Esher & Walton MP Ian Taylor has helped launch The Thames Learning Group – a new initiative from education, environmental and heritage organisations along the River Thames, dedicated to helping local schools and adult learners maximise the benefit from the Thames.
The Thames Learning Group covers the length of the Thames from source to sea and involves over 60 organisations through to the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the National Trust, RSPB and many more.
The aim of the Thames Learning Group is to provide an easy to use resource for schools and adult learners looking to access the River and its surrounds. Topics range from learning outside the classroom for schools through to bird watching, river ecology and the history and heritage of the Thames. Schools, colleges, community groups and individuals in Esher & Walton can now use the Partnership to provide learning opportunities tailored to them and plan trips along the river.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm
So You Think You Can Dance? Epsom
The final of BBC show So You Think You Can Dance takes place tomorrow with 3 performers from Epsom competing.
Charlie Bruce, Lizzie Gough and Robbie White all trained at Laine Theatre Arts college.
Founder Betty Laine spoke about how proud she is with her stars.
Still rocking after 40 years
They launched the first Prince's Trust concert in 1982 and opened Live Aid three years later but Status Quo say that's been trumped by receiving their OBE's from the Queen today.
Purley resident Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt describe it as the most "exceptional" moment of their musical careers.
The rockers are well known for larking around - and even managed to enjoy themselves on such a grand occasion.
Coulsdon murder trial nears end of first week
The Gardener on trial for murdering a woman in Banstead Woods has been led from the Old Bailey by a doctor.
50 year old Peter Ling sobbed uncontrollably in the dock yesterday afternoon when confronted with details of 54 year old Linda Casey’s death.
The Prosecution claims Mr Ling battered his lover to death with a rock after finding out about her affair with another man.
The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
Kingston Hospital in hot water
A man from Putney is planning to sue Kingston Hospital.
Ray Swing says untrained staff were to blame for his mother Jean’s death last July.
The 86 year old had gone into the hospital on Galsworthy Road for a routine operation on her leg ulcers.
However, she bled to death after a haemorrhage. An inquiry at the time revealed a catalogue of hospital errors.
They did apologise, but Mr Swing says that is not good enough.
Kingston Hospital statement.
“It is inappropriate to discuss an individual’s case in detail but Chief Executive Kate Grimes said: “The circumstances of Mrs Swing’s death were very distressing. We have met with Mrs Swing’s son, discussed the findings of the detailed investigation which was carried out at the highest level. We have apologised for what was an unacceptable lapse of care.
“Our staff were deeply upset by her death. On completion of the investigation we immediately updated the staff concerned and are developing a structured educational programme for doctors and nurses to ensure that staff recognise this type of patient deterioration and importantly how to respond, involving more senior staff if they are worried.
“The relevant staff on the ward at the time have already been assessed to ensure they understand the procedure. As well as ensuring that relevant staff receive this training, all new staff will receive it automatically.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
Warning to Hinchley Wood pupils
A warning’s going out to parents and students at Hinchley Wood School.
It’s after four students were attacked as they crossed Surbiton Golf Course yesterday.
The police tell us no arrests have been made.
Students are being told to stick to the main roads when walking home and not take short cuts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
Romantic Surrey couples prepare to tie the knot this weekend
Nine Surrey couples will be exchanging vows on Valentine’s Day this Sunday, just a quarter of the 38 couples that tied the knot on the most romantic day of the year in 2009.
Superintendent Registrar Susan Curran believes the fall in numbers is due to 14 February falling on a Sunday this year.
She said: “There is a lot to think about when choosing a wedding date and I think a lot of people were put off getting married on Valentine’s Day this year as it falls on a Sunday.
One couple that hasn't been deterred from tying the knot this Valentine’s Day is Sam Shale and his fiancée Angie Earl from Banstead.
The pair who will be saying ‘I do’ at Woodlands Park in Cobham, not only chose the date because it is Valentine’s Day but also because it is Sam’s birthday.
Sam said: “Originally we wanted to get married in September as it was the month that I proposed but then we found out just how expensive it was so we opted for February. “We chose the 14th not just because it was Valentines but also because it’s my birthday and is the same date that Angie’s Nanny Mac got married, almost 70 years ago.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm
Graham Bell previews the Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympics begin today.
Radio Jackie will have comprehensive coverage through out the games which start tonight in Vancouver.
