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Huw, we will find out next month at
the Camp Nou.
Natalie Perks with the
Good evening from BBC London News.
Residents in a London borough
are patrolling the streets
after a series of
They say they've been forced to take
action because there aren't enough
local police officers.
Hundreds of people have signed up
to the group but the police have
warned them against taking matters
into their own hands.
Anna O'Neill reports.
He will be the driver and I will be
This is Rakesh and
Dhawan and by day, they work in
finance but by night, they work as
vigilantes. They say they have been
forced to take action because of an
increase in burglaries in Redbridge
and a lack of officers.
All we have is a group
of 250 members.
If we see anything suspicious...
Sorry to interrupt.
I spoke to those lads.
There are three of them.
There are a few of them walking
really strange in the avenue.
A few moments later
the people walking strangely
are nowhere to be found.
They were seen on the road
looking at people's houses.
And taking photos.
So that what is meant
by walking suspiciously?
They are gone now.
This is why they are worried, home
CCTV footage of a violent attack on
a family at 6:30pm. A gang left with
jewellery, money and a car and left
a 17-year-old with a knife wound to
the head. Burglaries have doubled.
As soon as they walked in,
I had that sinking feeling.
I opened the bedroom
door, it was wide open,
and everything from my cupboard,
everything was on the floor,
on the bed.
This woman was also
burgled last month,
and most of her friends.
I have been sleeping with the phone
under my pillow and every now and
again I check that somebody is on
patrol and I feel OK.
have the support of the local
I think it is totally
justified because the police numbers
have gone down. The last statistic
was they are down to 1985 level and
Redbridge being the second fastest
borough, we are not, per capita, we
do not have enough policeman and the
residents have enough reason to be
I can't see us taking the
law into our own hands but again, we
don't want to do this, we are all
working people. If there were enough
police officers on the road, I
wouldn't want to patrol, I would
want to be at home.
launching a street watch scheme
later this month where local patrols
can be trained to operate under
their guidance. Police say they
admire the community spirit in the
area but want to make sure the
patrols remain within the law.
shouldn't have this worry, they
shouldn't have to feel like this.
Jeremy Corbyn has been
speaking about his plans
for the City of London,
promising a Labour government
would take decisive steps to make it
a "servant of industry".
Alpa Patel listened
to the speech earlier today.
Alpa, what did he say?
This was a hard-hitting speech in
front of a conference of
manufacturers in which Jeremy Corbyn
called for a fundamental rethink on
the way the city is regulated. He
said if he was Prime Minister, he
would end the out-of-control
financial wizardry and gambling of
bankers, as he put it. Here is a
little more of what he had to say.
We need a fundamental rethink
of who finance should serve and how
it should be regulated.
There can be no rebalancing
of our distorted, sluggish
and unequal economy without taking
on the unfettered power of finance.
Well, as you can imagine, his
comments has certainly raised
eyebrows. One leading industry
analyst said Jeremy Corbyn had
failed to understand the value of
the city and the contribution it
makes towards jobs and tax revenue,
but his speech of course plays into
a core message by Labour over social
inequality and that widening gap
between rich and poor. And let's not
forget that we are merely two months
away from local elections, this is
why this speech matters.
Tickets, dinners and trips abroad -
are some of the hundreds of perks
a Westminster councillor has been
criticised for receiving.
The gifts and hospitality
were all fully declared -
but he's now referred himself
to the borough's monitoring board.
As our Political editor
Tim Donovan reports.
The application is
granted as advised.
Shame on you.
That was Robert Davis telling
an angry audience that his council
was backing the Garden Bridge.
For many years, he was
the councillor in charge
of planning in Westminster,
overseeing the look and feel
of the heart of the capital.
He is now deputy leader.
An analysis of council records shows
just how much entertainment,
hospitality and gifts he's received.
More than 500 occasions declared
on his register of interests
in the last three years.
It certainly proved to be a role
with the capacity for fine dining.
Councillor Davis has declared 296
meals over the three-year period,
including two here at the Ritz.
And four occasions at one
of London's most exclusive
restaurants, La Caprice.
While this has been his
most regular haunt.
