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London's street food scene is bursting with flavour
Stalls are now starting to be set up in derelict spaces in Shoreditch, Brixton, Croydon and Wembley.

Severe accident: A210 London both ways

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A210 London both ways severe accident, between Blunts Road and Westmount Road.

A210 London - A210 Eltham High Street in Eltham blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the Blunts Road junction and the Westmount Road junction, because of an accident.

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Ambulance at the match

Alistair Magowan

BBC Sport

Charlton's Women's Championship game with Manchester United was abandoned because the home side had no oxygen to treat injured players.

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Two in hospital after Hanworth car park stabbing

Two men are recovering in hospital after being attacked in a car park in Hanworth last night.

The Met Police say the men, both aged 21, were found on nearby Osborne Close at 17:19.

One of the victims was suffering from a stab wound and the other had a "facial injury".

A spokesman said: "At this early stage, it is believed that the men were assaulted in a car park on Bear Road before attempting to make their way to hospital."

The Met say there have been no arrests and the men's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Suzy Lamplugh: Search house owners waiting for repairs
A family is still waiting for repairs to their property, which was dug up by detectives.

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The police have been looking for someone with a Croydon accent, but what is it?

Chips and punch thrown during McDonald's 'assault'

man wanted over waterloo assault
btp

A man is being sought in connection with an attack at Waterloo station which left another man with a fractured eye socket.

Police say the victim was ordering food when chips were thrown at him and his colleague.

He asked those involved to stop and a young man is said to have punched the victim in the face, according to the British Transport Police (BTP).

The alleged assault is said to have happened on 4 October at 12:10.

BTP have released a CCTV image of the man they wish to speak with.

New book queries benefit of new Spurs stadium for residents

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Inside the new stadium
Tottenham Hotspur FC

Haringey Council needs to drive a harder bargain with developers so existing residents benefit from regeneration projects, according to an expert.

Dr Mark Panton, who lectures at Birkbeck, University of London, has written a book – Tottenham’s Trojan Horse – exploring the costs and benefits of regeneration schemes linked to the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in Haringey.

He says while councils are under financial strain due to austerity, they need to push harder to ensure developers provide enough affordable homes for their residents.

Dr Panton is giving a free talk on his work at Islington College later – and he hopes those affected by the Tottenham project will attend.

He said: “Where developers build on their land, councils should be driving a harder bargain. Developers are starting off with 20% profit and saying anything less is not viable.

“They (councils) have got to say no to that – not everyone gets a guarantee of a 20% profit.

“Spurs ended up with plans for a new ground and 585 units. They got a financial viability report that said they were working with a one per cent profit margin.

“It wasn’t challenged – but if you are giving up land on the other side of the High Road, you would try and reach those (affordable housing) targets.”

The football club defended its plans and claimed it was developing hundreds of new affordable homes and creating thousands of jobs for local people.

The spokesman said: “The club makes no apologies for investing hundreds of millions of pounds in the development of a new stadium that will bring significant economic benefits to one of the most deprived areas of London, developing hundreds of new affordable homes or creating thousands of jobs for local people.

“We have a track record from the stadium site of successfully relocating businesses, the majority of whom chose to stay in the area – they all had choices, and all benefited.

“The club’s previous affordable housing schemes have enabled Love Lane Estate residents choosing to relocate to stay within their local area.” Tottenham Hotspur is contributing £4 million to improve nearby infrastructure and has also opened a primary school and sixth form college.

Haringey Council says the new Spurs stadium will bring more than 1.5 million visitors to the borough every year, create 3,500 jobs and pump £293 million a year into the local economy.

London's Air Ambulance celebrates 30 years

London's Air Ambulance has been operating in the capital for 30 years.

A pilot with the charity reveals what it is like to rescue lives with the service.

Process begins to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of City honour

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Aung San Suu Kyi
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The process has begun which could see Aung San Suu Kyi become the first person to be stripped of the City of London Corporation’s Freedom of the City honour over her role in the Rohingya refugee crisis.

The Court of Common Council yesterday voted to begin the process to remove the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s symbolic honour in light of growing international criticism of Ms Suu Kyi.

She has faced international condemnation over her failure to denounce the military for its treatment of Rohingya people amid widespread reports of their abuse in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), where she is de facto leader.

The motion was tabled at the court in the City’s Guildhall Town Hall by councillor and film-maker, Munsur Ali, who has visited Rohingya refugee camps.

Ms Suu Kyi was celebrated in the past as a figure for freedom after she spent years under house arrest as a democracy campaigner while the country was being ruled by a military dictatorship.

While the offer of a Freedom of the City had been made years earlier to Ms Suu Kyi, she finally accepted it in May 2017.