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A teenage Muslim convert accused of planning to behead a British soldier should not be convicted for having "repulsive" views,jurors at the Old Bailey has heard.
Brusthom Ziamani "is not on trial for his opinions" his defence lawyer Naeem Mian said.
Ziamani, of Camberwell, south London, denies a charge of preparing an act of terrorism on or before 20 August last year.
The 62-year-old singer said it would be "exciting" to follow in the footsteps of fellow music stars such as Jarvis Cocker, David Bowie, and Ray Davies.
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And rail regulators say the Christmas engineering work led to "unacceptable" service levels.
Henry VIII was perhaps Britain's most famous king. Big, bold and brash, he is the epitome of 'Merrie England'.
His marriages to a succession of six women became something of a Tudor soap opera. So, what did he want in a wife, and, more specifically, a queen?Find out more at BBC iWonder.
Traffic is queuing on the M4 westbound after Junction 1, the A4 Chiswick Roundabout, owing to an earlier broken down vehicle.
The is congestion on A315 Chiswick High Road to the B490 Acton Lane junction, on A205 Kew Bridge to the A315 Kew Bridge Road junction and on A4 Cromwell Road to the B325 Gloucester Road junction.
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The broadcaster initially told her 79,000 Twitter followers she was "respectfully dressed, head covering and no shoes but a man ushered me back onto the street", but apologised after CCTV footage seemed to show her speaking to someone in the South London Islamic Centre in Streatham before leaving on her own.
Samuel Guidera (pictured), 24, was attacked and robbed in Sydenham, south-east London, on 12 February 2011.
Police believe the student's killer may have got his attention by pretending they wanted to use his phone.
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Struggling independent shopkeepers battling to survive havedismissed new figures revealing that Highgate has the fewest number of empty shops in the country, saying they do not reflect reality.
Highgate is classed as one of the top town centres in England for boasting a 0% vacancy rate, according to statistics released by retail data organisation the Local Data Company.
Former S Club 7 member Hannah Spearritt and actress Finty Williams lead the cast of new play The Armour at London's Langham Hotel next month.
Ben Ellis's play was commissioned to mark The Langham's 150th anniversary. Three inter-linked stories set in different centuries will play out in different rooms around the venue.The Armour will run at the hotel off Regent Street from 3 March to 4 April.
One of the world's most eminent conductors has told the BBC Britain's concert halls arenot up to international standards.
Sir Simon Rattle has three years left on his current contract with the Berlin Philharmonic and rumours are circulating in the music world that he could be heading for London.
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The headlinesthis hour include:
- A teenager accused of being inspired by the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby to hatch a plot to behead a soldier told jurors he was just "ranting and raging" when he wrote that he wanted to die a martyr.
A woman was allegedly groped by a man who put his hand under her clothes as she sat on the Piccadilly Line between Northfields and Hammersmith.
The woman was heard by passengers to say "help me" after the man covered her moth with his hand during the assault on Saturday 31 January between 23:30 and midnight. The man was later arrested butBritish Transport Police are now seeking the woman.
A variation on the London Underground map has been created which lists the most popular language, other than English, spoken in the area surrounding each station.Visit Tube Tongues is created by Oliver O'Brien, a researcher at University College London Department of Geography.
A hibernating tortoise rescued from a garage blaze in Wimbledon last night has been nicknamed Smoky as its shell was actually smoking when firefighters got to it,the Wimbledon Guardian reports.
The tortoise was rudely awakened after months of sleep by fighters who raced to the property and trampled their way in to put out the blaze. They were shocked to discover the shell-dwelling reptile amongst plants in the garage in Sandbourne Avenue.
The blaze was contained to the garage and the tortoise is to be taken for a check-up by vets.
Boris Johnson says radiation detectors could be introduced in London to protect the city from possible dirty bomb attacks.
Supermarket-style self check-out technology could also be used to identify suspicious packages to bolster safety in the city, he suggested following a meeting with New York's police commissioner Bill Bratton.
"What we need to do is to get a better understanding of the risks versus the investment," he said, adding that he would raise the issue with Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.
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A teenager from Camberwell, accused of being inspired by the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby to hatch a plot to behead a soldier, has told a court he only expressed extremist views to "fit in" with a Muslim group.
Two military healthcare workers flown to the UK with suspected Ebola have beendischarged from hospital in east London.
They were kept under supervision after needle-stick injuries while on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
They were flown back to London on 31 January and 2 February.
They have not developed symptoms of the virus and have now been discharged.
As you've been hearing on BBC London 94.9, Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard hassigned a new five-and-a-half year deal with Premier League leaders Chelsea.
The 24-year-old, signed for a reported £32m from Lille in 2012, has scored 13 times in 36 appearances this season.
"Since I came here in 2012, I have always felt good and the club has been very supportive to me," Hazard said.
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Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie and his former Australia team-mate Justin Langer have been awarded honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club,reports the Daily Mail.
The pair, who won seven Ashes series between them, join former Baggy Green team-mates Steve Waugh, Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting in being honoured by the MCC, which own Lord's and is the custodian of the laws of the game.
Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti is adamant he will bringsuccess to the east London club.
The O's have struggled following the Italian's takeover last summer and are currently bottom of the League One table, six points from safety.
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There are encouraging signs for London construction after steady growth in 2014, positioning 2015 to be a strong year with forecasted growth at 5.3%.
A report fromBarbour ABI shows construction output was on the increase in 2014, with London leading all regions with £28bn, 23% of the UK total, and contracts awarded in London also increasing by over 10% year on year.
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New street lights around Canary Wharf are being installed to help the Canal & River Trustreduce its energy consumption by 37 tonnes of CO2 a year.
The lamps are also expected to cut the charity organisation's yearly electric bill for lighting up the east London docks by £10,000 and maintenance costs by £8,000. The old lights put out more than 46 tonnes of CO2 a year — the new LED lamps are bringing it down by 80 % to just nine tonnes.
Jonathan Joseph and George Kruis will make theirfirst Twickenham starts on Saturday after England named an unchanged side to face Italy.
Bath's Joseph was among the try-scorers when England opened their Six Nations campaign with a 21-16 win over Wales.
England coach Stuart Lancaster said it was important to "build some consistency" and that Italy would be "fired up" at the weekend.
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We hear from the father who's preparing to sue Essex Police over serious mistakes made during an investigation into his son's death. Les Balkwell's son Lee was crushed as he tried to clean the mixer at a farm in 2002.
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Robert will be playing versions of the hit song by Richie Havens and Lamont Dozier.
Everton manager Roberto Martinezaccused Chelsea's players of trying to sway the referee during a bad-tempered 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Willian's late winner came after Gareth Barry's red card and a fracas in which Branislav Ivanovic escaped censure for a clash with Everton's James McCarthy.
"It's very clear that what the home team are trying to do is influence the referee," Martinez told BBC Sport.
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The Muslim population of England and Wales increased by more than a million in the space of a decade - and three-quarters are concentrated in London, the West Midlands, the North West and Yorkshire and Humber.
An analysis of 2011 Census data for theMuslim Council of Britain suggests the Muslim population had increased 75% from 1.5m in 2001 to 2.7m, with a third below the age of 15.