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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Rachael Nickell's family won't receive compensation

The son of Racheal Nickell, a young mother brutally killed on Wimbledon common in 1992 will not receive any compensation despite police failings.

The Met's acknowledged that bad errors and missed opportunities occurred which allowed Robert Napper to carry out the attack.

He'd already been identified as a threat to women and had carried out at least four other rapes.

The force says after careful consideration, Alex Hanscombe who was 2 at the time of the attack will not receive any payments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 pm  

Kingston recycling points axed
Kingston is to axe it's recycling points in an effort to save cash.

The authority claims it's because of the success of household recycling schemes but admits it will save 130 thousand pounds.

Recycling points have been criticised for attracting fly tipping.

The leader of the council said it should go some way towards helping keep down council tax rises.

Kingston has seen some of the highest rises in the whole the UK under the boroughs Lib Dem administration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 pm  

Council cuts affect day centres
Carer’s in Richmond have hit out at plans to close two day centres in the area.

The Council announced plans to slash 9 million pounds from their budget next year.

Plans to cut one hundred thousand pounds from the day centre budget would shut the one in Twickenham and Tangey Hall in Hampton.

A six week consultation period gets underway next Friday, letting residents have their say on the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

Oxjam comes to South London

Photo credit Claire Harris

October is Oxjam month, with events taking place across the country, celebrating Oxfam’s link with music.

Thursday night’s gig at The Victoria Pub in Surbiton raised 300 pounds for the charity.

The grassroots festival comes to Tooting tonight with 4 acts performing at The Selkirk.

It kicks off at 7 o’clock and entry is 5 pounds all going to the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

Friday, 8 October 2010

Chemical spill in Tolworth


People have been evacuated from an industrial park in Tolworth.

London Fire say fumes have been seen coming from a battery room in a building on Red Lion Road.

Crews were called just after 11 and are still at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

South East Coast Ambulance becomes foundation trust
Approval's been given for the South East Coast ambulance service to become a foundation trust.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley agreed the move which includes ambulances in Surrey.

FT's still have to meet national targets but have more freedom to develop services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

South London is hit by recession
It seems the recession is taking its toll on South London.

Shop vacancies in Balham, Tooting, Putney and Clapham have fallen by just 4.5 per cent.

That’s almost 9 percent less than the national average of 13 percent.

Wandsworth council is planning a regeneration of the area – with new public spaces, homes and business spaces to be built.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Coach collides with car in East Molesey
A coach has collided with a car in East Molesey.

Bridge road was closed off just before 7.30 this morning.

Three people were taken to Kingston hospital including a woman in her 70s with suspected hip and leg injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Charlie MacDonald could return to Brentford
Brentford striker Charlie MacDonald could return for tomorrow's clash with Oldham.

He's missed the last three games with an ankle injury.

Fellow strikers Carl Cort and Robbie Simpson are both out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Lewis Hamilton crashes out in first practice
Red Bull topped the timing sheets in both practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel finished four-tenths of a second faster than team-mate Mark Webber.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who crashed out in first practice, missed most of the second session.

His Woking team-mate Jenson Button was sixth quickest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Big White Wall launches in Surrey
If you’ve ever felt alone, unable to cope or in need of shoulder to cry on – you might have thought about seeing your GP.

But not everyone finds it easy to make that first step.

To mark World Mental Health Day – the founder of an internet support service - is inviting people to get help online instead.

Big White Wall – which is free on the NHS in Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth – is a 24-hour service to help people work through difficult times.

Jenny Hyatt from the site says it helps users with all sorts of problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

South West Trains are officially over crowded
If you’ve been packed into a train like sardines recently, you’ll know overcrowding can be a problem on the busy commuter lines.

It looks like the problem will be with us for a while yet.

2-point-7 percent of South West Trains were classed as officially overcrowded last year. That’s no improvement whatsoever on 2008.

Meanwhile, overcrowding has actually become worse on Southern Trains – rising from 2-point-7 percent to 3 percent, in 12-months.

London Overground routes – which take in Richmond and Clapham - saw the problem double last year as well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Women work harder for longer
A woman's work is never done!

A study has revealed that nearly 70% of woman don't start domestic chores until at least half eight at night – with over half working until ten thirty.

Reasons cited for this include holding down full time jobs as well family commitments.

