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- Updates on Thursday 7 April 2016
Any remaining showers will largely die out during the evening, but the odd isolated one may persist through the night, particularly in the east towards Dartford.
A few clear spells will develop, but in general it'll remain rather cloudy with winds becoming light.
Minimum Temperature: 5C (41F)
Reporter & Presenter BBC London News
Coming up on BBC London News this evening:
We'll be at the Old Bailey where a man who killed his mother and attacked his sister on the same day he was released from a Lewisham mental health facility has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.
And we'll be speaking to Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel about his latest role as a mathematical genius.
Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.
A man who killed his mother and injured his sister just hours after being allowed to leave a mental health facility in Lewisham has been handed an unlimited hospital order.
Gilbert Corette, 45, of Manor Avenue, admitted to the manslaughter of his mother, 81-year-old Florise Corette, by virtue of diminished responsibility and the grievous bodily harm of his 52-year-old sister.
Corette was today sentenced to a hospital order and a restriction order without limit of time to protect the public.
Judge Charles Wide said it was a "terribly sad and tragic case" and the defendant was obviously mentally ill at the time.
The judge said he was satisfied the defendant was suffering from a mental disorder and most suitable way of dealing with it was a hospital order and a restriction order without limit of time to protect the public.
Three rail firms have been shortlisted to run the West Midlands franchise, which runs train services to the Midlands from London Euston.
Current operator Govia, which owns London Midland, is in the running for the contract which is due to expire in 2017.
West Midlands Trains Ltd, a subsidiary of Dutch-owned Abellio Transport Group, and Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation are also bidding for the franchise.
The annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch has been held in the Guildhall to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
The guest of honour for this year's event is Prince Harry, who was greeted by the Lord Mayor Lord Mountevans.
The Prince met veterans who had been injured in battle, including Martyn Compton, a former British soldier who was injured in Afghanistan.
Over £1.4m has been made by the event for The Soldiers’ Charity since 2008.
In his new film The Man Who Knew Infinity, Dev Patel plays self-taught maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
The Harrow-born actor described the role as "the best piece of acting I've ever done", because in reality he is "terrible at maths".
The A2212 Baring Road in Grove park is closed southbound at the B226 Chinbrook Road junction because of an accident.
There are also long delays northbound on the A102 Blackwell Tunnel because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes are open but congestion is back to the Sun In The Sands roundabout.
A cyclist was spotted riding his bike on the M25 in a bid to reach Heathrow this morning.
The man, in his 30s from Feltham, was first seen travelling along the hard shoulder of the anti-clockwise carriageway near the airport.
He was escorted off the motorway by traffic officers but reappeared a short time later, this time on the slip road of the clockwise carriageway between junctions 13 and 14.
The cyclist was stopped on the road to Terminal 5 by officers where he was fined £50 and "given words of advice".
Some of the world's most talented young violinists will be performing at venues across the capital as part of a festival celebrating 100 years since the birth of Yehudi Menuhin.
Alice Bhandhukravi saw them play in a pod in the London Eye.
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A Knife Crime conference is being held in Lewisham Town Hall, which is being hosted by the youth mayor.
Speakers at the event include ex-gang members, police chiefs and the chair of Lewisham Safer Neighbourhoods.
Many people have been writing on the BBC London Facebook page, giving their reaction to the report by Shelter which found that half of London's private tenants are struggling to pay their rent.
Police are investigating whether a recent spate of cat killings in Gloucestershire are linked to the so-called "serial cat killer" in the capital.
Officers from Gloucestershire have been working with the Met Police after four cats were killed in the town Cinderford, two having body parts cut off and others having been shot or kicked.
More than 50 animal deaths have been reported to police in London.
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea admits he has plenty of sympathy for former club London Irish who sit bottom of the Premiership.
"I love that club," O'Shea told BBC Sport. "I certainly don't want to see them go down."
The Quins boss leads his side into a European Challenge Cup quarter-final against the Exiles on Saturday evening.
You have to wonder what they were investigating.
A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder earlier today following the death of 17-year-old Myron Issac Yarde.
The pair are currently in custody at a south London police station.
A 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy previously arrested on suspicion of murder have both been bailed.
Myron was found with a stab wound in Camplin Street by police on Sunday evening after they were called to nearby New Cross Road following an altercation between a group of youths.
Any lingering outbreaks of rain will clear away to the south this afternoon, to leave a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers.
Some of the showers are likely to be heavy at times, with hail and thunder possible, particularly over the Chilterns.
Maximum temperature: 11C (52F)
A Christian NHS worker who was suspended for giving a religious book to a Muslim colleague has lost her appeal against a ruling that the decision to discipline her was lawful.
