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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Pedestrian Hit by Car in Walton

A 36 year old man has been taken to St. Peter's Hospital tonight with serious head injuries after being struck by a car at 8.40 in a lay-by near Walton train station.

A car, believed to be a blue Mercedes, hit the man as he was walking at 20 to 9 and then drove off towards Ashleigh Road.

Police are appealing for the driver to come forward .

They'd also like to hear from any witnesses to the incident and can be contacted on 0845 125 2222.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 am  

Man missing in Teddington
Police in Teddington are concerned for the safety of a 74 year old man.

Guiseppe Cavaciuti who has Alzeheimer's has been missing since 1.40 pm Friday.

He's white,5 foot 7, with short dark brown greying receding hair and a grey mustache. He has a heavy Italian accent.

Anyone who has information should contact police on 0300 123 1212.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 am  

Victim of shooting in Hook was targeted
Police investigating a shooting in Hook before Christmas say the victim was deliberately targeted.

The 56 year old man, who survived the attack in Elmcroft Drive, was shot in the torso in broad daylight.

Officers say they cannot release the descriptions of the suspects and have made no arrests, nor traced the gun used.

The victim is helping with enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 am  

Friday, 7 January 2011

Tributes paid after accident
The parents of a teenager who died in a freak accident in Kingston last week have paid tribute to him.

19 year old Michael Male died in hospital on January 3rd after returning home from a night out at Oceana Nightclub.

He suffered serious head injuries in a fall just around the corner from his home in lower Addiscombe in the early hours.

His parents say they believe he fell in a ‘freak accident’ and that he was the ‘life and soul of the party’ and a ‘doting older brother.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 pm  

More babies for Kingston hospital?
Kingston hospital bosses are pushing ahead with plans to extend the hospital’s maternity unit at a cost of over 7 million pounds.

It’s hoped the redevelopment will allow 25 percent more births to take place at the site on Galsworthy Road each year.

It would also put an end to rumours the hospital is going to lose its maternity unit because of a lack of funding.

Kingston MP Ed Davey is backing the plans
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

Appeal after attack in Tooting
Police are re-appealing for witnesses after a woman was threatened with a knife in Tooting.

The 26 year old was walking through Tooting Bec Common on December 20th when she was approached by a man.

Police are now warning people to be vigilant when out walking.

The suspect is described as white, with an Eastern European accent, aged between 25 and 35 years old and of petite build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

Plans approved for new restaurant in Putney
Wandsworth Council have approved a planning application for a subterranean restaurant on Putney High Street.

The site, a long building opposite Putney Bridge, has lain derelict for over ten years.

Its owner is to apply for permission to use part of neighbouring Waterman’s Green as an outdoor seating area.

The council’s planning application chairman says this neglected corner of the high street is in urgent need of the facelift.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Dikgacoi plans talks with Fuham boss Hughes
The agent of Fulham's Kagisho Dikgacoi says he's planning showdown talks with the manager.

The midfielder has seen just four minutes of action since Mark Hughes' arrival at the club in the summer.

According to his agent, teams in France and Germany have already shown an interest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Police reappeal to trace escaped prisoner
Police are today re-appealing for information to trace an escaped prisoner.

21 year old Jeremy Pearce escaped from the dock, minutes after being remanded in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Monday.

He’s black, around 6 foot 4 of slim build and has a distinctive scar on his forehead and a burn on the back of his right hand.

Police describe him as dangerous and are advising people not to approach him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

AFC boost their defence
AFC Wimbledon have signed Rushden & Diamonds captain Jamie Stuart.

It for for an undisclosed fee.

The Dons have been looking for cover for centre-half Brett Johnson, who is set to undergo exploratory surgery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Boxer Gary Mason killed in a crash in Wallington
Former British boxing champion Gary Mason has died in a cycling crash in Wallington.

The 48 year old was on his bike in Sandy Lane South yesterday morning when he was involved in a collision with a van.

A man's been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and bailed pending further inquiries.

Mason fought 38 times as a professional between 1984 and 1994, with 37 wins.

His only defeat was against future world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.

