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Carabao Cup draw to be held in London supermarket

BBC Sport

John Barnes
EFL

After being held in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City in the past two seasons, the Carabao Cup first-round draw for the 2019-20 campaign will take place a little closer to home - in a London supermarket.

Seventy clubs will discover their first-round opponents when ex-England midfielders John Barnes and Ray Parlour make the draw at the Colindale branch of Morrisons at 19:00 BST on Thursday.

It is approximately three miles from Wembley Stadium, where the final will be played on 1 March, 2020.

The English Football League's attempt to promote the competition internationally has led to draws taking place in China, Thailand and Vietnam in recent seasons.

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, from J2 for A2 to J3 for M20 J1.

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

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Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, from J1B for A282 to J1A for A282.

M25 Kent - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J1b, A282 (Dartford) to J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), because of an accident.

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

Video released of journey on Northern Line extension

Local Democracy Reporting Service

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The first major extension to the Tube since the 1990s is on track to be finished on time, and Transport for London (TfL) has released a video of the first successful train journey along the line.

It is hoped the extension to the Northern Line, between Kennington and the new station in Battersea via another new station in Nine Elms, will be open by September 2021.

This will coincide with the wider regeneration of the area, which will bring 20,000 new homes by 2030.

Stuart Harvey, TfL’s director of major projects, said: “Running a train through the new section of railway tunnel is an exciting moment and demonstrates the hard work of hundreds of men and women who are working around the clock to build the first new Tube extension in two decades.

“The Northern Line Extension will support jobs, homes and growth in one of the most exciting new destinations in London, help keep pace with the capital’s rising population, and is creating jobs through the supply chain across the UK.”

The work will mean it would take just 15 minutes to get to the City or the West End, when currently it can take more than half an hour with a journey split between the bus and the Tube.

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership said: “We welcome the announcement of a clear timeline for the Northern Line Extension to Battersea and Nine Elms.

“The new Tube stations will provide a vital route into the heart of the Vauxhall Nine Elms and Battersea opportunity area, unlocking the growth potential of this river-front district and connecting it directly with the rest of central London.

“This extension is part of an extensive package of infrastructure work being delivered, including a new riverboat pier and road improvements to Nine Elms Lane and the wider neighbourhood, all funded by £1.5 billion investment going into the area.”

Nine Elms Tube entrance
TfL

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, from J26 for A121 to J27 for M11 J6.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 clockwise from J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) to J27 M11 J6, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: A215 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A215 London both ways severe disruption, from Spa Hill to Downsview Road.

A215 London - A215 Beulah Hill in Upper Norwood closed in both directions from the Spa Hill junction to the Downsview Road junction, because of a serious fire. Diversion in operation - London Bus Routes Affected: 196, 249, 468.

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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A308 Staines Road East Sunbury.

M3 Surrey - M3 in London lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J1, A308 (Sunbury), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

Flying restriction set above Ascot

A regulation restricting flying near Royal Ascot is in place all this week.

No aircraft will be permitted below 2,000ft.

Thames Valley Police said the restriction also covered the use of drones.

Ch Supt Gavin Wong, tactical commander for the policing operation, said: "This Restriction of Flying Regulation is a routine measure for a large scale event such as this.

"It is part of the broad range of security measures that are in place to deliver a safe, secure and enjoyable week for everyone."

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Severe disruption: M4 London eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 London eastbound severe disruption, at J3 for A312 The Parkway Hayes.

M4 London - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow eastbound at J3, A312 (Hayes), because of a break down.

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Severe accident: A205 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A205 London both ways severe accident, from Graemesdyke Avenue to A305 Upper Richmond Road West.

A205 London - A205 South Circular in North Sheen closed and queues in both directions from the Graemesdyke Avenue junction to the A305 Upper Richmond Road West junction, because of an accident.

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

Afternoon weather: Sunny spells and warm

BBC Weather

It will be largely dry this afternoon but with rather extensive areas of cloud at times.

However, some sunny spells could break through at times.

Maximum Temperature: 18C to 21C (64F to 70F).

Royal Garter procession at Windsor

The annual Garter Day procession, where The Queen and the Knights process in grand velvet robes, glistening insignia and plumed hats takes place today.

The spectacle, involving the monarch and order members, takes place in the throne room of Windsor Castle.

After a lunch, all process on foot to a service in St George's Chapel.

Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the streets to see the parade.

