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  1. Updates on Tuesday 7 June 2016

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

Tonight's weather: Scattered thundery showers overnight

BBC Weather

Scattered thundery showers are likely to continue overnight, although most will have eased by tomorrow morning.

It'll be another muggy night, with perhaps some mist forming in prone locations such as around the Lea Valley.

Minimum temperature: 15C (59F)

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Watch: Illuminating tribute to suffragettes

The Daily Politics

The New Dawn artwork in Westminster pays tribute to the battle for women to get the vote.

Today marks 150 years since the philosopher John Stuart Mill presented to Parliament a petition calling for votes for women, which became a turning point for the women's suffrage movement.

To celebrate, MPs are unveiling the New Dawn artwork in Westminster Hall, and Daily Politics reporter Ellie Price was allowed an early viewing.

Tooting by-election candidates: Alex Glassbrook, Lib Dems

Susana Mendonca

BBC Radio London Political Reporter

People living in Tooting will elect a new MP next week after Sadiq Khan decided to step down there to focus on being Mayor of London.

Every day this week we are hearing from the main candidates standing in the by-election on June 16.

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Today it's the turn of the Liberal Democrat candidate, Alex Glassbrook.

You can hear more from him on Drivetime with Eddie Nestor on BBC Radio London this evening. 

All 14 candidates standing in the Tooting by-election are listed here.

Arsenal told Jamie Vardy focused on Euro 2016

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

Jamie Vardy
Reuters

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's representatives have told Arsenal the striker wants to focus on Euro 2016.

The Gunners have triggered a release clause in the England international's contract, and are believed to have offered him a £120,000-a-week deal.

Premier League champions Leicester are thought to have made Vardy, 29, a counter offer as they try to keep him.

On air this evening: Flash floods and a Serpentine sneak peak

Alice Bhandhukravi

Coming up on BBC London News this evening:

We'll be in Wallington where torrential rain has caused cars to be submerged in flash floods.

And we'll have a sneak preview of the new pavilion at the Serpentine which will be open to the public later this week.

Serpentine pavilion
BBC

Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.

About 35mm of rain falls on south London in an hour

Lightning strike in central London
BBC

The Environment Agency has revealed about 35mm of rain fell on south London within an hour.

Areas were most badly affected by the storm between 14:30 and 15:00.

The Met Office has also extended issued the yellow rain warning until 06:00 tomorrow.

Travel: Roads and rail affected by flash floods

BBC Travel

Manor Road in Wallington is closed outside the railway station because of the flooding. The railway station however remains open.

Several roads are closed around Carshalton, Coulston and Caterham because of flooding.

Southern trains have delays across many parts of their network this evening because of the flooding.

For the latest travel updates visit the BBC London travel page or follow @BBCTravelAlert

Watch: Heavy storms cause flash floods in south London

Watch: Chaos outside Chelsea tribunal as Jose Mourinho departs

London Fire Brigade take 'about 100 flood calls'

Three trapped in cars after flash floods

Flooding in Wallington
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Three people were trapped in cars after they were submerged in water following flash floods in south-east London.

London Fire Brigade said it helped one person get out of their car while another two people had managed to escape before firefighters arrived at the scene on Manor Road, Wallington.

It said the road near Wallington Station was under two metres (6.5ft) of flood water.

Cars submerged in flood
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Jose Mourinho jostled in media scrum outside tribunal

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

Media scrum
BBC

There was a huge media scrum as Jose Mourinho departed the tribunal in Croydon.

The former Chelsea boss was jostled and bundled into a car while Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck was pushed over.

Media scrum
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Police at scene of Wallington station flood

Watch: Chelsea tribunal was 'game of brinkmanship'

Richard Conway reports from outside the Croydon tribunal where Eva Carneiro and Chelsea have reached a settlement on her constructive dismissal case.

Dr Carneiro was 'fulfilling her responsibility to the players' - Chelsea

Chelsea have spoken more about the incident where Dr Carneiro ran on the pitch in the game against Swansea which led to the first team doctor leaving the club:

"We wish to place on record that in running onto the pitch Dr Carneiro was following both the rules of the game and fulfilling her responsibility to the players as a doctor, putting their safety first. Dr Carneiro has always put the interests of the club's players first. Dr Carneiro is a highly competent and professional sports doctor. She was a valued member of the club's medical team and we wish her every success in her future career."

Chelsea spokesperson

Eva Carneiro 'relieved' tribunal case concluded

Eva Carneiro and her legal team
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Dr Carneiro said she was "relieved that we have been able to conclude this tribunal case".

"My priority has always been the health and safety of the players and fulfilling my duty of care as a doctor.

"I would like to thank everyone who has supported me including my husband, family and friends and members of the football community," she said.

Chelsea 'apologises unreservedly' to Eva Carneiro

Eva Carneiro
AP

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has settled her dismissal claim against the club, on confidential terms.

In a statement Chelsea said it "regretted the circumstances" which led to former club doctor Eva Carneiro leaving the club and "apologises unreservedly to her and her family for the distress caused".

It added that Jose Mourinho thanked Dr Carneiro for the "excellent and dedicated support" she provided and wished her a "successful career".

BreakingSettlement reached in Eva Carneiro Chelsea tribunal

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

Chelsea and Eva Carneiro have agreed to decide on a settlement but on confidential terms

All parties smiling as they head into Chelsea tribunal

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

All parties are now heading into the tribunal.

Some of Eva Carneiro's team are smiling although so is Jose Mourinho.

Anyone's guess as to what is going on - the media are now heading in too.

