22 July 2014
The Tour has moved on but what is the legacy of the English stages of the Tour De France 2014 and, in these austere times, who paid for it and how?
The mayor of Tower Hamlets is criticised for raising the Palestinian flag at the town hall, in east London.
Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.
West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison is remanded in custody after two women were assaulted in Manchester and Salford.
Tottenham left-back Danny Rose signs a new contract to tie him to the Premier League club until the summer of 2019.
That's all from BBC Local Live for today. Join Matthew Bell from 08:00 on Friday for all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for London.
Showers at first this evening will be locally heavy with a risk of thunder. These should die away before midnight, with the rest of the night remaining dry.
Lows of 14C (57F).
Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, has said Transport for London (TfL) figures on use of the Barclays bike hire scheme "mask the fact that there has been a decline in the average use of each bike" over the last four years.
She disputed claims from TfL today that the use of hire bikes in the scheme in July matched or exceeded those of summer 2012.
English Heritage has awarded listed status to a memorial in Stoke Newington's Abney Park Cemetery, which commemorates 113 locals who died in World War Two bombing raids, reports the Hackney Citizen.
The memorial's stonework was restored last year and it was described by English Heritage as a "dignified and poignant reminder of the impact of Second World War bombing on the community".
More than 100 Brownies have given the Downing Street garden a makeover to mark the organisation's centenary year.
The Prime Minister tweeted his congratulations to the Brownies, praising them for "helping others, learning new skills and inspiring young people".
We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.
The Tate art gallery has unveiled its planned shows for next year, including exhibitions on the work of sculptor Barbara Hepworth and painters Frank Auerbach and Jackson Pollock.
Tate Britain will host the first London retrospective of Hepworth's work since 1968 and will also exhibit Auerbach's work from the 1950s to the present day.
On BBC London 94.9 at 17:00:
On BBC London 94.9 from 17:00, Eddie Nestor asks - would you let your parents move in with you if they got too old to look after themselves?
Prince Harry has revealed it was a "real struggle" organising a Paralympic-style sporting competition for injured members of the armed forces to be held in east London.
Wheelchair basketball and indoor rowing will be among the sports servicemen and women from across the globe will compete in at the Invictus Games to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in September.
Shirtmaker Thomas Pink has won its case against lingerie brand Victoria's Secret over the name of its secondary line, PINK.
It claimed the company was confusing customers by selling clothing aimed at the "college girl" under the PINK name.
Thomas Pink Ltd, which began trading in London in 1984, was named after an 18th century London tailor who designed the iconic hunting coat.
Police in Croydon have arrested a man who was carrying copper worth an estimated £10,000 in the boot and back seat of his car, the Croydon Advertiser reports.
Officers stopped the car early yesterday morning as it was being driven through Croydon town centre. Its suspension was reportedly damaged by the weight of the metal.
BBC London's Chris Rogers says the mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, told him he would be putting a Palestinian flag back up later today after it was initially removed.
His raising of the flag caused an angry reaction this morning, although Mr Rahman said he was not taking sides but taking a stand.
BBC London 94.9's top local story at 16:00:
Ride London returns to the capital on the weekend of 9 and 10 August, featuring a 100-mile route through London to Surrey on closed roads, for both amateurs and professional riders.
Five events will be held over the weekend, including a new event for classic top-hand cyclists from Kingston upon Thames to the finish line at The Mall.
Lutfur Rahman, the independent mayor of Tower Hamlets, has said his decision to raise the Palestinian flag above the council's town hall was "in solidarity with civilian Palestinian victims" of the ongoing Gaza conflict, and was not a move "to take sides".
He added: "Sometimes politicians need to take a stand in the face of injustice and needless suffering and that is what I am doing."
Three family members from London were killed today in a head-on car crash while on holiday in Croatia, the Evening Standard is reporting.
A man and two of his children died in the crash, and his wife and a third child, who were also in the car, were reported to be in intensive care at a hospital near the village of Slano where the crash happened.
The Ride London cycling festival is due to be held next weekend (9 and 10 August), following a looped route from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, through central London and onto Dorking via Chiswick and Wimbledon.
Various local roads are due to be closed for the festival, which will cater for amateur and professional cyclists in separate events.
Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in west London on suspicion of arranging funding for the purpose of terrorism, in relation to suspected terrorist activity in Syria.
