Missing Man New Malden
Police are appealing for help after a Lithuanian man who doesn’t speak English went missing in New Malden yesterday.
Sixty-eight year old Gonas Grigaliunas who is suffering from dermentia was last seen at his house in Grafton Road at midday.
He’s five feet nine inches tall, of slim build with short grey hair.
He was wearing a black jumper with blue jeans.
Kingston Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 am
Friday, 5 June 2009
Footballer admits manslaughter
A man who punched and killed an amateur footballer during a post-match fight has admitted manslaughter.
Darren Forwood who's 21 and from West Drayton will be sentenced next month.
There was a brawl after the final whistle of a Sunday league game in Middlesex last year - and 43-year-old Stephen Ritchie died.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Police look into helicopter/robbery link
Police are looking into the possibility two cases of vandalism which put the Surrey Police helicopter out of action could be linked to robberies.
The chopper based at Fairoaks Airport was damaged in October and more recently at the end of April.
Jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of pounds was stolen in raids at jewellers in Chobham and Cranleigh.
Detectives are now investigating possible links between the damage and the raids.
In both cases the police helicopter was so badly damaged it was unable to assist at the scene of the robberies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
Woman from Worcester Park guilty of benefit fraud
A woman from Worcester Park has been convicted of benefit fraud.
43 year old Carol Knight falsely claimed more than 23 thousand pounds in income support, housing and council tax benefit.
She was sentenced to six months in prison suspended for 2 year plus a supervision order.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm
Epsom Derby traffic warning - tune into Jackie for regular updates
We’re being warned about increased levels of traffic around Epsom this weekend because of the Derby.
Drivers could see delays at junction 9 of the M25 at Leatherhead as that’s the main route into the town.
Signs are already in place to remind drivers of possible delays.
We’ll keep you fully updates with travel reports throughout the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
Update on Fulham shooting
A post mortem will be carried out this afternoon on the body of a man shot in Fulham.
Armed officers were called to Fulham Court, just off Fulham Road last night.
A 28-year-old man was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds - he died at the scene.
Police have yet to make any arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm
Two injured in South Croydon bus crash
Two people have been injured after a double-decker bus lost its roof when it hit a railway bridge in South Croydon.
Most of the top deck of the 412 bus was taken off in the crash at the junction of Sussex Road and Selsdon Road just after 10 this morning.
A woman suffered head injuries and a man was also injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm
Meredith Kercher's parents arrive at court
Meredith Kercher's parents have arrived at court in Italy to give evidence against the couple accused of killing her.
The exchange student, from Coulsdon was found dead in her bedroom in Perugia in November 2007.
Amanda Knox and Raffaelle Sollecito deny murder.
The Kerchers will describe the last phone conversations they had with their daughter before her death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
Fatal shooting in Fulham
A murder investigation's been launched in Fulham.
Armed officers were called to reports of gunshots at Fulham Court, just off Fulham Road at 7'o'clock yesterday evening.
A 28-year-old man was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.
Police have yet to make any arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Roads deaths in Wandsworth increase
The number of people killed on roads in Wandsworth has trebled in one-year.
That's according to the latest figures on road-related injuries and deaths.
Whilst Wandsworth saw its road deaths rise three-fold, the number of collisions resulting in serious injury dropped by a third.
The figures are from Transport for London, as part of its ongoing Think! road safety campaign.
There were mixed results in Kingston. Road deaths shrank by two-thirds, but serious injury was up by 43%. Overall, the number of casualties from road traffic collisions in the borough was up by nearly a quarter.
Hounslow saw no change in the total number of casualties, while Merton & Sutton reported small reductions of around 4% to their total tallies.
Transport for London says although it's encouraging that road safety's improved in some areas – their message remains clear - one death on London's roads is one too many.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm
Blaze tackled in Tooting
Fire crews were called to a blaze at a house in Tooting in the early hours.
Part of the ground floor was damaged by fire and there was smoke throughout the building on Lessingham Avenue.
Three people were rescued - the cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm
Caravans stolen in Laleham
Two caravans have been stolen in Laleham.
They were both taken from the same site in Laleham Park.
Witnesses have reported seeing a white van with a blue roof towing a 25 foot long hobby camper away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
London tops for foreign investment
London remains Europe's number one destination for foreign investment.
Despite the recession, accountants Ernst and Young found the City attracted 262 foreign investment projects last year.
