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Friday, 8 May 2009

15 year old recovers after stabbing in East Sheen

A 15 year old boy is recovering after being stabbed in East Sheen.

He was attacked on the Upper Richmond Road yesterday afternoon.

He was taken to hospital where he’s in a stable condition.

Three youths, one aged 16 and two aged 14, have been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Lewis Hamilton slow in Spain
Lewis Hamilton appears well off the pace in Spain.

In practice the Woking driver’s been 14th and 19th quickest in the two sessions.

Fastest of all is Nico Rosberg in a Williams.

Qualifying is tomorrow with the race on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Chelsea could find out fate on Monday
Chelsea are likely to find out on Monday if they'll face punishment by UEFA.

The club have been forced to apologise for several players' reactions to Wednesday's Champions League exit to Barcelona.

Didier Drogba led the angry protests against referee Tom Henning Ovrebo.

Manager Guus Hiddink is hoping UEFA will take a lenient stance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Police investigate Hackbridge shooting
Police are investigating a shooting in Hackbridge.

A 34 year old man was walking on common land near London Road when he was approached by a motorcross rider.

He was hit by a bullet in his elbow.

The victim managed to flag down a passing motorist and spent two days in hospital.

The scaffolder now has restricted movement and hasn’t gone back to work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Didier Drogba gets support
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce says Didier Drogba's stormy behaviour in the Champions League this week was "understandable".

UEFA's launching an investigation into the Chelsea striker's behaviour at the end of the Blues' semi-final defeat to Barcelona.

Drogba verbally abused the match referee, although he has since apologised.

Allardyce says he has has got some sympathy for the frontman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Gang jailed for crime spree in South London
A gang of eight teenagers have been jailed for a total of 32 years for a five-month crime spree in their neighbourhood.

Kingston Crown Court was told they carried out at least 56 street robberies around Tooting, Wandsworth and Balham.

The gang - including a 13-year old - carried knives and were told by the judge they had hunted down prey like a pack of dogs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Police release picture of Sutton stabbing suspect

Police have released a new e-fit picture of a man wanted for stabbing a woman in Sutton.

The 33 year old mother of two had gone out shopping when she was stabbed in the stomach and robbed at the junction of Wrythe Lane and Brookfield Avenue.

The victim underwent surgery but had to return to hospital after the wound became infected.

The suspect’s white – about 30 – bald with a small goatee beard and silver dagger ear-ring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Walton woman convicted of benefit fraud
A woman from Walton has been ordered to do 50 hours community service for claiming benefit after getting a job.

33 year old Christine Leech was given nearly 4 thousand pounds for housing and council tax over a 9 month period.

She has also been ordered to pay all the money back.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Homeowner in Kingston threatened at knifepoint
Police are hunting a burglar who threatened a homeowner at knifepoint in Kingston.

The suspect broke into a ground floor flat in Dukes Avenue brandishing a kitchen knife.

He stole a laptop and mobiles phones.

Police say the suspect is black – in his twenties – about 6 foot – and slim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Police make new appeals about Wandsworth murder
Police investigating the murder of a man outside Wandsworth Prison are making new appeals – exactly a week after the killing.

20 year old Darcy Austin- Bruce from Fulham was shot in Heathfield Road by a man wearing a crash helmet.

Detectives will be speaking to passers-by and drivers.

In particular they want to speak to a woman who called in following intial appeals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Public consultation on domestic violence
More than a third of people know a women who has been the victim of violence from a man she knows, according to a recent poll.

Tomorrow, Londoners are being encouraged to take part in the largest ever public consultation on domestic violence against women and girls.

A roadshow bus with information and advice will be outside Shoppers Amusements in Croydon all day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Jenson Button quickest in Spain
Jenson Button's gone fastest in the opening practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Woking’s Lewis Hamilton was only 14th quickest.

