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  1. Updates from Friday 28 November 2014

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Have a good weekend

That's all for Local Live today. Rebecca Cafe will be back on Monday at 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London.

Eros 'wrapped up'

The Eros statue in Piccadilly Circus has been encased by a box of giant Christmas presents for the festive season.

Westminster Council

The presents surrounding the Grade I Listed landmark will stay in place until 2 January.

Foggy tonight, sunny tomorrow

There will be some clear spells overnight, although a few mist or fog patches will form. It should stay mainly dry, although a few spots of rain are possible. Minimum temperature: 8C (46F).

Looking ahead to tomorrow, Saturday will start dry and bright and any early low cloud, mist or fog will lift. The afternoon will see sunny spells and with just light winds it will feel mild.

Maximum temperature: 12C (54F).

BBC London news

Victoria Hollins

Journalist, BBC London

On the programme at 18:30 on

BBC One: We're with Boris Johnson on a trip to the Far East where he's trying to attract foreign investors to London.

Plus, we're live at the Olympic stadium where work has begun to build the new state of the art roof, before it becomes West Ham United's football ground. Also, we hear from the campaigners who say Soho is losing its history with the closure of Madame JoJos.

Mother and four children escape fire

A woman and four children from Ilford managed to escape their property before a fire ripped through the bedroom they were sleeping in last night.

Property after fire

The woman managed to get her children aged 7, 6, 4 and 3 months old, to safety and raised the alarm to three people upstairs.

London Fire Brigade's Owen Neale said: "Today is being called Black Friday where people will be spending money on luxury things but I urge everyone who hasn't got one already to buy a smoke alarm for every level of your home. It could be the difference between life and death."

England Rugby traffic warning


Transport for London

tweets: .
@EnglandRugby v Australia at Twickenham tomorrow, kick off 2.30pm. Road and lane closures and increased pedestrian numbers in the area.

Weekend football commentaries

BBC London 94.9


On the BBC London 94.9 Sport Show this weekend you can

listen live to commentaries for
Swansea v Crystal Palace,
West Ham v Newcastle and
QPR v Leicester - all three kick off at 15:00 tomorrow.

And on Sunday you can listen to the programme from 15:30 and hear commentary for

Tottenham v Everton from 16:00.

Fury v Chisora

Tyson Fury has vowed to prove his worth in the ring against Dereck Chisora tomorrow night.

Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury
Getty Images

The duo will go head to head at London's ExCel Arena in a WBO world title final eliminator to earn the right to fight IBF, WBA and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Triathlon to go through Canary Wharf

The London Triathlon, the world's largest triathlon, will

re-route its Sunday bike route to go through Canary Wharf for the first time when it's held on 8 and 9 August, the Wharf reports.

Camden tops house price list

Ham & High

Camden has topped yet another house price table as the borough with the strongest annual price change, seeing a year-on-year increase in average prices of 42%.

Paxman confirms mayoral approach

Former Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman has confirmed he was

approached to become a Conservative candidate in London's mayoral election and had been invited to meet Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the idea.

Jeremy Paxman

But he said he decided a week ago he would not enter the running to replace Boris Johnson in 2016 "for all the eclairs in Paris".

Hamley's heads stateside

London Evening Standard


Hamleys, the world's oldest toy store, is
planning to crack the US market for the first time in its 254-year history, according to the Evening Standard.

The retailer, which currently has 49 stores around the world, is planning to open in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

Why is it that colour?

The Londonist solves the reasoning behind the red and green colouring of Westminster and Lambeth Bridges in

this 60 second video.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 17:00 on

BBC London 94.9: A former children's home worker who sexually abused six children at a home in Ealing more than 40 years ago has been jailed for eight years.

PM's immigration focus

BBC London 94.9


On Drive with Eddie Nestor: The

Prime Minister has announced he is stopping EU migrants from claiming in-work benefits, such as tax credits, and removing migrants from the UK after six months if they have not found work.

How concerned do you think David Cameron should be about immigration? You can

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

Children's home worker jailed

A former

children's home worker has been sentenced to eight years in prison for child abuse committed in the 1970s.

John Cowan
Metropolitan Police
John Cowan

John Cowan, 72, was found guilty at Harrow Crown Court of sexually abusing six children at a care home in Ealing.

Chelsea pair make World listing

Chelsea pair Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard have been named on the 15-man

shortlist of midfielders for Fifa's 2014 World XI.

They are joined by Manchester City's Yaya Toure, Mesut Ozil of Arsenal and Manchester United's Angel Di Maria.

Daughter's burial dispute in court

A divorced couple have staged a High Court fight after failing to agree on what should happen to the remains of their 24-year-old daughter, Ayesha Khan, of Upper Norwood, who died earlier this month from a brain tumour.

Her mother Helen Fox, 45, wanted her to be cremated while her father Mohammed Khan, 50, wanted her to be buried. The judge ruled she should be cremated in the "desperately sad" case.

