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Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London news with me Alice Salfield.
It's well known that London needs thousands of new homes
So could more high-quality flat-packed homes be the answer?
A report by the London Assembly calls on the Mayor to do more
to encourage this kind of prefab house building.
Our Political Editor Tim Donovan has sent this
Experts seem agreed that London needs at least 50,000 new homes to
be built each year and at the moment the rate is less than half that.
Could this be one of the solutions? This development in Dalston, 120
residential units, business units as well. Most of it was constructed
off-site elsewhere and then installed here. The first tenants
have just moved in, it should be completed in the next few weeks and
the architect involved in this project is Andrew Waugh. In simple
terms, how has this come about? The structure is built from solid
timber, six inches thick, 35 feet long, 12 feet high so it is
prefabricated, brought on a truck here and screwed into place. And
it's a factory in Austria? Yes, so we are building about a storey every
month here. No more cement mixers, grinders or jackhammers. Very quiet
and fast, and cost-efficient. But than traditional construction?
Absolutely, it takes about a third of the time off. Are the incentives
for people like you to carry on building this stuff? All of the help
we can get to change the construct of industry is really very
necessary. What is that, subsidy? It is an understanding of the planning
system and the advantages of this way of building. The London Assembly
report is adjusting the mayor should be doing more with his planning
powers, the subsidies and the money he has available to make this sector
expand, build more housing like this.
The jury is considering its verdict at the trial of a man accused
of trying to rob West Ham and England footballer,
He claims a motorbiker pulled up alongside his car,
Well, James Waterhouse is at Basildon Crown Court.
James, this was a really shocking incident.
Andy Carroll told this trial he was driving home from training in
November last year, he stopped at some traffic lights and said a
motorcyclist pulled up alongside him and demanded he hand over his
?22,000 watch. He refused and proceeded to drive on the wrong side
of the road back to the training ground where he presumed he would be
more safe because there were security staff there. During the
journey he made a 999 call and said he was being chased and caught one
of the men was pointing a gun at him. Jack O'Brien was then arrested,
found hiding under a bed in Dagenham and at that house police recovered a
motorbike, a jacket and helmet which was used in a string of burglaries
which Jack O'Brien has admitted to as well as this alleged attempted
burglary which he denies. He hasn't given any evidence during this trial
and the jury are now deciding the verdict.
James Waterhouse at Basildon Crown Court.
As we've been hearing, flowers are being laid and candles
lit close to the Kensington home of Diana, Princess of Wales
Many Londoners clearly remember the news of her death
and are determined to keep her memory alive,
She had wanted to be the queen of people's hearts,
and 20 years on that's still how many see her.
Abdul sent her flowers - a neighbour in Kensington.
He named his cafe after her, with Diana's blessing.
20 years ago, it was while I'm asleep.
I wake up and I heard about the news and the disbelief happened
when I came to the shop and it was about
Suddenly I saw people coming, putting flowers and candles.
20 years ago, people left flowers here, as they did across London.
I was working on that Sunday 20 years ago,
I assumed there was a training day and my editor
There was a reaction of shock and disbelief.
And when I came into London here in Kensington,
I watched other people go through that same reaction.
Looking back, some find it hard to understand why there had been
such an outpouring of emotion for someone most didn't
Ian met Diana many times as a royal photographer,
and said she had a quality of relating to people not known
With Diana, you could just talk to her as a normal person,
Just someone who was normal, who wanted...
and wanted to listen to what you had to say as well.
This is an international milestone marked by people all over the world
for one of the most famous women in a generation.
An image still recognised and a legacy her sons
Next, have you ever experienced sexual harassment in public?
Well plenty of people in London feel they have.
And now a project which is part photo-journalism and part awareness
campaign is documenting some women's stories.
It's been launched by Londoner Eliza Hatch after countless
Let's take a look at some of her work, and the following content does
One of them kept on staring at me, then later he sat next to me
Then he tried to put his hand under my shorts,
at which point I was like, "Can you please leave me alone?"
But then, as I was getting off the bus, he touches me from my back
down to my bum and at that point I obviously shout at him.
Cheer Up Love is a photo-journalism project documenting
women and the accounts of street harassment.
It came about after a conversation I had with all of my female friends
about how often we experienced sexual harassment
Every other story I get seems to be men exposing themselves in public.
A woman on a train, a woman on a bus look over and there's a man
staring directly at them, giving themselves the time of day.
As soon as I launched the project on Instagram,
there's just been almost a constant flow of women who I've
wanting to be involved and wanting to be photographed.
I meet up with them, I talk to them and they share their stories,
and now they are part of the project.
I want to change people's attitude towards sexual harassment.
I want people to know it's unacceptable, it to be a less
That was Eliza Hatch, the photographer campaigning against
Now the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini.
Today is the last day of the meteorological summer and it is
feeling more summary than it did yesterday. The chilly start, 7
degrees here in Kew Gardens. It will feel warmer but there are heavy
showers around as well which are likely to break out just about
anywhere across the capital through the rest of the afternoon. There
could be a rumble of thunder and some of the showers could be
particularly heavy. Your chances of escaping all of them all afternoon
are particularly low. Those showers will fizzle away through the
evening, watch out for them through the rush hour. Overnight tonight it
will be dry with clear skies around, probably missed patches forming.
These are temperatures in many of the towns but in rural spots we will
start off on a chilly note, single figures again. After the early
morning mist clears, lots of sunshine around but there could
still be some showers in the afternoon. The first day of the
meteorological autumn, 21 Celsius so a fairly decent day all in all. On
Saturday this is when we will see the best of the sunshine, dry for
much of the day but we could see some rain edge in from the west as
we head through the evening on Sunday.
We'll be here with our 6:30 evening programme.
But for now, from us all, a very good afternoon.
I took something that didn't belong to me.
and make sure your hands are in the centre of her chest.
One and two and three. One, two, three. Yeah, that's it.
After recent terrorist attacks, how are we really feeling?
Went down to London on my own. It was very, very busy.
Everybody that had a backpack, "Have they got a bomb in there?
And I just started having a real panic attack.