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Now on BBC One, let's join our news

teams where you are.

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Coming up on the programme...

teams where you are.

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Why the Mayor is giving cash

to youth services to try and tackle

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growing knife crime in the capital.

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One of my friends, on his way home,

got stabbed in his face and the back

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of his leg. So that was really

scary, because it's so close to

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home.

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Also ahead tonight...

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We reveal the rising cost

of becoming a British citizen -

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and how it's leaving some young

Londoners struggling with debt.

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Towed overnight to the Essex coast -

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the World War II bomb

which closed City Airport

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yesterday will be detonated

when the weather improves.

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Plus...

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When dancing meets dining

in a theatrical way:

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The new production where

the audience is actually

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encouraged to eat.

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A very warm welcome

to BBC London News.

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Fatal knife attacks are all too

common across the capital,

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with 17 happening since the start

of the year.

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In a bid to tackle the problem,

the Mayor has announced millions

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of pounds for youth services.

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The Young Londoners Fund will give

the cash to charities and groups

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who work to try to stop violence -

but will it be enough?

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Charlotte Franks reports.

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Some of the Londoners

who lost their lives last year

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after being stabbed to death.

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There were 80 victims in total.

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Many were just teenagers.

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For 19-year-old Gabrielle,

knife crime is an issue

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very close to home.

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Not long ago, one of my close

friends, on his way home

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outside the hospital,

got stabbed in his face

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in the back of his leg.

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When I was on my way to the hospital

to see him, I was so scared.

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Like, I didn't know what to expect.

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It's scary, because it's like,

why do people feel like it's OK

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to just go out there and do

things like that?

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There's been a 23% increase in knife

crime across the capital.

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Today, the Mayor met young people

at a centre in Bermondsey,

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where he announced he will be

investing £45 million over the next

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three years into youth services,

in the hope that it will help

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tackle the issue.

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It gives young people a place to go,

so they're not on the streets,

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getting influences from bad places.

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People have the option to come

here and have a safe zone

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to go if they need it.

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The money will come

from a combination of council

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tax and business rates,

but the news comes just a day

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after a warning that Met Police

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could drop as low as 27,000.

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Does it make sense to be spending

£45 million on projects like these

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when we have just heard that police

numbers are going to be reduced

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significantly in London?

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I'm not going to apologise

for investing in young people.

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This is an investment

for the future.

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I'm investing in police as well.

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We have had the biggest roll-out

of body-worn videos in the world

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across London last year.

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I announced additional sums

to the police last week.

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We have also ringfenced some of that

towards dealing with knife crime.

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In their fight against knife crime,

the Metropolitan Police carried out

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dawn raids this morning

across Westminster to confiscate

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knives and target repeat

knife crime offenders.

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It's about keeping young people

safe during half term.

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That's the focus of this

week's activity for us.

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A lot of young people

and children are off school

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and it's about keeping safe.

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But workers in Bermondsey say

the answer to solving knife crime

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begins at grassroots level,

with outreach programmes

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key to their success.

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What we are doing here

is preventative work.

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We are not waiting

for problems to come.

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We are preventing young people

from getting to where

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they don't need to get to.

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Once they get in there, the

unforeseen consequences are huge.

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Most of the Mayor's funding

will be available for local

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organisations to bid for.

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It is hoped it will prevent more

young people in London

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from becoming a victim in future.

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Ayshea Buksh is at a youth project

in Hackney this evening.

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Are you getting a sense

of whether this money will make

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a difference to the work there?

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I think any extra funding for any

youth project in the capital is

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welcome. I'm inside The Crib youth

project, which is in the heart of an

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estate in Hackney. They have been

working with young people here

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locally for nearly 20 years. I'm

joined by Kelly Reed, one of the

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coordinators here. Tell us what you

do here?

The Crib delivers lots of

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workshops in and around London. We

have a workshop in schools where we

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interact with young people about

knife crime. We also deliver the

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parents' voice initiative, which is

important. We help parents identify

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risky behaviour. It's important to

include the whole family and not

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just the young people.

