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  1. Updates for Monday 2 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Beth Rose

BBC News

That's all for Local Live today. I'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Have a good evening.

Below freezing

This evening and tonight it will be dry, but overnight wintry showers will spread from the north east, with the possibility of snow.

Icy patches could form on untreated surfaces in some outer areas, such as Loughton, and the expected minimum temperature is -2C (28F).

Get your local forecast.

Luton Town sign Oduwa

Luton Town have signed young Tottenham forward Nathan Oduwa on a youth loan until the end of the season.

Nathan Oduwa

The 18-year-old, who can play wide left or up front, has scored twice in 14 under-21 matches for Spurs this season.

Mother 'confided' in prison officer over death

A mother accused of murdering her eight-year-old daughter with her lesbian lover tearfully confided in a prison officer, blaming the other woman for the death, the Old Bailey has heard.

Polly Chowdhury, 35, and Kiki Muddar, 43, both deny murdering Ayesha Ali in 2013 at the family home in Chadwell Heath.

Prison officer Lisa Donohue told jurors Ayesha's mother, Ms Chowdhury, confided in her that Ms Muddar put the child into a bath of cold water as punishment for wetting herself. When Ms Chowdhury went into the bathroom, Ms Muddar told her "I think she's drowned" and she noticed the little girl had a bang on the head, the officer said.

Listen again

BBC London 94.9 presenter Robert Elms

tweets: Great to have
@ArmatradingJoan on the show today. You can
hear it again here.

Robert Elms and Joan Armatrading

Mother says police were 'aggressive'

A mother has told an inquest police were aggressive when they were looking for her 18-year-old daughter Shanice-Paris Goff, who had breached her young offenders licence and was on the run.

Mildred Goff told Southwark Coroner's Court that when officers went to her house they told her daughter "you're going back to prison for a long time".

Shanice-Paris died at Hastings House in Woolwich after falling from the 17th floor in 2012.

London company launches new spacecraft

Jonathan Amos

Science correspondent, BBC News

London-based satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat has

launched the second of its I5 series of spacecraft.


The 7m-long, 6.1-tonne platform went into orbit on a Proton M rocket, despatched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

Litvinenko: Spy death inquiry

BBC News correspondent Jane Peel

tweets: #Litvinenko became worried about what the secret unit was doing after being asked if he could kill Boris Berezovsky

Beauty business pay blitz

A recent clampdown on

minimum wage breaches in beauty businesses across Hackney found employers potentially owed staff more than £3,500 in unpaid wages, the Hackney Gazette reports.

Queen Vic landlady to play Elizabeth I

Former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson, who played Queen Vic landlady Angie Watts, is to

star in Armada, a BBC Two documentary series about Queen Elizabeth I.

Anita Dobson as she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and how she appears in Armada

The series will use CGI and dramatic reconstruction to explore England's defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 when it is broadcast in the spring.

Are you registered to vote?

Hammersmith and Fulham Council

tweets: Have you registered to vote? February 5 is National Voter Registration Day.
More details here

'I'm a KGB officer'

Mrs Litvinenko told the Royal Courts of Justice that after a press conference in 1998 - where her husband stated publicly he had been asked to murder businessman Boris Berezovsky - he confided in her he thought he would soon be killed or arrested.

He said he feared their whole family would be held responsible and they flew to the UK where Mr Litvinenko approached a police officer at Heathrow Airport and said: "I'm a KGB officer and I'm asking for political asylum."

Double decker loses its roof

Thanks to Catherine for tweeting this aerial shot of the bus which

lost its roof earlier today on Kingsway in Holborn when it hit overhanging branches.

Kingsway bus crash

London Ambulance Service says two people were taken to hospital with facial injuries. Two others were treated for minor injuries.

Litvinenko 'expected to be killed'

Alexander Litvinenko expected to be arrested or killed after he accused Russia's spy agency of asking him to murder Boris Beresovsky, his wife Marina has told an inquiry into the Russian ex-spy's death.

Alexander Litvinenko in hospital ward prior to his death
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Mrs Litvinenko told the Royal Courts of Justice her husband had lost faith in his work and had grown disillusioned with the first Chechen war and corruption within the Russian secret service.

Mr Litvinenko died in a London hospital in 2006 from radiation poisoning.

Spurs' Kane signs five-year deal

Tottenham's 21-year-old striker

Harry Kane has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

Harry Kane
Getty Images

The academy graduate has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season and his form has helped Spurs challenge for a Champions League spot.

Cameron makes school announcement in Enfield

Prime Minister David Cameron and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan took part in a science experiment during a visit to

Kingsmead School in Enfield earlier today.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

During his visit Mr Cameron

announced he would protect spending-per-pupil at state schools if the Conservatives won the general election and would sack head teachers at schools considered to be coasting in what he termed an "all-out war on mediocrity" .

