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Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London News.
It's been almost ten years since Surrey student
Meredith Kercher was found dead in Perugia in Italy.
Along with Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito was twice
Today, he's talked exclusively to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire
Programme about the debt he's been left with following the long legal
Raffaele Sollecito arrives at the Victoria Derbyshire
In 2015, Italy's top appeal court found him and Amanda Knox innocent
She was 21, a student from Caulston, in Surrey,
Over the next ten years, while her family looked for answers,
for answers, Sollecito fought to prove his innocence.
There are many victims in this case and there
are Amanda's parents, my parents, all our families.
Of course, Meredith Kercher is the first victim,
but there are many others made by the prosecution mistakes.
The legal battle, he says, left him 400,000 euros in debt
and now he's seeking compensation from the Italian Government.
What is the maximum that you could expect to receive?
We have the maximum, which is 516,000 euros.
But, of course, we have all the right to claim.
But this is not even enough to compensate towards what my family
Because the past ten years of this ordeal, of this nightmare.
Talking about Meredith's family, he said...
I am sad they repeat what the prosecution says
because the real facts about this murder are in the said documents.
You can read them and see the reality of this case.
It is completely different from what the prosecution wanted to make
people believe. An investigation is continuing
after the bodies of a couple and their young son were discovered
at a remote farmhouse in Surrey. They've not been
formally identified, but neighbours have named them
as Tiago and Adriana Nunes, and their son, who's
also called Tiago. It's not known what caused the fire
at the property near Reigate, but it's believed to have
started on Monday night. Passengers using the Central
and Waterloo and City lines are facing disruption all day today
because of strike action The Central line has been suspended
east of Leytonstone, The RMT Union are walking out for 24
hours, in a dispute over plans to move some train
operators between depots. My message to the trade unions is
let's talk about it, let's resolve any differences we have. Because
when there is a strike, everyone is a loser. Strikes are a sign of
failure and I am determined to make sure that London will prosper from
an excellent transport system. Next - Rye Lane, in Peckham,
was once known as the Oxford And the highlight was
the old Holdron's Department Store. These days, only the Art
Deco building remains. But in spite of years
of disrepair, a surprising Revealing its
long-forgotten history. Khan's Bargains, Peckham,
but in the 1930s and 1940s, Holdron's department store, one
of the finest shops in the capital. When it closed, decades
of quick repairs and low suspended ceilings took over,
until Mr Khan arrived. And I don't like the
suspended ceiling anyway. It was so dark, it was just
above these shelves, And the way it was designed,
the lighting, the mirrors, And when those ceiling tiles came
down, this is what they discovered. An Art Deco vaulted ceiling,
a thousand glass bricks, Well, what we've got is a really
fine Art Deco ceiling... But with the help of local
architect Benedict, the light This was designed in the early
Modernist style to bring daylight and ventilation into the heart
of a very deepland department store. A thousand glass lenses,
bringing daylight into the middle It's a really bold work of early
Modernist architecture, And this local decorator was one
of those who helped. Nicknamed the Michelangelo
of Peckham for spending months Well, some of the people
call me Superman! And some call me
the hero of the day! Bringing the old store back
to its former splendour. It's the fourth round of
the FA Cup this weekend, with a host of teams from the lower
leagues getting their chance to shine against the giants
of the Premier League. Among those out to cause a shock
are League Two Wycombe, Chris Slegg has been at the Wycombe
training ground this morning. Wycombe Wanderers through to the FA
Cup fourth round for the second time in their 130 year history, a huge
prize awaits because they have drawn Tottenham. They travel to White Hart
Lane this Saturday to try to cause a huge shock. With me is Luca, Joe and
Sam. Joe, is there any chance you think somehow you cannot Tottenham
out of the FA Cup? Yes, we have to go believing we have a chance or
there is no point turning up. We have seen it in the past, we saw
Liverpool draw with Plymouth in the last round and we have to go there
full of confidence, we have won 16 games and hopefully we will pull off
an upset. In the last round, you were heavy favourites, taking on
Stourbridge, and they did ever so well but you came through. Do you
see that as inspiration that you could cause the same problems for
Tottenham that they nearly caused you? Of course, they cause an upset
beating Northampton so we knew it would be a tough game but if we take
that mentality of being good enough, we will give them a good game and
like you said, 16 unbeaten and full of confidence. So we will go with a
great attitude and hoping to get the win. You were only seven when
Wycombe got to the fourth round last, how do you feel about what you
have achieved so far as the team and watch chance is due give yourself
this weekend? Yes, 16 unbeaten, it has been an incredible run and we
will look to keep that record going. It will be tough but we are
underdogs and everybody loves an underdog in the FA Cup, we are
looking forward to it. One does indeed enjoy an underdog and I am
sure Wycombe will have plenty of support when they take on Tottenham,
a three o'clock kick-off on Saturday.
Chris Slegg, reporting from the Wycombe training ground there.
Chilly weather for training and for watching football, we hope it warms
up over the weekend. Time for the weather now,
with Elizabeth Rizzini. We have had some snow towards the
North and the West. Still some mist and fog but not a problem today, but
grey and low cloud and a chilly south-easterly wind makes it feel as
if it is subzero for the rest of the afternoon, although in theory,
temperatures will be between zero and three Celsius only in Central
London. Feeling colder and perhaps late breakfast towards the South
East, and clear skies for the first half of the night. Temperatures
below freezing in rural areas, showers and more cloud for the
second part of the night. There may be ice on the roads and pavements
into tomorrow morning so watch out for that. The winds tomorrow will
shift direction to more of a westerly. Some milder air. And
outbreaks of rain through the afternoon. Just some rain and a lot
of grey cloud, not a pleasant stay and it will feel milder, 7-8 C.
Milder over the weekend, feeling cold, quite unpleasant with the rain
and heavy showers around on Saturday. Brighter spells and on
Sunday, we start off wet and finished dry.
That's all from us on the lunchtime team.
Do tune in later, though, for our 6:30pm programme.
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