08/09/2017 London News


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"You don't just kill a son, you kill a whole family."

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The words of Ricky Hayden's father -

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in a machete attack outside his home in Romford.

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The 27-year-old confronted a group of teenagers he suspected of trying

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Today, one of them was given a 14-year jail sentence

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They came to court hoping for justice, wearing orange,

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Ricky Hayden was a security guard, and gave close personal

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He was at his family home in Romford last September when there

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Ricky, his brother and his dad ran out onto this street.

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They thought that Ricky's brother's scooter was about to be stolen.

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The men that they confronted, Tommy Roome and Tarrell Hinds,

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Rick, who had run out into the road in just his boxer shorts,

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He was stabbed, and died later in hospital.

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They don't just kill the person, they kill the family.

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Hinds was acquitted, Roome was found guilty of manslaughter.

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At the end of the day, it is a good, good result,

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so that's one more person off the streets that we have not got

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My son, he died for nothing, just to stop someone

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stealing a motorbike, and it's wrong.

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We've lost a son, a perfect son, he was perfect

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I don't want anyone to go through that.

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We're just going to fight for knife crime now.

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We need to get these kids off the streets with these knives.

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Away from the court, his family and friends met to remember.

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Data picked up from the mobile phones used by commuters

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on the Tube could be used to help tackle overcrowding.

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It follows a four-week trial over the summer.

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Wi-fi has become something Londoners use on the Tube everyday.

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But now TfL has found a way for us and the wi-fi to work for them, too.

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Transport for London used to be able to tell where you were going simply

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by looking at where you tapped in and out with your Oyster card.

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But now, thanks to wi-fi, it can tell not just where you're going,

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Over the summer, Transport for London tracked the phones of two

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As people went on their journeys, they created a personal map,

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and for a system that's so fixed, the way we use it is

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For example, almost a third of everybody going from Waterloo

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to King's Cross took the Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus

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and then changed onto the Victoria line.

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But people used no fewer than 18 different routes just

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TfL say it shows pinch points they didn't know

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We'd love to be able to give this information to customers

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who are at a Tube station, to be able to say, take

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this particular path, because it's less busy.

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Or to be able to provide information if there's

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a disruption on the network, to explain what's happening

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But how do people feel about TfL knowing our every move?

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Sounds quite scary, I've only just moved to London so I'm getting

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If it speeds up the system and creates a more efficient

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TfL say the data was double scrambled to keep it all anonymous.

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But who knows, one day, checking your e-mails could not just

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keep you connected but could keep us all moving, too.

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It's a first - driverless buses in the capital.

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And for the next fortnight, Londoners will be able

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to take a ride one, around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Our transport correspondent Tom Edwards explains.

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This is an autonomous bus, driven by computer, on trial

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on a 12-minute loop around the Olympic Park.

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Travelling at 2mph, there is a staff member on board.

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You can see now, we're moving incredibly smoothly,

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And the technology is there, it's brilliant.

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You think computers are better drivers generally than human beings?

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From this 5-10 minute journey, then yeah, probably, I'd say!

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London is seeing a number of trials of driverless vehicles -

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And the Government is trying to make it easier to attract investment

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It's all part of a revolution I think that's going to change

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the lives of people across the world.

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We're going to see vehicles that can provide better transport options

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for people with disabilities, provide better public transport

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links at odd times of the day, when a vehicle like this can fill

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a link which wouldn't otherwise be there.

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So, I think we're on the brink of starting a transport revolution.

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It uses cameras and lasers to scan the road, but what if someone

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Some think autonomous vehicles will reduce

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Others fear it will mean fewer jobs for drivers.

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These have already been tested in other cities.

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It needs to be developed over time, and that's why trials like this

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We'll be trialling this alongside pedestrians

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We've had other, smaller-scale trials and we're using all that data

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These are still early days in this emerging industry.

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This bus, which is free to catch, will be running

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That's it from me, I'll leave you now with Stav,

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Thank you. It looks like the showers will be continuing to ease away

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during the night. Lengthy clear spells developing and turning fairly

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fresh as well. Into tomorrow, it's a day of sunshine and showers and

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feeling again on the cool side. Starting off with one or two showers

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around as well as some sunny spells and the showers will be getting

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going in the afternoon. The showers die away during Saturday night as

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average of high pressure builds in. Before that point, it will be quite

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a fresh start in the Home Counties, with some good spells of sunshine

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later on. Then the rain will arrive. It remains unsettled into next week

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as well. Quite windy on Monday. Hello. There are signs that by this

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time next week, our weather will be trying to settle down. Until then,

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it is low pressure after low pressure. This one will be coming in

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on Sunday, with rain spreading south-east across the UK. Around our

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first area of low pressure, the wind will continue to blow in plenty of

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showers to western parts of the UK overnight. Watch out for the

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northern lights in Scotland - quite a show last night and it could be

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again tonight. And maybe in parts of north-east England as well. In the

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west it looks 30 wet in the morning in the north-west tomorrow. Some

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showers in Scotland but then becoming widespread across England

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and Wales in the

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