07/09/2017 London News


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On BBC One, we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London News.

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A London MP is calling for a change in passport regulations,

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after being stopped with her daughter at UK border control,

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because they didn't share the same surname.

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Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn,

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says she's since found hundreds of thousands of other women have

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been asked to produce marriage or birth certificates,

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Just tell us briefly what happened to use. I was coming back from

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holiday with my husband and my daughter and as we came through the

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Eurostar border checks, the French ones separated me from my husband,

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who does not have the same surname as me and my daughter has my

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husband's surname. We went through the first set of control checks but

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when we came to the UK border control they said, who was this

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girl? I was very taken aback because I didn't expect that kind of

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question. The truth is, my daughter doesn't share my last name or look

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like me, to be honest. They repeated, and I said this is my

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daughter. They said, where is your marriage certificate and birth

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certificate? I wasn't carrying either. I said, my husband is in the

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queue. There was intense questioning to try and figure out who this child

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was, when my daughter was sitting there saying mama the whole time.

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You discovered since then many women experience this because many women

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don't take the husband's surname? Yes, 600,000 women have been stopped

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since 2010 precisely for this reason, that they don't share the

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same surname as the husband. But it is a growing trend. A lot of women

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don't take their husband's surname after marriage. It looks like this

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problem won't go away. The Home Office have told us it does have a

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duty to prevent possible child trafficking and border force staff

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do need to carry out those checks. It is very important we protect

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vulnerable children, that is my number one priority. But I think if

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we had the names of both parents on a passport for a child under the age

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of 16 that it would probably save time at the borders, so they could

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concentrate on actually catching real criminals, instead of making

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parents feel like criminals when all they are doing is going on holiday

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with their child. Thank you very much for joining us.

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Detectives investigating an attack on an 82-year-old cancer patient

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in east London have described it as "beyond comprehension".

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Ahmet Dobran suffered a broken back, after being dragged to the floor,

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beaten, and having his watch and gold bracelet stolen

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Police have released a picture of three men they want to speak

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Prosecutors are considering charging the man - known only as Nick -

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who claimed a paedophile ring operated at the

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Scotland Yard spent almost 18 months examining claims that senior

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politicians and other public figures sexually assaulted children,

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The case has since been dropped and police have now passed a file

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to the Crown Prosecution Service, which will decide whether "Nick"

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should be charged with perverting the course of justice.

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Well, of course, pupils across the capital have been heading

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It could mean a new uniform, new class,

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Yvonne Hall has been meeting students at the Nightingale

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Academy in Edmonton, who've been acting as translators

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for classmates who can't yet speak English.

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Well, starting secondary school can be a scary enough experience anyway,

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but if you don't speak any English, it can be really daunting.

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Here at Nightingale Academy in Edmonton, they are taking part

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in a scheme to train pupils from different countries

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as interpreters, to help new pupils arriving from those countries.

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So far, 21 students have taken part in the interpreter

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Asen, you have been here for two years now.

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Why are you training to be an interpreter?

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Because I know what the feeling is like.

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When I came here two years ago in Year 8,

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I didn't know enough English to talk to other people and I just

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Plus, you do other activities like you go to trips

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and you have afternoon parties, you watch maybe some stuff.

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Well, the scheme has been co-ordinated by Dagmara Fieldler.

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Why did you bring the scheme in here at Nightingale Academy?

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We have quite a lot of new students arriving at our school

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I thought they would benefit from having someone who could

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translate in their own language and explain how everything works.

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Well, so far pupils from nine different countries are helping

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fellow pupils who arrive here, but 44 languages are spoken at this

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school and there are plans now to expand the scheme to train more

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A group of London firefighters who were among those

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who risked their lives responding to the Grenfell Tower tragedy

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have been enjoying a break in Cornwall this week,

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North Kensington Station's blue watch searched the building while it

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They've been treated to the trip to the coast

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by Penzance Community Fire Station, as Tamsin Melville reports.

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For these London firefighters, a bit of light relief is very welcome.

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They're from North Kensington blue watch, and were involved in tackling

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No one wants to see that, a disaster of that scale.

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But we were down there to do a job and I think we did what we could.

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This week, Cornish colleagues are keen to show solidarity

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and are treating them to break full of sand, surf and even a bit of sun.

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We offered to raise money within the community,

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so did that by a charity ladder climb, a Just Giving page,

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and help from the local community all round,

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really, that have been very kind to donate stuff.

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It's just enabled us, and for them to enjoy Cornwall

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and sort of open up and be able to chat and feel rewarded

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Things like this prove that the human support is amazing, it is.

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It's, you know, the support and love that we've felt

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Penzance firefighters aren't the only ones

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Last week, another community effort - Cornwall Hugs Grenfell -

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saw a group, including survivors of the blaze, enjoy

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There are plans for both to repeat the invitations.

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The former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has been fined almost

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?400 and banned for two months for breaching FA betting rules.

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He was seen eating a pie during February's FA

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Cup loss to Arsenal, after a bookmaker had offered odds

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of 8/1 that he would eat a pie on camera.

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It was alleged he intentionally influenced a football

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Time for the weather - Elizabeth Rizzini is here.

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I hear it's not looking good over the next few days?

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No, unsettled for the rest of the week and it will feel a lot more

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autumnal than today. A lovely start to this morning, very promising

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indeed, as you can see from this weather watcher's picture. Some

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sunshine coming through the trees. The sunshine has largely disappeared

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because we have this band of cloud working its way in from the west and

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we have even seen some showers. I think much of the rest of this

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afternoon is likely to be dry, maybe even some brighter spells at times.

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The westerly breeze will pick up by the end of the day. Temperature is

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nothing special, 19 or maybe 20 Celsius in central London. Showers

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never too far away. Particularly through this evening and overnight,

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a band of showers pushing their way down from the north-west. It is a

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cold front, but we won't be into the cold air until Saturday. Still a

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mild night, 14-15 to start tomorrow. As you can see, it will be quite wet

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tomorrow morning. Wet for your journey into work, particularly in

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southern areas of the capital, where we expect the heaviest of the brain.

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No matter where you are across the London area, some outbreaks of rain

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on and off through the course of the day. Most likely for Northern areas

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in the afternoon, the heavier burst or even a thunderstorm. Quite windy

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and temperatures largely academic, 17-18. That is not the end of the

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bad weather. On Saturday we are also expecting some heavy showers to

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develop. There will also be some sunny spells around as well.

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Probably a dry and bright start to the day on Sunday, but as we head

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into the afternoon and evening it will turn wet and windy from the

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West, a blustery will turn wet and windy from the

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West, a blustery start from next week. Umbrellas at the ready! Thank

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you. That is all from us. We will be back at 6:30pm. And on our website

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you can get much more. Bye-bye for

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