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  1. Updates on Friday 7 July

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  1. Goodbye from BBC London Live

    BBC London News

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

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Tonight's weather: Dry and muggy

    BBC Weather

    It will be mostly dry this evening with some pleasant warm sunshine across London.

    The cloud may increase at times overnight with chance of a few spots of rain. It will feel warm and muggy once again.

    Minimum temperature: 17C (63F).

  3. Family pays tribute to latest tower victim to be formally identified

    Sheila - resident of Grenfell Tower

    One of the victims who died as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire has now been formally identified, the Met says.

    Sheila's family, said: "Sheila was a resident of Grenfell Tower for 34 years who absolutely adored her family and gave her many friends much love and inspiration.

    "A very active and well-respected member of the local community, Sheila was cycling around London, performing yoga daily and swimming regularly in the Kensington Leisure Centre until she was 80 years old.

    "With her exploration of the alternative, in her lifetime she amassed a wealth of knowledge, wrote poetry and philosophical and political thoughts, and created some highly original artwork - nearly all of which now sadly lost in the fire at Grenfell Tower.

    "Sheila leaves two sons, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. As a family we are heartbroken as to this senseless tragedy that took her far too early, and will do all we can to honour her name."

  4. Hounslow first to spend on safety after Grenfell

    Evening Standard

    The huge costs to council taxpayers of making their tower blocks safe following the Grenfell Tower tragedy began to emerge today as Hounslow issued a £4 million tender for contractors to carry out fire safety work.

    Hounslow’s bill comes despite it only having one 13-storey block whose cladding failed safety tests.

  5. BreakingGOSH applies to High Court for fresh hearing on Charlie Gard

    Great Ormond Street Hospital has said it has applied to the High Court for a fresh hearing in the case of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard "in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition".

  6. King's College London 'considers campus in Dresden'

    King's College

    King's College London could become the first British university to open a European campus since the referendum.

    King's has been collaborating with Technische Universität Dresden on a research initiative, known as Transcampus, since 2015.

    But, according to Times Higher Education, an "offshore King's College Europe" is now on the cards.

    King's College confirmed that it was discussing potential further collaborations with TU Dresden.

  7. 'It will change your life forever'


    So says Ben Nutt - winner of Premiership Rugby's BreakThru Achiever award this week - about HITZ, the grassroots rugby programme he joined at London Irish that has helped him turn his life around.

    Ahead of arguably the biggest game in world rugby tomorrow, it's worth taking a minute to remember those at the other end of the pyramid - volunteers whose efforts are the foundation of our domestic game and have been rightly rewarded by the organisers of English rugby's top-flight.

    You can read more about Ben and the other winners here.

    Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A2 Kent eastbound severe accident, near A2260 Southfleet Road affecting A2.

    A2 Kent - A2 Watling Street in Gravesend blocked, stationary traffic and long delays eastbound near Northfleet, because of an accident involving three cars and a motorbike. Congestion to Falconwood Interchange.

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

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    Severe accident: M4 Greater London westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Greater London westbound severe accident, at J4 for A408 Heathrow Spur affecting J3 for A312.

    M4 Greater London - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M4 westbound at J4, A408 (Heathrow Spur), because of an accident. Congestion to J3, A312 (Hayes).

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

  10. Lido celebrates 80th birthday

    Brockwell Lidois celebrating its 80th anniversary this weekend.

    It was officially opened in 1937 by the then mayor, Ellis JP, threw a schoolgirl named Thelma Phelps into the pool.

    The anniversary will be celebrated with a massive jump in at 16:30.

    Brockwell Lido
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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between M25 J3 and J2 for A20.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 eastbound between M25 J3, Swanley Interchange and J2, A20 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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