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23 July 2014 Last updated at 07:59

Labour's Frank Dobson to quit as MPFrank Dobson

Holborn and St Pancras MP and former Labour cabinet member Frank Dobson announces he will stand down as an MP next year.


Kester DavidAppeal over burned body in archway

Police appeal for witnesses to the unexplained death of a man whose burned body was found under a railway archway in north London.

graduation'Fewer degree offers' for minorities

Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.

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

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    Sexual assault arrest 10:27:

    A 61-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child by officers probing historic child abuse allegations at two top London public schools has been released on bail until October.

    The man was arrested by officers from Operation Winthorpe, which is investigating claims of sexual abuse and misconduct at St Paul's School in Barnes, south-west London, and its prep school Colet Court.

     
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    'Heavy-handed' arrest of ex-cleaner 10:17:

    Twenty officers were used to arrest a government minister's illegal immigrant ex-cleaner at her daughter's wedding in north London, it has emerged.

    Keith Vaz Keith Vaz criticised way the woman was arrested

    Labour MP Keith Vaz has accused the Home Office of using heavy-handed tactics to arrest Isabella Acevedo. But immigration enforcement chief Mandie Campbell told MPs their action was based on a "risk assessment".

     
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    University or self-employment? 10:02: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    Thanks for your comments on Facebook to Vanessa Feltz's question on whether more school leavers should consider university or self-employment.

    Nick Kellingley said: "Setting up a business requires skills most undergrads don't have. The entrepreneurial life is a hard one... and it would be much, much harder at 18 with no real skills or experience to offer."

    Amber Threapleton said: "There should be a full range of options for our young people instead of just pushing university at them. However they need back up. I have been self employed for 7 years and it's a tough gig - rewarding too in many ways."

     
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    Benedict's waxy performance 09:44:

    "What a weird and wonderful compliment. I have been accused of being wooden in my work, but never waxy," says actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is being measured up to become a waxwork at Madame Tussauds in October.

    Benedict Cumberbatch
     
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    Cap on child benefit? 09:35: via Facebook

    Vanessa Feltz is asking whether there should be a cap on child benefit following news of a family of 17 from Romania living in Harrow, north-west London on £55,000 a year benefits.

    Simon McDonnell says: "It's awful that we have to consider capping when children's welfare are involved, but some parents are using reproduction as a way to live of the state."

    Iain M Hambling says: "I'm a private landlord, I take in tenants from the local authorities 'at risk' register. In every case, I take in a young mother (16-19) with a new baby, the council pays their rent, by the time they leave to be rehoused in a local authority house they have at least 3 babies... they know how to abuse the system."

     
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    Train delays 09:31:

    National Rail says a signalling problem between Stratford and London Liverpool Street is causing delays of up to 15 minutes to trains between Stratford and London Liverpool Street.

    Abellio Greater Anglia trains, which have been affected, tweets: #Stratford - some mainline services will be terminated and started from Stratford and Shenfield. JH

     
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    Self-employed or university? 09:27: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    This morning Vanessa Feltz is asking should more school-leavers consider self-employment over university?

    Call us on 020 722 42000 or email Vanessa@bbc.co.uk.

     
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    On this day 09:13:

    On this day last year the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London with their new baby son George to cheers from well wishers.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son

    The prince celebrated his first birthday yesterday.

     
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    Have your say 09:04:

    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.

     
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    Putney traffic lights failure 08:54:

    Traffic lights have failed on either side of Putney Bridge, which is closed until October for maintenance.

    The signals are out on the north side, on Putney Bridge Approach, and on the south side, on Putney High Street. For the latest travel information visit BBC London's travel page.

     
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    Arrest over lorry death 08:46:

    A seventh man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and manslaughter over the death of a cash-and-carry owner who was hit by a lorry as he chased robbers in Barking in October.

    Shammi Atwal Shammi Atwal was struck by a lorry as he chased robbers from his shop

    Shammi Atwal, 45, died outside Glen & Co Cash and Carry in River Road, on 14 October. Six men were jailed last month convicted of manslaughter and conspiracy to rob.

     
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    Frank Dobson to quit as MP 08:37:

    Veteran Labour MP Frank Dobson has confirmed will stand down at the general election next year.

    Mr Dobson, who has represented Holborn and St Pancras in London since 1979, said he had "decided to pack in when people are stopping me in the street to say they hope I am not going."

     
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    University offers 08:27:

    Ethnic minority students are less likely than their white British peers to receive offers from UK universities, a research by London School of Economics and Political Science suggests.

    The study analysed university applications made in 2008 by 50,000 would-be students. Universities UK said institutions were actively addressing the issue

     
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    Appeal over burned body death 08:16:

    Police are appealing for help in investigating the death of a bus driver whose badly burned body was found under a railway archway in north London.

    Kester David

    Kester David's body was discovered behind a building in Broomfield Lane, Palmers Green, in 2010.

     
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    London overground delays 08:10:

    There are minor delays on London Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking due to faulty train at Gospel Oak.

    For the latest travel news follow @BBCTravelAlert on Twitter.

     
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    Dry and warm day 08:05:

    The day will start cloudy, but it will brighten up becoming dry with plenty of very warm sunshine.

    Maximum temperature 29C (84F)

     
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    08:00: Debabani Majumdar BBC London News

    I'll be guiding you through BBC Local Live today, bringing you the latest news, travel, weather and sport from across London.

    Get in touch with your comments and photos by emailing london.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     

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