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  1. Updates on Friday 14 July

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    Video caption: 'Tennis saved my life'
  2. 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 Monday with all the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Tonight's weather: Sunny and bright until sunset and remaining dry

    BBC Weather

    I hope you get the chance to step outside this evening as all of London is going to stay sunny and bright until sunset.

    It will stay dry all night but cloud will begin to gather by dawn. Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).

  4. Watch: The Para-athlete going for gold at the London Stadium

    The World Para Athletics Championships begins at London Stadium this evening.

    Among those going for a medal for Great Britain on the opening night is former Surrey schoolgirl Abbie Hunniset.

    The 21-year-old who has cerebral palsy has already taken part in club throw events at the London Anniversary Games and the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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    Video caption: The Para-athlete going for gold at the London Stadium tonight
  5. Community holds silent march around Grenfell Tower

    Members of the grieving community who live within the shadow of Grenfell Tower have held a silent walk around the charred husk of the burnt-out block.

    The event was in honour of those who were killed in the fatal fire a month ago in west London.

    It was also a chance for residents, who are trying to work through trauma, to come together in support and mark the night which changed their lives.

    They called it a private residents event and it was held away from the cameras.

    Samia Badani, chairman of the Bramley House Residents Association, broke away from march early because it became "difficult" for her.

    She said: "The more we walked and came towards the tower, the more memories there were for me and it was very hard. "Maybe because it was a silent march, I remembered too vividly and it was too much for me."

  6. Half of London police stations to close

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    Image caption: There are currently 73 operational police station front counters, down from 136 since 2013

    Half of London's police station front counters will close under new plans announced by the Mayor of London.

    Sadiq Kahn said budget constraints had left him "no choice". Scotland Yard estimates it will need to make £400m of savings by 2020 under current funding.

    Under proposals each of the Met's 32 boroughs will be left with one 24-hour counter. There are currently 73 working counters, down from 136 since 2013.

    The Home Office said Scotland Yard has had a "broadly flat" budget since 2015.

    Mr Khan set out the new plans in a consultation document on public access and engagement published on Friday.

    City Hall says that closing "poorly-used" front counters will save £10m each year - equivalent to the cost of 170 police constables.

    Since 2010, the Met has had to find £600m of savings.

  7. Young male stabbed in Brick Lane

    A male in his late teens or early 20s was taken to hospital this afternoon after being stabbed in Brick Lane.

    The incident happened at about 16:20. He was taken to hospital and there is no update on his condition just yet. There haven't been any arrests.

  8. East London acid attack victim treated by police

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    Video caption: East London acid attack victim treated by police

    One of the victims of last night's acid attacks was treated by the side of the road by police officers in Hackney.

    Two boys aged 15 and 16 have been arrested after corrosive substances were thrown in people's faces in five attacks across north-east London.

    Two men on a moped carried out the attacks over 90 minutes in Hackney, Stoke Newington and Islington last night.

    One of the victims suffered "life-changing injuries".

  9. Holby and House of Elliott star heads to London stage as a nun in Doubt, A Parable

    Former Holby City and House of Elliott star Stella Gonet will take on the role of a foreboding nun and school principal in Doubt, A Parable, as it moves to the London stage.

    John Patrick Shanley's Bronx-based play will see her portray the conservative Sister Aloysius Beauvier, who questions a progressive priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

    Known for her two-year stint as Jayne Grayson in the BBC hospital drama and her leading role As Beatrice Elliott in The House Of Eliott, the 57-year-old described her new job as a highlight in her career.

    Stella Gonet, Judy Flynn and Louise Lombard in House of Elliott
    Image caption: L to R: Stella Gonet, Judy Flynn and Louise Lombard in House of Elliott in 1994
  10. Firefighters running from Exeter to London

    Sophie Malcolm

    BBC News Online

    Firefighters from the Devon & Somerset Fire Service are running 200 miles from Exeter to London today to help their colleagues who attended the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

    They explain why here:

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    Severe disruption: M4 Greater London westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Greater London westbound severe disruption, at J1 for A4 affecting Earl's Court.

    M4 Greater London - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M4 westbound at J1, A4 (Chiswick Roundabout), because of a broken down lorry. Congestion on A4 West Cromwell Road to the Earl's Court junction.

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