Cuts could force thousands out of homes
It seems claims that 200 thousand people could be forced out of their homes over new housing benefit cuts could be wide of the mark.
The Telegraph asked all of London's councils how many people claimed more than the proposed cap.
Around 17,000 people could be effected. Although in areas like Sutton, only 10 people claim over the amount.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:31 pm
Cold call trial in Sutton
A special zone is being set up in Sutton where cold callers are banned.
The area will be marked out by stickers on windows.
If the Belmont trial is successful it could be extended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm
Traffic Wardens hit 50
Traffic Wardens are 50 years old.
The Telegraph has been noting the occasion by listing some of the worst cases of abuse by warden, including in Sutton where a mobile blood bank where people were donating blood to save lives was left with a ticket.
The list goes on including examples where a horse got a penalty notice. The description of the vehicle on the form was not surprisingly, “brown horse”.
In fact the very first parking ticket issued was overturned after it was given to a doctor who was trying to save the life of a patient suffering from a heart attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm
Unions refuse to comment on BA's success
There's been a resounding “no comment” from unions representing BA workers and cabin crew at Heathrow, after British Airways declared they were back in profit.
The airline's boss, Willy Walsh whose fought a bitter battle with the unions, said that 158 million pounds of profit had been made in the last 6 months, saying the airline had turned a cormner.
Asked by the Mirror for a response, the Unite Union replied by simply saying, “no comment”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm
Sutton residents warned of loan sharks
Sutton residents are being warned of borrowing money from loan sharks in difficult financial times.
Illegal lending has increased dramatically since the recession.
The Council has teamed up with The Stop Loan Sharks Project to warn local people of the dangers.
The project has helped over 16 thousand victims and has helped write off 25 million pounds of illegal debt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm
Youngsters in Surrey get musical
4 year olds in Surrey could be on their way too becoming musical maestros.
Surrey Arts is the first initiative in the country to offer tuition to reception and year one pupils.
The ‘stringbabies’ programme offers instruments an eighth of the size an adult would use.
Studies have found quality music education helps improve numeracy, literacy and behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm
Woking lights up
Woking’s Light up the Night campaign will run again this year, reminding people to keep safe in the dark.
The council will team up with police for the month of November for event across the borough.
Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to keep visible by wearing bright and reflective clothing.
Roadshow events are being held in Crown Square, Woking Park and Town Key.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm
Is Wandsworth a ghost town?
The recession has turned Wandsworth into a ‘ghost town’ according to The Sun newspaper.
It claims 22 percent of the towns shops are empty.
The newspaper has started a campaign to save the British High Street.
Wandsworth is eighth on the list of worst affected areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm
Friday, 29 October 2010
Calling all Charities: FREE Quality Printing
Expenses rising when running a charity, mean funds dwindling. So, donations that charities work so hard to accumulate can be significantly reduced on running costs.
Neil Forrest, director of the popular Cardsmadeeasy.com is running Print for Links, a campaign to exchange links for free printing. If you have a little space for a link in your homepage, you can get thousands of pounds worth of printing. He is calling on charities, local or nationwide to take up his offer.
Neil wanted to do something to help charities who typically rely heavily on printing for their promotional material. “With the rising cost of paper and materials,” he declared, “printing costs can be astronomical.” For a smaller charity it can be disastrous.
“As a printer, the best way we can support charities is by doing what we do best...printing,” explains Neil. “At Cardsmadeeasy.com we are offering printing free of charge for charities which have a good page ranking and following.” All he asks in exchange is a link to his top ranking site from their home page. “A simple text link will do, nothing fancy.”
For charities with a page ranking lower than 5, Neil can still help them by offering discount codes, to include their supporters with commission to the charity for every order placed.
If a charity doesn’t know its page ranking, it’s an easy process to explain and Neil can talk anyone through if they get stuck. For more information contact Neil on: m. 07921 308 799 or T: 0207 566 5090; www.cardsmadeeasy.com
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm
British Airways boss condemns rise in air tax
Airlines are worried next week's rise in flight taxes will put passengers off travelling.
Rates of air passenger duty are going up by as much as 50 percent to some destinations from Monday, adding more than a hundred pounds to some journeys.
A family of four holidaying in Florida from next week will be paying a total of 240 pounds in air taxes
British Airways Chief Executive Willie Walsh is against the tax rise. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Merton Council: Recycling
Merton council has taken a group of residents to a waste-sorting centre to show them what happens to their recycling.
The centre in Crayford, Kent receives over sixteen thousand tonnes of dry recyclables annually from the borough.
