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  1. Updates on Friday 16 February

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Kamohelo Mokotjo

Brentford add to struggling Sunderland's Championship relegation troubles, cruising to a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light.

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Sean Rigg

Sgt Paul White, the custody officer when Sean Rigg died, has had his bid to retire rescinded.

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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 videos, news, sport, travel and weather.

Have a good weekend.

Tonight's weather: Dry and cold

BBC Weather

Tonight will be dry with clear periods and light winds, allowing it to become cold again with another widespread air frost. The odd mist or shallow fog patch forming too.

Minimum temperature: -1 to 2°C (30 to 36°F).

Celebrating the talent of young Londoners

Hundreds of young people will take part in one of London's largest urban youth talent shows tonight.

Past winners include street dancers Diversity and singer Leona Lewis.

Its been organised by The Crib youth project. It wanted to show the positive contribution young people can make when given the right support and encouragement.

London's largest urban youth talent shows where Leona Lewis and Diversity were first noticed.

Severe disruption: M25 Greater London clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Greater London clockwise severe disruption, between J29 for A127 and J30 for A13 Lakeside.

M25 Greater London - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J29, A127 (Romford) and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Camberwell bobsleigher Toby Olubi finally reaches Olympic dream

Southwark News

After years of training and fundraising – including appearances on Deal or No Deal and The Cube – Camberwell’s Olympic hopeful, Toby Olubi, will finally compete in his first Winter Games later this month in Pyeongchang.

David Cameron's photo on a fake driving licence

A fake driving licence used the former prime minister's photo with 10 Downing Street as his address.

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The history of the humble T-shirt in pictures

A universal fashion staple the T-shirt has become the focus of Cult – Culture – Subversion, a major new exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum.

The exhibition explores the evolution of the T-shirt from its early days to the present.

A new exhibition in London celebrates the history of the T-shirt.

'Disgraceful' dangerous driver has jail sentence increased

A dangerous driver who caused a fatal crash has had six months added to his jail sentence after an appeal.

Anthony Howell hit Adinajib Awale in Tooting, south London, in May 2015.

Howell did not stop at the scene. He went home and called the police for a crime reference number for insurance purposes, saying the damage had been caused by someone throwing something at his car.

Today, following action from the Solicitor General, the Court of Appeal increased Howell’s sentence from 10 months suspended for two years to 16 months to be served immediately.

Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP said Howell's offence was "disgraceful".

"No sentence can bring back Mr Awale but I hope that the increase will bring his family some comfort,” he added.

Severe accident: M4 Greater London eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Greater London eastbound severe accident, at J3 for A312 affecting J4B for .

M4 Greater London - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic eastbound at J3, A312 (Hayes), because of an accident involving a van and two cars. Congestion to J4b, M25 J15.

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

Peter Newell

Vinnie O'Dowd

BBC News

The former co-ordinator of a charity which campaigned in the UK and abroad admits offences from the 1960s.

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Today's photo of London

London skyline
Jason Hawkes

We used this photo by Jason Hawkes of the city's skyline as our banner, 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.

What to look out for at London Fashion Week

Fashion
EPA

It was good news for fans of catwalks and cocktail parties on Thursday evening as London Fashion Week got under way.

The event is held twice a year, in February and September, and is sandwiched between New York Fashion Week (which concluded on Wednesday), and Milan, which begins next week.

Designers' collections remain a closely-guarded secret until they debut on the catwalk, but here are a few things to look out for over the weekend.

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Severe disruption: A300 London northbound

BBC News Travel

A300 London northbound severe disruption, between A3200 Southwark Street and Sumner Street.

A300 London - A300 Southwark Bridge Road in Southwark closed northbound between the A3200 Southwark Street junction and the Sumner Street junction, because of a police incident.

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

Last chance for your own cup glory!

#FAPeoplesCup

FA People's Cup sign-up graphic - deadline this Sunday
BBC Sport

The deadline to get involved in the 2018 FA People's Cup is midnight THIS Sunday - so get your entry in now.

  • It's FREE
  • There are 18 different categories
  • You get the chance to play at St George's Park and go to the FA Cup final

What have you got to lose?

Find out all the details and how to sign up here.

Arsenal ease to first-leg Europa League win at Ostersunds FK

BBC Sport

Ostersunds FK playing Arsenal
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Arsene Wenger praised his Arsenal side for the way they overcame unfamiliar surroundings as they easily beat Swedish side Ostersunds FK to more or less guarantee their place in the last 16 of the Europa League.

The game was played in -4C temperatures on a 4G plastic pitch at the Jamtkraft Arena, but the visitors made light of alien conditions to win comfortably.

Left-back Nacho Monreal scored the Gunners' first from close range when Ostersund goalkeeper Aly Keita fumbled Alex Iwobi's strike.

Then the home side's centre-back Sotirios Papagiannopoulos diverted Henrikh Mkhitaryan's cross into his own net after the Armenian seized on a loose pass.

Afternoon weather: Dry and sunny

BBC Weather

This afternoon will continue to be dry with further spells of sunshine. High cloud will make the sunshine rather hazy from time to time.

