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  1. Updates for Monday 19 January 2015

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

Jewish Londoners after Paris

What has been the impact of heightened concern among Jewish people since the terror attacks in France?

Police and locals in Stamford Hill
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Read about the anxiety in Golders Green which a former chief rabbi describes as at an "all-time high".

Nursing home investigation

Detectives are investigating alleged injuries to three elderly residents of Grantley Court Nursing Home in Sutton, south London, which was shut after inspectors found it was "not safe".

Scotland Yard confirmed officers are working with council officials to investigate the events that led to the closure of the home.

A spokeswoman said: "On Monday 15 December an allegation was made to police concerning injuries to three former residents, two men and a woman, aged in their 80s and 90s."

Wood Green death charge

Officers investigating the murder of 18-year-old Isaiah Ekpaloba in Wood Green on 9 January have charged a 17-year-old boy with conspiracy to commit burglary in connection with the investigation.

Isaiah Ekpaloba
Metropolitan Police

A 19-year-old has already been charged with murder.

Dispersal zone introduced

Westminster Police and Westminster City Council have today introduced a dispersal zone in Trafalgar Square and the Charing Cross area after receiving complaints of anti-social behaviour, rough sleeping, street drinking and harassment.

Tonight's weather

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cold evening and night with clear spells which will allow mist and freezing fog to form in places. Minimum temperature -1C (30F).

Temperature chart
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'Beard-friendly' pub award

London 24 reports the UK's most 'beard-friendly' pub is The Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington according to the
Beard Liberation Front.

The Jolly Butchers
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London shows team success

Premier League

tweets: There are 4 London teams in the top 7. No #BPL season has ended with 4 London teams in the top 7.

The league
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Arsene Wenger praises defence

BBC Sport

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has

praised his defence following his side's 2-0 win at Manchester City.

Alexis Sanchez
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The result lifts the Gunners up to fifth in the Premier League, and leaves City five points behind leaders Chelsea.

News on the hour

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headlines this hour include:

  • The widow of a victim of the 7 July London bombings has been jailed for stealing compensation money awarded to her son.
  • A man's admitted decapitating his wife at their home in west London.
  • Former glam rock singer Gary Glitter crept into a schoolgirl's bed and tried to rape her at the height of his fame, Southwark Crown Court heard today.

Kingston crash

TfL Bus Alerts

tweets: Route 57 213 K2 K3 K4 subject to delay and diversion Road closed both ways o/s Kingston Hospital due to a RTC

Gary Glitter in court

Paul Gadd, aka Gary Glitter, has been at Southwark Crown Court today

facing 10 charges related to alleged sex crimes committed between 1975 and 1980. He pleaded not guilty.

Gary Glitter
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Police came to aid of mother in labour

A mother who went into labour alone in her flat has praised police officers who came to her rescue when she found herself trapped.

PC Powell with baby Beatrice
Metropolitan Police

Clare Hartnell's waters broke and she had to crawl to the front bay window of her Lewisham home where she dropped the door key out of the window to the officers below.

When PC Terry Powell and PC Andy Collins arrived the baby was in a breech position. But baby Beatrice ended up being born fit and healthy on 4 January.

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headlines this hour include:

  • A hospital doctor has gone on trial at Southwark Crown Court, in London, accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on one of his patients. It's the first case of its kind in the UK.
  • Seven children have been discharged from hospital this afternoon after part of a ceiling collapsed at a school in south-west London.

FGM trial starts

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doctor performed female genital mutilation on a young mother after she gave birth in hospital, a court has heard.

Dhanuson Dharmasena
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Dhanuson Dharmasena, 32, a junior registrar, of Ilford, Essex, denies the charge in what is the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.

West Ham European hopes

BBC Sport

West Ham kept their European hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Hull City yesterday at Upton Park.

Lilac fright

Ryan Dixon, two, hid behind his mother's legs when asked to present a posy of flowers to Kate at the end of her visit to charity Family Friends.

The Duchess of Cambridge with Tracy Dixon and her son
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Tracy Samuels, 36, from Elephant and Castle said her son had practised the posy presentation all weekend.

News on the hour

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headlines this hour include:

  • A hospital doctor has gone on trial at Southwark Crown Court, in London, accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on one of his patients. It's the first case of its kind in the UK.
  • Seven children have been taken to hospital after part of a ceiling collapsed at a school in south-west London.

