BBC Local Live: Updates from London on Sunday 24 November

    0800: Debabani Majumdar BBC London News

    Good morning, I'll be guiding you through the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across London today.

    Get in touch with your comments and photos by emailing or tweeting us @BBCLondonNews.

    Weather 0803:

    A mostly dry and bright day after any early mist or fog clears.

    However cloud may gather through the afternoon resulting in isolated light showers. Maximum temperature: 8C (46F).

    Travel 0812:

    There is no service on the Bakerloo line between Elephant and Castle and Queen's Park following a signal failure at Piccadilly Circus.

    On the A1(M) in Hertfordshire, one lane is closed northbound between J3, A414 (St Albans) and J4, A414 (Hertford), because of recovery work following a vehicle fire.

    And Amhurst Road in Hackney is closed in both directions between Pembury Road junction and Hackney Central Station because of a building demolition.

    Robber arrested 0825:

    A convicted robber, who escaped from North Sea Camp prison in Lincolnshire, has been arrested after seven years on the run.

     Brian James Waite

    Brian James Waite, 43, originally from Leeds, was arrested in Lewisham, south London, yesterday.

    Weekend engineering works 0842:

    There are closures on several Tube lines today due to engineering works:

    • District: Whitechapel and West Ham
    • Hammersmith and City: Moorgate and Barking
    • Jubilee: Finchley Road and Waterloo until 11:00

    Get up-to-date travel information on BBC London Travel News or on Twitter @BBCTravelAlert.

    Travel 0857:

    TfL Bakerloo line tweeted: Update: A good service has resumed on the line

    Footballer attack arrest 0911:

    Police have arrested a man following an attack on Leyton Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones during Saturday's game at Swindon.

    Jamie Jones

    Wiltshire Police confirmed a 26-year-old was in custody on suspicion of pitch invasion at the County Ground.

    Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9 the club's 3-1 win was "clouded by a fan running onto the pitch and throwing three punches at my goalkeeper".

    On air 0915:

    Today Fiona Phillips is asking - how can we make cycling safer?

    Join in the discussion on BBC London 94.9.

    Police exercise 0924:

    British Transport Police tweets: We're doing a major incident exercise at #GerrardsCross with other emergency services this morning - please don't be alarmed, practice only.

    DLR and Overground 0941:

    On the DLR there is no service between Stratford and Bow Church.

    And on the Overground, there is no service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction; Highbury & Islington and New Cross/New Cross Gate; Sydenham and Crystal Palace; and New Cross Gate and West Croydon.

    Neighbourhood policing 'under threat' 0955:

    Neighbourhood policing - the "building block of fair and effective policing" - is disappearing and "must be saved", a report by the Independent Police Commission will say.

    Lord Stevens

    Lord Stevens, the Met Commissioner who introduced neighbourhood policing into London, said every local area should be given a guaranteed level of neighbourhood policing.

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    'Slavery widespread' 1027:

    Slavery in the UK is widespread but new laws will help to eradicate it, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

    Police conduct enquires in Brixton

    Her comments come after three women who were allegedly held for 30 years were rescued from Brixton, south London.

    Ms May said figures show the numbers of victims in the UK was up by 25% in the past year.

    Man attacked 1041:

    A man has been left with potentially life-threatening injuries after being attacked in Bow in the early hours.

    Police found the man with head injuries after being called to Common Lane at 04:15.

    HIV testing 1052:

    A free HIV testing clinic will open in a Walthamstow church today in an attempt to tackle the high rate of infection in the African community.

    Living Flames Baptist Church, on Fulbourne Road, is taking part in the Take Action Now campaign by the ActionPlus Foundation which says cases of HIV among Africans in the UK are 30 times higher.

    Demolition: Work to retrieve belongings 1104:

    Scaffolding is being put up on a part of the Gibbons Building on Amhurst Road in Hackney which will be demolished after cracks appeared.

    Number 5 of the Victorian terrace, which contains three flats and Raw Duck restaurant, is "irretrievable" and has to come down.

    The Gibbons Building in Hackney

    Contractors will try to enter the property through the roof and retrieve as many belongings as possible before a "slow, careful dismantling" gets under way from Monday, a Hackney Council spokeswoman said.

