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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 15 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Andy Dangerfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's all from BBC Local Live for today.

    Duncan Smith will be here on Tuesday from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.

  2. Patchy frost possible

    It will be dry this evening and overnight. Clear spells will allow some mist and fog to form late in the evening and into Tuesday.

    Patchy frost is possible for the outskirts of London. Minimum temperature: -1C (30F).

  3. Evening News

    BBC London News

    TV

    On BBC London's teatime bulletin, the head of the Metropolitan Police warns the public are at risk unless radical measures are taken to deal with funding cuts.

    And hear about London's first "social supermarket", where shoppers on benefits get cut price food and help with jobs.

    Join Riz Lateef and the BBC London News team at 18:30 on BBC One.

  4. BBC London Sport show

    Pete Stevens

    Sport editor, BBC London

    This evening in the BBC London Sport show with Andy Rowley we will be bringing you full commentary of the Premier League game between Everton and Queens Park Rangers.

    The match kicks off at 20:00 and you can listen to the coverage on BBC London 94.9 and BBC London online

  5. Post update

    Sexual assault at Tube station

    British Transport Police officers have released an image of a man they wish to speak with following a sexual assault at London Bridge Underground station.

    Man police want to speak to

    On Thursday 27 November, at about 21:30, a 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted as she made her way to the Jubilee Line.

  6. Tube delays

    There are severe delays on the Piccadilly Line between Acton Town and Heathrow Airport because of earlier signal failure at Hounslow East.

    Tickets are being accepted on local buses and Heathrow Connect services.

    For more updates visit BBC London's travel website.

  7. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    Coming up at 17:00: A former British boxing champion has appeared in court accused of helping two men flee to Syria to fight with Islamic State.

    Listen live to find out more.

  8. Millwall name coach

    Millwall have appointed Nigel Gibbs as first-team coach.

    Nigel Gibbs

    The Lions, currently 20th in the Championship table, have brought in Gibbs to support boss Ian Holloway and assistant manager Marc Bircham.

  9. New cycle hire charges

    BBC London transport correspondent Tom Edwards tweets: New charges for bike hire 2015. Increase for hire upto 1hr.

    New cycle hire charges
  10. Inmates recaptured

    An armed robber and another inmate who were on the run from Leyhill open prison in South Gloucestershire, have been arrested in London.

    (L-R) Stephen Gurney and Marcus McAlpine

    Stephen Gurney, 43, from Chelsea, was serving an indeterminate sentence for armed robbery and Marcus McAlpine, 43, from Lewisham, was jailed for assault.

  11. Ambulance service 'critical'

    Ambulance services across the country are being asked to help support London Ambulance Service after it escalated its service status to critical.

    A senior NHS source has told the BBC he understood that ambulance services outside London would be expected to provide crews and vehicles to the capital.

  12. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    At 16:00 the top headline is: anti-terrorism police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Thamesmead on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism.

    Listen to BBC London 94.9 to find out more.

  13. Mother’s grave desecrated

    A grieving daughter has accused cemetery staff of desecrating her mother's grave after they ripped out flowers she planted in her memory, Brent and Kilburn Times reports.

    Susan Cullen, from Foxholt Gardens, criticised workers at St Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery on Harrow Road, the paper says.

  14. The king, the choir book and the spy

    Beth Rose

    BBC News Online

    A choral work given to King Henry VIII has gone in at number two in the classical album charts, surprising the musicians who performed it.

    Henry VIII and his Alamire manuscript

    The piece was created by a duplicitous scribe and double agent who duped the King of England.

  15. Nightclub tycoon son in court

    The son of a London nightclub tycoon appeared in court today charged with his murder.

    David West, 44, of Jermyn Street, central London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of his father, also called David West.

  16. Sunny spells

    It will stay dry and bright this afternoon with some long sunny spells across the city. Maximum temperature: 8C (46F).

  17. News on the Hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    On the 15:00 bulletin, the top London headline is:

    Anti-terrorism police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Thamesmead on suspicion of Preparing for an act of terrorism contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006.

    Listen live to find out more.

  18. Fare-dodging banker banned from City

    A London banker who regularly avoided buying a train ticket on his commute to the City has been banned from working in the financial services industry.

    BlackRock director Jonathan Paul Burrows was caught by inspectors at Cannon Street station last year and admitted to avoiding the £21.50 fare from Stonegate in East Sussex.

