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  1. More news, sport, travel, weather from 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates for Tuesday 31 March 2015

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Good night

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

Breezy night

Any showers will tend to ease and die away this evening, which will leave a dry night, with clear skies for many places.

Winds will gradually ease, although it will remain quite breezy helping to keep temperatures above freezing.

Minimum temperature: 2C (36F).

Teatime bulletin

BBC London News


On the programme at 18:30 on

BBC One: The Prime Minister says the east London school girls who fled to Syria face criminal charges if they return.

And the Chelsea ladies on balancing their club versus country loyalties during World Cup year.

Photographer scoops world prize

Photographer Antony Crossfield from Hackney has been been named as the

open category winner in the Sony World Photography Awards.

Antony Crossfield's winning image in the open enhanced category
Antony Crossfield

The overall winners, from 96,000 entries, will be announced at a ceremony on 23 April.

Easter travel guide

Paul Murphy-Kasp

Journalist, BBC London

Are you planning to get away this Easter?

Then you'll need our guide to rail engineering works, road closures, timetable changes and a round up of what's running and what's not, to make you journey as smooth as possible.

Spurs reach deal with firm over new stadium

New stadium design
Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur have announced an agreement has been reached with Archway Sheet Metal Works which clears the path for their new stadium to be built.

The club have plans in place to construct a new 56,000-seater stadium on their White Hart Lane site but have faced a lengthy court battle with Archway - who refused to relocate to allow Tottenham to begin the process.

Earlier in the month, the business decided not to appeal against a High Court ruling which forced them to find new premises and now

Spurs have announced they have reached a private deal with Archway that will allow them to take over the land next year.

Online gym launched

Beth Rose

BBC News Online

If the weather, or anything else you can think of, has been keeping you from the gym then never fear (or do fear) a new online gym has been launched.

Sarah Bigwood, from Havering, tells the Romford Recorder about her

new idea to get everyone active.

New rooms opened at Eltham Palace

Five new rooms in one of London's best preserved Art Deco buildings, Eltham Palace in Greenwich, will be displayed for the first time this week after a £1.7m makeover.

Eltham Palace
Eltham Palace

The rooms on display at the palace, which was the childhood home of Henry VIII, include a luxury wartime bunker, glamorous 1930s wardrobe and a rare map room.

You can see more later as BBC London's Ayshea Buksh

tweets: On way to #Eltham. Filming at the palace.

On air

BBC London 94.9


On Drivetime after 17:00: The Prime Minister has told BBC London 94.9 he is "hugely concerned" that four girls, who are feared to want to go to Syria, attend the same Bethnal Green school as four other pupils who have already travelled to the war-torn country.

And are restaurants and shops in Chinatown being forced out because of soaring rents?

You can

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

Signal failure causes Tube delays

BBC London


The District Line is currently suspended between Ealing Common and Ealing Broadway, and between Ealing Broadway and Acton Town due to earlier signal failure at Ealing Common. Tickets are being accepted on bus and First Great Western services.

That signal failure has also caused problems on the Piccadilly Line between Acton Town and Uxbridge. Tickets are again being accepted on local bus routes.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top story at 17:00 on

BBC London 94.9: A 10-year-old boy with a life-threatening condition, who went missing from his home in Croydon, has been found by an off-duty police officer in Hertfordshire.

Road closed due to 'security alert'

BBC London


The A205 Upper Richmond Road West in East Sheen is closed and there is queuing traffic in both directions between Milestone Green and the A305 Clifford Avenue junction, because of a security alert.

Diversions are in operation for bus routes 33, 337 and 493.

Bad hair day

A woman crosses the Millennium Bridge during strong winds in London earlier today. Fortunately the winds are expected to die out after 19:00.

London weather

Hospital 'investigates' falling window

The private

London Bridge Hospital has said it is "looking into the details" of how a glass window fell from the 5th floor of one of its buildings
onto a woman causing her serious head injuries.

London Bridge Hospital, Emblem House
Google Maps

In a statement, the hospital said: "The individual involved is receiving medical attention and we are cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigation."

'I thought she was dead'

A passerby who was the first to go to the aid of a

woman hit by a falling glass window from the fifth floor of a private London Bridge hospital has said "at first I thought she was dead".

Dan McAlpin said: "I heard this massive crash and saw the window had fallen on top of this woman. The window was the size of a normal house door with a wooden frame.

"I was just trying to hold her head and stop the bleeding. She had a nasty gash across the width of the head and her teeth were smashed in too."

Missing 10-year-old found

Ten-year-old Malakhi Chijiutomi-Ghosh, who went missing from Croydon overnight, has been found by an off-duty police officer in Hertfordshire.

Scotland Yard said he had been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 16:00 on

BBC London 94.9: A 10-year-old boy with a life threatening condition has gone missing from his home in Croydon.

Should MPs move to a modern building?

Peter Day

Global business correspondent

The Houses of Parliament are said to require £3bn of maintenance work taking 10 years.

The Palace of Westminster


would MPs be better off moving to a new, modern building?

Pieterson is 'run hungry'

BBC Sport

Kevin Pietersen is "run-hungry" and could earn an England recall with his best form at county level, Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart has said.

The batsman, 34, has rejoined Surrey for the 2015 season in a bid to return to the national side.

'Biz rates would be cut'

Labour has said it would cut corporation tax for small business if it was elected to run the government, on the second day of campaigning.

