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  1. Updates on Friday 4 August

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Images showing the advance of a fire at Grenfell Tower

Images, maps and graphics explaining how the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower may have started and how it spread.

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Arsenal win Community Shield

Tom Rostance

BBC Sport

Arsenal begin the season with a penalty shootout victory against Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley.

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Conor Washington's double gives Queens Park Rangers victory over last season's beaten play-off finalists Reading.

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Billy Sharp

Skipper Billy Sharp earns Sheffield United a victorious return to the Championship with the winner against Brentford.

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Nelson Oliveira celebrate with Daniel Farke

Nelson Oliveira comes on to earn Norwich a point at fellow promotion favourites Fulham, who waste a host of chances.

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Mark Warburton

Barrie McKay's debut strike earns Nottingham Forest an opening-day win over a Millwall side who waste numerous chances.

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Goodbye from BBC London Live

BBC London News

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

Have a great weekend.

Evening weather: Showers dying away

BBC Weather

Any very isolated showers will soon fade away, leading to dry conditions across London overnight.

The winds will also gradually ease, with some clearer spells developing too.

Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F).

Five councils offer care leavers financial help

Young people in care are among the most vulnerable in society.

One in four homeless people have been looked after by their local authority, 70% of sex workers have been in care.

So, five London councils have taken steps to offer financial help to ensure those who leave the care system are better supported.

One in four homeless people have been looked after by their local authority

'Crossrail train' appears under London museum

Severe disruption: A3220 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A3220 London southbound severe disruption, between Ariel Way and A402 Shepherd's Bush Green.

A3220 London - A3220 closed and stationary traffic southbound between Westfield and Holland Park Roundabout, because of a car fire.

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

What's happening at Waterloo in 90 seconds

Paul Clifton

Transport correspondent, BBC South Today

Confused about how the works at London Waterloo might affect your travel arrangements?

Passengers face three weeks of disruption as a major engineering project at the UK's busiest train station begins on Saturday.

BBC transport correspondent, Paul Clifton, explains how the closure of ten platforms might impact journey's.

Half of Waterloo Station will close so platforms can be extended.

'I thought if I'm going to die, I might as well die trying' - Grenfell Tower survivor

Victoria Derbyshire

Stronger punishment for acid attack perpetrators

People caught with acid or a corrosive substance will now be charged as having an offensive weapon if it can be proved that they had intended to use it to cause serious injury.

The new guidelines also state that if acid is thrown with intent to cause injury, the perpetrator can be charged even if no injury is caused. Where serious injury is caused, they can now be charged with GBH.

The Crown Prosecution Service has issued this guidance in light of a recent spate of acid attacks in the city.

MPs declare Wimbledon and Glastonbury tickets

John Bercow at Wimbledon

MPs have enjoyed free activities from Wimbledon to Glastonbury, according to their latest register of interests.

Commons Speaker John Bercow, a tennis fan, received two tickets for the Royal Box at Wimbledon, worth £8,590.

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson also got two cheaper Wimbledon tickets while Tories Damian Collins and Nigel Adams declared Glastonbury tickets.

Meanwhile Theresa May registered a discount card from shoe shop Russell & Bromley.

World Athletics Championships begin in London

BBC Sport

Mo Farah
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Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt and British distance legend Mo Farah will attempt to sign off with gold at the World Championships which begins in London on Friday.

The pair, who have 28 world and Olympic titles between them, will both retire from the track by the end of the season.

Elsewhere, Jamaica's Elaine Thompson and Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers renew their sprint rivalry, while Britain's Laura Muir will attempt a formidable 1500m-5,000m double.

Today's picture of the capital

London skyline
Jason Hawkes

We used this photo by Jason Hawkes of the city's skyline as our banner, but we want a new picture every day to show off the capital.

Have you taken a photo of your part of London which you think would be suitable? If so, email it in high resolution (2048 x 1152 or 1680 x 945) to

Millwall pitch invasion

The EFL say they are working with Millwall "to repair reputational damage" caused by a "minority of the club’s supporters".