Behind the scenes


BBC London's sports reporter Sara Orchard

tweets: The crane is in place to lift the first panel onto the roof if the Olympic stadium

Olympic Park roof

News on the hour

The lead story at 16:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Police in Lewisham have stabbed a dog to death after it attacked an officer carrying out a drugs search.

Met officer stabs dog to death

A dog has been stabbed to death by a Met police officer during a drugs search in Lewisham earlier this morning.

A trainee detective constable, 39, was bitten by a dog which clamped its jaws onto his leg. "The dog was stabbed with a knife by an officer at the scene and has died as a result of its injuries," Scotland Yard said.

London 'looking gorgeous'


Scotland Yard's helicopter team

tweets: #London you're looking gorgeous today!!

Aerial view of London
Met Police

Cameron: 'Move on' over Plebgate affair

David Cameron said the former Cabinet minister

Andrew Mitchell should accept the verdict of the High Court on the "Plebgate" affair and "move on".

The former Chief Whip lost his libel action against the publishers of the Sun newspaper yesterday with the judge ruling that he did call a police officer a "pleb" during a row at the gates of Downing Street in 2012.

New recruits


Scotland Yard's Barking and Dagenham officers

tweet: General Salute!!! Commissioner now inspecting our very newest.

New police recruits
Met Police

Landlord licences


Brent Council

tweets: Are you a Brent private landlord? You probably need a licence.
Apply by 1 Jan 2015 or risk a hefty fine #prslicensing

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9

Our top story this hour:

Police in Lewisham stabbed a dog to death early this morning after it attacked an officer carrying out a drugs search.

Does anybody care about chess?

David Edmonds



London Chess Classic, a tournament that takes place each December, attracts up to nearly half a million followers from around the world.

Bobby Fischer playing Boris Spassky, 1970


does the world care as much about the game as it did in the summer of 1972 when Boris Spassky played Bobby Fischer?

Your views

Beth Rose

BBC News Online

We'd like your feedback about what you think of the BBC Local Live service.

Appeal over paedophile 'mob attack'

Scotland Yard is appealing for new leads in the "sadistic" six-year-old murder of convicted paedophile Andrew Cunningham.

The 52-year-old was found naked and soaked in blood at his caravan in December 2008 after suffering multiple stab wounds and mutilation to his genitals.

Cunningham, who was jailed in 2000 for unlawful sex with a 15-year-old girl, was reportedly the victim of a mob attack, which took place in an industrial estate in Wandsworth.

Watch: Campbell's Ebola pop-up shop

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has launched a

pop-up shop in London to raise funds to help people in Ebola-hit countries.

Naomi Campbell

She's persuaded designers from Victoria Beckham, Christian Louboutin to Dolce and Gabbana to donate bespoke pieces.

News on the hour

The lead story at 14:00 on

BBC London 94.9: Scotland Yard says a former children's home worker who's been jailed for eight years for historic sexual abuse could have abused many more victims who haven't yet come forward.

Christmas fraud


City of London Police

tweet: During the Christmas period in 2013, reported losses from Online Shopping and Auction Fraud totalled over £9.5 million #12frauds

Cloudy but dry

The rest of the day will be cloudy but mainly dry, with some bright or sunny spells developing, followed by some clear spells after dusk. It will also be quite breezy throughout.

Maximum temperature: 13C (55F).

New pictures of Crossrail

New pictures of London's

Crossrail project have been released as it hits the 60% completion mark.


BBC London news

Sonja Jessup

Presenter, BBC London News

On the programme at 13:30 on

BBC One: We'll have the latest from the Mayor's visit to Singapore: Boris Johnson's been accused of sending out contradictory messages over immigration.

And freedom of speech or intimidation? Health groups are calling for new laws to ban anti-abortion protests from taking place directly outside clinics.

News on the hour

BBC London 94.9


The lead story at 13:00 in the capital on BBC

London 94.9: London Underground says there's "absolutely no basis" for a strike on the Northern Line which is set to go ahead on Monday after talks to try to avert it broke down.

Watch: Woman update by pro-life supporters

BBC Newsbeat

Radio 1 and 1Xtra

A 21-year-old talks about her experience of having an abortion at a London clinic and having to

walk past pro-life campaigners before undergoing the procedure.

She said the situation was "really upsetting" and made her "feel physically sick." It comes as the

British Pregnancy Advisory Service calls for new legislation in England and Wales to ban anti-abortion protests from taking place within a certain distance of clinics.

Attacked man 'wants to know why'

A university lecturer who needed facial reconstruction surgery after he was savagely beaten at his home

said he wanted to know why he was attacked.

Paul Kohler

Paul Kohler, 55, who attacked in Kings Road, Wimbledon on 11 August, told BBC London: "We need to find out why they did it."

Machine gun arrests

Four people have been arrested after a machine gun was recovered at a house on Tottenham Lane in Haringey,

Scotland Yard has said.

A loaded Mac 10 machine gun containing a magazine with approximately 30 rounds of ammunition was seized, along with a bag containing 25 additional rounds. The two men and two women were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to endanger life.