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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 17 November
  2. More from 08:00 on Tuesday

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All times stated are UK

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Good night

Josephine McDermott

BBC News Online

That's all for the London live page today. I'll be back with more live news, sport, travel and weather updates for London from 08:00 tomorrow.

Band Aid 30 sales

Pre-orders of the

new Band Aid single have been "manic" since its unveiling, organiser Bob Geldof has revealed.

Bob Geldof
Reuters

The campaigner admitted he had been "a bit nervous" but said the response had been "extraordinary". The track was recorded at a studio in London on Saturday.

Accident closes road

Fiona McKinnon

BBC London Travel

The A404 in Harlesden at Manor Park Road is blocked both directions blocked at Charlton Road, after an accident.

A diversion is in place - for bus routes 18, 226 and 260.

Coming up

Sonja Jessup

Presenter, BBC London News

I've just met inspiring cancer patient Rina Dave. Hear how she's trying to change attitudes and celebrate "unsung heroes" on BBC London News at 18:30.

British & Irish Art

Poise by John Duncan Fergusson is one of the highlights from the forthcoming

Modern British & Irish Art Evening Auction at Christie's on Wednesday.

Poise
Yui Mok

Clear spells overnight

This evening and tonight: It will be much drier with clear spells this evening and overnight, however there will be a few showers at times until the morning.

Map at 21:00
BBC

There is a risk of hill fog developing in the early hours of Tuesday areas of high ground such as Hampstead Heath.

Minimum temperature: 6C (43F).

Two lanes closed on M1

Fiona McKinnon

BBC London Travel

The M1 has two lanes closed Northbound at Junction 7 for Hemel Hempstead following a coach fire, and after the carriageway was damaged, queues are going back to Junction 6A of the M25.

Sky's the limit

@MPSinthesky

MPS Helicopters

tweets: RT pls @BandAid30@U2@onedirection@coldplay@Elbow@Palomafaith #BandAid30 seen from I99 today.

BT Tower
MPSinthesky

Brentford midfielder extends deal

Brentford attacking midfield player Charlie Adams has extended his Youth Loan at Sky Bet League Two Stevenage for a further month.

But Josh Clarke, who spent the last month at the Hertfordshire club as well, has returned to the Championship side after his deal with Stevenage expired, according to

Brentford FC's website.

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News on the Hour

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The

headlines this hour include:

  • A man who carried out a hammer attack on three sleeping sisters at a central London hotel has been sentenced to life in prison.
  • According to newspaper reports, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is to be given a contract extension that will keep him at the head of Scotland Yard until 2018.

Hammer attack

Two of the sisters attacked and left for dead

have said Philip Spence "took away their futures".

The weapon
Metropolitan Police

The third sister lost part of her brain and can no longer speak.

Jurors in handcuffs

More on the six jurors at an Old Bailey trial who were put in handcuffs today so they could experience what it was like being a detainee on a plane.

The jurors - five men and a woman - had volunteered to be fitted in turn with the rigid handcuffs and then to sit in the back row of a series of airline seats arranged in the court for the case.

They are all involved in the trial of three Group 4 Securicor guards charged with the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga on a plane as he was deported to Angola in 2010.

Coach fire

The

coach on fire on the M1 at junction 7, northbound, is causing queues back to junction 6a, the M25.

Coach fire
Semiu Apanishile

Jurors in handcuffs

Six jurors at an Old Bailey trial were put in handcuffs today so they could experience what it was like being a detainee on a plane.

They are all involved in the trial of three Group 4 Securicor guards who are charged with the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga on a British Aiways plane as he was being deported to Angola in October 2010.

Gordon Ramsay claims sabotage

The Independent

Gordon Ramsay has claimed that the opening night of his new restaurant, Heddon Street Kitchen, was sabotaged by a rival who made 100 fake online bookings, writes

The Independent.

Gordon Ramsay
PA

Speaking on the Jonathan Ross Show, the chef claimed that of the 140 bookings on the opening night, one hunded were for fake customers

Hammer attack

Neofitos "Thomas" Efremi, 57, from Islington, was also found guilty of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

He was sentenced to 14 years and told he would serve half of his term, before being released on licence.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The

headlines this hour include:

  • A man who carried out a hammer attack on three sleeping sisters at a central London hotel has been sentenced to life in prison.
  • According to newspaper reports, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is to be given a contract extension that will keep him at the head of Scotland Yard until 2018.

