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  1. Updates on Friday 12 January

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Callum Robinson celebrates his late equaliser for Preston

Play-off chasing Preston leave it late to deny Millwall a fourth win in five home Championship games.

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Oliver Norwood

Oliver Norwood's stoppage-time penalty gives Fulham victory at fellow play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough.

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Goodbye

BBC London News

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

Have a good weekend.

Tonight's weather: Cloudy, turning breezy

BBC Weather

Staying predominantly cloudy tonight, although some limited breaks could occur.

A little light rain and drizzle is possible, but most places will remain dry. Turning increasingly breezy. Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).

Amy Winehouse portrait goes on sale

Amy Winehouse
Dan Llywelyn Hall/PA

A portrait of Amy Winehouse painted after a chance meeting in a north London pub is to go on sale for £24,000.

Dan Llywelyn Hall completed his image of the singer in 2012 - a year before he became the 133rd artist to formally paint the Queen.

His one-off piece, entitled Amy's Glance, was painted after he met the Rehab singer in Camden pub The Hawley Arms in late 2009.

The Cardiff-born artist said he approached Winehouse and asked to paint her portrait, to which she replied: "As long as you get the hair right".

She agreed to sit for an hour for the artist when she returned from a holiday in St Lucia, where the Back To Black star ended up staying for eight months.

Cuba Gooding Jnr to make West End debut in Chicago

Cuba Gooding Jnr
BBC

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jnr is make his London stage debut when Chicago returns to the capital.

The actor will smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in first role in a musical.

The show about fame, fortune and jazz set inside a women's prison will begin at the Phoenix Theatre on 26 March after more than five years away from the West End.

QPR winger Michael Petrasso chases after the ball

Striker Reece Grego-Cox and forward Michael Petrasso leave QPR after their contracts are terminated by mutual consent.

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MP Jones describes Government nursery cuts as ‘a disgrace’

Inside Croydon

Sarah Jones, the Labour MP for Croydon Central, has branded as “a disgrace” the Government decision to cut a grant to a specialist nursery in South Croydon which, for the past 40 years, has helped school-aged mums get back into full-time education.

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Donald Trump waxwork draws in crowds

Trump
PA

Donald Trump was spotted in Battersea hours after cancelling a UK visit on Friday - albeit in waxwork form.

Madame Tussauds transported its model of Trump four-and-a-half miles from its Marylebone site to the new US Embassy, in Nine Elms, on Friday.

The US president branded the embassy "off location" in a Tweet explaining his cancelled UK visit which was due to take place next month.

Staff from the Embassy, joined by construction workers, crowded around the model and posed for selfies.

Trump
PA

Mayor's Question Time gets poor audience

George Greenwood

BBC News, London

Assembly
BBC

It appears Mayor's Question Time, where Sadiq Khan is grilled by members of the London Assembly on issues of policy, isn't attracting much attention from Londoners.

Just 157 local government enthusiasts tuned in to the question time webcast on October 12 last year, according to a freedom of information request to the London Assembly.

The sessions received an average of 250 unique viewers each since figures began to be counted in November 2016.

Stamford Bridge generic

Chelsea investigate allegations of racism made against two ex-coaches by three former youth team players.

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Severe accident: A102 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A102 London southbound severe accident, from A13 East India Dock Road to A2203 Blackwall Lane affecting Bow Interchange.

A102 London - Very slow traffic on A102 Blackwall Tunnel southbound in Poplar from the A13 East India Dock Road junction to the A2203 Blackwall Lane junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion on A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach to the Bow Interchange junction.

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

BreakingBritain First fan jailed for attack on Harrow curry house owner

Britain First supporter Marek Zakrocki has been jailed for 33 weeks at the Old Bailey after he drove at a curry house owner in Harrow, north London, on the anniversary of the Brexit vote.

Vijay Patel and Vibha Patel

Vijay Patel was attacked outside a north London shop after refusing to serve three boys, police say.

