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Friday, 31 July 2009
Distraction burglary in Ewell
A Surrey woman's been robbed and had her car stolen in what's called a 'distraction burglary'
The 84 year old was at home in Ewell when a man knocked on her door at around eight o'clock yesterday morning
He said there was a problem with her car and persuaded her to hand over her car keys and bring out a jug of water
While she was gone he grabbed her purse, money, mobile phone and bus pass and then made off in her car
Police are warning residents to be vigilant and always ask strangers for ID
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm
Surrey man has no regrets over partners suicide
A man from Surrey arrested after his terminally-ill partner committed suicide in Switzerland says he has no regrets.
57 year old Alan Rees with his partner Raymond Cutkelvin to the Zurich base of euthanasia organisation Dignitas.
He says he’s pleased for Debbie Purdy, who has multiple sclerosis and has been backed by the Law Lords in her call for formal advice on legalities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
Wandsworth Council leader opposes parking charges plans
Wandsworth Council leader Edward Lister has called on the Government to abandon controversial plans to introduce car parking charges in Richmond Park.
It’s after the public overwhelmingly rejected the idea.
The results of the recent public consultation carried out by the Royal Parks Agency show 84 per cent of people are opposed to the idea of charges.
Lister is now urging Parks Minister Barbara Follett, who will make the final decision later this year to jettison the idea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
Surrey Trading Standards Officer wins accolade
A Trading Standards Officer for Surrey has won an accolade from a national trading group after seizing £100-thousand worth of fake goods.
Paul Manwaring also earned praise from Surrey County Council.
His award from the Anti-Counterfeiting Group has been described as “well deserved” and a positive reflection on his work, according to the local authority.
The ACG which counts Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Burberry as members wants to stamp out counterfeit DVDs, clothes, toys and tobacco.
They claim the industry poses a danger to consumers and is harmful the economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm
Taxes on parking announced
The UK's first tax on parking spaces has been announced by the Government.
From 2012, commuters could be charged 185 pounds a year to leave their cars at work.
The plans are being piloted by Nottingham City Council, which will use the cash to expand its tram system.
Transport minister and Tooting MP Sadiq Khan believes this will be a good deal for the city.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Woking policeman commended
A policeman in Surrey has scooped an award for breaking a gang of bag snatchers.
Alex Welford from Woking CID was commended for tracking a group of young women, suspected of stealing from the elderly.
One of the women was eventually jailed for 2-months.
Alex was commended for his intelligent policing. The force says his actions have “undoubtedly” made Woking town safer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Cancer Imaging Centre Lanuches in Sutton
A £13 million Cancer Imaging Centre launches in Sutton.
It opens on the shared site run by Institute of cancer research and the Royal Marsden Foundation.
Speakers will include IRS chief Executive Professor Peter Rigby and Darth Vader actor and cancer survivor David Prowse.
The new imaging software helps improve accuracy in analysing MRI scans and provides a better assessment of conditions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
London in need of more parkland
London needs more parkland and trees if it's to combat predicted rises in summer temperatures.
The environment advisor to the Mayor says it could be 3-point-9 degrees hotter on average in the capital by 2080.
Boris Johnson is aiming to increase tree cover by 2 million trees to offset the higher temperatures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm
Sir Bobby Robson dies
The world of football is paying tribute to Sir Bobby Robson, who's died at the age of 76.
The former England manager suffered a long battle with cancer.
His final public appearance was before a match at the weekend for his charitable foundation.
He took England to the 1990 World Cup semi-final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm
Former Chelsea striker to pay damages
Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu must pay the club around 15-million pounds in damages after having his contract terminated for drug use.
He's lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Romanian was sacked in 2004 after failing a test for cocaine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm
Kingston University to increase intake
There may be warnings about this year's university intake declining – but Kingston University is bucking the trend.
They've been allocated funding for 250 extra places.
The cash pot is specifically for science, technology and engineering courses – in a bid to boost those industries through the recession.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm
Girl raped at Walton-On-The-Hill
A manhunt is underway after a teenage girl was raped near Tadworth.
It happened between 3 and 6, yesterday morning near Howard Close and Chequers Lane in Walton-on-the-Hill.
The 16-year-old victim was walking home alone at the time of the attack.
The suspect is white, in his mid-twenties and of average build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Palace sign new striker
Striker Stern John has signed for Crystal Palace in a one-year deal.
The Trinidad and Tobago international was out of contract at Southampton but had been offered a new deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm
Richmond Park's MP welcomes roadworks news
Richmond Park has welcomed news firms that overrun on roadworks could be charged £25,000 a day.
Susan Kramer’s campaigned for tougher action to tackle the problem of companies not completing work on time without good reason.
She says it’s depressing for residents to put up with weeks of disruption only to see sites half abandoned and work overrunning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm
Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow says that Primary care trusts lack strategies to deal alcohol misuse.
