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  1. Updates on Friday 13 July

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  1. Goodbye

    BBC London News

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

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Tonight's weather: Any showers will die away

    BBC Weather

    This evening there is the risk of some showers continuing, but in general they will tend to die away to leave tonight mainly dry with clear periods. There could be some areas of mist and fog forming.

    Minimum temperature: 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F).

  3. Watch: The young sisters with a strong message for POTUS

    These young Londoners are trying to stop the US president with song.

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    Video caption: The young Londoners are trying to stop the US president with song
  4. Outdoor Film Festival at St Katharine Docks

    Cinema

    St Katharine Docks will host a "floating cinema" as part of a string of events in the area.

    The cinema will take place on the dock's floating pontoon between 16 - 29 July.

    New films including The Post, Dunkirk and The Greatest Showman as well as modern classics like Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing and The Beach, will be screened to the public.

    Film showings start at 19:00 as well as two family screenings on Saturday and Sunday starting at 14:00.

  5. Police request anti-suicide and counter-terror CCTV on bridges over Thames

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    City of London Police has renewed its request for CCTV cameras to overlook London's bridges after waiting over a year for progress.

    The City of London Corporation had discussed the value of the cameras as a deterrent for people attempting suicide over a year ago, but its police committee heard that no project had arisen.

    Officers told the committee they still hoped for the cameras to be put on some of the major bridges over the River Thames.

    The committee said that, apart from the value of cameras as a deterrent to both distressed people and terrorists, thermal-mapping and night vision technology could help rescuers spot people in the river faster.

    The debate comes after City Police published suicide figures in recent weeks, revealing 40 people who attempted to commit suicide in central London in the past two years were recorded as being of "no fixed abode".

    Chairman Doug Barrow ordered a report investigating the possibility of a CCTV camera roll-out.

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    Video caption: Corbyn: Trump's Khan attack 'unacceptable'

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says US President Donald Trump's criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan is "completely unacceptable".

  7. Watch: London hip hop group win national competiton

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    Video caption: Hip Hop group Kingdom won a national competition to open the Open Rock Assembly.
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A102 London northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A102 London northbound severe disruption, at Blackwall.

    A102 London - A102 Blackwall Tunnel in Blackwall closed and queuing traffic northbound at the Blackwall junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Man, 23, shot in leg in Walthamstow

    A 23-year-old man has been shot in the leg in east London.

    Police were called at around 13:41 to reports of a shooting in St James Street, E17.

    Officers attended and found a man being looked after by staff within St James Street overground station.

    The victim, believed to be aged about 23, had one gunshot wound to his lower leg.

    He was taken to hospital, where he remains.

    No weapon has been recovered at this time and no arrests have yet been made, police said.

  10. Heritage Lottery Fund awards £1.6m for Victorian museum

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Leighton House in Kensington

    The home of a celebrated Victorian artist has been awarded £1.6m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to help visitors get more out of their visit. Leighton House, just off Kensington High Street, is celebrated for its spectacular blue tiled Arab Hall which was created for the artist Frederic Lord Leighton.

    He entertained the great and the good at his Holland Park Road home over a 30-year period, with Queen Victoria herself among his high society guests.

    The grade II* listed house now belongs to Kensington and Chelsea Council.

    Without the money the £6.8m plans for the house could not go ahead.

    The council's plans include adding disabled access for the first time, as well as putting in new toilets and creating rooms for education.

    It will also add a room where visitors can handle objects, a collections space to display 75 artworks for the first time offices and interpretation spaces for visitors to learn more about Leighton and the Holland Park Circle of artists.

    They included George Frederick Watts and William Burges, whose home, the nearby Tower House, is now owned by Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page. Money will also be used for restoration of the main house, including Lord Leighton's morning room, dressing room and winter studio and adding new reception in an extension beside Leighton's house.

  11. Sir Simon Hughes 'will not stand in next election'

    Sir Simon Hughes

    Former Liberal Democrat justice minister, Sir Simon Hughes, has announced he will not run at the next general election.

    Sir Simon, who served as MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark for 32 years, before being defeated at the 2015 election, confirmed he is taking a break from politics and will not consider standing again until at least 2022.

    In a letter to his local party he said: "It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have represented our party locally for so long.

    "I am grateful for those many local people who have supported and now support us and who make clear how much they want us to win back this seat again."

    Sir Simon served as justice minister between 2013 and 2015, during the coalition government. Before that served as president of the Liberal Democrats for four years.

    He was knighted in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours for "public and political service".

  12. London Fire Brigade hits out at Love Island for 'conforming to stereotypes'

    The London Fire Brigade has hit out at Love Island for "conforming to stereotypes" by airing a challenge which saw the male contestants dressed as firefighters while sliding down poles, stripping to their underwear and carrying their female co-stars to safety.

    It has also condemned the ITV2 dating programme's use of the word "fireman" throughout the task.

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    A follow-up tweet from the London Fire Brigade read: "If #LoveIsland had just the women islanders as nurses tending to the men, would people have found that acceptable? "Last night's 'fireman challenge' shows why we need #Firefightingsexism to show firefighting is a profession for all."

    London's fire and rescue service posted an article, which said it was "writing to the show's producers to complain" about Thursday night's episode.

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  13. Widows movie to open BFI London film festival

    Steve McQueen's new film Widows will open this year's BFI London Film Festival.

    The movie, about a group of women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by the criminal activities of their dead husbands, stars Oscar-winner Viola Davis.

    Artist and 12 Years A Slave director McQueen said: "I am absolutely delighted that Widows will be opening this year's BFI London Film Festival.

    "Watching the UK TV version of Lynda La Plante's original thriller as a teenager in the Eighties had a major impact on me and so it feels very special to be sharing this film with a UK audience."

    The international premiere will take place on 10 October at the Cineworld, Leicester Square.

    The 62nd BFI London Film Festival, with American Express, runs until 21 October.