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  1. Updates on Friday 13 November 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Monday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll be back on Monday at 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Tonight's weather: Windy and showery but dry by dawn

    BBC Weather

    Two women in Green Park

    Winds remaining brisk through the evening, and possibly a few showers in the west. 

    Both the wind and the risk of showers will very gradually ease overnight, to leave all parts dry and clear by dawn. 

    Minimum temperature: 5C (41F).

  3. Coming upon BBC London News: 'Modimania' at Wembley

    BBC London News

    Coming up on BBC London News at 18:30, reporter Sarah Harris has been to speaking to some of the capital's Indian community about the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    India"s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Wembley Stadium

    Also on the programme, how Londoners are raising money for BBC Children in Need.

  4. David Cameron: Won't be long before a British Indian PM

    David Cameron was met by warm applause as he addressed the crowd and described the rally as a "truly historic moment".

    He said: "Prime minister Modi, you can see what I see everyday - British Indians putting the great into Great Britain. 

    "It won't be long before there's a British Indian prime minister in Downing Street."

    Cameron and Modi at Wembley
  5. Simone Joseph sentenced for viral racist bus rant

    A woman who admitted screaming racial abuse at a pregnant Muslim woman has been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months. 

    Simone Joseph, 37, was sentenced at Hendon Magistrates’ court for racially aggravated intentional harassment. Joseph, of Willesden Green, branded three women "Isis bitches" onthe 206 London bus in Brent on 13 October.

    image of bus incident

    The Crown Prosecution Service said the sentence was increased from eight weeks to reflect the racially and religiously aggravated nature of the crime. 

    Gerallt Evans, CPS London Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor and Hate Crime Lead, said: “One of the victims was heavily pregnant and Joseph threatened to kick her in the stomach, leaving her fearful for her unborn baby."

  6. London to host ATP World Tour Finals until 2018

    London's O2 Arena will continue to host the ATP World Tour Finals until 2018, it has been announced.

    General view of the 02

    The deal was confirmed by the ATP executive chairman Chris Kermode ahead of the 2015 edition, which begins on Sunday.

  7. Modi on stage at Wembley Stadium

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone on stage at rally at Wembley Stadium with David Cameron.

    David Cameron and Narendra Modi
  8. Modi has 'played big crowds before'

    Speaking at Wembley Stadium, Delhi correspondent Justin Rowlatt said this was not the first time Mr Modi had played to big crowds. The Indian Prime Minister has played Madison Square Garden, the Olympic Park in Sydney and at an indie dive venue called the Shark Tank in California.

    Scoreboard for Modi at Madison Square Gardens

    He said: "It's very unusual I can't think of any world leader who commands this kind of huge public celebrations."

  9. Sikh group claims Modi is 'trying to impose Hinduism'

    Jagraj Singh, from a Sikh educational campaign group called Basics of Sikhi, warned that India was going into a "dangerous place" under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    "We have no problem with the Indians celebrating Indian culture," he told BBC World News at Wembley Stadium.

    "The kind of philosophy Mr Modi stands trying to impose Hinduism on all Indians and this is not the India that the Sikhs fought for for independence."

    Jagraj Singh and Justin Rowlatt

    However ,BBC Delhi correspondent Mr Rowlatt added that he asked Mr Modi if India was becoming more intolerant and Mr Modi had denied this saying India was a vibrant democracy and the rights of all Indians are protected.

  10. Pipers 'humbled' to perform for Indian PM

    BBC News Channel

    BBC correspondent Christian Fraser spoke to two pipers who performed at Wembley Stadium.

    Sameer Savani and Parimal Vekaria said they were "humbled" to be performing in front of such a large crowd ahead of Mr Modi's speech.

    Pipers Sameer Savani and Parimal Vekaria and Christian Fraser
  11. Doctor Who Festival opens

    Sci-fi fans have a chance to see how a hit TV show is produced at the Doctor Who Festival.

    Enthusiasts have dressed up as their favourite characters at the event.

    Participants arriving at the Doctor Who Festival at the ExCel Centre

    The public also has a chance to meet the cast of the series from the Daleks to actor Peter Capaldi.  

    The festival runs until 15 November at the Excel Centre in London.

    Ingrid Oliver who played Osgood, Dr Who star Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez who played the Master
  12. Allbrook House and Roehampton Library will not be listed

    Wandsworth Guardian


    Regeneration work on a Roehampton estate will go ahead, after the Secretary of State refused an application to protect a block of flats, reports the Wandsworth Guardian. 

  13. Modi to get a 'rock star welcome'

    Delhi correspondent Justin Rowlatt is at Wembley Stadium where he said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be getting a "rock star welcome".

