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  1. Updates on Tuesday 30 August 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: Fine and dry

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    It will be a pleasant evening with late sunshine and light winds. A clear night follows and it will remain dry. 

    Lows of 13 Deg C (55 Deg F)

  3. Huge wooden sculpture to be burnt to commemorate Great Fire

    Various events are taking place in the capital to mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London. 

    BBC London's Brenda Emmanus has been taking a look at some of them, and will have more at 6.30pm on BBC One. 

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  4. Watch: A growing number of train drivers are women

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    Video caption: A growing number of train drivers are women

    See the full report from Tom Edwards on BBC One at 6.30pm

  5. Eltham man 'caught red-handed' trying to smuggle millions of pounds worth of cannabis from Spain to Swanley

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    An Eltham man who was caught smuggling more than 200kg of cannabis from Spain to Swanley has been handed a four-year prison sentence.

  6. Concerns over Notting Hill Carnival safety

    A former Scotland Yard officer says there should be radical changes to the event.

    Watch more on BBC London News tonight from 18:30.

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    Video caption: A former Scotland Yard officer says there should be radical changes to the event
  7. Weather: More sunshine this afternoon

    There will be oodles of warm sunshine for all of us today with hardly any cloud or wind.

    Maximum temperature: 25 C (77 F)

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    Video caption: More sunshine this afternoon
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    Video caption: Saima Ahmed death: Family 'devastated' by lack of answers

    The brother of a woman from London whose body was found on an Edinburgh golf course earlier this year appeals for information about her death.

  9. 'Please offer me a seat' Tube badge trial

    After the success of the ‘Baby on Board’ badge, Transport for London are about to trial a new ‘Please offer me a seat’ badge for people with hidden disabilities or health conditions.

    They’ve recruited 1,000 people to take part from 12 September.

    'Please offer me a seat' badge

    Some passengers – such as James McNaught, who’s part of the trial – had already started making their own badges to alert fellow passengers to their condition.  

    The 45-year-old designed ‘Cancer on board’ badges after travelling on the Tube between Kentish Town and University College Hospital for chemotherapy.

    The radiotherapy on his throat left him unable to speak to ask for a seat, and the morphine made him appear drunk.

    “I'm really pleased TfL is doing this trial,” he said. “A badge and card could help make a real difference to the lives of people undergoing drug treatment or with longer term conditions or disabilities.”

  10. Watch: Social housing shortages

    Councils, particularly those in London, are choosing to tackle a shortage of affordable homes by investing in accommodation in other parts of the country.  

    Click here for the full report. 

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  11. Watch: Notting Hill Carnival 2016

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    Video caption: Key moments from Notting Hill Carnival this year