Our focus will be on Team GB who have skier’s Chemmy Alcot from Twickenham competing and also Kingston’s Ed Drake.
Surbiton is represented in the form of Sarah Lindsay in the speed skating.
Former British number one and Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell kindly gave us his thoughts about the games when he spoke to our reporter David Harris... posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am
Jenson Button Winter Olympics
Formula 1 world champion and Woking based McLaren driver Jenson Button has wished team GB well ahead of the Winter Olympics.
More than 1,000 postcards of support have been collated from the worlds of sport, politics and entertainment, as well as the general public,
Button wrote "wishing you all luck and I hope you reach your dreams"
The games begin today in Vancouver, Team GB will be looking to break their previous record of 4 medals won at the 1924 games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am
Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
British Skeleton number one Shelley Rudman will carry the flat union flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics tonight.
She will lead the 52-strong Team GB squad through BC Place in Vancouver, the main stadium where the games take place.
Rudman was the only Great Britain medallist from the 2006 games winning Silver.
She said: "It's a huge honour for me to have been chosen to represent our team, and our country, in this way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Met Police denies releasing image of "night stalker" suspect
The first image has emerged of the man dubbed the “Nightstalker”, who’s awaiting trial for more than 20 offences.
52-year-old Delroy Grant is accused of five rapes, six indecent assaults and eleven burglaries.
He was arrested during a hunt for a masked intruder who struck more than 200 times across London & Surrey over 20-years.
According to the Sun, police released Grant’s photo whilst he awaits his next hearing at the end of April.
However, the Met has since denied issuing the photo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Voice in a Million gears up for round two
Following the success of their recent London 02 Arena production, the Voice In A Million project are pleased to announce Auditions at their HQ, based at the world-famous Shepperton Film Studios for young Surrey vocalists (aged 7 to 18) on 27th February 2010.
The auditions are scheduled to provide talented children from the surrounding area the chance to showcase their skills and be selected to perform live at forthcoming arena-scale concerts for the Voice In A Million project.
Voice In A Million strives to achieve awareness of the plight of millions of children worldwide that are orphaned,abandoned or separated from their birth parents and in need of a loving family for life. Our Mission is to record thousands of children at events all across the UK and worldwide, to achieve our record-breaking goal of recording ONE MILLION voices on a single recording which will be released worldwide.
A staggering 5,000 children from schools and groups from across the nation performed tracks from the Voice In A Million songbook in harmony, with a phenomenal line-up of soloists (many of which from Surrey who had been selected from previous auditions) at the inaugural concert held at the London 02 Arena on 28th January. The event organized in support of The British Association For Adoption & Fostering was co-hosted by Sinitta, music legend Rick Wakeman, TV & Radio personality Nicky Campbell, to name a few.
When:27th February 2010 (from 10am) Where: The Voice In A Million HQ T Stage, Shepperton Film Studios Studios Road, Shepperton Middlesex TW17 0QD
How to register now and find out more visit www.voiceinamillion.com or call 01932 592016
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm
Further turmoil for our hospitals
Three more South West London hospitals are apparently under threat from losing vital departments according to the BBC.
Ealing, Chelsea and Westminster and the West Middlesex in Isleworth could lose their A&E units.
Eleven hospitals across the capital could be affected under plans by the North West London Commissioning Partnership.
Last week Lib Dem MP for Richmond Park Susan Kramer claimed the A&E at Kingston will be shut under new secret plans by Labour.
The Tories have accused her of scare mongering and fabricating facts for political gain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm
Supermarket assault - fresh appeal
Police in Spelthorne have this week released CCTV images as part of a fresh appeal for information following an assault at a supermarket in Staines last month.
The incident took place at the Sainbury’s store in Clare Road, Staines between 9.50am and 9.57am on Wednesday 6 January.
The offenders entered the store and attempted to steal several cans of lager.
The suspects were initially prevented from leaving the scene by security staff at the store and the first suspect then hit the victim, a 30-year-old man from Staines, over the head with a bottle.
The two suspects quickly fled from the store on foot and despite an extensive search of the local area they have yet to be located.
The victim sustained a small cut to the left side of his head and was treated by paramedics at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.
The first suspect is described as being a white male, between 25 and 35 years old, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins tall, medium build and with short receding hair.
At the time of the incident he was wearing a black flat cap, a black jacket, dark jeans and white trainers.
The second suspect is described as being a white male with short dark hair, between 20 and 25 years old, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins tall and of medium build.
