25 November 2014
Ickenham residents express anger over the impact HS2 will have on area.
Intelligence agencies could not have stopped Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder but they did not have access to a "significant" online exchange, a report finds.
A man is arrested after a cyclist died after he was hit by a car that failed to stop in east London.
Bakerloo Line passengers are stuck on an early morning Underground train in north-west London for more than an hour.
Chelsea qualify for the Champions League knockout phase as they ruthlessly beat Roberto Di Matteo's Schalke.
That's all for Local live today. Josephine McDermott will be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Have a good evening.
Leader of Hounslow Council, Steve Curran and councillor Sue Sampson have signed up to the white ribbon campaign as part of UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Cllr Sampson, whose sister was murdered by her estranged husband, said: "Violence against women is violence against humanity. Not only does it inflict physical wounds on those who suffer from it, it mentally scars women and their families."
On the programme at 18:30 on BBC One: Lured to his death over the internet - the Surrey schoolboy murdered by a man he met playing online video games.
And why one MP has labelled high speed rail's organisation as "shambolic" and "incompetent".
According to the Croydon Advertiser the town has been ranked as the 7th best place in the UK for shopping.
This evening and tonight will be rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading in from the south. Through the night the wind will ease and it will become damp and misty with extensive low cloud, especially through the Thames Estuary. Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).
Thanks to London from the Rooftops for sending us this picture of yesterday's sunset in the capital.
Facebook has issued a statement after it emerged it hosted a conversation by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers five months before the attack.
Michael Adebowale said he wanted to kill a soldier and discussed his plans in "the most graphic and emotive manner", according to the UK's Intelligence and Security Committee.
Facebook said: "Like everyone else, we were horrified by the vicious murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. We don't comment on individual cases but Facebook's policies are clear, we do not allow terrorist content on the site and take steps to prevent people from using our service for these purposes."
Police are trying to track down Daisy McFadyen, 20, of Islington, after she failed to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 11 November to stand trial for fraud offences.
An arrest warrant has been issued and Surrey Police believe she may have links to the West Ham and Stratford areas. Anyone with information should the force on 101.
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Twelve million commuter journeys could be disrupted when one of London's busiest stations partly closes over Christmas and new year, rail authorities have warned.
Southern and Thameslink trains will not call at London Bridge station from 20 December to 4 January.
Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo says he is not motivated by revenge as his Schalke side prepare to host the Blues in the Champions League.
Di Matteo, 44, won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 but was sacked six months later.
Passengers on a Bakerloo line Tube which stalled in the Queen's Park area at about 05:30 this morning were plunged into darkness for more than an hour.
Commuter Ben Davis told the BBC: "We've been stuck on the Tube in freezing temperatures at Queens Park on the Bakerloo Line for over an hour." London Underground apologised and offered passengers a refund.
The lead story at 17:00 on BBC London 94.9: The murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich could not have been prevented, despite his killers appearing in seven intelligence investigations, a parliamentary committee has found.
Sam Fryer, a mother from Mitcham, has told This Is Local London she had to get a Tetanus jab after her lip was sliced open by a shard of glass found in her chips from KFC.
The restaurant is investigating but said it is "confident" the glass did not originate from their kitchen.
The inquiry into the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby revealed Michael Adebowale swapped messages with an extremist and blamed the "company on whose system the exchange took place". That company is now understood to be Facebook.
The firm was not named in the report for this, and earlier committee chairman Sir Malcolm Rifkind said: "This company does not regard themselves as under any obligation to ensure that they identify such threats, or to report them to the authorities.
"We find this unacceptable: however unintentionally, they are providing a safe haven for terrorists."
Lee Rigby's uncle tells the BBC: "Mistakes have been made possibly, perhaps we could have done bit more, but I can't believe Lee's murder could have been stopped."
The parliamentary committee flagged up an online exchange between Adebowale and an overseas extremist, now understood to have been carried out over Facebook, which only came to light after the attack on Fusilier Lee Rigby.
In the exchange from December 2012, Adebowale expresses his intent to murder a soldier in a "graphic and emotive" manner.
Committee chairman Sir Malcolm Rifkind said: "This was highly significant. Had MI5 had access to this exchange at the time, Adebowale would have become a top priority. There is then a significant possibility that MI5 would have been able to prevent the attack."
The BBC understands that the company which carried Michael Adebowale's exchange with a foreign extremist about wanting to murder a British soldier was Facebook.
He later went on to murder Fusilier Lee Rigby. Facebook has so far refused to comment.
BBC London's home Affairs correspondent tweets: Hazel Blears (Labour MP): Govt's counter-terrorism programme is not working. Prevent prog. needs to be properly resourced and targeted
The lead story at 16:00 on BBC London 94.9: David Cameron says "significant areas of concern" have been raised by a parliamentary report, which identified missed opportunities for security services to learn more about the men who murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby.
