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Saturday, 27 February 2010

Beavers at Kingston Police Station

Kingston Police station’s had some special guests today – sixty beavers.

Not the furry animals but the child variety.

The station’s been holding an open day for packs from Chessington, Malden, Kingston and Cornwell.

The children have been meeting the police horses and sitting in squad cars.

As well as being a fun day out it’s a chance for youngsters to learn about the important role the police play in the community and how and when to use the 999 service
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Friday, 26 February 2010

All clear issued
A flood warning has been issued for the River Mole and its tributaries from Kinnersley Manor to Hersham.

Recent heavy rain falling on saturated ground is to blame.

The flood watch warning is the least severe warning but does mean there is a risk of flooding in low lying land and roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 pm  

Sutton Literature Festival
A new literature festival launches in Sutton next week.

Sutton Write Now! is a month long programme comprising a series of workshops run by acclaimed poets, writers and performers.

Themes covered will include fiction, short stories and comedy.

The event is being run by Sutton Council in partnership with Arts Council England. It aims to encourage a new generation of writers and poets in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 pm  

Fundraiser in Ewell tomorrow night


To pledge your support, please turn up on the night.

A massive fundraiser is taking place tomorrow to raise money for Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre.

The event at the Green Man in Ewell has been organised by Ray Finch of Greenfield Cleaners in Epsom.

He decided on Headley Court after they helped his friend’s son Steven who was left brain damaged after serving in Afghanistan.

He was treated at Headley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm  

Three sue for damages over Battersea accident

Three people mentally scarred after witnessing a fatal crane crash in Battersea are suing for damages.

Crane operator Jonathan Cloke and 23 year old Michael Alexa, who was changing a tyre, died after the 165 foot high machine collapsed on a block of flats on July 7th last year.

One of those suing is Mr Alexa's friend who was standing nearby at the time.

Norfolk based insurers for the crane owner, Falcon Crane Hire, admitted liability but compensation hasn’t been agreed.

The tower crane had been leased to Barratt Developments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

Wildlife haven for Richmond

Sir David Attenborough is planning to create a haven for animals in the garden of his house in Richmond.

The BAFTA winning broadcaster wants to extend his property into the derelict pub that sits beside his house.

He purchased the pub on Park Road for one million pounds last year.

He’s hoping to create an urban orchard, glasshouse and bog garden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 pm  

Flooding expected in the Mole Valley

Residents living near to the River Mole are being warned about excessive flooding.

The Environment Agency has put three warnings into place across its Thames Region.

Heavy rain is expected, particularly on Sunday.

Are you experiencing heavy flooding? Contact our travel team on 0208 288 1300 so they can share it with SW London and Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Baby killed by falling lampost in Chiswick is named
The baby killed after a falling lamppost crushed his buggy in Chiswick was meant to celebrate his first birthday today.

Tommy Hollis died yesterday morning, two days after his pram was hit by the 40 foot mast outside Chiswick Town Hall.

In a statement released earlier, his parents said; we’re utterly devastated by the loss and thank the community and friends for their love and prayers and request that our privacy is respected and upheld.

A 62 year old female bystander suffered spinal injuries but was discharged from hospital a day after the accident.

The boy’s male carer was not injured. An investigation into the Turnham Green road works scheme has been launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

Sutton now in line for disruptive roadworks

Businesses on Sutton High Street are being warned about its temporary closure.

Part of it is to be closed off by Southern Gas for ten weeks from Tuesday March 16th.

Old metal pipes are to be replaced with new plastic mains. Buses will also be on diversion.

Councillors are worried about the effect it will have on restaurants, bars and shops.

We’ll keep you fully updated with travel reports throughout the period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Naomi Campbell at Shepherd's Bush

Catwalk Queen Naomi Campbell was strutting her stuff at Europe’s largest shopping centre earlier.

The supermodel was selling fashion for relief t-shirts to shoppers at Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush.