He was wearing a light coloured baseball cap, a grey and white checked tracksuit top, white tracksuit bottoms, a black scarf and gloves.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information should contact Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222, quoting reference SL/10/118, or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
Woman GUILTY of Feltham murder
A woman has been found guilty of poisoning her former lover in a jealous rage.
40 year old Lakvir Singh laced Lakhvinder Cheema’s curry with aconite.
He became ill within an hour of eating it at his home in Feltham last January. He died later that night.
The court heard how Singh had used the deadly Indian herb to poison Mr Cheema and his new fiancée Gurjeet Choough as they planned their forthcoming wedding.
Mr Cheema - known to his friends as "Lucky" - had been due to marry 21-year-old Gurjeet Choongh on Valentine's Day last year.
But Singh, who'd been having an affair with him for 16 years, didn't want that to happen.
Two weeks before the wedding, the married mother-of-three entered Mr Cheema's home in Feltham, and put the aconite in a leftover curry.
He dialled 999 after he and his fiancee fell violently ill that night but she survived because she hadn't had a second portion.
Appeal for witnesses following incident at ATM in Ewell
Detectives from Epsom's Criminal Investigation Department are appealing for witnesses after an ATM was damaged and a substantial amount of money stolen in the early hours of Monday morning
The incident happened between 12.55am and 2am at the Tesco Express, Reigate Road, Ewell, when a suspect removed the cash machine causing substantial damage to the surrounding brickwork.
The ATM was forced open and a significant amount of money stolen.
The suspect is described as a white man and of medium build. He was wearing a black jacket which had a high collar, black jeans, a dark brown woolly hat which had an orange and white stripe around it and black Reebok trainers.
Enquiries into this incident are on-going but anyone who can help is urged to call Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222 quoting reference EP/10/499 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm
World record for Epsom car dealership?
To celebrate the start of the Alfa Romeo centenary year, Allams Alfa Romeo in Epsom, has attempted to make history by setting a new Guinness World Record T, for the largest ever parade of Alfa Romeo cars.
On Sunday 7th February, more than 300 Alfa Romeo owners arrived at the dealership to take part in the event including an Alfa SZ, Alfa Spider 2000 Veloce and the very latest sporty compact Alfa MiTo.
For a new record to stand at least 200 cars were required to take part on the day, but the event proved so popular that 312 cars were registered with one driver, David Boyd, from Bathgate, West Lothian, presented with a special award for driving 862 miles to join in with the record-breaking two-mile drive.
Epsom & Ewell Borough Mayor, Jan Mason was also in attendance to open the parade.
Karen Finn, Customer Care & Marketing Manager at Allams, who organised the event, said: "The sun was shining for a fantastic record day and we'd like to say a big thank you to all those involved in making it so special, especially to the drivers, some of whom came a long way to take part.'
To meet official requirements, the world's largest Alfa Romeo parade needed to be continuously moving from start to finish, there were no more than two cars length between each vehicle at any time and each driver was fully registered before the event. Video cameras were positioned along the route as well as at both the start and finish lines to assist with the verification.
Guinness World Record T officials will verify the outcome of the attempt in the coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
Surrey police out in force
More than 100 Special Constables took part in a series of operations across the county at the weekend as part of a crackdown on anti-social driving.
The weekend proved a resounding success in North Surrey, with operations taking place at various locations in Runnymede, Spelthorne and Elmbridge, including Ashley Road and Cottimore Lane in Walton-on-Thames.
Surrey’s Specials joined forces with full time officers and partner agencies to tackle anti-social, inconsiderate and dangerous driving as part of National Specials Weekend.
The weekend’s initiative also linked in with the year-long Drive SMART campaign launched by Surrey Police and Surrey County Council to address anti-social driving, an issue regularly identified as a concern by local residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm
Train horror relived
Passengers on a Kingston bound South West train service from Waterloo have spoken of their horror at ‘riding the train from hell.’
It’s after a drunken guard signalled his driver to go through a red light and then refused to let commuters off when the doors failed.
40 year old Patrick Coyne was found passed out at his control desk on Friday night. Beer cans were found nearby.
Although travellers were banging on the driver’s door, he thought it was Friday night revellers being rowdy.
The guard was arrested and has been sacked by SW trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm
The Wombles womble to Glastonbury
The famous Wombles of Wimbledon are turning their hand to rock.
