That's all from BBC Local Live for today. Elaine Okyere will be back on Wednesday from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across London.
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It will be a fine and clear night with light winds. Temperatures will drop quickly allowing widespread frost to develop by the early hours. A few mist patches may develop towards dawn.Minimum temperature: 3C (37F)
The man behind Tate Modern's most popular exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-out art is to take over at theNational Portrait Gallery.
Dr Nicholas Cullinan, who currently works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will take over at the London gallery later this year, succeeding Sandy Nairne who has been in charge since 2002. The 2014 Henri Matisse cut-outs show pulled in more than half a million visitors.
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Tonight onBBC London News from 18:30, as Croydon University Hospital is forced to declare an internal major incident because of the high number of people arriving in A&E. We'll hear from one patient with pneumonia who waited more than seven hours for treatment
Also on the programme, a strike has been called on London's buses next week. We'll be looking at union calls for a pay deal across all 18 bus providers.
Thousands of workers at 18 bus companies in London are to stage a one-day strike over pay. Members of theUnite union will walk out on 13 January as part of a long-running campaign for a single agreement covering their pay, terms and conditions.
Unite said up to 27,000 bus drivers and other workers will take part in the action.
Wayne King, from Unite, said: "Strike action is not a step our members take lightly, but bus workers who keep London moving 24 hours a day, seven days a week, have had enough of pay inequality and unfair pay disparities."
A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leoneremains in a critical condition, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Pauline Cafferkey is being treated at London's Royal Free hospital.
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Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has pledged that a UK-wide "mansion tax" would allow a future Labour government to create 1,000 new nursing posts in Scotland.
Labour MP Diane Abbott hasaccused Mr Murphy of trying to "buy" Scottish votes with money "expropriated" from London. Mr Murphy said most of the money raised by the tax would come from London and the south east of England.
Actor Adam Deacon, 31, from Bethnal Green, has been arrested for failing to appear at court yesterday.
The 31-year-old isaccused of posting abusive and threatening messages on social media relating to Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke, writer of Kidulthood and director of its sequel Adulthood. Mr Deacon appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court earlier and has been bailed to reappear at the same court on Friday.
Two firefighters have been taken to hospital aftera fire engine from Poplar fire station crashed into a building on Churchill Place in Canary Wharf.
Another firefighter was treated at the scene of the collision and no other vehicles were involved. The fire engine was going to a reported fire on Churchill Place,London Fire Brigade said. A fire engine from Shadwell attended the incident which was a false alarm.
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The lead story at 17:00 onBBC London 94.9: Prime Minister David Cameron has told BBC London 94.9 there are clearly problems that need to be addressed as new figures show that accident and emergency waiting times in England are their worst for a decade.
The tunnel will connect the new Crossrail station and the Bakerloo line platforms and is due to be completed by the end of 2018.
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Agay Muslim man from west London who dresses up and performs as a woman in a nightclub says he faces regular death threats from fundamentalists.
Asif Quraishi from Southall runs an Asian gay night in Ealing, west London, and is trying to change attitudes by challenging traditional values.
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The lead story at 16:00 onBBC London 94.9 Croydon University Hospital has today declared an "internal major incident" as it struggles to cope with a large number of A&E patients. The hospital is one of the busiest in the capital.
On the roads, one lane is blocked on A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach northbound in Greenwich at the A2203 Blackwall Lane junction, because of a broken down car. There is congestion and queuing to Woolwich Road Flyover
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The Home Office has said that the Met Police has credible plans for dealing with the financial pressures it faces. The statement from Policing Minister Mike Penning came as the mayor's deputy for policing admitted there would be"drastic cuts" to the Met Police's budget.
Policing Minister Mike Penning said: "In its PEEL assessment of the Metropolitan Police Service, HMIC found the force has a good track record for recognising emerging threats and retaining staff in critical posts, including in crime investigation.
"The proportion of police officers on the frontline is growing and HMIC said the MPS has credible plans for dealing with financial pressures."
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Speaking toBBC London 94.9 presenter Eddie Nestor, the prime minister has said there are problems that need to be addressed in London hospitals to tackle A&E waiting times.
David Cameron said: "Croydon did get some money - we did put in an extra £700m into the NHS to cope with the pressures this winter and Croydon got £4.5m of that but clearly there are problems and issues that need to be addressed."
