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Saturday, 7 November 2009
Remembrance Services 2009 in your area
The Nelson Hospital, Kingston Road, Wimbledon 9am.
Mitcham War Memorial, Lower Green West 10.40am.
Wimbledon War Memorial, Wimbledon Village 10.40am.
St Lawrence Church, London Road 10.40am.
Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking [with a march through Pirbright] 10am.
The Monument, St Mary's RC Church, Isleworth 10.30am.
St Leonard's Church, Heston 10.45am.
Holy Trinity Church, Hounslow 10am.
St James's Church, Hampton Hill from 9.45am.
Teddington War Memorial, Hampton Road, Teddington from 10.50am.
The War Memorial, Kingston Bridge from 10.50am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am
Friday, 6 November 2009
Carshalton man found guilty of murder
A man convicted of murder at the Old Bailey yesterday has been handed a life sentence.
45 year old George Maben was found guilty of strangling his girlfriend’s wealthy mother.
65 year old grandmother Maureen Cosgrove was found dead at her home in Carshalton Beeches in March.
Maben from Rosehill was overheard confessing to the crime through a prayer after police bugged his car.
He must serve a minimum of 13 years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm
Walton Charity Gets a Major Boost from Leading guitar Brand
A charity based in Walton has struck a chord with one of the world’s most famous guitar brands.
'Music in Hospitals' has been chosen by employees at Fender Musical Instruments Europe as their charity of the year.
It means the not for profit organisation which uses music to help people with serious illnesses and disabilities, will be supported for the whole of next year.
The fundraising kicks off with a battle of the bands in East Grinstead on the 10th of December.
There's more information on Music in Hospitals here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 am
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Council upgrade could save millions
Surrey County Council are hoping to save up to £8,000,000 by replacing their computers.
The Cabinet has agreed to look into upgrading seven thousand pc's – a move which they hope will reduce the energy consumed by computers by 20 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm
Celebrity chef teaches students a thing or two in Ham
Students at Grey Court School were transfixed as top London chef, Tom Aikens, showed them how fresh pasta was made.
Year 7s at Grey Court got to host a pilot session of Cooking Ideas, a partnership between Tom Aikens and School Food Matters.
Tom is normally found cooking lunch at his Michelin star restaurant in Chelsea, but today he, and his enthusiastic helpers, prepared a simple lunch of fresh pasta with a tomato sauce, followed by chocolate fondant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm
Future of Epsom hospital defended
Epsom NHS Trust has had to defend the future of its services following concerns from residents.
A meeting about the redevelopment of the hospital on the Dorking Road is to be held next week.
There have been fears over the last few years about the ageing site.
The maternity unit was eventually saved after numerous campaigns from MPs and families who wanted to keep it open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm
Woman allegedly raped in front of son
A 23 year old woman from Sutton has allegedly been raped by a man she met on the internet in front of her 3 year old son.
Police are searching for a man in his 40’s and his distinctive green land rover with an eagle emblazoned on the back.
The pair allegedly met up in a flat ten minutes from the town centre last Wednesday morning
While drinking tea the victim was punched in the face and sexually assaulted before managing to escape with her son at around 3.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm
Accident in Woking
A three vehicle accident in Woking has left a man in hospital.
The crash involving a van, car and scooter happened just before 3pm in Goldsworth Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm
Man guilty of murder in Carshalton
A man from Carshalton has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering his girlfriend’s wealthy mother.
65 year old grandmother Maureen Cosgrove was found dead at her home in Carshalton Beeches in March.
She’d been strangled.
45 year old George Maben from Rosehill was overheard confessing to the crime after police bugged his car.
Detectives heard him praying "God, forgive me for what I have done" a few days after the murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm
New unit opened at Feltham young offenders institution
Justice Secretary Jack Straw and London Mayor Boris Johnson have opened a new unit at Feltham young offenders Institution.
It aims to prevent offenders from committing further crimes.
It will also help them find a job and somewhere to live on their release.
The re-offending rate for youngsters leaving custody stands at 75%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm
Where is the Firework action this weekend?
