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  1. Updates on Tuesday 28 June 2016

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

Tonight's weather: Mostly dry overnight

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A few showers, and perhaps some longer spells of rain will continue into this evening, before clearing through the first half of the night.

Turning drier with some clear spells by dawn, allowing some mist patches to develop, especially along prone stretches of the River Thames.

Minimum temperature: 10C (50F)

Prince Harry to follow in mother's footsteps in fight against HIV

Prince Harry is to follow in the footsteps of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales and make the fight against HIV a major part of his public work.

Harry is to will carry out other high profile events including meeting doctors and nurses caring for HIV-positive patients in south London, visit an innovative sexual health service, and speak at an international Aids conference in South Africa next month.

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Diana was the first member of the royal family to have contact with a person suffering from HIV/Aids when, in the late 1980s, she sat on the sickbed of a man with Aids and held his hand.

Both publicly and privately she supported the work of those helping patients, with late-night trips to east London's Mildmay HIV hospice, and serving as patron of the NAT (National Aids Trust).

Princess Diana visiting patients and staff at the London Lighthouse
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Fulham striker Moussa Dembele close to joining Celtic

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Moussa Dembele
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France Under-20 striker Moussa Dembele, who is out of contract with Fulham, is close to joining Scottish champions Celtic and will undergo a medical.

The 19-year-old scored 17 goals in 46 appearances last season as Fulham finished 20th in the English Championship, two places above the relegation spots.

Celtic will be required to pay a compensation fee to the London club should Dembele sign for them.

British preacher on trial over speeches allegedly posted on YouTube

British preacher Anjem Choudary has gone on trial over speeches allegedly posted on YouTube.

Anjem Choudary
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The 49-year-old and his co-accused, Mohammed Rahman, 33, appeared in court accused of terror offences. Mr Choudary and Mr Rahman were arrested on 25 September 2014 and bailed.

Then on August 5 last year, they were charged with offences contrary to terrorism legislation based on the speeches published on YouTube.

Mr Choudary, of Hampton Road, Ilford, and Mr Rahman, of Sidney Street in Whitechapel, deny the charges against them.

On air tonight: Sadiq Khan and Wimbledon catch-up

Louisa Preston

Reporter & Presenter BBC London News

Coming up on BBC London News this evening:

We'll be hearing from Sadiq Khan who told a summit earlier London must be given more autonomy following the Brexit vote.

Andy Murray
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And we'll be at Wimbledon to catch up on the latest action from SW19.

Join me at 18:30 on BBC One.

Man who wore anti-immigration T-shirt during Romford Armed Forces Day celebrations ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Romford Recorder

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A man pictured wearing a T-shirt that read “Yes we won! Now send them back” has been lambasted by people across the country.

Jeremy Corbyn motion of no confidence passed as Boris Johnson rejects need for election

Carole Walker

Political correspondent

A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been passed by the party's MPs.

The 172-40 vote, which is not binding, follows resignations from the shadow cabinet and calls on the Islington North MP to quit.

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Meanwhile, it is understood Boris Johnson would not call a general election if he wins the Conservative leadership contest and becomes the next prime minister.

A senior campaign source said Mr Johnson, who is MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, believes the referendum vote provides the mandate he needs to negotiate a Brexit deal.

Boris Johnson
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Drama looks at love life of Bobby Moore

Bobby and Tina Moore
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A drama about 1966 World Cup footballer Bobby Moore and his wife Tina is to appear on ITV, starring Coronation Street's Michelle Keegan and Grantchester's Lorne MacFayden.

Barking-born Moore was the only Englishman ever to lift the World Cup, as captain of the winning team.

The three-part drama will chart their lives from "humble beginnings to the dizzy heights of superstardom," ITV has revealed.

Travel: Signal failure at Aldgate East

BBC Travel

There is no service between Moorgate and Barking on the Hammersmith and City line because of a signal failure at Aldgate East. The problem is also causing severe delays on the Circle and District lines.

Buckingham Palace Road in Victoria is closed with traffic queuing southbound at the Bressenden Place junction because of an accident.

