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A schoolboy died from the effects of a suspected allergic reaction after allegedly being chased and having cheese thrown down his T-shirt, an inquest heard today. Karanbir Cheema, 13, was “gasping for air” when emergency crews arrived at William Perkin CofE High School in Greenford . Kieran Oppatt, the first paramedic to arrive at the scene on June 28 last year, today told St Pancras coroner’s court that the unconscious teenager’s condition deteriorated dr...
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A dog owner claims her pet was kicked to death by a teenager in a “disgusting” attack at an east London park. Pomeranian puppy Scout was set upon by thugs while being walked in Raphael Park in Romford , owner Samantha Winfield said - writes standard.co.uk She has launched a Facebook campaign to track down the culprit and police are investigating the incident, which happened at about 3pm on Sunday. “My partner walked my two Pomeranian puppies in Raphael Par...
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A female pedestrian is fighting for life after being hit by a lorry in east London , police said. Officers raced to the scene, on Stamford Hill, in Hackney , at about 4.25am on Thursday morning. The woman has been rushed to hospital, officers said, and remains in a critical condition. Police said the driver of the lorrystopped at the scene. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed there have been no arrests. Following the crash, Stamford Hill was...
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A survivor of the Parsons Green Tube bombing has told how the attack made him want to live life to the full onthe one-year anniversary of theexplosion . Carpet salesman Peter Crowley was hailed a “legend” when he turned up for work immediatelyafter the bomb exploded metres away from him on the Tube train. The device only partly detonated, saving many commuters from death, but sent a fireball shooting through the train, leaving 23 passengers suffering burns...
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A corn snake had to be rescued after becoming stuck in a mousetrap as it slid through a London street. The pink-scaled animal was spotted in a black device, unable to escape, by a passerby. They called the RSPCA to help free the snake. Joe White, the animal collection officer who responded to the call, said: “The poor snake could barely move and was well and truly stuck in the mousetrap. The snake had an abrasion where he was stuck but his injuries do not...
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A gang of carjackers who dragged former boxer Michael Watson 500 yards (450m) along a road in a failed attempt to steal a car have been convicted. The 51-year-old, who was left partly disabled after a fight with Chris Eubank in 1991, was attacked along with his carer in Chingford last year. Simon Luck, 29, Paul Samuels, 31, and Anselm Legemah, 23, also sprayed ammonia in the eyes of their victims. They were found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court of two se...
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Murders are taking longer to solve due to delays in getting vital evidence from technology companies based abroad, the Metropolitan Police has said. Detectives said the process was "bureaucratic" and in some cases took as long as 18 months. The concerns emerged as the Met recorded its 100th homicide - at an earlier point in the year than at any time since 2008. The Home Office said it was working to expand police powers. The latest victim, Memunatu Warne,...
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A seven-year-old boy has died after falling from the wall of a pub in east London. Police and paramedics rushed to Station Road, in HaroldWood, Romford , just after 5.20pm on Tuesday to find the child seriously injured. He was taken to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6.30pm. The boy is believed to have fallen at the King Harold Pub. His death is currently being treated as unexplained, Scotland Yard said. A spokesman added: “His next...
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The Siberian Forest cat, called Mr Muk, was taken from a garden in Islington, north London. Police have released pictures of a suspect, wearing a bright yellow t-shirt cradling the large ginger cat. The cat was last seen at Canonbury Station between at around 8:45pm on July 30th. CCTV image of suspect police are looking forCredit: Met Police Theft is theft and taking someone's pet because you like the look of them or consider them high value is a criminal...
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A mother and child who fell onto the track at a busy Tube station only avoided serious injury by scrambling into a pit to allow an oncoming train to pass above them, police said - writes standard.co.uk The father also leapt down to help the pair as the terrifying incident unfolded at Baker Street station at about 10.15pm on Friday. The woman was walking along the platform, pushing her child in a pram and looking up at the indicator board when she accidenta...
