07/09/2017 London News


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Antigua with the latest on the hurricane. More on the BBC

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Welcome to BBC London News with me, Alice Salfield.

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Oxford Street has reopened this evening after there

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were scenes of panic following an electrical explosion.

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Eyewitnesses described "screaming, crying and shouting" -

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and flames coming from the pavement as many people ran to safety.

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It happened at around 7pm during the evening rush hour.

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Police say one man suffered minor injuries

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Fear and confusion in Oxford Street tonight.

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Move back! Move back! Terrified passers-by heard an explosion and

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saw flames ten feet high outside of a shop. This BBC reporter saw what

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happened. We heard a loud bang. Saw smoke over

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the road. I could see flames heat on my leg. I could hear people running

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away screaming. What was striking were the flames, they were maybe ten

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feet high. This person was window shopping.

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Suddenly I heard that massive explosion. Like flames and also a

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lot of smoke. And it just smells very like, like a plastic. Very

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artificial smell. Everyone was shouting bomb, bomb.

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The police say that the blast was caused by an electrical fault and

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cabling under the pavement. It followed several similar incidents

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in London over the past few years. Well a few moments ago Oxford Street

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opened to traffic and pedestrian but the area is cordoned off while the

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electricians are sure that the supply here is safe.

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One passer by was treated for minor injuries, and there is an

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investigation under way as to how the electrical cabling caught fire.

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Now: As we've been hearing Brexit negotiations are ramping up

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as Parliament begins considering key legislation to take us out

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Meanwhile - tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protestors

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are preparing to take to the capital's

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The People's March for the EU includes celebrity support

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from the likes of Sir Bob Geldolf and Sir Patrick Stewart.

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But what does it really hope to achieve?

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Our Brexit reporter Katharine Carpenter's

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She might have said it again and again but here in Blackheath,

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the Prime Minister's words have fallen on deaf ears.

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She might have said it again and again but here in Blackheath,

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the Prime Minister's words have fallen on deaf ears.

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I'm just going to put some stickers here.

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Instead, they're busy thinking up slogans of their own for this

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weekend's anti-Brexit march through the capital.

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I just think that if you believe in something so strongly,

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And I don't believe Brexit is a done deal yet anyway.

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Most of them probably realise what a mistake they have made

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and they probably need a chance to redeem themselves.

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By continuing to make our voice heard, we are not letting

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the reality of it be brushed under the carpet.

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Here in the capital, there is a lot of sympathy with these views.

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After all, nearly 60% of Londoners voted to stay in the EU.

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So what's the deal with stopping Brexit?

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And in reality, how might it actually happen?

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I want the people in power to investigate in a mature

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and considered way what all the options are and what all

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the consequences are and to tell them honestly to the people of this

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country and then say, you know what, it's not going to work, as it?

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Not an impossible dream, according to the experts.

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But an unlikely one, as things stand.

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There's no reason constitutionally why Brexit shouldn't be reversed

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but politically it depends on a radical change in public

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opinion and there is no sign of that at all at the moment.

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Indeed, survey evidence shows that most people still want to leave

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Among them, South London comedian Jeff Northcott.

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He has built his sketches around the trials of being a Leave voter

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Look at the modern crowd and they don't look very scary,

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two squirts of the water cannon and they will be in Ubers.

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And they're probably only marching for their Fitbit targets anyway!

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I think the people of Scotland wisely realised in the main that

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referendums are hard and divisive but the only thing that is harder

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and more divisive is not to respect the outcome.

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So I'm not saying it's a perfect thing but this

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is the situation that we're left with and we have to proceed.

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Nothing has been decided in negotiations yet so most

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people in the middle, whether you leaned towards Leave

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or Remain, are still waiting to see what the colour

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And the colour of the deal is likely to be made up

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As varied and complex as our views on Brexit.

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A London MP is calling for a change in passport regulations -

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after being stopped with her daughter at UK border control.

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Because they didn't share the same surname.

