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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather tomorrow at 08:00
  2. Updates for Tuesday 10 March 2015

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  1. Have a good evening

    Beth Rose

    BBC News

    That's all for Local Live today. Duncan Smith will be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Have a good evening.

  2. Freezing overnight

    It will be dry everywhere overnight and largely clear, giving a risk of a frost in outer areas towards Radlett. Winds will be light or calm for most of the night, however a southerly breeze will develop by dawn.

    Minimum temperature: 0C (32F).

  3. Olympic legacy webcast

    The London Assembly is set to analyse the Olympic Legacy tomorrow and consider how effective it has been and how it can be sustained beyond 2016.

    Olympic park

    The policies and work of the London Legacy Development Corporation will be examined and its chief executive, David Goldstone, and Mayor of London Boris Johnson questioned as part of the webcast broadcast here from 10.00.

  4. BBC London news

    BBC London News


    On the programme at 18:30 on BBC One: We look at the capital's missing sex offenders with about 200 currently on the run.

    And a woman is convicted of murder after a London dancer died following botched surgery to enhance her buttocks.

  5. Big Lunch award

    Duchess of Cornwall with Rosaline Ducasse

    The Duchess of Cornwall is pictured here with Rosaline Ducasse, of Southall, after she presented her with an Ambassadors Award for her help with the organisation of the Big Lunch, at Clarence House in London.

    The aim of the Big Lunch is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June "in a simple act of community, friendship and fun".

  6. Churchill paintings come to London

    A collection of 37 paintings owned by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill has been accepted by the government as a gift to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax, after the death of Lady Soames, the politician's daughter, last year.

    Churchill's paintings

    Thirty-five of the paintings have been allocated to the National Trust and will remain at Chartwell, the family home in Kent.

    Of the remaining two, one will hang in the Houses of Parliament and the other in the Churchill War Rooms.

  7. Severe Tube delays

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    The Jubilee Line has been suspended between Finchley Road and Waterloo and there are severe delays on the rest of the line due to a person on the track. Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.

    And there are also severe delays on the Metropolitan Line due to signal failure at Wembley Park. Tickets are being accepted on Chiltern Railway and local bus services.

  8. Queuing traffic

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing traffic on the A4 Great West Road Hogarth Lane in Chiswick at Hogarth Roundabout due to traffic light failure. It is also causing congestion on the A3220 Warwick Road junction.

    And on the A12 in Wanstead the entry slip road from Green Man Roundabout is partially blocked with one lane closed causing queuing traffic and long delays northbound because of a multi-vehicle accident.

  9. Happy Birthday!

    Beth Rose

    BBC News

    Have you ever sat on a Bakerloo Line Tube and wondered how long the line has been running for?

    Empty underground station

    Well, today it celebrates its 109th birthday having first opened on 10 March 1906.

  10. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 17:00 on BBC London 94.9: Britain's most senior police officer has apologised to the families of three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green who are believed to have gone to join the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria.

  11. Weekend heads-up

    Heathrow Express tweets: Are you travelling this Sun 15th March? We have a revised timetable - see link for more info -

  12. Violent children

    BBC London 94.9


    On Drivetime with Eddie Nestor from 17:00: The number of reported cases of children being violent to their parents in London is at its highest level in five years with more than 1,500 reports made to Met Police in 2014 including four allegations of rape.

    We'll be hearing from parents about their difficulties. You can listen live on BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 020 7224 2000.

  13. Watch: 3,000 skeletons unearthed

    A discovery of 3,000 human skeletons from a burial site that is 400 years old is being described as one of London's most significant archaeological finds.

    A skeleton

    The Bedlam burial ground, at Liverpool Street station, was used for fatalities of the plague and the Great Fire of London.

  14. Air Ambulance reveals busiest boroughs

    London's Air Ambulance has revealed its busiest boroughs were Westminster (120 patients), Tower Hamlets (104 patients) and Hackney (101 patients) in 2014 as it treated a total of 1,806 people across the capital.

    It said 33% of the total number of call-outs related to road traffic collisions, 27% were falls and 24% stabbings and shootings.

    A public campaign to raise £4.4m in six months to buy an air ambulance for London was launched last month.