Tonight, Thursday 5th November
Clapham Common from 7.30pm
Streatham Common from 7.30pm
Wimbledon Park 6.15pm
Brent and Syon Park [with a re-enacted Gunpowder Plot]
Friday 6th November
Kingsmeadow, Jack Goodchild Way, New Malden featuring the Radio Jackie roadshow from 6.30pm
Selsdon Park Hotel, Addington Road, Sanderstead FROM 6PM.
Saturday November 7th
Kempton Park featuring James Bond, The London Irish and Alistair Wright and the Jackie Roadshow from 6.30pm
Horton Park in Epsom featuring Radio Jackie
Morden Park from 5.15pm
Battersea Park - Love Theme. Gates open at 6pm
Sunday November 8th
Richmond Athletics Club from 6pm with the procession of the Guy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm
Richmond Park Conservative Future’s Halloween Charity fun-run was hailed as a “huge success” last Saturday after surpassing their target to raise £1000 for Girls Connect, a Richmond based charity which supports Aspergers/ High functioning Autistic teenage girls.
More than 70 local residents, including Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Zac Goldsmith, flocked to Richmond Park on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to watch and partake in a 6km run through Richmond Park dressed in a variety of gaudy, gaunt and ghostly Halloween costumes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am
New birthing unit is delivering
The brand new state-of-the-art birthing centre at St Helier Hospital is now up and running, and is already receiving glowing reviews from new parents.
The centre, which was built as part of the £2.8 million overhaul of the maternity unit, contains three birthing pools, specialist furniture, birthing balls and mood lighting that gently changes colour.
The centre, which cost £180,000, has been designed so that women who have had problem-free pregnancies have the chance to give birth in a more relaxed environment, supported by midwives.
Kim and Tim Richmond are just two of the new parents who have had a really positive experience in the new birthing centre, as they welcomed their second child, Eamonn to the world on 3 October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Search is on for a missing woman
Police are anxious to trace a woman missing from Beddington.
A big search is underway which includes the use of helicopters for 29 year old Kerry Cross who was last seen yesterday morning.
She left her father’s house in Brookmead Road but failed to arrive at work in Coulsdon.
Kerry is white, slim with straight brown hair and is driving a distinctive black Nissan pick up truck.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm
Heathrow's Airtrack plan is delayed
Proposals to link Heathrow Airport with existing train lines have been put on hold following constant pressure from Richmond Park's MP.
Susan Kramer says the Airtrack proposals would make life unbearable for those who live and work in Barnes, Mortlake, Sheen and Kew.
Network Rail has been asked to undertake further timetabling work with the public enquiry into the plans now being delayed until at least the spring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm
Wimbledon advertising company forced to remove billboard
A company who unlawfully put up a large billboard on the side of a house in Battersea has been forced to remove it.
Vista Poster Advertising from Wimbledon removed the large illuminated boarding from the flank wall of a house in Battersea Bridge Road.
The council first ordered the company to remove it in January 2008 because it did not have planning permission.
The company admitted four offences when the case was heard in court and was fined £2,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm
Tube workers stage demonstration ahead of ballot
Tube workers have been staging a demonstration to call for action on pay.
Unite is balloting its London Underground members for industrial action.
The union says there are "obscene" differences in pay between senior executives and other staff.
The protest was held outside LU's head office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm
International sporting convention is heading for London
London is to host the 2011 international SportAccord Convention.
It's one of the key business events for international sports leaders.
More than 1500 delegates from 60 countries are expected at the six day gathering next April.
Mayor Boris Johnson says SportAccord will play a significant role in delivering a legacy for London after the 2012 Olympic Games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm
Halloween murder suspects appear in court
Two men in their 20s have appeared in court accused of murdering Halloween party-goer Ben Gardner.
The 30-year-old suffered fatal head injuries after confronting a thief who stole his girlfriend's Halloween hat in Sutton.
Daniel Ransom and Ross Collender, both from Carshalton, were remanded in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Payout was 'wrong decision'
A head teacher from Woking who was handed a mass payout should not have received it in the first place.
