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Friday, 30 October 2009

Feeling good for charity

How do you fancy feeling good for charity?

The Feel Good Festival is taking place at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking all day on Sunday.

A mix of therapies including reflexoligy and Indian Head massage will be on offer.

All money raised will go to the Brigitte Trust which gives support to people with a terminal illness and their families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

X factor mania hits Shepperton



Lloyd Daniels, Jamie Archer and Danyl Johnson, stars of the X-Factor created mania yesterday at Shepperton Film Studios when they visited the Voice In A Million studios to show their support to some 140 young singers who are part of a 4000 strong children’s choir currently recording and preparing to take the stage on January 28th 2010 at the London 02 arena as part of 'Voice In A Million', a brand new project raising awareness for the need for adoptive parents in the UK in association with the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Marching in memory
Croydon town centre was closed off this afternoon so soldiers could march in memory of their fallen comrades.

Around 100 members of the 2 Rifles walked the streets to mark their homecoming.They lost 13 of their men in Afghanistan over the summer. 11 have suffered permanent injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm  

Are we heading for a washout?
Surrey’s weather forecast is wet . . . . . . forever!

That’s the comical prediction with a very serious underlying warning from Sutton and East Surrey Water.

The company says people don’t realise how much vital water is being poured away and wasted.They’ve launched the Wet Office initiative.

It means giving residents a free shower timer so they can monitor how long they spend in the cubicle.Dial 01737 772 000 to get your hands on one while stocks last.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

Father and son from Esher team up in a very special way for charity

56 year old Nigel Mason and his 20 year old son Alex have recorded their version of the hit single Father and Son.

They’ve released it in memory of their wife and mother Sally, who died of breast cancer almost 6 years ago. The 1970 hit was her favourite song.

She fought the disease for four years.Every penny raised from the single will go to the Caron Keating Foundation.

You can download the single from itunes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

NEXT WAVE OF POSTAL STRIKES
Strike action is due to take place as follows:

Thursday from 4am:

43,700 staff across the UK in mail centres, delivery units in mail centres, network logistic drivers and garage staff.

Friday:

MDECs (400 people in three sites - Plymouth, Stockport, Stoke. These workers assist mail centres by reading and entering mail addresses.)

Saturday:

77,000 delivery and collection staff across the UK.

Statement from Wimbledon Based CWU:


"Due to the involvement of Brendan Barber as an independent third party and because for the first time Royal Mail's Managing Director, Mark Higson, was directly involved in negotiations we have had the most useful and productive discussions over the last three days since the dispute commenced.

"Earlier today we tabled a proposal as part of the process that reflected the progress made in negotiations over the last few days.


"Had that proposal been agreed this would have enabled a period of calm and allowed further talks through ACAS with the intention of concluding a full and final agreement.


"At this point of time, we have not had confirmation as to whether our proposal is acceptable and therefore the strikes previously announced for the next few days will take place.

"We respect the confidentiality of the process currently managed by Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the TUC, and we are not prepared to comment on the detail of those discussions or our proposal.


"This series of strikes and future strikes can still be avoided and we remain available for discussions at any time, including tonight. We remain committed to reaching an agreed resolution."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Talks held to try and prevent another BA strikes
British Airways will hold talks with unions today to try to avert a strike by a second group of workers.

14-thousand members of the Unite union are already being balloted in a meeting at Sandown Park, in Esher, next Monday.

They're angry that the Heathrow based airline wants to introduce new contracts from next month.

Unions representing check-in staff will meet BA's managers to try to reach a deal
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

People trapped in lifts to be charged by the Fire Service
Property owners are going to start being charged if firefighters are persistently called out to free people from faulty lifts.

The London Fire Brigade says one in ten calls are to release a person shut in a lift - costing an estimated 4.1 million pounds a year.

The LFB says it wastes firefighters' time and they'll start charging 260 pounds on the tenth visit to the same lift.

Hammersmith and Fulham had nearly 600 lift incidents last year, Croydon 200 and nearly 300 in Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

London Waste
London's rubbish could be used to generate enough electricity to power two million homes.

A study by the London Assembly found that the capital produces 22 million tonnes of waste a year - but only 22 per cent of that is recycled.

They want to see gas from the rubbish used to generate electricity - which would in turn cut London's carbon emissions by 1.2 million tonnes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Agassi admits drug addiction
Andre Agassi has admitted he was once hooked on the drug Crystal Meth.

The former Wimbledon champion says he took the drug in 1997 when his form was slipping.

He also failed a drugs test that year, but managed to convince officials it was accidental.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Reminder to renew Freedom Passes
The leader of Croydon Council is urging older travellers to make sure they continue to enjoy free bus, tram and tube travel.

Freedom Pass holders should renew their cards well ahead of their expiry next March.

The new cards, which are being phased in next year, require another photograph and take ten days to process.

For more details on how to renew your Freedom Pass visit our website at radiojackie.com/news
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Lorry Drivers Fined
Lorry drivers who thundered down a quiet residential street in Tooting in defiance of a ban on HGV’S have been fined.

Twenty drivers were pulled over in a five hour spell in Rectory Lane.

