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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Protests in Twickenham

Residents have been protesting on the streets of Twickenham.

They’re outraged by the Council’s apparent refusal to stop the building of a number of luxury flats.

Despite the demonstration to save the land, the Council managed to unveil a plaque commemorating the rock legends of Eel Pie Island.

Pink Floyd, The Yardbirds and The Rolling Stones all played there in their hey days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 pm  

More people arrested in connection with New Malden attack
A further six people have been arrested in connection with an attack on a teenage boy in New Malden.

The sixteen-year-old is being kept alive on a ventilator at the Atkinson Morley Hospital, following the assault in Blagdon Park on April 8th.

The teenager, who hasn’t been named, was set upon by a group of up to sixteen black youths who beat him before running off.

A total of eleven people have now been bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Britain's Got Talent winner to perform at the Twickenham Stoop
The winner of Britain's Got Talent will be performing live at the Twickenham Stoop when Harlequins Rugby League play Wakefield.

George Sampson will take to the stage before kick-off and at half time on Sunday 17th May.

The teenage dancing sensation will be joined by lucky pupils from local schools.

Youngsters from South West London will get the chance to win the opportunity of dancing with their hero in front of the crowds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 pm  

Tributes a week after fatal accident in Kingston
Tributes have been left on Kingston Bridge following the death of a moped rider there a week ago this afternoon.

16 year old Daniel Izguierdo died after colliding with a single decker bus he was trying to overtake.

The air ambulance was called to the scene but Daniel was pronounced dead before it arrived.

Dozens of bouquets have been left at the spot where he was killed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Friday, 24 April 2009

An inquest records verdicts of accidental death
A helicopter carrying a millionaire Chelsea fan probably crashed in woods because the pilot became disorientated by unexpected cloud.

Phillip Carter, his son Andrew, friend Jon Waller, and pilot Stephen Holdich died near Peterborough, in Cambridgeshire in 2007.

They'd been returning from Merseyside after watching Chelsea play Liverpool.

An inquest jury's recorded verdicts of accidental death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Police make appeals after assault in New Malden
Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in New Malden.

The victim was taken to hospital after the attack in Beresford Road yesterday afternoon around five thirty.

His injuries are consistent to that of a beating.

Police are trying to trace two suspects seen in the area at the time.

One is black and was wearing a black and white chequered fleece.

The others white with brown hair and was wearing a light green t-shirt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Extra security at allotments in Dorking
Gardeners and police are joining forces to tackle vandals targeting allotments in Dorking.

The Coldharbour Lane site has seen a spate of theft, arson and vandalism attacks.

Recently a shed which was made almost entirely from recycled materials was destroyed by fire.

Officers have begun high-visibility patrols.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Time for rowdy drinkers in Wimbledon
It's “time at the bar” for rowdy drinkers in Wimbledon.

Police are launching a new scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town centre's pubs, bars and clubs.

“Behave Or Be Banned” aims to punish the loutish few who spoil other drinkers' evenings.

Offenders will be named and shamed under the scheme.

Chief Inspector Mark Payne says the scheme's been welcomed by publicans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Rosberg quickest in Bahrain
Nico Rosberg's finished fastest in second practice for this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso was second, with Jarno Trulli (PRON: Yar-noe Tru-lee) in third.

Championship leader Jenson Button was sixth, while Lewis Hamilton was way back in eleventh.

The Woking driver had set the pace in the first session.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Detectives investigate robbery in Wallington
Detectives are investigating a robbery at an shop in Wallington.

Staff at Robins Food & Wine were held at knife-point at 4pm on Tuesday, last week.

The suspect was wearing a black tracksuit and a black plastic bag over his head.

He grabbed cash and cigarettes before escaping along Stafford Road.

He's white and in his teens with blonde hair and was holding a white carrier bag.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Drugs dealer jailed after operation by Surrey Police
A drugs dealer who imported huge quantities of cocaine destined for the streets of Surrey has been jailed.

48 year old Nigel Franks from Slough was caught after an undercover operation by police.

In August two decorative sinks were intercepted at Stanstead airport addressed to Franks containing 2.5 kilos of cocaine.

The were resealed with a listening device fitted and delivered to his home address.

He was arrested shortly after and found to have opened the consignment.

