10/08/2017 London News


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Hello and good afternoon from BBC London News.

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Our top story this lunchtime: Ten people have been injured

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after a double decker bus crashed into a kitchen showroom

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near Clapham Junction station this morning.

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Three of them were taken to hospital, including

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told a nurse he blacked out before the crash.

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Ayshea, there were two people trapped on the top deck

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Yes, that is right. If you look over my shoulder you can probably see the

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bus is still lodged inside the shop on Lavender Hill, not far from

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Clapham Junction station and it is still cordoned off to the traffic

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and the public. Just before seven o'clock this morning the bus veered

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off the street and into the shop front of the kitchen design showroom

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and two women were trapped on board the bus on the top deck. There were

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ten passengers also on the bus and one of them said what he saw.

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There was an overhang and it started coming into the bus and entered a

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window and crushing the bus on the top floor. It went maybe four or

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five seats deep before the bus came to a stop. There was a lot of

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screaming from passengers on the bus. There was a lady in the front

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right seed and you could only see the upper half of her body. She was

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screaming for help and there was blood.

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Ten passengers were treated at the scene and those two women were

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rescued by London Fire Brigade. One of them spoke to us about how they

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did it. I carried on all of our front line fire appliances and our

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special rescue units have a variety of tools and we used a number of

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those instruments to make safe space to get the passengers out. Have you

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been able to find out any more about how this happen? An eyewitness has

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claimed the bus driver lost consciousness and had some sort of

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fit and that is why he lost control of the bus, but that has not been

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verified. Transport for London are investigating and London Fire

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Brigade have been on board all morning doing their own

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investigation. The shop owners, a German company, said no one was in

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the shop at the time because it had not opened, but their thoughts are

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with the driver and all the passengers who were injured.

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The government has said it won't be providing the London Fire Brigade

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with more money after it asked for help in buying extra equipment.

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The request was made in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire

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and included new breathing apparatus and longer ladders.

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Our Political Correspondent Karl Mercer reports.

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The Grenfell fire led to calls for London's fire

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It had to borrow an aerial ladder from Surrey and a drone from Kent

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London's fire commissioner then drew up a list of new equipment

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The Mayor has said he'll raid savings to find the six million

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pounds needed but wants the government to cover the cost.

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I have had an initial response from the Home Secretary which I regret to

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say is not encouraging and stresses it is a matter for the GLA to manage

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with its existing funding. The message is the Fire Brigade one spot

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kick, City Hall will have to pay for it.

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How can we afford all this without the government's help? There will be

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problems in the future for the London Fire Brigade. Let's fund our

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Fire Brigade properly and I ask the Home Secretary, think again. Sadiq

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Khan has been elected the Mayor of London and understands the situation

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in London and he has made that call and he is doing it for a reason.

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The Mayor says paying for the new kit could mean scenes

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like this in the coming years with the potential for fire station

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closures and the loss of jobs as was seen three years ago

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The Home Secretary's letter says City Hall is getting enough money

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People living on the canals near Tottenham say more needs to be

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done to protect them after a spate of violent attacks.

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There've been at least eight thefts in just over a week -

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some of which saw people threatened with knives or assaulted.

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All the victims were punched and kicked whilst

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they were on the floor, even after relinquishing

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That shows and demonstrates the people we're dealing with here.

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Next, she went from soap star to pop star, but then Martine McCutcheon

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The former EastEnders actress has opened up

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about her years of ill health, sometimes struggling

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Now, at the age of 41, she's attempting a career comeback.

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It was the last in a long line of things.

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From finding fame as barmaid Tiffany in Eastenders

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# This is my moment, this is my perfect moment with you...

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Martine McCutcheon shot to stardom on stage and screen,

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it seemed she had it all, but then she lost everything.

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Things were bad, there were things I couldn't get up and move at all,

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The one thing I could do that cost nothing was just

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She had been diagnosed with ME and Lyme disease,

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but as she wrote about the difficult times an idea for a new album

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# The stars around the constellation...

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Aptly titled Lost And Found the songs tell the story

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Do you feel quite vulnerable putting it out there because it is all you,

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it is very personal, it is very raw?

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At first it is very exciting and then I went oh.

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All this stuff that was so personal to me is going to be out there.

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But I also think that is probably why it has connected so well

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because there are a lot of people who go out as well,

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pretending to have this brave, perfect face and they can sometimes

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be crumbling inside and hopefully they can own the songs and make

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them their own and relate to some of the stuff.

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So hopefully some good has come out of the dark times, you know.

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She credits her husband, songwriter Jack McManus,

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Home is now in South Mawsley and she says she couldn't be happier.

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I do love driving up the A3 starting to feel the softness of Surrey

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It has taken a long time, but how lucky am I?

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How lucky am I that I have got a lovely family and a lovely

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That takes us to the weather then with Lucy Martin.

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Yesterday we were receiving photos like these, some very wet scenes,

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but fast forward to today and it was a much drier,

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brighter picture, with even some blue skies coming in.

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Here's what's going on in the charts.

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High pressure pushing in from the south-west.

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We're seeing the back of the weather front that brought the rain

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yesterday clearing out to the south-east.

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It won't be long before the next weather front

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brings outbreaks of rain, but for this afternoon it looks

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like it will be largely dry with good spells of sunshine.

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If we put the detail onto the map, the best of the brightness always

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Most people staying dry but there's the chance

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where the cloud becomes thick enough.

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Temperatures reaching a maximum of 21-22 Celsius.

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As we move through this evening the cloud will

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Overnight the cloud melting away which will allow temperatures

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to fall away to an overnight low of 10-12 Celsius.

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There's the chance of seeing the odd patch of mist forming first thing.

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A fairly fresh but bright start to the day tomorrow,

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The cloud will tend to increase as the weather front moves

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in from the North West, bringing some showery outbreaks

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Just one or two showers to look out for on Saturday.

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Riz will be here with all the latest on our 6:30 evening programme.

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For now though have a lovely afternoon.

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Being on stage or screen doesn't faze these celebrities.

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But how will they manage on MasterChef?

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You need a bigger toaster. Do you think?

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It will be tasty. Are you telling me?

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Are you letting me loose with a blowtorch? Argh!

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