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  1. Farewell

    That's all from us today, we will be back at 08:00 tomorrow bringing you all the latest news, weather and travel for London. Have a good evening.

  2. Sunny spells and a light breeze

    BBC Weather

    It will be fine during the evening with sunny spells for many and a light breeze. While many areas should retain largely clear skies overnight, some southern places such as Epsom may see areas of low cloud and mist spread northwards overnight.

    Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).

  3. Boy quizzes London Fire Brigade

    A six-year-old boy has written to London Fire Brigade to ask "why they didn't use foam" to fight the Holborn fire, after having watched BBC News. Here's why LFB didn't.

    Picture from six-year-old child
  4. Appeal after acid attack and stabbing

    Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy was stabbed and a 20-year-old had acid thrown into his face in Fulham. south-west London.

    Officers were called to St Marks Close at 00:40 on 10 April after a 19-year-old was stabbed and a 20-year-old man was dragged into a car, which police say is a silver Mercedes C220 Estate.

    Around 10 minutes later, they found the man, thought to have been forced into the car, on Beverley Way. He had been attacked with acid and assaulted.

  5. 'Mad men' cats need new home

    Seven neglected cats at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home named after Mad Men characters are looking for new homes.

    Peggy, Betty, Joan, Megan, Sally, Dawn and Trudy were brought to the centre after being found abandoned in a box with no food or water at a local dog boarding kennels.

  6. Star Wars exhibit prepared at Madame Tussauds

    Wax figures of Princess Leia and Jabba the Hutt are being set up at Madame Tussauds as part of a new Star Wars exhibition which will open to the public on 16 May.

    Madame Tussauds' Princess Leia and Jabba the Hut
  7. Health tourism focus

    BBC London News

    How much is health tourism costing London taxpayers? Tonight's programme at 18.30 on BBC One looks at figures from King's College Hospital, which was out of pocket £7.8m for treatments from overseas patients last financial year.

  8. QPR to ban fans who hurled 'missiles' at pitch

    BBC Sport

    Queen's Park Rangers say they will "indefinitely" ban any fans who threw "missiles" such as coins and plastic bottles at the pitch during their match against Chelsea yesterday.

    CCTV footage of the incident is being reviewed by the club, who say they will liaise with police.

  9. Professor Green named Calm patron

    Hackney-born singer and songwriter Professor Green, 31, has been named the new patron of Calm, the charity dedicated to preventing male suicide in the UK.

    Professor Green

    Calm (Campaign Against Living Miserably) has supported more than 30,000 callers over the last year via its helpline and webchat.

  10. £5 mugging victim 'could have died'

    Judge Recorder Andrew Mitchell said the attack on 92-year-old Stanley Evans could have been fatal.

    He said: "The victim in the case could easily have died, not through any other reason than just snatching something from him, and causing him therefore to fall down, and he could have just gone at that age."

    The judge added he was a "very small, frail man".

  11. Delays on M25 after pile-up

    BBC Travel

    The M25 anticlockwise is down to a single lane between J7 at the M23 and J6 at Godstone after a multi-vehicle collision.

    Traffic is queuing back through J7.

    There are severe delays on the Hammersmith and City Line between Liverpool Street and Barking after a signal failure at Whitechapel and on the Metropolitan line south from Wembley Park to Aldgate.

  12. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Our top story at 17:00: A man is in a stable condition in hospital after having a corrosive liquid thrown in his face.

    It's also thought the 20-year-old student swallowed some of the liquid and has injuries to his throat.

    The man is believed to have been dragged into a car in Fulham and was later discovered by police officers in Kingston.

  13. Live cricket: Middlesex v Nottinghamshire

    Kevin Hand

    BBC London 94.9 cricket reporter

    Middlesex scrambled to 158-7 at tea on day two at Lord's as Nottinghamshire forced an inexplicable middle order collapse in the afternoon session.

    James Harris at Middlesex hits out
    Image caption: James Harris at Middlesex hits out

    Replying to the visitors 298, the hosts had a nervy scrap to avoid the follow of 249 as wicketkeeper John Simpson has steered the tail with his unbeaten 26.

