Father and daughter prepare for Peru trek
David Mitchell and his daughter Cara, who runs a boutique in Cobham, are leaving for Peru on Thursday.
They'll do the Machu Picchu trail to raise money for the Chase Children's Hospice in Guildford
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 pm
Friday, 22 May 2009
Surrey cemetery boss acquitted
A cemetery boss from Weybridge has been cleared by an Old Bailey Jury of hiring a hit man to kill his late millionaire father's lover, to stop her claiming on his estate.
44 year old Erkin Guney was found not guilty of soliciting an undercover police officer to murder Diane Holliday in 2008.
Surrey Police had staged an accident near her home in Woking in July last year to convince Guney she had been killed.
Guney told jurors he’d been the victim of a trap by officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm
Surrey Officers suspended over misconduct
Two of Surrey’s top officers have been suspended for alleged dishonest conduct.
One of the officers is Chief Superintendent Adrian Harper, who used to work in the Met's anti-corruption unit.
He was divisional commander for the East Surrey Unit and worked out of Epsom. It's believed he granted colleagues exemptions from speeding fines.
The other has been named as Superintendent Johnny Johncox who worked out of West Surrey. His suspension also relates to speeding penalties.
The investigation's ongoing and is being handled by the IPCC.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Police target Croydon ghettoes
Ghettoes in Croydon are being targeted by specialist police teams in a bid to stop people re-offending.
Police have identified areas of South London where the numbers of convicted criminals are highest.
Prisoners who have recently been released will sign pledges with officers in return for help finding employment, housing and education.
The scheme, called Diamond Districts, is modelled on New York’s Million Dollar Blocks Project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Jail terms for gang of robbers
Nine people have been sentenced at Kingston Crown Court today for their part in a number of cash in transit robberies.
The group – which stole over seven hundred thousand pounds worth of cash - included a 16 year old boy.
Today’s convictions are the culmination of an 11 month operation by the Met’s Flying Squad Team in Barnes.
They sprung into action after identifying a series of links between cash in transit robberies across South London.
ATM machines were targeted when they were being refilled. The sentences handed out ranged between two and seven years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
Jackie listeners call on RSPCA for action following upsetting documentary
My weapon is a dog was broadcast last night on BBC 3.
Film makers followed DJ Rickie Haywood Williams as he explored the hip hop culture that has led to the growth in the use of aggressive dogs by gangs on London’s streets.
One man from Wandsworth commented how he feels more powerful having a pit bull terrier by his side instead of a knife.
The documentary also explored the growing trend for breeding dangerous dogs purely for fighting.
In one case a young pit bull terrier had her ear bitten off in a ferocious attack.
Jackie News received a number of calls this morning from people upset by the programme’s subject.
We asked the RSPCA if they had any plans to prosecute any of the people interviewed in the episode.
A spokesman told us they were investigating but they weren’t sure if they would be able to track down any of those involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm
Kingston art exhibition calls for people to express their personalities
Have you ever wondered what your life would look like if you had to cram it into a box?
A new art exhibition by Kingston Council is asking exactly that.
The My Life in a Box event is running throughout Kingston between June the 4th and 7th.
All people have to do is pick up a box from the Jackie Studios, and transform it through drawings, collages, words or objects.
The finished item should represent the artist. All entries will be displayed to the public at one of Kingston’s top locations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm
Parents consulted on school places in Kingston
Kingston council are planning on expanding up to 15 primary schools in the borough.
A questionnaire's been given to parents asking them which schools they want to be expanded.
In Surbiton alone it's trying to make room for an extra 150 pupils and another 120 in Kingston town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am
Top stories at 8am
British Airways has announced record pre-tax annual losses of 401 million pounds.
The company says it had to pay a 3 billion pound fuel bill following last year's oil price bubble.
BA has axed more than 2,500 jobs since last summer to cut costs.
The number of children born in England and Wales last year is the highest since 1972.
There were almost 709-thousand live births in 2008.
The figure's nearly up to what it was in 1973 when women were having an average of 2 children each.