They’re reportedly planning on making a comeback live at Glastonbury and eyeing up a spot on the pyramid stage.
Their hits in the charts in the Seventies included 'Remember You're A Womble' and featured musicians dressed as the characters from the children's TV show.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm
Injured swan hit by car
A woman’s told of her horror after rescuing a swan from a road only to see it get hit by a car moments later.
The woman was driving along Fernbank Avenue in Walton when she saw the bird wandering around on the verge.
She rang the Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton who said they’d come to collect it straight away.
However while she was awaiting help, a large 4x4 mounted the kerb and hit the animal. It's now in a serious condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Staff at St Helier Hospital welcomed Shadow Health Minister, Anne Milton MP and the prospective parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam, Philippa Stroud to the hospital last Thursday (4 February 2010).
The visit, which was organised to give Anne and Philippa the opportunity to find out more about the work of the Trust, began with a tour of the hospital’s renal unit, which is one of the largest and most successful in the country. Renal consultant, Dr David Makanjuola led the group on a tour of one of the unit’s wards and they spent time in the South West Thames Institute for Renal Research, which has its base at the hospital.
(L-R) is Chief Executive Samantha Jones, Anne Milton, Philippa Stroud and Director of Nursing Pippa Hart.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm
Nell is a real sweeetie
Forces sweetheart Nell McAndrew has helped to launch the 125th anniversary celebrations of a national military charity.
Nell was at The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London to kick off a year's worth of celebrations for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help.
Chelsea Pensioners joined her along with with troops of all ages, who represent those who fought in the Boer War and the two World Wars to present day soldiers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm
Surrey Police step up manhunt
Police are stepping up their hunt for a man who mugged a woman in Addlestone.
The 66 year old was walking along Woodham Lock on January 25th when she was robbed by a man.
The attack happened in broad daylight. It was only 2 o’clock in the afternoon.
Police have released an e-fit of the man they’d like to question.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm
Wallington man accused of murder was lover number two
It’s day two of a Coulsdon murder trial at the Old Bailey.
50 year old Peter Ling denies murdering his former lover Linda Casey after he found emails from another man on her computer.
The 54 year old’s body was found dumped in Banstead Woods five days after she was reported missing last august.
She’d met Mr Ling earlier that month but had tried to end their relationship after she met someone else.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm
Chessington girl needs new lungs
Breathing easy is something we all take for granted. But for one woman from Chessington, it’s a constant struggle.
22 year old Portia Jones suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and is on the transplant list for a new pair of lungs.
Her husband Dale has pledged to run the London Marathon for the CF Trust and the CF ward at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
A fundraiser is being held at the Holiday Inn in Chessington on Saturday March 6th.
A letter from Portia.
" On the outside people with Cystic Fibrosis can look healthy but on the inside its a very different story."
" My name is Portia Jones, I am 22 years old and everyday is a struggle for me. I suffer from the UK's most common life -threatening inherited disease Cystic Fibrosis.
CF effects over 8,000 people in the UK.
Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a single faulty gene that controls the movement of salt through the body. Although people with Cystic Fibrosis may look healthy on the outside it is internally that the damage is happening.
For a person to be born with Cystic Fibrosis both parents must be carriers of the faulty CF gene. 1 person in 25 carries the faulty gene, often without knowing it. This means there are well over 2 million carriers within the UK.
In CF, the internal organs, especially the lungs and the digestive system , become clogged with thick, sticky mucus, resulting in infections and inflammation making it hard to breathe and digest food.
There is currently no cure for CF, and everyday I have I am grateful for.
When I was younger CF did not play as huge a part in my life as it does now. I was just like any other child playing, running and always up to mischief. All that was different was that I had to take pills after I ate and do Physio every night.
Growing up with CF wasn't always easy, as i got older my health began to deterioate and i had more admissions to what was to become my second home. The hospital.
Now at the age of 22 I fight the biggest battle with CF everyday. Until a year ago I was completely mobile and independent, although my independence isn't like anyone else's. My definition of independence means not needing Oxygen all day, everyday and relying on my husband and family to help me to do day to day things that people often take for granted.
In the winter of 2008 I became very poorly, I was extremely underweight and kept having several collapsed lungs. My health was at the lowest it had ever been and was about to face my toughest battle yet, to survive the night.
It was a cold night in December and the doctor that was caring for me in the Royal Brompton Hospital asked to see my Husband Dale and my parents in a private room. In this room a conversation to take place that would later decide my fate.
