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  1. Updates from Monday 1 December 2014
  2. Injured cyclist waits 90 minutes for ambulance
  3. Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick to leave Met Police
  4. Police arrest hospital absconder
  5. Three men charged over Spurs pitch invasions
  6. Battersea Power Station Malaysia Square plan unveiled

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By Rebecca Cafe

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's all for today's BBC Local Live.

    Join us at 08:00 tomorrow where we'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for London.

  2. Evening news

    BBC London News


    On tonight's programme, the mother of a Surrey teenager murdered by a man he befriended on a gaming website says the police missed opportunities to save him.

    Our home affairs correspondent will have the latest on the terror arrests and Alice Bhandhukravi reports that despite London having the highest proportion of people living with HIV, Londoners have the lowest awareness.

    Tamsin Greg

    And actress Tamsin Greg talks about her first stage musical role in Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown.

  3. Drizzle overnight

    It will remain cloudy this evening with light winds, and perhaps the odd spot of drizzle at times.

    The winds may pick up a little towards the end of the night, with some more general light rain arriving by dawn.

    Lows of 5C (41F).

  4. On air

    Eddie Nestor

    Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    The headmaster of a London independent school has warned that privately-educated pupils can end up being so over-confident that it puts people off.

    I'll be speaking to a body language and behaviour expert to find out what it is that makes us confident.

    Also on the show, the latest on the Met's assistant commissioner resigning and candles starting house fires.

  5. Frigate docking

    London Port Authority tweets: Helicopter on the rear deck of frigate HMS St Albans on the #Thames: vessel recently had £25m revamp

    HMS St Albans
  6. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    At 1700, BBC London's 94.9's David Friend has all the latest on the terror arrests.

    And a serving Met Police officer appeared in court today charged with three counts of voyeurism.

  7. More Overground trains

    Passengers on the London Overground are set to see four extra trains added to the Gospel Oak to Barking line.

    Overground logo

    Four services on the East London line will also be extended so that they terminate at the interchange at Highbury & Islington, rather than terminating at Dalston Junction as they do now.

    The extra trains, which start from 14 December, are:

    • 06:06am Barking to Gospel Oak
    • 17:18 South Tottenham to Gospel Oak
    • 17:37 Gospel Oak to Barking
    • 18:58 Barking to Upper Holloway
  8. Terror arrests

    Five men have been arrested in Dover and east London on suspicion of terror offences, Met Police say.

    The men, aged between 24 and 43, are being held at a central London police station, while officers are searching four addresses in east London and one in south London.

  9. Heart of Battersea development named

    The public space at the heart of the Battersea Power Station development is to be called Malaysia Square, it has been revealed in Kuala Lumpur in this report by BBC London's Tim Donovan.

  10. Thieves in bid to blow up cash machine

    Thieves made a bid to blow a cash machine from the wall of a post office by exploding volatile gas canisters to access money inside, reports Ham & High.

    Sub postmaster Michael Darvill said: "I've been a sub-postmaster for 60 years this Christmas and I think it's been the sixth or seventh attack I've had.

    "I suppose this is the worst, and yet it's the best because nobody was injured."

  11. Mayor dissects cow lung

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson has helped to dissect a cow's lung at Epsom College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Boris Johnson helps to dissect a cow

    He officially opened the new school, which is linked with Epsom College in Surrey, as part of his Far East tour.

  12. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    The top London story in the 1600 bulletin is: A 31-year-old woman has appeared before Thames magistrates charged with murder after an elderly man was stabbed to death at his home near City Airport.

  13. Injured cyclist left on road for 90 minutes

    A female cyclist injured in a crash was left lying in the road 90 minutes before an ambulance arrived.

    Cyclist collided with vehicle

    London Ambulance Services said they were told by police at the scene on Teddington's Broad Street that the patient, thought to be in her 60s, was conscious, breathing and alert, and a crew sent was diverted to a patient in a more serious condition.