Cans and bottles are cleaned and sorted and then shipped to companies so they can be re used.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm
Revival of the 1948 Olympics
A feast of events is to bring the 1948 Olympics back to life.
An exhibition is coming to Sutton to mark the last time London hosted the games.
It opens next Wednesday at the Europa Gallery in Sutton’s Library, featuring nostalgic paintings, artefacts and activities.
Organisers say it’ll also provide a nostaligic insight into post war Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Annual Deer Cull: Richmond Park
The annual deer cull starts in Richmond Park on Monday.
Access will be limited for the next six weeks with pedestrian gates locked overnight for the whole period.
The animals are routinely killed each year to keep numbers down and help stop the spread of disease.
Their meat is offered to the Queen before being sold in butchers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm
Kingston's club on the market
One of Kingston’s biggest nightclubs has been put up for sale.
The Surrey Comet reports the Hippodrome on St James Road is on the market for one-and-a-half million pounds.
The club, formerly known as Volts and The Works is being sold by its owners Luminar, to raise cash.
The group, which also owns Oceana, last week announced half-year profits had dropped by 65-percent last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm
Police have closed Penrhyn Road in Kingston, after a lorry shed its load.
It happened just before 9 o’clock this morning outside Kingston University.
Fire crews are at the scene helping with the clear-up.
Meanwhile Penrhyn Road is closed in both directions, with police diverting people away at the College Roundabout.
It’s also causing problems on Portsmouth Road.
We’ll keep you posted on the traffic situation in our next travel update in 20 minutes’ time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Crete stabbing extradition update
The stabbing of a former footballer from Croydon, while on holiday in Crete, has lead to calls for changes in the way people are extradited across Europe.
Three of the men accused of carrying out the attack on Robert Hughes face being sent to Greece even though the trial is unlikely to begin until 2011.
Surrey East MP Sam Gyimah wants a parliamentary debate on the issue saying that it is unreasonable that the men should be held in a foreign country, waiting for a trial, when they haven't been found guilty of anything yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
Industrial action by firefighters
Industrial action by fire-fighters lead to delays in clearing the A3 today.
The road was blocked over fears gas cylinders at a workshop near the road could explode after a fire.
We're told that Kingston crew was only able to send a pump ladder because their pump has been confiscated so that it can be used by a private firm if they walk out.
The closest crew at New Malden were unable to attend due to a lack of staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Rare find near Woking
A rare fungus has been discovered near Woking.
The bearded tooth fungus, named after its hairy white appearance, was spotted in woods in Pirbright.
It has long, white spines and also goes by the name of lion’s mane.
The discovery was made by volunteers from the Surrey Wildlife Trust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm
Killer to receive thousands in inheritance pay out
A man who killed his parents in a frenzied attack at their house in Croydon is set to inherit their 1.5 million pound fortune.
35 year old Daniel Dighton was convicted earlier this month of stabbing Barry and Elizabeth to death last year.
He was cleared of murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility but has been told he must serve at least 15 years behind bars.
Former head teacher Barry made his only child the sole beneficiary of his will.
A murder conviction would have stopped the inheritance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm
Appeal after Walton pedestrian death
Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was killed in Walton this morning.
The man was struck by a heavy goods vehicle just before half nine on Church Street.
He was pronounced dead at the scene – the road was closed off for over three hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm
Property tycoon ''lied'' to get rich quick
The Old Bailey’s heard how a property broker from Battersea tried to flee to Australia after persuading two investors to hand over an 80 thousand pound deposit on a flat in the United States.
31 year old Sophie Bennett allegedly took the money, but didn’t purchase a property in Chicago on behalf of the pair.
Prosecutors claim she pocketed the money – something she denies. The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm
Teens in court over murder of South London pupil
A teenager from Mitcham has appeared in court charged with the murder of 15 year old Zac Olumegbon in Gipsy Hill.
The 15 year old, and another boy aged 16, appeared at Croydon Youth Court.
Zac died in his teacher’s arms after being ambushed and repeatedly stabbed outside his school in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm
Tolworth fire update
Fire shut the A3 at Tolworth for over an hour earlier.
It was closed in both directions after the blaze broke out in Barnsfield Crescent just after one o’clock.
It’s believed a chandelier manufacturing garage went up in flames.
Police say the reason they shut the A3 was because gas cylinders were involved.
Crews from Wimbledon and Sutton were first on the scene. Strike action meant New Malden’s crew couldn’t attend due to lack of staff and Kingston’s crew was only able to send a pump ladder as its actual pump has been confiscated as part of the London fire fighter walkout. Surbiton’s crew was in training.
