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No more money for the Fire Brigade - The Government rejects the Mayor's
request for financial help following the Grenfell disaster.
Sadiq Khan has been elected the Mayor of London,
he fully understands the situation in London.
If he's making that call, he's doing it for a reason,
The Government says they have the resources they need.
Tributes are paid to a sixth form student from Buckinghamshire
who died during a school trip to South America.
Two trapped passengers are cut free by firefighters after a bus crashes
We look at one how one of the cinematic
treasures of the 1930s is being given a new lease
London Fire Brigade won't receive any more money from the Government
to fund life-saving equipment following the Grenfell tragedy -
He'd written to the Home Secretary asking for help to buy,
among other things, new breathing apparatus for firefighters
But Amber Rudd says they have the resources they need
and it's up to City Hall to decide how it's spent.
Jeremy Corbyn has told this programme he wants
Here's our political correspondent Karl Mercer reports.
The Grenfell fire led to calls for London's
They had to borrow an aerial ladder from Surrey and
a drone from Kent to help tackle the blaze.
London's Fire Commissioner then drew up a list of new equipment
Top of the list, three new aerial platforms,
1200 new breathing apparatus sets and
two new drones, along with more masks,
The mayor has said he will raid savings to pay for now,
but wants the Government to cover the cost.
I've had, this week, an initial response from the Home Secretary
which I regret to say is not encouraging and stresses
that it is a matter for the GLA to manage
within its existing funding arrangements.
This is the letter the Home Secretary sent to the mayor.
"Funding of the Fire Brigade is a matter for you,"
and says City Hall already gets enough money from Government.
She signs off with, "Best wishes, Amber."
The message from the Home Secretary to the mayor is a blunt one.
She said, in the wake of the Grenfell fire,
if London's Fire Brigade wants more kit, City Hall will
The worry here at City Hall is that paying for it now will leave a black
hole in the finances in years to come.
How can we afford all this if the Government doesn't help?
I think this will be a serious problem in the future,
about balancing the books for the London Fire Brigade.
Let's fund our Fire Service properly and recognise how vital
I ask the Home Secretary, think again.
Sadiq Khan has been elected Mayor of London.
He will understand the situation in London.
He's making that call, he's doing it for a reason
The mayor says paying for the new kit could mean scenes
with the potential for fire station closures and the loss of jobs
as was seen three years ago, when similar savings had to be made.
The Home Secretary's letter says City Hall is getting enough money
So, any further response to this from the Government?
We were hoping to hear from you the Home Secretary or a Home Office
minister. In fact, we hold the Home Office at 745 this morning. They
didn't answer but dead at 510 give us a statement which ends by saying
that the governor told the mayor will ensure the London Fargo
continue to have the resources they need. Interesting, though, isn't it?
This is a battle over ?6 million, essentially. Which is small beer in
the big GLA budget and minuscule spreads the Government are
concerned. So while the fighting over it? Look at the mayor is
pushing his luck, perhaps, saying, I need money for them but we have had
that before, and we, money for police, and we had the Premier
League yesterday asking for more money to help please football
ground. The garments at turning around -- the Government turning
around and saying, when does it stop? Will be Mayor of London asked
for more money when there is a terror attack? But I think City Hall
arrayed that there is a potential further down the line, they said in
the piece, that it will be paid but there will be ongoing costs. They
think and poor use time, they may have a black hole bat in four use
time, they may have a buckle in the budget. The last time there was a
similar black hole, they had to lay off firefighters and close stations,
so something they are keen to avoid. Thanks for your insight.
An investigation's under way after a double decker crashed
into a shop in south-west London during this morning's rush hour.
Two passengers trapped onboard had to be cut free.
A nurse who was on the bus claims the driver told her
he had blacked out moments before the collision.
We can cross to Battersea now - and to our reporter Ayshea Buksh
Well, Lavender Hill has now reopened and traffic is flowing freely
through this area. But if you look across the road, you might be able
to make up the shop. Half of it is boarded up, the other half isn't. As
we came on air, just before we came on air, I spoke to someone who was
inside, looking at the damage created by the crash.
At the start of rush hour in south London, a devastating crash. A
passenger on this number 77 bus along Lavender Hill in Clapham
described how would you off the road and into a shop. There was a lot of
screaming on the bus. There was a lady in different right seat... You
could only see the upper half of her body, that was all you could see.
