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Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London News with me, Alice Salfield.
This weekend marks the first anniversary of the night tube.
City Hall says passenger numbers have exceeded expectations
and it's brought an economic boost to the capital.
Let's talk to our political editor Tim Donovan -
one of the most used on the night tube.
Tim, after a tricky start getting this project off the ground, is this
There were disagreements at the start and the unions are not that
happy. But it was here at Brixton a year ago when the night Tube started
with the Mayor Presiding Officer ceremonials. Victoria line, Central
line, five lines in all running this on Fridays and Saturdays. 8 million
journeys have happened on the night Tube and about half of those are new
passengers, people other than those who have just shifted from using
that buses or taxis. City Hall are saying that there has been a
significant economic boost. Well, I think it felt like a success
from the first train rolling out of Brixton but,
in fact, we've got an independent report now that shows there's been
a huge boost to the economy, about 170 million this year,
and it's supporting a lot of jobs So I think it's established itself
very well, and in many ways has She talks about supporting jobs. Not
quite clear what that means, if not creating new jobs but maybe ensuring
longer hours, and more pay and so on. There had been concern among
people living on the route of some of these lines towards outer London,
particularly the Central line, about the noise through the night and
potential for legal action. City Hall insist they will be moving
ahead on this with maybe the district and Circle line in a few
years' time but before that they want to do it on the overground,
joining up places like Dawson and New Cross. -- Dalston.
The number of people falling victim to a disturbing trend
of "cyber-flashing" in public places could be higher than reported
because women are not alerting the crime to authorities.
The revelation from the police comes after a woman was sent
more than 100 sexual images to her phone
You are sitting on the tube, you're looking at your phone,
and suddenly it is filled with dozens of obscene images.
That is what happened to you wasn't it, Sophie?
I was travelling home from work on Monday evening
And when we pulled into Stockwell Tube station,
my phone automatically connected to the Wi-Fi and I got a request
I declined the request and got off at the next stop.
That must have been a huge shock for you.
It was. It was shocking.
Initially I was quite confused about what was happening.
And then I felt embarrassed, with a small child
I was a little bit worried about them seeing.
Then I just felt angry that this had happened just
It wasn't dark. I was just heading home from work.
Now whoever sent this has used the facility called AirDrop
It is common left on on people's phones.
How many women do you think this is happening to?
So, what we found when we investigated this
was that anecdotally, this is far more widespread
So I was speaking to a researcher at university
who is investigating this type of crime, and she believes
and that women aren't coming forward and reporting it
to the British Transport Police, either because they feel embarrassed
to do so or because they don't believe that it's a crime
If this has happened to you, get in touch
They have a dedicated cyber crime unit which deals
A reward is being offered for information that helps catch
the person who violently attacked an 82-year-old
woman on her doorstep, stealing ?65.
Catherine Smith was assaulted in Streatham just over three weeks ago.
She was followed home from a local park by a woman
who punched her several times before taking the money.
The charity, Crimestoppers, has put up a ?5,000 reward.
A new company will take charge of one of the busiest railways
South Western Railway, will replace South West Trains.
The operator is promising 90 new commuter trains -
designed for the driver to operate the doors -
a move which is likely to face opposition from the unions.
Next, it's been a summer like no other in London.
While the investigation continues into the fire at Grenfell Tower,
a local play centre has helped the children in North Kensington
A special performance of Bugsy Malone had its
one and only showing yesterday - and Caroline Davies went to see it.
Backstage, the cast are feeling confident.
I used to be stage fright, and now, when I did this play,
for some reason I felt like I was doing it so easily.
Bugsy Malone has only been in rehearsal for four days,
but it's already made an impact on these children,
many of whom were affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.
It was very terrifying to watch that happen,
and it's not nice to look at Grenfell Tower ever again.
Loads of people here that are doing the play
So just people, like, they act, they express themselves
and they forget about it and they just...
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It's part of a free sports and arts programme for children
Bernadette's brother Raymond died in the fire.
He lived on the 23rd floor, so it's been good for the girls
to come here, because it's been a real distraction for them.
They just needed the community understanding, really.
And I appreciate that everybody's felt what happened
at Grenfell nationwide, but to be in the community
and everybody's feeling the same pain.
And the children are all feeling the same pain,
so they can all talk to each other and comfort each other.
I think this has given children the opportunity to forget anything
that's gone on and really enjoy themselves, and that's what we've
tried to deliver this summer over the last five weeks,
and I think we've achieved that from this production
and from the smiles on the children's faces every day.
And, of course, it's hard not to smile when you've got a splurge gun.
Now Lucy's here with the weather - and it can't quite make
It is a real story of mixed fortunes today, with sunny spells and
showers. Our Weather Watchers have been out taking photos of the
weather near them. This, a Sunni scene from Twickenham and some blue
sky in Old Street, looking fairly sunny, there. There is a mixture of
sunny spells and showers. Some of those have the potential to be
fairly heavy. There could be the odd rumble of thunder and flash of
lightning. They are moving quickly thanks to a strong, south-westerly
breeze. Temperatures down on yesterday with a maximum of 21.
Yesterday we saw highs of 25. Feeling a bit fresher. This evening
and overnight, one or two showers to look out for in the first half of
the night. Then it will become dry into the early hours. Clear spells
with overnight lows of 12 Celsius. Tomorrow, an improvement on today,
sunny spells to begin with and it will be fairly breezy first thing.
Showers to look out for but you will be fairly unlucky to catch one of
them. Then rain will ease as we go into the afternoon with temperatures
reaching a maximum of perhaps 22 Celsius. As we move into Sunday we
see the remnants of Hurricane GERT pushing in from the South West and
that will introduce humid air so becoming human to start the
beginning of next week and not a bad day tomorrow, a mixture of sunny
spells and showers. Thank you. Victoria Hollins will be here
with our 6:30 evening programme. Until then though,
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