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  1. Updates on Tuesday 12 July 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 Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Tonight's weather: Showers dying out

    BBC Weather

    The majority of today's showers will gradually die away overnight, leaving a few persisting across parts of London by tomorrow morning, allowing some clearer spells to develop. 

    Minimum temperature 11C (52F).

  3. Theresa May: the early years

    How Theresa May cut her teeth in politics in South London

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    Video caption: How Theresa May cut her teeth in politics - in South London
  4. WATCH: I Am London exhibition opens

    Hannah Gelbart

    BBC London News

    The I Am London exhibition has opened at Kings Cross, showing photos of Londoners and their city. What do you love about London?

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    Video caption: The I Am London exhibition has opened at King's Cross
  5. Rosena Allin-Khan: 'I will work to protect NHS staff'

    The new Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan told Parliament in her maiden speech that she "could not be prouder" of her NHS colleagues at St George's Hospital and throughout the country.

    "I will work to protect them from the attacks they are under. Our NHS staff see work as a vocation, not as a job," she said.

    Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

    "This is why they have been so damaged by the recent mishandling of the junior doctors' contract, and why nurses are so distraught when they see their bursaries axed."

    "It is morally reprehensible that student nurses are forced to seek food banks or that women in medicine are penalised for having children."

  6. David Cameron on last visit as PM

    David Cameron told London school children that history is in the making as a female Prime Minister gets ready to over at Number 10. 

    His last visit as PM was to the Reach Academy in Feltham - a free school set up in 2012 during his time in Government. 

    He told pupils he'd rather be a teacher than a farmer, and then tucked into a school lunch for the last time - a baked potato with beans.   

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    Video caption: David Cameron visits a London school on his last visit as Prime Minister
  7. Floating garden using left over Chelsea flowers to open on Greenwich Penninsula

    A floating garden created using thousands of plants salvaged from this year's Chelsea Flower Show is to open on the jetty at Greenwich Peninsula.

    Mock-up drawing of floating garden

    Entry to Farmopolis will be free to visitors, who will be able to walk around a new "green oasis", according to the organisers.

    Live music, literary salons and immersive theatre will take place at the site over the summer and the people behind the garden also hope to develop the space into an urban farm.

    The project is being created through a partnership between festival organisers Secret Production, landscape and art practice Wayward, and Greenwich Penninsula.

    It will open to the public on 30 July.

  8. Discovering the next generation of Olympic athletes

    Olympic & World Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua has been at an event which aims to find the next generation of athletes for Tokyo 2020 and beyond. 

    Hundreds of young people have been tested for their Olympic sporting potential in Stratford this morning. BBC London's Sara Orchard was there. 

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    Video caption: Boxer Anthony Joshua on why it's important to try out a range of sports
  9. New Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan gives maiden speech in Parliament

    New Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has made her maiden speech in the House of Commons.

    Dr Allin-Khan was elected after Sadiq Khan stepped down when he was elected Mayor of London.

    She told Parliament: "Just two months ago I was working day and night on our NHS frontline as an emergency doctor.

    Rosena Allin-Khan

    "I will endeavour to build upon Sadiq's fine legacy, standing tall for all of Tooting."

    "There has always been a rich tapestry of communities living harmoniously alongside one another, and that unity should be celebrated, and I will defend it with every fibre of my being."

  10. Revised Southern timetable: No trains at Birkbeck

    Southern rail have a new timetable which they say will improve reliability. But at Birkbeck station in zone 4, there are no trains. 

    BBC London Transport Correspondent Tom Edwards says some passengers are still turning up.  

  11. Afternoon weather: Risk of heavy showers

    BBC Weather

    Many of us will see further showers this afternoon and these could then turn heavy and thundery in places, with some slow moving torrential downpours possible. 

    Highs of 20C (68F).

  12. London Mayor calls for Southern trains to have its franchise stripped

    Sadiq Khan says he's appalled at the 'unceasing misery' inflicted on passengers of Southern rail services. 

    It comes after months of delays, cancellations and overcrowding. The rail operator, Govia Thameslink Railway, claims a reduced timetable will help improve reliability - but Mr Khan says TfL should take over the service.

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    Video caption: Sadiq Khan says he's appalled at the 'unceasing misery' inflicted on passengers
  13. Watch: General election in 2016 or 2020, Croydon voters are asked

    The Daily Politics

    The people of Croydon are asking if they want a general election now that Theresa May is set to move into Downing Street.

    Some political opponents have said this warrants a fresh election, although the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act means the date will be May 2020, unless MPs vote for one before.

    The Daily Politics moodbox - an unscientific test with a plastic box and balls - was used to gauge the mood on the streets of the south London borough by reporter Adam Fleming.

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    Video caption: The people of Croydon are asked if they want a general election as there will be a new PM.
  14. Charity worker 'a political pawn'

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her young daughter were stopped at Tehran airport as they tried to return home to north London. 

    Her husband Richard Ratcliffe told BBC London he suspects his wife is being held as an international bargaining chip. 

    The Foreign Office said it had raised the case "at the highest levels". 

    Read more here: UK-Iranian charity worker faces trial in Iran 

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    Video caption: A north London woman held in Iran is being used as a 'bargaining chip', her husband claims
  15. Man scales crane at new Spurs stadium site

    Emergency service crews are negotiating with a man who scaled a crane after he broke into the site of Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium last night.

    Emergency services at top of crane

    The Met said officers were called to the construction site on High Road, N17, at 18:40 after receiving reports a man had climbed the 65m (210ft) crane.

    Emergency services in crane cab

    Crews from the London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance service are also at the site.

    Emergency services worker climbing on crane

    Spurs hope to move into their new £400m home before the 2018-19 season.

    Construction site of new Tottenham stadium
  16. RMT claims strike-hit Southern rail 'out of control

    Managers on Southern rail have had to work as conductors on a reduced timetable brought in to cope with disruption, the RMT union has claimed.

    The union, which is in dispute with parent firm Govia Thameslink (GTR) over guards' roles, said managers with the correct safety certification had been "press-ganged" into working on trains.

    Souther Rail

    It comes ass London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on the government to strip GTR of its franchise.

    He said: "Passengers are paying thousands of pounds for a service that, rather than being 'turn up and go', has become 'turn up and hope'."

    The mayor wants the government to take temporary responsibility for Southern services and a speedier timetable for transferring suburban services to Transport for London.

  17. Hurst's 1966 England World Cup winning shirt fails to sell at auction

    The shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in England's 1966 World Cup victory, which was expected to fetch up to £500,000, has failed to sell at auction.

    The striker was wearing the number 10 shirt as he scored his famous hat-trick against West Germany.

    The auctioneers Sotheby's said the bidding failed to meet the reserve price despite the shirt generating "a great deal of interest".

    Sir Geoff Hurst
    Image caption: Sir Geoff Hurst scored twice in extra time
  18. Tottenham set to sign Netherlands striker

    Vincent Janssen

    Tottenham are set to complete a £17m deal for Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar this week.

    The 22-year-old arrived in London on Sunday for a medical.

    Janssen got 27 league goals in his first campaign in the Dutch top flight last season and scored a penalty on his international debut in March - a 2-1 win over England.

    Janssen will be the Premier League club's second summer signing after Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama.