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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 - One lane closed and it's heavy on M25 anticlockwise from J25, A10 (Enfield) to J24, A111 (Potters Bar), because of a break down.

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

Jonathan Gibbs will run from Macclesfield to London and will sleep rough each night
Jonathon Gibbs will run from his home in Macclesfield to London to raise awareness of homelessness.

Severe disruption: M1 London northbound

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M1 London northbound severe disruption, at J2 for A1 Watford Way.

M1 London - M1 entry slip road partially blocked northbound at J2, A1 (Barnet By-Pass), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Hertfordshire northbound

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M1 Hertfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J8 for A414 and J9 for A5183.

M1 Hertfordshire - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M1 northbound between J8, A414 (Hemel Hempstead) and J9, A5183 (Redbourn), because of a break 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, from J2 for M25 J12 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - Temporary closure and stationary on M3 southbound from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, from J12 for M3 to J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J12 M3 to J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of an accident involving three cars. Congestion to the entry slip road and backing up on to the M3 Northbound before the M25 turn-off, and also on the M25 itself back to J14 ((Heathrow).

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, from J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road to J24 for A111 Stagg Hill.

M25 London - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 anticlockwise from J25, A10 (Enfield) to J24, A111 (Potters Bar), because of a break down.

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

Harrow Park to be upgraded but willow under threat

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Plans to revitalise a park, which could include the felling of a popular willow tree, were given a boost after securing £1.5m of lottery funding.

Willow tree
Friends of Headstone Manor Park

The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded the money for a Harrow council scheme at Headstone Manor Park which will include a wetland area, planting more trees, installing play equipment and improving the park’s footpaths.

Yeading Brook is also set to be restored as part of the scheme, although this could lead to a prominent willow tree being cut down.

Cllr Varsha Parmar, who is responsible for the environment at Harrow Council, confirmed earlier this month that the council was exploring possibilities to save the tree but couldn't guarantee it would be saved.

She said they are “working very hard to preserve it” and that no final decision will be taken until at least January.

The council said the overall plans follow an 18-month consultation.

But some campaigners felt the plans did not completely outline the impact on the park’s landscape, with the future of the willow tree not fully addressed from the outset.

Severe accident: M1 London northbound

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M1 London northbound severe accident, from J4 for A41 Edgware Way Edgware to J5 for A41 Colne Way.

M1 London - One lane closed and long delays on M1 northbound in Hertfordshire from J4, A41 (Edgware) to J5, A41 (Watford), because of an accident involving a car. Congestion to London Gateway Services, around two miles before J4. Travel time is 50 minutes. Tailbacks for four miles.

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

Extra dates added for Illuminated River tours

Thames Clipper boat on Thames
Thames Clipper

Extra river tours for people to look at the Illuminated River lights from the water have been organised after all previous dates sold out.

The first bridges were lit up earlier in the year as part of what is thought to be the longest public art commission in the world.

London Bridge
MATT ALEXANDER/PA MEDIA

The 30 minute tours see Thames Clippers’ catamarans glide beneath the four crossings which have been illuminated so far - London Bridge, Cannon Street Railway Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Millennium Bridge - while guides provide passengers with the history of each bridge.

They begin on 26 October with tickets costing £7.50 for adults, £5 for children aged 5 - 15 years or for London Freedom Pass Holders.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe disruption, at J23 for A1.

M25 Hertfordshire - M25 lane closed on exit slip road clockwise at J23 A1(M) South Mimms, 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 Berkshire clockwise

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M25 Berkshire clockwise severe disruption, from J15 for M4 to J16 for M40.

M25 Berkshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M25 clockwise from J15 M4 to J16 M40, because of a car that's broken down.

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

Various issues causing delays on Tube lines

Commuters are facing disruption on a number of Underground lines:

  • The Circle Line has minor delays clockwise due to an earlier faulty train
  • There are minor delays on the Jubilee Line due to mechanical issues we have identified on a number of our trains
  • On the London Overground there is no service between Shepherd's Bush and Clapham Junction and minor delays between Richmond and Stratford due to an earlier fire alert at Kensington (Olympia)
  • There are severe delays between Baker Street and Aldgate on the Metropolitan Line due to an earlier faulty train

Appeal to find man after woman raped in Acton

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Police have released CCTV of a man they are trying to find as well as three potential witnesses after a woman was raped in Acton.

The victim, aged in her 20s, was attacked in an alleyway in Langford Close before 21:30 on 28 September.

It is believed that prior to the assault she had been been followed by the man as she walked from Acton Town Station, along Avenue Road and then Langley Road.

