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The Mayor pledges to stamp out
gender inequality and make
the capital feel safer
for women and girls.
But some question if it's the best
way forward, or even needed.
Tributes to the 19-year-old shot
dead at a cinema in Wood Green.
His former school says
he was a popular pupil.
Plus the woman from Surrey horrified
to find out she had "do not
resusciate" on her medical forms -
against her wishes.
Frightening. To think that they
could have those forms and I didn't
know anything about them. It was my
life that they were talking about.
And the first woman
to take on the role.
We speak to the new Bishop
of London who mixes
the traditional with the modern.
I think I was voted the most tweeted
bishop. I go for quantity, not
Welcome to the programme.
First tonight, the mayor's unveiled
plans to make London
a leading city in the fight
against gender inequality.
More than £40 million has
been pledged for a raft
of measures to help make women
and girls feel safer.
But some have questioned the
strategy, as Sarah Harris reports.
A lot of people are so scared to
make the point and say, you are
Listening to women from
all ages and backgrounds, the mayor
determined to make London a beacon
for gender equality across the
world. For him, that is not just
about tackling violence, but
has a story. We have to prevent
women being victims of violence,
women and girls. That means
education, changing the attitudes of
boys in particular, making sure we
invest in young people, making sure
there are safe places to work,
whether licensed premises,
workplaces, the public transport
The event was at the Royal
Central School of speech and drama,
where they have introduced a zero
tolerance attitude to sexual abuse.
It makes you feel so vulnerable.
Student Millie was able to get help
when she says a man rubbed himself
against her in a bar. She says that
they sign on the war made clear
where to get support.
I felt very
uncomfortable. It was not nice at
all. I actually felt a bit sick,
because I don't want that on me at
all. But like I say, I remembered
seeing a sign and it was definitely
a big reassurance to know that this
space had that system in place.
Across the world this week, women
have been marching to celebrate
International Women's Day in the
light of empowerment movements. But
not everyone is convinced in London
much intervention is needed.
reject that message because it
paints women as vulnerable, fragile.
That's not true. Women have fought
for years to be treated as equals
and treated as strong, autonomous
individuals, and I find it a bit
offensive, this message from the
Mayor of London that Sadiq Khan is
going to come and save women. We
don't need him to save us, we are
It is early days for the
mayor's plans, but there will be
funding for tackling perpetrators
and victims support, the aim being
to make the capital the world's
safest city for women.
Plenty more ahead
The officer killed during a terror
attack on Westminster last year
is given a posthumous award
for his heroic response.
Tributes have been paid
to the 19-year-old shot dead
at a cinema complex in north London.
It happened close to
Wood Green Underground station.
His former school says
he was a popular pupil.
Alpa Patel has more details.
You now know his name.
Yes, we do. He has been named to us
as Kelvin. We have also learned that
Kelvin was a rapper and performed
under two pseudonyms. He is the
first teenager to be shot dead in
London so far this year. His murder
has understandably caused shock and
concern in Wood Green, partly
because the 19-year-old was shot
inside the doors of a popular cinema
complex just before half past
midnight yesterday. I have been
speaking to his old school, the
Fulneck School in Yorkshire, and
they have given us this tribute. He
was an extremely popular young man,
What is the latest with the
Police have told us
that one line of enquiry is that the
murder was gang-related. They also
want to speak to anyone who may have
seen two people making off on a
mopeds shortly after the shooting.
But no arrests have been made so
far, so their investigations
Many thanks for the
A woman from Surrey says
she was horrified to find out that
three "Do Not Attempt Resuscitation"
forms were put on her medical
records, against her wishes.
Carol Hall was in hospital
last summer with a serious lung
condition and says she hopes no one
else has to go through what she did.
Frimley Park Hospital says it's
reviewing its current forms.
She's been speaking to our
reporter Sophia Seth.
To think that they could have those
forms and I didn't know
anything about them.
Carol has a degenerative
Last summer, a chest infection
meant she was in and out
of Frimley Park Hospital.
In that time, she had three do not
forms on her file.
Both she and her husband told me
they had no knowledge of them.
That can't happen, things like that.
And then I brought her home
because I thought, no way
is she going to stay there.
All three forms said Carol
and her family agreed she should
not be resuscitated,
something they dispute.
Resuscitation has risks.
Doctors are advised that a patient's
wishes should always be considered
but they don't have to give
treatment if they believe it
won't benefit the patient.
However, medical guidelines state
that doctors must provide honest
and accurate record keeping
of the process.
Frimley Park Hospital says it cannot
comment on this particular case.
However, it says it understands
the importance of good communication
when it comes to issues around
do not attempt cardiopulmonary
The hospital also says
it is reviewing current forms
to make sure they are
as clear as possible for
clinicians and patients.
