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  1. Updates on Wednesday 4 May 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: Dry and clear

    BBC Weather

    Skies will remain clear tonight and the wind will be light so temperatures will drop again, though frost is unlikely. 

    Minimum temperature: 6C (43F).

  3. Pedestrian, 94, killed after being hit by lorry is named

    A woman who died after she was hit by a lorry in Wigmore Street, central London, last Wednesday has been named as 96-year-old Herta Groves. The driver stopped at the scene. No arrests have been made.

  4. Watch: How to vote in the London elections

    Londoners will be given three ballot papers when they head to the polling booths tomorrow.

    Alex Bushill explains how to vote.

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    Video caption: Alex Bushill explains how to vote in the London elections

    You can find a full list of the candidates standing here.

  5. On air this evening: Mayoral hopefuls & Pixie Lott

    Riz Lateef

    BBC London presenter

    Coming up on BBC London News this evening:

    With Londoners heading to the polls tomorrow, we'll be speaking to the candidates hoping to become the capital's next mayor.

    And we'll be talking to pop star and actress Pixie Lott about her new starring role in the theatre adaptation of Breakfast At Tiffany's.

    Pixie Lott performing

    Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.

  6. Two men arrested over 2011 murder

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a 21-year-old man in Northolt five years ago.

    Adeniyi Lateef Shode was stabbed to death close to the junction of Rowdell Road, Ealing Road, and Kensington Road in May 2011.

    Adeniyi Lateef Shode

    Scotland Yard said a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old man had been held in north London following "fresh information regarding the killing".

    Det Insp Gary Moncrieff said "officers remain committed to bringing Aden's killers to justice".

  7. Eight Londoners jailed over £1m phone scam

    Eight men from London have been jailed for a phone scam that defrauded UK pensioners out of more than £1 million.

    Police say some of the money funded travel from the UK to Syria.

    Gang leader Makzhumi Abukar was jailed for seven years and four months, alongside accomplices including former X Factor contestant Nathan Fagan-Gayle.

    Some of the 140 victims - the oldest of whom was 94 - lost as much as £130,000 and now rely on money from family members.

  8. Test cricket 'too London-centric' - MCC chief

    Chris Slegg

    BBC London sports journalist

    The president of the Marylebone Cricket Club believes Test cricket has become "too London-centric" and it is important for the sport "to pay attention to that fact".

    Lords cricket ground

    Roger Knight said figures over the last three years reveal crowds at Tests outside of the capital in May attracted fewer than 110,000 people.

    According to the MCC, that is 32% of the figure who attended Lords.

  9. 'We're going to see quite the breakthrough' - Peter Whittle (UKIP)

    UKIP mayoral candidate Peter Whittle says he believes UKIP will have "quite the breakthrough" in the capital following tomorrow's election.

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    Video caption: Peter Whittle says he believes UKIP will "breakthrough" in the London elections

    Speaking outside Dagenham Heathway Tube station, he said he had "thoroughly enjoyed" the campaign and he was "really encouraged by the kind of response we've had".

    Peter Whittle campaigning in Dagenham

    You can see a full list of who is standing here.

  10. Spurs and Chelsea charged by the FA

    BBC Sport

    Chelsea and Tottenham have been charged by the Football Association with three offences of failing to control their players and officials during and after Monday's game between the two London clubs.

    Tottenham players

    In addition, Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele has been charged with an alleged act of violent conduct following the 2-2 draw.

    Mauricio Pochettino's men were shown nine yellow cards during the match - the most by a single team in Premier League history.

  11. Travel: Heavy traffic on Western Avenue

    BBC Travel

    There is very slow traffic on the A40 Western Avenue out of town in Park Royal because of an earlier broken down vehicle.

    All lanes are now open but there is congestion to White City.

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

  12. 500,000 young Londoners may have lost their right to vote

    Inside Croydon

    More than one-third of young Londoners have “fallen off” the electoral register in the past 12 months and so won’t be able to vote in tomorrow’s London elections, according to research published today.

  13. Kate visits King's Cross health centre

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    Video caption: The Duchess of Cambridge meets staff at a centre for children's mental health

    Following her visit to Hampton Court earlier, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a lunch at a children's mental health charity in King's Cross.

    The Duchess of Cambridge speaks with guests during a reception at Spencer House in London,

    During the visit to the Anna Freud Centre Kate met staff and parents, as well as speaking to donors who are helping to fund a planned £34m "centre of excellence" at the centre.

    The Duchess of Cambridge waves as she leaves after attending a reception at Spencer House
  14. Is Caroline Pidgeon feeling The Force in Leicester Square?

    Susana Mendonca

    BBC Radio London Political Reporter

    Yes, those are storm troopers behind Lib Dem London Mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon in Leicester Square.

    Caroline Pidgeon

    But will the force will be with her tomorrow? She says her policies are getting through.

    All the candidates are listed here.

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    Video caption: Caroline Pidgeon campaigns in Leicester Square ahead of the London mayoral election
  15. In pictures: Bagpipes procession

    A set of 100-year-old bagpipes will take part in a procession later for the official launch of the Household Division's Beating Retreat concerts.

    Band Master Will Casson-Smith lays a set of 100-year-old bagpipes as Piper Lance Sergeant John Mitchell (R) plays at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks

    The bagpipes originally belonged to a Pipe Major of the Regiment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who died after becoming ill in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

    Band Master Will Casson-Smith (L) holds a set of 100-year-old bagpipes as Piper Lance Sergeant John Mitchell (R) plays during a procession at Wellington Barracks

    They formed part of a procession at Wellington Barracks this morning and will be taken to Horse Guards Parade for the launch.

    Piper Lance Sergeant John Mitchell plays during a procession to lay a set of 100-year-old bagpipes at The Guards Chapel in Wellington Barracks

    The Beating Retreat concerts, which feature military drills, music and fireworks, take place on 8 and 9 June.

  16. Watch: Zac Goldsmith challenged over race criticism

    BBC Newsnight

    London mayoral Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith has been criticised by ex-Tory minister Baroness Warsi for linking rival Sadiq Khan to extremism.

    BBC Newsnight's Secunder Kermani tried to ask him about it.

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    Video caption: Zac Goldsmith challenged over race criticism
  17. Ben Butler murder trial hears Peppa Pig fall theory

    A six-year-old girl may have suffered fatal head injuries when she fell from a stool while mimicking Peppa Pig, a defence lawyer has told the Old Bailey.

    Ben and Ellie Butler

    Ellie Butler could have fallen and hit her head as she watched the popular children's cartoon, the jury heard.

    Defending, Icah Peart QC said there was a rhyme in the show, where Peppa jumps and falls from a bed.

    However, the pathologist who carried out the post-mortem test said he had never seen someone die from similar injuries.

    Ben Butler, 36, denies murdering his daughter by causing the "catastrophic" injuries.

  18. Man accused of plot to join terror group

    A man suspected of planning to travel to Syria to join a banned terrorist group has been arrested.

    The 20-year-old was arrested at a residential property in east London at about 07:00. He remains in custody.

    He is being held on suspicion of preparing to go Syria to join a "proscribed organisation". The force could not say which group.

  19. Listen: Alice Zawadzki sings with a nightingale

    Violinist and singer Alice Zawadzki is among a number of new musicians who feature in a series of "Nightingale duets" for BBC Radio 3.

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    Video caption: A beautiful, magical duet with a nightingale recorded in the forest in Sussex.

    The London-based star worked with folk song collector Sam Lee creating new a composition by responding to the bird's melodic song in the Sussex countryside.