London Fire Brigade has revealed some of the strangest requests their control room has received recently
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Wednesday 08 December 2010
A driver died today after a 27-ton crane toppled into a freezing river.
Saturday 27 November 2010
"Yes, I am a socialist, I'm not embarrassed about it," Ed Miliband declared yesterday on 5 Live.
Monday 22 November 2010
London Fire Authority tonight welcomed moves aimed at resolving a bitter row over shift patterns which has led to two strikes.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Public sector union leaders today warned of co-ordinated strikes to protect jobs and services amid warnings that 10,000 firefighters posts were at risk because of "savage" public spending cuts.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Firefighters from brigades across the UK will stage a rally and lobby of MPs today to warn of the "savage" impact of Government spending cuts on jobs and safety.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Fire engulfed a high-rise apartment building under renovation in China's business centre of Shanghai yesterday, killing 42 people and sending residents scrambling down scaffolding to escape, city authorities said.
Thursday 11 November 2010
The scenes outside Conservative Party headquarters in central London yesterday looked in many respects like history revisited. The placards, the chanting, the burnings, the smashed windows, the attempted invasion came as vivid reminders of a time when student protests regularly immobilised city centres and demonstrating was part of the student experience. The question must be, however, whether yesterday's furious response to the planned rise in university tuition fees was a one-off excursion into the past, or the prelude to future unrest.
Friday 05 November 2010
Thursday 04 November 2010
A planned Bonfire Night strike by thousands of firefighters in a bitter row over new contracts was dramatically called off tonight just hours before it was due to start.
Wednesday 03 November 2010
A survivor spoke of the horrific explosion which flattened four houses and injured 15 people when a suspected gas blast tore through his home.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
- 1 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 UK chef creates world's most expensive ready meal - a fish pie costing £314
- 4 Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts
- 5 I’m sure Kate Moss doesn't care about posing for Playboy. But I do