Franks was jailed for 18 years at Kingston Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Former Chelsea boss in talks about new job
It's claimed former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is in talks about becoming the new boss of Angola.

The World Cup-winning coach has reportedly already agreed terms with the local FA.

He was sacked from his job at Stamford Bridge in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Chelsea footballer Mikel banned from driving
Chelsea footballer John Obi Mikel has been banned from driving for 15 months after he admitted drink driving.

The 21 year-old who lives in Weybridge was found to be almost twice the limit when stopped by police in Fulham in January.

He's also been ordered to pay over one and a half thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

McLaren apologise
Lewis Hamilton's Formula One team has written to the sport's governing body to apologise for misleading stewards.

The Woking based McLaren team face an FIA hearing next week and could be suspended from the world championship.

It's thought the team has now accepted responsibility for lying to officials at last month's Australian Grand Prix.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake reacts to new G20 protest evidence
A new picture appears to show that Ian Tomlinson suffered a head injury before he died at the G20 protests.

It's been handed to the watchdog, which is investigating his death after being pushed to the ground by a police officer.

Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake attended the G20 demonstrations in London and is currently writing a report about what he saw, with the Home Affairs Select Committee.

He gives his reaction to the latest evidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Cruising into the record books
Britain will soon be able to lay claim to the world’s biggest cruise ship.

From 2010, the Independence of the Seas will be setting off from the UK year-round, sailing 15 cruises to the Western Mediterranean and the Canaries each Winter

The 4000-passenger berth is part of Addlestone-based Royal Caribbean’s fleet.

Most ships turn round and head back to the warm waters of the Caribbean in the Autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 am  

Nick Clegg speaks to Jackie News in Sutton
MP Nick Clegg took part in a questions and answers session at Sutton College of Learning for Adults.

The Liberal Democrat leader is keen to meet people up and down the country who feel cut off from politics.

He spoke to our reporter Nicki Chandris about two hot topics - the budget and MP's expenses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 am  

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Dorking digging decision postponed
A decision on whether to go ahead with plans to search for Oil in Surrey woodland has been postponed.

The Council wants more details from Europa Oil and Gas which wants permission to explore boreholes in Bury Hill Wood in Dorking.

The Council says it won't look at the matter again until July 22nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Richmond and Twickenham Times runs for charity

Ian Mason [far left] from the Richmond and Twickenham Times is running the London Marathon this weekend for East Sheen based charity Missing People

www.justgiving.com/rttmarathon
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Happy Birthday Landirani
One of Surbiton’s top charities turned four today.

The Landirani Trust is dedicated to helping orphaned and vulnerable children in Malawi.

In the four years since it was set up it has linked seven UK schools with ones in the African region to help educate youngsters.

It has also planted 8 thousand trees for reforestation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Plans to regenerate Tolworth still set to go ahead
Kingston Council says it will now press ahead with plans to redevelop Tolworth Broadway following Tesco’s announcement that it has withdrawn its application to build on the former MoD site.

A number of resident’s meetings will be held over the coming weeks to discover what people want.

The next one is taking place on Tuesday May the 5th. You need to register for a place by logging onto the council website.
www.kingston.gov.uk/corestrategy
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

The ex- wife of killer Levi Bellfield speaks out
The ex-wife of killer Levi Bellfield says he often hunted yards from where schoolgirl Milly Dowler's body was dumped.

The schoolgirl disappeared in Walton in 2002.

Jo Collings's admission comes just days after Bellfield admitted to driving the red car spotted on CCTV close to where the 13-year-old was last seen.

He was jailed for life in 2008 for the murders of Marsha McDonnell in Hampton and Amelie Delagrange in Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Woking cemetery director said to have hired a hitman.
The hitman allegedly hired by a man from Woking to kill his late father’s lover was an undercover police officer - that’s what an Old Bailey jury heard.

However, forty – four year old managing director of Brookwood Cemetery, Erkin Guney, denies soliciting murder.

The prosecution said he offered Sabbah Shahmuradi ten thousand pounds to kill Diane Holliday, to stop her claiming against his father’s estate.

It was then said Mr Shahmuradi, with no intention of carrying out the plot, went undercover for police after informing them about it when he was arrested for theft.

