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By Beth Rose and Chirag Trivedi

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  1. Have a great weekend

    Beth Rose

    BBC News Online

    That's all for Local Live today. Elaine Okyere will be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London.

    If you're planning on being out and about over the Bank Holiday weekend don't forget to check out the BBC Travel Guide to find out what is and isn't running.

    Have a great evening!

  2. Teatime bulletin

    BBC London News

    On the programme at 13:30 on BBC One: A damning report into the UK's largest NHS hospital trust finds it is failing to meet acceptable standards and an unexploded WWII bomb near Wembley Stadium is safely removed by the Army.

    A bomb disposal expert inspects the 50kg device

    Plus we'll have a full weather forecast for the Bank Holiday.

  3. Cloudy, but mild night

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy and mild night for many, with the cloud thick enough to produce a few spots of light rain, around the Chilterns, but essentially a dry night ahead.

    Minimum Temperature: 10C (50F).

  4. Watch: London's 3D Print Show

    There has been plenty of hype around 3D printing, but is all the fuss justified?

    3D Print Show

    Well some of the biggest names in the business have been showing off their wares at the London 3D Print Show and the BBC's Theo Leggett has been to take a look.

  5. Wordy weekend

    Beth Rose

    BBC News Online

    If you're wondering what to do this weekend the Greenwich Book Festival is taking place with both children's and adult's authors and illustrators providing talks and workshops.

    Check out the festival programme here.

  6. Military rehearsal for State Opening of Parliament

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards were outside Buckingham Palace earlier this morning to take part in a rehearsal for next week's State Opening of Parliament.

    1st Battalion Welsh Guards

    While the Queen's Procession drives across Horse Guards Parade.

    Queen's Procession drives across Horse Guards Parade
  7. Railway assault woman arrested

    British Transport Police tweet: One female arrested at Orpington after she assaulted a member of @Se_Railway staff A quick response from @MPSBromley was much appreciated

  8. Watch: Basketball player in tears over sport's future

    BBC Sport

    London and Great Britain basketball player Azania Stewart has broken down in tears over the fear that her sport may not have a future.

    Stewart believes the women's game will become virtually "extinct" in the UK if the team does not finish in the top six at the European Championships in Hungary next month.

    Basketball player Azania Stewart

    The team will play four group games against Russia, Latvia, Serbia and Croatia, with the winners certain of a place at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

    You can watch the full story on Saturday Sportsday on BBC One at 12:50.

  9. Coming up later

    BBC London education correspondent Marc Ashdown tweets: We'll be looking at why only 1/5 of free schools are run by parents/comm groups, who's opening new schools, and if it matters.

  10. Chemical-free pool opens

    Swimmers are being invited to take a dip in an art installation pond at King's Cross which is chemical-free and uses plants to clean the water.

    Of Soil and Water: King's Cross Pond Club

    Of Soil and Water: King's Cross Pond Club has been designed by Ooze Architects and artist Marjetica Potrč and is set to stay open to the ticket-buying public for two years.

  11. Rugby World Cup 100-day tour

    An 8.2m high rugby ball has been travelling up the Thames from Tilbury Docks to Tower Bridge this morning as part of the 100-day tour transporting the Webb Ellis Cup around the UK and Ireland ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015.

    Rugby ball
  12. Hatton Garden suspect 'is father-of-three'

    More information has been revealed about the ninth man charged in connection with the Hatton Garden heist.

    John Harbinson is said to be a taxi driver and father-of-three from Benfleet in Essex

    Hatton Garden drill hole

    Appearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court, charged with conspiracy to burgle, he was remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 4 June.

  13. Severe travel disruption

    BBC Travel

    The A112 High Road Leyton in Leyton is blocked and there is queuing traffic in both directions between the Midland Road junction and the Cooper's Lane junction, because of an accident. Diversions are in place for bus routes 69, 97 and W16.

    And there is queuing traffic on the A202 Queen's Road in both directions in Peckham between Queens Road Peckham Station and the A2214 Lausanne Road junction, because of an earlier accident.

    Both incidents have been classed by BBC Travel as severe.

  14. Kings Cross station re-opens

    Staff and passengers have been allowed back into Kings Cross station following an earlier fire alarm.

    Kings Cross station evacuation
  15. Kings Cross station evacuated

    Kings Cross station has been evacuated and trains are being prevented from travelling into it due to a fire alarm.

