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Fire in London’s Camden Market brought under control

LONDON: Firefighters have brought under control the fire in a building in London's Camden Market, the London Fire Brigade said on Monday. The London Fire Brigade said on Twitter the "fire is now under control but crews will be damping down into the morning". The first, second and third floors and the roof of the building were on fire, the brigade tweeted earlier, saying more than 70 firefighters and 10 fire engines were on the scene. The cause of the fire was unknown and there were no immediate reports of any…

Some 149 British buildings fail safety tests after west London fire

LONDON: Some 149 high-rise buildings have failed safety tests introduced after a deadly tower block fire in west London, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday while criticising a decision to hold a council meeting on the disaster in private. "So far the cladding from 149 high rise buildings in 45 local authority areas have failed the tests. That continues to be a 100 percent test failure rate," the spokeswoman told reporters. Responding to reports that the public and media were not allowed into a…