She was screaming for help, there was blood. I went to try to help
her, my first reaction was to try to pull her out, but it was physically
impossible, she was wedged in. It was then up to the London Fargo to
save her. She and another woman also on the top deck, were rescued using
specialist equipment -- up to the London Fire Brigade. We used a air
platform, it high vehicle we use to reach tall buildings, in this case,
one we have casualties trapped in the upper deck of a bus, we can use
it to provide a stable, safe platform to bring the casualties
down. Other passengers on board were treated by paramedics at the scene
and the driver was also taken to hospital. It has been claimed he had
some sort of seizure while driving the vehicle. I didn't see the bus
driver but I have heard from other passengers that a boss Trevor
blacked out. Another lady on the bus said that she saw him slack-jawed
with his eyes open. Noel was inside the shop as it hasn't yet open. --
no one was inside. It said in a statement that bottle with the
driver and passengers. As the buses slowly are meticulously taken away,
you can see the full extent of the damage and how the front top end of
the bus smashed into the side of the shop. Transport for London, along
with the Met police, now investigating what happened.
Well, the police have said that one of the injuries were
life-threatening or the changing. They will soon made an appeal for
anybody who may have been travelling in this area at the time, either on
the bicycle or in a car, if they had any footage they may have captured
do a dash cam or a helmet cam, to get in touch with them as soon as
possible. Many thanks for that update.
The Hakki treasure that no one even knew was there. We will take a look
around the Savoy cinema. Tributes have been paid to a sixth
form student from Buckinghamshire who died during a school trip
to south America. The 17-year-old was white water
rafting in Ecuador on Sunday The company which organised
the trip has now launched Yvonne Hall is in High Wycombe
with more details Yvonne. Well, it was just a few weeks ago
that a very excited group of pupils left the Royal school here in high
Wycombe to go on the trip of a lifetime to Ecuador. One of them was
a 17-year-old Matthew Richman, who loved to travel. On Sunday, his
parents were told he had drowned. Despite a desperate attempt of his
friends to try and save him. An investigation is underway, the whole
school community here is in deep shock.
His friends say he was caring and friendly and he loved travelling.
Last month, Matthew joined a world challenge expedition to do voluntary
work in Ecuador with fellow pupils and staff from the Royal Grammar
Then, on Sunday, Matthew's parents received the devastating news that
Today, the expedition organiser said:
Despite the tragic news, one body which
represents schools says that overseas trips are
There is always a risk, particularly after something
terrible happens like has happened today, but we kind of default to
a position of thinking that we can't send
children on any trips, they
I think parents would think, everybody would think, that
And what we have to do to remind ourselves that
all the procedures are in place, both from the school 's point
of view, the local authority point of view, and also from the
organisation that runs trips like the one we have heard about today.
In 2012, another pupil on a world challenge expedition
died while trekking in Morocco for stop Samuel's parents said they
would never have let him go if they had known in advance
about the arrangements for emergency care.
World Challenge says changes have been made since Samuel's death.
Well timed has pointed out that it organises hundreds of school trips
and the usually say. But it has said it will suspend white-water rafting.
An investigation is underway and authorities here are desperately
trying to get the school party home early so that they can offer them
support and counselling as they struggled to come to terms with this
horrific and sudden death of a very well loved young man. Back to you.
Thank you. Police hunting for a jogger
who knocked a woman into the path of a bus on Putney Bridge
have arrested a man. Caroline Davies is here
with the latest update. Many of us will have seen this
footage over the last few days, the CCTV, that is because it seems to
show such a shocking incident and many people have shared it on social
media. If we take a look now, it shows a man jogging across Putney
Bridge and he comes across a woman walking in the opposite direction
and that appears to picture into the road aren't all, in Catholic, the
bus here first overture. -- appears to push her into the road into
oncoming traffic. She walks away with the managers, thankful. The bus
stops, passengers get off to help the women and about 15 minutes
later, the job came back out along the road, back across Putney Bridge.
The woman tried to stop him and torture but he didn't acknowledge
her and continued on his run. So this CCTV has put out by the police.
-- the woman tried to stop and talk to him. The boys are trying to find
the manifold. And thus happened during a busy rush-hour? It did, it
was a Friday morning, plenty of traffic around, commuters walking
across the bridge, plenty of people that might have seen something to
stop since this footage has been put out there, the blues have said they
have had a very strong response and they were able to arrest a man this
morning. A 50-year-old man was arrested in an address in Chelsea.
This was on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. But we have had an
update since then that been released pending further enquiries. So please
to appeal for anyone who has any more information to come forward.
