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Saturday, 28 February 2009

Retired couple from New Malden pay tribute to Ivan Cameron

A retired couple from New Malden have spoken out about their work for the Cameron family.

63 year old Jack Ingrams and his wife Doreen have been reliving their years of service for London Ambulance following the death of Mr Cameron’s 6 year old son Ivan from Cerebral Palsy earlier this week.

The Ingrams told the Daily Mail about the first time they met the Conservative Leader’s 'handsome boy.'

Their job included driving Ivan to his weekly physio sessions at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Missing Man Kingston
Police are urgently try to trace a vulnerable Polish man who went missing in Kingston this morning

Fifty six year old Stanislaw Pilat was last seen by his wife at about 9.30 AM by the waterfront near Bar HA HA.

He is short, slim with white hair and was wearing a navy blue raincoat, black jumper and beige trousers and is believed to be carrying a white Barclays carrier bag.

He’s recently been in hospital and requires regular medication which he doesn’t have with him.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Friday, 27 February 2009

Cabin cruiser removed from Sunbury Lock
A 32-foot cabin cruiser which had been illegally moored on the Thames has been removed by the Environment Agency.

The abandoned boat became an eye-sore for residents when it beached at Desborough Island on the reach above Sunbury Lock in January.

If the owner doesn't pay for the recovery and storage then it will be sold to avoid taxpayers expense.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Chelsea's Joe Cole is optimistic
With Manchester United not in Premier League action this weekend, Chelsea can close to within seven points of the leaders by beating Wigan tomorrow.

They'll have to do it without the injured Joe Cole, who won't play again this season.

The midfielder says he's recovering well, and hopes to be ready for the start of the next campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Boris Johnson unveils celebration plans
Boris Johnson has unveiled plans for a grand celebration of London at Hampton Court Palace.

The story of London takes place in June in a bid to attract tourists to the city.

The month long celebrations will also mark the 500th anniversary of Henry the 8th's coronation.

It's hoped the project will help inspire children from all backgrounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Battersea man banned from housing estate
A violent drink and drug addict who brought misery to residents of a Battersea housing estate has been banned from the area.

Thirty seven-year-old Shane Ecclestone can’t enter an exclusion zone around his mother's flat in Fawcett Close until February 2011.

He also faces a lengthy jail sentence if he shows his face there at anytime in the next two years.

The court heard he plagued his mother's neighbours and others in the area with noisy and aggressive behaviour.

He hosted numerous drunken parties which typically featured loud music, shouting, swearing, vandalism and disturbance which ran into the early hours of the morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Police hunt radioactive man from Hammersmith
A "dangerously radioactive" man is on the run - after skipping bail on child porn charges.

College principal Thomas Leopold was given large doses of radiation for a thyroid condition shortly before his trial.

The 42-year old from Hammersmith was last seen driving onto a ferry headed for Wexford in Ireland.

The judge has warned that he might be radioactive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Houses in Feltham damaged by fire
Two houses have been damaged by fire in Feltham.

The blaze broke out on Winchester Road just before ten o’clock last night.

A woman and two children managed to escape before the blaze spread.

The fire completely destroyed the whole of the first floor and the roof of one of the houses.

The roof was also partly burnt out on the second property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Kingston skier records best finish
A Kingston Skier has scored his best ever finish.

22 year old Ed Drake came fourth place in the Super G race in Italy.

He was a quarter of a second behind the winner.

Twickenham’s Chemmy Alcott notched up another top twenty finish – she was 17th in the downhill race in Bansko in Bulgaria
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Three men jailed for drug offences at Kingston
Three men have been jailed for a total of 30 years for drug offences at Kingston Crown Court.

The cannabis was being imported and exported from Spain using haulage companies, who thought the pallets were genuine cargos of tiles and stone.

The men were caught with more than three tons of the drug.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Twelve witnesses called to Meredith Kercher murder trial
Police and forensics officers will give evidence later in the trial of two people charged with killing Coulsden student Meredith Kercher in Italy.

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are accused of the murder, and sexual assault.

Twelve witnesses will testify over the next two days after being called by the chief prosecutor in the case.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Dogs killed during Police raid in Streatham
Two dogs have been shot dead by Police marksmen who raided a house in Streatham last night.

Armed Officers were searching for firearms at a property in Coburg Crescent when the occupants set two pitbulls on them.

The SO19 officers say they had no choice but to shoot the dogs. They later recovered a firearm with live ammunition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 pm  

Drug addict jailed for crime spree in South London and Surrey
A drug addict’s been jailed for a car crime spree in which he broke into more than 100 vehicles parked at railway stations.

Commuters returned to stations in South London, Surrey, Kent and Sussex to find windows smashed and items including sat-navs stolen.

35 year old Paul Amores from Beckenham was jailed for 20 months.