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 16:00 on

BBC London 94.9: London's population has exceeded the peak first reached more than 75 years ago.

Cold War missile on the Southbank

A decommissioned Bloodhound Cold War missile has been installed by crane onto one of the sculpture courts of the

Haywood Gallery at the Southbank Centre as part of the History Is Now exhibition, which opens on 10th February.

Bloodhound Cold War missile

Seven artist curators have chosen objects for the exhibition which help viewers understand Britain's recent history,

Behind the scenes

BBC London journalist Kierra Liew

tweets: I'm shadowing
@gudrunlawyer today - she & Lucy are showing me the
@BBCLondonNews news organiser ropes


Watch: Capital of child malnutrition?

London has been dubbed

'the food poverty capital of Britain' with as many as half of children in its poorest boroughs going hungry and 600,000 living below the poverty line.

Child eating a breakfast bagel

Reporter Marc Ashdown visited a school in Edmonton which has been tackling the problem with the help of the

Magic Breakfast charity for a BBC Inside Out investigation being show at 19:30 GMT on
BBC One.

Ticket office closures

BBC London 94.9 reporter Richard Main

tweets: Tourists crowd round the ticket machines at Queensway where the ticket office has been closed permanently today


News on the hour

The lead story at 15:00 on

BBC London 94.9: The Capital's population is predicted to reach 11 million people by 2050, according to the mayor of London.

Shooting victim named locally

This Is Local London is reporting that the man shot dead in Thamesmead yesterday was

24-year-old engineering student, Clive Massi.

Nine men and two women have been arrested in connection with the murder investigation.

Chelsea's Schurrle to move to Wolfsburg

Andre Schurrle has agreed personal terms over a move from

Chelsea to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

Andre Schurrle (left) and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
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The two clubs are finalising a deal and the 24-year-old German international's switch should bring Juan Cuadrado's arrival to Chelsea closer.

Police complaints reach record high

The number of

complaints made against police in England and Wales has reached a record high with the largest percentage increase recorded by Northumbria Police, which went from 401 complaints to 794, a rise of 98%.

police officers in high viz jackets

The next biggest rise was recorded by City of London Police, where complaints rose 90% from 123 to 234 between 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Bus roof ripped off

A spokeswoman from the London Ambulance Service said it was called to the scene of the

bus crash in Holborn at 1.03pm. Five patients were treated, two for facial injuries who were taken to hospital and two others for minor injuries.

Burglar sexually assaults home-owner

Police believe three men were involved in the burglary of a Harrow house which resulted in the home-owner being seriously sexually assaulted.

It is believed the men drove off in a white Nissan Qashqai which was subsequently found in Southfield Park.

Officers said they are also keeping an "open mind" as to whether another burglary in Marsh Road, on the same evening, was connected.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 14:00 on

BBC London 94.9: London's population now numbers 8.6m people, the highest figure since 1939.

Election officer fraud allegations withdrawn

"Election fraud" allegations made against a returning officer in the 2014 Tower Hamlets mayoral election have been withdrawn after four voters took their complaint to the Election Court.

Outside court Mr Williams said: "I have always maintained that those allegations were without foundation. As returning officer I am politically neutral and my only concern is to run an efficient, free and fair election."

'Minor injuries' in double decker crash

Chris Hawkswell from London Ambulance Service

tweets: We have an ambulance, duty officer &
@LAS_CycleTeam at the Kingsway RTC assessing 2 patients with minor injuries, luckily no one else hurt

Bus roof stripped off

Ethan Meade captured this shot of the number 91 bus in Kingsway which has had its roof stripped off.

Bus roof
Ethan Meade

If you're in the area, and it's safe, tweet

@BBCLondonNews with your images.

Bus roof 'ripped off'

Will Blair

tweets: Very concerning scenes on #kingsway #holborn right now. Roof of double decker bus ripped off. Trying to find details

Bus crash
Will Blair

Behind the scenes

BBC London reporter Marc Ashdown

tweets: Off to play with the BBC drone this morning. Perfect day for it!

Rahman called 'liar' at election court

An election court has been told that the elected mayor of Tower Hamlets is a "liar and a perjurer" who "subverted democracy" to win office in May 2014.

Lutfur Rahman
Getty Images

Lutfur Rahman is accused of filling the electoral register with names of voters which included his own sister, and controlling a political party which put 10 or more canvassers outside polling stations. He denies any wrong doings.

BBC London news

Alex Bushill

BBC London News

Join me this lunchtime as

London reaches a record high population of 8.6 million. There haven't been that many Londoners since before the War.


All that and a full weather forecast at 13:30 on

BBC One.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 13:00 on

BBC London 94.9: London's population now numbers 8.6m people, the highest figure since 1939.

Transfer deadline: Done deals

The January transfer window in England and Scotland closes today. Keep across

this page to see all the deals as they become confirmed.

Fans taking pictures with mobile phones
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