19/04/2017 London News


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First tonight, more on the severe disruption at one of the capital's

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busiest rail stations after a trackside fire

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Commuters using Euston station are being warned tomorrow morning's

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Let's get the latest from Alpa Patel, who's there.

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We've just heard that one service will run out of Euston to magister,

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but that is the first in about seven hours to run out what you have said

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is the busiest station, one of the busiest in the country. The fire has

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caused massive disruption to passengers using West Coast

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mainline, London Midland, Virgin Trains, the London Overground via

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Euston, Richmond, Harrow and clap and the Bakerloo line. It is all

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because of this track-side fire which knocked out the power near

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South Hampstead and caused severe signalling problems and massive

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disruption to thousands of people. We have spoken to some of them and

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this is what they told us earlier. Trying to get to Birmingham,

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we've only just come out and found that all the trains

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from here are practically cancelled. So they are advising either stand

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and wait or go somewhere We've been to St Pancras,

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there's no trains out of there. I have an interview

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in the morning at nine o'clock I think they should put some kind

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of coaches on so I can Well, Network Rail says engineers

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will work through the night to lay new power cables in the hope

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of getting services back Frustratingly, the message is very

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much to check before you travel. Back to you.

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And you can of course get the very latest on tomorrow morning's travel

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situation on BBC Radio London or on Twitter by following

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Three police officers have been praised for their courage

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after being injured during an explosion

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They were responding to reports of a man with a weapon.

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He then barricaded himself in the house before the blast happened.

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Tolu Adayoye reports from Stroud Green.

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From above, you can see the level of destruction caused by the fire,

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which is believed to have started in the basement of the property.

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Windows blown out, damage to the roof.

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It took more than 70 firefighters several hours to tackle the blaze.

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Neighbours came out of their homes when they heard an explosion.

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I was going out of the house and I heard a big burst, you know?

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I wasn't aware until I seen the smoke.

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Someone tells you that there was an explosion.

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Even the police confirmed it, he was shouting,

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screaming at people, don't go through the road.

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He was expecting maybe another explosion or burst.

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Police say they were called to the house in Stroud Green just

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before midday to reports of a man with a weapon.

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The man, who was in his 50s, is said to have been

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in an ongoing housing dispute, and it is understood bailiffs

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were at the address, along with the man's family.

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Police say shortly after officers arrived at the property,

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The suspect was left with serious injuries.

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He is now in hospital, in a critical condition.

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Three police officers suffered minor injuries.

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All our crews have worked hard because they did have a severe fire

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in the lower ground floor when they attended.

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Obviously, you can understand, it is a hot day as well and working

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in these conditions with a severe fire, it is quite difficult.

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It appears this was a domestic incident and the police say

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they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

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An investigation is now underway into exactly what happened.

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So it's official, and Londoners will cast their vote on the 8th June.

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As the party leaders hit the campaign trail,

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the Lib Dem leader promised to "park his party's

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tanks on the Tory lawns of south-west London".

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Meanwhile, the Labour leader was visiting the key

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Here's our political correspondent Karl Mercer.

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A party leader, a hastily arranged crowd and cheering on cue.

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A party leader, a hastily arranged crowd and cheering on cue.

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The election may have been a surprise but the banners are ready

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and the battle for marginal seats is on.

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The Lib Dems don't have much to cheer about in London so no

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surprise their leader chose Richmond Park on day one

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Sarah Olney won the seat in a by-election in December,

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beating Zac Goldsmith, a success she believes could see

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the party regain lost ground across south-west London.

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The voters of Richmond Park in December took the opportunity

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to send a very clear message to the Conservative government

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I'm really hoping they will take this opportunity to do so again.

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The last election saw a host of Lib Dem big

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names lose their seats, Vince Cable, Ed Davey

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All look like they want to stand again.

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Southwark and Bermondsey, Hornsey and Wood Green are also

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hugely important and significant seats for us.

