05/02/2018 London News


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Sarah Smith, BBC News.

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Here on BBC One it's time

for the news where you are.

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Good evening.

for the news where you are.

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I'm Riz Lateef.

for the news where you are.

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We start tonight with a BBC London

investigation exposing rogue

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beauticians who carry out illegal

teeth whitening treatments.

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Achieving a perfect smile is big

business in the capital -

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and when it's carried out

by qualified professionals

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in dental clinics it's a safe

and simple procedure.

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But in the wrong hands it can lead

to crippling pain and burns -

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and dentists have told us it can

even put patients' lives at risk.

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Guy Lynn has this exclusive report.

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Teeth whitening is one of the most

popular procedures in the UK. But as

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it is a medical procedure only a

dentist or regulated dental

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professional can legally do it on

customers. These pictures show why.

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Used incorrectly the hydrogen

peroxide can cause burns and

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blisters and gum damage. BBC London

went undercover to find rogue

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beauticians offering treatments.

Such as Ashley Smith near Paddington

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who charges £100. She implies that

she is qualified. Yes, I am trained

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and qualified. Her only

qualification a one-day course with

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the tooth whitening firm. Yet she

illegally performs dental

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procedures.

If you're seeing someone

on the high street that attended a

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one-day course, dentists attend a

five-year training programme to

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qualify so you are placing yourself

in harms way.

The whitening kits and

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toothpastes that you could buy on

the high street can only contain a

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maximum of 0.1% of hydrogen peroxide

and anything stronger, up to 6%,

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must be prescribed by dentists. Fran

from West Ham is no dentist but this

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untrained beautician carries out

dental procedures in her bedroom.

Do

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not touch that because it could burn

your hands.

And tell us what

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strength hydrogen peroxide she will

use to whiten teeth.

It contains

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hydrogen peroxide 25%.

Using

whitener warden four times the

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strength allowed by a dentist is

breaking the law and she knows it.

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In all honesty you're not supposed

to use this. That is why you paid

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£300 as a dentist.

So will she go

ahead? First of all she gives us a

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gum shield and then applies hydrogen

peroxide. That is the peroxide.

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Usually she would leave it on for

over an hour but we have taken

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dental advice and we bought

straightaway. After filming our

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researcher gets the peroxide removed

and has a full dental checkup and

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gets the all clear.

It is putting a

life at risk to do dental procedure

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is not in a dental surgery. I see

where things have gone wrong and I

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have to deal with that. And this is

astounding, it should not happen.

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Ashley Smith said she used a safe

non-peroxide product but ignored all

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requests for a response. Fran low

denied using peroxide gel is on

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customers. She claims she said she

did in order to get the sale and Ben

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Checchi was not aware that what she

was doing was illegal. She now says

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that she has stopped doing teeth

whitening altogether. She also sold

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as a syringe with 700 times the

strength peroxide that can be

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purchased on the high street. We

will hamper to the authorities and

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during our investigation we heard of

many other beauticians ignoring

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warnings and playing roulette with

patient safety.

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Thousands of cervical cancer smear

tests are being reviewed

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after an issue identified

at a laboratory in Essex.

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It's after some women in the county

were wrongly given the all-clear.

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Let's get more details

from Marc Ashdown.

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What do we know? All women aged

between 25 and 64 are offered the

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cervical smear test to test for

cervical cancer. His tests in

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question are from a laboratory which

carries out testing for Southend

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Hospital trust and Basildon Hospital

trust. And 17 women were given the

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all clear by mistake. They should

not been told that at all. They have

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now been contacted and some of them

in fact need further testing.

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Because of August 2000 500 smear

tests are now being retested. We

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understand about 900 of those have

already taken place and depending

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what happens with those, if for

example they detect significant

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variations then worst-case scenario

they may have to take all 55,000

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women who were tested over the past

few years in the area and bring them

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back in for retesting. The local

says this is all troubling and

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raises serious issues. One of the

big questions I do not understand,

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if the fault was found last June why

has it taken so long to come to

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light. And I do not understand why

the government 's procedures were

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not in place so this must bring more

rigorous. But at the moment is to

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seems to be simply speculation as to

exactly what went on.

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Add water but the hospital trusts,

whatever they said?