London ladies get the better deal spending 1.3 hours on chores a day whereas Newcastle woman spend over three.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Thursday, 7 October 2010

London Tramlink suspended in Coydon
Police suspended the London Tramlink in Croydon after a man jumped from a building earlier.

Officers were called to the American Express building on Crown Hill at 1.30 after reports from the public.

London ambulance says it received a 999 call at about the same time.

The man has been taken to St George’s hospital in Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Leatherhead singer is hoping to raise vital funds through her music

A singer - song writer from Leatherhead will launch her new solo album at Leatherhead Theatre later this month.

Debra Andrew is hoping Child of the Universe will raise vital funds for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.

Her husband David was a patient there before his untimely death last year.

The album features David on the piano, recorded before his death.



The release on October 21st, is all part of the Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival which is taking place throughout this month.

For more information and to support the cause, click here

Hear a sample of the song Footprints from the album.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Chelsea barrister killed lawfully in police shootout
It's been ruled an alcoholic barrister who pointed his shotgun at police was lawfully killed when they opened fire in response.

Mark Saunders died following a drunken stand-off at his Chelsea home in May 2008.

Police have been criticised for not letting his wife Elizabeth talk to him.

Met police commander Christine Jones stands by her officers' actions.



The negotiators first made contact with Mark Saunders at 10 minutes past 7.

He was audibly drunk.



Shortly before his death, Mr Saunders admitted to police negotiators he was terrified.



Neighbour Leslie Hummel heard the shots.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Suspicious package found in Hammersmith
Part of the Hammersmith road was closed off this afternoon after police were alerted to a suspicious package.

Officers cordoned off the road just before 1 o’clock, but it was reopened shortly after.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Chiswick teenager lands record deal
A teenager from Chiswick who sang a Paolo Nutini song and posted it on YouTube, has landed herself a record deal.

The video - made by 17-year old Sarah Phillips - was a touching tribute to her mother Debbie who died of cancer in February.

It's been seen by thousands and raised a small fortune for the Debbie Fund charity - set up to fight cervical cancer.

Now Sarah's on course to release a new single in December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Fulham to bid for Stefan Kiessling
Fulham are lining up a bid for Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling.

The German star who made an appearance against England in South Africa scored 21 goals last season.

Mark Hughes could make a £7.5m bid for the 26 year old in the January transfer window.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Exhibition being held for new school in Heston
A special exhibition is being held today to show details about a new school in Heston.

Staff and residents have been consulted on the designs for Heston Infant and Junior.

You can see the plans now at Heston Children's Centre on Heston Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Quantas flight bound at Heathrow because of crazed passenger
A Heathrow bound Qantas flight had to be abandoned last night after a crazed man told passengers they were all going to die.

The man threatened to kill himself and the 280 people on board shortly after it took off from Melbourne.

Flight attendants managed to jump the man before an emergency landing was made in Hong Kong.

The man was later arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Wandsworth shines through economic downturn
Wandsworth town centre is out-shining it's London counterparts in the economic downturn.

Shop vacancies for Balham, Tooting, Putney and Clapham Junction fell to just 4.5 per cent in the past year – compared to the national average of 13 per cent.

The report shows the number of empty shops in Wandsworth town also went down.

The council is in-turn planning a regeneration of the area – with new public spaces, homes and business spaces to be built.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

District Line trains taken out of service
More district line trains have been taken out of service today following safety fears.

12 were decommissioned yesterday after faults were found in a number of brackets.

The brackets are responsible for generating electricity from the tracks.

A further 8 have been removed today – causing the closure of Kensington Olympia’s underground station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Sara Payne wins Inspiration Award for Woman
Sara Payne was one of the winners at last night’s Inspiration Awards for Women.

The 41 year old from Hersham has campaigned for better child protection laws since the murder of her daughter Sarah 10 years ago.

She also spearheaded Sarah’s Law which is in the process of being rolled out across the country.

She was handed the event’s prestigious Special Award.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Surrey Woman arrested on suspicion of murder
A woman in Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The woman in her fifties is being quizzed by detectives after being detained last night.

Her arrest is in connection with the the disappearance of 82 year old man from the Godalming area.

Bill Williamson hasn't been seen for nearly a month and police are appealing for witnesses.

Police say at this stage they are dealing with a missing person's enquiry but are keeping an open mind as to the reasons behind his disappearance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Prince Charles thinks plans for Chelsear Barracks are "Insane"
Prince Charles says he thought the designs for the Chelsea Barracks were "insane".

