London Fire Brigade has revealed some of the strangest requests their control room has received recently
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
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has made an impassioned plea for unity after a fire in an Islamic boarding school in south-east London three days after a fire at a community centre in Muswell Hill, north London.
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
The London Fire Brigade is considering allowing people to use Twitter and Facebook to report emergencies, it has been announced.
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.
Outlook You may not have heard of AssetCo, a small, but growing British company that specialises in fighting fires. That may quickly change if you have the misfortune to find yourself among the thousands of Londoners who get into a spot of bother on Bonfire Night. Not only does AssetCo provide equipment to the London fire brigade, it also supplies firefighters in the event that the regular ones are unable to perform their duties, perhaps because of a major catastrophe, perhaps because of something else... such as a strike.
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.