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Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday with the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather. Have a good evening.

Tonight's weather: Cloudy and damp night

BBC Weather

It will be cloudy and damp tonight, with a chance of mist in fog in higher grounds like Hampstead Heath. 

Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).

Evening news: Scrapping CCTV in Westminster and Pele memorabilia

BBC London News

On BBC London News at 18:30, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has openly questioned Westminster Council's plans to get rid of all its fixed CCTV cameras. The council says it will save money but politicians from across the political spectrum have criticised the idea.

And Edson Arantes do Nasci-mentoo,  or Pele to you and me, has given us a special preview of his football memorabilia which he will be selling at a London auction house next week. 

Today's photo: Pillow talk

Everything by my side, is a theatrical performance that sees actors in white beds whisper to individual audience members, created by Argentinian artist Fernando Rubio.

It was unveiled earlier at its UK debut at Canary Wharf. 

Everything by my side

Pedestrian killed in Oxford Street crash was renowned art collector

A 73-year-old woman who died days after being struck by a bus on Oxford Street was a world-renowned art-collector.

Baroness Marion Lambert was hit by the double-decker bus near Bond Street station last Tuesday afternoon.

The baroness featured recently in a BBC documentary about extraordinary art collectors, as she auctioned off items worth almost £15m from her collection.

In the documentary she said collecting art, including works by emerging artists, was "soothing" and a way to "come to terms with life".

Simon de Pury, who oversaw the sale, described her taste as "aesthetically fine, very beautiful, but always with a touch of humour."

Free ride on branded bikes around London

Cyclists can ride around London for free if they do not mind becoming human billboards.

Buzzbike - a new scheme launched at the Design Museum in London -  offers riders a free bike plus lights, bike lock, insurance and servicing in exchange for cycling around the capital advertising different brands. 

Buzzbike founders Andrew Nunn and Tom Hares

Buzzbike co-founder Tom Hares said: "Brands have been advertising on commuter transport for hundreds of years. 

"Given the growth in cycling and the culture that surrounds it, bikes felt like a natural progression." 


Riders have to sign up and leave a deposit and agree to riding the bike for at least 12 days a month. Bluetooth technology will track the bikes.

About 500 people have already signed up to the scheme, the founders said.

Attenborough and Paddington creater to read at Queen's Thanksgiving Service

Sir David Attenborough and Paddington creator Michael Bond will take part in the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen as the monarch turns 90.

Both men also turned 90 earlier this year.

Sir David Attenborough

The broadcaster and naturalist will read a reflection at the ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, which has been written by the author.

The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel said about the piece: "Michael Bond speaks of the trials and tribulations of growing up in those years in a wonderfully humorous manner – but then he looks back seriously at it all, and quotes the famous words by poet Louise Haskins spoken by the Queen’s father King George VI in his 1939 Christmas broadcast just after the country had gone to war."

Michael Bond

Latest travel: accident at Victoria causing major problems

BBC Travel

In Victoria an accident opposite Victoria Coach station is causing major queues around Vauxhall, Victora and Belgravia.

On Buckingham Palace Road in both directions closed, there is queueing traffic due to an accident between Elizabeth Street / St George's Drive and A3213 Belgrave Road, congestion on A302 Victoria Street to A202 Vauxhall Bridge Road.

There is a diversion on these bus routes: 11, 44, 170, 211, C1, C2 and C10.

In Bayswater there are temporary traffic lights and a gas leak on A4206 Bishop's Bridge Road between Queensway and Porchester Road / Inverness Terrace.

These buses are on diversion as a result: 7, 23, 27, 36 and 70

On the North Circular at Finchley there is heavier than normal traffic on the A406 North Circular Road Westbound from A1000 Finchley High Road to A1 (Henly's Corner).

Keep up to date via @BBCTravelAlert

Woman cyclist killed in lorry collision named

A 25-year-old cyclist who was killed in Croydon, south London, when she was struck by a lorry has been named by police as Magda Tadaj.

The collision took place on St James's Road, at the junction with Lansdowne Road, Croydon on 23 May. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 48-year-old lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop at the scene. 

He was subsequently bailed until mid-September.

Job cuts in LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) has said its forthcoming merger with Deutsche Boerse could lead to as many as 1,250 job losses.

The tie-up, announced in March, is expected to be completed by the end of this year or early 2017.

