29/08/2017 London News


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By the end of this year, Londoners will become the first

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people in the country with access to a GP seven days a week,

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The promise has been made by the outgoing head

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Dr Anne Rainsberry has also said the capital

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could benefit from more money from government

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She's been speaking with our political correspondent,

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Are you ready? Steady?

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It looks and sounds like any GP appointment, but Anastasia is a bit

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young to realise that she may be at the forefront of change

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in London, because her GP is part of a practice that delivers care out

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Especially when you have a small child, they can't communicate,

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so it's either A or 111, and it's much easier

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Dr Hassan works in one of two surgeries in Southwark

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offering appointments from 8-8 seven days a week.

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Partly to relieve the pressure on A, a lot of these problems

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can be dealt with by doctors, and patients don't

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and it will relieve pressure on the A

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It's something the outgoing head of London's NHS promised would be

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happening across the capital by the end of the year.

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As she prepares to leave office, she told BBC London it would give

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But she did admit that hospitals in the capital could do with more

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If everyone is struggling financially, is it not the case

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that actually the NHS in London is underfunded?

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In terms of the way the formula works, in terms of how money

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is allocated, according to that formula, we are not underfunded.

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That's not quite the same thing, though, is it? No.

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As you leave, you recognise London is not getting the money

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it needs to deliver the services it should be delivering?

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There's lots of people in the NHS in London who express a view to me

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that they feel that the NHS needs more money.

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in order to deliver what the NHS needs to do deliver,

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we need to have a public debate about it.

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Could you do a better job if you had more money?

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The answer to that has to be yes, cos it would always be yes.

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That debate will rage on - so will the one about

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what will happen to a deal that was supposed to be

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signed between London and the national government

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that would have given more power to the capital over the sell-off

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of NHS land and could have led to higher pay for NHS staff.

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It was supposed to be launched in January, what's happened?

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Well, I mean, the intention of Partners in London

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Does that drive you nuts when you are the head

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You have this agreement that things need to change,

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you think you've got a deal, and eight months on,

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as you leave office, it hasn't been done?

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I'm disappointed it hasn't been done but I'm confident it will be.

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and the new woman who will take over the NHS in London.

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Without a deal, there are fears health service staff in the capital

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A teenager shot dead in East London has been named

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by police as former RAF cadet 19-year-old Abdul Mayanja.

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He was found by police after shots were fired

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Police believe Mr Mayanja left his home in Plaistow

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at about ten that night and may have been

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accompanied by two women, who detectives want to trace.

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The murder of a cartoonist which happened in 1987

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is to be re-investigated by Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorist Command.

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and known for satirising Arab and Israeli politics.

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He'd already received death threats

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prior to being shot dead in Knightsbridge.

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nobody has ever been convicted of his murder.

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shot dead 30 years ago on a London street aged 51.

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His satirical cartoons featured a character called Handala,

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based on Al-Ali's experiences growing up.

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His work criticised both the Israeli and Palestinian regimes.

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He received death threats in the years before he was killed.

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30 years on, and Mr Al-Ali's family believe

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the police knew who did this many years ago.

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TRANSLATION: The police back then talked about that man publicly,

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that he was wanted and they said the person organised

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They were fairly confident they knew who fired the gun as well.

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At around five o'clock in the afternoon on 22nd July 1987,

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Mr Al-Ali was walking from his car to his office on Ives Street

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when he was followed by a gunman and shot in the back of the neck.

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Police say this is how the gunman would look today.

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After the murder, he was seen running out of Ives Street

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back across Draycott Avenue and into Ixworth place.

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At the same time, a second older man in his 50s was seen concealing

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what looked like a gun in nearby Lucan Place.

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He gets into a left-hand drive silver Mercedes and drives away.

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His job was to get rid of the murder weapon,

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on open ground near the Hallfield Estate in Paddington.

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This is the 30 year anniversary of Mr Al-Ali's death,

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and over that period of time, 30 years, people's allegiances

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change, people who might not have felt confident at the time coming

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forward, I'd encourage them now to actually speak to us.

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The police, in particular, do not close such inquiries.

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They always remain active and are constantly reviewed,

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and, as a result, if people feel they can help us,

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I would encourage them to make contact.

