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In a year which has seen four terror
attacks in London either
upon Muslims or perpetrated
by people claiming to be Muslims,
today mosques opened their doors
to the public, to let them see
what it's like inside.
The Prime Minister went
to one in Maidenhead,
while a mosque in west London
had its own special visitor.
Helen Drew was there.
It's not every day you'd
see this in a mosque,
but today is Visit My Mosque Day.
The Al Manaar Mosque in west
London opened its doors.
One of their many
visitors was the Mayor.
I think there is a lot
of questions non-Muslims have.
I think there is a perception that
something quite unusual goes
on behind the doors of a mosque.
I think it's fantastic that mosques
open their doors to show
they're an open community.
One of the great things
about London is we don't simply
we respect it, we celebrate
it and we embrace it.
Over 50 mosques in the London area
joined in today's open day.
It's not just about opening
their doors on one particular day.
This mosque played a key
role after Grenfell.
They opened their doors to everyone,
they took food parcels in,
piling them up in all the rooms,
and providing shelter.
What we say, every day of the year
is an open day for us,
because we are open seven days
a week and everyone can walk
in and ask for any service
or information they want.
But we also feel we should do even
more, in terms of raising awareness
about Muslims and the faith itself
and the mosque.
And this certainly appealed to other
faith leaders in the borough.
I think for any of the faith
communities, to invite other people
to come in and share and learn
is always going to be
helpful and positive.
It's a good thing for the whole
of our community, to learn
about more each other
and I welcome it wholeheartedly.
So much so, that he's now
planning an open day
for his Notting Hill Church.
The open day for mosques
is in its fourth year,
and is now inspiring other faiths.
Helen Drew, BBC London News.
A teenager has been stabbed
to death in west London.
The 19-year-old was found
in the early hours of the morning,
on Logan Place in Kensington.
He was the fifth teenager
to die from a knife wound
in London, this year.
Detectives have made an arrest.
Children in the most deprived areas
of London are the most likely
to be obese by the time
they leave primary school.
The figures have led to a dedicated
task force being established
to tackle the problem.
Tolu Adayoye has been
to an area in east London,
where some young children
told her what they like to eat.
Ice cream and sausages.
McDonald's and KFC.
Pizza, lasagne and pancakes.
It may taste good, but too much
of some of what our children love
to eat is putting them
above recommended healthy weight
ranges, and the problem of childhood
obesity is getting bigger in London.
At this group promoting healthy
eating and exercise in Romford,
children and parents told me
the challenges they can face
when trying to be healthier.
It is difficult, because it's
advertised and it's out
there and it's quite easy
for children to get.
The most food that we can get
access to is usually junk
food, crisps and stuff.
City Hall wants
to reverse the trend.
The search is now on for someone
to lead a new panel of experts
looking at ways to reduce the rates.
Figures show nearly 40% of children
aged ten and 11 in the capital
are classed as overweight or obese,
with weights the highest
in the most deprived areas.
In Barking and Dagenham,
44% of Year 6 pupils
are overweight or obese,
compared to Richmond,
which is the lowest at 25%.
It's bigger than all of us,
but what we can do here,
as an individual council,
is our bit for our local community.
But I think there are going to need
to be lots more joined up thinking,
like the reducing sugar,
the sugar tax.
The Mayor says he's aiming
to significantly reduce
the unacceptable level of childhood
obesity in London by 2028.
Tolu Adeoye, BBC London News.
Now the weather for the start
of the week, with Elizabeth.
The lowest of tomorrow morning post
's temperatures two or three out to
the east, a misty, murky Monday
morning, very grey, plenty of thick
cloud, outbreaks of drizzle, little
in the way of brightness. Still
temperatures in double figures, ten
or 11 Celsius. Further outbreaks of
rain are likely on Tuesday, then
from Wednesday onwards, it is
looking dry and will slowly become
colder as we had through the week
with a chilly easterly wind.
I hope you can join us
during the week, but for now,
on behalf of the BBC London weekend
team, have a very good night.