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  1. Updates for Wednesday 10 February

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

Tonight's weather: Clear evening leading to frost

BBC Weather

This evening and tonight any lingering showers will clear. The wind will fall light and it will turn colder, with a frost expected in places by dawn.

Minimum temperature: 2C (36F).

Sex assault investigation dropped against Chelsea's Piazon

A police investigation into an alleged sexual assault by a Chelsea and Brazil forward in Canada has been stopped.

Lucas Piazon and Andrey Da Silva Ventura
Toronto Police Service
Lucas Piazon and Andrey Da Silva Ventura

An arrest warrant was issued in October for Lucas Piazon, 21, who is currently on loan to Reading, and his Brazilian team-mate, goalkeeper Andrey da Silva Ventura, 22 after it was claimed a sexual assault took place during the Pan-Am Games in July.

The allegation against Piazon has been dropped but his team-mate is still being investigated.

Five City brokers cleared over Libor scandal

Five City brokers have been cleared of helping to rig a key lending rate used between banks.

London skyline

The group were accused of helping jailed banker Tom Hayes, who worked for Swiss bank UBS, to manipulate the Libor rate that banks use to lend money to one another.  

Chelsea set to defend title in Women's Super League

BBC Sport

Chelsea is set to start their defence of the Women's Super League against newly promoted Doncaster Rovers Belles when the new season gets under way on 23 March.

Katie Chapman of Chelsea Ladies challenges Manchester City's Jill Scott
The FA
Katie Chapman of Chelsea Ladies challenges Manchester City's Jill Scott

BBC Sport examines what could be key moments for each of the nine clubs during the 2016 campaign.

Quilted memories for survivors of the Holocaust

Holocaust survivors and their families have created a handmade memory quilt to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the death camps.

Memory quilt
Jewish Museum

The quilt, which is on display at the Camden Jewish Museum commemorates a group of survivors called ‘The Boys’ – orphaned child survivors who were brought to the UK by the British Government. 

Memory quilt
Sam Pivnik

The quilt has 168 squares made by the survivors and their families.

Memoy quilt
Ben Helfgott

2016 Six Nations launched in London

France captain Guilhem Guirado (left) and England captain Dylan Hartley stand alongside the Six Nations trophy during the official launch at The Hurlingham Club in Fulham. 

France captain Guilhem Guirado (left) and England captain Dylan Hartley

Man charged with 1997 murder after US extradition

A man has been charged with a murder committed nearly 19 years ago after being extradited from America.

Abdus Samad
Met Police

Foyjur Rahman, 44, has been charged with murdering of 25-year-old Abdus Samad (pictured) in Alwyne Villas, Islington on 21 May in 1997, the Met said.  

Drugs riddle after four taken ill in Kingston

Police are investigating an incident where four men were taken ill and required treatment after possibly taking drugs and suffering a reaction.

Officers in Kingston were called to Adams Walk, Eden Street at 14:52  after concerns were raised about their welfare.

London Ambulance Service attended and four of the five men in the street required treatment and were taken to west London hospitals for assessment.

Is running to blame for young people having hip replacements?

BBC London News

On the programme at 18:30 on BBC One: Is the fate of the Met's commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, in the hands of Mayor Boris Johnson?

And we look at the sharp rise in hip replacement operations for younger people and find out if running is to blame.

Restaurant fined after 200 party guests fall ill

Croydon Guardian

A restaurant has been fined more than £8,000 for hygiene failings after more than 200 guests fell ill at a party.  

UCL protest over 'expensive' student rents

Some students at University College London are refusing to pay their rent because they say its too expensive and rates are going up too quickly.

They're demanding a 40% cut. 

Campaigners say average rent has gone up by more than half since 2009. In response the University says it is keeping costs as low as possible.  

Students protest over e'expensive' UCL rents

College mergers could 'harm students' amid gang worries

Thousands of students could be squeezed out of further education if plans for college closures and mergers go ahead, the National Union of Students has warned. 

A series of reviews will decide how the sector will be restructured, but the NUS says merged colleges will mean more travel and expense for students

There is also concern that in cities including London, some young men would be reluctant to travel to another borough or postcode for fear of gang violence.

Comments invited on University of London Bloomsbury campus plans

Fitzrovia News

Camden Council is hosting a public forum tonight to hear the public’s views on long-term proposals by the University of London for its Bloomsbury campus.  

On air: The rise in blue badge fraud cases

BBC Radio London

BBC Radio London reporter Anna O'Neill explains what's coming up on the Drive Time programme tonight on the issue of blue badge fraud

Coming up: Blue badge fraud cases rise

You can listen live to BBC Radio London and contact the team on 020 7224 2000. 

A404 closed causing severe disruption

BBC Travel

The A404 Harrow Road in Kensal Green is closed and there is queuing traffic eastbound between the B450 Kilburn Lane junction and the Sixth Avenue junction, because of an accident. 

Diversion are in place for bus routes 18, 28 and 228. 

Council’s £170,000 per year education chief is set to retire

Inside Croydon

Paul Greenhalgh, one of Croydon Council’s most senior executives, is to retire from his job in Fisher’s Folly this summer.

'Crunch' game for London ice hockey team

We take on Wightlink Raiders in a crunch National Ice Hockey league game at Streatham Arena this Saturday #Streatham

We take on Wightlink Raiders in a crunch National Ice Hockey league game at Streatham Arena this Saturday #Streatham

The Nigerian sex traffickers 'using London as a gateway to Europe'

Last year, the BBC's Sam Piranty was given access by the Catalan police, Mossos D'Esquadra, to an investigation into a Nigerian sex-trafficking gang. 


He spoke to traffickers and women rescued from sexual slavery before filming an early morning raid in November, which led to 23 arrests. 

He also discovered that the gang is now using London as a gateway into Europe.

Galloway wins permission to sue Google over YouTube video

London Mayoral candidate George Galloway has won permission to sue the internet giant Google over allegations made at a loyalist protest in Belfast. 

George Galloway

The remarks were recorded at a picket outside a talk in 2014 before being uploaded to YouTube, which is owned by Google. 

The action is believed to be the first of its kind anywhere in Europe over comments broadcast on YouTube.