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Four injured including one dead in masonry collapse

A spokesperson said London Ambulance spokesperson was called just after 11pm last night to reports of falling masonry in High Holborn, in Central London

The scene in Holbon, central London. Credit: @_fa81an

Paramedics treated four patients, and despite best efforts at trying to resuscitate her - one woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his mid-20s was taken to Royal London Hospital with leg injuries.

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Wreckage as building masonry collapses and crushes car

A woman has died and a man has been taken to hospital after part of a building fell on a car in Holborn, central London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Rubble outside Holborn Station in central London. Credit: @rouskofette
The car outside Holborn Station in central London. Credit: @rouskofette

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Free speech 'must balance' against other human rights

London Assembly member Andrew Dismore has written to Home Secretary Theresa May demanding that Gabor Vona is banned from holding the event:

I have no doubt that all decent thinking people in London will join with me in demanding that the Home Secretary says 'No to Jobbik'.

While I advocate the right to free speech in our society, this must also be balanced against other human rights.

It is particularly important to note that his event is being held on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day when the offence of his meeting will be all the more damaging.

Home Secretary urged to ban extreme right-wing event

The Home Secretary has been urged to stop an extreme Hungarian nationalist party from hosting an event in London this weekend. Gabor Vona, the leader of the right-wing party Jobbik, is meeting members of Greece's Golden Dawn party - who have openly expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler.

Supporters of Hungary's far-right Jobbik party seen at a previous rally in Budapest Credit: Reuters

Two cycle collisions within hours

Two accidents on London's streets have left one cyclist dead and another seriously ill tonight. During rush hour one cyclist collided with a bus at a junction on Kennington Park Road.

Just a few hours later a man in his 40s was hit by a bus on a tram line in Croydon. He was taken to hospital where he died. He's become the 11th cyclist killed this year in the capital - three have died within the last week. Rags Martel reports.

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Cyclist's death in Holborn was 'senseless tragedy'

The partner of a town planner who became the tenth cyclist killed this year on London's roads has described his death as a "senseless tragedy". Speaking to the Evening Standard, Satish Padiyar said:

"This is a senseless tragedy, as it is surely relatively easy to make cycling a completely safe way to get around London - the London for which Francis did so much exciting and extraordinary professional work."

Francis Golding, who died following a collision in Holborn Credit: Met Police

Cyclist named

The cyclist who died in a road accident in Holborn on Monday has been named. He was 54 year old Alan Neve from Poplar.

The driver of the tipper lorry - a 51-year-old man - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and taken into custody at a north London police station. He was bailed to return in October.

Anyone with any information should call the Road Death Investigation Unit witness line on 020 8998 5319.

Cyclists take to social media to call for 'safe spaces'

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