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  1. Updates from Tuesday 30 December 2014

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That's all from BBC Local Live for today. Beth Rose will be back tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.

Another freezing night

Temperatures plunged below freezing in parts of the capital last night, like Bushy Park in Hampton, south-west London.

Bushy Park, southwest London

Tonight, it will be another dry and cool evening, with only patchy amounts of cloud. This will lead to a chilly night, with frost forming fairly on early in places and may see some fog patches develop in low-lying areas like the Lea Valley. Lows of -3C (27F).

First aid teaching

A pensioner has begun a campaign to get first aid on the national curriculum after his own teenage nephew was stabbed, reports the

East London Advertiser.

Shepherds Bush delays

TfL Bus Alerts

tweets: Buses in the Wood Lane and Shepherds Bush area are delayed up to forty minutes due to heavy traffic.

Pictures of the year

A sea of ceramic poppies laid in the moat of the Tower of London has made the

BBC's Pictures of the Year.

Chris Jackson/getty images

In total 888,246 flowers were planted with each one representing a British or Commonwealth military death in World War One.

Murder convictions could be quashed

Three men jailed for life for murder are to have

their cases sent to the Court of Appeal after another man admitted wielding the murder weapon.

Prabaskaran Kannan was stabbed to death in Tooting, south London, in 2007. Aziz Miah, Asif Kumbay and Kirush Nanthakumar were jailed in 2008 but Vabeesan Sivarajah, who was convicted with them, has said he held the knife.

Festive travel

Transport for London

tweets: Planned works and service changes may affect your journey. Know your travel options

The cable car commuter

The Daily Mail

Who regularly commutes on the Emirates Air Line cable car? The

Daily Mail says it has spoken to a man who has been using the cable car daily since it's opened.

Emirates Air Line cable car
Getty Images

New Year ferry suspension

Woolwich Ferry services will be suspended for three-hour periods daily from 6 until 13 January as part of refurbishment works.

Transport for London said the works, which started in October, will overhaul four loading bridges, which allow vehicles and pedestrians to get on and off the ferry.

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Police investigate escalator fall

The Met has said inquiries are continuing into how a

man fell from an escalator in the Peter Jones store in south-west London.

Peter Jones in Sloane Square

The man, believed to be in his 20s, received life-threatening injuries in the fall at lunchtime and was taken to hospital.


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Ultra Low Emission Zone consultation

Time is running out for Londoners to give their opinions on plans for the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone in the capital.

Transport for London (TfL) said the zone would reduce the number of people living in areas of poor air quality. The consultation runs until 9 January 2015 and is available


Chelsea sunset

Jeane McCallum took this picture of Chelsea Bridge earlier.

Sunset was at 16:00 in the capital.

Chelsea Bridge
Jeane McCallum

Ebola patient named

A health worker who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Scotland from Sierra Leone has been named as Pauline Cafferkey.

Pauline Cafferkey working is Sierra Leone

Pauline Cafferkey, who flew to Glasgow via Casablanca and London Heathrow, was taken to a specialist treatment centre at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She spoke to the BBC before she went to Sierra Leone, as

Tulip Mazumdar reports.

Peter Jones closes after fall

A department store in south-west London has closed early after a man suffered life-threatening injuries in an escalator fall.

A spokesperson from

John Lewis, which owns the store, said: "John Lewis can confirm that police were called to our Peter Jones shop at 13.05 this afternoon following a serious customer incident.

"Police and London Ambulance service attended the scene and John Lewis continues to work with the relevant authorities. John Lewis has taken the decision to close Peter Jones early today, and will reopen tomorrow. "

Man in department store fall

A man, believed to be in his 20s, has been taken to hospital after falling from an escalator at a department store in south-west London, the

Met Police said.

Emergency services were called at about 13:00 to Peter Jones, in Sloane Square, Chelsea.

London Ambulance said the man was suffering chest and head injuries. He was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington with injuries which are believed to be life-threatening.

Stop and Search figures

The Metropolitan Police

tweets: ‏Latest available figures show stop and search led to 415 weapons being taken off the streets of London during a six month period this year

Ticket-only fireworks

via Facebook


The decision by Mayor Boris Johnson to make the traditional

New Year's Eve fireworks on the Southbank a ticket-only event has not gone down well with all Londoners.


BBC London's Facebook page some have reacted angrily while others are more pragmatic.

Keila Hawksmoor wrote: "We should all start heading back to Trafalgar for traditional NYE celebrations. Charging people for this is exploitative and indicative of the greed present in London and its governing bodies at present."

Dami Agunbiade wrote: "Disgusting how people have to pay just to stand in the cold and see fireworks. I would rather ride the underground all night. The story is rubbish it's just companies just wanting to make extra profit for themselves. Selfish."

