03/08/2017 London News


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Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London News.

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Residents of a tower block in Camden have told the BBC that they don't

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feel safe in their homes, despite urgent fire safety work

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The work took place on the Chalcots estate following the Grenfell Tower

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fire, but some residents feel that it's incomplete.

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The council disputes this, and says it was signed off

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by independent building control officers and the blocks are safe.

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What was the urgent work that needed doing at the Chalcots?

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Camden council invited the London Fire Brigade to carry out an

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enhanced fire safety check inside these four towers. All 23 storeys,

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in which around 3000 people live. What the Fire Brigade identified was

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that urgent internal safety work needed to be done to the communal

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areas. That work involved a range of measures that basically would stop

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fire spreading from one part of a building to another. The council say

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the work is done and signed off but residents have told us they don't

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feel safe, that the work is shoddy and incomplete and could put lives

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at risk. What did you see at the state? I was taken ruddy block

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called Taplow by a resident. Camden council asked us to stop recording

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but I managed to take some photographs. Here is one of a fire

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door leading to the blog's only fire escape. You can see seals designed

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to stop smoke and fire peeling off. That was repeated several times in

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the building. The fire door doesn't shut and another one took only a

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minute to close, it should take just a few seconds. In the stairwell, the

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only fire escape, these stairs should have nonslip strips that are

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luminous in the dark, they were either missing or degraded. And that

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was repeated throughout the building. There were a host of other

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problems that viewers can look at online. Inside the flat, what's

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interesting is that fire safety checks don't seem to have been done

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to the same extent. One resident asked me to come in and she showed

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me exposed electrical cables boxed in with cardboard. Experts have told

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us that that should be a metal box and that it poses a huge fire safety

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risk. What have the council and Fire Brigade had to say? We put the

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specific allegations to the council and invited the leader live.

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Unfortunately, she declined the invitation. The council said urgent

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work to contain fires was completed and signed off by independent old in

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control from two other London boroughs and the council worked

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closely with the Fire Brigade. A food delivery company says it's

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bringing in new safety measures to protect its drivers

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from being attacked It follows a series of acid attacks

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where delivery drivers have been Around 450 assaults were recorded

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by police in London last year. London is currently in the midst

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of a moped crimewave. Three weeks ago, delivery driver

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Jabeed Hussain was the first victim in a series of five acid attacks

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in 90 minutes in north-east London. I was just running

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on the street like a crazy. In the last year, the Met Police

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recorded more than 16,000 incidents involving motorised two-wheeled

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vehicles, compared with So the company is

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adding new features. After I'm marked delivered,

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I get the opportunity to give some feedback to the network

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as to whether the delivery We have had delivery feedback

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for a few weeks now, so prior to the terrible attacks,

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but adding safety concerns as an explicit option

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as a response to those incidents. Deliveroo drivers are all

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self-employed, so not entitled They also all use their own bikes

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and mopeds to deliver. Do you feel guilty at all

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that they are putting themselves they don't get repairs

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to bikes, things like that? As I said before, the safety

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of our riders is the most important thing to us,

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and it's our responsibility as a company to step up our efforts

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so that they can feel safe For Jabeed, the fear

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of being attacked again means he now won't work after ten o'clock

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at night, and he says other The mother of Sally Anne Bowman,

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who was murdered in Croydon in 2005, says her daughter's remains have had

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to be exhumed after her grave Linda Bowman told a newspaper that

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"cruel people" had targeted the 18-year-old's burial place four

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times in six months. She said her daughter's

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remains were removed An investigation into the Croydon

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tram crash is likely to call for a system to be introduced

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to prevent serious accidents due to travelling at excessive

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speed at high-risk spots. Seven people died and 51

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were injured in November last year. The Rail Accident Investigation

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Branch says it's also likely its final report will call

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for improvements to windows and doors to keep passengers

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inside the coaches. The World Athletics Championships

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get under way tomorrow - the biggest event of its kind

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in the UK since London It's hoped it'll inspire the next

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generation to give athletics a go. Jessica Creighton has been to meet

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some of the children getting active This is not your typical

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athletics venue but, for these young people,

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this is their stage, London 2017 will be the biggest

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athletics event this country has I'm here in west London

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with these young people, who have seen their stars

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on the screen and now they're going to try

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the sport out for themselves. Who better to give some tips

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than a European gold medallist? You can meet new friends

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from the estate that you probably wouldn't have met on a normal day,

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and something like this encourages them to communicate with each other,

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make it fun and enjoyable. These World Championships will see

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some of the biggest stars in athletics competing on the track,

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and there's none bigger Normally, I think what happens

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is they might watch the Olympics or they might watch Mo Farah

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or Usain Bolt and then sometimes there's not somewhere for them to go

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and they'll forget about it until four years later,

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when it's the next Olympics We wanted to try and capture that

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spirit at the right time. They've tried athletics

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for themselves. Now they'll be able to watch

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the pros in action live at the World Championships

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through this project. And who knows how many might go

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on to emulate their heroes? Now it's time for a check on the

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weather with Elizabeth Rizzini. We've seen some sunny spells around

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today and also some showers. What this photo doesn't show

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you is how windy it is, and it's going to stay pretty

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blustery for much of The south-westerly wind really

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strengthening at times. Some more spells of brightness

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and sunshine, but always quite a lot of cloud,

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and still a small chance of one or two fleeting showers,

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particularly out towards the west. Top temperatures of

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around 21 or 22 Celsius. The wind still quite

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gusty into this evening, some late spells of sunshine,

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and overnight tonight we should stay Temperatures down to

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around 14 or 15 degrees. The wind will start to ease off

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as we head into tomorrow morning. We start on a nice,

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bright, sunny note. We keep sunny spells

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around through the day. Crucially, the winds

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are going to be lighter tomorrow, so it will feel pleasantly warm

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in the sunshine. Still quite breezy though,

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and temperatures slightly higher as well, 23 degrees will be the peak

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of the temperatures For the weekend, it will feel

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a couple of degrees cooler, Some of our temperatures away

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from the towns dipping back Saturday, some sunny spells,

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some afternoon showers. On Sunday, it's looking

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dry with some sunshine. Riz Lateef will be here at 6:30

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with our evening news programme. You can also take a look at our

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website at the usual address - The BBC Proms celebrates

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the extraordinary film music in a concert to mark

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his 85th birthday.

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