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London industrial bakery blaze under control

Firefighters have brought the blaze at an industrial bakery in Tottenham under control.

The fire was brought under control early on Sunday morning.

London Fire Brigade said that there continued to be some smoke as they damped down the remains of the fire, and advised residents in the area to keep doors and windows shut.

Firefighters expected to battle blaze throughout night

A plume of smoke rises from the area. Credit: Francois Herisse/PA

Firefighters are expected to battle a blaze engulfing an industrial bakery throughout the night to prevent it spreading to neighbouring factory units.

Fuel sources, including a 2,000-litre diesel tank, have been isolated, the London Fire Brigade said, and firefighters are using jets to prevent the blaze spreading.

Images released on social media show smoke billowing out from the blaze in West Mews. Nobody has been injured.

Firefighters are expected to stay at the site overnight. Credit: London Ambulance HART/PA Wire

Crews were confronted with a large fire when they arrived and are now working hard to confine it to the bakery and stop it from spreading to any neighbouring factory units.

There is some fuel stored on site but crews have isolated the supply and it is not involved in the fire.

– Station Manager Charles Hanks


More than 70 firefighters tackle Tottenham bakery fire

More than 70 firefighters are battling a blaze at an industrial bakery in London. Credit: London Ambulance HART/PA Wire

More than 70 firefighters are battling a blaze at an industrial bakery in London which is still "100% alight", according to a spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade.

The front of the single-storey industrial unit in Tottenham has partially collapsed, but no-one is believed to be injured, she added.

Firefighters tackling the blaze are using jets to protect a 2,000-litre diesel tank and prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring factory units.

People living near the bakery are being advised to keep windows closed "as a precaution" due to the smoke.

Prince Charles get his nose tweaked by toddler

The Prince of Wales's nose proved an irresistible attraction to a toddler whose parents endured watching their home burn to the ground during the Tottenham riots.

Charles returned to the scene of the major disturbance to learn how the area is recovering.

The Prince of Wales meets husband and wife Mehmet and Burcin Akbasak and their twin daughters Kayla and Lara, aged 12 months. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The heir to the throne shared a lighter moment with husband and wife Mehmet and Burcin Akbasak - who lost their home when rioters set fire to the Carpetright building and flats above.

The dramatic pictures of the Tottenham landmark glowing red hot became a iconic image of the August 2011 riots.

Prince Charles visited Tottenham today to see how the area was recovering from the London riots. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In the shadow of the rebuilt building, Charles sympathised with Mr Akbasak and his wife - who are originally from Turkey - as the couple held their twin daughters Kayla and Lara aged 12 months.

Kayla reached out and made a grab for the prince's nose and he leant forward and happily let the toddler play with his face.Mr Akbasak, 33, said: "Both my daughters are friendly but Kayla was quite interested in the prince and they shared a nice moment."

Police appeal for missing 12-year-old girls

Police are searching for two 12-year-old girls reported missing after a walk to a local bus stop, Scotland Yard said.

Friends Wiktoria Popiel, from Wood Green, and Vitalija Sidlauskaite, from Tottenham, were last seen together on Morley Avenue in Wood Green around 5pm yesterday.

Wiktoria Popiel Credit: Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police said they may have got on a bus towards Tottenham or have gone to the ice rink at Alexandra Palace.

Vitalija Sidlauskaite Credit: Metropolitan Police

Wiktoria Popiel is 12 years old and was wearing glasses a brown jacket with fur around the hood, blue jeans and blue Adidas trainers. Wiktoria speaks English and Polish.

Vitalija Sidlauskaite is also 12 years old and was wearing blue jeans and a black jacket. Vitalija speaks English and Russian.


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Gareth Bale 'fails to report for training' with Tottenham

Tottenham star Gareth Bale has failed to report for training for a second consecutive day, with the 24-year-old reportedly pushing for a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, Press Association Sport understands.

Gareth Bale pictured in Marbella three days ago where he said he was "100% Madrid". Credit: ITV News

The Welsh forward skipped training on Tuesday and did not turn up to the north London club's Enfield complex today, the news agency reports.

Meanwhile, Wales manager Chris Coleman has included Bale in his 23-man squad for next month's World Cup qualifying double-header against Macedonia and Serbia.

Gareth Bale world record transfer 'put on hold'

Gareth Bale's proposed world-record transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid has been temporarily put on hold, Press Association Sport reports.

Gareth Bale. Credit: Press Assocation

Reports suggested the Welshman would finalise his £93million transfer to the Spanish capital this afternoon.

But it is believed that Spurs are unwilling to sanction the move until they have signed at least one new player.

Tottenham had looked favourites to sign Brazilian player Willian but Chelsea have now entered the race for the midfielder.

Mayor sorry for 'best thing' riots comment

Police survey the aftermath of riots in Tottenham in 2011 Credit: Reuters

A mayor has apologised after she said 2011's riots were "the best thing that's happened" in her community for a while.

Sheila Peacock's comments about Tottenham - dubbed the "epicentre" of the riots two years ago - have upset residents who were forced to flee as homes and businesses burnt.

In an interview for a documentary, the mayor of Haringey - which includes Tottenham - said: "The second riots that we've just had was the best thing that's happened in Tottenham for a while.

"My reason for saying that is all of a sudden the government is now starting to pump money into Tottenham.

"Because Haringey is an out-of-London borough, so we don't get as much money as Islington or Hackney."

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