A man who does not have his medication and is vunerable could possibly be in the Battersea area. Joseph Waterworth, 35, was last seen at about midday on Friday, January 6 in Redhill town centre where he is thought to have got a taxi to Wandsworth Bridge. He is described as black, about 6ft 2ins tall, with curly short brown hair, brown eyes and speaks with a Jamaican accent. He was last seen wearing black trousers, a white jumper with white trainers and a black and grey backpack. Police are growing increasingly concerned for Mr Waterworth, as he is not thought to have taken his medication with him and without it could become very unwell. If you see him please contact the Police with his location.
Southern rail has said it will restore a full and normal train service from next Tuesday after drivers' union ASLEF agreed to suspend its strike. ASLEF members agreed to call off next week's planned industrial action, and the drivers' overtime ban, ahead of talks with the rail line. Southern rail drivers had been due to walk out on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday next week in the ongoing dispute. A normal timetable will resume on Tuesday.
Londonist.com has just put up an interesting podcast on the latest developments at the Battersea Power Station. Entitiled What's going on at Battersea Station? They talk to Peter Watts ,the author of Up In Smoke, about the current development and whats going on in. He talks about the history of the Power Station — including the time Margaret Thatcher fired the largest laser gun in Europe at it — and gives an insight into what the rarely-seen inside looks like. Did you know that there were once plans to put a restaurant inside one of the chimneys ? We didn't . You can hear the podcast here http://londonist.com/london/best-of-london/londonist-out-loud-battersea-power-station
A new sexual health service was launched yesterday (January 9) in Tooting, and Roehampton. Wandsworth Integrated Sexual Health Service (WISH) which is run by St George’s University Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust, aims to provide longer opening hours to residents and a less fragmented service. WISH will provide a range of services such as testing and managing sexually transmitted infections, emergency and ongoing contraception, rapid HIV testing, referral for termination of pregnancy C-card registration and HIV post sexual exposure treatment (PEP). The clinics will also offer specialist services such as long-acting contraception, young people’s and gay men’s clinics, psychosexual therapy and a dedicated service for people with learning disabilities. There are WISH clinics in the following locations: The Courtyard Clinic, St George’s Hospital, Tooting. This clinic offers a comprehensive sexual health and contraception service and manages complex sexual health issues. Roehampton Clinic in Queen Mary’s Hospital and the Doddington Health Centre in Battersea. These clinics offer a routine sexual health and contraception service and are led by a nursing team.
So much for the saying "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas" The first abandoned dogs of 2017 have been handed in and are being looked after Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. A partially-sighted pooch was the first dog abandoned in 2017, found wandering the streets of Croydon on New Year's Day. Roger was found cold and alone by a kind-hearted passer-by, who dropped him off at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The Rottweiler, found soon after Christmas, appears to have been abandoned. Tugz was found in Tooting CREDIT: BATTERSEA DOGS AND CATS HOME He is microchipped, but the rescue centre, which anticipates many more dogs will be abandoned by their owners this month, has been unable to contact his owners. This means it is unlikely he will be reunited with his family. If Battersea is unable to locate the owners, Roger will be looking for a new home this year. Also abandoned at the very start of the year, on the 2nd January, was Tugz, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The elderly dog was brought in after being found in Tooting by a worried resident. Thanks as always to to Battersea Dogs and Cats home for the wonderful work they do.
It looks like the threatened London Underground strike will go ahead on Sunday evening as talks have broken down this afternoon. We would strongly advice not travelling Monday by tube if at all possible. Massive disruption is expected with some stations completely closed and no service at all on some lines. Workers from the RMT and Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) will begin their strike at 6pm on Sunday, January 8, and end it at 6pm on Monday, January 9.
Lines have now reopened after someone on the track at Battersea caused large delays and train cancellations on the line between Clapham Junction and Waterloo. South West trains tweeted shortly before 10am to warn travellers that all trains in the Clapham Junction area were at a standstill because of a 'trespass incident'. A spokesman from the British Transport Police said they were called before 10am to "a person on the tracks" at Queenstown Road, Battersea. He added: "We attended alongside the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service. "A person was located nearby and has been taken to a place of safety." An earlier statement from South West trains said all trains had to be stopped until the trespasser could be removed from the tracks and taken into custody.
It has just been announced that at the end of the year, the Queen will no longer be the patron of Battersea Dogs and Cats home. She has been patron of Battersea since 1956 and visited the charity’s Old Windsor centre in 1986. Buckingham Palcee issued a statement that said the decision followed the example set by the Duke of Edinburgh, who resigned from a number of his patronages when he turned 90 back in 2011. The Queen is currently royal patron of more than 600 organisations and she will now hand over responsibility for bodies including the Rugby Football Union and the Lawn Tennis Association to other members of the Royal Family. A spokesman for the palace said: “At the end of The Queen’s 90th birthday year, Her Majesty will step down as patron from a number of national organisations. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home will announce its new patron in 2017.
Photo credit : @Phill_potts Traffic is still congested after a serious crash on Putney Bridge this morning.So we advise to avoid the area if at all possible. Police were called to the scene of the crash at approximately 7 am this morning. A man was taken to hospital with what are considered to be serious but non life threatening injuries. Witness Syle Haradinovic, 34, from Putney, described the vehicles as being “crumpled together”. He told the Evening Standard: “I arrived at Putney Bridge at about 7.15am. There were about three fire trucks, two ambulance cars and police. “All the vehicles involved were crumpled together. “The van in the middle was very badly damaged. It was very bad.” A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We sent two ambulance crews to the scene, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes. “We treated a patient at the scene and took them to a hospital in west London.” TfL have confirmed that buses are now running as normal.