A number of teams have redesigned their cars for this weekend's race, but the best Ferrari could do was 9th - thanks to Felipe Massa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Twickenham councillors call-in Riverside decision
Councillors in Twickenham have called-in the Cabinet’s decision about what to do with the Twickenham Riverside Development Site.

They say it was predetermined as most of the evaluation panel were also members of the Cabinet.

Twickenham's MP, Vincent Cable posted on his website that he thinks the plans contain too much housing.

Campaigners hope to keep the current children's playground, cafe and gardens, which were opened in 2005.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

MEP cadidates to be examined in Clapham on Monday
You can examine London's candidates for the European Parliament at a public meeting in Clapham next Monday.

Candidates will answer questions on how they would respond to financial meltdown, climate change and dwindling world energy resources.

The event is at from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Monday at the Bread and Roses Pub.

To vote in the MEP elections you need to register by the 19th May – to find out more go to aboutmyvote.co.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Meredith Kercher trial continues
The trial over murdered Coulsdon Student Meredith Kercher continues in Italy this morning.

Key evidence allegedly linking Amanda Knox to Meredith's death in Perugia will be presented.

Prosecutors claim DNA belonging to both her and Meredith were found on the same knife.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Man jailed for attempted murder of policeman
A man from Streatham has been jailed for 25 years for the attempted murder of a police officer.

32 year old Michael Mitchell fired at the PC who was only yards away after a police chase.

His accomplice 21 year old Turhan Mah Wing was sentenced to 6 years for possessing a weapon with intent to endanger life and dangerous driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Stabbing in East Sheen
A teenager’s been stabbed in East Sheen.

The boy’s been taken to hospital and is believed to be in a stable condition after the attack in the Willoughby’s this afternoon.

Police have closed Upper Richmond Road West in both directions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

The father of Sally Anne Bowman speaks out
The father of Sally Anne Bowman says government proposals to retain DNA samples from cleared crime suspects for up to 12 years, don't go far enough.

The teenager from Croydon’s killer was caught as a result of stored information on Mark Dixie.

Ministers announced their plans after European judges ruled holding the DNA of innocent people indefinitely, breached privacy laws.

Paul Bowman says everyone should be on the database.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Expensive home running costs for Londoners
Londoners spend twice as much money running a home as people in the north of the country.

Research finds they fork out around 819 pounds a month - 20 percent more than the national average, according to money management website Kublax.

People in the North East spend an average of 386 a month on household expenses - 44 percent less.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Melling signs on for longer at Harlequins
Chris Melling has signed a 2 year extension to his contract with Harlequins rugby league club

It will see the 24 year old playing for the club until 2011.

Since arriving from Wigan – he’s proved a versatile signing – able to play at full back, hooker and on the wing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Chelsea threaten action
Chelsea are threatening to take action against any season ticket holder or member found to be involved with death threats reportedly made towards last night's Champions League referee.

Tom Henning Ovrebo turned down a number of good penalty shouts for the home side, and was angrily confronted by Blues players after the defeat to Barcelona.

A statement on the club's website says they've contacted the police and they've not received any complaints.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

UEFA waits for ref report on Chelsea game
Football's European governing body says it's too early to say whether Chelsea will face sanctions for the stormy end to last night's Champions League defeat to Barcelona.

Didier Drogba and Michael Ballack angrily confronted the referee, who turned down a number of good penalty shouts.


UEFA says it's awaiting the report from the ref, as well as the match delegate, before deciding whether to take action or not.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Police monitor refs safety after Chelsea game
Police in Oslo say they're monitoring the safety of the Norwegian referee who was at the centre of Chelsea's Champions League exit last night.

Tom Henning Ovrebo turned down a number of good penalty shouts for the home side, and was angrily confronted by Blues players.

There are claims that he had to be smuggled out of the country with a police escort - and that his life has been threatened in internet posts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Update on South London woman accused of drug smuggling
The pregnant British woman accused of drug smuggling in Laos could serve her sentence in the UK if found guilty.

Samantha Orobator, from South London, has been held in jail in the country since last August when she was allegedly caught with heroin at Wattay airport.

