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Summary

  1. Updates from Thursday 20 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Josephine McDermott and Dayne Martin

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

That's all for the BBC London live page today. Thanks for joining us.

Dayne Martin and Josephine McDermott will bring you more news, travel, weather and sport updates from 08:00 on Friday.

Dry overnight

It will remain dry overnight with perhaps a few clear spells at first but becoming generally cloudy with mist and low cloud developing quite widely.

A chilly night but probably no frost. Lows of 7C (45F).

Reid could leave Hammers

London24.com

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has admitted central defender Winston Reid could be tempted to leave Upton Park if there is more money on the table elsewhere, writes

London24.com Sport.

Winston Reid
AP

Rotherhithe New Road

Rotherhithe New Road is closed both ways with very slow traffic because of an accident at Luxford Street.

Anyone? Anyone?

Lawrence Dawson

tweets: Hey
@EalingCouncil someone left a fridge in a phone box on the Uxbridge Road.

Fridge in phone box
Lawrence Dawson

Money to burn?

Time Out London

magazine

Anyone lucky enough to buy a flat in London will experience

these 10 things, Time Out reckons.

Pimlico shooting

The shooting of a 25-year-old man in Pimlico is

being investigated by Scotland Yard.

He was shot in the leg in Alderney Street, shortly after 21:30 last night and taken to hospital. A group of men were seen running away, police said.

Harlequins V Sale

Harlequins have made one change to the side to face Sale Sharks that beat Gloucester last weekend, with Tom Casson replacing George Lowe at inside centre.

Danny Care
Getty Images

Scrum-half Danny Care is available after being left out of the England squad, but is only on the Quins bench.

Limehouse Link car removed

TfL Traffic News

tweets: The broken down car in the e/b Limehouse Link Tunnel has been removed.

News on the hour

Will Shindler

BBC London 94.9

The

headlines this hour include:

  • Three men have been charged with terrorism offences related to an alleged plot to behead someone in the UK
  • A council in east London has defended a school which is expected to be put into special measures by Ofsted for failing to monitor an Islamic society set up by sixth-formers

Watch: Blues guru Dr John

Malcolm John Rebennack more popularly known as Dr John is not only a six times Grammy winner,

he's a New Orleans musical icon.

Dr John
BBC

The BBC's Andrew Marr spoke to him before he went on stage at the

London Jazz Festival.

London sunrise

Josephine McDermott

BBC News Online

A few people on Twitter have remarked on the beautiful sunset this afternoon.

View of London
Kaya Burgess

Reporter Kaya Burgess took this picture from the Times's building at London Bridge,

tweeting: A paintbrush sunset over a dusky London.

Poppy money theft

Police are looking for a man stole who stole a Poppy Appeal collection from a fish and chip shop in Coulsdon, south London.

Poppy theft
Metropolitan

It happened at about 16:00 on 8 November in Coulsdon Road. Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 163978 if you have any information.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The headlines this hour include:

  • A Church of England school in Stepney that was previously rated outstanding is to be put into special measures after inspectors raised concerns about its sixth form Islamic society.
  • Three men arrested a few days before Remembrance Sunday have been charged with terrorism offences.

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Assange decision

Here's more on the decision by a Swedish court which means Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy, is still wanted for questioning in Sweden.

Chelsea Supporters Trust want safe standing

The Chelsea Supporters Trust has called for safe standing areas

to improve the Stamford Bridge atmosphere.

Stamford Bridge
Getty Images

Manager Jose Mourinho recently criticised the lack of atmosphere at home, saying if felt like his side were "playing in an empty stadium".

Second arrest over teenager's park rape

A second man has been arrested in connection with the

rape of a 15-year-old girl in a park in south London.

The 23-year-old was arrested this morning in connection with the assault in Carshalton on Saturday night.

A 26-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of rape on Monday has been released on police bail.

News on the Hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The headlines this hour include:

  • Three men arrested on 6 November in High Wycombe and west London have been charged with terror offences.
  • A council in east London has defended a school which is expected to be put into special measures by Ofsted for failing to monitor an Islamic society set up by sixth-formers. The group is said to have had a Facebook page with links to radical preachers.

Youngest Scrabble player

@ChrisSlegg

Chris Slegg

BBC London, Sport

tweets: 14yr old Abdullah Abbasi, the youngest player at the World Scrabble Champs in London. His favourite word - IZVESTIA

Abdullah Abbasi
BBC

Met charity campaign

The Metropolitan Police have

launched their biggest charity event ever, to ensure thousands of children in care across the capital receive Christmas presents this year, they say.

Launch of Met Police Christmas Tree charity event
Mps

People are being encouraged to get behind the Christmas Tree Campaign by taking a tagged ribbon from a tree in their borough or at New Scotland Yard, and following the instructions on the tag.

