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


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


The promise has been made by the outgoing head


Dr Anne Rainsberry has also said the capital


could benefit from more money from government


She's been speaking with our political correspondent,


Are you ready? Steady?


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


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


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


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


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


Dr Hassan works in one of two surgeries in Southwark


offering appointments from 8-8 seven days a week.


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


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


and it will relieve pressure on the A


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


happening across the capital by the end of the year.


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


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


If everyone is struggling financially, is it not the case


that actually the NHS in London is underfunded?


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


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


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


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


it needs to deliver the services it should be delivering?


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


that they feel that the NHS needs more money.


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


we need to have a public debate about it.


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


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


That debate will rage on - so will the one about


what will happen to a deal that was supposed to be


signed between London and the national government


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


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


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


Well, I mean, the intention of Partners in London


Does that drive you nuts when you are the head


You have this agreement that things need to change,


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


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


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


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


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


A teenager shot dead in East London has been named


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


He was found by police after shots were fired


Police believe Mr Mayanja left his home in Plaistow


at about ten that night and may have been


accompanied by two women, who detectives want to trace.


The murder of a cartoonist which happened in 1987


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


and known for satirising Arab and Israeli politics.


He'd already received death threats


prior to being shot dead in Knightsbridge.


nobody has ever been convicted of his murder.


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


His satirical cartoons featured a character called Handala,


based on Al-Ali's experiences growing up.


His work criticised both the Israeli and Palestinian regimes.


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


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


the police knew who did this many years ago.


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


that he was wanted and they said the person organised


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


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


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


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


Police say this is how the gunman would look today.


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


back across Draycott Avenue and into Ixworth place.


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


what looked like a gun in nearby Lucan Place.


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


His job was to get rid of the murder weapon,


on open ground near the Hallfield Estate in Paddington.


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


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


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


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


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


They always remain active and are constantly reviewed,


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


I would encourage them to make contact.


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


police are clear this was a politcally motivated murder.


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


When you think of London in the future,


you might imagine drones, or maybe flying cars


above your head, or an even heavier polluted,


over-populated city than it already is.


So what might London look like in 2050?


Here's the first in a series of reports.


This one comes from our transport correspondent, Tom Edwards.


Could flying cars be the future of transport in cities?


This is the latest sci-fi Blade Runner film.


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


Or could jet packs revolutionise travel?


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


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


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


Our kids will not know what an engine sounds like,


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


There is no reason why everyone won't go electric


You can see, with the upsell of electric cars,


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


The big challenge for city planners will be a growing population


and increasing demands on limited space.


It is predicted that, in 25 years' time,


the population of London will be 10.5 million.


That will mean increased investment in infrastructure,


Crossrail 2, Crossrail 3, perhaps even Crossrail 4.


there are all kinds of concepts of the future.


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


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


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


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


That is you use apps and smartphones


to call up vehicles to where you are.


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


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


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


Will automation make the roads, buses and trains


What would that mean, if there are fewer vehicles?


One interesting statistic is the average car today


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


This is another idea that didn't make it.


Nonetheless, innovation and investment will be key


for the future of London's transport.


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


on that! Tomorrow, we'll look


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


but let's find out Beautiful picture of Horse Guards


there. We have had some beautiful pictures,


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


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


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


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


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


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


breeze turning to a more northerly direction, more comfortable for


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


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


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


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


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


in for shower, but high pressure building


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


approach is heading towards Wales, the Midlands and eventually the


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


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


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


milder. Temperatures will not rise very much at all


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