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gales, then rather wintry weather on

the cards.

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That's all from the BBC News at Six

so it's goodbye from me

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Coming up on BBC London News.

so it's goodbye from me

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The Mayor's research warns Brexit

will harm the capital's economy

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for at least a decade.

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Critics say he's scaremongering.

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Sadiq Khan is a pro-remain

campaigner,

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has been a particularly

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prevalent peddler of Project Fear,

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and of course what we've seen today

is more of the same.

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The in Downing Street whether great

and good of the city met the Prime

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Minister and told Herbert London

needs to be made more attractive to

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business as the government heads to

the next stage of Brexit

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negotiations.

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Plus the M25 rapist given

seven life sentences

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is being considered for Parole -

a week after the decision to free

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six attacker John Worboys.

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Tonight - why this teenager

from Tottenham is making headlines.

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After setting foot on a boat

just four years ago -

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the 17-year-old is named

Young Sailor of the Year.

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And...

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As London's mime festival gets under

way we look at its enduring appeal.

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A very good evening

and welcome to the programme.

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Sometimes it can feel like another

week, and another report

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on the impact of Brexit.

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Today's research warns that London's

economy would suffer

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for at least a decade.

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The analysis from experts

commissioned by the Mayor predicts

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the loss of thousands of jobs

and billions in revenue.

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The findings have been dismissed

by his critics who've accused

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Sadiq Khan of scaremongering

and driving his own agenda.

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Here's our political

editor, Tim Donovan.

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Coach traditional finance be shaken

up by new ways post Brexit? At

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Canary Wharf a self-styled community

of more than 200 start-ups, new

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technological answers to old

financial questions. The report says

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a hard Brexit could lead to 29,000

fewer financial jobs by 2030. Both

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of these two have set up companies.

She helps banks, offering software

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to do audits and comply with

regulations. He challenges banks

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with an app and card enabling you to

send and spend money around the

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world. So far, no big worries here

of talent or investment drying up.

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We have become a global company and

British company. We see everything

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as a bed of roses, so we do not see

a struggle because of Brexit.

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Evidence shows access to capital has

not dried up and if any thing

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capital is coming in and it always

follows good businesses.

This report

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suggests if we stay as we are

London's economic output would be

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worth 510 billion but under a soft

Brexit, where we stay in the single

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market, but come out of the customs

union, the cost of the capital would

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be £4 billion 30,000 jobs

potentially lost. But in the

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worst-case scenario, a hard Brexit

with no Deal, London would be 11

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billion poorer and with 87,000 fewer

jobs created that if we stayed in.

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What is clear is the harder the

Brexit deal, the worse it is for

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jobs, the worst for investment

economic output.

The boss here says

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fears are exaggerated and London

wins from change.

This report is

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based on static assumptions but

London is dynamic and very good at

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change. It misses the opportunity to

consider the benefits and

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opportunities created as a result of

the changing relationship with the

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euro.

At a chemistry lab at UCL EU

funding pays for more than a tenth

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of research and the report warns

11,000 new jobs are jeopardised by

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hard Brexit in this sector.

Here

research programmes are guaranteed

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for hour. Uncertainty is troubling

and there is concern among staff we

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want to keep here doing brilliant

work they are doing and it is not

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clear yet what the longer term

impact will be. My biggest fear is

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it will start to undermine

relationships and collaboration is

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so important.

It is important to get

balance in reporting on this. We do

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not know what Brexit will look like.

Negotiations are ongoing.

This is

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scaremongering speculation. What is

found is high-value sectors like

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Fernandes make London more resilient

than the rest of the country but

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there is a warning that construction

and hospitality sectors of

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honourable because of the important

role played by EU workers, so far at

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least.

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Let's get more from our Brexit

reporter Katharine Carpenter

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in Downing Street, where

the Prime Minister is meeting

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London business leaders.

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Yes, it was like a who's who of the

city earlier as bosses from HSBC,

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Goldman Sachs, Barclays Bank,

arrived for this meeting with the

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Prime Minister. In recent weeks she

has sought to reassure them she is

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listening to concerns about Brexit

and to then need. We understand she

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told them they are a priority when

it comes to negotiations. We also

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heard that one of the things bankers

talked about was they need to make

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London more attractive as we head

into the negotiations. That they

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felt that some of our tax regimes

were punitive and could be sorted

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out. Back from the CEO of Barclays

but he said it was important the

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city worked with the government.

We

will be supportive of the UK

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Government and try to keep London as

a centre of finance globally is

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important. It is worth working for.

