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  1. Updates on Friday 11 May

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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 good weekend.

  2. Tonight's weather: Dry but cloudy in places

    BBC Weather

    Largely dry tonight with some clear spells, but also a good deal of cloud around.

    This may just bring the odd spot of rain here and there. A light south-easterly breeze.

    Minimum temperature: 8 to 11°C (46 to 52°F).

  3. Report finds London has most small scale manufacturers

    Image caption: Food manufacturing makes up to 21% of the manufacturing sector in London

    London has the highest share of small scale manufacturers in the UK, a report by the Royal Society of Arts has found.

    The society found that more than 114,000 people are employed in manufacturing activities in the capital with the highest number of people involved in food manufacturing.

    It has also created an interactive map showing how many manufacturing businesses are in every area of London, which can be found here.

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    Severe disruption: A212 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A212 London both ways severe disruption, between Woolstone Road and A205 Stansted Road.

    A212 London - Burst water main and temporary traffic lights on A212 Catford Hill in both directions in Bell Green between the Woolstone Road junction and the A205 Stansted Road junction.

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

  5. Plans to turn listed church into flats submitted


    Plans to redevelop a 1904 listed church in Woolwich into flats have been submitted to the council.

    Developers Durkan Estate want to turn the the Church of St Michaels and All Angels into three apartments, whilst "retaining" the historic exterior.

    The church, which is part of the Royal Military Academy, has been empty for 12 years, and was deemed a listed building in 2009.

    In 2015 the building was granted permission to be used as a community facility, but developers now argue there is no need to have that as well as the nearby academy Dining Hall listed as community facilities.

    The developers said in their application: "There are many examples over recent years, however, of churches being successfully converted into residential use which, when designed sensitively, result in unique and interesting places to live whilst preserving the fabric, character and historical references of the original building."

    Durkan Estates is redeveloping the academy in a wider scheme that will eventually consist of more than 300 homes.

  6. Watch: London's moped crime surge

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    Video caption: Moped crime
  7. Latest figures on rehousing households after Grenfell

    BBC News

    Out of 210 households that needed rehousing* after the Grenfell Tower fire last June:

    • 72 households still living in hotels
    • 64 are now in temporary accommodation
    • 74 are in permanent accommodation
    • So far 93 households have accepted offers of permanent accommodation (although not all have moved yet)
    • Five have accepted offers of temporary accommodation

    *As of 4 May 2018.

  8. Mobile phone thieves throw acid on man

    High Road, Whetstone

    A man has been taken to hospital after he had acid thrown in his face by two suspects who then stole his phone.

    The victim, aged in his 40s, was approached by two people who threw the noxious substance on him in High Road, Whestone, at about 10:30, and took his mobile.

    Binesh Karia, who works in a nearby Kwik Fit, said the man had rushed into the store "out of breath" and with "bruising all over his body from falling over".

    He was treated by paramedics who took him to a north London hospital with facial injuries. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

    Scotland Yard said the suspects had left the scene after the attack and no arrests have been made.

  9. Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman to star in Harold Pinter play

    Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman

    EastEnders' Danny Dyer will share a stage with Sherlock's Martin Freeman for a season celebrating Harold Pinter.

    All 20 of the playwright's one-act plays are to be performed together for the first time to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.

    An all-star cast, including Jane Horrocks, Tamsin Greig and David Suchet will be led by director Jamie Lloyd.

    Lloyd, who is also co-producing, said it is "an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the legacy of an icon".

  10. Watch: Sex and dating when you live with your parents

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    Video caption: Sex and dating when you live with your parents

    There are more young adults living with their parents than ever before - but what does that mean if you're single?

    Singing teacher Miri Gellert is nearly 30, has lived at home in north London for the past nine years and has had her share of awkward encounters.

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    Video caption: Grenfell United campaigners welcome diverse panel

    The prime minister's decision is seen as a U-turn, as she previously said she would not appoint any other members.

  12. How the underground rave scene has never really gone away

    BBC Three


    A few minutes' walk from Tufnell Park station in north London, a steady stream of teenagers is flocking towards an industrial area.

    Muffled 140bpm beats thud through the walls of a warehouse, where a crowd gathers outside a door that’s clearly been forced open.

    The crowd is young, and the music is mostly drum’n’bass. Inside the warehouse, the first thing we see is a ‘Nos’ bar, selling nitrous oxide.

    There’s also an actual bar where we get cans of beer. Security staff have a presence, and it doesn’t feel that different from a legal warehouse party or even a club - except it’s not legal.

    Find out more here.

  13. Police hunt for man who exposed himself on Tube trains

    CCTV image

    Police have released CCTV images of a person they are trying to find after a man exposed himself several times in front of women on different Tube trains.

    The first incident was reported in July last year on a Jubilee line train between Green Park and Wembley Park, while similar occurrences have happened on Metropolitan line trains on 22 an 26 February and 10 March.

    On each occasion the man sits near to a woman and pretends to sleep before exposing himself and touching himself inappropriately, police said. The incidents all occurred between 16:00 and 20:00.

    The British Transport Police (BTP) said they wanted to "speak with the man in these CCTV images as he may have information which could help with the investigation."

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  14. Moped crime surge in London: Top stats

    Alice Evans

    BBC News London

    Data obtained by the BBC has revealed which parts of London are worst affected by people using mopeds to commit crimes.

    Here are some key findings:

    • The number of offences has increased by almost 30 times in five years
    • The worst-hit street was Highgate Hill, in Islington, where there was more than one offence per day during the peak of the crime surge
    • More than 85% of moped crimes happen north of the river
    • 23 London streets were targeted more than once a week last year
    • A fifth of all moped crimes in the capital over the five-year period happened in just one borough -Islington
    Chart showing that moped crime more than doubled last year
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    Severe accident: A4005 Greater London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4005 Greater London both ways severe accident, between B458 London Road and Ashbourne Avenue.

    A4005 Greater London - A4005 Roxeth Hill in Harrow On The Hill blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the B458 London Road junction and the Ashbourne Avenue junction, because of an accident.

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