Postal Unions in Kingston
Postal workers have gathered in Kingston to protest at changes to the way the Royal Mail is run.
Hundreds of workers have gathered in the Fairfields for a rally.
Union leaders have come to Kingston because the MP for the area is Ed Davey, the postal minister.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm
Top Designers for Walton Bridge
Designers of some world famous landmarks are bringing their expertise to a new bridge to span the Thames at Walton.
Epsom based Atkins built Burj Al Arab – the first seven star hotel in the world – and the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.
The new design will give better views of the river and incorporate more green space.
The current bridge, built in 1999, was intended to be temporary.
Preliminary work for the new structure begins at the end of this month, and is expected to be finished by 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am
FBU challenges Surrey fire response plans
The Fire Brigades Union wants Surrey County Council to stop misleading the public about proposals for fire crew response times.
The Council says their goal is to have a fire engine at an incident within 10 to 15 minutes 80 percent of the time.
But this doesn't specify how the time is measured. The County figures start the clock when the fire crew have been mobilised. The Union argues this adds minutes to the response time and misleads the public.
The County is currently undergoing a public consultation about plans for changes to the service which would save 2 point 7 million pounds over the next four years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 am
Lambeth raises parking permit charges
Parking permits used by small traders, doctors and teachers in Lambeth are set to go up by more than 700 percent.
The Council has told traders their £2.60 daily permit will change to £18.75 while permits for doctors on call will rise from £107 to £400.
Local businesses are concerned the charges may will drive out smaller traders, but the Lambeth says it thinks the charges are fair and proportionate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 am
Friday, 21 January 2011
Firefighters tackle big blaze in Croydon
About 40 firefighters are tackling a big blaze in Croydon.
Crews were called to a derelict building in Bishops Road just after 4.
There's no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm
No new strikers needed at Fulham
Their top scorer has only scored 5 goals this season, but Fulham boss Mark Hughes says he’s not looking to sign more strikers.
Three of their key strikers have picked up serious injuries this season.
But Bobby Zamora, Moussa Dembele and Andrew Johnson are returning to fitness.
Hughes says their return is important.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
Police name woman who died in the Bentall Centre
The woman who fell to her death from the top floor of the Bentall centre on Monday has been named.
Alexis Jane Sims suffered multiple injuries in the fall in the shopping centre.
The 45 year old mother from Hampton was spotted by passers by near the Virgin Active Club just minutes before.
Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm
Zamora back in about a month for Fulham.
Bobby Zamora has another week with the physio before he will be back in training.
Cottagers boss Mark Hughes says he hopes to have him playing in about a month.
The striker broke his leg against Wolves earlier in the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
Upgrade for passengers in Hounslow
Hounslow railway station has been transformed at the cost of over half a million pounds.
The station off Whitton Road has been relaunched to the surprise of commuters.
They found a redecorated ticket hall and new lighting.
There are 22 spaces in the car park plus one for the disabled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Murphy deal looks likely at Craven Cottage
Fulham boss Mark Hughes says Danny Murphy looks set to sign a new contract.
It's believed the midfielder will put pen to paper on a 12 month deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Physio wins court battle
The physio involved in rugby union's Bloodgate scandal has won his High Court battle over the decision to strike him off.
Steph Brennan was punished by the Health Professions Council.
It's after admitting a number of allegations in relation to a Harlequins player faking an injury during a European Cup game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
Two days two matches for Streatham Redskins
Streatham Redskins have a busy weekend ahead of them as they face two matches within 48 hours.
On Sunday they go to Swindon and tomorrow the Skins have a tough home game against Chelmsford Chieftains looking for their first win over them this season.
Head coach Barry Spours expects them to improve their poor record against them on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
Nanny appears in court again
A nanny has made a second court appearance charged with trying to poison Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold by lacing her food with screen wash.
33 year old Allison Cox is accused of three counts of administering poison with intent to annoy.
She was hired by multi-millionaire lingerie tycoon to look after her child at her home in Surrey.
Ms Cox from East Grinstead, will next appear in court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am
Fulham boss takes on Surrey County Council
Mohamed al Fayed has vowed to take Surrey County Council to court if plans to extend a sand quarry on greenbelt land are successful.
He's warned he would "take them to hell" if the quarry near his family home in Oxted is used for mineral extraction.
The chairman of Fulham Football Club - who has lived near the proposed site for 40 years - claims the council failed to consult local residents properly about the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am
Injury problems for the Dons
AFC Wimbledon have a few injury doubts ahead of tomorrow's clash with Southport.