It makes it the top city in Europe for the 11th year running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
Balham man jailed for sex attacks
A children's football coach who stalked and attacked women in south west London over 23 years has been jailed for life.
44-year old Kirk Reid from Balham’s been told he'll serve a minimum of seven and a half years.
He preyed on at least 27 women on the streets of Balham, Clapham and Tooting.
A jury at Kingston Crown Court convicted him of the attacks, including two rapes, in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm
Fire at nursery in Cheam
Fire crews have been called to a children's nursery in Cheam – where a blaze took hold earlier this morning.
Firefighters are at the Leapfrog Nursery on Malden Road – it's thought the fire has now been brought under control.
The cause of the blaze is not yet clear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
4 thousand sign Surrey police petition
A petition on Surrey police's website to reverse the cap on their budget for this year has received more than four thousand signatures in a week.
The government's decision to limit the budget's forcing the Chief Constable to cut 35 police officer and 15 staff posts.
Campaigners are angry that it will cost almost as much to send out new council tax bills as will be saved by the budget cut.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
Fulham defender probably will stay
Defender Brede Hangeland says there’s "nothing to suggest" he won’t be a Fulham player next season.
The Norwegian international has been offered a new contract at Craven Cottage but has yet to sign.
He’s also been linked with a move to Arsenal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm
Jailed for attack in Worcester Park
A man’s been jailed for 30 months for attacking a couple in Worcester Park.
23 year old William Lindsay shouted abuse and threw punches at the pair outside a kebab shop in Central Road.
As he ran off he dropped his bag containing cash and driving licence.
Later he returned asking for it back and used CS spray on a group of people to retrieve it.
Police later found the canister in undergrowth nearby.
On sentencing Lindsay from Portsmouth – the judge desribed the incident as a very alarming sequence of events.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
Worcester Park man jailed for drug offences
A man from Worcester Park’s been jailed for drug offences.
33 year old Hanh Tran pleaded guilty to producing class B drugs.
Officers found 140 cannabis plants growing in bedrooms at a property in Hazelmere Gardens.
He will be deported after serving his sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
QPR name new manager
Jim Magilton is the new manager of QPR.
The former Ipswich boss has signed a two-year deal with the Championship club.
He's the permanent successor to Paulo Sousa, who left Loftus Road in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
London's Mayor takes a whirlwind tour of Surbiton
Boris Johnson was in Surbiton this morning, as part of his tour of the Capital. He visited Wimbledon this afternoon meeting residents and taking a look around.
Jackie's Lucy Mayer met him off the train at Surbiton, to tackle him on the subject of tube strikes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm
Kaka wants to stay at AC Milan
Reported Chelsea target Kaka says he wants to stay at AC Milan.
This morning's Independent says informal talks have taken place with the Brazilian, and the Blues are ready to pay up to 70-million pounds.
But he says he doesn't want to leave the Italian side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
Barwick joins Hampton and Richmond
Former Football Association chief executive Brian Barwick has joined Hampton & Richmond as a director.
He’s says he hopes for a long association with the Blue Square South side.
Barwick stepped down as FA chief executive last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
Surrey's Adams wants side to be more ruthless
Surrey’s cricket Manager Chris Adams has called for his side to be more ruthless when the Twenty20 Cup returns later this month.
It’s after the Brown Caps’ loss to the Hampshire Hawks at the week-end.
Adams admitted the side were “poor” with the ball but says they once again put in an accomplished performance in the field.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
Mothers prepare to welcome their water babies in Carshalton
Midwives at St Helier Hospital unveil the latest gadget in the newly refurbished maternity centre.
The first of three birthing pools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm
Five British trained runners in Epsom Derby
There will be a maximum of just five British trained runners in Saturday's Derby at Epsom.
A total of 13 horses have been left in the race at yesterday's forfeit stage, six of them trained by Irish Champion Aidan O'Brien.
Fame and Glory and the 2,000 Guineas winner Sea the Stars head the ante post market.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am
Police name victim in Little Bookham crash
Police have named a woman killed in a road accident in Little Bookham.
81 year old Marion Cartwright died after a collision on Hawkwood Rise last Sunday.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Big cycling event tonight in Woking
Cyclists will be taking over Woking as it hosts one of Surrey’s biggest sporting events of the year.
Thousands of spectators are expected to watch the one-day Tour Series event.
