Appeals to trace vulnerable woman in Morden
Police are urgently trying to trace a vulnerable woman whose missing in Morden.
70 year old Margaret Jones was last seen at lunchtime yesterday – but disappeared after going shopping with her husband.
She suffers from a medical condition which can leave her easily confused.
Margaret is white – about 5 foot 4 with short grey hair and black framed glasses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Fullers boost profits
Pub firm Fuller's says increased food sales and a better performance in its accommodation business have helped profits.
The Chiswick-based brewers made a pre-tax profit of 15 point 7 million pounds in the six months to the end of September - a rise of 11 per cent on last year.
It is turning its focus to the South in the coming months, saying it expects the region to suffer less in the challenging economic climate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm
Stolen car hits estate agents office near Woking
A stolen Mercedes has hit a building in Knaphill near Woking.
It collided with another car and ploughed into Mann Countrywide estate agents on the Broadway just before 6 this morning.
Two female passengers in the car a 20 and 16 year old are currently in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
Lorry driver jailed for killing a cyclist from Clapham
A lorry driver found guilty of killing a cyclist from Clapham, has been handed seven years behind bars.
Dennis Putz was chatting on his mobile phone when he ran into Catriona Patel near the Oval Tube station in June last year.
The 39 year old had been out training with her husband. She was hoping to take part in an amateur cycling competition.
Tests revealed Putz was over the drink drive limit on the morning of the accident after a drinking binge the night before.
He’d already spent time in jail in 1995 for reckless driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm
St George's best for stroke services
St George’s Hospital in Tooting has one of the best stroke services in the country.
That’s according to the Royal College of Physicians who have named six centres of excellence nationwide.
Five of them are based in the capital.
More than 11 thousand people in London suffer a stroke each year.
St George’s recently became part of a trauma network designed at getting help to London’s patients more quickly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
Harlequins name new coach
Harlequins have named acting head coach Rob Powell as the permanent successor to Brian McDermott.
The 30-year-old temporarily took over the role following McDermott's departure to Leeds Rhinos.
He's now signed a two-year deal at The Stoop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
Robbery in Worcester Park
Investigations are underway after a cash in transit robbery in Worcester Park.
Suspects made off with a cash box outside Santander in the High Street just before 1 after targetting a security guard.
There's no details yet on how much was taken and no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
Armed robbery in Croydon
Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at Homebase in Croydon.
On Monday – 4 men threatened staff with a gun and tied them up in offices in Purley Way.
They stole cash from the safe and made off in staff cars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
Alex back for Chelsea
Chelsea defender Alex will start against Birmingham tomorrow.
The Brazilian was due to have surgery on his knee but has delayed the operation to be fit for the game.
Yuri Zhirkov has a calf problem and misses the game, but Florent Malouda is fit to play.
Carlo Ancelotti is short on cover with John Terry out - but HE’S expected back next week for the European game against Zilina.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
QPR team news
QPR are without Shaun Derry and Bradley Orr for tomorrow’s game against Preston.
Kyle Walker is carrying an ankle injury whilst Heidur Helguson looks set to start after a month out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
Brentford team news
Brentford are without Dave Mckracken for tomorrow’s clash at Plymouth.
Stephen Right will revert to right back and Leon Legge may start on the bench.
Gary Alexander is back having missed out in midweek due to his girlfriend giving birth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm
New Bishop of Southwark elected
Southwark’s new Bishop has been elected by the Cathedral’s College of Canons.
The Right Reverend Christopher Chessun is currently Area Bishop of Woolwich and will take up his new post early in 2011 after the election’s confirmed.
The Church of England has been electing bishops since the 4th century.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm
Tariq Ahmed given life peer
Conservative Merton councillor Tariq Ahmed has been given a life peer.
The businessman and former vice chairman received the honour today.
Merton Conservative Councillor Debbie Shears says she is “extremely pleased” and offered her “heartfelt congratulations”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Terry could be back for Chelsea soon
Chelsea captain John Terry could return to action much sooner than expected.
He misses this weekend's trip to Birmingham due to a nerve problem in his right leg.
But having initially thought he could face months on the sidelines, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful he will be fit to play in the coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Wimbledon make FA Cup progress
AFC Wimbledon are into the 2nd round of the FA Cup after yesterday’s extra time 3-2 win at Ebbsfleet in their replay.
Sami Moore scored the winner in the last minute of extra time.
The Dons meet Stevenage next in the Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 am
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Ancient ruins found in Brentford
Building of a new hotel in Brentford will be completed on time despite the discovery of Roman artefacts.
Archaeologists were called to the grounds in Syon Park after an entire Roman Village half a metre below the ground.
The controversial building works for the Waldorf Astoria forced the relocation of the populat Tropical Zoo that was based at the site.
Julian Hall is a post excavation manager at the Museum of London Archaeology.
He says they’ve had to record everything found at the site as the items have been hard to move. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Speculation begins over Royal Wedding
Prince William and Kate Middleton are spending the day with royal wedding advisors after announcing their engagement yesterday.
Attention has turned to what kind of dress Miss Middleton will choose. Deborah Haslam owns Surrey Brides in Weybridge.
We asked her if she’d like to have a go at designing the dress of the century.
Here's what the people of Kingston think of the royal engagement. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Post mortem to be carried out on Kingston woman
A post mortem will be carried out tomorrow on the body of a woman found dead in Kingston yesterday morning.
