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  1. Updates on Thursday 1 September 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 Friday with the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Tonight's weather: Fine and dry evening

    BBC Weather

    A dry and fine evening, with some clear spells. Clouding over from the north through the night with outbreaks of patchy rain arriving in western areas by dawn. 

    Minimum temperature: 14C (57F).

  3. Watch: Brian May on the start of Queen at the unveiling of Freddie Mercury blue plaque

    A Blue Plaque marking the first home Freddie Mercury lived in when he arrived in England has been unveiled.  

    The singer was living in the house when he met two other members of the band - Brian May and Roger Taylor.  

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  4. Exhibition of never-before-seen Amy Winehouse pictures

    Amy Winehouse

    Zebra One Gallery is joining forces with the Amy Winehouse Foundation to present ‘Hope,’ an exhibition of never-before-seen photos of the jazz icon. 

    A charity auction of artworks by celebrated artists including Mason Storm, Dan Pearce and Finn Stone will take place on 13 September - the day after what would have been Amy's 33rd birthday - at Soho's Century Club to raise money for the Amy Winehouse foundation. 

    The pictures will then move to Zebra One Gallery in Hampstead for a month.

  5. Watch: Transport Secretary on calls for TfL to take over Southern rail

    Earlier a £20m fund and a review board was announced in a bid to improve Southern rail services.

    The Mayor of London has called for TfL to take over the franchise. 

    This is Transport Secretary Chris Grayling's response.

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    Video caption: Chris Grayling on calls from Sadiq Khan for TfL to run the Southern rail franchise
  6. Women's Champions League: Chelsea face Wolfsburg, Hibernian play Bayern Munich

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    Chelsea Ladies player

    Chelsea Ladies will face German side Wolfsburg in the Women's Champions League for the second consecutive year, following the draw for the round of 32.

    Wolfsburg beat Chelsea in the last 16 last season on their way to the final.

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    Video caption: Premiership: Six international stars to watch in 2016-17

    BBC Sport picks out six of the biggest international signings made by English Premiership clubs ahead of the 2016-17 season.

  8. Photo: Plaque unveiled at Freddie Mercury's teen home in west London

    Brian May with Kashmira Cooke

    Queen guitarist Brian May joined Kashmira Cooke, sister of Freddie Mercury, at the unveiling of an English Heritage blue plaque to the band's lead singer at his former home at 22 Gladstone Avenue in Feltham, west London. 

  9. Watch: CCTV of punch-up in Newham chicken shop

    Police appeal over unprovoked assault at Papa’s Chicken in Newham, east London, on 27 July.

    The victim, 25, was punched and hit over the head with a chair, Met Police say.

    The suspect ran off along Milton Avenue. He later returned to the rear of the shop armed with a knife and left upon police arrival.

    He is described as a slim, muscular Bengali man, aged in his mid 30s and 5ft 10ins tall. He was wearing blue trousers and a blue hooded top.

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    Video caption: Police appeal over unprovoked assault at Papa’s Chicken in Newham on 27 July.
  10. Man held after teenager shot and wounded outside home

    A man has been arrested after a teenager was shot in the head outside his home and left in a critical condition. 

    The 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the early hours of this morning, police said. 

    The victim, who is 18, is believed to have been standing with a group of friends at the address in Turnpike Lane, north London, at around 15:30 on Tuesday when a man opened fire at them. 

    He was treated by paramedics and an air ambulance crew after his mother called for help and is in hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

  11. Watch: Mayor of London reacts to the government's £20m fund to Southern rail

    A £20m fund and a new review board has been unveiled in a bid to improve Southern rail.

    This is Sadiq Khan's response to the announcement. 

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    Video caption: A £20m fund and a new review board has been unveiled in a bid to improve Southern rail
  12. Blue Plaque unveiled on Freddie Mercury's first London home

    Freddie Mercury

    A Blue Plaque marking the first home Freddie Mercury lived in when he arrived in England has been unveiled.

    The Queen frontman moved to the semi-detached home in Feltham, west London, after his family left Zanzibar in 1964 when Mercury was 17.

    The singer was living in the house when he met two other members of the band - Brian May and Roger Taylor.

    Kashmira Cooke, his sister, said he "secretly would have been very proud and pleased" to receive the honour.

  13. Afternoon weather: Fine and dry

    BBC Weather

    Another fine and dry afternoon to come across London. It'll feel pleasant too, especially in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 23C (73F).

  14. Arrest in banker murder probe

    Oliver Dearlove
    Image caption: Oliver Dearlove, pictured here with his girlfriend Claire, collapsed in Blackheath on Sunday

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the death of a banker feared to have been killed by a single punch.

    Oliver Dearlove, 30, died after allegedly being hit by a man while waiting for a taxi after a night out in Blackheath in south-east London on Sunday.

    A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of his killing and of actual bodily harm this morning, police said. 

    Mr Dearlove, from Eltham, had been in a bar with friends in Montpelier Vale earlier in the night before heading to Tranquil Vale, where they are believed to have started speaking to a group of women. 

    The suspect is alleged to have approached the group, before attacking one of Mr Dearlove's friends and then striking him at around 00:45. The relationship manager at Duncan Lawrie Private Bank died in hospital.  

  15. Watch: Tribute paid to Penge crash victim

    Flowers have been left and tributes have been paid to Rosie Cooper, a woman named locally as a victim of a crash in Penge. 

    Emma Cameron lives nearby and said Rosie was a 'genuinely lovely girl.'

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    Video caption: Tributes have been paid to Rosie Cooper who died in a crash in Penge
  16. Union anger over Southern's 'taxpayer subsidy'

    Rail, Maritime and Transport union general secretary Mick Cash said: "Thisstinks of another multimillion-pound taxpayer subsidy to bail out the failingSouthern rail part of the Govia Thameslink franchise. 

    "If there's money to prop up this private outfit, why isn't there cash available to make sure that the guards and safety are protected on their trains? 

    "If this huge chunk of money was allocated to maintaining the safety-critical role and the jobs of the train guards on the Southern services, we could have avoided the strike action that has been forced on us again next week by the penny-pinching, profiteering and intransigence of Southern/GTR."