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Summary

  1. More news, sport, travel and weather updates on Friday at 08:00
  2. Updates for Thursday 26 February 2015

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Thanks for reading. That's all for the BBC London live page today. Duncan Smith will bring you more from 08:00 tomorrow. For travel updates, follow

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Risk of frost

BBC Weather

Latest

Remaining cloud and rain should soon clear eastwards to leave a dry and clear remainder of the night. Temperatures will fall lower than of late, with light winds and clear skies leading to a risk of frost. Minimum temperature: 2C (36F).

New tower for Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
PA

Westminster Abbey is to see its first new building since 1745 with the addition of an £18.9m Gothic tower.

The tower will allow public access to the Abbey's eastern Triforium gallery, which will be turned into a museum called The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

Exhibits will include a selection of abbey treasures, including royal funeral effigies, silverware and stonework.

Dartford Crossing fines

Highway bosses have had to call in a European debt recovery agency to chase nearly 19,000 overseas drivers who have

failed to pay in the first month of the new Dartford River Crossing charging scheme.

The 18,716 overseas cases are part of a total non-payment figure of 130,306 at the crossing on the M25 to the east of London.

Guards' schedule

Trooping the Colour

tweets: March 2015 schedule for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Windsor is
now online

Changing the guard
BBC

Potential for more allegations

The south London hospital trust which published its report into Johnny Savile today has said it is possible other allegations of a similar nature may be made against him from his time working at Springfield Hospital or possibly elsewhere in health facilities in south-west London.

The

report says he "was in a post that gave him access to a very vulnerable patient group and the investigators believe he was able to use his 'status' to persuade patients and staff to do what he wanted".

Coming Up

BBC London News

TV

Coming up on

BBC One at 18:30:

  • A Tooting mental health hospital is criticised for not acting on allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Saville's older brother Johnny.
  • Conservatives in Kensington are meeting to discuss who will replace MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind who is standing down
  • Britain's most decorated female paralympian Sarah Story attempts to set a new cycling record in the Olympic Park
  • And the multi-million pound restoration of Strawberry Hill - a gothic castle on the banks of the Thames

Blackwall Tunnel damage causing delays

BBC London

Travel

Billy Reeves is warning at the A102 Blackwall Tunnel Northbound Bore (northbound), one lane is restricted because of a damaged expansion joint on the approach to the tunnel. The A102, the northbound on-slips at Sun-in-the-Sands roundabout and Woolwich Road have been shut, as has the right turn at Blackwall Lane on to the A102.

Billy Reeves
BBC

There will probably be a full closure after rush-hour.

Roads likely to be affected are:

• [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Both Bores) (SE10) (All Directions)

• Blackwall Tunnel (Both Bores) (SE10) (All Directions)

• [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Northbound Bore) (SE10) (North Bound)

• Millennium Way (SE10) (All Directions)

• Millennium Way Roundabout (SE10) (All Directions)

• Tunnel Avenue (SE10) (All Directions)

'Jihadi John' background

BBC World News

The background of "Jihadi John" is typical yet distinct, writes Shiraz Maher, a senior fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London.

Man sentenced for doctor CV changes

stethoscope
PA

A recruitment consultant who

changed eight doctors' CVs to secure them jobs has been given a suspended sentence.

Ross Etherson, 34, of Balham, south London, admitted 21 counts of making or supplying articles for use in fraud at Isleworth Crown Court.

The doctors were given locum jobs with United Lincolnshire and Western Sussex NHS Trusts.

Giving him a two-year sentence, suspended for a year, the judge said it was "purely down to luck" the health of patients had not been impacted.

Etherson had been drawn into a "culture of deceit" at Midas Medical Recruitment in Chiswick, where he worked from May 2009 until his arrest in April 2010.

