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  1. Updates on Tuesday 19 January 2015

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Islamic State video suspect's sister blames 'London friends' for radicalisation

    BBC London News

    Siddartha Dhar

    Coming up on air tonight at 18:30, our home affairs correspondent Nick Beake will have more on the sister of the Walthamstow man suspected of being an executioner in a video for so-called Islamic State.

    Konika Dhar - the sister of Siddartha Dhar -  says she "didn't know who to turn to" when he was being radicalised. 

    She told MPs she blamed his friends in London - rather than the internet for "brainwashing" him.

  3. Met Officer 'pleads guilty to sexual activity with a child under 16'

    Met officer John Wigglesworth has pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a child under 16 and will be sentenced on 23 February, says Snaresbrook Crown Court.

    He pleaded guilty on 14 January.

    The 46-year-old transport police officer was found not guilty on three counts of rape and not guilty on two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 between 2008 and 2010. 

  4. Man faces jail for 'stabbing fellow care home residents'

    A 51-year-old man who stabbed to death two fellow care home residents faces jail after prosecutors accepted his manslaughter plea.

    Paul Mallin killed Karen Reid, 53, and John Down, 86, at the Fernways sheltered housing unit in Ilford, north east London, on 5 September.

    Fernways sheltered housing unit

    Prosecutors at the Old Bailey had accused Mallin of murder, but accepted his plea following "high level" reports about his mental state.

    He will be sentenced at a later date.

  5. London home of Dickens take you behind the scenes of popular drama

    A new exhibition at Charles Dickens' home in Holborn will take visitors behind the scenes of a popular BBC One drama - called Dickensian. 

    Costumes, props and parts of the set will all be on display until April and Ayshea Buksh has been to take a look.

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    Video caption: New exhibition at Charles Dickens' home takes visitors behind the scenes of a BBC drama
  6. No Overground between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction

    BBC Travel

    There is no London Overground service between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction due to overhead line problems at South Tottenham. 

    Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.

    And traffic is very slow on A406 North Circular in both directions between Neasden Interchange and Drury Way, through the ongoing works, there are queues to the M1 Staples Corner and to Hanger Lane. 

    Ordnance Road is closed between Standard Road and Malvern Road due to overrunning repairs to the level crossing. There is a diversion for bus route 121. 

  7. Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal signs new long-term contract

    BBC Sport

    Arsenal's Spanish left-back Nacho Monreal has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League club.

    Nacho Monreal

    The 29-year-old joined the Gunners from La Liga side Malaga in January 2013.

    Monreal has made 113 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions, including all 22 league matches this season.

  8. Family loses High Court battle after Wandsworth Prison death

    The family of a man who died in custody after stealing a gingerbread man from a looted bakery during the London riots has lost its High Court claim over his death. 

    London riot

    James Best, 37, from Croydon, south London, was in Wandsworth Prison in September 2011 awaiting sentence when he had a heart attack, which was probably linked to over-exertion in the prison gym. 

    His foster mother, Dolly Daniel, and her son Owen claimed St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and the London Ambulance Service breached their duties under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protects the right to life.

  9. Man killed near Morden Tube station during rush hour

    A man in his 20s was stabbed to death during the morning rush hour close to Morden Tube station.

    Scene of stabbing

    Ambulance crews and police were called to Kendor Gardens in south west London at 08:07 and found the man with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police believe the man was killed when people would have been making their way to the train station and have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

  10. Teenage mother and her newborn baby are missing from Croydon

    Met Police

    A 15-year-old and her baby have gone missing from south Croydon. 

    Georgia Maul, 15, was last seen at her family home at around 10:30 on 18 January when she left with her 11-day-old baby Lexi-Mae.

    Georgia Maul

    Her family are concerned for her safety and well being and that she may be in the company of an older man. 

    The Met Police asks anyone with information to come forward. 

  11. High jumper Isobel Pooley: 'I'm trying 'to break records, not look sexy''

    BBC Sport

    British high jumper and Londoner Isobel Pooley, who is working towards a place in Team GB's squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics, says she would "rather earn respect and admiration for my physical achievements than my looks". 

    Isobel Pooley

    The 22-year-old, who won a silver medal for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, adds: "When I'm training and competing, I am far more concerned with my performance than whether I might look stereotypically feminine or otherwise."

  12. Weather video: Why is it so cold?

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    Video caption: Cold snap: Why is it so cold?
  13. 'He was first brainwashed three years ago'

    Konika Dhar says her brother Siddhartha first appeared "brainwashed three years ago" and went to Syria last year.

    Siddhartha Dhar

    She says: "I have made several attempts to speak to my brother."

    He is happy with the life he is living, she adds.

  14. Islamic State video suspect's sister: 'I can't accept he would ever do that'

    The sister of the man thought to be in the latest so-called Islamic State propaganda video, Siddhartha Dhar, has been appearing at the House of Commons. 

    Mr Dhar was a well-known and prolific figure among radical Islamists in London.  

    Konika Dhar

    Konika Dhar says: "I am still holding on to the firm belief what I am seeing is not him and I haven't had verification otherwise. I can't accept he would ever do that." 

    She says he first took an interest in Islam in his mid to late teens.

  15. Afternoon weather: Dry, sunny but remaining cold

    BBC Weather

    Many places will stay dry and sunny through the rest of the day with just a few patches of cloud. 

    However, it will still feel very cold, despite the light winds.

    Maximum temperature: 3C (37F).