A controlled explosion has been carried out on a World War Two bomb found near Kingston University, the Metropolitan Police said.
The unexploded device was found on a building site on Thursday morning.
Nearly 1,500 homes were also evacuated and the Met warned some may be without gas and electricity while surveyors carried out checks.
Police cordons in the Kingston area will remain in place while the site is assessed, the Met added.
The controlled explosion was carried out by the armed forces’ specialist Explosive Ordinance Disposal team.
On Thursday, Kingston Council confirmed two polling stations being used for the European elections had to be shut while the bomb was being dealt with.
Students and staff from Kingston University’s Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses, as well as the University’s nursery and some student halls, have been affected by the cordon.
A man has been arrested after a gun was fired outside a mosque in east London during Ramadan prayers.
Police were called to reports of a man with a firearm entering the Seven Kings Masjid in Ilford at 22:45 BST on 9 May.
A 28-year-old man was arrested earlier on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence, possession with intent to supply, and assaulting a police officer.
Evidence suggested the weapon was a blank-firing handgun, police said.
Nobody was hurt in the incident. The arrested man remains in custody.
Climate activists inside five large containers have blocked the entrances to BP’s head office in central London.
The Greenpeace protesters used cranes to transport the heavy boxes into place at St James’s Square in the early hours of the morning.
Other campaigners abseiled down the side of the building to block windows and display banners.
Greenpeace says those inside the containers have enough food and water to last them for several days.
The aim is to keep BP’s headquarters closed “for at least the whole of this AGM week”, Greenpeace said. BP’s annual general meeting is set to take place in Aberdeen on Tuesday.
Greenpeace said it was carrying out the action to call on BP to end exploration for oil and gas, and only invest in renewable energy.
One campaigner, Morton Thaysen, told the BBC the group was planning a “long-term occupation of BP’s headquarters”.
Four people have been arrested for aggravated trespass after some protesters scaled the building.
Officers from the Met Police are in St James’s Square and said there had been no reported injuries.
At the scene
Becky Cafe, BBC London
As far as protests go, this doesn’t have the energy of the recent Extinction Rebellion demonstrations that closed off main arteries in central London. Then, it was very difficult to avoid the sound systems and banners.
This time it’s a very quiet protest tucked down a side street just off a main road leading to Piccadilly Circus. This has meant little disruption to businesses, shoppers and tourists.
However it has disrupted the protesters’ intended target, BP, as staff are unable to enter the building and have been told to work from home.
The boxes have been custom made to fit perfectly in the space in front of every entrance to BP’s offices, other than the fire exit.
Inside each box are two Greenpeace protesters with more sitting on top, looking around.
But as the police have cordoned off the entire road, it is very difficult for people to see what’s going on so you wonder how long the protest will have an impact.
In a statement, BP said: “We welcome discussion, debate, even peaceful protest on the important matter of how we must all work together to address the climate challenge, but impeding safe entry and exit from an office building in this way is dangerous and clearly a matter for the police to resolve as swiftly as possible.”
A company employee said staff had not been told what was happening.
“I’m thinking to go home because it will take the police a while to get the protesters abseiling off the building,” the staff member said.
Tottenham have “grave concerns” over whether Uefa acted strongly enough after their fans reported being attacked by Barcelona stewards at a Champions League match.
The La Liga side were fined 20,000 euros (£17,546) on Friday for “insufficient organisation” during December’s group game.
Video footage emerged after the 1-1 draw that appeared to show fans being struck with batons inside the ground.
The club and fans sent details to Uefa.
Other fans were filmed getting struck on the way into the Nou Camp.
“We have grave concerns that the punishment imposed will not act as enough of a deterrent to avoid a repeat,” said the Champions League finalists in a statement.
“The treatment our fans was completely unacceptable, something Uefa has acknowledged, and some are still recovering as a result of this ordeal.
“No visiting supporters should have to experience what our fans went through that night again.”
Uefa’s fine was imposed on the day that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was given a one-match ban – suspended for 12 months – linked to the delayed start of the Champions League semi-final first leg against Ajax.
