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Saturday, 9 April 2011
Woman injured in Wallington flats explosion
A pregnant woman holding a baby was among neighbours who fled a burning block of flats after an explosion in Wallington in the early hours of this morning.
The suspected gas explosion happened in Morton Close at approximately 12.40am, leaving one woman in a critical condition in hospital.
The woman, believed to be in her 30s, suffered serious burns when her top floor flat blew off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm
Police are currently treating the explosion as unexplained and are still investigating.
Friday, 8 April 2011
Man jailed for hoax bomb scare
A man who triggered a bomb scare on an airliner heading to Heathrow from Abu Dhabi has been jailed for three years.
38 year-old James Glen told a flight attendant that another passenger had a gun and had threatened to blow himself up.
RAF Typhoons were called in to escort the plane, which was redirected to Stansted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Stolen piglets found
Two micro piglets stolen from an address in Surrey have been found by police.
The animals which are 7 weeks old were discovered in the Trumps Green area of Virginia Water.
A 48 year old man from Egham has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and released on bail.
5 more piglets are still missing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm
Wimbledon police station open day
Wimbledon Police Station will be open to the public on Sunday.
The open day starting at 12pm until 4 is to encourage residents to meet their local police team.
Free entry includes a tour of the cells and displays of police vehicles and equipment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm
New Clapham Junction walk-in centre
A new walk-in health care centre has opened in the heart of Clapham Junction.
It's located in the arches at the busy railway station and houses a waiting area and eight clinical rooms.
Medical staff at the centre are available to treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week.
Patients do not have to be registered at the centre to receive treatment and there is no need to make an appointment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm
Meeting to keep Stoneleigh library open
A meeting is being held at Stoneleigh library this afternoon in a bid to staff it with volunteers.
Its after Surrey County Council announced the library would be losing its funding.
Local residents have been acting to get together a group of volunteers to run it.
Fears of its closure has sparked a petition of 240 signatures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm
Telephone scam in Kingston
There are fresh reports of a telephone scam taking place throughout Kingston.
A number of residents claim to have been contacted from a bogus “Council Tax Department”.
People are then told they are entitled to a refund on their council tax due to a change in the rate of tax.
Kingston Council is urging people not to give bank account details over the phone or their date of birth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Hampton Wick residents to get a shock
A new electricity cable costing £720,000 is being installed under the Thames.
Machines will bore a hole for it under the river at Hampton Wick.
It will carry 33,000 volts.
The work starts in May and will take 5 months to complete.
It’s part of a £360 million scheme to improve electricity distribution across London and the South East of England.
UK Power Networks is running a drop-in session to discuss the work on Monday April 11th at Teddington Sports Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm
Police appeal after an assault
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in an apparent homophobic attack on Clapham Common.
The 42-year-old victim, who had his nose broken, was attacked by three black men just before midnight on Sunday.
The suspects are believed to be between the ages of 18-21, around 5 foot 7 tall and were wearing hooded tops and jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm
Residents say no to super sewer
Fulham residents have said no to a new super sewer, and the message came back loud and clear last night.
350 Residents packed Hurlingham and Chelsea School yesterday to hear how Thames Water want to use land next to Carnwath Road over 7 years to construct a super sewer.
All of them had a show of hands against the plan; with 13,000 Hurlingham club members also opposing it.
Thousands of new homes and jobs are under threat if the project goes ahead.
Issues raised include the smell it will create, the 3.6 billion pound cost which has doubled over 9 years and the lack of public consultation.
Thames Water say they need the 20 mile long tunnel to increase the capacity of the current outdated system.
They will make a final decision on whether the work will go ahead after a consultation in the autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm
Mark Hughes to hold Pantsil talks
Fulham defender John Pantsil has said he wants to leave the club.
The 29 year-old has only made 16 appearances for the Cottagers this season.
The Ghanaian international is out of contract this summer and boss Mark Hughes says he’ll speak to him about staying.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Mark Hughes looks to Holland for new players
Fulham could be going Dutch in the transfer window this summer.
According to reports in Holland, they’re looking at midfielder Kevin Strootman.
The 21 year-old plays for FC Utrecht, and recently won his first cap for the national team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am
Man due in court over Addlestone murder
A 22-year-old man has been charged with the murder of John Gerrard Dowling in Addlestone.
Shane Walker will appear before magistrates this morning.
