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  1. Goodbye

    BBC London News

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

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Tonight's weather: Cold and dry

    BBC Weather

    There will be long clear spells overnight and it should remain dry across the region.

    The brisk northwesterly winds will also tend to ease a little by morning. It will be very cold, with a widespread frost expected.

    Minimum temperature: -1C (30F).

  3. Soap star Jessie Wallace drenched in alcohol after pub melee

    Jessie Wallace

    EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace was left shaken after fans launched glasses at her during a pub melee.

    The 46-year-old soap star was in The Partridge pub in Bromley, south-east London, last night when a fight broke out after she refused to pose for photographs.

    Police were called after two men started shouting and throwing the glasses at the actress, who was drenched in alcohol but escaped unharmed, an eyewitness said.

    The former Queen Vic landlady is currently playing the Wicked Queen in the production of Snow White at Bromley's Churchill Theatre.

  4. Epping Forest tree wins Tree of the Year 2017

    Video content

    Video caption: The Gilwell Oak was awarded the top prize by the Woodland Trust.

    An oak tree with connections to the scouting movement has been crowned UK Tree Of The Year by the Woodland Trust.

    The Gilwell Oak was reputedly used by Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell as a metaphor for the movement's growth.

    Dick Turpin, the notorious highwayman, is believed to have hidden under the tree in Epping Forest as he prepared to ambush stagecoaches, the trust said.

    The tree won the contest following a public vote and will represent the UK at the European Tree Of The Year awards next year.

  5. The Friday night rush

    How far can you get in an hour?

    London radius graphic

    How far could you get in an hour in a car leaving Charing Cross at 16:00 on a Friday?

    Traffic jams on a Friday afternoon always seem to be the worst of the working week - as daily commuters are joined by those heading for a weekend getaway.

    But how far can motorists get in an hour on a typical Friday?

    And does leaving later - to avoid the worst queues - make that much of a difference?

    Take a scroll through these maps -created by mapping and analytics software company Esri UK - which show driving distances from 10 of the busiest city centres.

  6. Send us your London pictures

    The Shard

    Dave Scrivener sent us this great photo of the Shard and London Bridge to use on our live page, and we'd like to see more photos of the capital.

    If you have a picture which you think would be suitable, email it in high resolution (2048 x 1152 or 1680 x 945) to

  7. Pair jailed for 10 years after cleaning fluid attack

    A pair robbers who laughed after squirting corrosive cleaning fluid at two women have been jailed for 10 years for the "horrifying, cruel and barbaric" attacks.

    Rapper Sadik Kamara, 24, aka Trizzy Trapz, and Joshua Jordan, 20, both of Newham, east London, used the noxious liquid to instil terror in their vulnerable victims.

    Both women suffered facial burns, but were not permanently disfigured, in the attacks which happened within minutes.

    The defendants were sentenced at the Old Bailey for robbery, attempted robbery and "applying a corrosive fluid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure or disable or to do some grievous bodily harm".

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A312 Greater London southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A312 Greater London southbound severe accident, between A4020 Uxbridge Road and A437 North Hyde Road.

    A312 Greater London - A312 The Parkway in Hayes closed and queuing traffic southbound between Ossie Garvin Roundabout and Bulls Bridge roundabout, because of an accident.

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

  9. Train disruption continues into rush hour

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Govia Thameslink says its rail services between Brighton and London will be badly disrupted "until the end of the day".

    Trains have been cancelled and delayed by up to an hour since early this morning, because of a fault with the signalling system between East Croydon and Gatwick.

    The Gatwick Express was suspended, but is gradually being reinstated.

    The operator had hoped to have services back to normal by 16:00 GMT.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3203 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3203 London both ways severe accident, between Lambeth High Street and A3036 Lambeth Palace Road affecting Imperial war museum.

    A3203 London - A3203 Lambeth Road blocked and stationary traffic in both directions between the Lambeth High Street junction and Lambeth Bridge, because of an accident. Congestion to the Imperial war museum junction, on A3036 Lambeth Palace Road to the A302 Westminster Bridge junction and to Lambeth Bridge.

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

  11. Mayor launches London's Brexit analysis

    A Union Flag is seen with Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) shrouded in scaffolding in the background

    The mayor of London has announced he has commissioned studies on how Brexit could impact the city.

    The study will be based on Brexit scenarios, from continued membership of the single market and customs union, to leaving the EU on World Trade Organisation terms.

    The Department for Exiting the European Union said it was a matter for the Mayor of London.

    It comes asTheresa May struck a deal with the EU to advance talks.

  12. Blue lights installed to stop station platform gap falls

    Blue lights which flash when train doors open have been introduced at Paddington Station this afternoon to help stop passengers and staff tripping in the gap as they get on and off Heathrow Express services.

    Heathrow Express train

    The lights and a number of "mind your step" floor warning messages have been installed on Platform 6 which is used by the trains.

    According to the company, there have been four accidents this year and five near misses attributed to people stepping into the gap - which are called step board incidents - on the platform this year.

    Blue lights under platform

    It is the first time blue lights have been installed at a national rail station.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: City Of London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    City Of London both ways severe congestion, at King William Street affecting A201 Farringdon Road.

    City Of London - Queuing traffic on Cannon Street in both directions at the King William Street junction. Congestion on A201 New Bridge Street to Ludgate Circus.

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

  14. Council posters attack police cuts

    Police poster
    Image caption: A number of the posters have been placed in Hackney

    Hackney Council has launched a campaign against police cuts, asking its residents to complain to the Home Secretary.

    Posters put up around the borough ask residents to "add your voice" to the councils "Foot the Bill" campaign.

    The council says Hackney has lost one in four police officers since 2010 and that offending in the borough is now increasing.

    The Home Office has been approached for comment.

  15. Three arrests after patrols increased at Stratford stations

    Stratford Station

    Three people have been arrested for possessing offensive weapons around Stratford and Stratford International stations after police patrols were increased in the area following reports of violence and anti-social behaviour.

    Commenting on the arrests, Ch Insp John Loveless of the British Transport Police (BTP) said it was "horrifying and totally unacceptable that individuals are carrying weapons like this in public."

    "On this occasion I have no doubt the seizure of these weapons prevented a serious assault or worse taking place," he said

    A 19-year-old man, a 15-year old boy and a 16-year-old boy were all charged with of possession of an offensive weapon and will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on 11 December.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A3211 City Of London eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3211 City Of London eastbound severe disruption, between A3211 Upper Thames Street and A300 Southwark Bridge.

    A3211 City Of London - A3211 Puddle Dock in London blocked and slow traffic eastbound between the A3211 Upper Thames Street junction and the A300 Southwark Bridge junction, because of a broken down lorry.

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