29/01/2017 London News


29/01/2017

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Good evening and welcome to BBC London News.

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Friends and family of the murdered teenager Quamari Barnes have made

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an emotional appeal today for parents across London to take

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action - to try to stop any more young lives being lost.

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They'd gathered outside the 15-year-old's

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school in Kensal Rise - where he was stabbed on Monday.

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Laying flowers, lighting candles, and with balloons, they came

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The 15-year-old schoolboy fatally stabbed as he made his way home

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Hundreds attended the memorial held in Kensal Green outside

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They paid tribute to a much loved son, grandson, friend and cousin.

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He touched a lot of people, all different age groups.

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He was a good boy and he was humble and he loved

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It's just so sad for anybody to lose their child like that.

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You send your children to school and you expect them to come home.

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But you don't expect them to be coming home in a body bag.

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The mood was one of sadness and disbelief.

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However, there was also a positive message, a call for action,

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for a more united community and for an end to

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Community's missing, that's what I find.

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And we need to build back our community again,

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We've got to do our part as parents, as community leaders,

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Hands up, who is going to make the change?

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A change Quamari Barnes's family hope will become his legacy.

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A man is being hunted by police after a number of young women -

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including a 13 year-old girl - reported they'd been

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sexually assaulted on buses in south-east London.

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The six attacks happened in Lewisham and Southwark -

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Police say there could be more victims yet to to come forward.

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A statue of Princess Diana will be built in central London

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by her sons Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge.

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It will stand in the public gardens of Kensington Palace -

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And where people left thousands of tributes when she died in 1997.

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The Princes said - 20 years after her death -

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the time was right to recognise their mother's positive

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People living under City Airport's flightpath -

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in south and east London - say new air traffic control

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technology is making their lives a misery.

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The airport says it was required by law to introduce

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the new navigation system - and that it's aimed at reducing

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the amount of time planes are flying above residents' homes.

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But those living beneath the flight path say the noise

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At a distance of 16 miles from Heathrow, aircraft noise

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dominates the local environment, registering over 60 decibels.

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This video made by campaigners shows just how noisy living under

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Last year, London City Airport introduced new air traffic

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It forced aircraft to follow concentrated routes in order to burn

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less fuel while flying over the capital.

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But, in trying to reduce carbon emissions, noise pollution over

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parts of south and east London intensified.

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The airport have made these changes because concentrated flight paths,

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they argue, possibly correctly, do enable them to fly planes more

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Now, we're not against that, but we do say that residents'

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concerns have to be taken into consideration as well.

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One area affected by the increase was Leytonstone.

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Author Saci Lloyd has lived in the area for over 12 years.

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So, we're on the edge of Epping Forest.

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And the sound is very, very noticeable.

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On some days, there's an aircraft flying over every 50 seconds.

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I have friends installing triple glazing.

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I know quite a number of people are considering moving out of the area.

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Well, City Airport has said that its aircraft now use a more

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accurate form of navigation, and a new arrival system should mean

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that claims spend less time flying over residential areas such as this.

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The Civil Aviation Authority says it will carry out a review assessing

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whether the impact and benefits of the airspace change

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And, with a further expansion of the airport planned

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and thousands more flights, just how and where they will

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fly is likely to be in many residents' minds.

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Let's get the weather now, here's Wendy Hurrell.

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It ended up a somewhat soggy Sunday, in stark contrast to first

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This is the mill pond that's known as the River Thames reflecting

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the clear skies at Rotherhithe, but there will be mostly cloudy

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skies reflected as we go through the west of the week,

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We still have to clear some of this heavy and persistent rain,

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but it will shift out to the east as we go through the night,

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leaving behind a fair amount of misty, murky low cloud,

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but that will keep the temperature up too, between 5 and 7 degrees.

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There won't be much that shifts that cloud throughout the afternoon.

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It really will be quite a grey day, with some drizzle

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We should get into double figures tomorrow,

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and indeed, for much of this week, but under a lot of cloudy skies,

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with spells of rain from time to time.

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We'll be back later though at 1020pm.

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Till then - have a very good evening.

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There was some sunny and cheerful weather across the UK today.

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Scotland and the far north of England, but

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