Planned strikes for this weekend still going ahead
Transport for London says it's still willing to get around the negotiating table with unions, ahead of planned strikes on the underground this weekend.
Members of the TSSA and RMT are due to walk out on Sunday evening for 24-hours, in a row over job cuts.
TfL says it's putting on more buses and river services, but unions are predicting a 'state of paralysis' in the capital come Monday morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 pm
Warning from Wandsworth health union
A health union's warning of "devastating" cuts in the health service after being told spending reductions are being brought forward.
Unison says staff at the Primary Care Trust in Wandsworth thought cutbacks were planned over a three year period, but they're now being made by next March.
The union fears it's the first in a new wave of NHS budget scalebacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm
Leading Epsom nurse offers vital advice
A leading cancer nurse at Epsom and St Helier hospitals is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer this month.
The campaign, being run as part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, aims to encourage women to check their breasts regularly for any changes.
According to latest figures, over 46,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and almost 12,000 die from the disease. And it isn’t just women who are at risk, men can get breast cancer too.
Sarah Wemyss, cancer clinical nurse specialist said: “Although it is rare, up to 300 men every year are diagnosed with breast cancer. The symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are all very similar but, in fact, men can feel more isolated and confused than women as the condition isn’t as widely recognised.
“While breast cancer most commonly affects women over 50, it is very important to remember that it is also the most common form of cancer in those under 35, so all women should learn how to check their breasts.
“I would urge women to get to know their breasts, and men to know their bodies, and to understand what changes to look and feel for, so when a change does occur, they can pick it up immediately, and see their GP to get it checked out.
“As with all types of cancer, it is vital to diagnose them as soon possible – this gives the best possible chance of successful treatment.”posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm
National grid releases statistics
Living near a pub and having a double bed score high in the list of concerns for London’s University Students.
The National Grid have released statistics which reveal the so-called important issues when living away from home.
Only 10 percent are worried about having a safe boiler, and over half don’t know who to call if they smell gas.
In addition a third of students haven’t received an annual gas safety certificate from their landlords.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm
Hounslows NHS teams to merge
Part of Hounslow’s NHS team is to merge.
The management sector will join forces with NHS Ealing and NHS Hillingdon.
It’s to back up services in North West London.
Hammersmith and Fulham has already announced plans to merge with Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
Five arrested over alleged immigration scam
Five people arrested over an alleged illegal immigration scam have been released on bail.
They were arrested on yesterday during a series of raids across Surrey and the Home Counties.
A further 24 people, mainly believed to be Sri Lankan nationals, remain in detention pending their deportation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
Brentford signs Nicky Forster
Brentford could have striker Nicky Forster available for tomorrow's game with Charlton after he was asked to delay a groin operation.
Fellow striker Charlie MacDonald is out while midfielder Toumani Diagouraga is doubtful.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Kingston dentist in trial for fraud
A dentist from Kingston has had his fraud trial adjourned.
32 year old Chirag Patel is accused of using his dead father’s blue badge permit to park for free.
Wandsworth council filmed him using the badge six times in the space of a month last year.
Mr Patel, who is the founder of a chain of practices across SW London, blames a mix up with his business parking permit.
The case has been delayed for legal argument until next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Clapham Junction works to begin on Monday
Work to enhance Clapham Junction’s road network begins next week.
The council’s aim is to cut traffic jams and accidents by a third.
New cycle lanes, wider pavements and more lampposts will be part of the new layout.
Work is expected to last until spring and residents are being advised to expect delays travelling through the town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Carshalton woman fined for barking dogs
A woman whose barking dogs made her neighbours lives a misery in Carshalton has been fined.
Carly Robertson- Blackmoor from Shaftsbury Road was prosecuted after a string of complaints.
Neighbours were driven 'crazy' by the noise made by the animals.
She's been fined 350 pounds and ordered to pay costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
Steve Cram appeals for people to run the London Marathon for CHASE
Olympian medallist and former mile, 1500m and 2000m world record holder, Steve Cram, is calling for people to run the Virgin London Marathon for CHASE.
With the Virgin London Marathon ballot places being announced this week, Steve was keen to get the public to show their support for CHASE after a recent visit to its children’s hospice, Christopher’s.
Steve said: “If you are one of the lucky people to find out this week that you have a place in next year’s Virgin London Marathon, please run for CHASE hospice care for children. If 26 miles is a bit too long why not take part in the charity’s Loseley 4k or 10K at the beginning of November.”
Chase cares for families of children with life limiting illnesses in South West London and Surrey.
To find out more about taking part in running events for CHASE go to www.chasecare.org.uk/running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
Croydon sprinter branded "a common criminal"
A sprinter from Croydon who raced in national competitions while signed off sick has been branded a "common criminal" by a judge.
34 year old Matthew Thomas was given a four month jail term suspended for two years.
