14/04/2017 London News


14/04/2017

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Good evening. I'm Alex Bushill.

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Rail passengers travelling over Easter are being warned

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Works will be taking place on a number of main lines in London

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London Bridge is expected to be amongst the hardest hit.

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With fewer people travelling over the Easter weekend,

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Network Rail say it's the best time to do the work.

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And for some, rail travel gets a whole lot harder.

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Here at London Bridge, the multi-million pound

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rebuilding works continue, but works are taking

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Great for passengers in the long term, but not so great

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Network Rail say the number of people using the trains over

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Easter drops by half, so it's a great time

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Here at Waterloo, they're taking full advantage of that drop

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in passengers by upgrading the tracks and the signals,

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in order to increase the number of trains.

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But compared to some of the other stations,

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So what about the rest of the network here in London?

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For the first half of the weekend there will be no trains

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And for the second half, the line into Cannon Street stays closed.

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At Liverpool Street, there will be a big reduction in trains,

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so if you're travelling towards Norfolk or Suffolk

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you'll need to factor in a tube or a bus journey.

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Then on Easter Sunday, for one day only, Southern won't run

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any trains from Victoria, and there will be no

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Make sure you don't get caught out by works on the tube,

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At London Bridge, rail users have had four years of disruption caused

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That's finally due to be completed next summer.

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We're very confident around the works we are doing

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here and we are bang on programme for where we need

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There will be some finishing off works beyond Christmas,

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but we're looking for substantial completion by around May 2018.

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Come Tuesday, lines will reopen, trains will run and commuters

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But at London Bridge, the 24-hour operation continues.

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There's still much more to do and more closures to come

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if they're to have it all open on time next year.

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Parents of children with severe special needs in Surrey are fighting

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plans to close a local care centre, which provides short

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James presents himself mentally at about 18 months old.

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He's got limited mobility, hardly any speech or understanding.

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When Paul found out that the local Beeches respite home was closing,

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it left him deeply worried about his son's future.

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What that's meant for us as a family, it's means we've

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continued to be able to keep James with us at home.

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It's really hard to cope, and without that respite

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It says it wasn't confident to provide a viable affordable

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programme, and said it found other providers were better placed

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Despite her obvious abilities on a trampoline, seven-year-old

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Livvy has a range of conditions that require both social

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And the other providers that were being offered to look around,

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they may be suitable to a certain extent, but there's no nursing care

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The parents also argue that respite care is more cost-effective

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than putting their children in residential units.

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That's an argument they've yet to win with the NHS.

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Thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square this afternoon

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to watch a full-scale re-enactment of The Passion of Jesus.

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It told the tale of Christ's betrayal by Judas and his trial

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The performance included over 100 actors and live animals,

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It was the eighth annual showing of the biblical story

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Now let's take a look at the bank holiday weather with Nick Miller.

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We have a cloudy night ahead, even a bit of light rain for a time.

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Tomorrow, mainly cloudy first thing, but it won't be long before the sun

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makes an appearance more readily than it did today.

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Good sunny spells tomorrow, but it will be a cooler feeling day.

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Good evening. I don't think everybody was a happy bunny today

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with the weather. We had some rain. Some of it was on the heavy side,

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particularly across northern parts of Wales. All these things are true

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for the next few days. Even into next week. We are going to stay with

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this chilly air coming in from the North. Vermijl they're never quite

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us. -- is a mild air never quite reaches us. It's a case of cool

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winds coming in from the North. Here's the extensive cloud cover we

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had today. There was some sunshine but a weather front was across the

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country and gave a fair bit of heavy rain across some parts of Wales. The

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weather front is across the South. There is two of them. This is a

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distinct feature, spots of rain on and off through

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