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Good evening. I'm Asad Ahmad.
A defiant former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone has appeared before
a Labour Party misconduct panel - saying he has nothing
to apologise for - after making controversial comments
Last year, speaking on BBC Radio London,
Mr Livingstone claimed that Hitler "collaborated" with
If found guilty, he could be thrown out of the party -
Here's our political correspondent, Karl Mercer.
This was the scene in Westminster a year ago.
Ken Livingstone at the centre of a media scrum over
comments he made earlier on BBC Radio London's
It is completely over the top to try and dismiss it.
Let's remember, when Hitler won his election in 1932 his policy
then was Jews should be moved to Israel.
He was supporting Zionism before he went mad.
Opponents labelled the comments anti-Semitic and Livingstone
Berated that morning by angry fellow MP John Mann.
This morning London's former mayor turned up at a Labour Party
disciplinary hearing, which will rule if he will be
He was asked if he will apologise for those comments.
If you look at the Jewish Chronicle website that day, it states I said
Hitler was a Zionist, it states I said Jews
He again defended his words of a year ago.
I simply said that back in 1933 Hitler's Government signed a deal
with the Zionist movement which would mean that
Germany's Jewish community were moved to what is now Israel.
That's very different to saying Hitler supporter Zionism.
The meeting's being held behind closed doors, taking evidence
Ken's consistent failure to recognise the hurt,
pain and the offence he's caused within the Jewish community
and to Holocaust survivors in the UK make it clear that can be no future
for somebody in the Labour Party who has such an appalling disregard
and lack of sensitivity around these issues.
There's no point hanging around today.
The hearing is scheduled to last two days.
A Christian nurse sacked by the NHS after offering
to pray for patients - is claiming she was
Sarah Kuteh was dismissed from Darent Valley Hospital
in Dartford, for what was described as "gross misconduct".
One complaint from a cancer patient, claimed that the nurse had told him
he would have a better chance of survival if he prayed.
There is a line that is not distinct yet.
She was sacked after ignoring warnings following
Patients say she preached and made them feel awkward.
Governors at a school in Lambeth have tonight been discussing
whether to issue masks for its pupils.
London won't have seen anything like it since
the Second World War, but these masks are to
An over-reaction - or a sensible step that could be copied?
Could this mask be the future for children in London?
Today, Archbishop Sumner School in Lambeth discussed
whether to introduce them to pupils to help limit the effects
The real concern as a parent and from the other parents around
here is not enough is being done to address diesel fumes
We are looking to see if there is a way we can help
parents find better routes to school, to invest in masks
Nine-year-old Henry thinks it's a good idea.
He has asthma and his mum uses backroads to take him to school
He says he wishes fewer people used cars.
When I'm walking to school I get wheezy and I start to cough
and all the car fumes go into my lungs and it makes it
Earlier this year the mayor announced toxic air audits would be
carried out at 50 primary schools in some of the most polluted areas
in London, including at this school in the city,
to help the schools work out how to better protect pupils.
But in the latest stats from City Hall, it was found 360
primary schools are in areas that are exposed to dangerous levels
Experts say much more must be done to tackle the problem.
ClientEarth is calling for the lower emission zone to cover
We are talking about minute particles, less than a 20th
What we need to focus on is ensuring the air is clean for everyone
to breathe without resorting to things like mask.
We need to tackle emissions from road transport,
especially diesel vehicles, which are known to
The mayor has said he is committed to improving air quality in London
and will make a further announcement next week.
For many, the time has come to take the problem
After spending over 200 years making ammunition and explosives
for Britain's Armed Forces, the former Royal Arsenal munitions
factory in Woolwich has taken another significant step forward
It's been given the go-ahead to create hundreds of jobs
It'll rival the South Bank and we sent Yvonne Hall to take a look.
His Majesty visits one of our great arms factories to see for himself
how Mr Herbert Morrison's go-to-it policy is operating.
King George VI on a morale-boosting visit
Work here was crucial to supplying troops
in the Boer War and both world wars, but gradually arms
Now Greenwich council plans to turn the
site into a major arts and entertainment complex.
This is an amazing courtyard at the back of the
ammunition factory and it will be an outdoor event space.
We will be able to have, for example,
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, we will be
able to have dance here, we can bring in seating, if necessary.
The ?31 million development won council approval
It includes theatres, music venues and artists' spaces.
This is the biggest factory on the site
Women used to fill gun cartridges here with TNT.
It turned their skin yellow and many died
The council has discovered this building has amazing
acoustics and they will hold orchestral performances
Local historians are delighted they will
If they bring these buildings back into the public realm
and ensure people will be able to get into them and the type of
It was the warmest day of the year so far, wonderful spring sunshine
out and about, but it will turn cooler over the next 24 hours. It's
17 Celsius in the centre of town, with the southerly wind bringing
quite a bit of clouding. There could be an odd isolated light shower
across western areas overnight. For most of us, a dry night. Pictures
drifting slowly down to 11-12. Tomorrow, a cold front pushes across
the region in the morning. It will bring cloud and a few spots of rain
in Hampshire. By the time it pushes across the Southeast it will be so
weak, it could stay entirely dry. It's uncertain we will see much in
the way of rain. As we head into the afternoon the cloud breaks up and we
will see sunshine. Not quite as warm us today, 17 LCF is good for the
time of year. The chance of a shower on
time of year. The chance of a shower on Saturday. Sunday will be dry.
Hello, it will cool off over the next few days but that's not
unusual, given how warm it was today. This was London. We just had
the warmest March day since 2012, 20 two Celsius in the Sunnis skies in
the south-east. It was much warmer than recently in north-eastern
Scotland, but in between we had a zone of outbreaks of rain. It's
pretty wet in south-west Scotland and North West England at the
moment. This was the scene earlier, with rainy skies. There's more rain
to come overnight. We could see a few splashes running eastwards into
England, but most of the wet weather is further west. We will see heavy
rain arriving in Northern Ireland.