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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Police continue to keep a 25 year old man in custody following collision in Wandsworth

Police are keeping a man in custody this evening who was arrested last night in connection with a road collision in Wandsworth.

A forty year old man was hit by a car during that incident and was later pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

A post-mortem is being carried out and the result is expected later this evening. In the meantime, should the police not charge the suspect they'll have to apply to a Superintendent to extend the man's detention.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm  

Friday, 22 October 2010

PICTURES: Robber admits bank siege in Ashford
A convicted robber has pleaded guilty to a bank siege in Ashford.

A court's heard how 36 year old Mathew Nutley swigged vodka and threatened to kill staff and customers at Barclays in Church Road in June.

He warned his hostages he was carrying a bomb and made them black out the windows with spray paint.

During the siege he forced everyone to wear matching white boiler suits to confuse police -and demanded 800 thousand pounds and a helicopter to escape in.

He will be sentenced next month.





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 pm  

"Super Council" plans revealed
Radical proposals to create the UK's first 'super council' have been revealed.

The London boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea say all their services could be merged.

The move would generate savings of between 50 million and 100 million pounds a year.

But critics argue combining services such as rubbish collections would mean standards fall.

Regional Secretary for Unison Linda Perks says the implications are 2 fold.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

Wimbledon Team
Wimbledon’s Jon Main could seek a loan move in January.

The striker has seen limited opportunities at Kingsmeadow during their great start to the season.

He says he doesn’t want to leave but needs games and a goal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

Brentford could lose three players
Brentford could be without Nicky Forster, Carl Cort and Robbie Simpson for tomorrow’s clash with Peterborough.

Manager Andy Scott looks set to keep the same team that beat Tranmere last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Man Hit By Car In Clapham Commmon
A man in his forties has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a car on Clapham High Street.

It happened just before half nine this morning – close to Clapham Common tube station.

The man’s condition is still unclear
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

Hampton peer given suspension
Three peers were yesterday given lengthy suspensions from the House of Lords after wrongly claiming thousands of pounds in expenses.

Labour peers Lady Uddin and Lord Paul and crossbencher Lord Bhatia from Hampton were all suspended.

Bhatia has been sidelined for 8 months and has already repaid more than 27,000 pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Transport for London calls off ban on overtime
Maintenance workers on the Tube have called off a ban on working overtime.

Transport for London's made the announcement after a week that's seen a series of major disruptions.

Members of the RMT union had been refusing to do extra work in a row about jobs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm  

Virgin Active breach health and safety
Sports chain Virgin Active has been fined 10 thousand pounds after a businessman broke his ribs using one of their swiss balls.

49 year old James Allen from Richmond suffered 8 broken ribs and a collapsed lung when the giant inflatable exploded.

The bodybuilder, who weighs 19 stone, had been lifting the 80 kilogram ball at the Westminster gym.

Virgin Active pleaded guilty to breaching a duty of care under the Health and Safety Act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm  

Teacher Guilty of Unprofessional Conduct
A teacher at Nescot College in Epsom has been suspended for one year - for looking at adult websites in school hours and logging on to an dating service – in the middle of a lesson.

David Lovett also worked at the Howard of Effingham School – and sent texts to pupils, made inappropriate and bought a PlayStation from one student.

The General Teaching Council found him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct – calling it a “serious case of inappropriate behaviour”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Epsom and St Helier support new i-phone application
A new iPhone app has been developed for women to check for breast cancer.

Epsom and St Helier trust is supporting the application.

Nurse Sarah Wemyss is encouraging women to use it.

The application has a reminder service to check for cancer and can be set at monthly intervals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm  

Practice Day For Formula 1 Pair
It's practice day ahead of the Korea F1 Grand Prix.
It's the first time the Asian nation hosts a Formula One event.
The Woking based McLaren pair of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button need a good weekend in their hopes of catching championship leader Mark Webber.
Fourth-placed Hamilton is 28 points off the pace, with his team-mate 3 points further back.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

London Fire Brigade makes pledge
London Fire Brigade is pledging to respond to 999 calls during Saturday's eight-hour strike.

Fire crews will walk out tomorrow morning in protest at new contracts that include changes to shift times.

LFB said contingency plans would provide fire cover for every area of the city but admitted a fire engine may not be sent to less urgent incidents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Guilty verdict in Croydon trial
A 35 year old man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his parents in Croydon.