He was also ordered to repay nearly £12,000 he had taken from his employer Newham Council.
He was also ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work and to pay £8,000 in costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm
Carlo Ancelotti to antend match against Arsenal on Sunday
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will be at Sunday's match against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge despite the death of his father.
Giuseppe passed away at the age of 87 on Wednesday night, with his son at his side, and the funeral is on Saturday.
Assistant manager Ray Wilkins is taking today's pre-match press conference.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm
Test to be carried on bodies found in Putney
More tests are being done on the bodies of two women who are believed to have killed themselves in a double suicide in south-west London.
It's just a week after a man and a woman were found dead in a car in Essex, after making a suicide pact online.
Neighbours of the two women in Putney believe a hazardous substance was involved.
Reporter Rhiannon Mills is outside the flat at Norman Court.
Armed robbery foiled in Chelsea
Police have foiled an armed robbery in Chelsea.
Officers were called to the Fulham road near the entrance of the Chelsea and Westminster hospital at one o’clock this afternoon.
It’s believed a shot was fired, but no one was injured and no arrests have been made.
The suspects made off empty handed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm
Beacon status for Wandsworth Common Tennis
Wandsworth Common Tennis has been awarded beacon status.
It was one of 60 tennis sites across of the country to be awarded the honour by the LTA.
To become a beacon site, facilities must offer some access to free tennis plus quality, affordable coaching and regular competitions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
Chelsea family abandoned during armed siege
The inquest into the shooting of a Chelsea Barrister has revealed a mother and her two small children were abandoned in a neighbouring house during the siege.
Karen Richard rang 999 several times appealing for help during the five hour siege in May 2008.
However police failed to evacuate the family leaving her and her children terrified.
The hearing continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
Croydon Athletic ask players to play for free
Croydon Athletic are appealing for their players to play for free after their owner was arrested.
The club’s former owner Mazhar Majeed is allegedly involved in a Pakistan based cricket match fixing syndicate.
Atheltic’s squad will be made of volunteer players and apprentices from the training academy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
Carshalton pupil nominated for humanitarian award
Writing letter after letter to campaign for better sports facilities appears to have paid off for a teenage pupil in Carshalton.
14-year-old Sonny Hawkins has now been nominated for a Humanitarian Citizen Award.
Organised by the British Red Cross the awards aim to find and celebrate the UK's young superheroes.
The winners will be announced at an award ceremony at London's Museum of Childhood on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
Glamour awards praise our local stars
It seems that stars from South West London and Surrey are a stylish bunch.
In a poll by Glamour magazine, four of the ten most stylish women were from the area.
Epsom-trained pop star turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham came second – pipped to the top spot by Harry Potter star Emma Watson.
Teddington actress Keira Knightly was just behind in third, while Croydon clotheshorse Kate Moss came sixth and Streatham’s supermodel Naomi Campbell ninth.
For the boys, Barnes boy Robert Pattinson tops the list - joined by JLS – who are from Croydon and Fulham – in eighth place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
Kensington and Chelsea named as one of the best trusts for babies
Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust has been named as one of the best performers when it comes to conducting health checks on babies.
Its emerged 21 thousand youngsters London wide have missed out on vital reviews in the last year because of staff shortages.
However Chelsea’s staff managed to see 95 percent of the babies in its care.
Waltham Forest was named as one of the worst performers managing to carry out health checks on only 3 percent of babies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm
Southwark Cathedral service for those effected by eating disorders
A service is taking place to remember those who have lost their lives to eating disorders.
The ceremony at Southwark Cathedral is the first ever dedicated to the cause.
Founder of the national centre for eating disorders in Esher, Deanne Jade, thinks the event is a crucial one.
She says it will bring together people who have grieved in private and are feeling alone and stigmatised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
Warnings for Woking homeowners
Homeowners in Woking are warned to be alert after two break ins last week in the St. John’s area.
Two homes on Robin Hood Road were targeted, with thieves taking a thousand pounds worth of items from the first house.
A double glazed door was smashed in the second house causing five hundred pounds worth of damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm
Investigation continues into Hampton fire
Investigations are continuing after a fire in Hampton yesterday lunchtime.
A man and child managed to escape the ground floor flat before fire fighters arrived just before 1o’clock.
Two first floor flats were partially damaged by the blaze in the High Street.
No one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
Campaigners plead with Ed Miliband to scrap third Heathrow runway
Heathrow campaigners are pleading with new Labour leader to get rid of plans for a third runway for good.
Ed Miliband originally opposed the decision made by Labour to green light the expansion.
The coalition Government has since scrapped plans
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
Warnings over dodgy dealers in Wandsworth
Trading standards in Wandsworth are again warning residents, especially the elderly, to be on their guard against rogue builders and doorstep con artists.
