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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather tomorrow at 08:00
  2. Updates for Tuesday 10 March 2015

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Beth Rose

BBC News

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

Freezing overnight

It will be dry everywhere overnight and largely clear, giving a risk of a frost in outer areas towards Radlett. Winds will be light or calm for most of the night, however a southerly breeze will develop by dawn.

Minimum temperature: 0C (32F).

Olympic legacy webcast


London Assembly is set to analyse the Olympic Legacy tomorrow and consider how effective it has been and how it can be sustained beyond 2016.

Olympic park

The policies and work of the

London Legacy Development Corporation will be examined and its chief executive, David Goldstone, and Mayor of London Boris Johnson questioned as part of the
webcast broadcast here from 10.00.

BBC London news

BBC London News


On the programme at 18:30 on

BBC One: We look at the capital's missing sex offenders with about 200 currently on the run.

And a woman is convicted of murder after a London dancer died following botched surgery to enhance her buttocks.

Big Lunch award

Duchess of Cornwall with Rosaline Ducasse

The Duchess of Cornwall is pictured here with Rosaline Ducasse, of Southall, after she presented her with an Ambassadors Award for her help with the organisation of the Big Lunch, at Clarence House in London.

The aim of the Big Lunch is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June "in a simple act of community, friendship and fun".

Churchill paintings come to London

A collection of 37 paintings owned by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill has been

accepted by the government as a gift to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax, after the death of Lady Soames, the politician's daughter, last year.

Churchill's paintings
Churchill HeritageLtd

Thirty-five of the paintings have been allocated to the

National Trust and will remain at Chartwell, the family home in Kent.

Of the remaining two, one will hang in the Houses of Parliament and the other in the

Churchill War Rooms.

Severe Tube delays

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

The Jubilee Line has been suspended between Finchley Road and Waterloo and there are severe delays on the rest of the line due to a person on the track. Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.

And there are also severe delays on the Metropolitan Line due to signal failure at Wembley Park. Tickets are being accepted on Chiltern Railway and local bus services.

Queuing traffic

BBC Travel

BBC Travel

There is queuing traffic on the A4 Great West Road Hogarth Lane in Chiswick at Hogarth Roundabout due to traffic light failure. It is also causing congestion on the A3220 Warwick Road junction.

And on the A12 in Wanstead the entry slip road from Green Man Roundabout is partially blocked with one lane closed causing queuing traffic and long delays northbound because of a multi-vehicle accident.

Happy Birthday!

Beth Rose

BBC News

Have you ever sat on a Bakerloo Line Tube and wondered how long the line has been running for?

Empty underground station

Well, today it celebrates its 109th birthday having first opened on 10 March 1906.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 17:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Britain's most senior police officer has apologised to the families of three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green who are believed to have gone to join the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria.

Weekend heads-up

Heathrow Express

tweets: Are you travelling this Sun 15th March? We have a revised timetable -
see link for more info -

Violent children

BBC London 94.9


On Drivetime with Eddie Nestor from 17:00: The number of reported cases of children being violent to their parents in London is at its

highest level in five years with more than 1,500 reports made to Met Police in 2014 including four allegations of rape.

We'll be hearing from parents about their difficulties. You can listen live on

BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 020 7224 2000.

Watch: 3,000 skeletons unearthed

A discovery of 3,000 human skeletons from a burial site that is 400 years old is being described as one of

London's most significant archaeological finds.

A skeleton

The Bedlam burial ground, at Liverpool Street station, was used for fatalities of the plague and the Great Fire of London.

Air Ambulance reveals busiest boroughs

London's Air Ambulance has revealed its busiest boroughs were Westminster (120 patients), Tower Hamlets (104 patients) and Hackney (101 patients) in 2014 as it treated a total of 1,806 people across the capital.

It said 33% of the total number of call-outs related to road traffic collisions, 27% were falls and 24% stabbings and shootings.


public campaign to raise £4.4m in six months to buy an air ambulance for London was launched last month.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 16:00 on

BBC London 94.9: The families of the three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green, who are believed to be living with Islamic State fighters in Syria, have told MPs they might have been able to stop them from running away if they'd been fully informed by the police.

Watch live: Syria girls

Relatives of three London schoolgirls missing in Syria are answering MPs' questions.

Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum (l-r)
Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum (l-r)

You can

watch the live stream here.

Lorry driver found after motorcyclist dies

A driver

police were trying to track down after a motorcyclist was in collision with a cement lorry and died has been found.

The Met was called to Kensington High Street at about 10:00 after the motorcyclist, in his late 30s, was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry failed to stop at the scene but was later found and spoken to by police. He has not been arrested.

Injured Inniss returns to Crystal Palace

On-loan Port Vale defender

Ryan Inniss has returned to parent club Crystal Palace for treatment on an ankle injury suffered in Saturday's win at Coventry.

Ryan Inniss
Getty Images

The centre-half's original loan deal had been set to expire later this week, but Port Vale were looking to extend Inniss's stay.