The body of 53 year old Dowling was found at his home on Abell Court, Brighton Road in February.
He’d sustained multiple injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
Trial for the man who was kicked by Eric Cantona
A Crystal Palace fan who was kicked by Eric Cantona has denied attacking the manager of a boys football team.
Matthew Simmons, from Thornton Heath, is accused of throwing a ‘flurry of punches’ at coach Stuart Cooper.
It’s thought the attack was prompted after Simmons' son was allegedly left out of the team after Cooper found out about the Cantona incident.
The trial at Kingston Crown Court will resume today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Watch out wine fans in Surrey
Hundreds of fake bottles of Australian wine Jacob's Creek have been seized by trading standards officers in England and Wales.
More than 80 bottles of the imitation Jacob's Creek have been found in off-licences in Sussex.
More have been seized in Surrey, London, Reading, and Cardiff.
The fake £10 wine is believed to be from China and is being sold to independent off-licences and shops for as little as £2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
A warning for shops selling alcohol to children
Four shops across Wandsworth caught selling alcohol to children have been given final warnings and told they will lose their drinks licences if it happens again.
Sales staff in the stores were also fined after being caught in a trading standards led clampdown on under-age drinking.
One shop - Best One – in Lavender Hill in Battersea, had its licence temporarily suspended for selling a 13-year-old boy a bottle of alcohol..
Other shops fined include the Kings Grocery store in Roehampton, Hudsons store in Putney's Riverside Quarter and the Best One store in Fairfield Street in Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Kingston Primary School places announced
95 percent of Kingston parents will be offered a place at one of their preferred primary schools for this September.
Kingston council received over eighteen hundred applications for parents living in the Royal Borough with eighty percent receiving their first preference.
23 pupils are currently without an offer of a school place.
Councillor Liz Green said the pressure on school paces in proportionally higher in London.
Labels: Schooling in Kingston
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm
More runways needed in South East..?
The decision to rule out new airport runways in the south-east could damage the UK’s ‘international competitiveness’.
That’s the criticism coming from John McEwan - chairman of travel body Abta.
The government scrapped plans for a third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow last May.
But speaking at a travel conference in London, Mr McEwan warned that rejecting airport expansion was “unacceptable”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm
It's claimed Londoners and Scots are the UK's most generous givers to charity.
A survey suggests they donated more than double the amount of money people in the East of England and South West gave last year.
Those in the capital were the most generous - giving on average 367 pounds.
People in Scotland donated 227 pounds on average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm
Police given more time to question murder suspect
Police have been given more time to question a man in connection with a murder inquiry in Addlestone.
56 year old John Dowling was found dead at his home in Abell Court, Brighton Road in February.
A post mortem showed he had multiple injuries.
A 22 year old man's currently being questioned at Guildford police station on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am
Man dies after collision at Surbiton station
A man has died after being hit by a train at Surbiton station.
Police are treating the incident, which happened just after 9.30 this morning, as non-suspicious.
The station has now re-opened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Richmond Theatre manager to pound the streets for charity
The London Marathon is one of the great British sporting events, combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising in one race.
This year’s marathon takes place on Sunday 17th April and Richmond Theatre’s Box Office Manager Rowan Peters is set to join the ever-swelling ranks of runners.
Rowan, who lives and works in Richmond, is running to raise funds for two charities that are close to his heart: “The Youth Sport Trust' and the 'Something To Say' group at Richmond Theatre, and all monies raised will be split equally between the two good causes.
To pledge your support, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm
Big drugs haul discovered at Heathrow
Police at Heathrow have seized drugs with a street value of 1.4 million pounds.
Cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines were discovered in wrapped packages inside 2 suitcases that had come off a flight from Amsterdam.
A 47 year old man has been charged with attempting to import controlled drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
G20 death inquest
The police officer who pushed Ian Tomlinson to the ground at the G20 protests minutes before he died says he felt "frightened and confused."
PC Simon Harwood, from Carshalton, told the inquest into the newspaper seller's death he had to "recompose myself" after several confrontations with protesters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Journalists being questioned over phone hacking
Police have arrested two journalists in South West London as part of the investigation into the phone hacking scandal.
Ian Edmondson, former news editor at the News of the World, is being questioned at Wimbledon station.
While chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck is being questioned at Kingston station.
