2 March 2015
How many more times can HS2 launch a plan for Euston station?
Passengers suffering severe delays because of the upgrade works at London Bridge should receive compensation, the rail minister says.
Detectives are making a fresh appeal for information about the death of Kester David, a DJ whose burned body was found by a railway line in north London five years ago.
West Ham's New Zealand centre-half Winston Reid agrees a new six-and-a-half-year contract with the Hammers.
That's all for Local Live today. Rebecca Cafe will be back from 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Have a good evening.
This evening and tonight it will remain largely dry. There will also be a good deal of cloud and this, along with a steady breeze, should prevent a frost.
Top temperature: 4C (39F).
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Rottweiler-cross puppy had to be put down after she was found dumped in a cardboard box by some bins in Ashton Road, Enfield on Tuesday.
Another puppy, thought to be from the same litter because of his similar colouring, was found nearby. He has survived but there are signs of mistreatment.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.
Some Kingston and Merton residents are preparing to sleep rough in solidarity with the growing number of homeless people in London.
According to the Greater London Authority 2,565 people were recorded as sleeping rough in London on any one single night between October and December 2014, an increase of 13% compared to 2013.
Sleep Easy takes place in the Memorial Gardens in Kingston and outside the Holy trinity Church in Wimbledon tomorrow night from 1900.
On the programme at 18:30 on BBC One: Schools are being urged to educate children as young as seven about gang violence.
And commuters hit by days of delays and overcrowding at London Bridge should get compensation - after the problems were described as "inexcusable".
Jon Stone tweets: Camden's Royal College St. cycle track extension south to St Pancras now under construction! (confirmed by workers)
If you thought the Tube was a safe-haven from social media and dating websites, think again.
The Evening Standard reports 24-year-old David Marsden has set-up the Spark app which enables users to send a "spark" or alert to the person they like the look of via the Underground's Bluetooth network.
Handily, the recipient only receives the Spark when the pair have parted Tube carriages saving any blushes, but they then have just 24 hours to respond to the potential love interest.
French publication The Local reports the London-Paris project Tandem, which will see each city share and swap its cultural highlights, has started.
The next five months will see the David Bowie exhibition, London's Philharmonic Orchestra and much more on show in Paris while London is set to benefit from Monet paintings and actress Juliette Binoche.
Hounslow council's regeneration chief Brendon Walsh has set off on a 850-mile bike ride to Cannes to raise money for children's charity Coram and to raise the profile of the borough at MIPIM - the international property fair.
Mr Walsh, 53, said: "I did the same trip last year and it was tough then. I am getting on a bit now so it will be even tougher but it's all for a good cause! "
A supporter of Lutfur Rahman, the mayor of Tower Hamlets, has denied money for housing was allocated as a result of corruption.
Rabina Khan, a Tower Hamlets First member of the council, said allegations that the mayor's party only gave housing grants to supporters was "absolutely untrue".
Four voters have taken legal action against Mr Rahman - independent mayor of Tower Hamlets - at a special election court and want Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey to declare the result of the May 2014 election void. Mr Rahman denies any wrongdoing.
Parliament should be moved to York when major repairs are carried out at the Palace of Westminster, senior Conservative MP Anne McIntosh has said.
Ms McIntosh referenced a book by Commons Leader William Hague which considered the history of Parliament sitting in North Yorkshire, but Mr Hague said somewhere closer to Westminster may be a more likely location.
The Houses of Parliament are set to undergo £3bn worth of repairs.
The lead story at 17:00 on BBC London 94.9: A former Tory MP has denied being part of a rent-boy ring with cabinet ministers, or taking part in sex parties at Dolphin Square - an estate in Pimlico - that used to be home to more than 80 politicians.
Actress June Whitfield is set to join EastEnders in a one-off appearance later this year.
The 89-year-old star will star opposite Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) in May, although no further details have been given.
Actress Jan Harvey is also making a cameo on the show, in a role relating to Sharon Mitchell.
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The scientists analysed 378 studies involving some 4.7m people between 1990 and 2010 and said the results were alarming considering it is know how to both treat and prevent decay.
The lead story at 16:00 in the capital on BBC London 94.9: Police have searched the home of a former Tory MP after receiving what they described as "credible" allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the establishment in the 1970s and 80s.
