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  1. Updates on Wednesday 30 March 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. Have a good evening.

  2. Michael Madl: Fulham must work on 'small details' in battle to stay up

    BBC Radio London

    Michael Madl

    Fulham must improve their concentration and work on "small details" to end the defensive errors that have blighted their season, says Michael Madl.

    The Championship club are one point and one place above the relegation zone, conceding 64 league goals this term.

    Defender Madl told BBC Radio London: "It's maybe because of (a lack of) concentration, not (a lack of) quality.

    "If we change these small details and are a bit more concentrated then I think we will get out of there."

  3. 'They're amazing - I mean they're disgusting, you wouldn't want one'

    The fleet of gold supercars definitely attracted attention, not only from the traffic officer.

    Londoner Charlotte Eaton said: "They are incredible, they're amazing - I mean they're disgusting, you wouldn't want one. 

    gold cars

    "It's ridiculous, but I suppose when you've got that sort of money, you don't give a damn."

    She said parked in the street as they were in Cadogan Place they were at risk of being keyed or anything, but she took a photo anyway.

  4. Mayoral candidates' transport disputes

    Tom Edwards

    Transport Correspondent, BBC London

    Zac Goldsmith / Sadiq Khan

    Labour's Sadiq Khan and Conservative Zac Goldsmith both want expensive Tube upgrades but there are differences in how they think it should be done. Read my full blog here.

    Mayoral candidates' transport disputes

    Zac Goldsmith / Sadiq Khan

    Labour's Sadiq Khan and Conservative Zac Goldsmith both want expensive Tube upgrades, but have differences in how they think it should be done.

    Read more
  5. Flood alerts for Kingston, Hampton, Thames Ditton and Teddington

    Richmond & Twickenham Times

    A flood warning has been issued for the Thames from Hampton and Thames Ditton to Teddington including Hampton Wick and Kingston. 

  6. David Haye to fight unknown Kosovan Arnold Gjergjaj

    BBC Sport

    David Haye

    Bermondsey's David Haye will face unknown Kosovan Arnold Gjergjaj in the second fight of his comeback on 21 May at the O2 Arena.

    Haye, 35, beat Australia's Mark de Mori with a first-round stoppagein January after a three-and-a-half-year absence from the ring.

    "I said from the start I want to fight regularly and get some momentum back in my career," said Haye.

  7. Man found with stab wounds in Barnet street named by police

    Twenty-two year old Ali Nasrollahi was found collapsed in Woodside Grange Road on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

    Barnet scene

    He was taken to hospital with a single stab wound but died at 16:53 and police are treating the death as murder.

    The Met said it was keeping an open mind as to the killer's motive and a post-morterm examination would take place in due course.

  8. Tonight's weather: Dry night, turning chilly

    BBC Weather

    Any residual showers should die away to leave a mostly dry night with clear spells allowing it to turn chilly, especially across The Chilterns. 

    However, some high level cloud will likely drift up from the south.

    Lows of 4C (39F).

  9. Accident causing severe congestion in Chingford

    BBC Travel

    The A112 Chingford Mount Road in Greater London is blocked at Chingford and traffic is queuing northbound at the A1009 junction because of an accident.

    Congestion is back to the Crooked Billet Interchange.

    Follow @BBCTravelAlert for the latest updates.

  10. Met investigated after woman's remains found in stately home grounds

    The Met is being investigated after the remains of a woman who went missing in London were found in the grounds of a stately home in Edinburgh.

    The body of Saima Ahmed, was discovered at Gogar Mount House in January, five months after she went missing.

    Saima Ahmed

    Her family believe the 36-year-old, who was last seen at Wembley Central Station, may have been murdered.

    The Met handled the initial part of the inquiry. Police Scotland is now investigating her death.

  11. Rylance v Elba in battle of the Baftas

    Oscar-winner Mark Rylance - the former artistic director of the Globe - faces tough competition from Luther star Idris Elba in the bid to be named best leading actor at this year's Bafta TV awards.

