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  1. Updates on Tuesday 30 August 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: Fine and dry

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It will be a pleasant evening with late sunshine and light winds. A clear night follows and it will remain dry. 

Lows of 13 Deg C (55 Deg F)

Huge wooden sculpture to be burnt to commemorate Great Fire

Various events are taking place in the capital to mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London. 

BBC London's Brenda Emmanus has been taking a look at some of them, and will have more at 6.30pm on BBC One. 

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London Midland train

A new West Midlands Rail (WMR) franchise will accommodate another 20,000 passengers in London and Birmingham at peak times.

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Watch: A growing number of train drivers are women

See the full report from Tom Edwards on BBC One at 6.30pm

Eltham man 'caught red-handed' trying to smuggle millions of pounds worth of cannabis from Spain to Swanley

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An Eltham man who was caught smuggling more than 200kg of cannabis from Spain to Swanley has been handed a four-year prison sentence.

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Cuts made to London Fire Brigade services while Boris Johnson was mayor will be reviewed, Sadiq Khan says.

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jeremy vine road rage

A motorist launches a foul-mouthed verbal assault on BBC presenter Jeremy Vine as he cycled down a west London street on Friday.

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Concerns over Notting Hill Carnival safety

A former Scotland Yard officer says there should be radical changes to the event.

Watch more on BBC London News tonight from 18:30.

offer me a seat badge tfl

Transport for London will trial a "Please offer me a seat" badge for people with hidden disabilities or health conditions.

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Weather: More sunshine this afternoon

There will be oodles of warm sunshine for all of us today with hardly any cloud or wind.

Maximum temperature: 25 C (77 F)

Willow Walk

A drunk driver who fell asleep in traffic with a loaded gun resting on his lap is jailed.

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Notting Hill carnival 2016

Some police officers "dread" the Notting Hill Carnival and are being used as "professional punchbags", according to rank-and-file officers.

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Fabric nightclub

Further drug-related deaths will happen at one of London's biggest nightclubs unless serious changes are made, according to the Met Police.

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Saima Ahmed

Five Metropolitan Police officers face a misconduct investigation over the case of a woman found dead near an Edinburgh golf course.

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Saima Ahmed death: Family 'devastated' by lack of answers
The brother of a woman from London whose body was found on an Edinburgh golf course earlier this year appeals for information about her death.
Dancer in blue dress

Tim Stokes

BBC Local Live

Joining the crowds for the Grand Finale parade during the 50th anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival.

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'Please offer me a seat' Tube badge trial

After the success of the ‘Baby on Board’ badge, Transport for London are about to trial a new ‘Please offer me a seat’ badge for people with hidden disabilities or health conditions.

They’ve recruited 1,000 people to take part from 12 September.

'Please offer me a seat' badge
Transport for London

Some passengers – such as James McNaught, who’s part of the trial – had already started making their own badges to alert fellow passengers to their condition.  

The 45-year-old designed ‘Cancer on board’ badges after travelling on the Tube between Kentish Town and University College Hospital for chemotherapy.

The radiotherapy on his throat left him unable to speak to ask for a seat, and the morphine made him appear drunk.

“I'm really pleased TfL is doing this trial,” he said. “A badge and card could help make a real difference to the lives of people undergoing drug treatment or with longer term conditions or disabilities.”

Watch: Social housing shortages

Councils, particularly those in London, are choosing to tackle a shortage of affordable homes by investing in accommodation in other parts of the country.  

Click here for the full report. 

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Watch: Notting Hill Carnival 2016

Key moments from Notting Hill Carnival this year

Blackheath victim was comedian's best friend

Comedian Rob Beckett says Oliver Dearlove, who was killed in Blackheath, was his best friend growing up.

He urged anyone with information to contact police. 

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Twins conjoined at birth prepare to start school

Twins who were born conjoined and given just a 20% chance of survival are preparing to start school.

Rosie and Ruby Formosa were joined at the abdomen and shared part of their intestine before they had an emergency operation to separate them in 2012.

Their mother, Angela Formosa, said the four-year-olds, from Bexleyheath in south-east London, were "very excited" to be starting school.

Rosie and Ruby Formosa

Killed man named as Oliver Dearlove

A man who died following a "vicious assault" in south-east London has been named as Oliver Dearlove.

He was found in Tranquil Vale, Blackheath at 00:45 BST on Sunday with life-threatening injuries but later died in hospital. 

Oliver Dealo
Met Police

BBC London News: Today’s headlines

Asad Ahmad

Presenter, BBC London

Latest headlines from London

Notting Hill Carnival marred by arrests and stabbings

The Notting Hill Carnival has seen 440 people arrested and four people wounded in stabbings during the annual two-day celebration.

The Met said 156 arrests were made on Sunday, with 284 following on Bank Holiday Monday.

The majority were made for possession of drugs or weapons offences.


BBC London Travel

BBC Radio London Travel

The A406 is down to one lane between Cooks Ferry and the Kenninghall Interchange because of a crash at the end of the flyover.  

On the trains, none are running to and from Cannon Street until Friday because of engineering works

 Keep up-to date with BBC Travel

Weather: Sunny and dry

There will be oodles of warm sunshine for all of us today with hardly any cloud or wind. 

Maximum Temperature: 25C (77F)

Weather: Sunny and dry

BBC London Live: Updates on Tuesday 30 August

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