26/01/2017 London News


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Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London News.

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It's been almost ten years since Surrey student

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Meredith Kercher was found dead in Perugia in Italy.

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Along with Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito was twice

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Today, he's talked exclusively to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire

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Programme about the debt he's been left with following the long legal

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Raffaele Sollecito arrives at the Victoria Derbyshire

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In 2015, Italy's top appeal court found him and Amanda Knox innocent

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She was 21, a student from Caulston, in Surrey,

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Over the next ten years, while her family looked for answers,

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for answers, Sollecito fought to prove his innocence.

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There are many victims in this case and there

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are Amanda's parents, my parents, all our families.

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Of course, Meredith Kercher is the first victim,

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but there are many others made by the prosecution mistakes.

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The legal battle, he says, left him 400,000 euros in debt

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and now he's seeking compensation from the Italian Government.

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What is the maximum that you could expect to receive?

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We have the maximum, which is 516,000 euros.

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But, of course, we have all the right to claim.

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But this is not even enough to compensate towards what my family

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Because the past ten years of this ordeal, of this nightmare.

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Talking about Meredith's family, he said...

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I am sad they repeat what the prosecution says

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because the real facts about this murder are in the said documents.

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You can read them and see the reality of this case.

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It is completely different from what the prosecution wanted to make

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people believe. An investigation is continuing

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after the bodies of a couple and their young son were discovered

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at a remote farmhouse in Surrey. They've not been

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formally identified, but neighbours have named them

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as Tiago and Adriana Nunes, and their son, who's

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also called Tiago. It's not known what caused the fire

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at the property near Reigate, but it's believed to have

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started on Monday night. Passengers using the Central

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and Waterloo and City lines are facing disruption all day today

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because of strike action The Central line has been suspended

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east of Leytonstone, The RMT Union are walking out for 24

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hours, in a dispute over plans to move some train

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operators between depots. My message to the trade unions is

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let's talk about it, let's resolve any differences we have. Because

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when there is a strike, everyone is a loser. Strikes are a sign of

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failure and I am determined to make sure that London will prosper from

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an excellent transport system. Next - Rye Lane, in Peckham,

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was once known as the Oxford And the highlight was

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the old Holdron's Department Store. These days, only the Art

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Deco building remains. But in spite of years

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of disrepair, a surprising Revealing its

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long-forgotten history. Khan's Bargains, Peckham,

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but in the 1930s and 1940s, Holdron's department store, one

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of the finest shops in the capital. When it closed, decades

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of quick repairs and low suspended ceilings took over,

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until Mr Khan arrived. And I don't like the

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suspended ceiling anyway. It was so dark, it was just

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above these shelves, And the way it was designed,

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the lighting, the mirrors, And when those ceiling tiles came

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down, this is what they discovered. An Art Deco vaulted ceiling,

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a thousand glass bricks, Well, what we've got is a really

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fine Art Deco ceiling... But with the help of local

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architect Benedict, the light This was designed in the early

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Modernist style to bring daylight and ventilation into the heart

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of a very deepland department store. A thousand glass lenses,

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bringing daylight into the middle It's a really bold work of early

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Modernist architecture, And this local decorator was one

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of those who helped. Nicknamed the Michelangelo

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of Peckham for spending months Well, some of the people

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call me Superman! And some call me

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the hero of the day! Bringing the old store back

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to its former splendour. It's the fourth round of

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the FA Cup this weekend, with a host of teams from the lower

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leagues getting their chance to shine against the giants

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of the Premier League. Among those out to cause a shock

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are League Two Wycombe, Chris Slegg has been at the Wycombe

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training ground this morning. Wycombe Wanderers through to the FA

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Cup fourth round for the second time in their 130 year history, a huge

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prize awaits because they have drawn Tottenham. They travel to White Hart

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Lane this Saturday to try to cause a huge shock. With me is Luca, Joe and

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Sam. Joe, is there any chance you think somehow you cannot Tottenham

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out of the FA Cup? Yes, we have to go believing we have a chance or

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there is no point turning up. We have seen it in the past, we saw

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Liverpool draw with Plymouth in the last round and we have to go there

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full of confidence, we have won 16 games and hopefully we will pull off

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an upset. In the last round, you were heavy favourites, taking on

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Stourbridge, and they did ever so well but you came through. Do you

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see that as inspiration that you could cause the same problems for

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Tottenham that they nearly caused you? Of course, they cause an upset

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beating Northampton so we knew it would be a tough game but if we take

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that mentality of being good enough, we will give them a good game and

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like you said, 16 unbeaten and full of confidence. So we will go with a

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great attitude and hoping to get the win. You were only seven when

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Wycombe got to the fourth round last, how do you feel about what you

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have achieved so far as the team and watch chance is due give yourself

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this weekend? Yes, 16 unbeaten, it has been an incredible run and we

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will look to keep that record going. It will be tough but we are

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underdogs and everybody loves an underdog in the FA Cup, we are

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looking forward to it. One does indeed enjoy an underdog and I am

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sure Wycombe will have plenty of support when they take on Tottenham,

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a three o'clock kick-off on Saturday.

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Chris Slegg, reporting from the Wycombe training ground there.

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Chilly weather for training and for watching football, we hope it warms

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up over the weekend. Time for the weather now,

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with Elizabeth Rizzini. We have had some snow towards the

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North and the West. Still some mist and fog but not a problem today, but

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grey and low cloud and a chilly south-easterly wind makes it feel as

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if it is subzero for the rest of the afternoon, although in theory,

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temperatures will be between zero and three Celsius only in Central

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London. Feeling colder and perhaps late breakfast towards the South

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East, and clear skies for the first half of the night. Temperatures

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below freezing in rural areas, showers and more cloud for the

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second part of the night. There may be ice on the roads and pavements

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into tomorrow morning so watch out for that. The winds tomorrow will

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shift direction to more of a westerly. Some milder air. And

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outbreaks of rain through the afternoon. Just some rain and a lot

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of grey cloud, not a pleasant stay and it will feel milder, 7-8 C.

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Milder over the weekend, feeling cold, quite unpleasant with the rain

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and heavy showers around on Saturday. Brighter spells and on

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Sunday, we start off wet and finished dry.

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That's all from us on the lunchtime team.

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Do tune in later, though, for our 6:30pm programme.

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There's plenty more news travel and weather on our website at

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Whatever you're up to, have a great afternoon.

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