It will create one of the world's largest exchange companies with a combined value of about £21bn.

Each of the two companies has more than 5,000 staff.

Fuller's haul completes Middlesex win

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James Fuller
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James Fuller takes five wickets on his first-class debut for Middlesex, who complete an innings win against Hampshire.

Former Cameron aide guilty over indecent images of children

Patrick Rock, 65, a former Downing Street aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, has been found guilty at Southwark Crown Court in London of five counts of making indecent photographs of children. 

Patrick Rock

Teenager shot in Feltham

A teenager is in hospital after being shot in a residential area in west London.

Police and paramedics were called to Southern Avenue in Feltham just before 21:15 last night and found the boy with a bullet injury.

Southern Avenue, Feltham

The condition of the victim has been described by police as stable.

Armed police officers and officers from the Trident and Gang Crime Command are investigating the shooting.

There have been no arrests as yet.

Part-time season tickets on c2c

Evening Standard

Rail passengers can benefit for the first time from a part-time season ticket under a new scheme launched today.  

Man with mis-matched trainers sought over Wandsworth petrol station attack

CCTV images of a man the police are seeking over analleged assault in a petrol station in Wandsworth area have been issued.

A 25-year-old shop assistant was punched on 11 May after he challenged a man he suspected of stealing from the store.

CCTV issued by police
Met Police

Police describe the suspect as bald with a short beard, wearing one white trainer and one black trainer, a grey hooded jumper, black jogging bottoms and was carrying a black ‘Umbro’ holdall.  

Fire in Southgate shop

Ex-Cameron aide cleared on two counts of child images offences

A former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron has been cleared found not guilty of downloading indecent images of children on two counts.

Patrick Rock, 65, of Fulham, south-west London, faces a further 18 charges of making an indecent photograph of a child - which he denies.

Patrick Rock

Mr Rock, who worked as deputy director of policy at Downing Street, admits downloading 20 separate images of nine young girls in August 2013, but denies they are indecent.

Judge Alistair McCreath gave a majority direction to the jury on the remaining counts and they retired to continue their deliberations. 

Prince Harry presents Invictus Games medal to hospital team

A hospital team who saved the life of an Invictus Games athlete has been presented with her gold medal by Prince Harry at a Kensington Palace ceremony.

US solider Elizabeth Marks, 25, became critically ill during the inaugural event in 2014 and was taken to Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

Papworth Hospital team handed medal by Prince Harry

In this year's games, she won gold in the 100-metre freestyle.

She asked Prince Harry, who founded the games, to ensure the medal was donated to staff as a mark of her gratitude.

US solider Elizabeth Marks with Prince Harry

Staff Sgt Marks, a combat medic, was left with hip injuries while on tour in Iraq, and had to have four rounds of surgery in 18 months.

She collapsed with a serious lung condition before the 2014 games for injured service personnel and veterans.

London gang who planned raid on St Andrews jewellers jailed

A London-based gang of seven have been jailed for a total of 42 years for a planned raid on a jewelry store at a hotel in St Andrews in Scotland.

The gang targeted the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews in March 2015, but police were tracking them and moved in before they could act.

Clockwise from top left: Paul Hogwood, Kevin Mulheron, Peter Attwood, Thomas Slayford, Louie Attwood, Kai McGinley and Benson Aluko
Police Scotland/Spindrift

The men bought weapons and two Italian scooters ahead of the robbery. They had also carried out a reconnaissance of the Mappin and Webb store.

Police Scotland said the men were all part of a gang the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad believed were responsible for a series of smash and grab robberies in London.    

  • Kevin Mulheron, 34, jailed for seven-and-a-half years 
  • Peter Attwood, 44, was described as the "ringleader" was jailed for nine years
  • Attwood's son Louie, 21, was jailed for five years
  • Kai McGinley was jailed for seven years
  • Paul Hogwood, 56, was jailed for 10 years
  • Thomas Slayford, 20, received five -and-a-half years
  • Benson Aluko, 20, was jailed for five years

Use of CCTV in Westminster

Westminster City Council has revealed these details about how the footage captured by fixed CCTV cameras are used.

  • A total 7,029 incidents were captured by CCTV last year
  • The footage contributed to 1,313 arrests 
  • 1,750 requests for footage were made 
  • 92.3% of those requests were from the Metropolitan Police or other police forces 
  • 1,406 hours of footage were secured against these requests.

