16 December 2014
Compromises are being made over plans to introduce cycle superhighways in London.
Two men are found guilty of their involvement in a street shoot-out involving an armed police officer in north London.
A protest against three G4S security guards being acquitted of the manslaughter of a man they were deporting is held in London.
Premier League leaders Chelsea will play Liverpool and Tottenham face Sheffield United in the League Cup semi-finals.
That's all from BBC Local Live for today. Andy Dangerfield will be back tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.
Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will continue into the evening, turning heavier and more persistent for a time, before clearing later in the night. Clearer and colder conditions will follow and the winds will ease later. Minimum temperature: 6C (43F).
Humanitarian charity ChildrenPlus has launched its winter campaign called From Brick Lane with Love.
It aims to raise money to distribute 1,000 meals to the homeless in London this winter and sponsor street children in Bangladesh.
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have all signed up to appear at next year's Brit Awards ceremony.
They are the first names to be announced for the event in February at the O2 Arena in Greenwich.
London bus drivers have voted in favour of strike action in the New Year over pay disparities, the Unite union has announced.
Transport for London has been informed of the ballot but is yet to comment.
Rent rises in central London are expected to exceed house price growth next year, as pre-election jitters continue to keep the property market subdued, writes Prudence Ivey of the Ham & High.
On BBC London's teatime bulletin: concerns over a growing number of Muslim girls targeted online and being enticed to go to Syria.
And will the new A&E unit at Northwick Park Hospital help to meet emergency demand in west London?
Join Riz Lateef and the rest of the BBC London News team at 18:30 on BBC One.
A painting by Sir Winston Churchill has been sold for almost £1.8m at auction.
The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell, which depicts the pond at his Kent home and was painted in 1932, was auctioned at Sotheby's in London yesterday.
On Drivetime with Chris Rogers: the government says the latest funding cuts for councils in England are a "fair settlement".
But Labour's Shadow Local Government Secretary Hilary Benn says the cuts are far from modest - and will have a severe impact on services.
Join the discussion on BBC London 94.9 or call 020 7224 2000.
There ware delays of up to 20 minutes on Southeastern trains at Charing Cross because of signalling problem.
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The Unite union has announced that London's bus drivers have backed industrial action in a dispute over pay disparities between the capital's 18 bus operators.
Listen to BBC London 94.9 to find out more.
A link between autism and air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been suggested by Harvard scientists.
Prof Frank Kelly, the director of the environmental research group at King's College London, told the BBC: "I think if it was this study by itself I wouldn't take much notice, but it's now the fifth that has come to the same conclusion."
A woman has died after being found collapsed with stab wounds during the morning rush-hour, Scotland Yard says.
The victim, in her 40s, was found in a busy street in Harrow at 07:47.
Conservative Westminster City Councillor Melvyn Caplan responded to the government announcement of funding cuts to English councils saying: "While we're still analysing the detail of the settlement, the figures appear to be largely in line with what we'd expected."
"Not only will Westminster City Council be freezing all our residents' council tax bills again next year - the eighth year running - we are also committed to maintaining council tax support payments so that those who need the most help don't pay any council tax at all," he added.
Posters designed by two students urging teenagers to speak out on domestic abuse will be displayed around Hounslow next week.
Wiktoria Grabowska 15, of Heston Community School and Anel Pieterse 15, The Green School, in Isleworth, designed their posters as part of the Learning to Respect programme, which aims to reduce domestic violence.
London's bus drivers have backed industrial action in a dispute over pay disparities between the capital's 18 bus operators, the Unite union has announced.
There are pay gaps of more than £3 an hour for new starters' pay varying from £9.30 to £12.34 an hour depending on the company, Unite says.
Forty photographers came together to create a crowd-sourced time lapse video of London filmed on one day - 6 December.
The video features the City of London skyline, the Houses of Parliament and the BBC's central London New Broadcasting House newsroom.
A murder investigation has been launched in Harrow after a woman was found stabbed this morning in Alexandra Avenue.
Listen to BBC London 94.9 to find out more.
How do you put on a nativity with children who have severe and complex needs?
