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Saturday, 22 August 2009

Missing woman in Staines

Police are concerned for the safety of a woman who has gone missing from her home in Staines.

Forty-nine-year old Treasa Beard was last seen at around 7.15am this morning after leaving her address in Charles Road.

She suffers from dementia and has difficulty communicating.

Her family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

She’s described as of mixed race, with short black hair and is just under five foot tall.

She was wearing a long blue skirt, blue top, a black and white dotted cardigan and pink flip flops and she's also thought to have been carrying a large handbag.

Surrey Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm  

Three people charged with Ewell attack appear in court
Three people have appeared at Guilford Magistrates Court today charged with the attack on 39-year-old Filipe Nunes David.

Brett Carslake, aged 20 and two 16-year-old boys who cannot be named, who areall from Ewell, have been charged with GBH with intent.

They were remanded in custody and will next appear at Guilford Crown Court on November 6th.

Two other teenagers were also arrested but have been released on police bail.

Mr Nunes David was cycling along Cox Lane in Ewell at around 9.30pm on Tuesday night when he was attacked.

He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 pm  

Friday, 21 August 2009

It could be you . . . . if you live in Croydon.

The search is on to find the holder of a lotto ticket worth over a million pounds.

The winning ticket with the numbers 1, 5, 9, 27, 42 and 45 was bought in Croydon for the May 16th draw.

A spokesman for the National Lottery is urging everyone who bought a ticket in May to check it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Big name comes out in support of the old music industry
One of the biggest names in Pop has attacked the modern day recording process.

It’s after the closure of several London based recording studios.

Members of 80’s group Spandau Ballet say the demise of such studios because of cash flow problems are sad.

The Olympic Studios in Barnes and Eden in Chiswick are the latest to close their doors.

Advances in software are at the centre of the problems as singles can be created on computers without the need for groups to get together to produce an album.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Man found after four day hunt
Police have today located a man missing from Chertsey.

36 year old Andrew Bailey disappeared from St Peter’s hospital on Monday.

He was found this morning by Police in Farnborough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Man found guilty of spate of attacks
A man from Battersea has been found guilty of a string of terrifying attacks on women.

25 year old Temman Dias crept up on his victims once darkness fell, strangling them until they lost consciousness.

His reign of terror took place between August 2007 and October 2008.

He would steal their belongings as they lay unconscious on their doorsteps or in the street.

Another man was convicted for his part on one of the attacks. They’ll be sentenced in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Drugs swoop in Raynes Park
Police have swooped on a Raynes Park playing field.

Two men have been arrested after being found with up to 10 kilograms of pure heroin on them.

Officers with dogs searched a car belonging to the pair at the Grand Drive football ground where they made the discovery.

A kilogram of pure heroin can fetch as much as one hundred thousand pounds for the importer.

The two men have been bailed to return to a police station in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Spate of cosmetics thefts in North Surrey

Detectives from Surrey Police have released a number of CCTV images of people they would like to speak to in connection with a series of thefts from local pharmacies in Reigate and Banstead.

More than £3,700 worth of cosmetics, including Max Factor, Rimmel and L’Oreal products, have been stolen from Lloyds Pharmacy and Boots in Horley, Banstead, Redhill and Reigate.

On Tuesday, 9 June, thieves stole more than £1,100 worth of goods from Boots, Reigate, and officers believe the same people visited Boots in Banstead four days later (Saturday, 13 June) and stole £747 worth of cosmetics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Richmond's history celebrated

The borough’s centuries-old connection with Chilean hero Bernardo O’Higgins was celebrated yesterday at a ceremony in the square that bears his name.

Chilean Ambassador, Rafael Moreno, and the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Celia Hodges, led the event at O’Higgins Square near Richmond Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

Police still looking for man's killers in Wandsworth
Police are re appealing for information to a murder in Wandsworth in November.

20 year old Nathan Douglas was stabbed to death on the evening of November 3rd on Lebanon Road.

A post mortem gave the cause of death as a puncture wound to the neck. He died at the scene.

Police are hoping to trace the owner of a silver Renault Megane seen in the area at 11pm, half an hour before the attack.

An incident room has been opened in Sutton. Please call 0208 721 4155 if you have any information. Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Surrey celebrates exam success

Boys, girls and Staff at St John’s School in Leatherhead are celebrating following the publication of the School’s best ever A level examination results.

Out of a total of 109 candidates at A level, there was a 100% overall pass rate with 80% of students achieving A to B grades (up 6% from 2008). The percentage of pupils gaining A to C grades rose from 91% to 95%.