  14. West Coast Christmas rail delays

    Passengers are being advised not to use a main London to Scotland rail line over Christmas due to one of a series of engineering projects set to cause severe disruption over the holiday period.

    The work on the West Coast main line means the line will be shut between Euston station in London and Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire after the last trains on Christmas Eve until Monday December 29.

    It will also be closed between Stafford and Crewe after the last trains on Christmas Eve until Sunday 28 December.

  15. Warnings over candle fires

    London Fire Brigade is issuing advice against candles after six people escaped a house fire in Romford on Saturday which was started by them.

  16. 'Spending surge' at City Hall

    London Evening Standard


    City Hall bosses have been accused of "unnecessary waste" after a surge in the amount of money spent on taxpayer-funded credit cards, reports the Evening Standard.

    City Hall

    Figures obtained by the newspaper show spending jumped from £57,522 in 2011-12 to £256,698 last year on the eight cards.

  17. Children offered diabetes help

    Dozens of children with diabetes have benefited from an outreach project that offers support at home and in school.

    Paediatric diabetes dietician Mae Said has visited more than 30 schools and 40 homes in the London boroughs of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea since 2012.

    Based at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Mae's main aim is to educate families about diabetes and support schools so they can help pupils maintain safe blood sugar levels.

  18. News on the Hour

    BBC London 94.9


    Coming up:

    • A 31-year-old woman has appeared before Thames Magistrates charged with murder after an elderly man was stabbed to death at his home near City Airport.
  19. In the papers

    Some London stories in the nationals:

    • The Guardian says Boris Johnson wants to control the court system in London
    • Pupils at St Paul's school in Hammersmith wear hoodies instead of blazers for safety, reports The Times
    • The Independent says high prices and overcrowding drive 30-somethings to provincial cities
    • Lee Rigby's killer claims he's "no longer a soldier of Allah" reports The Mirror
  20. Most senior police woman resigns

    The Times' crime editor Sean O'Neill tweets: The @foreignoffice says Cressida Dick is to be a "director general" of something that is SO secret they can't disclose any more details

  21. Brand joins rent protest

    Comedian Russell Brand has joined residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in east London as they demonstrate against US investment company Westbrook's plans to evict 93 families.

    Russell Brand at a protest

    They've been told their rents could triple to bring them in line with market values. The owners of the estate say they'll meet with residents in the New Year.

  22. Inner city pupils start boarding school

    The first pupils from inner-city London have finally begun boarding at a school in West Sussex described as England's first free state boarding school.

    The 13 to 14-year-old pupils from Stockwell are spending three nights a week at the Durand Academy in Stedham.

  23. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    At 1400, residents who claim they may be forced to leave their estate in Hoxton if their rents go up will hand a petition signed by 300,000 people into Downing Street today.

  24. Monks return to London

    For the first time in seven years, Shaolin Monks will perform on stage in a new show.

    Shaolin Monk

    Called Shaolin, it will be on at the Peacock Theatre on 29 September 2015 for four weeks.

  25. Most senior police woman resigns

    Boris Johnson tweets: Cressida Dick has done a tremendous job helping keep London safe for more than 30 yrs. A pleasure to work with & I wish her the very best

  26. Absconder arrested

    A man who absconded from a psychiatric hospital in Woolwich on Friday has been arrested.

    Paul Williams

    Paul Williams, 48, was held on suspicion of aggravated burglary and robbery after he was found in Clapham.

  27. Dull afternoon

    It will be a mostly dull, grey and overcast afternoon for many places, with occasional light rain and drizzle, especially over high ground such as Hampstead Heath.

    There is a small chance of a little brightness at times, but will feel chilly, despite the light winds.

    Highs of 7C (45F)

  28. Lunchtime bulletin

    BBC London News


    In the lunchtime bulletin, the mother of a murdered teenager from Surrey talks about how she suspected her son was being groomed online.


