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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Explaining the politics
Why one mother's personal plight is part of a long and complicated history between Iran and the UK.

Severe congestion: A13 London eastbound

BBC News Travel

A13 London eastbound severe congestion, from A117 to A13.

A13 London - It's slow on A13 Ripple Road eastbound in Beckton from Beckton Flyover to Lodge Avenue Junction.

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

Extinction rebellion: Boris Johnson's 'uncooperative crusties' remark
Extinction Rebellion protesters on the streets of London have been labelled "uncooperative crusties" by the PM.

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
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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.

Sex workers and drug dealers make lives 'a misery'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Drug dealers leave waste
LDRS

Sex workers and drug users who were “making life a misery” for residents in Stratford have been targeted in a council crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Last week police and officers from Newham council patrolled the Romford Road area after more than a year of complaints from home owners.

Police arrested four people for drug possession and issued three penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) and six community protection warnings (CPWs) during the two-day operation.

Councillor James Beckles, cabinet member for crime and community safety, said: “With the support of residents, our officers have been able to lead a compassionate but proportionate enforcement operation to improve the neighbourhood. This kind of high visibility operation brings reassurance and puts residents in direct contact with council officers, improving intelligence and building relationships.”

However, some home owners says the measures have still not gone far enough.

Residents who live in six new build three-storey town houses in Worland Road, purchased with help from Newham Council’s NewShare homeowner scheme, say they are still powerless to stop prostitutes and drug dealers using their car park as a meeting place.

Robert Kuszneruk, who lives in Worland Road, said: “Sadly it didn’t help our situation. Unless the problem is tackled with a physical barrier of some sort, it will never leave our estate.”

Residents are meeting with councillors again next month.

A council spokes person said: “The aim of the operation was to provide visible reassurance patrols to engage with the local community, use appropriate and proportionate enforcement tactics where offenders were identified and offer referrals for vulnerable people requiring support in relation to drug taking and sex working.”