Mr Guney claimed he knew about the undercover operation all along.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 am  

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Tesco takeover off

The Tesco takeover of Tolworth is off . . . . . for now.



The superstore has this afternoon withdrawn its application to build on the old MoD site on the roundabout.

Tesco owns the land, so could re-apply.But the debate is now on as to what will be built instead of a supermarket.

Kingston Council says it wants to go ahead with plans to regenerate the area. It has not said if it will ''compulsory buy'' back the land in order to build on it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Woking are relegated
Woking have become the third side to be relegated from the Blue Square Premier.

The Cards can’t now escape the bottom four following York City’s victory over Forest Green Rovers last night.

It leaves Woking four points from safety with only one match left.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Three robbers jailed for attack in Wallington
Three people who assaulted and robbed a couple in Wallington have been jailed for a combined total of 24 years.

The victims were at home in Corbet Close with their two children when they were confronted in June last year.

26 year old Tara McMillan from Carshalton accused the victims of having a problem with her cousin.

22 year old Dwanye Thomas from Tooting then kicked one of them to the floor and stole cash from a kitchen worktop.

Another robber 23 year old Daniel Staples from Mitcham held a knife to the victim's throat cutting his neck during the raid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Residents oppose oil prospecting near Dorking
Residents near Dorking have set up an action group to oppose plans for oil prospecting in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Surrey Hills.

Europa Oil and Gas have applied for a licence to drill an exploratory borehole near Coldharbour Village, after promising results from a geological survey.

It is expected the work would take a month.

Tomorrow is the last day you can send in letters of objections to Surrey County Council before it makes a decision about granting permission.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Chelsea could close the gap at the top
Chelsea could find themselves just 1-point off the top of the Premier League by the end of the day.

They host Everton at Stamford Bridge this evening.

If they win they'll move right up behind Liverpool - and possibly Manchester United, who also play tonight.

When Guus Hiddink arrived as manager the team was in danger of slipping out of the top 4.

The Dutchman says it's taken a big effort to turn things around.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Two former Chelsea managers are involved in a row
Two former Chelsea managers are involved in a row involving racist chanting during a match between their current clubs.

Juventus striker Mario Balotelli was abused by Inter Milan supporters during a match at the weekend.

Juventus are led by Claudio Ranieri, who says he'll order his team off the pitch if it happens again.

But Inter boss Jose Mourinho says it's not racist, and merely an ignorant way to show dissent for a disliked opponent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chancellor Alistair Darling delivers Budget 2009
In his Budget, the Chancellor has acknowledged that Britain is facing the deepest recession since the Second World War.

He's slashed his economic forecasts, but insisted the economy will begin to pick up by the end of the year, with growth of one-and-a-quarter percent in 2010.

Alistair Darling's putting up alcohol duties by two percent from midnight tonight.

Tobacco duty will rise by two percent from 6pm tonight.

Fuel duty will increase by 2 pence per litre in September.

Mr Darling's announced extra help for the unemployed - saying from January, everyone under 25 and out of work will receive a job or training.

The Stamp duty holiday on homes up to 175-thousand pounds is being extended to the end of the year.

There will be a so-called "cash for bangers" car-scrappage scheme.

Anyone with a car over ten years old will get 2-thousand pounds to trade in their old vehicle for a brand new one - in order to boost the automotive industry.

High earners will face a tax squeeze, with pension tax relief restricted for those with incomes over 150-thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Inquest into serial killer's death
An inquest jury's found a convicted serial killer found dead in a pool of blood at Broadmoor Hospital may not have intended to kill himself.

Daniel Gonzalez - from Woking - stabbed four people in a random killing spree in 2004.

He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had a history of self-harm, but was moved to a lower-risk unit just 17 days before he died, in August 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Carshalton MP launches campaign on the buses
Carshalton MP Tom Brake is backing a London-wide campaign to allow Pay As You Go Oystercard users to hop any number of buses for a pound.

The idea is to allow passengers to switch from bus to bus without paying the extra fare, as long as they do it within an hour.

Similar schemes already exist in Paris, Rome and Brussels.

You can show your support for the campaign by signing an online petition at ourcampaign.org.uk/1hourbusticket
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Armed robbery in Sutton
There’s been an armed robbery in Sutton.

