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Severe disruption: M11 Essex northbound

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M11 Essex northbound severe disruption, from J7 for A414 Canes Lane to J8A for A120.

M11 Essex - Temporary closure and stationary on M11 northbound from J7, A414 (Harlow) to J8a A120.

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, at J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road.

M25 London - M25 lane closed on exit slip road anticlockwise 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

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Arsenal and Burnley.

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Severe accident: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe accident, from J2 for M25 J12 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - Temporary closure and queues on M3 southbound from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A3036 London westbound

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A3036 London westbound severe disruption, at Strath Terrace.

A3036 London - A3036 St Johns Hill in Battersea closed and it's very slow westbound at the Strath Terrace junction, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe accident: A320 Surrey southbound

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A320 Surrey southbound severe accident, from Constitution Hill to A247 Claremont Avenue.

A320 Surrey - A320 Guildford Road in Woking closed southbound from the Constitution Hill junction to the A247 Claremont Avenue junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - via Contitution Hill.

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 M25 to J5 for M26.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from M25, Clacket Lane Services to J5 M26, because of an accident.

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

Students celebrate their A-level results
Thousands of students collect their A-level results as the proportion picking up top grades falls.
Lewis Tierney

Team news as Catalans Dragons host London Broncos in Saturday's Super League fixture at Stade Gilbert Brutus (17:00 BST).

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Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe accident, from J10 for A1081 to J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

M1 Bedfordshire - Delays, a speed restriction of 40 mph and it's very slow on M1 northbound from J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road) to J11, A505 (Dunstable South), because of an accident involving two cars earlier on. Congestion to J9 (Redbourn).

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, from J5 for M26 to J6 for A22.

M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 to J6, A22 (Godstone), 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 London clockwise

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M25 London clockwise severe disruption, from J14 for A3113 Airport Way to J15 for M4 J4B.

M25 London - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise from J14, A3113 (Heathrow) to J15 M4 J4b, because of a break down. Congestion to J13 (Staines).

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 - It's slow on M3 southbound at J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down earlier. All lanes have been re-opened.

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 M25 to J6 for A22.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 anticlockwise from M25, Clacket Lane Services to J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down box van. Congestion to J8 (Reigate).

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

Severe disruption: A107 London both ways

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A107 London both ways severe disruption, from A104 Pembury Road to B113 Morning Lane.

A107 London - A107 Mare Street in Hackney closed and queues in both directions from the A104 Pembury Road junction to the B113 Morning Lane junction, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound from J10 A329(M) Wokingham to J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, 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 J6 for A22 to M25.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 anticlockwise from J6, A22 (Godstone) to M25, Clacket Lane Services, because of a break down.

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

Cannabis farm found in derelict hospital

Police have discovered a cannabis factory in Redbridge at an abandoned hospital.

Illegal cannabis factory
Met Police

More than 1000 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of in excess of £1m were being grown in 30 rooms within the derelict Mayesbrook Clinic at Goodmayes Lane.

Det Insp Gareth Gilbert said: “Taking such a large drug haul off the streets is a great catch for the Met.

“Violence is one of the main by-products of the illegal drug industry, so it is imperative that we continue to tackle this problem head on."

No arrests have been made.

Severe disruption: A4 London both ways

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A4 London both ways severe disruption, from A301 Lancaster Place to A4200 Kingsway.

A4 London - A4 Aldwych in Central London blocked and delays in both directions from the A301 Lancaster Place junction to the A4200 Kingsway junction, because of a demonstration.

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 J3 for A322 Bagshot to J4 for A331 Blackwater Valley Route.

M3 Surrey - M3 busy but moving and a lane blocked southbound from J3, A322 (Bagshot) to J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a break down.

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

Giant 'fountain of rosé' comes to the South Bank

Campo Viejo
Campo Viejo

A pink pop-up fountain has appeared on London's South Bank today.

The feature is in the style of a Mediterranean fountain and fires a pink jet of water up to six metres high.

"Visitors to the fountain will be able to escape city life and enjoy a couple of glasses of the brand new cool, crisp, Campo Viejo Rosé at the fountain’s pop-up bar with friends, against a backdrop of high-tempo, feel-good Spanish-style music", organisers said.

The one-day-only event is running from 12:00 - 18:00.

Campo Viejo
Campo Viejo

Severe accident: M23 Surrey northbound

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M23 Surrey northbound severe accident, before M25.

M23 Surrey - One lane blocked and it's slow on M23 northbound before M25, because of an accident involving car, van and lorry. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe accident: M23 Surrey northbound

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M23 Surrey northbound severe accident, before J8 for M25 J7.

M23 Surrey - One lane blocked and queues for five miles on M23 northbound before J8 M25 J7, because of two accidents and recovery work. In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 25 minutes.

