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  1. Updates on Friday 4 November 2016

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Ben Davies

Tottenham defender Ben Davies is ruled out of Wales' World Cup qualifier with Serbia after suffering an ankle injury.

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Eden Hazard

Timothy Abraham

BBC Sport

Eden Hazard scores twice as Chelsea climb to the top of the Premier League with a stylish victory over Everton.

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Bojan Krkic

Mandeep Sanghera

BBC Sport

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic earns his side a draw at West Ham as the Potters extend their unbeaten run to six games.

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Ashley Barnes celebrates

Jamie Strickland

BBC Sport

Ashley Barnes hits a stunning last-minute winner as Burnley claim a pulsating victory over Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.

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Tom Cairney

Phil Cartwright

BBC Sport

Goals from Sone Aluko and Tom Cairney give Fulham a deserved west London derby win over Brentford at Griffin Park.

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Good evening from BBC London Live

BBC London News

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

Have a good weekend.

Tonight's weather: Dry but cold

BBC Weather

The rain will stop this evening, leaving a dry but cold start to the night. Cloud will increase towards dawn though, and it will become windy with outbreaks of showery rain spreading southwards. 

Minimum temperature: 3C (37F).

Blue plaque honour for Ava Gardner's London home

Ava Gardner
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Hollywood actress Ava Gardner is being honoured by English Heritage with a blue plaque on what was her "cosy" London home. 

The star of the silver screen moved to London permanently in 1968, buying the first floor flat at 34 Ennismore Gardens, in upper-crust Knightsbridge, in 1972. 

During the last 18 years of her life, the femme fatale spent most evenings in the spacious, luxury apartment - by the fire eating dinner on a tray, served to her by her long-time housekeeper. 

She would sit next to the portable TV in the company of her beloved Pembroke Welsh corgis. 

Gardner, often described as the most beautiful woman in the world, enjoyed the anonymity of life in London and when she did go out, she would make an occasional visit to the ballet, theatre or the Ennismore Arms Pub. 

She died at her London home in 1990 at the age of 67.

Plaque for Ava Gardner

Severe accident: A1203 London westbound

BBC Travel

A1203 London westbound severe accident, between A1261 Aspen Way and A126 Butcher Row affecting A124 Barking Road.

A1203 London - A1203 Limehouse Link (Tunnel) in Poplar closed westbound between the A1261 Aspen Way junction and the A126 Butcher Row junction, because of an accident involving motorbike and a car. Congestion on A1011 Manor Road to Canning Town Flyover.

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Watch: Pixie Geldof's first TV interview

Pixie Geldof, daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has given her first ever TV interview to BBC London.

Her debut album ‘I’m Yours’ comes out today.

Her debut album ‘I’m Yours’ comes out today

Night Tsar more about ribbon cutting, say Conservatives

Conservatives on the London Assembly are a little lukewarm over the mayor's appointment of Amy Lamé as the capital's first Night Tsar.

Bexley and Bromley AM Gareth Bacon said: “The economic benefits of improving London’s night time economy could be immense, and the benefits to a Night Time Tsar position have been clear since Boris proposed it last year.

“Sadiq appointing Amy Lamé, a London celebrity, over someone with more experience running a business in the night time economy is a decision the Assembly will need to seriously scrutinise. 

“The Mayor has already scaled back the role from chairing the night time commission, meaning this position may be less about the economy and more about ribbon cutting.”

Stevie Eskinazi

Middlesex batsman Stevie Eskinazi signs a new contract, which will keep him at Lord's until the end of 2019.

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Government withdraws funding for new planned London concert hall

The Government has decided to stop funding a planned project to build a new concert hall in London.

Previous chancellor George Osborne provided £5.5 million for a detailed business case for the London Concert Hall project to be developed, but ministers have decided it does not offer value for money for the taxpayer and is not affordable. 

It is understood around £1.25 million has been spent, with the rest now returning to the Exchequer. 

A government spokesman said: "London is already home to world class culture and music venues, from the iconic Royal Albert Hall to the Barbican Hall and the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre. 

"The Government provided funding to consider the business case for a new London Concert Hall to add to this mix, but has concluded that it does not currently offer value for money for taxpayers and is not affordable. Therefore it will no longer fund contributions to this project."

Watch: It's the first birthday of Weather Watchers

Weather Watcher Ruth Wadey's photos have been shown all over the BBC

Whittle drops out of UKIP leadership contest

BBC Radio London

The man who was UKIP's candidate for London mayor earlier this year has announced he's dropping out of the race to be the party's new leader.

Peter Whittle, who's now a member of the London Assembly, is urging his supporters to back former deputy leader Paul Nuttall, saying UKIP needs a leader who "knows the party inside out".

Watch: London's first "night tsar" announced

 Amy Lamé has become London's first "night tsar" in a move to boost the night time economy  

Amy Lamé

Storm in a Brexit cup of coffee… or chic cocktails all the way for those catering to Hackney café society?

Loving Dalston

Community news website

Afternoon weather: Cloud, sunshine and showers

BBC Weather

It will be rather cloudy this afternoon with some bright spells. There will be some showery rain at times, but it will turn drier later in the day, and it will be rather chilly. Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).

