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  1. Updates on Friday 3 June

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By Tim Stokes and Claire Timms

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On air this evening: Tributes paid to killed Londoners & music from Tower Bridge

Alex Bushill

BBC London News

Coming up on BBC London News this evening:

Tributes are paid to two Londoners who were killed in a bomb blast in Somalia after they returned to their homeland to become MPs.

And we'll be meeting singer songwriter Jack Savaretti following his earlier performance on the walkway of Tower Bridge as part of BBC Music Day.

Jack Savaretti

Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.

Weather: Misty and murky tonight, with drizzle

BBC Weather

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It will become increasingly murky through this evening.

Cloud will thicken overnight and descend giving some mist and fog, the latter mainly across higher ground such as the North Downs.

The cloud will also be thick enough for the odd burst of rain or drizzle.

Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F)

Surrey head to Hove for T20 Blast match

BBC Sport

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Surrey head to Hove this evening for their T20 Blast match against Sussex.

The side will be hoping to return to winning ways following their defeat by Glamorgan on 26 May.

You can follow live coverage of the match here.

'Professional' jazz singer who performed at Ronnie Scotts wins amateur contest... leaving rivals fuming

Evening Standard

A charity open mic competition for amateur singers at a London jazz club has ended in disharmony after contestants complained that the winner was a professional.

Listen: Nile Rogers explains how David Bowie's Let's Dance was created

Producer and musician Nile Rogers has told the Chris Evans Breakfast Show David Bowie's Let's Dance is the record he is most proud to have worked upon.

He explained how the Brixton-born star's hit, which was released in 1983, started life as a folk song before it was transformed into one of Bowie's biggest selling tracks.

Travel: Gas leak closes lane in Holloway Road and Overground line reopens

BBC Travel

There is heavy traffic on the A40 Western Avenue into town in Perivale with vehicles queuing between Greenford Flyover and the North Circular Road.

A gas leak has closed one lane on the A1 Holloway Road northbound in Lower Holloway at the B515 Chillingworth Road junction.

And the London Overground between Liverpool Street and Chingford has reopened following a tree on overhead lines, but the service is running with severe delays.

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

Met Pc sacked for passing on information to friend

A Met Police officer has been sacked after he was found to have passed on information to a friend who had inquired whether he was wanted by police.

Pc Matthew Broome, who worked in Lambeth, was dismissed on Thursday after a disciplinary hearing found his conduct had breached the force's Standards of Professional Behaviour".

He allegedly searched the police database and "passed on confidential information" to a friend who sent him a text in May 2014 asking whether the Pc could let him know if he was wanted by the Met.

A Met Police statement said: "Having considered all the evidence provided to the panel, the allegations were proven as gross misconduct. 

"The officer was formally dismissed without notice."

'Marvel' Eddie Izzard wins outstanding achievement prize at South Bank Awards

Eddie Izzard has been announced as the winner of the outstanding achievement prize at this year's South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Eddie Izzard

The London-based comedian is the 20th recipient of the accolade, which recognises lifetime contribution to British arts.

Awards host Melvyn Bragg, who will present Izzard with the trophy at the Savoy Hotel on Sunday, described the comedian as "a marvel".

Men knocked unconscious after spilling drink on woman

Two men were beaten and knocked unconscious after one of them accidentally split a drink of a woman he was speaking to.

Scotland Yard said the two 19-year-olds were talking to a woman while standing beneath the Camden Town blue railway bridge at Chalk Farm Road on 15 May at about 01:30, when one of them accidentally spilt his drink.

Chalk Farm Road

Several minutes later, six men approached the victims and attacked them. One fell to the ground and was kicked several times in the head.

They were both taken to hospital where the man who was knocked over had to undergo facial reconstruction with metal plates inserted into his cheek.

Det Con James Dillury said the attackers "could easily have killed" the man kicked on the floor and called for any witnesses to contact police.

MK Dons to sign Millwall's Ed Upson

BBC Sport

Millwall midfielder Ed Upson (pictured) will join MK Dons when his contract with the Lions expires on 1 July.

The 26-year-old ex-Yeovil man has been a Millwall player since 2014, but was one of seven to be released after the League One play-off final loss.

He made 39 appearances for Neil Harris' side last season and has signed a two-year deal at Stadium:MK.

Ed Upson
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Tree falls on overhead wires on London Overground

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TfL are unable to say when the service will start running again and recommend travellers use alternative routes.

Cyclist in hospital after Edgware Road crash

A cyclist who was hit by a lorry in Edgware Road suffered injuries "not thought to be life threatening or life changing", police have said.

The 45-year-old man was taken to a central London hospital following the crash at the junction with Chapel Street at about 09:00.

