08/09/2017 London News


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I am Alex Bushill. so it's goodbye from me.

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A 16-year-old has been sentenced to three years in jail.

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The court heard he threw a single "superman" punch

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which knocked 40-year-old Arek Jozwitz to the ground

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The victim's family are said to be disappointed with the sentence.

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Alex Dunlop sent this report from outside Chelmsford Crown Court.

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The 16-year-old stood impassively in the dock as the judge told him

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that whatever sentence she handed down could not make up

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for the massive loss the family of Arek Jozwitz had suffered.

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When she sentenced the boy to three years in detention for manslaughter,

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his family shouted and cried out to him, he gave them a short wave

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Arek Jozwitz, who was 40, was a factory worker.

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He went to a shopping centre in Harlow late one Saturday

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night in August last year with a Polish friend.

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They were eating at a pizza in the precinct when they became

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embroiled in an argument with a group of teenager boys.

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A 15-year-old went up behind him and delivered what the court heard

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was a superman punch to the back of his head.

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He fell over, never regained consciousness

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Now this happened two months after the vote on Brexit

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and was seen at the time as a possible race-hate crime.

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Hundreds of Polish people in Harlow came out and held vigils.

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The Polish ambassador visited the town, followed a few days

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The issue was even raised in the European Parliament

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However, the evidence did not support that

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assertion and the teenager was convicted of manslaughter.

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Arek Jozwitz's mother and brother left the court without commenting

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but she did say that this was such a cruel death of my child,

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A man has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for killing a celebrity

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27-year-old Ricky Hayden was set on outside his home after seeing

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two youths he thought were about to steal a scooter.

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He was attacked with a machete by 20-year-old Tommy Roome,

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who was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter.

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Mr Hayden's family clapped as the sentence was handed down.

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It is a national first - driverless buses on the streets of London.

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And for the next fortnight, Londoners will be able

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to take a ride around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Using sensors, cameras, and GPS mapping - they are powered

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Our transport correspondent, Tom Edwards reports.

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This is an autonomous bus driven by computer, on trial on a 12-minute

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loop around the Olympic Park. Travelling at twomph, there is a

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staff member on board. We found two students to join us. I think they're

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fantastic. You can see now we are moving incredibly smoothly. At a

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decent pace, it's very safe. The technology is there, it's brilliant.

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You think computers are better drivers generally than human beings?

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From this ten-minute trip, probably, I would say. London is seeing a

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number of trials of driverless vehicles. This is the one in

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Greenwich. The Government is trying to make it easier to attract

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investment in autonomous vehicles. It's all part of a revolution that's

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going to change the lives of people across the world. We are going to

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see vehicles that can provide better transport options for people with

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disabilities, provide better public transport links at odd times of the

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day when a vehicle like this can fill a link that wouldn't otherwise

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be there. We are on the brink and starting a transport revolution.

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How safe is this technology? It uses cameras and lasers to scan the road,

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but what if someone walks in front of it? As you can see, it stops.

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Some think autonomous vehicles will reduce insurance and congestion.

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Others fear it will mean fewer jobs for drivers. These have already been

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tested in other cities. Is it safe? Of course it is, it needs to be

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developed over time and that's why trials like this are really

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important. We will be trialing this alongside pedestrians in a busy

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environment. We have had other smaller-scale trials and we are

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using that data to constantly improve. These are still early days

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in this emerging industry. This bus, which is free to catch, will be

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running until the end of the month. Now that's a brave correspondent for

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you! It's launched a campaign to crack

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down on incidents like this one in basil done. One of the 17,000

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clearups recorded by the council last year.

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For the first time, Transport for London has been able to track

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the movements of people using the tube -

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by collecting their wi-fi data. The anonymous data was harnessed

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during a four-week trial at the end of last year.

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TfL says that no personal information was collected,

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and hopes that it will help provide better information

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An all-female pro-wrestling outfit in East London says it's seen

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Promoters say it's after it was the theme

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Mohamed Madi has been to Bethnal Green to spend time

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with some real-life wrestlers, to hear their stories behind

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You are the wrestler that the fans have come to see.

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It's a feminist punk all-female pro-wrestling promotion.

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The first response would always be mud, oil, jelly and that really sums

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up what those misconceptions were and after Netflix made

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the series Glow it made them stop and maybe listen to us for a moment.

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For me, wrestlers are like superheroes.

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They're like Ironman and Wonder Woman.

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They're there to watch you perform and let you entertain them.

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I wrestle for pro-wrestling as a heel.

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A heel is someone that the fans love to hate.

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You surrender yourself to the devil on your shoulder.

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Going out there as a heel, it's just as satisfying to hear

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people chanting horrible stuff at you and booing you.

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It's like a buzz that you can't describe.

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And it means that you can pick up on things that you might not

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say to people normally because they're too personal.

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Fight like a girl is a strength, fight like a girl isn't weak.

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It's something that what you're fighting through to prove

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against everyone that women can wrestle as good as men,

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to fighting against anxiety, depression, eating

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fighting like a girl is fighting through that and succeeding.

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People who wrestle are such amazing individuals because everyone's

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got their own quirks, you have big characters.

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But at the same time everyone's humble enough to not take

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At the end of the day, we put spandex on and fight each

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other at weekends, so we can't take ourselves too seriously.

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Looks like to me they're taking them receives seriously, fabulous stuff.

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Let's check with the weekend weather.

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It looks like someone switched on the autumn nal switch. Today we have

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seen rain, a lot of cloud and some of that cloud fairly thick. It's

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just been a rather grey day all in all. We will continue this afternoon

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with further heavy showers. Heavy outbreaks of rain, all in all,

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it's a wet end to the week. A strengthening breeze pushing those

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showers, don't be too surprised if you hear thunder mixed in there, as

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well. The maximum temperature today struggles a little, 17 so feeling

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cool. The showers this evening will gradually start to become fewer and

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further between. They'll clear out of the way. The wind will fall light

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and the sky will clear. Temperatures on the whole dropping down to ten,

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11 in towns. Towards the countryside, perhaps cooler. Looks

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like a promising start to the weekend for Saturday. Short-lived I

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am afraid. Sunshine and brightness first thing in the morning but

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gradually through tomorrow afternoon that wind again will start to

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strengthen, blowing through some quite heavy showers for Saturday

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afternoon. Again don't be surprised if you hear thunder. The maximum

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temperature up to around 19. Sunday, it's a similar start, dry

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and bright but then heavy showers in the afternoon and it's going to be

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blustery as well. In short, the weather for the next few days is

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turning autumnal. That's it from me. Much more on all

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our stories on our website at the usual address. Bye, have a great

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weekend. Experience the power

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of the BBC Proms. Get in the party spirit

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and join us for the Last Night. I want a divorce. Talk to my lawyer.

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I'm keeping the CDs. In your dreams. I think I love you. I love you too.

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Let's move in together.

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