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Here on BBC One it's time
for the news where you are.
I'm Asad Ahmad.
For the first time
in nearly 30 years,
London's Air Ambulance says it's now
being called to more
stabbings and shootings
than road traffic accidents.
They say the nature
of the attacks is more 'brutal',
while staff feel 'horror'
at treating younger victims.
It comes as another teenager
in London was fatally stabbed,
and a man was shot dead.
Karl Mercer spent the day
with the Air Ambulance team.
As we were filming, another
call-out. They do this 1800 times a
year, nearly a third of their
missions are to victims of stabbings
We are seeing
patients who was stabbed multiple
times. Perhaps with much more brutal
weapons than we saw before. We are
still seeing people stabbed once and
passing away at the roadside. We're
also seeing schoolchildren, where we
have to of the school uniform to get
to them to try to help and do
operations, which is just tragic.
For the first time, stabbings and
shootings account for the biggest
number of missions, bigger than road
accidents. 560 victims of knife and
gun crime in the last year, many in
The horror is not in
the injuries. It is in the youth of
the victims. And it is the constant
drip drip drip of life after life
after life being ruined.
has got to stop. At the end of last
year, BBC London filmed a week at
the Royal London Hospital. This is
where the victims of the growing
violence brought. On busy nights,
the Air Ambulance crews can bring in
several victims. The ambulance is
paid for by charity donations, with
the NHS paying for the staff.
member of the team has a case most
shifts where they come back
absolutely downtrodden because of
what they have seen and because they
have had to break the news to
relatives of those patients at the
scene, which is harrowing for
people. More harrowing for the
people involved, but it does affect
all the medical teams through the
system who trains to help.
those trying to do just that the
surgeon Martin Griffiths.
It is very
concerning because we are living in
a society where youth is starting to
degrade. And people are having near
fatal events in their childhoods. I
mean, we talk about intervention for
children of that age and allowing
them to get into adulthood. With a
child stabbed 13, where'd you start
the prevention work?
That is it? As
for wider society. While it looks
for an answer, the will continue to
come. -- the victims.
More police will be
at West Ham United's next home game
at the London Stadium -
after crowd trouble on Saturday,
as the team lost to Burnley.
At an emergency meeting tonight,
the club was also warned it
could play behind closed doors,
if there's a repeat of the trouble.
New powers for the Mayor
of London have been proposed,
saying he should take charge
of Further Education
The report, by King's College
London, also recommends City Hall
has a chance to do more.
Here's our political
editor, Tim Donovan.
Here in Tottenham, students
are learning to animate by code,
as part of a module to design
their own computer games.
The college is the first FE
in digital skills.
Everyone must do, as a starting
point, a computer science BTEC.
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a trademark protection?
As well as design,
they are taught the law,
ethics and basic business skills.
And there is a clear demand.
Across London, there are not
nearly enough students
coming through to fill
the tech jobs available.
There's quite a few other jobs
might be disappearing,
so it's quite a good field
to be going into.
Now I am even finding out a lot
of things that I never
thought that I would learn,
so it's cool.
There are 60 students
here on apprenticeships.
A new report says the Mayor should
have greater control of how
the money for that is spent
across the capital.
I think London has a particular
challenge around the digital
skills gap that it faces.
And I think the Mayor having control
of that budget will really help work
out where the funding could go most
effectively and efficiently.
The Mayor himself
backed that idea today.
Getting our schools policy right
in London will be absolutely vital
to creating a fairer,
more inclusive, more prosperous
city in 2030 and beyond.
The report, by King's
College London, also
recommends the Mayor head up
a new Health Authority
for the capital.
Have a seat.
This GP in Mile End would be nervous
about another reorganisation,
but she certainly believes more
money could better
reflect her workload.
If you're dealing with
somebody who's diabetic,
who's got heart disease,
who's asthmatic -
and lots of our patients have
all of those things.
Plus, they're in chronic pain,
they've got poverty,
they're homeless, they're struggling
with benefits, their housing's
threatened, all those things.
They come in, they see the GP.