The suspect wearing a crash helmet and brandishing a pistol struck at the post office in Wrythe Lane on Saturday.

Three people were about to deposit money when they were threatened.

The robber made off in a waiting green BMW.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Hounslow council criticised by ombudsman
Hounslow council's been criticised for delays in housing provision, which left a pregnant woman and her family homeless for six months.

The woman and her partner were evicted by their landlord three years ago but were told there was a shortage of council accommodation.

They were forced to live in the living room of a relative's house nearby.

The local authority failed to refer their case for assessment until three months later.

They were eventually offered a house, by which time the couple had separated – citing the strain of the situation as a factor.

In its report – the Local Government Ombudsman criticised the Hounslow for dragging its feet – and ordered them to pay the family £750 in compensation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Police hunt armed robber in Sutton
There’s been an armed robbery in Sutton.

The suspect wearing a crash helmet and brandishing a pistol struck at the post office in Wrythe Lane on Saturday.

Three people were about to deposit money when they were threatened.

The robber made off in a waiting green BMW.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Police appeal after fatal accident in Kingston
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a fatal accident on Kingston Bridge.

A 16 year old moped rider was killed after a collision with a bus on Saturday afternoon.

Police have not yet released details of the victim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Surrey make two changes
Chris Adams has made two changes for Surrey’s second County Championship game of the season at Derbyshire.

Once again led by stand in skipper Michael Brown the squad includes left arm quick bowler Pedro Collins and batsman Scott Newman.

Both have been included at the expense of off-spinner Murtaza Hussain and seamer Stuart Meaker.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Schools in Sutton and Cheam face cuts
A 5% cut in Government funding for school sixth forms means that many schools may be forced to cut staff and reduce student numbers.

That’s according to Sutton & Cheam MP Paul Burstow who has taken up his concerns with the Schools Minister Ed Balls.

Mr Burstow says the Learning Skills Council and Mr Balls should “wake up to the educational disaster that’s unfolding around them”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Brake backs buses for a Pound
Carshalton MP Tom Brake is backing a London-wide campaign to allow Pay As You Go Oystercard users to hop on any number of buses for a pound.

The idea is to allow passengers to switch from bus to bus without paying the extra fare, as long as they do it within an hour.

Similar schemes already exist in Paris, Rome and Brussels.

You can show your support for the campaign by signing an online petition at ourcampaign.org.uk/1hourbusticket
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am  

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Alistair Wright's wife running too


Afternoon presenter Alistair Wright's wife Julia will be running the marathon on Sunday.

She is running for the Royal National Institute for the Deaf - a charity that offers support for a condition that is in her family.You may not know but when you sign up to run for a charity you are committing to raise a total figure and if you fall short then you have to make it up yourself!

Last week she broke the news to Alistair that they may have to cough up £800. Since then she has done really well and they only need another £200.

To help get Julia back in Alistair's good books please log on and donate. www.justgiving.com/juliawright6
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 pm  

Worboys sentenced
A taxi driver convicted of drugging and raping a string of women has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

John Worboys persuaded victims to have champagne he'd laced with a sedative before pouncing on them in the back of his black cab.

He was found guilty of attacking 12 women at Croydon Crown Court but police fear he could have been responsible for as many as eighty five other attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Teen admits to Croydon murder
A teenager’s admitted murdering a Croydon footballer.

19 year old Tristan Burke has told the Old Bailey he used a knife hidden in his shoe to stab Oliver Kingonzilla.

The pair used to be friends but fell out when Kingonzilla’s brother started dating Burke's ex girlfriend.

On the night of the stabbing last September a fight had broken out between the two outside the E bar.

Burke will be sentenced on May 18th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

Taxi driver rapist to be sentenced today
A taxi driver convicted of drugging and raping a string of women will be sentenced at Croydon Crown Court today.

John Worboys persuaded victims to have champagne, which he'd laced with a sedative, before pouncing on them in the back of his London cab.

He was found guilty of attacking 12 women, but police fear he could have targeted dozens more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 am  

Merton Council gets in the Olympic spirit
As Olympic chiefs visit London to check on preparations for 2012 today, Merton Council is joining forces to celebrate the games in style.

