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  1. Updates on Friday 15 July 2016

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

  2. Tonight's weather: Humid night ahead

    BBC Weather

    Any light patchy rain will clear to the east through the early evening, leaving a cloudy and humid night for many. 

    There may even be some mist or fog on higher ground such as The Chilterns. Lows of 15C (59F).

  3. Watch: Tap into the Tube with 'Oyster card' nails

    A student has created a set of false nails which enables people to tap in and out of London's transport network. 

    The radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip technology nails allow you to use London Tubes, buses and trains with the wave of a hand. 

    Lucie Davis, a jewellery design student from Maida Vale, said: "I just wanted to add a bit of magic to daily routines."

    Video content

    Video caption: What do you think of these 'Oyster card' nails?

    Ms Davis, who graduates from Central Saint Martins next week, explained: "I was playing on that whole notion of touching in and touching out and I wanted to make it an even more intimate and relatable experienced. 

    "I like to think it has increased functionality. People have been saying 'I need this in my life'." 

  4. 'One in five visitors' to London's Royal Parks leave litter

    One in five visitors to the capital's Royal Parks do not bin their litter, contributing to the £1.7m cost of clearing rubbish, research by Keep Britain Tidy has found.

    The study looked at littering hotspots in St James's and Green Parks, the most popular parks in London, 

    It also found people in groups were more likely to leave rubbish on the ground and women tended to litter more than men. 

    Green Park
    Image caption: London's eight Royal Parks attract about 77 million visits a year, with Green Park getting 14 million visits

    The research comes as The Royal Parks published its Sustainability Strategy.   

    More than 77 million visits are made to the eight Royal Parks in London annually, with St James's Park (16.8m) and Green Park (14m) attracting most visitors.

    The report also found 16 to 24-year-olds were the best recyclers while those under 16 were more likely to throw rubbish on the ground and worst to recycle. 

  5. QPR receive training ground boost

    BBC Sport

    QPR players

    Queens Park Rangers appear to have moved closer to building a new training ground at Warren Farm after an application for a footpath to be built across the site in Southall was rejected.

    The ruling by Ealing Council’s Regulatory Committee came after a group of residents filed the application as part of their attempt to prevent the Championship club acquiring the site.

    “This is another important step forward for the new facility at Warren Farm and we are pleased with the council’s decision,” QPR’s chief operating officer Mark Donnelly said.

  6. London Overground 'severe delays'

    BBC Travel

    There are severe delays on London Overground between Willesden Junction and Stratford and minor delays between Willesden Junction and Richmond, and between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction due to electrical supply problems at Gospel Oak.  

  7. Londoners Heath and Wall miss Open cut

    Gerald Scott

    BBC Sport Online at Royal Troon

    Londoners James Heath and Anthony Wall both missed the cut at golf's Open Championship at Troon.

    Worcester Park's Heath, 33, hit rounds of 75 and 77 to bow out on 10 over par in his first appearance at The Open.

    Anthony Wall

    Wall also failed to make it through to the weekend, finishing on seven over after rounds of 76 and 73.

    But the 41-year-old, who won a return invite on the back of last year’s 12th-place finish, misses the cut for just the second time in seven appearances.

  8. Harry Potter actor returns to theatre at pop-up venue

    Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis returns to the stage in the London premiere of new play Unfaithful. 

    The 27-year-old will be ditching his schoolboy image as Neville Longbottom to play a young man having an affair with an older woman in the black comedy about infidelity by Irish playwright Owen McCafferty. 

    Heartbeat's Niamh Cusack and The Borgias co-stars Ruta Gedmintas and Sean Campion also star in the play about two unhappy couples whose crossed paths bring their relationships to the brink. 

    Unfaithful runs from August 25 to October 8 at pop-up venue Found111, the original site of the Central Saint Martins School of Art.

