The commuter bus caught fire at a bus stop at the top of Pepys Road at around 8.30am. Fire fighters tried to bring the fire under control whilst a tyre exploded across the street setting another car on fire. The blaze has now been put out and no-one is believed to be hurt.
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A lamp in the tower which houses Big Ben is to be switched off for the first time in more than 70 years.
Sir Bruce entertained audiences for more than seven decades.
Work in the tower will also pause over the bank holiday weekend.