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Local community mourn death of Alice Gross

Locals have left heartfelt tributes to Alice Gross after the body of the 14-year-old schoolgirl, who went missing on 28th August, was recovered from the River Brent in west London.

Flowers and yellow ribbons left for Alice Gross. Credit: ITV News/ Sejal Karia
Flowers bear the message: Credit: ITV News/ Jim Dutton
Flowers bear the message: Credit: ITV News/ Sejal Karia

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Uninsured driver caught out by police as he tries to buy a policy online

An uninsured driver desperate to avoid a fine - and points on his licence - tried to buy a policy online as police were busy carrying out roadside checks. The van was stopped by police in Surrey where it was also found to have no MOT. The driver attempted to cover his tracks and bought insurance online. But by then it was too late - and he got caught out.

Paddington bear trail launched

The Paddington Trail is launched ahead of a new film about the bear. Credit: Studio Canal.

Visitors to London should make sure they bring plenty of marmalade sandwiches with them from today.

Dozens of Paddington bear statues go on show across the city.

The trail has been launched ahead of a new film about the famous bear which is due to be released next month.

The sculptures will eventually be auctioned off to raise money for charities including the NSPCC.

OpenCo Festival returns to the city

Google is among the companies opening their doors for the OpenCo festival. Credit: Press Association images.

Some of London's top technology businesses will be opening up their doors to the public today.

The OpenCo festival returns for the second year and will offer a behind-the-scenes look at companies including Spotify, YouTube and Google.

Similar events have taken place all over the world and attracted thousands of visitors.

Landlord to take council to court over licences

A landlord is today due to take Enfield Borough Council to court to fight against its new compulsory licensing scheme.

New rules are set to come in next April which will require landlords to get a £500, five-year licence for each property they own.

It aims to reduce anti-social behaviour associated with rental homes.

But landlord Constantinos Regas says the council has failed to prove housing in the borough is being badly managed.

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Police called to Arsenal game after flares thrown onto the pitch

A police operation is in place for the Arsenal v Galatasary Champions League match tonight.

Officer said flares were lit and thrown onto the pitch during the match and seven arrests have been made. Two men were arrested before the game for attempting to enter the ground with flares, with five others were arrested for criminal damage, being wanted on warrant, public order offences and throwing a flare onto the pitch.

Flares were also thrown near to the Tollington pub in Hornsey Road, N7 before the game, but no arrests were made.

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Brentside High: 'Our thoughts are with Alice's family'

The School that Alice Gross attended has issued a statement, saying the whole community will miss an "outstanding and talented student.

Our thoughts and sympathy are with Alice’s family at this time.

Alice was an outstanding and talented student who will be sorely missed from our school community. This is a very sad day for our school and we are devastated by this tragic loss. We are doing everything we can to support each other and will continue to do so in the days and weeks ahead.

We would like to thank the MPS for their efforts in finding Alice and hope that the perpetrator of this awful crime is brought to justice very soon.

If anyone has any information that may be of use to the police’s murder inquiry please do come forward.

To conclude, may I now ask you to respect the privacy of Alice’s family and our school community as we come to terms with this sad news.

– Statement on behalf of Brentside High
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