************************************************************************************ And in cricket, rain has delayed the start of the first one day international between England and West Indies at Headingley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
PGA Championship underway in Surrey
The European Tour's showpiece event - the PGA Championship at Wentworth – is underway.
There are no less than 8 Major winners taking part in a high-class field.
Paul Casey heads up the English challenge, while rising Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy is among the early starters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Barrichello quickest in Monaco
Rubens Barrichello's gone quickest in first practice for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.
The Brawn GP driver's come in ahead of Ferrari's Felipe Massa, who was second, while Lewis Hamilton came in third for the Woking based McLaren team.
Barrichello's Brawn teammate Jenson Button - the Brit who leads the drivers' championship - was off the pace in eighth
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
Senior police officer to face charges
One of Britain's most senior Asian police officers is himself facing criminal charges.
Metropolitan Police Commander Ali Dizaei arrested a man after a row at a south west London restaurant last July.
Mr Dizaei alleged assault, among other things, but last August, it was decided not to charge the man concerned.
Correspondent, Mark White, reports: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Police investigate attack in Esher
Police are investigating a serious assault in Esher.
A 56 year old man was attacked and robbed in an alleyway off station approach on Sunday.
He was attacked by two teenage suspects and suffered a fractured shoulder in the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Couple left shaken after burglary in Burgh Heath
An 88-year-old man and his partially blind, disabled wife have lost thousands in valuables – after their home in Burgh Heath was raided.
The pair were seeing off a friend – and had left their front door ajar when thieves struck.
They returned to catch an intruder leaving the house – followed shortly by two brothers.
The incident left the couple extremely shaken.
The men are white, in their 20s and made off in a small hatchback waiting outside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am
Pilot at Heathrow fails breathalyser
An airline pilot's had to be replaced for a flight out of London Heathrow after failing a breathalyser test.
Airport security staff told police they were concerned when the saw the pilot was about to board an American Airlines plane to Chicago yesterday.
204 passengers were on board.
The pilot's been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am
UPDATE: Fire in Leatherhead
Fire crews have dampened a blaze at a community building in Leatherhead.
But the building has suffered extensive damage.
The fire broke out at the Bridge Youth Centre early this morning.
It's unclear what sparked the blaze.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
Fire in Leatherhead
We've had reports of a fire in Leatherhead.
Witnesses say the youth club on Kingston Road is ablaze.
Fire crews are currently at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am
Top stories at 8am
An FBI sting operation has led to the arrest of four men in New York for allegedly plotting terror attacks.
They're accused of targeting a Jewish synagogue and military aircraft.
The group will appear in court later.
Joanna Lumley's likely to be celebrating success in her Gurkha campaign later.
The actress has called for ALL veterans to be allowed to settle in the UK.
A government u-turn's expected today after ministers had originally only allowed Gurkhas who'd retired since 1997 the exclusive right to stay.
A third Tory MP's announced plans to step down following more revelations about expenses.
Sir Peter Viggers will resign at the next election - The Daily Telegraph reports he claimed 30 thousand pounds on gardening.
The greetings card chain Birthdays has been placed into administration.
The move's been announced by its parent company Clinton Cards.
The firm has branches in Walton, Kingston, Sutton and Streatham.
And on his third attempt, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has finally reached the summit of Mount Everest.
At the age of 65, the veteran explorer becomes the oldest British person to conquer the Himalayan giant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am
Police release Croydon murder suspects on bail
Four men arrested in connection with the shooting of a man in Croydon have been bailed while detectives make further inquiries.
A post mortem confirmed the victim, who was killed on Monday evening, died of a single gunshot to the chest.
Police are still appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am
Hounslow gets a CCTV upgrade
Hounslow Council has approved plans for a new CCTV system.
Costing 1.8 million pounds it will be shared by the police and Council.
Alongside the new cameras a community safety control room will be set up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 am
Police appeal for help to find missing teenager
Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager.
18-year-old Stacey Porter went missing from the area around Merton College and may be anywhere along the bus route between Kingston and Wimbledon.
Officers are particularly concerned as she is autistic and has a mental age of 10.
