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Saturday, 15 May 2010

Tooting Bec Lido vandalised

Tooting Bec Lido has been put out of action just as it’s preparing for its busy summer season.

Vandals broke into the complex and poured paint from the store room into the pool.

The oil based paint has left Wandsworth Council with a sizeable clean up bill and it’s not yet known when the pool will reopen to its members.

The lido is open to the general public from the 29th of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm  

Sutton is still safe
Sutton remains one of the safest London boroughs according to the latest figures.

Motor vehicle thefts are down a quarter. Serious youth violence is down 20% and thefts from homes are down 14%

But there has been an increase in the number of thefts from cars, up 8%.

Overall though it looks like the people of Sutton like their police with more than 80% saying they do a good job.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 pm  

Monaco Grand Prix positions
Red Bull's Mark Webber will start on pole position in tomorrow's Formula One Monaco Grand Prix.

He's finished fastest in qualifying, ahead of Renault's Robert Kubica and Red Bull's other driver Sebastian Vettel.

Woking based McClaren team mates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will start further down the grid.

With Hamilton in fifth and championship leader Button in eighth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 pm  

Wandsworth health centre a success
A new health drop in centre in Wandsworth could be the answer to overstretched A&E’s.

75 people a day are now heading to The Junction with an average wait of just 15 minutes.

It’s hoped the centre will increasingly stop people heading to hospitals and will allow them to go to the doctor when they can instead of having to book a morning off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Friday, 14 May 2010

Another victory for South West London
There’s yet another victory in sight for SW London’s residents following the new cabinet announcement.

After the new Government’s decision to scrap Heathrow’s third runway and parking charges in Richmond Park-

it looks like the proposed Riverside development in Twickenham is on its final legs.

Plans to develop the pool site have been extremely unpopular with residents with 93 percent of them opposing the plans in a referendum.

Essex based property developers wanted to turn the land and playground beside the river in to luxury flats and shopping space.

Although the new council leader has not yet been elected, Conservative Nicholas True is hopeful of a win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

A good job for South West London's MP's
Two more South West London MP’s have landed good jobs in the new Government.

Putney’s Conservative MP Justine Greening has been appointed as economic secretary.

Sutton and Cheam’s Lib Dem MP Paul Burstow will be minister of state for health.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Barry George wins damages
The man cleared of murdering Jill Dando in Fulham has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages –

over claims he was obsessed with Cheryl Cole and Sky News presenter Kay Burley.

Barry George, from Hammersmith, brought the case against the Sunday Mirror, The People and the Daily Mirror website.

London's High Court heard the papers' owners - MGN Limited –

accepted the allegations, plus a claim that Mr George had harassed and stalked a nurse, were false.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

McLaren look for their competitive edge
McLaren believe they will be competive in tomorrow’s qualifying session in Monaco.

Boss of the Woking team – Martin Whitmarsh says they have more to do to reach their potential.

Yesterday they finished 7th and 9th in the first two practice sessions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Dangerous dog owner taken to court
A woman from Battersea is to appear in court later this month to face allegations involving dangerous dogs.

Rose Campbell from Westbridge Road has been bailed to appear before magistrates later in the month.

She will face three counts under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The allegations are that on three occasions two dogs belonging to her were allowed to be dangerously out of control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

Woking car crime concern
People living in a part of Woking are being warned to step up security after a series of burglaries and car crime.

Many cars in Horsell have been targeted and there’s also been a series of break-ins in the area.

There’s been a rise in crime in the area since February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Calls for a safer neighbourhood in Whitton
Whitton’s Safer Neighbourhood Watch Team are warning of a series of thefts in Richmond over the past two weeks.

Police believe the robberies are all linked and have identified the owners of a black Honda CBR 600 motorbike as suspects.

Residents are being told to be on the lookout for the bike and two men that have been seen at or near the burglaries.

Anyone who sees it is urged to contact police on 0300 123 1212.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Heathrow top and bottom in parking poll
A survey into car parking charges at the country’s airports has shown they go ‘from sublimely low to ridiculously high’.

