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  1. Updates on Tuesday 12 July 2016

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

Tonight's weather: Showers dying out

BBC Weather

The majority of today's showers will gradually die away overnight, leaving a few persisting across parts of London by tomorrow morning, allowing some clearer spells to develop. 

Minimum temperature 11C (52F).

Theresa May: the early years

How Theresa May cut her teeth in politics in South London

WATCH: I Am London exhibition opens

Hannah Gelbart

BBC London News

The I Am London exhibition has opened at Kings Cross, showing photos of Londoners and their city. What do you love about London?

The I Am London exhibition has opened at King's Cross

Rosena Allin-Khan: 'I will work to protect NHS staff'

The new Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan told Parliament in her maiden speech that she "could not be prouder" of her NHS colleagues at St George's Hospital and throughout the country.

"I will work to protect them from the attacks they are under. Our NHS staff see work as a vocation, not as a job," she said.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan
Parliament TV

"This is why they have been so damaged by the recent mishandling of the junior doctors' contract, and why nurses are so distraught when they see their bursaries axed."

"It is morally reprehensible that student nurses are forced to seek food banks or that women in medicine are penalised for having children."

David Cameron on last visit as PM

David Cameron told London school children that history is in the making as a female Prime Minister gets ready to over at Number 10. 

His last visit as PM was to the Reach Academy in Feltham - a free school set up in 2012 during his time in Government. 

He told pupils he'd rather be a teacher than a farmer, and then tucked into a school lunch for the last time - a baked potato with beans.   

David Cameron visits a London school on his last visit as Prime Minister

Leytonstone tube attack victim: ‘It’s bizarre how untraumatised I feel’

The Guardian

Lyle Zimmerman waived his anonymity after Muhiddin Mire was convicted last month of a horrific knife attack on him. In his first in-depth interview, he explains why the murder of Jo Cox and the attack in Orlando have prompted him to speak out  

Floating garden using left over Chelsea flowers to open on Greenwich Penninsula

A floating garden created using thousands of plants salvaged from this year's Chelsea Flower Show is to open on the jetty at Greenwich Peninsula.

Mock-up drawing of floating garden
Farmopolis

Entry to Farmopolis will be free to visitors, who will be able to walk around a new "green oasis", according to the organisers.

Live music, literary salons and immersive theatre will take place at the site over the summer and the people behind the garden also hope to develop the space into an urban farm.

The project is being created through a partnership between festival organisers Secret Production, landscape and art practice Wayward, and Greenwich Penninsula.

It will open to the public on 30 July.

Discovering the next generation of Olympic athletes

Olympic & World Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua has been at an event which aims to find the next generation of athletes for Tokyo 2020 and beyond. 

Hundreds of young people have been tested for their Olympic sporting potential in Stratford this morning. BBC London's Sara Orchard was there. 

Boxer Anthony Joshua on why it's important to try out a range of sports

New Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan gives maiden speech in Parliament

New Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has made her maiden speech in the House of Commons.

Dr Allin-Khan was elected after Sadiq Khan stepped down when he was elected Mayor of London.

She told Parliament: "Just two months ago I was working day and night on our NHS frontline as an emergency doctor.

Rosena Allin-Khan
BBC

"I will endeavour to build upon Sadiq's fine legacy, standing tall for all of Tooting."

"There has always been a rich tapestry of communities living harmoniously alongside one another, and that unity should be celebrated, and I will defend it with every fibre of my being."

West Ham in talks with Milan over Bacca

BBC Sport

Carlos Bacca
AP

West Ham are in negotiations with AC Milan over the transfer of Colombia striker Carlos Bacca.

The 29-year-old, reported to be worth £26m, joined Milan from Sevilla for £21m last summer and scored 21 goals in his first season with the Italian side.

Revised Southern timetable: No trains at Birkbeck

Southern rail have a new timetable which they say will improve reliability. But at Birkbeck station in zone 4, there are no trains. 

BBC London Transport Correspondent Tom Edwards says some passengers are still turning up.  

No trains at Birkbeck due to Southern emergency timetable . There is a tram to East Croydon.

No trains at Birkbeck due to Southern emergency timetable . There is a tram to East Croydon.

Afternoon weather: Risk of heavy showers

BBC Weather

Many of us will see further showers this afternoon and these could then turn heavy and thundery in places, with some slow moving torrential downpours possible. 

Highs of 20C (68F).

London Mayor calls for Southern trains to have its franchise stripped

Sadiq Khan says he's appalled at the 'unceasing misery' inflicted on passengers of Southern rail services. 

It comes after months of delays, cancellations and overcrowding. The rail operator, Govia Thameslink Railway, claims a reduced timetable will help improve reliability - but Mr Khan says TfL should take over the service.

Watch: General election in 2016 or 2020, Croydon voters are asked

The Daily Politics

The people of Croydon are asking if they want a general election now that Theresa May is set to move into Downing Street.

Some political opponents have said this warrants a fresh election, although the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act means the date will be May 2020, unless MPs vote for one before.

The Daily Politics moodbox - an unscientific test with a plastic box and balls - was used to gauge the mood on the streets of the south London borough by reporter Adam Fleming.

The people of Croydon are asked if they want a general election as there will be a new PM.

Charity worker 'a political pawn'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her young daughter were stopped at Tehran airport as they tried to return home to north London. 

Her husband Richard Ratcliffe told BBC London he suspects his wife is being held as an international bargaining chip. 

The Foreign Office said it had raised the case "at the highest levels". 

Read more here: UK-Iranian charity worker faces trial in Iran 

Man scales crane at new Spurs stadium site

Emergency service crews are negotiating with a man who scaled a crane after he broke into the site of Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium last night.

