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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday
  2. Updates for Friday 27 March 2015

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Good evening

Beth Rose

BBC News Online

That's all for Local Live this week, but never fear I'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel, weather for London as well as the start of the build up to the 7 May general election.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mild but cloudy night

The evening will be dry but chilly to begin with, however there will also be some clear spells. It will turn milder but cloudier during the second half of the night, with winds strengthening ahead of a little rain.

Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).

Nia, 10, rings bell for London trading

Ten-year-old Nia rang the bell to open trading on the London Stock Exchange earlier this morning to launch the

Aflatoun campaign.

Galibier pr

The programme will teach children of all ages financial literacy, enterprise and social skills.

To win the chance to ring the bell Nia submitted a winning business proposal to make children's t-shirts with motivational slogans printed on them which will soon be sold at her Camden school.

Behind the scenes

BBC London's entertainment correspondent Brenda Emmanus

tweets: Had my face sculpted in chocolate by chocolatier and artist #PaulWayneGregory

Brenda Emmanus

Love request

A woman who went to The Who gig at the O2 on Monday and met a man she's dubbed Happy Jack is hoping to use the powers of social media to track him down.

Kelly Louise told the News Shopper the only information she knew about him was that he works at Babcocks servicing police vehicles but she desperately wants to track him down.

Click here to see if its you or you know him.

Bollywood waxwork to be unveiled

Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif will have her

waxwork unveiled at Madame Tussauds tomorrow.

Katrina Kaif being measure for her wax statue
Madame Tussauds

A team of about 20 sculptors and artists worked with the actress over four months taking hundreds of measurements for the statue which cost £150,000.

Kaif made her debut in Bollywood in 2003 with Boom and has become one of the most sought after actresses in India, correspondents say.

Tate Gallery to consider 'Nazi theft' painting


Tate Gallery says "new information" has emerged over a John Constable painting it acquired in 1986 which
may have been stolen from its owner by the Nazis.

Beaching A Boat, Brighton, 1824, by John Constable

It has asked for a review of a recommendation that it should return the work to the heirs of the original owner.

Shaun arrives in the city

This Shaun the Sheep has arrived at Paddington Station ahead of the

Shaun in the City trail which officially starts tomorrow.

Shaun in the City
Shaun in the City

Over the next two months you can follow the trail of 120 giant Shaun the Sheeps across London before they move on to Bristol.

Blue plaque for Spurs legend

Tottenham Hotspur captain Danny Blanchflower has been honoured with a

commemorative plaque in his native Belfast.

Danny Blanchflower with Spurs trophy

He skippered Spurs in the 1960s as they won the League, the FA Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup.

Room with a yew

via Facebook

Thanks for all the comments on the

BBC London Facebook page about the state and price of rental properties in London, including
this one in Lambeth which has a tree growing through it.

A tree trunk running through a bedroom

Some of you seem quite philosophical about the situation with Larua Ardila

saying "Lovely and impossible London" and Karen Kay
writing "I would rent a place with a TRAIN going through it if that is what was needed to live in London!"

While Art Hunter

suggests: "Stop allowing development company's to build unaffordable housing and concentrate on council housing instead. Problem solved."

Queuing traffic

BBC London


There is queuing traffic on the A406 North Circular Road westbound in Wembley from Neasden Interchange to the B4557 Drury Way (Brentfield Road Ikea) junction.

And congestion on the A102 Blackwall Tunnel approach northbound in Greenwich with traffic queuing back to the A206 Woolwich Road Flyover junction.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top story at 17:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Five teenage girls barred from travelling abroad after showing an interest in going to Syria are pupils at the same east London school as three girls already thought to have fled there to join Islamic State.

What went wrong at London Bridge?

Tom Edwards

Transport correspondent, London

BBC London's transport correspondent Tom Edwards has been tweeting about the

London Assembly Transport Committee holding
Network Rail and
Thameslink to account over the delays and cancellations at London Bridge station for the past three months.

Scene of overcrowding in January 2015

Tom said the reasons for the disruption included points failing, signalling with an "earthing fault" and staff who didn't have radios on the same frequencies.


tweeted: "If rail bosses didn't realise the level of anger at #londonbridge they will now".

Future funding cuts for 'rebel' museums

Museums which break guidelines on selling their collections will

face severe funding cuts in future, 10 bodies, including
Arts Council England and the
Heritage Lottery Fund have warned.

The move follows controversial sales of Chinese ceramics from the Museum of Croydon and an ancient Egyptian statue from Northampton Museum.

Cheers for Duke and Duchess

A crowd cheered as the

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived for their visit to the
XLP community bus and the XLP mobile recording studio on the Hazel Grove Estate in Sydenham earlier.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit

London on a sunny afternoon

A view from Hungerford Bridge of the London Eye and River Thames on a sunny Spring day in London.


Tower Bridge gamblers arrested

City of London Police

tweet: 3 men and a woman have been arrested for illegal gambling on #TowerBridge. It's a scam where the criminal always wins

Charges after dawn raids

Forty-seven people have been charged following dawn raids in South East London on Tuesday.

Scotland Yard carried out the raids to disrupt organised criminal networks suspected of committing hundreds of offences including burglary, theft, fraud, motor vehicle crime, drug dealing, money laundering and violent crime.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our lead story at 16:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Five teenage girls barred from travelling abroad after showing an interest in going to Syria are pupils at the same east London school as three girls already thought to have fled there to join Islamic State.

