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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Police in Wandsworth urge pub and bar vigilance
Visitors to pubs and bars across Wandsworth are being reminded of the need to remain vigilant and keep their bags, phones and other valuables safe.

It follows a spate of thefts in the area.

Thieves have been stealing bags that have been left hanging on chairs or hidden under tables around Clapham and Putney town centres.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 pm  

Protesters march against death of Smiley Culture
A march through south west London in protest at the death of reggae artist Smiley Culture has ended peacefully.

As many as 600 protesters walked from Wandsworth Road to Scotland Yard demanding “justice” for the 48 year old, who died last month while police were searching his home.

The reggae star, real name David Emmanuel, grew up in Tulse Hill and died of a single stab wound to the heart on March 15.

An inquest heard that the 80s reggae star, real name David Emmanuel, stabbed himself in the chest but his family dispute the verdict.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm  

Friday, 15 April 2011

Moth pest warning across West London
People across Hounslow, Fulham and Richmond have been warned about a moth pest caterpillar infestation.

The forestry commission says that getting rid of the insects is impractical, and its policy is to contain it within those boroughs.

The caterpillars are a health hazard as they can cause skin rashes as well as eye and throat irritation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Man sentenced for sex offences
A children’s entertainer who used social networking websites to groom young boys has been sentenced to a three-year Community Rehabilitation Order.

22 year Jason Gaunt From Walsall would befriend young people who were on holiday at the sites and then contact them through Facebook.

Gaunt pleaded guilty to 19 charges involving three boys under the age of 16 at Guildford Crown Court after an investigation by Surrey police.

He's also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

Mayor of Richmond announced
Clare Head will be the next Mayor of Richmond.

She has been a member of the council since 2002.

She was nominated to be the 46th mayor by Lord True and is also the chairman of the friends of Radnor Gardens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

Drug crime arrests in Surrey
Fifteen people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs after police raids across Surrey.

More than 100 police officers took part in dawn raids at 11 addresses in Ashford, Stanwell and Staines.

Addresses in Elmbridge and South-West London were also targeted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Underground five year pay deal to be rejected
Rail unions look set to reject a five-year pay deal by London Underground.

Tube bosses have offered staff a 4 percent pay rise in the first year followed by inflation plus nought-point-25 percent in subsequent years.

RMT leader Bob Crow described the offer as "disappointing."

The Transport Salaried Staffs Association says they're looking for a one-year deal which keeps its members ahead of inflation, which is currently 5-point-3 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Police make arrest for piglet thefts in Surrey
A woman's been arrested on suspicion of burglary following the theft of nine micro-piglets from a property in Surrey.

The animals were taken from an address in Capel in March after the owner had advertised them for sale.

Four have since been recovered from properties in Shepperton and Virginia Water and reunited with their owner.

Surrey Police said a 22-year-old woman from Staines was arrested in Egham on Wednesday and released on bail until June.

A 48-year-old man from Egham had previously held on suspicion of handling stolen goods.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Man shot dead in Clapham
Details of the man who died following a shooting in Clapham have been
revealed.

The deceased man is 21 year old Isaiah Bovell.

A post mortem will take place later today and detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police were called yesterday following reports of a man shot near to Plummer Road, off Poynders Road.

Two people are being questioned at police stations in South London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Kingston University to charge £9,000
Kingston University have announced that they will be charging the full 9-thousand pound tuition fee for some courses.

The University say the majority of courses will be priced at around 8 and a half thousand.

The full fee has been set for their pharmacy and studio-based art and design degrees.

Kingston say nearly 3-million pounds of the money raised will go back to students in the first year – rising to up to 7-million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for robbery
A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison at Kingston Crown Court for his part in an armed robbery.

Ian Jospeh was part of a gang that carried out 18 attacks across the south of England, including one in Coulsdon.

Seven other gang members were jailed in 2008 for their part in the cash-in-transit robberies.

Terry Wallace, from Wimbledon, and Adrian Johnson, from Streatham Hill, were also sentenced to 17 years each.

While Leroy Hall, from Streatham, received seven.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Thames Water fined for polluting canal in Woking
A water company which allowed untreated sewage to enter a canal in killing hundreds of fish in Woking has been ordered to pay 17 thousand pounds.

Thames Water admitted a charge of allowing polluting matter to enter the Basingstoke Canal.

Environment health officers were called to the canal at Boundary Road in September 2009.

