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Coming up on the programme this evening: A father who was showing
off in his car is sent to prison for dangerous driving.
Five children were in this speeding vehicle when it mowed down
My sister, she was caring, kind person who always looked
out for other people, and she was...
The driver today begged the victim's father for forgiveness.
Also ahead: A protest camp makes a last stand against an oil company
which wants to start drilling on the Surrey Hills.
I'd like my grandchildren to have the same growing up,
with all this wonderful countryside around them.
Police identify the body of a man found on Saddleworth
The City of London issues a challenge to the capital -
recycle your coffee cups to prevent millions of them
And after falling into disrepair for decades,
some forgotten treasures are rediscovered in Peckham.
Thank you for joining us, I'm Asad Ahmad.
A speeding driver described as "arrogant" has been found guilty
of killing a student in south-west London as she crossed the road
Farid Reza and William Spicer were both showing off
through the streets of Kingston when one of them crashed into
Before sentencing, Reza knelt at the feet of the victim's father
Our home affairs correspondent, Nick Beake, was in court.
Compassionate, selfless, with so much to live for. A family tribute
today to Hina Shamim, knocked down and killed by a speeding driver who
was simply showing off. Caught on CCTV, this is Hina Shamim, holding
her coursework, heading towards the library, but coming towards our two
BMWs. It shows them hurtling along at twice the speed limit. The car in
front hits the 21-year-old before smashing into a bus. Nearly two
years on and the family's losses still unbearable. I find it really
hard to cope. It has been really tough for all of us. She was a big
part of our family and we all loved her and losing her at such a young
age has been really difficult. The 36-year-old Farid Reza was at the
wheel. In court, he fell to the feet of his victim's father begged for
forgiveness but the jury had already rejected his claim he was trying to
get away from another driver he had just cut up. That driver was William
Spicer. He walked from court after being found guilty of a lesser
charge of careless driving. It happened here on an evening when
many students were in the area. The cars were travelling down the street
at 70 mph. When one of them hit Hina Shamim, she did not stand a chance.
In the car that hit her with five children. One of them that Sasha and
a fractured jaw, collarbone and skull but survived. How would you
characterise the driving that night? Contemptible. 16 mph with children
in the car, ridiculous. Let's not forget there were seven people
injured that night, one fatally, one seriously and the other five
moderately. It was horrendous. After her death, Hina Shamim's family
raised ?30,000 to go to an impoverished area of Pakistan. It is
a legacy but they say her death has left a void that can never be
filled. That's our top story this evening
but still to come before 7: More misery for commuters in east
London as troops staff walk out and crippled the central line. -- Tube
staff. Protestors are tonight
making their last stand against an oil company which wants
to start drilling for oil A camp was set up on Leith Hill
to oppose the work by those concerned that the drilling
would damage an Area But Europa Oil has been
given permission to evict They call it the fort. Only a
handful of people remain inside. They would not let us any closer.
After a High Court ruling on Monday, the lives can turn up at any moment
a victim. -- bailiffs. Some campers have been here since October. The
latest action by protesters and residents in the seven-year fight
over the prospect of test drilling for oil. I would like my
grandchildren to have the same growing up, with all this wonderful
countryside around them to stop this is not about fracking the shale gas,
which is much more controversial and has got plenty of headlines. This is
straightforward drilling for oil. But for these protesters in
residence, that is not the point. They believe there is a wide issue.
Surrey Hills has been designated as an area of outstanding natural
beauty and they say if provision is granted to drill here, it could be
granted just about anywhere. And it is a serious project. There is
already a site up the road in rock. The oil rig itself would be 35
metres high. It is hoped it could yield up to 11 million barrels.
There is also a chance there might be no oil there whatsoever.
Recently, the stakes have been raised. Protesters have been accused
of blocking lorries in the road. Jackie was one of them. The bigger
picture is the entire wheel it will be industrialised if we do not look
out or watch what is happening because there is going to be Surrey
Hills, broken, they are looking at drilling a line across the wheel to.
