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Now on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.
Welcome to BBC London News. I'm Louisa Preston.
First tonight - hundreds of thousands of commuters
using the UK's busiest railway station face weeks of disruption
with major engineering works due to begin this weekend.
A multi-million-pound revamp of Waterloo station will see half
The upgrade work is in order to create extra space for passengers.
From tomorrow, there won't be any trains leaving
Commuters will have to find other ways to get into London.
From here, it is bus service part of the way,
onto a train that is already probably going to be rammed.
I'm going to suffer it for a week, probably work from home for a bit,
It is just one of those things, really.
It is a pain, but if it is needed, it is needed.
Waterloo is the UK's busiest station with 100 million passengers
It is essential we do this work, lengthen platforms,
delivering more modern trains, getting more bums
At the moment, platforms 1-4 are pretty short.
Look at the rest of the platforms. They are much longer.
That is hundreds more passengers per train.
There is no doubt, then, there will be some long-term gain.
South West has colour-coded the level of disruption.
Stations in green should be OK, yellow more crowded than usual.
Stations in orange will be extremely busy, with fewer trains.
Those in red will be closed at least some of the time.
Notably, the line through Clapham Junction will be cancelled
to Chessington and severely disrupted out to Dorking,
on the Shepperton line and as far as Winchester.
Services to Reading will also be affected.
Controversially, there won't be any blanket compensation
Compensation will continue to be available throughout
August as it always is, and that is based on the journey
that our passengers have compared to the timetable that we have been
At Earlsfield station some commuters are already planning
The plan is I am going to cycle every day into town I hope.
That is good for you. Yeah.
I like an extra half hour in bed but that is gone now.
I wouldn't mind if it was a week but three weeks is a bit extreme.
But the works are extensive, costing ?800 million,
Extra trains will be laid on to try and cope but with 250,000 journeys
likely to be affected every day, it could be a long
The terror attack on London Bridge saw hundreds of businesses suffer
financially because of the closure of Borough Market for 11 days.
Two months on, and a number of traders say they've yet
to receive sufficient insurance payments to cover their losses.
One claims staff may even have to be laid off as a result.
It is one of the city's most popular destinations,
with millions of people visiting every year.
But earlier this year, a terror attack here forced businesses
The consequences have been significant.
In the months following the attack, one stallholder said it had
Another said it only survived because of a charitable donation.
But the whole market felt the effects.
Sean estimates his business lost between ?10,000 and ?15,000.
We couldn't get to our business. We couldn't access our stock.
We couldn't get to our office. We couldn't do anything.
You have been in touch with your insurers and you are getting mixed
It has been a real challenge with the insurers.
They've not been helpful at all in this process.
Our initial enquiry, we were told they wouldn't
Most of the other businesses here have had that message.
Our insurers have now sent a loss adjuster down to review
the claim but two months on, no sign of any money.
And if Sean doesn't get the insurance money he says he might
His MP Neil Coyle believes some businesses here could even
He believes the Government has not done enough to help.
Not only have they not provided direct support but they have failed
to ensure that the Government-backed insurance system pays out swiftly.
If businesses are forced to close, jobs and livelihoods
are lost and income is lost, then the Government
The Government set up an insurance system to make sure companies
are covered if they are damaged in a terror attack, but currently it
doesn't include business closure, which is what happened here.
But some stalls here say they need help and action now.
After a spate of horrific acid attacks in London,
there are calls for tougher charges, for those using it as a weapon.
Today the Crown Prosecution Service has clarified how the crime
Acid attacks are pretty high profile at the moment, aren't they? They
feel like the new menace on our streets, the threat of an acid
attack. And so the Crown Prosecution Service have responded to the fact
that lots of people have been calling for tougher laws and
sentencing and clarified what the sentencing actually is and it is
already pretty tough. If you are caught carrying acid with intent to
cause injury, you face a four-year sentence. If you throw acid on
someone, even if it misses its target, you face a life sentence.
The big news really is that the Home Office are carrying out a review at
the moment and that could lead to even tougher sentences. And also,
restrictions on access to acid because essentially, what we are
talking about are corrosive liquids that anyone can currently buy from
pretty much any DIY store. Thank you for joining us. Jim weevil, there.
That's it for now from me, but let's find out what the weekend
How good-looking? Not too bad at all and today was
pretty spectacular at its best, hopefully the sunflower was not the
only thing which saw some sunshine. The odd light shower overnight,
temperatures starting Saturday where we started Friday. Saturday
morning's early showers will be quite light compared to what comes
later in the morning, on through lunchtime and into the afternoon.
They could be heavy enough of the odd rumble of thunder. Top
temperature if you see the sunshine, 21 degrees or so, showers tending to
fade away and under clear skies, look at this, I know it is August
but single figure temperatures for some so chilly start but that
equates when the sun is up to a bright and sunny start to the new
day. Can we keep it going all day? The cloud fills in a bit but if you
have a plan for the day, the weather will fit in with it, drive for the
most part with a high of 21 or 22. Into the start of the new week,
changeable weather Into the start of the new week,
changeable weather to say the least. Good evening, mixed, unsettled,
changeable, many words you could use to describe the weather we've had in
the last week but heatwave would not be one of them. That is a far cry
from the weather we have been seeing across southern Europe. Today was
another day of dangerous heat in places from the Balkans westwards
towards southern Spain, temperatures well up into the 40s, close to 45
degrees in parts of southern Spain, a lot of this down to the jet
stream, southern Europe is on the southern side of the jet stream and
we are on the northern side of it, the cold side of the jet stream. It
is the jet stream, the winds high in the atmosphere, that pushes the
weather systems around the globe. And you can see we have a queue of
them waiting in the wings to moving over the next few days. The weekend
essentially stays pretty changeable with a mixture of sunshine and heavy