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Saturday, 10 April 2010

Carshalton man charged for possession of cannabis

A man from Carshalton has had to pay a hefty fine after being caught in possession of cannabis.

A raid was carried out on Luke Tyler’s flat at Tyrell Court in North Street last month.

The 23 year old pleaded guilty to the charge and has been fined 200 pounds as well as 85 pounds in costs
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Murder investigation begins in Southall
A murder investigation is under way after a man was fatally stabbed in Southall last night.

The police and air ambulance were called to a business unit on the Bridge Road Industrial Estate,

-Where he was found with a single stab wound to the chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 43 year old man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

John Terry's dad arrested
Chelsea captain John Terry’s dad has been arrested for dealing cocaine.

55 year old Ted Terry will appear in court next month charged with supplying a class A drug.

He was arrested following an alleged incident at a wine bar.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Surrey goes green
Half of Surrey’s residents turned down their heating this winter because they feared expensive fuel bills.

Despite the long winter, green campaigners are hailing it as a success with Surrey being ranked seventh in a green league table of the home counties.

The survey also showed 2/3rds of Surrey residents would install solar panels to try to cut costs in future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

Friday, 9 April 2010

A warning to Woking's drivers
Thieves have targetted a number of cars in Woking in recent days.

Sunglasses, Ipods and sat navs have been taken from the glove boxes of cars.

Police are warning drivers to be careful.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

McLaren move forward on development
Jenson Button says the team have moved forward in developing the car.

The Mclaren driver has been back at the factory in Woking after the race in Sepang ahead of next week’s Chinese Grand Prix.

He says they’ve fine tuned the balance of the car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

Man to stand trial next year
A man's to go on trial next year accused of making a bomb threat while drunk on a plane.

Ronald Fowles denies saying there was a device on board the flight to Dubai and says he wasn't drunk.

Staff challenged the 58 year-old while the plane was taxiing at Heathrow Airport in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Chelsea/ Fulham team news
Chelsea keeper Hilario is struggling to be fit for the FA cup semi final with Villa tomorrow because of a groin injury.

Defender Ivanovic will have a late fitness test on his knee.

Fulham don’t play until Sunday after their heroics in Europe last night.

They take on Liverpool which could be a dress rehearsal for the Europa league final

In-form striker Bobby Zamora is doubtful with an Achilles injury.

Simon Davies could also miss out after picking up a rib injury in the Wolfsburg win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Perry hopes to make immediate impression
Harlequins new loan signing is hoping to make an immediate impression.

22 year old Kevin Penny makes his debut for the Quins league team tomorrow against St Helens.

He’s says it’s a massive opportunity for him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Top tennis stars set for Hammersmith
World number two Novak Djokovic has been confirmed for this year's Queen's Club tennis Championships in Hammersmith.

He's added to a field which already includes Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick.

The Serbian lost in the 2008 final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Royal Parks under fire
The Royal Parks has come under fire once again.

The daughter of top tennis coach Yuri Ouvarov blames the agency for allowing Regents Park to fall into disrepair.

He hanged himself after learning the 99 year old tennis club where he taught would close.

Bosses were ambushed last month by angry Richmond Park residents after they pushed through parking charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Sutton man ordered to carry out community work
A man from Sutton has been sentenced to a 100 hours unpaid community work after committing drug offences.

23 year old Kaine Judge pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Hounslow man ordered to pay back millions
A man from Hounslow convicted and jailed for 7 years for tax evasion has been ordered to pay 3 and a half - million pounds back.

35 year old Harjit Singh Takkar bought mobile phones and computer chips from suppliers in France.

These items didn’t attract VAT as they were European imports.

But they were then sold on in the UK with the VAT added through a number of companies.

A judge made the confiscation order yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Former Royal aide due in court
A former royal aide is due in court later accused of escaping from an open prison.

Jane Andrews - a former dresser to the Duchess of York - walked out of East Sutton Park prison near Maidstone last November.

The 42-year-old was jailed for life after being convicted of murdering wealthy businessman Tom Cressman in Fulham in 2001 when he refused to marry her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

A decision due on possible re-trial
A decision will be made today over the possible re-trial of a man from Walton accused of murder.

29 year old Rachid Riahi denies stabbing his step-father Kevin Francis at their home last October.

The original trial was halted last month because the jury couldn't agree on a verdict.

Officials will decide if a new trial will take place with a new jury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Crimewatch presenter speaks out
Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding says he feared he would be killed like previous presenter Jill Dando.

