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Good evening and welcome to BBC London News,
First tonight - are eye-catching incentives a sign that London's
property market is running out of steam?
At some developments, potential buyers are now
being lured with luxury gifts, cars and some could even
As Gareth Furby's been finding out, the recent trends in property prices
suggest there's a difference between what's happening in outer
The finishing touches for a new development in Muswell Hill.
The developer is showing one off today with an asking
Over here you can see it flows really nicely
through into the dining and the entertaining area.
But now there's another incentive for buyers.
Not only is the stamp duty of ?150,000 being paid,
And for house-buyers what's on the screen.
The incentive is a free electric car for everyone who buys
The car is a Renault Zoe, worth ?18,000.
Any saving in the market is a saving, whether it be stamp duty,
a free iPad or electric car, right now we're finding excuses not
Does this offer tell us anything about the state
Are things starting to get a little stagnant?
In the mid-1990s, house prices in London slumped.
Some latest figures suggest the market is hitting a few bumps.
In inner London, prices are down year on year 4.2%.
We have seen a slowdown, much more in inner London.
Inner London has seen more house price growth and is more exposed
to higher stamp duty introduced in 2014 and additional tax
Back in Muswell Hill Anne Henderson and her family are viewing
a two-bedroomed flat, asking price ?700,000.
Will the offer of a free iPad really sway her decision?
Is it the thing that makes the difference
There is also the paid stamp duty worth ?25,000.
For this family it is still not a snap decision.
They will think about it overnight but may yet be back in time
Train operator Greater Anglia has rejected claims from a trade union
that it's planning to close more than 50 ticket offices.
The RMT says it's seen proposals that will see offices,
run by nearly 400 staff, replaced with ticket machines.
Ayshea Buksh is here to tell us more.
What's going on? The Greater Anglia network covers Essex, Hertfordshire,
lies such as the one out to Romford and Southend and Hartford and
Stansted Airport. The RMT say they've been told by the operator
that potentially 74 ticket offices could close, with only seven
remaining. That's because more passengers are using online
ticketing, or ticket machines. This has caused concern amongst
passengers who use the lines. Occasionally I use
the ticket office. Not everybody uses
online and things. Yeah, it's just cutbacks again
I suppose, isn't it? For a start there's
going to be unemployment. People have jobs -
they're causing unemployment. What's the train company saying? The
operator has said there will be no job losses. They say they are
consulting on seven what they say are little used stations around the
network but the unions say we've been here before with the train
operators and they are sceptical. Disabled passengers won't be
able to access stations. Stations will be unstaffed,
except at peak times. Obviously there's going to be no
guard on the train either That's the fears for
the passenger side. Obviously for the staff side,
we fear over 300 jobs I asked the union leader if these
plans go ahead, would they ballot for strike action and he said, yes,
most definitely. It will be interesting to see what happens.
Thank you for the update. Schools are used to giving lessons
about bullying and stranger danger. But should pupils now receive
advice on how to respond A senior Metropolitan Police
officer thinks so. Speaking at a World Counter Terror
Conference here in London, she said children need to be taught
to 'Run, Hide and Tell'. If you hear gunshots,
the best option is to evacuate. This video, around for a couple
of years now, has been seen by thousands of businesses
across the UK. Part of the police and Government
efforts to prepare people Insist others come with you,
but don't let their Its message is clear,
advice on what should happen if terrorists come
into your building. Now a senior Met officer has
said this message should Similar to the way warnings
about strangers or crossing The Deputy Assistant
Commissioner said this. At least 84 people have been killed
and dozens more injured in a terrorist attack in the French
city of Nice. It has happened before following
last year's attacks in Nice. The French government ordered
schools there should carry out three drills every year,
including one in which an attacker Even youngsters between two and six
have to be taught how Definitely I believe it's too early
in a primary school. If parents and other
guardians, teachers, The last attack that happened
was shocking and I was thinking how the kids must have felt,
being kept in a building I do think it's important
to have procedures in place And be more vigilant
for the very young. We need to train them very young
and let them know what's happening. Some schools have done
similar exercises. "It's going to be a sad
time for athletics." That's what Dartford sprinter
Adam Gemili has said about the retirement of the fastest
man on the planet, Usian Bolt. The 23-year-old says it's up
to his generation to fill the void left by the Olympic champion,
who retires this summer. COMMENTATOR: Usain Bolt,
running away from everybody. Among those trailing in the wake
of the great Usain Bolt at last summer's 200 metres Olympic final,
Adam Gemili. He finished fourth,
three-thousandths of a second behind My heart goes out to this
young man, Adam Gemili. Nine months on, he looks back
with disappointment rather than pride at having come so close
to a place on the podium. Yeah, I was close
but not close enough. And that's why you realise how much
those Olympic medals mean. Because they are the best guys,
performing at the right time, It was over so quickly -
20 seconds and it was done. Disappointing for me,
I put so much hard work into it The next task for the lad
from Dartford is to try to make sure he qualifies
for the World Championships An amazing experience,
some really fast athletes there. Usain Bolt's last championship,
one not to miss. If I get to compete there,
it's going to be brilliant. Bolt's retirement is a subject
of a documentary to be screened One of the biggest and hardest
things for me to do. I go into a stadium
for a competition, feel the energy and you feel that you just
want to go out there and run. Athletics doesn't look to be
in the healthiest place, probably not the best time
for Usain Bolt to be retiring. How do you think the sport will cope
with the loss of a global icon? He's such a big character
and he's taken athletics I feel lucky to be in his era,
able to compete and get It will be a sad time for athletics,
but hopefully there are plenty And it is our responsibility to do
that - we will do our best. It may be a while until
athletics finds another But his passion and enthusiasm
for the sport will certainly Let's find out what the weather's up
to, with Matt Taylor. I have some good news for you,
there's some glimpses of sunshine over the next few days. There have
been desperately great scenes, like this one, captured earlier today.
Richie Gray out there. We've had an absence of sunshine. There will be
more coming our way. Cloudy skies overhead tonight, a few spots of
light rain and drizzle, mainly towards parts of Kent, East Sussex
and parts of Essex. Most others will be dry. The cloud and the breeze
will keep temperatures up. Quite cool for the key route tomorrow,
starting with grey skies. By and large a dry day a better chance of
the cloud breaking at times. A bit of sunshine here and there. That
will add to a slightly warmer feel and it will be tempered by the
strength of the wind, particularly across parts of Essex and Kent. Into
the start of the weekend, low pressure starts to get close by. It
looks like the rain will stay in the Channel Islands, parts of Devon and
Cornwall. We will get away with a dry weekend and with the breeze
going more easterly on Saturday, a greater chance of a few more cloud
breaks. I'm optimistic there will be more sunshine around. By this stage,
temperature starting to creep up to around 17 Celsius. Still fairly
breezy, but the breeze does is down this weekend. Let's look at the
outlook. It stays dry right into the weekend and there will be more
sunshine around on Sunday. The winds is much lighter summit will at last
feel warmer. Good evening. It was a lovely day
across large swathes of sunshine and it will be a lovely sunset, here in
North Yorkshire and on the other side of the Pennines, equally
pleasant for the