Emergency services at top of crane
Paul Wood

The Met said officers were called to the construction site on High Road, N17, at 18:40 after receiving reports a man had climbed the 65m (210ft) crane.

Emergency services in crane cab
Paul Wood

Crews from the London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance service are also at the site.

Emergency services worker climbing on crane
Paul Wood

Spurs hope to move into their new £400m home before the 2018-19 season.

Construction site of new Tottenham stadium
Empics

RMT claims strike-hit Southern rail 'out of control

Managers on Southern rail have had to work as conductors on a reduced timetable brought in to cope with disruption, the RMT union has claimed.

The union, which is in dispute with parent firm Govia Thameslink (GTR) over guards' roles, said managers with the correct safety certification had been "press-ganged" into working on trains.

Souther Rail
Getty Images

It comes ass London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on the government to strip GTR of its franchise.

He said: "Passengers are paying thousands of pounds for a service that, rather than being 'turn up and go', has become 'turn up and hope'."

The mayor wants the government to take temporary responsibility for Southern services and a speedier timetable for transferring suburban services to Transport for London.

Hurst's 1966 England World Cup winning shirt fails to sell at auction

The shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in England's 1966 World Cup victory, which was expected to fetch up to £500,000, has failed to sell at auction.

The striker was wearing the number 10 shirt as he scored his famous hat-trick against West Germany.

The auctioneers Sotheby's said the bidding failed to meet the reserve price despite the shirt generating "a great deal of interest".

Sir Geoff Hurst
Hulton Archive
Sir Geoff Hurst scored twice in extra time

Tottenham set to sign Netherlands striker

Vincent Janssen
EPA

Tottenham are set to complete a £17m deal for Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar this week.

The 22-year-old arrived in London on Sunday for a medical.

Janssen got 27 league goals in his first campaign in the Dutch top flight last season and scored a penalty on his international debut in March - a 2-1 win over England.

Janssen will be the Premier League club's second summer signing after Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama.

IPCC to expand inquiry into child sex abuse cover-up allegations

Danny Shaw

BBC Home Affairs Correspondent

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is expanding its inquiry into claims police covered-up, suppressed allegations or halted sexual abuse investigations involving famous people.

The IPCC is now managing 44 investigations regarding alleged corruption in the Met Police regarding child sex offences dating from the 1970s to 2000s, up 16 in 10 months.  

Theresa May and Sonning

Our colleagues at BBC Berkshire have taken a look at the village the next prime minister calls home.

West Ham's Gold: Allardyce could be England manager

BBC Sport

Sam Allardyce
Getty Images

Sam Allardyce "would make a very good England manager", according to his former boss at West Ham, David Gold.

The Sunderland manager is favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson, who resigned after England's Euro 2016 exit.

It was reported this week that Allardyce would be interviewed for the role, but he has yet to be contacted by the Football Association.

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him [for the England job]," Hammers co-chairman Gold told BBC Radio 5 live.

BBC London: Tuesday morning bulletin

The main stories in London this morning

Mayor calls for government to step in over Southern 'misery'

Sadiq Khan
AP

London mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the Government to strip Govia Thameslink Railway of its franchise as he is appalled at the “unceasing misery” being inflicted on tens of thousands of passengers by the operator of Southern Rail.

He has urged the Department for Transport to take temporary responsibility for operation of the Southern rail services, and asked it to work with his team on putting in place a speedier timetable for the transfer of suburban rail services to Transport for London.

Hundreds of Southern rail services have been axed under an amended timetable prompted by months of disruption. 

Mr Khan said: "Passengers are paying thousands of pounds for a service that rather than being 'turn up and go' has become 'turn up and hope'. Their frustration at such a disgraceful level of service is obvious and it is justified."

On the roads: Congestion on QE2 bridge

BBC Travel

On the M25 heading clockwise a broken down lorry is causing congestion and five miles of queues on QE2 Bridge back to J30 at Thurrock Lakeside. 

Elsewhere there’s a broken down horsebox clockwise between J6 for Godstone and J17 for the M23 – all lanes have reopened but it could take a while to clear.

On the M11 southbound all lanes have re-opened following an incident from junction for the M25 to J4 at the North Circular, traffic is still queuing though.

The North Circular is blocked eastbound, there’s stationary traffic due to an incident and a car fire at Charlie Brown's Interchange with congestion back to the Crooked Billet underpass.

Travel update: Minor delays on Bakerloo and District line

BBC Travel

Services are suspended on London Midland between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey due to electrical supply problems.

And an emergency timetable is sill in place on Southern Rail due to ongoing industrial disputes.

On the Tube there is no Bakerloo line service between Queen's Park and Harrow & Wealdstone due to a faulty train.

There is no service on the District Line between Earls Court to Wimbledon because of a signal failure at Fulham Broadway, 

There are also severe delays between affecting Wimbledon and Edgware road in the eastbound direction as a knock on effect. 

On the London overground there are minor delays due to a passenger illness at Acton central affecting services between Willsden Junction and Richmond.

Sir Geoff Hurst's 1966 World Cup shirt for sale

The shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in England's 1966 World Cup victory is expected to fetch up to £500,000 at auction later.

The striker was wearing the number 10 shirt as he scored his famous hat-trick against West Germany.

Geoff Hurst scoring the winner against Germany in 1966
Hulton Archive

The victory 50 years ago is England's only World Cup win.

Hurst's third goal, scored in extra time, prompted Kenneth Wolstenhome's BBC commentary: "They think it's all over… it is now!"

Weather: Sunny start but heavy showers later

BBC Weather

A mainly dry start with sunny spells. However showers will soon develop during the morning. These could then turn heavy and thundery in places, with some slow moving torrential downpours likely.

Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

BBC London Weather: Sunny start but heavy showers later

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