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Severe accident: A2 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A2 London both ways severe accident, between Rochester Way and A2213 Kidbrooke Park Road.

A2 London - A2 in Kidbrooke closed and queues between Kidbrooke slip road and Kidbrooke Interchange, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 London northbound

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M1 London northbound severe disruption, from J1 for A406 North Circular to J4 for A41 Edgware Way Edgware.

M1 London - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J1, A406 (Staples Corner) to J4, A41 (Edgware), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Washing out hate crime graffiti in London
A group of young people have decided to wash off hateful words and graffiti from walls in their local area.

Severe accident: A5 London northbound

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A5 London northbound severe accident, between A40 and A404 Harrow Road.

A5 London - A5 Edgware Road in Marylebone closed northbound between Marble Arch and the A404 Harrow Road junction, because of an accident.

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

National League

Substitute Ephron Mason-Clark nets six minutes into stoppage time to scramble a sensational draw for Barnet at home to Woking.

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Severe disruption: A1206 London both ways

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A1206 London both ways severe disruption, at Marsh Wall.

A1206 London - A1206 Manchester Road in Isle of Dogs closed at the Marsh Wall junction, because of a fire at a building.

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Severe accident: A205 London both ways

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A205 London both ways severe accident, from Kew Green to Spring Grove.

A205 London - A205 Kew Bridge (South Circular Road) in Kew blocked and stationary in both directions from Kew Bridge to Kew Bridge, because of an accident.

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

Football

Leyton Orient come from behind to record a first home league win since the opening day of the season as they beat Walsall.

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Severe disruption: A315 London westbound

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A315 London westbound severe disruption, between A3220 Warwick Road and B317 North End Road.

A315 London - A315 Hammersmith Road in Kensington closed and it's slow westbound between the A3220 Warwick Road junction and the B317 North End Road junction, because of crane operations.

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Severe disruption: London both ways

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London both ways severe disruption, in Central London.

London - Roads closed in the Central London junction, because of a demonstration.

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Severe accident: A117 London both ways

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A117 London both ways severe accident, at A118 Romford Road.

A117 London - A117 High Street North in Manor Park closed in both directions at the A118 Romford Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A4201 London northbound

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A4201 London northbound severe disruption, from A4 to A40 Oxford Street.

A4201 London - A4201 Regent Street in Central London blocked and it's slow northbound from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus, because of extinction rebellion a demonstration.

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

Severe accident: A124 London both ways

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A124 London both ways severe accident, at King Street.

A124 London - A124 Barking Road in Canning Town blocked and queues in both directions at the King Street junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - affecting bus routes 5,115,276,300,330,N15.

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

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Explaining the politics
Why one mother's personal plight is part of a long and complicated history between Iran and the UK.

Severe disruption: A3203 London both ways

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A3203 London both ways severe disruption, from A3036 Lambeth Palace Road to A23 Kennington Road.

A3203 London - A3203 Lambeth Road in Lambeth closed and queues in both directions from the A3036 Lambeth Palace Road junction to Imperial War Museum, because of extinction rebellion a demonstration.

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Man sought over stabbing

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police have named a man they want to speak to after a stabbing.

A 25-year-old man with multiple stab wounds was found near the Southgate roundabout in Crawley just before 15:30 BST on 4 October.

Detectives believe the man, who has now been discharged from hospital, had been attacked in nearby fields.

Anton Reynolds
Sussex Police

They say they wish to speak to 27-year-old Anton Reynolds in connection with the attack, which is being treated as attempted murder.

Mr Reynolds has connections to Crawley and south London.

Project to transform basketball courts into works of art

Basketball court
In-The-Paint

Several unloved public basketball courts in London and the South East will be turned into colourful works of art as part of efforts to get more people to play the sport.

In-The-Paint is a communal public art and sport project led by designer Gareth Roberts, which has been started to promote the need for greater investment in grass roots basketball within the UK.

