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FRIDAY NIGHT NEWS HEADLINES: JUNE 6

PUBLISHED: 00:02 07 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:21 05 October 2010

6FT HERMANN’ SAYS FAREWELL WITH A BANG...

COPS HUNT CABLE LOOTER AFTER TRAIN CRASH...

TOWER BOOSTING SECURITY OVER CAR-BOMBS...

ID FRAUDSTERS ZONE IN ON CANARY WHARF...

FURY OVER TAPS RUNNING DRY FOR 2 WEEKS

6FT 'HERMANN' SAYS FAREWELL WITH A BANG

A LOUD triple bang was heard and vibration felt in a wide area of East London tonight as 'Hermann the stubborn German' Second World War bomb was detonated by the Army. The massive 2,200lb unexploded device unearthed when engineers were dredging the River Lea at Bromley-by-Bow was finally defused tonight and explosives packed inside burned off with a controlled explosion. There was still half-a-ton of high explosive left burning at 7pm, an hour after it was detonated

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COPS HUNT CABLE LOOTER AFTER TRAIN CRASH

COPS are looking for a man caught on camera taking cable from Liverpool Street main-line when power supplies to the overhead cables had been switched off during last Wednesday evening's rail shut-down chaos. The man was photographed by an Advertiser reader taking copper cable at Bethnal Green, while stranded passengers were being rescued down the line.

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TOWER BOOSTING SECURITY OVER CAR-BOMBS

BEEFEATERS are beefing up security at the Tower of London against the threat of car bombs. Tower officials want to install anti-terrorist bollards after the major tourist site was identified in security reports as a potential risk and have applied for planning permission for gates and stone bollards.

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ID FRAUDSTERS ZONE IN ON CANARY WHARF

TWO streets in East London have been identified as being among Britain's 'ID fraud' hotspots. They are Chancellor Passage, in the heart of the affluent Canary Wharf business district, and Clove Crescent in Blackwall where Tower Hamlets' council offices are. Both have been singled out by their E14 postcodes as the second and third worst streets in the country where people are most likely to have their identity 'stolen'.

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FURY OVER TAPS RUNNING DRY FOR 2 WEEKS

FAMILIES are angry over being left without mains water for two weeks in Bethnal Green's Guinness Trust Buildings in Columbia-road. Around 60 families, many with small children, are filling buckets from a standpipe in the courtyard and lugging them up stairs so they can drink, shower, wash dishes and even flush toilets. Guinness Trust blames Thames Water for reducing mains pressure.

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CLARKSON'S 186MPH LANDS HIM IN HOT WATER

MEANWHILE... top Gear TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson is in 'hot water' after claiming he sped through the Limehouse Link tunnel at 186 miles-an-hour in a Bugatti Veyron supercar. The show host admitted getting "a great speeding ticket" driving six times more than the 30 mph limit. But a road safety charity later called on the BBC to sack him for "offensive and irresponsible" comments.

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