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  1. Updates on Monday 22 August 2016

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Lars Veldwijk

Lars Veldwijk scores three minutes from time to put Nottingham Forest through to the EFL Cup third round at the expense of Millwall.

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Sandro

Midfielder Sandro scores twice as QPR come from behind to beat Rochdale in the second round of the EFL Cup.

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Our live coverage across the day

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

Tonight's weather: Dry and humid

BBC Weather

It'll be a dry night, but with humid air and a fairly thick blanket of cloud, it will feel muggy with temperatures remaining in the mid-teens Celsius. 

There'll be a few mist or fog patches forming too, these most dense along hills like Hampstead Heath. 

Lows: 15C (59F).

Watch: Huge model of London to burn 350 years on

Artichoke and Visit London have released video showing a wooden model of London which will be burnt to mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London. 

The structure will burn while floating on the Thames on 4 September. 

Christian Benteke

Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney says Christian Benteke 'is not Lionel Messi' and will need support on the pitch.

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Tube: Bakerloo and Metropolitan lines have severe delays after power failure

Transport for London now says the power problems have caused full suspension of the Bakerloo and Metropolitan lines between Harrow on the Hill and Aldgate.

The transport authority said: "Other lines are unaffected, despite a misleading tweet. 

"Tottenham Court Road station was affected by a similar issue which they believe has now been resolved."

Tube: Lines down over power failure

Man scales wall at embassy where Wikileaks' Julian Assange was granted asylum

Ecuadorian embassy in London
Reuters

A man has scaled a wall at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living for over four years. 

The incident happened at about 02:45 yesterday at the side of the building, which includes a window.

The man allegedly fled after being caught by the embassy's security. 

Scotland Yard called off its multimillion-pound 24-hour surveillance of the embassy last October, saying the operation was "no longer proportionate".

Metropolitan police officers had maintained a constant watch of the embassy in Knightsbridge, at a cost of over £11m. 

Officers find man 'snorting cocaine' outside of police station

Police officers in Lewisham spotted a man allegedly taking drugs by their station. 

They tweeted: "A little tip... If you want to snort cocaine after a night out, try not to do it right outside the largest police station in the country..." 

This male was detained by night duty C team officers and is now seeing the inside of the station! ^64

This male was detained by night duty C team officers and is now seeing the inside of the station! ^64

London 'one of the most unethical tourist destinations in the world'

Evening Standard

London hotel workers are being exploited with low pay and “shameful” employment practices, a trade union has claimed.  

Middlesex lose Adam Voges for Championship run-in

BBC Sport

Championship leaders Middlesex will be without Australia batsman Adam Voges for the remainder of the 2016 season.

Adam Voges
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The 36-year-old was due to captain the county in their final four Division One fixtures, but has been asked to rest a hamstring injury by Cricket Australia.

"We are naturally disappointed that Adam cannot return," said managing director of cricket Angus Fraser.

"He is a fine player and a highly respected member of our squad. His presence will be missed."

Night Tube has 100k users during first weekend

More than 100,000 journeys were completed by people on the Night Tube during its first weekend of operation, Transport for London (TfL) has said.

Some 100,300 trips were made on the Victoria and Central lines as services ran overnight on Friday and Saturday.

Man sleeping on Central line train
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British Transport Police (BTP) said one person was arrested but added the service was "safe and trouble-free".

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the service had "changed the face of weekend travel forever".

Members of the public wave and cheer as they see London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a tube train carriage
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Night Tube analysis: a low risk, steady launch

Tom Edwards

Transport Correspondent, BBC London

Night Tube
AFP

At last. After all that wrangling, the strikes, the delays, the safety concerns, Tube trains ran through the night on Friday and Saturday.

And it looks like it all went without a hitch.

Of course, technically there should not have been any problems as London Underground already runs trains through the night on New Year's Eve, however, this is a new service operated by an army of part-time drivers.

The latest figures show that over the weekend there were 100,300 trips on the Night Tube.

While that doesn't seem a lot compared to a daily usage that can peak at nearly five million trips, London Underground says it is confident it will see further growth.

Catholic monk in court over Ealing child sex charges

A Catholic monk has appeared in court charged with a string of historical child sex offences against five victims. 

Father Laurence Soper is accused of assaulting the boys, one under 14 at the time, over a period from 1971 to 1983. 

The nine charges include offences of serious sexual assault, gross indecency and indecent assault. They are all said to have taken place in Ealing, west London. 

