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- Updates from Tuesday 19 May 2015
- More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday
Scattered heavy showers are likely during the evening, however these will die out leaving a mainly dry night with clear spells as winds also ease. Turning chilly in rural areas, such as Rickmansworth, by dawn.
Minimum temperature: 4C (39F)
BBC London News
OnBBC London News this evening, as new figures suggest the number of cranes visible on London's skyline could indicate the capital's economy is growing, reporter Marc Ashdown investigates warnings that small businesses are being hit by rising rents and a lack of affordable space.
Also on the programme, the pub called Ye Old Fighting Cocks has drawn criticism from animal rights campaigners - should the venue change its name?Watch the show live online from 18:30.
A new Mr. Men Little Miss book will see the characters take a day trip to London.Transport for London and Egmont will publish Mr. Men in London, a new story which will feature Mr. Busy and other characters joining customers on the Tube. London Transport Museum will also feature Mr. Men in London themed events including storytelling next month.
The image of a visual artist will appear on the next version of the £20 note - and the Bank of Englandwants the public to make nominations.
Speaking at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the governor of the Bank, Mark Carney, said people should consider artists "beyond the most obvious and most famous" but they must also be "beyond the grave".
Ahead of an appearance at a public meeting to debate the Thames Garden Bridge, Labour mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar spoke toLondonlovesBusiness.com about why he opposes the plans for it.
The £175m footbridge will link Temple with the Southbank but has been criticised over its location and cost. Actress Joanna Lumley came up with the idea for the crossing and it has been designed by London 2012 cauldron creator Thomas Heatherwick.
Detectives have sent letters to 60 members of the UK Gurkha and Nepalese community who they believe may have fallen victim to a major investment fraud.City of London Police suspect hundreds of people could have been affected. Detectives will be holding briefings at military bases to make a direct appeal to serving Gurkhas to come forward if they have invested money in the CWM (Capital World Market) 5% scheme.
The appeal comes after police arrested ten men and three women on suspicion of fraud by false representation and money laundering.
TheMet Police are appealing for information about a white Transit van seen in the area around the time of the Hatton Garden raid.
Det Supt Craig Turner said: " "It was a white Transit van, index number DU53 VNG, which was caught on CCTV in and around Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd."
The van has not been recovered, and the public is being asked if they know where it is, or if they saw it in the area on 2 April.
Transport correspondent, London
Network Rail has described some of the details in a union's strike ballot as "genuine nonsense" and "absurd".
It says it will belegally challenging the TSSA Union in the High Court over plans to strike for 24 hours on Bank Holiday Monday.
In a letter to the TSSA Union, Network Rail says there are inaccuracies in the ballot records in the spellings of job descriptions, too many categories of workers & "absurd" workplaces.
Talks between the TSSA and the RMT and Network Rail aimed at averting the rail strike next Monday are continuing.
A TSSA spokesman said: "Rather than waste everyone's time by complaining about their own employees spelling abilities, we would like NR to devote a similar amount of time and concentration to resolving the dispute and avoiding any disruption to passengers next week.
"They are in danger of failing to see the bigger picture here, keeping the network on the move over the Bank Holiday weekend." TSSA has 3,000 members at Network Rail. The RMT has 16,000.
Transport correspondent, London
By quoting "numerous defects" Network Rail is threatening legal action to stop part of the strike. It's not the first time NR has done this - it successfully took action against signallers in 2010. Back then, the RMT hadn't balloted workers at some signal boxes and had balloted others that no longer existed - presumably as its records were out of date.
What's surprising today is thetiming of this intervention.
BBC London News
Wembley officials have apologised to Middlesbrough fans for misspelling their team's name on tickets for the Championship play-off final.
Tickets for Monday's game with Norwich called the club 'Middlesborough'. A statement said: "Wembley Stadium would like to apologise to Middlesbrough FC and its fans for this mistake, it was a human error."
It added: "These tickets will still be valid for Monday's game. We hope that it does not detract from what will be an excellent game."
London Evening Standard
A gangster who launched a successful career as a male model and musician while on the run in Australia has been snared in a police sting, theEvening Standard reports.
According to the newspaper Ben Fiberesima, 30, was arrested after police posed as a model agency and booked him for a casting call, but when he turned up he was arrested.
Extra bus services are to be launched in London to complement the new all-night Tubes starting later this year, although some existing buses will not run at weekends, underTransport for London (TfL) plans.
TfL is consulting on 20 new bus services and one extended service to help passengers travel to and from underground stations, when the all-night Tubes start on 12 September. However, there might not be as many buses on 17 out of the 117 night bus routes because of the new Tubes, TfL said.
London is leading the world in its number of award-winning tourist businesses, according to assessments by TripAdvisor.
As many as 3,210 of the UK capital's hotels, restaurants and attractions qualified for TripAdvisor's 2015 certificate of excellence.
This was a greater number than for any other world city, beating Rome, with 2,763 certificates, Paris (2,760) and New York (2,307).
QPR have appointedChris Ramsey as head coach on a three-year contract.
Ramsey, 53, was given the job until the end of the season in February after Harry Redknapp resigned but failed to prevent Premier League relegation. "When Chris took over the role we were already in a very difficult position," said club chairman Tony Fernandes.
BBC London News
The top stories on London Live
- Seven men are arrested by detectives investigating the Hatton Garden safety deposit raid.
