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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 tomorrow
  2. Updates for London on Monday 16 February 2015

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Good evening

That's all from BBC Local Live for today. Josephine McDermott will be in the hot seat tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.

Cloudy and rainy

It will remain cloudy this evening with persistent rain at times, but the rain should eventually clear by dawn, with a light frost and some icy patches developing in the west.

Minimum temperature: 3C (37F)

Seven-course meal on the Tube

Time Out London


A supper club is taking place twice a week in a real-life London Underground carriage, reports

Time Out London.

The decommissioned 1967 Victoria line carriage in Walthamstow is being used for the luxury dining event by Trip4Real.

Woman suffers leg injuries in Stamford Hill crash

A woman has suffered leg injuries after she was hit by a lorry in north London, the

Met Police have said.

junction Hillside Road and High Road at Stamford Hill

London ambulance and London's air ambulance were called at about 15:20 to the junction of Rostrevor Avenue and Stamford Hill High Road. The woman is in a serious condition and the road is currently closed.

Thameslink services delays

There are delays on Thameslink services between St Pancras and Gatwick Airport due to signalling problem at East Croydon.

For the latest travel news visit the

BBC London travel page.

Brain damaged footballer's parents speak out

BBC London News


The parents of a young footballer left brain damaged following a cardiac arrest speak to

BBC London News at 18:30, after a High Court judge rules Tottenham Hotspur breached its duties to the 17-year-old player.

Also on the programme, entertainment correspondent Brenda Emmanus is on the red carpet with the actors Idris Elba and Mark Rylance, who star in the new film The Gunman.

Voter 'suspicious' at polling station

A voter became suspicious when a council worker offered to "fold" and "post" his voting papers at a polling station in east London, a judge sitting at a special

High Court hearing has heard.

Tower Hamlets Polling station

Robert Cherry told how he feared the votes he had cast in local elections in Tower Hamlets, in May 2014 were at risk of being invalidated. Four petitioners allege Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman used "corrupt and illegal practices" in May 2014, when he was elected as mayor. Mr Rahman denies any wrongdoing.

Digital hearts stored

Pallab Ghosh

Science correspondent, BBC News

Doctors in London have stored

1,600 beating human hearts in digital form on a computer.

Human Heart

The aim of the study by scientists at Medical Research Council's Clinical Sciences Centre at Hammersmith Hospital is to develop new treatments by comparing the detailed information on the hearts and the patients' genes.

Singles in Islington

Anthony Reuben

Head of statistics, BBC News

If you're planning to minimise the risk of accidentally trying to pick up someone married then you should go to Islington in north London, where only a quarter of adults are married.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released data that shows 51% of people in England and Wales are single. Does that really mean there are

so many people on their own?

On air


BBC London 94.9's Drivetime show, Eddie Nestor discusses a new study which found smoking potent cannabis has been linked to 24% of new psychosis cases. He speaks to one man who had a psychotic episode after smoking cannabis just once when he was in his 20s.

And have you ever read a good book and really wanted to other people to know about it? Eddie speaks to two women who set up the project Books on the Underground to share their love of novels.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The top story on

BBC London 94.9 this hour is:

  • A young footballer who suffered catastrophic brain damage while playing for Tottenham Hotspur's youth team has won a multi-million pound damages action against the club.

M1 crash victim 'sorely missed'

Tributes have been paid to paid to Allan Evans who

died in a crash on the M1 on Saturday. He was one of three men killed when a coach collided with the car they were travelling in.

Allan Evans
Bedfordshire Police

The 59-year-old, from Islington, north London, was described as a "loving, kind-hearted", son, brother, uncle and carer to his elderly mother, who will be "sorely missed".

Spurs 'failed' player left brain damaged

Radwan Hamed (pictured left) had an MRI scan and it showed no obvious features of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) - the condition which ultimately led to his collapse - but Dr Peter Mills wrote to Spurs saying HCM could not be excluded on these findings alone.

Radwan Hamed (left)

Eleven months later, with no further tests having taken place and Radwan not knowing that his ECG had been "abnormal", he signed a contract with Spurs. He collapsed during his first game from a heart attack. A High Court judge has ruled

Tottenham Hotspur breached its duties to the 17-year-old player.

Mr Justice Hickinbottom said: "It was their responsibility, as specialist physicians and employers, to ensure that relevant risks were identified and communicated to the claimant and his parents to enable them to make an informed decision as to whether to bear them. In this, they singularly failed."

Rethink over Shoreditch development

London Evening Standard


A controversial,

£800 million overhaul planned for Shoreditch may be changed to make more room for smaller tech firms after local opposition to the scheme, the head of developer Hammerson has said.

Hornchurch fire

London Fire Brigade

tweets: We're dealing with a shop fire on #Upminster Road #RM14. Half of the ground floor is alight.

Upminster Road fire
London Fire Brigade

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The top stories on

BBC London 94.9 at 16:00 are:

  • Tottenham Hotspur have been found partly liable for brain damage suffered by a teenage player who suffered a cardiac arrest during a match.
  • Plans for a major regeneration of Alexandra Palace could be given the go-ahead by Haringey Council later.

Owner chases axe-wielding robbers

Two robbers armed with an axe broke into a Whitton jewellers before escaping on a moped this morning, reports the

Richmond and Twickenham Times.

The owner of L.Guess Jeweller chased the intruders down the road with a baseball bat, the newspaper said.

Putney Bridge Road resurfacing

Part of Putney Bridge Road in south-west London is to be replaced in resurfacing works, reports the

Wandsworth Guardian.

The works are expected to last for 12 days from 09:00 to 16:00 starting from today, the newspaper said.

