Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Updates on Monday 6 June 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Our live coverage across the day

Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

Weather: Warm sunshine this evening

BBC Weather

The evening will be clear, sunny and warm.

It will stay dry for most of the night but the odd heavy shower is possible in the early hours.

Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F)

BBC weather screengrab

On air this evening: Mother's call for pollution probe & the rise and fall of Jackie magazine

Alice Bhandhukravi

Coming up on BBC London News:

We'll meet the mother who has called for urgent action over pollution levels in the capital after her nine-year-old daughter died from a respiratory problem.

And we'll be finding out about a new show chronicling the rise and fall of women's magazine Jackie which is coming to the city.

Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.

Civil servants being 'condemned to live in grossly polluted London' - MP

Civil servants are being "condemned" to living in a "grossly polluted" London instead of being able to enjoy the "sweet" air elsewhere because their jobs are being moved to the capital, a Labour MP has claimed.

Haze of air pollution hangs over Lonodn
Getty Images

Paul Flynn, the Labour MP for Newport West, said plans to close a Business, Innovation and Skills office in Sheffield would have an impact on the quality of life of members of staff being relocated to the city.

"Why condemn people to live in overcrowded London with its grossly polluted air and sky high house prices?" he told the Commons.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark replied by insisting that the government's programme of devolution meant more powers and resources are being made available in parts of the country away from London.

Watch: JK Rowling calls on Harry Potter fans to 'keep the secrets'

Author JK Rowling has produced a video on Twitter urging people watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to keep what happens in the play secret.

Preview performances of the two-part stage show begin at the Palace Theatre on 7 June ahead of the official opening on 30 July.

Dagenham sign defender and midfielder

BBC Sport

Curtley Williams
Rex Features

Relegated Dagenham & Redbridge have signed Curtley Williams following the defender's departure from Luton Town.

The 26-year-old right-back joined the Hatters in 2014 but did not feature for the Kenilworth Road side in 2015-16 because of injury.

Boss John Still said: "He likes to get forward, he has great energy and pace. He's got experience and is one we see having a bright future ahead of him."

The Daggers have also announced the signing of midfielder Leo Donnellan from Queens Park Rangers on a one year deal.

Average rents for one-bedroom house in capital 'up 50% since 2011' - study

The average cost of renting a one-bedroom house in parts of London has soared by more than 50% in the past five years, according to research by the GMB union.

Houses in London

The study showed the average rent in Hounslow has increased from £825 a month to £1,248 since 2011, the biggest increase in the capital.

Average rents for one-bed properties have shot up by at least 30% in 11 London boroughs, taking the average for the capital to £1,250 a month, the GMB found.

The average for a similar property across England as a whole is £550.

Tramlink drivers to hold 48 hour strike in row over pay

Workers on London Tramlink are to stage a 48 hour strike on 15 and 16 June after voting 100% in favour of industrial action in a row over pay.

Aslef official Finn Brennan said: "Drivers and other staff on Tramlink earn much less than those doing similar jobs in other parts of the industry."

He accsued FirstGroup, who run the trams in south London, of "not valuing drivers".

"The current pay offer of 2.6 % doesn't make up for the cuts FirstGroup has made to pensions and means staff will continue to earn much less then they deserve," he said.

Sarries sign South Africa prop and Scotland winger

BBC Sport

Premiership and European Champions Cup winners Saracens have signed South Africa prop Vincent Koch and Scotland winger Sean Maitland.

Vincent Koch and Sean Maitland
Getty Images

Kock has won two caps for the Springboks and joins from Super Rugby side Stormers on a two-year deal.

Maitland moves to Allianz Park from relegated London Irish and has agreed a "long-term contract" with Sarries.

"Both players are exactly the kind of characters we think will thrive in our environment, and we are confident they will become key players," director of rugby Mark McCall said.

Travel: Road blocked in East Ham and delays between Paddington and Slough

BBC Travel

The A117 High Street North in East Ham is blocked with delays northbound at the A124 Barking Road junction because of a broken down vehicle.