All money raised will go to helping the survivors of the Haiti earthquake last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Harlequin's match this Sunday
Its derby time again for Harlequins as they take on old rivals London Irish this Sunday.

Quins won the last meet, with a draw the time before.

The game at the Madejski is set to be a thriller, with Quins needing a win to break into the top six of the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Illegal immigrants found working in Cobham
Police in Elmbridge have deported three illegal immigrants who were found working at a Chinese in Cobham.

Officers attended the New Cobham Restaurant following enquires within the area and found four people from Malaysia working illegally.

Two men and one woman were found to have overstayed their visa restrictions and have since been ejected from the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Burglary in Ashford
Thieves have stolen more than 80 car engines and gear boxes from a trailer in Ashford.

The robbers cut a large hole in the side of container on land next to the cemetery off London Road.

Police say it was calculated and highly organised and the haul was worth thousands of pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Independent representatives needed for Surrey County Council
The Committee in charge of keeping Surrey’s councillors in check is looking for new independent representatives.

The Standards Committee ensures that Surrey County Councillors keep to a code of conduct.

The two new representatives are needed to ensure the committee remains impartial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Lib Dem MPs cash donations
Lib Dem MP Susan Kramer donated more cash to her party than Vince Cable at the end of last year.

Electoral Commission figures show she paid in 15-thousand pounds in the final quarter of 2009.

That’s considerably higher than the 2-thousand pounds gifted by her Twickenham counterpart.

But she’ll have a tough time matching the spending power of her Tory rival for Richmond Park – Zac Goldsmith.

He’s rumoured to be worth around 200-million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Million pound prize still unclaimed
A lottery ticket buyer who bought a ticket is yet to claim a 1.2 million pound prize.

The ticket, with the winning numbers 5, 7, 15, 37, 42 and 44, was bought in Hammersmith and Fulham 2 weeks ago.

The ticket-holder has until August to claim the winnings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Praise for Fulham
Roy Hodgson has hailed his Fulham side's display after they knocked Uefa Cup holders Shakhtar Donetsk out of Europe.

Brede Hangeland's goal helped the Cottagers seal a place in the last 16 of the Europa League with a 1-1 draw in Ukraine.

The Fulham boss says it was one of those nights that the fans and everyone connected with the club can be very proud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Wayne Bridge to face John Terry tomorrow
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini's confirmed Wayne Bridge WILL play against Chelsea tomorrow lunchtime.

It means he's likely to go head-to-head with former Blues and England teammate John Terry.

Bridge announced yesterday that he's unavailable for the World Cup, after newspaper revelations about the pair's private lives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Virginia Water Brothel
Police have shut down a suspected brothel in Virginia Water.

They raided the premises in Station Parade after reports it was being used for prostitution.

Searches confirmed suspicions and an enforced closure was immediately put in place.

The owner is now working with police to identify those responsible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Downs Syndrome charity holds gala in Teddington
A Down Syndrome charity in Twickenham’s looking for new support ahead of its annual fundraiser.

21 and Co. helps kids with speech and language as well as holding get-togethers for the families of those with Downs.

They’re holding a gala night at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington next Saturday – where they hope to raise up to £20-thousand.

For tickets and to find out how to help 21&Co, visit their website.

Sue Robson from the charity spoke to Radio Jackie this morning...
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

British Olympic Association defends Vancouver performance
British Olympic Association chief executive Andy Hunt says Team GB’s performance at the Winter Olympics has been creditable.

Britain’s only medal so far - gold – has come from Amy Williams in the skeleton.

But critics question whether it’s a fair return on the 6.5 million pounds invested in winter sports athletes over the last four years.

UK Sports, which funds Britain’s elite athletes, had publicly set a target of three medals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Kingston Hospital NOT under threat
Richmond Park MP Susan Kramer's claims Kingston's maternity and A&E Units are under threat were shouted down at a public Question Time style meeting tonight.

She took to the floor along with Conservative Parliamentary hopeful Zac Goldsmith and Labour hopeful Eleanor Tunnicliffe.

