22 October 2014
The husband and mother of a cyclist who died after a collision with a HGV in London speak out for the first time.
The Metropolitan Police is to pay more than £400,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer.
A hospital accused of giving up on a man in intensive care promises to bring in an independent expert to assess him.
A hat-trick from Harry Kane and two goals from Erik Lamela help Tottenham to an eventful Europa League win over Asteras Tripolis.
That brings the BBC London live page to an end for today. Josephine McDermott will be back tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, travel, sport and weather from across the capital. Happy Diwali!
If you are wondering where to watch fireworks this year, London Fire Brigade has created a map showing free and ticketed events.
It will remain generally cloudy overnight with spells of light rain and drizzle. Rain will become heavier and more prolonged at times later. It will feel mild with a brisk southwesterly wind.
Minimum temperature: 10C (50F).
Get the latest situation on London's roads this evening with BBC Travel.
News just in, a Royal Protection officer has been arrested following the discovery of ammunition - believed to be from the Metropolitan Police's own supplies - in personal lockers in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the force said.
Had Harry Roberts shot the two police officers he was convicted for killing a year earlier, he may well have been hanged but the death penalty was abolished in 1965.
The town of Hanwell falls silent for the funeral of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross, a family's fight to keep a critically ill 22-year-old alive sparks a public protest and how police and intelligence chiefs are reviewing the security of Parliament after a soldier was shot dead in the Canadian capital. At 18.30 on BBC One with Riz Lateef.
Singer Sam Smith cleaned up at the Mobo awards but the event is called a "shambles" by viewers.
The bulletin this hour includes:
Following the report into the case where a Tube passenger got her scarf caught in Tube doors and was dragged 10 metres, Tube boss Nigel Holness says: "Thankfully incidents of this nature are extremely rare on our network and the Tube is one of the safest railways in the world."
He said he would "fully consider" the recommendation that station assistants be able to alert train drivers to any problems after the signal to start closing Tube doors has been given.
On Drivetime with Eddie Nestor, from 17:00, he's discussing prostate cancer and the importance of men having check-ups.
The Crown Prosecution Service says it will conduct a "full review into the handling of disclosure and other issues throughout the trial", in response to the sham marriage trial collapsing.
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for saying on Saturday that referee Craig Pawson was "influenced" by Chelsea players during the Blues' 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.
The bulletin this hour includes:
The collapse of the trial is "an extremely disappointing end to a long investigation", a Home Office spokesperson said.
"Clearly we are treating the judge's ruling that our officers acted in bad faith with the utmost seriousness," they added.
Judge Madge said in his ruling: "I am satisfied that this is a case in which there has been both bad faith and serious misconduct on the part of the prosecution."
He said "bad faith and misconduct" started in June 2011 when two of the principal defendants were arrested and they have "tainted the whole case".
His Honour Judge Nic Madge brought the trial to halt a yesterday saying: "I am satisfied that officers at the heart of this prosecution have deliberately concealed important evidence and lied on oath."
Three immigration officers have been suspended and the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in to carry out an investigation.
A trial at the Inner London Crown Court centring around allegations that a vicar, and several church officials had presided over a "conveyor belt" of fake weddings, has collapsed, Channel 4 News has reported.
Calls have been made for drivers in the west of the capital to help pay for future crossings in the east, through a pan-London toll, reports Wharf.co.uk.
BBC London 94.9's Tony Blackburn has remembered Alvin Stardust, who has died aged 72, as "a great showman".
He said he would be "sorely missed" and "performing was his life".
Top story on BBC London 94.9 this hour:
There has been anger about a decision to release Harry Roberts, who shot dead three unarmed police officers in west London in the 1960s. The Police Federation called it "abhorrent" and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said "life should mean life" in such cases.
Chancellor George Osborne says the UK government will support plans for a London-based NFL team.
The idea of Wembley becoming home to a franchise has been mooted since 2007, when 81,176 watched Miami Dolphins take on New York Giants at the venue.
Detroit Lions play Atlanta Falcons at the stadium on Sunday.
In May, Nick Raynsford, MP for Greenwich and Woolwich said a memorial for murdered soldier Lee Rigby would attract "undesirable interest from extremists".