    In total, Mr Burrows is believed to have dodged £42,550 in fares. The City watchdog said he "demonstrated a lack of honesty and integrity".

  19. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    Anti-terrorism police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Thamesmead on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006.

    Listen to BBC London 94.9 to find out more.

  20. Edmonton murder scene

    BBC London's Alice Bhandhukravi tweets: The scene in #Edmonton where a 52 yr old man was stabbed to death. Four 13-14 yr old boys have been arrested

    Edmonton Green
  21. Terror arrest

    A 20-year-old man in Thamesmead has been arrested on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006.

    He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody, the Met said.

  22. Lunchtime news

    BBC London News

    TV

    Coming up on the lunchtime bulletin: Four teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 52-year-old man was stabbed to death in North London.

    And the head of the Metropolitan Police calls for a radical change in policing to preserve public safety at a time of severe cost cutting.

    Tune in at 13:30 on BBC One.

  23. Jimmy Mubenga trial

    The jury in the trial of three G4S guards accused of killing Jimmy Mubenga on a plane at Heathrow in 2010 has retired to consider its verdict.

    Jimmy Mubenga, with his child

    Mr Mubenga had a heart attack after being held down during a deportation.

  24. Car-dependency

    London is the least car-dependent place in the country, according to the Campaign for Better Transport's car dependency report.

    London bus and taxi
    Image caption: London topped the table as the least car-dependent place in England

    The capital's "control of its transport policy offers lessons for other cities and policy-makers keen to reduce car dependency", the report said.

  25. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    On the 13:00 bulletin, the top headline is:

    Four boys, aged 13 and 14, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in a block of flats in Edmonton.

    Listen live to find out more.

  26. G4S deportee manslaughter trial

    The Old Bailey jury in the trial of three G4S detention and custody officers accused of the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga has retired to consider its verdict.

    The deportee died on a British Airways plane at Heathrow in 2010

  27. Leicester Square cinemas threatened

    Duncan Smith

    BBC News Online

    London's Leicester Square is home to some of the UK's oldest and most beautiful cinemas - but unlike the equally famous West End theatres nearby, none have listed building status.

    Screen 1 of the Empire Leicester Square

    Now, with developers circling, many are worried how long these buildings will last.

  28. Six charged in terror probe

    Six men, five from London, have been charged with fraud and terror offences, the Metropolitan Police says.

    The charges follow arrests by counter-terror officers on 30 November at Dover and on 1 and 4 December in London.

  29. Theatre sentencing

    Soho Theatre will be sentenced later after admitting health and safety breaches which left stage manager Rachael Presdee paralysed. She walked through a door which opened onto a three-metre drop onto the stage.

    Rachael Presdee
  30. News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The son of a Mayfair nightclub owner has appeared in court charged with his father's murder.

    Listen to BBC London 94.9 to find out more.

  31. Teen stabbing arrest

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Beccles, Suffolk, on suspicion of the murder of 15-year old Joel Adesina, the Metropolitan Police said.

    Joel Adesina, who was 15 and from Dagenham, was found stabbed in the abdomen on Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, on 5 December.

  32. Post update

    John Lewis protest

    The Daily Mail

    Protesters were arrested as they took part in a demonstration about paying cleaners the living wage at a flagship John Lewis store, the Daily Mail reports.

    Police were called after a group of chanting protesters descended on the Oxford Street store, amid dozens of people doing their Christmas shopping, the paper says.

  33. 'Shocking act of violence'

    Following reports of a man who was stabbed to death in Edmonton, Det Ch Insp Neale Baldock said: "The victim and this group were not known to each other - what started as a minor verbal altercation has escalated into a shocking act of violence."

  34. Post update

    Police believe a man who was stabbed in Edmonton was involved in a verbal altercation with a group of males, believed aged in their mid-teens, as he attempted to gain entry into the block.

    The victim - who was with a woman - continued into the block but was followed by two of the males. He was then stabbed.

  35. Edmonton stabbing

    Four teenagers who were arrested in connection to the stabbing of a 52-year-old man in Edmonton remain in custody at a north London police station.

    The Broadway, Edmonton

    Police say they believe they know the identity of the deceased but await formal identification. Enquires are underway to inform all next of kin.

  36. Edmonton stabbing

    Four boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 52-year-old man was stabbed in Edmonton.

