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Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe disruption, from J22 for A1081 London Colney By Pass St Albans to J23 for A1.

M25 Hertfordshire - M25 partially blocked and queues clockwise from J22, A1081 (St Albans) to J23 A1(M) J1 South Mimms, because of a break down.

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

London Broncos

Team news as London Broncos host Hull Kingston Rovers in Thursday's Super League fixture at the Trailfinders Sports Ground (19:45 BST).

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Man arrested over abduction of boy, eight

Crime scene outside Burgess Park
BBC
A crime scene was in place in and around Burgess Park on Monday

A man has been arrested on suspicion of abducting an eight-year-old boy in Burgess Park in south-east London and kicking and spitting at the officers who tried to detain him.

Police were called to the park in Walworth after reports of a missing child at about 17:20 yesterday.

When officers found the boy, he was in the company of a man not known to him.

A 24-year-old man who was identified as the suspect, ran from police, resisted arrest and attacked officers by kicking and spitting at them.

He was eventually arrested on suspicion of kidnap, two counts of assault on police, common assault, failing to appear at court and for being wanted in relation to a separate matter outside of London.

He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody for questioning. The boy has since been reunited with his family.

Severe disruption: M23 Surrey southbound

BBC News Travel

M23 Surrey southbound severe disruption, after J8 for M25 J7.

M23 Surrey - One lane closed and it's very slow on M23 southbound after J8 M25 J7, because of a break down. In the roadworks area.

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

Inside the game set in post-Brexit London

Jimmy Blake

BBC Newsbeat

Watch Dogs: Legion
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The maker of a game set in a post-Brexit London says he wants it to help players "value" people from different backgrounds.

In Watch Dogs: Legion, which takes place in the "not-too-distant future", gamers will control a group of hackers trying to take down a regime which has taken control of the UK through an advanced surveillance system.

Players can recruit any of the thousands of playable characters in the game, all with unique different backgrounds and skill sets, to help them along the way.

Clint Hocking, the game's creative director, spoke to Radio 1 Newsbeat at the E3 gaming conference in LA, saying it was important to feature a diverse range of personalities.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Queen at Ascot

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to join the Queen on the first day of Royal Ascot.

Prince William and his wife Kate will be hosted by the monarch in the royal box as the five-day event kicks off.

The Queen said in a statement on the official opening programme it was "truly exciting" to see global competitors take part in the races, as a "strong international competition adds further interest and fascination".

Up to 300,000 people are set to attend the 300-year-old event, where, the Queen said, the "horses remain the stars".

The duke and duchess will present the winning trophies in the King's Stand Stakes - a group one race - while acclaimed actor Sir Derek Jacobi will hand out the prizes for the Wolferton Stakes.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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The Duke and Duchess at last year's Royal Ascot

Today's photo of London

BBC London News

Piccadilly Circus
Jason Hawkes

We used this wonderful photo by Jason Hawkes of Piccadilly Circus as our banner, but we want a new picture every day to show off the capital.

Have you taken a photo of your part of London which you think would be suitable? If so, email it in high resolution (2048 x 1152 or 1680 x 945) to london.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

Severe disruption: A102 London northbound

BBC News Travel

A102 London northbound severe disruption, from A2203 Blackwall Lane to A13 East India Dock Road.

A102 London - A102 Blackwall Tunnel closed and queues northbound from the A2203 Blackwall Lane junction to the A13 East India Dock Road junction, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 J12 and J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J2 M25 J12 and J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J23 for A1.

M25 Hertfordshire - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy anticlockwise at J23 A1(M) J1 South Mimms, because of a break down.

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

Afternoon weather: Showery rain moving in

BBC Weather

Cloud will continue to thicken this afternoon and showery rain will move in from the south, some spells could be on the heavy side.

The chance of some lightning as well.

Maximum Temperature: 16C to 19C (61F to 66F).

Severe congestion: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe congestion, at J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road.