Repairs on the A3 southbound in Kingston Vale at the Robin Hood roundabout has closed one lane leading to congestion in the area.

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

Shakespeare comes to Selfridges

Selfridges is launching what it claims is the first commercial theatre within a department store, as part of celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

The Alexander McQueen window at Selfridges in London,
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The fully-functioning theatre has a 100-seat capacity and tickets for the production of Much Ado About nothing have gone on sale.

The Oxford Street store's display windows have also been bedecked with designers' interpretations of Shakespeare plays.

The production will run until 24 September.

Westminster Bridge closed because of abandoned car

Police closed Westminster Bridge because of an abandoned car left in the road.

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Witnesses said parliament's balcony had been cleared of people and a bomb disposal robot was used to check the vehicle.

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The closure caused disruption to traffic with five bus routes being diverted. Three of the exits at Westminster Station were also closed.

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However, Scotland Yard said "nothing suspicious" was found with the vehicle and the car has now been removed.

Watch: Protest outside St Thomas' Hospital over new bus stop

Alice Gross inquest told police did not check killer's criminal records

Tom Symonds

Home Affairs Correspondent

The inquest into the death of Alice Gross has been told police did not check the criminal records of a Latvian man arrested in 2009 who it is believed went on to kill her.

Alice Gross
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Met Detective Michael Forteath said "officers could have made a check, but there was no policy and the process was not widely known about".

Even during the hunt for the schoolgirl in 2014 the court heard an initial record check of Arnis Zalkalns' history came back clean.

The inquest into her death is looking into whether failures by the government and the police contributed to her death and will examine why Zalkalns was allowed to live unchecked in the UK.

Man stabbed outside Hammersmith bus station

Hammersmith bus station
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A man was found stabbed following a "disturbance" outside Hammersmith bus station yesterday afternoon, Scotland Yard have said.

The male was found at about 17:30 and was taken by London Ambulance Service to hospital.

His injuries are not life threatening and no arrests have been made.

Four Met officers to be investigated over Henry Hicks death

Four Met officers will be investigated for gross misconduct after an inquest found an 18-year-old who died in a moped crash was being pursued by police at the time.

Photo of Henry Hicks
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Ch Supt Catherine Roper said an investigation into the death of Henry Hicks by the Independent Police Complaints Commission had made "a number of recommendations for the Metropolitan Police".

She said the force would also review "our pursuit policy".

"The Met is committed to learning and ensuring that we do all we can to make sure our officers can do their very difficult jobs as safely as possible for the good of London," Ch Supt Roper said.

Man and woman found with stab wounds in Seven Sisters

A man and woman were found with stab wounds on Seven Sisters Road early this morning.

Seven Sisters Road
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Police said the pair were taken by London Ambulance crews to a north London hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A cordon was set up where the man and woman were found.

No arrests have been made.

Watch: 'I am demanding more autonomy for the capital right now' - Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said he was "demanding more autonomy" for London in a speech at The Times CEO Summit.

Watch: CCTV released of McDonalds fight

The Met has released CCTV of the moment a teenager was attacked outside a McDonalds restaurant in Barking.

Police said the 15-year-old was approached by a group of teenagers in the restaurant in East Street on 5 May at about 20:30 who asked what he was doing and where he was going.

When he left the McDonlads he was attacked by members of the group who punched, tripped and kicked him to the ground. He was taken to an east London hospital with bruising and a cut lip.

Scotland Yard said it was trying to identify four teenagers who appear in the footage and appealed for witnesses.

Four teenagers being searched for by police
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Girl thought Max Clifford would kill her, court told

A teenager feared former celebrity publicist Max Clifford was "going to kill her" when he forced her to perform a sex act on him, a court has heard.

The alleged victim, now married with children, told Southwark Crown Court he had said: "It's only a bit of fun."

Max Clifford
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But the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she had "no experience" and was scared of him.

Mr Clifford, now 73, denies assaulting the girl, then 17, at his London office in the early 1980s.

Listen: Suggs returns to Soho

As part of a programme for BBC Radio 4,The singer Suggs returns to London's Soho, where he spent much of his unconventional childhood and where his jazz singer mother still lives.

