Body of woman found in east London's River Roding

Scene where the body was found The body of the woman was found in the river

The body of a woman has been found in the River Roding in east London.

Police were called to Cranbrook shortly after 09:00 GMT and the body was subsequently recovered by members of the marine police unit.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said they were carrying out inquiries to establish the woman's identity and the circumstances of her death.

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    Traffic headlines 17:52: Billy Reeves BBC London Travel

    Mortimer Street, in the West End, is closed due to roadworks between Wells Street and Nassau Street until 7 November.

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    Prayers at the pictures 17:46:

    A Christian film distributor wants to recruit more than 100 pastors to hold prayers at multi-screen cinemas in the UK.

    Rev George Hargreaves

    Kingdom Cinema is run by the Rev George Hargreaves, a former music producer and leader of the Christian Party.

    Rev Hargreaves, 57, was a pastor in Hackney, London before moving to Wishaw, Scotland, three years ago.

     
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    Kingstson station move? 17:30:

    Moving Kingston upon Thames station closer to the river is among the ideas being mooted in yet more plans for future redevelopment of the town centre, This Is Local London reports.

    Kingtson upon Thames station

    The borough is on track to become an "opportunity area" for development, potentially including thousands of new homes and jobs.

     
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    The Metropolitan Police report that since the beginning of the occupation protest in Parliament Square on 17 October there have been 36 arrests.

    Twenty seven have been charged for offences including obstructing police, byelaw offences and aggravated trespass. Five have been bailed, three given a summons and one cautioned.

     
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    PM criticised by London MP 17:05:

    The Prime Minister has come under attack over the help he gave to the mother of a murdered London teenager.

    Tyrell Matthews Burton

    In the House of Commons today the Walthamstow Labour MP Stella Creasy accused David Cameron of failing to do enough after Tyrell Matthews Burton (pictured) was killed on the Greek island of Crete in July 2013.

     
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    News on the hour 16:55: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • Two people have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences.
    • Pressure is mounting on the Lord Mayor of London to step down as head of the government's inquiry into historical child abuse.
    • David Cameron has come under attack over the help he gave to the mother of a murdered London teenager.
     
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    Tunnel closed southbound 16:43:

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    Liverpool Street cordon lifted 16:26:

    City of London Police tweets: All cordons have now been lifted near #Liverpoolstreet station after a suspect vehicle was found in the area.

     
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    Worst mobile connectivity 16:17:

    Hendon and Cricklewood railway stations have topped a table for having the worst mobile connectivity in London, The Times Series reports.

    A study by Global Wireless Solutions, has revealed the poor state of mobile connectivity on popular commuter routes - with two Barnet stations ranking in the top ten worst stations in London.

     
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    News on the hour 16:00: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • Two people have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences - both are being held at police stations in central London.
    • The government is facing a legal challenge over the appointment of the Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, to chair the inquiry looking into allegations of historic child sexual abuse.
     
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    Tribute to Croydon man 15:50:

    The Croydon Advertiser reports a son's tribute to a bird lover and former school caretaker who died after being hit by a lorry in Croydon town centre.

    Maurice Baxter, 80, had taken a bus into town after spending the day with friends at an Anglo-Indian social club last Thursday afternoon when he was struck by the articulated vehicle in Wellesley Road.

     
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    Watch: London by bus 15:41: Josephine McDermott BBC News Online

    Three women who decided to try to ride every bus in London from the start to the end of the route have set their sights on a new challenge.

    Jo Hunt and Linda Smither

    It took them five years to take 549 buses and now they have decided to visit all 250 museums in the capital.

     
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    Suspect vehicle 15:33:

    City of London Police tweet: We are dealing with a suspect vehicle close to #Liverpoolstreet Station. Cordons are in place.

     
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    Terror arrest 15:20:

    A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attending a place used for terrorist training, the Metropolitan Police has reported.

    He has been taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody.

     
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    Killed cyclist: Family speak out 15:10: Tom Edwards Transport correspondent, London

    Another family has travelled to London to find out why and how their daughter died cycling in the city.

    Janina Gehlau

    Over the past year a French, Ukrainian and now a German family have been told their daughters have died after being in collision with an HGV.

    Today the family of Janina Gehlau spoke out. The 26-year-old died after an incident on Friday at the notorious Ludgate Circus junction.

     
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    News on the hour 15:00: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • The government is facing a legal challenge over the appointment of the Mayor of London to chair the inquiry looking into allegations of historic child sexual abuse.
    • Transport bosses say staff will be stopping passengers from smoking e-cigarettes on London's Tube and buses.
     
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    Hogarth's London 14:47:

    The Cartoon Museum's exhibition of William Hogarth's 50 best-known London satirical prints marks the 250th anniversary of his death.

    A Hogarth cartoon

    The exhibition opens today and lasts until 18 January 2015.

     
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    Listen: Dagenham boss on defeat 14:37: BBC Sport

    Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett speaks to BBC London 94.9 following Tuesday's 3-1 defeat at Luton in League Two.

