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Now on BBC One, it's time
for the news where you are.
Good evening, I'm Asad Ahmad.
There's been a surge in the number
of young people buying
tranquillisers and other drugs
online to deal with
anxiety and stress.
The rise has led to the NHS opening
it's first dedicated clinic in west
London to deal with the problem.
One of the drugs being bought
on the web is called 'Xanax'.
Caroline Davies has been hearing
from a mother who witnessed
a radical change in her teenage
daughter after she
ordered it online.
She was really intelligent,
good grades, never got
into trouble - EVER.
She went from being a normally
behaved teenager to just
being a completely different person.
I didn't recognise the person
I was living with.
This woman, who we're called
Michaela, found out last year
that her daughter was taking Xanax.
It's a medicine
prescribed for anxiety.
But like a worrying number
of teenagers and young people,
her daughter took it
without a prescription.
She was 14.
It was like she was
really drunk, zombified.
When the effects were wearing
off she'd get angry,
She said it was fun and then
she said she was doing it because it
made her feel better.
Highly addictive, Xanax
is also known as Alprazolam
and is a tranquilizer.
It's up to 20 times
stronger than Valium.
In America it's well-known,
sung with about in rap songs.
# Mixed with the Xanax...#.
But its dawning dangers
are also well documented.
It's illegal in the UK
unless you have a prescription,
but there are worries that more
Londoners are buying it and other
prescription medicines online,
which is why the NHS have funded
a clinic in Earl's Court
to tackle the problem.
These medicines are prescription
medicines for a reason,
because they do have harms
if they're taken inappropriately.
The Government told us that law
enforcement agencies continue
to work to shut down UK based
websites found to be selling these
drugs illegally and that they're
taking strong action to prevent
the harm caused by drugs.
Michaela's daughter was eventually
excluded from her school,
now she's stopped taking Xanax.
That drug completely changes your
personality and how you behave.
Because she's not doing that
now, things are better.
They're looking brighter.
If you asked her what she would do
now, she'd say no, don't do it.
Don't take it.
It ruins your life.
Caroline Davies, BBC London News.
The men who carried out last year's
terror attack on London Bridge,
which claimed eight lives,
were all found to have
steroids in their blood.
Khurum Butt, Rachid Redouane
and Youssef Zaghba carried out
the killings in June.
Frankie McCamley can tell us more.
Yes. Now, many will remember, even
those these three suspects were shot
dead within nine minutes of officers
arriving on the scene The Met police
are carrying out an investigation.
They look at the CCTV footage,
witness evidence, analysing the arms
used in the attack and
reconstructing it as well. When that
van drove into a group of people on
London Bridge. Today we heard more
about the attackers themselves.
Toxicology results were released
from the three bodies. A substance
which is a steroid hormone was found
in each of those. What the coroner
will look at this closely to find
out why and what exactly that could
mean. He also said he will look at
Intelligence Services and finding
out exactly what they knew about
these three men. Especially Khurum
Butt who had been under
investigation in 2015 for two years.
That is going to be a key focus.
When does the inquest take place?
always is the case, the police
investigation needs to conclude
first, then the first inquest is
going to begin at the start of 2019.
That will focus on the victims.
Alsecond one will follow soon after
that, looking at the attackers
Thank you very much for
For decades it was the home
of some of the nations best
loved TV programmes.
But now, BBC Television
Centre, in west London,
is set to become home
for thousands of Londoners.
The site was sold a few years ago
to make way for a housing
and leisure development.
But as Tolu Adeoye has been finding
out, some of the old magic is set
to return to the studios too.
For 50 years, Television Centre in
White City was the home of the BBC.
From Blue Peter, to
The Record Breakers.
Hello again, welcome
back to Whistle Test,
back at TV Centre this week.
And Old Grey Whistle Test, many
classic shows were recorded here.
It closed five years ago
and after years of redevelopment
it's reopening, now housing nearly
1,000 flats, a gym, shops,
restaurants and an exclusive
members' club, but it is still
a Television Centre.
Three refurbished TV studios will be
used to record shows,
including Graham Norton
and daytime ITV programmes.
We've done a lot of upgrade
in terms of the wiring
and all of the technology,
the floor, the seating.
It's been amazing.
For the architects behind
the project, working with such
an iconic existing building
but also opportunities.
We've recreated the original windows
using the original design intent
of these white operable panels
within the black frames
of the static ones.
We've repositioned and resupported
the original Helios statue
in the middle of the fountain there.
One of my favourite parts
I think is the stage door,
which is going to be
the new entrance for
all the apartments.
Actually how we've managed
to restore all the original assets.
But there is quite the price
tag if you want to live
in the TVC building,
£650,000 for the cheapest
one bedroom flat.
Around 6,000 people will eventually
be living and working
among these corridors.
Many who've bought, the developers
say, want to be close
to broadcasting history.
Tolu Adeoye, BBC London News.
Finally, pedestrians in west London
had a lucky escape this week
when a large block of ice fell
from the sky onto a street.
A security camera caught the moment
the block landed in Kew
on Wednesday morning.
It narrowly missed a street cleaner.
The road is under the Heathrow
flight path and it's thought
the ice fell from a plane.
That's it for now from me,
but I'll leave you with
Chris and the weather.
Was that block of ice a sign of
Was that block of ice a sign of
things to come? They call it blue
ice. I wouldn't want one of those on
my head, that is for sure. Cold
weather tonight of we finish the day
like this. In Hackney clear blue
skies. It's the clear skies allowing
Out to the west we have a lot of
cloud. That is is key to what is
coming our way as we look at the
forecast in the next 24-hours.
Temperatures are dropping away at
the moment. We will see a widespread
frost. In the countryside
temperatures my yus four -- minus
four or five. The cloud will move
quickly during the morning.
Temperatures slow to rise. We will
see outbreaks of rain moving in. Not
too heavy. Most will see rain.
Temperatures finishing eight degrees
or so. The second-half of the
weekend colder with some sunshine.
Temperatures about eight degrees for