It’s after a woman was found guilty of stalking him.

24 year old Toneeta Beckford sent the BBC1 Presenter abusive and threatening texts.

Ms Dando was murdered by a gunman,who has never been caught, on her Fulham doorstep in April 26, 1999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Surrey needs more money for potholes
Surrey’s roads are to get 1.5 million extra pounds to help clear up the potholes left during the winter but the county council say it’s not enough.

The government has been handing out 200 million pounds which was allocated in the budget.

But council officials say Surrey should have got more as it has busier roads that many other places in the UK
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Police officer attacked in Earlsfield
An off-duty police officer has had his arm broken by a masked gang in Earlsfield.

The policeman in his 40s, who has not been named, was beaten and stamped after becoming suspicious that the gang's car was stolen.

Wandsworth robbery squad is currently investigating the incident but no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Hodgson pays tribute to Zamora
Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has paid tribute to Bobby Zamora.

It’s after the striker's 19th goal of the season took the South West London club into a first European semi-final.

The Cottagers won 1-0 at Wolfsburg to seal a 3-1 aggregate Europa League win.

Hodgson says his striker has pushed his case for an England call-up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Fulham's dream run in Europe continues
Fulham’s extraordinary run in the Europa League continues.

They beat Wolfsburg 1-0 last night at the Volkswagen Arena to book a place in the semi-finals.

Bobby Zamora scored the game’s only goal after just 21 seconds.

The Cottagers won 3-1 on aggregate and will now face, another German side, Hamburg for a place in the final.

It was a good night for the British clubs as Liverpool also secured their place in the semis after a 4-1 triumph over Benfica.

They won 5-3 on aggregate and will face Atletico Madrid in the other semi-final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Zamora could miss tonights game
Bobby Zamora faces a late fitness test as Fulham get ready to face Wolfsburg tonight.

The Cottagers are already without American international Clint Dempsy, who is suffering from a thigh injury.

Hodgson’s side currently lead 2-1 on aggregate as they aim for the Europa League semi finals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

David Miliband in Tooting
David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, was in the Tooting Islamic Centre today, speaking about the upcoming election.

Our reporter Michelle Quinn spoke to him there

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Robbery in Epsom
Police have released details of a robbery in Epsom – where thieves stole a substantial amount of money.

They targeted a post office van in Driftbridge Parade and made off with the cash box in a silver BMW 3 series.

The driver of the van was left in shock after the attack last Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Paul Casey hopefull at the Masters
Paul Casey says the time has come again for an English player to win a golf major.

The Masters got underway today at Augusta.

No Englishman has won a major since Nick Faldo was victorious in 1996, but the Weybridge based player believes the current crop of players can end the 14-year wait.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea officially most expensive place to rent
If you’re thinking of renting – don’t look in Kensington and Chelsea.

The borough has been named as the most expensive place in London to rent a house.

The average home will set you back over three thousand pounds a month. That’s 42 thousand pounds a year.

Bexley and Barking and Dagenham are the only places left in London where you can rent for under a thousand pounds a month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Not guilty plea in disguised cocaine case
A man’s pleaded not guilty at Croydon Crown Court to the manslaughter of a minicab driver.

Martin Newman denies persuading a woman to come through customs with pure cocaine disguised in a bottle of rum.

The woman gave the bottle to her friend, driver Lascelle Malcolm, as a thank you for picking her up from the airport.

He died from a heart attack hours after drinking it.

The trial continues
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Heathrow worker sues BA
A Heathrow worker claims she swore at a passenger after being racially abused.

BA employee Millie Jhalli was demoted following the incident Terminal 4 in June 2008.

She’s suing BA for unfair dismissal – despite still holding a job as a customer service agent.

Jhalli claims she was merely trying to pacify the irate customer who couldn’t board her overbooked flight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Council says no to overnight works
Overnight works on the Albert Bridge in Chelsea are not a possibility.

Angry residents have asked Transport for London to increase working hours so the strengthening job can be finished faster.

The bridge is currently closed for 18 months.

But the council says its standing by its rule that works cannot be carried out after 6.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Sutton GP's go on tour
Local GP’s in Sutton are going on tour.

The aim is to give people advice on how to get the right health care treatment.

A ‘health bus’ will be in Sutton High Street this Saturday and also on the 24th.

Research shows many people aren’t sure which NHS service to use – particularly 17 to 24 year olds.