News on the hour

Will Shindler

BBC London 94.9

The

headlines this hour include:

  • The BBC has learnt the identity of the masked British militant known as "Jihadi John", who has been pictured in Islamic State videos showing the beheadings of Western hostages.
  • A report into Jimmy Savile's abuse of patients, visitors and staff at Stoke Mandeville hospital has found there were more than 60 victims over a period spanning two decades but only one formal complaint was ever made.
  • It's also likely that Savile's older brother Johnny molested and possibly raped women at Springfield Hospital in Tooting, while he was working there in the 1970s.

'Not to do with Mozart Estate community'

Ham and High

Newspaper

reports 27-year-old Mohammed Emwazi lived on the Mozart Estate and may have attended Quinton Kynaston school in St John's Wood.

It quotes Westminster councillor Paul Dimoldenberg as saying: "The atrocities it is alleged that he is responsible for are an absolute disgrace but it's nothing to do with the family or the rest of the community in the Mozart Estate.

"I hope that the understandable press interest subsides over the coming days so that the community can get back to normal life."

'Who is Muhammad?' event postponed

The University of Westminster

tweets: Tonight's Student's Union event, 'Who is Muhammad?' has been postponed due to increased sensitivity and security concerns.

University tweet
BBC

'Largest ship on Thames'

LBC

reports the largest ship ever to sail on the Thames has arrived in London. The Munkebo Maersk is 195,000 tons and 400m (1312ft) long.

The container ship in Germany
EPA

Sotloff family response

Jon Sopel

North America editor

tweets: Sotloff family spox [spokesman] on naming of #JihadiJohn. "we want to sit in a courtroom, watch him sentenced and see him sent to a supermax prison"

Emwazi 'journey'

CAGE says it "supports victims impacted by the war on terror to access due process".

The group called a press conference to "release an account of the journey of Mohammed Emwazi". There is more

information and a
case profile on its website.

News on the hour

Will Shindler

BBC London 94.9

The

headlines this hour include:

  • A human rights pressure group has claimed that Londoner Mohammed Emwazi who's been seen in a number of Islamic State videos showing the beheading of hostages was radicalised as a result of rough treatment by the British security services.
  • It's also likely that Savile's older brother Johnny molested and possibly raped women at Springfield Hospital in Tooting, while he was working there in the 1970s.

'Security services played role'

BBC News Channel

Asim Qureshi says CAGE was last in contact with Mohammed Emwazi in January 2012. He blames the security services for harassing him and making him want to flee saying they created "an environment where he had no ability to be able to feel he totally belonged".

Failing over rape allegation

Lawyers representing a woman whose allegation of rape against Jimmy Savile's brother, Johnny, was allegedly ignored for more than 20 years have said they are determined to help her gain justice after a new report confirmed her claims were not acted upon on numerous occasions.

The

report from the inquiry, published today, which refers to the woman as V2, concluded it is likely an assault occurred in 1979, and that the hospital trust failed to take an opportunity to investigate the allegation in 2006.

Emwazi 'nice young man'

BBC News Channel

Campaign group CAGE is holding a press conference about Mohammed Emwazi.

Research director Asim Qureshi (pictured) became emotional saying: "He was a beautiful young man. It's hard to imagine the trajectory."

Asim Qureshi
BBC

'Jihadi John' university 'shocked'

On the

IS militant identified today, a spokesperson for the University of Westminster has said: "A Mohammed Emwazi left the university six years ago. If these allegations are true, we are shocked and sickened by the news. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families."

Savile's abuser brother

Here's a picture of Johnny Savile, older brother of Jimmy, who has been

accused of sexual assaults on seven women at Springfield Hospital in Tooting in the late 1970s.

Johnny Savile
Alpha

News on the hour

Will Shindler

BBC London 94.9

The

headlines this hour include:

  • A masked man known as "Jihadi John" who was seen wielding a knife in videos of beheadings released by Islamic State has been identified.
  • Fifteen reports into Jimmy Savile's behaviour at hospitals have revealed the scale of his abuse of vulnerable people. Over half a century, he assaulted 177 victims, the youngest of whom was five.

