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  1. Updates on Friday 12 August 2016

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Philippe Coutinho

Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

Liverpool hold on to beat Arsenal in a stunning Premier League opening weekend encounter at Emirates Stadium.

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Sone Aluko, Matt Smith, Michael Madl

Fulham make it two Championship victories in two games, beating winless Preston at Deepdale.

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Rondon

Chris Osborne

BBC Sport

Salomon Rondon's header is enough to give West Brom a narrow win over Crystal Palace in a dreary Premier League opener.

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John Egan scores the second of his two goals in the 2-0 win over Ipswich

Brentford summer signing John Egan scores both goals as the Bees win at home to Ipswich Town.

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Harry Kane and Erik Lamela

Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

Erik Lamela's header salvages a point for Tottenham against an Everton side who impress in their first league game under Ronald Koeman.

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Our live coverage across the day

Updates for London have now ended but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather. Have a good evening.      

Senior Asian Met policewoman sets example
The Metropolitan Police's highest ranking Asian policewoman has spoken out about diversity in the force and defying public perceptions.

Warm and humid night

A dry evening with some warm sunshine, followed by a warm and humid night with light winds.

Cloud is gradually expected to increase but it will stay dry.  

Minimum temperature: 15C (59F).

London weather
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Fund for Greenwich fire victim exceeds target

A fundraiser in memory of the man who died in the Greenwich nightclub fire has raised over £7,000.

Tomas Ceidukas died in hospital after a fire at Studio 338 in Boord Street on Monday.

Violent rapist jailed after 20 years

A man who carried out a violent attack on a young mother in her home in south London as her two children slept in the next room has been jailed for 24 years.

American citizen Pierre Antoine Bate carried out the 90-minute attack attack in Thornton Heath in 1996, when he entered the victim's bedroom through the window in the early hours.

Bate, 42, of Santa Barbara, California, was found guilty of eight counts of rape and one of burglary last month. 

Pierre Antoine Bate
Met Police

He was not linked with the offence until a forensic review of the case in 2011 found a DNA profile dating of Bate dating abck to 1995 when he pleaded guilty to burglary and indecent assault of a woman in north London.

Sentencing, Judge Jeffrey Pegden at Southwark Crown Court said: "You completely ruined the life of that young woman for your own bizarre predatory sexual pleasure."

The woman had to move house following the attack, which led to "severe psychologicl harm" and left her fearing for her children.

Asian policewoman sets example

Senior Asian Met policewoman sets example
Metropolitan Police's highest ranking Asian policewoman has spoken about diversity in the force. 
Parm Sandhu has recently become the borough commander in Richmond, south-west London.
Of the Met's 31,000 personnel, the number of Asian women who serve in the force is just 362. 
Commander Sandhu told BBC Asian Network's Rahul Joglekar that things have changed a lot since she joined the force 27 years ago.

#LondonIsOpen for sports

Sport stars have given their backing to Mayor Sadiq Khan's #LondonIsOpen campaign.

Launched after the UK voted for Brexit, it aims to spread the message that the capital, which voted in favour of remaining in the EU, remains united and is open for business and creativity.

Mo Farah with Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London

London-bred Olympic champion Mo Farah, and football clubs like Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, QPR and Saracens rugby club have backed the call.

The England cricket team, led by captain Alastair Cook, has also added its support to the campaign ahead of their test with Pakistan at the Oval this week. 

Alastair Cook
Mayor of London

Mo Farah said: “London is my home town and the greatest city in the world! I will never forget the support I got back in 2012 – the roar of the crowd in the Olympic Stadium, but also the whole city getting behind Team GB and driving us on to victory. 

"London is open to an amazing world of sport for everyone, so get inspired and get involved.”  

Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho

From expecting a "great battle" to asking for "soul" - the top Premier League managers have their say before the new season.

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#BeLikePip - the woman who highlighted a Tube worker's good deed

TfL employee Pip Lawrence became something of a celebrity when his good deeds at work were flagged up.

We spoke to Lee Turner, the woman behind the post which got the internet talking about him, about why she decided to write about Pip.   

Charlton fan handed season ticket after 'abusive social media behaviour' apology

BBC Sport

A Charlton Athletic supporter has been allowed to receive his season ticket after apologising for abusive behaviour towards the club and some of its staff.

The Valley
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The supporter was told he would only receive his ticket if he agreed not to criticise the club on social media.

Charlton confirmed just one supporter had been written to in this manner, who met with them in person on Thursday.

Repeated protests have been held by Charlton fans against owner Roland Duchatelet's running of the club.

Fundraiser for nightclub worker killed in Studio 338 fire on Greenwich Peninsula tops £7,000

News Shopper

A fundraiser set up to support the family of the man who died in the Greenwich Peninsula nightclub blaze has raised over £7,000.

Nightclub worker Tomas Ceidukas suffered severe burns when a huge fire broke out at Studio 338 in Boord Street on Monday.

Eurostar strikes suspended for talks

Strikes by Eurostar workers suspended from midnight to allow further talks, RMT union says.

