BBC Local Live: Updates from London on Tuesday 1 October

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    1800: Debabani Majumdar BBC London News

    That's all from me and BBC Local Live today. Join Beth Rose tomorrow from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

     
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    WEATHER 1757: Peter Cockroft Weather presenter, BBC London

    It will be dry at first with clear spells this evening, but cloud will increase overnight with rain reaching western areas such as Staines around dawn. Minimum temperature will be close to 10C (50F).

     
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    BBC LONDON 94.9 1754: Pete Stevens Sport editor, BBC London

    In the BBC London 94.9 Sports Show with Phil Parry from 19:00 you can hear full commentary on the Championship match between Birmingham City and Millwall at St Andrews. Can The Lions stretch the winning run to four games?

     
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    TRAVEL 1750:

    The A4 Strand is closed between Fleet Street and Aldwych because of an unsafe building, leading to queues on Kingsway to High Holborn.

    In Ealing, Castlebar Road is blocked at Amherst Road after an accident. Latest travel information @BBCTravelAlert.

     
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    VIDEO: LANDSCAPING STATION 1747:

    Interior landscape designer Ian Drummond has embedded his work into one of London's grandest railway stations.

    Flowers at St Pancras

    He has created an exhibition at St Pancras International station which aims to show how the city and plant life can live side by side. Watch the report by BBC London's Brenda Emmanus.

     
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    BBC LONDON NEWS 1743: Riz Lateef Presenter, BBC London

    Coming up: Will he or won't he be heading to Parliament? Renewed speculation about Boris Johnson's political ambitions.

    And why Jose Mourinho walked out of a press conference - is the pressure getting to the Special One? See you at 18:30 on BBC London news.

     
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    GUILTY PLEA OVER CHILD PORN 1738:

    Metropolitan Police searched ex-Kingston Council leader Derek Osbourne's house in June after receiving intelligence and found images of children being subjected to abuse.

    Acting Det Ch Insp Keith Braithwaite said: "Derek Osbourne made and distributed indecent images of children. His actions have inevitably contributed to the destruction of many victims' childhoods."

     
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    LIFT RESCUES 1730:

    London Fire Brigade tweets: We've attended another non-emergency lift rescue. This time on Blackwall Way, Poplar. New penalties in force today: http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/news/LatestNew …

     
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    CHILD MURDER 1723:

    A 41-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of eight-year-old Ayesha Ali in August in east London.

    Police cordon in Broomfield Road

    Paramedics were called to a property in Broomfield Road in Chadwell Heath after reports the girl had been injured. Ayesha's mother Polly Chowdhury, 34, has been charged with murder.

     
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    BBC LONDON 94.9 1710:

    On Drivetime, with Eddie Nestor, from 17:00 on BBC London 94.9, we have more about the former leader of Kingston Council, Derek Osbourne, who is facing jail after pleading guilty to possessing about 5,000 indecent images of children.

    And we look at the impact of David Cameron's plans to ask GPs surgeries to be open in the evenings and at weekends to make sure patients can get an appointment.

     
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    GUILTY PLEA OVER CHILD PORN 1703:

    Following ex-Kingston Council leader Derek Osbourne's guilty plea over child porn charges the current council leader Liz Green said the offences did not relate to his role at the local authority.

    She said: "The news of his arrest for serious sex charges back in June came as a bolt out of the blue to all of us" because the former leader was "held in high esteem".

     
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    POLICE PILOTS 1651:

    MPS Helicopter tweets: Here's a shot of police employed pilots from another era. Begging for a caption we think...??

    Pilots employed by police
     
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    BIRTH INJURY 1641:

    A seven-year-old boy who suffered severe brain damage during his Caesarean birth at an east London hospital will receive more than £3m in damages, the High Court has ruled.

    Yiqun Zhang, who suffers from cerebral palsy, has needed constant care since he was born at Homerton Hospital in February 2006.

     
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    IN THE NEWSPAPERS 1624:

    Campaigners against plans to rebuild a Highgate house on the edge of Hampstead Heath as a contemporary home with two basements have said time is running out to object to the proposals, reports the Ham & High.