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While for now the person who pulled the trigger remains a mystery,

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police are clear this was a politcally motivated murder.

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It seems Mr Al-Ali's art was so effective,

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When you think of London in the future,

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you might imagine drones, or maybe flying cars

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above your head, or an even heavier polluted,

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over-populated city than it already is.

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So what might London look like in 2050?

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Here's the first in a series of reports.

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This one comes from our transport correspondent, Tom Edwards.

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Could flying cars be the future of transport in cities?

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This is the latest sci-fi Blade Runner film.

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NEWSREEL: All you need is a few hundred gallons of liquid hydrogen.

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Or could jet packs revolutionise travel?

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And there are plenty of ideas that don't make it.

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In three or four years' time, every other car is going to be one.

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The plan is for all vehicles in London to be zero-emissions by 2050.

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Our kids will not know what an engine sounds like,

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and a rev and this, that and the other in years to come.

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There is no reason why everyone won't go electric

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You can see, with the upsell of electric cars,

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it will be the way forward. It's a game-changer.

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The big challenge for city planners will be a growing population

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and increasing demands on limited space.

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It is predicted that, in 25 years' time,

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the population of London will be 10.5 million.

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That will mean increased investment in infrastructure,

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Crossrail 2, Crossrail 3, perhaps even Crossrail 4.

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there are all kinds of concepts of the future.

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These are called T-bots. Droids that designate road space.

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This is a 60-minute car that's stored while not in use.

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In the 1900s, they also thought commuting would be be done by air.

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The buzz phrase at the moment in the transport world is something

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That is you use apps and smartphones

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to call up vehicles to where you are.

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Some people say that that means in the future we won't need

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The question there is, what does that mean for the capital's streets?

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We are already seeing trials of driverless vehicles in the capital.

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Will automation make the roads, buses and trains

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What would that mean, if there are fewer vehicles?

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One interesting statistic is the average car today

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Most cars are hardly ever used. You see that in London.

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You walk around, the streets are filled with parked cars.

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In the future, if we stop buying the cars that we don't need

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and we only use mobility as a service, it could be

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that we free up a lot of road space for other uses,

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whether that's walking, cycling, more cafes, shops,

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NEWSREEL: There's room on board for a passenger as well.

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This is another idea that didn't make it.

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Nonetheless, innovation and investment will be key

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for the future of London's transport.

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Why didn't that water scooter mated?! I would love to come to work

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on that! Tomorrow, we'll look

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at what London's homes That's it for now from me,

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but let's find out Beautiful picture of Horse Guards

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there. We have had some beautiful pictures,

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and the dates over the weekend matched the maximum temperature, so

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by rights we should be at 30 degrees, but it is going to be 16,

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rather grey, damp with a northerly breeze. And a bit of rain around at

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the moment through the English Channel, some on the heavy side,

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that will be pushing up towards us through the night, then joined by

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some more rain as we go through the day tomorrow. Along with that, the

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breeze turning to a more northerly direction, more comfortable for

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sleeping tonight, 11-13d. Keep the brolly with you first thing, heavy

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bursts of rain, more persistent as the day goes on, and with the

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northerly breeze, quite chilly compared to what we have had of

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late. On the outlook, though, brighter news for the end of the

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week, some sunshine, maybe the odd shower, but high pressure building

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in for shower, but high pressure building

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in for the weekend. Darren Bett has the national forecast.

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Today the heat was focused on the south-east of England, tomorrow this

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will be the focus of some rain. This was today in Kent, where we actually

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saw the highest temperatures, not far away from Maidstone, 29 degrees.

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We had 26 up in Chelmsford. Tomorrow we're going to struggle to make 15

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or 16 degrees, a significant change from the last couple of days. It is

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a two pronged rain attack, cloud from the near continent producing

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showers, this will thicken up, rain developing in the south-west

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approach is heading towards Wales, the Midlands and eventually the

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south-west of England. At the same time, the showers in the channel

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will develop more widely in the south-east. Further north, clear

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skies, chilly overnight tonight, but for much of England and Wales, much

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milder. Temperatures will not rise very much at all

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