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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A124 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A124 London both ways severe disruption, between A123 Fanshawe Avenue and South Park Drive.

    A124 London - A124 Longbridge Road in Barking closed in both directions between the A123 Fanshawe Avenue junction and the South Park Drive junction, because of a police incident. Diversion in operation - affecting five bus routes: 5, 62, EL2, EL3 and N15.

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

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    Severe accident: A217 London eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A217 London eastbound severe accident, from B2230 Rose Hill to Lilleshall Road.

    A217 London - A217 Bishopsford Road in Morden closed eastbound from Rose Hill Roundabout to St Teresa Roman Catholic Church, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - affecting bus route N44.

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

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    Severe disruption: A3205 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3205 London both ways severe disruption, at A3216 Queenstown Road.

    A3205 London - Traffic light failure on A3205 Battersea Park Road in Battersea at the A3216 Queenstown Road junction. Approach with care.

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

  4. Evening weather: Clear but cold

    BBC Weather

    Plenty of early evening sunshine, leading into a dry and moonlit night with largely clear skies.

    A few shallow mist of fog patches may form later. Rather cold once again. Minimum Temperature: 1C to 4C (34F to 39F).

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A200 London westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A200 London westbound severe accident, at Drummond Road.

    A200 London - A200 Jamaica Road in Bermondsey closed and slow traffic westbound at the Drummond Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  6. Woman and children in hospital after flat fire

    fire crews at block of flats

    A woman and two children have been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a flat fire in Walworth, south-east London.

    Another man was also treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, after the fire on Thurlow Street.

    Six fire engines and about 40 firefighters took less than an hour to bring the blaze under control, after being called at about 10:40 BST.

    Part of a split-level flat on the fourth and fifth floor of the 15-storey block was damaged.

    The London Fire Brigade (LBF) said it took 16 calls to the blaze.

    The cause is under investigation.

  7. Post update

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Grenfell Tower

    It is costing £1m a month to maintain Grenfell Tower, figures have shown.

    Kensington and Chelsea Council is predicting a £15.9m overspend in its corporate costs including maintaining the site of the 24-storey tower block in west London.

    The council said a £5.4m capital budget could be used to pay for some of these costs, the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) said - a separate budget from the support service including housing needs and assistance centres for people affected by last June's fire.

    The council is also forecasting a £4.3m overspend in housing for people who lived in Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Walk and the Walkways nearby.

    The council said the overspend is “mainly as a result of longer than expected time in hotel accommodation and use of more expensive accommodation, such as service apartments".

    Last year the Ministry of Communities Housing and Local Government covered much of the costs incurred when storing or recovering people's possessions, but the council has been told it is not clear if this will happen again.

    The council’s director of resources and assets Michael Curtis said: “There are a lot of pressures coming through the system. We need to manage that.”

  8. Do you recognise these men?

    two suspects

    Police have released images of two men wanted in connection with a theft in Southgate on the evening of 31 July.

    A bag containing money, bank cards and jewellery worth about £12,000 was taken from McDonald's on Chase Side at about 22:45 BST.

    Officers have now circulated CCTV images of two men and two of the items stolen, and are calling on anyone who recognises them to come forward.

    stolen watch and jewellery

    PC Tom Barker, of the Metropolitan Police, said the stolen items were of "great sentimental value to the owner and they are distraught someone has taken it and failed to hand it in".

    He added: "The watch and jewellery are very distinctive - do you recognise any of these items? Have you been offered them to buy?

    "Anyone who recognises these men or who has information that could assist this investigation should contact police immediately."

  9. Government accused of 'dragging feet' over Grenfell

    burnt out Grenfell Tower

    Theresa May has faced demands to stop "dragging" her Government's feet over dealing with the Grenfell Tower disaster.

    Shadow housing secretary John Healey attacked the Prime Minister's response in the 15 months since the fire, and suggested she would have acted more quickly had it been her own home.

    The Labour frontbencher also questioned why nearly half the Grenfell survivors still have not got permanent new homes, why more than 400 tower blocks are "still cloaked in lethal Grenfell-style cladding" and why there was still no ban on combustible cladding.

    A total of 72 people died in the fire, which ripped through the west London tower block on 14 June last year.

    Speaking at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, Mr Healey said: "Let's send a message to Theresa May - stop dragging your Government's feet and act, act to get all survivors a new home, bring all those culpable to book and put in place every measure needed to prevent this ever happening again."

  10. Police officers deliver baby girl

    Police deliver baby

    Officers in north London delivered a baby as a woman in Kentish Town waited for an ambulance to arrive.

    Weihong Yu went into labour in Kentish Town Road, Camden, last night.

    PC Burch, PC Williams and PC King reached her at about 21:27 BST and she gave birth to a girl at 21:32.

    The London Ambulance Service arrived one minute later.

    Ms Yu and her as yet unnamed daughter are doing well in hospital, police said.

  11. Afternoon weather: Dry and sunny

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon is expected to be dry with further spells of sunshine, sometimes hazy, along with one or two patches of cloud.

    A moderate north-westerly breeze.

    Maximum Temperature: 13C to 16C (55F to 61F).

  12. Union and Tube staff in talks ahead of Piccadilly Line strike

    Piccadilly Line train

    A union for transport workers said "the ball is firmly in London Underground's court" if a strike by Piccadilly Line staff is to be averted.

    The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said it will be attending talks this morning as part of a row over staffing and working conditions.

    If the strike goes ahead, there will be no service on the line from early afternoon on Wednesday until Friday afternoon, and then again on Friday evening, with no Night Tube, until Saturday morning.

    RMT general secretary Mick Cash said he hopes the talks can lead to "serious progress".

    "This dispute is about a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations over a series of long-running unresolved grievances‎ including the abuse of procedures and and failure to implement key safety and operational improvements agreed in the past with the union," he said.

    "Our arrangements for the strike action starting Wednesday are‎ all in place and the ball is firmly in London Underground's court."

    Earlier this month Tube bosses branded the action "disappointing" and "unnecessary".

    Drivers on the line were previously due to walk out in July but the action was suspended following last-minute talks.