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Summary

  1. Updates from Thursday 27 November 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Beth Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's all for Local Live today.

    The service will return at 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Have a good evening.

  2. BBC London news

    BBC London News

    TV

    On the programme tonight at 18:30 on BBC One: A manhunt is underway after the murder of a married couple at their home in Surrey.

    And claims an independent school ignored warnings about a teacher who abused children before going on to take his own life.

  3. Misty overnight

    This evening and tonight it will stay rather cloudy with only a few clearer interludes in places. It will also turn rather misty overnight.

    Minimum Temperature: 8C (46F).

  4. Artwork treasure hunt

    Artist Dom Pattinson - who has sold pieces of his work to George Clooney - is hiding 10 pieces of his artwork across London for people to find and keep.

    Dom Pattinson artwork

    The treasure hunt will take place between Euston and Hampstead tomorrow ahead of his exhibition at Utopia Studios, Primrose Hill on 11 December.

  5. History of photography exhibition

    Key images from the history of photography are to be displayed at the Science Museum as part of the exhibition Drawn by Light which will showcase the archives of The Royal Photographic Society.

    Leicester Square, 1896, Paul Martin

    Among them are images from the earliest days of the art form and will see pioneers including Alice In Wonderland author Lewis Carroll displayed alongside modern artists including Don McCullin, Terry O'Neill and Martin Parr.

  6. Wasps centre banned

    Wasps centre Elliot Daly has been given a three-week ban for verbally abusing a referee during his side's 31-15 Premiership defeat at Exeter Chiefs.

    Wasps centre Elliot Daly in action against Exeter Chiefs

    The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to "acts contrary to good sportsmanship" at a Rugby Football Union hearing in London.

  7. Accident involving three cars

    There are severe delays with tailbacks of up to nine miles on the A12 eastbound in Wanstead between Green Man Roundabout and Redbridge Roundabout, because of an accident involving around three cars.

    On the A406 North Circular Road there is very slow traffic in both directions in Barking between Beckton Roundabout and Ilford exit.

  8. Courier 'threw Tower of London poppy'

    A courier company has apologised after one of its delivery men was caught throwing a package, containing a ceramic poppy form the Tower of London, over a 25ft fence. You can read more in The Metro.

  9. Observatory lit up with eyes

    Light artist Gerry Hofstetter illuminated the Royal Observatory in Greenwich last night as part of a project by Swiss International Air Lines.

    The Art of Attentiveness

    The installation features the eyes of the cabin crew to symbolise eye contact between people and to encourage everyone to be more attentive to one another.

  10. On air

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    On air now with Eddie Nestor, the team talks about the West Hendon estate in Barnet where residents are being moved out to make way for more expensive homes.

    What do you think? You can listen live on BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 020 7224 2000.

  11. News on the hour

    The lead story at 17:00 on BBC London 94.9: The Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell says he's "bitterly disappointed" after losing the libel action he brought against the Sun newspaper after being accused of referring to police officers at the gates of Downing Street as "plebs".

  12. American ex-wife awarded £337m

    The American wife of a London financier has been awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

    Sir Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper-Hohn

    Sir Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper-Hohn, founders of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, had fought over assets said to be worth more than £700m.

  13. Crowdfund brewery campaign begins

    A brewery that allows members to brew their own craft beer has started a crowd­funding campaign.

    URBREW founders

    UBREW based in Bermondsey hopes to crowdsource £75,000 to buy equipment, rented accommodation and a workforce. It currently has 300 members.

  14. Plebgate ruling

    @ChrisMasonBBC

    The BBC's political correspondent Chris Mason tweets: Former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell has lost his High Court libel action over the "Plebgate" incident.

  15. Watch: Colouring in for grown ups?

    Loved colouring in as a child? Apparently in France colouring books for adults are outselling cookery books.

    Crayons

    London illustrator Richard Merritt talks about the reason behind the craze and the book he has created especially for grown ups.

  16. News on the hour

    The lead story at 16:00 on BBC London 94.9: The former government chief whip, Andrew Mitchell, has lost his libel action against News Group Newspapers, which publishes The Sun.

  17. Teacher denies student affair

    A married religious studies teacher accused of having sex with a teenage pupil at Bexleyheath Academy has told Inner London Crown Court the affair "did not happen".

    Stuart Kerner, 44, from Aylesford, Kent, denies two counts of sexual activity with a child and six counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust over an 18 month period.

    It is alleged the pair had sex in empty classrooms and cleaning cupboards at the school.

