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Sad News for London – Horrific Fire in 27-Story Apartment Building

Photo: BBC News

LTRP Note: Let us pray for the London families who have been affected by this horrific fire that ripped through a 27-story apartment building early this morning. We are reminded daily through world events of how much trouble the world is in.

BBC News

Six people have died in the blaze, according to police, with the number of fatalities expected to rise.

Seventy-four people have been treated in hospital, according to the London Ambulance Service. Six hospitals – St Mary’s, Chelsea and Westminster, Royal Free, St Thomas’, Charing Cross Hospital and King’s College Hospital – have received patients. . . . Eyewitnesses have said some people may still be trapped in the building.

The tower block contains about 120 flats and there would have been “several hundred” people in the block when the fire broke out, according to the leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough, Nick Paget-Brown.

Notting Dale ward councillor Judith Blakeman, who lives across the road from the block, said that between 400 and 600 people live in the building. Click here to continue.

 

U.K. Senior Judge: Bed & Breakfast Owner Discriminated Against Homosexuals By Denying Room

By Garrett Haley
Christian News Network

Bed and Breakfast

LONDON – A senior judge in the U.K. has ruled that the owner of a bed and breakfast ‘directly discriminate[d]‘ against two homosexual men by not allowing them to spend the night together in a bedroom.

For six years, Susanne Wilkinson has been the owner of the three-room Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham, England. In March 2010, Michael Black and John Morgan attempted to stay at the bed and breakfast, but when Wilkinson learned that the two homosexual men wanted to share a room for the night, she turned them down. Black and Morgan sued Wilkinson, and last year a county court ruled in favor of the men, awarding them £3,600–approximately $5,400. However, Wilkinson appealed the ruling, and her case was eventually brought before Lord Dyson—the second highest judge in England.

The 24-page court ruling, released on Tuesday, begins with an explanation of how Wilkinson’s faith plays a central role in her life and business. Click here to continue reading.


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