And how

important an announcement is this of

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£45 million of extra funding for

youth services?

It is excellent

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news. Literally, having this

funding, we know that The Crib as an

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organisation will benefit from this,

but not just The Crib. It's

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organisations at a grassroots level

who have been struggling since the

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cuts to the council. So we are

really pleased.

And how difficult is

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long term funding?

When I read the

paper on the new funding that is

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coming out by the mayor, he

mentioned a three-year pot, which is

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excellent because we often go on

about the sustainability of

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projects. Five years would be

fantastic, but if three years is all

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we have got, that is what we will do

with. We will definitely be

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applying.

Thank you, Kelly. As you

heard, positive reaction to that

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announcement, but a long term

investment is also really needed for

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youth services.

Ayshea with reaction

to the news about the mayor's

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funding Hackney. Thanks very much.

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Coming up later in the programme...

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How hailing a bus on your phone

could be the next stop

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for commuters in the capital.

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BBC London can reveal how much

the Government has made by raising

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the cost of becoming

a British citizen.

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It's collected more than £800

million over the past six years.

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It can cost eligible applicants -

including children born in the UK -

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around £1,000 to register.

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But we've discovered it actually

only costs the Home Office

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about £300 to process it.

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They've told us the money

is reinvested to fund

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the wider immigration system.

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But as our Home Affairs

Correspondent Nick Beake reports,

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it's left some young Londoners

struggling with debts.

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Samson Adiola was born

in Nigeria and came to London

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with his family when he was five.

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He was entitled to British

citizenship, but never took it.

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But when he turned 18

he decided to apply because

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if he went to university

as an international student,

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he'd have to pay much more.

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He then found out that

officially becoming British

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would cost nearly £1,000.

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It was very difficult,

definitely for my mum,

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having to go around looking at where

she could get the money from.

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One of the main places we got help

from was the churcch and they put

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a substantial amount together just

to help us out.

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BBC London has learned the cost

of processing applications such

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as his was only £260,

a quarter of what he was charged.

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It's really kind of upsetting,

actually, that they are

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actually doing this.

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And for other people who may not

even be able to scrape

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that money together,

who are entitled, or have the right

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to British citizenship and can't put

forward the application

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because of the cost.

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It's really frustrating.

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We came for a workshop.

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Some charities which help families

gain British citizenship condemned

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the rising Home Office fees.

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To know that you have a right

to register as a British citizen,

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parliament has given you that right

and the Secretary of State is trying

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to profiteer and sell the benefit

that was given by Parliament as far

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back as 1983.

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It is a complete scandal.

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The Home Office told us it has not

been making any profit

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from these rising fees.

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It said any income generated

above the actual cost of processing

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an application goes into the budget

which helps protect the UK border.

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And so it actually reduces

the burden on the taxpayer.

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One thinktank labelled this yet

another stealth tax, although it did

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argue that applicants would benefit

from British citizenship

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in the long run.

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These people are coming in to become

British citizens and I suppose

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they should get used

to all these stealth taxes.

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One more big one like this maybe

won't hurt if they get the benefit

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of the National Health Service

and everything else.

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Ministers stress that

for the likes of Samson,

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taking British citizenship

is not compulsory.

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But he wanted a guarantee he'd

be able to stay here,

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although he now fears

others may also struggle

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to pay for that assurance.

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Nick Beake, BBC London News.

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Counter-terrorism detectives

were called to the Houses

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of Parliament today to investigate

a white powder sent in a letter.

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The package was sent to one

of the offices in the building.

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The substance was later found to be

harmless, but the office

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remains closed as officers

carry out investigations.

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Fire crews continue to damp down

once is left of the fire from the

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Latin Greenford.

Three warehouses

were damaged. It took more than 120

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firefighters to bring it under

control. Smoke could be seen for

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miles around. The cause is not yet

known.

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Transport for London has

announced it'll be expanding

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Night Overground services in North

London.

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They'll be extended to cover

Canonbury and Highbury and Islington

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stations from 23rd February.

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It means the Night Overground

will link with the Victoria Line

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night-tube for the first time.

