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Victoria Hollins. broken? Join me now on BBC Two.
Undemocratic, unlawful and discriminatory.
The view of a civil liberties charity over the Met's plan to use
face recognition technology to find suspected criminals during this
450 arrests were made during the carnival last year
and City Hall has said it must be made safer.
Campaigners have now written to the police,
calling for the intelligence trial to be abandoned during the event.
Notting Hill Carnival - a place of colour, music, dancing, food and
fun. You but it's also a place where the police are stepping up
surveillance. For the second year in a row, they will trial facial
recognition technology to try top hunt down known criminals. The
technology involves using overt cameras to scan the faces of people
at carnivals, any matches which includes images of people wanted by
police will be flagged up. Officers can speak to individuals to confirm
their identity and potentially make arrests. In the UK we have policing
by consent but there is no public consent to the use of this
technology. Civil liberty and race equality groups say it is
undemocratic, unlawful and discriminatory. They are calling for
the police to bane done the plan It takes a face print, if you like,
similar to a fingerprint, without people even knowing about it. It is
a great intrusion of people's prif sane really empowers the police, in
a which that is as yet, unchecked. -- in a way. In
One security expert told BBC London, the public needn't be alarmed.
People's data is being captured everywhere, when they walk about the
shops, public areas, hotels, bars, so they are already being recorded.
The only difference here is that the police are looking at the faces
captured and it's being run through a soft algorithim, which only makes
the crowd safer. Those I spoke were split I understand why they want to
do it but it'll make everyone feel uncomfortable. I think it is a good
idea. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about I
don't think it is really needed, to be honest. What do you think they
should be doing instead? Managing the community better. No arrests
were made using the technology last year. Police say once the trial is
complete there will be a public consultation. For campaigners,
though, it is a gross violation of Carnival-goers privacy.
A South London hospital trust has apologised
after inspectors issued a damning report into its patient care -
The hospital watchdog found that staff working at Greenwich
and Lewisham NHS Trust weren't meeting basic cleanliness
standards, with some staff not washing their hands before
treatments and patients with infectious diseases
Our political correspondent Karl Mercer has this report.
Florence is one of the first patients to try out this new unit
at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich.
And bosses here hope it will be part of the answer to turning
It's had three inspections from the health watchdog
The general culture, you know, the way staff
are talking to patients, is not what we'd expect to see.
We pulled the trust up on it certainly last year,
when we inspected medical services in the emergency department.
And it's disappointing we're still seeing those failings happening.
Staff had not washed their hands between patients.
Doctors were seen taking outdoor bags into anaesthetic
Some TB patients weren't properly isolated from other patients.
And there was dirty and poor standard equipment.
No, it doesn't make happy reading, and we want to apologise
to all those patients who actually haven't got the level of care
And all those many individual patients who have had that
The hospital, like others, has had trouble moving people out
into the community and at the same time, has seen more people coming
The staff work very, very hard under very
There is evidence of extreme pressure, increased numbers
of patients that we're seeing in the hospitals.
And that does create their own pressures.
We've had problems as well with discharging patients
out of the hospital, which obviously then gives
But you're right, we have to get those basics right.
The fact they haven't been getting those basics right meant
that the Care Quality Commission considered putting them
I think the whole health system are watching Lewisham
and Greenwich very closely, it certainly has a history.
The ratings are such that actually, as a trust that requires improvement
with some inadequate services, we certainly had discussions
about special measures, but considered they weren't
As I say, we will keep them under close observation.
The CQC will be back for unannounced inspections soon.
The trust says it hopes it has turned a corner and will soon be
delivery better care for its patients.
Jim joins us in the studio, and Lewisham isn't alone in getting
No it certainly isn't. Let's look at the numbers. The CQC looked at 18
trusts across London. Six of those were rated as "good." Just
one-third. Ten were marked down as "requiring improvement", like
Greenwich and Lewisham which we heard about in Karl's package and
finally, two, were classed as "inadequate" in other words, put in
special measures. They are Bart's trust, one of the biggest in London
and St George's in Tooting. It seems a lot of these problems come up time
and time again That's right. Look at the reports and there are themes,
financial constraints, basically not enough money. Growing demand, more
people coming through the front door and then the other end of the
problem is - people not being able to get home. This age-old problem of
bedblocking. And another thing that is constantly repeated is vacancies,
staff vacancies and executives for NHS Trusts, they point to these
things and say - these are structural problems it is not just
down to mismanagement in individual trusts. Thank you.
The wait for students - and their parents -
While many will now be making the move to university,
there's concern that students are overlooking another
It comes at the same time as demand for the young trainees has rocketed.
Our Education reporter Marc Ashdown has more.
The nervous faces, the shuffle through, and finally,
Attention now turns to their next step.
The Government wants more young people to swap university
The trouble is, in London, that's not going so well.
Other parts of the country have seen the numbers double, the capital
It's harder to attract high performing students to ditch
I got four As and I'm going to Oxford University
But demand for apprentices is growing, especially
At this cyber lab they are training in online security.
The red team are trying to hack in, while the blues are defending.
For these four apprentices, the upside are clear.
The top thing is earning a salary, a really good salary.
All my friends are huge amount of debt and I have none.
I managed to buy a house when I was 20 years old,
I beat my friends who went to university.
I can work there and see where my work is being tailored to.
I am definitely working and learning.
I dropped out of university after two years.
It was one of the best choices I made.
I am earning, I am learning and I don't have any debt.
I think will see a lot more in the next three
the apprenticeship programme fits London's economy much better.
It just takes a bit of time for it to catch up.
These parents wanted their children to go down the traditional route.
He has broken out of the mould, but I'm glad that he has succeeded.
I realise that now, he has the responsibility,
he is not a boy any more, here's a man.
For these students, it has been a long and winding
That's it for now from me, but let's find out what the weather's
Thank you very much. A warm and humid day. Top temperatures 25. A
fine evening and night, largely dry and warm. Temperatures is a or 16.
Tomorrow looking pretty good. Sunny spells, a few showers around. A
different feel to the air. We have lost the humidity. Although it will
be sunny there could be the odd shower through the afternoon
passing. Temperatures-buys. 21 or 22. You will notice the difference.
It will be breezy as well. Now this area of low pressure
hurtling towards us in the Atlantic, will contain the recommend nabs of
what was hurricane Gert will bring rain to our shores on Monday. For
Saturday, looking dry, sunshine around, temperatures 22. A fine
start to the around, temperatures 22. A fine
start to the weekend. Maybe some rain on Sunday, some shooun and
warmth on Monday. As