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  1. Updates from Wednesday 26 November 2014

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That's all for the local live page today. Beth Rose will bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London tomorrow from 08:00.

Staying cloudy

It will stay cloudy overnight with further outbreaks of locally heavy rain or drizzle, and with widespread mist and patchy fog persisting. Minimum temperature: 8C (46F).

First resident artist returns

An exhibition by artist Maggi Hambling opened at the National Gallery earlier. She was its first artist in residence in 1980 and returns to Trafalgar Square for the first time in 35 years.

Wall of Water

The series of paintings called Wall of Water has not been seen in public before and is on show until February.

London Irish 'poor form'

BBC Sport

London Irish winger Alex Lewington says the team must address their poor home form if they are to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle.

Driver sentenced over death

The Brentwood Gazette

reports a man who caused the death of a mother whilst speeding on the A12, has been sentenced to six years and four months in prison.

Sam Tucker
Metropolitan Police

Sam Tucker, 24, of Goodshayes Drive, Harold Hill, east London, collided with the car of Yothini Sriskandapalan of Ilford in May.

'Sentences welcomed'

On the terrorism training sentencing, Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire said: "We welcome the sentences handed down by the court.

"This case clearly demonstrates the government's clear message that people who commit, plan and support acts of terror abroad will face justice when they come back to the UK."

'Solidarity demonstration'

Reporter Anna O'Neill is at the US embassy where a "solidarity with Ferguson" demonstration is to take place at 19:00.

The US embassy

'Can hardly get more serious'

BBC London 94.9


Responding to the

sentencing of two brothers for receiving terrorism training in Syria, Kensington MP and intelligence committee chairman Sir Malcolm Rifkind
told Drivetime: "The fact that any British citizen has been willing to accept terrorism training - if that is what has happened in this case - demonstrates the seriousness of the situation we are facing.

"That implies that they are planning to return to this country to use that training. You can hardly get more serious than that set of circumstances."

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


top local story this hour:

Two men from Stratford, east London, have become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.

Syria jihadi pictured

London Evening Standard


Standard front page
Evening Standard

Here's the West End final edition.

It leads with the story that a fugitive London jihadi has posted a picture of himself with his "newborn son" after he skipped bail to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria.

Death following police house visit

Police say a man was found dead three floors below an open window in Lambeth last night after they forced entry into a property in Hercules Road, Lambeth, to make an arrest.

Police said they could not confirm whether the man in his mid-40s who died was the man they intended to arrest. The incident has been referred to the

Independent Police Complaints Commission to assess.

Photos from training camp

Dominic Casciani

Home affairs correspondent, BBC News

Mohommod Nawaz
New Scotland Yard

Last August the brothers said they were going out for a meal in Walthamstow in east London but instead they had left for France.

They flew from Lyon to Turkey and ultimately crossed the border to Syria to join a jihadist training camp.

They were stopped by border officers who found pictures like this of Mohommod Nawaz posing with an AK-47:

BreakingLondon brothers jailed

Breaking News

Two brothers from east London have become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.

Hamza Nawaz, left, and Mohommod Nawaz, right
New Scotland Yard

Strike talks

Talks aimed at averting a

strike by drivers on the Northern Line are to be held tomorrow.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) are due to walk out on Monday in a row over the sacking of a colleague.

Yeoh train recordings

Here's a pen Yeoh used for

secret recordings.

Pen camera
Metropolitan Police

Police said most of the images were filmed in lavatories but also included consultations and interviews in both NHS and private practice as well as public places like overland and underground trains, trams and in the street.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The headlines this hour include:

  • A married couple from Walsall have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences at Heathrow Airport.
  • A man carrying a bag of weapons was Tasered by police in east London after he attacked a woman. Officers were called to the incident in Ilford at around 22.45 yesterday.

Fog travel impact


tweets: Woolwich Ferry is currently suspended due to fog. Buses around the area may experience delays.

100 Club recording

BBC iPlayer Radio

Chris Hawkins presents

recordings from the BBC's archive of live music including: the Rezillos recorded at the 100 Club in London in 2006 and sessions from Splodgenessabounds and Darren Hayman.

'Tax on aspiration'

Daily Politics

Live on BBC Two

Former Tottenham and Arsenal star Sol Campbell

tells BBC Two's Daily Politics he has paid millions in income tax and stamp duty but Labour's proposed mansion tax would penalise him for investing in a property portfolio. "I see this as a tax on aspiration," he said.

