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Leicestershire T20 match abandoned due to floods

Leicestershire T20 match abandoned due to floods Credit: ITV News Central

Leicestershire County Cricket Club said it is 'disappointed' to announce that today’s NatWest T20 Blast match against Worcestershire Rapids has been abandoned due to the bad weather.

Aylestone was affected by flash flooding on Tuesday and the Fischer County Ground had water gathering in the far corner of the ground.

The club said an inspection has been conducted by match umpires and they concluded that the ground is unfit for play today.

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Firefighters tackle 'severe' house fire in Hereford

Four fire engines attended to a 'severe' house fire on Monday night in Hereford.

Four fire engines attended the incident. Credit: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue

At approximately 10:55pm last night Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue (HWFRS) was called to reports of a fire at a detached property in Easton Bishop.

Police and ambulance staff were also in attendance. Credit: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue

Upon arrival the fire crews were faced with a severe house fire, which initially started in the garage and rapidly spread to the rest of the house. Firefighters tackled the fire throughout the night using hose reel jets and compressed air foam.

Thankfully the occupants were able to safely evacuate the property prior to our arrival and were given precautionary checks by paramedics at the scene.

Incidents such as this highlight the importance of having an escape plan and working smoke alarms.

– Group Commander George Marshall
An investigation into the cause of the fire is currently underway. Credit: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue
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