Scotland Yard said the lorry driver stopped at the scene and has not been arrested.

'Too early to judge England attacking trio' - Harry Kane

BBC Sport

England striker Harry Kane says it is too early to judge his attacking partnership with Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy.

The Spurs striker said the "understanding isn't going to happen overnight" after some criticised the system following England's 1-0 win over Portugal last night.

"It's a learning curve. These games were to prepare us for the Euros and I feel they have done that," he said.

Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy
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Latest headlines: Visa transplant plea; Gun-smuggling sentences; Police Lamborghini claim

Tim Stokes

BBC News

Bexleyheath man jailed for 27 years over gun-smuggling operation

A man from Bexleyheath was part of a gang sentenced at the Old Bailey over Britain's most notorious gun-smuggling operation.

Michael Defraine

Michael Defraine, 30, was found guilty of gun smuggling and possessing firearms with intent to endanger life. He was given 27 years in jail, plus five years on extended licence.  

Ringleader Harry Shilling, 26, from Swanley in Kent, was jailed for 30 years, while another three other men from Kent were given sentences between 14 and five years.

Skorpion sub-machine guns

The gang smuggled 31 machine guns and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition into the UK by boat.  

Listen: Jack Savoretti plays on Tower Bridge for BBC Music Day

Musician Jack Savoretti has performed on the walkway of Tower Bridge as part of the second annual BBC Music Day.

Music is being played live on 40 bridges around the UK today as part of the event.

'Superhead' banned from teaching over IT contract investigation

Greg Wallace

A "super head" who resigned after an investigation into how IT contracts at five east London primary schools were awarded has been banned from teaching

Greg Wallace, was initially suspended as the head of Best Start Federation schools in July 2013 before resigning six months later.

He was accused of awarding more than £1m in IT contracts to his then partner's company, C2 Technology.

Work begins to electrify part of London Overground

Work begins to electrify part of the London Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking tomorrow.

London Overground sign

The project means that until 23 September there will be no service between South Tottenham and Barking on weekdays, and no trains running between Gospel Oak and Barking at weekends.

A full closure on the line will then be in place between September and February.

Find out more about the work being done here.

Dying Dulwich College caretaker fights to get brother visa for transplant

A caretaker at Dulwich College who urgently needs a transplant is fighting to get the Home Office to allow his brother to visit the UK for a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

Issac Aganozor
Dulwich College

Issac Aganozor was diagnosed with leukaemia last August.

His brother Patrick, who lives in Nigeria, is a match but has been refused a visa by the Home Office because he did not meet the economic requirements.

This was despite the school offering to pay £1,500 for his return flight and to sponsor him during his stay by making sure he has accommodation.

Watch: The Egyptian cities hidden beneath the sea

An exhibition currently on at the British Museum reveals some of the treasures from two Greco-Egyptian cities which sank into the Nile Delta off the coast of Egypt more than twelve centuries ago.

Curator Aurelia Masson-Berghoff spoke to Dan Damon about the objects on display at Sunken Cities.

Weather: Rather cloudy and dull afternoon with the odd spot of rain

BBC Weather

BBC weather graphic

It will be a cloudy afternoon with perhaps the odd spot of rain or drizzle.

With all the cloud around a noticeable northerly breeze, the temperatures will be suppressed once again.

Maximum Temperature: 14C (57F)

On air this lunchtime: Family's fear over Iran arrests & football's fight against radicalisation

BBC London News

Coming up on BBC London News this lunchtime:

The husband of a woman from London who was arrested by the Iranian authorities following a holiday has joined forces with a family whose grandfather is being held in another Iranian prison - we'll have a special report.

And we'll be in Belgium with a team from west London who are using football to fight radicalisation.

Tune in at 13:30 on BBC One.

Westminster Council releases viability report on Cleveland Street site

Fitzrovia News

After months of stalling Westminster City Council has finally released a secret report explaining the finances behind plans for a major development of luxury flats by a private company on land owned by the council.

Middlesex lose first T20 Blast game of the season

BBC Sport

James Franklin of Middlesex

Middlesex suffered their first T20 defeat of the season against Gloucestershire last night.

Half-centuries from Paul Stirling and Adam Voges helped Middlesex reach a solid score of 159-9 after they had won the toss.

However, the west country side won by four wickets with a ball to spare, with Chris Dent top scoring with 45.

BBC Music Day hears bridges 'come alive'

Live music is being performed on 40 bridges around the UK, including London's Tower Bridge, for the second annual BBC Music Day.

Choristers Only Men Aloud launched events at 06:50, singing with Amy Wadge - who was on top of the Severn Bridge.

