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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Concern over lead thefts in Surrey
Lead has been stolen from the roofs of two properties in Surrey.

Both happened this week at houses in Redhill causing damage running into thousands of pounds.

There have been a number of similar thefts recently across the County.

Police say metal theft is a real concern and lead flashing is seen as an attractive and expensive commodity for thieves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 am  

Police appeal again over Chiswick crash
Police are re-appealing for information after a fatal crash in Chiswick.

Sean Doyle, 17, died after the car he was in collided with stationary vehicles in Fauconberg Road on Monday.

Three others had to be cut free from the wreckage.

Police were trying to stop the car before the crash.

A 15-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

Overground extension arrives in Croydon
The overground extension to the East London Line opens this weekend.

The service replaces the underground system and connects New Cross, Crystal Palace and West Croydon.

It’ll run seven days a week and is aimed to ease congestion during the 2012 Olympics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 am  

Government office to be scrapped, says Brake
A Government office, which spends almost 20 million pounds a year on services including crime, is to be scrapped.

Lib Dem spokesman for London, and Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake says the decision was made to make better use of the taxpayer's money and will save around £12 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 am  

Friday, 21 May 2010

Change to waiting times at St.Peter's hospital
Visiting times at St Peter’s hospital in Chertsey are changing.

From next month patients will only be allowed visitors between 6 and 8 in the evening but times have been extended at the week-end.

The hospital says it will help provide a more restful enviroment and improve recovery time.

It will also help with congestion at the site particularly with parking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Police locate missing man in Hayes
Police have located a vulnerable man who went missing in Hayes.

65 year old Mohammed Younas was found last night.

Police say he’s safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

Walton family make appeal
A family from Walton are appealing for a thief to hand back their bike.

The Alessi family were planning to take part in a charity bike ride later this month to raise money for the stroke association.

It’s after Onofrio Alessi died from the condition 2 years ago.

The family say the bike has sentimental value and they can’t see the motive for some-one to steal it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

New barrier at Epsom recycling centre
A new barrier is being put up at the entrance to the recycling centre at Epsom.

The Council says it’s to help traffic flow and improve safety.

It will be placed across Bleinheim Road to create separate entrances for the public and also businesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

McLaren hopeful ahead of Turkish Grand Prix
McLaren’s team boss says their car should go well at the Turkish Grand Prix.

Martin Whitmarsh says the configuration of the Istanbul circuit will suit their package as they seem to excel around faster tracks.

The Woking team will also have aerodynamic upgrades for the race next Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Police capture prisoner in Addlestone
Police have captured a prisoner who went on the run.

28 year old Paul Edwards from Addlestone went missing from a prison in Kent.

He was caught by police yesterday afternoon after a member of the public spotted him acting suspiciously in Addlestone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Three jailed for Thornton Heath attack
Three robbers have been jailed for nine years each for killing a man for his BlackBerry which they sold for 60 pounds and a chicken dinner.

Saravanakumar Sellappan was targeted in Thornton Heath last October.

The 24 year-old died from a brain injury despite being sent home from hospital.

The three were found guilty of manslaughter and robbery last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Measles warning across South West London
Health chiefs across South West London are being warning parents about an outbreak of measles.

In the last fortnight there’s been 4 confirmed and 19 suspected cases in Sutton and Merton.

Several children have received treatment in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Campbell facing court over suspected Blood Diamond gift
Streatham born supermodel Naomi Campbell is facing court again.

It’s after prosecutors have allegedly subpoenaed her to appear in the trial of the former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor.

The 62 year old stands accused of rape, mutilation and conscripting child soldiers to arm rebels in Sierra Leone.

39 year old Campbell was allegedly given a Blood Diamond by Taylor on a visit to Liberia in 1997.

The stones take the name because they are mined in war zones to fund insurgency or warlord activity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Last known picture released

This is the last known picture of Battersea resident Johnny Sleigh.

The 36 year old New Zealander went missing after a night out in the West End on May 8th.

Johnny was reported missing by his boss after he failed to turn up for work on the Monday.

A police investigation to find him was immediately launched, however on Monday 17th May, his body was recovered from the River Thames near Tower Bridge.

