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Burst pipe causes ’60ft water fountain’ in Milton Keynes

A burst pipe has caused a water fountain at least 60ft (18m) high to suddenly appear in a residential street. It was filmed at about 09:30 GMT in St Stephens Drive, in the Bolbeck Park area of Milton Keynes. An Anglian Water spokesman said engineers were working to repair the pipe as quickly as possible. He said: “A road closure was put in place for the safety of local residents. Our teams have isolated the pipe and no customers in the area have been affected by loss of water or…

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NHL roundup: Pominville, Skinner lead Sabres’ 9-goal burst

Jason Pominville and Jeff Skinner each had two goals and an assist, and Jack Eichel added three assists as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the visiting Ottawa Senators 9-2 on Saturday. Nov 3, 2018; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Jason Pominville (29) celebrates after scoring his second goal against the Ottawa Senators during the second period at KeyBank Center. Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Okposo, Zemgus Girgensons, Conor Sheary, Patrik Berglund and Casey Mittelstadt added a goal apiece for the Sabres, and Sam Reinhart chipped in with two assists.…

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Becky Hill sings outside Manchester Academy after burst pipe cancels gig

Image copyright Getty Images Singer Becky Hill sang on the street outside the Manchester Academy after she was forced to cancel a sold-out show due to a burst water pipe. She tweeted that the local council made a decision not to put on the gig but “that will not stop me”. Around 200 fans came to see her perform acoustically before she travelled across the city to watch her friend and collaborator MNEK perform. Becky says the date will be rescheduled and fans should keep their tickets. Skip Twitter post…

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Thousands without water after pipe burst in Nottinghamshire

Image caption Severn Trent said it was working to replace the broken section of the pipe Several thousand homes are without water in Nottinghamshire after a major pipe burst. Large parts of the eastern side of the county are affected by the problem, which occurred in the village of Epperstone. Severn Trent Water said it was one of its biggest mains, meaning people may have no supply or low pressure. It is working to deliver bottled water to vulnerable people in the affected areas, the company added. More than half…

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Newtown burst water main clean-up begins

Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service Image caption Some residents spoke of the speed at which the water rose Residents have described a torrent of water gushing into the air and flooding homes when one of Birmingham’s “largest” mains in the city burst. About 100 properties were affected after a major water main burst on Wheeler Street in the Newtown area on Saturday. Many people had to be rescued by boat and roads were left badly damaged, with huge craters visible. An investigation is set to begin into what caused…

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Birmingham Newtown burst water main floods streets

Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service Image caption It is so far unclear how many homes are without water on what is expected to be one of the hottest days of the year Cars were left submerged and homes cut off when a burst water main flooded streets in part of Birmingham. About 100 homes were affected around Wheeler Street, Newtown, West Midlands Fire Service said. A rescue boat was being sent. Supplier Severn Trent Water said the burst involved “one of its biggest pipes” and it would take while…

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Kenya dam burst ’causes huge destruction’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of homes were swept away when the Patel Dam burst its banks Officials in Kenya say a dam has burst after heavy rain, causing “huge destruction” and killing at least 10. The breach happened in the town of Solai, 190km (120 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi. “The water has caused huge destruction of both life and property. The extent of the damage has yet to be ascertained,” said Lee Kinyajui, governor of Nakuru county. The Kenyan Red Cross says it has rescued…

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