She’s around 5 ft 1, of a medium build and has short blond hair, blue eyes and distinctive gappy teeth.
Stacey was last seen wearing a black bomber jacket and carrying a gold handbag.
Anyone who sees her should dial 999 or call Kingston Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
M25 contract agreed
A 6-point-2 billion pound private finance deal to maintain and widen our busiest motorway has finally been agreed.
The contract for the work on the M25 has gone to the Connect Plus consortium, which includes engineering giants Atkins and Balfour Beatty.
The cost of the 30-year contract has risen more than a billion pounds from the original price.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm
800 jobs could be created in Woking
800 new jobs could be created in Woking as the firm behind Lewis Hamilton's F1 team announces plans for a new British-built sports car.
McLaren wants to set up a facility capable of producing 20 high-performance sports cars a day.
It would be next to its technology centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm
New research reveals 'air pollution' deaths
It's claimed at least 24-thousand people die early each year in the UK because of air pollution.
The Liberal Democrats say research from Europe shows more than 4-thousand 400 die prematurely in London alone.
The party says early deaths as a result of pollutants are estimated to cost up to 20 billion pounds annually.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
Former Surrey cricket star jailed for 13 years
Former England & Surrey cricketer Chris Lewis has been jailed for 13 years for smuggling cocaine into the UK.
A court heard how he was arrested at Gatwick Airport with 140 thousand pounds worth in liquid form in his kit bag.
He was stopped by Customs officers, following what he claimed was an innocent holiday in St Lucia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
McLaren announce ambitious plans in Woking
Plans for a new British-built sports car have been announced by Surrey-based McLaren.
The firm wants to create a facility capable of producing 20 high-performance sports cars a day, on a site next to its technology centre in Woking.
It says the move would create 800 jobs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
Chad Randall's Harlequins Contract
Harlequins Rugby League are happy to announce that hooker Chad Randall has renewed his contract at the club.
He is one of the clubs most consistent players as he has not missed a game in two and a half seasons after joining in 2006.
He has twice been presented with the club's 'iron man' award for outstanding toughness on the pitch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm
News roundup at 12
A debate will take place this afternoon on the reforms suggested for the MPs' expenses system.
The party leaders agreed moves to ban claims on furniture, cleaners and stamp duty on second homes.
Gordon Brown says he wants to end the "gentleman's club" culture in Westminster.
Cricket: Australia have made a bold statement ahead of this summer's Ashes series against England.
They've left all-rounder Andrew Symonds out of the squad.
As expected, Middlesex batsman Phil Hughes makes the sixteen-man touring party.
The series starts in Cardiff in seven weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Police arrest Croydon murder suspect
Detectives have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a man in Croydon.
The 20-year-old was arrested yesterday evening after handing himself into a south London police station.
A 27-year-old man was shot on St Saviour’s Road on Monday evening and died a short while afterwards in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am
Middlesex star named in Australia Ashes squad
Australia have named their squad for this years Ashes series.
Andrew Symonds, Shaun Tait and Brad Hodge are some of the big names not included.
But Brett Lee and Stuart Clark have been deemed fit enough to be picked by the Aussie selectors, as has all-rounder Shane Watson.
As expected Middlesex’s Phil Hughes also makes the sixteen-man squad.
Full Squad: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Michael Clarke, Stuart Clark, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, Phillip Hughes, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Grahma Manou, Andrew McDonald, Marcus North, Peter Siddle, Shane Watson
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 am
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Drugs discovery in Bookham
Police have seized a large quantity of drugs in Bookham.
The discovery’s been made at a rented 4 property in Lower Road.
Officers took away more than 30 bin liners full of cannabis.
The electrical system in the 4 bedroom detached had blown trying to power all the equipment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
Dog attack in Sutton
A female charity worker has been viciously attacked by a dog in Sutton.
The 38 year old was visiting a property in Benhill Avenue last Wednesday when she was set upon by what’s believed to be a Pitbull.
Police say the dog had been locked up all day and the attack may have lasted as long as 15 minutes.
The woman was rushed to hospital to undergo operations – she’s expected to have more this week.
