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  1. Updates on Thursday 3 March 2016
  2. Our live coverage starts again from 08:00 on Friday 4 March 2016

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather. Join us then.  

    You can follow more coverage today of the City of London wading into the EU referendum campaign debate on BBC Radio London's Drivetime show with Eddie Nestor and on BBC London's evening news at 18:30 on BBC One.

  2. Evening weather: Wind and rain

    BBC Weather

    The winds will strengthen overnight as a rain band approaches from the west. 

    There'll be lengthy periods of rain after midnight, heavy at times perhaps with some sleet in places

    It'll turn drier and clearer from the south-west later with the risk of frost and ice forming in places. 

    Minimum Temperature: 2 Deg C (36 Deg F)

  3. BreakingCity of London Corporation votes to back Remain campaign in EU referendum

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC Radio London Political Reporter

    The City of London Corporation opted for the unusual step of taking a political stance in the run up to the EU referendum.

    The corporation, of 125 elected members who represent the Square Mile, has voted to support the campaign to remain in the EU.

    It said: “Taking into account the views of City stakeholders and businesses, the City of London Corporation supports the United Kingdom remaining a member of the European Union.”

    It is a move that is sure to spark controversy, as many of those campaigning for Britain to leave the EU had urged the City of London to remain impartial.

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who is campaigning for Britain to leave the EU, has said that London would be better off out.

  4. Have you lost Paddington bear?

    Paddington bear mug shot

    Two soft toys found on trains have finally been reunited with their owners following a year-long campaign.

    Great Western Railway (GWR), which runs services from west London, launched a campaign to find the owners of more than 40 toys in its lost property in November 2014.

    It had previously failed and the cuddly animals were due to be donated to charity.

    However, GWR said two bunny toys had successfully been returned to their owners.  

  5. Made in Chelsea's Spencer Matthews took steroids 'to look good in the shower'

    Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews admits taking steroids was "one of the biggest mistakes" of his life.

    Spencer Matthews

    Speaking exclusively to Newsbeat, he says he took the pills "completely out of vanity" because he wanted to "look good in the shower".

    But he is adamant he wasn't addicted to them and didn't think he was doing anything wrong.

    Last year he was asked to leave the I'm A Celebrity jungle after revealing he was using pills.

  6. Body found in canal water

    Regent's Canal

    A body was found in the water in Battlebridge Basin off Regent's Canal in Islington this morning.

    Police believe the body is that of a man aged in his 30s, although full identification has yet to take place.

    The death is currently being treated as unexplained and non-suspicious, the Met said.

  7. Banksy geographical profiling study released

    A study that tests the method of geographical profiling on Banksy has appeared, after a delay caused by an intervention from the artist's lawyers.

    Banksy artwork in London

    Scientists at Queen Mary University of London found that the distribution of Banksy's famous graffiti supported a previously suggested real identity.

    The study was due to appear in the Journal of Spatial Science a week ago but the BBC understands that Banksy's legal team contacted QMUL staff with concerns about how the study was to be promoted.

  8. 'Donnez-moi un break' says Johnson

    London mayor Boris Johnson rejects a French minister's warning his country could end UK border controls in Calais if Britain leaves the EU.

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    Video caption: Boris Johnson responds to French Calais claims
  9. Queen visits east London school

    The Queen is visiting the Lister Community School school in Plaistow, east London, to discover more about how The Queen's Trust is supporting the work of various charities in schools.

    Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Lister Community School in London
    Queen Elizabeth II observes a chemistry lesson during her visit to Lister Community School in London
    Queen Elizabeth II watches the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain perform during her visit to Lister Community School
  10. Travel: Blackfriars Road closed for investigation

    BBC Travel

    The A201 Blackfriars Road in Southwark is closed causing delays in both directions between the A30202 St George's Circus junction and Blackfriars Bridge because of accident investigation work.

    For the latest travel updates visit the BBC London travel page or follow @BBCTravelAlert

  11. Afternoon weather: Turning cloudy

    BBC Weather

    It will turn increasingly cloudy this afternoon with perhaps the odd light shower. 