Hammer attack

The judge in case of the

hotel hammer attack, has told Phillip Spence that his attack was 'ferocious' in nature.

Judge Leonard said: "The ferocity of that attack was such you left one woman so badly injured she will never walk again unaided."

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Our live page's big picture today has comes courtesy of Jason Hawkes. The next one is from MPS Helicopters.

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Poppy progress

@MPSinthesky

MPS Helicopters has

tweeted this picture showing the poppy removal progress.

The moat at the Tower of London
MPSinthesky

M1 coach fire

Fiona McKinnon

BBC London Travel

The M1 has three lanes blocked northbound at Junction 7, Hemel Hempstead. A coach is on fire and smoke is blowing across the road.

The vehicle is on the hard shoulder, but two fire engines are blocking three lanes.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The

headlines this hour include:

  • Philip Spence who bludgeoned three sisters with a hammer as they slept at the Cumberland Hotel has been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court to life.
  • The former cabinet minister, Andrew Mitchell has apologised "unreservedly" for swearing in front of police in Downing Street.
  • It can now be reported that a London law student was found guilty last week of possessing a bomb making document, likely to be useful to a terrorist. This morning a judge at the Old Bailey lifted reporting restrictions

Met Commissioner's contract

Bernard Hogan-Howe
AP

Following a report in

The Times that the Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has been given a contract extension until 2018, a spokesperson said: "The mayor [of London] believes the Commissioner is doing an excellent job.

There have been no discussions and no decision yet made about the Commissioner's contract. A decision will be made next year, as is standard with a five year term."

BreakingHotel hammer attacker jailed

BREAKING NEWS

Philip Spence, 33, who savagely beat three sisters with a hammer as they slept at the four-star Cumberland Hotel in central London has been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court to life with a minimum term of 18 years.

Mitchell to join Spurs

Southampton's head of recruitment Paul Mitchell has handed his notice and is

set to join Premier League rivals Tottenham.

Mitchell, 33, is expected to link up with former Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.

Shepherds Bush fire

Firefighters rescued seven people from a fire at a house converted into flats in Stanlake Road in Shepherds Bush, in the early hours of this morning.

A person was rescued from a second floor flat roof, four people were rescued from a first floor window and two people were helped from a flat on the ground floor,

says London Fire Brigade.

Church given heritage grant

All Saints Chruch, in Edmonton, has been given £216,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help restore the fifteenth century church tower, reports the

Enfield Independent.

The historic tower was put on the

Historical Building Risk register four years ago as needing urgent repair.

The Knowledge

The New York Times asks with GPS and app Uber imperilling the tradition of the cabbie's Knowledge, is there an argument for learning as an end in itself?

Assange sitcom

Kayvan Novak and Julian Assange
Getty Images
Four Lions actor Kayvan Novak will star in the show

Julian Assange's prolonged sojourn at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has

inspired a new BBC Four sitcom.

News on the Hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The

headlines this hour include:

  • People with a criminal record will be allowed to join the Metropolitan Police under changes in the way officers are recruited
  • Penalty notices for careless driving or speeding are issued every seven minutes in London according to road safety charity Brake

On this Day

On this day in 1880, the first three British female graduates received the Bachelor of Arts degrees from the

University of London.

Comedian to gig at Mecca Bingo

Comedian Patrick Monahan will perform his first comedy gig in Barking and Dagenham at the Dagenham branch of Mecca Bingo reports the

Barking and Dagenham Post.

The show will take place on Saturday 29 November, as part of the

Laughing Pod Comedy Club.

Pork and alcohol

Paul Waugh

Politics Home editor

tweets: Interesting. London hotel to cease serving pork or alcohol after Middle Eastern investor takes control:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/7951

Poppy removal

Tower of London moat
BBC

This is a section of the Tower of London moat, now poppyless five days after the

first ceramic flowers started being removed.

Dry but cloudy

The afternoon will be dry but largely cloudy with only a few bright or sunny spells. The best of the sunny spells will generally be across eastern areas.

Maximum Temperature: 12C (54F).

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The

headlines this hour include:

  • People with a criminal record will be allowed to join the Metropolitan Police under changes in the way officers are recruited.
  • Penalty notices for careless driving or speeding are issued every seven minutes in London according to road safety charity Brake.