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It'll be spent on fencing, CCTV
and new technology at border points.
That's all from the BBC News at One,
so it's goodbye from me,
Welcome to BBC London News.
I'm Victoria Hollins.
Home owners in a south
London tower block that has the same
cladding as that used
on the Grenfell Tower have
been told they may have
to pay millions of pounds
to replace its outer covering.
The Citiscape building in Croydon
was one of 228 building
across the country which failed fire
safety tests carried out
in the weeks following the blaze.
Here's our Political
Editor Tim Donovan.
After what happened
at Grenfell Tower,
the cladding at this block
Croydon was tested and failed
the testing that was done at the
building research establishment,
which means effectively that it is
in breach of building regulations.
The cost of replacing the cladding
here is said to be more than £2
million and the leaseholders here,
they are 93 of them, have been told
it is they who will have to foot
the bill and in some cases they are
being asked to pay £30,000 and more
to have this work done.
They say it should
be the freeholder, a
significant property company,
that should be paying for this work.
The rights and wrongs,
exactly who is
responsible, is not entirely
clear at this stage.
The Government has said it should
be the landlord that
foots the bill in line with what it
said in the public sector to
councils and so on, but the managing
agent for the owners of this block,
the freeholders, are saying
they want some clarification and are
taking this to a property
tribunal next month.
It's the 50-billion-pound rail
project that will link London
with the north of England
with a high speed line.
But protestors on the site
of the HS2 development in Hillingdon
don't want it to go ahead.
Now they have been threatened
with injunctions by the transport
secretary in a bid to prevent
demonstrations on the site.
Caroline Davies reports.
Across this busy road from the HS2
site, they sit and wait.
Protesters have been
here since October.
I walk the streets all the time,
every day and I'm horrified,
absolutely horrified that it's
going to go and I can't stand it.
So yes, that's why
I'm here, to stop it.
But it's not just about cups of tea
around the campfire.
We have a right to remove
you from this land because it's
not a safe place to be.
Sit-ins on the site,
in front of the gates,
and even on a digger.
Now they have had enough.
Seven of the protesters here,
like Sarah and Sofia,
have been threatened
with an injunction to prevent them
demonstrating on the site.
I think their threat of
an injunction is very heavy-handed.
I don't want to have the right
to protest being taken away from me.
We are going to continue to protest
in whatever means...
Supporters of the high-speed rail
line from London to Birmingham,
Manchester and Leeds will connect up
the country, improving the economy,
but there's been controversy
about the noise, disruption,
route, demolition of homes,
and the effect on wildlife.
HS2 couldn't put anyone up
for us to speak to today.
They say this is an issue of safety
both of the people in the camp
but also their own workers.
They did admit the protesters have
caused delays and they say
they have a duty to the public
to deliver HS2 on time and budget.
We are not putting
ourselves at risk.
We've been given this area which is
a designated protest site...
Sitting on diggers or in front
of diggers, isn't that dangerous?
No, we've done nothing
unsafe at all.
Any vehicle has been stationary.
You know, there's
been no engines on.
next, these protesters don't
intend to end their fight.
St George's Hospital in south London
have rebuilt the face of a woman
in a riding accident.
The lower half of Libby Keating's
face was completely crushed,
she also broke several ribs.
It took nine surgeons ten hours
to reconstruct her face.
Alpa Patel reports.
Just a warning her report
contains distressing images.
For Libby Keating, horse riding
is a way to de-stress.
This is her riding
her horse, Barney.
But back in October,
while out riding, Barney
got spooked by a noise.
We were going through a wood
with trees going past my head very
close, and I came off him
deliberately to try and get out
of harm's way, and unfortunately
he swerved and we think ran me over.
This distressing image shows
the extent of Libby's injuries.
The horse's hoof essentially struck
this part of her face...
She was brought to St George's,
where she coincidentally also
works as a paediatrician,
but her injuries were so severe
the surgeons needed a photograph
of her before her accident in order
to reconstruct Libby's face.
Our problem with any patient
like Elizabeth is we have no idea
what things were like before such
a catastrophic injury.
She has a natural count to her teeth
and that has been reproduced
in the final result.
I would never have known that
unless she'd come along
with some photographs.
In order to perform Elizabeth's
complex operation, the surgical team
needed to create bespoke splints
to keep her jaws in place, and this
is the lab where they were created.
The team here support surgical staff
across the whole hospital.
So tell us the feeling
on your face...
Almost three months on,
Libby is back to see Nick,
who led the surgery on her face.
Today she has 11 plates
holding her face together,
but she is recovering well and has
learned to talk, eat and drink again
in a very short space of time.
I'm feeling like I'm recovering,
I'm feeling like I'm ready to get
back out there and back on a horse,
ready to get back to work.
So yes, that's...
I don't think I'd be doing any
of that without the team here.
So how are things with Barney?
We are definitely friends.
He hasn't disowned me
for my inability to stay
on when he runs off,
and I haven't disowned him
for standing on me so we are all
good and hopefully
I will be back in his saddle
in about a month's time.
Strong winds overnight
caused serious disruption
on London's transport
network this morning.
Services were cancelled or delayed
after a number of trees
fell onto rail tracks,
and main roads were forced to close.
Here's Thomas Magill.
It's not easy to get to work
when this is what greets you first
thing in the morning.
This was Tufnell Park earlier,
closed and causing chaos for much
of this morning's rush hour.
In New Barnet, it was more
of the same, where some
residents woke to this -
damaged fences and cars.
And it wasn't much better south
of the river in Greenwich.
The historic wall around
the park bore the brunt
of last night's winds.
The rail service was also severely
disrupted, Southern and Great Anglia
were just some of the rail providers
hit by delays and cancellations.
But it wasn't long before
the clear up was under way.
This is workers clearing
the line in Surrey.
The worst may be over
but the clean-up continues.
It'll seem to have calmed down.
Now the weather with
Now the weather with
Thankfully things have calmed down
since this morning's damaging winds
but it is still blustery through the
next few hours and into tomorrow as
well. Some beautiful weather watcher
pictures with so much beautiful blue
sky on offer, this one from Hackney.
Some sunny spells this afternoon in
between a few showers, they could be
on the heavy side at times. Quite
breezy as well still, temperatures
up to eight Celsius so feeling cold
and just becoming colder as we had
through this evening. Those
temperatures dropping off rapidly.
The show was move away leaving us
with a largely dry night and frost
in moral spots with temperatures
getting down to freezing. It is a
frosty started tomorrow with a fair
amount of sunshine around. You
cannot rule out the odd shower here
and there but for many it will be a
largely dry and breezy day tomorrow.
Temperatures getting up to six
Celsius. The winds don't really drop
off until we get to Saturday but
it's looking largely dry and bright
so a lot calmer, fairly cold after a
frosty start. The winds pick up
again on Sunday along with some
heavy rain coming in from the south
west too. But that has an effect on
the temperatures so where is over
the next few days it will be feeling
pretty chilly, on Sunday and Monday
when the weather is unsettled again,
we will be seeing double figures.
That's about it from me.
Riz Lateef will be here
with our 6:30 evening programme.
But for now, from us all,
a very good afternoon.