The Foreign Secretary David Miliband has signed a prisoner transfer agreement with the Laos government.

Officials there have said she doesn't face the death penalty because of her pregnancy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Tube workers re-balloted on strikes
Almost 10-thousand London Underground workers are to be re-balloted for strikes in a series of disputes including jobs and pay.

The RMT union says its members will vote in the next few weeks on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action.


The re-run of the voting follows a legal challenge by London Underground last month against a similar ballot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Police in London reduce stop and search
Our biggest police force is reducing its use of controversial stop and search powers.

The Metropolitan Police is changing its policy on when people can be searched without reasonable suspicion.


There's been criticism of over-use and claims ethnic minorities have been unfairly targeted.


In future they'll be restricted to policing important sites, such as Buckingham Palace and Parliament, and to specific operations authorised by senior officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Roofers from Merton win award
The owner of a Merton-based roof-tiling business that's been around for forty years has won an award for contributions to the community.

Merton Chamber of Commerce has paid tribute to Paul Strank's company, which has raised money for charities such as Children in Need.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Girl question girl over arson attack in Ripley
Police have arrested a teenage girl from Ripley in connection with an arson attack that destroyed a village pavilion.

The fire was started on the 31st March at the pavilion on Lower Road in Bookham.

The 17 year old's been released on bail until late July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Police appeal after attack in Leatherhead
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 24 year old man was assaulted in Leatherhead.

The victim woke up in Poplar Road and knocked on a front door and asked for an ambulance.

It's not known where the attack took place but he had been drinking in the Crown pub in Bookham earlier that night.

He was taken to St Helier Hospital suffering from a broken cheek bone and suspected fractures to his nose and jaw.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Criminal gangs exploit immigration rules
It's claimed criminal gangs are exploiting immigration rules to traffic dozens of children into Britain.

More than 80 Chinese youngsters, who claim to be asylum seekers, have escaped from an assessment centre near Heathrow and disappeared into the black economy.

A leaked report by the UK Border Agency says some were picked up by waiting cars.

Hillingdon Borough Council, which runs the centre, says it can't detain them, because of human rights laws
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Two rowers look to make history
Two rowers from South West London and their team-mates are set to make history as the first all female crew to row the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mauritius.

The foursome known as the Ocean Angels - one of ten teams to start the race - has been in the lead for five days.

They're raising money for Breast Cancer Care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Police in Surrey hunt copper thieves
Police are investigating the theft of 40 metres of electrical copper cabling from a landfill site in Surrey.

It was taken from the Cormongers Lane site in Nutfield on Bank Holiday Monday.

The suspects caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a control panel.

The copper piping – which is used to pump gallons of water- is believed to be worth around 20 thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Recycling in Kingston improves
People in Kingston are now recycling almost as much as they throw away.

Recycling and composting rates has now reached 47%, almost double the amount at the same time last year.

The Council says it follows the introduction of new collection services which started this winter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

Violent robbers due to be sentenced
8 violent robbers from Wandsworth will be sentenced later.

Aged between 13 and 17 they were part of a gang who committed 58 offences over a six month period in 2007.

They carried knives and hammers and some of their victims were stamped on and suffered broken jaws.

All will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court today and tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Crimestoppers solve record number of cases
New figures show Crimestoppers has helped solve a record number of murder cases.

85 people were charged because of information passed to the Morden based charity.

In Surrey the number of calls has increased by 6 per-cent with the largest numbers coming from Epsom and Ewell passing on information about criminal damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Surrey is good position on day 2
Surrey will go into day two of their London derby with Middlesex in a good position as they resume on 290 for 5.

Once again Mark Ramprakash was the hero for the home side as he finished unbeaten on 126.

He was supported well by Usman Afzaal, who made 82, but a flurry of late wickets left Middlesex with some hope.