Speaking for the first time about why he intervened in its planning application, he's told Vanity Fair he wanted to prevent London's built environment being "mucked about with".

The 1 billion project was the subject of a legal battle after the Prince objected to the plans, which were then dropped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Roman Catholic school in Ealing appeals for information to help pupils
A leading Roman Catholic school in Ealing hit by a paedophile scandal has appealed for information about the abuse to help protect pupils in future.

It follows the conviction of a priest at St Benedict's School and allegations about two other former teachers dating back to 1972.

The private school has announced a review and is appealing for any-one affected to come forward.

It follows the conviction last year of Father David Pearce for indecently assaulting five young boys between 1972 and 2007.

He was jailed for five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Woman in London are put behind bars more than anywhere in the country
Women in the capital are being put behind bars more frequently than women anywhere else in England.

Figures show London magistrates are choosing short-term prison sentences over community service as a punishment.

In 2008 – 892 London women were jailed for a year or less – compared to only 187 women from the North East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Two courts open in Surrey to deal with domestic abuse
Two specialist courts in Surrey have been opened to deal with cases of domestic abuse – coinciding with Domestic Abuse Week.

It’ll mean these cases can be fast tracked in the criminal justice system and victims will receive better service.

Surrey Police will be manning stands in town centres and visiting schools next week – to try and raise awareness of violence in the home – and explain the help that’s available to victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Tooting landlady fined for flouting house laws
A landlady from Tooting who tried to flout housing laws has been fined.

Madhuben Shah was earning almost £35,000 a year renting her three storey terraced property in Tooting to six tenants.

But when told that with so many people living in the house she needed to apply for a licence to meet safety standards she began to try and wriggle out of her legal obligations.

Magistrates were told that she embarked on a concerted campaign to convince housing officials that there were only four people living there.

She was fined 5 thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Motorcyclist injured in Streatham
A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in an accident in Streatham.

The air ambulance was called to Streatham High Road just before 9am after the biker was in collision with a lorry.

He was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with pelvic injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Lewis Hamilton speaks ahead of Japanese Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton says he's desperate to reignite his bid for the 2010 Formula 1 drivers' championship in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

The McLaren driver is one of five drivers in contention for the title but trails leader Mark Webber by 20 points after crashing out of the last two races.

The Woking racer says he's doing as much as he can to try and recover.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Police on hunt for south London rapist
Police are searching for a man who TWICE raped a woman in south London.

The 22-year-old was attacked after getting off a bus in April, then again in July after recognising the same man in the street.

Detectives say they're not linking the rapes with any other assaults in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Teen stabs suspected paedophile in Brixton
A teenage boy stabbed a suspected paedophile to death to protect a young schoolgirl, the Old Bailey’s heard.

The 15-year-old boy and girl had gone to Robert Daley’s flat in Brixton after a sex abuse case against him was dropped.

The boy claims he ‘poked’ Daley with a knife after he’d grabbed the girl round the throat, tried to touch her and threatened them.

Both youths, who can’t be named for legal reasons and were 14 at the time, deny murdering the 45 year old.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Two people in Surrey arrested after Australian bank not investigation
Four people have been arrested after an international corruption investigation at an Australian banknote printing firm.

Two people were arrested following raids across Britain, including Surrey.

While another two people were arrested after dawn raids in Australia and Spain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Surrey is the most expensive place for a pint
Beer drinkers are finding an extra reason to feel bitter this morning.

The average price of a pint has gone up by 4 per cent to 2 pounds 80, according to the Good Pub Guide.

And it’s even worse in Surrey, which has the most expensive pint at 3 pounds and 8 pence.

The guidebook has also blacklisted almost 400 pubs in the UK, following a rise in complaints over poor service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Leatherheads asked for input for town upgrades
Leatherhead residents are being asked their views on plans to upgrade two of the town’s streets.

Mole Valley Council are looking to invest funding in the High Street and Church Street.

Businesses in the area are being given a questionnaire.

Following the consultation the council plan to hold a public exhibition of the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Rory Hamilton-Brown to lead Surrey Cricket in Hong Kong
Surrey cricket captain Rory Hamilton-Brown will lead England for this year’s Hong Kong six a side tournament.

The 23-year-old played in last year’s event, which England won for the sixth time.

