21/10/2016 London News


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London City Airport has re-opened this evening

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after being evacuated because of a suspected

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26 people were treated for breathing difficulties

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The first flights have now taken off but delays are expected.

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Queues of people trying to get into the terminal hoping to catch their

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flights. But, as the planes began taking off from City Airport again

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this evening, many passengers were still left stranded. We arrhved at

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the airport, it had just bedn opened up, once we arrived, we found that

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the flight had been cancelldd. We have now got to stay in London

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tonight. We went to go back to the City of London with other pdople

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from the Netherlands. They said you can go now and go in the qudue but I

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don't know if my plane is ldaving. The disruption started just after

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4pm when a fire alarm was sdt off. London Fire Brigade said it had been

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called to reports of a chemhcal incident. It felt like we w`lked

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straight into something. It was chemical. At first I thought

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someone's sprayed deodorant but it got worse and you could really feel

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it in your throat right down the back. Everyone started coughing A

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hazardous response unit with specialist medics arrived at the

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airport. 26 people were tre`ted for breathing difficulties with two

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taken to hospital. A BBC reporter was caught up in the incident.

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People don't know when their flights will be leaving. About 7. 30, the

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airport re-opened and there are people in the airport desperate to

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find out whether they will be able to get to where they want to go to

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tonight. Police and firefighters scoured the building followhng the

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alert. What's believed to bd a CS gas spray, better known as tear gas

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was found. Officers are now investigating whether the spray had

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been accidentally discharged. With at least 30 flights cancelldd today,

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further disruption is expected and many will have to wait until

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tomorrow to complete their journey. A man has been charged

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with murder following the ddath Jamal Mahmoud was killed and two

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others were critically injured in a stabbing

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at the jail on Tuesday. Basana Kimbembi has been ch`rged

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with murder and will appear from prison at court

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at a later date. A BBC London undercover

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investigation has exposed a major job scam which has potentially

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robbed hundreds of vulnerable A fraudster who goes by the name

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of John Phillips, offers applicants fake jobs for cash

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before disappearing. Victims are left

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in debt and jobless. All of these people have

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one thing in common - they've all been scammed with a fake

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job by one man. I got scammed really, reallx badly,

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when I lost ?480 pounds. And this is the man who scalmed

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them, John Phillips. We investigate after hearing

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numerous reports and post a CV on job websites that we know

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Phillips apparently targets. Soon we are contacted by a third,

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Premiere Employment A firm, Premier Employment, and get

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offer add job. But before we start he says we need

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to come to a city office When we arrive, no sign of John

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but this lady gets us ...And sells the perks

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of working there. And then like all these people we're

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asked for a fee to When we come out of the intdrview,

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we spot John Phillips Lo and behold, the lady we've met

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hands him the money. Later we discover she was bding

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conned with a fake job In my eyes it is exploitation

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of vulnerable jobseeker's. Nobody should be paying to start

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a new job with a genuine employer. And we discover John Phillips is far

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from a genuine employer. He set up more than ten bogts

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companies, some with fake dhrectors and since 2012, potentially

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hundreds of people have been I would say it is not exactly

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depression but a state where I was completely stretched

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financially, and how to copd Young people like me are just coming

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to this country and going to them. You are just stealing

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from the poorest. The way Phillips works

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is after taking a fee, he gets those who think ethdy're

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starting a new job for him, As he says goodbye, we seizd

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the moment to ask him a few I wondered if you could tell me

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all about the high levels of fraud you have been committing

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against many people by lying I don't know what you

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are talking about. You don't know what we're t`lking

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about? Well, we've been recording xou over

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the last few months, offering people jobs

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with fictitious companies. I don't know what

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you're talking about. And do you know how many

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people I've spoken to, affected by your fraud who have lost

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thousands and thousands of pounds? I don't know what you're talking

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about. I have never seen a more pernicious

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kind of fraud as that And Phillips has gone under

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ground, leaving a trail Goodnight, over to Peter Gibbs

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with the weather. A decent weekend it is for weather.

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We are dry for most of the time with a bit of sunshine coming

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through. It will help show off the autumn colours which are coling

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along nicely now. This evenhng, a chill in the air. Areas of cloud

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drifting through on the easterly breeze to stop temperatures falling

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away too low. Could turn misty over the hills. Temperatures getting down

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into single figures certainly, rural areas maybe down to four or five.

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Any early cloud clearing quhckly and then a lot of sunshine to come

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tomorrow. One or two showers drifting in from the north-dast

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Temperatures in the sunshind similar to recent days, so something around

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13, 14, possibly 15, not fedling too bad in the sunshine. As we look

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ahead to Sunday, not a bad day, sunshine to be enjoyed. Louhse

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sunshine to be enjoyed. Louise Lear has the national forecast now

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though. Good evening. Heading off to bed

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wondering what is in store for the

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