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Friday, 9 July 2010

Fire brings Heathrow's roads to a standstill

A fire's broken out at a warehouse near Heathrow Airport.

London Fire Brigade has sent 100 firefighters and 20 appliances.

About 200 people were evacuated from the building and there are no reports of injuries.

A 400 metre exclusion zone has been set up but no flights have been affected.

Southern Perimeter Road - the main route to Terminal 4 from the M25 - has been closed.

Drivers are advised to take the A30 as an alternative.

Our photographer Darren Graham is there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Boxing hero a knockout at Sutton school

A double Commonwealth Games silver medallist boxer has paid an inspirational visit to students at a Sutton school.

Darran Langley, 28, who also competed at three world championships and two European championships, spent Wednesday morning (7 July) teaching students from Wandle Valley School in Carshalton the basics of boxing.

Having grown up in Croydon, Darran is no stranger to the area and proved the perfect inspiration for Year 6 – 10 children.

The light-flyweight champion ran a short physically demanding session with the children that involved learning basic boxing techniques and a boxing stance and movement. Students also took part in a challenging fitness circuit.

Daniel, 12, said: “It was really hard work. I want to do it again - it was great fun.”Ben, 13, said: “It was wicked; the best thing I have done in PE.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Surrey suffer setback in Twenty20 cricket
Surrey’s hopes of reaching the knock out stages of county crickets Twenty20 competition have been dealt a blow.

They went down by 7 wickets to Middlesex in their London derby at the Oval yesterday.

Surrey disappointed the 16,000 fans with a run-a-ball total of 120 for 8 from their 20 overs.

Middlesex led by captain Neil Dexter 62, cruised to 121-3 with 12 balls to spare.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Pupil eats his way to victory

A student from Beddington Park Primary School has won the ‘Win with England School Meals’ prize draw.

Ten-year-old Callum Cawley has won the competition which is part of a campaign to promote healthy eating at school as well as teaching students about different cultures.

Every child who took part in the special World Cup lunches in 35 schools in the borough was entered into the lottery to win a Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit game.

During the international football tournament Sutton pupils have enjoyed traditional English food during the three England group stage matches as well as native dishes from the country of the opposing team.

The meals consisted of culinary specialities such as Howard’s vegetarian hot dogs in honour of England’s match against the USA and Bosanki’s Perogi bake (cheese and potato bake) for the Slovenia game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Twickenham teacher is finalist in national language award
A Twickenham teacher has reached the final of a national language competition.

Danielle Dion-Jones, who teaches at St. James’ RC Primary on Stanley Road, has made the last four of the Primary Language Teacher Award.

She specialises in teaching French through Drama, and will be teaching all the pupils the language in September.

Danielle told us how important it is to start learning another language at a young age.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

Can you help bring these teenagers to justice?
Police are hunting a pair of yobs who murdered a dog in Roehampton.

The sickening act was carried out in a bin shelter in Tunworth Crescent on Friday night.

The victim, a rottweiler called Kairn, was burned to death after being set alight.

The animal was found abandoned in a cage.

The fire brigade was called shortly before 11pm – after neighbours had tried in vain to douse the dog in water.

Police are hunting two boys aged between 13 and 15.

Anyone with information should call Wandsworth Police on 0300 123 1212. That’s 0300 123 1212

Or contact the Jackie News desk on [email protected]

We chose not to print the picture as we felt it would be too distressing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses to Epsom High Street armed robbery
Police have released more information about an armed robbery at a travel agents in Epsom.

They’ve now confirmed a large amount of cash and foreign currency was taken in the raid yesterday afternoon at Epsom travel Worldchoice.

Officers are appealing for witnesses as the High Street area was busy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

British drivers keep their emotions in check ahead of their home grand prix
Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton say they will keep their emotions in check ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix.

The Woking based drivers are first and second in the championship.

Former world champion Damon Hill has warned their friendly rivalry could "boil over".

Lewis Hamilton insists the pair will not "do anything silly" chasing victory at their home race.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Merton Priory competes to become a World Heritage Site
Nearly 40 places of interest are to compete to become World Heritage sites.

They include 38 sites of beauty and historical interest including Merton Priory in Wimbledon.

The trust looks after the historic Merton Abbey Mills site in Colliers Wood.

