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Day: July 8, 2020

East London crane collapsed: One dead after crane falls in Bow
Featured, London

East London crane collapsed: One dead after crane falls in Bow

    One person has died and several others have been injured after a crane collapsed on houses in Bow east London. London Fire Brigade (LFB) tweeted that it was working to free people trapped inside after the 20-metre crane came down on Wednesday afternoon. It collapsed onto two terraced houses in Compton Street in Bow, and onto a block of flats under development. Our urban search and rescue crews are undertaking a complex rescue operation and using specialist equipment to search the properties, said assistant commissioner Graham Ellis. A LFB spokesman later said crews were still searching for one person, believed to be an adult. Four people were treated at the scene, said London Ambulance Service, with two taken to hospital after sustaining head injuries. It was abo...
EU must prepare for no-deal Brexit
Featured, United Kingdom

EU must prepare for no-deal Brexit

    Angela Merkel said the EU should be prepared for a no trade deal Brexit on Wednesday, the day after Boris Johnson warned the German Chancellor that Britain was “ready” to walk away without an agreement. I will continue to push for a good solution, but we should also prepare for a possible no deal scenario, Mrs Merkel said in the European Parliament in Brussels. Progress in negotiations so far has been slim to put it diplomatically,” Mrs Merkel said, as she set out plans for Germany’s six month EU Presidency. She added,We've agreed with the United Kingdom to accelerate the pace of talks to reach an agreement by autumn, an agreement that could be ratified by the end of the year. Mr Johnson has been adamant that he will not allow the discussions to drag on into the a...