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  1. Raid on Hatton Garden jewellers
  2. Holborn power restored after fire
  3. Sergeant denies army base rapes
  4. Crystal Palace FC sale talks 'ongoing'
  5. Paedophile priest case to be reviewed
  6. Updates on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Live Reporting

By Elaine Okyere and Pippa Stephens

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's all from BBC Local Live for today. See you back here tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.

  2. On air

    BBC London News

    On BBC London News this evening at 18:30, Hatton Gardens' safety deposit boxes are emptied in a raid on one of London's most exclusive jewellery districts.

    Also, politicians from the three main parties go head-to-head to debate London's NHS services.

  3. Aljaz Bedene backed by Greg Rusedski

    BBC Sport

    Slovenia-born Aljaz Bedene's decision to represent Great Britain will be good for British tennis, says Greg Rusedski. Bedene, 26, is ranked 99th in the world and became British number two after switching countries last month.

    Aljaz Bedene

    Bedene, who moved to the UK seven years ago and lives in London, represented Britain for the first time at the weekend, and he qualified for the main draw of the Casablanca Open.

  4. Weather to stay fine

    BBC Weather

    The weather in London will stay fine, with clear spells and light winds into the evening.

    It will become locally chilly by dawn where clear skies persist the longest, while some coastal areas around the Thames Estuary may develop low cloud and areas of fog. Minimum temperature: 3C (37F).

  5. Easter egg hunt for lemurs

    Lemurs at London Zoo in Regent's Park have a new home, which the zoo marked with an Easter egg hunt for the primates.


    The animals did not crack open a chocolate egg, however, rather a more health-conscious papier mache shell filled with steamed vegetables. Yum.

  6. Problems heading away from London

    BBC Travel

    There are problems heading away from London this evening on the A12. At junction 13, Ingatestone, a lorry has crashed into the central reservation and is blocking the road.

    Queues are back to the M25 at the junction 28 Brook Street roundabout.

    Delays continue in central London following the Holborn fire. London Buses tell us they've got delays of up to half an hour and it's slow on the Strand and around Trafalgar Square.

  7. Boat race preparations

    The Cambridge University Women's Boat Crew has been practicing on the River Thames ahead of the boat race on Saturday.

    Cambridge Women's Boat Crew

    It will be the first time that the women's boat race will take place on the same stretch of water and on the same day as the men's event. On 12 April the Newton Women's Boat Race will start at 16:50 ahead of the BNY Mellon Boat Race, both races will be live on BBC One.

  8. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    The top story in the capital on BBC London 94.9 at 17:00 is: about 300 safety deposit boxes have been broken into in a robbery in Hatton Garden over the Easter weekend.

    It was only reported this morning when the jewellers opened for business.

    Police say the burglars look to have used heavy cutting equipment to gain access to a vault.

  9. Paramedic refused woman as 'nearing end of shift'

    A paramedic refused to help a woman, thought to be pregnant, who was vomiting and feeling dizzy because he was near the end of his shift, a tribunal has heard.

    Edmund Daly, a London Ambulance Service team leader at the time of the incident, also said it was "dangerous" to respond to the emergency call because his crew were "very tired".

  10. Camden Lock revamp

    London Evening Standard


    Developers behind the Shard skyscraper are set to revamp Camden Lock, the Evening Standard reports.

    Camden lock

    Billionaire Teddy Sagi has asked Mace to develop the village, including 170 private and affordable homes, shops, market pitches and offices.

  11. Hatton Garden burglary

    Police were called to reports of a burglary at a safety deposit business at Hatton Garden in Holborn this morning at 08:10.

    Detectives are at the scene of the crime, where heavy cutting equipment appears to have been used to get into a vault and a number of safety deposit boxes have been broken into.

  12. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    The top story in the capital on BBC London 94.9 at 16:00 is: A woman has died after a fire in a flat in Sutton overnight.

    Crews found her body in a bedroom on the second floor of a six-storey block in Brighton Road shortly after 3pm.

    The cause is being investigated.

