22 July 2014
The Tour has moved on but what is the legacy of the English stages of the Tour De France 2014 and, in these austere times, who paid for it and how?
Two women are rescued from a stranded car after heavy rain causes flash floods in north-west London.
Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault in London, is to retire from Parliament at the next election.
The former N-Dubz singer tells Newsbeat "there was a really low point" during her recent assault charge case and drug trial. Newsbeat
England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.
That's all for today's BBC Local Live. Join Matthew Bell and Rebecca Cafe tomorrow from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for London.
Can east London sprinter Adam Gemili (pictured) clinch the 100m Commonwealth Gold?
First he has to get through the semi-finals.
Catch all the action tonight on BBC One. from 19:00.
There is still the risk of some scattered heavy and thundery showers during the evening. However, these will become lighter and more isolated overnight, to leave most areas dry by dawn.
Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).
An NHS worker is facing jail after she fleeced the world-renowned Royal Marsden cancer hospital of over £600,000, siphoning the money to co-conspirators who spent it on luxury goods and mortgages.
Ahead of sentencing, the judge said the fraud run by mother-of-two Stacey Tipler, of Carshalton, was "highly professional", adding: "I've not seen a better one, frankly."
A charity project founded to integrate able and disabled young people through sport and social activities is about to expand into the capital.
The plan is to open the first London Youth Zone in south Bermondsey and it is backed by Paralympic champion Tanni-Grey Thompson and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.
The A40 is likely to remain closed between Swakeleys roundabout and Hillingdon Circus in both directions until tomorrow morning, Transport for London said.
Workers are continuing to pump away flood water from today's heavy rainfall - check London Travel for the latest updates.
The jury has retired in the trial of Allan Young, who is accused of causing his 12-year-old son's death by shaking him as a baby.
Mr Young was unemployed and living with his partner in north-west London when he shook Michael Winn early on April 16 1998, the Old Bailey heard.
Michael died in the care of his adoptive mother in January 2011. Mr Young denies manslaughter.
Former England player Rio Ferdinand has said he turned down a number of clubs to sign for QPR.
The defender was handed his first England game by QPR's now manager, Harry Redknapp.
"My competitive edge was the overriding factor along with my family coming to London and obviously working with Harry again," he said.
Lambeth has retained all 11 of its Green Flag awards for its public parks and open spaces.
Parks including Brockwell, Kennington, St John's Church Gardens in Waterloo and Vauxhall received the recognition.
This video, sent in to us by David Green, shows just how badly the road outside Ruislip Manor Station was flooded.
Muslims all over London are celebrating Eid, a festival which marks the end of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting.
In Burgess Park, a fun fair is part of the celebrations.
Enfield will commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One on 4 August with an event at Broomfield Park's War Memorial.
Veterans will join council leaders and members of the public at the Lest We Forget event to remember the start of the war in 1914.
Hundreds of passport workers across the UK have gone on strike in a dispute over staff numbers and pay.
The 24-hour strike is taking place at all eight of the UK's Passport Office sites - Belfast, Durham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Southport, London, Newport, and Peterborough - and will continue until midnight.
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A computer hacker from Wood Green who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, has reinvented himself as a search expert.
BBC Technology reports that Gary McKinnon launched Small SEO, a site where he charges £40 an hour to help businesses get mentioned in search results.
Shoppers did a double take when the "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge" popped into a toy shop in Brent Cross on Saturday, reports the Kilburn Times.
The William and Kate lookalikes created a stir by visiting the Toys "R" Us branch to find a gift for Prince George who turned one last week. Would you have been fooled?
The Tour de France has inspired almost one in four Britons to get on their bikes, according to a survey.
A poll by sustainable transport charity Sustrans found 24% of adults planned to try cycling or cycle more often following the Tour, which was held in Yorkshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and London earlier this month.
Those living in London were most likely to be inspired, with 29% saying they intended to cycle more often.
A student landed a business masterclass with Sir Richard Branson after winning an entrepreneurial competition, reports the Croydon Advertiser.
Nasir Abdulqadir Yammama, 24, beat off thousands of entries to claim first place in The Enterprise Challenge - an online competition run by the British Council and Virgin Atlantic to find extraordinary Nigerian entrepreneurs.
