The latest news, sport and weather from London.
Browse content similar to 24/03/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
Now on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.
It's emerged that emergency responses and lessons learnt
after the 7/7 London bombings, kicked into action on Wednesday
Specialist Ambulance Teams were deployed without delay,
thanks to those who answered the first calls coming in
from Westminster Bridge. Here's Karl Mercer.
It was the day they'd trained for, but had hoped would never happen.
A day when London's emergency services
The true size of what we're going to be dealing with
Two days on, and a time for reflection and thanks.
Thank you very much for your hard work on
Katy Brand met the mayor this morning.
On Wednesday she took one of the first emergency calls
We're trained to handle those situations by keeping them
calm, specifically with that call as well,
the person I spoke to the phone was quite and upset.
I used all my training, kept her calm.
London's ambulance deployed new specialist teams for the first time
on Wednesday, using lessons learned from the 7/7 attacks.
These teams were set up to counterattack a MTFA.
They involve 150 experienced and specially trained medics across
London. They have two weeks intensive training with other
emergency services as they start, then two weeks specialist training
every year. We did deploy specialist teams
to manage that type of incident. We have those teams
on duty 24 seven. Actually, they've
proven their worth. Soho firefighter Mark Maclean
and his colleagues from Lambeth were among the first onto the bridge,
again meeting with the mayor this morning but with Wednesday's event
is still fresh in his mind. Yeah, there are certain images that
will stay with me. But I've done the very best I can do professionally to
try and make the situation better. His colleagues from
the brigade's River band team helped rescue a person
who had fallen into the Thames from She was unresponsive in the water
and it was clear she had suffered The crew working on her were very
busy and genuinely had their work LeMay's final stop of the day at
Scotland Yard. -- the mayor's. As far as the attacker is concerned,
he recently chose to give himself a Muslim name -
even though he was born With over one in 10 Londoners
being Muslim, there's been a lot activity within the communities
since Wednesday, which hasn't centred around their faith,
but instead their sense Ayshea Buksh can tell
us more about it. This is what Mr Amit saw from his
meeting room minutes after the Westminster attack. When he was
finally allowed to go home after a five-hour lockdown, he setup a
fundraising website for the families of the victims. So far it is raised
over ?20,000. The group describes who we are. The donations of come
from everywhere. It happens to be a Muslim-led campaign but in and of
its essence it is a multicultural campaign. It is a bunch of people
coming together investing in the idea of a shared, positive London
that works for everyone. After surviving the London bombings in
2005, this woman left her job in the city to setup a charity helping
women to tackle radicalisation. We can't be defeated. We can't let this
one lone attack affect our lives and change our lives, whereby we live in
fear. I urge London and I urge the communities here in London to come
together to stand together so we can overcome this issue like we did 12
years ago. The people we have spoken to do not claim to speak for the
so-called Muslim timidity of London. Islam is as diverse as Londoners.
But they are prepared to speak out to save the extremism we have seen
this week in our city does not represent their values.
Two brothers from south London helped save their mother's life
earlier this month - with some quick thinking
What made it all the more unusual was their young age.
Four-year-old twins Rahman and Samuel are not easily baffled. When
their mother fainted, they were quick to act. Samuel placed his
mum's foam on her iPhone to unlock it. Then they did this.
I said Siri, 999. Thanks to their call, paramedics
reached within 30 minutes. As a parent you tell them things and hope
they sink in. You never expected to happen for them to remember
everything you said. But let's find out what
the weather's up to with Nick. Very breezy today.
Fingers crossed for the weekend? Yes, the breeze is staying with us.
Lots of blue sky over the weekend. There will be a noticeable wind with
a bit of an edge to it in terms of the feel of the weather. Overnight
under clear skies, temperatures dipping away. It will turn out to be
a chilly night and a chilly start to Saturday. It looks like many of us
enjoy the blue sky tomorrow from dawn until dusk. A glorious day to
come. A dry weekend. The easterly breeze, if anything, it may be a
notch up tomorrow compared to today. You really appreciate the sunshine
and those temperatures edging into the mid teens. As for Sunday, it is
a similar picture. The sunshine may turn hazy later in the day. Still
the breeze. Temperatures moved to 14, 15 Celsius. Here is your summary
for the weekend. It is looking glorious. Maybe hazy, the sunshine,
on Sunday. Fine weather continuing into Monday. Here is your weekend
weather outlook for the whole of the UK.
weather outlook for the whole of the UK.
Good evening. It is good news on the weather front for most of the UK. We
have been forecasting fine weather for a few days. It has certainly
arrived. Beautiful picture today. The skies are clearing across the
UK. Temperatures are falling as well. Pretty nippy. Already a frost
developing in northern areas as this high establish its hotels across the
UK. It is the windlass zone in the centre of the high where those
temperatures dropping. Some fog in places, such as