27/01/2017 London News


27/01/2017

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BBC London has learned that we could be just weeks away

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from a "unique" fix to deal with two of London's major problems.

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A radical plan is being discussed which could allow our hospitals

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to sell off areas of extra land they own - and be allowed

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At the same time, the land could be used to build more homes.

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The great and the good of London politics, in a room,

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talking about more powers and more money for the capital,

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The only way we'll make progress in this agenda in the years

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ahead is if London speaks with one united voice.

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Sadiq Khan wants more of the tax London raises kept here.

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Everything from stamp duty and a new tourist tax.

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It's a wish list, but BBC London has learned there is a more

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Crucially, top officials here at the Treasury are involved.

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As are top officials at the Department of Health

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It's a deal that means that London's hospitals,

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unlike those around the country, will be able to keep

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the money they get from selling off spare land.

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So instead of handing the money back to the Treasury

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as they do at the moment, hospitals will be able to use

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the money to reinvest in local health services.

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The land could then be used, in conjunction with the mayor,

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to build affordable housing for key workers.

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It's hoped the deal will oversee the process of selling

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It'll be a very significant change, because the estate of hospitals

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in London is worth massively more than in any other

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It would be an opportunity for using the land values that

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are often used in London in the private sector for direct

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public sector reinvestment, either in hospital buildings

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or potentially in hospital services under stress.

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It's understood the deal should be finalised within weeks

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The mayor is not prepared to give much away today, however.

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I'm not in the business of giving running commentaries.

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What I will say is this, I have been impressed

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by the conversations I've had with central Government about them

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recognising that this isn't about party politics.

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It's about recognising that when decisions are made at the coal

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Does this give you some hope that you will get further powers

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And politicians are normally optimistic if they know there's

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An England fan from west London has been sentenced

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to ten years in prison - for pushing another man onto

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32-year-old Christopher Cole admitted "attempting to cause

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The victim was badly bruised but managed to leap out of the way

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So President Donald Trump is coming to London to meet the Queen.

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We're not sure yet if he'll also visit what he calls

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"London's no-go areas" - which he says our police

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But today, one of his closest advisors - a preacher -

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was in town, and Alice Bhandhukravi met him, and quizzed him.

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I invite everyone of you to help me elect the next president of the

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United States of America! Donald J Trump! Trump, Trump... The rallying

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cry which in the end succeeded. But here in London Pastor Mark Burns

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says he's surprised and saddened by the unpopularity of his new

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president. He is not as he has been

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portrayed in the media. What about Muslim Londoners who may

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be concerned about going to America? Because, if your president had his

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way, they might not be allowed? The president has not

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waged war against Islam. He has suggested that Muslims

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are banned from entering This is the media taking bits

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and pieces of what it is he said and creating the false narrative

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that isn't true. The president has made it clear,

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he has done nothing other than President Jimmy Carter did,

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by proposing a temporary ban against territories

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that are supporting The UK is not supporting or

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harbouring any terrorists that are out to do harm to you, or the United

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States of America, so obviously the Muslims in this country don't have

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anything to worry about. But Mr Trump didn't say that. He didn't

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say, except for the good guys. He said, I will consider banning

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Muslims from entering the United States, and there was no nuance in

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that. Isn't that the problem with Donald Trump? I agree that once

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again Donald Trump has made it very clear he is not the polished

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politician, he's learning. Donald Trump said something

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which upset many Londoners, he said there were many areas

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in London that were no-go areas, I have not seen those

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areas, but have only seen If you say it isn't true,

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being a Londoner, I would Do you believe that Donald Trump is

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just misunderstood? He's truly misunderstood and I don't have

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anything to gain by saying that. Like most people, only knowing

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Donald Trump through the lenses of the media, not his is -- not him as

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a person. Now the weather. Quite a tranquil view. Things are

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quite mild, as we started off the day it was a cold, frosty start but

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those temperatures have been rising through the day, and through the

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rest of this evening and overnight we are seeing a lot of cloud around.

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That cloud bringing drizzly outbreaks of rain, but for most of

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those it set to be frost free first thing on Saturday. Through the day

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on Saturday the morning showers should clear away and it will feel

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much milder compared to the bitterly cold weather we have seen recently.

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You are likely to wake up to great conditions with outbreaks of rain.

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By the afternoon a reappearance of some sunshine, 8-9 . It will turn

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chilly through into the early hours of Sunday. Perhaps a touch of frost

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first thing Sunday. Through the day we are likely to see things turning

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pretty wet. Eventually the weather front should push away during the

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course of Monday. I'll leave you with an outlook and pursue to my

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colleague. Good evening. Not many would argue

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that January hasn't been dry, but today, many of us had our first

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significant rain for some time, because the transition is on from

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cold, Continental dry air to milder Atlantic air, but the transition is

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a slow one. So we have had ice today, and freezing fog,

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