Ex Surrey bowler Tim Murtagh will be looking to add to his two wickets and polish off the Surrey tail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Police warning after car break ins in Sutton
Police are reminding people to make sure they secure their cars following a number of thefts over the Bank Holiday.

Half of the sixteen cars broken into in Sutton showed no signs of forced entry suggesting that it's likely the cars had been left unlocked.

The break-ins happened across the borough and items taken included Sat Navs, tools, stereos, ipods, laptops and cash.

One man's been arrested on suspicion of theft from a vehicle in Windsor Avenue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Girl comes forward about Purley station attack
A 15 year old girl has come forward following the release of CCTV pictures of a vicious assault at Purley station.

Police issued pictures of a 31 year old woman being punched to the ground in the attack on Sunday February 15th.

The girl is due to be interviewed by officers later this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Police hunt suspicious man in Ewell
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man tried to talk to two children on Bank Holiday Monday in Ewell.

At about a quarter to six an eleven year old girl was playing with friends in Melton Place when she was approached by the man who asked her to come with him.

She ran away but saw him approach someone else.

The suspect’s white, five foot 9, slim, in his sixties with grey hair and a small goatee beard.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area or knows anyone who fits the description.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Plans discussed for Stanley Park High
Negotiations are continuing today between Sutton Council and the Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust.

It’s all part of building plans for the new Stanley Park High School in Carshalton.

The school would need to be extended on part of the PCT owned Orchard Hill site.

From September the existing school will increase the number of places for children from 180 to 210 a year.

The new school would provide 350 sixth form places as well as a provision for children with mild Autistic spectrum disorders.

If plans go ahead, the new state of the art facility would be ready to open in January 2011.

A decision on whether the PCT land can be used should be made shortly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Orleans House shortlisted for art fund prize
The Twickenham-based art gallery, Orleans House has been shortlisted for a hundred thousand pound Art Fund Prize.

Recent renovations have transformed decaying buildings into a space for regularly changing historical and contemporary exhibitions.

The main gallery, which dates back to the 18th century also displays the permanent collection.

There are three other museums competing for the prize.

The winner will be announced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Go ahead for new hotel near Heathrow
Boris Johnson has given the go ahead for a 13 storey hotel to be built close to Heathrow Airport.

Only the top seven storeys of the hotel will be above ground – a stipulation made due to low flying planes.

The other six floors will be built below ground level.

An atrium will run through the centre of the building to allow for natural light.

Its hoped the build will be completed in time for the Olympics in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Max Mosley's son found dead
The son of world motorsport boss Max Mosley has been found dead.

Alexander Mosley, who was 39, may have died from an overdose at his home in Notting Hill according to The Sun newspaper.

A relative is understood to have discovered the respected economist unconscious yesterday afternoon.

Police aren't treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Chelsea team news
Michael Ballack will return for Chelsea’s big clash with Barcelona tonight after being rested.

Ashley Cole is also back after being banned for the first leg.

Chelsea could drop striker Nicolas Anelka back to the bench.

The tie is finely balanced at nil- nil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Orleans House gallery up for a prize
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The Twickenham-based art gallery, Orleans House has been shortlisted for a hundred thousand pound Art Fund Prize.

Recent renovations have transformed decaying buildings into a space for regularly changing historical and contemporary exhibitions.

The main gallery, which dates back to the 18th century also displays the permanent collection.

There are three other museums competing for the prize.

The winner will be announced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

West Surrey investigate jewellery robberies
West Surrey Police are continuing investigations after a series of robberies at jewellery shops in the region.

Since last summer there have been eleven break-ins in the towns of Guildford, Cranleigh, Haslemere, Farnham and Chobham.

Last Saturday, police arrested a fifteen year old boy after he and two men in their twenties tried to break the glass at a shop in Jefferies Passage in Guildford.

Seventeen people in total have been charged since the burglaries began.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Chelsea look to make final
Chelsea can set up a repeat of last year's Champions League final against Manchester United by beating Barcelona tonight.