A record 29 A level candidates celebrated with at least 3 straight A grades including Sarah Peters, Boyan Baynov, Katherine English and Wang Leuk Chan, who achieved four A grades, and Emma Charles who achieved five A Grades at A Level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Croydon man named Britain's oldest McDonalds' employee
A Croydon man could be Britain’s oldest McDonalds employee – at the ripe age of 83.

Neville Green took a job at the fast-food chain after leaving his home-town to start a new life in Buckinghamshire.

He insists the work keeps his mind sharp.

His employers are now trying to get Neville’s title formally confirmed by McDonalds bosses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Bellfield to be questioned over new Milly evidence
Detectives investigating the murder of Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler are likely to interview prime suspect Levi Bellfield about new evidence.

A dossier naming the convicted killer as the man responsible for her death will be passed to prosecution solicitors within a week.

13-year old Milly vanished while walking home from school in 2002.

Bellfield is serving life in prison for attacking three women near bus stops in Hampton, Twickenham and Isleworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Five arrested over attempted murder in Ewell
Five young men have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a cyclist in Ewell.

Filipe Nunes David was attacked along Cox Lane on Tuesday night, and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Five males - aged between 16 and 20 - are being questioned at Woking and Staines police stations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Another year of record A-level success - advice from Kingston University
It's another year of record A-level success.

The pass rate has risen for the 27th year in a row.

The results out today show more than one in four exams were awarded an A grade.

The overall pass rate was 97-point-5 percent, an increase of nought-point-three percent compared to last year.

More than three-quarters of entries got at least a C grade.

For those who didn’t make the grade Professor Martin Jones from Kingston University says all is not lost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

National / International headlines at 08:30
There's evidence that threats from the Taliban have discouraged people from voting in the Afghanistan election.

Current President Hamid Karzai has already cast his ballot and is urging others to do the same.

Police in Kabul have exchanged fire with suspected suicide fighters, and rockets have been launched in Kandahar.

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It's been another record year for A-level results.

The pass rate has risen for the 27th year in a row.

More than one in four (26-point-7 percent) exam entries were awarded an A grade.

The overall pass rate was 97-point-5 percent, up nought-point-3 percent from last year.

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The only man convicted over the Lockerbie bombing will find out if he's being released from prison later.

Abdelbasset al Megrahi - who has terminal cancer - could be freed to return to Libya on compassionate grounds or given a prisoner transfer back there.

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Cricket - For the first time since 1966, England and Australia are level heading into the final Ashes Test.

It gets underway at the Oval at 11.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Update in Walton murder investigation

Detectives have obtained dramatic new evidence in a Walton murder case.

13 year old Milly Dowler went missing on her way home from school in March 2002.

We're told officers are to submit a huge dossier of evidence against prime suspect Levi Bellfield within a week.

The convicted serial killer is suspected of abducting and murdering her.

The former bouncer was jailed for life last year after being found guilty of the murders of Marsha McDonnell in Hampton and Amelie Delagrange on Twickenham Green.

He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of 18 year old student Kate Sheedy in Isleworth by hit and run.

Surrey Police’s Operation Ruby was launched after Milly went missing.

Her body was found in woodland in Yately Heath in Fleet, HAMPSHIRE, 6 months later.
Bellfield was a keen hunter there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT THE DEDICATED HOTLINE ON 0800 096 1233
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack in Ewell last night.

Just after 9pm a man was chased by four people in their late teens or early twenties as he cycled along Hogsmill Way.

They followed Felipe David onto Cox Lane where he was pulled off his bike at the junction with Pemberley Chase.

He was then attacked and beaten to the ground sustaining serious head injuries including a fractured skull.

The attackers who were all wearing dark clothing left the scene along Pemberly Chase.

Police are treating the attack as attempted murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Guildford body identified
Police have identified a young man found dead in a car park bin in Guildford yesterday.

23 year old John Hubert Evans was found inside a container at the Spectrum Leisure Centre just after 5.30am.

Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Armed robbery in Morden
There’s been an armed robbery at a tanning salon in Morden.

Police were called to Easy Tan on Abbotsbury Road just before midday.

A man burst into the shop and pointed a small pistol at the receptionist demanding she hand over a cash box.

He then ran off with it towards Lidl. He’s described as a white man in his 20’s with sunglasses and a hooded top.

The receptionist is in hospital being treated for shock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Hunt for missing Putney man
Confusion remains today in the hunt for a young father from Lisbon who was feared drowned in Putney.