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You know, we are bound to look at places like Vauxhall and think

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with a heavily pro-Leave Labour MP, and a very liberal constituency,

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every chance we could do well in places like that.

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Their opponents are ready and already stuffing envelopes.

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They will point out the Lib Dems only have two seats out of 73

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in London and the man who beat Simon Hughes says he's

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He allowed the tuition fees to go through.

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There were thousands of students in this constituency.

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You know, it is his policies that have left families unable to access

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If the Lib Dems want to choose Sir Simon,

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It is a similar story for the woman who beat

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Vince Cable last time round, in party colours today and up

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I don't know what's wrong with me but I'm looking

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I think it's because we are full on talking to people and I think

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that's what I remember in 2015, when I, when the polls

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stopped at ten o'clock and I had that feeling of,

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Labour's leader was in London's most marginal seat in Croydon,

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We want a Labour MP that is going to stand up

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The Labour council in Croydon is building council housing.

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I want a Labour government that builds council housing.

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So the rallying cries have only just started.

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There are 50 more days of this to come.

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As we know, the upcoming election will be the third

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But some Londoners weren't eligible to vote in the EU Referendum.

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Frankie McCamley reports on what impact young voters

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In a snap general election, there is only one game to play

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to find out what these young voters will be looking out

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Well, the way I see it, she's like a mad head teacher.

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Now she's called the election, it's like, well, maybe this Corbyn

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might have an idea or Labour or Lib Dems might.

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If you open up the floor, you don't know what people are going to say.

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I'm a massive fan of it because it's still free health care.

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There's going to be a lot of issues with it.

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I'll be looking for someone who can change waiting times.

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Obviously, if you're critically ill, it would be amazing if you can

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If anyone's able to do that, that would be amazing.

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And what about the reason they're in college today, education?

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A few decades ago, people would go to uni because the degree

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would pretty much guarantee them a job when they left.

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I think it would be great for the universities to provide more

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Despite their opinions, official figures show

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in the last general election, 18-24-year-olds had the smallest

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The 65 and overs had the biggest turnout of nearly 80%.

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On social media, some celebrities have been focusing on young voters,

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urging 18-24-year-olds not just to register but to take

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The question is will it make a difference

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The answer, well, you'll have to wait around seven weeks for that.

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Frankie McCamley, BBC London News, Elephant and Castle.

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It's quite literally the "big day" for one marathon runner this Sunday.

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Jackie Scully from Greenwich was diagnosed with breast

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She and her fiance plan on getting married aboard the Cutty Sark

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before the race, which she'll then run

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We're running for Willow Foundation and Breast Cancer Care,

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both of which gave us back our smile.

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They reminded us that yes, while you are a cancer patient

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and you have to deal with surgery and drugs and treatment,

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you also have to be a human being and a fiancee and a woman

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with young, with dreams and ambitions.

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They gave me the chance to be the person my fiance

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I'll say goodnight and hand you over to Nick Miller

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It's looking OK for the marathon on Sunday but it is not going to be too

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warm and I'm sure the runners will appreciate that. Tomorrow, more

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clout compared with today. I have said mainly dry because there may be

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the odd spot of rain around but nowhere near as much as many of us

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would like on the garden. Overnight, some clear spells around and

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temperatures dipping away but it is not going to be quite as chilly as

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it was this morning tomorrow morning. Still expecting mid single

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figures in some spots. Tomorrow, yes, more clout around although

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there will be breaks allowing some sunshine to come through at times,

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especially in the morning. The cloud will increase and again, a chance of

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the odd spot of rain may be into the Chilterns. Not amounting to very

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much. Feeling a bit less fresh tomorrow and temperatures around 15

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degrees. Friday, a good deal of cloud around and we will keep it

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going into the weekend as well. A similar story across the UK. Thomas

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matter has that story. Good evening, before we get to the

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forecast, I want to show you a map which depicts how dry it has been

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during the course of

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