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  1. Updates on Friday 15 June

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    Severe disruption: B2230 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    B2230 London both ways severe disruption, between Bushey Road and Crown Road.

    B2230 London - B2230 High Street in Sutton closed in both directions between the Bushey Road junction and the Crown Road junction, because of a police incident.

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

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    Severe accident: A1009 London both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1009 London both ways severe accident, from A112 Old Church Road to A1037 Waltham Way.

    A1009 London - A1009 Hall Lane in Highams Park closed in both directions from the A112 Old Church Road junction to the A1037 Waltham Way junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M4 London eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M4 London - M4 in Harlington lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic eastbound at J3, A312 (Heston), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Video content

    Video caption: Building London's new Clipper vessel

    The vessel will take to the Thames in 2019 and increase capacity by 8%.

  5. Evening weather: Clear spells

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry with a fair amount of cloud but also some clear spells still.

    A mild night with a brisk southerly breeze.

    Minimum Temperature: 7C to 10C (45F to 50F).

  6. Commuting taking longer, new study finds


    Commuting is getting longer, with rail passengers taking an average of over two hours a day travelling to and from the office, according to a new study.

    Research by the Trade Union Congress suggested that all forms of travel was taking longer than a decade ago, including:

    • Rail commuters face the longest journeys of an average two hours and 11 minutes a day, an increase of four minutes on 10 years ago
    • Drivers spend an average of 52 minutes, up three minutes, and bus users take 79 minutes a day getting to and from work, seven minutes more than a decade ago
    • Even the quickest forms of commuting were taking longer - cycling up by six minutes to 44 minutes a day and walking by two minutes to 29

    Black and ethnic minority people spent longer commuting than others, partly because they have lower pay and were more likely to take long bus journeys rather than faster options, said the report.

    TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "Journeys are too expensive, too slow and too unreliable. We should bring services back into public ownership.

    "And cuts to public funding for bus routes should be reversed."

    A Department for Transport spokeswoman said: "We know commuters want to make their journey as quickly and comfortably as possible.

    "That's why we're investing more than £48bn into our railways to cut journey times, increase service frequency and introduce new trains."

  7. Kieran Trippier withdraws from England squad with injury

    BBC Sport

    Kieran Trippier

    Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier has withdrawn with a groin injury from the England squad for the upcoming matches against the United States and Croatia.

    Trippier sustained the injury in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

    He reported to international duty at St. George's Park on Monday but has been sent back to his club.

    Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is the only other player to withdraw from Gareth Southgate's 28-man squad.

  8. TfL and Bosch launch 'green partnership'

    London congestion

    Transport for London (TfL) and Bosch will team up to explore how to reduce congestion and make vehicles greener.

    Technology and data from the two companies with small businesses and start-ups during an 18-month partnership.

    "Urban mobility" professionals from Bosch will be on had to share technical expertise, guidance and mentoring.

    The German engineering company is providing a space for innovation in Shoreditch, east London, where TfL and selected start-ups can collaborate.

    The pilot will aim to understand how data and technology can be used to solve key transport issues such as making vehicles greener, safer and more efficient, reducing congestion and encouraging more people to use public transport.

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "This initiative will foster closer working between London's tech sector and other leading tech cities.

    "If we are to use data and smart technology to help solve the biggest problems our city faces, it's crucial we take a more collaborative approach.

    "I see London's future as a global 'test-bed city' for civic innovation, where the best ideas are developed, amplified and scaled."

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    Severe disruption: A41 London southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A41 London southbound severe disruption, at North Circular Road.

    A41 London - A41 Hendon Way in Brent Cross blocked and queuing traffic southbound at Brent Cross Flyover, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  10. Today's photo of London

    BBC London News


    We used this wonderful photo by Jason Hawkes of the city's skyline 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