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  1. Updates for Wednesday 7 June

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Goodbye from BBC London Live

BBC London News

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

Evening weather: More rain on the way

BBC Weather

More rain will fall over the capital this evening, turning patchier overnight.

Minimum Temperature: 12C (54F).

General election: what are the issues for Londoners?

BBC London News

If your haven't decided who has got your vote, then our correspondents have rounded up the issues facing Londoners - and how the parties plan to solve them.

Watch: How the party leaders have voted on big issues

How political party leaders vote is often referred back to during election campaigns.

We've chosen four of the big issues MP's have voted on in the Commons so you can see how Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Tim Farron and Caroline Lucas have voted.

Will how they voted on same-sex marriage, air strikes in Syria, university top-up fees and the so-called ''bedroom tax'' sway how you vote tomorrow?

How the party leaders have voted on big issues

Watch: Should schools be doing more to teach mental health awareness?

Aanya Sara has suffered from physical and mental health problems for most of her life.

She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia as a baby and has suffered depression anxiety.

After living with both conditions for most of her life she now wants mental health awareness to be taught in schools and for there to be 24/7 provisions for those who need it.

Severe disruption: A1 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A1 London both ways severe disruption, between Jackson Road and Loraine Road affecting Caledonian Road Station.

A1 London - A1 Holloway Road in Lower Holloway closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Jackson Road junction and the Loraine Road junction, because of a police incident. Congestion on A5203 Caledonian Road to the Caledonian Road Station junction, to the Nags Head junction, to Angel Islington and on A503 Seven Sisters Road to Manor House.

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

Statement from attacker's ex wife

Met release hate crime figures since terror attack

The Met have released figures of the number of hate crimes in London that have been reported to them since the terror attack at London Bridge:

  • 4 June: 42 racist incidents and 12 Islamophobic incidents
  • 5 June: 59 racist incidents and 18 Islamophobic incidents
  • 6 Junes: 54 racist incidents and 20 Islamophobic incidents

City Hall has warned about the rise of hate crimes after it was revealed before the attack there was an average of 38 racist incidents and 3.5 Islamophobic incidents every day in 2017.

"I'm calling on all Londoners to pull together, and send a clear message around the world that our city will never be divided by these hideous individuals who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life," Sadiq Khan said.

Severe disruption: A205 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A205 London both ways severe disruption, between Hurstbourne Road and Park Rise Road affecting A21 Rushey Green.

A205 London - Slow traffic on A205 Stansted Road in both directions in Forest Hill between the Hurstbourne Road junction and the Park Rise Road junction, because of an incident. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Catford Gyratory and to the Kilmorie Road junction.

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

Late Late Show: James Corden praises UK spirit after London attack

James Corden has praised the spirit of the UK after the terror attack in London Bridge at the weekend.

The presenter is hosting The Late Late Show from London for three nights this week.

He said he was glad to be showing off the "stoic British determination to let nothing or anybody stand in our way" in light of Saturday's attack.

"I'm so proud to be broadcasting here from my home town... this is not a country that feels afraid," he said.

James Corden
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'Food market nothing to do with hate'

Watch: Where are the London election battlegrounds?

How has the political landscape changed since 2015 and where are the key battlegrounds? Here's Alex Bushill with a reminder.

Hermon Hill

A woman is taken to hospital with a "slash wound" after being attacked on her way to work, police say.

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General election 2017: Politicians’ promises for keeping us safe

Nick Beake

Home affairs correspondent, BBC London

In a specialist care home in south London Patrick Boyce leans over his teenage son's bed and wipes his mouth.

"He can't move, he can't feed himself, he's blind, there's no speech," he explains.

Jamel, 17, was stabbed in the heart outside a supermarket seven months ago. Paramedics brought him back from the dead, but his quality of life is now extremely low.

He had never been in trouble with police and never carried a knife.

He is another victim of London's knife crime, something his dad describes as an "epidemic".

So how are London's politicians promising to help Scotland Yard tackle knife crime, and more broadly, help to keep us safe?

I've been taking a look at parties's pledges.

Jamal Boyce
Family handout

Victim of terror attack confirmed as Sara Zelenak

One of the victims of Saturday's terror attack has been confirmed as Sara Zelenak.

In a statement, her family said: "We are deeply saddened at the tragic loss of our beautiful daughter and sister of Harrison and Scott.

"Sara's family and friends are devastated.

"We would like to thank our friends and family who are helping us through this very difficult time."

Sara Zelenak
Met Police

Severe accident: A21 London northbound

BBC News Travel

A21 London northbound severe accident, between Whitburn Road and Molesworth Street affecting Lewisham Hospital.

A21 London - A21 Lewisham High Street in Lewisham closed and queuing traffic northbound between Lewisham Fire Station and the Molesworth Street junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Lewisham Hospital junction and on Gordonbrock Road to the Brockley Grove junction.

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

Murder brings teenager death toll to 9 this year

Nick Beake

Home affairs correspondent, BBC London

The teenagers that have been stabbed to death this year are:

  1. Djodjo Nsaka, 19. Stabbed in Wembley on 20 January
  2. Quamari Barnes, 15. Stabbed in Doyle Gardens on 23 January
  3. Abdullahi Tarabi, 19. Stabbed in Northolt on 11 April
  4. Jordon Wright, 19. Stabbed in Blackheath on 19 April
  5. Mahamed Hassan, 17. Stabbed in Battersea on 23 April
  6. Elijah Dornelly, 17. Stabbed, in Walthamstow on 7 May
  7. Joao Ricardo Gomes, 18. Stabbed in Enfield on 13 May
  8. Abdirahman Mohamed, 17. Stabbed in Peckham on 2 June
  9. Not yet named, 17. Stabbed in Tottenham Green n 6 June

Mayor: Rise in hate crime since attack

Nick Beake

Home affairs correspondent, BBC London

There's been a five-fold increase in Islamophobic incidents since the attack, the mayor of London has said.

