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  1. Updates on Wednesday 20 July 2016

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A row has erupted over music events on Clapham Common

Two councils are rowing over music events on Clapham Common.

Heathrow unveils expansion bid design

New designs for Heathrow Airport which include open green spaces and large expanses of glass have been released as part of its continuing bid for expansion. 

It is described by architects Grimshaw "as setting a new standard for the future of aviation". 

Futuristic designs for Heathrow with third runway released

Plans include the third runway and easy access to the new Crossrail link. 

The airport is competing with Gatwick for government permission to expand increasing capacity in the south east.

UKIP councillor apologises for 'joking' Remain voters be killed

A UKIP councillor who said on social media that all Remain voters should be killed has apologised and said his comments were a joke.

Terence Nathan, a councillor in Bromley, south-east London, posted on Facebook it was "time to start killing these people".

Terence Nathan
Bromley Council

He wrote: "There is no need for threats just a bullet".

A spokesperson from UKIP said the councillor was "obviously joking".

West Ham star 'duped by hamper scammer'

West Ham's former captain acted as an inadvertent "middleman" in a Christmas hamper con in which fellow players lost thousands of pounds, a court has heard.

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Kevin Nolan told the jury he had passed the details of a hamper salesman named "Mark Kingston" to club officials.  

The 34-year-old said he passed the details to player liaison officer Tim De'Ath telling him: "Mark sold luxury hampers and he would like to come into the training ground."  

London Mayor calls for TfL to run Southern trains

Sadiq Khan says he wants to put a TfL team in charge of Southern's services.

The company has axed hundreds of trains from its timetable in an attempt, it says, to run a more reliable and resilient service. It follows months of delays and cancellations due to staff shortages, and a dispute with the RMT union. 

Sadiq Khan has written to the new Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

How a London 'water fight' escalated

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It started off as spontaneous water fight in London's Hyde Park, but it ended in violence.

But as the sun started to set, things started spiralling out of control.

A large crowd of people became increasingly hostile to police officers resulting in violent clashes between the two.

Five officers were injured and one was stabbed after 2,000 revellers tried to set up an unauthorised sound system.

Young people's mental health schemes get £55m lottery funding

A mental health project in London is among a number in England which will receive £55 million from lottery funds to support young people.

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Authorities in Blackpool, Kent and Newham have each been awarded £10 million to "spot the early signs", the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) said.

Council-led schemes in Cornwall and Wolverhampton were each granted nearly £9 million while £7.8 million will go towards a five-year project in Hull.

Lyn Cole, BLF grant-making director, said funds would "tackle stigma".

Art on the Tube

The Tube is home to many major works – and now you can take a tour to see them.

Stamford Hill: Boy made to pay £20 for putting lit fireworks into the pockets of Jewish people

Evening Standard

Community leaders in Stamford Hill have slammed the "disturbingly light" sentence given to a 14-year-old boy who placed lit fireworks in the pockets of Jewish pedestrians.

Met Police deputy chief links Brexit vote to hate crime rise

The deputy chief of the Met Police has linked a rise in reports of hate crimes to the result of the EU referendum.

"Racist" graffiti was found scrawled on a Polish cultural centre building in Hammersmith in June
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Scotland Yard deputy commissioner Craig Mackey said the Brexit vote appeared to have "unleashed something in people".

The number of hate crimes the force sees daily has more than doubled since before June 23.

Four hundred people have been arrested in London for suspected hate crimes since Britain voted to leave the European Union, according to the Met.

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Drivers sue Uber over employment rights

Cab hire service Uber has been taken to a London employment tribunal by two of its drivers who claim it is acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay.

Uber, which allows users to book and pay for a mini cab through a smartphone app, is used by up to 30,000 Londoners.

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The test case centres around whether the drivers can be considered workers or, as Uber argues, as self-employed.

The two legal definitions are accorded different employment rights.

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Drivers battle Uber over worker rights

Cab hire service Uber has been taken to an employment tribunal by two of its drivers who claim it is acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay.

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The story of the Tweet that started something special

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Hyde Park 'water fight' violence sees police officer stabbed

A police officer was stabbed when a "spontaneous water fight" on the hottest day of the year so far turned violent, the Met has said.

Bottles and other items were thrown at officers in London's Hyde Park after the "increasingly large crowd became hostile to police" at about 20:40 BST.

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Another officer was hit with a bottle, Scotland Yard said, while two members of the public suffered stab wounds.

All four injured people are being treated in hospital, police said.

Travel update: Forest Hill trains running as normal

BBC Travel

The railway line at Forest Hill is now open and trains are running as normal after a hole opened up under tracks on Monday. There’s some delays possible because of speed restrictions but so far most trains are on time.

There are long delays on the A406 which is down to one lane westbound at Bounds Green Road in Frien Barnet for water works. Traffic is queuing from the Cooks Ferry Roundabout.

Weather forecast: Hot and humid with isolated thundery showers possible later

It will be another hot and humid day with long periods of occasionally hazy sunshine for all of us. 

Some isolated thundery showers could develop through the afternoon and evening, but most places will stay dry. 

The maximum temperature will be 31C (88F) 

BBC London weather Wednesday 20 July with Kate Kinsella

BBC London Live updates on Wednesday 20 July

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