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Here on BBC One, it's time
for the news where you are.
I'm Asad Ahmad.
Over 20 million pounds has been
spent on hotel bills, for survivors
of the Grenfell Tower fire.
In June, the fire claimed
the lives of 71 people -
with dozens of families
still in emergency accommodation.
Kensington and Chelsea Council has
been criticised for the time it's
taking to re-home them -
but it says - it's
'doing all it can'.
Here's Marc Ashdown.
I managed to stop the
smoke from coming in.
Antonio was one of the last people
rescued from Grenfell Tower.
As these pictures show
he lost everything.
He has finally been moved
into a temporary flat after spending
seven months in a hotel.
Life is still on hold.
He thinks the council could have
worked better with residents.
Never mind the amount of money
you throw in there, but you know,
the advice is that we could have
given to them, from day one,
from day two, listen
to what our needs were,
that would have saved time,
a lot of money and a lot
of criticism as well and a lot
of unhappiness on our behalf.
Since the tragedy the council
has spent 21 million
on hotels for those affected.
210 households needed rehousing,
so far 188 have accepted a new home,
some are temporary which means 22
households have yet to accept
a home so are still in
According to Labour Grenfell Tower
would in today's money have cost
about £7 million to build
so for the £21 million the council
spent on hotel rooms it
could in theory have rebuilt
the tower three times over.
I condemn the Council
for its conduct before,
during and after, they shouldn't
have made these promises and give
people unrealistic expectations
if they weren't capable
of delivering them.
It is a disgraceful waste of public
money and more importantly
a terrible letting down of people
who were still living in a hotel,
because I can assure you no-one
wants to carry on living in hotels.
Council said they have an army
of staff working round-the-clock
to try and rehouse families
and they have spent 235 million
securing more than 300 homes to give
people the maximum choice.
So we are all individual,
we are all human beings,
of a certain age as well
and therefore, we have to have
something that is really
fitting and suiting us.
Antonio counts himself
lucky, one day he hopes
to get on with his life.
Others were not so fortunate.
Frankie McCamley is here -
a lot of money has been
spent after this tragedy,
but are we closer to any answers?
Yes, exactly and I think we will see
a shift from focusing on housing. A
lot of people have been rehoused,
but who is responsible and how did
this happen? That, it is hoped, will
come from the enquiry and I will be
at the first procedural hearing
tomorrow and we will start hearing a
little bit more about exactly how it
will be structured, who will be
giving evidence, then they will give
evidence and we will find out how
the enquiry is getting along. We
were told that we were going to get
a preliminary hearing by Easter, but
the evidence is going to start being
heard by May.
We will see what
happens, thank you very much.
Detectives investigating the death
of murdered Russian businessman,
Nikolai Glushkov in New Malden -
are appealing to drivers
and cyclists with dashcam or 'helmet
footage' to contact them.
The 68 year old was found strangled
at his terraced house last week.
Scotland Yard wants anyone
with footage near his home
on the 11th or 12th of March -
to send it in.
Actress Liz Hurley has urged
the public to share CCTV footage
of a car police want to trace -
after her nephew was stabbed two
weeks ago in Wandsworth.
These images of a black hatchback
have been released by detectives.
Miles Hurley and a friend
were chased and attacked
following a minor collision
with the vehicle.
The family of a man who died
after routine knee surgery
at a private hospital in Harrow -
is calling for answers
to what happened -
8 years after James Hughes death.
His surgeon Dr David Sellu -
who served time for manslaughter -
has had his conviction quashed -
and has been cleared
at a medical tribunal too.
Now Mr Hughes' family
want a NEW inquest -
to establish exactly what happened.
Tim Donovan has been
speaking to them.
He was always the life
and soul of every party.
He was very sociable.
He knew people from every
different walk of life.
For Jim Hughes' eldest
daughter it's still hard
to understand, let alone accept.
Absolutely devastating impact on all
of us for the rest of our lives.
It was February 2010 and her father
was apparently recovering well
from his knee op which had been done
here, at the Clementine Churchill
Hospital, in Harrow.
But then he got severe stomach
pains, two days past before he had
surgery for a perforated bowel.
He died a day later
of multiple organ failure.
Why was nothing done sooner?
Dad had to call his own GP
from his hospital bed,
on his mobile phone,
to get help.
We know he was in agony
because he spoke to people.