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DVLA registered companies are selling vehicle licence plates to drivers without carrying out proper checks, a BBC investigation has found. In some cases this has led to registered owners facing fines or arrest when it wrongly appears their vehicles are involved in crime. One Birmingham firm made cloned plates in 10 minutes, with no log book checks. When confronted, another licence plate retailer said the business did not "deliberately flout its obligations...
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Three men have been injured in a suspected acid attack on Westbourne Grove in west London, near Notting Hill. Local reports indicate the attack was near a DIY shop with emergency services now on the scene. The condition of the injured men is not known. Detectives are working to establish what the substance is. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "We were called by the London Ambulance Service at 2.10pm today to reports of reports of a noxious sub...
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Dozens of firefighters are tackling a blaze at a large primary school in east London. Twelve fire engines and about 80 firefighters were called to Roding Primary School, Dagenham, shortly before 05:00 BST. The Metropolitan Police said road closures had been put in place and that there were no reported injuries. According to Roding Primary School, it is "one of the biggest primary schools in the country". About half of the school building is alight, and the...
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A man has died after being hit by a Central line train at Tottenham Court Road station Police and Paramedics rushed to the busy London station shortly before 11.30pm on Thursday. The man, whose age is not currently known, was pronounced dead at the scene. The station was closed and Central line suspended between Liverpool Street and Marble Arch while emergency services dealt with the incident. Fred Nathan, 26, was on the train behind the one which struck t...
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Thisis the extraordinary moment a woman tipped out the contents of her wheelie bin onto a neighbour’s drive after apparently missing collection day. Stuart Garforth, 44, spoke out after catching the brazen act of fly-tipping on CCTV outside his house in a quiet residential street in Streatham . The footage shows the blonde woman approach his driveway before overturning the full bin in view of a passing car, with the rubbish also spilling onto the pavement....
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'The first thing that people thought to do was to record the incident on their mobile phones rather than help the rider,' force says. Members of the public who saw a police officer knocked off his motorbike while chasing a suspect have been condemned for filming him as he lay injured in the road - writes independent.co.uk West Midlands Police said it was “absolutely disgusting behaviour” to record the incident in Coventry on mobile phones rather than helpi...
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Detectives are searching for a male cyclist who left the scene of serious collision in Hackney. A woman who is believed to be in her forties is fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a bike on Kingsland High Street at around 5pm on Tuesday evening - writes itv.com Paramedics and the air ambulance were both sent to the scene. Police say no one has been arrested. Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to come forward. Read more news of Lon...
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Ikea offered dozens of customers beds after a crash closed the M25 in Essex. It has been reported nearly 200 motorists were given beds for the night at Ikea. There were long tailbacks after two lorries collided near the Dartford Crossing. Credit: Highways England One of the lorries overturned and slid down an embankment. Drivers were stuck in traffic after the crash near junction 30 and 31 on the M25. The collision happened around 2:30pm yesterday on the c...
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Anoff-licence accused of selling laughing gas to children as young as 14 was found to have nearly 13,500 silver canisters of the so-called “hippy crack”, police said. Officers searched Tanim Superstore in Limehouse after a tip-off and found the nitrous oxide canisters, with a street value of £5,620. In a report for the Tower Hamlets council licensing board, police said a teenager had been taken to hospital after inhaling from nitrous oxide canisters bought...
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A man whose spine was fractured in a homophobic attack during London Pride today said his life has been "ruined" by his assailant. Tom Barwick was brutally kicked in the back as he made his way home late at night following the Pride parade in London last month. His attacker called him a "f****** p***" immediately before the attack. Mr Barwick was struck on the back and suffered a fracture to his spine, before his attacker stole his phone and ran off. Polic...
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Scotland Yard said the women, aged 64 and 30, suffered injuries "consistent with a violent assault" at Adderley Gardens, Eltham, at about 12:10 BST. Joe Xuereb, 27, who lives locally, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Sidcup on Sunday evening. The women, who did not know Mr Xuereb, are being treated at hospitals in south London. A hammer believed to have been used in the attack was recovered from the scene, police said. Neighbour Bob Gover,...
