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  1. Updates for Wednesday 13 January 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. London's evening weather: Windy, wet and cold

    BBC Weather

    It may start to turn frosty this evening, but we will see increasing amounts of cloud and rain as we go through into the night.

    Big Ben and an umbrella

    Rain may be followed by sleet or wet snow later, and it will be feeling cold in the wind.

    Lows of 2C (36F) 

  3. On air: Met expected to increase armed police numbers - following Paris attacks

    Riz Lateef

    BBC London presenter

    Scotland Yard is expected to announce an increase in armed police officers.

    tributes to the Paris dead

    It comes after the gun attacks in Paris and amid concern terrorists may try to carry out a similar attack here. 

    The Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, says plans will be unveiled tomorrow.

    On BBC London News tonight from 18:30 our reporter Louisa Preston looks at the detail of what Sir Bernard is expected to announce. Join us then if you can or catch that report again on the BBC iPlayer.

  4. Murder charge after Hornchurch pub stabbing

    A man has been charged with murder after a 60-year-old man was stabbed to death in a pub in Hornchurch, east London, on Sunday.

    Aiden O'Mahony, from Hornchurch, was found with a stab wound to his chest at JJ Moon's in High Street on yesterday afternoon. 

    JJ Moon's

    Jason Roberts, 31, of Hornchurch, will appear at Redbridge Magistrates Court later. 

    The victim's family said they were "devastated" by the grandfather's death, adding: "He was a kind and thoughtful man. His passions were Spurs, his family, friends and his dog Lily".

  5. London travel latest: Looking busy around Wormwood Scrubs and Ealing

    BBC Travel

    • There are long delays on the A219 Scrubs Lane northbound at Hythe Road and congestion on A219 Wood Lane to Bulwer Street in the roadworks area. There's some temporary traffic lights for water mains work.
    • Traffic lights have failed on the A406 North Circular Road in both directions at A4020 Uxbridge Rd by Ealing Common
  6. Actress Emma Thompson raises awareness of London TB cases

    The actress Emma Thompson is visiting a mobile screening unit in Whitechapel to raise awareness of a disease her adopted son Tindy Agaba caught five years ago.

    Tindy Agaba
    Image caption: Emma Thompson's son Tindy Agaba

    Tuberculoisis is something many people only associate with Victorian London, but it is still present today and in 2014 there were more than 2,500 cases of it.

    Professor Andrew Hayward from University College London says the capital has some of the highest rates of TB of any Western European city.

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    Video caption: Actress Emma Thompson raises awareness of London TB cases
  7. M11 crash causing queues for M25 and A414

    BBC Travel

    There's queuing traffic and one lane closed northbound on the M11 between J6 for the M25 and J7, A4141 at Harlow because of a car in the central reservation.

    Follow @BBCTravelAlerts for latest updates.

  8. Latest travel: Southeastern services affected by landslide

    BBC Travel

    Replacement buses are running on Southeastern services between Lewisham and Dartford because of a landslide at Barnehurst.

    Tickets are being accepted on Docklands Light Railway, London Underground and London bus services.

    For more travel updates visit the BBC London travel page.

  9. Boy, 15, found stabbed in Liverpool Street

    BBC London News

    A 15-year-old boy has been found with stab wounds in north London..

    Police came across the boy in Liverpool Street, near the junction with Lowther Road at 14:45 today.

    The boy was taken to hospital and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.  

  10. Brixton shooter found guilty of murder

    BBC London News

    A man who armed himself with a gun and shot dead a man from Brixton following what police described as "a trivial dispute" in Lambeth has been found guilty of murder. 

    The Old Bailey heard yesterday how 23-year-old Shaden Cadette armed himself with a gun and ammunition and shot 24-year-old Ogarra Dixon following a brief altercation in Brixton last June.

    Cadette, of Marcella Road, Brixton was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to serve a minimum of 27 years in jail.

  11. Hatton Garden jury sent home for the night

    The 12 jurors in the Hatton Garden trial will resume their deliberations from noon tomorrow, the BBC understands.

    Hatton Garden
  12. Harrow to be focus of new anti-gang crime support

    Harrow is to receive Home Office-led assistance to tackle gang and youth violence.

    Nine new areas in England, including Harrow, are set to benefit from a new national gangs policy, which will set out six priorities to reduce violence and prevent the exploitation of vulnerable people, the Minister for Preventing Abuse and Exploitation Karen Bradley has announced.

    The policy offers tailored support and advice from a network of over 100 specialists with frontline experience dealing with gang and youth-related violence.

  13. London MP raises cost of care concerns in Commons

    Concerns about how councils will afford to pay care workers the new national living wage have been raised by a London MP in the Commons. 

    In April, all workers over 25 will have to be paid a minimum of £7.20 an hour. 

    The Labour MP for Enfield North - Joan Ryan - is warning that councils will need an additional £750m to ensure their local care provider can meet these new pay requirements.

  14. Charlton players to reimburse fans after 5-0 defeat at Huddersfield

    The Addicks have gone nine championship games without a win and have offered to reimburse fans who made the trip to Yorkshire to see them lose 5-0 at Huddersfield on Saturday.

    Charlton at Huddersfield

    "On behalf of the players, I want to apologise. It was disgraceful and you deserve better," Charlton's captain Johnnie Jackson tweeted.

  15. '1,000 witness statement taken' in hunt for killer

    The Met says Yiannoulla's family have been informed of the arrest. 

    On the day that she died, Yiannoulla had spent the morning at home with her mother. At approximately 12:30 they walked to the family's shop near to their home to take lunch to Yiannoulla's father and brother.

    An hour later Yiannoulla returned home to prepare dinner while her mother stayed at the shop. That was the last time her family saw her alive. 

    Her parents found Yiannoulla's body when they returned home at approximately 15:00 that day. 

    Yiannoulla attended Quintin Kynaston School, in St John's Wood, and worked part-time at Woolworths in Finchley Road, NW8. 

    Since her murder over 1,000 witness statements have been taken and developing forensic techniques explored but despite these extensive inquiries no arrests were made.

  16. DNA match leads to arrest of man over 1982 rape and murder

    Yiannoulla Yianni

    A 56-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl which happened in Hampstead, north London, over 30 years ago.

    A murder inquiry was launched by the Met on 13 August 1982 after the parents of Yiannoulla Yianni found their daughter's body at their family home in Belsize Road, in Hampstead. 

    Yiannoulla had been raped and strangled. 

    Met detectives say a 56-year old man was arrested at an address in Golders Green yesterday on suspicion of rape and murder. 

    The arrest follows a match being made on the National DNA Database following the arrest of the man for an unrelated matter.

  17. Ben Foster to face the Blues

    BBC Sport

    Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster could make his first Premier League appearance for the Baggies since March in tonight's match against Chelsea.

    Ben Foster

    Chelsea forward Diego Costa is expected to start following a bruised knee injury.

    The Blues haven't lost at home in this fixture since 1978. Albion head coach Tony Pulis says it will be a tough game. Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says the club has a chance to move into fourth position in the Premier League.

  18. Capital's air quality problem delayed airport expansion decision - says PM

    The government must address the issue of air quality before it can consider airport expansion capacity, David Cameron has told the Commons.

    He was taking part in Prime Minister's Questions earlier and answering the MP for Twickenham, Dr Tania Mathias, who raised concerns about pollution levels in London.  

    Heathrow Airport

    Poor air quality was one of the reasons why the government had decided to delay its decision on controversial plans for a possible third runway at Heathrow, he said.

    The government is not due to consider airport expansion until at least the summer to allow further examination of issues such as air quality and pollution impact.