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Pair arrested over fatal house fire

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman following a house fire.

A 26-year-old man and another in his late 40s are being held after a blaze in the Walworth area of south London.

Emergency services were called to an address in Alosando Drive shortly after 12.30pm yesterday.

A woman believed to be in her mid-20s was taken to a west London hospital where she subsequently died.

Boy found guilty of stabbing teenager to death

A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering another teenager by stabbing him to death after he went to a housing estate to try and retrieve a stolen mobile phone.

The Old Bailey heard Dogan Ismail, 17, was knifed through the heart after going with another 15-year-old to get back his BlackBerry phone from the Aylesbury estate, Walworth, south London, on December 30.

The youth, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had denied murder but admitted theft and manslaughter.

He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on July 2.

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Fate of some museum items still unknown

Southwark Council leader Peter John says the the fate of items in two galleries at the Cuming museum is 'unknown at present'.

Firefighters tackling the fire at Walworth Town Hall are currently damping down.

On twitter, Councillor John paid tribute to the London Fire Brigade and to Southwark Council for their efforts in trying to save the museum's collections.

Amazing work by LFB and Southwark Council museum staff to remove Cuming Museum artefacts from Walworth fire today.

– Southwark Council leader, Peter John

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Walworth fire: still alight

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The @salvationarmyuk has sent its emergency support vehicle to Walworth Road to provide refreshments to firefighters http://t.co/FwwZ7mSiLD

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RT @peterjohn6: Flames still visible from the top of Walworth Town Hall.

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Flames still visible from the top of Walworth Town Hall.

Walworth fire: dramatic pictures

More than a hundred firefighters have been trying to save a collection of artefacts from a blazing museum Credit: London SE1 website
Emergency services were called to the building shortly before 12.30pm and 120 firefighters and 20 engines were on the scene Credit: London SE1 website
It is unclear how the fire started and no injuries have been reported, a London Fire Brigade spokesman said Credit: London SE1 website

Walworth Fire: cause unknown

More than a hundred firefighters have been trying to save a collection of artefacts from a blazing museum.

Firefighters evacuated 30 people from Cuming Museum and Newington library in Walworth, south-east London, after a fire took hold in the roof.

The museum, which was founded in 1906 with the Cuming family's private collection, is home to artefacts from all around the world, including objects from Roman London, Chinese ornaments and African tribal costumes.

It also contains a permanent exhibition on the history of Southwark.

It is unclear how the fire started and no injuries have been reported, a London Fire Brigade spokesman said.

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