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Kyle Eastmond

Wasps shrug off Kyle Eastmond's red card after only 17 minutes to score six tries in a 44-22 victory at Harlequins.

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Sam Allardyce believes Everton are "getting it right" at Goodison Park after a quick-fire start to the second half helped them beat Crystal Palace.

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Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring for West Ham

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BBC Sport

David Moyes is targeting a top-10 finish after his West Ham side put further distance between themselves and the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Watford.

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Florian Jozefzoon

Florian Jozefzoon's second half goal sees Brentford come from behind to draw at home to 10-man Preston.

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Adam Le Fondre is congratulated by his Bolton team-mates

Adam Le Fondre's first goal in more than six months sees Bolton come from behind to draw with in-form Fulham.

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Alfred N'Diaye and Diogo Jota celebrate a Wolves goal

Two first-half goals give Wolves victory over QPR and send Wanderers 13 points clear at the top of the Championship.

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Ben Spencer

Saracens move within a point of leaders Exeter Chiefs at the top of the Premiership with a three-try win against Newcastle Falcons.

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Tim Cahill

Returning veteran Tim Cahill comes on as a late substitute for Millwall as they deny promotion hopefuls Cardiff victory.

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BBC London News

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

Have a great weekend.

Arrest made in Tottenham murder investigation

Kwabena Nelson
Met Police

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Kwabena Nelson, from Tottenham.

The suspect is currently being held at a police station in north London on suspicion of murder.

The arrest comes after Mr Nelson died from stab wounds on 3 February.

A post-mortem held at Haringey Mortuary gave the cause of Mr Nelson's death as hypovolemic shock and multiple stab wounds.

Evening weather: Dry but cold

BBC Weather

Tonight will be dry and cold with mainly clear skies, although cloud is likely to start to build from the west later in the night and the winds will strengthen.

Minimum Temperature: -3 to 1C (27 to 34F).

Victim loses teeth in Leicester Square club assault

Man police want to speak to
Met Police

A victim lost several teeth when he was punched outside a nightclub in central London.

The male victim, 29, was hospitalised after the "unprovoked and nasty" attack outside Ruby Blue, on Leicester Square, in the early hours of 24 November.

Police have released a photo of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the assault in the hope he can be identified.

Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, at J30 for A13 Lakeside affecting J29 for A127.

M25 Essex - Two lanes closed and stop-start traffic on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident involving two lorries and a car. Travel time is around 35 minutes. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

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

Eurostar to begin London to Amsterdam service on Easter

Eurostar has announced it will start a direct service between London St Pancras and Amsterdam Centraal on 4 April.

Trains will also run between London and Rotterdam following Eurostar's expansion into the Netherlands.

Two trains per day will depart St Pancras at 08:31 and 17:31 GMT

During the initial period, passengers will travel direct from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

On the return journey will connect through Brussels where passport controls and security screening will be carried out.

This connecting return journey will be a temporary measure whilst the governments in the UK and The Netherlands complete an agreement which will enable passport checks to be conducted on departure in The Netherlands.

Eurostar trains at St Pancras

Chris Grayling blocks TfL's 'excessive' rise in fines

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Woman rescued from Hanwell flat fire

A woman had to be rescued after a fire broke out in a flat in Hanwell, Ealing, this morning.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters - from Ealing, Southall and Acton Fire Stations - were called to Gifford Gardens at 07:03 GMT and had the blaze under control by 07:42 GMT.

London Fire Brigade said there were no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the fire, which damaged part of the three-roomed flat, is currently under investigation.

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Ealing Council take part in Great British Spring Clean

'Funeral' for closing Post Office

Post Office

A "funeral" is being held tomorrow for a post office closing down in south-east London.

New Cross Gate post office is the third Crown Post Office to close in London, with nine more preparing to close down across the capital later this year, according to a campaign group.

A petition with 3,000 signatures was handed in to Downing Street earlier this week but the Post Office will close permanently on 14 February.

The funeral will be held at the New Cross office from 11:30-13:00 this Saturday.

Resident and campaigner Laura Wirtz said: “There will be eulogies, a book of condolences and we will dress in black. We love our post office - it’s been part of our community for a hundred years.”

Missing Croydon brothers could be in Leeds

Two young brothers from Croydon, who have been missing for more than a week, could be in Leeds, Yorkshire, according to police.

