Merton's petition scheme
Merton council is making it easier for residents to get their views heard with the launch of an online petition system
Now live on the councils Website, the new scheme allows local people to submit new petitions, sign existing ones and view old ones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm
Blades sign Chelsea midfielder
Sheffield United have signed attacking midfielder Danny Philliskirk on a one-month loan deal from Chelsea.
The 19-year-old has captained the Chelsea youth team and made his full league debut on loan at Oxford United this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm
Investigation into Chelsea house fire
Investigations are continuing after a fire at a three storey house in Chelsea in the early hours of Monday morning.
The ground floor of the building on Cremorne Road, which has been converted into flats, was damaged.
A man was rescued and taken to hospital where he’s recovering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm
Car rammed by thieves in Ashford
A car containing a mum and her two young children has been rammed by desperate thieves in Ashford.
The 28 year old arrived back at her home only to discover another car already in her driveway with a woman sitting inside.
Moments later a man came out of her house carrying two laptop. He got into the vehicle and then sped out of the driveway ramming the woman’s car as he left.
It happened in Park Road.
Police are trying to trace the thieves
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm
BAA passenger numbers down
Heathrow operator BAA has announced losses of 24 million pounds in December.
Passenger numbers were down by nearly 11 percent – the company’s blaming the bad weather.
The news will come as a further blow to BAA.
Earlier this week Virgin Atlantic announced they were withholding their fees because of the disruption at Heathrow due to snow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm
Brentford lose out
There was heartbreak for Brentford in League 1 last night.
An injury time winner from Jonathon Obika earned Peterborough a 2-1 win.
Marc Laird looked to have done enough to earn the visitors a point when he scrambled home a 74th minute equaliser.
But Obika’s late goal earned promotion-chasing Posh all three points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm
AFC team news
AFC Wimbledon are boosted by the return of winger Rashid Yussuf from a virus for their top of the table clash with Luton tonight.
Winger Kirk Hudson and midfielder Ed Harris have also been suffering with the virus but may start, while defender Ismail Yakubu is a major doubt.
Luton if they win will go top.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm
Monday, 10 January 2011
Drivers soon to pay more in Kensington and Chelsea
Motorists in Kensington and Chelsea could soon have to pay more for parking.
Council bosses claim they need to make up a cash shortfall after the western extension of the congestion charging zone was scrapped at the end of last year.
At the time London Mayor Boris Johnson said the abolition was his gift to Londoners.
But officials say 4 million pounds needs to be made up in lost revenue.
This will be done by increasing pay and display charges by around a pound an hour.
The council has already suffered a 15 million pound cut from its grant this year – and was relying on the extra cash a congestion charge extension would bring.
22 million pounds is already generated by motorists in the borough annually.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Fire at waste centre in Croydon
Firefighters battled a blaze in Croydon this morning.
They were called shortly after 7 this morning after a machine caught fire at the Veolia waste management centre.
The blaze was put out just before 8 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
Police in Wallington issue appeal to trace man
Police are searching for a man they’d like to speak to in connection with an alleged assault in Wallington.
21 year old Joshua Kelly is white, about 5 foot 7 and has brown hair and eyes.
Officers believe he often frequents the Sutton area.
The alleged incident happened at a Tesco Express on Woodcote Road on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm
Battersea calls for new dog laws
Battersea dogs home has called for more legislation to support responsible dog ownership.
The historic animal rescue centre is supporting potential legislation that will tackle irresponsible dog ownership of any breed through the use of ‘dog asbos’ or dogsbos.’
The charity maintains that more effective controls will tackle the numerous societal problems and dangers created by irresponsible owners
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm
House damaged in Wandsworth fire
40 firefighters tackled a blaze at flats in Wandsworth overnight.
The fire damaged the ground, first and second floors of the converted three storey terrace house in East Hill.
A staircase between the ground and first floor was also destroyed.
One person was rescued and four firefighters were taken to hospital suffering from burns to their arms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm
Virgin Atlantic refuses to cough up for Heathrow snow debacle
Snippets of the letter Virgin Atlantic sent to BAA Heathrow in which they say they will withhold landing fees following the snow debacle.
"Heathrow's handling of the snow fell well short of what is expected of an international airport. We believe there were numerous shortcomings in the way in which HAL (Heathrow Airport Limited) delt with the disruption.
1. HAL's failure to have a proper contingency - insufficient capacity of equipment, staff and quantity of available materials.
2. HALs failure to communicate information to the airlines and passengers
That mistakes were made by HAL is evident from the fact that the other London airports coped far better.
The failings by HAL had a profound effect on airlines.
We are still quantifying our exact losses, but we estimate them at this stage to be in the region of GBP10m. If HAL had acted properly, the damage and disruption to VAA could have been significantly reduced or avoided altogether.
We understand that BAA has announced an 'independent external inquiry. VAA does have reservations about the approproprianess of the proposed process given that we understand for instance that it will be chaired by one of BAA's own non-executive directors."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm
Sunday, 9 January 2011
Kingston's MP speaks out over mail protest
A protest against the proposed Royal Mail privatisation has been held in David Cameron's constituency.
Around 500 people marched through Witney, in Oxfordshire, carrying placards and a coffin painted with the slogan "Here lies the remains of Royal Mail."
The Postal Services Bill will be debated in parliament later this week.
Minister for postal affairs, Ed Davey, says privatisation is one of the options to raise money urgently for the beleaguered company.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm
Chelsea not so blue
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti hopes his side can continue with winning ways after thumping Ipswich in the FA Cup.
The holders were 7-0 winners at Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge scoring two goals each.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm
Jo Yeates detectives draw on methods used in hunt for Sally Anne Bowman's killer
The Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy says she supports calls for detectives to carry out DNA testing of all men in the city in a bid to track down Joanna Yeates' killer.
Avon and Somerset Police have used mass screenings in the past - but they haven't indicated if they are considering it in this case.
Ms McCarthy thinks most men would understand and cooperate.
The murder of 18 year old Sally Anne Bowman in Croydon in September 2005, prompted police to ask for all men in the area to provide a DNA sample after bite marks were found on the teenager's body.
Over 3,000 men were screened voluntarily, and after nine months, her killer Mark Dixie was brought to justice.
He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 34 years - one of the longest minimum terms imposed on a single murderer.
Sally's mother Linda has since called for a National DNA register, and says without the DNA samples, Dixie may never have been caught.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm
Ashes hero touches down at Heathrow
England's Ashes hero Alastair Cook has arrived back in the country.
The batsmen was named man of the series as England won in Australia for the first time in 24 years.
Speaking to reporters on his arrival the modest batsmen says he's still letting it all sink in. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Harlequins win London derby
In Rugby Union Premiership action yesterday Harlequins came out on top in the London derby with a 17-10 victory over Wasps.
Leicester are six points clear at the top of the table after their 27-16 win against second placed Northampton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 am
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