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  1. Updates from Tuesday 25 November 2014
  2. More from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Beth Rose

BBC News Online

That's all for Local live today. Josephine McDermott will be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Have a good evening.

Councillors sign up to White Ribbon Day

Leader of Hounslow Council, Steve Curran and councillor Sue Sampson have signed up to the white ribbon campaign as part of

UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Hounslow councillors
Hounslow Council

Cllr Sampson, whose sister was murdered by her estranged husband, said: "Violence against women is violence against humanity. Not only does it inflict physical wounds on those who suffer from it, it mentally scars women and their families."

Croydon 'hottest for shopping'

According to the Croydon Advertiser the town has been ranked as the

7th best place in the UK for shopping.

Cloud and rain

This evening and tonight will be rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading in from the south. Through the night the wind will ease and it will become damp and misty with extensive low cloud, especially through the Thames Estuary. Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).

London sunset
London from the rooftops

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London from the Rooftops for sending us this picture of yesterday's sunset in the capital.

BreakingFacebook responds to Rigby message


Facebook has issued a statement

after it emerged it hosted a conversation by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers five months before the attack.

Michael Adebowale said he wanted to kill a soldier and

discussed his plans in "the most graphic and emotive manner", according to the UK's Intelligence and Security Committee.

Facebook said: "Like everyone else, we were horrified by the vicious murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. We don't comment on individual cases but Facebook's policies are clear, we do not allow terrorist content on the site and take steps to prevent people from using our service for these purposes."

Woman wanted by police

Police are trying to track down Daisy McFadyen, 20, of Islington, after she failed to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 11 November to stand trial for fraud offences.

Daisy McFadyen
Surrey Police

An arrest warrant has been issued and

Surrey Police believe she may have links to the West Ham and Stratford areas. Anyone with information should the force on 101.

London Bridge station set to partially close

Twelve million commuter journeys could be disrupted when one of London's busiest stations

partly closes over Christmas and new year, rail authorities have warned.

Arches under London Bridge

Southern and Thameslink trains will not call at London Bridge station from 20 December to 4 January.

Schalke-Chelsea match 'without revenge'

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo says he is not motivated by revenge as his Schalke side prepare to host the Blues in the Champions League.

Roberto Di Matteo
Getty Images

Di Matteo, 44, won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 but was sacked six months later.

Tube passengers in darkness

Passengers on a Bakerloo line Tube which stalled in the Queen's Park area at about 05:30 this morning

were plunged into darkness for more than an hour.

Tube carriage
Ben Davis

Commuter Ben Davis told the BBC: "We've been stuck on the Tube in freezing temperatures at Queens Park on the Bakerloo Line for over an hour."

London Underground apologised and offered passengers a refund.

Tetanus jab after KFC

Sam Fryer, a mother from Mitcham, has told This Is Local London she had to get a Tetanus jab after her

lip was sliced open by a shard of glass found in her chips from KFC.

The restaurant is investigating but said it is "confident" the glass did not originate from their kitchen.

'Safe haven for terrorists'

The inquiry into the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby revealed Michael Adebowale swapped messages with an extremist and blamed the "company on whose system the exchange took place".

That company is now understood to be Facebook.

The firm was not named in the report for this, and earlier committee chairman Sir Malcolm Rifkind said: "This company does not regard themselves as under any obligation to ensure that they identify such threats, or to report them to the authorities.

"We find this unacceptable: however unintentionally, they are providing a safe haven for terrorists."

'Mistakes have been made'

Lucy Manning

Special Correspondent, BBC News

Lee Rigby's uncle tells the BBC: "Mistakes have been made possibly, perhaps we could have done bit more, but I can't believe Lee's murder could have been stopped."

Facebook message 'highly significant'

The parliamentary committee flagged up an online exchange between Adebowale and an overseas extremist, now understood to have been carried out over Facebook, which only came to light after the attack on Fusilier Lee Rigby.

In the exchange from December 2012, Adebowale expresses his intent to murder a soldier in a "graphic and emotive" manner.

Committee chairman Sir Malcolm Rifkind said: "This was highly significant. Had MI5 had access to this exchange at the time, Adebowale would have become a top priority. There is then a significant possibility that MI5 would have been able to prevent the attack."

BreakingFacebook 'was extremist message carrier'


The BBC understands that the company which carried

Michael Adebowale's exchange with a foreign extremist about wanting to murder a British soldier was Facebook.

He later went on to murder Fusilier Lee Rigby. Facebook has so far refused to comment.

Reaction to Rigby MI5 report


BBC London's home Affairs correspondent

tweets: Hazel Blears (Labour MP): Govt's counter-terrorism programme is not working. Prevent prog. needs to be properly resourced and targeted

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 16:00 on

BBC London 94.9: David Cameron says "significant areas of concern" have been raised by a parliamentary report, which identified missed opportunities for security services to learn more about the men who murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby.

