As London Lifeboat Week launched yesterday, the Tower lifeboat was scrambled to reports of a man stuck on an abandoned jetty.
Today volunteers from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution will take to the streets in their yellow jackets and oilskins to collect donations for the charity.
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The chief executive of SECAMB ambulance service, which deliberately delayed 20,000 patient responses, has left 'to pursue other interests'.
The mayor claimed last week the bridge would cost more to cancel than to build. He said £37.7m of public money had already been spent.
The houseboat in Chelsea, west London, comes complete with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a reception room and its own patio.