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  1. Updates on Friday 9 January 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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Elaine Okyere

BBC London News

That's all from me and BBC Local Live today. Join Andy Dangerfield on Monday from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Mild and cloudy night

Tonight will be exceptionally mild and cloudy with a risk of light rain or drizzle, although many areas will remain dry. There will be strong winds with gales in places.

Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).

Coming up on TV

Asad Ahmad



BBC London News from 18:30, we'll have a report on the possible links between the gunmen killed in Paris this afternoon and a mosque in north London.

We will also be live at the French Embassy in Knightsbridge where a book of condolence has been signed by Prince Harry.

Saturday football

Phil Parry

Journalist, BBC London Sport

On the Saturday sports show on

BBC London 94.9 from 13:00 there will be live commentary of the following matches:

  • 1500 - Burnley v Queens Park Rangers on BBC London 94.9 and BBC London online
  • 1500 - Swansea v West Ham on BBC London digital radio, through your TV and BBC London online
  • 1730 - Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur on BBC London digital radio, through your TV and BBC London online

RAC club evacuated after fire

Twenty firefighters tackled a blaze at the

RAC club in Pall Mall, central London.

Firefighters attend the scene at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall

An RAC spokesperson said: "The fire alarms went off at around 2.10pm and members and staff were evacuated next door. The sauna is part of the gym and recreation area below the ground floor."

London Fire Brigade said no-one was injured in the incident.

Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals

The sequins and shoes are at the ready for the

national tour of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Dancers in rehearsal

Contestants and professional dancers from the latest series are preparing for the live shows at hall in Primrose Hill.

This series' winner Caroline Flack, judge Craig Revel Horwood and former contestants Alison Hammond and Simon Webbe revealed how they are getting ready.

Officer commended for shoot out action

An armed officer has been commended for his "courage and resolve" after risking his life to protect the public during a street shoot out with a gunman which was caught on CCTV.

Street shoot-out footage released
Met Police

Judge Michael Topolski said it was "miraculous" no-one was injured in the pre-meditated attack on the pool bar on 23 May.

Speaking at the

Old Bailey, he commended the National Crime Agency officer NC32, saying: "In my judgement he should not only be thanked but highly commended for his bravery that night."

Pensioner convicted of sexual assault

A 79-year-old community centre volunteer has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year old girl.

Cedric Daley, from Enfield, north London, was sentenced to 18 months, suspended for two years, at Kingston Crown Court after he admitted two separate offences.

The girl, who is still 10, was assaulted at the New Horizon community centre in Mitcham, south London, in September, the court heard.

London Boat Show

From controlling the rain to experiencing nautical locations in 4D - visitors to the the London Boat Show will be able to experience the last nautical technology.

Visitors view luxury yachts at the Boat Show


London Boat Show started at ExCeL London, in Docklands, today and runs until 18 January.

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Men's London fashion shows start


London Collections: Men fashion shows have kicked off in London with a showcase by Topman Design.

Model at Topman Design show

More than 70 British and international menswear designers will take part in the event, which will end on Monday.

Thousands on emergency food packets

Ham & High


The numbers of people forced to subsist on emergency food packets has increased dramatically, with Camden among the hardest hit boroughs, reports the

Ham & High newspaper.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top local story this hour: A teenager has been fatally stabbed in central London. The 18-year-old was attacked in Salisbury Street, Marylebone, at about 22:30 yesterday.

North London street shoot-out sentencing

Two men have been sentenced for their involvement in a street shoot-out with an armed police officer in north London.

Sedat Meric (left) and Oktay Ayanoglu
Met Police

Oktay Ayanoglu, 22, from East Finchley, was sentenced to 12 years and Sedat Meric, 25, from Tottenham, for 15 years at the

Old Bailey.
Meric and Ayanoglu were found guilty of possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life in Haringey.

The court heard Meric fired into a bar before turning the gun on the armed officer and firing eight rounds.

Charlie Hebdo tributes

Tributes have been left outside the French Embassy in Knightsbridge to those who were killed and injured in a terrorist attack at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. The embassy is also inviting people to submit their condolences


The French Embassy in Knightsbridge

Brixton escalator reduced service

TfL Travel Alert

tweets: Brixton- from tomorrow reduced escalator service until July. Queues to enter/exit possible during peaks. Pls use Stockwell to avoid queuing.

Tram derailment investigation

Investigators from the

Rail Accident Investigation Branch are looking into the derailment of a tram at Mitcham Junction on 29 December.

The tram was travelling from New Addington to Wimbledon when it derailed shortly after leaving the stop. About 20 people and a driver were on board but no-one was hurt.

Ben Kinsella Award nominations open

Islington residents can nominate the borough's unsung heroes for the Mayor's Civic Awards and the Ben Kinsella Award.


Islington Council awards are a chance for young people to be recognised for their hard work and dedication.

Nominations for the 2015 awards are open until 23 January and can be made online or by post.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top local story this hour: A teenager has been fatally stabbed in Salisbury Street, Marylebone. He was taken to a central London hospital where he was pronounced dead by staff.

Man sought after Good Samaritan's heart attack

A Good Samaritan who stopped a nurse being harassed on a train, then suffered a heart attack as he left the station and was given CPR by the same woman that he helped, the

Daily Mail has reported.

Now the

British Transport Police are looking for the man who harassed the woman after her phone rang on a Metropolitan Line train between Eastcote and Uxbridge on 3 January.

Male suspect that British Transport Police would like to speak to

Officers said the 65-year-old-man who helped the woman was taken to hospital, and has since been discharged. Anyone with information should contact the British Transport Police.

