10/04/2017 London News


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

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Today the capital paused to remember and honour a brave officer, father,

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and life-long Charlton fan who paid the ultimate sacrifice

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The Mayor of London said the big turnout was recognition

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by the public of how every day police put

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The funeral service paid tribute to PC Keith Palmer

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Flowers first thing this morning at Charlton Athletic Football Club

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where PC Keith Palmer was a season-ticket holder.

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His seat now white, carrying his warrant number.

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People need to be remembered, these guys are putting themselves

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Plenty of people here knew the friendly,

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Peter Elliott used to repair his bike.

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Until I saw his face on the television on the news,

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I didn't realise who the policeman was but as soon as I saw his face

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Just a shame really, such a nice chap has

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Today was a chance for ordinary Londoners to pay tribute,

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say thank you to the man who laid down his life to protect us all.

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No one is really moving at all, they're just here, they've stopped

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everything they're doing just to kind of pay their

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This is a mark of respect for his family and is showing

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the family the whole country's with him and their respect

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I haven't seen anything like this before.

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I do think it's good that they're doing something like this

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for someone who showed a bit of courage when it was needed.

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Thousands of police officers from around the country lined

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Even though I didn't know PC Palmer personally,

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Unfortunately PC Palmer took the great sacrifice but he was doing

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what he set out to do in his duty and that's why I think

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everybody is here today, to show their appreciation

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for what police officers and PC Palmer have done.

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And tributes from two colleagues, friends who knew him for 20 years

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I never came across someone who worked as hard as Keith did.

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There wasn't a day that went by when he wouldn't be in work

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The messages that people from all over the country have given

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in support of Keith and his family, it has been an amazing tribute

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I suppose to Keith and the way he was and the way he behaved.

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This was a difficult day, a difficult balance between a very

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public show of respect and the private

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There were words of hope, of resurrection, of life

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in Jesus Christ, of not abandoning hope, and of thanksgiving

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And those deeds will never be forgotten.

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Neighbours of a care home in Hertfordshire have praised

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the bravery of firefighters who rescued more than 30 elderly

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residents after a fire ripped through the building,

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Locals have rallied round to help survivors who've lost everything.

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It was a fierce fire which spread rapidly.

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A neighbour managed to capture the blaze at its peak.

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Over 60 firefighters fought for a day to put it out.

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When they arrived they were also faced with the challenge of rescuing

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more than 30 elderly people who, because of disability

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or age, were trapped inside the burning building.

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Today firefighters were praised for their work that night.

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The firefighters themselves say they just doing their job.

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Our firefighters undertook a systematic search of the building,

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sometimes having to physically lift and carry the residents

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from the building, or get them to walk assisted down a ladder

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pitched to the outside face of the building.

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That is quite a challenge given the roof was ablaze.

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The crews worked extremely hard in difficult circumstances

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This fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning

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and as neighbours awoke, they brought out clothes

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and blankets to help those who were rescued from this building.

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This fire has caused real sadness and shock in this community.

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Half a mile down the road, John Weale and his boss have been

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They have raised more than ?2000 through crowdfunding

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and collected bags of clothes, wheelchairs and other supplies.

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We've had an awful lot been donated to ourselves -

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on Saturday I think we took over 100 bags in and as you can see,

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today we are still loading the van up and still taking bits

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round Fordham, which is just fantastic.

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They had nothing at the end of it and at least the local people

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and the people in surrounding areas have really pulled together

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Now there's the challenge of finding permanent homes for the residents.

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The care home had been given a good rating in a recent

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An investigation into the cause of the fire is still under way,

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to try to explain why two vulnerable people lost their lives.

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When it comes to work-life balance, working fewer hours is probably

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an unaffordable dream for many Londoners.

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But in other European capitals, it has increased productivity

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Well, one group campaigning to make a shorter working

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London is still, by and large, a 9-5 city with most commuters

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travelling to their 40 hour a week jobs at roughly the same

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Duncan changed all that many years ago.

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He volunteered at the Grasshopper's Nursery in Hackney,

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which qualifies his boys for reduced childcare costs.

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This was the only way to make it work financially but he says

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I think there's a big psychological barrier to going flexible

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or part-time here in London and I know a lot of my friends

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who work full-time and couldn't conceive of going part-time.

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And I made that transition about five years ago,

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But, ultimately, I think having a bit less but having more time

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for the kids and the children is actually much,

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In Iceland's capital, a new timetable is being established

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to make flexible working financially viable for people with

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It's a system which some economists are championing here.

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They've started giving their public sector employees a 35 hour week

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And they are seeing increases in productivity and reduced stress

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levels and people staying on in the workforce for longer.

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Then you've got countries like the Netherlands,

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Belgium, where, actually, shorter working hours are just

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the norm, where working 20-30 hours a week is much more standard

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Liana is one of a group of Londoners campaigning for a law change to make

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As things stand now, employers can say no

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She says productivity would increase as workers like her feel happier.

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I think London is a city that is full of really talented

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people, people who are passionate about an interest, be

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that the novel they're writing, or the sports they love

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or the volunteering they do, and a five-day week really limits

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the amount you can give and develop those passions and talents.

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Building a new routine around shorter hours is a risk,

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especially in places like London with such high living costs.

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But the message from cities where thousands of workers have

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cut their hours is that quality of life and productivity

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That's it from me, and Wendy will have the weather

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for you in just a moment, but we'll leave you tonight

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with images of how the capital today honoured PC Keith Palmer,

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who was killed in the line of duty protecting Parliament

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We've had the public expressions of thanks and honouring,

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and now the family can do what only the family can do and say

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their final farewell to Keith, and so we leave them to do

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Good evening, the weather for the week ahead in London might not be

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too much like yesterday but if you got outdoor plant it's not too bad.

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Mostly dry conditions with some sunny spells and temperatures will

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be average. This was yesterday, perfect blue skies and it looked

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very similar this morning. I hope you were not fooled into thinking we

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would have a rerun because there was a drop in temperature, 25 degrees

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yesterday, 14 today but that is exceptional and this is average. We

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also had a north-westerly wind blowing in behind and it is still

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going tonight, not too strong but bringing in that cold air. We also

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have clear skies so gardeners, be aware, if you are in a spot prone to

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frost, temperatures might be low enough, three degrees here or there

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in the countryside around London. A chilly start tomorrow but bright and

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we will have sunny spells coming and going through the day and still that

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north-westerly wind but temperatures up a bit from today so we will get

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to 16 or 17 degrees in central London and it will be dry. That goes

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for the week ahead, we will have largely cloudy conditions, some

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sunny spells but dry conditions and a bit breezy, especially on

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Wednesday. The outlook for Easter weekend, more of the same, some rain

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on Saturday morning but otherwise mostly dry with some sunny spells

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and feeling cool at times. If you have plans going out of London, you

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will have to keep an eye on the National forecast with Matt Taylor.

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Good evening. Let's cut to the chase the first big holiday weekend of the

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year is on the horizon and if you consider last weekend as a taster

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for the summer, this weekend is not looking too bad. It will be a bit

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cooler, temperatures this week and closer to where they should be at

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this time of the year thanks to the north-west breed and the reason for

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that, if we look at the jet stream, coming across the

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