One charity has told us they have
seen an increase in patients
concerned about resuscitation forms.
We know doctors are under a lot
of pressure and sometimes
communication isn't happening.
And sometimes I think
they are almost frightened
to have the conversation,
worried the patient will be upset.
There are now new recommendations
for health care professionals.
They start by talking
about the person's condition,
treatment that would help them
to achieve what they want
to achieve, and then
going on to talk about treatments
that wouldn't help them
and would be better avoided,
Carol is now receiving NHS
care packages at home.
She hopes no one else goes
through what she did.
I'd like to see that they
are treated correctly,
with care and compassion.
Some people out there might not have
any family to stick up for them.
Carol Hall ending that report.
It was almost a year ago
that the Westminster terror attack
claimed the lives of seven people.
One of them was PC Keith Palmer
who was stabbed to death outside
Parliament after he bravely
confronted the attacker.
Today the Met officer was given
a posthumous award by the force
for his heroic response.
Asad Ahmad can tell us more.
He's in Westminster now.
Roof, it was in March last year that
Khalid Masood drove his vehicle down
behind me, bowing into as many
innocent people as he could, trying
to claim as many lives as he could.
He got out, ran around the front of
the Palace of Westminster to the
gates being patrolled by police. One
of those police was PC Keith Palmer,
who was determined to stop the
attack upon getting inside and
claiming more lives. He was not even
put off by the two large knives in
the attack's hands. The
confrontation proved fatal and a
short time after that the attacker
was shot dead by armed police. That
outstanding act of bravery, as it
was referred to this afternoon, won
him a posthumous award. The
commission of the Metropolitan
Police had this to say after the
We wish it hadn't happened but to be
able to recognise the extraordinary
nature of what he did,
a proud police officer,
loved working there, a great copper,
loved arresting bad people,
somebody people loved working with.
To be able to say, well done, Keith,
and thank you so much.
And to say that also to his family
was very important for us as a big
As you could probably tell from
that, it was an emotional ceremony
at times. Not all the awards went to
police officers. Conservative MP
Tobias Ellwood, who came to the aid
of PC Keith Palmer as he lay
bleeding, received an
acknowledgement today, as did the
policeman of the year, police
community support officer of the
year, and also an acknowledgement to
the work police teams are doing
around London to try and reduce
drugs and knife crime. Today was
about celebrating the work of the
police as well as remembering an
officer lost in the line of duty.
It's being described as an end
of an era for fans of an iconic
music magazine which has featured
global superstars like
the Beatles and David Bowie.
The print version of the NME
has been released for
the final time today.
The London-based publication
will now only be available online
due to rising production costs.
We asked some Londoners with
connections to the magazine to share
memories of what it meant for them.
There are flashing images in this
When I was growing up,
it was really my window
into the world I cared about.
I was a child in the 60s and I think
if you were a child in the 60s,
then music was absolutely
at the centre of your universe.
And the NME you was my Bible.
I ended up working for the NME
because it was the only job
in the world that I really wanted,
and I will tell
you what it was like.
It was like stepping
through the back of the wardrobe
into Narnia, a completely magical
and transcendent experience.
My name is Mickey.
I used to be in a band called Lush.
You rushed to the newsagents
and it was like, where is it?
It would be mortifying
it was a bad review,
but if it was a good review,
you would be really excited
and getting copies for your
mum and all of that.
We discovered bands
and we championed bands
and we understood what the little
kernel of magic that their hearts.
It sometimes would absolutely tear
you to pieces, but I have to say
looking back on it I don't think it
really mattered whether it was
a good or bad review.
It was really about having a voice
and that was the only medium
for people to find out about you.
Getting an NME front
cover if you were a band
was the equivalent of getting
a million hits on your YouTube
channel now, or whatever
is the contemporary equivalent.
You were kind of a made
man, or a made band.
If the NME said you were good,
you were good, and people
would buy your records
on the strength of that alone.
When the NME was great, and it was
great for knocking on for half a
century, we were standing on the
shoulders of giants. We had so much
to write about. It is a period of
time, a magical embarrassment of
riches, a golden area for music that
has drawn to a close, and the NME is
part of that.
They're hailed as a new way to help
the homeless by one borough.
But some residents living
in shipping containers converted
into flats have complained
about the conditions.
Ealing Council says it hasn't
received any complaints
but has apologised for recent
problems with their bills.
Gareth Furby has the story.
They are shipping containers
and now temporary homes.
Opened in Hanwell, West London,
almost a year ago,
and then in Acton three months ago.
And hailed by Ealing Council as
a new way to help homeless families.
So how is it working out?
Not too well, according
to some residents.
Put your hand here.
It's colder than outside.
There's not enough heating.
There are no radiators
in the kitchen area,
the passage or the bathroom.
At night, you can't get out of bed
because of the cold.
