Missing woman found safe and well
Police say a mother who went missing has been found safe and well.
33 year old Maria Penfold was last spotted around Elephant and Castle late on Saturday night.
She’d been away for 5 days – but returned to her home in Wandsworth last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm
Chemmy Alcott wins
Twickenham Skier Chemmy Alcott has done it again.
The twenty -six year old won her second national title in two days at The British Land National Ski Championships in Meribel, France.
Dispite the slopes being tough,Alcott won the National Super G Championship by a clear margin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
Lewis Hamilton says sorry
Lewis Hamilton's said sorry for being caught lying to stewards at the Australian F1 Grand Prix.
The world champion was stripped of his 3rd place finish after deliberately misleading race officials who were investigating an illegal overtaking manovre.
McLaren say they're deeply embarrassed, and have suspended sporting director Dave Ryan.
Hamilton could still be banned for the rest of the season though.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm
Wandsworth woman sets diving world record
A Wandsworth woman's set a new world record after diving 96 metres below the ocean - and back - in a single breath.
Sara Campbell was underwater for three minutes and 36 seconds off Long Island in the Bahamas.
The 37 year-old says she felt "light headed" after breaking the "Constant Weight" women's world record.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
Meredith Kercher murder suspects shopped for lingerie on day of murder
The Meredith Kercher murder trial's hearing from a pathologist who examined the Coulsden student's body after she was found dead.
An Italian judge has ruled this evidence should be held behind closed doors - after the Kercher family requested that no images were made public.
Later, the owner of a lingerie shop's expected to tell the Perugia court the suspects, Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito, went shopping there after the murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am
Healthcare in Wandsworth and Surrey falls short on hygiene
Shape up - or be shut down.
It's the threat facing 21 NHS Trusts in England found to be failing hygiene standards.
The new Care Quality Commission watchdog's ordered them all to bring standards up to scratch.
Among those criticised in the report – are SW London & St George's Mental Health Trust, and the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
The commission has the power to issue fines or even close wards and hospitals if deadlines aren't met.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am
Man appears in court over Brentford cyclist's death
A man's appeared in court charged with fatally injuring a Brentford cyclist.
Jamal Kanafani is charged with causing death by dangerous driving on the Great West Road, last November.
The rider – 60-year-old Michael Fletcher was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kanafani's been bailed to appear before magistrates in Feltham later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Child Abuse Research Centre gets backing from Kingston Uni
Experts at Kingston University have spoken out in support of a new centre combating child abuse.
The Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies will carry out a wide range of research into sexual, physical and mental mistreatment.
The Met Police has also offered its backing saying there’s never been a more important time to address the problem.
The centre is a partnership between professionals at Kingston and Royal Holloway Universities.
Professor of Criminolgy at Kingston University Julie Davidson was at the unveiling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm
Police appeal after bank robbery in Hayes
Police are investigating a bank robbery in Hayes.
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken in the raid at Lloyds in East Avenue on Tuesday morning.
A security guard needed medical treatment for an arm injury after she was assaulted.
Police believe the robbers made their escape on a motorbike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm
Images released of theft in Tadworth
Police have released images of two men they’d like to question in connection with a theft in Tadworth.
A chip and pin terminal was stolen from the Total Garage on the Brighton Road on Monday 16th March.
Both suspects are described as Asian men. One was wearing a grey hoodie while the other was wearing a red sweatshirt.
The CCTV images have been released in the hope someone may recognise the suspects.
Anyone with information should contact Epsom Police on 0845 125 2222
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Astronaut visits schools in Leatherhead
An astronaut’s visited three schools in Leatherhead today.
Richard Garriott’s been telling pupils at Howard of Effingham, Polesden Lacey and St Lawrence in Effingham about his trip into space.
He made a multi-million dollar payment for a ten day trip aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International space station last October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Wisley Gardens looks for a new voice
Wisley Gardens search to find the voice of “tomato growth” is proving fruitful.
About 40 people went along to auditions yesterday to see if they had the right tones for an experiment.
Ten different voices will soon be selected to take part.
These recordings will then be played out to plants under controlled conditions for a month to see if it affects their growth:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Second wave of drug raids by Surrey Police
More drug raids have been carried out by Surrey Police.
13 addresses were searched and 9 people arrested in the North of the County early this morning.
Yesterday 22 properties were raided with 25 people questioned.
