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  1. Updates from Monday 24 November 2014
  2. Three teenagers guilty over axe killing
  3. Friends 'told police of girl's affair with teacher'
  4. Northern Line strike date set for 1 December
  5. No charges for man held over Stephen Lawrence murder
  6. First Crossrail tracks are laid down
  7. Campaign to save floating bookshop

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By Beth Rose

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Beth Rose

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That's all for Local Live today. I'll be back from 08:00 tomorrows bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Have a good evening.

Evening bulletin

BBC London News


On the programme at 18:30 on

BBC One: There are fears for a teenage girl who is believed to have travelled to Syria to join in the fight against Islamic State.

And the residents facing a massive rent increase after their flats were sold off to a developer.

Anyone for tennis?

Mayor of London Boris Johnson joined some of world's best wheelchair tennis players outside City Hall earlier as they showed off their skills ahead of the forthcoming NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Birmingham.

Boris Johnson

Frost and freezing fog

This evening and tonight clear spells will lead to frost and patchy freezing fog forming. However it will probably tend to lift later in the night, as thicker cloud spreads from the south, giving a little rain in places.

Minimum Temperature: -2C (28F).

Mayoral candidate steps forward

London Evening Standard


Entrepreneur Ivan Massow has launched a bid to stand as the Tory candidate for Mayor of London in 2016.

Ivor Massow
Ivor Massow


told the Evening Standard his reputation as a "loose cannon" who was not afraid of putting "principle before party" would serve his campaign well.

He said that, unlike Tory leader David Cameron and Mr Johnson, he was a "rags to riches boy" who left school at 16 and "didn't go to Oxford or Eton".

Christmas is coming

If you're looking forward to getting into the swing of December's festivities London 24 has compiled a

list of London's best Christmas markets.

Covent Garden
Naomi Silk

Severe delays on M25

BBC London


There are severe delays of up to an hour on the M25 clockwise, with the inside lane closed between J16 M40 and J17 Maple Cross after a crane fire.

And in Primrose Hill, Prince Albert Road is closed in both directions between B525 Avenue Road and Albert Terrace because of flooding. There is a diversion in place for bus route 274 via the A501 Marylebone Road, and A4201 Albany Street.

News on the hour

The lead story at 17:00 on

BBC London 94.9: London Underground drivers on the Northern Line are to take part in a 24-hour strike next Monday over the dismissal of a worker.

Tower of London viewing platform shatters

A layer of glass on

Tower Bridge's new viewing platform shattered on Friday evening when an empty beer bottle fell on to it, the attraction has confirmed.

Visitors try out the new glass walkway at Tower Bridge

In a statement, it said: "The floor was immediately inspected and covered to protect guests from glass splinters....Tower Bridge Exhibition's engineering team attended the site on Saturday morning and the sacrificial glass panel was replaced on Sunday morning.

The Exhibition space remained open to the public as normal."

The glass which smashed was one of four layers.

Chelsea's John Neal dies

Former Chelsea manager John Neal has died after a long career in football which took in Hull, Swindon, Aston Villa and Southampton as a player, as well as Wrexham, Middlesbrough and Chelsea as a manager.

John Neal
Chelsea FC


London club released a statement which said: "Chelsea Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of John Neal, one of the most significant and loved managers in our history."

Appointed by Chelsea in 1981, Neal prevented the Blues from slipping into the Third Division and in 1984 guided them to the Second Division title. He died on Sunday aged 82.

Hospital chief exec stands down

The chief executive of

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Tony Bell, has stepped down from his position.

Mr Bell said: "I believe that this is the right time for me to hand over the reins as a new Trust Board establishes itself and reviews its priorities for the future."

The reason for his departure has not yet been disclosed, but Mr Bell is set to start working at

NHS England on national policy.

Who, what and why Occupy?

Lucy Townsend

BBC News Magazine

Activists from the Occupy movement held their latest campaign in London this weekend. The protest movement, now three years old, has global recognition.

Occupy London camp outside St Paul's Cathedral, London 2012
Getty Images


how can its impact be measured?

'Oldest' hockey player at 84

A former teacher from London has

completed a full 70-minute game of hockey at the age of 84.

