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

Live Reporting

By Pippa Stephens and Chirag Trivedi

All times stated are UK

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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 from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. Join us then.

  2. Coming up on air: The online pranksters who 'could be shot', according to police

    BBC London News

    Coming up on air at 18:30, BBC London's Gareth Furby will have more on the story about the co-founder of the group Trollstation - professional pranksters - who is facing jail after admitting a bomb hoax. 

    Meanwhile, the head of the organisation which represents police officers, the Metropolitan Police Federation, says in this current climate their antics could result in someone getting killed. 

  3. Travel latest: Severe traffic on the M25 and delays on the Gatwick Express

    BBC Travel

    On the roads, there is severe traffic on the M25 Essex clockwise between J27 M11 and J28 A1023 due to an accident earlier on. 

    And there is congestion on the A40 Western Avenue westbound in Acton from the northern roundabout to Savoy Circus. 

    On the trains, there are delays of up to 25 minutes on the Gatwick Express between Victoria and Gatwick Airport due to a passenger falling ill at Clapham Junction. 

  4. Watch: should you get a criminal record for parking?

    Video content

    Video caption: Criminal records over Havering school parking incidents
  5. Man jailed for murder of lifelong family friend

    A mechanic who admitted raping and strangling a family friend who he was living with has been jailed for life.

    Peter Kibisu

    Peter Kibisu was lodging with trainee lawyer Elizabeth Nnyanzi and her family at their Harrow home when he attacked the 31-year-old in her bedroom.

    The court heard Kibisu, 24, had tried to cover his tracks after the murder in August 2015 but was caught when police found his DNA on the victim.

  6. Ninety things to do in London this February - orchid festivals, erotic baking and 100 years of Vogue

    Time Out London

    Kick February off with Groundhog Day celebrations tomorrow, Pancake Day races through the city next week and soppy soirées mid-month for Valentine's Day.

    Kew's orchid festival, erotic baking in Shoreditch and a century of Vogue at the National Portrait Gallery also feature. 

  7. An alternative view to Chelsea's Alexandre Pato move on transfer deadline day

    Alex Stewart

    Football Manager computer game expert

    "Pato has the all-round attributes to be a good player, with plus 15 stats for technique, flair, and first touch, but poor marks for bravery and determination make him a risky signing for a Premier League side. 


    "Though valued at just over £10million, his career has been on the slide since his Sao Paulo days and he’s little more than a stop-gap."  

    We asked Football Manager expert Alex Stewart to offer an alternative perspective on the transfer market.

  8. The women behind Shoreditch's female-friendly gym

    Pip Black and her business partner Joan Murphy are the women behind Frame, a new type of female-friendly gym.

    Joan Murphy (left) and Pip Black

    They started it after lamenting what they both saw as a lack of fun fitness options available in the capital. 

    They gym has a pay-as-you-go model, giving their customers the flexibility to drop in on classes, such dance sessions as "Frame Rave", "Music Video" and "80s Aerobics",  and now has branches in Queen's Park and King's Cross.

  9. Prosthetic leg and life-sized Spiderman doll left on London's transport system

    A prosthetic leg, a life-sized Spiderman doll and enough musical instruments to "form a band"  - including a drum kit - were left on London's trains and buses last year. 

    More than 300,000 items left on the transport network included a full-size house carpet, a judge's wig and an envelope containing £15,000 in cash.

    Lost property in London

    An urn of ashes was returned to its rightful owner after being kept in lost property for seven years. 

    Twenty-two per cent of the belongings were returned last year, said Transport for London. 

  10. Watch: Internet pranksters 'risk being shot', Met says

    The Metropolitan Police Federation warns a group of pranksters they risk being shot by armed police if they persist with controversial stunts.

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    Video caption: Trollstation have been accused of wasting police time and putting themselves at risk
  11. Yorkshire terrier stolen from boy outside a Croydon supermarket

    Met Police

    A Yorkshire terrier has been stolen from a 10-year-old boy outside a supermarket in Croydon, say police. 

    Wanted man

    The dog was stolen on 4 December at around 15:00 in Parkway, New Addington. 

    Police say the suspect is a white male of slim build, aged between 18 and 22 with brown hair. He was wearing dark clothes with white trainers.

  12. Criminal records over Havering school parking incidents

    Parents who flout parking regulations outside six east London primary schools could get a criminal record. 

    Wykeham Primary School

    Motorists will be issued with £100 fines and three warnings before a criminal prosecution is sought.

    Havering Council, which will implement the scheme, says the current parking situation meant children faced an "imminent threat to life".

  13. London actor in film about US reporter who shot herself on air

    London-born Rebecca Hall is being tipped for success in her role in the film Christine about the American TV journalist Christine Chubbuck, who shot herself live on air in 1974 and died the next day.

    Christine Chubbuck

    Ms Hall, who starred in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, says when she first saw the script she "threw it across the coffee table" as she was "angered and upset" - and that is why she wanted to do the film.   

    She says the film contained "some of the most difficult work I've ever had to do".  

  14. Why has Chelsea captain John Terry decided to leave?

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    John Terry's Chelsea career will end at the conclusion of this season. 

    This is clearly a surprise to the captain, as he admitted it was "not going to be a fairytale ending". 

    John Terry

    He has made it clear he wanted to stay on but this move has come from the top of club.

    Chelsea may simply be working on the basis of brutal realism. Terry was 35 in December and has heavy mileage on a clock that has been running since 28 October 1998.

  15. Teenage boy arrested after Hayes tennis courts stabbing

    Met Police

    A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after Harjit Singh Dulai was stabbed to death by the Rosedale Park tennis courts in Hayes, west London, the Met Police says. 

    Harjit Dulai

    The 44-year-old was attacked on 27 January.

    Police say five other men have been arrested on suspicion of murder as part of the investigation.