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Welcome to BBC London News with me, Alice Bhandhukravi.
As we've been hearing, Storm Doris caused mayhem up
and down the country, and the capital was no exception.
There was major travel disruption, with trains cancelled and severe
Roads and flights were also disrupted.
In a moment, we'll get the latest on the travel situation, but first
We were warned to expect high winds, and today Storm Doris has
made her presence felt, sweeping across the capital
bringing lashings of rain and punishing winds.
At one stage, all trains were suspended at London Euston due
High winds meant cancellations and reduced speeds on many
These were the queues of buses in Luton.
Had to cancel my meetings at work, which isn't great.
I'm in limbo and hoping to find a solution to get home soon.
We're off to uni to hand in a report that's due at 3.
Due to the delays, I'm worried about missing the deadline.
I came from Kettering and I'm going to St Pancras,
but now we're going to King's Cross in a taxi.
The waves on the Thames meant for a time the Woolwich
This footage was captured by the Met's Marine Policing Unit.
In the air, fewer flights leaving and arriving into Heathrow.
The airport made the decision to reduce its schedule by 10%.
With winds of up to 60 mph, several trees have been blown
over across the capital, causing disruption on the roads.
This tree in Chiswick flattened a car.
But a woman in Purley wasn't so lucky.
She was injured when a tree crushed her car.
The London Fire Brigade has been responding to calls linked
with the storm throughout the day, including to Regent Street,
over fears a window was about to be blown off its hinges.
Storm Doris has meant that it's been the busiest day
for London Fire Brigade so far this year.
We've had over 100 calls and firefighters are working
What we do ask the public to do is ensure they are looking
round houses and gardens and bringing in things
like garden furniture and anything that's not secure,
or make sure it's tied down so the wind can't blow it away.
The worst of the wind and rain has now passed,
but not before Doris left her mark, causing destruction and disruption
Let's get more on the travel situation now with Louisa Preston,
Louisa, news of an incident at Victoria Station earlier?
Yes, that's right. A man was injured outside Victoria station. London
Ambulance Service was called at around 3pm with a man with head
injuries. It's been reported that roof tiles fell off a roof and hit
him on the head and he went to hospital. The London Fire Brigade
was called to repair the roof and break the area safer, but part of it
was sealed off. Transport for London are investigating what happened.
What's the situation with the trains now? As we've heard, trains have
been extremely affected right across London throughout the day, and
tonight they are still being affected. The scenes we have seen at
Liverpool Street tonight, hundreds of people trying to on trains. Those
pictures were taken at about 7pm. I've just been on the platform at
Euston and it's still busy there tonight. Network Rail said the lines
are open but there is still a lot of disruption on the line and backlog,
and King's Cross station was extremely busy earlier this evening.
On the underground, the Bakerloo and northern lines were disrupted
earlier this evening because debris. They have now been cleared and
things seem be OK. We are being told that hopefully services will be back
to normal by tomorrow morning. The Government has being accused
of "magical thinking" over the impact of a third
runway at Heathrow. A group of cross-party MPs
say ministers are just "wishing away problems",
when they should be looking at ways to mitigate pollution,
noise and the effects Heathrow insists the environment
will be protected. Our Political Editor
Tim Donovan reports. And some are resorting
to direct action. But Heathrow are gathering
vocal support, too. Pro-expansion campaigners
like Barry, who spent years working in hotels around
Heathrow, and whose wife works now And the UK, not just UK,
but the local economy. Without it, I think it
would just go downhill. But what about all the issues around
noise, air pollution and so on? There is going to be air
pollution, no matter where It's going to be built,
and now, with the way the aeroplanes are going, as they get
more fuel-efficient, it's much And buses and trains and cars
are all getting more He may be sold on that,
but MPs are not. A group of them find no
convincing signals coming from Government yet on air pollution
and carbon emissions. My committee is not
yet satisfied that the Government has managed to square
the circle of expanding Heathrow And meeting both our air
pollution targets and our It is going to have
to set out how each of And I'm afraid the
window for just using smoke and mirrors
is rapidly closing. It's not just about the aircraft,
it's about the vehicles. Heathrow has promised no extra
traffic, and more public transport. And the Government pledges not
to allow an extra runway and less If you go to an airport,
it is like a shopping mall. Those shops have to be stocked up,
there is food there. They don't bring it
in in cars, it's lorries. I have said before,
they are not going to fire the passengers in by
a large catapult. The Government has said
that it won't go ahead. It can't go ahead unless
these environment and standards are met, and that
must be reassuring? It's certainly reassuring,
but it is common sense. But common sense also says that,
why are we wasting time and money on proceeding with it now
until they can come up Because, says the Government,
it is confident that its national air quality plan, due in a few
weeks' time, we'll show how expansion can be reconciled
with the environment. Hundreds of motorists
in London are still driving, despite having too many penalty
points on their licence. A BBC investigation has found that
drivers are usually banned when they exceed 12 points,
but magistrates can waive the rule The judiciary argue it's giving
people a second chance. Marc Ashdown's report does contain
some flashing images. From speeding to drink-driving,
failing to have insurance or Penalty points are given to drivers
when they break the law. They are seen as a vital
tool in helping to After accumulating 12
active points on a license, a driver is usually
banned for six months. But figures obtained by the BBC
showed nearly 10,000 drivers are still on the road
on the UK despite having With the most drivers unsurprisingly
Greater London has the majority, On the outskirts, in
Hertfordshire, there are 165 drivers with
12 points or more. Across the capital, some 39 drivers
have 20 points or more. While one driver is still
on the road despite having accumulated
a whopping 39 points. The law doesn't seem to be
working at the moment. We have got people
obviously being caught and going through the justice
system but actually this seems to be making
a mockery of that. Drivers are getting
away with repeatedly They can appeal to a
Magistrates' Court that a driving ban would cause them
exceptional hardship. Construction site manager
Alex McFarlane did just that. He triggered six roadside cameras
in three months around Essex, and was caught
driving at 109 mph. He pleaded with a judge that
a ban would cost him his job and leave him
unable to pay debts. Despite being given
42 penalty points, he I wouldn't consider losing
a licence in London, maybe, There are plenty of ways
to get around London. You look at a rural community,
and that may be more But one has the discretion
of the bench on the day. The Government says the vast
majority of drivers with 12 points are automatically
disqualified. And that only in exceptional
circumstances should But there are hundreds
of drivers across London who repeatedly have broken the law
but are still behind the wheel. And to sport, where in the last half
an hour Tottenham Hotspur have been knocked out of the Europa League,
after losing 3-2 on aggregate It's time for me to
wish you goodnight. I'll leave you now with
the weather with Stav Danaos. Quite a day for you, I expect.
It was, although I wasn't here for the day shift. It was pretty wild
with gusts of 50-60 mph. It caused some damage, bringing trees down,
but thankfully it's turning quieter overnight. One or two showers
around, but much cooler than it has been on the last few nights.
Tomorrow, a much calmer day. Lighter windss, a chilly start, but plenty
of sunshine in the morning. Early showers clearing away, 8-12 mph, but
lighter than today. Temperatures, nine or 10 degrees, so cooler, but
the sunshine will compensate. A ridge of high pressure moving away
and then we see the next area of low pressure bringing in another bout of
wet and windy weather, mainly to the north and west of the UK, but a
blustery day into the start of the weekend with a bit of rain here and
there. Temperatures rising a bit. Towards the latter part of the
weekend and into next week, it will be much milder. I will leave you
with Thomas Shelter. be much milder. I will leave you
with Thomas Shelter.