    Middlesex's chances in the match have been further hampered by the broken hand suffered by their batsman Dawid Malan in the field yesterday.

  14. A&E waiting times

    Fifteen out of 22 patients who spent more than 12 hours waiting in A&E in the week ending 5 April were at King's College Hospital, NHS England figures show.

  15. Mugged OAP was 'easy victim'

    Solomon Bygraves, who is homeless and has 21 convictions for 49 offences, had his head in his hands as the sentencing hearing began earlier.

    Mr Evans, a retired camera assistant who worked on films such as Brighton Rock in 1947, was not in court for the sentencing.

    His lawyer Richard Sedgwick said there appeared to be some evidence of "targeting". "Mr Evans presents as an easy victim," he added.

  16. Breaking£5 pensioner mugger jailed

    The man who mugged a 93-year-old for £5 has been sentenced to 30 months in jail.

    Stanley Evans

    Solomon Bygraves, 29, robbed Stanley Evans (pictured) in the entrance to his block of flats in Soho as the older man returned from a shopping trip.

    Southwark Crown Court heard in Mr Evans' statement: "He tried to con me by offering to help me with my bags, I believe purely to get into the block of flats to rob me."

  17. Appeal after Ilford hit and run

    The Met Police are appealing for information and a potential witness following a hit and run collision which left a woman in a critical condition.

    The 42-year-old was crossing the road outside an easyGym when she was hit in Winston Way, Ilford, by a dark coloured car, believed to be a Vauxhall Vectra.

    Police say the driver of a silver Audi could have vital information about the incident, which happened on Saturday at 01:48.

  18. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Our top story at 16:00: Rush hour travellers have had a "nightmare Monday" commute across London after a series of unrelated rail and Tube train delays.

    Seven separate failures affected Southeastern passengers through London Bridge, which then created overcrowding at Victoria and Canada Water. Network Rail and Transport for London have apologised to passengers.

  19. 'Frack free' zone declared

    Waltham Forest Guardian

    Campaigners have taken their battle to protect the planet one step further in Waltham Forest by declaring Walthamstow Village a 'frack free' area, reports Zoie O'Brien.

  20. 'Don't lurch to the right or left' - Clegg's urges Londoners

    Mr Clegg adds: "The last thing a big thriving city like this needs is a lurch to the right or the left.

    Nick Clegg

    "The only way we are actually going to balance the books, do it fairly and invest in our schools, in our nurseries, in our colleges, in our NHS is by electing more Liberal Democrat MPs on 7 May."

  21. 'Don't dance to the tune of Nigel Farage' - Clegg pleads

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC London 94.9 political reporter

    Deputy PM Nick Clegg wraps up: "The last thing that London needs and the last thing that this country needs is a lurch to the right.

    "Just imagine a conservative minority administration dancing to the tune of Nigel Farage, in hoc to the swivel-eyed brigade on the right wing of the conservative backbenches.

    "Just imagine an Ed Miliband administration dancing to the tune of Alex Salmond."

  22. Video: Edmonton family seeks answers over woman's death

    The family of a woman from north London, who died in India last month, are demanding answers about the circumstances surrounding her death.

    Seeta Saini

    The husband of Seeta Saini, from Edmonton, says she passed away during her sleep. Indian police, investigating the death, have confirmed they are carrying out forensic tests.

  23. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Our top story at 15:00:

    Police are continuing to a question a man on suspicion of conspiring to murder a Syrian preacher who was found shot dead in his car in Wembley.

  24. London 'benefited from Lib Dems'

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC London 94.9 political reporter

    Nick Clegg said if his party "hadn't stepped up to the plate back in 2010" the economy in London "would not now be growing as it is".

    "We wouldn't have more people in work than ever before; we wouldn't have all the apprentices that are now taking up apprenticeships and have the millions of people who got tax cuts because we raised the point at which they pay income tax.

