Actor Brian Blessed claims to have delivered a baby girl in Richmond Park, biting through the umbilical cord himself and licking the child’s face. Speaking on BBC Radio 4 this morning the 78-year-old star, known for his powerful voice, said the bizarre incident took place in 1963 when he was in Richmond filming television police drama Z-cars. Blessed said he was running all over the park when he saw a woman in labour under a tree who asked for his help.
The flood warnings in place across south London and Surrey obviously came too late for the owner of this car, spotted over the weekend at Richmond Bridge. The blue Suzuki, parked underneath a sign warning of sudden flooding that could submerge parked vehicles, was photographed by product manager Nick Flood, who tweeted the image on Saturday with the caption "Doh, someone didn't take notice of the sign. #hightide #riverthames."
The days when every town would have a police station and every village its own bobby have long gone as a result of cutbacks, technology and modern working practices. But critics now fear the situation has become so dire that victims of crime are being fobbed off with gimmicks such as ‘virtual police officers’ and police surgeries in cafes. Police buildings worth millions of pounds have been sold or closed to the public.
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