57 year old Erica Connor left the New Monument Primary suffering from stress after being accused of being Islamaphobic.
She was awarded 400 thousand pounds by Surrey County Council in March.
But a High Court Judge has said the council failed in its duty of care and didn’t intervene to try and sort the problems.
The school has an 80 to 85 percent intake of Muslim pupils.
Muslim Governors on the school board claimed Mrs Connor was racist and an investigation was launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm
Fire closes part of Chiswick
The Chiswick High Road has been closed after fire broke out just before 3pm.
Are you on the scene? If you have any details email [email protected] or call the news room on 0208 288 1300
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm
It's TREAT for a Kingston landlord this Halloween
Rick Robinson, landlord of the Willoughby Arms in Kingston was presented with his Joint Branch Pub of the Year award by chairman Dave Oram at the start of his Halloween Beer Festival last week.
The Willoughby last won in 2001. Since then he has become a firm supporter of the LoCale initiative.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm
Monday, 2 November 2009
Vandals strike in Croydon
Vandals in Croydon have defaced a mural by graffiti artist Banksy.
Jackie News reported last month how residents were voting to save the piece on Beddington Farm Road.
93 percent of voters said they wanted the artwork to stay.
However taggers have defaced the piece, and the council is now considering whether they should restore it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm
Former Mayor hands over cash to charity
Three charities supported by former the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames have received more than £26,000 in donations, after a year of fundraising
Last Friday morning, Cllr Helen Lee-Parsons, who was Mayor during 2008-9, presented cheques for £10,483 each to David McFadzean of the South West London branch of the Alzheimer’s Society and Lydia Hansbury of the Richmond Homes for Life Trust.
She also gave a cheque for £5,241 to Hayley Buckle, representing the React charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm
How about giving your child a letter from Santa this Christmas?
The NSPCC is creating personalised letters for children in return for a five pound donation.
There is even a special baby's first Christmas letter - the perfect keepsake for newborns.
To order yours log onto www.nspcc.org.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm
Brooklands college - victim of the recession
Students have returned back to the Ashford Campus of Brooklands college after the half term break.
Last week it was announced it would shut in July next year.
Formerly Spelthorne College it merged with Brooklands College in Weybridge two years ago.
Plans to develop both sites fell apart after funding from the learning and skills council was withdrawn.
It left the college with an 11 million pound debt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm
SW London church set to defy the Mayor
One of the Capital’s largest churches is trying to block plans by London’s Mayor to have a bike station installed on its grounds.
The Brompton Oratory says an increase in bike use will lead to overcrowding on the pavement before and after services.
The parking spot outside the church is one of 400 intended to be used by as many as 6 thousand cyclists next summer.
Its all part of Boris Johnson’s plans to get Londoners cycling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
Cousldon student's family want closure
The family of murdered student Meredith Kercher say they're desperate to see the end of the long-running trial in Italy.
It's exactly two years since the 21-year-old from Coulsdon’s body was found in Perugia.
American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, deny killing her.
One man, Rudy Guede, has already been jailed for 30 years for her murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
Man killed in Sutton over Halloween prank
A man's been beaten to death by a gang while confronting a thief who stole his girlfriend's Halloween hat in Sutton.
30-year-old Ben Gardner suffered fatal head injuries after he was punched and kicked to the ground early on Sunday morning.
His girlfriend was also punched and suffered minor injuries.
Police are questioning five men and two women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Surrey's young people text their way to better health
Young people in Surrey can now order a Chlamydia testing kit via their mobiles.
The county’s screening team say anyone under the age of 25 are eligible for one by texting 80010 from their phone.
The sexually transmitted infection can lead to infertility if left untreated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
THIS ROAD HAS NOW REOPENED
A BT pylon has fallen down in Ashford.
The Feltham road is blocked in both directions and the emergency services are on the scene.
It was first thought a lorry had collided with a mast.
There are no reports of any injuries.
Do you have an update for our travel team? Please call the studio on 0208 288 1078 or email [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm