A major redevelopment of St Helier Hospital in south London now looks unlikely to go ahead. The £219 million scheme was promised four years ago. But MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhan McDonagh has been told the project is "unaffordable" by the group which delivers NHS services in England.
Siobhain McDonagh said:
"This news represents an appalling betrayal by this Government. St Helier is clearly still under threat of losing our A&E, maternity and other services, and now the redevelopment promised 4 years ago by the previous Government has also been taken off the table.
"Anyone who thinks the battle to Save St Helier is being won needs to think again, and the whole community must step up the fight to save this popular local hospital."
The Borough Commander of Merton has been suspended. The action by the Met Police follows complaints about the conduct of Detective Chief Supt Darren Williams which are now being investigated by the professional standards division.
A number of issues were raised by employees over alleged inappropriate behaviour. The Met has not given any further details about the complaints.
"This latest picture is being released as it provides a much clearer image of the suspect and we hope that someone will come forward and provide information that will allow police to prosecute this offender and prevent any further residents becoming victims to his criminal activity".
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merton Police on 020 8649 3159 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Officers last year released a CCTV still believed to be the same man after an attempted burglary in Wimbledon Village. Police were called on Thursday 12 January 2012 to a home on Arthur Road in Wimbledon Village following reports of an attempted burglary.
The suspect is believed to have arrived in a dark Vauxhall Astra or Corsa which he parked nearby before using a small ladder to climb over a fence. He then cut the cables to the exterior CCTV cameras and tried the rear doors before leaving the scene.
This close up image was captured by a security camera during a burglary in Bathgate Road in Wimbledon Village on 29 March this year.
The number of burglaries being potentially linked to this burglar is 35. Police say the incidents date as far back as 2006. Despite extensive enquiries and the release of a photographic image to the media in 2012, he has yet to be caught.
The burglaries are being linked as they have been committed in a similar manner within the Wimbledon Village area.
The meticulous removal or destruction of security equipment of the properties is part of the burglar's tactic prior to committing the burglary.
The thief steals small items during the burglaries, including money and jewellery.
It isn't all doom and gloom; in south-west London, Merton Police have tried to lighten the mood by tweeting a picture of two snowmen, dressed in police garb and a row of police vans with faces drawn in the snow: