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  1. Updates from Monday 26 January 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return from 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Andy Dangerfield and Chirag Trivedi

All times stated are UK

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Good evening

That's all for today's BBC Local Live.

We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 to bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for London.

Teatime news

BBC London News


Tonight on BBC London News: We speak to one of the survivors of the Auschwitz - as City Hall holds a special ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

And preserving historic sounds from the past century with the campaign to save a national archive at the British Library.

Join Riz Lateef and the BBC London TV team

at 18:30 on BBC One.

DLR strike

Extra bus services will be put on if this week's Docklands Light Railway strike goes ahead, reports.

Unions are threatening a 48-hour walk-out to begin on Wednesday, the paper says.

Walking the tightrope

Twelve short plays responding to issues of censorship and boycotts in the arts are to be shown this week as part of

Walking the Tightrope: The Tension between Art and Politics at Theatre Delicatessen in Farringdon.

The plays by acclaimed writers including Mark Ravenhill and Caryl Churchill and after-show discussions will begin tonight and run until 1 February.

Watch: Australian paramedics start in London

It is the first day of work for some of the 175 paramedics recruited in Australia to join the London Ambulance Service.

New recruits

BBC London's Sarah Harris

met the recruits marking their national day in their new home.

Rail disruption

Service is suspended on the Thameslink between St Pancras International and Farringdon and there is reduced service on the rest of the Thameslink network because of flooding between St Pancras International and Farringdon.

For the latest updates,

visit BBC London's travel website.

Saracens through

Murray Burnell

BBC London 94.9

Saracens are through to the quarter finals of the European Champions Cup - despite losing 18-6 at Clermont Auvergne.

Nick Abendanon dives over to score Clermont's first try in their win over Saracens

Unsafe HGV operators fined

London's Industrial HGV Taskforce has issued 1,013 Fixed Penalty Notices to the drivers of unsafe or non-compliant HGVs

since it began operating in October 2013.

Set up by Transport for London, the Department for Transport and the Mayor of London, the taskforce has carried out more than 200 road side operations over the last 16 months.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


On the 17:00 bulletin: A cyclist who died in a crash with a lorry at Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill, has been named by Scotland Yard as 29-year-old Stephanie Turner of Michley Road, Tottenham.

Listen to BBC London 94.9.

Red Nose Day 2015

This year's Comic Relief campaign has been launched.

Red Nose Appeal 2015

Last year - £2.5m was raised by people in the West Midlands - and this year's campaign is "

make your face funny for money".

This year nine noses have been launched, question is, which one is your favourite?

Put it in your diary - Friday 13 March.

Firearms incident

Here is a photo sent by an eyewitness following the firearms incident in Willesden earlier.

Firearms incident
Francesco Reidy

Francesco Reidy said he saw 15 to 20 firearms officers around St Michael's Road.

'Blue fox' spotted at Travelodge

Here's not a something you see every day - a blue fox spotted in a London hotel bar.

Fox painted blue

Concerned guest Scott Farnell took the photo of the animal, which appeared to have been painted blue, at the Travelodge hotel in Woolwich.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


On the 16:00 bulletin: armed police were called to an incident in Stonebridge this lunchtime just before 13:00, following reports of a man with a shotgun in Gloucester Close.

Listen to BBC London 94.9.

BBC young voter panel

If you are aged between 18 and 24, and eligible to vote in May's General Election,

the BBC wants to hear from you.

BBC generation 2015 project

We are building Generation 2015, a UK-wide group of young voters who will take part in local and national BBC programmes in the run up to the General Election in May.

You could find yourself on the One Show, Radio 1 Newsbeat, or Newsnight - in fact, anywhere across BBC output where the Election is being discussed.

Read more online now.

Two rescued in Battersea blaze

A block of flats in Ingrave Street, Battersea, was the scene of another fire this afternoon as two people were rescued by ladder,

the Wandsworth Guardian reports.

The London Fire Brigade was called just after 12:30 to a fire in a second floor flat, the paper says.

Shots fired in north west London

Firearms officers were called at 12:49 to reports of a male with a shotgun in Gloucester Close in north west London,

Scotland Yard says.

Shots were fired into two addresses by the suspect, but no one was injured.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remain in custody.

Will Fraser to miss rest of season

BBC Sport

Saracens back-row forward Will Fraser will miss the rest of the season after opting to have surgery on a long-standing back problem.

