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lives there were altered for ever.
join me now on BBC Two.
Good evening, I'm Asad Ahmad.
More now on the investigation
into the Grenfell Tower fire,
and the final death toll,
which the Metropolitan
Police has put at 71.
That includes a stillborn baby.
Separately a local charity says
there remains a long way to go
before trust between local people
and the authorities is restored.
Chris Rogers has followed
The police trying to rebuild the
trust, partly by trying to clear up
the confusion over the death toll?
Yes, in the days that
followed the tragedy
there was a lot of anger,
and there remains controversy
over the death toll,
with many saying it was much higher.
Today, the police tried
to explain the initial
confusion over the figures.
They revealed that
initially 400 people
were reported missing,
creating a huge task ahead of them.
The police say one person
however was reported
missing 46 different times.
They also say their investigation
was hampered by false reporting,
with eight cases of people
reporting their lost loved ones had
perished when they hadn't.
We know that lots of the people
who died were from different
In fact back in the '70s Grenfell
Tower was known as Morocco tower.
Nora Fakim has been talking
to one of the communities
affected by this tragedy.
This is the El-Wahabi family.
They lived on the 21st
floor of Grenfell Tower.
All five died in the
fire back in June.
Malika was best friends with mother
and wife Fouzia El-Wahabi.
She was very nice, very happy lady
and everybody is missing her,
everybody likes her.
As soon as I saw the fire, I said,
"There is Fouzia's building."
I was just crying, praying for her.
And when we asked the boys, they
told us they stayed in the room.
We know they died.
Many who died in the Grenfell fire,
like the El-Wahabis,
were of Moroccan descent.
Around 8,000 Moroccans live
here in North Kensington.
Grenfell Tower, commonly known
as the Morocco Tower in the '70s,
was home to at least 40
It's a community that was hit
incredibly hard by the tragedy.
Al Hasaniya is a charity that has
been helping vulnerable Moroccan
and Arabic-speaking women
in North Kensington
for three decades.
It's also been supporting those
affected by the Grenfell fire.
Bella has worked closely
with the families and says
the Moroccan community felt ignored
in the aftermath.
A lot of the Moroccan community
did feel marginalised.
Some of our Moroccan friends
and families went into that tower
and didn't come out in order
to save their neighbours,
and these people have been
here for generations.
So they're not
It beggars belief that a lot
of people think that.
She says the authorities' response
to the tragedy has led
to a mistrust of today's figures
on the death toll.
A lot of people feel
that the figure of 71 isn't true.
They don't believe
it's a real figure.
like Al Hasaniya, who feel they have
stepped in where the authorities
failed, say five months on,
there needs to be more action
in order to help rebuild trust.
I really think the people that went
through this horrible tragedy
and are still being pushed
from pillar to post need whoever's
in charge to pull their finger out
and just get on with it,
just sort them out.
They don't deserve it,
no-one deserves it.
How would you feel if it was you?
The council says it's doing
all it can to affect those
affected by the tragedy,
but many still need convincing.
We've learned tonight that some
people have been reunited with their
lost possessions from five months
Yeah, indeed in the last half
an hour we've been hearing about
scenes of joy among survivors of the
Grenfell Tower tragedy, something I
never thought I'd be telling you,
because more than 200,000 personal
belongings have been retrieved from
the wreckage. 30,000 have been
retrieved, dusted down, clean,
catalogues and returned to
survivors. We've been hearing from
Michael Lockwood, from the council,
who was overseeing operations at the
site and he said a lot of survivors
wanted to return to the tower and
return to their homes and were able
to safely do that in the lower
levels of the tower. He said he'd
spent a lot of time with survivors
and they wanted to go back in and
see their homes and retrieve some of
their jewellery and photographs. 40
survivors were allowed to do that.
He said when they were told they
could go back in, they burst into
tears of joy and said they finally
feel they'd be listened to.
been a very difficult few minutes,
From today, there's a change in how
London's health care is run.
From now on hospitals and health
care trusts can use the land
they own to earn money to help
pay for care.
On top of that, Mayor Sadiq Khan
has been given a say
in how the money is spent.
But will you notice any
change in the service?
Here's our political
correspondent, Karl Mercer.
It was built to last.