  15. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 16:00 on BBC London 94.9: The families of the three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green, who are believed to be living with Islamic State fighters in Syria, have told MPs they might have been able to stop them from running away if they'd been fully informed by the police.

  16. Watch live: Syria girls

    Relatives of three London schoolgirls missing in Syria are answering MPs' questions.

    Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum (l-r)
    Image caption: Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum (l-r)

    You can watch the live stream here.

  17. Lorry driver found after motorcyclist dies

    A driver police were trying to track down after a motorcyclist was in collision with a cement lorry and died has been found.

    The Met was called to Kensington High Street at about 10:00 after the motorcyclist, in his late 30s, was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The driver of the lorry failed to stop at the scene but was later found and spoken to by police. He has not been arrested.

  18. Injured Inniss returns to Crystal Palace

    On-loan Port Vale defender Ryan Inniss has returned to parent club Crystal Palace for treatment on an ankle injury suffered in Saturday's win at Coventry.

    Ryan Inniss

    The centre-half's original loan deal had been set to expire later this week, but Port Vale were looking to extend Inniss's stay.

  19. Bouncing in Barking

    A trampoline park with the capacity for 125-people is set to be installed at Barking Sporthouse and Gym, according to London 24.

  20. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    Our top story at 15:00: Network Rail says overcrowding at London Bridge is not unsafe. That's after claims from the RMT union that there's a problem.

  21. Postcode change 'could increase house prices'

    London Evening Standard


    Residents of Whitton are hoping their house prices will soar after the Royal Mail proposed changing their postcodes following a 40-year campaign.

    The Evening Standard reports that those living in TW3 or TW4 could see their postcodes switched to become aligned with Richmond, where the suburb is geographically placed, if the residents give it final approval.

  22. A day's difference

    Met Police Helicopters tweet: What a difference a day makes! #weather #london #LoveLondon

    London skyline
  23. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 14:00 on BBC London 94.9: Network Rail's denied claims by the RMT union that the regular overcrowding at London Bridge is unsafe - but it's admitted it needs to communicate better with passengers during the station rebuilding work.

  24. How does a sprinter end up on the streets?

    BBC Sportshour tweets: Sierra Leone sprinter Jimmy Thoronka on how he ended up sleeping rough in London

    Jimmy Thoronka
  25. Sunny afternoon

    It will be a dry and mainly sunny afternoon and will feel pleasantly mild in the strong afternoon sunshine with light and variable winds.

    Top temperature: 10C (50F).

  26. HS2 Heathrow leg confirmation

    BBC London transport correspondent Tom Edwards tweets: Dft confirm Hs2 Heathrow spur won't be built as part of phase 1 & 2 by 2033. Final decision will be made after airports commission report

  27. BBC London news

    Asad Ahmad

    Presenter, BBC London

    Join me from 13:35 on BBC One to hear from one of the world's leading sprinters, who went on the run from the authorities, only to be found sleeping rough in London.

    And meet the skeletons of Bedlam.

  28. Woman convicted of silicone buttock murder

    A woman who once ran a transgender escort service has been convicted of murdering a dancer from London whose heart stopped after she was injected with silicone in her buttocks.

    This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe.
    Image caption: Padge-Victoria Windslowe

    Padge-Victoria Windslowe, who has no medical training, faces between 20 and 40 years in prison in America.

  29. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 13:00 on BBC London 94.9: Network Rail says overcrowding at London Bridge is not unsafe. That's after claims from the RMT Union that there's a problem.

  30. Rare 1969 Chevrolet could be scrapped

    London Evening Standard


    A rare 1969 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport car with an Idaho registration plate could be scrapped if its owner doesn't come forward.

    1969 Chevrolet

    The white car, which has damage to its front and side, was left in rush hour traffic in Sutton on 17 February at the junction of Cheam Road and Belmont Rise, according to the Evening Standard.

    Police believe it may have been stolen and the owner may not even be aware it has been taken.

  31. Protest at immigration centre

    Around 100 detainees at the UK's largest immigration detention centre near Heathrow are believed to be protesting about living conditions and delays to their asylum applications.

    Detainees at Harmondsworth Detention Centre protesting in the exercise yard

    They've been spotted in the exercise yard at Harmondsworth, where some detainees began a hunger strike on Sunday.

