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Flags are flying at half mast in the capital and hundreds
gathered at impromptu vigils to show their solidarity
Londoners know only too well the horrors of a terror attack.
The device used having echoes of the 7/7 bombings.
This evening, multi-faith leaders in the capital condemned the attack,
A minute's silence for those affected by the Manchester tragedy.
Multi-faith leaders gathered at Central Mosque in London
I think it's very important for us, as one
nation, whatever background, colour, religion or faith we are, we
And it is very important that we remain
Despite the fact that they are evil people who commit such terrible
acts, that most of us, most people of all communities
want to live in harmony with each other.
In Trafalgar Square as well, people gathered.
A vigil was organised to remember those killed in Manchester.
I was on duty at 7/7 at King's Cross working
And it sort of hit home when I woke up this morning and saw
the news and my first thoughts were, people stood with me when I was at
my lowest all around the world, saying we stand with London, and I
wanted to do the same for people in Manchester.
Phil Duckworth was badly injured in the 7/7 attack.
For him, it also triggered the worst kind of
Total shock, I could not believe it was happening all
And I think my initial reaction was, basically, I didn't want
He knows - because his wife went through it - what the
families with those missing are suffering.
I was a missing person for quite a long time and it
is hard, very hard, hearing how difficult
and the search for you, not having information to find sort
of a loved-one and how to go about that.
And that is where I really feel it is
hard to deal with, to think about the people
hard to deal with, to think about the people in Manchester
Across London, flags were lowered on public
buildings and there was this message from the Mayor.
Londoners have been through attacks recently on their
own city, but today, it was another city in their thoughts.
These were some of the messages for the people of
Be strong, be united, don't let them win.
I know it's a load of cliches, but it's a cliche for a reason.
Yeah, you know, we're with you, Manchester.
So the best thing is to stick together and be strong.
Anyone who attacks young girls is disgusting.
And if they want to bring the fight to us, they
bring the fight to us, but don't take it to little girls.
A country united in the face of tragedy.
Londoners may have already noticed an increased police
presence in the capital, but that's set to change.
And yes, with the heightened risk, things will look very different for
tomorrow morning. In practical terms, soldiers will replace armed
officers in some of the prominent public places as part of a
long-standing plans -- plan to free up the Armed Forces to work on
operations relating to terror. It is called operation temper.
They will be placed in public places and at some police cordons. We have
a number of big sporting events, the FA Cup final at Wembley, a big rugby
final at Twickenham and we know that the security will be more robust.
Fans being asked to arrive early so they can have their bags searched,
to try to prevent and make sure people are kept safe. Earlier, we
spoke to a terra specialist who told is a bit about what will be going on
behind-the-scenes and who asked for the public to be vigilant. How can
the services respond to this, the security services? These plans and
procedures are well practised and hopefully we'll execute them well so
there is a lot of activity behind-the-scenes. In order to make
those physical and system assets more effective, we have to have
members of the public, so it is the soft power of counterterrorism and
if they are not paying attention, you certainly do not want them to
feel afraid but if they're not aware and alert, it makes us less
effective. This attack is two months after Westminster which is still
fresh in our minds. Yes, this was a more sophisticated attack,
Westminster was a knife and a car and somebody here has built a bomb
and detonated it, possibly part of a week larger group. It takes us back
to the bombings of 7/7. The Metropolitan Police will share that
information with Manchester and looking at their tactics to avoid
this kind of attack. Thank you very much.
In other news: A family who were housing at least 26
migrants in appalling conditions in North West London are due to be
sentenced for breaching housing regulations.
The tenants were paying up to ?70 a week for rooms
jammed with bunk beds, with one occupant sleeping
In court today, because they were responsible for property in
condition is described as appalling. And we filmed back in July as Brent
Council raided a four bedroomed semi in Wembley. Inside, inspectors found
at least 26 people had been living here and bunk beds were packed into
almost every room. The tenants here has been paying between ?40 to ?70 a
week. Six sleeping spaces. Outside, in the back garden, there was a shed
with a woman living but inside as well. Today, the owners and managers
of this property were convicted of or admitted multiple breaches of the
regulations on housing standards. And in court to witness this,
officers from Brent Council involved in this raid. It was disgraceful.
And there were six men are living in box bedrooms, but we bunk beds in
each room. When we went out into the back garden, we found a shack which
was literally a shack with tarpaulin and timber but together with a lady
living in it. It cannot believe it, it was disgraceful. ?600 of rent was
taken from this property and clearly somebody was making a lot of money
by exploiting tenants and providing them with it -- appalling living
conditions. The court heard that the rent was collected and they would
have known about this date of the property they helped to manage.
