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Friday, 11 December 2009

Roehampton mum is invited once again to meet at 10 Downing St


Yesterday, Polly Tommey met with the Prime Minister’s wife Sarah Brown and other figureheads from the world of autism.

Phil Hope, Health Minister, spoke to guests about the ways the government can help autism charities to reach their goals whilst Angela Smith, Minister for the Third Sector, emphasized the changing power of charities.

Polly welcomes Sarah’s involvement in the autism community, not only because she has experience in charitable work but also because she recognises the important role that third sector involvement can play.

Sarah and Polly took part in discussions concerning how to include more of the voluntary sector community, how to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding autism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Thursday, 10 December 2009

STATION REOPENED AS OF 7.20PM
Kingston station has been evacuated after police discovered a suspicious device on one of the platforms.

Jackie News alerted British Transport Police to the problem just before 6 o’clock – they are now searching the area.

No trains are currently stopping at the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Radio Jackie's dispute with Kingston Council continues . . . . .


The Council has told Radio Jackie it was able to take the A Board away as it was breaching new rules and the fact it was balanced against the company wall has no significance.

The full story . . . .

Radio Jackie’s considering taking legal action against the Royal Borough of Kingston Council.

Officials and police moved in this morning to remove the company’s A board which they claim is an obstruction to pedestrians and breaching new laws.

The team used bolt cutters to confiscate it after it had been chained to a wall.

Many traders say the boards are a long standing and legitimate way of advertising and if placed against a building don’t cause a problem.

But…Radio Jackie’s famous pirate is safe – the Council says despite it being much larger it doesn’t breach any rules as it’s considered street art.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Go ahead for cricketer
Sussex have given all-rounder Rory Hamilton-Brown permission to talk to Surrey.

It’s over a move that would see him become captain at The Oval.

The 22-year-old, who has played just eight first-class games, moved to Hove from Surrey in 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Calls for better care for NHS staff
An inquest in Croydon’s heard how a midwife killed herself after she thought she’d caused the death of a baby boy.

28-year-old Theresa Naish from South Norwood was put on two weeks’ leave and told to meet managers after the sick baby was born prematurely.

The court was told hospital bosses failed to assure Theresa the death was not her fault.

Police found searches for information on suicide on her laptop after she’d died.

Her father is calling for greater support for NHS staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Police in Walton appeal using CCTV
Police have released cctv images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in Walton.

The raid happened at the Co-Op store in Terrace Road with the suspect stealing cash and fleeing on foot.

The offender is white, in his late twenties, slim with a dark brown beard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

New look for Staines Station
Work’s started to improve Staines station.

More than 380 thousand pounds is being spent to improve security, access and waiting facilities.

The department for transport is funding the work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Solicitor in hot water
A solicitor has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Ashar Khan has been charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice in a money laundering investigation.

The 38 year old was arrested yesterday, he’ll reappear in court in Battersea in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Brookwood remains update
Police are now examining dental records to identify human remains found near Woking.

A post mortem has revealed the cause of death as burning.

Police dogs on operations found the remains on Monday morning in Brookwood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Callous thieves make a Christmas steal
A haul of Christmas trees have been stolen in Sutton and Wallington.

Around 60 were taken from B&Q in Sutton Court Road and more were taken from a garden centre in Wallington.

Police say the crime is particularly mean as it’s supposed to be the season of goodwill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Third runway could be inevitable
A loophole may allow ministers to push through a third runway at Heathrow without a public consultation.

Official figures show the Government will not wait for a new planning commission to be introduced next March.

Members have to wait for the Government’s airports strategy to be released before making a decision about a third runway..

But it's thought ministers will wait to draw up the plans causing a delay meaning the Government’s Communities Secretary gets to make the final decision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Heathrow investigates two near misses a week
New police figures have revealed Heathrow airport deals with up to two full emergencies every week.

The airport’s traffic control centre frequently contacts the emergency services regarding in-flight problems.

A spokesman for the MET says it’s not unusual to have as many as a couple reported a week.

The airport carries out full staff training every year but crucially, decided not to last year. A BA flight crash landed on the Southern runway in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Monday, 7 December 2009

Expedition Africa 2010

The Challenge: Driving from London to Tanzania, an incredible 8077 miles, raising £100,000 for Macmillan!

The challenge is the brain child of Team Captain Karim Virji, a Croydon based mechanic.

Karim’s strong ties with Macmillan Cancer Support stems from the help that his uncle and wife received from Macmillan during their cancer experiences.

On April 20th 2010 Karim and his invaluable team, comprising of Vice Captain Shahzad Khan, 1st Team Member Rahim Nanji and 2nd Team Member, Al Nasheer Govani, along with their two land rovers, built from scratch, will embark on the epic 8,077 mile journey from London to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, East Africa.

The team are hoping to raise £100,000 for Macmillan through various channels such as, their just giving site http://www.justgiving.com/expeditionafrica and store collections.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Surrey Charity calls on celebs for help


Guildford based children’s charity, CHASE hospice care for children, has called on the help of its celebrity supporters to appeal to the public for much needed donations this Christmas.

A video campaign, which will be sent to over 25,000 potential supporters, features five well known faces including GMTV and Epsom resident Andrew Castle and Ashes to Ashes actress, Keeley Hawes giving their comical ‘Top Tips for a memorable Christmas’ (www.chasecare.org.uk/celebritytips).

The video ends in a more serious tone by asking supporters to help make a difference this Christmas and donate just £10 to CHASE to help support local life-limited children and their families. It will also appear on the CHASE website and social networking sites including Facebook and You Tube.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

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