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Saturday, 21 March 2009

Brooklands Tesco Robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a superstore in Brooklands this morning.

Security guards reloading cash machines were threatened at Tescos in Barnes Wallis Drive just before 7.30.

Cash containers were stolen and the thieves then made off in a stolen BMW.

The vehicle was spotted and followed by officers on the A307 Portsmouth Road.

The suspects jumped out of the car close to the junction with Blackhills and ran off into woodland.

They are described as a group of three or four black men in their twenties.

Two of the suspects from South London have now been arrested.

It’s believed at least one more ran off and may have caught a train.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was on West End Common or who was catching an early train from Esher Station today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Drogba Cautioned.
Didier Drogba has been cautioned for allegedly throwing a coin at rival fans.

The Chelsea striker went to a London police station yesterday and was cautioned for common assault.

The incident happened after he scored in a match against Burnley at Stamford Bridge last November
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Croydon man charged with murder.
An 18 year old man is due before Sutton Magistrates today charged with murdering a teenager who was beaten and stabbed to death.

Shakilus Townsend who was sixteen was attacked last July in Thornton Heath and died in hospital a day later.

Andre Johnson Hayes from Croydon is the seventh youth to be charged with the killing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Friday, 20 March 2009

Lib Dem MP Tom Brake holds meeting on facebook
Carshalton MP Tom Brake has held his first meeting organised via Facebook.

The event was held at the Crown and Anchor in Wallington this week.

The Lib Dem says it gave people the opportunity to ask questions about politics and find out more about how he represents them in parliament.

He says he’s planning to hold more in the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Air quality monitoring in Putney
Putney High Street will be the subject for a year-long air quality study.

A temporary monitoring station will be installed outside the entrance of The Exchange shopping centre.

The area suffers from heavy traffic and the council want a clearer picture of peoples daily exposure.

The borough currently has two other monitoring stations, one on Mitcham Road in Tooting and one at Wandsworth High Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Lewis Hamilton hits out at changes
World champion Lewis Hamilton has criticised the rule changes introduced into Formula 1.

The FIA changed the points system to award the world title to the driver with most wins.

The Woking driver says it's a shame what's happening to F1 and it's hard to believe these decisions will improve things for the trackside spectators and TV viewers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Chelsea draw Liverpool in Europe
Liverpool and Chelsea have been drawn to play each other in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Holders Manchester United face Porto.

Arsenal are up against Villareal.

The winners of the tie between Liverpool and Chelsea will then face either Barcelona or Bayern Munich in the semis.

That means United and Arsenal could also meet in the last four if they win their games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Mosaic nightclub has its license suspended
A Sutton nightclub has had it's license suspended for a month.

Police and trading standards decided to review Mosaics license following concerns about how the club was being run.

Evidence included two illegal sales of alcohol and two sales of cigarettes to underage customers.

Mosaic will not be allowed to re-open as a nightclub.

The venue will reopen in April under new name – The Ivory lounge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Two major fires burn in SW London

This is the scene in Bedfont yesterday afternoon.

Two major fires broke out within miles of each other causing confusion for the London Fire Brigade who investigated the blazes.

One in Stanwell Moore was put out within two hours.

The other one at an industrial estate in Bedfont road in Feltham needed six fire engines to get it under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Recession support in Surrey
Surrey County Council are hitting the road with a campaign to help people through the recession.

Roadshows are being held across the county so residents can speak to the authority about the issues affecting them.

There will advice on a wide range of subjects including finance, benefit entitlements and support for businesses.

The roadshows are taking place from 11am till 2pm at:
The Mall, 5-6 The Square, Camberley, GU15 3SL on Monday 23rd March
The Peacocks Centre, Victoria Way, Woking, GU21 6GH on Wednesday 25th March
The Friary Centre, north Street, Guildford, GU1 4YT on Friday 27th March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Chelsea boss speaks out
Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink believes there’s now scope for surprises as the title run-in reaches its conclusion.

Liverpool's win at Old Trafford at the week-end and Chelsea's defeat of Manchester City cut the gap between the leaders and their two closest rivals to four points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Hate crime confronted in Richmond
Hate crime has been put under the spotlight in Richmond.

A public consultation will be held later this month to give people chance to voice their concerns.

It’s being hosted by various public sectors including the Community Safety Partnership.

They’re keen to emphasise that hate crime can incorporate all sorts of abuse from homophobia to race or and religion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Heathrow owners vow to fight monopoly ruling
The Competition Commission has confirmed that Heathrow's parent firm BAA MUST sell Gatwick, Stansted, and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports.

In an earlier provisional report, the commission said the lack of competition was proving detrimental to passengers.

BAA's chief executive Colin Matthews says they're likely to appeal against the ruling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Heathrow owners forced to sell other sites
Three of the UK's biggest airports will be changing hands.

The Competition Commission has ordered the owners of Heathrow - BAA to sell Gatwick, Stansted and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports.

Gatwick's already up for sale.

The Commission has been investigating BAA for two years - criticising the standard of services at its seven UK airports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Top cop is transferred following Worboys case
The police chief responsible for an apparent mismanagement of the black cab rape case in SW London has been moved to a different force.

Chief Superintendent Chris Jarratt will soon leave his post at Greenwich.

Local officers are being blamed for an apparent failure which left taxi driver John Worboys free to attack more women.

He's awaiting sentence on 19 charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Travelodge bucks economic trend
Hotelier Travelodge has bucked the economic trend – by announcing plans to build a further 12 hotels.

Among the new sites proposed are branches in Egham, Twickenham and Penge.

The plans are thought to be worth around £70-million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Princess Anne visits carers in Richmond
Carers in Richmond have received a royal visit.

Princess Anne visited the Richmond Carers Centre yesterday afternoon.

The centre provides a wide range of support services to adult and young carers who look after loved ones with an illness or disability.

The Princess unveiled a plaque at the centre to commemorate her visit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

MP Tom Brake supports the big switch off
Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake has shown his support for the WWF's Earth Hour by turning off a giant light switch.

The World Wildlife Fund are asking people to switch off their lights for one hour from 8.30 on March 28th -

To draw attention to the need for action on climate change.

The WWF is encouraging Sutton Council to join the big switch off by dimming and switching off the lights of civic buildings and iconic landmarks.

Many famous landmarks around the world will be playing their part, including Nelson's Column, Sydney Opera House and the Eiffel Tower.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

A motorcyclist is killed in Wallington crash
A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in Wallington.

The rider in his 40’s died after being in collision with a lorry at Woodcote Green just after 9 this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Battersea brothers cleared of Valentines murder.
Two brothers have been cleared of murdering the man dating their mother on Valentines day last year.

36 year old Steven Bates died after being hit by a car and stabbed four times.

The Old Bailey heard how he’d been having an affair with Phillipa Clark.

Her sons Terry and Lewis and their friend Ian Jenkins all from Battersea were found not guilty by a Jury yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

Man fined £150,000 for selling fake iPod Accessories
A man caught selling fake iPod accessories in Sutton’s been ordered to pay a 150 thousand pound fine and carry out 160 hours of community service.

Mr Arshhid Hussain from Middlesex pleaded guilty to 36 offences at Winchester Crown court.

185 items were confiscated from his Fone Box store in the St Nicholas centre, including mobile phone covers, football tags and Simpsons’ accessories.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Woman killed at Turnham Green station
A woman’s been killed after falling in front of a train at Turnham Green station.

The accident is being treated as non suspicious.

No other details have been released but routes into and out of Chiswick and Richmond stations were affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Twickenham MP handed Barclays tax files
An investigation's begun into alleged tax dodging at Barclays Bank.

HM Revenue and Customs are looking into claims that documents have been passed to Twickenham MP Vince Cable by a whisteblower.

The papers are said to reveal a suspected scheme to obtain tax relief in other countries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Man shot in Clapham
A man’s recovering after being shot in the back in Clapham.

The victim in his 20’s was shot in Meyrick Road at half seven on Monday evening.

Two men have since been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Childrens' Hospice Team reach for the stars

Hot on the heels of Comic Relief’s Stars of Kilimanjaro is a Hampton based team trying to raise cash for their own cause.

Friends and Staff at the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice are setting off for the climb to the World’s highest free standing mountain tomorrow morning.

They want to raise 30 thousand pounds for the hospice which costs 3 million pounds a year to run with a mere 8 percent coming from Government grant.

To donate please log onto www.teamshootingstar.co.uk

Good Luck from everyone on Jackie News
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Monday, 16 March 2009

Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
X Factor presenter, Dermot O’Leary, came to Sutton to pledge his support to The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign’s OUR PLAN appeal.

It's to help reach its target of 15 million pounds to build Europe’s leading cancer centre for children and teenagers.

Chief Executive, Cally Palmer, spoke to reporter Robin Davies about the hospital’s ambitions for the centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Epsom boy shot in face with pellet gun
Police in Epsom are appealing for witnesses to an assault last Tuesday.

A ten-year-old boy was shot in the face with a pellet gun by two older youths.

It happened in an alleyway off Scotts Farm Road just after 5'o'clock in the evening.

The suspects made off on bikes. They're both white males in their early teens, with dark hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Chris Tarrant arrested after row at Esher home
Quiz-show host and Esher resident Chris Tarrant's been arrested following allegations of assault at his home.

The entertainer was held at Staines police station in the early hours of this morning – following what's believed to be a domestic dispute at his luxury apartment.

The 62-year-old was later released without charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Man fatally injured by bus in Merton
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed by a bus in Merton.

The 29 - year – old victim was knocked down just outside Merton bus garage, on Saturday evening.

Anyone who saw the incident should call a dedicated witness line on 0208 941 9011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Council tax
Wandsworth has the lowest council tax bills in the capital – it’s been frozen for the second year in a row at £682 for a band D property

Neighbours in Kingston pay almost three times as much at over £1,600

People in Richmond, Merton, Croydon, Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith pay around twice that in Wandsworth

The announcement of the frozen rate came just days after the Audit Commission gave the Council the maximum 4 stars for its services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Army shows off new kit
The army is showing off its latest kit in their brand new showrooms.

The first to open are in Hounslow and Dalston.

You’ll be able to test your driving skills in a tank simulator and try your luck on a virtual battlefield.

There’ll also be a full range of military activities on show.

The man in charge, Colonel Paul Meldon, says it’s a chance for people to come along and see what the army does – and there’ll be no pressure to join up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

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