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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. Police scheme to improve autism interaction

    A scheme designed at improving how police interact with people with autism across London is to be introduced.

    Those individuals can carry either a Autism Alert Card or a larger "passport" which will identify them as having an autism spectrum disorder.

    It will include information regarding the individual’s name and contact details for an appropriate adult.

    The Met said cardholders would produce the information when they come into contact with police and "provide officers and staff with the information in order to aid understanding and effective interaction".

    The scheme, supported by the National Police Autism Association, is part of a collaboration between the Met, City of London Police and British Transport Police.

  3. Community policing site to close as budget cuts continue

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A community police base will be shut down due to ongoing cuts to the Metropolitan Police’s budget.

    West Hendon Safer Neighbourhood Team’s (SNT) current base in Vivian Avenue, Hendon, will close by the end of July, the Met has confirmed.

    Hundreds of people signed a petition against the closure of the site, fearing it could spark a rise in offending in an area that already has a higher crime rate than the rest of the borough.

    But London-wide changes to community policing mean the SNT will move to a temporary location in Colindale while the Met searches for a new base in West Hendon.

  4. Celebrities back London walk for bowel cancer

    Bowel Cancer UK

    Netflix’s Sex Education star Connor Swindells and TV presenter and walking enthusiast Julia Bradbury are encouraging the nation to join Bowel Cancer UK’s Walk Together in London on Saturday 14 September to help fund the charity’s services and research.

    The five-mile walk along the River Thames from Tower Bridge will pass Shakespeare’s Globe and St Paul’s Cathedral.

    Connor Swindells, whose family has been affected by bowel cancer, says: “Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but with your help we can change that. As a patron of Bowel Cancer UK, save the date and join me in supporting this wonderful event to bring everyone affected by the disease together.”

  5. Former Met officer jailed for Antigua holiday rape

    A former Metropolitan Police officer has been jailed for 15 years after he was convicted of raping a woman while on holiday in Antigua.

    Police Constable Lee Martin-Cramp, 26, was thrown out of the force after he was found guilty of carrying out the attack on the Caribbean island in May 2015.

    The Metropolitan Police said he used his job to dupe his victim into trusting him. Martin-Cramp was convicted by a jury at Antigua's High Court after being extradited to the island in what is reported to be a legal first.

    The Met said the officer, who was attached to the Met's Merton borough, was sentenced to 15 years in prison at the same court on Thursday.

  6. Union warns of 'summer travel chaos'

    plane at Heathrow

    Union Unite says that workers across the five terminals at Heathrow have announced a series of strikes.

    It says over 4,000 workers, including security guards, engineers, passenger service operatives and passenger service drivers, are set to walk out on 26 July and 27 July, 5 August and 6 August, and 23 August and 24 August.

    It comes after workers rejected an an 18 month pay offer amounting to 2.7% , which according to Unite amounts to just £3.75 extra a day for the lowest paid workers involved in the dispute.

    Unite says it represents over 4,000 Heathrow Airport workers who are involved in the dispute.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A315 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A315 London both ways severe disruption, from B408 Dalling Road to Nigel Playfair Avenue.

    A315 London - A315 Studland Street in Hammersmith closed and queues in both directions from the B408 Dalling Road junction to the Nigel Playfair Avenue junction, because of a fire at a building. Diversion in operation - bus routes affected: 27,190,266,267,391,H91.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A404 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A404 London both ways severe accident, at Park Parade.

    A404 London - A404 High Street Harlesden in Harlesden blocked and queues in both directions at the Park Parade junction, because of an accident.

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

  9. Today's photo of London

    BBC London News

    London skyline

    We used this wonderful photo by Jason Hawkes of the city's skyline as our banner, but we want a new picture every day to show off the capital.

    Have you taken a photo of your part of London which you think would be suitable? If so, email it in high resolution (2048 x 1152 or 1680 x 945) to

  10. Fourth murder arrest after man shot dead in snooker club

    Snooker club

    A fourth man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was shot dead at a snooker hall in Leyton, east London.

    The 27-year-old victim died at the Phoenix Club in Lea Bridge Road in the early hours of Sunday morning after he was involved in a fight with another group of men.

    A 34-year-old man was held on Wednesday. He has been bailed until early August, police said.

    Three other men have previously been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    A 26-year-old man has been released under investigation, a 21-year-old man has been released with no further action, and a 33-year-old has been bailed until August.

  11. Woman dies at scene of scooter and lorry crash

    A woman in her 30s has died following a collision between an electric scooter and a lorry in south west London this morning.

    Detectives are now appealing for witnesses and any dashcam footage following the incident in Wandsworth just after 08:30.

    It happened in Queenstown Road with the junction of Battersea Park Road SW8 and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

  12. John Leslie charged with sexually touching woman

    Former television presenter John Leslie has been charged with one count of sexual touching of a woman dating back to December 2008, Scotland Yard said.

    A statement from the force said: "John Leslie Stott, 54, of Edinburgh, Midlothian, was charged by postal requisition on Wednesday, 5 June with sexual touching of a woman aged 16 or over, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

    "He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 25 July at 09:30.

    "The allegation relates to an incident in Westminster in December 2008. The victim was aged 30 at the time.

    "Detectives from the Met's Central West Command Unit investigate."