Title: 2008 -Magazine WINNER - BBC London News

Broadcast date: 2008 - Duration: 28'

Country: U.K., BBC - Coproduction: Prix

Inserts and Information:

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Text:

This programme is being submitted for the bogus universities investigation. This was a six-month undercover project by a small team that was broadcast on BBC London News magazine programme over two nights - the entry is for the second night. But we are also including a DVD of the shortened version made by BBC London which ran on the network flagship Ten O'Clock News the day before.

The story: We revealed how thousands of foreign students are being granted visas to study in Britain for fake degrees. Colleges charge students from Asian and Africa five thousand pounds, luring them to London to study. But the courses offer little education and the degrees are unaccredited. The bogus university uses venues at Oxford and Cambridge to give them an air of credibility. The government knows of the problem but is failing to act.

Why is should win:
As a small regional newsroom we uncovered a major story which carried across the world and which questions the credibility of the renowned UK and Irish university sectors. It shows that with limited resources, regional journalists can use local contacts and stories but take it to an international level.

The story was picked up by:
BBC Ten O’Clock News – 3 mins package cut by BBC London reporter.
BBC World
BBC Online – top five story on January 7th, 2008
Front Page story International Times and inside page lead
Six national newspapers in the UK.
In addition:
Three separate investigations are being conducted by regulatory authorities in the UK and the owner of one bogus college featured in the report has been prosecuted and fine as a result of our work.
Questions have been raised in the UK and Irish Parliaments
Irish education authorities stepped up efforts to ban Irish International University operation in Dublin

Antony Dore
TV Editor
BBC London News
Tel: 020 7208 9654
Mobile: 07860 341 495

Online Story about the entry:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7175730.stm

PRIX CIRCOM 2008 – MAGAZINE PROGRAMME CATEGORY

“BBC LONDON NEWS”


TX: 1830 on 8th January 2008

MUSIC BED AND GFX

RIZ LATEEF
On BBC London News, criticised for bringing the police into disrepute, a senior officer is dismissed for having sex while on duty. Also tonight,

ACTUALITY FROM REPORT
“You said the whole thing is dodgy”
“It is dodgy”
“Oh so you admit it’s dodgy”
“Of course it’s dodgy”

RIZ LATEEF
Lifting the lid on the bogus university, we expose the phoney aristocrat behind a scam to fleece foreign students.
Plus who’ll take pride of place on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth. Artist Antony Gormley asks - could it be you?

SYNC - ANTONY GORMLEY
“It’s called one another and basically it’s waiting for you to go and stand on top of the plinth.”

TITLE MUSIC

RIZ LATEEF
Hello and welcome to the programme. A senior police officer has been sacked after he was caught having sex with a member of the public while on duty at an airport. Masood Khan of the British Transport Police was responsible for passenger safety across the South East when the incident happened at Gatwick Airport's railway station. Today he was dismissed for bringing the police service into disrepute and ridicule. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Guy Smith reports.


VT REPORT
GUY SMITH PTC
This is all rather embarrassing for British Transport Police, you have one of its senior police officers while still on duty caught having sex with a woman in an office here at the railway station at Gatwick Airport. Now, he admits it was the wrong thing to do, indeed, that it was unprofessional but he claims, and I’m not making this up, that he was always contactable because he was wearing his earpiece.

Masood Khan, was the duty inspector responsible for passenger safety across the South East. He met the woman through this internet dating site for people who wear uniforms. On July 23rd 2006 he booked a small room rather like this one at the end of one of the platforms. He claimed it was for official business and apparently gave the name “Michael Plod” but we now know it was for something quite different.

GUY SMITH V/O
He was later tried at Southwark Crown Court for a criminal offence yet the jury cleared him of wilful misconduct. Today though, he faced a disciplinary hearing in London. Top management were unimpressed and sacked him. The reaction on the street was similar:

VOX 1
“Well I think he should lose his job because he isn’t paid to do that sort of business.”

