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and on BBC One we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Coming up on the programme this evening: A father who was showing

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off in his car is sent to prison for dangerous driving.

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Five children were in this speeding vehicle when it mowed down

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My sister, she was caring, kind person who always looked

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out for other people, and she was...

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The driver today begged the victim's father for forgiveness.

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Also ahead: A protest camp makes a last stand against an oil company

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which wants to start drilling on the Surrey Hills.

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I'd like my grandchildren to have the same growing up,

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with all this wonderful countryside around them.

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Police identify the body of a man found on Saddleworth

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The City of London issues a challenge to the capital -

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recycle your coffee cups to prevent millions of them

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And after falling into disrepair for decades,

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some forgotten treasures are rediscovered in Peckham.

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Thank you for joining us, I'm Asad Ahmad.

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A speeding driver described as "arrogant" has been found guilty

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of killing a student in south-west London as she crossed the road

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Farid Reza and William Spicer were both showing off

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through the streets of Kingston when one of them crashed into

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Before sentencing, Reza knelt at the feet of the victim's father

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Our home affairs correspondent, Nick Beake, was in court.

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Compassionate, selfless, with so much to live for. A family tribute

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today to Hina Shamim, knocked down and killed by a speeding driver who

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was simply showing off. Caught on CCTV, this is Hina Shamim, holding

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her coursework, heading towards the library, but coming towards our two

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BMWs. It shows them hurtling along at twice the speed limit. The car in

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front hits the 21-year-old before smashing into a bus. Nearly two

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years on and the family's losses still unbearable. I find it really

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hard to cope. It has been really tough for all of us. She was a big

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part of our family and we all loved her and losing her at such a young

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age has been really difficult. The 36-year-old Farid Reza was at the

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wheel. In court, he fell to the feet of his victim's father begged for

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forgiveness but the jury had already rejected his claim he was trying to

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get away from another driver he had just cut up. That driver was William

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Spicer. He walked from court after being found guilty of a lesser

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charge of careless driving. It happened here on an evening when

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many students were in the area. The cars were travelling down the street

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at 70 mph. When one of them hit Hina Shamim, she did not stand a chance.

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In the car that hit her with five children. One of them that Sasha and

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a fractured jaw, collarbone and skull but survived. How would you

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characterise the driving that night? Contemptible. 16 mph with children

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in the car, ridiculous. Let's not forget there were seven people

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injured that night, one fatally, one seriously and the other five

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moderately. It was horrendous. After her death, Hina Shamim's family

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raised ?30,000 to go to an impoverished area of Pakistan. It is

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a legacy but they say her death has left a void that can never be

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filled. That's our top story this evening

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but still to come before 7: More misery for commuters in east

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London as troops staff walk out and crippled the central line. -- Tube

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staff. Protestors are tonight

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making their last stand against an oil company which wants

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to start drilling for oil A camp was set up on Leith Hill

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to oppose the work by those concerned that the drilling

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would damage an Area But Europa Oil has been

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given permission to evict They call it the fort. Only a

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handful of people remain inside. They would not let us any closer.

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After a High Court ruling on Monday, the lives can turn up at any moment

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a victim. -- bailiffs. Some campers have been here since October. The

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latest action by protesters and residents in the seven-year fight

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over the prospect of test drilling for oil. I would like my

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grandchildren to have the same growing up, with all this wonderful

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countryside around them to stop this is not about fracking the shale gas,

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which is much more controversial and has got plenty of headlines. This is

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straightforward drilling for oil. But for these protesters in

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residence, that is not the point. They believe there is a wide issue.

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Surrey Hills has been designated as an area of outstanding natural

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beauty and they say if provision is granted to drill here, it could be

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granted just about anywhere. And it is a serious project. There is

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already a site up the road in rock. The oil rig itself would be 35

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metres high. It is hoped it could yield up to 11 million barrels.

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There is also a chance there might be no oil there whatsoever.

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Recently, the stakes have been raised. Protesters have been accused

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of blocking lorries in the road. Jackie was one of them. The bigger

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picture is the entire wheel it will be industrialised if we do not look

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out or watch what is happening because there is going to be Surrey

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Hills, broken, they are looking at drilling a line across the wheel to.