Its not yet known what caused the blaze.
These people have been evacuated from the scene. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Jackie presenters get behind I Love My Bear Week
Kelvin Michaels and Tariq Knight brought their teddies to work today as part of I Love My Bear Week.
It's all part of a campaign by The Children's Trust in Tadworth.
Over 6,000 teddies are donated to their charity shops each year and they do their best to rehome each and every one.
They've picked some very special bears and are asking people to re-home these teddies by making a bid for them. The highest bidder will welcome their favourite teddy home for the rest of it's life.
To view the bears and make a bid, click here posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm
The future of transport in Sutton
Sutton Council is asking for ideas on the future of public transport as part of a consultation running until the end of next week.
Councillors are working to try to meet targets to cut the dependency on cars.
Questionnaires and details of the plan can be found at the Civic Offices and online at www.sutton.gov.uk or by e-mailing [email protected]posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm
St Helier invests £1.4 million in ‘life saving’ endoscopy unit
The endoscopy team (who examine patients’ digestive and respiratory systems using miniscule cameras) at St Helier Hospital are celebrating a £1.4 million cash boost. The new investment, which has been funded by the Trust’s annual capital programme, means that more patients will be able to get the treatment they need, faster than ever before.
The team has been by bolstered with a new doctor and four new nurses, as well as additional support from non-clinical staff, such as porters, to help the smooth running of the unit. It comes as increasing numbers of people are being referred to have potentially life saving tests which could detect illnesses such as lung and bowel cancer, and tuberculosis (TB).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Missing person appeal
Have You Seen Ciara Richards ? Missing Date: Thursday 14th October 2010 Missing From: Hounslow Sex: Female DOB: 12/Oct/1996 Age Now: 14 Specific Details:Hair: Dyed with light brown/blonde/ginger streaks Eye Color: Green Height: 5'8" (173 cm) Weight: Slim Build Race: Mixed language: n/a Special Facts: Ciara was wearing blue baggy jeans and a long sleeved red t-shirt, a grey hooded top, red pumps and a bobble hat with ear flaps.
Known Circumstances: Age at disappearance: 14
Ciara has been missing from Hounslow, Middlesex since 14 October 2010.
There is great concern for Ciara’s safety and she is urged to call the Runaway Helpline on Freefone 0808 800 7070 for confidential advice and support.
Anyone with information about her disappearance has been asked to call Missing People on 0500 700 700 or the non-emergency police number 0300 123 1212.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Guilty verdict in Carshalton
A 43 year old’s been found guilty of stabbing to death the man he called his brother after a drunken row in Carshalton.
David John Howard was found guilty at the Old Bailey of attacking Daniel Tyson, who was also 43, in April.
The pair had been drinking together at a house in Winchcombe Road when a play fight got out of hand.
Howard made two 999 calls and was found at the scene with two knives.
A second man, William Scott, was found not guilty of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm
Deputy Prime Minister opens pioneering learning centre in Sutton
Nick Clegg today said it was vital that young people were “not held back by the dead weight of the previous generation’s debt” as he opened a pioneering learning centre.
The Deputy Prime Minister spoke out as he visited the Sutton Life Centre in Sutton, south London, which aims to teach children about citizenship using the latest interactive, cinematic technology.
Its futuristic Life Skills Zone houses an indoor street resembling a movie set and a multi-media studio, where 360 degree screen projections can be depicted on the walls to create a range of 'virtual worlds' from onrushing trains to the destruction of the rainforest.
Mr Clegg praised the “innovative” centre for providing children with a “sense of confidence and optimism” adding: “Every single child – irrespective of birth – should be given the start in life they deserve – that is what a fair, liberal society looks like.
“I believe as a government it’s extraordinarily important that we clear the slate so that young people are not held back by the dead weight of the previous generation’s debt.”posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
Eco warriors move in on Thames Ditton
Squatters are refusing to leave a grade two listed Georgian house in Thames Ditton.
The group moved into the empty care home, which is awaiting redevelopment, over a week ago.
They say they didn’t break in, as the home, which has been boarded up by owners Caring Homes, was left open.
Phoenix Rainbow, one of the group hoping to stay, gave his side of the story to Jackie reporter Simone Halfin. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm
Bricklayer Charged With Criminal Damage
A bricklayer from Merstham has been charged with criminal damage, for allegedly causing more than 4-thousand pounds worth of damage to cars.
24-year-old Deane Clayton is accused of smashing windows and panels to vehicles parked on Taynton Drive – where he lives.