    And designs showing what the main square will look like at the new revamped Battersea Power Station have been unveiled in Malaysia.

  29. Santas line up for jabs

    Twenty five Santas queued up on Oxford Street today to get their flu jab.

    Line of Santas

    The campaign comes as new research carried out by Boots found one in five people wrongly believe they were too late to protect themselves from flu this winter.

  30. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    London news in the 1300 bulletin:

    • A 31-year-old woman appears in court charged with murdering a 77-year-old man
    • Three men have been charged with pitch invasion following their arrest at the Tottenham Hotspur v Partizan Belgrade last Thursday
  31. Woman charged with murder

    A woman has been charged with murder after a 77-year-old man was found with multiple stab wounds to the chest in his east London home.

    The man was found dead in his Drew Road property, Newham at about 04:20 GMT on 29 November following reports of a stabbing.

  32. Poppies head for homes

    Volunteers have now removed all of the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London.

    An owner of a tower poppy displays it in a vase

    BBC News' Tim Muffett followed one of the poppies through the "picking" process and its delivery to its new owner.

  33. Most senior police woman resigns

    Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick will leave the Met on 19 January.

    "It has been a wonderful privilege to work in such an extraordinary organisation and with such fabulous people. I feel very lucky to have done so. I will miss you all," she said.

  34. Fans urge Arsene to leave Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is not concerned by criticism from a section of the club's supporters.

    Fans hold poster at Arsenal

    During the 1-0 win over West Brom, fans raised a banner urging Wenger to quit.

    "We live in a society of total opinion but we live off not what we say but what we do - and what we do is on the pitch," he said.

  35. News on the Hour

    BBC London 94.9


    Coming up:

    • Fewer than half of Londoners know how HIV can be contracted according to research to mark World Aids Day
  36. Spurs 2 - 1 Everton

    Tottenham's Roberto Soldado scored his first Premier League goal of the season with the winner as Spurs beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

    Roberto Soldado scores for Spurs

    BBC Sport's Tim Oscroft has a full review of all the action.

  37. In the papers

    At least five women were targeted by a sex attacker in a frenzied two hours in Upper Norwood - and detectives believe there may have been more victims.

    The Croydon Guardian says police have arrested a 28-year-old man and have appealed for any other victims to come forward.

  38. Petition over tripling rent fear

    Some Hoxton residents who fear their rents may soon triple are marching on Downing street today.

    The group who live on the New Ear estate will hand in a petition which has been signed by 300,000 people. The new American owners say they will meet with residents in the New Year but that the plans would bring the rent in-line with the market value of the properties.

  39. Most senior police woman resigns

    Danny Shaw

    Home affairs correspondent, BBC News

    Cressida Dick joined the Metropolitan Police in 1983.

    While at the force, she undertook command roles in the Met's response to 9/11, the Tsunami and after the 2005 bombings.

    Cressida Dick

    She also led many of the Met's highest profile crime investigations, such as Stephen Lawrence, phone hacking, Parliamentary expenses inquires.

    An Assistant Commissioner post will be advertised in the next week or so.

  40. BreakingMost senior police woman resigns


    Britain's most senior female police officer - the Met's assistant commissioner Cressida Dick - is leaving the service after 31 years.

    Ms Dick, who was assistant commissioner in charge of specialist operations including counter-terrorism, is to take up a new role at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  41. Sound of 2015

    Croydon-based grime artist Stormzy, Cambridge politics graduate and east Londoner George the Poet and former Lewisham Young Mayor candidate Novelist have all been named on the BBC Music Sound of 2015 longlist.

    Sound of 2015 nominees

    Previous winners include Adele, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith.

  42. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    In the 1100 bulletin: London Underground says 90% of trains are running on the Northern Line this morning and there's a "good service" despite a strike by drivers at one of the line's four depots.

    It's described the strike as unnecessary but the RMT union says it's supporting a sacked driver.

  43. On the roads

    On the M25, the Dartford River Crossing is now fully open with traffic moving well after the toll booths were put out of action at the weekend.