He's been entertained 20 times
at this upmarket steak
restaurant just up the road
from the council offices.
Very clearly he has
an approach we disagree with.
We think it needs to change.
And we want there to be higher
standards of transparency for anyone
that has responsibility
for making planning decisions.
Look, he's not broken the rules,
but the rules need to change.
Rarely a week goes
by without some perk.
Like 12 bottles of wine
received in December 2015.
Or tickets to Wimbledon
in July 2016.
A few weeks later, lunch
with the theatre impresario
Andrew Lloyd Webber at his
home in Mallorca.
While more recently, last December,
he gets his hands on a much
sought-after ticket to the musical
One industry body has entertained
Councillor Davis 15 times.
But says it's open and transparent,
just a forum for discussing
complex planning issues.
There is no exchange of money.
These are, every single event
that the Westminster Property
Association has hosted,
has been for a politician
or an officer both to actually speak
and engage and have a discussion
on emerging policy,
which impacts central London,
one of the most economically
productive parts of the UK.
Robert Davis hasn't been speaking
publicly about this today.
But this afternoon, he said he had
referred himself to the town hall
official who monitors
the conduct of councillors.
He said in a statement,
"I'm absolutely clear I have
not broken any rules.
"But given recent attention,
I believe this is the right step
"to take so that can be
shown to be the case,
"and to reassure residents."
In the meantime, the council
is saying that as the chair
of the country's biggest planning
authority, it's not surprising
Councillor Davis had
so many meetings.
Tim Donovan, BBC London news.
Next, the families living in a block
in Enfield who say they've endured
months of living living with mould,
damp and leaky pipes -
which is now affecting their health.
They feel the council landlord has
turned its back on them.
It has apologised and rehoused some
of the worst affected residents.
Gareth Furby reports.
Sian is a mother of two
who has had to move out
of her council flat because of this.
It is a water leak pouring
onto the electric fuse box.
It is going over the plug
sockets, the fuse box...
No one was electrocuted but she says
the council only two complaints
No one was electrocuted but she says
the council only took her complaints
about damp and mauled seriously
when she showed them this recording.
I think it is absolutely awful.
I was told that it was sewage water.
But I don't know where it is coming
Upstairs, there is mould
in the bedrooms, and with conditions
like this, it is not surprisingly
has been few visitors.
Yes, there has been
rats in this property.
And she is not in the -- the only
one with problems that this block in
Edmonton. Husna has also moved out.
This was her ten-year-old's
I have been
living like this three-year, it
comes from the water, the leaks.
Horrible feeling, depression, sad.
45 flats in this block, we were
shown for conditions in three,
some residents claim that almost
every flat is affected by damp.
They believe there may
be something wrong
with the block's structure,
pointing to this crack.
I'm concerned there's subsidence,
if the property suffers subsidence,
there is an issue, they need
to decant all the residents
and have a thorough
investigation carried out.
Enfield Council says
it is working hard to find out
where the water is coming
from and if it is a problem
with the whole block
or just a few properties.
But it is proving difficult because
the pipes all run internally.
The council says...
For now, the two
mothers have been moved
to separate rooms in the same hotel
and it may be dry with no mould,
but, with their children,
it is very cramped and they
want a solution soon.
I will say good night out and leave
you with Phil Avery for a check on
the weather. What have you got for
us? Quite a lot of cloud, if the
truth be known. That is the
us? Quite a lot of cloud, if the
truth be known. That is the way we
started across many central and
eastern parts, bits and pieces of
rain as well. Blue sky bab assured
me that things were cheering up when
he took this picture at Orpington
and it is not too bad at the moment.
The last of the day's rain fizzling
away overnight and so to sum up the
cloud, which will make for a chilly
night than last night and if your
skies remain clear for any length of
time, you may be scraping the car
first up on the new day. This is the
way things shape up, a lot of dry
weather around, just enough in a way
of cloud to drag a shower down
towards the Kent area if you are
heading that way or if you're going
further north towards the Midlands
but if you are staying close to
home, it is not too bad. Looking at
a high of around eight or 9 degrees.
I have to tell you that things are
going to get much cooler over the