    "The pensioners of London wouldn't be getting a fairer deal, little kids at primary school wouldn't be getting healthy meals at lunchtime. The list goes on. I'm really proud of that and I'm hear to campaign on that record."

  25. Clegg defends Lib Dems' record

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC London 94.9 political reporter

    The deputy PM Nick Clegg has told BBC London 94.9 he's determined to make sure his party doesn't lose any of its seats in London.

    Nick Clegg in south London today
    Image caption: Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in London today

    The Lib Dems currently hold seven seats in London, which both Labour and the Conservatives are fighting to take out of their hands.

    Speaking from Carshalton Mr Clegg said he did not listen to polls that paint a dismal outcome in the capital for his party: "I'm determined to make sure that doesn't happen... I'm just a campaigning politician. I believe passionately that the Lib Dems have done a great job in government."

  26. Woman and child in hit and run

    A woman and a child are in hospital after a car hit them during morning rush hour in Wood Green.

    The car struck them in High Road at about 08:40. A second child was also hit and has minor injuries.

    The driver stopped at the scene but no arrests have been made.

  27. Video: Clegg 'mobbed' in south London

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC London 94.9 political reporter

    Nick Clegg is in there somewhere. He was mobbed by supporters and a few protesters outside St Helier's Hospital in south London on campaign trail visit #GE2015

  28. Live cricket: Middlesex v Nottinghamshire

    Kevin Hand

    BBC London 94.9 cricket reporter

    Cricket bat and ball

    Middlesex reach lunch on 70-2, a reasonably solid start to their innings under leaden skies in London.

    Nottinghamshire earlier fell short of a third batting point as they were skittles for 298.

    The pitch and ball are behaving well for an early season match but the hosts must this afternoon beware their Achilles heel of recent seasons - the middle order collapse.

  29. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Our top story at 14:00:

    Network Rail has apologised after seven separate signal problems caused major problems for passengers in south London this morning.

  30. Police look for 'vulnerable' teen

    Rossana Manuel

    A "vulnerable" teenage girl who went missing from Abbey Wood on 28 March is still missing, say police.

    Rossana Manuel, 15, went missing from Shaw Close and has since been seen travelling on a 53 bus from Greenwich towards Deptford on on 10 April.

    She is black, around 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build with long plaited afro-style hair, police say, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and grey coloured trainers.

  31. Clegg's London ambitions

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC London 94.9 political reporter

    tweets: My vine of Nick Clegg popping into a bakery in Carshalton on the campaign trail #GE2015. He says that his candidates will hold onto seven London seats.

  32. Lunchtime news

    BBC London News

    In our 13:35 bulletin on BBC One: The family of a woman from north London, who died in India last month, are demanding answers about the circumstances surrounding her death.

    The husband of Seeta Saini, from Edmonton, says she passed away during her sleep. Police, trying to discover why she died, have confirmed they are carrying out forensic tests.

  33. Esher 'number one tax hotspot'

    Esher in Surrey is Britain's number one income tax hotspot, due to celebrity neighbours and commuter links to the City, research by an accountancy firm shows.

    Mick Hucknall

    Frank Lampard, Gary Lineker, Mick Hucknall (pictured) and Chris Tarrant all live in the area, which has seen the average income tax rise by 8% between 2012 and 2013.

  34. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Our top story at 13:00: A body found in a canal in Paddington last Tuesday has been confirmed as an 85-year-old man who had been reported missing from St Mary's Hospital.

    Stanley Henry came from Stratford and police say his death isn't being treated as suspicious.

  35. Clegg 'checks out' art gallery

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC London 94.9 political reporter

    tweets: Nick Clegg arrives in Carshalton... Checking out a local art gallery first #GE2015

  36. Lib Dem 'battle bus' in Carshalton

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC London 94.9 political reporter

    tweets: It's also a good day to spot the Lib Dem battle bus in Carshalton... journos and press officers waiting for its arrival #GE2015

    Nick Clegg with his tour bus
  37. Rail delays and disruption in Wood Green

    BBC Travel

    There will be delays of up to 70 minutes to, from and via London Bridge for the next few hours.