The attacker, who was described as being skinny and spoke with a London accent, fled towards Uxbridge Road after a member of public heard what was happening and called police.

The footage shows a man who Scotland Yard believe could be the suspect walking past three people in the direction of Acton Tube Station at 22:13.

Severe accident: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe accident, between J24 for A111 Stagg Hill and J23 for A1.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane blocked and queues on M25 anticlockwise between J24, A111 (Potters Bar) and J23 A1(M) J1 South Mimms, because of an accident involving two lorries.

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

Third person charged with murder over Plaistow stabbing

Santino Angelo Dymiter
Met Police

A third person has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old man in Plaistow.

Santino Angelo Dymiter was found fatally stabbed at Chadd Green on 26 August.

The Met Police said Shian Forde, 24, of Beech Gardens, Dagenham, had been charged with murder. He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Barking Magistrates’ Court.

Two teenage boys, aged 14 and 16, have previously been charged with murder and remanded in custody.

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

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

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J19 for and J18 for A404 Rickmansworth Road.

M25 Hertfordshire - M25 partially blocked and queues anticlockwise between J19, Watford and J18, A404 (Chorleywood), because of a police investigation.

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

Watch: How Britain's 'most wanted' man was caught

Shane O'Brien was one of Britain's most wanted criminals.

The 31-year-old stabbed Josh Hanson to death in a bar in Hillingdon, west London, in October 2015 then went on the run for three-and-a-half years.

He was on Interpol and Europol's "most wanted" lists before he was extradited from Romania earlier this year.

He was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey on 1 October and is due to be sentenced for the killing later today.

Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh explains how he managed to track him down.

Video by Jamie Moreland

Man charged with Southwark rape

A man has been charged by detectives investigating a rape last week in Southwark following an appeal for information.

Eleas Alfa Patience Godwin, 43 of no fixed address was charged with rape and actual bodily harm.

He has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court today.

Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

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M25 London clockwise severe disruption, at J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road.

M25 London - One lane closed on M25 clockwise at J25, A10 (Enfield), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M11 Essex northbound

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M11 Essex northbound severe accident, at J7 for A414 Canes Lane.

M11 Essex - One lane blocked and queues for five miles on M11 northbound at J7, A414 (Harlow), because of an accident. Congestion to J6 (M25 interchange). Travel time is around 30 minutes.

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

London's weather: Cloudy and showery later

BBC Weather

A bright start for most, but cloud will soon start to build from the south, with a few showers expected later this morning.

Further showers for this afternoon, but there will be some late brightness. Maximum temperature: 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F).

Severe accident: A5 London northbound

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A5 London northbound severe accident, from A407 Chichele Road to Mora Road.

A5 London - A5 Cricklewood Broadway in Cricklewood closed and queues northbound from the A407 Chichele Road junction to the Mora Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - London Buses services 16, 32, 245, 266, 316, 332.

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, from J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road to J24 for A111 Stagg Hill.

M25 London - One lane closed and it's slow on M25 anticlockwise from J25, A10 (Enfield) to J24, A111 (Potters Bar), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: A20 London eastbound

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A20 London eastbound severe accident, from A223 to M20 J1.

A20 London - A20 closed and queues eastbound from Crittal's Corner in Sidcup to Swanley Interchange in Swanley, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - down the exit slip road and back up the entry slip road.

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

Severe accident: A40 London eastbound

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A40 London eastbound severe accident, from Mansfield Road to A4000 Wales Farm Road.

A40 London - A40 Western Avenue in Park Royal closed eastbound from the Mansfield Road junction to Gypsy Corner, because of an accident.

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

Josh Hanson murder: How Britain's 'most wanted' man was caught
Shane O'Brien killed Josh Hanson in a west London bar then went on the run for three-and-a-half years.
Buttmizvah is a Jewish, Queer club night that’s held in London.
Buttmitzvah is a Jewish, Queer club night that’s held in London. Ben combines both his faith and queer identity as he dances – he even brings his mum!

Severe accident: A503 London both ways

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A503 London both ways severe accident, from A10 High Road to Birstall Road.

A503 London - A503 Seven Sisters Road in Stamford Hill closed in both directions from Seven Sisters to the Birstall Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A4 London westbound

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A4 London westbound severe accident, at Vicarage Farm Road.

A4 London - A4 Great West Road in Hounslow closed westbound at the Vicarage Farm Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M25 Berkshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Berkshire anti-clockwise severe accident, between J15 for M4 J4B and J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 Berkshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M25 anticlockwise between J15 M4 J4b and J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of an accident.

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