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Under the Kosciuszko Bridge

Any day now, maybe, the last sections of the Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up, and the original bridge will be no more. The bridge connects Queens and Brooklyn, spanning Newtown Creek. Traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is famously slow, and after several years of construction a new bridge was erected that will eventually serve the northbound lane. The old clunky structure will soon be taken down and replaced by another bridge for southbound traffic. (At the moment, the new bridge carries traffic in both directions.) My plan had been…

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Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners impress as 10-man Blues held to goalless draw at Stamford Bridge

Arsenal ended a five-match losing streak at Stamford Bridge in an entertaining draw with Premier League champions Chelsea. It was as frenetic and entertaining as a goalless stalemate could be, with David Luiz sent off late on for a poor challenge on Sead Kolasinac which saw both benches rise to their feet. Arsenal had the better chances, the best when Alexandre Lacazette shot wide after Aaron Ramsey had hit the post. Danny Welbeck should also have done better than head wide in a first half which saw Petr Cech save…

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Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal do not fear away trips to Stamford Bridge

Arsene Wenger insists his Arsenal players do not lack confidence to beat their Premier League rivals as they travel to face reigning champions Chelsea on Sunday. The Frenchman takes his team to Stamford Bridge, where they have not won since 2011 – part of a dismal recent away record against all the clubs who finished last season in the top six. The Gunners have won only two such games out of 21 since the start of the 2013-14 season, with their last victory coming at Manchester City in January 2015…

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New Putney Bridge push jogger image released by police

Police have released a new CCTV image of a jogger who appeared to push a woman into the path of a bus. Footage of the incident showed a man running along Putney Bridge in west London and appearing to shove the 33-year-old into the road. Two men, both aged 41, have previously been arrested but were later released without further action. The Met said officers were continuing “to work through the information received to identify the man”. Media playback is unsupported on your device The woman was knocked into the…

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Chelsea transfer news: Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld linked with move to Stamford Bridge – fan reaction

Toby Alderweireld, the Tottenham centre-back Sunday, August 20, 2017 Just hours before Chelsea and Tottenham kick off at Wembley Stadium, the Blues have been linked with a move for their rivals’ star centre-back. A report in The Sunday Times claims the defending Premier League champions have inquired over the availability of Toby Alderweireld, who’s said to be unhappy with his current wages and willing to listen to offers. The news has unsurprisingly caused quite a stir on social media and talkSPORT.com has picked out the best comments. So, see below what…

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London's Garden Bridge project officially abandoned

A £200m plan to build a bridge covered with trees across the River Thames in central London has officially been abandoned. The Garden Bridge Trust has announced that it is winding up the project due to a lack of support from the mayor. In April, Sadiq Khan said he would not provide the financial guarantee needed for planning permission. A review of the project said £37.4m had been spent and it would cost taxpayers £46.4m if it was cancelled. Since the mayor’s decision, the trust has been looking at other…

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Putney Bridge bus-push jogger suspect arrested

Media playback is unsupported on your device Police hunting a jogger who appeared to push a woman into the path of a bus on Putney Bridge have arrested a man. The Met Police said a 41-year-old was detained at an address in Chelsea on Thursday morning on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. The arrest comes after CCTV footage was released that showed the woman, 33, narrowly avoid serious injury due to the bus driver’s quick reactions. The suspect is in custody at a south London police station, the Met…

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