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A man has been charged with the murder of a nurse who appeared on Britain's Got Talent in an NHS choir. Simonne Samantha Kerr, 31, from Wembley, was found fatally injured in a house in Grayshott Road, Battersea, on Wednesday - writes  bbc.com She was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene. Desmond Sylva, 40, of Grayshott Road, will appear in Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Friday. Police are not looking for anyone else over Ms Kerr's death....
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A doctor who worked as a physician to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been killed after colliding with a truck as he cycled through central London. Peter Fisher, 67, was riding through the High Holborn area on Wednesday morning when the collision occurred. Police said he had died at the scene. “We are all deeply shocked and saddened to learn that Dr Peter Fisher tragically died in a road traffic accident yesterday,” Gill Gaskin, medical director at Universit...
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A young Kitchener diver who hoped to compete in the Olympics died Sunday at private music festival near Port Burwell. Colton James (C.J.) Moore, 24, died near the end of the Playground 2018 festival held at Otter River Farms, a private property off McQuiggan Line in the Municipality of Bayham with camping and cabins. Moore died in an apparent drowning, festival organizers said in Facebook post. Moore was a bio medical engineering student at the University...
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'He would come up behind her and whisper in her ear as an excuse to get too close to her'. The girl, who was 16 when she started, was sexually harassed, intimidated and had her hours cut after she rejected her supervisor's advances. She was working 10 hours a week as a receptionist at Pizza Hut Delivery when she was targeted by Sultan Tanha - writes independent.co.uk Stratford employment tribunal in east London ruled he subjected her to "unjustified threat...
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A farmer who died while feeding his animals was likely trampled to death by his own cattle, police say. Officers were called to Pinstraw Farm in Groombridge, East Sussex , after the body of a man was found by his partner in field containing Aberdeen Angus cows, calves and a bull - writes independent.co.uk Sussex Police said the farmer, named locally as 64-year-old Stephen Sandys, had been pronounced dead at the scene on Friday evening. “At this time we are...
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Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas. His wife, Lady Naipaul, called him a "giant in all that he achieved". She said he died at his home in London "surrounded by those he loved, having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and end...
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One female officer was taken to hospital. A police van on a 999 call was involved in a crash which left one officer injured. The police van came off the road when it collided with a car and smashed into a hedge outside Meriden Business Park, just off the A45 - writes coventrytelegraph.net A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "Police responding to an emergency call have been involved in a collision on Birmingham Road, Coventry at around 8.30am this...
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Police have named a man suspected of threatening to run over cyclists during the morning rush hour in south London. Officers are appealing for help to find Shane Seymour, who they said drove a stolen car during the row. Footage on social media shows how cyclist Dave Clifton was almost hit by a black Audi A3 on a road in Clapham at about 08:00 BST last Wednesday. The Met Police wants to track down the "dangerous" driver, who sped away when police arrived at...
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A cyclist is seriously injured after being hit by a lorry in south-east London. The man, aged in his 20s, was left in a “pool of blood” after colliding with the vehicle on Jamaica Road in Bermondsey just before 8am. Witnesses said a group of fellow cyclists and passers-by rushed to help the injured man and hold up traffic while waiting for emergency services to arrive. The cyclist was rushed to a central London hospital by ambulance, where his condition wa...
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The death of a seven-year-old boy killed in a house fire is being treated as murder, the Met Police has said. Joel Urhie was found after a "very severe fire" at his home in Adolphus Street, Deptford, south-east London, in the early hours. Joel's mother Sophie and sister Sarah escaped. His father John said: "It's terrible, the pain we cannot forget." Det Supt Jane Corrigan said the fire was believed to be arson but Joel was unlikely to be the target. "It is...
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A concentrated and fierce thunderstorm that hit the Windsor area Monday afternoon left a wide trail of destruction in its wake, with trees and power lines downed and emergency crews scrambling to keep up with a flood of calls for assistance from the public. “Today’s storm has caused tree damage in many areas throughout the City,” Mayor Drew Dilkens tweeted shortly after the storm hit mid-afternoon. Environment Canada had issued a severe thunderstorm watch...