  16. Leytonstone to Mile End service suspended

    TfL Travel Alerts tweet: No service between Leytonstone & Mile End. Minor delays on the rest of the line due to a person on the track. Updates to follow @centralline

  17. WWII Wembley bomb 'removed'

    A WWII bomb discovered at a building site in Wembley has been removed by the Army and cordons have been lifted, Scotland Yard has said.

    Wembley bomb

    Det Ch Supt Mickey Gallagher said: "Everyone pulled together through this disruption with the local authority, local businesses and community centres providing much needed rest areas and refreshment for those affected.

    "I must also thank our courageous soldiers from various Army regiments for working tirelessly for over 24 hours, using their skill and experience to safely bring this incident to its conclusion."

  18. BreakingNinth man charged with Hatton Garden heist


    A ninth man has been charged in connection with the Hatton Garden heist.

    John Harbinson, 42, of Beresford Gardens, Benfleet in Essex appeared before Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with conspiracy to burgle.

  19. Average London rent hits £1.2k

    Private sector rents in the capital hit a record high during April, according to estate agents Your Move and Reeds Rain.

    The average rent in London stood at £1,204. The rise is put down to a shortage of properties available for rent and signs of wage growth.

  20. Free School applications open

    Applications open today for the next wave of Free Schools in London which allow parents and community groups to run them outside of local authority control.

    The Conservatives have promised to open 500 more schools across the country over the next five years, but some unions say they're costly and ineffective.

  21. Traffic spy camera 'not switched on'

    Ham and High


    A council traffic camera hasn't been switched on in the seven months since it was installed due to "technical difficulties".

    Haringey Council erected the camera outside Brooksby Newsagents to enforce a no-right-turn ban into South Grove from Highgate High Street, but following a Freedom of Information request submitted by The Ham And High newspaper, the council admitted the camera has "not been configured for use".

    Haringey Council said: "Unfortunately our contractors have been experiencing a number of technical difficulties with it. We are pushing them to find a solution so that it will be fully functioning by the end of this month."

  22. Art-hoarder's painting to be auctioned

    A painting from the collection of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt is to go up for auction at Sotheby's in London next month.

    Two Riders on a Beach (1901)

    Two Riders on a Beach (1901), by Max Liebermann, could fetch up to £550,000 ($850,000) on 24 June.

    It is one of a trove of artworks secreted away for decades by Gurlitt in his Munich apartment.

  23. Wembley bomb rest centre

    Red Cross South tweets: 10 @BritishRedCross volunteers have been supporting people in the #wembleybomb rest centre over night

    Wembley rest centre
  24. Cloudy afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will be a rather cloudy afternoon, with the odd heavy shower possible, however there will be some brighter spells developing at times.

    Top temperature: 21C (70F).

  25. BGT filming disrupted due to WWII bomb

    The TV production company behind Britain's Got Talent (BGT) has confirmed the studio it was filming in was evacuated following the discovery of the WWII bomb in Wembley.


    A spokesman for the show said: "We were just about to start our rehearsal and were trying to build the set when the building was evacuated, so that process has been delayed for the moment.

    "It has not been great, but it is not detrimental at this stage."

  26. BBC London news

    Alex Bushill

    BBC London News

    Join me this lunchtime just after 13:30 on BBC One as London's largest NHS trust is labelled "inadequate" by the health watchdog after new concerns over two of its hospitals.

    Plus a full weather forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend.

  27. Mackintosh music cabinet 'to fetch £80k'

    A Charles Rennie Mackintosh music cabinet described as a "lost treasure" by experts is expected to fetch up to £80,000 at a Bonham's auction in London.

    Cabinet decoration

    It is believed the decorative cupboard may have been in storage since the 1970s before it was discovered in 2012 by a pair of collectors.

  28. Watch: Evel Knievel's bus jump

    Forty years ago daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump over 13 London buses at Wembley Stadium.

    Evel Knievel

    He failed to clear the final bus during his 1975 bid and crashed in front 90,000 people, fracturing his pelvis and breaking his hand.

    BBC London sports reporter Sara Orchard spoke to his son Kelly Knievel about his father's unusual career ahead of the TV programme "I Am Evel Knievel" which will be broadcast on 29 May on the Quest Channel.

  29. Allardyce's fate to be decided on Monday

    BBC Sport

    Sam Allardyce's fate as West Ham manager will be decided on Monday after talks between the club and his agent following a four-year stint at the club.

    Sam Allardyce

    The Hammers are currently 11th in the Premier League with one game left to play but Allardyce's contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

    The 60-year-old said: "One way or another, my future will be sorted out on Monday. We'll all know more then."