The Which? Car study looked at the cost of seven days parking at 15 of Britain’s busiest airports.

The cheapest was a 20-pound park-and-ride option at Manchester airport –

while the most expensive was business parking at Heathrow at almost 90 pounds.

The cheapest option for an overnight hotel stay and seven days parking was at Heathrow’s Comfort Inn –

but the airport’s Sofitel was the most expensive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Hunt for missing Wandsworth man

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a man missing from Wandsworth.

36 year old John Sleigh was reported missing by concerned friends after he failed to show up for work on Monday.

John, also known as Johnny, hasn’t been seen since a night out in central London in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He’s white, around 6 foot 2, has short thinning fair hair and was last seen wearing dark jeans, brown shoes, shirt and zip-up jumper.

He also has a strong New Zealand accent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

World Wart II guns found in Surrey
Firearms belonging to a World War II hero found in Surrey have been donated to a Scottish museum.

The six firearms were found by a Surrey resident in 2008 while she was clearing out a property.

Enquiries established that they belonged to Geoffrey Hallowes who served with the Gordon Highlanders.

He helped organise French resistance after D-Day.

The guns have been donated to the Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

British embassy in Bangkok closed
The Foreign Office has confirmed it's closing the British Embassy in Bangkok today.

The US embassy has already been shut following the ongoing violence in the Thai capital.

Both embassies are near the area within Bangkok's business district where thousands of opposition protesters, known as the 'Red Shirts' are camped out.

The Foreign Office is warning British nationals not to travel there unless it's vital.

The Thai authorities have extended a state of emergency across more areas of the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 am  

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Hayes rape trial girl says she lied
An eight-year old girl alleged to have been raped by two 10-year old boys has admitted she lied.

She's told the Old Bailey she claimed to have been attacked in a field in Hayes, in west London last October, because she was scared her mother would find out she'd been "naughty".

The girl says some touching had taken place but she approached the boys. They deny all charges against them.

The trial's been adjourned to tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Alonso quickest in Monaco
Fernando Alonso has topped the timesheets in both of today’s practice sessions for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver was slightly quicker than Nico Rosberg who was second in the Mercedes.

McLaren pair Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button came seventh and ninth for the Woking team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Warning to Horsell homeowners
People living in a part of Woking are being warned to step up security after a series of burglaries and car crime.

Many cars in Horsell have been targeted and there’s also been a series of break-ins in the area.

There’s been a rise in crime in the area since February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Cycling superhighways on track
London Mayor Boris Johnson's announced where the capital's first two cycling "superhighways" will be.

The routes will run from Merton to the City and also Barking in east London to Tower Gateway.

They will open on July the 17th.

They'll be first of 12 routes which will make it easier and safer for people to commute by bike from outer to inner London on direct and continuous cycle routes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Third runway plans at Heathrow scrapped
Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been scrapped by the new government.

Councils, residents and green groups had opposed the expansion scheme.

The decision to cancel the plans came in a joint Conservative-Liberal Democrat policy agreement.

Wandsworth Council leader Edward Lister has welcomed the news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

John Terry fit for cup final
Chelsea and England defender John Terry says he's 100 per-cent fit - despite fears of a foot injury.

He hurt his right foot in training yesterday but scans have confirmed there's no break.

He's set to captain Chelsea as normal in Saturday's FA Cup final against Portsmouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Esher sign Mackenzie
Esher have signed Canada international Phil Mackenzie from Coventry.

The 23-year-old joins on a one year deal.

His arrival follows that of fly-half Mike Whitehead, who joined last week from Rotherham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

New Home Secretary visits Clapham
The new Home Secretary says putting police back on the streets is one of her top priorities.

Theresa May has met officers on an estate in Clapham which is notorious for drug dealing and robberies.

She says the government will also slash bureaucracy and establish elected commissioners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Students search for fitties in their libraries
A new social networking site is taking hold in university libraries across South West London and Surrey.

thefitfinder.co.uk is the brainchild of 21 year old London student Richard Martell.

The computer science student set up the website so his fellow undergraduates could find love on campus.

