24/03/2017 London News


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Now on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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It's emerged that emergency responses and lessons learnt

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after the 7/7 London bombings, kicked into action on Wednesday

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Specialist Ambulance Teams were deployed without delay,

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thanks to those who answered the first calls coming in

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from Westminster Bridge. Here's Karl Mercer.

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It was the day they'd trained for, but had hoped would never happen.

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A day when London's emergency services

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The true size of what we're going to be dealing with

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Two days on, and a time for reflection and thanks.

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Thank you very much for your hard work on

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Katy Brand met the mayor this morning.

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On Wednesday she took one of the first emergency calls

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We're trained to handle those situations by keeping them

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calm, specifically with that call as well,

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the person I spoke to the phone was quite and upset.

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I used all my training, kept her calm.

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London's ambulance deployed new specialist teams for the first time

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on Wednesday, using lessons learned from the 7/7 attacks.

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These teams were set up to counterattack a MTFA.

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They involve 150 experienced and specially trained medics across

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London. They have two weeks intensive training with other

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emergency services as they start, then two weeks specialist training

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every year. We did deploy specialist teams

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to manage that type of incident. We have those teams

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on duty 24 seven. Actually, they've

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proven their worth. Soho firefighter Mark Maclean

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and his colleagues from Lambeth were among the first onto the bridge,

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again meeting with the mayor this morning but with Wednesday's event

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is still fresh in his mind. Yeah, there are certain images that

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will stay with me. But I've done the very best I can do professionally to

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try and make the situation better. His colleagues from

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the brigade's River band team helped rescue a person

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who had fallen into the Thames from She was unresponsive in the water

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and it was clear she had suffered The crew working on her were very

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busy and genuinely had their work LeMay's final stop of the day at

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Scotland Yard. -- the mayor's. As far as the attacker is concerned,

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he recently chose to give himself a Muslim name -

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even though he was born With over one in 10 Londoners

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being Muslim, there's been a lot activity within the communities

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since Wednesday, which hasn't centred around their faith,

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but instead their sense Ayshea Buksh can tell

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us more about it. This is what Mr Amit saw from his

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meeting room minutes after the Westminster attack. When he was

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finally allowed to go home after a five-hour lockdown, he setup a

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fundraising website for the families of the victims. So far it is raised

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over ?20,000. The group describes who we are. The donations of come

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from everywhere. It happens to be a Muslim-led campaign but in and of

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its essence it is a multicultural campaign. It is a bunch of people

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coming together investing in the idea of a shared, positive London

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that works for everyone. After surviving the London bombings in

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2005, this woman left her job in the city to setup a charity helping

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women to tackle radicalisation. We can't be defeated. We can't let this

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one lone attack affect our lives and change our lives, whereby we live in

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fear. I urge London and I urge the communities here in London to come

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together to stand together so we can overcome this issue like we did 12

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years ago. The people we have spoken to do not claim to speak for the

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so-called Muslim timidity of London. Islam is as diverse as Londoners.

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But they are prepared to speak out to save the extremism we have seen

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this week in our city does not represent their values.

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Two brothers from south London helped save their mother's life

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earlier this month - with some quick thinking

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What made it all the more unusual was their young age.

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Four-year-old twins Rahman and Samuel are not easily baffled. When

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their mother fainted, they were quick to act. Samuel placed his

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mum's foam on her iPhone to unlock it. Then they did this.

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I said Siri, 999. Thanks to their call, paramedics

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reached within 30 minutes. As a parent you tell them things and hope

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they sink in. You never expected to happen for them to remember

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everything you said. But let's find out what

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the weather's up to with Nick. Very breezy today.

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Fingers crossed for the weekend? Yes, the breeze is staying with us.

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Lots of blue sky over the weekend. There will be a noticeable wind with

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a bit of an edge to it in terms of the feel of the weather. Overnight

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under clear skies, temperatures dipping away. It will turn out to be

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a chilly night and a chilly start to Saturday. It looks like many of us

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enjoy the blue sky tomorrow from dawn until dusk. A glorious day to

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come. A dry weekend. The easterly breeze, if anything, it may be a

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notch up tomorrow compared to today. You really appreciate the sunshine

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and those temperatures edging into the mid teens. As for Sunday, it is

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a similar picture. The sunshine may turn hazy later in the day. Still

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the breeze. Temperatures moved to 14, 15 Celsius. Here is your summary

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for the weekend. It is looking glorious. Maybe hazy, the sunshine,

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on Sunday. Fine weather continuing into Monday. Here is your weekend

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weather outlook for the whole of the UK.

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weather outlook for the whole of the UK.

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Good evening. It is good news on the weather front for most of the UK. We

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have been forecasting fine weather for a few days. It has certainly

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arrived. Beautiful picture today. The skies are clearing across the

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UK. Temperatures are falling as well. Pretty nippy. Already a frost

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developing in northern areas as this high establish its hotels across the

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UK. It is the windlass zone in the centre of the high where those

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temperatures dropping. Some fog in places, such as

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