In 2014, Victoria Wasteney was found guilty of "harassing and bullying" a work friend for giving her a book about a Muslim woman's encounter with Christianity, praying with her and asking her to church.
The occupational therapist was suspended for nine months and given a written warning, even though the woman had been happy to discuss faith with her and never gave evidence about her allegations to the NHS.
Ms Wasteney challenged the decision by East London NHS Foundation Trust at an employment tribunal last year, but it ruled that her employer had not discriminated against her.
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Community groups have condemned plans by Camden Council which would mean new social housing gained from property development in central London would not be built, but instead be replaced by cash payments and spent elsewhere.
Previously unseen pictures of Sir Paul McCartney, which were found in the loft of London photographer Clive Arrowsmith, have been published for the first time.
The shots, taken during sessions in 1976 and 1993, show Sir Paul with his first wife Linda and their band Wings.
Mr Arrowsmith said the photos shows "the fun we were all having, plus Paul and Linda's closeness".
They appear in the April edition of The Royal Photographic Society Journal.
At the beginning of last year, Henry Hendron had a successful career as a barrister, a flat in the heart of the capital, and a happy, loving relationship.
But just a few weeks later, it lay in ruins when his 18-year-old boyfriend, Miguel Jimenez, died from an overdose.
Hendron was arrested and later charged with supplying drugs, putting his career and his freedom both in jeopardy when he is sentenced in May.
Mr Hendron has been speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, about how his partner's death weighs heavily on his shoulders.
Waiting times for mental health treatment for eating disorders differs significantly across the capital, a BBC investigation has found.
On average patients wait more than ten weeks for care in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, but about 20 days in north-east London.
The Department of Health said it was working to cut waiting times.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has spoken to midfielder Jack Wilshere after he was pictured on a night out last Sunday.
"It looks to be taken out of proportion a little bit... You can accept players go out." said Wenger.
The 24-year-old has only recently returned to training having not played this season because of a broken leg.
A man was forced to miss an easyJet flight from Pisa to Gatwick after another passenger reported him to a member of staff for "suspicious behaviour".
The man had been checked and cleared by security personnel at the Italian airport but his flight took off without him on Wednesday.
An easyJet spokeswoman said he was given free hotel accommodation, a meal and a transfer on the next available flight once it was clear that he had done nothing wrong.
It was the third such incident with the airline in recent weeks.
Actress Jessica Raine says her new role in sci-fi play X is "a dream come true".
The Call the Midwife star is leading the cast in Alistair McDowall's new production at the Royal Court.
Speaking about the play the actress, who is more known for her TV roles like Midwife, Jericho and Wolf Hall, said she "always hankered to be in something set in a dystopian future".
Sian Berry has been discussing her plans for London's transport system, if she is elected mayor.
Speaking to Norman Smith, the Green Party candidate said she would stop building more roads, reduce public transport costs, and introduce a smarter congestion charge.
She was also tested on her general knowledge of the capital.
Shaky footage has emerged on social media which appears to show a creature disappearing below the surface of the Thames by the O2 Arena.
Some have questioned whether it is some kind of monster but self-proclaimed Loch Ness monster hunter Steve Feltham says he isn't convinced.
He spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live's Phil Williams to give his opinion about what it could be.
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Transport Correspondent, BBC London
You can sum up the challenges facing London transport long-term broadly as population growth and money.
The predictions are that London will have a population of 10 million by 2030, putting immense pressure on transport.
At the same time, TfL's operational budget will be non-subsidised by 2018/19 as the Government withdraws £2.8bn.
So how does London pay for more infrastructure as funding shrinks and the population grows?
After going to the trouble of recreating its own borough architects’ department, Croydon Council has now gone and signed up seven firms of architects – yes, seven – to design between them the hundreds of new homes across the borough.
The Big Issue is marking 200 million sales since its launch in 1991.
Launched by John Bird in 1991, the magazine has become a leading campaigner on issues surrounding poverty and homelessness.
It has partnered with street artist Ben Eine to celebrate the milestone with three collectors' edition covers.
However, there are severe delays on the Metropolitan line between Rickmansworth and Amersham and Chesham, because of a signal failure at Chalfont & Latimer.
The disappearance of a serving police officer who has been missing for five days is being being investigated by the Met's homicide unit.
PC Gordon Semple, from Greenhithe was last seen on 1 April around London Bridge where he had a work meeting at the Shard's Shangri-La hotel.
He was then seen on CCTV in Great Guilford Street at 15:00, but his partner reported him missing later that night.
It's a busy time for traffic on the roads in London this morning.
Along with disruption on the M1 and the A12, there are southbound queues to A406 North Circular Road Brent Cross.
The A406 North Circular is slow southbound towards Chiswick and there are delays back through North Ealing to Hanger Hill Park.
Harley Street is also closed at Marylebone Road due to works.