Basildon told us

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we understand this is a worrying

time for the women involved and they

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would like to reassure everyone that

this is an isolated incident. We

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understand an independent screening

service has been brought in to carry

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out three tests which should take a

couple of weeks. Women who have a

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Tesco back negative will not be

contacted Sobey advises you think

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you are affected do not contact your

GP. If there is an issue the

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hospital will get in touch with and

Public Health England said cervical

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cancer is one of the most deadly but

also one of the so they do not want

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people to be put off being tested

because of this.

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The father of an eleven month

old baby boy is to challenge

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a high court judgment,

allowing doctors to withdraw

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life support treatment.

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Specialists at King's College

hospital had argued that giving

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further intensive care treatment

to Isaiah Haastrup was 'futile' not

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in his best interests.

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One of the ringleaders convicted

of the Hatton Garden heist -

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has died in prison.

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He was 69.

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Terry Perkins was jailed for seven

years after stealing over

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£13 million of valuables

in the 2015 raid.

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He's believed to have

been ill for some time.

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An independent investigation

into his death will now take place.

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It's estimated that 10,000

new construction jobs will be

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created in the capital over the next

five years, but with a shortage

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of skilled workers in London -

it raises the question

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who will fill them?

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And with Brexit talks underway

in Downing street today -

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some are worried that Britain

leaving the EU will exacerbate

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the existing skills gap here.

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Our Political Correspondent

Karl Mercer reports.

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They're building a new school

and new homes here in Paddington.

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And London's going to need

a whole lot more of them.

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Which means it will need a whole lot

more workers like these.

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According to the industry

training body

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the capital will need 10,000 more

construction workers over

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the next five years.

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It will be a challenge.

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We need to retain and retrain the

people already in the workforce. And

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then we need to recruit people into

doing that.

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It's not just these hands on jobs

that will be needed though.

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The industry is about more than

working on chilly sites in February.

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I think there's

working on chilly sites in February.

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I think there's a

working on chilly sites in February.

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I think there's a chance

working on chilly sites in February.

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I think there's a chance that

working on chilly sites in February.

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I think there's a chance that people

working on chilly sites in February.

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I think there's a chance that people

just see us from the practical

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trades perspective which are vital

in delivering projects but sometimes

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we tend to overlook the other skills

needed in the industry as a whole.

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From professional architectural

skills sets, sustainability and

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environmental skills.

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That might explain this latest video

from the institution

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of civil engineers,

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aimed at schoolchildren

to get them interested

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in a career in construction.

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Part of the efforts of the industry

to sell itself better at a time

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when jobs are being created but some

skills can be in short supply.

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We are aware of the existing skills

gap and Brexit is exacerbating that.

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So we need to make sure we get the

skilled people we need in the places

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we need them to complete the

infrastructure here in London. That

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is a huge challenge for the

industry.

It is a worry because

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London is this amazing and vibrant

city but our global status is at

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risk if we do not do things like

almost trebled the number of homes

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being built in the capital, improve

the infrastructure.

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They are

challenges that will

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need workers, thousands of them.

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The challenge will be to find

those workers in time.

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Time for me to say goodnight

and let's get the latest

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on the weather with Stav.

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And bitterly cold out there?

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And bitterly cold out there?

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It is, it stays cold as well,

typical early February weather

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throughout this week. Although

plenty of crisp winter sunshine

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early in the week. It looks like

telling perhaps a little less cold

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towards the end of the week. It will

be cold tonight, a widespread frost

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and temperatures down to minus five

Celsius. Close to -1 in the city

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centre. So you will have to scrape

your car if you're heading out early

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first thing. But at least cold and

bright with some sunshine around.

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Behind it is a band of cloud

containing some sleet and snow.

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Primarily affecting east Anglia, and

as the skies clear very cold on

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Tuesday night with a widespread

frost to start Wednesday. But again

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not a bad day, bright with some

sunshine. Things turning a little

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less cold as we reached Thursday but

with that thick cloud and outbreaks

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of rain. And windy for a time as

well. That system moves away

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gradually to the near continent as

we head into Friday. The

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high-pressure moving in to settle

things down. So Friday starting off

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wet and not as cold. But the

sunshine should come out.

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Temperatures at around 7 degrees.

Heading towards the weekend, said to

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stay cold with a spell of rain and

he'll snow Saturday

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