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Emergency services were called to 25 Bank Street at around 8am this morning

Hold The Back Page: 25/06/2011

Tread carefully in SW19 minefield

Wimbledon is a dangerous place. Well, dangerous in a safe, middle-England sort of way.

On the frontline in the battle of the sexes

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's first West End play, 'Belongings', will confirm her as an exciting new talent, says Alice Jones

Woman rescued after river plunge

A woman was rescued after plunging into a river following an argument early today.

Bob Marcucci: Pop impresario who launched the careers of Frankie Avalon and Fabian

The musical impresario Bob Marcucci discovered and launched the careers of both Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

Tom Sutcliffe: It isn't a crime to laugh at the police

The week in culture

Father and son die in caravan blaze

A father and son have been killed and a two-year-old girl seriously injured in a caravan fire, police said today.

Woman and child found dead in house

The bodies of a woman and a five-year-old child have been discovered at a house.

A&E delaying ambulances

To transfer patients from ambulances to hospital accident and emergency units takes more than 15 minutes in a fifth of cases.

Eyewitness: The view from the epicentre of the Syrian revolt

Jisr al-Shughour is a ghost town today. Nobody's around because people are afraid the army will invade the city again. We had the biggest demonstration here on Friday since the start of the problems in Syria. It was peaceful at first, but in the evening groups of armed government men arrived and the shooting started.

James Moore: Life after near-death

Four months on from a horrific cycling accident, James Moore recounts his remarkable recovery – and explains why he owes his life to the kindness of strangers

Three women killed in car crash

Three women were killed in a two-car crash which also left a 21-year-old man with life-threatening injuries, police said today.

Four held over child's plunge death

Police were questioning four people tonight after a six-year-old boy died when he plunged from the eighth floor of a tower block.

Boy killed in river tragedy named

A 12-year-old boy who died after falling into a river while playing on a rope swing with friends during the bank holiday weekend has been named by police.

Man dies following street assault

A man who was assaulted in the street has died, police said.

Man held over double death crash

A motorist was arrested by police today after a crash left two men dead and another critically injured.

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