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  1. Updates on Friday 10 June 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates for London have ended for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. On air tonight: Road safety vigil & Queen's birthday celebrations

    Alex Bushill

    BBC London News

    Coming up on BBC London News this evening:

    We'll be at City Hall where friends and relatives of those who have been killed on London's streets are gathering for a protest over road safety.

    An we'll be with the RAF in Liverpool Street Station as celebrations begin to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

    Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.

  3. Weather: A mild night with a risk of the odd shower

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be another mild night, with cloudy skies and still a risk of catching the odd shower, mainly on higher ground such as Hampstead Heath.

    Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F)

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  4. Sinitta 'told barefaced lies' in reality TV star assault case

    Singer Sinitta had told "barefaced lies" and suggested that former footballer Ashley Ward had cheated on his wife when she was allegedly attacked by a reality TV star at a restaurant, a court has been told.


    Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Dawn Ward, 43, is accused of attacking the So Macho singer and acquaintance - whose full name is Sinitta Malone - during a heated talk aimed at clearing the air between them, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard.

    Businesswoman Claire Johnson, who is also known as Caudwell, attended the April 2015 champagne lunch meeting at a central London restaurant which had been arranged by Sinitta.

    Dawn Ward

    She later told police that Sinitta had been "accusatorial, aggressive", and had been "critical" of Ward, "questioning her marriage and the fidelity of her husband".

    Mrs Ward, who is married to the former footballer, denies one count of common assault. 

  5. Watch: Final preparations for Sunday's Patron's Lunch parade

    Nearly 20 years since Royal Yacht Britannia was decommissioned, a model of the famous ship will take centre stage at the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

    Puppeteers will carry the yacht in a parade down The Mall on Sunday as part of a lunch to celebrate the Queen's role as patron of dozens of charities and organisations.

    Ala Lloyd, creative director for the patron's lunch, gave the BBC a tour of the model.

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    Video caption: Model of Royal Yacht Britannia to parade down The Mall
  6. Watch: Man tries to rob bookmakers with a gun

    CCTV of the moment a man attempted to rob a bookmakers in Wembley using a gun has been released by the Met.

    The man is seen entering the shop in Court Parade on 4 June and walking up to the counter where he told the cashier to empty the till.

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    Video caption: Met release CCTV footage of attempted armed robberies at two bookmakers

    No shots were fired and the man left empty handed.

    Police believe the same man was involved in another robbery at a bookmakers in College Hill Road, Harrow on 31 May, where he handed over a note demanding money from the cashier and made off with a quantity of cash.

    Det Con John Richards said Scotland Yard "urgently want to find" the man and appealed for witnesses.

    CCTV image of robbery suspect
  7. Leyton Orient name Andy Edwards as assistant boss

    BBC Sport

    Leyton Orient

    League Two club Leyton Orient have appointed Andy Edwards as assistant manager.

    The 44-year-old will work alongside Andy Hessenthaler, who was appointed as Orient boss last week.

    Former Southend, Birmingham and Peterborough defender Edwards joined the east London outfit in 2009 and has been coaching in the club's academy.

    The club also announced the signing of defender Callum Kennedy following his release by AFC Wimbledon.

    Callum Kennedy

    The 26-year-old left-back, who made 24 appearances for the Dons last season, has signed a one-year deal with Orient.

  8. 'Other senior MPs will be joining EU leave campaign' - Kate Hoey

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    Video caption: Kate Hoey claims more Labour MPs will publicly back the UK leaving the European Union.

    Labour MP Kate Hoey, who supports the UK leaving the European Union, said "one or two more" of her colleagues, "perhaps quite senior ones". will be joining the Leave side.

    And the Vauxhall MP told Daily Politics presenter Andrew Neil that the Conservatives "will have a new leader whatever happens" after the 23 June referendum.

  9. Soldiers put on surprise for Queen's 90th birthday at Liverpool Street station

    There are three days of celebrations in London to mark the Queen's official 90th birthday. 

    At Liverpool Street Station, RAF Northolt  put on a special surprise in honour of the country's longest reigning monarch. 

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    Video caption: Soldiers march at station for The Queen's birthday
  10. Tooting by-election candidates: Dan Watkins, Conservative Party

    People living in Tooting will elect a new MP next week after Sadiq Khan decided to step down there to focus on being Mayor of London.

    This week we have been hearing from the main candidates standing in the by-election on June 16.

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    Video caption: Meet the Tooting by-election candidates: Dan Watkins, Conservative Party

    Today it's the turn of the Conservative Party candidate Dan Watkins - find out more about him on the BBC Radio London Facebook page.

    And you can hear more from him on Drivetime with Eddie Nestor today. 

    All 14 candidates standing in the Tooting by-election are listed here.

  11. Stalker sectioned for breaking into Lily Allen's bedroom

    A mentally ill stalker who broke into pop star Lily Allen's bedroom, forcing her to leave the family home for good, has been sectioned by a judge.

    Alex Gray's criminal campaign of abuse also involved contacting the British singer on social media, handing her offensive letters and a "romantic CD", and accusing her of "stealing" lyrics he had written.

    Alex Gray

    The 31-year-old, of Perth, showed no emotion as he was handed an indeterminate hospital order and restraining order for burglary and stalking at Harrow Crown Court.

    Lily Allen
  12. Queen praised for 'gentleness' and 'good hunour'

    The Lord Mayor of London has prasied the Queen's "gentleness, good humour and understanding" have been praised during an after-service reception at the Guildhall.

    Prince Philip (L) and Queen Elizabeth II (R)

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry gathered with 1,800 guests as Jeffrey Mountevans paid tribute to the Queen's "unfailing service" to the nation.

    The Queen, Philip, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were not at the event having returned to Buckingham Palace following a thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral.

  13. Southwark and Hackney councils send most incorrect polling cards

    Polling cards were wrongly sent to 3,502 EU citizens who are not allowed to vote in the EU referendum, the Electoral Commission has announced.

    EU Referendum ballot paper

    The UK councils where the most cards were sent out incorrectly were Southwark and Hackney.

    Four-hundred and ninety-three EU citizens wrongly received polling cards in Southwark while 419 people got them in Hackney.

  14. Man in critical condition after more than a dozen shots fired from automatic weapon

    A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot several times by somebody using an automatic weapon in Newham last night.

    Beatrice Close, Plaistow

    Police and London Ambulance Service were called to the shooting in Beatrice Close, Plaistow, at about 23:20 on Thursday where they discovered the wounded man.

    Scotland Yard believe the suspect, who is thought to be an Asian man, around 30 to 40 years of age and of large build, fired more than a dozen shots from the weapon.

    Det Insp Glenn Butler said "the use of automatic weapons" on the streets of London was very rare and appealed for witnesses to contact police.

  15. Oscar winner visits Julian Assange

    Oscar-winning documentary film-maker Michael Moore has taken time out from promoting his new film to meet WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

    Michael Moore and Julian Assange

    The American has been a supporter of Mr Assange for years but they had never met in person.

    Mr Moore paid a visit to the Ecuadorian embassy, where Mr Assange has been living for nearly four years.

  16. EastEnders actor Sian Blake killing: Partner admits murder