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Good evening and welcome to BBC London News with me, Louisa Preston.

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First tonight - it's the row over ticket office closures which saw

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this week's tube strike affect millions of commuters trying

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London's Labour Mayor condemned the walk-out.

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In fact, Jeremy Corbyn told this programme Sadiq Khan should reopen

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The unions threatened to take more action if the tube dispute is

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resolved. -- isn't resolved. Here's our political

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editor, Tim Donovan. He has long been a supporter

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of their causes, they backed his bid to become leader,

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so where is he on Well, earlier this week he said

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he would be happy to join a picket As regards the current tube dispute,

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he has not gone that far, but today he was clear

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he sympathises with the union concerns about the closure

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of ticket offices. Sadiq Khan has refused to reopen

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them, vowing instead That doesn't go far enough,

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the Labour leader told me today. The Mayor of London has

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put 200 more staff back In some places it has helped

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but in some places it is not enough, and I think there's a need

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for a ticket offers particularly in big interchange stations,

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like Heathrow, for example. That is surely is something that can

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be discussed and negotiated. You are saying the Mayor of London

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should improve his offer to workers? I am saying there has

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to be an agreement. We have put a lot of money into

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the Tube system and that is good. Sadiq has managed to bring

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forward the 24-hour We're going to have a better

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Tube service in London, but I do think there is a point -

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and the public are telling me this, as a London MP -

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that they would like to On Monday the Mayor

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condemned the Tube strike. I think today's strikers

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is completely unnecessary. I think today's strike is causing

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misery to millions of commuters. The Labour leader

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is not so forthright. Today the RMT threatened

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further strikes. I would urge them to get around

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the table as quickly as possible, and TFL, because we need a good Tube

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system in London. Will you tell the union

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not to strike? The issue is the two sides are not

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in agreement over the closure That is an issue that many of us

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campaigned on before this round of disputes took place,

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so it is not a question It is a question of asking both

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sides to come together. The new US president comes

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on a visit with him to London. Well, when President Trump arrives

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I am sure we are going I am appalled by his comments

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about women, about minorities within the United States,

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on Muslims and his proposal to build Surely in the 21st century we can do

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a little better than that. Of course and I am sure we will have

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an interesting discussion. I have invited him to visit a mosque

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with me, Finsbury Park mosque are happy to receive him and discuss

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Islam with him. Westminster Council has confirmed

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it's to move all of its homeless people out of the borough-

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the first London council to publicly Westminster Council says long

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waiting lists meant difficult From next month, residents

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in temporary accommodation will be relocated to permanent homes

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outside the borough. Chelsea Football Club's plans

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for a new ground have The council has approved proposals

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for Stamford Bridge to be demolished to make way for the new 60,000

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seater stadium - which would take The final say though will be down

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to the Mayor of London. Guards on Southern Railway

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are to stage another strike in their long-running

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dispute over staffing. Members of the RMT union

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will walk out for 24 hours on the 23rd of January,

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the day before drivers go on strike again in protest

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at driver-only trains. 500 rooms with shared

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areas for socialising. Sounds like a student

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halls of residence. But with an acute shortage

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of housing in the capital, the place you're about to see

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in north west London was set up as affordable homes

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for young professionals. It only opened last summer and now

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there is a waiting list. In some ways it is like a well

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designed student hall, So we have 546 rooms

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throughout the building. Ed Thomas, who runs things here,

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claims it is the world's biggest co-living space,

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and offers a lot more This is the bar, over

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here you have the restaurant. In fact if you look over

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here you have the sauna. And every night there

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is something to do. We have a absolutely

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jam-packed events schedule. Every Friday we do

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a big community drinks. We are trying to change

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the way that young It is a natural graduation

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from university, I suppose. So we met when I

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walked into my room. Meet Ruth and Tobiana,

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and their shared space They each have a private room

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with a shower, toilet and bed. It costs Ruth ?950 a month

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and she prefers it to a flat share. London can be a very longly

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place, it is just nice It's a developed version,

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it is like the older version of student living,

