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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 from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. Have a great weekend.

  2. Weather: Becoming mainly dry with clear spells

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    BBC weather chart

    It'll become mainly dry through this evening and night with clear spells, especially towards the east around Romford, although an isolated light shower is possible.

    A cool night with a westerly breeze persisting.

    Minimum temperature: 10C (50F).

  3. On air this evening: Polluted schools and driverless cars

    Riz Lateef

    BBC London presenter

    Coming up on BBC London News this evening:

    After Sadiq Khan released air quality figures, we'll be finding out which London schools are based in areas where the levels of pollution are illegally high.

    And we'll be taking a ride in a driverless car ahead of trials in Greenwich which are due to take place at the end of the year.

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    Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.

  4. Violent sex offender wanted following random attacks around Chiswick

    A violent sex offender who absconded from a mental health unit is being searched for police following a spate of random attacks around Chiswick.

    Vitalij Kovaliov, 35, was last seen on 24 June while on leave from the Claybrook Centre when he made off from staff.

    Vitalij Kovaliov

    Eight assaults have occurred over the past four days including an attack on an eight-year-old boy who was assaulted in his home and had to be taken to hospital.

    Other incidents included a woman having her hair spray-painted red, a 19-year-old man being hit in the face, a man exposing himself in the middle of the street, and a 27-year-old black woman being racially abused.

    The Met said the offences are being linked by locality, nature of the incident and description of the individual involved.

    Scotland Yard has warned people against approaching Kovaliov.

  5. Jose Mourinho's son signs for Fulham

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    Jose Mourinho Jr

    Jose Mourinho Jr, son of the Manchester United manager, has signed a two-year scholarship deal with Fulham.

    Goalkeeper Mourinho Jr, 16, has played in the youth sides of Chelsea and Real Madrid, teams managed by his father.

    "Thank you to everyone who supported me, I'll make you proud," he said on Instagram, while pictured signing his contract alongside his mother Matilde.

  6. Travel: Accident in Belgravia and burst water main in Willesden Green

    BBC Travel

    One lane is blocked on the A302 Grosvenor Place southbound in Belgravia because of an accident involving a car and a van.

    There is heavy congestion on the A4 in both directions in Knightsbridge around the roadworks area.

    A burst water main has closed Donnington Road in Willesden Green between the Chamberlayne Road junction and the Harlesden Road junction.

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

  7. Sir John Hurt pulls out of Sir Kenneth Brannagh play

    Sir John Hurt has pulled out of Sir Kenneth Branagh's production of The Entertainer, on advice of his doctors.

    Sir John Hurt

    The 76-year-old had been due to play Billy Rice, the father of Sir Kenneth's character Archie, in John Osborne's play at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End.

    Sir John said he had been hospitalised recently with an intestinal complaint and had been told it was "too soon... to undertake [an] arduous stage role".

  8. Charlton release striker George Tucudean

    BBC Sport

    League One side Charlton Athletic have terminated the contract of Romanian forward George Tucudean.

    The 25-year-old joined the Addicks from Belgian side Standard Liege in July 2014 on a three-year deal.

    George Tucudean

    Tucudean scored two goals in 23 appearances for Charlton in 2014-15, before moving to Steaua Bucharest on loan in January 2015.

    The former Romania Under-21 international had a spell on loan at Targu Mures last season.

  9. Met trainee sacked after failing drugs test

    A Met trainee detective constable has been sacked after he tested positive for cannabis during a random drugs test.

    New Scotland Yard sign

    Alastair Rudd, who was attached to Hammersmith and Fulham borough, was tested on 9 March and subsequently found guilty of gross misconduct.

    Assistant Commissioner Helen King said Rudd "clearly knew that it was against the law to smoke cannabis on the occasions that he chose to do so.

    "The public have a right to expect police officers to maintain the highest standards of behaviour on and off duty", she said.

  10. Gemma Arterton returns to West End to play Joan of Arc

    Gemma Arterton will return to the West End stage playing the lead role in a production of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan at the Donmar Warehouse theatre.

    Gemma Arterton

    She will be directed by Donmar's artistic director Josie Rourke, who said he was "thrilled to be directing Gemma Arterton, one of our most luminous and compelling stage actors".

    The autumn line-up at the theatre will also see Kwame Kwei-Armah return to the West End stage to direct the UK premiere of One Night In Miami, a play based on Muhammad Ali.

  11. Chelsea confirm end of Pato loan stay

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    Alexandre Pato has joined fellow striker Radamel Falcao and goalkeeper Marco Amelia in leaving Chelsea.

    Alexandre Pato

    Brazilian Pato, 26, moved to the club on loan from Corinthians in January, scoring a penalty on his debut in a 4-0 victory at Aston Villa in April.

    He made his only start for the Blues in a 1-0 defeat at Swansea a week later.

    Falcao returns to Monaco at the end of his loan while Amelia, who signed as cover for Thibaut Courtois but did not feature, becomes a free agent.

  12. Watch: 'Soldiers' mark Somme tribute in London

    Volunteers are taking part in an art project today to commemorate 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme. 

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    Video caption: 'Somme soldiers' in London for commemoration
  13. Arsenal fan Claudio 'Claude' Callegair reported missing

    A taxi driver who became well known online after his regular appearances on an Arsenal fan site has gone missing.

    Claudio Callegair

    Claudio "Claude" Callegair, 53, from Broxted, Essex, was last seen at 11:30 on Thursday. Police said his family were "extremely concerned for his welfare".

    Mr Callegair regularly appears on ArsenalFan TV, which describes itself as "an online channel for all Gooners".

  14. Coroner tells jury Home Office and police did not 'contribute' to Alice Gross death

    A coroner has told a jury evidence given at the inquest into the killing of schoolgirl Alice Gross, who is believed to have died at the hands of a foreign criminal, does not support conclusions the Home Office or police "caused or contributed" to her death.

    Dr Fiona Wilcox instructed the jury that "no such findings [about the Home Office of police] may be reached".

    Alice Gross and Arnis Zalkalns

    Arnis Zalkalns, who had served a prison sentence for murdering his wife in his native Latvia, is believed to have killed Alice in a sexually motivated attack after her body was found in the River Brent in September 2014.

    The jury have been told to consider a number of issues including whether Zalkalns was responsible for her death, whether Zalkalns was ever on this "watch list", and whether he was "recognised as having a murder conviction on entry to the UK in 2007".

  15. Finance new bus routes with crowdfunding, report suggests

    Transport for London (TfL) should use crowdfunding to help finance projects like new bus and trams routes, according to a report by London Assembly member Keith Prince.

    Crowdfunding page for TfL

    The GLA Conservatives transport spokesman suggested that crowdfunding schemes could be used to make projects financially feasible by incentivising people to contribute to a scheme by offering rewards like discounted tickets or publicity.

    "This modern financing technique puts Londoners in the driving seat of the city’s infrastructure projects and could help even out the balance sheet to kick stalled projects into gear," Mr Prince said.

  16. Sadiq Khan appoints deputy mayor for culture

    Sadiq Khan has appointed Justine Simons OBE as his deputy mayor for culture and creative industries.

    Sadiq Khan

    The mayor said Ms Simons - who has worked on initiatives like the 2012 Olympic Festival and the Fourth Plinth Commission - is a "tour-de-force in London’s cultural scene, and she shares my passion to ensure culture is at the heart of city life."  

    "It is crucial that this vibrant sector continues to grow, and it is one of my core priorities to help it do so," he said.

    Ms Simons said she was "thrilled to be given this chance to deliver Sadiq’s ambitious cultural vision".