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  1. Updates on Monday 15 August 2016

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Brentford

Scott Hogan scores the only goal of the game for Brentford in their win over Nottingham Forest at Griffin Park.

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The BBC attends the first full trial run of the Night Tube service
London's Night Tube service will begin running on 19th August. Tube workers and volunteers have been putting the new service to the test.
Oxford wall sculpture

Judith Burns

Education reporter

Some London state schools send more pupils to Oxford and Cambridge than private schools in other parts of England, research suggests.

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Liverpool and Arsenal

Jermaine Jenas

MOTD2 pundit

Match of the Day 2 pundit Jermaine Jenas on what we learned from Liverpool's crazy 4-3 win over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium

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Mischief the horse who was rescued from a ditch

Hannah Gelbart

Trainee journalist

Animal rescues cost London Fire Brigade (LFB) £202,446 in the past year, it is revealed.

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Diego Costa

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte "did not see" match-winner Diego Costa's challenge on West Ham's Adrian but says the referee was right not to send him off.

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Chelsea 2-1 West Ham: Antonio Conte please with players "attitude"
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he is pleased with the attitude of his players after they beat West Ham 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea 2-1 West Ham: Slaven Bilic disappointed with sloppy mistakes
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says his team were outplayed by Chelsea following their 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge and adds that "sloppy mistakes" cost them the game.
Antonio Conte

Chris Osborne

BBC Sport

Diego Costa's late strike gives Antonio Conte a dramatic winning start as Chelsea manager as his side secure victory over West Ham.

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'We're devastated by his death'

Friends of a man from Dartford killed in Cyprus have said they are devastated by his death. George Low was attacked at the resort of Ayia Napa outside a bar where he had worked in the past. 

Kumar Sangakkara hit his only century at Edgbaston in his short stay with Warwickshire, against Durham, in 2007

Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara and Sam Curran both make half-centuries before Warwickshire begin badly, chasing 396 to win.

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Ollie Rayner Middlesex

Middlesex inch closer to their first County Championship title in 23 years as they beat Durham by an innings.

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Our live coverage across the day

Updates for London have ended for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Patrolling the trolls

The Met Police are to launch a team to target internet trolls

Tributes pour in for 'Mother of Ealing' who worked on market stall for 70 years

Get West London

Joanie Puddle, who died in August, started working at the food stall in Leeland Road aged 10, and became a familiar face to locals.

This afternoon's headlines

Stuart Maisner

Cyprus death latest, airshow rescue and rail dispute update. Here's a look at this afternoon's main headlines.

Hospital ward

A woman who lied that two of her children were ill, subjecting them to unnecessary surgery as part of a benefits fraud scam, is jailed.

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'Zombie knives' ban to come into force

A ban on the sale of so-called "zombie knives" is set to come into force in England and Wales later this week.

Last year a north London teenager was killed with one of the weapons. 

Aaron Ramsey

Owain Llyr

BBC Wales Sport

Wales have an injury worry over Aaron Ramsey for their World Cup qualifiers while Crystal Palace's Jonathan Williams is out for up to 10 weeks.

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Airport departures board

Daniel Wainwright

BBC News

Air passengers using London Gatwick face the most flight delays in the UK, the BBC reveals.

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Yannick Bolasie

Everton sign DR Congo international midfielder Yannick Bolasie, 27, from Crystal Palace for £25m on a five-year deal.

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George Low with a friend

The mother of a holidaymaker stabbed to death in Cyprus says he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Enjoy sunny and warm weather this afternoon

After a cool start, Monday afternoon will be fine, sunny and very warm. 

It will stay dry overnight, with more sun forecast for the days ahead.

Swan pedalo completes 100-mile journey

Three Scout leaders have ridden 100 miles along the Thames in a swan shaped pedalo.

Colin Dippie, Jane-Louise Bassett and Ash Wilson set off from Oxford but were 10 miles shy of getting to the Isle of Dogs in London.

The trio had stopped in Richmond after one of the pedals broke, but travelled 102 miles over seven days.  

Southern train

Union and rail bosses fail to reach an agreement in a dispute over the role of train guards on the Southern rail network.

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Jamal Blackman in action for Chelsea

Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman joins League Two side Wycombe Wanderers on loan until 3 January.

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Football Focus Forum: Chelsea v West Ham preview
Trevor Sinclair and Kevin Kilbane discuss Chelsea and West Ham's chances this season before their clash at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
Richard Murray

Richard Murray steps down from his position of non-executive chairman of Charlton Athletic because of illness.

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Nick Compton

Division One leaders Middlesex pile on the runs against Durham thanks to centuries from Nick Compton and Nick Gubbins.

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Plants to Shape Society

How plants proved a new route to political power and the growth of Britain's Empire.
The 18th century botanical impresario Sir Joseph Banks was convinced that Britain's destiny was as the major civilising power in the world, and this could be achieved by harnessing botany and imperial progress to each other's mutual benefit.

Professor Kathy Willis talks to Linnaean Society honorary archivist, Gina Douglas, on how Britain's acquisition of Carl Linnaeus' collection of books and specimens proved the tool to promote, identify, and trade plants across the Empire.

She hears from Richard Barley, Director of Horticulture at Kew and former director of Melbourne's Botanic Gardens, who discusses Banks' influence on the choice of plants taken with the first settlers to Australia.

But how central were plants to Britain's colonial project? Historian Jim Endersby weighs up Joseph Banks' 18th century vision to use Kew as a centre to gather as many plants and plant products as possible, not only to enrich the Royal Garden's collection but for Kew to also function as a botanical exchange house between the colonies.


Producer: Adrian Washbourne

Presenter: KATHY WILLIS is Director of Science at Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. She is also Professor of Long-term Ecology and a fellow of Merton College, both at Oxford University. Winner of several awards, she has spent over 20 years researching and teaching biodiversity and conservation at Oxford and Cambridge.

Charges against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in Iran are 'absurd'

The husband of a British mother detained in Iran has said the idea she could be involved in trying to overthrow the regime is "absurd".

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, is due on trial on as yet unspecified charges after being arrested in April.

A mother trapped in Iran

Dartford man stabbed to death

Claire Cottingham

Local Live reporter

Tributes are being paid to George Low from Dartford who was stabbed to death in Cyprus.

The 22-year-old was attacked by two men and stabbed in the neck in the early hours of Sunday, while out in the resort of Ayia Napa. 

Read the full story here.

Renting costs drop

BBC Radio London

The cost of renting in London has fallen for the first time in almost six years. 

The average home now costs £1,280 per month - £7 cheaper than July last year according to lettings network Countrywide.

BBC London News: Today’s headlines

Asad Ahmad

Presenter, BBC London

Latest headlines from London

Man found in Hyde Park was murdered, police say

A man found dead in London's Hyde Park has been named by police.

Jairo Medina, 62, a professional carer from Chelsea, was found early on Friday morning by a person walking by who then called the police. Once officers got there, Mr Medina had died.

Jairo Medina
Met Police

A post mortem examination did not find a cause of death, but it showed that he had been assaulted.

Officers are investigating it as a murder. An area about the size of two football pitches was cordoned off.