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- Updates on Tuesday 14 June 2016
Showers will become much lighter and less frequent into the evening, and will cease altogether by dawn, by which time some clearer spells will have developed.
Lows of 12C (54F).
BBC Radio London Political Reporter
Sadiq Khan triggered a by-election in Tooting when he resigned his Labour seat to become the mayor of London.
Here's a succinct run down from the candidates of why they believe you should vote for them.
Essam, 23, joins from Leyton Orient on a one-year deal, having previously been on loan at Dover last season.
"We're delighted to add Connor to the team," chairman Stewart Donald said of the former Gillingham trainee.
"He's an experienced, young defender who comes to us with great pedigree. We've once again added quality to the strength and depth of our squad."
Sadiq Khan has banned adverts like this from Transport for London's network on the basis it could be harmful to young people's mental health.
Will his policy catch on with other advertisers?
There is a reduced service on Southern between Victoria and Brighton, Brighton and Ashford International, Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction and between Southampton Central and Brighton because of a shortage of drivers and conductors.
London Underground is accepting valid tickets for travel.
For the latest travel updates visit the BBC London travel page.
Workers on Southern Railway are to stage a fresh strike on 21 June in the row over staffing, the company announced.
Robert Elms is now on the fourth floor of the new extension in one of the galleries designed to house permanent collections.
On the 10th floor of the new Tate Modern extension is a public viewing gallery.
BBC Radio London's Robert Elms thinks the art on display will have a big job competing with the stunning views of London's skyline.
The Tate Modern is reopening to the public on Friday with a newwing, the Switch House, designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron.
This increases the size of the gallery by 60%.
BBC Radio London's Robert Elms is there now having a sneak preview of what visitors will see.
The Home Affairs Select Committee has addressed former London mayor Ken Livingstone after hearing his "unconvincing" evidence today.
Committee chair Keith Vaz said: "I think the committee feels you are unconvincing on the issue of anti-Semitism and it may be worth your while issuing a more formal statement, because although we accept what you have said to us today, that you wish to apologise to all those who were upset, you seem not to accept the reasons why they are upset. So, we aren't convinced on that."
Mr Livingstone denies he is anti-Semitic.
The committee has been seeking responses from him about historical remarks he has made throughout his career that have been construed as anti-Semitic. It comes after he was suspended by the Labour party for a comment he made about Hitler in April to BBC Radio London.
Ken Livingstone agrees, under questioning by MPs, that telling black people to "go back to where you came from", would be racist.
But he says telling the Reuben brothers (David and Simon) in 2006 to go back to (where they came from) was not racist because he was not aware they were Jewish and he felt they were stalling development for London 2012 construction.
Committee member Nusrat Ghani, Conservative MP for Wealden, tells Mr Livingstone he often makes reference to Hitler and Nazi Germany when he is cross or offended himself.
She says: "You either have an unhealthy obsession with Hitler and Nazi Germany, or you are trivialising the Holocaust."
Mr Livingstone replies: "I have just been rude very often in my career."
The British Library
Emmeline Pankhurst died on this day in 1928 on her way to hand in a petition at Buckingham Palace.
BBC Home Affairs Correspondent
Ken Livingstone, Chuka Umunna and Keith Vaz are trading blows over anti-Semitism at the parliamentary select committee hearing.
Seething with anger, Chuka Umunna accuses Ken Livingstone of betraying Labour values, saying he's become a "pin-up" for prejudice.
BBC Home Affairs Correspondent
Ken Livingstone said anti-semitism and racism are the same thing and denied he was either.
He told the Westminster Select Committee that if he "could go back in time" he would not have referred to Hitler and Zionism on BBC Radio London because reaction to his comments became hysterical.
He said he has often been accused of anti-Semitism in his career because he has been a critic of the "appalling abuse" of Palestinians by Israelis.
He said he couldn't walk down the street without people stopping him to offer words of support and say his remarks about Hitler were true. He said he thought the issue had been used by a handful of Labour MPs to smear him and undermine the Labour leadership.
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Ken Livingstone has been called to present oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism.
The committee is inquiring into anti-Semitism, looking at whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased and the particular dangers facing Jewish people arising from terrorism.
This is the written statement he has submitted to the committee.
He concludes by saying: "In my view the government needs to pay greater attention to the growing problem of hate crime and combating it, alongside maintaining a paramount focus on protecting people’s lives from terrorism."
Transport for London has opened its first "quietway" route for cyclists and pedestrians to help them avoid busy roads.
Purple signposts line the route and most of the 5.6 mile route between Greenwich and Waterloo uses existing pathways and back streets, but there's also a new section behind Millwall FC's ground The Den on land owned by Network Rail.