VOX 2
“Keep it at home, or keep it out of the workplace altogether.”

VOX 3
“It was the wrong thing to do, especially if he’s supposed to be working and you’ve got a big responsibility but they shouldn’t sack him.”

GUY SMITH V/O
In a statement this afternoon the Independent Police Complaints Commission said:

“Masood Khan’s behaviour is not of a standard we expect of an experienced officer. His actions have brought the police service into disrepute and ridicule and the panel has recognised this.”

GUY SMITH PIECE TO CAMERA
He had a heavy responsibility that day because he was in charge of all our safety. To be fair though, Inspector Khan did admit his indiscretion straight away but his behaviour by all accounts was deemed unacceptable. Guy Smith, BBC London News, Gatwick.
VT ENDS


RIZ LATEEF
Coming up before seven, London living - why paying for your gas could soon become a postcode lottery.

PROGRAMME STING

RIZ LATEEF
Yesterday we brought you the story of a bogus university that's bringing foreign students to London and charging them thousands of pounds for fake degrees. But BBC London's investigation into the Irish International University isn't over. We wanted to track down the man who's the figurehead of the phoney university. Our reporter Angela Saini travelled from the backstreets of Whitechapel to the millionaires’ playground of Monaco, in search of the self-styled Baron Knowth.


VT REPORT
UPSOUND
“The Executive Senate of the University….”

ANGELA SAINI V/O
The Irish International University, It’s not Irish, it’s not even a recognised
university, yet it’s been allowed to operate virtually unchecked for seven years. Hundreds of students have been granted visas to study its degrees at private colleges in London, they’ve spent thousands of pounds on dodgy qualifications.

ANGELA SAINI
You were conned
SOUNAK HALDER, Student
Yep
AS
How do you feel about that?
SH
Very bad…very, very bad.
AS
Do your family know?
SH
No

SYNC - GEOFFREY ALDERMAN, Education expert
Some Students from the developing world go back to their countries of origin, they find that the qualifications, the beautiful diplomas they have, they might as well paper their walls with.

ANGELA SAINI V/O
Despite that, BBC London found that private colleges in London that offer these suspect degrees still appear on an official government register giving them credibility to overseas students.

The Irish International University’s website stresses its links with Britain’s best seats of learning in fact, all it does is hire out space for its ceremonies and lectures.

We sent along our own fake professor pretending he wanted to build links with IRU. He asked students if they felt conned.

VOX
“When you are in Pakistan, you think that you can study in Oxford. But when you come here it’s a totally different story.”

ANGELA SAINI V/O
We told Oxford University about this and they gave us this statement. They said:

“Oxford University will not be renting its facilities to the Irish International University in the future.”

We found out too that despite claims on its website of having a campus in Dublin, there’s no such thing and the degrees are accredited by a made up organisation.

Back at the degree ceremony in Oxford, there was one person missing. The Honorary Chancellor of Irish International, His Excellency Baron Knowth, head of the university’s governing council. But he’s no aristocrat. He’s Jeffrey Wooller, a chartered accountant from London.

Tracking down Mr. Wooller took me from his £1.2 million town house in Kensington to an even more exclusive one here in Monaco.

MUSIC UPSOUND SONG: “Music to Watch Girls By”

ANGELA SAINI V/O
Mr. Wooller is a tax exile living most of the year here in a flat in the heart of Monte Carlo, a stone’s throw from the famous casino. We took a gamble that he would meet our actor in a hotel room to discuss a fake business deal. Two hours later Mr. Wooller arrived and the whole scam began unravel.

Prof BEEG
“…and the Irish International University?
JEFFREY WOOLLER
Well, it’s not accredited so it’s not, em, it’s not recognised
PB
Where? It’s not recognised in the United Kingdom?
JW
It’s not recognised anywhere
PB
Oh

ANGELA SAINI V/O
And Mr. Wooller’s role?

