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  1. Updates on Friday 8 September

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  1. Semesa Rokoduguni

    Semesa Rokoduguni's late brace clinches victory for Bath against Saracens in a thriller at the Recreation Ground.

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  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 the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Tonight's weather: Showers easing

    BBC Weather

    At first, this evening will be cloudy with occasionally heavy showers, but these will clear eastwards through the night allowing for drier, clearer spells to develop by morning.

    Minimum temperature: 10C (50F).

  4. Ben Okri on fairy tales laced with acid

    BBC Radio 4

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    Video caption: Poet Ben Okri describes his newest book as fairy tales with claws

    The poet Ben Okri describes his latest book The Magic Lamp as fairy tales laced with acid. He has written it with the illustrator Rosemary Clunie.

    Listen to him describe the inspiration behind his work on the Today programme and why he felt compelled to write a poem about the Grenfell tower fire.

  5. £22,500-a-year secondary school opens in Mayfair

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    One of Britain's most exclusive secondary schools has opened its doors, offering a "traditional British education in the heart of the capital" to wealthy children from around the world.

    The Grade I-listed Eaton Square Upper School, which charges fees of up to £22,500 a year, boasts an art class with a domed ceiling while a chandelier hangs in the stairwell and a corridor is lined with stained glass windows.

    School assemblies will be held in a state-room hung with original 1761 green silk wallpaper, while the headmaster's office features the original wood panelling from Lady Coventry's dressing room when the building served as the Earl of Coventry's 18th Century home.

    The Mayfair townhouse has undergone a £5.25 million renovation to restore its interiors to their former grandeur, as originally designed by British neoclassical architect Robert Adam.

    The school has welcomed 106 pupils, aged between 11 and 14.

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  6. Teens guilty of murdering salesman in north London

    Two teenagers have been found guilty of luring a Selfridges wine salesman to a residential street where they robbed and stabbed him to death.

    Omar Raza, 23, was killed near Turnpike Lane, Crouch End, north London, on 15 February after being called to the scene under the pretence of selling car insurance, the Old Bailey heard.

    The victim was attacked by 18-year-olds Akol Garang and George Rodriguez Galean and bled to death in the street.

    The defendants were remanded in custody to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

  7. Anti-moped crime meeting held at City Hall

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    Police, local authorities and community activists are meeting to discuss tackling moped-related crime in London, in what is believed to be the first session of its kind.

    Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, will chair the meeting which includes:

    • The Met police
    • City of London Police
    • Transport for London
    • local authorities
    • London Councils
    • representatives of the Motorcycle Crime Prevent Community and
    • The national Police Crime Prevention Initiatives organisation

    Last year there were more than 19,385 moped enabled crimes in London - an average of 53 a day - including thefts and robberies. Most motorcycle crime is carried out on stolen vehicles.

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Moped crime is reckless, frightening, intimidating and completely unacceptable.

    "Today is about highlighting what more can be done, with the insights of victims and motorcyclists as well as police and local authorities, and doing everything we can to bring these changes in as soon as possible as we continue to tackle this very serious issue and keep these terrible crimes off our streets."

  8. Growing congestion 'could lead to 6mph average London driving speeds'

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    Average driving speeds in London could plummet to less than 6mph as congestion in cities triples over the next three decades, according to new research.

    Engineering firm Bosch warned that gridlock in the capital will force typical speeds down from 17.4mph today to 5.8mph in 2050.

    The situation is expected to be even worse in central London where drivers could be left crawling at just 2.6mph, which is below the average human walking speed of around 3mph.

    Bosch claimed the increase in the population of the world's largest cities to six billion by 2050 will have a "severe effect on our transport systems", leaving streets "almost at a standstill".

    Old cities such as London are "not designed to cope" with the rapid growth in traffic volumes, the report warned.

  9. Man jailed for 1998 Fulham rape

    A man has been jailed for eight years for raping a woman in Fulham nearly two decades ago.

    Andrew Boys, 52, of Reading Road, Sutton, was convicted after a cold case review, for attacking the woman in his car in Fulham in February 1998.

    The court heard how Boys had been driving in central London when the victim - who was aged 26 at the time of the offence - got into his car, believing it to be a mini-cab.

    As the car neared her home in southwest London, Boys drove to a remote spot in Bagley’s Lane.

    Fearing for her safety, the woman tried to get out of the car but Boys had locked all the doors.

    Boys forced the woman into the back of the car before raping her. During the attack, the woman attempted to flee the car by forcing the door, but Boys threatened to ‘dump her in the river’ if she did.

    After the attack, Boys drove the victim home where she contacted police.

    Boys

    An initial investigation failed to identify a suspect, but the breakthrough came years later when Boys was finally arrested for an unrelated matter.

    In 2015, a DNA review of forensic evidence gathered at the time of the attack gave a positive match to Boys.

    He was arrested at his address in Sutton on 3 December 2015 and charged with rape and false imprisonment.

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    Severe accident: A4180 Greater London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4180 Greater London both ways severe accident, at Berkeley Close.

    A4180 Greater London - A4180 West End Road in Ruislip blocked in both directions at the Berkeley Close junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A226 Kent both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A226 Kent both ways severe accident, at Maiden Lane.

    A226 Kent - A226 Dartford Road in Crayford closed and queuing traffic in both directions at the Maiden Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  12. The real women of professional wrestling

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    Video caption: The real women of professional wrestling

    The hit Netflix show Glow has inspired a new surge in interest in all-female wrestling.

    BBC News spent time with some real-life pro wrestlers in London to get the stories behind the somersaults and spandex.

  13. Delays as Waterloo upgrade continues

    Network Rail are reminding passengers to check before they travel as work at Waterloo station continues.

    South Western Railway will operate a reduced timetable to and from Waterloo over seven weekends between September and November.

    The work is the next stage in the £800m Waterloo and South West Upgrade that will create space for 45,000 more passengers every morning and every evening by the end of 2018.

    Work will be undertaken over the following weekends:

    • 9 and 10 September
    • 16 and 17 September
    • 23 and 24 September
    • 30 September and 1 October
    • 8 October
    • 14 and 15 October
    • 12 November
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