Cheryl says Ashley can ''keep'' their Godalming haven
They got together in 2004, wed in 2006, and are divorcing in 2010.
Cheryl Cole has confirmed she is seeking a permanent split from Ashley .
The X-factor judge is expected to ask for a quick settlement and will let the Chelsea defender keep their six million pound Surrey mansion - according to newspaper reports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm
BA and Unite get back round the table
Talks between Heathrow based British Airways and the Unite union are resuming in an effort to resolve their long running dispute.
Cabin crew at the airline are on the third day of their first five day walkout in a row over pay, jobs and working conditions.
More action's being threatened unless the deadlock's broken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm
Dodgy dealer caught out
A millionaire conman who lived what's been described as a 'thoroughly dishonest life' has been jailed for 15 months.
Permjit Sagoo, known as Peter, duped parents at his young daughters' private school into giving him money for worthless investments.
The court heard the 44 year old, from Staines, gained a total of 1-point-5 million pounds from a series of frauds as well as money laundering and dodgy deals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm
Teen due to be sentenced for Tooting murder
A schoolboy faces a life sentence after he took revenge for being dumped by killing his ex-girlfriend and her older sister in a house fire.
The 15-year-old, who can't be named, has been found guilty of murdering Maleha Masud, who was 15 too, and 21-year-old Nabiha in Tooting last June.
The Old Bailey heard he'd searched online for "how to burn someone's house down".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm
Croydon South's MP misses out
The new chairman of the influential Tory 1922 committee has been elected in a ballot of backbenchers.
Graham Brady is the MP for Altrincham and Sale West. He was up against Croydon South's MP Richard Ottaway.
He quit the Tory frontbench in 2007 in protest at the party's policy on grammar schools.
Brady says he is "delighted" and honoured to be chosen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm
Twickenham's MP makes an announcement
Vince Cable's announced he's standing down as deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats so he can concentrate on his new job as Business Secretary.
In a letter to his party's leader, Deputy PM Nick Clegg, he said he felt it right to focus wholeheartedly on his Cabinet responsibilities in the coalition Government.
A successor will be chosen by the Lib Dems on the 9th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm
URGENT APPEAL: KINGSTON
An urgent appeal is going out for premature babies at Kingston Hospital.
The neonatal unit is calling for breast milk donations.
Mothers of prem babies are sometimes unable to produce milk due to the early arrival of their infant.
BA considers mor elegal action against the Unite Union
There's speculation British Airways is considering further legal action to stop a strike by Heathrow-based cabin crew which has entered its third day.
BA has written to the Unite union warning its battle will "come to a full court case in due course" and reminding them to keep all relevant paperwork.
The union successfully overturned an injunction blocking the industrial action last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am
New Wandsworth mayor sworn in
Councillor Pier Connolly McCausland has been sworn in as the new mayor of Wandsworth.
A resident of the borough for thirty years, McCausland was first elected a councillor in ‘98.
His predecessor, Brian Prichard died from illness last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am
Six injured by turbulence hit Heathrow flight
A United Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles has made an emergency stop in Montreal - after five passengers and one crew member were injured by turbulence.
Five people suffered fractures, mainly in their arms and a sixth person, a pregnant woman, complained of abdominal pains.
The plane landed in Montreal yesterday afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Biker gears up for charity
Express Insurance and British Superbike champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will be supporting motorcycle enthusiast and ex-serviceman Bill Allan, when he sets off on 29th May on an incredible 6,467 mile journey to raise £50,000 in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity (previously known as The Army Benevolent Fund).
Bill, 53, left his job with the AA 18 months ago to prepare for the trip and has been planning the challenge with his two daughters 18 year-old Maddison and 15 year-old Nikita who live with him in Croydon.
Riding a 1995 Yamaha TDM 850cc motorbike fitted with Avon Storm 2 Ultra tyres, Bill is aiming to complete the highly demanding challenge, on his own, in just 22 days.
The epic journey will take him from his hometown of Croydon right to the Turkish/Iraqi border. On his travels Bill will pass through ten different countries, and will only take a total of two rest days. To find out more click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am
New scheme to target re-offenders in Surrey
A new initiative by Surrey Police hopes to reduce the number of re-offending criminals.
Those who are released from prison after serving less than 12 months are more likely to re-offenders and have a negative impact on the local area.
Integrated Offender Management aims to stop this return to crime and tackle the affect in local communities.
The scheme will bring together the police, probation and drug intervention services together to resolve problems.
Re-offending in Surrey was reduced last year by almost fifty percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am
Levi Roots set for Clampham Common this weekend
How about spicing up your life this bank holiday weekend?
Research suggests hot food may be the best way to keep cool rather than an ice cream or cold drink.
Founder of the reggae reggae sauce Levi Roots will be hosting the Lazy Sunday festival on Clapham Common.
He was made famous by the BBC Programme Dragons Den. He says it was a fiery experience – much like his hot sauce.
Healthy Hearts for Kingston
An NHS programme based at Kingston Hospital has helped the lives of 60 residents suffering from coronary heart disease.
The Kingston Healthy Hearts programme lasts six weeks and offers advice and support including exercise and relaxation therapy.
Coronary heart disease causes 15 percent of deaths in Kingston, but this sort of cardiac rehab has been shown to increase chances of survival, reducing cardiac mortality by a quarter after 2 years of rehab, compared with standard care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am
Wandsworth man arrested in gang raid
An Irishman's been arrested in Spain - on suspicion of masterminding an international drugs, guns and money laundering crime empire.
