Whitton High Street regeneration plans dashed Hopes to regenerate Whitton High Street have been dealt a blow as plans for a new Sainsbury's in the town have been rejected by Richmond Council.
The application proposed an art deco inspired building but councillors decided it was too overbearing for its surroundings and would cause a loss of privacy to nearby houses.
They added something in keeping with the 1930s style of the High Street would have been more appropriate.
Councillor Gareth Elliott who represents Whitton believes the town has been blighted by derelict buildings and this could have been a catalyst for change. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm
Olympic events in South West London
The Olympics are coming to South West London next year.
According to leaked documents from Elmbridge council, the cyclists time trial will start and finish a three lap circuit at Hampton Court on the 1st August 2012.
The course will take them along the Portsmouth Road to the Scilly Isles and then around through East and West Molesey.
The weekend before, in one of the first Olympic events, there'll be a 140 kilometre road race which will cross over Hampton Court Bridge, through parts of Elmbridge, Woking, Guilford before heading back through Oxshott and Esher.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 am
Surrey Police escort Jordan
Surrey police have been criticised for using a rolling road block on the M25 as they escorted Katie Price.
Although not known to be camera shy, the action was taken to protect Katie, also known as Jordan, from photographers.
A scrolling message in a police vehicle's rear window asked cars to hold back and the motorway was reportedly slowed to 50 miles an hour.
An official complaint has been made to Surrey Police, but they have backed their officer saying he did the right thing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 am
Friday, 4 February 2011
Rugby Union Six Nations Championship
The Rugby Union Six Nations Championship is set to kick off tonight.
Mp's under fire - again
Some MPs are still failing to comply with the rules on Parliamentary expenses.
New details published by the new independent body policing the system showed some MPs having claims rejected for falling foul of rules and red tape.
Among those embarrassed by having claims refused was Business Minister and Kingston MP Ed Davey who had a bill for a £115 for his constituency phone line rejected.
Former Home Secretary Jack Straw, whose claim for business rates was rejected because he also gave "insufficient evidence" to back it up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
Murder investigation underway in Brixton
A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was discovered at an address in Brixton Hill.
Police were called to Morrish Road in the early hours of this morning.
Police say they know the identity of the woman – but won't release her details until next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Man attacked in Weybridge
Police are investigating after a man was apparently stabbed on a night out in Weybridge.
Police say it's unclear at this stage how exactly the victim sustained the wound in his lower back in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He had been socialising with friends at Bar Noir when he was involved in a fight.
He didn't notice the wound until later when he was walking home in Byfleet.
Police want to speak to the man who he had an altercation with and also a taxi driver who gave him a lift.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm
Police make fresh appeal after Streatham murder
Police are re-appealing for information after a teenager was shot dead in Streatham four years ago today.
17 year old James Andre Smartt-Ford was gunned down at a disco at Streatham Ice Rink in 2007.
Police are offering a reward of up to £20,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the killer.
18 people have been arrested in connection with the murder – all have been released without charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am
Moss to be married?
It's reported that Croydon supermodel Kate Moss is engaged to her rock star boyfriend Jamie Hince.
According to The Sun - The Kills' guitarist proposed at their home in London this week, and the couple are set to get married in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am
Sentencing to take place over killing of Carshalton College student
Six men will be sentenced today after being found guilty of shooting dead a student from Carshalton College.
22-year old Ezra Mills, had tried to persuade the gang to stop firing shots around the Central Hill estate in Gipsy Hill.
He was gunned down with a pump action shotgun last March.
The six men found guilty yesterday include a 16 year old boy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am
Feltham MP backs West Ham's Olympic bid
MP for Feltham and Heston Alan Keen is backing West Ham United and Newham Council’s bid for the Olympic Stadium.
Mr Keen who is Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Football Group said their bid would create a multi-use stadium.
It would also guarantee the athletic legacy that was promised.
The rival bid put forward by Tottenham Hotspur would remove the running track and rebuild it into a football only stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 am
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Warning in Wandsworth
Confidence tricksters are targeting people in Wandsworth by using a telephone scam to try and steal money from their bank accounts.
That's the warning from town hall chiefs.
People are being called at home by fraudsters who are pretending to be either council tax or housing benefit officials.
These con-artists are using the promise of rebates to obtain personal bank details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm
New Fulham pair could make debuts
New Fulham loan signings Gael Kakuta and Eidur Gudjohnsen could make their first appearances for the club tonight against Newcastle.
But Nigerian midfielder Dickson Etuhu continues to struggle with a hamstring injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm
Concerns raised over train barrier safety
There are calls for improvements to level crossings in Surrey after barriers became damaged and failed to lower in Egham.
Last week engineers found a gate had been bent out of shape but the warning lights and sirens were still operating.
Last November a barrier failed to come down after part of it was dislodged.
Network Rail have apologised and reminded people to still stop at crossings when the lights are flashing – even if barriers don’t work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am
Coulsdon money launderer jailed
A man from Coulsdon’s been jailed for two and half years after being found guilty of money laundering.
Isleworth Crown Court heard Paul Campayne used two of his businesses to hide criminally tainted funds totalling £160,000.
Police are now in the process of trying to recover the money, after the 47-year-old was sentenced on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am
'Hollywood' music star moves to Croydon
Michael Buble has apparently bought himself a luxury 3 million pound house in Croydon.
The 35-year-old Grammy Award winner has reportedly bought his country pile in the exclusive Webb Estate in Purley.