Extra bringing us up to date on that story. -- thanks for bringing us up
to date. Police believe a van driver may have
been killed on the M11 in Essex after a lump of concrete
was thrown from a bridge. Detectives say a 'brick size piece
of concrete' his windscreen between Junctions seven and eight
of the motorway near Birchanger just before five o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The man in his 60s lost control
of the van, veered off Three people have been
treated for minor injuries after an "unidentified
substance" was delivered in an envelope to a business
in London's Borough Market. The Metropolitan Police
said the incident is not People living on the canals
near Tottenham say more needs to be done to protect them after a spate
of violent attacks. There've been at least eight thefts
in just over a week, some of which saw people threatened
with knives or assaulted. Sophie and James
live on a houseboat. Last Thursday, they were coming home
when they were surrounded by a gang James told Sophie to run
and then he was attacked. First, punched me in the face a few
times and kind of push me over. I quickly got back to my feet
and managed to get Mike hands up I quickly got back to my feet
and managed to get --my hands up to protect my face and they carried
on punching me, you know, punching me in the side of the head
and on my arms and stuff like that. And they carried on doing that
for a bit while I kind And whilst that was going on,
they took my phone and my Fortunately, the incident
was interrupted by a So it could potentially have
been worse than that. Eight violent robberies have taken
place in the same area All the attacks took place along
this tow path between Clapton and Tottenham further
along the water. It was carried out
by a gang on bikes. All of them have
their faces covered. The victims described them
as black men in their late The police have now increased
their patrols in the area. We're taking it extremely seriously
and that is based on the level of violence that has been
used by these offenders. One of the victims had a knife
held to use the road. --One of the victims had
a knife held to his throat. All of the victims were punched
and kicked whilst they've been been on the floor, even
after relinquishing their property, and that sort of shows
and demonstrates the people For James and Sophie,
they feel it is time worse time For James and Sophie,
they feel it is time to improve safety on the tour
parts of London. I think police having
a better relationship with the boating community,
I think actively communicating with them, actively seeking our input,
and understanding that actually, lifestyle is a little different
and we do move regularly, but we still demand safety tow paths
and a safe area to losing Police are now urging anyone who may
have been the victim of a similar attack but haven't reported it yet
to come forward. Hi, I'm Marty McCutcheon and I will
be talking about my first album in 17 years. I had been away from the
business a long, long time so we have got a lot of catching up to do.
And the sunshine returned today, but with a loss for tomorrow? I will
have all the details just before 7pm, for the weekends and the week
ahead. They triumphed at the World Cup -
and 18 days on the spotlight back on women's cricket with the domestic
season beginning today. Lord's was sold out for the final
between England and India and more Now players and organisers
are hoping to capitalise on the game's newfound popularity -
as the Super League gets under way. It seems really
surreal now, I mean... Looking back on what could
be a landmark moment A World Cup triumph in front
of a full house at Lord's. Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver,
now back in action for their club Surrey,
certainly played their part. Certainly, the feeling around
cricket has changed. It is doing it has just been
massive, that Sunday back --It has just been massive, that
Sunday back in July was just crazy. So why should this be any different
from England's previous three Well, today, a woman's domestic
cricket match was televised live for the very first time in England,
as Sky showed Southern Vipers In the opening game
of the Super League season. Skype will broadcast
regular matches, including Surrey against Yorkshire,
at the Oval on Sunday. Yes, it's a big moment,
but it's kind of down to us to make sure we keep it exciting,
keep it current and, yeah, showcase some good
cricket going forward. So how much do these two World Cup
winners know about each other? Now, Tammy was voted World Cup
player of the tournament. --Tammy, in a T20 match
against New Zealand in 2013, what did Nat become the first
England player to do? Tammy and Sarah Taylor set
in new record for the highest ever partnership for World Cup wicket
at this summer's tournament. Tammy the winner on this occasion,
but when it comes to the upcoming And England, ladies and gentlemen,
our World Cup winners! Like the World Cup, they hope to
be sharing in the glory. Whether you're watching films
outside, at immersive events or at one of the new cinemas
popping up, there does seem to be a resurgence of
the silver screen in London. It hasn't always been so -
in the decades after the cinema boom of the 30s, many theatres
fell to ruin. One in Hackney has recently been
discovered after 30 years. Wendy Hurrell has been to see it -
before it begins a new life. Over a million bricks had to be
placed, and hundreds of tonnes of London's newest cinema in 1932 being
built in the modern style in Morden. You on your doorstep is a future
equal to any new West End, indeed, the world. This was a golden era for
the silver screen. And by 1934, there were around 400 cinemas across
the capital. But then tastes changed. We wanted bingo and bowling
or just a stay at home with the newfangled entertainment,
television. Today, there are just over 100 movie theatres in London.