    A new system for charging cars has started. Drivers can pay in advance or by midnight the following day.

  44. Christmas is coming: Door one

    If you started your Monday morning without the joy of opening the first door of your advent calendar, here is a virtual Christmas calendar door for you.

    Warwick David with reindeer

    Actor Warwick Davis appeared alongside a reindeer at the weekend premiere in Leicester Square of Get Santa which sees Father Christmas, played by Jim Broadbent, banged up behind bars in the run-up to Christmas.

  45. District Line delays

    There are severe delays between Parsons Green and Wimbledon while a signal failure at East Putney is fixed.

    There are minor delays between Parsons Green and Edgware Road.

  46. Northern Line strike

    via Facebook

    On BBC London's Facebook page, Kevin Rose wrote: "Too right, I don't want a drunk person in charge of my tube train. However, if he did indeed have a medical condition that caused the failure then that needs to be looked in to.

    "The driver should have been suspended pending a full inquiry."

    What are your views?

  47. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9


    Following on from his trip to the Indonesian capital Jakarta, London mayor Boris Johnson says it might be time to revisit the idea of Car Free Sundays.

    Find out what Jenny Jones from the Greens on the London Assembly thinks in the 1000 bulletin.

  48. Dartford crossing goes cashless

    Drivers using the Dartford crossing will longer stop at toll barriers as a new pay system is in place.

    The booths were removed over the weekend and drivers can now pay online or set up a pre-pay account, which the Highways Agency said would help cut traffic jams, but the price has gone up to £2.50 a day for cars.

  49. Kew scientists to lose their jobs

    More than 50 scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew have been told they could lose their jobs.

    Boris Johnson looking at plants

    In this report from BBC London's political editor Tim Donovan, London's mayor Boris Johnson says he is concerned, which emerged as he was celebrating Kew's research work during a visit to Singapore.

  50. Northern Line strike

    LU says it hasn't brought in extra drivers; it says it operating a good service based on those who have turned up for work.

    It added that there are four train depots on the Northern Line, and that drivers from one on them were taking strike action.

    In total there are about 600 drivers on that route.

  51. Northern Line strike

    Robert Evans says the service is better than normal while Lee Walker tweets: both are like kids in the playground! I despair that actual professional adults behave as these both do.

    What do you think? Tweet @bbclondonnews.

  52. Salter statues unveiled

    Two new statues have been unveiled of a doctor and his wife who championed free health care in Bermondsey and planted 9,000 trees in parks, playgrounds and churchyards in the area during the early 1900s.

    Ada and Alfred Salter statues

    The statue of Dr Alfred Salter was re-created after the original was stolen from Bermondsey in 2011, while a newly commissioned statue of his wife, Ada, who was London's first female mayor, was also unveiled yesterday.

  53. On air

    Vanessa Feltz

    Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    This morning from 0900 I'll be joined by Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green.

    Put your questions to her - call now 020 722 42000.

  54. Northern Line strike

    Tom Edwards

    Transport correspondent, London

    The RMT union says TfL's advice to the public is contradictory and dangerous.

    They say London Underground's "good service" claim is "misleading spin".

  55. Post update

    Northern Line strike

    London Underground says the strike has received little support from RMT members, enabling it to deliver a good service.

    Extra trains are operating on the Wimbledon branch of the District line to help customers in south London who may find it easier travelling from Wimbledon.

  56. Northern Line strike

    A good service is reported on the Northern Line despite the strike - but passengers are also being advised to plan their journey if at all possible.

    Other lines are all running well including the Metropolitan Line which had some problems earlier on.

    For more travel updates, visit BBC London's travel pages.

  57. Cold and cloudy

    Sara Thornton

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    The first day of winter brings a cold and cloudy day with some drizzle, with temperatures well down on the mild conditions of the weekend.

    Top temperature: 8C (46F).

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    Rebecca Cafe

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