A passer by had to distract the dog whilst the woman was rescued.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm
Hampton and Richmond score with the Council
Hampton and Richmond football club have scored with the Council.
Plans have been granted to build a new permanent stand at its Beaver Close ground.
A temporary stand will be removed from the west side of the pitch and replaced with a permanent 250 seat structure to the north.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
News roundup at 4pm
Michael Martin has been hounded from office as Speaker of the House of Commons.
He's to step down as a result of the expenses scandal on June 21st - leaving MPs to elect a replacement the following day in a secret ballot.
Mr Martin told them he was quitting the post because Parliament was at its best when it was united.
*********************************************************************************** In the wider expenses row - Gordon Brown says any Labour MP who's broken the rules won't stand at the next election.
It's also emerged that Scotland Yard won't be investigating the leaking of the detail to the Daily Telegraph.
*********************************************************************************** Scientists believe they've found the so-called 'missing link'.
The fossilised skeleton of a 47 million year old human ancestor has been found in a lake in Germany and anthropologists say it's proof man descended from apes.
The Unite union says the announcement suggests the bank's embarking on a strategy of "death by a thousand cuts".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
Fundraisers brave the rain for Hampton Hospice
The Three Parks Challenge – a first-of-its-kind event took place last Sunday. It was set up by staff at the Hampton based Shooting Star Children's Hospice.
300 walkers, which was many more than expected,turned up. They included families from the hospice as well as a number of local groups. Funds are still coming in, but it looks like the event will raise at least £25,000
The walkers, which included experienced hikers to leisurely ramblers, braved an early downpour to complete the challenge, which started and finished next to Teddington Cricket Club in Bushy Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Plans withdrawn for Clapham junction
The company behind plans for a major redevelopment of land at Clapham Junction Station have formally withdrawn their application.
Metro Shopping Fund had been seeking planning permission for 556 homes, new shopping areas and a health centre at the station.
Councillors were due to consider the application at a planning committee meeting tomorrow.
The item has now been withdrawn from the agenda and will not be discussed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm
Shooting in Croydon
Police are investigating a fatal shooting in West Croydon.
Ambulance crews were called to St Saviour's Road at 7:30 yesterday evening, to a 25-year-old man suffering gunshot wounds.
He died within an hour at Mayday Hospital.
Police have yet to recover the weapon used, or make any arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Tour of Britain Bike Race
Woking will be hosting the tour of Britain bike race.
They’ll be events all day leading up to the main race of all the top professional bike racers.
Woking is one of the ten towns selected to host a stage of the tour.
The race is a 1.5km course around the town.
It’s the biggest sporting event in the area during 2009 and will be held on June 2nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Taxi driver rapist faces compensation claims from victims
Victims of taxi driver rapist John Worboys are planning to sue him for hundreds of thousands of pounds in damages.
Solicitors representing several of the women have begun drawing up a civil claim against the serial sex attacker.
The 51-year-old was jailed indefinitely last month after being found guilty of attacking 12 women in the back of his London cab after drugging them in Balham, Putney, Sheen and Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am
Top stories at 8am
The Speaker of the Commons will face more attempts to remove him from his position later.
MPs are likely to renew their attempts to debate a motion of no confidence in Michael Martin over his handling of the expenses crisis.
Tolworth Broadway shops shut in protest
A number of shops along the Broadway including the newsagents and greengrocers have closed their doors in support of the Tamil Tigers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm
Harlequins Rugby League
Harlequin's captain has agreed to a new contract that will see him at the club until the end of the 2011 season.
Rob Purdham signed in 2002 and is now, after 150 appearances agreeing to stay to help the new young players at the club.
Brian McDermott has praised Purdham for his decision to stay and is glad that he’s refused offers from other clubs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Sutton United charity match
Twenty years after Sutton United’s famous two –one FA cup victory over Coventry nine of winning team are getting back together for a charity game.
Other players from Sutton’s past will join them including John Rains and Ricky Kidd.
They’ll be playing a team of football veterans including Gary Chivers from and TV presenters like Angus Deayton and Andy Hamilton.