CCTVs 'keeping us safe', says Mayor Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will look into plans to scrap fixed CCTVs in Westminster after the local authority said it cannot afford the system.

Mr Khan said: "CCTV plays an important role in keeping us safe, making us feel safe and catching the bad guys. 

"I want to work with local authorities, with everyone in London to keep our city safe. I'll be looking at what Westminster Council are saying."

Sadiq Khan
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Labour group in Westminster City Council has also voiced concerns about the lack of any alternatives.

Labour Public Protection spokesperson and Deputy Leader Patricia McAllister said: "Following on from repeated cuts to Westminster's police stations and safer neighbourhood teams, closing the camera network will cause further public concern that this council and this government are not prioritising public protection." 

Westminster considers scrapping fixed CCTVs

Fixed CCTV cameras could be scrapped in central London from September, if Westminster City Council's plans to cut costs are approved. 

In a meeting last month the local authority said they could save more than £1m a year by scrapping the cameras, as there is little evidence that they prevent crime. 

CCTV in Westminster

At the meeting it was said the Met Police "benefit directly" from the system but "do not make a financial contribution to the revenue costs". 

A plea to the previous mayor Boris Johnson in 2014 for the force to fund the scheme was turned down, councillors heard at the meeting.

A decision will be made on 6 June.

"Our current view is that we do not feel we are able to continue to subsidise this non statutory service which will cost us £1m per year to run, when there are many other pressures on our budgets," a council spokesman has said.

Robbed Norwood charity sends thanks to community donors

Inside Croydon

An appeal from a Norwood lunch club to replace stolen food and equipment has hit its target in less than 24 hours – thanks in part to a donation from one local businessman who read about the charity’s plight on Inside Croydon.  

Road closed in Balham following collision

Lunchtime weather: cloudy and wet

BBC Weather

It will stay mostly cloudy and damp for most with some areas seeing heavy bursts of rain at times.

Maximum temperature: 15C (59F)

Lunchtime news: Westminster may scrap CCTVs, Pele awards auction

BBC London News

Coming up at 13:30 on BBC One, concerns about security as Westminster City Council's plans to scrap fixed CCTV cameras are revealed.

And our sports reporter Chris Slegg gets special access as football legend Pele auctions off awards and memorabilia collected during his successful career. 

Knife attacker confronted by passer-by

A member of the public, Daniel Bielinski, also confronted a knife attacker at Leytonstone Tube station while filming him.

In the dramatic footage shown to the jury Muhiddin Mire, 30, can be seen slowly walking after Polish Mr Bielinski, who continued filming him and asked in heated exchanges: "Why you attack me and my girlfriend?" 

Leytonstone Tube station

As Mire returned to the station, Mr Bielinski screamed: "Be careful, be careful. Knife blade. Call for police. Security." 

Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC said police images of killed soldier Lee Rigby, Islamic State executioner known as Jihadi John, on Mire's phone.

"The contents of the defendant's phone, when looked at alongside what he said during the course of the incident ... provides an insight as to what motivated the defendant to do what he did and what he was seeking to do to Mr Zimmerman," Mr Rees added.

Leytonstone Tube knife attacker tasering shown to jury

An Old Bailey jury has been shown footage of a man who attacked a commuter with a knife at an east London Tube station being Tasered by police.

A Taser was fired three times to bring Muhiddin Mire, 30, to the ground after he cut musician Lyle Zimmerman's throat, exposing his windpipe, at Leytonstone Underground station on 5 December last year.

CCTV still of the attack at the Tube station
Met Police

The attacker was filmed by another member of the public, Daniel Bielinski, outside the station. 

In the five-minute clip shown in court Mr Bielinski could be heard shouting "Call for police" and warning other passengers away. 

Mr Mire, of Sansom Road, Leytonstone, denies attempted murder but admits four counts of attempted wounding and an alternative count of wounding with intent to cause Mr Zimmerman grievous bodily harm. 

Roman tablets are a 'gift for archaeologists'

The wooden tablets survived being buried in the ground for centuries due to the absence of oxygen in the wet mud of the Walbrook, one of the capital's many buriedrivers.

Sophie Jackson, archaeologist and director at independent charitable company Museum of London Archaeology, which led the dig, said: "We always had high high hopes for the Bloomberg dig, situated in the heart of the Roman and modern city and with perfect wet conditions for the survival of archaeology, but the findings far exceeded all expectations.

