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A headteacher pays tribute after a 15-year-old pupil is fatally
He was positive about learning, had a very bright future and will be
greatly missed by his many friends in school, and in fact
A derailed freight train during this morning's rush hour severely
Services on Southeastern here at Charing Cross
We look at plans to convert this former Victorian market
into a new state-of-the art home for the Museum for London.
Actor Timothy Spall tells us how playing a Holocaust denier has been
Welcome to BBC London News with me Riz Lateef.
"A pupil with a bright future who will be missed
A headmaster's tribute to a 15-year-old boy
who was stabbed to death in front of his classmates
Quamari Barnes was attacked outside his school in Kensal Rise
Our Home affairs correspondent, Nick Beake, joins us from outside
This evening friends and family are still outside the school,
remembering a young boy who said goodbye to his' yesterday morning,
but didn't come home. All day, they have been bringing flowers, leaving
messages. -- to his' yesterday. People are at a loss to understand
why a young boy was killed in this way.
At the school gates, just metres from where their loved
Surrounded by friends who only yesterday were sharing lessons
and jokes with the latest teenager to be murdered in London.
15-year-old Quamari Barnes was heard to shout, "He's going to stab me!"
One boy who didn't want to show his face told us he could only watch
He was the most loved person in the whole of our school, like...
It was emotional, because we gave him hugs, said get home say.
And I come out of school, and I see that he's stabbed, like...
It's a small world, like, all these teenagers out here running
As the police looked for evidence near the school,
it emerged they had arrested another 15-year-old boy,
Detectives say the motive for the killing is not clear.
A killing which has clearly hit this community hard.
We're all deeply saddened by this death.
It's undoubtedly a tragic loss of life, and our thoughts
and prayers are with the boy's family and those who
He was positive about learning, had a very bright future,
and will be greatly missed by his many friends
in school and in fact the entire school community.
And for Rebecca, who herself went to the school,
and knows the family well, it is such a waste.
I just saw a picture of him, with RIP, and I was just,
Quamari Barnes is the second teenager to be stabbed
The number of young people being injured with knives has gone
The headteacher we saw in the report there has said that counselling is
available to all pupils who feel that they needed. The Metropolitan
Police have had officers here all day, detectives going door-to-door,
we're also seen officers patrolling the perimeter of the school. The
police are really appealing directly to pupils here, and also their
parents, because they say their evidence, their information could be
vital as they proceed with this case. As for that 15-year-old boy
who was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of murder, he remains in
police custody this evening. Thank you. Our home affairs correspondent
in Kensal Green. We look at why cyclists
are being allowed to use the pavement in one part London
without facing prosecution. Thousands of commuters faced major
disruption during this morning's rush hour after a freight train
derailed in south east London. It meant all services
on the Southeastern network Let's get the latest
from Alice Bhandhukravi who's A slightly less busy evening here at
Charing Cross than usual, and it's no wonder given the level of
disruption on Southeastern this morning's rush-hour. Lots of people
rushing past us now to get into the station, only to be greeted by signs
that say delayed and cancelled. Just before 6am, when this freight
train derailed in Lewisham, it meant services on Southeastern
from London were delayed, diverted or cancelled, which made
for a punishing rush-hour. Many commuters documented
their journeys, and took to social For some, it was just another
example of the major difficulties many face commuting in and out
of London from the south-east. Network Rail, which is investigating
the cause of the derailment, Both Network Rail and Southeastern
expect disruption to The latest on that issue of
compensation is that Network Rail has announced it will be doubling
the level of compensation for delays for those who are eligible. That
might soften the blow for some. But as I said earlier, services are not
going to resume as normal tomorrow. We are told that there will be a
normal service from Hale is to Charing Cross, but it went be
stopping at Lewisham. -- from Hayes to Charing Cross. As always, check
before you travel. You can keep up-to-date on our breakfast
bulletins and on radio London. Absolutely. Thank you for that
update. The capital again suffered from high
levels of pollution today. It came as the Mayor said he'd be
funding schools in polluted areas to look at ways to deal
with bad air. But one of his major schemes
an ultra low emission zone Here's our Emvironment
correspondent, Tom Edwards. From the air, you can clearly make
out today the pollution over London. On the ground, this school
in Southwark is right Many pupils have asthma,
and here they want action And I'm very aware of when I change
a display just in the entrance here, as I clean the shelves of the glass
cabinet, it comes So, even though the doors are shut
all day, it's coming in. My problem is, the bad guys
are criticising me and not Today, pollution got political
as the mayor lay into his opponents. He will now fund audits of 50
schools, which will recommend Such as moving entrances and play
areas, or changing road layouts. I have announced today a package
to support schools in London, Those schools in the most
polluted parts of London, the dirtiest parts of London,
will be more likely That's not politicising it,
that's addressing the issues. The mayor's taken some