The doctor sat down and proceeded to tell my husband and parents how my health had deterioted rapidly and how I was now in his words in serious trouble. The doctor continued to explain to them how he felt it was best that i be moved from Foulis ward and into intensive care as he didn't have much hope that i would be able to survive the night on my own without being on a ventilator.
My husband and parents responded and said to the doctor that they felt it was my choice and only i could make this choice.
When my family returned I knew it was bad news. The doctor then told me that my chances of surviving through the night were very slim and that in his professional opinion i should be moved to intensive care and put on a ventilator and that I couldn't have my family with me at all times.
My reaction shocked the doctor. I knew i couldn't fight this battle on my own and that i needed my family with me at all times to help me to grow stronger. So I requested not to be moved and took my chances.
My doctors often cool me a tough cookie and sometimes a medical miracle as i made it through that night and since that night have grown stronger and stronger.
Over the past year although my health has deteriorated have also achieved many goals too.
In April 2009 i was placed on the transplant list and am currently awaiting a lung transplant that will hopefully transform my life and give me back some of that independence that i have lost.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express how someone deals with CF and how this life-threatening disease isn't something your grow to live with, it grows with you.
I hope by hosting our charity evening that it not only raises awareness about CF but that it also makes people stop and realise just how precious life is, it is not until the simple things that people take for granted are taken from you that you realise just how precious life is. "
Thank you for your time
Portia Jones xx
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm
Kingston Skier Ed Drake
British men’s Skiing hopes lie with an athlete from Kingston at the Winter Olympics, which begin this Friday in Vancouver.
Ed Drake caught up with Radio Jackie’s Rod Bradbury to talk about his preparations ahead of the games.
Teatime is set to become tip time in Sutton as the Met launches its latest scheme to cut down on distraction burglaries.
Meals on wheels customers in the borough have been given free mugs with advice on keeping strangers out of the home.
The message ‘Here’s a tip while you sip’ is followed up with ‘Keep strangers out’ once hot water is poured into the mug.
Distraction burglars often target the frail or elderly tricking their way into the home and stealing cash and valuables.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm
One giant step for Leatherhead
Residents, service providers and an army of Rotarians joined forces to take one giant step closer to the completion of the Leatherhead Community Garden and Learning Centre.
The site will also be developed into a centre for learning on topics ranging from horticulture to cooking healthy meals. You can track the progress of the project by visiting www.leatherheadcommunitygarden.org.uk
The project is led by local residents and supported by Mole Valley District Council and a variety of other local agencies. Simon Woodhams, Chairman of the Community Garden and Learning Centre, said “I have been involved in this project from day one and it has been personally inspiring to see people from all walks of life get involved and make a difference in their local community. I am very grateful for the support we have received this week from the Rotarians and it was a great day for all involved”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm
Sutton students get sneaky peek
Students from Scola (Sutton College of Learning for Adults) took a glimpse behind the scenes inside the control room at Sutton Police station during an hour and a half long visit on Tuesday 2 February.
Two of the students were pictured in front of the giant CCTV monitoring screens in the control room, which display images from the 70 plus static cameras located around the borough.
The visitors also got to look around a police car and meet a police dog and its handler in the back yard of the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
How healthy is your heart?
During February, as shops line their shelves with love hearts, chocolates and red roses, it’s hard not to think about matters of the heart.
But experts at Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals are encouraging people to think about their hearts in a different way this Valentine’s Day, and to make sure your heart is a healthy one. The Trust’s leading heart expert, consultant cardiologist, Dr Richard Bogle said: “As Valentine’s Day approaches, we want local people to think about how healthy their hearts are.
Dr Bogle’s top tips for a healthy heart this Valentine’s Day are:
•Eat breakfast every day (research shows that the risk of developing diabetes goes up by 30 per cent in people who don’t eat breakfast, and you are more likely to develop heart disease if you have diabetes); •Switch to non-fat and low-fat dairy products; •Eat more fruits and vegetables; •Eat whole wheat and whole-grain breads and pastas and choose brown or wild rice (if you have trouble moving to whole-grain pasta, try one which is a blend of whole grain and refined flours); •Avoid pre-packaged foods and meals which are high in salt, sugar and fats; •Exercise regularly – a 30 minute walk or two 15 minute walks every day will help to keep your heart in shape.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am
Fulham vs Burnley
Fulham host Burnely tonight in the Premiership looking to welcome back Bobby Zamora and Simon Davies to the starting line up.
