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  1. Live updates on 10 March have now finished. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00.

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

    You can follow more coverage of today's news on BBC News Online, and on BBC Radio London's Drivetime show with Eddie Nestor and on BBC London's evening news at 18:30 on BBC One.

  2. Weather: Rain dying out with light winds

    Any patchy light rain in the west will soon die out this evening, leaving it otherwise dry with some good cloud breaks at times overnight. 

    Light winds will allow some frost and a few mist or fog patches to develop by morning.

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    Get the full forecast for the next few days with BBC Weather online.  

  3. Coming up at 18:30: Crossrail 2 gets the green light from government advisors

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    Crossrail isn't even open yet but today the government was advised Crossrail 2, linking north and south London, should get the go ahead, and fast. 

    The man chairing the National Infrastructure Commission says London's congestion will be unbearable if we don't have it by the 2030s.

    Join our political correspondent Karl Mercer on BBC One from 18:30 for how this could play out.

  4. Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud

    Three thousand years ago, a genie graced the walls of an Assyrian palace. 

    Then, probably about 20 years ago, it disappeared, only to re-emerge in London. 

    Since 2002 it's been languishing in police vaults at Scotland Yard, because of difficulties determining the legal owner.  Find out more.

    Stone genie artwork
  5. Crimewatch: Violent assaults on lone women in London

    Tonight’s edition of Crimewatch features a £20,000 reward for information about three violent assaults on lone women in south-east London.

    The programme will show CCTV footage of a “brutal” attack in Hanover Park, Peckham, on 13 December, in which the victim was left unconscious.

    Similar incidents took place on other women on 4 December in nearby Commercial Way and on 1 January in Creekside, Deptford. 

    Crimewatch starts at 9pm on BBC One.

  6. Night Tube: Sex offences 'will rise' says report

    The Night Tube will lead to a rise in sexual offences and rowdy behaviour on the Underground, according to an internal risk assessment by Transport for London.

    More than 100 British Transport Police (BTP) officers will patrol the 144 Underground stations open all night to try to "set behavioural standards".

    Tube sign at night

    The Met says overall crime levels will be unaffected. But fewer than half of Londoners say they will feel safe on the Night Tube.

  7. Latest headlines: MP sorry for nuisance calls, cow urine sold alongside food and standing only rule on Tube

    Sitala Peek

    BBC News, London

    Here are some of the day's stories in the BBC London newsroom:

  8. MP David Lammy apologises over nuisance calls

    Labour MP David Lammy has apologised after being fined £5,000 for instigating nuisance calls urging people to back his London mayoral bid.

    The 35,629 calls played a recorded message urging support for his failed campaign to be Labour's candidate.

    Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said the same rules apply to canvassing for votes as apply "to offering a discount on double glazing".

  9. Tanni Grey-Thompson resigns 'tokenistic' athletics board role

    Baroness Grey-Thompson, an 11-time Paralympic champion, has resigned from the London 2017 Athletics World Championships board saying her role had become "a bit too tokenistic".

    Tanni Grey-Thompson

    "I got to the point where I was going round in circles," she said. 

    A statement from London 2017 made no mention of Grey-Thompson's concerns, claiming she was resigning for other reasons and to "dedicate her full attention to her work in the House of Lords".  

  10. Police refers itself to watchdog after Hillingdon man's death

    The Met is referring itself to the police watchdog after a 63-year-old man who went to Uxbridge police station to reclaim his property died.

    Police said he initially attended the station late on Friday 4 March. While there he started feeling unwell so they called London Ambulance Service who assessed him but did not take him to hospital. 

    He was ejected from the station at about 01:00 on Saturday 5 March and was found unconscious shortly after 05:30 then pronounced dead in hospital at about 06:45, police said.

    Ch Supt Nick Downing said: "It is only right and proper that a full independent investigation is carried out into how we dealt with this man." 

  11. Are you for or against the standing only rule on escalators?

    Holborn Station is introducing a standing only rule on the escalators to see if it helps reduce passenger congestion.   

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    Video caption: What do Tube users make of the standing rule on the escalator?

    It means you won't be able to walk down or up to go faster on certain escalators.

    The six-month trial starts next month.

  12. Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood shares her top tips with school reporters

    Have you ever wanted to be a broadcaster?

    Carol Kirkwood

    Carol has been working at the BBC for 20 years and passed on her top tips for BBC School Report News Day.

  13. Do you know if you're registered to vote?

    It may be a couple of months until May, but if you want to vote in the forthcoming elections you need to register by Monday 18 April to take part, the electoral commission says.

    To register to vote you can visit the following website:

    And, if you’re unsure as to whether you’re registered or not, or want to find out more about voting and taking part in the elections, then you can visit the voter information website.

  14. Megacity London will 'grind to halt' without Crossrail 2

    Crossrail 2 has been given the go-ahead by George Osborne's National Infrastructure Commission.

    The north-east to south-west railway, which would tunnel beneath central London, could be running by 2033.

    The New Southgate branch could be delayed and Chelsea station axed

    It would link Hertfordshire and Surrey, passing through Tottenham Hale, Euston-St Pancras, Tottenham Court Road, Victoria and Clapham Junction.

  15. Asda replies to sexually suggestive mannequin display in Greenhithe

    News Shopper

    In response to a prank played by someone at Asda's store in Greenhithe yesterday the company has issued this statement: "[We] expect our mannequins to behave impeccably."

    The two mannequins in questions were placed in sexually suggestive positions in a state of partial undress. 

  16. London high tide warnings issued for Thames

    The Environment Agency is warning of high tides on the Thames this afternoon and early tomorrow morning.

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    It has issued two amber be prepared flood alerts; one from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir and another at the River Crane Thames tributary near Richmond.

  17. Make it easier for London passengers to report crime, report says

    Passengers should be able to report crimes and anti-social behaviour more easily on public transport in London, according to a report. 

    The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee said the new mayor, being elected in May, should learn from policing arrangements for the planned Night Tube.   

    Fear of crime on public transport is as much of a problem as crime itself, especially among women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and the elderly, the report says. 

    The committee called for a new strategy to enable passengers to report incidents more easily, such as by text. 

  18. Daisy Ridley 'will not apologise' for her body size after Instagram criticism

    BBC Newsbeat

    Londoner Daisy Ridley says she "will not apologise" for her body shape.

    She responded to an Instagram post of her character Rey, which criticised how thin she looked in Star Wars.

    Daisy Ridley

    "I can't believe the unrealistic expectations I'm setting for young girls," a speech bubble read. "Don't they know real women have curves?"

    She replied: "'Real women' are all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave. I am a 'real woman' like every other woman in this world."

  19. Cow urine sold alongside food in London shops

    BBC Radio's Asian Network

    Cow urine is being sold alongside food in convenience stores in London, the BBC's Asian Network has found.

    The liquid is used by worshippers in some Hindu ceremonies - although it is illegal to sell for human consumption in England.

    Bottled cow urine

    Known as gau mutra, it was found in several shops which also sold food.

    The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health said it strongly advised against selling cow urine where food was present.

  20. Former Met undercover officer 'sorry' over relationship deceit

    A woman duped into a relationship with an undercover policeman has told how she tracked him down to Australia more than 20 years after he disappeared.

    Helen Steel had a two-year relationship with John Dines in the 1990s before later learning he had been an undercover officer in the Met police.

    Helen Steel was with undercover police officer John Dines for two years

    She told the BBC that when she confronted him in Sydney he said he recognised "what he did was wrong".

    Mr Dines told the Guardian he gave her a "personal and unreserved apology".