Health and education in the capital
in need of more local leadership.
Tim Donovan, BBC London News.
London's museums are some
of the best in the world -
but they say they're
when it comes to Brexit.
So they met up today
to voice their fears
and impact it could have -
and Katharine Carpenter was there.
We'll place these as we planned...
Putting the final touches to this
exhibition of work by Austrian
artists is a precise business.
But after being shown at this
North London gallery,
some of these pieces might be loaned
elsewhere in the EU,
a fairly simple process
while we're still members.
It's really relatively smooth,
if it's a number of pieces of paper.
It means we can import and export
duty free, if you like.
But if administration,
bureaucracy then comes into it,
we'll have to employ somebody
at some stage to deal
with all that paperwork.
He says he's prepared
to make the necessary
changes, but needs to know
what they'll be - soon.
Getting clarity on these issues
is just as important
for large institutions.
Here at the Natural History Museum,
it can take up to three or four
years to plan an exhibition.
So even if you factor
in a transition period,
time is beginning to run out.
The Museums Association warns that
London's cultural offering could be
affected with access to funding
and staff major concerns.
30% of museums in the UK
employ staff from other
countries in the EU.
There is a concern that some of them
will leave and the museums
won't be able to attract
high-quality, specialist staff
in very niche subject areas,
which typically, they rely on to put
on the kind of amazing
exhibitions that you see today.
But some see Brexit as a chance
to widen the opportunity.
The Government says when it can set
its own immigration policy after
Brexit, it will welcome those with
the skills and expertise needed. So
do those words bring comfort to
members of the creative industries
Federation here for a Brexit
We are pleased
government listening but will they
make sure that the absolutely
important issue on which this sector
depends with regard to Brexit, are
they going to be at the centre of
the negotiations in the final deal?
The final frontier -
and also the final stop
of tonnes of rubbish,
after so many launches from Earth.
So Airbus in Hertfordshire,
looking to pick up
the litter out there,
has designed a cleaner - of sorts.
Kate Bradbrook has been
taking a look at it.
Litter and waste is a growing
problem here on Planet Earth.
But it's also becoming
a serious issue in space.
Old satellites and space
craft from years gone
by discarded in low Earth orbit.
As the spacecraft are orbiting
around up there, then there's
the risk of them colliding
with each other.
And when they do, they explode,
to create a huge amount more debris
that then can collide with other
spacecraft, and you just get
the snowballing effect.
But there is a possible solution.
A giant litter picker,
or space harpoon, is being tested
here at Airbus in Stevenage.
Designed to capture debris
and safely dispose of it.
With 18,000 pieces of smaller
junk in orbit, there's
a tool for that too.
It's designed to harpoon small
spacecraft up to around the size
of a washing machine,
and reel them in, so they can
be safely deorbited.
This one is a non-functioning
satellite that's around the size
of a double-decker bus,
about eight tonnes, so it's
much too large for our
small harpoon to handle.
So we've developed this,
which is the Clean Space Harpoon.
And in many ways, it's very similar.
It has a lot of the same
technology behind it.
We pierce the satellite,
with the barbs.
We are now locked in,
so we can have a mechanical
interface with our satellite
and we can use our tether here
to turn it back to the atmosphere,
where it can be safely destroyed.
Testing in space will
begin later this year.
By the mid 2020s, this could provide
the answer to our cosmic clean-up.
That's it for now from me,
but let's find out what
the weather's up to with Nick.
The weekend is much colder,
significant wind-chill and snow at
at times. Rain overnight. This is
the latest radar picture, some
showers spreading from the south.
Into the small hours, we get more
cloud. Showers moving quite quickly
and behind that, clearing skies late
at night and temperatures not going
down four. Starting tomorrow with
sunny spells and we keep those
through the day. A bit of cloud
builds and you may catch a shower,
it could be heavy and possibly
thunder, Bob most of us stay dry
with temperatures nicely in double
figures with a light wind. It is the
last day of that because we are
watching over the weekend for much
colder air coming Galloway, a
significant wind-chill and Met
Office warning for snow and ice.
With much more about