The warning comes amid a growing number of complaints from residents about shoddy workmanship from cold callers.
In one case reported this week, a woman in Balham was approached by workmen who said her roof needed re-tiling.
They demanded £3,000 upfront to do the job.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm
Roehampton noisey neighbour fined
A woman from Roehampton's been fined by magistrates and could now lose her council flat after plaguing her neighbours with late night parties.
22 year old Melissa Crispino was fined £115 and ordered to pay costs after being prosecuted.
Magistrates heard that she had caused numerous late night disturbances, including playing loud music, shouting and banging doors.
There's also been a series of complaints about her dumping rubbish sacks in the communal hallway of her block.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
Drogba out of tonight's match
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba sits out the last of his two-match Champions League ban and will not be able to play against his former club Marseille tonight.
Frank Lampard and Yossi Benayoun are still out but Ashley Cole returns
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
Hoax calls to ambulance service
New figures have revealed thousands of inappropriate or hoax calls are being made to the South East Coast ambulance service.
The Trust which covers Surrey received a total of about 4,000 hoax or abandoned calls at its control centre from April 2009 to July 2010.
It said abandoned calls include people hanging up or making calls from a phone box to report non-existing accidents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm
Surrey satellites launch into space
A fleet of satellites built in Surrey is ready to be launched into space.
The crafts’ makers say the units will orbit the earth and map the planet’s surface – in a project worth a hundred million pounds.
The project, which was part funded by the University of Surrey, was unveiled in Prauge this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Mice plays hide and seek in a loaf of Hovis
A food supplier in Mitcham has apologised to a man who discovered a mouse in his loaf of bread.
Today’s Sun has published pictures of the unsavoury discovery.
Stephen Forse was about to make sandwich for his kids when he found the rodent embedded inside a loaf of Hovis Best of Both.
Premier Foods – who prepared the bread - was fined more than 16-thousand pounds for not keeping their site clean.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm
The Stig takes part in the Brands Hatch challenge
A driver from New Malden found himself up against Top Gear’s The Stig today.
Tom Onslow Cole, who races in the British Touring Car Championship, took part in the Brands Hatch fuel efficiency challenge.
The challengers drove around the track in Ford Fiestas with just one gallon of fuel.
Tom told us it all got a bit competitive.
We spoke to Ben Collins, the man formerly known as The Stig just before he took part in the challenge
A travel agents in Addlestone is targeted by armed robbers
Detectives appeal for witnesses following an armed robbery in Addlestone.
Staff in the Co-Operative Travel Agents in Station Road were threatened by two men at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
The suspects entered the store, grabbing the arm of a female worker before threatening her and a second member of staff.
They claimed to have a firearm wrapped up in a cloth.
Both suspects are described as black men in their late twenties, around 5ft 10ins tall of slim build.
One suspect was clean shaven and had short curly hair. The other suspect had a goatee beard.
They took several thousand pounds in sterling and foreign currency before leaving on foot.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or was in Station Road at the time of the robbery are asked to contact the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm
Overturned lorry causes chaos on the M25
A lorry carrying bags of rice overturned on the M25 earlier this afternoon.
The accident happened at the Wisley Interchange roundabout, where the motorway joins the A3.
The driver walked away unhurt and no other injuries were reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm
A teenager is jailed for attempted murder in Croydon
A 17 year old from Earls Court has been jailed for nine years for attempted murder.
Harry Schick had arranged to meet a 16 year old friend in Lloyd Park in Croydon to sell him an air pistol.
Schick attacked the victim stabbing him thirteen times and leaving him for dead.
He pleaded guilty to attempted murder after the attack in March this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm
Operation Volcanic targets trains in South London and the South East
Eighty people have been arrested in one day by police targeting anti-social behaviour on trains and stations across South London and the South East.
More than 100 officers conducted patrols in Surrey,London, Sussex, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Kent.
It was part of Operation Volcanic, which targeted other offences including cycle crime and fare evasion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 pm
Stewardess jailed after smuggling drugs into Heathrow
A 42 year old air stewardess has been jailed for smuggling cocaine in her underwear.
Elphia Dlamini had 120 thousand pounds worth of the drug in her knickers and bra when she flew into Heathrow in June.
She was caught out by sniffer dogs.
She pleaded guilty to the charge and was jailed for seven years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 pm
Countdown to the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup begins on Friday at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales.
Keep your heart happy this World Heart Day - Locals ‘bed push’ around town to help their hearts
Kingston Hospital celebrated the 10th anniversary of ‘World Heart Day’ on Sunday, by asking locals to take care of their heart.