Men killed in crash named

A north London

man killed in a crash with a coach in Bedfordshire has been named. Allan Evans, 59, from Islington, was killed alongside Tom Aldridge, 20, and Nathan Reeves, 23, both from Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, in the accident on the M1 on Saturday.

Three men who had been in the car have been pronounced dead. A fourth man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The coach driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed.

Model guest

BBC London 94.9



BBC London 94.9 Jo Good is speaking to the founder of Premier Model Management Carole White.

Jo will also be discussing vintage fashion. Get involved and call the show 020 7224 2000.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The top story on

BBC London 94.9 this hour is:

  • Tottenham Hotspur and a Football Association cardiologist have been found liable for brain damage suffered by a 17-year-old player who suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch.

Priest and care home manager 'were friends'

John Stingemore
John Stingemore was found dead at his home last month

The jury of seven men and five women at Southwark Crown Court was told Father McSweeney was close friends with John Stingemore, who managed the west London care home between 1979 and 1981.

He was found dead last month aged 72.

Sarah Plaschkes QC, opening the case for the prosecution, said Mr Stingemore would have been in the dock alongside Father McSweeney if he was still alive.

Spurs and doctor 'liable for player's brain damage'

BBC London 94.9

Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur and a Football Association cardiologist have been found liable for brain damage suffered by a 17-year-old player who suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch.

Radwan Hamed was nine days into his professional career when he collapsed during a game in Belgium.

The High Court has found Spurs 70% liable for his injuries and Dr Peter Mills 30% liable. The amount they'll have to be pay will be decided next week.

Catholic priest 'abused boys at care home'

A Roman Catholic priest sexually abused vulnerable boys with the manager of a care home, a court has heard.

Father Anthony McSweeney, 68, is on trial at Southwark Crown Court over alleged historic sexual abuse at a children's home in Hounslow, west London in the late 70s and early 80s. He denies four counts of indecent assault, three of making indecent images of a child and one of taking indecent images of a child.

The charges came following an investigation into alleged abuse at Grafton Close Children's Home.

Aylesbury Estate protest

Josephine McDermott

BBC News Online

Southwark Council has been given an Interim Possession Order for 29 flats on the Aylesbury Estate which have been "occupied" since 31 January by

people opposing the loss of council property.

Aylesbury Estate

The council says it is "transforming the Aylesbury into a stronger and more vibrant community" with Notting Hill Housing Trust.

Protesters plan to lobby MP Harriet Harman at her surgery tomorrow.

Call to clean up Harrow recycling bins

Harrow Council has come under fire for the state of recycling bins on a busy road in North Harrow, reports

Get West London.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Our headlines at 14:00 include:

  • Plans for a £28m restoration of one of London's most iconic landmarks could move a step forward tonight if they're voted through by Haringey Council.

Lego sculptures go on display

Miniature sculptures of famous London landmarks built out of Lego are on display at the UK's tallest sculpture.

Exhibition at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Andrew Baker

The Bricks in the Sky exhibition at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park runs until Sunday.

Lordship lane reopens

BBC Travel

BBC London Travel

tweets: Update: #eastdulwich Lordship Lane has reopened btwn Grove Vale & East Dulwich Grove. East Dulwich Grv also now open.

On air

Sonja Jessup

Presenter, BBC London News

Hundreds of police officers are being sent out on rush hour patrol after new figures revealed the number of people dying on the capital's roads so far this year has almost trebled.

We'll have the latest on

BBC London's lunchtime news from 13:35.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The top stories on

BBC London 94.9 this hour include:

  • It's emerged a man found dead on a roof in Paddington was a convicted rapist who's believed to have killed both his parents.
  • Researchers at King's College London say smoking strong forms of cannabis like skunk may dramatically increase the risk of serious mental health problems.

What we learnt this weekend

Elaine Okyere

BBC London News

Here are a few stories you may have missed over the weekend:

  • Plans to turn the original TV studios at
    Alexandra Palace in north London into a visitor attraction have sparked controversy. Haringey Council will vote on whether to give the plans the go ahead later today.
Departure board

How to throw a who killed Lucy Beale party

BBC Newsbeat

Radio 1 and 1Xtra

Viewers have been guessing who did it for the last year, but on Thursday EastEnders will finally unveil who killed Lucy Beale.

Who killed Lucy Beale?

What better way to prepare for the big reveal than to throw a party?

BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat can show you how.

On air

BBC London 94.9



BBC London 94.9, Robert Elms will be speaking to soul DJ Ralph Tee who is today's listed Londoner.

Musician Miriam Jones will also be performing live in the studio.

London Beer Week

London Beer Week kicks off today at venues across the capital.

Buy a wristband and you will be able to sample beers and boilermakers in bars that have been specifically chosen for their brews.

East Ham house fire

London Fire Brigade

tweets: We currently have four fire engines & around 20 firefighters at a house fire on Lonsdale Ave in #EastHam. Half of the ground floor's alight.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The top stories on

BBC London 94.9 at 12:00 include:

  • It's believed a couple whose bodies were found in a flat in Paddington on Saturday were killed by their son who was found dead himself 24 hours earlier.
  • The charity Alzheimer's Research UK has announced a £30m plan to establish three institutes at leading British universities - including one at University College London.

London Overground delays

There are minor delays on London Overground between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate due to faulty train at Canada Water.

For up-to-date travel news follow


Watch: Weather forecast

Sara Thornton

Weather Presenter, BBC London

What's in store for the weather today and tomorrow?

Sara Thornton

Watch the full forecast on the

BBC London Facebook page.