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It was an eventful evening for residents in a block of flats in Blackwall, after they were evacuated by fire crews battling a blaze in their building on Tuesday.

A total of 60 people escaped the nine-storey New Providence Wharf, in Fairmont Avenue, when officers received a call about the incident shortly after 9pm.

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Firefighters attending a call on Bonfire Night were attacked by a group of youths throwing fireworks.

Police were called to the incident at Robin Hood Gardens at Poplar on Tuesday at around 8.30pm. The fire crew were already there after a tree had been set on fire.

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Councils including Tower Hamlets and Greenwich have gone to the Royal Courts of Justice in an attempt to thwart cuts imposed by Mayor Boris Johnson on the London Fire Brigade.

The cut-backs will see 10 fire station closures take place in January unless the courts reverse the decision.

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A Charlton Athletic supporter who suffered a heart attack at a Championship match was saved thanks to the actions of two off-duty firefighters.

John Lawrence, 70, collapsed in the toilets of the ground following last Saturday's match at The Valley against Leicester City.

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A man trapped in a blaze in a Canning Town industrial unit was given oxygen through a window as crews battled the flames to rescue him.

A team of eight fire engines, totalling 58 firefighters, were called to the scene on Shirley Street E16 in the early hours of this morning