No mast for Chiswick residents
Vodaphone will not be allowed to erect a mast on Lonsdale road in Chiswick.
Richmond council has denied approval for the construction of a 13.8 metre mast.
Vodaphone, along with Telefonica O2, were hoping to erect the pylon without planning permission.
However residents launched a petition against their proposal after they realised the mast would be erected near a school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm
Times are changing in Surrey.
Improvements to the Abellio bus network start tomorrow, meaning more frequent buses on routes 446 and 461.
New Sunday services have also been introduced as part of the company’s contract renewal with Surrey County Council.
Changes were agreed following a public consultation with residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Wimbledon at Lords?
Cricket fans hoping to see a bit of their favourite game at Lords next summer may get a surprise.
The famous ground is looking to host a pre Wimbledon tennis tournament.
It’s hoped the grass court event will boost visitor numbers and bring in some much needed revenue.
Lords recently failed in its bid to host a second test match in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Chelsea conman jailed
A man who fraudulently attempted to sell multi million pound houses in Chelsea has been jailed for 3 years.
43 year old Steven Rice used fake indentities in order to rent houses in the area before trying to sell them on.
He pleaded guilty to possession of a fake driving license, passport and acquiring criminal property.
Many of the houses he tried to sell were worth much more than the price he was asking for them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
A ban for Joe Cole
England footballer Joe Cole has been banned from driving for 50 days for speeding at 105 miles per hour on the A3 in Esher.
But Staines Magistrates' Court agreed to suspend the sentence while Cole's lawyer launches an appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm
Murder accused in court
A woman’s appeared in court accused of murdering her estranged husband at their home in Claygate.
56 year old Sally Challen is charged with killing 61 year old Richard.
The retired car dealership owner was found dead at his house on Ruxley Ridge on August 15th.
He died from a severe blunt force trauma to the head.
Challen has been remanded in custody and will appear in court again on October 22nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
The Deputy Prime Minister pays Croydon a visit
The Deputy Prime Minister has hit back again at claims from an influential think-tank earlier this week that the coalition budget will hit the poorest people hardest.
Speaking to students in Croydon in south London he said the report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies didn't add up. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm
Sutton & Cheam MP: "Rise in gastric band take-up is worrying"
The NHS is spending over four billion pounds a year on surgery to help people lose weight - in England alone.
Paul Burstow admits it's worrying.
Experts are warning of obesity's "overwhelming" burden on the health service.
Figures show a 785 percent rise in weight-loss surgery over the past five years.
The newly appointed health minister spoke about the issue this morning...
Robbie reunited with Gary Barlow on stage at Twickenham
Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow will give the debut live performance of their new single at a fundraising concert in Twickenham next month.
The pair will peform “Shame” on September 12th - at Twickenham Stadium - in aid of Help For Heroes.
The lineup also includes James Blunt, Alexandra Burke and Katherine Jenkins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am
Footballer faces driving ban for speeding in Esher
Magistrates in Staines could ban Liverpool and England footballer Joe Cole from driving later.
Last November, he was clocked speeding at 105 mph on the A3 in Esher.
He already has six points on his licence, and has been ordered to pay costs of 600 pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am
Epsom residents furious over night works at station
People living near Epsom train station are making noise over upcoming building works – which are set to happen through the night.
The station refurb would see vanloads of workmen arrive at midnight and tear the site apart until six in the morning.
It’s so they don’t disrupt the station’s running during the day.
Some residents living as close as fifty feet away say they haven’t even been warned about the night work.
Janet Burgess – who lives on Horsley Close – says she’s appalled by the disregard for local people. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am
New technology for Surrey police
Police in North Surrey are to be part of the forces efforts to introduce new technology to improve service officers give the public.
A new mobile data handset is being piloted and is to be introduced across the whole of Surrey over the next year.
The handsets will allow officers to access computer based programmes and databases while on patrol.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Racing star goes shopping
Jenson Button has been test driving a different kind of car.
The racing star picked up his exclusive Mercedes Benz C Class DR 520 from Mercedes Benz World in Weybridge earlier this week.
The estate is for personal use and not for racing. It’s one of only a number available from the centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Is Surrey heading for a lice epidemic?
Up to 26 thousand children across Surrey have head lice.
With the start of the new school year, this is worrying news for parents.
New research shows 44% of mums and dads keep their children off school because of the nit problem.
But as lice expert Helen Maddin explains, there are things you can do to solve the issue quickly. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Police search a house in Putney
The Dover House Road in Putney was sealed off this lunchtime.
It’s as police carried out a search on a house hunting for a man wanted in connection with firearms offences.