He told people he was in agony,
on the phone, "I can't
talk, I'm in agony.
I'm in too much pain, I can't talk."
For a while she thought she had
at least a partial explanation
when surgeon David Sellu was jailed
for manslaughter ffter being accused
of unacceptable delays
in his treatment of Jim Hughes.
But last year, that conviction
was quashed on appeal.
He had been practicing safe
and cautious medicine.
And this month he was cleared of all
11 counts by a medical tribunal.
It wasn't held he should
have operated earlier.
A detailed written judgment Maggie
finds hard read and accept.
But she says it was never
just about one doctor,
the family is concerned
at the general level of care he got
at the private hospital.
It was absolutely appalling.
If he had been anywhere else,
absolutely anywhere else.
If my dad had been in Tesco,
when his bowel ruptured,
he would probably be alive today.
A much missed brother,
father and grandfather, Jim Hughes
has just begun his retirement here,
near Portadown, in Northern Ireland,
after running a successful building
firm in west London.
I just don't trust the legal system.
I don't want any controversy,
I just want to live a life.
I just want answers.
To know, why did he die?
Which is why Maggie now wants
the inquest re-opened.
The only person I can see that
could be interested in the big
picture or have the power to look
at big picture would be the coroner.
I think there's lots of failings
and I think they all
need to be accountable.
It's not retribution,
we want the truth.
We don't want it brushed
under the carpet.
I can tell you, my dad - no way -
would have accepted that.
Whether Maggie gets her
wish will now be up
to the north Londond coroner.
Dr David Sellu said he would
welcome a new hearing.
The hospital said it
would work with the coroner
if the process was reopened.
The hospital added it appreciated
the families loss was felt
as acutely now as when he died
and any number of inquiries
will never outweigh that loss.
His daughter says she won't
let the matter rest.
You may not recognise it -
but this is one of London's
most famous landmarks.
It's Tower Bridge -
from below water level -
As the chamber is being converted
into a performance space.
Emma North went to take a look.
Below the grace and the grandeur,
these are the guts
beneath Tower Bridge.
Normally out of bounds to you or me,
but this week this is the giant
bascule chamber, transformed
into a huge cinema screen.
Blackout tells the story
of the work of two London
policemen during the Blitz.
Their job was to wait until the all
clear sounded after an air-raid,
and then to head out
to document the destruction.
I wanted to feel a real sense
of what it was like to live
during the Blitz, to be in that
space, to be among the falling bombs
and the shock and awe of it all,
and the community spirit
that was born out of that.
is a student project.
The challenge set was a double one -
create something of a professional
standard, but do it
in an impossible place.
It's underground, it's dark,
it's damp, there's a lot of stairs
involved, we've to bring
in all the equipment.
So there's lots of physical
challenges, but also creatively,
when you're in a building like,
this that is so awe-inspiring
in its own right, you have to make
sure that the work you put
in there does justice
to the environment.
Mixed in with the show
are the sounds of the traffic
above and the boats chugging
by on the other side of the walls.
It's impossible to
forget where you are.
It's not the most conventional
of theatre spaces.
For starters, the audience
sits below water level.
So it's so cold in here,
you can see your breath.
And above us is the bascule, that's
the counter weight to the bridge.
So that when Tower Bridge opens,
that great ceiling,
which is actually part of a road,
sweeps down through this chamber.
Give the little ones a kiss
on the way out the door.
But they do get 24-hours
notice before it moves,
and the performance only lasts 20
minutes to stop everyone
from getting too cold.
There are 16 performances
of Blackout scheduled,
subject to river traffic.
Emma North, BBC London News.
That's it for now from me,
but lets find out what the weather's
up to with Chris.
If bit of sunshine coming through.
The wind was still a little on the
chilly side but that wind will be
using all the while and with the
sunshine coming out, and very fine
picture. We have more in the way of
cloud to deny them that this
filtering then, keeping temperatures
in London up. Around about four
degrees. Cloud will break up through
the night and what we will be left
with is cold and clear conditions
and temperatures taking a dive and a
widespread fast developing and
getting pretty close
even in the centre of town. It means
we should have a fine start to the
day and plenty of sunshine during
the morning. My high cloud in the
afternoon making the sunshine on the
hazy side. It will cloud over by the
evening. Warmer than it has been for
a good few days and that trend