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  1. Updates from Monday 1 December 2014
  2. Injured cyclist waits 90 minutes for ambulance
  3. Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick to leave Met Police
  4. Police arrest hospital absconder
  5. Three men charged over Spurs pitch invasions
  6. Battersea Power Station Malaysia Square plan unveiled

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By Rebecca Cafe

All times stated are UK

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Join us at 08:00 tomorrow where we'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for London.

Evening news

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tonight's programme, the mother of a Surrey teenager murdered by a man he befriended on a gaming website says the police missed opportunities to save him.

Our home affairs correspondent will have the latest on the terror arrests and Alice Bhandhukravi reports that despite London having the highest proportion of people living with HIV, Londoners have the lowest awareness.

Tamsin Greg

And actress Tamsin Greg talks about her first stage musical role in Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown.

Charges over Spurs pitch invasions

Three men have been charged after

a series of pitch invasions during a Europa League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Partizan Belgrade at White Hart Lane.

Three pitch invasions caused the match on 27 November to be suspended just before half-time. Nathaniel Thompson, Helder Gomes, and Daniel Jarvis have been charged with pitch invasion.

Drizzle overnight

It will remain cloudy this evening with light winds, and perhaps the odd spot of drizzle at times.

The winds may pick up a little towards the end of the night, with some more general light rain arriving by dawn.

Lows of 5C (41F).

On air

Eddie Nestor

Presenter, BBC London 94.9

The headmaster of a London independent school has warned that privately-educated pupils can end up being so over-confident that it puts people off.

I'll be speaking to a body language and behaviour expert to find out what it is that makes us confident.


on the show, the latest on the Met's assistant commissioner resigning and candles starting house fires.

Frigate docking

London Port Authority

tweets: Helicopter on the rear deck of frigate HMS St Albans on the #Thames: vessel recently had £25m revamp

HMS St Albans

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


At 1700, BBC London's 94.9's David Friend has all the latest on the terror arrests.

And a serving Met Police officer appeared in court today charged with three counts of voyeurism.

More Overground trains

Passengers on the London Overground are set to see four extra trains added to the Gospel Oak to Barking line.

Overground logo

Four services on the East London line will also be extended so that they terminate at the interchange at Highbury & Islington, rather than terminating at Dalston Junction as they do now.

The extra trains, which start from 14 December, are:

  • 06:06am Barking to Gospel Oak
  • 17:18 South Tottenham to Gospel Oak
  • 17:37 Gospel Oak to Barking
  • 18:58 Barking to Upper Holloway

Terror arrests

Five men have been arrested in Dover and east London on

suspicion of terror offences, Met Police say.

The men, aged between 24 and 43, are being held at a central London police station, while officers are searching four addresses in east London and one in south London.

Heart of Battersea development named

The public space at the heart of the Battersea Power Station development is to be

called Malaysia Square, it has been revealed in Kuala Lumpur in this report by BBC London's Tim Donovan.

Thieves in bid to blow up cash machine

Thieves made a bid to blow a cash machine from the wall of a post office by exploding volatile gas canisters to access money inside,

reports Ham & High.

Sub postmaster Michael Darvill said: "I've been a sub-postmaster for 60 years this Christmas and I think it's been the sixth or seventh attack I've had.

"I suppose this is the worst, and yet it's the best because nobody was injured."

Mayor dissects cow lung

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has helped to dissect a cow's lung at Epsom College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Boris Johnson helps to dissect a cow

He officially opened the new school, which is linked with Epsom College in Surrey, as part of his Far East tour.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9



top London story in the 1600 bulletin is: A 31-year-old woman has appeared before Thames magistrates charged with murder after an elderly man was stabbed to death at his home near City Airport.

Injured cyclist left on road for 90 minutes

A female cyclist injured in a crash was left lying in the road 90 minutes before an ambulance arrived.

Cyclist collided with vehicle
Teddington Town

London Ambulance Services said they were told by police at the scene on Teddington's Broad Street that the patient, thought to be in her 60s, was conscious, breathing and alert, and a crew sent was diverted to a patient in a more serious condition.

West Coast Christmas rail delays

Passengers are being advised not to use a main London to Scotland rail line over Christmas due to one of a series of engineering projects set to cause severe disruption over the holiday period.

The work on the

West Coast main line means the line will be shut between Euston station in London and Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire after the last trains on Christmas Eve until Monday December 29.

It will also be closed between Stafford and Crewe after the last trains on Christmas Eve until Sunday 28 December.

Warnings over candle fires

London Fire Brigade is issuing

advice against candles after six people escaped a house fire in Romford on Saturday which was started by them.

'Spending surge' at City Hall

London Evening Standard


City Hall bosses have been accused of "unnecessary waste" after a surge in the amount of money spent on taxpayer-funded credit cards,

reports the Evening Standard.

City Hall

Figures obtained by the newspaper show spending jumped from £57,522 in 2011-12 to £256,698 last year on the eight cards.

