Police piggy-back rescue at Eel Pie Island

Staff WriterIncidents, Weather

Eel Pie Island (File Photo) POLICE officers gave piggy-back rides to members of the public left stranded by flooding at Eel Pie Island on Tuesday. Twenty-five people were cut off from the road at Twickenham because the river had risen up, leaving them unable to leave the island via the footbridge. Six Special Constables from Twickenham MPS waded through the …

RNLI rescue man by Waterloo Bridge

Staff WriterIncidents

THE RNLI have rescued a man from the river by Waterloo Bridge. The crew from the RNLI Tower station sprung into action ninety seconds after members of the public who witnessed the incident raised the alarm on Thursday (23rd) evening at about half past five. Lifeboat helm Keith Cima said: “We could see from where the crowd of people were …

Gloriana put in to winter storage

Staff WriterRowing

THE Queen’s Row Barge GLORIANA has been put into storage for the winter. The vessel had been at St Katherine’s Dock and was seen being towed east of Wapping earlier this week. Thames Alive later confirmed she was being taken to Denton, Kent, where she would be craned out of the water and put in to storage for the winter. …