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The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is calling on internet providers

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like YouTube to remove videos that encourage knife crime.

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He says the move could save lives and wants the internet giant

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to crack down on those who post material that glamorises

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Our political correspondent Karl Mercer has been

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Can I say I'm really angry with YouTube and Google for the stance

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All of us have a role to play when it comes to

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tackling knife crime and tackling gun crime, particularly in the

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context where it is going that the police

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There is a specialist team of 80 officers tackling the issue of knife

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crime and increased use of intelligence-led stop and search.

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We have invested record amounts in prevention strategies, diverting

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people away from gangs and knife crime.

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But actually we have specific examples of where YouTube is being

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used as a platform to incite violence against others.

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The police, who have the expertise and the

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intelligence, have let YouTube and Google know,

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and it beggars belief that they have their

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head in the sand and have not taken action.

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But it's not just down to the companies like

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There is a parental responsibility there and

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kind of taking care of what your children are watching online is part

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Anybody who has got kids will recognise how hard it is

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to police them 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Young people, like others, have access to the Internet

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And by the way, I'm a firm believer in freedom

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This is not about denying freedom of expression, this

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is about the police, with their expertise

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and intelligence, saying to YouTube and Google, we have these

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four examples of films that have been viewed now more than 350,000

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times, that could well be inciting violence.

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The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, speaking to our Political Correspondent,

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As we've been hearing, hundreds of thousands of people

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who use Waterloo station are facing weeks of disruption while

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Half the platforms have been shut, which will significantly reduce

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the number of trains able to use Waterloo.

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A number of other stations will be shut while the works are carried

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out, and surrounding stations including Clapham Junction and

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Not your regular Monday morning on the way into Waterloo.

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Partly the holidays, partly people preparing for today.

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Russell commutes every day from Grateley to Covent Garden.

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Network Rail's advise for people not to travel over the next three weeks

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My clients are in London so I have a meeting today,

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I can't rearrange it so I have to go in.

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Keith has commuted from Salisbury to Waterloo for over 30 years.

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He has seen overcrowding become a pressing problem.

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Significantly increased in volume over that period of time.

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London is growing, continually growing.

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The infrastructure needs to improve to actually cater for that.

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But today the platforms and trains remained half full.

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It is actually going a lot slower but it's very quiet.

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So as a commuter, that must be quite nice, having a bit more space?

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Pulling into Waterloo and work is underway.

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Ten platforms closed while they are lengthened

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to increase capacity by 30%, at a cost of ?800 million.

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The journey was fine, slow, I'm here three quarters of an hour

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So a leisurely commute but both men are late for work and unsure

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what awaits them on the way out of Waterloo after work.

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder

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following a fatal shooting in Chelmsford on Saturday morning.

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It happened at a petrol station on Baddow Road.

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The victim's been named as 34-year-old John Pordage.

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Three other people have been arrested on suspicion

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A cabbie's shelter and a Jewish cemetery are the latest buildings

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in London to be listed, 70 years after the

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The shelter in Grosvenor Gardens, one of only a handful left

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in London, has been given Grade 2 listed status, as have

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the funeral buildings at the Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

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The listings scheme was set up to protect historic buildings

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after many were damaged in the Second World War.

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A man has been sentenced to life in prison for setting fire

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Jason Fossett was seen on CCTV piling bin bags up against a fire

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exit at The Two Brewers before setting fire to them back in March.

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Fossett previously served eight years for starting another

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There's no suggestion that it was a hate crime.

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It's thought to be London's first pub theatre since

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But from the end of the year, the King's Head in Islington will no

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The company that's been there since 1970 is moving

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to a new development nearby, as Alice Salfield reports.

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A man, a flat, a car... It's not a houseboy, it's a cleaner! He's an

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actor! Make no mistake, the actor who have trod the boards here are no

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joke. All of the great and good head started their career here often in

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this tiny room at the back of a pub. Whether it is Joanna Lumley or Alan

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Rickman. And after 47 years at its landmark location in a pub on Upper

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Street, the company is set to move. And distance wise it is not very far

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that they are moving. This building is the current dressing room of the

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King's Head Theatre and this will be the box office entrance to the

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brand-new building. From next autumn it will be housed in a purpose-built

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venue in the new ?400 million Islington Square development. It

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will have a 250 seat auditorium as well as a smaller studio and a bar.

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You have got to do something! League night is currently performing in his

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first play at the pub theatre and is looking forward to the new

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opportunities -- Lee Knight. The arts are always under pressure and

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having a new space is something exciting for the good and that can

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only be great for actors and the work, there will be more work

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created and more jobs for people behind the scenes. The executive

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director of the theatre said it is about keeping the doors open. Our

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history is wonderful and this building holds a lot of memories for

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a lot of people. But it is not sustainable. And the truth is that

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this move is means the King's Head Theatre will survive. I hope it does

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not change the ambience that is in-depth because you can feel the

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buzz created. We only come for the theatre. We have a drink when we

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come but I don't think it will change much. The pub will remain and

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the old theatre space will be turned into a dining room whilst the new

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theatre hopes to continue its legacy of launching the careers of London's

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actors. It rather feels as though summer has

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disappeared. Now the weather with

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Georgina Burnett. Fairly grumpy skies and the stubborn

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cloud staying put this afternoon. This was a familiar scene captured

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in Bromley this morning and thank you to our weather watchers for

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their pictures. A fairly cloudy end to the date and we have this band of

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showery rain coming from the West. Further south and east, more chance

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of missing it, maybe one or two spots with a south-westerly breeze

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and temperatures up to about 21 degrees. The rain will clear to the

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east overnight and then move north and some clear spells developing but

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the further north and west you are the more chance of the cloud staying

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put with lows of 13 or 14. Tomorrow, another wet day, the Met office as a

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yellow warning in place for rain as we are expecting some heavy and

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thundery downpours from 11am to 9pm and a further yellow warning on

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Wednesday the other whole day. Tomorrow, this rain band and some

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rain coming up from the Channel so it might be that you are the meat in

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the middle and get away with a few showers but limited brightness and

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some fairly heavy rain at times with temperatures only reaching about 19

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or 20 Celsius. The wind will pick up, another wet day on Wednesday

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hence that warning but Thursday it had an improving picture with drier

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and brighter conditions and sunny spells and similar on Friday. The

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temperature is doing their best but only really making it to the high

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teens. Riz Lateef will be here

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with our 6.30pm evening programme. But for now, from us all,

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a very good afternoon.

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