He was detained on the Costa del Sol along with his two sons as part of a series of raids across Europe, which involved 750 police officers.
32 people have been arrested in total - including nine men – one in Wandsworth - and two women in the UK.
Crime correspondent Martin Brunt is in Malaga. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am
Do you want to join the police force?
How do you fancy being part of Surrey Police?
Residents are being asked by the force to join as Independent Members.
Police Authorities are made up of such members, as well as councillors and Magistrates.
They’re responsible for looking at budgets, monitoring the performance of the force and overseeing police complaints.
For more information go to surreypa.gov.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am
Free keep fit classes for Sutton children
Children in Sutton are being given incentives to stay fit and healthy.
They’re being offered free 90 minute keep fit sessions.
The classes are running for 10 weeks, combining fun activities with discussion groups to educate mums and dads as well.
Children as young as two can take part in the classes which have been devised by experts from Great Ormond Street Hospital and charity MEND.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
New nurse for Sutton and Merton Parkinson's sufferers
Parkinson’s sufferers in Sutton and Merton have been handed a lifeline.
Former Mayor Mfanwy Wallace has dedicated money raised while she was in office in 2007 to Parkinson’s Society UK.
The 22 thousand pounds will fund a new nurse for the Sutton and Merton PCT.
Over 100 thousand people in the UK suffer from the disease which has no known cure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am
New warning scheme for Surrey's shops
Surrey’s shops are trialling a new warning system.
Alert box networks allow owners to communicate quickly with each other if they spot a security threat on their premises.
The devices have been installed in shops in Hersham and Sunbury by Surrey Police so far.
A total of 51 have agreed to trial the scheme and its hoped it will be rolled out across every borough soon.
Traders on Tolworth Broadway last year rejected the move because they were worried about costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am
Chelsea Flower Show
As the public flock to the Chelsea Flower Show for another week of beautiful blooms, we've been speaking to some of the gardeners.
Benjamin Wincott has designed a garden which pays tribute to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, a charity which helps the farming community.
Battersea man pleads guilty to rape charge
A man from Battersea has pleaded guilty to two counts of rape.
32 year old Shaun McDowell admitted the offences at Croydon Crown Court.
The jury heard he climbed through a window of the victim’s house and threatened her with a screwdriver in November last year.
He will be sentenced in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am
Plans for third Heathrow runway up in the air
BAA admit they’ve lost the fight for a third runway at Heathrow.
The company’s announced it’s stopping all work on planning applications and will not purchase any more properties.
The new Coalition Government cancelled the controversial expansion of the airport shortly after coming to power.
The news was welcomed by groups opposing the development.
Wandsworth Council leader Edward Lister said it was the final victory for their campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
New emergency gate for M25
An emergency gate is being installed in the central barrier of the M25 on the Surrey - Kent border.
It can be used in the aftermath of a serious incident when all lanes have been closed, to release queuing traffic on the opposite carriageway.
The gate, which is the fifth to be installed on the M25, is between junctions five and six.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am
Plans to privatise Royal Mail
Kingston MP Ed Davey’s expected to outline firm plans to privatise Royal Mail within the next eight weeks.
The newly appointed ‘postal minister’ will make the announcement – after the firm revealed improved annual profits up more than a quarter.
But all three parties are in agreement private ownership is the best way forward for Royal Mail.
Around 13 million fewer letters are posted daily now than five years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
Lewis Hamilton hopeful for Turkish Grand Prix
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton believes his team will be more competitive at the next race in Turkey on Sunday.
The Woking racer ended up in fifth at Monaco last weekend while team-mate Jenson Button retired on the second lap.
Hamilton says at Istanbul his car will be back in its element.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
Magazine Marketing Company goes into administration
Tougher trading conditions have forced a Woking-based magazine distributor into administration.
The Magazine Marketing Company, in Ripley went bust this week after failing to find a buyer.
The firm had been struggling to pay off debts since the recession.
MMC handled the delivery of 400 titles including The Spectator.
It’s collapse has left hundreds of thousands of magazines impounded in warehouses - prompting concern that publishers will lose out on sales and advertising revenue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am
Monday, 24 May 2010
Battersea's new arrivals
Even the wickedest witch would melt at the sight of these beautiful Akita puppies. Brought into the world by the dedicated staff at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Windsor site, Lion, Courage, Munchkin, Dorothy and Toto are getting bigger and stronger by the day and it won’t be too long before they are ready to find loving new homes. Could that be with you?
Their mother was brought to Battersea Old Windsor as a stray back in March and four weeks later, on 12 April, she gave birth to these five delightful puppies. The famous animal rescue centre is now appealing for people to rehome them.
Although Akita puppies look like cuddly teddy bears they grow into large, dominant and independent dogs and require experienced owners with an understanding of the breed. “Akitas have strong characters and need to be socialised from a young age” says Sam Tuduwage, Breed Rescue Coordinator at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. “They are also highly intelligent and need plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Akitas make loyal and affectionate companions, but people should not choose them on looks alone.”
If you have the heart, courage and brains to offer one of these Akita puppies the home they deserve, please contact Battersea Old Windsor on 01784 494443 or email [email protected] The puppies are not ready for rehoming until June 7 and anyone wanting to adopt one will need to complete Battersea’s rehoming application process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
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