    Wayne Burnett
     
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    Watford draw 14:21: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    BBC London Sport tweets: .@watfordfcsays @WatfordFC_news #watfordfc Slavisa Jokanovic thoughts on the 2-2 draw with Forest audioboom.com/boos/2584050-w... via @audioBoom

     
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    News on the hour 14:00: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • A legal challenge has begun against the Lord Mayor of London being appointed as chair of an inquiry into paedophiles.
     
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    National Theatre turns 51 13:44:

    The National Theatre tweets: The NT opened #OnThisDay in 1963 at the Old Vic with Peter O'Toole as Hamlet pic.twitter.com/77XWGhPoxF

     
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    Cloudier afternoon 13:34:

    Morning sunny spells will give way to cloudier and breezier conditions from the west into the afternoon.

    Today's forecast

    London should stay dry throughout the day. Maximum temperature will be 14 C (57 F).

     
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    Londoners 'borrowing' wifi 13:25:

    New research reveals that over half of those living in London (53%) admit to success in 'borrowing' their neighbours' internet connections - with 60% claiming they have attempted to do so in the past.

    Fibre optic lamps

    Londoners were also revealed in the study, carried out by broadband provider Hyperoptic, as the biggest culprits for making attempts on protected broadband accounts.

     
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    Stabbing guilty plea 13:14:

    The Met Police have reacted to the guilty plea of of a 16-year-old boy who stabbed 17-year-old Alim Uddin to death after a row over a bicycle.

    Det Insp Reid said: "There is no indication Alim knew how dangerous and fatal the meeting would be. I believe he went with the honest intention of retrieving the money he had paid for a bike he never received.

    "I can only hope this conviction goes some small way to bringing justice to Alim's family."

     
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    Coming up 13:04: Sonja Jessup Presenter, BBC London News

    I'll have the lunchtime BBC London News at 13:30 on BBC One: The family of cyclist Janina Gehlau - who was killed after being hit by a lorry in the City - have told BBC London more must be done to prevent other parents losing their children on the capital's streets.

    And we meet the pensioners who have decided to spend their retirement visiting every single one of London's 250 museums.

     
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    The headlines this hour include:

    • A victim of historical child abuse has launched a legal challenge against the government's decision to appoint Fiona Woolf as head of an inquiry into the matter.
    • A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another boy to death in a row over the sale of a £90 bicycle has changed his plea to guilty on the second day of his murder trial at the Old Bailey.
     
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    Object thrown in Commons 12:49: Chris Mason Political correspondent, BBC News

    tweets: Man led out of public gallery of Commons after an object was thrown--which hit the transparent shield and didn't reach the chamber

     
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    E-cigarette ban 12:38: London Evening Standard Newspaper

    E-cigarettes have been banned on the entire public transport network in London, the London Evening Standard has learnt.

    An electronic cigarette

    Passengers face fines for "vaping" on Tube, trains and buses as well as stations, platforms and depots.

     
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    Cannabis seized 12:25:

    Officers seized 1,765 cannabis plants during raid on Watham Abbey industrial estate, the Epping Forest Guardian reports.

    Officers raided Unit 5 at Meridian Business Park, in Fleming Road, Waltham Abbey, at midday yesterday. A total of 1,765 plants were seized.

    Two men have now been charged.

     
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    Cycling safety call 12:15: Tom Edwards Transport correspondent, London

    tweets: "Parents are losing children on streets of London" Janina Gehlau's family call for action on cycling safety

    Janina Gehlau's family
     
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    News on the hour 11:57: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • The government says it has full confidence in the Lord Mayor of London despite growing pressure for her to resign as chair of the inquiry into historical child abuse.
    • A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing another teenager to death in Brixton has changed his plea to guilty on the second day of his murder trial at the Old Bailey.
     
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    Baby P: Cover-up claim 11:47:

    A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.

    Peter Connelly

    Baby P: The Untold Story hears from an unidentified Ofsted inspector.

    Assessment documentation of Haringey's children's services department "disappeared", the inspector said.

     
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    Popular passports in London 11:33: The Daily Telegraph

    London is known for being a multicultural city, but which foreign passports are most commonly held by its residents?

    A passport

    The Daily Telegraph reports that with 156,500 of its citizens living in London, Poland's stamp is largest, followed by Ireland, India and many European Union members, who do not need a British passport to work here.

     
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    Bush's 'extraordinary' experience 11:23:

    Singer Kate Bush has described her comeback concerts in London as "one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life", but stayed tight-lipped about any possible plans for more performances.

    Kate Bush

    The singer returned to the stage of the Hammersmith Apollo this autumn after more than three decades, thrilling fans and critics alike.

     
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    Stabbing guilty plea 11:15:

    A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another boy to death in a row over the sale of a £90 bicycle has pleaded guilty to murder on the second day of his Old Bailey trial.

    Alim Uddin

    The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, knifed 17-year-old Alim Uddin (pictured) seven times at a block of flats in Brixton, south London, on 4 May.

     
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    News on the hour 10:58: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • Pressure is growing on the Lord Mayor of London to resign as chair of the government-ordered inquiry into historical child abuse in public institutions.
    • A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another boy to death in a row over the sale of a £90 bicycle has changed his plea to guilty on the second day of his murder trial at the Old Bailey.
     
