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I'm Asad Ahmad.
A day after the Budget,
when a multi-million pound fund
was announced to improve air
quality, there's been
consternation that London,
isn't going to get a penny of it.
That's despite us having nearly
half of the country's
most polluting roads.
So today, the Mayor
of London expressed his view
about the new Clean Air Fund -
and children reinforced it.
Here's Louisa Preston.
A message from primary school
children about the poor quality
of the air they breathe
in the capital.
These young people from
Chestnuts Primary School in Haringey
were petitioning Downing Street
because they go to school where
pollution levels break the law.
It's quite bad for the children
at our school, because our front
playground is right next
to a busy road.
And that's really not
good for our health.
Air pollution is causing a lot
of deaths and diseases.
Maybe if it can't be stopped it
should be reduced somehow.
Diesel vehicles are the main cause
of pollution in London.
Yesterday, in the Budget,
the Chancellor announced
new taxes on new diesel cars,
and also a £220 million
clean air fund.
The capital won't get any of it.
40% of the most polluted roads
in the country are in London.
The Government's saying
there's £220 million.
Londoners contribute towards it
by the increase in road tax,
but can't receive any
of that £220 million.
So it's not sustainable
to expect a London mayor
to do this investment,
to help local authorities, without
help from central government.
And it isn't just Sadiq Khan
saying the Government
isn't going far enough.
We want to see bigger taxation,
which could have led to a bigger
fund that could have been used
to get people out of their diesel
car and make a switch
to alternative forms of transport.
Clean air is a complex problem.
Pollution comes from construction
vehicles, from gas boilers,
from farming, from wood fires
and even our car tyres
as they wear down.
The Government insists
it is cleaning up the air
as fast as it can.
And with children starting to make
a stand and every person
in the capital breathing in air that
exceeds global guidelines,
it's a big issue that's
not likely to go away.
Louisa, strong words from the Mayor.
What's the government saying?
He's not happy and took to Twitter
to make it clear. He says it's a
scandal in London will be eligible
for the clean air fund. The
government has abandoned Londoners.
We heard yesterday the Chancellor is
creating or increasing the tax on
new diesel cars to create this £220
million clean air fund. Local
councils across the country will be
able to apply for some of that money
but London is not eligible.
people will wonder why.
We asked the
government ourselves and had a
statement from Defra to say the
Mayor of London already had a
funding settlement with £5 billion
from the government which includes
measures to deliver compliance with
air quality limits. Other areas of
the country haven't had that which
is why they are entitled to apply
for part of this money. We know the
mayor is making air pollution a top
priority. The T charge introduced
last month. The ultralow emission
zone will come into force next year
meaning the oldest and most
polluting vehicles will be charged
extra to come into London. The mayor
feels because London has some of the
most toxic air he should be able to
get his hands on some of this cash.
He wants the government to do more.
Londoners are being told they may be
at real risk from the same robbers
who repeatedly stabbed 31-year-old
Danny Pearce to death
for his watch in July.
The attack happened as he was
leaving a bar in Greenwich -
and police have now renewed
their appeal for information
as they fear other members
of the public might be at risk too.
Here's Helen Mulroy.
Enjoying a night out with friends.
This was Danny Pearce in Greenwich
on the 14th of July this year.
Just hours after this video
was taken, Danny was dead -
stabbed as he made his way home,
all for his Rolex watch.
He was my son, he was my baby.
All our lives have changed.
All of them.
How you see me, now I have sort
of changed into two people.
I am one person at work
because I can't be like this at
When I come home...
This is how I am.
Two men have been arrested but no
charges have been brought.
Now the Metropolitan Police
are renewing their appeal
Newly released CCTV shows
Danny making his way
down King William Walk
with friends just after midnight.
This was the moment he was singled
out by his killers on their moped.
They make a U-turn to return
and launch their attack.
One produces a hunting knife
and the other a gun.
They make a demand
for Danny's watch.
A struggle ensues and ultimately
Danny ends up here, unfortunately
fatally stabbed, and here
on these very steps sadly
Danny lost his life.
The group had been shot at,
and Danny repeatedly stabbed.
It's most likely the longest, most
sustained stabbing I have ever come
across in my 26 years of service.