Woking is one of 10 towns chosen to stage the event.
Five-man teams will complete 30 laps of the one mile circuit starting at 7pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am
Strike on Tube seems likely
The chances of next week's 48-hour strike on London Underground being called off appear slim.
A fierce row's broken out over management pay.
The RMT union has called its Tube members out from next Tuesday evening in a dispute over jobs, pay and working conditions.
The union's now accusing Transport for London of "rank hypocrisy" for paying more than 100 managers over 100-thousand pounds a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am
Pianos at London landmarks
Dozens of pianos are being put in London landmarks this month to encourage us to get musical.
Mayor Boris Johnson came up with the idea to put 31 pianos in busy hotspots such as Carnaby Street and the Natural History Museum to encourage a good old singsong.
All the instruments will have an appropriate ornamentation - for example pound signs for the one outside the Bank of England
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am
Firefighters battle Wandsworth blaze
Firefighters are battling a fire on Kirtling Street in Wandsworth this morning.
Part of the mezzanine floor and roof of a single storey building are on fire.
The cause of the blaze is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Police hunting for a Surrey businessman make an arrest
Police hunting for a missing Surrey businessman have confirmed they’ve arrested a 39-year-old man in Macclesfield.
The arrested man was found in woodland where it’s suspected he was living rough.
Ian Griffin’s been missing since his partner, Kinga Legg, was found dead in a Paris hotel room last Tuesday.
Ms Legg also had a business in Oxshott, where she lived with Mr Griffin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 am
Monday, 1 June 2009
Ancelotti: "I can't wait to get started at Chelsea"
Carlo Ancelotti's been named as the new Chelsea manager.
The Italian's signed a three year deal at Stamford Bridge.
He moves to west London with a big reputation - he's already won the Champions League twice as a coach.
The 49 year old's already given his first interview in English - just a day after leaving AC Milan.
He's told Chelsea TV he can't wait to get started: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am
Carlo Ancellotti - A brief history...
Carlo Ancelotti's the new Chelsea manager.
The Italian's signed a three year deal at Stamford Bridge - officially taking charge on July the first.
Here's a timeline of his career so far...
1959: Born in Reggiolo, Italy on June 10.
1976: Begins professional playing career with Parma.
1979: Joins Roma.
1980: Wins Coppa Italia with the Giallorossi, who go on to win the trophy again in 1981, 1984 and 1986.
1983: Part of the Roma side that wins the Serie A title.
1984: Does not feature as Roma lose to Liverpool on penalties in the European Cup final on their home ground.
1987: Joins AC Milan.
1988: Milan win the domestic title in Ancelotti's first season at San Siro.
1989: Part of the Milan side which wins the European Cup, beating Steaua Bucharest 4-0 in the final.
1990: Milan retain European title with a 1-0 win over Benfica. Ancelotti is part of the Italy squad for the 1990 World Cup on home soil, where they lose in the semi-finals to Argentina.
1992: The Rossoneri win the Italian league title. Ancelotti retires from playing.
1995-96: Takes up his first coaching post with Serie B side Reggiana. Leads the side to promotion to the top flight, before leaving to join Parma.
1996-97: Leads Parma to second place in Serie A.
1998: Appointed manager of Juventus.
2001: After a fifth-place finish in his first season at the Stadio delle Alpi, steers Juve to consecutive second-place finishes in 1999-2000 and 2000-01.
2001: November - Appointed manager of AC Milan, succeeding Fatih Terim who was sacked after five months at the helm.
2003: Manages Milan to Champions League glory as they beat Juventus on penalties in the final at Old Trafford.
2004: Leads Milan to Serie A title.
2005: Suffers major disappointment as Milan let a 3-0 lead slip to be pegged back to 3-3 by Liverpool in the Champions League final in Istanbul. The Reds win on penalties.
2006-07: Milan begin the season docked eight points for their part in the 'calciopoli' match-fixing scandal.
2007: Gains his revenge on Rafael Benitez as Milan beat Liverpool 2-1 in the Champions League final in Athens.
2008: Pressure mounts on Ancelotti as Milan bow out of the Champions League in the last 16 to Arsenal and fail to finish in the top four of Serie A to miss out on Champions League qualification for the 2008-09 season.
2008: May - Milan rebuff a reported approach from Chelsea to talk to Ancelotti about succeeding Avram Grant.