    Video: Doctor Who anniversary 1121:

    Fans have praised the Doctor Who show's 50th anniversary episode which was broadcast last night in 94 countries at the same time.

    Doctor Who fan

    Some fans who watched the broadcast in a London cinema gave their reactions to the BBC afterwards.

    Jobcentre staff assaulted 1134:

    Stephen Timms, the MP for East Ham, says the number of assaults against Jobcentre staff has risen as the government's "benefits cuts kick in and sanctions rocket".

    Stephen Timms

    Figures from the Department for Work and Pensions reveal there were 476 actual assaults reported in 2012/13 by Jobcentre Plus staff, compared to 228 in 2009/10, before the coalition was formed.

    Pubs saved 1148:

    Two pubs - The Pembroke, in Coulsdon, and The Rectory, in Purley - have been saved from closure after the company owning them went into administration, Croydon Advertiser reports.

    The pubs were bought by Stonegate Pub Company after The Bramwell Pub Company was placed into administration in October.

    Lewisham High St blocked 1201:

    TfL Traffic News tweets: A21 Lewisham High Street is blocked at Rushey Green heading twds Catford due to a Police incident. Tailbacks to Ladywell Road.

    Pedestrian injured 1212:

    A pedestrian has been injured in a collision with a car in Lewisham, south-east London.

    Police were called to the junction of Davenport Road and Lewisham High Street at 09:11.

    The woman's injuries are not life-threatening and police said no arrests had been made.

    Hackney demolition 1228:

    Hackney Council said numbers 1-5 on Amhurst Road are part of the the Gibbons Building, a Victorian building which survived a fire that destroyed a department store in 2003.

    The crack in the building

    A council spokeswoman said: "Following the demolition of no 5, an assessment will be made on whether the damage was contained to that one property, and whether it is possible to save 1-3 Amhurst Road, which houses the Cirrik restaurant and four other residential properties."

    Hackney demolition 1243:

    Amhurst Road in Hackney, where the affected terrace block is located, will remain closed between Mare Street and Pembury Junction until the early part of next week.

    A Travelodge hotel is currently being built in the adjacent car park, which is located next to number 5 Amhurst Road.

    Hackney Council said it was investigating how the building sustained the damage.

    Chase Farm Hospital: Last baby 1255:

    A baby girl was the last baby to be born at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield before the maternity ward closed on Wednesday, Enfield Independent reports.

    BBC London 94.9 1310:

    The Sports Show with Nick Godwin on BBC London 94.9 will have full commentary from the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur from 13:30.

    The game will be available to listen to on BBC London digital radio and BBC London online. And from 14:00 you can listen to the commentary on BBC London 94.9.

    BBC London 94.9 1323:

    Model and actress Lily Cole was on Gaby Roslin's show on BBC London 94.9 on Saturday.

    Gaby Roslin and Lily Cole

    She spoke about participating in this year's 24 Hour Plays at London's Old Vic Theatre. You can listen again to the show here.

    HIV testing 1335:

    Bishop Eric Ntori Nkansah, pastor of the Living Flames Baptist Church where a HIV testing clinic has opened, told BBC London 94.9 that sometimes people can think HIV is "a curse" which they can cure using fetish priests or voodoo.

    Bishop Eric Ntori Nkansah

    Bishop Eric said he wants to encourage his congregation to support those living with HIV.

    Trains delayed 1352:

    Gatwick Express tweets: Trains through #GatwickAirport may be delayed by up to 60 minutes until approximately 16:15

    Video: 'Slavery' case details 1408:

    Two of three women who were allegedly held as slaves in London for at least 30 years met a man who has been arrested via a collective, say police.

    Police van outside flats in Brixton

    Officers said they met "through a shared political ideology" before living together.

    Update on demolition 1422:

    Hackney Council tweets: Update on Amhurst Road

    A21 widening 1439:

    The A21 between London, Kent and the East Sussex coast should be made a dual carriageway to prevent further deaths, Greg Clark, Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells, has said.