Robert Adams

Robert Adams played in West Derby Hockey Club's 4-1 win over Golborne on Saturday. He now has to wait for

Guinness World Records to confirm his place in the history books where he would take over from the current holder -
83-year-old Roger Jones from New Zealand.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 16:00 on

BBC London 94.9: London Underground drivers on the Northern Line are to take part in a 24 hour strike next Monday over the dismissal of a worker.

Crossrail tracks laid in London


first section of track to be used by Crossrail trains has been laid on a new bridge in west London with the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services set to use it from next year.

Crossrail engineers

Crossrail services between Paddington and Heathrow are due to begin in 2018.

Campaign to save floating bookshop


campaign has been launched to help save London's floating bookshop Word On The Water which has been trading on the River Thames for the last four years after it had its permanent mooring application on the Regent's Canal at Paddington turned down by the
Canals and River Trust.

Word on the Water barge
Word On The Water

The trust awarded the mooring to

British Land which will open a coffee shop and information centre at the sire. A
petition has been launched in support of the floating shop.

Listen again


BBC London 94.9 presenter Robert Elms

tweets: Thanks to
@idriselba for being #ListedLondoner
@bbclondon949. You can
listen again after 4pm

Robert Elms and Idris Elba

Friends of 'teacher affair' girl told police

Friends of a schoolgirl who had sex with a married teacher warned police about the illicit affair, but were told there was nothing they could do unless the girl herself report it, Inner London Crown Court heard.

Stuart Kerner, 44, of Aylesford, Kent who was vice principal at the school denies having a secret relationship with the 15-year-old girl at Bexleyheath Academy in south-east London. He has been charged with six counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust.

The world's first loyalty card

Will Smale

Business reporter, BBC News, Soccerex, Rio

From the kitchen of a Chiswick house to changing the way the nation shops, Edwina Dunn looks back on how she and her husband

helped Tesco launch its Clubcard.

Edwina Dunn

News on the Hour

BBC London 94.9


The top London story at 15:00 on

BBC London 94.9: London Underground drivers on the Northern Line are to take part in a 24 hour strike next Monday over the dismissal of a worker

Three guilty of axe killing

  • Kiro Halliburton, 18, from Tollgate Drive, Hayes, was found guilty of murder
  • Mahdi Osman, 18, from Hoskins Close, Hayes was found not guilty murder but guilty of manslaughter
  • Zakariya Subeir, 18, from Rockingham Road, Uxbridge, west London, was found not guilty murder but guilty manslaughter
  • A 17-year-old, who cannot be identified due to his age, was found not guilty of murder and not guilty of manslaughter

Three guilty of axe killing

After the attack Haliburton fled to Leeds, where he changed his appearance and Zakiriya Subeir travelled to Somalia but was arrested at Heathrow on his return.

Another defendant Mahdi Osman also went to ground and was arrested five days later.

Three guilty of axe murder

The Old Bailey jury heard how handyman Paul Thrower became enraged when a group of youths who hung around outside the block in St.Dunstan's Close where he lived allegedly spat at his girlfriend, throwing a drink at her and calling her names.

The victim confronted them on a balcony. Two of the youths barricaded themselves in the bin chute area, but Paul Thrower broke through a glass panel and climbed through the gap.

Zakariya Subeir, 18, admitted striking Paul Thrower three times with an axe and Kiro Haliburton, 18, accepted stabbing the victim, but both denied murder claiming they acted in self-defence.

Three guilty of axe killing

Three teenagers have been found guilty of killing a man by attacking him with an axe and a knife after he confronted them for abusing his girlfriend.

Paul Thrower, 46, was murdered in February in Hayes, west London.

Youngest actress gets Bafta

Nine-year-old Cherry Campbell who plays the title role in CBeebies show Katie Morag has

become the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards while Dick and Dom - Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood - won the presenter prize 10 years after first scooping it.

Katie Morag

This year's ceremony was hosted by Doc Brown at the Roundhouse in London last night.

Afternoon weather

The afternoon will remain dry and sunny with light winds. Top temperature will be 8C (46F).