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if you like. Rehearsing downstairs, a band,

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and the drummer who pays ?1,200 a month for his shared room,

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says he has never You have all these residential

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spaces in the building, where you can work from,

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where you can build up But as you'd expect,

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with an average age of 28 Yes, listen, when you start a big

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venture like this and put 546 people in one big building,

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it is inevitable. If things get loud, we will come

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and tell people to be quiet, The people behind this

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development say they are now going to build two more -

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in Canary Wharf and Stratford. But of course it

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is not for everyone. The bar manager, for example,

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prefers his own house share. I have been a student before,

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done student accommodation But the hundreds here do seem

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to like it, and of course it is potentially lucrative

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for the owner. This building could now generate

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?6 million a year in rent. Seven years of digging beneath the

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capital was bound to unearth some revelations about London's past.

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During the construction of Crossrail, archaeologists collected

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objects. Many giving an insight into Victorian life. Here at Tottenham

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Court Road we fitting at the station. Crossrail is now than two

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years away and things are quickly taking shape. It's in with the new,

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but when you spend seven years did digging 42 kilometres of rail

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tunnels beneath the streets of London, you are bound to unearth

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some very old, interesting objects. We had to demolish buildings in

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central London and open up huge excavations and this created a

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unique opportunity for the archaeologists to come on board and

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dig in these central London sites. As part of that they found thousands

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of artefacts. Everything from plague victims to prehistoric stone tools.

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Today, above ground, you can see the scale of the site where the new

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Elizabeth line station will be. Between 1830 and 1921 there was a

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food factory here, which leads us on to one of the most remarkable

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discoveries. The food factory belonged to the company Crosse and

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Blackwell. Thousands of Victorian jam jars and pickle pots were found

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underground during Crossrail digging. We have the most famous

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product they launched in 1838, pick a lily. The discovery has helped

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archaeologists learn more about the tastes of Victorians. We found

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bottles and jars to do with Crosse and Blackwell's manufacturing of

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jams and marmalades. We found how important the manufacturing was of

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Indian pickles and chutneys to Ross and Blackwell as well. It showed

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they were manufacturing madras curry powders and pastes. All findings are

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now in a book, one of ten detailed to -- detailing Crossrail

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discoveries, giving us an insight into the past as we dug for the

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future. The snow and strong winds have

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arrived in London and are already causing disruption across parts

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of the region. Flights have been cancelled

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at Heathrow Airport, and there's been disruption

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on the roads. As you can see from this

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footage in Bexley, driving We'll have all the latest

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details on the weather and transport situation

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in our bulletins tomorrow morning. But the question is -

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what sort of weather are we likely So I'll say good night and leave

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Phil Avery to give you the details. Hello. I'm very grateful to somebody

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who kept their garden furniture out to give me a sense of the depth in

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Surrey. Several centimetres falling. For the most part, tomorrow morning

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is all about ice. If you are on the move first thing, the roads will

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have been whetted and with that to bridge a profile you will end up

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with a significant problem if your streak hasn't been gritted with ice.

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That's not quite the end of the snow story. There's a feature running

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down in raw north-westerly wind, which will wrap up the snow

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particularly east of the capital. It's essentially a decent sort of

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day. There will be some sunshine. It will do nothing at all for the

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temperatures, never better than about five. Because of the strength

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of the wind it will feel cooler than that. Once the sun is down, having

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got the lofty heights of five if you are lucky, we will end up with

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another frosty night. The weekend is going to start on a pretty chilly

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note. If that's not your sort of thing, Sunday will be cloudier and

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milder. thing, Sunday will be cloudier and

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milder. Good evening. It was such a mild

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December, wasn't it, but winter has arrived. Tomorrow morning, again,

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could be prising the wipers off the frozen windscreen. Yes, it's going

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to be cold tonight, whether it is liquid,/ or snow, it will freeze

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solid late at night with temperatures close to or below zero

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in many places. This was the early snow which pushed across the

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south-east, a few centimetres over the high ground. Now we concentrate

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on the showers, which feed in over the north

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