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  1. Updates on Friday 26 January

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All times stated are UK

Famara Diedhiou celebrates opening the scoring for Bristol City

Famara Diedhiou scores one and sets up the other as 10-man Bristol City end a seven-game winless streak against QPR.

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James Maddison

James Maddison's stunning strike is enough for Norwich to beat Brentford and end their 13-game unbeaten home run.

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Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon celebrates a goal

Promotion-chasing Fulham score twice in second-half added time to beat 10-man Barnsley at Oakwell.

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Arsene Wenger and Alexis Sanchez

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

Alexis Sanchez will have to explain to UK Anti-Doping why neither Arsenal or Manchester United could tell testers where he was on Monday.

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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 great weekend.

Sports Direct owner's bid to buy Brixton Village fails

Mike Ashley
PA
The deal's collapse comes after Mr Ashley's efforts to sell Newcastle United also appear to be faltering

Mike Ashley's bid to acquire one of south London's most popular markets collapsed.

The Sports Direct owner was linked to a £30m bid for Brixton Village and Market Row late last year, but it has today confirmed that the deal has fallen through.

Property sources indicated that the seller, London & Associated Properties, did not deem the billionaire's interest serious enough to continue the process.

The market, which generates a rental income of £1.3m per year, is now under offer to another unidentified party.

Mr Ashley, who also owns Newcastle United, bought a chunk of land in Brixton last year with plans to open a Sports Direct afoot.

Brixton Village
BBC
Brixton Village and Market Row have grown in popularity in recent years

Tonight's weather: Dry and chilly

BBC Weather

It will be dry across London during the evening, with clear spells allowing temperatures to dip and some mist or fog patches to form.

These should lift into areas of low cloud later in the night as a breeze develops, helping to limit frost.

Minimum temperature: 2C (36F).

What is the ancestry of Johnson, May, Corbyn and Cable?

After scientists discovered the identity of Boris Johnson's great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother in the Swiss city of Basel, the Daily Politics looked into the background of other leading politicians.

Genealogist Anthony Adolph said the PM's background was "very ordinary" and Jeremy Corbyn was "very much a man of the people".

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Storm forces London animal cemetery to close

Ilford Pet Cemetery
PDSA

An animal cemetery in east London has been forced to close because a broken down tree has prompted safety concerns.

Animals buried at Ilford Pet Cemetery include Bruce Forsyth's family dog Rusty as well as 12 recipients of the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

The large eucalyptus tree, animal charity PDSA which runs the cemetery, says, has split in half with one half lying on the ground and one upright. PDSA fears it may have damaged gravestones.

British Army dog Buster with his handler Sgt Danny Morgan wearing the PDSA Dickin Medal
PA
British Army dog Buster (pictured with his handler Sgt Danny Morgan) received the PDSA Dickin Medal in 2003
Memorial

Greenwich Council says it removed the shrine following requests from the murdered soldier's family.

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Severe disruption: M4 Greater London eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Greater London eastbound severe disruption, at J2 for A4.

M4 Greater London - M4 exit slip road closed and slow traffic eastbound at J2, A4 (Brentford).

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

Katie Price to run London Marathon

Former glamour model, author and business woman Katie Price is to run the London Marathon.

The 39-year-old will take on the 26-mile challenge as part of a fundraising drive for the British Lung Foundation who have supported Price's mother after she was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) - the same disease which killed Keith Chegwin - last year.

Ms Price will pound London's streets on 22 April alongside around 40,000 other runners in the gruelling event.

She described it as a challenge, but added: "It is nothing compared to what my mum and others living with IPF and other lung conditions go through every day."

Man pleads not guilty to killing his date in boat accident

Charlotte Brown
Met Police
Charlotte Brown, known as Charli, was a business development consultant from London

A man has denied killing his date in a speedboat accident on the Thames.

Charlotte Brown, 24, known as Charli, died in hospital after she and Jack Shepherd, 30, ended up in the river.

Police had been called to reports of someone in distress near Wandsworth Bridge at around 23:45 on 8 December 2015.

Mr Shepherd, of Paddington, west London, appeared at the Old Bailey charged with manslaughter.

The charge alleges that he unlawfully killed Miss Brown at Butlers Wharf, Wandsworth.

The defendant, who is on unconditional bail, entered his not guilty plea before Judge Richard Marks QC.

Mr Shepherd, who previously lived in Bristol, is due to face a three-week trial at the Old Bailey on 2 July.

College helping autistic teens after leaving school

In London's schools, there are more than 5,000 children with autism. But when they leave many just go into care homes or live with their parents.