Sutton family win support from MP
Sutton & Cheam MP Paul Burstow will meet the Immigration Minister later to try and stop a family being deported to Egypt.
The Bolis family have lived in Sutton for the last six years, after leaving Egypt because of the discrimination suffered against their autistic son, Marin.
900 people have signed the petition to keep the family in the country, fearing Marin won’t be able to receive the specialist care he receives at Sherwood Park School.
The Lib Dem will a meet Phil Woolas to discuss the case in more detail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am
Lewis Hamilton disqualified from Australian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has been stripped of his third place at the Australian Grand Prix and disqualified.
It relates to an incident which saw Toyota's Jarno Trulli penalised 25-seconds for the way he overtook Hamilton during a safety car period.
But after hearing team radio transmissions from the race - the FIA decided Hamilton and McLaren gave "deliberately misleading" evidence to the Melbourne hearing.
Trulli's been reinstated to third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
Surrey school bucks national staffing trend
Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show a quarter of all primary schools in England have no males teaching staff at all.
But a school in Surrey is bucking the trend.
Reigate Priory juniors has 15 male members of staff.
Teachers at the school say men bring various strengths to the classroom table – including a positive role-model for young boys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
Wandsworth builds on housing scheme success
A pioneering housing scheme launched by Wandsworth Council, has been adopted by another London borough.
The Hidden Homes programme turns wasted space into new accommodation.
Nearly 200 homes have been created, as a result.
Now council officials are helping counterparts in Southwark to do the same.
It's the second local authority to imitate the project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am
Croydon model launches clothes line in US
Retailer Topshop is expanding into the US market, with help from Croydon's most fashionable export.
The clothing chain is opening a store on Broadway - the first of up to 15 outlets that its billionaire owner, Philip Green, is planning for major American cities.
Critics say it's a big risk with the US in recession and the store in New York costing fourteen-million pounds.
The chain is backed by a clothes line designed by Kate Moss.
The South London model says she's really motivated by the brand. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
New supermarket approved for Banstead
Plans to build a new Waitrose in Banstead have moved forward the after council granted planning permission.
It's hoped the new store on the High Street, will be bigger and more energy efficient than the previous one – which was destroyed in a fire in December.
Waitrose have since taken up residence in the former-Woolworths store further down the street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am
Family of Colliers Wood man dismayed at killer's sentence
The family of an innocent man, killed in a Merton supermarket says the justice system has let them down – after the man responsible was sentenced to four years in prison.
Kevin Tripp was fatally punched after a row over queue jumping at Sainsbury's in Colliers Wood, last June.
Tony Virasami - who dealt the blow- could be released within two years.
Mr Tripp's partner and siblings say they're dismayed by the sentencing.
Virasami's former-girlfriend Antonette Richardson was also jailed for 18-months for provoking the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Wimbledon Sailing stars going for Gold
Two of Britain’s top sailing stars will be going for gold when they take part in the Youth National Championship trials later this month.
Oscar McVeigh and Rebecca Kalderon from Wimbledon will enter the competition with around 250 other hopefuls.
They’ll sail around Scotland’s west coast for five days from April 13th.
The competition is regarded as British Youth Sailing’s premier annual racing event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Surrey police carry out drug raids
Suspected drug dealers in Spelthorne got a rude awakening this morning.
Over three hundred officers launched a co-ordinated series of raids on 22 addresses in Sunbury, Shepperton and Staines.
It’s part of Operation Wentwood which is aimed at removing class A drugs from Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm
A violent mob has targeted a Royal Bank of Scotland building in the City of London.
G20 protesters smashed windows and vandals sprayed graffiti on the branch in Threadneedle Street.
A number of people also managed to get inside. Police have used batons to try to force demonstrators back.
However the scene outside Natwest was a little more peaceful as our Reporter David Harris captured this shot at lunchtime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm
Have you got what it takes to be a Macmillan Fundraiser?
Macmillan Cancer Support desperately wants volunteers from South West London and Surrey.
The charity is not allocated any Government funding but still has to make 119 million pounds a year to survive.
St George’s Hospital in Tooting is the most recent place to benefit from money raised by Macmillan Groups.
All you have to do is decide upon two events you'd like to host be it a BBQ or coffee morning.