Will Fraser
Getty Images

The 25-year-old, who has represented England Saxons,

will undergo an operation on Tuesday.

Tube sex assault

BBC London 94.9


On the 15:00 bulletin: Police have appealed for help after a blind woman was sexually assaulted on the Tube at Waterloo.

Listen to

BBC London 94.9.

Train takes on flood water

BBC London transport correspondent Tom Edwards

tweets: Thameslink train taking on flood water. Burst pipe fixed but continued disruption as safety checks


BBC Local Live brings you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place.

Tell us what you think.

Dead cyclist identified

A cyclist who died in a crash with a lorry at Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill, Hackney, has been named

by Scotland Yard as Stephanie Turner, 29, of Michley Road, Tottenham.

The 47-year-old driver of the lorry, stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been bailed to return in early April to a north London police station pending further enquiries.

Blind woman was sexually assaulted

British Transport Police detectives are

issuing images of a man they want to speak to after a blind woman was sexually assaulted on the Tube.

BTP want want to speak with this man

The incident happened at Waterloo London Underground station shortly before 10:00 on Wednesday.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


On the

14:00 bulletin: A man arrested by detectives investigating three separate reports of a man or men approaching schoolchildren in Lambeth, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Listen live to

BBC London 94.9.

FA Cup draw tonight

Murray Burnell

BBC London 94.9

Arsenal and
West Ham are joined by
Fulham and
Crystal Palace to go into the draw for the Fifth Round - to be made tonight on
The One Show.

Mental health bed cut impact

Camden councillors have said they will investigate whether bed closures at a mental health trust may have contributed to a number of serious incidents over the past few years,

the Ham & High reports.

Sakho 'sadness' at injury criticism

BBC Sport

West Ham and Senegal striker Diafra Sakho says he has been "saddened" and "angered"

by criticism of his absence from the Africa Cup of Nations.

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho
Getty Images

Sakho was ruled out of the competition with a back injury but came off the bench on Sunday to score West Ham's winner in a FA Cup tie at Bristol City.

Lunchtime News

BBC London News


On the lunchtime news: The first team of Australian paramedics have started work for the London Ambulance Service.

And Thameslink and Southeastern trains are once again disrupted because of flooding in a tunnel on Friday.

Join Asad Ahmad and the BBC London TV News team

at 13:30 on BBC One.

Sunnier but cooler

It will be drier and much brighter this afternoon with most seeing some sunshine.

Despite the sunnier weather, it will feel cooler than yesterday.

Tube worker stabbing

A man has been charged with stabbing a Tube worker in the face at Lancaster Gate station on Friday morning,

British Transport Police said.

Ansar Mahmood, 40, has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and threatening a person with a bladed article.

Double stabbing

Two men are in hospital with injuries, one of them critical,

after a stabbing in Kensington earlier.

BBC London 94.9 reporter Richard Main took this photo at the crime scene.


News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


At 12:00, the top story is: A man's been charged with stabbing a tube worker in the face.

Listen to BBC London 94.9.

Waterloo delays

A signal problem at London Waterloo has led to delays to South West Trains services for the second Monday in a row.

For more travel updates,

visit BBC London's travel website.

London Bridge delays

A signalling problem at London Bridge is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to Southern services to and from the station, with no firm estimate of how long the disruption will last.

For the latest travel updates,

visit BBC London's travel website.

Killer accused found hanged in cell

A man currently on trial for the murder of two pensioners

has been found dead in his prison cell.

Leo Barnes

Leo Barnes was accused of murdering Cynthia Beamond, from Halesowen, and Philip Silverstone, of London, on consecutive days in June last year.

Moped rider 'kicks cyclist off bike'

Police are appealing for information after a moped rider allegedly kicked a man off his bicycle on Friday, breaking two of his fingers,

the Barking and Dagenham Post reports.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Thousands of commuters have suffered major delays and cancellations again this morning because of flooding.

Listen to BBC London 94.9

Kylie to headline Hyde Park festival

Pop star Kylie Minogue will headline

the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in June.

Getty Images

She will be joined by Grace Jones and Nile Rodgers, bringing a disco theme to the event on 21 June.

London rail tunnel flood

Flooding from a burst water main in a tunnel has left the Thameslink rail operator unable to run any trains in London until the problem is fixed.

Clerkenwell tunnel

About 50,000 litres of water poured into the tunnel

between St Pancras and Farringdon on Friday.