They said, "If you don't like it,
we'll take your name off the list
and you can go with your family
and sleep on the street".
Ealing Council says it hasn't
received any complaints,
but, in another Acton container,
we met a mother of three.
It is absolutely freezing.
There is no heating in the bathroom.
And she showed us documents
which state that the rent has
just gone up by 20%,
to £415 per week,
around £1800 a month.
Her payments are covered
by benefits, but she says that
would mean her two-bed container
costs around £400 per month more
to rent than the two-bed
house she had to leave.
When we pointed out
to Ealing Council that shipping
containers were now apparently
costing more than bricks and mortar,
they said they'd made a mistake.
We have made an error in the last
two weeks in sending out
a revised rent bill.
That will be corrected immediately.
The council says the converted
containers are good value for money,
about £1000 a month cheaper
We haven't received any
complaints from residents
about that at the moment,
so we will look into
what has been said.
We certainly hope that what we've
provided is some very thermally
Ealing Council says conditions
here are much better than in a B&B.
But it will investigate
Gareth Furby, BBC London News.
Stay with us.
Still to come before 7pm...
How to be more inclusive.
The London dance group
taking their message
to the Winter Paralympics in South
And the weather has gone downhill
today, with cloud and rain spreading
from the south. Over the weekend,
temperatures will only be heading
upwards. All the details coming up.
Before that, though,
the final in our series this week
marking International Women's Day
and an insight into the some
of the women holding senior
positions in London.
Tonight we hear from the new Bishop
of London, Sarah Mullally,
the first woman to hold the post.
She officially takes on the role
in May but I caught up
with her as she visited
St Mary's Church in Stoke Newington.
So when did you first realise that
faith was going to be
a big part of your life?
As a teenager I became Christian
and it was that moment
in which I suppose I thought
if I believed something
about Jesus Christ and God
there was that moment
where I thought actually, I would
commit my life to following him.
So it was at about 16.
Because you went into nursing first,
you were the youngest
chief nursing officer,
bringing up two children
and training as a priest.
Was there ever a time
when you thought, this is just too
much, I just can't do it?
I think women are good
So there was a sense
in which being the government's
chief nursing officer
supported my training
as a priest and being a mother
supported all of them.
I mean we all know what it
is to juggle so I just
juggled a number of things.
Do you think there is more
expectation put on you than a man
because you are the first female
Bishop of London?
I think if you talk to a lot
of women who are appointed
into senior positions,
the expectations are different
than if it had been a man.
And that's just being
conscious of that.
People will watch me probably closer
than if a man had been
appointed to London.
Some London churches
find your authority a hard
to take, or don't accept it
because you're a woman.
That's right, yes.
And there are across London people
who won't accept my ordination
at a priest or as a bishop.
What I want, however,
is to work with them,
and I'm very clear that we have
to work out a way of working.
So it doesn't mean
they can ignore me.
Some are saying they would break
away if the next Bishop of London
had liberal views on sexuality.
The issue of sexuality is clearly
a complex one in London and one
of the things for us to do
is to enable people to find
a spiritual home in each and every
church wherever they are.
But the LGBT community in London
will want to have a lead
from you that the church
is inclusive, and by not telling
them how you feel about blessing
a same-sex marriage,
do you feel like you're letting
them down in some way?
London is made up of huge,
diverse groups and absolutely
we need to enable people to,
for them to find a spiritual home.
We cannot condone homophobic action.
We ought to be able to have
confidence in talking
about God but also respectful
of other people's views.
And my experience,
particularly of the young
is that they are interested in those
conversations and I want to push us
as much as anything.
Do any of them ask if the Bible
is literally true?
I think a lot of people would talk
about what is the Bible.
My belief is that God
works through it and it
interprets with us today.
And those are the sort
of conversations, it's absolutely
right that young people engage with.
Do they ask that, though?
Of course they do!
So is it true that you tweet
the most among your peers?
I think I was voted the most
tweeting Bishop, yes, I was!
That's quite an accolade!
I go for quantity not
So what would be your advice
to young girls in London?
Oh, for me, in a sense for them
to believe in themselves.
The possibilities are enormous
and just for them to know that
actually what they want to achieve,
it's absolutely within
their gift to do that.
Have confidence in who they are.
Advice from Sarah Mullally, the new
Bishop of London.
Football and West Ham's Premier
League future hangs in the balance
with the team hovering
dangerously close to
the bottom of the table.
Manager David Moyes has
a huge challenge to get
things right on the pitch.
But there's also trouble brewing off
it with fans in disagreement
about holding a protest march
against the club owners.
Fans of West Ham have been planning
a protest march at London Stadium
over a long list of concerns
including issues about their new
home and their relationship
with the club's current owners.
With that in mind,
vice-chair Karren Brady met
from 15 supporters organisations.
