The police have evacuated large parts of Birmingham city centre. Birmingham is the UK's second city. (Another report about this incident is here.)
A fire broke out earlier this evening at the Hard Rock Cafe in London.
The second incident might just be a fire (a serious one by the sound of it), with no implications for security, but the Birmingham one sounds rather more sinister, at first reading.
I would rather not live in quite such interesting times (*) as these.