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Fire service confirm there have been ‘a number of fatalities’ in Grenfell Tower fire

Fire service confirm there have been 'a number of fatalities' in Grenfell Tower fire
The scene in West London this morning (Picture: SWNS)

London Fire Brigade confirmed this morning that there have been ‘a number of fatalities’ in the Grenfell Tower blaze in West London.

It is not currently known how many people have been killed, but the number is believed to be significant as there would have been several hundred people in the flats at the time.

What to do if you are affected by the Grenfell tower fire in west LondonLondon Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said the first call came in to police at 12.54am and the first of 40 appliances arrived within six minutes.

She told reporters at the scene: ‘This is an unprecedented incident. In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale.’

Residents who escaped the fire at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington spoke of others trapped and screaming for help, with some holding children from windows and others jumping from upper floors.

Fire Commissioner: ‘I’ve never seen anything of this scale’

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Most of the building has been destroyed in the fire (Picture: PA)

Pictures from the scene showed flames engulfing the block and a plume of smoke visible across the capital, while others showed residents looking out of windows in the block.

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Nick Paget-Brown said ‘several hundred’ people would have been in the block when the fire broke out.

Several hundred people were in Grenfell Tower when it went up in flamesActor and writer Tim Downie, who lives around 600 metres from the scene in Latimer Road, told the Press Association he feared the block could collapse.

He said: ‘It’s horrendous. The whole building is engulfed in flames. It’s gone. It’s just a matter of time before this building collapses.

‘It’s the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen. I just hope they have got everyone out. The first I knew was the noise of sirens, helicopters and shouting. I saw it engulfed in flames.

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The fire broke out shortly after 1am (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

‘People have been bringing water, clothes, anything they’ve got to help, out to the cordon. I have seen people coming out in their bedclothes – it’s just very distressing.’

Jody Martin said he got to the scene just as the first fire engine was arriving.

He told the BBC: ‘I watched one person falling out, I watched another woman holding her baby out the window… hearing screams, I was yelling everyone to get down and they were saying ‘We can’t leave our apartments, the smoke is too bad on the corridors’,’ he said.

Mr Paget-Brown told Sky News: ‘Clearly it’s an absolutely devastating fire.

‘Several hundred would have been in there. It’s a question of establishing how many people were in there at the time of the fire.’

Fire service confirm there have been 'a number of fatalities' in Grenfell Tower fire
Fire crews confirmed there had been a number of people killed in the fire (Picture: PA)

Fabio Bebber wrote on Twitter: ‘More screams for help as the fire spreads to another side of the building.

‘We can see how quick the fire spreads via the external panels. It’s unbearable hearing someone screaming for their lives at #grenfelltower.’

George Clarke, who presents the Channel 4 TV show Amazing Spaces, told Radio 5 Live: ‘I was in bed and heard ‘beep, beep, beep’ and thought, ‘I’ll get up and run downstairs as quickly as I could’.

‘I thought it might be a car alarm outside and saw the glow through the windows.

Fire service confirm there have been 'a number of fatalities' in Grenfell Tower fire
There were 200 firefighters and 40 appliances called to the fire (Picture: EPA)

‘I’m getting covered in ash, that’s how bad it is. I’m 100 metres away and I’m absolutely covered in ash.

‘It’s so heartbreaking, I’ve seen someone flashing their torches at the top level and they obviously can’t get out.

‘The guys are doing an incredible job to try and get people out that building, but it’s truly awful.’

Shortly after 6am, London Ambulance Service said 30 people had been taken to five hospitals.

More than 200 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze which was reported just after 1.15am on Wednesday.

 

 

My baby is growing up and will be going to senior school in September.

We went to Ali’s Senior School Induction Evening last night, Ali didn’t seem as phased as I thought he would, and I think he is secretly looking forward to going  It is official! My baby, my last born is growing up and I really don’t like it  To give you an idea of how big the school is I have outlined the grounds below, it is outstanding in Ofsted reports, has always been an excellent school, I went there myself and now both Alex and Ali will be there, as Alex started two years ago, he will be going up to yr 9 in September.
I have to confess though I do worry how Ali will cope with over 1700 pupils there, over 150 teachers, etc,  the school has a grammar stream as well, so best of both worlds,  I have been told that Ali will be given his own laptop there instead of having a scribe which is excellent, support to help with his limited sight, as for support when it comes to his autism, they are  waiting to see what help he will need and ready to put things into action at the time,  he is top of his class in all subjects, very very bright, I have no idea where he gets it from. I think his main problem will be the social interacting, he really doesn’t do people, although they understand this, they have facilities to deal with any problems that this may bring up which is a good thing. we can only wait and see now.