Officers shut the busy road in both directions just after 1 o’clock. It was reopened just after 3pm.
A police spokesman told us they did arrest one man who was previously known to them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Surrey residents interested in fostering urged to take the next step
Surrey’s fostering services are urging the thousand of visitors to their internet site to follow up on their interest.
More than 6 thousand people visited their fostering section so far this year, with 26 new families added to the network.
A recruitment drive has increased curiosity, but they’re needed to take the next step.
Open days are being held in September to offer more information for those who are interested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
More flights over Richmond
BAA is coming under further criticism, this time from Richmond’s residents.
The operator is to carry out essential repairs on Heathrow’s Northern Runway – starting on September 13th for six weeks.
During this time, runway alternation will be suspended, meaning all aircraft will use the southern runway.
This means the amount of flights over areas including Richmond, Wandsworth and Hounslow will increase.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
First step to legal victory for Barry George
Barry George has won the first round of a legal battle against a decision that he's not entitled to compensation.
He was acquitted of the murder of television presenter Jill Dando in Fulham in 1999 after spending eight years behind bars.
A High Court judge in London has given George the go-ahead to challenge the decision.
But he'll have to wait until next year to see what happens next.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm
Tesco given the go ahead for Ashtead store
Tesco will be coming to Ashtead – despite stiff opposition from residents.
The supermarket had to go to a public inquiry to get planning permission after councillors rejected plans earlier this year.
Over 6,000 traders and residents voiced their concerns after the giant said it wanted to build on a disused petrol station.
They said the store would ruin the look of the area.
However, the inquiry found in favour of Tesco’s redesigned plans, and has given the go ahead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm
George back in court
The man acquitted of murdering TV presenter Jill Dando on her doorstep in Fulham is back in court later.
Barry George is challenging a decision that found he wasn’t eligible for a compensation payout.
The 50 year old claimed compensation after serving seven years behind bars for Miss Dando’s murder in 1999.
But the 1.4 million pound claim he was seeking for post traumatic stress disorder, was thrown out in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm
Families bowled over by trip to Lord’s Cricket Ground
Shooting Star children and their families enjoy annual trip to the home of cricket
Families cared for by Shooting Star have enjoyed a VIP day at Lord's Cricket Ground. Thanks to the MCC, this is the fourth time that Shooting Star has been invited to the ground, where families are given the chance to take an exclusive tour of the ground and museum as well as top seats to watch a match in action.
After a full tour of all the facilities, the families took their VIP seats in the hospitality section to watch Middlesex take on rivals Surrey. Following the exciting match, the children and their families were able to meet some of the players including ex - New Zealand cricketer Iain O'Brien who is currently out of action with an injury, and Scott Newman. Families also met Toby Roland-Jones, who after his meeting with the children went on to take five wickets in the afternoon session.
'As always, we are so grateful to MCC for its continued support of Shooting Star,' says Community Fundraising Manager, Mike Hey. 'This is the fourth family day that we have been to, and the families have been treated like royalty which gives them a real break from the day to day challenges they face. Today's fixture was also very significant given the announcement that we are soon to be merging with CHASE, as Shooting Star is one of Middlesex's main children's hospices, and the same for CHASE and Surrey.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
We're being reminded when to call 999
More and more people in South London are calling 999 with alcohol related problems.
Calls to the emergency line in Sutton and Merton rose by more than 5 percent last year.
In Croydon there was a 12.9 percent increase on the previous year.
The figures have been released by the London Ambulance Service to remind people to be careful when using 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am
Mother told she is ''too big'' for birthing pool
Carshalton’s St Helier Hospital has come under fire for allegedly telling an expectant mum she was too big to use its birthing pool.
20 year old Kirsty Shaw told the Evening Standard she was barred from using the pool as her BMI was 30.
She claims the hospital told her she was a health risk because midwives may have to lift her.
She gave birth to her third child naturally last month.
A spokesman for the hospital defended the decision saying it’s not a trivial health and safety matter – its about keeping patients safeposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am
Former Teddington teacher is jailed
A former teacher from Teddington has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for sexually assaulting two boys.
65 year old Jeff Morrell was found guilty of 12 counts of sexual assault involving two teenagers.
The offences were committed during the 1970’s when he was head of year at Stockwell Manor School.
He was forced to resign after one of the boys complained to another teacher.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am
MET Police officer to sue
A Met Police officer accused of assaulting Tooting terror suspect Babar Ahmed, is suing the force for racial discrimination.
43 year old Mark Jones is one of six officers going to an employment tribunal over an incident in 2007.
The officers claim they were the subject of racial discrimination after they arrested two 16 year old boys after a robbery in West London.
