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Now on BBC One, it's time

for the news where you are.

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Good evening.

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I'm Victoria Hollins.

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Jeremy Corbyn and the Mayor Sadiq

Khan came together today,

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to pledge local residents should be

given more power when housing

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estates are being regenerated.

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If they don't like the plans,

they could then be scrapped.

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Our political correspondent

Karl Mercer joined the Labour leader

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and Mayor in Barnet.

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At the expense of the working-class

community that's been here forever.

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They may be three months away

but the campaign trail

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for May's local elections

is already being trod.

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I'm looking forward to us winning

for the people of this area.

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Expect to see plenty more of this

pair across the capital.

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In Barnet this morning,

one of Labour's key targets.

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We were trying to work out

which famous double act

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you would most resemble.

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Ant and Dec?

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Jekyll and Hyde?

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I thought Starsky and Hutch!

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LAUGHTER.

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Or Cagney and Lacey, we don't mind.

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Laurel and Hardy.

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They've clearly worked

on working together.

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They've not always been

on the same page politically.

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Today though, they were.

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The Mayor unveiling plans for people

living on estates to have the final

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say in any regeneration

of their area, if the developers

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want City Hall money.

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The expectation is you will consult

with and engage with residents

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and then there will be a ballot

of those residents.

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Unless the residents are in favour,

you will get no funding from me.

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It's a plan backed by his party

leader, and comes in the middle

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of the ongoing row in neighbouring

Haringey over the Labour council's

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regeneration plans there.

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It's leader Claire

Kober quit this week.

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In a bitter row, local Labour Party

opponents had challenged her plans

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to build 6,500 homes in partnership

with a private developer.

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She says she stood down

because of sexism,

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bullying and intimidation

by Labour Party colleagues.

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Any sexism, any bullying,

is totally wrong in any

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circumstances by anybody and any

complaints when received

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will of course be investigated.

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He now wants locals in Haringey

consulted over what happens next.

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That is the key point.

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Local residents should

have their say in what happens.

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I definitely agree with that

because then it's you're taking

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consideration about how people feel

before doing anything.

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I believe it's important

local people get a vote,

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because I think there's too much

underhandedness going on.

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When you redevelop an area a lot

of the time people can't afford

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to live in the area.

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I think you definitely

need to have a say.

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In Barnet, new homes continue to go

up and the issue will be a key one

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in the coming elections.

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We have built things, he hasn't,

the mayor hasn't built anything.

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It's the boroughs that do it.

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You can see in neighbouring

Haringey, Momentum Labour

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interfering in the way things

are done and the result

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is nothing will be built.

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It is a great tragedy for the people

who urgently need homes.

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The Mayor's plans could affect up

to 25 estate regeneration plans

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across the capital each year.

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Karl Mercer, BBC London News.

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A legal challenge against

the planned release of the serial

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sex attacker John Worboys

will start next week.

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Judges will consider

whether to allow the Mayor of London

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and two of his victims to apply

for a judicial review.

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The Parole Board provoked anger last

month after announcing Worboys

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would be released from prison.

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It's a week on from when three boys

were killed in a car crash

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in Hayes, west London.

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Teenagers Harry Rice,

George Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness

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were hit by a motorist on their way

to a birthday party.

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Tonight a vigil has been held

in their memory, close

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to where they lived in Harefield.

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Chris Rogers reports.

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Five, four, three, two, one.

APPLAUSE

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At exactly 8:40pm one week ago the

village of Harefield lost three much

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loved teenagers. Josh McGuinness and

George Wilkinson, aged 16, and Harry

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Lewis Rice, aged 17, didn't make it

home from football practice. A car

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ploughed into a bus stop and ended

their short lives. How do you feel

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about the turnout tonight for your

brother and his friends?

It's

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incredible. I didn't really expect

less than this because they were

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incredible boys and they had so many

friends, and this is obviously a

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small village, so everyone knows

everyone here and they went to

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school here. It's just amazing and

it really brings us joy in this sad

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time.

The loss of the three boys has

hit the community so badly.

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It's devastating to me

and everybody who knew him

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and the families as well,

they must be really, really hurt.

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I feel for them, I really do.

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Dave Gentry is struggling to

comprehensive three students that

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will never return to his kick boxing

classes.

This is a little bit of a

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video of George doing kick boxing.

It's a treasured moment of his most

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regular and perhaps talented club

member, George.

He was a great

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martial artist, very good. I'm sure

he'd have made a black belt. It

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tells you about is cheeky way, his

lovable way, his fun way.

The

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alleged driver has been charged with

three counts of death

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by dangerous but many say it was a

tragedy waiting to happen.

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Pedestrians have been hit on this

road before. This is a community not

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only united in grief but in anger.

There's a feeling here that three

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lives were lost unnecessarily.

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West Ham have sacked their director

of player recruitment, Tony Henry.

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It followed an investigation

into claims he told agents

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that the Premier League club didn't

want to sign any more

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African players.

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In a statement West Ham said it

would not tolerate any

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type of discrimination.

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That's it for now from me.

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Let's find out what the weather's up

to with Matt Taylor.

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Thank you, good evening. I hate to

say it, tomorrow you are not going

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to see much of this, but a bit of

sunshine to finish the day across

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the capital. Temperatures dropping,

could see a touch of frost around in

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places. By the time we get towards

dawn the cloud will be thickening

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towards the north and west.

Temperatures hovering around

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freezing to start Saturday. A chilly

start or stop slow and sluggish to

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lift, because cloud will be spilling

in, making for a great, dull day, a

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cold day as well. Patchy light rain

or drizzle. On the tops of the

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Chilterns you could see flake of

snow mixed in. In the afternoon,

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temperatures 4-6, like winds. The

winds will pick up from Sunday, from

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an north-easterly direction bringing

more sunshine and a scattering of

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showers. Mainly of rain but some

sleet and snow could be mixed in.

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Whilst the thermometers may show

4-6, is going to feel much colder,

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closer to freezing thanks to the raw

wind. One thing to watch as we go

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into Monday is the risk of a few

slow flurries to start the day but

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the real story next week is keep

your winter clothes handy. It's

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going to be

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