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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 15 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Andy Dangerfield

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

That's all from BBC Local Live for today.

Duncan Smith will be here on Tuesday from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.

Patchy frost possible

It will be dry this evening and overnight. Clear spells will allow some mist and fog to form late in the evening and into Tuesday.

Patchy frost is possible for the outskirts of London. Minimum temperature: -1C (30F).

Evening News

BBC London News

TV

On BBC London's teatime bulletin, the head of the Metropolitan Police warns the public are at risk unless radical measures are taken to deal with funding cuts.

And hear about London's first "social supermarket", where shoppers on benefits get cut price food and help with jobs.

Join Riz Lateef and the BBC London News team

at 18:30 on BBC One.

BBC London Sport show

Pete Stevens

Sport editor, BBC London

This evening in the BBC London Sport show with Andy Rowley we will be bringing you full commentary of the Premier League game between Everton and Queens Park Rangers.

The match kicks off at 20:00 and you can listen to the coverage on BBC London 94.9

and BBC London online

Sexual assault at Tube station

British Transport Police officers have released an image of a man they wish to speak with following a sexual assault at London Bridge Underground station.

Man police want to speak to
Btp

On Thursday 27 November, at about 21:30, a 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted as she made her way to the Jubilee Line.

Soho Theatre fined

A theatre where a stage manager was paralysed

in a fall through an unmarked balcony door on to the stage below has been fined £20,000.

Rachael Presdee
BBC

Rachael Presdee, 38, spent six months in hospital and was left paraplegic as a result of the accident at Soho Theatre in central London in 2012.

Tube delays

There are severe delays on the Piccadilly Line between Acton Town and Heathrow Airport because of earlier signal failure at Hounslow East.

Tickets are being accepted on local buses and Heathrow Connect services.

For more updates

visit BBC London's travel website.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

Coming up at 17:00: A former British boxing champion has appeared in court accused of helping two men flee to Syria to fight with Islamic State.

Listen live to find out more.

Millwall name coach

Millwall have appointed Nigel Gibbs

as first-team coach.

Nigel Gibbs
Getty Images

The Lions, currently 20th in the Championship table, have brought in Gibbs to support boss Ian Holloway and assistant manager Marc Bircham.

New cycle hire charges

BBC London transport correspondent Tom Edwards

tweets: New charges for bike hire 2015. Increase for hire upto 1hr.

New cycle hire charges
BBC

Inmates recaptured

An armed robber and another inmate who were on the run from Leyhill open prison in South Gloucestershire,

have been arrested in London.

(L-R) Stephen Gurney and Marcus McAlpine
Police

Stephen Gurney, 43, from Chelsea, was serving an indeterminate sentence for armed robbery and Marcus McAlpine, 43, from Lewisham, was jailed for assault.

Ambulance service 'critical'

Ambulance services across the country are being asked to help support

London Ambulance Service after it escalated its service status to critical.

A senior NHS source has told the BBC he understood that ambulance services outside London would be expected to provide crews and vehicles to the capital.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

At 16:00 the top headline is: anti-terrorism police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Thamesmead on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism.

Listen to

BBC London 94.9 to find out more.

Mother’s grave desecrated

A grieving daughter has accused cemetery staff of desecrating her mother's grave after they ripped out flowers she planted in her memory,

Brent and Kilburn Times reports.

Susan Cullen, from Foxholt Gardens, criticised workers at St Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery on Harrow Road, the paper says.

The king, the choir book and the spy

Beth Rose

BBC News Online

A choral work given to King Henry VIII has gone in at number two in the classical album charts, surprising the musicians who performed it.

Henry VIII and his Alamire manuscript
Google Art/British Library

The piece was created

by a duplicitous scribe and double agent who duped the King of England.

Nightclub tycoon son in court

The son of a London nightclub tycoon appeared in court today charged with his murder.

David West, 44, of Jermyn Street, central London, appeared at

Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of his father, also called David West.

Sunny spells

It will stay dry and bright this afternoon with some long sunny spells across the city. Maximum temperature: 8C (46F).

News on the Hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

On the 15:00 bulletin, the top London headline is:

Anti-terrorism police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Thamesmead on suspicion of Preparing for an act of terrorism contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006.

Listen live to find out more.

Teens held over Edmonton murder

A fifth boy, aged 13, has been arrested

on suspicion of the murder of a 52-year-old man after a verbal altercation in Edmonton.

Champions League

BBC Sport

Tottenham have drawn Fiorentina in the Champions League.

Find out more on the

BBC's European draws live page.

