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An image taken by a passenger shows the fire which has seen Charing Cross station closed

Charing Cross fire: Station closed and 100 evacuated over blaze on train

Charing Cross station was closed and at least 100 people evacuated after a fire broke out on a train this morning, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said.

Labour MPs said Ed Miliband could have avoided sacking Ms Thornberry

Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'

Ed Miliband's decision to sack Emily Thornberry over her tweeting of a white van and England flags had made it harder for candidates and activists to campaign on the doorstep, senior Labour figures said yesterday, as one MP said the party was trapped in an "endless cycle of f***wittery".

New York snowstorm: New York on alert as flooding becomes new threat to residents

As temperatures are forecast to rise, residents of Upstate New York are braced for another weather crisis as a year’s worth of snow begins to melt, which is expected to cause significant flooding.

Bill Cosby played the lovable, family orientated obstetrician Cliff Huxtable in ‘The Cosby Show’

Bill Cosby defends rape allegations: 'People should fact check'

Bill Cosby has addressed rape allegations made against him. The actor and comedian has thus far declined to comment on the claims made over the past two months.

A visitor crosses Tower Bridge's new glass walkway on November 10, 2014 in London, England

Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer

Less than two weeks after the opening of a vertigo-inducing glass walkway almost 140 feet (42 metres) above the River Thames, a stiletto and dropped beer bottle are threatening to shatter public confidence in the new Tower Bridge attraction.

A newborn baby who was found abandoned in a drain in the Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill, Australia

Newborn baby abandoned in 8ft drain next to Sydney motorway rescued by passing cyclists

A newborn baby has been found abandoned in an 8ft-deep, concrete-sealed drain next to a motorway in Sydney after its cries were heard by passing cyclists.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 live: Lewis Hamilton heads towards second championship as Nico Rosberg has major engine troubles

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race of the 2014 season that sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the Drivers' Championship.

Lily Allen performs on stage at Splendour In the Grass 2014 on 27 July, 2014, in Byron Bay, Australia

Band Aid 30: Lily Allen brands Do They Know It’s Christmas 'smug' and says she 'prefers donating actual money'

The singer Lily Allen has revealed that she turned down an offer to take part in Sir Bob Geldof’s latest version of the Do They Know It’s Christmas charity single – because it’s too “smug”.

Boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank Maloney, entered the 2014 Celebrity Big Brother house

Kellie Maloney nearly died after a cosmetic surgery procedure went drastically wrong

Kellie Maloney underwent a life-saving operation after cosmetic surgery nearly killed her earlier this month.

Claudia Winkleman returns to Strictly Come Dancing as daughter recovers from Halloween fire accident

Claudia Winkleman was welcomed back to Strictly Come Dancing last night after taking three weeks off to care for her daughter who was burnt during a Halloween accident.

Gorilla goes bananas and throws rock at tourists trying to film him in Berlin Zoo

A grumpy gorilla made his feelings clear about being filmed on camera by swiftly lobbing a small rock at a guest in Berlin Zoo.

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