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Good afternoon, welcome to BBC London News.

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There are claims that the number of people who could contract cancer

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from asbestos poisoning in the capital's hospitals

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of hospitals contain asbestos - which is deemed safe,

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But the Unite Union - and a legal expert - disagree,

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claiming an increasing number of people are dying from lung

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It seems there may have been a lot of in the corridors of Guy 's

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Hospital where I spent six years training. Everyone used the tunnels.

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Of the four doctors who trained there and who subsequently developed

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cancer in the last five years, I'm the only one left alive.

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Doctor Andrew Lawson wrote about his condition in 2010. Four years later,

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he died. He had been suffering from me is a kind of lung cancer caused

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by reading in asbestos dust. It is terrible that somebody is

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cheated of their life and their future, he was only halfway through

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his life. He says he contracted it while training at Guy 's Hospital, a

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claim that the NHS Trust refuses to be drawn on. The white asbestos, the

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kind used in the hospitals, is deemed safe as long as it isn't

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disturbed. Experts disagree and say its

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presence in hospitals need to be addressed. If the ticking time bomb,

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the number of people developing this kind of cancer in the country

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continues to rise and the expected peak has been exceeded several times

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already. So, the prediction of when numbers of these cases are going to

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peak has been moved forward several times since I've been doing this

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work. There are now calls for the government to urgently remove

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asbestos from all NHS hospitals. We know that asbestos kills people and

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we know the longer it stays in the building, the higher the chance of

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it being disturbed and therefore we know that it is likely that some

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time in the future, it will be responsible for the deaths of

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members of the public and workers alike. According to the latest

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figures... 1000 people in London died from the

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disease between 2011-2015. Seven nurses or doctors died, but it

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is believed that more NHS workers died from it.

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After a Freedom of information request, the BBC found that 94% of

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hospitals still contain asbestos. Andrew was typical of a sufferer of

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this kind of cancer. It took years for these symptoms to show. Once

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diagnosed, it's only thought that people survive between 12-21 months.

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They all knew, they all knew about the dangers of asbestos but they did

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not take enough action to remove the risk for those who worked there.

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Charlotte franks, BBC News. We were provided with a statement

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which said that it is safe as long as it is not disturbed.

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The Met Police Commissioner says five terrorist attacks have been

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foiled in the last few weeks, some of which were "very close"

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Cressida Dick says in addition there've been "hundreds

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and hundreds" of arrests of people who are radicalised,

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and are either spreading hatred, supporting terrorism

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The Mayor has joined the family and friends of one of the youngest

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victims of the Grenfell Tower fire s his funeral took

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A service for five-year-old Isaac Paulos was held

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Isaac - who lived on the 18th floor - died after reportedly

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becoming separated from his family as he tried to escape.

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Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire is probably the most famous secure

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hospital in the world, but the Victorian building

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It'll be replaced by a brand new hospital -

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being built at a cost of nearly 250 million pounds.

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Some of the most notorious criminals in history have been detained in

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pawn -- in Broadmoor's Victorian walls

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but after 250 years, the institution has been completely rebuilt. These

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are the first pictures of the new ?242 million hospital. It will be

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run in a completely modern way. We went to the three bridges secure

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unit in London, to find out just how different life for patients will be.

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We promote movement here, yes, there are locked doors but they are free

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to move around and that is a difference from the old building.

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This hospital may look 5-star but it is secure. 80 male patients,

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considered a danger, live here. But it isn't all about locking people

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up. There are three aspects here, physical security, doors, locks,

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fences, that kind of thing. Procedural security, procedures

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coming through, but also relational security, the professional and

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therapeutic relationship between staff and the men that they look

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after. The new Broadmoor Hospital will officially open in the autumn.

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Then more, BBC The World Para Athletics

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Championships begins Among those going for a medal

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for Great Britain on the opening night is former Surrey schoolgirl

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Abbie Hunnisett. this is the iPad app that helps

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Abbie communicate. My main hope for the championships is to have fun,

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relax and enjoy the experience. I would like to throw a new personal

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best. We sent out questions before meeting her, she typed out her

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answers which she played by hitting the corresponding button. What will

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it be like to compete in a World Championships in your own country? I

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think it is going to be incredible, I've competed there before at the

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Anniversary Games with about 30,000 people. She's been training for her

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event, the F32 club throw, for athletes with cerebral palsy and

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other impairments. What is the highlight of your career? The first

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time I competed at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium, also

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going to Rio and the whole experience of becoming a

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Paralympian. At the age of 21, she has achieved so much already.

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Now, her parents will be getting ready to cheer her on again in

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London... I threatened to buy a megaphone. They say that I don't

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need one! To call her a Paralympian is fantastic. It's great to go back

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to some of the special schools I have tended to speak to students and

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show that if they do their best, they can do whatever they want in

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life. If all goes well, Abbie will have another career highlight to

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talk about. Let's go over to Wimbledon now for a

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look at the weather. Elizabeth is there, looking like good weather for

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tennis? It certainly is today, it's a cloudy picture at the moment.

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A cool, fairly moderate light moderate Midwest elite degrees

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around -- Midwest breeze around. It's important to remember just

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because British singles players have gone out, it doesn't mean they've

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gone out in the doubles. Heather Watson and Jamie Murray will play

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with their partners later this afternoon. It's brilliant weather

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for tennis this afternoon, it's going to stay dry, breaks in the

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cloud giving sunny spells. Temperatures lower than yesterday at

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around 22 or 23 degrees. There will be brightness through the evening. A

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nice evening to be watching the tennis. Overnight, cloud will

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thicken, fresh and comfortable for sleeping at this time of year. Lows

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of 14 degrees. Into tomorrow morning, it will fill increasingly

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warm and humid. We get off to a nice and bright start but cloud amounts

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increase. Some spots of rain for the middle part of the day but otherwise

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it should stay dry tomorrow and in any sunshine. Then, we are looking

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at highs of up to 25 degrees. A similar story on Sunday. In any

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sunshine it will feel increasingly warm, quite humid, there is the risk

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of light showers through the afternoon on Sunday. Then, turning

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caller on Monday with temperatures hotting up once more into the start

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of next week. STUDIO: That sounds good, Elizabeth,

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thank you. That's all from us-

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Alice Bhandhukravi will be here From all of us this lunchtime, have

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a great afternoon. Goodbye. When I think of the world

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we inhabit, everyone will think, Yeah. And it wasn't,

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it was done by hand over days and weeks

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and months and years.

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