JEFFREY WOOLLER
Honorary Chancellor
Prof BEEG
Honorary Chancellor, what is your role?
JW
I issue the certificate to the students and I’m photographed.
PB
With them
JW
Yes, I’m white and they appreciate someone who’s from UK going to their country.
PB
Oh I see

ANGELA SAINI V/O
We quizzed him about the university’s glossy website

JEFFREY WOOLLER
When you look at the website it’s a figment of someone’s imagination. Someone’s dreamt up what a university should look like and that’s what’s on the website.

ANGELA SAINI V/O
And what about the non-existent Dublin campus?

Prof BEEG
So they have a campus in Dublin?
JEFFREY WOOLLER
Yes, there is a campus in Dublin.

ANGELA SAINI V/O
And what about the Oxbridge connection?

Prof BEEG
I’ve seen the previous years photographs in front of Cambridge colleges or Oxford does that also help the students to give the image or…
JEFFREY WOOLLER
Yes, they love the convocations, they pay a lot of money to go to the convocations. If you can mention Oxford or Cambridge, the whole world thinks that it must be a good university.
PB
Oh.
JW
Very misleading
PB
That’s a bit dodgy isn’t it.
JW
The whole thing is dodgy.
PB
Really
JW
Yes

ANGELA SAINI V/O
Well by this point we’d heard enough. It was time to meet Mr. Wooller face to face.

ANGELA SAINI
Jeffrey Wooller, my name is Angela Saini, I’m a reporter from BBC London. We’ve been investigating the Irish International University and yourself.

ANGELA SAINI V/O
He was very willing to answer all our questions.

ANGELA SAINI
You said the whole thing is dodgy
JEFFREY WOOLLER
It is dodgy
AS
Oh, so you admit it’s dodgy
JW
Of course it’s dodgy
AS
I went to Dublin, there was nothing there it was just a virtual campus, there was just a mailbox.
JW
Oh, I didn’t know that I’ve seen the address and I thought there would be an office there.
AS
Are you going to quit Irish International University now?
JW
No.
AS
You’re not?
JW
No.
AS
So you admit that they’re misleading students.
JW
Yes.
AS
That they’re ripping people off.
JW
Yes. No, no, no, they’re not ripping people off. They’re misleading, their website is misleading, I’ve told them many times that the website is misleading. They are getting a degree, as long as they don’t know they’re happy.
AS
So they’re happy in their ignorance, is that what you’re saying?
JW
They’re happy in their ignorance.
AS
And you’re happy to keep them ignorant are you Mr. Wooller?#
JW
Yes because so long as they’re happy what difference does it make?
AS
Are you a real Baron?
JW
Yes.
AS
You’re a real Baron?
JW
No I paid for it.
AS
Oh so you paid for it?
JW
Yes.
AS
Final comment - you’ve already said students are happy in ignorance will you go home and disavow them of that ignorance at the very least?
JW
No, they’re happy and I think the university is giving them value for money.

ANGELA SAINI V/O
If Jeff Wooller is the honorary head of the university, the real power lies with Professor Hardeep Sandhu. We contacted him with our allegations. He told us the university had never claimed to be accredited in the UK and said he’d be happy to be inspected by the authorities here.

In an email to BBC London he said that the university’s accreditation body QAC (Quality Assurance Commission), UK Limited which he’s a director of, was no longer involved with the Irish International University, it no longer features on the website. Any claim that the university has a Dublin campus has also been removed from the website. He told us the Oxbridge connection is a purely commercial association and denied misleading students over the links. And finally he told BBC London that the university will not renew its affiliations with any private colleges in London.

This college in East London was affiliated to Irish International.

UPSOUND TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
I just saw the enrolment letters through the IRU courses.

ANGELA SAINI V/O
Trading Standards officers from Tower Hamlets carried out this raid as part of a crackdown on bogus colleges and universities. It’s believed there could be up to sixty more in the area which will explain why the government may now be waking up to the issue.

