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Does he think we're completely stupid? He said before the that
Londoners would not pay a penny more in 2020 than they do now. Clearly, I
liked today discovered that they are paying more. Meanwhile, commuters
recent self for another strike. A British Paraylmpian tells us no
working or accessible loos on a train forced
her to wet herself. I was embarrassed,
I was very angry and... Plus, getting a masterclass
from a MasterChef judge. Why Gregg Wallace is lending
his expertise to young And described as one of the most
important England players you've never heard of -
the story of this Good evening, happy new year
and welcome to the programme - We heard it many times,
didn't we, during the mayoral election campaign -
his promise to freeze But today Sadiq Khan has been
accused of taking people for fools His political opponents claim that
whilst the Mayor has kept the cost of certain fares the same,
others have been increased. This on the same day that
commuters held protests over With more here's our political
correspondent, Karl Mercer. A new year it may be,
but for rail passengers, the same For commuters back to work today,
a rise of more than 2% It does mean that I have
less disposable income I wouldn't mind increases
around 2.9% if I thought that it was all going back
into the service. The Government defended
the rises, saying they needed Around the rail network,
there is a lot happening, Of course, nobody wants to see
a fare increase but costs rise, pay rises, and right now,
first are rising less fast than wages, so at least that's
a step in the right direction. For those commuting in and around
London, there was a mixed picture, going back to what this man said
in the race for City Hall. The fares you pay in 2020 on bus,
tubes, DLR and London Overground will be the same fares you pay
on May the 6th, a day after I'm hopefully elected
as the Mayor of London. It was one he repeated
during the campaign. I've got a fully funded
package to freeze fares of the next four years,
so London is paying not a penny more Today he was back at Waterloo
campaigning against rail fare rises and trumpeting the fact that many
transport for London But his promise doesn't
apply to travel cards Does he think we are
completely stupid? He said before the election that
Londoners would not pay a penny more Well, clearly a lot of them found
out that today they are paying more. I think the mayor has got to stop
peddling this line because it's quite clear to most commuters
going to work today that the paying more for the travel card and more
for the cap on their Oyster It's about time the mayor started
looking at how he can help other The mayor insists his freeze on TFL
fares will save the average London household around ?200 over
the next four years. My point to the Government is, look,
if I can make TFL fit for purpose, if I can reduce inefficiencies,
if I can make efficiency savings, if I can increase revenue streams
elsewhere, to freeze TFL why can't they do the same with
these private companies? The mayor also called again today
for the Government to hand control of Southern Rail to transport
for London, head of another planned He says he'd talk to
the unions to avoid action Well, Karl mentioned
industrial action there, and next week commuters
face a six-day strike Let's get the details
from Claudia-Liza Armah, who joins Yes, that's right. When it comes to
travelling in and around London, things are going from bad to worse.
Next week, there is an ongoing dispute with Southern Rail. The
drivers are on strike for a whopping six days. It is to do with the
driver free operated trains. Drivers will now be in charge of closing the
doors and trains. It kicks off on Monday, the 9th of January. It comes
to the end on the 14th of January. The services affected, which
services would be affected are Thameslink. Aside from... The
services would be affected or Thameslink... It's going to be so
bad that Southern real for the duration of the action. There has
also been a call for a price freeze on Southern Rail whilst the dispute
continues. Yes, this has been going on for nine months. Strike action as
well as a ban on drivers taking over -- Britain. The watchdog is calling
for a price hike to be frozen until this dispute comes to an end.
