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  1. Raid on Hatton Garden jewellers
  2. Holborn power restored after fire
  3. Sergeant denies army base rapes
  4. Crystal Palace FC sale talks 'ongoing'
  5. Paedophile priest case to be reviewed
  6. Updates on Tuesday 7 April 2015

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By Elaine Okyere and Pippa Stephens

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That's all from BBC Local Live for today. See you back here tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.

On air

BBC London News


BBC London News this evening at 18:30, Hatton Gardens' safety deposit boxes are emptied in a raid on one of London's most exclusive jewellery districts.

Also, politicians from the three main parties go head-to-head to debate London's NHS services.

Aljaz Bedene backed by Greg Rusedski

BBC Sport

Slovenia-born Aljaz Bedene's decision to represent Great Britain

will be good for British tennis, says Greg Rusedski. Bedene, 26, is ranked 99th in the world and became British number two after switching countries last month.

Aljaz Bedene
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Bedene, who moved to the UK seven years ago and lives in London, represented Britain for the first time at the weekend, and he qualified for the main draw of the Casablanca Open.

Weather to stay fine

BBC Weather

The weather in London will stay fine, with clear spells and light winds into the evening.

It will become locally chilly by dawn where clear skies persist the longest, while some coastal areas around the Thames Estuary may develop low cloud and areas of fog. Minimum temperature: 3C (37F).

Kenyans in the capital

BBC London 94.9

Eddie Nestor is on

BBC London 94.9 this evening talking to the capital's Kenyans about
the university massacre last Friday. What can London's Kenya community do to help?

Easter egg hunt for lemurs

Lemurs at London Zoo in Regent's Park have a new home, which the zoo marked with an

Easter egg hunt for the primates.

Press Association

The animals did not crack open a chocolate egg, however, rather a more health-conscious papier mache shell filled with steamed vegetables. Yum.

Problems heading away from London

BBC Travel

There are problems heading away from London this evening on the A12. At junction 13, Ingatestone, a lorry has crashed into the central reservation and is blocking the road.

Queues are back to the M25 at the junction 28 Brook Street roundabout.

Delays continue in central London following the Holborn fire. London Buses tell us they've got delays of up to half an hour and it's slow on the Strand and around Trafalgar Square.

Boat race preparations

The Cambridge University Women's Boat Crew has been practicing on the River Thames ahead of the boat race on Saturday.

Cambridge Women's Boat Crew
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It will be the first time that the women's boat race will take place on the same stretch of water and on the same day as the men's event. On 12 April the Newton Women's Boat Race will start at 16:50 ahead of the

BNY Mellon Boat Race, both races will be live on
BBC One.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

The top story in the capital on

BBC London 94.9 at 17:00 is: about 300 safety deposit boxes have been broken into in a robbery in Hatton Garden over the Easter weekend.

It was only reported this morning when the jewellers opened for business.

Police say the burglars look to have used heavy cutting equipment to gain access to a vault.

Paramedic refused woman as 'nearing end of shift'

A paramedic refused to help a woman, thought to be pregnant, who was vomiting and feeling dizzy because he was near the end of his shift, a tribunal has heard.

Edmund Daly, a

London Ambulance Service team leader at the time of the incident, also said it was "dangerous" to respond to the emergency call because his crew were "very tired".

Camden Lock revamp

London Evening Standard


Developers behind the Shard skyscraper are

set to revamp Camden Lock, the Evening Standard reports.

Camden lock

Billionaire Teddy Sagi has asked Mace to develop the village, including 170 private and affordable homes, shops, market pitches and offices.

Hatton Garden burglary

Police were called to reports of a

burglary at a safety deposit business at Hatton Garden in Holborn this morning at 08:10.

Detectives are at the scene of the crime, where heavy cutting equipment appears to have been used to get into a vault and a number of safety deposit boxes have been broken into.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

The top story in the capital on

BBC London 94.9 at 16:00 is: A woman has died after a fire in a flat in Sutton overnight.

Crews found her body in a bedroom on the second floor of a six-storey block in Brighton Road shortly after 3pm.

The cause is being investigated.

Will Labour win?

The Labour party

will increase its share of the seats in the capital, largely at the expense of the Conservatives in the next general election, according to the London School of Economics.

Map showing how Labour will increase its number of seats

Magna Carta app

An app has been developed to help people explore the meadow where the

Magna Carta was sealed nearly 800 years ago in Surrey.

Salisbury's Magna Carta
Getty Images

Nineteen students from Royal Holloway London University have designed the app which gives visitors the option of seven trails to follow in Runnymede.

Refuse collection changes

Ealing Council

tweets: Remember that refuse & recycling collections will take place a day later this week. Find your day here:

If the shoe fits...

Dozens of burglars in London have been caught thanks to a revolutionary police scanner that matches the footprints of suspects to marks left at crime scenes, reports the

Evening Standard.

A pilot scheme in north-west London has led to the arrest of 76 burglars in the last 12 months, the newspaper said.

Death in Wembley

A man with injuries to his chest has died in Wembley,

a Met Police spokesman has said.

Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at 11:15 to the man in his vehicle at Green Hill. The death is being treated as suspicious and is under investigation by the homicide team. There will be a post-mortem in due course.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

The top story in the capital on

BBC London 94.9 at 15:00 is: A man has died from chest injuries after being found in a car in Wembley this morning.

