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Welcome to BBC London News.
I'm Alex Bushill.
The Mayor has promised he'll
find millions of pounds
to give to London's youth services
to help tackle growing knife crime.
Speaking to BBC London this morning,
he said the money would be on top
of the £15 million extra
he is already giving to the police.
He also said there would be more use
of the controversial
tactic - stop and search.
Here's our political
correspondent, Karl Mercer.
Expect to see plenty more of this.
with a highly visible Mayor.
Both with a knife crime
problem on their hands.
It's risen more than 20% in London.
You said when you came
into office that your
number one priority
was the safety of Londoners.
Cressida Dick, in her first week
as commissioner, said
tackling violent crime
was what she would be judged on.
Do you accept that both
of you at the moment are
I accept knife crime is too high.
I accept knife crime has been
going up too much across the country
for the last three years.
I accept we have got
to do much more.
How are you?
How's it going?
He's handed the Met £15 million more
to tackle the issue.
What you're going to see is more
police operations across
More weapons swoops,
like we are seeing this morning.
More disruption of people who may be
carrying knives, targeting known
But, yes, an increase
of intelligence led,
targeted stop and search.
You know that that is going to be
controversial, don't you?
And it has been already.
You have had criticism saying, look,
members of the black
community, young black men
will say, here we go again.
We have seen this before.
We are going to be targeted
and it is going to increase
None of us should pretend
that the increased
use of targeted stop and search
will, by itself, reduce knife crime.
What I do know is that we have
a comprehensive package.
When I speak to the
victims of knife crime,
communities, they remind me
that the largest number
victims of knife crimes are black,
Asian, multiethnic Londoners.
The mayor has blamed Government cuts
for falling police numbers
but says in the coming weeks
he expects to announce city hall
money to boost youth
services across the capital.
What are we talking
about, 20, £30 million?
Is that the sort of
figure we're looking at?
I won't speculate what
the figure could be but I am
hoping to find in the Budget
in the next few weeks
around £20 million,
which I would like to use for young
people in London.
These sort of searches are very
much for the cameras.
They do, though, highlight
the concern at City Hall
and Scotland Yard
of one of their highest
A man has been charged over
a double murder that
took place a decade ago.
Two Colombian nationals were found
with stab wounds at a block
of flats in Muller Road,
Clapham in June 2007.
35-year-old Gonzalo Remolina has
been charged with their murders
and is due to appear before
Westminster magistrates later.
Police on a raid in Essex have
found a 4ft-long Caiman
crocodile and 16 snakes
at a house in Westcliff.
A scorpion was also
discovered at the premises.
The operation was in connection
with a cannabis factory found
in Basildon two years ago.
Lots of reptiles
were also found there.
Now, robot skies and surveillance
drones all across the city?
That's just one vision
of the capital that's
outlined in a new exhibition
at the Museum of London.
Wendy Hurrell took a look
at what the future might hold.
At the Museum of London,
after delving into the capital's
past, the present is a nice sit
down and a cup of tea.
Over year, this is what London might
be like just a few decades from now.
by artists, designers,
architects and film-makers.
In The Robot Skies creates a world
controlled by surveillance drones.
The film itself was shot using them.
The first film, as far as we know,
to be entirely shot using
autonomous drone systems.
And that was important for us
because it was really about trying
to see the city through the eyes
of a drone network, which is
monitoring and controlling it.
Two young people are confined
in opposite towers and fall in love,
communicating by a drone
that they hack.
It was filmed on the Somerset
estate in Battersea.
It is brutalist, a lot of hard
surfaces, very confronting
and uncompromising and particularly
we chose this one because there
are two extraordinary,
imposing towers that became
the perfect setting
for our narrative.
And we had one of our characters
in one tower and another
in the other tower.
As we were able to get our drone
to sort of dance back
and forth between them.
So, a familiar setting and story.
And this exhibition
takes what we now know,
what we know from history,
and uses them to explore
what happens next.
No-one can predict the future,
so the best way to do
that is to exaggerate the reality
that we live in now.
Stretch it and then
project it in the future.
So, this way, we can take
a hypothetical scenario and we can
look into these issues.
It is a future that
doesn't seem so far away.
A lot of the technology
is already here.
They are going to be a really
important part of our lives.
They are soon going to be
as ubiquitous as pigeons
in a city like this one.
And that is something that we need
to be talking about.
London Visions, at the Museum
of London, is on until April.
It suggests that the future's not
us all moving to Mars,
it is a much more grounded
reflection on life.
Now to football, and lots
of our teams are in FA Cup
action this weekend.
Tottenham travel to Newport,
who are in League Two.
So, could Spurs go all the way
this season and win?
Emma Jones asked one
of the players at a project
which encourages people to get fit.
An exercise class
with a special guest.
This is tournament fielder
Erik Lamela visiting a Shape Up For
It's a programme set up by the club
to help local people
learn about being fit and healthy.
Fashion designer Jackie Dublin says
it hasn't just changed her
appearance but whole lifestyle.
I feel great.
And what is happening now is that
everybody's looking at
me and they can see the difference.
They are saying,
Jackie, you look great.
And I am saying, and I feel great!
And, you know, the feeling,
you can't pay for that.
It is such an amazing
feeling, to feel healthy
And if Erik appears a little
reluctant to take part, it
might be because he only recently
returned from a hip injury.
An injury which meant he didn't
play for over a year.
It was so hard to be out,
but it is football.
I got the injury and I need
to respect the times after the
And now, I am back
again and I'm enjoying.
Next up for Spurs, a trip
to Newport in the FA Cup.
The League Two side have even added
a temporary stand for the extra
Excitement for them but also perhaps
for a Tottenham team who
might believe they can win
the cup this season.
We need to go forward
in all the competitions and try to
win one trophy this season.
Because I think we
have a very good squad
and I believe in this team, that
we're going to achieve something.
Tottenham are currently using
Wembley as their temporary home.
Could they be there in May
to celebrate FA Cup success?
Now the weather,
with Elizabeth Ritzini.
Good afternoon. It was a very chilly
start of the day with some early
mist patches around and some light
showers as well. Plenty of cloud. It
is starting to thin and break and we
should see more bright and sunny
patches emerging through the
afternoon. Temperature is not quite
as high as yesterday but still quite
decent. We might see eight or nine
Celsius later in central London.
Overnight tonight, it will stay dry.
Lots of clear skies around and maybe
some mist and fog forming as we head
into tomorrow morning as the
temperature drops away. Temperatures
could be low enough for a touch of
rural frost, otherwise holding to
between five and six Celsius into
tomorrow morning. That mist and fog
will lift into low cloud gradually.
It is predominantly cloudy tomorrow.
The weather front coming through
will be mostly patchy drizzle. The
wind will pick up and it will be 10
Celsius by the time we get to the
end of the day. Very mild night on
Saturday into Sunday. On Sunday,
still quite windy and grey but it
should we try our mostly dry. We
will see brighter spells perhaps
form into the afternoon.
Temperatures all the way up to 13
Celsius. Possibly some rain around
on Monday, staying mild but cooler
and more settled for much of the
rest of the week.
That's about it from me.
Riz will be here with our
6.30 evening programme.
But for now, from us all,
a very good afternoon.