Danny Kedwell, Kirk Hudson and Ryan Jackson are all struggling with knocks.
The Dons are looking for their first win in 6 games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am
Surrey Council challenged over fire engine response standards
The Fire Brigades Union is urging Surrey County Council to set a response standard that really protects the public.
The union has challenged the County Council over the way it measures emergency response times.
In documents released to the public the Council states it aims to have one fire engine at an incident within 10 minutes and a second unit within 15 minutes.
But no mention is made of when that time is measured from.
FBU officials say national emergency response times are measured from the time a call for assistance is received.
It says Surrey’s proposed standard which does not start the clock until the fire engine has been mobilised is misleading to the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 am
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Woking man is remanded in custody
A 20-year-old man from Woking convicted of assaulting a pensioner has now been remanded in custody.
Luke Goodings from Horsell admitted the offence in which a 70-year-old man suffered injuries to his eye and shoulder in the assault in August.
Goodings has now been remanded in custody after breaching an ASBO condition after his conviction yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 pm
A mother from Putney blames midwives for her baby's death
A woman from Putney says overworked midwives were to blame for her baby’s death.
39 year old Katie Hammond’s daughter India died four days after her birth at the Chelsea and Westmintser Hospital in 2005.
Ms Hammond and her husband claim nurses became irritated when they complained their baby was unresponsive.
They say when India stopped breathing, it went unnoticed, as midwives were too busy.
The cause of India’s death was found to be encephalopathy – or a brain disorder.
The hospital’s director of midwifery has admitted the maternity unit was extremely busy and stressful at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:33 pm
Carshalton leisure centre is to get a face-lift
Sutton council has given the go ahead for the redevelopment of the Westcroft leisure centre in Carshalton.
The 10 million pound scheme will bring the 34 year old building up to date with modern needs.
A report identified leaky flat roofs, un-insulated walls and severe water penetration in places.
Westcroft is the biggest of the borough’s four leisure centres with 600,000 visitors annually.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm
Blues boss funds theatre run
Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich has paid for the first West End performances by a Russian theatre company in more than 20 years.
A nine-day season of three plays by Sovremennik starts tomorrow at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Chelsea FC's Russian owner offered to fund the run after a chance meeting with artistic director Galina Volchek.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm
Police investigate man's death in South Croydon
Investigation's are underway after a man died from burn injuries in a wood in South Croydon.
Police were called to bankside near Croham Woods yesterday.
Police say the man's death is unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm
Appeals after fatal crash in Epsom
A driver's died after his car left the road and hit a lampost in Epsom.
The victim a man in his 70's was pronouced dead at the scene.
The collision just before 10 this morning happened on Hook Road near to the site of the former St Ebba's hospital.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm
New intiative to tackle mental health discrimination
A new online Toolkit aimed at tackling mental health discrimination has been launched in the South East.
The Time to Change programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund has launched the Open Up initiative.
Currently, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue at least once in their lives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
Former soldier paddles round the UK
An ex military man from Roehampton is preparing to raise money for Help the Heroes.
Craig Wiffen is aiming to raise 1 million pounds for the cause by kayaking solo around the UK for 2 months from May.
The 27-year-old will paddle 10 hours a day from 7 in the morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am
Police investigate fatal crash in Isleworth
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the Great West Road in Isleworth.
A blue Citroen Saxo hit a lorry near Syon Lane on Tuesday evening.
The front seat passenger of the Saxo was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 63-year old lorry driver was arrested and later released on bail, awaiting further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am
Blues defender set to sign new deal
Jose Bosingwa is to stay at Chelsea until 2012.
The Blues will take up the option to extend the right-back's current deal by one year when it expires in the summer.
The 28-year-old moved to the Blues from Porto in a £16m deal in 2008.
Defender Branislav Ivanovic is also on the verge of signing a new four year contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Drink driving in Surrey drops
More than 6 and a half thousand drunk or drugged drivers were arrested during a national Christmas campaign.
The Association of Chief Police Officers says an average of 207 motorists were held every day in England and Wales.
Despite these high figures, results from Surrey are positive.
Between December 1st 2010 and January 1st 2011 just over 1000 roadside breath-tests were carried out.
Just under 4 and a half percent were over the limit. This is an improvement on the six percent recorded last Christmas.
A positive drop was also seen in the under-25 category, which recorded a 50 percent reduction in the number of drink-drivers compared to 2008.
Surrey Police and Surrey County Council continue to issue the message: Drinking & Driving Shatters Lives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Rednapp is concerned for the blues
Jamie Redknapp is worried for Chelsea and their owner.