    They fear construction works would transform a quiet woodland track leading up to Kenwood into a busy access route for lorries driving up and down from the building site.

     
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    NEW CHANGING ROOMS 1611:

    Twickenham MP Vince Cable has opened a new changing room pavilion at the National Physical Laboratory Sports Club.

    Vince Cable

    The £481,000 facility in his constituency was "absolutely outstanding", Mr Cable said, adding it would "benefit local sports men and women".

     
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    SEWER FLOOD APPEAL 1601:

    Following the court ruling a Thames Water spokesman said the firm "deeply" regretted the impact of the flood.

    It was ordered to pay a total of £208,015 in fines and compensation by magistrates in Bromley in 2011, a decision the company appealed against because it felt "they failed to take into account our mitigating actions during the period concerned".

     
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    SEWER FLOOD APPEAL 1548:

    Thames Water has lost an appeal over a ruling that it must pay more than £200,000 in fines and compensation to people in south-east London whose homes were flooded by raw sewage.

    The judge ordered the company to increase the amount it paid to two people affected by the 2003 flooding in the Elmers End area of Beckenham between February and April 2003.

     
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    VIDEO: TUBE SONG 1539:

    Jay Foreman, a musical comedian, has created a song with the names of all the Tube stations.

    Jay Foreman singing the Every Tube Station Song

    Watch him rattle off the names.

     
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    HAVE YOUR SAY 1528:

    Tell us what you think of BBC Local Live. We'd like your feedback about this service.

     
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    ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING 1520:

    Kingston Council spent £17,000 installing seven electric car charging points, which were used just 59 times in a year, This Is Local London reports.

     
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    SPORT 1502:

    Veteran defender Javi Venta has left Brentford after having his contract terminated by mutual consent.

    The 37-year-old, who joined the Bees in July, has returned to Spain for "family issues", Brentford sporting director Mark Warburton said.

     
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    GUILTY PLEA OVER CHILD PORN 1502:

    The former leader of Kingston Borough Council has pleaded guilty to having around 5,000 indecent images of children.

    Derek Osbourne Derek Osbourne

    Derek Osbourne, 59, of New Malden, admitted all 17 charges against him at Southwark Crown Court and he was told by the judge it was a "virtual certainty" he would go to prison when he is sentenced in four weeks.

     
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    SPORT 1456: Ian Ramsdale Journalist, BBC London Sport

    tweets: The Continental Cup Trophy (in the bar at the Hive)

    Continental Cup Trophy
     
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    BBC LONDON 94.9 1448:

    Tweets: Drive: #DavidCameron wants more patients to be able to see a #GP in the evening or at weekends - what do you think? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24339484

     
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    IN THE NEWSPAPERS 1438:

    The Harrow Observer profiles Sev Necati, who talks about getting into martial arts after being attacked while out Christmas shopping.

    She says: "I wanted to make sure that it never happened again or, if it did, I was prepared, so I went into martial arts."

     
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    DIVORCE SONG 1415:

    US singer Katy Perry brought the iTunes Festival to a close in London last night with a brief set that included the first performance of a song about her divorce from comic Russell Brand.

    Katy Perry (centre) with her dancers Perry (centre) was supported by dancers in dungarees and denim shorts
     
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    KEW TREE DEATH 1402:

    Speaking after the inquest hearing, Erena Wilson's uncle Pieter van Vliet said the family wanted the issue of summer branch drop to be explored by Kew Gardens to prevent further deaths.

    "We're not experts but obviously Kew Gardens has trees, a lot of them, so potentially there is a good reason for bringing this up."

     
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    KEW TREE DEATH 1351:

    It was "a fluke" that only one person was killed when the branch of a Lebanese cedar fell in Kew Gardens, an inquest has heard.

    Erena Wilson, 31, who lived in Hanwell in west London, died instantly after suffering fatal head injuries last September. A full inquest will take place at a later date.

     
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    ROBOT DANCE 1339:

    University graduate Alan Bacon who was asked to dance at an interview says publicity from his experience has helped him land his "dream job" in London, supplying equipment to the broadcast industry.

