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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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Bye for now.

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Good evening and welcome

to BBC London News.

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I'm Katharine Carpenter.

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People who lost their water supply

following the recent cold

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weather have criticised the amount

of compensation being

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offered by Thames Water.

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The utility company says

the payments are above the minimum

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required by law, but some customers

say its not enough after they were

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left without water for up to a week.

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Alpa Patel reports.

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As it has been a frustrating week

for Thames water customers as vast

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quantities of drinking water ran

down the drain or flooded roads,

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schools, care homes, businesses and

tens of thousands of people found

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themselves without. Charlie pollard,

who lives in Kennington, only got

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his water back on yesterday after

being without for more than six

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days.

It has essentially made the

flat unliveable. You can't do your

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washing, you can't cook pasta, and

you have to go out and buy bottles

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of water to fill the kettle with.

Thames water are offering

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compensation and so you will get £50

if you have been without water for

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between 12 and 24 hours. 100 hours

for between 24 and 48 hours, and

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£150 for more than two days. So what

does Charlie think of that?

If they

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are lumping in everybody 40 hours

plus into the same bucket, that's

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completely unreasonable. But the

second part is more the procedure to

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get the compensation, and having

been hung up on and tweeting my MP,

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who has been great and acted on my

behalf, but the fact we have had to

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be so proactive in getting

information out of Thames Water

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meant that £150 felt unfair.

Thames

Water say it is right that customers

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are properly compensated and that

they have worked around the clock to

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get everything back to normal. But

serious questions by local MPs and

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customers are being asked. Now the

regulator will investigate white

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tens of thousands of people were

left without a vital public service

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for several days -- why tens of

thousands of people.

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An investigation has been launched

by the police watchdog

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after man fell ill and died

after being restrained by police

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in South East London.

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Officers say they were

called to a house

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in Lewisham on Friday afternoon

where they found the 35-year-old

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in an agitated state.

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The Independent Office

for Police Conduct has

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begun reviewing footage

from officers' body-worn cameras.

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A 31-year-old man has been arrested

on suspicion of murdering

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a teenager in North London.

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Police were called to

a cinema in Wood Green

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on Thursday where they found

the 19-year-old with gunshot wounds.

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He later died in hospital.

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Parents whose children have

to cross a busy road to get

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to school in South East London say

they're worried one of them will be

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killed if improvements aren't made.

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The council says it's

consulting on options to make

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the road in Beckenham safer,

as Paul Murphy-Kasp reports.

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Village Away in Beckenham. Families

use the junction to cross the road

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to get to the nearest school, and

while they managed to cross the

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road, it is not always done safely.

This footage, shared locally on

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social media was shot to show the

daily struggle children face.

Every

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morning and evening we have to cross

the road and they are taking their

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lives into their own hands. I have

to get salmon to text me to let me

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know he has got to school OK. -- I

have to get Sam.

Bromley council is

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now consulting locals on getting a

traffic refuge island. Some say it

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is not enough, that the council

think it is the safest option.

We

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found in many places that the

refugees by far the best for taking

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all the members of the community and

the firm or who will take longer to

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cross the road, it just gives them

that bit more of confidence.

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Previous attempts by the council to

install an island have been rejected

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by residents and road users found

the average speed is below 30 mph.

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Harris Academy says it wants to work

with Bromley Council on solving the

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problem, but for parents and

pedestrians, a safe crossing could

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not come soon enough.

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Time for the weather now.

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Here is Georgina Burnett.

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Good evening. Many of us have

enjoyed brightness today but we have

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had a fair share of wet weather

which is set to continue for a good

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24 hours at least. Tonight some of

us will see rain pushing in from the

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south-west, not affecting everyone

and it will be cloudy with

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temperatures down to four Celsius.

Some of us wake up to rain and we

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have fragmented bands of showery

rain frustrating us, and the rain

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will be off and off, but heavy at

times and generally cloudy.

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Temperature wise, we did well today.

We got above 14 degrees, not quite

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there tomorrow, but still reaching

11 or possibly 12. Tuesday is

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looking like a very different day,

probably rain clearing to the East

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and the cloud behind it but we are

seeing sunny spells emerging.

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Wednesday, chilly start, but a good

deal of brightness and sunshine on

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offer. Temperature wise, sticking

with double figures for much of the

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week.

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We're back for our late

bulletin at 10.30.

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Have a lovely weekend.

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