'Terror patrols'


Scotland Yard's police helicopter team

tweets: I99 conducting Counter Terrorism patrols over London's transport hubs #CTAW2014

Aerial view of London
Met Police

Monroe costume to go under the hammer

A costume worn by Marilyn Monroe for a photo shoot is expected to fetch up to £500,000 when it goes under the hammer next month at

Christie's pop culture sale in South Kensington on 16 December.

Marilyn Monroe costume

Also going under the hammer is a black leather motorcycle jacket worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day which has been valued at £25,000 and includes several custom-made bullet holes.

TV opportunity


BBC London reporter Charlotte Franks

tweets: I'm looking to speak to someone who was injured whilst travelling as a passenger on a London bus. Do u know anyone who was hurt?

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 14:00 on

BBC London 94.9: A report says the two men who murdered a British soldier in broad daylight in south-east London last year were under investigation at various times by the security service, MI5.

Front Page

London Evening Standard


The Evening Standard's front page this evening:

Evening Standard
Evening Standard

Mist and fog

Cloudy with mist and hill fog becoming widespread, especially across Hampstead Heath, as outbreaks of rain continue. Some heavier bursts of rain are possible. Minimum Temperature: 5 Deg C (41 Deg F)

Sports Personality of the Year

The annual shortlist of 10 sportsmen and women has been

released for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award.

Gareth Bale

The world's most expensive footballer and former Tottenham player - Gareth Bale - has been named and is the first footballer to be shortlisted since 2009, when compatriot Ryan Giggs won the main award.

Underground Argos store

Argos has teamed up with

Transport for London to launch its first Underground store at Cannon Street Tube station.

The new Argos Collect store will provide customers with a choice of more than 20,000 products which they can buy or reserve in advance and collect within hours.

Recycling rates drop

Dayne Martin

BBC News

Almost half of London's boroughs are recycling less domestic waste this year compared to last with 16 of the 34 boroughs seeing a drop in the amount of waste being recycled,
according to Defra.

Newham is the worst performer, dropping 3.4% year on year while Havering, Wandsworth, Richmond and Lewisham make up the five worst performers.

London Councils said shared housing was one reason for the fall in recycling.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 14:00 on

BBC London 94.9: A highly critical report has identified missed opportunities for security services to learn more about the men who went on to murder Fusilier Lee Rigby.

Where do you live?

The Metro has ranked London's boroughs from worst to best, but if you live in Kingston on Thames, Redbridge, Havering or Bexley, then bad luck, you didn't even really make it on to the list.

Wilshere to see specialist for ankle injury

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will see an ankle specialist to assess an injury he suffered during Arsenal's 2-1 Premier League defeat by Manchester United.

Jack Wilshere

The England midfielder Wilshere, 22, limped off after he was tackled by United defender Paddy McNair during the second half of Saturday's game.

HS2 anger


BBC London's transport correspondent

tweets: Fear & anger in Ickenham at HS2. Local MP says HS2 Ltd so far "shambolic" & incompetent"
@BBCLondonNews 1330/1830

Stop HS2

Your views on Mellor 'rant'

via Facebook

Thanks to Richard Inwards who comments on the

BBC London Facebook page about former Conservative cabinet minister
David Mellor recorded having a heated row with a London taxi driver over the best route to take.

Richard said: "Taxi driver should have just taken him the way he wanted .. if it was cheaper then Mellor was right, if it wasn't then Mellor would have thought he was right.

"To be fair I have gotten taxi's home sometimes and they don't always take the route you would have taken when you are closer to home and know the local road."

Coming up

BBC London News


On the lunch time bulletin at 13:30 on

BBC One: A coroner rules the freezing of stem cells at Great Ormond Street Hospital
may have contributed to the death of a 12-year-old patient.

And a fire claims the last remaining business on the site of Tottenham Hotspur proposed new stadium.

News on the hour

The lead story at 13:00 on

BBC London 94.9: A report says the two men who murdered a British soldier in broad daylight in south-east London last year were under investigation at various times by the security service, MI5.

HIV mobile clinic


mobile HIV testing clinic is touring Croydon this week to encourage people to get checked for the condition, Your Local Guardian reports.

London's population growth

The Guardian

Guardian blogger Dave Hill looks at London's population and how it is

expected to top the previous high of 8.615 million by the New Year.

He also points out that the present record figure was hit not recently but in 1939, the first year of World War II, before London thinned out over the next decade.

Train service 'to be run by France'

Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore has said it would be "unfortunate" if the UK's only Government-run rail line - the London to Scotland East Coast service - was taken over by a consortium largely owned by the French state.

A report due out later this week is expected to say a new private franchise will see the line, from next year, being run by joint bidders Eurostar and French transport company

Keolis which is 70% owned by state-run French rail company SNCF.