The pair ganged up on her claims Labour is secretly planning to close vital units.

Mr Goldsmith labeled the so- called findings as 'scare mongering,' while Ms Tunnicliffe was backed up by the hospital's head of nursing who said they were confident the hospital was safe.

There were also claims from the audience that the Lib Dems were using scare tactics to win votes in the forthcoming elections.

Ms Kramer however, says the hospital cannot be safe when £300 million worth of cutbacks are needed across the NHS.

To hear the interviews stay tuned to Jackie News.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 pm  

New Malden businessman handed jail sentence
A Barclays bank worker who masterminded an attempt to steal more than one million pounds from wealthy London account holders has been jailed for five years.

Cashier Mohamed Iqbal conned customers at the Sloane Square branch of the bank between August and November 2007.

Four other members of the gang, including 51 year old Naresh Patwari of Selbourne Road, New Malden, were jailed for between 12 months and four and a half years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 pm  

Football results
Two English clubs have made it to the last-16 of the Europa League.

Liverpool won 3-1 in Romania against Unirea, which is a 4-1 victory over the two legs.

And Fulham's 1-1 draw in Ukraine against Shakhtar Donetsk is enough for a 3-2 aggregate triumph.


Meanwhile, Chelsea has confirmed that goalkeeper Petr Cech tore his calf muscle in last night's Champions League defeat at Inter Milan.

He'll be out for up to four weeks, meaning he'll miss the return leg against Jose Mourinho's side on March 16th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm  

Tributes pour in for baby killed in Chiswick
The Mayor of Hounslow has paid tribute to a baby killed after being crushed by a lamp post on Tuesday.

The infant who hasn’t been named died just after five o’clock this morning.

The flag is flying at half mast on the Council’s Civic Centre.

Several books of condolence have been opened at Chiswick’s Town hall. The accident happened just outside.

A 62 year old woman injured in the accident has been discharged from hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

London ambulance staff preparing for London Marathon challenge
London Ambulance Staff are limbering up for the London Marathon.

They’re running in aid of Epsom based MERU.

The charity designs and manufactures bespoke equipment for children and young adults with disabilities.

The runners are hoping to raise at least 25 thousand pounds for the cause.

To pledge your support log onto meru.org.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

London ambulance staff preparing for run of their life

London Ambulance Staff are limbering up for the London Marathon.




They’re running in aid of Epsom based MERU.

The charity designs and manufactures bespoke equipment for children and young adults with disabilities.

The runners are hoping to raise at least 25 thousand pounds for the cause.

To pledge your support log onto www.meru.org.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Green fingers all round


Green fingered enthusiasts in Hanworth are preparing for a grand unveiling.

They’re getting ready to open the Polytunnel Church Road Allotment.

The land has been specially transformed so children with special needs can grow vegetables.

Raised beds mean easier access for wheelchair users. The unveiling will be held on Saturday march 20th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

PICTURES: Troops march through Esher
Royal Artillery troops got a rousing reception at a parade in their honour last Friday.

Crowds gathered in Esher to celebrate their return from a six-month tour of Afghanistan.

Phil Smith caught the troops on camera as they marched along the High Street:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

South West Trains cut ticket office opening hours
People who get the train from Barnes, Hampton and 22 other stations in South West London will soon have a job to buy their tickets in person.

South West Trains says its looking to cutback ticket office opening hours at some of its quieter stations.

The firm says more than half of travellers now pay online or buy from vending machines instead.

It’s thought Sundays and weekday evenings will be the first to see changes.

The 24 stations covered by the proposed new opening hours:
Ash Vale
Barnes
Berrylands
Brookwood
Camberley
Christchurch
Clandon
Crewkerne
Farncombe
Fulwell
Hampton
Hinchley Wood
Malden Manor
Motspur Park
Netley
Pokesdown
St Denys
St Margarets
Strawberry Hill
Sunningdale
Thames Ditton
Virginia Water
Whitchurch
Whitton
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Best foot forward

Calum Best is taking a break from life in London to take on a new challenge when he embarks on a charity trek to Vietnam at the end of the month. The trek is in aid of Tadworth based The Children’s Trust, a national charity which provides specialist care to some of the UK’s most severely disabled children, and rehabilitation services to children with an acquired brain injury.