2009: May 31 - After overseeing a 2-0 Serie A win over Fiorentina which guaranteed Milan's place in the Champions League group stages, Ancelotti confirms his contract with the club has been mutually terminated. He denies, however, that he has agreed a deal with Chelsea.
June 1 - Confirmed as new Chelsea manager on a three-year contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am
Ancelotti confirmed as new Chelsea manager
Carlo Ancelotti's been confirmed as Chelsea's new manager.
He's signed a three year deal at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian left AC Milan yesterday after 8 years in charge.
He officially starts in west London on July the 1st.
Radio Jackie's Rod Bradbury has more: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Twickenham MP Vince Cable calls for Darling to be sacked
The Chancellor has denied any wrongdoing over his expenses claims.
Alistair Darling's accused by the Daily Telegraph of claiming for two properties at the same time.
He has, however, said he'll pay back some of the service charges he claimed for on his London flat.
Twickenham MP and Lib Dem Treasury spokesman Vince Cable defended his own claims - and said the he wouldn't be surprised if Mr Darling was pushed aside. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
Wanted businessman spotted in Shepperton
A manhunt's continuing for a Twickenham businessman who's not been seen since his girlfriend was found dead at a top Paris hotel.
Surrey business-owner Kinga Legg was found beaten to death last Tuesday.
Since then, Ian Griffin's Porsche was discovered at an address in Warrington in Cheshire.
He's also known to have visited Shepperton Marina near the couple's mansion in Oxshott.
Ben Clarke, who works at the marina spoke to reporters after the sighting.
Ancelotti to hold official talks with Chelsea
Carlo Ancelotti's expected to hold official talks with Chelsea over the vacant manager's job.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich is keen on the Italian - who's now a free agent.
Ancelotti's twice guided AC Milan to Champions League glory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
Sunday, 31 May 2009
Meet police in Cobham, Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon
Residents of Cobham, Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon are being invited to attend their next neighbourhood panel meetings.
Locals are given the opportunity to meet their Police Community Support Officers, Neighbourhood Specialist Officers and vote on issues requiring police attention in their community.
The first of these meeting is in Stoke D'Abernon on June 16th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm
Missing teenager from Croydon
Police are appealing for help in tracing a teenager who has gone missing from Croydon.
15 year-old Zakaria Satiri was last seen Wednesday evening at his home in Coombe Road.
He is described as an Arabic male, 5ft 5inches tall, slim build with short black hair and scarring to his left arm.
He wore white and turquoise trainers, blue jeans, grey belt, a black and red top, blue jacket and cream round-neck Nike top. He also took a pair of blue pyjama bottoms with him.
Officers are concerned for his safety as he has recently had an operation and speaks little or no English.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm
Four stars for New Malden cafe
A café in New Malden has achieved a 4-star rating in food hygiene.
Just twelve months ago the business on Malden Way, run by Mr & Mrs Vance, received 'zero' out of five in the national 'Scores on the Doors' scheme.
The Head of Environmental Health in Kingston, Ted Forsyth, has praised the 'A3 Café' for a swift turnaround and warns premises not meeting the minimum standard to expect 'firm enforcement action' in future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm
Epsom and St Helier get safety qualifications
Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are now safer places to be after staff gained a national qualification last week.
The 25 employees, who range from midwives to IT staff, have just passed the level 3 NVQ in Operational Safety and Health.
They proved they could reduce risks posed to the health of staff and patients, and promote the benefits of a safe culture in the workplace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm
Air ambulance to Isleworth crash
A cyclist’s been injured in Isleworth.
The 19-year-old man came off his bike on Woodlands Road at Riverside Wharf.
The incident happened just before eleven o’clock this morning.
The London air ambulance has been called to the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
Missing Surrey businessman - new details
New details are emerging about the Surrey businessman suspected of murdering his millionairess fiancée.
Ian Griffin shared a house in Oxshott with the Polish tycoon Kinga Legg.
Ms Legg’s body was found at the Hotel Bristol in the Paris on Tuesday.
The Observer says that Mr Griffin returned to Britain within hours of the alleged attack.
He may have been trying to escape on a speedboat that he had recently asked to be modified so it could go to sea.
The paper reveales that Griffin arrived at a five-star marina on the Thames in Surrey last Wednesday afternoon and told staff he was planning to "go away".
Last night police found his Porsche in Cheshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am
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