Johnny’s death is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem gave the cause of death as drowning

Police are asking anyone with information to call the incident room on 0207 321 9251 or to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

National Children's Hospice Week


This weekend marks the end of National Children's Hospice Week.

A number of events have taken place over the last six days.

At the start of the week members of the team at the Shooting Star in Hampton took to the streets to spread the word about the hard work done by the hospice which costs over nine thousand pounds a day to run - yet receives only 8 percent Government funding a year.

They hand made masks to give to unsuspecting people across SW London [pictured].

It was also announced that the Shooting Star was considering a merger with Guildford based Chase, to save time and effort.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

First woman to appear naked on television dies
Friends have paid tribute to a Kingstonian who was the first woman to appear naked on British television.

Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Kingston mobile phone thief
A thief who stole mobile phones from handbags in Kingston’s largest nightclub has been jailed for six months.

He will then be deported.

Michelle Quinn reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Home Improvement Packs to be scrapped
It’s been announced today that the controversial Home Information Packs will be scrapped.

Michelle Quinn reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

Richard Buckle in Bangkok

Bangkok remains in a state of uncertainty tonight as the second night of enforced curfews gets underway.

The curfew in the city and 23 provinces has been extended to last for three nights, in an attempt to kerb any remaining resistance.

Richard Buckle is in the city for Jackie and gave us this update.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Voting changes demanded by watchdog
The elections watchdog is demanding urgent changes following the chaos that left hundreds of people unable to vote on May the 6th.

The Electoral Commission's hit out at inadequate planning and has criticised returning officers for not responding quickly enough when queues built up at polling stations.

One of the area’s affected was Weybridge.

Chair Jenny Watson says at least 1-thousand 200 people were turned away across the UK when the polls officially closed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Police confirm identity of body found in Thames
Police have confirmed a body found in the River Thames is that of missing Battersea resident John Sleigh.

The 36-year-old was last seen on Friday May 7th after a night out with friends in central London.

Concerns were raised when the New Zealander failed to turn up for work the following Monday.

Police aren’t treating the death as suspicious and a post mortem gave the cause of death as drowning.

They’d like to hear from anyone who was in the Hungerford Bridge area in the early hours of Saturday 8th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Surrey police bowl over the opposition
Surrey police have scooped an award.

They’ve just won the national cricket championship.

They beat West Mercia police in the final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

Police make new appeals after Woking attack
Police are making new appeals a week after a woman was assaulted in a street robbery in Woking.

The 39 year old was attacked in an alleyway near Monument Road in Maybury.

The victim had money and her phone stolen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Committed to Crossrail
The Transport Secretary says the new Government's committed to helping deliver the 16 billion pound Crossrail scheme.

Phillip Hammond says with plans for a third runway at Heathrow scrapped, a high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham should include a direct link to the west London airport.

The Weybridge MP was speaking at the opening of a new platform at King's Cross, part of a 500 million redevelopment of the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Oxford top in University survey
Oxford has come out top in a new university league table, with Cambridge in second place.

The Complete Universities Guide, published in the Independent, puts Buckingham University - the UK's only private university - top in three categories.

The Royal Holloway in Egham was ranked 30th , Kingston 84th and Roehampton 87th out of 115 universities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Ballack hopes to play for Germany again
Germany captain Michael Ballack says he will play international football again.

The Chelsea midfielder is being forced to miss the World Cup after he picked up an ankle injury in the FA cup final.

Ballack has made 98 appearances for his country and played in the last two World Cups.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Wimbledon Championship poet
Wimbledon Tennis Championships new official poet has been speaking to Radio Jackie.

Matt Harvey will be writing a poem a day for the duration of the tournament.

He’ll be keeping fans at home up to date with his blog and via twitter. He'll also be entertaining the crowds in the queue with live performances.

Matt told us about his new role

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Butterfly Ball in Battersea tonight
The annual Butterfly Ball will take place at Battersea’s Evolution Club tonight.

It’s the events 10th anniversary with all money raised going to the Cauldwell Children’s Charity.

Princess Beatrice will be attending tonight’s bash headlined by Sir Elton John.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Surrey police crackdown on using the phone when driving
A crackdown on talking when driving is the new focus for Surrey police.

Talk Smart is the new campaign to stop drivers using hand held mobiles while driving.

17 percent of drivers nationally admit to using their phones, without a hands free kit, making them 4 times as likely to crash.