Surrey County Council which has opposed plans to rout says drilling
is some days off but the days of this protest appeared to be
numbered. Some news in brief now
and neighbours have paid tribute to a couple and their young son
who died in a fire at a remote The family hasn't been formally
identified but friends have named them as Tiago and Adriana Nunes
and their son, Tiago Junior. It's not yet known
what caused the fire It's being claimed that patients
across Hertfordshire and Essex are being put in danger as it's
taking too long for Paramedics aim to get to those
with the most life threatening conditions within eight minutes
but figures obtained by the GMB union show almost a third
of patients who rely on the East of England Ambulance Service
are waiting longer. The service says the number of calls
it's responding to has A video showing football fans
singing anti-Semitic insults directed at Spurs supporters
is being investigated Some fans heading towards the Etihad
Stadium before Tottenham's game against Manchester City on Saturday
were heard chanting Officers said they were treating
the footage as a hate crime. A homeless hostel in north London
welcomed a royal guest today. Prince Harry visited
the Running Charity, who use exercise to boost
the self-esteem of Official figures show rough sleeping
has risen for the sixth consecutive The mystery behind the identity
of a man found dead more than a year ago on Saddleworth Moor in the north
of England has finally been solved. He's 67-year-old Londoner David
Lytton, who was only identified when detectives discovered he had
travelled from Pakistan to Heathrow For more than a year, his identity
was a mystery. Now we can finally put a name to the face. The body of
David Lytton was found on Saddleworth Moor on the 12th of
December 20 15. He had no wallet, no ID, no phone and was seemingly
untraceable, until now. We were so pleased, after so much work went
into it. I could not believe we potentially found him. It was the
first family knew. David had been living in Pakistan in Lahore since
2006. Mr Lytton left Pakistan on the 10th of December 2015 and arrived in
heat through the following day. He then took the train to Manchester
Piccadilly and was captured on CCTV. Later, he arrived at a pub where he
asked directions to the top of the mountain. It played on my mind, the
fact we have not been able to find out and tell two years later. But in
hindsight, everything is easy, but at least we have closure now and we
can all put to rest. From the pub, he headed to a local beauty spot.
This is a reservoir where Mr Lytton trekked through on his way up the
hill to the moors. Why he travelled such a distance and why he came to
this location remains a mystery. Among the theories, whether Mr
Lytton had a personal connection to a 1949 plane crash close to where
his body was found. John Mundell has followed the story closely from the
start. There are so many unanswered questions. A man who the police
believe took as own life in December 2015 and compounded by the fact that
they had no idea who he was for so long but at least now they have an
identity and have managed to speak to his family. He had been named
Neil by local mortuary workers because of where his body was
discovered. David Lytton finally has his identity back but remains a man
shrouded in mystery. Commuters travelling into town
from east London faced more misery today after London Underground staff
on both the Central and Waterloo It's the second walkout on the tube
under mayor Sadiq Khan. Services were disrupted but,
east of Leytonstone, That's where we can join Alpa Patel,
who can tell us more. This strike is causing disruption
for commuters but it is many people using the Waterloo City line and
the central line. At Leytonstone Station, all services on the central
line Easterby had been suspended but it is looking calm and collected
actually. A very different story in Ilford this morning during the
morning rush-hour. People tweeted pictures of an overflowing station,
people queueing outside station. Is booked one woman who was stuck in
those queues who said it the two hours to get from Newbury Park to
Ilford. She lost a day's wages. She is not the only person to have
experienced that misery because of the strikes.
I had to come up from the Tube station from Gants Hill and then
I'm really running late to go somewhere and it's ridiculous
with these Tube strikes, they are happening all the time.
I used to easily get the train and it was closed.
How much did this affect the journey time?
How did you feel when you got to the station and realised you
That man has an extremely good point, it is an extremely cold day
today, adding the people's misery. The RMT union say they are staging
the strike because of what they are calling the movement of staff. This
has come as an embarrassment to the mayor of London. Before he was
elected, he promised zero strikes. He has not been able to keep that
promise. My message to the trade unions
is let's talk about it, let's Because when there's a strike,
everyone's a loser. Strikes are a sign of failure
and I'm determined to make sure that London will prosper
from an excellent modern and Another strike tomorrow. A few miles
from where you are standing now. Yes, start operating the Woolwich
ferry going on a 24-hour strike tomorrow. That will affect lorry
drivers, so lorry drivers who would normally travel between Woolwich and
Central London, a journey that should take ten minutes, now have to
detail via the Blackwall Tunnel, and that tunnel is not the best... Not
good at the best of times so expect the morning and evening rush hours
to be extremely busy tomorrow. And that is not the only strike
expected. The Woolwich Ferry workers say they will go on strike again.