They’ve teamed up with Making Colliers Wood Happy and the local residents association to host the Colliers Wood Party on Saturday May 2nd.

Local people will be able to showcase their talents, while visitors can sample local leisure and cultural activities.

Around 1,000 people are expected to turn up to the free party at the Colliers Wood recreation ground, off Cavendish Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am  

Monday, 20 April 2009

16 year old is the victim of Kingston Bridge accident

A 16 year old boy has been killed in an accident in Kingston.

Investigations are still continuing after the Bridge was closed for more than four hours on Saturday afternoon.

It's thought the teenager was trying to overtake a single decker bus on his moped when he became trapped beneath the wheels.

The air ambulance was called to the scene shortly after the collision at twenty to four.

The rider was pronounced dead at twenty past four. Police have not released anymore details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

New Malden physio gears up for annual Race for Life

It’s not just the London Marathon that’s got people hot on their heels.

A number of 5K runs are being held across the Capital as part of Race for Life. Up to 5000 women will walk, jog or run to help Cancer Research UK smash its fundraising target.

Its hoping to beat £604,000 pounds.Ananthi Puntis is a physiotherapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, she's a keen runner.

To support her please log onto
http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/ananthipuntis
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Misery for motorists as Hammersmith flyover is shut following collision
There was misery for motorists this morning after police closed the Hammersmith flyover.

Two men were injured when their car hit a lamp post in the early hours near to the junctions of the Talgarth Road and Gliddon Road.

A 23-year-old passenger was taken to hospital in a serious condition, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police have yet to make any arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Investigation launched into Heathrow airline tie-ups

The European Commission is investigating transatlantic tie-ups by several Heathrow-based airlines.

The commission is looking at deals between British Airways, American Airlines and Spain's Iberia under competition rules.

It is also to investigate the Star Alliance tie-up, which comprises airlines such as Lufthansa and Continental.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Tributes to J.G Ballard
Tributes have been paid to the author J.G Ballard, who died yesterday at the age of 78.

He was best known for his novels “Empire of the Sun” and “Crash”.

Fellow writer and friend Ian Sinclair said Ballard's hometown of Shepperton sparked his fascination with suburbia, which became the setting for many of his works.

The news of Ballard's death was broken by his agent, who also commended his 50-year writing career.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Cobham woman helps mums get back to work
Mothers looking to get back to work are being targeted by a recruitment specialist from Cobham – who's launched a firm aimed at working mums.

Naz Lewis, the woman behind “Back 2 work mum” says many women need a confidence boost or advice on support available to them during the transition back to the workplace.

The mother-of-two says it can be difficult to find the balance between the office and offspring.

She's hosting a sit-down lunch this Friday in Ockham, for like-minded mothers to trade tips, lend support and even enquire about child-minding services.

More more info, visit : www.back2workmum.co.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Concerns over spending from proposed parking charges for Richmond Park

There are concerns over how money from proposed car parking charges for Richmond Park would be used.

A private contractor will have taken the lion’s share of the 1.4 million pounds made by Royal Parks from charges in its other open spaces last year.

People living near the park say they want to know revenue would be put back into the park and be spent on improvements like resurfacing.

The Friends of Richmond Park will present the results of their own internal consultation on parking charges at their AGM next Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 pm  

Attack leaves Woking boy in hospital
A 15 year old boy has been attacked at McDonalds in Woking.

The teenager was sitting with two friends when he was approached by two men on the 3rd of March.

He was punched in the head so hard that he fell to the floor and had to be taken to hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault at the fast food store on the Chertsey road to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Surrey boy is air crash victim

Air accident investigators are trying to work out what caused a light plane crash in Venezuela in which a Surrey boy died.

Eight other UK nationals were injured when the aircraft came down just after take off in the western tourist destination of Canaima on Friday.

The dead boy has been named as 6 year old Thomas Horne from Camberley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

Bourne Hall car park cut through causes concern in Ewell

Roadworks in Ewell are causing mayhem for motorists. Gas mains works mean Spring street was closed last week.

However Bourne Hall car park has now had to be shut off as drivers are using it as a dangerous high speed cut through.

