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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 17 November
  2. More from 08:00 on Tuesday

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All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Josephine McDermott

    BBC News Online

    That's all for the London live page today. I'll be back with more live news, sport, travel and weather updates for London from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Band Aid 30 sales

    Pre-orders of the new Band Aid single have been "manic" since its unveiling, organiser Bob Geldof has revealed.

    Bob Geldof

    The campaigner admitted he had been "a bit nervous" but said the response had been "extraordinary". The track was recorded at a studio in London on Saturday.

  3. Accident closes road

    Fiona McKinnon

    BBC London Travel

    The A404 in Harlesden at Manor Park Road is blocked both directions blocked at Charlton Road, after an accident.

    A diversion is in place - for bus routes 18, 226 and 260.

  4. Coming up

    Sonja Jessup

    Presenter, BBC London News

    I've just met inspiring cancer patient Rina Dave. Hear how she's trying to change attitudes and celebrate "unsung heroes" on BBC London News at 18:30.

  5. Clear spells overnight

    This evening and tonight: It will be much drier with clear spells this evening and overnight, however there will be a few showers at times until the morning.

    Map at 21:00

    There is a risk of hill fog developing in the early hours of Tuesday areas of high ground such as Hampstead Heath.

    Minimum temperature: 6C (43F).

  6. Two lanes closed on M1

    Fiona McKinnon

    BBC London Travel

    The M1 has two lanes closed Northbound at Junction 7 for Hemel Hempstead following a coach fire, and after the carriageway was damaged, queues are going back to Junction 6A of the M25.

  7. Sky's the limit

    @MPSinthesky

    MPS Helicopters tweets: RT pls @BandAid30@U2@onedirection@coldplay@Elbow@Palomafaith #BandAid30 seen from I99 today.

    BT Tower
  8. Brentford midfielder extends deal

    Brentford attacking midfield player Charlie Adams has extended his Youth Loan at Sky Bet League Two Stevenage for a further month.

    But Josh Clarke, who spent the last month at the Hertfordshire club as well, has returned to the Championship side after his deal with Stevenage expired, according to Brentford FC's website.

  9. Tell us what you think

    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.

  10. News on the Hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • A man who carried out a hammer attack on three sleeping sisters at a central London hotel has been sentenced to life in prison.
    • According to newspaper reports, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is to be given a contract extension that will keep him at the head of Scotland Yard until 2018.
  11. Jurors in handcuffs

    More on the six jurors at an Old Bailey trial who were put in handcuffs today so they could experience what it was like being a detainee on a plane.

    The jurors - five men and a woman - had volunteered to be fitted in turn with the rigid handcuffs and then to sit in the back row of a series of airline seats arranged in the court for the case.

    They are all involved in the trial of three Group 4 Securicor guards charged with the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga on a plane as he was deported to Angola in 2010.

  12. Coach fire

    The coach on fire on the M1 at junction 7, northbound, is causing queues back to junction 6a, the M25.

    Coach fire
  13. Jurors in handcuffs

    Six jurors at an Old Bailey trial were put in handcuffs today so they could experience what it was like being a detainee on a plane.

    They are all involved in the trial of three Group 4 Securicor guards who are charged with the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga on a British Aiways plane as he was being deported to Angola in October 2010.

  14. Gordon Ramsay claims sabotage

    The Independent

    Gordon Ramsay has claimed that the opening night of his new restaurant, Heddon Street Kitchen, was sabotaged by a rival who made 100 fake online bookings, writes The Independent.

    Gordon Ramsay

    Speaking on the Jonathan Ross Show, the chef claimed that of the 140 bookings on the opening night, one hunded were for fake customers

  15. Hammer attack

    Neofitos "Thomas" Efremi, 57, from Islington, was also found guilty of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

    He was sentenced to 14 years and told he would serve half of his term, before being released on licence.

  16. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • A man who carried out a hammer attack on three sleeping sisters at a central London hotel has been sentenced to life in prison.
    • According to newspaper reports, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is to be given a contract extension that will keep him at the head of Scotland Yard until 2018.
  17. Hammer attack

    The judge in case of the hotel hammer attack, has told Phillip Spence that his attack was 'ferocious' in nature.