Bouncing in Barking


trampoline park with the capacity for 125-people is set to be installed at Barking Sporthouse and Gym, according to London 24.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top story at 15:00: Network Rail says overcrowding at London Bridge is not unsafe. That's after claims from the RMT union that there's a problem.

Live music

BBC London 94.9

tweets: Rebecca Ferguson
@RebeccaFMusic will perform live on the Jo Good show today from 3pm

McQueen's friends reveal fashion designer

As Savage Beauty, the new

V&A exhibition about Alexander McQueen, opens 20 years after the London show that got him noticed,
those closest to him share their memories of the talented, revolutionary fashion designer.

Alexander McQueen butterfly headdress

His former boyfriend, Andrew Groves, even reveals: "All the time I knew Lee, I don't think he wore anything worth more than £30, ever."

Postcode change 'could increase house prices'

London Evening Standard


Residents of

Whitton are hoping their house prices will soar after the Royal Mail proposed changing their postcodes following a 40-year campaign.

The Evening Standard reports that those living in TW3 or TW4 could see their postcodes switched to become aligned with Richmond, where the suburb is geographically placed, if the residents give it final approval.

A day's difference

Met Police Helicopters

tweet: What a difference a day makes! #weather #london #LoveLondon

London skyline
Met Police

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 14:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Network Rail's denied claims by the RMT union that the regular overcrowding at London Bridge is unsafe - but it's admitted it needs to communicate better with passengers during the station rebuilding work.

How does a sprinter end up on the streets?

BBC Sportshour

tweets: Sierra Leone sprinter Jimmy Thoronka on how he ended up sleeping rough in London

Jimmy Thoronka

Sunny afternoon

It will be a dry and mainly sunny afternoon and will feel pleasantly mild in the strong afternoon sunshine with light and variable winds.

Top temperature: 10C (50F).

HS2 Heathrow leg confirmation

BBC London transport correspondent Tom Edwards

tweets: Dft confirm Hs2 Heathrow spur won't be built as part of phase 1 & 2 by 2033. Final decision will be made after airports commission report

BBC London news

Asad Ahmad

Presenter, BBC London

Join me from 13:35 on

BBC One to hear from one of the world's leading sprinters, who went on the run from the authorities, only to be found sleeping rough in London.

And meet the skeletons of Bedlam.

Woman convicted of silicone buttock murder

A woman who once ran a transgender escort service has been

convicted of murdering a dancer from London whose heart stopped after she was injected with silicone in her buttocks.

This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe.
Padge-Victoria Windslowe

Padge-Victoria Windslowe, who has no medical training, faces between 20 and 40 years in prison in America.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 13:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Network Rail says overcrowding at London Bridge is not unsafe. That's after claims from the RMT Union that there's a problem.

Rare 1969 Chevrolet could be scrapped

London Evening Standard


A rare 1969 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport car with an Idaho registration plate

could be scrapped if its owner doesn't come forward.

1969 Chevrolet
Sutton Police

The white car, which has damage to its front and side, was left in rush hour traffic in Sutton on 17 February at the junction of Cheam Road and Belmont Rise, according to the Evening Standard.

Police believe it may have been stolen and the owner may not even be aware it has been taken.

Protest at immigration centre

Around 100 detainees at the UK's largest immigration detention centre near Heathrow are believed to be

protesting about living conditions and delays to their asylum applications.

Detainees at Harmondsworth Detention Centre protesting in the exercise yard

They've been spotted in the exercise yard at Harmondsworth, where some detainees began a hunger strike on Sunday.


Home Office said the government has commissioned an independent review of detainees' welfare, which it takes very seriously.

Motorcyclist dies in cement lorry crash

A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a cement lorry in west London.

Police said the lorry failed to stop at the scene in Kensington High Street at about 10:00. There have been no arrests.

Watch: 'UK should back intelligence agencies'

Foreign secretary Philip Hammond has

stressed the need to continue to back Britain's intelligence agencies during a speech at the
Royal United Services Institute.

Philip Hammond

UK Security services have been criticised over their handling of Mohammed Emwazi - known as "Jihadi John" - from west London.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at noon on

BBC London 94.9: Network Rail's denied claims by the RMT union that the regular overcrowding at London Bridge is unsafe - but it's admitted it needs to communicate better with passengers during the station rebuilding work.

HS2 leg to Heathrow 'dropped'

Nick Hurd, MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner,

tweets: Delighted that Govt has dropped idea of Heathrow Spur connecting HS2 to Airport. Credit to Ministers for listening to our argument

London Bridge 'mob mentality'


Thanks to Sean Barlow who commented on the

BBC London Facebook page about the
abuse some staff at London Bridge station have faced after trains were delayed and cancelled.

Sean said: "Time to increase the numbers of police at London Bridge, maybe army as well if the mob mentality doesn't stop soon. Heard nothing but mob mentality ruling London Bridge in recent days and weeks."