Scotland Yard's police helicopter team tweets: I99 conducting Counter Terrorism patrols over London's transport hubs #CTAW2014
A costume worn by Marilyn Monroe for a photo shoot is expected to fetch up to £500,000 when it goes under the hammer next month at Christie's pop culture sale in South Kensington on 16 December.
Also going under the hammer is a black leather motorcycle jacket worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day which has been valued at £25,000 and includes several custom-made bullet holes.
BBC London reporter Charlotte Franks tweets: I'm looking to speak to someone who was injured whilst travelling as a passenger on a London bus. Do u know anyone who was hurt?
Ickenham is an affluent, leafy suburb in north-west London.
But now due to the necessities of tunnel engineering it finds itself - along with Camden - at the forefront of the fight against HS2.
The lead story at 14:00 on BBC London 94.9: A report says the two men who murdered a British soldier in broad daylight in south-east London last year were under investigation at various times by the security service, MI5.
The Evening Standard's front page this evening:
Cloudy with mist and hill fog becoming widespread, especially across Hampstead Heath, as outbreaks of rain continue. Some heavier bursts of rain are possible. Minimum Temperature: 5 Deg C (41 Deg F)
The annual shortlist of 10 sportsmen and women has been released for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award.
The world's most expensive footballer and former Tottenham player - Gareth Bale - has been named and is the first footballer to be shortlisted since 2009, when compatriot Ryan Giggs won the main award.
Argos has teamed up with Transport for London to launch its first Underground store at Cannon Street Tube station.
The new Argos Collect store will provide customers with a choice of more than 20,000 products which they can buy or reserve in advance and collect within hours.
Almost half of London's boroughs are recycling less domestic waste this year compared to last with 16 of the 34 boroughs seeing a drop in the amount of waste being recycled, according to Defra.
Newham is the worst performer, dropping 3.4% year on year while Havering, Wandsworth, Richmond and Lewisham make up the five worst performers. London Councils said shared housing was one reason for the fall in recycling.
The lead story at 14:00 on BBC London 94.9: A highly critical report has identified missed opportunities for security services to learn more about the men who went on to murder Fusilier Lee Rigby.
The Metro has ranked London's boroughs from worst to best, but if you live in Kingston on Thames, Redbridge, Havering or Bexley, then bad luck, you didn't even really make it on to the list.
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will see an ankle specialist to assess an injury he suffered during Arsenal's 2-1 Premier League defeat by Manchester United.
The England midfielder Wilshere, 22, limped off after he was tackled by United defender Paddy McNair during the second half of Saturday's game.
Thanks to Richard Inwards who comments on the BBC London Facebook page about former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor recorded having a heated row with a London taxi driver over the best route to take.
Richard said: "Taxi driver should have just taken him the way he wanted .. if it was cheaper then Mellor was right, if it wasn't then Mellor would have thought he was right.
"To be fair I have gotten taxi's home sometimes and they don't always take the route you would have taken when you are closer to home and know the local road."
The lead story at 13:00 on BBC London 94.9: A report says the two men who murdered a British soldier in broad daylight in south-east London last year were under investigation at various times by the security service, MI5.
A mobile HIV testing clinic is touring Croydon this week to encourage people to get checked for the condition, Your Local Guardian reports.
Prime Minister David Cameron has told the House of Commons the parliamentary watchdog's report into soldier Lee Rigby's murder has raised "significant areas of concern".
Guardian blogger Dave Hill looks at London's population and how it is expected to top the previous high of 8.615 million by the New Year.
He also points out that the present record figure was hit not recently but in 1939, the first year of World War II, before London thinned out over the next decade.
Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore has said it would be "unfortunate" if the UK's only Government-run rail line - the London to Scotland East Coast service - was taken over by a consortium largely owned by the French state.
A report due out later this week is expected to say a new private franchise will see the line, from next year, being run by joint bidders Eurostar and French transport company Keolis which is 70% owned by state-run French rail company SNCF.
A fire hit a business earlier on the final piece of land Tottenham Hotspur needs to begin a protracted redevelopment of the stadium.
London Fire Brigade was called to Archway Sheet Metal Works, on Paxton Road just yards from the club's White Hart Lane ground in north London, shortly after 05:00. The blaze was put out by about 09:00.
The lead story at noon on BBC London 94.9: An inquiry into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby identifies errors and delays in the previous investigations by the intelligence services into his killers.
Westminster Council tweets: The first Jewish recipient of the Victoria Cross has been honoured today in Westminster, 100 years after he was killed by a sniper in WW1...
And adds: Frank de Pass, who grew up in Lancaster Terrace, is one of only 11 Westminster residents who have received the VC for extraordinary bravery
Campaigners waging a legal battle against the Government's high-speed rail project HS2 are in the Court of Appeal today.
Mr Justice Lindblom, sitting in the High Court previously dismissed all grounds of the claim, but today the groups will be hoping Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Sullivan and Lord Justice Lewison will overturn the decision.