    However, it'll feel warmer than yesterday in a light westerly wind.

    Maximum Temperature: 8C (46F)

  12. On air: Motorcycle deaths and Heathrow expansion legal threat

    BBC London News

    On today's lunchtime bulletin at 13:30 on BBC One we will be looking at why Transport for London is under pressure after figures reveal 24% of serious casualties on the capital's roads involve motorcyclists, despite accounting for just one percent of all journeys.

    And four Tory councils have threatened to sue the government if plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport go ahead.

  13. London Underground "disappointed" over Night Tube pay ballot

    London Underground chief operating officer Steve Griffiths talking about the RMT's ballot of Tube maintenance workers over Night Tube pay said: "We are disappointed that RMT Tube Lines has rejected this fair and affordable pay offer. 

    "We made a full and final offer on pay and night Tube to all four trade unions on 21 January, and the majority of RMT members have already voted to accept this offer. 

     "We have already made plans to meet with RMT Tube Lines next week to discuss their concerns over working arrangements."

  14. £200m charity warns Croham neighbours to ‘Keep Out!’

    Inside Croydon

    “Get orf moi land!” The Viz comic image of a red-faced Farmer Palmer, shot gun at the ready, might not be quite what you’d expect to encounter in quiet, polite, suburban Croham or Selsdon.

    But that’s the message from the £200-million charitable trust, the Whitgift Foundation, to local residents, joggers, dog-walkers and ramblers, and especially for its neighbours living along Farley Road.

  15. 'We were really unlucky' - Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal's hopes of landing a first league title in 12 years suffered a heavy blow as Swansea came from behind to win at Emirates Stadium.

    Joel Campbell slid to hook the Gunners into an early lead and they looked set to make up ground on leaders Leicester.

    Swansea score against Arsenal

    Swansea - missing boss Francesco Guidolin through illness - levelled when Wayne Routledge side-footed home.

    Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said his side had been "really unlucky" during the match.

  16. Watch: 65-year-old robbed on Wandsworth bus

    Scotland Yard has released CCTV footage after a 65-year-old man had a large amount of cash stolen from him on a bus in Wandsworth.

    The victim was travelling on a 295 bus on Plough Road on 25 October 2015 when another man boarded the bus and sat near him.

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    Video caption: The robber was caught on CCTV stealing a large amount of cash from a 65-year-old man

    After a short while, the suspect approached the man and grabbed an envelope of cash which he had withdrawn from a nearby bank earlier that morning.

    The robber, described as a black man, about 6ft tall and unshaven, left the bus and made off.

    The Met have appealed for anybody who may recognise the suspect to contact them.

  17. Fox survives being shot with crossbow

    A fox has been speared by a crossbow bolt through its neck and cheek.

    Fox speared by crossbow bolt

    The animal was discovered with horrific injuries in Gosfield Road, Bromley, in south London.

    It is illegal under the Wildlife and Countryside Act to harm a wild animal and vets believe the fox was running away when it was speared on Saturday.

    A spokesman for the RSPCA said the injury would have caused the animal a great deal of pain and the crossbow only narrowly missed vital organs.

  18. 'We were poor' - Mauricio Pochettino

    Mauricio Pochettino admitted his Tottenham side had a "bad night" as Spurs lost 1-0 to West Ham at Upton Park.

    West Ham scoring goal against Tottenham

    Michail Antonio's seventh-minute header from Dimitri Payet's corner gave Slaven Bilic's side a narrow victory margin, but the Hammers were vastly superior to a disappointing Spurs.

    Tottenham remain in second place in the Premier League, three points behind Leicester.

  19. Millionaire dragged policeman clinging onto car

    Sir Harry Djanogly

    A millionaire has denied intending to harm a police officer who was dragged hanging out of his car along a dual carriageway in London.

    Sgt Robert McDonald tried to get Sir Harry Djanogly, 77, out of his Jaguar XJF after pulling him over for speeding on the A40 near Acton, west London.

    Sir Harry, from central London, denies dangerous driving and assaulting a police officer on 27 December 2014.