07/08/2017 London News


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with a bit about Spanish sunshine here! The weather is coming up soon

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but A hospital treating

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a mother-of-three who was shot while on holiday in Brazil says

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she's lucky to be alive. 46-year-old Eloise Dixon from Hayes

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in Bromley and her family mistakenly drove into an area controlled

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by drug gangs. We can get the latest

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from our South America Correspondent The doctors treating her said she is

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responding well, she went into surgery on Sunday afternoon, she was

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shot twice, one of them scraped her chest and one went through her

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abdomen but luckily none of the shots hit her vital organs, the

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doctor said she is lucky to be alive.

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STUDIO: Givers a sense of what happened and dangerous these areas

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are. The understanding is the family was looking for water and

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misinterpreted some instructions and ended up in a favela. A favela,

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slum, it is not recommended to go into them, in fact, if you do you

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need to get a local guide, or someone familiar with the area. But

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the family ended up in this favela by mistake, the consequences could

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have been much more tragic as they were obviously they were very

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serious. OK, Katy Watson, from Brazil, thank you very much.

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The Mayor of London has criticised tech giants like YouTube and Google

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for refusing to remove videos which he says boast

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He believes the policies they have in place around violent content,

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Here's our political correspondent, Karl Mercer.

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Four videos at the centre of a row between the Mayor and an

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Sadiq Khan says these glorify gang violence and

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The Met police asked YouTube to do so in December.

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Today, as City Hall hit out at YouTube, one

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Actually, we have specific examples of where, you know, YouTube

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is being used as a platform to incite violence against others.

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The police, who have the expertise, and

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the intelligence have let YouTube and Google know and it beggars

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belief that they have hidden their head in the sand and not

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Some show gangs trying to provoke their rivals.

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Police say they asked for them

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Each video will have a different element which we see as being

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important as to why it might be taken down.

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So that could be a straight incitement of violence

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Normally somewhere near their own territory.

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They might even film it in the opposing gang's territory

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for extra measure to really show that level of disrespect.

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We also might be taking it down because we know it is linked

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to other crimes or we know that we might need to work on some

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The Mayor's team have met with YouTube

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and parent company Google about online hate crimes.

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But since Christmas, these videos have been viewed more

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Bobby Kasanga spent eight years in jail for

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Two years ago, he set up a new football club to

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help stop local young people following in his footsteps.

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He agrees some of the videos can be a problem.

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Now because of YouTube, people say, "Oh, that's that guy,

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the so-called tough guy from this area",

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so when they see them, they

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So the video works in a different way as well where it

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actually highlights the people who are meant

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But it also puts them in danger now because someone who, they

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just want to challenge them and try to attack

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It said it works closely with the Met

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police to understand where artistic expression escalates into

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Extra staff were brought in to London's busiest station today

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to deal with expected crowds - after the closure of ten platforms

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But much to the surprise of commuters they were greeted by empty

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People were advised I guess to avoid Waterloo, work from home etc?

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May be they heeded the advice. Maybe they did, I'm sure that seems to

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have happened but what I'm sure did happen was there was a huge sigh of

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relief from commuters as they came into Waterloo. It was quieter than

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they expected, this was a huge project. Platforms are literally

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being demolished and rebuilt and length and, crucially for longer

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trains. On Waterloo, of course, is the UK's busiest station. There are

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some 270,000 journeys a day that happened there. This is an ?800

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million project, the reason for that, to create 30% more passenger

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space. What do businesses think of this?

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These works are essential but they are going to be very

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disruptive and passengers need to ready themselves

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That said, I think it is absolutely right that we do these

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works in one go at a quieter time of year rather

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than the drip-drip of, you know, weekend closures over the

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Commuters have long memories, I'm sure, about upgrade work. Are their

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fears these works could overrun? I don't know whether there are fears

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but that is certainly a big question. There have been some

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rather unfortunate precedent is recently, London Bridge towards the

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end of last year, engineering works overran there. King's Cross in 2014,

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at Christmas people literally couldn't get home for Christmas day.