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust said there had been “unprovoked and indiscriminate” assaults on fans and it planned to take legal advice.
“We submitted a detailed dossier of accounts from supporters who were caught up in that night’s violence,” it said.
“This decision by Uefa sends clear signals. It says supporters are fair game for security staff to do what they want to.
“It says that broadcast rights and kick-off times are more important than supporter safety. And it says Uefa is unfit for purpose.”
Uefa and Barcelona have not commented on the statements.
Spurs, who will contest the Champions League final against Liverpool in Madrid on 1 June, were fined 10,000 euros (£8.758) for a delayed start to their home semi-final match against Ajax.
A serial burglar dubbed the “Wimbledon prowler” has admitted trying to raid the home of tennis star Boris Becker.
Asdrit Kapaj, 42, burgled a string of residences in the London suburb, home to the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
His “sustained campaign” spanned more than a decade, netting him high-end items and thousands in cash.
After pleading guilty to 21 burglaries last month, he returned to court on Monday to admit an attempted burglary at Mr Becker’s home.
Kingston Crown Court heard Kapaj travelled from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, to target homes in south-west London from 2008 until his arrest in February.
He attempted to raid Becker’s house on 31 October 2013.
The 51-year-old German, who won six Grand Slam singles events during his career – including Wimbledon three times – lived in the area with his then wife Lilly at the time.
Becker said: “He didn’t actually get into the house,” before adding “I’m pleased he’s been caught.”
His estranged wife Lilly said: “He had no choice but to admit what he’d done.”
Scotland Yard had linked the “prowler”, who wore a distinctive fisherman’s hat, to 200 burglaries in total.
He was accused of meticulously destroying security equipment and police said he may have used a device to pick locks.
Over the years, Kapaj’s haul included a diamond ring, a gold necklace and a gold watch.
As well as the attempted raid on Becker’s home, Kapaj admitted another burglary in the area on 25 January 2014.
Judge Peter Lodder QC described the married father of two as having “identified a particular area and conducted a sustained campaign”.
A large group of residents went to court last month to celebrate Kapaj’s guilty pleas.
One, Laurie Porter, said homeowners were now “sleeping more easily” after he admitted the burglaries.
Kapaj will next appear in court on 7 June.
He was already due to be sentenced for his other offences, which also included two counts of attempted burglary, on 21 June.
Championship side Queens Park Rangers have released five players who are out of contract in the summer.
Alex Baptiste, Jake Bidwell, Jordan Cousins, Joel Lynch and Pawel Wszolek will all leave in June.
Defender Angel Rangel and young goalkeeper Seny Dieng have been offered new deals at Loftus Road.
Loan players Nahki Wells (Burnley), Tomer Hemed (Brighton) and Geoff Cameron (Stoke) have all returned to their parent clubs.
Meanwhile, boss Mark Warburton has added to his coaching staff with the appointment of former Rangers and Arsenal scout Neil Banfield as first-team coach.
John Eustace, who was part of Steve McClaren’s backroom team, has been named assistant manager.
“Neil has vital experience which is going to benefit everyone at the club,” Warburton said.
“I know John from my time at Watford, I know the qualities he had as a player but also the qualities he had off the pitch and what he brought to the dressing room.”
Leicester and Chelsea played out a low-key end-of-season affair which ended goalless at the King Power Stadium.
The result ensured Chelsea finished their first Premier League campaign under Italian manager Maurizio Sarri in third.
Sarri’s side began brightly despite the absence of Eden Hazard, who started on the substitutes’ bench.
Pedro and Willian both carried a threat, but Gonzalo Higuain missed the pick of their chances from close range before the contest fizzled out.
Leicester – who have enjoyed a renaissance since Brendan Rodgers took charge in February, collecting 17 points over the last nine games – end the season in ninth.
While Chelsea’s play was neat, tidy and carried an occasional threat, the first period served up a look at what life might be like without Hazard in the future.
The Belgium international has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other player this season, with 16 goals and 15 assists.
And without their talismanic forward, Sarri’s side were unable to turn their dominance into the reward of an opening goal, with only three of their eight shots finding the target.
