11/03/2018 London News


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS


11/03/2018

The latest news, sport and weather from London.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 11/03/2018. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

You can see more on all of today's

stories on the BBC News Channel.

0:00:000:00:02

Have a very good night.

0:00:020:00:04

Good evening and welcome

to the programme,

0:00:120:00:14

I'm Katharine Carpenter.

0:00:140:00:17

People who lost their water supply

following the recent cold weather

0:00:170:00:20

have criticised the amount

of compensation being

0:00:200:00:22

offered by Thames Water.

0:00:220:00:24

The company says the payments

are above the minimum required

0:00:240:00:27

by law but it comes as the industry

regulator, Ofwat, is set

0:00:270:00:30

to investigate why thousands

of homes and businesses went

0:00:300:00:33

without water for up to a week.

0:00:330:00:36

Alpa Patel reports.

0:00:360:00:44

It has been a frustrating week

for Thames water customers as vast

0:00:440:00:47

quantities of drinking water ran

down the drain or flooded roads,

0:00:470:00:49

schools, care homes,

businesses and tens of thousands

0:00:490:00:53

of people found themselves without.

0:00:530:00:58

Charlie Pollard, who lives

in Kennington, only got his water

0:00:580:01:01

back on yesterday after being

without for more than six days.

0:01:010:01:04

It has essentially made

the flat unliveable.

0:01:060:01:09

You can't do your washing,

you can't cook pasta,

0:01:090:01:12

and you have to go out and buy

bottles of water

0:01:120:01:16

to fill the kettle with.

0:01:160:01:18

Thames Water are offering

compensation and so you will get £50

0:01:180:01:22

if you have been without water

for between 12 and 24 hours.

0:01:220:01:28

100 hours for between 24

and 48 hours,

0:01:280:01:30

£100 for between 24 and 48 hours,

and £150 for more than two days.

0:01:380:01:41

So what does Charlie think of that?

0:01:410:01:45

If they are lumping in everybody 48

hours plus into the same bucket,

0:01:450:01:48

that's completely unreasonable.

0:01:480:01:49

But the second part is more

the procedure to get

0:01:490:01:52

the compensation, and having been

hung up on and tweeting my MP,

0:01:520:01:55

who has been great and acted

on my behalf, but the fact we have

0:01:550:01:58

had to be so proactive in getting

information out of Thames Water

0:01:580:02:01

meant that £150 felt unfair.

0:02:010:02:05

Thames Water say it is right that

customers are properly compensated

0:02:050:02:09

and that they have worked

around the clock to

0:02:090:02:12

get everything back to normal.

0:02:120:02:15

But serious questions by local MPs

and customers are being asked.

0:02:150:02:19

Now the regulator will investigate

why tens of thousands of people

0:02:190:02:23

were left without a vital public

service for several days.

0:02:230:02:33

A 31-year-old man has been arrested

on suspicion of murdering

0:02:340:02:36

a teenager in North London.

0:02:360:02:39

19-year-old Kelvin Odunuyi was

attacked inside a cinema

0:02:390:02:42

in Wood Green on Thursday.

0:02:420:02:52

A man has died after being

restrained by police in south-east

0:02:530:02:57

London. Offices say they were called

to the house on Friday afternoon

0:02:570:03:01

where they found the man in an

agitated state. The Independent

0:03:010:03:07

office for police conduct are

investigating.

0:03:070:03:10

Parents whose children have to cross

a busy road to get to school

0:03:100:03:13

in South East London say they're

worried one of them will be killed

0:03:130:03:16

if improvements aren't made.

0:03:160:03:17

Bromley Council says it is

consulting on options to improve

0:03:170:03:19

safety as Paul Murphy-Kasp reports.

0:03:190:03:21

Village Way in Beckenham.

0:03:210:03:22

Families use the junction

to cross the road to get

0:03:220:03:24

to the nearest school,

and while they manage

0:03:240:03:26

to cross the road, it is not

always done safely.

0:03:260:03:28

They are taking their lives

into their own hands.

0:03:280:03:31

I have to get Sam to text me every

morning to let me know

0:03:310:03:34

he has got to school OK.

0:03:340:03:39

Bromley council is now consulting

residents on introducing

0:03:390:03:42

a traffic refuge

island like this one.

0:03:420:03:46

We found in many places

that the refuge is by far the best

0:03:460:03:49

for taking all the members

of the community, indeed the infirm

0:03:490:03:53

or anyone who will take

longer to cross the road,

0:03:530:03:55

maybe pushing a buggy,

it just gives them that

0:03:550:03:57

bit more confidence.

0:03:580:04:00

Previous attempts by the council

to install a crossing have been

0:04:000:04:03

rejected by residents and road users

found the average

0:04:030:04:06

speed is below 30 mph.

0:04:060:04:10

Harris Academy says it wants to work

with Bromley Council

0:04:100:04:12

on solving the problem.

0:04:120:04:15

But for parents and pedestrians,

a safe crossing couldn't

0:04:150:04:17

come soon enough.

0:04:170:04:26

Now the weather -

here's Georgina Burnett.

0:04:260:04:29

Good evening.

0:04:340:04:36

There was some

sunshine around today.

0:04:360:04:37

A little bit of blue

sky but also some rain.

0:04:370:04:40

We'll see some more tonight,

coming up from the south-west.

0:04:400:04:42

That will be cloudy with

temperatures down to four Celsius.

0:04:420:04:45

Some rain around tomorrow as well.

0:04:450:04:46

Showery rain for much of the day,

some dry spells as well,

0:04:460:04:50

and temperatures getting up to 11

Celsius.

0:04:500:04:51

Tuesday is a little drier

after the rain clears

0:04:510:04:53

the east in the morning.

0:04:530:04:54

And Wednesday, after a chilly start

should see some sunny spells, too.

0:04:540:04:57

That's all from the late team.

0:04:570:04:58

Goodnight.

0:04:580:05:00