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Surrey County Council which has opposed plans to rout says drilling

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is some days off but the days of this protest appeared to be

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numbered. Some news in brief now

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and neighbours have paid tribute to a couple and their young son

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who died in a fire at a remote The family hasn't been formally

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identified but friends have named them as Tiago and Adriana Nunes

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and their son, Tiago Junior. It's not yet known

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what caused the fire It's being claimed that patients

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across Hertfordshire and Essex are being put in danger as it's

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taking too long for Paramedics aim to get to those

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with the most life threatening conditions within eight minutes

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but figures obtained by the GMB union show almost a third

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of patients who rely on the East of England Ambulance Service

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are waiting longer. The service says the number of calls

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it's responding to has A video showing football fans

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singing anti-Semitic insults directed at Spurs supporters

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is being investigated Some fans heading towards the Etihad

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Stadium before Tottenham's game against Manchester City on Saturday

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were heard chanting Officers said they were treating

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the footage as a hate crime. A homeless hostel in north London

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welcomed a royal guest today. Prince Harry visited

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the Running Charity, who use exercise to boost

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the self-esteem of Official figures show rough sleeping

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has risen for the sixth consecutive The mystery behind the identity

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of a man found dead more than a year ago on Saddleworth Moor in the north

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of England has finally been solved. He's 67-year-old Londoner David

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Lytton, who was only identified when detectives discovered he had

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travelled from Pakistan to Heathrow For more than a year, his identity

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was a mystery. Now we can finally put a name to the face. The body of

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David Lytton was found on Saddleworth Moor on the 12th of

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December 20 15. He had no wallet, no ID, no phone and was seemingly

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untraceable, until now. We were so pleased, after so much work went

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into it. I could not believe we potentially found him. It was the

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first family knew. David had been living in Pakistan in Lahore since

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2006. Mr Lytton left Pakistan on the 10th of December 2015 and arrived in

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heat through the following day. He then took the train to Manchester

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Piccadilly and was captured on CCTV. Later, he arrived at a pub where he

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asked directions to the top of the mountain. It played on my mind, the

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fact we have not been able to find out and tell two years later. But in

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hindsight, everything is easy, but at least we have closure now and we

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can all put to rest. From the pub, he headed to a local beauty spot.

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This is a reservoir where Mr Lytton trekked through on his way up the

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hill to the moors. Why he travelled such a distance and why he came to

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this location remains a mystery. Among the theories, whether Mr

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Lytton had a personal connection to a 1949 plane crash close to where

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his body was found. John Mundell has followed the story closely from the

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start. There are so many unanswered questions. A man who the police

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believe took as own life in December 2015 and compounded by the fact that

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they had no idea who he was for so long but at least now they have an

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identity and have managed to speak to his family. He had been named

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Neil by local mortuary workers because of where his body was

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discovered. David Lytton finally has his identity back but remains a man

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shrouded in mystery. Commuters travelling into town

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from east London faced more misery today after London Underground staff

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on both the Central and Waterloo It's the second walkout on the tube

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under mayor Sadiq Khan. Services were disrupted but,

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east of Leytonstone, That's where we can join Alpa Patel,

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who can tell us more. This strike is causing disruption

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for commuters but it is many people using the Waterloo City line and

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the central line. At Leytonstone Station, all services on the central

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line Easterby had been suspended but it is looking calm and collected

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actually. A very different story in Ilford this morning during the

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morning rush-hour. People tweeted pictures of an overflowing station,

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people queueing outside station. Is booked one woman who was stuck in

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those queues who said it the two hours to get from Newbury Park to

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Ilford. She lost a day's wages. She is not the only person to have

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experienced that misery because of the strikes.

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I had to come up from the Tube station from Gants Hill and then

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I'm really running late to go somewhere and it's ridiculous

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with these Tube strikes, they are happening all the time.

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I used to easily get the train and it was closed.

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How much did this affect the journey time?

