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No other injuries reported at Chiswick flat blast

The London Ambulance Service spokeswoman has confirmed that two men were treated at the scene of a flat fire in west London for smoke inhalation but did not go to hospital.

There were no other injuries reported in the Chiswick blast.

Edensor Gardens in Chiswick, west London, where fire fighters were clearing out remains of the flat after an explosion. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Fire fighters clear out remains of the flat in Chiswick, west London after an explosion. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Elderly woman in hospital after Chiswick blast

Fire fighters clear out remains of the flat in Chiswick, west London after an explosion. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

An elderly woman remains in hospital after suffering burns in a fire at a flat in west London, a spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service has confirmed.

The woman was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

Three crews were sent to the scene along with the air ambulance and a hazardous area response team, she said.

Palace game a 'once-in-a-lifetime experience'

I've been lucky enough to referee some of the biggest games in football but to oversee a match at Buckingham Palace will be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

It's also an honour to be involved in an event that celebrates the volunteers within football who give up their time so that millions of people can enjoy the nation's favourite game.

– Howard Webb

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Howard Webb to referee Buckingham Palace match

One of the country's best known football referees will take charge of the first football match to be played at Buckingham Palace between two teams from West London. Howard Webb will referee the game between Chiswick sides Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC.

Karl Standley, a groundsman at Wembley Stadium, marks out the the lines of a football pitch Credit: Press Association

The game at Buckingham Palace will form part of the the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.

Police appeal after Chiswick road accident

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Chiswick.

They were called at 5pm yesterday, with reports that a number of vehicles had collided with a male pedestrian on the Hogarth roundabout.

The man, as yet unidentified, has been taken to hospital where his condition is critical.

It is believed that all vehicles involved stopped at the scene.

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit at Hampton are looking further into the incident.

Anyone with information should call 020 8941 9011

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