Sol Campbell
Getty Images

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Our top local story this hour include:

A doctor, who installed hidden cameras in the toilets at a hospital in south London, has been jailed for five years.

Alexandra Palace plans submitted

Tottenham & Wood Green Journal

Final detailed plans to repair and refurbish the entire eastern end of Alexandra Palace, home to a Victorian theatre and the BBC studios that first broadcast high-definition television,

have at last been submitted to Haringey Council.

Watford sign Crystal Palace midfielder on loan

BBC Sport

Watford have

signed midfielder Adlene Guedioura from Premier League side Crystal Palace on loan until 1 January.

HIV charity's milestone

Dayne Martin

BBC News

London based HIV charity Body & Soul marks its 18th birthday today with the launch of a major fundraising campaign designed to ensure its future survival.

Pearl Mahaga
Body and Soul

Despite having gained National Lottery grants which helped spawn the Life in my Shoes campaign and the feature film Undefeated, starring actress Pearl Mahaga (pictured), the charity continues to require public support and donations, to keep running.

Four admit Wimbledon burglary

Four Polish men have admitted a burglary during which university lecturer Paul Kohler was savagely beaten at his home.

Two of the men admitted grievous bodily harm with intent and aggravated burglary.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The headlines this hour include:

  • The government's independent reviewer of terrorism has criticised a new government plan to exclude people from returning from abroad if they go to fight with terrorist groups.
  • A doctor who installed hidden cameras in the toilets at a hospital in south London has been jailed for five years.

Snake in recycling

Ham & High

A resident in West Hampstead opened their front door on Monday morning to find a two metre-long snake in their recycling box, reports the

Ham and High.

Police were called after the owner of the bin was faced with the reptile outside their front door.

Big budget films boost Pinewood profits

Big budget productions including

the latest Star Wars and Avengers films have helped profits at Pinewood Shepperton.

Pinewood studios entrance
Pinewood Studios

Europe's biggest provider of stage and studio space reported a £160,000 rise in half-year profits to £1.76m.

The 24th James Bond film will also be shot at Pinewood.

Coming up

Louisa Preston

Journalist, BBC London

Why short-term lets are encouraged in some London boroughs but could be illegal in others. And, will this gloomy weather continue? We'll have a full round-up of the weather and the rest of the day's news at

13:30 on BBC One.

Rain and drizzle

The afternoon will be dull and overcast with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Mist and patchy fog will become extensive by evening, particularly over higher ground.

Maximum temperature: 10C (50F).

Yeoh toilet victim 'violated'

A 23-year-old health professional from Sutton, a

victim of Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh who secretly recorded hundreds of patients, colleagues and friends, said: "I felt humiliated and violated when I found out I had been filmed using my workplace toilet.

"It has led to me becoming anxious about my surroundings."

Here's a watch Yeoh used for recording:

Watch camera
Metropolitan Police

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The headlines this hour include:

  • The gay rights charity Stonewall says it's "shocking" and "unacceptable" that so far this year, more than 300 people have been assaulted in homophobic attacks in London.
  • A doctor who installed hidden cameras in the toilets at a hospital in south London has been jailed for five years.

West London A&Es

BBC News Channel

Andy Slaughter, Labour MP for Hammersmith says: "Following the closure of Hammersmith and Central Middlesex A&E departments in September, west London now has some of the worst waiting times for A&E in the country.

"Last week NHS England told the Evening Standard that Charing Cross A&E would be replaced with an emergency centre run by GPs and nurses. Will the prime minister abandon any further cuts to A&E services in west London?"

Andy Slaughter

Mr Cameron responds: "Not only are we recruiting more A&E consultants and nurses in north-west London, not only are Northwick Park and Ealing Hospital getting more beds, but both Hammersmith and West Middlesex hospitals have GP-led urgent care centres on site that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

He says Mr Slaughter should stop "trying to frighten his constituents".

Concern for elderly

BBC News Channel

Andrew Rosindell, Conservative MP for Romford, asks if the prime minister is aware that older people in boroughs like Barking will be substantially hit by the financial implications of the
Care Act.

Andrew Rosindell

He wants to look at a more equitable funding arrangement for older people.

Lost dog found 150 miles away

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been

found in Yeovil, a year after going missing from Enfield in north-west London.

Joules and her owners
South Somerset District Council

Joules, who had puppies during her walkabout, was found as a stray in Somerset and taken to a veterinary clinic where her identity chip was discovered.

Owner Liz Wilson-Roberts said: "My five-year-old daughter is ecstatic. It has certainly made her Christmas."