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Back to school, roll on summer holidays 

This morning  boys went back to school after half term, Alex’s spots are going slowly, he looks like a kid with acne now.

This is the term that seems to be the busiest, Alex has exams, athletics, his football, not to mention a busy social life like every other 13 yr old.

Ali has swimming lessons twice a week at school, plus he is signed up for minecraft club, then it will be leavers assembly, leavers lunch and leavers dance, hard to believe that my baby will be starting senior school in September 😢 

We have both decided to stop smoking AGAIN after having started again when my dad was in hospital before he passed away, so now we are going on Champix to help us give up, we are on day three now,

We have our spider club committee meeting on Wednesday, I have just found out that our meeting place is shut for a refurb so we need to have a change of plan and find another pub  😂 

Those that know me know, that I love having the kids home for the holidays but this time around I don’t feel like we have had a break, we haven’t been able to go anywhere with Alex being ill,  so I am really looking forward to the summer holidays and taking the boys away for our mini holiday. 

England’s 3rd Attack in 3 months 

Horrible news about another terrorist attack, this time in London again, 

https://www.thesun.ie/news/1087966/ondon-bridge-attack-car-police-response-latest/

 

8 MINUTES OF TERROR

London Bridge attack – Three terrorists shot dead after shouting ‘this is for Allah’ as they killed seven and injured 48

THREE jihadis wearing fake suicide bomb vests struck at the heart of London last night by driving a van at 50mph into crowds on London Bridge and going on a stabbing spree before finally being shot dead by police.

In an attack lasting little over eight minutes, the terrorist gang screaming “this is for Allah”, killed seven and injured up to 48 people who were enjoying a summer’s evening in the centre of the capital.

Three men – two lying in the background – believed to be the terrorists pictured dead after being shot by police

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Three men – two lying in the background – believed to be the terrorists pictured dead after being shot by police

A picture of the van used in the deadly terror attack which left six innocent people in the London Bridge area

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A picture of the van used in the deadly terror attack which left six innocent people in the London Bridge area

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Dashcam footage shows bodies lying on pavement after London Bridge terror attack

A victim is pictured being treated on a stretcher following the terror attack on London Bridge

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A victim is pictured being treated on a stretcher following the terror attack on London Bridge

Staff at a packed pub locked the doors and barricaded revellers inside as the armed gang tried to smash their way in shortly after 10.08pm.

The Met’s Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has confirmed that all three of the depraved attackers were shot and killed within eight minutes of the first call to emergency services after brave cops rushed to protect the public.

Confirming the death toll had risen to seven this morning Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick praised the “extraordinary courage” of brave passers-by who stepped in to help those injured in last night’s atrocity.


WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:

  • A van ploughed through pedestrians on London Bridge just after 10pm on Saturday

  • Three men wearing fake bomb vests jumped out on the south end of the bridge at Borough Market and began knifing bystanders and pub-goers

  • Staff at one pub barricaded the doors as the attackers tried storm the building before armed police arrived on the scene and the three terrorists were shot dead within eight minutes of the first 999 call
  • At least seven victims were killed and 48 people were injured. The injured were being treated across five London hospitals. One of the injured was a British Transport Police officer who was stabbed in the face

  • Theresa May chaired a Cobra emergency response meeting after the attack was confirmed to be terror before declaring ‘enough is enough’

  • Four controlled explosions were heard near The Sun’s offices in London Bridge between 1:20am and 1:50am

  • Home Secretary Amber Rudd has confirmed that police believe they have “all the main perpetrators” and are confident they were radical Islamic terrorists
  • Police Commissioner Cressida Dick praised the ‘extraordinary courage’ of by-standers
  • Police appealed for witnesses to send images and videos to help identify the attackers and piece together the chaos

  • The Met Police opened a casualty bureau for those concerned about family and friends who might have been caught up in the attacks. There are two numbers to call: 0800 096 1233 and 020 7158 0197

  • All the main political parties aside from UKIP have suspended campaigning today as Mrs May confirmed the election will go ahead
  • One Love Manchester Concert will go ahead tonight as youngsters refuse to yet terrorists stop them attending

    Commissioner Dick said: “Many, many people risked their own safety to help others and treat those seriously injured and to indeed confront the suspects involved.

    “It’s clear to me the courage of those people during and following this attack was extraordinary.”

    Following the third terrorist attack in three months Theresa May declared “enough is enough” and defiantly confirmed Thursday’s General Election will go ahead after chairing a Cobra meeting.