    Judge Leonard said: "The ferocity of that attack was such you left one woman so badly injured she will never walk again unaided."

  18. Thank you

    Our live page's big picture today has comes courtesy of Jason Hawkes. The next one is from MPS Helicopters.

    If you have a great, high resolution image of any part of London that you'd like us to use please email us.

  19. Poppy progress

    @MPSinthesky

    MPS Helicopters has tweeted this picture showing the poppy removal progress.

    The moat at the Tower of London
  20. M1 coach fire

    Fiona McKinnon

    BBC London Travel

    The M1 has three lanes blocked northbound at Junction 7, Hemel Hempstead. A coach is on fire and smoke is blowing across the road.

    The vehicle is on the hard shoulder, but two fire engines are blocking three lanes.

  21. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • Philip Spence who bludgeoned three sisters with a hammer as they slept at the Cumberland Hotel has been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court to life.
    • The former cabinet minister, Andrew Mitchell has apologised "unreservedly" for swearing in front of police in Downing Street.
    • It can now be reported that a London law student was found guilty last week of possessing a bomb making document, likely to be useful to a terrorist. This morning a judge at the Old Bailey lifted reporting restrictions
  22. Met Commissioner's contract

    Bernard Hogan-Howe

    Following a report in The Times that the Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has been given a contract extension until 2018, a spokesperson said: "The mayor [of London] believes the Commissioner is doing an excellent job.

    There have been no discussions and no decision yet made about the Commissioner's contract. A decision will be made next year, as is standard with a five year term."

  23. BreakingHotel hammer attacker jailed

    BREAKING NEWS

    Philip Spence, 33, who savagely beat three sisters with a hammer as they slept at the four-star Cumberland Hotel in central London has been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court to life with a minimum term of 18 years.

  24. Mitchell to join Spurs

    Southampton's head of recruitment Paul Mitchell has handed his notice and is set to join Premier League rivals Tottenham.

    Mitchell, 33, is expected to link up with former Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.

  25. Shepherds Bush fire

    Firefighters rescued seven people from a fire at a house converted into flats in Stanlake Road in Shepherds Bush, in the early hours of this morning.

    A person was rescued from a second floor flat roof, four people were rescued from a first floor window and two people were helped from a flat on the ground floor, says London Fire Brigade.

  26. Church given heritage grant

    All Saints Chruch, in Edmonton, has been given £216,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help restore the fifteenth century church tower, reports the Enfield Independent.

    The historic tower was put on the Historical Building Risk register four years ago as needing urgent repair.

  27. The Knowledge

    The New York Times asks with GPS and app Uber imperilling the tradition of the cabbie's Knowledge, is there an argument for learning as an end in itself?

  28. Assange sitcom

    Kayvan Novak and Julian Assange
    Image caption: Four Lions actor Kayvan Novak will star in the show

    Julian Assange's prolonged sojourn at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has inspired a new BBC Four sitcom.

  29. News on the Hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • People with a criminal record will be allowed to join the Metropolitan Police under changes in the way officers are recruited
    • Penalty notices for careless driving or speeding are issued every seven minutes in London according to road safety charity Brake
  30. On this Day

    On this day in 1880, the first three British female graduates received the Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of London.

  31. Comedian to gig at Mecca Bingo

    Comedian Patrick Monahan will perform his first comedy gig in Barking and Dagenham at the Dagenham branch of Mecca Bingo reports the Barking and Dagenham Post.

    The show will take place on Saturday 29 November, as part of the Laughing Pod Comedy Club.

  32. Dry but cloudy

    The afternoon will be dry but largely cloudy with only a few bright or sunny spells. The best of the sunny spells will generally be across eastern areas.

    Maximum Temperature: 12C (54F).

  33. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • People with a criminal record will be allowed to join the Metropolitan Police under changes in the way officers are recruited.
    • Penalty notices for careless driving or speeding are issued every seven minutes in London according to road safety charity Brake.
  34. Coming up

    Asad Ahmad

    Presenter, BBC London

    Join me at 13:30 and hear from the family of a man from Islington who's facing the death penalty in Ethiopia. Andy Tsege's family say the British government isn't doing enough to bring him home.