An earlier fault with the signalling system between Hayes & Harlington and Slough has been rectified but residual delays of up to 30 minutes are expected between Paddington and Slugh until about 18:00.

Apart from the planned closure of the Overground between South Tottenham and Barking for engineering works there is a good service on the Tube.

For the latest travel updates visit the BBC London travel page or follow @BBCTravelAlert

Mother calls for pollution probe following daughter's asthma death

Ella Kissi-Debrah
Ella Roberta Family Foundation

A mother whose nine-year-old daughter suffered a fatal asthma attack is calling for an investigation into whether air pollution contributed to her death.

Ella Kissi-Debrah, who lived metres from the South Circular Road in Hither Green, died in February 2013.

Her mother Rosamund Kissi-Debrah says she was affected by pollution close to their home.

Eva Carneiro was 'preoccupied with developing her profile' Chelsea claim

Chelsea denied the club discriminated against former team doctor Eva Carneiro and instead accused her of being "preoccupied with developing her profile".

Eva Carneiro departing tribunal

In papers submitted to the tribunal, the club said it had "concerns about her willingness to develop her skills in respect of injury diagnosis and rehabilitation, particularly at the expense of being seen as part of the 'first team' and undertaking what she perceived as the more high-profile role of providing on-pitch treatment".

"Contrary to the suggestion that the claimant was uninterested in the media, she twice gave interviews, had discussions about presenting a TV programme, and engaged a digital media consultant (without informing Chelsea)", the west London club said.

The tribunal resumes at 14:00 tomorrow.

Jose Mourinho 'suggested Eva Carneiro should work with Chelsea Ladies'

Jose Mourinho suggested Eva Carneiro should work with Chelsea Ladies after she ran onto the pitch during a game with Swansea, the former first-team doctor claims in papers submitted to her tribunal against the west London club.

Eva Carneiro

On 10 August, Mourinho allegedly told Steve Atkins, head of communications and PR at Chelsea, that he did not want Dr Carneiro on the bench the next match, adding: "She works in academy team or ladys (sic) team not with me".

Dr Carneiro also claims she experienced a number of issues, including a lack of action by Chelsea following sexually explicit chanting at various away games - in particular at Manchester United and West Ham - and a lack of female changing facilities.

She also argues that she was not provided with a club suit, and regularly had to endure sexually explicit comments from her colleagues.

Watch: How deaf dancer Chris Fonseca feels the beat

Chris Fonseca is a dancer, a dance teacher, and a choreographer - and he's profoundly deaf.

Chris became deaf as a child after suffering from meningitis. He is profoundly deaf in both ears and wears a cochlear implant.

He fell in love with dancing at a young age, and now runs workshops in south London teaching both deaf and hearing people to dance, focusing on lyrical hip hop. He's also a freelance dancer, appearing in music videos, adverts and more.

He dances by feeling the beat through vibrations in the floor, and interprets and then incorporates the lyrics into his dance moves.

Find out more about BodyPositive here.

High atmospheric pressure affecting TV and radio transmissions

Have you been experiencing interference with BBC TV of radio? Well it's because of the weather.

A zone of high pressure above the UK is causing problems to the links between transmitters, resulting in poor reception.

Weather map

Radio listeners may hear other programmes on top of the BBC service or warbling/sizzling noises, while people watching Freeview may see interference.

Recption via satellite and online is not affected.

There is no solution to this natural interference and broadcasters cannot prevent it but viewers are advised not to try to re-tune their sets as this could cause other problems.

Meet the Tooting by-election candidates: Rosena Allin-Khan, Labour Party

Susana Mendonca

BBC Radio London Political Reporter

People living in Tooting will elect a new MP next week after Sadiq Khan decided to step down there to focus on being Mayor of London.

Every day this week we will been hearing from the main candidates standing in the by-election on 16 June.

View more on twitter

Today it's the turn of the Labour Party candidate, Rosena Allin-Khan.

You can hear more from her on Drivetime with Eddie Nestor this evening from 16:00 on BBC Radio London

All 14 candidates standing in the Tooting by-election are listed here.

