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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates for London have now ended but we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Watch: London's Iraq fatalities

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    Video caption: Remembering the London soldiers who died in Iraq between 2003 and 2009.

    Remembering the London soldiers who died in Iraq between 2003 and 2009.

    Click here for more on the release of the Chilcot Report.

  3. Tonight's weather: Mild and dry night

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry and fine evening with some hazy sunshine and light winds across the county. 

    During the night cloud will increase, although there will still be a few clear spells in places but it will be a milder night for all. 

    Minimum temperature 14C (57F).

  4. Boy of 15 arrested over Portobello Road stabbing

    A 15-year-old boy is the fourth teenager to be arrested over death of a 17-year-old who was stabbed in the neck in west London.  

    Folajimi Orebiyi was stabbed outside a Notting Hill estate on Sunday evening. He then fled along Portobello Road but collapsed and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The boy of 15 was arrested last night on suspicion of murder and remains in custody, Met Police said.

    Folajimi Orebiyi

    Three teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, two 16-year-old boys and a boy of 15.

    One of the 16-year-olds has been released on bail while the other two youths remain in police custody.

  5. London's Iraq fatalities: Private Ryan Wrathall

    Private Ryan Wrathall
    Image caption: Private Ryan Wrathall

    Private Ryan Wrathall, of Surbiton, died in Basra, Iraq, on 12 February 2009.

    Private Wrathall, 21, was serving with 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment as part of 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 RIFLES) (Strike) Battle Group. He was found at Basra’s Contingency Operating Base having suffered a gunshot wound. Immediate medical assistance was provided, but sadly he died from his wounds.

    No enemy forces were involved and there is no evidence to suggest that anyone else was involved.

    Commanding Officer 5 RIFLES (Strike) Battle Group, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Chamberlain, said:

    "The death of any soldier is a personal tragedy both for his family and us, his comrades-in-arms. 

    "Private Wrathall was a fit, enthusiastic and open-hearted member of the 5 RIFLES (Strike) Battle Group for this Iraq tour who will be sorely missed by us all. I am proud to have served with him, he was a hard-working soldier with a masterful sense of the ridiculous who was maturing visibly through the tour."

  6. Major delays due to Shepherd's Bush flooding

    BBC London Travel

    BBC Radio London Travel

    BBC Radio London travel's Billy Reeves says there are big problems around White City, Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith  because the A219 Wood Lane in both directions is closed, due to flooding.

     A burst water main is to blame.

    The road is shut between South Africa Road and A4020 Uxbridge Road (Shepherd's Bush Green), there is congestion on A219 Wood Lane to B412 North Pole Road and on A219 Shepherd's Bush Road to Brook Green (Hammersmith).

    Extensive work is taking place in the area, and Thames Water can’t give us an estimate as to when the road will be re-opened.

    Diversion for these bus routes: 72, 95, 220, 228 and 272.

    Keep up to date @BBCTravelAlert

  7. London's Iraq fatalities: Private Christopher Gordon Rayment

    Private Christopher Gordon Rayment
    Image caption: Private Christopher Gordon Rayment

    Private Christopher Gordon Rayment, from London, died in a tragic accident at Al Amarah on 4 August 2004.  

    The 22-year-old was serving with the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment.

    His Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Maer, said: "He was immensely popular amongst all ranks of my Battalion and his presence was normally obvious before he was even seen. 

    "He was also a tremendously committed and zealous soldier, who had shown considerable courage, self-discipline and the highest standards of professionalism over an exceptionally testing and hazardous period, whilst deployed on operations in southern Iraq." 

  8. Children hearing abuse 'for first time'

    Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Sadiq Khan
    Image caption: Sir Bernard and Mr Khan both expressed their concerns over the increase in hate crime

    London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he is concerned a new generation of Londoners are hearing racially offensive terms for the first time.

    Following the EU referendum result, the number of hate crimes reported to the Met Police increased from 25-50 a day, to a peak of 88.

    Mr Khan said, growing up, his children did not hear the "P, N or Y words" but they were being said once more.

