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Friday, 29 May 2009

Police try to track Clapham Common robber

Police are hunting a man involved in a cash in transit robbery on Clapham Common this morning.

Officers were called just after 10am to reports two men had tried to steal a cash box from a van parked outside McDonalds on St John’s Road.

The men made off on foot towards Battersea rise where they then tried to steal a car to make a get away.

One man was arrested and is in police custody. The other is still on the run.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Kingston student devises new puzzle
A student from Kingston University has devised a jigsaw puzzle for people with dementia.

Ben Atkinson-Willes is completing a degree in product and furniture design.

The twenty two year old was inspired to use his skills to create a specially designed activity puzzle after his granddad was diagnosed with Alzheimers.

The pieces are made from foamex which is long-lasting, durable, flexible and easy to clean and feature images to prompt memories.

Ben's work will be exhibited along with designs of other students at the university next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Heathrow builder gets compensation
A builder who survived a 120ft fall from the roof of Heathrow's Terminal 5 has been awarded £270,000 in compensation.

24 year old Parminder Singh, and a fellow worker plummeted to the ground after a girder holding his work cradle snapped 4 years ago.

He suffered serious back, leg and head injuries but civil engineer 27 year old Matthew Gilbert died.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Chelsea make new signing
It's claimed Chelsea have completed their first big-money transfer of the summer.

Russian media's reporting the Blues have paid around 18 million pounds to sign Yury Zhirkov.

The Russia midfielder's apparently set to move from CSKA Moscow on a four-year deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Unions call for talks with Mayor over tube strikes
The transport union has called for direct talks with Boris Johnson over the tube strike planned for next month.

The RMT says it wants the London Mayor to intervene to try to avert the 48-hour walk out on 9th June.

The union says there's been a total breakdown of industrial relations with London Underground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

More speculation over Carlo Ancelotti
There's more speculation about the future of Carlo Ancelotti - the man Chelsea apparently want as their new manager.

The AC Milan boss is under contract with the Italian side, but that hasn't stopped him being linked with a move away.

Italian media's now reporting Milan have lined up Brazilian World Cup-winner Leonardo to take over from next season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Police appeal after fatal crash in Bookham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road accident in Little Bookham.

The collision involving 3 cars happened on Sunday morning – two of which were parked in a driveway in Hawkwood Rise.

A woman in her 80’s from Bookham died on Wednesday from her injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Surrey aim for a hat-trick of wins
It’s a big night of 20-20 cricket.

Surrey are aiming to make it a hat-trick of wins away at Essex.

Holders Middlesex travel to Kent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

BA axes service to New York from Gatwick
British Airways is axing its Gatwick to New York service from this autumn.

The daily service to John F Kennedy airport will cease on October 25th.

The airline's nine flights a day from Heathrow to New York will remain.

BA's also announced it's launching a New York service from London City Airport later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Top stories at 8am
Yet more MPs are named in the expenses row.

This time it's senior Conservative Bill Cash, who the Telegraph accuses of claiming taxpayers' money to pay his daughter rent on a flat.

He insists his claims were approved by the fees office.

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British officials are attending emergency talks at the European Commission in Brussels on the future of General Motors, following the failure of talks in Germany.

Fiat and Magna remain bidders to take over GM Europe, and they've promised to continue Vauxhall production in Britain if successful.

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An influential medical journal is calling for the setting up of a national child protection commission in Britain.

It follows a series of high-profile cases, including the death of Baby Peter.

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Prince Harry arrives in New York today for his first official visit to the United States.

The royal plans to visit the World Trade Centre site.

He'll also name a garden in lower Manhattan to honour the 67 British victims of the terrorist attack.

Tomorrow, Harry will play one of the royal family's favourite sports - polo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Thursday, 28 May 2009

News roundup at 4pm
The expenses scandal has claimed two more scalps.

Tory backbencher Julie Kirkbride's to follow her husband Andrew McKay out of Parliament at the next election over a series of questionable claims.

Luton South Labour MP Margaret Moran, who claimed thousands for treating dry rot at her partner's home in Southampton, is also quitting.

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Two servicemen have died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan.

A solider from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment was killed in an explosion in Helmand Province this morning.