Southern Rail met today to come to some kind of conclusion but it fell
through. It is unlikely that there will be a solution soon. Thank you
very much. Commuters are only too familiar
with strikes and disruption on southern services
over the past year. On that note, we'd
like to hear from you. We're hosting a special televised
debate on Sunday January the 8th. If you'd like to take part,
please email your details, including your point of view,
to firstname.lastname@example.org. You re watching BBC
London News, coming up later: Catching those who illegally
dump household waste, how good is London at penalising
those who blight our neighbourhoods? A Paralympic athlete and MBE-awarded
disabilities campaigner says she was forced to wet herself
on train because it didn't Anne Wafula Strike says
that she was left humiliated after the three-hour journey
on a CrossCountry train. Despite her embarrassment,
she has decided to go public in the hope it will bring change
for disabled people. Anne Wafula Strike is a decorated
wheelchair racer and Paralympian. She also has an MBE for her services
to disability sport. But last month, none
of that mattered. She says she was robbed
of her dignity after having wet herself because the train
she was travelling on didn't I was embarrassed,
I was very angry and... Honestly, you know,
I felt very disabled. Anne had been at a UK Athletics
board meeting in Coventry to get home she took a CrossCountry train
from the Midlands to Stansted, where the accessible
toilet was out of order. About half an hour into her journey,
she needed the bathroom. Staff suggested she could get off
at the next train station and use the disabled toilet there,
but there was no one there to help so she had to wait until the next
stop and by that time It just really took away
all the confidence that I'd I've always said that as human
beings or people with different needs we are only disabled
by the barriers that Although the train Anne
was on it did have accessible facilities, the issue
was that they weren't working. Disability campaigners believe train
companies should put more We still have a kind
of tick box mentality towards disability and access,
so we tick the box that the toilet is there on the train,
we don't think about how we need to consider that it's
working all the time. Despite the humiliation,
Anne said she spoke out to expose some of the injustice faced
by people living with disabilities and hopes her story will improve
things so no one else has got So what is the train
operator saying about this? Unfortunately, they were not
available to speak to us on camera. But they said...
What are the legalities in terms of facilities for disabled passengers?
It must be said that disabled access is better than ever before. There
are strict guidelines. Most trains have accessible toilet facilities.
The issue was that the toilet was out of order. By 2020, there will be
more legislation in place to ensure that all accessible toilets are
regularly maintained because that is a huge issue. One campaign group
spokes as today and said that they believed that staff cuts across the
network had able to play in this. Had she been able to get off at the
first stop was there was a toilet, she would have applauded the
situation. The reason that she came out and told the story. She wanted
to make sure that it never happened to anyone again. -- she would have
avoided the situation. Access needs to be taken seriously. Thank you
very much. It blights neighbourhoods and costs
the taxpayers thousands. New figures show there's been
a growth in the amount of household waste being illegally dumped
in streets or fields. But they also show new powers
to penalise flytippers have been used more in London than anywhere
else in the UK. Fly-tipping can be a big problem or
a small one. Either way, it affects all of London, particularly new.
It's really disgusting. It shouldn't be like this. It's recycling. This
is where I live. Seeing that makes me not want to be here. It is quite
bad. It's keeping the yummy mummies away which causes me a lot of grief
because I was hoping they would come in. Some is domestic rubbish and
some is commercial... Enforcement officers like these have been able
to use new paddlers since the month of May in order to prevent
fly-tipping. It's instant justice no. Newman had the worst
fly-tipping. They have used the primaries the most in the country.
In total in London, they have been used over a 700 times. The idea is
not to deal with industrial fly-tipping or letter but more
something like this, from a member of the public or a small business.
The council have made ?48,000 for this so far. This is not just a
money making enterprise. No. When you consider all of the reasons we
have to put into this. It doesn't pay the officer 's wages. It's
something that we feel we must do. Not a moneymaking exercise. Did a
fine help to clean up the capital? I will tell.
For Chelsea fans have been given suspended prison sentences for
racially abusing a black man. They were ordered to pay the victim
10,000 euros in compensation and given one year suspended sentences.
More than 70 firefighters tackled a a blaze at a sports club
The fire on Goldsdown Road took three hours to get under control.
The cause is still being investigated.
Next - should a hospital be able to conduct tests after an early
miscarriage without the consent of the parents?
