PUBLISHED: 21:26 30 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:16 24 August 2010
Strange mix of lost property Breast implants, a lawnmower and a stuffed puffer fish are just some of the more unusual items finding their way to Transport for London s lost property office - and the number is increasing. Nearly 170,000 i
Strange mix of lost property
Breast implants, a lawnmower and a stuffed puffer fish are just some of the more unusual items finding their way to Transport for London's lost property office - and the number is increasing.
Nearly 170,000 items were lost on London's buses, trains and undergrounds over the last financial year - an increase of over 10,000 items from the previous year.
Figures showed Willesden Junction was the London Overground Station with the highest number of lost properties, with 92 items being handed in over the past year.
And Hammersmith scored the top spot for the most lost objects at London's bus stations, with a total of 372 items last year.
Manhole covers stolen
Thieves are believed to be behind the disappearance of a number of manhole covers in the borough.
Brent Council was alerted to the six uncovered drains in Park Close, Dollis Hill Avenue and Gladstone Park Gardens, in Dollis Hill, on Friday (30).
In each case, the cast iron road gully grill that should cover the hole had been removed.
The disappearance resembles a previous incident in Hammersmith & Fulham three months ago when 27 manhole covers were stolen across the borough.
Officers from Hammersmith & Fulham Council said the rising value of scrap metal was believed to be behind the spate of robberies.
Anyone who sees someone removing or lifting up the grates should contact Brent Council's Street Care team on 020 8937 5050.
Patients asked for their verdict
Patients can have their say on how well they think health services outside of hospitals are delivered.
Westminster Primary Care Trust is running an Ask Your Patients Week from June 2 to the 8 to get feedback on the 30 health services and half a million appointments it provides each year.
Residents can fill in the online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/westminster.
Results will be out later in the year.
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