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Peter Hendy is on @BBCLondon949 now answering questions
The jury at the Lee Rigby murder trial is told defendant Michael Adebowale will not give or call any evidence in his defence.
A former personal assistant of Nigella Lawson on trial for defrauding the TV cook and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi accuses them of lying in court.
A drive to combat gang crime is "working", Home Secretary Theresa May says, as a review of efforts to tackle the problem, set up after the 2011 riots, is published.
Championship football club Queens Park Rangers reveal plans for a new 40,000-seater stadium in north-west London.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he does not envy Manchester City's squad ahead of Saturday's Premier League match.
That's all from the BBC Local Live service today. Join Andy Dangerfield tomorrow from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for London.
This evening, rain will clear at first in the east. As the breeze eases it might get cold enough for a touch of frost on the grass in a few well sheltered spots. Minimum air temperature 3C (37F).
Tomorrow, a sunny morning and a cloudy afternoon. Sunday, still breezy and cloudy.
Hackney Empire tweeted this picture of chief executive Claire Middleton speaking on air with Jo Good on BBC London 94.9 earlier.
The Islington Tribune reports the family of a journalist, knocked off his bicycle and left with brain damage following an accident with a police car in Islington, will begin legal proceedings for more than £1m against the Met next March.
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Sir Peter Hendy said he rides a bike in London, always wears a helmet, never jumps red lights and doesn't wear headphones.
He refused to answer Eddie's question 'should headphones be banned?' because "I don't make the laws for the roads". He said the priority was to encourage people to comply with the rules of the road.
Transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy is in the Drivetime studio with Eddie Nestor.
Got a question for the man in charge of London's transport? Call 020 7224 2000.
In the next hour around 6,000 London firefighters will walk out in the latest wave of strikes in an ongoing row about pensions.
Union members at every station in the capital will walk out for four hours between 18:00 and 22:00 and again at the same time tomorrow.
Prosecutor Jane Carpenter questioned how, if Elisabetta Grillo saw cocaine in amongst Nigella Lawson's possessions in her office, Mr Saatchi had not.
Ms Grillo replied: "He was always upstairs in his bedroom. He'd never go in the office. Charles is a very sedentary person."
Asked why Elisabetta Grillo did not mention Nigella Lawson's alleged drug taking as part of her defence until last month, she said: "I didn't want to use it before because I wanted to protect her.
"I think especially when Charles picked her nose [photographed outside Scott's restaurant], it was the proof she still took drugs and he discovered that day.
"So we then decided it was the moment for everybody to know the truth - she could lie easily."
On BBC London 94.9's Drivetime from 17:00, transport commissioner Peter Hendy will be answering your questions. What do you want to ask him about getting around London? Text 81333 and start your message with "London".
Two men have denied using hi-tech gadgets to plunder millions of pounds from Barclays and Santander branches.
Tony Colston-Hayter, 48, and Lanre Mullins Abudu, 25, pleaded not guilty at Southwark Crown Court to charges of fraud, theft, and possession of articles for use in fraud.
Tonight from 19:00 hear from 10-year-old Tom whose letter to Santa has started an online campaign!
Lee Cyrus, 48, who police say stalked and terrorised women in the Hampstead Heath area, has been ordered to serve a minimum of 11 years in prison.
Arsenal striker Theo Walcott and his wife Mel have announced that they are expecting their first child.
The couple said in a statement: "We are both very excited at such happy news just a few months after getting married. We are really looking forward to becoming parents."
Christmas jumper wearers attempted a world record at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush earlier.
Choreographer Arlene Philips created a dance routine for the charity event.
BBC News spent time with both Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and Oxfam in Dalston, east London, as they prepared their seasonal displays - with different approaches.
A Policy Exchange report praises bus company Go-Ahead London and the Magistrates Association for teaming up to encourage bus drivers to become magistrates.
Urgent action is needed to boost working class participation in public life, including the expansion of a scheme which saw bus drivers working as magistrates, the think tank said.
Doctor Who star Matt Smith has divided theatre critics in his musical theatre debut in an adaptation of American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre in London.
It should be a relatively quiet week in Parliament before the Christmas break, but with a rather noisier final Thursday, with a clash over HS2 in prospect and, perhaps, a last minute sting in the tail for the Conservative whips.
The jury at the Lee Rigby murder trial has been told Michael Adebowale, 22, will not give or call any evidence in his defence.
The judge said they should not draw adverse inferences about his decision not to appear in the witness box.
The prosecution says he and Michael Adebolajo, 28, - who both deny murder - killed Fusilier Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London, on 22 May.
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A mother from Hendon, north London, says she is desperate for news of her two eldest children, who she says have disappeared along with their father in Russia.
About three weeks ago, a Russian court made a landmark ruling that Rachel Neustadt's husband must return their children to the UK.
But now she says he and the boys have gone missing and she fears for their safety.
Did you dash out in your lunch break to buy a festive sweater? If you did you could join the ranks of these cheerful Christmas colleagues on the BBC London Facebook page:
In 1904 the Metropolitan Underground railway in London went electric.
TfL Bus Alerts tweets: Tonight I'm off to see Black Wire and party like it's 2006. Craig signing out...
Charles Saatchi made personal assistants buy multiple copies of his book so he could push it higher up the best-seller chart, Isleworth crown Court has heard.
Elisabetta Grillo, who is accused of defrauding the millionaire art dealer and his ex-wife Nigella Lawson, said Mr Saatchi made her travel round London four times a week buying copies, while other PAs bought them online.