"It's quite chaotic and can be quite demanding in the weeks leading up to the performance," says Stephen Kilgour, deputy head teacher of a special school in Southwark, London.
England and London Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is to undergo surgery on a neck injury and will miss the 2015 Six Nations.
From Elvis to Joey Essex: Don't panic if you haven't made plans, there's no shortage of ways to ring in 2015, says Alex Bellotti.
The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it's investigating three possible murders of children allegedly committed by a paedophile ring involving prominent figures in the 1970s and 1980s.
The City of London's 30 St Mary Axe - nicknamed The Gherkin - would never have been built without the use of computers to test its design.
Computer Aided Design showed the size of the structure would cause whirls of wind at its base, hence computer models were used to design a shape that minimised them.
Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Ilford South Mike Gapes tweets: Just praised Labour led Redbridge Council which is improving services but already facing £70m cuts by Con Dem government and more today
Mayor Jules Pipe, chair of London Councils, said: "The financial position is already very bleak looking ahead. The Local Government Finance Settlement 2015/16 does nothing to improve the outlook.
"We are only half way through the Government's austerity programme and so far the boroughs have taken on an unequal share given that councils control less than 10 per cent of total government spending.
"Civil servants and national politicians must think much more ambitiously about how local services can be delivered."
In a statement London Councils, which represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London, claimed even if councils in London switched off all the street lights, closed libraries and parks, and stopped sweeping the streets, the money saved would not be enough to fund essential local services such as elderly care, child protection and schools at current levels into the future.
English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government has announced.
Minister Kris Hopkins said the funding grants settlement for 2015-16 was "fair for all parts of the country".
Met Police are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse.
Tune into BBC London 94.9 to find out more at 14:00.
BBC London's Emilia Papadopoulos tweets: The council block chihuahua! Just drove past this in Limehouse. #London
Detectives said they were also examining whether children were abused in the 1970s and 1980s at locations including "military establishments".
The appeal has been made as part of Operation Midland, which stems from allegations made by a man known as "Nick", who says he was abused by a paedophile ring including high-profile people.
On the 13:30 programme: London's councils are bracing themselves for more cuts after the government's latest spending announcement. What are the implications for the capital?
And we hear from the director Tim Burton about his latest film and life in London.
Join the BBC London team at 13:30 on BBC One.
Met officers have made a public appeal for information relating to Dolphin Square estate in Pimlico, south-west London.
Allegations of a paedophile ring involving prominent figures in the 1970s are being investigated.
An airline passenger who ignored Boris Johnson's pleas to calm down on a flight to London from Malaysia has pleaded guilty to assault and being drunk on an aircraft.
To find out more, listen to BBC London 94.9. at 13:00.
Home Secretary Theresa May has appointed two new members to an inquiry looking into the 1987 murder of Daniel Morgan in Sydenham.
They are Professor Rodney Morgan, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Bristol, and Samuel Pollock, the chief executive of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.
It is alleged Mr Morgan, a private detective from Wales, was on the verge of exposing police corruption before he was found dead from an axe wound to the head.
Detectives are investigating three alleged murders at locations including military establishments as part of a child abuse inquiry, the Met has said.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse said no confirmed identities or bodies of victims had been found.
London police are investigating three alleged murders at places including military establishments in a child abuse inquiry.
Croydon's X Factor winner Ben Haenow is looking forward to coming home next week to cook his family Christmas dinner, Croydon Advertiser reports.
"I'm living out of a suitcase this week but I'm going to try and find a place somewhere," he told the paper. "Croydon is my home town so it will most likely be around there."
An airline passenger who ignored London Mayor Boris Johnson's pleas to calm down on a flight from the Far East downed five double whiskies before headbutting a flight attendant, Uxbridge Magistrates' Court has heard.
David Morris, 43, was on a plane from Kuala Lumpur when he unleashed a drink-fuelled tirade against cabin crew. He has pleaded guilty to assault by beating and being drunk and will be sentenced at a later date.
Labour has accused Boris Johnson of failing to prevent touts cashing in on the New Year's Eve fireworks after it emerged they're being sold on eBay for several times their face value.
