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to BBC London News.
I'm Katharine Carpenter.
People who lost their water supply
following the recent cold
weather have criticised the amount
of compensation being
offered by Thames Water.
The utility company says
the payments are above the minimum
required by law, but some customers
say its not enough after they were
left without water for up to a week.
Alpa Patel reports.
As it has been a frustrating week
for Thames water customers as vast
quantities of drinking water ran
down the drain or flooded roads,
schools, care homes, businesses and
tens of thousands of people found
themselves without. Charlie pollard,
who lives in Kennington, only got
his water back on yesterday after
being without for more than six
It has essentially made the
flat unliveable. You can't do your
washing, you can't cook pasta, and
you have to go out and buy bottles
of water to fill the kettle with.
Thames water are offering
compensation and so you will get £50
if you have been without water for
between 12 and 24 hours. 100 hours
for between 24 and 48 hours, and
£150 for more than two days. So what
does Charlie think of that?
are lumping in everybody 40 hours
plus into the same bucket, that's
completely unreasonable. But the
second part is more the procedure to
get the compensation, and having
been hung up on and tweeting my MP,
who has been great and acted on my
behalf, but the fact we have had to
be so proactive in getting
information out of Thames Water
meant that £150 felt unfair.
Water say it is right that customers
are properly compensated and that
they have worked around the clock to
get everything back to normal. But
serious questions by local MPs and
customers are being asked. Now the
regulator will investigate white
tens of thousands of people were
left without a vital public service
for several days -- why tens of
thousands of people.
An investigation has been launched
by the police watchdog
after man fell ill and died
after being restrained by police
in South East London.
Officers say they were
called to a house
in Lewisham on Friday afternoon
where they found the 35-year-old
in an agitated state.
The Independent Office
for Police Conduct has
begun reviewing footage
from officers' body-worn cameras.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested
on suspicion of murdering
a teenager in North London.
Police were called to
a cinema in Wood Green
on Thursday where they found
the 19-year-old with gunshot wounds.
He later died in hospital.
Parents whose children have
to cross a busy road to get
to school in South East London say
they're worried one of them will be
killed if improvements aren't made.
The council says it's
consulting on options to make
the road in Beckenham safer,
as Paul Murphy-Kasp reports.
Village Away in Beckenham. Families
use the junction to cross the road
to get to the nearest school, and
while they managed to cross the
road, it is not always done safely.
This footage, shared locally on
social media was shot to show the
daily struggle children face.
morning and evening we have to cross
the road and they are taking their
lives into their own hands. I have
to get salmon to text me to let me
know he has got to school OK. -- I
have to get Sam.
Bromley council is
now consulting locals on getting a
traffic refuge island. Some say it
is not enough, that the council
think it is the safest option.
found in many places that the
refugees by far the best for taking
all the members of the community and
the firm or who will take longer to
cross the road, it just gives them
that bit more of confidence.
Previous attempts by the council to
install an island have been rejected
by residents and road users found
the average speed is below 30 mph.
Harris Academy says it wants to work
with Bromley Council on solving the
problem, but for parents and
pedestrians, a safe crossing could
not come soon enough.
Time for the weather now.
Here is Georgina Burnett.
Good evening. Many of us have
enjoyed brightness today but we have
had a fair share of wet weather
which is set to continue for a good
24 hours at least. Tonight some of
us will see rain pushing in from the
south-west, not affecting everyone
and it will be cloudy with
temperatures down to four Celsius.
Some of us wake up to rain and we
have fragmented bands of showery
rain frustrating us, and the rain
will be off and off, but heavy at
times and generally cloudy.
Temperature wise, we did well today.
We got above 14 degrees, not quite
there tomorrow, but still reaching
11 or possibly 12. Tuesday is
looking like a very different day,
probably rain clearing to the East
and the cloud behind it but we are
seeing sunny spells emerging.
Wednesday, chilly start, but a good
deal of brightness and sunshine on
offer. Temperature wise, sticking
with double figures for much of the
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