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  1. Updates on Tuesday 26 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 on Wednesday from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Tonight's weather: Cloudy, very wet and mild

    BBC Weather

    Staying cloudy overnight with further outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, especially over southern coastal counties. 

    Remaining windy with coastal gales, but this will keep overnight temperatures mild.  

    Lows of of 11C (51F).

  3. Two men found with 'life threatening' stab wounds in Woolwich

    Two men have been found bleeding from stab wounds in Sandy Hill, Woolwich, at around 16:00, the Met has reported.

    Both men have been taken to a south London hospital for treatment to stab wounds. 

    Their injuries are being treated as life threatening at this time.

    Greenwich Borough CID is at the scene investigating the incident.

    There are some road closures in the area.

  4. New homes on site of mental hospital featured on Bowie album

    New homes will be built on the south London site of a former mental hospital where David Bowie's brother Terry Burns lived for 16 years.

    Cane Hill psychiatric hospital

    The original US release of David Bowie's album The Man Who Sold the World featured a cartoon-like cover drawing of a cowboy in front of the institution in Coulsdon, in Croydon.  

    The Cane Hill psychiatric hospital closed in 1991. 

    Cane Hill Park will be a development of 660 new homes.

    An aerial view of the site in Coulsdon
  5. Latest headlines: Paedophile involved in Philippines abuse jailed

    Emma Midgley

    BBC News

  6. Travel: Delays on M25 between J29 and J28 anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

    There are delays anti-clockwise on the M25 between J29 and J28 because of an earlier broken-down vehicle, a fuel spillage and emergency repairs. 

    Two lanes are closed, causing queuing traffic.

  7. Coming up: Partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake 'to return to UK' plus; the life of London's lock keepers

    BBC London News

    BBC London on BBC One at 18:30 will bring you the latest on the partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake. 

    Arthur Simpson-Kent, has volunteered to return to the UK, after flying to Ghana when Sian and their two children went missing in December. 

    Police in Britain wanted him brought back to London for questioning after their bodies were found buried in their back garden in Erith earlier this month.

    Also, could you be an ambassador of the capital's canals? The trust that looks after London's waterways is seeking volunteer lock keepers to help out.

  8. Philippines abuse: Trevor Monk jailed for 19 years and six months

    A man who admitted sexually abusing children in the Philippines has been given a prison sentence of 19 years and six months at the Old Bailey.

    Trevor Monk

    Trevor Monk admitted 18 charges including sexual assault of a child under 13. 

    He filmed the abuse and the youngest victim was just eight years old. 

    Police discovered he had first paid to watch the abuse online from his home in Erith, Bexley. 

    He spent more than £14,000 over four years to pay for what he called "shows".

    He then travelled to Manila to carry out the abuse in person.

    Officers found more than 80,000 obscene images at his home and hundreds of videos.

    Judge Anuja Dhir said they showed "harrowing images of very young children being abused and degraded in the most vile manner".

  9. West Ham's Carl Jenkinson suffers 'significant' knee injury against Man City

    BBC Sport

    West Ham right-back Carl Jenkinson suffered a 'significant' knee injury in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City last weekend.

    Jenkinson, 23, who is on loan from Arsenal, had to be replaced when he injured his left knee conceding a first-half penalty at Upton Park for a foul on Sergio Aguero.

  10. Unknown Beatrix Potter story found in London's V&A archives

    A previously unknown story by Beatrix Potter is to be published for the first time, after being discovered in the Victoria and Albert Museum archives.

    Beatrix Potter's original illustration for Kitty-in-Boots

    The Tale of Kitty in Boots had languished in obscurity for over a century before being discovered by publisher Jo Hanks

    It is about a black cat that leads a double life, but also features familiar characters like Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.

  11. Kew Gardens heralds harbingers of spring as crocuses appear

  12. Missing cyclist involved in collision with a car in Hounslow sought

    A cyclist who went missing after being involved in a collision with a car this morning in Hounslow is being sought by police, who are concerned for his welfare.

    It is believed he is injured.

    The bicycle belonging to the man police wish to find

    It is believed he is injured.

    Officers were called to Staines Road junction with Cromwell Road, just before 09:00 following reports of a collision between a car and a man on foot.

    The injured pedestrian, a man in his 50s, was taken to a west London hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition after injuring his leg.

    A cyclist was also involved in a collision with the car prior to it colliding with the pedestrian. 

    Police say they are searching for him "as a matter of urgency".

  13. Watch: Sian Blake's partner departs court

    The partner of Sian Blake left a court in Accra with police officers after he told judges he will return to the UK voluntarily.

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    Video caption: Arthur Simpson-Kent departs an Accra court

    Arthur Simpson-Kent said he would have returned previously had he not been arrested.

    He left the UK on 19 December following the deaths of his former partner and their two young sons.

  14. Ex-Tower Hamlets mayor fails in bid to overturn five-year ban

    The former mayor of Tower Hamlets has failed in a bid to reduce the number of years he is banned from running for office.

    Lutfur Rahman

    Lutfur Rahman - who was the directly elected mayor of the east London borough - was found found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices in April.

    He wanted to mount a High Court challenge to rulings made by the Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey in the hope he could return to political life before the end of the decade. 

    Two judges gave Mr Rahman permission to launch a judicial review on one aspect on Mr Mawrey's ruling - relating to the way religious leaders had been persuaded to use influence on voters.

    But they said the law meant that, if even if he succeeded in overturning that one aspect of the ruling at a final judicial review hearing, his five-year ban would remain in place.

    Mr Rahman would not comment after the hearing today.

  15. Travel: Delays to services at London Waterloo

    BBC Travel

    Trains running to and from London Waterloo may be delayed up to five minutes due to a faulty set of points this morning, South West Trains has warned.

    Trains which leave from platform 11 to 14 are using a different line, which may cause congestion during afternoon rush hour. Disruption to services is expected until 02:00 tomorrow.

  16. Ex-Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman challenges corruption ruling

    The former mayor of Tower Hamlets has launched an appeal after being found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices.

    Lutfur Rahman

    Lutfur Rahman - who was the directly-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London - wants to mount a High Court challenge to a ruling by Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey. 

    Mr Rahman was convicted of wrongdoing by Mr Mawrey in April after an Election Court trial in London. 

    Mr Rahman wants Mr Mawrey's ruling to be subjected to a judicial review in the High Court. 

    Judges are expected to make a decision on whether permission should be granted later.

  17. Brockley teenager fatally stabbed by two 15-year-olds in 'apparently motiveless attack', court hears

    Nick Beake

    Home affairs correspondent, BBC London

    A teenager was stabbed to death by two 15-year-old boys in an apparently motiveless attack which lasted less than a minute,  the Old Bailey heard earlier.

    Shaquan Fearon, 17, was attacked and killed at  a housing estate in Brockley on 3  September, jurors were told.

    His friend, Junior Inneh - who's now 18 - was slashed in his face but survived. 

    Shaquan's mother, who was in court, covered her eyes and was supported by a police officer as CCTV footage of the attack was played to the jury.

    The two boys in the dock - who can't be named for legal reasons - both deny three counts of murder, attempted murder and wounding with intent.

    The trial continues.