Dig at the Bloomberg site

"The writing tablets are truly a gift for archaeologists trying to get closer to the first Roman Britons."   

Oxford University classicist and cursive Latin expert Roger Tomlin, who deciphered and interpreted the tablets, said: "I am so lucky to be the first to read them again, after more than 19 centuries, and to imagine what these people were like, who founded the new city of London." 

Roger Tomlin studying the tablets

UK's 'oldest' hand-written document found at Roman dig

The oldest hand-written document ever found in Britain has been found during a dig in the City of London, archaeologists have revealed.

The Roman tablet dates back to 8 January AD 57 and was found at the dig at Bloomberg's new European headquarters, Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) said.

Roman tablet with "Londinio Mogontio" written on it in AD 65/80

More than 700 artefacts were found from the dig, including about 410 wooden tablets of which 87 have been deciphered.

The finds include one tablet containing the earliest ever reference to London in around 65-80 AD, 50 years before Roman historian Tacitus mentions the capital in his Annals.

The dig in the City of London

Zeppelins raid London during World War I

On this day in 1915, German Zeppelins carried out their first air raid on London.

German Zeppelin
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During the course of World War I, air raids by the Germans, including 12 airship raids on the capital city, killed about 530 people.

Many of these Zeppelins were shot down by British pilots.

New Mary Poppins set in Depression-era London

Disney's sequel to the classic children's film Mary Poppins, starring Emily Blunt as the magical nanny, will debut on Christmas Day in 2018.  

A Disney spokesman said the sequel would take up the story of a "now-grown" Jane and Michael, and Michael's three children, who will be visited by Poppins in "Depression-era London... following a personal loss".

Emily Blunt

Based on the books of PL Travers, published between 1934 and 1988, it told the story of a magical nanny who arrived to help Mr and Mrs Banks and look after their children Jane and Michael.

The first book was adapted for the big screen in 1964, featuring Julie Andrews as the magical nanny and Dick Van Dyke. the film won five Oscars.

Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 Mary Poppins film

The day Bob Dylan was booed

On this day in 1966, fans of folk music booed the legendary singer Bob Dylan when he performed with an electric guitar at the Royal Albert Hall.

Bob Dylan performing at the Vieilles Charrues music festival in France in 2012

Teenager dies in collision with lorry

A lorry hit a man in Leamouth Road at 16:13 on Tuesday.

London Ambulance Service found an 18-year-old pedestrian with critical injuries who died at the scene.

Police are informing his next of kin. The driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made. 

Senior Labour MPs say it's 'time to get behind Corbyn'

A number of senior Labour politicians are joining forces to launch a new campaign to get behind their leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn (rt)

Labour Together will be chaired by the Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas in an attempt to unify the party and turn it into a "credible" political force.

The Croydon North MP Steve Reed says: "What Labour Party members wanted was something different to what had lost us two elections in a row, and that's the situation we were in."

"We have to respect the mandate he's got," Mr Cruddas added.

Drug-driving hits capital worst, figures suggest

BBC Radio 5 Live

Out of almost 1,800 people arrested in London for driving under the influence in the past year, 1,600 were found to have been driving under the influence of drugs and not alcohol, figures obtained by the BBC suggest.

The capital had the highest number of arrests for drug driving in England and Wales, followed by Greater Manchester Police with 573, then Cheshire Police force with 546 arrests.

Police officer

New legislation was brought in last year covering legal driving limits for 17 illegal and prescription drugs.

Under the old laws, police had to show driving was impaired by drugs to prosecute.

Drug driving information

Is this the end of the road for CCTV in Westminster?

Westminster Council is considering not renewing its CCTV cameras.

CCTV cameras
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The move could help save the council an estimated £1.7million.

Funding is no longer available from the Mayor's Office for Police and Crime and the council says there is no strong evidence to suggest CCTV is a sufficient deterrent to criminal activity. 

Elderly woman hit by bus in Oxford Street dies

A 73-year-old woman pedestrian who was hit by a bus on Oxford Street last week has died.

She has been named by police as Baroness Marion Lambert.

Scene of fatal collision on Oxford Street

The collision with route 73 bus took place near Bond Street Underground Station on the afternoon of 24 May.

She was taken to hospital with head injuries and died on Saturday.