Man guilty of murder in Woking
A martial arts expert from Woking has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend after learning she was having an affair.
The Old Bailey heard 41 year old Alan Jermey throttled Kirsty Wilson who was the mother of their two children last August.
He then tried to set the 34 year old’s body alight to try to make it look as though she'd died in a fire.
The couple had two children together, they are currently staying with relatives. A burnt out petrol can was found in the downstairs cloakroom and a post mortem revealed Kirsty was already dead when the fire was started.
He was captured on CCTV buying petrol at Sainsbury's in Burpham before the murder. It's not known if it was the petrol used to kill Kirsty.
Kirsty had been having an affair with a man she met at work as a car dealership marketing manager.
Jermey will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm
Apology from Brentford MP duo
Brentford’s MP’s have issued an apology over their expenses claims.
Alan and Ann Keen have written to neighbours saying they feel violated after squatters took over their constituency home.
Last week it emerged the house which they were claiming for had been empty for up to a year.
It also emerged they were claiming for their flat nine miles away from Westminster.
I am sure that you are aware that our home has been taken over by squatters. The law to deal with squatters is complicated but we are taking legal action to regain possession as quickly as possible.
“After major difficulties with the architect/builder we commissioned to carry out refurbishing work and a loft conversion, we were very badly let down and the company recently went into liquidation.
“We are now in a position to bring in a new firm and work is scheduled to start within two weeks. We look forward to moving back in during the summer.”posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm
Last ever walk for Breast cancer team
Sunday sees the last ever Bosum Buddies Walk in Richmond Park.
The sponsored event, into its 5th year, is raising money for Breakthrough Breastcancer.
It’s the brainchild of Raynes Park Resident Caroline Campbell who came up with the idea after contracting the disease.
Last year’s walk raised over two thousand pounds. Jackie’s Lucy Mayer will be taking part. She says;
It is sad that it’s the last walk but there will be something different next year, maybe even something for the men perhaps a walk to raise awareness of testicular cancer.
There’s only one stipulation of Sunday's walk and that’s that we all wear something pink.We’ll be hard to miss as there will be about 150 pink ladies roaming the length and breadth of the park.
Please look out for us and toot your horn as you drive past as we need all the support we can get.
Pictured are some of the ladies from last year's walk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm
New Malden festival turns 25
The Malden Fortnight is celebrating its 25th year. The annual event kicks off tonight with The Big Quiz.
Wine tasting, bake sales, dog shows and a charity golf day will all follow over the next 13 days.
The festival celebrates everything the town has to offer with money being ploughed back into it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm
Fans brave rain overnight at Wimbledon campsite
Bleary-eyed fans are up and about at the Wimbledon campsite, ahead of Andy Murray's semi-final with Andy Roddick.
They've had a night of thunderstorms, and there is more rain forecast - which could mean the Centre Court roof is closed.
Andy Murray's aiming to be the first British man to reach the final since Bunny Austin in 1938.
These people are backing the the Scot, who's beaten Roddick six times in their previous eight contests:
Before Murray's match Roger Federer continues his march towards the final against 24th seed Tommy Haas.
Meanwhile, a day before they face each other in the women's singles final, the Williams sisters have a doubles semi-final today.
Venus and Serena - who are the defending champions - take on top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am
Footage of Michael Jackson's last rehearsal for London shows
Video footage of Michael Jackson's final rehearsal has been released.
It shows the superstar practicing at LA's Staples Center, just two days before his death.
He sings and dances very well, and organisers of his London residency say they wanted to prove he was in good shape.
While much of England will be basking in more hot weather today - there's also a warning of flash flooding.
New rules are planned to prevent companies from encouraging people to take on more debt than they can handle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Reduced frequency on BA routes
British Airways is to reduce flight frequency on a number of services next winter.
The changes will affect routes to some major European cities, like Paris and Berlin.
But the struggling Heathrow-based airline will increase daily services to Warsaw and Istanbul when the timetable takes effect in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
SPORT: Middlesex batsman Owais Shah on fine form in County Championship match against Surrey
As England begin their preparations for the Ashes this morning, Middlesex batsman Owais Shah's shown the selectors what they might be missing.
Shah, who was overlooked for the full England and Lions side, cracked 159 on the opening day of the Panthers County Championship match with Surrey.
Surrey will be looking for early wickets this morning after Shah helped Middlesex to close on 269 for 5 overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am
Twickenham residents block new riverside development
Twickenham residents have given a resounding 'no' to plans to sell public land on the riverside to a property development company.
In an independent referendum 93.5% of those polled voted against a proposal to build houses and flats on the conservation area between Wharf Lane and Water Lane.
Opposition groups say the land should be redeveloped – but as a public space - including a children's playground, café and gardens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am
British Airways plans 5,000 redundancies
BA is planning to make up to 5-thousand people redundant to cut costs.
The airline lost 400 million pounds last year and recently asked staff to work this month for free.
Reporter Joel Hills is at Heathrow - where British Airways bosses are meeting with unions.
He says industrial action could be a possibility. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
SPORT: Fans queue overnight to see Murray in Wimbledon quarter-final
Fans have been camping out overnight in the hopes of getting to see Andy Murray's Wimbledon quarter-final later.
He takes on former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero.
These people say the long queues have been worth it.