  18. Heathrow Airport expansion debate

    A public debate is being held in Wandsworth tonight for residents to have their say on a potential expansion of Heathrow Airport.

    The world's biggest passenger airliner, the giant 555-seater Airbus A380, arrives at London's Heathrow airport

    The debate at St Mary's Church, Putney High Street will involve Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia, MP for Putney Justine Greening and Matt Gorman the sustainability and environment director at Heathrow Airport.

  19. News on the Hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The lead story at 15:00 on BBC London 94.9: Police are hunting a 38 year-old man after the bodies of a couple in their 50s were found in a house in Leatherhead.

  20. Drug dealers 'stabbed 24 times in 60 seconds'

    A pair of drug dealers were ambushed and stabbed to death in a "swift, frenzied, utterly brutal attack" in a Leytonstone residential street, the Old Bailey has heard.

    Aaron Carriere (left) and Josiah Manful

    Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20, were "lured" to the road on 1 March and stabbed 24 times in under a minute after their vehicle was trapped by four cars. Five men and two youths deny the double murder.

  21. HIV test week

    @RBKingston

    Kingston Council tweets: Get a free HIV test aboard the @YoungLivin Bus today outside Accessorize in #Kingston, 10am to 7pm. #HIVTestWeek

  22. EastEnders actress in court

    The actress Linda Henry is to stand trial in February for racially aggravated harassment outside a Jamie Oliver restaurant in Greenwich.

    Linda Henry

    The 51-year-old, who plays barmaid Shirley Carter in EastEnders, was charged following an incident in September. She has denied the charge.

  23. Standsted Express refund

    @Standsted_Exp

    The Standsted Express team tweets: Apologies for the disruption caused by a signal fault at #LiverpoolSt this morning. Delay repay here GK

  24. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The lead story at 14:00 on BBC London 94.9: Police are hunting a 38 year-old man after the bodies of a couple in their 50s were found in a house in Leatherhead.

  25. Author PD James dies

    Crime writer P.D. James has died aged 94.

    PD James

    The novelist, who wrote a string of books about detective Adam Dalgliesh, sat in the House of Lords for many years as Baroness James of Holland Park.

  26. Brentford 'may have to groundshare'

    Brentford have confirmed they may have to move away from Griffin Park and groundshare if they are promoted to the Premier League this season.

    Griffin Park

    The west London club's stadium does not currently satisfy top flight standards. The club's chief executive Mark Devlin said it was "looking at creative and innovative solutions".

  27. Mayfair leak

    @LondonFire

    London Fire Brigade tweets: Air conditioning leak on Grafton St #Mayfair: We're working to isolate the burst pipe. Heavy traffic in the area, so avoid if possible.

  28. Afternoon weather

    The rest of today will stay rather cloudy with some patchy rain at times, although some bright spells may develop by mid afternoon, particularly towards Watford.

    Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F).

  29. BBC London news

    Katharine Carpenter

    Reporter and presenter

    Join me for our lunchtime news at 13:30 on BBC One when we'll reveal the findings of a report into the paedophile teacher who abused more than 60 boys at a top private school.

    Mikhail Baryshnikov

    Plus we'll be hearing from one of the world's greatest male ballet dancers and star of Sex in the City. Mikhail Baryshnikov is in London to open his first UK exhibition of photography.

  30. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The lead story at 13:00 on BBC London 94.9: A couple found murdered in their home in Leatherhead last night have been named locally as Patrick and Gill Kettyle.

  31. Stagecoach shares

    Shares in Stagecoach are up more than 8% following the announcement that it won the East Coast rail franchise.

    Meanwhile, rivals FirstGroup are down 5.6%.

  32. The Giving Tree

    Shoppers in Bexleyheath have started buying presents for children and women using Bexley Women's Aid, a refuge from domestic violence.

    The Giving Tree tags

    The Giving Tree at Broadway Shopping Centre is covered in tags detailing the age and gender of a child. Shoppers are able to choose a tag before buying a present for that child which they can then drop off at the tree.

  33. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The lead story at noon on BBC London 94.9: A couple found murdered in their home in Leatherhead last night have been named locally as Patrick and Gill Kettyle.

  34. Man sought after Tube assault

    British Transport Police are trying to identify a man from CCTV footage after a teenager was punched in the face at Canons Park London Underground station.

    CCTV

    The 16-year-old was assaulted on 23 October at about 18:00 when he was making his way to football practice. As well as suffering a black eye and bloody nose the incident is said to have had a "lasting emotional impact" on him.