Ross Barkley set the tone with an effort that was brilliantly saved by home goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in the third minute.
But that early promise dissolved particularly once Higuain spurned the best opportunity of the game.
The 31-year-old Argentina international managed to hit his standing leg from six yards out when completely unmarked, bringing a sweeping Chelsea move to an unfortunate conclusion.
A look to the future under Rodgers
Leicester began this contest hoping to complete their first league double over Chelsea since 2000-01, but they were slow out of the blocks in a game that was ultimately inconsequential to both the top and bottom of the table.
Unlike the visitors who still have an end-of-season showpiece in the form of an all-English Europa League final against Arsenal, the Foxes had no such ongoing concerns.
Their improvement under Rodgers has long since assured their Premier League status and a victory here could have only brought an eighth-place finish.
There was a nod to the past, with 2015-16 Premier League title winners Shinji Okazaki and Danny Simpson emerging as second-half substitutes to rapturous ovations.
Both are out of contract and set to depart the club this summer, but there was also the promise of the future with 21-year-old midfielder Hamza Choudhury starting his third consecutive game and Harvey Barnes being introduced from the bench.
Choudhury, an England Under-21 international, volleyed over in the first period with Leicester’s first chance of note, while Barnes laid on a late chance for Youri Tielemans.
Man of the match – Harry Maguire (Leicester City)
‘It’s time to respect his decision’ – what they said
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri speaking to Sky Sports: “Eden [Hazard] was tired today so he was on the bench. We tried to win with him later on in the last 25 minutes. I think Eden has played here in Chelsea for seven seasons, trying in every match to do his best and now it’s time to respect his decision, but I hope he will remain with us.
“The season is good. We were in trouble two or three months ago but third place is a very good result. Now we have to go to Baku for the Europa League final and we have the chance for our season to be wonderful.”
On playing a friendly in the United States in midweek: “It’s a double feeling. I’m happy because we go there for a good reason. As a coach I am worried because we are tired and need to rest.”
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers: “It was a very good game. They had one or two chances as did we. I was pleased with the mentality of the players and we didn’t concede, which was important.
“Jamie [Vardy] is a constant threat – we had a few moments where we got in but it was just that final pass. The quality we showed at times was very good.
“They want to learn. We beat Arsenal, played well against Manchester City and got a point today. People thought we would not get any points from the last three games. It’s been a nice induction into the club – the players have been good, the supporters. We’ll now add that bit of depth to the squad.”
Golden oldie Caballero – the stats
- There has been just one goal scored in the last three Premier League meetings between Leicester and Chelsea.
- This was Chelsea’s fourth goalless draw in the Premier League this season, their most since 2013-14 (also four).
- Chelsea won just two of their last nine Premier League away games this season (W2 D2 L5), drawing their last two.
- Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has faced Chelsea more often than any other Premier League side without winning (nine games – W0 D5 L4).
- Chelsea ended the season in 3rd position, the 13th time in the last 16 seasons they’ve finished in the top-three of the Premier League.
- Willy Caballero, aged 37 years and 226 days, became Chelsea’s second oldest Premier League player – only Mark Schwarzer has featured for the Blues at an older age (41y 217d in May 2014).
Chelsea travel to the United States for a friendly against New England Revolution on Wednesday, 15 May before they face Arsenal in an all-English Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday, 29 May (20:00 BST).
A new husband whose wife died on their honeymoon has been banned from leaving Sri Lanka.
Khilan Chandaria, 33, and Usheila Patel, 31, from Finchley, north London, fell ill on 25 April, two days into their trip.
Both were taken to hospital but Mrs Patel was pronounced dead.
Mr Chandaria has not been arrested but cannot leave Sri Lanka until an investigation into the death has concluded.
The Foreign Office confirmed it was working with Mr Chandaria.
Mr Chandaria said: “I still speak to her every night. I don’t want to leave without her.
“I feel like the whole world is against me. It’s been hard to do anything.
“I don’t think the grieving process has really started yet.”
The couple married in Brent, north London, on Good Friday, three years to the day after they met.