He's due in court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am
Boris Johnson On Travelcards
Councillors in Kingston have attacked Boris Johnson for pushing through massive price hikes for a zone 6 travelcard.
Simon James says "It'll hurt commuters already facing unfairly high fares."
The Mayor announced last week the zones 2-to-6 travelcard, which saves commuters money for not travelling into central London, would be scrapped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am
Police Take Action Over Collisions In Byfleet
Police have promised to take action after a series of collisions on Byfleet’s Parvis Road.
Three of the accidents happened within hours of each other on Monday afternoon.
That brings the total number of accidents along that stretch in the last month to six.
In one, a 17 year old cyclist died after colliding with a car.
Police have promised to carry out speed checks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am
Chairman Of British Airways Hits Out
The chairman of British Airways has hit out at stringent airport checks, saying Britain shouldn't pander to America.
Martin Broughton said people should not be forced to take off their shoes and have laptops checked separately when checking in for flights.
He added it was unnecessary for officials to "kowtow to the Americans every time they wanted something done".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
Tv Journalist Left Feeling "Like A Punchbag"...
TV journalist Donal MacIntyre says he was left feeling "like a punchbag" after an alleged revenge attack in Hampton Court.
The Mirror reports the 44-year-old and his wife Ameera were set upon by a dad and daughter in a bar on Bridge Road.
It’s claimed the attack was payback for an undercover story, which led to two Chelsea football hooligans being jailed.
The father and daughter from Sunbury deny assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am
Jedward Complain Against Heathrow Security
X Factor rejects Jedward have reportedly made a formal complaint against Heathrow security for continued "bullying".
According to The Sun, the pair say staff regularly "victimised and mocked" them whenever they pass through – calling them aside for extra screening.
The paper suggests airport operator BAA has apologised to the twins, and assured them the staff in question have been spoken to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am
Victim Of A Hit-And-Run In Wandsworth Named
Police investigating the death of a man in an alleged hit-and-run in Wandsworth, have named the victim.
40 year old Anthony Young from West Norwood was hit by a car on Trinity Road shortly after a row on Friday night.
A post mortem gave the cause of death as a head injury.
A 25-year old’s been arrested and bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
Woking Prison Declared "Unacceptable"
A prison in Woking has been described as “degrading and unacceptable”.
The comments have been made by the deputy chief inspector of prisons about the access to toilets during the night.
Inmates have been known to wait for up to an hour or to throw waste out of windows.
Apart from this, the inspection found Coldingley to be “essentially safe”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Species Of Wasp In Surrey
There are 242 different species of wasp in Surrey. Bet you didn't know that?
That according to naturalist David Baldock who was featured in today's Metro.
Apparently the black and yellow wasps won't sting you unless you wave your arms around.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am
Surrey's Salty Winter's
Surrey's salt mountain is growing.
13 thousand tonnes have been ordered to cope with snow this winter.
The County Council says it means they'll be able to treat an additional 21 miles of road, even if we get a repeat of last years blizzards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am
Plans For A New Park In Shepperton
Plans for a new park in Shepperton have been expanded despite local opposition.
A petition with 16 hundred signatures opposed the plans raising concerns about traffic and parking.
The project was meant to cover 6 acres but now will stretch over 13.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Brian Blessed forced to pull out of Richmond Panto
Richmond Theatre has confirmed the actor has had to pull out of this year's panto Sleeping Beauty after suffering breathing difficulties.
The theatre legend, famous for his eccentric voice, has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Odema, and doctors have told him to rest for three to four months.
He was due to play the wicked wizard, in a different take on the childrens' fairytale classic.
Replacing him will be ex Eastender Anita Dobson, as the wicked Queen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm
Police name man killed in hit and run in Wandsworth
Police investigating the death of a man in an alleged hit and run in Wandsworth, have named the victim.
40 year old Anthony Young from West Norwood was hit by a car in Trinity Road shortly after arguing with the driver of another car, a Ford Fiesta on friday night.
A post mortem gave the cause of death as a head injury. It was initially thought Mr Young was hit by both cars, but police say he was only hit by one.
The 25 year old driver of the Ford has been arrested on suspicion of assault and bailed until November 23rd.
Police are still seeking the driver of the other car, a Nissan Micra, which is believed to have left the scene without stopping.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm
Jackie presenters go greek for charity
Jackie's presenters donned aprons last night to wait on and entertain over 100 guests at Claygate's Greek Vine restaurant.
An auction, raffle and Golden Envelope draw resulted in a mammoth six thousand five hundred pounds being raised for childrens' charity MERU.
