Two injured in Morden crash
A man and woman have been taken to hospital after a serious accident in Morden this morning.
The emergency services were called to the London road just after 9 o’clock.
The pair, who were driving separate vehicles, had to be cut free from the wreckage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Man injured after crash with police car in Surrey
A 24-year-old driver has been taken to hospital after his car was in collision with a marked Surrey Police car.
The man received a neck injury after the accident last night in Guildford.
Police are appealing to any witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm
Police car troubles in Fulham
There's been car troubles for a policeman in Fulham this afternoon.
A small section of Fulham Palace Road had to be closed off when the patrol vehicle started smoking.
Paramedics and firefighters attended the scene – however no-one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm
Fake goods seized at Heathrow doubles
New figures show the value of fake goods seized at Heathrow Airport has more than doubled in the last year, figures show.
In the last three months almost 4-million pounds worth of counterfeit items were brought into the airport.
The latest haul included fake iPhones, counterfeit designer jewellery worth more than £500,000 and more than a million pounds worth of unlicensed Viagra tablets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
Police warning over bogus charity workers
Police are warning elderly home owners not to be fooled by fake charity workers.
A 93 year old woman was robbed at her home in Epsom when a couple pretending to be from Age Concern stole £250.
In another incident, a pensioner in Leatherhead was kept occupied at her front door whilst the fraudsters stole a purse containing money.
The suspects are described as white.
One is a medium build 40 year old man with short, fair hair.
The other is a tall woman in her 30s with long, dark hair.
Age Concern advise that they never make unsolicited calls and to be vigilant to any calls that are made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm
Sutton fly tipper caught out
A member of the public has helped bring a Sutton fly-tipper to justice.
Valencio Da Silva was spotted by a passer-by dumping five tonnes of building site waste on the pavement in Red House Road.
The delivery driver has been fined £400 to fund the clean up – and has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
Vettel fastest at Monza
Sebastian Vettel has set the fastest time in the second practice session for this weekend's Italian F1 Grand Prix.
The Red Bull driver came in a tenth of a second ahead of Fernando Alonso, who was just ahead of Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa.
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button for the Woking based McLaren team were fourth and fifth at the Monza circuit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
We don’t like cricket, we love it!
Shooting Star scores fundraising success with cricket tournament and fun day
A family from Twickenham has raised money for the children’s hospice which looks after their twin boys with a Cricket 6s and family fun day at the NPL Sports Ground in Teddington. Julian and Annie Miall – whose twin sons Ethan and Tristan visit Shooting Star House in Hampton – put on the event on Sunday (5 September) and have so far raised more than £8,000.
Among the 12 teams to take part were Australian rugby legend Michael Lynagh and ex-Middlesex wicketkeeper David Nash. Entertainment on the day included a magic show, story-telling, cake decorating and face painting. Funds for the hospice were raised through a raffle and silent auction. The pick of the items included a day at the races in a private box, Chelsea tickets, a signed Fernando Torres shirt, X-Factor Live tickets, a signed cricket bat from recent England v Pakistan test and a signed England Sevens shirt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Parents angry after seX factor boy band announces own condom brand
Croydon boys JLS have proved they've got the X Factor - but now they want the latex factor.
The pop stars have teamed up with condom manufacturer Durex to release their own brand.
The Just Love Safe campaign aims to promote safer sex amongst youngsters - but some parents are furious.
One man from Sutton says his 11 year old daughter wanted one of the specially branded condoms the moment she heard about them, despite not even knowing what a condom was.
The boys say they will not be making any money out of the campaign - they are just the faces. Money will however go towards the JLS Charitable Foundation recently set up in aid of worthy causes.
Condoms will be sold at grocery stores and chemists across the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm
Sutton Youth MP on Olympic panel with Jonathan Edwards
Sutton’s Youth MP represented south London in an Olympics panel alongside Jonathan Edwards, this week (8 September).
Sixteen-year-old Megan Barnes fielded questions from others wanting to know more about how to get involved and what to expect from the London Olympics in 2012.
