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  1. Updates from Thursday 27 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Beth Rose

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

That's all for Local Live today.

The service will return at 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Have a good evening.

BBC London news

BBC London News


On the programme tonight at 18:30 on

BBC One: A manhunt is underway after the
murder of a married couple at their home in Surrey.

And claims an independent school ignored warnings about a teacher who abused children before going on to take his own life.

Misty overnight

This evening and tonight it will stay rather cloudy with only a few clearer interludes in places. It will also turn rather misty overnight.

Minimum Temperature: 8C (46F).

Artwork treasure hunt


Dom Pattinson - who has sold pieces of his work to George Clooney - is hiding 10 pieces of his artwork across London for people to find and keep.

Dom Pattinson artwork
Dom Pattinson

The treasure hunt will take place between Euston and Hampstead tomorrow ahead of his exhibition at Utopia Studios, Primrose Hill on 11 December.

History of photography exhibition

Key images from the history of photography are to be displayed at the

Science Museum as part of the exhibition Drawn by Light which will showcase the archives of
The Royal Photographic Society.

Leicester Square, 1896, Paul Martin
National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL

Among them are images from the earliest days of the art form and will see pioneers including Alice In Wonderland author Lewis Carroll displayed alongside modern artists including Don McCullin, Terry O'Neill and Martin Parr.

Wasps centre banned

Wasps centre Elliot Daly has been given a three-week ban for verbally abusing a referee during his side's 31-15 Premiership defeat at Exeter Chiefs.

Wasps centre Elliot Daly in action against Exeter Chiefs
Getty Images

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to "acts contrary to good sportsmanship" at a Rugby Football Union hearing in London.

Accident involving three cars

There are severe delays with tailbacks of up to nine miles on the A12 eastbound in Wanstead between Green Man Roundabout and Redbridge Roundabout, because of an accident involving around three cars.

On the A406 North Circular Road there is very slow traffic in both directions in Barking between Beckton Roundabout and Ilford exit.

Courier 'threw Tower of London poppy'

A courier company has apologised after one of its delivery men was caught throwing a package, containing a ceramic poppy form the Tower of London, over a 25ft fence. You can

read more in The Metro.

Observatory lit up with eyes

Light artist Gerry Hofstetter illuminated the

Royal Observatory in Greenwich last night as part of a project by Swiss International Air Lines.

The Art of Attentiveness
The Art of Attentiveness

The installation features the eyes of the cabin crew to symbolise eye contact between people and to encourage everyone to be more attentive to one another.

On air

BBC London 94.9


On air now with Eddie Nestor, the team talks about the West Hendon estate in Barnet where residents are being moved out to make way for more expensive homes.

What do you think? You can

listen live on BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 020 7224 2000.

News on the hour

The lead story at 17:00 on

BBC London 94.9: The Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell says he's "bitterly disappointed" after losing the libel action he brought against the Sun newspaper after being accused of referring to police officers at the gates of Downing Street as "plebs".

American ex-wife awarded £337m

The American wife of a London financier has

been awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

Sir Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper-Hohn

Sir Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper-Hohn, founders of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, had fought over assets said to be worth more than £700m.

Crowdfund brewery campaign begins

A brewery that allows members to brew their own craft beer has started a

crowd­funding campaign.

URBREW founders
Mavin Comms

UBREW based in Bermondsey hopes to crowdsource £75,000 to buy equipment, rented accommodation and a workforce. It currently has 300 members.

Plebgate ruling


The BBC's political correspondent Chris Mason

tweets: Former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell has lost his High Court libel action over the "Plebgate" incident.

Watch: Colouring in for grown ups?

Loved colouring in as a child? Apparently in France colouring books for adults are outselling cookery books.


London illustrator Richard Merritt talks about the reason behind the craze and the book he has created especially for grown ups.

News on the hour

The lead story at 16:00 on

BBC London 94.9: The former government chief whip, Andrew Mitchell, has lost his libel action against News Group Newspapers, which publishes The Sun.

Rare Lamborghini goes up in flames

via Facebook

Go to the

BBC London Facebook page to
watch a rare Lamborghini Miura SV being reduced to a fire blackened wreck.

Lamborghini goes up in flames

It's owner, the founder of Foxton's Estate Agents Jon Hunt, is seeking compensation at the High Court after he claims a garage fitted the wrong type of spark plugs to the car.

Teacher denies student affair

A married religious studies teacher accused of having sex with a teenage pupil at Bexleyheath Academy has told Inner London Crown Court the affair "did not happen".

