04/08/2017 London News


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Thousands of commuters face weeks of disruption as Waterloo station

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I am good to cycle every day into town. Our service part of the way on

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to tree that will already be crammed so I will suffer it for a week then

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work at home for a bit. We'll have details

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on the closure to services. Completely shocked and surprised, it

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was the last thing I was expecting on duty just trying to do my job and

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going to help someone. We speak to the paramedic targeted

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by robbers on a moped whilst And after the London

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Bridge terror attack - traders in Borough Market say

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they've yet to receive Reggae star Freddie McGregor

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on the joy of being Jamaican Good evening and welcome to the

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programme with me Louisa Preston. First tonight: Hundreds

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of thousands of commuters using the UK's busiest railway

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station face weeks of disruption with major engineering works due

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to begin this weekend. A multi million pound revamp

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of Waterloo station will see half The upgrade work is in order to

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create extra space for passengers. Marc Ashdown has the details

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and joins us from Waterloo. Since this opened in 1840, Waterloo

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has been one of London's key transport hubs. The last of the

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steam trains left ear and 96 to seven. The first of the Eurostar

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trains arrived in 1994, there is some trivia for you. Know they need

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a station for the 21st-century. That will take lots of work and lots of

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disruption. From tomorrow there won't

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be any trains leaving Commuters will have to find other

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ways to get into London. From here it is bus service part

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of the way, to a train that is already probably

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going to be rammed. I'm going to suffer it for a week,

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probably work from home for a bit, It is just one of

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those things really. It is a pain, but if it is

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needed, it is needed. Waterloo is the UK's busiest station

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with 100 million passengers The demand is expected to grow,

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by 2043 we are expecting a 40% Lengthening platforms,

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delivering more modern trains, getting more bums

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on seats essentially. These platforms, one to four,

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are shorter than Waterloo's other Look at the rest of the platforms,

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they are much longer, That is hundreds more

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passengers per train. It is no doubt then that there

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will be some long-term gains. Southwest has colour-coded

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the level of disruption. Stations in green should be OK,

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yellow more crowded than usual. Stations in orange will be extremely

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busy with fewer trains. Those in red will be closed

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at least some of the time. Notably the line through

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Clapham Junction will be cancelled to Chessington and severely

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disrupted to Dorking on the Shepperton line

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and as far as Winchester. Services to Reading

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will also be affected. Controversially there won't be any

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blanket compensation Compensation will continue to be

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available throughout August as it always is and that is based

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on the journey that our passengers have compared to the timetable

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that we have been advertising since Have been talking to passengers

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for about 12 months now, trying to raise awareness of these

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works and getting people to understand the impact

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on their journeys. At this station some commuters

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are already planning The plan is I am going to cycle

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every day into town I hope. I like an extra half hour in bed

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but that is gone now. I wouldn't mind if it was a week

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but three weeks is a bit extreme. But the works are extensive,

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costing ?800 million, Extra trains will be laid on to try

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and cope but with 250,000 journeys likely to be affected every day,

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it could be a long How do you think commuters will

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cope? The industry watchdog on behalf of Network Rail and Southwest

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trains has been serving passengers that use the service asking them

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what they are likely to do over the next month and the results are

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interesting. First the good news, interesting. First the good news,

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about 91% of actually heard the work is happening although a 30% say they

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information they have received so information they have received so

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far. In terms of double trouble free, about 52% say they will still

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try and use the trains that means about half aren't going to. That is

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explicit people say they will work elsewhere, from Paul of the office

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and about a quarter, but a holiday to try and void the disruption.

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Transport bosses tell me people do what they say then they should be

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able to cope, the disruption would be too bad. In reality that could

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all change, people could travel differently to the best advice I can

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give you is to listen out on a radio station, BBC radio London where

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there will be up to the minute information to help you plan your

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journey. A paramedic who was robbed

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as she was on her way to an emergency call has been

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speaking about what happened. The 32-year-old was targeted by

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criminals on mopeds in the west end. She says she was left 'shocked

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and angry' that she couldn't get to an elderly patient

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needing medical help. It comes as new figures reveal

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a spike in the number of attacks Gangs on mopeds in inner London who

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will do whatever it takes to get what they want. It seems that the

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attack indiscriminately. Cycling paramedic Catherine McKenna was on

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her way to help an elderly man and Bloomsbury which became a victim of

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a morbid gang. I saw a leather glove approach in front of my face and

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grab at my phone and selected from my hand. It was so quick. As I

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looked up I saw to mopeds driving off down the pavement and they were

