Hundreds of acres of heathland destroyed as wildfires spread across Scottish Highlands

Huge grassland fire brought under control before it reaches Scottish town after burning through the night Dozens of firefighters battled blaze near Fort William in Scottish Highlands Hundreds of acres of heath, grass and trees have burned in dry conditions Cause unknown but farmers are currently allowed to set moorland on fireLocal Lib Dem MP Charles Kennedy praises efforts of emergency services By Becky Evans and Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 22:38 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 2 April 2013 Firefighters worked through the night to bring under control a huge grassland blaze. Crews were called to tackle the wildfire north of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands at around 4pm yesterday, which broke out on grassland and heath north of the B8004, stretching for three miles. Ross, Skye and Lochaber Liberal Democrat MP Charles Kennedy praised the efforts of emergency service crews who tackled the fire, with no properties in the area having to be evacuated

Eight passengers injured in M3 coach crash after driver lost consciousness at the wheel

Eight passengers injured in M3 coach crash after driver lost consciousness at the wheel Hampshire Police said driver 'became unwell and lost consciousness'Coach overturned into the verge on the side of the motorway Accident happened southbound one mile from Fleet services in HampshireNo passengers thought to have been seriously hurt in crash at 6pm By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 19:44 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 04:29 GMT, 7 January 2013 The driver of a coach that overturned on the motorway yesterday lost consciousness at the wheel, police said.

China building collapse: Desperate search for survivors after six-storey residential building collapses in China

Desperate search for survivors after six-storey residential building collapses in China One woman pulled from the rubble later died at hospitalAt least one other trapped in the debrisFamilies complained of 'cracks' and were told to evacuate on the morning of the disaster | UPDATED: 18:39 GMT, 16 December 2012 A desperate rescue operation is ongoing in east China's Zhejiang Province after a six-storey building collapsed today. One woman has died in the accident, with at least one other woman believed to be buried in the rubble. It is unknown if she is alive at present

Philippine Typhoon Bopha death toll rises: More than 230 people killed

More than 230 people killed by Typhoon Bopha as gusts of 93mph batter the southern PhilippinesCentral winds of 75mph and gusts of up to 93mph hit the affected areas Destroyed homes, caused landslides and killed hundreds Rescuers have reached most areas, but have found it hard to reach some isolated communities | UPDATED: 18:15 GMT, 5 December 2012 The death toll from a powerful storm battering the southern Philippines has risen to more than 230, with hundreds missing in landslides and floodwaters, as Typhoon Bopha continues its destructive path across the island nation. Tens of thousands of people were left homeless after gusts of up to 150kph (93mph), battered the large southern island of Mindanao. Government spokeswoman Fe Maestre said at least 151 people died in the worst-hit province of Compostela Valley

Sasago Tunnel Japan: Seven missing as highway tunnel caves in west of Tokyo while rescuers fear second collapse

Seven missing as highway tunnel caves in west of Tokyo while rescuers fear a second collapse Several burned bodies have reportedly been found among the rubbleVideo footage from cameras inside the tunnel show firefighters picking their way through cement roof panels that collapsed onto vehiclesThe cause of the Sasago Tunnel collapse in Japan is under investigation | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 2 December 2012 At least seven people are feared missing after parts of a major road tunnel collapsed west of Tokyo – trapping vehicles as smoke from a fire inside initially prevented rescuers from approaching. Several burned bodies have reportedly been found among the rubble at the Sasago Tunnel, around 50 miles outside the capital.