Ralph Blackburn Editor
  • London
  • National World

Ralph is an experienced news reporter and editor, who has written for a wide variety of local and national newspapers in London. He has covered numerous issues while working across the capital from crime to housing, and transport.

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  • London

138 Articles
almost 2 years ago
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North Woolwich fires: 125 firefighters tackling high-rise flat blaze by City Airport

The day after the London Fire Brigade’s busiest day since the Second World War, two blazes have broken out next to Lo...

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almost 2 years ago
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16 firefighters injured on London Fire Brigade’s busiest day since Second World War

The London Fire Brigade had its busiest day since the Second World War as temperatures hit 40C in the capital for the...

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about 2 years ago
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Dagenham fire: Two people taken to hospital after grass blaze engulfs buildings

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze in Ballards Road, which broke out at 2.15pm.

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about 2 years ago
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Fire Brigade declares ‘major incident’ due to surge in fires on hottest day on record

Hundreds of firefighters across London are currently battling to get grass fires under control, as the temperature we...

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about 2 years ago
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M25 fire: 175 firefighters tackling huge blaze in Upminster field - c2c axed trains

The smoke from the fire the size of three football pitches is blowing over the M25.

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about 2 years ago
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London has UK’s hottest day on record as temperature hits 40.2C at Heathrow Airport

A temperature of 40.2C was recorded at Heathrow Airport at 12.50pm, the hottest day in the UK’s history.

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about 2 years ago
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Police believe boy, 14, has drowned after swimming in River Thames in heatwave

The emergency services searched for the teenager for two hours but the police concluded “the young boy has died”.

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about 2 years ago
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Heatwave: All the train cancellations and delays as extreme hot weather hits London

Network Rail has advised passengers not to travel on Monday and Tuesday due to the extreme heat, with dozens of servi...

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about 2 years ago
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Heatwave live: Latest weather updates and train cancellations during red heat alert

Follow the latest weather and transport updates as the Met Office’s first-ever red extreme heat warning hits London o...

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about 2 years ago
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Heatwave: Eight Tube lines affected by heat as TfL advises only essential travel

Transport for London has advised Londoners only to travel if absolutely necessary today and tomorrow due to the extre...

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about 2 years ago
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Inside Arsenal’s incredible luxury £250m private jet as stars head on pre-season tour

The deluxe private jet supplied by sponsors Emirates - estimated to cost around £250m - has multiple shower areas, an...

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about 2 years ago
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Heatwave: Met Office issues first ever RED extreme heat warning for London next week

The Met Office has said there is a 50% chance that temperatures will hit 40C - which would be a record for London.

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