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gone. She had just stepped out of a shop when the attack happened on the

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pavement. I was shocked, couldn't believe that it had happened, I was

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quite scared initially and felt very angry that they had actually come up

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and did that to me. This latest attack comes as figures show that

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has been a steady increase in the number of physical assaults on

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paramedics over the last three years. There were 479 last year

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since April this year that have since April this year that have

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already been 79 assaults. Three weeks ago another London ambulance

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worker was taboo targeted in north London. The paramedic who doesn't

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want to be identified was attacked here in the early hours of the 16th

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of July. She was eight on her way to a patient but was flagged down by

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three men who appeared to be distressed. She stopped to help and

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they pulled balaclavas over their faces and through a liquid into her

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face which irritated her skin. She ended up going to hospital. People

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except when they join in the add-on service that some situations are

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going to be a little stressful and do have a level of risk. What we are

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not prepared to accept a random attacks for no reason at all.

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Following her attacker got back on her bike the very next day. I

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wouldn't say I feel vulnerable, most of the time I feel relatively

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straight. But I felt from the role they would have won and they always

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use if doing my job. The family of a black man

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who died in East London after being restrained by police

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are calling for "openness It comes after it was confirmed

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that the object removed from Rashan Charles's throat

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was a mixture of paracetamol The 20-year-old's death sparked

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protests on the streets as well as A Kenyan preacher who was living

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in south London has been extradited to Nairobi and charged with five

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counts of 'child stealing'. Gilbert Deya fought

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extradition for ten years. He's accused of stealing babies

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from hospitals in Nairobi The terror attack on London

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bridge saw hundreds of businesses suffer financially

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because of the closure Two months on and a number

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of traders say they've yet to receive sufficient insurance

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payments to cover their losses. One claims staff may even have to be

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laid off as a result. It is one of the city's most popular

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destinations with millions of people But earlier this year

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a terror attack here forced businesses to close

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for nearly two weeks. In the months following

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the attack one stallholder said it had to extend its overdraft

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and another said it only survived But the whole market

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felt the effects. Sean estimates his business lost

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between 10,000 and ?15,000. We couldn't get to our business,

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we couldn't access our stock. You have been in touch

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with your insurers and you It has been a real challenge

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with the insurers, they not been helpful at

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all in this process. We were told they wouldn't even look

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at the claim. Publishers have said it was adjusted down to review the

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claim that two months on and no sign of any money. And Shauna doesn't get

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the insurance money he says he met have to lay off staff his MP

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believes some businesses here could even close without pay-outs. He

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believes the Government has not done enough to help. But all they

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provided direct support but they have failed to ensure that the

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pays out swiftly. That businesses pays out swiftly. That businesses

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are forced to close and jobs and livelihoods are worse than any

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Government is failing to do its job. The Government set up an insurance

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system to make sure companies are covered if they had damaged in a

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terror attack but currently it terror attack but currently it

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doesn't include business closure. Which is what happened here. The

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mineral may have lost is ?1.4 million and that is profound even

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for summer as successful as Borough Market, that is a profound loss to

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try and copper. The Government said it is committed...

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Some stalls here say they need help and action now if they continue to

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sell the products are long-time some of the finest the city has two

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offer. After a spate of horrific

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acid attacks in London, there are calls for tougher charges,

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for those using it as a weapon. Today the Crown Prosecution Service

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has clarified how the crime Well to tell us more

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about this is Alice Salfield - we're hearing a lot more about acid

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attacks at the moment? This update to the guidance comes in

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response to growing calls to do more to tackle acid attacks will stop

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last month in London we saw five attacks in just one night. A warning

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for those at home, we are about to show some of the victims of acid

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attacks, they make-up to look away and some of the life changing

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horrendous instant injuries and we are seeing. They have been calls

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from MPs and charities to tighten the law in terms of the sale of acid

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but also tougher sentences for those found guilty of using acid in these

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kinds of attacks. It is the sentencing that the Crown

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Prosecution Service as addressing. It has released guidance which could

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see people caught carrying acid face prison sentences of up to four

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years. For those found guilty offering acid, even if it does no

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harm to the intended victim, they could face a maximum life sentence.

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Is this a change in the law? There has been no change in the law but

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because it using acid as a weapon is a relatively new thing, so far these

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kinds of attacks haven't been mentioned in any of the guidelines

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suffered the Crown Prosecution Service was to do is clarify how the

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current law applies to this crime. What they are saying is that as an

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offensive weapon so it should carry the same sentencing is using or

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carrying a knife. Will we see any tougher sentences as a result? In

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reality at this stage probably not. Nothing has really changed here but

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what he Home Office is saying is that they have undertaken a wide

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ranging review of the law including sentencing and access to acid so

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this is when we could see a real change anyway these kinds of crimes

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are handled. In the opening night of London 2017

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will be giving from some of the capital's track and field stars

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going for glory at the home World Championships. Jamaica is taking

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over London this weekend. I am here at the O2...

