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  1. Updates on Wednesday 1 June

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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 at 08:00 on Thursday with the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather. Have a good evening.

  2. Tonight's weather: Cloudy and damp night

    BBC Weather

    It will be cloudy and damp tonight, with a chance of mist in fog in higher grounds like Hampstead Heath. 

    Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).

  3. Evening news: Scrapping CCTV in Westminster and Pele memorabilia

    BBC London News

    On BBC London News at 18:30, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has openly questioned Westminster Council's plans to get rid of all its fixed CCTV cameras. The council says it will save money but politicians from across the political spectrum have criticised the idea.

    And Edson Arantes do Nasci-mentoo,  or Pele to you and me, has given us a special preview of his football memorabilia which he will be selling at a London auction house next week. 

  4. Today's photo: Pillow talk

    Everything by my side, is a theatrical performance that sees actors in white beds whisper to individual audience members, created by Argentinian artist Fernando Rubio.

    It was unveiled earlier at its UK debut at Canary Wharf. 

    Everything by my side
  5. Pedestrian killed in Oxford Street crash was renowned art collector

    A 73-year-old woman who died days after being struck by a bus on Oxford Street was a world-renowned art-collector.

    Baroness Marion Lambert was hit by the double-decker bus near Bond Street station last Tuesday afternoon.

    The baroness featured recently in a BBC documentary about extraordinary art collectors, as she auctioned off items worth almost £15m from her collection.

    In the documentary she said collecting art, including works by emerging artists, was "soothing" and a way to "come to terms with life".

    Simon de Pury, who oversaw the sale, described her taste as "aesthetically fine, very beautiful, but always with a touch of humour."

  6. Free ride on branded bikes around London

    Cyclists can ride around London for free if they do not mind becoming human billboards.

    Buzzbike - a new scheme launched at the Design Museum in London -  offers riders a free bike plus lights, bike lock, insurance and servicing in exchange for cycling around the capital advertising different brands. 

    Buzzbike founders Andrew Nunn and Tom Hares

    Buzzbike co-founder Tom Hares said: "Brands have been advertising on commuter transport for hundreds of years. 

    "Given the growth in cycling and the culture that surrounds it, bikes felt like a natural progression." 


    Riders have to sign up and leave a deposit and agree to riding the bike for at least 12 days a month. Bluetooth technology will track the bikes.

    About 500 people have already signed up to the scheme, the founders said.

  7. Attenborough and Paddington creater to read at Queen's Thanksgiving Service

    Sir David Attenborough and Paddington creator Michael Bond will take part in the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen as the monarch turns 90.

    Both men also turned 90 earlier this year.

    Sir David Attenborough

    The broadcaster and naturalist will read a reflection at the ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, which has been written by the author.

    The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel said about the piece: "Michael Bond speaks of the trials and tribulations of growing up in those years in a wonderfully humorous manner – but then he looks back seriously at it all, and quotes the famous words by poet Louise Haskins spoken by the Queen’s father King George VI in his 1939 Christmas broadcast just after the country had gone to war."

    Michael Bond
  8. Latest travel: accident at Victoria causing major problems

    BBC Travel

    In Victoria an accident opposite Victoria Coach station is causing major queues around Vauxhall, Victora and Belgravia.

    On Buckingham Palace Road in both directions closed, there is queueing traffic due to an accident between Elizabeth Street / St George's Drive and A3213 Belgrave Road, congestion on A302 Victoria Street to A202 Vauxhall Bridge Road.

    There is a diversion on these bus routes: 11, 44, 170, 211, C1, C2 and C10.

    In Bayswater there are temporary traffic lights and a gas leak on A4206 Bishop's Bridge Road between Queensway and Porchester Road / Inverness Terrace.

    These buses are on diversion as a result: 7, 23, 27, 36 and 70

    On the North Circular at Finchley there is heavier than normal traffic on the A406 North Circular Road Westbound from A1000 Finchley High Road to A1 (Henly's Corner).

    Keep up to date via @BBCTravelAlert

  9. Woman cyclist killed in lorry collision named

    A 25-year-old cyclist who was killed in Croydon, south London, when she was struck by a lorry has been named by police as Magda Tadaj.