For more details on how to get involved and start changing lives please email Freya Marshall [email protected] or call the team on 0208 222 9032 or 0208 563 9699
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Twickenham campaigner accepts libel damages
A Twickenham campaigner's accepted undisclosed libel damages over a claim in a book by Andrew Marr she was a supporter of a British terror group.
Erin Pizzey set up the country's first women's refuge in Chiswick in 1972.
She'd brought High Court proceedings against Macmillan Publishers, who brought out Marr's A History of Modern Britain.
The book wrongly claimed she'd had links to the Angry Brigade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm
Foot and Mouth claim rejected
The High Court has rejected a damages claim by Surrey farmers regarding the Foot and Mouth outbreak.
Cattle restrictions were imposed around the County after the outbreak in 2007 meaning a huge loss of business.
But a Judge today ruled that their claims had no real prospect of success and should not go forward to a full hearing.
The Outbreak is alleged to have started at a laboratory in Pirbright where drains leaked and infected nearby farms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm
Postman robbed in Woking
A postman has been robbed during his round in Woking.
Two men approached the victim just after 9 o’clock last Tuesday morning in the Hook Heath area.
One of the suspects demanded he hand over his mp3 player before revealing a large kitchen knife.
The 34 year old postman managed to push the offenders to the ground before cycling away.
Both suspects are described as Eastern European and one spoke with a foreign accent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm
Arson attack in Bookham
Police are appealing for information after an arson attack in Bookham.
The village pavilion in Lower Road was destroyed in the blaze last week.
The arsonists also set alight to nearby buses which caused minor damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm
A man's jailed for killing an innocent shopper in Colliers Wood
A man's been jailed for killing an innocent shopper at a supermarket in Colliers Wood.
Tony Virasami attacked Kevin Tripp after a row over queue jumping at a store last year.
He's been given a four year sentence.
Virasami's ex-partner - Antonette Richardson - who called him to the shop has been jailed for 18 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Problem for South West Train passengers
Passengers on South West Trains may find themselves scrambling to the front to disembark, after expansion plans were cut short.
Increasing rail capacity at rush hour between Woking and Waterloo was promised to commuters.
But Network Rail has announced a shortfall of £200-million.
The firm says some routes may be forced to make do with trains too long for their platforms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
Protests against "high" Hampton building
Strong protests are underway to try and stop the highest building in Hampton getting even higher.
Plans have been submitted to add another storey to Park-Gate-Court, a building which overlooks Bushy Park.
Twickenham MP Vince Cable has come out against the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Surrey police steps up fight against border criminals
Surrey Police is drawing lines in the sand and stepping up its clampdown on cross-border criminals.
Up to 40% of crime in the county is committed by offenders who travel in from London.
The scheme's been running since last September – but will now be supported by roadside billboards and posters warning criminals to steer clear of Surrey.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Brooks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Jobs to go in South East
90 jobs are being axed at the South East development agency.
A 50 million pound budget shortfall will see the cuts being made.
The agency is being restructured and the full extent of job losses will become known by next April.
Cuts will be made through a voluntary scheme, restricting external recruitment and cutting down the costs of hiring temporary staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
Talking to plants at Wisley
Staff at Wisley gardens are testing the theory that talking to plants spurs their growth.
For 30 days, tomato plants will listen to headphones attached to their pots.
Growth rates will be compared with plants that grew in silence.
The trial could open up doors to the sale of CDs for gardeners to play at home to their own plants.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm
Video shop in Cobham threatened by armed robbers
Staff at a video shop in Cobham have been threatened by robbers wielding a kitchen knife.
They forced workers at Blockbusters to hand over a large sum of money in the raid on Friday night.
Both suspects are white and about 6 foot.
Police say it was a cowardly and planned offence by two cynical thieves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm
Images released about robbery in Ashtead
CCTV images have now been released in connection with a robbery in Ashtead.
The suspect walked into HSBC bank in the Street last week and threatened staff.
He made off with a substantial sum of money
The robber is white – about 6 foot and stocky.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
Damage to chippy in Chobham
A thousand pounds worth of damage has been caused to a chip shop in Chobham.
A man started shouting abuse at one of the customers inside then kicked the window in.
Police say he made off in a dark coloured car possibly an L reg Volvo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm
AC Milan boss wants to stay in Italy
Chelsea managerial target Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated his desire to stay at his current club AC Milan beyond the end of the season.