    At this early stage it is believed the victim, who resided at the location, was involved in a verbal altercation with a group of males, believed aged in their mid-teens, as he attempted to gain entry into the block.

  37. Post update

    News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    Four teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Edmonton, in the borough of Enfield.

    Listen to BBC London 94.9 to find out more.

  38. Teens arrested over murder

    Four boys, aged 13 and 14, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after death of 52-year-old man in Enfield.

    Police were called to a home in The Broadway by the London Ambulance Service at about 19:50 on Sunday. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:37.

  39. BreakingPost update

    BREAKING NEWS

    Four teenagers aged 13 to 14 have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 52-year-old man was stabbed to death in Enfield, north London.

  40. Social supermarket

    BBC Business

    Here's more on social supermarkets. The Company Shop is the UK's largest commercial re-distributor of surplus food and products and is opening a shop in West Norwood today.

  41. Croydon man wins X Factor

    Congratulations to Croydon's Ben Haenow who has been named this year's X Factor winner after going head to head with Fleur East in the 2014 final at Wembley Arena.

    Ben Haenow

    The contestants, who were both mentored by Simon Cowell in the over-25s group, sang two songs in front of the judges and a 10,000-strong audience.

  42. Your photos

    Andy Dangerfield

    BBC News Online

    Were you out and about enjoying any of the festive actives around the capital this weekend?

    Email your photos to or tweet @BBCLondonNews and your image might be selected to appear at the top of this page.

  43. Post update

    Terror charges

    Six men, five from London, have been charged with terror and fraud offences, Scotland Yard said.

  44. Post update

    Trains cancelled

    Dozens of Southeastern trains have been cancelled as repairs are made to the track on a bridge over the river on the approach to Cannon Street Station.

    All trains into and out of Cannon Street were cancelled from the start of this morning's service affecting hundreds.

  45. Jose Mourinho backs Frank Lampard

    BBC Sport

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says letting Frank Lampard go last summer was the right decision for the club's future.

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini (right) and midfielder Frank Lampard

    Lampard, 36, initially joined MLS side New York City on a two-year deal before signing for sister club Manchester City on loan until the end of December.

  46. Post update

    News on the hour

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The Civil Aviation Authority says there's to be an independent inquiry following Friday's computer failure at the National Air Traffic Service, which caused major disruption to flights at London's airports.

    Listen to BBC London 94.9 to find out more.

  47. Post update

    Train cancellations

    Network Rail says a loose contact plate was found on the bridge over the Thames on the approach to Cannon Street station which is why all trains in and out have been cancelled this morning.

    The contact plate supports ballast and stops stones falling out and it is not a major structural issue, Network Rail said.

  48. 'Social supermarket' opens

    London's first so-called social supermarket opens this morning in West Norwood. Community Shop will sell low-cost food to local members who are on income support. Surplus food will be available at around a third of the usual price, the shop says.

    Stock

    The first opened in Yorkshire.

  49. Vanessa Feltz

    BBC London 94.9

    Radio

    The head of Scotland Yard has warned that public safety will be at risk unless the police make drastic reforms such as merging forces.

    Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says there will be "years of shrinking budgets" and savings are needed.

    More with Vanessa from 09:00.

  50. Met chief on austerity

    Head of the Metropolitan Police Sir Bernard Hogan Howe has called for a radical change in policing to preserve public safety at a time of severe cost-cutting.

    Sir Bernard Hogan Howe

    Writing in The Guardian, he warned policing needs to be re-structured and forces merged.

  51. Belgium strike

    Louise Pepper

    Journalist, BBC London

    There's disruption to flights and Eurostar services to and from Belgium this morning because of industrial action so it's best to check travel details before you set off.

  52. Cannon Street cancellations

    Louise Pepper

    Journalist, BBC London

    There are no services for Southeastern trains into or out of Cannon Street possibly until at least 14:00 because of safety checks between Cannon Street and London Bridge. Live information here.

  53. Isolated showers

    BBC Weather

    Latest

    Generally cloudy at first with showers or longer spells of rain. Becoming mainly dry with isolated showers. This will be the picture at 09:00:

    Situation at 09:00

    Highs of 9C (48F).

  54. Good morning

    Andy Dangerfield

    BBC News Online

    Good morning, I'll be guiding you through BBC Local Live today, bringing you the latest news, travel, weather and sport from across London.

    Get in touch with your comments and photos by emailing locallive@bbc.co.uk or on Twitter @BBCLondonNews.