A Royal Marine died overnight from injuries he received in a blast last week.

Their families have been told.

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Weather forecasters are being accused of losing a seaside town one million pounds in lost business.

Officials in Bournemouth say the Met Office wrongly predicted thundery showers on Bank Holiday Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Climate change is no picnic


Protestors gathered in Kingston this lunchtime to discuss the effects of Climate Change.

Staff at Lush dressed up as Suffragettes and treated shoppers to free cakes and lemonade and a street picnic.

It was all part of the Trains not Planes Campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police seize cannabis plants near Woking
Police have seized more than a 100 cannabis plants in a drugs raid near Woking.

Officers raided an address in Chobham Road in Ottershaw yesterday.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Tube strikes
Members of the RMT transport union have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in two disputes over jobs, pay and working conditions.

Thousands of workers walk out on the London Underground for 48 hours - from 7pm on Tuesday June 9th - ending on Thursday June 11th.

It's expected to cause havoc on the Tube network.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Noxious gas kills man on Surrey farm

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A man has died and seven police officers, as well as three ambulance staff have been taken to hospital after a noxious substance was found at a farm in Surrey.

Police were called to Burpham Court Farm near Guildford just after 1'o'clock this morning (Thursday).

They found a man in his 50s suffering from breathing problems.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at the scene,sources suggest his death could be suicide.

The officers were taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital where they remain under observation.

The ambulance staff are not thought to have been taken ill, but assessed and decontaminated as a precaution.

A spokesman for Surrey Fire and Rescue said it was not yet known what the substance was, but that is could have been some kind of posion – possible a pesticide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Police hunt distraction burglars in Epsom
Police are hunting distraction burglars who targetted a 90 year old woman in Epsom.

A boy knocked on the victims door claiming his ball was in her back garden on Tuesday.

While the pensioner helped him look – two men stole money from the house.

Police are warning people to be vigilant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Arrests in connection with Leatherhead fire
A teenage boy's been arrested as part of the investigation into a fire at a Leatherhead football pavillion.

Fire crews were called to the Bridge youth club just off Kingston Road at 6'o'clock last Thursday morning.

The 17-year-old from Fetcham was detained and later bailed pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

HMP Wandsworth guards investigated over drug smuggling
Three prison officers at the centre of an investigation into the smuggling of drugs and mobile phones into jail have been suspended.

The three men, who work at Wandsworth prison, were arrested last month.

They've been bailed to appear at Charing Cross police station next Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

CRICKET: Victory still elusive for Middlesex
Reigning Twenty20 Cup champions Middlesex are still searching for their first win of the tournament after a 62-run defeat to Kent at Lords last night.

Meanwhile Surrey snatched a one-run win over Hampshire who lost their final seven wickets for just 20 runs.

Stewart Walters was the best of the Brown Caps' batsman - as they posted 125 for eight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Statement from Sir John Butterfill regarding sale of Woking home
The Tory MP, beleived to have made more than half-a-million pounds profit from a taxpayer-funded mansion in Surrey, has bowed to pressure.

The MP for Bournemouth West declared Little Heath in Woking as his primary residence, shortly before selling it – allowing him to avoid paying capital gains tax.

Sir John has since offered to pay £40,000 to the taxman and repay another £20,000 in expense claims – making his backtrack the highest of any MP to date.

In a statement, Sir Butterfill said:
"I will re-examine the capital gain made on the sale of Little Heath. As I spent a large amount on making good dilapidations to the property, this gain is likely to be minimal. However, if a gain has arisen, I will pay an appropriate amount."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Top stories at 8am
The future of 5-thousand UK car-workers remains in doubt, after German ministers failed to agree on a preferred buyer for Opel and Vauxhall.

They left all-night talks without a decision.

It means two investors now remain in the running to buy the European arm of troubled carmaker General Motors.

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The Tory grandee, Sir John Butterfill, is under pressure this morning as the latest MP to be named in the expenses scandal.

According to the Daily Telegraph, he exploited the second homes allowance to make claims for his country mansion in Woking.

But when he sold the property for a 600 thousand pound profit he apparently flipped it to his main home and paid no capital gains tax.

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The number of kids under 5 with type 1 diabetes could double by 2020.