    We also get a glimpse of London, that few of us ever get the chance to see. Take a look at some spectacular images with me on BBC One.

  35. Oxford Circus sex attack

    A woman was sexually assaulted as she made her way through Oxford Circus London Underground station.

    Man suspected of a sexual assault at Oxford Circus Underground Station

    British Transport Police detectives are now appealing for information, and issuing an image of a man they want to speak to about the incident, which happened on Saturday, 1 November.

  36. Wasps trounce London Welsh

    Ashley Johnson and Christian Wade hat-tricks helped Wasps thrash London Welsh 71-7 in their final Premiership game at Adams Park before moving to Coventry.

    Wasps scoring against London Welsh

    Wasps strolled to a 26-0 lead at half-time thanks to two tries from Nathan Hughes and one apiece by Johnson and Sailosi Tagicakibau.

  37. Biker wheelie

    London Evening Standard

    Newspaper

    A biker was given a dressing down by a police officer on horseback after he pulled a wheelie in London's Square Mile, the Standard reports.

  38. Overground problems

    @LDNOverground

    London Overground tweets: Severe delays between Euston and Watford Junction due to an earlier fault with the track at Hatch End. Good service on all other routes.

  39. News on the Hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • Changes to the way Met Police officers are recruited means some convicted criminals will be allowed to join.
    • London Law student Erol Incedal was found guilty in a terror trial partially held in secret, of possessing a bomb-making document, it can now be reported.
    • Around 15,000 babies are born premature in London each year but it's now seen as the biggest global killer of young children.
  40. Fox shooting advice

    The Daily Telegraph

    reports that Wandsworth Council has issued advice on shooting foxes.

    A fox in a London street

    But Wandsworth Council says it has been "misrepresented" and it simply advises residents to limit the food supply to foxes, for example by securing lids on bins.

  41. Campbell denies move away from Arsenal

    Joel Campbell has denied reports that he is unhappy at Arsenal in a video posted on his official website.

    The Costa Rica forward has been strongly linked with a move away from Arsenal in recent months having had few first-team starts at the Emirates Stadium this Season, says London24.com.

  42. London Bridge timelapse

    Time Out London

    magazine

    Watch this timelapse video of 200 trains coming in and out of London Bridge, captured from the top of The Shard.

  43. Toilet exhibition

    Josephine McDermott

    BBC News Online

    Sukurbanu in Bangladesh

    Want to know what people's toilets are like around the world? Of course you do. To mark World Toilet Day - yes, that's a thing - the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery is hosting an exhibit from today until Saturday.

  44. Post update

    News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • Changes to the way Met Police officers are recruited means some convicted criminals will be allowed to join.
    • London Law student Erol Incedal was found guilty in a terror trial partially held in secret, of possessing a bomb-making document, it can now be reported.
    • The father of Tottenham and England footballer Andros Townsend has tweeted that players of the youth team he manages, Redbridge United, were subjected to monkey gestures and noises during a game yesterday.
  45. Due in court

    Later, we're expecting the sentencing of Philip Spence, 32, who bludgeoned three sisters from the United Arab Emirates at the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch, in April. He was found guilty of attempted murder on 21 October.

  46. 'Plebgate' libel case

    Danny Shaw

    Home affairs correspondent, BBC News

    Courtroom 13 at the Royal Courts of Justice is packed for the start of the Plebgate libel case involving former government chief whip Andrew Mitchell, PC Toby Rowland & The Sun. Among those in court for the start of the two-week case is ex-shadow home secretary David Davis, standing at the back.

  47. Security alert over

    The security alert at Portcullis House is over and roads are being reopened, say police.

  48. Bus diversions

    @TfLBusAlerts

    TfL Bus Alerts tweets: Routes 12, 53, 148, 159, 211, 381 and 453 are subject to diversion and delays on Westminster Bridge, SE1 due to a security alert.

  49. Boris's 'red mist'

    In London Mayor Boris Johnson's regular column today he describes feeling "red mist" when Philae astrophysicist Dr Matt Taylor publicly apologised for the "inappropriate" shirt he wore on television.

    Dr Matt Taylor
  50. Westminster evacuation

    Jason Rosam

    Journalist, BBC London

    The Met Police have said a "suspect package" is being investigated near Portcullis House, opposite the Houses of Parliament.

