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Mayor Boris Johnson is has announced he's standing down from his role as head of the Metropolitan Police Authority despite pledging in his election campaign that he would personally take charge of the fight against crime in the capital. It represents quite a turnaround but one that some will welcome. He's been heavily criticised for overly politicising the police authority by combining his role as Mayor with that of head of the MPA. But you have to question whether standing down now suggests the doubters were right all along? No comment from Boris, but we do have an interview with former mayor Ken Livingstone over which Simon Harris will cast a politically impartial eye.

Some really bad news for drivers looking to cross Waterloo Bridge any time soon because three lanes will be shut for the rest of the year. Workers are carrying out structural work to the bridge that was built during the Second World War and survived the bombings. Lewis Vaughan Jones (or Ronaldo as we've been calling him since last nights 'keepy-uppy's), had the job of canvassing motorists....can't imagine what they said about it?! Your thoughts welcome later.

And following the desperately sad news that little Imogin Appiah has lost her battle with leukaemia, Glen Goodman's been speaking to her mum about how the fight to recruit more potential bone marrow donors will continue in her memory.

In sport, we'll have more on the problems at Crystal Palace following yesterday's news that the administrators have been called and in showbiz, we're joined by the woman once voted among the top ten 'hottest' on the planet. It's an image lads-mag legend Abi Titmuss is working hard to shed and she's in promoting her new play, 'Stage Fright'. It'll be interesting to hear how her new career as an actor is going - she got good reviews for playing Lady Macbeth recently and now she's turning her hand to comedy.

'And Finally'...Ben Scotchbrook is on Oxford Street with a load of anamatronic dinosaurs...which hopefully haven't been anywhere near Waterloo Bridge, or we could have a new lead story!

See you at six.

Matt and Lucy
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