Welcome to London Tonight Tonight.

This is the official website of London Tonight, on ITV1 in London and the South East every weeknight at 6pm.



Hello. So, Pancake Day. How do you like yours? Personally, a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkling of brown sugar will do nicely. That, or a drowning of golden syrup. I'm not into savoury pancakes. I'd rather have an omelette and be done with it. Are you giving anything up for Lent? A quick ask around the office sees Producer Ken going all out to give chocolate, crisps and ice cream a wide berth - good luck with that one - while Nina says she's going to give up stress? Can't imagine Nina getting stressed, to be honest? I always say I'll lay off the beer, but my birthday falls between now and Easter, as does the rest of the Six Nations, so it's tricky. Are you allowed a day off? Rather defeats the object, I suppose.

A quick look at Shrove Tuesday's programme then...

We start with more on the case of five men accused of attempting to murder a British holidaymaker in Crete who were today ordered back to Greece to face justice. They're accused of stabbing footballer Robert Hughes with a broken bottle before stamping on his head. Robert, who played for Sutton United, suffered brain damage and was left in a coma for two months after three operations to save his life. Today a judge said there was no reason why the five suspects, all from Surrey and West Sussex, should not be extradited.

We also have the sad story of a teenager from Kent who was killed by an avalanche on a mountain in Scotland yesterday. 18 year old Stephen Young, a keen scout from Borough Green near Sevenoaks, was leading a walking trip when he was hit by sliding rocks. Ronke Phillips will have more for us.

We'll have the latest on the Olympic legacy with no news on who'll take over the running of the stadium after the Games and fresh concerns that local people could lose out. One company set up to provide barges to ferry materials to and from the 2012 site say they've been left high and dry.

Also tonight, reports that the world famous Abbey Road recording studios have been put up for sale. And, we look ahead to the 30th anniversary BRIT Awards on ITV1 at 8 O'clock. It promises to be a great show with a celebratory trawl through three decades of classic performances as well as a cracking line-up of live acts. Jay-Z, Lady Ga-ga and Robbie Williams are all doing turns, but what of the London contingent? Well, where do we start? Pixie Lott, Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen, Leona Lewis, Dizzee Rascal, Mika, JLS, La Roux, Tynchy Stryder, N-Dubz, Alesha Dixon and Alexandra Burke are all up in various categories, so the capital could be boasting several awards by tomorrow morning? Lucy Cotter (who else) is will be live at Earl's Court for us later on her continuing quest to bring you the cream of the showbiz crop.

The must-see footage tonight, though, is of a weatherman in America. Talk about o.t.t.?! He screams his way through the Baltimore bulletin to a backdrop of dramatic classical music. It really is quite odd. So, will Chrissy be following suit? I doubt it somehow...thankfully!

See you at six. Matt and Nina.
Please Note:

Any views or opinions are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent
those of Independent Television News Limited unless specifically stated.
This email and any files attached are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual
or entity to which they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error, please notify postmaster@itn.co.uk

Please note that to ensure regulatory compliance and for the protection of our clients and business,
we may monitor and read messages sent to and from our systems.

Thank You.