London fireplace that survived Blitz bombing raids still stands without its house

Like many parts of London during the Second World War, Vincent Street in Westminster was turned to rubble following a direct hit during the Blitz that destroyed a row of mews houses. The area, just a short walk from the Houses of Parliament, remained a bombed-out site for 40 years until it was eventually redeveloped into … Read more

Paramedic tells Manchester Arena bombing inquiry fire crews ‘needed to be there with us that night’ 

Paramedic describes ‘chaos and confusion’ at Manchester Arena bombing as she tells inquiry fire crews ‘needed to be there with us that night’ Helen Mottram said there were injured people on the street when she arrived at Victoria station and it was a ‘scene of confusion’ Speaking to a public inquiry, Mrs Mottram said she … Read more

The Blitz in colour: Rare video reveals aftermath of a Nazi bombing raid on Bristol

The shocking damage caused by Nazi air attacks on Britain during the Second World War has been laid bare in newly revealed colour footage. The historic footage was recorded in 1942 following a Luftwaffe attack on Bristol which saw multiple buildings and buses completely destroyed. Recorded just an hour after the German air force dropped … Read more

Manchester Arena bombing failings could be repeated in another terror attack, public inquiry hears

Boss of firefighters’ union warns failings in emergency response to Manchester Arena bombing could be repeated in another terror attack, public inquiry hears Fire crews waited two hours to be told to go to scene of Manchester Arena attack Greater Manchester Police failed to inform local firefighters about the bombing The Fire Brigades Union said … Read more

Fire chief ‘felt ashamed to be a firefighter’ after Manchester Arena bombing

An officer said he ‘felt ashamed to be a firefighter,’ after a sobbing paramedic asked crews why they were ‘stood around,’ instead of helping victims of the Manchester Arena bombing a mile away, an inquiry has heard today.   The first fire engine did not arrive at the scene until two hours after the explosion on … Read more

Victims of Manchester Arena bombing were denied ‘vital assistance’, public inquiry hears

Victims of the Manchester Arena bombing were denied ‘vital assistance’ as they lay dying and injured in the foyer, a public inquiry into the terror attack was told. Fire crews with specialist equipment and training were not mobilised to enter the City Room foyer where Salman Abedi detonated an explosive killing 22 people in May … Read more

Manchester Arena bombing emergency response was ‘not as expected’

Counter terror chief says emergency response to Manchester Arena bombing was ‘not as expected’ after police declared incident terrorist attack but did not tell fire or ambulance services, inquiry hears Emergency services’ response to 2017 bombing ‘lacked cohesion,’ inquiry hears   Police initially did not tell other services that terror operation had been declared One paramedic … Read more

Youngest victim of Manchester Arena bombing ‘could have survived with better first aid’

Youngest victim of Manchester Arena terror blast ‘bled to death while asking paramedics for help’: Family of Saffie-Rose Roussos, eight, claim she ‘could have survived with better first aid’ Saffie-Rose Roussos, eight, died after losing too much blood from leg injuries New report revealed no one used tourniquets or splints to stop the bleeding Her … Read more

Extremist cleric Abu Bakar Bashir linked to the deadly Bali bombing is freed from prison

Extremist cleric linked to the deadly Bali bombings is freed from prison sparking fresh outrage from survivors and loved ones Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir accused of being behind Bali terrorist attack 2002 nightclub bombings killed more than 200 people, including 88 Australians The now 82-year-old was released from prison on Friday causing grief to … Read more

Relatives of Birmingham pub bombing victims are hit with £200 fines for attending a memorial

Relatives of Birmingham pub bombing victims are hit with £200 fines for breaking lockdown… by attending a memorial to those killed in the 1974 terrorist horror Julie Hambleton and five others are refusing to pay £200 fines issued by police Miss Hambleton’s sister Maxine, 18, was killed with 20 others in 1974 IRA attack Campaigners … Read more