M4 Berkshire - Heavier than usual and it's very slow on M4 westbound at J11, A33 (Reading).

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, before J10 for A329.

M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M4 eastbound before J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: A400 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A400 London both ways severe accident, at A5204 Goodge Street.

A400 London - A400 Tottenham Court Road in West End blocked and queues in both directions at the A5204 Goodge Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 London southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 London southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A406 North Circular.

M1 London - One lane blocked and it's slow on M1 southbound at J1, A406 (Staples Corner), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

SWR strike: Wheelie bin on train sparks concerns

On a day when South Western Railway (SWR) is experiencing severe overcrowding due to the start of a five-day strike, a number of commuters have wondered why a wheelie bin has been given a special place on one of its trains...

Other passengers have raised security concerns as it was not clear what was in the bin.

SWR later tweeted to say it was most likely transporting lost property to one of its station.

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Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise severe accident, at J16 for M40 J1A.

M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane blocked and queues on M25 anticlockwise at J16 M40 J1a, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M3 Surrey - One lane blocked on M3 southbound 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

Long queues due to SWR strike

People across the south region are experiencing delays due to a five-day South Western Railway (SWR) strike.

The strike will likely see services in and out of London disrupted or cancelled as the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) walk out in protest at SWR's "failure" to guarantee the future role of guards.

BBC reporter Tarah Welsh posted a video of long queues outside Surbiton station caused by the strike, which will end at 23:59 BST on Saturday.

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Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, from J31 for A282 Lakeside to J1A for A282.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and queues on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise from J31, A282 (Lakeside) to J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), 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 anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, after J20 for A41 Watford Road.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise after J20, A41 (Kings Langley), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Royal Ascot set to kick off

Five days of top horse racing at Royal Ascot kicks off today.

The event will see the annual attendance of the Queen, whose arrival will be announced by a colourful procession of open-top carriages along the racecourse.

Racegoers heading to Ascot have been urged to allow extra time for travel as a five-day strike begins.

South Western Railway has told passengers that while services may be disrupted they will still be running.

Queen at Ascot
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The Queen attends the event every year

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed on M25 clockwise from J24, A111 (Potters Bar) to J25, A10 (Enfield), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

MP supports train guards strike

Labour MP Ian Mearns has joined a picket line this morning in support of striking South Western Railway (SWR) workers.

RMT said staff had been left with "no choice" but to strike, and accused SWR of failing to guarantee guard roles.

SWR said the action was "unnecessary" and it was "cynical" of the union to target events such as Royal Ascot, which will start later.

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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A331.

M3 Surrey - M3 in Hampshire lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Today's weather: Dry, bright start, rain later

BBC Weather

A dry start with some brightness.

However, through the day cloud will thicken and showery rain will move in from the south, some spells could be on the heavy side.

Maximum Temperature: 16C to 19C (61F to 66F).

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 J12 and J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - Lane blocked on M3 southbound between J2 M25 J12 and 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

Travel update: SWR strike and Thameslink delays

Rob Oxley

BBC Radio London, Travel reporter

Today is the first day of five days of industrial action on South Western Railway. They are running a reduced timetable across the network.

No service on the Shepperton Line and replacement buses running to Hampton Court. A half hourly service is running to Ascot (it’s usually every 15 minutes).

Southeastern and Thameslink have 20 minute delays on the Dartford line after a signal failure.

For the latest updates follow @BBCTravelAlert

London stabbing: 'He was my amazing brother'
Emotional tributes are paid to Cheyon Evans, 18, the 59th person killed in violence in London this year.

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M25 anticlockwise after 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: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J12 for A5120 Harlington Road.

M1 Bedfordshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J12, A5120 (Flitwick), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A302 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A302 London southbound severe disruption, from A3200 Addington Street to B300 Baylis Road.

A302 London - A302 Westminster Bridge Road in Waterloo closed out of town from the A3200 Addington Street junction to Lambeth North Station, because of resurfacing work.

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