A paper, published online by the British journal The Lancet, says the increase is so dramatic that it cannot be attributed to genes alone.

Instead it says, "modern lifestyle habits" are the likely culprits.

50 frontline jobs are to go at Surrey Police, as a result of government budget cuts.

The force argues a second budget cap in two years will undermine services when crime is expected to rise.

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A Surrey man is in training to swim the English Channel for charity.

41-year-old Andy Butler will swim the 21 miles from Dover to Calais to raise money for the Surrey Association of Spina Bifida.

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Thousands of disappointed Manchester United fans are making their way home this morning, after losing their Champions League final in Rome.

Instead of winning it for the second year in a row, they were beaten 2-0 by Barcelona.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Tory MP under fire over Woking house sale
The expenses scandal continues this morning.

This time, a Tory MP's been accused of avoiding capital gains tax on a Surrey mansion, funded by the taxpayer.

Sir John Butterfill is said to have made more than half-a-million pounds profit from the six-bedrooom country house in Woking, for which he claimed up to £1,700 a month in mortgage interest.

The MP for Bournemouth West declared Woking as his primary residence, shortly before selling it – making his profit exempt from CGT.

Sir John has since offered to pay £40,000 to the taxman and repay another £20,000 in expense claims – making his backtrack the highest of any MP to date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Budget cut criticised by Surrey Police chief
50 frontline jobs are to go at Surrey Police as a result of government budget cuts.

35 officers at the force are likely to lose their positions.

The Home Office says it has to be very careful in striking a balance in its funding to maintain protection for taxpayers.

Re-billing will cost £1.2 million – on average people will only save pence a week.

Peter William, Chairman of the Surrey Police Authority says the cut defies logic, when crime is expected to rise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Cuddly toys spread diseases warns top Hammersmith Doctor
Health experts in Hammersmith and Fulham are advising GP surgeries to ditch the soft toys from waiting rooms.

Director of Public Health for the borough’s NHS, Dr Dagmar Zeuner, says they spread disease and infection.

The Government says it’s up to the individual clinics if they want to remove the toys or not.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Mole Valley sees highest increase in unemployed youngsters
The Mole Valley has seen the largest increase in unemployment in young people over the last year.

It has doubled among adolescents in the South East.

A report by the Prince’s Trust revealed the number of 18 to 24 year olds claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance in the borough rose by 200 percent over the 12 month period.

East Sussex saw a rise of 185 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Four and a half years for man guilty of scissor attack
A man from Banstead has been jailed for a vicious scissor attack on his wife.

63 year old Brian Gibbs pushed Catherine down the stairs after learning she had been having a 30 year affair with his best man.

He also stabbed the 55 year old in the neck with a pair of hairdresser’s scissors during the attack in November 2008.

The self employed builder admitted to wounding with intent as a result of a moment of madness. He got four and a half years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Husband remanded into custody
A man’s appeared in Court charged with murdering his wife at a department store in Mitcham.

43 year old Varsha Champaclal was found stabbed in the back room of Peacocks in February.

The mother of two died from neck and chest wounds at the scene.

47 year old Thaker Ramanlal from Coombe Lane in Kingston didn’t enter a plea during the hearing at the Old Bailey.

He’s been remanded into custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Were you in the Ripley area yesterday afternoon?
A desperate plea is going out to Jackie listeners from the organisers of the Ockham Village Festival.

A number of roadside banners were stolen from Ripley Roundabout yesterday afternoon.

The coloured advertising boards bring in about twenty percent of the money needed to keep the village.

Site Manager Chris Pearsall says the money was going to be used to build new lavatories in the Church.

Anyone who knows anything should email news@radiojackie.com
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

First floodlit match at Lords
The first ever floodlit cricket match at Lord's takes place later.

It's a Twenty20 Cup contest between Middlesex and Kent.

The other games are Glamorgan against Gloucestershire, Somerset versus Warwickshire, and Surrey taking on Hampshire.

Yesterday there were wins for Derbyshire - Lancashire and Sussex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Top stories at 8am
30-thousand British fans are expected in Rome for tonight's Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona.

15-hundred police are on duty and alcohol's banned in some parts of the city.