Last year, Surrey police issued more than 3 thousand fines for the offence, slightly down from the previous year.

The Talk Smart campaign involves a week of road shows and activities across the county, starting this Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Dementia care improving in Wandsworth
Dementia care in Wandsworth is being improved with a new council run scheme.

The course is provided free of charge to sixty care professionals this year, with hopes to extend this.

The specialist training allows care staff to build relationships with dementia patients, using new methods of care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Ash cloud bring relief to Richmond residents
The Volcanic ash cloud bought misery to many last month, but not those living under the Heathrow flight path.

A ten decibel drop in noise levels was recorded over Richmond over the five days of empty skies.

The quietest day recorded was the first day of the ban, with a level of 46 decibels recorded.

The loudest was the day they resumed, almost doubling to 80 decibels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Fresh appeals for Weybridge club attack

Police have said an attack on a clubber in Weybridge was cowardly and senseless.

They’re renewing their appeals to the assault on a 33 year old man, who suffered head and brain injuries as a result.

A CCTV still has been released of a man connected to the attack in Reds nightclub on Queens Road last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Londoners happier than ever
Over eighty percent of Londoners are happy with living in the capital.

The annual London Survey has revealed that residents are increasingly satisfied with policing and neighbourhood safety.

The study also found that more Londoners are looking forward to the Olympics, with 66 percent agreeing it will be good for the city.

It wasn’t all good news though, almost half said burglary is still the most reason why they feel unsafe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Epsom pensioner conned
A pensioner has been conned in Epsom.

The bogus roofer told the elderly woman she had loose tiles which could fall off and hit some-one.

He asked for 45 pounds to carry out the work and left without doing anything on Saturday.

The suspect’s white – about twenty and around 5 foot 6.

He has blonde hair and acne.

It’s believed he was driving a large white van.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

School restorations in jeopardy
Restoration projects at a number of London schools are in jeopardy today.

Five schools look like they may loose access to a 65 million pound fund set up by the last Government.

Its as new ministers admit The Building Schools for the Future programme may fall victim to spending cuts.

Carshalton High for girls is one of those in need of regeneration but Lib Dem MP Tom Brake is warning teachers not to panic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Cobham murder trial
Day two of a Cobham murder trial got underway at the Old Bailey this morning.

Chef Peter Wallner is accused of murdering his wife Melanie by hitting her over the head with a cast iron grill pan before burying her in a freezer for three years.

The body of the 30 year old American was only discovered last June when dustmen refused to take the wheelie bin from their home in Hamilton avenue as it was too heavy.

In fact, forensics think her body had been transferred from the freezer into the bin only a couple of days before she was found.

Wallner told family and friends Melanie had died suddenly from a burst blood vessel in the brain before presenting them with an urn supposedly filled with her ashes.

The prosecution claims he then moved abroad with his new girlfriend to escape arrest.

He’s pleaded not guilty to murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Chiswick crash leaves teenager in life threatening condition
A teenager is fighting for his life following a high speed collision in Chiswick last night.

The 15 year old was travelling in a Honda Civic, being driven by another 15 year old, when it crashed into a number of parked car in Fauconberg Road just after 9 o’clock.

The driver was taken to hospital where he’s in a stable condition.

Three of his friends had to be cut free - one of which is in a life threatening condition in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Hayes and Harlington MP announces bid for Labour Leadership

The MP for Hayes and Harlington has announced today that he is entering the race to be Labour Leader.

John McDonnell, who retained his constituency seat in the election, he made the announcement at a conference in Brighton.

He commented that it could be tough to get the number of nominations to stand, but he'll try anyway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Dangerous driving charge for Wandsworth resident
A man’s been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a collision on Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, in January.

Kirby Harty has also been charged with aggravated taking and driving away.

The 29-year-old, from Wandsworth, will appear before Sutton Magistrates in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

John Lewis set to expand to Croydon
John Lewis is set to create another 720 jobs across the country.

They’re opening three new ‘at home stores’ in Tunbridge Wells, Swindon and Croydon.

The new building project is part of a 16 million-pound investment programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

British Airways returns to normal
British Airways says it hopes to run a full schedule of long haul flights today, as operations return to normal.