He was caught when a routine police check found a number of sat-navs on the back seat of his car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Lampard reacts to Chelsea victory
Guus Hiddink won his first home match in charge of Chelsea last night.

They beat Juventus 1-0 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash.

Midfielder Frank Lampard says the job isn't done yet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Wendy Richards loses cancer battle
Actress Wendy Richard has died after a battle with cancer.

The former EastEnder died in the Harley Street Clinic in London with her husband John Burns by her side.

She was 65.

Her agent's told us : "She was incredibly brave and retained her sense of humour right to the end."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

AUDIO: Vince Cable brands bailout of RBS "betrayal of the taxpayer"
The Government's been accused by Twickenham's MP of having almost completely lost the plot, over its latest bail-out of struggling Royal Bank of Scotland.

RBS - which has today posted the biggest loss in British corporate history - is putting 325 billion pounds of its toxic assets in a Treasury-backed protection scheme.

Deputy leader of the Lib Dems, Vince Cable, says it's a betrayal of the taxpayers' interests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Jackie archives: Kristiaan Yeo accompanies Kingston police on a drugs raid
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

Legal and General to cut jobs
Insurance firm Legal & General is planning to cut up to 450 jobs.

It employs 8,500 people and says it’s facing "changing business demand and operational efficiencies".

Legal & General's main offices are in London, Kingswood, Cardiff, and Brighton.

The firm is beginning to consult unions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

1-nil victory for Chelsea against Juventus
It was a miserable return to Stamford Bridge for Claudio Ranieri last night.

The former Chelsea manager saw his Juventus side lose one nil to his former club, thanks to a first half goal from Didier Drogba.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Investigation after killer escapes from Tooting hospital
An investigation has been launched into how a convicted killer managed to escape from Springfield mental hospital in Tooting.

37 year old Paul Ceasar walked off the site last week. He was later killed after falling in front of a train at Balham Station.

Residents have since voiced their concerns about safety at the site.

Tooting’s MP Sadiq Khan has also raised concerns.

A spokesman for the South West London and St George’s mental health trust says the case wil be investigated thoroughly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Object is thrown at car in Sunbury
Police are appealing for witnesses after an object was thrown at a car in Sunbury.

A forty year old woman from Egham was driving from London towards the M3 when her car was hit by a missile thrown from a bridge.

The front passenger window was smashed but fortunately the victim wasn't injured in the attack last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Drug addict jailed for crime spree in South London and Surrey
A drug addict’s been jailed for a car crime spree in which he broke into more than 100 vehicles parked at railway stations.

Commuters returned to stations in South London, Surrey, Kent and Sussex to find windows smashed and items including sat-navs stolen.

35 year old Paul Amores from Beckenham was jailed for 20 months.

He was caught when a routine police check found a number of sat-navs on the back seat of his car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Woman found guilty of manslaughter at Colliers Wood store
A woman’s been found guilty of manslaughter after a shopper was killed following a row over queue jumping in Colliers Wood.

37 year old Antonette Richardson from Catford denied the charge after her boyfriend Tony Virasami hit shopper Kevin Tripp.

The 57 year old suffered a fatal brain injury when he was punched in the Sainsbury's store in June last year.

Virasami, who admitted manslaughter, was called to the store by Richardson.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Woking sign new goalkeeper
Woking have signed a new goalkeeper.

Danny Knowles joins from Weymouth.

He’s expected to feature in the squad facing Stevenage Borough in the Blue Square Premier League tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Police investigate a bank robbery in Whitton
Police are investigating a bank robbery in Whitton.

A man threatened staff at Lloyds on Friday afternoon and made off with an undisclosed quantity of money.

The suspect is white – around 5 foot 7.

He wore a black cap- and green combat jacket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Baby abandoned in Brixton
A group of children have found a newborn baby abandoned in a carrier bag on their way to school in Brixton.

Police urgently want to trace the little girl's mother after she was discovered outside a flat this morning.

The infant, which is black or Asian, has been taken to King's College Hospital for checks and is in good health.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Deco misses Chelsea's clash with Juventus
Deco is out of tonight’s Champions league game against Juventus.

He has a minor hamstring tear.

Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero will start after a weekend rest and will probably partner Amauri up front.

David Trezeguet is fit again after a knee problem, while Tiago could link up with Mohamed Sissoko in midfield.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Bishop mobbed by press at Heathrow
A Roman Catholic bishop - alleged to have made deeply offensive comments about the Holocaust in Argentina - is back in Britain.

British-born Richard Williamson was given ten days to leave the South American country by their government.

In an interview he said he didn't believe that Nazi concentration camps had gas chambers.

He was met at Heathrow airport by a crowd of international media and an armed police guard, but didn't make any comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Heathrow sees a family reunion
A adoptee who tracked down his birth parents on MySpace is due to meet his dad for the first time, when he touches down at Heathrow this morning.

