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Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London News with me, Jim Wheble.
The mayor is calling on the government to spend more
than half a billion pounds on compensating people prepared
Sadiq Khan says his proposals for a diesel scrappage scheme would
Others say there needs to be suitable
Our Environment editor Tim Donovan reports.
Much air pollution might be invisible, but it's killing 10,000
people prematurely each year in London.
Diesel vehicles should be scrapped, says the mayor, and the
Government should compensate their owners.
Unless they step in and take action against polluting diesel vehicles,
I'm afraid they will be held to be in breach again of the law.
not just because of the law but because
they can help address the
poor quality air in London, to step in and have a national diesel
Now the mayor wants three and a half thousand
pounds offered for each van or minibus
and ?2000 in credit for the
What I would like to see is allowing people to move not just from a
diesel car, but hopefully to electric cars and
things like that because you have to have...
If you're going to get rid of one car you have to have
an environmentally friendly alternative.
There are some who point to Paris for lessons with the
Champs-Elysees closed to traffic once a month and sections of the
right and left banks of the river are now
permanently giving over to
Using a system of stickers on high polluting days,
some vehicles are not allowed on the road.
And in 2020, the Mayor says all diesel cars will be banned from
In London they are saying it is not quite what it is
If we pursue the programme we are going through, by
2020 we will have reduced the air pollution in London by at least
half, and that is the date at which they are talking about doing a
diesel ban in quite a small area of Paris.
So, you know, the programme we have got is a very practical one
From this October in London drivers of the
most polluting vehicles will have to pay a daily toxicity charge
Sutton United fans queued up from the early hours of the morning
today to get tickets for one the biggest games in
In just over a week they play Arsenal in the fifth
round of the FA Cup at Sutton's Borough Sports Ground
and as I've been finding out, hopes are high.
It was all about this today in Sutton. The golden ticket. It meant
an early start, time to contemplate the big game. Got the tickets.
Pretty cold. We are going to have a bacon roll, cup of tea and the rest
of the day to talk about the big match coming up. I do hope Arsenal
bring out their 14, if they do, I'm not that sure if they do bring out
the full team, but Sutton do have a chance. I had heard a rumour at this
flicker of confidence was in part due to Sutton's secret weapon. Who
is this? Here's our reserve goalkeeper, the roly-poly goalie. Is
he good? He is agile for a big man. And a saucy chap. I have been told
that the roly-poly goalie is around here somewhere. I have got a feeling
we will have to catch up with him. The queue for tickets was getting
longer and longer and longer. You are at the end of the queue. Am I? I
am amazed. And it was their school in the fourth round against Leeds
United which has made the game against Premier League giants
Arsenal a possibility. They call it the magic of the FA Cup. So could
suddenly I did win? Realistically I think you are the one getting
carried away, I have my feet on the ground, we are just delighted to be
in the fifth round. I don't think a non-league club have ever reached
the cup final and I think it's extremely unlikely but you can
dream. We have found Wayne, here he is. How are you? Superb, yourself?
We have seen you on the sauce bottles and will you step in on the
big day? It would be good but we will be leaving the heat on Arsenal
with the chilli sauce. Quite a morning let's put it that way.
Lets have a look at the weather for the week ahead
A little more cold weather until we get milder temperatures in the week
ahead but the wind has been the main issue and it will continue through
the night. Dry tonight and tomorrow, fair amount of sunshine on offer for
many of us, the further north the more chance of a cloudy day and
temperatures may suffer a little but elsewhere in the sunshine getting up
to eight or nine Celsius but not feeling that way because of the
chilli easterly wind. But as we head to the week and the wind starts to
drop temperatures rise to double figures and it will feel very
different indeed to the past couple of days by the end of the week.
That's it from me for now, but do join us for the bulletin this
evening at the later time of 11:20pm.
Good evening, dull, grey, cold, miserable. And that's just me! The
weather hasn't been great leader for most of us, it will be chilly out
there with this nagging easterly breeze, wetter weather for Northern
Ireland, by the end of the night most of the dampness across parts of
Eastern Scotland and North East England, most of the high ground
Luus will have faded away as well. But not warm, another chilly