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  1. Updates on Wednesday 10 August 2016

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The seventh Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor

A profile of Hugh Grosvenor, who has become the seventh Duke of Westminster following the sudden death of his father.

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Sothern Train

A strike on the Southern rail network is called off to allow fresh talks in the row over the role of conductors, Acas says.

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Thomas Rees (left) and his partner Joshua Bradwel

A gay couple who held hands in a supermarket express their anger after a security guard tells them they were acting inappropriately.

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Our live coverage across the day

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

WATCH: Why London’s Orthodox Jewish Community is moving to Canvey Island

We spoke to members of London's Orthodox Jewish Community who have moved to Canvey Island because they find property prices in Stamford Hill too high. 

Philip Temple

Ex-Catholic priest Philip Temple jailed for 12 years after admitting string of historical child sex abuse charges

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Robert Kiley, Who Helped Renew 3 Mass Transit Systems, Dies at 80

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Ex-priest jailed over child sex abuse

A former social worker and Catholic priest has been jailed for 12 years after admitting a string of historical child sex abuse charges

Temple, 66, admitted abusing 12 boys and one girl while working in south London care homes and a north London church. 

He also admitted lying on oath in the 1990s when he was cleared of child sex abuse charges after accusations by a teenage boy from his church. 

Rare Harry Potter book expected to sell for £20,000

A first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone containing a rare error is expected to fetch up to £20,000 when it goes on sale.

The edition is one of only 500 hardback copies printed which contains the mistake on page 53 of the repetition of "1 wand" in Harry's list of school supplies for Hogwarts, which was removed in subsequent editions.

The copy of JK Rowling's first novel in the boy wizard series is estimated to reach £15,000-20,000 at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale in London on November 9.

Harry Potter
Oliver Williams, PA Wire

Police return to scene of Wandsworth stabbing

A man who was stabbed to death in Wandsworth a week ago has been named as Mohammed Hassan, locally known as Bashir.

Officers will return to the Winstanley estate this afternoon to speak to anyone who may have information and provide reassurance to the local community.

Mohammed Hassan
Met Police

Two other men - aged 35 and 33 years - also suffered stab injuries. One flagged down a passing ambulance and the other presented himself to a south London hospital. Both have since been discharged from hospital.

No arrests have yet been made.

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New health apps can help patients access GPs and specialists on a smartphone

Buckingham Palace fence climb man bailed

A man arrested after climbing over a security fence at Buckingham Palace has been bailed until late August. 

The 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site after the breach at about 04:15 BST on Tuesday, Metropolitan Police said. 

Buckingham Palace
PA

He did not gain access to the palace and was arrested within a security perimeter as officers saw him on CCTV. 

Police said the man from Croydon, south London, had been drinking and was not armed.

BreakingSouthern Rail strike called off

Strikes by Southern Railway workers tomorrow and Friday have been called off to allow fresh talks in the row over the role of conductors, Acas has said. 

Firefighters tackle Hampstead flat fire

Up to 35 firefighters have tackled a fire at a flat in Hampstead, north London.

The fire has "badly damaged" the five-room fourth floor flat on Fitzjohn's Avenue where the fire broke out at 10:16 BST.

Fire in Hampstead
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The roof of the four-storey house conversion was also alight. The fire was brought under control just before 13:00 BST, London Fire Brigade said.

Station Manager Winston Douglas who was at the scene said: "When the initial crews arrived they were faced with a challenging and rapidly developing fire which had spread to the roof of the building."

But "aggressive firefighting" stopped the blaze from spreading, he added.

Fire in Hampstead
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Buckingham Palace

A man arrested after climbing over a security fence at Buckingham Palace has been bailed until late August by Met Police.

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Duke of Westminster

Billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, dies aged 64, his family says.

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Thomas Rees and boyfriend Josh

Michael Baggs

Newsbeat reporter

Thomas Rees says he wants improved diversity training for security staff after he was told off for holding his partner's hand.

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Southern passengers disembark at Victoria on 8 August

The RMT rail union offers to suspend a five-day strike on Thursday and Friday if Southern agrees to "genuine talks without pre-conditions".

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Arsenal defender Gabriel

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

Arsenal defender Gabriel is out for six to eight weeks, increasing the likelihood of a bid for Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi.

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Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his future at the club will be decided by how this season goes.

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Hundreds in Newham back in work after benefits cap introduced

Newham Recorder

Hundreds of people have moved into work after having their benefits capped, the government has said.  

New figures show 623 households in Newham entered employment after the maximum yearly payment was set at £26,000 in April 2013.  

Watch: Why London’s Orthodox Jewish Community is moving to Canvey Island

Some of London's Orthodox Jewish Community find property prices in Stamford Hill too high
We spoke to members of London's Orthodox Jewish Community who have moved to Canvey Island because they find property prices in Stamford Hill too high

Man who modernised London's Tube and introduced congestion charge dies in the US

Robert Kiley, London's first Transport Commissioner, who is credited with modernising the Tube and bus network and introducing congestion charge in the capital has died in the US at the age of 80.