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How did you feel when you got to the station and realised you

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That man has an extremely good point, it is an extremely cold day

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today, adding the people's misery. The RMT union say they are staging

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the strike because of what they are calling the movement of staff. This

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has come as an embarrassment to the mayor of London. Before he was

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elected, he promised zero strikes. He has not been able to keep that

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promise. My message to the trade unions

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is let's talk about it, let's Because when there's a strike,

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everyone's a loser. Strikes are a sign of failure

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and I'm determined to make sure that London will prosper

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from an excellent modern and Another strike tomorrow. A few miles

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from where you are standing now. Yes, start operating the Woolwich

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ferry going on a 24-hour strike tomorrow. That will affect lorry

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drivers, so lorry drivers who would normally travel between Woolwich and

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Central London, a journey that should take ten minutes, now have to

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detail via the Blackwall Tunnel, and that tunnel is not the best... Not

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good at the best of times so expect the morning and evening rush hours

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to be extremely busy tomorrow. And that is not the only strike

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expected. The Woolwich Ferry workers say they will go on strike again.

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There will be a few problems there. You're watching BBC London News

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on BBC One this Thursday evening. We will put the Wycombe players to

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the test with an FA Cup quiz. After another cold, grey day here in

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London, it will be a very chilly night ahead.

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If you live or work in the City of London, it won't surprise

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you that it has the highest concentration of office workers

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Many of them drink coffee and so you can imagine how many

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coffee cups that are thrown away every day.

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With only one in every 400 recycled, the City has issued a challenge

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to all Londoners to do something about it, as Tolu Adeoye explains.

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Team may traditionally be a nation's favourite drink coffee culture has

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taken the UK by storm. We love to get it to go but disposing all our

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cups is increasingly challenging. Every day, 7 million are thrown away

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unless the 1% of cuts could be recycled. The problem is that these

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cuts are made from paper and plastic, so you can the lid, you can

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recycle this bit of cardboard, but inside the paper cup there is a

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plastic film which makes it waterproof and it is really

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difficult to recycle these two together. We think that most people

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do want to recycle. Many people think they are currently recycling

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them. Now an initiative to boost recycling has been launched in the

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City of London. The Square mile challenge is encouraging businesses

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to sign up to scheme which provides specialist recycling facilities for

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copy cups. Technology to separate the plastic and the paper has only

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fairly recently been developed. It is new technology, it needs

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developing, it needs volume to go to those males, to get them to develop

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and expand. That is what we're trying do and the challenge is to

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supply that volume and correct template. Last year, the Liberal

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Democrats called for a 5p charge on copy cups. But the government says

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Coffey chains and brands are already working to reduce usage. This is one

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of the number encouraging people to buy reusable cups. We do these. They

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are a cup that is a permanent takeaway cup. You can bring it into

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us. We will put your takeaway coffee in here and as an incentive, you

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will get a free copy for a week. It is really important because anything

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we can do to make easy on the planet. If you work in the Square

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mile, you'll start to see beans popping up from April. The ambition

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is to recycle 5 million cups within 12 months and inspire other areas to

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take up the challenge. Wycombe Wanderers will play one

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of the biggest games in their history when they take

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on Spurs at White Hart It's only the second

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time they've got this far in the FA Cup so,

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unsurprisingly, But before meeting that

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challenge, Chris Slegg gave The reaction from the players when

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the draw for the FA Cup fourth round handed them a trip to White Hart

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Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur. Wycombe's rather splendid nickname

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is the chair boys because of the town's historic chair making

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industry. So to celebrate their FA Cup run, we would celebrate with a

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special addition of FA Cup mastermind and asked the chair boys

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to take to the chair! It's not quite as swanky as the mastermind chair

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but, hey, this is League 2. Left back, Wycombe Wanderers. Who did you

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beat and the FA Cup first round this season? Portsmouth. What was the

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score when you beat Chesterfield in the FA Cup second-round 5-0. Sam

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Wood, midfield, Wycombe Wanderers. In the third round, you beat steel

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bridge, who scored the winning goal? I did. Your team-mate is the

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heaviest play in the Football League. How much does he way? 101

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kilograms. What is the furthest Wycombe have ever gone and the FA

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Cup? Fifth round. Semifinals. Who was Wycombe's manager when you reach

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the semifinals? Sanchez. Who scored Wycombe's winning goal against

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Leicester in the 2001... FA Cup quarterfinal? Rooney. Sam, you

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got... Three correct. Presentation time. Sam, you admitted you did not

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watch much football. Look, you got four, Angelo, seven for you. You

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have a winner, congratulations! Is there any chance he think that

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somehow you can not Tottenham out of the FA Cup? We have to go there

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believing we have a chance at the wipe there is no chance turning up.

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We will go there, give it a great shot and hopefully pull off.

