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Minute's silence for Dylan Tombides after death

Crystal Palace football club will hold a minute's silence after the death West Ham player Dylan Tombides, who died today of testicular cancer.

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Following the passing of @whufc_official striker Dylan Tombides, age 20, there will be a minutes applause ahead of game at Upton Park.

Read: West Ham player's tattoo tribute to Dylan Tombides

Read: Samuel L Jackson tweets on West Ham player's death

Berwick Street to host mini music festival

Berwick Street in Soho will be transformed into a mini music festival today for Record Store Day.

Artists such as 80's punk pop star Adam Ant will play live performances for the public from midday.

The Museum of Soho on 26 Berwick Street will also be projecting 1967 performances from "live from the Marquee Club", including The Smoke, Jimi Hendrix and The Who.

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Man in court over firearms stash

A man is due in court today charged with firearms offences after a stash of guns were seized in east London.

Police seized thirty guns in one stash Credit: Metropolitan Police

Thirty guns including assault rifles, sawn-off shotguns and a machine gun, were seized in one of Scotland Yard's biggest firearms hauls.

Police said the seizure, by the Waltham Forest Gangs Task Force, was 'exceptional'.

50-year-old Dean Stokes from Leyton in East London will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court later this morning charged with possessing guns and ammunition without legal certificates.

Players and friends pay tribute to Dylan Tombides

Fellow footballers and friends of Dylan Tombides have been paying tribute to the West Ham star on Twitter. The club has confirmed his death today after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Such heart breaking news. Dyl you were a great friend, a great player and most of all a great person. I'm blessed and privileged to have...

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Life's just crazy! Stay strong big man @taylor_tombides All here for you.. Rip @dylantombides will truly be missed? x http://t.co/oRivQZ6HMw

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Incredibly sad to hear the news about Dylan Tombides. He was always so positive despite his illness. All my thoughts are with his family. dg

Dylan Tombides was a "larger than life character"

Dylan Tombides, who has died aged 20, was a "larger than life character" who was "respected by everyone who knew him", West Ham United said in a statement.

The striker had been battling testicular cancer for nearly three years.

A club statement said:

"Dylan's amazing resilience and positivity saw him through months of surgery and chemotherapy, while his outstanding talent saw him make his first-team debut in a League Cup tie with Wigan Athletic at the Boleyn Ground in September 2012.

Away from the pitch, Dylan did a huge amount of work to raise awareness of male cancer, supporting the One for the Boys campaign at a number of high-profile events alongside the likes of Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson, snooker star Jimmy White and fellow Australian Peter Andre.

Dylan was respected by everyone who knew him for his intelligent views on the game and his larger than life character. He was a loving son, amazing brother and well-respected member of the West Ham squad. He will be hugely missed by everyone who had the honour of knowing him."

– West Ham United Football Club

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West Ham footballer Dylan Tombides dies

West Ham United striker Dylan Tombides has died aged 20 following a long battle with testicular cancer.

The club confirmed that the Australia-born player, who was diagnosed with the disease in summer 2011, died on Friday morning with his family by his side.

Dylan Tombides in 2012 Credit: PA Photos

There will be a minute's applause in tribute to the young footballer at West Ham's game against Crystal Palace tomorrow at Upton Park.

West Ham players will also wear black armbands in his memory.

13 year old girl missing from Walthamstow

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 13 year old girl who is missing from her home in Walthamstow.

Shaquita Semper was last seen at around 7pm on Wednesday, when she left home saying that she would return that evening.

Shaquita Semper has been missing since Wednesday Credit: Met Police

Police say she has not previously been missing overnight.Shaquita has curly black hair which she often wears in a black bandana. When last seen she was wearing a white t-shirt and black leather jacket with black leggings and grey Nike trainers.

Police are asking anyone who might have seen her to contact them.

Smash and grab at Chanel's Chelsea store

Police are investigating a robbery in the early hours of this morning at the Chanel shop in Chelsea.

Three men reversed a stolen Audi Q7 into the shop window of the store on Brompton Road just before 2.40am, which smashed on impact. They then got out and stole a number of items, including handbags, before driving away in a different, silver car.

Police have not released a description of the men and no arrests have yet been made.

London pensioner to trek 2,600 miles for charity

A London pensioner is hoping to raise £1.5 million for charity by walking 2,600 miles across India.

79 year old Bobby Grewal, who is Chairman of the India Association, plans to set off from his home in the capital later this year to raise money for Save the Children.

Bobby Grewal is trekking 2,600 miles on foot for charity Credit: India Association

The five-month trek will see him walk across ten states from Kanyakumara at the southernmost tip of India, via Chandigarh in the north to finally finish in Delhi.

It will be the second time Bobby has trekked on foot across India since reaching the retirement age, after initially walking another 2,600 miles in 2004.

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