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  1. Updates on Friday 24 March

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Chris Ashton

Chris Ashton scores twice as champions Saracens run in eight tries to hammer Bath at Allianz Park.

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Mike Brown

Harlequins improve their hopes of a top-four finish with a convincing victory over Newcastle at the Stoop.

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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 on Monday from 08:00 with the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather.

Have a good weekend and don't forget to put your clocks forward one hour at 01:00 on Sunday!

Tonight's weather: Dry and cold

BBC Weather

It will be dry, clear and cold tonight across London, with a touch of frost in some rural areas. There will be a cool north-easterly breeze.

Minimum temperature: 3C (37F).

Mayor scales back Euro capitals tour next week following London attacks

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to scale back a planned tour of European capitals next week in light of the Westminster terror attack. 

He will still visit Brussels and Paris, but has dropped Berlin, Madrid and Warsaw from his itinerary. 

A spokesman for the mayor said: "Given the tragic events in Westminster this week, a planned visit to several major cities next week has been scaled back. As a result, visits to Berlin, Madrid and Warsaw will not now happen. Sadiq hopes that visits to those cities will be able to be rearranged for a later date. 

"The mayor will proceed with visits to Brussels and Paris. They are two cities with a very close relationship with London and, with Article 50 due to be triggered next week, he will be making a keynote speech and attending a series of important meetings with key politicians and officials, during which both Brexit and security issues will be discussed." 

Crashed car after Westminster attack

Rajan Basra

King's College London

Westminster attacker Khalid Masood had a history of violence, but how typical is his past of those who go on to carry out acts of terror?

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Travis Frain in hospital bed and Prince Charles

Travis Frain, who was badly hurt in the attack, posted a picture of the hospital visit on Facebook.

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Watch: Four-year-old saves mum's life with 999 call

Four-year-old Roman, from Croydon, south London, is a hero.

He saved his mum's life when he used her thumb to unlock her smartphone and then call 999 using the phone's voice control - Siri - when she collapsed at home.

Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe accident, between J30 for A13 Lakeside and J29 for A127.

M25 Essex - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J30, A13 (Lakeside) and J29, A127 (Romford), because of an accident involving lorry and a car and a rolling road-block.

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

Battersea school 'honoured and delighted' to welcome Prince George

Prince George
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Prince George turns four in July

Ben Thomas, headmaster at Thomas's Battersea, said: "We are honoured and delighted that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen Thomas's Battersea for Prince George. 

"We greatly look forward to welcoming him and all of our new pupils to the school in September."

Prince George starts school in Battersea in September

Peter Hunt

Royal correspondent

Kensington Palace has announced that Prince George will go to the private school Thomas's Battersea in September.  

'I put toast and cake back on the hospital menu'

Patients at Kingston Hospital, in south-west London, used to say the food was a major disappointment.


          Serving cakes to patients in the afternoons was a welcome move at Kingston Hospital
Kingston Hospital

When patients were asked for feedback, the poor quality of hospital meals was mentioned more often than anything else.

So Duncan Burton decided to do something about it - starting with the breakfasts.

Out went the limp bread and plain cereals and in came scrambled eggs, toast and porridge and fruit during the week, with sausages and bacon on offer at the weekends.

Prince Charles thanks 'marvellous' hospital staff


          Prince Charles meeting staff at King's College Hospital, London
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Prince Charles has praised the efforts of staff at King's College Hospital in London.

During his visit to victims of the attack, the Prince of Wales told the staff: "Thank you for all your marvellous efforts. 

"How you do it, I don't know." 

He then hailed their team work and joked: "As long as you're still talking to each other." 

Fourth victim from Clapham

Leslie Rhodes was from Clapham, south London, not Streatham as first reported, the Met has confirmed.

The 75-year-old retired window cleaner died in hospital last night after being injured on Westminster Bridge.

Emergency services at the scene while two knives lay on the floor outside the Palace of Westminster

Kat Collins

Newsbeat Reporter

You've seen the pictures of the aftermath of the Westminster attacks, but who are the rescuers?

