Woman caught out using disabled parking permit
A woman from Roehampton has narrowly avoided a prison sentence after concocting a tissue of lies to try and cover up her fraudulent use of a disabled person’s parking permit.
45 year old Cheryl Daley was caught red-handed by fraud investigators using a forged copy of a blue badge while shopping in Tooting.
The investigators spotted her parking her car in a disabled parking bay and then walking without any difficulty to nearby shops.
When she was interviewed she claimed that she'd found the permit lying on a pavement and insisted her decision to use it on the shopping trip was due to "a moment of madness".
But her story fell apart when the investigators began looking into her claims.
She was sentenced to 80 hours unpaid community service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm
England name team to take on Scotland at Twickenham
Fit-again flanker Tom Croft has been named on the bench for England's Six Nations clash with Scotland on Sunday at Twickenham.
He missed the opening three games, but takes over from Hendre Fourie among the replacements.
The one change to the starting line-up sees Alex Corbisiero at loose-head prop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm
Kingston jewellery thieves sentenced
Three men have been sentenced to a combined total of 13 years in prison after being found guilty of a smash and grab robbery in Kingston.
James Smith and Robert O’Connor were each sentenced to 3 years and six months after pleading guilty.
32 year old Rocky Goldsmith was given six years after pleading not guilty at Kingston Crown Court.
Six men wearing crash helmets broke into Fraser Hart’s jewellers in the Bentall Centre last August.
Sixty-thousand pounds worth of jewels were taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am
Jobs set to go at Wandsworth Council
Wandsworth Council have unveiled plans to cut their spending by £55 million over the next four years.
Two hundred jobs will go – mainly clerical and administrative staff.
Other savings include selling off the Professional Centre in Franciscan Road and sharing services with Hammersmith & Fulham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am
Thornton Heath man jailed over Olympic fraud
A man's been jailed for three years for conning money out of elite athletes preparing for next year's Olympics.
Croydon Crown Court heard how Mark Castley promised them lucrative sponsorship contracts in the build up to London 2012.
He claimed that in return for an initial 500 pound fee he could arrange for them to link up with suitable companies.
Castley, from Thornton Heath, was convicted of two charges and admitted a further seven.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am
Thursday, 10 March 2011
London's Mayor pays Twickenham a visit
Keeping Richmond and Twickenham graffiti free.
Boris Johnson launched a phone app today that will allow people to alert the council to vandalism including fly tipping and graffiti.
You’ll be able to take a photo, upload it and tell the authorities, who will then act.
The Mayor of London told Jackie News the system will have lots of benefits. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm
Man arrested after stand off at Heathrow
Heathrow's Terminal 5 has been evacuated after a stand off between armed police and a man threatening to blow himself up.
The man, who is thought to be British has now been apprehended.
It's believed he didn't have anything on him.
Terminal 5 has now reopened, but some of the roads surrounding the airport remain closed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Council Tax frozen again in Wandsworth
Wandsworth council has frozen council tax for the fourth successive year.
It means residents continue to pay the lowest rate in the country.
The Mayor of London has also frozen his share of the bill this year which means the cost for the average Band D property will again be £687.
The London average is £1,308.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am
Police search Thames at Wandsworth
Police divers have searched the River Thames in Wandsworth in connection with a shooting outside the prison.
A tip-off led police to believe the gun used to shoot Darcy Austin-Bruce in May 2009 was dumped there.
The 20-year-old was shot several times in a suspected gangland killing after going to visit an inmate.
Police say they’re carrying out ‘ongoing’ inquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am
Woking News and Mail is axed
The Guardian Media Group is to close the Woking News and Mail and Review, its last remaining local newspaper.
The move comes after the media group failed to find a buyer for the publication.
So far its understood that only 9 journalists are affected by the closure.
The first edition was printed in 1933 with the last being produced for next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am
Lewis concerned over new McLaren
Lewis Hamilton has echoed team-mate Jenson Button's worries over the new McLaren car.
The Woking based driver says its far from ready to mount a title challenge.
The new car has had a number of problems, including at this week's final pre-season testing in Barcelona.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am
Six people wanted by police after Chelsea violence
Police have released images of six people they want to talk to after violence at a Chelsea FA Cup match.
Clashes broke out before and after the game with Cardiff City on the Fulham and Kings Road in February last year.
Over 300 people are thought to have been involved in the violence – which left a number of police injured.
Wrong amount of snow at Heathrow
Heathrow's contingency plan for bad weather failed in December due to the wrong amount of snow.
Colin Matthews - who's Chief Executive of BAA - confessed to MPs on the House of
Commons Transport Committee that Heathrow had planned for only 6 centimetres of snowfall.
He apologised for the disruption to passengers and airlines which saw Christmas travel at Heathrow come to almost a complete halt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm
Money available from Pinewood Shepperton
Small British films can now apply for funding from Pinewood Shepperton Studios.
The home of James Bond and Harry Potter has announced plans to invest up to a 20 percent stake in films with production budgets of around 2 million pounds.
It intends to buy into about four films each year.
They've announced pre-tax profits of 5-point-8 million pounds, up 31 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
QPR team news
QPR are assessing injury-plagued defender Fitz Hall ahead of tonight's clash with Millwall.
He limped off during their win against Leicester.
Tommy Smith is fit after a hamstring problem and could start.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am
Investigation after Kingston crash
Police are to launch an investigation into this morning’s multi vehicle accident in Kingston.
Two people were taken to hospital following the pile up outside Lidl just before 10am.
Six cars were involved in the accident in total.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am
Four in court charged with murder
Four teenagers are due to go on trial today accused of the murder of a 15-year-old outside a school in West Norwood.
