Hit and run Walton-On-Thames
Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision in Walton on Thames last week.
A 30 year old cyclist suffered a serious arm injury when he was cycling along the A244 Hersham Road towards Hersham.
As the man approached the junction of Midway and Ashley Drive he was overtaken by a dark coloured car believed to be a Renault Clio.
The vehicle hit the cyclist and knocked him off the bicycle.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm
Anger as polls shut before votes cast
Turnout's increased this year following a high-profile election campaign.
After results in 192 of the 650 constituencies had been announced, national turnout stood at 64 point 6 percent.
That's up from 61 point 4 percent in 2005, and 59 point 4 percent in 2001.
But hundreds of people have been unable to vote across the country because some polling stations struggled to cope with demand.
In Hackney 180 voters staged a sit in after they were refused entry to the polling station despite queuing since 8.30pm last night.
At Oatlands in Weybridge around 100 people were also told they would not be able to cast their vote despite the fact they had been waiting before the polls shut.
According to offcials, the law states if you are inside the building with you ballot card after 10pm you can still vote. If you are outside of the building, you cannot. This led one polling station in Islington to ferry voters inside the main entrance before the deadline passed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm
London dressed up for the event
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm
Did proposed Kingston hospital closures sway voters?
Kingston Hospital was one of the biggest issues concerning voters in Kingston and Richmond Park.
Both David Cameron and Nick Clegg [who's third son was born there], visited the site last month.
The Lib Dems claimed they uncovered secret Labour documents detailing proposed closures for a number of London hospitals. Labour confimed that a review had been put into place and would continue to help see where best to place local NHS services.
A&E and maternity are the units that could go at Kingston. They could be defered to St George's in Tooting.
As Kingston has stayed Liberal under Ed Davey, new Conservative MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith will have to form a coalition of sorts to help stop the closures.
During his visit to the site, leader David Cameron said Kingston is safe under a Tory Government.
Lucy Mayer joined the election campaign last week.
Richmond Park turns blue
Although Twickenham, Carshalton and Wallington, Kingston and Surbiton and Sutton all stayed yellow under the Lib Dems, Richmond Park became a Tory seat under Zac Goldsmith.
The results weren't in until just before six o'clock this morning in one of the most strongly fought battles seen for many years in SW London.
Goldsmith [pictured with his sister Jemima Khan], polled 29,464 votes to Susan Kramer's 25,370.
Critics of Goldsmith say his huge profile secured the vote - but many residents say they've been unimpressed as issues such as Parking charges in Richmond Park, Heathrow's proposed third runway and Kingston hospital closures began to surface.
Chants of I back Zac filled the auditorium at the Richmond Park count. Mr Goldsmith has now vowed to fight all of the above.
Green issues are close to his heart. He began his political career as green advisor to David Cameron after working as director of the Ecologist magazine.
Unfortunately, the woman who has pushed through parking charges for the Royal Park in Richmond, Margaret Hodge, managed to hold onto her Labour seat of Barking.
CON GAIN FROM LD:Top three parties at a glance - Richmond Park. Political Party Vote Share % Conservatives under Zac Goldsmith 49.7 Liberal Democrats under Susan Kramer 42.8 Labour under Eleanor Tunnicliffe 5.0 Constituency Swing 7.% from LD to CON
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm
Good samaritan helps out in Carshalton
A ward dedicated to caring for elderly patients at St Helier Hospital has received an anonymous £20,000 donation from a friend of a couple who were treated there.
The husband and wife, who have sadly now passed away, both received treatment on A5 ward over recent years. They spoke so highly of the care that they received on the ward, a friend of theirs made a generous donation in their memory.
Ward sister on A5, Pat Mendonsa said: 'We’re all absolutely thrilled with the donation. It is such a thoughtful and kind thing to do, and it’s certainly the biggest donation we’ve ever received. We’re all incredibly grateful.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm
Thursday, 6 May 2010
ELECTION 2010: South West London & North Surrey Election Results
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 pm
Gordon Brown in Tooting
Gordon Brown was campaigning in Tooting last weekend with Sadiq Khan.