25-year old Leon Bailey was born here, but raised in the US.

He spent years unsuccessfully searching for his mother, before discovering her profile on the social networking site.

She then used MySpace to trace Leon's dad, who she'd lost contact with.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

BAA sees profits fall
Airport operator BAA has reported a 95 percent fall in operating profits.

The Spanish-owned company which runs seven UK airports made 223-million pounds in the last year.

BAA's been told by competition authorities that it'll probably have to sell two of its London airports and one in Scotland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Police release CCTV of robbery in Tadworth
Detectives investigating a robbery at a bookmakers’ in Tadworth have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the raid.

It shows the suspect in Ladbrokes in Tattenham Way on Friday night.

The suspect walked in demanded money - as made off he was hit over the head with a stool by one of the employees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Plans for Chelsea barracks about to be submitted
Final plans for the Chelsea Barracks will be submitted this week after campaigners and developers reached an agreement.

Previous designs for the one billion pound scheme included three eight storey apartment blocks.

These have been replaced by four storey pavilions – cutting the number of flats available from 638 to 552.

Half will be for sale with the other half affordable housing. Developers also say the sites military history will be maintained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Poets asked to help commemorate Kew Gardens
We’re being asked to take our place in literary history by writing a poem to commemorate Kew Gardens.

It’s all to mark the site’s 250th anniversary this year.

Its over a century since poet Noyes wrote his famous lines which put the Royal Botanic Gardens on the map.

Now we’re being asked if we can do better. Entries should be emailed to [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Richmond's MP fights Heathrow expansion
Proposals to expand major airports should be put to a vote in Parliament.

That's what the MP for Richmond Park is demanding in a Bill she's proposing today.

Susan Kramer leads the Liberal democrats' campaign against the expansion of Heathrow.

She says that people with concerns about the plans have been stifled by the government, and a refusal to have a vote would undermine democracy.

It's expected that many Labour and Conservative MPs will back the bill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Fulham look to reach FA cup quarter finals
Fulham will look to continue their impressive season by reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals tonight.

Championship side Swansea are the visitors to Craven Cottage.

Manager Roy Hodgson is likely to change a number of players –from Sunday's Premier League win over West Brom, but says that's not out of choice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

The Chelsea flower show is pruned this year
The Chelsea flower show will be pruned this year as potential sponsors of a third of the showpiece gardens have dropped out.

There are currently just 13 show gardens for May's event, down from a record 22 last year and lower than the five-year average of 19.

But tickets for the five-day show at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, are still expected to sell out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Robbers jailed for post office raid in Ashstead
Members of a gang that stole more than £10,000 from a post office in Ashstead have been sent to prison.

They were sentenced to a total of 18 years and 4 months in jail for robbing the post office on Barnett Lane last June.

Three men burst into the building wearing hoodies and threatened employees.

Tyrone Jones from Stockwell and Fidel Simpson from Clapham, who are both 19, were sentenced yesterday at Guildford Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

EDF Energy apologies to customers in Surbiton
EDF Energy has apologised to residents in Surbiton after 50 homes lost power yesterday.

Supplies were interrupted in the Gladstone Road area.

Most homes had power restored after a few hours but several people are still experiencing problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Paxman praises Walton student
Jeremy Paxman has dubbed a young academic from Walton “extraordinary” after her team triumphed at the finals of University Challenge.

Gail Trimble - along with her peers from Corpus Christie College of Oxford trounced Manchester University with a final score of 12-hundred – 2-thirds of which were scored by Trimble herself.

The BBC host described her performance as “phenomenal”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

Banksy prints of Kate Moss go to auction
Six Banksy prints of Croydon supermodel Kate Moss are expected to fetch up to 150-thousand pounds, when they're auctioned tonight.

The prints, inspired by Andy Warhol's image of Marilyn Monroe, were produced in a limited run of 20 sets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Teen assaulted in Stoneleigh
An investigation's been launched into an attack on a teenager near Stoneleigh Broadway.

The 14-year-old was walking with friends just before 9'o'clock last Tuesday night, when he was grabbed from behind and beaten until unconscious.

The boy suffered severe bruising as well as a chipped tooth.

The suspects are white - aged around 16 - 5ft 9ins tall – and were both wearing hooded tops.

One of the attackers had a distinctive pointy chin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

Monday, 23 February 2009

Farmers sue Surrey lab over foot and mouth
Seven farmers affected by the outbreak of foot and mouth last year have taken their case to the High Court.

They are suing the Government, the institute of animal health and Merial Animal health laboratory in Pirbright.

The defendants have argued that the farmers did not suffer direct physical damage –

But they claim they suffered severe financial loss after the virus allegedly leaked out of drains.

