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Man accepts caution over fire at Palace of Westminster

A man who was arrested for lighting a small fire at the Palace of Westminster in July has been given a caution.

Police say officers had investigated the fire after it broke out on July 23.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on October 23 and was interviewed at a south London police station and was later bailed.

The man returned on bail today and accepted a caution for criminal damage.

Edmonton warehouse fire

Fire crews are battling a blaze at an industrial estate in Edmonton.

100 firefighters have been trying to control the flames on Advent Way in Upper Edmonton since 3am. 15 fire engines from at least eight boroughs are at the scene.

Fire crews battling to put out a fire at a warehouse in Edmonton Credit: Paul Wood

Station Manager John Tovey said: “The fire is affecting a range of single storey industrial units and crews are working really hard to get it under control.

“Fortunately the buildings on fire are located on an industrial estate and are away from any residential properties “


Firefighters strike abandoned

Strike action by firefighters has been called off after progress was made in a dispute over pensions.

The walkout was due to last from 6.30 to 11.30pm tomorrow and reduce the number of fire engines operating in London from 169 to just 27.

The Fire Brigades Union said it had been presented with a similar deal to one made by the Scottish Government, covering the retirement of firemen and women aged between 55 and 60.

London Fire Brigade urges extra care ahead of strike

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The London Fire Brigade is asking people to take extra care in their homes ahead of a second planned national strike tomorrow.

The walkout, which will take place between 6.30pm and 11.30pm tomorrow, will see the number of fire engines in London reduced from 169 to just 27.

Plans are in place to provide a contingency level of emergency cover across the capital during the strike, but officials have warned less urgent incidents may not be attended.

The strike is part of an ongoing dispute over pensions.

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