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Lee Gregory

James Law

BBC Sport

Millwall are held to a lacklustre draw at home in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final by a determined Scunthorpe side.

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Man held over Colindale allotment murder

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman on an allotment in Colindale.

Lea Adri-Soejoko
Met Police

The body of Lea Adri-Soejoko, 80, was found in a lock-up store at allotments in Sheaveshill Avenue on 28 February.

The Met has apprehended Mubarick Duat, 37, and he is being questioned by detectives.

A 40-year-old man has previously been charged with murder.

Today's weather: Largely cloudy and breezy today with a few spots of rain

BBC Weather

Weather chart
BBC

Thursday will be a largely cloudy day across the region with a few outbreaks of light patchy rain for some.

A brisk northeasterly wind will also persist through the day, suppressing temperatures and making it feel rather cool.

Maximum temperature: 13C (55F)

Man charged with Peckham Rye murder

A man has been charged with murdering a 26-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in south east London.

Police in Peckham Rye
CHAD O'CARROLL/PA

The victim died on Friday from wounds to his upper body, thought to have been sustained during a dispute in Peckham Rye.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court later.

Good morning Essex

Kate Scotter

BBC News

Hello and welcome back to our live coverage.

Polls are open for the Essex County Council elections.

More than one million people in Essex can vote today and there are a total of 362 candidates standing across the county.

Although if you live in Southend and Thurrock, you have no elections today until June when we all go to the polls for the general election.

We'll be bringing you all the latest news for the county until 18:00.

First up, let's take a look at the weather.    

Ballot box
PA

Travel: Damaged electric wires outside St Pancras International

BBC London Travel

BBC Radio London Travel

All Tube lines have a good service although Warren Street station is closed due to an electric fault.

Damaged overhead electric wires between St Pancras International and St Albans City means some northbound lines are blocked. Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes.

For the latest travel updates follow @BBCTravelAlert

BBC London Live updates on Thursday 4 May

BBC London News

Good morning.

We'll be bringing you updates of all the latest news, sport, travel and weather in London until 18:00.

If you would like to get in touch, you can tweetemail or leave a message on our Facebook page.

Severe accident: A12 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A12 London southbound severe accident, at A118 High Street.

A12 London - A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach in Bow closed southbound at Bow Interchange, because of an accident.

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

Bronze

Tom Garry

BBC Sport

Women's FA Cup finalists Manchester City and Birmingham drew 1-1 in the league in a precursor to 13 May's Wembley final.

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Harding and So-Yun goals light up WSL
BBC Sport rounds up the best goals and the star performance from the second week of matches in the Women's Super League Spring Series.

Meet the seven-year-old avid Addick with a Charlton-themed prosthetic leg

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Charlie Hewson, a Charlton Athletic season ticket holder from Lindfield, loves the club so much he has Charlton’s colours painted on his new leg.  

Police interview with Tube bomber Damon Smith
Damon Smith built the explosive device and planted it on the Jubilee line train.
Ilie Nastase

Two-time Wimbledon finalist Ilie Nastase says tournament organisers are 'small-minded' for not inviting him to the Royal Box this summer.

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Kate feeds 'Stinky the sheep' and helps schoolkids with their onions

City farm royal visit
Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge helped feed Stinky the sheep during a visit to the Farms for City Children in Arlingham, Gloucestershire.

Stinky, who is six weeks old, is being bottle-fed as he fell ill shortly after being born and had to be taken away from his mother and hand-reared by staff.

City farm royal visit
Getty Images

She also helped children from Vauxhall primary school in London plant onions in their vegetable patch.  

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 Thursday with the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather. 

Keep checking back here throughout the evening for any breaking news. 

Tube bomb: Device 'designed to cause horrific injuries'

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Damon Smith, Pic: Metropolitan Police
Metropolitan Police

A bomb left on a Tube train by a student "was clearly designed to cause horrific injuries", prosecutors say.

Twenty-year-old Damon Smith - of Rotherhithe, south London, but who had lived in Newton Abbot - has been convicted at the Old Bailey of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life. He left a bomb on a Jubilee Line carriage last October but claimed it was a prank.

Speaking after his conviction, Sue Hemming, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: "Damon Smith's actions were incredibly dangerous and the consequences had the device worked do not bear thinking about."

Cdr Dean Haydon, from the Metropilitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, said it was hard to believe the device "can be construed as anything but an attempt to endanger life".

He said: "It is fortunate that the device failed to work and that no-one was injured."

Tube bomb: More weapons found during search of home

BBC News UK

A man who planted a bomb on the Tube had professed an interest in Islam as he felt it was "more true" than Christianity, jurors were told.

Twenty-year-old Damon Smith - of Rotherhithe, south London, but who had lived in Newton Abbot - was convicted of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life after leaving the bomb on the Jubilee Line carriage last October.

Damon Smith. Pic: Metropolitan Police
Metropolitan Police

The jury heard he had posed next to an image of the Brussels-born Islamic terrorist alleged to have masterminded the attacks in Paris in November 2015, but had denied being an extremist.

His lawyer, Richard Carey-Hughes QC, told the trial he was no "hate-filled jihadi" and never meant to harm anyone. He added that there was "no evidence that he changed from clinging to his mother's apron strings to a soldier of Islam and a would-be soldier".

During a search of his home, officer found a shredded article on how to build a bomb and a "shopping list" of bomb materials was found on his iPad. A blank firing pistol, a BB gun, a knife and knuckleduster were also discovered.

