Most of us will remember some of the striking and horrific photographs that were published after the July 7th bombings in London in 2005. One of those who was pictured with a bloodied sooty face, being helped by emergency workers, was Professor John Tulloch who was just three feet from Mohammed Sidique Khan when he detonated his bomb on the Circle line tube at Edgware Road. Professor Tulloch's dignity and composure in the face of terror was applauded around the world. The Prince of Wales visited him in hospital and proclaimed him an example of the “resilience of the British people”.
So it is quite a surprise to hear that this man, who has British parents, a British wife and was raised and educated here from the age of 3, is now facing expulsion from this country. The reason? He was born in India when the country was part of the British Empire, making him a "British subject without citizenship." The bottom line is, his British passport has now been confiscated and he may have to leave. We'll be hearing from Professor Tulloch on the programme this evening.
Britains rowers have secured their first gold medal at the Paralympics today, thanks to the coxed mixed four. The team included Naomi Riches from Harrow in what was a tight race on the lake at Eton Dorney.
Our Olympians are continuing to thrive too - athlete Mo Farah was at a charity event in Mayfair last night in aid of the foundation he has set up to raise money for people facing starvation and disease in East Africa. His friend and sporting superstar Usain Bolt was there too, and sold off a pair of his running shoes for £36,000... our London Tonight team (who were joining in the fun) say he was a pretty impressive auctioneer.
Some impressive scenes today too at Piccadilly Circus which became... a circus. The area around the statue of Eros was packed with performers entertaining the crowds as part of the London 2012 Festival - our cameras were there to capture the atmosphere.
Hope you can join us just before 6:30pm for all of the above and more.