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  1. Updates on Thursday 14 April 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.

  2. Tonight's weather: Prolonged rain overnight

    BBC Weather

    There will still be some heavy showers continuing during the evening for a while, before easing later. 

    A band of more prolonged rain is likely to arrive from the south overnight. Minimum temperature: 8C (46F).

  3. Watch: How much of London is owned offshore?

    As the political fallout from the Panama Papers scandal continues, the anti-corruption organisation Global Witness, claims high-end properties owned in offshore funds in London are being used by corrupt politicians, drug smugglers and criminals to launder dirty money.

    BBC Correspondent Richard Galpin looks at how much of the capital is owned offshore.

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    Video caption: Richard Galpin looks at how much of London is owned offshore
  4. On BBC London News: Dangerous drone & live streaming a cancer operation

    Asad Ahmad

    Presenter, BBC London

    On the programme this evening, we take a bird's eye view of London as video posted online shows a drone being used dangerously in public - you can decide for yourself.

    London Eye seen from drone

    And streaming a cancer operation live from a hospital in London. Doctors say it could revolutionise medical training around the world. 

    That's all at 18:30. Join me then on BBC One.

  5. All change at the Tate Modern this summer

    The Tate Modern has been revealing details about how the entire gallery will change when the new Switch House extension opens in June.

    Tate Modern

    The current Boiler House building will see four new displays examining different approaches to modern art over the ages.

    Meanwhile within the extension, visitors will be able to explore how art became active from the 1960s onwards.

    Switch House extension

    The opening weekend will see opening hours extended for a programme of special live art and music performances.

    Ricardo Basbaum, Capsules

    And fans of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei are in for a treat with a new 7m tall acquisition Tree, being placed in the iconic Turbine Hall.

    Ai Weiwei Tree
  6. 'My dog could do a better deal' - Barry Hearn on Olympic Stadium deal

    BBC Sport

    Olympic Stadium

    Former Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn says his dog could have negotiated better than venue bosses after details of West Ham's Olympic Stadium contract were published.

    The Hammers will pay £2.5m rent annually but will not have to fund police, stewarding, heating, pitch maintenance, or even corner flags.

    "My dog could have negotiated a better deal for the taxpayer," said Hearn.

    West Ham said it was "a great deal" for the club and the public.

    Barry Hearn
  7. Major refurbishment for St Katherine Docks

    St Katherine Docks is to undergo a major refurbishment programme which will see the marina redesigned.

    St Katherine Docks

    The historic docks, located by Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, will be re-launched to bring it "up to global standards".

    St Katherine Docks

    Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, who are carrying out the work, said the refurbishment would "enable the asset to release its true potential as a genuinely international marina".

    Gloriana passing Houses of Parliament

    Famous boats can sometimes be found at the docks including the Royal Barge Gloriana, which was used during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  

  8. 'I'll put London on war footing' - Sadiq Khan

    Sadiq Khan says he will put the capital on a "war footing" if he is elected mayor next month.

    The Labour candidate told the Evening Standard he was concerned about the capital's readiness to deal with a Paris-style terrorist atrocity.

    Sadiq Khan

    "On day one I am going to put us on a war footing with these terrorists. That will mean having a major review of our capabilities to deal with this," he said.

    He also told the paper he was "seriously concerned" over claims that some CCTV cameras on the London Underground are not being monitored in "real time".

    You can see a full list of candidates here.

  9. Rolf Harris denies indecent assault charges

    Former television entertainer Rolf Harris has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault at Southwark Crown Court.

    Rolf Harris

    The allegations date from 1971 to 2004, relating to girls and women who were aged between 12 and 27.

    Some of the offences were allegedly committed at the former BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane.

    The 86-year-old is serving a prison sentence for sex-related offences.

  10. Travel: Central line part suspended

    BBC Travel

    The Central line is part suspended between Bethnal Green and Leytonstone because of a faulty train at Stratford, and there are minor delays on the rest of the line.

    TfL say tickets are valid on local buses and Abellio Greater Anglia services.

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

  11. Watch: 'Popcorn flew everywhere' - Jungle Book star

    Actor Sir Ben Kingsley and director Jon Favreau joined newcomer Neel Sethi at the European premiere of The Jungle Book at the BFI Imax yesterday

    Sethi, who plays Mowgli, told waiting reporters he threw his popcorn in the air when he watched the film.

  12. Man appears at Old Bailey over lecturer murder

    A man has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of a university lecturer in Morden.

    Daniel Young

    Daniel Young was stabbed to death in Kendor Gardens as he walked to work on 19 January.

    Mark Loveridge, 37, of Borough Road, Mitcham, appeared by videolink and spoke only to confirm his name.

    He was also charged with the attempted murder of Kamil Bulat, who was attacked earlier the same day.

    The case was adjourned until 16 May, with the trial due to begin on 25 July.

  13. Haringey Council advised to spot check care providers after TV documentary exposed failings

    This Is Local London

    Haringey Council has been advised to carry out random spot checks on its care providers after a TV report exposed serious failings.

  14. Death of Serco custody office was 'needless' - Met

    A judge said a man should remain at Broadmoor secure hospital after a jury concluded he had kicked a custody officer in the head causing her "catastrophic" injuries.

    Humphrey Burke

    Reacting to the outcome of the trial of facts, Det Ch Insp David Reid said Lorraine Barwell "was merely doing her job" and "was not a threat to Humphrey Burke".

    "Her death was needless, caused by a senseless act of violence on the part of Burke,"  the Met officer said.

    Following the trial of facts, Mr Justice Singh said Mrs Barwell had been "clearly close to her family who loved her".

  15. Bottle of bubbly from the bottom of the sea

    A bottle of champagne which has spent more than 80 years at the bottom of the Baltic Sea has been sold at a New Bond Street auction for more than £1,700.

    Bottle of champagne

    Auction-house Bonhams said the bottle was one of a selection of wines being carried on a Swedish ship that was sunk by a German U-boat in November 1916.

    The ship was salvaged in July 1998 and the 2,000 collection of bottles were recovered.

    Experts who have examined the bottle say it is still sparkling and in very good condition as it has been stored at a constant temperature of 4C in darkness.

    Whether its new owner will want to try it is another matter.

  16. Charity Commission investigating Didier Drogba foundation

    BBC Sport

    A charity run by Didier Drogba is being investigated over "serious regulatory concerns" by the Charity Commission.

    Didier Drogba

    The Daily Mail claimed that just £14,115 out of £1.7m donated to the Didier Drogba Foundation has gone to good causes in his native Africa.

    Former Chelsea striker Drogba, 38, is threatening legal action and called the Mail's story "false and defamatory".

    In a statement, the Ivorian added: "There is no fraud, no corruption, no mismanagement and no lies."

  17. Residents welcome regeneration of 'defunct' Harrow housing estate - but wary of challenges ahead

    Harrow Times

    Residents have welcomed the progress of a £90 million regeneration of a "defunct" Harrow housing estate - but remain wary of challenges ahead.

  18. Mind The Gap at Capulet

    TfL have created a special Shakespeare Tube map which replaces the names related to the Bard to commemorate 400 years since his death.

    Shakespeare Tube map

    Stations have been given character names or names based on modern adaptations, while lines have been altered to subject titles, based on the stations based upon them.

    Shakespeare Tube map

    TfL say there are" interesting links" across the map like the neighbours of Montague and Capulet - from Romeo and Juliet - being located next to each other on the Fathers & Kings (Jubilee) line.

    Shakespeare Tube map

    Copies of the map will go on sale on Monday.