Proceeds will go to the Queen Mary Hospital for Children which is celebrating its centenary year to help people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The match is on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm
Stabbing in Hounslow
A man is recovering in hospital after a vicious knife attack in Hounslow at the weekend.
The man - in his twenties - was stabbed in the chest on Bell Road in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm
The Chelsea Flower show
The Queen will present Prince Charles with a top horticultural award at the Chelsea Flower Show later.
The monarch will hand over the prestigious Victoria Medal of Honour to her eldest son during the royal tour of this year's gardens.
It's the highest accolade from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Current holders include Alan Titchmarsh and Roy Lancaster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old girl who was last seen at a friend’s house in Esher.
Lauren Arnold was last seen on Saturday night in Holroyd Road when she called at a friend’s house
She’s white, 5ft 5’ tall, of slim build with long brown hair.
Lauren is known to frequent Redhill town centre, Merstham, Chessington and Esher areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm
News roundup at mid-day
A motion of no confidence in the Speaker Michael Martin is about to be tabled in the House of Commons.
The Tory MP Douglas Carswell claims to have good front bench support in his effort to force Mr Martin to resign.
He's been criticised for his handling of the expenses row.
************************************************************************************* The Court of Appeal has ruled soldiers serving abroad ARE protected by Human Rights laws.
Judges have dismissed challenges by the government to High Court rulings over the death of Private Jason Smith who died in Iraq.
His family's solicitor argued human rights shouldn't be withdrawn from soldiers when they're deployed overseas.
************************************************************************************ The struggling motoring industry's welcoming the introduction of the car scrappage scheme.
From today, drivers can get two thousand pounds off a new vehicle when they trade in cars that are at least ten years old.
*********************************************************************************** And England United World Invited is the slogan for the country's bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
The Prime Minister will line up alongside David Beckham and Wayne Rooney at the bid's launch at Wembley shortly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm
Hiddink speaks ahead of Chelsea departure
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink admits he'll leave the club with a heavy heart this summer.
The Dutchman's gone down a storm with players and fans since taking over on a temporary basis, three months ago.
Yesterday's two-nil win over Blackburn was his final home match as manager.
After receiving a rousing send-off, Hiddink says he'll be sorry to say goodbye. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am
Staff at Hampton School clear up confusion over swine flu
Staff have been quick to clear up confusion over the plans of Hampton School for Boys this week, after a national newspaper suggested it had been forced to close.
Today's Independent reports the school would remain shut until after half-term, as a result of swine flu scares
along with Barnes Primary and Lady Eleanor Holles.
But a spokesperson for the school has said Hampton School IS open as normal this week, after it was given the all clear by the Health Protection Agency last Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am
Two Richmond schools close after swine flu scares
Two schools in the Richmond area have been forced to close after swine flu outbreaks.
The closures were confirmed by the Health Protection Agency this morning.
Barnes Primary and Lady Eleanor Holles in Hampton will both remain shut until after half term.
It's hoped classes will resume again in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am
Teenager awaits sentence for Croydon murder
A teenager who repeatedly stabbed a promising young footballer in Croydon will be sentenced later.
Oliver Kingonzila, who was 19, represented England as a youth player.
He died after being knifed eight times outside the E-bar last September.
19 year old Tristan Burke faces a life sentence after pleading guilty to murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am
New roof unveiled at Wimbledon
Wimbledon's new roof has been unveiled.
Centre court is now under cover in a bid to stop rain delays.
It's part of a full refurbishment of the arena, which has cost an estimated 100 million pounds.
Tim Henman and Steffi Graff were among a group of former stars who tested it out in an exhibition event yesterday.
And right on cue, it rained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am
Battersea TV-adventurer named Chief Scout
TV adventurer Bear Grylls has been named Chief Scout.
The presenter who lives on a barge in Battersea first climbed Mount Everest when he was just 23.
The 34-year old succeeds former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan.
He says his priority is finding more scout leaders, so that more youngsters can join up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am
News round-up at 8am
The new car scrappage scheme comes into force today.
The Government will offer motorists two thousand pounds towards the cost of a new car, provided they trade in one which is at least ten years old.
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