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  1. Updates on Friday 16 January 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates return from 08:00 Monday

Live Reporting

By Andy Dangerfield and Chirag Trivedi

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's all from BBC Local Live for today. We will be back on Monday from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.

  2. News tonight

    BBC London News


    On BBC London's news: the criminal who masterminded a gun-running operation - from his cell inside Wandsworth prison.

    And hundreds of Londoners queue up to buy the magazine Charlie Hebdo while Muslim leaders ask for calm.

    Watch BBC London's TV bulletin at 18:30 on BBC One.

  3. Clean Bandit: White boys dominating Brits is a problem

    BBC Newsbeat

    Radio 1 and 1Xtra

    Despite saying he's "hysterical" about his band's two nominations, Clean Bandit's Milan Neil Amin-Smith tells Newsbeat he's not too comfortable with "all white boys" leading the way.

    Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Milan Neil Amin-Smith

    Amin-Smith (pictured far right) says "It seems a bit weird and a problem".

    The winners of the 2015 Brit Awards will be announced at a ceremony at London's O2 on 25 February with performances from Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith among others.

  4. Have your say

    BBC London 94.9


    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.

  5. Saturday Sports show

    Pete Stevens

    Sport editor, BBC London

    On the BBC London 94.9 Sports Show with Phil Parry from 13:30 you can listen to full commentary on three matches involving our local sides.

    Burnley v Crystal Palace is the match on BBC London 94.9 and BBC London online, also on BBC London digital radio.

    Through your TV and BBC London online you can listen to the game between QPR and Manchester United plus you can hear coverage of the match between Tottenham and Sunderland on BBC London online.

  6. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The top headline at 17:00: Scotland Yard has expressed 'heightened concern' about the potential terror risk to Jewish communities in the UK.

    Listen to BBC London 94.9.

  7. Mayor: New team will 'improve public safety'

    Launching the Met Police's Roads and Transport Policing Command in Islington, north London, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "Improving roads and public transport safety is one of my top priorities.

    Boris Johnson riding a bicycle in Islington

    "This new command means that for the first time ever we now have a single team focusing on doing just that."

  8. Harvey for West End

    A production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Harvey, is to transfer to the West End in March. Notting Hill star James Dreyfus plays Elwood P Dowd - the affable man who has a six foot invisible rabbit for a friend - with Maureen Lipman as his sister, Veta.

    Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus

    The show will run at the Birmingham Rep, from 6 February, before transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in March.

    James Stewart famously played the role of Elwood in a 1950 big screen version of the play and went on star in the Broadway and London revivals in the 1970s.

  9. Hunt for YouTube 'assault' cyclist

    A cyclist who filmed an argument with a van driver in which he appears to have been knocked off his bike and assaulted has been urged to contact police.

    Video of alleged cyclist assault

    A video posted on YouTube shows a bike in collision with a van, before the driver and the cyclist argue and the driver appears to punch the cyclist. Essex Police said it was aware of the video, which is believed to have been filmed on the Essex/London border.

  10. News on the hour

    Will Shindler

    BBC London 94.9

    In the news at 16:00.

    A senior counter terrorism officer says chief constables across the UK are reviewing how to strengthen the protection of their officers, in the light of the alleged plot in Belgium and last week's deadly attacks in Paris.

  11. Fuel fraud arrests

    Two people have been arrested on suspicion of a £200,000 fuel fraud after raids in Gillingham and Rochester in Kent, and Belvedere in south London.

    Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said the pair were suspected of illegally selling kerosene as duty-paid diesel. Kerosene, or red diesel, is used by the farming industry and is "marked" with a dye to designate its lower tax duty. It can be up to 40% cheaper than diesel typically sold at petrol stations.

  12. Police team to tackle road safety

    A new police team has been created to improve safety and security on London's road and transport networks.

    Met Police's Roads and Transport Policing Command

    More than 2,300 officers will work with Transport for London (TfL) as part of the Met Police's Roads and Transport Policing Command. The new command has joined together the work previously done by the MPS Traffic Operational Command Unit and the Safer Transport Command.

