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  1. Updates on Monday 4 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Tim Stokes and Sitala Peek

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates for London have ended for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. Join us then if you can.

  2. On air tonight: Tributes to rapper and actress interview

    Riz Lateef

    BBC London presenter

    Coming up on BBC London News this evening:

    Tributes have been paid to a young rapper who was stabbed to death in New Cross last night.

    And we'll be speaking to Denise Gough, who scooped best actress at the Olivier Awards last night.

    Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.

  3. Tonight's weather: Mostly dry with some clear spells

    Any residual showers will die away over the next couple of hours to leave a dry night across the city, with some clear spells developing in places.

    This will allow a few mist and fog patches to form in prone areas such as Lea Valley, towards dawn.

    BBC weather screen grab

    Minimum Temperature: 6C (43F)  

  4. Watch: Brixton's market barrows to be restored

    Brixton's barrows have been a colourful part of market life since the 19th century but these days there are few left and some of them are looking a little worse for wear.

    However, with some specialist help they're now being restored, to preserve an important part of south London's heritage.

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    Video caption: The barrows have been a part of market life since the 19th century

    Emilia Papadopoulos spoke to Stuart Horwood, CEO of the Brixton Market Traders Federation, to find out more.

  5. Search for car involved in suspected hit-and-run

    Police say they believe a 53-year-old woman found in a Greenwich road with serious injuries was the victim of hit-and-run crash.

    Burrage Road, Greenwich

    The injured woman was discovered hurt in Burrage Road, Woolwich, on Saturday evening.

    She was taken to hospital where she is being treated for two fractures to her back and a fractured pelvis.

    Scotland Yard believes she was hit by a vehicle and have appealed for witnesses who may have seen a silver coloured Ford Fiesta driving through the area.

  6. On this day: Surgeon who introduced antiseptics was born

    On 4 April 1827 Joseph Lister was born to parents in Scotland.

    Joseph Lister

    He became a skilled surgeon and building on Pasteur's Germ Theory cut the death rate among patients from 46% to 15% by spraying instruments and bandages with a 1-in-20 solution of carbolic acid. 

    It wasn't until 1890 however that surgeons commonly sterilised their instruments and wore protective rubber gloves.

  7. In pictures: Old Fiat dropped through gallery roof

    Visitors to The Photographers' Gallery would have come across an unexpected sight earlier.

    Part of an old Fiat 500 Topolino car is crane lifted to be dropped through the roof of The Photographers' Gallery

    A crane is being used to drop sections of an old Fiat 500 Topolino car through the roof as part of a new exhibition.  

    Part of an old Fiat 500 Topolino car is crane lifted to be dropped through the roof of The Photographers' Gallery

    The artwork, by Erik Kessels, is called "unfinished father" and will be on display in an exhibition that opens to the public on 15 April.  

    Part of an old Fiat 500 Topolino car is crane lifted to be dropped through the roof of The Photographers' Gallery
  8. Watch: Sadiq Khan unveils campaign poster

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC Radio London Political Reporter

    Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan has unveiled his latest campaign poster.

    At the event, he told me he will sell off the capital's water cannon and invest the money in youth centres to deter young people from knife crime, if he becomes mayor.

  9. Zac Goldsmith 'will safeguard Met force'

    Zac Goldsmith has said he would guarantee the Met's entire force of 32,000 officers is safeguarded, if he is elected mayor.

    Zac Goldsmith

    Unveiling his "Action Plan" to tackle extremism in the capital, the Conservative candidate said he would also create a new team of "Cyber Specials" to tackle online radicalisation.

    "The first and gravest responsibility of the Mayor of London is to keep this city safe", he said.

  10. Two held over Barnet stabbing

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in Barnet.

    Ali Nasrollahi

    Ali Nasrollahi, 22, was found collapsed in Woodside Park in Barnet on 29 March and died later in hospital.

    The men, aged 29 and 23, were arrested on Sunday and are currently in custody.

    Two other men, Bright Osei, 21, of north Finchley, and Nelphy Lelu, 22, of Golders Green, have already been charged with his murder.

  11. Chris Eubank Jr tweets: 'I've got something for you bro'

    Chris Eubank Jr has responded to news that his boxing opponent Nick Blackwell has awoken from his coma after last week's match. 

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  12. Chelsea and Arsenal progress in Women's FA Cup

    Ji So-Yun scored a hat-trick against Aston Villa as holders Chelsea cruised into the Women's FA Cup semi-finals.

    Ji So-Yun

    Chelsea were only 1-0 up at the break, but scored three goals in the final five minutes for a 6-0 victory.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal needed penalties to beat Notts County's 10 players and reach the last four after a thrilling 2-2 draw.

  13. Cat death prompts fears killer has struck again

    A 20-year-old cat has been found decapitated outside her home in Kingston, prompting fears a serial cat killer has struck again.

    Lulu the cat

    The animal killings made headlines last year after several cats were found gutted and decapitated.

    South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (Snarl) says more than 50 foxes, rabbits and cats have now been attacked around the capital.

  14. Bloomsbury Way blocked after accident

    BBC Travel

    The A40 Bloomsbury Way in Holborn is blocked at the Bloomsbury Square junction because of an accident.

    There is congestion in the area and buses are being diverted.

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

  15. Flood insurance scheme introduced to reduce premiums

    Homeowners living in high flood-risk areas of the capital should now be able to save hundreds of pounds on their insurance premiums.

    A new scheme called Flood Re, has been designed to cut bills for those whose homes are in danger of flooding.

    A girl feeds ducks and geese outside her home The River Thames floods Chiswick Mall

    However, some MPs have criticised the scheme saying it was not good value for money while thousands of houses will be excluded.

    There are 38,438 homes at risk of floods in London, according to Flood Re.

  16. Brinks Mat robbery link to Panama Papers revelations

    BBC Panorama

    Investigative TV show

    A huge leak of confidential documents reveals some of the cash from one of Britain's most notorious crimes was laundered using a company set up by a Panamanian law firm.

    Outside the Brinks Mat robbery crime scene in 1983

    Documents show Mossack Fonseca formed a company that was used to launder money from the 1983 Brink's Mat robbery.

    The bullion, worth £26m at 1983 gold prices, was stolen from a warehouse at Heathrow and disappeared, believed to be offshore.

    Mossack Fonseca says it cannot comment on specific cases and it has never been charged with criminal wrong-doing.

  17. Boxer wakes from induced coma

    BBC Sport

    Nick Blackwell has woken from his induced coma, following his fight with Chris Eubank Jr at Wembley last week.

    Nick Blackwell with fight referee

    The 25-year-old was taken to a London hospital after the British middleweight title contest was stopped in round 10.

    Blackwell woke from the induced coma on Saturday and by Sunday was talking to family and friends at his bedside, promoters Hennessey Sports have said.

  18. Watch: Winners discuss Olivier Awards success

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    Video caption: Some of the 2016 Olivier winners talk about what it is like to be recognised

    Dame Judi Dench, Mark Gattis and Denise Gough were among those celebrating after they received awards at the Olivier's last night.