There were 20 incidents reported yesterday - the 2017 daily average is 3.5.

There's also been a rise in hate crime reported to the Met since the attack, with 54 reports yesterday - the daily average in 2017 is 38.

Sadiq Khan said: "Just as the police will do everything possible to root out extremism from our city, so we will take a zero-tolerance approach to hate crime."

Cressida Dick with Sadiq Khan
Reuters

By-election in Tooting since last General Election

Since the last General Election in 2015 there has been one by election in London.

Labour held the south London constituency of Tooting in a by-election following the departure of new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Junior doctor Rosena Allin-Khan received 17,894 votes, winning with a majority of 6,357.

Rosena Allin-Khan
PA

Afternoon weather: Rain on the way

BBC Weather

After the sunshine it will start to cloud over during the afternoon, with rain arriving by the evening.

Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F).

On the campaign trail with the UK's only deafblind parliamentary candidate.
Ben Fletcher has made it on to the ballot paper as a candidate for a London seat - despite being profoundly deaf and partially sighted.

'Cheers to London'

Borough Market
BBC

Fundraisers are urging people to take to the capital's restaurants and bars on Saturday night in a show of "unity and resilience" a week on from the terror attack.

The British Red Cross is calling for people to come together in a "Saturday Night for London" where they can take a "ride for London, eat a dish for London and say cheers to London."

Restaurants, including those in the area of the attack, will donate money from a chosen dish, while cafes, pubs and bars will ask for donations of the price of a drink.

Donald Hyslop, Borough Market chairman of trustees, said: "Borough Market is not just a collection of stalls, restaurants and pubs; it is a community of people.

"Never has that been more apparent than it is now, in this darkest of hours.

"This community has been shaken to its core by Saturday's horrific events, but bolstered by the love, togetherness and defiance of this vibrant, diverse city it will carry on doing what it has always done - celebrating the pleasures of good food and conversation."

Attacker's mother: Son was 'radicalised in the UK'

Speaking at her house in Bologna, Italy, Youssef Zaghba's mother told the BBC that she believed her son was radicalised in the UK.

She claimed her son was under surveillance when he was in Italy, but she questioned why this was not the case in the UK.

An Italian police source has confirmed to the BBC that Zaghba had been placed on a watch list, which is shared with many countries, including the UK.

Youssef Zaghba
Met Police

In March 2016, Italian officers stopped Zaghba at Bologna airport and found IS-related materials on his mobile phone. He was then stopped from continuing his journey to Istanbul.

The BBC understands he was not prosecuted but was listed on the Schengen Information System, an EU-wide database which includes details of potential suspects.

When Zaghba entered Britain, staff at passport control should automatically have been alerted by the Schengen system, BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said.

"One unconfirmed report suggests that did happen, apparently when Zaghba arrived at Stansted Airport in January - but that border staff still let him in," he said.

Severe accident: A211 Greater London both ways

BBC News Travel

A211 Greater London both ways severe accident, between A222 Elm Road and A2001 Church Road.

A211 Greater London - A211 High Street in Sidcup closed and heavy traffic in both directions between Sidcup Police Station Traffic Lights and the A2001 Church Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - Bus routes 51, 233, 321, 492, B14 and R11 are affected.

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

Attack victims still missing

The BBC understands Australian Sara Zelenak is among those who were killed.

Sebastien Belanger 36 and Ignacio Echeverria, 39 are both still missing.

Sara Zelenak
Family
Pupils

Hannah Richardson

BBC News education reporter

Head teachers are urged to review planned school trips in the wake of recent terror attacks.

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London attack victims

James McMullan, 32, from Hackney, Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, and Alexandre Pigeard, 27, have already been named among the dead.

James McMullan and Chrissy Archibald
Family handout/Reuters

Family 'fear the worst'

Xavier Thomas was visiting London for the weekend with his girlfriend, according to police.

Nathalie Cros Brohan, sister of Mr Thomas's girlfriend Christine Delcros, posted on Facebook on Wednesday morning that the family "fear the worst" as a body was found in the river on Tuesday night.

Mr Thomas had been missing since he was caught up in the attack with Ms Delcros.

The couple were walking south over London Bridge around the time the attack started, according to police.

Ms Delcros was seriously injured by the van, although her condition in hospital has stabilised, her family said.

Family told Spanish banker died in the attack

The family of Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverria have confirmed he was killed in the London Bridge attack after trying to fend off a terrorist with his skateboard and help an injured woman.

According to Spanish media, relatives were told of the 39-year-old's death by Spanish ambassador Carlos Bastarreche, after the family flew in to London on Tuesday.

Mr Echeverria was reported missing after he was last seen in the area of Borough Market defending a woman with his skateboard.

Ignacio Echeverria
Family handout

His father, Joaquin Echeverria, had told the Associated Press that British authorities had not shared any information with them, but his son's employer, HSBC, had provided the services of a private detective to help with their search.

On Wednesday, journalist and relative Isabel Duran wrote on Twitter: "Ignacio Echeverria attacked the terrorists to try to save a woman. He is in heaven with his inseparable skateboard."

She later tweeted that his death was not official.