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  1. Updates from Tuesday 20 January 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather on Wednesday

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Good night

Josephine McDermott

BBC News Online

That's all for the BBC London live page today. Beth Rose will be back tomorrow with more live news, travel, sport and weather updates from 08:00. Goodnight. Wrap up warm!

Sleet or snow overnight

Outbreaks of rain, sleet or snow are expected to spread from the west overnight.

Snow approaching

The minimum temperature tonight: 2C (36F).

Fatal crash arrest

Police say a 23-year-old man from Rotherhithe has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 25-year-old motorcyclist died in Kennington Lane, Kennington, on Sunday.

Polish Met tweets

The Met Police have started a new pilot Twitter account in Polish today,

they tweet.
Follow Londyńska policja here.

Capital One Cup

BBC Sport

Liverpool have failed to beat Chelsea in any of their five meetings under Brendan Rodgers, but the Reds have been building up momentum after a slow start to the season.

They are unbeaten in eight games in all competitions and haven't lost at Anfield since defeat to Chelsea in November.

The Capital One Cup semi-final, first le, kicks off at 19:45.

Jihadist admits terror training

Steve Swann

BBC News Home Affairs team

A British man who faked his death in Syria has admitted attending a terrorism training camp and receiving weapons training.

Imran Khawaja

Imran Khawaja, 27, from London, spent the first six months of last year in Syria. From there he posted an image of himself holding a severed head.

Tycoon remembered

The girlfriend of bankrupt

property tycoon Scot Young led mourners at his funeral today, after his body was discovered impaled on railings at the base of luxury flats in Montagu Square, Marylebone, last month.

Scott Young

An inquest last month heard there were no suspicious circumstances.

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News on the hour

Richard Main

BBC London 94.9


headlines this hour include:

  • The former head of MI6 Sir John Sawers says another terrorist attack in the UK is inevitable
  • The shadow chancellor Ed Balls has defended Labour's plans for a mansion tax after one of the party's senior figures, Lord Mandelson, said it was "crude" and would "end up clobbering people"

Coming up

Eddie Nestor

Presenter, BBC London 94.9


BBC London 94.9 from 15:00, was Coronation Street's Deirdre the greatest soap character of our time?

The end of Page Three - was it a statement of independence for women or outdated? And what does what you wear say about you? Call 020 7224 2000.

Royal birthday visit

The Countess of Wessex was presented with a birthday cake for her 50th birthday on a visit to staff and supporters of charity

Tomorrow's People at St Anselm's Church, in Kennington.

Countess of Wessex
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Gritters coming

Your Croydon

Cold weather is expected this week #Croydon gritting teams will be out this evening on primary and secondary routes.

BBC Democracy Day

Duncan Smith

BBC News Online

As the

BBC marks the 750th anniversary of the first parliament elected at Westminster, why not check in on today's elected representatives through
BBC Democracy Live?

BBC Democracy Live

MPs in the Commons debate Trident renewal, peers in Lords debate the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill while the
Home Affairs Committee hears evidence on the independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse.

Inquiry preparation

A final preparatory hearing was held today ahead of the long-awaited public inquiry into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko, which is set to open next week.

Sir Robert Owen

Mr Litvinenko died in November 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210 while meeting two Russian men - one a former KGB officer - at the Millennium Hotel in Grosvenor Square.

News on the hour

Richard Main

BBC London 94.9


headlines this hour include:

  • A man has been arrested in the City this lunchtime on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after two women were hit on the heads by an object falling from scaffolding.
  • A special programme of events is being launched to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death

Ambulance chief

London Ambulance Service says Dr Fionna Moore MBE, an A&E consultant of 25 years is going to take over from Ann Radmore as chief executive.

The outgoing head will spend up to a year at NHS England working "on new care models".

Glitter in court

Gary Glitter has arrived at Southwark Crown Court for a second day.

