London and UK “unprepared” for climate change impact

The London Climate Resilience Review identifies lethal risks to vulnerable communities, citing a lack of strategic vision from the national government hindering progress

Brigade backs safety plea after 21 year old killed in e-bike fire

The London Fire Brigade is endorsing a petition initiated by the family of 21-year-old Sofia Duarte, who lost her life in an e-bike fire caused by a lithium battery failure on New Year’s Day 2023

E-bike fire prompts safety warning ahead of Christmas

A house fire in Hackney, attributed to an e-bike battery failure, has prompted the London Fire Brigade to issue a safety warning

Man seriously injured in latest London e-bike fire

A man sustained severe injuries while attempting to tackle an e-bike fire in London, marking the latest incident in a series of e-bike and e-scooter fires this month

London’s electric nightmare

London firefighters have battled a record-breaking number of e-bike and e-scooter fires in 2023, surpassing the total for all of 2022

Failure of e-bike lithium-ion battery ‘sparked fire in London flat’

London Fire Brigade has warned over the risks amid a rise in fire incidents from e-scooters and e-bikes

Child dies after major gas explosion in London

Merton Council has urged people to avoid the area where the explosion occurred in Thornton Heath near Croydon

Fire officers issue stark warning as energy bills skyrocket

People turn to open fires instead of switching on central gas heating

East London plunged into darkness after fire in substation

London Fire Brigade has said around 38,000 customers might be affected by power outages

Fire chiefs raise concerns over need to reduce energy bills

Energy suppliers are urged to offer reduced tariffs not only for times when families are sleeping