Watch: London prepares to celebrate the Chinese New Year

Thousands of Chinese Londoners are celebrating the start of the Year of the Dog.

Murder arrests after man found dead in Waltham Forest

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died of multiple injuries at a property in Waltham Forest, east London yesterday.

The 48-year-old was found unresponsive at the residence in Warren Road and he was pronounced dead at 07:18.

A 38-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Great Britain's Dom Parsons wins skeleton bronze medal at Winter Olympics

BBC Sport

Skeleton medal winners
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Dom Parsons won Great Britain's first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics with bronze in the men's skeleton.

After a dramatic final run, Parsons finished 0.11 seconds ahead of fourth-placed Martins Dukurs with a combined time of three minutes 22.20 seconds.

The Londoner, 30, looked to have lost out on a medal until world champion Dukurs made mistakes on his final run.

South Korea's Yun Sung-bin won gold by a record 1.63secs and Nikita Tregubov, an Olympic Athlete from Russia, silver.

Watch: News headlines from BBC London

Alpa Patel has this morning’s top stories from London.

Severe accident: A406 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A406 London southbound severe accident, at Dog Lane.

A406 London - One lane blocked on A406 North Circular Road southbound in Neasden at the Dog Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

London Fashion Week: Clothes made from recycled plastic

Two designers at London Fashion Week say their clothes made from plastic bottles and sustainable wool have a "political message".

Vin and Omi say it's almost impossible for low-cost high street clothes to be ethical.

The pair make their own textiles and say they want people to think about the waste created by our clothes.

"We never planned to be designers but we have a political message", Omi tells Newsbeat. "Fashion is the best medium."

Models
Vin and Omi

Woman charged with baby girl's murder

A woman has been charged with murdering a seven-month-old baby girl who died last year.

Officers were called to an address in Buckhurst Hill at about 03:00 on 15 August 2017. A baby was taken to hospital but later died.

Tests showed the child had sustained multiple fractures.

Shalina Kukkundoor Padmanabha, 31, of Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill, has been charged with murder as well as neglect.

Quarter of all English bus journeys in London

A quarter of all journeys driven by buses in England take place in London, new analysis by the BBC has found.

The capital, along with the East of England and the South East, were the only English regions to see bus mileage increase over the past decade.

London bus
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Across England, the scale of the bus network has fallen to levels last seen in 1991, even though passenger numbers are now 8% higher than they were then.

Rising car use and cuts to public funding are being blamed for a loss of 134 million miles of coverage over the past decade alone.

The government has encouraged councils and bus companies to work together to halt the decline.

Children's rights activist Peter Newell jailed for abuse

Peter Newell
Met Police

A children's rights activist has been jailed for six years and eight months for sexually abusing a boy in the 1960s.

Peter Newell was the former co-ordinator of the Association for the Protection of All Children charity.

The 77-year-old from Wood Green, north London, was sentenced last month at Blackfriars Crown Court.

He admitted five indecent and serious sexual assaults on a child under 16.

Mid-earners 'locked out of buying a home'

Housing
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The extent at which young people are locked out of the British housing market has been revealed in new figures from economists.

The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said.

In 1995-96, 65% of this group owned a home, but just 27% do in 2015-16, with the biggest drop in London and south-east England.

Middle earners are defined as having take-home pay of £22,200 to £30,600.

Today's weather: A frosty start, then dry with some sunshine today

BBC Weather

After a frosty start, today will be dry with some sunny periods.

However, areas of high cloud will likely turn the sunshine hazy at times during the afternoon.

Maximum Temperature: 7 to 10C (45 to 50F)

Travel: Over-running engineering work causing delays

BBC London Travel

BBC Radio London Travel

Over-running engineering work is causing delays on the Overground between Chingford and Hackney Downs and Liverpool Street and Enfield Town. Stansted Express services are also being affected by the same problem.

A train fault at Bexley is also causing disruption to journeys between Hither Green and Dartford.

For the latest travel updates follow @BBCTravelAlert

BBC London Live updates on Friday 16 February

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Silk-like material made from recycled plastic bottles

Hannah Moore

Newsbeat reporter

Designers Vin and Omi say their collection - some of which is made from recycled plastic - has a 'political message'.

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Severe accident: M11 Essex southbound

BBC News Travel

M11 Essex southbound severe accident, between J5 for A1168 and J4 for A406.

M11 Essex - M11 partially blocked and queuing traffic southbound between J5, A1168 (Loughton) and J4, A406 (Woodford), because of an accident involving vehicle that has left the carriageway. Travel time is around 15 minutes.

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

UK rapper Giggs who appears in the Nike advert

Nesta McGregor

Newsbeat reporter

Newsbeat finds out what it's like to be in Nike's Nothing Beats A Londoner ad alongside Harry Kane and Skepta.

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Photo showing a Western Dales Bus driving through countryside

Claire Wilde, Paul Lynch and Annette Belcher

BBC Shared Data Unit

Some rural areas have even gone as far as setting up their own replacement bus services.

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