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Fabric nightclub forced to pay for sniffer dogs to keep licence

Fabric nightclub forced to pay for sniffer dogs to keep licence Credit: Fabric

The Fabric nightclub has been saved from closure after its owners agreed to pay for sniffer dogs to check clubbers for drugs in an agreement to keep its licence.

In light of last night’s review, we’d like to stress that fabric will continue to work with the Met Police and Islington Council.

We’ve always taken great pride in our relationship with both parties and the open ended nature of our communication.

Nevertheless we are disappointed with the outcome of last night’s review and the fact that our points weren’t taken on board.

– Fabric blog

The club, which responded to the decision in a blog, will become the first club in London to have drug dogs regularly on patrol, and with each dog and handler it will cost the club £300 for a four-hour shift, the Evening Standard reported.

West End shoppers to blow £150m this weekend

Londoners are expected to spend around £150 million this weekend beginning on 'panic Saturday' as shopping days before Christmas dwindle.

West End shoppers to blow £150m this weekend. Credit: PA

The New West End Company predicted the retail takings, and said that footfall in the West End this morning was up 7.1% year on year.

65-year-old woman arrested over killing in Pimlico

A woman, aged 65, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at a north London police station.

A 65-year-old woman was arrested over the killing in Pimlico. Credit: PA

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner of the Homicide and Major Crime Command leads the investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0200 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Murder investigation launched into death of man in Pimlico

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Pimlico.

Murder investigation launched into death of man in Pimlico. Credit: PA

Police were called at approximately 6.05pm last night by London Ambulance Service to reports of a man stabbed at a residential address in Lumley Flats, Pimlico Road, SW1.

Officers and London's Air Ambulance also attended the scene but the man, believed aged 33, was pronounced dead.

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Teen charged with murdering 18-year-old in a Chelmsford park

A teenager has been charged with murdering an 18-year-old man in a Chelmsford park, police have confirmed.

Detectives officially named Ashley Woolley, who lived in the town, as the victim of Thursday's attack in Oaklands Park at Moulsham Street.

Ashley Woolley. Credit: ITV Anglia

The teenager was stabbed as he walked home from college at about 3.15pm

A 17-year-old boy from Chelmsford was arrested on Friday and has now been charged with murder and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.

He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court this morning and was remanded in youth custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday.

A 19-year-old man from Maldon, who was also arrested in connection with the investigation, has been released from custody without charge.

Ambulance service received 5,770 'Black Friday' calls

London Ambulance Service has reported that they received 5,770 this 'Black Friday', 323 more than last year.

London Ambulance Service Director of Operations Jason Killens said: “As expected, we were extremely busy yesterday and received 5770 calls to our control room, a large number of which were to patients who had too much to drink."

Black Friday is used to refer to the day that most people celebrate their Christmas parties and is when the emergency services typically see a surge in calls.

Old Bailey hearing set for rush hour stabbing suspect

A 48-year-old man has been remanded in custody ahead of a hearing at the Old Bailey where he will stand trial for the murder of a woman who was stabbed to death during the morning rush hour.

Alison Morrison. Credit: Met Police

Trevor Gibbon, 48, of Windsor Crescent, Harrow, was given a preliminary hearing date of January 12 when he appeared at Hendon Magistrates' Court today.

Gibbon is charged with the murder of his neighbour Alison Morrison who died of multiple stab wounds after being attacked on her way to work on Thursday.

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