He’ll skipper the team against Australia, South Africa and Hong Kong when the tournament starts in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Specialist residential homes raise £500 for Hampton's Shooting Star Children’s Hospice

Grove Care Partnership, a Consensus support services group which provides residential facilities for people with learning disabilities, mental health and complex support needs has raised £500 for Shooting Star with a sponsored walk in Bushy Park.

Over 40 residents, relatives and staff from Grove Partnership’s homes in Teddington, Hanworth and Isleworth took part in the walk. On Wednesday (6 Oct) members of the group joined councillors Helen Lee-Parsons and Lesley Pollesche as well as Development Director of Consensus Support James Allen to present the cheque to Nicole Dixon, Shooting Star’s Senior Retail Coordinator, at the shop in Hampton Hill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm  

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Vulnerable man injured after attack in Stanwell
A vulnerable man's been injured after being attacked in robbery in Stanwell.

The 39 year old victim was walking across a field to a shop when he was set upon last Thursday near to Holywell Way.

Police say the victim is hard of hearing so wouldn't have heard the offenders approaching.

Officers say it was a nasty and cynical attack on a lone man and are appealing for help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Putney boy needs £60,000 for ground breaking operation
A 6 year old from Putney has been selected for pioneering surgery in America to help him walk.

Jack Cleere, who has Cerebral Palsy, can only get around with use of a wheelchair.

His family needs to raise £60,000 for the groundbreaking operation next January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

McClaren put everything into next races
McLaren say they are putting "everything and the kitchen sink" into keeping their drivers in the world title race.

With four races left Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button lie third and fifth in the standings.

The Woking team say will do whatever they can to ensure their drivers have the best car possible at the next race on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Minicab firm won't be prosecuted for driving in bus lane
A minicab firm says it's received notice that it will not be prosecuted despite getting more than 200 tickets for driving in the M4 bus lane.

Addison Lee said it had been contacted by the Crown Prosecution Service to say the tickets had been dropped.

On Monday the government announced that the bus lane would be scrapped.

It will be suspended from Christmas Eve for 18 months when it comes back into use for the Olympics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Soldiers move away from Surrey
The Royal Anglian Regiment is moving out of Surrey.

The soldiers, known as the Vikings, are awaiting the building of 110 million pound barracks in Wiltshire.

They’re currently based in Pirbright near Woking – but the homes aren’t deemed sustainable.

It’s hoped they’ll move into the Bulford barracks next year before they are deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

12 year old rescued from stream in Dorking
Police are sending out a stark warning about the dangers of under-age drinking after a 12 year old boy had to be rescued from a stream in Dorking.

The youngster had been out with friends in Meadowbank Park on Sunday when the alarm was raised.

Police found him distressed and unable to get out of a stream after he'd been drinking.

Police say they cannot emphasis how lucky he was as it was dark and the weather wasn't great.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Benayoun sidelined with Achilles injury
Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun faces several months sidelined with an Achilles tendon injury.

The Israeli captain has been out with a calf strain but went on international duty for Euro 2012 qualifiers against Croatia and Greece.

However, a scan has now shown he has a tear to his Achilles tendon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Three arrests after Kingston fight
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of affray after a fight outside Kingston Crown Court.

One man suffered head injuries in the attack in Penrhyn Road just before 1 this afternoon.

He's been taken to hospital suffering from cuts and bruises.

It's not known if the attack is relates to a case at the court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

West Londoners say no to the congestion charge
Two thirds of Londoners don’t want the congestion charge extended to West London.

Only a quarter of people who responded to a public consultation want to retain the charging area which was introduced in 2007

Transport for London says as many as 55 million pounds will be lost in revenue if it’s removed.

13,000 people took part in the consultation
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Alcohol illnesses rise in Epsom
Alcohol related illnesses and injuries are continuing to soar in Epsom.

The number of people being admitted to hospital as a result of drink has risen by 145 percent in the last seven years.

Doctors are advising people to keep an eye on how much they drink – warning that the strain on the NHS could cost millions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Zac Goldsmith is calling for lighter evenings

The Richmond Park MP has repeated his support for the Lighter Later campaign at the Tory Party Conference.

It would mean disposing of the winter and spring time clock changes.

It’s all part of the Daylight Saving Bill which is going to the House of Commons on December 3rd.

Pro campaigners say it will prevent hundreds of road deaths, save energy and improve our quality of life as it means our evenings would remain lighter all year round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Annual fundraising ball raises thousands for The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice


The seventh annual Shooting Star Ball has raised more than £85,000 for The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in Hampton.

