Arrest after man, 71, found dead in Bromley

A 71-year-old man has been found dead at a home in south-east London.

The Met said officers were called to an address in Cambridge Road, Bromley, at 10:40 GMT on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been told however formal identification has not yet taken place. A post-mortem test date has not yet been scheduled.

A 30-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and is being held at a south London police station.

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    A London comedian says he is on a mission from God to make church sermons more fun.

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    An 18-year-old student has made a scientific breakthrough that could help save the lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems.

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can lead to the heart suddenly stopping and Henry Roth proved different tests for the condition were needed for black and white athletes - which do not currently take place. A research project emerged from a conversation with a cardiologist at St George's Hospital in London.

    Met investigate James Foley 'beheading' 17:30:

    The Met Police has said its Counter Terrorism Command is investigating a video posted online purporting to show the alleged murder of the photojournalist James Foley.

    James Foley in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: 2012 James Foley reported from many parts of the Middle East

    In a statement, the Met said: "We would like to remind the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under Terrorism legislation."

    Puzzlers test their brainpower 17:26:

    Puzzlers from all over the world came to test their brainpower and puzzle solving-skills at the 23rd world puzzle championship and the ninth world Sudoku championship, reports the Croydon Advertiser.

    Healthcare heroes 17:21:

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    'Skull cracker' accomplice jailed 17:13:

    A man accused of helping a fugitive armed robber nicknamed "Skull Cracker" has been sentenced to 12 months in jail.

    Kevin Perry, 53, of West India Dock Road, London, pleaded guilty to perverting the court of justice at Guildford Crown Court. He was accused of helping Michael Wheatley, 55, who was at large from HMP Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey.

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    News on the hour 16:57: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The top story in the capital on BBC London 94.9: The Metropolitan Police's counter terrorism unit says it's investigating a video which shows the murder of an American journalist by a British member of the Islamic State group, in the Middle East.

    Fraud gang to be sentenced 16:48:

    A gang of fraudsters from Harrow face jail for stealing an estimated £16m-worth of bank card details from more than 60,000 people in the UK and abroad. Three men and a woman appeared at the Old Bailey for the first of a two-day sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to fraud offences.

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    Haringey ward by-election 16:35:

    Haringey Council will hold a by-election for the Woodside ward on 2 October.

    The by-election will elect one new member to the council following the death of Cllr Pat Egan in July.

    Walthamstow fire 16:25:

    London Fire Brigade tweets: We rescued a pregnant woman and two others from a fire in Walthamstow this morning.

    Wenger anger over red card 16:15:

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was angry with the decision to send off Aaron Ramsey as his side drew at Besiktas in their Champions League play-off.

    Aaron Ramsey walks off after being shown a red card with 10 minutes to go

    "When you see some of the fouls that were made and we go home with Ramsey sent off, it is a bit unbelievable," said Wenger.

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    Pair charged over teen murder 15:50:

    Two men have been charged with the murder of a teenager four years ago. Charlie Wright, 17, of Eltham, was shot in the face at a house in Park Mews, Calvert Road, Greenwich, in April 2010.

    Charlie Wright

    Hassan Hassan. 32, of Vesta Road, Brockley, and Colin Anderson, 48, of no fixed abode, will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court charged with murder.

    Expanding London 15:40:

    Business leaders in Surrey have backed a suggestion that areas of the county should become part of London.

    Spelthorne Business Forum was part of a campaign to change the name of Staines to Staines-upon-Thames two years ago.

    Now the forum has backed proposals that parts of Surrey closest to London, including Staines-upon-Thames, become part of the capital.

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    Silhouette of people waiting in a queue

    "The queue is still a theatrical thing," says Dr Joe Moran, a social historian. "It's tedious but it's the most visibly fair way of rationing a resource. It also makes something look popular."

    Free market pitches 15:07:

    Hackney Council tweets: We're launching an exciting new scheme for first-time market traders where they can pitch for free - pls read here:

    News on the hour 14:57: BBC London 94.9 Radio

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    The health watchdog has criticised staff shortages and highlighted poor quality critical care at Northwick Park and St Mark's hospitals. The two hospitals, operated by the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, were graded as requiring improvement by the Care Quality Commission. The Trust says improvements are being made.

    Moulin Rouge screening 14:46:

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    Battersea Power station redevelopment 14:35:

    The demolition of the first chimney at Battersea Power station has begun.

    Battersea Power Station

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    Parks facelift 14:11:

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    A £7,000 bike has been stolen from a triathlete who was raising money for charity.

    Paul Nash and his bike

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    Somerset House screening

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    Burst water main 13:22:

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    man sitting on Liverpool Street station

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    Bromley crime prevention 11:21:

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    Simon Senior, 20, lived the epitome of cool '80s lifestyle: he modelled for ID magazine, lived with his girlfriend on west London's King's Road and played bass guitar in a band.

    Simon Senior

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    Marchioness disaster 25 years on 09:31: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    "The lights went out and we knew water had got into the hull," said Iain Philpott, who was a 26-year-old fashion photographer, from Highbury, north London. "There were lots of screams and next thing, we were all in the water."


    On 20 August 1989, 131 people were on board the Marchioness when it was hit by the dredger Bowbelle, killing 51 people. A memorial service will be held at Southwark Cathedral later to mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster.

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    Marchioness The Marchioness collided with the dredger Bowbelle

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    Carnival travel guide 08:54:

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    • Sunday from 07:00 until around 23:59
    • Monday from 07:00 until around 03:00 on the morning of Tuesday 26 August

    Road closures will be from:

    • Harrow Hill in the north
    • Notting Hill Gate in the south
    • Clarendon Road in the west
    • Queensway in the east

    For full details visit the Transport for London website.

    Ask the Met boss 08:44:

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    New temple opens 08:34:

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    The exterior of the Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal Temple in Kingsbury The Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal Temple in Kingsbury opened on 19 August

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