They were inside the meeting around

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an hour and a half. It is reported

one of the other areas they were

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keen to stress was the importance of

mailing the details of the

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transition period. That is key for

the City. Areas highly regulated, I

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am told, deadline people in the city

say is March, by March we need to

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know what the transition period will

looks like for it to have any real

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meaning for the city at all.

Many

thanks.

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Coming up later in the programme

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Delicious!

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Used to cooking for celebrities -

why the chef of one of London's top

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restaurants is catering

for pupils in Walthamstow.

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The man known as the M25 rapist,

who was given seven life sentences

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for attacks on women

and girls, has been

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referred for parole.

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It comes only a week after a public

outcry over the decision to free

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John Worboys who sexually assaulted

women in the back of his taxi.

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Louisa Preston has more on this.

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This comes on the back of the John

Worboys news that has caused

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controversy and there is development

which I will go into in a moment.

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Antoni Imiela was given seven life

sentences in 2004 for the rate of

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nine women and girls and five of his

victims were 14 years or younger

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with two being only ten years old

and he was called the M25 rapist

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because he attacked the women in

areas around the motorway. His DNA

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was put in the police DNA and he was

then convicted of another sexual

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attack in 1987. He was sentenced for

12 years for rape and indecent

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assault. It is reported any hearing

to decide his parole is unlikely to

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take place in the next six months.

You mentioned a development on the

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John Worboys case. Lawyers

representing the victims of John

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Worboys, the taxi driver who drugged

victims in the back of his cab. They

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are demanding prosecutors assess

cases for which he was not

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prosecuted. Last week the parole

board decided John Worboys would be

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released because he served the

minimum term of eight years and is

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now seen as not dangerous to society

but a letter from victims' lawyers

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said, as you would expect our

clients were shocked and dismayed to

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learn of John Worboys' imminent

release.

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John Worboys carried out more than

100 attacks but he was only

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prosecuted for 12 so lawyers want

CPS to look at all evidence with a

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view to maybe further prosecution.

We will have to wait to see what

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happens.

And Q.

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Every A&E department in London

failed to meet the four hour target

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for treating patients last month -

according to new figures

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released today.

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All 18 NHS Trusts in the capital

fell short of seeing at least 95%

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of people within the time limit.

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The worst offender was

the North Middlesex Hospital

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which only achieved just under 73%.

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A health care company says a woman

with a violent past who was employed

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as a carer and nearly

killed a 90-year-old

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was given the job because of

an "administrative error".

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Avant Healthcare Services says it

had failed to note carer

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carer Adeyinka's

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conviction for assault

on her personnel file.

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She was jailed for 21 years

for trying to murder Pamela Batten.

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The family of 21-year-old say

she could be jailed for more

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than two years in Dubai for simply

witnessing a fight.

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Asa Hutchinson, who is from

Chelmsford, has been charged

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with theft and assault in relation

to a brawl in a hotel lobby

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involving her friends in 2016.

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Her family say the accounts manager

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is being prosecuted simply

because she's the only one

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of the group left in the country.

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They are concerned CCTV evidence has

gone missing. As you can imagine, in

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this country, there is no chance

this sort of thing would happen. But

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to have the overriding piece of

evidence not available, or lost,

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just makes a joke of it all.

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A teenage victim of London's growing

knife crime has been speaking

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about the attack which left him

fighting for his life.

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He suffered appalling injuries

and lost a limb when he was stabbed

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in Dagenham last summer.

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about the attack which left him

fighting for his life.

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He suffered appalling injuries

and lost a limb when he was stabbed

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in Dagenham last summer.

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Today Tyler Dawson and his mother

wanted to warn young

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people about the dangers

of carrying a weapon.

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Alpa Patel reports.

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Graphic photographs of 18-year-old

Tyler Dawson as he fights for his

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life. His mother Kerry gave the

pictures to BBC London to show

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people what her son went through

after he was stabbed.

When he first

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went in, with all the tubes, that

was the most harrowing. That was

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life and death. We really did not

know if he would come through.

Tyler

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is lucky to have survived. He almost

died many times but lost his leg

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after being stabbed in the groin.

What has it been like to lose your

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leg?

You are restricted for

everything. You cannot walk, play

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football, ride a bike. You just

cannot do anything.

His mother says

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he also has a brain injury and has

lost all confidence.

Mostly I feel

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for him. I will do anything for him.

I feel for him because it is

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embarrassing. We has to have his mum

do this and that for him. Getting in

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and out of the bath, for example.

What 18-year-old wants their parents

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helping him in and out of the bath?