The 29-year-old television personality, together with Gail Porter, is busily working on his fitness at a London gym in preparation for the trek in North Vietnam which begins on Saturday 27th February, with a flight to Hanoi.

Calum, who is hoping to raise over £5,000 said: “I am delighted to be taking part in this trek as, having met the children at The Children’s Trust, I have seen at first hand their determination, regardless of their disabilities, to take on their own individual challenges to help them enjoy a better quality of life.”
If you would like to sponsor Calum, please visit: www.justgiving.com/Calum-Best
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Voice in a Million
Voice in a Million is coming to Shepperton this weekend.

Michelle Quinn reports
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Thorpe Park Pee
Organisers from Thorpe Park are taking the pee with their latest attraction ‘Saw Alive’ a live action horror maze.

Based on the washroom scene from the film, the ride will take on the stench of public toilets and organisers want your wee.

From this Friday special urine sample stands will be set up for people to come along and pee into.

The stench of the winning wee will be bottled, re-created and pumped into the maze for greater authenticity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Wrongfully Arrested
More than £2.2million pounds has been paid in compensation to victims who have been wrongfully arrested by the Metropolitan Police.

In the last 3 years the number of civil cases bought against the Met has gone up from 78 to 132 an increase of 70%

The amount paid in solicitors fee’s is over £1.7million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

Teddington Jewellery Robbery
An armed robbery has taken place at Nichols Jewellers in Teddington.

Thieves used a bin to smash a window stealing valuables from the shop.

They suspects were chased by members of the public but made away on foot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

More travel chaos in store for A3 drivers

Just when you thought the travel chaos was over, more roadwork misery is in store for drivers using the A3.

Emergency gas repairs are being carried out at Shannon Corner.

One lane has been closed northbound. It's not yet clear when it will reopen.

Water works at Tolworth caused chaos over the last few days with journey times extended by up to an hour.

We’ll keep you fully updated with travel reports throughout the afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

The Heart of Hounslow is officially opened as a polyclinic

The highly successful The Heart of Hounslow polyclinic will be opened officially on 25 February 2010 by Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Services and MP for Brentford and Isleworth, Ann Keen.

The Heart of Hounslow has been a big hit with local residents in its first 10 months as a polyclinic. Over 20,000 people have used the walk-in practice that is open 8am to 8pm every day of the year. This demonstrates its value to local residents by providing convenient and accessible high-quality services. The range of services
•walk-in practice open 8am to 8pm every day of the year
•x-ray and ultrasound, usually only available within a hospital setting, in February 2010. It will be possible for patients to have their scans within the hours of GP referral for x-ray and ultrasound
•a range of community-based services such as dermatology, ophthalmology and sexual health. Including cardiology services and a range of diagnostic tests and treatments, usually only available within a hospital setting
•healthy food café specialising in fresh juice, smoothies and healthy eating
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Team GB at the Winter Olympics
Great Britain's men's curling team will face a play-off with Sweden for a place in the Winter Olympics semi-finals.

They lost their final group match to Norway 9-5, the winner of the play-off will then meet the unbeaten Canadians.

But it was the end of the road for Britain's women's curling team.

They were already up against it heading into their final round robin match with Canada.

But a six-five defeat to the Canadians has confirmed they're heading home.

And GB’s hopes of winning a two-man bobsleigh medal are looking remote with Nicola Mini-chi-ello and Gillian Cooke 10th after two of the four runs.

The world champions are one place ahead of team-mates Paula Walker and Kelly Thomas, but both are more than one second behind leaders Canada 1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Cobham banker trial
A jury at the trial of a retired Cobham banker accused of insider trading, have been told it’s impossible to know if the activity took place.

