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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey both ways

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

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of Abandoned Vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey both ways

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

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 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: A4201 London eastbound

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A4201 London eastbound severe accident, at A40 Oxford Street.

A4201 London - A4201 Regent Street in West End blocked and queues eastbound at Oxford Circus, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M25 London anti-clockwise

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M25 London anti-clockwise severe accident, after J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 London - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise after J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of an accident involving a lorry. Congestion to before J16 (M40 interchange).

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

Severe disruption: M25 London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 London anti-clockwise severe disruption, after J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 London - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise after J14, A3113 (Heathrow).

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

Severe accident: M25 London clockwise

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

M25 London - Temporary closure and stationary on M25 clockwise before J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of an accident involving a lorry.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J12 for M3 J2.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 anticlockwise at J12 M3 J2, because of a break 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 broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A404 London both ways

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A404 London both ways severe accident, from B451 Mortimer Road to Ravensworth Road.

A404 London - A404 Harrow Road in Kensal Green blocked and queues in both directions from Kensal Green Station to the Ravensworth Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - Bus Route 18 is currently being diverted.

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

Severe accident: A3 London southbound

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A3 London southbound severe accident, from Grantham Road to Jeffreys Road.

A3 London - A3 Clapham Road in Vauxhall closed and queues southbound from the Grantham Road junction to the Jeffreys Road junction, because of an accident involving lorry.

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

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Severe disruption: M25 London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 London anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 London - Queues on M25 anticlockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of a break down earlier. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J12 for M3 J2.

M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow anticlockwise at J12 M3 J2, because of a break down.

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

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.

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

Further arrest in Brixton teen murder

A second 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 18-year-old Solomon Small.

Police cordon
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Detectives continue to investigate his death on Thursday, 15 August.

Mr Small was stabbed in Corrance Road, SW2, and pronounced dead by paramedics at 14:41 BST.

A post-mortem examination on Friday gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the chest, consistent with a knife.

Meanwhile a 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday, 15 August has been bailed to return to court in mid-September.

Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

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M25 London clockwise severe disruption, from J14 for A3113 Airport Way to J15 for M4 J4B.

M25 London - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise from J14, A3113 (Heathrow) to J15 M4 J4b, because of a break down. Congestion to halfway before J13 (Staines).

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

Severe disruption: M25 Berkshire clockwise

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M25 Berkshire clockwise severe disruption, from J15 for M4 J4B to J16 for M40 J1A.

M25 Berkshire - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise from J15 M4 J4b to J16 M40 J1a, because of a break down.

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

Documentary series to go behind the scenes of the V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum
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A new BBC documentary series is to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at London's Victoria & Albert museum.

Secrets Of The Museum will pull back the curtain on the inner workings of the institution in South Kensington.

The six-part series, due to air on BBC Two next year, will follow the V&A's specialist teams and reveal the "tricks of their trade", the BBC said, as they go about acquiring, cleaning, conserving, loaning and displaying some of the museum's more than two million objects.

Some of the rare and valuable items at the museum include Charles Dickens' original manuscripts, Brexit-inspired vases made by the artist Grayson Perry, Kylie Minogue's travelling wardrobe and a record-breaking bike belonging to Olympian cyclist Bradley Wiggins.

Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, said he hoped the series "will inspire a new generation of designers and makers, museum-goers and day-trippers to fall in love with the V&A and its remarkable collection."

Severe disruption: M4 London eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 London eastbound severe disruption, from J4 for Heathrow to J3 for A312 The Parkway Hayes.

M4 London - Lane blocked and it's very slow on M4 eastbound from J4, Heathrow to J3, A312 (Hayes), because of stationary car.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Berkshire clockwise

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M25 Berkshire clockwise severe disruption, at J15 for M4.

M25 Berkshire - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 clockwise at J15 M4, because of van break down.

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

#GreaterLondoner: Brenda Meadows, 87

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Brenda Meadows
BBC

I’m still alive after nearly dying. I’m 87 and proud of it.

My mum used to say I was “a stubborn moo” because they were called to the hospital three times when I was born and were told I wouldn’t last the night. But I did.

Two car accidents.

Three miscarriages.

One premature baby which passed away.

And a few other catastrophes, but I’m still here. It makes you stronger.

My husband used to call me ‘Mrs Bossy Boots’ and ‘Mrs Nosy Parker’.

Now I have no more family left in England.

I’ve worked with the Scout Association for more than 65 years.

Because of the tragedy of our own children, I just wanted to help.

It just gives me a lot of happiness to think I’m doing something for someone.

My reward is people’s faces when they smile.

I started volunteering at this food bank because it’s near where I’ve lived all my life.

I hope that through my church work and scout work people are feeling accepted, happy and secure. They can’t get rid of me.

I was told ‘there’s no rest for the wicked’ and ‘only the good die young’.

I write poetry and in a couple of weeks I’m going to do stand up comedy about old age.

There’s no reason not to enjoy life.

Brenda Meadows, 87, Hammersmith & Fulham

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Simply send us an email a greaterlondoner@bbc.co.uk with a brief message telling us why or message us on Instagram @BBCLondonPeople.

Thieves target cars across Surrey

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

There have been a spate of cars having their catalytic converters stolen, police say.

Twenty-four vehicles have been targeted since the start of August, eight in Reigate and Banstead, eight in Epsom and Ewell, seven in Tandridge and one in Mole Valey.

The converters are being stolen from Toyota Prius and Honda Jazz cars.