Chuka Umunna, MP for Streatham,

tweeted: Our pledge to cut business rates will help 7000 small biz across Streatham, Brixton & the rest of Lambeth #VoteLabour

Behind the scenes

Westminster Abbey

tweets: Delighted to welcome
@CEdwardsActor to the Abbey. He plays Richard II
@The_Globe from July. Pictured in the Quire

Richard II

Wealthy tenants pay '£1m upfront'

The Guardian

Some wealthy tenants, looking to secure properties in Mayfair, have been

paying up to £1m upfront to secure a rental home for a year and to avoid credit checks, a letting agent has told The Guardian.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top story at 15:00:

A 10-year-old boy with a life threatening condition has gone missing from his home in Croydon.

Behind the scenes

BBC London reporter Ayshea Buksh

tweets: The best interviewee of the day- a ring tailed lemur
@ElthamPalace . #animalmagic #Eltham PICTURE:

Lemur at Eltham Palace

All This Belongs To You

A neon sign hangs above the inside of the main entrance to the

Victoria and Albert Museum, where the
All Of This Belongs To You exhibition opens tomorrow.

V&A exhibition

The project, tied in with the year of the general election, examines the role of public institutions in contemporary life and what it means to be responsible for a national collection.

Windy afternoon

It will be a very windy afternoon with bright or sunny spells for many. However, there will be some scattered blustery showers at times. It will feel rather cool in the strong winds.

Top temperature: 12C (54F).

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story in the capital at 14:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Police in Croydon say they're "extremely concerned" about a 10-year-old boy who's believed to have run away from home in the early hours of this morning.

Ken Loach to launch election manifesto

BBC London

General Election 2015

A left-wing political party is to launch its General Election manifesto later in a Soho squat.

Ken Loach
Getty Images

Left Unity was set up by film director Ken Loach and plans to field about 10 candidates, mainly in Labour strongholds.

It said instead of using a glitzy venue to launch its policies like the main parties, it wants to highlight the growing crisis of homelessness and the fact there are 700,000 empty buildings in Britain that could be brought back into use.

Where do you want an outdoor gym?

Barnet Council

tweets: Residents have until 5pm today to
have their say on where we should install new outdoor gyms #consultation

BBC London News

Katharine Carpenter

Reporter and presenter

Join me just after 13:30 on

BBC One for the latest on the 10-year old who's gone missing from his home in Croydon and needs medication three times a day.

Plus, with the Women's Super League season underway and our sports reporter Sara Orchard has been to Chelsea to see how the international squad is dealing with the pressure ahead of this year's World Cup.

Missing boy 'may be in coma'

A 10-year-old boy who went missing overnight and requires medication three times a day may already have fallen into a coma

Scotland Yard has said.

Malakhi Chijiutomi-Ghosh
Met Police

Malakhi Chijiutomi-Ghosh was last seen at about 0700 in the Thornton Heath area but has not had his medication for Adrenal Hyperplasia which he requires three times a day.

At the time of the last sighting he was wearing the coat and hat shown in the picture with a long sleeved red/orange top with a picture of a meercat playing the drums.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 13:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Spanish police are continuing their investigation into the deaths of a London expat couple who were found shot dead in their villa near Benidorm.

Election coverage

BBC London

General Election 2015

The BBC News website has comprehensive coverage of the election campaign, which officially got underway yesterday.

So, for all the latest news, analysis and stats for your constituency as the campaign unfolds

keep visiting the Election 2015 site.

Arsenal's Yankey has World Cup hopes

BBC Sport

Veteran Arsenal winger

Rachel Yankey has said she believes she is capable of performing for England at this summer's World Cup.

Rachel Yankey
Getty Images

The 35-year-old, who has made 129 appearances for England, has not played for the country since December 2013.

Facebook 'likes' Euston

London Evening Standard


Social media giant Facebook has agreed a deal to nearly double the size of its headquarters in Euston after

signing a lease for the top seven floors of 338 Euston Road, according to the Evening Standard.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


Our top story at noon on

BBC London 94.9: Meanwhile David Cameron and Nick Clegg have both played down the results of an opinion poll which suggests Labour will be the big winner in London on 7 May.

'Storm carnage'

Coco Crowley

tweets: Some post storm carnage on the way in this morning #windy #london tree missed this house by a cm, car was less lucky!

Storm damage
Coco Crowley @originalcoco

Cameron: Building homes is 'hugely important'

BBC London

General Election 2015

David Cameron said he understood the housing crisis in the capital and that "it is hugely important to build more homes and that's what our starter homes are about... it's helped many Londoners get on the ladder".

He added: "The mayor has set his target of 49,000 homes a year and I want to help him achieve that."

Cameron 'hopeful' of retaining London seats

BBC London

General Election 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron has told

BBC London 94.9's political reporter Susana Mendonca he's "hopeful" the Conservatives can hold on to seats like Hendon in the general election.

He said with 37 days left until voting, London was one of the key places that would ultimately decide whether the country sticks with his long term plan for economic growth or not.

Woman injured by falling hospital window

Beth Rose

BBC News

A woman has suffered head injuries after a window fell from the fifth floor of Emblem House, part of London Bridge Hospital on Tooley Street.

Tooley Street
Google Maps

Scotland Yard said the woman, in her 20s, suffered head injuries but they were not considered life-threatening.