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Saturday, 2 January 2010

Battersea Fire

Two people have been rescued from flats above the Little Bay Restaurant in Battersea after a fire broke out at about 9 O’clock last night.

Neither suffered injuries.

Eight fire engines and forty firefighters worked through the night to dampen the flames.

The blaze was finally brought under control just after 7am.

Most of the four-storey building has been damaged and part of the building has collapsed. The restaurant is believed to have been closed at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Friday, 1 January 2010

New Year's Eve Murder Croydon
Police are appealing for witnesses following a murder in Croydon this morning.

At about 5.00am two men were shot inside the Newton Arms pub in Queens Road during a private New Year’s Eve party.

They were both taken to hospital where one of the victims died shortly after arrival.

The other is in a critical but stable condition.

The attacker is believed to have escaped in a dark coloured four by four vehicle.

Next of kin have been informed but the names of the victims have not been released.

The suspect is described as a black male.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the shooting or saw the suspect make his getaway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Magical New Year for Staines grandmother
A great-great-grandmother has celebrated her 110th birthday today.

Ellen Watson marked the milestone with her friends and family at her care home in Staines.

She's one of the oldest people in Britain and has lived through two world wars, six monarchs and 21 prime ministers.

She puts her longevity down to a healthy lifestyle and laughter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

Happy New Year from Jackie News!
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

The Quo prove it's never too late . . . . .

After 40 years rocking the world and selling 118-million albums - Status Quo frontmen Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi are getting OBEs.

Purley resident Rossi says he's been humbled by the move.

Star Trek star Patrick Stewart says he's also proud to have been knighted in the New Year Honours list.

And Formula One champion Jenson Button describes his MBE as his crowning glory. The driver joined Woking based McLaren in November.

British and Irish Lions rugby coach Ian McGeechan is now a Sir.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm  

Tributes to man found dead in Walton
Tributes have been paid to Anthony Heffernan, the man found face down in the River Thames on Monday evening.

The 55 year old was discovered after police and a river rescue team were called to the scene near Felix Road by members of the public.

Paramedics attempted to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead in hospital later that night.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder, but has been released without charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Double shooting in Thornton Heath
A man in his 30's has died and another's critically ill following a shooting in Thornton Heath.

It happened just after 5 o'clock this morning on Queens Road near to the Newton Arms Pub. The victim's not been identified.

Police haven't made any arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Mother dies following domestic dispute
The mother of a 4-year old girl, believed to have been shot dead by her father, has also died.

Julie Harrison died from gunshot wounds at St George's in Tooting this morning.

She had taken her daughter, Maisie, to see her estranged partner at his house in Aldershot yesterday morning.

Just after 10am, neighbours called police when they heard a domestic dispute.

Police believe Andy Copland killed their daughter Maisie - then fatally injured 40-year old Julie - before turning the gun on himself.

Rachel Bryan moved to the area last month and says the man often seemed depressed. Andy's daughter, 33 year old Keely, from a previous marriage, is a PC with West Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Tributes paid to London Town Crier

Tributes have been paid to Peter Moore, the London Town Crier who has died at the age of 70 at his home in Wandsworth.

He had held the position for 31 years and had been suffering heart problems.

He was a regular at Jackie outings, pictured here with Dave Owen at a live broadcast in Hounslow in 2007.

He suffered a heart attack in the summer but carried on ringing his bell and promoting London right up until his death.

"He had been told that his heart was very weak but he never gave up doing his town crying," said Mr Moore's former partner Maxine Howard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 pm  

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