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  1. Updates on Wednesday 23 March 2016 have now finished for the day. Join us tomorrow from 08:00.

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By Tim Stokes and Chirag Trivedi

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    London Live has finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news, sport, weather and travel updates. Join us then.

  2. Tonight's weather: Cloudy but with some rain

    BBC Weather

    It'll be rather cloudy overnight but the cloud-cover should help to limit any frost.

    BBC weather screen grab

    However, the cloud may be thick enough to produce the odd spot of rain in places, most likely over higher ground such as the Chilterns.

    Minimum Temperature: 4C (39F). You can find a full forecast for the next few days on the BBC Weather pages.

  3. On BBC London tonight: A 'slumboat' barge and difficulties with 'doggy bags'

    Riz Lateef

    BBC London presenter

    Coming up on the BBC London News this evening:

    We'll have a special report about a converted barge that was available to rent but was found to be "a fire waiting to happen" by one safety expert.

    And we'll be hearing from a woman who dined at a top London restaurant but discovered her request for a "doggy bag" for her leftover food was anything but straight forward.

    Join me at 18:30 tonight on BBC One.

  4. Landmarks to be lit to pay tribute to the victims of the Brussels attacks

    City Hall officials say landmarks across the capital will be lit up tonight in the colours of the Belgian national flag, to pay tribute to those who died in yesterday's attacks in Brussels.

    The Belgian flag flies at half mast above 10 Downing Street in London

    The London Eye, Tower Bridge, the National Gallery and the National Theatre are among the structures that will be daubed in black, yellow and red.

    Boris Johnson said it was "important to pay tribute to the victims, as well as show our solidarity with the people of Brussels".

  5. Do you live in a building with a blue plaque?

    An English Heritage blue plaque to commemorate Herbert Chapman the Arsenal Football Club manager

    Blue Plaques to commemorate Freddie Mercury and Bobby Moore are to go up in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the scheme.

    But do you have a plaque on your home or workplace? 

    BBC Have Your Say would like to hear from you if you do. Contact them using the methods below:

  6. Jailed libor trader ordered to pay £878,000

    A former city trader who was jailed for manipulating Libor, the interest rate used by banks to set the price of financial products, has been ordered to pay £878,806.

    Tom Hayes

    Judge Jeremy Cooke said Tom Hayes may have to sell his house to cover the amount, deemed to be proceeds of crime.

  7. In pictures: A garden with a view

    Horticulturalists have been placing plants at the top of the Shard's spire to analyse how they adapt to growing at high altitude.

    Heather Kennedy inspecting flowers destined for The View from The Shard"s botanical garden
    Horticulturalists bringing a selection of plants through security at The View from The Shard
    Carl Wright climbing up to the top level of The Shard, London, with an orchid destined for The View from The Shard's botanical garden
    Heather Kennedy inspecting flowers destined for The View from The Shard's botanical garden

    Their work comes ahead of the unveiling of the building's own Botanical Gardens, which are due to open 900ft about the London skyline in summer.

  8. Travel: Tube disruption this evening

    BBC Travel

    There are still severe delays on the Central line because of a broken electricity transformer - with disruption expected to continue until the end of the week.

    Drivers on the Piccadilly line are also due to walk out at 21:00 for the first of three 24-hour strikes.

    TfL have promised to run extra buses to help travellers and said people trying to get to Heathrow could still use Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services.

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

  9. Watch: The technology headquarters of the future

    Technology giants including Facebook, Google and Amazon are using their burgeoning wallets to build a new headquarters.

    Graphic of running track in building

    But rather than choosing the skyscrapers of another age that advertised status vertically, firms are looking for other designs for buildings.

    London-based architect Jonathan Ward of NBBJ explains to the BBC's Dougal Shaw what companies now want from a base.

  10. Sir Lenny Henry awarded RTS fellowship at ceremony

    Sir Lenny Henry has been awarded a fellowship of the Royal Television Society alongside a judges award at the RTS Programme Awards.

    The actor and comedian told the audience at the ceremony in Covent Garden he was surprised to receive the fellowship, saying it was beyond his "wildest expectations".

    Lenny Henry

    Sir Lenny won the judges award for his work raising awareness of diversity within the industry.

    Other winners included actress Suranne Jones and presenters Ant and Dec.

  11. Travel: Collapsed manhole cover causing disruption in Belgravia

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed northbound on the A302 Grosvenor Place in Belgravia because of a collapsed manhole cover.

    The disruption is causing traffic queues between Victoria and Hyde Park Corner.

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

  12. Two cleared of conspiracy to murder and preparing terrorist acts

    Two men, who admitted they had provided a gun to two students found guilty today of plotting to kill police and soldiers in drive-by shootings in London, have been cleared of conspiracy to murder and preparing terrorist acts.

    Police surveillance image of Nathan Cuffy and Nyall Hamlett

    However, Nyall Hamlett, 25, and Nathan Cuffy, 26, who denied knowing what the weapon was going to be used for, did plead guilty to firearms offences. 

  13. Students 'inspired' by so-called Islamic State

    Two men have been convicted of plotting a drive-by shooting inspired by so-called Islamic State.  

    Suhaib Majeed, 21, of west London, was convicted of conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts.

    Police surveillance photograph of Suhaib Majeed

    The plot's ringleader, Tarik Hassane, 22, also of west London, had already pleaded guilty to the same charges.

    Tarik Hassane

    Prosecutors said the men, who were both students at London universities, had been inspired by so-called Islamic State.

    They now face life sentences.

  14. BreakingMen found guilty of terrorism plot

    Two men have been found guilty of conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts over London 'drive-by' plot.

  15. Watch: The dog that found the stolen World Cup

    In 1966 host nation England won the football World Cup.

    However, there was nearly no trophy to win after it was stolen in the build-up to the tournament.

    Pickles the dog

    A dog called Pickles came to the rescue after it sniffed out the missing trophy.

    Owner Dave Corbett has been speaking about how he and Pickles became national heroes.

  16. Watch: Judge rules 'flash crash' trader can be extradited

    A judge has ruled that Navinder Sarao, the trader accused of triggering a "flash crash" on Wall Street from his parents' Hounslow home, can be extradited to the US.

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    Video caption: A judge rules that "flash crash" trader Navinder Sarao can be extradited to the US

    The BBC's Andy Verity reports from the hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

  17. Londoners remember those killed in Brussels attacks

    Londoners have been paying their respects in various ways to remember those who died in yesterday's attacks in Brussels.

    London taxi with Belgium sign

    A taxi driver put the colours of the Belgium flag on the electronic display of his cab.  

    Commuters at Waterloo Station

    Passengers at Waterloo Station joined a minute silence held at 11:00 GMT.

    Tributes laid outside Belgian embassy

    And flowers have been laid outside the Belgian embassy in Grosvenor Crescent.

  18. On loan Chelsea defender banned for throat-slit gesture

    BBC Sport

    Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji, who is currently on loan at Werder Bremen, has been banned for three games after making a throat-slitting gesture during his side's 1-1 draw with Mainz.

    Papy Djilobodji

    The Senegal international made the gesture towards Mainz winger Pablo de Blasis during Saturday's game.

    Referee Manuel Graefe missed the incident, but German football officials reviewed the matter.  

    Werder have appealed against the ban.