But he says the team must secure a place in the Champions League for next season.
Ancelotti has also been linked with Real Madrid
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am
Police hunt gunman in Putney
A car passengers been injured after being shot in Putney.
The victim was in a silver Mercedes in Upper Richmond Road last night.
The car came under fire from a passing motorbike with a pillion passenger.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am
Monday, 30 March 2009
Heathrow residents adopted
Environmental activists have adopted a Heathrow Resident today.
They’ve paired up in their fight against airport expansion.
Those taking part were matched together at a short joining ceremony at St Mary’s in Harmondsworth this afternoon.
Heathrow residents have been matched with environmentalists from as far away as Scotland.
It’s the brainchild of activist group Plane Stupid.
Campaigner Leo Murray says its basically a support system for residents who may not know their rights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
Police help schools in Croydon to combat bullying
All 21 schools in Croydon could be set to receive their own police to help combat bullying.
The announcement has been made after it was revealed there were 237 knife related crimes in the borough-
between July 2007 and July 2008.
If the plans go ahead it will mean a PC stationed outside the school at all times to keep an eye on playground activities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
London Underground starts investigation
London Underground's started an investigation into a near-miss between two rush-hour Tube trains.
The incident, which happened last Friday evening, involved a Piccadilly and a District line train near Ealing Broadway station.
It's understood a signalman's been relieved of his duties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
FIFA sends message of sympathy
The world governing body for football have asked for a full report into the stadium crush which caused the death of at least 22 people at an international match in the Ivory Coast.
132 people were also wounded when the crowd stampeded to catch a glimpse of the players including Chelsea's Didier Drogba.
FIFA's sent a message of sympathy to the victims, and demanded a report from the Ivorian FA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Surrey County Council leader steps down
The leader of Surrey County Council has resigned.
Nick Skellett will stand down as leader of the ruling conservative group.
It’s a position he's held for 12 years.
Surrey County Council was recently awarded just one star out of a possible four in a recent audit commission report.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
New uniform for firefighters
Tooting's MP has introduced a new uniform for firefighters – which includes options for headscarf and turban-wearers.
The Minister for Fire Sadiq Khan says the new clothing's better fitting, giving firemen and women more protection, as well as looking more professional.
The new grey and red coloured range - which also includes maternity and sportswear - was shown off to the media by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
John Terry warns teammates about Shevchenko
He may not be playing regularly for AC Milan but England are still wary of Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko.
Three Lions captain John Terry has warned his team-mates not to underestimate his former Chelsea team-mate in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier at Wembley.
Terry says he'll be keen to prove people wrong after a difficult two years at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm
Police uncover cannabis factory in Walton
Police have uncovered a cannabis factory in Walton.
A letting agent found about fifty plants at a property in Crutchfield Lane.
They were found in five bedrooms which had been converted for drug production.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
Police decide not to re-open murder inquiry
Police reviewing the death of an Ashtead man, have decided not to pursue a fresh inquiry.
25 year old Matthew Demko was found dead in a garage last April.
A man was cleared of his murder by a jury at the Old Bailey in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm
Kingston students prove safety can take on the catwalk
A team of students at Tiffin Girls in Kingston have proved they’ve got what it takes to be entrepreneurs.
They’ve beaten other schools up and down the country to be named winners of the National Young Enterprise Trade Fair.
Team Sienna makes affordable and fashionable sweatshirts for students to wear while they’re out in the dark.
They’ve already won the title of Best Overall Company at the Kingston Trade Fair with the product The Flashback.
To order yours go to www.siennahome.co.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm
Kingston parents get a say in their children's future
Today is the last day for parents in Kingston to sign a petition backing a campaign for schools.
Local Schools for Local Children is calling on the Council to address the shortage of primary places in the borough.
Over 250 signatures have already been collected from concerned supporters.
Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Kingston Helen Whately will present the petition at a meeting tomorrow.
To back the campaign before it’s too late go to Kingston.gov.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Missing Epsom man found after national BBC appeal
A man from Epsom who went missing last week has been found after a national appeal.
66-year-old Peter Finney, who hadn't been seen since last Saturday was found in Islington this morning.
He has been taken to hospital for observation, but is not believed to be injured or seriously ill.
Surrey Police would like to thank the public and the media - particularly the BBC's 'Missing Live' programme - for their help in finding Mr Finney.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm
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