A new website has been set up to tackle this problem:

www.illinsutton.nhs.uk

Doctor Jonathon Cockbain tells us what will be going on

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Thousands of parking metres stolen in London
Thousands of parking metres across London are being vandalised.

New figures obtained under the freedom of information act have revealed 90 thousand have been targeted.

Councils have spent almost 4oo thousand pounds repairing them.

In Richmond and Croydon, metres were wrenched from their bases. Croydon bosses blamed ‘mechanical means.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Surrey sign Symonds
Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds is on his way to English county cricket.

He's signed to play for Surrey in the Friends Provident T20 competition, and will link up with them after he finishes playing for the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Benefit cheat from Morden caught
A benefit cheat from Morden has been caught after 9 years on the run.

Margaret Gregory skipped bail and fled to Turkey in 2001 after fraudulently claiming 8 thousand pounds in Housing and Council tax benefits.

She came back to the UK after her husband became ill and was arrested last month.

The 56 year old was now been jailed for 10 weeks at Kingston Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Harlequins sign Penny
In Rugby League-

Harlequins have signed Warrington winger Kevin Penny on loan.

The 22 year old made his Super league debut 3 years ago.

He joins on a months deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Ashley Cole needs to prove his fitness
Chelsea full back Ashley Cole’s been warned he needs to prove his fitness if he wants to be selected for this summer’s World Cup.

Cole broke his left ankle in February but hopes to return in time for Chelsea’s home game against Stoke on April 25th.

England manager Fabio Capello says he won’t take any players to South Africa who are not fully fit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Calls for Heathrow to tighten up procedures
Investigators are calling for Heathrow Airport to tighten procedures following a two plane collision on the ground in 2007.

A Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus knocked off part of a stationary British Airways Boeing 747's wing when passing too close in the dark.

More than six hundred passengers were on board both planes, but no one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Masterchef winner credits Gordon Ramsey
The Masterchef 2010 winner has credited Gordon Ramsey for igniting his passion for food.

Wandsworth’s Dhruv Baker scooped TV's top cooking crown in last night's final.

He won praise from judges for having the "palate of an angel".

The former board director of a media firm quit his job while filming the show and now plans to open his own restaurant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Tributes to Wandsworth's Mayor
The Mayor of Wandsworth Professor Brian Prichard has passed away.

He died late at St George's Hospital in Tooting after a short illness.

He was 77-years-old.

He was a founder member of the Conservative Medical Society and was awarded a CBE in 1996 in recognition of his long service to medicine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Paul Casey looks for an English win
Paul Casey says the time has come again for an English player to win a golf major.

The Masters got underway today at Augusta.

No Englishman has won a major since Nick Faldo was victorious in 1996, but the Weybridge based player believes the current crop of players can end the 14-year wait.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Police hunt Epsom robbers
Police have released details of a robbery in Epsom – where thieves stole a substantial amount of money.

They targeted a post office van in Driftbridge Parade and made off with the cash box in a silver BMW 3 series.

The driver of the van was left in shock after the attack last Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Your chance to help give premature and unwell babies a chance





















A Tolworth woman who lost her son when he was just 17 hours old, is hoping to help other parents in her situation.

Joel Blakley was born in 2006 with a diaphragmatic hernia – his heart and stomach were in the wrong position.

After his death at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, Debbie decided she needed to help.

She’s hoping to raise £25,000 to buy a ventilator for the neonatal unit where Joel spent his short life.

Debbie and her husband have so far raised a staggering £21,000 but still need help.

They are holding a disco at Goals Soccer Centre in Tolworth on May 28th. Call 07957 380 128 to buy a £10 ticket.

www.joelarchie.piczo.com
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Police hunt missing man in Purley

Police are still trying to find a former finance director who’s absconded from Purley.

50 year old George Avwunu is suspected of being involved in a 200 thousand pound fraud.

He was arrested last month on suspicion of money laundering but was released on bail pending a court appearance.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Specialist and Economic Crime Command are appealing for anyone with information to call them on 020 7230 1551.

If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Thornton Heath murder trial begins
The Old Bailey’s heard a man from Thornton Heath was murdered for his Blackberry device.

Saravanakumar Sellappen suffered severe brain injury after being struck over the head last October.

He’d been walking home from the petrol station where he worked when he was attacked.

