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Now on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.
Welcome to BBC London News with me Victoria Hollins.
The London Fire Brigade is to buy six million pounds
It's to meet to the demands in case of another large scale incident,
They'll use reserve savings to pay for the new ladders
and breathing equipment - but say they need the cash back
Our political correspondent Karl Mercer reports.
It reached just halfway up Grenfell Tower.
The aerial platform being used by firefighters had to be
Firefighters heading into the blaze had breathing
apparatus that lasted just 30 minutes.
And drones used to help in the aftermath of the fire had to be
The mayor asked the Fire Commissioner to draw up a
The Fire Brigade list is a long and costly one.
It asks for three high aerial appliances at the
It wants 1200 new breathing apparatus sets.
It has asked the two new drones, new masks and shirts and
The total bill for new kit, ?6.2 million.
Michael has spent 30 years with the brigade writing up
many such lists in his final role there.
He says the items on it are long overdue.
Very happy to see proposals for an increase in aerial
appliances, especially pleased to see proposed increase in extended
A lot of people don't realise our firefighters only have around 30
There is also the question of who will pay.
The brigade is raiding its reserves to fund the new kit, but it wants
the government to pay in the long term.
There are worries extra running costs of around ?6 million a
year will leave the brigade facing a huge black
hole in its budget in
It could be as much as ?30 million we need to find.
It's around the scale of the cuts we saw under
Boris Johnson, where we
saw ten fire stations close and the loss of around
We are determined and the mayor is determined for that not happen.
We did ask the Home Office for an interview.
London's Fire Brigade will hope it doesn't
get the same response when it asks for money.
Passengers who use Waterloo station are being warned of major disruption
for almost all of next month, as upgrade work is carried out.
Around half of the country's busiest station will be closed.
And commuters even been advised to work from home.
Our Transport Correspondent Tom Edwards has more.
Waterloo deals with 99 million journeys a year, but this August,
nearly half of its platforms will be shut.
Commuters are being told to, if possible, change their journeys
I can work from home, so we can stay at home
I'd rather not, but it will be a nightmare.
And the impact will be felt down the line.
Stations like Queenstown Road will be shut.
Clapham Junction will be much busier, and upgrades to stations
Network Rail was heavily criticised after commuters suffered months
The mayor says the same thing can't happen here.
My message to the government is two things.
I'm afraid there are examples where Network Rail has not provided
And two, if it is the case that they overrun, the Government
has to provide speedy compensation to commuters.
Waterloo is getting longer platforms so that it will be able
to deal with thousands of more passengers every rush hour.
To ease the congestion, the old Eurostar platforms will be
There's never a good time to carry out such a large-scale project,
but we chose August because more people are away on holiday anyway.
The mayor has concerns that it won't be.
This is one of the most well-planned projects you'll come across,
so we're confident that it will be delivered on time.
Waterloo is due to be finished By the end of 2018.
The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace open to the public over
As well as a special display dedicated to Princess Diana,
20 years after her death - there's the chance to see
what people across the globe have given the Queen
Millions come from all over the world, and most
The chances are that our Queen has visited their country.
She's made 250 overseas trips in her reign, and it's custom
So there are thousands of them, whittled down to 200
Golden sparkling personalised trinkets show off the financial
wealth of the countries they come from, quite at home under
the glittering chandeliers of the state rooms.
This is from Tibet, a prayer shawl blessed by the Dalai Lama.
Gift-giving, as we all know at Christmas or on birthdays,
There was a famous occasion when President Zuma of South Africa
presented her with a chess set which had been duplicated,
which he didn't know, by his predecessor,
Really, so she got the same gift twice?
And that's not the only problem she might have
One of the disappointments of the exhibition is that there
She has been given some 20 horses, apparently kangaroos,
Of course, we'll never know what she thinks of any of them.
She's had 65 years to practise that polite smile one has when receiving
That's it for now from me, but lets find out what the weathers
-- Nick Miller. The rain will clear in a couple of hours, don't be
fooled by the fine start tomorrow morning because big cloud will
develop and showers will break out once again. Through the rest of the
Knights of this rain in the short term will be quite heavy before
clearing away East. Clear skies coming back later in the night.
Temperatures holding up into double figures. The clearing weather system
means tomorrow morning a lot of early sunshine. The cloud will
build, showers break-out, and some of those could be heavy into the
afternoon. A lot of cloud, not much in the way of sunshine in between
these showers. Temperatures high teens to low 20s, not as windy as it
was today. Sunny start on Sunday. Cloud will build. Later in the
afternoon into the evening we start to bring back the of showers on
Sunday, perhaps a little bit warmer. This is the weekend in summary, a
showery one. The start of next week high pressure building in, it turns
dry and warm for a time. That's how it's looking. What about the rest
the UK? it's looking. What about the rest
the UK? Here is Sarah Keith-Lucas.