Mclaren fear slow start
Surrey-based McLaren are unlikely to be competitive at the start of the new Formula One season.
That’s according to McClaren chief Martin Whitmarsh.
The outfit trailed rivals such as Ferrari by more than a second throughout testing in Barcelona this week.
However, Whitmarsh is confident that McLaren will be able to return to the head of the field quickly once they have modified their new aerodynamic design further.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm
Thames tidy up
The River Thames has enjoyed a welcomed clean-up thanks to environmental charity Thames21.
The charity volunteers used the lowest tides of the year over the past two days to clear up the rubbish along the shoreline on the Isle of Dogs.
In the past five years, thirty thousand plastic bags have been picked up, which come from all over London but float downstream and build up on the bend of the river.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 pm
Fulham overcome Bolton
Fulham have recorded their first away win of the season in the Premier League.
Goals from Andy Johnson, Simon Davies and Diomansy Kamara gave Roy Hodgson's men a 3-1 victory at Bolton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm
Friday, 13 March 2009
Fulham and Chelsea team news
Fulham will look to get back into contention for a UEFA Cup spot when they play Bolton at the Reebok Stadium tomorrow.
The Cottagers will be without defender Aaron Hughes with a rib injury, but Bobby Zamora may return after recovering from a hip problem.
Meanwhile, Chelsea will look to keep the pressure on league leaders Manchester United when they face Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Former Blues Shaun Wright Phillips and Wayne Bridge make their return to South West London, while Ricardo Carvalho could regain his place in Chelsea’s starting line up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm
Meredith Kercher murder trial continues
The Meredith Kercher murder trial has heard one of the suspects was carrying a knife when he was arrested - just hours after the Coulsdon student was stabbed.
A police officer added that Raffaele Sollecito looked confused and nervous during questioning, but the knife wasn't believed to be the murder weapon.
Sollecito is charged alongside his former girlfriend, Amanda Knox, of killing Meredith in 2007.
Both deny murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Maternity unit at St Helier gets a facelift
The maternity unit at St Helier in Carshalton is getting a face-lift.
Nearly 3 millionpounds is being spent on the unit to improve the environment and care patients receive.
Work including a new High Dependency Unit has already begun, and all refurbishments are due to be completed by the autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Surrey firefighters need scrap vehicles
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service need your scrap vehicles.
An appeal started at the beginning of the year for fifty scrap cars to be used for training purposes.
Fresh supplies are needed in order for trainees to complete the final part of their assessment.
The service will pick up cars for free or they can be brought to the headquarters in Reigate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm
Surrey police won't face criminal charges
Police involved in shooting a man dead at Guildford Cathedral will not face criminal charges.
That’s the decision reached by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
39-year-old David Sycamore, who suffered from manic depression, was shot on the Cathedral steps in November last year.
It was reported that he had shown a replica gun to a passer by and said that he was going to kill a lot of people.
Two officers fired at Sycamore after he pulled the pistol from his coat pocket.
A date will now be set for the inquest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
A man injured after crash in Long Ditton
A man’s suffered serious head injuries in a road crash in Long Ditton.
The accident happened yesterday afternoon just after 2 when a van was in collision with a pedestrian in Effingham Road.
A man in his 60’s was taken to St George’s hospital in Tooting and police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
Chelsea look to continue good run.
Chelsea are looking to continue their good form under interim boss Guus Hiddink this weekend.
The Blues face Manchester City in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Hiddink's arrival has inspired Didier Drogba, who's scored four goals in his last five games.
Chelsea assistant first-team coach Ray Wilkins says the striker's firing on all cylinders again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm
Springfield Hospital Plans Rejected
Wandsworth Council has refused planning permission to redevelop Springfield Hospital.
The decision comes as a victory to residents who have been protesting the development plans for the peaceful Victorian site.
Local MP Sadiq Khan wants to work with the trust to formulate an acceptable development plan to upgrade facilities at Springfield hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm
Leatherhead Gambler Jailed
A gambler's luck ran out after he was jailed for ten months after stealing from his employers to feed his addiction.
37 year old Gregory Clarke stole over £5000 from a garage in Letherhead.
He also took around £7000 from several other employers
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Walton train incident
Train services were suspended at Walton Station after a man was found alive but injured on the roof a train.
Commuters on platform 1 were shocked to see a 20-year-old man on top of the 7:32 Woking to Waterloo train as it pulled into Walton about 8am.