While Sean Barlow wrote: "Let's just hope that there being no free NYE parties in Central London has the desired affect of keeping travel disruption and rowdiness to a minimum!"

US embassy competition

The US Embassy London

tweets: Students - be a permanent part of our #NewUSAEmbassy & #MakeYourMark. Comp. closes tomorrow!

New Redbridge synagogue

A new synagogue will be formed in the New Year to streamline the resources of two Redbridge synagogues located just two and a half miles apart, the

Ilford Recorder reports.

Fulham 0 - Brighton 2

BBC Sport

Fulham v Brighton
Getty Images

Second-half goals from Adrian Colunga and Solly March gave Brighton their first win in eight games to lift them out of the Championship drop zone.

It was also a first victory under caretaker manager Nathan Jones in his second game in charge as

Fulham lost for the second time in four days.

Man dies after Barnet collision

A 60-year-old man has died after being hit by a car in north London.


Met Police were called to reports of a collision in Barnet Road near the junction with Hedgerow Lane, Barnet, yesterday at about 21:20. An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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New Year's Eve closures

London Prepared

tweets: Updated map of #LondonNYE road closures

Map of London New Year's Eve road closures

Battersea Power Station's 'steam' chimneys

Two of Battersea Power Station's iconic chimneys look set to emanate steam, reminiscent of its industrial past, reports the

Wandsworth Guardian.

Battersea Power Station

The funniest TripAdvisor reviews

The Independent

London was the most reviewed city in the world in 2014 on the online travel site TripAdvisor, reports

the Independent - but not everyone was impressed.

One London Eye customer wrote: "Did not enjoy the view - there's glass in the way".

Car hits bridge in Tulse Hill

National Rail

tweets: #TulseHillTrains - Trains through Tulse Hill may be delayed by up to 10 minutes due to a vehicle striking a bridge in the area.

Joyce pleads not guilty

Falkirk MP Eric Joyce has

pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and criminal damage in London.

Joyce at court

The 54-year-old appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court following an incident in Camden on 17 October.

On air

Sonja Jessup

Presenter, BBC London News

Got a ticket for the New Year's Eve fireworks tomorrow night? If not, you're being told to stay away from the Embankment and Southbank. The tickets have been introduced this year over safety concerns, but it's angered some Londoners.

And London scientists are desperate to raise thousands of pounds to prevent some of the rarest bones in the world from turning to dust. I'll have the lunchtime news from

BBC London News at 13:15 today.

Oscar winner Luise Rainer dies

Actress Luise Rainer, who became the first winner of consecutive Oscars in the 1930s,

has died at the age of 104, at her London home.

The Great Ziegfeld movie poster
Rex Features
Glitzy biopic The Great Ziegfeld won Rainer her first Oscar

The German-born star was named best actress in 1936 and 1937 - a feat achieved by only five actors in Academy Awards history to date. She scooped her first Academy Award for her performance in The Great Ziegfield.

Rail chief rejects bonus

BBC News Channel

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne

has said he will not take his bonus, following recent major rail disruption.

Mr Carne was in line for a maximum bonus of £34,000, or around 5% of his £675,000 annual salary.

Overrunning Christmas engineering work led to the closure of London King's Cross station on Saturday, causing chaos for thousands of people.

Zarate set for QPR loan

West Ham manager

Sam Allardyce expects Mauro Zarate to move to QPR on loan in the January transfer window.

Mauro Zarate
Getty Images

Allardyce added the 27-year-old Argentina striker player was undergoing a medical today.

Woman dies after Sutton crash

A driver has been arrested after a 30-year-old woman died after being hit by a car in south-west London.


Met Police are appealing for witnesses of the collision on Middleton Road, in Sutton, on 26 December. The male driver was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been bailed.

Good service on Jubilee Line

The Jubilee line

tweets: Apart from the upgrade works between Finchley Road and Waterloo, a good service has now resumed on the rest of the line.

Missing pensioner in Croydon

Officers are appealing for help in finding a 79-year-old woman who has been missing since yesterday.

Yianni Stella
Met Police

Yianni Stella was last seen at 11:00 in the Thornton Heath area of Croydon. The

Met Police said she is known to travel on buses and is often in Lambeth and central London. Anyone with information should call the police on 101.

Arsenal station closed

Piccadilly line

tweets: Arsenal: full station closure to Tue 30 Dec while we replace damaged flooring. Pls use nearby Finsbury Pk / Holloway Rd for

New transport fares

Fares on London Transport will

increase on average by 2.5% on Friday (2 January).

Customers will be able to purchase tickets, including Travelcards, at 2014 prices until Thursday (1 January). Part-time workers could also

save money after a change to transport fares which will cut the maximum they can be charged on Oyster pay-as-you-go cards.