All they have to do is leave posts about students they find attractive – and then leave it to fate.

As Richard explains, if someone finds you attractive, they’ll approach you.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Mayor of Kingston visits Kingston Hospital’s Neonatal Unit

The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Ian R. McDonald chose to spend one of his last Tuesday afternoon’s as Mayor visiting Kingston Hospital’s Neonatal unit.

The Mayor spoke with parents of sick babies and discussed with staff what their day consists of as members of Kingston Hospital’s Neonatal Team. He also spent time observing the equipment, some of which has been funded through Kingston hospital’s official Neonatal charity - Born to Soon.

Born Too Soon was the Mayor’s charity in 2000, when His Worshipful The Mayor, Councillor Ian R. McDonald was Deputy Mayor, so he was very interested to see the progress that had been made over the last ten years. He added that the unit is essential to the healthcare of South West London.

He said: “This unit is vital to South West London and Surrey. It is amazing to see how the unit serves the residents of Kingston by providing first class facilities and exceptionally professional staff, during what must be an extremely difficult time in a parent’s life.”Kingston Hospital’s Neonatal Unit cares for up to 20 babies at any time and over the last year has cared for over 500 babies born prematurely. Much of this work could not have been achieved without support from the Born Too Soon charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Europa heartbreak for Fulham
Fulham have failed in their bid to win the Europa League.

Roy Hodgson’s men were beaten 2-1 by Atletico Madrid in the final last night.

Diego Forlan shattered the Cottagers dream with an extra-time winner to add to his first half strike in Hamburg.

Simon Davies had equalised for Fulham which ensured the game went into extra time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 am  

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Warning for south-west London over infectious moths

A warning’s been issued for south-west London after colonies of the Oak Processionary Moth were found.

The Health Protection Agency have issued warnings for Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond and Hammersmith & Fulham.

The caterpillars turn into moths at this time of the month and can cause serious allergic reactions.

The Forestry Commission are also advising anyone who spots the caterpillars or white nests in their trees to call them on 0131 314 6414
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

A top deal for an Egham student

A student from Egham has scooped a million pound book deal.

Kate Williams who’s on a creative writing course at Royal Holloway has been signed up by Penguin.

Her novel –‘ the pleasures of men’ will be published next year after a host of publishers were fighting over her work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

Zamora doubtful for Fulham in Europa final
Top scorer Bobby Zamora is a doubtful starter for Fulham in today’s Europa League final.

Zamora didn’t train yesterday ahead of the match against Atletico Madrid at the Hamburg Arena, in Germany.

He continues to be troubled by an Achilles injury.

In-form winger Damien Duff is also nursing a leg injury but is expected to start.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 am  

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

David Cameron is the new Prime Minister.
Less than an hour after Gordon Brown announced his resignation - the Tory leader went to Buckingham Palace where the Queen asked him to form a new Government.

Before entering Number Ten Downing Street with his wife Samantha - Mr Cameron confirmed he was forming a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

BREAKING NEWS: DAVID CAMERON IS THE NEW PRIME MINISTER

David Cameron has become the youngest Prime Minister for over 200 years.

The Conservative spent over half an hour with the Queen after Gordon Brown announced his resignation earlier.

One of his first jobs will be a security briefing. He will then form his cabinet.

His supporters are waiting to welcome him into number 10.

Here's a statement from the Liberal Democrats:

It is clear that the Labour Party never took seriously the prospects of forming a progressive, reforming government with the Liberal Democrats. Key members of Labour's negotiating team gave every impression of wanting the process to fail and Labour made no attempt at all to agree a common approach with the Liberal Democrats on issues such as fairer schools funding for the most deprived pupils and taking those on low incomes out of tax.

It became clear to the Liberal Democrats that certain key Labour cabinet ministers were determined to undermine any agreement by holding out on policy issues and suggesting that Labour would not deliver on proportional representation and might not marshal the votes to secure even the most modest form of electoral reform.

It is clear that some people in the Labour Party see opposition as a more attractive alternative to the challenges of creating a progressive, reforming government, not least in the context of a Labour leadership election campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

BREAKING NEWS : BROWN RESIGNS

Gordon Brown has resigned as Prime Minister.

He's made a statement outside outside Number Ten - flanked by his wife Sarah - inviting the leader of the opposition to form a government.

In an emotional address, he said he was also resigning as leader of the Labour party with immediate effect.

Hear his speech in full here;




He spent 15 minutes with the Queen at Buckingham Palace where he said he's stepping down - and advised her to invite the leader of opposition, David Cameron, to form a Government.

He left Buckingham Palace for the Labour HQ with no police escort - and got stuck in the post rush hour traffic.

Mr Brown made his resignation announcement outside Downing Street - with his wife, Sarah by his side.


They left Downing Street for the last time with their two sons, John and Fraser.

His voice at times cracking with emotion, Mr Brown said it had been a privilege to serve, and wished his successor well.

Sources suggest he's told friends he plans to resign as an MP and leave politics. We are at this time without a Prime Minister.



Minutes after Gordon Brown announced his resignation - talks between the Tories and Lib Dems ended after five and half hours.

The top negotiators said very little as they left the Cabinet Office, and went to meet their respective leaders.

Here's what William Hague had to say for the Conservatives.



Gordon Brown's resignation brings to an end 13 years of Labour rule. One of Mr Brown's closest allies Ed Balls says it's the end of an era.



Harriet Harman is now in charge of the party for the time being.


Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister in 2007.

Mr Blair's released this statement tonight.

"I spoke to Gordon Brown tonight in a warm conversation that reflected a friendship of almost 30 years' duration.

"I pay tribute to the dignity, courage and leadership he has shown in these last few days and to the quite extraordinary service he has given to our country in 13 years of government as Chancellor and Prime Minister and to the cause of social justice at home and abroad."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm  

Ash cloud crisis map

The ash cloud crisis had a severe impact on last month's passenger figures at a major UK airport.

Gatwick handled just over 2 million passengers in April - that's around 20 percent down on the same month last year.


Airport chiefs reckon flight restrictions at Gatwick caused by the ash problem accounted for the loss of nearly 600-thousand passengers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

A walk in the park for the Shooting Star

Shooting Star is inviting walkers of all abilities to sign up for its second Three Parks Challenge on 20 June. As you marvel at the beautiful scenery and historic landmarks that Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Hampton Court Park have to offer you will also be raising vital funds for Shooting Star, which provides care, support and advice for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

2010 marks the fifth anniversary of Shooting Star’s care services, and it’s hoping to encourage a record number of walkers to enter the unique event which consists of a 3, 8 or 15 mile route. Starting at Bushy Park, the walk carries on through Hampton Court Park, taking the river path through Kingston onto the historic and beautiful location of Richmond Park before returning back to Bushy Park.

Participants are asked to register by 14 June, and can enter individually or as part of a team. For more details or to register online visit www.shootingstar.org.uk/threeparkschallenge
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

All aboard for Edwina’s ladies’ lunch

Former Conservative MP Edwina Currie took time out from the general election campaign trail to help support the Surrey Air Ambulance.

The former junior health minister was busy persuading voters to back Tory leader David Cameron in Surrey, London and her former constituency in Derbyshire.

But she still found time to rally guests for her eagerly-anticipated ladies’ lunch at The William Bray pub and restaurant in Shere next month.

The colourful writer and broadcaster, who lives in Nutfield, will be the guest speaker to help raise funds for the Surrey Air Ambulance which needs £1.7m-a-year to stay airborne.

She explained: “Surrey is a big county and the air ambulance is vital. We have got our own helicopter now with doctors on board which is an innovation in itself.

“It means the helicopter can land on motorways and treat people on the spot then deliver them to the most appropriate hospital for their injuries.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Fulham's boss is manager of the year
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson was last night named the LMA Manager of the Year.

Harry Redknapp picked up the Premier League award.

But Hodgson got the nod from his peers for the overall prize.

