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  1. Updates on Tuesday 26 July 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Tonight's weather: Cloudy but mostly dry

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    A cloudy but mostly dry evening with only limited bright or sunny spells. 

    The cloud will then thicken overnight with one or two spots of rain, especially over higher ground such as the Chilterns. 

    Then more widespread, but mostly light, rain and drizzle will spread east around dawn. It will feel humid too. Minimum temperature: 16C (61F).

  3. Kew Gardens reveals the world’s 'longest' double herbaceous borders

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    Video caption: The world’s 'longest' double herbaceous borders have been revealed at Kew Gardens
  4. WATCH: England's Bobby Moore awarded blue plaque on Barking home

    Bobby Moore, the only England captain to win a World Cup, has been honoured with a blue plaque. 

    The memorial in on his childhood home at 43 Waverley Gardens in Barking, east London where he first learned to play football.  

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    Video caption: Bobby Moore, the only England captain to win a World Cup, is honoured with a blue plaque
  5. Watch: Landlords cram people into homes in London

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    Video caption: Landlords are cramming people into homes in London
  6. Met detective sacked after 'cruel and vindictive' abuse of ex-girlfriend

    A detective who left cards in pub toilets falsely claiming his ex-girlfriend was a prostitute has been sacked.

    Ian Mangham was dismissed by Scotland Yard for discreditable conduct after a "cruel and vindictive" campaign of abuse against his former partner. 

    The detective sergeant, based in Barking and Dagenham, met the woman because she was a victim of domestic violence and pursued her until they began a relationship. 

    But he began bombarding her with unwanted postal deliveries after they split in 2013, and put her phone number on cards advertising sexual services and left them in pub toilets and phone boxes. 

    The Metropolitan Police confirmed today that Mangham had been sacked without notice.

    He was jailed for 16 weeks for harassment in May and ordered to pay £3,000 to his victim and £500 costs, as well as being placed under a restraining order.

  7. ‘Irreplaceable’ sculptures stolen from Somme exhibition

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    Two “irreplaceable” sculptures designed as part of an art installation exhibit commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme have been stolen from the Honeywood Museum in Carshalton.

  8. Watch: How does a sniffer dog help the fire brigade?

    Fire investigator Paul Osborne tells us why a sniffer dog is crucial to the work of the London Fire Brigade.

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    Video caption: A fire investigator tells us why a sniffer dog is crucial
  9. Watch: Giant sculpture of Rebecca Adlington appears in The Serpentine

    A giant replica of two-time Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington has been installed at The Serpentine, Hyde Park.

    With the 2016 Rio Olympics kicking off on 5 August, the 12ft x 40ft model was commissioned by Team GB sponsor to spur the British Olympic athletes on to a great start at the Games.

    The installation shows Rebecca in front crawl position and features her wearing swimming goggles and a cap.

    Lead sculptor Ian Prendergast studied hundreds of pictures of Adlington competing to ensure the sculpture reflects her front crawl technique accurately. 

    The sculpture is made entirely from fibre glass and took a team of three sculptures over two months to construct and using 50 litres of paint. It is equivalent in length to a double decker bus.

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    Striker Tony Watt

    Jonathan Sutherland

    BBC Scotland

    Tony Watt says he has "grown up" since his Champions League heroics against Barcelona and aims to shine on loan at Hearts.

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  11. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child gets five star reviews

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won five-star reviews from critics, with one describing it as "a game-changing production".

    The play, written by Jack Thorne, is set 19 years after the seventh and final book in the series by JK Rowling.

    Jamie Parker as Harry Potter

    It opens officially at the Palace Theatre, in London's West End, on Saturday.

    Audiences have been urged to "keep the secrets" since the play began previews in early June