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With the deadline up for people to have their say

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on what the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry should cover,

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tonight we hear from one survivor about her own very difficult journey

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She's been speaking to Michael Cowen.

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We first met you the day after the fire.

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We then met you a week after the fire.

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How far do you think you have moved on from that?

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I've gotten help through counselling.

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One thing you have told me that has been worrying you is the abuse that

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Grenfell survivors are getting from certain members of the public.

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What sort of abuse are we talking about?

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It is internet abuse, very nasty comments,

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People thinking we are having a free ride.

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It's people thinking we are taking advantage.

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We're not taking advantage, what are we taking advantage of?

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It's people thinking this person doesn't deserve to speak up just

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You said there have been some incredibly racist comments made.

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When you have been through what you have been through,

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how does it feel to see reactions like that from the public?

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It is scary because I feel scared to tell anybody now that I am

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from the tower because you don't know what the reaction will be.

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We didn't burn the tower by ourselves.

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Nobody wants to live in a hotel for a month or more than a month.

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So please, stop, whoever they are, stop.

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Though hurtful as it's the people are saying vicious racist things

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about the survivors? The only thing about the survivors? The only thing

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I can say is I wouldn't wish it on anybody, my worst enemy. It could

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happen to you tomorrow and I would be the one trying to lift you up.

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So please, stop, whoever they are, stop.

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Young people in care are amongst the most vulnerable in society.

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One in four homeless people have been looked

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And 70 per cent of sex workers have been in care.

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So five London councils have taken steps to offer financial

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help to ensure those who leave the care system

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They are quite vulnerable, so they are are facing things

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At just eight years old, the local council begin this man's parents.

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When he was old enough to leave care, the council

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After five years in my own place, I had to move.

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Just a few months later, bailiffs were knocking at his door.

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They said "police" when they knocked on the door.

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That was scary in itself, I wondered what I had done.

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When they said it was for council tax and the amount, I was dismayed.

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Many young people struggle leaving home to living on their own.

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But for young people leaving social care it is harder.

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For those living in London, one of the UK's most expensive

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That is why five councils have scrapped council tax for young care

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Tower Hamlets houses around 300 young care leavers.

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They are one of the councils exempting them from council tax.

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This will cost ?40,000 pery year - it is not a massive amount out

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of the council budget and it will make a massive difference

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to those young people until the age of 25.

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We showed a leading charity some of the experiences of the young care

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50% of councils are not providing financial education.

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If you are managing a household budget at 18,

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responsible for council tax, you need more support to make that

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He hopes care leavers across the capital will benefit

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The little help that you do for them, it will really benefit

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them and put a smile on those young faces.

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We know the capital is used to hosting some

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of the biggest sporting events, but the World Athletics

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Championships has never been held here, until now.

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Some of the biggest stars in track and field -

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including a certain Usain Bolt - will be taking to the track later

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tonight at London Stadium, where we can join Chris Slegg

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a helicopter you can probably hear about me is no doubt getting a deal

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shots of the opening ceremony that is in full swing right now. Usain

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Bolt and Mo Farah was competing on the last major championships

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tonight. Mo Farah grew up on the outskirts of the capital, lets you

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know from some of London's other athletes who have the honour of

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competing at a former world champion ships.

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Croydon's Martyn Rooney goes in the 400 metres but his best

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chance of a medal comes in the relay.

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He is part of a team hoping for better luck

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after being controversially disqualified in Rio de Janeiro.

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People laughed at us when we said we were trying to win it.

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I genuinely thought we were good enough to beat

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It took a couple of months to get over that, it

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But we have a great opportunity in London.

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Dina Asher-Smith is fit to compete after breaking her foot in February.

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She helped carry athletes' kit at London 2012 when she was just 16.

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But you have to grow up fast in athletics.

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When I got selected, I thought this is my third

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To be here and to be in some sort of shape, I'm so grateful,

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21-year-old Reece Prescod stunned everyone by winning the British

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The trial was probably one of the best days of my life so far.

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Probably the highlight of my athletics career.

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I had visualised that day and that is what I'm going to try

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Having missed out on London 2012, after being injured trampolining,

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Asha Philip can't wait for the chance to compete at a home

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It's my hometown, literally east-ender, so all my family

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I cannot wait to hear that crowd, honestly.