British Olympic triple jumper and world gold medallist, Jonathan Edwards, CBE, led the ‘Question Time’ which was attended by more than 100 south London representatives including business leaders, community members and teenagers.
Megan Barnes, Sutton MYP, said: “It was great to meet Jonathan Edwards and work alongside him at this event.
“There were many questions about the Olympics coming to London in 2012 and this was a really good opportunity for young people to have their say.”
The event was been organised by ‘Go South Go’, the South London collaborative project for the London Games, who have been working to make sure South London businesses and residents feel the benefits, and that they also have the chance to contribute to hosting a fantastic Games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Another burst water main brings Brentford to a standstill
Brentford High Street may be closed for 10 days after a water main burst early this morning.
Thames Water loss adjustors are on site handing out bottled water to businesses and residents affected.
A number of residents were made temporarily homeless last month after a similar situation on the London Road.
The council had to provide accommodation for a number of residents including a care home.
Thames Water's Simon Evans spoke to us from the scene earlier.
Pictures: Darren Graham Photography
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
QPR look for a new striker
QPR are looking to take Portsmouth's Tommy Smith on emergency loan.
The Hoops failed to properly register the striker before the last deadline.
They are looking to sign the 30 year old in time for Saturday's match against Middlesborough before making the deal permanent in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm
Man in court accused of murder
A man will appear in court this afternoon charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a suitcase at Heathrow airport.
41 year old Youseff Ahmed Wahid will appear before Westminster Magistrates.
Fatima Kama's body was discovered by a security guard in an airport car park
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm
Effingham woman remanded over husband's murder charge
A 67-year-old Effingham woman has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of murdering her elderly husband.
Patricia Wakeford appeared by videolink from prison and was told she’ll remain there until her next hearing later this month.
She is accused of killing 75-year-old Tony Wakeford, who was stabbed through the heart at their home in Norwood Road last weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
Calling all hoarders - the British Heart Foundation needs you...
Are you are hoarder? Well, you’re not alone.
A survey’s found nearly half of people in Surrey and the south-east struggle to throw out their old knick-knacks.
The Claygate-based British Heart Foundation says 54% of self-confessed hoarders find some sentimental reason to keep hold of their bric-a-brac.
It’s claimed nearly a quarter of us have a thousand pounds worth of stuff going to waste in the loft - and the charity’s urging us to put it to good use.
They’re looking for clothes, furniture books and toys to sell at their high street shops.
To find your nearest BHF Shop, call 0844 412 5000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
End of the Earth? No, it's just a concert..
The man who wrote the the music for 'War of the Worlds' has been speaking to Jackie News about his forthcoming tour.
Jeff Wayne penned the original score in 1978.
He will perform at the 02 and also Wembley arena in December: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Violins stolen in Fetcham
Police are investigating after two valuable violins were stolen in Fetcham.
It's thought they are worth about 16 thousand pounds.
Other items taken during the break-in included computers and bank cards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Lucky escape in Brookwood
Two drivers had a lucky escape in Brookwood this morning.
The pair’s Renault Clio hit a tree on the Bagshot Road causing it to fall on top of their car.
They managed to flee the scene with only minor injuries after the accident at 8.40.
The road was closed off for just over an hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
Rare plant back in Surrey
A rare plant is being reintroduced into Surrey countryside.
It's after experts at Kew Gardens collected the 'starved wood sedge' seeds for a conservation project to try and boost its numbers.
More than 50 plants will be transferred into the wild later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm
Six jailed for drug offences
Six people have been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for a large scale cannabis business in Surrey.
The gang pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce drugs at Guildford Crown Court.
They were growing the drug at addresses in West Molesely, Coulsdon and Isleworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm
Kingston continues the fight against the STI
Kingston Hospital has stepped up the fight against Sexually Transmitted Infections, particularly in young people, after the recent figures released by the Health Protection Agency showed that London boroughs have the highest rates of STIs in England.
Kingston Hospital is fighting to reduce these numbers by inviting health professionals and those involved in the lives of young people, such as youth workers, school nurses and PSHE teachers to an open day on September 15 between 3pm and 7pm.
