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Bones found in Croydon confirmed as human remains

Builders made the discovery at Riddlesdown Road, Purley. Credit: Google Maps

Experts analysing bones that were discovered at an address in Croydon have confirmed that they are human remains.

Police said they were now investigating how the bones, which included a human skull and a femur, ended up under the driveway.

Anthropologists are working to establish the age of the bones.

Read: Human bones found at address in Croydon


Wenger: Vital Arsenal qualify for Champions League

Arsene Wenger has stressed the importance of Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League next season as he prepares his side for a crucial game against West Ham tonight.

A win at the Emirates would move Arsenal above Everton and into the top four and give their season a further boost after Saturday's FA Cup semi-final victory.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Credit: PA Wire

"It is vital to me to do it. I want this club to play in the top level competition, and for that you want to be in the Champions League," Wenger said.

"What will be an advantage is our desire to play in this competition because we love the Champions League and just to imagine how much we love it will help us to achieve it.

"The pain of not having it? I would like them (the players) rather to concentrate on the pleasure to be in it."

Read: Arsenal 'disappointed' by FA Cup final ticket allocation


War Horse musicians fail to win order over job losses

The five musicians were made redundant from the show's New London Theatre last month. Credit: PA

Five musicians in the West End production of War Horse have failed to win an order preventing the National Theatre replacing them with a pre-recorded soundtrack.

Neyire Ashworth, Andrew Callard, Jonathan Eddie, David Holt and Colin Rae were all made redundant from the show's New London Theatre run last month after their contracts were terminated, and had requested a temporary order preserving their employment until the case could be tried.

However, Mr Justice Cranston said he was not going to grant the group a temporary injunction during the hearing at London's High Court.

Falling digger may have contributed to worker's death

Police believe a falling digger contributed to the death of a 33-year-old man at a construction site on Grosvenor Square on Monday night.

Police officers and construction workers at the scene of partial building collapse in Grosvenor Square. Credit: PA

A 29-year-old man, who suffered minor injuries in the fall, was working in a digger on the second floor at the time of the collapse.

The digger's fall is believed to caused the 33-year-old victim to fall and die at the scene.

The man's next-of-kin have been informed while a post mortem examination is yet to take place, police said.

Read: Man killed after building collapse on Grosvenor Square

Fire brigade's safety concerns over e-cigarettes

London Fire Brigade have issued a warning over the use of e-cigarettes after a fire in Barking on Saturday was linked to the equipment.

A woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after the blaze and investigators believe the fire was caused by an incompatible e-cigarette charger.


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“The danger is that people sometimes use incorrect chargers which runs the risk of over-charging, which can potentially have explosive results," Charlie Pugsley, from the London Fire Brigade Fire Investigation Team said.

“As with all rechargeable electrical equipment, it’s vitally important that people use the correct type of charger for their e-cigs to prevent fires which can be serious and could even result in death.”

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