Surrey men to row Atlantic
Two men from surrey are heading off across the Atlantic – in a 23-foot rowing boat
Richard Hoyland from Leatherhead and Steve Coe from Fetcham will battle their way through the storms and waves over Christmas and the New Year
The pair are taking part in the Atlantic Rowing Challenge.
They hope to raise £50,000 for the British Heart Foundation and the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher
They’ll set off from the Canary Islands in December and expect to finish the 3,000-mile race in February - reaching Antigua in the Caribbean after 60 days at sea
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
Croydon shooting arrests
Three people have been arrested following an armed robbery in Croydon in which a man was shot.
The two men and a woman are being held after the incident in which 24-year-old Colin Thomas was seriously wounded.
It happened at the Costco cash and carry in Imperial Way on September the 17th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am
Friday, 25 September 2009
World's Biggest Coffee Morning back in SW London once again
The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Celia Hodges, provided cups of tea and coffee to residents at York House in Twickenham this morning in return for donations to MacMillan Cancer Support.
The event, part of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, saw residents, Council staff and members from Hampton Road charity, Stepping on Out, do their bit to raise money for the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Re appeal over Croydon Shooting
Police are re appealing for information after a man was shot in Croydon.
Colin Thomas was at work in Costco when five suspects, all described as young black men, entered the store.
They tried to get access to the jewellery display cabinet before 24 year old Mr Thomas chased them away from the shop.
It was then he was shot in the arm.
Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen the suspects on the Purley Way after the incident on the evening of Thursday September 17th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
A little neighbourly help goes a long way in Woking
A range of plants have been handed over to the residents of Princess Gardens in Woking today.
The Council and Surrey Police made the move to thank them for their help in getting rid of a troublesome resident.
The site was also praised as the first place in the borough where a crack house was successfully closed down.
The plants were bedded by volunteers in the communal gardens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Voice in a million
Children from across South West London are being given the chance to audition for a one off gig at the O2 Arena.
It’s the first in a series of worldwide concerts featuring a gathering of school children and gospel choirs.
The Voice In a Million events are being held to raise awareness of child abuse, neglect and abandonment.
The auditions are taking place this Saturday at Shepperton Film Studios from 10am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Major autism conference to look at help for sufferers
A mother has taken it upon herself to organise a conference aimed at breaking the silence surrounding autism.
Polly Tommey’s son Billy suffers from the disorder. It motivated her to set up the Autism Trust in Claygate in 2007.
Autism affects over half a million people and there is no designated help for families of sufferers.
Polly started an advertising campaign earlier this year where massive billboards were plastered around the capital.
On them, she called for financial help from the Government.In June, she took her campaign to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister.
The conference will address the pros of educational, nutritional and scientific intervention. The three day event kicks off on October 23rd at the LVS school in Ascot.
To book a place check out autismconference2009.com or call Ann on 0208 979 2525
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
Filming in Kingston tonight
Film crews are coming to Kingston tonight.
St James’s road by the Works Nightclub will be cordoned off between 6.30 this evening and 4 o’clock tomorrow morning.
The Council says it's not expecting any delays for motorists.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Animal droppings at Surrey farm test positive for E-Coli
Animal droppings from a Surrey farm closed because of an E-Coli outbreak have tested positive for the bug.
The Veterinary Labs Agency says 33 out of 102 samples it collected from Godstone Farm contained E-Coli.
67 people have fallen ill in cases linked to the farm, and eight children remain in hospital.
A total of four farms have shut since the outbreak came to light.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 am
Two suspected jewell thieves appear at Kingston Crown Court
Two men accused of taking part in Britain's biggest jewellery robbery are due in court in Kingston today.
The pair are among eight people charged in connection with a 40 million pound raid at Graff jewellers in Mayfair.
24-year old Aman Kassaye is accused of attempted murder and using a handgun to resist arrest.
David Joseph, who's 22, is charged with conspiracy to rob.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am
National / Internation Headlines at 08:30
Police in France will move into an illegal immigrant camp near Calais today to demolish makeshift homes.
'The Jungle', as it's known, is home to hundreds of asylum seekers trying to get to Britain.
More than a hundred world leaders are gathering in New York for a UN Climate Summit.
The Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is trying to get an international agreement on cutting carbon emissions - ahead of a major summit in December.
Also in New York later, President Obama will hold talks with the Israeli Prime Minister and the Palestinian President.
It's hoped the meeting with Benyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas will help kickstart peace negotiations between the two sides.
The NHS stop smoking service may have saved 700-thousand lives in the last 10 years.
The Department of Health has based the figure on the two million successful quit attempts since the introduction of the service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am
Lib Dem Autumn Conference 2009 - Speeches by Kingston's MP Ed Davey & Twickenham's Vince Cable
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