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Now on BBC One, it's time
for the news where you are.
I'm Asad Ahmad.
The Mayor of London has welcomed
the Brexit agreement
reached in Brussels,
saying he's glad that EU
citizens will continue
to live and work in London.
Sadiq Khan was speaking at the end
of his visit to the sub-continuent
where his message to India
and Pakistan is that London
is very much "open for business".
Our Political Correspondent,
Karl Mercer has been
travelling with the Mayor.
For most of Karachi, it was business
as usual this morning.
This is a city of 15 million people,
the commercial capital of Pakistan,
and a city that continues to grow.
It's also home to Mazar-e-Quaid,
the mausoleum for the country's
founding father, Muhammad Ali
In a solemn ceremony,
the mayor laid a wreath.
As everywhere else in Pakistan,
it's a visit that has
attracted huge attention.
And a huge security presence.
This was at his next visit
to a local university,
where the mayor explained how
he became a lawyer.
There was this TV programme called
LA Law, and, in this programme
the lawyers wore great suits
and drove fast cars.
And I thought, yeah, I can do that!
A joke for a crowd keen to hear
from London's mayor.
So, it's a big deal because we find
a lot of parallels between London
and Karachi, and we never knew
that was actually possible.
And he really opened
new lines for us to share
between the two cities.
The reception at a cricket charity
was just as enthusiastic.
But while the mayor is ending
his South Asian tour,
we learnt today the UK would be
trade talks on Brexit.
I'm really pleased that finally,
16 months on, EU citizens,
Londoners who contribute so hugely
to us in our country,
appear to have been given
the guarantee I wanted,
which is them having rights
after we leave the EU,
that they have now.
But here's where it gets really
tough with the European Union.
My worry is, that all the evidence
we have so far is the government
is not prepared to do a good
negotiation with the EU.
They have no idea what
the destination is, let
alone how we get best.
alone how we get there.
Like Boris Johnson when he toured
India, the mayor couldn't resist
picking up the bat here in Pakistan.
A light-hearted end
to his six-day trip.
What are the three words that stick
in your memory from this?
The key thing I have been
saying to people in London
for the last 16 months is,
London is open,
and around the world.
We have brought this message now
to Pakistan and India.
Finally, his innings was over.
Stumped by the current
Pakistan cricket captain.
But the trip is over, too.
The mayor, and the poster
behind him, are hoping
to leave the simple message.
For the third time in as many years,
there's a damning report
into Wormwood Scrubs prison in west
This time, an inspection has found
it to have "Persistent failings"
with "high levels of violence"
against staff and inmates.
Inspectors said there were "filthy
conditions" inside and they raised
serious concerns about how
Wormwood Scrubs is performing.
Here's our Home Affairs
correspondent, Nick Beake.
More than 1200 men are held
within the Victorian
walls of Wormwood Scrubs,
and the huge problems inside have
been well documented.
Filthy and unsafe -
that is how Wormwood Scrubs prison
has been described by inspectors...
Figures show an increase
in assaults, with
Wormwood Scrubs named...
A jail in west London has been found
to be rat-infested and overcrowded,
with some prisoners too frightened
to leave their cells...
Now, once again, inspectors have
delivered a damning assessment.
For the third time in a little over
three years we've inspected
Wormwood Scrubs and found
the conditions there
are completely unacceptable.
What needs to happen
is that the prison service needs
to do something to support
the governor and his team,
who are working incredibly hard
in really difficult circumstances.
Inspectors described a dramatic
increase in violence against staff -
90 assaults in six months.
They found two thirds of inmates had
themselves felt unsafe and some
prisoners were locked in cells
for up to 23 hours a day.
The organisation representing prison
staff say that government funding
cuts have made things worse.
I highlight the same issues -
lack of staff, lack of regime,
unsafe prison, drugs,
lack of resettlement.
The government have
got to get a grip.
No minister would do an interview
today, but the Ministry of Justice
said Wormwood Scrubs had taken
decisive action to reduce violence
and improve conditions.
120 extra officers are
also being recruited.
But one charity which campaigns
for better prisons says the current
approach simply isn't working.
We cannot keep doing this to people,
to staff, prisoners,
Action has to be taken.
The Secretary of State must act
and there has to be a reduction
in the number of people
in Wormwood Scrubs
and in other prisons.
Some problems here could take years
to fix, but inspectors say
there is no excuse for more basic
failings, like not providing
enough clothes and bedding
for the men who live here.
A compensation payout
which could total £100 million
is being offered by Lambeth Council
to victims of child sex abuse
going back 60 years.
It follows an investigation
into child abuse which led
to victims coming forward
from the council-run
Shirley Oaks Children's Home.
That's it for now from me,
but let's find out what the
weather's up to with Darren Bett.
People wondering if there will be
snow this weekend.
It is unlikely to happen. Other
parts of the country had some snow
today. We had blue skies and
sunshine. We start the weekend with
more sunshine. The wind will be
lighter but the weather will change
for the second half of the weekend.
Right now it's pretty cold out there
and we will have clear skies
throughout the night. A dry night.
The north-westerly wind already
beginning to ease down so
temperatures will be lower than last
night. A widespread frost out there.
A bright and sunny start. Looks like
quite a nice day on Saturday. Will
not be as windy as today and
probably won't feel as cold as
today. Although temperatures will be
the same. It'll be a dry day with
lots of sunshine. But by the early
hours of Sunday morning we could
find a bit of sleet and snow that
will turn back to