A post-mortem will be held at St Helier Hospital and an inquest will be opened at Croydon Coroner's Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Police investigate attack in Kingston
Police are investigating a sex attack in Kingston on New Year's day.

A 34 year old women was walking home from a house party when she was assaulted near to Wittering Cross.

An off duty policeman discovered the victim struggling with the attacker and tried to restrain the suspect but he made off.

He's white about 6 foot with fair hair and in his mid to late twenties.

Police say he wore jeans with a dark top and had an earring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

ALL CLEAR NOW DECLARED
The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Alert for the River Mole.

The alert also applies to the river’s tributaries from Kinnersley Manor to South Hersham.

River levels have risen steadily in the Kinnersley Manor area following persistent rain yesterday.

Areas which could be affected include Leigh, Betchworth, Dorking, Leatherhead, Cobham,Sidlow,Brockham,Mickleham and Fetcham.

No property flooding is expected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 am  

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Patients at Ashford and St Peter's Hospital face disruption
Patients at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals have had operations rescheduled in a bid to deal with the rise in A&E admissions.

Hospitals across the country have seen a rise in numbers following the coldest winter in decades.

Yesterday 18 operations were post-poned, with patients being considered on a daily basis.

Bosses are reassuring patients that cancelled operations will be reschedualed as soon as next week to avoid further dispruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Man dies after collision in Wallington
A man has died after being in collision with a van in Wallington this morning.

The man, believed to be in his late 20’s/early 30’s, was knocked off his bicycle and pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 7 o’clock.

Police investigations at the scene have now ended and Wooodcote Road has now re-opened after being closed for much of the morning.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and are urging anyone who saw the incident to contact their Road Death Investigation unit on 0208 941 9011
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Rain garden to feature at Chelsea show
This year’s Chelsea Flower show is to feature its first ever full scale sustainable rain garden.

The spectacle was inspired by Victorian horticulturalist William Robinson’s 1870 Wild Garden design.

The idea is to effectively reuse every drop of water that falls on the garden while it is on show in May.

The highlight will be a living roof.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Break in at Hampton and Richmond FC
Thieves targeted Hampton & Richmond FC's Beveree stadium after their New Years day game against Staines Town.

They broke into the club house and took the takings from the match – which was their highest attendance of the season.

The club is asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything around 8 pm on Saturday night to come forward.

The Beavers face a long trip to Gateshead or Southport in a fortnight, and the incident has placed stress on the club's finances.

Just under 700 fans attended the match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Flu cases up
Cases of flu across Surrey, Kent and Sussex have risen more than four-fold in three weeks.

87 out of 100,000 people have the virus in those areas.

The NHS is advising people not visit hospital to avoid spreading it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Appeal after double shooting in Croydon
Detectives from Trident are asking for witnesses following a double-shooting in Croydon.

Police were called to Wadden New Road just after 4.30 in the morning on New Year's Day. A 22-year-old woman was discovered with a gunshot wound to her leg.

Less than ten minutes later there were reports of fight nearby in Church Road/Reeves Corner. An 18-year-old man was found shot in the chest.

Officers believe the shootings are linked.

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are released on bail until March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Major delays expected in Worcester Park
Major delays are expected in Worcester Park for the next couple of months.

A myriad of works including gas and water are due to start today affecting both pedestrians and drivers.

Green Lane, Lynwood Drive and Park Terrace will all be partly closed.

The council says it decided not to start the works until the new year so as not to interfere with Christmas shopping.

Repairs on a gas leak outside a house on the Malden Road has already caused major delays over the past week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A third of tube stations could be unmanned
A third of London underground stations could be unmanned for part of the day because of staff cuts.

According to the RMT, 76 stations won't have anyone on duty for up to 90 minutes when employees take meal breaks.

Stations involved include Goldhawk Road, Latimer Road and Royal Oak on the Hammersmith and City Line.

TFL is axing 800 jobs – mainly ticket office staff – as part of a cuts package across the network.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

AFC sign new striker
AFC Wimbledon have signed Aldershot Town striker Danny Hylton.