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Khalid Masood: Picture released by Met Police

The image released by the police is reportedly from the attacker's driving licence.

Khalid Masood was named as the man responsible for the Westminster attack yesterday. 

He has previously been known by a number of aliases including Adrian Elms and Adrian Russell Ajao.

Khalid Masood
Metropolitan Police

New recruits hold minute's silence for PC Palmer

New police officers are being sworn in at a ceremony in Hendon, north-west London. 

In Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey's address, he honoured "fallen hero" PC Keith Palmer. 

A few moments later the recruits held a minute's silence for him.

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A former youth football scout has been arrested by police investigating allegations of historical sex abuse.

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Fund set up for Aysha Frade

A fund-raising page has been set up for another victim of the attack with a £200,000 target.

A British national of Spanish origin, Aysha Frade was killed  as she walked across Westminster Bridge on her way to pick up her two young daughters from school.

A former neighbour described Ms Frade as a "lovely mother, a lovely wife".

Aysha Frade
Aysha Frade

The FA People's Cup is back!

#PeoplesCup

It's the semi-finals stage of the FA People's Cup this weekend and you'll be able to keep up with all the action on our live text pages from 10:00-18:00 on Saturday and Sunday. 

There'll be loads more cracking goals like these ones, analysed by the Football Focus team after the first round.

People's Cup goals analysed by the pros

Afternoon weather: Sunny with cool breeze

BBC Weather

It will be a fine afternoon with bright or sunny spells. It will feel quite pleasant in the sunshine out of the cool north-easterly breeze. 

Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).

World leaders offer condolences

Prime Minister Theresa May has received a number of calls from leaders around the world following Wednesday's attack.

Those offering condolences have included King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, South Korea's acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn and Australia's prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. 

Severe disruption: A3220 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A3220 London southbound severe disruption, from A3217 King's Road to A3220 Cremorne Road.

A3220 London - A3220 Edith Grove in West Brompton closed and slow traffic southbound from the A3217 King's Road junction to the A3220 Cremorne Road junction, because of medical emergency.

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

I was 'scared for my life'

Francisco Lopes
AP

Portuguese national Francisco Lopes was left with leg injuries and severe cuts to his hands when he was hit by Khalid Masood's car on Westminster Bridge.

"The adrenaline just started to take over me, I didn't want to die so I was just like 'yeah, I'm going to be okay, I'm going to try to convince myself that I'm going to be okay' and that my legs were going to be okay," he said.

The 26-year-old was on his way home from working a shift at a shop in St Thomas' Hospital - opposite Westminster - when he was struck.

He said: "I was horrified because I was scared for my life, you know, I said I didn't want to die.

"I'm happy to be alive but sleep is more difficult, difficult because I see the car hitting me, I see it all the time."

Comic Relief's tired format is patronising to Africans - David Lammy MP

Tottenham MP David Lammy has written an article in the Guardian saying Africa deserves better from Comic Relief.

He writes "the biannual guilt trip perpetuates Band Aid stereotypes."

Red Nose Day 2017 airs at 19:00 on BBC One today.  Find out more about Red Nose Day.

War veteran Mike Crofts describes the effort to try to save PC Keith Palmer's life
War veteran Mike Crofts describes the effort to try to save PC Keith Palmer's life

Passengers remain stuck on Overground trains as TfL tries to fix problem

Overground
Joe Sparks

A power failure between Surrey Quays and Shadwell at 0840 has caused huge delays to passengers on the London Overground.

Duncan Cross, Deputy Director of Operators, London Overground, said: “We’re sorry for any delays caused to London Overground customers this morning after a power failure on the East London Line. 

"We’re working with Network Rail to fix the fault and get trains moving again as soon as possible.”

Overground passengers stuck for over an hour

Passengers on a packed train were evacuated after being stuck for more than an hour because of a power failure. 

The London Overground service left Queens Road Peckham in south-east London at 08:35 but slowed and stopped shortly afterwards, and most of the lights went out. 

Commuters and other passengers sitting and standing on the train were told there was a loss of power, and that they would be evacuated coach by coach. 

Passengers said the driver gave regular updates and opened windows.

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