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Severe disruption: A3213 London westbound

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A3213 London westbound severe disruption, from A3214 Buckingham Palace Road to Ebury Street.

A3213 London - A3213 Eccleston Street in Victoria closed one way street from the A3214 Buckingham Palace Road junction to the Ebury Street junction, because of gas main work.

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Grazing sheep to return to Hampstead Heath after decades

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Sheep will graze freely on the rolling grasslands of Hampstead Heath for the first time in decades.

On Tuesday a small flock of five Oxford Down and Norfolk Horn sheep will be released onto the North London park for a week-long trial.

Their grazing could prove an eco-friendly way of looking after the centuries-old Heath, according to the City of London Corporation, which runs it.

“Grazing is known to play a major role in boosting species-rich wildlife habitats and reducing the use of machinery,” the Corporation said.

“Unlike mowing, grazing produces a mosaic of vegetation heights and types, improving ecological sites for species including amphibians, small mammals, invertebrates and wildflowers.”

Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

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M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, between J10 for A3 and J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and it's slow on M25 clockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J12 for A4 Bath Road to J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M4 eastbound from J12, A4 (Theale) to J11, A33 (Reading), because of a break down.

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

Man charged over sexual assault

Officers investigating a serious sexual assault in Southwark have charged a man.

It took place on 6 August in Cotham Street.

William Gordon, 34, of Churchyard Row, Southwark is due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' court.

Another man in his 50s, arrested on Monday on suspicion of sexual assault, has been released with no further action.

Severe disruption: M25 London anti-clockwise

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M25 London anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road to J24 for A111 Stagg Hill.

M25 London - Temporary closure and stationary on M25 anticlockwise from J25, A10 (Enfield) to J24, A111 (Potters Bar), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, at J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - M3 lane blocked on exit slip road southbound at J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Increasing violence at Pentonville Prison, inspectors warn

Violence fuelled by gangs, drugs, debt and "volatile young prisoners" has "increased markedly" at HMP Pentonville, inspectors have warned.

HMP Pentonville
PA Media

An unannounced inspection of HMP Pentonville was unsafe and plans for activities, rehabilitation and release were not good enough and drugs remained "hugely problematic", with more than a quarter (29%) testing positive during a random drug test.

In the last six months there have been 264 assaults on staff and inmates and 61 fights, compared with 196 and 65 respectively during a previous inspection.

The problems were "clear and serious" with the prison failing to meet "undoubtedly great challenges", according to the watchdog's report.

But Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke said: "The relatively new governor and his senior team "appeared finally to be getting to grips with longstanding problems".

The Victorian jail's four wings - which are largely unchanged since it was built in 1842 - now hold up to 1,310 adult men, with nearly 10% being under 21.

Phil Copple, at the Prison and Probation Service, said: "We are under no illusions as to the scale of the challenge at HMP Pentonville, but I share the inspectors' confidence in this management team and fully expect to see real improvements.

London's weather: Dry, warm and sunny

BBC Weather

There should be a good deal of dry, fine and warm weather today, with sunny spells and some fair-weather cloud developing too. It will be rather warm too.

Maximum temperature: 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F).

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J24 for A111 Stagg Hill.

M25 Hertfordshire - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow anticlockwise at J24, A111 (Potters Bar), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M25 London anti-clockwise

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M25 London anti-clockwise severe disruption, after J28 for A12 Brentwood.

M25 London - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise after J28, A12 (Brentwood), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe disruption, at J23 for A1.

M25 Hertfordshire - M25 lane closed on entry slip road clockwise at J23 A1(M) J1 South Mimms, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe accident: M25 London clockwise

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M25 London clockwise severe accident, before J28 for A12 Brentwood.

M25 London - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 clockwise before J28, A12 (Brentwood), because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

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M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, at J1A for A282.

M25 Kent - Temporary closure and stationary on M25 clockwise at J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), because of a car that's broken down.

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Severe disruption: A3211 London both ways

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A3211 London both ways severe disruption, from Temple Place to A400 Northumberland Avenue.

