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  1. Updates from Monday 24 November 2014
  2. Three teenagers guilty over axe killing
  3. Friends 'told police of girl's affair with teacher'
  4. Northern Line strike date set for 1 December
  5. No charges for man held over Stephen Lawrence murder
  6. First Crossrail tracks are laid down
  7. Campaign to save floating bookshop

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By Beth Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Beth Rose

    BBC News

    That's all for Local Live today. I'll be back from 08:00 tomorrows bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London. Have a good evening.

  2. Evening bulletin

    BBC London News


    On the programme at 18:30 on BBC One: There are fears for a teenage girl who is believed to have travelled to Syria to join in the fight against Islamic State.

    And the residents facing a massive rent increase after their flats were sold off to a developer.

  3. Anyone for tennis?

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson joined some of world's best wheelchair tennis players outside City Hall earlier as they showed off their skills ahead of the forthcoming NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Birmingham.

    Boris Johnson
  4. Frost and freezing fog

    This evening and tonight clear spells will lead to frost and patchy freezing fog forming. However it will probably tend to lift later in the night, as thicker cloud spreads from the south, giving a little rain in places.

    Minimum Temperature: -2C (28F).

  5. Mayoral candidate steps forward

    London Evening Standard


    Entrepreneur Ivan Massow has launched a bid to stand as the Tory candidate for Mayor of London in 2016.

    Ivor Massow

    He told the Evening Standard his reputation as a "loose cannon" who was not afraid of putting "principle before party" would serve his campaign well.

    He said that, unlike Tory leader David Cameron and Mr Johnson, he was a "rags to riches boy" who left school at 16 and "didn't go to Oxford or Eton".

  6. Christmas is coming

    If you're looking forward to getting into the swing of December's festivities London 24 has compiled a list of London's best Christmas markets.

    Covent Garden
  7. Severe delays on M25

    BBC London


    There are severe delays of up to an hour on the M25 clockwise, with the inside lane closed between J16 M40 and J17 Maple Cross after a crane fire.

    And in Primrose Hill, Prince Albert Road is closed in both directions between B525 Avenue Road and Albert Terrace because of flooding. There is a diversion in place for bus route 274 via the A501 Marylebone Road, and A4201 Albany Street.

  8. News on the hour

    The lead story at 17:00 on BBC London 94.9: London Underground drivers on the Northern Line are to take part in a 24-hour strike next Monday over the dismissal of a worker.

  9. Tower of London viewing platform shatters

    A layer of glass on Tower Bridge's new viewing platform shattered on Friday evening when an empty beer bottle fell on to it, the attraction has confirmed.

    Visitors try out the new glass walkway at Tower Bridge

    In a statement, it said: "The floor was immediately inspected and covered to protect guests from glass splinters....Tower Bridge Exhibition's engineering team attended the site on Saturday morning and the sacrificial glass panel was replaced on Sunday morning.

    The Exhibition space remained open to the public as normal."

    The glass which smashed was one of four layers.

  10. Chelsea's John Neal dies

    Former Chelsea manager John Neal has died after a long career in football which took in Hull, Swindon, Aston Villa and Southampton as a player, as well as Wrexham, Middlesbrough and Chelsea as a manager.

    John Neal

    The London club released a statement which said: "Chelsea Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of John Neal, one of the most significant and loved managers in our history."

    Appointed by Chelsea in 1981, Neal prevented the Blues from slipping into the Third Division and in 1984 guided them to the Second Division title. He died on Sunday aged 82.

  11. Hospital chief exec stands down

    The chief executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Tony Bell, has stepped down from his position.

    Mr Bell said: "I believe that this is the right time for me to hand over the reins as a new Trust Board establishes itself and reviews its priorities for the future."

    The reason for his departure has not yet been disclosed, but Mr Bell is set to start working at NHS England on national policy.

  12. Who, what and why Occupy?

    Lucy Townsend

    BBC News Magazine

    Activists from the Occupy movement held their latest campaign in London this weekend. The protest movement, now three years old, has global recognition.

    Occupy London camp outside St Paul's Cathedral, London 2012

    But how can its impact be measured?

  13. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 16:00 on BBC London 94.9: London Underground drivers on the Northern Line are to take part in a 24 hour strike next Monday over the dismissal of a worker.