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Today's photo of London

King's Cross
Jason Hawkes

We used this stunning photo of King's Cross station by Jason Hawkes as our banner today, but we want a new picture every day to show off the capital.

Have you taken a photo of your part of London which you think would be suitable?

If so, email it in high resolution (2048 x 1152 or 1680 x 945) to london.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

Severe disruption: A13 Greater London eastbound

BBC News Travel

A13 Greater London eastbound severe disruption, at Marsh Way affecting A112 Prince Regent Lane.

A13 Greater London - Queuing traffic and long delays on A13 eastbound in Dagenham at the Marsh Way junction, because of an earlier vehicle fire. Tailbacks for seven miles. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 45 minutes. Congestion to Custom House.

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

Afternoon weather: Cloudy and dry

BBC Weather

This afternoon will continue on the largely cloudy theme, with the cloud thick enough for the odd spot of light rain or drizzle.

However, we could also see an occasional brighter spell. Maximum temperature: 8C (46F).

Woman arrested at Heathrow over terror plot investigation

Counter-terrorism officers have arrested a woman at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of plotting an attack.

The 27-year-old had just arrived on a flight from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, when she was detained on Friday, Scotland Yard said.

She is being held on suspicion of preparing a terrorist act under section 5 of the Terrorist Act 2006.

Police said they had taken the woman to a south London police station, where she remains in custody.

TfL to share expertise with India's transport ministry

More strike action by Picturehouse staff

Cinema workers are to launch a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running dispute over pay and union recognition.

Staff at five London cinemas in the Picturehouse chain will walk out for 13 days from 20 January in Crouch End, Hackney, East Dulwich and Central Picturehouses, and the Ritzy.

The action marks an escalation in the dispute, which has been running for 16 months. Agata Adamowicz, a workers' rep at the Ritzy cinema, said: "This is an unprecedented escalation in the fight for the living wage, and it's indicative of the determination that workers here feel.

"We've been on strike for well over a year, and the company haven't even spoken to us. Our response to that has been, and will continue to be, to mobilise harder and strike more."

Picturehouse Cinemas has said it had negotiated a pay increase with its staff, adding: "Within this agreement, front-of-house staff in London now receive £9.30 per hour, equivalent to £9.92 per hour as we're one of the few cinema companies who choose to pay for breaks.

"This was agreed via a majority vote with recognised staff union The Forum."The London living wage was recently increased to £10.20 an hour, compared with the statutory rate of £7.50 for over-25-year-olds.

Lumiere London travel tips

IFO by French artist Jacques Rival
AFP/Getty

Lumiere is a four-night light festival coming to central London for the second time from 18 to 21 January.

The free event will showcase more than 40 outdoor light installations, such as the one in the above picture designed by French artist Jacques Rival.

There will be various road closures and diversions in place on all four evenings of the festival.

Click here to read Transport for London's Lumiere travel tips.

Severe disruption: A4 London westbound

BBC News Travel

A4 London westbound severe disruption, before A4 Trafalgar Square.

A4 London - A4 Strand in Trafalgar Square blocked westbound before the A4 Trafalgar Square junction, because of a broken down lorry.

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

Three Londoners die in Kent crash with parked lorry

Three men from London have died after their car crashed into a parked lorry.

The accident involving the black Mercedes car happened on the London-bound carriageway of the A2 near Dunkirk, Kent, at 04.29 yesterday.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Three men from London, who were travelling in the car, died at the scene. Their next of kin have been informed.

"A man suffered serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital.

"Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or if people have dashcam footage which may assist officers in their investigation."

Couple admit burning French nanny's body

Couple
BBC

A couple who deny killing a French nanny have admitted perverting the course of justice by attempting to dispose of her body by burning it.

The charred remains of Sophie Lionnet, 21, were discovered in the garden at a house in Southfields on 20 September.