The airline says it's reinstated some of the services which had been cancelled at Heathrow, ahead of the planned strike by cabin crew.

The High Court granted BA an injunction on Monday, preventing strike action.

A decision on the Unite union's appeal will be given tomorrow morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Prisoner on the run


Police are trying to track down a prisoner who’s on the run.

28 year old Paul Edwards from Addlestone escaped from a prison in Kent earlier this month.

He was convicted for a number of burglaries and thefts.

Edwards is white with a shaved head and dark receding hair – about 5 foot 11 with tattoos on both arms.

Police believe there’s a strong chance he’s returned to the Surrey area as he has a number of connections in the County.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Surrey in keen tussle with Middlesex
Middlesex are making a strong reply to Surrey’s 390 in their County Championship Division 2 match at The Oval.

Led by Scott Newman 79, and England skipper Andrew Strauss 54 they closed the second day on 148 without loss.

Surrey posted 490 in their first innings led by a brilliant 223 from Mark Ramprakash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 am  

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Arrests in Sutton crackdown

Police today carried out a series of early morning raids at 11 addresses as part of Operation Athena to crack down on hate crime, including domestic violence.

The officers made four arrests - two men and two women - across Sutton borough and neighbouring areas for offences including racial harassment and common assault.

The men arrested are aged 26 and 43.

The women arrested are aged 28 and 35. Two of those arrested have been bailed to return to Sutton Police station at a later date and the other two have received cautions.

In addition, three suspects agreed to hand themselves in at the police station today as a result of the raids.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 pm  

GUILTY VERDICT : NEW MALDEN
A man’s been found guilty of murdering a New Malden businessman.

35 year old Seong Hong has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing Myung Jang to death after an argument last July.

The court heard how police were called to reports of a fight at a house on the Kingston Road late one night.

The 38 year old Korean victim was found in the back garden suffering from stab wounds. He died four hours later in hospital.

Hong had admitted carrying out the stabbing saying he was owed money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Red barbed ants on Chobham Common
The red barbed ant is the rarest animal in the UK, and its last remaining sites are found here in Surrey, on Chobham Common.

The Surrey Wildlife Trust have released new broods to boost the existing population.

But their outlook is bleak as Scott Dodd, the inverterbrates manager, explains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm  


An art installation inspired by the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, has been formally unveiled outside the civic centre in Twickenham, by the artist and school pupils who made it.

Artist Sam Haynes was commissioned by Amnesty International and the United Nations Association’s Twickenham and Richmond branches to work with Christ’s and Greycourt secondary schools to develop the designs.

Richmond Council’s Arts Service, based at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham, helped run the pupil-artist sessions.

The six meter long sculpture includes a series of sixteen spinning figures marked with text and images that reflect the struggle for human rights since the war. It also includes statements from the year 10 pupils, following interviews they carried out with visitors to Twickenham Day Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Monday, 17 May 2010

Show your support for Children's Hospices

This week is Children’s Hospice Week. It's the UK’s biggest awareness and fundraising week for children’s hospice services, and the theme for 2010 is ‘This is my hero.’

The Shooting Star Children's Hospice in Hampton created a load of masks to take to famous landmarks in the area.

They were spotted out and about, and even paid the Jackie Studios a visit.

Click here for more information on how you can help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 pm  

Have you got what it takes to be a Super Hero?

This week we’re celebrating National Children’s Hospice Week.

Superheroes is the theme of the event. To mark this Chase in Guildford is holding a Superheroes Night Walk on Saturday.

Supporters will take to the streets dressed as their favourite character all to raise money for the hospice.

GMTV presenter Andrew Castle, a patron, is taking part – he’ll be dressed as Superman.

To find out more please click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 pm  

BA cabin crew strike is off
A five day strike by BA cabin crew due to start at midnight is off.

An injunction’s been granted by the High Court after the airline claimed the strike ballot was faulty.

An appeal by the Unite Union will be launched tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 pm  

Richmond man gears up for the ride of his life

A Physiotherapist from Richmond is embarking on the challenge of his life.

Paul Levitt will cycle a mammoth 874 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats starting on Thursday.

All money raised will go to the Royal Marsden Hospital – where John was treated for a brain tumour five years ago.

Paul says some people see cancer as a death sentence – but its a chance to live.


