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  1. Updates on Friday 24 February

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Harry Kane

Jack Skelton

BBC Sport

Harry Kane scores his third hat-trick in nine games as Tottenham react to their European exit by hammering Stoke to go second in the league.

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Andre Ayew

Shamoon Hafez

BBC Sport

Substitute Andre Ayew scores a second half equaliser to earn West Ham a Premier League point against Watford.

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Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Swansea

Neil Johnston

BBC Sport

Chelsea stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 11 points after victory over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.

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Jota scores twice in injury-time to complete a hat-trick and earn Brentford a win over struggling Rotherham United.

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Saracens v Sale

Saracens show resilience to pick up their first Premiership win in four against Sale to move within two points of leaders Wasps.

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Kenneth Zohore scores for Cardiff

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Wales Sport at Cardiff City Stadium

Fulham edge nearer to the Championship play-off places with a thrilling draw which ends Cardiff City's winning run.

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Freddie Burns

Leicester score 24 second-half points as they recover to beat Harlequins and move level with fourth-placed Bath.

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Good evening from BBC London live

BBC London News

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

Have a good weekend.

Evening weather: Cloudier and chance of rain

BBC Weather

Through the evening cloud will thicken as milder air pushes in from the west, perhaps bringing a few sporadic outbreaks of light rain after midnight. 

It will also become windy, especially over higher ground.

Minimum Temperature: 4C (39F).

Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal's latest financial results show a record £110.5m spent on players, and an increase in turnover to £191.1m.

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Oliver Dearlove, with his girlfriend Claire

Trevor Timon attacked "kind and gentle" Oliver Dearlove in an "unprovoked and gratuitous act".

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Nabil Bentaleb

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb will join Schalke on a permanent deal at the end of his loan spell this summer.

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Severe accident: A214 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A214 London both ways severe accident, at B232 Elder Road.

A214 London - A214 Crown Dale in West Norwood closed at the B232 Elder Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - for bus route 417.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Clement praise for Chelsea boss Conte

Paul Clement is full of praise for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Paul Clement is full of praise for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as he returns to Stamford Bridge as a manager for the first time.

Father of bride 'trapped for 16 years'

Father of bride 'trapped for 16 years'
The father of an Indian woman abandoned by her European husband, says the family have been "trapped" in a legal limbo for 16 years. 

Darshan paid a large dowry to a man in return for agreeing to marry his daughter. But he later left her. 
It's one of 25,000 alleged cases of abandonment in India. 

Divorcing an absent spouse is extremely difficult and costly.  

You can watch the whole programme on Outcast Wives: An Inside Out Special on BBC One London, Monday 27 February at 19:30.

'My husband left when I was pregnant'

Arranged marriages are common in India but what happens when husbands abandon their wives?
Arranged marriages are common in India but what happens when husbands abandon their wives and leave the country?

Amanjot Kaur-Ramoowalia, the head of a charity which helps women in this situation, says there have been up to 25,000 cases across India. 

The grooms come from all over the world, but a third are believed to be British. 

Kamaljit Kaur married a man from Italy three years ago - but he left after complaining about the size of the dowry he received.

'I wan't my kids to say 'wow, that's my mum'


Lisa from the She Can Play Mums  sums up what taking part in the FA People's Cup means to her as she prepares to take part in if for the first time....

This is what it means to play in the People's Cup

Inspiring stuff - Good Luck Lisa!

The nation's biggest free five-a-side tournament kicks off this weekend and we'll be keeping you up to date with how Lisa and more than 40,000 other people get on with our special text commentaries on Friday night (18:00-21:00 GMT), Saturday and Sunday daytime (10:00-18:00 GMT). 

Find out all the details and, if you're taking part or going to support, how you can contribute to them  here.

Largest amount seized by Met in a year

More than £73m was seized by the Met in 2015-16, the largest total amount in a year.

The force said the money came from assets such as properties, vehicles, jewelry and artwork.  

The largest single value cash seizure was £943,000. The cash was found when officers stopped a black cab in east London and found a large holdall in the passenger compartment which contained the cash.

The largest confiscation order made in May 2015 was to the value of £6,328,119.39. The criminality related to the supply of chip and pin machines to central London brothels.

Funds forfeited and confiscated by the MPS are paid to the Home Office, which gives a proportion back to the force. 

Money seized
Met Police

Severe congestion: A501 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A501 London both ways severe congestion, between Killick Street and Pickard Street.

A501 London - Long delays on A501 City Road in both directions in Islington at the Nelson Terrace junction. In the roadworks area. Congestion to Old Street Roundabout and on Pentonville Road to the King's Cross junction.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Watch: Mindfulness for children

Over 5,000 teachers in the UK have been trained to teach mindfulness, according to the Mindfulness Initiative, and that number is growing all the time. 

It's a technique being used to help pupils improve their mental well-being.