Listen to BBC London 94.9 live to find out more.
City Hall and the Great Court at the British Museum are among London buildings that would never have been built without the use of computers to test the most fundamental parts of the design.
On Christmas Day, there will be no service on National Rail, London Underground, London Overground, Tramlink, Docklands Light Railway or London bus services.
Get the latest information on travel disruption over the Christmas period in this handy guide produced by BBC London's travel team.
Premier League leaders Chelsea will play Liverpool in the semi-finals of the League Cup, with Tottenham meeting Sheffield United in the other tie.
Jose Mourinho's Blues won 2-1 at Anfield when the teams last met in a top-flight match on 8 November.
Winston McKenzie has admitted his "career is at stake" after a senior Ukip source told the Croydon Advertiser he could be deselected as the party's candidate for Croydon North and asked to step down as chairman of his branch.
Commenting on the story that tickets to London's New Year's Eve fireworks are being resold for up to £212 each, London Assembly Labour's economic spokeswoman Fiona Twycross said: "People being forced to pay up to £200 for a £10 ticket is outrageous and shows that the mayor has utterly failed to prevent ticket touts cashing in."
Scotland Yard says it's making progress in recruiting and promoting more officers from ethnic minorities after the London Assembly called on it to do more to better reflect the city it serves.
Listen live to BBC London 94.9 to find out more at 11:00.
An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by George III during his period of "madness" has been discovered at the British Library.
The diagram of a building was drawn in ink over a pencil outline "in a rather savage way", according to experts.
For walking tour guide Mary Tucker, Christmas Day is one of the busiest days of the year.
She will will be leading no fewer than five two-hour Charles Dickens Christmas Day Walks in central London. Are you working on Christmas Day? Let us know what you'll be doing.
The swirling wind of anti-politics that has swept across the Westminster parliament in recent times stems from a conviction that the politicians sitting on warm green leather in the House of Commons are oblivious to the harsh realities of ordinary life.
It is that sense of a London elite, out of touch with the real world, that has encouraged politicians of all stripes to talk of the importance of localism.
Tottenham will play Sheffield United in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup after a comprehensive 4-0 win over Newcastle at White Hart Lane.
London councils are to learn later how much money they will have next year to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance.
The Local Government Association has warned services would "buckle under the strain" of more cuts.
More than 1.6 million children are now eating free school meals, including more than 90% of children in inner London who became eligible for them in September.
Listen to BBC London 94.9 to find out more
Harlequins have announced Australia lock James Horwill will join the Premiership club following the conclusion of the 2015 World Cup.
The 29-year-old will arrive on a three-year deal from Queensland Reds.
The Met must do more to ensure its workforce better reflects London's cultural diversity according to a report by the London Assembly.
In 2013, 11% of officers were from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, compared with around 40% of the capital's population.
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The Research Excellence Framework has released a ranking of universities whose proportion of research submitted is "world leading", and a London institution has come top:
London universities are breaking up the traditional dominance of Oxford and Cambridge, according to official figures on research excellence.
The London School of Economics has the highest proportion of "world-leading" research among UK universities.
A new report's called on the Met Police to do more to ensure its workforce better reflects the city it serves.
To find out more, listen live. at 09:00.
Chelsea will meet Liverpool in the last four after they ran out 3-1 winners at Bournemouth thanks to two goals from Raheem Sterling.
Councils will be told later this morning how much they'll be allowed to spend in the coming year. The annual local government settlement is being announced, when town halls find out how much Whitehall cash they'll get.
What would you spend it on? Join the discussion with Vanessa from 09:00.
Marylebone Cricket Club has announced Lord's has been chosen to host the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup Final and the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Final.
reports an engineer killed when he was knocked off his bicycle on the way to work had given up riding motorcycles because he believed they were "too dangerous".
There are delays on Abellio Greater Anglia between Seven Sisters and Liverpool Street because of a signalling problem.
It will be cloudy and mild with some patchy light rain or drizzle in places becoming more widespread during the afternoon. Highs of 14C (57F). This is the outlook for 15:00 today
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