- A Met Police officer is convicted of assaulting a student whose tooth was knocked out during a protest.
- Former Bradford MP George Galloway is referred to police over expenses claims. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority made the referral to the Met Police after a complaint by his former assistant. For more listen to BBC London 94.9.
A talking newspaper hascelebrated 40 years of bringing current affairs to blind people in the borough.
The Harrow Talking Newspaper for the Blind was founded in 1975, at first sharing premises with Northwick Park's hospital radio and then fitting out its own studio.
Fifteen people were evacuated from a hotel in Earls Court after a fire broke out in a ground-floor suite last night.
The guests managed to leave the building in Earls Court Gardens before London Fire Brigade arrived at the scene.
Watch manager Matt Wintle says: "The lobby area of the hotel was full of smoke when fire crews arrived at the hotel, but firefighters wearing breathing apparatus quickly brought it under control. Fortunately, there were no injuries."
Sunny spells and scattered showers throughout the rest of the day, with some of the showers turning heavy, with a risk of hail and thunder.
It'll be a cool day and the breezy conditions will take the edge off the temperatures.
Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).
Detective Superintendent Craig Turner urged victims of the crime to "stay patient", adding: "Police officers will be in contact with them in order that we can restore this property back to its rightful owners."
BBC News Channel
Speaking on theBBC News Channel, Det Supt Craig Turner said: "This has been an exceptional, complex investigation and I thank everyone for remaining patient. I think this does send a message in relation to this type of crime that is committed within London that the MPS will do as much as they can to bring justice to those victims of crime.
Last month the police revealed the burglars first went into the building after 21:00 on Thursday, 2 April and left shortly after 08:00 on Good Friday, 3 April, police said. They returned to the scene soon after 22:00 on Saturday, 4 April and were recorded on CCTV leaving the premises at about 06:40 on Easter Sunday, 5 April.
In a statement, the Met Police also apologised for failing to attend an alarm which went off while the intruders were in theHatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd with the force acknowledging procedures "were not followed".
"Our normal procedures would have resulted in police attending the scene, and we apologise that this did not happen. In this case, the owners had been notified by the alarm company and a security guard attended the building but saw nothing more than our officers would have done had they been deployed."
The police added they were working closely with the alarm industry to improve the call handling at both ends "to ensure nothing like this happens again".
BBC News Channel
Speaking on theBBC News Channel, Cdr Peter Spindler from the Met Police said: "The Met takes these types of crimes very seriously. At time we have been portrayed as if we have acted like Keystone Cops.
"I want to reassure you in the finest tradition of Scotland Yard these detectives have done their utmost to bring justice for the victims of this callous crime."
The police added a number of large bags containing high value property were recovered from one address and that officers were confident these are items stolen during the burglary.
All seven men were taken to a London police station. Searches at the addresses are ongoing.
In a statement, the Met Police said: "At approximately 10:30 more than 200 officers raided 12 addresses in north London and Kent and arrested the suspects. The men are aged 67, 74, 58, 48, 59, 76 and 50.
"Four were arrested in Enfield, one in east London and two were arrested in Dartford."
Home Affairs correspondent
The Met Police said 12 addresses in London and Kent were raided and seven white British males aged between 48 and 75 years on conspiracy to steal.
Detectives hunting the gang behind the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Company raid have arrested seven suspects, the Metropolitan Police says.
Decades ago, there might be strict rules on what householders could do with their front gardens in certain areas. The Becontree Estate in Dagenham, east London, was one such place.
But now, much of the estate has followed the UK's trend. The Royal Horticultural Society says British front gardens are disappearing, sowhy are people paving over their lawns?
BBC London News
Coming up on thelunchtime news on BBC One just after 13:35, the former Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has today formally launched her bid to become London Mayor.
She promised to make building more affordable homes her top priority.
On the roads, Balham Hill in Clapham is blocked and there is queuing traffic in both directions at Clapham South Station, because of an accident.
There are also long delays on the A3211 Lower Thames Street in both directions between the Great Tower Street and A3 London Bridge junctions.
For the latest travel news visit the BBC London travelwebsite or follow @BBCTravelAlert.
A fifth of patients admitted for treatment at a west London hospital trust waited longer than the target 18 weeks for treatment, reportsGet West London.
In February, 80% of admitted patients at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust started treatment within the target time, according to the latest figures from NHS England, missing the target of 90%, the newspaper said.
BBC London News
Ott, 36, of Rochester, Kent, PC Calvin Lindsay, of Leytonstone, east London, and PC Thomas Barnes, of Greenhithe, Kent, both 31, were all found not guilty of perverting the course of justice.
In court the prosecution had claimed the men came up with a reason to arrest Mr Horner and justify the attack.
The jury at London's Southwark Crown Court had heard clips of the incident which was captured on the audio recording device that Ott had on his uniform.
The student protests in 2010 saw riot police pelted with missiles including rocks and concrete blocks, and statues in Parliament Square being daubed with graffiti.
A jury has found a police officer guilty of actual bodily harm after he knocked a man's tooth out with his riot shield during the 2010 student protests.
PC Andrew Ott, 36, had denied one charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The court heard Royal Holloway student William Horner allegedly tried to break free from a kettled area on Parliament Square, when Ott struck out with his shield, knocking out the student's tooth.