The station was immediately closed and commuters were asked to leave the train and the platform before emergency services arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Richmond company goes tea potty once more
A legal technicality means a Richmond tea company has won the right to keep its controversial logo.
The Tea Box in Paradise Road was taken to court by German Company TeeKanne
who claimed owner Jemma Swallow had stolen its tea pot design to use as a logo.
However the company failed to log its complaints and objections before the Court Hearing Deadline.
The Tea Box can now continue to operate using the design.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm
Police investigate bus attack in Thornton Heath
A bus smashed into a shop front after two teenagers threatened the driver with a knife.
They also threw a fruit drink over his cab in Thornton Heath yesterday evening.
No-one was injured, but police are looking into whether the pair managed to break the driver’s door.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Man jailed for attack in Hounslow
A rapist has been jailed for eight years for an attack on a woman in Hounslow.
Ramazan Mukalazi assaulted his victim last October.
The Ugandan pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Kingston Crown Court.
The judge has recommended he be deported when he's released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm
Surrey pick new Chief Constable
The new Chief Constable of Surrey has been named.
Mark Rowley began his career in the police back in 1987 and has been serving as Temporary Chief Constable of Surrey Police since March last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
Surrey food company fined
A dog food manufacturing company has been fined over a hundred and fifty thousand pounds after one of its workers was crushed and died in an accident.
Forty-year-old Marcus Snow became trapped in packing machinery in 2006.
Naturediet Pet Foods, from Chiddingfold in Surrey, admitted a breach of health and safety law.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm
Police offer £20k for information on Brixton murder
A twenty-thousand-pound reward is being offered to help track down the killer of a young man who was shot dead in Lambeth a year ago.
19-year-old Nicholas Clarke was murdered on the Myatts Field Estate in Brixton last March.
Detective Inspector Jim Redmond from the Met's Trident unit gave us the details, when he spoke to Kristiaan Yeo earlier today. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm
Iraqi journalist jailed given three years for throwing shoe at Bush
An Iraqi journalist has been jailed for three years for throwing his shoes at former US President George Bush.
Muntazer al-Zaidi was found guilty of showing aggression against a foreign head of state.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge but could have faced fifteen years in prison.
Police search for missing Epsom man.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a vulnerable man who was last seen in Epsom this morning
61 year old Seyad Hawseea was reported missing by his wife around 9.30.
He failed to collect their daughter from college.
Seyad, who’s diabetic, doesn’t have his medication with him and his family are very concerned for his safety.
He’s an Asian man – about 5ft 8’, medium build, unshaven with grey and black hair which is balding on top.
He was last seen wearing a dark beanie hat, fleece and jogging bottoms.
He was also carrying a black rucksack with and ‘LA Fitness’ written on it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
Juventus look for an early goal against Chelsea
Juventus boss Claudio Ranieri says an early goal is vital if his side are to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Chelsea in the Champions League.
Ranieri will start with Alessandro del Piero and David Trezeguet up front for Tuesday's tie in Turin.
Chelsea, who have won all five matches under Hiddink, failed to win away from home in this season's group stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Streets in London to get a makeover
Shabby London streets could be in line for a face lift.
London Mayor Boris Johnson is putting cash aside to revamp some of the parks, streets, riverside walks and squares.
It's believed some of the money could go towards making China Town look more authentic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
South West Trains accused of concealing job cuts
South West Trains has been accused of 'concealing' job cuts.
The company that runs services into London Waterloo from across southern England is cutting 660 posts, but the RMT union says the figure is higher than that.
They claim the true number is more because the company is replacing some staff with lower paid positions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm
Lewis Hamilton picks up MBE
Lewis Hamilton's picked up his MBE from the Queen.
The world Formula One champion who races for the Woking based Mclaren team was watched by his parents and brother at Buckingham Palace.
The twenty-four year old admits her Majesty told him she was one of the millions who watched him take the F1 title.
Lewis says he was overwhelmed by the royal experience. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
RHS Wisley warns gardeners
Plant experts in Wisley have launched a fightback against a destructive beetle that's colonising across Surrey and London
It's feared the Red Lily Beetle will wreak havoc in our gardens this summer.
The Royal Horticultural Society says the bright red bug is thought to be from the Mediterranean.
The charity is asking gardeners to seek out the pests in their flower beds and report infestations on its website.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am
Passenger numbers descend at Heathrow
Passenger numbers at Heathrow were down 9-and-a-half percent last month.