Spacey to get Olivier award

US actor and London's Old Vic director

Kevin Spacey will be honoured with a special prize at this year's Olivier Awards for his outstanding contribution to the
Old Vic, where he became artistic director in 2004.

Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow
Old Vic

The 55-year-old is famous for his film and TV roles in American Beauty and House of Cards and is due to step down from his position at the theatre later this year.

Noble extension

BBC Sport

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble has

signed a contract extension to 2020, with a further one-year option. He joined the club as a 13-year-old.

Mark Noble
Getty Images

'Mindless damage'

This Is Local London

Police are searching for

vandals who caused thousands of pounds of 'mindless damage' to parked cars.

There were 12 cases of criminal damage to vehicles in Monkswood Avenue, Waltham Abbey, and the surrounding area, with £6,200 of damage reported on the weekend of 14 February.

Crystal Palace set back

Bromley Council has said an exclusivity agreement with a Chinese company, Zhongrong, which had plans to build a replica Crystal Palace

will not be renewed.

Interior View
ZhongRong Group

The council leader said: "We were never going to simply say yes to absolutely anything as we need to get this right."

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Radio

Our top story at 14:00:

A masked man known as "Jihadi John" - who was seen wielding a knife in videos of beheadings released by Islamic State - has been identified.

Johnny Savile victim met him at badminton

One of Johnny Savile's alleged victims told investigators she was sexually assaulted and raped on a couch in his office when she was an outpatient at Springfield Hospital in 1979. She said she first met Savile, who was employed as recreation officer, when she was taken to play badminton as an inpatient.

Charlton investigate pitch sex video

BBC Sport

The Valley
Getty Images

Charlton are investigating footage that appears to show a

couple having sex on the pitch at The Valley.

The video, shared widely online, shows footage of a man and a woman on the centre spot of the Championship club's pitch.

The description on the video claims the incident took place at the ground in south east London, with the pair having broken into the stadium at night.

Croydon trams stopped for three weeks

Croydon Advertiser

Tram services through Croydon town centre will be

suspended over Easter due to council improvement works.

The central Croydon loop will not be in operation between East Croydon and Reeves Corner from 28 March to 13 April - a period of 17 days.

Watch: Officers overstretched

Nick Beake

Home Affairs Correspondent, BBC News

An internal Metropolitan Police report seen by BBC London has revealed local officers are

overstretched and less visible.

News on the hour

Will Shindler

BBC London 94.9

The

headlines this hour include:

  • The BBC learned the man known as Jihadi John, who's thought to have beheaded several western hostages on behalf of Islamic State, has been identified.
  • A report into Jimmy Savile's abuse of patients, visitors and staff at Stoke Mandeville hospital has found there were 60 victims over a period spanning two decades - but only one formal complaint was ever made.

Johnny Savile the DJ

Johnny Savile, older brother of Jimmy (pictured), has today had allegations of rape and sexual abuse

published about him. He was also a DJ.

Jimmy Savile
BBC

The report by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust says Johnny Savile contributed to the Springfield Hospital radio in the late 1970s and ran his own disco business.

The relevant safeguarding authority has been notified about a disco he ran at a girls' school on 25 June 1979, it says.

TfL transparency

Transport for London (TfL) is seeking the public's views on the usefulness of the information it discloses including fares, financial and operational performance, customer satisfaction and journey patterns.

You can contribute until 8 March.

Watch: 'Jihadi John'

Lucy Manning reports on the man the BBC understands is 'Jihadi John'.

Quids in

Bank of England
Magnum Photos

On this day in 1797 £1 notes were first issued by the Bank of England.

Johnny Savile abuse

Today's

report says:

  • Female patients allowed Johnny Savile to touch them to "stay in his good books"
  • He would expose himself to them
  • A victim said he "used his brother's fame" and thought he could go where he liked in the hospital
  • It's believed he was dismissed in 1980 after a patient he molested complained
  • There's no evidence the police were informed of the allegation