    Alan Bacon

    The 21-year-old hit the headlines last month when he was asked to perform robotic-style dancing to a Daft Punk song when he went for a job at Currys in Cardiff.

     
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    BBC LONDON 94.9 1330:

    The Robert Elms show on BBC London 94.9 has been coming live from "The View" in the Shard in south London.

    Clive Stephens with Robert Elms

    Clive Stephens, chief executive officer of "The View", talked about the 1,016ft-high (310m) building, which has become one of the capital's latest tourist attractions.

     
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    TRAVEL 1318:

    There are severe delays on London Overground services between Gospel Oak and Barking after a train broke down at Gospel Oak.

    There are also delays of up to 20 minutes on First Capital Connect between Blackfriars and Sutton and on Southern between Victoria and Sutton, Epsom and Dorking after a signalling problem at Sutton.

    And there are delays of up to 10 minutes on C2C services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness and Pitsea due to earlier broken-down train at Barking and a signalling problem at Limehouse. More on the BBC London Travel page.

     
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    BRASIL ARRIVES 1310:

    MPSonthewater tweets: Marine 2 escorting a Brazilian vessel ironically named Brasil into London. Welcome.

    Brazilian vessel Brasil
     
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    IN THE NEWSPAPERS 1259:

    The Ilford Recorder reports that Dr Anil Mehta, the chairman of the Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group, has said the closure of more than 300 beds will not "decimate" King George Hospital but make it a "centre of excellence".

     
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    BBC LONDON NEWS 1250: Asad Ahmad Presenter, BBC London

    Join me at 13:30 on BBC London News when we'll hear more about the words of advice given by the mayor of London to the chancellor on how to make London a better city.

    And see how St Pancras International is transformed with works of art created from plants.

     
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    LOUD CELEBRATION 1242:

    Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock was ejected from his seat at a football match at Craven Cottage in west London after complaints over his celebrations.

    Cardiff City v Fulham

    The 71-year-old's cheers at seeing his beloved Cardiff City defeat Fulham on Saturday did not go down well with fans in the home stand. A spokeswoman said: "Mr Kinnock was located in the home area celebrating a goal and was asked very politely by one of the stewards if he would like to sit with the away fans."

     
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    LIFT RESCUES 1233:

    Businesses and councils will face a £290 bill if London Fire Brigade crews are "persistently" called to attend non-emergency lift call outs.

    The penalty will be imposed from the third time fire crews are called to the same building over a 12-month period, LFB said. Last year alone fire crews attended 6,430 lift rescues - about 17 each day.

     
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    MARK DUGGAN 1222:

    BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Matt Prodger tweets: #Duggan family QC Leslie Thomas says of police "you were caught with your pants down." Gun handover took place before police operation ready

     
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    JAPAN'S EROTIC ART 1212:

    The British Museum in London is displaying 150 pieces of erotic art from Japan in one of its boldest ever exhibitions.

    Shunga

    Known as Shunga, the pictures produced in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries provide a perspective on sex quite different from European art of the same period.

     
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    BBC LONDON 94.9 1205:

    The Robert Elms show on BBC London 94.9 is coming live from The Shard and he's talking about London's changing skyline.

    The City of London's chief planning officer Peter Rees and artist Stephen Wiltshire, who draws skylines from memory, will be on the show.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 1153:

    Len Duvall, the London Assembly Labour Group leader, said mayor Boris Johnson spent more time on "jokes about cucumbers than he did addressing the serious problems hitting Londoners" during his Conservative conference speech.

    "There is a cost of living crisis in our city, fares, fuel and food are all rising rapidly and wages are flat", he added.

     
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    TRAVEL 1144:

    BBC London Travel tweets: Stockwell Rd closed between A3 and Stockwell Lane - accident involving bus. LP

     
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    PROFUMO AFFAIR 1140:

    Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched his new West End musical, saying it would show how the man involved in the 1960s Profumo affair was made a "scapegoat" by the establishment.

    From left, Andrew Lloyd Webber, actress Charlotte Blackledge, actor Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, and director Richard Eyre

    The musical, Stephen Ward, opens at London's Aldwych Theatre in December.

