30 passengers were rescued close to Lambeth Bridge in the heart of London
Police officers, demolition workers and firefighters were called to the scene to secure and search the terraced home
Massive clean-up under way after major junction was flooded to 1.5 metres
Fire fighters have linked increasing call-outs to people trapped in handcuffs to the popularity of books such as EL James' "mummy porn" trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey.
Right-wing group denies involvement as police investigate potential connection to Woolwich attack
Prosecution say former slaughterhouse worker snatched and murdered schoolgirl in a 'sexually motivated' attack
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
But firefighters say they have managed to save more than 500 objects
Two people were injured when an attempt to create a home-made lava lamp caused an explosion and fire.
Around 75 firefighters and 15 fire engines were tackling a blaze at a site that is believed to be a dairy today.
The company that runs London's fleet of fire engines faces a financial crisis over unpaid taxes after the Inland Revenue applied for a winding-up petition from the court.
A fire in the carnival district of Rio de Janeiro has destroyed warehouses holding costumes and floats for next month's festival.
Critics say people could die because of the cuts
Two men were being questioned by police today after a landmark Victorian pier was destroyed by fire.
This is not the first time that Vladimir Putin has been forced to respond to a Russian tragedy. Ten years ago this week, he confronted the sinking of the submarine Kursk, with the deaths of all 118 on board, by first denying that there was a problem, and then refusing assistance from the US and Britain until it was too late. Those who criticised his handling of the disaster were silenced, including families of the deceased.
Firefighting motorbikes will be used to tackle blazes across a city, it was announced today.