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LAB Gain Ealing Central & Acton

Simon Harris instant analysis: Labour successfully captures Ealing Central & Acton but the margin is much tighter than expected. Labour's majority in Ealing Central & Acton - Seat No:7 on Labour's London target list - was just 274.


Man 'engulfed in a ball of fire' while trying to control mice

A man trying to stop mice getting into his flat was 'engulfed in a ball of fire' when expanding aerosol foam suddenly ignited.

Credit: PA

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.

Always read safety warnings on the side of aerosol cans and observe the safety advice closely. Areas where expanding foam is drying out should always be very well ventilated.

– London Fire Brigade

The foam contained a propellant gas, methylene-diphenyl-diisocyanate 4,4’ which is highly inflammable.

Appeal to trace dementia sufferer

Yvonne George was last heard from on Friday afternoon Credit: Metropolitan Police

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.

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