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 disruption: B326 London both ways

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B326 London both ways severe disruption, from Vincent Street to A302 The Sanctuary.

B326 London - B326 Great Smith Street / Marsham Street in Westminster closed and it's slow in both directions from the Vincent Street junction to the A302 The Sanctuary junction, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe disruption: A400 London northbound

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A400 London northbound severe disruption, from A4200 Eversholt Street to Plender Street.

A400 London - A400 Camden High Street in Camden closed and it's very slow one way street from Mornington Crescent Station to the Plender Street junction, because of a fire at a building.

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

Severe accident: A235 London northbound

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A235 London northbound severe accident, at A212 Lower Coombe Street.

A235 London - A235 High Street in Croydon blocked and it's very slow northbound at the A212 Lower Coombe Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, from J3 for M20 J1 to J2 for A2.

M25 Kent - Two lanes closed and it's very slow on M25 anticlockwise from J3, M20 J1 (Swanley Interchange) to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A2213 London both ways

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A2213 London both ways severe disruption, from Weigall Road to A2.

A2213 London - A2213 Kidbrooke Park Road in Kidbrooke closed and queues in both directions from the Weigall Road junction to Kidbrooke Interchange, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, at J26 for A121.

M25 Essex - M25 exit slip road partially blocked clockwise at J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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, from M25 J1A to M25 J31 Lakeside.

M25 Kent - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise from M25 J1a, Swanscombe to M25 J31, Lakeside, because of a police investigation.

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

Today's South East news website headlines

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The Argus: East Grinstead pervert used phone to spy on women in toilet

Kent Online: Driver arrested after vehicle driven the wrong way on the A2

Get Surrey: Nurse traumatised after rocks thrown at car twice while driving on M3

Chichester Observer: Man wanted in connection with serious assault could be in Selsey

Eastbourne Herald: Long-awaited Eastbourne community centre is opening soon

Crawley and Horley Observer: Wasp warning for Sussex with huge numbers of the insects active in late summer

Worthing Herald: Georgina Gharsallah: police treat Worthing mother's disappearance as homicide

Mid Sussex Times: Deliveroo set to launch in Haywards Heath

Brighton and Hove News: Ambulance services comes out of special measures

Hastings Observer: Hastings hero is honoured with blue plaque unveiling

Brighton and Hove Independent: Call for road safety measures on busy Brighton road

Severe accident: A2016 London eastbound

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A2016 London eastbound severe accident, from Yarnton Way to Anderson Way.

A2016 London - A2016 Picardy Manorway in Thamesmead closed and it's slow eastbound from the Yarnton Way junction to the Anderson Way junction, because of an accident involving lorry and recovery work. Diversion in operation - bus routes 180 and 401 are being diverted.

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#GreaterLondoner: Jean, 85, and Joan, 78

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Jean and Joan
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When I lost my husband and retired, I didn’t know many people in the local area.

So I started volunteering and I met Jean.

We’ve been volunteering for around four years at the Nepalese Gurkha Veterans Community.

The first time we went there, nobody spoke English.

There were two tribes which stayed on different sides of the hall and didn’t speak.

Apparently it’s their tradition to not talk to each other.

But we soon sussed that out and got them all together.

It was shyness mainly. But now you can’t tell the difference.

They’re all wives or widows of the Nepalese soldiers called Gurkhas.

Their husbands were in the British battalion who were awarded many Victoria Crosses.

We teach them cooking, arts and crafts, English, floristry.

We make the sandwiches and teas and clean up afterwards.

The main thing is to talk to the ladies because they’re desperately trying to learn English.

We ask them about their children and what their home was like.

I love learning about their way of life and actually our cultures aren’t very different at all.

They’re all my friends.

They kept calling us ‘diddy’. We thought it’s because we’re not very tall, but apparently it means ‘sister’.

One day, they presented us with their special scarves.I don’t understand why, but it’s of great significance to them.

They always get us mixed up.

We’re Jean and Joan, and we always have the answer to anything.

Jean Kemp, 85, & Joan Bartram, 78, Greenwich

If you know of someone that deserves to be featured as one of our Greater Londoners you can nominate them.

Simply send us an email a greaterlondoner@bbc.co.uk with a brief message telling us why or message us on Instagram @BBCLondonPeople.

Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, at J4 for .

M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise at J4, Orpington, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A1000 London both ways

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A1000 London both ways severe accident, from A5109 Totteridge Lane to St Margarets Avenue.

A1000 London - A1000 High Road in Whetstone closed and queues in both directions from the A5109 Totteridge Lane junction to the St Margarets Avenue junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - five bus routes are being diverted.

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

Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, from J3 for M20 to J2 for A2.

M25 Kent - Queues on M25 anticlockwise from J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder and debris on the road.

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