The Government plans to submit a tentative list of sites to Unesco next year with a view to making nominations in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Chelsea sign Czech centre-back Tomas Kalas
Chelsea have signed the highly-rated teenage Czech centre-back Tomas Kalas.

The 17-year-old will stay in his homeland on loan next season with his club Sigma Olomuc before moving to Stamford Bridge.

He was reportedly linked with several top European clubs including Arsenal, AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Kingston launches new website to tackle rising Chlamydia rates
Eight hundred Chlamydia cases were diagnosed last year at Kingston’s sexual health clinic, the Wolverton Centre.

Kingston Hosptial has launched a new website to address the rising numbers of STI’s in the area.

The website will provide information and advice about sexual health and services at the clinic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk in Surrey on the 19th of September
The Alzheimer’s Society annual Memory Walks are the flagship event to raise money for people with dementia.

The walks are taking place in September, with the East Surrey one on the 19th, starting and finishing at Godstone Park.

Karen Bolton, who’s the project manager for the event told Jackie news more about the Surrey walk.

To take part go to
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home warns pet owners of sunburn in animals
Battersea dogs and cats home has seen an alarming rise in the amount of animals coming into their centre with burns.

Owners are being reminded to apply sun cream to their pet’s ears as they would their children.

Cats and dogs are susceptible to skin cancer, like humans, with those with white fur more at risk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

New website launched to claim back fares from delayed trains
A new website's been launched allowing Tube passengers to claim back fares when trains are delayed.

If Transport for London are responsible for a delay of more than 15 minutes they should refund customers with a voucher for another journey.

52-thousand pounds was refunded to passengers in June, but it's estimated that 9-point-7 million pounds went unclaimed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Wandsworth traffic problems blamed on Ram Brewery development
Current and future traffic problems in Wandsworth are being blamed on the failed redevelopment of the former Ram Brewery.

Plans for over 800 new homes and shops in the centre of the town’s one way system were rejected last week.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said the 1 billion pound scheme would harm the area’s character.

However council bosses say the development was the one chance to transform the roads and fix the one way system.

They claim 41 million pounds would have been generated for much needed improvements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Chelsea's Rhys Taylor on loan to Crewe
Chelsea goalkeeper Rhys Taylor has joined Crewe on a two-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old had a loan spell with Championship side Queen's Park Rangers last season, but didn’t play a first-team game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Armed robbery in Epsom High Street
There’s been an armed robbery in Epsom.

Two men struck at travel agents in the High Street yesterday afternoon threatening staff and demanding cash.

No-one was injured and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Investigation into Lightwater brawl
An investigation’s underway into a brawl that broke out outside a sports club in Lightwater.

Surrey Police says a gang of six men wielding pool cues clashed with another group, outside the CIU Club on Guildford Road last Friday.

Two men were taken to Frimley Park Hospital, but have since been discharged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Gordon Ramsay downsizes again
Gordon Ramsay’s trimmed more fat from his balance sheets.

He’s shut down the Wandsworth kitchen, where some of his posh restaurant food is made.

GR Logistics was wound down after the chef’s parent company – Gordon Ramsay Holdings made a loss of £4-million last year.

It’s reported the TV-chef had fishcakes made at the Wandsworth site for under 2-pounds, re-heated at gastro-pubs and marked up at more than 10-pounds.

Gordon’s closed his Chiswick restaurant The Devonshire last month – blaming the credit crunch for poor performance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

The first hosepipe ban for Sutton and East Surrey comes into force
The first hosepipe ban in three and a half years has come into force.

It’s the first such ban since Sutton & East Surrey’s were brought in during the summer of 2006.

They remained in place for six months.

This time though – it’s northern England that’s bearing the brunt of the hot weather.

United Utilities – in the North West is threatening a thousand pound fine for who flout the ban.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Carshalton MP Tom Brake Co-Chair of Backbench committee
Carshalton MP Tom Brake has been named as the Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrats Backbench Committee on Home Affairs.

The Committee will scrutinise the coalition government’s policies, making sure they’re in line with Lib Dem values.

Brake will share the post with Baroness Hamwee and Lord Thomas of Gresford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Esher Rugby Club makes two new signings
Esher Rugby Club have made another two new signings.

Former England Saxons scrum half Stuart Smith joins from Exeter and Alex Walker moves to the Surrey side from Newcastle Falcons.