It’s thought Malcolm Calvert made nearly £300-thousand profit by using leaked information.

The 65-year-old denies 12 counts of insider dealing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Battle of Britain pilot dies
One of the Battle of Britain's most successful pilots has died at the age of 89.

Wing Commander Bob Doe flew Spitfires during the battle and was one of the RAF flying aces, destroying at least 14 enemy craft.

The Surrey-born pilot died in hospital of pneumonia on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Cheryl and Ashley Cole set for quick divorce
Lawyers say Cheryl and Ashley Cole could be divorced within weeks.

They've separated following a series of newspaper revelations about the Chelsea defender's private life.

There’s speculation the couple are worth a combined £20-million, with their home in Godalming valued at around £4-million.

But the Girls Aloud singer's statement yesterday didn't reveal when - or if - she'd be filing for divorce.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Wandsworth Council crime fighting winners
Wandsworth Council has been named as the winner of a prestigious new London-wide crimefighting award.

It’s for its work in tackling yobbish and anti-social behaviour that plagued a small estate in East Putney.

Wandsworth was honoured for its work in combating the activities of a group of teenagers who were bringing misery to residents living in Strathan Close.

Residents had been subject to unacceptable levels of anti social behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

New US Embassy in Battersea
Philadelphia-based firm Kieran Timberlake will design the new American Embassy in Battersea.

Wandsworth Council granted outline planning permission for a new building at Nine Elms last September.

An extensive public consultation will take place on the plans in the coming months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Battersea Power Station redevelopment decision
Plan to redevelop Battersea Power Station have won support from Government planners.

The £5-and-a-half-billion project would see nearly 4-thousand homes built along with offices, shops and restaurants.

The plans also promise to restore the famous chimneys and transform the 40-acre site into a business conference hub.

Wandsworth Council’s expected to make a further decision in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Ali Dizaei assualted in prison
It's reported shamed police commander Ali Dizaei has been assaulted in prison.

The former head of Hounslow police is serving a four-year jail sentence for assaulting and falsely arresting a businessman.

Another inmate apparently poured a slop bucket over Dizaei's head on Monday.

He was moved out of Wandsworth prison last week after receiving a number of death threats when he arrived there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Shepperton criminal at large
Surrey Police are appealing for help to track down a Shepperton criminal who’s breached the conditions of his release licence.

Luke Streatfield was released from Highdown Prison in October after serving twelve months for actual bodily harm.

But after failing to attend compulsory probation meetings, the 23-year-olds been ordered to return to prison.

Streatfield is white with short-cropped hair, is around 5 foot 8 tall and has links to central London and Guildford.

Anyone who sees him is urged not to approach him but to call police immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Chelsea reunite with Jose Mourinho later
Chelsea are set for a special reunion with the ‘Special One’ in the Champions League this evening.

They’re in Italy where they take on Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan at the San Siro.

The Blues have major problems at left back with Ashley Cole and Yuri Zhirkov both injured.

Paulo Ferreira is ineligible to play in the Champions League, meaning either Juliano Belletti or Florent Malouda will fill in.

Mourinho was Chelsea’s most successful manager, winning back to back league titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Series of thefts in Woking
Woking residents are being warned to stay vigilant after a spate of burglaries in the area.

Properties in Maybury, Horsell and St. John’s have been targetted.

Thieves have smashed through windows or doors to enter the property and jewellery has been taken.

Homeowners are advised to keep their property safe by ensuring every security measure is used.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Three charged in Sutton's crackdown on illegal dumping
Sutton’s crackdown on illegal dumping is continuing with three more offenders prosecuted.

Three men have been convicted and fined because of their flytipping.

A professional waste collector was fined after his company collected refuse at Earls Court, which was later found dumped in Carshalton.

He had to pay almost 800 pounds in fees and charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

Woking area to be revamped
Hoe Valley in Woking is set for a revamp.

The area, some of which is on a flood plain, has a new 40 million pound scheme to protect homes from the risk of flooding.

The scheme looks to protect 500 residents from flooding as well as providing 150 new homes.

Woking Park will be enhanced and four bridges across the Hoe Stream will be rebuilt.

Waste area from the disused Woking tip will also be decontaminated.

The plans will be fully funded without having to raise Council Tax, with money coming from grants and other assets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Two injured after lampost falls in Chiswick
A baby boy and a 62 year old woman have been seriously injured after being hit by a falling lamppost in Chiswick.

The one year old child was taken to hospital by air ambulance with life threatening injuries.

The woman thought to be the child’s nanny was taken to Hospital with back injuries.

Both were said to be unconcious.

Police are investigating what caused the lamppost in Sutton Court road to fall, and roads in the area have been closed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Winter Olympics Kingston Skier Ed Drake
Kingston’s Ed Drake is back on the slopes today competing in the men’s Skiing Giant Slalom.

In his first Olympics this will be the youngsters 4th event so far, former British Number 1 & Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell thinks he can cope with the work load.



The Women’s Curling team are all but out, they lost 9-8 to Denmark leaving them with slim chances of a medal.

They need a win against Canada tonight and rely on other results going their way if they are to progress to the semis.

It’s the finals of the Women’s Ski Cross today, Britain’s Sarah Sauvey in her first Olympics will be looking for a strong run.

Her position is quite unique having funded her racing career through part time jobs whilst also studying for a Business Degree.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

West Ham to face Manchester United later
Chelsea will be hoping for a favour from former forward Gianfranco Zola tonight.

The West Ham manager takes his side to Old Trafford where they’ll face Manchester United.

A win for the champions would see them close the gap at the top of the Premier League to just a point behind the Blues.

Chelsea are in Champions League action tomorrow night against ex-manager Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Designer of US Embassy in Battersea to be announced later
The winner of a competition to design the new US Embassy at Nine Elms in Battersea will be announced later.

The winning design will be picked from a short list of four, with the model going on display to the public until the 20th of March.

Residents will also get the chance to see the three models that didn’t make it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

No problems between Chelsea and Ashley Cole
It's being reported there's no problem between Chelsea and Ashley Cole, despite newspaper reports the defender feels victimised by the club.

The left back is at the centre of a string of allegations about his private life.

There's been no disciplinary action against him, although several papers claim he'll dispute any fine or suspension.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Mens Curling team doing well at Olympics
Great Britain's men are still in the hunt for a semi-final place in the Curling at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

They crushed Germany 8-2 overnight - and now face Norway in their final match this evening.

Not such good news for the women team though, they lost a thrilling game against Denmark 9-8 to virtually leave them out of the competition.

It means the team have lost their last four matches to slip to five defeats and three wins.

They now need a win against table-topping Canada in their final game at 5’o’clock this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Local groups to challenge Heathrow third runway
A coalition of local councils, environmental groups and residents will mount a legal challenge to the Government later over plans for a third runway at Heathrow.

Lawyers will argue the consultation process for the expansion was fundamentally flawed after it was given the go-ahead last year.

The group will say a third runway is inconsistent with the UK's climate change targets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Kingston teenager safe after ship capsized
A Kingston teenager spent two days clinging to a life raft in the Atlantic – after a dream sailing holiday went horrifically wrong.

19 year old Sarah Calascione was on a round the world trip when a strong wind capsized the Canadian ship Concordia.

After 48 hours of panic her family were finally told the Brazilian Navy had rescued her along with 64 other students and crew, on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Lufthansa Pilots suspend strike
The union representing Lufthansa pilots has decided to suspend their strike for two weeks.

Yesterday 4,000 pilots went on strike, grounding 800 flights.

Disruption is still expected at Heathrow airport today.

Passengers are advised to check before they travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Inmates could sue Wandsworth Prison
Inmates at Wandsworth prison could be about to sue the Prison Service for up to half a million pounds.