A3211 London - A3211 Victoria Embankment in Temple closed in both directions from Temple Station to Embankment Station, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, from J2 for M25 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound from J2 M25 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J7 for M23 to J6 for A22.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J7 M23 to J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a vehicle on fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A4 London westbound

BBC News Travel

A4 London westbound severe accident, from Constitution Hill to A302 Grosvenor Place.

A4 London - A4 Duke Of Wellington Place (Hyde Park Corner) in Belgravia closed westbound from the Constitution Hill junction to the A302 Grosvenor Place junction, because of a serious accident involving a car. Diversion in operation - 25 bus routes are being diverted.

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

Severe accident: A208 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A208 London both ways severe accident, from Park Road to B263.

A208 London - A208 Centre Common Road in Chislehurst closed in both directions from the Park Road junction to the B263 junction, because of an accident.

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

These Somali women are exploring their history through textiles
A British-Somali textile designer runs a weekly textile workshop to help elderly women reconnect with their heritage.
Hampshire lab tests water quality every day of the year
A Hampshire lab tests tap water quality for 2.2 million people across the south east every day.

Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

BBC News Travel

M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

M20 Kent - One lane closed and it's heavy on M20 eastbound at J4, A228 (Leybourne).

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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey both ways

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M3 Surrey both ways severe disruption, from J2 for M25 J12 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of Abandoned Vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey both ways

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey both ways severe disruption, from J2 for M25 J12 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex southbound

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M23 West Sussex southbound severe disruption, between J9 for and J9A for A23 Airport Way.

M23 West Sussex - One lane closed and it's heavy on M23 Spur Road southbound in Surrey between J9, Gatwick Airport and J9a, A23 (Gatwick South terminal roundabout), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J2 for A2.

M25 Kent - One lane closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise at J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: A1 Hertfordshire northbound

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A1 Hertfordshire northbound severe accident, before J1 M25 J23.

A1 Hertfordshire - A1 partially blocked and queues northbound before J1, M25 J23 (South Mimms), because of an accident. Congestion to before Borehamwood Interchange.

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

Severe accident: A4201 London eastbound

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A4201 London eastbound severe accident, at A40 Oxford Street.

A4201 London - A4201 Regent Street in West End blocked and queues eastbound at Oxford Circus, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, from J8 for J9 A404 to J10 for A329.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and it's very slow on M4 westbound from J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead to J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: M25 London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 London anti-clockwise severe accident, after J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 London - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise after J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of an accident involving a lorry. Congestion to before J16 (M40 interchange).

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

Severe accident: A1 Hertfordshire southbound

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A1 Hertfordshire southbound severe accident, from Dyrham Park to A5135 Elstree Way Borehamwood.

A1 Hertfordshire - A1 in Borehamwood closed and queues southbound from the Dyrham Park junction to Borehamwood, because of an accident involving a motorcycle.

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

Man charged with brandishing knife and hammer

A man accused of brandishing a knife and hammer near a Home Office building has been charged by police.

Oluwaleke Yisa, 30, of Harton Street, Deptford, south-east London, will appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court.

He faces one count of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and one of possession of a knife in a public place.

Members of the public flagged down police officers at around 12.45 yesterday after an armed man was seen near the government building in St Thomas Street, near London Bridge, apparently making threats to kill.

The building, Becket House, is an immigration service office.

The incident came days after Dominic Hornberger, 29, from Birmingham, allegedly attacked a government worker near the Home Office in Marsham Street, Westminster.

He is accused of GBH with intent and possession of a knife after a man in his 60s, who works for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, was attacked in Marsham Street in Westminster on 15 August.

Mr Hornberger was remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 13 September.

Severe accident: A323 Surrey both ways

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A323 Surrey both ways severe accident, from Broad Street to Southway.

A323 Surrey - A323 Aldershot Road in Guildford closed and it's very slow in both directions from the Broad Street junction to the Southway junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire both ways

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M25 Hertfordshire both ways severe disruption, at J22 for A1081 London Colney By Pass St Albans.

M25 Hertfordshire - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow at J22, A1081 (St Albans), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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