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Church says sorry as fault means bells won't stop ringing

If you live anywhere near St George the Martyr church in Southwark you may have had a sleepless night.

Church bells have been ringing for more than 24 hours and without an engineer in sight they won't be silenced anytime soon.

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Staff at the church say they've been doing their best to fix the problem and have thanked residents for their patience. But getting hold of an engineer to diagnose and fix the problem is easier said than done.

Cannabis factory goes up in flames in west London

A flat being used as a cannabis factory in has gone up in flames in west London.

Credit: London Fire Brigade

More than 20 firefighters were called to Cowley Road in Uxbridge on Monday afternoon.

A cannabis factory was discovered within the property. All cannabis plants and cultivation equipment has been removed from the property.

A small area of the ground floor shop and half of a four-roomed flat on the first floor was damaged by fire.

No arrests have yet been made and police are continuing to make enquiries.

– London Fire Brigade

Last year there were 25 fires in cannabis factories, around one every fortnight


Teenagers threatened with knife on train in Essex

A group of teenagers were threatened with a knife on a train in Essex. Police say a passenger got into an argument before pulling out a knife and chasing the teenagers through the train.

CCTV image of a passenger police want to find Credit: British Transport Police

A man on the train got involved in an altercation with a group of teenage boys.

A fight broke out and other passengers stepped in to stop the violence.

The older man got off the train, but the two groups continued to argue and the man got back on.

He produced a knife and chased the teenagers through the train, before leaving at Hockley station.

– British Transport Police

The teenagers were threatened on a Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria train as it travelled between Wickford and Hockley at 1.50am on Saturday, 15 August.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B3 of 12/10/2015.

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