25 year old Goncalo Lobo has not been seen for almost a week.

But he was apparently spotted floating in the Thames by a work colleague just after 4am on Saturday.

He had just finished his shift as a barman at the [email protected] in Putney High Street and was said to have been in a good mood.

His family are appealing for anyone who may have seen him to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Do you believe?
Newly released documents from the archives in Kew show the MoD rubbished claims of a UFO sighting in Richmond.

Residents claimed they spotted a white flying saucer above Richmond Park in the 90’s.

But authorities dismissed the claims.

A further investigation appeared to confirm the aircraft was a Virgin Airship advertising a Ford Mondeo car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Cats in the doghouse in Battersea

Staff Battersea Dog's and cat's home are desperately appealing for people to take in felines.

The home has seen a 20 pecent rise in the number of dogs finding new families, but the number of cats being rehomed has fallen.

For more information contact the home;

4 Battersea Park Road
London
SW8 4AA

Tel: 020 7622 3626
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

MP makes an unveiling in Epsom

MP for Epsom and Ewell, Chris Grayling, visited West Park on 29 July to officially reopen the Trust’s virology laboratory.

The laboratory, which forms part of the Trust’s microbiology department, is used to test for viruses such as HIV and influenza – more recently – swine ‘flu. It has been refurbished over the past 5 weeks, with the work costing £77,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Ewell family walks 12-miles for injured soldiers

A family from Ewell is urging people to back British troops, ahead of a sponsored walk later this month.

Nasir Siddiqi and sons Saarim and Areeb are setting off on a 12-mile walk to raise money for Help for Heroes.

The charity’s been struggling to cope with the growing numbers of injured soldiers returning from Afghanistan.

The walk kicks off from Epsom Downs on the 29th August.

The Siddiqis are hoping to raise £1,500 for Help for Heroes.

You can help them reach their target by visiting www.justgiving.com/nsasiddiqi1
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

National / International headlines at 08:30
The NHS has been given a dire diagnosis.

An audit says 45-thousand workers call in sick everyday - much higher than levels you'd get in the private sector.

The report says the quality of care in the NHS is being affected by staff who are obese, smoke too much and are suffering mental health problems.

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Security's been tightened in Afghanistan on the eve of the presidential election, after the Taliban warned voters they'd be targeted if they went to the polls.

Officials there admit about a third of Afghanistan is at high risk of militant attack.

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Around one in seven secondary schools didn't enter any pupils for geography or physics A-level exams in 2007.

The Conservatives says the figures are extremely worrying and warn that traditional subjects appear to be disappearing from many schools.

Teenagers in England receive their A-level results tomorrow.

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Forecasters expect temperatures to reach thirty degrees in parts of Britain today.

It could be the hottest day of the year so far - with the south east of England and East Anglia likely to be the warmest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

No more room to appeal for Hounslow detective
An Asian detective from Hounslow has lost his latest appeal against the MET Police.

Sergeant Gurpal Virdi claimed he was racially discriminated against by the force in his bid to become an inspector last year.

The 50 year old has already been awarded over 200 thousand pounds in compensation through a series of legal challenges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Compensation soars in London's maternity departments
A couple from Battersea have been awarded 50 thousand pounds after their daughter died during birth.

Ben and Katherine Harman’s baby girl was upside down in the womb when she was born.

Doctors at Chelsea and Westminster failed to spot the problem in 2006 and also used the wrong forceps to deliver her.

She died five days after birth. The hospital has since apologised.

The news comes as its revealed health trusts across the capital are paying out hundreds of thousands of pounds to families who have lost babies in the same way.

Six hundred thousand pounds also went to the husband of a woman who died while giving birth at Kingston hospital.

34 year old Jessica Palmer died less than a week after the birth in June 2004. The hospital accepted liability over her death.

Staff had failed to spot she was suffering from blood poisoning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Every little helps
The saying Every Little Helps definitely applies if you’ve been shopping at Tesco in Hounslow.

Visitors to the store’s ATM machine received an unexpected cash windfall earlier this week after it began giving out double the money requested.

Within minutes of the mistake being realised by the unsuspecting shoppers, the queue had doubled.

A witness said Tesco must have lost thousands of pounds as the problem went on for more than an hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Quins must learn
The RFU has spoken out over the European Rugby Cup’s decision to fine Twickenham based team Harlequins 260 thousand pounds.

