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Teenager stabbed on South London bus

A 15 year old boy was left fighting for his life after being stabbed on a London bus.

Police were called just after 2.30pm today to the incident on a 151 bus on St Helier Avenue in Sutton.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended.

The boy was taken to a south London hospital where his condition is now believed to be serious but stable. No arrests have been made so far and police are investigating.


Burka-wearing duo jailed for robbery

A burka-wearing duo, who carried out a robbery at a 'Phones 4 U' store where they used to work, have been jailed for a combined total of 10 years.

Mohammed Sabek, 27, and Aneel Khan, 28, entered the store on Putney High Street in south west London on October 2.

They threatened a sales assistant with a meat cleaver and instructed him to close the front door, before demanding to see the manager and requesting keys to the store room.

Mohammed Sabek, 27, has been jailed for five years. Credit: MetropolitanPolice

The sales assistant, customer and the manager of the store were then forced into a locked cage area in the basement where they were tied up.

More than £40,000 worth of phones, tablets, accessories and cash were stuffed into suitcases and one of the victims were threatened to give a false statement to the police, before the pair fled in a taxi to Hounslow.

Aneel Khan, 28, has been jailed for five years. Credit: MetropolitanPolice

Officers established that an earlier attempt to rob the same store had been planned two days before, but the pair had decided not to go through with it and were caught on CCTV sitting inside a coffee shop with their disguises removed.

London firefighters to strike ahead of Bonfire Night

Firefighters in the capital will go on strike ahead of Bonfire Night this year in a long running row over pensions.

A London firefighter on the picket line during a previous strike in 2010 Credit: Reuters

Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out for four days, beginning at 6pm on 31 October with the strike ending on the evening before Guy Fawkes night.

The strike will coincide with some of the capital's largest fireworks displays Credit: Reuters

The action coincides with some of the capital's largest fireworks displays, including Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival and Blackheath Fireworks, which both fall on Saturday November 1st.

The FBU says changes being made to firefighters' pensions and retirement age will lead to them facing the sack if they do not work into their sixties, while the government has condemned the action as "completely unnecessary".

Gorilla caught wolfing down birthday cake from GBBO star

Zaire the gorilla, who turned 40 yesterday, was treated to a birthday cake made by Great British Bake Off runner-up Richard Burr.

The birthday girl looked like she was enjoying the treat in her enclosure at London Zoo.

Zaire seemed to be enjoying the pink birthday cake made of fruit, vegetables and cashew nut frosting. Credit: LondonZoo

The 2014 contestant, who won the 'star baker' title five times on the show, said it was a "tough challenge baking a cake for a gorilla".

"It's got grated carrot and parsnips, all sorts of things Zaire likes. I think i've managed to fit her daily diet into this cake," he said.


Croydon fire now under control

The office block fire in the centre of Croydon has now been brought under control.

London Ambulance Service treated one person at the scene who had to be brought down from the roof, while another 10 people escaped from the building unharmed. No-one required hospital treatment.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Travel disruption from Croydon fire

Huge blaze in Croydon office block

Six fire engines are currently tackling a fire in a disused office block in Croydon.

London Fire Brigade said part of the roof is alight and they are still working to put it out.

Twitter users have been posting pictures of thick black smoke coming from the building on Wellesley Road.

Firefighters from Woodside, Croydon, Norbury and Mitcham fire stations are tacling the blaze.

The Brigade was called just before 1pm this afternoon, and it is not known as yet what caused the fire.

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