Daniel Dighton stabbed former teachers Barry and Elizabeth to death at their home in Campden Road last September.

He was cleared of murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

He said he went crazy after his 60 year old mother called him an idiot after finding him in bed with a hangover.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Kingston travel agent makes a £25,000 promise to Children in Need


A travel agent in Kingston has agreed to donate 25-thousand pounds to Children In Need – but there’s a catch.

Travel Republic wants 100-thousand fans on Facebook in return – that’s people who’ve clicked the Like button on their page on the social networking site.

So far they’ve had more than 6-thousand clicks in less than a week.

The deadline for clicks is Friday 19th November.

www.facebook.com/travelrepublic
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Two bodies pulled from the Thames at Laleham
Two men, thought to be in their 20's, have died after trying to rescue their dog from the River Thames.

Police were called to Penton Hook Lock in Laleham, in between Shepperton and Staines, yesterday lunchtime.

The bodies were found within half an hour of each other by specialist divers.

It's thought one of the men went in after his dog got into difficulties, before getting into trouble himself.

The other man is then thought to have tried to rescue him unsuccessfully.

The dog managed to get out of the water unharmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Senior Judge warns against court closures
The senior judge has warned against the closure of courts in Kingston, Epsom, Balham and Woking – claiming it could put a strain on other courtrooms.

Lord Justice Goldring names 34 courts he believes should not be shut-down, in response to the Ministry of Justice's review.

But he’s given no objection to Brentford Magistrates being closed – claiming cases could be heard at Feltham’s instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Fulham's Karmara happy under Hughes
Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara says he’s had a new lease of life under Mark Hughes.

The Senegalese forward, who was loaned to Celtic last season, also said he would have left the club had Roy Hodgson stayed on.

The 29-year-old is currently relishing his role as cover for the injured Bobby Zamora.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

More delays on the Tube
There have been more problems on the tube this morning.

The Jubilee line was suspended through central London during the rush hour because of a cracked rail - causing delays and disruption.

Tube bosses have already been forced to publicly apologise this week after passengers had to walk along track when trains were stranded on Monday and Tuesday.

One union says it's been a week of "chaos".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

Police re-appeal over Hersham warehouse raid
Police are re-appealing for information about a warehouse robbery in Hersham.

35 thousand pounds worth of fragances were stolen in the raid in Molesey Road last month.

The offenders smashed a hole in a brick wall to get in and loaded the goods onto a lorry.

Detectives have released CCTV images of three men they want to question as part of the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

QPR move in on Gunners midfielder
QPR are moving in to sign Arsenal’s Jay Emmanuel Thomas.

Neil Warnock wants to capture the young midfielder on loan in time for their clash with Bristol City tomorrow evening.

Meanwhile the Rangers board say any pursuit for coach Macello Lippi are unfounded and Neil Warnock has their full backing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

JLS win at the Mobo awards
Croydon quartet J.L.S were the big winners at the Mobo Awards last night.

The X-Factor runners-up say they were thrilled to get best album and best UK act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Surrey Laboratories plans still go ahead
The Government’s confirmed funding for a Surrey research institute to upgrade of its laboratories will still go ahead.

The Institute for Animal Health at Pirbright was given a 100-million pound package in July last year.

Chancellor George Osborne allayed fears of a freeze on the plans – and said the institute would receive the final 37-million of the funding package.

The lab was at the centre of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Surrey three years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

St Helier given a boost
Trust plans to spend hundreds of million of pounds to redevelop St Helier Hospital were given a massive boost in the spending review.

Mr Osborne reconfirmed the Government would be funding the entire 219-million pound project.

The hospital has welcomed the announcement – claiming St Helier’s redevelopment is vitally important and had to go ahead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Police hunt golf club raiders in Effingham
A golf club worker in Effingham has been tied up during a knife point robbery.

Thousands of pounds was stolen in the raid at the Drift Golf club in Forest Road on Saturday night.

The victim was bound with cable ties by the gang, who took cash from the safe and stole his car.

The robbers are aged around 30 about 5ft 11 and slim.

They were all wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

KP full of confidence ahead of Ashes
Kevin Pietersen says he is "full of confidence" ahead of the Ashes.

The 30-year-old Surrey player hasn't made a Test century since March 2009 and was dropped from the England one-day side at the end of last season.