London Bridge weekend works

London Bridge

tweets: This wkend: P1-6 closed. All
@Se_Railway except Hastings div. to
@NetworkRailVIC, Blackfriars & New Cross due to planned
@TLProgramme works.

Weekend travel dirsruption

This weekend there are

planned engineering works on two lines:

  • Central Line - on Saturday and Sunday, there is no service between North Acton and Bethnal Green because of station and track improvement works. Replacement buses will operate.
  • Lonodn Overground - on Sunday there no service between Gospel Oak and Barking due to Network Rail track and infrastructure works. Replacement buses will operate.

Appeal over good Samaritan murder

Police are appealing for witnesses five years after a good Samaritan who tackled street robber was stabbed to death.

Sukhwinder Singh
Met Police

Sukhwinder Singh, 31, was stabbed on 8 January 2010 as he pursued two men who had mugged a 28-year-old woman in Barking, east London. Det Ch Inps Dave Whellams said: "What we can hope is, that in the years since Sukhwinder was killed, allegiances of those involved, or those who know who was involved and that have kept silent, may now have changed. And that those people re-examine their consciences and consider doing the right thing and help us by coming forward."

Fire at Pall Mall

A fire has broken out in the sauna of a private member's club in Pall Mall.

London Fire Brigade said they were called to the small blaze in the basement of the building just before 14:00. Four fire engines attended the scene and 200 people were evacuated. No-one was no injured, the fire brigade.

Eight murders in nine days

Eight people have been killed since the start of 2015, the Met Police has said.

The latest death was a teenager who was

fatally stabbed in central London. The 18-year-old was attacked in Salisbury Street, Marylebone, at 22:30 GMT on Thursday.

Prince Harry's message to France

Harry wrote the brief message "With warmest best wishes" above his name in the book of condolence at the French Embassy in Knightsbridge.

Prince Harry signs a book of condolence at the French embassy
Getty Images

The table also displayed the slogan Je suis Charlie, which has been adopted worldwide by supporters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. For the latest news on the situation in France follow

France attacks: Latest updates.

Szczesny apologises after reports he smoked in the showers

Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny has apologised to boss Arsene Wenger following reports the Poland keeper smoked in the showers. Wenger would not confirm Szczesny was caught with a cigarette.

Getty Images

Wenger said: "He made a mistake, he is not the first one or the last one.

"Of course he has apologised. He is a serious boy who works very hard, he doesn't need all that."

'Most famous Greek body' to go on show


new exhibition at the British Museum will include what was once dubbed "the most famous Greek body in Europe".

Ilissos. Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon/Belvedere Torso, 1st century BC.
British Museum/Photo Scala, Florence

Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art marks the first time the Belvedere Torso has been lent to the UK from its home in the Vatican.

Prince Harry pays respect the Paris victims

Prince Harry has paid his respects to the victims

of the Charlie Hebdo massacre by signing a book of condolence at the French embassy.

Harry added his name to a growing list of signatures from leading figures who have expressed sympathy for the 12 people gunned down by attackers who targeted a satirical magazine based in Paris.

London Mayor Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Theresa May have already signed the book set up at the embassy in London for national figures.

News on the Hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top local story this hour: Prince Harry has this lunchtime signed the book of condolence for the murdered Charlie Ebdo cartoonists at the French Embassy in London.

Men jailed over 'robbery that went wrong'

Four men have been jailed for fatally stabbing a man in the leg during a "robbery that went wrong" in south London.

(L-r) Lance Sloley, Jordache Smith-Challis, Shyheim Green and Mickyle Bromfield
Met Police

Afyon Saint-Hilaire, 22, from Bromley, was found in the rear of a car in Downham in July. The men were all sentenced for up to 12 years for manslaughter at the Old Bailey.

Listen again

Waiting times in A&E units in England have got even worse in the New Year, new figures have shown.

Speaking to

BBC London 94.9 on Tuesday about waiting times, David Cameron said: "We've got a short term pressure issue which we need to meet with resources and management. We've got a longer term issue which is making sure that there are named GPs in your local area which are responsible for every single frail, elderly person." If you missed the interview, you can listen again

Man rescued from Thames

A man was taken to hospital with hypothermia after being rescued from the icy Thames in Brentford yesterday evening, reports

Get West London.

Teenager killed in stabbing named

A teenager who was

stabbed to death in east London on Tuesday has been named as Jeremie Malenge, 17, of Arcola Street, in Dalston.

Homerton murder scene

Police believe the victim was involved in an altercation with three or four youths when leaving a shop on Homerton High Street, before he was chased and stabbed. A post-mortem examination has concluded the victim died from a stab wound to the chest.

On air

Alex Bushill

BBC London News


BBC London News, as London's French Institute sets up a book of condolence for victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack, we'll hear from our reporter who has been with members of the public queuing to pay their respects.

Also on the programme, the Rugby world cup winner who's retraining to shot put and throw the discus in 2016 Olympics. All that and a full weather forecast at 13:30

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top local story this hour: Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murdering a teenager last night on the Lisson Grove estate just off the Edgware Road. The 18-year-old was the second teenager to be stabbed to death in London in 48 hours.

On air

BBC London 94.9



BBC London 94.9, Robert Elms will be joined by the producers of the play The Railway Children, which is showing at the King's Cross theatre.

Singer Lotte Mullan will also be performing on the show.

Murder investigation in Marylebone

Police have urged for witnesses to come forward after

a teenager was been fatally stabbed in central London.

Salisbury Street, Marylebone

The 18-year-old was attacked in Salisbury Street, Marylebone, at 22:30 yesterday. Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh said: "I know that there were several youths in the area at the time of the stabbing and I am appealing directly to them to come forward and speak with officers."