Three men from Thornton Heath all deny murder and robbery – the trial continues
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Drain covers stolen from Wandsworth roads
Cyclists and motorbike riders are being put at risk by callous thieves who are stealing drain and gully covers from roads in Wandsworth.

Hundreds of cast iron covers, some dating back to Victorian times, are thought to have been stolen for their scrap metal value.

In Wandsworth 37 have been stolen over the past few weeks.

Residents that spot an uncovered gully are being urged to report the location to the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

Council Chiefs paid more than the PM
Some of London’s council chiefs are being paid more than the prime Minister.

The amount of bosses on six figure salaries is rising according to a report by the Taxpayer’s Alliance Group.

The annual town hall rich list survey puts Chelsea’s Town Clerk on 225 thousand pounds a year.

While Hammersmith and Fulham chief executive Geoff Alltimes is on 205 thousand pounds a year.

That’s more than Gordon Brown’s 194 thousand pound salary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

Brixton Market saved
Brixton Market has been given Grade II listing.

It follows a local campaign to save the site from redevelopment.

Campaign group Friends of Brixton Market campaigned that the south London market was an iconic location within black British history.

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport agreed to list the market on the advice of English Heritage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

Calls for Albert Bridge works carried out 24 hours a day
Road works are taking their toll on Chelsea’s residents.

People living next door to the Albert Bridge, which is closed for 18 months, have called for work to be carried out 24 hours a day

They say this would mean the urgent strengthening work is finished sooner.

Transport for London, which is paying 75 percent of the 7 million pound cost, has backed their proposal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Surrey sign Australian all rounder
Surrey have signed Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds for their 2010 Twenty20 campaign.

The 34-year-old has played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals.

Cricket manager Chris Adams says Symonds is someone who can come in and be destructive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Heathrow drops down the busiest airport table
Its official – Heathrow is no longer one of the busiest airports in the World.

Beijing has moved the west London hub from second into third place.

Its after figures revealed 5.3 million passengers used the Chinese airport at the start of the year, compared to Heathrow’s 4.6 million.

Georgia’s Atlanta Airport in the USA remains the busiest in the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Cabbie appeals to clear his name
A cab driver is hoping to clear his name 24 years after he was jailed.

67 year old Richard Carless spent a week in prison in 1986 after he refused to allow a passenger at Heathrow to smoke his pipe in the back of his taxi.

He was fined but refused to pay and was eventually jailed.

Mr Carless appealed to the European court of human right to clear his name but his case was ruled out.

He’s now preparing to go to the Court of Appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Memorial proposed for Peter Tobin victims
A memorial to two of serial killer Peter Tobin’s victims could be erected at his old Margate House.

Thanet Council is looking at planting a tree for Dinah McNicol and Vicky Hamilton instead of demolishing the property where they were found.

Tobin is serving life sentences for their murders as well as the murder of polish student Angelika Kluk.

Dinah disappeared from the M25 at Reigate in August 1991 as she hitched home from a music festival in Hampshire.

Her body was found in Tobin’s back garden in 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Two men jailed for robbery after Sutton Police operation
An operation by Sutton Police has resulted in two men being jailed for robbery.

Tom Berge from Wallington and Joseph Gokmen from Carshalton were stopped in a random check, but were linked to a knifepoint robbery earlier that day at a Sutton Bookmakers.

They were arrested as part of a one hour operation involving all available officers stopping and searching individuals and vehicles.

Both men were sentenced to four years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Unauthorised extension lands owner with hefty charges
An unauthorised extension in Southall has landed the owner with a £3000 fine.

Asha Soba, of Derley Road, built a conservatory on the back of her house without first obtaining planning permission.

She challenged the notice, but her appeal was turned down.

She was fined £2000 and will have to pay the council’s court costs of more than £1000.

The conservatory will also have to be removed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Conjoined twins due to be separated at Great Ormond Street today
An operation's due to take place in London later to separate a pair of conjoined twins.

Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf are joined at the chest, but don't share any organs.

The brothers, from Cork in Ireland, were born last December.

Surgeons at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital will carry out the delicate procedure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Unite members meet again to discuss further strikes
We could find out today if Heathrow-based British Airways cabin crew are going on strike again.

Members of the Unite union are expected to meet to discuss taking further industrial action.

There have already been two walk-outs in the row over pay, job cuts and contract changes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Question Time comes to Woking
Question Time comes to Woking tonight.

The popular BBC politics programme will be taking questions from the HG Wells conference and events centre.

It’s the first time the show has been filmed in the borough.

