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The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is calling on internet providers
like YouTube to remove videos that encourage knife crime.
He says the move could save lives and wants the internet giant
to crack down on those who post material that glamorises
Our political correspondent Karl Mercer has been
Can I say I'm really angry with YouTube and Google for the stance
All of us have a role to play when it comes to
tackling knife crime and tackling gun crime, particularly in the
context where it is going that the police
There is a specialist team of 80 officers tackling the issue of knife
crime and increased use of intelligence-led stop and search.
We have invested record amounts in prevention strategies, diverting
people away from gangs and knife crime.
But actually we have specific examples of where YouTube is being
used as a platform to incite violence against others.
The police, who have the expertise and the
intelligence, have let YouTube and Google know,
and it beggars belief that they have their
head in the sand and have not taken action.
But it's not just down to the companies like
There is a parental responsibility there and
kind of taking care of what your children are watching online is part
Anybody who has got kids will recognise how hard it is
to police them 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Young people, like others, have access to the Internet
And by the way, I'm a firm believer in freedom
This is not about denying freedom of expression, this
is about the police, with their expertise
and intelligence, saying to YouTube and Google, we have these
four examples of films that have been viewed now more than 350,000
times, that could well be inciting violence.
The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, speaking to our Political Correspondent,
As we've been hearing, hundreds of thousands of people
who use Waterloo station are facing weeks of disruption while
Half the platforms have been shut, which will significantly reduce
the number of trains able to use Waterloo.
A number of other stations will be shut while the works are carried
out, and surrounding stations including Clapham Junction and
Not your regular Monday morning on the way into Waterloo.
Partly the holidays, partly people preparing for today.
Russell commutes every day from Grateley to Covent Garden.
Network Rail's advise for people not to travel over the next three weeks
My clients are in London so I have a meeting today,
I can't rearrange it so I have to go in.
Keith has commuted from Salisbury to Waterloo for over 30 years.
He has seen overcrowding become a pressing problem.
Significantly increased in volume over that period of time.
London is growing, continually growing.
The infrastructure needs to improve to actually cater for that.
But today the platforms and trains remained half full.
It is actually going a lot slower but it's very quiet.
So as a commuter, that must be quite nice, having a bit more space?
Pulling into Waterloo and work is underway.
Ten platforms closed while they are lengthened
to increase capacity by 30%, at a cost of ?800 million.
The journey was fine, slow, I'm here three quarters of an hour
So a leisurely commute but both men are late for work and unsure
what awaits them on the way out of Waterloo after work.
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder
following a fatal shooting in Chelmsford on Saturday morning.
It happened at a petrol station on Baddow Road.
The victim's been named as 34-year-old John Pordage.
Three other people have been arrested on suspicion
A cabbie's shelter and a Jewish cemetery are the latest buildings
in London to be listed, 70 years after the
The shelter in Grosvenor Gardens, one of only a handful left
in London, has been given Grade 2 listed status, as have
the funeral buildings at the Willesden Jewish Cemetery.
The listings scheme was set up to protect historic buildings
after many were damaged in the Second World War.
A man has been sentenced to life in prison for setting fire
Jason Fossett was seen on CCTV piling bin bags up against a fire
exit at The Two Brewers before setting fire to them back in March.
Fossett previously served eight years for starting another
There's no suggestion that it was a hate crime.
It's thought to be London's first pub theatre since
But from the end of the year, the King's Head in Islington will no
The company that's been there since 1970 is moving
to a new development nearby, as Alice Salfield reports.
A man, a flat, a car... It's not a houseboy, it's a cleaner! He's an
actor! Make no mistake, the actor who have trod the boards here are no
joke. All of the great and good head started their career here often in
this tiny room at the back of a pub. Whether it is Joanna Lumley or Alan
Rickman. And after 47 years at its landmark location in a pub on Upper
Street, the company is set to move. And distance wise it is not very far
that they are moving. This building is the current dressing room of the
King's Head Theatre and this will be the box office entrance to the
brand-new building. From next autumn it will be housed in a purpose-built
venue in the new ?400 million Islington Square development. It
will have a 250 seat auditorium as well as a smaller studio and a bar.
You have got to do something! League night is currently performing in his
first play at the pub theatre and is looking forward to the new
opportunities -- Lee Knight. The arts are always under pressure and
having a new space is something exciting for the good and that can
only be great for actors and the work, there will be more work
created and more jobs for people behind the scenes. The executive
director of the theatre said it is about keeping the doors open. Our
history is wonderful and this building holds a lot of memories for
a lot of people. But it is not sustainable. And the truth is that
this move is means the King's Head Theatre will survive. I hope it does
not change the ambience that is in-depth because you can feel the
buzz created. We only come for the theatre. We have a drink when we
come but I don't think it will change much. The pub will remain and
the old theatre space will be turned into a dining room whilst the new
theatre hopes to continue its legacy of launching the careers of London's
actors. It rather feels as though summer has
disappeared. Now the weather with
Georgina Burnett. Fairly grumpy skies and the stubborn
cloud staying put this afternoon. This was a familiar scene captured
in Bromley this morning and thank you to our weather watchers for
their pictures. A fairly cloudy end to the date and we have this band of
showery rain coming from the West. Further south and east, more chance
of missing it, maybe one or two spots with a south-westerly breeze
and temperatures up to about 21 degrees. The rain will clear to the
east overnight and then move north and some clear spells developing but
the further north and west you are the more chance of the cloud staying
put with lows of 13 or 14. Tomorrow, another wet day, the Met office as a
yellow warning in place for rain as we are expecting some heavy and
thundery downpours from 11am to 9pm and a further yellow warning on
Wednesday the other whole day. Tomorrow, this rain band and some
rain coming up from the Channel so it might be that you are the meat in
the middle and get away with a few showers but limited brightness and
some fairly heavy rain at times with temperatures only reaching about 19
or 20 Celsius. The wind will pick up, another wet day on Wednesday
hence that warning but Thursday it had an improving picture with drier
and brighter conditions and sunny spells and similar on Friday. The
temperature is doing their best but only really making it to the high
teens. Riz Lateef will be here
with our 6.30pm evening programme. But for now, from us all,
a very good afternoon.