06/01/2017 London News

Download Subtitles




The latest news, sport and weather from London.

Similar Content

Browse content similar to 06/01/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!



Tonight on BBC London News - millions of commuters face major


travel disruption as talks to avert a Tube strike breakdown.


Nightmare, absolute nightmare. It stinks, it is not good especially


with what is going on with Southern at the moment.


So where does this leave the Mayor's relationship with the tube unions?


Also tonight - a claim that people died after a computer meltdown


at the London Ambulance service on New Year's Day.


The people of London were failed on New Year's Eve.


They were watching their loved ones and their friends


suffering, waiting, not knowing if and when help is going to arrive.


They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -


the security measures bringing about a change in tradition.


hoping for a giant killing - we speak to one of the FA Cup's


Good evening and welcome to the programme.


Millions of commuters face major travel disruption next week


after talks to avert a 24-hour Tube strike collapsed this afternoon.


Industrial action is due to start on Sunday and will pretty much


shut down all Zone 1 stations on Monday.


The ongoing row is over job cuts and the closure of ticket offices.


Here's our Transport Correspondent, Tom Edwards.


Arriving for talks, there was some optimism that this


long-running, acrimonious dispute could be resolved.


Is this about the unions showing the mayor who is boss?


Absolutely not, it is about having a safe London Underground


for the 4 million people that use it nearly every day.


This dispute goes back to the closure of the Tube ticket


offices under the previous mayor Boris Johnson in 2015.


The unions always hated the policy, saying it was unsafe,


But the closures happened and around 840 jobs went.


London Underground says it saves ?50 million annually.


Now under a new mayor, both sides agree more staff


are needed on the Tube but the sticking point is how many


And by three o'clock, talks had collapsed.


No agreement on extra station staff numbers.


Very disappointed to find London Underground were unable today


to put one additional job on the table that they


hadn't put on before. A miserable response


from them to a crisis across London Underground stations.


We are now in a total crisis situation, so there needs to be


something fairly drastic immediately as well as a longer-term solution


Tonight, commuters were disappointed.


From the last strikes, there were hours of delays.


It took like four hours when normally takes like half an hour.


These strikes are not good, especially with what has


The bad news for commuters is there is going to be considerable


disruption from Sunday at 6pm and all day Monday.


On Monday, all Tube stations in Zone 1 will be shut.


The Victoria and the Waterloo City lines won't run.


And there will be a severely reduced service on all other lines,


What we will be doing is adding 50 additional buses


What we will be doing is adding 150 additional buses


We are putting our travel ambassadors out into the stations


as well, to help to give people advice and our clear advice


to people is to make sure that they check before they travel


All sides concede a lack of staff on the Tube is a problem and this


strike is a blow to the new mayor who wanted better


It is also a blow to commuters who face wretched journeys next week.


Well, our Political Correspondent, Karl Mercer, joins me now.


Karl - a new year, a new Mayor but the same old story on the Tube.


And one that has haunted previous mares at City Hall as well. Sadiq


Khan spent a lot of his first eight months saying that he wanted to talk


to unions, that was how to avoid strikes. In February he told a


newspaper that he would be the mayor who delivered zero days of strikes


on the Tube. That clearly hasn't happened. They believe Transport for


London had offered a good deal on this. When I caught up with him


earlier, I put it to him, what would it mean if the strikes were to go


ahead. Will it be a sign of personal


failure if this strike did go ahead? You've put a lot of store by their


not being strikes on your watch. I think strikes are


a failure on all sides. If strikes take place and that


means trade unions, TFL, all of us have failed


in resolving this amicably. Acas are doing their bit


and the trade unions have been doing their bit to give them credit,


they have been talking. They have been speaking


on Wednesday, Thursday and today and we are going


to carry on talking. It can't be beyond our width


to resolve this amicably. We have heard since one of the


unions will be back talking tomorrow, the RMT will not be back


on the mayor has given us an updated statement saying the strikes are


unnecessary and he urges the unions to call it. He says it will cause


misery and disruption to millions of Londoners. It is not the end of the


dispute either, remember. All the latest on that as it happens.


And of course the Tube network isn't the only rail system


We are broadcasting a special debate about the ongoing rail


crisis with Southern - you'll be able to watch that


on Monday 9th January at 7.30pm here on BBC One.


Lots more to come including - the nightclub that was closed


after a number of drug-related deaths reopens with


A whistle-blower has claimed that people lost their lives as a result


of a computer failure at the London Ambulance Service.


