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  1. Good evening from BBC London Live

    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 good weekend.

  2. Tonight's weather: Muggy and dry

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry with clear spells and patchy cloud. A muggy night with just a light northerly breeze.

    Minimum temperature: 17 to 20C (63 to 68F).

  3. Murder probe launched after 18-year-old woman dies

    Sewell Road

    Detectives have launched a murder investigation after an 18-year-old woman was found fatally injured.

    Natasha Hill was pronounced dead at the scene at a property on Sewell Road, in Greenwich, in the early hours of 15 April.

    Metropolitan Police officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.

    Ms Hill's next of kin have been informed.

    A preliminary cause of death was given as head injuries, but the investigation continues.

    The death was initially treated as unexplained but has since been handed over to murder detectives.

    A 32-year-old man who was known to the victim was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene of Ms Hill's death, the Met said.

    He was at first bailed to a date in mid-July and has since been re-bailed to a date in mid-October.

    Enquiries continue.

  4. In pictures: Sun beats down on London

    People in Green Park
    People in fountain
    People in the sun
    Millennium Bridge
  5. Free IVF event at west London hospital

    Hammersmith Hospital is to hold a free IVF open evening on Monday.

    Anyone with questions about fertility options will be able to put these to members of the hospital's experts the event which starts at 18:00 BST.

    Doctors, embryologists, nurses, administration staff, a sonographer and counsellor will be available at the Wolfson Fertility Centre on Du Cane Road.

    To book your place, email

  6. Two released under investigation over drill rapper murder


    Two men arrested on suspicion of stabbing a drill rapper to death have been released under investigation, the Metropolitan Police said.

    Performer Incognito, whose real name is Siddique Kamara, was attacked in Warham Street in Camberwell on Wednesday evening.

    The men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested near to the scene but have since been released without charge.

    The fatal stabbing happened just two months after Incognito's friend died on the same road after being shot nearby.

  7. Buildings to be flattened despite objections

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans to flatten buildings and build townhouses near Bexley High Street have been given the green light.

    An application to build on top of Tanyard House in Tanyard Lane, which includes a vehicle workshop, offices and garages, has been approved.

    The plan is to bulldoze buildings on the site and build 10 homes, including four four-bed town houses and some apartments.

    Developers said the site has had a high level of crime and the remaining buildings are in a derelict state - all of which was contested by neighbours who objected to this latest version of the plans.

  8. Police offer £20,000 reward over murder from 2016

    The Metropolitan Police are making a fresh appeal to find those responsible for the death of 35-year-old Mohammed Hassan, who was stabbed to death near Shepard House on the Winstanley Estate in Wandsworth on 3 August 2016.

    On the second anniversary of his death, the force is offering a £20,000 reward for any information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible for his murder.

    Mr Hassan's family said in a statement: "We lost part of us, part of our hearts.

    "We have to live with this pain for the rest of our lives but what give us hope is that we believe these murderers will complete their line in prison.

    "Your help is vital and being a witness will give us hope that justice will be brought into place."

    View more on twitter

    Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to the Winstanley Estate at about 18:00 BST on 3 August 2016, where they found Mr Hassan suffering from a stab injury.

    Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he died a short time later.

    A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

    Five people arrested in connection with the murder investigation have since been released.

  9. Great Ormond Street Hospital patient wins award

    The Diana Award is given out in Diana, Princess of Wales’ name to people aged nine to 25.

    It aims to recognise young people going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change.

    View more on twitter
  10. Deputy mayor's interest in bid to save listed building

    Alice Evans

    BBC News London

    Hanworth Park House

    The capital's deputy mayor for planning has weighed in on the fight to save a Grade II listed building in west London.

    Hanworth Park House, in Hounslow, is a 19th-Century house which acted as a military hospital in World War I and was most recently a nursing home.

    The house has been deteriorating for years and is now at risk of “falling down” according to its owner, Gary Cottle.

    Historic England visited the site this week and said the house was “very vulnerable”.

    Mr Cottle wants to build at least 100 new affordable homes in Hanworth Park to raise funds for the main building’s restoration.

    But his plans to build on the green belt site have so far been met with opposition by the local council.

    Jules Pipe, London’s deputy mayor for planning, visited the site yesterday alongside the leader of Hounslow Council, Steven Curran.

    Steve Curran, Peter Hughes, Jules Pipe and Richard Griffiths

    Mr Pipe appeared "very engaged and interested” in the house’s heritage, according to Richard Griffiths, chair of Friends of Hanworth Park House.

    The campaign group believes the council will only back a planning application if the Greater London Authority (GLA) - influenced by Mr Pipe - supports it too.

    A council spokesman explained this was because of London Mayor Sadiq Khan's opposition to building work on green belt land.

    Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran said he would continue to work with the residents' group and the GLA "to discuss how we can together take this exciting project forward for the benefit of all”.

    Mr Pipe’s office declined to comment because to do so could "prejudice" the outcome of the future planning application.

  11. Jeremy Hunt pledges to help woman jailed in Iran

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    The new foreign secretary has said he will do "everything" he can to help release a London woman from an Iranian jail.

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Iran in April 2016 and given a five-year jail sentence for spying.

    Last month her family said Boris Johnson's resignation as foreign secretary put their bid for her release "back to square one".

    But the new minister in the role, Jeremy Hunt, met the mother-of-one's husband, Richard Ratcliffe, on Thursday to discuss the "shocking and desperate" situation.

    Read the full story here.

    Jeremy Hunt meeting
  12. How long will the heatwave last? And other questions

    London park

    After a brief burst of heavy rain last weekend, the summer heatwave is returning to some parts of the UK.

    Temperatures are forecast to rise again across London and southern England, with the hot weather set to continue into the first half of next week.

    Meanwhile, Europe is bracing itself for the hottest-ever temperatures with Spain and Portugal predicted to break the 48C (118.4F) record set in Athens in July 1977.

    As many struggle to stay cool this summer, here are some of the questions you've been asking Google.

  13. Heathrow Hub seeks judicial review of government stance

    Plane over houses

    Heathrow Hub, which wants to extend the existing northern runway at Heathrow Airport, is seeking a judicial review of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling's decision to approve Heathrow Airport's own plan.

    That plan is to build a new full length runway next to the current northern runway at the airport.

    Heathrow Hub said said the process which led to the decision was "flawed".

    "As a result, Mr Grayling has selected the most expensive, complex, disruptive expansion plan which, among other things, we believe will unnecessarily cause a substantial rise is fees for passengers and airlines," it said.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3212 London northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3212 London northbound severe accident, after A302 Great George Street.

    A3212 London - A3212 Parliament Street in Westminster blocked and queuing traffic northbound after Parliament Square, because of an accident involving a bus.

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

  15. Commuters in Waltham Forest to have their say

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Commuters are being asked to have their say on how to improve travel links and safety in the area.

    Waltham Forest Council was given the money from Transport for London (TfL) earlier this year, and is now deciding how to use that cash.

    The funding will be concentrated on developments in the Coppermill area, just south of Walthamstow Wetlands, and the project will be based on people's feedback.

    The authority's plans will be based on the feedback and will be developed over this summer and autumn.

    To have your say and find out more about the plans, register online on the Commonplace consultation website.

    The consultation will close on 10 August.