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The English setter named Brewster, aged around 18 months, was discovered cowering in woods last Friday. Staff at Croydon council in south London say he weighed just half his expected weight of 15 kilos. He is now currently undergoing intense treatment and is having the tar removed from his hair. I collected this gentle soul, found laying under a tree in the woods, Croydon area. He is definitely one of the thinnest dogs I’ve ever come across Skin and bone,...
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About 60 firefighters have tackled a fire in west London. London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent eight fire engines to a block of flats in Craven Road, Ealing, at about 15:45 BST. It said half of the roof garden on the seventh floor was alight, but no casualties had been reported. The fire was under control at about 17:15 and the cause is under investigation, a brigade spokesperson said. Praveen Anand, a Labour councillor for Ealing Common, described the blaze as...
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The boss of British Airways has criticised long queues at Heathrow, saying arrivals face two-hour waits to get through border control. Alex Cruz has written a letter to the Times saying queues at the London airport are "significantly worse" than other major hubs across the world - writes bbc.com The letter is in response to proposals for "UK-only" lines after Brexit. The Home Office said most of those arriving at Heathrow passed border control within agree...
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A tropical snake has been filmed eating a pigeon on a busy east London street. Dave Fawbert spotted the boa constrictor, thought to be an abandoned pet, on High Road, Leytonstone, on Saturday morning. The RSPCA has since taken the reptile to a wildlife centre and is appealing for information about how it may have come to be in the street. A spokeswoman for the charity said it appeared "someone had found a dead pigeon and then given it to the snake". Mr Faw...
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A man has pleaded guilty to claiming £81,000 in money and accommodation by falsely saying he lived in Grenfell Tower before the devastating fire. At Westminster Magistrates' Court, Yonatan Eyob, 26, from Notting Hill, admitted fraud by false representation. He was charged with dishonestly making a false representation for accommodation and subsistence between June 2017 and June 2018. The fire ripped through the tower block in June 2017, leaving 72 people d...
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The passer-by who rescued a woman, a man and a baby from a blazing building in north-west London said he always wanted to be a firefighter. Mick O'Beirne was on his way home on Saturday night when he saw flames coming from a flat above a shop in Pinner Road, Harrow. He smashed the door down rescuing a mother, her three-month-old baby and another resident. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) praised his quick thinking and courage. Mr O'Beirne said he could see sm...
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SARNIA — A person is recovering in hospital after firefighters here rescued and resuscitated a resident and a cat following a fire that engulfed a home Tuesday evening. At least 15 firefighters from three stations arrived at a basement fire in a four-plex on Hampton Avenue at about 8 p.m. They found smoke streaming out the front door of the two-storey home - writes lfpress.com Firefighters contained the blaze to the basement unit, Sarnia Fire Services said...
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Victims of alleged harassment at Westminster have told the BBC that others affected are still too frightened to come forward. One victim suggested "forces are trying to scupper" plans for a new complaints system due to be published next week - writes bbc.com The proposals, to be debated by MPs, will only see complaints from 2017 onwards investigated. But leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said she was determined to push them through. Last autu...
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The decision to approve the flying of a giant blimp depicting Donald Trump as an angry, orange baby near Parliament has been defended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The 20ft (6m) high inflatable, dubbed “Trump Baby”, has been granted permission to rise above Parliament Square Gardens for two hours on Friday morning. Mr Khan said he supported the decision taken by the Greater London Authority, adding that it was not for him to be a “censor” - writes itv.com It...
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A construction company owner has been jailed after two of his employees burned to death in an explosion at an industrial unit. Brothers Jashar Lamallari, 37, and Ardian Lamallari, 42, were injured in the blast in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, on 3 October 2015 and died later in hospital from almost 100% burns. Simon Thomerson, 42, of Sutherland Avenue in Maida Vale, London, admitted breaching health and safety rules. He was jailed for eight months. The two bro...
