Telegraph Hill: The Cracks of Mount Doom

BC is sometimes criticised for being obsessed with trivia but there is nothing footling about the imminent fiery death of a large number of you reading this story.

Reader Ben brings the bad news:

"I'm perplexed to see a huge number of large cracks have opened up in the pavements and tennis court in the upper park of Telegraph Hill. Is the park going to fall off the hill and destroy half of South East London or are we all safe!?"

So is 2012 about to come early in Telegraph Hill or worse - is Telegraph Hill suffering from subsidence? If anyone has an explanation for Ben, please post it here.