Recently he's been playing for South African side Kwazulu Natal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Croydon pensioner challenges Felicity Kendall
A 95 year old woman from Croydon wants to give Felicity Kendall a run for her money.

Christine Fryer, who is 30 years older than the actress, claims she is far more agile than the strictly star.

64 year old Ms Kendall is currently wowing audiences on the BBC 1 programme with her moves.

But Mrs Fryer, who spends around 18 hours a week at her gym, says she could do just as well on the programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Surrey's Wilson selected for Ireland
Surrey wicket keeper batsman Gary Wilson has been selected for the seventeen man Ireland squad to travel to India next month.

He's been in solid form for his country in recent times.

He made 69 in the first One Day International of a recent tour to Zimbabwe and notched up his debut century against the Netherlands in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm  

Fire fighters ready to strike on Saturday


London’s fire fighters voted to strike by more than 3 to 1. 3,482 voted for strike action against 943 last week.

79 percent of the Fire Brigades Union have backed action and will strike on two dates unless the London Fire authority withdraws plans to change shift patterns.

27 fire engines were taken out of service in London in preparation for possible strike action. They'd be used in an emergency during a strike.

Graham Smith is the Fire brigades Union rep at New Malden station [pictured].

He says the situation across parts of South West London at the moment is potentially very dangerous.


And he has some alarming news for New Malden's residents tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Surbiton kicks off Shooting Star’s Winter Olympics















Adventurers, including Jackie's Lucy Mayer [pictured], headed to Surbiton to take part in the second Surbiton Ski Sunday last weekend to raise money for Shooting Star Children's Hospice in Hampton.

Giant blocks of ice were strapped to competitor's feet, and with broom handles for ski poles they attempted to ski down a linoleum surface on St Marks Hill to try to beat the world record.

This year over 30 brave souls took part 'I was going for the slowest time,' said Lucy, who was deemed the most sensible skier of the day. 'I was terrified but Shooting Star is a great cause.' However she still managed a respectable 47 seconds.

It was then down to young competitor Jack Dimes, who beat the world record by completing the challenge in 10.66 seconds.

Click here for more on the Shooting Star

Pictures: Shooting Star, Simon Adrians
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 pm  

Boy found guilty of killing suspected paedophile
A 15-year-old boy's been found guilty of the murder of suspected paedophile Robert Daley.

A jury at the Old Bailey also found a 15-year-old girl guilty of his manslaughter.

Robert Daley, who was 45, collapsed after being stabbed at his home in Brixton in April.

Earlier that day, prosecutors told him they were dropping a sex allegation case.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Body found in Shepherds Bush
The body of a man has been found after a fire at a block of flats in Shepherds Bush.

Emergency services were called just after 8 o'clock this morning, when the victim - believed to be in his sixties - was discovered.

Police say the death is being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Surrey Air Ambulence plans 24 hour emergency medical care
Surrey Air Ambulance has come a step closer towards providing 24 hour emergency medical care.

A unanimous vote by Waverley’s Councillors has approved plans to introduce night flights.

The service, which can reach emergencies in Surrey within 15 minutes, has already flown on 600 missions this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Cricket legends welcome officials from the Caribbean
Cricketing legends Sir Viv Richards and Alec Stewart have welcomed Olympic officials from the Caribbean to Surrey.

The delegation from Antigua and Barbuda were here signing a deal to base their athletes in the county during London 2012.

They will use facilities at Surrey Sports Park and Guildford Spectrum in the lead up to the games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Sutton pensioner foils rogue traders
A pensioner in Sutton has foiled the attempts of two rogue traders to con her.

The 72 year old alerted Trading Standards after the ‘tradesmen’ claimed to be specialists in damp proofing.

The men, who said the repair work would cost £7,000 were unable to produce any ID and have since disappeared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm  

Putney suicide pact update
The identities of two women from south-west London who were found dead in a suspected suicide pact in Putney have been confirmed by police.

The bodies of 37 year old Jaime Perlman from Kingston and 33 year old Riley Lison-Tayler from Putney, were discovered in a flat last month.

They are believed to have been poisoned by chemicals but further tests are being carried out after inconclusive post-mortem tests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

Dispersal order for Imperial Way in Beddington
Police have implemented a dispersal order for Imperial Way in Beddington to try and put off so called ‘car cruises’.

It’s after a number of young drivers were caught racing cars and mopeds through Sutton at dangerous speeds.

Businesses and residents have voiced concerns over noise and safety.

