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More than 100 firefighters tackle warehouse blaze

More than 100 firefighters are tackling a major warehouse fire in West London.

Lonon Fire Brigade said crews would be on scene trying to put out the blaze at Wadsworth Road, Perivale, "into the night".


Osborne looks set to cut social housing cash

Chancellor George Osborne is cracking down on housing subsidies Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Chancellor George Osborne looks set to cut the amount of social housing cash available to council and housing association tenants, according to reports.

Osborne is expected to use his summer Budget to clampdown on taxpayer-funded subsidies for social housing tenants who earn more than £30,000 per household, or £40,000 in London, meaning they will have to pay a market or near market rent in future.

Currently the earnings cap at which housing associations and local authorities are able to charge tenants market rents is £60,000.

The housing subsidy cut is expected to affect 9 % of people in England who currently rent at lower than market rents and is hoped to help the government raise an extra £50 million a year by 2018-19.

Greece prepares polling stations for referendum vote

Greece has been preparing polling stations ahead of a vote on Sunday to decide whether or not the country should accept or reject the conditions sought by creditors in order to agree an extension of the country's current bailout deal.

Polling stations have been prepared ready for tomorrow's vote Credit: RTV
Greek referendum vote will take place tomorrow Credit: RTV

The Greek government has been urging a 'No' vote ahead of the opening of the polls, saying threats of a Greek exit from the euro zone if it fails to agree a bailout deal are a "bluff".


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