    Shortly after Mrs May’s statement, Home Secretary Amber Rudd confirmed that police believe they have “all the main perpetrators” and are confident they were radical Islamic terrorists.

    Whitehall officials have told the BBC it is too early to confirm if the attackers were “subjects of interest” known to MI5 or cops.

    Armed police have reportedly made five arrests after swooping on a block of flats in Barking, east London this morning – although cops have yet to confirm if the action is connected to last night’s atrocity.

    No terror group has claimed the attack, which comes after ISIS issued a chilling instruction to its followers to launch “all-out war” on the West to mark the start of Ramadan.

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    Video of van involved in London Bridge terror attack crashed at the scene

    A body is removed from the scene in London Bridge on Sunday

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    A body is removed from the scene in London Bridge on Sunday
  • Another child looks terrified as she walks past armed cops near the scene of the attack in central London

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    Another child looks terrified as she walks past armed cops near the scene of the attack in central London

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    London Bridge terror witness Gerard chased attackers and threw bottles at them

    The white van responsible for the 'attack' surrounded by multiple police vehicles

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    The white van responsible for the ‘attack’ surrounded by multiple police vehicles

    A scared little girl is pictured holding on to a woman with armed cops watching on in the UK capital

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    A scared little girl is pictured holding on to a woman with armed cops watching on in the UK capital

    Armed police are pictured helping a victim who is being stretchered into an ambulance

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    Armed police are pictured helping a victim who is being stretchered into an ambulance

    Armed cops put on a display of strength at London Bridge on Sunday

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    Armed cops put on a display of strength at London Bridge on Sunday

    Floral tributes started to be left close to the scene in London Bridge on Sunday

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    Floral tributes started to be left close to the scene in London Bridge on Sunday

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    Missing Express journalist Geoff Ho seen clutching bleeding neck after London Bridge terror attack

    A picture taken outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market shows the three terrorists lying dead – after being gunned down by cops.

    One of the twisted attackers was pictured wearing an Arsenal football strip from the 2011/12 season.

    Witness Erick Siguenza told BBC News that one of the gang screamed “This is for Allah” as he went on a stabbing rampage in the busy central London streets.

    The gang had metal canisters strapped to their chests which police chief Rowley confirmed were hoax suicide vests.

    Following the rampage four explosions – confirmed as controlled blasts by the police – were heard outside The Sun offices near London Bridge between 1:23am and 1:49am.

    One British Transport Police officer has been confirmed as a victim with cops saying he was stabbed in the face by the sick extremists – his injuries are not life-threatening.

    Met police have confirmed that the attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market were “terror incidents”, with Amber Rudd adding that a connection to the Manchester Attack is unlikely but can not be ruled out.

     

Usually I avoid politics with a passion,

Well spouting about it anyway, I figure everyone has the right to vote how they want and I am not going to force my views on them 

But, I learned something today that I should have known so I will turn my embarrassment into a public service broadcast.

For many people who are born deaf, written English is not an accessible language. It’s something you can learn, perhaps, but it’s not something you can learn easily. Perhaps a bit like how I found learning Arabic. Your native language is BSL.

The reason this came up is that there is one major political party which has so far failed to provide a BSL version of its manifesto (yes, it’s the Conservatives).

That’s pretty shoddy – I should have known this, but the people producing manifestos definitely should have done.

Catching up again, The pox visited the house!!

So last week, Tuesday to be exact, Alex came home from school and getting changed we noticed he had two spots on him, we decided they were gnat bites as he had been out the evening before.  
Fast forward to Wednesday morning.  The kid has more spots, and by more, I mean covered in them.  and each and every day up until two days ago, more new spots were appearing.  His timing was impeccable, he has had chicken pox all over the half term so obviously, we haven’t been able to go out anywhere.   Typical because the weather has been lovely,  thankfully now he is scabbed up and able to go out, just in time for going back to school on Monday. 

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I have also spent some time back in Facebook jail,  hands up I was kinda guilty this time, I’m admin on a kind of horror/crime/gore group and all admin and the group got reported by some delicate little snowflake, we have only just got the group opened again as FB disabled it while they reviewed it but we were all on an FB ban for 24hrs while they did it only this time they even blocked us from pm’s, which as always is a killer when I can’t even rabbit to friends that way 😆 

Today I have had my hair cut off…… well cut short….  I have posted before probably many times, how much I hate going to hairdressers. but when it’s an offer I couldn’t refuse, I went, plus I had made such a mess of cutting it myself last time lol 10 inches cut off and it is bliss, so much cooler, 


Other than spotty kid,  house under quarantine, being thrown in virtual jail and losing most of my hair….  that is about it for this catch-up 

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