Officers can now order individuals to leave the area and exclude them for up to 24 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Thames man appears due in court over drug offences
A Thames Ditton man will appear in court at the end of the month after seven people were arrested for drugs offences.

48 year old Stephen Tardif has been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

The arrests, which took place across Surrey including Woking and Guildford, were the result of a police surveillance operation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Fire in New Malden
New Malden High Street is closed off this morning due to a fire.

It’s not yet clear the extent of the blaze, although a number of engines are reportedly on the scene.

It’s thought the fire broke at around 6.45 this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Heathrow expects disruption as French air traffic controllers are on strike
Industrial action against pension reform in France is expected to continue into a seventh day.

Yesterday, more than a million people took to the streets to demonstrate against raising the retirement age from 60 to 62.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled, violence broke out in several cities and thousands of petrol stations have run dry because of strikes at oil refineries.

Flights from Heathrow are still expected to be disrupted until Friday, with passengers being advised to check with their airline before travelling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Sutton children receive Olympic baton

Sutton’s school children have received an Olympic baton in the run up to 2012.

A Mini Olympic parade was held at Sutton Arena this week (18 October) for hundreds of local kids.

The official Paralympic Mascot ‘Mandeville’ joined in the celebrations to mark the passing of the baton from Merton, together with Sutton Mayor Cllr Margaret Court and Merton Mayor Cllr Oonagh Moulton.

As well as raising awareness of the forth-coming London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the event forms part of the Big WoW campaign to encourage children to walk to school and stay fit and healthy.

Cllr Graham Tope, Executive Member for Community Safety, Leisure and Libraries at Sutton Council, who also attended the event, said: “This is a great project to encourage children of all abilities to take part in sports and to keep fit and healthy by walking to school.

“With the Olympics and Paralympics 2012 drawing closer I hope that more and more people will be inspired to visit our leisure centres or get out and about in the borough on their feet or by bike.”

A Big WoW walk was also held in Beddington Park on Tuesday 19 October when over 200 school children were accompanied by a band from the London School of Samba.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Police identify Putney victims
The identities of two women from south-west London who were found dead in a suspected suicide pact in Putney have been confirmed by police.

The bodies of 37 year old Jaime Perlman from Kingston and 33 year old Riley Lison-Tayler from Putney, were discovered in a flat last month.

They are believed to have been poisoned by chemicals but further tests are being carried out after inconclusive post-mortem tests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Tea party celebrates hospital volunteers

A tea party to celebrate and thank the 428 volunteers who regularly give up their time to support Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals was held at Epsom Racecourse recently.

Every hospital volunteer was invited by the Trust to the annual event, which took place in the prestigious Queen’s Stand at the racecourse. There they enjoyed tea, sandwiches and cake, while local musician Steve Bradford performed classic songs, including hits from Frank Sinatra.

The celebrations also recognised those volunteers who have been donating their time to our hospitals for many years, with long service awards presented to eight people who have been volunteering for 15 or 25 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

German interest for Fulham's Gera
Fulham’s Zoltan Gera may be the subject of a bid from Werder Bremen in January.

The German club and Stoke have revealed interest in the striker.

The offer could tempt the midfielder to leave and play Champions League football.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Woman robbed by bogus officers in Beddington
Two men posing as police officers have tricked and robbed an elderly woman in Beddington.

They made off with in excess of 2 thousand pounds last Friday.

The pair claimed they had made an arrest and insisted the victim check her valuables.

One displayed an ID badge and their questioning led to the location of her money.

The suspects are white in their late 30's or 40's.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

BA prepared for future strikes

BA is adamant it won’t back down in the year long cabin crew dispute.

The airline’s chief executive Willie Walsh says preparations have been made in the event of any future strike.

He says if strike action broke out, long haul flights would still operate from Heathrow and a full schedule would run at Gatwick.

Walsh also says the length the dispute over pay and working conditions has dragged on for is entirely the fault of the Unite Union.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Boost for QPR
Neil Warnock has been handed a boost ahead of tonight’s game at Swansea.

Akos Buzaky’s knee didn’t suffer any damage at the weekend so should be fit to play.

Alejandro Faurlin is being monitored for a return but Rob Hulse is still out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Bogus charity collectors in Wandsworth
People across Wandsworth are being warned against strangers knocking at their door claiming to be dustmen and asking for charity sponsorship.

