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    Severe accident: M11 Essex northbound

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    M11 Essex northbound severe accident, before J5 for A1168 Chigwell Lane.

    M11 Essex - M11 partially blocked out of town before J5, A1168 (Loughton), because of an accident. Congestion to A406 Redbrdge Roundabout.

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

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    Severe accident: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

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    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from East End to Main Street.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 in Langtoft closed and very slow traffic in both directions from the East End junction to the Main Street junction, because of an accident involving van and car.

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

  3. A Cow Parsley Tattoo - Cambridgeshire

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    Video caption: A cow parsley tattoo, hibernating ladybirds, and a lurcher called Annie.

    The writer, Emma Mitchell, takes Clare Balding for a walk around the woods near her house and explains why exposure to the natural world can have a mood-lifting effect on us all.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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    M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J26 for Honey Lane to J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road.

    M25 Essex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J26, Honey (Waltham Abbey) to J25, A10 (Enfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. 5 Things We've Learned This Week

    Keith Flint

    We started the week with the awful news that Prodigy frontman Keith Flint had died at the age of 49.

    Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious while his bandmates appeared to confirm he had taken his own life.

    Warm tributes to the singer in the following days painted the picture of a well-loved, generous and kind man who will be missed greatly.

    Here are some other stories from the week.

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    1) Joss Stone appears to be taking some risks on her new world tour

    The Devonshire soul singer shared a video on social media after crossing into war-torn Syria to play a show as part of an ambitious plan to play every single country in the world.

    "It was a little scary crossing the border as of course we have absolutely no idea what might transpire," she wrote.

    "We just have to trust the people on the ground that are advising us and looking after us.

    "It was cold and wet but also so nice to meet such welcoming kind people," she added.

    There is little information as to where the gig took place. According to Sky News, she performed to 70 people in Derika in northeastern Syria.

    Currently, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Syria.

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    2) Bexey is not your new 'favourite sad true underground vapour wave funk artist'

    The Romford-bred rapper who was a friend and colleague of the late Lil Peep was our NewbieTuesday artist earlier this week.

    His music is hard to pigeonhole, taking inspiration from southern trap hip hop beats and emo rock on tracks like Villain Tears (which comes with a language warning).

    "I describe what I do as magic, not to be big-headed but that’s how I view it. Sometimes I won’t even release the songs but it’s like therapy for me. When I go to my room and put the lights off and candles on and let it out it’s like magic.

    "Someone tweeted me a few years back and was like 'Bexey is my favourite sad, true underground, vapour wave, funk artist'. I’m like, 'bro you just listed 12 things that don’t make any sense'."

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    Video caption: 'This is not me!' R. Kelly tearfully denies sex abuse charges

    3) R Kelly protested his innocence in first TV interview

    His interview on CBS This Morning got very heated as the singer had his first opportunity to directly address the allegations of sexual abuse made against him.

    Denying the claims, he said, "I've done lots of things wrong when it comes to women and I apologise to them," when asked about previous relationships.

    Of the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, in which several women shared similar stories alleging abuse and controlling behaviour, he said: "They were describing Lucifer, I'm a man, I've made mistakes but I'm not the devil, I'm not a monster."

    "They all lying on me," he added.

    Prosecutors have charged Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, involving four alleged victims, three of whom were minors.

    He pleaded not guilty to all the charges and is currently out on bail.

    "I've been buried alive," he said. "But I'm alive."

    Billie Eilish

    4) Billie Eilish is 'really good' at suppressing Tourette's tics

    The teenage singer has been speaking about living with the condition Tourette's Syndrome, which is characterised by involuntary sounds and movements.

    She revealed she has the condition after someone compiled a video of her tics on YouTube last year.

    In a new interview with The Fader, Billie said: "The internet hasn’t really seen the bad ones, because I’m really good at suppressing them."

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    5) Bryan Adams blames Radio 1 for Summer of 69 flopping

    It's hard to believe as it's become a karaoke classic, but the song failed to hit the top 40 when it was released in 1984.

    Radio 1 "wouldn't play it", explains Adams. "They didn't play Heaven, they didn't play any of my songs [except for] Run To You."

    "A lot of my songs don't chart but they somehow find their way," he told our music reporter Mark Savage.

    "It's just a matter of time."

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  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, from J1A for to J31 for Lakeside.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed and delays on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise in Essex from J1a, Swanscombe to J31, Lakeside, because of an accident.

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

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    Video caption: International Women's Day: Poet Molly Naylor performs 'Women on Bikes'

    The latest work by Norwich poet Molly Naylor packs a powerful message on International Women's Day.

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    Severe accident: M11 Essex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex northbound severe accident, from J8 for A120 to J9 for .

    M11 Essex - One lane blocked, long delays and queuing traffic on M11 northbound from J8, A120 (Bishops Stortford) to J9, Saffron Walden, because of an accident.

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