Its over the Bloodgate Scandal which saw winger Tom Williams fake an injury during last season’s Heineken Cup quarter finals.

It says a strong message has been sent out that there is no room for this kind of behaviour in Rugby.

It says the message will be repeated if necessary.

Dean Richards, who quit as director of Rugby after the incident, was also hit with a three year ban.

ERC Chairman Rod McKenzie says he must carry the can.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Body found in recycling bank at Spectrum leisure centre car park in Surrey
A body’s been found in a recycling bank at a leisure centre car park in Surrey.

Police were called at 05:30 this morning to the Spectrum Centre in Guildford where a body was discovered inside a bin.

An investigation’s now been launched.

Police say they’re not treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Visitors recount horror after powercuts at Chessington World of Adventure

Families and thrill seekers have been recounting their horror yesterday at finding themselves trapped on rides at Chessington World of Adventures.

A power failure put the park in suspended animation and customers were left hanging in their seats.

Some were held at 40 degree angles when the rides shut down.

The Safari Skyway monorail also lost power, leaving it stranded above the lion’s den.

Chessington says no visitors were hurt.

It’s the second time in three days that the park has been hit by a power cut.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Richmond council parking targets exposed by consumer magazine

It’s been revealed parking attendants in hospital car parks across Richmond are expected to hit targets set by the council.

The findings are from the “Which?” guide’s investigation into parking charges at hospitals up and down the country.

They say the practice is against rules set out by Department for Transport.

The study reveals, through the Freedom Of Information Act, that some health trusts and hospitals make more than a million pounds a year through parking fees and fines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

National / International headlines at 08:30
Several senior US politicians have written to the Scottish Justice Secretary urging him NOT to release the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from prison.

Seven senators, including the former Presidential candidate John Kerry and veteran Democrat Edward Kennedy, are among those calling on the Libyan to serve out his full jail term.

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There's been more unrest in Afghanistan ahead of Thursday's crucial elections.

Rockets have been fired into the Presidential Palace and Police headquarters in the heart of Kabul.

Nato-led forces in Afghanistan - including British troops - have suspended military operations ahead of the poll.

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The Department of Health is expected to allow the NHS to provide an advanced form of treatment for cancers.

Proton Beam Therapy is particularly helpful in the treatment of brain cancer as it can avoid damage to vital organs.

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Students heading to university this autumn will graduate owing up to 23-and-a-half thousand pounds.

A poll of undergraduates found the average student develops 5-thousand pounds debt for each year of study.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Monday, 17 August 2009

Surbiton gets ready to party for charity

Saturday 12th September. 'Landirani Live', a festival of music and arts in Surbiton in support of the charity that looks after orphans in Malawi.

For more information log onto www.landirani.org
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

Thrill seekers experience the 'ride of their life' as Chessington closes
A power cut has forced Chessington World of Adventures to close today.

The theme park confirmed it was evacuating following the underground fault just before midday.

It’s the second power cut at the theme park in the space of three days.

On Saturday thrill seekers had to be rescued after becoming trapped on the safari skyrail for more than three hours.

They were eventually taken to safety by firemen.

EDF Energy says all power has now been restored.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Hounslow soldiers among the dead
It’s emerged four of the soldiers killed in Afghanistan over the weekend were from the Hounslow Barracks.

Three from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers died while on foot patrol yesterday.

Their comrade died on Saturday.

Despite the deaths, new figures show the number of troops wounded in action in Afghanistan has fallen overall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Cat's left out in the cold
It’s actually cats that are being kept in the doghouse.

Figures from the famous Battersea Dogs and Cats home show a 9 percent drop in felines being re-homed.

In contrast, there’s been a 20 percent increase in the amount of dogs finding families.

The centre is now reminding people to think of it when looking for a cat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

SW London's children have voices in a million


Around one hundred children from areas including Richmond and Staines have recorded tracks at Shepperton Studios -alongside Britain’s Got Talent Star Elliot Evans.

The ‘Voice in A Million’ charity project aims to get a record breaking one million voices onto one record.

More than four thousand young people will then perform at the O2 Arena and other venues nationwide in January.

It’s all being organised with the British Association of Adoption and Fostering to raise awareness of children in need of new families.

Jackie reporter Holly Jones went along to the launch on friday to meet the young stars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Transport for London backs £2-million Government-funded drug-driving campaign
A two million pound anti drug-driving campaign is being launched in England and Wales.

The TV ads warn motorists that police can spot if a driver's under the influence of drugs if they're pulled over.