The Epsom based charity specialises in making and providing equipment for children with disabilities.
Guests were treated to fine dining complete with traditional greek plate smashing and dancing waiters.
One guest commenting on the evening said it's been a night full of fun and frolics. I never knew I could have so much fun and raise money for charity at the same time, and MERU is such a great cause. Although, Jackie's presenters should stick to the day jobs . . . I was waiting ages for a lager!
The money will be used to help create more equipment.
School supports “people who help us”
A group of boys at a Guildford school donned their most colourful and crazy footwear to raise money for the Surrey Air Ambulance.
Youngsters at Lanesborough School’s pre-prep department raised £136 for the life-saving helicopter by taking part in Funky Footwear Friday last month.
And they kept their multi-coloured shoes and boots on for a special visit to the helicopter base at Dunsfold as part of their “People Who Help Us” project.
The four and five-year-olds also dressed up in the crew’s helmets and high visibility jackets as they were given a guided tour of the twin-engine MD902 aircraft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm
Relief for M25 users?
Major new multimillion-pound road projects have been given the go-ahead around the country - despite spending cuts elsewhere.
Transport Secretary and Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond's outlined sixteen new schemes, adding to the eight announced by the Chancellor last week.
They include letting drivers use the hard shoulder during rush hours and emergencies.
There'll also be a fund worth over 600-million pounds that local authorities can bid for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm
Police make breakthrough in Epsom murder case
A man has been arrested in Spain in connection with the murder of a father-of-three found strangled at Epsom racecourse.
Sukhwinder Singh was killed more than four years ago.
A 36-year-old has been detained by Spanish officers in Barcelona in what Surrey detectives say is a "significant development".
They are still looking for a second man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm
Lights go out in Tolworth
A power cut brought part of Tolworth Broadway to a standstill this morning.
EDF issued this statement shortly after;
EDF Energy Networks engineers have restored power supplies to about 1,400 customers in the Cox Lane area of Tolworth who experienced an interruption to their supplies at 10.22am today (October 26).
About 800 customers had power within two minutes of the fault on an underground electricity cable, with the others restored in stages until the final 212 had power again at 12.01pm.
We appreciate how difficult it can be to lose power and would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm
Manor Park Café officially opened
Sutton’s Manor Park Café opened its doors for business today.
Councillors, businesses and council staff gathered at a special opening ceremony organised by the café’s new proprietors Town and Country Catering.
The café, which boasts an impressive array of environmental features, was built following a proposal by Sutton Local Committee.
The café has been built using an innovative straw bale construction, one of the first buildings in London to use this technique. An eye-catching living sedum roof insulates the building and will attract wildlife.
For more information visit www.sutton.gov.uk/manorparkcafe
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
CCTV released after bar attack in Staines
Police in Spelthorne are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old man was seriously assaulted during a night out in Staines town centre over the weekend.
The incident took place at Baroosh in Staines High Street at around 1.45am on Saturday 23 October.
The victim, who is from Sunbury, was on a night out with a group of friends when he became involved a verbal altercation with the suspect.
After arguing for several minutes the suspect hit the victim in the face with a pint glass before being escorted from the premises by security staff.
Once outside the suspect ran from the scene towards the Two Rivers retail park.
The victim sustained deep lacerations to his nose, upper lip and left cheek and was taken by ambulance to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey before being transferred to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.
The suspect is described as being a white man, around 5ft 10ins tall, in his late thirties, medium build, balding with short dark hair and was wearing a green jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any further information should call Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222, quoting reference SL/10/8318, or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am
Monday, 25 October 2010
Wimbledon get FA Cup home tie
Yesterday’s FA Cup first round draw has given AFC Wimbledon a home tie against Ebbsfleet.
It’s one of six ties only involving non-league clubs.
The game will be played on Saturday November 6th.
The Dons advanced to the competition proper after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Basingstoke.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 am
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Chelsea move ahead in the Premiership
Chelsea are five points clear on top of the Premier League after yesterday's 2-0 win over wolves at Stamford Bridge.
In the Championship Crystal Palace went down 4-3 at Preston.
Brentford made it two wins on the spin in League one with a 2-1 win over Peterborough at Griffin Park.
And in the FA Cup AFC Wimbledon advanced to the competition proper with a 1-0 win at Basingstoke in their 4th qualifying round match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am
Harlequins go down at Gloucester
Harlequins are still in search of their first Rugby Union away win this year after yesterday’s 33-26 loss to Gloucester at Kingsholm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 am
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