The Open Day will provide the attendees with access to a vast array of safe sex information, as well as an introduction to how the Wolverton Centre can be utilised by young people to access safe sex and contraceptive advice, sexual protection, STI screenings and HIV tests.
Effingham woman charged with murder
A woman from Effingham's been remanded in custody charged with murder.
67 year old Patricia Wakeford is accused of killing her husband Tony on Saturday morning. A post mortem showed he died from a stab wound.
She will re-appear in court on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm
Three Dads in a Boat complete challenge for Shooting Star
Three dads arrived home after a four day, 45 mile charity challenge for the Hampton based Shooting Star.
Three Dads in a Boat have finished their extraordinary challenge for Shooting Star. Steve Day, Andy Barlow and Stan Stroud originally set out to row 43 miles in four days, taking in 28 locks from Hertfordshire to Yeading. Following a shaky start on Tuesday in which their boat nearly sank, the route took in a surprise extra two miles before they finally finished on 3 September at Willowtree Marina, Yeading. The three dads all work for HSBC, who recently voted Shooting Star as their charity of the year.
Along with team supporter Lucy Wright, Steve, Andy and Stan stopped at various pubs along the route to highlight awareness of Shooting Star, and take part in further fundraising activities. Ahead of their arrival on Friday, family, friends and colleagues gathered at Willowtree Marina for an afternoon of fundraising which included a raffle, giant jenga and a life-size table football game.
For more details about the Shooting Star, click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm
Croydon Athletic is stumped over cricket scandal
Croydon Athletic have postponed their next two league fixtures and withdrawn from the FA Cup.
It's after the exit of their club's management team.
Manager Tim O'Shea and assistant Neil Smith left the club after the arrest and bail of team owner Mazhar Majeed.
Majeed was arrested in connection with spot-fixing claims regarding the recent cricket Test match between Pakistan and England.
The league's agreed to postpone the club's next two fixtures - away at Tooting & Mitcham and the home tie against Sutton United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm
British Airways strikes are another step closer
British Airways staff have voted in favour of a ballot for industrial action at a meeting at Kempton Racecourse.
Unions have been discussing the possibility of holding strikes over Christmas in their long running row over issues including travel perks and claims of unfair sackings.
The strikes have already cost the airline around 150 million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm
Celebs publish their experiences of Kingston Hospital
Do you remember going into hospital as a child and how scary it all seemed?
So does Kingston Hospital and that is why the hospital has launched a campaign to help children to feel more comfortable when coming into the hospital for treatment. Here are just a couple. . . . .
Zac Goldsmith’s bike ride to hospital adventure!
I was only three years old, so my memory is both sketchy and no doubt distorted. But the fear of being in a vast hospital, surrounded by strangers, not a familiar face in sight, was very real.
I had fallen off my bicycle, and whereas that normally doesn’t require a hospital visit, in my case, I had built up such speed, that when the front wheel hit a brick, the bike performed a somersault, and a small metal bar associated with the stabiliser wheels of the bike somehow lodged itself in my chin.
I don’t remember the pain, or the fall. But I do remember my local GP explaining to my mother that he was unable to stitch up the hole, and that I needed to go to Kingston hospital.
That in itself wasn’t alarming. I’d never been to a hospital before – at least not since I was born. But as the car pulled up, and for the first time I was able to see the sheer scale of the hospital, combined with the fact that I was being taken away from my mother by a man I’d never seen before, I was utterly terrified.
I’m sure I howled. My mother probably wanted to as well. But after the treatment, which I cannot remember, I was taken on by a nurse, whose only role, it seemed to me, was to be kind and to make me believe I was a hero. This despite having crashed a bicycle in the vicious pursuit of my innocent sister.
I was returned to a hospital bed, where my mother presented me with a toy car. It became my favourite. With a bandage covering my entire head, and with painkillers to mask the pain, I really did believe I was a legitimate hero, and when I finally returned home the next morning, I’m pleased to say that the rest of my family and friends agreed. A silver lining to a traumatic time.
Jacqueline Wilson’s hospital ice-cream, nightie and secret cuddle hanky!