Babar Ahmad launched legal proceedings claiming he was assaulted during his arrest on terror related charges in 2003.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am
And in an ironic twist. . . . .
Tennis courts designed to get people playing the game after work are unusable, because the council has not paid an electricity bill which would keep them lit in the dark.
The Clapham Common courts aren’t floodlit and so can’t be used after 7pm.
Its understood Lambeth council’s schools sector owes Southern Electric 7 thousand pounds
But residents say this is nothing to do with the courts which cost 100 thousand pounds – and the argument is childish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am
Streatham man left terrified
A terminally ill cancer patient who was thrown from his wheelchair by robbers says he’s scared to leave his home.
The 59 year old who didn’t want to be named, was attacked by three teenagers on his way to the bank in Streatham.
One held a knife to his throat demanding cash and a phone during the attack in Lakeview Road on Saturday August 7th.
When the victim said he had neither, his electric chair was overturned. Its wiring was also ripped out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Police release CCTV footage following an assault in Staines
DETECTIVES in Spelthorne have this week launched a fresh appeal for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Staines earlier this month.
The incident took place outside The George pub in Staines High Street shortly before 2am on Sunday 1 August.
The victim, a 43-year-old man from Ashford, was walking down the High Street when he was confronted by a group of white men in their late teens or early twenties.
One of the group of men approached the victim and punched him once in the face and the offenders then fled the scene on foot.
The victim’s jaw was broken in several places as a result of the attack and he has since undergone corrective surgery to repair the damage.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information should call Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222, quoting reference SL/10/6064, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
The results are in . . . again
Hinchley Wood School is celebrating its best GCSE results ever.
82 percent of students gained five or more A star to C grades – with English and Maths doing particularly well.
Head teacher Steve Poole had this to say to the critics who say exams are being dumbed down. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm
Roadworks are driving us around the bend
Motorists across Surrey are facing extended journeys as a multitude of road works get underway.
Councils and contractors are desperate to get the works finished before the schools go back in two weeks time.
Gas works are causing delays in Leatherhead on the Kingston Road with delays of up to 45 minutes at peak times.
The Southbound entry slip road to the Tolworth Roundabout [pictured] was closed off completely this morning for cycle lane works with the Hook Junction being used as a diversion.
However works have already started there and will be in place until the end of September – long after the schools return.
The London road in Hackbridge has also been sealed off for a number of weeks for work on the bridge.
We’ll keep you fully updated with regular travel reports throughout the period or email us at [email protected] for more information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Rugby and Charity unite
Esher Rugby announced this weekend a significant and groundbreaking relationship with the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
The partnership was launched at the club’s open day, marked by the unveiling of Esher’s new playing kit, the Rainbow Trust Charity name and logo featuring proudly on the front of both the home and away strips.
The announcement comes as Esher start their new season in England Rugby’s 'Championship' division, having secured a record breaking promotion last season to become one of the top 24 teams in the country.
Upcoming home fixtures this side of Christmas include recent Premiership sides Bristol and Worcester .
However, despite all the modern day pressures on clubs in the professional era, Esher maintains a unique focus on family and core traditional club values, fielding 8senior sides and every age group from U6 up to U18.
The Rainbow Trust link continues this heritage as well as emphasizing Esher’s desire to develop close links with locally based organisations.
Rainbow Trust, based in Leatherhead, supports families across England who have a child with a terminal or life threatening illness. Their Family Support Workers offer individually tailored support, providing a vital emotional and practical lifeline to families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Lewis Hamilton fined
Lewis Hamilton has reportedly been fined 500 Australian dollars for doing a wheelspin in the streets before this year's Melbourne Grand Prix.
Radio reports suggest the Woking based McLaren Formula One driver pleaded guilty through his lawyers to one count of losing control of a vehicle.
His Mercedes was impounded after the incident and later sold above the reserve price at auction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 am
Surrey take on Leicestershire
Surrey’s cricketers travel to Grace Road for their 4 day division 2 County Championship match against Leicestershire today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am
Harlequins "Bloodgate" doctor to speak at hearing
The doctor at the centre of rugby union's 'Bloodgate' scandal is due to speak at the General Medical Council hearing today.
Dr Wendy Chapman has admitted cutting a Harlequins player's lip after he used a fake blood capsule to feign serious injury.
But she denies it was a premeditated action, and says she was pressured into slicing the lip of Tom Williams after a European Cup game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am
Monday, 23 August 2010
Morden stabbing update
A teenager stabbed in Morden yesterday is in a stable condition.
Police have yet to make any arrests after a fight broke out on the London road in the early hours.