UPSOUND
It’s all an attempt to hoodwink the student

ANGELA SAINI V/O
This seminar was run by one of the agencies now responsible for accrediting international colleges here. They want a tougher crackdown.

SYNC - MAURICE DIMMOCK, Accreditation Service for Intl Colleges
The sole aim of these colleges is to mislead the students and to give them qualifications which are worthless.

ANGELA SAINI V/O
The government’s promising that by 2009 all colleges will have to be accredited if they want to bring overseas students to the capital to learn. It’s progress but not enough to have saved the students who have been conned out of thousands of pounds for dodgy degrees.
VT ENDS


STUDIO-BASED DISCUSSION

RIZ LATEEF
Angela Saini with that report. Well we can speak now to the Higher Education Minister who joins us now, good evening to you. Quite simply this is an absolute scandal that the Irish International University has been allowed to operate in the UK unchecked.

BILL RAMMELL, Higher Education Minister
What I’ve heard in your programme I’m shocked by and, by the sound of it, it’s been a deliberate attempt to mislead and deceive legitimate students. It’s not the norm, Britain is second only to the United States as a destination for overseas students and they come here because of the high quality of our system but nevertheless where there is abuse it needs to be rooted out. That’s why in January 2005 we established the Register of Education and Training Providers so that we could distinguish for international students, legitimate providers. Since that’s been established, 124 bogus colleges have been removed from the register.

RIZ LATEEF
So were you aware that the university was questionable?

BILL RAMMELL
No I wasn’t because it wasn’t on the register and as soon as we’d been contacted about this, and my department has not had complaints, investigations have taken place. They are ongoing and I’m determined to get to the bottom of this and ensure that action is taken. But this is not the norm. We’ve introduced that register, bogus colleges are removed from it, we now conduct unannounced investigations into colleges that want to go on the register.

RIZ LATEEF
Well clearly not, Bill Rammell, they’re not always taken off the register because it’s taken our investigation to shut down the Irish University in London, a university that’s been on a blacklist since 2005 which we have evidence of.

BILL RAMMELL
Sorry what you’ve just said is misleading, the Irish International University has never been on the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills register of legitimate education and training providers. We have as a result of that register removed, over the last three years, 124 bogus colleges, but there are criminals out there.

RIZ LATEEF
You’re right Bill Rammell, let’s just clarify for the viewers what we’re talking about is colleges who offer degrees accredited by the Irish International University.

BILL RAMMELL
Well if there is evidence of that and it’s the first time that complaint has been put to me I will ensure that between my department, between the Borders and Immigration Authority and trading standards, that is thoroughly investigated and action is taken. But the establishment of that register that we went out of our way to do has lead to the removal of bogus colleges.

RIZ LATEEF
What about those students who have suffered as a result. Those people who have seen colleges approved on your website directly losing thousands of pounds, like we saw in our report. If those students came to you demanding compensation for the money they’ve lost, they’d have a good case wouldn’t they?

BILL RAMMELL
What I would urge them to do is contact trading standards officers who have the power to take legal action. Look, what has been described on your programme, if it is accurate, is a deliberate attempt to mislead and deceive legitimate students. That is unacceptable, that’s why we established the Education and Training Register. That’s why we now conduct unannounced visits to colleges that want to go on that register. It’s also why we’re introducing a new Australian points-based immigration system which will give us stronger powers to detect bogus colleges and close them down.

RIZ LATEEF
Okay Bill RammeLl, many thanks, we must leave it there.
END OF STUDIO-BASED DISCUSSION

RIZ LATEEF
A builder was trapped in a building in Surrey for more six hours today after it collapsed. The man is believed to be one of three builders who was renovating the house in Purley when parts fell down just after half past eleven this morning. Our reporter Matthew Morris is at the scene, what can you tell us about the rescue?
OB NEXT

MATTHEW MORRIS LIVE
Well crews behind me are just putting the finishing touches to the clear-up operation. They were called at about 11.42 this morning. Now don’t be fooled by the house behind me, the façade is still in tact but at least 50% of that house has collapsed and fallen away and there are real concerns that it’s not stable. It wasn’t until just after half past 5 that the man was finally released from that property. It was a very complicated rescue operation. Specially trained urban rescue teams were brought in from across London, using wooden joists. In effect what the teams did was build a reinforced cage inside that property around the patient so that they could care for him before they could release him.

