10/07/2017 London News


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Good evening from BBC London News. for the news where you are.

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The Mayor has described the decision to cut the number of affordable

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homes at the Battersea Power Station development as "shameful

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The multi-billion pound project will have More than 4,200

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The multi-billion pound project will have more than 4,200

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Fifteen per cent were meant to be affordable.

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The developer insists it's down to rising cost.

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Marc Ashdown has the story and his report contains

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Since it closed in 1983, rows over its future have been

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as dominant as its place on London's skyline.

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What to do about the problem is large and complex

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What to do about the problem as large and complex

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as Battersea Power Station has occupied planners and headline

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I have been covering stories on Battersea Power Station

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for about the past 20 years since writing for a local

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Back then in the mid-1990s, the plan was for a theme park here.

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When that was derailed it was eventually sold

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They put forward multiple plans, including one for a restaurant

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When that failed it was sold to an Irish consortium,

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but then the financial crash hit and the whole lot

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They launched the project in Malaysia and while the then mayor

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was firmly on board his successor has criticised Wandsworth,

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the local council, for allowing the amount of affordable housing

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Me being generous, the council have been hoodwinked,

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Londoners will not unreasonably be asking questions why is this council

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bending over backwards to reduce the amount of the affordable homes

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and giving in to the request of developers making a huge profit?

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Wandsworth point out it has delivered the second-highest number

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of affordable homes in London and this project will deliver

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a new tube stop and 25,000 jobs in the area.

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The developer says it will deliver for the community.

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The policy is about homes and also about jobs,

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so we are 50% commercial and 50% residential.

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20,000 new jobs across the site and 2 billion

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Actually now what we have is an agreement that it

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If we perform fantastically well, we provide more than that.

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All this cannot come soon enough say some with so many people

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The impact this has on the housing crisis really should

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Rents are going up, homelessness is going up,

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This is all because we do not have enough homes and we do not have

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enough genuinely affordable homes and developers wriggling out

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of their obligations, reducing them, makes things a lot worse.

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There is no doubt this development will breathe life

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finally into this area, but how much it will truly benefit

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Murder detectives are investigating after a 13-year-old boy died

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from an allergic reaction at his school in Greenford.

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A fellow pupil has been arrested and released on bail.

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Katharine Carpenter is here, what more do we know?

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This all took place nearly two weeks ago on the 28th of June when police

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were called to the William Perkins Church of England high school in

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Greenford. They found a 13-year-old boy who was suffering a severe

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allergic reaction. We do not know at this stage what he was allergic to.

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He was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition where he

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died yesterday with his parents by his side. We do know the boy's name

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but we have decided not to broadcast it in accordance with his parents'

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wishes. His school has spoken out today, his headteacher talking of

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He was really well integrated into his peer group.

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The students have first of all sent a lot of good wishes to him

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in hospital and subsequently have spent time in the chapel

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It has been a very sad time for the school.

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What can you tell us about the police investigation? It was not

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just the Ambulance Service that was called that morning, the police were

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also summoned. It had become clear that some sort of incident had taken

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place which caused the boy to come into contact with this particular

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allergen. We do not know any more, but we know a fellow pupil, a

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13-year-old, was arrested and questioned by police and he has now

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been released on police bail. To give you a sense of the seriousness

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of this incident, this was being dealt with by Ealing Borough and is

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now being dealt with by the homicide and major crime command. The schools

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say they did have a care plan in place for this boy and they are

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reviewing their own procedures. Traders say they have lost

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everything in a massive fire that broke out last night in Camden

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Market. Although no-one was hurt it took 70

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firefighters to control the blaze. It's the second major fire to hit

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the market in a decade. Millions come here every year

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to shop in the market. For some hours it looked

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like it might be lost. Firefighters managed

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to contain the blaze and thankfully no one was hurt,

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but dozens of London traders had Yvonne had just been taken to see

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the shell of her jewellery store My friend called me at 12

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o'clock and I was sleeping I thought it was an emergency call

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and I took the phone up and I called her back and she said

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Camden Market is on fire. Everything has gone, it has

