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Two boys are being treated for life-threatening injuries
They were rescued from a home on Beambridge Road in Pitsea
Our reporter Robby West has been speaking to one of the local
residents who helped rescue the children trapped inside.
At around 3:15pm today, Essex Fire Rescue were called
to the scene of a house fire in Basildon.
Two children were rescued from a single-storey
A 13-year-old was flown by air ambulance to the Royal London
Hospital, while a ten-year-old was taken to Basildon
Straightaway, I seen smoke piling out the house.
She said there was a baby trapped around the other side, so I
ran round the front, smashed the windows at the front.
As I know, smoke rises, and I was trying to get
end of the building, saying the baby's trapped in the bathroom.
So I came round, but the smoke was far
too thick to gain access deep enough into the house to get
There was another guy behind me, holding onto my foot in
case I passed out or couldn't get back out myself,
the door, so by this point, after about 12 minutes,
the Fire Brigade turned up, from the time I first got there.
And I stayed at the back of the house and guided them through
with their torches, because it was that thick.
Tonight, the teenage boy is said to be in a serious but stable
The ten-year-old's condition is said to be
The fire was extinguished late this afternoon.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the police on 101.
Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing on a bus in central London
have charged a 38-year-old man with murder.
Archie Sheppard, who was 48, was found dead on the top deck
of a 189 bus in Marylebone on Thursday night.
John Doherty, who's from Fulham, has been charged with
murder and possession of an offensive weapon.
Police believe both men got on the bus at Brent Cross.
Labour has said it would introduce tougher standards for rented housing
in London and "call time on bad landlords"- that's if it wins
Councils would be given powers to license landlords
and to fine those who fail to meet the requirements.
The plans follow a scheme introduced in one London borough last year.
An early surprise and a snap inspection.
These sorts of raids happen twice a week in Newham.
It's been singled out as the council that's
toughest in London on
There's quite a serious gas leak in this property.
We think it's coming from the cooker.
You need a licence to rent out a house or a
flat here and the council's prosecuted more than 1,000 people
they think aren't keeping their properties in good enough condition.
It's this example that Labour wants to build on
They say you have more rights buying a fridge than
In London, you see some of the worst of anywhere in
Faulty wiring, serious damp and vermin and our plan to put
proper consumer rights in place for those renters will start
The Conservatives have dismissed Labour's plan as
They argue that the tenants would bear
the cost of any new regulation in the form of higher rent.
Instead, they argue that the way you deal with
the problem of rogue landlords is to deal with them one by one.
Good morning. Hi, sorry to disturb you.
Last week, London's Mayor announced he will set up
an online database to name and shame dodgy landlords.
But with private tenants now outnumbering homeowners
in London, and rents rising faster here than anywhere
else in the country, some argue regulating
The Liberal Democrats are absolutely committed
to the nine million people in this country
who rent, to make sure that
it is not seen as a second-class option, to protect them and give
Because the reality is, we need to build more
And that's a problem that no major party has
Before we go, look at this. They cat had to be rescued after taking an
unexpected dip this week. An unknown man came to the cat's rescue,
leaning down to drag her out. Felix was a little shaken, as you can see,
but she was OK. It's been a wet and grey bank
holiday for most of us, but what does the rest of the week's
weather have in store? Here's Nick Miller
with the forecast. That was a mediocre bank holiday
if you had outdoor plans. At least for dry gardens there
were some showers, and there will be The rest of tonight looks dry,
temperatures dipping into Some sunny spells to start the day
tomorrow, but make the From late morning, cloud
and showers coming through. Late afternoon and into the evening,
you may catch a heavy one. Temperatures perhaps
as high as 18 Celsius, The rest of the week,
some cloudy days, some sunny days. The north-easterly wind will pick
up, making it feel cooler. Katharine Carpenter will be back
with the latest updates throughout Hello. We have just had the warmest
day of the year so far in Northern Ireland. Very pleasant in the
Sunshine - 20 Celsius in County Tyrone. Similar temperatures in
western Scotland, and it is this part of the UK that