    The Home Office said the government has commissioned an independent review of detainees' welfare, which it takes very seriously.

  32. Motorcyclist dies in cement lorry crash

    A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a cement lorry in west London.

    Police said the lorry failed to stop at the scene in Kensington High Street at about 10:00. There have been no arrests.

  33. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at noon on BBC London 94.9: Network Rail's denied claims by the RMT union that the regular overcrowding at London Bridge is unsafe - but it's admitted it needs to communicate better with passengers during the station rebuilding work.

  34. HS2 leg to Heathrow 'dropped'

    Nick Hurd, MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, tweets: Delighted that Govt has dropped idea of Heathrow Spur connecting HS2 to Airport. Credit to Ministers for listening to our argument

  35. Colourful sunrise

    Blue tweets: Just before sunrise over the Thames Barrier

  36. Boris 'helps' with Cycle Superhighway

    Construction of central London's Cycle Superhighway has begun with Boris Johnson helping dig out the first tarmac.

    Boris Johnson

    The North-South route will run from Elephant and Castle to King's Cross. Work on the East-West route from Tower Hill to Westbourne Terrace will begin in April.

    Mr Johnson, said: "I know a lot of people thought this would never happen - and a small number of people didn't want it to happen. But it is happening, and London will be better as a result."

  37. Man stabbed to death

    A man was found stabbed to death at a property in Haringey, north London, last night.

    Pembury Road

    Police were called to Pembury Road at about 23:27. A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

  38. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 11:00: Network Rail's admitted it needs to communicate better with passengers caught up in the regular disruption at London Bridge while it's being rebuilt.

  39. Shaun in the City

    Shaun the Sheep is coming to London as part of a charity trail.

    Shaun the Sheep

    More than 100 giant sculptures created by artists, celebrities and designers will be placed across London before being auctioned to raise money for children's charities.

    The London trail will take place from 28 March to 25 May.

  40. 500,000 in financial difficulty

    More than 500,000 Londoners are in financial difficulty, owing debts worth up to £1.4bn according to the London Assembly, which says people are getting into arrears paying for everyday items and bills.

    City Hall said the Mayor had been improving job opportunities, wages and access to debt advice support.

  41. Father warned of sentence on Facebook

    A father has been give a 12-month sentence for not returning his three-year-old daughter from Poland to her mother in Richmond despite a law firm sending him a Facebook message warning him of his predicament.

    Pawel Oboz, Evelyn Rojas Sanchez and Isabella

    Solicitors at Dawson Cornwell sent documents to Pawel Oboz's Facebook page to notify him that a judge had found him to be in contempt of court and was preparing to pass sentence.

    But Mr Oboz, 34, did not respond and has been given a 12-month jail term in his absence for breaching orders to return Isabella to her mother, Evelyn Rojas Sanchez.

  42. Bedlam artefacts

    BBC London 94.9 reporter Jason Rosam tweets: Look at these artefacts found at Bedlam Burial ground at Liverpool St where the Crossrail station will be built...

    Bedlam artefacts
  43. London Bridge crush 'exaggeration'

    Vanessa Feltz

    Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    I've been talking about some passengers abusing rail staff at London Bridge because they are so angry about delayed and cancelled trains.

    Chris Denham from Network Rail told BBC London 94.9: "I'm not going to argue with any passengers who felt uncomfortable....but I do think we need to be very cautious when we're talking about life and limb. Although it's very busy and it has been very difficult, safety has been our absolutely priority."

    He said "you're exaggerating" when it was put to him that someone could be seriously injured or killed at the station.

  44. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 10:00 on BBC London 94.9: The Foreign Secretary has attacked what he calls "apologists" for Islamist terrorism who've tried to blame the intelligence agencies for radicalising the London jihadist Mohammed Emwazi.

  45. Comic book line-up

    A line-up of people have dressed as comic book superheroes on the steps of the ExCel centre in Docklands, to promote the London Super Comic Convention this weekend.

    Comic book convention
  46. Travelling through 'scary' London Bridge

    Vanessa Feltz

    Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    We're talking about the "chaos" at London Bridge after the RMT said angry passengers were attacking staff when their trains were delayed or cancelled.

    Commuter David from Highgate said: "It's quite a bad situation for the station because as it's just too small in certain areas, the platforms are too small.

