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Now on BBC One, it's time
for the news where you are.
Good evening, I'm Asad Ahmad.
It'll be 30 years tomorrow
since the worst fire in the history
of the London Underground.
31 people - all named
here - were killed.
We'll be looking at the impact
the fire has had, but first,
here's Karl Mercer, who's been
speaking to Sophie Tarassenko,
whose brother Ivan died that night.
He was a pretty laid-back,
happy-go-lucky chap, a drummer,
very much interested in his art
and his music, his friends.
When you go through
King's Cross now.
Which you do.
You still go over, and...
I go over to the memorial, say "hi
Ivan", give him a little pat.
It almost means more that memorial
than his grave, which is in Dorset,
because that's the last place
he was alive.
The whole situation
is still very confused.
There certainly have
been several deaths.
There are still people
trapped in the Underground.
They identified Ivan
the following morning,
but the search for answers
was to be along for.
You cry a lot, for a long time.
It's a shocking thing, and every
time something like that happens,
whether it's Grenfell or a terrorist
incident, you just think
of all the people who
are getting that news.
Outside, the families of some
of the victims spoke
bitterly about the result.
It's been a complete travesty.
Sophie Tarassenko went on to become
one of the lead figures
in the King's Cross Family Action
You want to find out
why it wasn't avoided,
why those decisions were made,
for what reasons, and the drive
is always to ensure it
never happens again.
The sadness of it
grabs you suddenly.
There's still moments in the year
when you just suddenly go...
"God, he should have been here."
My mother died last year on the 18th
of November, coincidentally,
so we have two things to remember
from now on, on the
18th of November.
I mean, I think it's pretty weird to
us that she died on that very day.
She never really got
over, of course, Ivan.
So, yeah, it's...
It's going to be a doubly sad day.
Well, the fire started
after a single match was discarded
on a wooden escalator.
It led to monumental changes in fire
safety, on the Underground
and the Fire Services generally.
Our transport correspondent,
Tom Edwards, has been looking
at the impact it had.
Thousands use this escalator
everyday, and many don't know this
is where the worst fire
in the history of the Tube started.
Stuart Button is now retired,
but nearly 30 years ago he was one
of the first firefighters to arrive.
We were laying out the equipment,
and it was then that we heard,
or started hearing all the screams.
I thought there must be loads
of people down there.
Just scream after scream.
30 years on, and this
official report still makes
It describes how the station, full
of commuters, turned into a furnace.
It also outlines how
the response from the emergency
services was hampered due
to a breakdown in communication.
There was a lack of knowledge
of the station layout.
The following inquiry led to huge
changes to the Tube and the Fire
Service's safety regimes.
Among the many recommendations,
wooden escalators should be removed,
smoking should be banned,
and heat detectors and sprinklers
should be installed.
And crucially, the emergency
services should be able
to communicate with each other
Most of the recommendations have
since been implemented.
These type of exercises
are now part of training,
and legislation ensures minimum
on deep line stations.
There isn't a month goes
by in my job that we don't reference
the King's Cross fire.
It had such a phenomenal
and beneficial effect
on the organisation.
So out of a desperate tragedy,
good things have actually come.
With cuts due on the Tube,
the unions say they'll resist
anything that they think
could compromise safety,
and these changes only happened
after the deaths of 31 Londoners.
Tom Edwards, BBC London News.
A mountain of illegally stacked
rubbish is being cleared from a site
in South East London.
Nearly 30,000 tonnes of waste
was removed from land in Orpington,
where it has been sitting next
to people's homes for years.
Waste4Fuel were responsible
for the rubbish, but the Environment
Agency has had to remove it -
much to the relief of locals.
The smells were terrible,
you couldn't open doors, windows,
you couldn't use your back garden.
You had the constant
threat of the fires.
Wonderful to see it disappear.
As you've probably been finding,
it's been a wonderful night
for Children in Need.
In London money has been pouring in,
and speaking to fundraisers
in a magical Harry Potter setting
at Warner Brothers Studios in
Herfordshire, has been Riz Lateef.
Welcome to a night of magic, and
much money being raised four
Children in Need. Take a look at
this place. It's a piece of movie
We should all try and do
our part for Children in Need. I've
always wanted to do something and
now I've actually done something
Why were you so keen
to raise money?
When I was younger I
was very lucky and I want children
to be as lucky as me.
to reveal how much you raised, which
I think this is
definitely one of the most iconic
props in the entire series.
sorting Hat itself is from way back
when in the Philosophers Stone.
you love about horse riding?
makes me feel amazing and free being
up on a horse and feeling like I can
be myself and looking after the
horses as well.
It has been a
magical night. Thank you everyone.
Thank you to everyone who has raised
and donated money.
And Children In Need will continue
in a few minutes' time.
First the weather with Tomasz.
a little mixed.
Saturday starts off chilly
and bright, but by the time we get
to the afternoon it looks
like we are in for at
least a bit of rain.
A lot of clear skies out
there at the moment.
These are the morning
temperatures will be getting,
quite a nippy start.
As we head towards lunchtime those
clouds starts increase,
and by the time we get around 2pm,
there will be some rain
and drizzle pretty much right
across the south-east.
Not an awful lot, but it is going
to be a damp end to Saturday.
The temperatures will be
hovering around 7-9,
so a chilly, grey afternoon
on the way for Saturday.
Sunday is looking a lot better.
From the word go there
will be some sunshine,
and the sunny spells will come
and go through the
course of the day.
I think Sunday is looking a lot more
cheerful across the region.
By the time we get to Monday,
it looks like it'll cloud over.
There might be some rain around.
Also a chance of some
rain on Tuesday.
Now the national outlook
with Nick Miller.