BAA, which controls Heathrow, as well as Gatwick and Stansted says the bad weather contributed to the fall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am
Surrey's sportsmen scoop honours
It's a good day for Surrey's sporting heroes.
Formula One's youngest ever champion gets an MBE from the Queen later.
Lewis Hamilton will receive the award during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The 24-year old Woking driver clinched the title at last year's Brazilian Grand Prix.
Olympic kayaking gold medalist Doctor Tim Brabants from Walton – is also due to receive an honour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am
Goody asks to leave Fulham hospital
Jade Goody is reportedly urging staff at the Royal Marsden in Fulham to discharge her, so she can spend her remaining time with her children.
The star's eye sight is deteriorating as her terminal cancer worsens.
It's thought she's frightened of no longer being able to see her children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am
Monday, 9 March 2009
Andrew Marr's book withdrawn following complaints
Every unsold copy of Andrew Marr's book “A History of Modern Britain" has been withdrawn by the publisher, after a Twickenham women's rights campaigner filed a formal complaint.
It's understood 70-year-old Erin Pizzey complained about Marr linking her to the Angry Brigade.
Pan Macmillan has issued an "urgent" stock recall notice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm
Anelka still injured
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is doubtful for tomorrow’s Euro clash with Juventus.
He’s unlikely to have recovered from an ankle injury.
Midfielder Michael Essien could return to the starting line-up after coming off the bench in Saturday's 2-0 win at Coventry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
Drug dealers jailed
A network of drug dealers have been jailed for a total of 46 years.
200 police raided addresses in Surrey and London in May last year .
The dealers were making up to 20 thousand pounds a week peddling Class A Heroin and crack cocaine.
During the raids officers recovered the drugs along with money, suspected stolen goods and weapons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Tooting mother defends latest book
An author in Tooting has come under fire for kicking her teenage son out of their family home and later revealing details of his drug use in her latest book.
Julie Myerson's son Jake was sent packing after his cannabis-use forced a wedge between the family.
She later admitted smoking the drug herself as a child.
Struggling musician Jake - now 20 – told the Mail he often busks in Central London to pay his rent and food bills.
Julie insists she had her son's permission to write about his habit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am
Lambeth coffee expert insures tongue for £10-million
A coffee taster in Lambeth has insured his tongue for TEN million pounds.
Gennaro Pelliccia ensures the 108 million cups produced by a popular coffee chain each year all meet his standards.
He personally tastes every batch of raw coffee beans at the company's roastery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am
Schoolboy airlifted to hospital after Cheam crash
A schoolboy is being airlifted to hospital, after he being hit by a car in Cheam.
The accident occurred on Malden Road, outside Cheam Leisure Centre just before 8'o'clock this morning.
The boy is believed to be a young teenager, possibly a pupil at Cheam High School.
A female driver is being treated for shock at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am
Jade Goody left shaken after security breach in Fulham hospital room
A woman found in Jade Goody's hospital room with a hammer has been released without charge by police.
Jade's publicisit, Max Clifford, says the dying TV star woke up and found the stranger leaning over her at the Royal Marsden in Fulham.
The 41-year-old was arrested by officers at the scene and taken into custody after being searched.
Security has now been increased around Jade's bedside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am
Parents plan protest at Claygate Primary
Parents are due to protest outside Claygate Primary School this afternoon, in a row over secondary school places.
They’re angry after a quarter of students weren’t given one of their three secondary school choices –
Meaning they will have to travel a greater distance to and from school.
Claygate Class Action are calling on Surrey County Council to address the problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 am
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Local pubs suffering from credit crunch
Restaurants and pubs are suffering the effects of the credit crunch, with a reported 39 pubs closing every week in Britain.
Simon Clarke runs the Eagle Ale House in Clapham Junction
He says that the biggest issue is not getting customers through the doors.
According to Mr Clarke some pubs are contracted to buying beer from their landlords at greatly increased prices, often twice that of a wholesaler.
This is leading to a loss in revenue and many pubs going under as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm
Sutton Debt Worries
People in Sutton are starting to suffer the effects of the credit crunch.
The Citizen Advice Bureaux says that the average amount of debt in the borough has shot up to around £32,000 – about twice the national average - and that doesn't include mortgages.
Ann Kinahan the director of Sutton CAB is worried that people are going to lose their homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am
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