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Met Police announces winners of picture competition

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Mia Clarke, 13, from Fulham Cross Girls’ School, won the key stage three category

Winners of a schools art competition to celebrate 100 years of women in the Metropolitan Police Service have been announced.

The winner of the oldest age group, Mia Clarke, painted a representation of police women from five different eras, stretching from 1919 to the present day.

She said: “My artwork represents the journey which police women went through.

"They are looking either way at one another as a sign of gratitude and respect."

The other winners were Joshua Dunn and Anna Orphanou for key stage one and two respectively.

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Anna Orphanou, aged nine, from Green St Primary School, won the key stage two category

The contest, which was launched at the start of the year and ran until the end of April, attracted 270 entries from children from 34 schools across London.

Det Supt Jane Corrigan, who led the competition, said: “We were so impressed by the quality and range of entries, which made judging them very tricky."

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Joshua Dunn, aged six, from St. James R.C. Primary, won the key stage one category

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe accident, at J2 for M25 J12.

M3 Surrey - M3 lane closed on exit slip road and it's very slow northbound at J2 M25 J12, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A4 London Road.

M4 Berkshire - M4 lane blocked on exit slip road westbound at J5, A4 (Langley), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Woman, 83, in hospital after William and Kate convoy crash

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An elderly woman is in a serious condition in hospital after a road accident involving the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's police escort.

Prince William and Kate were travelling from London to Windsor when the woman, 83, was hurt on Monday.

The accident involved a marked police motorbike in the convoy, and the police watchdog is now investigating.

Kensington Palace said the royal couple are "deeply concerned and saddened" and have been in touch with the woman.

The woman - who is called Irene, according to the palace - was taken to hospital in a critical condition following the collision on Upper Richmond Road in Richmond, south-west London at around 12:50 BST on 17 June.

She is now in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Severe disruption: M4 London eastbound

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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 disruption: A3 London northbound

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A3 London northbound severe disruption, at Hook Rise South.

A3 London - One lane blocked, severe delays and queues for four miles on A3 into town in Hook at Hook Junction, because of a car that's broken down. Congestion to A244 (Esher Common Roundabout). Travel time is 70 minutes.

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Severe disruption: A3216 London southbound

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A3216 London southbound severe disruption, from A3217 Kings Road to Turks Row.

A3216 London - A3216 Lower Sloane Street in Chelsea closed southbound from the A3217 Kings Road junction to the Turks Row junction, because of a gas leak. Diversion in operation - bus routes 11, 211, 137, 360 and 452 are being diverted.

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J13 for A30 Staines By Pass to J12 for M3.

M25 Surrey - One lane blocked on M25 anticlockwise from J13, A30 (Staines) to J12 M3, 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

Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise severe accident, from J16 for M40 to J15 for M4.

M25 Buckinghamshire - Three lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J16 M40 to J15 M4, because of an accident involving lorry and car. Congestion to J17 A412 (Maple Cross).

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Severe disruption: M1 London southbound

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M1 London southbound severe disruption, before J1 for A406 North Circular.

M1 London - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M1 southbound before J1, A406 (Staples Corner), because of a broken down van.

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

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M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on entry slip road clockwise at J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of a car that's broken down.

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Severe accident: A3036 London eastbound

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A3036 London eastbound severe accident, from Harbut Road to Strath Terrace.

A3036 London - A3036 St Johns Hill in Wandsworth closed eastbound from the Harbut Road junction to the Strath Terrace junction, because of an accident.

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London Underground: 'A stranger tried to kill me'
Tobias French was nearly killed when a stranger tried to push him in front of an oncoming train.

Severe accident: A4 London eastbound

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A4 London eastbound severe accident, at White Horse Street.

A4 London - One lane closed on A4 Piccadilly eastbound in St James's at the White Horse Street junction, because of an accident involving bus.

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Severe accident: A217 London both ways

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A217 London both ways severe accident, from St Marks Road to A236 Upper Green East.

A217 London - A217 London Road in Mitcham closed and it's slow in both directions from the St Marks Road junction to the A236 Upper Green East junction, because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J10 for A3 to J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) to J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of a break down. Congestion to Cobham Services.

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MP 'disappointed' over Heathrow masterplan

Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, has said he is "disappointed Heathrow Airport is going ahead with a plan to build a third runway."

A "masterplan" published today proposes to the runway by 2026 and complete its expansion by 2050.

The plan includes diverting rivers, moving roads and rerouting the M25 through a tunnel under the new runway.

Heathrow's expansion has faced fierce opposition, but the airport says it has engaged with local communities and other stakeholders.

The proposals are now open to public consultation until 13 September.

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Man arrested over abduction of boy, eight

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A crime scene was in place in and around Burgess Park on Monday

A man has been arrested on suspicion of abducting an eight-year-old boy in Burgess Park in south-east London and kicking and spitting at the officers who tried to detain him.

Police were called to the park in Walworth after reports of a missing child at about 17:20 yesterday.

When officers found the boy, he was in the company of a man not known to him.

A 24-year-old man who was identified as the suspect, ran from police, resisted arrest and attacked officers by kicking and spitting at them.

He was eventually arrested on suspicion of kidnap, two counts of assault on police, common assault, failing to appear at court and for being wanted in relation to a separate matter outside of London.

He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody for questioning. The boy has since been reunited with his family.

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 J12 and J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J2 M25 J12 and J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 London southbound

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M1 London southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A406 North Circular.

M1 London - One lane blocked and it's slow on M1 southbound at J1, A406 (Staples Corner), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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

M3 Surrey - One lane blocked on M3 southbound from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Long queues due to SWR strike

People across the south region are experiencing delays due to a five-day South Western Railway (SWR) strike.

The strike will likely see services in and out of London disrupted or cancelled as the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) walk out in protest at SWR's "failure" to guarantee the future role of guards.

BBC reporter Tarah Welsh posted a video of long queues outside Surbiton station caused by the strike, which will end at 23:59 BST on Saturday.

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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 J12 and J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - Lane blocked on M3 southbound between J2 M25 J12 and J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

London stabbing: 'He was my amazing brother'
Emotional tributes are paid to Cheyon Evans, 18, the 59th person killed in violence in London this year.

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, after J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed and it's slow on M3 northbound after J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down.

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