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A free school in west

London which has only been

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open for three years

is to permanently close at the end

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of the academic year.

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Parents say they were only told

of the decision on the last day

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of term and are now faced

with the task of finding places

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for their children for September.

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Emma North has the story.

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A half term get-together, a chance

to have fun and see your friends.

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But at the end of this year, this

group will split up. Their primary

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school is closing.

When I found out

that my school was closing, I was

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speechless. The only word I said

was, why?

I miss my friends and I

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miss my teachers also.

Theirs is a

so-called free School, paid for by

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the government but ran by a group

called the Floriat trust. Floriat

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say they can't make the finances

work. Some parents are not

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convinced.

We have been fighting

with planning permission, with the

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borough, the Department for

Education and Floriat trust for the

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last three years.

This car park was

in much of the new school but a

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planning application never went in

and now there are claims that the

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children are caught up in a

political row.

They have been a

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financial guinea pig. It was a

business opportunity they tried to

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make work. They have decided that it

hasn't, so they shut it down. The

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trust blend the Council, the council

blamed the Department for Education.

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We have no idea where blame lies,

but it is our children that are

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suffering.

No one from Floreat would

be interviewed today, but they said

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a statement. We showed this to

Hounslow Council.

This is outrageous

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and factually incorrect.

Had this

planning application been submitted,

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do you think it would have been

approved?

Subject to planning

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committee approval, yes, because it

had the support of the council.

So

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were you surprised when the

application form didn't come in?

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Yes, we were expecting it.

So why

are the arguments flying? Free

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schools have often been the source

of bitter political battles.

It's

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been interesting watching the free

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schools such a mundane aspect, you

might say, trying to find premises

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for a school being such an obstacle.

This is a story that hasn't gone

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away. The government, which has a

big interest in making this look

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successful, hasn't been able to

solve the problem.

The parents have

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been promised meetings with both the

governors and the council, but

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whatever the reason for the school's

closure, these pupils seem more keen

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on playing proper games and less

keen on playing politics.

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Now, could hailing a bus

on the street soon give way

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to using your phone instead

and booking your seat in advance?

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That's what a private company,

backed by motoring giant Ford,

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has started doing on four

routes in south London,

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a move criticised

by transport unions.

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Gareth Furby can tell us more.

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Deli Brian lives in Shooters Hill,

and says public transport

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there isn't the best.

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I get a bus service.

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It runs regularly, but it is very

slow, and not too reliable.

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But now she's found an alternative,

a new service that she books

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onto using an app.

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And it's telling me there's

a Chariot 6-8 minutes away.

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That's my ticket.

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The pick-up point is also marked

on the app, and a few minutes later,

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her journey to work begins.

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Morning!

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Morning.

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It's an idea that started

in California and has now come

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to London, with four routes starting

to operate within

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the past fortnight.

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We were delighted that

Transport for London approved

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the routes that we are taking,

because they recognise there

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are areas where they are underserved

by public transport.

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So we think that what we are

putting in naturally

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complements public transport.

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But a bus workers' union is worried

it could lead to this,

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the fierce competition

for passengers that was seen

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in London before 1933,

when public control was introduced.

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This is effectively going back 100

years, when you could come out

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with a bus and pick people up

if that's what you wanted.

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We are going to have a series

of routes now where bus drivers

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will be paid the London living wage,

which is considerably less

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than the average bus driver now,

who would earn about £28,000.

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I just stop at the bus stop here.

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But Daniel has chosen to work

for the new company, and for 12

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years, he was a London bus driver.

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He says it does mean a pay

cut for him of around

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£6,000, but it's worth it,

because the working

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conditions are better.

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Here you work Monday

to Friday, and you have

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Saturday and Sunday off.

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The London bus network carries over

6 million trips a day.

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This is very much at

the margins of that.

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And we are seeing whether this can

be a complement to potentially

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strengthen that network.

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And back with Deli, the new service

may be costing her a bit more,

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but she is happy to pay.

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It is £2.40 per journey,

which is about 90p more

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than I currently pay on the bus,

which I find is excellent

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value for money.

