That's all from BBC Local Live for today. Josephine McDermott will be back on Monday from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London. Have a great weekend.
- More news, sport, travel and weather on Monday at 08:00
- Updates for Friday 20 February 2015
Tonight will be dry and clear, however cloud will thicken later with an occasional shower with mainly light winds. Winds will be light and a patchy frost may form in rural areas overnight.
Minimum temperature: 3C (37F).
London Ambulance tweets: Say hi to our new Aussies paramedics (and 1 Kiwi) on the road from Monday #noordinarychallenge (pic @rhabdoryan)Copyright: London Ambulance Service
Chelsea has released a statement regarding the incident which saw fans of the club push a black man off a Metro train in Paris ahead of their 1-1 Champions League draw against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.Copyright: BBC
Steve Atkins apologised 'unreservedly' to the victim.
Hackney Council tweets: Learn history of Clissold Pk & House by joining free Our Park in the Past walk. Sun, 11am-12.30pm. Email email@example.com to book
A London Ambulance Service crew from Wimbledon have been reunited with a man whose life they saved after he suffered an almost fatal injury while using an angle-grinder.Copyright: London Ambulance Service
Mark McQuoid, 54, from Kingston Road, said: "All I remember is feeling a thud and I knew something had gone wrong. I remember looking down and seeing a small hole about the size of your finger in my shirt and there was another hole in my chest which had gone through to my heart."
The last time Mr McQuoid saw London Ambulance staff David Biginton, Paul Bartlett, Paul Broadway and John Wyatt was in the back of an ambulance driving on blue lights to St George's Hospital, Tooting.
A judge has ruled convicted Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore must be extradited to Italy. On his departure from Westminster Magistrates' Court, Rancadore was asked how he was feeling to which he said: "Not well, I'm not well. I am very disappointed. I don't want to go in Italy."Copyright: Reuters
When asked whether he wanted to stay with his family, he replied: "Of course, of course".
A nurse who endangered a patient's life by injecting medication at Whipps Cross Hospital, in Waltham Forest, has been allowed to continue practicing after a decision by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, reports the Waltham Forest Guardian.
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London is one step closer to a new state of the art concert venue after Chancellor George Osborne ordered an official feasibility study.
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle has led the campaign for a new concert hall in the capital city.
He told the BBC that London's halls were not up to international standards.
Here is a recap of the top stories in the London today:
- Three east London schoolgirls have flown to Turkey and there are fears they may join the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria.
- All-night services are to run at weekends on most Tube lines, the London Overground and Docklands Light Railway.
- A convicted Mafia boss who lived in London for more than 20 years must be extradited to Italy, a judge has ruled.
- A music teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama has been jailed for 11 years for sex attacks on two schoolgirls and a young woman in the 1970s and 1980s.
- A Tottenham business has lost its High Court challenge against a compulsory purchase order being used to force it to make way for Spurs £400m stadium redevelopment.
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On Drivetime with Eddie Nestor on BBC London 94.9, more on the three schoolgirls who police fear may be trying to cross the Syrian border and join the Islamic State terrorist group.
Also on the programme, food blogger Ella Woodward will be live in the studio to talk about her new book. Get in touch with Eddie by calling 020 7224 2000.
A business standing in the way of Tottenham Hotspur's £400m stadium redevelopment has been refused permission to appeal but the firm can still ask Court of Appeal judges directly to consider their case.
Archway Sheet Metal Works lost a court challenge against a compulsory purchase order being used to force it out.Copyright: Tottenham Hotspur
At the High Court, Mr Justice Dove, who revealed he is an Aston Villa fan, ruled there was "no legal flaw" in the decision-making process. The London Borough of Haringey made the purchase order in March 2012, which was confirmed by the communities secretary in July 2014 following a public inquiry.
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The top story in London at 17:00: Counter-terrorism officers at Scotland Yard say they're extremely concerned about the safety of three schoolgirls who are thought to be trying to travel to Syria to join the jihadist group, Islamic State.
TfL Traffic News tweets: Woolwich Ferry is now fully up and running, after earlier suspension due to high tide. Traffic is flowing well in the area.
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Deaf and hearing-impaired children in east London are being invited to take part in free weekend music sessions.