They probably didn't expect it,
though, to last this long.
But 118 years after it was open,
patients and staff are still
coming to this site.
The service may be world-leading
at Moorfields, but the facilities
need a bit of updating.
They do have plans but the pace
of change in the NHS
can be pretty slow.
That may start to change from today.
A new deal signed between central
government, City Hall
and the capital's NHS.
It will see more decisions
about spending on health kept
in the capital and help places
like Moorfields develop.
To do that, we need to relocate,
we need to be in a more
purpose-built, modern facility,
and so we have a real
ambition to do that.
And this plan, this document,
this framework, this
memorandum of understanding,
will hopefully allow some of those
decisions to be taken at pace,
to allow us to make those
plans a reality.
It's hoped the plan could lead
to more of this sort of thing -
minor operations being done in new,
improved GP surgeries.
London will be able to keep
the money raised from selling
any unneeded NHS land,
and decide where to spend it.
First of all, the money
is kept within London.
Secondly, the wider London
NHS family, the Mayor,
the boroughs can decide how it's
spent, so crumbling GP
infrastructure, GP estate,
GP buildings can now be refurbished
with the money which previously went
back to the Treasury.
What the new deal doesn't bring,
though, is any more money,
at a time when NHS bosses say
they are more stretched than ever.
Even without extra cash, though,
it is a big step in handing more
power to the capital.
Clearly in a city the size
of London, with over 100
there are some decisions where it'll
be better if we can take those once
for London rather than taking them
100 different times in 100
and that's what this deal offers us.
A glimpse of the future, then.
London has some of
the power it wanted.
It will now have to deliver results.
The former Labour Cabinet Minister
and European Commissioner Peter
Mandelson says Brexit will seriously
threaten London's global status.
Lord Mandelson was speaking
at a conference today
about the challenge London faces.
Here's what he said.
People come to London
so that they can, through London,
access the whole of the European 500
million-strong single market.
Once we remove ourselves from that,
we become less relevant to those
and investors, who will find other
places to locate within Europe.
But not everyone believes
the picture is so bleak.
Today, a group of London's tech
and digital businesses got together
to think of ways of linking up
with new markets around
the world and making the most
of post-Brexit opportunities.
went to meet them.
We've come to this tech conference
in East London to get a sense
of how this industry
is feeling about Brexit.
It can be a very hard thing
to measure, but luckily,
these two developers from London
have invented an artificial
intelligence sensor which can gauge
the mood of this room.
I think the room is
feeling kind of positive.
So, as you can see here,
updates in real time,
and currently it's actually
on the rise.
Perhaps that's because today was
partly about networking and seizing
opportunity beyond Europe.
As long as we try and engage
with other nations in a way
that is different to what it has
been in the past, in a more
competitive way and open way
and more collaboratively,
I think things will change and it
will work out for the best.
But there were universal worries
here, too, none of them lost
on the Mayor's new chief digital
officer, who's just a few
weeks into the job.
The first is accessed talent,
the second is access to markets,
and also that data laws don't
diverge too far from
what the European Union is proposing
so that we can have consistent
access and open access
to these markets.
One of those targeting
the tech skills gap,
a star who helped inspire
a generation of innovators.
There is a need for a real
concerted effort to look
at all of our education system
and decide, what are
we doing this for?
How are we preparing young people
for the world of tomorrow?
The tech sector's not alone
in trying to answer these big
questions, still feeling its way
to building a brighter future.
BBC London News.
That's it for now from me,
but let's find out what
the weather's up to with Tomasz.
It wasn't a bad day today, Thomas?
No, it wasn't, it's going to be
nippy tonight, Jack frost will pay a
visit and temperatures are already
tumbling as we speak. By the early
hours of Friday morning they may be
as low as -4, in the coldest spots,
but in the city centre in London,
more like a couple of degrees above
freezing. About Friday there's not
an awful lot to say. It's going to
be a beautiful, crisp sunny day.
It's going to feel quite chilly.
That's 10 degrees will only be very,
very brief. Most of the day it will
be hovering around 6-7. Saturday
admittedly first half of the day is
not looking great, but the good news
is that later in the afternoon, just
before sunset, it will brighten up a
little bit. Here is the outlook.
Temperatures up to 13 by Monday.