  14. Campaign to save floating bookshop

    A campaign has been launched to help save London's floating bookshop Word On The Water which has been trading on the River Thames for the last four years after it had its permanent mooring application on the Regent's Canal at Paddington turned down by the Canals and River Trust.

    Word on the Water barge

    The trust awarded the mooring to British Land which will open a coffee shop and information centre at the sire. A petition has been launched in support of the floating shop.

  15. Friends of 'teacher affair' girl told police

    Friends of a schoolgirl who had sex with a married teacher warned police about the illicit affair, but were told there was nothing they could do unless the girl herself report it, Inner London Crown Court heard.

    Stuart Kerner, 44, of Aylesford, Kent who was vice principal at the school denies having a secret relationship with the 15-year-old girl at Bexleyheath Academy in south-east London. He has been charged with six counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust.

  16. The world's first loyalty card

    Will Smale

    Business reporter, BBC News, Soccerex, Rio

    From the kitchen of a Chiswick house to changing the way the nation shops, Edwina Dunn looks back on how she and her husband helped Tesco launch its Clubcard.

    Edwina Dunn
  17. News on the Hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The top London story at 15:00 on BBC London 94.9: London Underground drivers on the Northern Line are to take part in a 24 hour strike next Monday over the dismissal of a worker

  18. Three guilty of axe killing

    • Kiro Halliburton, 18, from Tollgate Drive, Hayes, was found guilty of murder
    • Mahdi Osman, 18, from Hoskins Close, Hayes was found not guilty murder but guilty of manslaughter
    • Zakariya Subeir, 18, from Rockingham Road, Uxbridge, west London, was found not guilty murder but guilty manslaughter
    • A 17-year-old, who cannot be identified due to his age, was found not guilty of murder and not guilty of manslaughter
  19. Three guilty of axe killing

    After the attack Haliburton fled to Leeds, where he changed his appearance and Zakiriya Subeir travelled to Somalia but was arrested at Heathrow on his return.

    Another defendant Mahdi Osman also went to ground and was arrested five days later.

  20. Three guilty of axe murder

    The Old Bailey jury heard how handyman Paul Thrower became enraged when a group of youths who hung around outside the block in St.Dunstan's Close where he lived allegedly spat at his girlfriend, throwing a drink at her and calling her names.

    The victim confronted them on a balcony. Two of the youths barricaded themselves in the bin chute area, but Paul Thrower broke through a glass panel and climbed through the gap.

    Zakariya Subeir, 18, admitted striking Paul Thrower three times with an axe and Kiro Haliburton, 18, accepted stabbing the victim, but both denied murder claiming they acted in self-defence.

  21. Three guilty of axe killing

    Three teenagers have been found guilty of killing a man by attacking him with an axe and a knife after he confronted them for abusing his girlfriend.

    Paul Thrower, 46, was murdered in February in Hayes, west London.

  22. Youngest actress gets Bafta

    Nine-year-old Cherry Campbell who plays the title role in CBeebies show Katie Morag has become the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards while Dick and Dom - Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood - won the presenter prize 10 years after first scooping it.

    Katie Morag

    This year's ceremony was hosted by Doc Brown at the Roundhouse in London last night.

  23. Afternoon weather

    The afternoon will remain dry and sunny with light winds. Top temperature will be 8C (46F).

    However, the Met Office has tweeted a yellow fog warning. It says the fog will creep in after dark and could reduce visibility down to less than 100m.

  24. Northern Line strike

    Nigel Holness, London Underground's Operations Director for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, said: "To ensure the safety of our customers we operate a zero tolerance policy towards alcohol at work.

    "Anyone found to be in breach of this policy faces a disciplinary process and possible dismissal."

    He added: "The RMT leadership has balloted its members whilst the appeal process is still in progress. This is in breach of its agreement with us to exhaust all processes, including ACAS, before balloting members in such cases. The result of the RMT leadership's ballot will not influence our decision and will achieve nothing. Any strike action by the RMT will simply lose its members pay."

  25. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 14:00 on BBC London 94.9: London Underground drivers on the Northern Line are to take part in a 24 hour strike next Monday over the dismissal of a worker.

