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That's all from the BBC News at One, so it's goodbye from me.
Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London News.
BBC London has learnt that parts of the flagship Crossrail
Five station upgrades in the west of the capital won't now be
Our transport correspondent, Tom Edwards, has this exclusive report.
Welcome to west Ealing cross-rail station. It's meant to have a new
footbridge, new lifts and new public legal am. It's meant to be finished
by the end of next month. This is what has been built so far, this
station has been delayed. Four other stations Acton, Ealing Broadway,
Southall and Hayes and harring ton will be put back as well. Most were
meant to be finished by the end of the year. We're expecting to have,
by next month, a new station, with all associated works around it.
Residents say they're bitterly disappointed and have been told very
little by the developers, Network Rail. They've been hiding and citing
minor delays and not answering our questions. Doesn't look like minor
delays. No. I mean, this is supposed to open next movement that's clearly
not going to happen. There'll be a huge knock-on effect. In the way the
project was meant to run is that the work local to the station would be
completed before we got the massive increase in passengers. Now they're
going to be trying to build a new station, new roads, redirect traffic
at the peak of demand from new passengers. It's going to be crazy.
85% of cross-rail, the largest engineering project in Europe, has
been completed, including stations like Canary Wharf. New trains will
start using this section in west London next summer. But the stations
won't be ready. The local council says these delays will put back
their work time prove the area. Real frustration. Some degree of anger.
We were told that we would actually get Ealing Broadway delivered early,
in the initial planning stages. Now we're looking to have a considerable
delay and that is going to have real impacts in terms of health and
safety issues in the - from May 2018, trains will be running but the
new station buildings won't be there. Cross-rail says all the
stations will be finished by the time its full service opens in 2019.
Not everyone, though, believes that. Cross-rail's much repeated mantra,
being on time and on budget, no longary plies here.
-- no longer applies here. A damning report of Feltham Prison
and Young Offenders Institution has discovered unpredictable
and reckless violence, with one prison officer actually
being attacked while the inspection The Middlesex jail has
been found to be unsafe Ayshea Buksh has been looking
through the details. Well, this report was carried out by
Her Majesty's Inspectorate, which is an independent scrutiny of the
prison system. Feltham has boys between 15 and 18 and also young men
aged between 18 and 21. The report said that safety and inactivity has
sunk to its lowest level. They do point out there is good work being
done by staff, but in very challenging environments. What seems
to be happening is there's more violence between inmates and towards
staff so what's happening is they're getting locked up for longer,
creating more frustration and hindering attempts at
rehabilitation. Unfortunately, in terms of trying to manage this
really disruptive and violent behaviour has put itself into a
negative cycle which is punitive and just involves more and more
restrictions on the ability of the boys to move around, to get into the
fresh air at all, to get exercise and most importantly, to get to
school. Less than half of the boys in Feltham are getting to school.
You've been speaking to campaigners, what's been the reaction from them?
The Howard league for penal reform say this isn't the first time
they've seen such problems at Feltham. They're dealing with legal
challenges by a number of boys at the moment, one of which was in
solitary confinement for many hours. The National Offender Management
Service say they are determined to improve safety and purposeful
regimes and there will be a new youth custody service. Thank you.
A charity - concerned about the long-term impact
of the Grenfell Tower fire on the local community -
is offering free counselling to those who need it.
Yesterday it was a local teacher who sought their help,
I've got a child who asked me, you know,
that he lost his friend, so he
is not seeing him any more, you know, in the class.
The painful realities of life after Grenfell Tower.
Mohammed Taranweh teaches children Islamic studies.
He is now learning how to school them in grief.
Ask them, describe them, ask them what are you going through?
What exactly is it that is troubling you?
We must bring their fears onto the table.
Bring everything out as much as possible.
Even if they cry, let them cry as well.
Dr Shamandar Talwar is a psychologist providing the answers
He's put together what he is calling a task force of councillors to
For Mohammed, with pupils in his class who have lost best
friends, that support helps answer their difficult questions.
What is their understanding of it, how do
they interpret it when they talk to you?
All of the children were saying, you know, was it because of
the fridge, that all these people got killed?
You know, that is why, they get kind of terrified even by
just the concept of the fridge at home.
For those directly affected, when I see and hear their stories.
social worker to help and said that educational psychologists are
providing support but Dr Talwar still astonished at the
It is strange because you know, one would expect in London,
2017, things would be put in place but that is the reason we are
God forbid we have another crisis like
this but at least we will be ready to have a task force, a group of
people, a group of psychologists that will go in and support people
Now, though, that crisis is Grenfell and
A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering
the teenager Quamari Barnes - who was stabbed to death outside his
Quamari - who was also 15- was attacked outside
the Capital City Academy in Willesden in January.
The court heard his killer can't be named because of his age.
New figures suggest the rise in rough sleepers in London has more or
less stopped for the first time since 2009. Records show more than
8,000 people were seen sleeping rough on the streets last year.
That's just 12 more than the previous year.
The world's oldest emergency phone service was launched
The first 999 calls were made here in the capital, and it wasn't
until after the Second World War that the system was rolled out
Time for a look at the weather now - here's Elizabeth Rizzini.
We started off today with some sunshine but since then it has
Still some bright spells, some spells of sunshine I think
In those, it will feel pleasantly warm but there will also be
a few showers around, too, mostly towards southern
Home Counties, parts of Kent and Surrey, maybe even Essex.
Heavy downpours to be expected, slow-moving and possibly quite a lot
of rain within a short space of time.
But for the rest of us, it is going to stay dry.
The showers will fade away through the afternoon.
Top temperatures of 22 or 23 degrees.
If you are going out this evening, it should
be dry for most of us, I think.
And then through the early hours, we've got some outbreaks of rain
Most of this rain will be quite light and patchy and won't amount
It could still be around for early risers tomorrow morning
but a mild start to the day, 14 or 15 degrees.
Quite a cloudy morning really tomorrow but we will see the cloud
thin and break and we will get sunshine coming through.
It will feel a touch warmer tomorrow and a touch breezy,
but with highs of 23 or 24 Celsius, it will feel quite
Sunday not quite so good, some showers around through the morning.
They will clear to give us some sunny spells by the time
Wimbledon fortnight starts next week.
Possibly a few showers at times but also a lot of dry weather.
Well, that's it from us on the lunchtime team.
Louisa Preston will be back with more at 6.30pm.
There's plenty more news, travel and weather on our website
at bbc.co.uk/london and on BBC Radio London.