Duran Duran play a headline show in Cornwall's Eden Project as one of the day's highlights
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Jack Savoretti performed in the Tower Bridge walkway, while the Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough will come alive with music through the day.

Music Day culminates with a concert at Cornwall's Eden Project, starring Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers and Laura Mvula.

Cyclist hit by truck on Edgware Road

Edgware Road has been closed between Marylebone Flyover and the A4209 Sussex Gardens junction after a cyclist was hit by a truck.

Emergency services vehicles

The A501 Chapel Street has also been shut between Paddington and the Marylebone junction.

There is heavy traffic in the area with congestion to the Maida Avenue junction and Marble Arch.

British Airways plane evacuated at US airport after phone threat

A security alert over an unspecified threat to a British Airways flight from London to Newark has been lifted.

US media reports that two threats made by a male caller proved unfounded.

BA flight at Newark Liberty International Airport

The flight, carrying 206 passengers and 13 crew, landed at Newark Liberty International Airport at around 13:00 local time (17:00 GMT).

Port Authority received the threat about the plane at around 10:00 local time (14:00 GMT), when it was already in the air.

Gender gap in children's pocket money: Boys receive 13% more

Parents gave boys 13% more pocket money every week than girls in the past year with the gender gap growing from 2% the year before, a survey by Halifax found.

The annual pocket money survey, which involved more than 1,200 children and 575 parents, found boys between eight and 15 received an average of £6.93 a week, with girls getting £6.16. 

London children receive the highest amount of pocket money - £8.21, while youngsters in East Anglia get the least, pocketing £4.96. 

Star Wars actor becomes Theatre Peckham patron

Star Wars actor John Boyega has become a patron of Theatre Peckham.

John Boyega

The south Londoner, who was a member of the company between the ages of nine and 14, said he was "honoured to be in a position to give back to Theatre Peckham.

"I admire Theatre Peckham's continued mission to increase diversity in the creative industries, inspiring young people like myself to be the change we want to see in this industry,"  he said.

In his first role as patron Boyega will launch a name the seat campaign to raise money for the theatre.

Salons say council's plans to relocate them to new ‘Peckham Palms’ area will ruin their businesses

Southwark News

Managers of beauty salons around Peckham Rye station have said the council’s plans to move their shops will “ruin” their businesses.

On Air: Deporting criminals to EU countries, BHS collapse

BBC Radio London

On the Breakfast show today Vanessa Feltz is discussing about deporting criminals.

A group of MPs has warned that the public will question the point of the UK remaining in the European Union if the government can't even deport criminals back to other EU countries, after a report said the equivalent of a small town of released criminals are walking the streets.

Also this morning, two parliamentary groups are looking into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of BHS. 

The Labour MP Iain Wright is chair of the Commons Business Committee and says questions have to be asked.

Two arrested after man stabbed to death in Camden

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Camden on Sunday.

Romeo Nkansah
Met Police

Romeo Nkansah, a 37-year-old Dutch national living in Holloway, was attacked while on Greenland Road during a night out with friends.

A post mortem found the father of two died from a single stab wound.

Scotland Yard said the men, aged 21 and 19, were arrested on Thursday and are in custody at separate north London police stations.

Police accused of speeding in seized supercar

Police are investigating claims officers drove a £200,000 seized Lamborghini at twice the legal speed limit.

Lamborghini pulled over by police
City Supercars

The supercar was stopped in Hounslow, west London, as a driver was taking it to a client in Bradford.

City Supercars owner Erwyn Mackee said the car had only just been insured with a different provider so the details did not show on the police database.

The Met said: "Locally, this matter will be looked into".

Three-year-old dies after being struck by car in Stanmore

A three-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a car in north-west London.

Officers were called at about 17:51 BST yesterday to Lowther Road in Queensbury, Stanmore.

Lowther Road

The boy died while being taken to hospital, police said.

The woman driver of the car stopped at the scene. There have been no arrests, police said.

Today's weather: Cloudy but drier

BBC Weather

After a largely dull and cool start, there could be spots of rain during the morning, with some locally heavy showers. 

But it will become drier during the afternoon, although it will remain cloudy. 

Maximum temperature: 14C (57F) 

Travel: Minor delays on Circle and District lines and traffic queuing at Blackwall Tunnel

BBC Travel

There are minor delays on the Circle and District lines between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road due to an earlier fire alert at Edgware Road.

There is congestion on the A102 northbound in Greenwich at the Blackwall Tunnel junction with traffic queuing back to the Woolwich Road Flyover.

The A205 South Circular Waldram Park Road is down to one lane at the junction with Westbourne Drive because of emergency gas works.

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

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Tim Stokes

BBC News


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