The latest news, sport and weather from London.
Browse content similar to 26/01/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
Good evening. I'm Assad Ahmad.
A speeding driver has been jailed for killing a student who was mown
down as she crossed the road outside her university.
Hina Shamim was hit by Farid Reza's BMW in Kingston, after Reza had been
racing against William Spicer - at speeds of almost 70mph.
In court, he fell to his knees, begging the victim's
Compassionate, selfless, with so much to live for.
A family tribute today to Hina Shamim, knocked down
and killed by a speeding driver who was simply showing off.
Caught on CCTV, this is Hina, holding her coursework,
heading towards the library, but coming towards her are two BMWs.
It shows them hurtling along at twice the 30mph limit.
The car in front hits the 21-year-old before
Nearly two years on and the family's loss is still unbearable.
It has been really tough for all of us.
She was a big part of our family and we all loved her,
and losing her at such a young age has been really difficult.
36-year-old Farid Reza was at the wheel.
In court, he fell to the feet of his victim's father
and begged for forgiveness, but he was jailed today
The jury rejected his claim he was trying to get away
from another driver he had just cut up.
He walked from court after being found guilty of a lesser
It happened here on an evening when many students were in the area
The cars were travelling down the street at 70 mph.
When one of them hit Hina Shamim, she did not stand a chance.
In the car that hit her were five children.
One of them that suffered a fractured jaw, collarbone
How would you characterise the driving that night?
60 mph with children in the car, ridiculous.
Let's not forget there were seven people injured that night,
one fatally, one seriously, and the other five moderately.
After her death, Hina Shamim's family raised ?30,000 to go
It is a legacy, but they say her death has left a void that
Campaigners are making their last stand against an oil company
which wants to start drilling for oil on the Surrey Hills.
A protest camp was set up on Leith Hill, but a court order
Marc Ashdown has been gauging opinion over the issue.
Only a handful of people remain inside.
After a High Court ruling on Monday, the bailiffs can turn up at any
Some form of camp has been here since October.
The latest action by protesters and residents in the seven-year
fight over the prospect of test drilling for oil under
I would like my grandchildren to have the same growing up,
with all this wonderful countryside around them.
This is not about fracking for shale gas, which is much more
controversial and has got plenty of headlines.
This is straightforward drilling for oil.
But for these protesters in residence, that is not the point.
Surrey Hills has been designated as an area
of outstanding natural beauty, and they say if permission
is granted to drill here, it could be granted
There is already a site up the road in Brockham.
The oil rig itself would be 35 metres high.
It is hoped it could yield up to 11 million barrels.
There is also a chance there might be no oil there whatsoever.
I'll just have to be arrested, I'm afraid.
Recently, the stakes have been raised.
Protesters have been accused of blocking lorries in the road.
The bigger picture is the entire Weald will be industrialised
if we do not look out or watch what is happening, because there
is going to be Surrey Hills, Brockham, they are looking
Surrey County Council, which has opposed plans throughout,
said drilling is still some way off, but the days of this protest
The mystery behind the identity of a man found dead more than a year
ago on Saddleworth Moor in the north of England has finally been solved.
He's 67-year-old Londoner, David Lytton.
This is a fascinating story and has been a real mystery. He was found on
the moor without a wallet, without a phone, any IDE. It was quite strange
how he was actually found. His legs were pointing down, very straight,
his head pointing up, his arms were across his chest and it was as if he
was lying down on the path. A postmortem has revealed he had a
titanium plate in his leg, which was only manufactured and in Dagestan
and after extensive police work it's now known that he flew to Heathrow
from in Pakistan on the 10th of December, 2015. He'd lived in
Pakistan for ten years. He boarded a train to Manchester and was captured
on CCTV, you can just about see that now. You can see the pictures
captured on CCTV. He arrived at a pub in Saddleworth and asked the
landlord directions to the top of a mountain. His body was later found
on the moor, with a container of medicine which police -- police was
-- police believe was the cause of death, it was poison used to kill
rats widely used in Pakistan. Nobody knows why he headed back to this
country from Pakistan, to the moors, there's lots of mystery surrounding
it. He had a train ticket in his trouser pocket, a return ticket to
London, so many unanswered questions still.
Thank you for the update. Have you bought a coffee
today from a coffee shop? If you have, there's a good chance
you've added to the millions of disposable cups which end up
in landfill sites, It's the problem of the cups
being lined with plastic. But the City of London Authority
has found a solution. Tea may traditionally be
the nation's favourite drink, but coffee culture has taken
the UK by storm. We love to get it to go,
but disposing all our cups Every day, it's estimated
7 million are thrown away, and less than 1% of cups
could be recycled. The problem is that these cups
are made from paper and plastic, so you can recycle the lid,
you can recycle this bit of cardboard, but inside the paper
cup there is a plastic film which makes it waterproof,
and it is really difficult We think that most people
do want to recycle. Many people think they are
currently recycling them. Now an initiative to boost
recycling has been launched The Square Mile Challenge
is encouraging businesses to sign up to a scheme which provides
specialist recycling Technology to separate the plastic
and the paper has only fairly It is new technology,
it needs developing, it needs volume to go to those
mills, to get them That is what we're trying do
with the Square Mile Challenge, to supply that volume and create
a template which can be followed Last year, the Liberal Democrats
called for a 5p charge on coffee cups, similar to the one imposed
on plastic bags. But the government says coffee
chains and brands are already This is one of a number encouraging
people to buy reusable cups. They are a cup that is
a permanent takeaway cup. We will put your takeaway coffee
in here, and as an incentive, you will get a free coffee
for a week. It is really important
because anything we can do to make it easier on the planet,
I guess. If you work in the Square Mile,
you'll start to see bins The ambition is to recycle 5 million
cups within 12 months and inspire other areas to take
up the challenge. Alt. -- although the RMT Tube strike
finished this evening, you may wish to keep across the travel on 6:30am
on BBC One, we will have the latest news and travel. I'm sure that
coffee sales increase on a freezing day like today.
Bitter, raw, I've heard various objectives to hear today's weather.
Not a day to go running. Less cold tomorrow, good news, mostly dry as
well. It will turn milder towards the weekend. The blue is
disappearing over the next few days eastwards, and something more mellow
and greener over the next couple of days. We are in the blue tonight,
lows of -3 or -4 in some places. A hard frost, a few freezing fog
patches. Towards the end of the night, a risk of rain all the odd
flake of snow, some yellow warnings in force for the risk of ice first
thing in the morning. It shouldn't amount to much, things will clear
through and brighten up the touch. We will see thick cloud and the odd
spot of rain later in the day. Temperatures will be much higher. We
are heading in the right direction. That theme continues through the
weekend. It's swings and roundabouts, higher temperatures but
some rain as roundabouts, higher temperatures but
some rain as well. Good evening. It's been dry so far
this January but as it draws to a close it looks like we will see some
rain at last. It's been an interesting today a bitterly cold in
Norfolk, way we kept the grey cloud all day and the grey cloud gave a
dusting of snow in places. This is a lovely picture sent in from Sutton
Coldfield. Rob Wales and much of Scotland it's been a beautiful day,
lots of sunshine and temperatures, 13 degrees compared with -2 under
the cloud in East Anglia. Those temperatures are already down to -3
or minus four. It's bitter out there, when you add on the
wind-chill, quite a severe frost in places. Eluding the frost in the
south and west because we have more cloud and wind here. But for many
others, another frosty night, another hard frost particularly in
the countryside and with the potential especially