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  1. Updates on Friday 3 March

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Billy Vunipola

England number eight Billy Vunipola returns from injury as Saracens secure a bonus-point win at Newcastle.

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Harry Kane

Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

In-form Harry Kane scores twice as Tottenham defeat Everton to close the gap on leaders Chelsea to seven points.

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Yeni Ngbakoto

Yeni Ngbakoto makes one goal and scores another as QPR fight back to beat Cardiff and ruin Neil Warnock's Loftus Road return.

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Wilfried Zaha

Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

Brilliant strikes from Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend earn Crystal Palace victory at West Brom as they move out of the Premier League bottom three.

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Neeskens Kebano

Neeskens Kebano stars as Fulham end Preston's five-game unbeaten run to boost their Championship play-off hopes.

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Goodbye from BBC London Live

BBC London News

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.

Tonight's weather: Risk of showers overnight

BBC Weather

After a mostly dry and cloudy afternoon, there'll be some outbreaks of showery rain later this evening and overnight, with some drier interludes too. 

Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).

Watch: Mother's emotional appeal to find son's killer

The mother of a father-of-two, who was stabbed to death in Islington, north London, last weekend, has made an emotional plea for information to help catch his killer.

Jonathan McPhillips, 28,  was found injured on Upper Street in the early hours of last Saturday morning and taken to an east London hospital where he later died on Wednesday. 

His mother Michelle told BBC London he was irreplaceable.

Antonio Conte says Victor Moses deserves his new contract at Chelsea
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes wing-back Victor Moses "deserves" his new two-year contract extension at the club, which he signed earlier this week.

Mayfair jewellery heist jury discharged

Terry Perkins (l) and Danny Jones
Met Police

Jurors hearing the case of a high value jewellery burglary in Mayfair, involving at least one member of the Hatton Garden masterminds, have been discharged.

Judge Joanna Korner QC discharged the jury at the trial in Southwark Crown Court earlier.

Terry Perkins and Daniel Jones (pictured above from l-r) are accused of breaking into Chatila jewellers in Old Bond Street in 2010 and stealing valuables worth up to £1m.

Perkins, 68, and Jones, 59, both from Enfield, are already serving prison sentences for their role in the Hatton Garden heist.

Jones has also pleaded guilty to the Chatila burglary. 

Perkins however denies burglary in the Chatila case.

A third man, Charles Matthews, 54, of Virginia Water, Surrey, is accused of handling stolen goods from the Chatila burglary, which he denies.  

The case is due to be retried on 11 December.

Chatila jewellery store
PA

Watch: Did Ferdinand vandalise the Blue Peter Garden?

QPR's Director of Football Les Ferdinand clears up the greatest television mystery - who vandalised the Blue Peter Garden in 1983?

Paddy Dear

A teenager whose body was found at the bottom of cliffs in Pembrokeshire had an infection that could have caused disorientation, an inquest hears.

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Dale Fort cliffs death pupil Paddy Dear 'had infection'
A teenager whose body was found at the bottom of cliffs in Pembrokeshire had an infection that could have caused disorientation, an inquest hears.

Severe accident: A205 Greater London westbound

BBC News Travel

A205 Greater London westbound severe accident, between A306 Roehampton Lane and Priory Lane affecting Temple Sheen Road.

A205 Greater London - Delays and queuing traffic on A205 Upper Richmond Road westbound in Barnes between Red Rover and the Priory Lane junction, because of an accident involving car and lorry earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to the Temple Sheen Road junction.

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

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke "will not dictate" his future at Crystal Palace according to manager Sam Allardyce.

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Severe accident: A106 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A106 London both ways severe accident, at A1205 Lauriston Road.

A106 London - A106 Victoria Park Road in Hackney closed at the A1205 Lauriston Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Watch: Council tax rise to pay for adult social care

BBC Radio London

Most councils in London are planning to increase their share of council tax on top of raising money for social care. 

Research by BBC Radio London has revealed that 28 London councils will increase it by up to 3% for adult social care; and 24 of those will also add on up to 2% more to pay for other services. 

That could mean an increase of around £60 a year on a band D property in some boroughs.

Watch: Four year old 'transforms' on World Book Day

The internet is delighting in this Romford boy's impressive Transformers outfit for World Book Day.