  30. Family of German death student vows to 'fight on'

    The mother of a student from Golders Green who was found dead on a German motorway in 2003 has vowed to fight on after a coroner ruled he didn't commit suicide.

    Jeremiah Duggan

    At the time, German police said 22-year-old Jeremiah Duggan killed himself but his mother always suspected foul play after he died following a collision with two cars near Wiesbaden.

    Erica Duggan said "I'm not sure I will do it through the justice system" but added the family had called for the German authorities to open a new, deeper investigation.

  31. North Korean ruler's brother at Royal Albert Hall

    Footage has emerged purporting to show North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's elder brother, Kim Jong-chul, attending two Eric Clapton concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

    Simeon Paterson, a BBC journalist who attended yesterday's concert, said: "He was just like any other fan, but there were officials all around him.

    Footage of man purporting to be Kim Jong-chol captured in London - May 2015

    "They were obviously not Clapton fans, and looked really out of place. But he was having a great time, singing along to all the words."

    He was taken out of the leadership succession several years ago.

  32. Wembley bomb 'may be detonated this afternoon'

    Ch Supt Michael Gallagher, has just given a press conference about the WWII bomb discovered in Wembley.

    He said it was believed to have been dropped in 1941 and despite only being 50kg (compared to a 500kg bomb found in Bermondsey recently) if it exploded it could reach heights of 1,100 feet.

    Ch Supt Michael Gallagher

    Overnight 70 people were "given bead and board" in a nearby by community centre, although about 300 residents and workers are currently being kept outside the 400m cordon.

    He anticipated the bomb could be detonated,, away from London, later this afternoon.

  33. Putting the brakes on Uber

    Rory Cellan-Jones

    Technology correspondent

    It is the new technology superpower, promising to transform the way we travel, and London is one of its most important bases. But now the car service Uber is at the centre of a major political battle, and the new Conservative government has a tricky choice to make.

    Uber app on smartphone

    London's mayor Boris Johnson, who has until recently been seen by taxi drivers as far too kind to Uber, is now backing new laws which could put a stop to its growth and is pushing for the inclusion in next week's Queen's Speech of a proposal to cap the number of minicab licences in London.

  34. Police update on WWII bomb discovery

    The latest from Met Police on the unexploded WWII bomb in Wembley:

    • Road closures remain in place and around 300 addresses have been evacuated as a precaution.
    • A 400m cordon is in place around the site.
    • Army disposal experts are working to stabilise and defuse the bomb
    • All football matches at Wembley Stadium are set to go ahead

    Police were were called at about 15:00 yesterday to a building site on Empire Way after building from the unexploded device which is said to weigh 50kg.

  35. Travel advice around Wembley

    Wembley Stadium tweets: For anyone visiting the stadium today, please use this route if you're coming in via Wembley Park station.

    Google map
  36. Cabbie built bombs 'in plan to kill Americans'

    The London cab driver Anis Sardar, 38, was convicted of the murder of a US soldier in a roadside bombing in Iraq in 2007 at Woolwich Crown Court yesterday.

    Anis Sardar

    The court heard he built bombs as part of a conspiracy to kill Americans fighting in the country.

    One caused the death of 34-year-old Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson, of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

  37. BreakingBomb-maker jailed for 38 years


    Bomb-maker Anis Sardar, from Wembley, has been jailed for life with minimum term of 38 years for murdering US soldier in Iraq eight years ago.

  38. US Embassy London worker accused of mass cyberstalking

    A worker at the US embassy in London has been accused of cyberstalking hundreds of women and threatening to post their private photos unless they met his demands.

    Michael C Ford, 35, who has lived in the UK since 2006, was arrested last week while visiting family in Atlanta.

    US Embassy in London

    Prosecutors say he hacked accounts of women to obtain sexually explicit images of them and is accused of getting the women's passwords through "phishing" scams using his State Department computer at the embassy.

    The US State Department said he is no longer working at the embassy.

  39. Bomb site

    Beth Rose

    BBC News Online

    The discovery of an unexploded WWII bomb in Wembley has led to the Army being drafted in and the evacuation of the local area.

    But, the reality is, it's just one of hundreds which were dropped in the area during the war. Take a look at Bomb Sight to get a startling insight at the sheer number of bombs dropped on the capital during the Blitz.

  40. Chemical-free pool opens

    A swimming pool in Kings Cross called Of Soil and Water, which is free of chemicals, has opened this morning.

    Of Soil and Water

    The man-made art project, which will be in place for to years, will use plants to filter water and keep it clean.

