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  1. Updates on Thursday 13 April

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  1. Goodbye from BBC London Live

    BBC London News

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

    Have a great Easter and remember the BBC London Travel team will be on hand to help you get about @BBCTravelAlert

  2. Afternoon weather: Cloudy, mild night

    BBC Weather

    After one or two brighter breaks through the evening, it will be a largely cloudy and mild night. It should be generally dry but with the risk of just one or two light showers towards dawn. 

    Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).

  3. Watch: Helping hungry children during the holidays

    Why chef Levi Roots and Brixton mums are feeding hungry children during the school holidays.

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    Video caption: The project feeding hungry children in Brixton over the holidays
  4. Artist Wearing to create Millicent Fawcett statue for Parliament Square

    Artist Gillian Wearing has been named as the artist who will create a statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett to stand in Parliament Square.

    It will be the first female statue in the square when it is unveiled next year.

    Turner prize winner Wearing said: “Millicent Fawcett was an incredible woman and by honouring her in Parliament Square I believe she will continue to inspire generations to come. 

    "I for one am truly grateful for her contribution towards securing the vote for women and I am really thrilled to be working on a monument for her.” 

    Millicent Fawcett
  5. Watch: Thameslink project boss on work at London Bridge

    This bank holiday engineering work will continue at London Bridge - we caught up the Network Rail director in charge of the project.

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    Video caption: Simon Blanchflower, Director, Thameslink Programme on progress of the project
  6. Watch: 'The Angelina Jolie effect' on women's health

    Health experts say there's been a sharp increase in the number of women in London choosing to have a double mastectomy as a precaution against breast cancer. 

    It's been dubbed the 'Angelina Jolie effect' after the actress, who had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of cancer four years ago. 

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    Video caption: The 'Angelina Jolie' effect is having a positive impact on women's health
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    Severe congestion: A406 London southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A406 London southbound severe congestion, at A13 Alfred's Way affecting A124 Barking Flyover.

    A406 London - Queuing traffic on A406 North Circular Road southbound in Beckton at Beckton Roundabout. Congestion to the A124 Barking Flyover junction.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. London Living wage strike to hit capital's Picturehouse chain

    Cinema workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in a long-running dispute over pay. 

    Union members at five Picturehouse sites will walk out on Saturday as part of a campaign to be paid the voluntary London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour - higher than the Government's £7.50 for workers over the age of 25. 

    The stoppage at cinemas in the capital - Clapham, Crouch End, East Dulwich, Greenwich, Hackney, Notting Hill, Stratford, West End and Brixton - will take the number of strike days to more than 40 in the last seven months. 

    The Bectu section of the Prospect union has accused owner Cineworld of refusing to negotiate. 

  9. Woolwich Ferry strike on Tuesday called off

    A planned strike next week by workers on the Woolwich Ferry has been suspended after progress from talks in a dispute over a "bullying culture".

    Members of Unite were due to walk out for 24 hours on Tuesday, threatening disruption to passengers. 

    Depending on how negotiations progress with employer Briggs Marine Contractors, which runs the service on behalf of Transport for London (TfL), a decision will be made about whether a 24-hour strike on Friday 21 April goes ahead.

  10. Surveyors get gloomy as property market stagnates

    Property surveyors are getting gloomier about the state of the housing market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).

    Its latest monthly survey shows that stock levels are at a new record low.

    While prices carry on falling in central London, Rics said that price rises in the North West were "particularly strong".  

    Estate Agent
  11. Watch: Network Rail boss on Easter engineering works

    Rail passengers travelling over Easter are being warned to expect disruption. 

    Works will be taking place on a number of main lines in London over the Bank Holiday. 

    With fewer people travelling over the Easter weekend, Network Rail say it's the best time to do the work

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    Video caption: Simon Blanchflower, Director, Thameslink Programme on this weekends works
  12. Photos: Easter fun for London Zoo's meerkat family

    Meerkats

    Meerkats at London Zoo are getting into the spirit of Easter by brightly coloured eggs filled with vegetables.. 

    Meerkats
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    Severe disruption: A102 London northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A102 London northbound severe disruption, at A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach.

    A102 London - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A102 Blackwall Tunnel northbound in Greenwich at the A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach junction, because of a broken down car.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time