Now, thanks to a specialist college in Tottenham, there's another option. To carry on learning and gain skills which can help them into work.

Joao Mario

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Inter Milan and Portugal midfielder Joao Mario completes loan move to West Ham.

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Sadiq Khan: Bottle deposit scheme won't work without government support

Sadiq Khan
London Assembly

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he is in favour of a bottle deposit scheme, similar to initiatives in Europe, but argued that this could only work if it has government backing.

Mr Khan was answering questions in a London Assembly plenary hearing yesterday about his draft budget which includes a £750,000 scheme to cut plastic waste.

Asked by assembly member Leonie Cooper whether London could "get near" the rate of Germany which recycles 99% of plastic bottles, he said: "We think this is the way to go and are looking into it.

"But I'm not sure we can do it without government support. What's to stop people bringing their bottles into London?"

He also told the meeting that an app the mayor's office wants to release to let people know about free water refill points in the capital, will be developed by the private sector. "We'll provide the data and let the private sector do the innovation," he said.

New addition on the way for Kane family

Severe disruption: A102 London northbound

BBC News Travel

A102 London northbound severe disruption, from the Tunnel Approach to A13 East India Dock Road.

A102 London - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A102 Blackwall Tunnel northbound in Greenwich from the the Tunnel Approach junction to the A13 East India Dock Road junction, because of a broken down car.

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

Antonio Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he is "happy" at the club despite speculation his relationship with the owner is strained.

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Disruption on Tube lines caused by person on the track

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There are also severe delays on the Circle and Hammersmith & City Line.

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Burst water main in Harlesden

Julian Assange asks UK court to drop his arrest warrant

Julian Assange
Reuters

Lawyers for Julian Assange are asking a London court to withdraw a UK warrant for his arrest, saying it has "lost its purpose".

The warrant was issued in 2012 after he allegedly breached bail conditions by seeking asylum in Ecuador's London embassy.

He had been facing extradition to Sweden to answer sex assault claims but these have since been dropped.

The Crown Prosecution Service says Mr Assange could walk free if he succeeds.

Afternoon weather: Dry with some sunshine

BBC Weather

Any lingering low cloud will soon clear to leave a dry and bright afternoon. It will be a little cooler than yesterday, but with light winds it should feel quite pleasant in any sunshine.

Maximum temperature: 8C (46F).

Severe disruption: A102 London northbound

BBC News Travel

A102 London northbound severe disruption, from the Tunnel Approach to A13 East India Dock Road.

A102 London - A102 Blackwall Tunnel in Greenwich closed and stationary traffic northbound from the the Tunnel Approach junction to the A13 East India Dock Road junction, because of a collapsed manhole and emergency repairs.

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

Presidents Club Dinner: Hospitality workers on being harassed

BBC Newsbeat

Dorchester hotel
PA
The Presidents Club charity event took place at The Dorchester hotel in Mayfair

Incidents like the men-only charity dinner where waitresses were allegedly groped are more common than people realise, former hospitality workers have told Newsbeat.

Hostesses at the Presidents Club charity event in London were told to wear revealing outfits, it was revealed this week. But it's not only at exclusive events where workers are harassed.

Emily Janes, 24, told Newsbeat about a job she had in a bar in the capital.

"We were given a vest with the name of the bar on, a pair of shoes and we were told we had to wear a pair of skimpy shorts or a skirt," she said.

Find out more about her and other women's experiences here.

Justin Edinburgh

Michael Pearlman

BBC Wales Sport

Tottenham's visit to Newport will be the first for a top-flight side in the FA Cup since 1983.

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TfL anger London commuters again with replacement bus announcement

Evening Standard

Transport for London has changed its new bus safety announcements which were recently slammed as "pointless and annoying", but Londoners are still angry about them.

Watch: A tour of Charles l's art collection

He was the greatest royal collector of art in British history.

The BBC's Arts Editor Will Gompertz shows us some of the masterpieces acquired by Charles l, ahead of a new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.

New exhibition brings together Charles I's art collection

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

CCTV image released after sexual assault

Man
BTP

Officers have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to in relation to a sexual assault at Finsbury Park station.

A woman got off the Piccadilly line train at around 05.10 on 21 January.

She realised that she had got off the train at the wrong station so she sat towards the front end of the platform and waited for the next train.

She fell asleep and woke up to find a man kissing her. She pushed him away and the man boarded a Victoria Line northbound train.

ICYMI: Standing ovation for Jowell speech

Ex-MP Tessa Jowell has received a standing ovation after an emotional speech on cancer in the House of Lords.

She was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2017.

Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is committed to the club but did not rule out the possibility of manager Real Madrid one day.

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