London's changing climate will mean higher risks of winter floods and summer heatwaves - and the Capital must be ready for it. That's what London's Assembly's Environment Committee will be meeting today at City Hall to discuss. According to studies London will see summer heatwaves, wetter and warmer winters with cold snaps in the coming years. Experts on weather, transport and climate will all gather today to discuss options for London's changing weather.
The meeting will take place on Thursday, 9 October from 10.00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen's Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.
We welcome this full post-mortem report, which will form part of the information provided to the coroner when the full inquest into Zane's death takes place.
We will continue to work with the police with their investigations into the causes of this tragedy and who was responsible.
We await further information provided by other agencies following their investigations, as many questions still remain unanswered into what toxins were present within the property on the night of Zane's death.
Further tests have now been completed by the pathologist who has given a result of carbon monoxide intoxication.
A petrol-driven pump was seized from inside the home address at the time of Zane's death and Surrey Police is conducting further inquiries to establish whether there is any liability or criminal offences in respect of the hire company who provided this equipment.
A seven-year-old boy who died after falling ill during the floods in February suffered carbon monoxide poisoning. Zane Gbangbola and his parents became ill at the family home in Chertsey in Surrey and were taken to hospital, where he later died.
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Simon Moore said Mr Cox was not on a call at the time.
He added: "The circumstances of his death have not been established. We are saddened and upset by this tragic news and our thoughts are with his family and colleagues at this very difficult time."
Mr Cox, 53, who was known as "Biff", died at around 6pm after collapsing at the fire station, the Surrey branch of the Fire Brigades Union said.Colleagues tried to resuscitate him but were unable to save him.Richard Jones, the brigade branch secretary, said:
Biff was a lovable character with a larger than life personality. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his colleagues. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.
Fire Services, charities and individuals from the service across the country have sent messages of condolence to Surrey Fire and Rescue after the death of a firefighter at Staines.
Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends & colleagues of the firefighter from @surreyfrs who very sadly died this evening. Such sad news
It is with profound regret that I have to inform you of the death of Firefighter Clifford Cox at Staines Fire Station earlier this evening. We are deeply saddened and upset by this tragic news and our thoughts are with his family, friends and close colleagues at this very difficult time.
FF Cox was based at Staines Fire Station on Green Watch, having served in Surrey for nearly 25 years. He will be greatly missed by the Service and his colleagues.
This is understandably a very difficult time for all, particularly in light of the on-going major incident and the demands placed on all staff.
Welfare arrangements are in place for the crews of both Staines and Sunbury who were involved.
Clifford Cox died at Staines fire station last night, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said. His next of kin and family have been informed.
Chief fire officer Russell Pearson said Mr Cox was part of the station's Green Watch, and had served as a firefighter in Surrey for nearly 25 years.
Surrey Fire and Rescue have confirmed the death of a firefighter who was on duty at Staines fire station.
Next of kin have been informed.