  9. London's Iraq fatalities: Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell

    Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell
    Image caption: Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell

    Military Policeman Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell, 41, from Chessington, was killed along with five colleagues in an incident at Al Majar Al Kabir on Tuesday 24 June 2003.

    The commanding officer of 156 Provost Company, Major Bryn Parry-Jones, said:

    "The loss of six soldiers from such a small, tight-knit unit as 156 Provost Company clearly comes as a dreadful shock to us all, not only the friends and families of those killed, but also all those in the Royal Military Police who knew and worked with them."

    At the time of his death his mother, Teresa, and brother, Tony, said of him:

    "A nod, a wink or a smile; 100% human being, dedicated to life in full. He was a man keen to help anybody; a fearless man, biker, hiker and climber.

    "But above all, a man dedicated to the Army, his Regiment, his unit and to his comrades. He gave 20 years of service defending others, in so many locations and was a selfless, ultra-fit man to the last."

  10. London's Iraq fatalities: Lance Sergeant Chris Casey and Lance Corporal Kirk Redpath

    Lance Sergeant Chris Casey
    Image caption: Lance Sergeant Chris Casey

    The Ministry of Defence announced the deaths of London servicemen Lance Sergeant Chris Casey and Lance Corporal Kirk Redpath of 1st Battalion, Irish Guards in southern Iraq on 9 August 2007. 

    They were both killed when their Snatch Armoured Land Rover was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device during an operation to the north of the Rumaylah oilfields, which is to the west of Basra City.

    Lance Sergeant Chris Casey, 27, was married with two children.

    Lance Corporal Kirk Redpath
    Image caption: Lance Corporal Kirk Redpath

    Lance Corporal Redpath, 22, was from Romford and was an excellent side drummer in the Pipes Platoon and was competent enough with the bugle to play at the famous Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.    

  11. Southern rail service 'at rock bottom', says MP

    The government is being asked by an MP when it will step in to take over control of Southern, whose rail services he says are at "rock bottom".  

    Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove, has written to the transport secretary to tackle the issue.

    Govia Thameslink (GTR), Southern's owner, has unveiled a temporary, reduced timetable to ease the problem, with 341 fewer daily services from Monday, saying the revised timetable would improve passengers' journeys.

    The government has not yet commented, but rail minister Claire Perry MP is due to give evidence next Monday, as the new timetable comes into force.

    Protesters campaign against Southern services

    Mr Kyle said: "What I really want is to know we have now hit rock bottom.

    "Now we have a revised timetable and I want to make sure that we are now at the point where we are pressing the reset button and we are able to move forward."

    Two Southern routes serve Kent - Tonbridge to London via Redhill in Surrey, and Ashford to Brighton via Hastings. Both routes will see a reduced service.

  12. London's Iraq fatalities: Lance Corporal James Cartwright

    Lance Corporal James Cartwright
    Image caption: Lance Corporal James Cartwright

    Londoner Lance Corporal James Cartwright, 21, of Badger Squadron, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, died following a vehicle accident in Southern Iraq at around 0100 on 16 June 2007. 

    He was the driver of a Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle involved in securing a route for a re-supply convoy. Initial reports suggest the vehicle slid off a bridge into a small canal and overturned.

    In spite of his colleagues’ best efforts to get him out of the vehicle and revive him, James was later declared dead.

    Lance Corporal Ryan Fawkes, a colleague from his Squadron, said:

    "Jay was an outstanding soldier and an even better friend. You could always count on him at work, and out of work, which is a rare thing. He was looked up to by many in Badger and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts go out to his family, girlfriend and anyone else who knew Jay." 

  13. Lord Mayor of London wants City's future protected

    The head of the City of London Corporation, Lord Mayor Jeffrey Mountevans, is calling on the government to ensure the capital retains access to the single market following the mandate for Brexit.  

    At a speech in Mansion House the Lord Mayor will say that the City had voted to be in the EU but the given the vote for Leave there is need to "protect the competitive advantage" of the Square Mile and protect the 400,000 jobs in the City.