Feeling Music, a project run by Newham Music Trust, aims to build up youths' ensemble skills and give them the chance to experiment with different instruments.
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After Domenico Rancadore was arrested in 2013 my colleague Josephine McDermott visited the quiet suburban cul-de-sac in Uxbridge he had called home for years. She spoke to his neighbours who never had a clue that the man they knew as Marc Skinner had a criminal past.Copyright: Reuters
Neighbour Joan Hills said: "He's just an ordinary person, a lovely person who I've always known. We used to say Skinner wasn't a very Italian-sounding name. My husband once joked, 'I think you must be in the Italian Mafia'."
A 18-year-old from east London has denied preparing terrorist attacks.
Kazi Islam, of Manor Park, is accused that on or before 17 July last year, he possessed a document titled How To Make Semtex, and carried out searches for material that would enable him to produce an incendiary explosive device. It is also alleged he instructed another "When I give the order I want you to kill a soldier" and encouraged another to buy components to make an incendiary explosive device.
For only the second time in the Museum of London's history more than a million people visited the attraction in a year. Between 1 April 2014 and 16 February 2015 one million people visited the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands.Copyright: Museum of London
Museum director Sharon Ament said: "Everybody involved with the Museum of London, from staff to volunteers and funders, deserves to be exceptionally proud of this achievement."
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The top story in London at 16:00: Scotland Yard has launched an appeal for three missing schoolgirls from East London who have left for Turkey and are believed to be travelling to Syria.
Jamaica Road in Bermondsey is closed and is causing queuing traffic in both directions at the Bevington Street junction, because of an accident.
For the latest travel news visit the BBC London Travel website.
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A cyclist killed by a Crossrail lorry as she rode a Boris bike in Victoria was today named as a French-born mother of two, the Evening Standard has reported.
The newspaper said Claire Hitier-Abadie, 36, collided with the construction vehicle as it turned left from Bressenden Place into Victoria Street before 08:00 yesterday.
TfL Bus Alerts tweets: Buses in the Oxford Street area are delayed up to twenty minutes due to heavy traffic.
Lutfur Rahman, who is the leader of the Tower Hamlets First party, told a special hearing at the High Court: "I make myself available for scrutiny to members of the public and to my fellow members in the council. Of course, people have a right to scrutinise, to challenge, to criticise."Copyright: Getty Images
The mayor is accused of electoral fraud by four petitioners who want Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey, who is sitting as a judge at the trial, to declare the result of the May 2014 mayoral election void and order a re-run. Mr Rahman said there is "little, if any" evidence of wrongdoing against him.
Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and another un-named 15-year-old all go to the Bethnal Green Academy and were described as "straight-A students". Police said the three missing east London schoolgirls are feared to be travelling to Syria via Turkey.Copyright: Met Police
The Met Police said the runaways were good friends with another 15-year-old girl who fled to Syria in December.
The mayor of an east London borough accused of "electoral fraud" has told a special court hearing that he had a "lot of respect for checks and balances".
Lutfur Rahman, independent mayor of Tower Hamlets, was giving evidence at an Election Court, trial at the High Court in London. Mr Rahman, who denies any wrongdoing, said he made himself available for scrutiny. BBC London reporter Marc Ashdown is tweeting from the special election hearing.Copyright: @marcashdown
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The top story in London at 15:00: A former teacher at London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music has been sent to prison for 11 years for raping and sexually assaulting three students.
In March 2014 Rancadore, who was described as a Mafia boss known as The Professor in the Italian courts, defeated a bid to extradite him on grounds that prison conditions in Italy would breach his human rights.Copyright: European Photopress Agency
Days later he was told he would not face an appeal because the Crown Prosecution Service had missed a deadline to lodge the appeal. But he was rearrested in April after a fresh European Arrest Warrant was received from the Italian authorities.
Legal correspondent, BBC News
It is possible there could be one last ditch appeal from this court to the High Court. Domenico Rancadore's extradition was sought under the European Arrest Warrant scheme and the grounds for opposing extradition under that scheme are very limited. We are waiting to hear from his lawyers as to whether they intend to make this last ditch appeal.
At the moment his extradition has been ordered here at court today and in the normal run of things that would mean him being returned to Italy within the next 10 days.