Officers say one Manchester United fan has been stabbed in the leg and four others have been arrested.

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North Korea has threatened to attack its neighbour.

The regime says it is no longer bound by the1953 truce agreed at the end of the Korean war - and will retaliate if the south starts searching North Korean ships suspected of carrying weapons material.

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At least 30 people have been killed and more than 200 injured after a bomb exploded in Pakistan.

A car packed with explosives was detonated outside the main police headquarters in Lahore.

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And the face of banking on British high streets is changing.

Spanish giant Santander has announced it's to re-brand all 13 hundred UK branches of Abbey, Alliance and Leicester and Bradford and Bingley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

SW London criminals brought to justice via internet
Criminals in Sutton, Croydon and Streatham are being fast-tracked through the justice system using so-called “virtual-courtrooms”.

The scheme, uses live-video links with magistrates to determine sentences within hours of the offence.

It's hoped up to £10-million could be save each year in court admin costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Antiques Roadshow comes to Brooklands Museum, Weybridge
With a recession in full swing, some of us might be tempted to sell-off the family jewels to generate some quick cash.

This weekend, the affluent can have their airlooms valued for free on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

They'll be filming an episode of the long-running show at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge this Sunday.

The event is free to attend and organisers say you're guaranteed to be seen by an expert, if you arrive before 4'o'clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Richmond's future placed in locals' hands
Workshops are being held across Richmond next month where residents and businesses can describe their visions for the borough.

The council hopes that plans for new housing, jobs, and shops can be discussed, as well as outlining land, which should be protected from development.

To find out when and where your nearest workshop will be you can go online and register at richmond.gov.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Sutton & Cheam MP praises Royal Mail decision
Paul Burstow has welcomed the Royal Mail’s decision to reinstate Cheam as a postal district.

The Sutton & Cheam MP was delighted that the move had received the backing of the Council and Chamber of Commerce.

He said the decision was a “victory” for the people of Cheam over bureaucracy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Top stories at 8am
Security is tight ahead of tonight's Champion's League final between Manchester United and Barcelona.

A total of 20,000 supporters have tickets for the match which is billed as the dream final.

10,000 are expected in Italy despite pleas not to travel without a ticket.

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North Korea has threatened its neighbour, South Korea.

North Korea says the South's decision to join America's interception of suspected nuclear weaponry shipments is an act of war, and has threatened a "powerful military strike" in return.

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The four-year-old daughter of the champion boxer, Mike Tyson, has died after accidentally strangling herself.

Exodus Tyson was found hanging from a cord attached to a treadmill at her family home in Arizona on Monday.

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A bomb has exploded outside a police building in Lahore in Pakistan.

Many people are believed to have been injured in the blast which destroyed a number of vehicles.

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The preferred bidder for the European arm of the troubled carmaker GM is expected to be announced by the German government later.

The decision on who can buy Opel - whose brands include Vauxhall - must be made in Germany, where Opel has its headquarters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Classical music gets a gee up
The worlds of music and horse racing will be mixed for the first time later.

A Classical Canter's being held at Kempton Park, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra providing the tunes.

The horses will race over one mile, three furlongs.

Paul White, from the course, says no-one's tried it before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

Surrey fall short
Two games in as many days proved to be too much for Surrey as they slipped to a 21 run defeat to Sussex.

Batting first Sussex made 184 for 9 from their 20 overs, with Chris Nash blasting 40 from just 16 balls.

While England all-rounder Luke Wright hit an equally impressive 58.

Surrey skipper Usman Afzaal fell cheaply for just two and a steady flow of wickets meant Surrey never looked like getting close.

Surrey will look to bounce back this evening when they take on Hampshire at The Oval.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Man charged with Croydon Shooting
A man’s been charged with the murder of a father of two in Croydon.

27 year old Wesley Blake was shot twice whilst sitting in his car on St Saviour’s Road last Monday.

He managed to get to a nearby house before collapsing. He was taken to the Mayday Hospital where he later died.

24 year old Henry Buahin from Lambeth was arrested at the weekend. He’ll reappear at the Old Bailey in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Surrey Police won't tolerate bad behaviour from their officers
East Surrey’s Divisional Commander Guy Darby has been found guilty of breaching honesty and integrity.