    Lord Mayor of London Jeffrey Mountevans

    "For businesses, employees and our communities - we wanted to remain in the EU. 

    "The decision has now been taken to leave. And it is for all of us, to do everything in our power, to protect the strength and stability of our economy. To protect the competitive advantage of the City and UK. 

    "We must also be mindful of societal rifts that the referendum revealed. 

    "In the past week, British citizens, including in my own team, have been told to 'go home'. They, like many others, are feeling fearful. 

    "They feel as though the country of their birth, to which they contribute so much, doesn't want them."

  14. Boris Johnson to back Labour over EU nationals motion tonight

    Tim Donovan

    BBC London, Political Editor

    Former Mayor of London and MP for Uxbridge Boris Johnson has confirmed he will vote with Labour on the opposition Day motion:

    “I would like to set on record that countless times the Vote Leave campaign gave exactly this reassurance to people from other EU countries that live and work here and it is very disappointing that this is being called into question.

    "It think it’s absolutely right to issue in the strongest possible reassurance to EU nationals in this country, not just for moral or humanitarian reasons, but very, very sound economic reasons too.  

    "They are welcome, they are necessary, they are a vital part of our society and I will be passionately voting for this motion tonight.”

    The motion reads:

    EU nationals in the UK

    • Jeremy Corbyn
    •  Andy Burnham
    • Emily Thornberry
    • John McDonnell
    • Rebecca Long Bailey
    • Dame Rosie Winterton

    That this House notes that there are approximately three million nationals of other EU member states living in the UK; further notes that many more UK nationals are related to nationals of other EU member states; rejects the view that these men, women and children should be used as bargaining chips in negotiations on the UK's exit from the EU; and calls on the Government to commit with urgency to giving EU nationals currently living in the UK the right to remain.

  15. London's Iraq fatalities: Major Nick Bateson

    Major Nick Bateson
    Image caption: Major Nick Bateson

    Major Nick Bateson, Royal Corps of Signals, from Chislehurst, was killed in a road traffic accident in Basra, southern Iraq, on Tuesday 1 May 2007.

    The 49-year-old was riding his bicycle on the Contingency Operating Base at Basra Air Station when he was involved in an accident with a coach. He was taken to the field hospital by ambulance but sadly died of his injuries.

    Lieutenant Colonel David Craft, his Commanding Officer, said:  "Major Nick Bateson was one of life’s real characters. He was known throughout the Headquarters not only as a professional soldier and staff officer but also as an individual. His personality was bigger than simply the job he was doing. He was always the person with a smile on his face and a quick retort; the sort of person you need around to lift the team when things don’t go well. Nick had a zest and energy second to none."

  16. Southern Railway urged to rethink timetable cut

    Southern Railway is coming under increasing pressure to reconsider controversial changes to its timetable amid fears of the "devastating" impact on rail travellers. 

    Kent County Council (KCC) said parents and schoolchildren will be among those badly affected by the decision to cut 341 trains a day in a revised timetablefor a month.

    And, in a withering letter to the company today, the Conservative-led authority said Southern's changes will have a "devastating" impact on other people heavily reliant on rail travel. 

  17. London Iraq fatalities: Lieutenant Tom Tanswell

    Lieutenant Tom Tanswell
    Image caption: Lieutenant Tom Tanswell

    The Ministry of Defence confirmed the death of Lieutenant Tom Tanswell, 27, of 58 (Eyre's) Battery, 12th Regiment Royal Artillery in 2006.

    London-born Lt Tanswell died as a result of injuries sustained in a road traffic accident near Shaibah Logistics Base, southwest of Basra City, on 27 October 2006, in which a military Snatch Land Rover collided with a civilian vehicle. Three other soldiers were slightly injured in the accident.

    His Commanding Officer in Iraq, Major Marcus Tivey, said: "Tom was an unforgettable character who we were privileged to have served with. The Army and the Regiment have lost a fine young man, and the Battery has lost a good friend. All who knew Tom were touched by his zest for life; it is tragic that he should have died so close to the end of his tour."