     
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    MARK DUGGAN 1132:

    BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Matt Prodger tweets: Zz17: The place where mark #Duggan was intercepted in Tottenham was "as good a place in London on a busy Thursday night as any I have seen".

    "Police intel note said mark #Duggan was in possession or control of about 3 firearms," he added.

     
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    BETTING SHOP ROBBERY 1124:

    A reward of £10,000 has been offered to catch people who carried out an armed robbery at a betting shop on Ellesmere Street in Tower Hamlets.

    A female member staff was held at gun point by two masked suspects who made her open the safe at the Ladbrokes branch in May.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 1116:

    Boris Johnson says he wants to see the Conservatives go forward with David Cameron as the prime minister.

    David Cameron

    "So let's go for it over the next two years, cut the yellow Lib Dem albatross from around our necks by working flat out for David Cameron as prime minister and an outright Conservative victory in 2015." Mr Cameron gives the mayor a standing ovation as he finishes his speech.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 1111:

    Mr Johnson says: "We don't want a mansion tax that would inhibit our homes programme - we want to build more homes."

    "We must not go back to the failed Labour idea for a third runway at Heathrow", he said adding there was need to build hub airports with four runways as expanding Heathrow will "wreck the quality of life for millions of Londoners" and constrain growth.

     
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    MARK DUGGAN 1109:

    BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Matt Prodger tweets: Mark #Duggan inquest has resumed. Family QC michael Mansfield tells police witness ZZ17 he has to ask him questions within tight parameters.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 1104:

    The mayor said the former French Prime Minister and now the mayor of Bordeaux M Alain Juppe told him he represents the ninth biggest city in France which had a population of more than 239,000.

    "And then I got the ball back over the net, and I pointed out that there were 250,000 French people in London and that I was therefore the Mayor of the sixth biggest French city on earth," Mr Johnson added speaking about the diverse population of the capital.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 1057:

    The mayor shows his '2020 vision for London' to the conference and says the plan will ensure no child is "shut out" and lays out his plans for projects for young people.

    Boris Johnson

    He says there are more than 118,000 apprentices and the aim is to get 250,000 apprenticeships.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 1053:

    The mayor tells the Manchester audience Crossrail will be delivered on time and the project has become the "calling card" for the city around the world, attracting foreign investments.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 1049:

    Addressing the Conservative Party Conference, Mr Johnson highlights the rising house prices in London saying "it is absolutely impossible" for many Londoners to afford to buy their own home.

    Also, he says live births in London have been the highest since 1966, when England won the football World Cup and "the prime minister was born". He credits the Olympics and Paralympic Games for the big jump in births.

     
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    GUN POINT ROBBERIES 1044:

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested following a series of gun and knife point robberies in the Camberwell and Peckham areas of south-east London over the last week.

    The man, who is arrested on suspicion of six robberies, was caught after officers on night patrol came across a man being robbed at gun point on Camberwell Road at about 04:25 this morning, police said.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 1039:

    Jane Ellison, MP for Battersea is introducing London Mayor Boris Johnson in the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

    Mr Johnson takes the stage amid applause.

     
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    HEYGATE ESTATE DEMOLITION 1037:

    The second phase of demolition work in the Heygate Estate in south London has begun with three tower blocks - Kingshill, Swanbourne and Wansey, being taken apart from the inside out.

    Heygate Estate

    The 1960s built estate in Elephant and Castle is being redeveloped as part of a £1.5bn regeneration scheme. About 1,000 people were moved since demolition work began in July 2011.

     
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    THE HIVE APPEAL 1027:

    Barnet Football Club has said it will appeal Harrow Council's decision to reject plans for its stadium at the Hive, Harrow Times reports.

    Plans for floodlights and the West Stand at the site in Camrose Avenue, Edgware, were rejected by the council, the club said in a statement on its website.

     
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    WASTE PLANT PLANS 1018:

    Plans to build Europe's biggest waste plant in Pinkham Way in Enfield, north London, have been shelved following strong opposition from residents, the Evening Standard reports.