Danny's family hope that
in revealing mfurther details
about the violent and
sustained attack that
killed their son and brother,
in here, what is a popular London
nightspot, it may jog the memory
of anybody who knows
anything further about
the identity of his killers.
I just can't get it out of my head.
Such a senseless, senseless thing
to do and he's not here with us.
He's just not here.
Crimestoppers is offering a £10,000
reward for any information that
will secure a conviction.
City of London police
are warning Christmas shoppers
looking for a bargain
to be aware of fraudsters
who are making millions of pounds
selling everything from fake
trainers to fake lipstick.
Last year alone, victims lost
£16 million to the scammers,
who are all too aware
of how lucrative this
time of year can be -
especially in London.
Helen Drew has the details.
32 days until Christmas
and some people are ramping
up their present buying.
The Action Fraud Team from the City
of London Police is warning
of online shopping dangers.
They say the most likely
thing people try to buy
from fraudsters are mobile phones,
aollowed by clothing
and accessories and then footwear.
Specific items victims report
losing out to fraudsters
on are Kanye West's Yeezy trainers,
Fitbit watches and
Kylie Jenner make-up.
Take Kylie Jenner's
make-up as an example.
If I go on her official website
I can buy one of her popular
lipstick kits for $29,
plus shipping from America.
But a quick search online
and apparently I can buy the same
thing for £1.99, free shipping.
Now, the fraud team today
is warning if something looks
too good to be true,
it probably is.
Those items often end up
being fake, or never turn up.
And it's not just that,
but also things like stealing
credit card details.
This afternoon on Oxford Street,
it didn't take long
to find victims of fraud.
Someone had booked
flights on my card.
So I checked the bank statement
and it was seven or eight flights,
about £2500, something like that.
Yeah, it's frightening.
I don't really do much
online shopping at all.
Possibly because I'm a little
bit too nervous of that
very thing happening.
The only online fraud I've had
is buying concert tickets.
That was enough to burn me.
I'm reasonably cautious.
Probably not enough.
Probably passwords and things
need to be taught about.
The fraud team says it's
crucial to think twice.
Quite often our victims say to us,
I didn think there was something
wrong, but I clicked anyway.
If you can take that time,
a little bit of time to think,
count to five, it is probably
going to save you some
money in the long run.
The fraud team's campaign is urging
people to do just that.
Slow down and think before clicking
that "buy now" button.
A story provoking strong feelings
among a number of people today,
is one of a family in Hertfordshire
who are keeping a fox as a pet.
Jasper has been hand-reared
from when he was just a few days
old, and his owner feels his place
is firmly in the home.
Sonja Jessup has more.
No, it is not a scene from last
year's John Lewis Christmas advert.
Jasper the fox is a family pet.
He has lived with Natalie
and her children here in Sarratt
since he was two days old.
She took a call from a vet
who said he'd been abandoned
and would need hand rearing.
She brought him round to me.
For the first week or two
it was through the night,
every couple of hours,
I would have to get up and feed him.
The family already had three
dogs, a cat and a horse.
Natalie said Jasper fits
in well but she treats him
differently to her other pets.
You can only domesticate them
to a certain level so it's
respecting his natural behaviours.
An animal charity says
foxes belong in the wild,
but Natalie says she is worried
he wouldn't survive.
He's got he's got freedom,
as in he runs around
free in the garden.
He's not caged.
He's only in there for night time,
and for his own safety.
It's not like I'm keeping
him captive in a cage.
She's hoping Jasper
decides to settle here
and make himself at home.
Starting to feel cold. Straight to
the weather with Stav.
Starting to feel cold. Straight to
the weather with Stav. It's going to
be cold to the north of our patch,
cloud and rain moving through from
Through the night.
This cloud cover will keep
temperatures falling below five or 6
degrees. A fairly chilly note
tomorrow, cloud around. We should
see some good sunny spells as we
head into the afternoon. Brightening
through the day, staying dry for
most, light winds but on the chilly
side. At least drive for the Black
Friday shoppers. Heading into the
weekend, that run of north-west
winds means it's going to be cold,
frosty nights to come, Saturday
night and into Sunday night. Gold
starts today BetBright, plenty of
sunshine. You'll have to wrap up
because the wind will be cold, 7
degrees at best. Looking good
heading into Sunday and Monday.
Those temperatures remaining in