    Ruta Gedmintas and Matthew Lewis
    Image caption: Ruta Gedmintas and Matthew Lewis
  9. Watch: I tried to fly to London on a fake passport


    Hassan left Syria after he was tortured for protesting against the government - his aim was to reach the UK. 

    After his dinghy sank in the Med, smugglers took him to Paris where he bought a fake passport and a plane ticket to London. 

    Exodus: Our Journey To Europe was broadcast on BBC Two.

  10. Met urges Nice attack witnesses to come forward

    French Embassy London

    Following last night's attack in Nice, the Met are appealing for any UK nationals or media who were in France and may have images or footage of the incidents to come forward and assist the investigation. 

    Police in the UK have activated an online platform where images and videos can be uploaded, which could provide important information for the investigating authorities. 

    The public and the media are being asked to upload any images or footage they may have taken at the scenes

    Anyone who may have information which could assist the investigation should call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. 

    In an emergency dial 999. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is ready to assist British nationals who may have been affected. 

    If you are in France, or if you are concerned about any British nationals who may have been caught-up in the attack, please call the Foreign Office on +44 (0) 20 7008 0000.

  11. Watch: Walking tours of Croydon

    Hannah Gelbart

    BBC London News

    The National Trust has started offering walking tours of Croydon. Some find it an unlikely choice, but others can see the beauty in Croydon's Brutalist architecture and concrete towers.

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    Video caption: The National Trust is offering walking tours of Croydon
  12. Curry house owner guilty of 1997 murder of takeaway worker

    A curry house owner has been found guilty of murdering another takeaway worker who was hacked to death after being lured to a quiet street with a fake order nearly 20 years ago.

    Foyjur Rahman, 44, was accused of being one of four men involved in the attack on 25-year-old Abdul Samad in Islington.

    Foyjur Rahman
    Image caption: Foyjur Rahman

    The court had heard how the victim, who was known as Kamal, from Bow, turned up in Alwyne Road with a bag of curry after receiving a bogus order on the evening of 21 May 1997.

    But he dropped the curry and ran for his life when two men in black masks intercepted him armed with a meat cleaver and a knife, jurors were told.

    Mr Samad was set upon and left in a pool of blood. He was taken to hospital but died the next day.

    A post mortem examination found 18 separate chopping and stabbing injuries, including a "gaping" four-inch wide wound to his waist.

    Rahman had fled to the US following the murder but was extradited in January and arrested.

    He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 18 years.

  13. School project to tackle extremism launched in St John's Wood

    A UK-wide programme aimed at teaching young people to stand up against extremism has been launched in a St John's Wood school.

    Pupils being taught in classroom

    Extreme Dialogue was launched at Quintin Kynaston, the school once attended by Mohammed Emwazi, who became known as "Jihadi John".

    The scheme uses the stories of people who have been radicalised in the past.

    Organisers said it was "vital" to give pupils "skills to challenge extremism".

    Mohammed Emwazi
  14. Rail minister Claire Perry resigns despite saying quitting would not resolve Southern problems

    The government's rail minister has resigned - just after telling MPs she did not believe quitting would help resolve problems with train services in London and south-east England.

    Claire Perry

    The Department for Transport confirmed Claire Perry had quit, but did not give reasons for her departure.

    On Wednesday she said the chaos on Southern routes "feels like a failure".

    There has been mounting anger from commuters after repeated cancellations and late-running services.

  15. Yiannoulla Yianni's family breaks down as verdict is given

    Yiannoulla Yianni

    Warnock's DNA was added to the national database and found to be a match for samples taken from Yiannoulla's body. 

    The divorced father-of-two, who was still living in the local community, tried to explain away the evidence by claiming to have had a secret affair with Yiannoulla, even though the teenager was brought up in a traditional Greek Cypriot family and never had a boyfriend. 

    Her family broke down in tears as a jury at the Old Bailey took just over two hours to find Warnock guilty today.

    The verdict could only be reported after the defendant had admitted six charges of distributing indecent images of children in 2013 and 2015. He will be sentenced later for all the offences.