Sutton roadworks website
There’s no more excuses for spouting out a phrase which includes the words, “why are those roadwork’s holding me up in Sutton.”
The council has set up a special section of their website that explains all.
So if you want to do more than just scream, you’ll find it at sutton.gov.uk/findit
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm
Detectives are hunting two gunmen after a shooting in Brixton last night.
Police were called to New Park Road, Brixton Hill just before 10 o’clock.
A man in his 30s had been to the barbers getting his hair cut.
He went into a nearby shop and was approached by two men outside, who opened fire.
The victim is in a stable condition in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm
Fatal crash in Feltham
A man has died after a car crash in Feltham last night.
A scooter had collided with a lorry.
The rider of the scooter, a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital, but died this morning.
The accident happened in Faggs Road just after 9 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm
Drugs bust on the M25
Two men have been charged with supplying drugs following the seizure of amphetamine with a street value of more than 1 million pounds.
The pair were arrested after officers from Surrey Police stopped their vehicle on M25 yesterday, as part of an intelligence-led operation.
35 year old Paul Shaw from Rotherham in South Yorkshire, and Gary Kurlej, who's 39, from Bournemouth in Dorset will appear at Guildford Magistrates' Court on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm
Surrey stag party injured in lift fall
More than 80 emergency service personnel were called out to rescue six members of a stag party, some from Surrey, who plummeted 100 feet in a hotel lift accident.
The drama happened when the lift plunged to beach level at the Hotel Victoria, in Newquay in Cornwall, last night.
Coastguard, firefighters and police officers safely evacuated the men from the lift.
A 42 year old man, from Walton was taken to hospital with leg injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 pm
Surrey bikers protest against feul prices
Bikers from Across Surrey are in Manchester to take part in a mass protest against fuel prices.
They plan to hit sections of the motorway near the city and drive in Convoy at 25 miles per hour.
They'll be joined by riders from across the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am
Bikers from across Surrey are in Manchester to take part in a mass protest against fuel prices.
They plan to hit sections of the motorway near the city and drive in convoy at 25 miles per hour.
Thety’ll be joined by riders from across the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
New Archbishop of Southwark
The new Archbishop of Southwark has been named by the Pope.
The Most Reverend Peter Smith, until now Archbishop of Cardiff, will take over the post in June.
Archbishop Smith was born in Battersea and was ordained in 1972.
He succeeds the Archbishop Emeritus of Southwark, the Most Reverend Kevin McDonald, who resigned from the post in 2009.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 am
Street patrols fight crime in Croydon
Residents of a street in Croydon say they have been forced to set up night patrols to cut crime.
People living in Keston Road in Broad Green claim police aren’t doing enough to combat burglaries.
Figures from the Met show there were 85 burglaries in that area of Croydon between February 1st and April 12th this year.
That’s compared to the 77 thefts that occurred in the whole of neighbouring Sutton for the same time period.
Although the force says extra officers have been out and about, six neighbours started making nightly rounds last month.
They claim there have been no burglaries since.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am
Surbiton Restaurant is Best
It appears Surbiton is the place to be.
It’s come out on top after one of its restaurants was voted best in London by Londoners.
The French Table in Maple Road beat off stiff competition from eateries in Soho and the South Bank to claim this year’s Best in London title handed out by the Good Food Guide.
The bistro also won the best local restaurant category in Gordon Ramsay’s search for his TV programme the F Word.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am
Friday, 30 April 2010
Blood Sessions Taking Place in Surrey next week
Tuesday May 4th.
The Runnymede Centre, Large Hall, Chertsey Road, Addlestone. 2pm – 4.30pm and 5.30pm – 7.45pm.
The David Lloyd, Bushey Road, Raynes Park. 10am – 12 noon and 2pm – 4pm.
Wednesday May 5th
Cheam Baptist Church Hall, Park Road, Cheam. 2pm – 4.30pm and 5.30pm – 7.45pm.
Thursday May 6th
Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions Community Hall, Fulham Road, Fulham. 2pm – 4.30pm and 5.30pm – 7.45pm
Sir Philip and Wesley Halls, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park. 2pm – 4.30pm and 5.30pm to 7.45pm
After a night's sleep interrupted by several wakenings to battle against the nerves, I woke at 6am for a good breakfast of oats, banana and toast with jam. It was going to be a long time before I ate again.
I set off just after 7am to catch a train to Waterloo station where I met up with my great training buddies, Paul and Darren, so that we could continue to get nervous in company!
The weather forecast was for a hot, sunny day with temperatures of up to 23 degrees and a possibility of heavy showers in the afternoon. Thankfully, all of that that did not transpire! It rained just before the race started at 9.45am and then was near perfect conditions for the remainder of the day. Good old forecasts!
Having originally put down a finishing time of 5 and a half hours plus when I applied for a place in the public ballot, I started the Marathon right at the back in zone 9 (next to the cup cake, Mr Pepperami and other runners in fancy dress).
Within the first few miles, people were walking! I spent the next couple of hours meandering through a sea of runners and by the time I reached halfway, I was at 2 hours and 17 minutes, 7 minutes more than my slowest half marathon pace in training races - "not good", I thought.
I soldiered on, determined not to stop despite my body and legs at times screaming at me to do so.
The sight of Shooting Star supporters en route was a welcome relief from the monotony of pounding tarmac with step after step and, strangely, one of the most challenging parts of the race was just before the 24 mile marker. Here, there is a tunnel of a few hundred metres. Oddly, about half of the runners who entered the tunnel decided to stop and walk. When I later asked a friend who himself stopped in the tunnel to walk why he did so, he replied, "because no-one could see me stop running or walking in there". I again fought off this dreadful act and carried on running. Immediately at the end of the tunnel is the 24 mile marker and, although I had never been beyond 20.2 miles in training, the sight of this marker was just the motivation I needed to help me get through the last 2.2 miles to the finish line.
These next two miles or so were really tough and thoughts of my Dad (who died 36 years ago the previous Saturday) and the children who have died at The Shooting Star Children's Hospice over the years, kept me focussed on why I had undertaken this challenge.
With 800 metres to go, I tried to go into a mini sprint but my left knee muscle immediately told me that was not a good idea, with a little twinge warning that if I tried that again I would almost certainly be in more trouble than I could take on. So, it was a gentle run at a slightly quicker pace than in the last few miles which took me towards the finishing line.
The moment that line was reached will live with me forever. Exactly 700 miles had been run in the 10 months since I started running to get me here and all of the emotions, mixed with the exhiliration of completing the Marathon in under five hours (4 hours, 44 minutes and 34 seconds to be exact) and without stopping, left me smiling through tears for the next 15 minutes. All of my targets had been met!
I did this because I wanted to support The Shooting Star Children's Hospice, celebrating its 5th Birthday since opening this year. The pain and perseverance needed to achieve this challenge is nothing compared to what the children and families have to endure all year round.
Please help me make my final target, the fundraising one, by making a donation (small or large - every penny really does count. For example, £2 will buy an oxygen mask).
Thank you for listening to my story and for your support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm
Fulham reach first ever European final
Fulham have qualified for their first ever European final.
The Cottagers advanced after last nights semi-final 2-1 win over Hamburg at Craven Cottage.
Roy Hodgson’s men showed true grit and determination coming from a goal down before eventually coming out on top.
Mladen Petric Had put the visitors ahead on 22 minutes with a spectacular free kick.
Simon Davies scored the equaliser before Zoltan Gera got the winner.
Liverpool lost out after an away goals defeat to Atletico Madrid an Anfield.
The Reds won 2-1 on the night after extra-time, but the Spanish side’s goal on Merseyside was enough to see them through 2-2 on aggregate.
Fulham will now take on Atletico Madrid in the final on May 12 in Hamburg.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Police release picture of Brixton murder victim
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering 45 year old Robert Daley at his home in Ferndale Road on Friday.
The victim was stabbed to death.
A14-year-old girl appeared at Sutton Youth Court on 27th of April accused of his murder.
She was remanded into secure accommodation to appear at Croydon Crown Court on 25th of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Man injured in Woking fight
A man’s been hospitalised after a fight in Sheerwater.
Two men were seen arguing on Devonshire Road just after 7:30 last night.
One was left with injuries, while the other ran off.
Anyone who saw the men arguing last night is urged to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
Work underway on new teaching block in Epsom
Works started on a new teaching block in Epsom.