Well, one mother who lost her baby at 12 weeks thinks not.
She wants guidelines changed after discovering
Croydon University Hospital had done so without seeking her permission.
So this was taken just after eight weeks and this
shows, as far as we know, a happy, healthy baby.
When a Laura Percival discovered she was pregnant last year
with her second child, she was delighted.
We'd been trying for a year and it was what we really wanted
and a baby is just going to bring so much happiness and we already
have a son, so it was kind of going to complete the family.
But three months into her pregnancy, she miscarried and underwent surgery
A baby's in my body and there is no heartbeat, I haven't...
You almost feel like it's your fault because you haven't managed
to keep that baby healthy and happy and full-term.
When she later enquired about the baby's remains,
she was told they'd been sent away for testing at another hospital.
They didn't tell me and I didn't give permission for that,
I know it's kind of up until a certain mark that it's
considered a baby but it's still my baby and my loss.
Andrew Shennan is Professor of Obstetrics for Guys and St.
He works with the baby charity Tommy's and believes mothers need
If you have a situation where you have lost a baby,
it would normally be good practice to inform the woman in a sensitive
way, in an appropriate way, about what her wishes are.
You would find out what she would want and you would give her options.
Well, the hospital declined our interview request but said
in a statement they have apologised to Laura Percival for any distress
They also added that sending tissue away for testing was common practice
in the NHS and under 14 weeks it does not require patient consent.
I'd quite like to purchase a tree at the crematorium,
so ultimately I have somewhere to kind of mark what
happened and kind of have a little bit of closure.
Laura says she and her partner will try again for another baby
but for now she hopes other women who suffer a similar loss
The story of the forgotten footballer - the former Chelsea
player of Chinese descent who made history playing for England.
This coming year will see some key negotiations over how
In a special series this week, we look at what impact it
We start tonight with the view from EU nationals,
who say they remain uncertain over their future in London.
Few EU migrants can come... Apologies for that. There seems to
be a problem with that report. We will try to bring it back as soon as
we can. Millions of us tune in to Masterchef
to watch contestants people show Now, one of the judges
is lending his expertise to young It's not only a chance to create
recipes alongside top chefs but also to learn about healthy
eating. Cooking their favourite recipes
with some of the best These young foster children
are getting the opportunity of a lifetime and having
lots of fun. They are looking very
yummy, I want one. They're quite timid
when they come in. But when they start working
and kicking and actually making But when they start working
and cooking and actually making something, they just grow
in confidence and you can see the smiles on their face and you can
see they're having fun. Organised by the National Fostering
Agency, it's all about encouraging young people to get interested
in food and boost their confidence. I've enjoyed it a lot because I
haven't really cooked that much. It's really exciting to cook
with loads of different chefs. At the end of the day,
what you do is to walk away with a sense of you've done
something really, really good for the kids and just getting them
involved with cooking. 17-year-old Nhat Nguyen came to this
country as an asylum He arrived in London after three
months of travelling Thanks to the National Fostering
Agency, he now lives in Edgware They rang me and said,
there is a boy, have We had to run to Asda
to buy him some clothes. Two years on, his life couldn't be
more different and he hopes to one I want to bring my food
from my country to the All the recipes have been published
in a book which is being sold for charity to help other young
people and may even inspire the next OK, we can now go back to our report
about backwater. There are a lots of iron knowns when it comes to how we
might leave the European Union. It will mean if EU migrants coming to
the UK. What is the current picture? In 2015 the total number of migrants
was estimated at around 930 2000. In this bullish gaffer, these
construction workers didn't seem to be concerned. I'm just waiting for
the Home Office to send me my cards. I applied two months do for me my
family. We have been in this country for over ten years. These are two
skilled workers who have been here for over five years. The big
difference has a track is what happens going forward. Depending on
what kind of system we get after Brexit, we could see a significant
reduction in the number of new people coming in, particularly in
low skilled jobs that are least likely to qualify for new system.
