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Building fire: Statement from fire service

"The fire is believed to have started in a property that was undergoing refurbishment work, at one end of a terrace of three properties in residential and office use. The upper storeys of the property collapsed during the fire. The neighbouring properties also suffered some fire and smoke damage.

"Firefighters will remain at the scene for some time yet and a fire investigation officer will begin looking into the cause of the fire later this morning."


Could this man replace David Cameron?

Adam Afriyie, Tory MP for WIndsor Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Several Sunday newspapers are reporting that Tory MP for WIndsor, Adam Afriyie, is being tipped to be the next Tory leader.The self-made IT millionaire from Peckham became the party's first black MP in 2005.

In response to the rumours Mr Afriyie told the Mail on Sunday:

"You are being very mischievous. I supported David Cameron to become leader. I love him and want him to be leader for the next 20 years."

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