West Kensington fire

London Fire Brigade is at a house fire in Edith Road, West Kensington.

West Kensington fire
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The

Twitterfeed reported a woman was alerted by a smoke alarm and treated at the scene by London Ambulance.

Seal spotted in the Thames

London Evening Standard

Newspaper

A seal was spotted swimming far up the river Thames on the weekend,

the Evening Standard has reported.

Response to jihadist's mother

In response to the mother who says there was no support for her radicalised son when he returned from Syria, Dom Londesborough
tweets: I think we overlook mental illness as a major reason why young people turn to terrorism, combined with low self-esteem.

Bill Greathead

tweets: And who pays for this support? The tax payer didn't ask you to go! Ask ISIS to pay up.

Wife found decapitated with broken arms

Mother-of-two Tahira Ahmed, 38, was found by police at the property in Northolt, on 27 May 2014 after neighbours heard an argument.

Tahira Ahmed
Met Police

A post-mortem examination found both her arms had been broken and she had been stabbed and decapitated. Her husband pleaded guilty to her murder at the Old Bailey earlier.

Husband admits decapitating wife

Naveed Ahmed, 41, admitted

decapitating his wife at their home in Merton Avenue, in Northolt, west London.

Naveed Ahmed
Met Police

Ahmed pleaded guilty to the murder of Tahira Ahmed, 38, at the Old Bailey. He is due to be sentenced on 28 January.

News on the hour

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headlines this hour include:

  • Seven children have been taken to hospital after a ceiling collapsed at their school in Chelsea.
  • A man has admitted decapitating his wife at their home in west London.

Body found in Hillingdon

Detectives investigating the disappearance of 60-year-old Bronwyn Davies from West Drayton have found a body. Mrs Davies hasn't been seen since New Year's Day.

The body was found in Lake Farm Country Park in Hillingdon and the death's being treated as unexplained, say police. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

Southall murder charges

Three men have been charged with the murder of Harinder Rattan, 41, of Clarence Street, Southall, police say.

Harinder Rattan
Metropolitan Police

They have been bailed to appear at the Old Bailey on 27 March.

Paris Eurostar reports

Fiona McKinnon

BBC London Travel

A small fire was detected on the rail track outside Paris at Saint-Denis earlier which has been dealt with. There are no cancellations to Eurostar services.

Coming up

Sonja Jessup

Presenter, BBC London News

On the lunchtime news

on BBC One at 13:30, we'll be speaking to the mother of murdered schoolboy
Breck Bednar. She says it's "unforgiveable" that Surrey Police missed previous allegations of sexual assault against her son's killer, who he met playing online games.

And can London become the "electric car capital of Europe"? We look at how Boris Johnson's promises for thousands of charging points for electric vehicles are shaping up.

News on the hour

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headlines this hour from Will Shindler include:

  • Seven children have been taken to hospital after a ceiling collapsed at their school in Chelsea.
  • David Cameron says a letter sent to Muslim leaders urging them to do more to combat extremism is "reasonable" and "moderate".
  • A hospital doctor has gone on trial at Southwark Crown Court accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on one of his patients.

Sponsor for badge

Tom Edwards

Transport correspondent, London

reports shopping site notonthehighstreet.com is to become the first sponsor of London Underground's Baby on Board badge.

Badge
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The badge which was first produced in 2005 will retain its design and remain free, said Transport for London.

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Dog map: Test your knowledge

The BBC has produced a

dog map revealing the most popular breeds. Now,
take this quiz to test your knowledge of the different types.

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'Redknapp is staying' - Fernandes

BBC Sport

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has released a statement on Harry Redknapp, saying: "There's been a lot of rumours about Harry's position being under threat, so I thought it was time to end all the speculation, so everyone can focus on the challenge ahead.

"I firmly believe Harry is the best man to get us out of the position we currently find ourselves in."

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transfer gossip and other live sport news here.

Fancy a dip?

Members of the

Serpentine Swimming Club enjoyed an early morning swim in Hyde Park, braving freezing temperatures.

A member of the Serpentine Swimming Club
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Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club
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Wheelchair attack sentence

London24 reports: A man from Erith, south-east London has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he attacked a man in a wheelchair.

News on the hour

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headlines this hour include:

  • Seven children have been taken to hospital after a ceiling collapsed at their school in Chelsea.
  • A man has admitted decapitating his wife at their home in west London.