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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, after J6 for A22.

M25 Surrey - Two lanes blocked and queues on M25 anticlockwise after J6, A22 (Godstone), because of debris on the road.

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Your Questions Answered: What time do polling stations open and close?

Your Questions Answered
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Throughout the general election we will be answering your questions about this year's poll.

Lucie, 18, from north west London, has asked: What time do polling stations open and close?

Polling stations will open at 07:00 GMT and close at 22:00 GMT on 12 December.

This content was powered by people’s questions to the BBC’s Your Questions Answered. You can take part by submitting your questions here or emailing yourquestions@bbc.co.uk.

Today's South East news website headlines

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The Argus: Suspected brothel Brighton Belles shut down in Waterloo Street

Kent Online: Owner of Vivid nightclub in Herne Bay stabbed in stomach thought he had been punched

Get Surrey: The homeless man who went from sleeping rough to helping others

Chichester Observer: Prolific Chichester shoplifter given prison sentence

Eastbourne Herald: Upset over Eastbourne’s free coat rack for homeless

Crawley and Horley Observer: Drivers queueing for 45 minutes to get into East Surrey Hospital

Worthing Herald: Wick police search: Suspect still at large after early morning break-in

Mid Sussex Times: Strangest items dumped at Sussex tip revealed by worker... including a dead horse

Brighton & Hove News: Brighton and Hove councillors ask for more detail about academy trust

Hastings Observer: St Leonards teenagers arrested for hoax call claiming gun pulled at party

Brighton & Hove Independent: Record-breaking tea party celebrates funding for Eastbourne homeless services

Today's South East news website headlines

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The Argus: Brighton Station taxi rank move put in place

Kent Online: Former engine sheds are step closer to becoming Netflix and Amazon film studios

Get Surrey: Man, 60, who died in A25 crash near Dorking named by police

Chichester Observer: Tyson Fury visits Chichester

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne resident answers door to man armed with a gun 'pointed in his direction'

Crawley and Horley Observer: Bognor Regis unites to commemorate fallen troops on Remembrance Sunday 2019

Worthing Herald: ‘Unsustainable’ Worthing gym dropped by South Downs Leisure for FIT4 programme

Mid Sussex Times: Sussex woman admits live-streaming child sexual abuse

Brighton & Hove News: Police reassure Jewish community that ‘red paint’ thrown on synagogue was just a drink

Hastings Observer: Teenage shoplifter who assaulted police at Ravenside had offensive weapon and cocaine

Brighton & Hove Independent: Gunshot heard after man attacked in Sussex town

Severe accident: A105 London both ways

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A105 London both ways severe accident, from Commerce Road to Earlham Grove.

A105 London - A105 High Road in Wood Green blocked and queues in both directions from the Commerce Road junction to the Earlham Grove junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - bus routes 121, 141, 232, 329 and 629 are being diverted.

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London's weather: A bright and clear day

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A largely bright and clear day with plenty of sunshine during the afternoon and light winds throughout the day.

Tonight will see skies clouding over with rain pushing in from the west, some of which may turn heavy at times.

Maximum Temperature: 6C to 9C (43F to 48F).

Severe disruption: London both ways

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London both ways severe disruption, from A240 Surbiton Hill Road to King Charles Road.

London - Lamberts Road in Surbiton closed in both directions from the A240 Surbiton Hill Road junction to the King Charles Road junction, because of a burst water pipe.

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Severe accident: A3212 London both ways

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A3212 London both ways severe accident, at A3203.

A3212 London - A3212 Millbank in Westminster blocked and queues in both directions at the A3203 junction, because of an accident. On the roundabout.

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Severe accident: A25 Kent both ways

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A25 Kent both ways severe accident, from Church Road to A233 Beggars Lane.

A25 Kent - A25 Brasted Road in Brasted blocked and queues in both directions from the Church Road junction to the A233 Beggars Lane junction, because of an accident involving four vehicles.

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Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, at J7 for A249 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - M20 exit slip road partially blocked and it's very slow eastbound at J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of an accident involving two cars.

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Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J9 for A20 Fougeres Way to J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle.

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 westbound from J9, A20 (Ashford) to J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe accident: A3036 London northbound

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A3036 London northbound severe accident, from Vauxhall Cross to Glasshouse Walk.