Fabric nightclub

One of London's biggest nightclubs has its licence suspended after two young men died from suspected drugs overdoses at the venue.

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Bertrand Traore

Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore signs a new three-year deal with the club and joins Ajax on a season-long loan.

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Jozabed

Fulham sign midfielder Jozabed Sanchez Ruiz from Spanish second-tier side Rayo Vallecano for an undisclosed fee.

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Imagine… owning John Lennon’s old limousine

The 1956 Austin Princess, which was used by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the 1972 film Imagine, is up for auction at Sotheby’s  

The 1956 Austin Princess is going on sale at Sotheby’s on 7 September

Justice for the Archway One! Arsenal fan Mick Doherty’s Emirates ban lifted after four-year campaign

Islington Gazette

Nearly four years after Mick Doherty’s beloved Arsenal banned him from watching games at the Emirates Stadium, it has now been lifted and he plans to attend Sunday’s season opener against Liverpool.

Mr Doherty, 49, was barred for five years after a “non-football related” spat with a fellow Gooner in November 2012. 

Mock up of a cat Tube advertisement

A London Underground station is set to be taken over by cats as all the advertisements are replaced with pictures of the animals.

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Sutton Theatres Trust, which runs The Secombe and The Cryer, goes into administration

Sutton Guardian

A  company that runs two Sutton theatres has gone into administration, citing audience numbers “too low to continue operating”.

Sutton Theatres Trust, which runs The Secombe and The Cryer, collapsed last night after running out of money.

East London man sent to prison for sex tape blackmail

A man from east London who threatened to send a sex tape of his ex-girlfriend to her family has been jailed for almost three years.

Ackiem Augustine, 25, of Leyton, blackmailed the woman, who cannot be named, with the intimate footage, demanding back £100 he had spent on a gift for her. 

He shook his head as he was jailed for 32 months at Snaresbrook Crown Court and, before he was led away from the dock, he looked over at his pregnant girlfriend in the public gallery and said: "Baby, I love you." 

Judge Sarah Paneth said Augustine had a clip of himself and his ex having sex, which he had "appeared to delete" but did not. 

Between 4 November 4 and 14 November 2014, Augustine sent "in excess of 100 messages with immediate threats to upload the material and reveal it to her mother and sister, the judge said. 

Body found in Hyde Park

The body of a man has been found near Speakers' Corner in London's Hyde Park, the Metropolitan Police has said.  

Alice Bhandhukravi sent this report back from the scene. 

Charlton Athletic

A Charlton supporter is told he would only receive his season ticket if he agreed not to criticise the club on social media.

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Lunchtime weather: Sunny and warm afternoon

BBC Weather

It will feel warm as there will be plenty of sunshine for much of the afternoon and a westerly breeze. 

Maximum temperature: 25C (77F)

Dominic Ball

Championship side Rotherham sign Tottenham defender Dominic Ball on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

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QPR defender Darnell Furlong

League One side Swindon sign defender Darnell Furlong from Championship club QPR on a season-long loan deal.

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Pte Robert Keating photo and diary

Nick Bourne

BBC News

A diary from a World War One soldier has come to light providing details of a Christmas ceasefire in 1915 following a truce the year before.

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Sir Eric Pickles was commissioned to carry out the review following fraud in Tower Hamlets
Former communities secretary Sir Eric Pickles says he is concerned by the findings of his report on tackling electoral fraud.

WATCH: At the training centre of Team GB fencer Richard Kruse

Richard Kruse from Camden narrowly missed out on bronze in the men's foil in Rio earlier this week. 

But today he has another medal chance in the team event. 

We spoke to some of the people he trains with in Hendon.

The fencing centre in Hendon where medal hopeful Richard Kruse trains
Not all Corbyn backers are getting the chance to vote in the Labour leadership election.
Not all Corbyn backers are getting the chance to vote in the Labour leadership election.

WATCH: Team Owen East London

Susana Mendonca

BBC Radio London Political Reporter

More than a third of Labour council leaders in London have told us that they're backing Owen Smith in the Labour Leadership race.

More than two thirds of Labour constituencies in London that have already declared their allegiance are backing Jeremy Corbyn.

This is what Owen Smith supporters in Whitechapel had to say.

WATCH: Haringey Corbynistas

Susana Mendonca

BBC Radio London Political Reporter

Corbynistas in ‪Haringey‬ share their views on the Labour Leadership‬ race

Around two thirds of Labour constituencies in London that have already declared their allegiance in the Labour Leadership race are backing Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn

More than a third of Labour council leaders in the capital have told us that they're backing Owen Smith

Corbynistas in ‪Haringey‬ share their views on the Labour Leadership‬ race

Can a computer copy your handwriting?

Rory Cellan-Jones

Technology correspondent

Researchers at University College London have taught a computer to imitate anyone's handwriting.  

Could a computer copy your handwriting?

WATCH: What did your street once look like?

More than 250,000 images of London have been digitised and located on a map by the London Metropolitan Archives

Search here to find out what your street used to look like

The scene where the body was found in Hyde Park

The body of a man has been found near Speakers' Corner in London's Hyde Park, police say.

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