SYNC - DAVID WHITING, Borough Cmdr, London Fire Brigade
With a difficult operation, what we had to do basically was to make a safe structure inside a collapsing building but the skills we’ve got from our urban search and rescue teams that came from across London adequately dealt with the incident.

MATTHEW MORRIS LIVE
The patient has been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting and now the property has been handed over to Croydon Council.
OB ENDS

RIZ LATEEF
Okay Matthew, thank you for the update.

The death of actress and children's TV presenter Natasha Collins is NOT thought to be suspicious at this stage an inquest has heard. ( VT OOV) The fiancee of fellow TV presenter Mark Speight was found dead in the bath at the couple's penthouse home in north London last Thursday.

(VT WIPE) Londoners are being urged to ditch their traditional light-bulbs for free energy efficient replacements. Ken Livingstone is promoting the giveaway at B & Q this weekend. He wants to cut the capital's carbon emissions by half a million tonnes each year.

RIZ LATEEF
Deepcut barracks, where four young soldiers died of gunshot wounds, is to close. The government has confirmed that houses will be built on parts of the base which became notorious for what an official report called "harassment, discrimination and oppressive behaviour". Gareth Furby reports.
VT REPORT


GARETH FURBY V/O
Inside Deepcut barracks today the trainees here appearing happy as they learn a new skill, how to operate an army store but between 1995 and 2002 four recruits died at the barracks from gunshot wounds. The father of one, Geoff Gray is convinced his son could not have committed suicide, he even has a replica army rifle to back up his theory.

SYNC - GEOFF GRAY
Geoff was found with a bullet wound above each eyebrow, if this gun had been in automatic mode he would not have had those wounds in those places.

GARETH FURBY V/O
An independent review of the deaths concluded they were probably self-inflicted but criticised army training, citing harassment, discrimination and oppressive behaviour. Today the government announced the barracks are to be sold off.

SYNC - BOB AINSWORTH MP, Minister for Armed Forces
The name of Deepcut is associated with the loss of four young service people and but this is not the reason for this decision. I mean there is a huge rationalisation going on.

GARETH FURBY V/O
So Deepcut is just the latest addition to a growing list of MoD sell-offs.

SYNC - AMYAS GODFREY, The Royal United Services Institute
While the size of manpower has been withdrawing over the last 15 years, we’re only now catching up with a lot of the real estate.

GARETH FURBY V/O
But despite the death of his son, Mr. Gray doesn’t think Deepcut should be sold.

SYNC - GEOFF GRAY
I’m sort of puzzled and saddened really. There’s been an awful lot of effort, time and money put into Deepcut to turn it around from what was a hell hole into a really good training establishment. There’s more staff there now, there’s a structured routine for recruits to follow.

GARETH FURBY V/O
But they’ve already built new estates on the land just up the road and this really is the end of an era here. Although the base may not close completely until 2013. Gareth Furby, BBC London news, Deepcut Barracks.
VT ENDS


RIZ LATEEF
Still to come tonight

JANE WITHERSPOON PTC
I’m in Trafalgar square checking out the artwork that’s battling it out for a place on that fourth plinth.

PROGRAMME STING

RIZ LATEEF
It probably comes as no surprise to many of us that our city is one of the most expensive in the world to live in. But now it could get even more so. Londoners are facing the biggest gas bill rises in the country after the supplier, Npower, introduced different prices for different regions. And others may follow suit. Victoria Hollins is here with the details.

