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


The mayor is calling on the government to spend more


than half a billion pounds on compensating people prepared


Sadiq Khan says his proposals for a diesel scrappage scheme would


Others say there needs to be suitable


Our Environment editor Tim Donovan reports.


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


people prematurely each year in London.


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


Government should compensate their owners.


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


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


not just because of the law but because


they can help address the


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


Now the mayor wants three and a half thousand


pounds offered for each van or minibus


and ?2000 in credit for the


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


diesel car, but hopefully to electric cars and


things like that because you have to have...


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


an environmentally friendly alternative.


There are some who point to Paris for lessons with the


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


right and left banks of the river are now


permanently giving over to


Using a system of stickers on high polluting days,


some vehicles are not allowed on the road.


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


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


If we pursue the programme we are going through, by


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


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


diesel ban in quite a small area of Paris.


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


From this October in London drivers of the


most polluting vehicles will have to pay a daily toxicity charge


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


today to get tickets for one the biggest games in


In just over a week they play Arsenal in the fifth


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


United which has made the game against Premier League giants


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Lets have a look at the weather for the week ahead


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


drop temperatures rise to double figures and it will feel very


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


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


evening at the later time of 11:20pm.


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


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


there with this nagging easterly breeze, wetter weather for Northern


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


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


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