UK Fire

Grenfell Tower: Still Burning With Anger

Robin Lustig | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Robin Lustig

I just hope that the survivors and the relatives and friends of all those who died - and we will probably never know for sure exactly how many perished - will not have to wait 28 years for justice to be done, as have the families affected by the Hillsborough stadium disaster of 1989.

Terrorism, Tragedy And The National Mood: How United Are We?

Helen Johnston | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Helen Johnston

We might have different ideas of national identity and what it means to be British but when it comes to suffering, maybe it's just basic humanity which unites us, regardless of which flag we live under.

'Miraculous' survival of baby thrown from 9th floor of Grenfell Tower inferno

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

UPDATE: 12 Fatalities Confirmed In Grenfell Tower Blaze As fire crews attend a massive blaze at a block of flats in north Kensington, residents who ...

Man And Woman Killed In Manchester House Blaze That Injured Four Children

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

A man and a woman have died in a house fire in Withington which also injured three girls and a boy. Emergency services were called to Parsonage Road ...

M6 Lorry Fire Leads To Long Delays As Firefighters Battle Blaze

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

Motorists are facing severe delays this morning after a lorry caught on fire on the M6. The northbound carriageway had to be closed on Tuesday as fire...

100 Homes Evacuated In Oldham As Huge Blaze Engulfs Paper Mill

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

Around 70 firefighters were tackling a huge blaze at a former paper mill in Oldham, Manchester in the early hours of Thursday morning. The fire was de...

Double Decker Bus Erupts Into Flames In Kingston

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK

As increasingly odd things continue to happen in plain sight, a double decker bus turned itself into a raging inferno in Kingston on Friday. The fire ...

Students Evacuated From Halls Following 'Arson Attack' At Royal Holloway University

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after multiple fires were started in student halls at Royal Hol...

Two Bodies Found After Manchester Chinatown Fire

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK

Two bodies have been found after a fire in Manchester’s Chinatown, Greater Manchester Police said. The blaze, which started at around 2.15am, ripped...

Huge Fire Close To Heathrow Airport Sends Thick Black Plumes Of Smoke Above London

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK

A “massive fire” has broken out close to Heathrow airport, with plumes of smoke spotted for miles across west London. Around 70 firefighters were ...

The Great Mother Of Exeter

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

No matter whether you are religious, agnostic or atheist, the great old churches and temples of this world carry a powerful charge of energy from the centuries of prayer, of song and of silence that have been carried out there. Even now, most folk hush themselves when they enter an ancient church and take a moment to feel the echo of the ages.

M40 Stretch Closed After 'Terrible Explosions' Scorch The Road

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK

A huge explosion has caused severe delays on the M40 motorway near Bucks, after a mobile crane unit exploded and was “engulfed in flames” on Wedne...

120 Firefighters Tackle Massive Blaze Tearing Through Central London Block Of Flats

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

More than 120 firefighters have extinguished a massive blaze that tore though a residential tower-block in central London. Smoke had been seen pouring...

Three Seriously Injured As House Collapses In Blast

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Father dies after explosion demolishes terraced house in Manchester At least ten people have been injured - three seriously - after an explos...

13 Dead In France After Bar Fire 'Started By Dropped Birthday Cake'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

A fire at a bar in the city of Rouen, in France’s Normandy region, has left 13 people dead and six injured. It was suggested that the deadly blaze m...

The Top 10 Weirdest Prank Calls The London Fire Brigade Received Last Year

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Comedy

The London Fire Brigade has released a top 10 list of the strangest hoax calls they received last year in a bid to combat summer pranksters. The LFB i...

Shocking Pictures Show Van Exploding Into Flames In Central London

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

A van has burst into flames on a major road in central London after its petrol tank reportedly "exploded". The vehicle was destroyed having just exite...

'Suspected Chemical Incident' Causes Mass Evacuation In Central London

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK

A "suspected chemical incident" in central London led to about 100 office workers being evacuated from their buildings. Firefighters were called to L...

Bodies Of Three People And Three Dogs Found In Leeds House

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK

The bodies of two women, a man and three Rottweiler dogs have been found following a fire in a terraced house. Officers were called to the red-brick h...

London Fire Brigade Video Streaming App Could Improve Response to Major Incidents

Tony Arbour | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Tony Arbour

The London Fire Brigade could improve its response to major incidents by embracing mobile technology. I recently authored a report entitled "Updated...

This Massive Fire Is Sending Ash And Sparks Onto The M25

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

More than 70 firefighters have been tackling a "difficult" fire in an industrial yard near the M25, which has caused ash and sparks to drift over the ...

13-Year-Old Saves Two Kids From Hoverboard Fire, Gives Amazing Local News Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK

A 13-year-old boy from Bradford who saved two young children after a hoverboard exploded has spoken out about his intervention. "I ran back inside ...

Major Fire Ravages Iconic Paris Ritz After Three-Year And Multi-Million Refurbishment

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

Just two months before it was due to reopen after a three year refurbishment costing €200 million (£151m), the Ritz hotel in Paris has suffered fro...

Guests 'Shoved Each Other Down The Stairs' Fleeing Dubai Hotel Blaze

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK

A Briton caught up in a towering New Year's Eve blaze in Dubai has told how he and his disabled mother escaped from the burning building. The five-...

Nothing To See Here, Just A FIRE TORNADO In Slow Motion

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech

The Slow Mo Guys are back with what might be their most impressive (and scariest) video yet. The two friends decided to recreate one of nature's mo...