Hear the full interview on Drivetime onBBC London 94.9 after 17:00.
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The lead story at 15:00 onBBC London 94.9: Prime Minister David Cameron has told BBC London 94.9 there are clearly problems that need to be addressed as new figures show that Accident and Emergency waiting times in England are their worst for a decade.
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There will be"drastic cuts" to the Metropolitan Police budget over the next few years, the mayor's deputy for policing has admitted.
Stephen Greenhalgh said the cuts would make it difficult to maintain frontline officer numbers. The force has said it expected to have to make cuts of £800m to its £3.5bn budget over the next four years.
Croydon University Hospital has said that it has stepped down its "internal major incident". Earlier the hospital put in place special measures due to a very high number of people in their A&E department who need to be admitted to hospital.
A spokesperson forCroydon Health Services NHS Trust said: "To increase our capacity we have put in place a series of actions to help meet this increased demand. We plan for a busy winter every year and we have taken this step to make sure we can continue to care for people quickly and safely. At no point have we turned away blue-light ambulances."
The Siddeeq Academy, in Whitechapel, which provided support for parents who wished to educate their children at home,has closed down.
The college has said its closure was not motivated by a lack of business or profit, but rather a "government witch-hunt targeting the Muslim community". Its director Mizanur Rahman was one of nine people arrested by the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command during a series of raids in September.
A man has been charged with murder after the bodies of two men were found following a house fire in King's Cross.
Leandro Da Silva, 47, from Finsbury Park, north London, was found dead with Othamane Majdouline, 51, at his home in Stelfox House. Paul Martin O'Shea, 37, from Islington, has been charged with the murder and arson. He is due to appear atHighbury Corner Magistrates' Court on tomorrow.
Dave Ward, from Network Rail added the overcrowding at London Bridge station yesterday evening was not caused by an infrastructure failure.
He said: "As a matter of urgency today we will be reviewing the operation of the station concourse as clearly not only did the overcrowding prevent the station operating in an efficient manner it led to circumstances that were unpleasant for passengers."
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The lead story at 14:00 onBBC London 94.9: Prime Minister David Cameron has told BBC London 94.9 there are clearly problems that need to be addressed as new figures show that Accident and Emergency waiting times in England are their worst for a decade.
Croydon University Hospital has declared an "internal major incident" as it struggles to cope with a large number of A&E patients. The hospital is one of the busiest in the capital.
Police are appealing for help in finding an 85-year-old man suffering from mild dementia and angina who has gone missing from North Finchley.
John Booth was last seen yesterday morning by staff at his care home when he left to go for a walk. He has not been seen or heard from since.Officers are concerned for his safety and wellbeing.
Police have formally identified a man who was found dead outside Waterloo station. Menelaos Aligizakis, 43, originally from Athens, Greece, was found with head injuries at a bus stop outside the train station at 02:45 on Saturday.
Mr Aligizakis was visiting the UK for Christmas and was due to return back to Greece in early January.A 30-year-old man has been charged with his murder.
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I'll have theBBC London News at 1.30pm. On the programme we will have the latest update on new tests the Environment Secretary has ordered on a lake in Surrey close to where seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola died during last year's floods.
And we hear from one of the UK's first Muslim drag queens on dealing with death threats and abuse - and why he's determined to carry on.
Croydon University Hospital has declared an 'internal major incident' because of the demand on the A&E department, theCroydon Guardian has reported.
The south London newspaper said it is believed the hospital has admitted more patients than there are available beds.
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The lead story onBBC London 94.9 at 13:00: The government insists the NHS isn't in crisis after the latest figures on A&E waiting times showed the worst performance for a decade, but the health minister Norman Lamb has conceded that the system is under great pressure.
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 34-year-old woman died at a house in north London.Officers were called to a property in Berrigde Green, Harrow, at 00:18 this morning to reports of a serious assault. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The 33-year-old man is being held at a north London police station.
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OnBBC London 94.9, Robert Elms will be speaking to Ian Bull, a leader for Walk London weekends, as part of his Whose Londoner series.
He'll also have musician Jessica Sweetman on the programme ahead of her show at the Hippodrome Leicester Square on Thursday.