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Saturday, 5 September 2009
Power Cut warning from Spelthorne's MP
A Surrey MP is claiming that we’re facing power cuts in the next few years.
The Member for Spelthorne says we’ll have to prepare for blackouts at peak times by 2017.
David Wilshire uncovered the power shortfall in the small print of the government’s ‘low carbon transition’ plan.
The documents show that at the moment there is enough electricity to meet all our demands but that in less than 10 years there’ll be a shortfall of 3,000 megawatt hours a year – rising to 7,000 by 2025.
That’s equal to over half a million people going without power for a whole day.
The Conservative MP says the government has got to make this problem a top priority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
Friday, 4 September 2009
Armed robbers strike in Kingston
There’s been an armed robbery at a jewellers in Kingston.
The smash and grab happened this morning at Earnest Jones in Clarence Street.
It’s believed the robbers used hammers to smash the windows and made off with watches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am
Tooting worshippers 'living in fear'
Worshippers at a mosque in Tooting say they’re living in fear after a gang attack left a pensioner fighting for his life.
67 year old Ikram Ul-Haq was attacked from behind as he stood outside the Idara-e-Jaaferiya mosque with his 5-year-old granddaughter.
Two other men were also injured after a gang of 20 hooded teenagers ambushed them on Church Lane after a prayer session.
The attackers were described as black male youths, though they were accompanied by a number of girls and white boys.
Anyone with any information on Monday’s attack should contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
Teenager sentenced over Shakilus honey trap murder
A teenage girl who lured 16 year old Shakilus Townsend to his death will be sentenced today.
Samantha Joseph led Shakilus into a cul de sac in Thornton Heath, where he was beaten with baseball bats and stabbed six times.
He later bled to death, in July last year.
Andre Johnson-Haynes, from Croydon, Tyrell Ellis and Don-Carlos Ellis, from Thornton Heath, Michael Akinfenwa and Andre Thompson will also be sentenced today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am
Sutton is rocking.
The borough’s three day music festival kicks off today.
Pubs, clubs and squares along the high street are to host acts from rock to pop and jazz.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am
Chelsea plan transfer ban appeal
Chelsea are preparing the strongest possible defence as they appeal their transfer ban.
As things stand, they won't be able to sign anyone until 2011.
FIFA has imposed the penalty after saying the Blues encouraged reserve team player Gael Kakuta to break his contract with Lyon in 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Epsom's children hospital celebrates
A summer fete organised to celebrate the 100th birthday of Queen Mary's Hospital for Children took place recently and has been deemed a great success.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 pm
Wandsworth Police stage manhunt
Police are hunting a violent robber after five people were attacked within hours of each other.
Detectives believe at least two of the robberies around Wandsworth were carried out by the same man.
The victims - four women and a man - all needed hospital treatment. Some were beaten around the head and knocked unconscious.
One of the women, a 47 year old professional, was attacked from behind as she walked home along Amner Road last friday at about 8.25pm.
The attacker's over 6 feet tall, black, with an athletic build.
Anyone with information should call Wandsworth Police on 0208 247 8874
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm
Surprise for Thames Water contractors in Kingston
Contractors carrying out emergency repairs to a leak in Kingston have unearthed another one.
Part of Wood Street in the town centre was shut off yesterday so Thames Water could repair a burst main.
Today they discovered an additional leak on a four inch main.
Delays are expected throughout the day and night with work due to finish in a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Explosion rocks St Helier Hospital
A fire fighter has been treated for minor injuries after a gas cylinder exploded inside an ambulance parked at St Helier hospital.
Eyewitnesses say the force of the explosion blew the roof off the vehicle outside the pathology unit earlier.
The hospital was evacuated but the London Fire Brigade says the blaze is now out.
A hospital worker who asked not to be named said there was thick black smoke everywhere, at one point it looked like two ambulances were on fire.
Residents in nearby houses also reported hearing a loud bang.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake was on his way to see the carnage for himself at 5pm.
He told us the surrounding area was completely cordoned off. Traffic was stopped from going anywhere near the scene for some hours causing long delays in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm
Epsom Mental Health Awareness Week
The second Epsom Mental Health Week, will reach out to everyone in the town to break down stigma about mental illness; help us all to feel better about ourselves and show how to make best use of the community services.
Events will be taking place at these addresses between October 4th and 10th.
Acer HouseAcer House, East Street, Epsom, KT17 1EA
just before turning to Kiln Lane trading estate.
Baptist Church Centre6 Church Street, Epsom, KT17 2AS
The Brickfield CentrePortland Place, Epsom, KT17 1DL
Christ Church HallChrist Church Road, Epsom, KT19 8NE
Ebbisham Centre7 The Derby Square, Epsom, KT19 8AG
Epsom & Ewell Islamic CentreHook Road, Epsom, KT19 8TU
Epsom Library7 The Derby Square, Epsom, KT19 8AG
Epsom Primary SchoolPound Lane, Epsom, KT19 8SD
Epsom Methodist ChurchAshley Road, Epsom, KT18 5AQ
Horton Country ParkHorton Lane, Epsom, KT19 8PL
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Work being undertaken to eliminate mixed sex wards in Epsom
£1.1 million in funding was secured earlier this year to undertake a number of projects to improve the privacy and dignity experienced by patients at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.
Most of these projects are now completed, with one of the improved areas already showing off their new facilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Anne Frank's sister to answer your questions
Eva Schloss, the step- sister of Holocaust victim Anne Frank, will be at Waterstones in Richmond on Thursday.
Parliamentary Candidate Zac Goldsmith will be interviewing her and there will also be a chance to put your questions to her from 7.30pm.
Eva has just written a book, The Promise, a tale about a Jewish girl growing up during the Second World War with her brother.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Surrey police are asking for help from the public in finding a man - with a rather distinctive look.
He's about 30 years old, 5 feet 10 and suntanned.
On his face is a scar from his eyebrow to his nose, one tooth is missing, one ear sticks out while the other is folded forward and sewn down.
He has tattoos, including one of Betty Boo on his arm.
The man also rides a distinctive motorbike - it's red with gold wheel-rims.
He was last seen around Saunders Lane in Mayford on Friday evening.
If you've seen him since then or know who he is then Woking police would like to hear from you.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am