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The head of the Metropolitan Police has vowed to win back public trust after a report found officers spied on the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
A 43-year-old construction worker on the Crossrail project dies after a piece of concrete falls on to his head in a tunnel.
Charges against three football fans accused of using the word "yid" at Tottenham Hotspur matches are dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes says it is "not critical" for the club to win promotion to the Premier League despite their £177.1m debt.
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Generally dry through the evening and night. Clear spells at first, but misty low cloud will spread north overnight with some fog patches possible, especially over the higher ground of the North Downs to the south of the capital.
Lows of 5C (41F).
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You can read Mark Ellison's independent review into possible corruption and the role of undercover policing in the Stephen Lawrence case in full here.
It's been a dramatic day for the Metropolitan Police force. Its commissioner says news that an officer spied on the family of Stephen Lawrence is "devastating", while the head of counter-terrorism has been moved from his post after a report said he had a "wholly inappropriate" meeting with the officer involved.
Also tonight, find out why Sir Richard Branson, Ellie Goulding and a former US Vice President came together for school children. Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.
Mr Johnson said: "It is vital that the truth should come out, and it is vital that any corrupt or criminal police behaviour should be prosecuted with the full force of the law."
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said he was "deeply disturbed" by the Ellison report: "It is sickening to learn that a police officer charged with investigating the murder of Stephen Lawrence was potentially in the pay of the family of one of the killers
"And there remain very troubling allegations about the role and motives of undercover officers in spying on the Lawrence family."
More than 100 of Enfield's best and brightest secondary school students received awards for their achievements, the Enfield Independent reports.
Young people in Westminster will be given free music lessons after a 32-week programme funded by Westminster City Council returned to the Churchill Gardens Estate Youth Club.
The programme will provide young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity to learn an instrument.
There are severe delays on the District Line between Turnham Green and Richmond because of a signal failure at Gunnersbury.
Tickets are being accepted on South West Trains and local bus services. For more travel updates visit BBC London's travel website.
Independent Police Complaints Commission chairwoman Dame Anne Owers says she has apologised to Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Neville Lawrence, parents of murdered teenager Stephen, for the police watchdog's part in prolonging the "family's search for the truth".
Travellers were given a sneak peak at the future of their commute when a model of a new train went on show, writes the Streatham Guardian.
First Capital Connect brought a 2-metre long model of one of its new trains that are due to be introduced on the Thameslink route from 2016 to Sutton station.
Leading judges have given the go-ahead for a legal challenge over police practices linked to the August 2011 Tottenham shooting of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked nationwide riots.
The action brought by Pamela Duggan, Mr Duggan's mother, relates to a policy adopted by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo).
Modelling is one of the few industries where men earn less than women, the Guardian reports.
New model Tommy Marr, who lives with his mum in Ealing, talks about the ups and downs of the job over the course of a day hopping between appointments across London.
An incident in which a Tube traveller was dragged along a platform after her scarf caught in a train door is being officially investigated, it was announced today.
The woman, whose scarf was wrenched off by the train, suffered back and head injuries in the incident at Holborn Underground station on 3 February.
The mother of murdered Stephen Lawrence feels "heads should roll" after a review found Metropolitan Police officers spied on her family, her lawyer has said.
Imran Khan told the BBC that Doreen Lawrence "is shattered" by the revelations, and wants to "uncover what has been happening".
A survivor of the highly-dangerous WWII Arctic convoy missions has finally been honoured nearly a year after some other veterans because the government mistakenly believed he was dead, reports the Romford Recorder.
Following the publication of the Ellison report, the Met's Deputy Commissioner Graig Mackey has moved Commander Richard Walton temporarily from his post as head of the counter terrorism command, SO15, to a non-operational role.
The Met has voluntarily referred the matter to the IPCC police watchdog.
Detectives investigating the murder of a London man in a Kent seaside town are appealing for a man they believe may be able to help them to come forward.
Gus Allman, 20, was found with stab wounds in the Dover Road area of Folkestone on 19 February.
Kent Police said officers wanted to speak to 22-year-old Timothy Keith Avril as part of their investigations.
Five football supporters have been arrested in connection with a brawl following last summer's England-Scotland friendly at Wembley, Scotland Yard says.
Supporters from both sides were involved in a fight in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, after England beat Scotland 3-2 on 14 August. The five arrested men, from Glasgow, Dundee and Bonnybridge in Scotland, have been bailed.
Prince Harry has shared a stage with chart star Ellie Goulding, US politician Al Gore and actress Jennifer Hudson at an event to inspire young people.
The royal spoke to around 12,000 students and teachers from more than 400 schools at We Day, held at Wembley Arena.