VICTORIA HOLLINS STANDING BY STUDIO GRAPHICS PLASMA
This all began at the end of last week when the country's 4th largest energy supplier- Npower - announced big rises in its gas prices. The average price rise across the country was about 17%. But in London the figure is much higher. Here, gas customers will see a rise of nearly 24%. That's about £122 a year on the average gas bill. Postcode pricing already happens with electricity - Npower says it now has to happen with gas because it costs more to distribute gas - particularly in London, it's a fairer way to charge people and they're still not passing the full increase onto customers. But the energy watchdog doesn't think that's the full story.

SYNC - ADAM SCORER, Energywatch (in the screen)
No price rise is just about covering cost, it should be about trying to attract customers with good value products. The people of London will have to decide whether Npower is offering them a decent deal. I think most of them will look at it and say I don’t think so.

VICTORIA HOLLINS CONTINUES BY STUDIO GRAPHICS PLASMA
Regional pricing means that Londoners will pay about £43 more a year for gas than people in the cheapest parts of the UK- like Scotland. And the implications for customers could be serious.

VOX 1
Basically, I’m just finding it hard to just find the money to actually pay for it to be honest with you because London’s expensive enough as it is.

VOX 2
Everybody should pay the same, they should pay for what they use irrespective of where they’re living.
VOX 3
It is beginning to affect me, definitely, it’s getting more and more expensive to live and I’m getting more and more overdrawn.

SYNC - JOHN SIMPSON, National Energy Action
People will be forced to make a choice between do they eat or do they heat and so if they choose not to heat then that’ll have a knock-on effect on their health and so people are going to be facing some dramatic choices.

VICTORIA HOLLINS CONTINUES BY STUDIO GRAPHICS PLASMA
So what about the other gas suppliers in London? Well we've spoken to the main 5 - British Gas say they're looking at the regional pricing structure but aren't planning immediate changes. Powergen are monitoring the market but aren't planning any price changes. EDF say their prices are continually under review and are considering the plans. Scottish Power already has a regional pricing structure and Scottish and Southern Energy already charge slightly more for customers south of the border but say they've no plans to extend that.

VICTORIA HOLLINS CONTINUES WITH OOV VT IN PLASMA
Customers can of course change gas suppliers if they think they are now paying too much. BUT the watchdog says it's probably worth waiting to see how other suppliers react before making the change. Riz.

RIZ LATEEF
Thank you Victoria. Now some of the biggest names in the art world are all vying for their work to be shown at one of the capital's prime locations - the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. It's going to be a difficult choice for more reasons than one. Jane Witherspoon is there and can explain.
OB NEXT

JANE WITHERSPOON LIVE AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Well it certainly is going to be a difficult decision as some of the country’s biggest names in art including Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin and Anish Kapoor battle it out to have their work here in Trafalgar Square. As you can see over my shoulder, the fourth plinth is currently occupied by Thomas Schütte's “Model for a Hotel”, that will be coming down next year to make way for one of the six shortlisted artworks that I got to check out earlier today.
VT NEXT


JANE WITHERSPOON V/O
The new proposals for Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth could spark another debate about public art. They include a small group of meercats, a giant ship in a bottle, a burnt out car, five concave mirrors, a solar-powered illuminated peace sign and a proposal from Antony Gormley who’s inviting you to become the actual artwork on the empty plinth.

SYNC - ANTONY GORMLEY,Artist
The idea is that life takes the place of art so we’ll have 8,760 people, a continuous inhabitation of the plinth for a whole year for one hour at a time, each person has one hour to do whatever they like on top of the plinth.

JANE WITHERSPOON V/O
The stone statue base in the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square has caused much controversy over the years. It remained empty from 1841 until 1999 when a host of contemporary works took over the space.

SYNC - SANDY NAIRNE, Chairman, Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group
You might not expect that Trafalgar Square would be the right place to see modern art and I think it’s become a rather wonderful but surprising programme that the fourth plinth is the place. But because it is just the opportunity that the fourth plinth got left over, it never got used when it was built in the 19th century and I think we all feel, those of us on the commissioning group, that it’s much better to have a changing programme of new ideas than to give it over for one particular commemoration or traditional statue.

