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  1. Updates on Monday 13 June 2016

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

Tonight's weather: Showers dying out

BBC Weather

Remaining heavy showers will gradually become fewer and further between through the evening, leaving a rather cloudy night with a westerly breeze moving remaining showers through relatively quickly. 

Minimum temperature 13C (55F).

Coming up on BBC London News: Soho vigil to commemorate Orlando shooting

Riz Lateef

BBC London presenter

Coming up on BBC London at 19:15 (note the later time due to Euro 2016), we will be reporting live from the vigil in Soho being held to commemorate the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

Businesses are expected to temporarily stop work as a mark of respect to the victims.   

The vigil will take place in Old Compton Street from 19:00. People will be invited to take to the streets and hold hands to pay tribute to those who have been affected by the attack.

Previously unseen works by Lucian Freud go on display

A previously unseen self-portrait by Lucian Freud has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery. 

The unfinished painting, which is thought to date back to the mid-1980s, is being exhibited alongside a selection of drawings from Freud's unseen sketchbooks.

Previously unseen Lucian Freud
National Portrait Gallery

They have gone on display after the late artist's estate left them to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax. 

 Lucian Freud Unseen, which runs until 6 September, shows highlights from an archive of letters and 800 drawings which date from the 1940s to the 1990s.

Previously unseen Lucian Freud
National Portrait Gallery

Met Police 'increase patrols' in response to 'tragic' Orlando shooting

Met Police

The Metropolitan Police has said police have increased patrols and are offering reassurance to the LGBT community in response to the Orlando shooting.

Commander Mak Chishty, said there was no intelligence to suggest any increased risk in London, but will revise contingency plans ahead of Pride in London on Saturday, 25 June.

Latest travel: Jubilee Line delays, Blackwall Tunnel queues and thunderstorms expected to cause delays at London airports

BBC Travel

There are delays on London's Tube and road networks currently.

Thunderstorms are expected to cause delays to and from London airports this afternoon and evening.

There are currently: 

  • Severe delays on the Jubilee Line 
  • Reduced speeds on trains between Liverpool Street and Stratford due to a fault with the signalling system 
  • Queues on the A12 on both sides of the Blackwall Tunnel, due to an accident and a lane closure in the southbound and northbound lanes.

Orlando shooting 'act of homophobic hatred' says Home Secretary

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The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has called the shooting in Orlando an "act of homophobic hatred".

The Home Secretary said the government was determined to defeat "insidous" terrorist ideology and said seven UK terror plots had been defeated in the last month. 

Paying tribute to the victims of the shooting, she told the House of Commons: "We will fight and we will prevail" against the terrorists. 

Coming up on BBC Radio London: 15 households cut off for five days after storm

Anna O'Neill

BBC Radio London reporter

Coming up on BBC Radio London's drivetime show: We will be talking to 15 households at Patmore Cooperative in Battersea who are still without power five days after a storm knocked out their supply.

Picture of the letters about the power outage

Ealing hospital to close children's A&E services

The NHS has announced that Ealing hospital will stop children's A&E and inpatients services from 30 June.

Ealing Hospital

After this date, ambulances will no longer take children to Ealing Hospital but will instead take them to accident and emergency departments at five other hospitals in the region.

These hospitals are: 

  • West Middlesex
  • Hillingdon
  • Northwick Park
  • Chelsea and Westminster 
  • St Mary’s hospitals.

Children’s day services will continue to be available and the urgent care centre (UCC) will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, treating children and adults with minor illnesses and injuries that are urgent but not life-threatening.

Speroni & Delaney sign new Palace deals

BBC Sport

Julian Speroni
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Long-serving Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni and defender Damien Delaney sign new one-year deals.

Tooting schoolboy Callum Dann helps organise refugee Euro 2016 in Calais Jungle

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Greenwich council to hold vigil in Woolwich for victims of Orlando shooting

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has expressed its deepest condolences to the people of Orlando, USA, following a mass shooting at a gay club in the early hours of yesterday.

Woolwich: The Town Hall
Nigel Cox

It will hold a candlelit vigil at the Town Hall on Wellington Street, Woolwich at 17:30 to "stand up against hatred and violence".

Home office lifts visa ban over stem cell donor for dying man

The brother of a dying man denied a visa to travel to London for a life-saving stem cell transplant, has been given permission to come to the UK by the Home Office. 

Isaac Aganozor, who works at Dulwich College, has leukaemia. 

His brother Patrick, who lives in Nigeria and works as a tricycle courier, is his only known genetic match. 