It means Esher have signed 12 new players this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Crimestoppers reminds people it's not related to Crimewatch
Morden based Crimestoppers is reminding people it is not related to the popular BBC programme Crimewatch.

The charity is featured on the show regularly for the work it does in tracking criminals anonymously.

However a charity spokesman says the two teams are separate and not in any way affiliated with each other.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Kempton Park trader admits selling fake goods
A market reader at Kempton Park has admitted selling fake clothes for the second time.

Ranjit Singh from Kent was caught by trading standards selling counterfeit Gucci shoes, Ugg boots, and Ed Hardy Baseball caps.

He’s been fined 600 pounds and ordered to pay costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

'Remember Me' is the theme for this years Dementia Awareness Week
Almost a third of people in the South East wouldn’t know how to get help if they were diagnosed with dementia.

A new survey to mark Dementia Awareness Week also found that one in ten people would feel ashamed at the diagnosis.

The Alzheimer’s Society is determind to tackle this stigma, with this year’s theme, ‘remember the person’.

It’s to encourage people to look beyond the disorder and engage with sufferers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show winners announced
The winners have been announced at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Reflections of Thailand was named the best show garden

Representing a typical Bangkok riverside home, the garden blends aromatic herbs with natural landscape and tropical trees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Wandsworth Council encourages more street parties
Wandsworth council is calling on people to come together and get to know each other better this summer by staging their own street parties.

Residents are being encouraged to organise a variety of community events.

The aim is to encourage good neighbourliness and better and friendlier relations with people living nearby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Senior Surrey police officer on trial for abusing his position
One of Surrey’s senior police officers has gone on trial for allegedly abusing his position to avoid a speeding fine.

46 year old Superintendent Johnny Johncox has been suspended from his post with West Surrey Police –

while he stands trial at Winchester Crown Court for wilful misconduct in office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

London Irish say they must move from Sunbury home
London Irish are warning they must move away from their Sunbury base.

The club are appealing after having their plans to move to a new 12 –million pound training complex at nearby Hazelwood rejected.

Chief Executive Andy Martin says to keep the London Irish family together they cannot stay in the current location.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Diabetic patients could get cash to choose their own treatment
People with diabetes could be given cash to pay the treatment of their choice – under new plans.

Care Services Minister – Sutton & Cheam MP Paul Burstow says “personal health budgets” would put patients in control of their own care.

They’d be able to choose from weight management programmes, lifestyle education or therapies to help manage the condition.

There are 350-thousand diabetes sufferers in London alone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Drunken air passenger is spared jail
A drunken air passenger who tried to open a jet’s doors at 30,000 feet has been spared jail.

31 year old businessman James Green punched staff during his rampage on board the Thai Airways flight to Heathrow last year.

He told Isleworth Crown Court he couldn’t remember anything of the incident.

He was handed an 11 month suspended sentence after admitting being drunk on board an aircraft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Bonuses for Croydon Council leaders
Council leaders at Croydon are being offered a pay rise – despite salary freezes across the public sector.

Although around 30 councils across London are reducing pay packets – bosses at Croydon are enjoying bonuses.

A two year pay freeze was introduced last month for all public sector employees earning more than 21 thousand a year.

However it’s been revealed Croydon’s Council Leader is on course to get almost 48 thousand pounds this year – up from 41 thousand last year.

A spokesman for Croydon says the council will reduce overall allowances by more than 50 thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

Thousands of pounds of diesel stolen from Woking
More than 16 thousand pound worth of diesel has been stolen from an industrial site in Woking.

The fuel was taken from the Biffa Waste site in Sheerwater.

The thieves pumped 17 thousand litres of the fuel into a vehicle or containers before making off.

A large quantity of diesel was also found on Monument Road East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

Hamilton speaks out about sacking his dad as his manager
Lewis Hamilton's opened up about the decision to sack his dad as his manager.

Speaking in the Guardian he says he needed a father not a boss.

Hamilton leads the formula one standings ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Councils ask to take over running of Richmond Park
Councils bordering Richmond Park are now calling on ministers to let them run it.

Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston Councils say that they are best placed to look after the park and its environment.

Under a scheme now being considered, Richmond Council could assume responsibility for it’s day-to-day running.