It’s thought a batch of ‘dodgy’ jail canteen sandwiches led to around 250 prisoners catching salmonella.

Each victim may be able to sue for between one and five thousand pounds if the case can be proved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Monday, 22 February 2010

Police Cannabis find
Police have uncovered a substantial cannabis factory at a house in Surrey.

It was discovered at a large 4 bedroom detached property in Horley.

An estimated 250 plants were discovered with an estimated street value of around 40 thousand pounds.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 pm  

A3 to re-open tomorrow
Thames Water says it hopes to have the A3 re-opened as normal by tomorrow morning.

They’ve been repairing a burst water main between New Malden and Tolworth since yesterday afternoon.

With two lanes closed heading Southbound – there were delays of more than an hour with tailbacks reaching Tibbet’s Corner.

The work also left 400 homes in Worcester Park without water, as engineers cut off the mains supply to replace damaged pipes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Twickenham charity nominated
A Twickenham based charity has been nominated for an award worth £10,000.

Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre offers practical support and information to women.

The charity also conducts lessons in local schools which have been very successful.

The Centre for Social Justice Awards recognises local groups who fight poverty. The winners will be announced in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Surreys United
From one Surrey to another, a historic relationship is being renewed thanks to the Olympics.

Surrey in Canada borders on the Winter Olympic City of Vancouver.

It's a similar position our Surrey will be in during the 2012 summer games in London.

A live satellite link was set up between the two areas, with two representatives from each Surrey pledging a partnership.

This partnership will encourage business and tourism connections, and will promote exchanges and projects involving with young people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Croydon Olympian arrested
Olympic diver Blake Aldridge has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and attacking a supermarket security guard.

Police say the incident happened early on Friday morning at a supermarket in south London.

27-year old Aldridge from Croydon - has been bailed until mid-March.

Aldridge and partner Tom Daley came eighth in the 10-metre synchronised dive at the 2008 Olympics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

A strike overhead
British Airways cabin crew have voted in favour of strike action in their row over jobs, pay and conditions.

The Unite union says 81 percent of members backed the walkout in a long running dispute over cost cutting measures - including reductions in crew numbers.

Strike dates won't be announced until Thursday - although the union's ruled out taking action over Easter.

British Airways has released this statement:

The outcome of Unite's ballot is very disappointing and brings a renewed threat of industrial action, which is completely unjustified.

In the weeks before and during the ballot period, Unite claimed that we had breached individual crew members' contracts by making modest changes to onboard crew numbers on flights from Heathrow. We have always said this claim was false, and it was rejected by the High Court three days ago.

The vast majority of crew who voted in this ballot will have done so before the High Court decision. We hope Unite will bear this fact in mind as it considers its next steps.

We believe some progress has been made in recent talks under the auspices of the TUC and we reiterate our wish to resolve the issues between us in the interests of our customers and all our staff.

However, we will not allow Unite to ruin this company. Should a strike take place, we will do everything we can to protect our customers' travel plans as far as possible.

In the meantime, we continue to run our business and our flights are operating as normal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Brown denies bullying
Downing Street says it has not been contacted by an anti-bullying charity which claims it's received calls from within Number Ten.

Gordon Brown's supporters are urging the National Bullying Helpline to prove staff have complained about his behaviour.

The Prime Minister denies mistreating workers at Downing Street.

Labour MP for Ealing North Stephen Pound says the PM isn't a bully.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

British Chamber of Commerce urges parliament not to abandon further expansion at Heathrow
Research suggests spending on key UK infrastructure projects, including a third runway at Heathrow, must not be cut despite tight public finances.

The British Chamber of Commerce says investment in 13 transport projects over the next five years would provide an 85 billion pound boost to the economy.

The Labour and Conservative parties have said they would cut public spending to reduce the budget deficit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Strike at Heathrow
German airline Lufthansa has cancelled more than 800 of its flights today after a strike by pilots.

More than 4 thousand staff are involved in the 4-day walkout – including those based at Heathrow - over job security and conditions.

