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Man stabbed with machete in suspected homophobic attack

A man has been stabbed in the leg with a machete in Canada Water in a suspected homophobic attack, the Met said.

Officers were called at 15:12 BST to Surrey Quays Road, SE16 and found a man with a wound to his leg. He was taken by LAS to a south London hospital. The suspect is believed to have left the scene on a motorbike.A crime scene remains in place and there has been no arrests.At this time police believe there may be a homophobic motive for the attack”, Scotland Yard said.

Severe disruption: A301 London both ways

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A301 London both ways severe disruption, from A3200 York Square to A3202 Westminster Bridge Road.

A301 London - Queues on A301 Waterloo Bridge in Waterloo from Imax Roundabout to the A3202 Westminster Bridge Road junction, because of a temporary closure and Extinction Rebellion a demonstration. Congestion to High Holborn, Chancery Lane, Victoria Embankment and Kingsway. Police directing traffic.

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Police scheme to improve autism interaction

A scheme designed at improving how police interact with people with autism across London is to be introduced.

Those individuals can carry either a Autism Alert Card or a larger "passport" which will identify them as having an autism spectrum disorder.

It will include information regarding the individual’s name and contact details for an appropriate adult.

The Met said cardholders would produce the information when they come into contact with police and "provide officers and staff with the information in order to aid understanding and effective interaction".

The scheme, supported by the National Police Autism Association, is part of a collaboration between the Met, City of London Police and British Transport Police.

Carly Telford

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BBC Sport at Wimbledon

Chelsea and England goalkeeper Carly Telford says playing the Blues' opening WSL fixture at Stamford Bridge is going to be "unbelievable".

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London skyscrapers warned over greenhouse gas emissions

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Six of Britain's skyscrapers produce as much carbon dioxide as 3,000 cars, a report in today's Times suggests.

It says that the London landmarks produce more than 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

"The figures highlight the scale of the challenge for building owners to comply with the government's commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050," the paper said.

The six skyscrapers in the spotlight and the number of kilograms of Co2 emitted per square metre per year according to the report are:

  1. Tower 42 (49.16)
  2. The Shard (37.63)
  3. Gherkin (34.15)
  4. Heron Tower (34.11)
  5. Cheesegrater (24.00)
  6. Walkie Talkie (15.85)
PMQs: Neil Coyle and Theresa May on knife crime record
Labour MP Neil Coyle accuses the prime minister of leading "a government of paralysis that has failed to tackle knife crime".

Bank station upgrade passes half-way stage

More than half of the construction work required for the upgrade Bank station has been completed, Transport for London (TfL) has revealed.

Over 200,000 tonnes of material have been excavated as part of the works which will see the creation of a new station entrance at Cannon Street, more escalators and lifts, and a new route for southbound trains.

Stuart Harvey, TfL's Director of Major Projects, said it was a "crucial project that will make journeys through a vital interchange much easier and more comfortable".

The project is due to be completed in 2022.