Those meetings between Karren Brady
and the fans groups led
to her writing this open letter
of nine pages dealing
with many of the issues.
Feeling they were now
being heard by the club,
one of the main groups behind
the march, now called
The Real West Ham Fans Group,
chose to cancel it.
Others who still wanted to hold
what they called a peaceful
and lawful march were asked
by Newham Council to postpone it
while they considered
a proposal that would be safe
for the participants.
Meanwhile, there are claims of abuse
and threats between the different
Unfortunately there are a number
of different either accounts
or counter argument
as to what actually did or didn't
happen and there does seem to be
a lot of splintered or fractured
elements now to the support.
And there may still be protests
in the future if West Ham don't now
fulfil their long list of promises.
The resentment or the anger
or the frustration at the way
the club is going to continue to be
run, if it stays the way
it is at the moment,
will not subside based
upon the cancellation of a march.
But with the team's
Premier League future
far from guaranteed,
the fans' support for
the players is vital.
Every club you're at,
there's grievances against owners,
there's grievances against managers
or members of the club.
All you want to do is make
sure your club is in the right
position and hopefully we'll have
nearly 60,000 at the game again
tomorrow and they will
get behind the team.
West Ham will remember the great
Bobby Moore tomorrow,
something to unite the fans
and the club, for now.
Emma Jones, BBC London News.
They're the London dance group
who performed at the 2012
Paralympics alongside Coldplay.
Now they're taking their message
of 'how to be more
inclusive' to South Korea.
Candoco are going to be performing
as part of the cultural events
at the Winter Games.
Wendy Hurrell went to meet
them during rehearsals
before they head off.
Contemporary dance by Candoco.
For 27 years, this company has had
disabled and non-disabled
dancers performing together
on the same stage.
I enjoy the conversation around
disability, around body,
about what they're seeing on stage
and what is not seen
and I think that is a really
important part of Candoco.
In the rehearsal rooms
at Sadlers Wells, the final practice
for tonight and tomorrow's
double bill show.
We have different abilities,
conditions, so when a choreographer
comes into the company and works
with us, you know, they just
cannot make assumptions
about how we function.
We have a much more
We bring in as our tools,
my crutches or a wheelchair etc,
that's all part of who we are.
We make it our own because we all
dancers are a big part
of the creation process as well.
Then the whole company
is heading to Pyeongchang
for the Winter Paralympics.
It is so relevant globally
and where the UK stands in terms
of diversity is one place,
and we do visit places
where it is less prevalent.
We're going to Korea on Sunday?
I think we are going on Sunday!
My bag is packed over there.
Another chance to put
their inclusive message
on the world stage.
They performed with
Coldplay at the 2012
Paralympic closing ceremony.
There has been a huge shift that
I think affected us all.
The whole ecology is different now.
But I think there
is a long way to go.
Wendy Hurrell, BBC London News.
Let's get a check on the weekend
weather with Ben.
And not quite a scorcher.
But not far off given what we are
about recently. It will feel
different to a week ago but today
was one of those days where it is
you left for work without an
umbrella you might regret it on the
way home because it has been the
story of the weather going downhill.
You had to be out early to see any
brightness, there was some in
Stevenage earlier but by the
afternoon we had cloud coming in and
outbreaks of rain. The radar picture
shows what has been going on
clearly, the rain light and patchy
as it spread in this afternoon to
start with but it has now turned
heavy, not great if you're going out
in the next few hours. Some of the
rain is heavy and that will continue
to move northwards and eastwards
through the night. In the early
hours of Saturday things are drying
out a bit, maybe with some clear
spells and a lot of cloud but it
will not be cold, starting at seven,
eight, nine or 10 degrees. Some
cloud and shows to start with but
I'm hopeful it will break up and
that is when we could get some
sunshine. It is that sunshine that
will send the template is up, maybe
some rain coming into the West later
but if you get the sunshine, 14 or
15 degrees although it will be
fairly breezy. Through Saturday
night we look to the continent
because there is an area of heavy
rain that looks like it might spread
north weights, that looks like it
might avoid us but in Kent or East
London it could move in on the early
part of Sunday. On Sunday we are
likely to start with mist and fog
which should clear to leave some
sunshine. But some hefty showers
coming through, maybe the odd bit of
thunder and lightning but still
mild, 12 or 13 degrees. Can it last?
In a word, yes. Going into next week
we keep the double digit tempered is
that there will be some rain at
times both certainly a different
A reminder of the headlines...
200 Army officers trained
in chemical warfare have been
deployed to Salisbury to help
the investigation into
the poisoning of a ex-Russian
spy and his daughter.
There is more on the website,
Facebook page and on Twitter.
Asad Ahmad will be back later
during the ten o'clock news,
but for now, from everyone
on the team, have a lovely evening.