The Fire Brigade has told Londoners not to panic after a pavement burst into flames on a busy shopping street.
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Islington Council has said it will terminate the contract of any firm found to be blacklisting construction workers.
The north London council has gone further than any other authority by unveiling "decisive action" in the wake of continued controversy over secret lists of workers.
Unions are continuing to campaign for justice for thousands of workers whose names were discovered on a blacklist five years ago, drawn up on behalf of a number of construction firms.
Many believe they have been denied work if their name was on the list, often for merely raising health and safety issues on building sites.
The council said firms which want council contracts must show they do not practise blacklisting, while those who have done in the past have to prove they have stopped. Any contractor caught using a blacklist in the future will have their contracts ended.
The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard is celebrating its 40th birthday.
The Islington based service, which is led and run by volunteers, has taken more than three million calls since the phones first started ringing in 1974.
It offers confidential advice and support for people around sexuality as well as their families and friends.
A police officer has been injured in a suspected hit and run in north London. The police helicopter joined the search over Islington just after 4pm. The officer was not seriously injured. Police are still hunting for the vehicle.
1600: Have been over Islington for some time assisting with various searches including search for vehicle that has struck a Police Officer.
1605: Happy to report The Islington Officer is not seriously hurt.
UK Power Networks engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power supplies to 37 customers in the Caledonian Road area of Islington.
At about 9.15am today 84 customers experienced a power cut following a fault on a piece of equipment forming part of the underground electricity distribution network.
– UK Power Networks
To keep London powered, we have about 100,000 cable boxes and 36,000km of cables under the streets and there are relatively few cases where our equipment has faulted.
We regularly inspect, maintain and reinforce our network to ensure that London maintains its position as the most reliable electricity network in Britain.
Underground equipment can always develop a fault but most of the time it has no external impact.
- The fire started among power lines beneath the street
- London Fire Brigade says fifty people were evacuated as a precaution
Speaking to the Islington Gazzette, Umit Bakir, who works for a minicab company said:
I looked outside and I could see the fire coming up from underground. Then the fire brigade came and closed the road. My business was far enough away, but if I had been at Iceland I would have been a bit worried.
Fifty people had to be evacuated from part of Islington this morning after an explosion beneath a pavement on Caledonian Road. Flames were seen coming from the electrical manhole cover just before 10am.