12/03/2017 London News


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we are back with the late news at ten o'clock.

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Now on BBC one, it's time for the news where you are.

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Good evening, I'm Claudia-Liza Armah.

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One of the capital's top Universities is reviewing

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its procedures for tackling anti-semitism, after a spike

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in reported incidents involving students across

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SOAS - The School of Oriental and African Studies -

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is currently investigating claims two of ITS students were targeted

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When does a healthy campus debate turn into something more serious?

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At University College London they are wrestling with this issue

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as the contentious Israel apartheid week draws to a close,

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here and at dozens of academic institutions.

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We expect them to have robust policy and procedures in place

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to comply with the law, to investigate and swiftly address

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hate crime, including any anti-Semitic incidents

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Back in October, things got really out of hand here.

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The university's Friends of Israel group organised a talk

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from a former Israeli soldier, but didn't follow

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The university rejected their application, but changed their mind

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at the last moment on appeal, causing Palestinian supporters

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to accuse the University of double standards,

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Things got very heated, the police were called,

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but there were no arrests and no reports of serious violence.

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However, UCL's official report into the event found that:

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Anti-Semitism has been in the spotlight amid a reported 30%

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year on year increase in incidents nationally,

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and a doubling of incidents involving students or academics.

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This woman said she and her friend were targeted

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Two guys came to us and they tried to do something to my friend's

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phone, so I like stepped in the middle, between them,

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and the same guy, he went round me, he took my flag, my Israeli flag

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I wasn't provoking, it was inside my bag,

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and he just like, took it out, and my friend was "How dare you take

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They started to, like, there was almost violence,

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they started to walk into each other.

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One of the things I have agreed with the Union of Jewish Students

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but also with our SOAS society, is that we will review our

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procedures, but also do a lot more signposting,

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so that people who feel that there is a concern

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Five men have been arrested on suspicion of murder

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after the death of a man from stab wounds near Chelmsford.

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Officers were called to a property at

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Rettendon Common just before midnight last night and found

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a 19-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.

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This is one-year-old Sophia Elia-Schenka.

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To look at she's like any other toddler, but she has a rare

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And where life expectancy in most cases is just two years.

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Her parents, from Loughton, are now desperately trying to raise

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money for her treatment and boost public awareness

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of the condition, so other families won't have to face

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Like most 18 month olds, Sofia loves to play with her toys

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and read her books, but for her these things aren't

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easy, because she has spinal muscular atrophy type one,

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So her muscles don't get messages from the motor neurons,

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so they don't know to work and therefore they waste away.

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Though few people will have heard of the condition,

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it is the most common inherited cause of death in infants.

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And in 95% of case, life expectancy is under two years old.

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Yet despite its severity, Sofia's parents Victoria and Gee

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have struggled to access the treatment and

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We went and we started talking to the NHS about getting it

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At that time she was already close to one-and-a-half.

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Victoria and Gee told us that the NHS said they weren't

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eligible for a wheelchair because they live up a very

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narrow flight of stairs, and there is nowhere

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here on the ground floor for an electric wheelchair

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It's the most difficult thing to have to watch

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your child struggling with the simplest of tasks.

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She can't turn a page of a book, she can't pick up

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We contacted their local NHS, who said they do offer a range

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of services for children with life limiting conditions,

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and Epping Forest Council claimed they are trying to help,

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in spite of a shortage of social housing.

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Now a look at the weather with Lucy Martin.

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A fairly cloudy and damp end to the weekend, but as we move

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into the working week, we are going to return

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to something that bit brighter, some sunshine on the way.

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So if we put the detail on to the map then, that band

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of rain finally clearing as we move through this evening and overnight.

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Some clearer spells into the early hours, overnight lows

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of between three and seven degrees Celsius.

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So a chilly start to the day tomorrow, some cloud round first

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thing, but brightening up as we move through the morning.

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Mmaximum temperature 16 degrees Celsius, so feeling

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We are staying mild as we move through the first part of the week,

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but it will turn increasingly cloudy.

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Hello, the weather was hit-and-miss today across the UK, bit of

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sunshine, a few spots of rain, the skies are clearing now, particularly

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in western area, and unlike the last few nights, this coming night, it is

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going to turn chilly, there is a touch of frost on the way, these are

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clouds from today. Some of it rain bearing, this gap in the weather,

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that is going to be over the UK, during the course of the night so

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hence the temperatures will dip away.

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