Zac Olumegbon was stabbed to death outside Park Campus School last July.
Two 17 year olds, a 16 and 15 year old will appear at the Old Bailey.
All deny the charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am
Waste decision in Shepperton put back
A decision on a controversial plan to extend a waste and recycling plant in Shepperton has been postponed for a second time.
Surrey County Council had been due to meet on today to discuss the plans.
The facility would be used to heat waste to produce gas for energy and process about 60,000 tonnes of household waste every year.
A council says it wants further time to question the developer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am
19 year old motorcyclist dies in Ewell
A man has died after a road collision in Ewell last night.
A 19-year-old motorcyclist became trapped under a car on Chessington Road just before 10 o’clock.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am
Man to appear in court over Streatham Hill murder
A hotel worker will appear in court today charged with the murder of a man in Streatham Hill.
34 year old Soloman Sarfo was found suffering fatal stab wounds at his home in Tilson gardens last Sunday night.
25 year old Jamie Rickerby, of Balham High Road, will appear at the Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am
Monday, 7 March 2011
Chelsea's Cech title talk
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says they haven't given up hope of winning the Premier League title.
The Blues are 12 points behind leaders Manchester United but have two games in hand and still to play United at Old Trafford.
Cech says you can see teams dropping points so we will definitely have a go and try to retain the title.
The Blues are away at Blackpool tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm
Wimbledon tennis in 3D
It's been revealed Wimbledon is set to broadcast in 3D this year.
The All England club is to show both finals and other key matches in the format at cinemas across the world.
The club is also in discussions with broadcasters to show matches in 3D on sitting room TV's.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm
Surrey could appoint new boss
Chief executive of Somerset Cricket Club Richard Gould is set to leave his post and take up the same role at Surrey.
Gould, a former army officer who studied at Harvard looks likely to replace Paul Sheldon who is standing down after 15 seasons at The Oval.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm
Roads signs change in Surrey
Plastic roads signs are to be installed in parts of Surrey to deter thieves.
Aluminum signs including street names and chevrons have been vanishing from the roadside at an alarming rate.
Also recently about 40 metal manhole covers have been stolen for their scrap metal value.
Now 16 new polycarbonate plastic signs will be installed which have no sell on value in a bid to stop the problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm
Luiz should play tonight for Chelsea
Chelsea defender David Luiz should be fit for tonight's game at Blackpool despite suffering a hamstring problem against Manchester United.
Blackpool are without suspended duo DJ Campbell and Charlie Adam.
The game kicks off at 8pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Ramprakash signs new Surrey deal
Surrey batsman Mark Ramprakash has signed a new contract.
The deal will keep him at The Oval until 2012.
The 41-year-old has scored just over 15 thousand first-class runs since joining Surrey from Middlesex in 2001.
Ramprakash is one of only 25 players in the history of the game to have scored 100 first-class hundreds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm
Search called off for missing Surrey woman
A sea search has been called off for a diver from Surrey who went missing off the Dorset coast.
The 45-year-old became separated from her "buddy" while they were looking for scallops in Weymouth Bay on Saturday.
The woman had been diving from a local boat when she failed to return to the surface.
The case is being investigated by Dorset Police as a missing person inquiry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm
Man jailed for murder in Tooting
A man who fled abroad after the murder of two brothers in Tooting has been jailed for life.
Imran Islam is the third person to be found guilty of killing Southfields recruitment consultant Hayder Ali.
He fled to Pakistan after the murder in 2006 – but was arrested on his return to Britain last year.
No one has been convicted of killing Hayder’s older brother Mohammed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Crane Park Campaigners Carry On
Whitton’s Crane Park campaigners won’t go away. The group of residents opposed to the construction of a playground are now calling for a fresh protest meeting in the park next Sunday. This latest move was sparked when building started on the controversial project. Lead campaigner Clare Rosato says she was gob-smacked when she saw that work had got underway - despite the protest. Residents claim a playground near Shot Tower is not needed as there are already 3 nearby. They also believe it will be a target for vandals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm
Female diver from Surrey missing
A search has resumed for a female diver from Surrey who went missing during a trip off the south coast.
She went missing in Dorset's Weymouth Bay Saturday afternoon when she became separated from her "buddy" diver.
The Portland Coastguard helicopter and a number of boats began an immediate search but it was called off for the night.
The woman had been diving from a boat on the Adamant Shoal, near the Lulworth Banks, when she disappeared.
Dorset Police are investigating and treating the case as a missing person inquiry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm
Man rescued from flat fire in Sutton
The blaze broke out just before 10 o'clock last night at the block on Bushey Road.
It's thought the fire started in one of the bedrooms in the first floor property.
Fire fighters spent over two hours battling the blaze at the block where all the residents were evacuated, while the male resident was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
A spokesman for the Sutton brigade told us about 20 per cent of the flat was damaged by fire, and there was also extensive smoke damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
Thames Ditton joins World Book Night launch
One million books have been given away in the UK and Ireland to mark the inaugural World Book Night.
They have been distributed at venues including homeless centres, pubs and hospitals in a bid to boost reading.
Some 20 thousand people were asked to pick their favourite from 25 titles and were then given 48 copies to pass on to friends.
Copies of ‘Agent Zig Zag’ by Ben Macintyre were given away at the George and Dragon pub in Thames Ditton last night.
One of the recipients was Fulham scout and academy coach Kit Symons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am
Former Feltham student strikes gold in Paris
British runner Mo Farah has won the 3-thousand metres at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Paris.
The former Feltham Community College student retained the title he won in 2009.
His winning time was seven minutes and 53 seconds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 am
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