Rancadore moved to London from his native Sicily in 1994 with his wife and two children. He lived under the name of Marc Skinner in Uxbridge, west London, until his arrest in August 2013.Copyright: Reuters
Judge Howard Riddle ruled there was no abuse of process and Rancadore's rights would not be breached by extradition to Italy. He was allowed bail with conditions.
The trio were last seen at their homes on Tuesday morning when they gave their families "plausible reasons" to be out for the day. They were reported missing later that day and on Wednesday morning.
The girls met at Gatwick where they got on a Turkish Airlines flight which landed in Turkey on Tuesday evening.
A judge has ordered the extradition to Italy of a convicted member of the Mafia who had been living in Uxbridge, in west London, for 20 years.
Domenico Rancadore was convicted in his absence in 1999 of being a member of a criminal organisation, and sentenced to seven years in jail. Following an 18-month fight against extradition, Judge Howard Riddle at Westminster Magistrates' Court has ruled that Mr Rancadore should be extradited to Italy to serve his sentence.
Counter-terrorism Command Commander Richard Walton said: "We are extremely concerned for the safety of these young girls and would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to police.
"Our priority is the safe return of these girls to their families."
Singer Kanye West and fashion designer Donna Karan have arrived at St Paul's Cathedral in central London, to attend a memorial service for Louise Wilson, the former director of the fashion course at Central Saint Martins college.Copyright: Getty Images
The fashion professor was a leading figure in the fashion world and influenced top designers including Alexander McQueen. She died in May 2014.
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The top stories in London at 14:00:
Scotland Yard have launched an appeal for three missing schoolgirls from East London who have left for Turkey and are believed to be travelling to Syria.
The Met says the missing girls are;
- Shamima Begum, 15, possibly travelling under the name of Aklima Begum, 17-years ol
- Kadiza Sultana, 16
- A a third 15-year-old female, who is not being named at the request of her family.
All three girls are pupils at a school in east London and are close friends.
The Metropolitan Police tweets: Commander Walton: This is not about criminalising people, this is about preventing tragedies. Please contact us on 0800 789 321
The three girls are all from the same school in East London, and flew from Gatwick to Istanbul this week, having lied to their families.
Home affairs correspondent, BBC News
Scotland Yard have launched an appeal for three schoolgirls from East London who have left for Turkey and are believed to be trying to get to Syria.
The girls are pupils at the Bethnal Green Academy in East London.
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The Metropolitan Police tweets: SO15 appeal after 3 schoolgirls reported missing - believed to be heading to Syria via Turkey info call 0800 789 321
Martin Bentham of the Evening Standard tweets: Three London schoolgirls feared to be en route to join Islamist fighters in #Syria after flying to Turkey, says Scotland Yard.
Hundreds of Newham people have signed a petition to stop the council moving a family with an autistic son 125 miles away.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell hosted a charity fashion show last night ahead of the start of London Fashion Week today.Copyright: Getty Images
The Fashion for relief event at Somerset House, in The Strand, was in aid of the Ebola crisis appeal.
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Poor Bobbie Beale. She thought it was just an ordinary day, but Twitter felt differently. The 18-year-old student from California was in class when she started getting tweets calling her a murderer. She said: "I was pretty confused because I thought it was talking about my dog, because my dog's name is Lucy."Copyright: @BobbieBeale
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The top stories in London at 13:00:
- A family business that's standing in the way of Tottenham Hotspur's plans to build a new stadium near White Hart Lane has lost its appeal against a compulsory purchase order.
- London Fashion Week is getting underway today, with 78 designers in town over the coming days to show off their new collections.
News agency Reuters is marking 150 years since it was formally established.
German-born immigrant Paul Julius Reuter had already set up an office in London and bureaux all over Europe when the Reuters Telegram Company was registered as a public limited company on February 20 1865.
Its first big triumph? When its report of the assassination of US president Abraham Lincoln was the first to reach London - after 12 days crossing the Atlantic.
People evacuated from their homes after guns and ammunition were found in an empty Twickenham house believe the woman who lived there used to work for MI5, reports the Richmond and Twickenham Times.