The 21-year-old played under Dons boss Terry Brown when he was at the League 2 club.

Hylton moves to Kingsmeadow on a free transfer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Woman savaged to death by dog in Wallington
A woman was savaged to death by a dog in Wallington because she was too scared to feed it.

That's according to a neighbour who's spoken to The Evening Standard.

52 year old Barbara Williams was attacked by an eight-stone Belgian mastiff in the garden of the house she was lodging at just before Christmas.

Police marksmen who were called to the scene to put down the animal.

34 year old Alex Blackburn Smith has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, as well as cultivating cannabis.

He has been bailed until next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Police investigate assault in Epsom
Police are investigating a serious attack on a man in Epsom on New Year's eve.

The 28 year from Kingswood had been at the Tattenham Court Pub all night when he was assaulted in the early hours.

The victim sustained a broken arm and cuts to his face.

Police say the event was ticket only and believe some-one will know who is responsible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton have revealed more details about their wedding day in April.

Hannah Miller reports:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Waitrose to expand
Waitrose has announced expansion plans that will create 3-thousand jobs at 39 new stores.

The supermarket chain has already announced its best ever trading period.

Sales grew by 8-point-9 percent in the first 23 days of December, driven by strong demand for luxury Christmas products.

The new supermarkets include one in Raynes Park and another in Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Quins travel to Abu Dhabi
Wasps are to play their Anglo-Welsh Cup fixture with Harlequins in Abu Dhabi.

It's the first time two English clubs have taken a competitive rugby union match abroad.

The two will meet at the end of the month in a specially-built five thousand capacity stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Search in Shepperton called off
An underwater search for a former university lecturer, feared dead after a boat capsized in Shepperton, has been called off.

Ex Cambridge tutor Rex Walford has not yet been found.

The body of 66-year-old music producer Keith Lowde was discovered in the River Thames by police divers on Monday.

Three women and one man were rescued after the incident near Pharaoh’s Island on Sunday evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Nanny in court accused of contaminating food
A nanny's appeared in court charged with attempting to poison Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold.

Allison Cox is accused of contaminating her food with screen wash.

She was hired by the underwear tycoon to look after her daughter at their mansion in Surrey.

The 33 year-old was granted unconditional bail and will appear at Guildford Crown Court later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

Surrey firefighter jailed for drug offences
A fire fighter from Chertsey who won an award for bravery during the 7/7 attacks, has been exposed as a cocaine smuggler.

41 year old Simon Ford was caught in possession of ten million pounds worth of the drug and jailed for 14 years.

He was one of 33 men jailed following 16 trials in the two years after the London bombings.

130 kilos of cocaine was also seized from Ford’s flat in Chertsey. The information has only just been made public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Friday sees the release of a new British film telling the story of one of the century's most closely-guarded monarchs.

Hannah Miller reports:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Clamping down on anti-social behaviour in Sutton
Adults who commit crimes in bars, pubs and clubs in Sutton town centre will face a ban of a minimum of one month.

People arrested for theft, public order or drugs offences will be banned from premises that are part of the Sutton PubWatch scheme.

In addition, people will also be investigated and prosecuted by the police.

It comes as licensed premises in Sutton look to crack down on anti-social behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Chelsea boss admits he's lucky
Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he is "lucky" to still have a job at Chelsea after his team's poor run of form.

The champions have won one of their last eight league games and are fifth in the table ahead of tonight's game with Wolves.

The Italian says in a restaurant you pay the bill when you've finished eating and at the end of the season the club can judge my job."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

A new year message to Jackie listeners from the leader of Richmond Council
Dear Colleagues and Residents,

As the New Year looms we all look forward to it as ever with hope, but this time, perhaps with more than usual apprehension.

2010 has been hugely challenging for local government across the country. It has been no different in Richmond upon Thames. The unparallelled mass of debt in which the country has found itself has meant that the public sector and local councils in particular have had to bear much of the pain necessary for the country to get back on to a sustainable financial footing. Even after action taken so far Britain is plunging deeper into debt, like a submarine falling into darker and ever more pressured water. It cannot go on.