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Nandem, the 80-year-old 'Grime Gran'

Eighty-year-old Margaret Keefe has been helping grandson grime videographer Risky Roadz from the start.

Over the years she's become friends with some of London's most popular grime stars after Risky - aka Roony Keefe, who now produces videos about their musical partnership - invited them home.

Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M25 London - One lane closed on M25 clockwise from J25, A10 (Enfield) to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), 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 Essex anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J27 for M11 to J26 for A121.

M25 Essex - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J27 M11 to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A105 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A105 London both ways severe disruption, at Courcy Road.

A105 London - A105 High Road in Wood Green blocked and queues in both directions at the Courcy Road junction, because of a fire at a building.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A308 Staines Road East Sunbury.

M3 Surrey - M3 in London lane closed on exit slip road into town at J1, A308 (Sunbury), 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

Watch: Latest news headlines

BBC London News

Tolu Adeoye has this morning's top stories for from the BBC London newsroom.

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 slow 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

Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, at J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow clockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe disruption, from J23 for A1 to J24 for A111 Stagg Hill.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M25 clockwise from J23 A1(M) J1 South Mimms 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: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J17 for A412 Denham Way.

M25 Hertfordshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise at J17, A412 (Maple Cross), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, from J4 for to J5 for M26.

M25 Kent - One lane closed and it's slow on M25 clockwise from J4, Orpington to J5 M26, because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: M25 London clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 London clockwise severe accident, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 London - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of an accident involving two cars. Congestion to J13 A30 (Staines).

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

Travel: All good on the Underground

BBC London Travel

BBC Radio London Travel

There's a good service on the London Underground this morning while there is no Woolwich Ferry service today because of industrial action.

In Stratford, part of West Ham Lane is sealed off because of a murder investigation and Westminster Bridge Road is closed southbound from Waterloo to Lambeth North for repairs to a burst water main.

Keep up-to-date with BBC London Travel.

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J9 for A243.

M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow clockwise at J9, A243 (Leatherhead), because of a break down.

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

BBC London Live updates on 17 June

BBC London News

Good morning.

We'll be bringing you updates of all the latest news, sport, travel and weather in London until 18:00.

If you would like to get in touch, you can tweet, email or leave a message on our Facebook page.

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M25 anticlockwise before 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: A4200 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A4200 London southbound severe disruption, from A40 Vernon Place to A40 High Holborn.

A4200 London - A4200 Southampton Row in Holborn closed and queues southbound from the A40 Vernon Place junction to the A40 High Holborn junction, because of overrunning roadworks.

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

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

BBC News Travel

M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A20.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 westbound at J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Today's local news website headlines

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The Argus: Meeting to fight Moulsecoomb Primary School academy plans

Kent Online: British Transplant Games medallist Nicky Clifford celebrates 25 years since kidney transplant

Get Surrey: Dog abandoned in Woking still waiting for right owner after 'heart-breaking' 600 days in care

Chichester Observer: Chichester residents respond to calls for them to 'help keep our high street alive'

Eastbourne Herald: Weather warning as Sussex prepares for series of 'high impact' thunderstorms

Crawley and Horley Observer: Campaign promoting West Sussex to visitors shifts up a gear

Mid Sussex Times: Access changes to plan for 500 Hassocks homes

Brighton and Hove News: Arsonists start another fire at derelict building in Hove

Brighton and Hove Independent: Council seeks flat blocks for temporary housing in Brighton and Hove

Worthing Herald: David Walliams’ Worthing Children’s Parade appearance in pictures

Hastings Observer: Hughie's Supercar Sunday in pictures

Inside the world of grass roots football

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

They’ve got passion, dedication, and love for the game – but how will semi-professional team Punjab United cope with their toughest season yet?

Find out on BBC One, tonight at 19:30.

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and Clacket Lane Services.

M25 Kent - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and Clacket Lane Services, because of a car on fire.

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

Severe accident: M25 London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 London anti-clockwise severe accident, between J29 for A127 Southend Arterial Road Romford and J28 for A12 Brentwood.

M25 London - Temporary closure and stationary on M25 anticlockwise between J29, A127 (Romford) and J28, A12 (Brentwood), because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

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.

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 York Road to B300 Baylis Road.

A302 London - A302 Westminster Bridge Road in Waterloo closed southbound from the A3200 York Road junction to Lambeth North Station, because of a burst water pipe.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey both ways

BBC News Travel

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

M3 Surrey - Two lanes closed on M3 from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a police investigation.

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