I had to go into Kingston Hospital when I was six to have my tonsils out. This was a very l-o-n-g time ago, when hospitals were very different places, and your mum and dad couldn't come and visit you. I remember being very anxious about it, though I was excited too, because my Mum had bought me a pretty new nightie - with a rosebud pattern, and a brand new doll with long fair plaits. I wasn't sure I'd be able to keep this new doll in bed with me - and I worried too that I wouldn't be able to use my secret cuddle hankie when I went to sleep at night. Thank goodness the nurses were all very kind and talked to my doll as if she was a real person, and no-one laughed or called me a baby when I held my hankie over my nose at night! I was in a ward with about seven other children. I made friends with the little girl next to me, and the boys in the beds opposite were so funny and naughty they made us giggle. I can't remember too much about my operation itself because I was put to sleep, but when I woke up I had a sore throat. The nurses were very kind and comforting and gave me ice-cream to eat for a treat.
Nowadays the nurses are just as kind and caring, and the doctors are gentle and try their hardest to make you better. Your family can come and see you as often as you want, and your brothers and sisters can perhaps come and play in the very special Momentum playground. Of course it's not really FUN being in hospital, because you don't feel well and your treatment can sometimes be uncomfortable, but everyone does their best to make you better as soon as possible.
I've been back to Kingston Hospital many times since that first long-ago visit. I had my daughter Emma in the maternity ward - and I've visited my father and several dear friends when they've been ill. Nowadays I go to the hospital twice a year for check ups on my heart - and I also sometimes visit children having treatment - so you might just see me there!
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
Tooting's MP Sadiq Khan opposes electoral reform bill
Tooting’s MP Sadiq Khan has spoken out against proposed reform of the voting system.
He says sweeping changes to boundaries are being pushed through quietly, alongside the bigger change to the alternative vote system.
The bill proposes a move away from the current first-past-the-post method.
Mr Khan’s accused the coalition’s of trying to give itself the upper hand in future elections.
Brentford register first win of season
In League one action yesterday Brentford moved off the bottom of the table after a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Griffin Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 am
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Radio Jackie hosts Kingston fun day to help victims of fire
A family fun day took place at the Cambridge Estate yesterday to help raise money for the victims of the Madingley Tower Block fire.
The 15 storey residential block went up in flames in July making 60 families temporarily homeless. Some have still not been allowed back in their homes.
An Indie music night on August 19th raised over £2,000.
Money from both events will go to helping people get back to normality by funding items such as washing machines.
Photos:Darren Graham photography.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm
Sutton Council is awarded for cracking down on benefit fraud
Sutton has arrested and prosecuted more benefits cheats than all of the five south west London boroughs.
The team has won an award for the result.
The authority says while it's clamping down on fraudsters it's also sped up the time it takes to claim benefits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am
X Factor runner up Olly Murs performed at Kempton Park
X Factor runner up Olly Murs entertained the girls at Kempton Park last night.
The 26 year old headed the bill at Ladies Day.
He's also on track to hit a top ten spot on this weekend's top 40 charts.
Mid-week sales predicted his sonds Please Don't Let Me Go and This One's for the Girls will both chart highly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am
A woman from Effingham is suspected of murder
A 67 year old woman from Effingham has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 75 year old man.
Police say the man died at an address in Effingham in the early hours of Saturday morning and more information will be released following a post mortem.
Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am
Ex Surrey policeman charged for murder
A former Surrey policeman who left the job in disgrace has now been sentenced to 33 year in prison for murdering his wife.
The killing happened in Sydney, Australia where he is alleged to have married in order to get at the woman's money.
Des Campbell killed her by pushing her over a cliff according to today's Mirror.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am
Richmond Council stop public discussion forums
Richmond's scrapping a bit of local democracy.
For many years so called, "public consultation meetings" gathered people's views.
They're pushed by many councils as proof of the fact that they are listening but Richmond says they are pointless, as no one turns up and those that do, only have one view point.
In future research will focus on surveys.
The changes should also save about seven thousand pounds a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am
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