    The A105 High Road in Wood Green is closed due to an accident. There are severe delays on the road both ways between Gladstone Avenue junction and Turnpike Lane station. Nine bus routes in the area are diverted.

    On the Jubilee line, there are severe delays following this morning's signal failure.

  38. Prince challenges Farage to Hyde Park duel

    Polish prince Janek Żyliński, whose father led a cavalry charge against the Nazis in 1939 saving 6,000 Jews, has challenged UKIP leader Nigel Farage to a duel in Hyde Park.

    Nigel Farage
    Image caption: Will Mr Farage be up for the challenge?

    He says: "I have had enough of the discrimination against Polish people. The most idiotic example I have heard of has been Nigel Farage blaming migrants for traffic jams on the M4.

    "Enough is enough. I would like us to meet in Hyde Park one morning and solve this matter as an 18th century Polish aristocrat and an English gentleman would traditionally do. Are you up for it, Mr Farage?"

  39. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Our top story at 12:00: Dame Angela Lansbury says she felt like "a million dollars" after she was named Best Supporting Actress at the Olivier Awards for her performance in Blithe Spirit.

    At 89 it was her first West End role for 40 years - and her first ever Olivier.

  40. Drowning man in Thames saved

    In case you missed it over the weekend: a man whose body went into shock at the cold temperatures of the Thames was saved from drowning in the river last night.


    The RNLI says it found the man under Cannon Street struggling to swim, due to the shock of the cold water, and managed to grab him "just before he went under the surface".

  41. London Bridge services 'returning to normal'

    Tom Edwards

    Transport correspondent, London

    Network Rail says the problems at London Bridge have now been fixed.

    Commuters can still expect disruption as services return to normal.

  42. Network Rail apologises for 'difficult journeys'

    Alasdair Coates at Network Rail says he "apologises for what has been a very difficult journey to work" for those affected this morning.

    "We are investigating what on initial inspection appears to be several unrelated faults on the lines between Deptford, New Cross and London Bridge," he adds.

    He says the faults were fixed by 08:00 but by that time the "damage was done".

  43. Rival airports achieve 'record passengers'

    BBC Business


    Rival airports London Heathrow and London Gatwick - both vying to be the site of a new runway - have reported record passenger numbers for March.

    Gatwick said passenger numbers stood at 3 million in the month, a 9.2% rise on the same month a year ago.

    Heathrow airport also reported a record 5.95 million passengers in March, a 3.4% rise on a year earlier.

  44. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Our top story at 11:00: Police are trying to trace a convicted sex offender who has absconded from a mental health unit in Hackney.

    Anthony Abo-lari-onwa, who is 22, was on escorted leave from the John Howard Centre when he disappeared yesterday afternoon.

  45. LU apology over Tube delays

    London Underground's operations director for the District line Steve White said: "Services on the District, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines were suspended this morning due to a problem with a set of points.

    "Our technical staff were on standby to resolve the problem within an hour and services resumed at 7.32am. I apologise for the disruption caused to our customers.

    "We are undertaking additional maintenance work at key locations in order to reduce delays and recently announced a £5.5bn modernisation to these Tube lines, which will mean faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys for millions of passengers."

  46. Union anger over Tube 'chaos'

    RMT union general secretary Mick Cash has criticised this morning's Tube problems: "It is a nightmare Monday for hundreds of thousands of commuters this morning due to yet another signal breakdown with our members reporting total chaos and severe overcrowding on the lines still running."

    "We have warned repeatedly about the impact of cuts to maintenance and staffing and those warnings have been rubbished and ignored by Tube bosses working to a political agenda handed down by London Mayor Boris Johnson."

  47. Push for patients to show their passports in hospital

    Patients could be made to show their passports when they use hospital care in England under new rules introduced by the government.

    Care generic

    Those accessing new treatment will be asked questions about their residence status in the UK and may have to submit their passports when this is in doubt.

