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Saturday, 26 September 2009

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.

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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.

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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.

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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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Monday, 21 September 2009

Epsom car crash claims life
A man in his 20s, who was the front seat passenger in a car involved in a crash in Epsom has died in hospital.

The collision happened in Longmead Road 9 days ago.

Two other passengers in the car were also injured.

No other vehicles were involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Heathrow drug smuggler jailed
An unemployed man from Sheffield has been jailed after trying to smuggle anabolic steroids through Heathrow.

Customs found 35 kilos of testosterone and around 14 thousand ampoules in luggage.

Parvez Atta was jailed for 2 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Missing teenager found
A missing girl from Ashford has been found safe and well.

Amie Sanderson dissapeared last Monday.

She was found in the Peckham area and reunited with her family on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Britain's richest should foot the bill of recession - says Twickenham's MP
The richest in society should pay the most to get Britain's finances back on track.

That's according to the Liberal Democrats, who are laying out the party's policies at their conference in Bournemouth.

Treasury spokesman and Twickenham MP Vince Cable says we must be careful when reducing the budget deficit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Cable calls for the Tories to come clean
The state of the nation's finances will continue to top the agenda at the Liberal Democrat conference later.

The party's treasury spokesman Vince Cable's due to speak to delegates in Bournemouth.

Twickenham’s MP is expected to accuse the Tories of failing to come clean on their own spending plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 am  

Italian court sees vital evidence
A court in Italy’s been shown the knife allegedly used to kill Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher.

Prosecutors claim to have found DNA from Meredith on the blade and DNA from American student Amanda Knox on the handle.

Police discovered the knife during a search of Knox’s former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito’s kitchen.

Both are charged with killing the 21 year old, though both deny the charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 am  

Possible ban as E.coli cases rise
The government’s asked a panel of medical experts whether children should be banned from petting farms.

But a spokesperson for the Department of Health has said it may take until October before they give any official guidance.

It comes as the number of confirmed E.coli cases at Godstone Farm, in Surrey, rises to 64.

A six-year-old girl’s the latest to be admitted to hospital over fears she may have caught the bug.

Four farms, including Horton Park in Epsom, have been closed as a precaution to try and stop the spread of infection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

A Stone rolls into Claygate
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has moved into Ruxley Towers in Claygate with his 20-year-old girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.

There was speculation that 62-year-old Wood had split with the Russian waitress.

But the pair were seen enjoying a quite meal a short distance from their new home at Claygate’s Bengal Lancer on Friday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am  

Stars gather for tribute to Sir Bobby Robson
Stars of world football will gather at Durham Cathedral later in memory of Sir Bobby Robson.

Among the 1000 guests will be representatives of some of his former clubs including Newcastle United, Barcelona, Ipswich and Fulham.

Officials from FIFA, UEFA and the English and Irish Football Associations will be there –

as well as members of the former England manager’s 1990 World Cup squad.

Current England boss Fabio Capello, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins will also pay their respects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

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