    "We're expecting 60,000 people and this is being presented as a great celebration of the historic opportunity as Cameron called it of co-operation between India and Britain," he said. 

    "Today is the fun bit - lunch with the Queen and also this huge celebration where he will be introduced on stage by David Cameron."

    Justin Rowlatt
  14. Modi and the Queen swap gifts

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and the Queen have exchanged gifts at Buckingham Palace.

    Modi and the Queen

    Mr Modi received a silver dish and signed photos of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

    He presented the Queen with items from across India including Darjeeling tea, organic honey and silk Tanchoi scarves, as well as photographs of the Queen's 1961 visit to India.

  15. Modi at Wembley: your reactions

    Tens of thousands of people, almost all of Indian origin, have gathered at Wembley to see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Here's how people have been getting ready for the event.

    Shiamak London
  16. Five-hour rehearsals daily for Wembley dancers

    Dancers at Wembley

    Dancers have been rehearsing for weeks - as much as five hours a day - to prepare for today's performance at Wembley in front of prime minister Narendra Modi.

  17. Lord Mayor's show road closures

    A number of roads are going to be closed from 07:00 tomorrow around the City of London because of the Lord Mayor's Show

    The annual event takes place tomorrow, and half a million people are expected to line the streets of the City, with a fireworks display in central London at 17:15.

    The full list of road closures are here. Buses will also be on diversion. 

    The coach containing Alan Yarrow, the new Lord Mayor Of London in 2014

    For the latest travel news visit the BBC Travel website.

  18. Sainsbury's Christmas advert sparks fire safety warning

    London Fire Brigade has issued a warning following the release of Sainsbury’s new Christmas advert.

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    In the advert, a fire breaks out in a home that appears to have no smoke alarms.

    Cute, but clumsy and forgetful cat Mog, manages to spark a trail of blazes and luckily dials 999, calling the fire brigade to the rescue.

    But London Fire Brigade said: "Sadly not everyone will have a ‘super cat’ like Mog and fire chiefs want everyone to make sure they have working alarms in their homes."

  19. 'Funding warning' over Croydon army barracks

    Croydon Guardian

    The Croydon Guardian reports that a lack of Government funding for a Croydon army barracks is risking the base’s ability to hold on to recruits, a Conservative peer has claimed, 

  20. What India and the UK love about each other

    India and the UK have a long - and troubled - relationship, but it is also one that has evolved considerably over the years.

    From whisky and Agatha Christie to curry and the Taj Mahal - what five things do Indians think fondly of about the UK, and vice versa?

    Princess Diana at the Taj Mahal in 1992
  21. Afternoon weather: Bright and blustery

    BBC Weather

    It will be a bright and blustery afternoon, perhaps with the odd sharp shower, and it will be a colder-feeling day than recently. 

    Maximum temperature: 11C (52F)

    BBC weather graphic
  22. Ukrainian cleared of Russian embassy 'explosion plot'

    A Ukrainian nationalist has been cleared of plotting to blow up the Russian embassy in west London.

    Vadim Bezkorovainiy, 35, filmed himself with home-made Molotov cocktails as he staked out the compound in Kensington Palace Gardens, last March, a court heard.

    Russian embassy in London

    The father-of-two claimed he had trawled the internet for explosives in preparation for going back to his home country to fight - not to target the embassy.

    The jury at the Old Bailey found him not guilty of preparing for an act of terrorism.

  23. Narendra Modi in London - supporters and protesters gather

    Crowds are beginning to arrive at Wembley Stadium to hear Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak during the second day ofan official three day visit.

    Wembley way

    Protesters have also gathered outside Buckingham Palace where Mr Modi is having lunch with the Queen. 

    Supporters of the global civic campaign group Avaaz gathered to highlight the decisions Mr Modi can make on climate change policy and financing ahead of the upcoming G20 summit.

    protesters outside Buckingham Palace
  24. PM Modi visit: by royal appointment

    The Queen and PM Modi

    The Queen has met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Buckingham Palace on the second day of his visit to the UK.

    Mr Modi will later address thousands of supporters at Wembley Stadium.    

  25. Modi at Wembley: Supporters arrive in good time to hear speech

    PM Modi supporters arriving at Webley

    People have been arriving in good time ahead of a speech given at Wembley Stadium by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the second day of his official visit to the UK.

  26. Coming up on BBC London News: Kids Company closure report

    BBC London News

    Coming up on BBC London News at 13:30, MPs say vulnerable children across the UK are likely to have lost out amid ministers' "special treatment" for failed charity Kids Company.

    Also on the programme, two east London schools are closed following an infestation by False Black Widow spiders.