150 guests including celebrity patrons Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen attended the black-tie event at The Dorchester on Park Lane on Saturday.

Between courses a Shirley Bassey impersonator entertained the audience with hits including Big Spender and New York, New York and Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley took to the stage.

After dinner and a DVD presentation about Shooting Star, esteemed auctioneer Charlie Ross took to the microphone for the auction. Guests bidded for prizes including X Factor Live tickets and a meet and greet with the contestants which raised £10,000 and tickets to a Shooting Star Christmas event with patron Joan Collins, which went for £12,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Monday, 4 October 2010

Europe retain the Ryder Cup

Europe have retained the Ryder Cup after a tense weekend in Wales.
The final score was Europe 14 1/2 USA 13 1/2.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Espom Mental Health Week
One in four of us will experience some sort of mental health problem every year.

Epsom’s Mental Health Week starts on Sunday, offering support to those affected with events running at St. Barnabas Chirch on Temple Road everyday.

Sue Bull who’s Director of the week told us what will be happening


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Sutton burglar jailed
A burglar from Sutton has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after being caught inside a house he thought was empty.

46 year old Romeo Arthurs broke into the house on Wrythe Lane using garden shears.

Two people inside locked themselves in a bedroom only for Arthurs to kick open the door, believing the property was empty.

He left vital traces of DNA which were used to track him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

M4 bus lane scrapped
An unpopular bus lane on the M4 between Heathrow and Hayes has today been scrapped.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed the 4-mile long lane heading into London will be suspended from Christmas Eve.

It'll be briefly reinstated for the Olympics in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Fulham hotel evacuated
A hotel in Fulham has been evacuated after a fire in one of the rooms.

40 fire fighters are on the scene at the Ibis Hotel on Lillie Road where a room on the 10th floor was alight.

No injuries have been reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

Domestic violence drop in centre opens in Hook
A new domestic violence drop in centre has opened in Hook.

Specialist advisors from Victim Support will be on hand every Friday at the Hook Centre on Hook road.

Emergency help will also be offered as there is no need to make an appointment.

Domestic abuse accounts for nearly 25 percent of violent crime reported to the authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm  

From Hollywood to Wisley....
Steven Spielberg is helping to put Wisley on the map.

The oscar winning film maker is using the abandoned airfield to shoot his new movie War Horse.

The story is adapted from the award winning book by children’s author Michael Morpurgo.

Residents say the cast and crew have been filming for over a week – using explosions to recreate a battle scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Campaign against Hammersmith high rise blocks
Campaigners are warning against building high rise flats in Hammersmith.

The two 14 storey blocks are part of a proposed 110 million pound redevelopment of King Street.

However residents, including actress Sheila Hancock, says the buildings would destroy the look of the area.

It would also involve getting rid of the town’s only cinema and re-housing some sheltered accommodation residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

Drugs cars on display
Two luxury cars seized from a convicted drug dealer will be exhibited across Surrey as part of a bid to cut crime.

Police say they are being displayed to show that "crime doesn't pay".

They were seized after a gang leader was jailed for 18 years for conspiracy to supply drugs 2 years ago.

The vehicles will then be auctioned with the proceeds going towards anti-drug initiatives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

Elmbridge campaign to curb drinking
A campaign to explain the dangers of alcohol abuse is taking place across Elmbridge.

The area is listed as one of the top 10 in England for excessive drinking.

Young people are being warned of the dangers of heavy drinking during Alcohol Awareness Week this month.

Information will also be displayed in pubs, on local noticeboards, and in community centres and libraries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Croydon Athletic Chairman dies
The chairman of Croydon Athletic football club has died.

44-year-old David Le Cluse, was found dead on Saturday with a bullet wound in a garage in Sutton.

44-year-old David Le Cluse had chaired the club as it became caught up in cricket's match-tampering scandal.

The club was probed for suspected money-laundering after its owner Mazhar Majeed was arrested over match-fixing allegations against the Pakistan team.

A statement said the club was "deeply shocked and saddened" at the death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Plans for new rail network
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond is announcing changes to plans for a 33-billion pound super-speed rail network

The cost includes linking it up to Heathrow airport and the new high-speed line from London to the Channel Tunnel.

The Runnymede & Weybridge will say his plans support economic growth and - by offering an alternative to air and car travel - cut carbon emissions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

VOLUNTEERS GET HANDS DIRTY AS PART OF CO-OP COUNCIL

A group of local residents were joined by Labour Councillors this weekend to help support a youth project in Stockwell and demonstrate some of the ways people can get involved in the co-operative model that Lambeth Council is currently piloting.