It's thought the Canadian Crooner and his wife-to-be Luisana Lopilato will spend six months of the year at the house.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am
Richmond benefit claimant caught out
A man from Richmond has been fined after admitting conning the council out of nearly six and a half thousand of pounds.
Between 2008 and 2009 Romeo Pascual registered for benefit payments due to low household income.
But he failed to declare the full extent of his wife’s finances –she’d worked with the NHS since 1989.
He’s been landed with a £995 penalty and the council’s moving to recover the overpayments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Johnson may be back for Dons
AFC Wimbledon defender Brett Johnson could be included in the squad for tonight's clash at York.
It's the first time in five months he's up for selection after recovering from a serious knee injury.
Midfielder Sammy Moore and winger Rashid Yussuff both remain doubtful with knocks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm
Three stations lead the way on light
Woking, Putney and Twickenham are shining the way when it's come to illuminating railway stations.
All three are among a few in the UK to benefit from new intelligent lighting systems introduced by South West trains.
Sensors adjust the lights to maximise the use of natural light – the rail firm says they will be 60 % more energy efficient.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Kingston MP makes call
Kingston MP Ed Davey is calling for a ‘culture of responsible lending’.
That’s after the Government unveiled their Consumer Credit Directive.
It's aimed at protecting consumers by forcing companies to be more open when lending money.
It amends the current Consumer Credit Act – building on existing protections and rights for borrowers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm
BMI leaves Heathrow
Airline BMI is suspending daily flights between Glasgow and Heathrow.
BMI, who plan to stop operating the route in March, say domestic passenger charges make it ‘unsustainable’.
It’s thought the airline was losing up to £1million a month.
A spokesperson for Heathrow operator BAA has defended the charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm
Investigation underway in Twickenham
Police are investigating after a teenager was stabbed in Twickenham.
The 18 year old was chased into a graden by a group and attacked on Friday afternoon as he left Richmond College.
He suffered injuries to his arms and legs.
An anonymous caller rang 999 and the victim was taken to hospital where he was treated and has since been discharged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm
Police find teenager missing from Teddington
Police searching for a teenager missing from Teddington have found her this morning.
13 year old Kayleigh Pretty disappeared from a relative’s house last Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am
Cheam football fans walk for heroes
Cheam residents Chris Snelling and James Allchin have completed their 50 miles stadium walk for charity ‘Help For Heroes.’
The football fans began their walk yesterday morning at 6 o’clock at Selhurst Park, the home of Crystal Palace.
The walk covered 10 of the capital’s popular stadia including, Upton Park, the Emirates, White Hart Lane, Wembley, Craven Cottage and Stamford Bridge.
They finished at Stamford Bridge at 2:30 this morning.
Dale Neary and Aaron Way also took part in the walk but had to stop for medical reasons.
And you can still donate to the cause go to:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am
Monday, 31 January 2011
Pietersen - England tour schedule 'ridiculous'
Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen has labelled England’s schedule going into the World Cup ‘ridiculous’.
England leave for the tournament on the subcontinent just three days after their Australian tour ends.
They’ve been Down Under since October last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm
Hampton Court redevelopment plans approved
Plans to redevelop Hampton Court station and the Jolly Boatman in East Molesey have been approved.
The plans put forward by Elmbridge Council had been challenged at the High Court.
One of the complaints was that the Council hadn’t considered preserving the setting of Hampton Court Palace.
But Judge Mr Justice Ouseley ruled the Council had fulfilled their ‘duty’ to consider the Palace’s setting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Dalglish - Torres not for sale
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has re-iterated Fernando Torres is not for sale.
It's thought Chelsea may lodge an improved bid for the Spain international on transfer deadline day.
The current transfer window closes at 11 0’clock tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am
Union criticises Surrey job losses
Surrey County Council are to axe 650 jobs.
The decision has been criticised by Surrey County Unison.
They say that they’ll ‘defend their members jobs’ and are willing to support them if they decide to strike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am
Body found in River Thames at Shepperton
A body found in the River Thames yesterday is thought to be that of missing Professor Dr Rex Walford.
Dr Walford and his friend Keith Lowde fell from a boat that capsized on the river in Shepperton earlier this month.
The body of the 66-year-old was found shortly after, but police gave up looking for Dr Walford after an extensive search.
Police haven’t confirmed the identity of the body, which was found two miles away from Pharoah’s Island.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am
Kingstonian look to return to winning ways
Kingstonian will be hoping for win when they tackle Concorde Rangers at Kingsmeadow this evening in the Ryeman League.
The K’s have lost two of their last three games and have slipped to fourth in the table.
Kick-off is 7:45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 am
Brentford residents fight planned library closure
Brentford residents are stepping up the campaign to prevent the closure of their local library.
A read-in will be held at Brentford library on Saturday February 5th starting at midday.
Participants will read books aloud in the library.
Local broadcaster Anna Ford and local actress Susan Penhaligon will spearhead the read-in.
Hounslow council says a reduction in government revenue to local authorities has forced it to seriously consider closing the library.
Eight other branches in the borough also face closure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 am
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Richmond's students work to reduce carbon use
Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith is lending his support to a project which will see local teachers and students taking part in a challenge to reduce carbon footprints.
Race2Zero will see students compete using innovative ways to reduce their school’s carbon use.
The initiative is being hailed as a great educational project.
The top prize is a ‘green makeover’ worth 5000 pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am
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