They could be supported by the other two councils who would join them on a new management board.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

E-fit images of couple released after burglary
Police have released e-fit images of a couple they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in Surrey.

12 thousand pounds was stolen when three people claiming to be officers searched a property in Outwood.

The bogus search was carried out by two men and a woman.

One of the men is aged between 50 and 55, the other two were in their mid-40s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Have your say on Surrey's beauty spots
Beauty spots in Surrey are under the spotlight.

People are being invited to have their say on their future management.

Many of the county's heathlands boast a diverse wildlife and are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

But the Surrey Wildlife Trust says several areas face a threat from invading scrub, trees and grasses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

School building projects left in tatters
A number of School’s building projects have been left in ruins following yesterday’s announcement by the Department of Education.

Education Secretary Michael Gove says 715 schools will have to cancel their regeneration projects.

The Building Schools for the Future programme was started by the last Government at a cost of 55 billion pounds.

London schools whose projects have been stopped are:


Malden Oaks - (Proposed for closure)


New School Kingston

Priory Special School

The Archbishop Lanfranc School


Acton High Secondary School (Post 16 and ICT)

Belvue Special School

Brentside Secondary School (ICT)

Drayton Manor Secondary School

Elthorne Park Secondary School

Featherstone Secondary School

Greenford Secondary School (ICT)

John Chilton Special School (ICT)

New Secondary School

Northolt Secondary School

Pupil Referral Unit - Ealing

Spinghallow Special School

St Anns Special School

The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Twyford CE Secondary School

Villiers Secondary School

Hammersmith and Fulham

Bridge Academy (PRU)

Cambridge School

Fulham Cross

Henry Compton

Hurlingham & Chelsea

Jack Tizard (SEN)

Lady Margaret

London Oratory

Phoenix High


Sacred Heart - Hammersmith and Fulham

William Morris Academy




The Hayes Manor (Rosedale)

Uxbridge High


Chiswick Community School

Feltham Community School

Hounslow Manor School

Longford Community School

Oaklands School (Special)

Kensington and Chelsea

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School

Chelsea Children's Hospital

Holland Park School

Latimer Education Centre (PRU)

Parkwood Hall Special School

Saint Thomas More Language College

Sion-Manning RC School for Girls


Archbishop Tenison

Bishop Thomas Grant RC

Charles Edward Brooke

La Retraite RC


London Nautical

St Martin in the Fields



Battersea Park


Chestnut Grove


Ernest Bevin

Francis Barber

Garratt Park


Linden Lodge


Oak Lodge


Saint John Bosco

St Cecilia

Note: If your schools has not been listed it is either open, unaffected or still up for discussion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Stars of stage and screen turn out in force for Shooting Star’s big birthday bash

Special guests including West End star Michael Ball, Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, comedian Bobby Davro and television personalities Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen have helped celebrate the fifth birthday of The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice with a glittering party at The Great Conservatory at Syon House on 1 July.

Tony Hadley entertained guests with an exclusive live set, and was later presented with a giant birthday cake – created by Anthony Marshall, Executive Chef at The Hilton on Park Lane – in celebration of his own birthday. He turned 50 last month.

Hadley said Shooting Star’s fifth birthday is a significant milestone in the charity’s history. ‘It is fantastic to be celebrating our fifth birthday,’ he said. ‘When I was first invited to be involved with Shooting Star it felt like a great honour, and it still does. If I can sing a few songs to raise a few quid for a cause like this, that’s good with me, but what I do is little compared to the work the staff do, either caring for these families first-hand or raising enough money to keep the place running.’

Shooting Star, which provides care, support and advice for life-limited children and their families across the western half of London and north Surrey, opened its hospice doors in Hampton in 2005. Five years on, the charity continues to support more than 250 families across London. Care services are provided free of charge to families, so the charity needs to raise £3.5 million every year in order to continue its work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Monday, 5 July 2010

Boy stabbed in Southfields
A sixteen year old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed in Southfields.

Police believe the boy was attacked in the Wimbledon park estate early yesterday evening.

There have so far been no arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

HMS Richmond in town

The Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond is visiting London for a seven-day stay in the capital today.

The 4900-tonne warship will berthed alongside HMS Belfast at 9am, having passed beneath Tower Bridge just a few minutes earlier. The main purpose of the visit is to further foster the long standing and close relationship between the ship and her affiliate, the Borough of Richmond.