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Kevin Lokko

National League side Dagenham sign defender Kevin Lokko on a season-long loan from League Two club Stevenage.

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Two hunters by dead lion

After fierce criticism the owner of Arsenal Football Club is removing big game hunting from an outdoor sports app.

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Josh Onomah

Championship side Aston Villa sign Tottenham's attacking midfielder Josh Onomah on a season-long loan deal.

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Severe disruption: London both ways

BBC News Travel

London both ways severe disruption, between A4 Hyde Park Corner and The Mall.

London - Constitution Hill in Westminster closed in both directions between the A4 Hyde Park Corner junction and The Mall junction, because of the Changing the Guard. Also affecting The Mall between Marlborough Road and Constitution Hill and Birdcage Walk between A3214 Buckingham Gate and A3214 Great George Street.

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

Toni Minichiello: 'You've got an OBE but is the sport in a better place?'

BBC Radio 5 live

Toni Minichiello, the former coach of Olympic gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill, has criticised outgoing UK Athletics chief Ed Warner's reign at the organisation.

Warner will leave UK Athletics after 11 years at the end of the 2017 World Championships in London, which begins today.

The Sheffield coach is worried about the number of talented athletes who now train abroad and feels it's been a problem during the whole time Ed Warner has been in the role:

UK Athletics and Ed Warner have yet to respond to a BBC request for comment.

Katherine McKenna,

The cycle paramedic was about to respond to an emergency call when the attack took place.

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Severe accident: A4127 Greater London both ways

BBC News Travel

A4127 Greater London both ways severe accident, between A40 Western Avenue and B455 Ruislip Road affecting Berkeley Avenue.

A4127 Greater London - A4127 Greenford Road in Greenford closed and very slow traffic in both directions between Greenford Flyover and Red Lion junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Berkeley Avenue junction.

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

Four teenagers held over acid attacks

Four teenagers have been arrested in north London on suspicion of being involved in acid attacks.

They were tracked by a police helicopter in the early hours of this morning in Islington.

They allegedly dumped a stolen moped and other items before entering an address on the Andover Estate in where they were held.

Watch: Friday morning's headlines from BBC London

Claudia-Liza Armah brings you the latest

More carriages for South West Trains services

Good news for commuters, South West Trains is to get 150 new carriages to help ease overcrowding on services into London Waterloo.

But the new trains, which are part of a £210m deal, won't arrive until three years' time.

That will trigger a complex juggling of rolling stock that should eventually mean every commuter service is 10 carriages long.

More carriages for South West Trains

Today's weather: Largely dry with sunny spells

BBC Weather

A largely fine day is expected today, with some sunny spells, especially at first.

However some cloud is expected to bubble up through the day, and whilst this could bring one or two light showers, most places should stay day.

Maximum Temperature: 22C (72F)

Travel: Faulty trains causes severe delays on DLR

There are severe delays on the DLR between Bank/Stratford and Lewisham due to a faulty train at Deptford Bridge.

The London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace/West Croydon due to a signal failure at Honor Oak Park.

A signalling problem which prevented trains from leaving Selhurst depot has been resolved but is still causing disruption to Southern trains. Services are being delayed by up to 30 minutes or cancelled with problems expected until 12:00.

For the latest travel updates follow @BBCTravelAlert

BBC London Live updates on Friday 4 August

BBC London News

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Severe accident: A503 Greater London both ways

BBC News Travel

A503 Greater London both ways severe accident, between Hale End Road and B160 Wood Street.

A503 Greater London - A503 Forest Road in Walthamstow closed in both directions between the Hale End Road junction and the B160 Wood Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A404 London westbound

BBC News Travel

A404 London westbound severe accident, at A404 Hillside.

A404 London - A404 Craven Park in Harlesden blocked westbound at the A404 Hillside junction, because of an accident.

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

Wayne Madsen and Billy Godleman

Derbyshire move to the top of the T20 Blast North Group as they claim a five-wicket win against Yorkshire at Headingley.

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