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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 25 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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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 Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

    Have a good evening. 

  2. Coming up on BBC London News: Fraudulent landlords exposed and a look at Banksy's latest artwork

    BBC London News

    On the programme at 18:30 on BBC One: An undercover investigation by BBC London exposes fraudsters who offer properties they don't own for rent

    Banksy

    And we take a look at Banksy's latest artwork opposite the French Embassy which criticises Europe's handling of the refugee crisis opposite the French embassy.  

  3. Tonight's weather: Cloudy and cold

    BBC Weather

    This evening and tonight it will be cloudy with patchy light rain in some places. 

    Colder and clearer conditions will push in from the west leaving a dry night with patchy mist forming in some areas. There will be southwesterly winds towards dawn. 

    Minimum temperature: 5C (41F).

  4. Firefighters tackle fire at private members club in the City

    Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackled a fire at a private members club in the City earlier this afternoon. 

    Firefighters at the scene

    One person escaped unhurt from the club in Cornhill before fire crews arrived around 13:40. The fire was under control by 17:00.

    A small area in the basement of the club was damaged, London Fire Brigade said.

  5. Latest news: Tube strike called off, Plane Stupid activists to 'expect jail' and Banksy artwork covered up`

    Emma Midgley

    BBC News

  6. Travel news: Delays in Crouch End and Bexley

    BBC London Travel

    BBC Radio London Travel

    There are delays on several roads.

    The A1201 Park Road in Crouch End is closed due to queuing traffic in both directions between the Middle Lane junction and the Wolseley Road junction due to accident investigation work. 

    On the A2 one lane is blocked and there are long delays on the A2 East Rochester Way out of town in Bexley between Danson Interchange and Black Prince Interchange because of a broken down bus and an oil spillage. 

  7. BBC London's guide to not getting scammed by landlords

    BBC London has produced a short video to help people avoid being victims of fraud when when renting

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    Video caption: See how not to get scammed renting a flat

    Watch the full investigation into the scammers trying to con Londoners out of thousands of pounds on Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 tonight.  

  8. Man charged after death of van driver in collision with Bentley

    A man has been jailed for eight years after admitting causing death by dangerous driving after the driver of a broken down van was killed when he was struck by a Bentley.

    George Claudiu Albu, 31, of Porchester Road, Paddington, also pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle without a licence and while uninsured.

    The incident resulted in the death of 23-year-old Chris Jones.

  9. Driverless cars and intelligent buses: Exhibition looks to the future

    An exhibition looking at how Londoners travel across the capital will open on Wednesday. 

    New London Architecture (NLA) and Transport for London (TfL) will explore the past, present and future of London's streetscapes through a series of images and videos.

    Poster by TfL

    London's Centre for the Built Environment says the capital is forecast to see an extra one million trips every five years, with an increase in the number of people walking and cycling as well as public transport, taxis, freight and deliveries.   

    The exhibition Streets Ahead will look at short term proposals, such as intelligent transport systems monitoring live data to reduce the impact of road works on traffic flow, or buses using sensors to pinpoint congestion.

    Longer term solutions explored in the exhibition will include creating tunnels to reduce traffic congestion and free up living space, driverless cars and greater use of drones. 

    Streets Ahead: The future of London's roads will be on until 24 February. 

  10. £200m scheme to reduce bus delays in London

    Transport for London is investing £200m in 116 schemes in London aimed at speeding up bus journeys for people living in the capital. 

    More than 100 of the schemes will be in place by April .

     The new bus priority schemes include changes to road layouts and junctions, and enabling small changes to routes so that buses can avoid traffic hotspots.

    Recently journey times were cut on routes in Battersea, Erith and near Camden Road Station by allowing buses to cut across roads. 

    A bus-only slip road for route 206 buses is being created on Brentfield Road, near IKEA in Neasden, enabling buses to take a more direct route that aims to save roughly five minutes journey time.  

  11. RMT union says strike planned for February still on

    The RMT has said it may strike the week commencing 7 February, despite calling off tomorrow's planned industrial action.

    Night Tube

    The RMT said it still plans to take action as this dispute relates to station staffing, which has not been resolved in talks. 

  12. BreakingTube Strike: RMT vote not to take action tomorrow

    The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union says it will no longer carry out industrial action on the Tube network tomorrow evening.

    Three other unions had already decided not to strike for 24 hours over pay, rotas and plans for the Night Tube. 

    The BBC's transport correspondent Tom Edwards says this means the "catatonic Night Tube will be resuscitated".  

  13. Connor Wickham: Crystal Palace striker charged with violent conduct by FA

    BBC Sport

    Crystal Palace player Connor Wickham has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after clashing with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen on Saturday.

    Wickham, 22, appeared to elbow Belgian defender Vertonghen in the face during a tussle at a second-half corner.  

    Connor Wickham

    Vertonghen, whose team won 3-1, was substituted after the incident, which was missed by referee Martin Atkinson.

    Wickham has until 18:00 tomorrow to respond to the charge.

  14. Watch: The latest 'Banksy' - before it disappeared

    BBC London News

    A new artwork by the world-famous graffiti artist Banksy, which appeared opposite the French Embassy in Knightsbridge has now been boarded up.

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    Video caption: The latest artwork by Banksy appeared opposite the French Embassy

    The piece was the latest work by the elusive artist criticising Europe's handling of the refugee crisis.  

    Anjana Gadgil managed to see the mural before it was covered up by building developers.

  15. Plane Stupid defendants told to expect jail after guilty verdicts

    Thirteen people from the campaign group Plane Stupid, which is against airport expansion, have been found guilty of aggravated trespass and entering a security restricted area at Heathrow Airport.

    The defendants were found guilty of cutting a hole in a fence and chaining themselves to railings in July.

    Plane flying over house

    The judge at Willesden Magistrate's Court told the group they could expect jail sentences and the cost of the disruption had been "absolutely astronomical".

    There were gasps from the public gallery when the verdicts were read out with one person shouting "this is a farce". 

  16. Watch: Sir Ian on BFI's Shakespeare Season

    The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced that Sir Ian McKellan is to be patron of it's Shakespeare on Film Season.

    Brenda Emmanus spoke to Sir Ian about what fans of the Bard can expect.

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    Video caption: Sir Ian McKellan is to be patron of the BFI's 'Shakespeare on Film Season'

    King John black and white footage courtesy of BFI National Archive

    Richard III footage courtesy of Park Circus / R3L

  17. Prince William pays tribute to Fulham Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley

  18. Turning football-mad boys into ballet dancers

    BBC Inside Out

    Dancer Eric Underwood faces a tough challenge. He wants to turn a group of football-mad schoolboys from Hackney into ballet dancers.

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    Video caption: Ballet

    Can he convince them to swap their soccer boots for dancing pumps?  

    Watch Inside Out London on BBC One at 19:30 to find out.