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    Calls for more city powers 10:50: BBC Business

    Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.

    Manchester

    The amount equates to boosting current UK productivity by 5%, said the RSA City Growth Commission, which conducted the study.

    It is pushing for draft legislation to be in place by 2015.

     
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    Wildlife Photographer Award 10:38:

    A stark image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) Award.

    Lions in the Serengeti

    WPY is organised by London's Natural History Museum (NHM) and BBC Wildlife Magazine.

    An exhibition featuring the best photos opens at the NHM on Friday.

     
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    Theatre evacuated 10:30: London Evening Standard Newspaper

    An investigation has been today launched into the cause of a fire that forced an evacuation at a London theatre and cinema complex, the London Evening Standard reports.

    More than 400 people fled the Tricycle in Kilburn High Road as fire crews tackled the blaze in a kitchen above a neighbouring medical centre last night.

     
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    Sheep crosses London Bridge 10:14:

    Anita Klein tweets: A man walking his sheep over London Bridge this morning. As you do. #SE1 #LondonBridge

    A sheep walking over the bridge
     
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    News on the hour 10:04: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • The government has dismissed as "nonsense" claims by Labour that increasing use of private ambulances in London is more evidence of the creeping privatisation of the NHS.
    • A London MP has tabled a motion in the House of Commons calling for an investigation into reports that a gay couple were ordered off a bus for kissing.
     
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    Watch: 'Fierce battle' ahead 09:59:

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he expects a "fierce battle" when his team take on Belgian side Anderlecht in the Champions League on Wednesday.

    Arsene Wenger

    The Gunners travel to Brussels with three points from their first two matches in the competition, hoping to keep pace with Group D leaders Borussia Dortmund.

     
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    'Quietways' announced 09:30:

    Phase two of London's cycle "Quietways" scheme has been announced, extending segregated cycle lanes and junction changes to all 32 boroughs.

    Artists impression of the new lanes

    Phase one comprises seven routes in 15 boroughs, the first of which are due to open in spring 2015 and phase two would re-shape roads and junctions in Ealing and Twickenham town centres and other major thoroughfares.

     
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    Community 'split' 09:21:

    Residents of Leyton are split over a plan to stop drivers using a number of roads as a "rat-run" - This Is London Local reports today.

    People living in six roads off Lea Bridge Road are split over an attempt to prevent roads in the Barclay Estate being used as a rat-run.

     
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    Chair should stand down 09:10:

    The Lord Mayor of London - who chairs of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse - should step down, a lawyer representing victims has said.

    Fiona Woolf

    Alison Millar said Fiona Woolf lacked "credibility" among victims and had "no background" in child protection.

     
  51.  
    News on the hour 09:00: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The headlines this hour:

    • The government has dismissed as "nonsense" claims by Labour that the increasing use of private ambulances in London is more evidence of the creeping privatisation of the NHS.
    • The Lord Mayor of London is under growing pressure to resign as the chair of the inquiry into historical child sex abuse in public institutions.
     
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    Dead cyclist named 08:50:

    A cyclist who died three days after a collision with a lorry in the City of London has been named by police.

    Janina Gehlau

    Janina Gehlau, 26, was on Ludgate Hill, close to the junction with Farringdon Street, when the crash happened at about 11:30 on Friday morning.

     
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    Coming up 08:40: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    With Vanessa from 09:00, Dentists say it would help tackle shocking levels of tooth decay.

    Should teachers have to teach children to clean their teeth?

    What do you think? Call 020 7224 2000.

     
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    Watch: Car-free Oxford Street 08:26:

    London's Oxford Street is "doomed to decline" unless it is pedestrianised by 2020, a report has suggested.

    Oxford Street

    Problems with congestion, pollution and safety needed to be resolved, The Case for Pedestrianisation report by the London Assembly Liberal Democrats said.

     
  55.  
    Broken Down Lorry 08:22: Louise Pepper Journalist, BBC London

    On the A2, a broken down lorry in the Eltham Tunnel is causing queues back to Dartford Heath.

    For the latest travel news go to our travel page or on Twitter @BBCLondonTravel.

     
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    Road Delays 08:16: Louise Pepper Journalist, BBC London

    An accident on the A40 eastbound, at the Polish War Memorial is causing delays from Hillingdon

    For the latest travel news go to our travel page or on Twitter @BBCLondonTravel.

     
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    Lighter Winds 08:09:

    It will be a cool start to the day, but there should be plenty of sunshine this morning with much lighter winds than yesterday.

    It should remain dry through the afternoon, however it will become cloudier and more breezy. Maximum temperature: 14C (57F).

     
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    Train Delays 08:03: Louise Pepper Journalist, BBC London

    Southern Trains have delays out of London Bridge because of a signalling problem.

    For the latest travel news go to our travel page or on Twitter @BBCLondonTravel.

     
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    Good Morning 08:00: Duncan Smith BBC News Online

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

    You can also send your news, pictures and comments to london.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet @BBCLondonNews.

     

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