06/09/2017 London News


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Irma, keep up-to-date on the Twitter feed, and there is an explanation of

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how a hurricane forms. That is Welcome to BBC London News -

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I'm Katharine Carpenter. The mayor says he'll spend

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?250 million buying up land It's a key part of City Hall's

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strategy to tackle the capital's housing crisis, which was

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unveiled this morning. Our Political correspondent

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Karl Mercer spoke to the Mayor while on a visit to a council estate

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in East London. One of the things I'm announcing

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today is a new fund, the first time City Hall has done

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this, of a revolving money, ?250 million, which we will use

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to bring forward land, purchase the land and sell it

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on to councils and housing associations so they can build

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genuinely affordable homes. We get the money back

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and buy more land. We need to make sure we recognise

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that actually we need to build more homes and they have to be the right

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sort of homes as well. In the last year your administration

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has built no homes for social rent. That's because we used the money

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given by the previous So for the next year as well,

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there will be very, very few council homes being built because the last

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mayor didn't give any money. You can understand, can't you,

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why people will be frustrated. Somebody coming in saying,

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this is affordable housing, I'm a mayor for all people,

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and actually for those at the bottom, they can see nothing

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delivered in the first That's why I have always said it's

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a marathon and not a sprint. I'm afraid it will take some time

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for Londoners to see some How many are you going

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to build do you think? I haven't set a target

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in my manifesto about the number of homes I will build

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for one simple reason. If it is the case the government

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wants to get rid of EU workers, who are so important on construction

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sites, if that's the case then developers will lack confidence

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because of a hard Brexit planned by the government, that will lead

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to all sort of issues in relation I'm doing my bit in relation

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to making sure I negotiate a good I'm doing my bit to make sure

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that we have, for the first time ever, a revolving sum of money

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so we can buy land. Parents in Croydon are the latest

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to be threatened with a ?130 fine for dropping their children off

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at school by car. Croydon Council hopes the six month

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trial will cut congestion Half eight this morning

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and the school run is well under way Parents and children

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arriving on foot. The road outside the school

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free from congestion. But things haven't

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always been like this. When you come out on a morning

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it's chock-a-block. So there's cars coming

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up, cars coming down. Another occasion they mounted

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the pavement and drove They wouldn't check properly

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so they could have little We had probably about four or five

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incidences where they nearly This week, a pilot scheme has

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been launched at three primary schools in Croydon,

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including St Chad's, which bans parents from dropping

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off their kids by cars at certain If they are caught,

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they could face a fine of ?130. Woodcote Primary is one of three

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that is part of the pilot. The chairman of governors says

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the changes are primarily We lobbied the local council

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and police and this is their scheme I don't think it's

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unique to Croydon. I don't think it's just to do

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with parking and fining parents. It's to do with some wider issues,

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pollution and child health. Back at St Chad's, not all parents

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are obeying the rules. I got a baby in the car

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which is screaming. I need to rush and get home

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to feed him, so I think it's a bad idea for them not to allow someone

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to park the car here. You're rushing to bring your

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children, you have to park all the way out there and rush up

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with them and then end up getting We are all struggling parents out

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here so we don't have that But the majority of those I spoke

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to were in support of the changes, including Blansford

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and his granddaughter. It's a good idea for us to park

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and then we walk in. I think it's fun and

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it's good exercise. Those who are physically unable

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to walk can apply for permits. The council says if the six-month

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pilot is successful, it could be rolled out at other

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schools in the borough. A council in Surrey has approved

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plans to introduce parking charges Campaigners had argued that some pay

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and display machines aren't accessible to wheelchair users

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but the council says Blue badge holders will still get

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an extra hour free, and those with the most serious disabilities

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won't be charged. A leading Polish fashion chain has

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opened its first London store, admitting there are worries about

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Brexit. "Reserved" has started

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up in Oxford Street, as a leaked Home Office document

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suggested future restrictions Our political editor

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Tim Donovan has this. This is the grand opening of

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Reserved, which is the first venture of this big Polish brand into

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London. They have 1700 stores currently across eastern and central

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Europe. Kate Moss was here opening the store earlier this morning. I'm

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joined by their chief finance officer. Why opening here now in

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Oxford Street in London at a time when we are moving away from Europe?

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London is the capital city of fashion. We are here with our brand,

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to show our product, our marketing to people in the UK and Londoners,

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but also to all the tourists coming to London from all across the world.

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Because it's about brand awareness and brand recognition. We want our

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brands to become global. When you see the signs that there might be

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restrictions on people, low skilled workers, perhaps for two years, how

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worried are you? It wasn't a big problem to find people to work for

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us in London. I think it will continue that still lots of people

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will be available in the market. It is worrying for us because probably

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wages will go up. But on the other hand, when wages go up, people have

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more money to spend, which we like. So you're not feeling too

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pessimistic at the moment but there are still answers you need? Yes, I

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would say we are very excited about this place, about Oxford Street and

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our store here. But there are some challenges in business. We have

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passed many others, we have 1700 stores across Europe, in different

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countries. So in the long term we believe in the UK market. Thanks

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very much. And this is the first Reserved store in London, and they

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are promising to be here at least ten years.

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From the glamorous world of fashion to the downright ugly.

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An office block in Victoria has received the dubious

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honour of being named the Uk's worst building.

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Its architects described the Nova Victoria as "distinct

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and architecturally daring" but the judges disagreed,

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referring to it instead as a "bright red hideous mess".

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It is the sixth consecutive time a London building has scooped award

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Not as windy as we are seeing elsewhere?

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Certainly not, quite a quiet and calm day in London. A bit of cloud

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and sunshine around, but we are starting to see and maybe even feel

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just a little bit more autumnal. The leaves are starting to change a

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little bit. Conkers starting to appear. The temperature is a little

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cooler than yesterday. We have lost humidity. Bright and sunny spells

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this afternoon, similar to the morning we've had. The wind is

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starting to freshen a little bit. In overexposed areas it might start to

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feel a little bit fresher. In the sunshine and sheltered spots, it

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will feel quite pleasant, a maximum of 20 Celsius. Overnight tonight, a

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bit of cloud around at first, but it should clear through the night.

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Towards dawn, clear skies and the wind will be lighter, allowing the

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temperature to drop, maybe feeling than it was this morning tomorrow.

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11 or 12 that the minimum. A promising start to tomorrow. Some

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practice and sunshine, but the cloud will move in quickly and we will see

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showers arriving in the latter stages tomorrow afternoon and into

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the evening. Wind also starting to strengthen tomorrow afternoon.

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Temperatures staying at around 20. This deep area of low pressure to

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the north of the UK brings in some fairly persistent rain as we had

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overnight Thursday into Friday. It will stay unsettled through the

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weekend. A chance of showers on Saturday and more wind and rain

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through Sunday. Riz will be here with our

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6:30pm evening programme. But for now, from us all,

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a very good afternoon. He's gone off before,

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only this time it's been ten days. I'm an investigator.

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His wife's very worried for him. Owen has written a very thinly

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disguised slandering of the people who've tried

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to help him. Quine knew a lot of damaging

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stuff... You're going to have to

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take on a new investigator. I don't want your boss

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anywhere near our wedding. I'm not going to ask you to

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ruin your marriage over a job.

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