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  1. Updates on 27 April 2018

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Jonny Howson

Middlesbrough secure their place in the play-offs with a win that all but ends Millwall's own promotion hopes.

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QPR v Birmingham

Birmingham's fight against Championship relegation will go to the final day after they are defeated at QPR.

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Kieffer Moore

Barnsley move out of the Championship relegation zone as they end Brentford's faint hopes of reaching the play-offs.

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Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says the tweet sent from the FA Cup account mocking Harry Kane was "embarrassing".

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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.

Alexandra Palace's theatre's multi-million pound renovation.
The palace theatre, which has not been seen by the public for 80 years, will re-open at the end of the year.

Tonight's weather: Cloudy with drizzle

BBC Weather

Tonight looks set to remain cloudy with further light rain or drizzle at times. Any cloud breaks are likely to be limited.

Minimum temperature: 7 to 10°C (45 to 50°F).

How much do you know about the local elections?

Ramona Bachmann in action for Chelsea Ladies

Chelsea Ladies forward Ramona Bachmann extends her deal with the Women's Super League One club until 2021.

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Davide Buccheri

Davide Buccheri is convicted of posting the images after his colleague refused to give him her number.

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MasterChef's Matt Campbell died at the London Marathon
Hundreds of people gathered at Windermere to run 3.7 miles and raise money for his chosen charity.

Clapham PE teacher banned from profession


A teacher who "adjusted" and "adapted" pupils' written work without their knowledge has been banned from the profession.

Elizabeth Basson, 37, was Head of PE at Streatham & Clapham High School, London, for nine years.

A misconduct panel found she manipulated exam evidence and inflated the marks of candidates despite them not meeting the criteria required for that mark.

She was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and conduct that may bring teaching into disrepute.

She can apply to return to teaching in two years, when a panel will need to decide if he can rejoin the profession.

New arrest over Jason Isaacs murder

Jason Isaacs
Met Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in north-west London have made a fifth arrest.

Jason Isaacs, 18, described as "amazing" and "beautiful" by his family, was found critically injured in Newnham Close, Northolt, after a night out on 18 November last year.

He died from his stab wounds three days later.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Harrow this morning on suspicion of murder. He is in custody at a south London police station.

A trial for an 18-year-old man charged with Jason's murder will begin on Monday.


With a £900m offer made for Wembley, BBC Sport asks what a sale would mean for the England team and what will the FA will do with the money.

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Royal Albert Hall begins technical theatre placements

Interior of Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall has partnered with the Croydon-based BRIT School to offer budding technicians the opportunity to gain experience working at the venue.

The move follows research carried out by the hall which found demand for technical production skills in the UK far outweighs supply.

In London, 25% of students said they would chose technical production as a subject to follow after finishing school but only 32% of schools in the UK offer lessons in it, according to the hall.

Ollie Jeffery, the hall's head of production and technical, said the placements give "those 16 and older hands-on training in a variety of important technical skills, including lighting, sound and rigging" in order to prepare them for future work.

Harlequins and Saracens prepare for the Premier 15s final
Harlequins captain Rachael Burford and Saracens skipper Lotte Clapp look ahead to the inaugural Premier 15s final.

Severe accident: A40 Greater London westbound

BBC News Travel

A40 Greater London westbound severe accident, between Greenford Flyover and A312 Church Road affecting Northern Roundabout.

A40 Greater London - A40 Western Avenue in Greenford closed and stationary traffic westbound between the Greenford Flyover junction and Target Roundabout, because of an accident. Congestion to the Northern Roundabout junction.

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

Grassroots teams preparing for finals


It's a big weekend of football at grass-roots level.

The finals of the FA People's Cup take place at England's training ground at St George's Park.

There are 18 different categories involved including - new for 2018 - futsal, which these guys are involved with..

The ex-academy players who 'want to prove' they can still play

See how Sala Soccer FC and all the other teams get on in the FA People's Cup finals with live streaming, and text commentary on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29, April on the BBC Sport website & app.