really good steps. The commitment to the emission
zone and expanding it from the north to south circular,
for example, will be very important London's air is particularly
poor at the moment. According to City Hall,
a lack of wind isn't blowing away vehicle emissions and pollutants
from domestic wood burning. Now the Tories in the assembly have
criticised the mayor's flagship policy, and expanded ultralow
emission zone within the North Where more polluting vehicles
will have to pay to enter. They say it won't deliver
big enough benefits. We think the mayor should use
the money that would have to be made available for the wider zone,
going to the north and south circular,
in a much more targeted way. We think he could procure over 2000
hybrid buses, for example. He can retrofit 10,000
of the black taxis to put them on liquid petroleum gas,
which is zero emission. We think that those measures
would be much more targeted, and would deliver a much more
beneficial result than simply expanding the zone,
which is what he is proposing The mayor says his policies will
work, although while the capital continues to suffer from bad air,
air quality campaigners say An Arsenal midfielder has been
interviewed by police following an allegation he racially
abused a British Airways Our sports reporter
Chris Slegg is here - Granit Xhaka is the player in
question. This incident happened just before 7:30am at Heathrow
terminal five last night -- 7:30pm. Users whose international
midfielder, he joined Arsenal last year for just over ?30 million. On
Sunday he was sent off in the second time this season in their 2-1 win
over Burnley, and then last night he is believed to have been taking a
friend had come to visit him here in London back to the airport. It's
believed his friend arrived too late to prevent the flight and was
prevented it from doing so. Some sort of titillation seems to have
happened at the moment, which is when the allegation of Dutch or some
sort of altercation. Arsenal have said it is a private matter, beyond
that they said they won't be commenting any further -- the
allegation of altercation. They say the allegation was made by a third
party, witness to the incident. They haven't named Xhaka, but they say
the officers attended the scene, that the person involved was seen,
and voluntarily attended a police station. It was not arrested, but
arrested and a police caution. They say their enquiries are continuing.
Chris, thank you very much. A strike on Southern Rail
will continue tomorrow by RMT members in their long running
dispute with rail bosses over Only a dozen train drivers took part
in today's walk-out. Southern admitted cancellations
were mainly due to crew sickness Tomorrow's strike is
still due to go ahead. Firefighters are still tackling
a blaze at a warehouse It broke out last night and fire
officers have been working all day People nearby have been advised
to keep their windows closed. An investigation into
the cause has been launched. An explosion at a block of flats
in Hornchurch yesterday may have been caused by the preparation
of drugs according to Two men have been arrested
following the blast which caused part of the building
to partially collapse. Four people were taken to hospital
and 25 had to be rescued. The cause of the explosion
is not yet known. Figures tell us that people living
in London are affected by the HIV virus more than anywhere else
in the UK. Two in every five people with it
are here in the capital. But the number of newly diagnosed
cases in London is falling. Four of the biggest clinics say
they've seen a 40 to 50% drop Some experts say it's due to large
numbers of gay men taking a drug currently not available on the NHS -
but available online. He is part of a growing
number of HIV negative gay men who are choosing
to have unprotected sex. I have had sex with people
without using a condom. And some of them have been HIV
positive, and some of them Because I've been on PReP,
that increased my confidence Last, four of London's leading
sexual health clinics saw the greatest reduction in new HIV
diagnoses they seen since the beginning of the epidemic
in the 1980s will stop experts are advising it may
be due to this drug. PReP is widely taken in other
countries as treatment There are a lot of questions yet
to be answered, that there are many groups I think who are at equal
and perhaps even greater risk of HIV, who perhaps
don't know about PReP, don't feel comfortable about it,
don't have all of the information. Critics of the drug say it's
expensive and not foolproof. However, despite this, the NHS lost
a court case, meaning it will have to fund it in future,
a move supported by some clinics. PReP is a very effective
prevention strategy. I wouldn't say it's a wonder drug,
because nothing in isolation is the answer when it comes
to preventing HIV transmission. PReP has given us a really effective
additional tool to combine with the other tools we had,
but which were not working. Until it becomes available
on the NHS, men like Jason are resorting to the web
for their medication. About 25,000-35,000 Londoners
have visited our site What we've done in effect is created
a community health care system that's sitting outside
of the National health care system. Jason gets tested regularly,
but these days he doesn't An HIV test yesterday,
and the results came through in the evening of the same
day, because test results And I knew that it would be,
because I've been on PrEP And although I've had a lot
of sexual encounters with different levels of risk,
I'm now confident I'm He says by providing this drug
on the NHS in the future, others too will benefit
from the same piece of mind. We find out how the Museum of London
is ?180 million closer to making this forlorn bit
of Farringdon its new home. Another weather warning for the
white office of fog and also some ice tonight, with a very cold day on
Thursday. -- from the Met office. More later.