The ex -footballer says he fears Abramovich may leave the club due to transfer inactivity.
The Oxshott pundit says he’s surprised they didn’t sign Steven Pienaar and the club is crying out for new blood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm
Surrey CC leader sets out his plan
Surrey County Council's leader has outlined his priorities for the first 100 days of the year.
Dr Andrew Povey says he’ll try and ensure millions of pounds are invested into road improvements and safety.
Other targets include a move to freeze Surrey’s council tax for next year.
He also plans to grasp opportunities for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and to support local volunteers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Woking man convicted of assault
A 20-year-old man from Woking has pleaded guilty to assaulting a pensioner.
Luke Goodings from Horsell admitted the offence in which a 70-year-old man suffered injuries to his eye and shoulder in the assault in August.
Goodings is on bail and is due to appear again in court again next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
Drugs raid in Ashford
Police have made four arrests after the discovery of a cannabis factory in Ashford.
Officers raided the home in Adelaide Road yesterday following reports of suspicious activity.
3 men in their 20’s and a teenager were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and remain in custody.
Around 250 of the plants were found at the property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
Could be a boost for Fulham soon
Fulham’s Bobby Zamora and Phillipe Senderos are on course for a comeback in February.
Zamora broke his ankle against Wolves in September whilst Senderos ruptured an achilles on international duty.
Mark Hughes says it’s a number of weeks before they come back but both look good in training.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am
Health bosses in Surrey still struggle with money
Surrey NHS trust says it’s still battling a multi million pound deficit.
That’s despite the fact it stopped IVF procedures, acupuncture and epidural treatments last year in a bid to save money.
A board meeting on Friday revealed the trust will still be 19 million pounds in debt by the end of March.
However bosses say that is down a significant amount on the 35 million pound shortfall it originally started with.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am
Police trace missing teenager
A girl who went missing from her home in South West London has been found.
13 year Kayleigh Pretty from Hampton disappeared in Isleworth on Friday.
Police say she was located in Twickenham and is safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am
Pool decision in Banstead deferred
A final decision to scrap plans for a swimming pool at a new leisure centre in Banstead has been put back.
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council had said it could no longer afford it when the centre is rebuilt.
But after almost 2,000 people signed a petition against the proposal, the council has agreed to look again at options for the site.
A final decision will be made in the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am
Boris Johnson to look after Royal Parks
London's Mayor has been given control of London's Royal parks.
The 8 areas include Bushy and Richmond Park.
London Assembly member Tony Arbour has welcomed the decision.
He says instead of them being managed by a remote government department they'll now be run by a democratically elected mayor with a board including local people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Police try to trace missing Hampton teenager
Officers are making an appeal to find a girl missing in South West London.
Kayleigh Pretty from Hampton was last seen outside Tesco’s in Mogden Lane in Isleworth on Friday.
The 13-year-old is white, slim and short and has long dark hair normally worn as a ponytail.
At the time of her disappearance she was wearing her black school uniform and probably wore a dark green jacket.
Police believe she has links to the Wandsworth area but could be anywhere in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
GlaxoSmithKline faces large legal expenses
Brentford based drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline has been hit with a legal bill of over 2 billion pounds.
It's in relation to lawsuits filed by people who've taken controversial diabetes drug Avandia.
There are claims it harms the health of patients, including increasing their risk of heart disease.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm
Fatal crash in Brentford
A man's been killed and two others injured in a road crash in Brentford.
The accident happened just after 9 on Syon Lane.
Investigation's are underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm
Warning to homeowners in Sutton
Sutton Police are warning residents to take care of their keys after a spate of thefts in the area during the past week.
A number of keys have been stolen through letterboxes, after they’ve been left in easy reach of thieves.
Two BMW’s have been stolen from Danescourt and Priory Crescent, while a VW Golf was taken from Morden Way.
Officers say anyone locking their doors overnight should put their keys in a secure cupboard or drawer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm
Stuart should be back for AFC tonight
AFC Wimbledon will be looking to get back to winning ways tonight.
Centre-back Jamie Stuart could return to face fellow promotion chasers Fleetwood Town.
He was cup-tied for the FA Trophy defeat by Woking.
Steven Gregory is a doubt for the second game in a row with a hamstring problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm
Could the K's boss be heading to Woking..?
Woking have parted company with their management team of Graham Baker and Jimmy Dack.
According to the club’s website the pair met with the board yesterday, saying they were unhappy with continuing.
The board have decided to suspend them until the matter has been resolved.