    The pair are nominated alongside Ben Whishaw and Stephen Graham, cited for London Spy and This is England '90.

    Mark Rylance and Idris Elba

    The awards take place on 8 May.

  12. Laura Trott delighted by record prize fund at RideLondon event

    BBC Sport

    Double Olympic champion Laura Trott says women's cycling is "getting the recognition it deserves" after RideLondon announced a record prize fund of £78,600 for this year's race.

    Laura Trott

    The purse tops the £50,000 on offer at next month's women's race in the Tour de Yorkshire.

  13. Croydon councillor 'deprived mentally-ill wife of assets'

    Matthew Kyeremeh deprived his mentally ill ex-wife Angela of assets she might have been awarded in a divorce court, a judge has declared. 

    Mr Kyeremeh, who represents Thornton Heath as an independent councillor in the borough of Croydon, "consistently lied", Judge Delia Coonan said. The 61-year-old told the court he would "respond accordingly".

    Matthew Kyeremeh

    Judge Coonan was sitting in a family court and ruled earlier in a dispute about the couple's assets.  

    Ms Kyeremeh said her husband had "fleeced her of assets" when she was mentally ill and left her "homeless and destitute" and "living rough in a park". Mr Kyeremeh disputed the claims. He has been ordered to pay £55,000 in his estranged wife's court costs.

  14. Gold Lamborghini owner hit with hundreds of pounds in parking fines - but it's still cheaper than official parking

    Gold cars

    Owning a fleet of supercars does not excuse you from obeying the parking rules, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has decided. 

    The flash fleet - comprising a gold Lamborghini Aventador, Rolls Royce, Mercedes G63 6x6 and Bentley Flying Spur - attracted appreciative stares and prompted many people to whip out their phones for a selfie or snap, yesterday and today.

    Gold cars
    Parking fine tickets

    They were parked yards from an NCP car park in an area covered by on street parking meters in Cadogan Place outside the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge.

    The owner, who is believed to reside in Saudi Arabia, owes £320 in fines but if paid within 14 days may qualify for a discount and pay only £160 compared to the £200 he would have owed if he had parked in the nearby NCP car park.

    The NCP was contacted for a comment but has yet to reply.

  15. London's latest headlines: Jean Charles de Menezes ruling backs CPS, murder inquiry launched and mayoral candidates talk transport

    Sitala Peek

    BBC News, London

    The biggest stories in the newsroom this afternoon are as follows:

  16. £20 ticket for talk on London's unaffordable living costs branded a 'joke'

    Evening Standard

    A talk which focuses on how people are being driven out of London because of unaffordable living costs has been branded a “joke” because of its £20 entry fee

  17. Whiteleys 1980s shopping centre to be revamped

    Bayswater's Edwardian grade II listed Whiteley's shopping centre is to undergo a £1bn renovation.


    Two 10-storey towers will be constructed to provide at least 100 new homes.

    The plan is not universally popular though. More than 1,000 people have signed a petition in protest at the reduction in natural light in the area, among other things.

  18. 'We were robbing drug dealers': Gang life

    East London lines

    Noël Williams was just 11 years old when he first became involved with the Tooting Trap Stars gang in 2001.

    You can read his full story here.

  19. Crossrail boosts house prices from Slough to Barking

    The Queen

    Crossrail - the new train line across London - appears to be boosting house prices, at least a year before opening.

    The Land Registry said that Slough, where the trains will stop, saw a 19% rise in prices in the year to February, the biggest increase in the country.

    The Elizabeth Line, as it has been named, will also run through Hillingdon, where property prices jumped 17.1%.

    To the east of London, prices rose by 16.9% in Havering, also on the line.

  20. CPS 'right' not to charge officers over Jean Charles de Menezes death - European court rules

    The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that British prosecutors were right not to charge police officers involved in the shooting of a Brazilian electrician they suspected was a suicide bomber.

    Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head by specialist firearms officers as he boarded an underground train at Stockwell station in south London on July 22, 2005. 

    Jean Charles de Menezes