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Police have issued a fresh warning over the dangers of drugs after a 15-year-old girl died in Cornwall. The girl, named locally as Shakira Pellow, collapsed in Camborne on Friday and died in hospital on Saturday. It is not known what substance she took but police said it had been seized and was being tested. A family member said Miss Pellow could "light up a room" and had been upbeat "talking about her future and going to college". The woman, who did not w...
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A once-stately building on the banks of the Thames River that was home to a boating club and several generations of a London family has been destroyed by fire. Free Press staff An inspector from Ontario’s Fire Marshal Office sifted Sunday through the smouldering ruins of a once-stately building on the banks of the Thames River that was destroyed by a fire - writes lfpress.com The wooden building with a double veranda known as The Cedars was home to a boati...
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Passengers have been advised to avoid London Victoria railway station after a signal failure caused major disruption across London. Gatwick Express services are suspended while Southern and Thameslink trains are badly affected, National Rail said. There was a total loss of signalling power in the Streatham Common area, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said. Disruption began on Wednesday night and is expected to continue into Friday morning, National Rail add...
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A 15-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in a large fight after a birthday party attended by up to 100 youths in east London. The Metropolitan Police said they were called to a community centre in Romford on Saturday night after fighting broke out as youngsters left the event. The boy was found with knife wounds and died at the scene. Scotland Yard said three male teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken for questioning at separate...
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Graffiti tributes to three young artists killed after being hit by a train near Loughborough Junction station have begun to appear around London. Harrison Scott-Hood, 23, Jack Gilbert, also 23 and Alberto Carrasco, 19, were found dead on a railway line in south London on Monday morning . Fellow graffiti artists have paid tribute to the trio by painting their “tags” Kbag, Lover and Trip togetheron walls across the capital after their deaths at the popular g...
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In seven decades as an NHS institution, Moorfields Eye Hospital has been at the forefront of pioneering treatments. Today, cutting-edge research continues, new cures for blindness are discovered and hope is given to patients nationwide. To mark the 70th anniversary of the birth of the NHS, the BBC has been given behind the scenes access to the London hospital that has transformed eye care and come up with solutions that have saved the sight of millions of...
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A 23-year-old man has been arrested after an explosion at a north London Tube station left five people injured. Witnesses described smelling "burning rubber" and seeing "six-foot flames" at the entrance to Southgate Underground station in Enfield on Tuesday evening - writes bbc.com Police believe the explosion was caused by a faulty drill battery. The man was held on suspicion of an act likely to cause an explosion to injure or damage property, and endange...
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Three men have died after being struck by a train near a south London station. It is understood that spray cans were found near the bodies of the men, who are believed to be in their 20s. Police were called to Loughborough Junction station, near Brixton, at about 07:30 BST and the three were pronounced dead at the scene. The deaths are being treated as "unexplained" and police are investigating how the men came to be on the tracks. British Transport Police...
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A former Scotland Yard detective has tweeted tips on how to prevent moped gang attacks. Crime fighter turned crime writer David Videcette says simply varying the daily routine could stop you becoming a target. His came in response to the attack on comedian Michael McIntyre who was robbed of his £15,000 watch by a moped gang. In a series of tweets, David adds : First off, timing & location of attack. I’m totally not interested in moaning about double yellow...
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Police discovered 16 people living in a two-bedroom flat in a dawn raid in Brent. Officers entered the property in Kingsbury, north west London, found three times the number of people who would be permitted to live there under licensing rules - writes standard.co.uk. Mattresses, bunkbeds and sofa beds had been packed together in the two bedrooms and living room space within the poorly ventilated flat. Fire escapes had been blocked while a smoke alarm was f...
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A female pedestrian has been rushed to hospital with possible life-changing injuries after being hit by a cyclist at the notorious Bank junction. Police officers were called to the junction in the City just after 5.30pm following reports of a collision- writes standard.co.uk The victim was taken to Royal London Hospital with a head injury, City of London Police said. It comes after lorries, cars and taxis were banned from the junction last May in a bid to...