BBC News can reveal that at least one 999 patient died


during the technical failure in the early hours


The service say staff were trained effectively in using a manual


back-up system and continued to prioritise patients


in the same way. Jon Ironmonger reports.


With an investigation under way into the technical meltdown


at the London Ambulance Service, one death is now being looked


at to see if the computer problems were a contributing factor.


The BBC has heard damning claims from a whistle-blower that the real


The people of London were failed on New Year's Eve.


They were watching their loved ones and their friends suffering,


waiting, not knowing if and when help


Do you think there is a chance that people might have died as a result


of this computer failure? Without a shadow of a doubt.


If you've had a cardiac arrest, we aim to get


you within eight minutes. It wouldn't have happened.


Shortly after midnight when the streets of London


were packed with people, the multi-million pound computer


system which logs emergencies and assigns ambulances, collapsed.


For five hours, control staff were forced to process hundreds


The service say they had been given effective training.


The BBC has seen leaked photographs of the internal staff Facebook page


which suggests that some employees felt under extreme pressure


on New Year's Day, one member questions why so many patients


had to suffer, while workers are described as being


in tears, shell-shocked, frustrated and angry.


Staff are trained to cope in the event of technical


difficulties and it is not the first time that the computer


But never before, we understand, for such a long period


We are very sorry to anyone who experienced delays during those


issues on New Year's Day, we are obviously taking


the matter very seriously. And to that end, we have


launched a full and comments extended investigation.


In 2015, the London Ambulance Service was placed


Since then, it has taken steps to improve.


The Care Quality Commission said it would follow up concerns


about control room problems during a planned


It's a British tradition which has become one of London's most popular


But the Changing of the Guard is to be 'changed' -


under new security measures brought in by the Met.


Frankie McCamley is at Buckingham Palace with more on this.


Police here say there is no evidence of a planned attack here. However,


they have decided to bring in extra security measures early because they


have been taking into account those planned terror attacks in Berlin and


Nice which were particularly targeted at large crowds of people.


The hope is, that this age-old tradition will continue to run as


smoothly as possible. It's one of London's


most popular ceremonies, dating back to the 17th century,


when the old guard responsible for protecting Buckingham Palace


and St James' Park formally hands over responsibilities


to the new soldiers on duty. Thousands of people come to see


the Changing of the Guard every single week but those crowds, paired


with the location of this ceremony at Buckingham Palace,


makes this a high-profile With a bomb attack in the '80s


by the IRA leaving 11 soldiers and seven horses dead,


with many more injured. And since, the recent attacks


in Europe have led to security Extra barriers are being put


in place, the roads around Buckingham Palace are to remain


closed throughout the ceremony and the days the Changing


of the Guard takes place It will make the area and that


event considerably safer. The intention of the police


in planning for this is to protect the public,


protect crowds that gather for this iconic occasion


and in creating distance, closing roads, stopping hostile


vehicles getting near the event will obviously make it safer


for everybody attending. It's also hoped the Changing


will make it easier for drivers It is very sad but it seems


like a sign of the times. Because here we are in London


and we are just as likely to have a terrorist attack


as anywhere else It surprises me that they want


to put it on the same day every week because that seems rather


predictable and I would have thought they would want to be a bit less


predictable than that. If you are going to put


more guards around it, you make people more


nervous around things. They would rather have more manpower


implemented on the place so that they can move


around between the crowd so that they can move around


between the crowd and check things. The main security measures are now


undergoing a three-month trial. If successful, they could become


a permanent fixture in the capital. Video footage of a teenager


being attacked in a Brixton takeaway The 18-year-old was stabbed


and whipped with a belt in Dallas Chicken on 2nd January


by three masked men. One man has been arrested,


but the Met are hoping this CCTV will help find


the four other suspects. A new victim of the Hatton Garden


burglary has come forward - claiming to have lost up


to ?7 million. The heist - over the Easter Bank


Holiday weekend of 2015 - is believed to be Britain's


biggest ever burglary. If this new claim is true - the sum


stolen would reach ?21 million. The six men convicted of taking part


in the heist were sentenced to between six and seven


years in prison. An explosion on a boat in south-east


London sparked a huge fire It took more than 80 fire fighters


to control the blaze which spread The former Royal Navy minesweeper


was being used as an arts venue, after being salvaged by a group


of friends almost 20 years ago. The cause of the fire


is under investigation. One of London's most famous


nightclubs is to re-open this evening after it was closed


because of safety concerns. Fabric in Islington was criticised


and had its licence taken away after a number


of drug-related deaths. Its owners say a raft of strict


new security measures Marc Ashdown's report


contains flashing images. Once voted the best club


in the world, the party The doors reopened for the first


time tonight after its forced closure last year following


the drug-related deaths Its owner says the past


year has been tough. I don't think there is any kind


of pleasure or relief that we have We are obviously delighted


we will be reopening but I don't think we will be looking back over


this particular chapter with any kind of fond memories,


let's just say that. Islington Council took away


the club's license in September, Fabric had been involved in six


drug-related deaths in four years. The drug culture was


prevalent in the old club These deaths, theae are real people


and this is a real family that has been devastated.