However, the Met Office has

tweeted a yellow fog warning. It says the fog will creep in after dark and could reduce visibility down to less than 100m.

Northern Line strike

Nigel Holness, London Underground's Operations Director for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, said: "To ensure the safety of our customers we operate a zero tolerance policy towards alcohol at work.

"Anyone found to be in breach of this policy faces a disciplinary process and possible dismissal."

He added: "The RMT leadership has balloted its members whilst the appeal process is still in progress. This is in breach of its agreement with us to exhaust all processes, including ACAS, before balloting members in such cases. The result of the RMT leadership's ballot will not influence our decision and will achieve nothing. Any strike action by the RMT will simply lose its members pay."

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 14:00 on

BBC London 94.9: London Underground drivers on the Northern Line are to take part in a 24 hour strike next Monday over the dismissal of a worker.

Peruvian sunshine fails at premier

Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman relied on a trusty umbrella when she attended the premier of Paddington in London yesterday after the bear's Peruvian sun failed to shine in the capital.

Paddington premier

Northern Line strike planned

Drivers on the southern end of

London Underground's Northern Line are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over the dismissal of a worker on 1 December.

Members of the

RMT Union will walk out over the dismissal of an employee which it says was part of a "new culture of harassment and misuse of procedures".

Bond Street station partially reopens

Jubilee line customers heading to the West End can now get off at Bond Street station after works to connect the new ticket hall to the existing station infrastructure were completed ahead of schedule.

London Underground sign

Passengers can now exit or change lines at the station. The work is part of

London Underground's £10bn programme of improvements which includes modernising and enlarging the station ahead of the arrival of Crossrail.

Matisse expected to fetch £12m

Sotheby's in London has put Henri Matisse's Odalisque Au Fauteuil Noir on display ahead of it being auctioned in February where it is expected to fetch up to £12m.

Henri Matisse's Odalisque Au Fauteuil Noir

The picture, completed in Nice in January 1942, shows one of his favourite subjects - Nezy-Hamide Chawkat, an exiled Turkish princess who was the great-granddaughter of the last sultan of Turkey and fled to France with her grandmother when the royal family lost power.

Lunchtime bulletin

BBC London News


On the programme at 13:30 on

BBC One: The family of a woman from south London who was jailed in Iran for watching a men's volleyball game
say she's been freed on bail.

And we meet this year's unsung hero of the capital's's sporting community - a judo teacher from Bexley and Sidcup.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 13:00 on

BBC London 94.9: NHS workers in London have returned to work after staging a four-hour strike in a dispute over pay.

No further action for Lawrence suspect

A sixth man held over the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence will not be prosecuted due to insufficient evidence the

Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

Stephen Lawrence

The suspect arrested 11 months ago has never been named. Mr Lawrence, 18, was stabbed to death by a group of up to six white youths in an unprovoked racist attack in Eltham in 1993.

Southern Trains temporarily cancelled


London Bridge's communication team

tweets: Due to an operational incident under investigation there are no Southern trains until further notice. We are working hard to restore trains.

Jutting ruled fit to stand trial

British man Rurik Jutting, 29, charged with the murder of two women in Hong Kong has been

ruled fit to stand trial by a judge.

Rurik Jutting arrives at court in Hong Kong (24 Nov 2014)

Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih who were domestic workers but working in the sex trade were found dead at his apartment on 1 November. Before moving to Hong Kong, Mr Jutting worked at Barclays in London for two years.

Brit wins World Scrabble Championship


British man has won the final of the World Scrabble Championship in London with the word "talaq" which means a Muslim form of divorce.

Craig Beevers (right) beat Chris Lipe from New York

Craig Beevers, 33, from Guisborough, beat Chris Lipe, 34, from Clinton, New York, three games to one in the final at the Excel Centre.

Mary J Blige's London love affair

Michael Osborn

Entertainment reporter, BBC News

US soul singer Mary J Blige has worked with a host of young British musical talent to create her latest album

The London Sessions.

Mary J Blige
Island Records/presser

Blige, who has nine Grammy awards and 20 years of experience to her name, has worked with the likes of dance duo Disclosure, Sam Smith and Emeli Sande to produce her latest opus in the UK.