Lloyds Banking Group has been fined £218m for "serious misconduct" over a key interest rate set in London.
The fines were issued by the UK-based Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a US-based trading commission.
Charlotte Webster, of Move Your Money, said: "Lloyds £218m LIBOR penalty is a reminder that two years after the scandal broke with Barclays, the British banking system remains very broken. Many banks, including HSBC, are yet to be fined, with victims of this global fraud yet to be identified. "
There may have been flash floods this morning, but over the weekend, hundreds gathered on London's biggest manmade beach.
The Newham Recorder says 200 tonnes of sand were placed on Royal Victoria Dock.
More than a million Muslims in London are celebrating the Festival of Eid marking the end of a month of fasting called Ramadan.
Joining them is an orthodox Rabbi, from Edgware, who decided to observe the Islamic holy month - by fasting too.
An RAC survey found four in five people are in favour of councils showing how parking fees are spent.
Paul Ready said on BBC London's Facebook page: "And they wonder why small shops have a problem with getting customers to come in - in Greenwich it is £2.50 per hour in hour chunks, that is why I now go to a supermarket."
Jc Zapata said: "Rules are to be followed, even if we don't like them."
No-one was hurt and the passengers were at virtually no risk from a fire on the train, with the smoke coming from an electrical fault, the report concluded.
Making safety recommendations to London Underground, the RAIB said that despite no-one being hurt "a number of passengers, including children, who had been on the train and on the platform reported being extremely distressed and in fear for their safety".
A woman who collapsed in a street in west London was forced to wait more than three hours for an ambulance.
Find out more on the 14:00 news.
Fear spread throughout a Tube train which was on fire as passengers thought they were going to be trapped, an official accident report said.
Passengers became scared when a burning smell and smoke flooded through a Central Line underground station when it was stuck at Holland Park Station last year's August bank holiday.
There may be a few showers around this afternoon, but there should also be some decent sunny breaks which will make it feel pleasantly warm.
Maximum temperature: 26C (79F).
Police are attempting to trace a woman from Germany who has not been seen since dumping her luggage outside St Pancras Station.
Charlotte Harris, 46, was due to catch a Eurostar train at 6.50am last Wednesday as she began her journey back to her hometown of Langen, Hesse. The Ham & High has the full story.
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Coming up on the lunchtime news at 13.30 on BBC One, the capital's New York-style policing model is revealed.
A hundred dedicated officers will be deployed in the heart of London's West End to clamp down on late-night violence and robbery.
It'll come as no surprise that London had the highest year-on-year increase in house prices, according to the Land Registry.
In the last year they went up 16% on average to £437,600 while the slowest rise was in the North East, where prices increased by 0.8% to £98,500.
On the lunchtime news, we'll have more on the police watchdog starting an investigation after a man was found dead in Holloway in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Get the full details at 13:00.
London Dungeon has showcased its Carnivale side show at Jubilee Gardens on the Southbank this morning.
The show, which features a 'Jeremy Clarkson big mouth' game, is on until 7 September.
Southall Broadway had to be closed by police after a man in his 40s was stabbed in West Avenue, Southall, reports getwestlondon.
The victim was taken to hospital and two men were arrested nearby shortly afterwards.
About 5,000 people have turned out in Woolwich for Eid prayer outside the Royal Artillery Barracks.
The gathering is just yards from where Lee Rigby was murdered and so it is very poignant.
It is the first time in the history of Woolwich Mosque that prayers have been held outdoors.
Albert Chau, from Ickenham, west London, said he was walking from Hillingdon station over the flooded A40 when he saw one car that "got stuck completely".
"The driver looked like he'd just got out of it and abandoned it," he said.
London Fire Brigade says all earlier incidents relating to the flash floods in Ruislip have been dealt with.
It says about 20 homes in Bedford Road were affected by the localised flooding as were properties in Pembroke Road, Westfield Way and Clyfford Road.
Arsenal are expected to confirm the signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m later.
Be careful on the roads in north-west London as the flooding is causing problems.
Two women had to be rescued when their car became stranded outside South Ruislip station earlier.
The Metropolitan Police said it had been influenced by the style of policing used in New York's Times Square.