  27. Modi event performer: 'Our hearts are in India'

    BBC News Channel

    BBC News correspondent Justin Rowlatt spoke to the singer Jay Sean, who is performing at the event in honour of Narendra Modi at Wembley Stadium.

    The performer spoke about why he thought the Indian prime minister's visit had attracted so much attention.

    Justin Rowlatt and Jay Sean

    He said: "British Indians - we are fully assimilated in British society but our hearts are very much in India. We care about what is going on in India, that's why when someone new comes into power they want to see how it affects their motherland."

  28. False widows close two east London schools

    Two primary schools in Tower Hamlets have closed after they became infested with False Black Widow spiders.

    False Widow spider

    Thomas Buxton School, in Buxton Street, will be closed until 23 November due to an infestation in the school grounds and building.

     A statement on the school's website said: "We are very sorry for the inconvenience and disruption to family life and also to the children’s learning."

    Osmani School, in Vallance Road, is also closed until 16 November due to an infestation. 

  29. Modi attends UK-India CEO forum

    Mr Modi has been attending the UK-India CEO forum at number 10 Downing Street with prime minister David Cameron ahead of a lunch at Buckingham Palace and a speech at Wembley Stadium later. 

    David Cameron and Narendra Modi attend the CEO Forum

    Mr Modi's appearances have attracted protest over allegations of religious persecution and a reduction in civil liberties since he came to power.

  30. 'Pomp and show' for Indian Prime Minister

    BBC Hindi reporter Nitin Srivastava is at Wembley Stadium where preparations are underway for an event where the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to speak. 

    He said the football pitch had been covered to ensure there is no damage to the ground.

    Nitin Srivastava at Wembley stadium

    He said: "Looking at the crowd which has been assembling outside it appears the expectations of having more than 50,000 people might just turn out to be true. There's going to be a lot of dance, pomp and show for Mr Modi." 

  31. Unconscious woman rescued from Barking care home fire

    Hannah Gelbart

    BBC London News

    An unconscious woman has been rescued after afire tore through the ground floor of an east London care home.

    Beccles Drive

    Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus saved the 43-year-old woman from the home on Beccles Drive in Barking just after 01:00 GMT on Friday.

  32. Delays on Marylebone Road after car overturns

    There are residual delays on the A501 Marylebone Road westbound in central London after a car overturned at the Old Marylebone Road junction earlier.

    Car on Marylebone Road

    All lanes have been re-opened, but there is congestion on Euston Road to Kings Cross and on A5200 Gray's Inn Road to the Sidmouth Street junction.

    Car on Marylebone Road
  33. Final curtain call for Royal Ballet star

    Legendary dancer Carlos Acosta saluted the crowd during his final curtain call for The Royal Ballet last night.

    Carlos Acosta

    He performed Carmen for the last time at The Royal Opera House, in central London.

  34. What do we know about 'Jihadi John'?

    BBC Newsbeat

    Mohammed Emwazi was born in Kuwait in 1988. He came to the UK when he was six years old.

    Mohammed Emwazi

    He went to school in St John's Wood, north London. One teacher told the BBC he got into fights in his first year of secondary school, and needed anger management therapy.

  35. Sleeper rail workers balloted on industrial action

    Rail workers are to be balloted on industrial action over a dispute with the operator of the Caledonian Sleeper service. 

    The Rail, Maritime and Transport workers' union claims operator Serco has failed to address "potentially dangerous" defects in the rolling stock of the London to Scotland overnight service. 

  36. Cult leader's daughter felt like 'caged bird'

    Aravindan Balakrishnan's daughter confided in her diaries about feeling like a "caged" bird whose "wings have been clipped", Southwark Crown court has heard.

    The jury heard a diary entry she wrote: "I'm always caged up, I feel caged like a wild animal. I have nothing to look forward to, I feel so miserable, so neglected."

    Mr Balakrishnan, 75, of Enfield, north London, denies charges including four counts of rape and seven of indecent assault.

  37. PM: Air strike 'an act of self defence'

    Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the US air strike targeting Islamic State group militant "Jihadi John" but stressed it had not yet been confirmed he was dead.

    David Cameron

    In a statement, the Prime Minister said: "This was an act of self defence. It was the right thing to do."

    Initially dubbed "Jihadi John" by the media, he was subsequently named as Mohammed Emwazi, from west London, in February.

  38. Missing 86-year-old is found in south London

    Police have found an 86-year-old woman who went missing from south London.

    Sheila Poupard is being treated at a south London hospital, officers said.

  39. Cult leader 'threatened daughter with death'

    The leader of a communist cult threatened his daughter with death after she said she had a crush on former mayor of London Ken Livingstone, a court has heard.

    Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, convinced his cult he was god-like and could read their minds, prosecutor Rosina Cottage QC told the court.

    Aravindan Balakrishnan

    Mr Balakrishnan, of Enfield, north London, denies charges including four counts of rape and seven of indecent assault.

  40. Suspected arson leaves woman in critical condition

    A suspected arson attack at a residential care home in east London has left a 43-year-old woman in a critical condition. 

    Police were called by London Ambulance Service to Beccles Drive, Barking, at about 01:00 after reports of a fire.

    A woman was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition. Officers are treating the fire as suspicious. 

  41. Appeal for help finding missing 86-year-old

    Officers are appealing for help in finding a missing 86-year-old woman from south London.

    Sheila Poupard was last seen at 11:00 yesterday at Bingham Road, in Croydon, and was last spoken to on the phone at 16.00.

    Sheila Poupard

    Ms Poupard is known to frequent the Addiscombe Tram Stop, London Rail Routes and the National Theatre.

  42. Kenton party stabbing suspect accused of murder

    A man has been accused of murdering a teenager who suffered fatal stab wounds during a friend's 16th birthday party.

    Che Labastide-Wellington

    Calvin Tudor, 21, is accused of killing Che Labastide-Wellington (pictured), 17, in Kenton, north-west London.

    Che, of Harrow, was knifed in the chest in an alley close to where the party was taking place, in Belvedere Way, in the early hours of Sunday.

    Mr Tudor, of Kelly Close, Neasden, north-west London, is due before Barkingside Magistrates' Court later.

  43. London Underground has its busiest ever day

    The London Underground had its busiest ever day on 9 October, when 4.735 million people used the network.

    Passengers on a London Underground rain

    The previous record was reached on Friday 28 November 2014, when 4.734 million passengers travelled on the Tube.

    The last week of October was the busiest ever week, with 28.614 million customer journeys, Transport for London said.

  44. Kids Company was 'special case' to ministers, say MPs

    Vulnerable children across the UK are likely to have lost out amid ministers' for failed London charity Kids Company, MPs have said.

    Camila Batmanghelidjh

    The Public Accounts Committee said it was "staggering" government gave KidsCo more than £40m over 13 years with "no idea" what it was getting for that.

    Kids Company collapsed in August amid claims of financial mismanagement - something its former bosses deny.

  45. Appeal over sheep killed in fox attack

    Sutton Council is appealing for information after one sheep was killed by a fox and two others were seriously injured and had to be put down. 

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  46. Vanessa Feltz Show: Government aims to 'halve stillbirths'

    BBC Radio London

    On BBC Radio London now, Vanessa Feltz is discussing a new government drive to halve the number of stillbirths and deaths among new babies and mothers.

    Get involved in the discussion by emailing or by calling 020 7224 2000.

  47. BBC London Live latest: US air strike targets Islamic State militant 'Jihadi John' in Syria

    The top stories on BBC London Live:

  48. Watch: India PM Narendra Modi to attend rally at Wembley

    Narendra Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be greeted by tens of thousands of fans at London's Wembley stadium on the second day of his visit to the UK.

    Britain and India have announced a series of trade deals worth around $15bn (£10bn) but Mr Modi's visit has also attracted criticism.

    Protests have been held by people angry at a perceived rise in intolerance and Hindu nationalism in India. Justin Rowlatt reports.

  49. Travel: Blackwall Tunnel 'heavily congested'

    Paul Murphy-Kasp

    BBC London 94.9, Travel

    On the roads: 

    The southern approach to the Blackwall Tunnel is heavily congested after a vehicle broke down at the start of the rush hour. There are queues going back onto the A2 to Eltham

    The A46 North Circular is slow both ways between Neasden and Harrow Road

    The A203 Stockwell Road is slow northbound from Stockwell to Vauxhall

    For the latest travel news follow @BBCTravelAlert

  50. First Great Western services delayed

    BBC Travel

    There are delays of up to 15 minutes on South West Trains' country-bound services between Virginia Water and Ascot following a signal failure.

    Also, First Great Western services into Paddington from Reading are delayed by half an hour after a breakdown near Twyford.

    For the latest updates visit the BBC Travel website.

  51. Today's weather: Windy and feeling colder

    BBC Weather

    A windy and colder-feeling day than recently. 

    Most areas will see some squally showers blow through during the middle of the day. This will leave a bright and blustery afternoon, perhaps with the odd sharp shower. 

    Maximum temperature: 11C (52F). 

  52. BBC London Live on 13 November 2015

    Elaine Okyere

    BBC News, London

    I'll have the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for you until 18:00, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing tens of thousands of supporters at Wembley.

    You can share your news by emailing or tweeting @BBCLondonNews

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