He also says the government lacks leadership on the issue
Mr Bustow sits on a committee in parliament that's releasing a critical report today
It says that far too many people are drinking more than is safe
10 million people now drink too much and the impact on the NHS is clear
At the weekend nearly three quarters of hospital admissions overnight are alcohol related
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm
Police carry out test purchases in Sutton
Police have carried out ‘test purchases’ at more than a 100 premises across Sutton in a crackdown on drink and knives sales.
The 2 day operation resulted in 5 fixed penalty notices and the arrest of a sales assistant for allegedly selling a knife to an underage customer.
Alcohol was also confiscated from a number of youngsters in Cheam Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm
Funeral held of Surrey racing driver Henry Surtees
The funeral of Surrey based racing driver Henry Surtees, who was killed in a crash during a Formula Two race at Brands Hatch, is to be held later.
The driver was the son of ex-Formula One world champion John Surtees.
The 18 year old died from a head injury after a tyre from another car hit him at the Kent circuit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
Fulham without Simon Davies
Fulham are without Simon Davies when they take on Lithuanian side FK Vetra in the Europa League tonight.
The Welsh midfielder is sidelined by a stress fracture of the foot.
The game kicks off at 6.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
Kensington street plans 'dangerous'
A new scheme to alter streets in London's museum district will make the roads too dangerous for pedestrians
That's according to a group of 28 charities
They're calling for Kensington and Chelsea to reverse plans for what's called a 'shared surface street'
They say people with disabilities will find it particularly frightening
The council wants to remove the kerbs around Exhibition road to make a single level surface
The council denies the scheme will cause safety issues
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
More opposition on decision to cap police budget
The leader of Surrey County Council has become the latest high profile voice to condemn the Government's decision to cap Surrey Police's budget.
Dr Andrew Povey says the decision “failed the common sense test and lacked financial logic”.
It comes after Epsom, Surrey Heath and Woking Councils have all added their voice to protests against the cut.
The budget cut means councils must re-bill residents at a cost of £1.2 million pounds, while its also thought 50 jobs could be lost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am
A student's charged with conspiracy to rob
A student from Thornton Heath will appear in court today charged with conspiracy to rob.
18 year old Belano Hamilton and fellow student Mohamed Ali-Haji were arrested in connection with the incident outside Barclay's Bank in Sutton on Tuesday.
The hearing takes place at Croydon Magistrates Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am
Police make new appeals in Staines
Police are re-appealing for witnesses following an assault in Staines on Sunday 31st May.
A young man suffered serious injuries in the attack in the early hours under the Iron Bridge opposite the Garibaldi pub.
Police would like to hear from anyone who was in Staines High Street at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am
Richmond company moves
The organic food company owned by Prince Charles, Duchy Originals, could be merging with Waitrose as it attempts to battle the recession.
The Richmond based company is attempting to cut costs by moving its office and production over to the supermarket's base in Bracknell.
That's after it's profits fell by 70 per cent last year.
Waitrose, who already account for 40% of the company's sales, will have exclusive rights to sell Duchy's products if the deal goes through.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am
Police arrest teenager in Croydon
Police have arrested a teenager after a man was stabbed to death in Croydon on Tuesday night.
The 16 year old is the third person to be arrested in connection with the incident, with a 43 and 25 year old man currently in police custody.
Police found the victim, suffering multiple stab wounds, at an address on Windmill Road.
He died later that night at Kings College Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
McLaren expansion in Woking
Formula One team McLaren can expand its premises in Woking.
A new production centre - making high-performance cars - has been given the go ahead.
The firm says 200 new jobs will be created.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Surrey built satellites to go into orbit
A Russian rocket will place two Surrey built imaging satellites in orbit next week.
They will join four others already in the sky that together form the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.
The network gets rapid pictures of areas struck by natural calamities - such as floods, earthquakes and fire.
The imagery is used to co-ordinate relief effort on the ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm
Attack in East Molesey
Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to question in connection with a serious assault in East Molesey.
The 43 year old victim was out with friends when he tried to break up an argument outside the Cloud Nine Bar in Bridge Road earlier this month.
He was then subjected to a violent attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm
Costs for Police Informers
Police informers were paid more than 6 million pounds in the last financial year.
Scotland Yard spent the most in the country - paying out nearly 1-point-9 million last year in rewards for information about criminals.
In contrast Surrey police spent a quarter of a million over a period of 8 years.
The Association of Chief of Police Officers has defended the payments - saying the information is vital for forces to help defend and protect the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Peter Crouch almost signs for Fulham
Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has revealed how close the club came to signing Peter Crouch.
The England striker left Portsmouth earlier this week to move to Tottenham.
But Hodgson says he almost opted for Craven Cottage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Surrey County Council changes rules
Surrey County Council's is changing it's rules - to allow local businesses to get involved in council committees
Until now only local residents have been able to contribute to the work of the local groups
The Councils new leader Andrew Povey has asked for the change to take place immediately
He says it's vital to get local firms involved during the credit crunch
Businessmen in the area will get to help decide on issues like transport
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Murder Inquiry in Croydon
Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after a man was stabbed to death in a suspected drunken row in Croydon.