Their semi-final is goalless going into the second leg, meaning the onus is on the Blues to score.

Chelsea were criticised for their physical approach to the first game, but boss Guus Hiddink is offering no apologies for that.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Bank holiday cocaine smugglers caught at Heathrow
Three men have been charged with attempting to smuggle over 510 thousand pounds worth of cocaine through Heathrow airport.

Last Friday, Romanian builder, Alexandru Filip and Julian Rojo Moral from Spain were stopped by border control after a flight from Brazil.

The following day, a Bolivian construction worker was caught with 160 thousand pounds worth of coke, as HE arrived from Brazil.

Mr. Filip and Mr Rojo Moral will appear in Uxbridge Magistrates Court later this month. Mr Salazar Lozano will appear next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Surrey and Middlesex team news
Surrey will be hoping to build on Monday’s first victory of the season as they take on Middlesex at the Oval in an all London clash.

It’ll be the Brown Caps last County Championship match before an extended run of one-day fixtures.

Surrey have named a twelve man squad for today’s match, including young fast bowler Stuart Meaker and spinner Murtaza Hussain.

Middlesex will be without England captain and player of the year Andrew Strauss, who leads his country against the West Indies at Lords today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Increased patrols in Thames Ditton
Police have increased patrols in Thames Ditton after a spate of criminal damage and public order offences.

Properties in Bankside Drive were damaged in row involving a large group of youths on Sunday night.

Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Work about to start on Victoria Arch in Woking
Work will begin on Monday to clean up Victoria Arch in Woking, as part of the preparations for the Tour Series cycle event in June.

But while the bridge gets a welcome spruce up, it’ll come at a cost, with traffic being reduced to a single lane under the arch.

In an effort to reduce disruption the work will be taking place between 10am and 3.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Twickenham possible World Cup venue
The Rugby Football Union says it wants to host the World Cup in 2018.

Twickenham is being listed as a possible venue despite places like Wembley being better equipped for football tournaments.

The stadium has not hosted a football match since 1909 –

but remains the second largest in Britain with a capacity of 82 thousand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Two police horses gallop off to retirement
Two police horses will today gallop into retirement together.

Vincent and Ursula who are based at the training facility at Imber Court in Thames Ditton have served for 30 years.

They’ve covered football matches, ceremonial duties and been on local patrols in Hammersmith.

The pair who are stabled next to each other - have formed a close bond and will go to the same retirement home in Sussex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Police search for missing man
Police are appealing for help after a man went missing from Isleworth Crown Court.

26-year-old Roger Buckingham went missing after being taken down to the court cells yesterday and asking to go to the toilet.

He’s white, 5 foot 10, with short brown hair and scars on his forehead, right eyebrow and above his left eye.

He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a light blue top and white trainers.

Anyone who see’s him is urged not to approach him, but to dial 999 immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Epsom Derby has a new sponsor
The Epsom Derby has a new sponsor.

Investec, a specialist banking group, has signed a five-year contract to sponsor the event until 2013.

Epsom managing director Nick Blofeld says he hoped the partnership would help them reach new audiences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Police search for woman in connection with hit and run
Police have named a woman they’re searching for following a hit-and-run incident in Bristol, in which an 11-year-old died.

Hannah Saaf, also known as Hannah Jewell, is the registered owner of the white Ford Focus thought to have struck Sam Riddall.

Police say it’s not known whether she was driving the vehicle at the time.

Officers say they need to speak to her as a matter of urgency.

It’s believed she has connections to London, Bristol, Taunton, Glastonbury, Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Visitors to Richmond can now get a souvenir
The four and a half million annual visitors to Richmond will now be able to take home a souvenir to remember their visit.

Mugs featuring the view from Richmond Hill have been commissioned as part of a campaign to encourage people to return.

Stationery, fridge magnets, key rings and a mouse mat are also on sale.

The goods will make a small profit for the council which will be used to increase promotion of the borough next year and ensure spending in the shops, bars and hotels remains high.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Taxi driver loses appeal in Epsom
A taxi driver has lost his appeal against a 2 week suspension of his licence.