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I actually did it, I'm going to London.

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It's ten days when dreams will be made and broken.

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Whatever happens, the memories of London 2017 will last a lifetime.

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An important step days for all of them and imported ten days ahead for

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athletics. Rocked by regular recent stripping scandals, Russia of course

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remain banned. I don't think anyone expects a completely cleaner world

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champ in chips but athletics has to show it is getting its house in

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order. London 2017 as a really important part to play here to help

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the sport itself restore its reputation. Thank you.

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Well Usain Bolt is not the only Jamaican pulling in the crowds

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in London this weekend - a festival celebrating

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Jamaica's independence from Britain is on at the O2.

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It's being headlined by reggae singer Freddie McGregor

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and Wendy Hurrell caught up with him earlier today.

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Here we are in the tent by the Thames.

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It is my favourite place to perform actually.

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I started in this country, and the kind of love I have

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got from this country, it's amazing and overwhelming.

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Freddie McGregor has been a few times to the capital

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This guy would speak to me in real nice Cockney.

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And then he will just burst out into this deep patois.

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Here, I see some nice juicy looking sugar cane.

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Everything that we love, mangoes, they are here.

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I bought a big bag of lychees yesterday.

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I enjoyed that watching telly last night.

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And of course he is not the only Jamaican attracting

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the crowds to the eastern half of London this weekend.

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He is a party kid, he likes to party, likes going out to dance,

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that's how he comes up with his famous pose

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because he is a dancer, he loves dance hall music,

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He is ending his career here in London the same

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I am really feeling sad about that, too.

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Because of the joy he has given us when we watch Bolt run

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We are surely going going to miss that big-time.

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So London will see him off this weekend, along

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Let's get a check on the weekend weather with Ben Rich.

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A bit mixed. The story for this weekend is more of the same. It

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hasn't been the most inspiring week of weather. Some showers, some sunny

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spells as well. Captured by some other weather watchers. Many places

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had a largely dry day was not too many showers. Through the weekend a

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mixture of sunshine and showers, some heavy showers tomorrow. Cool on

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balance but Sunday is the day if you want reliable dry weather for much

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of the time. Through tonight, largely dry, showers fading away,

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clear spells, not particularly cold. Texture is down to 14 or 15.

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Tomorrow doesn't start to badly, largely dry ice age from the passing

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light shower. Sunny spells but then these heavy downpours swinging from

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the west, some heavy, some flashes of lightning and thunder, maybe some

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hail but there will be some sunny breaks in between and temperatures

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around 20 or 21. At the World Championship, it could well catch a

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shower at times, don't take this too literally. It may not necessarily be

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at two o'clock but through the afternoon we might see some showers

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fading away into the evening. Saturday night does look

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dry. It is a little ridge of high dry. It is a little ridge of high

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pressure building which means settled weather and a cool start to

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Sunday morning. If you a lot about Italy on Sunday ten teachers could

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be around nine or ten if you live out of town, perhaps 13 in the

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centre of London. Sets us up for a lovely day on Sunday, a lots of

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sunshine around through the morning, extra cloud developing into the

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afternoon but it should spoil things to much and it will stay dry through

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daylight hours. 19 to 21 degrees, feeling fairly pleasant and the

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sunshine. For the Community Shield at Wembley, mainly dry, spells of

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sunshine and into the start of next week rather cloudy with some rain at

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times. Sunshine and showers through the weekend.

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to Northern Ireland, the Irish Prime Minister says every

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aspect of life there, could be affected by Brexit --

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and warns against economic barriers between the UK and Ireland.

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The man investigating claims Russia interfered in the US

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Presidential election has convened a Grand Jury -- the first step to

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President Trump dismisses the investigation.

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BA, Easyjet and Ryanair are warning holiday-makers of long

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delays at European airports, ahead of one of the busiest travel

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Extra security checks are being blamed.

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That's it, I'll be back later during the ten o'clock news,

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but for now from everyone on the team have a lovely evening.

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Experience the power of the BBC Proms.

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# Oh, lullaby of Birdland, that's what I... #

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to jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie,

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in the centenary year of their births.

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You guys can throw anything you want at me and I'm ready for it.

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Being on stage or screen doesn't faze these celebrities.

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But how will they manage on MasterChef?

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You need a bigger toaster. Do you think?

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It will be tasty. Are you telling me?

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Are you letting me loose with a blowtorch? Argh!

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You guys can throw anything you want at me and I'm ready for it.

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