Watch: Black actress 'perfect' for Potter play

Harry Potter fan George McKeown and theatre critic Kevin Bourke joined BBC Breakfast to discuss their thoughts on the new Harry Potter play that opens in London this week.

Previews of the new play begin tomorrow.

Dagenham youth football tournament partially cancelled after illegal trespassing

Barking and Dagenham Post


About 300 budding footballers due to play in the first day of a weekend tournament at May & Baker Sports and Social Club in Dagenham, on Saturday lost out after the entrance to the club was shut down due to security reasons.

Jamie Vardy keeps Arsenal and Leicester waiting

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

Jamie Vardy is keeping Arsenal and Leicester City waiting as he continues to ponder his club future.

Jamie Vardy

The England striker, was due to choose whether to remain with the Foxes or join the Gunners before flying out to France for Euro 2016 on Monday.

But he boarded the flight with the rest of the England squad without informing Arsenal what he intended to do, as requested by the London club.

Vardy is still expected to make a decision at some stage today.

Eleven people bailed after Epsom Derby Day fracas

Eleven people arrested during a fracas at Epsom racecourse after Saturday's Derby have been bailed.

Horses racing at Epsom Derby

Police wearing riot gear arrested men aged between 18 and 36 from Sutton, Croydon, Caterham and Reigate, along with four teenagers from London and Epsom after a disturbance near the main music stage.

Bottles were thrown and two people were injured - one of them a police officer.

'Longest' Muslim holy month of Ramadan in 33 years begins


Muslims in the UK are facing the "longest" Ramadan in 33 years, as the holy month coincides with the summer solstice, meaning long days of fasting.

Many Muslims will not eat or drink water during daylight, which this year can last about 19 hours in the UK.

Fasting ends at sunset with a meal, known as the Iftar.

Ramadan is determined by the lunar cycle and will run from 6 June to about 5 July, but the timing shifts each year in relation to the Western calendar.

Festival to celebrate Fitzrovia’s music heritage opens

Fitzrovia News

The inaugural music festival to celebrate the many musicians and composers who have had a connection with Fitzrovia will kick off this Wednesday with the first of a series of concerts and other events.  

Watch: Sadiq Khan tells school children to 'walk to reduce pollution'

Susana Mendonca

BBC Radio London Political Reporter

Sadiq Khan has told children at a primary school in Balham to try and walk as much as possible to help reduce pollution.

The mayor told the pupils from Trinity St Mary he wanted to improve air quality in the capital.

He was joined by Labour's candidate for Tooting Rosena Allin-Khan and the pair took a selfie with the children.

Sadiq Khan and Rosena Allin-Khan taking selfie in school

Afternoon weather: Warm and sunny

BBC Weather

This afternoon will be very warm and sunny with the highest temperatures in Harrow and the north west. 

Maximum temperature 24C (75F).

On air this lunchtime: Mother calls for pollution probe & Japanese knotweed legal action

Sonja Jessup

BBC London News

I'll have the lunchtime news at 13:30.

We speak to the mother demanding to know if air pollution played a part in the death of her daughter. Rosamund Kissi-Debrah's nine-year-old daughter Ella died after suffering an asthma attack.

Ella Kissi-Debrah
Ella Roberta Family Foundation

And we'll find out about the couple taking legal action against Network Rail because of Japanese knotweed.

Join me on BBC One.

Watch: Pakistani fashion enters London spotlight

Dozens of Pakistani designers have been showcasing their latest trends in a Pakistan Fashion Week event in London.

Hundreds attended the two day event, spending thousands of pounds on the latest trends ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid next month.

Eva Carneiro tribunal documents tell of 'tale of two employees'

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

Documents submitted by Eva Carneiro to her employment tribunal call her case against Chelsea "a tale of two employees."

Eva Carneiro tribunal document

In the papers she says Chelsea "did nothing" to stop her being forced out "of the job of her dreams".

