BBC News London

RSS feed
22 September 2014 Last updated at 09:42

Gay weddings targeted for citizenship(L) Fake lesbian bride with undercover reporter Radha Bedi

Illegal immigrants are targeting gay weddings to gain citizenship in the UK, a BBC Inside Out London investigation uncovers.


Arnis ZalkalnsAlice suspect murder details sought

Officers searching for missing schoolgirl Alice Gross formally ask for details of the murder conviction of the prime suspect.

Sutton Hoo TreasureMinecraft role for British Museum

The building and contents of the British Museum in London are to be digitally recreated in the video game Minecraft, with volunteers sought to help.

Tom Edwards Article written by Tom Edwards Tom Edwards Transport correspondent, London

'Crossrail for bikes' in London at political crossroad

The mayor's grand plan and a consultation for a "Crossrail for bikes" is at a political crossroads.

Read full article

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    Lampard love story over - Mourinho 10:29:

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said there was nothing emotional about Frank Lampard's goal against the Blues, and insisted the "love story" finished when the midfielder joined Manchester City.

    The 36-year-old former England international, who left Chelsea in the summer, came off the bench to equalise in the 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium.

     
  2.  
    Soho 'most expensive for travellers' 10:19:

    Soho is the most expensive London district for travellers to stay in, according to a new survey.

    The average hotel price a visitor needs to pay is higher in Soho than in 19 other London districts, said CheapRooms.co.uk.

     
  3.  
    British Museum recreated for Minecraft 10:09:

    The British Museum in London - complete with all of its exhibits - is to be recreated in the video game Minecraft.

    Artefacts In The British Museum's Winning At The Ancient Games Exhibition The British Museum has a collection of eight million objects

    The project is part of the Museum of the Future scheme, which aims to expand the institution's appeal.

     
  4.  
    News on the hour 09:58:

    On BBC London 94.9 at 10:00:

    • Criminal gangs have started organising gay weddings to help illegal immigrants get a UK passport, according to a BBC investigation
     
  5.  
    Have your say 09:52:

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service.

     
  6.  
    Pellegrini criticises 'small team' Chelsea 09:41:

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Chelsea played like a "small team" during yesterday's 1-1 draw and criticised their defensive style.

     
  7.  
    More powers for City Hall? 09:33:

    In the wake of the Scottish "No" vote, devolving more power to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been pushed up the political agenda - so could City Hall and the London Assembly get extra powers?

     
  8.  
    Alice Gross: Police probe suspect's conviction 09:22:

    Police investigating the disappearance of 14-year old schoolgirl Alice Gross will ask their Latvian counterparts for more information about the murder conviction of suspect Arnis Zalkalns.

    Alice Gross

    Officers want to know about the murder of Mr Zalkalns' wife, for which he was found guilty and spent time in prison before coming to the UK.

     
  9.  
    Overcrowding 'could spark riots' 09:08:

    London could see riots again unless more trains and buses are provided at affordable fares for the poorest communities as the population soars, the city's transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy has told The Guardian newspaper.

    He said the city will face "overwhelming" overcrowding on its congested transport networks by 2030 without urgent progress on new rail lines.

     
  10.  
    News on the hour 08:57:

    On BBC London 94.9 at 09:00:

    • London's Transport Commissioner has warned of Mumbai-style overcrowding if there isn't urgent investment in more buses and trains - and of "social unrest" if people can't afford to use them
     
  11.  
    Alice suspect 'could be in Latvia' 08:47:

    Latvian police have said a convicted murderer wanted over the disappearance of London schoolgirl Alice Gross could be in the eastern European country - but has not entered by plane.

    Arnis Zalkalns

    Arnis Zalkalns has been named as prime suspect in the hunt for Alice, 14.

     
  12.  
    On air 08:38: Vanessa Feltz Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    On BBC London 94.9 from 09:00, Vanessa unpicks claims from the Transport Commissioner that London could see "social unrest" unless more buses and trains are provided at affordable fares. Tell us about your journey to work. Call 020 7224 2000.

     
  13.  
    Gay weddings targeted for UK citizenship 08:27: Zack Adesina BBC Inside Out, London

    Same-sex marriages were made legal in March this year but within weeks of the legislation coming into effect, criminal gangs were touting sham gay weddings to those wanting to dodge immigration controls.

    Gay marriage ceremony

    Inside Out London went undercover to expose the fraud and discovered one gang that organises sham gay marriages for £10,000. Watch the full story tonight at 19:30 on BBC One.

     
  14.  
    Top headlines
  15.  
    Travel 08:18: Louise Pepper Journalist, BBC London

    South West trains are disrupted through Vauxhall after a person was hit by a train.

    On the M1, there are reports of a six-vehicle collision southbound between London Gateway services and Fiveways Corner.

    And there are queues on the A40 eastbound from the M40 at Denham to Gypsy Corner, not helped by a broken down vehicle at Hanger Lane.

    For more travel news, visit BBC London's travel website. or follow us on Twitter @BBCLondonTravel

     
  16.  
    Chilly start, warm later 08:08:

    It will be a fine and dry day with some good sunny spells. After a chilly start it will feel quite pleasant in the sunshine and the winds will turn light by the afternoon. Maximum temperature: 19C (66F).

    Weather chart
     
  17.  
    08:00: Matthew Bell BBC News, London

    Good morning. I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from London today for BBC Local Live.

    You can send your news, pictures and comments to london.locallive@bbc.co.uk or on Twitter @BBCLondonNews

     

Weather

London

Mon
19 °C 11 °C
Tue
20 °C 12 °C
Wed
20 °C 11 °C

Things To Do

RUN BY THE BBC AND PARTNERS

See London Activities >

Programmes

BBC iPlayer

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.