There’s some speculation Kingstonian manager Alan Dowson may make the move to the Kingfield Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
BOA boss hits Surrey
The boss of the British Olympic Association is visiting facilities in Surrey which will be used as 2012 training bases.
Antigua and Barbuda will use Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
BOA Chief Executive Andy Hunt will also be briefed on the economic impact of the London games on the South East.
Surrey businesses have won contracts worth 735 million pounds to supply the London games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
St Helier man fined after false claim
A man's been fined after falsely reporting he'd been assaulted by a member of staff at Tesco's in Sutton.
The 35 year old who lives in St Helier claimed he was pulled and punched.
CCTV footage revealed he was aggressive jabbing his finger and snarling at the securitry guard.
He was fined 80 pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
Police release picture of Epsom suspect
Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to in connection withb a sex attack in Epsom.
The suspect approached a 21 year woman and assaulted her along West Hill on New Year's Eve.
He's white, around 6 foot 2 and around 45.
Police say he looked gaunt – was wearing a dark padded jacket and flat cap.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am
Battersea school row intensifies
The row over the creation of a new secondary school in Battersea has intensified.
That’s after Wandsworth Council exchanged contracts to buy the former Bolingbrooke Hospital site with a group of parents.
Supporters of the school say it will open up a new, free state school to children from all backgrounds and abilities.
But critics, including the GMB Union, say ‘sharp elbowed middle classes’ will push out poorer pupils.
They plan to demonstrate against the plans tomorrow night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 am
Brentford keep Wembley hopes alive
Brentford are still dreaming of a trip to Wembley after the southern-section first leg final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
That’s after they drew 1-all with Exeter City at Griffin Park last night.
Jamie Cureton had put the visitors in front, before Gary Alexander’s second half equaliser.
The second and deciding leg is on February 8th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am
Body found on Mitcham Common
Police are carrying out tests on a decomposed body found on Mitcham Common.
It was discovered by a member of the public yesterday afternoon in undergrowth close to Red House Road.
The Met say the body had been there for some time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am
Monday, 17 January 2011
Police hunt Banstead carjacker
Police say a man who punched a woman in the head during a carjacking in Banstead should be ‘removed from the streets’.
The woman was dragged from her car and pushed to the ground in the attack last Tuesday.
Police believe the attack was ‘unplanned’ and may have been carried while they were trying to escape another offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm
McLaren confident ahead of new season
McLaren insist their new car won't suffer early-season teething problems.
It's despite the Woking team missing the first winter testing session for the new season.
The new car will be launched on February 4th , a day after the first official testing session ends in Spain.
It means McLaren have three chances to test its reliability before the opening grand prix in Bahrain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm
Thames water busy with calls
New figures show call-outs to Thames Water have almost doubled.
The firm received about 103,000 calls in December - compared to about 58,000 the year before.
About 80,000 inquiries were about burst mains on the company's network or frozen pipes in customers' homes.
The firm, which supplies homes in Surrey, London said the cold conditions led to a near four-fold increase in bursts and leaks on its network compared to normal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
Two taxi drivers robbed
Police have issued a warning to taxi drivers across Elmbridge after two robberies in a week.
Two men threatened and demanded money from a driver in West Molesey.
A similar offence also happened in Thames Ditton last week where the driver was threatened with a knife before being robbed.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the inquiry and bailed until a later date
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Cup football comes to Griffin Park tonight
Brentford are in Cup final action at Griffin Park tonight.
They face Exeter in the southern section first leg final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Nicky Forster’s pushing for a start after coming off the bench to equalise when the sides met in the league on Friday.
Defender Leon Legge is still out with a calf injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am
Fighting motorists bring Leatherhead Road to a standstill
Police are appealing for witnesses after two men got out of their cars and attacked each other on the Leatherhead Road.
Both of them stopped their cars by the junction with Grange Road, holding up traffic, while they exchanged punches.
A 41-year-old man, from Leatherhead and 46 year old have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of public order offences.
Officers would like to hear from anyone on the A24 at around 10.30am last Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am
Help for Heroes fundraisers take a walk
A group of friends are taking a leaf out of cricket legend Sir Ian Botham’s book – to help raise money for Help for Heroes.
Like the famous fundraiser they’re taking a walk – 50 miles around London’s famous football grounds.
On January 31st they’ll set off from Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park and finish at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge after 18 hours.
James Allchin and Chris Snelling, who are both from Cheam, Aaron Way, from Tolworth, and Dayle Neary, from Morden, came into Jackie’s studios to tell us about their walk.
And to make a donation visit bmycharity.com/StadiumWalk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am
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