Tyler was stabbed at this spot in

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June, one mile away from his home. A

boy came up to him on a bike and

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stabbed him in the groin. His

attacker was sentenced to nine years

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and ten months in prison. His

attacker has just turned 18.

At the

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end of the day, whatever he would

have got, he is still walking with

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two legs, he still has his life

ahead of him when he comes out

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because he will still be a young

man.

Tyler is having physio and

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hopes for a prosthetic leg in the

future.

I would not like to see

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anyone going through this,

regardless. It is so horrendous.

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Life changing. Not just life

changing for him, it is also for and

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brothers and sisters.

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Overseas students contribute

billions of pounds to London's

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economy, according to new research.

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Around 55,000 students

come to study here every

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year from all over the world.

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It's estimated that

they generate around

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£4.6 billion per year

in the capital.

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That's through paying tuition

fees and living costs.

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Our education reporter marc Ashdown

has been to East London

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It is Nigeria versus India, the

venue University of East London,

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where international students make an

impact, so why choose here to study?

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In terms of quality, more knowledge

and doing more research as a

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student, I think the United Kingdom

is the best option.

For all Indian

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students, we love it, it is a great

place to know people from different

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cultures.

This is the first time the

costs and benefits the students from

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the EU and further afield who study

here have been assessed, but do

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students feel it is worth it?

It is

substantially cheaper than my

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country. I get more for my money.

In

the job market, if you come back

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with a UK degree it is highly

regarded.

The report estimates each

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student generates up to £100,000 a

year, and about 40,000 is course

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fees and living costs. £60,000

through indirect spending. On

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average every London resident

benefits to the tune of £549 every

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year from their spending. Which

flies in the face of some political

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rhetoric questioning their worth and

motives to be here.

I would love to

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go home and spread the knowledge I

am acquiring.

My plan is to take it

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back home and explain to people how

interesting it is to study here. It

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gives you opportunities to work in a

good company in Nigeria.

Experts are

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baffled why lucrative international

students are still in immigration

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figures, which the government is

desperate to reduce.

They need to

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take them out of the immigration

figures. They contribute to the

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economy and we want to grow

international numbers so in future

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trade deals, because following

Brexit, we will need support from a

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number of our partners and this is a

great way of doing it.

The Home

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Office has no plans to remove

international students from

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immigration figures. Today's report

shows how valuable it is to

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encourage more.

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Still to come before seven:

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Performance of physical comedy have

arrived in London from all over the

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world for this year's mime festival.

And after a couple of fairly dull

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days across the capital, I will be

telling you exactly when you can

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expect the next bit of decent

sunshine.

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That's coming up.

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Before that though, it's fair

to say if you grow up

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in inner-city London,

sailing might not be the most

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obvious sporting choice.

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But 17-year-old Montel Fagan-Jordan

from Tottenham has just been named

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Young Sailor of the Year.

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What's more...

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That's just four years after first

setting foot on a boat.

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Former winners include Sir Ben

Ainslie and Dame Ellen McArthur.

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Chris Slegg has been to meet him.

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A life on the ocean waves. For

Montel Fagan-Jordan, sailing is a

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passion and today at the London boat

show, the 17-year-old from Tottenham

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was named the National Young sailor

of the year. How did you feel when

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you heard you had won the Young

sailor of the year?

I was over the

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moon. My parents were both there and

they are so proud of what I have

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accomplished. Just to do that was an

achievement in itself.

This is quite

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some trophy, lift it up and show us

it. Some great names on there, Dame

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Ellen MacArthur and Ben Ainslie, how

does it feel to join them?

You see

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these names and you see what they

have accomplished and what they are

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doing now, and you're thinking you

can do the same thing if you are on

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the same plot as them.

Some view

sailing as an elite sport, Montel's

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success might help change that. At

his school, around 75% of pupils are

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classed as disadvantaged. Teacher

John Holt was determined to give as

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many of them as possible the chance

to go sailing.

We didn't do it for a

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long time because we thought it

would be a difficult sport to get

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into, we decided to try sailing

about four years ago. I know the

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students can get a lot out of it so

we decided to have a go.

Every

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Tuesday after school we would go to

a place close to our school, and

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whenever we can go to the south

coast we go there.

Did you see

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talent in him straightaway or has

surprised you how well he has come

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on?

There was clearly talent from

the early days and there were other

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students who were good at sailing as

well. The differences Montel has

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developed that tolerance by doing

numerous sailing trips, to a point

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where he's performing at a national

level.

What are your ambitious?

I

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want to get into racing on offshore

boats or any type of competitive

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sailing. Also to inspire a younger

generation to challenge themselves.

