13/07/2017 London News


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Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London News.

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The BBC has learned that at least one person who survived

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the Grenfell Tower fire has been diagnosed with cyanide poisoning.

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12-year-old Luana Gomes was treated for the effects

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Her parents lost their unborn baby after the fire.

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Although it's not known what caused the poisoning,

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they believe it may have been the burning of insulation

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This was the home of the Gomes family, on the 21st

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They've been living in a hotel since their release from hospital.

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Andrea Gomes was seven months pregnant and the baby was stillborn

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by Caesarean section, while she and their daughters

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The family allowed BBC Newsnight to film their

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Their 12-year-old's diagnosis details cyanide poisoning.

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Her mother and sister were also treated for the risk of cyanide.

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This is the first confirmation of a cyanide poisoning diagnosis

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The highly toxic gas may have been released by the burning

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of insulation or plastics during the blaze.

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The Gomes family direct their ire at whoever made the decision

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to place cheaper fire retardant cladding on the tower.

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Very angry with them, because it could all have been avoided.

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And that's where the anger really stems from.

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Yes, it was an accident, I'm sure it was, but it

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It shouldn't have happened like this.

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The residents never wanted the cladding in the first place.

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I don't know if it's the right word, but you just killed so many people,

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and you just killed my son because, if he was in a normal situation,

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I could have gone out, and he was seven months.

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There's babies that survive less but,

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because of the conditions, he passed away.

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The family has requested a full postmortem examination on their son

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They should have been celebrating his birthday next month

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and they'd already decided to name him Logan.

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Businesses, universities and politicians from around

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the capital have joined forces to demand London's interests

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Today they've published an open letter to the Government saying it's

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vital the city keeps its access to EU talent.

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The letter is based on research carried out

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It also recommends London's Mayor forms a coalition with mayors

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from cities such as Manchester and Bristol to put pressure

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We think that there's a lot of common interest there.

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They have big student populations, they have big service-sector

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economies, they have regional airports to depend on access

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We think there's common causes to be made between the mayors

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Sadiq Khan, working with those other mayors, to make a case

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for an urban Brexit that works, to government.

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The Queen has opened the Met Police's new headquarters.

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New Scotland Yard is now based at Victoria Embankment.

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The old headquarters were sold for ?300 million pounds

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and will be turned into luxury flats.

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Think of traditional East End dishes and perhaps smoked salmon doesn't

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Well, London cure smoked salmon has just become the first product

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in the capital to be awarded protected status,

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just like Whitstable oysters or Cornish sardines.

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This isn't just a tasty lunch, it's now a cultural artefact. This family

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has been smoking and preparing salmon in east London for well over

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a century, and now its products are being predicted by EU law. We are a

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fourth-generation family is this that started in 1905, we've always

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been based in east London and this part of town is the Home Office --

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the home of salmon smoking. The smoking salmon all happened in

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London. The fish itself came from Scotland. What is the award you've

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been given, and why does it matter? It's the same state as that

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champagne and Palmer Hamm have, so it puts London up there with those

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great foods. There is an irony that you are here today celebrating an

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honour given to you by the European Union, a body you have fought tooth

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and nail to leave. There are a number of ironies, but we have been

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a business since 1905, well before the EU came into being, and it was

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an award that was going. If the British government had its own

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awards scheme, we would have done that. We apply for this thing four

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years ago. Nobody knew there was going to be a referendum on Europe.

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The Secretary of State for the environment, Michael Gove, Saint --

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came to celebrate with the foremans disabled but nobody can tell them

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yet if they will -- retain their protected status. But today was

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about confidence in the future and pride in the past.

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She was a Hollywood star, best known for her role

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as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind.

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But today, fans of Vivien Leigh may get a glimpse into her life

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Jewellery, paintings and furniture belonging to the actress

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are going under the hammer at Sotheby's in Mayfair,

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Vivien Leigh was one of those very rare British actresses who was able

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to conquer Hollywood during the 1930s, most notably

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when she was cast in that role that would go on to define her career.

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To tell us more about that and what's happening

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here at Sotheby's, I'm joined by David McDonald.

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A very accomplished actress, but one role in particular

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That role, of course, Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind.

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I have here her own shooting script, Vivien's own script from that film.

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And, of course, we have to open it to look at one line in particular,

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and that is, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

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Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

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We learn that it's not just about Scarlett.

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This is a woman of incredible depth, intellectually, artistically,

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and obviously the ultimate actress, a woman who transcends so much.

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Thank you very much for showing us around.

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The family have decided to part with around 250 items that

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belonged to Vivien Leigh, and some of them aren't that

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This cigarette box will set you back ?400 and, if your pockets

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are a little bit deeper, the script from Gone With The Wind

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will set you back something around ?2500 to ?3500.

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Now it's time for the weather, and Elizabeth's at Wimbledon for us.

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How is it looking? Not as sunny as it has been.

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Yes, a little bit cloudier today, but they looked more comfortable for

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eating strawberries and cream in and last week. -- but a lot more

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comfortable. The cloud hasn't put off these people on Henman hill. Now

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enjoying the centre court action. Johanna Konta is second up to date,

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and she'll be playing Venus Williams, and the weather going to

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be kind. It would be too hot or cold and it should stay dry. For the rest

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of the afternoon, some sunny spells. Always plenty of cloud, but turning

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bright, I think. We'll see highs of 22-23, and only a minuscule chance

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of one or two showers. Hardly worth mentioning for Wimbledon. This

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evening and overnight, increased amounts of cloud. It should be a

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fresh, comfortable night's sleep. Lows of around 12 or 13, but it will

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turn cloudy tomorrow morning. A small chance of some drizzle, so a

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grey start to the day. Tomorrow morning, plenty of cloud around and

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a chance of a bit of drizzle. I don't think anything is going to

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fall. The cloud will thin and break into the afternoon to give lots of

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good spells of sunshine. Tomorrow, it is the men's semifinals, and it

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should stay dry for all the action on centre court, and we won't need

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the roof on. Temperature is a bit lower, 21-22, because of a

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north-westerly wind. It will be hotting up again at the weekend. On

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Saturday and Sunday, temperatures creeping up into the mid-20s, always

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plenty of cloud, some sunny spells, and let's hope it's Johanna Konta

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backs playing on Saturday afternoon. Fingers crossed!

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Riz Lateef will be here at 6:30 with our evening programme.

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

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at the usual address bbc.co.uk/london.

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But, from all of us on the lunchtime team, have a great afternoon.

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When I think of the world we inhabit, everyone will think,

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Yeah. And it wasn't, it was done by hand

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over days and weeks and months and years.

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It was always a very, very deep love affair

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between this incredible, wonderful, glorious music

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and that's why we merged with the Liberals.

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ordinary people can make a big difference.

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