A group of 20 volunteers have become the first people in the world to have their brains scanned while high on LSD.
The 15 men and five women were given a 75 microgram injection of LSD and while none reported a bad experience three said they felt some anxiety and temporary paranoia.
Scotland Yard is investigating complaints about the way a group of people attending an LGBT event at Parliament were addressed by officers on 4 February.
Labour's Kerry McCarthy raised the incident in the Commons chamber earlier after receiving complaints from some of her constituents who said officers had "repeatedly addressed them as sir even though they made it quite clear they didn't wish to be addressed in that way."
Detectives investigating the unexplained death of a bus driver and DJ in Palmers Green five years ago are making a fresh appeal for witnesses and information.
The BBC has defended its coverage of the unmasking of Islamic State terrorist Mohammed Emwazi as "Jihadi John" after some viewers accused it of glamorising his cause.
Emwazi was named last month and details about his family life and education in west London were uncovered by journalists.
The BBC said it had received some complaints from viewers and listeners who felt there had been too much coverage but it said the story was "globally significant" and the identification of Emwazi was "an important development".
It added: "We don't believe that our coverage has glamorised him or Islamic State."
A new road in King's Cross is to be called Wollstonecraft Street in honour of 18th-century writer and equalities campaigner Mary Wollstonecraft, the Camden New Journal reveals.
Compensation is needed for passengers caught up in severe delays at London Bridge, Rail Minister Claire Perry has told MPs.
She said talks were ongoing with the station's management team and Network Rail to ensure rebuilding work does not compromise travel, but it was really about passengers "trying to get home after a long day at work".
Thousands of travellers were left stranded at London Bridge on Tuesday when services ground to a halt during the evening rush hour, with the RMT warning the overcrowding resulted in "life-threatening chaos".
It will be a dry afternoon although there will also be a good deal of cloud spreading in from the northwest.
Where there are some bright or sunny intervals it will feel mild.
Top temperature: 11C (52F).
The Conservative MP for Mid Sussex, Sir Nicholas Soames, has asked the House of Commons: "Will you consider giving all those people who have had to travel into London Bridge...compensation on the cost of their tickets to reflect the very, very serious conditions that they've had to deal with?"
It follows commuters being seen to jump over and crawl beneath ticket barriers to avoid the crush at the south London station on Tuesday night caused by signal failures.
Join me at 13.38 on BBC One when we'll have a round-up of today's top stories. Firstly news that The Luton and Dunstable hospital is changing its guidelines after a baby was stillborn. The hospital admitted it should have checked for a heartbeat more quickly.
And we take a look as the latest installation on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth is unveiled.
The lead story at 13:00 on BBC London 94.9: Police have searched the home of a former Tory MP after receiving what they described as "credible" allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the establishment in the 1970s and 80s.
Madame Tussauds' sculptors reveal the first glimpses of the wax figures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo as part of the multi-million pound expansion, being created in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, which is set to open on 16 May.
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis says he is "fine" after fainting during his side's 3-2 league defeat at Tottenham.
The 10th sculpture on the vacant Fourth Plinth of Trafalgar Square has just been unveiled by London mayor Boris Johnson.
It's called Gift Horse - a bronze, skeletal, rider-less horse with an electronic ribbon tied to its leg displaying live prices from the London Stock Exchange.
German artist Hans Haacke based his work on an engraving in George Stubbs' 1766 work The Anatomy of a Horse and is said to be a comment on the link between power, money and history.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh bid farewell to the President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto and First Lady Angelica Rivera at the Grand Entrance at Buckingham Palace,
The lead story at midday on BBC London 94.9: Police have searched the home of a former Tory MP after receiving what they described as "credible" allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the establishment in the 1970s and 80s.
West Ham United centre-half Winston Reid has signed a new six-and-a-half-year contract.
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People who rent privately in Haringey are now paying more than half their income in rent, writes John Toner.
A riderless horse complete with a ticker tape showing stock exchange prices is the latest work of art about to be unveiled on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth.
The work, by German artist Hans Haacke, will replace the giant blue cockerel that previously sat on the plinth.
Haacke, whose work is based on an etching by equestrian artist George Stubbs, said he wanted it to fit in with the other more traditional sculptures in the square.