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There could be even more success on

the horizon for the talented

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yachtsmen.

Want to watch, congratulations to

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him.

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Next, many will be familiar

with Jamie Oliver's war on Turkey

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Twizzlers for schoolchildren.

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Today the head chef

of one of London's top

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restaurants, The Ivy,

gave primary pupils in Walthamstow

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tips on healthy cooking.

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More used to cooking

for celebrities; how did he fare

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with nine-year-olds?

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Victoria Hollins was there.

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I like that cutting.

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Very good cutting.

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Praise from one of the best.

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Good.

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Watch your fingers.

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Don't forget, if that was a sharp

knife that would cut your

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fingers, wouldn't it?

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Gary Lee is the top chef at one

of London's most famous

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restaurants, the Ivy.

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Today his clientele

is a little different.

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Year four at Woodside Primary

Academy in Walthamstow.

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A lesson not just in cooking

but in food itself.

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A lot of them didn't even

realise some of the things

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you can eat you could eat.

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So as an example, the dragon fruit.

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It's nice to see their

little faces like that.

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Does it make them excited

about food, then?

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Oh, God yeah, very much so.

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I think this whole setup

here is absolutely fantastic.

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Good girl, well done.

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See?

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Today on the menu is one of 36

recipes that all children here,

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from reception to year six,

will learn to cook.

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Who's next?

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This isn't just about teaching

children how to cook,

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it's about giving them an enthusiasm

for food, an enthusiasm

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for healthy food.

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It's really different

than what I eat at home.

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In the future hopefully

I will make some.

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I really like how I learned to use

the pan because I don't really get

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to use the pan at home.

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I have the recipes and I

have the ingredients.

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Do you think your family might start

to like them as well?

0:20:570:21:01

My family does like them

and they appreciate it.

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Almost 40% of children leaving

primary school in London

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are obese or overweight,

more than anywhere else in the UK,

0:21:050:21:08

but the aim of these classes isn't

just to educate children

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in healthy eating.

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Walk up and down Wood Street,

you see fast food place

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after fast food place,

pizza kebab shops.

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It's really important

for children to understand

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the process of cooking.

0:21:220:21:26

No seeds in there whatsoever,

and it's all still whole.

0:21:260:21:29

When you cook, you can do maths,

science, home ec, growing,

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all sorts of the curriculum can be

tied into cooking lessons

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you see behind you.

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Before they didn't eat

vegetables at home.

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Now, here we have a lot

of progress now.

0:21:420:21:46

We try today one vegetable,

tomorrow another one, but before

0:21:460:21:48

that can I do myself them.

0:21:480:21:50

So, with the dish finished

after half an hour of kitchen time,

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what's the verdict?

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ALL: Delicious!

0:21:530:21:54

Victoria Hollins, BBC London news.

0:21:540:22:01

Now if you take a look

at these famous faces -

0:22:010:22:04

Charlie Chaplin, Rowan Atkinson,

Kate Bush - they all have

0:22:040:22:06

something in common...

0:22:060:22:07

Here's a clue - they've all

studied or performed mime.

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And as fans of the London

International Mime Festival

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will tell you, there's much more

to mime than meets the eye.

0:22:120:22:15

Here's Wendy Hurrell.

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PHONE RINGS.

0:22:210:22:22

Ruck's leather interiors,

you're speaking with Grareth Krubb.

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It's a measure of just how

international a festival has got

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when New Zealanders are part

of the programme.

0:22:290:22:35

Trygve and Barnie were a hit

at the Edinburgh Fringe,

0:22:350:22:39

now they've brought their show,

Different Party, to the Soho Theatre

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for this annual celebration

of mime in the capital.

0:22:410:22:46

I'm terrified to look behind me,

I have no idea what they're

0:22:460:22:49

getting up to there,

but if it's anything to go by -

0:22:490:22:52

the usual stuff they are doing -

it will be very cheeky.

0:22:520:22:55

They'd like to talk

to you about the KPIs.

0:22:550:23:00

It's really something -

because it's not language-based -

0:23:000:23:03

it's something that appeals

to people who don't have English

0:23:030:23:05

as their first language.

0:23:050:23:06

So something like 54%

of our audience don't

0:23:060:23:08

identify as British.

0:23:080:23:12

Because it's...

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what you see is more

important than what you hear,

0:23:130:23:15

it is so accessible and a really

kind of wonderful art form.

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Over at Shoreditch

Town Hall, a workshop.

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It's for professional

performers to learn the art

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of mime, which is...

0:23:330:23:36

To make or project something

else with your body.

