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LONDON FIRE BRIGADE

A pedestrian came within seconds of being crushed by a huge chunk of wall that fell from the top of a building in Stoke Newington High Street during strong winds.

Two people were rescued from a fire at a suspected cannabis factory in Amhurst Road on Sunday afternoon.

A family have been reunited with their beloved dog Olive after she got stuck down a fox hole on Hackney Marshes for eight hours and had to be rescued by firefighters and a plumber.

Hackney has stumped up an extra £5.9million to pay for its fire door replacement programme - taking the total expected cost for the work to £25.5m.

Cinders from a discarded cigarette butt set fire to a derelict hotel in Manor House on Sunday night.

As the last of 30 million litres of water trickle back into the River Lea, neighbours affected by Tuesday's burst pipe in the now aptly named Waterworks Lane are beginning to count the cost.

A fire started by a cigarette completely destroyed the extension of a house in Dalston on Tuesday night.

Police have released an image of a man wearing a "Space Raiders" cap who they want to speak to over an arson attack in Stoke Newington last week.

A day to inspire young women to "press for progress" in the struggle for gender equality, saw over 80 schoolgirls meeting 26 successful professionals - whose careers ranged from footballer to fire fighter to A&E doctor.

An overheated phone charger has been blamed for setting off a blaze in a block of flats in Haggerston last night.

Sprinklers will be installed in all 114 flats at a 19-storey Queensbridge Road tower block on the recommendation of fire safety experts - because of the high number of "older tenants".

Rodney Vitalis is Hackney's most senior firefighter. He tells Emma Bartholomew why he didn't want to join the police - and how he spent a year phoning the fire brigade to ask for a job before anyone picked up

Pensioners say their housing association has ruined Christmas by removing and destroying all the armchairs in their lounge without warning.

Hackney Council has apologised and fixed a broken lift after a disabled woman complained she was trapped like a prisoner in her own home for three weeks.

A driver going the wrong way down a one-way street hit a tipper lorry and a van after police signalled for him to stop - then ran off.

Six thousand balloons were given out at Shomrim's annual open day on Clapton Common.

A woman was taken to hospital after what is believed to have been a cleaning fluid spill at a Stamford Hill school building this afternoon.

Seven people have died and more than 40 are injured following an attack on London Bridge last night that police are treating as a terrorist incident.

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