    "I was going to Croydon and I was going against the sea of people coming in and we haven't got a platform and the train is leaving in 3 minutes. All of a sudden we get a platform with one minute to spare and it's quite scary.

    "You have aggressive time-conscious passengers who are trying to go to work and the staff are not enough. The staff they have is enough if everything is running to plan."

  47. 'Too many trees cut down'

    Enfield Independent

    An MP has expressed his disappointment at the number of trees that have been felled along a railway embankment, reports the Enfield Independent.

    Enfield Southgate MP David Burrowes believes residents have been left fuming by the number of trees cut down between Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill stations.

    The Conservative MP told the paper: "Yet again I have needed to get Network Rail managers down to view the scale of tree felling which is causing much public concern."

  48. Millwall sacks Holloway

    BBC Sport

    Millwall have sacked manager Ian Holloway after a little more than a year in the job and Saturday's 4-1 home defeat to Norwich.

    Ian Hollway

    Neil Harris has agreed to take charge of the first team until the end of the season as the club begins its search for a permanent replacement.

  49. Work beings in cycle superhighway

    BBC London correspondent Tom Edwards tweets: Work on N/S cycle superhighway begins. There will be some disruption while work goes on.

    Cycle superhighway
  50. Skeletons removed at Liverpool Street

    Archaeologists have begun excavating up to 3,000 skeletons from a burial ground under London's Liverpool Street station.

    Archaeologists working at the site

    The Bedlam burial ground is a site which will serve the cross-London Crossrail line.

    To date, Crossrail archaeologists have unearthed more than 10,000 artefacts spanning many years of London's past across more than 40 construction sites. It is the UK's largest archaeology project.

  51. '167 sex offenders missing in London'

    Hundreds of convicted sex offenders have gone missing from across the UK including 167 in London.

    Figures released by 39 forces under the Freedom of Information Act show 396 sex offenders are currently wanted because their whereabouts are unknown

    A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said London's "diverse multicultural population" meant a large percentage of sex offenders were "either known or believed to be living abroad, having returned to their country of origin".

  52. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 09:00 on BBC London 94.9: Figures from Scotland Yard show 167 convicted sex offenders are currently missing from London - almost half the total for the whole of the UK.

  53. Staff 'verbally abused' at rail station

    Vanessa Feltz

    Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    The RMT union has said staff at London Bridge have been spat at, verbally abused and even had hot coffee thrown over them during the disruption caused by work to rebuild the station.

    What is your response to that? You can listen live on BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 020 7224 2000.

  54. Rail staff 'had coffee thrown over them'

    Rail staff have been threatened, had hot coffee thrown over them and been spat at by passengers caught up in delays and overcrowding at London Bridge station, according to the RMT.

    London Bridge crowds

    The union has now written to train companies Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink, as well as Network Rail, demanding urgent action over assaults and abuse of staff caught in the crossfire.

  55. Mayor to kick-off 'superhighway' work

    Work will begin later on the north-south route of a controversial new cycleway across London.

    Artists impression

    Mayor Boris Johnson will officially start work on the £160m cycle "superhighway" at St George's Circus in Southwark, south London.

  56. Road delays

    Paul Murphy-Kasp

    Journalist, BBC London

    In the Blackwall Tunnel there is queuing northbound from the Sun in the Sands pub after a breakdown closed the tunnel earlier.

    The A1 southbound entry from the M25 is part blocked after a lorry broke down. There is queuing on A1(M) and M25.

    For more update visit the BBC Travel London website.

  57. Rail disruption

    BBC Travel

    BBC Travel

    There is disruption this morning on South West Trains between London Waterloo and Richmond due to over running engineering works.

    Tickets are being accepted on London Underground, local buses and First Great Western services.

    For update visit BBC Travel London.

  58. A foggy start in London town...

    BBC Weather


    Early mist or fog will clear quickly this morning with a rural frost in places.


    Some cloud may develop in the west but all parts will stay dry with plenty of hazy sunshine.

    Winds will stay light today and the temperature will reach around 12C (54F).

  59. Post update

    Beth Rose

    BBC News

    Welcome to Tuesday on Local Live London. I'm here until 18:00 bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for London.

    If you want to contact me with a story, comment or photo then email or tweet @BBCLondonNews.