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  1. Updates on Friday 20 January

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Diego Costa

Emlyn Begley

BBC Sport

Diego Costa scores on his return to the Chelsea team as they beat Hull to move eight points clear at the top of the Premier League.

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Alexis Sanchez

Jack Skelton

BBC Sport

Alexis Sanchez's 98th-minute penalty sees Arsenal claim a thrilling victory over Burnley at Emirates Stadium, despite Granit Xhaka's red card.

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Harlequins players

Harlequins are knocked out of the Challenge Cup after losing 27-17 at Stade Francais in a game delayed because of a frozen pitch.

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Palace v Everton

Jamie Strickland

BBC Sport

Crystal Palace remain without a league win under Sam Allardyce as Seamus Coleman's late strike fires Everton to victory.

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Saracens' Chris Ashton celebrates his try

Saracens secure a home quarter-final in the European Champions Cup with a 10-3 win over French side Toulon.

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Andy Carroll

Alex Bysouth

BBC Sport

Andy Carroll scores twice as West Ham win away at Middlesbrough to make it back-to-back victories in the Premier League.

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Wigan manager Warren Joyce

Wigan record back-to-back Championship victories as a win against Brentford lifts them out of the relegation zone.

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Chris Martin

Chris Martin atones for an early saved penalty to rescue a point for Fulham in their west London derby at QPR.

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Alan Dunne

Bromley sign ex-Millwall defender Alan Dunne, plus Charlton's Brandon Hanlan and Wolves' Aaron Hayden on a month's loan.

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Good evening from BBC London live

BBC London News

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

Have a good weekend.

London's evening weather: Dry and cold

BBC Weather

It will be a dry night with clear skies, allowing a widespread frost to form as temperatures fall sharply. Some isolated mist or fog patches may develop in prone locations such as around the Lea Valley. 

Min temp: -2C (28F)

Cricket in east London

'Huge leap' in prostate cancer testing

James Gallagher

BBC News Website, Health Editor

The biggest leap in diagnosing prostate cancer "in decades" has been made using new scanning equipment, say doctors and campaigners.

Scans of the prostate can show if there is a cancerous growth
SPL

Using advanced MRI nearly doubles the number of aggressive tumours that are caught.

And the trial on 576 men, published in the Lancet, showed more than a quarter could be spared invasive biopsies, which can lead to severe side-effects.

The NHS is already reviewing whether the scans can be introduced widely.

"This is a significant step-change in the way we diagnose prostate cancer," said Dr Hashim Ahmed, a consultant at University College London Hospitals and one of the researchers.  

Severe accident: A211 Greater London eastbound

BBC Travel

A211 Greater London eastbound severe accident, between A222 Elm Road and A2001 Church Road.

A211 Greater London - A211 High Street in Sidcup closed eastbound between Sidcup Police Station Traffic Lights and the A2001 Church Road junction, because of an accident.

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'Porsche' crashes into cafe trapping woman under car

A woman has been rescued from under a car that crashed through a cafe window in north-west London.

The car, believed to be a Porsche, crashed into Lena's Cafe 2 in West End Lane, West Hampstead shortly before 15:00 GMT.

About 20 fire fighters helped release the woman, who was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

A second woman was treated for minor injuries.

The driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made and the road has temporarily been closed.

Crash scene
Philip Rosenberg

Thames Water admits it is too slow to react to burst pipes

Thames Water has admitted it has been too slow to react to flooding caused by burst pipes in London.

The company's bosses told the London Assembly Environment Committee its response to flooding in December was "not adequate".

Ryan Tunnicliffe and Marcus Browne

Wigan sign Fulham midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe and West Ham midfielder Marcus Browne on loan until the end of the season.

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Antonio Conte says Chelsea's Diego Costa is happy and available for selection
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says Diego Costa is fit and available for selection this weekend against Hull City after press speculation about a big-money move to China.
SAM's Championship table 2016-17

Illya Glushchenkov

BBC Sport

Newcastle and Brighton to win promotion from the Championship? That is the prediction of a special computer programme - but how do you think it will finish?

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The Big Smoke: How London Gave Cigarettes Their Name

The Londonist

Blog

It's fitting that a city often nicknamed The Big Smoke is the muse for so many brands of cigarette. While Mayfair, Pall Mall and the like have obvious enough namesakes, one smoking behemoth in particular has an uncanny backstory. 

In no particular order, let's puff our way through the streets of London.

Shayon Harrison

League Two Yeovil Town sign teenage striker Shayon Harrison on loan from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season.

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Ryan Manning

QPR midfielder Ryan Manning signs a new deal, keeping him at the Championship club until the summer of 2019.

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Severe accident: A105 London both ways

BBC Travel

A105 London both ways severe accident, at Coleraine Road.

A105 London - A105 High Road in Wood Green closed at the Coleraine Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - for bus routes 29, 67, 121, 123, 141, 144, 184, 221, 230, 232, 329 and W4.

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Severe disruption: A3216 London both ways

BBC Travel

A3216 London both ways severe disruption, between A3212 Grosvenor Road and Prince Of Wales Drive.

A3216 London - A3216 Chelsea Bridge Road in Chelsea closed in both directions between the A3212 Grosvenor Road junction and the Prince Of Wales Drive junction, because of a security alert.

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Howells has Luton's Young Player of the Season award three times

Dagenham & Redbridge sign Jake Howells on a permanent deal and make a youth loan signing of Jake Sheppard.

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Severe accident: A2214 London both ways

BBC Travel

A2214 London both ways severe accident, between A2216 Lordship Lane and Green Dale.

A2214 London - A2214 East Dulwich Grove in East Dulwich closed between the A2216 Lordship Lane junction and the Green Dale junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - for bus routes 37 and 42.

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Neil Coyle says "facts have not changed" and he will vote for the UK to stay in the EU.
Neil Coyle says "facts have not changed" and he will vote for the UK to stay in the EU.

Anniversary of whale in Thames

Sam Saunders

League Two side Wycombe Wanderers re-sign Brentford midfielder Sam Saunders on a free transfer until June 2018.

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Diego Costa and Antonio Conte

Diego Costa wants to stay at Chelsea and will be available for Sunday's Premier League game against Hull, says manager Antonio Conte.

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Severe disruption: City Of London both ways

BBC Travel

City Of London both ways severe disruption, at Poultry.

City Of London - Planned Black Cab a demonstration on Threadneedle Street at Bank.

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Hull BHS mural

Some of Britain's best examples of 20th Century architecture are in danger of being lost forever as towns and cities are redeveloped, it is being claimed.

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Leyton Orient

Rob Stevens

BBC Sport

Leyton Orient president Francesco Becchetti will consider "appropriate offers" for the League Two club.

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Watch: Digging the new Northern line extension

Emilia Papadopolous speaks to Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross