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so it's goodbye from me -
and on BBC One we now join the BBC's
news teams where you are.
Welcome to BBC London News.
I'm Victoria Hollins.
The family of a 12-month-old baby
boy who was the subject of a legal
battle to keep him alive have
confirmed he died last night.
Isaiah Haastrup from
Peckham was brain damaged.
Specialists at King's College
hospital had said giving him
further treatment was not
in his best interests.
But his parents wanted it
to continue in the hope
they could eventually care
for their son at home.
Caroline Davies has more on this.
When Isaiah was born he suffered a
catastrophic injury that left him
profoundly brain-damaged. Since then
the question has been how best to
care for Isaiah. According to the
doctors, they believe there was no
prospect of him recovering, they
thought it was in his best interests
to remove life support and give him
palliative care only. That is
something his parents have always
disputed, they took that argument to
the courts where the judge decided
in favour of doctors that life
support could be removed. His
parents appealed but lost the
appeal, then took it to the European
Court of Human Rights but that was
rejected two days ago. Yesterday his
life support was turned off and
Isaiah died yesterday evening. We've
also heard from his parents today
who were incredibly distressed and
said how much they will miss their
He had a little
cheekiness about him, especially
when you come beside him and call
his name or he opens his eyes and
turns his head to you. That I'm
going to miss but right now all I
can feel is just pure anger. All I
know is justice was not served at
We've also heard from Isaiah's
father who said how proud he was of
his son. Hospital have given a
statement but the main thought that
the thoughts of the trust are with
the family at this difficult time.
The Government says a potential
source of an oil spill along
the River Lea in north east London
has been traced.
The Environment Agency
is investigating the spillage,
which started last month
and polluted a large
stretch of the river
between Enfield and Newham.
Responding to a question raised
in the House of Commons
by the Labour MP for Tottenham,
David Lammy - the Environment
Minster - had this to say.
Mr Speaker, I've already replied to
the right honourable gentleman
through written questions but in
particular the Environment Agency
has traced the potential polluter
but I cannot give further details
due to the ongoing investigation. I
can reassure the Environment Agency
visits along the area and we are
still working to clear that up.
To mark International Women's Day
today, all this week BBC London has
been speaking to some of the senior
women running London.
Today we hear from Cressida Dick,
the country's most senior police
officer and the Met's
first female commissioner.
She told Riz Lateef about some
of the helpful advice she received
early on in her career.
What was your first thought
when you were appointed
as the Met commissioner?
I was thrilled, I was humbled.
I was astonished, and I
thought about my mum -
no longer with us, sadly.
What would your mum have said?
I think she would have laughed.
I think she would be
amazed at how her little
girl had, you know,
gone on to do this.
How did you cope in those early days
with the canteen culture
and sexism in the force?
It was a different age.
I loved policing and I was
prepared to challenge.
I stood up for what I believed in.
But I remember one of my bosses
taking me into an office
very early on and saying, you know,
Cressida if you fight
every battle at the parapet
you will get shot down and that
will be the end of you.
So I think I learned that, you know,
you can't take on absolutely every
battle head on but you should
stand up for yourself.
In terms of the shooting
of Jean Charles de Menezes,
you were cleared of any wrongdoing.
You were in charge
of that operation.
Did you ever question your
judgment after that?
I don't think you can be
an effective operational leader
if you don't ask yourself hard
questions, so absolutely.
Did I think that I had made,
you know, a fundamental error
of judgment in the decisions I made
based on the information I had?
No, I didn't, but a terrible,
terrible thing happened.
An innocent man was killed.
You can hear the full interview in
our programme at 6:30pm.
We've heard a lot about
the difficulties disabled
people face in getting around
on public transport.
Improvements have been made
in recent years to accessibility
at tube stations, and there are now
more than 70 stations
which are either fully
accessible or offer some form
of step-free access.
But people with mobility issues
continue to have problems
using the transport system,
as Ellis Palmer has been
TfL has spent £600 million
on upgrading Tottenham
Court Road tube station.
They are claiming Tottenham Court
Road and other stations are now
fully accessible and step-free,
but I found this isn't
always the case.
This is me on my way to work.
I can easily get on at Stratford
station, but the only
way I can get on or off
here at Tottenham Court Road
is by asking random
passengers to help me.
There's a 22 centimetre step
between the train and the platform,
and the ramps that I'm entitled
to use have had "do not
use" stickers on them
for at least about six months.
Other parts of the station
though are really good.
The end of this platform has been
raised and signposted,
making it really easy.
There are 270 tube stations
in London, 72 of those are step free
but only 50 are fully accessible
from street to train.
Now the weather with
Good afternoon. It's been a mixed
picture so far today, we started off
with early rain and that pushed
eastwards, and the sun came out. We
saw blustery conditions but also
plenty of cloud through the late
morning. There is still reign to
clear from parts of Hertfordshire
and six but that should continue to
push eastwards and after that the
winds will ease down. We should see
sunshine develops just about
everywhere. Watch out for some
showers that may pop-out in western
areas but most can count on a dry
afternoon. Temperatures may be as
high as ten or 11 Celsius. Lighter
winds through this evening and
overnight, and clear skies with
temperatures dropping low enough to
get a touch of frost, particularly
in rural spots. Maybe some early
mist patches around too but for most
of us are bright start of the day.
We have more cloud spreading from
the south, that will tend to thicken
as we had through the afternoon.
Eventually we will start to see rain
as well but drive the most of the
daylight hours I suspect with the
rain only arriving for the vast
majority of the capital in the
afternoon. Then we have some more
rain on Saturday morning, that will
clear away. If we get any brightness
through the day on Saturday we could
get as high as 14 or 15 Celsius. A
grey, damp start of the day on
Saturday but hopefully some
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.