06/08/2017 London News


06/08/2017

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

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and I'll be back with the late news at Ten.

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Now on BBC1, its time for the news where you are.

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Good evening and welcome to the programme, I'm

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Train companies are warning of significant delays

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during tomorrow's rush hour at Waterloo station.

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Commuters are being reminded that ten of the 19 platforms

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at the country's busiest station will be closed for construction work

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They have been warning of the disruption for months.

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And this weekend the work began to upgrade Waterloo station.

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Platforms are being extended to allow for longer trains

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and to provide space for 30% more passengers.

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Extra staff have been taken on to assist people during the work.

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Really, really good to see so many staff out there,

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On Monday there will be even more staff than that.

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is really strong management as passengers in the morning will be

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coming into platforms that they are not used to.

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Nearly half of all platforms here in London Waterloo have now

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And to help ease some of the pressure, these older

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Eurostar platforms have been put back into use for the first time

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since the service moved to London's St Pancreas in 2007.

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But during significantly reduced services into Waterloo,

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rail bosses have asked passengers to consider taking a holiday,

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working from home or travelling earlier or later than normal

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I will need to add an extra half an hour onto my journey just make

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In the rush hour I would not like to be on the train, that is for sure.

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It is very crowded, even now, coming in on a Sunday.

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Infrastructure always needs to be developed and it is tough to deal

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The work will finish over the August bank holiday weekend.

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Not a moment too soon for passengers who are in for a difficult

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People with footage of a fatal shooting in Chelmsford

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yesterday are being urged not to post it online.

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Essex Police says anyone with mobile or dashcam recordings

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of the incident on Baddow Road should forward them

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The man shot outside the petrol station has been named as 34

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More than 100 rental bikes have been confiscated

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after Wandsworth council received complaints about them cluttering

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pavements and causing obstructions. The company, O bikes,

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doesn't have docking stations and allows users to pick up and

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Last month Hammersmith and Fulham council served removal notices

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The director of the V has apologised after a woman complained

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that she was asked to "cover up" while breastfeeding at the museum.

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Her complaint comes during World Breastfeeding Week.

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The museum's director tweeted that its policy is very clear

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and women can breastfeed wherever they like.

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Artists working from studios close to the Olympic Park say

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they fear for their future, because of plans to build

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The London Legacy Development Corporation says it will link

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thousands of homes that are being built in Hackney

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But some artists have been forced to leave their studios

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to make way for it, and others are worried they'll

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Hard at work in Hackney Wick's studio but painter

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not know how long she will be able to stay.

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As developers have moved into the area, many artists feel

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Lots of local artists are moving out of the country.

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We are losing not only skills, we are losing assets,

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we are losing the future of London in terms of creativity, really.

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The group in charge of London's Olympic legacy

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are planning to build the new bridge here, locating thousands

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of new homes and a new school around Fish Island.

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This needs to be a place where people can move around.

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Whether they are here as artists, here working at business,

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one of the barriers that stopped people working.

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The LLDC says it does not want to drive the artists out

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but some are worried that is exactly what the new developments will do.

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There is a great fear, which happens in lots of parts of London,

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where the development will squeeze people out because the rents will go

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up and up, the lower end of the market, if you like,

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in terms of struggling artists will be squeezed out.

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Musician Nima Tehranchi is one of those being forced to move away.

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He believes that London is at risk of losing its creative identity.

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The city has always been known as the cultural

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Now, if this area is lost, I don't think there will be

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somewhere geographically relevant that can take its place.

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The artists here say that they accept new housing

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is needed but argue there should also be room for the creative

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Now it's time to take a look at the weather with Lucy Martin.

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Some good spells of sunshine around to exit the weekend

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and as we move into tomorrow, it does look like a

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There will still be some brighter intervals but the risk

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First of all through this evening and overnight,

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we will see an amount of cloud, some clear spells at times.

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Temperatures falling to an overnight low of between 12-14dC.

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Fairly bright start to the day tomorrow.

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Cloud will tend to increase from the North.

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Just the risk of the odd isolated shower.

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Temperatures at the maximum of 21 Celsius.

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The best of the brightness will be in the east.

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I leave you with the outlook and the risk of heavy,

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even thundery showers, through Tuesday and Wednesday.

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It does look like it will become drier again on Thursday.

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I'll be back with the main headlines at around 20 past 10 tonight.

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But for now from all the weekend team - do enjoy your evening.

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Hello there. Rain and wind has been steadily encroaching from the West,

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ruining the early sunshine. The satellite rain picture shows the

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