06/08/2017 London News


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to the Women's Open Golf

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Championships in London.

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That's it.

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But do stay with us on BBC One, it's now time for the news where you are.

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Good evening and welcome to the programme.

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I'm Katharine Carpenter.

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Commuters are being warned they could face significant delays

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at Waterloo tomorrow.

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Works, which began at the station this weekend, will see ten

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of its 19 platforms closed for the next three weeks.

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Tomorrow morning's rush hour will be the first real test

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of how the station copes, as Tolu Adeoye reports.

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They've 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

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trains and 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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actively helping passengers.

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On Monday we believe there will be even more staff,

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and what is needed is that there is really strong management,

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because passengers in the morning will be coming into platforms

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that they are not used to.

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Nearly half of all platforms here at London Waterloo have now

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been closed for the work, and to help ease some

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of the pressure, these old Eurostar platforms are being put back

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into use for the first time since the service moved

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to London St Pancras in 2007.

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With significantly reduced services into Waterloo,

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rail bosses have urged passengers to consider taking a holiday,

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working from home, or travelling earlier or later than normal

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while the project is under way.

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I need to add an extra half an hour on my journey,

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just to make sure I get to work on time.

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In the rush hour, I would not like to be on the train,

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that is for sure.

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It is very crowded now, even coming on a Sunday, so it is not good.

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Infrastructure always needs to be developed,

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and it is tough to deal with it at the time.

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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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few weeks of travel.

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Tolu Adeoye, BBC London News.

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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 dash-cam recordings

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of the incident on Baddow Road should hand them over to detectives.

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The man shot outside the petrol station has been named

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as 34-year-old John Pordage.

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Artists working close to the Olympic Park say they're

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being forced out of their studios to make way for a new bridge.

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Others say they're being priced out of the area, but developers say it

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will link thousands of new homes in Hackney Wick to a new school.

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Sonja Jessup reports.

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Hard at work in her Hackney Wick studio, but this painter does not

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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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they are being pushed out.

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We find that a lot of local artists are moving out of the country,

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so we're losing not only skills, we're losing assets and we're losing

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the future of London in terms of its creativity, really.

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The group in charge of London's Olympic legacy

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are planning to build a new bridge here, connecting 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 that people can move around,

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whether they are here as artists, here working in a business,

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they live here, they are going to school here.

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Historically, this canal has been one of the barriers that

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stopped the space 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's a great fear, which happens in a lot of parts of London,

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that development will squeeze people out because the rents go up and up.

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The lower end of the market, if you like, in terms of struggling

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artists will be squeezed out.

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Musician Nima Tehranchi is one of those who has already been

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forced to move away.

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

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This city has always been known as a cultural

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leader in various ways, but now, if this is lost,

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I do not think there will be somewhere so geographically relevant

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that can take its place.

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The artists here say they accept new housing is needed,

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but argue there should also be room for their creative community

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to continue to thrive.

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Sonja Jessup, BBC London News.

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Now here's the weather with Lucy Martin.

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Hello, good evening.

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A slightly cloudier day on the way tomorrow, with just the risk

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of the odd isolated shower.

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First of all, though, through tonight, we will see

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varying amounts of cloud, some clear spells, with overnight

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lows of 12 degrees Celsius.

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A fairly bright start to the day tomorrow.

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Cloud will tend to increase from the northwest as we

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move through the day.

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Just the chance of the odd isolated shower, with highs

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of 21 degrees Celsius.

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I will leave you with the outlook.

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The risk of possibly a quite heavy, thundery shower midweek,

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but turning drier again by Thursday.

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We'll be back in Breakfast from 6, but that's all from the late team.

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Goodnight.

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