Lorries weighing more than 7.5 tonnes are banned from entering unless they are actually making a delivery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

War dead remembered
Part of Redhill was closed off this afternoon so a fallen soldier could be laid to rest.

Lance Corporal James Hill served in the 1st Battalion The Coldstream Guards in Afghanistan.

He was killed by an explosion in Helmand – at the age of 23.

Hundreds lined the streets as James’ cortege passed through. He was taken to St Matthews Church for a memorial service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

New blood unit opens in Tooting










A new centre for the collection of vital cord blood donations was opened last week by Public Health Minister, Gillian Merron.

NHS Blood and Transplant and St George's Healthcare NHS Trust have established the fifth site at which mothers can donate cord blood. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born. It is rich in stem cells and can be provided to help patients whose bone marrow is not working properly due to disease or medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Donations to the NHS Cord Blood Bank are given on a voluntary basis and can potentially help any patient in need of a cord blood transplant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Sutton women unite for a number of causes
Four women hoping to scale the Great Wall of China for charity are holding a night of music at the Secombe Theatre in Sutton.

Cheryl Dunne, Liz King, Jo Doyle and Anne Conquest will complete the trek over 11 days next Easter.

Each of the girls had to select a charity and commit to raising three thousand pounds each.

The Shooting Star Children’s hospice in Hampton is one of the chosen causes.

Ex X factor 3 contestant Ben Mills will take to the stage for the event on Friday November 13th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

The chance to have your say in Parliament
Richmond Park’s MP wants you to email her with your concerns in time for tomorrow’s Prime Minister Questions.

Lib Dem Susan Kramer says she’ll endeavour to bring up any queries in Parliament.

Email Susan on [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Keep your river clean


Join Carshalton Lib Dem MP Tom Brake for an action day to keep the River Wandle Tidy.

He'll be litter-picking along the riverbank from 9am on Saturday and is asking volunteers to bring some wellies and heavy duty gloves and join in. He says it's a great way to muck in and look after the environment.

They'll be plenty of hot drinks and doughnuts on hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Monday, 26 October 2009

Rugby fun in Sunbury
London Irish supporters will get the chance to meet their favourite players when the club opens to the public tomorrow.

Fans will get to watch the rugby side train at their grounds in Sunbury in preparation for this weekend’s match against Harlequins.

The fun starts at 11.30 with lots of games and activities for the children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm  

Postal workers' union chiefs accused of buying homes with members' money
Union bosses who led last week’s postal strikes are being accused of buying themselves homes in Surrey with more than £1-million of members’ money.

The Daily Star reports the Communication Workers Union’s chief negotiator Dave Ward borrowed £100-thousand to buy a home in Chessington.

Meanwhile another official - Tony Kearns used more than a quarter of a million for a house in Kingston.

They’re believed to be enjoying interest rates of less than 0.5% on the loans.

43,000 union members are set to stage another walkout this Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

Weybridge billionaire defends fortune in High Court divorce
The life of an exiled Russian billionaire will be laid bare in the High Court this month.

Boris Berezovsky, who counts Vladamir Putin as a “sworn enemy”, is facing a divorce battle with his estranged wife over his fortune.

The oligarch lives in St. George’s Hill in Weybridge, after being granted asylum here six years ago.

He claims to have been separated from his wife for much of their marriage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Richmond businessman accused of scamming property investors
A businessman from Richmond’s been accused of running a multi-million pound property scam.

50-year-old “Sean” Sohan Singh sold plots of land that he said had “excellent development potential”.

But it transpired they were unlikely to ever be granted planning permission.

Singh’s company Rutherford Ross has already received warnings from the Serious Fraud Office.

The firm left some investors out of pocket by as much as £20-thousand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Funding breathes new life into Chobham Common

Plans to breathe new life into Chobham Common have been approved after two years of discussions.

The Surrey Wildlife Trust has welcomed funding for new paths, bridleways and car parking to bring more visitors to the heath.

Extra benches and boardwalks have also been unveiled so the common meets new Government guidelines for wildlife reserves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

National / International headlines at 08:30
Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi has said sorry for the murder of a British policewoman in London 25 years ago.

But he says he has no idea who was responsible for the death of PC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in 1984.

Gaddafi also says finding those behind the Lockerbie bombing is not his concern.

**
Almost 70-thousand single parents with children aged 10 or more, are being forced to look for work from today.

They're being taken off Income Support and put on Jobseekers' Allowance.

They'll stay on the same money - BUT they'll have to prove they're actively applying for jobs.

**
Radovan Karadzic has boycotted the opening of his international war crimes trial.

The former Bosnian Serb leader's accused of genocide during the Balkans conflict in the 1990s.

The judge has ruled the trial at The Hague will go ahead without him.

**
There'll be more talks today to try to bring the postal strike to an end.

The TUC has stepped into the row with an offer to mediate between Royal Mail management and the Communication Workers Union.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Triumph for New Malden's commuters
New Malden station's back entrance has been saved from closure.

South West Trains has bowed down to pressure from residents who campaigned over the summer to keep it open after it was shut without consultation.

The operator has agreed to keep it open during peak times and a new ticket barrier will be installed to stop fare dodgers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

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