Councillors made the decision out of fear of people endangering their lives by using it as a diversion route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

Londoners ignorant over traffic lights
Most drivers don’t understand traffic lights. According to a new survey just 4% of us really understand the traffic light sequence

1% of drivers even think the red signal means they should be prepared to go.The poll found that only 30% of us correctly identified even one of the four traffic light signals.And only 10% correctly answered that when red and amber were shown together drivers should not pass through or start moving until the green signal.

Motorists in Yorkshire were the worst for knowing exactly what each sequence
meant, with Welsh drivers being the most knowledgeable.

The survey also showed that 77% of motorists had accelerated when approaching green lights in order not to have to stop, with 14% saying they did this on a regular basis.

More than three in five said they had gone through a red light, with 4%
admitting they had committed this offence several times.

Londoners were the worst offenders for jumping the lights, with West Midlands
drivers least likely to go through a red signal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Shepherds Bush stalker sentenced

A man’s been found guilty of stalking a West London TV presenter.

Brian Stapleton had become obsessed with the presenter Claire Stuart who works at Bid TV.

Mr Stapleton, who’s from Truro in Cornwall, drove the 300 miles to the Shepherds Bush studios hoping to meet Miss Stuart. The Mail on Sunday said that unemployed Stapleton had converted his van to spy on her.

He had fitted it out with a bed, a gas stove, food and a laptop with internet TV. He’d also made spy holes in the side of the van. The 43 year old had fantasised that the presenter was in love with him.

The TV station alerted police after he started sending messages saying he was waiting outside.

Ealing Magistrates Court sentenced him to 200 hours Community Service and made him the subject of a restraining order banning him from contacting Miss Stuart or the TV station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Chelsea goes green

Chelsea football club has teamed up with the News of the World and a local school – to plant trees

It’s all part of a campaign being organised by the Forestry Commission

Called ‘Seeds for Schools’ it’s aiming to get kids to ‘go green’

Chelsea’s training ground in Cobham got together with children from local St Andrew's school to do the planting - and the kids got to meet team captain John Terry
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

More police in Clapham

A new safer neighbourhood team will police Clapham Junction from 4th May.

The ten new officers will be based at Lavender Hill and will be dedicated to the town centre, allowing officers from neighbouring wards to have more time to tackle crime in the surrounding area.

It follows a campaign for a stronger presence in Wandsworth and greater focus in town centre areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 am  

Apprentice Contest in Cobham
A Young Apprentice contest is being organised in Cobham.

Ten young entrepreneurs will have the chance to take part in the competition setting up and running a coffee shop in the High Street.

The teenagers will be split into two teams with the one making the most profit winning a Young Apprentice award.

Twenty five per cent of the takings will go to the Cobham and Oxshott Oasis children's charity.

The event's organised by Surrey Police and takes place on the 12th and 13th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am  

Accident in Kingston

Kingston Bridge has re-opened after an earlier accident brought the area to a standstill.

The collision between a car and a motorcycle occurred just before 4pm yesterday, forcing the closure of the bridge and requiring the services of the air ambulance.

Accident investigation is still being conducted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

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Emma used to walk past Jackie when she was younger and wonder what it looked like inside. Now she knows.

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Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.

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Scott has lived around Kingston all of his life, but has a special connection to Richmond Park. He loves watching sport.

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Iona enjoys writing plays, poetry and kayaking.

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Ed was born and raised in South West London. Having competed in alpine skiing at the Olympic Games, he’s a lover of speed on a motorbike, car or on skis.

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Grace wants to be the next Mary Berry, failing that, she's happy being a journalist! She recently started a vinyl record collection and loves old movies.

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Katie is a Kingston girl who loves sport. She’s played hockey for England, but now enjoys cycling in the Surrey Hills with a good coffee and cake to finish.

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David presents both news and travel - more on Presenters page.

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Holly would love to have a job that pays her to travel round the world and is a firm believer houmous goes with almost anything.

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Sandra wants to travel the world in 60 days.

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Aimee is fascinated with Asian cultures and languages and dreams that one day she'll be working in North East Asia. You can often find Aimee awake in the dead of the night with her head in a horror novel.

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Helena Lambert
Helena was born in Hammersmith, plays the violin and loves to travel.

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Abbey lives in Epsom and loves writing, travelling and going to the theatre.





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