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  1. Updates on Wednesday 11 May 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates for London have ended for the day but join us at 08:00 tomorrow for the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Tonight's weather: Muggy with the odd shower

    BBC Weather

    It will be muggy overnight with mostly cloudy skies and the odd clearer spell developing at times. 

    There may be the odd shower through the early hours but these will clear away quite quickly. 

    Lows of 12C (54F).

  3. Mayor comes out in support for Gatwick

    Tim Donovan

    BBC London, Political Editor

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has emphasized his support for Gatwick Airport, saying: "I don't want to hear more warm words from Heathrow. Gatwick is the solution." 

    "Unlike Boris Johnson, I am not anti-Heathrow," he said. 

    "But keep it as it is and get the growth from Gatwick."  

  4. Signal failure on District Line - severe disruption

    BBC Travel

    There is currently no service on the District Line between Turnham Green and Richmond due to signal failure at Richmond. Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.

  5. Latest Travel: Severe delays on M25 after lorry and minibus accident

    BBC London Travel

    BBC Radio London Travel

    One lane is blocked and traffic is slow on the M25 clockwise between J24 (A111 at Potters BAr) and J25, A10 Enfield. This is due to an accident involving a lorry and a minibus.

    Get the latest with BBC London Travel on Twitter.

  6. 'First' pollution-free station for hydrogen-powered cars unveiled

    Richmond & Twickenham Times

    A London-first pollution-free station for hydrogen powered cars has been unveiled at Teddington’s National Physical Laboratory.  

    Experts claim the station marks a vital step towards cleaning London’s air.  

  7. Coming up on BBC London News at 18:30 on BBC One..

    BBC London News

    Join Riz Lateef for tonight's show where she'll have the latest on how a Hertfordshire four-year-old Alexa-Marie Quinn, who was killed by her father Carl Wheatley, was let down by the courts and social workers.

    Tom Symonds reports on the trial of two men who are on trial for their part in trying to flee a man being taken to court to face firearm offences.


    Alice Bhandhukravi examines whether companies should be allowed to make women wear high heels and trainees are being sought to navigate from London to Portugal as part of next year's Tall Ships Festival - find out how you can get involved.

    Watch BBC One at 18:30

  8. Animal soap, £40,000 in cash and bubble fuel confiscated in airport checks

    London City Airport has revealed a selection of the airport’s most unusual items which have been picked up during hand luggage security search in the past 12 months.

    These have included: 

    • £40,000 cash
    • Aesop Animal soap 500ml (dog shampoo)
    • Hamleys Bubble-ator with bubble fuel
    • Horselyx (horse food treats)
    • Potato forks for fondue
    • Wooden meat hammer
    Bubble fuel

    It comes as London Mayor Sadiq Khan was criticised for his decision to remove one of the obstacles for the airport's expansion plan.

    He has withdrawn his predecessor Boris Johnson's objection to the proposed compulsory purchase of public land. 

    Sian Berry, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, accused Mr Khan of not standing up for residents in east London who will be "blighted by more noise and already live with illegal levels of air pollution". 

  9. Latest headlines: Murder accused admitted 'fights improved his mood', killed man 'was not holding a gun' and women sent home for heel refusal

    Here are the top stories we've been following today.

  10. Quins prop Adeniran-Olule dies aged 20

    BBC Sport

    Harlequins prop Seb Adeniran-Olule has died at the age of 20 in a road traffic collision.

    Seb Adeniran-Olule

    The club say they are "deeply saddened" by the death of the England youth international, who had been at the club since the age of 13.  

    Adeniran-Olule, who played three first-team games for Harlequins, represented England at Under-16, Under-18 and Under-20 level.  

  11. Arrests over Hillingdon murder

    Three people have been arrested for conspiracy to murder a father-of-three who was shot dead on his driveway in Hillingdon last year.

    Redwan El-Ghaidouni, 38, was shot eight times through his car window.

    Redwan El-Ghaidouni

    The Met said two men aged 41 and 29 as well as a 34-year-old woman were arrested following dawn raids this morning.

  12. What does a new mayor mean for Croydon?

    Croydon Advertiser


    The Croydon Advertiser's Gareth Davies breaks it down to see what the priorities are on housing, transport and policing.

    According to council leader Tony Newman: "You can't deliver 9,000 homes and rising while East Croydon is already rammed full. The infrastructure in Croydon is already under stress."

  13. 'West Ham fans will be disgusted'

    More reaction to last night's trouble at Upton Park.

    David Pitchford, a regular at the Boleyn Ground for 20 years and a West Ham season ticket holder, says those responsible should be banned for life.  

    West Ham fans will be disgusted with this behaviour. Last night was so special for us, saying goodbye to our ground. Inside the ground, it was great, apart from the delayed kick off. Great game, a win against Manchester United and a fabulous end to the evening.  

  14. Murder accused 'wanted to start fights'

    The Old Bailey has heard how Ben Butler, who is accused of murdering his six-year-old daughter Ellie, met a psychologist in 2004 after assaulting a man in a nightclub.

    Dr Tim Green interviewed Mr Butler over four hours after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a man in Kingston upon Thames 12 years ago.  

    Ellie and Ben Butler

    The psychologist wrote that Mr Butler found it "difficult to control his violence when he felt humiliated" and "historically would become angry and punch people".

    In his report, he wrote: "He (Mr Butler) stated that he had in the past hoped that situations might present themselves where he could engage in violence."

    Daughter murder accused 'started fights'

    Ellie and Ben Butler

    A father accused of beating to death his six-year-old daughter in a fit of rage admitted getting into fights as a way to "improve his mood", a court hears.

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  15. Labour to announce candidate for Tooting vote

    The Labour Party is set to announce its candidate for the Tooting by-election.

    Sadiq Khan stood down from the position after he won the vote to become London mayor.

    The Tories are said to believe they have a chance of winning the seat as Mr Khan only had a majority of 2,842 when he won back in 2015.

    The vote takes place on 16 June, one week before the EU referendum. 

  16. Latest headlines: Murder accused "got into fights", man shot dead "was not" holding a gun and receptionist sent home for refusing to wear heels

    Rebecca Cafe

    BBC News, London

    Here are the top stories in London this lunchtime:

    • Ben Butler, who's accused of beating to death his daughter in a fit of rage, had admitted getting into fights "improved his mood" 
    • A man shot dead by police as they foiled an attempt to help a prisoner escape, "was not holding an imitation gun found in the car"
  17. League Two play-off semi-final first leg: Wimbledon v Accrington

    Follow live text and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra coverage from the first leg of the play-off semi-final between Wimbledon and Accrington.

    AFC Wimbledon defender Callum Kennedy

    Relive Wimbledon's first leg win over Accrington

    Follow live text and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra coverage from the first leg of the League Two play-off semi-final between Wimbledon and Accrington.

  18. Exclusive interviews on BBC London's YouTube channel

    BBC London News

    On BBC London's YouTube channel, you'll find interviews with a wide varierty of people including Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence, new mayor Sadiq Khan and rapper Kano.

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