Following a five-year police hunt, the 72-year-old was arrested as he arrived at Luton Airport from Kosovo yesterday by officers from Scotland Yard's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command. 

Father Soper appeared at Ealing Magistrates' Court earlier and gave his name as Andrew Charles Kingston Soper - Laurence being the name he took when he was formally ordained as a priest.

Wearing a black bomber jacket, the bespectacled former abbot of Ealing Abbey, strained to hear proceedings, but nodded in understanding as his case was sent to Isleworth Crown Court. 

The ex-headmaster of St Benedict's School is due to appear in that court on 19 September.  

Watch: London artists campaigning against air pollution

A group of London artists have paid for its own billboards to go up around London.

More from Josephine McDermott on BBC London news at 18:30 this evening.

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George Low's friends pay tribute
Friends of a British holidaymaker stabbed to death in Cyprus have called on authorities on the divided island to "work together" to solve the case.
Drone and black bag

Drones carrying larges amounts of drugs and mobile phones are intercepted by police as they were being flown near a north London jail.

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Chris Denning

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning pleads guilty to 21 child sex offences between 1969 and 1986, following a police inquiry into a popular teenage disco which ran for four decades in Surrey.

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Afternoon weather: Warm and sunny

BBC Weather

After what's been a rather cloudy morning, the cloud will tend to break up at times to allow some warm sunny spells to develop. 

Highs of 24C (75F).

Watch: A six-second walk through London Stadium

The journey to the press box in West Ham's new stadium. 

West Ham began life at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth yesterday.

Their next match at their new home is against FC Astra Giurgiu on Thursday night, which is live on BBC Radio London 94.9FM from 19:00.

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Ballot papers for Labour leadership contest to be sent out

Ballot papers will be issued later to nearly two thirds of a million people with a vote in the Labour leadership contest.

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith
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The party said the number is made up of about 350,000 members, 129,000 who paid £25 each to be registered supporters, and 168,000 from other organisations.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn is up against the party's former shadow work and pensions secretary, Owen Smith.

The result of the contest will be announced on 24 September.

Brazilian spirit in the capital

Inside Casa Brasil - a Brazilian shop in London which has had a boost from the Rio Olympics. 

See the full version here

West Ham striker Andy Carroll

West Ham striker Andy Carroll is ruled out by the club for between four and six weeks with a knee injury.

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Joel Campbell

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell joins Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance.

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Michail Antonio

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BBC Sport

Michail Antonio's late goal gives West Ham victory over Bournemouth in the first Premier League match at the London Stadium.

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Plough Lane

AFC Wimbledon move closer to a new home in Merton as the Mayor of London hands the decision back to the local council.

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George Low with a friend

Friends of a British man stabbed to death in Cyprus following a row about urinating in the street call on police in the divided island to "work together".

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Red card cost us - Howe
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe pinpoints Harry Arter's red card as the moment which cost his side in their 1-0 Premier League defeat by West Ham.
The scene of the shooting

A man dies in hospital following a shooting in a residential street in north London.

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Monday's BBC London headlines

Alice Salfield brings you the latest news

Travel latest: Accident partially blocks Hogarth Roundabout

Accused ex-priest returned to London from Kosovo

A former Catholic priest accused of historical sex offences at an Ealing school has been returned to Britain from Kosovo after a five-year police hunt.

Luton Airport
PA

Lawrence Soper, 72, was arrested as he arrived at Luton Airport yesterday on suspicion of nine offences of sexual assault allegedly committed over a period from 1972 to 1986.

Mr Soper had been detained in May under a European Arrest Warrant in Kosovo.

He is now being held in custody at a west London police station.

Travel: Special service on Northern line

BBC Travel

Engineering work at Camden Town means there is a special service on the Northern line today and tomorrow.

All Charing Cross branch trains will only go to High Barnet / Mill Hill East while Bank branch trains will only go to Edgware. Camden Town station will be exit only between 1600 and 1900 today and tomorrow.

There is heavy traffic on the A1203 Limehouse Link Tunnel into town between the A1261 Apsen Way junction and the A1203 The Highway junction because of an earlier accident.

There is slow traffic on A30 Great South-West Road into town in Hatton between Heathrow Terminal 4 and Hatton Cross in the roadworks area.

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

Weather: Some early rain but becoming drier and brighter later

BBC Weather

After a cloudy start to the day with a little rain possible, the cloud will tend to break up at times to allow some warm sunny spells to develop.

Maximum temperature: 26C (79F).

BBC London Live updates on Monday 22 August

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