21/12/2016 London News


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The Prime Minister's launched what she says is an ambitious plan

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to tackle homelessness in the capital.

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Theresa May was in south London today to promote

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a ?20 million programme aimed at preventing rough sleeping.

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But critics say much more is needed to help solve

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I was actually thinking about suicide. It was the hardest thing in

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my life. Leighton began his career in the army and went on to become

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one of the country's top gastro chefs. But earlier this year things

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change and he found himself living on the streets. After being refused

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help by three different councils, he approached the armed forces charity

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who found in temporary accommodation at this hostel. It was as if I had

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won the lottery. I mean, seriously. I could actually start building my

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life again. The hardest step is the first step. These former Ruf

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sleepers in Peckham have also taken this first step. They are being

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trained -- trained with new skills which they got to show off to the

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Prime Minister today. Theresa May also showcased ?20 million for

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projects in the capital. What I starting is an ambitious programme

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putting prevention at the heart of tackling homelessness. We want to

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make sure people don't become homeless in the first place. The

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work they do here is so important in helping people actually get skills,

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get a place in the workplace, so they can move on. The money being

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placed will be spent on dozens of different initiatives across London,

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including most ?400,000 for the employment Academy in Southwark,

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helping people find work. The North London Housing partnership gets

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nearly ?1 million to pay for seven specialised staff to help those with

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addiction and issues. And the city of London Tower Hamlets and Hackney

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will share a ?414,000 to develop a programme aimed at stopping Ruf

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sleeping in the first place. While this money is welcomed, many

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charities say the key to tackling homelessness long term is to make

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more social housing available. Something that is very challenging

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in London. That is evident when you think some homeless people come

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especially single men, so -- can sometimes wait of to 20 years for a

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permanent home. We have to get people into genuinely affordable

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homes where they can have stability. Social housing is one way to do

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that. London does not have enough. We can make use of the Private

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rented sector. Rents are so unaffordable. Getting off the street

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has enabled Leighton to start building his life again. It is hoped

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those -- this funding will help those like him to do the same.

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People who buy a drone could have to register it,

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and even take a test to prove they can fly it safely,

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under new rules being proposed by the government.

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It's after concerns about how some drones are being used,

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including near misses involving planes above London.

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Flying beneath the streets of London.

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The BBC used this drone to give you a unique tour

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But take a look at this bird s eye view of the city.

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Whoever sent this drone up has broken the rules.

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And there's growing concern that some are not being used safely.

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If people don't use drones responsibly and follow the rules,

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that is a safety issue. It would also affect the long-term future of

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drones as well. And that would be bad news for many

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who are hoping the technology offers Earlier this month, Amazon

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made its first delivery by drone. But there've also been a growing

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number of headlines like these. There have been 56 near

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misses with airliners And this is what the Prison Service

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is now up against - drugs and mobile phones delivered

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direct by drone to a There are already plenty

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of regulations about You can't get too close

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to buildings or people. But while professional users

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of drones have to register with the Civil Aviation Authority,

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anyone else can just buy The Government is consulting

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on regulations which would mean new drones would have

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to be registered. Users would have to pass a theory

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test, like the one for drivers. And there would be tougher penalties

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for using drones in no fly zones. However, some experienced

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owners believe the rules If you put regulations in place that

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are too complicated and they scare people off, then you are going to

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deny that future industry this pool of talent that we need.

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At this Cental London store, drones are topping the Christmas gift list.

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Maplin says it's sold ?1.5 million worth in the last two months.

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So what do customers make of tightening the rules?

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I definitely thought some kind of training is necessary. A test is too

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much. Drones have been used to capture

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some spectacular footage. Remember the Tower

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of London poppies. Commemorating those

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lost in World War One? The Government says the drone

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industry could be worth billions It was something he was keen

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to point out during the mayoral election campaign -

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that he was the son of a bus driver. Well today, Sadiq Khan tackled

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the issue of drivers' pay, by introducing a new minimum

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starting salary. Our Transport Correspondent,

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Tom Edwards, has more. It led to strikes and as an issue it

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incensed bus drivers in London for years. At the moment different bus

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companies can paid different rates of pay. The unions said it was

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unfair. Is about the pay. We say equal pay. The mayor was taking the

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first steps in introducing a minimum wage of ?23,000 per year. In future,

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Transport for London will only accept contracts from bus companies

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where they will provide a minimum salary level for their workforce.

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Essentially we are stopping the race to the bottom and making sure that

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all of our drivers have got a decent standard of living. At the moment,

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pay for bus drivers can vary. The minimum can be ?17,000 per year, the

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maximum 20 8000. The argument had been that different routes had

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different requirements and commanded different wages. Some are busier

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than others. Now from April, all new bus contract will have the minimum

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starting wage of ?23,000. The unions say the ground -- the deal is

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ground-breaking. This is a great example of what can happen when

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unions are allowed to talk to employers and progressive

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politicians. We can always work something out for the benefit of

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everyone. It's a win, win situation for the passengers as well. Critics

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say in the end of the taxpayer will subsidise these changes as costs are

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passed on. City Hall bloke says the bus companies will bear it out. It

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will mean the capital's bus drivers are treated fairly.

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He's one of our best-loved musicians, and has worked with some

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Jools Holland, who's never too far away from a piano, has been talking

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to our entertainment correspondent, Brenda Emmanus about falling

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in love with the instrument and his grandmother's influence.

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Jools Holland plays an impressive duet with actor Hugh Laurie. For

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decades he has been a champion of a broad range of music and music stars

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through his long-running programme later. Now his own musical offering

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to fans is an album celebrating his passion for the piano. When did you

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first fall in love? Well, I think, and it's exactly the right way of

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looking at it, you do fall in love, and it's the only way to learn

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something by falling in love with it, and my grandmother had a piano

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in front room. Remember she used to lift the lid and outside of the

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piano was blackened and charred because of the war. But inside it

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was nice. She used to play a little bit. Then my uncle played. I

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thought, that's great. I've got to learn that. What is that? I've been

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invited to meet Jools Holland at the conservator of music and dance in

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south London. Dance is one of the things I really like. I like the

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fact this record was made in Deptford and the fact they were all

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here. I wanted to get their take on the piano music. Area this year, the

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star played a surprise session at Saint Pancras International Stadium

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-- station on a piano donated by Elton John. He wanted to get

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different pianos in different places. Also some

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There is a deep low storm Barbara affecting the op site of the

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country. One or two showers around. It will be blustery. There will be

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sunshine and that rain and strong wind arriving later on in the day.

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Into the Christmas weekend, it's good for us. Mild by the time we

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reach Christmas Day. good for us. Mild by the time we

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reach Christmas Day. Hello there, there is wet and very

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windy weather on the way in the run-up to Christmas. The worst of

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the weather to the northern half of the UK. We have a strengthening jet

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out of North America that is propgating across the Atlantic.

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Rushing our way. Picking up low pressure, deepening them, tracking

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them to the north-west of Scotland, hence the wind and rain. Tonight, we

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have gale force winds in the north-west of Scotland. Wintry

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showers here. There is still come rain to clear from the south-east.

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It will go. The skies will clear. We get patchy fog in the south-east of

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England. Chilly where skies clear, particularly in the countryside, not

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far away from freezing. Further north we keep the showers going

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through the night and into the morning for the rush-hour. The

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threat of some icy roads, particularly on higher level routes

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in Scotland. A lot of showers through the day on Thursday. Showers

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to Northern Ireland also. In the morning, in particular, we will see

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the showers moving over

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