Zamora was out for Saturday's game against Bolton due to an illness, Simon Davies has been recovering from injury.
Fulham have only recorded 3pts so far this year so will be desperate for a win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am
Twickenham Skier Chemmy Alcott
Twickenham Skier and British Number 1 Chemmy Alcott is tipped for an outside chance of a medal at the Winter Olympics.
She has dominated British women's skiing for the last 10 years holding gold in Downhill, Super G, Super Combined, Giant Slalom and Slalom.
Radio Jackie reporter Anna Hemmings caught up with Chemmy ahead of the games.
Young offenders show their creative side
A selection of artwork by inmates at Feltham’s Young Offenders Institute are to go on display at the National Gallery.
The paintings and sculptures were all produced by 18 to 21 year olds currently serving sentences.
The works will be on display until the end of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm
Former Hounslow Commander guilty
Former Met Police Commander and Hounslow chief Ali Dizaei has been found guilty of misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.
He was arrested 18-months ago after a scuffle outside the Yas restaurant in Kensington with his former web designer Waad Al Baghdadi. Baghdadi claimed he was owed £600 for helping Dizaei create a personal website and when he questioned him, he became abusive.
This was the 999 call Dizaei made during the alleged assault in 2008. He can be heard asking for assistance when in fact, it was Baghdadi who needed help.
Jury sworn in for Coulsdon murder trial
A man’s gone on trial at the Old Bailey accused of murdering a woman from Coulsdon.
The body of 54 year old Linda Casey was found in Banstead Woods last August, five days after she went missing.
50 year old gardener Peter Ling from Wallington denies the charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm
Nurses teach the benefits of their job
Pupils from Greenshaw High School in Sutton paid a visit to St Helier Hospital recently to learn more about the working life of a matron and to tour the hospital.
Students from year 10 came into the hospital to hear matron Tanya Fuller and staff nurses Barbara Amoah-Young and Dawn Gibbons talk about what qualifications, skills and knowledge you need to become a nurse or matron.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm
Exercise for charity tonight
Help put an end to child abuse by joining Surrey Aerobathon.
More than 21-thousand sex offences have been committed against children in England and Wales in just one year.
Figures obtained by the NSPCC show an average of 60 crimes were recorded each day between April 2008 and March 2009.
Now we’re being asked to help put a stop to child abuse by taking part in the charity’s first ever Aerobathon in Surrey on February 8th.
TV star Zoe Lucker will be at the event in Walton.
Sports centres taking part all day include:
Xcel Leisure Complex, Waterside Drive in Walton Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Knowle Green, in Staines Egham Leisure Centre, Vicarage Road in Egham Addlestone Leisure Centre, School Lane in Addlestone
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm
Aspiring musician from Stoneleigh takes on knife crime in new song
An aspiring musician from Stoneleigh is taking on knife crime in his latest track.
17-year-old Jack Parker – or “Tants” as he’s known - is hoping his music will get through to his 1-thousand strong MySpace followers.
Jack’s track “I see” explores the effects of violence, not just for the victims, but the families of all those concerned.
More than 30 young people were violently killed in London in 2008.
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Iona enjoys writing plays, poetry and kayaking.
Ed was born and raised in South West London. Having competed in alpine skiing at the Olympic Games, he’s a lover of speed on a motorbike, car or on skis.
Grace wants to be the next Mary Berry, failing that, she's happy being a journalist! She recently started a vinyl record collection and loves old movies.
Katie is a Kingston girl who loves sport. She’s played hockey for England, but now enjoys cycling in the Surrey Hills with a good coffee and cake to finish.
Adam is passionate about football and Jaffa Cakes.
David presents both news and travel - more on Presenters page.
Katie has learnt to speak Spanish, Arabic and the odd bit of Persian. But when all seems a bit too much like hard work, she'll be playing the piano or guitar or just watching Netflix.
Holly would love to have a job that pays her to travel round the world and is a firm believer houmous goes with almost anything.
Sandra wants to travel the world in 60 days.
Warren loves rowing, playing piano and drums (not at the same time though!), and old BBC comedies.
Jamie’s hobbies include acting, writing, and eating cake.
Tayo used to watch Sir Trevor McDonald present the news and that inspired her lifelong dream of becoming a broadcast journalist. She is also a keen baker.