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Severe roadworks: A40 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A40 London both ways severe roadworks, from Western Avenue to B456.

A40 London - Two lanes closed on A40 Western Avenue in both directions in Greenford from the Western Avenue junction to Medway Underpass, because of roadworks during the night. Traffic is coping well.

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

Grenfell Tower fire: Survivors and families mark second anniversary
Londoners remember the devastation of the Grenfell Tower fire across the capital.

Severe disruption: London both ways

BBC News Travel

London both ways severe disruption, around Wembley Stadium.

London - Delays on Roads in Wembley around the Wembley Stadium junction, because of Spice Girls Concert. Congestion to Surrounding routes, affecting traffic through Wembley, Brent Park, Brent Cross, Park Royal, Neasden, Stonebridge, Harrow and parts of Harlesden and Acton.

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

Part-time roles offered to police officers

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New police constable recruits will be able to join the service in a part-time role, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has announced

From November, new recruits will be able to complete their police training part-time and hit the streets of London in a part-time role.

The Met believes it is the first police service in the UK to make this offer and hopes it will make the role more attractive to those who may consider a career in policing but feel unable to because of family or other commitments.

“The case for doing this was clear - we know that one of the obstacles stopping some people from fulfilling their dream of becoming a police officer has been the lack of flexibility in how they have to train and balance their family life. We will continue to break down barriers where we know they exist, as we strive to open up a career in policing with the Met to even more people."

Cressida DickCommissioner

Severe disruption: M40 Buckinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Buckinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A40 Western Avenue.

M40 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed and it's very slow on M40 southbound at J1, A40 (Denham Roundabout), because of a vehicle on fire.

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

Barking fire: 'The whole thing was an inferno'
Twenty flats were destroyed and another 10 have been damaged after a fire engulfed a building in east London.

Two more teens charged with Battersea murder

Iderval da Silva
Met Police

Two more teenagers have been charged with the murder of a Brazilian man who died Battersea.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Thursday after he was arrested and charged the previous day for the murder of Iderval da Silva.

The Metropolitan Police said he has been remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on 10 July.

The other teenager - a 17-year-old male, who also cannot be named - was arrested and charged with murder on Thursday and is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Mr da Silva, 46, was found by emergency services with a head injury on Charlotte Despard Avenue at about 16:30 on 25 May.

He died in hospital three days later.

Jaden Richards, 19, of Strasburg Road, Wandsworth, was charged with Mr da Silva's murder on 31 May.

Mike Thalassitis: Love Island star 'will be dearly missed'
Mike Thalassitis's family gave a statement about the reality star following an inquest into his death.