The Chief Superintendent appeared before an independent panel of senior officers after staff reported his behaviour to officials.

Darby admitted one charge of breaching politeness and tolerance at a work seminar last summer.

The other charges of discreditable conduct were in relation to a false entry into the London Marathon.

He’s been fined 13 days pay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Bank Holiday attack leaves Woking boy injured
A teenager’s been attacked in Woking.

The 16 year old was followed by two suspects as he walked through the Woking Station Underpass at around 9 o’clock last night.

They engaged him in conversation before one of the men punched him in the face.

Both suspects then kicked and punched him on the ground before making off with his rucksack.

The offenders are described as two white men in their mid to late teens and around five foot ten inches tall.

One had a pale complexion and was wearing a black and grey hooded top.

The other had a tanned complexion and had a black hooded top pulled over his black baseball cap.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Attempted abduction in Shepperton
Police in Shepperton are trying to trace a white transit van involved in an attempted abduction last month.

Details of the incident on Laleham Road have only just been released.

A 14 year old girl was walking down the road alone when a man pulled up alongside her and asked for directions.

He then tried to grab her hand and pull her inside the van.

The suspect is described as an Asian man aged between 30 and 35 with short dark hair.

He was driving a white transit van with a sky blue pattern and writing on the side.

Anyone who knows anything should contact Surrey Police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

UPDATE: Man charged over Carshalton fairground attack
A fairground reveller's been charged after a policeman was stabbed in the neck with a bottle in Carshalton.

The officer, aged in his thirties, was attacked from behind near the fairground on Wrythe Lane on Sunday night.

23-year-old Tony Bull from Sutton Park Road appeared before magistrates charged with attempted GBH.

He was remanded in custody and will reappear in court in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Air rifle shooting in Hook
Police are following up a number of leads after a bus was shot at with an air rifle in Hook.

A K4 was struck by pellets just before 2pm on Friday, along Ripon Gardens, at the junction with Hereford Way.

The area was sealed off for several hours whilst police searched the scene.

No arrests have yet been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Policeman stabbed at Carshalton fairground - man arrested
A fairground reveller's been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a policeman was stabbed in the neck with a bottle in Carshalton.

The officer, aged in his thirties, was attacked from behind near a fairground on Sunday night.

Police are appealing for any witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

A245 remains closed following accident
A woman’s been airlifted to hospital following an accident in Byfleet.

Ambulance crews were called to the scene at the junctions of Highfield Road and Parvis Road just after nine this morning.

The woman cyclist – who hasn’t been named – was taken to the Royal London Hospital with serious head injuries. Her condition is not known.

The driver of the car was taken to St Peter’s with a hand injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Staines 10K run

Wet weather doesn’t dampen spirits of runners

A record number of runners took part in the annual Staines 10k race around Staines and Laleham on Sunday 17 May. Despite wet weather, 510 runners completed the course.

The race, organised by Staines Strollers and Runnymede Runners with support from Spelthorne Council, started and finished outside the Council Offices in Knowle Green. Surrey Police and a team of marshals from local running clubs provided valuable support throughout the race ensuring minimal impact to other road users.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

The top stories at 12pm
David Cameron's pledged a Tory government would restore "real people power" after the MPs' expenses scandal.

The Opposition leader says a "massive sweeping, radical redistribution of power", including a curb on the power of the Prime Minister, is required to halt social breakdown.

Justice Minister Jack Straw defended Labour's record on constitutional reform saying the Tory leader is "catching up".

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North Korea has reportedly test fired TWO short range missiles.

That's as the UN prepares a new resolution to try and stop the country carrying out any more nuclear tests.

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Train punctuality is on track.

It has reached a record high - with 90-point-6 percent of trains running on time in the year to the end of March.

The best performing companies were c2c, Chiltern and Merseyrail.

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Football:

Chelsea target Carlo Ancelotti insists if AC Milan ask him to stay on as coach at the San Siro he will do.

Speculation has been rife in Italy and England that Ancelotti will leave for the west Londoners this summer.

He's set to sit down next Monday with the club to discuss his future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The Chase Hospice opens its doors to the public

Open Days at the CHASE children’s hospice - Christopher's – Artington – nr Guildford.