    The collision took place on St James's Road, at the junction with Lansdowne Road, Croydon on 23 May. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The 48-year-old lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop at the scene. 

    He was subsequently bailed until mid-September.

  10. Job cuts in LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger

    The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) has said its forthcoming merger with Deutsche Boerse could lead to as many as 1,250 job losses.

    The tie-up, announced in March, is expected to be completed by the end of this year or early 2017.

    It will create one of the world's largest exchange companies with a combined value of about £21bn.

    Each of the two companies has more than 5,000 staff.

  11. Former Cameron aide guilty over indecent images of children

    Patrick Rock, 65, a former Downing Street aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, has been found guilty at Southwark Crown Court in London of five counts of making indecent photographs of children. 

    Patrick Rock
  12. Teenager shot in Feltham

    A teenager is in hospital after being shot in a residential area in west London.

    Police and paramedics were called to Southern Avenue in Feltham just before 21:15 last night and found the boy with a bullet injury.

    Southern Avenue, Feltham

    The condition of the victim has been described by police as stable.

    Armed police officers and officers from the Trident and Gang Crime Command are investigating the shooting.

    There have been no arrests as yet.

  13. Man with mis-matched trainers sought over Wandsworth petrol station attack

    CCTV images of a man the police are seeking over analleged assault in a petrol station in Wandsworth area have been issued.

    A 25-year-old shop assistant was punched on 11 May after he challenged a man he suspected of stealing from the store.

    CCTV issued by police

    Police describe the suspect as bald with a short beard, wearing one white trainer and one black trainer, a grey hooded jumper, black jogging bottoms and was carrying a black ‘Umbro’ holdall.  

  14. Ex-Cameron aide cleared on two counts of child images offences

    A former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron has been cleared found not guilty of downloading indecent images of children on two counts.

    Patrick Rock, 65, of Fulham, south-west London, faces a further 18 charges of making an indecent photograph of a child - which he denies.

    Patrick Rock

    Mr Rock, who worked as deputy director of policy at Downing Street, admits downloading 20 separate images of nine young girls in August 2013, but denies they are indecent.

    Judge Alistair McCreath gave a majority direction to the jury on the remaining counts and they retired to continue their deliberations. 

  15. Prince Harry presents Invictus Games medal to hospital team

    A hospital team who saved the life of an Invictus Games athlete has been presented with her gold medal by Prince Harry at a Kensington Palace ceremony.

    US solider Elizabeth Marks, 25, became critically ill during the inaugural event in 2014 and was taken to Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

    Papworth Hospital team handed medal by Prince Harry

    In this year's games, she won gold in the 100-metre freestyle.

    She asked Prince Harry, who founded the games, to ensure the medal was donated to staff as a mark of her gratitude.

    US solider Elizabeth Marks with Prince Harry

    Staff Sgt Marks, a combat medic, was left with hip injuries while on tour in Iraq, and had to have four rounds of surgery in 18 months.

    She collapsed with a serious lung condition before the 2014 games for injured service personnel and veterans.

  16. London gang who planned raid on St Andrews jewellers jailed

    A London-based gang of seven have been jailed for a total of 42 years for a planned raid on a jewelry store at a hotel in St Andrews in Scotland.

    The gang targeted the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews in March 2015, but police were tracking them and moved in before they could act.

    Clockwise from top left: Paul Hogwood, Kevin Mulheron, Peter Attwood, Thomas Slayford, Louie Attwood, Kai McGinley and Benson Aluko

    The men bought weapons and two Italian scooters ahead of the robbery. They had also carried out a reconnaissance of the Mappin and Webb store.

    Police Scotland said the men were all part of a gang the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad believed were responsible for a series of smash and grab robberies in London.    

    • Kevin Mulheron, 34, jailed for seven-and-a-half years 
    • Peter Attwood, 44, was described as the "ringleader" was jailed for nine years
    • Attwood's son Louie, 21, was jailed for five years
    • Kai McGinley was jailed for seven years
    • Paul Hogwood, 56, was jailed for 10 years
    • Thomas Slayford, 20, received five -and-a-half years
    • Benson Aluko, 20, was jailed for five years