Click here for more information

Paul wished to thank;
# Special thank you for the major sponsors Delta Vehicle Hire of Egham, Don Fernandos of Richmond, Lucozade Sport, Sigma Sports of Kingston, Pharmacare Pharmacy in Ham, Lucozade Sports, Polaris Apparel cycle clothing, Octink in Brentford and Robert Horne Group
# For more information on the ride please follow the link http://www.paullevittfoundation.co.uk/ & to be able to follow their progress
# To follow our progress then log on to http://www.plf2010.blogspot.com/
# To give further donations click here;
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Richard Buckle in Bangkok
Thailand's government has toughened its stance towards Red Shirt protesters in the capital Bangkok - rejecting their calls for UN-supervised talks.

Jackie reporter Richard Buckle is in the city and describes the situation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Consultation on Northern line extension
The proposed extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea has taken a significant step forward.

The formal public consultation is now underway.

An information leaflet and questionnaire is being delivered to almost 40,000 households along the proposed route.

People have until the end of June to respond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Top soldier speaks of trauma
Britain’s most highly decorated soldier says he tried to commit suicide after being traumatised on the front line.

30 year old Johnson Beharry was awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross for saving colleagues while under fire.

The Croydon born soldier has told how he tried to crash his car at 100 miles per hour in December 2008 after an argument.

He’s made the revelation in the hope it will help other soldiers suffering the sort of depression he was.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Surrey police under fire
Police chiefs have been criticised for putting the public at risk by employing an increasing number of civilian staff ahead of specialist officers.

According to the Police Federation Surrey is one of two forces in the country to actually have more civilian staff than officers.

From 2000 to 2009 staff numbers have gone up by over a thousand while officer numbers have increased by just 39.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Met's new computer system over budget
The Met's new computer system aimed at saving cash is running six months late, and 10 million over budget.

Scotland Yard bosses planned to spend 38 million overhauling its human resources department with a centralised IT system.

But the project, meant to save 15 million a year, is now expected to cost 48 million, and no date has been set for its final launch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Ballack out of World Cup
Germany captain Michael Ballack has been ruled out of the World Cup.

The Chelsea midfielder picked up an ankle injury following a tackle from Portsmouth's Kevin Prince Boateng in this weekend's FA Cup final at Wembley.

The German FA informed journalists of the news this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Walliams ties the knot
Banstead born funny man, Little Britain's David Walliams has married the Dutch model Lara Stone.

The couple took their vows at Claridge's hotel in central London yesterday.

Among the guests were new parents Lee Mead and Denise Van Outen, Sam Taylor-Wood and Barbara Windsor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Trainee policeman accused of rape
A trainee Met detective has been charged with raping a woman in police accommodation.

Detective constable Shahzad Malik is accused of attacking the woman after meeting her on a website.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission launched an inquiry after the 27-year-old woman contacted police in January.

30 year old Malik, who was based at Hounslow police station, is due in court on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Investigation after Brentford house fire
Part of a house in Brentford has been gutted by fire.

Around twenty fire fighters were called to the blaze on Lionel Road North yesterday evening.

Meanwhile a flat has been damaged by fire in the Fulham Road.

It’s believed to have been started accidentally in the kitchen. A man escaped the building before crews arrived at 7.45 last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Chelsea boss wants to stay
Carlo Ancelotti would like to stay on as Chelsea manager for the next decade.

It’s after guiding the club to a first league and FA Cup Double.

The Italian is the fifth blues boss in 21 months.

Ancelotti says he likes life in England and it’s easy to manage Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Midwives flock to Epsom

In the last year alone, 33 new midwives have started work at the maternity units at Epsom and St Helier hospitals, helping to further improve the experience new mums (and dads) have with the Trust.

The new recruits bring the total number of midwives working at our hospitals to a grand total of 178. And last year, the team delivered 5078 babies, with that number expected to rise this year by approximately 100 births.

Head of Midwifery at the Trust, Sally Sivas, is particularly proud of the new midwives. She said: “We’re committed to offering each and every new parent the very best possible care, and having such a strong, large team is just one of the ways we can help to make sure we stay true to that commitment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Ancelotti dismisses Lampard speculation
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has branded reports Frank Lampard may join Real Madrid in the summer as “a joke”.