The victim, who was in his mid-40s, was stabbed repeatedly in an attack at a house in Windmill Road.
Two other men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Egham pensioners bravery award
A pensioner from Egham who confronted intruders has been honoured for his bravery
71 year old Roy Bareham saw two men going into his neighbours home in the middle of the night and decided to take action
Roy picked up the award for courage this morning at Egham police station
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm
London Underground tender
London Underground has issued an invitation to tender for the re-signalling programme for the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines.
This is part of London Underground's largest investment programme since World War Two and the contract is for the single biggest piece of work on the Tube.
Richard Perry, Managing Director of London Underground says this will 'transform the tube' and 'deliver huge increases in capacity and reliability'.
The invitation for tender went out on Thursday 16th July and responses are due back in by Friday 18th December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm
Police helicopter moved due to vandalism
Surrey police’s helicopter which was put out of action twice by vandals has been moved.
The chopper’s gone from a civilian airport to an RAF base where it can be guarded around the clock.
The Surrey Police helicopter was vandalised at Fairoaks Airport near Chobham last October and again this spring.
Following a security review it’s been moved to RAF Odiham in Hampshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
Mclaren to make decision on expansion
A decision will be made tonight on whether Formula one team Mclaren can expand its premises in Woking.
A new production centre - making high-performance cars – could be built.
The firm says 200 new jobs will be created - and 300 more will be secured if it's given the go-ahead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
Robbery in Ewell
Police are hunting armed robbers who struck at a post office in Ewell this morning.
Just after 9 two men entered the premises in Chessington Road and demanded money.
Both men were wearing hooded tops and one was carrying a small black handgun.
The two suspects were chased off by a passer by and left empty handed and fled into Fulton Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
Police have named a man killed in a road accident in Hounslow.
23 year old Daniel Curd was in collision with a car in George Street on Saturday afternoon.
He suffered a head injury and died in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm
Security guards robbed at gunpoint
Police are investigating after two security guards were robbed at gunpoint on Wallington High Street last night.
They were delivering money to the Nationwide Bank when two men demanded they hand it over.
The thieves made off with an unconfirmed amount of cash, while no-one is thought to have been injured.
Officers from Sutton, who're seeking assistance from the Flying Squad, are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Monday, 27 July 2009
Kingston PC receives thousands in compensation
A Kingston police woman is to receive thousands of pounds in compensation after suffering from religious and racial discrimination
PC Amandeep Kaur Grewal told Reading employment tribunal that she was discriminated against on 17 occasions
Two of the claims were upheld - which were against Grewal's trainer PC Lucinda Rigby
The tribunal heard that the incidents happened while she was being trained in Sunbury
The other 15 claims were dismissed
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Broadmoor patient treated in Surrey following suicide bid
A psychopathic killer was rushed to hospital in Surrey at the weekend after he tried to hang himself in his room at Broadmoor.
It comes just days after the psychiatric hospital was branded "unfit for purpose" by a health watchdog, for its unusually levels of suicide.
The Sun reports John Bennet was found by staff on the ward, which he shares with the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe.
He's now under observation at the Frimley Park Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
Woking driver enjoys first victory of F1 season
Felipe Massa is expected to be woken from sedation today after his smash at the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.
He had surgery on multiple skull fractures, after being hit by a part from another car during qualifying.
Woking driver and World champion Lewis Hamilton won the race - picking up his first victory of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am
Croydon MP opposes "right to die" law change
A Croydon MP has hit back at campaigners who are calling for a change in the law over assisted suicide.
Andrew Pelling - MP for Croydon Central has voiced concern that the ill and elderly will feel pressured to make such a dramatic decision.
He said many people fear being a burden to their families - and this could cloud their judgement.
The House of Lords rejected proposals last month, that would've allowed relatives to help terminally ill people travel abroad to die.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
National / International headlines at 0800
A squad of our Olympic hopefuls have boarded a new high speed train to take them to see the venue for the London 2012 Games.
The javelin train took just 7 minutes to travel from central London to the park in the east of the capital.
It's part of celebrations to mark exactly three years to the day before the opening ceremony in London.
We're told the project is on target and on budget.
Our major banks say support for small businesses IS improving - as bosses meet the Chancellor in Downing Street for a ticking off.
Figures show lending rose by 391 million pounds last month.
A record number of boys are calling the children's counselling service ChildLine.
More than 58 thousand boys phoned the charity last year - with most concerned about bullying.
The British Chambers of Commerce meets later to work out how businesses can survive the swine flu pandemic.
The group says firms should think about allowing their staff to work from home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Assault in Sunbury
Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Sunbury.
A 50 year old woman was attacked in an alleyway near Cadbury Road between 8.30pm on Friday night and 2.30am on Saturday morning.
The victim was found by members of the public in Staines Road West.
It's believed it may have been an attempted robbery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 am