  13. Magna Carta app

    An app has been developed to help people explore the meadow where the Magna Carta was sealed nearly 800 years ago in Surrey.

    Salisbury's Magna Carta

    Nineteen students from Royal Holloway London University have designed the app which gives visitors the option of seven trails to follow in Runnymede.

  14. Refuse collection changes

    Ealing Council tweets: Remember that refuse & recycling collections will take place a day later this week. Find your day here:

  15. If the shoe fits...

    Dozens of burglars in London have been caught thanks to a revolutionary police scanner that matches the footprints of suspects to marks left at crime scenes, reports the Evening Standard.

    A pilot scheme in north-west London has led to the arrest of 76 burglars in the last 12 months, the newspaper said.

  16. Death in Wembley

    A man with injuries to his chest has died in Wembley, a Met Police spokesman has said.

    Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at 11:15 to the man in his vehicle at Green Hill. The death is being treated as suspicious and is under investigation by the homicide team. There will be a post-mortem in due course.

  17. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    The top story in the capital on BBC London 94.9 at 15:00 is: A man has died from chest injuries after being found in a car in Wembley this morning.

  18. Son 'told to lower' father's tribute flag

    A retired policeman is shocked after Bromley Council told him to take down a flagpole dedicated to his late father, reports the News Shopper.

    Kevin Coleville, 57, from St John's Road in Petts Wood, has flown the Union Jack flag outside his house for a number of years and recently put up a second pole flying the Royal Navy flag in memory of his late father, the newspaper said.

  19. Who's in the BBC building today?

    Earlier London singer Jamie T dropped by to perform in the Radio 1 Live Lounge and to talk about his new EP, Magnolia Melancholia. For more on who is gracing the corridors, visit the BBC Taster website who's in today.

    Jamie T
  20. Army sergeant denies sex abuse charges

    An army sergeant accused of sexually abusing female recruits has denied the charges. Edwin Mee, 45, of Tavistock Road, Croydon, south London, allegedly targeted 11 victims aged between 15 and 25 on military bases.

    The Scottish soldier denied 17 counts of sexual assault, three rapes and one count of assault by penetration at Southwark Crown Court. His trial is due to start tomorrow.

  21. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    The top stories in the capital on BBC London 94.9 at 14:00 are:

    • The organisation that manages the Thames says almost a thousand razor blades found dumped in the river last week must have been put there deliberately.
    • Camden Council says it'll work closely with businesses affected by last week's fire in Holborn. Kingsway's still closed to traffic as engineers continue to repair the damage caused by the fire, which broke out in tunnels housing underground power cables.
  22. Jubilee line delays

    Jubilee line tweets: Severe delays between Wembley Park and Stanmore while we fix a signal failure at Queensbury. Good service on the rest on the line.

  23. Parish: 'No plans to sell' Crystal Palace

    BBC Sport

    Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has no immediate plans to sell the Premier League club, but says talks are ongoing with an interested party.

    Steve Parish

    The Eagles were linked with a takeover by American billionaire Josh Harris late last year. "The only reason for us to get money in is to improve the infrastructure. There is no rush and we are in a good place. If it happens, it happens," Parish said.

  24. Health and the election

    BBC London

    General Election 2015

    How will the election affect healthcare in the capital? Tonight on BBC London News politicians from the three main parties will be setting out their vision on how to tackle healthcare in London as the population continues to grow.

    What are your thoughts? Get in touch by emailing, or on Twitter.

  25. Spring is in the air

    Could spring be here? The warm weather is continuing across the UK and people have been out and about in Kew Gardens enjoying the sunshine.

    Kew Gardens
  26. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    The top stories in the capital on BBC London 94.9 at 13:00 are:

    • A woman's died after a fire in a flat in Sutton overnight.
    • A former senior Met detective claims staff shortages and overcrowding are making it harder to tackle Islamic radicalisation in prisons.
  27. On air

    Alex Bushill

    BBC London News

    On BBC London News this lunchtime: a swathe of central London remains closed after an underground fire last week forced the evacuation of thousands.