He said: "I hope the other two horses on Trafalgar Square, the one carrying Charles I, strutting, and the other, with George IV on its back, rather stoic, accept the newcomer graciously and recognise that their temporary companion has a lot to talk about."
A woman has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with murdering her four-year-old daughter and her partner.
Shelley Christopher, 36, is accused of killing Emanuel Amphahasa, who was in his 40s, and Sophia Christopher after their bodies were found at their home in Colville Square, Notting Hill on Friday.
Ms Christopher also faces a further charge of attempted murder and is next due in court on 21 May.
The lead story at 11:00 on BBC London 94.9: A former Tory MP has denied being part of a rent-boy ring with cabinet ministers or taking part in sex parties at Dolphin Square, an estate in Pimlico that used to be home to more than 80 politicians.
A woman escaped a fire at a property in Croydon yesterday which was ignited by a concave mirror focusing sunrays onto bedding.
Mark Ross from London Fire Brigade said: "The winter sun seems to be more prevalent this year so I'd ask everyone to keep mirrors, bottles of water and crystal balls out of direct sunlight. Thankfully the resident was alerted to the fire by her smoke alarm."
BBC London 94.9 reporter Richard main tweets: 'Gift Horse' by Hans Haacke is unveiled on the #fourthplinth
Chelsea stayed five points clear at the top of the Premier League as a hard-fought win at West Ham kept them on course for a first title in five years.
If, like me, you're from Cornwall and living in the capital, or just like visiting the county, then Gool Peran Lowen or Happy St Piran's Day!
Here's a list of events and ways to celebrate the national day of Cornwall, including one event in London.
The day is named after the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners.
The lead story at 10:00 on BBC London 94.9: Scotland Yard detectives investigating alleged child sexual abuse by establishment figures in the 1970s and 80s have raided the home of a former Conservative MP.
An 18-year-old man has become the fourth person to be arrested on suspicion of murdering 15-year-old Alan Cartwright who was fatally stabbed while out riding his bike with friends in Islington on Friday evening.
Two other men, aged 18 and 21, remain in custody, while a 17-year-old boy has been bailed until April.
Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a six-year-old boy in central London have released images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.
The child was attacked as he used a toilet at the Calthorpe Project, a community centre in Grays Inn Road, on the afternoon of 1 July 2014.
BBC London 94.9 reporter Richard Main tweets: A beautiful day for an unveiling! The press pack gather for the unveiling of the new #fourthplinth sculpture
Teenage pregnancy rates have fallen to an all-time low in Enfield, according to the Enfield Independent.
The rate in the borough is now 23 per 1,000 births as of 2013, a 58% reduction since 2006 when the rate was 55 per 1,000.
Detectives hunting the killer of a man whose body was found on a railway line in north London four years ago have launched a fresh appeal for information.
DJ and bus driver Kester David, 53, died from burns in the early hours of 7 July 2010. He was found on tracks under a bridge in Palmers Green and this morning police have renewed their appeal to trace two sets of men seen nearby.
Detectives are also keen to find his Blackberry mobile phone.
The lead story at 09:00 on BBC London 94.9: The Lib Dem MP and former Home Office minister Norman Baker's calling for primary schools to do more to educate pupils about the dangers of joining gangs.
A Radio Four investigation has found street gangs in London are recruiting ever younger members to try to stay one step ahead of the police. Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker calling for primary schools to do more to educate pupils about the dangers of joining gangs.
What do you think? You can listen live on BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 0207 7224 2000.
Arsenal produced an impressive second-half display to record a fourth consecutive Premier League win and consolidate their top-four place after they beat QPR 1-2.
Boris Johnson has been accused of misleading Londoners over how much it could cost to fund a new garden bridge over the River Thames.
The mayor has promised no public money would go into maintaining the bridge, only £30m would go towards building it.
But Labour say a letter shows the mayor has agreed to pay the £3.5m annual costs if the trust behind the project fails to find private funding.
The mayor's office has not responded to claims he misled taxpayers, but has confirmed the letter's contents.
Despite a chilly start with some frost it will feel warmer than yesterday. This morning will see sunny spells, although it will be cloudier this afternoon. It will remain dry throughout.
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