Research by the Department for Transport shows one in 10 young male drivers reported being under the influence of drugs while driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Evidence heard into Surrey cathedral shooting
A coroner’s court in Woking will hear evidence into a fatal shooting by police at Guildford Cathedral later.

39-year-old manic-depressive David Sycamore was shot in the chest and arm in November last year.

Police had been called to reports of an armed man in the area.

A weapon was later recovered from the scene.

Four officers were removed from active duty whilst an independent inquiry was launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

High-tech weather station unveiled at Oval
A new high-tech weather station’s being trialled at the Oval cricket ground.

The Turf Trax system logs ground and air temperature, as well as humidity, rainfall and sun strength.

It’s hoped the system will allow groundsmen to prepare the pitch appropriately for matches, based on the weather conditions.

The system’s being used for the first time at Vauxhall, in the run up to the final Ashes Test there this Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Richmond “aviation entrepreneur” killed during aircraft testing
An “aviation entrepreneur” from Richmond has died after his prototype aircraft crashed during testing.

53-year-old Michael Dacre was hoping to pioneer the use of small jet pods to commute around Britain.

His test flight came down in Malaysia yesterday.

Dacre’s firm planned to transport travellers from Woking to Central London in 4 minutes for around £50.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Man killed in Englefield Green crash
A 27-year-old man has died after a crash in Englefield Green.

Another man travelling in the same car was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police were called to the A30 London Road just before 7’o’clock last night.

It’s thought their Vauxhall Astra rolled over after the driver lost control as they travelled from Virginia Water to Egham.

The identity of the deceased man has not yet been confirmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Sutton cancer research centre uncovers genetic link to leukaemia
A cancer research centre in Sutton has uncovered a possible genetic link to childhood leukaemia.

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research say children who inherit specific genes are nearly twice as likely to develop the disease.

But they point out that environmental factors still play a part as well.

The research has given hope to newer, more tailored treatments for sufferers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

£5-million investment for Surrey lock along River Thames
Plans to upgrade locks along the River Thames have been given the go ahead, with a cash boost of more than £5-million.

Sites set for improvements include Teddington, Molesey, Sunbury, Shepperton and Chertsey.

It’s hoped the investment by the Environment Agency will upgrade the walkways and mooring facilities at 13 locks in total.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Cricket ace spends thousands importing Surrey curry
A Test cricketer has celebrated his birthday in the Middle East, by flying out food and staff from his favourite curry house in Surrey.

Bangladesh star Habibul Bashar flew chefs from the Amish Indian in Chobham to cook for his party.

The 3,000 mile trip has cost the batsman over £4,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

National / International headlines at 08:30
After the death toll among British troops in Afghanistan passes 200 - the Defence secretary insists we will see "a degree of progress" in the next year.

Five more soldiers were killed over the weekend.

But Bob Ainsworth says we should still be in the country.

But more than half of those asked in a new poll DON'T think we should.

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A 2-point-3 million pound ad campaign's been launched to warn motorists about the risk of driving while under the influence of drugs.

Police in England and Wales say anyone convicted will face the same tough penalties as a drink driver.

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Another week of 24-hour postal strikes begins today - affecting Coventry, Leamington Spa, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and London.

The walkouts take place between now and Saturday in a dispute over jobs and pay.

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A charity wants to take ham sandwiches off the menu for children.

The World Cancer Research Fund says there's convincing evidence the processed meats, including salami and hot dogs, increase the risk of getting bowel cancer.

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Oxshott's resident tennis ace Andy Murray is now number two in the world tennis rankings.

He won the Montreal Masters last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Missing Merton man is found
A Merton man reported missing earlier today has been found safe and well.

Fifty six year old Polish native Stanislaw Pilat was found in Tooting.

He is now with his family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 pm  

Surrey pub wins award
A Surrey pub could be one of the best in the country

The Kings Arms Hotel in Hampton Court has been named as best newcomer in the South East – and has made it through to the finals of The Great British Pub Awards

The winner will be announced on September the 9th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Merton Man Missing
A man from Merton has gone missing.

Polish national Stanislaw Pilat, who lives in Upper Tooting, suffers from epilepsy and is in urgent need of medication.

The 56 year old was last seen at about 10 o’clock yesterday morning on the number 57 bus travelling from Kingston to Streatham.

Mr Pilat is five foot 7 with distinctive wavy white shoulder length hair.

He was wearing a dark navy hooded jacket, black jumper and beige trousers.

If you think you may have seen him or know where he is then contact Wimbledon police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

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