Severe congestion: A13 London eastbound

BBC News Travel

A13 London eastbound severe congestion, between A102 and A1153 Lodge Avenue.

A13 London - Long delays on A13 out of town between Blackwall Tunnel and Lodge Avenue Flyover.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

How Crossrail is developing
Exploring Crossrail's tunnels a year after it was announced it would be called the Elizabeth Line.
Southern worker on platform

The RMT calls for urgent talks over the Southern Rail row while Aslef discussions resume next week.

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Severe disruption: M4 Greater London eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Greater London eastbound severe disruption, between J3 for A312 and J2 for A4.

M4 Greater London - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 eastbound between J3, A312 (Hayes) and J2, A4 (Brentford), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Fire started by faulty television

London Fire Brigade took Southwark Council to court on four charges in relation to safety breaches at Lakanal House in Camberwell where a fire started after an electrical fault with a television.

Lakanal fire

Southwark Council pleaded guilty to the charges at Southwark Crown Court. Stephen Walsh QC, for the London Fire Brigade, said: "It is of great importance that I make the point that this prosecution is concerned with the risks prior to the fire.

"It is not alleged that the breaches were causative to the fatalities in the fire itself."

The charges, dating from  1 October 2006 to 3 July 2009, include a failure to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, failure to take general fire precautions - including in relation to safety of employees - and a failure to ensure that premises are subject to a suitable system of maintenance. 

Six people died in Lakanal fire

Designer Catherine Hickman, 31, who had been commissioned for work by the singer Bjork and whose work had been stocked in shops in New York, died in the blaze in July that year alongside Helen Udoaka, 34, and her three-week-old daughter Michelle. 

Dayana Francisquini, 26, and her children, six-year-old Thais and Felipe, three, were also killed.

'My heart feels like its has been obliterated'

Oliver Dearlove's heartbrokengirlfriend wept in court as she described the loss of her "Mr Right" from a single senseless act. 

Claire Wheatley told how she received a text from the 30-year-old banker saying "Love you bub" just hours before he was fatally punched by Trevor Timon in the street. 

Claire Wheatley

Miss Wheatley broke down in tears as she has paid tribute to her "kind and gentle" boyfriend at the Old Bailey. 

The nurse said: "We are all familiar with the phrase 'a broken heart', but unless you have experienced some form of loss or sadness it is difficult to understand how this truly feels. 

"On August 28 2016, I was unfortunate enough to learn its true meaning. 

"The difference is my heart is not broken, it feels more like it has been obliterated.”

'No parent should have to make the decision to switch off their child's life support'

Mr Dearlove's mother Joy Wright told the court : "No parent should have to make the decision to switch off their child's life support. 

Oliver Dearlove
Metropolitan Police

"Timon may as well have used a gun or knife, the damage he did. "He then just walked away casually without a thought or care for what he had done.

"I think of Oli every morning when I wake and dream of him in my sleep.

"I see him as a baby, a schoolboy and as the smashing young man he had become, such a gentle unassuming soul." 

Banker punch killing due charccter flaw, said judge

Judge Mark Dennis QC told Timon : "This was a senseless death that occurred as a result of an act borne out of a flaw in your character which in the past has seen you display unnecessary violent conduct to others when, for reasons best known to you, you have become annoyed or wound yourself up." 

          Oliver Dearlove, (centre) - with his brother Josh (left), mother Joy (right) and his nephew - who died following a single punch in an unprovoked assault in Blackheath. Timon, 31 (22.05.85) of Heavitree Road, SE18 had previously pleaded guilty to the manslaughter. To SAVE the image to a file, use one of the floppy disc buttons below... You are looking at the Lo-Res version Save Lo-Res image to file View the Hi-Res version of this picture Save Hi-Res image to file
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He said Mr Dearlove was no threat to him and the punch was an "unprovoked and gratuitous act". 

The judge said: "Oliver Dearlove was a young man of fine character with a long and promising future ahead of him. His loss in such senseless circumstances has, as the court has heard, caused untold misery for his family and those close to him."

Stark and haunting images of the aftermath of German attacks on 1940s London
Stark and haunting images of the aftermath of German attacks on 1940s London.

Man jailed for killing man with a single punch

A man has been jailed for killing a banker with a single punch.

Trevor Timon, 31, admitted the manslaughter of Oliver Dearlove after he hit him following an argument in Blackheath.

At the Old Bailey, he was jailed for six years with five years on licence.

Mindfulness according to primary school kids

Mindfulness is being used to help children's mental wellbeing in schools.
Over 5,000 teachers in the UK have been trained to teach mindfulness, according to the Mindfulness Initiative, and that number is growing all the time. It's a meditation technique being used to help pupils improve their mental wellbeing. Tallulah Berry went to visit one primary school in London to find out from the pupils themselves how it makes them feel.

Watch: Princess Diana's dresses on display

Twenty years after her death, Princess Diana's most iconic dresses go on display.  

Princess Diana's dresses