A3036 London - A3036 Albert Embankment in Vauxhall closed and it's slow northbound from the Vauxhall Cross junction to the Glasshouse Walk junction, because of an accident.

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Grass artwork to celebrate birth of British cinema

Animation students from the University of Westminster have revealed a 50 metre sq long grass artwork of the Lumiere Brothers to kick off the 125th anniversary celebration of the university being known as "the birthplace of British cinema".

In 1896, the Lumiere Brothers showed the moving film of a train to a paying audience in Britain at the University’s Regent Street Cinema.

It was the first time a moving film was shown to an audience in Great Britain.

At the university’s Harrow Campus, the students arranged and pegged down square masking sheets like pixels within a grid according to a map sketched on graph paper.

The portrait will be visible for around two weeks, when the lawn will gradually return to green.

As part of the project, schools across London will be encouraged to create their own photographic prints on their lawns.

Grass artwork of Lumiere Brothers
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Kerrie Portman, Animation BA student, said: "Film-making and digital entertainment is now done predominantly with technology, so it's nice to celebrate their anniversary by integrating the organic life-cycle of grass.”

Taxi driver jailed for sexual assault

An Uber driver who sexually assaulted an "utterly defenceless" woman passenger as she leaned out of his cab door to vomit has been jailed for 16 months.

Temur Shah, 45, of Park Crescent, Harrow, groped the 27-year-old woman's through her clothing after picking her up from the West End in January 2018.

Isleworth Crown Court heard his passenger said she felt unwell during the journey, and that Shah suggested she move into the front seat.

Kate Blumgart, prosecuting, said that since the incident the victim had difficulty getting into taxis and was fearful that Shah knew where she lived.

"She recently had a panic attack in a mini-cab with her husband."

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's taxi and private hire policing team used a combination of CCTV and GPS data from Uber to identify Shah as the suspect

He was convicted of sexual assault in January 2019, following a trial that lasted one week.

PC injured during traffic stop returns to work

PC Stuart Outten
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A police officer who was allegedly attacked with a machete during a traffic stop in east London has returned to work.

PC Stuart Outten, 28, suffered injuries to his head and hand after stopping a van in Leyton just after midnight on 8 August.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that PC Outten had attended an officer safety training assessment on Monday, and that Tuesday was his first day back on duty.

The constable, who followed his father into the police service, received hundreds of cards and messages of support as he recovered from his injuries.

Muhammad Rodwan, 56, who is accused of carrying out the attack denies attempted murder and possession of a machete. He will face trial at the Old Bailey on 14 January.

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J26 for A121 to J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road.

M25 Essex - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) to J25, A10 (Enfield), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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Lorry crashes into West Dulwich railway bridge

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The lorry crashed into a railway bridge on Thurlow Road, West Dulwich, shortly before 08:30 GMT, causing significant traffic disruption on the South Circular.

London Fire Brigade said firefighters "ensured that the scene was safe" and "local specialist recovery crews were send to the scene to help release the vehicle".

Nobody was injured in the crash.

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe accident, from J6 for A229 Maidstone to J5 for A20.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 westbound from J6, A229 (Maidstone) to J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

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M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, from J7 for A414 Canes Lane to J6 for M25 J27.

M11 Essex - One lane blocked on M11 southbound from J7, A414 (Harlow) to J6 M25 J27, because of vehicle having a tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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New club 'to put Croydon on cultural and musical map'

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A new 500-capacity club and will soon open in Croydon town centre.

Phase is expected to open in December on the site of former strip club Hustler Club which closed suddenly back in May this year.

The new club in Crown Hill will be run by Lambeth Group – the team behind Brixton’s Prince of Wales.

It is expected to open until 04:00 on Friday and Saturday nights with two dedicated club rooms as well as a studio.

The owners also plan on opening up the venue for mid-week live music and comedy shows.

Phase also plans to partner with organisations and charities to offer out its studio and stage space to local groups.

Managing director for the company, Wayne Saunders, said: “We’re committed to offering a platform for emerging artists and a hub for established acts from the underground electronic music scene, as well as developing a performance space for local and London-wide talent from spoken word, cabaret, comedy and live music.