It’ll be aired tonight at 10.45 instead of its usual Thursday slot to make way for the golf masters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Digital Bill moves forward
A Bill which could change Britain’s digital media is moving a step closer today.

It’s now reached the third reading and committee stage, with MP’s thought to be in favour of pushing it through before the election.

Part of the Bill could affect up to 100 commercial radio stations, including Radio Jackie, in a switchover to the DAB platform.

While another could allow internet providers to cut off people who make illegal downloads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Could your local school partner a food project in South Africa?
Has your school got what it takes to partner a food project in South Africa?

The Reel Gardening company has found a way to grow vegetables with 80 percent less water – perfect for drought conditions.

It’s looking for a British school to partner up with a rural African one to test various methods.

If you’re interested log onto schoolfoodmatters.com
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Cat rehomed thanks to Putney Pensioners scheme
An injured cat who was found in an abandoned house has been rehomed.

10 year old Maverick was taken to the RSPCA hospital in Putney.

After no one claimed the tabby cat, new owners were found via the Putney Pensioners scheme.

The programme relieves any monetary stress on the owners, by paying for any age related treatment required throughout the pet’s life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

School dinner trays banished from Richmond
It’s a utensil synonymous with school dinners – but the food tray may soon be no more in Richmond.

Large plates and bowls look set to replace them at schools across the borough.

It’s after pupils complained they were too big to manoeuvre and are often too overloaded to carry.

Company Bravo has now offered to replace the trays free of charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Attempted roobery in Cobham High Street
An attempted robbery has taken place at a jewellers in Cobham by 4 men riding motor bikes.

The suspects approached Jewels in the High Street and smashed an outer window with a large object believed to be a sledgehammer.

They were un-successful in their attempt and made away on the bikes in the direction of the M25 just after 11 this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

New look for Richmond's school kitchens
Richmond’s school kitchens have been given a makeover.

A number of schools, including Chase Bridge and The Russell are benefiting from brand new equipment.

Its hoped the new layouts will allow chefs to prepare more healthy meals that will encourage children to eat better.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Weybridge Master Back in Action
Britain's hopes of success in the Masters have hit a winning swing in the news Weybridge golfer Paul Casey is fit for action.

He's been suffering from a shoulder injury which kept him out of the Houston Open last week.

The world number 6 is looking to become the first Brit to win the green jacket in 14 years when the tournament begins on Thursday in Augusta.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

The London Fire Brigade warn about accidental fires started in the kitchen
Almost half of accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen.

Over the last three years in London, seven people have died and almost one thousand people were injured as a result of oven started fires.

Many of these injuries are caused by the smoke and fumes, not just burns.

The London Fire Brigade asks us to ensure we have working smoke alarms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Cobham Robbery
An attempted robbery has taken place at a jewellers in Cobham by 4 men riding motor bikes.

The suspects approached Jewels in the high street and smashed an outer window with a large object believed to be a sledgehammer.

They were un-successful in their attempt and made away on the bikes in the direction of the M25 just after 11 this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

New technology to deter thieves in Surrey
A new technology could be the answer to residential burglaries in Surrey.

Selecta DNA is a non toxic liquid that can be safely painted on to laptops, televisions and other items of value.

The liquid is clear, but shows up under UV light. If an item is stolen it can be traced back to the owner via its specific DNA code.

Six hundred homeowners in Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell and Guildford will be given the opportunity to take part in the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

High rise hotel given the go ahead in Twickenham
Residents are up in arms after learning plans to build a high rise hotel on Twickenham riverside have been given the go ahead.

The 111 room Travelodge, which could be a high as ten storeys, will sit next to Regal House.

Original plans by developers were denied, however the Planning Inspectorate has granted permission following an appeal.

Residents say they will now continue to appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Last minute bills to be rushed through before Parliament is dissolved
MPs will sit late tomorrow night to try and rush through last minute bills before Parliament is dissolved.

One of those being discussed is the Crime and security Bill which proposes retaining DNA records for up to six years.

The Conservatives say three years should be the maximum.

Linda Bowman’s daughter Sally Anne was murdered in Croydon in 2005.

Her killer Mark Dixie was caught because his DNA was on record. Linda is proposing taking DNA from birth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Trauma centre opens at St. George's Hospital
A new trauma centre has gone live at St George’s in Tooting.

Its aim is to treat people with serious injuries in a bid to take the strain off A&E.