It is my job to protect people. An inquest this week heard how


18-year-old Jack Crosley died after smuggling drugs into the club


in his underwear. Today was just about understanding


what happened to Jack, how it happened and how we can avoid


it happening to anyone If Fabric shuts, there will be


another club opening up, another venue. There is a new scanning


system and there will be tougher security searches. Once inside the


club, there is better lighting, more CCTV and covert security staff will


be patrolling and anyone caught in possession of drugs, faces a


lifetime ban. 150,000 people signed a petition to save the club,


including top DJs and artists. This isn't only a club, if you look at


pop music today or pop culture, drugs are littered throughout the


entire culture. So the idea that dance music culture is to blame is


ridiculous. Extra police will be patrolling tonight for the grand


reopening. The club insist it will operate a zero tolerance policy. It


is up to customers to make sure it stays open.


From London stadium where it is West Ham against Manchester City tonight.


To Sutton united taking on AFC Wimbledon, we will be looking at the


FA Cup third round weekend. And after a couple of cold, crisp


mornings, it is out with the frost and in with the cloud


for the weekend. All this week we've been looking


ahead to the Government's crucial Brexit negotiations in March


and what they may Immigration and the free movement


of people from the EU will feature So - would it be damaging to London


if we saw the end of unlimited We'll be discussing that


in a moment, but first here are the views


of two London firms. We employ about 240 people and about


70% UK, 20% Europe and 10% rest of the world. My vote was to stay in


but I am quite excited and there are lots of good things happening as a


result of moving out. The reality is, any restrictions, we will


manage. We have got 60 million people in the UK and we can work


with them. We have 10% of our staff coming from either side of Europe so


we manage with them. So it is nothing to worry about, we will sort


it may be. We will sort it. I am Chris Williamson and we have a


people working in our architects in London, probably about 35 people


from the European Union. The biggest concern most people have is the


uncertainty and we need to know a bit more clarity about whether


people can stay and whether we are going to still be able to attract


the brightest and the best people, which is what we want to do. Andreas


moved over from Spain with his family and he came for an interview


and we offered him a job. He moved here in February. It is not a great


situation to be in. I know a lot of architects worried about the


investment, will it still flow into London and into the UK? A lot of


projects have been put on hold while people look at what might happen.


Let's get more on this now from an organisation


which represents London's business community - London First


You've published a report today on the challenges London is facing


in the run up to Brexit - what have you found?


I think our top point is whatever you think about Brexit in the long


term, whether it will be great or difficult, it is going to absolutely


create uncertainty for the next five or ten years. What we need to do is


double down and take the actions we can. What you might think of as the


no regret actions, we need to make sure we tell the world we will


remain a business and we need to invest in our infrastructure. We


have been saying we will remain open for business but in concrete terms,


what do you want to see? Our report says firstly, around immigration and


make sure we signal to the world that after Brexit, we will remain


open to the will's talent. We of course need to re-emphasise our own


efforts to train people in the country but we also need to be open


to global talent. The other thing we need to do is to keep the city


working by investing in the housing crisis and transport. Remaining open


to talent in policy terms, what policies do you want to see to


enable that to happen? We want to see a liberal visa regime. At the


moment, something like 80% of those people from the European Union who


are working in London and the rest of the country would not be eligible


for a visa. If we switch that off overnight, that would be a calamity


for our economy. We can find these talented people from a larger


market, the rest of the world? And that is great. As long as we have an


immigration regime allowing businesses across the country to the


other acts as the people it needs to generate the wealth of the country


as a whole, that will work. But nobody will disagree with you in a


way, everyone says we want an open system and the best people. I'm not


sure that is true. If you set arbitrary targets and the number of


people you will have Andrew Netto that off, that is not a system


allowing people to recruit who they need. We have run out of time but


thank you. Now there's a weekend of FA Cup


action to look forward to - it's the third round which is


when the Premier League teams join the competition and lower league


sides hope to cause a shock. First up is West Ham


who host Manchester City. Chris Slegg is at the London Stadium


for us ahead of tonight's kick-off. The first FA Cup action here at the


former Olympic stadium. The young mascots warming up. West Ham could


do with some FA Cup magic because the problems in the Premier League


all season. Manchester City, big spenders, they will be favourites.