Six more quietways are due to be completed by next spring.
The committee is hearing evidence in the Wilson Room from Jonathan Arkush, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Mr Livingstone is due to give evidence at about 15:45.
Watch live (if the link doesn't play, try opening it in Internet Explorer).
BBC Home Affairs correspondent Danny Shaw is also live tweeting about the hearing.
The Daily Politics
Voters in Tooting will pick a new MP on Thursday after Sadiq Khan resigned from the role to become London Mayor..
Daily Politics reporter Adam Fleming reports from the south London constituency, whose most famous son may have been a certain, fictional, left-leaning citizen from the 1970s.
Ken Livingstone has issued a statement condemning anti-Semitism, as he prepared to give evidence to a parliamentary inquiry looking into the extent of the problem.
The former London mayor was suspended from the Labour Party in April following a row over his claim that Adolf Hitler had initially supported the aims of Zionism.
The comment led to allegations of anti-Semitism, including a public confrontation with furious Labour MP John Mann who branded Mr Livingstone a "Nazi apologist".
But in a written statement to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee ahead of his appearance later in the day, Mr Livingstone said: "I detest racism and condemn anti-Semitism. Indeed my political career has totally opposed any such views concerning any religious or ethnic group."
This afternoon, there will be sunny intervals and more showers, with some becoming heavy, perhaps more so over the Chilterns and other high ground.
Maximum temperature 19C (66F).
The former London mayor is expected to demand to be let back into the Labour Party this afternoon, when he faces a Commons Select Committee to answer questions about allegations of anti-Semitism.
He was suspended from the Labour Party in April after saying Hitler had supported Zionism in the 1930s.
He made the comments on BBC Radio London while defending Labour MP Naz Shah over accusations she was anti-Semitic.
Michael Crabb, 53, is a convicted child sex offender and is wanted on recall to prison.
He was released on licence on 17 March but has breached the conditions of his release by failing to notify authorities of his change of address. He was last seen in Uxbridge on 17 March and has links to Uxbridge, Iver, Slough and Warwickshire.
Crabb also has links to the British canal system and has in the past sought refuge on barges. If seen he should not to be approached, instead call 999.
It was once considered to be one of the grandest station waiting rooms in south London, but for decades the space at Peckham Rye railway station was bricked up and forgotten about.
Now Network Rail and a group of enthusiasts are on the brink of opening its doors after 55 years.
The Grade II listed Victorian building was designed by architect Charles Henry Driver and opened in 1865.
Here you can see a preview of the waiting room and what is in store for future passengers.
David Beckham says watching his son Romeo play tennis with world number two Andy Murray at Queen's Club was "surreal".
Romeo, 13, has recently joined the London club, which is hosting the Aegon Championships, and was planning to watch some players warm up.
Here is a note left by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a book of condolence for Orlando shooting victims at the US Embassy in London this morning.
A woman has been remanded in custody charged with covering up the death of her baby son for more than a decade.
Victoria Gayle, 31, was charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body after police discovered the remains of a baby aged approximately one year old at her home in Fryent Crescent in Hendon last month.
Ms Gayle, previously of West Hendon, north London, appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court yesterday afternoon.
She spoke only to confirm her name, address, and date of birth.
BBC News, London
Here's a selection of the stories we're looking at in the London newsroom this morning:
- Thousands attended solidarity vigils in London for the victims of the Orlando shooting
- Ealing Hospital will close children's A&E services on 30 June
- Public warned over convicted child sex offender Michael Crabb
AFC Wimbledon may be floating on air after winning the League Two play-off final, but the site of their future home found itself in deep water after flash floods last week.
Richmond and Twickenham Times
Tate Modern's new extension, a pyramid-like tower that transforms London's skyline, has been been unveiled ahead of its official opening.
The tower, billed as Britain's most important new cultural building in two decades, is part of a £260m revamp at the famous modern art museum.
The 10-storey building includes three new gallery levels and a panoramic roof terrace.
It will allow 60% more artworks from the Tate collection to go on show.
A pupil has been hit by a car close to the junction of Highgate Road and Chetwynd Road.
It happened at about 08:10.
The pupil was treated for a minor head injury and was taken to hospital, London Ambulance Service said.
As Soho comes together to pay tribute to the Orlando shooting victims, the future of a famous London LGBT venue The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is in your hands - to save it from developers.
The US ambassador to the UK has tweeted a photo of a lit votive candle placed in St Paul's Cathedral in memory of those murdered in Orlando.
He also tweeted a photo of the vigil in Soho and said: "London,I'm deeply moved by your outpouring of love in America's time of sorrow. We need it + are profoundly grateful"