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  1. Updates on Wednesday 17 August 2016

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

  2. Tonight's weather: Dry and muggy overnight

    BBC Weather

    It will gradually cloud over from the west during the evening although still with one or two clearer spells. It should remain dry for most though, with light winds. 

    It'll feel a little mild and muggy in the City and other urban areas. Minimum temperature: 14C (57F).

  3. Wandsworth Council becomes 'first' to formally protect pubs

    A south-west London council says it has become the first in the UK to formally protect its pubs from redevelopment.

    Wandsworth has told owners of 120 of its best-loved bars they will need planning permission to convert them into homes or shops.

    The Bedford

    Deputy council leader Jonathan Cook said it could prove to be a "turning point" for the nation's "vulnerable pub trade" if other councils follow suit.

    Currently owners do not need permission to change a property's business use.

  4. Sadiq Khan unveils new environment deputy mayor

    Sadiq Khan and Shirley Rodrigues

    Shirley Rodrigues, acting executive director for climate change and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, has been named as the new deputy mayor for environment and energy.

    London mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Shirley Rodrigues brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and is the perfect person to deliver my agenda to make London a cleaner and greener city.

    “Shirley will drive forward the urgent action needed to ensure Londoners no longer have to fear the air we breathe and will address the failure to tackle the problem by the previous Mayor and Government.

    “I am sure she will be a fantastic addition to my top team, taking on a crucial portfolio that has become an issue of life and death.”

  5. Villa sign Palace midfielder Jedinak

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    Mile Jedinak

    Aston Villa sign midfielder Mile Jedinak from Crystal Palace on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

    Villa sign Palace midfielder Jedinak

    Mile Jedinak

    Aston Villa sign midfielder Mile Jedinak from Crystal Palace on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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  6. Police watchdog investigates 29-year-old's death

    A 29-year-old man has died after he "became unwell" when police were called to reports of a disturbance in Bedfont in Hounslow. 

    London Ambulance Service took the man to hospital where he died early yesterday evening.

    The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), is investigating.

  7. Watch: Uber challenges new English tests for drivers

    Uber has launched a legal challenge to fight new English tests for thousands of its drivers. Transport for London (TfL) says the new rules are for the public's safety.  

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    Video caption: Uber has launched a legal challenge to fight new English tests for thousands of drivers.
  8. Night buses brought in to boost Night Tube cover in London

    Eight new bus services will be launched in London this weekend to complementthe city's new Night Tube. 

    The 24-hour buses will help people using the all-night Tube on Friday and Saturday nights to get to and from stations, according to Transport for London. 

    New 24-hour bus routes:

    • 34 - Barnet Church to Walthamstow Central
    • 123 - Ilford High Road to Wood Green
    • 145 - Leytonstone to Dagenham
    • 158 - Stratford to Chingford Mount
    • 296 - Ilford Broadway to Romford
    • E1 - Greenford Broadway to Ealing Broadway
    • W3 - Finsbury Park to Northumberland Park
    • W7 - Finsbury Park to Muswell Hill Broadway
  9. Lunchtime weather: Dry, sunny and warm afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will be fine and dry this afternoon with long sunny spells, light winds and it will feel pleasantly warm. Maximum temperature: 24C (75F) 

  10. 'Knife carrying' student near Buckingham Palace sectioned

    A 25-year-old university student accused of possessing a folded knife near a gate of the Buckingham Palace has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act by Westminster Magistrates' Court.

    Chinese national Hang Zhang, 25, of Hawley Street, Sheffield, was arrested on Friday and charged with possession of an offensive weapon, after being found near the south-centre pedestrian gate. 

    Buckingham Palace

    The Sheffield University student, was sectioned under Section Two of the Act following an assessment, the court heard.

    Mr Zhang, who denied living at the address given to the court, was released on conditional bail and told to stay on the Burbage Ward at the Michael Carlisle Centre in Sheffield, until his next appearance at court on 14 September.