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There are claims that the number of people who could contract cancer
from asbestos poisoning in the capital's hospitals
of hospitals contain asbestos - which is deemed safe,
But the Unite Union - and a legal expert - disagree,
claiming an increasing number of people are dying from lung
It seems there may have been a lot of in the corridors of Guy 's
Hospital where I spent six years training. Everyone used the tunnels.
Of the four doctors who trained there and who subsequently developed
cancer in the last five years, I'm the only one left alive.
Doctor Andrew Lawson wrote about his condition in 2010. Four years later,
he died. He had been suffering from me is a kind of lung cancer caused
by reading in asbestos dust. It is terrible that somebody is
cheated of their life and their future, he was only halfway through
his life. He says he contracted it while training at Guy 's Hospital, a
claim that the NHS Trust refuses to be drawn on. The white asbestos, the
kind used in the hospitals, is deemed safe as long as it isn't
disturbed. Experts disagree and say its
presence in hospitals need to be addressed. If the ticking time bomb,
the number of people developing this kind of cancer in the country
continues to rise and the expected peak has been exceeded several times
already. So, the prediction of when numbers of these cases are going to
peak has been moved forward several times since I've been doing this
work. There are now calls for the government to urgently remove
asbestos from all NHS hospitals. We know that asbestos kills people and
we know the longer it stays in the building, the higher the chance of
it being disturbed and therefore we know that it is likely that some
time in the future, it will be responsible for the deaths of
members of the public and workers alike. According to the latest
figures... 1000 people in London died from the
disease between 2011-2015. Seven nurses or doctors died, but it
is believed that more NHS workers died from it.
After a Freedom of information request, the BBC found that 94% of
hospitals still contain asbestos. Andrew was typical of a sufferer of
this kind of cancer. It took years for these symptoms to show. Once
diagnosed, it's only thought that people survive between 12-21 months.
They all knew, they all knew about the dangers of asbestos but they did
not take enough action to remove the risk for those who worked there.
Charlotte franks, BBC News. We were provided with a statement
which said that it is safe as long as it is not disturbed.
The Met Police Commissioner says five terrorist attacks have been
foiled in the last few weeks, some of which were "very close"
Cressida Dick says in addition there've been "hundreds
and hundreds" of arrests of people who are radicalised,
and are either spreading hatred, supporting terrorism
The Mayor has joined the family and friends of one of the youngest
victims of the Grenfell Tower fire s his funeral took
A service for five-year-old Isaac Paulos was held
Isaac - who lived on the 18th floor - died after reportedly
becoming separated from his family as he tried to escape.
Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire is probably the most famous secure
hospital in the world, but the Victorian building
It'll be replaced by a brand new hospital -
being built at a cost of nearly 250 million pounds.
Some of the most notorious criminals in history have been detained in
pawn -- in Broadmoor's Victorian walls
but after 250 years, the institution has been completely rebuilt. These
are the first pictures of the new ?242 million hospital. It will be
run in a completely modern way. We went to the three bridges secure
unit in London, to find out just how different life for patients will be.
We promote movement here, yes, there are locked doors but they are free
to move around and that is a difference from the old building.
This hospital may look 5-star but it is secure. 80 male patients,
considered a danger, live here. But it isn't all about locking people
up. There are three aspects here, physical security, doors, locks,
fences, that kind of thing. Procedural security, procedures
coming through, but also relational security, the professional and
therapeutic relationship between staff and the men that they look
after. The new Broadmoor Hospital will officially open in the autumn.
Then more, BBC The World Para Athletics
Championships begins Among those going for a medal
for Great Britain on the opening night is former Surrey schoolgirl
Abbie Hunnisett. this is the iPad app that helps
Abbie communicate. My main hope for the championships is to have fun,
relax and enjoy the experience. I would like to throw a new personal
best. We sent out questions before meeting her, she typed out her
answers which she played by hitting the corresponding button. What will
it be like to compete in a World Championships in your own country? I
think it is going to be incredible, I've competed there before at the
Anniversary Games with about 30,000 people. She's been training for her
event, the F32 club throw, for athletes with cerebral palsy and
other impairments. What is the highlight of your career? The first
time I competed at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium, also
going to Rio and the whole experience of becoming a
Paralympian. At the age of 21, she has achieved so much already.
Now, her parents will be getting ready to cheer her on again in
London... I threatened to buy a megaphone. They say that I don't
need one! To call her a Paralympian is fantastic. It's great to go back
to some of the special schools I have tended to speak to students and
show that if they do their best, they can do whatever they want in
life. If all goes well, Abbie will have another career highlight to
talk about. Let's go over to Wimbledon now for a
look at the weather. Elizabeth is there, looking like good weather for
tennis? It certainly is today, it's a cloudy picture at the moment.
A cool, fairly moderate light moderate Midwest elite degrees
around -- Midwest breeze around. It's important to remember just
because British singles players have gone out, it doesn't mean they've
gone out in the doubles. Heather Watson and Jamie Murray will play
with their partners later this afternoon. It's brilliant weather
for tennis this afternoon, it's going to stay dry, breaks in the
cloud giving sunny spells. Temperatures lower than yesterday at
around 22 or 23 degrees. There will be brightness through the evening. A
nice evening to be watching the tennis. Overnight, cloud will
thicken, fresh and comfortable for sleeping at this time of year. Lows
of 14 degrees. Into tomorrow morning, it will fill increasingly
warm and humid. We get off to a nice and bright start but cloud amounts
increase. Some spots of rain for the middle part of the day but otherwise
it should stay dry tomorrow and in any sunshine. Then, we are looking
at highs of up to 25 degrees. A similar story on Sunday. In any
sunshine it will feel increasingly warm, quite humid, there is the risk
of light showers through the afternoon on Sunday. Then, turning
caller on Monday with temperatures hotting up once more into the start
of next week. STUDIO: That sounds good, Elizabeth,
thank you. That's all from us-
Alice Bhandhukravi will be here From all of us this lunchtime, have
a great afternoon. Goodbye. When I think of the world
we inhabit, everyone will think, Yeah. And it wasn't,
it was done by hand over days and weeks
and months and years.