In December as you will know we had our grant settlement. This saw our formula grant cut by 14% or over £5 million. It was tough but vindicated our decision to set out early our budget proposals containing the target £35 million savings the council needs to make over the next four years. As the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has said - and every household knows - delaying necessary economies makes the pain greater in the long run.

The budget settlement has vindicated our decision to freeze council tax next year as this has earned us an additional grant of £2.9 million.

In Richmond we have to make some difficult decisions over the coming years. I recognised this in May. My first action as Leader of the Council was to cut my own allowance by 12.5%. We face the loss of some 200 and 300 council jobs and difficult changes to some of our services. When greater sacrifice is expected of others, people at the top have to give an example.

I want to end the culture of ‘Town Hall Knows Best’ and really listen to local people. That is why in 2010 we scrapped the council’s magazine ‘Arcadia’ which pushed out what the Council thinks and invested savings towards our ‘All In One’ consultation, to draw in ideas of what people really want for their local areas.

13,000 residents have returned completed questionnaires. We are analysing the results as I write. It has been a fantastic response. It proves how much people in this borough care about the places they live in. We will be using these results to work with local communities in ‘Barefoot’ consultations to develop plans for their local areas in 2011.

I was encouraged by the involvement of local people in Twickenham during the summer and autumn. Over 1,000 attended a ‘Barefoot’ consultation and a conference to let us know what they wanted for the future of the town. The results from the Twickenham events are now feeding into draft plans for the future of the town. A panel of local people, for which there will be interviews soon, will help the Council develop these plans. The revival of Twickenham is a key objective for this Council.

Following on from this in January we are launching the ‘Business All in One’ survey to find out how we can support local business. The prosperity of local areas depends on the success of the private sector and our small local businesses in particular. We want to do everything in our power to help them.

One of the greatest complaints from small shopkeepers is about parking problems. The widely unpopular C02 related “Parking Tax” is to be finally consigned to the history books in the New Year and replaced with a new system of Fair Parking. This will see standard rates across the board, discount for residents and half-hour free parking to support local businesses. We also want a more humane system of enforcement. Overall, our Fair Parking programme actually saves money for the taxpayer. Good value meets common sense.

New year, we will advance our 10 year vision for local schools. This will involve working towards academy status for all schools, developing plans for sixth forms in secondary schools and continuing work to get a catholic secondary for our Borough. We will also progress our strategy to provide a further 300 primary school places in Richmond Upon Thames over the next ten years.

Local Government will inevitably change. I want Richmond to be in the forefront so we shape our future together and do not let it just happen to us. In years to come we will employ fewer people directly and must look for new and more efficient ways of working that involve partnership with other authorities and various forms of commissioning.

I have three other clear priorities for next year:

•We will protect and improve the services that matter most to local people
•We will continue to make the council a more efficient organisation
•We will deliver a zero percent council tax increase in March
2010 has been a challenging year – 2011 promises to be just as tough. I am convinced however that if we face the challenges together we will emerge stronger as a community.

I wish you, your families and friends a healthy, happy and successful 2011 and hope very much you can join with us at some stage in working for the benefit of our Borough.

Yours sincerely

Cllr Nicholas True

Leader of the Council
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 pm  

Sutton residents urged to recycle their celebrations before 12th night is up
As seasonal celebrations come to a close residents are urged to recycle their Christmas trees, wrapping paper and cards.

It is hoped the move will cut down on unnecessary waste and help the council taxpayer to avoid costly landfill charges.

Real Christmas trees can be put out for recycling next to green bins on usual collection days from Monday 10 to Friday 21 January.

All trees are then taken to Beddington Lane so they can be turned into soil improver. Residents can use the free compost on their gardens after collecting it from the Kimpton Park Reuse and Recycling Centre.

All greetings cards, cardboard packaging and wrapping paper can be put inside green bins even if they contain glitter and novelties, or have a foil or plastic coating.