The West End accounts for 48% of the borough's total recorded crime.
New York-style policing will be used in parts of the West End from today as officers clamp down on violence and robbery, connected with the night time economy.
A dedicated team of 100 officers will police Leicester Square, Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus and the immediate surrounding areas.
More than 4cm of rain has fallen in just two hours in parts of west London this morning, leading to flooding and major disruption for commuters.
Listen to the full bulletin to hear how this has affected the area.
The cost of private rentals in the capital has seen an increase of over 11% in the last 12 months.
The data also suggests that London rents are now above the threshold of affordability.
For the first time ever, average rents in Greater London are more than double those across the rest of the country.
Research by the HomeLet Rental Index shows Londoners pay about £1,400 a month compared to almost £700 nationally.
Souvik Das tweets: I would avoid Ruislip manor station area at all costs. Ruislip has a new lido #rain #flooding #ruislipmanor #ruislip
More news on the flash flooding in north-west London - two women have been rescued from a car stuck in flooding outside South Ruislip Station, and 50 houses have been affected by flooding and rainwater in Ruislip, said the London Fire Brigade.
In Harrow, two cars have been stranded in flash flooding on Eastcote Road, near South Harrow station.
Jamie said: "The road flooded in about 45 minutes. My back garden is completely flooded.
"The drains are bubbling up and we can't flush the toilet."
Thanks to 17-year-old Jamie Davis who sent us this picture of his home in Ickenham, west London.
He said there had been torrential downpours with flashing lightning and strong sounds of thunder.
Unbelievably, that's the A40 down there - and not a river.
The road has been shut as has South Ruislip station.
The AA says its Special Operations Response Team has rescued six cars which got stuck in flood water in Uxbridge. Go to the Transport for London website for latest road news.
Fifty homes have been flooded in Ruislip overnight.
Find out more in our 10:00 bulletin.
"Come into our den," says poet Ryan Van Winkle, pulling back a blanket hung from cord to reveal an accordion and a scattering of cushions.
He is gesturing into a makeshift tent inside A Room for London - a boat-shaped one-room hotel stranded on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, on London's Southbank.
It's the setting for ViewMaster - a brief and intimate performance by Van Winkle and his collaborator, the sound artist Dan Gorman. And it's all for an audience of one.
It tweeted: "Since 2001 we have helped 16 kids in #Bromley with their heads stuck in banisters. Take care this summer."
A man and a woman have been bailed after being arrested in London for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM).
Police stopped a 72-year-old Ugandan man who was travelling with an 11-year-old girl at Terminal 4 of Heathrow Airport on Friday morning.
South Ruislip station is closed due flooding.
The Central Line and Chiltern trains are not stopping at Chiltern and are calling at West Ruislip instead.
BBC Travel has the latest.
Councils should show where they are spending revenues from parking charges, according to the RAC motoring group.
Two people have been arrested after a man in his 40s was stabbed in Southall.
Detectives are keeping an open mind about the motive after the man suffered multiple stab wounds in West Avenue in the early hours of this morning.
His injuries aren't believed to be life threatening.
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Tulisa has told Newsbeat about how she thought about taking her own life during the last 12 months.
Speaking for the first time since being found guilty of assault and the collapse of a drug trial against her the former N-Dubz singer said: "There was a really low point.
In Southall Broadway is closed between Lady Margaret Road and Abbotts Road, following a police incident, with diversions in place to the west of Southall Park.
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On the trains, there are delays of up to 10 minutes on First Capital Connect services via Stevenage following an earlier road accident at a local rail bridge
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In Chiswick, the traffic lights are faulty on the A4 Great West Road at Sutton Court Road, with eastbound delays at times to the M4 at the Chiswick Roundabout.
Sunny intervals and showers are expected, which will be locally very heavy and thundery. Generally it will feel warm or very warm in the light winds. Showers will become more isolated as the day progresses.
Maximum temperature: 26C (79F).
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A21 London - A21 Bromley Road in Downham closed in both directions between the Downham Way junction and the Oakridge Road junction, because of a building fire at a row of shops. Police directing traffic. Diversion in operation - affecting bus routes 136, 181, 208, 320, N47 and N136.