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The buses get overcrowded under

constant stopping and starting is

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frustrating.

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Probably saves me about 20 minutes

on my journey time in the morning.

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She says she will never take

a bus from home again,

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and in a few months we will know how

many other Londoners

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are joining her.

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Gareth Furby, BBC London News.

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Still to come this

Tuesday evening...

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I'm at an event that combines

singing, socialising and sticky

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ginger pudding.

And today it was

pretty cold out there, but there was

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something drier and milder on the

way through the coming days. I will

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have all the details later on.

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The World War II bomb

which forced the closure

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of London City Airport yesterday has

been towed to the sea off Essex.

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The weather hampered efforts for it

to be detonated today.

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A second empty shell

was discovered further along

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Tolu Adeyoye has more.

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Through the night, the Royal Navy

moved to work to move the unexploded

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500 kilogram German World War II

bomb that grounded flights for an

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entire day in London City Airport.

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As City reopened this morning,

preparations were being made to

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detonate the bomb, which had been

towed to Shoeburyness on the Essex

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coast.

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About ten hours, driving very slowly

and carefully down the

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Thames.

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They've just put it on to the sea

bed, very gently and they

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are now guarding it,

keeping a watch on it

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while we prepare

the

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explosives to strap onto the bomb

and then we'll hopefully detonate

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the bomb.

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It's estimated there are still

thousands of unexploded bombs

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in and around London.

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Just this morning

a suspected device that

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turned out to be a shell was found

near the Dartford Crossing.

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This is a map of London

showing where the

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bombs fell during the Blitz.

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These are only the ones

that were known

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about at the time or have

been discovered since.

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Historians say industrial

areas and ports were

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first targeted but the bombing soon

spread to civilian areas.

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Really anywhere around

London and along the

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Thames, heavily populated

areas, were targets.

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And the problem with that is

they are the areas that are

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now being redeveloped and rebuilt

and that's where we're discovering

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so many more bombs now.

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What happens if the bomb goes off.

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There will be a big

noise and quite a lot of

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damage.

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Accepted wisdom on how to dispose

of the bombs has changed

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over the decades.

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This footage shows how

some experts were quite

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literally working in

the dark when a mine

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was discovered

in the Thames in 1957.

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What's it been like down there?

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You're shivering with cold.

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It is jolly cold.

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Have you been able to see

what you've been doing?

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No, you can't see a thing.

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Well, how have you

been working, then?

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Just by touch.

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Modern disposal methods are more

sophisticated and controlled

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explosions have become more common.

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The weather has meant

delays to today's planned

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detonation so we'll

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have to wait a little

longer for the Big Bang.

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When was the last time

you stayed in a youth hostel?

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I'm guessing - it probably

didn't look like this.

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A capsule-style dormitory with just

enough room for a bed

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and everything you need

inside a self-contained pod.

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They've been popular

in Japan for years -

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and Thomas Magill has been

to Borough to see if they'll

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take off in the capital.

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NEWSREEL: After a good night's rest,

another day lies ahead.

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Getting a good night's

rest is not as easy as

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you might think the many travellers

at some of the capital's youth

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hostels.

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Squeaky beds, people rustling

plastic bags at five in the

0:19:420:19:45

morning when they have

to catch an early flight.

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Smelly feet!

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Now one company that

runs seven budget-style

0:19:520:19:54

hostels across London has come up

with a solution which they hope will

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solve the problem of

sharing with strangers.

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Here we have introduced the first

capsule hostel in the UK.

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We need to up our game

in terms of hostelling.

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It is such a cool concept,

and as more and more people

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understand that hostels are great

play to travel to, we need to up our

0:20:130:20:16

game and elevate our product.

0:20:160:20:19

So we thought we would

be the first to

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give it a go.

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Capsule style accommodation,

coming to Shanghai.

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It might be new in London, but

sleeping capsules have been around

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for a while in Japan.

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For travellers who don't

mind a bit of a squeeze.

0:20:280:20:30

But can they work here?

0:20:300:20:31

Aiden is on holiday.

0:20:310:20:33

He's Australian and has already

spent one night cooped up

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inside a capsule.

0:20:360:20:37

I have stayed in other hostels

and I have stayed in

0:20:370:20:39

cheap ones and expensive ones.

0:20:400:20:41

But with the bunk beds,

some of them can

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get pretty loud at night,

whereas this one is the same price

0:20:430:20:46

as your normal hostel places,

but you can

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come here and it's dead quiet

at night, so you get a good sleep.

0:20:480:20:54

This is just one of 26

pods in the dormitory.

0:20:540:20:57

If they prove popular amongst

travellers like Hayden,

0:20:570:20:59

bosses say more could be

created not just here,

0:20:590:21:04

but at the company's other

hostels across the city.

0:21:040:21:06

And just because they

are small, doesn't

0:21:060:21:11

mean to say they are basic.

0:21:110:21:12

For around £30 a night,

you get all mod

0:21:120:21:14

cons sought by today's savvy

travellers, like air conditioning,

0:21:140:21:17

USB points and mood lighting

at the touch of a button.

0:21:170:21:20

But some have suggested it

could be like sleeping

0:21:200:21:22

in a coffin.

0:21:220:21:23

Hayden, over to you.

0:21:230:21:26

For people who would be

concerned about being

0:21:260:21:28

claustrophobic, it wouldn't be

0:21:280:21:29

problem.

0:21:290:21:30

I'm not a small guy and I have

plenty of room, so it's good.

0:21:300:21:38

There might be no room

service for Hayden and

0:21:380:21:40

the others, but there

is

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a free breakfast in the morning.

0:21:410:21:47

You can make up your own mind about

that.

0:21:470:21:49

It's dinner and dancing

with a twist - a new production

0:21:490:21:52

has opened in Deptford,

to bring people together to think

0:21:520:21:54

and talk about food.

0:21:540:21:55

It's aimed at all generations

and will even be performing in care

0:21:550:21:58

homes across the capital.

0:21:580:21:59

Helen Drew has been

to the opening performance.

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A dance show like no other. May

contain food is an interactive

0:22:060:22:14

performance exploring people's

relationship with food. Everyone

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sits at dinner tables, some with

locally sourced or home grown food.

0:22:180:22:23

It is accessible and a good

experience. You think about food,

0:22:230:22:28

you laugh about food, you have a

sense of nostalgia about food and

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that's what we like to do. Full

immersion into the subject.

Our

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produce is all locally sourced.

People are encouraged to bring their

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own food from home and during the

show the performers get them to help

0:22:430:22:47

make a sticky ginger pudding that

they put in the oven.

I brought

0:22:470:22:52

grapefruit with cheese and

pineapple.

Lips because they are

0:22:520:22:58

early nice -- lives.

I brought wine

gums because they my favourite

0:22:580:23:03

sweets, I love them.

You can't go

wrong with them.

No!

It's not just

0:23:030:23:09

for children, the idea is to go in

to the community and interact with

0:23:090:23:12

all ages. This is the opening show,

at the Orkney in Deptford. A lot of

0:23:120:23:18

people in the audience are from an

arts club for people over 60 who

0:23:180:23:23

want to meet new people and try new

things.

It is different, convicted

0:23:230:23:27

of that, it makes a change. It

relaxes you and takes your troubles

0:23:270:23:31

away, for the time being.

Beautiful,

I think it should happen often. You

0:23:310:23:37

know, that people can have this, I

love it.

Have you ever seen anything

0:23:370:23:42

like this before?

Never seen

anything like it. White may contain

0:23:420:23:47

food, may contain you will tour

various locations across London and

0:23:470:23:52

we aren't until the end of March.

And the sticky ginger pudding? Ready

0:23:520:23:57

at the end of the show.

0:23:570:24:03

I hope she brings some back. Cheese

cocktail sticks, very retro.

Cheese

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and pineapple would do me very

nicely.

0:24:090:24:12

Let's get the latest

on the weather, shall we?

0:24:120:24:14

What food for thought have I got?