He told us how important the last few days of the campaign are and that he hoped swing voters will have gone for labour today.
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
Cheam man charged with murder
A 47 year-old man from Cheam has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Sutton on Tuesday morning.
49 year-old Robert Anthony Lewis was found with stab wounds to the arm and leg at a hostel in Sutton and died at the scene.
Adrian Johnson is also charged with an assault on another man at the same address.
He’ll appear before Sutton Magistrates Court this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 am
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Two tennis stars from the not-so-distant past have announced they're making a comeback in the veterans doubles at Wimbledon this summer.
Former world number one Martina Hingis - who's 29 - is teaming up with 28-year-old Anna Kournikova.
The pair won two Australian Open doubles titles together in 1999 and 2002.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm
Rioting in Greece
The economic crisis in Greece has sparked rioting in Athens.
Tens of thousands of workers have taken to the streets in protest at public sector cutbacks.
Around 20 people are currently trapped inside a burning bank in the centre of the city. Three have died as a result.
New Malden Journalist Chris Mayer with Ship Management International,has been working in Athens and is stuck there indefinitely.
Sutton school children get hands on experience of Indian culture
Pupils from Devonshire Primary school visited the Sakura restaurant in Belmont to get a first hand experience of Indian cuisine.
The visit was part of the Year 4 class’s lessons on Indian culture; they had earlier visited a mosque and a local Hindu temple.
Headteacher Martin Kearsey, said: “This was a really fun day out for the children. Not only did they learn plenty about India, but they also got a really tasty meal.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
Police name Croydon fire victim
A woman killed after fire ripped through her sheltered accommodation in Croydon has been named.
Elizabeth Brittain, died after the blaze started on Canning Road in Addiscombe on Monday evening.
Around 34 elderly residents were led to safety.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Raiders use sledgehammers to break into Westfield
Raiders have smashed their way into Europe's largest urban shopping centre overnight - making off with tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewels.
A gang of up to 10 thieves burst into the Westfield centre in Shepherds Bush using sledgehammers.
They then attacked branches of De Beers and Tiffany & Co, speeding off in several cars soon after 1am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm
Surrey milkman attacked
A milkman in Surrey has been attacked after his float collided with a car carrying thieves who had stolen a pint.
The milkman needed hospital treatment for cuts to his head after he was pelted with milk bottles and punched in Reigate.
The occupants of a Honda Civic stopped and got out before stealing a pint of milk and driving off on Friday morning.
The milkman pursued them in his float before the vehicles collided.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm
Investigation's into a man's death in Sutton continue
Investigation’s continue into the death of a man in Sutton.
The 49 year old was found with multiple wounds at an address in Cheam Road early yesterday morning.
A 27 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder is still being quizzed by detectives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm
Richmond college hit by industrial action
University College London, Lambeth College and Richmond College are to be affected by strike action.
They’re among 16 universities and colleges which will be hit by their biggest outbreak of industrial action for two years today.
Lecturers are walking out in a row over funding cuts with thousands of students likely to be affected by the disruption.
Members of the University and College Union will also hold a rally at Westminster over the cuts, which it claims are close to 1 billion pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am
Fulham aim for top ten
Fulham will look to improve on their 11th place in the Premier league when they host Stoke at Craven Cottage this evening.
The Cottagers take on Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final in Hamburg next Wednesday.
In the day’s other match Manchester City entertain Tottenham in the battle for fourth place.
A mere point separates the two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Airline pilot wants apology
An airline pilot from Chiswick cleared of training the September 11th hijackers wants an apology.
Algerian born Lofti Raissi spent nearly five months in prison without being charged in 2001.
A court ruled last month there was no evidence against him to extradite him to the US for trial there.
Mr Raissi says he is awaiting an apology and its been an extremely frustrating time for his family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Expensive garden designs on display
Designs for the most expensive garden in the history of the Chelsea Flower Show have been put on display.