Two other centres are also running at The Royal London and Kings College.

The network is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.

A forth is due to open in North London in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

Cancer network looks for new members
A group for cancer patients in South London wants to improve the experience of care in the area.

The South West London Cancer Network Partnership Group represent the views of patients and carers on how services are run.

The partnership has recently been involved in developing the solid tumour chemotherapy service at Kingston Hospital.

Which will enable treatment locally.

They are looking for new members to the group who could be patients, carers or health professionals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Bike ride from London to Spain to raise money for the Surrey Air Ambulance
Friends of a biker killed on the A24 are to cycle from London to Spain to raise money for the Surrey Air Ambulance.

Christopher Broadhurst was 50 when he died after his motorcycle collided with a van in Leatherhead last summer.

The Air Ambulance took minutes to reach him, but his injuries proved to be fatal.

His family have so far raised more than twelve thousand pounds for the charity.

A group of eleven cyclists, including two of Chris’s friends, are preparing for the eight hundred mile bike ride to Spain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Attempted robbery in Englefield Green
A woman from Englefield Green has been threatened with a screwdriver as she walked through a cemetery.

The woman in her twenties was approached and told to hand over money.

She was walking through the cemetery off St. Jude’s Road last Tuesday morning.

The victim was left unharmed after the suspect, thought to be about 17 years old, fled the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Derelict building fire in Purley
A derelict building has been damaged by fire in Purley.

Crews were called to Higher Drive just before midnight last night.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Baroness Scotland illegal worker trial continues
A Court’s heard how Baroness Scotland was conned into employing an illegal worker at her home in Chiswick.

The Attorney General is due to give evidence at her trial at Southwark Crown Court later this afternoon.

She’s accused of employing Loloahi Tapui who used a false passport to stay in the country.

She came here in 2003 to work as a cleaner for the Baroness. She overstayed by three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

Fire at Chelsea private members club
A Chelsea members club is insisting its business as usual despite fire damaging its upper floors at the weekend.

Fire crews were called to the hotel in Cadogan Gardens just after 8 o’clock on Sunday night.

The private members lounge and terrace were damaged but none of the apartments.

An investigation has been launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Surrey named as one of the worst counties for closing roads
The RAC has named Surrey as one of the worst counties for closing roads unnecessarily.

It’s claimed excessive closures following accidents cost the country £5-billion a year and accounts for a quarter of all congestion.

The motoring group also claims Surrey Police needlessly investigates collisions in which no one was killed or seriously injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Surrey cricketer may miss the start of the season
Surrey all-rounder Chris Jordan could miss the start of the new season.

It’s because of a back problem.

The 21-year-old is two weeks into a six-week "no impact" rest period while he is brought back to match fitness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Organs of murdered mother harvested to save lives
The family of a mother shot dead in a domestic row say her organs have saved the lives of six others.

Julie Harrison and her 4-year-old daughter were killed by her ex-partner in a jealous rage in December.

Her family gave staff at St George’s Hospital in Tooting permission to harvest Julie for life-saving operations elsewhere.

Her father Reginald says it’s one positive thing to come out of the tragedy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Cold callers targetting Surrey residents
Cold callers selling home security alarm systems are targetting Surrey residents.

The salesmen claim the systems are free, but fail to mention the hidden charges.

It’s also implied that they are working directly with the police, even inflating local crime figures to worry residents.

Surrey police do not endorse particular products, and Trading Standards are now monitoring the companies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Back your local pub
We’re being asked to back our local pub.

A recent study’s found that the number of boozers going out of business in London is running at six a week.

Across the country the figure stands at 39.

The sport, hospitality, music and tourism industries have come together to demand lower taxes and less regulation of pubs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Teddington Memorial Hospital at risk
First it was Kingston, now it appears Teddington Memorial Hospital could be faced with closure.

According to Twickenham’s parliamentary candidate, Deborah Thomas, the hospital’s at risk of being ‘integrated’ with another.

It’s feared such a change may force it to close in the future.

Ms Thomas, who has the backing of Shadow Health Minister Mike Penning, has pledged to launch a petition to stop the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Wallace Fields Infants School pupils raise thousands for classmate
Pupils at a school in Ewell have been raising funds for a life saving operation to help one of their classmates.

Six year old Adam Bird has a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer.

A radical treatment which costs £300,000 is his only hope and is only available in America.