0:23:360:23:38

An idea, an emotion,

a state of mind.

0:23:380:23:40

Anything really.

0:23:400:23:41

Mime is that making and creating

those metaphors onstage.

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Not to replace words by silly

gestures, but to say something else.

0:23:430:23:48

So within the festival

there are many different messages.

0:23:480:23:51

And they will be expressed

through a vast variety

0:23:550:23:57

of styles, including circus.

0:23:570:24:01

It's not just in Soho you will find

mime over the next three weeks;

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the festival includes performances

at The Platform, Peacock,

0:24:040:24:07

and Jacksons Lane theatres,

along with the Barbican

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and Sadler's Wells.

0:24:100:24:13

Plenty of places to see that

mime is a little more

0:24:130:24:16

than white gloved hands.

0:24:160:24:17

Wendy Hurrell, BBC London news.

0:24:170:24:25

Time for a check on the

weather with Phil Avery.

0:24:250:24:29

Not sure what that is behind you.

Join the club! I have been

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completely underwhelmed by the

weather and I am the guy that has

0:24:360:24:40

got to sell it as well.

It is OK!

The shard is 116 feet high and you

0:24:400:24:52

can't see the top of it. I haven't

seen the sun for about two days and

0:24:520:24:57

I'm beginning to feel it slightly.

There was a

0:24:570:24:59

I'm beginning to feel it slightly.

There was a lot of cloud across the

0:25:000:25:01

eastern side of the British Isles

today, the best of the sunshine out

0:25:010:25:04

west. There we are, overnight quite

a bit of cloud around. It's already

0:25:040:25:14

murky across the north-east of our

region. Overnight the prospect of

0:25:140:25:20

low cloud and fork will be across

the western side of our area,

0:25:200:25:26

Buckinghamshire towards Berkshire

perhaps, and it could be tricky

0:25:260:25:29

first up if you are travelling.

Don't hold me to those gaps in the

0:25:290:25:34

cloud, where we might see

brightness, but it is transitory.

0:25:340:25:40

There will be the odd spot of rain.

Not too much in the way of breeze,

0:25:400:25:46

this quiet spell of weather

continues apace. On Friday evening

0:25:460:25:50

there won't be an awful lot of

breeze around but I think it will

0:25:500:25:54

creep up as we get into the first

part of Saturday. There may be just

0:25:540:25:57

enough in the way of breeze to keep

the fork at bay so it will be a

0:25:570:26:02

fairly quiet start again to the

weekend. More in the way of breeze

0:26:020:26:06

as we get on through the day, hoping

to break up the cloud. You can see

0:26:060:26:11

lurking behind me the island of

blue, that is tied in with the

0:26:110:26:15

weather front. You are probably

thinking just in time for the

0:26:150:26:21

weekend he has weather front to

bring cloud and rain, but actually

0:26:210:26:24

it's making slow progress and by the

time it gets to us, having dumped

0:26:240:26:27

its rain to the west, we may end up

with a band of thicker cloud if that

0:26:270:26:33

is indeed possible. If you have a

plan to the weekend, I don't think

0:26:330:26:37

my weather will get in the

0:26:370:26:39

plan to the weekend, I don't think

my weather will get in the way of

0:26:390:26:39

your plans.

Gosh, the weather has upset you!

0:26:390:26:44

Thank you.

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Recapping the main headlines:

A letter signed by 68 senior doctors

0:26:450:26:50

who run A&E departments have written

a letter to the Prime Minister

0:26:500:26:53

claiming patients are dying

in hospital corridors

0:26:530:26:55

because of compromised safety

and intolerable conditions.

0:26:550:26:59

The Government's published

its long-awaited 25-year

0:26:590:27:00

environment strategy.

0:27:000:27:01

A key part of the plan

is to eliminate avoidable

0:27:010:27:04

plastics by 2042.

0:27:040:27:05

More retail figures

for the Christmas period have come

0:27:050:27:08

out today showing that Tesco

and John Lewis had solid sales

0:27:080:27:10

figures over the festive period.

0:27:100:27:13

Marks & Spencer's saw a fall

in sales for its clothing

0:27:130:27:16

and food divisions.

0:27:160:27:23

And research commissioned

by the Mayor warns Brexit will harm

0:27:230:27:25

the capital's economy for at least

a decade with the worst

0:27:250:27:28

impact from a hard Brexit.

0:27:280:27:29

Critics accuse of him

of scaremongering.

0:27:290:27:31

That is it for now,

thanks for watching.

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More from the London

newsroom at 10.30pm.

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And you're welcome of course to get

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From all of us here,

have a lovely evening.

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