Henry Hicks family welcome inquest ruling

Henry Hicks's family said they welcomed the ruling after an inquest jury found the 18-year-old had died in a crash while he was trying to get away from police.

Family of Henry Hicks
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In a statement, his father David, mother Dione, and sister Claudia said: "Henry was 18 when he died and, as the police themselves said in the course of this inquest, he was a nice boy, polite, well brought up and from a good family.

"We are completely heartbroken and miss him every day. We will always miss him. Today confirms what we always believed had happened on that night."

Killed teenager was trying to get away from police, inquest finds

An 18-year-old who died in a moped crash was trying to get away from police who were pursuing him in unmarked cars, a jury has ruled.

Members of Henry Hicks's family burst into tears as a St Pancras Coroner's Court jury delivered a unanimous narrative verdict.

Wheelwright Street in Islington
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Henry Hicks died after he collided with another vehicle on Wheelwright Street in Islington

Mr Hicks died from a blunt force trauma to the head when his moped collided with civilian vehicles on 19 December 2014.

The jury ruled that the teenager "was aware that plain clothes officers were in unmarked vehicles driving at whatever distance behind him" and it was "a police pursuit as defined by the Metropolitan Police Service standard operating procedure."

The PC driving one of the vehicles had told the inquest he had not been "in pursuit" of the rider".

Sadiq Khan on post-Brexit London and the Labour leadership

Tim Donovan

BBC London, Political Editor

London's mayor says more powers should be devolved to the capital to help mitigate the risks from Brexit.

Sadiq Khan told business leaders he would be pushing hard on their behalf for access to the single market. "To have access to a single market we have got to renegotiate as best we can and that is one of the reasons why it is crucial for London to have a seat at the table because we are the beating heart of the country and London needs to do well.

"When London succeeds, the rest of the country succeeds, too. And when we fail, the entire nation fails."

Sadiq Khan
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Khan said - speaking as a lawyer - that when you lost a case, there was a right to appeal, but not so here.There should be no second referendum - the verdict had been given.He appealed for support from the chief executives of top companies based in the capital in his quest for more financial powers and autonomy.He wants the London government to retain income from stamp duty and business rates in the capital and says he backs calls for a revaluation of council tax. He is also calling for more control of suburban rail routes and the scope to borrow more for infrastructure.

Khan wouldn't say whether he had confidence in Jeremy Corbyn's leadership - but appears to accept the likelihood of a leadership contest."He was voted the leader last year. He's got a mandate. He's doing his job. I am doing my job as the mayor of London."I've got confidence that he understands the challenges we face as a party. I think he recognises that these are difficult times for our party but more importantly for our country and its for MPs in parliament and for others to get involved in the vote today in parliament, the vote of confidence, it's for others to get involved in the leadership contest. I am focused 100 percent focused on being mayor of London."  

Weather: A wet end to the day, but becoming drier overnight

BBC weather chart
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Cloud will continue to build through the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain arriving into western parts such as Twickenham by the early evening, turning heavy at times as it continues to spread eastwards.

Maximum Temperature: 20C (68F)

On air at lunchtime: Sadiq Khan and remembering the Battle of the Somme

Alice Salfield

BBC London presenter

Coming up on BBC London News this lunchtime:

We'll be speaking to Sadiq Khan after he made his first speech following the EU referendum in which he called for London to have more autonomy.

And we'll find out about the preparations going on in the capital to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Join me at 13:30 on BBC One.

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Middlesex battle back against Lancashire

BBC Sport

Middlesex have returned to Lord's for the third day of their County Championship match against Lancashire.

Alviro Petersen
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Yesterday, Alviro Petersen fell nine short of a double century as Lancashire laboured to a big score of 513 in their first innings.

But Nick Gubbins and Stevie Eskinazi responded well for Middlesex, with an unbroken stand of 87 to close on 146-1.

You can follow live coverage of the match here.

London building firm fined £550,000 after friends fell to their deaths

A construction firm has been fined £550,000 after two men fell to their deaths through a roadside hoarding.