Dry but cloudy

It will be dry but cloudy at times this afternoon, though some places will see a few bright or brief sunny intervals.

Maximum Temperature: 11C (52F).

Arsenal injury boost

London24.com

Olivier Giroud could make a surprise return from injury for Arsenal's clash with Manchester United on Saturday, Arsene Wenger has revealed, says

London24.com.

The French star was expected to be out until December after suffering a fractured foot against Everton earlier this season, but Wenger says he is four weeks ahead of schedule.

Last block demolished

Demolition has started on the

last tower of the Mardyke Estate, built to house Ford workers at the old Dagenham factory.

Demolition starts
PA

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The headlines this hour include:

  • Three men arrested on 6 November in High Wycombe and west London have been charged with terror offences.
  • A Church of England school in Stepney that was previously rated outstanding is to be put into special measures after inspectors raised concerns about its sixth form Islamic society.
  • A Swedish appeals court has rejected an appeal by Julian Assange, who is living at Ecuador's London embassy, to revoke a detention order issued by prosecutors in 2010 over allegations of sexual assault.

Special Measures school

BBC London News

TV

Robert McCulloch-Graham of Tower Hamlets explains

there had been worries that a Facebook page possibly set up by a sixth form student had links to websites which were "a concern".

He says: "They've [Ofsted] deemed the response to the incident wasn't sufficient and wasn't thorough enough."

Marc Ashdown interviews Robert McCulloch-Graham
BBC

Terrorism charges

Guy Smith

BBC London's Home Affairs Correspondent

Three men have been charged with terrorist offences following arrests in London and High Wycombe earlier this month. They are Nadir Ali Sayed, 21, from Hounslow, Yousaf Shah Syed, 19, from High Wycombe and Haseeb Hamayoon, 27, from Hayes.

They will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later.

Horan backs Farrell change

Former Australia centre Tim Horan, who won two Rugby World Cups, believes

Owen Farrell can thrive in the England number 12 shirt against Samoa on Saturday.

Owen Farrell
Getty Images

He told

BBC Radio 5 Live that the Saracens and England centre, has "a very good kicking game, a good rugby brain, and I think he will adapt really well."

News on the Hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The headlines this hour include:

  • A Church of England school in Stepney that was previously rated outstanding is to be put into special measures after inspectors raised concerns about its sixth form Islamic society.
  • A man's been arrested after a firearm was recovered from an address in Holloway. Officers recovered a Revolver handgun, money and what is believed to be a large quantity of Class A, Class B and Class C drugs.
  • For once in her life BBC London 94.9's Vanessa Feltz has been left lost for words after it was announced she's to be honoured with one of the British radio industry's highest accolades.

BBC London News

TV

On BBC London News on BBC One at 13:30, the director of education at Tower Hamlets, Robert McCulloch-Graham, responds for the first time to the news that a Stepney school previously ranked outstanding by Ofsted
is to be put under special measures over concerns about an Islamic society.

Scrabble tournament

Players from 120 countries are competing in the the

Scrabble Champions Tournament at ExCel today.

Scrabble competitors
PA

What's you highest score on one go?

Email us.

Vine's Vine

Here's Jeremy Vine's 'Vine' of the incident. He writes: The moment I got stopped by police with a speed gun, checking cyclists today.

Reaction to bike 'speeding'

David Standard

tweets
Jeremy Vine: for goodness sake - because that's the real danger, cyclists on a path, not lorries on the road, unbelievable!

Jeremy Vine speeding

@LdnCyclingCampaign

tweets support to Jeremy Vine after he was caught speeding on a bicycle in Hyde Park.

Twitter conversation
BBC

Jeremy Vine caught speeding

Jeremy Vine has been caught speeding after riding his bike at 16mph. The BBC presenter was stopped in his tracks in London's Hyde Park by a police officer with a speed gun,

reports ITV.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The headlines this hour include:

  • A Church of England school in Stepney that was previously rated outstanding is to be put into special measures after inspectors raised concerns about its sixth form Islamic society.
  • For once in her life BBC London 94.9's Vanessa Feltz has been left lost for words after it was announced she's to be honoured with one of the British radio industry's highest accolades.

'Ultimate accolade'

Vanessa Feltz has had her

BBC London 94.9 mid-morning show for 12 years. Vanessa's daughters, listeners and colleagues have called in to congratulate her on
today's news.

"You were my broadcaster of choice when I was in labour," texted one listener, a mother-of-two.

Vanessa responded: "I consider that the ultimate accolade, a huge feather in my cap."

Vanessa Feltz with David Robey
BBC