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  1. Goodbye

    BBC London News

    Updates for London have ended for the day but we'll be back at 8:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Keep checking back here throughout the evening for any breaking news.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Harry Kane given freedom of Waltham Forest

    Harry Kane

    Harry Kane has been given the freedom of his home borough for his heroics captaining England at the Wold Cup in Russia.

    Waltham Forest councillors unanimously voted to award the England and Tottenham striker the council's highest honour.

    Born in Leytonstone in 1993, Kane spent his childhood in Waltham Forest, attending both primary and secondary education in the borough.

    Waltham Forest Council Leader, Clare Coghill, said Kane has "shown incredible perseverance and maturity throughout his career and to be captain England at a World Cup at the age of 24 shows just how much leadership qualities he possesses".

    “I’m proud that our borough welcomed his Irish father, that his family could make their home here, and he received the opportunities to make the most of his footballing talent," she added.

    Waltham Forest has a history of raising world class footballers that become England captains. David Beckham was born in the same hospital as Kane and attended the same school.

    Councils are allowed to give freedom of the boroughs to "persons of distinction". Becoming a freeman was once associated with grazing sheep on public land, but this is no longer the case.

  3. Tonight's weather: Cloudy evening with possible showers

    BBC Weather

    Rather cloudy this evening and before midnight with some showers possible. It will then turn mainly dry during the early hours with some clear spells developing.

    Minimum temperature: 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F).

  4. Anyone for tennis in Gunnersbury Park?

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Eight new state-of-the-art tennis courts will be available to use at Gunnersbury Park from 1 August.

    The new macadam courts are the first phase of the Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub which, when completed, will also include a multi-use sports centre, a gym, two external floodlit artificial grass pitches and natural grass cricket and football pitches.

    The complex will be managed by charitable social enterprise GLL.

    From 1 August the courts will be available to book at a cost of £9 per hour, while a range of activities, coaching and competitions will be launched over the summer.

    These include a free children's summer camp for children aged five to 10 years which is funded by the John Lyon Foundation.

    Regular coaching sessions on the courts will begin in September.

    There will also be a dedicated Tennis Manager to look after the courts, financed by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

  5. 'Calculated' Brent flasher jailed for indecent exposure

    Mark Nevin

    A man who lay in wait for lone women before exposing himself to them has been jailed for four years and seven months.

    Mark Nevin, 39, from Barnet, left some of his victims "too anxious to walk alone at night" after carrying out a string of attacks between October 2017 and February 2018.

    Nevin carried out all his crimes at a bus stop on Watford Way at its junction with Westside in Barnet. He would wait for lone females before getting their attention and exposing himself and walking away.

    He was only caught after one of his victims made a note of his car's registration.

    PC Jay Thorn said: "The way Nevin carried out his offences was extremely calculated and disturbing.

    "In his pursuit for sexual gratification he has now left some of his victims too anxious to walk alone at night."

    Nevin was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to six counts of incident exposure at Harrow Crown Court, including breach of a sexual harm prevention order and engaging in sexual activity with a child.

  6. South Western Railway workers to strike on eight days

    SWR train

    Commuters on South Western Railway are set to experience a wave of fresh strike action.

    As part of the RMT union's long-running dispute over the future role of guards, members will walk out on eight dates between next Thursday and the beginning of September.

    The 24-hour planned strike dates are as follows:

    • Thursday, 26 July
    • Saturday, 28 July
    • Tuesday, 31 July
    • Saturday, 4 August
    • Saturday, 11 August
    • Saturday, 18 August
    • Friday, 31 August
    • Saturday, 1 September
  7. London's heatwave in pictures

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Royal Museum Greenwich
    Royal Museum Greenwich

    The grounds outside the Royal Museum Greenwich are feeling the effect of London's continuing heatwave.

    Most of London hasn't seen any rain since May, and Greenwich is suffering - as photos sent in by weather watcher Adrian Wheeler, taken two months apart, show.

  8. Press ethics inquiry judge given Freedom of City

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Sir Brian Leveson

    The judge who presided over the inquiry into the ethics of the press has been approved to receive the freedom of the City of London.

    The Right Hon Sir Brian Leveson, who became the head of criminal justice in England and Wales last year, was one of 41 nominees for freedom.

    They were approved at the Court of Common Council meeting at Guildhall yesterday.

    Sir Brian, who is President of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Courts, was nominated by Sheriff Timothy Hailes and seconded by Deputy Charles Lord.

  9. Prince Charles recreates home at Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace

    Ever wondered what Prince Charles keeps on his shelves?

    Members of the public can get a glimpse of the Prince of Wales' home, as he moves some of his most treasured items to the Queen's home, Buckingham Palace, for an exhibition to mark his 70th birthday.

    More than 100 pieces - from private paintings and personal photographs to ornaments and soft furnishings - have been selected by Prince Charles for the "Prince and Patron" exhibition.

    Visitors will be transported to the drawing room of Clarence House, or the prince's Gloucestershire country retreat Highgrove, without leaving the Ball Supper Room of the palace.

    "This is a very personal show," Vanessa Remington, senior curator of paintings at the Royal Collection Trust, said.

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  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A23 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A23 London both ways severe accident, from A2217 Acre Lane to Electric Avenue.

    A23 London - A23 Brixton Road in Brixton closed and stationary traffic in both directions from the A2217 Acre Lane junction to Brixton Station, because of an accident.

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

  11. Robber grabs train passenger by the neck


    Police are trying to track down a robber who grabbed a train passenger around the neck in an attempt to steal his bag.

    The victim, a 43-year-old man, was asked by the suspect if he could use his phone to make a call while waiting for a train at Canada Water station at 06:45 on 20 May.

    When the victim boarded the train to New Cross Gate, the suspect sat next to the victim and asked what was in his bag.

    Feeling intimidated, the victim stood up to move away but was grabbed round the neck by the man who then attempted to pull his bag from his shoulder.

    Other passengers intervened and the suspect left the train at New Cross Gate station.

    The victim was bruised and severely shaken by the incident, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

    BTP have released a CCTV image in a bid to track down the suspect.

  12. Today's photo of London

    BBC London News

    Millennium Dome

    We used this wonderful photo by Jason Hawkes of the Millennium Dome 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

  13. Afternoon weather: Sunny spell, risk of thundery showers

    BBC Weather

    There will then be some sunny spells this afternoon, although cloud will build.

    There is the chance of a few showers breaking out and these may be heavy and thundery in nature.

    Maximum temperature: 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F).

  14. The joys of living independently in old age

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Rosen House

    A councillor has spoken of the joys of living independently during old age as he helped open a new retirement development.

    Cllr Krishna Suresh, a former Mayor of Harrow, visited Rosen House, in Hindes Road, to speak with developers about the new complex, which is made up of one and two-bed apartments.

    He was joined by Cllr Sasi Suresh, former Mayoress of Harrow, for the ribbon-cutting as they enjoyed a guided tour of one of the borough's newest developments for retirees.

    He said: "Living independently and securely is extremely important; and with a growing number of people reaching retirement age I'm delighted developments such as this are being built to provide people in Harrow and beyond with a number of options to make the most out of their later years."

  15. Fire brigade on stand-by for fire risk at beauty spot

    Inside Croydon

    There’s growing concerns, ahead of another hot and dry weekend, for the safety of a Croydon beauty spot from fires, coupled with mounting anger at the carelessness and “eco-vandalism” of some who might be planning to hold barbecues at Croham Hurst.

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