There will be a few problems there. You're watching BBC London News
on BBC One this Thursday evening. We will put the Wycombe players to
the test with an FA Cup quiz. After another cold, grey day here in
London, it will be a very chilly night ahead.
If you live or work in the City of London, it won't surprise
you that it has the highest concentration of office workers
Many of them drink coffee and so you can imagine how many
coffee cups that are thrown away every day.
With only one in every 400 recycled, the City has issued a challenge
to all Londoners to do something about it, as Tolu Adeoye explains.
Team may traditionally be a nation's favourite drink coffee culture has
taken the UK by storm. We love to get it to go but disposing all our
cups is increasingly challenging. Every day, 7 million are thrown away
unless the 1% of cuts could be recycled. The problem is that these
cuts are made from paper and plastic, so you can the lid, you can
recycle this bit of cardboard, but inside the paper cup there is a
plastic film which makes it waterproof and it is really
difficult to recycle these two together. We think that most people
do want to recycle. Many people think they are currently recycling
them. Now an initiative to boost recycling has been launched in the
City of London. The Square mile challenge is encouraging businesses
to sign up to scheme which provides specialist recycling facilities for
copy cups. Technology to separate the plastic and the paper has only
fairly recently been developed. It is new technology, it needs
developing, it needs volume to go to those males, to get them to develop
and expand. That is what we're trying do and the challenge is to
supply that volume and correct template. Last year, the Liberal
Democrats called for a 5p charge on copy cups. But the government says
Coffey chains and brands are already working to reduce usage. This is one
of the number encouraging people to buy reusable cups. We do these. They
are a cup that is a permanent takeaway cup. You can bring it into
us. We will put your takeaway coffee in here and as an incentive, you
will get a free copy for a week. It is really important because anything
we can do to make easy on the planet. If you work in the Square
mile, you'll start to see beans popping up from April. The ambition
is to recycle 5 million cups within 12 months and inspire other areas to
take up the challenge. Wycombe Wanderers will play one
of the biggest games in their history when they take
on Spurs at White Hart It's only the second
time they've got this far in the FA Cup so,
unsurprisingly, But before meeting that
challenge, Chris Slegg gave The reaction from the players when
the draw for the FA Cup fourth round handed them a trip to White Hart
Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur. Wycombe's rather splendid nickname
is the chair boys because of the town's historic chair making
industry. So to celebrate their FA Cup run, we would celebrate with a
special addition of FA Cup mastermind and asked the chair boys
to take to the chair! It's not quite as swanky as the mastermind chair
but, hey, this is League 2. Left back, Wycombe Wanderers. Who did you
beat and the FA Cup first round this season? Portsmouth. What was the
score when you beat Chesterfield in the FA Cup second-round 5-0. Sam
Wood, midfield, Wycombe Wanderers. In the third round, you beat steel
bridge, who scored the winning goal? I did. Your team-mate is the
heaviest play in the Football League. How much does he way? 101
kilograms. What is the furthest Wycombe have ever gone and the FA
Cup? Fifth round. Semifinals. Who was Wycombe's manager when you reach
the semifinals? Sanchez. Who scored Wycombe's winning goal against
Leicester in the 2001... FA Cup quarterfinal? Rooney. Sam, you
got... Three correct. Presentation time. Sam, you admitted you did not
watch much football. Look, you got four, Angelo, seven for you. You
have a winner, congratulations! Is there any chance he think that
somehow you can not Tottenham out of the FA Cup? We have to go there
believing we have a chance at the wipe there is no chance turning up.
We will go there, give it a great shot and hopefully pull off.