Neil, 15, and Harvey Jackson, 12, were last seen leaving their mother's home in South Norwood, Croydon as they made their way to school on Thursday, 1 February.

The pair failed to return home from school and police have since been searching for the two brothers.


Anh Nhu Nguyen's actions were described by the deputy leader of the council as "crass beyond words".

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Ilias Chair in action for QPR

QPR midfielder Ilias Chair sign a new contract, keeping him at the Championship club until the summer of 2020.

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Haringey Council leader vows to 'change Labour Party from within'

Claire Kober
Haringey Council

The leader of Haringey Council has told BBC Radio London she has been "vindicated" by a high court ruling to approve a £2bn housing scheme despite opposition to her leadership which has come from the political group Momentum.

Claire Kober claims "bullying and intimidation" was " putting good people off politics."

Ms Kober, who recently announced she would quit as Haringey Council leader, added that she wants to "change the Labour Party from within."

'I want to break the stigma of painful sex'

Arturo Torres

One woman's story of a decade of wrongly diagnosed sexual pain has inspired a play - and with it, the hope that other women with sexual dysfunction can be helped.

It was on a cold winter's day just over a year ago that actress Emily Francis heard an item on the radio that moved her to tears.

"I felt desperately sad listening to Callista's story. This problem with her vagina had destroyed her life. She'd lost her relationship, become depressed... it felt tragic," she says.

Callista, a fashion stylist in San Francisco, had been speaking in London to BBC 100 Women about her long journey to finding a cure for unbearably painful sex.

Seyyed Rasta Mir-Feyzi

Seyyed Rasta Mir-Feyzi died after he was hit by a white BMW in a Finchley leisure centre car park.

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Block of ice falls on pavement in south west London
It is understood the ice fell from a plane as it approached Heathrow.

Celine Dookhran: Jury out in murder trial

Celine Dookhran

A jury has retired to consider verdicts in the trial of a builder who is accused of kidnapping, raping and slitting the throats of two young women.

Mujahid Arshid, 33, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of murdering his niece Celine Dookhran, 20, and the attempted murder of a second woman.

The court has heard how Mr Arshid, with the help of labourer Vincent Tappu, 28, snatched the women in July last year and bundled them into a pick-up truck bound and gagged.

The defendant allegedly took them to a six-bedroom house he was renovating in Kingston, south west London, where he killed Barclays worker Ms Dookhran and stuffed her body into a freezer.

Jurors have heard how the other woman survived by talking Mr Arshid around after he cut her throat.

But the defendant has blamed the surviving woman for killing Ms Dookhran in a fit of jealousy after he had consensual sex with both of them.

Mr Arshid, formerly of south-west London, denies murder, attempted murder, rape of both women and the previous sexual assault and assault by penetration of the surviving woman when she was about 13.

Together with Mr Tappu, from Acton, west London, he has also pleaded not guilty to the women's kidnap and possession of a taser.

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A woman verbally abuses a man in a post office
Officers are looking into the outburst at a post office on Camden High Street.
Johnson's constituents asked about Jacob Rees-Mogg
What do the public make of a man who is spoken of as future party leader?
Arthur "Bob" Gumbley

Police are looking to speak to two men after Arthur Gumbley, 87, was attacked at his home last year.

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Alain Lesjongard was pushed under a District Line train at Bayswater station during rush hour.

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Afternoon weather@ Breezy and cooler

BBC Weather

This afternoon will be rather breezy and will feel colder with bright spells, but also a scattering of wintry showers, mainly fairly light.

Turning dry but colder by the end of the day.

Maximum Temperature: 4-7C (39-45F).

Blind man and guide dog face discrimination on Tube
Staff at London Bridge ask a commuter to stop trying to get past Amit Patel and his guide dog, Kika.

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Gherkin and London's city skyline
Jason Hawkes

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Chloe Ayling kidnap case: People don't believe me

Chloe Ayling

Model Chloe Ayling has told her lawyer she is saddened that many people do not believe she was kidnapped in Italy last summer, as a trial begins in Milan.

Lucasz Herba, 30, is accused of luring the 20-year-old from Croydon, south London, to Milan with the promise of a photoshoot, and then kidnapping her for a ransom.

Ms Ayling's lawyer, Francesco Pesce, told the BBC his client had been terrorised and threatened with death.

Mr Herba argues that Ms Ayling was a willing participant in her abduction.