"The bad employee berates, sexually harasses and demotes the good employee for carrying out her professional duties", the documents say.

Overground line now open following fire alert

View more on twitter

Trains are now running again between Surrey Quays and New Cross after the service was disrupted by a fire alert.

TfL says there is now a good service on the Overground.

Both sides in for the long haul in Eva Carneiro Chelsea tribunal

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

Both sides are digging in for the long haul in Eva Carneiro's tribunal against Chelsea for constructive dismissal being held in Croydon.

Portuguese experts, one of whom specialises in swearing, have been engaged by Chelsea.

Eva Carneiro and her legal team

They and Ms Carneiro disagree over what Jose Mourinho said pitchside during the match and whether it was directed at the former Chelsea doctor.

The FA have previously cleared him but it is now to be tested by the tribunal.

The tribunal has been adjourned for the day for the panel to read submissions - it will start again at 14:00 tomorrow.

Eva Carneiro rejected Chelsea's £1.2m settlement offer

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

Jose Mourinho and Eva Carneiro
Getty Images

Tribunal documents reveal Chelsea offered Eva Carneiro £1.2m to settle her constructive dismissal claims but this was rejected.

In the papers Chelsea say the former Blues doctor had rejected all overtures and "maintained, completely unrealistically, that she will suffer 'whole career loss'".

"It appeared [Carneiro] was increasingly preoccupied with developing her profile and associating herself with the first team," the tribunal documents say.

Leyton Orient reveal first summer signing Robbie Weir

BBC Sport

League Two side Leyton Orient have signed Robbie Weir following his departure from Burton Albion.

View more on twitter

The 27-year-old midfielder has agreed a two-year deal at the Matchroom Stadium, with the option of a further year.

The Northern Irishman becomes Andy Hessenthaler's first signing since the 50-year-old was appointed as Orient manager on Friday.

Robbie Weir
Rex Features

Tribunal told Eva Carneiro not seeking 're-engagement' with Chelsea

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

Eva Carneiro's lawyer has told her tribunal the former Chelsea doctor is not seeking "re-engagement" with the club.

Eva Caneiro

Her lawyers also revealed Jose Mourinho is due to face at least a day of questions during the hearing.

However, witness evidence is unlikely to begin until Tuesday lunchtime.

Ms Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal against Chelsea and has a separate, but connected, personal legal action against the Manchester United manager.

Watch: The making of the BBC's Euro 2016 theme tune

Go behind the scenes with Londonder Izzy Bizu for the making of the BBC’s Euro 2016 title music.

UCL student dies after being hit by car

Tributes have been paid to a history student from University College London who died in the early hours of yesterday morning after being hit by a car in Sandwell.

Charlie Heywood

Charlie Heywood was pronounced dead at the scene after he was fatally injured in Birmingham Road in Sandwell.

His family said he was "a quiet, endlessly kind young man" who was "looking forward to his second year studying for a degree in history at University College London."

Police said a 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs.

The show-offs caught out by social media

Lambeth drug dealer Junior Francis is one of a number of people to have ended up in trouble with the law after using social media to boast about his crimes.

Junior Francis

Francis was jailed for nearly seven years after he not only showed off his extravagant lifestyle, but illustrated his stories with photographs.

One picture he posted on Instagram showed wads of cash on his kitchen counter - and in another he was rubbing the money against his face.

Find out more about his story and the other people now behind bars after similar social media slip-ups here.

Overground disruption caused by shed fire

View more on twitter

London Fire Brigade said the shed on Aswin Street was completely destroyed by the blaze and the station had to be evacuated because of the amount of smoke.

Nobody was injured in the fire.

View more on twitter

The fire is still causing severe disruption on the line.

Listen: 'Did air pollution kill my daughter?'

Ella Kissi-Debrah's mother on the case that air pollution played roll in daughter's death

Nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah from Lewisham, south-east London, died in February 2013 after suffering a severe asthma attack.

Now her mother is starting legal action to investigate the role air pollution played in her death.

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah and her lawyer Jocelyn Cockburn told the Today programme about the case.