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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 22 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Sitala Peek and Chirag Trivedi

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Sitala Peek

    BBC News, London

    Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. Stay safe and join us then. 

    You can follow the latest on the Brussels attacks here.

  2. London's evening weather: Dry with light winds

    BBC Weather

    Staying dry during the evening and overnight, with light winds. 

    Temperatures will dip, given largely clear skies in many areas, to perhaps give a slight frost in places, although areas of mist and fog may also develop later, especially along prone stretches of the River Thames.

    Minimum temperature: 5C (41F).

  3. Mauricio Pochettino: Is he really the best manager in Premier League?

    Sir Alex Ferguson said he was the Premier League's best manager at Christmas.

    But can he win the title for Spurs?

    Mauricio Pochettino
  4. Property prices rise 11% in London and SE of England

    Property prices rose by about 11% last year in London and the south-east of England

    Properties are displayed in the window of an estate agent on April 8, 2008 in London, England

    Across the UK as a whole, the average home was worth almost 8% more.  

  5. Chelsea Embankment partially blocked after vehicle fire

    BBC Travel

    A3212 Chelsea Embankment is partially blocked and there is slow queuing traffic in both directions between the Royal Hospital Road junction and the A3031 Albert Bridge junction because of an earlier vehicle fire.

    Police are directing traffic.

    For the latest travel updates visit the BBC London travel page or follow @BBCTravelAlert 

  6. Crowds hoping to catch Eurostar's only two trains to Brussels tonight

    Passengers are making a bee-line for the Brussels Eurostar train.

    Only two trains are expected to leave today from London to Brussels and only "for those whose travel is a necessity".

    View more on twitter
  7. Brussels-bound passengers turned back mid-air

    Up to 60 people are stuck in transit at Heathrow after being turned back mid-air when trying to fly to Brussels when news of the attacks reached them.

    The group, containing many young children, were flying with Brussels Airlines on an Easter break to Sierra Leone via Belgium when they were forced to land in Austria. They have now been flown back to Heathrow.

    The London Sierra Leonians have told BBC Radio London they have been left without food and water after having started their journey at 02:00.

  8. Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to Brussels

    No.10 says the Foreign Office is changing its travel advice to warn people against all but essential travel to Brussels in light of today's attacks.

    It says the Belgian threat level is Level 4 – a serious and imminent threat. It advises British nationals to remain alert and vigilant, stay away from crowded places and avoid public transport at this time in Brussels.

    Destruction in Brussels Airport

    The prime minister's official spokesman said Whitehall officials were meeting later this afternoon to consider further response to the Brussels attacks.

  9. British national hurt in Brussels attack - PM spokeswoman confirms

    A spokeswoman for Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that one British national is known to have been injured in the bomb attack on Brussels airport. 

    The identity of that person has not been released.

    Follow live coverage on Brussels here.

  10. First Boaty McBoatface, now Trainy McTrainface

    South West Trains staff have jumped aboard the "Boaty McBoatface" bandwagon with their own version of the name. 

    The train was spotted at London Waterloo and by Matthew Fifield on the 8:39 service from Haslemere.

    Amused commuters reported the name was flashing on travel information screens.

    One tweeted: “Bravo the member of South West staff at Waterloo.”

    However, some fumed that the train should really be called "Latey McLateface" and pointed out that staff would be better off ensuring the train service ran on time.

  11. 'Don't consign London taxis to history' MPs warned

    Ilford North MP Wes Streeting said the black taxi trade was facing an "existential" crisis. He is proposing a bill that he says will level the playing field for London cabbies whose prices are regulated and set by Transport for London.

    Black cab

    "Lower fares are great, but some operators are frankly trying to drive their competition off the road through new apps by offering lower fares made possible by offshore tax arrangements," he said.

    He said at the moment black cab drivers in London had their hands tied behind their backs by the higher standards they were required to meet in terms of insurance and knowledge. The bill he is proposing relates to training, insurance and tax for all taxis and private hire vehicles.

  12. London Underground apologises over Central Line problems

    London Underground's Peter McNaught talking about the problems on the Central Line today said: "I apologise for the disruption that Central line customers have experienced.  

    "Our engineers are working hard to fix a damaged piece of power supply equipment that is preventing us from running a full service on the line.  

    "Customers are advised to avoid using the Central line and use alternative Tube, rail and bus services where they are able to do so."

  13. Central line delays continue

    BBC Travel

    The Central Line still has delays due to a power supply fault this morning. 

    The Central Line at 8:30 in Bethnal Green

     Disruption is expected for the rest of the day and customers are advised to avoid the line wherever possible at peak times to avoid overcrowding.  

  14. Belgium attacks: 'Suddenly everyone was running'

    Owen Li, a financial services worker from London, told the BBC he was in the affected check-in area 30 minutes before the explosions.

    "I was eating my breakfast and then suddenly everyone was running towards us. People didn't know what to do. They thought it was just an exercise. Some still stayed at the restaurant but slowly people realised it was real."

    Attack map

    You can follow live updates on Brussels here.

  15. Grade II* listing for Sex Pistols' former home

    Legal protection has been given to the building where the Sex Pistols spent their formative years. 

    John Lydon

    The band's manager, Malcolm McClaren, leased the house on Denmark Street in Soho in the mid-seventies. 

    The outbuilding still features graffiti made by former lead singer of the band John Lydon.

  16. Brussels attacks: Possibility of 'one UK casualty', London mayor says

    The mayor of London Boris Johnson said "there may be one UK casualty" in the Brussels explosions.

    He attended a Cobra emergency meeting in Westminster.

    Boris Johnson

    He told reporters: "The most important thing to get across is we know of no reason to think that there is any read across from what's happened in Brussels to events here in this city. 

    "We have no intelligence to suggest there is any immediate threat, but as a precaution and for the purposes of reassurance, there has been a stepping up of the presence of police at major airports." 

  17. Armed police on patrol in London Heathrow

    BBC Radio London