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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather on Monday at 08:00
  2. Updates for Friday 20 February 2015

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Good evening

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.

Dry and clear evening

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).

New LAS recruits

London Ambulance

‏tweets: Say hi to our new Aussies paramedics (and 1 Kiwi) on the road from Monday #noordinarychallenge (pic @rhabdoryan)

London Ambulance staff
London Ambulance Service

Watch: Chelsea 'apologises' to Paris metro victim

BBC Sport

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.

Steve Atkins

Steve Atkins apologised 'unreservedly' to the victim.

Clissold Park history walk

Hackney Council

tweets: Learn history of Clissold Pk & House by joining free Our Park in the Past walk. Sun, 11am-12.30pm. Email to book

Man meets paramedics who saved his life


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.

Advanced Paramedic Practitioner David Biginton, Emergency Medical Technician Paul Bartlett, Paramedic Paul Broadway, Paramedic student John Wyatt and Mark McQuoid
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.

Mafia boss 'does not want to go to Italy'

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."

Domenico Rancadore

When asked whether he wanted to stay with his family, he replied: "Of course, of course".

Nurse allowed to continue practicing

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.

Ferndale Community Sports Centre survey

Lambeth Council

tweets: Do you use Ferndale Community Sports Centre? Tell us what you think of this #Lambeth centre at http://

New London concert hall one step closer

Sir Simon Rattle
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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.

Today's top stories

Here is a recap of the top stories in the London today:

On air

BBC London 94.9


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.

Firm cannot appeal Spurs decision

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.

Artist impression of the new Spurs' stadium
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.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9



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.

Woolwich Ferry resumes service

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.

Free music sessions for hearing-impaired children

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.

Mafia boss was an 'ordinary person'

Elaine Okyere

BBC London News

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.

The house of Domenico Rancadore

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'."

Teenager denies preparing terror attacks

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.

Record-breaking Museum visits

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.

Museum of London
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."