A man injured in the altercation suffered head injuries, but he has since been discharged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm
''Bloodgate'' scandal admission
The rugby player at the centre of a fake injury scandal has admitted asking a doctor to cut his lip.
Harlequins winger Tom Williams had just chewed a blood capsule to make it look like he was injured.
That allowed the Twickenham based team to make an extra substitution.
The doctor involved, Doctor Wendy Chapman, is appearing before a General Medical Council disciplinary hearing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm
Killer's appeal causes outcry
The fathers of two of serial killer Peter Tobin’s victims are horrified he is to appeal against his conviction.
The 63 year old is serving life for killing three women over a 15 year period.
He’s challenging his 30 year sentence for abducting and killing one girl, 16 year old Vicky Hamilton in 1991.
Her father Michael has set up an online petition calling for prisoners to be refused appeal if they’ve murdered more than one person.
He’s supported by Ian McNicol, whose daughter Dinah was abducted from Reigate Hill by Tobin on her way back from a music festival.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Croydon's parents speak out
Croydon’s parents are unhappy about the fact their children may have to go without hot meals at school.
It’s after the council announced it was cutting ties with Eden Food Service, which supplies schools with hot food.
The Council is making 70 million pounds worth of cuts – including 2.1 million pounds worth from its children’s budget.
Some mums and dads told us they rely on the lunchtime meal as the main source of nourishment for their children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Are we turning into a compensation nation?
A man's been charged with fraud after apparently attempting to sue eight London councils for tripping over pavements.
Nathan Williams reportedly suffered injuries in a number of falls over a 17 month period.
The 38 year-old, who lives in an expensive part of Soho has been remanded in custody by magistrates.
In one of his claims in June, he told Wandsworth Council he’d hurt his hip after falling over in Taybridge Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Preparations underway for Papal visit
A special guide has been published for those wishing to follow the pope around during his UK visit next month.
It will be the first Papal visit since 1982, and Pope Benedict will be based in Wimbledon Village for the London leg of his tour.
Those hoping to attend his London mass will not be allowed to bring alcohol, wave banners, ride bikes or light candles.
Even picnic hampers have to be a certain size.
The Pope will travel London, Glasgow and Birmingham in his pope- mobile.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
Shooting Star’s marathon man finishes inspirational challenge
Jason Arday completes his 30th marathon in 35 days for Shooting Star
Jason Arday has completed his final marathon in a momentous challenge for Shooting Star. On 22 Aug Jason finished his 30th marathon in 5 hours and fifty-seven minutes, and was greeted at the finish line by his family and friends, and Shooting Star.
Several friends and supporters joined Jason at Sloane Square to run the last two miles, whilst at Piccadilly Circus a large crowd gathered to greet him as he finished the mighty challenge. So far Jason has raised £6,000, half of which will be donated to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.
In total, the 25 year old Richmond College lecturer from Clapham has raised over £100,000 for charity since he began fundraising when he was seventeen years old, and yesterday’s run marked the 60th marathon Jason has run.
Speaking at the finish line, Jason said: ‘What an amazing end to this challenge! So much happened to make this a fantastic end to the event, from all the people supporting me along the way and the traffic parting through Oxford Circus to let us all run through, and then all the people at the finishing line. I couldn’t have wished for more!’
Speaking to us earlier, Jason says it was harder than he'd imagined.
The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice provides care, support and advice for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families. Click here for more infoposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am
Accident disrupts traffic between New Malden and Tolworth
The A3 Southbound has now re-opened following last night’s accident involving several cars.
There were some injuries.
The accident happened after 9:30 between New Malden and Tolworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am
Harlequins Bloodgate doctor faces misconduct hearing
The doctor facing being struck off over rugby union's Bloodgate scandal will attend a misconduct hearing today.
Wendy Chapman will appear before the General Medical Council.
The body will consider whether she deliberately cut the lip of Harlequins player Tom Williams to cover his use of a fake blood capsule during a European Cup game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 am
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Teenager stabbed in Morden
Police are investigating after a teenager was stabbed in Morden.
Officers were called to the London road just after 1.30 this morning to find a teenager suffering from a single stab wound.
He is in a stable condition in hospital. Police say a fight had broken out.
Another man also suffered injuries. No-one has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm
Marathon runner reaches the finish line
Hampton's Marathon Man Jason Arday completed his 30th run today.
The 24 year old sports lecturer has raised over £5,000 by running the full marathons in just 35 days, continuing despite an injury that may end his running career.
Money raised will go to the Shooting Star Children's Hospice where he volunteered as a teenager.
He finished at Picadilly Circus earlier this afternoon.
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