Mike Brown, TfL's current Commissioner, said Mr Kiley, who held the post from 2001 to 2006, was "instrumental in securing the investment to modernise London Underground and transform the bus network". 

"He led the way with the Congestion Charge which, alongside massively improved public transport, encouraged people out of cars and onto more sustainable forms of getting around.   

Robert Kiley
PA

"Bob helped shape modern London, ensuring that it remained a world leading city."

Mr Kiley also revived Boston's public transport systems in the 1970s and secured funds to overhaul New York's transit system in the 1980s.

He died at his home in Chilmark, Massachusetts,of complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Jose Mourinho

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says rival managers spoke out about the Paul Pogba deal because their clubs are not big enough to do such a deal.

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Travel information on back of bus

Live traffic information will be displayed on the back of buses in a six-month trial to help ease congestion on London's roads.

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Rory Kleinveldt

Northants reach T20 Blast Finals Day for the second year running with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Middlesex.

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Watch: Greenwich fire - Nightclub worker killed

Here are scenes from the fire in Greenwich on Monday that killed a 28-year-old man.

The blaze broke out at Studio 338 on Boord Street, Greenwich, at about midday on Monday.

The man who died has been named locally by the nightclub as employee Tomas. 

The club said "our hearts are smashed and broken".  

Scenes from the fire in Greenwich on Monday that killed a 28-year-old man

Ex-Catholic priest to be sentenced after admitting seven charges of child sex abuse

A former children's home worker and Catholic priest will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to a string of historical child sex abuse charges.

Philip Temple, 66, admitted seven charges committed in the 1970s when he appeared at Woolwich Crown Court.

Priest
Met Police

He pleaded to 20 similar charges and two of perjury at Croydon Crown Court in April.

In all, he admitted abusing 12 boys and one girl while working in south London care homes and a north London church.

Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, dies aged 64

Billionaire landowner and philanthropist the Duke of Westminster has died aged 64, his estate said.

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor died at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire on Tuesday after suddenly become ill on his Abbeystead Estate.

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor
PA

The duke's fortune was estimated at $10.8bn (£8.3bn) by Forbes magazine, making him the world's 68th richest person and the UK's third.

A friend of the Royal family, he became the sixth Duke of Westminster in 1979.

Man dies after Greenwich nightclub fire

A man has died in hospital after a fire in nightclub Studio 338 on Boord Street, Greenwich, at about midday on Monday.

The man, 28, has not been formally identified but has been named by the nightclub as worker Tomas. 

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A statement from Studio 338 said: "Tomas fought for as long as he could given the extent of his injuries. He was as strong as an Ox but it was too much even for him. 

 "He was so pure and beautiful. An inspiration to us all, always positive, never complaining, working through the night to make sure the parties were the best they could be for you and us. 

"We are all so devastated to lose him like this. Everything we do from now on is for you our brother."

BBC London News: Today’s headlines

Latest headlines from London

Eurostar staff to strike for seven days

Eurostar rail workers are to take seven days of strike action this month in a dispute over their work and life balance, the RMT union says.

Staff will walk out from 00:01 BST on 12 August until 23.59 BST on 15 August, and for three days over the Bank Holiday weekend from 27 August.

Eurostar
PA

The union says the dispute is over unsocial hours and duty rosters for train managers. 

There are about 80 train managers involved in the dispute.   

Travel update: Southern strike continues

BBC Travel

It's day three of the strike on Southern rail, so there is either no no service or a reduced service across network with around 40% of services cancelled.   

There are delays of up to ten minutes on Thameslink between Elephant and Castle and St Pancras International due to earlier signalling problem.  

There are minor delays on the London Overground between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town due to faulty train at Enfield Town.  

For the latest information go to our travel page or follow us on Twitter @BBCTravelAlert

Travel update: serious accident closes road

BBC Travel

The A306 Roehampton Lane in Roehampton is closed and there are delays in both directions between Barnes and the Clarence Lane junction, because of a serious accident. A diversion is in operation for buses 72, 265 and 493.  

There is queuing traffic on the A127 into town in Harold Wood at the Ardleigh Green Road junction, in the roadworks area.  

Boord Street in Greenwich is closed at the Millennium Way junction because of a serious fire at a nightclub, nearby warehouse and scrap-paper yard.  

For the latest information go to our travel page or follow us on Twitter @BBCTravelAlert

London weather: A bright start, becoming cloudier later

A mainly dry and bright morning with light winds, it'll become cloudier through the afternoon with perhaps the odd light shower, and temperatures will remain on the cool side. 

The maximum temperature will be 19C (66F).

BBC London weather with Georgina Burnett

BBC London Live updates on Wednesday 10 August

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