  26. Peruvian sunshine fails at premier

    Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman relied on a trusty umbrella when she attended the premier of Paddington in London yesterday after the bear's Peruvian sun failed to shine in the capital.

    Paddington premier
  27. Northern Line strike planned

    Drivers on the southern end of London Underground's Northern Line are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over the dismissal of a worker on 1 December.

    Members of the RMT Union will walk out over the dismissal of an employee which it says was part of a "new culture of harassment and misuse of procedures".

  28. Bond Street station partially reopens

    Jubilee line customers heading to the West End can now get off at Bond Street station after works to connect the new ticket hall to the existing station infrastructure were completed ahead of schedule.

    London Underground sign

    Passengers can now exit or change lines at the station. The work is part of London Underground's £10bn programme of improvements which includes modernising and enlarging the station ahead of the arrival of Crossrail.

  29. Matisse expected to fetch £12m

    Sotheby's in London has put Henri Matisse's Odalisque Au Fauteuil Noir on display ahead of it being auctioned in February where it is expected to fetch up to £12m.

    Henri Matisse's Odalisque Au Fauteuil Noir

    The picture, completed in Nice in January 1942, shows one of his favourite subjects - Nezy-Hamide Chawkat, an exiled Turkish princess who was the great-granddaughter of the last sultan of Turkey and fled to France with her grandmother when the royal family lost power.

  30. Lunchtime bulletin

    BBC London News


    On the programme at 13:30 on BBC One: The family of a woman from south London who was jailed in Iran for watching a men's volleyball game say she's been freed on bail.

    And we meet this year's unsung hero of the capital's's sporting community - a judo teacher from Bexley and Sidcup.

  31. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 13:00 on BBC London 94.9: NHS workers in London have returned to work after staging a four-hour strike in a dispute over pay.

  32. No further action for Lawrence suspect

    A sixth man held over the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence will not be prosecuted due to insufficient evidence the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

    Stephen Lawrence

    The suspect arrested 11 months ago has never been named. Mr Lawrence, 18, was stabbed to death by a group of up to six white youths in an unprovoked racist attack in Eltham in 1993.

  33. Southern Trains temporarily cancelled


    London Bridge's communication team tweets: Due to an operational incident under investigation there are no Southern trains until further notice. We are working hard to restore trains.

  34. Jutting ruled fit to stand trial

    British man Rurik Jutting, 29, charged with the murder of two women in Hong Kong has been ruled fit to stand trial by a judge.

    Rurik Jutting arrives at court in Hong Kong (24 Nov 2014)

    Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih who were domestic workers but working in the sex trade were found dead at his apartment on 1 November. Before moving to Hong Kong, Mr Jutting worked at Barclays in London for two years.

  35. Brit wins World Scrabble Championship

    A British man has won the final of the World Scrabble Championship in London with the word "talaq" which means a Muslim form of divorce.

    Craig Beevers (right) beat Chris Lipe from New York

    Craig Beevers, 33, from Guisborough, beat Chris Lipe, 34, from Clinton, New York, three games to one in the final at the Excel Centre.

  36. Mary J Blige's London love affair

    Michael Osborn

    Entertainment reporter, BBC News

    US soul singer Mary J Blige has worked with a host of young British musical talent to create her latest album The London Sessions.

    Mary J Blige

    Blige, who has nine Grammy awards and 20 years of experience to her name, has worked with the likes of dance duo Disclosure, Sam Smith and Emeli Sande to produce her latest opus in the UK.

  37. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at midday on BBC London 94.9: NHS workers in London have returned to work after staging a four-hour strike in a dispute over pay.

  38. GP conflict of interest concern

    A "large number" of GPs on Haringey's Clinical Commissioning Group, which decides who to buy services from, also have "shareholdings in the organisation that provides out-of-hours care" raising a possible conflict of interest, according to the Tottenham, and Wood Green Journal.

  39. Google case settled

    The case of a London businessman who wanted Google to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in its search results has been settled.

    Daniel Hegglin said he had been wrongly called a murderer, a paedophile and a Ku Klux Klan sympathiser during a malicious online campaign against him. Google has asked him to provide a list of web links to be removed.

  40. Where did the poppies go?

    Members of the public who purchased Tower of London poppies have started to receive them in the post after a team of volunteers have been removing about 75,000 of the ceramic flowers each day since 12 November.

