A man trying to stop mice getting into his flat was 'engulfed in a ball of fire' when expanding aerosol foam suddenly ignited.
The shocked resident in Acton, West London was trying to block holes in the wall. But he ended up getting badly burnt and was taken to hospital.
The victim used eight cans of foam but failed to make sure the room was properly ventilated.
The foam contained a propellant gas, methylene-diphenyl-diisocyanate 4,4’ which is highly inflammable.
A 72-year-old woman who suffers from dementia has been reported missing from Acton.
Police are appealing for help to find Yvonne George, 72, was last heard from at 3pm on Friday, 28th November when she spoke with a friend by telephone from her home address in W3.
As well as dementia, she is also affected by sporadic memory loss. She is known to travel by bus.
She is believed to be wearing a red and black jacket, black trousers, black shoes and a green hat. She is likely to be carrying a black or dark brown bag.
David Anderson says TPIMs [Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures] allow closer surveillance of associates than Control Orders, but he adds:
A Commons committee has heard that Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, who escaped from a mosque in West London, was involved in fighting, attack planning and recruiting for Al Shabab in Somalia.
The Home Affairs Committee is hearing evidence from David Anderson, the independent reviewer of terror laws. Anderson says Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures are not a foolproof way of keeping the population safe, adding:
"I'm troubled by the fact that there are cases which can't be prosecuted at all."
An 84-year-old woman has died, after being involved in a collision with a motorbike, as she crossed the road in Acton.
She was pronounced dead at the scene on Friday evening.
Her next of kin have been informed.
A man has been jailed for a string of burglaries targeting elderly and disabled victims, some as old as 92.
John Connors was sentenced to eight years in prison at Isleworth Crown Court. He was found guilty of eleven offences in total across the East Acton and Hammersmith areas.
Mr Connors would trick his way into his victims' homes pretending to be from the 'water board', then distract them while he stole valuables and cash. Many of his victims were pensioners aged over 75 suffering from physical disabilities, including blindness.
Detective Constable Andy Griffin said Connors was a "career criminal" who "preyed" on vulnerable victims.
The wife of a convicted terrorist has been spared jail after she admitted obstructing police. Ayan Hadi from Acton failed to tell authorities that her husband was planning to fly to Pakistan, for combat training. Richard Dart was arrested in Stratford just before the Olympics. Ronke Phillips reports