  13. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    On the 15:00 bulletin: A former manager of a children's home in south west London, who was due to stand trial next month for child abuse, has been found dead at his home in Sussex.

  14. Crawley re-sign Crystal Palace goalkeeper

    BBC Sport

    Crawley Town have re-signed Crystal Palace goalkeeper Lewis Price on loan until the end of the season.

    Lewis Price
    Image caption: Price has made 16 appearances for Crystal Palace since joining the Eagles in 2010

    The 30-year-old Wales international had a spell with the League One strugglers earlier this season, making four appearances for the West Sussex club.

  15. Ex-prostitute wins children back

    A former prostitute has won a Barnet family court battle for the return of her two daughters after fighting to beat a drug habit.

    The youngsters, aged eight and five, had been taken away from the woman and placed with a relative about four years ago after social workers became concerned.

    But the relative has died and a judge has ruled that they should live their mother, who would get support from social services staff.

  16. Met roads unit launch

    BBC London transport correspondent Tom Edwards tweets: Mayor launching restructured Met roads unit

    Boris Johnson
  17. Rubber glove 'found inside Greggs pasty'

    London Evening Standard


    A mother has told of her shock after finding part of a rubber glove inside a Greggs pasty she bought for her three-year-old daughter, the Evening Standard reports.

    Karly Hodson, 29, bought the cheese and onion pasty for £1.20 this week from the bakery in Forest Gate, east London.

  18. Caravaggio case lost in court

    The former owner of a disputed Caravaggio has lost his battle for compensation from auction house Sotheby's of London.

    Image caption: The original Cardsharps is housed in Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

    Lancelot William Thwaytes sold The Cardsharps at Sotheby's in 2006 for £46,000 after being told it was by a follower of the Old Master.

    The new owner subsequently insured the painting for millions - after her partner, an art expert, claimed it was in fact an original Caravaggio. Sotheby's maintains the painting is not by the artist.

  19. Lunchtime news

    BBC London News


    On BBC London's lunchtime news: the country's largest single policing command is launched to reduce injuries on London's roads.

    And beating the Melbourne heat, we speak to the Londoner and British Number 1 about burning rubber to win the Australian Open.

    Tune into BBC One at 13:30.

  20. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    On the 13:00 bulletin: a former manager of a children's home in south west London, who was due to stand trial next month for child abuse, has been found dead at his home in Sussex.

  21. Fridge fires

    In the last five years in London there were 368 accidental dwelling fires cause by fridges and freezers in which 66 people were injured and seven people died, London Fire Brigade says.

  22. Mostly dry afternoon

    Most of London will be dry this afternoon with some bright or sunny spells developing and just a small chance of an isolated shower.

    Winds will be lighter than yesterday but it'll still feel cold out. Maximum temperature: 7C (45F).

  23. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    At 12:00, the top headline is: ambulance response times in London are to be extended by two minutes in a pilot aimed at reducing the pressure on the service.

    Tune into BBC London 94.9 to find out more.

  24. Man accused of sex abuse found dead

    A former children's home manager has been found dead just weeks before he was due to stand trial over alleged historical sex abuse. Sussex Police has confirmed.

    John Stingemore, 72, was due to stand trial next month charged with a string of indecent assaults on children following an investigation into alleged abuse at Grafton Close Children's Home in Hounslow.

  25. Homeless families housed in Birmingham

    Wandsworth Council is to house its homeless families as far away as Birmingham, Leicester and West Bromwich, because it is too expensive to house them in the borough, the Wandsworth Guardian reports.

  26. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    Coming up on the 11:00 bulletin: ambulance response times in London are to be extended by two minutes in a pilot aimed at reducing the pressure on the service.

    Listen live to find out more.

  27. Sam Smith leads Brits nominations

    Pop star Sam Smith leads the charge at this year's Brit Awards, with five nominations, it has been announced.

    Sam Smith
    Image caption: Smith's hit singles include Stay With Me and Money On My Mind

    This year's ceremony takes place in the O2 arena in Greenwich, on 25 February.