    Beatrice Gardner

    Find out where some of them have been sent.

  41. News on the hour

    The lead story at 11:00 on BBC London 94.9: Health workers across London are returning to work now after a four-hour strike over pay.

  42. Heathrow Express delayed


    The Heathrow Express team tweets: Due to another operators broken-down train, Heathrow Express services are currently delayed - Sorry for the inconvenience.

  43. Girl's campaign gets secret donor

    An anonymous donor has pledged £2,000 towards helping the family of a young girl buy an accessible car so she can return home from hospital after spending a year on a children's ward, the Croydon Advertiser.

  44. London sky-lines


    Sunrise in @WHampstead streaky!

    West Hampstead sky line
  45. No trains from London Bridge


    BBC London's transport correspondent tweets: Big changes to services one month away at London Bridge

    Rail changes
  46. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The lead story at 11:00 on BBC London 94.9: Patients at NHS hospitals across London are facing disruption this morning because of a four hour strike over pay.

  47. NHS strike in London


    Scotland Yard officers in Merton tweet: Approximately 170 police officers driving and staffing up ambulances across London today and responding to calls due to NHS strike

  48. London sky-lines

    Tower RNLI took this picture of their view of the city this morning.


    If you have a great view of London you can email it to

  49. 'Severe' Tube delays NEXT PLS


    Transport for London's Victoria Line team tweet: There are severe delays due to an earlier faulty train.

    While commuter Nicola Heath tweeted this picture: Avoid Victoria at all costs this morning! @BBCTravelAlert

    Victoria station
  50. Banker sues Google

    A former London banker is suing Google in the High Court in an attempt to prevent what he calls "vile and abusive" material about him repeatedly appearing in search results.

    Daniel Hegglin's claim has been described by lawyers as "a test case with enormous consequences". It is believed to be the first trial in England against Google by a claimant relying on the "right to be forgotten" rule.

  51. Firearms amnesty ends

    London's first firearms amnesty in six years has ended with at least 240 weapons and more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition handed in to Scotland Yard.

    Selection of guns

    It was hoped the two week amnesty would help take guns off the streets to stop them falling into the wrong hands.

  52. News on the hour

    The lead story at 09:00 on BBC London 94.9: Nurses, midwives and London paramedics are among thousands of NHS workers who've walked out for four hours this morning over pay.

  53. On air

    Do you support NHS strike action?

    BBC London 94.9


    Vanessa Feltz will be be talking about NHS workers going on a four-hour strike this morning over pay. Do you support the strikers and will the action affect you?

    You can listen live on BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 020 7224 2000.

  54. Bakerloo Line Suspended

    BBC London


    Services have been suspended on the Bakerloo Line between Queens Park and Harrow And Wealdstone and there are minor delays on the rest of the line due to flooding at Harlesden.

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

  55. First Crossrail tracks being laid

    The first section of track to be used by Crossrail trains has been laid on a new bridge in west London.

    Tracks being laid at Stockley

    The 120 metre long Stockley Flyover will be used by Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services from next year and is the largest single span bridge to have been installed anywhere on the Great Western railway since the days of Brunel.

  56. Counter terrorism awareness operation launches

    The Metropolitan Police is joining officers from across the country to take part in national Counter Terrorism Awareness Week, launching in London today.

    Policing activity involving over 3,000 officers includes briefing thousands of businesses - shopping centres, cinemas, sports stadiums - to help them step up their security and train their staff at venues across London.

  57. Rail and road delays

    BBC London


    Flooding in the Harlesden area yesterday has caused a signal failure: London Overground have severe delays between Euston to Watford and the Bakerloo Line has severe delays Queen's Park to Harrow & Wealdstone.

    On the roads in Primrose Hill, Prince Albert Road remains closed past London Zoo after floods yesterday. Bus route 274 is on diversion.

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

  58. A cold start to Monday

    There will be a cold start to the day with a slight frost in places but early patchy fog will slowly clear.

    The weather forecast

    The day will be dry and predominantly sunny, with light winds.

    The top temperature will be around 8C (46F).

  59. Good Morning

    Beth Rose

    BBC News

    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 or Tweet @BBCLondonNews.