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There's more throughout the evening on the BBC News Channel,


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


Over 50 years after the area of Havering joined Greater London,


there are people living there calling for it to break away.


This week, the council will vote on the issue,


with the local Conservative MP agreeing to support


Dan Freedman has been looking at what's causing some people to NOT


Since the year 2000, City Hall has been in charge


of London's planning, the police, transport,


the Fire Service, and environmental issues in the capital.


This year, the mayor's budget for all of that is ?16 billion.


It's likely you spend about ?23 a month, contributing towards that


as part of your council tax, but just as some of London's Brexit


heartlands wanted to take power and influence away from the EU,


now one London borough wants to be free of this administration.


We raise tax through the GLA precept, which is given over


to the mayor, then we have to beg for that money back.


So you think Havering would be better off out?


Here in the London borough of Havering it's market day.


We are just 12 miles from the centre of London,


but do people here feel like they are part of the capital?


Do you think Sadiq Khan, City Hall should have


On Wednesday the council will vote on a motion introduced


by Ukip to make Havering a unitary authority.


A move being described here, jokingly as Hexit.


It does tap into a sense of people frustrated with the people who make


A year ago, it was the people in Brussels, now it seems to be


Sadiq Khan says he doesn't think councillors will give this


They can see a problem and they can say that's a problem that these


people are causing us, or you can say, goodness me,


we have a problem, and let's get in there and try and deal with that.


While most here admit a Hexit seems unlikely,


it was only last year that similar frustrations led to


Visitors and traders have paused to reflect on last month's


London Bridge terror attack at this year's annual Bastille Day


Three Frenchmen were among the eight people killed,


and organisers today said they wanted to celebrate


France's national day in an atmosphere of love,


The air in the Underground has come under scrutiny today


following reports that it could lead to lung disease and


Transport for London has said that the air quality


is within safety guidelines following a freedom of information


It found that passengers could inhale up to 12 million


toxic particles a minute, largely produced by wheels


One of two new Woolwich Ferries being built, is to be


named after a teenage, who drowned while working


Ben Woollacot was dragged overboard while mooring


For six generations, the Woollacott family have worked


Steve, from Swanley in Kent, was trained up by his dad,


who was a boat man, and he in turn taught both his sons,


He just loved the way of life, the friendship, the camaraderie,


just working on the river, you know, you're in the heart


But back in August 2011, his 19-year-old son Ben


died in an accident, while working as a deck hand


It's hard to put into words, you lost your son.


He'll always be with us, I believe we'll meet up again.


You know, being out on the river, it's like he's here,


like his spirit's still here, as far as I'm concerned.


Following a local campaign, Transport for London has decided


to name one of the new Woolwich ferries, currently


We had lots of approaches from people about the naming


Of course we talked to the crews, the staff on the ferry,


we talked to local people and everyone was unanimous that


naming one of the boats after Ben Woollacott was a really


good thing to do, a nice thing to do.


For us it is very special to remember Ben, bearing in mind


we are river families, and you often here the Woolwich


ferry calling out, so we will always hear Ben's name when they make


The new ferries should be ready by next year.


Steve hopes his family's special bond with the river will continue.


It is all change weather-wise tomorrow, but for today, it was dry,


we had some good spells of sunshine around and once more it felt warm.


It will still be warm overnight tonight, lows of round 16


or 17 degrees Celsius, and it will be a dry and bright


early start to the day tomorrow, with some sunshine around.


But then the cloud amounts will increase through the mid-morning


and eventually we will get thundery showers spreading in from the south,


always worse the further east you are, but there could still be


some interruptions to play at Wimbledon tomorrow afternoon.


Top temperature, cooler than today, 24, 25 degrees Celsius,


so we will keep that cooler theme as we head through


Some longer spells of rain possible on Tuesday.


Our next news on BBC One is at 10.20.


Good evening. It has been a mixed day out there today, we have I had


rain in the north-west, but for many us there has been more warm


sunshine, here is the view in Southend this afternoon, a bit of


cloud round there, but as we head through the coming week, things will


turn more changeable.