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The Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe must be ready to act decisively when it comes to exposing past misdeeds at Scotland Yard.
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes says it is "not critical" for the club to win promotion back to the Premier League this season despite their £177.1m debt.
"Achieving promotion this season is not critical to our long-term strategy, but remains our short-term goal," he said.
Emmanuel Edet, 59, and Antan Edet, 56, face accusations they kept a man as a slave for 24 years.
The alleged victim, who was moved around addresses in England, approached police at the end of last year.
The Crown Prosecution Service said the words could not legally be counted as "threatening, abusive or insulting" in the circumstances.
Charges have been dropped against three football fans who were facing prosecution for using the word "Yid".
Gary Whybrow, 31, Sam Parsons, 24, and Peter Ditchman, 52, were all brough before magistrates after allegedly using the language at Tottenham matches last autumn.
Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Paul Condon says "at no stage did I ever authorise, or encourage, or know about any action by any undercover officer" in relation to murdered Stephen Lawrence's family and friends.
Homes for Haringey's chief executive has resigned after six years at the helm - but the council's social housing arm refused to be drawn on whether his resignation is anything to do with recent problems at the organisation, reports the Ham & High.
The head of the Metropolitan Police says a damning report, which found officers had spied on the family of the murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence, is devastating for his force.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe told the London Evening Standard he had to ensure trust in the police was restored.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will do "absolutely everything" for Jack Wilshere to play in this summer's World Cup, after the midfielder was ruled out for eight weeks with injury.
Wilshere, 22, fractured his left foot in England's 1-0 win over Denmark and Wenger has given him time off, saying the injury is a "weight on his mind".
"Safety is our number one priority and Crossrail sets the most stringent safety requirements in the industry. Despite this terrible incident, Crossrail's accident rate is below the industry average."
The statement continues: "The worker was spraying concrete onto the excavated ground when a piece of concrete from the ceiling of the tunnel fell and hit him.
"Crossrail has suspended all work at Fisher Street and associated works across the project. A full and thorough investigation into this tragic incident is being undertaken."
This lunchtime on BBC One: a 43-year-old construction worker dies after suffering head injuries in a tunnel in Holborn. His death is the first fatality on the Crossrail building project.
Plus, we look ahead to this weekend's FA Cup Quarter-final as Arsenal take on Everton at home and Charlton travel to Sheffield United. All that and a full weather forecast at 13:30.
Crossrail has issued another statement following the death of one of its contractors early this morning at a site in Holborn: "Sadly, at approximately 5am this morning a contractor working at our site in Fisher Street, London was fatally injured. Our first and foremost thoughts are with the family and friends affected by this. The family has been informed.
"When the incident occurred, work was taking place to build a new crossover tunnel between two train tunnels that have already been constructed by Crossrail's boring machines."
BBC reporter Marc Ashdown tweets: Crossrail confirm worker death was falling concrete. He was doing spray concrete lining in tunnel. Police/HSE on scene
The Met Police Commissioner at the time of Stephen Lawrence's murder, Lord Condon - then Paul Condon - has just told the BBC he wants to read the Ellison report carefully before commenting.
Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe called it "a devastating report for the Metropolitan Police".
It will be a dry and bright afternoon with lengthy spells of sunshine to end the day. Highs of 15C (59F).
The mother of murdered Stephen Lawrence wants officers accused of wrongdoing over the case to be "routed out" and face criminal charges, her lawyer says.
Imran Khan told the BBC police failings went to "the highest level" and Doreen Lawrence wanted "heads to roll".
BBC London transport correspondent Tom Edwards tweets: London to trial smart traffic lights that give more crossing time for lots of pedestrians.
BBC political reporter Brian Wheeler asks: "Should Boris still be wooing foreign property investors?"
In 1802 sculptor and animals painter Sir Edwin Landseer was born in London. He designed the bronze lions at the base of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.
A widow in her 80s has told of her shock after a burglar fleeing her back garden apparently broke his neck and died after being trapped under a fence, the Evening Standard reports.
Neighbours said the 34-year-old man was "guillotined" as he crawled under a garden fence and a heavy wooden panel crashed down, snapping his neck and trapping him, he said.
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes says the bulk of the club's debt is owed to shareholders, writes BBC Sport.
QPR's accounts to May 2013 revealed the club's debt stood at £177.1m.
Following the news of the death of a construction worker on the Crossrail site, Tom Fitzpatrick, news editor at Construction News, said the death was sad and surprising but the work undertaken in the tunnels was extremely difficult.
"It is complex to the extreme, basically they are digging into the unknown," he said.
It is claimed a man was brought into the country in 1989 and was denied an education or access to his passport as he was moved around various addresses in England.