Son 'told to lower' father's tribute flag

A retired policeman is shocked after Bromley Council told him to take down a flagpole dedicated to his late father, reports the

News Shopper.

Kevin Coleville, 57, from St John's Road in Petts Wood, has flown the Union Jack flag outside his house for a number of years and recently put up a second pole flying the Royal Navy flag in memory of his late father, the newspaper said.

Who's in the BBC building today?

Earlier London singer Jamie T dropped by to perform in the Radio 1 Live Lounge and to talk about his new EP, Magnolia Melancholia. For more on who is gracing the corridors, visit the BBC Taster website

who's in today.

Jamie T

Misty morning

Luke Steggles

tweeted this picture of the Thames, from early this morning:

Thames early morning picture of a port
Luke Steggles

Army sergeant denies sex abuse charges

An army sergeant accused of sexually abusing female recruits has denied the charges. Edwin Mee, 45, of Tavistock Road, Croydon, south London, allegedly targeted 11 victims aged between 15 and 25 on military bases.

The Scottish soldier denied 17 counts of sexual assault, three rapes and one count of assault by penetration at

Southwark Crown Court. His trial is due to start tomorrow.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

The top stories in the capital on

BBC London 94.9 at 14:00 are:

  • The organisation that manages the Thames says almost a thousand razor blades found dumped in the river last week must have been put there deliberately.
  • Camden Council says it'll work closely with businesses affected by last week's fire in Holborn. Kingsway's still closed to traffic as engineers continue to repair the damage caused by the fire, which broke out in tunnels housing underground power cables.

Jubilee line delays

Jubilee line

tweets: Severe delays between Wembley Park and Stanmore while we fix a signal failure at Queensbury. Good service on the rest on the line.

Parish: 'No plans to sell' Crystal Palace

BBC Sport

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has

no immediate plans to sell the Premier League club, but says talks are ongoing with an interested party.

Steve Parish
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The Eagles were linked with a takeover by American billionaire Josh Harris late last year. "The only reason for us to get money in is to improve the infrastructure. There is no rush and we are in a good place. If it happens, it happens," Parish said.

Health and the election

BBC London

General Election 2015

How will the election affect

healthcare in the capital? Tonight on
BBC London News politicians from the three main parties will be setting out their vision on how to tackle healthcare in London as the population continues to grow.

What are your thoughts? Get in touch by emailing, or on


Spring is in the air

Could spring be here? The warm weather is continuing across the UK and people have been out and about in

Kew Gardens enjoying the sunshine.

Kew Gardens
Jonathan Brady

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

The top stories in the capital on

BBC London 94.9 at 13:00 are:

  • A woman's died after a fire in a flat in Sutton overnight.
  • A former senior Met detective claims staff shortages and overcrowding are making it harder to tackle Islamic radicalisation in prisons.

On air

Alex Bushill

BBC London News


BBC London News this lunchtime: a swathe of central London remains closed after an underground fire last week forced the evacuation of thousands.

Camden council promise to help businesses claim compensation but many face a morning of disruption and delays as they return to work after the holiday weekend.

And after a second morning of sunshine, how long will it last? We have a full weather forecast at 13:30.

Shadowless skyscrapers

BBC London 94.9

Robert Elms on

BBC London 94.9 this lunchtime will be talking to architects NBBJ about their design for a shadowless skyscraper in North Greenwich, next to the O2 stadium.

Family affair for marathon challenge

A father and two sons will be tackling the London Marathon later this month in aid of children's charities

Plan UK and

Dean Mottershead, 55, from Macclesfield, will be running the 26.2 mile course alongside his sons Nick, 25, and Jon, 23. Jon said: "It's going to be even more special doing it with my brother and my old man. It really is a once-in-a-lifetime event for our family as my dad will be hanging up his marathon shoes after this one."

Dog's dinner

First the Cereal Cafe, then one serving only porridge - and now brunch for dogs.

Science Photo Library

Never short on dining fads, Shoreditch is to house a pop-up

whole food restaurant for dogs this weekend.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

The top story in the capital on

BBC London 94.9 at 12:00 is: former Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned that a second term for David Cameron could plunge the UK into "economic chaos".

He says the Conservatives' pledge of a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union would put jobs, businesses and the UK's world standing at risk.

Liverpool street train delays

Delays to and from London Liverpool Street stations are expected until 12:00 following a signalling problem at the station. Commuters are being warned to expect up to 30 minutes of delays.

Get up to date travel information on

BBC London travel News or follow
@BBCTravelAlert on Twitter.

Woman dies after Sutton fire

A woman has died following a fire at a flat in south-west London this morning.

London Fire Brigade were called to the blaze on Brighton Road, in Sutton, at 03:09 where they found a body of a woman in the bedroom.

Around a quarter of the second floor flat in the six storey block was left damaged by the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Holloway fire displaces residents

A blaze which left dozens of Holloway residents in temporary accommodation over Easter is being investigated by London Fire Brigade, reports the

Islington Gazette.

The newspaper said the fire engulfed the roof of Rollit House, a block of 24 homes, with 37 people having to evacuated from the building.

QPR's Vargas ruled out for season

BBC Sport

Queens Park Rangers striker

Eduardo Vargas has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Eduardo Vargas
Getty Images

The 25-year-old Chilean scored in Saturday's 4-1 win at West Brom, but he was replaced after falling on his left knee.