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  1. Updates for Thursday 8 June

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Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll be back later tonight with full coverage, analysis and reaction as the general election results start coming in during the night.

Tonight's weather: Showers easing, clearer spells

BBC Weather

Any lingering showers this evening will quickly ease, with clear spells developing. However, further showers will start to push in from the west by dawn.

Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).

Teen charged with murder after fatal stabbing of boy, 16

Osman Sharif
Met Police
Osman Sharif

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in broad daylight.

Osman Sharif, also 16, was found by emergency services with fatal stab wounds and died at the scene in Tottenham, north London.

Police had been called to reports of a group of youths fighting with weapons including knives near the Tottenham Green junction with Tynemouth Road shortly after 17:15 on Tuesday.

The teenage suspect is due to appear in custody at Highbury Magistrates' Court later.

A 19-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.

Off-duty officer who tackled London terrorists 'would do same again'

PC Charlie Guenigault
Met Police
PC Charlie Guenigault

An off-duty policeman injured as he tried to fend off the London Bridge terrorists "would no doubt do exactly the same again", his family said.

PC Charlie Guenigault was said to have taken on the knife-wielding attackers with his bare hands, leaving him badly injured.

In a statement, his family said they were "extremely proud" of his "immense bravery" in facing down the killers on Saturday night.

They said: "Given the opportunity again, Charlie would no doubt do exactly the same if faced with the same situation; helping a fellow police officer in need and protecting the public."

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Man found beaten to death in Ilford car park named

A 54-year-old homeless man who was found battered to death next to a burnt-out car in east London has been named as Hassamam Ettakkal.

His body was discovered at a car park in Castleton Road, Ilford on 29 May.

At a hearing today at the Old Bailey Adil Mahmood, 36, of London Road, Mitcham, appeared charged with his murder and arson with intent to endanger life.

A trial date was set for 27 November.

Prosecuting, Daniel Pawson-Pounds, said the victim had been living in a vehicle.

He said the deceased was found beside the burnt-out vehicle with "fresh injuries" and had died at the scene.

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The body was found in a car park on Castleton Road in Ilford
Visiting the gym where Khuram Butt went
The World at One's reporter Manveen Rana meets the gym members who knew one of the London attackers, Khuram Butt.

Life support treatment 'should now stop' for sick baby Charlie Gard

A couple who want to take their sick baby son to the United States for treatment have lost a fight in the Supreme Court.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates want 10-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy trial.

Charlie's mother broke down in tears and screamed as justices announced their decision and was led from the court by lawyers.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say therapy proposed by a doctor in America is experimental and will not help. They say life support treatment should stop.

A High Court judge in April ruled against a trip to America and in favour of Great Ormond Street doctors.

Mr Justice Francis concluded that life support treatment should end and said Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity. Three Court of Appeal judges upheld that ruling in May.

Charlie Gard's mother sobs after bid fails

Jane Dreaper

Health Correspondent

The parents of baby Charlie Gard have failed in their bid to have their case heard in full at the Supreme Court.

His mother sobbed loudly while the ruling was announced.

Ten-month-old Charlie has been in intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital since October last year.

The Family division of the High Court agreed two months ago that the hospital could withdraw Charlie's life support.

His parents have raised more than £1.3m through an internet appeal, in the hope they could take him to America for an experimental treatment.

BreakingParents of Charlie Gard lose their Supreme Court fight

Chris Gard and Connie Yates, who want to take their sick baby son Charlie Gard to the USA for treatment, have lost a fight in the Supreme Court.

Trial date set after Finchley Great North Leisure Park death

Two men have appeared at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of a man who was struck by a car at a retail park in north London.

Seyyed Rasta Mir-Feyzi, 23, was hit by a vehicle in the car park of the Great North Leisure Park in Finchley on 31 May.

He died in hospital from a head injury the following day.

Yasir Ibrahim, 21, of Maddison Close, East Finchley and Haaris Rana, 21, of Stainby Close, West Drayton, both appeared at court for today's preliminary hearing.

Rana is also charged with driving whilst disqualified.

Both will face trial on 20 November.

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Met Police
A post mortem found Seyyed Rasta Mir-Feyzi died from a head injury

Trafalgar Square evacuated after suspicious package found

Severe disruption: A400 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A400 London both ways severe disruption, between A4 Trafalgar Square and A400 Charing Cross Road.

A400 London - A400 St Martin's Place in Central London closed, delays and queuing traffic in both directions between the A4 Trafalgar Square junction and the A400 Charing Cross Road junction, because of a police incident. Police directing traffic. Also affecting Duncannon Street between A4 Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross Station.

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

Borough Market to remain closed this weekend

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There's a new form of littering plaguing some of London's beauty spots.

It involves some dog owners leaving the bags they're meant to take away, hanging off trees.

Keep Britain Tidy says it's a disgusting development which needs to stop.

Afternoon weather: Dry and breezy

BBC Weather

Today will be dry and breezy across the boards. Skies will brighten up later, bringing some warm sunny spells.

Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).

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Police are looking for three female suspects after a woman was kicked and suffered a cut to her hand.

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A Belfast school calls off a planned trip to London "in the interest of health and safety".

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Phil Collins postpones London concerts after hotel room fall

Phil Collins with daughter Lily
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Phil Collins with daughter Lily

Phil Collins has been rushed to hospital with a severe gash close to his eye forcing him to postpone a number of shows, his management said.

The former Genesis star, 66, tripped in his London hotel room and hit his head on a chair during a visit to the toilet in the middle of last night, hours after he performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of his comeback tour.