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all gone, everything, definitely. It was the central market hall where

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it is thought the fire started, another decades-old guitar store

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was also lost. The owners have still got their shop

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nearby but ?10,000 worth of stock Coming here and seeing all the glass

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just smashed in and black and the roof completely gone I feel

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really emotional, quite shocked Ten fire engines were

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on the scene in minutes. 70 firefighters fought to stop

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the spread to nearby An investigation into how the fire

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started is under way. It was a well-developed

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fire when we got here. Fire crews worked very hard

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to contain within that area of the property and we managed

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to save the rest of the property. It is the second time in recent

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years the North London market has In February 2008 a fire put many

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waterside traders out The issue we had there is it took

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weeks for traders to be relocated to a new position to trade

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and for a lot of market if you lose one week's trade,

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you are done. Traders were confident this

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tight-knit community will pull together to support

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those worst affected. Most of all, many were just

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grateful knowing it could He has devoted much of his life to

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looking after the 2500 acres of Richmond Park. Now the gamekeeper

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who has been there for three decades is retiring. After 30 years John

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Bartram is saying goodbye to the workplace he has loved. The best job

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in the world. It is a job everybody wanted. John Bartram has spent most

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of his life as gamekeeper in Richmond Park, all 2500 acres of it,

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and no one knows the place better. We are looking for Stags. Every day

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he has checked on the 600 animals and every year search for newborns

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in the bracken. I have done it sometimes and the baby things I am

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the mother and I have walked away and he is running behind me. But as

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well as life, he has had to deal with a fair bit of death. While we

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were filming another call came in. A dead deer. If you find the sight of

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dead animals upsetting, you may like to look away, but for John this is

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part of the job. It could have been hit by a car. That is what you are

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here for. There have been times when it has been hit by a car and is

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still alive but in serious trouble and it needs dealing with and you

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might have to shoot it. As gamekeeper John was also tasked with

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the annual cull where for three months of the year selected animals

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are shot to keep the population to 600. You are going for the worst

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animal every time, so you are looking for one you think in a

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natural world a pack of wolves would take it out. Until the policy

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changed, John would prepare venison meat from the cult for Buckingham

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Palace and, politicians. They would all get a free haunch. No one gets a

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free haunch now. Toni Blair stopped it, and the Labour Party. Not even

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the Queen? No. Some things may have changed, but in many ways Richmond

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Park is still the place it was when first established in 1637. Now it is

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saying farewell to a gamekeeper who gave it the best years of his life.

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I'll say goodnight now and let's get a check

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This is not a weather watcher picture, this is a forecast of what

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is to come. Rain is on its way. It was a bit of a different beast today

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because some of you saw some pretty sharp showers and thunderstorms

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rolling across the top end of our patch. Many of you will stay dry

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overnight, 12-15 should just about cover it. Not as steamy as last

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week. It looks as though tomorrow it is rain from the word go? It is not

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the case, it is light and patchy and many of you could get through the

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morning into the afternoon before you see anything like a meaningful

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drop of rain. How does that leave Wimbledon? Not too bad to start

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with. There is a chance of a shower, but later on, deeper in the day, it

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will start raining and it will be a wet night right across the piece.

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There is no escaping from this. You could see an inch of rain. On

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Wednesday the rain clears away and we are left with a decent sort of

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day as a ridge of high pressure comes in from the Atlantic. That

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gives us a pretty decent end to the week, 22 or 23 degrees. If you have

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got a plan week, 22 or 23 degrees. If you have

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got a plan for the weekend, there are not any great fireworks and the

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weather should not get in the way. It has been a Monday characterised

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by sunny spells and scattered showers and a bit of heat as well.

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In the South resource 27 degrees today. Tomorrow it will be much

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fresher with rain. We have some showers today and this was

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Lincolnshire early on. Not a typical July afternoon. Most of the showers

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were in eastern England, some of them heavy with thunder. In the last

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few hours we have seen 25 millimetres of rain with isolated

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and potent showers on the Kent coast. They will fade away. In the

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west we see cloud and patchy outbreaks of rain overnight. Not

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quite

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