It comes as actress Sienna Miller has won a high court order to get vodaphone to release records that may help her in her case against the newspaper.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm
Man dies in car accident on A3
Part of the A3 was closed for over 8 hours today after a driver hit a tree at Burpham.
Emergency teams were called to the Southbound stretch just after 2am.
They found a car in amongst trees by the side of the A3. The male driver was declared dead at the scene.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
Olympics could strain Surrey Police
The Olympics could put a "serious strain" on Surrey Police.
That's according to the chairman of its police authority.
Peter Williams says the government has reduced the security funding from 600 million pounds to 475 million.
Surrey will host the cycle road races and the cycle time trials.
Mr Williams says the Surrey based events "will require road closures which will place heavy demands on the police".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Royal dental x-rays withdrawn from auction
Dental X-rays of the Queen's family have been withdrawn from auction.
It's at the request of the Royal Household.
The images of Elizabeth II's teeth, together with those of her mother and father were taken in the forties.
The X-rays were found in a house in Leatherhead and were due to go under the hammer tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm
Police appeal for missing man from New Malden
Police are appealing for help finding a man who went missing in New Malden.
39 year old Lee Tandy was last seen at New Malden train station at around 9.30am on Saturday 26 March.
He is white, slim with brown eyes and approximately 6 foot.
Police believe he has left the area and could be in Liverpool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
Appeals after fire in Ashford
Police are appealing for information after a fire at a block of flats in Ashford.
The blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning on London Road.
26 people residents were evacuated and taken for shelter at a nearby store.
A man was injured after jumping from a first floor window.
A 16 year old boy from Ashford has been arrested on suspicion of arson and is being quizzed by detectives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm
Man arrested in connection with Addlestone murder
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of John Dowling in Addlestone.
The 56 year old’s body was found at his home on Abell Court on Brighton Road in February.
A post mortem revealed he died from multiple injuries.
The 22-year-old suspect was arrested in Addlestone this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am
Police search for missing man
Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing 53-year-old man.
Martin Barron was last seen in Ilford on Saturday afternoon – and has been known to frequent Kings Cross and Heathrow Airport.
Mr Barron is white, around 5 foot 2, and has several tattoos including a red rose and the name ‘Robbie’ on his left arm.
Those searching for him are particularly concerned as he suffers from dementia and epilepsy and has not got any medication with him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am
Quins player banned for 2 weeks
Harlequins Joe Marler has been banned for two weeks after being sent off for punching and headbutting an opponent.
Leicester’s Marcos Ayerza was also banned for the same period for his part in the fight – which broke out during the game at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am
Monday, 4 April 2011
Surbiton fire victim named by friends
The man who died after fire devastated his flat in Surbiton last week, has been named as Kevin Julian Hall.
The 57-year-old was found dead in the council flat in St Andrew’s Road, above a charity shop, on Friday morning after a minor explosion.
Flower tributes were laid this morning at the entrance to the premises.
An investigation is underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 pm
Boyband turns the air blue
Eurovision hopefuls Blue have lived up to their name - by stripping for a nude photoshoot.
But the band members say they didn't let it all hang out in the shoot for Attitude magazine ahead of next month's song contest.
The group have reunited to compete as the UK entry with new single "I Can".
Stay tuned to Jackie to hear exclusive plays of the UK entry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 pm
Inquest family leave the dock after police officer takes the stand
The police officer who pushed Ian Tomlinson to the ground during the G20 protests, has told an inquest he wants to help the newspaper seller's family.
Mr Tomlinson collapsed and died in London in 2009.
Pc Simon Harwood from Carshalton said that at one point in the afternoon he had feared for his own life when a hostile crowd turned on him.
Mr Tomlinson's family briefly walked out of the hearing as the officer answered questions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 pm
Charge in Southall Investigation
An 18 year old man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, after a 5 year old girl and a man were shot in a shop in south London.
It happened in Stockwell last Tuesday.
Kazeem Kolawole is due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
A second man - 19 year old Anthony McCalla - has been remanded in custody charged over the double shooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm
Hampton Court fire remembered
Friday marked the 25th anniversary of the Hampton Court Palace fire.
It was an elderly recipient of one of the grace and favour apartments who accidentally started the blaze, which spread to the King's Apartments in 1986.
120 fire fighters battled the fire which raged on for five hours.
