What exactly is E Coli?
Following the outbreak of Ecoli poisoning at a petting farm in Godstone, we have this definition of the bacteria and what it does.
Escherichia coli, is a Gram negative bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms (endotherms). Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some, such as serotype O157:H7, can cause serious food poisoning in humans, and are occasionally responsible for costly product recalls.
The harmless strains are part of the normal flora of the gut, and can benefit their hosts by producing vitamin K2, or by preventing the establishment of pathogenic bacteria within the intestine.
Have you been affected by the recent outbreak? If so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your story.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
Killed Croydon father rowed over money with accused
A man stabbed to death in front of his daughter in Croydon had rowed over money with the man accused of his murder.
John Abbey was attacked at a bus stop on London Road in January.
The Old Bailey heard he’d fallen out with prime suspect Charles Acquaah over some missing money.
Acquaah denies murder and says he acted in self-defence at the bus stop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm
Sutton's MP steps up campaign for adults in care
Sutton and Cheam MP, Paul Burstow, is upping his campaign for dignity in care for the elderly and disabled.
Government rules state that those who can’t afford to pay for care must forfeit all benefits and receive a personal expense allowance of £21.19 pw instead.
Mr Burstow has introduced a Bill into Parliament calling on the Government to regularly review the level of the allowance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am
Hayes & Harlington MP protests over green firm's closure
Hayes and Harlington’s MP will lead the protests against the closure of a wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight today.
John McDonnell will lobby outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change in Whitehall this lunchtime.
The Vestas Plant is in danger of being shut down due to lack of business.
Campaigners will insist the Government take action to save it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am
National / International headlines at 08:30
Actor Patrick Swayze has lost his two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
His publicist says the Dirty Dancing and Ghost star's family was at his side.
He was 57.
Despite being diagnosed with the disease and his gruelling treatments he continued continued his acting career.
Detectives investigating alleged abuse of children at a nursery have made an arrest over a sexual assault claim.
Last week Nottinghamshire Police said three children who attended the Rocking Horse Nursery in Plumtree had suffered broken bones.
Gordon Brown faces a potentially tricky audience this afternoon, when he delivers his speech to the TUC conference.
He's expected to claim the UK is on the road to recovery.
Union leaders are wary he'll also admit there is a need for some spending cuts.
Parents could be allowed to spilt maternity leave.
Under a government scheme due to come into force in April, mums will be entitled to divide some of their year's leave with their husbands after a period of six months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am
Monday, 14 September 2009
Pedlo duo need your help
Two men are desperately appealing for help in completing a charity task tonight.
Darren Jones and his pedlo partner are stranded in Thames Ditton after their support boat stopped working.
Their charity task means they have to pedlo from Stratford Upon Avon to Stratford in London by Thursday.
Money raised is going to sport aid. Darren says they need someone to donate a boat.
If you think you can help, ring or email Lucy Mayer on the News Desk 0208 288 1300 or email@example.com
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm
West Middlesex Hospital Fighting Infections
The latest Health Protection Agency report shows that infection rates for Clostridium Difficile have fallen by almost a third in West Middlesex University Hospital.
Figures show that the number of C.Difficile infections in in-patients decreased from 178 cases last year to 123 cases.
This is well below the government target of 173 cases. The decrease is attributed to new infection fighting measures put in place by the hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm
Local man to run 101 miles for charity
A South West London man aims to run over 100 miles in the next seven months for charity.
29 year old Rob Lake suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and plans to achieve the distance over 6 runs to raise money for his disease.
He aims to complete three half marathons, a ten miler as well as the London and Chicago full marathons.
Rob is hoping to raise £10,000 and if you would like to help visit www.justgiving.com/supersix101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm
Nigel Benn returns to talk
Former World Middleweight Boxing Champion Nigel Benn is coming to tell his story at Leatherhead Theatre.
Benn currently lives with his family in Mallorca where he is now a born again Christian.
Despite all the fame and money Benn had to face his own demons is now ready to tell all about his battle.
Entrance to the event is free which will begin promptly at 7pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm
Latest from Meredith Kercher trial
Defence lawyers at the Meredith Kercher trial have questioned the validity of the DNA evidence.
A call for it to be thrown out was rejected by the court in Italy.
Proceedings resumed today after a two month summer break.
Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend both deny killing the Coulsdon student in Perugia in November 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm
Surbiton walker steps up to beat breast cancer
Budding walker Julie McGourty, from Surbiton, will lace up her walking boots this month to take part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s Autumn Friendship Walk.
The IT systems engineer decided to put her best foot forward for breast cancer research at the 4k walk in Painshill Park, Surrey, on Saturday 19 September in memory of her mother, Betty, who sadly died from breast cancer in 2005.
On the day, there are two routes to choose from – a 2km family walk, which is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, and a 4km route. Both courses take you past beautiful sights including the Gothic Temple, a Ruined Abbey and the Vineyard.
For more information visit www.friendshipwalks.co.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm
Epsom Surgeon makes his mark
A surgeon from Epsom and his family have walked from their home to the Isle of Wight, where they enjoyed a ten day summer break.
Paul Thomas, a vascular surgeon at Epsom Hospital, his wife Karen and their children are all keen walkers and took on the 65 mile trek after successfully walking to Brighton for their holiday last year.
Mr Thomas said: “As part of my job I often advise people to take regular exercise, such as walking or cycling. This holiday was definitely a dose of my own medicine!
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm
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