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  1. Updates on Tuesday 9 August 2016

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QPR celebrate

Championship club Queens Park Rangers beat League One Swindon Town 4-2 on penalties to reach the EFL Cup second round.

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National League

Chester ease to a commanding victory at home to a disappointing Dagenham & Redbridge in the National League.

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Passengers on platform

Rail firm GTR has invited the RMT union to talks "any time, any place, anywhere" to end a five-day conductors' strike.

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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. Have a good evening.    

Jose Mourinho

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says rival managers spoke out about the Paul Pogba deal because their clubs are not big enough to do such a deal.

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Woman dies in Wandsworth Prison drone police pursuit

When is a speed bump not a speed bump?

Men on trial for warehouse robbery murder

Giles Latcham

BBC Midlands Today

Two men deny murdering warehouse manager Akhtar Javeed who was shot dead in an alleged armed robbery in Birmingham.

Suraj Mistry, 26, from Leicester and Lemar Wali, 18, from Derby also deny conspiring to rob and possessing firearms with intent to cause fear of violence. 

Akhtar Javeed
West Midlands Police

The crown allege the man who pulled the trigger was Tahir Zarif, 25, from Derby, who fled to Pakistan after the murder and is still at liberty. 

Another man Asif Aurangzaib, 25, also from Derby, denies a charge of conspiracy to rob. At an earlier hearing a Dutch national, Sander van Aalten, 50, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob. 

The trial continues.

Brave warehouse boss shot after refusing to open safe, jury told

Giles Latcham

BBC Midlands Today

The 'terribly brave' manager of a soft drinks firm in Birmingham was shot after refusing to open the safe for robbers, a jury heard.

Akhtar Javeed, 56, from east London, died outside the warehouse in Digbeth in February. 

Akhtar Javeed
West Midlands Police

Opening the case at Birmingham Crown Court, James Curtis QC said: "He was terribly brave. Resisting the order to open the safe he tried to escape. But he was summarily shot.

"He was able to burst outside, mortally wounded, where he collapsed on the pavement and died from the shock and the blood loss."  

Three suspects involved in Byron insect attack

Police release images of three men they wish to speak in connection with insect attacks at Byron burger restaurants in central London.

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Simon Brown

A man killed when he apparently leaned out of a train window and was hit on the head was a life-long railway fanatic who worked in the industry.

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Emmanuel Ledesma

Brentford sign former Walsall, Middlesbrough and Rotherham midfielder Emmanuel Ledesma on non-contract terms.

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CCTV of Stephen Lawrence suspect

Police investigating the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence are following up "numerous calls and pieces of information" after a new CCTV appeal.

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Woman dies in Wandsworth Prison drone police pursuit

A woman has died in a car crash after a police pursuit by officers investigating a drone being flown near Wandsworth prison.  

Full report at 6.30pm on BBC One. 

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Roderick Russell

A sex attacker has been jailed for beating and trying to rape an 86-year-old widow more than 20 years ago.

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Arsenal defender Gabriel

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

Arsenal defender Gabriel is out for six to eight weeks, increasing the likelihood of a bid for Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi.

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Tortoise found by bin men

The story of the tortoise who crawled into a bin

A tortoise who crawled into a bin has been reunited with his owner
Loxford Lane

An 11-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man are injured in a shotgun incident in London.

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Train accident victim was a 'life-long railway fanatic'

Friends of Simon Brown, who died as he leaned out of a Gatwick Express train, have said the 24-year-old was a "life-long railway fanatic".

Friend Reuben Smith has launched a fundraising page to help cover the costs of the funeral. 

"Railways were his life. I have known him since we were 12. It is very sad." 

Writing on his fundraising page, Mr Smith said: "Simon was a great friend of ours and a real light in the railway world. He was always smiling, cheerful and would bend over backwards to help anyone. There's now a massive hole in our close-knit community where he was. 

Afternoon weather: Mainly dry and sunny

BBC Weather

It will be a fine, albeit breezy, afternoon with sunshine and a scattering of fair weather cloud. 