He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody, and an address in south London is being searched as part of the investigation.
Cleaners on the Eurostar intercontinental rail service which runs from St Pancras station are to hold a 24-hour strike in a dispute over job cuts.
About 100 Interserve employees who are members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out from 05:00 tomorrow.
It will generally be a dry and fine afternoon with long spells of sunshine and it will feel warm in light winds. Highs of 24C (75F).
The union has been holding series of strikes over the past year in protest against government changes which it maintains will lead to firefighters working longer and having their pensions cut.
The FBU has accused the Government of refusing to hold discussions to try to break the deadlock.
The latest strikes, from August 9, will be held for a few hours each day coinciding with the school holidays.
The government has previously said the deal on offer was "one of the most generous" in the public sector.
BBC London 94.9's top local story this hour:
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days from 9 August in their long-running dispute over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union said.
Romford councillors will decide tonight whether to formally approve a travellers' caravan site on local green belt land, the Romford Recorder reports.
Travellers have lived on the site for 10 years without planning permission after the expiration of their temporary right to remain in 2004, says the paper.
The £2 access fee for London's Barclays bike hire scheme will be waived on the weekend of 16 and 17 August to mark its fourth anniversary, meaning that users will only be charged for riding more than 30 minutes.
Since the scheme was launched on 30 July 2010, over 32 million journeys have been clocked up on its hire bikes, and in July a new record was set with 1.17m hires.
And we'll be live in Tower Hamlets, where a Palestinian flag that was raised over the town hall yesterday has been taken down after complaints from the local community.
Jobs could be at risk at Croydon's Land Registry office after a leaked email suggested efficiency savings could reduce staff.
The email, which was sent to thousands of employees across the country, said the organisation could be 15% "over-capacity".
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said a sponsored tennis match will go ahead between London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron, despite the game being criticised.
The wife of a Russian oligarch will pay £160,000 for the match to go ahead, but Mr Grayling said it was "never true" to suggest people who contribute cash to the Conservatives would receive policies in return.
On the show today - Robert talks to Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, creators of the Inbetweeners and now directors of the latest film, The Inbetweeners 2.
Also, Duncan Barrett, author of a book on the Post Office heroes who fought in WWI.
Police have arrested three men on suspicion of attempted murder after a shopkeeper was shot with a sawn-off shotgun in a bungled Halloween raid.
The 51-year-old owner of the Show Supermarket in Plaistow, east London, challenged thieves when they burst into the store shortly before midnight on 31 October last year.
A veteran provider of soundsystems to the Notting Hill carnival may be barred from playing at this year's event to the fury of music fans, getwestlondon reports.
Channel One Sound System has been playing at the carnival for 30 years but may have to acquire a permanent, premises licence before playing this year, says the paper.
The Palestinian flag raised earlier over the Tower Hamlets town hall has been lowered after the council's independent mayor had been criticised for flying it.
Mayor Lutfur Rahman said the flag was being flown "as a humanitarian gesture of our solidarity with the people of Gaza", although his claim the full council supported his decision was disputed by a council member.
Get ball by ball commentary as Middlessex and Surrey play in the One Day Cup.
A member of Tower Hamlets council has disputed the mayor's claim that the full council supported a decision to fly the Palestinian flag over the town hall.
Independent mayor Lutfur Rahman (pictured) said the flag was being flown "as a humanitarian gesture of our solidarity with the people of Gaza", but Peter Golds, leader of the local Conservative group, said it was "gesture politics of the worst kind", adding the full council "wasn't behind the decision" because some members abstained.
The mayor of east London's Tower Hamlets has been criticised for raising the Palestinian flag at the town hall.
Mayor Lutfur Rahman said the flag was being flown "as a humanitarian gesture of our solidarity with the people of Gaza", after hearing concerns from locals "at the recent escalation of violence in Gaza".
The first London Theatre Report 2014 found more than 22m people attended performances in the capital last year, with £403m out of £618.5m taken at the box office coming in the West End - 20% more than on Broadway.
On BBC London 94.9 at 11.00:
A woman who was bullied and harassed by immigration officers has been awarded £125,000 damages against the government.
The judge called Radha Patel "wholly blameless" after a family visit to Harrow, north-west London, turned into "a nightmare of unimagined proportions" when she was unlawfully detained.