Yesterday the court heard he crept into a schoolgirl's bed and tried to rape her at the height of his fame.

Gary Glitter

'Ambulance chief quits'

London Evening Standard


reports the chief executive of the London Ambulance Service, Ann Radmore, has quit following a decline in 999 response rates.

'Stay in and read'

Londonist has a rundown of London-themed books to stay in and read this month, including Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla which inspired that
lamb chop in the stratosphere.

Lamb Chop in near space
Nick Hearne

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9



headlines this hour include:

  • Part of the City of London has been cordoned off this lunchtime. City of London Police have closed London Wall, Moorgate and Coleman Street and evacuated the area.
  • Transport for London say the claims made by a union that he Mayor will have to axe hundreds of night buses to fund the new night Tube service are complete nonsense.

Fulham contract news

BBC Sport

Fulham midfielder Sean Kavanagh has

signed a new contract with the Championship club. The Irishman, who turns 21 on Saturday, will remain at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2018.

League Cup prep

Josephine McDermott

BBC News Online

Ever wondered how Phil Parry prepares for commentary on the big games for

BBC London 94.9? for
Liverpool v Chelsea at Anfield this evening.

Team sheet

Church masonry warning

Hounslow Chronicle

reports St Bridget's Church in Isleworth has issued a warning after masonry fell to the ground.

Scaffolding arrest

City of London Police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after two women were injured in Eldon Street.

They were hit by an item falling from the scaffolding, a spokesman said.

News on the hour

Richard Main

BBC London 94.9


headlines this hour include:

  • The former head of MI6 says another terrorist attack in the UK is inevitable
  • A cyclist has died after being hit by a lorry in in north London this morning

Gatwick runway

Tom Edwards

Transport correspondent, London

tweets: West Sussex county council have voted against supporting 2nd runway at Gatwick according to local campaign group

Scaffolding injuries

Two women in their fifties had to be treated for head injuries in Eldon Street in the City of London before midday, London Ambulance Service says.

Scaffolding fell into the road closing South Place at Finsbury Pavement.

Ward out of Australian Open

BBC Sport

James Ward, the British number two, went down 2-6 6-0 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 to Spain's Fernando Verdasco at the

Australian Open yesterday. "It's come down to one or two points," he said. "It was tough but I thought I played well."

James Ward

He will now return to London where he will attend the funeral of his grandmother, who passed away recently.

Coming up

BBC London News


Can Chelsea take a step towards silverware tonight when they take on Liverpool in the Capital One Cup semi-final?

And he's been called the Prince of Painters, now Londoners are getting the chance to see some of Ruben's greatest paintings at the Royal Academy.

Join Katherine Carpenter at

13:30 on BBC One.

Fulham fire

London Fire Brigade rescued a man and woman from a

fire at a block of flats in Park Street, Fulham, at about 06:45.

They were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The brigade believes a candle caused the fire.

News on the hour

Richard Main

BBC London 94.9


headlines this hour include:

  • Labour are making clear they plan to introduce the so-called mansion tax if they win the coming election despite criticism from within the party.

Former crash victim missing

The Voice


reports the family and friends of Voice reporter Bart Chan who survived a collision with a lorry last year are appealing for information after he was reported missing.

Bart Chan

'Restrictions lifted'

TfL Traffic News

tweets: Coleman St at London Wall - Due to earlier police incident, London Wall remains closed westbound. All other restrictions have been lifted.

Moorgate 'tape down'


tweets: @BBCTravelAlert police have taken the tape off of moorgate allowing pedestrians to walk, now London Wall.


Suspect package

City of London Police

tweet: Cordons in place in the #Moorgate area due to suspect package found. Officers on scene.

Moorgate closure


tweets: We are being kept in our office because of a bomb scare in Moorgate. A lot of roads closed off.

Moorgate closure


tweets: @BBCTravelAlert half moorgate blocked, London wall blocked, Coleman street blocked. Moor house shut can't gain entry.