    Crash on A21 near Lamberhurst

    Mr Clark said the A21 was a "real accident blackspot". During the past year there had been almost 200 accidents on the route between London and Hastings, he said.

    Gatwick Express delays 1453:

    There are severe delays of up to an hour on the Gatwick Express route to and from Victoria station after a train struck an animal near Gatwick Airport.

    Delays are expected to continue into late afternoon.

    NHS Winter: Your views 1515:

    The BBC will be taking a close look at how staff and patients in the NHS cope during the winter months.

    NHS winter graphic

    We'd like you to help us tell the story of A&E departments and the NHS with your own personal experiences.

    You can find out more on our #nhswinter Facebook page.

    Walcott has no doubts 1529:

    Arsenal player Theo Walcott has said he has no doubts he can return to form and play himself into the England World Cup squad, East London Advertiser reports.

    Football 1538:

    Manchester City has secured a resounding victory over Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.

    Manchester City's Jesus Navas, left, scores past Tottenham's Hugo Lloris

    The final score was 6-0 with the last goal being scored by Jesus Navas, who also scored the first goal 14 seconds into the game.

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    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service.

    'Illegal' fishing 1603:

    The MPS Marine Policing Unit tweets: Marine 3 are investigating reports of illegal fishing on the foreshore of the Thames

    River Thames
    Football 1616:

    Manchester City's goals against Tottenham:

    • 13:32 Jesus Navas
    • 14:05 Spur's Sandro scores an own goal
    • 14:11 Sergio Aguero
    • 14:40 Sergio Aguero
    • 14:45 Alvaro Negredo
    • 1522: Jesus Navas
    Video: Church HIV clinic 1629:

    A free HIV testing clinic has opened in an east London church in a bid to tackle the high rate of infection in the African community.

    Living Flames Baptist Church in Walthamstow opened its doors as part of the Take Action Now campaign by Action Plus Foundation.

    HIV testing week poster

    BBC London's Lara Joannides spoke to Winnie Sseruma from Christian Aid and the Reverend Fred Annin from the Take Action now campaign.

    Rugby 1644:

    Bath moved up to third in the Premiership with a comprehensive three-try victory over London Wasps.

    Vinnie Jones has cancer treatment 1654:

    Actor and former Wimbledon footballer Vinnie Jones has said he has had several lumps removed after being diagnosed with skin cancer.

    Vinnie Jones

    The 48-year-old noticed a small blemish below his eye in February, thinking it was "a blackhead or a wart", but it turned out to be melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer.

    Gatwick Express delays 1706:

    Gatwick Express tweets: Disruption caused by an earlier broken down train at Gatwick Airport has now ended. Services are no longer affected by this problem.

    Roads closed 1719:

    TfL Traffic News tweeted: In Southall, the event is still going on with roads closed. Should start clearing soon.

    Busy road in Southall
    HS2 protest 1729:

    Campaigners opposed to a planned high-speed rail project between London and Birmingham are set to demonstrate in Westminster on Monday as a HS2 Hybrid Bill begins its passage through Parliament.

    Stop HS2 campaign manager Joe Rukin said protesters will call for the project to be "scrapped completely".

    HS2 Ltd spokesman Ben Ruse said the project will "yield hugely significant benefits while addressing the cripplingly strained transport network".

    Travel 1739:

    The A24 Balham Hill in Balham is closed following an earlier accident.

    Also the A4020 Uxbridge Road/ The Broadway in Southall is closed in both directions between South Road junction and Iron Bridge because of a Sikh procession.

    Amhurst Road in Hackney will remain closed until the first half of next week as work to demolish a Victorian building continues.

    Weather 1746:

    It will mostly be a dry night with light winds and broken cloud. A few clear spells are possible, mostly across western parts, leading to a slight frost and isolated mist patches developing.

    Minimum temperature: 2C (36F).

    Coming up 1756: Katharine Carpenter Reporter and presenter

    On BBC London News at 18:20 we'll be looking at the latest row over crime figures in the capital and explaining why a busking website called Facebusk is getting into trouble with Facebook.

    1800: Debabani Majumdar BBC London News

    That's all from BBC Local Live for today. Join Beth Rose tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.


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