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  1. Updates on Monday 25 April

Live Reporting

By Pippa Stephens and Chirag Trivedi

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from us on BBC London Live today, we will be back from 08:00 tomorrow with all of the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

    Have a good evening! 

  2. On air: Security to increase after water stolen from yesterday's London marathon

    BBC London News

    Coming up on BBC one at 18:30, we will have more on the story that security at the London Marathon in future will be boosted over water stolen during yesterday's race. 

    Footage released on social media shows people filling large bags with crates of water from a Deptford water station, as competitors run past.

    Event director Hugh Brasher has said organisers "deplore the scenes".

  3. Tonight's weather: Isolated wintry showers

    BBC Weather

    A band of showers, locally heavy and perhaps wintry over high ground, will clear away southwestwards this evening. 

    Isolated wintry showers will follow overnight, but given some clearer spells a slight frost will develop, especially in rural areas such as around the Lea Valley. 

    Minimum Temperature: 3C (37F). 

  4. Severe delays on entire District Line and no service on Circle Line anticlockwise

    BBC Travel

    There are severe delays on the entire District Line due to an earlier signal failure at Gloucester Road. Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.

    And there is no service on Circle Line anticlockwise and minor delays on Circle Line clockwise due to the same signal failure. Tickets are being accepted on C2C and South West Trains services.

    On the roads, one lane is closed and there is queuing traffic on the A13 Ripple Road into town in Barking at Lodge Avenue due to a spillage on the road. 

  5. Police thought drowned teenager may have 'fought them off'

    A teenager who jumped into a canal while fleeing from police did not look in difficulty and had refused help before he drowned, officers have told an inquest. 

    Officer Tom Griffiths said he saw 17-year-old Jack Susianta go underwater and believed it had been a "deliberate act" in an attempt to evade him and his fellow officers.

    Jack Susianta

    It was a "sad, unfortunate truth" police were unable to save him, he added. His colleague Richard Hughes said he believed the teenager might have "fought us off in the water".

    They were giving evidence at the inquest into the death of the boy, who lived in Hackney, in a canal at Walthamstow Marshes in July 2015.

    Witnesses have claimed police refused to enter the water to save him but the Met Police deny this, saying one officer risked his life and entered the water.

    The inquest continues.

  6. BHS, founded in Brixton, is to file for administration

    High Street retailer BHS is to file for administration today, threatening almost 11,000 jobs.

    British Home Stores was founded in Brixton in 1928. Nothing in the store costed more than a shilling (5p) - double that of rival Woolworth's maximum price of sixpence. 


    The administration comes after sources close to the company's owners admitted that "things don't look good".

    Talks with Sports Direct to sell some of BHS's 164 stores collapsed over the weekend, and it is understood any buyer would do so only if it did not have to take on the £571m pension deficit.

  7. BreakingPlanned strikes on Piccadilly Line tomorrow and Thursday have been suspended

    Planned strikes by drivers on the Piccadilly line tomorrow and Thursday have been suspended, the RMT union has announced. 

  8. Mayoral campaign: Zac Goldsmith says commuters are treated 'worse than cattle'

    Esther Webber

    BBC News, London

    Crowded Tube

    Today Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith is focusing on transport, warning: "We need to urgently stand up for London's commuters by investing in services to reduce delays and overcrowding."

    He drew attention to an admission by TfL that conditions on trains and Tube services mean that four people often share one square metre of space. 

    He said his Labour opponent would be the "political representative of the trade union bosses" whereas he would be "the champion for commuters". 

    Find out more about who's standing in the London elections.

  9. Mayoral campaign: Doreen Lawrence urges support for Sadiq Khan

    Esther Webber

    BBC News, London

    We're entering the last full week of campaigning in the London mayoral race, when the candidates will be straining every sinew to edge ahead on 5 May. 

    This morning Labour hopeful Sadiq Khan was backed by party colleague Baroness Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, who urged voters to choose "unity over division".

    Doreen Lawrence

    Mr Khan gave a speech at London Met University on increasing opportunities, where he was a student, saying: “I want every Londoner to have access to the opportunities that I had."

    Find out more about who's standing in the London elections.

  10. Presenter sets women's British record at London Marathon

    Welsh television presenter and runner Angharad Mair has set a new British record during the London Marathon in the over 55 women's category.

    Ms Mair completed the 26.2-mile course in two hours, 57 minutes and 46 seconds.

    Angharad Mair

    It is the third time the Carmarthen-born S4C presenter has run the course.  

  11. The Londoner undoing her 18 tattoos in underground Soho

    Tass Cambitzi has been tattooed 18 times, but is now undergoing painful laser removal. She has struggled to find value and self-worth all her life, but believes this will be easier without tattoos. 


    Tass - short for Anastasia - grew up in London. Her first brush with the tattoo needle was in Kensington Market when she was 14, a small flower-like design picked off the tattooist's wall and put on to her hip.

    But since October 2014, Tass has been doggedly undergoing these removal sessions in a tiny underground studio in London's Soho.  

  12. Ben Butler, accused of murdering his daughter was 'hostile ' towards police officers, Old Bailey hears

    A father insisted he was the victim of a "miscarriage of justice" when police tried to talk to him about how his six-year-old daughter had died from a devastating head injury, the Old Bailey heard. 

    Ben and Ellie Butler

    Ben Butler, 36, allegedly became "hostile" and "aggressive" towards officers and swore at one after after Ellie Butler was pronounced dead in hospital on the afternoon of October 28 2013. 

    The house husband "stared accusingly" at an officer after he went about collecting the little girl's pink pyjamas for evidence and examined her body for other injuries, the court heard.

    He denies murder. 

  13. Prince Harry lays a wreath at the Wellington Arch for Anzac Day

    Prince Harry has laid a wreath during a dawn service at the Wellington Arch to mark the start of Anzac Day commemorations. 

    Prince Harry

    The day has been marked in London since the first anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1916, when King George the Fifth attended a service at Westminster Abbey. 

    Since then, the services have become an important moment for thousands of expat Australians and New Zealanders.

  14. This afternoon's weather: Scattered showers, becoming wintry tonight

    BBC Weather

    Skies should brighten a little this afternoon although there will still be some showers around and later cloud is likely to thicken again from the north introducing some light rain and hill sleet during the early evening. It will feel chilly in the wind.

    Maximum Temperature: 12C (53F). 

  15. On air: Former Queens Park Rangers captain looks back at when they nearly won the League

    BBC London News

    Coming up on the news this lunchtime: Forty years ago Queens Park Rangers came close to creating one of the biggest shocks in football history. At the end of their league campaign they were top of the table - but they didn't end up winning the title. 

    BBC London's Chris Slegg met up with former Rangers captain Gerry Francis to look back at the team christened the 10 day Champions.

  16. Ricky Gervais says David Bowie his kept illness from 'everyone'

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Ricky Gervais has revealed he was exchanging emails with David Bowie two weeks before his death but that Bowie kept the state of his health a secret.

    Gervais, from Brixton, told Radio 5 live he contacted the musician to say he loved his new album Blackstar and Bowie replied.

    Ricky Gervais David Bowie

    "[His death] was a total surprise. I was emailing him two weeks before, so he must have known. He kept it from everyone," said Gervais.

    The rock star died aged 69. 

  17. Southern Rail strike will have 'significant impact on service'

    Rail passengers on some of the busiest routes in the country have been warned a strike by conductors will have a "significant" impact on services. 

    Southern Rail train

    Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Southern Rail will walk out for 24 hours from 11:00 tomorrow in a dispute over the role of conductors and driver-only trains.

    Southern said no services will run on many routes and only a limited number on others.