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  1. Updates on Friday 2 June

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye from BBC London Live

    BBC London News

    Updates for London have now ended for the day but we'll return at 08:00 on Monday with the latest videos, news, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Tonight's weather: Cloudy with a risk of rain

    BBC Weather

    Skies will be largely cloudy this evening and overnight with some showery outbreaks of rain at first, possibly turning thundery at times. However, it will be largely dry by dawn, barring the odd shower. It will be another mild and humid night across London. Minimum temperature: 15C (59F).

  3. Sutton mayor's tribute to predecessor and community stalwart Lal Hussain MBE

    Councillor Lal Hussain

    The Mayor of Sutton Councillor Jean Crossby has paid tribute to former mayor Lal Hussain MBE who passed away on Wednesday.

    She said: "Councillor Hassain served as Mayor between 2000 and 2001 and spent a further four years between 2002 and 2006 as Councillor serving the residents of the borough.

    "Lal Hussain was extremely active in our community, particularly nthe Wallington area. He was the Secretary of the Muslim Cultural and Welfare Association of Sutton until his death.

    “It is a tribute to the generosity of Lal Hussain MBE that as recently as 2010 he and his wife Abida packed up 55 food boxes to be distributed amongst those caught up in the 2010 Pakistan floods.“I’d like to extend our condolences on behalf of everyone at Sutton Council as we pay tribute to a dear colleague, and offer our heartfelt sympathies to his family.”

  4. General election 2017: Have your views changed over the campaign?


    As polling day in the general election is less than a week away, the BBC has asked a range of voters from across the political spectrum:

    Has your view about who you will vote for changed over the run up to the election? If so, why? If not, please also give details.

    Liberal democrats-big chance to change so many things

    Elena, Twickenham

    Yes, I was on the fence between Greens and Labour, but now Labour's manifesto is out I think it's great and I will vote for them

    Katharine, SE London

    No, I'm still undecided, as I neither the potential Conservative, nor Labour front benches fill me with great confidence.

    Clive, SE London

    So far my view has not changed as I intend to vote for the person - not the Party. My opinion of the material produced centrally by all the Parties leaves me in despair. Not one of them is crediting the electorate with either sense or logic!!!

    Paul, North London

    No, my view has not changed. I am not impressed with what the Conservatives are offering compared with other parties (especially regarding education), but they are still the party I will vote for - mostly because we HAVE TO leave the EU.

    K, Enfield

  5. Protest outside Russian embassy in London over Chechnya gay men 'purge'

    Sir Ian McKellan (far left)

    Sir Ian McKellen said it was a point of deep "principle" as he joined hundreds of protesters outside the Russian embassy in London voicing their anger against a "purge" of gay men in Chechnya.

    The actor was among scores of people outside the embassy near Kensington Gardens on Friday to demand that Russia takes decisive action against those responsible for a brutal persecution of gay men earlier this year.

    In April reports emerged of gay people being abducted, tortured and even killed in an anti-gay "purge" in the southern Russian federal republic.

    Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported about 100 gay men were rounded up, tortured and killed by police, with others held in detention centres.

    Foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan raised the issue in the Commons in condemnation of the attacks, calling it "beyond contempt" and promising to raise concerns with allies in Europe and the Commonwealth.

    Flowers laid on a flag outside the Russian embassy in London
    Image caption: Flowers laid on a flag outside the Russian embassy in London
  6. BA delays: Insurers clash with airline over expenses

    Aiport check-in

    Insurers have clashed with British Airways over covering the cost of expenses incurred by passengers caught up in last weekend's travel chaos.

    The BA website suggests that customers should initially make a claim on their travel insurance for expenses such as meals during the delays.

    But the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and a consumer rights expert say responsibility is with the airline.

    BA said it would update the language, but its website has yet to change.

    Saturday's IT fiasco grounded hundreds of flights and disrupted the travel plans of tens of thousands of passengers around the world.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A102 London northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A102 London northbound severe disruption, from A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach to A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach affecting A2.

    A102 London - Delays on A102 Blackwall Tunnel northbound in Greenwich from the A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach junction to the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach junction, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Sun In The Sands Roundabout.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1201 London westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1201 London westbound severe disruption, between A503 Seven Sisters Road and A503 Seven Sisters Road affecting Woodberry Grove.

    A1201 London - A1201 Stroud Green Road in Finsbury Park closed and queuing traffic westbound between Twelve Pins Traffic Lights and Finsbury Park Station, because of roadworks. Diversion in operation - via Blackstock Road, Rock Street, A1201. Congestion on A503 Seven Sisters Road to the Woodberry Grove junction.

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

  9. Watch: Harry Walton on tackling London's air quality.

    Ahead of the polls young Londoners tell us what issues matter most to them.

    Twenty-eight-year-old Harry Walton says London's pollution has had a detrimental effect on his health.

    Video content

    Video caption: Ahead of the polls young Londoners tell us what issues matter most to them.
  10. Elaine Paige joins first panto cast since 1966

    Elaine Paige

    Actress Elaine Paige is returning to pantomime for the first time in more than 50 years as she joins the cast of Dick Whittington.

    She will take on the role of Queen Rat at the London Palladium's Christmas show this year, the same venue where she starred alongside Lulu in Babes In The Wood in 1966.

    Best known for her roles in West End and Broadway musicals, the 69-year-old tweeted: "I'm behind you! So excited to be performing in my first panto since 1966."

    She will also be joined by Ashley Banjo and his dance troupe, Britain's Got Talent champions Diversity, who will play The Sultan and his Entourage.

  11. Man arrested in Hackney for extradition to Turkey

    A 51-year-old man has been arrested in Hackney on warrant for extradition to Turkey.

    Alaettin Kalender was arrested in east London this morning. The Met says he is suspected of being a member of a terrorist organisation.

    He will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A20 London westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A20 London westbound severe accident, between A208 Court Road and West Hallowes affecting B263 Green Lane.

    A20 London - A20 Sidcup Road closed and stationary traffic westbound between the A208 Court Road junction and the West Hallowes junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Fiveways.

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

  13. Home for 'Batcat'?

    Batman and 'batcat'

    Are you looking for a cat to defend your home against pests?

    If so, Batcat could be for you!

    Wood Green animal charity in north London is looking to rehome Tumbles, who has a striking resemblance to the crime fighting hero.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1203 London eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1203 London eastbound severe accident, at Cartwright Street.

    A1203 London - One lane blocked on A1203 East Smithfield eastbound in Wapping at the Cartwright Street junction, because of an accident involving pedestrian. Police directing traffic. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Graham Taylor train engine unveiled

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    A London Midland engine named after the former Watford and England manager, Graham Taylor, embarks on its maiden voyage at 13:36.

    It's after a commemorative plaque on the side of a Class 350 model was officially unveiled by Taylor's widow, Rita, on platform 10 of Watford Junction station.

    Rita Taylor, Graham Taylor’s widow

    The naming ceremony included speeches and music from a string quartet before football memorabilia was auctioned off for charity.

    Football shirts

    The train engine will retain its new name for the rest of its working life.

    It will be used on the West Coast Main Line, which passes through stations serving some of the places where Taylor was a manager, including Watford, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton and Wembley.

  16. Video content

    Video caption: Woman 'led away by men who raped her' in Covent Garden

    The woman had been out with friends when she was approached by three men in Covent Garden.