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Grade-two listed Victorian terrace was left a shell

Right-wing arson attack? 'EDL' graffiti found after Muswell Hill mosque is burnt down amid fears of Woolwich link

Right-wing group denies involvement as police investigate potential connection to Woolwich attack

Murder inquiry after 'vile suspected arson attack'

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in a flat fire, believed to have been started by an accelerant.

Mark Bridger denies killing April Jones

April Jones trial: Accused Mark Bridger had a string of criminal convictions and lied about military past, court told

Prosecution say former slaughterhouse worker snatched and murdered schoolgirl in a 'sexually motivated' attack

Mark Bridger says he he accidentally killed April Jones

April Jones trial: 'I could have burnt the body', says Mark Bridger

Mark Bridger, 47, also said he would have been "lynched" if he had been seen taking the five-year-old out of his car, Mold Crown Court heard

Two in hospital after house fire in Forest Gate

Two people were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire in East London in the early hours of this morning

The roof of the Cuming Museum in Southwark on fire

Egyptian treasures feared destroyed in five-hour London museum blaze

But firefighters say they have managed to save more than 500 objects

Firefighters attend the blaze at at the Newington Library on Walworth Road, Southwark

Crews fight to save blaze museum at Cuming Museum and Newington library in Walworth

More than a hundred firefighters have been trying to save a collection of artefacts from a blazing museum.

Residents flee homes as fire engulfs restaurant and flats in Sidcup

Residents have fled their homes after a blaze engulfed a restaurant and a number of flats.

Fatal North Finchley house fire blaze: police suspect arson

A fire at a house where two people were found dead may have been started deliberately, Scotland Yard said.

Major rail delays hit millions of passengers at Victoria, King's Cross, Moorgate and Fenchurch Street stations in London

Millions of rail passengers suffered miserable journeys this morning after a series of problems led to long delays on major routes.

(Clockwise from top) The scene in Vauxhall; the pilot Peter Barnes; the damaged crane

Two dead after helicopter crashes in central London

Police said the helicopter hit the crane on top of the building, in the St George Wharf development in Vauxhall, at 8am yesterday

The London Fire Brigade is exploring ways it can use social media

London Fire Brigade plans to allow people to report emergencies on Twitter and Facebook 'could put lives at risk'

The London Fire Brigade is considering allowing people to use Twitter and Facebook to report emergencies, it has been announced.

Coldplay star Chris Martin has twice called 999 after setting his kitchen on fire

Firefighters have offered to give Coldplay star Chris Martin free safety lessons after his culinary disasters.

London's Greenwich foot tunnel closed after reports of 'unusual smell'

A tunnel under the River Thames had to be shut after seven pedestrians were taken ill following reports of an “unusual smell”.

Firefighters tackling huge blaze eight miles from Olympic Park

More than 200 firefighters are tackling a blaze which is said to be the biggest in London for several years.

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