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Welcome to BBC London News with me Victoria Hollins.
More than 30 people have been arrested in a series of dawn raids
It's part of a crackdown against knife crime,
drugs and child exploitation ahead of Notting Hill Carnival.
It's the Met Police's biggest operation every year -
but there's been criticism - with some asking if the raids
are racist by targeting a so-called "black event" -
and more for the benefit of the cameras than Carnival.
A very different type of wake-up call.
The Met Police's targeted raids at 21 different addresses
in just under an hour, all within the boroughs
of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Brent.
It's 5:30am and about ten specialist police officers as just raided this
What we know is seven people inside, five of those have been arrested
and one of those has swallowed something so they have called
The aim of this is to make sure that those arrested here do not turn
What has happened here has taken two months to plan.
We start off with dynamic entry when you heard the shouting
Then when we have done that, and secured those people inside,
then we slow things down and make sure we do a methodical search
of the premises, looking for the evidence included
in the warrant, so on this occasion it will be Class A drugs and items
Those arrested will be built under strict conditions which police say
will prevent them from turning up at the Carnival this weekend.
In a control centre five miles away, Mark Bird and his team of 75
officers will keep a watchful eye over the event.
This BBC documentary shows how complex and difficult it can be
to police an event that attracts millions of people.
Were today's raids more of an exercise of public reassurance
Our endeavours are about keeping the Carnival safe and free from
How on earth are you going to monitor the people
We have a range of tactics which will include obviously the use
of CCTV, automatic number plate recognition, and there will be
plainclothed officers and other tactics that we will use to keep
I don't understand why they need to be showing off and saying
we are on top of this, this is a big issue and we will
There are criminals operating, they should be doing this throughout
the year and it should not just be on the eve of Carnival
And today the South London rapper Stormzy waded into the debate,
suggesting they Met's tweets on the raids were offensive
He said: how many drugs did you lot sieze in the run-up to Glastonbury
or are we only doing tweets like this for black events?
This has already been re-tweeted and liked
Tonight, the Met have initially reiterated the raids
were intelligence-led and it is their duty
Only three London boroughs are meeting their recycling targets,
according to figures obtained by this programme.
London's councils are all meant to be recycling 45% of their waste,
but the overwhelming majority are failing to do so.
Here's our environment correspondent, Tom Edwards.
Do Londoners recycle enough of their household waste?
No says Paul, a self-confessed recycling anorak.
He's even set up a charity to encourage it.
He lives in Newham but he's a rarity in this part of London.
This area has the worst recycling rate in the capital.
Newham has 40% of its housing is flats.
You can't easily recycle in flats, without having some
Your building in London, we're building on every square foot.
You have to do it now whilst you're building new to make sure you have
Next door to Paul these flats have no recycling facilities at all.
This block of flats, where's the recycling?
It's one bin that takes the recycling and the rubbish.
This is the whole problem with Newham.
Across London there's a mixed picture.
The amount of household rubbish the boroughs recycle.
The best is Bexley, recycling 52%, followed by Bromley and Kingston.
The worst are Lewisham, Westminster and Newham, where just 14.7% of
There are lots of different reasons why different areas have
Some of them are practical and about space, for example,
flats have less room for all the bins.
Some communities are less aware of recycling.
And different boroughs also have different schemes for recycling.
Bexley say they are now seeing a commercial value in recycling
In Bexley it's cheaper for us to recycle than to throw away.
If anything, we've been trying to put more effort into getting more
stuff recycled because it costs us over ?100 a time to send things
to the waste to energy plant, when we recycling paper,
Increasing recycling rates is a key ambition of the mayor.
He wants 65% of London's waste recycled by 2030.
Helping the boroughs to get there will be a huge challenge.
Another victim killed in the Grenfell Tower fire in west
65-year-old Sakina Afrasehabi was a mother of five.
Her family have paid tribute to her, saying she was "completely
selfless in all she did and always put other people first".
An estate agents in East London has been destroyed in a fire,
after a car ploughed into the shop front.
The car smashed through the glass windows of Portico estate
It burst into flames and the blaze quickly ripped through the shop,
Next, these two masterpieces by the Italian painter Titian made
the headlines when they were saved for the nation.
They were bought, in part, by the National Gallery for ?95 million.
Now the gallery has once again found millions to save a renaissance
Day one for this 18th century masterpiece in its new home.
Bernardo Bellotto's The Fortress Of Konigstein From The North
deemed a national treasure, will now not
be sold abroad, yet it so nearly wasn't the case.
After being sold to a foreign, private collector last year,
the Government blocked its export temporarily in the hope
the gallery could find ?11.7 million and buy it instead.
He's the nephew of better known Canaletto.
He's an artist that is not as well known as he might be
because there's no major work, until today, by the artist in any
This picture being here at the National Gallery can now be
appreciated by the millions of people who come here every year.
What makes this Bellotto a national treasure worth saving?
Every time a piece of high-end art is being bought and taken out
of the country, a panel of experts must consider three criteria -
first, its historic significance to the UK,
second, whether it has a unique aesthetic and third, whether it's
The experts decided it was a national treasure
Does its first public audience for centuries agree?
Allowing people to come here and see the image,
is better than selling it off to a collector and letting
them keep it in a room, which is never going to be seen.
I think we should all do what we could to preserve art.
I don't know if it's worth ?11.5 million, I'm not sure.
I think it would have been a shame if it had gone into a private
collection and people here today and people who come
into the National Gallery wouldn't be able to see it.
The painting is now being displayed just feet away from some
Undoubtedly it helps if your uncle is Canaletto and the most
We know Bellotto was training with Canaletto from the age of about 13.
Walk round the corner, you can see how Bellotto uses
It you look at the building here, the texture of crumbling stones,
that's absolutely out of Canaletto's workshop.
There's some soldiers up on the ramparts created really out
That's something that Canaletto has as well,
Every year, a handful of national treasures can't
be saved and disappear to private collections.
All the more reason to enjoy the one that's stay.
That's it for now from me, but let's find out what the weather's up
It's been a little bit more summery today, hasn't it?
It has. But still disappointing temperatures. We got a glimpse of
blue here by our now silent Big Ben. It really was a cloudy day, misty
conditions around to start the day as well. This is what most of us saw
for much of the day. Through the course of the day tomorrow, a humid
start but it turns fresher. Cooler feel by the time we get to the end
of the afternoon on Wednesday. Sunny spells for the rest of the week.
Always the chance of one or two showers. A lot of dry weather around
as well. Over the next hour, I may still catch a shower. It will be
mostly dry overnight. A mild night to come. Start off the day tomorrow
on 16 or 17 degrees Celsius. Still feeling quite humid tomorrow
morning. We will see things brighten up nicely through the morning, some
spells of sunshine. This is when we'll probably see the highest
temperatures. Then the cloud thick beings through the middle of the
day. By the time we get to the end of the day, it will be sunny again
and we'll have a westerly wind. For the rest of the week: Sunny spells
at times, a lot of dry weather around. A lot of uncertainty for the
bank holiday weekend. around. A lot of uncertainty for the
bank holiday weekend. Good evening. I think it's fair to
say it's been a disappointment August so far. We want blue sky,
sunshine. We want what we had today in Newquay and Cornwall, 25 Celsius,
77 Fahrenheit. Beautiful on the beach. As opposed to what we had in
Fermanagh. You can see by this picture. The rain so heavy,ing off
the roof of the car. In fact, that heavy rain was accompanied by some
pretty significant thunder and lightning as well, which is
continuing to drift its way steadily north as we speak. It's moving into
the Western Isles and we'll see some heavy rain overnight tonight across
the Western Isles