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Congratulations. Can they do it? We will find answer to that question on

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Saturday. I think John Humphrys had better look out!

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Rye Lane in Peckham - you may not think it but,

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in its heyday, it was a rival shopping destination

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So much so that the Holdron's Department Store, which opened

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in the 1880s, was later snapped up by Selfridges, who traded

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Now, after falling into disrepair over decades, some forgotten

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treasures have been rediscovered, as Jim Wheble has been finding out.

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Khan's Bargains, Peckham, but in the 1930s and 1940s,

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Rye Lane was the Golden mile shopping in south London and had two

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huge department shores. This was the highlight. By 1930s, it occupied the

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whole city block. He had this grand idea. It was high class, exclusive

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shopping but then the store closed. Decades of quick repairs and

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suspended ceilings took their toll until Mr Khan arrived.

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And I don't like the suspended ceiling anyway.

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It was so dark, it was just above these shelves,

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And the way it was designed, the lighting, the mirrors,

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And when those ceiling tiles came down, this is what they discovered.

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An Art Deco vaulted ceiling, a thousand glass bricks,

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This was designed in the early modernist style to bring ventilation

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in. 1000 class lenses letting daylight into them shop. The glass

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lenses were covered in black tar. Nicknamed the Michelangelo of

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Peckham and spending months on a skateboard, fixing the ceiling. So

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many people could be Superman! And some call me

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the hero of the day! I can just imagine him with his

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angle grinder or whatever you want to call it, painstakingly going over

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this piece of glass for an hour. While we were inside, watching this

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happened last summer, daylight was beginning to filter into the space.

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Dave, my cameraman, stay with me because I want you to point at the

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in this direction. You see this green triangular thing here? This is

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another discovery. It is actually an Edwardian... This is characteristic

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of an Edwardian department store, to get daylight deep into the plans.

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This is a lantern. Before they did the Art Deco face-lift? Probably

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from 1900 or so. Once again, the team have revealed this.

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Bringing the old store back to its former splendour.

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Now let's check on the weather with Sarah Keith-Lucas.

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It was a cold day and a really great day. But we did see a little bit of

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sunshine before sunset. Clear spells here above King's Cross captured by

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one of our Weather Watchers. That temperatures will only had one way

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tonight. We are in a cold night ahead and the office have issued a

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warning for potential icy stretches during the early hours of Friday

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morning. Do take care if you plan to header on the roads. Untreated

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surfaces could be slippery. Clear spells the night, keeping things

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largely dry, temperatures taking a tumble, and then a bit more cloud

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moving in from the south. Could bring with it like rain, even

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perhaps snow, and that will snow on cold freezing ground. The other day,

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after that cold, frosty and icy start, sunshine during the course of

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the morning. By the afternoon, Clark Dickens once again, perhaps bringing

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the odd splash of light rain. Temperatures though back to 5-8 . It

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will feel milder. The start of your weekend, rain initially with us on

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Saturday. That should push away the East fairly quickly. Saturday, in

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improving picture. Sunshine breaks through and that should lift

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temperatures to 10 degrees or so. During the second half of the week,

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this weather front moves in from the south-west. Some uncertainty about

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how far north it will get but it is likely to bring us a spell of

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blustery and wet weather through the day on Sunday. This is our Sunday is

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looking. We are likely to see wet weather but milder and temperatures

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up to 11 degrees. He is the outlook over the next few days. Things are

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turning milder but more unsettled with some rain. Brighter weather on

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Saturday. Just before we go tonight,

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a look at the stories making the day's main BBC headlines:

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The Justice Secretary has insisted that she's taking action

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to transform prisons after new figures showed

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that the number of suicides, assaults and cases of self-harm

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in jails has reached record levels. The Prime Minister is on her way

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to meet President Donald Trump in Washington as the President

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sparked a new controversy, saying that he thought torture

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should be used for terror suspects. A speeding driver has been found

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guilty of killing a student as she crossed the road

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outside her university in Kingston. Farid Reza begged the victim's

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father for forgiveness. And campaigners protesting

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against oil drilling in Surrey have lost a High Court ruling that

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will lead to the removal Bailiffs are expected to remove

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the protestors within days. And that's BBC London News

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today, the 26th January. I'll be back with our late

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news at 10:30pm but, whatever you're doing this evening,

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I hope you have a very good evening.

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