The 6 million pound scheme at the University for the Creative arts will house a new learning and resource centre and auditorium.
More than 80 per-cent of the funding has been granted through the Higher education funding Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
Postal votes increase in Sutton
Sutton Council is reporting a dramatic increase in the number of people who’ve requested postal votes in the local and general elections.
Nearly 17 thousand people want to vote this way – it’s a rise of nearly 50- per-cent.
There was also a surge in the numbers applying to add their names to the electoral register.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
Nel out for two Surrey games
Surrey fast bowler Andre Nel has been suspended for two matches for breaching the England and Wales Cricket Board's disciplinary code.
The 32-year-old was reported by umpires Neil Bainton and Rob Bailey for dissent following the match with Lancashire on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm
London Irish plans turned down
Plans for a large development at the headquarters of London Irish in Sunbury have been rejected.
The club wanted to move from its base in The Avenue to a new 12 –million pound training complex on the site of Hazelwood Golf Club.
It also planned to replace its existing headquarters with nearly 200 new homes.
Councillors in Spelthorne rejected the plans.
They ruled there was not a big enough housing need in the area to justify the loss of open space.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Glaxo Smith Kline gets a boost
Pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo Smith Kline's revealed a further boost from last year's swine flu crisis.
It says H1N1 treatments helped its first quarter sales surge 13 percent.
The Brentford based group made 698 million pounds from swine flu vaccine sales, which helped lift first quarter revenues to a better-than-expected 7-point-4 billion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
Fulham host Hamburg in crunch semi final game
Fulham face Hamburg tomorrow night in their biggest game of the season so far.
Both sides started their campaigns back in July and will be looking to reap the rewards for their hard work.
However, the Germans will be under new management this time around, having sacked their head coach, Bruno Labbadia, just two days ago.
Jim Curtis, Chairman of Hamburg SV Supporters UK, spoke to Amy-Lou Holden ahead of the match:
Police release picture of man stabbed to death in Carshalton
This is 43 year old Danny Tyson who was found stabbed to death in his front garden in Winchcombe Road on Monday night.
Neighbours say they heard raised voices coming from the house at around 6pm.
Two men have been charged with his murder.
54 year old William Scott and David Howard, who’s 42, appeared at Sutton Magistrates earlier.
Police are still appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
Brown brands Labour voter "bigot" on campaign trail...
Gordon Brown's been caught on microphone describing a voter he'd been speaking to as a "bigoted woman".
This was the exchange between Gillian Duffy and Mr Brown in Rochdale this morning.
But afterwards, this is what he said inside his car...
A Spokesman for the Prime Minister has since released a statement on his behalf offering Mrs Duffy an apology...
"Gordon has apologised to Mrs Duffy personally by phone. He does not think that she is bigoted. He was letting off steam in the car after a difficult conversation. But this is exactly the sort of conversation that is important in an election campaign and which he will continue to have with voters."
Members of a Walton-on-Thames golf club were treated to a special visit from the Surrey Air Ambulance.
The MD902 helicopter landed near the terrace and alongside the River Mole at Burhill Golf Club last Thursday (April 22).
About 40 guests including Rotary Club and Round Table members watched in awe as Chief Pilot, Steve Wood arrived at the 18th hole.
He was accompanied by Dr Kyle Jacques and Critical Care Paramedic, Neil Painter who spoke to visitors about their vital role.
Chief Executive John Tickner was also at the ‘Up Close and Personal’ event to meet and greet potential backers of the life-saving charity.
Burhill Golf Club, which has 1,300 members, has previously raised about £1,000 for the Surrey Air Ambulance by donating auction prizes at its Air Aid Balls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
Monday, 26 April 2010
Hampton's Marathon Man beats target
Marathon runners have endured a day at work after competing in the 26 mile run yesterday.
Over 35 thousand people pounded the streets of the capital – most raising money for charity.
One man taking part was Dalton Leong, Chief Executive of the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in Hampton.
It was his first time running the marathon – he did it in 4 hours 44 minutes, beating his 5 hour target.
He thinks the 55 strong Team Shooting Star may have made as much as £100,000 for the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm
Transport matters in Carshalton
A number of important safety tips for schoolchildren travelling to and from school by bus have come out of a study by pupils at St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls, Carshalton.
