May 27 2013 Latest news:
Sukran Sahin, Senior Reporter
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A fire gutted a caravan before it spread to a nearby house in the early afternoon.
The fire brigade sent four fire engines to a residential address in a cul-de-sac on Roycraft Avenue, Barking at 2pm today after residents reported the fire.
The vehicle had been parked next to its owners’ house.
Dagenham fire station manager Paul McClenaghan said: “One of the caravan’s gas cylinders had caught fire. When we arrived, the fascia of the house was alight as well
“Two people suffered from smoke inhalation and were treated at the scene. We’re still trying to establish the cause of the fire.”
He said the operation had taken about an hour and a half.
Air cadets have cancelled a planned fundraiser at a local supermarket in order to keep a low-profile following the terrorist attack in Woolwich, London.
Getting work after college was a struggle for one student, but an apprenticeship with a local company has seen her land that all important first job.
The four groups said London’s status as a multi-cultural city which “respects and celebrates diversity” is what makes it one of the most “dynamic, progressive and tolerant cities in the world”.
Wealthy landowner Sir Crisp Gascoyne (1700-1761), Sheriff and Lord Mayor of London, gave his name to what is now the Gascoigne Estate in Barking. But subsequent residents did not, and do not, enjoy Sir Crisp’s lifestyle.