September 30 2014 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Monday, September 17, 2012
The fire brigade has issued a warning after a discarded cigarette is thought to have sparked a flat blaze today.
The fire was contained to the balcony of a ground-floor flat in Longbridge Road, Barking, where boxes were being stored.
No one was injured and the 1am blaze is under investigation.
Barking firefighter Stephen Benson said: “The most likely cause of the fire was the disposal of smoking material. There was a bit of smoke damage. It was mostly outdoors on the plastic door of the balcony. There is a lesson to be learnt there.”
West Ham defender James Tomkins has been fined £3,500 for assaulting a police officer.
Plans to transform the face of Barking town centre over the next four years dominated proceedings at this evening’s cabinet meeting.
A play of Walter Tull’s life will be staged at The Broadway theatre in Barking as the UK celebrates Black History Month.