A property maintenance company has hired a group of 'van sitters' to save it from hundreds of pounds in parking fines.
Aspect, based in Earlsfield, has employed 25 people at £8 per hour to drive its vans around the capital so that workmen can visit clients without having to find a parking space.
Drivers wait in the vans and drive around the block if they see a warden approaching.
The company says the idea's been so successful, it now wants to offer it to other residents and businesses.
Managing director Will Davies said:
“Our tradesmen used to spend up to an hour trying to find a parking space and some of them were running up £500 in fines every year. We now have around 25 van-sitters but could employ up to 90.”
Mr Davies says the drivers will be eligible to apply for apprenticeships with the company.
The bag containing the memory card was discovered it in a walkway alongside the River Wandle in the Haslemere Industrial Estate just before Christmas.
Detective Constable Riaz Karolia of Wimbledon Police said:
Police have published two photographs from a memory card found in Earlsfield, in an attempt to reunite it with its owner.
It was discovered inside a digital photo frame, within a blue Ikea shopping bag, that was handed in to police by a dog-walker.
Two boys who were taken to hospital with head injuries over the weekend are in a "comfortable" condition after being hit by a falling tree at Spencer Cricket Club in Earlsfield.
Lewis Gaston and George Roberts were taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, after the freak accident.
Aidan Oakley, also nine, suffered leg injuries and was discharged from hospital.
A St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust spokesperson said:
“George Roberts and Lewis Gaston were admitted to St George’s Hospital during the weekend. Both George and Lewis are currently in a comfortable position.”
Three nine-year-old boys who were injured when a tree fell at Spencer Cricket Club in Earlsfield, south west London, yesterday have been named by the club as Lewis Gaston, Aidan Oakley and George Roberts.
Aidan has been discharged from hospital while Lewis and George are remaining under close observation, the club said.
Two of the boys suffered serious head injuries when high winds brought the tree down as they practised in nets at the Spencer Cricket Club in Earlsfield.
Police say two of the boys remain in a serious but stable condition at St George Hospital Tooting, while a third has suffered leg injuries.
Three boys were in hospital, two with serious head injuries, after a tree fell on them.
The trio of nine-year-olds were waiting to use the practice nets at Spencer Cricket Club in Earlsfield, south west London, when the tree crashed down.
The boys, one of whom suffered leg injuries, were rushed to hospital and the club suspended all play. The incident happened yesterday after strong winds buffeted parts of south London.A statement from the club said the boys' conditions were being assessed.