And so many of those grand art deco buildings if they survived at all
have been engulfed, neglected and forgotten. You wouldn't even guess
as you walk down Stoke Newington Road that this was once the Savoy
cinema, cluttered as it now is by shop front and use, amongst other
things, as a snooker hall. But inside, the balcony of the main
story has somehow survive, having lain undiscovered for more than an
sparred 30 years. -- main auditorium. Among the pungent pigeon
to and peeling paint, it's faded luxury as ever, the faded panels,
the Art Deco architectural features. If you like you're an archaeologist
coming into some ancient tomb or some thing like that. It's just the
fact it's arrived in London -- survived in London were property is
at such a premium, and so many beautiful old art deco cinemas are
being demolished, this is an incredible survivor. It is such a
kind of like sleeping beauty waiting to be discovered. The Savoy was wake
up and be restored as a cultural hub. Wielder Inuit throat singers
when they enter these visual artists another, Latin America, Desert blues
players, yes to bring artists of holiday from all over the world,
prevented an -- present them on stage here, in the diverse community
of Hackney. She went from soap star to pop star
- but then Martine McCutcheon says The former EastEnders
actress has opened up about her years of ill health,
sometimes struggling Now, at the age of 41, she's hoping
to make a career comeback. It was the last in a
long line of things! From finding fame as barmaid
Tiffany in Eastenders # This is my perfect moment with
you #. ..Martine McCutcheon shot to stardom
on stage, on-screen. There were times that I just
couldn't get up and move at all. And the one thing that
I could do that cost nothing She had been diagnosed with
ME and Lyme disease, but as she wrote about the difficult
times, an idea for a new album # Kicking the stars
Around the constellation # Nothing's as wild
as my imagination #. Aptly titled Lost And Found,
the songs tell the story Do you feel quite vulnerable
putting it out there? All this stuff that I, you know,
that was so personal to me But I also think that is probably
why it's connected so well. Because there are a lot of people
that go out, kind of go out there in this world
pretending to have this brave, perfect face and that can sometimes
be crumbling inside. And hopefully, they can
own the songs and make them their own and they will relate
to some of the stuff. So hopefully, some good has come out
of the dark times, you know. She credits her husband,
songwriter Jack McManus, I do love driving up the A3
and just starting to feel the softness of Surrey and,
you know, you think to yourself, God, it's taken a long
time but how lucky am I? You know, how lucky am I,
got my lovely family and my lovely Now what a difference
a day makes - Helen's Howls and easy on August eight it
will rain from dawn till dusk? But it was truly abysmal yesterday.
Tonight, we have a meter shower and because we have had dry weather, you
should have a good view. If you're up that late, that early. We have
had lots of wonderful weather watcher pictures sent in today. This
is a little earlier, Walton on Thames, a vastly different day. That
said, we do have a few sharp showers left over in Kent this morning, it
hasn't been dry and plain sailing for everyone, but from us, it has
been a nice enough day. A fine evening for the athletics, a finite
as well, quite cool by the time we get to dawn like it was this
morning. Could even be some mist and patchy fog around in some areas,
perhaps around the M 25. Lots of sunshine to start the day, the
sunniest part of the UK, because we got cloud gathering in from the
west. Pride and what can, but by tea-time, we will see some rain up
in Buckinghamshire. Some sunshine, 22 hour tomorrow. And good news if
you're heading to the athletics, though by the evening, there could
be some patchy rain, but not like it was yesterday evening. What about
further ahead? As we had through Friday night that patchy rain makes
its way across the London region, let's take a few hours after sunrise
to clear, but the weekend looks for the most part pretty decent. There
will be the odd shower coming to on the breeze on Saturday and attention
for a time on Sunday, but temperatures will get to around
average for the time of year, pleasant as well with light winds
and a little ridge of high pressure returning as we have had today. Come
Sunday, it looks prior silver -- drier still. Doesn't really bad at
all, a better patchy rain which tomorrow. Thank you.
The National Crime Agency says the scale of modern slavery is far
It estimates there are tens of thousands working in many
sectors, including agriculture, construction and domestic Labour.
Around 1700 thousand eggs enter the UK from potentially contaminated
Dutch farms. -- 700,000 X. The Food Standards Agency
said it's unlikely there Some sandwich and egg products have
been withdrawn from supermarkets. Jeremy Corbyn says the Government
should fund life-saving equipment in the wake
of the Grenfell Tower block tragedy. The Mayor sought financial help
from the Government but today it emerged that the Home Secretary has
rejected any assistance. Lots more on our Facebook page,
including the skinny house just over three metres wide
with a fat price tag. From me and all the team,
thanks for watching