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  1. Updates on Friday 6 March 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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

Join us from 08:00 on Monday where we'll have all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for London.

Dry and cool

It will stay

dry overnight with variable amounts of cloud and some prolonged clear spells.

Green Park

The brisk southwesterly wind will help to keep temperatures across the region above freezing.

On air

BBC London News


On tonight's show from 18:00: The schoolgirls who fled to Syria - it's emerged police wrote to their parents warning them another girl
had already travelled to join Islamic State fighters.

Also, Gareth Furby reports on the hidden camp where Romanians are living beneath the North Circular.

Question time

Eddie Nestor

Presenter, BBC London 94.9

On tonight's show, you can put your questions to the Lib Dem justice minister Simon Hughes.

He'll be here from 18:00.

Robson to make comeback

BBC Sport

Former British number one Laura Robson has been

given a wildcard into qualifying for this month's Miami Open after 14 months out of action with a wrist injury.

Laura Robson
Getty Images

The 21-year-old Londoner has not played since losing in the first round of last year's Australian Open.

Swastika daubed on wall

Sangita Myska

BBC News

tweets: A nazi swastika daubed on a wall in Highgate North London. How depressing. #racism

On the roads

BBC London


There are queues for the exit slip road on the M25 in both directions at J28 because of an accident on the A12 northbound near J13.

For the latest information go to our

travel page or follow us on Twitter

Future gig to mark Yesterday

Sir Paul McCartney is to celebrate 50 years since he wrote Yesterday with a gig at the 02.

Sir Paul McCartney

He will also play gigs in Birmingham and Liverpool.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


In the

17:00 news bulletin: Sarah Corker reports from the Old Bailey as two women are jailed for
killing an eight-year-old girl.

And a major London Housing Association has scrapped its maintenance contract after being criticised by a government agency for placing vulnerable tenants at risk of serious harm.

'Plane has now landed'

Air News & Services

tweets that the plane has now landed.

BreakingEmergency landing


A British Airways Boeing 777 has declared an emergency and is about to land at Heathrow Airport.

The plane was en route to Seattle when it turned round over Scotland, burned fuel just east of the Isle of Man and then continued on to Heathrow.

Tube drivers to strike

Rebecca Cafe

BBC News

If you're planning your weekend, don't forget Tube drivers are

going on strike tomorrow night.

The walkout is from 21:30 on Saturday to 04:00 on Sunday in a row over the sacking of a driver.

London Underground says it intends to run a good service on all lines, but warns there is a "small chance" of disruption.

BT apprenticeships announced

BT has announced it is creating

1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs across the company, from business analysis to software development roles.

Adastral Park

Most of the positions will be at the firm's base at Martlesham in Suffolk, but some will be based in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Newcastle.

Technology helps visually impaired navigate the Tube

Hugh Pym

Health editor

The desire of a group of visually impaired young people to travel independently on the London Underground, rather than rely on friends, has contributed to the development of a

ground-breaking app which they can use to guide them.

The system uses Bluetooth
Royal London Society for Blind People

The technology using Bluetooth beacons is being tested by Transport for London. The developers say it could eventually be used in busy rail stations and airports around the country.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The top stories at

16:00 include:

  • A 13-year-old boy pleads guilty to the murder of a man stabbed in Edmonton

Beard lovers

Wendy Hurrell

BBC Weather, London

London pogonophiles unite! Now there's an exhibition for the beard. So gentlemen, how do you wear your (face) hair?


Dentist tried to use McDonald's as makeshift surgery

A Romanian dentist who tried to use a McDonald's restaurant as a makeshift surgery

has been struck off.

Anca Claudia Macavei suggested fitting a dental bridge in the London's Cannon Street branch in February 2012, but her patient refused to be treated there.

The High Court has upheld the General Dental Council's decision in July to strike her off for public protection.

Romanians living under North Circular

People from Romania are sleeping rough in a camp hidden beneath flyovers of the North Circular,

BBC London has discovered.

Tents pitched under a London motorway

The hideout, known as The Fortress, is home to up to 20 people.

Boy, 13, admits Christopher Barry murder

A 13-year-old boy has admitted murdering a man in an altercation in north London.

Christopher Barry

Christopher Barry, 53, was stabbed in the chest at his home in The Broadway, Edmonton on 14 December. Mr Barry, who was a builder, was known as Jack, the Old Bailey heard.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced on 10 April. He was remanded in youth custody by judge Anthony Morris.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The top stories at

15:00 include:

  • A 13-year-old boy pleads guilty to the murder of a man stabbed in Edmonton

BreakingTeenager admits murder


A 13-year-old boy has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the murder of Christopher Barry, 53, who was stabbed during an altercation when a gang of youths tried to get into a party at a block of flats in Edmonton, north London, in December last year.