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The family of a woman who died in 2015 are mounting a legal challenge against the decision not to prosecute her boyfriend over her death. Jourdain John-Baptiste, 22, died after falling from the balcony of her fourth-floor flat in Gainsborough House at Ayley Croft, Enfield, in August 2015. The Metropolitan Police said it has an "open mind" regarding the case. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the evidence did not meet its test for prosecution. 'Only...
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But a spokesman for Wetherspoons backed the decision to ban the angry Cornwall pensioner and said 'we will not tolerate this behaviour' A pensioner says he has been BANNED by pub chain Wetherspoons after complaining when his friend was served five bits of chicken in a 'ten piece' meal. Angry Derek Elliot, 69, has been visiting a nearby Wetherspoons for years and will often stop in for a bite to eat with his friend, 76-year-old Mike Trewartha - writes mirro...
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At least 14 people have been injured after a bus ploughed into 25 cars in Dartford town centre in Kent. A man was arrested on suspicion of careless driving following the incident and remains in custody. Police said they and other emergency services were called to Hythe Street at 6.48pm. The 14 people injured were reportedly walking wounded and were being treated at the scene. Insurance company Aviva said in a statement it was supporting the emergency servi...
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Gangs who use online videos to incite violence will be treated like terror suspects, a senior Met officer has said. Under new proposals, prosecutions could be brought even if a clip cannot be linked to a specific attack. Cdr Jim Stokley said the force believes it has identified legislation in the Serious Crime Act it could use. Under the Terrorism Act police do not need to link a video to an attack to bring a charge. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressi...
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Themother of a five-year-old girl who died when a rotting playground swing collapsed said today she is “truly disappointed” at failings by Tower Hamlets council that led to her child’s death. Alexia Walenkaki was playing with school friends in Mile End Park a day before her sixth birthday when the crumbling log swing broke and struck her on the head -writes standard.co.uk A jury at St Pancras coroner’s court yesterday found poplar wood riddled with fungi h...
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Key workers such as police officers and teachers are priced out of more parts of London than ever before despite the slowdown in the property market, according to a new study. The findings dash hopes that stagnant home prices might make it easier for workers in essential professions to put down roots in the capital. Only eight per cent of London homes can be afforded by a police officer on an average £44,824 salary , according to the analysis from home-mov...
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Cherise Gwilt was on shopping trip inHanley in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Son withdrew £40 from cash machine after her telling the driver waters broken Ms Gwilt gave birth atRoyal Stoke University Hospital less than three hours later Mother from Abbey Hulton, Staffordshire, said birth is now a 'touchy' subject Taxi Firm Lucky Seven has promised to reimburse the mother A mother-of-four was ordered to pay a £40 clean-up charge by a cabbie - after her wate...
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The workers were rescued from the roof of the sprawling building, which opened in 1913 as a cereal-making operation and closed in 2014. Three workers on the roof of the former Kellogg cereal plant had to be lifted to safety via ladder truck after a brief fire at the facility Tuesday afternoon. “It was a good operation,” said Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Dave Walmsley. He did not have a damage estimate at hand. Two employees inside were treated for smoke inh...
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On Tuesday morning, Camden County police received numerous reports about a man who intentionally pushed people strolling along the Regent's canal into the water. It became known about an atypical offense on May 8th at 08:40. An unidentified man pushed into the water the people who went on a morning run in the park area of ​​St Pancras Way. At least two people could not orient and fell into Regent's Canal. And although none of those who met the aggressor se...
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The National Forensic Bureau investigates the circumstances of the appearance of hundreds of letters with false threats to blow up educational institutions from Birmingham to London. On May 8th, early in the morning, hundreds of schools in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Middlesex, Uxbridge and London received electronic letters threatening with the explosion, which the National Forensic Bureau called a massive false alarm. Attackers require the recipient...
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Border Guards confiscated 50 crocodiles, illegally imported into the UK, at London's Heathrow Airport. It is noted that the one-year-old crocodiles arrived from Malaysia were to be delivered to one of the farms near Cambridge. This was planned to do for breeding and eating them. However, during transportation, transportation rules were violated - there were 50 reptiles in five containers. When each container is designed to carry only four crocodiles. "Croc...