Greenwich Council has said a proposed stone memorial has been agreed with Mr Rigby's family, but it will not feature his name.
London Fire Brigade tweets: We're carrying out a training exercise at #Sutton Hospital this afternoon so don't be alarmed if you see a lot of fire engines in the area.
Westminster Dog of the Year has taken place today with the dogs of MPs and Peers competing for prizes.
Michael Gove MP and Snowy were in the "Paw-blic Vote" category, according to The Kennel Club.
Snowy's achievements were: I can steal things out of the bin, can eat a block of cheese under five seconds and am friends with the guinea pig.
Snowy came second.
The bulletin this hour includes:
In the Commons earlier Labour former minister Ian Austin told William Hague: "People out there are absolutely furious at today's news.
"The police are saying it's a betrayal, (Home Secretary Theresa May) herself promised the country that life should mean life for anybody convicted of killing a police officer.
"I want to know what's the Government going to do to ensure this evil criminal is kept behind bars where he belongs."
Scotland Yard officer, John Sutherland, formerly of Hammersmith and Fulham borough which covers Shepherd's Bush where three officers were murdered in 1966 tweets: #OfficersDown, and this picture of the memorial in Braybrook Street.
The RAIB mocked up the Holborn incident in a depot in Northfields for tests.
On the day of the incident the scarf was forcibly removed from the passenger's neck and carried into the tunnel. The report said actions by the member of staff on the platform may have saved her from receiving more injuries. She hurt her neck and back.
Station assistants must be able to alert train drivers to any problems that arise once the signal to start closing Tube doors has been given.
That's the recommendation of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch after a woman had her scarf trapped in Tube doors at Holborn and was dragged 10 metres. You can read the full report here.
On BBC London News at 13:30, we'll be live outside Croydon University Hospital after more than 100 people took part in a protest over the treatment of a critically ill young man.
And Hanwell falls silent as respects are paid to Alice Gross.
A man who was escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during Prime Minister's Questions has been charged.
MPs and journalists heard a loud bang and shouting at about 12.30 last Thursday, but the proceedings were not disturbed.
The bulletin this hour from Emma North includes:
A memorial for Lee Rigby is to be placed in St George's Chapel opposite Woolwich Barracks, Greenwich Council says.
The council says the stone would be inscribed 'To mark Woolwich's history as a Barracks Town and to commemorate all those service men and women who have served or lived in Woolwich and who have given their lives in the service of their country'.
It confirmed the fusilier's name will not appear on the stone.
A trade union has expressed "great concern" over proposals for the future of Barnet's library service, reports the Barnet Times.
A teenage cadet joined singer Joss Stone this morning at the cenotaph.
Kamil Cesarz, 18, from Ealing, west London, said: "Being asked to take part in the watch is especially important to me. To be asked to represent 'the future' of the armed forces makes me extremely proud."
A retired mechanic slept through his fire alarm as his home filled with smoke after he fell asleep cooking his lunch - but his dog came to the rescue.
A public memorial ceremony for Alice Gross will take place on Sunday, 2 November at Greenford Town Hall, her family has announced.
They said it would be an occasion to "thank all the local people whose outpouring of support and grief has touched them very deeply".
Alice's coffin was painted by her sister Nina, grandmother Anne Hodgkiss, and family friend, Carole McCourt, with a meadow scene to capture her love of nature.
It also depicts her three cats, Lottie, Louis and Pattie and her dog, Peggy, the family said.
Alice's grandfather read the poem 'Surprised by Joy' by William Wordsworth, written at the loss of his own daughter. Read it and find out more about it here.
Knowing my heart's best treasure was no more;
That neither present time nor years unborn
Could to my sight that heavenly face restore.
The radio bulletin includes:
Her family said Alice "loved music and loved making music". The funeral, a humanist celebration, included videos of Alice playing and singing songs she wrote herself.
Mourners sang 'You are my Sunshine' and further musical tributes were made by her music teachers, past and present, including 'Home' by Gabrielle Aplin, 'The Call' by Regina Spektor , 'Touch the Sky' from the film 'Brave' and the violin piece 'Ashokan Farewell' by Jay Ungar.
