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Man dies in flat fire in west London

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A man was found dead in his flat following a fire in west London this afternoon.

The fire broke out in the five room flat in Sawley Road, Shepherd's Bush and the man was declared dead at the scene.

A woman has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and a number of residents had to be evacuated from the Cleverley Estate .

Fourteen firefighters worked for an hour to extinguish the fire which started before 1.30pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

£30,000 worth of fake alcohol seized at Notting Hill Carnival

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Fake alcohol worth more than £30,000 has been seized at the Notting Hill Carnival today.

The haul included 260 bottles of spirits and Champagne and more than 50 cases of beer and cider.

Six large containers of rum punch were also taken by police.

The drinks are believed to not only be fake but also over-proof, meaning more than 50 per cent of each bottle was pure alcohol.

The seizure was made on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Elgin Crescent.

The matter has been referred to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Trading Standards department.

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Man has 'life-threatening injuries' after being stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival

A man in his 20s has "life-threatening injuries" after being stabbed at the Notting Hill Carnival.

He turned up at the London Ambulance Service treatment centre in Treverton Street at the junction with Ladbroke Grove.

He has been taken to a central London hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating where the stabbing took place.

Three 18-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Two of the men were also arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and the third was also arrested for possession of Class B drugs.

A total of 28 people have been arrested so far today. Yesterday more than 100 arrests were made.

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Ten fire engines tackle pub fire in south east London

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Ten fire engines are tackling a fire at a pub in south east London which broke out this morning.

The fire started at about 9.30am at the New Cross Turnpike in Bellegrove Road, Welling.

Police, fire and ambulance crews are on the scene and buses are being diverted.

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