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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 12 January
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Wednesday

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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 at 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Tonight's weather: Showers clearing towards dawn

    Showers will push eastwards through the first part of the night, clearing to leave patchy cloud and clear spells.

    BBC London weather screen grab

    Under the clearer skies we may see some frost or the odd icy patch, particularly in sheltered spots in the Chilterns.

    Minimum temperature: 1C (34F).

  3. Teen murdered at Woodford birthday party named

    A 16-year-old boy murdered in Woodford on Saturday has been named by police as Munashe Charles Kutyauripo.

    Munashe Charles Kutyauripo

    The teenager, known as Charlie, was stabbed at about 21:40 at Ashton Playing Fields during a confrontation at a birthday party.

    Police believe he had gone to a girl's 16th birthday party at a nearby social club when a confrontation started between him and four boys.

    Det Ch Insp Mark Lawson said the Met are "really keen to speak to everyone who was at the party that night".

  4. 'Potentially violent' absconder on run in east London

    Safdar Shah

    A "potentially violent and dangerous" man has gone on the run after fleeing during supervised leave from a mental health unit.

    Safdar Shah ran off from a post office in Homerton High Street, east London, at around 11.30 yesterday and police say he will become increasingly dangerous to the public without vital medication.

    The 35-year-old, who has paranoid schizophrenia, has his passport with him and it is feared he may try to flee the country.

  5. BBC London News: Junior doctors and baseball in London

    Victoria Hollins

    On BBC London tonight, we'll find out how the first doctors strike over pay in 40 years has affected hospitals across London.

    And we'll be looking at rumours that baseball could be the next US-dominated sport to be coming to the capital.

    Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.

  6. Bexleyheath line to reopen on Thursday

    Network Rail says it plans to reopen the railway line through Barnehurst on Thursday after a landslide stopped all trains.

    More than 200 tonnes of trees, soil and debris fell onto the track on Monday night, blocking the line.

    Rail users are advised to check National Rail Enquiries when making journeys through the area.

  7. King's College doctor on strike action

    Dr Chris Jarvis of King's College Hospital explains why he joined the 24-hour junior doctors' strike today.

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    Video caption: Dr Chris Jarvis of King's College Hospital explains why he has joined the strike

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has described the walkouts as "completely unnecessary" and called on unions to return to the negotiating table.

  8. Latest travel: Burst water main closes south London road

    BBC Travel

    Galleywall Road in south Bermondsey has been closed between A2208 Rotherhithe New Road and A2206 Southwark Park Road because of a burst water main.

    Buses on routes 1, 381, N1 and N381 are being diverted.

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

  9. Actress' partner appears in Ghana court

    The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake was surrounded by journalists and photographers as he arrived at Kaneshie Magistrates' Court in Accra.

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    Video caption: Arthur Simpson-Kent remanded in custody at Ghana court

    Arthur Simpson-Kent was remanded in custody for two weeks and told he would face an extradition hearing to the UK.

    The bodies of Ms Blake and her two children were discovered buried in the garden at the family home in Erith.

  10. Psychologist 'set deplorable example'

    Helen Winter was accused of setting "a deplorable example to clients" by taking a Class A illegal drug with two Kids Company clients.

    Kids Company sign

    Panel Chair Penny Griffith said her actions had "damaged public confidence in the profession of practitioner psychologists and brought the profession into disrepute."

    However, Ms Griffith said Dr Winter had "expressed remorse" and the panel had "concluded that the prospects of repetition were low".

  11. Kids Company psychologist suspended

    A Kids Company psychologist has been suspended after she was found to have given illegal drugs to a vulnerable youngster she met through the charity.

    Helen Winter

    Helen Winter admitted taking MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, and being under its influence with two clients of the charity at a nightclub in south London in January 2014.

    She was given an interim 18-month suspension by an employment tribunal and will find out on 10 February whether or not she will be struck off.

  12. First children diagnosed at Great Ormond Street Hospital in DNA project

    The first children with debilitating "mystery" diseases have been given a diagnosis at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital as part of a huge scheme to analyse people's DNA.

    Georgia Walburn-Green with mum Amanda and dad Matt

    Four-year-old Georgia Walburn-Green's damaged eyes and kidneys and her inability to talk had baffled doctors.

    She is one of the first to have her precise genetic abnormality identified through the 100,000 Genomes Project.

    Her parents said the day Georgia was finally diagnosed was one of the biggest of their lives.

  13. Murder victim 'refused to hand over computer'

    Press Association

    A young man was stabbed to death after three teenagers tried to rob him of a computer they had spotted for sale on Gumtree, a court heard.

    Michael Adegbite, 28, had refused to hand over the Apple MacBook and was fatally knifed in the chest after pursing the robbers in Enfield, north London, on the evening of 19 July, jurors were told.

    Montel Ajayi, 19, Christopher Nzeh, 18, and Isaac Owen-Brady, 18, are on trial at the Old Bailey and deny murder.

  14. Tottenham's Dele Alli signs long term contract

    Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2021.

    The 19-year-old has impressed fans since joining the club from MK Dons, scoring six goals in 30 appearances so far this season.

  15. 'Glare made it impossible to see length of train'

    Southeastern has been explaining more about how "bright sunlight" caused severe delays on their trains around Lewisham this morning:

    Southeastern train

    "Glare this morning made it impossible for some drivers to see the full length of their train in their mirrors before leaving stations.

    "When this happens they have to get out and check to ensure everybody has got on or off their train safely before they can move. 

    "This can take a little more time but thankfully for all it doesn’t happen very often."

  16. Wickham in contention as Palace head to Villa

    BBC Sport

    Crystal Palace head to Aston Villa this evening as the Premier League returns.

    Alan Pardew

    Connor Wickham is in contention after returning to training, but Yohan Cabaye will be assessed after suffering a knock during Saturday's victory over Southampton.

    Meanwhile, Alan Pardew has denied that the club will try to buy a defender during the transfer window but was instead focusing on "an offensive player".

  17. Bilic praises the Cherries ahead of tonight's clash

    BBC Sport

    West ham boss Slaven Bilic has praised Bournemouth as he takes his side to the south coast side tonight.

    Slaven Bilic

    He said Eddie Howe's team had "done well to maintain good results" despite suffering "a lot of injuries".

    The Hammers will assess winger Enner Valencia and midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, who both missed Saturday's win over Wolves with minor knocks.

  18. Landslide closes Bexleyheath line

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    All Southeastern services on the Bexleyheath line have been cancelled today after a landslide near Barnehurst.

    The disruption will affect all passengers travelling to and from places such as Welling, Eltham, Kidbrooke and Blackheath.

  19. Man falls 30 feet inside lift in the City of London

    London Fire Brigade say they had to rescue a man from a lift that dropped 30 feet (9.1m) inside a building in Austin Friars, EC2, yesterday.

    The lift fell from the fifth floor to the second. The man was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.