Would you like to live in these conditions in Muirhouse? Would you
like to live in those conditions? There will be sentenced at Harrow
Crown Court. It's being called a "health
emergency", and London regularly breaches legal limits
for air quality. Now, researchers at Imperial College
London have shown why diesel fumes It is not news that
diesel fumes are a harm It's estimated they contribute
to the premature deaths of more And cleaning the capital's air
has become a political In October, the most polluting cars
will pay a so-called toxicity charge An ultra-low emission zone
will follow in two years' time. Today, researchers from Imperial
College have published research which shows how diesel particles
attack the lungs and They activate receptors on the nerve
endings that tell you to cough. Basically, they directly activate
receptors which cause This is a problem for everybody,
but more of a problem for those who have asthma
and respiratory conditions. Just ten days ago, doctors
demonstrated at Downing Street, calling for more to be done
to tackle the issue. The Mayor, of course, wants
the government to pay people to Data shows that in schools
and nurseries, the air quality levels are way above the legal limit
and I want to see those driven down so that no school and nursery has
levels that breach world so that no school and nursery has
levels that breach World The team at Imperial
hope their research will lead to the issue of pollution moving up
the political agenda. Well, as we've been hearing,
last night's horrific events are even more shocking
because of the high number So what about parents concerned
about what to say to their kids, who may be confused,
upset or distressed by what they're seeing on television
or on social media? With more details, here's
Katharine Carpenter. Would you want to go for that? Like
many parents, waking to the News of the terror attack on Manchester
Arena, Amanda Dawson wondered how to broach it with her ten-year-old son.
They have tickets for the same concert at London's O2 Arena on
Thursday so it felt very close to home. The first thing he wanted to
do was to watch it on the news for himself. There is that disbelief
when you hear something and when you see it, it becomes real. So that is
how our conversation went. And you were really quite angry this
morning. I was very curious, I just want to watch it on the news. I was
just curious about what happens mainly. This is Newsround. We are
waking up to the news that there was an attack last night... Some news
programmes and websites have content that might help parents explain to
their children what is going on in the world, but with so many
upsetting headlines on television and social media, what advice is
therefore parents talking to their children? The NSPCC say to listen
carefully to a child's fears and worries and to reassurance and
avoid, located explanations that could be frightening and confusing.
Because of these events and children have been victims, children feel
much closer to these events and they are more emotionally traumatised.
They think they are more likely to become a victim is as a consequence
and as a result of that, they have high levels of anxiety and they need
additional support to be able to address the worries they have. It
can be heartbreaking to hear these bombings and terrorist attacks, it
is quite heartbreaking, it just makes you question what is next. I
want them to go out and enjoy what London has to offer and not feeling
scared every time they get on the Jupiter or if they go to a big event
like that. To reinforce that message, Amanda says she'd and has
somewhat to see Ariana Grande and concert and their weightings to find
out if the concert on Thursday is still going ahead. -- and they are
waiting to find out. And there's more information
and advice about how to talk to children about recent events
on the BBC Newsround website. I'll wish you a very
goodnight now and leave you with Elizabeth Rizzini,
for a check on the weather. They pretty enter the day with a lot
of sunset pictures from across the capital. There will be more sunshine
but as we had to be the next couple of days and for the rest of the
week, it is sunnier although there will be a lot of cloud around at at
times. It is dry with high pressure dominating. Towards the end of the
working week, it will turn warm and heart. By Saturday, we could be
looking at 30, 21 degrees. At this time of year, we normally would be
looking at 18, 19 Celsius. Overnight, variable cloud and
largely clear. Dry it into tomorrow morning, temperatures between 12 and
15 Celsius in Central London. So a mild good morning. Brightness and
sunshine first think and quite a lot of cloud. With high pressure ) rose
and like wings, it will break the cloud more readily than to day with
good sunshine by the time we get to tomorrow and temperatures on a par
with what we had yesterday, 23 and 25 Celsius, in the centre of town.
This is the pressure chart for the next couple of days. Thursday, high
pressure migrating to the East. Allowing warm air from the near
continent on the South East so temperatures rising, on Thursday and
Friday. We could be looking at 25, 20 seven Celsius. This is the
summary over the next couple of days. A rising temperatures and is
the heat going to last over the Bank Holiday Weekend? It might do. This
is the National forecast. Double. Hello, cloud topping and tailoring
the country today and that