PC Gavin Brewer, 32, and his partner Stuart Meads, 34, had been drinking when they got into a fight and fell four metres (13ft) through the building site's perimeter hoarding.

Stuart Meads and Gavin Brewer
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Monavon Construction pleaded guilty to two counts of corporate manslaughter

Judge Paul Worsley QC told the Old Bailey it was an "accident waiting to happen" and "wholly preventable".

Jeremy Corbyn faces no-confidence motion from MPs

Labour MPs are to vote on a motion of no confidence in the leader Jeremy Corbyn, as another party frontbencher quits their post.

This comes after Mr Corbyn told supporters at a rally outside Parliament to not "let those people who wish us ill divide us".

Shadow justice minister Andy Slaughter is the latest to leave his post, after a mass walkout from the shadow cabinet.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Islington North MP  was "not going anywhere".

Wimbledon: Andy Murray to face fellow Brit Liam Broady this afternoon

BBC Sport

Andy Murray will play fellow Briton Liam Broady in the first round of Wimbledon at 13:00 BST today.

Former champion Murray has never played Broady, the world number 234 who has received a wildcard to the tournament.  

Murray said: "I obviously hope that I win the match but I know Liam pretty well and this is a big opportunity for him to go out there, give it a go and show everybody what he's got."

You can watch the match live here

Andy Murray
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Could east London's 'silicon roundabout' be heading for Berlin?

Joe Miller

Business reporter

Over the weekend, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel was hurriedly convening a meeting of European leaders to assess the aftermath of Britain's choice to leave the EU, Cordelia Yzer was on the phone.

The Berlin Senator for Economics and Technology was not chatting to fellow politicians, but with start-ups and global funds, who, in the wake of Brexit, are now considering Germany's capital as their base.

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"Those companies who have headquarters in London are aware that they need to be in the EU," she says.

Some London-based companies have already suggested they are thinking about moving to Europe, but others have suggested the capital has a "unique ecosystem" which will keep them in the UK.

MPs to meet to discuss improving air quality in London

London MPs and air quality experts are to meet later to discuss improving air quality in the capital after research was released by the King's College London which showed that air pollution contributes to 9,500 premature deaths a year.

A man walks through Greenwich Park as a haze of pollution sits over the London skyline
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Councillor Julian Bell, chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee, said air pollution was "a silent killer" and called for "capital-wide solutions".

Among other targets, the meeting will call on the government to continue committing to meeting EU limits for nitrogen dioxide by 2020 and introduce a national scrappage scheme for polluting vehicles.

Mayor tells summit referendum result must be accepted

Tim Donovan

BBC London, Political Editor

The mayor told business leaders he did not think there should be another referendum.

"We need to be united in our acceptance of the public will", Sadiq Khan said.

Speaking about the Brexit decision, he said the vote does not feel like "taking back control" and warned of a "long and difficult summer" ahead.

Sadiq Khan calls for more autonomy for London

Tim Donovan

BBC London, Political Editor

Sadiq Khan has called for more autonomy for the capital during a speech at the Times CEO Summit in London.

Sadiq Khan
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The mayor told the audience the city must be able to decide how money is spent and given "more control of the slice of the pie we already get".

"It's crucial we move fast. It needs to happen now for London", he said.

He also said it was "crucial" for the capital to remain a part of the single market although he believed it would be impossible to get a deal without keeping free movement of labour.

Roads reopen after 'suspect package' found close to St Paul's Cathedral

Roads in the City have reopened after police cordoned off an area close to St Paul's Cathedral after finding a "suspect package".

City of London Police were called at 07:45 BST to reports of a suspect package in the churchyard area of St Paul's.

Cordons were put in place and the surrounding roads were closed while a controlled explosion was carried out.

The area has now reopened.

St Paul's
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Roads closed around St Paul's Cathedral due to 'suspect package'

Roads were closed close to St Paul's Cathedral due to a "suspect package", City of London Police confirmed.

Martin Taylor said "Something went bang" as he shared a picture of the scene on Twitter.

St Pauls
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