Fly with the snowman

Passengers travelling on the Emirates Air Line cable car this morning were treated to a fun festive surprise.

The Snowman and The Snowdog
Tfl

The Snowman and The Snowdog arrived at Greenwich Peninsula to take a look at

unique version of The Snowman and The Snowdog film, which has been specially reworked for the Emirates Air Line.

Fare-dodging banker banned from City

A London banker who regularly avoided buying a train ticket on his commute to the City

has been banned from working in the financial services industry.

BlackRock director Jonathan Paul Burrows was caught by inspectors at Cannon Street station last year and admitted to avoiding the £21.50 fare from Stonegate in East Sussex.

In total, Mr Burrows is believed to have dodged £42,550 in fares. The City watchdog said he "demonstrated a lack of honesty and integrity".

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

Anti-terrorism police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Thamesmead on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006.

Listen to

BBC London 94.9 to find out more.

Edmonton murder scene

BBC London's Alice Bhandhukravi

tweets: The scene in #Edmonton where a 52 yr old man was stabbed to death. Four 13-14 yr old boys have been arrested

Edmonton Green
BBC

Terror arrest

A 20-year-old man in Thamesmead has been arrested on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006.

He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody,

the Met said.

Lunchtime news

BBC London News

TV

Coming up on the lunchtime bulletin: Four teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 52-year-old man was stabbed to death in North London.

And the head of the Metropolitan Police calls for a radical change in policing to preserve public safety at a time of severe cost cutting.

Tune in at 13:30 on BBC One.

Jimmy Mubenga trial

The jury in the trial of three G4S guards accused of killing Jimmy Mubenga on a plane at Heathrow in 2010

has retired to consider its verdict.

Jimmy Mubenga, with his child
Andy Dangerfield

Mr Mubenga had a heart attack after being held down during a deportation.

Car-dependency

London is the least car-dependent place in the country, according to

the Campaign for Better Transport's car dependency report.

London bus and taxi
BBC
London topped the table as the least car-dependent place in England

The capital's "control of its transport policy offers lessons for other cities and policy-makers keen to reduce car dependency", the report said.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

On the 13:00 bulletin, the top headline is:

Four boys, aged 13 and 14, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in a block of flats in Edmonton.

Listen live to find out more.

G4S deportee manslaughter trial

The Old Bailey jury in the trial of three G4S detention and custody officers accused of the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga has retired to consider its verdict.

The deportee died on a British Airways plane at Heathrow in 2010

Leicester Square cinemas threatened

Duncan Smith

BBC News Online

London's Leicester Square is home to some of the UK's oldest and most beautiful cinemas - but unlike the equally famous West End theatres nearby, none have listed building status.

Screen 1 of the Empire Leicester Square
Empire Cinemas

Now, with developers circling,

many are worried how long these buildings will last.

Six charged in terror probe

Six men, five from London, have been charged with fraud and terror offences,

the Metropolitan Police says.

The charges follow arrests by counter-terror officers on 30 November at Dover and on 1 and 4 December in London.

Theatre sentencing

Soho Theatre will be sentenced later after admitting health and safety breaches which left stage manager Rachael Presdee paralysed. She walked through a door which opened onto a three-metre drop onto the stage.

Rachael Presdee
BBC

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

The son of a Mayfair nightclub owner has appeared in court charged with his father's murder.

Listen to

BBC London 94.9 to find out more.

Teen stabbing arrest

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Beccles, Suffolk, on suspicion of the murder of 15-year old Joel Adesina, the

Metropolitan Police said.

Joel Adesina, who was 15 and from Dagenham, was found stabbed in the abdomen on Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, on 5 December.

John Lewis protest

The Daily Mail

Protesters were arrested as they took part in a demonstration about paying cleaners the living wage at a flagship John Lewis store, the Daily Mail reports.

Police were called after a group of chanting protesters descended on the Oxford Street store, amid dozens of people doing their Christmas shopping,

the paper says.

BBC Sport

Chelsea have drawn St-Germain

in the Champions League.

Arsenal will play Monaco.

'Shocking act of violence'

Following reports of a

man who was stabbed to death in Edmonton, Det Ch Insp Neale Baldock said: "The victim and this group were not known to each other - what started as a minor verbal altercation has escalated into a shocking act of violence."

Police believe a man who was stabbed in Edmonton was involved in a verbal altercation with a group of males, believed aged in their mid-teens, as he attempted to gain entry into the block.

The victim - who was with a woman - continued into the block but was followed by two of the males.

He was then stabbed.