The damage led to a new programme of restoration work which was only completed four years later in 1990.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm
Clapham teacher to take on marathon mission
A teacher from Clapham is to run the Paris Marathon this weekend to raise money for the Myles Memorial Trust.
Vicky Tampin will complete the 42 KM route in memory of her friend and to raise awareness of the newly founded charity.
23 year old Myles, pictured, was found dead at the bottom of a cliff near Wengen in December 2009 while on a family ski trip.
His family said it was not known how he reached the top of the Monchsblick cliff "in icy and dangerous conditions".
Westminster Coroner Dr Paul Knapman recorded an open verdict at the inquest last month.
The primary aim of the Trust, set up by his family, is to ensure that by 2015, children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
The Trust will do this by supporting charities which facilitate young British people to travel overseas to either teach children or to help to develop educational facilities in the poorest of developing countries.
Volunteers will receive full or partial funding for their overseas assignment through ‘Myles Robinson Bursaries’
To support Vicky and donate to the Trust, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm
Police target motorists at a Mitcham crossing
Police have today targetted a level crossing in Mitcham after more than a 100 people have been caught misusing it.
Officers were stationed at Mitcham Eastfields station trying to educate motorists and pedestrians on how to use it safely.
People have been seen crossing while red lights are flashing and barriers are lowering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
More police patrols in Tooting,Wandsworth and Battersea
Police patrols on Tooting Common, Wandsworth Common and Battersea Park are set to return after a 25 year absence.
Wandsworth Council will axe 22 park patrol jobs and deploy the officers under Boris Johnson’s “buy one, get one free scheme”.
That means for that every new policeman a borough pays for, the mayor will match the funding to recruit another.
The move will save £800,000 a year, and means the parks will be patrolled by real police officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm
Man jailed after rant at Heathrow
A man's been jailed for four months after his drunken behaviour caused a flight with 300 passengers on board to abort its take off from Heathrow.
59 year old Ronald Fowles from Dover pleaded guilty to being
drunk on board an aircraft.
The court heard that Fowles had consumed half a litre of
vodka before boarding the flight to Dubai.
While the plane was preparing for take off he became abusive
towards other passengers and staff and even claimed a bomb was on board.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
Three rugby stars face disciplinary panel
Three players who were sent off in rugby union's Premiership at the weekend will all appear before an RFU disciplinary panel later.
Harlequins' Joe Marler and Leicester's Marcos Ayerza both saw red during Saturday's ill-tempered game at the Twickenham Stoop.
Sale's Neil Briggs received two yellow cards in the Sharks' hefty loss at Northampton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
New Richmond card
If you want a cheaper parking space in Richmond, get a discount card now from the council.
It’s that or pay the full rate from June 10th onwards.
The Council wants people to snap up the “Richmond Card”, allowing them 30-minute free parking and discounts.
They’re also considering putting in more parking bays, at the expense of yellow lines
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
More time to consider changes to fire cover in Surrey
More time will be spent going through the public response to the proposed changes to the fire service in Surrey.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Authority's draft plan reduces night cover but provides more during the day.
A public consultation on the plan, designed to save nearly 3 million pounds over the next four years, ended last month.
The council said the recommendations would now be considered in June rather than April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
Petition starts against mast in Surbiton
Residents in Surbiton have started a petition against plans to build a mobile phone mast.
Vodafone and O2 have put an application in to the Royal Borough of Kingston to build the mast on Raeburn Avenue.
The plans are now up for public consultation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm
Tube trains undergo safety checks
Safety checks have been carried out on the entire fleet of trains on the Piccadilly line.
It's after a crowded train moved off last week with some doors still open.
Engineers say no problems have been reported on the 80 strong fleet which serves parts of West London including Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Bees suffer defeat against Carlisle United
Bees' fans went home in a low frame of mind after losing to Carlisle United at Wembley.
Brentford hit the post in the 56th minute and were reduced to ten men in the final five minutes.
Carlisle won the Paint Trophy 1-nil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm
Big day for the Bees as they head to North London
It's the Football League Trophy final at Wembley today.
Brentford take on Carlisle.
These fans gathered at the Bell on the Green earlier to cheer on their team.
As part of the pre-match celebrations last week, pupils at Hampton Hill Junior School were proudly treated to a visit by the Trophy and got to have their pictures taken with it.
Take a look at the official Bretford FC Website here and stay tuned to Jackie for the latest match reports throughout the afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm