Sutton launches Poop Patrols
Dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets are being targeted in Sutton.
The local council and police are launching ‘poop patrols'.
Street Scene Officers will join forces with Safer Parks Police to patrol parks and residential areas across the borough.
Fines for not cleaning up after your pooch can be up to £1,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm
Friday, 19 February 2010
Gardener Guilty of Coulsdon Murder A man’s been found guilty of murdering a teacher from Coulsdon by an Old Bailey Jury.
50 year old gardener Peter Ling had admitted hitting Lynda Casey over the head with a piece of chalk.But he denied murder.
The Prosecution claimed he killed her out of jealousy after he found out she was going to leave him.
Her body was found in Banstead woods last august five days after she was reported missing.
Her abandoned car was found nearby. Ling will be sentenced later.
The following statement has been released by Lynda’s daughters on behalf of the whole family:
“Mum is dearly missed by her family and everyone who knew her. She was a loving, cheerful and kind person who helped others wherever and however she could. She loved seeing others achieve their goals.
“She was always there for us day or night and was an intricate part of our lives, from picking up our children, to being there at the birth of all her grandchildren whom she adored. Every year we would all go on holiday together and spend Christmas together and these were her favourite times of year.
“She was a passionate gardener and had opened up her own garden to raise money for charity. She held down three jobs and had two allotments where we could all spend time together as a family.
“Mum was extremely well educated and accomplished a degree in teaching in her spare time as well as working and being a great mum and Nan. She was a romantic and loved all the classic novels, poetry and music. She would always be laughing and happy and was a flower child at heart. Her motto was live and let live.
“The void her untimely and tragic death leaves behind is immense, too deep and painful to put into words, not only for us, her daughters, but for her seven grandchildren who miss her terribly.
"Mum was really excited and looking forward to the birth of her new grandchild but was denied the chance to ever meet her. The baby will never have the chance to know mum and experience her love and warmth and our sister had a new baby without mum there to share her joy and give her advice.
“The suddenness and unfair circumstances in which mum died only compounds our grief as she was young and had so much to live for. We had so many plans together and being denied the chance to say goodbye is hard to bear.
“Mum was our mentor. Her enthusiasm, her innocent down-to-earth view on life, and her encouragement in all we embarked on has been taken from us - our lives will never be the same.
“There isn’t a day, hour or minute we don’t all think of her.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
Olympics Skeleton & Skiing
Team GB are in a commanding position heading into the final day of the Women's Skeleton & Kingston's Ed Drake is back on the slopes today.
CCTV stills released in bid to get more information on Croydon man's murder
Police have now traced the people in the images This is the moment 26 year old wedding guest Mark Corcoran staggered into a shop asking for help after being stabbed.
He was attacked near to Crystal Palace's football ground on Valentines night and managed to raise the alarm, but died as paramedics were treating him.
Police would also like to speak to the girl in the image as she may have seen what happened.
If anyone has information or may know the witnesses featured in the CCTV images they should call police on 020 8721 4961; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A man in his 40s was arrested on 16 February. He was bailed to return to south London police station on 17 February on a date in mid march. Enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Chessington World Of Adventures ruthless publicity stunt
A pick and mix you won't want to try
Chessington World of Adventures is coming under fire from animal welfare experts.
The theme park is to offer visitors edible insects covered in chocolate this Friday.
Spare a thought for the cheese and bacon flavoured cricket or the chocolate ants.
Its all part of a publicity stunt for the site’s new Asian themed zone which is due to open soon.
Chessington told us all of the snacks are ethically produced.
Clapham's Marathon Man
A man from Clapham is gearing up to run this year's London Marathon on April 25th.
Ric Toone will be running for UK Youth along with his brother and friend.
They chose this charity after hearing a talk by the head of UK Youth John Bateman. UK Youth is the leading youth work charity supporting over 750,000 young people, 40,000 volunteers and 7,000 youth projects, youth clubs and youth groups. UK youth helps young people to raise their aspirations, realise their potential and have their achievements recognised.
They're hoping to raise a massive three thousand pounds and need your help!
Medal hopes in Curling & Snowboarding
We could see Great Britain's first Winter Olympics medal later today. Zoe Gillings has a realistic chance of a top-three finish in the ladies' snowboard cross.
Kingston's Ed Drake will be looking to improve on his 38th place in the men's downhill as he competes in both the Super Combined and the Super Combined Slalom.
With the constant sweeping and brushing, curling is often thought of as the sport of choice for the traditional housewife.
The British men's team open their campaign tonight, they're current world champions and are one of Britain's best hopes for a winter Olympic medal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
Schools minister pays Surbiton students a visit
Michael Gove MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Schools, visited Surbiton last week, with Helen Whately, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Kingston and Surbiton.
Mr Gove visited one othe borough's primary schools, to learn how it's coping with two bulge classes as well as its recent high rating in its Ofsted inspection.
He then met teachers, school governors and parents in Surbiton to discuss their concerns about education locally. The need for more schools and lack of sites was a hot topic. The challenge accessing support services for children with special needs was also raised during the visit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm
Monday, 15 February 2010
A project to restore a 60’s VW camper van went up in smoke in Staines this afternoon.
Fire crews were called to Fielding Avenue just off the Staines Road at around 2pm to attend a blaze at a garage.
The road was closed and ambulance services were also on the scene but there have been no reported injuries.
Police are advising people to keep their windows closed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm
Downhill Sking Preview
The Men's Downhill Skiing gets under way this evening with Kingston's Ed Drake competing at his first Olympic games.
The 24-year-olds preparations have been hampered by bad weather in Vancouver but he is hopeful for a top 20 finish.
Former British number 1 and Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell gave us his insights on the history of the event.
CHASE announces its first midnight walk.
It will be taking place this May to celebrate Children’s Hospice Week (15-22 May).
The CHASE Superheroes Night Walk, will take place on Saturday 22 May with a 10 mile route starting and finishing at the new state-of-the-art Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
The charity is encouraging people to enter the walk for their superhero. The walk is open to men and women over 16 and will raise funds to support local families with life-limited children.
CHASE Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Jenny Edwards said: “At CHASE, the families we support are the true superheroes, having to face very difficult situations together. Enter the CHASE Superheroes Night Walk and walk 10 miles at night for your hero whilst raising as much money as you can to help support local families with life-limited children.
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