     
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    CAUGHT OUT 1010:

    A thief who broke into a decoy car in north-west London was caught out due to an "anti-crime" dye that turned his face bright green.

    Yafet Askale, 28, was sprayed with the substance, which can only be seen under ultraviolet light, when he broke into a police "trap car" in Harlesden.

    Yafet Askale

    Askale denied the charge of theft from a motor vehicle, but was convicted at Hendon Magistrates' Court.

     
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    TRAVEL 1001:

    Transport for London @hamandcitylinetweets: Severe delays btn Liverpool Street and Barking due to an earlier signal failure at Tower Hill. Good service on the rest of the line.

     
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    SHARD BROADCAST 0954:

    BBC London 94.9 presenter Robert Elms tweets: Today's show will be from the top of the Shard. @shardview will be hosting us and guests include artist @StWiltshire and urbanist @leohollis.

     
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    ON THIS DAY 0945:

    In 1868 the Midland Railway opened at St Pancras station in London.

     
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    KING'S CROSS SQUARE 0935: Tom Edwards Transport correspondent, London

    tweets: "#KXSQ officially opened 5 days ago. Now it's part cordoned off.

    King's Cross Square

    So behind the PR razzmatazz of Network Rail's #KXSQ opening last Thursday. It wasn't finished," he added.

     
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    FEEDBACK 0925:

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 0917:

    Prime Minister David Cameron told BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning he could see London Mayor Boris Johnson being an MP by the next election despite his mayoral term not finishing until 2016.

    He said Mr Johnson had a "lot more to give to public life", adding: "We could make a very strong team together".

     
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    ZAFER EREN MURDER 0909:

    A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the fatal shooting of a father in north London.

    Zafer Eren

    Jamie Marsh-Smith was being held following a joint operation by Met and Thames Valley officers. Zafer Eren, 34, was shot at Fontaine Court, opposite The Meadway in Southgate in April.

     
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    ON BBC LONDON 94.9 0903:

    On the Vanessa Feltz show on BBC London 94.9 from 09:00 she is talking about Roma gypsies returning to Hyde Park just three months after being provided with a flight home.

    And success in school doesn't make you happy, says a leading headteacher.

     
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    BORIS JOHNSON 0849:

    Political Editor Nick Robinson tweets: "Absolutely" Boris can run for parliament at next election whilst still being Mayor of London says @David_Cameron.

     
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    TRAVEL 0840: Louise Pepper Journalist, BBC London

    On the A40, a broken down bus on the eastbound Hanger Lane is causing delays of up to an hour stretching back to Uxbridge. More updates on the BBC London travel website.

     
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    AS IT HAPPENED
    • News, sport, travel, weather from 1 October
    • More updates from 08:00 on Wednesday
    • Listen to BBC London 94.9
     
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    VIDEO: BORIS JOHNSON 0826:

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has admitted he does not know the price of a pint of milk.

    Boris Johnson

    In an interview on Newsnight last night, Conservative Mr Johnson was questioned about whether he was in touch with the squeeze that people in the country were feeling.

     
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    WEATHER 0820: Elizabeth Rizzini BBC Weather, London

    Dry and bright this morning, cloudy at times, best of today's brightness in the east. Still breezy, still mild at 19C (66f).

     
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    TRAVEL 0812:

    More problems on the Tube this morning. There is now no service on the Jubilee line between Wembley Park and Stanmore while a signal failure is being fixed at Stanmore.

     
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    TRAVEL 0805: Louise Pepper Journalist, BBC London

    The Metropolitan line is suspended between Wembley Park and Aldgate due to a broken down train.

    There are severe delays for clockwise Circle line and westbound District line due to a signal failure at Tower Hill and there are signal problems at New Cross are causing 15 minute delays to South Eastern trains via London Bridge. More updates @BBCTravelAlert.

     
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    0800: Debabani Majumdar BBC London News

    Good morning, I'll be guiding you through BBC Local Live today and bringing you the latest news, travel, weather and sport from across London. Get in touch by emailing us at locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweeting @BBCLondonNews.

     

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