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I'm Alice Bhandhukravi.
A Dutch woman who lives in Surrey says it's ridiculous
that the Home Office has told her she must leave the UK.
Monique Hawkins applied for British citizenship
after the EU referendum, but was refused.
She says the error is a serious concern, as she, like many
Europeans living here, feels uncertain about the future.
Tolu Adeoye reports.
Monique Hawkins left the Netherlands to live in the UK 24 years ago.
Since then, she's married a British man, Robert,
and they have two daughters.
This is her home and she was content with her rights as an EU citizen
living here until Britain voted to leave the EU.
I decided to apply for permanent residence because I felt I needed
some proof that I was allowed to live here, amid the uncertainty
following the vote.
But she says she was met by a wall of bureaucracy.
Her application ended up being rejected on a technicality.
The letter actually said that I had to make arrangements to leave
the country but if I could produce the right documents,
I was free to apply again.
I'm a British citizen.
I've married someone from outside the country.
I had an expectation that process would be straightforward
and I've been surprised how complicated it is.
The Home Office says the rights of EU nationals are unchanged
while Britain is a member of the European Union,
but it says the onus is on those seeking permanent residency
to provide as much evidence as possible in support
of their application.
A group which seeks to preserve the rights of EU citizens in the UK
says these are worrying times for many people.
We have a situation where we need to secure the future
of these 3 million people as soon as possible.
We need to make the bureaucracy work for them as well.
That's just a sad example that it's just not working.
Monique is hopeful her second application will be successful,
but for many EU nationals, there is a question mark
Over their future and they will be watching how Brexit negotiations
develop closely in 2017.
A vigil has been held on an Essex beach tonight for two teenagers
who died after the car they were in crashed while it was
being followed by police.
They've been named locally as Reigan Knight and Liam Phillips.
Jenny Kirk reports.
Paper lanterns filling the sky above Bell Wharf,
marking the short lives of two teenagers who died in
the most tragic of ways.
I feel devastated.
One of my close mates is not here any more.
I can't speak to him but I just want to give him
this lovely send-off, so he knows up there that we are
looking out for him still.
For half an hour, friends and family ignited dozens of lanterns,
some with poems on them.
Balloons, too, bearing messages of love and loss.
Both boys were passengers in a Ford Escort in the early
hours of Tuesday morning.
About 500 metres away from tonight's vigil their car hit another car
before crashing into a wall.
Two other teenage boys were arrested at the scene and one has been
charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
The police were following the car at the time so the case
has been referred to the Independent Police
Tonight at Bell Wharf, fireworks and a growing
shrine to two young lives, those they have left behind trying
to find ways to cope.
They will be remembered at Southend United's match
on Saturday as well.
The club is asking supporters to clap during the 17th minute
for the two 17-year-olds.
The Government is facing pressure to hand over responsibility
for suburban rail services to Transport for London,
after a new poll showed commuters support the proposal.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was accused of "putting politics
ahead of passengers" when he opposed the idea.
The Mayor's Office argue it would provide a better service.
Nicola Ford has the details.
2016 has not been easy for commuters on the railways.
It seems not a month has gone by without strikes,
delays and cancellations.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, wants TfL to take control
of suburban rail services from 2018.
The plan was agreed by the then mayor Boris Johnson
and the Government, but earlier this month the Transport Secretary,
Chris Grayling, rejected the idea, saying it would be unfair
to transport passengers outside the capital.
We are asking the Government to independently review the business
case and let's see the Department for Transport's analysis.
We fear that the opportunity for improving the rail services
for hundreds of thousands of Londoners is
slipping away rapidly.
1000 people were asked if they thought that Transport
for London should have more or less control than they currently do over
suburban rail lines in London.
58% agreed TfL should have more control.
Just 14% of those surveyed backed the Transport Secretary's decision,
and more than half think Mr Grayling made the wrong decision.
I think take them over.
Can't get any worse.
Anything that will work.
It has to be better than the state it is in at the moment.
The Department for Transport says the mayor's business plan
for the south-eastern train routes provided no extra capacity
at peak hours, and there was no funding identified
for improvement infrastructure.
These would come at a cost to Londoners.
Let's have a look at the weather now with Jay Wynne.
Fog could be a bit of a problem overnight tonight.
It will be patchy but quite dense in places so bear that in mind.
By the end of the night, it is pretty cold out there.
Frosty again, with temperatures either side of freezing.
Frosty again, with temperatures either side of freezing.
A grey and cold start to Friday and bear in mind the patchy fog
through the morning because it could be dense.
It will lift into low cloud, much more than today,
and it will be a chilly afternoon with 7 degrees at the best.
That's it from me.
We'll be back tomorrow morning.
Have a very good night.