It’s after reports of touting in Epsom.

Franco Colasuono from Wiltshire’s appeal was dismissed by magistrates and he has to pay 15 hundred pounds towards the Council’s costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Police appeal after fatal New Addington crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash in New Addington.

A motorcyclist was killed in the accident in Central Parade in the early hours of Saturday morning.

At this early stage of the investigation police believe the rider lost control and no other vehicle was involved.

The victim was a 19 year old man – but police haven’t released his identity yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Kingston teenager jailed for GBH and affray
A teenager from Kingston’s been sentenced to 4 years for GBH and affray.

It follows a gang attack on a man in Clarence Street in October.

19 year old Jack Taylor repeatedly hit the victim over the head with a bottle and then threw it in his face.

3 other gang members were convicted of other offences.

On sentencing the judge said the court is getting tired of seeing young men binge drinking and turning to violence –and it needs to stop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Drug dealer from Woking jailed
A man from Woking’s been jailed for 4 and a half years for drug offences.

34 year old Simon Pocock was found guilty of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

Officers found cocaine with a street value of around 3 thousand pounds at an address in Maybury.

Police say the sentence should serve as a stark warning to drug dealers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Police expected to quiz injured Cobham man soon
Police say a man who suffered serious head injuries in Cobham has made significant progress and is now in a stable condition.

The man in his late fifties was found in a pool of blood in the High Street.

Police say he’s now conscious and has spoken to them briefly

They're expected to question him fully in the next few days and it’s believed they will rule out any foul play.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

A new GP practice opens in Feltham
A new GP practice has opened its doors today in Feltham.

The Practice Feltham Centre is part of the drive to increase choice and health services and in the area.

The new surgery will join four other GP practices at the Feltham Centre For Health.

GPs there say the feedback from patients is already positive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

Police release images of station attack in Purley
Police have released CCTV images of two female robbers who attacked a 31-year-old woman waiting for a train at Purley station.

During the mugging the victim was dragged to the ground by her hair and punched in the head.

CCTV cameras captured the two women approaching the victim as she talked on her mobile phone at Purley station in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Fourth man bailed over Wandsworth shooting
Police investigating a fatal shooting outside Wandsworth prison have bailed a fourth man.

20-year old Darcy Austin-Bruce, from Fulham, was shot dead on Friday afternoon.

A 27-year old man arrested on Sunday has been bailed.

Three other men, aged 19, 22 and 26, were arrested and released on bail on Saturday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Heathrow numbers are down
Airport operator BAA saw passenger numbers at its London airports fall by 10% in the first three months of this year.

Both Gatwick and Stansted had 14 per-cent fewer passengers than during the same period in 2008.

BAA says Heathrow was more "resilient" with numbers down just over 7 per-cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Kew gets a Royal visit
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will today visit Kew Gardens, to mark their 250th anniversary.

They'll each be invited to plant a tree, to commemorate the landmark, and a plaque will be unveiled, to record the occasion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Andrew Strauss gets award
Andrew Strauss has been named player of the year for the England cricket team.

The Middlesex player takes the award for his batting performances over the past 12 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Battersea school closes due to swine flu
The Dolphin School in Battersea has become the latest to shut because two of its pupils have contracted swine flu.

Governors decided to close the school as a precaution and say they will let parents know when children can return by the end of this week.

27 cases have been confirmed across the country.

The virus has forced five schools to close, including three in London.

Schools are giving out leaflets and talking with children about what they can do to slow the spread of a pandemic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Leading French politician visits Surrey eco-village
A leading French politician came to visit the UK's largest eco village in Surrey last week.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake said he was pleased that international leaders such as Mr Bayrou were interested in what has been achieved at Bed Zed in Hackbridge.

