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Friday, 1 October 2010

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.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Walton man jailed for stealing catalytic converters
An 18 year old from Walton has been jailed for a string of catalytic converter thefts.

Kyle Simmonds pleaded guilty and asked for a further 43 thefts to be taken into account including offences in Weybridge, Hersham and Esher.

He was arrested in West Molesey with a pair of bolt croppers and a pipe cutter in his van.

He was sentenced to 13 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

M4 bus lane to be scrapped
The controversial M4 bus lane is expected to be scrapped next week.

From Christmas Eve all motorists will be able to use the 3.5 mile lane which operates on the London-bound carriageway near Heathrow.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce the move at the Conservative Party conference.

The unpopular bus lane was introduced by former Transport Secretary John Prescott.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Jenson Button lies fifth ahead of last four races
Reigning world champion Jenson Button says he thinks the title race is still wide open.

The Woking driver lies fifth in the standings with four races left.

The next race is in Japan, where McLaren driver Button has never won.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Two bodies are found in Putney

Police are investigating a suspected double suicide after the bodies of two women were found in a flat in Putney.

Emergency services were called to the property on the Lower Richmond Road at 10.40am.


The bodies were found in a second floor flat in Norman Court.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were brought in over fears of a chemical spill and residents asked to stay in their homes.

No other details have been released at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Men appear in Feltham magistrates court
Two men suspected of being involved in a gun crime network will appear in court this morning.

24 year old Aaron Williams from Feltham and 21 year old Roy Head from Heston were arrested on suspicion of firearm offences.

Both will appear at Feltham magistrates this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Six apple trees donated to mark Battle of Britain in Richmond
Six apple trees are looking for a new home, after they were given as a gift to commemorate Richmond’s victims of the Battle of Britain.

The trees were donated by World War Two veteran fighter pilot Jerzy Bartoszewicz.

Richmond Mayor, David Marlow, was ‘delighted’ to accept the gift and says one of the borough’s parks would make an ideal memorial.

The presentation celebrated the 70th anniversary of the battle, which defended the skies over southern England from the Nazis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Surrey schools rated as outstanding
Plans for all of Surrey's secondary schools to become academies is being explored.

The move is in response to a government Bill.

Education spokesman Peter Martin says Ofsted's already rated 11 of Surrey's 53 secondary schools as outstanding.

He said plans were at an early stage and consultation would take place
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Tolworth Teenager into the next round of Open Mic Uk
A teenager from Tolworth is hoping his voice will impress judges in the next round of the Open Mic UK auditions.

14 year old Josh Selimi is competing for a place in the national final at the O2 arena later this year.

He’s made it through to the regionals in the under 18’s category.

He’s hoping to beat hundreds of others to a coveted recording contract.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Lewis Hamilton faces final four races of the season
Lewis Hamilton says he won't make any changes to his driving style going into the final four races of the season.

The Woking based driver has crashed out of the last two races and is now 20 points behind Red Bull's Mark Webber.

But the Mclaren racer says he's confident he can still win the title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Claygate's Ronnie Wood staying sober
Ronnie Wood has admitted it's "quite a record" he hasn't touched a drink in seven months.

The Rolling Stones rocker has battled with alcohol problems in recent years but has just released a new album - and has continued painting.

The Claygate resident says there's much more clarity in both his the music and painting now he's clean.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Police appeal following Woking bar attack
Police are appealing for help after a security guard was left with serious facial injuries in a Woking bar attack.

The bar employee was assaulted after asking a customer to take his feet off a table.

A 38-year-old man was restrained by staff and arrested by police following the scuffle.

He’s since been bailed to return at the end of next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Marseille's head of secruity ejected from Stamford Bridge
Marseille's head of security claims he was ejected from Stamford Bridge during the Champions League match.

Guy Cazadamont says he was grabbed by the waist and thrown out.

He's also complained that travelling stewards were prevented from working and that some away fans with tickets were locked out of the match.

Chelsea say they will inform Uefa of the outcome of their own investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

South-West London worst for traffic jams
If you’re stuck in traffic in Clapham today you’re probably not alone.

A survey’s found that London is the most congested city in Britain, with Bedford Road the worst with up to 92 hours of traffic a week.

Trinity Road and Burntwood Road, in Wandsworth, and Uxbridge Road in Ealing all made the top ten with more than 80 hours of queues.

Rocks Lane in Richmond also made the top twenty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

AFC Wimbledon close in on Crawley Town
AFC Wimbledon have moved to within a point of Conference leaders Crawley Town.

That’s after a 3-0 win over Cambridge United at Kingsmeadow last night.

A double from defender Fraser Franks and a header from Christian Jolley helped the Dons to another three points
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Kew Gardens saves iguanas
Kew Gardens has been a key partner in saving an entire species from extinction in Grand Cayman.

The Blue Iguanas were brought back from the edge with just 15 left in the world. Now they are thriving in the Q E two Botanic Park on the island.

General Manager John Lawrus told us how a valuable the partnership with Kew has been.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Time to comment on housing plan in Elmbridge
There is still time to make your comments on the Elmbridge housing proposals.

The council is considering building 3,500 new units and five areas to meet the needs of travellers.

The figure reflects economic and population growth and the need for affordable new housing.

The council is encouraging residents to give their views on the proposal by visiting the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

South West London and Surrey has style
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 @ 3:30 pm  

Special service in Southwark
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 @ 3:30 pm  

Danny Evans bowls out
Fast bowler Danny Evans has left Middlesex by mutual consent.