Should cyclists be able to ride on the pavement
Well, police in Camden have defended their decision not
to punish some people who do just that.
Instead they'll look at why riders use footpaths rather than roads.
Needless to say it's divided opinion - as Ayshea Buksh reports.
Sharing the road for many cyclists is tough enough, and showing the
pavement sometimes is a necessary manoeuvre. Here in north London,
police were told by residents to many were also going on to local
streets. The neighbourhood Sergeant decided it was better to work with a
cyclist rather than against them, and decided not to punish them. The
complaint was that there on the pavements. We said we accept that
undercut the reasons why, so we can fix that and get them off the
pavement. It is not the free for all, we're responding to concerns
Dutch weblog we accept that and want to know the reasons. The advice from
the Department for Transport says all police officers can use their
discretion. If a cyclist is cycling rudely and dangerously he should be
fine. Where would you like your cyclist or the child or parent or
your pension to cycle? -- he should be fined. Had locals in Primrose
Hill feel about it? It worries me, in case they get, you know, they
sort of gaining momentum and don't break, especially male cyclists. It
is complicated with a pushchair to have cyclists and questionnaires. We
can't go the same way, so we have to go on the road. Why did you sound
your own? He was cycling in the middle-of-the-road. Because it is
illegal to cycle in the middle-of-the-road. The Sergeant
makes a stop, not cyclist but a car steadily I used my home to one
cyclist, because he was cycling in the middle-of-the-road. A lot of
cyclists are being intimidated, forced over, and that one who is
taking a damaging row position to prevent that happening, but
intimidating, inconsiderate behaviour from behind. That is one
end upon the pavement, which is where we don't want them. The
friction on the crowded London roads and pavements is to continue, but in
this part of the capital, any coexistence may come.
He says it's one of his most challenging roles.
In his latest move Timothy Spall - plays a London historian who wrote
controversial books denying the Holocaust ever happened -
who was then challenged by an American academic sparking
Our Entertainment Correspondent Brenda Emmanus has been chatting
April 2000, when London historian David Irving faced a humiliating
Having sued Penguin books and their American author,
Deborah Lipstadt, who had accused him of denying
I've been defending it against someone who wanted to abuse it.
Rachel Weisz now portrays Deborah in the film Denial,
with Timothy Spall as her infamous adversary, Irving.
Let me reveal something to you, Professor.
I am that David Irving about whom you have been so rude.
And it puzzles me that you think yourself qualified to attack me,
given that I have 30 years' experience in the archive.
And was this your most challenging role to date?
I would say it always felt like it was going to be a challenge,
because I know he's a controversial character, and he's alive,
So my job as a human being, I have a responsibility
I have to conclude that the reason you don't engage with people
you disagree with is because you can't!
Denial was shot predominantly in the capital, where
With Deborah Lipstadt closely involved from the time her book
Can you put into words what it was like taking
on this very abrasive, London historian?
Well, it was frightening at the beginning, because I didn't
know how I would do it, what I would do, and calling
the historian because as we proved he lies and he manipulates
There were moments that were really scary.
This case is happening to you, but it's not about you.
This man hates me, he's coming for me.
And when someone comes after you, you take him on.
Why do you think he specifically targeted Deborah?
I think one of the motivations, as I see it from his point of view,
Was that he was protecting his professional reputation,
his existence, because I presume he made the assumption that
being called a Holocaust denier would affect sales of his books.
