27/02/2018 London News


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That's all from the BBC News at One,

so it's goodbye from me.

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Good afternoon, I'm Asad Ahmad.

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The BBC has found the

social media giant, Facebook -

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funding a project which uses

their messenger system -

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to try and deradicalise far-right

and other extremists.

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Users posting illegal

content in the UK -

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are identified

and contacted in an attempt to

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challenge their views.

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But the method has also

been criticised by some

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Catrin Nye has been speaking

to someone directly involved.

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Colin Bidwell is a

victim of terrorism.

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He survived the 2015

Tunisia beach attack.

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He has since been paid to go

on Facebook using a fake profile

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to message extremists.

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It's part of a project funded

by Facebook themselves.

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Be nice to people, whatever your

beliefs or religion.

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For me, it's simple.

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Researchers found people

were posting both extreme Islamist

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and far-right material on Facebook.

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11 people including Colin

were tasked with trying

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to challenge their views

with conversations

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on Facebook Messenger.

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Counter-extremism organisation

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

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was behind the research.

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We were trying to fill a really big

gap in responses to online

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recruitment and radicalisation

and that gap is in the

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direct messaging space.

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In all, 569 people were

contacted on Facebook.

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112 people replied.

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76 had sustained conversations.

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And IST claim eight people showed

signs that the conversation

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had a positive impact.

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People like Colin used

fake profiles to have

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these conversations -

something against

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Facebook's own rules.

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I would say that we don't allow

fake accounts on our platform

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and we don't advise people

to use fake accounts at all

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in any circumstances

because they will be disrupted.

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But you did here.

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Exactly what the researchers did

in this circumstance was done

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independently of Facebook.

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The project has raised serious

concerns for privacy campaigners.

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I think there are concerns over who

exactly is carrying out this work.

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Even if the organisation itself

may have been involved in doing

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research over many years,

it does not mean they are qualified

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to carry out this quasi-law

enforcement surveillance.

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I think it will make people

sceptical about the role of social

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media organisations.

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When are you not being monitored?

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Only if they were specifically asked

were the people having

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the conversations admit

they were doing it on behalf

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of a research organisation.

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Those behind the project argue

this was not deception,

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but critics disagree.

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Two men have died in a fire

in a flat above a shop

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in south-west London.

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They were pronounced dead

at the scene, after London Fire

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brigade were called

early this morning.

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Peter Stewart.

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Fire crews battled the blaze until

just before eight o'clock. Two men

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unfortunately lost their lives. It's

thought that the fire started in the

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first floor of the property and

spread to the loft conversion and

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then across to the loft conversion

of the adjoining property. Crews

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from eight fire engines, a total of

53 firefighters attended the blaze.

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Another five people are in hospital

suffering from the effects of smoke

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inhalation.

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The number of vacancies

in key medical positions -

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means women in London are the least

likely to be screened

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for breast cancer -

compared to women

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in the rest of the country.

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A study by Breast Cancer UK

shows that a quarter

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of mammography posts -

are 'unfilled'.

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NHS England say "cancer survival

rates have never been higher".

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The winners of the new London

Borough of Culture award

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have been announced

by the Mayor of London.

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Waltham Forest

is the 2019 winner

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and Brent is the winner for 2020.

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Each borough will receive

over £1 million - to help deliver

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a programme of cultural activities.

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The idea is to celebrate the unique

character of local people

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and places across London.

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London's theatres have had a record

breaking year with attendances

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topping 15 million

for the first time since data

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was collected over 30 years ago.

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It means numbers were up by over 5%

on the previous year -

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the Society for London Theatre says

the figures show London to be

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the world's theatre capital.

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You might remember

these from the 1990s.

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But now, these Furbys are being used

as a musical instrument

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by a performer from east London

who's got a strange knack of turning

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old goods and junk -

into musical instruments.

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To tell us more, here's our

reporter, Gareth Furby

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- and that is his real name -

but he's not related to them.

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We are inside a disused

building just off

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the Mile End Road in East London.

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A 27-year-old called Sam Battle

who is rapidly filling this room

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with electronic inventions

he has built himself.

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This is my lair where I make things.

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Basically, I build this stuff.

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They are musical instruments, often

made out of other people's junk.

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When I'm very lucky,

I find it on the street.

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I've never been shy of diving

in a skip when I see one.

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While not recommending

you do this at home,

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but this is a skill Sam has taught

himself over the past six years.

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I was quite bad

in physics at school.

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I didn't get very good grades.

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But I'm just very

practically minded.

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So, this just, kind of, works.

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He starting to make a bit

name for himself taking

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his inventions on tour.

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So here are his top three.

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In third place, the musical bike.

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With a synthesiser

and a drum machine on it.

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In second place, the mega drone.

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I call it a mega drone because

one pitch would be a drone

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but this is 100 of them.

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The point is to see what it sounds

like. If it doesn't exist, build it.

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But even that can't compared to his

newest and most ambitious creation.

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At number one...

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This is a Furby orchestra.

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It takes 45 Furbys.

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I found them in charity

shops, car-boot sales,

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Each of them are assigned a note and

a key to sing, so they are singing

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in June.

Of course, for someone who

shares the name, which goes back to

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medieval Yorkshire but was adopted

by a tour company, this is all quite

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fascinated. But even some bits he

might have created something a

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little unpleasant.

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I've made a monstrosity.

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This is like Frankenstein's evil

monster. What have I done?

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It's already a viral hit

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on the Internet and soon they'll be

joining him on tour.

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We should have wide up Gareth Furby

to that machine and see what

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happens! It's been a cold one.

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It's been a cold one.

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Now let's check

on the Weather with Kate.

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We have seen the worst of the snow

in parts of Kent and Essex but we

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are starting to see those snow

showers move across London. We

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are starting to see those snow

showers move across London. We have

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had a light dusting in one or two

places but also some sunny spells.

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The main thing is the bitter

coldness, it really is quite raw out

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there. The snow showers from the

south-east have been sweeping

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across, joined by a north-easterly

wind which is bitterly cold.

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Temperatures at one if we are lucky

and factoring in the wind-chill it

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feels a little bit colder. Snow

showers falling in the same places

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as last night but could drift a

little further west as we head

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towards dawn. Italy cold, -5 minus

six. We have one or two snow showers

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around but gradually they are moving

west and north so a little bit of

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respite from the snow tomorrow. Some

clearer and brighter spells in the

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afternoon. The wind strengthens and

it could be quite strong and feeling

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very cold. Factor in the wind-chill,

it is going to feel much colder than

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the temperatures. For Thursday and

Friday, this low-pressure sweeping

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towards the UK and it will turn to

snow so some disruption is expected.

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That's it for now.

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Riz will have our next

news at 6.30 on BBC One.

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Until then, stay warm

and have a very good afternoon.

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