Travellers are being advised to check the company's website before setting off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Shop in North Cheam destroyed by fire
The former Woolworth's unit in North Cheam has been badly damaged by fire.

Fire crews were called the site - more recently home to Carpetright - at around 3am Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Epsom doctor is thanked after helping woman give birth
A woman who miscarried 18 times has thanked an Epsom doctor for helping her finally give birth.

Angie Baker heard about Dr Hassan Shehata’s work and asked to be referred to him.

She was found to have too many so-called Natural Killer cells – which attacked the foetus.

Although miscarriage isn’t rare – repeat problems like Angie’s aren’t so common, with one-in-fifteen-thousand women suffering up to five failed pregnancies.

Angie struck 19th time lucky though – and reached full term with baby Raiya
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Murder inquiry launched in Norwood
A murder inquiry's been launched after a fatally injured man staggered into a newsagents for help.

It happened on White Horse Lane near Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace drew 2-2 with Aston Villa hours earlier.

The victim, in his 30s or 40s died a short while later.

Police say they're not aware of any link to the match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Plans to build a supermosque in Sandhurst are challenged
Defence Chiefs in Surrey are fighting plans to build a “supermosque” next to Sandhurst Academy.

Senior military officers are said to be concerned about the safety of cadets.

There are also fears the Arabian-style building won’t be in keeping with the area – with 100ft minarets and six domes.

The group behind the mosque wants to demolish a listed Victorian school, currently occupying the site.

Surrey Heath Council is now considering the plans for approval.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Croydon child robber is arrested
An 11-year-old boy from Croydon who’s walked free from court 19 times after a string of robberies – has been arrested.

It’s after the boy fled from care staff whilst on a trip to the Tower of London.

He returned to Croydon and broke into a home, taking a TV and Playstation.

But after his arrest, police were forced to bail him – as he can’t be locked up until he turns 12.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Ashley Cole faces fines by Chelsea
It doesn't get better for Chelsea’s Ashley Cole.

Reports in this morning's papers claim he could be fined two weeks wages by the Blues for breaching the club's new 'anti-sleaze' rules.

It's after a succession of tabloid rumours concerning alleged infidelity.

Cole was forced to call Surrey police last week, after burglars broke in whilst he was at home recovering a broken ankle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Abbey Road is safe
Music group EMI has confirmed it’s not considering selling the Abbey Road studios in St Johns Wood.

The studio that was made famous by The Beatles will be redeveloped instead.

The firm rejected an offer for the historic building last year.

It comes after days of speculation, which said they would sell Abbey Road to ease its debts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Hospitals to install TV screens to help cut back on energy use
TV screens are to be installed in hospitals in Epsom, Sutton and St.Helier hospitals to tell staff exactly how much energy they are using.

The screens will also tell staff what they must do to cut back.

The trust say they want to make inroads into their £2.8 million pound energy bill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Gun fire reports in Croydon
Bullet casings have been found in a street in Croydon after reports of gun fire on Saturday.

Police say they were found in Therapia Lane.

No one has been reported injured and an investigation is underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

A new kidney care centre is set up in Sutton
Kidney disease suffers in Sutton will no longer have to make long, boring trips to hospital to get their dialysis

A new care centre has been set up in Sutton high Street, so they can take their three times weekly treatment during a trip to the shops.

The centre also provides TV for each position allowing patients to be entertained while they go through the procedure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Pothole repairs throughout Surrey
350 potholes have been repaired on Surreys roads after the ice and snow.

The whole project is costing half a million pounds and it’s only a third complete.

Officials say all roads in the county will have been repaired by March but some may still need resurfacing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Cash machines in Woking are targeted
If a cash machine swallows your card then immediately call your bank.

That’s the warning after a number of machines in Woking were targeted by a so called “Lebanese Loop”.

Thieves install a system that makes it appear the machine has retained your card, but in fact is just keeping it for the criminals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Poop Patrols in Sutton
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 @ 11:11 am  

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