Korean popstars to head to London for shows

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Korean pop stars BTS will play two shows at London's O2 Arena.

The K-pop stars have been a sensation around the world and amassed a global following.

They will embark on the Love Yourself world tour in August, which will bring them to the capital for two live shows on 9 and 10 October.

Tickets go on sale on 2 June at 09:00.

Russell Jordan Jones

Russell Jordan Jones, 23, died in north London after being shot and stabbed.

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Watch: Voter ID trials in London

Some voters in London will be asked to take identification with them when they go to the polls.

It's part of a trial taking place in five areas of England, including Bromley, south east London.

People in Woking, Gosport, Watford and Slough will also be asked to take different forms of ID with them to see which works best.

The Electoral Commission recommended three years ago that voters be asked to prove their identity. Critics say asking people to bring ID to vote will affect turnout.

Afternoon weather: Rain will return...widespread and heavy

BBC Weather

Some places may be dry for a time early this afternoon, with even a little brightness. However, rain will return and become widespread and heavy. A chilly afternoon. Maximum temperature: 10 to 13°C (50 to 55°F).

Trump UK visit: Will the US president get a frosty reception?
Where will the US president go and what might greet him?

Proportion of mums in work 'up 50% since mid-1970s'

But London is falling behind

Working mother
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The proportion of working-age mothers with a job has risen by nearly 50% in the past four decades, a study says.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found the increase was behind a wider rise in the number of women in employment in the UK.

It credited a "huge change in working patterns", with women much less likely to stop work when they have children.

The institute also found that London's female employment rate had fallen back compared with other parts of the country.

In 1975, London's employment rate among was the highest in the UK, at 63%. But despite strong employment growth in recent years, its figure was 74% in 2017 - joint-lowest together with Northern Ireland.

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Wembley Stadium

Fulham owner Shahid Khan says a deal to buy Wembley from the Football Association could be completed in eight to 12 weeks.

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Station evacuated as rail electrics catch fire

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Rail passengers were evacuated this morning after a train track fire in south east London.

West Wickham station was evacuated, as well as a train with seven people on board, when an electric intake bar on the rail caught fire below a carriage, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

The blaze was under control by 10:22 BST, just over half an hour after firefighters were called. LFB did not report any injuries.

Southeastern said it is now investigating.

Disruption on the line between Hayes and Elmers End is expected until about midday.

Burned train carriage

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

Train fire causes rail disruption

Reports of a fire on a train have stopped Southeastern services running in south-east London.

Two fire engines are at the scene at West Wickham station in Bromley after being called at 9:43.

London Fire Brigade said it has no further information at the moment.

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Mental Health Bill moves step closer to becoming law

Inside Croydon

Proposals for better care and monitoring of the use of force on patients with mental health issues look to end ‘unconscious bias’ against young black men.

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What would happen if Wembley Stadium was sold?

BBC Sport

Fulham's billionaire owner Shahid Khan wants to buy Wembley Stadium for £900m.

No deal has been confirmed yet and Khan has said that England could continue to play at the Stadium.

But that hasn't stopped the reaction.

Watch: News headlines from BBC London

BBC London News

Victoria Hollins has this morning’s top stories from London.

Travel update: District, Jubille and Piccadilly line delays

BBC London Travel

BBC Radio London Travel

The Jubilee Line is suspended between Stanmore and Wembley Park with minor delays on the rest of the line following an earlier power failure

And due to a faulty train at Acton Town, there are severe delays on the District Line between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway, and severe delays on the Piccadilly line

There are some cancellations on Greater Anglia and the Stansted Express following an earlier faulty train.

For the latest updates follow @BBCTravelAlert

Today's weather: Cloudy, cool with rain at times

BBC Weather

Today will be mostly cloudy with rain at times, particularly later.

There should be some drier spells at times too though and one or two glimmers of brightness are quite possible. Feeling cool.

Maximum temperature: 10C to 13C (50F to 55F).