Smith is due to be sentenced next month.

Ozza to Bozza: Back the Garden Bridge

Severe accident: A1080 London eastbound

BBC News Travel

A1080 London eastbound severe accident, between A105 and Hawke Park Road affecting Wood Green Station.

A1080 London - A1080 Westbury Avenue in West Green closed and queuing traffic eastbound between the A105 junction and the Hawke Park Road junction, because of an accident involving two cars. Congestion on A105 High Road to the Wood Green Station junction, on A504 Turnpike Lane to the B138 Hornsey Park Road junction and on A105 Green Lanes to the Harringay Green Lanes Station junction.

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

South covered in blanket of cloud

Toby Wadey

BBC South

Some parts of the UK have been enjoying sunshine and highs of 19C but, as you can see from this striking satellite image, the south has not.

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Tube bomb: Student checked internet for news reports about device

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Damon Smith. Pic: Metropolitan Police
Metropolitan Police

A student who planted a bomb on a Tube carriage then went to college and, when he returned home that evening, checked the internet for news reports about what he had done, a court was told.

Twenty-year-old Damon Smith - of Rotherhithe, south London, but who had lived in Devon - left a rucksack containing the bomb and shrapnel on a Jubilee line carriage last October, the Old Bailey heard.

The court was told Smith had been interested in making bombs since the age of 10 and said it was "something to do when he was bored". He was also shown the Anarchist Cookbook at 14 by a friend.

He was found guilty of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life. He is due to be sentenced on 26 May.

Severe accident: A223 Greater London northbound

BBC News Travel

A223 Greater London northbound severe accident, between Bunkers Hill and A2018 Vicarage Road.

A223 Greater London - A223 North Cray Road in North Cray blocked and queuing traffic northbound between the Bunkers Hill junction and the A2018 Vicarage Road junction, because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

Police interview with Tube bomber Damon Smith

Police interview with Tube bomber Damon Smith

The Met Police has released part of its interview with Damon Smith, who has been found guilty of leaving a bomb on an Underground train in London.

Tube bomb: Device was 'Halloween prank'

Andrew Segal

Local Live

A man who planted a bomb on the Tube when he was a teenager said he meant it as a Halloween prank and that he had been inspired by someone on a YouTube video making a bomb prank, a court has heard.

Scene after bomb find
BBC

Twenty-year-old Damon Smith - of Rotherhithe, south London, but who had lived in Newton Abbot - left a rucksack containing the bomb and shrapnel on the Jubilee Line carriage last October, when he was 19, the Old Bailey heard.

His lawyer also told the trial he was no "hate-filled jihadi" and never meant to harm anyone.

But a jury convicted him of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life after two hours of deliberations.

Watch: PM meeting Queen as Parliament dissolved

Prime Minister, Theresa May, has gone to Buckingham Palace to formally dissolve Parliament ahead of next month's general election. 

The meeting will last about 20 minutes, after which Theresa May will return to Downing Street and speak to reporters. 

VIDEO: Tube bomb student caught on CCTV

BBC News UK

CCTV captured the moment a home-made bomb was left on the London Tube.

Twenty-year-old Damon Smith - of Rotherhithe, south London, but who had lived in Devon - left a rucksack containing the bomb and shrapnel on a Jubilee line carriage last October, the Old Bailey saw.

Smith was found guilty of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life.

CCTV captures moment home-made bomb was left on Tube
Twenty-year-old Damon Smith has been found guilty of planting a bomb on a busy Jubilee line train.

Tube bomb: Commuters 'would have been caught in blast'

BBC News UK

A bomb planted on the Tube by a student would have exploded just as commuters were being ordered off the platform at North Greenwich station had it worked, a court has heard.

Twenty-year-old Damon Smith - of Rotherhithe, south London, but who had lived in Newton Abbot - left a rucksack containing the bomb and shrapnel on the Jubilee Line carriage last October, the Old Bailey heard.  

Passengers handed it into the driver who then realised as he was approaching the station that it contained explosives.

Smith, who had admitted perpetrating a bomb hoax, has been found guilty of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life.

Tube bomb student no "hate-filled jihadi"

His lawyer, Richard Carey-Hughes QC, told jurors that Smith was no "hate-filled jihadi", saying he intended to "make something that looked like a bomb but not function as one". 

He said there was "no evidence that he changed from clinging to his mother's apron strings to a soldier of Islam and a would-be soldier".

If Smith had wanted a viable bomb, he would not have made such a "shoddy, ineffective device", he said. 

The lawyer added: "If this was a serious attempt to cause mass murder and the like, would he have gone about the commission of this attempt in the way he did?

"He did almost nothing to cover his tracks, which he would have done if he was expecting a full-scale man hunt, the sort that follows a terrorist outrage. 

"He is clearly visible on CCTV at all times. "If he set out to make a real effective killing device, something that not only looked like a bomb but was a bomb, how could it enter his mind he could pass it off as a hoax?" 

Smith claimed bomb was just a hoax

Had Smith's bomb worked, it would have exploded just as commuters were being ordered off the platform, the jury heard. 

Tube bomb
Met Police

The defendant went on to college and, on returning home in the evening, checked the internet for news of what he had done. 

Upon his arrest, the autistic student admitted making the bomb but claimed he only meant it to spew harmless smoke as a Halloween joke. 

He told police he had been inspired from watching someone on a YouTube channel called Troll Station making a bomb prank.