The alleged victim came forward to police at the end of last year and is now being supported by specialist charity workers.
A couple will appear in court later accused of keeping someone as a slave.
Emmanuel Edet, 59, and Antan Edet, 56, were charged yesterday with holding a person in slavery or servitude and assisting unlawful immigration.
The pair were charged as part of an investigation by Scotland Yard's human trafficking unit, and are due to appear at Hendon Magistrates' Court.
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has expressed his fears that the truth will not emerge from a public inquiry into undercover policing.
It is the latest development in the long-running story surrounding Stephen's murder in south London in 1993. Read the timeline to find out more about the twists and turns in the case.
The contractor who died on the Crossrail project earlier is believed to be the first fatality in the £14.8 billion rail scheme.
On our story that more than half of adults believe cyclists are inconsiderate road users, Penny Mercer commented on Facebook: "That is because they make every effort to be invisible, dark clothing, no lights or 'candles' and stay in everyone's blind spot"
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A spokesman for sustainable transport charity Sustrans commented: "Many of our roads are not fit for cycling and often people drive short journeys because they feel they have no other choice.
"We need urgent action by the UK government to cycle-proof our roads to make them places where cyclists feel they belong."
As many as 93% of motorists admit it is sometimes hard to see cyclists while driving, according to a survey of nearly 18,000 drivers by the AA and Populus.
But drivers in London were the most likely to look out for cyclists, while drivers in Wales and Northern Ireland were least likely to do so.
Stephen Lawrence's father has said he feels "vindicated" by the decision to hold a judge-led public inquiry into the work of undercover police investigating his son's murder.
However, Neville Lawrence told the BBC: "You shouldn't have to go through something like this twice."
Firefighters tried to rescue a 43-year-old man after he sustained head injuries 32ft (10m) down a tunnel in Holborn earlier.
The London Fire Brigade said it sent specially trained rescue crews at about 05:40 to help rescue the workman. Ambulance crews also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Chinese eatery Wong Kei and Soho pub the Coach and Horses are among London establishments that have in the past thrived on reputations for "rudeness".
Vanessa Feltz tweets: You can't trust the police - the verdict of Doreen Lawrence after a review into undercover policing on the case. Do you trust the police?
Following the news that a worker has died at Crossrail's Holborn site, the firm has issued this statement: "Our first and foremost thoughts are with the family and friends affected by this. The next of kin are being informed.
"We are establishing the facts and a full investigation into the incident has commenced."
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Thousands of lawyers opposed to legal aid cuts in England and Wales are to walk out for a second time this year. The Criminal Bar Association called the cuts "crippling" ahead of the action, which is set to affect trials across the country.
Barristers will not attend proceedings at major crown courts in cities including the trial over the murder of PC Blakelock, and hundreds of lawyers will march on Westminster in protest.
Earlier, London Fire Brigade tweeted: We've been called to rescue a workman who's been injured 10 metres down a tunnel on Fisher Street, #Holborn. A number of firefighters there.
The brigade then tweeted: We were called to rescue the workman at 5.38 & we've got a no. of specially trained rescue crews there to get him out of the tunnel #Holborn
A construction worker has been killed at one of central London's Crossrail construction sites in Holborn.
The £14.8bn Crossrail scheme will be finished in 2018 and links Berkshire to Essex via Heathrow and central London.
A construction worker has been killed at one of the Crossrail construction sites in central London.
Specially trained firefighters tried to rescue the 43-year-old after he sustained head injuries 10 metres (32ft) down a tunnel in Holborn early this morning. Scotland Yard says the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
A plane was forced to turn back shortly after taking off at Heathrow Airport after an "engine surge" in the air. A witness said flames were "spitting out of the engine" as the aircraft took off at about 21:00 last night.
British Airways said flight BA0364 to Lyon in east-central France, touched down safely, adding the aircraft would be "thoroughly checked over by engineers".
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has expressed his fears that the truth will not emerge from a public inquiry into undercover policing.
Neville Lawrence's comments come after a review of the investigation into Stephen's murder in 1993 found the Lawrence family had been spied on.
In Catford the A205 is closed eastbound at Plassy Road due to a burst water main.
In Purley, the A23 is closed between Edgehill Road and Waddon Way due to a serious collision. It's not helped by the ongoing closure of the A22 between Purley Cross and Whyteleafe due to flooding.
Newspapers react to the report into police handling of the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry.
It will become cloudy through the morning with wind and spells of rain, some briefly moderate. Then it will turn dry with lighter winds after midday but remain cloudy.
Eventually it should become brighter with sunny conditions before dusk. Highs of 15C (59F). Five-day weather forecast.
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