The girls, who are members of their School Council, a body which supports pupils’ interests, conducted their research as part of the citizenship element of the national curriculum. Over the last few weeks, the girls aged 13 to 18 have been carrying out research by talking to bus drivers, elderly passengers and police officers from Sutton’s Safer Transport Team.
They wanted to learn particularly about the impact of children using buses at the end of a school day when many pupils from the same school are likely to catch the same bus home. They found that police and bus drivers want pupils to:
o use the top deck of buses to avoid crowding the lower deck. This would help prevent elderly passengers from feeling hemmed in by noisy and boisterous pupils. It would also enable more children to get on the bus and improve the driver’s view and bus safety o travel on the bus behind the driver’s cab – marked by a yellow hazard line on the floor. This would reduce the chance of the driver being distracted and help the driver to have an unobstructed view across the entrance platform to the kerb o have the confidence to report incidents of criminal or anti-social activity to the driver immediately.
It is the role of Sutton’s Safer Transport Team, which consists of an inspector, three sergeants, six PCs and 18 PCSOs, to provide reassurance to passengers and to keep them safe by travelling on buses and patrolling bus stops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm
Trip of a lifetime for Epsom based doctors
Two doctors from Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust have returned from the trip of a lifetime, where they offered people living in remote villages of Nepal some much needed healthcare.
In rural Nepal, people who need medical treatment have to walk to the nearest road and then drive to the hospital.
The problem being, for most people, that road is a six hour walk away and the hospital a further four – six hours drive away in the capital, Kathmandu.
As part of Health Partnership Nepal – a charitable partnership run entirely by medical students of St George's University London and Nepal Medical College – paediatric registrar Jo Morris and A&E doctor Phil Dart both spent two weeks in health clinics in the villages of Deurali and Kharanitar.
The pair made the trip separately, but both came back with glowing reviews of their travels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm
Did you witness this fight in Kingston?
Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed a fight in Kingston early yesterday morning to come forward.
A number of men were spotted brawling near the Bishop Pub on the river just before 3am.
Although no injuries were reported, police say it was a very unsavoury display for anyone watching.
Anyone who thinks they may have witnessed the incident should call Kingston CID on 0208 247 4909.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm
Dog goes mad in Morden
A 12 year old girl has been savaged by a Rottweiler in Morden Park.
The youngster, who hasn’t been named, was picking flowers near Hillcross Avenue on Saturday afternoon when the attack happened.
She has undergone emergency surgery to her face after the animal clasped its jaws around her head.
Witnesses say the attack on Saturday afternoon at about three o’clock was unprovoked – ‘the animal went berserk.’
The dog owner has been arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act. But it’s believed the animal is not a banned breed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
Man stabbed to death in Brixton
A teenage girl has been arrested after a 45-year-old man was stabbed to death in Stockwell.
Officers were called to Ferndale Road on Friday evening.
The man, who has not been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene - he'd been stabbed in the chest.
An 18-year-old man was arrested earlier, and bailed to return in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am
Chelsea back on top
Chelsea have returned to the top of the Premier League following yesterday’s resounding 7-0 win over Stoke.
The Blues were led by a Salomon Kalou hatrick at Stamford Bridge.
Stand-in captain Frank Lampard netted twice.
They lead Manchester United by 1 point in the table.
Elsewhere Fulham were denied a point against Everton. Their loss sealed by a 94th minute penalty from Mikel Arteta.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 am
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Who is taking part in today's London Marathon?
It all started in the pub, according to John Disley and the late Chris Brasher, co-founders of the London Marathon…
The Dysart Arms next to Richmond Park is the home of the Raneleigh Harriers running club, and on Wednesday nights runners drift in and talk over pints of bitter.
One night, the talk was of the New York Marathon – a marathon with a buzzing atmosphere and spectators who don’t let you give up.
After visits to see the New York Marathon in action, it finally came to London on March 29th 1981, with just 6,255 finishers.
A total of 746,635 runners have completed the 26 mile London Marathon since then, while a record 35,694 people finished in 2007.
John Disley CBE remains chairman of the London Marathon Charitable Trust. Chris Brasher CBE died in February 2003.
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