She claimed damages for deliberate and malicious ill-treatment when she was interrogated, for the concoction of admissions she was alleged to have made and for her treatment following her detention.
Police are trying to find a man who they want to speak to in connection with the murder of a Lithuanian builder in Hendon earlier this month.
Four men were charged after Zydrunas Laurinavicius was stabbed by robbers in broad daylight.
Billy Wiltshire, a lifelong supporter of Millwall FC, became the first groom to to tie the knot at the club's New Den ground, Southwark News reports.
Mr Wiltshire married Sammy-Jo, who the paper says may have had more wedding-day reservations than most brides: she is an Arsenal fan.
The A40 has just fully re-opened coming into town after it was closed earlier due to an accident.
A naked man, who fell to his death from a luxury penthouse flat, was left lying on the pavement yards from a busy shopping street for almost four hours covered only by a thin red blanket, reports the Evening Standard.
An independent economic group has called for the future expansion of London airports to take Scotland and other UK regions into consideration.
What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service.
On BBC London 94.9 at 10.00:
A new range of stamps commemorating the First World War are going on display in Battersea Library, reports the Wandsworth Guardian.
The exhibition will run throughout August and will feature enlarged version of stamps due to be issued over the next five years with designs including poppies, famous poetry and a child soldier.
Mr Chesterman said: "Officers are not above the law and they are accountable for their individual decisions, but carrying a gun on behalf of the state is a big ask and it just got bigger."
Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders' decision to charge the former marksman comes after a three-month public inquiry into Azelle Rodney's death, chaired by former judge Sir Christopher Holland, found that his killing was not justified.
Firearms officers are having second thoughts about their role following a landmark decision to prosecute a former policeman for the shooting of a robbery suspect in north London, a police chief has said.
The ex-officer, identified only as E7, shot Azelle Rodney in 2005, opening fire within a second of pulling up next to the car the victim was in.
Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman, the Association of Chief Police Officers' national lead for armed policing, told the Times: "Firearms officers volunteer for the role and many are now considering their future career choices."
West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women in Salford, police said.
Morrison, 21, of Urmston, is accused of assaulting a 19-year-old woman and a woman aged 39.
A public inquiry into the death of a Russian spy who was poisoned as he drank tea at a hotel in Mayfair will be formally opened later.
Alexander Litvinenko's widow believes he was working for MI6 at the time, and was killed on the orders of the Kremlin.
On Vanessa Feltz's show after 09.00, why is Tower Hamlets council flying the Palestinian flag over its town hall? What are your views?
And, drink crime offenders will have to wear tags to monitor whether they are still drinking - will it work? Is it going too far?
Call 020 7224 2000 or text 81333, starting your message with 'London'.
A former aide to the Duke of Edinburgh has been accused of sexually assaulting a girl in the 1970s.
Benjamin Herman, 79, is charged with three indecent assaults between 1972 and 1974, during which time he served as an equerry to Prince Philip. Mr Herman is due appear before Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes will have to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new 12-month pilot scheme in Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Sutton.
Up to 150 people are expected to be issued with the tags during the trial which work by recording the levels of alcohol in their sweat.
The A3 northbound at Kingston Vale has one lane blocked before the lights at Robin Hood due to a broken down car and in Blackheath, the A2 at Shooters Hill Road, is slow Westbound from Stratheden Road towards Lewisham Road.
The A40 Westway is completely closed between the Northern Roundabout at White City and the A501 Marylebone Road following a collision overnight which is causing queues on the West Cross Route, Holland Park Avenue, and Wood Lane as drivers divert.
However, traffic can still get onto the Westbound A40 from the Paddington slip.
It's a beautiful start to the day across London with temperatures rising nicely.
It will be another warm afternoon although, the skies will be more cloudy later in the afternoon and this evening one or two places may see a shower. Highs of 25C (77F).
Good morning. I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London throughout the day.
Get in touch with your comments and photos by emailing email@example.com.
The latest TV news, sport and weather from London
Homebakers take part in a 'bake off', testing every aspect of their baking skills as they battle it out to be crowned the Great British Bake Off's Best Amateur Baker
The latest news, sport and weather from London
All the latest news and action for your team in rugby league's Super League.
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.