19/05/2017 London News


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Welcome to BBC London News with me, Alice Bhandhukravi.

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Boris Johnson has broken ranks and continued his opposition

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Yesterday, Theresa May's manifesto promised her party would build

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Today, Theresa May's Foreign Secretary said he still opposed

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Campaigning in West London, London's former mayor insisted

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that plans to grow Heathrow were not the right solution

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Here's our political correspondent Karl Mercer.

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Somewhere in there is a former mayor.

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This is why the Conservatives break Boris Johnson out at election time,

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even if not everyone is entirely sure which party he represents.

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This is the main guy! Vote for him, for his parliament.

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Uh, Conservative. Conservatives.

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The Conservatives. There you go.

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In fact, one of the most senior in the country.

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But not exactly on message of his party's manifesto,

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A third runway, I think, would do all sorts of damage

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in terms of noise pollution, which we can hear now,

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I don't think it's been properly thought through.

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You don't think it's been properly thought through

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I think that when it comes to the problems of air

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pollution and others, we will find very

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and I've been consistent as Foreign Secretary.

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And I remain of the same view that it is the wrong solution.

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Boris, you're in front of a sign that says "cobblers".

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I'll be happy to fix his shoes for him.

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As mayor, Mr Johnson was a big fan of the Crossrail 2 plan to build

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a new rail link from north to south London.

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It didn't get a mention in the manifesto.

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Crossrail 2, I know! Crossrail doesn't get a mention.

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Why is that? Has the party dropped support for that?

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Are you a big fan? I am a big fan.

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In the last year, I have not bashed the Mayor.

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But I do think if he believes in this, it is up to him

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to put forward the plan and a better business case.

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The new Mayor's office called those comments totally hypocritical,

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saying Labour would build Crossrail 2.

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Sadiq Khan has also crossed swords with his predecessor over

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another London building project - the Garden Bridge.

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You wasting ?46 million of taxpayers' money

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If I may say so, that is entirely his wastage.

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It was up to him to proceed with this project.

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I do believe it will still be done, and it will be a great thing.

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But it's a shame that he's been so...

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City Hall said the Mayor had taken action to prevent further loss

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of taxpayer money due to the way that Mr Johnson went ahead

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The Foreign Secretary may have some bridges of his own

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And staying with the general election for a moment,

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BBC London is hosting a special debate programme

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on what they will do for the capital.

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If you'd like to join us as part of the audience

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just send us an email to [email protected]

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The Mayor has tonight said he's furious after footage emerged

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of a tram driver asleep in front of the controls.

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An investigation has been launched by the tram company,

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just six months after another one of its trams derailed in Croydon,

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Here's our transport correspondent Tom Edwards.

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This footage taken by a passenger on Wednesday shows a tram driver

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apparently asleep at the controls during the morning rush hour.

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Given to the Evening Standard, the person who took the footage

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told the paper there were about 50 passengers on board.

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The tram was being held at a red light.

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Again, it puts driver fatigue in the spotlight.

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Yeah, it's happened to me once in ten years.

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Recently, four drivers told the BBC

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they'd also fallen asleep at the controls.

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How many drivers do you think have fallen asleep in the cabin?

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I would have to say most drivers have at some point in their careers.

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when a tram derailed in Croydon last November.

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It was travelling at 46mph around a tight corner,

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A preliminary report has said the driver lost awareness,

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an investigation is still trying to find out.

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they're reluctant to admit fatigue to transport bosses.

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Why aren't drivers telling the operators what's going wrong?

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If we were to come forward and say, "Excuse me, I fell asleep,"

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The Mayor says he is furious at the latest incident.

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The operator, First Group, says the driver has been suspended.

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TfL has passed the footage on to the ongoing investigations.

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But all of this again heightens concerns

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about driver fatigue on London's tram network.

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A construction firm has been found guilty

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of the manslaughter of two workmen

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a multimillion-pound flat in Knightsbridge.

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Tomasz Procko and Karol Symanski had been trying to haul a large sofa

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over a balcony when the railings gave way in November 2014.

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The firm, Martinisation London Limited, and boss Martin Gutaj

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were found guilty of breaking health-and-safety laws.

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An online fly-tipping map has been published which shows

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the worst places for dumping waste are in and around London,

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with more than 70,000 incidents last year,

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the volume of illegally dumped waste is still rising.

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but let's find out what the weather's up to with Jay Wynne.

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Hello, Alice. An improving story through the weekend, some sunshine

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today, but a scattering of showers for the first part of the weekend.

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Some sunny spells, but also showers, could turn out to be quite heavy. By

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Sunday, a day for getting out and about. A few showers around at the

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moment, chipping from west to East, becoming fewer and further between

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by dawn, when it will turn chilly for some, 8-9 inside town. So a

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fresh start to the day. Early show was clear away, then sunshine, cloud

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builds, showers followed, some heavy with the odd rumble of thunder. Top

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temperatures in the upper teens, around 17-18 degrees. The showers

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fade away through Saturday evening, then on Sunday we start on a fresh

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note, a dry, bright day with a good deal of sunshine, 19-20 degrees. The

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outlook shows a lot of fine weather continuing on into Monday, and if

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anything a little bit warmer. Good evening, plenty of heavy

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showers and thunderstorms over the last few days, and that showery

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