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A 77-year-old woman who collapsed while calling police to report a burglary at her home is critically ill in hospital. She dialled 999 on Monday to report intruders had forced their way into her home in Bells Hill, High Barnet, north-east London, and stolen property. During the call, the police operator heard her collapse. Paramedics arrived and she was taken to hospital, where her family remains at her bedside. Scotland Yard said its Homicide and Major Cr...
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A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a car following a police chase in south-east London. The man, in his 60s, was in hospital on Thursday evening after a suspect vehicle hit him in Sandhurst Road, Catford. Officers had tried to stop the car in Lewisham at 1pm. The car made off and Met bosses authorised a pursuit. Police lost the car and the pursuit was terminated. But at 1.05pm, they found the car had been in collision with the man. His n...
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A dog walker was rescued from the Thames after she was trapped trying to save her four-month-old puppy. Sam Swinscoe, 46, was stranded in waist-high water after climbing in to reach her pet, Monty, who had fallen from the riverside path in Hammersmith. The Jack Russell mix, rescued two months ago from Battersea Dogs’ Home, was chasing a seagull when he tumbled over a low wall. The mother-of-two, who had been walking Monty with a friend, told the Standard:...
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A huge blaze at a depot in south-east London has destroyed seven buses and badly damaged four others. Firefighters were called out at about 03:30 GMT to the site in Farnborough Hill, Orpington. People living nearby said they were woken by "explosions". London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it had received around 40 calls about the blaze, which it described as "very visible". It took about 60 firefighters nearly three hours to get under control. About 30 other veh...
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The Museum of London is considering purchasing parts of Boris Johnson’s water canon after they were sold to a scrapyard at a loss of over £300,000. The three riot control vehicles were purchased from the German federal police.  However in 2015, they were banned from being used by then home secretary Theresa May, consigning them to a storage yard in Gravesend.  The museum is looking to purchase some objects from the scrapyard as part of a collection which w...
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A private school teacher has been left partially blind after another woman smashed a glass in her face during a night out.  Lisa Bertsch, 30, was at the Be At One bar in Richmond when she was hit in her right eye. The tumbler shattered and left Ms Bertsch, who lives with her boyfriend in Kingston, needing emergency surgery. She said the attack happened when she tried to stop the assailant pouring a cocktail over her friend’s belongings. Ms Bertsch added th...
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Seven vehicles were destroyed after a huge fire ripped through a luxury car dealership in east London. Around 125 firefighters fought the blaze at Imperials, on High Road, Chadwell Heath in Romford, Crews were first called at 22:10 GMT on Saturday night, and managed to bring the fire under control by 07:20. Nobody was injured in the fire, but the showroom and a warehouse were "completely damaged", London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. Station manager Paul Eastla...
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Former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry filmed the shocking moment a council worker confiscated a homeless person’s belongings. Ms Dewberry, who won the BBC show in 2006, confronted the worker as he removed the man's sleeping bag, cardboard and umbrella in Lambeth, south London. Despite her efforts to stop him, the man refused and drove off in a golf cart filled with other items. Sharing the video on Twitter, she wrote: “I'm sheltering from rain under c...
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A teenager has been fatally stabbed in south-east London. The emergency services were called to reports of a stabbing at 17:20 GMT on Thursday on Randlesdown Road in Bellingham. A boy, believed to be 15, was found with stab wounds and taken to hospital, where he later died. His family has been informed. No arrests have been made and detectives are appealing for information. Read more news of London on our site.
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A 10-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in south-east London. Paramedics were called to the scene of the crash on LewishamHigh Street just before 8am on Tuesday. Police said the boy has been taken to a nearby hospital, where his condition was described as "not life-threatening". A spokeswoman for the force confirmed that no arrests had been made in connection with the crash, and that road closures were in place. The London Am...
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A skyscraper climber, dubbed the French Spiderman, has struck again - this time at one of London's tallest buildings. Alain Robert, whose feats have included climbing Dubai's 2,717ft Burj Khalifa, is tackling the Heron Tower in the City of London. The 56-year-old daredevil, who is known for scaling skyscrapers with his bare hands, said before his climb: "I fully feel alive when my life is at stake. It may sound a bit scary and crazy but this is the way it...
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Canada’s transportation watchdog mechanical issues and track conditions contributed to the train derailment that sent 14 cars from the tracks in the heart of Strathroy last summer. The Transportation Safety Board was called in to investigate after a CN freight train derailed near the Metcalfe Street West crossing just after 4 a.m. July 19, 2017. One of the 14 cars that went off the tracks was an empty, dangerous-goods tank that recently had transported liq...
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A £30,000 vintage sports car has fallen into the Regent’s Canal in north London after being knocked by a passing van. Rescuers were trying to retrieve the car, a blue replica of the classic Porsche 356, on Wednesday evening after it became submerged in the canal in Islington . The vehicle had been parked outside AutoVero luxury and classic cars, whose owner Kalvin Cauldwell admitted “it could have been much worse”. Mr Cauldwell said a "smashing noise" aler...
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A man has died after being hit by a window that fell from a luxury block of flats in central London. The man in his 50s was struck at about 10:40 BST outside the Corniche apartments on Albert Embankment. He was pronounced dead by emergency crews called to the scene. The Met said it believed the man "was hit by something falling from a building". Witness Paddy Riley, who said he saw the victim lying on his back, described the scene as "very, very distressin...
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A man has been stabbed in the face on a London Underground train. He was attacked on the Central Line between Stratford and Mile End in east London at about 00:45 BST. Rukshana Begum, 24, said she saw "blood pouring from his face" after hearing an argument. The victim was taken to hospital and has since been discharged. British Transport Police (BTP) have appealed for information and released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in relation to the i...
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This is the moment lifeboat crews saved a woman from the River Thames after she got stuck trying to rescue her dog. The woman was stranded knee-deep in water, clinging to a ladder, after the dog fell in the river near Wandsworth . The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) released the footage on Monday, using it as a warning to people about the dangers of trying to rescue their pets. The video showed a lifeboat from Chiswick RNLI helping the terrified...
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A 15-year-old girl who died after a severe allergic reaction to a baguette from an airport Pret a Manger said "Daddy, help me" as she struggled to breathe, an inquest has heard. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse became ill on a flight to Nice on 17 July 2016. Despite her father administering two EpiPen injections, Natasha died in a hospital in Nice within hours, West London Coroner's Court heard. Pret a Manger said it was "deeply saddened" by her death. Natasha from...
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A man arrested at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of possessing a Taser has been released by police. The 38-year-old, a visitor to London from the Netherlands, was detained at the visitors' entrance to the palace at about 12:45 BST on Sunday - writes bbc.com Scotland Yard said his possession of the device, which was low-powered and part of a keyring, was a genuine error, and that he posed no threat. The man was released without further action. A spokesman s...
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A woman has been charged with the murder of her 75-year-old husband at their home in east London. Kanagusabi Ramathan was found with serious head injuries after paramedics attended a property in Burges Road, Newham, at about 14:20 BST on Friday. Packiam Ramathan, 73, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday. A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be carried out in due course, police said. Re...
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A bomb disposal team was called to an beach after a schoolgirl found a suspected hand grenade. The alarm was raised by nine-year-old Isobel Osborne following the chance discovery on Sheerness beach, off Marine Parade, just past the Isle Of Sheppey Sailing Club. Isobel’s mum, Simone Cumming, said: “Not knowing what it was, she began rolling it under her feet. Isobel Osborne, nine, with a police officer after her find “Luke, my partner, went over to see what...
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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...