Cardiovascular disease is the world’s largest killer, claiming 17.1 million lives a year, however, by taking care of your health with these five simple steps, you can help yourself reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and keep your heart happy:
1.Make sure you do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, which raises your heart beat 2.Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a variety of whole grains 3.Reduce your intake of salt 4.Decrease the total amount of fat in your diet and avoid foods containing saturated fats and trans-fats, choose foods containing unsaturated or mono-unsaturated fats instead 5.Don’t smoke - Make sure your home and work space is smoke-free, smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm
Kingston Hospital’s cancer centre celebrates award
The Sir William Rous Unit in Kingston Hospital is one of the first in the country to be awarded the new Macmillan Quality Environment Mark Award for offering high standards of care to people affected by cancer.
The award was launched in January by the charity Macmillan Cancer Support and is the only award which specifically assesses how well buildings such as chemotherapy and palliative units provide support and care to people affected by cancer.
Environments have to score highly in categories, such as use of space, comfort and atmosphere, personal and social interaction and health and well being.
Consideration is given to such things as the greeting people receive when they come to a centre, the use of natural light and outdoor space, and the availability of quiet, private rooms – all areas that were highlighted as very important by people living with cancer who helped develop the award.
To celebrate, the Sir William Rous Unit hosted an event on 23 September 2010, which was attended by volunteers, people affected by cancer, Kingston Hospital and Macmillan staff, as well as local MPs Zac Goldsmith and Ed Davey.
The award was presented by Macmillan’s Senior Development Manager, Helen Liles to Archana Sood, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Manager at Kingston Hospital, who said:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am
Berlin Finish Completes Running Challenge
Champagne corks have been popping for a Surrey office worker who crossed the finish line at the Berlin Marathon in Germany on Sunday marking the end of his five run challenge to raise funds for charity.
Antony Masters, who chose to raise money and awareness for the Surrey Air Ambulance, finished the German capital's annual marathon in 4 hours 45 minutes.
Antony, who is a PR and Marketing Executive for BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital joined 49,000 other runners for the final leg of his challenge.
It was the 37th year for the Berlin Marathon which got under way from the city's Tiergarten Park. The 26 mile route made it's way past some historical landmarks including the Reichstag building and Potsdamer Platz which was completely destroyed during World War Two and later redeveloped after the reunification of Germany in 1989.
The marathon's finish line was at the Brandenburg Gate, a landmark also synonymous with the fall of the Berlin Wall celebrations and considered one of Germany's most famous.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Harlequins beat Exeter Chiefs in the Rugby Union Premiership
In Rugby Union Premiership action yesterday Harlequins beat newly promoted Exeter Chiefs 40-13 at the Twickenham Stoop.
It was the Quins first win of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am
STD cases in Kingston continue to rise
Recent figures show that STDs are continuing to rise - with the highest rates being in London.
Kingston Hospital saw 66 chlamydia cases a month last year.
It also reporting rises in gonorrohea and genital herpes.
Dr. Gill McCarthy of the Wolverton Centre says a new website will make it easier to get treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
Summary of results from the Singapore F1 Grand Prix
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is on pole position again for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix this afternoon.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is second, with Woking based McLaren's Lewis Hamilton third.
His team-mate Jenson Button will start from fourth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am
Epsom Downs recieve award from VisitEngland
Epsom Downs Racecourse has been given approval from VisitEngland for their excellent customer service.
The approval was given as part of the Quality Assured Racevourse scheme for their Family Fun Day.
The staff were commended with special mention to t he activities made for children and the website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am
Kingston Hospital hold talks on how patients are treated
A debate on how patients are treated takes place at Kingston Hospital next week.
A white paper on Equity and Excellence has its vision placed with patients at the centre.
It focuses on the outcomes of healthcare rather than targets and will give doctors the freedom to innovate and improve services.
The event takes place at the United Reformed Church in Kingston at 2pm next Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am
Hounslow MP encourages residents to help out at the Olympics
Hounslow’s MP is calling for its residents to volunteer at the Olympics.
Alan Keen said it would be a challenging role but the life-long rewards would be felt.
He also said it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get involved with anything from desk staff to event stewardship.
Anyone wanting to volunteer can apply online at the official London 2012 website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am
Sutton Trading standards warn of online scams
Sutton Trading standards are warning people to be wary of an online scam.
The fraudsters trawl the internet looking for expensive items like cars then send a cheque that’s more than the sale amount.
By the time the refund is given and the item received; the cheque is rendered invalid.
People are reminded to always verify cheques before releasing items or use secure online payment methods.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Chelsea suffer a setback
Chelsea remain on top of the Premier League despite yesterday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City at Eastlands.
Nearest rival Arsenal were stunned 3-2 by West Brom at the Emirates.
At Craven Cottage it ended goalless between Fulham and Everton.
While West Ham beat Tottenham 1-0.
In the Championship QPR continued their fine run beating Doncaster 3-0 at Loftus Road.
But Crystal Palace were Hammered 5-0 at Derby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 am
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