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Welsh fire crews send messages of support to London firefighters

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Fire crews in Wales have tweeted messages of support to their London colleagues fighting the tower block fire in the city.

Several people have been killed after a huge fire engulfed and destroyed a large block of flats.

The Welsh fire crews say their 'thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastating flat fire' and their 'colleagues from London'.

The Metropolitan Police has set up a help line for anyone concerned for loved ones in London.

The number is 0800 0961 233.


Cerys Matthews shares video of London tower block fire

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Welsh singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews has shared video footage of the huge fire which has engulfed a west London tower block.

Several fatalities have been confirmed at the 27-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. Residents who escaped have spoken of others trapped and screaming for help.

Matthews, who lives in London, said on Twitter: "We are okay- but all locals and residents are shell shocked , utterly concerned about those that might not have escaped".

First Minister says 'thoughts are with' those affected by London tower block fire

The fire at Grenfell Tower, in west London, appears to have engulfed the whole side of the building Credit: ITV News

The First Minister Carwyn Jones says his "thoughts are with" those affected by a huge fire at a block of flats in west London.

The fire, which was reported during the early hours of Wednesday morning, has engulfed several floors of Grenfell Tower, near White City.

The London Fire Commissioner has confirmed that there have been a "number of fatalities". Witnesses have reported seeing people trapped in their homes.

The Metropolitan Police has set up a casualty bureau for anyone concerned about family and friends on 0800 0961 233.

Welsh MPs pay tribute to police officer killed in Westminster attack

PC Keith Palmer was a husband and father Credit: Met Police

Welsh MPs have paid tribute to an unarmed police officer who was among four people killed in a suspected terror attack in Westminster yesterday afternoon.

PC Keith Palmer, 48, was stabbed by a man armed with two large knives inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.


Boris Johnson appointment as Foreign Secretary 'fantastic', says Welsh Conservative Leader

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Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies has said Boris Johnson's appointment as Foreign Secretary in Theresa May's new cabinet is 'fantastic'.

The rest of the appointments to the new Government are still being made.

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