Romeo, aged four, asked his father Charlie Makaveli if he could go to school dressed as the leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, and of course his father obliged.

So far, the video has been viewed about 50,000 times on Mr Makaveli's Facebook page.

Trip in a driverless car in east London

Magic moments from FA People's Cup

#PeoplesCup

Cheeky chips, celebrations and managerial sackings - watch 10 magic moments from the first round of the FA People's Cup...... 

More than 6,000 teams signed up for the 2017 FA People's Cup, which has 16 separate categories

You'll be able to watch a highlights programme from the first round of the nationwide five-a-side competition on the iPlayer from 06:00 GMT Saturday, 4 March and on the red button from 14:10 GMT on Saturday and throughout the weekend.

Man arrested in connection with allotment murder

Lea Adri-Soejoko
Met Police
The body of Lea Adri-Soejoko was found in a lock-up store on the allotments on Sheaveshill Avenue.

Police investigating the murder of Lea Adri-Soejoko in Colindale have arrested a man.

A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody at a London police station. 

Severe disruption: A4180 Greater London both ways

BBC News Travel

A4180 Greater London both ways severe disruption, at B466 Eastcote Road.

A4180 Greater London - A4180 High Street in Ruislip blocked and slow traffic at the B466 Eastcote Road junction, because of fallen power cables. Diversion in operation - Bus routes 331, H13, U10 are being diverted.

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

transformers
A father really went to town when his son asked for a Transformers outfit for World Book Day.
Uber app

Judge rules London drivers will be required to prove their ability to communicate in English.

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Champion Ganda

Champion Ganda was stabbed 11 times in the head and chest outside a primary school in east London.

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Afternoon weather: Sunshine and showers

BBC Weather

It will turn drier into the afternoon with some brightness, although with the risk of one or two showers. 

Maximum Temperature: 11C (52F).

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, at J3 for M20.

M25 Kent - M25 lane closed on exit slip road clockwise at J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A13 Greater London westbound

BBC News Travel

A13 Greater London westbound severe accident, at Movers Lane Underpass.

A13 Greater London - Queuing traffic on A13 into town in Barking at the Movers Lane Underpass junction, because of an accident involving a motorcycle earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Southern rail strike: Disabled passenger details journey to London
Cori Burns, who uses a mobility scooter, has recorded a video of her train journey from Hastings to Euston during a Southern rail strike.

Uber to appeal over 'deeply disappointing' High Court ruling

Uber app
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Tom Elvidge, General Manager of Uber in London has responded to the High Court ruling with this statement: “While we are glad the court agreed with us on the other measures TfL tried to impose this is a deeply disappointing outcome for tens of thousands of drivers who will lose their livelihoods because they cannot pass an essay writing test. 

"We’ve always supported spoken English skills, but writing an essay has nothing to do with communicating with passengers or getting them safely from A to B. 

"Transport for London’s own estimates show that their plans will put more than 33,000 existing private hire drivers out of business. That’s why we intend to appeal this unfair and disproportionate new rule.”

The ride-hailing app went to court in August last year after Transport for London (TfL) said that drivers should have to prove their ability to communicate in English.

Uber argued that the standard of reading and writing required by the test was too high.

'I'm a little bit bigger than him, but he's a lad, isn't he?'
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock is looking forward to renewing acquaintances with QPR manager Ian Holloway this weekend.

Mayor welcomes High Court ruling on English tests for taxi and private hire drivers

London mayor Sadiq Khan has welcomed the High Court judgement on whether drivers should be forced to take English language tests. 

The ride-hailing app went to court in August last year after Transport for London (TfL) said that drivers should have to prove their ability to communicate in English. 

Uber argued that the standard of reading and writing required by the test was too high. 

Mr Khan has said: “Drivers being able to speak English and understand information from passengers and licensing requirements is a vital part of ensuring passengers get the high standard of service they need and deserve. This could include discussing a better route, talking about a medical condition, or ensuring every driver is fully up to date with new regulations. 

“From my first day at City Hall I have been determined to drive up standards and improve safety for every taxi and private hire passenger travelling in London. 

“TfL will of course look at the High Court judgement in detail to ensure all our policies fully comply, as we continue to work to improve standards and passenger safety across London’s private hire and taxi ‎services.”