  51. Westminster evacuation

    The BBC understands Portcullis House - used by MPs and staff - has been evacuated due to an "incident". The road between Westminster Bridge and Parliament Square has been closed.

  52. Criminals in police

    via Facebook

    On Vanessa's Facebook page, Susan Mary Peters writes: Are the police that desperate to recruit ANYONE? madness!

    Dojj Singh writes: And how long before we need to set up a new task force to root out the bent coppers?

  53. Post update

    News on the Hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    Headlines this hour from Will Shindler include:

    • People with a criminal record will be allowed to join the Metropolitan Police under changes being made to the way officers are recruited.
    • The BBC has learned an Islington antiques expert who restored items for royalty, was a child abuser involved in a notorious paedophile campaign group.
    • Penalty notices for careless driving or speeding are issued every seven minutes in London according to a survey by road safety charity Brake.
  54. In the news

    London stories in the national papers this morning:

    • The Times reports that the mayor of London is impatient with the home secretary with the lack of a decision over the use of water canon.
    • The Guardian reports tenants on a Hoxton housing estate fear eviction before Christmas.
    • The Mirror says the Met is advising officers to keep a low profile amid fears of a terrorist attack.
    Today's Mirror
  55. Waterloo cleaners strike

    Cleaners at one of the busiest railway stations in the country are to stage two 24-hour strikes in a dispute over a "comprehensive breakdown" in industrial relations.

    Members of the RMT union working for Interserve at Waterloo station will walk out from 15:00 today and again on Friday.

  56. Paedophile Savile show link

    BBC Radio 4

    Keith Harding shows a young girl how a music box works
    Image caption: Harding was filmed in 1980 repairing a young girl's music box

    Here's more on the convicted Islington paedophile involved in PIE who appeared in an item "set up" by Jim'll Fix It. Story by Today's Tom Bateman.

  57. Rugby premiership: Leicester Tigers 21 - 21 Saracens

    Owen Williams' last-minute penalty earned Leicester Tigers a tightly contested draw at home to Saracens.

    Owen Williams

    Charlie Hodgson's four penalties gave Saracens a 12-6 half-time lead, despite Marcelo Bosch's sin-bin, with Tigers' points coming from Williams' boot.

  58. ATP 'won't leave London for cash'

    The man who brought the men's tennis World Tour Finals to London says he will not "destroy" the event by taking it into "a market where fans don't come".

    Novak Djokovic at ATP World Tour Finals

    Head of the ATP, Chris Kermode told the BBC: "I will not be chasing the cash to a venue that doesn't have fans in it."

  59. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    Headlines this hour from Will Shindler include:

    • People with a criminal record will be allowed to join the Metropolitan Police under changes being made to the way officers are recruited.
    • The BBC has learned an Islington antiques expert who restored items for royalty, was a child abuser involved in a notorious paedophile campaign group.
  60. Traffic jams

    Louise Pepper

    Journalist, BBC London

    On the A40 at Savoy Circus, the traffic lights are out adding to the morning delays to traffic from Hillingdon.

    For more travel updates, visit BBC London's travel pages.

  61. Police Violence Crackdown

    Prisoners who carry out assaults will face harsher measures in future, the Ministry of Justice has announced.

    Guidelines will be set out aimed at securing more convictions for violent offences in prisons and young offenders institutions in England and Wales.

  62. Rail delays

    On London Midland, buses have replaced services between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey because of an earlier broken down train.

    For the latest travel updates on Twitter, follow @BBCTravelAlert

  63. London Overground disruption

    Louise Pepper

    Journalist, BBC London

    On the London Overground, a broken down train means services are suspended between Queen's Park and Watford Junction.

    For more travel updates, visit BBC London's travel website.

  64. Persistent rain

    It will be a cloudy and wet start, with persistent rain, extensive low cloud and some mistiness. Although most places will stay rather cloudy, it should become drier for many. Maximum temperature: 12C (54F).

  65. Post update

    Josephine McDermott

    BBC News Online

    Good morning. Dayne Martin and I will bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the capital today for BBC Local Live.

    You can send your news, pictures and comments to london.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet @BBCLondonNews.