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Hospital wards closed after subsidence

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Hillingdon Hospital has closed two children’s wards and a paediatric facility after advice from structural engineers over subsidence in the building.

Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Sarah Tedford said the move was a precaution.

She said: “This is an unfortunate legacy of our ageing estate, which is why we have worked hard to try to secure the funding not only for a new hospital but for interim repairs and maintenance.”

The closures saw children on the in-patient Peter Pan ward, out-patient Tinkerbell ward, and those in the Wendy paediatric facilities at Hillingdon Hospital moved.

A trust statement stated: “The new Executive Team at the Trust has been working with experts to understand the various significant issues affecting its estate both at Hillingdon and Mount Vernon hospitals.

“This area of the hospital has been monitored closely for some time, and subsidence has been a recognised issue. “Now, the most recent expert advice has resulted in this action, for the safety of the youngest patients.”

The Trust said parents and carers have been informed of the measures and the reasons behind them.

“Trust staff will start to relocate in-patients to the main hospital soon, and outpatient clinics will be held elsewhere at Hillingdon Hospital, with other measures put in place as required.”

Severe disruption: B323 London both ways

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B323 London both ways severe disruption, from B326 Marsham Street to Regency Street.

B323 London - B323 Horseferry Road in Westminster closed and queues in both directions from the B326 Marsham Street junction to the Regency Street junction, because of Extinction Rebellion a demonstration.

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London's weather: Cloudy but mostly dry

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Cloudy to start, but gradually becoming bright with sunny spells.

Most places will stay dry.

Top temperature: 19C (64F).

Severe accident: M25 Kent clockwise

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M25 Kent clockwise severe accident, from J3 for M20 to J4 for .

M25 Kent - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise from J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) to J4, Orpington, because of an accident.

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Esports are now being taught in schools and universities.
As gaming continues to grow in popularity, esports is being offered as a subject in schools and universities.

Severe accident: A205 London both ways

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A205 London both ways severe accident, from A215 Norwood Road to Lancaster Avenue.

A205 London - A205 South Circular in Tulse Hill closed and delays in both directions from Tulse Hill Gyratory to the Lancaster Avenue junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Crown and Sceptre traffic lights on the eastbound.

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Severe accident: A23 London northbound

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A23 London northbound severe accident, at Brighton Road.

A23 London - A23 Brighton Road in Purley blocked and queues northbound at the Brighton Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Coulsdon Town Station.

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Severe accident: A215 London northbound

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A215 London northbound severe accident, at John Ruskin Street.

A215 London - A215 Camberwell Road in Camberwell closed and it's slow northbound at the John Ruskin Street junction, because of an accident.

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Youth workers deployed in hospitals to combat violence

A £4m investment will embed youth workers in hospitals to combat violence, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced.

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Youth workers will be based in five A&E wards, in areas with high levels of victims of violent crime:

  • Newham General Hospital in Plaistow
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich
  • Croydon University Hospital
  • University Hospital Lewisham
  • Whittington Hospital, covering Islington and Haringey

Placing the workers in the A&E departments allows them to intervene and engage with young people quicker, the mayor's office said.

Director of London’s Violence Reduction Unit, Lib Peck, said: “Young people tell me that the youth workers are often a significant relationship in their lives and that it’s the point that they are introduced to new opportunities and diverted away from crime."

The funding announcement follows a stabbing incident in a butcher's shop in Tottenham on Sunday, where two men were injured.

BreakingDriver who ploughed into police outside Parliament jailed

Salih Khater who ploughed into police and cyclists outside Parliament, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years.

Severe disruption: A4206 London both ways

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A4206 London both ways severe disruption, near Porchester Road.

A4206 London - A4206 Bishops Bridge Road in Bayswater blocked and queues in both directions near the Porchester Road junction, because of a vehicle on fire. Diversion in operation - busroutes 7, 23, 27 and 36 are being diverted.

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Becoming a qualified beekeper at 17

TJ is seventeen and wants to be a qualified beekeeper.

TJ Cunningham has become a qualified beekeeper at just 17-years-old.

Initially torn between getting chickens or bees, Mr Cunningham decided to keep bees for environmental reasons.

"Bees are quite obviously essential to our environment, but sadly their numbers are declining. So beekeeping is quite a good way to combat this," Mr Cunningham said.

His aim is to one day represent England at the International Meeting of Young Beekeepers.

Extinction Rebellion block Bank Junction

Bank Junction
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Climate Activists have closed Bank Junction, forcing 17 bus routes on to diverted routes.

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists set up camp in the junction to "block routes that financial district workers take to work".

Since 21 May 2017 only buses and cyclists have been allowed to use Bank junction on weekdays from 07:00 to 19:00.

In a statement the group said the action was to "highlight the far greater disruption faced by those living in the environments systematically being destroyed by UK backed companies".

City of London Police said a "policing plan" is in place "which will be proactive in ensuring any impact on our communities is minimised as much as possible".

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J4 for to J3 for M20.

M25 Kent - One lane closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J4, Orpington to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of a car on fire.

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Severe disruption: A102 London southbound

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

A102 London - It's slow on A102 Blackwall Tunnel southbound in Poplar from the A13 East India Dock Road junction to the A2203 Blackwall Lane junction, because of pedestrian in the tunnel earlier. All lanes have been re-opened.

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Severe accident: A2 London westbound

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A2 London westbound severe accident, from A2208 St James's Road to B215 Trafalgar Avenue.

A2 London - A2 Old Kent Road in Bermondsey closed westbound from Canal Bridge Interchange to the B215 Trafalgar Avenue junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - affecting bus routes 21, 53, 78 and 172.

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Severe disruption: London both ways

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London both ways severe disruption, around Central London.

London - Delays on Roads around the Central London junction, because of a temporary closure and a demonstration.

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Severe accident: A2 London both ways

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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.

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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.

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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 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 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.

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