9 June 2009 - 10 June 2009

On an inspiring tour of Christopher's, you can find out about the many fun and exciting therapeutic facilities enjoyed by the families we support.

The visit involves a guided tour lasting around 1 hour followed by refreshments and an opportunity to talk to the CHASE team.



TUESDAY 9th June (4pm to 8pm)

WEDNESDAY 10th June (10am to 2pm)

Contact us to book an appointment on 01483 454213 or email anna.wemyss@chasecare.org.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Bleak prediction from Wimbledon work institute
Unemployed young people are facing a long, hot summer looking for work.

The Wimbledon-based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development says almost half of firms aren't planning to recruit school leavers.

The Prince's Trust suggests out-of work young people cost 23-million pounds each week in benefits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Woes continue for Heathrow-based BA
Virgin Atlantic's piled on the misery for struggling rival British Airways after announcing it has virtually doubled annual profits.

The airline says pre-tax profits soared from 34-point-8 million to 68-point-4 million in the year to February, despite volatile oil prices and a deep recession.

The results contrast with BA's record annual operating loss of 401 million, reported last Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

Crackdown on car vandals in Chertsey
Surrey Police are cracking down on car vandals in Chertsey.

In the last two weeks there have been a number of incidents around St Peters Way where cars have had their windscreens smashed.

Police will be increasing patrols in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Top stories at 8am
Foreign news agencies are reporting North Korea has launched two short-range missiles.

That's after the United Nations condemned its nuclear weapon test yesterday.

The UN Security Council will begin drawing up a new resolution later today.

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David Cameron is outlining his plan to restore the public's faith in politics following the expenses revelations.

The Conservative leader is calling for radical reform of Parliament such as limiting the authority of the Prime Minister and fixed term Parliaments.

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Two private investigators working for Madeleine McCann's family are hoping to interview a convicted paedophile today.

Raymond Hewlett is said to have been staying near the McCann's holiday flat, when Madeleine disappeared in May 2007.

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Anti Heathrow expansion group HACAN have reacted angrily to reports that the Government has compiled secret dossiers on campaigners.

According to the Daily Mail the Department for Transport monitored anyone who’s spoken out against the proposed third runway.

It’s claimed the list could run into tens of thousands.

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England's Stuart Broad is urging his team-mates to keep their ruthless momentum going.

They take on the West Indies in the final one-day match at Edgbaston today.

England are 1-nil up in the three match series after their six wicket win at Bristol on Sunday - that after hammering the tourists in the Test series.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

Monday, 25 May 2009

A Bank Holiday warning for Wandsworth's motorists
Motorists in Wandsworth are being advised to take special care where they park their cars today - if they want to avoid getting a parking ticket.

Drivers are likely to receive a ticket if they leave their vehicle on a yellow line.

Yellow line restrictions remain in force on bank holidays because most are situated at locations where parked vehicles could be dangerous –

or cause an obstruction by blocking sight lines for pedestrians and other road users.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 am  

Twenty20's back with a London derby
Cricket’s Twenty20 competition gets under way today with an all-London clash at The Oval.

Surrey take on Middlesex in the Southern group of the Twenty 20 Cup.

The Brown Caps welcome back Jade Dernbach, Chris Jordan and James Benning from injury.

Meanwhile Middlesex will be without key batsmen Owais Shah and Eoin Morgan, who are on international duty with England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am  

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Escaped Prisoner
An inmate has escaped from Brixton Prison

Forty year old Zhi-Mun Wu fled on Friday

He managed to get away by pretending to be someone else

He was on remand suspected of producing drugs

The Met police say they’ve launched an operation to find him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

New Homes for Stanwell
The bulldozers have been out in Stanwell this week

Victory close is being demolished

It’s part of a £50m regeneration scheme being organised by Spelthorne Borough Council

The first phase involves 13 old houses being torn down to make way for 52 new properties

Over the next three years 360 new flats will replace over 160 homes in the area
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

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Paul grew up in Fetcham and now lives in Teddington with his wife, two cats and a dog. He supports Fulham and plays in a band.

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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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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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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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Originally from Scotland, Shona has lived in London since 2015 and is passionate about football.

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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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