Civic affiliations are an important part of the Royal Navy’s commitment to raising the awareness of the variety of roles, equipment and people that make up the Senior Service.

By interacting with the local community, both in terms of allowing crew members to repay the affection shown to them, and as a recruitment function, a ship’s company can forge a lasting relationship. HMS Richmond is extremely fortunate to enjoy an extremely strong bond with both Richmond in Yorkshire and the Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.

The highlights of the visit include an official reception on board, the day after the ship’s arrival and a ‘Freedom Parade’ in the Borough of Richmond on July 9. The Parade itself involves a short ceremony which will allow the Mayor, Councillor David Marlow, to inspect a guard and three platoons from the ship’s company totalling 96 Officers and Ratings. The ceremony will take place outside the Town Hall before the ship’s company exercises its right to march through the streets of Richmond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Murder trial starts
The trial of a man accused of killing a woman in Ashtead is due to start at the Old Bailey later.

Paul Cryne's been extradited from Thailand - and is charged with the murder of Sharon Birchwood.

The 52 year died of asphyxiation in December 2007.

Last year her ex-husband Graham Birchwood was jailed for life for her murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Violins stolen in Woking
Four antique violin bows worth about thousands of pounds have been stolen in a burglary in Woking.

Police say the thieves also took jewellery, cash and bank cards from the house in Chobham Road in Horsell.

The total value of the stolen haul was estimated to be more than 22 thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Airtrack must stop at Putney
Wandsworth council is welcoming plans for a direct rail service linking Heathrow and Waterloo, but says that it must include a stop at Putney.

The 'Airtrack' service would require 4 kilometres of new track linking Heathrow with Staines, with the remainder of the route running on existing lines.

The current proposal includes stops at Heathrow, Staines, Feltham, Richmond, Clapham Junction and Waterloo.

The scheme is being brought forward by airport operator BAA.

They had 700 – million pounds set aside for a third runway, but that’s now been blocked by the Government.

Last week BAA said it would be opening talks with its airline partners on how to spend the cash to improve the airport.

Airtrack’s one of the schemes under consideration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Six people rescued in Clapham
Six people have been rescued from a fire at a health centre in Clapham.

The blaze broke out on Clapham Common South Side yesterday afternoon.

The cause is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Problems for tube travellers
Underground passengers are facing distruption after a cable fire led to some services being suspended.

The fire at Barking station destroyed dozens of cables resulting in power failure.

Services have been suspended on the District, Hammersmith and City and Circle lines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Cech - Benayoun is a major coup
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes the club's new signing Yossi Benayoun is a major coup.

He moved from Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on a three year contract on Saturday.

Cech says he'll offer the team something different.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Bookies hammered by Wimbledon weather
Bookies say they've taken a hammering after the first Wimbledon uninterrupted by weather since 1995.

It's only the fifth time since 1922 that NO play has been disrupted by the weather during the tournament.

Spectators have basked in a heatwave over the fortnight, with temperatures reaching 29 celcius at times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Police find getaway car in Stockwell
The car used by the gang suspected of the murder of a 15-year-old boy outside his school in West Norwood has been found.

Zac Olumegbon from Brixton Hill was stabbed in the chest on Friday.

The green Nissan Almera was found in Stockwell on Saturday.

Four teenage boys are still being questioned by detectives about the fatal attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 am  

Surrey go down in thrilling encounter
Surrey went down by 5 wickets to Glamorgan in their South Group T20 match at the Oval yesterday.

Mark Ramprakash hit an unbeaten 63 as Surrey posted 168 for 4 from their 20 overs.

But young Tom Maynard struck a powerful 78 to lead Glamorgan to their victory target with 3 balls remaining.

Scores: Surrey 168 for 4.

Glamorgan 172 for 5.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 am  

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Surrey hunt a T20 victory
Surrey entertain Glamorgan at the Oval today in their South Group T20 cricket match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Six arrested over West Norwood murder
Detectives investigating the murder of a schoolboy have made another arrest.

15-year-old Zac Olumegbon, from Brixton Hill, was stabbed in the chest in West Norwood on Friday.

Police believe he may have been the victim of a planned attack by suspected rival gang members.

Six people have been arrested so far but none have been charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

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