California has mobilised its National Guard to help fire-fighting efforts. Yesterday a third day of high winds swept the fires into suburban areas and mountain villages. Some 350,000 homes have been evacuated and 1,000 buildings have been destroyed.
A six-year-old boy was killed in Portugal when the hire car he was travelling in careered off the road. Akshay Singh Patwal, from Grays in Essex, died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.
Environmental activists have infiltrated trials at Heathrow’s new Terminal 5 and plan demonstrations for during or soon after the opening of the terminal. Supporters of Flying Matters, the anti-aviation group that caused disruption at the East Midlands airport last year, have registered among the 15,000 volunteers to take part in the 100 trials of Heathrow’s £4.3 billion terminal.
Ten shipyards have teamed up to give green ship recycyling a global voice. The International Ship Recycling Association will compise six Turkish, two Chinese, a Dutch and a US dismantling yard.
The hunt continues for the British woman whose daughter fell from a fifth floor hotel balcony in Mallorca. The woman is said to have told her son she was “going to run away”, according to a British holidaymaker who discovered the girl.