Tottenham face a battle to remain in the Europa League after being held to a round of 32 first-leg draw by Fiorentina at White Hart Lane.Copyright: Reuters
Roberto Soldado volleyed in a sixth-minute opener from Paulinho's corner as Spurs dominated the opening half-hour, but Argentina centre-back Jose Maria Basanta scrambled in an away goal.
The Chancellor and Mayor of London have set out their six-point Long Term Economic Plan for London. In a speech at the Tate Modern, they said the plan aims to:Copyright: PA
- Outpace the growth of New York, adding £6.4bn to the London economy by 2030.
- Create more than half a million extra jobs in London by 2020.
- Solve London's acute housing problem by building more than 400,000 homes by 2025.
- Deliver £10bn of new investment in London's transport system over the next parliament.
- Make London a centre of the world's creative and commercial life - including a new feasibility study to develop a world class concert hall led by the Barbican Centre.
- New powers for the Mayor of London to support economic growth.
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The top stories in London at 12:00:
- A former teacher at London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music has been sent to prison for 11 years for raping and sexually assaulting three students.
- A family business standing in the way of Tottenham Hotspur's plans to build a new stadium near White Hart Lane has lost its appeal against a compulsory purchase order.
Transport for London has launched a consultation on proposals to improve the junction of the A406 North Circular Road with Brentfield Road and Drury Way in the London Borough of Brent.
The consultation, which closes on 29 March, is part of TfL's Road Modernisation Plan and will deliver a Bus Priority scheme that will reduce journey times for bus passengers on route 206, which runs between Wembley Park and Kilburn Park.
Archway Sheet Metal Works, in Paxton Road, Tottenham, had argued the compulsory purchase order (CPO) was invalid.Copyright: Tottenham Hotspur
The firm, which produces metal items for the catering and hospitality industry, has been in dispute with Spurs for the last decade over its redevelopment plans. The club has planning permission for the new 56,000 capacity stadium and it hopes to open for the 2018-19 season.
Archway Sheet Metal Works, an old family business standing in the way of Spurs' £400 million stadium redevelopment, has lost its High Court challenge against a compulsory purchase order being used to force it out.
Thanks for all your comments on the BBC London Facebook Page about the announcement that all-night services are to run at weekends on most Tube lines, the London Overground and Docklands Light Railway.
- Adam Burton wrote: "Excellent idea, London is a 24 hr city with people working all hours of day & night, will be a lot better and quicker than using a night bus."
- However Robert Dallenger replied: "Just so long as you don't live in the Boroughs of Hillingdon or Harrow."
- While Nomsa Painter Matross said simply "More crime" and Nigel Birmingham said: "Boris won't be spat at by a drunk at 3am".
City Police tweets: RT @Squarehighways: Pedestrian lights in #LudgateHill by Ave Maria Lane are out; take care when in the area & consider vulnerable road users
Labour London Assembly Member Tom Copley said the party welcomed the announcement by the London mayor and chancellor that all-night services are to run at weekends on most Tube lines, the London Overground and Docklands Light Railway.Copyright: BBC
He said: "This is a very welcome announcement but with the general election only a couple of months away and no real detail about this project, Londoners will rightly question the Mayor's ability to deliver given he is increasingly checked out of City Hall.
"With fares up more than 40% under Boris Johnson passengers rightly expect to see improvements but the fact is these plans won't come into effect until well after Boris Johnson and George Osborne have left power."
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At 11:00 the top stories in London:
- The Conservatives' promise to run trains all night at weekends on the London Overground, DLR and four more underground lines has been dismissed by the unions as a "blatant pre-election stunt".
- The world's first fully electric motor racing series, Formula E, will finish in London this summer with two rounds in Battersea Park on the last weekend in June.
Plans for a new cycle superhighway to ease the journey of Islington's cyclists have been put to the public, reports the Islington Gazette.
A consultation on the new route, which cuts through parts of Newington Green, Dalston, De Beauvoir and Hoxton, runs until March 29, the newspaper said.
After Pickett was convicted earlier this month, Judge Charles Wide said: "There is the location of the offence in practice rooms at the Guildhall School of Music - sound-proofed, dark, you turned the lights out. Even if they shouted, they could not be heard, as you knew well, having got them on their own and shut the door. The impact of these very serious sexual offences must have been very great indeed."
