04/03/2018 London News


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That's all from me,

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Good evening, I'm Asad Ahmad.

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A new offence of "Causing Death

by Dangerous Cycling" could be

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recommended by Ministers as early

as next week.

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A review into current

road safety legislation,

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follows the death of a mother,

killed by a cyclist with no

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front brakes, in east

London, two years ago.

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Emma North can tell us more.

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Kim Briggs was on her lunch

break in East London

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when she was knocked over

by a cyclist.

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She died one week later.

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The man who hit her was

Charlie Alliston and whose bicycle

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had fixed wheels and no front brake,

which is illegal on Britain's roads.

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He was found guilty of an offence

from the 18 hundredths

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and was jailed for 18 months.

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Today her widower said

he had no official word

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of what the government plans work,

but in the past he said his wife's

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death has exposed a gap in the law.

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What I want is for the police

and the CPS, because this

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probably will happen again,

to have a coherent law to be able

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to reach for in the future.

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Later this week, the government

is expected to announce that

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cyclists who kill pedestrians

could be charged under a new law

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similar to causing death

by dangerous driving and that

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carries a life sentence.

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The government says this review

will deal with all aspects of cycle

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safety including a possible law

to deal with cyclist

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who kill pedestrians.

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But some campaign group say this

is simply not enough.

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They are tinkering around the edges.

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We were promised a review in 2014

of all road traffic offences

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and we are still waiting for it

and now we have a limited review

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just of cycling offences.

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The review is due at

the end of this week.

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More than 20,000 homes in London

are without water tonight.

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Lorry loads of bottles have been

handed out by Thames Water

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to customers in areas from north

London to south.

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The company says it's experiencing

"exceptionally high levels

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of demand", due to multiple bursts,

and an increase in leaks.

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All households in London

are being asked to use

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as "little water as possible".

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This is what a resident in south

London told us tonight.

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Obviously you can't shower, we can't

use our toilets, we can't wash up

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our dishes, we can't wash any

clothes. We found the water was off

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yesterday. We hoped it would be back

on this morning, which was not the

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case. It just seems like there isn't

an end in sight at the moment and we

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just want some information on when

we might get some water back.

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Thousands of women -

but not just women -

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marched through central London

today, to mark International Women's

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Day, and call for gender equality.

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Also at the march was a descendent

of one of the most famous

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suffragettes of all time.

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Adina Campbell has this report.

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Adina Campbell has this report.

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Holding banners and placards,

campaigners were keen to spread

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their support for gender equality,

with help from the

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great-granddaughter of Emmeline

Pankhurst, who co-founded the

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suffragette movement in the early

20th century.

I think she would be

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enjoying this, she would be saying

it is rarely important you are still

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doing it, here we are using the

deeds not words look and is. These

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were the slogans of the day. Today

it's time's up and me too. She would

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recognise all of that, she would be

saying keep going and use more

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traditional forms such as marchers,

and modern ones such as Twitter and

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social media. There are still a lot

to be done. I think she would be

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voting us forwards, not backwards.

Today's's rally has gained

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widespread support from London Mayor

Sadiq Khan to Welsh actor and

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activist Michael Sheen.

There is

clearly a moment going on but we

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have to make sure it is not just a

moment, that it is ongoing forever,

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and men have to stand up and show

their solidarity with women. It is

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not just a win in's issue, it is

about having a more fair and equal

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society, which everyone benefits

from.

It may be more than 100 years

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since some women were given the

right to vote, but many still feel

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gender equality is still a long way.

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Now the weather forecast for

tonight, and the start of the week.

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It will turn even milder next week,

we start off tomorrow between two

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and four Celsius but watch out for a

bit of patchy frost. The best of the

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sunshine will be through the morning

but then the cloud will increase,

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still some bright and sunny spells

in the afternoon. The chance of one

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or two showers toward central and

western areas but mostly dry, top

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temperatures of ten and 11 Celsius.

That is where they will tend to stay

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on Tuesday morning. More widespread

showers through the working week.

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That's it from the BBC London

weekend team for tonight.

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We're back from 6.30

tomorrow morning.

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I hope you have a very good night.

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