Unwanted children’s clothes, toys or books that are in good condition can be donated to charity if left at the council’s Denmark Road office in Carshalton from 10 to 21 January. Donations will be passed onto Kid Stop, an award winning green business.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm  

Support hospice at Richmond Mayor’s Charity Ball
An evening of big band entertainment in support of the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice is being promised at this year’s Mayor’s Charity Ball, to be hosted by Cllr David Marlow.

Tickets are on sale now for the black tie event, which takes place in Twickenham on Saturday, 19 February, with proceeds going to the hospice in Hampton. Those wishing to take part in the ball are being encouraged to buy now to avoid disappointment.

On the night, music will be provided by the Jon Bennett Big Band, plus a visiting ‘showbiz’ performer to keep guests entertained throughout the evening. As well as entertainment, the evening includes a raffle, auction drinks reception and three course meal with dancing afterwards.

The ball is due to take place in the Clarendon Hall at York House, Twickenham, next to the Council’s Civic Centre, from 7pm to midnight on 19 February. Tickets, costing £60 per person or £550 for a table of 10 are available by calling Amanda Farrell in the Mayor’s Office at York House on 020 8891 7123
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

New Year warning against fraudsters
A fresh New Year warning about bogus traders is being issued to residents after a local electrician was found guilty of fraud.

Sutton Council is warning consumers to be on their guard against false claims by traders after a Sutton electrician was found to be lying about being part of the British Standards Institute and to have issued fake electrical certificates to residents.

Paul Colliver, 39, of Complete Electrical in Carshalton, pleaded guilty to six offences under the Fraud Act at Sutton Magistrates Court after an investigation by Sutton Council’s Trading Standards and Building Control departments.

For these crimes, which took place over a two-year period, the court sentenced Colliver, of St James Road, Carshalton to £1,000 in costs and 110 hours of community service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

Top rating for Sutton school
A Sutton school has just received an exemplary report from Ofsted inspectors.

Cheam Park Farm Nursery and Infants’ School has been rated as outstanding after an inspection in December.

The official regulatory body found that the school “excels in the education and care of pupils”, has overwhelmingly positive support from parents, has pupils who are happy, enthusiastic and whose “behaviour is exemplary” so that “achievement and enjoyment are outstanding”.

Out of 27 judgements the school is listed as 'outstanding' in 23 and 'good' in the remaining four.

Pupils were found to feel exceptionally safe because the school provides them with outstanding levels of care guidance and support.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is described as an excellent starting point - skills of independent learning are fostered here and children make very good progress in their basic skills.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

New Year honour for meals on wheels champion from Sutton

A mother who has coordinated the delivery of hundreds of thousands of meals on wheels to people across Sutton has been awarded the MBE.

Pamela Norton, 67, was recognised in the New Year Honours list for “services to the community in the London Borough of Sutton”.

She has worked for Sutton Council since 1988 when she started working for the meals on wheels service.

She then became manager of the service, co-ordinating the delivery of around 80,000 meals a year – making sure vulnerable, elderly residents receive hot meals every single day of the year.

Mrs Norton said she was “proud but a little embarrassed” to be honoured, insisting it was recognition for the service not herself.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Last chance to have your say on Waste Plan
An important planning document, that will give four South London councils more powers when assessing planning applications for waste treatment facilities and greater certainty about where these new facilities could be located, was formally published today.

The South London Waste Plan - which has been jointly prepared by the boroughs of Sutton, Croydon, Kingston and Merton - introduces a set of strengthened planning policies that are designed to minimise the impacts of new waste treatment developments on local communities and the environment.

It ensures that any future waste treatment facilities are modern, well-designed and sustainable.

The Waste Plan also satisfies the requirement of all local authorities to identify sufficient suitable land for future waste treatment needs. The South London Waste Plan achieves this by protecting all existing waste treatment sites in the four boroughs from other types of development and by identifying 11 industrial areas as having sites which may be suitable for a maximum of seven hectares of new waste treatment facilitates to be built on over the next ten years.

The South London Waste Plan will soon be submitted to the Secretary of State for further deliberation, including an examination in public by an independent planning inspector. But prior to this, there will be a six-week ‘Publication Period’ (4 January – 15 February 2011), during which time residents and other interested parties can comment on the ‘Soundness’ of the plan (i.e. whether it is justified, effective and consistent with national policy).