    Camden council promise to help businesses claim compensation but many face a morning of disruption and delays as they return to work after the holiday weekend.

    And after a second morning of sunshine, how long will it last? We have a full weather forecast at 13:30.

  28. Shadowless skyscrapers

    BBC London 94.9

    Robert Elms on BBC London 94.9 this lunchtime will be talking to architects NBBJ about their design for a shadowless skyscraper in North Greenwich, next to the O2 stadium.

  29. Family affair for marathon challenge

    A father and two sons will be tackling the London Marathon later this month in aid of children's charities Plan UK and Barnardo's.

    Dean Mottershead, 55, from Macclesfield, will be running the 26.2 mile course alongside his sons Nick, 25, and Jon, 23. Jon said: "It's going to be even more special doing it with my brother and my old man. It really is a once-in-a-lifetime event for our family as my dad will be hanging up his marathon shoes after this one."

  30. Dog's dinner

    First the Cereal Cafe, then one serving only porridge - and now brunch for dogs.


    Never short on dining fads, Shoreditch is to house a pop-up whole food restaurant for dogs this weekend.

  31. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    The top story in the capital on BBC London 94.9 at 12:00 is: former Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned that a second term for David Cameron could plunge the UK into "economic chaos".

    He says the Conservatives' pledge of a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union would put jobs, businesses and the UK's world standing at risk.

  32. Liverpool street train delays

    Delays to and from London Liverpool Street stations are expected until 12:00 following a signalling problem at the station. Commuters are being warned to expect up to 30 minutes of delays.

    Get up to date travel information on BBC London travel News or follow @BBCTravelAlert on Twitter.

  33. Woman dies after Sutton fire

    A woman has died following a fire at a flat in south-west London this morning. London Fire Brigade were called to the blaze on Brighton Road, in Sutton, at 03:09 where they found a body of a woman in the bedroom.

    Around a quarter of the second floor flat in the six storey block was left damaged by the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  34. Holloway fire displaces residents

    A blaze which left dozens of Holloway residents in temporary accommodation over Easter is being investigated by London Fire Brigade, reports the Islington Gazette.

    The newspaper said the fire engulfed the roof of Rollit House, a block of 24 homes, with 37 people having to evacuated from the building.

  35. QPR's Vargas ruled out for season

    BBC Sport

    Queens Park Rangers striker Eduardo Vargas has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

    Eduardo Vargas

    The 25-year-old Chilean scored in Saturday's 4-1 win at West Brom, but he was replaced after falling on his left knee.

  36. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    The top story in the capital on BBC London 94.9 at 11:00 is: the government has dismissed claims by a former senior Met detective that staff shortages and overcrowding are making it harder to tackle Islamic radicalisation in prisons.

    Chris Phillips, who worked closely with the Home office on its counter terrorism strategy, said fewer prison officers means extremists aren't being monitored properly.

  37. Woman with dementia goes missing

    A 76-year-old woman from Haringey with dementia has gone missing, say police.

    Margaret Jean Willing was last seen at 18:00 yesterday when she left an address in Muswell Hill, where she is being cared for by a friend.

    She is 4ft 5in tall of slight build, with blonde hair worn in a ponytail and was last seen wearing a black knee length puffa coat with brown boots, carrying a black cloth bag , police say.

  38. Basking pelicans in St James' Park

    Two great white pelicans in London's St James's Park were enjoying the weather in the capital yesterday, where it peaked at 17C (63F).

    People look at two Great White Pelicans in St James's Park

    What is in store for the weather today? Find out on BBC weather online.

  39. Women in space

    Ham & High


    North London schoolgirls will research the history of women in space with the Science Museum, the Ham & High newspaper reports.

    The girls, at Parliament Hill School, will interview women working in the space programme and the world of science.

    They will also go through archives at the Women's Library in Holborn to find out how women conquered discrimination in the early days of the US space programme, the paper says.

  40. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    The top story in capital on BBC London 94.9 at 10:00 is: waiting times for doctors' appointments, which has been the main election battleground this morning.