It’s widely thought former Blues boss Jose Mourinho is on his way to the Spanish side in the summer and would make the 20 goal a season midfielder his top target.

But Ancelotti says he’s going nowhere.

Joe Cole’s future at the club is less certain though.

His contract is due to expire and so far negotiations on a new one have broken down, with Cole wanting a guarantee of first team football.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Surrey police chiefs under fire
Police chiefs have been criticised for putting the public at risk by employing an increasing number of civilian staff ahead of specialist officers.

According to the Police Federation Surrey are one of two forces in the country to actually have more staff than officers.

From 2000 to 2009 staff numbers have gone up by over a thousand –

while officer numbers have increased by just 39.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Fears grow for missing Battersea man

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a man missing from Battersea.

Johnny Sleigh hasn’t been seen since last Saturday, when he was on a night out with friends in central London.

The 36-year-olds family have now flown over from New Zealand to try and find him.

Anyone who may have seen him should call police or Crimestoppers anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

A busy start for Philip Hammond
British Airways and the union representing its cabin crew will meet the new Transport Secretary and Runnymede MP Philip Hammond later.

They'll also hold talks at the conciliation service Acas this morning to avoid a fresh wave of strikes scheduled to begin tomorrow.

The Heathrow based airline is also launching a High Court challenge to try and have the walkouts called off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

An all-London cricket derby
An all-London derby kicks off this morning in cricket’s County Championship Division Two.

Surrey face rivals Middlesex at The Oval.

After losing their first four games Middlesex have bounced back with two impressive wins –

while Surrey are still waiting for their first win in the competition after losing three and drawing one of their games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Man charged with Redhill murder

A 31 year-old man from Battersea has been charged with murder.

The charge relates to the death of Anthony Kennard Gray who died in hospital last Wednesday morning.

Gray was found at an address in Redhill last Tuesday morning with a puncture wound to the neck.

Marlon Kelly has been remanded in custody and will appear at South East Surrey Magistrates Court this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 am  

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Controversial parking charges in Richmond could be dropped
It looks like the controversial parking charges in Richmond and Bushy Parks could be dropped soon.

Both the Lib Dem's and Conservatives were opposed to the plans which were being pushed through by Labour.

With the newly formed coalition Government an announcement on the situation is expect soon.

This Jackie listener from Wandsworth uses the park and recently voiced her opposition to the plans:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Egham student scoops million pound book deal
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.

Kate say's she's thrilled:





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Shepperton woman attacked
A woman has been left injured after an altercation in Shepperton.

A man and woman on the Upper Halliford Road between 2 and 3am on Friday morning.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses, as the area was busy at that time.

They're looking for a white man aged approximately 19 with short dark hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Hounslow Council take travel pass from someone with learning disabilities
A woman with learning disabilities has lost her free travel pass after Hounslow Council said her IQ was too high for her to qualify.

Yvonne Chappell had the Freedom Pass for 10 years, but was turned down an application on her renewal application.

London Councils have now been given the responsibility of issuing the passes.

Hounslow Council chose to reassess the disabilities of the applicants and received a letter from Ms Chappell's doctor saying she did not have details of the disability on record.

The Council says the applicants are being asked for fresh evidence of their disability and are happy to review this case with new information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

London Road in Hackbridge closed on Bank Holiday Weekend
Drivers are being warned about a closure on one of Hackbridge's main roads.

London Road will be shut for 72 hours over the Bank Holiday week-end at the end of the month.

It's to allow essential bridge work to be carried out and diversions will be in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Boy in Leatherhead charged with Assault
A 16 year-old boy from Leatherhead has been charged with assault.

He's due to appear at South East Surrey Youth Court next month after fracturing the jaw of another youth.

The attack took place on Kingston Road in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Coalition government going to plan...
The new coalition government between the conservatives and the Liberal Democrats seems to be going to plan so far.

Our political expert from Kingston University, Robin Pettitt says that this is just the easy part.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

Chelsea complete domestic double
Chelsea have beaten Portsmouth 1-0 in the FA Cup final and completed the Premier League champions' first domestic double.

They hit the woodwork five times and both sides missed penalties at Wembley.


Didier Drogba's second half free kick was enough to retain the trophy.

It was the Ivorians 37th goal of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 am  

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