At a hearing today, Judge Wide, ordered that two further indictments in relation to allegations by two women dating back to the 1970s lie on file and lifted reporting restrictions.
A teacher from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London has been jailed for 11 years for "exceptionally serious" sex attacks on two schoolgirls and a young woman in sound-proof practice rooms, it can be reported.
Professional recorder player Philip Pickett, 64, from Lyneham, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, was found guilty at the Old Bailey on 10 February of two rapes and two indecent assaults on his victims between 1979 and 1983.
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The issue of racism in football has returned to the headlines this week after footage emerged of Chelsea fans preventing a black man from boarding the train on the Paris Metro. BBC Sport has spoken to fans from black or ethnic minority backgrounds about their experiences of going to football in 2015.Copyright: Nikil Mulane
"I've been going to Chelsea games for about 11 years and I've never had a bad experience inside the ground or on the way on the train or the bus," said Chelsea fan Nikhil Mulane.
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The top story in the capital at 10:00:
The Conservatives' promise to run trains all night at weekends on the London Overground, DLR and four more underground lines has been dismissed by the unions as a "blatant pre-election stunt".
The date of Chiswick "car lady" Anne Naysmith's funeral has been provisionally set as Saturday 7 March, reports Get West London.
The newspaper said hundreds of people are expected to pay their respects to the homeless former pianist at St Michael & All Angels Church, in Bath Road, Chiswick, where she was a regular.
Police are looking for a man they would like to speak to in connection with an allegation of serious sexual assault in Dagenham.Copyright: Met Police
The incident took place at Pondfield Park on 13 August 2014 between 22:15 and 22:40. The female victim, who is in her 40s, was befriended by the suspect close to Heathway Railway Station and walked with him to Reede Road where she was taken into the railway lines area of Pondfield Park sexually assaulted.
The plans to run night services on most Tube lines are part of a six-point long term economic plan Chancellor George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson said would add £6.4bn to the London economy by 2030 and create half a million new jobs.
Transport for London (TfL) also confirmed:
- It will extend wi-fi to all below ground sections of the Tube by the end of the next Parliament
- The night Tube will be expanded to the Metropolitan, Circle, District, and Hammersmith and City lines once Transport for London's ongoing modernisation programmes are completed
- The Docklands Light Rail will also offer 24-hour services by 2021
- TfL is ordering 200 more new Routemasters this year and committing to 800 new buses a year from 2016 onwards.
EastEnders' latest murder mystery storyline has reached its climax, with viewers of the BBC One soap finally learning who killed Lucy Beale.
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The top story in the capital at 09:00: The Conservatives have ramped up their election campaign in London this morning by announcing a new £6.4bn plan to boost the capital's economy, with the Chancellor George Osborne saying there will be trains all night at weekends on the London Overground by 2017.
Chelsea FC has suspended three people from attending its ground after a video appeared to show club fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train.
Life banning orders will be issued if there is deemed sufficient evidence of the fans' involvement in Tuesday's incident, the football club said.
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Steve Hedley, the senior assistant general secretary of the RMT, told BBC London 94.9 the union did not oppose the 24-hour Overground service, but warned their members did not want to compromise passenger safety.
"We do need adequate staffing and they need to stop this crazy proposal to close all the ticket offices," he said.
"The reduction in staff means that people are more liable to get assaulted and that is not just me saying that - that's the statistics from the past five years unfortunately. We are not opposed to this at all, we understand it is going to create jobs and it is going to help the economy, but we can't do that at the expense of the safety and comfort of our passengers and indeed our staff."
The London mayor will announce later that 24-hour weekend services will begin on the Overground in 2017.Copyright: PA
The Chancellor and the Mayor have been visiting Tube workers overnight and will be making the announcement later this morning.
Following last night's big EastEnders 30th anniversary episode, Hackney's Sgt Richard Berns tweeted: A woman screamed so loudly after the identity of #LucyBeale's killer was revealed. Her neighbours called the Police. All calm now...
There are delays of up to 20 minutes on Southern between East Croydon and London Bridge due to signalling problem at New Cross Gate.
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It will be a bright and mainly dry day with spells of hazy sunshine, but it will feel chilly. There is also a risk of rain in the south in the afternoon.Copyright: BBC
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