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Colleagues have paid tribute to Rene Tkacik, 43, an engineer killed by falling concrete in a Crossrail tunnel - the first worker to die on the £15bn project, the Evening Standard reports.
Syed Ali, an ICT teacher and head of year eight at Acland Burghley School, said teachers are the school were dressed appropriately.
"I think we dress smart. Everyone has individual taste as we have been an arts school for a long time, but at the end of the day I am in agreement we should all dress smart. I don't think it has a massive impact but it is a bit more professional if you do dress smarter."
Labour's Val Shawcross said he had a "passion and detailed knowledge of the subject" and Mike Brown from London Underground said no-one could question his commitment to his members."
He added that as a mark of respect union talks over the closure of all ticket offices on the Tube will be paused.
An 18-year-old has been charged with robbery and handling stolen goods after a smash-and-grab at H Stain Ltd in Victoria Street, central London, yesterday, police have said.
The best in science images have been selected for the annual Wellcome Image Awards including the sharp points on a kidney stone and a head louse egg firmly glued to a hair.
For a limited time you'll be able to see the best of the images in the window of the Wellcome Trust in Euston.
Tori said: "It depends on the school. I worked at a secondary school in Camden with no uniform and many teachers were very creative/quirky types and this brought out such great independent/individual/creative students who in all were inspired to achieve great things due to being allowed to grow individually."
Parking will be free for half an hour everywhere in Redbridge from the start of next month, the Ilford Recorder reports.
Jamal from Bethnel Green said: "It's very important for the teacher to wear smart clothes because they're a role model in the class. It reflects a nice view to the student and says to them 'when I'm older I will have a very better job'."
Tower RNLI tweets: Good morning from the day crew - it looks like it's going to be a lovely day
BBC London reporter Sonja Jessup tweets: MPs paying tribute to Bob Crow: 5 Labour MPs have signed Commons motion saying he was "1 of most outstanding union leaders of generation"
Visitors will be able to ride 0.6 miles (1km) of old Mail Rail tunnels under central London from 2020, after plans were approved by Islington Council.
On Vanessa's show presented by Harriet Scott: Teachers at Acland Burghley School in Camden have been criticised in an Ofsted report for dressing too scruffily, with some singled out for wearing clothes that were "too casual" and risked undermining standards.
You can listen live on BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 020 7224 2000.
Plans to open The London Post Office Railway - known to many as Mail Rail - as a tourist ride have been approved by Islington Council.
I was lucky enough to have the chance to take a ride under central London on a Mail Rail train specially converted for passengers.
Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and Conservative peer Daniel Finkelstein have paid tribute to RMT union leader Bob Crow, who died yesterday at the age of 52.
Speaking on Newsnight, Lord Finkelstein said Bob Crow "had pride in his identity" while Mr Livingstone said "he was confident and happy in his working class culture".
Rapper Professor Green has been charged with drinking and driving after police investigating a suspected mugging in Lewisham in November discovered a Mercedes car and van had been involved in a crash.
The rapper, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, is due to appear before Bromley magistrates on 20 March.
A suspected smash-and-grab-jewellery-raider was wrestled to the ground from a moped yesterday by a member of the public.
Robbers armed with axes and hammers attempted to raid H Stain Ltd on Victoria Street, central London, at about 13:00. Three other suspects managed to escape. The Metropolitan Police said it was not yet known if anything had been taken from the shop.
Areas of mist and low cloud will clear with long sunny spells expected across most of the region. There will be light winds and it will feel pleasantly warm by mid-afternoon.
Maximum temperature: 15C (59F). Sunset at 17:59.
On London Underground, the Bakerloo Line is delayed between Queens Park and Harrow and Wealdstone.
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