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Firefighters and police called after burst water main spills onto road

James Hockaday

Burst water main spills onto road in Wootton Way

Credit: @TVP_Maidenhead

A leak from a water pipe left caused a flood in Stamford Road earlier today (Tuesday).

A crew from Maidenhead Fire Station was called to the scene at midday to assess the scene and block off flooded areas.

Firefighters, who were there for two hours, called Thames Valley Police and a Thames Water engineer who isolated the pipe.

Firefighter Alex Stevenson said there was 'a fairly serious leak' from a ruptured water main.

Although it was not needed, the crew had pumping equipment at the ready to fight the flood.

"The force of the water coming down the road, it could knock people off their feet or flood neighbours' property," said the firefighter.

"Sometimes it can flow literally out of where it's burst and into some poor soul's house."

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  • James Jesson

    22:10, 25 April 2017

    Big Pharma Currently firms such as Astra Zeneca, Glaxo, have a EU licence to research and trade into the EU. However, this membership, will lapse, when we leave the EU in 2019 and they will longer have this privileged access. Their highly qualified EU scientists are moving across. Without these highly skilled EU staff and EU access to the EU pharmaceutical markets, they will relocate to research centres abroad. This will lead of scores of high value job losses in Stevenage, Lutterworth and the death of the UK Pharmaceutical industry and massive loss of tax revenues for the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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  • James Jesson

    22:10, 25 April 2017

    Big Pharma Currently firms such as Astra Zeneca, Glaxo, have a EU licence to research and trade into the EU. However, this membership, will lapse, when we leave the EU in 2019 and they will longer have this privileged access. Their highly qualified EU scientists are moving across. Without these highly skilled EU staff and EU access to the EU pharmaceutical markets, they will relocate to research centres abroad. This will lead of scores of high value job losses in Stevenage, Lutterworth and the death of the UK Pharmaceutical industry and massive loss of tax revenues for the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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