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DRESDEN — A 58-year-old man was injured when he was shot Saturday night at the Dresden Raceway. Chatham-Kent police had the scene taped off Sunday as they continued to investigate the shooting that occurred shortly before 11 p.m - writes lfpress.com “The investigation is ongoing,” Insp. Kirk Earley told Postmedia News at the scene. “We would just ask that people stay away from this area for now.” The man who was shot suffered non life-threatening injuries...
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A bus has been severely damaged after crashing into a lamppost near Buckingham Palace. The windscreen was smashed in the collision around 150 metres from the palace at the junction of Buckingham Palace Road and Victoria Street. The route 16 bus was a double decker operated by Metroline for Transport for London. There were no serious injuries. Read more news of London on our site.
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A 'huge' fire at a storage building in Kirkdale has caused train services to be suspended and roads remain closed this morning. Witnesses reported hearing 'loud bangs' after the blaze broke out near Bank Hall station in Kirkdale at around 11pm on Monday - writes liverpoolecho.co.uk The A5056 Bankhall Street remains closed in both directions closed due to the factory fire between A565 DerbyRoad and A567 Stanley Road. A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire and R...
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District line passengers have complained of being stuck on packed trains between stations after a signal failure caused travel chaos. The whole line ground to a halt at about 7pm on Monday after signalling issues at Earl’s Court, much to the fury of commuters trying to make their way home. TfL said later that the entire District and Circle lines were suffering from severe delays, with problems continuing into the evening. Some people said they were stuck o...
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Dead and live rodents, as well as the mass of scat – that was what the inspectors found in the kitchen of the pizzeria. The inspectors were horrified when they got to the kitchen of the Franco Pizza restaurant. In the institution they cooked dishes in absolutely unsanitary conditions: except for dead rodents, the inspectors saw live mice that ran straight around the dirty kitchen floor, and the dishes and equipment were covered with scat, all this, as well...
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The City of London Police has released crime scene photos from their archive on the 25th anniversary of the Bishopsgate bomb. The pictures, which have not been made public before show the devastation caused after the IRA truck bomb exploded. The City of London Police has released crime scene photos from their archive on the 25th anniversary of the Bishopsgate bomb. Credit: City of London Police The pictures, which have not been made public before show the...
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A court heard the sodium poisoning came just the day after the mother had searched the internet to find out how much salt is appropriate for a young child. A mum-of-two broke down in tears as she was jailed for four years - for poisoning her 18-month-old baby with salt. The 29-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her child, deliberately poisoned her daughter. A court heard the sodium poisoning came just the day after the mother had sear...
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A resident has died after a fire broke out at a home for people with learning disabilities. The huge blaze started in Connington Crescent, Chingford, north-east London, at about 02:15 BST. Eight residents and four carers managed to get out of the three-storey block before firefighters arrived at the scene. When crews arrived, two floors and the roof of the building were alight, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. Paramedics treated the woman but she was pronou...
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Like so many people in Tottenham and across Haringey, we have been horrified this week by the senseless murder of 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne-Blake. For a teenage girl to have her life taken in this way is tragic beyond words. Our thoughts are with Tanesha’s friends and family. Tanesha was well known in Tottenham, as a former pupil at Gladesmore Community School and because of the active role she played at Bruce Grove Youth Space, where she recently succ...
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A woman has been critically injured after falling from a ride at a funfair in west London. Emergency services were called to Philpots Farm, West Drayton, Hillingdon, at 20:15 BST on Tuesday. The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was taken to a central London hospital where she is said to be in a stable condition. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed and inquiries into the fall are continuing, police said. Read more news of London on our...
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Defendants tellcourt they had not eaten for days. Two men have been jailed after slaughtering a goat at a German petting zoo because they were hungry. The men, both 29-year-old Romanians, were convicted at a Berlin court of theft and killing an animal without good reason - writes independent.co.uk The pair broke into the petting zoo in the German capital's Hasenheideparkon 18 February and killed an Angora goat called Lilly. The zoo is a popular attraction...