John Boyega to star in Pacific Rim sequel

Star Wars actor John Boyega is to star in the sequel to Pacific Rim, playing the son of the character whom Idris Elba played in its 2013 predecessor.

John Boyega and Idris Elba
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The south London born star confirmed his involvement on Twitter, saying he was both "very excited" and "so happy" to be on board as both an actor and producer.

Steven S DeKnight will direct Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, which will follow on from Guillermo del Toro's original.

Downpour floods Manor Road

London Fire Brigade attending flooding and lightning strike calls

Waiting for the Eva Carneiro Chelsea tribunal to begin

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

The start of the Eva Carneiro's tribunal against Chelsea has been delayed.

Jose Mourinho
BBC

The media are currently around the door waiting for permission to go into the tribunal room but we keep being told it has been put back.

Jose Mourinho is still in Chelsea's appointed briefing room, while there appears to be further activity between the lawyers for both sides who have adjacent briefing rooms.

Still we wait.

TV Appeal To Catch Wimbledon Fisherman's Hat Burglar

Wimbledon SW19 News

Detectives investigating around 200 burglaries in Wimbledon Village over a ten-year period made an appeal on BBC TV's Crimewatch Roadshow on Monday night.

London property prices per square metre rise by 432% over 20 years

For Sale signs outside building
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Property prices per square metre in the capital have risen by 432% over the past two decades, according to research by the Halifax.

That is compared to an average increase across the country of 251% in the same time period.

Growth in house prices across Britain are likely to slow over the rest of the year, the UK's largest mortgage lender said.

Jamie Vardy Arsenal move 'could be catastrophic'

BBC Sport

Jamie Vardy
Getty Images

Losing Jamie Vardy to Arsenal "could be catastrophic" for Premier League champions Leicester City, former Foxes defender Gerry Taggart has said.

England striker Vardy is deciding whether to accept a reported £120,000-a-week offer from the Gunners.

"If Jamie goes then one or two others might want to leave as well," Taggart told BBC Radio 5 live.

AFC Wimbledon and Chelsea exchange contracts on Kingsmeadow Cherry Red Records stadium sale, as Kingstonian search for new home

Wimbledon Guardian

AFC Wimbledon have exchanged contracts with Chelsea for the sale of Kingsmeadow stadium to the Premier League giants, leaving Kingstonian without a home.

Afternoon weather: Risk of thundery showers

BBC Weather

It will be rather cloudy at times this afternoon, bringing a risk of heavy and thundery showers, particularly over higher ground such as the Chilterns. 

Maximum temperature 26C (79F).

Sadiq Khan opens relocated Chelsea garden in Brixton

Watch: Eva Carneiro and Mourinho arrive at employment tribunal

Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

Dr Eva Carneiro has arrived for the second day of her employment tribunal against Chelsea.

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She was followed shortly afterwards by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Proceedings are due to begin at 14:00.

On air this lunchtime: Housing targets revised & Serpentine sneak peak

Asad Ahmad

Presenter, BBC London

Coming up on BBC London News this lunchtime:

Sadiq Khan's housing deputy has conceded the planned number of affordable homes being built in the capital each year will have to be revised - we'll be asking what this means for the mayor.

And we get a sneak peak of the annual pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery which will open to the public later this week.

Serpentine Gallery pavillion
BBC

Join me at 13:30 on BBC One.

OAP Polish clubbers 'had a wonderful time' during Fabric visit

The elderly Polish clubbers who became internet stars after a visit to London's Fabric have spoken about their visit to the club.

OAP clubbers
Jacob Husley

The pair visited DJ Jacob Husley's WetYourSelf night last month while staying with their niece in London.

Mr Husley said he has since received a letter from the couple who wrote how they "had a wonderful time dancing with young Londoners".

They also gave him advice about how to improve his night saying they were more "fans of electronic dance music which Fabric used to play".

Computer system failure throws Tooting hospital into 'chaos'

St George's Hospital in Tooting
Google

St George's Hospital in Tooting was thrown into "chaos" when its computer system went down for several hours.

Technical issues were reported yesterday at about 17:00 and resolved by 19:40.

A spokeswoman said the cause was not yet known and that an investigation had been launched.

Mayor's housing deputy asked how housing target 'differs from a dream'

Tim Donovan

BBC London, Political Editor

London Assembly
City Hall

Andrew Boff, chair of the London Assembly housing committee, has asked James Murray how Sadiq Khan's long-term target for affordable homes "differs from a dream".

The mayor's housing deputy replied that it is "clear it is going to take a lot of effort" to get so many affordable homes.

Charlton 'made mistakes' - new boss Russell Slade

Emma Jones

BBC London

Charlton press conference
BBC

New Charlton Athletic manager Russell Slade has taken part in his first press conference for the club.

He said the Addicks board had admitted they had "made mistakes" in recent years which had led to their relegation last season.

The former Cardiff boss said the club hoped having an English manager with experience of League One football would "put things right".

Jewish community centre release statement about coastal rescue

A spokesperson for the Stamford Hill community centre where the 34 youngsters who were rescued overnight from the Kent coast were from, has released a statement:

"We are hugely grateful to the coastguard whose swift actions ensured that everyone was returned to the shore safe and well. A full internal investigation will be held to ascertain the facts and understand the lessons to be learned."

Ahavat Yisrael Community Centre spokesperson

Watch: Dramatic footage reveals Kent coast rescue of London pupils

Dramatic footage has been released by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency of the moment 34 teenagers and two adults from a London community centre were found after they got trapped on the Kent coast.

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