Their visit to Sri Lanka was supposed to be the first part of a honeymoon that would eventually take them to the Maldives.
They became ill while staying at the Amari hotel in the coastal city of Galle.
Mr Chandaira, who says he also suffered days of vomiting and fever, said he did not know what caused the sudden deterioration in their condition.
While he had initially been free to leave Sri Lanka, he refused to leave until his wife’s body has been released.
He has now been banned from leaving until a government report into the death can be prepared.
“It just didn’t feel right leaving her here,” Mr Chandaira said.
“I want to go home knowing my wife will be coming home too and say my last goodbyes.”
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are supporting a British man in Sri Lanka. Our consular staff have shared advice on bereavement abroad and are in contact with the Sri Lankan authorities.”
One of the London Bridge attackers was seen washing his knife and wiping it on his beard shortly after eight people were killed, an inquest has heard.
Khuram Butt, 27, was caught on CCTV cleaning his 12in pink ceramic knife inside the Black and Blue restaurant.
In the same footage, an accomplice, Youssef Zaghba, 22, was seen having a drink from behind the bar.
The inquest also heard two victims might still be alive if barriers had been put up after a similar attack.
Khuram Butt, Youssef Zaghba and Rachid Redouane were shot dead by police after they drove a van into pedestrians, stabbed others, and confronted unarmed police officers shouting “Allahu Akbar” on 3 June 2017.
Counsel for the coroner Jonathan Hough QC had warned the families of the victims at the inquest at the Old Bailey that “distressing images” would be shown and that Butt’s reaction was “the most chilling”.
The inquest was also shown footage of diner Roy Larner, dubbed the Lion of London Bridge, being savagely stabbed in the stomach.
Mr Larner appeared not to react after he was stabbed twice in quick succession before he stood up and ran away.
In other footage, the third attacker, Rachid Redouane, 30, was shown on CCTV bending down to tie his shoelaces in the street during the attack through Borough Market.
Redouane was also seen, in other images, talking to an unidentified man and then walking away without attacking him, for reasons that are not known.
Mr Hough said: “There is clearly some form of discussion. We don’t know what was said. Despite appeals for witnesses, he [the man in the footage] never came forward.”
In the space of three minutes, the attackers had struck Xavier Thomas, 45, and Christine Archibald, 30, with a van on the bridge then fatally stabbed Alexandre Pigeard, 26, Sara Zelenak, 21, Kirsty Boden, 28, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, around Borough Market.
Within 10 minutes, the attackers, who injured 48 more people, had been shot dead by police marksmen.
In the CCTV, pedestrians were seen running for their lives as the attackers’ van mounted the pavement on the bridge.
The inquest also heard that two victims of the attack, Christine Archibald, 30, and Xavier Thomas, 45, might still be alive if barriers had been put up following the Westminster Bridge attack, which took place two months earlier.
The pair were among 10 people struck by a 2.5-ton hire van driven by Zaghba.
Mr Thomas was knocked into the Thames and found dead three days later, while Ms Archibald died after being dragged under the wheels of the powerful vehicle.
Gareth Patterson, QC, representing some victims, questioned a senior officer about why no barriers were put in place on London Bridge following the earlier attack in Westminster.
He said: “There were no barriers in place on that pavement protecting pedestrians from traffic on that road.
“If there had been barriers Christine Archibald and Xavier Thomas would now be with us today.”
Senior investigating officer Det Supt Rebecca Riggs agreed, saying: “That may well be the case.”
The court heard barriers were put up on London Bridge within two days of the attack.
‘In harm’s way’
Earlier, Det Supt Riggs told the inquest that armed officers who arrived at the scene withdrew when Butt and Zaghba had discarded their jackets to reveal fake suicide vests.
“They could see that the attackers were still moving,” she said.
“They believed they were going to activate the explosive devices they were wearing and they fired a number of shots.”
Neil McLelland, who was looking out of the window of the nearby Wheatsheaf pub, was hit in the head by a bullet and fell to the ground, while five other people were injured by shrapnel from the shooting.