Murray is second on Centre Court, where the first match starts at 1300.
The British number one remains convinced he can go all the way. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am
SPORT: New Chelsea boss officially takes charge
Carlo Ancelotti officially begins his role as Chelsea boss today.
The former AC Milan chief is the permanent successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari, and comes in following Guus Hiddink's temporary spell in charge.
Former Stamford Bridge star Tony Cascarino says the Italian has a busy few weeks ahead. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am
Esher TV-star goes back to this roots
Chris Tarrant is making a return to children's TV.
The Esher resident says his new show will feature less gunk than Tiswas did 30 years ago.
The 8-part series called Tarrant Lets The Kids Loose will give 3 to 6-year-olds a go at fulfilling their ambitions in the adult world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am
Wandsworth Council clamps down on cramps accommodation
Wandsworth Council has shown it's keen to look after the welfare of people living in rented flats after coming down hard on a landlord.
The authority has demanded that a two-storey building in Sutherland Grove, which was rented out as individual flats, be returned to a single family home.
It's after the council deemed the conversion in breach of planning regulations and resulted in tenants living in cramped conditions.
The building's been deemed too small for the 19 people that were living there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am
14-year-old held over fatal Tooting fire
A 14 year old boy is still in police custody this morning after being arrested in connection with a fatal house fire in Tooting.
He was originally arrested on Monday after the blaze on Lessingham Avenue left a family in hospital and their 15 year old daughter dead.
Her two older brothers and sister are still in hospital in a critical condition.
A fifteen year old, also arrested on Monday, and a 17 year old boy, arrested yesterday, have been released on bail.
Police are still appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am
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Michael Jackson's family have met police to talk about funeral arrangements - and it looks like the service could be this weekend.
There are claims a 30-vehicle convoy will accompany his body from Los Angeles to Neverland on Friday.
An EU ban on shops selling wonky fruit and vegetables has been scrapped.
It means things like curvy cucumbers and weirdly-shaped watermelons can return to our supermarket shelves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Children and staff from the nurseries at St Helier and Sutton hospitals were left jumping for joy this week, as they were awarded £36,500 from Sutton Borough Council.
The funding, which came from the Early Years Foundation Scheme, will be used to revamp the outside play areas at both nurseries and to purchase state-of-the-art IT equipment and teaching materials. Items on the shopping list include a sandpit and musical instruments.
The Woodlands Nursery at St Helier Hospital, which is solely for the children of hospital staff, was awarded £23,000 in total, while The Willows Nursery at Sutton, which is open to the public too, was given £13,500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
Surbiton pub traps the regulars for charity
In just four days time a giant version of the classic board game Mouse Trap will be erected at The Lamb pub in Surbiton.
It is part of the Homage de Fromage Cheese Club that meets at the pub on the Brighton Road on the last Monday of the month.
It's being done to raise money for the Shooting Star Children's Hospice in Hampton.
Landlord Adam Lewis has held this mad dream since he was nine.
“Playing the game as a child I was fascinated by the construction and the fact that it only seemed to work once in every eight goes. I used to imagine I was one of the mice. Now, thanks to the help of some incredible people, I have the chance to realize my dream of a giant Mouse Trap,” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm
Teenagers are rearrested over fatal Tooting house fire. Third man is also questioned...
Police investigating a suspected arson attack in Tooting, which killed a teenage girl, have made a fresh arrest.
A 17-year-old man has been detained. Officers also rearrested a 15-year-old and 14-year-old who were bailed last week.
Police say petrol was poured through the letterbox of the house in Lessingham Avenue, before it was set alight ten days ago.
15 year old Maleha Masud died from her injuries. Her three siblings remain in hospital.
Furthers tests are now being carried out on the girl's body to confirm the cause of death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am
Surrey tycoon is threatened with jail in divorce battle
A property tycoon from Surrey is facing a prison sentence over the disappearance of his fortune, soon after his wife filed for divorce.
Scot Young who lived with Egham with estranged wife Michelle, was thought to be worth nearly half-a-billion pounds in 2006.
But he told divorce lawyers he'd racked up huge levels of debt and was bankrupt.
A High Court judge has given the 47-year-old an ultimatum - surrender his accounts to the court in full by September or face a time behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am
British Airways workers reluctant to work for nothing
Unions which represent British Airways cabin crew are expected to reject the airline's call for employees to work for free.
Earlier this month the Heathrow-based airline asked its staff to forgo their salary for a month in the long term interests of the company.
Senior managers have already agreed to work without pay but most other workers are believed to be unhappy about it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am
Surrey hostage was shot dead in Iraq
It's reported the British hostages killed in Iraq - Jason Swindlehurst and Surrey man Jason Creswell, were both shot dead.
Their bodies were flown home last week.
The men were among a group of five Britons kidnapped in Baghdad a month ago.
The other three captives remain missing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am
Andy Murray makes history at Wimbledon
Andy Murray made history in reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last night.
He didn't complete his win until nearly twenty-to-eleven - the latest ever finish to a match at the tournament.
Lee Stott reports. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am
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A will by Michael Jackson apparently divides his estate between his mother, three children and at least one charity.
But there are reports in the US the King of Pop did NOT leave anything to his father.
Meanwhile his mother's secured temporary custody over his three children - something which lawyers believe will be contested by Michael's former wife Debbie Rowe.
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