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Now, on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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It's a month since the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

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This morning, friends and family of five-year-old Isaac Paulos -

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one of the youngest to die in the disaster -

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Five-year-old Isaac Paulos was today described as a smart and generous

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little boy who had just learned to read.

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Isaac lived on the 18th floor at Grenfell Tower.

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He tried to escape but got separated from his family.

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His body was found on the 13th floor.

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Other pupils in his school managed to escape.

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We are absolutely devastated as a school community.

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The reception class that he was in, it feels there is something missing

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We are trying our best to support families and to look out for those

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Johnny Regassa helped Isaac's younger brother to safety

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but he lost his best friend in the fight.

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I tried to be strong, to go back to work, but I couldn't.

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So still we are emotional, even myself, I'm still emotional.

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As for those who can't bury their loved ones

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because they are yet to be identified, some news today

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to say goodbye and keep the tragedy in people's thoughts.

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A month on, residents and people from the local community have come

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together for a silent march to show support and remember that night that

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Some now plan to repeat the demonstration on the

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And a few miles away, another funeral, for 82-year-old Ali Jafari.

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He tried to take the lift because he had a heart condition.

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Well, this evening volunteers who've been working with the community

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since the fire invited the media to hear more about how they've been

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Claudia-Liza Armah was there and joins me now.

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As you said, it has been a month since the fire and organisers

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thought it was a fitting time to speak to the media and explain

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exactly what they have been doing on the ground. Fittingly it was held in

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a storage unit where some of the donations are being held in that the

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growth and residents of the Grenfell fire with their brother the Labour

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MP was there. I spoke to the main organiser and find out exactly what

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he wanted from tonight. It's the right time really for us to come to

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the table and tell our story, from the grassroots, the people at the

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ground. There's a lot of pain, a lot of trauma, a lot of grief in the

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butt out of the Ashes has risen something very unique and special --

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but out of the Ashes. One of the big issues was donations and they

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explained how they were handing out donations, food and toiletries, to

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residents but still very unhappy that the donations from the Red

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Cross are being sold in charity shops and they believe those

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donations should go back in the community. Thank you.

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A warning tonight that a growing number of people could contract

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cancer from their exposure to asbestos in hospitals.

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BBC London has obtained figures showing 94% of London hospital

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The NHS argues it's safe as long as the material is not disturbed.

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Doctor Andrew Lawson wrote about his condition in 2010.

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He had been suffering with Mesothelioma, a type of lung

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cancer caused by breathing in asbestos dust.

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I feel that it's terrible that somebody gets cheated

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He was only halfway through his life.

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Andrew says he contracted it whilst training at Guy's Hospital,

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a claim that the NHS Trust refuses to be drawn on.

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White asbestos, the type in hospitals, has been deemed safe,

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But experts disagree and warn its presence in hospitals

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The numbers of people developing Mesothelioma in this country

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And the expected peak has been exceeded several times already.

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So the prediction of when numbers of Mesothelioma cases

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are going to peak has been moved forward several times since I've

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There are now calls for the government to urgently remove

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We know that it is likely at some time in the future it will be

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responsible for the deaths of members of the public

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According to the latest figures, a thousand people from London

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died of Mesothelioma between 2011 and 2015.

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Seven victims were nurses and doctors but it is believed

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the true number of hospital workers affected is far higher.

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It comes as BBC London has learned from a Freedom of Information

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request that 94% of the capital's hospitals still contain asbestos.

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Andrew was typical of Mesothelioma sufferers.

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It took years for his symptoms to show.

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Once diagnosed, most people are only expected to live

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They all knew, we all know about the dangers of asbestos

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but they simply failed to take enough action to remove the risk

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That's it for now from me, but let's find out what the weather's up

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Good evening, a fine end to Friday a lot more clout round over the

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weekend and it will turn increasingly to humid. Tempters

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might drop as low as ten or 11 degrees, particular in Hertfordshire

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-- temperatures. The best son is further south. The cloud will

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thicken through the morning -- of the best sunshine. There could be

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some light rain or drizzle pushing across the capital but not too much.

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Certainly a fine end to the day and even though there was more cloud

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compared to today, it will feel a touch warmer. If you are out

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tomorrow evening it will be dry with some clear skies, fairly muddy and

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continue into Sunday. A lot of cloud and a bit of brightness in the

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morning -- fairly muggy. But notice by this stage that temperatures

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could hit 26 degrees. Into next week, dry and so to begin with, it

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turn week, dry and so to begin with, it

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turn stormy by Wednesday. Now the UK outlook. Good evening. A bit of a

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damp patch heading our way this weekend and not a lot we can do

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about it. Let's see what will be happening over the next couple of

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days. Quite warm and muggy, particularly in southern areas. This

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is the satellite picture, a big thrill of cloud stretching across

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the North Atlantic and it is heading in our direction and has already

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been pretty wet in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland in the last

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few hours. Some damp and cloudy parts of western and north-western

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areas and the cut-off line is around northern Wales, the North West of

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England, this area and south of that, the Midlands and South Coast

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and the south-east it should be dry through the night but quite

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