The court heard the officers then put “themselves in harm’s way” to evacuate the pub, taking Mr McLelland and others to safety.
Mr McLelland survived his injuries.
The second day of the inquest was also told one victim was killed after he tried to beat the attackers with his skateboard.
Det Supt Riggs said Spaniard Ignacio Echeverria, 39, had been cycling with friends when he came across PC Wayne Marques and PC Charlie Guenigault trying to tackle the knifemen.
The officers had stepped in to help Oliver Downing and Marie Bondeville, who had been hurt by the trio.
Mr Echeverria, an HSBC financial crime analyst, ran across to help and swung his board at one of the killers but was knocked to the ground by Redouane, the inquest was told.
Det Supt Riggs said: “Ignacio got off his bike and ran across to where the two officers were to assist [them].”
“He had taken his board from his rucksack and swung at the attackers and managed to hit them. [Rachid] Redouane retaliated, causing him to fall on the ground,” she added.
“The attackers then set upon him on the ground.”
Counsel to the coroner Jonathan Hough QC added: “It was a brief but furious assault.”
Attack caught on cameras
BBC reporter Marie Jackson, at the inquest
Over several hours, the inquest watched the horrific attack unfold from every angle, second by second, from cameras on buildings, in restaurants, in taxis and buses, on police body-cams and the public’s mobile phones.
The hearing gasped as the attackers’ van was shown careering over London Bridge, knocking over pedestrians like skittles.
One camera captured Tyler Ferguson running to the side of his fiancée, Chrissy Archibald, as she lay dying in the middle of the road.
Other footage showed the attackers striding side-by-side through Borough Market, indiscriminately stabbing anyone in their path.
Their victims are filmed bleeding in the street, clutching their faces, heads and chests.
In the Black and Blue restaurant, the men stabbed customers with their knives before ducking behind the bar to swig some water from a tap.
On their way out, they picked up a couple of bottles, smashed them on the side of a table – another weapon.
On Thursday, the hearing is due to hear from an eyewitness, Christine Delcros, whose partner Xavier Thomas was knocked off the bridge and into the Thames by the attackers’ van.
Earlier, Ms Delcros wept in court as CCTV footage showed the French couple walking hand in hand towards the bridge, their final moments together.
In a touching moment, Julie Wallace, the bereaved mother of Sara Zelenak, crossed the courtroom to take a seat beside Ms Delcros to comfort her.
The inquest continues.
A man arrested over the abduction and rape of three women in and around London is being investigated for other attacks involving nine further victims.
Joseph McCann, 34, was arrested in Congleton, Cheshire, after two girls, aged 14, were abducted in the town.
He is being investigated over attacks in Cheshire, Manchester and Lancashire, on victims aged between 11 and 71.
Det Ch Insp Katherine Goodwin, of the Metropolitan Police, said the attacks were “grotesque and horrifying”.
The officer urged other victims to come forward and want to hear from anyone who had been approached by Mr McCann or in contact with him between February and May.
Mr McCann was found in a tree in Smithy Lane on Sunday evening and arrested after a stand-off with police negotiators.
He had been spotted in the town after two girls were forced into a car that afternoon.
Met detectives are now investigating him in connection with a number of other attacks earlier that day.
These include the false imprisonment of a woman in Haslingden, Lancashire, in which a teenage girl and a boy, 11, were raped and the abduction and rape of a 71-year-old in Bury, Manchester.
The suspect is also being investigated over the abduction of two 13-year-old boys and the abduction and sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in Heywood, Manchester, at about 15:30 BST on Sunday.
Det Ch Insp Goodwin said the attacks were believed to have taken place between 21 April and 5 May.
“Detectives from the Met continue to lead on this investigation and are working very closely with policing counterparts where he is suspected to have carried out further offences,” she said.
Mr McCann was also wanted for questioning over the abduction and rape of a 21-year-old woman at knifepoint in Watford, Hertfordshire, in the early hours of 21 April.
The Met Police launched an appeal to find Mr McCann after two women in their 20s were snatched off streets in London and raped in a car in London on 25 April.