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Good evening and welcome to BBC London News.
So after the events of yesterday, it's been a day or reflection.
As Londoners travelled in to work reading the headlines about another
terrorist attack in the capital, there was also a sense
This morning, Tolu Adeoye joined some of the millions
Londoners, and others from around the world who have come here to
visit this great city, will get up and go about their day as normal.
They will leave their hotels, they will
walk these streets. They will live their lives.
This morning, as the Prime Minister had said, life carried on.
There were of course signs of yesterday's attack, but those we
spoke to on the morning commute were resilient.
You mustn't let fear govern your life.
I'm sure everyone today will feel more up to it than ever.
Journalism students from the University of Sheffield were
visiting Parliament yesterday as the attack unfolded.
Today, they carried on with their London visit
I think it's kind of changed how I feel about terrorism.
It has not changed that you could be anywhere in the world, it could
It's not changed me wanting to come to London.
It's just sad, isn't it? I'm not scared.
This is a city that's been attacked before.
Adam remembers the aftermath of 7/7 well.
The city came together then, and he says the latest attack
You don't want to become accustomed to that happening
regularly. But I'm a Londoner.
I've always been brought up here. So no, it doesn't worry me.
I can imagine it would worry some people.
You just get on? Yeah, I do.
Certain areas were quieter than usual.
The London Eye, one of a handful of attractions which shut
But thousands of tourists still enjoyed the landmarks
that had attracted them to the capital.
They arrived on holiday from Israel yesterday.
The only way to fight terrorism of any kind is not to be afraid,
is not to stay home, is not to be frightened of anything.
It's to go out and live your life, and give a
message that nothing will stop London.
Nothing will stop Britain. Nothing will stop England.
The terror attack at Westminster was the biggest since
The Met believe it was the work of one man,
but are investigating whether he was part
So how do the police respond to this - and how
Here's our Home Affairs Correspondent, Nick Beake.
We were told to expect more police on the streets.
Others were armed only with the knowledge of London geography.
So how should this attack change security in our city?
Bob Broadhurst had the awesome responsibility of keeping
Do we need to make huge changes? I don't think so.
I think what yesterday showed is just how easy it is now
for a terrorist just to jump into an ordinary car
We don't want to become a police state.
We don't want, you know, to be locked away from our city.
We want to be able to move around it.
Bob, so many of the flags today flying at half-mast,
but in the days ahead, there will be questions
about the fact that the police and the security service
Do you think that criticism will be justified?
I mean, flags fly at half-mast shows the nation's respect,
and I think the nation now needs to respect what the police do.
There will be dozens, probably hundreds of people,
that the police are looking at, potential suspects, many of them
The attack here has raised questions over just how well Parliament
and the rest of London is protected from a terror attack,
and it's likely to reignite that debate over whether there should be
was cleared of murder after shooting dead a suspect 12 years ago.
We live in a society where all police officers
It might be five years down the road or ten years down the road.
But if you want people with guns to be able to stop
an attack of this nature, or simply to stop
any form of armed criminality, I don't think it's fair to ask
unarmed police officers to continue to do that for much longer.
Yesterday's attacker was eventually shot dead by a plainclothes
close protection officer who carried a gun.
Keeping London safe is a complicated business,
and the Metropolitan Police are playing many roles tonight.
Protectors, investigators, but also mourners.
Nick Beake, BBC London News, Westminster.
Social media was used to share photos of the Seanad details of what
happened. Today it has been used to show London's solidarity.
Messages on social media have been clear. As have messages of support
from famous Londoners. If this ACPO -- of terrorism was supposed to
divide the people of London, I know for a fact that all something like
this does is bring them closer together as one. Tonight we send our
heartfelt thoughts to everybody in Britain. And from Adel during her
concert in New Zealand... It's very strange not being at home. I want to
do is be at home with my friends and family. Let's dedicate this to my
hometown. From all around the world,
shows of solidarity. From the union flag projected
on to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate tonight, to lights out
at the Eiffel Tower, Back in the capital,
messages from Underground staff Announcement boards at Tube stations
are being used to give uplifting messages to commuters today,
like this one here at Tower Hill. It's one of the most
popular on social media, having been liked and shared
thousands of times. Others include these
in Tooting Beck and Richmond. The images and slogans used today
to share thoughts online capture A sentiment shared this morning
by the Prime Minister. to remember those who lost
their lives or have been injured. Alice Bhandhukravi is in
Trafalgar Square for us now. that is right.
Here in Trafalgar square and there are several little memorial sites
like this one where people have gathered. Even at this late hour
there have been small groups of people coming, lighting candles,
laying flowers, in memory of those who lost their lives. In another
part of London there was a tribute to PC Keith Palmer in particular,
the football club that he so loved Tom Charlton Athletic. He was a
long-standing season-ticket holder. When PC Palmer was not on duty, he
was a regular here. He had a season ticket for at least the last 12
years. There was an outpouring of emotion among Charlton Athletic
fans. The club decided they would like to pay tribute. They have done
so by leaving a scarf over his seat in the East stand. That scarf will
stay there until the next Tom match against MK Dons on April before.
Earlier, I spoke to the club journalist, who summed up the mood.
People say they recognised him. Obviously the news was horrendous,
no matter what. It strikes England as a nation. But when you know it is
one of your own, it makes it closer to home. It's devastating really.
The club are looking at how to pay tribute to PC Palmer on the night of
the MK dons match. A statement from his family earlier read that Keith
would be remembered as a wonderful dad and husband, a loving son,
brother and uncle. A long-time supporter of Charlton Athletic, a
friend to everyone who knew him. That certainly comes across here.
One message I read said, rest in peace, Keith. Thanks for protecting
horse. Chris slake, Charlton.
In a moment, the weather. First, we leave you with some images of today
and London's defiant mood. Good night.
He was a strong, professional public servant.
We come together as Londoners tonight. Londoners will never be
cowed by terrorism. Good evening. A slow start to the
day-to-day. It did begin to brighten a up as confirmed by one of our
pictures in King's Cross this afternoon. Tomorrow will be quite
similar. We start on a cloudy note. It will be a dry start. It will
brighten not in the afternoon. We should see sunshine. The clouds will
be developing overnight. It will stay dry pretty much across the
board. A bit of a breeze. Temperatures dipping down to five or
6 degrees. It will be chilly in the morning, particularly in the breeze.
A lot of cloud first thing. We will begin to see much brighter skies
coming in from the west. Temperatures getting up to even 13
degrees. With the breeze, it will temper things a little bit. The
breeze continues to blow for the first part of the weekend. Saturday
will be a lovely day with plenty of sunshine. 11 or 12 degrees in the
east of London, 15 degrees in the West. The outlook sees the fine
weather continue into the second part of the weekend. 1415 degrees.
Still quite breezy. Here's Thomas with the national picture.
Good evening. Some good news on the weather front of this evening. The
weekend is looking sunny for most of the UK. We have got clear skies
across the country and it promises to be a sunny day tomorrow. We had
some rain today. It rained quite heavy across parts of the South
West. These are remnants of weather fronts