Isaac Aganozor
Evening Standard

He will now travel to the UK sponsored by Dulwich College. 

Mr Aganozor's MP Helen Hayes said the decision came after Patrick made a new visa application, and she contacted immigration minister James Brokenshire and convinced him the application should be fast-tracked. 

She said it was "great news".

Woman arrested over Brixton flats blaze

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested after three people were taken to hospital following a large blaze at a block of flats in Brixton on Saturday.

Brixton block of flats on fire

Around 50 people were evacuated from the 16-storey building in the Canterbury Gardens complex when the fire broke out at about 13:30.

A pregnant woman, a man, and a girl were taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.

Scotland Yard said the fire was being treated as suspicious and the 34-year-old woman had been bailed until mid-September.

Doncaster sign Millwall striker Marquis

BBC Sport

Relegated League One side Doncaster Rovers sign Millwall striker John Marquis on a two-year deal.

John Marquis
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The 24-year-old helped Northampton Town win the League Two title last season, scoring six goals in 15 league appearances on loan.

"John has been on our radar for quite a while now and we're glad to get this signing over the line," Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson told the club website.

Former civil servant to lead Croydon Council's investigation into police's bashment ban

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A former civil servant who led efforts to amend the Race Relations Act following the Stephen Lawrence inquiry is to head the investigation into the policing of Croydon's nightlife.

House of Commons to hold one minute silence for victims of Orlando shooting

At 15:30 today, there will be a one minute silence in the House of Commons for the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Mayor 'not complacent' over 'vulnerable' LGBT Londoners

The Mayor of London has said he is "not complacent" that a massacre like the shooting in an Orlando nightclub could happen closer to home.

Sadiq Khan said he was making steps to ensure that "all our citizens are safe" following what he called a "hideous and cowardly attack" on the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community. 

A window in Soho

He said: "I'm clearly conscious of how vulnerable LGBT Londoners feel at the moment ,

"Our LGBT community has also faced murderous attacks in the past - we remember the bombings at the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho - and it's really important we are vigilant towards this evil hate crime." 

He said the Metropolitan Police were focused on addressing hate crimes but it was important that Londoners remain vigilant as homophobic crimes in the capital rose last year. 

The Mayor will be attend a vigil in Old Compton Street, London, later tonight for the victims of the massacre.

Tooting candidates recreate scenes from Citizen Smith

The Sunday Politics show took a humourous look at the Tooting by-election, challenging candidates to re-enact scenes from "Wolfie" Smith TV sitcom Citizen Smith. 

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Persimmon bosses in line for £600m bonus

BBC Radio 4

A leading City investor has called on housebuilder Persimmon to cut back an executive pay plan that could see the management share £600m over the next five years.

The scheme is one of the largest ever at a FTSE 100 company outside banking.

For sale sign
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The biggest beneficiary will be chief executive Jeff Fairburn, who could earn more than £100m.

Mike Fox, from Royal London Asset Management, said the payments were too high "in all circumstances".

He called on the board to show restraint in the light of the housing crisis and government support for the housebuilding industry.

McDonald’s? No, in Dalston it will be McHipster, a McTake on the scenester roof bars of Hackney

Loving Dalston

Community news website

From Hoxton to Clapton, Hackney has many rooftop venues targeting the hipster pound. Now McDonald’s wants to provide a sky garden for its fans.

Locum GP rates 'linked to deprivation' BMA warns

Patients in the most deprived areas of England face poorer levels of care due to an over-reliance on locum GPs, the British Medical Association has warned.

Barking and Dagenham borough was among the five most deprived areas in the survey.

Data analysis of use of locums

Data analysis by BBC News found in some parts of the country 18% of the GP workforce was made up of locums compared to a national average of 3.4%.

NHS England said it planned to recruit an extra 5,000 doctors to work in general practice by 2020.

Data Analysis of Locums in England

Afternoon weather: Humid and risk of heavy showers

BBC Weather

This afternoon will be another humid and largely cloudy one with scattered showers. 

There will be some brighter spells at times, but this brightness will help develop the showers further with some heavy, thundery downpours likely come the afternoon. 

Maximum temperature 19C (66F).

Coming up on BBC London this lunchtime

Alice Bhandhukravi

Coming up on BBC London at 13:30, as the full weight of the terror attack in Orlando unfolds in the United States, here in London a vigil is to be held this evening in Soho.

Businesses are expected to temporarily stop work as a mark of respect to the victims. 

Also, we'll be reporting from Barons Court as the Queen's Tennis Championship gets underway.