Stuart Kerner, 44, from Aylesford, Kent, denies two counts of sexual activity with a child and six counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust over an 18 month period.

It is alleged the pair had sex in empty classrooms and cleaning cupboards at the school.

Heathrow Airport expansion debate

A public debate is being held in Wandsworth tonight for residents to have their say on a potential expansion of

Heathrow Airport.

The world's biggest passenger airliner, the giant 555-seater Airbus A380, arrives at London's Heathrow airport

The debate at St Mary's Church, Putney High Street will involve

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia, MP for Putney Justine Greening and Matt Gorman the sustainability and environment director at Heathrow Airport.

News on the Hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 15:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Police are hunting a 38 year-old man after the bodies of a couple in their 50s were found in a house in Leatherhead.

Drug dealers 'stabbed 24 times in 60 seconds'

A pair of drug dealers were ambushed and stabbed to death in a "swift, frenzied, utterly brutal attack" in a Leytonstone residential street, the Old Bailey has heard.

Aaron Carriere (left) and Josiah Manful
Met Police

Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20, were "lured" to the road on 1 March and stabbed 24 times in under a minute after their vehicle was trapped by four cars. Five men and two youths deny the double murder.

HIV test week


Kingston Council

tweets: Get a free HIV test aboard the
@YoungLivin Bus today outside Accessorize in #Kingston, 10am to 7pm. #HIVTestWeek

EastEnders actress in court

The actress Linda Henry is to stand trial in February for

racially aggravated harassment outside a Jamie Oliver restaurant in Greenwich.

Linda Henry

The 51-year-old, who plays barmaid Shirley Carter in EastEnders, was charged following an incident in September. She has denied the charge.

Standsted Express refund


The Standsted Express team

tweets: Apologies for the disruption caused by a signal fault at #LiverpoolSt this morning. Delay repay
here GK

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 14:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Police are hunting a 38 year-old man after the bodies of a couple in their 50s were found in a house in Leatherhead.

Author PD James dies

Crime writer P.D. James has died aged 94.

PD James

The novelist, who wrote a string of books about detective Adam Dalgliesh, sat in the House of Lords for many years as Baroness James of Holland Park.

Brentford 'may have to groundshare'

Brentford have confirmed they may have to move away from Griffin Park and groundshare if they are promoted to the Premier League this season.

Griffin Park
Getty Images

The west London club's stadium does not currently satisfy top flight standards. The club's chief executive Mark Devlin said it was "looking at creative and innovative solutions".

Mayfair leak


London Fire Brigade

tweets: Air conditioning leak on Grafton St #Mayfair: We're working to isolate the burst pipe. Heavy traffic in the area, so avoid if possible.

Afternoon weather

The rest of today will stay rather cloudy with some patchy rain at times, although some bright spells may develop by mid afternoon, particularly towards Watford.

Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F).

BBC London news

Katharine Carpenter

Reporter and presenter

Join me for our lunchtime news at 13:30 on

BBC One when we'll reveal the findings of a report into the paedophile teacher who abused more than 60 boys at a top private school.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Plus we'll be hearing from one of the world's greatest male ballet dancers and star of Sex in the City. Mikhail Baryshnikov is in London to open his first UK exhibition of photography.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 13:00 on

BBC London 94.9: A couple found murdered in their home in Leatherhead last night have been named locally as Patrick and Gill Kettyle.

Stagecoach shares

Shares in Stagecoach are up more than 8% following the announcement that it

won the East Coast rail franchise.

Meanwhile, rivals FirstGroup are down 5.6%.

The Giving Tree

Shoppers in Bexleyheath have started buying presents for children and women using

Bexley Women's Aid, a refuge from domestic violence.

The Giving Tree tags

The Giving Tree at Broadway Shopping Centre is covered in tags detailing the age and gender of a child. Shoppers are able to choose a tag before buying a present for that child which they can then drop off at the tree.

MCC to lower flag for Hughes


MCC has said the flag at Lord's will be lowered in Phil Hughes' memory,
following his death two days after being struck by a ball.

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes (file pic Aug 2010)

The ground is home to one of the 25-year-old's former clubs Middlesex.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at noon on

BBC London 94.9: A couple found murdered in their home in Leatherhead last night have been named locally as Patrick and Gill Kettyle.

Man sought after Tube assault

British Transport Police are trying to identify a man from CCTV footage after a teenager was punched in the face at Canons Park London Underground station.


The 16-year-old was assaulted on 23 October at about 18:00 when he was making his way to football practice. As well as suffering a black eye and bloody nose the incident is said to have had a "lasting emotional impact" on him.