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Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn,

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says she's since found hundreds of thousands of other women have

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been asked to produce marriage or birth certificates -

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Well Caroline Davies is here to tell us more.

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Tulip Siddiq was on her way home from a relaxing family holiday in

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France and was in Paris, about to get onto the Eurostar when she was

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separated by staff from her husband, she was on the fast track you with

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her 18-month-old daughter where he was held back.

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She was waved through French border control but when she

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got to the UK border check, she was stopped and the problem

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was her daughter has her husband's name on

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She kept her maiden name when they got married.

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There followed an intense period of questioning, they

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asked if I had her birth certificate, my marriage

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certificate, if I could prove she was my daughter

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He was stuck in the back of a very long queue, I can find him...

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And I was holding up the queue, there was an air of suspicion and I

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Do we have any idea how widespread these

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Mrs Siddiq wrote to Amber Rudd and she has found that in

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the last five years, 600,000 women have been asked

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to prove they were related to their children at UK

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Some have been delayed for hours if they did not

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The problem could get even more common, recent research found that

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one in seven women are intending to keep her maiden name when they marry

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and same-sex couples often have different names also.

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SHOULD carry the names of both parents to avoid

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Office told us they have a duty to safeguard children and prevent

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people trafficking, child sexual exploitation and other crimes and

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they have no plans to make any changes and they say a passport as a

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travel document and it would fundamentally change its purpose if

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they started identifying parental relationships.

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They say parents can write details in the emergency page

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and there is some advice on the government website.

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Detectives investigating an attack on an 82-year-old cancer patient

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in east London have described it as "beyond comprehension".

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Ahmet Dobran suffered fractures to his spine-

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Ahmet Dobran suffered fractures to his spine -

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after being dragged to the floor, beaten, and having his watch

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and gold bracelet stolen in Newham last month.

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Police have released a picture of three men they want to speak

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They were among those who risked their lives responding

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And now a group of firefighters from North Kensington has swapped

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And now a group of firefighters from North Kensington have swapped

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The break was organised for them by their Cornish colleagues -

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For these London firefighters, a bit of light relief is very welcome.

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They're from North Kensington Blue Watch and were involved in tackling

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Yeah, no one wants to see a disaster of that scale.

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But yeah, we were down to do a job and I think everyone,

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This week, Cornish colleagues are keen to show solidarity

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and they're treating them to a break full of sand, surf

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We offered to raise some money in the community so we did that

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by the charity Ladder Climb, a JustGiving page, and help

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from the local community all around really that have been very kind

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It's just enabled us to actually - and for them - to enjoy Cornwall

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and sort of open up and be able to chat, and feel rewarded

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Things like this prove that human support is amazing.

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The support and love we felt down here is amazing.

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Penzance firefighters aren't the only ones

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Last week another community effort - Cornwall Hugs Grenfell -

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saw a group, including survivors of the blaze,

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There are plans from both to repeat the invitations.

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That's it from me, but lets find out what the weather's up

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A cloudy night ahead. It will not amount to much at first. But towards

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dawn, it will be become more persistent an heavy. But not a cold

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night. Temperatures at 15 Celsius. A strengthening breeze, we keep that

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breeze and the rain. On and off in the morning but in the afternoon

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more locally heavy and not ruling out a rumble of thunder. 18 Celsius

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the high but on the coal side with the rain and the strength of the.

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Wind. A breezy weekend. An area much high pressure building from the

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south-west. But the area of low pressure to bring something

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unsettled. A breeze and the showers, most frequent on Sunday and possibly

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windy to end on Sunday. Nick Miller windy to end on Sunday. Nick Miller

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will give you more details with the national forecast in connection.

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Hurricane Irma is making the headlines but there are three

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hurricanes out there. One is Katria. On Friday, irrationala is heading to

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the bar hamas, and then to Florida. And we will keep you updated. Our

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weather is looking unsettled for several days to come. The low

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pressure is in control. A windy picture, wet at times. Overnight

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rain singing

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