Girl seriously injured

A girl has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car,

reports East London & West Essex Guardian Series.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene in Mansfield Hill, Chingford, at about 08:00 following reports of an incident involving a 12-year-old girl and a car.

Button heads marathon line-up

Formula 1 star Jenson Button heads a list of stars lining up to race in this year's

London Marathon.

Jenson Button
Getty Images

The 35-year-old former world champion and keen runner will race alongside fashion designer Henry Holland, Radio 1 presenter Greg James and reality television stars Hugo Taylor and Oliver Proudlock.

Mr Tumble

Popular children's entertainer Mr Tumble, a.k.a Justin Fletcher, has spoken to BBC London 94.9's Harriet Scott and Tim Arthur.

Harriet Scott, Mr Tumble and Tim Arthur

You can hear the full interview with the Something Special star

on Sunday morning.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The top stories at

14:00 include:

  • Polly Chowdhury and Kiki Muddar being jailed after they were both convicted of the manslaughter of Chowdhury's daughter, Ayesha
  • BBC London's discovered a hidden camp underneath flyovers on the North Circular that's home to around 20 casual workers from Romania

Drug dealers guilty

The ringleader, Devonte Campbell, 20, and two of his co-defendants Casey Jones, 19, and Alex Bernard, 21, told jurors that they had thought they were going to a party at a club.

But the court heard they were actually planning a show of force in the rival territory.

The jury, which began deliberating last Friday, unanimously found Campbell, Jones and Bernard guilty of two counts of murder. Omar Hassan, 21, was foundguilty by a majority of 11-1.They will be sentenced later.

Rising sunshine

Sunshine amounts will increase from the south this afternoon, soon reaching places such as Enfield.

Westminster and Lambeth bridges

t will feel pleasantly warm in any sunshine, but it will turn breezy towards dusk.

Highs of 12C (54F)

Lunchtime news

Sonja Jessup

Presenter, BBC London News

On today's lunchtime news: We reveal the hidden camp- beneath the North Circular flyovers- where people from Romania are sleeping rough as they try to find work in London.

And a mother from east London who abused, tortured and killed her young daughter- while under the spell of her lover- has been jailed for 13 years.

Watch the show:

13:30 on BBC One.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The top stories at

13:00 include:

  • Polly Chowdhury and Kiki Muddar being jailed after they were both convicted of the manslaughter of Chowdhury's daughter, Ayesha
  • BBC London's discovered a hidden camp underneath flyovers on the North Circular that's home to around 20 casual workers from Romania.

Drug dealers guilty of double murder

Four drug gang members have been found guilty at the Old Bailey of ambushing rival drug dealers stabbing them to death to steal their client list.

Aaron Carriere (left) and Josiah Manful
Met Police

Aaron Carriere and Josiah Manful were both found dead in a car in Leytonstone last March. They had been stabbed 24 times.

Racist abuse

Dan Roan

BBC sports editor

Tweets: Police are appealing for information about claims of abusive & possibly racist chants on 21.25 train between London & Manchester on Sunday.

Sexist chanting must be tackled says FA


Football Association is calling on fans to report sexist abuse at games after being shown disturbing scenes of women officials and staff being subjected to obscene chants. Footage obtained by the BBC shows Chelsea's female medic Dr Eva Carneiro and a female assistant referee Helen Byrne suffering taunts during recent matches.

Chelsea medic Dr Eva Carneiro
Getty Images

The footage was taken at Chelsea matches against Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as a game in the Football League.

Pedestrian injured after truck collision

A pedestrian is in hospital after she collided with a tipper truck along Great Eastern Street at the junction with Fairchild Street in east London.

The woman, believed to be in her 30s, is in a stable condition.

The Met said no arrests have been made.

The road has been re-opened after it was closed for a couple of hours.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The BBC's Sarah Corker, who was at the Old Bailey for the sentencing of Chowdhury and Muddar, rounds up what was said in court in

BBC London 94.9's 12:00 bulletin.

'Excessively gullible'

In mitigation, Chowdhury's lawyer, Ali Bajwa QC, said Muddar was the driving force in the events leading up to Ayesha's death during which she "skilfully and mercilessly" seized upon Chowdhury's weakness.

The mother was vulnerable when she met Muddar, through her belief system, childhood experiences, depression and her "excessively gullible and trusting character", he said.

'Tore apart' family

The judge said Muddar deliberately "tore apart" Chowdhury's family by constructing an "extraordinary web of deceit and lies" through alter egos.

Judge Moss paid tribute to the "courage and personal restraint" of Ayesha's father Afsar Ali who as a witness had to learn the disturbing details of how his daughter died as the case unfolded in court.

He also highlighted the painstaking police investigation which discovered a situation which could only "astonish and horrify" anyone listening to the trial.