JANE WITHERSPOON V/O
There has been mixed reaction from the public that have seen the proposals so far.

VOX 1
Anish Kapoor, it is the right scale and he has this amazing impact with colour which I think will just be lovely in Trafalgar Square.

VOX 2
Meer cats? Well I don’t think so somehow.

JANE WITHERSPOON V/O
The shortlist is now open and the public have until April to have their say before the fourth plinth commissioning group will make their recommendation to the mayor of London.
VT ENDS


JANE WITHERSPOON LIVE
Well the bookies’ favourite is already the ship in the giant bottle, we want to know what you think so check out our website and let us know, bbc.co.uk, back to you.
OB ENDS

RIZ LATEEF
We wait and watch, thanks Jane. Let's check on the weather now with Peter. And is it still blustery out there?
OB NEXT

PETER COCKROFT LIVE WITH GRAPHICS OVERLAY
Hi Riz! Perfect timing, the road sweeper has just arrived so it might be a bit noisy for a moment but at least it’s dry however there is more wet and windy weather on the way. I think it will stay dry though at Stamford Bridge, for the start of the match between Chelsea and Everton. Of course that’s the first leg of the first semi-final, you can listen to our commentary on BBC London Radio, at 94.9FM as well as digital but by the end of the match it could well be chucking it down and blowing a hooley, perhaps winds touching 50 miles an hour in the gusts but the winds will change direction as that rain crosses London pushing it out of the way, that wet weather and then the winds will ease, the skies will clear and it’s going to turn quite chilly by the end of the night. Temperatures down to around three or four Celsius. So quite a cold start to tomorrow but as you’ll be able to see, once the sun gets out of bed it is going to light the land quite nicely. So lots of low winter sunshine tomorrow, quite breezy again and again the breeze will blow a bit of cloud across London. A few showers as well and it’s going to feel a little bit colder than it has done today. As far as the end of the week’s concerned, yes, more wet and windy weather. Probably Thursday the wetter day, the more persistent rain. On Friday I think we’re going to get a mixture of sunshine and showers and some of the showers pretty heavy. So the outlook is for yet more windy weather, more unsettled weather and it might turn a little bit stormy for a time over night tonight but it should have calmed down by tomorrow morning. Riz.
OB ENDS

RIZ LATEEF
Thanks very much Peter. Just time for a reminder of the main headlines.

MUSIC BED

VT OOV
An investigation's begun into a suspected gas explosion in Plymouth, which killed a 9-year-old girl. Stephanie Hammacott was on her way to school when the wall of a house blew out, trapping her beneath the rubble.

WIPE MUSIC BED
A London man who admitted he intended to fly to Pakistan to carry out acts of terrorism has been jailed for four and a half years. Sohail Qureshi was arrested at Heathrow in 2006.

WIPE MUSIC BED
And on this programme tonight, Higher Education Minister Bill Rammell pledged the Government would crackdown on bogus universities offering worthless degrees. It follows a BBC London investigation into the sham Irish International University.

RIZ LATEEF BACK IN VISION
And that's all from us this evening. I'll be back with our next bulletin during the 10 o'clock news here on BBC One. Plenty more though of course on our website. From all the team here have a good evening.

END TITLE MUSIC


Warning: main() [function.main]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /kunden/im-spessart.de/circom/database/info_alles2.php on line 39

Warning: main(http://cr-files.de/filesize.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: Success in /kunden/im-spessart.de/circom/database/info_alles2.php on line 39

Warning: main() [function.main]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /kunden/im-spessart.de/circom/database/info_alles2.php on line 39

Warning: main(http://cr-files.de/filesize.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: Success in /kunden/im-spessart.de/circom/database/info_alles2.php on line 39

Warning: main() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://cr-files.de/filesize.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /kunden/im-spessart.de/circom/database/info_alles2.php on line 39