But as you guys going to do without us? What is going to happen to your
economy? I hope it doesn't go down but it might happen. EU migrants are
not so easy to replace. It might not be politically correct to say so but
it is true that there are not as many British people to replace these
workers. It's not like these workers came to take jobs that the British
people wanted. So what about the highly skilled ESU workers? There
are lots of professional ones. They are not taking the decision because
they need to see what is happening. On the other hand, people that have
been here for many years, like me, I have obtained the residency card,
I'm supposed to be able to stay in the UK. With London's workforce is
reliant on EU migrants of all skilled hats, what might happen
next? On the one hand, you might think that people might come now in
anticipation of the fact that is mighty more difficult in future. On
the other hand, it depends a lot on the economy. People's uncertainty
about whether they can stay and the political implications of the
referendum could make the UK less attractive. These workers will be
waiting to see what happens in March.
He's been described as one of the most important England
Frank Soo, a former Chelsea player, was the first non-white footballer
to represent England and played alongside some
As a new book tells the story of his life and career,
Alice Bhandhukravi has been speaking to the author and his great niece.
He was a household name in the 1930s and '40s.
His biographer says he was up there with the greats.
So it's something of a mystery that Frank Soo has been all but forgotten
During his lifetime, he was recognised to be an equal
of Stanley Matthews, Tommy Lawton, Billy Wright,
Anyone who knows about football in that era knows
Frank Soo was with Stanley Matthews at Stoke City.
He also played alongside him for England wearing the number six.
During the war he joined the RAF and played as a guest
player for other clubs, including Chelsea,
But Frank Soo was half Chinese, the first non-white player
His family believe he's been overlooked because of his ethnicity.
Growing up, it was the one thing we all sort of clung onto.
Our great uncle played football for England, did yours?
It's a little frustrating when you are the great niece
of a man who played for England and he's the first Asian player
to play for the national side and yet he doesn't
The more I learned about him and his life and his achievements
throughout his career, I feel he is an important figure
in his own right, irrespective of his ethnic background.
He was actually one of the most important figures in 20th century
Frank Soo spent the rest of his career after the war coaching,
He died in 1991, largely unknown in his home country.
Susan Gardener hopes her account of his life story will get him
Time for a check on the weather - and it did feel cold out there -
Good evening. The weather for the with the forecast.
Good evening. The weather for the rest of the week will vary from one
day to the next. This was yesterday when we had sunshine. This bus
today. There has been quite a change. Workload coming down from
the north. After the frosty start, it has been pretty cold. The cloud
is actually really thin and maybe if you gab is in the cloud here and
there. On the whole, more clout than last night. Not as cold as that last
night. Outside of time, the numbers are close to freezing. It will be a
chilly start to Wednesday. A of cloud on Wednesday morning. Summer
drizzle possibly. A northerly wind and that will introduce much more
sunshine. It was hard to deal colder despite the sudden. -- it will start
to feel colder displayed is urging. They will be a plunge of cold beer
and cleaner skies. It all points to a much colder start to Thursday. A
frosty start to the north of time. -- to the north of town. A cold
start to Thursday but the frost will lift because of the sunshine. It
should be a nice day but it will be on the cold side. It will turn
chilly tubing Thursday evening and Thursday night. A bit of a change
from the Atlantic. This will come... Lovely sunny day but a cold day on
Thursday. On Friday, more clout and outbreaks of rain during the second
half of the day. It looks like it will be cloudy but try on the
weekend. The police watchdog,
the IPCC, has launched an investigation after officers
from the West Yorkshire force shot a man dead
near the M62 in Huddersfield. Police say it happened
during a planned operation to target Britain's top diplomat
to the European Union has resigned. Sir Ivan Rogers leaves his job just
months before the Government is due Thank you for joining us. We will be
back at 10:30pm. You can keep up to the days stories on the website and
the Facebook page. Have a lovely evening.
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