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Crane operator lowered to safety after suspected stroke

A crane operator was lowered to safety today after suffering a suspected stroke. Emergency crews were called to a building site in Putney where they used a special stretcher to rescue the patient.

We were called at 8.42am to Woodlands Way, Putney to reports of someone feeling unwell.

We sent a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance crew, duty manager and our hazardous area response team.

We treated a man reported to be in his 30s for a possible stroke and took him to St Georges hospital as a priority.

– London Ambulance Service

Putney Bridge upgrade on schedule

Wandsworth Council says the Putney Bridge repair project is gathering pace with hundreds of yards of pristine new paving stones laid.

The stones will form a new wider walkway when the bridge reopens in October.

Engineers are also continuing the refurbishment works to the subway at the northern end of the bridge, while work continues off-site to refurbish the bridge's ornate Victorian lamp columns which are being restored by specialist craftsmen.

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Queues to walk over Putney Bridge as train breaks down

Broken down train causes District Line rush hour chaos

Rush hour commuters in south London faced long delays and frustrating journeys to work this morning after District Line services were suspended between Putney Bridge and Wimbledon for two hours.

A broken down train between East Putney and Southfields meant commuters were forced to head to work by bus or on foot.

TfL advise cars to avoid Putney Bridge area

Putney Bridge closed for 3 months due to repair work

Putney Bridge has been closed for essential repair works. Credit: PA

Wandsworth Council will be carrying out major repair works on Putney Bridge, closing it to all vehicle traffic from today. The three month closure is part of a £1.5 million repair programme.

Pedestrians will be able to walk across the bridge, as will cyclists, although they will need to dismount. Transport for London (TfL) advised drivers to change route wherever possible to avoid disruption in the area.

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