Congratulations. Can they do it? We will find answer to that question on
Saturday. I think John Humphrys had better look out!
Rye Lane in Peckham - you may not think it but,
in its heyday, it was a rival shopping destination
So much so that the Holdron's Department Store, which opened
in the 1880s, was later snapped up by Selfridges, who traded
Now, after falling into disrepair over decades, some forgotten
treasures have been rediscovered, as Jim Wheble has been finding out.
Khan's Bargains, Peckham, but in the 1930s and 1940s,
Rye Lane was the Golden mile shopping in south London and had two
huge department shores. This was the highlight. By 1930s, it occupied the
whole city block. He had this grand idea. It was high class, exclusive
shopping but then the store closed. Decades of quick repairs and
suspended ceilings took their toll until Mr Khan arrived.
And I don't like the suspended ceiling anyway.
It was so dark, it was just above these shelves,
And the way it was designed, the lighting, the mirrors,
And when those ceiling tiles came down, this is what they discovered.
An Art Deco vaulted ceiling, a thousand glass bricks,
This was designed in the early modernist style to bring ventilation
in. 1000 class lenses letting daylight into them shop. The glass
lenses were covered in black tar. Nicknamed the Michelangelo of
Peckham and spending months on a skateboard, fixing the ceiling. So
many people could be Superman! And some call me
the hero of the day! I can just imagine him with his
angle grinder or whatever you want to call it, painstakingly going over
this piece of glass for an hour. While we were inside, watching this
happened last summer, daylight was beginning to filter into the space.
Dave, my cameraman, stay with me because I want you to point at the
in this direction. You see this green triangular thing here? This is
another discovery. It is actually an Edwardian... This is characteristic
of an Edwardian department store, to get daylight deep into the plans.
This is a lantern. Before they did the Art Deco face-lift? Probably
from 1900 or so. Once again, the team have revealed this.
Bringing the old store back to its former splendour.
Now let's check on the weather with Sarah Keith-Lucas.
It was a cold day and a really great day. But we did see a little bit of
sunshine before sunset. Clear spells here above King's Cross captured by
one of our Weather Watchers. That temperatures will only had one way
tonight. We are in a cold night ahead and the office have issued a
warning for potential icy stretches during the early hours of Friday
morning. Do take care if you plan to header on the roads. Untreated
surfaces could be slippery. Clear spells the night, keeping things
largely dry, temperatures taking a tumble, and then a bit more cloud
moving in from the south. Could bring with it like rain, even
perhaps snow, and that will snow on cold freezing ground. The other day,
after that cold, frosty and icy start, sunshine during the course of
the morning. By the afternoon, Clark Dickens once again, perhaps bringing
the odd splash of light rain. Temperatures though back to 5-8 . It
will feel milder. The start of your weekend, rain initially with us on
Saturday. That should push away the East fairly quickly. Saturday, in
improving picture. Sunshine breaks through and that should lift
temperatures to 10 degrees or so. During the second half of the week,
this weather front moves in from the south-west. Some uncertainty about
how far north it will get but it is likely to bring us a spell of
blustery and wet weather through the day on Sunday. This is our Sunday is
looking. We are likely to see wet weather but milder and temperatures
up to 11 degrees. He is the outlook over the next few days. Things are
turning milder but more unsettled with some rain. Brighter weather on
Saturday. Just before we go tonight,
a look at the stories making the day's main BBC headlines:
The Justice Secretary has insisted that she's taking action
to transform prisons after new figures showed
that the number of suicides, assaults and cases of self-harm
in jails has reached record levels. The Prime Minister is on her way
to meet President Donald Trump in Washington as the President
sparked a new controversy, saying that he thought torture
should be used for terror suspects. A speeding driver has been found
guilty of killing a student as she crossed the road
outside her university in Kingston. Farid Reza begged the victim's
father for forgiveness. And campaigners protesting
against oil drilling in Surrey have lost a High Court ruling that
will lead to the removal Bailiffs are expected to remove
the protestors within days. And that's BBC London News
today, the 26th January. I'll be back with our late
news at 10:30pm but, whatever you're doing this evening,
I hope you have a very good evening.