The 23-year-old, who joined the club 3 years ago has taken 49 first-class wickets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Burglaries in Woking
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 @ 3:28 pm  

Warning 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 @ 3:27 pm  

Online child protection service launched in Surrey
An online service to prevent child sexual abuse in Surrey is being launched today.

Parents protect.co.uk aims to raise awareness of how children can be safeguarded.

Sexual abuse affects more than two hundred thousand youngsters in the county.

Sarah’s Law is launched in Surrey on Friday, allowing parents to check if people with access to their children are a risk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Mental health care changes in Surrey
Time is ticking for people to have their say on changes to adult mental health care in Surrey.

Health bosses have put forward plans with less emphasis on hospital and residential care and more on care in people's homes.

A new model with different levels of support for older people with dementia, depression has been proposed.

People have until Friday to comment on the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Red Caps trial delayed
The trial of the men accused of murdering six Royal Military Police in Iraq has been delayed.

The judge adjourned the case until October the 10th to allow witnesses more time to travel.

Simon Hamilton Jewell from Chessington was among the Red Caps killed by a mob in the town of Majar al-Kabir in 2003.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Con artists target Surrey residents
Door knocking scam-artists have been targeting people in Surrey.

Last week a Epsom woman had one hundred pounds stolen from her handbag – when a man and a woman entered her house saying they were from the charity Age Concern.

A number of similar incidents have happened in recent weeks – and Surrey Police are warning residents to be vigilant when answering their front door.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Woking goalkeeper leaves
Woking goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley has left the club after two months.

The 26-year-old had a loan spell with the Cards in 2008 and made nine appearances after signing from League One side Carlisle in the summer.

Pidgeley will be replaced by 35-year-old Andy Little, who has had a spell with AFC Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Surrey ups it's grit supplies
Grit supplies have been increased in Surrey this year and more roads will be treated.

Surrey County Council has ordered 50% more salt than last year, bringing total stocks to 13,000 tonnes.

It also said it would regularly grit 21 extra miles of roads.

The council has also enlisted the help of 27 extra farmers with ploughs, bringing the total available to 35 this winter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

AFC players back from injury for tonights game
AFC Wimbledon defender Ismail Yakubu has recovered from illness and striker Christian Jolley is fit again after a knee problem to face Cambridge tonight.

Defender Luke Moore also returns after a long-standing ankle injury, but Brett Johnson and Lee Minshull are out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Trial for Chessington man delayed
The trial of the men accused of murdering six Royal Military Police in Iraq has been delayed.

The judge adjourned the case until October the 10th to allow witnesses more time to travel.

Simon Hamilton Jewell from Chessington was among the Red Caps killed by a mob in the town of Majar al-Kabir in 2003.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Lenny Pidgeley leaves Woking after 2 months
Woking goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley has left the club after two months.

The 26-year-old had a loan spell with the Cards in 2008 and made nine appearances after signing from League One side Carlisle in the summer.

Pidgeley will be replaced by 35-year-old Andy Little, who has had a spell with AFC Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Croydon Athletic recruit new players
Croydon Athletic have recruited new players - to appear for free.

The club, owned by Mazhar Majeed, had its assets frozen after the cricket match fixing allegations.

They have a limited amount of cash so asked for volunteers to help out.

President Ken Fisher says it will be a huge achievement if the club don’t finish bottom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Carshalton lad up for humanitarian award
A 14 year old from Carshalton is up for a humanitarian award today.

Sonny Hawkins began a letter campaign for better sports facilities in the area.

The Humanitarian Citizen Awards are organised by the British Red Cross to find and celebrate young superheroes.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Museum of Childhood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Sutton to be at the forefront of health
Sutton is shaping up to be at the forefront for health.

A conference hosted by the council said GPs and health professionals should be free from central control.

The idea is to give them more responsibility so they can be locally accountable.

It was in response to the government’s Health White Paper, which is part of their vision on “Big Community”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Surrey could drop rail link to Heathrow
Surrey County Council is considering dropping its opposition to a rail link between Heathrow Airport and some stations in Surrey.

It had opposed the Airtrack line over concerns it would lead to delays at level crossings.

But it may now stop its opposition after BAA agreed to fund an 11 million pound package of transport improvements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Fulham tracks Ricky Van Wolfswinkel
Fulham are tracking dutch striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel.

Mark Hughes will be checking the youngster tomorrow as he plays for Utrecht against Liverpool.

He could make a January move for the player as he seeks cover, with his key strikers out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Victoria Station brought to a standstill
One of the busiest tube stations in the capital has been brought to a standstill over a funny smell.

Victoria station has been closed after a member of staff complained the odour was making them feel ill.

Transport for London has said the station will remain closed until they can determine the cause.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Tooting Mp puts name down to be in the shadow cabinet
Tooting’s MP Sadiq Khan has confirmed he’s put his name down to be in the shadow cabinet.

He’s expected to be rewarded for leading Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign.

He’s one of 49 MP’s to put their names forward for the 19 cabinet positions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Burst water main in Woking
A burst water main in Woking is causing water supply issues right across the area this morning.

Woking High has been closed for the day and students are being sent home… while dozens of homes are completely dry.

A repair team is working on the problem in Martyrs lane but can’t say when they except things to return to normal.

Water company Veolia is urging residents to avoid using electrical appliances like washing machines and dishwashers for the time being.

Nikki Savage explained what happened:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Monday, 27 September 2010

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.

Michelle Quinn has more:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

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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