The project was crowdfunded online with six volunteers using about 100 litres of non-toxic paints to cover a court over six days.

Painted basketball court
In-The-Paint

London is set to get at least one brightly coloured court, following on from Chelmsford where the project was first started.

Explaining more about the project, Mr Roberts said it was "about getting people involved in the sport whilst engaging in the enjoyment of art, meeting people, reconnecting us to our community and environment and getting active."

Severe disruption: M11 London northbound

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M11 London northbound severe disruption, between J4 for A406 North Circular and J5 for A1168 Chigwell Lane.

M11 London - One lane closed and it's slow on M11 northbound between J4 A406 North Circular and J5, A1168 (Loughton), because of a break down.

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Severe accident: A3 London both ways

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A3 London both ways severe accident, at B300 Union Street.

A3 London - A3 Borough High Street in Southwark blocked in both directions at the B300 Union Street junction, because of an accident.

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Severe accident: A212 London both ways

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A212 London both ways severe accident, from Saddle Mews to Thornhill Road.

A212 London - A212 Whitehorse Road in Croydon closed and queues in both directions from the Saddle Mews junction to the Thornhill Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - affecting bus routes 50, 75, 157, 450, 468, X68.

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

Westminster unveils photo exhibit for Black History Month

Pele
Westminster City Council

Historic photos of a 1950s jazz band, Brazilian footballer Pelé and a 1571 death certificate of a mysterious woman are among the exhibits on display at Westminster City Council as part of Black History Month.

The images come from an archive of more than than 60,000 pictures and documents held by the council.

Death certificate
Westminster City Council

The oldest item is the death certificate for “Margaret, a moor” who is registered as being buried in September 1571. Little is known about her but the document is thought to be one of the first official mentions of a black person living in the UK.

Woman at station
Westminster City Council

Nickie Aiken, leader of Westminster City Council, said the exhibition "chronicles the life of black and minority ethnic residents from the 16th century to the 19th century", while "the 20th century section has images which chronicle everything from the growth of social reform to the emergence of black superstar celebrities".

The exhibition is open at the council's head office in Victoria weekdays from 10:00-16:00 BST and runs until mid-January.

Jazz band
Westminster City Council

Councillors call for end of legacy corporation powers

Local Democracy Reporting Service

CGI of East Bank
NINETY90/A&M

Elected representatives from across east London are calling for the return of planning authority “as soon as possible” from the corporation in charge of delivering the legacy of the Olympic Games.

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) planning committee, which is made up of councillors and "independent members", is in charge of the long-term impact of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park development on the surrounding area.

However, it is now coming under political pressure to cede its planning powers by 2022 rather than the planned 2024, with MPs and councillors voicing their frustrations over the “towers of privilege” built through developments brought forward by LLDC.

In a letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan, West Ham MP Lyn Brown wrote that while "many developments have stimulated economic growth... the benefits have been out of reach for many local people“

A particular focus for local councillors’ ire is the East Bank development, touted as a new home for a 550-seat theatre by Sadler’s Wells, UAL’s London College of Fashion and collections from the V&A, projected to provide more than 2,500 jobs.

Nick Sharman, who sits on the LLDC’s planning committee, has called East Bank “egregious” and “unforgivable”, pointing to its 600 homes of which “none will be affordable”.

The Hackney Wick councillor is now leading the charge on behalf of the elected representatives working with the LLDC, saying that the level of “genuinely affordable” housing planned for and achieved by the corporation amount to a few hundred homes compared to the many thousands for sale.

LLDC, which is accountable to the city through the London mayor’s office, has promised “an inclusive community, a thriving business zone and a must-see destination” to be created with the use of legacy money from the Games.

The corporation will have built 10,200 new homes by the end of this year with 2,000 "affordable" homes, of which 1,207 are classed as “affordable/social rented”.

An LLDC spokesperson said: “We understand people’s concerns about the need for more affordable housing, and the mayor of London has invested £200m to ensure half of the homes on our next three neighbourhoods are affordable.”