The appeal at Wallace Fields Infants School and by his family and friends has so far reached £14,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Riding equipment stolen
Surrey Police would like to hear from horse owners offered riding equipment at knock down prices.

It follows the theft of thousands of pounds worth of tack from stables in the area.

Owners are also being urged to secure their stables.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Monday, 5 April 2010

Fulham snap Premiership losing streak
In yesterday’s Premier League action Fulham snapped a 3 match losing streak.

They came from behind to beat struggling Wigan 2-1 at Craven Cottage.

Liverpool dropped more points in the race for fourth spot after
being held to a 1-1 draw at Birmingham.

While Everton were held to a 2-2 by West Ham at Goodison Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 am  

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Abandoned pony in Chessington
An investigation is being carried out after a pony was discovered abandoned in Chessington.

The colt was found collapsed with painful sores in a field in Woodstock Lane South last Saturday by the landowner who called police.

The RSPCA said it is touch and go whether the colt would survive and are urging anyone with information about who abandoned him to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

Twickenham Murder
A 20 year old man from Strawberry Hill has been charged with the attempted murder of a 19 year old in Palmerston Road Twickenham.

Daniel Stanley Burt is also charged with theft and is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Rumours of hospital closures put to bed

Conservative Shadow Health Minister Anne Milton visited Kingston hospital's maternity department last week to try and quash rumours it will be shut down under secret Labour plans to save the NHS millions.

The Lib Dems claim A&E and maternity will go if Labour stays in Government.

Ms Milton made the visit with Conservative hopeful for Kingston, and expectant mum, Helen Whately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Cambridge wins 156th boat race


Photos: Darren Graham Photography

Cambridge had lost the toss so faced an early disadvantage, but managed to pull ahead to mark an 80-75 lead over Oxford as they pased Chiswick and Barnes.

Cambridge last won the race in 2007, keeping up the trend of a Light Blue win every three years. Here's to next year . . . .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Nursery in Richmond is pulled out of government scheme
A nursery in Richmond is pulling out of the government's free places scheme because they're not being paid enough.

Monressori Nursery in Barnes, has been rated by the government as "outstanding" but it's owners say ministers want too much for too little.

It's now feared nurseries across the country will follow suit leaving many parents having to foot the bill themselves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Fulham takes on Wigan at Craven Cottage
Following on from their latest Europa League heroics, it's back to the Premier League for Fulham this afternoon.

Roy Hodgson's side take on Wigan at Craven Cottage.

Neither team are completely sure of Premier League safety.

And Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is hoping for the best.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Police to outsource for menial jobs
There are calls for police forces to outsource menial jobs to the private sector as a means of saving money.

The Confederation of British Industry is also urging more neighbouring forces to share back office personnel.

The idea's already taken off in the South East.

In January, Surrey Police announced it would team up with Hampshire, Sussex and Thames Valley in a bid to save cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox slams NHS
Places like Headley Court in Epsom should be rolled out across the country.

That's the view of Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox.

He says the NHS is not well enough equipped to look after the increasing amount of injured soldiers returning home.

It's after the Public Accounts Committee has called on the MoD to make better plans in case its main facility Selly Oak fills up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

Central Croydon MP to fight election as an independent
An MP thrown out of the Conservative Party says he'll fight the key marginal as an independent instead.

Andrew Pelling snatched Croydon Central from labour in 2005 with a majority of just 75.

Tory HQ stripped Mr. Pelling of the party whip in 2007 after assault allegations surfaced, although charges were never brought against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Gay rights groups criticise Epsom and Ewell MP
Gay rights groups have criticised a senior Tory for saying owners of guest houses should be allowed to turn away same-sex couples.

Shadow Home Secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling was secretly recorded saying hotels shouldn't discriminate - but B-and-Bs should be able to decide for themselves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 am  

Chelsea take advantage in title race
Chelsea have a 2 point lead over Manchester United in the Premier League.

The Blues beat rivals United 2-1 at Old Trafford yesterday.

In the Championship Queens Park Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road.

While Crystal Palace drew 1-1 at Middlesborough.

In the Conference AFC Wimbledon were 3-1 winners at Histon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 am  

Burglars target stables in Warlingham
Thieves have made off with riding equipment from 2 stables in Warlingham worth more than 4,900 pounds.

The burglaries, at Stables in Ledgers Road, took place between Friday March 19th and Saturday March 20th.

The thieves broke into the stables and stole valuable equipment including a black bridle worth 1,350 pounds.

Police are appealing for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am  

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