Collins suffers from a "drop foot" as a result of a back operation which causes him difficulty walking.

He was taken to hospital, where he was given stitches for the cut on his head and will be kept under observation for 24 hours.

His scheduled Thursday and Friday concerts at the venue have been postponed until November and he is expected to continue his comeback tour in Cologne, Germany, on Sunday before performing at British Summer Time Hyde Park on 30 June.

Severe disruption: A5 Greater London both ways

BBC News Travel

A5 Greater London both ways severe disruption, between Brockley Avenue and A410 Canons Corner affecting Masefield Avenue.

A5 Greater London - A5 Brockley Hill in Stanmore closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Brockley Avenue junction and the A410 Canons Corner junction, because of a burst water main. Congestion on A410 Uxbridge Road (Stanmore) to the Masefield Avenue junction and to the Orchard Drive junction.

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

Three men arrested for terrorism offences in east London

Police have arrested three men in east London overnight on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The arrests are not connected to the attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night.

Two men - aged 34 and 37 - were arrested, at separate addresses in Newham. A third - aged 33 - was arrested at an address in Waltham Forest.

They have been taken into custody at a south London police station. Searches at the addresses are ongoing.

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Met Police

London attacks: Tickets issued to cars left near Borough Market

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Traffic wardens slapped tickets on cars which were left abandoned inside a police cordon during the London terror attack.

Penalty charge notices were issued to a number of vehicles left near Borough Market, where several people were stabbed on Saturday.

Enforcement officers were seen putting penalty charge notices on windscreens after some streets reopened earlier.

Transport for London (TfL) said the fines "should never have been issued".

Car boot sale diamond fetches £650k at auction

Diamond ring
Sotheby's

A diamond ring bought at a car boot sale for £10 has been sold for £656,750 at auction in London.

The jewel was expected to fetch £350,000, but went for almost double that at Sotheby's on Wednesday.

The owner believed the "exceptionally-sized" stone was a piece of costume jewellery when she bought it at West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth, west London, in the 1980s.

Unaware it was a 26 carat diamond, she wore it daily for decades.

London attack: Family pays tribute to 'beautiful daughter'

Sara Zelenak
BBC

The family of London attack victim Sara Zelenak have paid tribute to their "beautiful daughter and sister," as police say the death toll from Saturday's attacks has risen to eight.

Relatives of the 21-year-old Australian, an au pair, said they were "deeply saddened at the tragic loss".

All of those who died have now been named.

Earlier, police searching for French national Xavier Thomas, 45, said they had recovered a body from the Thames.

Barriers erected on Blackfriars Bridge following terror attacks

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Meanwhile well-wishers continue to pay their respects to those who died on Saturday night on London Bridge.

Flowers and tributes on London Bridge
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Bouquets, photographs and a signed skateboard have been placed on the bridge in memory of the victims
Messages on London Bridge
Laura Ellis
Messages of remembrance, love and peace continue to be placed at London Bridge

Family tribute to 'radiant' Frenchman killed in London Bridge terror attack

Alexandre Pigeard
Family handout

A restaurant worker killed in the London Bridge attack was "a marvellous son, a perfect older brother and a radiant young man", his family have said.

Frenchman Alexandre Pigeard, 26, was living and working in the capital and was one of eight people killed in the atrocity.

He was stabbed while working on the terrace of the restaurant at Borough Market where he had been an employee for nine months.

"Alexandre Pigeard, born on 29 July 1990 in Paris, died on Saturday 3 June 2017 in London.

"He was killed during the terrorist attack at Borough Market. One of the killers fatally stabbed him whilst he was working on the terrace of the restaurant where he had been an employee for nine months.

"Alexandre was a marvellous son, a perfect older brother and a radiant young man much loved by all who had the good fortune to meet him. All his friends praised his kindness, his good humour and his generosity."Alexandre was passionate about electronic music and a member of "Club 808", a group of DJs based in Caen (Calvados)."The family only wish to communicate the information contained in this statement. They ask the media to fully respect their time to grieve and to cease all morbid and inappropriate inquiries regarding this tragically cruel and unjust loss."

Watch: News headlines from BBC London

Victoria Hollins has the latest top stories for the capital.

General election 2017: Voters to go to the polls

Polling station
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Millions of people will be casting their vote in the UK general election later.

Polls open at 07:00 BST at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST.

A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote.

That is up from the last general election, in 2015, when there were 46.4 million registered voters.

Today's weather: A bright start, cloudy later

BBC Weather

London weather: A bright start, cloudy later

It will be a dry and bright, although breezy start. Cloud may thicken at times through the day allowing some light rain and isolated heavy, blustery showers may affect some parts later.

Maximum temperature: 19C (66F).

Latest travel: Train delays in south London

BBC London Travel

BBC Radio London Travel

There are delays of up to 15 minutes on Southeastern between New Cross and Cannon Street due to signalling problems.

Southern and Overground trains between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction are running with delays of up to 30 minutes with some cancellations following a track failure at Forest Hill.

Greater Anglia trains are running with delays and some cancellations between Stratford and Tottenham Hale due to a broken down train near Lea Bridge. Tickets being accepted on local bus routes.Some services may be diverted via Liverpool Street.

Great Western trains are suspended between Windsor and Eton Central and Slough due a broken down train

Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services are suspended between Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and Terminal 4 due to track fault. Passengers are being advised to use the Piccadilly Line.

BBC London Live updates on Thursday 8 June

Claire Timms

BBC London News

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