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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    London both ways severe disruption, at Hurstleigh Gardens.

    London - Fullwell Avenue in Barkingside closed in both directions at the Hurstleigh Gardens junction, because of a police investigation.

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

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    Severe disruption: A406 London westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A406 London westbound severe disruption, between A1 Great North Way and A502 Brent Street.

    A406 London - A406 North Circular in Golders Green closed westbound between Barnet By-Pass and Golders Green Road, because of a vehicle on fire.

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

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    Severe disruption: London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    London both ways severe disruption, at A24 Upper Tooting Road.

    London - Fircroft Road in Tooting closed and it's very slow in both directions at the A24 Upper Tooting Road junction, because of emergency services incident.

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

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    Severe accident: A400 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A400 London both ways severe accident, from Poynings Road to Tremlett Grove.

    A400 London - A400 Junction Road in Tufnell Park closed and it's very slow in both directions from the Poynings Road junction to the Tremlett Grove junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. BreakingMet officer guilty of possessing indecent image of child

    Metropolitan Police superintendent Novlett Robyn Williams, 54, has been found guilty of possessing an indecent photo of a child but cleared of corruption following an Old Bailey trial.

  6. London university to review Duke of York's role as patron

    London Metropolitan University is to review the Duke of York's role as its patron, saying it "opposes all forms of discrimination, abuse and human trafficking".

    Prince Andrew's position will be considered as part of the agenda at the university's board of governors meeting next week.

    The duke is facing the embarrassing prospect of charities and institutions he is associated with distancing themselves in the wake of his BBC Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis in which he discussed his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who took his own life in jail while facing sex trafficking charges.

    KPMG's sponsorship contract with Andrew's PitchPalace - a mentoring scheme for tech start-ups and entrepreneurs - expired at the end of October and will not be renewed.

    The student jury at Huddersfield University, where Andrew is chancellor, has also passed a motion to lobby the duke to resign.

    AstraZeneca's three-year partnership with PitchPalace is due to expire at the end of this year and is being reviewed.

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    Severe disruption: M1 London northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 London northbound severe disruption, before J4 for A41 Edgware Way Edgware.

    M1 London - One lane closed on M1 northbound in Hertfordshire before J4, A41 (Edgware), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Crime rise in Square Mile

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Criminal offences in the Square Mile have gone up by 35% over the last year, according to latest police reports.

    City Police van

    So far this year the 755-strong City of London Police force have investigated 4,576 crimes, compared with 3,397 for the previous year.

    Temporary commander Dave Evans told councillors that “crime figures are stubbornly high”.

    Across England and Wales more than half the police forces also said crime went up this year.

    City of London Police said it had a 17% detection rate, with positive outcomes but the number of burglaries at flats and houses in the City has gone up by 11 crimes while drug trafficking has doubled to 51 crimes committed.

    Police said the area around Liverpool Street and Bishopsgate was a hotspot for common assault, especially in the evening.

    Commander Evans explained to the Police Authority Board that overall, “the majority of our crime is low level, high volume” and said that the Extinction Rebellion protests over Easter also put pressure on resources.

    There were also “substantial vacancies” in the force, he added.