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Now on BBC one it's time for the news where you are.
Good evening, I'm Claudia-Liza Armah.
One of the capital's top universities is reviewing
its procedures for tackling anti-semitism, after a spike
in reported incidents involving students across
A number of concerns were raised after a week of anti-Israeli
As Dan Freedman reports it's proving a difficult area
When does a healthy campus debate turn into something more serious?
At University College London they are wrestling with this issue
as the contentious Israel apartheid week draws to a close,
here and at dozens of academic institutions.
We expect them to have robust policy and procedures in place
to comply with the law, to investigate and swiftly address
hate crime, including any anti-Semitic incidents
Back in October, things got really out of hand here.
The university's Friends of Israel group organised a talk
from a former Israeli soldier, but didn't follow
The university rejected their application, but changed their mind
at the last moment on appeal, causing Palestinian supporters
to accuse the University of double standards,
Things got very heated, the police were called,
but there were no arrests and no reports of serious violence.
However, UCL's official report into the event found that:
Anti-Semitism has been in the spotlight amid a reported 30%
year on year increase in incidents nationally,
and a doubling of incidents involving students or academics.
One thing I have agreed is that we will review our procedure but also
do a lot more sign posting, so that people who feel that there is a
concern, that they know where to go. This is one-year-old
Sophia Elia-Schenka. To look at she's like any other
toddler, but she has a rare condition, where life expectancy
in most cases is just two years. Her parents, from Loughton,
are now desperately trying to raise money for her treatment and boost
public awareness of the condition. Like most 18 month olds,
Sofia loves to play with her toys and read her books,
but for her these things aren't easy, because she has spinal
muscular atrophy type one, So her muscles don't get messages
from the motor neurons, so they don't know to work
and therefore they waste away. Though few people will have
heard of the condition, it is the most common inherited
cause of death in infants. And in 95% of case, life expectancy
is under two years old. Yet despite its severity,
Sofia's parents Victoria and Gee have struggled to access
the treatment and We went and we started talking
to the NHS about getting it At that time she was already
close to one-and-a-half. Victoria and Gee told us
that the NHS said they weren't eligible for a wheelchair
because they live up a very narrow flight of stairs,
and there is nowhere here on the ground floor
for an electric wheelchair It's the most difficult
thing to have to watch your child struggling
with the simplest of tasks. She can't turn a page
of a book, she can't pick up We contacted their local NHS,
who said they do offer a range of services for children with life
limiting conditions, and Epping Forest Council claimed
they are trying to help, in spite of a shortage
of social housing. Any early cloud should clear,
to make way for some sunshine. Cloud in the afternoon,
but staying dry. Asad is here with BBC
Breakfast in the morning. But from all of us here,
have a good night. Good evening. For many places it was
a fairly cloudy day on suspend but there was sunshine for western areas
during the afternoon, and here are the clear skies at sunset in
Northern Ireland. Thanks to weather watcher Robin for this picture,
those clear skies have been making their way further east ward.
Temperatures are dropping away, we have seen temperatures of freezing
in parts of Northern Ireland. More cloud rolling in