The volunteers took part in a new scheme that is being piloted by Stockwell Labour Party, called “Labour’s community action team” to get its members and other residents involved in donating their time to help out with local charities and projects.

The group spent a day helping out at the Oasis Children’s Venture in Stockwell, a charity which runs a number of projects to help young people including an adventure playground, a nature garden and a go-kart track.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Vince Cable speaks up for small firms in Brussels
Vince Cable has told MEPs in Brussels to cut red tape – to help small firms expand.

The Business Secretary – and MP for Twickenham - believes British firms have the potential to grow - but need to be freed up to do so.

Dr Cable says small and medium-sized companies find it much harder to trade in difficult times.
Listen!
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Exploding man hole shuts busy New Malden Road


A minor electrical explosion caused a power cut in part of New Malden this afternoon.

Homes lost power after a man hole flooded on Coombe Road causing a short circuit at about half past three.

The emergency services were on the scene for over an hour while EDF worked to repair the problem.

The road was sealed off and diversions put in place for safety reasons.

The road is the main route from Coombe into New Malden. The Victorian Groves, which were the only diversion route, find it hard to cope with large volumes of traffic, meaning many motorists were left stranded in their cars with some abandoning them and choosing to walk to their destination.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

Elderly couple get lost in Esher

An elderly couple got into a spot of bother yesterday after they drove their car on to the platform at Esher station.

Trains from Waterloo were delayed for over an hour after they took a wrong turning and ended up on the station platform.

They took the back footpath all the way up to the platform. Luckily both escaped unhurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

London Underground starts to wind down ahead of strike
London Underground services will start to run down later today because of a 24-hour strike by thousands of workers.

The RMT says services have already been hit this weekend by an overtime ban - as part of a campaign against plans to axe 800 jobs.

The strike, due to start this evening, is expected to cause travel chaos during the Monday morning rush hour.

Transport for London is laying on more than 100 extra buses, and increasing capacity for river journeys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

DEVELOPING NEWS: Detective in Putney suicide case had been struck off

The Mirror is claiming a detective who investigated the harassment of one of the alleged suicide pact victims, has been suspended.

It says the officer was removed from duty last month awaiting an investigation into whether statements had been falsified in other cases.

It goes on to say the detective was in contact with Jaime Perlman, one of the alleged victims, after she complained she was being stalked by a ­client.

The paper reports that the officer in question is suspended pending an investigation into alleged ­discrepancies in statements filed in more than 30 cases – mainly involving rape victims – which were later dropped.

It claims victims were told their files had been sent to the Crime Prosecution Service, when they hadn't.

Officers say they did everything in their power to help in the hasrassment case of Ms Chevlene.

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It's alleged one of the women who was found dead in a block of flats in Putney, was a former girlfriend of Colin Stagg.

Although there have not yet been any formal identifications, neighbours have told the Mail on Sunday that one of the dead women is 31 year old Chemaine Chevlene.

Stagg, who was cleared of murdering Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in 1992, yesterday said he had dated a woman called Chemaine over a decade ago.

Ms Chevlene, who used a number of aliases, was also interviewed in the News of the World about her relationship with Stagg.

At the time, she claimed to be a marketing executive from Richmond.

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Police have returned to a block of flats where two women died in a suspected double suicide, following reports of chemical fumes in the area.

Concerned residents of the building in Putney, called the police just before 3 o'clock this afternoon.

The women - both in their 20s - apparently gassed themselves on Thursday morning.

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The Independent Police Complaints Commisson has been called in to investigate the double suicide of two women in Putney yesterday morning.

One of them had complained to police of harassment, which is why the IPCC has been called in. The body investigates how police complaints have been handled.

It's believed the pair were sex workers, and one of them had been receiving unwanted attention from a man for over two years. Police are thought to have taken action, which the woman was not happy about.

Their deaths come just over a week after two other people committed suicide together in Essex after meeting online.

It's thought the two women in Putney used chemicals to poison themselves at the flat in Norman Court on the Lower Richmond Road. At this time post mortems cannot be carried out because of the chemicals involved.

The flat is owned by charity Women's Pioneer Housing which provides affordable houses for single women.

One of the women is thought to have been of Somalian origin.

Catherine McGrath is a neighbour;
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