Neighbours said their doors shook after a van burst into flames on Swan Road this morning.
London Fire Brigade said they were called just before 5.30am. They managed to put the fire out quickly and no one was injured.
Residents took to Twitter to talk about their shock, with Rotherhithe Tours posting a video of the blaze taken from a neighbouring road.
Massive explosion in Rotherhithe just now. Doors shook. Van engulfed in flames on Swan Road. http://t.co/DmLPoWN4cG
The cause of the fire is not yet known but police said they are not treating it as suspicious.
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He is normally tricky to spot, but around 800 people dressed up as Where's Wally were in Victoria Park in Hackney today.
The National Literacy Trust held a fun run, calling on everyone to wear bobble hats, stripy tops and glasses to raise money for the charity.
These funds will be put into improving literacy in deprived communities across the UK.
There was a 5K and 10K event and people could either walk, jog or run their way around the park.
Last year over a thousand Wallys took part, raising more than £60,000 for the National Literacy Trust.
That money provides books and storytelling events for children from low-income homes and one-to-one support for parents who are not confident with literacy.
Rail passengers getting away for the weekend, including those heading for Stansted airport, are facing long delays to their journeys.
- Overhead wire problems at Cheshunt in Hertfordshire caused hold-ups of up to 60 minutes between Liverpool Street station and Hertford East/Harlow Town
- Train services between Stratford in east London and Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire were suspended
- The hold-ups affected passengers travelling on Abellio Greater Anglia services and those travelling on Stansted Express trains to and from Stansted Airport in Essex
- Disruption expected until approx 6pm
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A man faces being jailed for life after he admitted murdering a 26-year-old woman in front of a young child.
Leighann Duffy was stabbed in the arm and neck at a home in Hatherley Road, Walthamstow, on 1 September last year.
She died in hospital two days later. A six-year-old child also suffered minor injures in the attack, but did not need hospital treatment.
Lloyd Byfield, admitted murder at a brief hearing at the Old Bailey.
At the time of the murder, Detective Chief Inspector Glen Lloyd said police were investigating a motive but it was believed the victim knew her attacker.
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