He led the Cottagers to their first ever European final and to 12th in the Premier League on a limited budget.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am  

Monday, 10 May 2010

Have you had your fire safety check yet?
Did you know that the London fire brigade will offer you a home fire safety check free of charge?

The service targets their home visits at people who are a higher risk of fire including the elderly and infirm.

But they will come to your house if you request it. Just click here for more details

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Pub owner killed in accident in Surrey
The owner of a gastro pub empire has been killed in an accident at a farm in Surrey.

It’s understood Charles Gotto died after a tractor reversed into him while he was working in Ockley yesterday morning.

The 66 year old ran a number of pubs including the Ship in Wandsworth with his wife Linda.

They opened up a pub restaurant at their own farm in Ockley a number of years ago, which they ran together.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

New record for kite surfing
A man has created a new world record for kite surfing across the Channel.

Captain Rob Smith completed the challenge in two hours and eleven minutes.

The idea was all part of the Surbiton based “Homage to Fromage Cheese Club of Seething in Surbiton”.

Over 13 thousand pounds was raised for The Shooting Star Children Hospice in Hampton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

New diabetes centre to open in Chertsey
A centre in Chertsey offering specialist diabetes care, which has taken nearly two years to construct, is to be officially opened by Sir Ian Botham.

The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Resource Centre at St Peter's Hospital has been built in memory of a local teenager who died in 2002.

Stephanie died from complications from Type 1 diabetes at the age of 17.

The ex-cricketer, patron of the appeal which raised more than £1m for the centre, will open it next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

A reward offered in Egham
A reward is being offered by the owners of a Rottweiler puppy which was stolen from a garden in Egham.

The black and brown dog, who is about eight weeks old was taken from a property in Thorpe Lea Road.

Police said the suspects forced open a wooden door to the garden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Hodgson calls on UEFA to act
Fulham boss Roy Hodgson's urging UEFA to consider postponing the Europa League final if the ash cloud situation worsens.

The west Londoners are due to face Atletico Madrid in Hamburg on Wednesday.

They're due to fly out tomorrow but could be forced into changing their plans.

Hodgson says European football's governing body should act decisively if there's serious disruption to travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Weybridge poised to do it all again
Voters in 20 constituencies, including Weybridge, could be forced to cast their ballot again.

That’s after thousands of people were stopped from voting last week with polling stations being overwhelmed.

It’s thought some party agencies could be planning a High Court challenge.

Police are also probing a number of serious fraud allegations across the country, including Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

Hounslow volunteers wanted
Hounslow residents are being asked to help improve the borough’s health and social care services.

Volunteers are needed to review leaflets and monitor services and access.

Anyone with an interest in health and social care can get involved.

If you'd like to take part email [email protected] or call 0208 583 3164.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Man assaulted in Walton
A hunt’s underway for a middle aged man who seriously assaulted a driver in Walton on Saturday.

The attack left the victim – a man in his twenties – in need of 18 stitches to the head and lip.

It happened at the Manor Road car park in Walton at 2:30 in the afternoon. The suspect ran off, possibly back on to Terrace Road.

He’s slim, in his forties, with grey hair and wore a bottle green jump suit – possibly a work uniform - with boots.

Anyone with any information is urged to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 am  

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Chelsea win the Premier League
Chelsea are celebrating their first Premier League title for four years.

They secured the trophy in some style with an 8-0 thrashing of Wigan to finish a point above Manchester United.

Midfielder Frank Lampard was among the scorers.

He says the latest title triumph is more satisfying than the two achieved under the reign of Jose Mourinho.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Hollywood comes to Shepherd's Bush
Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush will be getting the Hollywood treatment tonight.

It's the world premiere of Disney’s latest blockbuster The Prince of Persia.

Stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton are set to attend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 pm  

Chelsea look to wrap up league title
Chelsea could seal the Premier League title later on.

As long as the Blues beat Wigan at home they’ll be crowned champions.

Manchester United a point behind entertain Stoke at Old Trafford.

Fulham travel to the Emirates to play Arsenal in their final league game of the season.

The Cottagers are off to Germany on Wednesday for the Europa League final against Atletico Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

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