Any representations made during the Publication Period which will be forwarded to the Secretary of State along with the submission.

The document, named the Proposed Submission of the South London Waste Plan, can be viewed on-line at southlondonwasteplan.limehouse.co.uk/portal.

Comments can also be submitted through this web site. Alternatively, the document is available at council offices and principal libraries across the four boroughs.

It is anticipated that the four councils will be in a position to formally adopt the South London Waste Plan towards the end of 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Public Meeting on Proposed Super Sewer
Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith MP for Putney Justine Greening have announced plans for a public meeting to discuss concerns surrounding London’s proposed new ‘super sewer’.

Under proposals from Thames Water, the entrance to the twenty-mile tunnel will potentially be situated at the Barn Elms playing fields.

The super sewer is being billed as the solution to the 32 million tons of untreated sewage which overflows into the Thames on average each year as a result of London’s antiquated sewage system.

Zac Goldsmith supports the project, but is concerned about the choice of Barn Ems as the site for a main shaft.

Commenting, he said; “the majority of people support this project, but the case for using the Wandsworth part of Barn Elms for the main shaft has to be absolutely compelling and water tight. Failing that, Thames Water will not get the support it needs.”

The meeting will take place on Thursday 13th of January at 8PM, at Trinity Church, Castelnau, Barnes, SW13 9ET. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 pm  

Coppell to return to Palace?
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says he hopes to discuss the vacant manager's position with former boss Steve Coppell.

Parish dismissed George Burley following Palace's defeat at Millwall on New Year's Day.

Coppell, who has had four spells as Palace boss, watched their 1-0 win over Preston yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Congestion charge set to rise
London’s daily congestion charge rises from £8 to £10 today.

The charge can be cut to £9 by registering for a new automated payment service.

It will record the number of days when a vehicle enters the zone and charge the owner's debit or credit card on a monthly basis.

Anyone who leaves it until the day after travelling to pay the fee, will face a £12 charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Chelsea won't be signing Becks
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed his team will not be signing David Beckham.

The Italian worked with the former England captain when he was in charge of AC Milan.

Beckham may be available on a short-term loan deal from LA Galaxy and has been linked to a number of Premier League clubs.

Ancelotti says he won't be coming to Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Police investigating after boat capsizes on the Thames at Shepperton
Surrey Police have confirmed that they are now searching for the body of a man after a boat capsized in the Thames at Shepperton at the weekend.

Specialist underwater teams, who resumed their search this morning, are not expecting to find him alive given the length of time since the accident and conditions in the water.

The body of another missing man was found yesterday. The post mortem will be carried out in the next two days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Labour target tube fare rises
Labour campaigners are targeting London’s commuters, protesting about increases in fares.

Supporters of Mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone are handing out leaflets at tube, rail and bus stations.

Fares are set to go up on Sunday, which include plans to scrap Travelcards for Zones 2 to 6, which avoid central London.

Livingstone’s Croydon based running mate Val Shawcross claims the proposed plans are ‘completely unnecessary’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Are we in this together?
The MP for Richmond Park has been targeted by the Daily Mail over his Christmas holiday break.

The paper claims Zac Goldsmith has taken a holiday at an 8 thousand pound a week villa in the Caribbean whereas David Cameron scrapped plans to go on holiday to Thailand for fears of sending out the wrong message.

The man who coined the term, “we're all in this together”, Chancellor George Osborne has taken a luxury break to the ski resort of Kloisters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Monday, 3 January 2011

Tributes paid to actor
The actor Pete Postlethwaite has died aged 64.

He continued to work until recently despite receiving treatment for cancer.

Steven Spielberg called the actor "the best in the world."

He earned an Oscar nomination for his role in the 1993 film, "In The Name of the Father" about the Guildford Four.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Wimbledon's Parkside tops expensive list
New research has revealed the average cost of a home in England is in excess of £1million.

The most expensive road was Parkside in Wimbledon, where average prices are more than £5 million per property.