  41. Matches 'to go ahead' despite Wembley bomb

    The Football League play-offs this weekend will go ahead despite an unexploded WWII bomb being discovered near Wembley, stadium officials have said.

    Wembley bomb

    Wembley Stadium tweeted: "This weekend's games remain unaffected & we look forward to welcoming supporters of all six @football-league Play-Off finalists to #Wembley."

    Southend take on Wycombe in the League Two match on Saturday, Preston meet Swindon in the League One game on Sunday before Norwich take on Middlesbrough in the Championship final on Bank Holiday Monday.

  42. New Gandhi-Chaplin garden opens

    Newham Recorder Newspaper


    A new garden to commemorate the meeting of Mahatma Gandhi and Charlie Chaplin in canning Town in 1931 has opened, the Newham Recorder reports.

    Despite coming from completely different worlds the duo were apparently brought together by a shared understanding of the struggles of the poor and the working classes.

    The specially created Gandhi Chaplin Memorial Garden has been created near to the site where the meeting took place, a since demolished house in Beckton Road that belonged to a friend of Gandhi.

  43. Southern Railway strike suspended

    The threat of a strike by Southern Railway train drivers has been suspended after a new pay offer, believed to be about 3.2%, was made.

    A spokesman from the union Aslef, said: "Following constructive talks with Southern management, Aslef has received an improved pay offer from the train operator.

    "The offer will be put to our membership on Southern as a referendum, with a recommendation for acceptance by Aslef's executive committee."

  44. Unexploded WWII bomb "a genuine risk to life"

    An unexploded World War Two bomb uncovered by builders near Wembley Stadium poses "a genuine risk to life", the Army says.

    Wembley bomb

    Homes and businesses have been evacuated and the Army has built a blast wall around the bomb in case it goes off accidentally.

  45. Traffic delays due to WWII bomb

    BBC London 94.9 reporter Richard Main tweets: Long queues around #Wembley this morning after closure of Wembley Park Drive due to #wembleybomb @BBCTravelAlert

    Wembley traffic queue
  46. Scotland Yard stop teen leaving for Syria

    Vanessa Feltz

    Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    Scotland Yard has stopped a schoolgirl from east London, who is taking her GCSEs, from travelling to Syria to join Islamic State following a tip-off by the Daily Mail.

    What do you think about the situation? You can listen live to BBC London 94.9 and contact the team on 020 7224 2000.

  47. More London hospitals rated 'inadequate'

    Two more hospitals run by the biggest NHS trust in the country, Barts Health, have been rated inadequate by inspectors who found evidence of bullying and poor culture.

    The Care Quality Commission identified 65 areas of concern at the Royal London and Newham General.

    In March the trust was put into special measures following the CQC's damning review of Whipps Cross University Hospital.

  48. Unexploded WWII bomb closes road in Wembley

    BBC London


    Empire Way remains closed between Wembley Park Drive and High Road because of an unexploded World War Two bomb found by builders at a site near Wembley Stadium.

    Building site on Empire Way

    There is a 400m police cordon in place and the army is managing the situation. The bomb is due to be detonated later this morning.

    For more travel updates visit the BBC London travel page or follow @BBCTravelAlert

  49. Unexploded WWII bomb poses 'genuine risk to life'

    The army has warned of a "genuine risk to life" following the discovery by builders of an unexploded World War Two bomb at a building site near Wembley stadium.

    An Army bomb disposal expert inspects an unexploded Second World War bomb that has brought Wembley in north London to a standstill

    Police have set up a 400m cordon around the 50kg device in Empire Way and homes and business premises have been evacuated, reportedly including the TV studio where Britain's Got Talent is filmed.

  50. Severe delays on the Bakerloo Line

    BBC Travel

    There are severe delays on the Bakerloo Line between Queens Park and Harrow And Wealdstone and minor delays on the rest of the line due to signal failure at Harlesden.

    You can see all the latest updates on our BBC Travel Page or follow @BBCTravelAlert

  51. A bright start with possible heavy showers later

    BBC Weather

    A dry and bright start with sunny spells, but clouding over by late morning, with a chance of a few spots of rain.

    It will be cloudy this afternoon too with light winds. Some brighter spells should develop at times, but a heavy shower is also possible.

    Max Temp: 21C (70F)

  52. Good morning

    Beth Rose

    BBC News Online

    Welcome to Friday.

    I'll be bringing you all the latest travel news to get your bank holiday weekend off to the right start, plus the latest news, sport and weather for London until 18:00.

    If you've got a story or photo, you can email me, tweet me or post a something on our Facebook page.