Wales could be last chance for Harry Kane - Shearer

BBC Sport

England striker Harry Kane
Rex Features

Former England captain Alan Shearer says Spurs player Harry Kane has to improve against Wales - or he could lose his place up front.

Soho vigil to be held for Orlando gun attack victims

BBC Radio London

London's LGBT community is organising a vigil in Soho tonight to show solidarity with the people of Orlando following yesterday morning's gun attack on a gay nightclub.

Old Compton Street sign

It will take place at 19:00 in Old Compton Street where fifty balloons will be released, one for each of the victims.

LGBT flag in Old Compton Street

'Smouldering cables' still causing delays to Great Northern services

The fire brigade says the disruption to trains on the Finsbury Park to Moorgate line this morning is down to smouldering cables in a tunnel. 

Old Street Station
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Thirty firefighters have been on the scene at Old Street all morning and Great Northern services still aren't running into or out of Moorgate.  

They are not expected to start running again until 14:00.

Severe weather warning for London issued by Met Office

A severe weather warning has been issued for London by the Met Office

Heavy and thundery showers are predicted from midday onwards, with torrential downpours possible.

Generic rain shot of London
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Henry Hicks inquest opens: Teenager died in police chase

An inquest into the death of a teenager who died in a moped crash while being chased by police opens later.

Henry Hicks, 18, was riding in Islington on 19 December 2014, when police officers in two unmarked cars began to follow him. 

St Pancras Coroner's Court
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He collided with a car driven by a member of the public and veered into the path of an oncoming vehicle and was later pronounced dead in hospital. 

The inquest is being held at St Pancras Coroner's Court.

Lewisham Council flies rainbow flag at half mast to commemorate Orlando shootings

Mayor to ban ads which promote 'unrealistic' body shapes

Adverts promoting unrealistic body images will be banned across the TfL network from next month, the Mayor of London has said.

From next month, TfL will not allow ads which could reasonably be seen as likely to cause pressure to conform to an unrealistic or unhealthy body shape, or as likely to create body confidence issues.

Beach body ready advert

Sadiq Khan pledged to look at advertising during his election campaign. 

He said: “As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies. It is high time it came to an end."

Tube network 'to be put out of action within 15 years' due to soaring population

Evening Standard

Parts of the London Underground will be "inoperable" within 15 years due to the capital's soaring population, a Tube executive has warned.

Middlesex beaten by Sussex in rain hit One-Day Cup

Sussex registered their first One-Day Cup victory this season with a 31-run win over Middlesex in a match reduced to 32 overs per side because of rain.

Brendon McCullum
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The hosts lost both openers early on but Phil Salt (81) and Ross Taylor (54) put on 125 for the third wicket.

Salt's maiden half-century and Ben Brown's quick 31 helped Sussex to 222-7, with Toby Roland-Jones taking 3-47.

Fast bowler Chris Jordan then took 5-28 as Middlesex were dismissed for 191, as Brendon McCullum top-scored with 44.

Watch: Delays around Trafalgar Square due to gas works

Catch up on BBC London's EU Referendum debate

BBC London News

If you missed BBC London's EU Referendum debate last night, don't worry. 

You can catch up with the highlights on our YouTube channel.

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Watch: Which way will London vote in the EU referendum?

BBC London talks to residents, business leaders and experts on how they will vote in the EU referendum on 23 June.

Mayor of London responds to Orlando attacks

I stand with the City of Orlando against hate and bigotry. My thoughts are with all the victims of this horrific attack #lovewins

UK LGBT venue 'concerns' over US attacks

There are concerns a "copycat" style terror attack could happen in LGBT venues in the UK.

The owner of two G-A-Y venues in London tells Newsbeat there is "always a constant threat" because of attacks abroad.

It's after 50 people died in a shooting in a gay club in Orlando, Florida.

The scene outside the Orlando club after the attack
Orlando Police

Jeremy Joseph said: "There's a concern now that there's going to be a copycat person who's going to attempt this here.

"What they're trying to do is create as much devastation as possible and take as many lives as possible."

After November's Paris attacks, posters were put up in the Manchester and London venues raising awareness of the threat level.

Londoner wins best actress at the Tony Awards

Londoner Cynthia Erivo was among the winners at last night's Tony Awards in New York.

Cynthia Erivo

She was named best actress in a musical for her leading role in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple.

Fighting back tears on stage, Erivo, from Stockwell, south London, said she had "promised myself I wouldn't cry because my make-up artist would be really mad at me".

The hip-hop musical Hamilton dominated at the ceremony, which was presented by comedian turned US chat show host James Corden.