The advice from the Council follows reports in some parts of the area of householders being asked for money to sponsor a skydive in aid of a sick child.

The man asks for the money to be handed over there and then.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Epsom complaints revealed
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust has publicly revealed for the first time the amount of complaints it's received.

40 patients have taken issue with the hospital trust over the last year.

Health Service Ombudsman Ann Abraham has today published the first in a series of reports examining the way NHS complaints are handled.

Over two thousand were made to London's hospitals - Surrey PCT received 75.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Oyster at Feltham

The MP for Feltham has written to South West Trains about Oyster cards.

Alan Keen is concerned that holders are not being able to top up or check their balance at Feltham station.

He's urging the rail operator to install the equipment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Colin Stagg targetted by thieves
The man wrongly accused of murdering Rachel Nickell has become a victim of theft after workmen who installed a new garage door at his home allegedly left keys accessible to thieves.

Colin Stagg claims the workmen failed to post the keys to the new door through his letter box, but left them in the unlocked garage at his home in Roehampton.

He said he returned from holiday to the Alton Estate to find all his tools had been stolen.

He is now considering legal action against the unnamed firm whose men fitted the door.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Crash in Walton
Walton Bridge Road was closed by police after an accident this morning.

It happened at the junction with Russell Road.

Firefighters, police and ambulance were called to the scene just before 8 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Knife attack in Croydon
A 16-year-old girl’s been stabbed in the back after a row outside a MacDonalds in Croydon.

The fight involved three girls on Sunday night just before 10 on George Street.

Police are now hunting the girl’s attackers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Jean Crossby retires
A Sutton woman who has championed tenants’ rights in the borough for more than 15 years has retired.

In that time, Jean Crossby has campaigned on issues such as decent homes for all council tenants.

Jean, who was forced to retire due to health problems, was also responsible for masterminding the St Helier Festival.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Praise for Battersea company
A company in Battersea, which sells security products designed specifically for women has been crowned one of the UK’s best start-ups.

Simon McGivern and James Phillips, who founded ila Security, won the award at a black-tie gala dinner at the Dorchester Hotel last night – to celebrate the HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards.

The firm sells personal alarms and safety products that double-up as fashion accessories.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Lord Bhatia under scrutiny
A House of Lords conduct committee has recommended a peer be suspended for eight months for claiming expenses for a home in Surrey AND in South West London.

Lord Bhatia claimed for a flat in Reigate, just a few miles from his family home in Hampton.

The multi-millionaire has already paid back 27-thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Eagles include Vaughan
Crystal Palace include striker James Vaughan for tonight's trip to Norwich.

He's back after serving a suspension.

But defender Claude Davis begins a four-match ban after being sent off against Millwall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Chelsea without Drogba
Chelsea are still without striker Didier Drogba for tonight's Euro clash with Spartak Moscow.

He's failed to recover from a virus.

Defender Alex and midfielder Frank Lampard also miss out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Kingston Shoplifters Jailed
Two brothers from Kingsnympton Park have been jailed for 18 months after being convicted of burglary.

Prolific shoplifters Daniel and Jason Smith were also been given lifetime ASBOs – preventing them from entering over 100 shops in Kingston.

They’d previously been banned from Sainsbury’s in Eden Walk after causing problems in the store for some years.

The case was built upon various statements from past and present members of the store's staff who have had dealings with the Smith brothers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Monday, 18 October 2010

Duo take on mammoth cycle for Surbiton's Landirani Trust


Sam Palmer and Rob Tuck left Surbiton on Sunday 5th September to cycle to Morocco.

They arrived after 21 days of cycling 2,121km and decided to climb the highest peak in North Africa (4,167m) as well.

Sam said “ Cycling is by far the best method of traveling I have ever used, and you really get a sense of how large this world is when you attempt to cycle through only a very small proportion of it.”

Sam and Rob are raising money for bicycle ambulances in Malawi, Africa for local charity, The Landirani Trust. The issue of transport to hospital is particularly bad in The Landirani Trust area of support as there are only two hospitals in the 200km².

1 in 6 women die in childbirth in Malawi, predominantly due to the fact they cannot get to the hospital in time for a safe delivery.

Many more people die or suffer unnecessarily because they cannot get to a hospital or health centre in time.

Thetypical mode of transport to a hospital is by Ox and cart which is a slow and expensive way to travel.

For more information on what the Landirani Trust does, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

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