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  1. Updates on Friday 10 February

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

Have a great weekend.

Evening weather: Occasional snow showers could turn heavy

BBC Weather

Skies will be cloudy overnight with occasional snow showers, which could turn heavier for a time. 

The winds will strengthen by dawn with a widespread frost forming across London. 

Minimum Temperature: -1C (30F).

Listen: January's goal of the month

Watch: The "Google Earth" of cancer treatment

Researchers in south west London have unveiled a 3D tumour mapping machine to help in the treatment of cancer. 

Watch: Lego Superheroes on the South Bank

Goal award for Hammers striker

Marc Keary

Marc Ashdown

BBC London News

Principal Mark Keary is among "a number" of staff facing investigation at an east London academy.

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Performance for Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

'Body on moor' man had changed his name

CCTV image of the man at Manchester Piccadilly station
PA

David Lautenberg's name changed to David Lytton at his north London address in 1987.

CCTV image of the man at Manchester Piccadilly station

'Body on moor' man had changed his name

David Lautenberg's name changed to David Lytton at his north London address in 1987.

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Tributes to cyclist killed on road

One-fifth of rail passengers buy wrong tickets from machines

Rail ticket machines cause so much confusion that one-fifth of passengers who use them buy the wrong ticket, according to the rail regulator.

Ticket machine
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While 7% of people underpay and could be fined, 13% are paying too much.

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) wants train companies to refund passengers who accidently buy tickets which are too expensive for their journey.

Train operators say plans to simplify fares will help them to give clearer information on ticket machines.

Airbnb app

Guy Lynn and Aurelia Allen

BBC News

London boroughs call for tougher legislation to tackle illegal lettings on accommodation websites.

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Afternoon weather: Feeling very cold

BBC Weather

This afternoon it will stay cloudy with occasional wintry showers, though these will gradually fade away. 

It will be feeling very cold in the brisk winds.

Maximum Temperature: 3C (37F).

'No place for cheating in our schools'

Commenting on the story about headteacher Mark Keary being suspended from Green Spring Academy amid claims of exam fixing, a Department for Education spokesman said:

“There is no place for cheating in our schools, and while exam malpractice is extremely rare, it is right that any allegations are thoroughly investigated. 

Green Spring Academy
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“Following an investigation at Green Spring Academy in Tower Hamlets, exam malpractice has been identified, resulting in disciplinary action being taken.

“The Regional Schools Commissioner is working closely with the academy trust to ensure students face as little disruption as possible during this time, and we continue to monitor the situation closely.”  

One of country's highest paid headteachers 'suspended' amid exam fixing claims

Marc Ashdown

Mark Keary has been suspended amid claims of exam fixing

He is principal at Green Spring Academy Shoreditch in East London, and is reportedly paid £220,000 per year.

Mr Keary was in charge when three girls from the school - formerly Bethnal Green Academy - fled to Syria to join so-called Islamic State in Syria in 2015.

The Green Spring Education Trust confirmed Mr Keary was among "a number of staff" who have been suspended as part of the investigation.

Mark Keary
BBC

Plumber wins workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers

A plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in the latest significant court ruling over freelance operations in the modern workplace.  

Garry Smith argued he was entitled to basic workers' rights
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Garry Smith wanted to reduce his working days at Pimlico Plumbers following a heart attack.

The Court of Appeal agreed with tribunal that said he was entitled to basic workers' rights although he was technically self-employed.

The decision is the latest to side with workers in a flexible workforce.

The archaeological legacy of the Crossrail excavations

Josephine McDermott

BBC News, London

The skeletons of plague victims, a Tudor bowling ball and medieval ice skates fashioned from animal bones are among hundreds of artefacts on display at a new exhibition showcasing the most interesting finds made during the Crossrail excavations.  

 What's been unearthed undoubtedly offers a fascinating insight into London life over the centuries - but what will be the archaeological legacy of what is Europe's largest infrastructure project?  

Bison bone and Tudor bowling balls: Crossrail's archaeological legacy

Mayor responds to three cycling deaths in London in four days

A spokesman for the Mayor of London said: "Sadiq was saddened to learn of the tragic deaths on London’s roads this week. 

"His thoughts are with their families and friends. He is determined to make walking and cycling safer and easier for all Londoners. 

"That's why he's providing more investment in this area than ever before, and has appointed the capital's first ever full-time Walking and Cycling Commissioner to help drive these improvements forward."

A cyclist died in a collision with a lorry in Silvertown on Thursday. Anita Szucs, 30, died following an apparent hit-and-run in Bounces Road, Enfield on Monday and Karla Roman, 32, died in collision with a coach on Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, on the same day. 

Cycling collision scene in Silvertown
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Brexit warning: 'London as a gateway to Europe is likely to end'

Kamal Ahmed

Economics editor

One of Germany's most senior banking regulators has warned that London will probably lose its role as the "gateway to Europe", because of the planned hard Brexit.

Dr Andreas Dombret, executive board member for the Bundesbank, Germany's central bank adds: "The EU will not engage in a regulatory race to the bottom."  

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West Croydon Southern delays 'to last all day'

BBC Travel

It's bad news for some Southern commuters. The points failure at West Croydon is likely to affect services all day.  

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Man arrested on suspicion of fundraising for overseas terrorism

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in Norfolk on suspicion of terrorism offences. 

Two addresses in the county were searched and the arrest relates to suspected activities overseas, police said.

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Police jacket
BBC

The man is being held in London on suspicion of fundraising for the purposes of terrorism and is also suspected of encouraging support for a banned terror group, a spokesman said. 

Detectives from the Met Police's Counter Terrorism Command arrested the man yesterday morning, but they have declined to say where the searches took place. 

Scotland Yard said an address in north London was also searched.

Today's weather: Cloudy with snow showers

BBC Weather

Today will be mostly cloudy with occasional snow showers, especially during the morning. 

Some wintry showers will continue into the afternoon but these will become lighter and less frequent. It will be feeling very cold in the brisk winds.

Maximum Temperature: 3C (37F).

Southern delays: West Croydon points failure affecting services

BBC Travel

Southern Rail says platform one at West Croydon is out of action because of a points failure. 

London Bridge to West Croydon services will be diverted to terminate and start from East Croydon.

Expect alterations and delays.

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Bison bone and Tudor bowling balls: Crossrail's archaeological legacy
Bison bone fragments and Tudor bowling balls are just some of the artefacts found underneath London during the Crossrail project.

Bison bones and bowling balls

Bison bone and Tudor bowling balls: Crossrail's archaeological legacy
Bison bone fragments and Tudor bowling balls are just some of the artefacts found underneath London during the Crossrail project.