Amy Lamé

Writer and broadcaster Amy Lame becomes London's first night tsar in a bid to boost the pub and nightclub scene.

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Ethem Orhon

A "disturbed loner" who randomly attacked four women during a supermarket car park stabbing spree is jailed for 20 years.

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Poppy row: Crystal Palace's Alan Pardew backs FA stance
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says he supports the Football Association's stance in the poppy row with Fifa.

Severe disruption: A3 Greater London northbound

BBC Travel

A3 Greater London northbound severe disruption, at A2043 Malden Road.

A3 Greater London - A3 Malden Way Kingston By Pass in New Malden closed and queuing traffic northbound at Malden Junction, because of an overturned lorry. Diversion in operation - via the roundabout above. Congestion to Esher Common.

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Ten Premier League players are nominated for the Best Fifa Men's Player 2016, including Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante.

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Car park stabbing spree caught on CCTV

Police have released CCTV of a knifeman who went on a stabbing spree in a supermarket car park in Hampton, injuring four women. Ethem Orhon, 67, has been jailed for 20 years.

Gordon Semple in the park

A drug addict accused of strangling a police officer and trying to dissolve the body in acid is "not a monster", a court hears.

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Phil Brown: 'Allardyce is as good as Wenger, if not better'

Allardyce's former assistant says Sam is just as able as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Sam Allardyce is "as good as Arsene Wenger, if not better", according to Phil Brown, who worked with the 60-year-old at Bolton.

He was speaking after the West Ham manager Allardyce said there was "no coach more sophisticated" than himself in the Premier League.

Brown also said Allardyce was a "statistical genius."

This clip is from 5 live sport on Wednesday 11 February 2015.

Severe disruption: A117 London southbound

BBC Travel

A117 London southbound severe disruption, at A124 Barking Road.

A117 London - A117 High Street South in East Ham closed southbound at the A124 Barking Road junction, because of an incident on the railway. Diversion in operation - for buses 101, 104, 147, 300, 325, 376 and 474.

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Janet Morsy

Ben Moore

South Today

A woman who was critically injured in a frenzied stabbing attack in a west London car park recalls how she thought she was going to die.

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Greens 'will not' field candidate in Richmond Park by-election

The Green Party will not field a candidate in the Richmond Park by-election and has urged Labour to drop out of the race and back the Liberal Democrats to beat Zac Goldsmith. 

The Lib Dems are pouring resources into the seat in an effort to overturn Mr Goldsmith's 23,000 majority on a pro-EU ticket. 

Mr Goldsmith will fight the 1 December election as an independent after quitting the Conservative Party in protest at the Government's support for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Watch: An oil field in the Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills could house an oil field worth millions of pounds. Now campaigners have set up a camp to stop work at Leith Hill, near Dorking.  

Oil fields in the Surrey Hills

Severe disruption: A127 Greater London both ways

BBC Travel

A127 Greater London both ways severe disruption, between Ardleigh Green Road and A12.

A127 Greater London - A127 in Ardleigh Green closed in both directions between the Ardleigh Green Road junction and Gallows Corner, because of bridge demolition.

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Severe disruption: London eastbound

BBC Travel

London eastbound severe disruption, at Spur Road.

London - Lower Marsh entry slip road closed eastbound at the Spur Road junction.

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BreakingMan guilty of supermarket carpark stabbing spree

A man who carried out a stabbing spree outside a supermarket in west London has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Ethem Orhon, 67, was also found guilty at Kingston Crown Court of two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The jury is considering a further charge of attempted murder.

Palace boss Pardew: Some British managers are 'underestimated'

Alan Pardew says a number of British managers don't get the credit they deserve.
The Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says a number of British managers don't get the credit they deserve and feels that Sam Allardyce, Tony Pulis, Mark Hughes and himself are among those who are 'underestimated'.

‘I think we are underestimated, but I would say that as I’m one of them.

‘I look at the top teams and feel I could do that job better than I'm seeing it being done. I'm quite happy where I am and if I work in this part of the league for the rest of my career I will be extremely happy.’

This clip is from Sportsweek, Sunday 5th April 2015.

Severe accident: A4201 London northbound

BBC Travel

A4201 London northbound severe accident, between Regent Street and Portland Place.

A4201 London - A4201 Langham Place closed northbound between the Regent Street junction and the Portland Place junction, because of an accident.

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Watch: Sister Sledge serenade Monica the dog in support of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Sister Sledge show their support for Battersea Cats and Dogs Home at their 'Collars & Coats' Gala Ball, now in its eighth year.

Watch: A photographic exhibition of the Warner estate

Built over 100 years ago, the Warner estate was created for London's working classes. Now it's being celebrated in a new photographic exhibition in Walthamstow  

Warner estate

Severe accident: A13 Greater London eastbound

BBC Travel

A13 Greater London eastbound severe accident, before A1153 affecting A406 North Circular Road.

A13 Greater London - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on A13 out of town in Barking before Lodge Avenue Flyover, because of an accident involving a couple of cars. Congestion to Beckton Roundabout.

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