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Now, this is meant to last for about a month. It started this weekend and

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is due to finish on the 28th of August. Network Rail feel pretty

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confident. They spoke to our transport correspondent Tom Edwards

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earlier. Years and many months of planning

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have gone into this project. I think it's fair to say pretty much

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it's military precision you see We've got 1000 guys working 24 hours

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a day seven days a week for the next three and a half weeks

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to make sure we deliver So, what's the advice? Well,

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basically, in short, don't be lulled into some false sense of security

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because it was quiet today. The advice is avoid Waterloo if you can.

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Clapham Junction as well. And just one small thing, don't forget the

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Eurostar platforms are due to be reworked as well soon, but that's

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for another day. Jim Wheble, for now, thank you.

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Next, London has thousands of structures that are listed

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because of their historic or architectural significance.

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On the 70th anniversary of protecting buildings

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with this special status - more have been added to the list -

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70 years of listing buildings to protect them from demolition,

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and today in London, this was one of the latest.

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The cabbies who enjoy tea here delighted that their hut has

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They've been here many, many years, since the horse

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and cart and everything, so, now it's good that it's

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listed so we know that it's not going to go.

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And Sue Webster, who runs the hut, won't let it go to her head.

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I can't say that while they're over there.

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The idea of listing buildings started after the Second World War.

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London was being rebuilt and the temptation for some

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was to knock down the old, even where it hadn't been damaged

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and listing ensured that many buildings were not

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Now it means anything with a past worth retaining can be considered.

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This was a funeral at Willesden Cemetery one century ago,

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and now the buildings here have been listed - and interesting

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We're delighted that Willesden Cemetery is listed Grade II.

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These buildings are from 1873, the heart of the Victorian era,

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and they have survived almost exactly as they were.

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And also newly listed, the mortuary on the right.

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A bit spooky perhaps, but soon open to the public,

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who will gain an understanding of Jewish burial rituals.

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This is the original tiling, the original floor and tahara,

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which is the name for the ritual preparation, the washing

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of the body, took place here until the early 1980s.

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Historic England is looking forward to continuing with its job

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protecting the best of London, be it quirky or spooky.

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We have saved many buildings across this fine city

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and we hope to do the same in the next 70 years.

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Much of the London we love could have been lost,

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but thanks to luck and a good deal of effort, it lives on.

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That's all from me so I'll wish you goodnight -

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and I'll leave you with Wendy for a check on the weather.

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The Weather for the Week Ahead is complicated, we will surmise it

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like, this, it will be drier and on the cooler side. This is the

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situation, we have had a weather front bringing showery outbreaks

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which pulled away from us but it will be back with a vengeance

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because tomorrow we have heavy and thundery showers which will surround

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the low pressure system and on Wednesday that front drags itself

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back across us and we have a further few pulses of heavy rain, summit

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show the Met office has it covered by a weather warning because we will

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have heavy bursts and by the end of Wednesday we could have had a

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considerable amount of rain and that could lead to problems on the

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transport system. There is the front moving away northwards, leaving us

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dry with clear spells, temperatures between 12 and 14 degrees and we

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start tomorrow just about dry, maybe even with a hint of brightness. It

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is quite unpredictable through the day, showers build-up, not for

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everyone, but they will be slow-moving and if you get caught

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under them they will not go away quickly. 17-20d is the temperature

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through the day tomorrow. On Wednesday it looks like we will get

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a really good spell of a few hours of rain and in places it will be

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heavy and feel cool. Better day on Thursday afternoon and on Friday.

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The outlook for Thursday afternoon and on Friday.

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The outlook for the weekend the: it will gradually improve. Over to

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Philip Avery. Hello, yet another day goes by and

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it is not a dry sphere behind me. I expect, Headingley is in there

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somewhere, the fear of that that keeps guys like this hard at it at

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this time of year and I expect they have seen the forecast

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