The leader of the French centre party was impressed by the green energy techniques used at the village, especially in terms of insulation and natural ventilation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Monday, 4 May 2009

Putney lawyer in gruelling race for soldiers
A lawyer from Putney who was recently made redundant will take part in a gruelling race this month for charity.

Alex Howarth who's 30 will run 250km in the Namibian desert in an attempt to raise £10,000 for Help for Heroes.

It should take him seven days to complete the race in the second largest canyon in the world, where he will face temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius.

Mr Howarth says it's nothing compared to what soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have to deal with.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Leading business figures oppose Heathrow third runway in letter
Leading business figures today voiced their opposition to a third runway at Heathrow.

They say the financial case for building an extra runway doesn't add up and not everyone from the business community supports it.

Among those who signed a letter to The Times newspaper are Charles Dunstone, the Chief Executive of Carphone Warehouse, and James Murdoch, the Chairman of News Corporation.

Protesters and MPs in South West London and Surrey have been campaigning against expansion -

but in January BAA was given the green light to draw up detailed plans for a third runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Man strips off in alcohol protest at Addlestone Tesco
A man stripped off in protest in Surrey yesterday after a supermarket refused to serve him alcohol.

The man in his 40s was wearing his green paramedic's uniform.

When he tried to buy a drink he was told by staff at the Addlestone Tesco that it was policy not to sell alcohol to people in uniform.

He went to his vehicle and removed his clothes in protest.

He now now faces disciplinary action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Police in Battersea investigate pensioner murder
A murder investigation’s underway after a 76-year-old man was murdered in Battersea.

Paul Peters’ body was found by police at his home in Francis Chichester Way on Sunday morning.

Police say he suffered a number of injuries.

Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the murder.

Anyone with any information should call Crimestoppers anonymously or the police incident room on 020 8721 4868.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 am  

Wandsworth teenager becomes fifth Londoner to contract swine flu
A school in Hampstead’s been closed after a 14-year-old pupil contracted swine flu.

The girl, from Wandsworth, had come into contact with someone who had recently returned from Mexico.

She’s said to be responding well to treatment at home.

South Hampstead High School will be closed for seven days, and all Year 9 pupils have been offered anti-viral drugs.

The girl has become the fifth person to contract the disease in London, while 18 cases have been confirmed throughout Britain.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 am  

Police make fourth arrest after Wandsworth shooting
Police have arrested a fourth man in connection with the shooting of Darcy Austin-Bruce outside Wandsworth prison.

20-year-old Bruce, from Fulham, was killed on Friday afternoon.

Police believe he was on his way to visit someone in the prison.

Three men, arrested on Friday, have been released on police bail while police make further enquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 am  

Surrey conspire to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory
Surrey’s poor start to the season continued as they threw away victory in the last over at Durham, in the Friends Provident Trophy.

Needing just two to win from as many balls, spinner Ian Blackwell dismissed Surrey’s Grant Elliott and Jonathon Batty to give Durham a one run win.

Mark Ramprakash could only look on as he was left stranded at the other end on 109 not out.

Meanwhile Middlesex had a miserable day with the bat as they were spun out for 133, off spinner James Tredwell tore through the batting order taking 6 for 27.

Kent were never troubled in reply and sealed a comfortable six wicket victory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am  

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Ain't no mountain high enough for Team Shooting Star

Team Shooting Star made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro led by Hospice Chief Executive Dalton Leong.

They've raised a massive 30 thousand pounds for the centre in Hampton which looks after children with life limiting illnesses.

The Hospice costs three million pounds a year to run and only gets an eight percent Government grant.

The expedition last month is just one of many fundraisers taking place this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

Fundraising success for hospice in Esher
Princess Alice Hospice in Esher is celebrating after its 'You're Inspired' fundraising campaign raised more than £16,000.

The initiative challenged companies across London and Surrey to a competition to see who could raise the most with Runnymeade Borough Council named winners after they raised £6,520 from a series of events.

TPP Recruitment Consultants were named the most creative team after they hosted an eighties themed night and fashion show.
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