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  1. Updates on Friday 6 October

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  1. Goodbye from BBC London Live

    BBC London News

    Updates for London have 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.

  2. Tonight's weather: Mostly dry

    BBC Weather

    It will be dry with clear spells during the evening, and it will turn chilly in some spots across London. Cloud will eventually thicken enough during the early hours to bring a few light outbreaks of rain and winds will strengthen too.

    Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).

  3. Man jailed for possession of two kilos of cocaine

    A man detained by police in possession of two kilos of cocaine, with potential street value of £200,000, was jailed today for five years.

    Harrow Crown Court heard how Kledian Semaj, 30, of no fixed address was seen by officers taking part in a drug deal.

    Pleading guilty, Semaj received four years and eight months for possession with intent to supply, and an additional four months for possession of false documents.

    DC Paul Fuller said: "A huge amount of cocaine is now off the streets where it cannot damage local communities.”

    Kledian Semaj
  4. Mayor urges vehicle manufacturers to compensate for toxic diesels

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is calling on vehicle manufacturers to contribute to his Air Quality Fund in recognition of the negative impacts their diesel vehicles have on air quality and public health in London.

    Sadiq has written to UK chiefs at BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen urging them to take “serious action” on diesel emissions.

    He is also calling on government to secure contributions from vehicle manufacturers on the same scale as the £24 billion received from Volkswagen (including fines, compensation and other settlements) in the US and £223 million from German car manufacturers in Germany.

    So far, the UK Government has only secured £1 million of funding, the mayor said.

    Quote Message: “Londoners will be baffled by the double standards of these car manufacturers. On the one hand, they admit they’ve got to cut emissions from their vehicles, but they confine their funding to Germany alone. "This is ridiculous, as their vehicles are driven all over Europe, including on London’s roads. They must apply the same approach across all the markets that they trade in.” from Sadiq Khan Mayor of London
    Sadiq KhanMayor of London
  5. Hannah Moore

    Newsbeat reporter

    Jade Carter

    Hannah Moore

    Newsbeat reporter

    20-year-old Jade Carter was diagnosed with arthritis as a baby. She explains how Amy Winehouse's charity is helping her use music to ease the pain.

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  6. BT fined £25,000 by TfL for risking public safety

    BT has been ordered to pay the highest fine imposed on a utility company in London for putting the public at risk in Lambeth.

    The telecommunications giant was prosecuted for failing to properly sign and guard a working area, enabling pedestrians to walk dangerously close to heavy plant and machinery.

    Glynn Barton, TfL’s director of road space management, said: “I am concerned we have had to prosecute BT for the second time within a year for breaches which put public safety at considerable risk."

    Since 2010, BT has been fined a total of £67,270 for various streetworks offences.

  7. Father loses IVF damages claim

    A father has lost a damages claim against a London IVF clinic after his ex-partner forged his signature to use frozen embryos.

    The High Court found IVF Hammersmith was not negligent.

    The couple broke up in 2010 but some months later the woman asked the clinic to implant an embryo, which they had stored.

    The man, who can only be identified as ARB, said he did not give his consent and was tricked by his former partner.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A218 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A218 London both ways severe accident, between A3 Wandsworth High Street and Neville Gill Close.

    A218 London - A218 Buckhold Road in Wandsworth closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the A3 Wandsworth High Street junction and the Neville Gill Close junction, because of an accident involving a lorry. Congestion on A3 Clapham Common North Side to the A205 Clapham Common West Side junction.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Greater London eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Greater London eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A4 and J1 for A4.

    M4 Greater London - Very slow traffic on M4 eastbound between J2, A4 (Brentford) and J1, A4 (Chiswick Roundabout), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Heston Services.

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

  10. Gross misconduct charges dropped over Olaseni Lewis death

    Danny Shaw

    BBC Home Affairs Correspondent

    Olaseni Lewis

    All the disciplinary charges against six police officers over the restraint-related death of Olaseni Lewis in 2010 have been dismissed.

    A misconduct tribunal ruled that the charges of gross misconduct were "not proven" and any failings were "performance matters".

    Mr Lewis, who was 23, died after collapsing at a mental health hospital in south London.

    Earlier this year an inquest jury said the police use of force, pain compliance techniques and mechanical restraints was "disproportionate and unreasonable".

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Greater London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Greater London both ways severe accident, between J4A for A4 and J4 for A408 Heathrow Spur.

    M4 Greater London - Two lanes blocked and slow traffic on M4 between J4a, A4 (Heathrow Spur Road) and J4, A408 (Heathrow Spur), because of an accident.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Greater London southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Greater London southbound severe accident, between Stag Lane and Limesdale Gardens.

    A5 Greater London - A5 Burnt Oak Broadway in London blocked and queuing traffic southbound between the Stag Lane junction and the Limesdale Gardens junction, because of an accident.

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

  13. Michael Emons

    BBC Sport

    jamie george

    Michael Emons

    BBC Sport

    Jamie George scores a hat-trick of tries to help Saracens beat Wasps 38-19 and move to the top of the Premiership.

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  14. Video content

    Video caption: Banksy's Snorting Copper artwork rescued after a decade

    The famous artwork is back on public display having been restored following 10 years out of view.