The case is expected to last three days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 pm  

Woman accused of manslaughter in Colliers Wood speaks out
The woman at the centre of a queue jumping row at a supermarket in Colliers Wood has spoken out in court.

Antoinette Richardson said she was disgusted at seeing her boyfriend punch victim Kevin Tripp to the ground.

The 57 year old suffered fatal brain damage when he fell.

Richardson’s boyfriend Tony Virasami had been called to Sainsburys by his girlfriend after she had been accused of falsely pushing in front of a man in a queue for cigarettes.

Mr Tripp was punched in what’s being labelled a case of mistaken identity.

Richardson denies manslaughter and the trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Stewart joins coaching staff to get Surrey to the top
Former England captain Alec Stewart says he wants to help Surrey return to the top of the county game.

The Brown caps were relegated last year.

Stewart played at the Oval for 22 years and has now joined the coaching staff, alongside manager Chris Adams and batting coach Graham Thorpe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Epsom's MP unveils new crime plans
Young troublemakers could be confined to their homes for up to a month in plans being outlined by the MP for Epsom & Ewell.

Under Chris Grayling’s proposals police will be able to ground unruly youngsters for persistent offending.

The Shadow Home Secretary says tough action is needed to stamp out the problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Surrey therapist struck off
A therapist from Surrey who went on sick leave from his NHS job was sacked after it was discovered he had emigrated to Thailand.

Benedict Ciappara worked as an occupational therapist for Surrey Primary Care Trust where he would assist people suffering memory loss and mental health issues.

But he failed to tell bosses of his move to Thailand, spending six weeks on sick leave.

Today he was struck off the Health Professions Council register.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Chelsea's Ashley Cole gets his own pitch in Cobham
Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole is having his own pitch built at the multi million pound mansion he's bought with wife Cheryl.

He says it will give him a chance to hone his skills while spending more time with her at the pad in Cobham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Fulham move up to 8th in the Premiership
Fulham are now up to 8th in the table after beating bottom of the Premier League West Brom 2-nil.

Bobby Zamora scored his first league goal since September to get the home side on their way - Andy Johnson added a second.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Surrey skier dies in Alps crash
A young British man has died after skiing off-piste into a stream in the French Alps.

The 21 year old victim from Surrey was found unconscious in the water in Val D'Isere.

Rescuers believed he was "skiing very fast and went straight into large rocks" after failing to see the stream.

The victim from Redhill died in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Detectives appeal after Tadworth robbery
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Tadworth.

On Friday night a man walked into Ladbrokes bookmakers in Tattenham Way, and demanded money.

The suspect snatched a quantity of cash -as he left a member of staff hit the him over the head with a stool.

The robber was wearing a balaclava, gloves, dark jeans, dark coloured top and boots.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Weybridge MP surprised by Rock lending
The MP for Runnymede & Weybridge Phillip Hammond has expressed surprise at the Government's latest plan to revitalise the housing market

Ministers are to make 14 billion pounds available to homebuyers over the next two years through Northern Rock.

People struggling to get a mortgage could get help from what may seem like an unlikely source.

Northern Rock, which had to be nationalised after running into severe trouble, is going to make an extra 14 billion pounds in loans available over the next two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Easier recycling in Merton
People living in Merton could now find it easier to recycle their household waste as the council streamlines its collection service.

From today, as well as new collection days - recyclable waste such as glass, paper and tin will be accepted by collectors mixed together.

This is different from the previous system, where residents were asked to separate their waste into different containers.

It's hoped the change will make recycling easier and quicker for the council and its residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

New witnesses come forward in Dando case
Scotland Yard's promising any new lines of inquiry in the Jill Dando murder case WILL be investigated.

It follows reports the Fulham TV presenter might have been killed by a Serbian criminal.

Several witnesses are said to have heard a West Midlands man of Serb descent boast of the Crimewatch star’s killing.

He said her murder was an act of revenge for the bombing of Belgrade by Nato in 1999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Fears grow for missing Hounslow woman
Fears continue to grow for a depressed woman who disappeared in Hounslow after putting rubbish out for collection on Saturday night.

25-year-old Zoe Harvey told her boyfriend she was putting out the bins before stepping out in Maswell Park Crescent at around 9'o'clock. She failed to return home.

It's believed Zoe has been depressed in recent months – police say they're keen to locate her.

She's white, of average build with dark hair and wears glasses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Lib Dem leader celebrates arrival at Kingston hospital
The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg has announced his wife's given birth to their third son.

Miguel was born yesterday morning at Kingston Hospital in London.

Miriam, who's Spanish, and the baby are doing well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Anti-social children rounded up in Croydon
Children in Croydon have been picked up off the streets and returned home during a pilot project to prevent them getting into trouble. Operation 'Staysafe' started on Friday night - it allows police to take kids into protective custody - and force parents to come and collect them. Some kids were caught drinking, taking drugs or just being anti-social.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

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