Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday 29 December with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
- Updates for Christmas Eve 2015
BBC London News
OnBBC London Newsthis evening at 18:30 in a short bulletin, we will have the latest on the travel disruptions and how the roads, rail and airports coping with the Christmas getaway.
We also meet 10-year-old Gabriella who has been at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for the past two months and is hoping, like 200 other children there, to go home.
Any lingering showers will soon die out tonight giving way to some good clear intervals.
It will feel chilly with perhaps a touch of frost in places.
Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).
There are delays of up to two hours out of King's Cross to the north of England and east coast of Scotland due to a broken down train between Grantham and Newark North Gate.
The disruption is affecting First Hull Trains, Grand Central Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast.
On the roads, be prepared for delays as traffic is congested on the westbound M4 between Slough and Reading.
A seven-year-old boy has met up with three Met Police officers who saved his life when he suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Brentford, west London.
Tami Akeju's parents dialed 999 on 25 April when his heart suddenly stopped. PC Darren Greenall and PC Ed Bengree responded and immediately began CPR, and were soon joined by Sergeant Allan Shields.Copyright: Met Police
Tami was given a shock from a defibrillator which was with a paramedic but the officers continued with chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and the boy's heart responded.
The child then underwent emergency surgery and is currently undergoing treatment at The Children's Trust after suffering brain damage as a result of the cardiac arrest.
He greeted the officers saying: "Thank you for saving my life".
The Metropolitan Police's annual appeal to the public to donate gifts for children in care has seen a record response with more than 11,360 gifts accumulated for vulnerable children.
The force launched the Christmas Tree Gift appeal last month when Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe switched on the Christmas tree lights.Copyright: Met police
Londoners were asked to take a tag from one of the trees in their boroughs, which had the age and gender of a child for which they could buy a gift.
In addition to gifts more than £9,000 was also donated via the 'JustGiving' website.Copyright: Met Police
PC Rebecca Robinson, who organised the campaign, said the idea "seems to have captured the hearts of many people".
"One lady left a comment that said because her daughter was no longer with us; she wanted to make a donation in her memory to help another child on Christmas day."Copyright: Met Police
Last year the Met Police officers hand delivered 6,840 gifts to care and foster homes, hospitals and refuges. The gift appeal began in 2012.
Championship sides Bolton, Fulham and Nottingham Forest are under a transfer embargo for the rest of the seasonafter breaching Football League rules in 2014-15.
Fulham and Forest both exceeded Financial Fair Play limits of permitted maximum losses of £6m for a season.
Bolton failed to submit their required accounts and are unable make transfers until they comply with FFP obligations.
Young people who have spent part of their childhood in care are invited to special Christmas dinners by Manchester poet Lemn Sissay.
The Christmas Day meals will take place in Manchester, Leeds and Londonafter Mr Sissay, who is Chancellor of Manchester University, raised £38,000.
The poet, who was in a Wigan children's home from the age of 12 to 18, said he wanted to create happy memories.
Thames Waterhas revealed images of a "monster fatberg" which was found in a sewer on Leather Lane, Clerkenwell in Holborn, over the weekend.
Engineers have been working to reduce the mass of congealed fat, grease and non-flushable items like nappies to prevent the sewer from clogging and flooding.Copyright: Thames Water
Thames Water says it has removed 200,000 blockages from the capital's sewers over the past five years and are urging people to not pour leftover fat down their sinks but to cool it and bin the waste.
BBC Radio London
BBC Radio London
Our first Boxing Day commentary onBBC Radio Londonsport is the 13:00 kick off at Griffin Park, where Brentford play host to Brighton in the Championship (not available online).
Homeless charityCrisis has opened five Christmas day centresacross London for the festive period.
The centres will be open for 12 hours every day from 09:00 until 29 December and will provide facilities like dentistry, eyecare, work and learning advice, live music and entertainers.Copyright: Crisis
These centres at Westminster Kingsway College in north London, Kensington Aldridge Academy in west London, City of London Academy in south London, the City Academy in Hackney and the Deptford Campus of Lewisham College are in addition to residential facilities.
The charity is also providing mini buses to pick up people from designated points every day from 09:00 until 14:00.
BBC Radio London Political Reporter
It's been a fascinating year politically - from a General Election that defied the pundits, to the selection of the London Mayoral candidates and a London MP even became the Labour party leader.
Here's flavour of the political stories we brought you here at BBC Radio London in 2015.
A man has been charged with distributing a terrorist publication, Scotland Yard said.
Mohammed Alam, 31, from Croydon, was arrested at a business address in south London on Tuesday by officers from the Counter Terrorism Command.
Armed officers were present when the arrest was made but no shots were fired.
Scotland Yard said he was charged under the Terrorism Act 2006 with distributing or circulating a terrorist publication.
He appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning, where he was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 8 January.
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The London Coliseum opened in St Martin's Lane in 1904. It was the first revolving stage in Britain.
The home theatre of theEnglish National Operahas 2,358 seats.
Wimbledon SW19 News
Thanks to the generosity of families, businesses and local people in Merton, more than 400 presents and gifts for young people in care or living in vulnerable circumstances have beenhanded in at Wimbledon police station.
This year around 200 children will have to spend Christmas day in Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Ten-year-old Gabriella will be among them as she suffers from a very rare but complex condition that weakens her muscles.
A £100 million last minute Christmas present and food buying frenzy was set to grip London todayafter time finally ran out for online purchases.
A band of heavy rain and strong winds will quickly spread eastwards this afternoon.
By mid-afternoon this rain will clear Romford, leaving behind long spells of sunshine and the odd shower.
Highs of 12C (54F).