"We would like to thank everyone for being so kind and supportive. We have been moved by the depth of sympathy and compassion around us, not only from close family and friends but also from the local community."
The statement continues: "We find it almost impossible to understand what has happened and that we have to say goodbye to her. We want Alice's funeral to focus on the joy of Alice's life and the joy of having known her."
"We have been devastated by the appalling circumstances of Alice's death. Alice was so spirited, so present, so vital and so full of promise," Alice Gross's family has said in a statement.
The hearse passed the Clock Tower in Hanwell which was decked out with yellow ribbons during the period Alice Gross was missing.
People turned out earlier to pay their respects to Alice Gross as her funeral cortege passed in west London.
More trees will be planted across Harrow and two new apprenticeships have been secured as part of a deal agreed this week, reports the Harrow Times.
Drones, which could seriously injure or kill, are being flown over cities and towns across England, despite laws designed to protect the public.
Dozens of YouTube clips show the aircraft, which can be bought for £300, over populated areas including London, Liverpool and Nottingham.
The bulletin at 11:00 includes:
BBC London Travel tweets: Victoria Line - No service btwn Victoria and Brixton after a signal failure at Brixton - P
The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Autumn Gala Evening dinner of Action on Addiction later. She will be joined by comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner.
It will be her second solo outing in three days following a two months of illness.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup had 650,000 applications for tickets for England v Australia in the pool stage at Twickenham - capacity 82,000.
Allocation results are due to be announced before the end of the month.
tweets: Harry Roberts could be freed in a few days, but it could take up to 3 weeks. It's thought he'd been refused parole at least 8 times.
Sportsday has live reporting from West Ham's news conference ahead of their clash with Manchester City.
Manager Sam Allaryce says: "It looks like being the best side since I've been here."
The bulletin at 10:00 includes:
Vanessa is asking if life should mean life.
Roland K Sodeyi writes: Normally I'm a bit liberal about these things e.g. rehabilitation, minimum tariffs blah blah blah ...but this time, 3 life sentences? Killing a law enforcement officer? While committing a robbery? Plus, 3 life sentences!! On this occasion, I'm with the throw away the key brigade.
Mark, who was in prison with Harry Roberts, phoned Vanessa to say there "isn't a bad bone in his body".
He said: "It's terrible for the officers losing their life but the man's done 48 years. I don't think on the day they went out to murder people."
He said the murders happened "in the heat of the moment".
reports Tate Modern's director Sir Nicholas Serota has topped the art world's power list.
A vigil running from sunrise to sunset will open this year's Poppy Appeal at the Cenotaph.
A century on from the outbreak of World War One, the British Legion is calling for a focus on the "future of the living" and the "memory of the fallen".
Serving policeman Jason phoned BBC London 94.9 in response to news Harry Roberts is to be freed. He said: "I was born when this happened. I just think it sends out very bad messages to people. Unfortunately in the UK people tend to get away with murder, literally.
"To kill a policeman or any anyone in the emergency services or position of responsibility should be treated slightly differently to an ad hoc murder in the street."
The funeral cortege for Alice Gross is due to pass Hanwell Clocktower in 20 minutes.
The murders of PC Geoffrey Fox, 41; Sgt Christopher Head, 30; and Det Con David Wombwell, 25; became one of the most infamous crimes of the 1960s.
Steve White, head of the Police Federation, told The Sun: "This decision by the Parole Board is a slap in the face for the families of the three police officers he brutally murdered."
From 09:00, Vanessa Feltz will be talking about the release of police killer Harry Roberts. Should life mean life? Call 020 7224 2000 or text 81333, starting your message 'London'
A notorious police killer is to be released from prison after more than 45 years.
Harry Roberts, 78, was jailed for life for murdering three unarmed officers in Shepherd's Bush, in 1966.
Georgina Burnett has today's weather forecast:
London Midland and Virgin Trains are experiencing 15 minute delays from Milton Keynes to Watford Junction.
Today will be a mainly cloudy day with light rain or drizzle possible at times, with the best of the sunny spells early on.
It will be a milder day, although the breeze may make it feel colder. Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).
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