Children offered diabetes help

Dozens of children with diabetes have benefited from an outreach project that offers support at home and in school.

Paediatric diabetes dietician Mae Said has visited more than 30 schools and 40 homes in the London boroughs of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea since 2012.

Based at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Mae's main aim is to educate families about diabetes and support schools so they can help pupils maintain safe blood sugar levels.

News on the Hour

BBC London 94.9


Coming up:

  • A 31-year-old woman has appeared before Thames Magistrates charged with murder after an elderly man was stabbed to death at his home near City Airport.

In the papers

Some London stories in the nationals:

  • The Guardian says Boris Johnson wants to control the court system in London
  • Pupils at St Paul's school in Hammersmith wear hoodies instead of blazers for safety, reports
    The Times
  • The Independent says high prices and overcrowding drive 30-somethings to provincial cities
  • Lee Rigby's killer claims he's "no longer a soldier of Allah" reports
    The Mirror

Most senior police woman resigns

The Times' crime editor Sean O'Neill

tweets: The @foreignoffice says Cressida Dick is to be a "director general" of something that is SO secret they can't disclose any more details

Brand joins rent protest

Comedian Russell Brand has joined residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in east London as they demonstrate against US investment company Westbrook's plans to evict 93 families.

Russell Brand at a protest
Getty Images

They've been told their rents could triple to bring them in line with market values. The owners of the estate say they'll meet with residents in the New Year.

Inner city pupils start boarding school

The first pupils from inner-city London have

finally begun boarding at a school in West Sussex described as England's first free state boarding school.

The 13 to 14-year-old pupils from Stockwell are spending three nights a week at the Durand Academy in Stedham.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


At 1400, residents who claim they may be forced to leave their estate in Hoxton if their rents go up will hand a petition signed by 300,000 people into Downing Street today.

Monks return to London

For the first time in seven years, Shaolin Monks will perform on stage in a new show.

Shaolin Monk

Called Shaolin, it will be on at the

Peacock Theatre on 29 September 2015 for four weeks.

Most senior police woman resigns

Boris Johnson

tweets: Cressida Dick has done a tremendous job helping keep London safe for more than 30 yrs. A pleasure to work with & I wish her the very best

Absconder arrested

A man who absconded from a psychiatric hospital in Woolwich on Friday

has been arrested.

Paul Williams
Metropolitan Police

Paul Williams, 48, was held on suspicion of aggravated burglary and robbery after he was found in Clapham.

Dull afternoon

It will be a mostly dull, grey and overcast afternoon for many places, with occasional light rain and drizzle, especially over high ground such as Hampstead Heath.

There is a small chance of a little brightness at times, but will feel chilly, despite the light winds.

Highs of 7C (45F)

Lunchtime bulletin

BBC London News


In the

lunchtime bulletin, the mother of a murdered teenager from Surrey talks about how she suspected her son was being groomed online.


And designs showing what the main square will look like at the new revamped Battersea Power Station have been unveiled in Malaysia.

Santas line up for jabs

Twenty five Santas queued up on Oxford Street today to get their flu jab.

Line of Santas

The campaign comes as new research carried out by Boots found one in five people wrongly believe they were too late to protect themselves from flu this winter.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


London news in the

1300 bulletin:

  • A 31-year-old woman appears in court charged with murdering a 77-year-old man
  • Three men have been charged with pitch invasion following their arrest at the Tottenham Hotspur v Partizan Belgrade last Thursday

Woman charged with murder

A woman has been

charged with murder after a 77-year-old man was found with multiple stab wounds to the chest in his east London home.

The man was found dead in his Drew Road property, Newham at about 04:20 GMT on 29 November following reports of a stabbing.

Poppies head for homes

Volunteers have now removed all of the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London.

An owner of a tower poppy displays it in a vase
(C) British Broadcasting Corporation

BBC News' Tim Muffett

followed one of the poppies through the "picking" process and its delivery to its new owner.

Most senior police woman resigns

Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick

will leave the Met on 19 January.

"It has been a wonderful privilege to work in such an extraordinary organisation and with such fabulous people. I feel very lucky to have done so. I will miss you all," she said.

Fans urge Arsene to leave Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is

not concerned by criticism from a section of the club's supporters.

Fans hold poster at Arsenal
Getty Images

During the 1-0 win over West Brom, fans raised a banner urging Wenger to quit.

"We live in a society of total opinion but we live off not what we say but what we do - and what we do is on the pitch," he said.

News on the Hour

BBC London 94.9


Coming up:

  • Fewer than half of Londoners know how HIV can be contracted according to research to mark
    World Aids Day

Spurs 2 - 1 Everton

Tottenham's Roberto Soldado scored his first Premier League goal of the season with the winner as Spurs beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

Roberto Soldado scores for Spurs

BBC Sport's Tim Oscroft has a

full review of all the action.