    Both the Labour and Conservative party are disputing the number of surgeries open in the evenings and at weekends.

  41. Voters' concerns in Ealing

    Ealing Central and Acton is one of about 20 seats that could shape the outcome of the election, BBC London's Victoria Hollins reports.

    Cross Rail development

    She hears about voters' concerns, including the NHS, education and housing for young people, in the constituency where Labour needs a swing of 3.9% to win.

  42. Homeless families in temporary Brent B&Bs

    In 2014, the London borough of Brent had 77 families with children living in temporary hotel accommodation for more than six weeks, reports Get West London.

    According to the children's charity Barnardo's, the housing and benefits system is failing homeless children stuck in Brent B&Bs, the local newspaper said.

  43. Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Man City

    BBC Sport

    Crystal Palace beat Manchester City at Selhurst Park yesterday.

    Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is tackled by Damien Delaney (L) and James McArthur of Crystal Palace

    Glenn Murray put Crystal Palace ahead with a tap-in from close range before Jason Puncheon fired in a free-kick from the edge of the box. Yaya Toure's fierce strike pulled a goal back for fourth-placed City but Palace held on to move up to 11th.

  44. The campaign so far

    BBC London 94.9

    On BBC London 94.9 Vanessa Feltz is discussing the election campaign so far as there are 30 days left until polling day.

    Get involved in the discussion by calling 020 7224 2000.

  45. Gas supplies restored after Holborn fire

    The National Grid has said it has been able to restore gas supplies to all but one property on Kingsway, following a fire in Holborn last week. The blaze was put out on Friday after burning for more than 36 hours.

    outside Holborn underground station on 2nd April

    In a statement, the National Grid said after working all of Sunday "engineers now need confirmation from the building owner's structural engineer that the final piece of work can continue". They added engineers will return today to complete the laying of the service pipe and restore the gas supply.

  46. Row over GP's hours

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC London 94.9 political reporter

    Susana Mendonça tweets: Outside a GP surgery for @BBCLondon949 Labour to have 1200 new GPs in London. Tories say labour change to GP contracts reduced out of hours

  47. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    The top story in capital on BBC London 94.9 at 09:00 is: A former senior Met detective claims staff shortages and overcrowding are making it harder to tackle Islamic radicalisation in prisons.

  48. Car crash in Poplar

    Four men have been taken to hospital after a car crash in Poplar.

    Police were called to the A12 at Lochnagar Street, at 00:14 to reports of a car in collision with a lorry. The four passengers were taken to an east London hospital where their condition is currently being assessed.

  49. Serious delays in central London

    TfL Bus Alerts tweets: Due to the serious delays in Central London bus tickets and passes are accepted in Zone 1.

  50. Paedophile priest case to be reviewed

    A review is to be carried out into why catholic priest Father Tony McSweeney, who was jailed last month for sexually abusing a teenage boy at a children's home in Hounslow, was moved to a new parish after a cleaner found pornographic videos at his previous church in Essex.

    Anthony McSweeney

    At the time no allegations of child abuse had been made against so the videos were treated as a matter of clergy discipline.

    That will now be reviewed by the Bishop of East Anglia.

  51. Rail line re-opens

    BBC Travel

    The rail line between Reading and Paddington has re-opened this morning, after four days of major engineering work replacing sections of track around Reading and Slough stations.

    However, there currently remains a revised service on First Great Western services on that route.

  52. A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach closed

    BBC Travel

    The A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach in Poplar is closed causing long delays southbound between Bow Interchange and Blackwall Tunnel, because of a serious accident.

    Diversions are in operation for bus routes 309 and 323 and route 488 will not call at Tesco, at Bow.

  53. Fine and dry day

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather, London

    A chilly start but another fine and dry day across London with sunny spells.

    Top temperature: 17C (63F).

  54. Good morning

    Elaine Okyere

    BBC London News

    Good morning I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Send us your news, views or photos by email, Twitter or Facebook.