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  1. Updates on Thursday 12 January

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  1. Good evening from BBC London Live

    Claire Timms

    BBC London News

    Anya and Kiran
    Image caption: Anya and Kiran enjoying the snow...while it lasts

    Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll be back tomorrow morning with the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather.

    It is expected that overnight rain, sleet and snow will create very icy conditions as the temperature drops below zero so we'll be guiding you through the rush hour should the weather cause any problems.

    Keep checking BBC Weather and BBC Travel for the very latest information on the roads and the Tube

  2. Tonight's weather: Rain, sleet and snow will clear but ice hazard likely

    BBC Weather

    Rain, sleet and snow will clear southeastwards this evening with clear skies following, and this will lead to widespread ice forming on untreated surfaces overnight. 

    Winds will remain strong throughout the night leading to a widespread and sharp frost. Minimum temperature: -1C (30F).

  3. Greenlight for £200m regeneration of Hackney estate

    Nightingale Estate architects plans

    £200m plans for the regeneration of the Nightingale Estate in Hackney, east London, were approved last night.

    The plans include 400 new homes in Clapton and is part of Hackney Council's 3,000-home estate regeneration programme. The council says more than half of homes are for social rent and shared ownership.

    Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, said: “This fantastic development, with its high-quality design, is the result of years of close work with local residents, and will bring hundreds of desperately needed new homes for Hackney. 

    “I’m proud that we are building thousands of new homes ourselves through our Estate Regeneration Programme – with more than half for social rent or shared ownership. 

    “Last night’s decision means we can now get to work on delivering more homes for residents struggling to find an affordable place to rent or buy.”

  4. Watch: Woman rescued from car in Battersea

    An elderly woman had to be rescued from her car after it overturned following a collision in Battersea. 

    London Fire Brigade were called at 13:03 to Parkgate Road and sent two engines and a fire rescue unit. 

    The woman was quickly released from the car and was treated at the scene by the paramedics.  

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    Video caption: A woman had to be rescued from her car after it overturned in Battersea
  5. City worker makes South Pole history

    A city worker, who was diagnosed with cancer just weeks after both his best friend and mum died of the disease, has made history by conquering the South Pole.

    Rob Smith reached the South Pole on Monday evening after becoming the first British explorer to pioneer a new route, battling temperatures as low as minus 35 Celsius.

    Rob Smith (left) has made history
    Image caption: Rob Smith (left) lost part of his ear to frostbite during the trek
    Rob at the South Pole
    Image caption: Rob made the trek to raise £50,000 for Cancer Research
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M11 Greater London northbound

    BBC Travel

    M11 Greater London northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A406.

    M11 Greater London - M11 partially blocked and long delays northbound at J4, A406 (Redbridge), because of flooding.

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  7. Snow starting to arrive in parts of west and south London

    Chirag Trivedi

    BBC News

    Snow has arrived in Croydon.

    Croydon snow
  8. Princess Diana celebrated throughout 2017 to mark 20th anniversary of her death

    Princess Diana

    The 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, is to be marked by a year-long celebration of her qualities of kindness, compassion and service. 

    The Diana Award - a charity established to promote the Princess's belief in the positive power of young people - will commemorate her life with a range of events from the launch of a major international award, a groundbreaking app and a national Kindness Day. 

    Earl Spencer, Diana's brother, will be involved in the events honouring his sister's legacy. He will host an exhibition at the family's home, Althorp, that will showcase individuals "Walking in her Shoes", and a gala fundraising event for the Diana Award in June. 

    In honour of the Princess, the charity has also launched its international Legacy Award for 20 exceptional young people who have excelled at creating positive social change.

    Diana's sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, are supporting the award and are likely to be involved with some of the many events this year, although no details have been released. 

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A2212 London northbound

    BBC Travel

    A2212 London northbound severe disruption, at B226 Chinbrook Road.

    A2212 London - A2212 Baring Road in Grove Park closed northbound at the B226 Chinbrook Road junction, because of large pothole in the road.

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  10. Corbyn: Government 'pulling strings' in Southern dispute

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    EXCLUSIVE: The Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has accused the government of "pulling the strings" in the Southern rail dispute. Speaking to me earlier today, he said the situation "cannot go on".  

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    Video caption: Corbyn
  11. Watch: Corbyn invites Trump to Finsbury Park mosque

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    Video caption: Labour leader and Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has invited Donald Trump to visit a London mosque
  12. 'They just don't care'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The Transport Secretary has condemned the Labour Party for failing to speak out against the unions behind the Southern rail crisis, which has led to disruption for thousands of South East commuters. 

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    Video caption: Strike Grayling
  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A504 London both ways

    BBC Travel

    A504 London both ways severe accident, between Lawrence Road and A503 Broad Lane.

    A504 London - A504 West Green Road in Tottenham closed in both directions between the Lawrence Road junction and the A503 Broad Lane junction, because of an accident.

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