Doctors will carry out specialised tests to determine how the woman died.
Police are treating the death as suspicious. The woman’s identity has not yet been released.
She was discovered in the garden of her property on Brunswick Road by her daughter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm
CLARENCE HOUSE STATEMENT.
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES AND MISS CATHERINE MIDDLETON ARE ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED.
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton.
The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.
Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya. Prince William has informed The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince William has also sought the permission of Miss Middleton's father.
Following the marriage, the couple will live in north Wales, where Prince William will continue to serve with the Royal Air Force.
Murder investigation launched in Kingston
A woman in her 60s has been found dead in Kingston in suspicious circumstances.
Police were called to Brunswick Road near Kingston hospital at 11 o’clock this morning.
The body was found in the garden at the rear of the house. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.
It's believed the deceased had three grown up children, one of whom made the grim discovery this morning.
This woman, who wished to remain anonymous, lives two doors up.
She was first alerted to the incident by the woman’s distressed daughter.
A post mortem will be carried out tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Benefit cheats in Mole Valley will have payments stopped
People claiming benefits in Mole Valley will lose out on money if they fail to give accurate information.
The one strike policy means not reporting changes in circumstance will see benefits stopped for 4 weeks.
A second offence of benefit fraud within five years could see payments stopped for thirteen weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Gang arrested after robbery
Police have arrested a gang of four youths after a man was robbed at knifepoint outside a Tooting school.
The school officer for Ernest Bevin, Barry Korro, saw the incident and co-ordinated the chase on bike and foot.
Three were cornered and arrested, while the fourth was discovered hiding in a garden earlier this month.
The Wandsworth Common Safer Neighbourhood team were also able to recover the stolen property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
Schoolboy hit by tram in New Addington
A seven-year-old boy is in a stable condition after being hit by a tram at Fieldway Station in New Addington this morning.
Although the leg injuries aren’t thought to be life threatening, it’s believed they could be life changing due to their severity.
The boy’s currently at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.
Tram services between Addington Village and New Addington were suspended for over three hours.
It's said the tram ''ran over his legs, trapping him'' after he darted in front of it.
British Transport Police has launched an investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm
Travellers apply to live permanently in Chobham
Travelling showman have applied to live permanently in a field in Chobham.
Surrey Heath Council is considering a planning application submitted for the Pennypot Lane site.
However members have already been advised to refuse the plans.
The group has had caravans at the site since 2002 but have been ordered to leave several times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm
Holly Willoughby sparkles during a visit to Shooting Star in Hampton
Holly Willoughby has visited The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, Shooting Star House.
The television presenter is a long standing patron of Children’s Hospices UK, the national charity which gives voice to the UK’s network of 45 children’s hospice services. Shooting Star House is Holly’s local hospice, and her visit was met with smiles and excitement from some of Shooting Star's children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families. During the visit Holly took part in activities with the children including story-telling and painting, and even attended a music therapy session.
Barbara Gelb, Chief Executive of Children's Hospices UK said: ‘We're thrilled to have the support of Holly as one of our patrons at Children's Hospices UK. Visits to local children’s hospices such as Shooting Star make such a difference to the children and families. Holly’s ongoing support helps us to increase awareness of the much needed, unique that children's hospice services give to thousands of children, young people and their families every year.’ Holly Willoughby said: ‘Whenever I visit children’s hospices, like this one, I am amazed by the positive, welcoming environment and support they provide. It is clear to see that these places are a lifeline to the families that use them. I am very proud to be a patron of Children’s Hospices UK.’
Brian Stewart, Shooting Star's interim Chief Executive said: ‘We were thrilled to welcome Holly to Shooting Star. It was a really special day for the children, their families and staff. We know it has created a really wonderful memory for everyone.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm
NHS urges us to give Blood
People across Surrey and South West London and Surrey are being urged to give blood.
NHS blood banks will be out and about next week.
Nuffield Health centre in Southfields will trial the Mini Blood mobile for the fist time next Tuesday.
Southfields Nuffield Health and Wellbeing Mini Bloodmobile Burr Road London SW18 4SQ
Tuesday November 23 2010 09:30 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00
Long Ditton St Christophers Church Claygate Lane Esher Surrey KT15 0AQ
Tuesday November 23 2010 14:00 to 16:30 and 17:30 to 19:45
Croydon Parish Church Hall Church Street Croydon Surrey CR0 1RN
Thursday November 25 2010 14:00 to 16:30 and 17:30 to 19:45
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm
Thousands attend Remembrance ceremonies
Acts of remembrance have taken place across Sutton to mark the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.
Thousands attended services at war memorials in Sutton, Wallington, Cheam, Worcester Park and Belmont.
Over 500 attended the main civic service at Belmont War Memorial where wreaths were laid by dignitaries including Sutton Mayor Cllr Margaret Court, the Queen’s representative in Sutton, Deputy Lieutenant Air Vice-Marshall Clive Evans and Sutton MPs Paul Burstow and Tom Brake.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm
Bedfont residents remember
Pictures courtesy of Darren Graham Photography
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am
Mayor to take control of Richmond Park
London’s Mayor is to finally take control of Richmond Park.
Boris Johnson is to manage all of all of London’s Royal parks.
The department for culture, media and sport first hinted that control would be handed over after controversial parking charges were scrapped in May.
The move will give the Mayor a greater say on what goes on within the parks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
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