Cameraman Big G directing Mr Claus at the Museum of London Docklands!:
Watch BBC London News at 13:30 for more.
Coming up on the BBC London News at 13:30, we'll have an update on the mother from Hendon who is trying to get her husband to return her two sons from Russia.
Plus, Boris Bikes arrive in Wandsworth.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced the trial of low level traffic lights for cyclists. The first trial will be Bow Roundabout, then 11 other sites.
The DfT, with Transport for London, also wants to make "turn left to turn right" cycling junctions standard for road planners.
Asked if she had ever seen Nigella Lawson taking drugs, Elisabetta Grillo said: "No."
But she told jurors she was aware that Ms Lawson had taken illegal substances.
BBC Health allows you to check how your nearest hospital is doing in terms of Accident and Emergency targets.
London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith is hopeful the arrival of new investors at the club will result in them keeping hold of star duo Marland Yarde and James O'Connor.
I wrote a feature on the origins of the Y-word and whether Tottenham fans should be allowed to use it for our site back in September.
Plans to build a £22m state boarding school in West Sussex for children from inner-city London have been refused planning permission.
The South Downs National Park Authority said the 375-pupil Durand Academy in Stedham was too big and its impact on the landscape would be "inappropriate".
On Twitter, a lot of people are reporting lone office members who got the Christmas jumper memo. In the BBC London office that person is online's Rebecca Cafe.
Asked about personal expenditure on the credit card provided by Charles Saatchi including shoes at Marc Jacobs, a night at Duke's Hotel, a German language course and a fashion course, Elisabetta Grillo told the court Ms Lawson gave her permission: "Always Nigella," she said.
Elisabetta Grillo, 41, has told Isleworth Crown Court that Nigella Lawson, Charles Saatchi and their other PAs, who gave evidence, have all lied to the court and says she is the one telling the truth.
We're getting lots of pictures from London offices of people sporting reindeers, polar bears, penguins and Father Christmases. We're putting them on our Facebook page. Here are members of the London Ambulance control room in their glad rags:
A guide to what's running, and what's not, over the festive period in London.
London mayor Boris Johnson is to launch an extension of the Barclays cycle hire scheme in to south-west London.
Up to 150 docking stations have been installed and 2,000 bikes provided for Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth and Kensington and Chelsea.
The HS2 high-speed rail project is "essential" for the UK's future and the potential gains "significantly outweigh" any risks, the Commons Transport Committee has said.
But the Stop HS2 group called the report "a cheerleading whitewash".
London Fire Brigade tweets: Friday the 13th & FBU is on strike tonight. After the boozy Xmas lunch get a burger it'll help us prevent frightening fires #nodrunkcooking
Queens Park Rangers have unveiled plans for a new stadium in north-west London. The proposed 40,000-seat building in Old Oak will replace the club's current Loftus Road ground, in Shepherd's Bush.
The stadium will be part of a regeneration of the area, which is provisionally called New Queens Park. Chief executive Philip Beard wants the new ground to retain some of the characteristics of Loftus Road.
Tracey Smartt-Ford whose son Andre was gunned down at an ice rink in 2007 has been talking to Vanessa Feltz this morning.
Her son's killers have not been brought to justice. She said: "Perpetrators walk amongst us every day. We need to be doing more preventative work in schools."
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after comments made on Twitter after the Tottenham Hotspur versus West Ham United match on 6 October, say police.
In 1867 twelve people died when Irish bombers blew up the outer wall of London's Clerkenwell prison in an attempt to rescue a jailed colleague.
I headed down to Battersea to visit the people behind London's first whisky distillery for more than 100 years, as it begins its debut run of production.
From 09:00 on BBC London 94.9, the government says it's winning the war on gang crime. Plus, a quarter of new mothers say they were abandoned during labour and there are calls for schools to extend their hours. And Heston Blumenthal says to cook Christmas lunch early and reheat it.
Call 020 7224 2000 or text 81333 and start your message with "London".
The Met has reportedly dealt with 37 cases of rape allegedly committed by 10, 11 and 12-year-olds over the past two years.
Figures obtained by the Daily Mirror suggest in total more than 8,500 children in that age group have been arrested in England and Wales - nearly a quarter of them for violent attacks.
The London Fire Brigade Commissioner Ron Dobson has said: "If you're out drinking on Friday or Saturday, it's much safer to grab a kebab or some chips than trying to cook under the influence."
His advice comes as firefighters in England and Wales are due stage a four-hour strike later as part of an ongoing dispute over pensions.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas Boas, says Roberto Soldado's hat-trick in the Europa League, is just the confidence boost the striker needed.
Spurs beat Anzhi Makhachkala 4-1, to maintain a 100% winning record in the Europa League - ahead of the knock-out stages.
A drive to combat gang crime in England's worst-affected areas is "working", the home secretary has said.
Introducing a report on Ending Gang and Youth Violence - set up after the 2011 riots - Theresa May said it was giving "effective leadership" against gangs.
The Lewisham Road in Blackheath is closed between Blackheath Road and Conington Road due to a police incident. There are queues back over Blackheath and Lewisham High Street.
This will not be helped by the gas works and temporary lights on Creek Road which caused long delays yesterday around Deptford and Greenwich.
It will be a cloudy and mild start today, with occasional showery rain, before a more coherent band of rain, sometimes heavy, crosses London after dusk, accompanied by a brisk breeze. Maximum temperature 12C (54F).
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