All involved can see that Denial is a timely film,
considering the current talking politics of alternative truths,
Promotional posters have already been defaced across London.
They wait until the Tube stop is empty and no one's there,
and then they take out a black magic marker and they write something.
Why they write on Timothy Spall's face, he's playing
Plans for a new state-of-the-art home for the Museum of London have
been a big boost today - in the form of nearly ?200
As Emma North reports - the proposal is to redevelop
The Museum of London's getting ?180 million leg up
to develop its new home at West Smithfield.
And the woman who secured the money is happy.
I cycled home through London, singing to myself.
We will be able to put on more exhibitions, more collections,
bring more things out of our stores, have great programmes.
And I want us to be a 24-hour museum.
The old market at West Smithfield will become home to the 6 million
items currently down the road at the old Museum of London.
With the ?70 million slice coming from City Hall,
this is the largest cultural investment made by a London mayor.
It's a project designed to build legacies.
I campaigned saying I wanted to make sure culture was a top priority.
I think culture's in the DNA of our city, the glue
We'll have this museum, not simply the best of the last
2000 years in our city, we're going to go back more
than 450,000 years and it's going to be fantastic.
Three years ago, a project to turn the site into shops was blocked,
despite being backed by the very people who today dipped
into their pockets to the tune of ?110 million.
It was called in by the Secretary of State,
You have to accept that decision, and we've now made the best of it
by buying the building for the museum.
In the shadow of the old buildings, they've been waiting for something
It will bring more people, not tourists.
All this promises much for Smithfield, but with one in six
Londoners working in the culture industry, does ploughing so much
cash into a single thing put too much focus on one high project?
We're working with student spaces, with live music venues,
and a range of different kind of smaller businesses to make sure
that the whole ballot of London's cultural
There has been a market here for 1000 years.
With a little more fundraising and that all-important
planning application, it was promised today that this
It's that time of the evening now for a check on the
There is more fog. We have still got plenty of it about, for the next
couple of days. This is the familiar picture across the region this
morning, with some sunshine eventually breaking through. The Met
office has is covered by a weather warning once again, for dense
patches and also some freezing fog patches. In addition, there is an
ice warning tonight as well. All that moisture is just going to stick
to everything, and untreated roads will be very tricky tomorrow,
especially in those fog patches. It is because we finished the day with
those lovely clear skies. I want to draw your attention to the fog over
across the low countries, and the cloud by height it which has been
producing some snow grains over parts of Germany. We could get a
tiny dusting through Wednesday and Thursday as well. Not very much.
Before that, we must worry about the fog filling in out there at the
moment. Dense, freezing patches and then more cloud creeping into the
south-east as the night goes out. It will list the temperature there, but
where you are seeing the negative figures, you're dealing with
freezing fog and possibly ice as well. Tricky driving conditions
first thing tomorrow morning. The fog will eventually lift up after a
dank and murky start. Then the sort of swap the grey fog for grey skies,
as there is cloud filling in throughout the day. It will feel
chilly because we haven't had the benefit of the sunshine through the
day tomorrow. 3-6 degrees at best. It is feeling even called on
Thursday, but for different reasons. The cloud gets nibbled at by a
slightly drier air coming in from the south-east. It is good in some
ways, it gets rid of some of the fog. It is dry, cold air, and it
means it will feel very chilly through the day on Thursday.
Temperatures may be only one, two, three degrees at best. When you
factor in the wind and dryness of the committal feel like -3 places,
so quite bitter bitter on Thursday. In the latter part of the Wii,
temperatures pick up a bit. 8 degrees on Friday, and possibly
double fingers. In the meantime, it is the fairway have do contend with.
Thank you very much. Draft legislation -
allowing the government to start the process of leaving the EU
is to be introduced within days. It follows a Supreme Court ruling
Parliament should be given a vote Shares in BT plunged today
after the company revealed the impact of an accounting scandal
in its Italian business is far worse The head of BT Europe
resigned this afternoon. Detectives investigating the death
of a teenager outside his school in Willesden yesterday afternoon
have arrested a fifteen Quamari Barnes was stabbed in front
of pupils and taken to hospital And this year's Oscar nominations
were revealed today - with the musical La La Land
the most nominated film. Londoners Dev Patel and Naomie
Harris are also shortlisted. from everyone on the team,
have a lovely evening.