25/02/2018 London News


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We're back with

the late News at Ten.

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Now on BBC One, it's time

for the news where you are.

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Goodbye.

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Hello.

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Welcome to BBC London.

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I'm Chris Rogers.

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First tonight, families took

to the streets of south London today

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to protest about the lack of school

places for their children.

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Later this week, final-year primary

school pupils will find out

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which secondary school

they have been given.

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Ayshea Buskh reports from Bromley,

where there's anger that

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a new school may not be open

in time for September.

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CHANTING.

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Taking their fight for a school

place to the streets.

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Hundreds of families marched

through Bromley town centre,

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angry at the council's decision

to not build a new free

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school in the area.

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The march was organised by parents

and teachers who want a boys school

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to be built on this playing field

in nearby Bickley.

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It's owned by Bullers Wood School

for Girls, who say an all-boys

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school is needed locally.

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We have 490 applications for

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180 school places, so we know

that there is a need and demand

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for this school in this area,

and we are deeply disappointed

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about this decision and deeply

worried about the prospect

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of opening this September.

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The local council gave the school

planning permission but last month

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that decision was overturned,

as a different department

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at the council found

there were still concerns over

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traffic and road safety.

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The head of the borough's education

department told BBC London

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they were disappointed

by the decision, but reassured

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parents that all applicants will be

given a place at a borough school.

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This family told me

they just want to know

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if their first choice

for an all boys school

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will be a viable option.

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Most of the schools within Bromley

are very good schools.

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The problem is that we'd very much

like him to go to an all boys school

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like his sister goes to an all girls

school, within the area

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that he can walk to.

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I want to make sure I'm

at a school, at least.

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And I want to know where I'm

going before September so we can

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get everything ready.

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With just days to go

before offers to secondary

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schools are confirmed,

these parents are still hopeful

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their children will get

the school they want.

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Changes to the Metropolitan Police

to meet a huge budget

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shortfall have been described

as a "disaster for London".

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The Met is merging each borough,

with the loss of 1,500 jobs,

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to form 12 new command units.

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The chair of the Safer Neighbourhood

panel for Camden and Islington,

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where the scheme was piloted,

says police "simply

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don't have the manpower"

to investigate low level crimes.

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Helen Mulroy reports.

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Officers searching

for hidden knives.

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They are part of policing operations

in Camden and Islington,

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brought together to test the idea

of merging borough commands,

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but the results of the pilot

are worrying for some.

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The impact of the merger

has been quite stark.

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Those who suffer anti-social

crime, low-level crime

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know they are not safe.

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Those are areas where the Met

are not bothering to investigate,

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they are not bothering

to mount investigations.

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They simply don't have the manpower,

and that is a direct result

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of pressure that they have

through the cost cuts they have

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because of the underfunding

by government and by the mayor.

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It's a disaster for London.

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The force needs to save £325 million

in 2022, and it's already cut

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600 million from budgets in recent

years, resulting in the loss

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of police officers and stations.

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Officer numbers are expected to drop

below 30,000 by April,

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the first time that's

happened since 2003.

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This is highly challenging.

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The reduction in numbers,

the change in the pattern of demand,

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the current risk around terror

and so there's undoubtedly a huge

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challenge for the Met

at the moment, coupled

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with the financial challenge.

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It means we have to think

about doing some things differently.

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This week, Sadiq Khan committed

an extra £110 million for the Met

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in the next financial year.

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He claims this means

City Hall is paying a greater

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percentage of the Met's budget

than ever before.

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In a statement, the Home Office

said:

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The mergers will be rolled out

across London over the next year.

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Well, there's been

talk of snow and ice.

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Will it be coming tonight?

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Let's find out with Lucy Martin.

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Let's find out with Lucy Martin.

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Hello.

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A cold but bright day today,

but it will turn increasingly cold

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through the next few days,

the risk of some snow.

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A cold night to come.

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We'll see clear skies but cloud

tending to increase from the east

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through the early hours,

with the risk of one

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or two snow showers.

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Temperatures falling away

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to an overnight low around

minus four Celsius.

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We are looking at a very cold night.

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A cold start tomorrow,

with a touch of frost.

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Tomorrow, a day of sunny

spells and snow showers.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow

weather warning for snow.

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Those showers carried in on a brisk

north-easterly breeze,

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so it will be feeling very cold,

despite temperatures reaching

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a maximum of three Celsius,

that cold wind will take

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the edge off.

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As we move into Tuesday, we've got

an amber warning in place for snow.

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We could see a substantial amount

of snow through the morning.

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A mixture of sunny spells

and showers into the afternoon,

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those showers falling as snow,

and again feeling very cold.

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Temperatures at a maximum

of two Celsius.

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Further snow showers

possible on Wednesday,

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another yellow weather warning

in place for snow, so stay

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tuned to the forecast.

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We are in for a rough week!

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That's all from the weekend

team at BBC London.

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We're back at around

10:20pm tonight.

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Until then, goodbye.

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