  28. 'Cyber attack war games' to be staged

    The UK and US are to carry out "war game" cyber attacks on each other as part of a new joint defence against online criminals.

    The first war game will involve the Bank of England and commercial banks, targeting the City of London and Wall Street, and will be followed by "further exercises to test critical national infrastructure", Downing Street said.

  29. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    At 10:00, the top headline is: Accident and Emergency departments have again failed to meet their target of seeing 95 per cent of patients within four hours.

    Listen to BBC London 94.9 live to find out more

  30. Why do people tattoo their eyeballs?

    Polish rapper, Popek, was filmed having his eyes tattooed green by US tattooist Luna Cobra in London. A couple of days later he experienced a painful burning sensation in his eyes that prevented him sleeping - fortunately it was temporary.

    Popek the Polish rapper

    But why would anyone want an eyeball tattoo?

  31. Mourinho to contest FA charge

    BBC Sport

    Jose Mourinho is contesting a Football Association charge for claiming there is a "campaign" to influence referees' decisions against his Chelsea side.

    Mourinho made his comments after his side were denied a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Southampton on 28 December.

  32. Bucks outclass Knicks in London

    A night in London failed to stop the New York Knicks' dismal run of form as the Milwaukee Bucks ran out easy 95-79 winners at the O2 Arena.

    Lou Amundson of New York Knicks during the NBA match between New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks at O2 Arena

    Tickets for the fifth regular-season NBA game held in London sold in an hour when they went on sale last year but a one-sided contest was served up. The Knicks have now lost a franchise-record 16 straight games.

  33. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    On the 09:00 bulletin: MPs on the Public Accounts Committee say they're "sceptical" about whether the HS2 high speed rail line will deliver value for money.

    Listen live to find out more.

  34. Vanessa Feltz

    BBC London 94.9


    From 9am with Vanessa: a new report claims that one in 10 pensioners admitted to hospital from care homes maybe dehydrated.

    Do you worry about the level of care that your friends and relatives in homes receive? Listen to the discussion with Vanessa Feltz.

  35. HS2 value for money questioned

    MPs say they are "sceptical" about whether the government's HS2 rail line, which will link London and the north, will deliver value for money.

    Generated image of an HS2 train on the Birmingham and Fazeley viaduct

    The Commons Public Accounts Committee said the £50bn price tag included a "generous contingency" which could be used to mask cost increases. The Department for Transport said HS2 would have a "transformational effect".

  36. North Circular road repairs

    BBC London


    On the roads, two lanes on the A406 North Circular (Westbound) are closed between Bounds Green and Colney Hatch for manhole repairs.

    Follow @BBCTravelAlert on Twitter for the latest travel news.

  37. Rail disruption

    BBC London


    Delays between Wimbledon and Waterloo on South West trains because of a broken down train in Earlsfield.

    For the latest travel updates visit the BBC travel website.

  38. Charlie Hebdo to go on sale in London

    Victoria Hollins

    Journalist, BBC London

    Queue of more than 200 people waiting for #CharlieHebdo to go on sale in South Kensington

    Queue of customers waiting to buy Charlie Hebdo in London
  39. Northern Line delays

    BBC London


    There are minor delays on the Northern Line northbound between Morden and Kennington due to a broken down train at Morden

    For the latest travel updates visit the BBC travel website.

  40. Train delays

    BBC London


    Because of a signalling failure between New Cross Gate and London Bridge there are severe delays between West Croydon/Crystal Palace and Highbury & Islington on the London Overground.

    There are also delays and cancellations on Southern services between Sydenham and London Bridge.

    For the latest travel updates visit the BBC travel website.

  41. Cloudy and showery

    Cloud will increase as the morning progresses bringing some showery outbreaks of rain, particularly across south London. Some of the showers will be heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder, but they should clear eastwards later in the day.

    Maximum Temperature: 7C (45F)

  42. Good morning

    Andy Dangerfield

    BBC News Online

    Hello and welcome to today's Local Live page. I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather until 18:00.

    You can email me your comments about the stories of the day or send photos or tweet @BBCLondonNews.