A man has appeared in court accused of bludgeoning his adopted son to death with a scaffolding pole after the body of the victim, who suffered head injuries, was found by police in the boot of a car near the River Thames on Thursday.
Colin McSweeny, 58, of Parry Road, Thornton Heath, near Croydon is charged with murdering 24-year-old Shaun McSweeny. He is next due at the Old Bailey on 10 February.
A coroner has ruled that problems freezing stem cells may have contributed to the death of cancer patient 12-year-old Sophie Ryan Palmer at Great Ormond Street Hospital who died after receiving stem calls as part of a bone marrow transplant.
The inquest investigating four child deaths at the hospital found that more successful grafting of stem cells in three other children would not have prevented their deaths.
The long-awaited 192-page report said it did not consider any of the opportunities missed by MI5, MI6 or GCHQ in the run-up to Fusilier's Rigby's murder by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale significant enough to have affected the outcome.
It did say an unnamed internet company was a "safe haven for terrorists" after an online exchange was discovered - after the attack - between Adebowale and an overseas extremist in which he reveals he intended to murder a soldier.
The committee said had MI5 known about the exchange, there was a chance it would have been able to prevent the attack.
The report also criticised MI6's "apparent lack of interest" in Adebolajo's arrest in Kenya as "deeply unsatisfactory".
The murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby could not have been prevented despite his killers appearing in seven intelligence investigations, a report has found.
Although the parliamentary inquiry found errors in the operations, they were not "significant enough to have made a difference".
The Parliamentary Security and Intelligence Committee publishes its report into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
You can watch a live feed of the committee here.
The lead story at 11:00 on BBC London 94.9: The most detailed report ever published by the Intelligence and Security committee looking at whether the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby could have been prevented has been released.
A gallery employee walks past Reiner Ruthenbeck' work White Paper Heap which is part of a winter exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park.
Leading consultant Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh, 62, is expected in Croydon Crown Court later accused of using hidden equipment to spy on patients in hospital toilets.
He was arrested at the privately-run St Anthony's Hospital in North Cheam in April and is charged with five counts of voyeurism involving 30 identified victims and one count of voyeurism covering 1,084 unidentified victims, as well as six counts of making an indecent image of a child - three identified victims and three unidentified victims.
London Underground's social media team tweets: Stratford International station has re-opened following a security alert. Stratford stn remains closed. Updates to follow.
A self-appointed lord who was jailed for two multimillion-pound frauds has been given six months to pay back more than £1m - or face seven more years.
Hugh Rodley, 67, from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, was jailed for eight years in 2009 for an attempt to steal £229m from a Japanese bank and in 2012 received an additional seven years for conning 741 pensioners out of £6m.
The National Crime Agency and City of London Police financial investigators were both involved in the investigation.
The London Underground team tweets: Stratford station is closed due to a security alert.
The lead story at 10:00 on BBC London 94.9: A report into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby, due out in an hour's time, is expected to criticise the security services over the monitoring of one of his killers.
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London is the most popular destination for British and world travellers wanting a new year holiday, according to TripAdvisor.
Its latest survey showed that after London the most popular new year destinations were Edinburgh, New York and Amsterdam while for world travellers the top spots were London, New York and Paris.
A murder investigation has started in Bermondsey after an 18-year-old suffering from gunshot wounds died in hospital yesterday following an incident in Mossington Gardens on Sunday.
Two men aged 36 and 21 have been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 19-year-old man who was also injured in the incident has been released from hospital following treatment, Scotland Yard said.
BBC London's Sports Unsung Hero award has been won by former cabbie Dave Dunsford, a judo coach from Sidcup.
The 51-year-old runs a club in the local area, as well as being a member of the London area committee and refereeing nationally.
The lead story at 09:00 on BBC London 94.9: A report due out in a couple of hours is expected to criticise MI5 for failing to effectively monitor one of the men who murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby.
A cyclist has died from his injuries after he was hit by a car that may have been racing another vehicle and failed to stop.
The 32-year-old man was struck at the junction of Commercial Road and Cavell Street in east London shortly after 22:00 GMT on Monday.
Vanessa Feltz will have the details of a report, set to published later this morning, into what MI5 knew before the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last May.
You can listen live to the programme on BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 020 7224 2000.
Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor has been secretly recorded having a heated row with a London taxi driver, a newspaper has reported.
Mr Mellor is heard recounting some of his lifetime achievements in an attempt to persuade the taxi driver of 10 years that his way is the quickest.
The A13 Commercial Road in Whitechapel is closed and traffic is queuing in both directions between the Cavell Street junction and the Sidney Street junction owing to an accident earlier.
A diversion is in operation affecting bus route 15, 115 and 135.
But the inquiry by Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee is expected to add that the security service could not have prevented his death. The results are due to be published later.
Tuesday will start with clear skies, frost and patchy freezing fog for many places.
Cloudy conditions will spread north to all areas, bringing outbreaks of rain this afternoon.
It will feel cold everywhere with a top temperature of 9C (48F).
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