Police were initially unable to identify the body but later confirmed it was Ms Lionnet originally from Troyes in north-east France.

Sabrina Kouider, 34, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, deny murder.

The pair, of Wimbledon Park Road, Wandsworth, south London, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey on Friday to a second charge of perverting the course of justice by attempting to "dispose of the body of Sophie Lionnet by burning".

Both face a five-week trial starting on 19 March.

Driver does not stop after crash with cyclist

Met Police officer
Getty

A cyclist is in hospital with critical injuries after a crash with a car where the driver failed to stop.

Police were called at about 23:35 on 10 January to Camden Road in north-west London.

A male cyclist, 47, was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Detectives are appealing for information about the driver who left the scene. The car thought to be the one involved was recovered nearby.

Firefighters tackle tower block blaze

Severe disruption: A404 London westbound

BBC News Travel

A404 London westbound severe disruption, between Shakespeare Crescent and Twybridge Way.

A404 London - A404 Hillside in Stonebridge closed and heavy traffic westbound between the Shakespeare Crescent junction and the Twybridge Way junction, because of a building fire. Diversion in operation - Bus route 18 is affected.

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

Severe disruption: London both ways

BBC News Travel

London both ways severe disruption, between A4 Hyde Park Corner and The Mall.

London - Constitution Hill in Westminster closed in both directions between the A4 Hyde Park Corner junction and The Mall junction, because of the Changing the Guard. Also affecting The Mall between Marlborough Road and Constitution Hill and Birdcage Walk between A3214 Buckingham Gate and A3214 Great George Street.

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

Chelsea stadium: £1bn Stamford Bridge hit by family dispute

Alistair Magowan

BBC Sport

Chelsea's new stadium
Chelsea FC

Little has ever stood between Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and realising his ambitions for the club.

But plans for a £1bn new stadium are being held up by one family over their right to light - and the lack of it shining into their home when the new Stamford Bridge is built.

The Crosthwaites have lived in their west London cottage for 50 years and it is so close to the Premier League club's ground that you could almost kick a football from their doorstep onto the pitch.

The family - made up of parents Lucinda and Nicolas, plus children Louis and Rose - took out an injunction in May over their belief the towering new 60,000-capacity stadium will cast a permanent shadow over parts of their home.

Severe disruption: A400 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A400 London southbound severe disruption, between A4 Trafalgar Square and A3211 Victoria Embankment.

A400 London - A400 Northumberland Avenue in Westminster closed and heavy traffic southbound between the A4 Trafalgar Square junction and Embankment Station, because of a fallen tree.

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

Trump visit would have sparked protests, says Khan

Sadiq Khan
Getty Images

Donald Trump has "got the message" that many Londoners are opposed to his policies and actions, mayor Sadiq Khan said after the US president cancelled his planned visit.

The London mayor - who has clashed with the president in the past - said a visit by Mr Trump would have been met by "mass peaceful protests".

The US president confirmed on Twitter that he would not visit the UK to cut the ribbon on the new US embassy building in south London.

Mr Trump said he thought the embassy's move from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair to Nine Elms, south of the Thames, was a "bad deal" and the building was in an "off location".

Mr Khan said: "It appears that President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city's values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance.

"His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests. This just reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place."

Severe disruption: A3211 London eastbound

BBC News Travel

A3211 London eastbound severe disruption, between A400 Northumberland Avenue and Savoy Street.

A3211 London - A3211 Victoria Embankment in Westminster closed and very slow traffic eastbound between Embankment Station and the Savoy Street junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

Man dead after west London stabbing

Old Oak Road, east Acton
Sean O'Kane
Police investigations are ongoing after a stabbing on Old Oak Road on Thursday

A 25-year-old man has died after being stabbed in east Acton.

Emergency services were called to Old Oak Road at 15:55.

The man was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene at 17:00.

Police, who said the man may have been assaulted outside Ollgar House, arrested two people on suspicion of murder.

Enquiries continue.