12/02/2017 London News


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Good afternoon and welcome to BBC London News with me, Jim Wheble.

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The mayor is calling on the government to spend more

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than half a billion pounds on compensating people prepared

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Sadiq Khan says his proposals for a diesel scrappage scheme would

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Others say there needs to be suitable

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Our Environment editor Tim Donovan reports.

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Much air pollution might be invisible, but it's killing 10,000

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people prematurely each year in London.

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Diesel vehicles should be scrapped, says the mayor, and the

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Government should compensate their owners.

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Unless they step in and take action against polluting diesel vehicles,

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I'm afraid they will be held to be in breach again of the law.

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not just because of the law but because

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they can help address the

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poor quality air in London, to step in and have a national diesel

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Now the mayor wants three and a half thousand

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pounds offered for each van or minibus

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and ?2000 in credit for the

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What I would like to see is allowing people to move not just from a

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diesel car, but hopefully to electric cars and

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things like that because you have to have...

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If you're going to get rid of one car you have to have

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an environmentally friendly alternative.

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There are some who point to Paris for lessons with the

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Champs-Elysees closed to traffic once a month and sections of the

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right and left banks of the river are now

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permanently giving over to

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Using a system of stickers on high polluting days,

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some vehicles are not allowed on the road.

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And in 2020, the Mayor says all diesel cars will be banned from

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In London they are saying it is not quite what it is

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If we pursue the programme we are going through, by

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2020 we will have reduced the air pollution in London by at least

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half, and that is the date at which they are talking about doing a

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diesel ban in quite a small area of Paris.

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So, you know, the programme we have got is a very practical one

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From this October in London drivers of the

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most polluting vehicles will have to pay a daily toxicity charge

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Sutton United fans queued up from the early hours of the morning

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today to get tickets for one the biggest games in

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In just over a week they play Arsenal in the fifth

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round of the FA Cup at Sutton's Borough Sports Ground

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and as I've been finding out, hopes are high.

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It was all about this today in Sutton. The golden ticket. It meant

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an early start, time to contemplate the big game. Got the tickets.

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Pretty cold. We are going to have a bacon roll, cup of tea and the rest

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of the day to talk about the big match coming up. I do hope Arsenal

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bring out their 14, if they do, I'm not that sure if they do bring out

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the full team, but Sutton do have a chance. I had heard a rumour at this

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flicker of confidence was in part due to Sutton's secret weapon. Who

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is this? Here's our reserve goalkeeper, the roly-poly goalie. Is

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he good? He is agile for a big man. And a saucy chap. I have been told

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that the roly-poly goalie is around here somewhere. I have got a feeling

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we will have to catch up with him. The queue for tickets was getting

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longer and longer and longer. You are at the end of the queue. Am I? I

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am amazed. And it was their school in the fourth round against Leeds

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United which has made the game against Premier League giants

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Arsenal a possibility. They call it the magic of the FA Cup. So could

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suddenly I did win? Realistically I think you are the one getting

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carried away, I have my feet on the ground, we are just delighted to be

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in the fifth round. I don't think a non-league club have ever reached

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the cup final and I think it's extremely unlikely but you can

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dream. We have found Wayne, here he is. How are you? Superb, yourself?

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We have seen you on the sauce bottles and will you step in on the

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big day? It would be good but we will be leaving the heat on Arsenal

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with the chilli sauce. Quite a morning let's put it that way.

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Lets have a look at the weather for the week ahead

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A little more cold weather until we get milder temperatures in the week

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ahead but the wind has been the main issue and it will continue through

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the night. Dry tonight and tomorrow, fair amount of sunshine on offer for

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many of us, the further north the more chance of a cloudy day and

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temperatures may suffer a little but elsewhere in the sunshine getting up

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to eight or nine Celsius but not feeling that way because of the

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chilli easterly wind. But as we head to the week and the wind starts to

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drop temperatures rise to double figures and it will feel very

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different indeed to the past couple of days by the end of the week.

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That's it from me for now, but do join us for the bulletin this

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evening at the later time of 11:20pm.

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Good evening, dull, grey, cold, miserable. And that's just me! The

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weather hasn't been great leader for most of us, it will be chilly out

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there with this nagging easterly breeze, wetter weather for Northern

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Ireland, by the end of the night most of the dampness across parts of

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Eastern Scotland and North East England, most of the high ground

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Luus will have faded away as well. But not warm, another chilly

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