01/06/2017 London News


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The Head of British Airways' parent company, IAG,

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has defended the airline's handling of a computer failure that disrupted

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flights at Gatwick and Heathrow over the bank holiday weekend.

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Willie Walsh, who used to run BA, says an investigation is underway

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glitch, that saw tens of thousands of passengers delayed or stranded.

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The BBC's Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott reports.

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Wish you were here - it wasn't a great start

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to the holidays for thousands of British Airways passengers.

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A computer meltdown caused chaos across the weekend.

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Five days on and the boss of the group that owns BA,

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Willie Walsh, has defended the way that the company handled the crisis.

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I think the team at British Airways under the leadership of Alex

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has done everything possible to get British Airways back flying at full

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We quickly apologised to any of our customers

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Those words might not sit well with customers who often complained

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about the lack of information and help that they got

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during the crisis, another complaint was the minimal detail

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It was a problem caused by the failure of electrical

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We understand what happened, we're still investigating why it

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happened and that investigation will take some time.

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Blaming it on a power surge has raised eyebrows

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Burt Craven helped design and help run easyJet's system for many years.

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What is unconvincing about the narrative

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is that the sequence of events isn't clear, where and why did

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Why did it have such a devastating effect on systems that are supposed

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to be well shielded against these kinds of events?

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Why did it take so long to recover the systems?

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How many different systems were affected?

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To what extent was human error or human response part

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of the solution or part of the problem?

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They need to work out what went wrong because of the speed

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So it all started in a building near Heathrow Airport

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but within hours it had spread to 170 different airports

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in 70 different countries around the world.

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75,000 BA customers were affected and five days on,

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there are still people on holiday who don't have their bags.

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The BBC's learned that senior company figures will now push

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for an independent inquiry into why the computers collapsed

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and why the back up system simply didn't work.

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With a week to go until we head to the polls -

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there are suggestions that the Conservatives have been

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Our Political Correspondent Karl Mercer is here with more.

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What do we know? We know over the weeks of the campaign, the poll

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margins are getting closer, here in London there is a poll from the

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Queen Mary University, London. Saying that Labour are 17 points

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ahead in the capital. That Labour are on 50%, the Conservatives on

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33%. A huge margin if you look back at the polling in March, Labour were

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three points ahead. That lead extended over the last two weeks to

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17 points so. Big stuff. Also, interestingly, part of the poll

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asked who would you prefer to be the Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn for

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the first time in the polls has come out on top, 37-34 against Theresa

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May. So really interesting results in London. Why has this changed?

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Maybe a couple of reasons, Labour has become more, London has become

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more of a Labour city. 45 of the MPs, of 73 are labour. That may

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play. But perhaps as London is a younger city than the rest of the

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UK. How might it play out? Labour would have gone into the election

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thinking that they could probably lose five or six seats but if the

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poll is fulfilling the numbers they could pick up seats in Croydon, in

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Kingston and Twickenham. So interesting results nor London that

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we are not seeing repeated anywhere else in the country. But it is a

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poll. The important one is next Thursday.

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Definitely is. Thank you very much.

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London has been named the credit card capital of the UK -

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with many Londoners using plastic simply to cover the cost

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A new report says young people who rent are most at risk of falling

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New cars, big ticket purchases or even household bills.

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London life is expensive nowadays and more and more of us

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are turning to credit cards, sometimes just to make ends meet.

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Billy has a good job which pays well but his living costs -

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rent, travel, bills food, all add up.

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He now has several thousand and pounds all on credit cards.

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Originally I got them as a safety net as a back up just in case

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But you just find yourself going to your credit card more

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and more because you just can't afford to live here.

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Everything is so expensive and rent is crazy.

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So I find myself, I could be running out of money by the end of the week

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and I turn to my credit card every week.

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Billy is part of a new generation on YERNS.

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They are more likely to own a credit card than anyone else

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and the majority live in London in areas like the City.

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They've helped Britain amass a staggering 66 billion

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They've helped Britain amass a staggering 66.7 billion

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Some of it reflects what is going on in the economy.

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Stagnating wages and rising cost of living.

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But of course if someone is building up a large amount

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of unsecured credit, then that might not be sustainable

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and they could be storing up problems for the future.

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One charity offering debt advice says the average person coming

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They believe the companies themselves should be doing more.

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We think that what they could be doing is increasing the very low

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minimum repayment levels and we think that credit card

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companies should be doing more about lending to people

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So people should only be able to borrow over a reasonable period,

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so it prevents short-term credit card borrowing becoming

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The UK cards Association said they remained committed to helping

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But the sheer number of apparently persistent debt --

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With you but the sheer number of apparently persistent dead

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relying on plastic just to get by is fuelling concerns

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that our credit culture is spiralling out of control.

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Does London face a tough new competitor?

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Well the facts that 1,000 jobs will soon move away

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This is the new HSBC building, they are moving 1,000 jobs

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It's a ?200 million investment and it will be the bank's

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Not surprisingly, Birmingham thinks this is a bit of a coup.

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They are encouraging Londoners and the global workforce

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from around the world to move here as much as possible.

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Birmingham is saying to London businesses: We've changed from how

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ARCHIVE: The bullring has been the Birmingham shopping centre

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There has now been a building and investment boom and the game

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changer for the City and perhaps for London, may be this.

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Once HS2 is built in 2026 you can get to the capital

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city within 46 minutes, that is a shorter length of time

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than going from one of the outer zones from the London Underground

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This office space opened in Birmingham, employing 250 people

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in software services but the same company has cut its space in London.

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When you think about the square foot per prime real estate in London

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it is 50% more expensive here than it is in Birmingham.

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Lucy is a graduate employeee but she chose not to start

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Rent in London is double the price, so it is about ?800.

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And John, who manages this bar, used to live in Finsbury Park.

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He left London a year ago and doesn't miss it.

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I found it much too hectic, even if I could afford to live there.

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I really like the pace of life in Birmingham.

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And I guess the world is not all about London.

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London is not losing out to other cities yet, we don't see

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But for some it seems Birmingham does offer a better life and soon

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That's it for tonight. Now I hand you over to Louise with the weather

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forecast. Well it will be another mild one

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tomorrow. Hardly a cloud in the sky to start with but this little fella

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could be the fly in the ointment later on in the day, a few thundery

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downpours are possible. We start with a clear sky. Then a few sharp

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downpours, the weather warnings have been issued. Some of them could be

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really severe indeed. 27 Celsius is likely over the north of London,

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that is 80 Fahrenheit and the temperatures hot and sultry. But a

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fresher feel into Saturday. A good deal of sunshine for the start of

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the weekend but a noticeable difference in the feel of things

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with the temperatures at about 21 Celsius. Here is the outlook and

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more rain to Celsius. Here is the outlook and

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more rain to come on Monday. Take care.

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Good evening a huge contrast in the look and the feel of the whether or

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not across England today. Lots of lovely sunshine but for

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Scotland and Northern Ireland, grey with outbreaks of rain, although

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this song thrush does not look like it is minding the rain. Here is the

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satellite picture. There is a swirl of

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