Posted on 14th February 2013
Firefighters were called to a home in Goosnargh after a house fire caused by a wood burner started in a roof. The fire at a house in Church Lane, in the village near Preston, was caused by a fault with a wood burning stove, no casualties were reported.
Posted on 13th February 2013
Police investigation is under way after a church in Edinburgh was “completely destroyed” by fire damage. Police said the cause of the fire at the church on Stanley Place in the Abbeyhill area had yet to be established as they are still continuing investigation.
Posted on 12th February 2013
An 136-year-old bridge in a Devon town has been closed after being damaged by flooding. Engineers found the Jubilee Bridge at Modbury had suffered extensive flood damage as a result of flooding at the end of last year and was “in danger of collapsing”, Devon County Council said. It would “remain closed for some months”, the council added.
Posted on 11th February 2013
A family in South Tyneside claim that their two bedroom property has fallen victim to mould after continuous damp conditions in their home. Experts have been to the property and diagnosed the mould problem as a result of condensation and are now seeing to the issue.
Posted on 8th February 2013
Over £290m will be invested in 93 newly green-lit flood defence projects this year, potentially protecting an additional 64,000 homes from water damage. With the Government on course to spend £2.3bn on the prevention of flood water damage and coastal erosion over the four years to 2015, this additional funding could raise the number of flood-protected homes to 165,000 in two years time.
Posted on 7th February 2013
Six fire engines have been sent to deal with a house fire in Ashdown Drive Crawley (West Sussex). The fire damage is believed to have started in a first-floor bedroom of a terraced house and spread to the roof. The fire service said the fire had spread to neighbouring roofs of the terraced house.
Posted on 4th February 2013
Forecasters have issued weather warnings this week and warned of high winds and blizzard conditions affecting large parts of Scotland during Monday and Tuesday morning. The Met Office has issued amber and yellow warnings and risk of further water damage from the wet and windy weather. Several schools in the Western Isles have been closed and about 200 homes were without power. Ferry sailings across Scotland were disrupted.
Posted on 1st February 2013
Britain is set to be hit by more blustery showers this evening with wind making temperatures drop, according to weather reports. Flood alerts have been issued across the country, warning residents to be prepared in case of flood damage to their property.