 Maximum Temperature: 21C (70F).

BBC London afternoon weather 9 August 2016
Buckingham Palace

A 22-year-old man is arrested after he climbed over a security fence at Buckingham Palace, police say.

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Police investigate Studio 338 nightclub fire

Officers are investigating a fire in south-east London which left one man in a critical condition in hospital.  

Fire crews are still damping down the fire which started yesterday. 


A tortoise who crawled into a bin is reunited with his owner following hours of searching using GPS and a thermal imaging camera after bin men took him away.

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Lewis Page West Ham

Coventry City sign Lewis Page on a five-month loan until 12 January from Premier League side West Ham United.

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The scene of the collision

A woman dies in a car crash after a police pursuit by officers investigating a drone being flown near Wandsworth prison.

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Man who died in train accident named as 24-year-old Simon Brown

A man who died in a train accident on Sunday has been named as 24-year-old Simon Brown.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the train enthusiast and railway worker was originally from East Grinstead, West Sussex, had recently moved to the Bristol area to be closer to his girlfriend.

Simon was killed close to Wandsworth Common Station in London as he leaned out of a Gatwick Express train window. He suffered a fatal head injury.

A Justgiving page set up by Simon's friends has raised £2,000 towards a funeral and to create a memorial on the train he worked on.

BreakingA man held after climbing Buckingham Palace fence

A 22-year-old man arrested after climbing over security fence at Buckingham Palace, say police

Police drone chase: IPCC to investigate woman's death

An IPCC spokeswoman said: "The IPCC is independently investigating police actions prior to a fatal road traffic incident in south London in the early hours of Tuesday 9 August in which a woman has died and a man has been critically injured. 

 "The Metropolitan Police referred the matter to the IPCC because a police vehicle was following the car involved in the collision immediately prior to the incident. 

 "IPCC investigators attended the scene and also the post-incident procedures where the officers involved are providing their accounts. The investigation is in its early stages."

Ten years of airport restrictions on liquids

Gareth George takes a look at items confiscated at Stansted Airport

Woman dies following police chase after drone spotted near prison

A woman in her 20s has died in a car crash after a police pursuit by officers investigating a drone that was being flown near prison grounds.

Police were called to Groom Crescent near Wandsworth Prison in south London in the early hours and began following a car that they saw driving away. 

A short while later, the car crashed in Ashcombe Street at the junction of Wandsworth Bridge Road, and the woman passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver, a man also thought to be in his 20s, is in a critical condition in hospital. 

The police watchdog is investigating.

Court sketch of Zakaria Bulhan

A 19-year-old charged with murdering a US tourist and wounding five other people in a knife attack in central London will go on trial next year.

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WATCH: Curtain Call - a 360 degree art installation

This immersive art installation celebrates 50 years of the Roundhouse in Camden.

The Den

League One side Millwall sign striker Harry Smith from Folkestone Invicta for an undisclosed fee.

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Free hire bikes to celebrate six years

Hire bikes in London will be free to use this weekend to celebrate the scheme's sixth anniversary.

A shareable code will be publicised which when entered into the Santander Cycles app or docking station terminal, will provide free access to the cycles with all journeys up to 30 minutes.

Since the launch of London’s cycle hire scheme in July 2010 more than 52 million journeys have been made.

Santander bikes

Knife crime: children living in fear

These young Londoners say they live in fear of being stabbed.  

We spoke to them at the CRIB in hackney and Brixton Soup Kitchen. 

Many families could not afford a month's rent if they lost job - Shelter

House sitting on coins

One in three families in England could not pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job, a study for the charity Shelter suggests.

High housing costs and a lack of personal savings are cited by the charity as reasons for this.

The online survey by pollsters YouGov in July questioned 1,581 people in working families with children.

"Strong protections" are in place for "those who fall on difficult times," a government spokesman commented.

Andre Ayew

Forward Andre Ayew signs a four-year deal with West Ham United after moving from Swansea City in a £20.5m deal.

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Watch: Today’s headlines from BBC London

Here are the latest headlines from BBC London News.