  48. On the campaign trail

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC London 94.9 political reporter

    I have been talking about Labour's manifesto to voters in Brent Cross and Bounds Green in north London for @BBCLondon949 this morning, now I'm off to Carshalton in south-west London to meet the Lib Dems on tour. #GE2015

  49. Does the capital embrace UKIP?

    UKIP member Maxine Spencer tells the Ham & High newspaper she meets "so many people" who want to vote for the party.

    She says in 2010 she got "loads of abuse" but the climate has changed, due to the economic situation.

  50. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Our top story at 10:00: Southeastern has apologised to commuters caught up in yet another morning of disruption at London Bridge.

    It is warning of cancellations and delays of up to 100 minutes, due to what Network Rail says is over-running engineering work.

    The station has been plagued by disruption during work to rebuild it and last month the company promised an action plan to relieve congestion.

  51. Players hit by objects thrown on pitch

    BBC Sport

    "If, at the end of the game, someone threw a pound coin, put it in your pocket. If someone threw a chocolate, eat it. It is no problem," Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said after QPR fans threw objects onto the pitch at Loftus Road in Chelsea's 1-0 win on Sunday.

    Branislav Ivanovic hit by object
    QPR v Chelsea
  52. £5 mugger to be sentenced

    CCTV footage showing a man about to mug a 92-year-old man

    A man will be sentenced later for a "callous and sickening" robbery in which he knocked over a frail pensioner for just £5.

    Solomon Bygraves, 29, followed Stanley Evans into his block of flats and pushed him over as he lunged for his wallet on 31 January..

    Mr Evans, then 92, remained on the ground in the entrance to the flats in Soho, central London, for five minutes before he managed to get to his feet and call 999. He suffered a shoulder injury.

    Bygraves, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty at London's Southwark Crown Court via prison video-link last month.

  53. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Our top story at 09:00: A man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder a former imam at a mosque in Acton who was found shot dead in a car in Wembley.

    Abdul Hadi Arwani was born in Syria and was an outspoken critic of President Assad but his family said they do not believe that was the motive for his murder.

  54. Stars turn out for Olivier Awards

    Murder She Wrote star Dame Angela Lansbury has picked up her first Olivier award for best supporting actress in Blithe Spirit - her first West End production for 40 years.

    Mark Strong and Angela Lansbury
    Image caption: Best actor Mark Strong and best supporting actress Angela Lansbury

    The special award of the night went to Kevin Spacey, who ends his tenure as Artistic Director at The Old Vic theatre this autumn.

    And Mark Strong was named best actor for his performance in Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge".

  55. Holborn partially reopened

    Louise Pepper

    Journalist, BBC London

    On the roads at Holborn, Kingsway remains closed northbound between Aldwych and High Holborn after the fire on 1st April. However the southbound side reopened at about 01:00. The Strand Underpass remains closed.

    For more information follow us on Twitter @BBCTravelAlert or go to BBC London's travel page

  56. Man held over Syrian preacher murder

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder a Syrian-born preacher found shot dead in a car in north-west London.

    Abdul Hadi Arwani (pictured), 48, from west London, was found dead last Tuesday in Wembley.

    Abdul Hadi Arwani

    The Syrian-born British national was believed to be a critic of President Bashar al-Assad.

  57. More delays at London Bridge

    Louise Pepper

    Journalist, BBC London

    There are problems on Southeastern and Southern trains this morning with up to 30 minute delays possible at London Bridge because of over-running engineering works.

    For more information follow us on Twitter @BBCTravelAlert or go to BBC London's travel page

  58. Major Tube problems

    BBC Travel

    Signalling problems at Edgware Road are causing major delays on the Tube. District, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines are affected.

    Central Line and Piccadilly also have delays due to engineering works.

    For more information go to our travel page or follow us on Twitter @BBCTravelAlert

  59. Cloudy start, warm later

    BBC Weather

    Cloudy initially and misty in places, although some early bright or sunny spells are possible to the north of London.

    Cloud will thin becoming rather warm in the afternoon sunshine.

    Top temperatures: 17C (63F).

  60. Good morning

    Pippa Stephens

    BBC News, London

    Welcome to Monday! 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.

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