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  1. Goodbye

    BBC London News

    Updates for London have ended for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Tonight's weather: Mainly dry and cloudy

    BBC Weather

    Most areas will remain dry through tonight; just the chance of a very light shower.

    Plenty of cloud is expected in general but with a few localised clear breaks as well.

    Minimum temperature: 5 to 8°C (41 to 46°F).

  3. CCTV where teen was murdered 'has faulty wiring'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Jay Hughes

    The CCTV camera facing the Bellingham street were a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death earlier this month has faulty wiring causing it to “trip out”, it has emerged.

    Jay Hughes (pictured), who has been described as “sweet and caring,” died from a stab wound to the heart after he was attacked outside Morley’s chicken shop in Randlesdown Road on 1 November.

    But the CCTV facing Randlesdown Road “trips out occasionally and sometimes at difficult times”, cabinet member for safer communities Cllr Joani Reid explained at a Lewisham Council mayor and cabinet meeting.

    Lewisham Council did not clarify whether the CCTV was fully functional at the time of the murder, but footage shared online claims to depict the moment the 15-year-old was stabbed.

    This comes as the council’s plans to save £161k through dropping CCTV footage viewing from 24 hours to 12 hours a day was progressed.

    Bellingham ward councillor Alan Hall implored cabinet members to re-think the proposal, and said he had been told the CCTV does not work in Randlesdown Road.

    A 21-year-old woman was arrested yesterday in connection with Jay Hughes' death and has been bailed pending further inquiries until mid-December.

  4. Night riders: The secret behind this BMX club's success

    BMX bike

    The number 343 bus turns on to Albany Road and from the top deck the track comes into view.

    Set against the darkness of its Burgess Park home, it’s like stumbling on a glowing circus tent pitched on the edge of a town.

    “We wanted to be here so people could see us from the road, we want to be seen,” says Michael Pusey, aka CK Flash, a community leader and former DJ.

    “There are problems on that side of the park and the other side but not here. They know us. They know what we are about.”

    BMX riders

    Nearly every night of the week kids and teens on bikes can be seen cutting through the side streets of this part of South London. They are heading to Peckham BMX.

    Find out more here.

  5. Glenn Hoddle at home following cardiac arrest

    BBC Sport

    Glen Hoddle

    Former Spurs player and manager Glenn Hoddle is at home recuperating following his cardiac arrest in October.

    Hoddle collapsed at the BT Sport studios on 27 October, his 61st birthday, and later underwent surgery.

    A spokesman said Hoddle had "responded well to treatment" and had left St Bartholomew's Hospital in London in order to continue his recovery.

    "Doctors have outlined that rest is paramount for Glenn now," the spokesman continued.

  6. 100 years of women in the Met Police

    It's a hundred years to the day since women were allowed into the Metropolitan Police.

    A century on 27 per cent are female officers. Now, the head of the Met, Cressida Dick says more are needed to reflect the city we live in, particularly women from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who are under-represented.

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    Video caption: It's a hundred years since the first woman joined the Metropolitan Police.
  7. Tories hold Bush Hill Park in by-election

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A big swing to the Conservatives saw the party hold on to its seat in an Enfield Council by-election with an increased majority.

    Tory candidate James Hockney boosted his party’s share of the vote in Bush Hill Park by almost a fifth to take the seat, which was left empty when fellow Conservative Jon Daniels stood down in September.

    Cllr Hockney won more 50% of the 2,937 ballots cast. Labour candidate Bevin Betton came second with just under a third of the vote – a drop of more than five per cent on the party’s previous standing.

    The Liberal Democrats took 11%, with the Green Party on 4%, the Women’s Equality Party 3% and independent candidate Erol Ovayolu on 2%.

  8. Last chance to buy tickets to London NYE fireworks display

    Fireworks in London

    The final batch of tickets for the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks will go on sale at midday on 30 November.

    Ticket holders will be able to enjoy a pyrotechnic and lighting display choreographed to music, with more than 12,000 fireworks, 2,000 lighting cues and 30 tonnes of equipment on three barges on the River Thames.

    The celebration will be started by the strikes of Big Ben, which has remained silent during the year while undergoing renovation works.

    The majority of tickets, which cost £10 each, went on sale in September.

    The maximum capacity of the event will be 103,000.

    London mayor Sadiq Khan said this year's display would be "paying tribute to our close relationship with Europe as we welcome in the new year with a message of support to the more than one million EU citizens who have made London their home".

    Travel will be free of charge to everyone using Transport for London services between 23:45 BST on New Year’s Eve and 04:30 on New Year’s Day.

    For more information, visit

  9. Extinction Rebellion protesters halt traffic at Oxford Circus

    Video content

    Video caption: Extinction rebellion protesters halt traffic at Oxford Circus

    Activists have blocked the traffic on Oxford Circus in the latest of a series of protests by campaign group Extinction Rebellion.

    Protesters, who are demanding the government take greater action on climate change, were stopping traffic and asking drivers to turn off their engines.

    The "road-blocking protests" have been taking place in different parts of the capital this week.

    On Saturday, 82 people were arrested after demonstrators blocked five major London bridges.

  10. Police renew appeal on first anniversary of death

    Piotr Woroneicki

    Police have renewed their appeal to find the killer of a Polish man who was found dead in Clapham a year ago.

    Piotr Woroneicki, 32, was discovered on Parma Crescent on 23 November 2017 at 05:20.

    He was last seen alive at New Covent Garden Market shortly before midnight.

    A special post-mortem examination held in July gave the cause of death as compression to the neck, consistent with the victim being held in a headlock for a long period.

    Det Ch Insp Mark Cranwell said drugs and almost £100,000 in cash was found in Mr Woroneicki's flat, "which leads us to believe he may have been involved in some form of criminality and that his death may be linked to an organised crime syndicate."

    However, he added that "this has not yet been proven".

    A reward of up to £10,000 is being offered by the independent charity Crimestoppers for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

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    Video caption: Jackson is terminally ill but in his dreams he's a superhero who can do anything.
  12. Today's photo of London

    BBC London News


    We used this wonderful photo by Jason Hawkes of the River Thames as our banner, but we want a new picture every day to show off the capital.

    Have you taken a photo of your part of London which you think would be suitable? If so, email it in high resolution (2048 x 1152 or 1680 x 945) to


  13. Erith industrial park fire under control

    Erith fire

    The fire at a car breakers and tyre workshop yard in Erith in under control, the London Fire Brigade has said.

    A number of containers housing car parts and two cars were alight in Darent Industrial Park and 100 firefighters were deployed to tackle the blaze soon after 11:00.

    Station Manager Lee Sparks said fire crews would remain in the area "throughout the afternoon" to dampen down.

    "The area is gridlocked with traffic so we would ask motorists to try and avoid the area wherever possible, particularly Manor Way and the surrounding roads," he said.

  14. Afternoon weather: Brighter but misty

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon, it may be a touch brighter but still with lots of cloud and local mist.

    Mostly dry and chilly in a gentle easterly wind.

    Maximum temperature: 6 to 9°C (43 to 48°F)