But no reason why Slaven Bilic's hammers cannot go on an extended cup


run this year. Crystal Palace got to the final last season. Wigan beat


Manchester City in the final. This is the Premier League elite.


Tomorrow across the capital, there is a tie that uses FA Cup history.


AFC Wimbledon travel to Sutton united who caused one of the


greatest third-round shocks of all time.


Emotional scenes here at Gander Green Lane, Sutton.


Few among the 8,000 crowd present that day will ever forget non-league


For 18-year-old Kelly, it was particularly special.


27 years on, she is still moved by the memories.


So emotional because it was my brother Matt Hanlon


Just an incredible moment, one of those things you dream


about happening but never actually think it is going to.


Who was the chap you were with in the crowd that day?


He was my boyfriend James and today, he is my husband.


That is the romance of the FA Cup for you!


Also on the terraces that day, Geoff Martin, who has been


inspired to write his own FA Cup third-round song.


# Tell you about the day we beat Coventry!


The FA Cup history of Sutton United just goes before us and nobody


involved in this club will ever forget the achievements of the past


but now we are looking to build the achievements of the future.


This fixture also strikes a chord with aficionados of AFC


The re-formed club played their first ever fixture here -


a pre-season friendly in July 2002. They lost 4-0.


They will be hoping for a better result


on Saturday and of course, plenty has changed since that day.


In Round 2, the Dons came from 3-0 down with ten minutes


left to beat Curzon Ashton, and now want to do justice to the original


I know it probably doesn't carry all the way to the top any more


but it's massive to be able to know what might be round the corner


and Wimbledon obviously have their own history


but we desperately want to do well in the Cup.


Sutton caused a mini shock in Round 2 with a 96-minute winner,


seeing off League 2 Cheltenham, but which south London


team will be singing when they are winning tomorrow?


So much excitement about that time, also live on BBC London tomorrow,


digital radio, Millwall take on Bournemouth. Uncertainty about their


long-term future at the den, for Millwall. Tonight, West Ham against


Manchester City live on BBC One. Coverage starts at 7:30pm.


Now let's check on the weather with Ben Rich.


Chris had a job keeping warm there. It was freezing. He was modelling


the scars very nicely! Scars may not be so necessary over the weekend but


neither will sunglasses. We will lose the cold and crisp start to the


day and we will see more cloud spreading in. We will stick with


that cloudier theme as we go through the weekend.


It would be quite as cold. A lot of clout through today and some of that


actually no spreading its way southwards and eastwards across the


London area and bringing some outbreaks of rain. Fairly light and


patchy for the most part. A pretty soggy story if you are heading out


and about this Friday night. The temperatures, well below freezing.


Tomorrow morning we start off perhaps with some patchy rain but


that will clear quickly and are largely dry day. You have to squint


at the map to see much in the way of brightness. Some cloud will be quite


low and there could be some misty nuts on the hills. Double digit


temperatures. This is a selection of the FA Cup fixtures.


Largely dry and mild as the story for Saturday night. A lot of cloud,


some murkiness on the graphics, particularly over high ground but


temperatures again holding up. Sunday, it is more of the same. More


cloud and mist and murkiness and largely dry weather. Some breaks in


the cloud and perhaps some sunny spells. A change into the start of


next week. This weather fronts swinging southwards on Monday


bringing rain late in the day. Blustery winds with that as well.


For the weekend, largely cloudy and dry and not as cold as it has been.


Say goodbye to the frost from now. A terminally ill man has begun


a legal fight for the right Noel Conway, who's 67,


has motor neurone disease. The case will be the first


High Court challenge since MPs rejected an attempt to introduce


assisted dying in 2015. Donald Trump is being briefed by US


intelligence chiefs on their claims that Russia attempted to interfere


in the American presidential The President-elect has repeatedly


dismissed the allegation. Modern diesel cars produce more


than twice as much toxic emissions as a lorry or bus of the same age,


according to new analysis from the International Council


on Clean Transportation. I'll be back later during


the Ten O'clock News, but for now from everyone


on the team have a lovely evening. Panorama investigates


the deadly terrorist attack