  35. Crossrail 2 'to cost £27.2bn'

    Building Crossrail 2 - a rail network linking south west and north east London - would cost £27.2bn, a report has revealed.

    PricewaterhouseCoopers also set out funding options for the project which could include using the revenue generated by fares, a Business Rate Supplement or council tax.

    Any decision on funding would require a formal process before being implemented.

  36. London has lowest drink-drive rate

    The Daily Telegraph

    Londoners are least likely to have drink or drug-driving convictions while a town in Wales has the worst record, according to a survey reported in The Daily Telegraph.

    Llandridod Wells was revealed to have recorded 1.98 offences per 1,000 drivers over the past 12 months, compared to East London, which had just 0.76 per 1,000 drivers.

  37. Boris in the Far East

    Boris Johnson will take part in a trade mission at the Singapore High Commissioner's residence on the first day of his business tour of the Far East.

    Boris in the Far East

    The London Mayor is leading a trade visit to Singapore, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur and will meet Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak and Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.

  38. News on the hour

    The lead story at 11:00 on BBC London 94.9: A manhunt's underway across two counties after a man and a woman were stabbed to death near Leatherhead.

  39. Police seize £2.5m

    @MPSHackney

    Met Police officers in Hackney tweet: In the last 18 months police in #London have seized £2.5m destined for terrorist & criminal groups. Average seizures are £30-£50k #CTAW2014

  40. Arteta may be 'out for while'

    Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta could be "out for a while" as Arsene Wenger's injury concerns deepened following the 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.

    Mikel Arteta

    The 32-year-old Spanish midfielder suffered a calf problem in the second half of the win which clinched their place in the knockout stages.

  41. London trio on Brit shortlist

    London trio Years and Years are one of three acts which have been tipped for success in 2015 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.

    Years and Years

    George The Poet and James Bay will also battle for the honour which will be announced on 4 December. Previous winners include Emeli Sande, Jessie J and Adele.

  42. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The lead story at 10:00 on BBC London 94.9: Police are warning the public not to approach a man from Walton-on-Thames they're urgently trying to find in connection with a double murder in Leatherhead.

  43. History of photography goes on display

    Key images from the history of photography are to be displayed at the Science Museum, where one of the UK's first photography exhibitions was held.

    Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn O'Gorman

    Drawn by Light will showcase the archives of The Royal Photographic Society, which holds one of the world's most important photography collections.

  44. Tube strike talks to begin

    Talks will take place later in an attempt to avoid a 24 hour strike on the the Northern Line scheduled for next Monday in a row over a driver being sacked.

    The talks at the conciliation service ACAS will involve both Transport for London and the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union.

  45. Attempted murder charge

    A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a woman in a street in Ilford.

    The Met said the 43-year-old will appear at North East Barkinside Magistrates Court later charged with threatening a person with a bladed article and possession of a bladed article after an attack on Ilford Lane.

  46. News on the hour

    The lead story at 09:00 on BBC London 94.9: Surrey Police have begun a huge manhunt for a man from Walton-on-Thames following a double murder overnight in Leatherhead.

  47. On air

    Vanessa Feltz

    Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    On with Vanessa Feltz this morning, Steve Pound, Labour MP for Ealing North, will be in the hot seat and taking your questions.

    You can listen live on BBC London 94.9 and call in with your questions on 020 7224 2000.

  48. Road delays

    Paul Murphy-Kasp

    Journalist, BBC London

    On the roads the M25 is queuing anticlockwise from Junction 2 to the Dartford Tunnel following a collision after the tunnel exit earlier on.

    There are still some periodic closures of the tunnel.

  49. Police shooting protest 'peaceful'

    Scotland Yard has said a demonstration at the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, which turned into an impromptu march to Westminster, passed off peacefully last night.

    Michael Brown

    About 1,000 people gathered to condemn the decision not to prosecute the police officer who shot dead the unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year.

  50. Railway delays

    Paul Murphy-Kasp

    Journalist, BBC London

    A fire on an engineering train at Epsom has closed all lines affecting South West Trains and Southern services which are diverting.

    First Great Western are delayed in and out of Paddington following a signal failure at Reading and Southeastern Services between London Bridge and Charlton via Greenwich are not running following a signal failure.

  51. Cloudy and misty start

    It will be a cloudy and misty start to Thursday with occasional rain or drizzle and hill fog, but becoming mainly dry later.

    BBC weather

    Some bright spells may develop and south easterly breezes will persist.

  52. Good morning

    Beth Rose

    BBC News

    I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the capital today for BBC Local Live.

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