Something drier, quieter and milder

0:24:170:24:22

as we go into the weekend.

Not only

was it great and wet today, it was

0:24:220:24:28

also pretty cold out there. A gloomy

scene here in central London earlier

0:24:280:24:34

today. A lot of loud, outbreaks of

rain. The big picture from satellite

0:24:340:24:39

and radar, you can see this stripe

of cloud producing rain. Some

0:24:390:24:45

northern parts have seen significant

snowfall. Then there is a gap in the

0:24:450:24:49

cloud, some clearer spells allowing

it to get cold and then another

0:24:490:24:53

weather system in the West bringing

more rain tomorrow. For the time

0:24:530:24:58

being, we are trying to clear this

area of cloud and rain away to the

0:24:580:25:02

east but it will take a while to

clear away. After midnight the skies

0:25:020:25:07

will clear from the West and as we

peel the cloud away from the map,

0:25:070:25:13

temperatures will get away. Outside

town, -3, -4, and where the roads

0:25:130:25:19

are wet from the rain there may be

some icy stretches tomorrow.

0:25:190:25:23

Tomorrow should start bright, good

sunshine. Increasingly windy, you'll

0:25:230:25:28

notice the strength of the southerly

wind and then like today it will

0:25:280:25:33

cloud over from the West and in the

afternoon you can see rain coming

0:25:330:25:35

through, the odd heavy burst. A

windy day but a slightly milder one

0:25:350:25:41

with top temperatures of seven or 8

degrees. As Wheeler further ahead

0:25:410:25:45

into Thursday you can see that the

map is mostly clear, meaning mostly

0:25:450:25:50

sunshine, just one or two showers

from time to time but on balance we

0:25:500:25:55

should stay dry on Thursday. The

wind not very strong and

0:25:550:25:59

temperatures doing pretty well, up

to 11 degrees. That is a sign of

0:25:590:26:05

things to come because although low

pressure will dominate the scene

0:26:050:26:08

across northern areas as we head

towards the end of the week this

0:26:080:26:11

area of high pressure is going to

build its weigh-in across the South,

0:26:110:26:17

introducing a south-westerly wind,

which tends to mean milder air.

0:26:170:26:20

Let's have a look at the next seven

days. After the rain, more wet

0:26:200:26:26

weather and when the temperatures

get into double digits they should

0:26:260:26:28

stay that way over the coming days

and the wind mostly light. If you

0:26:280:26:33

don't like the cold and rain, you

might like what's on the way.

0:26:330:26:36

Double-figure temperatures, yes!

0:26:380:26:43

Recapping the main headlines:

0:26:430:26:44

The former football coach

Barry Bennell has been found guilty

0:26:440:26:47

of multiple sex offences

against boys in the 1980s.

0:26:470:26:49

He was convicted of 36 charges -

the jury asked for more time

0:26:490:26:52

to consider further counts.

0:26:520:26:53

The Government's unveiled an online

tool that it says can

0:26:530:26:55

detect and block jihadist content.

0:26:550:27:01

The Home Secretary says

she won't rule out forcing

0:27:010:27:04

technology companies to use it.

0:27:040:27:05

England cricketer Ben Stokes

has appeared in court.

0:27:050:27:07

He's charged in connection

with a fight outside a Bristol

0:27:070:27:09

nightclub last year.

0:27:090:27:11

He denies affray.

0:27:110:27:14

The Mayor has set up a fund

to tackle rising knife crime

0:27:140:27:18

and violence in the capital.

0:27:180:27:18

It will spend £45 million over

three years on education,

0:27:180:27:21

sport and cultural activities.

0:27:210:27:22

And at the Winter Olympics,

Britain's Elise Christie crashed out

0:27:220:27:27

in the penultimate lap of the 500

metre speed skating final.

0:27:270:27:30

She was one of Team GB's

biggest medal hopes.

0:27:300:27:34

I'll be back with the latest

for you during the ten o'clock news.

0:27:340:27:37

Plenty more on our website,

Facebook and Twitter.

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From all the team, thanks

for watching and do

0:27:390:27:41

have a lovely evening.

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