The 20 million pound spectre includes multi coloured diamonds, one which is worth 3.2 million pounds.
Organisers have stepped up security in the run up to the show at the end of the month.
The last major diamond exhibition planned for the natural history museum in 2005 had to be abandoned over security fears.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm
Investigation after Croydon blaze
A woman’s died after a fire at a residential house in Croydon.
The blaze started on Canning Road in Addiscombe just after 6.30 last night.
One of the communal stairwells was gutted – around 34 elderly residents were led to safety.
The cause of the blaze is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
March in London calling for tougher sentences
400 people have marched through the streets of Central London in protest over apparent “lenient sentences” handed down to criminals.
Among them were the family and friends of Fulham schoolboy Sofyen Belamouadden, who was killed at Victoria tube station last month.
The rallyers are calling for tougher sentences – claiming current guidelines don’t act as a sufficient detterent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm
Surrey looks to build links with China
Surrey is looking to build a relationship with one of the fastest-growing cities in China.
The County Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with Zibo in the central Shandong province.
Deputy leader David Hodge says he hopes to develop sporting, economic, cultural and educational links with the city.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
Residents in Ashstead fight supermarket
Residents in Ashstead are hoping to raise 25- thousand pounds to fight plans to build a Tesco supermarket.
The Save Ashtead Village Environment campaign will use the funds to pay for a planning expert and a solicitor.
Mole Valley District Council narrowly turned down Tesco's proposal earlier this year to build the store in Ashtead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm
Robber from Stanwell sentenced
A man from Stanwell’s been sentenced to 21 months in prison following a knifepoint robbery at a bookmakers in Stanwell.
30 year old David Kitching pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in public.
The robbery took place in February when he walked into the Coral bookmakers in Clare Road.
He demanded money before threatening the manager of the betting shop with a knife.
He was caught after police released CCTV images.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm
Missing girl found
A girl missing from her home in Hayes has been found safe and well.
14 year old Summer Turner disappeared on Friday.
She was located in Westminster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm
False allegation about sex attack in Fetcham
A woman’s admitted making a false allegation about a sexual assault in Fetcham.
Police starting an investigation at the end of April – but inquiries have now stopped.
Police say no charges will be brought
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm
Monday, 3 May 2010
A 27 year old man from Balham has been remanded in custody by Croydon Magistrates today charged with the murder of two brothers.
They were stabbed in Tooting four years ago
24 year old Mohammed Ali from Battersea and 23 year old Hayder Ali from Southfields were attacked on Upper Tooting Road after confronting gang members in April 2006.
Imran Aslam will next appear before the Old Bailey in July.
Sandown Park's Coral Eclipse
Sandown Park's Coral Eclipse race is attracting some famous horses this year.
The 500 thousand pound event is the highlight of the season for the Esher Course.
A total of 67 horses have been entered so far, 17 by Aidan O'Brien, including last year's runner up in Rip Van Winkle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am
Egham man assaulted
A robbery in Egham has left a man injured.
The 21 year old was walking from Egham to Englefield Green just after 10 in the morning when he was approached.
Two men took his laptop and mobile phone and punched him in the stomach.
The suspects were both described as white, with brown hair and about 17 to 20 years old.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am
New CCTV technology in Spelthorne
Technology could mean shoplifters in Spelthorne are virtually convicted before they've even finished committing their crime.
A new system allows businesses to text the areas CCTV control room who will immediately follow the suspects. The moment the crime is committed the video will be instantly transferred to the police for a prosecution.
The system could save officers many hours of work by taking away the need to hunt through reams of footage to find the moment of crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am
Former England rugby Captain to visit Earls Court Real Food Festival
Healthy eating is being pushed to the top of the agenda once more.
Former England Rugby Captain Lawrence Dallaglio is putting his weight behind the Real Food Festival coming to Earls Court next week.
The sports star, who was recently honoured at his old university Kingston, says he knows the importance of a good diet.
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