Teens banned from flying go to 'Syria three' school

Five teenage girls barred from travelling abroad by a judge after showing an interest in going to Syria are pupils at Bethnal Green Academy, the same school as three girls already thought to have fled there to join the Islamic State, the High Court has been told.

Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum
Met Police
Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum (L-R) left Britain in February

In mid-February Kadiza Sultana, 16, Shamima Begum, 15, and Amira Abase, 15,

left their homes for Syria.

On March 20 Mr Justice Hayden barred five girls - three 16 and two 15 - from leaving the jurisdiction of England and Wales following a hearing.

Spring forward


Don't forget the clocks go forward at 02:00 on Sunday. We may lose an hour's sleep but we gain lighter nights - not a bad trade off.

If you're interested in learning more about it, Stephen Fry presents The Clocks Go Forward Tonight which takes a look at why we move the time by an hour twice a year.

Listen tomorrow at 10.30 on BBC Radio 4

Watch: Room with yew

The average Londoner spends more than half their take-home pay on their rent, leading to fears that many are ending up in homes which are not fit for purpose.

A tree trunk running through a bedroom

BBC London has been given access to a number of properties deemed unsuitable to live in, including

this one in Lambeth, which had a tree growing through a bedroom, was rented out for £100 a week.

Positive response for Vauxhall Cross plans


public consultation into proposals for upgrading Vauxhall Cross has been supported by 77% of the 2,181 respondents according to
Transport for London.

The plans include returning the gyratory to a two-way working road and making improvements to the rail, bus and Tube interchange.

Brown to miss Harlequins game

Harlequins will be without full-back Mike Brown for the Wembley meeting with Saracens after he experienced concussion symptoms following England's Six Nations win over France.

Mike Brown
Getty Images

However, England trio Chris Robshaw, Joe Marler and Nick Easter all return to the Quins starting XV after international duty.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top story at 15:00:

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate three more complaints of corruption in the Metropolitan Police's handling of child abuse claims.

Sunny afternoon

This afternoon will remain dry and bright across the area, with some spells of sunshine in places. It will feel quite pleasant this afternoon in the sunshine and light winds.

Top temperature: 12C (54F).

West End run for Rylance

Mark Rylance

Wolf Hall star Mark Rylance will return to the West End later this year in a play written by his wife that has already enjoyed sold-out success at the Shakespeare's Globe.

Farinelli and the King, by Claire Van Kampen, sees Rylance play King Philippe V of Spain, an unhappy monarch who finds his only comfort is the voice of a famous castrato.

As in the Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the staging at the Duke of York's theatre will be lit, almost exclusively, by the glow of candlelight.

Germanwings adverts pulled from Tube

The Daily Mail

Adverts for Germanwings with the slogan 'get ready to be surprised' are being

removed from the London tube network following Tuesday's crash, the Daily Mail reports.

Woman escapes jail over terror funding

A woman has escaped jail after being found guilty of two counts of fundraising for the purpose of terrorism.

Hana Khan
Met Police

Hana Khan, 23, of Meyrick Road, Dollis Hill, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment suspended for two years at the Old Bailey, for arranging to send £1,000 to her boyfriend Jafar Turay who had travelled from the UK to fight in Syria.

Commander Richard Walton from the

Met's Counter Terrorism Command said: "Terrorists do not exist in a vacuum but require the support of others to carry out their crimes. We do not only investigate those directly involved in terrorist attacks but also those around them, those who fund and support them."

BreakingEbola healthcare worker discharged


A British military healthcare worker who became infected with Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been declared free of the virus

Anna Cross, who's 25, has been discharged from the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 14:00 in the capital on

BBC London 94.9: The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate three more complaints of corruption in the Metropolitan Police's handling of child abuse claims.

Restaurant fire causing delays

London Fire Brigade

tweets: The restaurant fire on #ShaftesburyAv is causing heavy traffic congestion. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Shaftesbury Avenue fire

London housing market 'softening'

BBC Business

UK housing market activity has "remained subdued", the Nationwide says, as annual house price growth slowed for the seventh month in a row.

Despite this, London and the south east of England continued to see the strongest growth.

However, Nationwide noted there was a "noticeable softening this quarter, particularly in London".

Behind the scenes

BBC London Sport

tweets: End of an era as
@BBCLondonSport say Bye to
@ianramsdale after 10 years. Clearly having an effect on Editor

Ian Ramsdal leaving

BBC London news

Sonja Jessup

Presenter, BBC London News

Coming up on the lunchtime news just after 13:30 on

BBC One: A
Catholic priest has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a teenage boy at a children's home in Hounslow.

And we reveal the homes being dubbed "modern day slums" as councils say increasing numbers of Londoners are renting properties that are not fit to live in.

Crossrail 'final push'

BBC London reporter Marc Ashdown

tweets: Mayor of London oversees the 'final push'. After 26 miles, Crossrail has a few hundred metres until it all joins up.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top story at 13:00 on

BBC London 94.9: A Catholic priest has been jailed for three years for sexually assaulting a teenage boy at a children's home in Hounslow.

Duke and Duchess meet students

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk to students who are taking part in a role playing lesson about the workings of a British court at the

Stephen Lawrence Centre in south London.


It is Catherine's last official public event before the birth of her second child.

Elephant's foot seized

Waltham Forest Police

tweet: A dried Elephants foot was seized by officers after an attempt was made to sell it online. #WalthamForest

Elephant's foot
Met Police