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Severe disruption: A100 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A100 London both ways severe disruption, between A200 Tooley Street and A1203 East Smithfield.

A100 London - A100 Tower Bridge in City of London closed and delays in both directions between the A200 Tooley Street junction and Tower Hill, because of a police investigation.

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Brent names new assistant chief exec

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Shazia Hussain
Brent Council
Shazia Hussain

Brent Council has appointed a new assistant chief executive.

Shazia Hussain was chosen by an interview panel led by councillors from the borough’s Labour and Conservative groups.

She previously worked at Tower Hamlets Council for 15 years where she held several director-level roles in customer service, strategic partnerships and culture, learning and leisure.

Ms Hussain said: “I am really excited about joining Brent. The council has set out a bold plan to build a better Brent in its borough plan and I am looking forward to working with the senior management team, elected members and council colleagues to deliver on those ambitions.

“Two of my priorities will be to ensure that we enable residents and communities to be active participants in decision making and that we are able to support local communities and the voluntary sector to access funding and generate income to deliver local projects.”

Working with chief executive Carolyn Downs, she will formally start her role in January.

Police review incident between officer and Leeds fan

BBC Sport

An incident involving an altercation between a Leeds United supporter and a police officer after Saturday’s game at Millwall is being reviewed by the Metropolitan Police’s directorate of professional standards.

Millwall's New Den stadium before their game against Leeds United

A video has emerged appearing to show a Leeds fan being struck in the face while police tried to maintain order as supporters left the New Den.

The Met says it is working to establish the full circumstances of what took place.

Millwall won the Championship match 2-1 and three arrests were made in total.

Severe accident: A11 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A11 London both ways severe accident, from B108 New Road to A107 Cambridge Heath Road.

A11 London - A11 Whitechapel Road in Tower Hamlets closed and it's slow in both directions from the B108 New Road junction to the A107 Cambridge Heath Road junction, because of an accident.

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