“Alongside this programme, we’ll also be working with local music charities such as Grooveschool to help develop young people’s skills in DJ and music production.”

Severe accident: A4204 London both ways

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A4204 London both ways severe accident, at Berkeley Gardens.

A4204 London - A4204 Kensington Church Street in Kensington blocked and queues in both directions at the Berkeley Gardens junction, because of an accident.

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Severe accident: A104 London both ways

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A104 London both ways severe accident, from Salcombe Road to Avondale Road.

A104 London - A104 Lea Bridge Road in Leyton closed and it's very slow in both directions from the Salcombe Road junction to the Avondale Road junction, because of an accident involving car.

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Some facts about London's latest borough of culture

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Wembley Stadium is based in the borough

As Brent announces its programme of events as the London borough of culture for 2020, here are some facts about the area:

  • Brent, in the north-east of the capital, was formed in 1965 when the former boroughs of Wembley and Willesden were combined
  • The borough is named after the River Brent, which flows through the area and previously marked the boundary between the two boroughs.
  • When referring to a river, the word Brent is old English meaning "sacred waters"
  • The borough's most famous landmarks are Wembley Stadium, the home of English football, and Wembley Arena, a former swimming pool which became a major entertainment area
  • It is also home to Europe's largest Hindu temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir otherwise known as Neasden Temple
  • Famous figures who hail from Brent include actor Riz Ahmed, author Zadie Smith, model Twiggy, drummer Keith Moon and singer Mutya Buena
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Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J9 for A20 Fougeres Way to J8 for A20 Ashford Road Leeds Castle.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 westbound from J9, A20 (Ashford) to J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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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.

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Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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

M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe accident: A114 London both ways

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A114 London both ways severe accident, from Lancaster Road to B165 Plashet Road.

A114 London - A114 Stopford Road in West Ham closed and it's slow in both directions from the Lancaster Road junction to the B165 Plashet Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - bus routes 325 and 678 are being diverted.

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Teenage boy stabbed in Barking

A teenage boy has been rushed to hospital after he was stabbed in east London.

The boy was found in North Street, Barking, at about 19:30 on Monday by police officers who had been called to the scene.

His condition is not yet known.

Three people have been arrested.

It comes as another teenage boy was stabbed Monday afternoon in Edgware.

The 16-year-old was rushed to hospital after the attack in Watling Park.

No-one has been arrested and his condition is not yet known.

Severe disruption: A205 London both ways

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A205 London both ways severe disruption, from A215 Norwood Road to Avenue Park Road.

A205 London - A205 South Circular in Tulse Hill closed and queues in both directions from Tulse Hill Gyratory to the Avenue Park Road junction, because of The bridge has been hit. Diversion in operation - bus routes 201 and P13 are being diverted.

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London's weather: Bright and breezy today, with a few showers.

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A bright and breezy morning with spells of sunshine, but cloud may build in the afternoon to bring a few rain showers down from the north.

Maximum Temperature: 5C to 8C (41F to 46F).

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

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M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, at J1A for A206 Bob Dunn Way.

M25 Kent - M25 lane closed on entry slip road clockwise at J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe accident: A127 London eastbound

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A127 London eastbound severe accident, from Ardleigh Green Road to Wingletye Lane.

A127 London - A127 Southend Arterial Road in Harold Wood closed and queues eastbound from the Ardleigh Green Road junction to the Wingletye Lane junction, because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex northbound

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M23 West Sussex northbound severe disruption, from J9 for to M25 J7.

M23 West Sussex - One lane closed on M23 northbound in Surrey from J9, Gatwick Airport to M25 J7, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe accident: A1010 London both ways

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A1010 London both ways severe accident, at Colyton Way.

A1010 London - A1010 Fore Street in Upper Edmonton blocked and queues in both directions at the Colyton Way junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - affecting bus routes 149, 259, 279 and 349.

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Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J1A for A206 to J31 for A1306 Lakeside.

M25 Kent - Two lanes closed and it's heavy on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise in Essex from J1a, A206 (Swanscombe) to J31, A1306 (Lakeside), because of emergency repairs.

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Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, from J3 for M26 to J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 eastbound from J3 M26 to J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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