Neasden warehouse fire and other stories

Warehouse fire causes rush-hour delays in North London

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Neasden A406 North Circular . Credit: Google Maps

At around 02:00 this morning, a fire broke out at a large warehouse in Neasden, North London.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to the scene.

Seventeen people have since been evacuated from nearby buildings.

The fire was under control by about 06:20, the London Fire Brigade said.

Majors roads in North London including the Westbound Staples Corner Flyover were closed, causing long delays during the morning rush-hour.

Teenager charged over fatal knife stabbing

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a young man who was stabbed to death in the street in north-west London last month.

Meshach Lee Mitchell Williams, 21, was fatally stabbed during an attack in High Street, Harlesden, on 23 April at about 21:00 BST.

Dominic Calder, 19, of Redmead Road, Hayes, has been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He will appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

MPs to vote on withdraw bill in early June

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The Prime Minister’s cabinet agreed cross-party talks.

MPs will vote on Brexit in early June – whether or not the government and Labour have reached a deal by then.

Downing Street has said it is ‘imperative’ that the bill pave the way for Brexit if the UK is to leave the EU before MP’s summer recess.

Labour sources say they will not back the bill without a cross-party deal.

The EU will not grant a further extension beyond 31st October 2019.

If Mrs May’s plan is defeated, Number 10 said the UK is set for no deal or for Article 50 to be revoked.

Alabama passes bill banning abortion

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‘Fight4her’, a pro-choice rally in front of the White House in March.

Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill to restrict abortion procedures in almost all cases.

The state Senate has approved the law by 25 votes to six, rejecting exemptions for cases of rape or incest.

The bill will be reviewed by Republican Governor Kay Ivey.

According to critics,the Republican politician is a strong opponent of abortion.

Activists hope the new law will challenge a landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalised abortion in the US.

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