More than half the top 20 were in London, with Woodlands Road West in Virginia Water the dearest outside the city.

This was followed by Burkes Road in Beaconsfield and Brundenell Avenue in Sandbanks, Dorset according to Lloyds TSB.

The most expensive street in the north of England was Withinlee Road in Macclesfield where the average house price stands at £1.6 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Facebook support for girl missing from Battersea
More than two thousand Facebook users have joined an online campaign appealing for information about a teenager from Battersea who vanished three weeks ago.

14 year old Serena Beakhurst, who also uses the surname Dennis, was last seen in Tulse Hill on December 15th.

The pupil who attends Battersea Technology School left her home to attend a course in Tooting, but never returned.

A page on the Facebook website has urged her to get in contact.

She's described as mixed race, slim, 5ft 3inches tall, with shoulder-length hair.

She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket with a gold zip.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Motorists gear up for increased congestion charge
The congestion charge goes up tomorrow.

The whole scheme was suspended from the 25th of December until today, but tomorrow it'll increase from eight to ten pounds.

The charge in central London can be cut to £9 a day by registering for a new automated payment service.

Mayor Boris Johnson says the abolition of the western zone charge in December was his Christmas present to west Londoners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm  

Man absconds from court in Wimbledon
A prisoner has escaped from a court dock just moments after he was remanded into custody.

21-year-old Jeremy Pearce was appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates' court earlier today, charged with three counts of robbery.

Police describe him as dangerous and not to be approached.

He's described as black, 6'4", slim build, a distinctive scar on forehead, a one and half inch scar on his left hand, a cut to his right wrist, and a burn scar on the back of his right hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 pm  

Surrey researchers lead the way in air investigation
Researchers from Surrey University have been looking into the impact of air disruption on passengers.

Academics claim people stuck at airports for long periods of time had emotions and reactions similar to ones they would have if told they had a serious illness.

Recent snow led to days of delays and cancellations at Gatwick and Heathrow.

Researcher Niamh Murtagh said the best way to cope was to think ahead and acknowledge there is always a risk of disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:53 pm  

Body pulled from river at Shepperton
Police divers searching for two men missing after a boat capsized on the River Thames are believed to have found a body.

Six people in their 50's and 60's, three men and three women, were in a boat when it overturned near Shepperton - four were rescued. It's believed they were trying to make it from a house after a party last night, to the otherside of the river.

The accident happened at Pharaoh's Island - which has no road access.

Police helicopters and police divers from Sussex assisted Surrey officers with the search throughout today.

Chris McManus has lived in Shepperton for 8 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

Sunday, 2 January 2011

People in Epsom urged not to walk alone after dark
It's after a woman was attacked in West Hill in the early hours of Friday morning.

Two teenage girls also called police on Thursday night after reportedly being followed by a man in Chantilly Way. Police say the two incidents may be linked.

The suspect is described as a white man aged in his 50s or 60s, with a London accent. He was wearing a dark tracksuit with a yellow logo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Reward ten years after west London investigation
£15,000 is being offered by the Met Police for information about two women who disappeared from the same road more than a decade ago.

19 year old student Elizabeth Chau vanished from Ealing Broadway in April 1999, after leaving Thames Valley University's campus.

In January 2000, 27 year old office worker Lola Shenkoya, also disappeared from the Broadway.

At the time, officers said her disappearance was "totally out of character".

Vietnamese Miss Chau was last seen near to Ealing Police Station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 pm  

Hammersmith based charity calls for extra help for terminally ill
A cancer charity says winter fuel payments should be extended to the terminally ill.

Macmillan Cancer Support claims almost a quarter of those living with the disease wear coats inside the house to stave off the cold.

1 in 5 of them stay in bed all day to keep warm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 pm  

Chelsea not so blue
Chelsea have managed only a draw at home to Aston Villa, after a thrilling finish to their Premier League contest.

It finished 3-3, with the Blues conceding in injury time.

The Stamford Bridge side scored twice in the closing moments, including an 89th minute goal from John Terry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 pm  

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