The water was cloudy, with a strong smell of sewage and a number of fish were seen either dead or gasping for air on the surface.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

South East MEP steps in to help Weybridge expat
Two British families are calling on the European Parliament to stop their homes in Spain from being demolished.

Thousands of expats across Europe face having their homes levelled due to retrospective planning laws.

Maura Hillen, from Weybridge, is one of those who faces the prospect of being left homeless.

South East’s MEP Marta Andreasen told Jackie what the EU is doing to help.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Chelsea striker's family home attacked
The family of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba have been attacked by rebel fighters in the Ivory Coast.

A house owned by the 33-year-old's father was set alight by opponents of recently deposed dictator Laurent Gbagbo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

15 arrests after drug raids
Fifteen people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs after police raids across Surrey.

More than 100 police officers took part in dawn raids at 11 addresses in Ashford, Stanwell and Staines.

Addresses in Elmbridge and South-West London were also targeted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

Carlo remains confident
Carlo Ancelotti says he has no problem with speculation he's about to be sacked as manager of Chelsea.

He's being heavily tipped to leave the club this summer after their exit from the Champions League this week.

They're also out of the FA Cup, and a long way off the pace in the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Vettel fastest - Hamilton second quickest
World champion Sebastian Vettel has set the fastest times in both of today's practice sessions ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

He was a long way out in front in the first session but Lewis Hamilton closed the gap in the second.

The Woking driver was second-fastest - point-two seconds behind Vettel - with Jenson Button another point-one second off the pace in third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Fulham sign Burn from Darlington
Fulham have confirmed that they have completed the signing of defender Dan Burn on a three-year deal from Darlington.

The 18-year-old will join Mark Hughes's squad in the summer for an undisclosed fee.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Brentford boost defence
Brentford have extended the loan of Leicester striker Jeffrey Schlupp until the end of the season.

The Germany Under-19 international joined the League One side on an initial one-month deal in March.

He has scored three goals in seven appearances for the Bees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

Murder inquiry continues in Clapham
Detectives are still appealing for witnesses to come forward following a murder in Clapham.

Police were called yesterday following reports of a man shot near to Plummer Road, off Poynders Road.

Police say they know the identity of the deceased - a man aged
21 - but we still awaiting formal identification and for next of kin to be
informed.

A post-mortem will take place today.

A 39 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder along with a 27 year old woman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Man guilty of Croydon sex attack
A man from Croydon has been found guilty of raping a 24-year-old woman.

Harrison Ndirangu grabbed the victim from behind at a bus stop on Croham Road last October.

The 23-year-old then dragged the woman into an alleyway where he attacked her.

Despite the ordeal his victim managed to memorise his car registration and he was arrested at his home the same day.

He was convicted at Croydon Crown Court where he’ll be sentenced at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Addlestone marathon man gears up for a good cause
With Sunday’s London Marathon just a few days away a runner from Addlestone is putting in his final preparations.

Andy Gill is battling shin splints and a painful achilles tendon to run for Support Dogs.

He told Jackie what the charity does.



And to support Andy go to www.justgiving.com/Andy-Gill2002
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Job cuts at Ashford and St. Peters hospitals
A number of nurses are to lose their jobs at Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals.

29 posts will go over the next three years on top of the 272 others that will be lost between now and 2014.

Over 4,000 nursing jobs have been axed nationally as part of cost cutting exercises.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Investigation's into fire in Fulham
The cause of a fire in Fulham is under investigation.

Around 20 firefighters tackled a blaze in rubbish next to a shop with flats above it on New Kings Road in the early hours of this morning.

The fire partly damaged a void at the rear of the property.

Fire crews had to cut away part of the shop’s ceiling and wall to gain access to the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Fatal shooting in Streatham
A man has been shot dead in Streatham Hill.

Police were called to Poynders road just before 11.30 this morning.

There are no more details at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Fresh appeal for witnesses after Kingston collision

Police are re-appealing for witnesses after a 50-year-old man died after losing control of his motorbike in Kingston.

Marc Cleverly, from Chessington, was seriously injured after the accident on Fairfields South last Friday.

He died the next day at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

11 people arrested following raids across Spelthorne, Elmbridge and South West London
More than one hundred and fifty drug squad officers have raided eleven homes in Spelthorne, Elmbridge and South West London.

Members of Operation Glacial were told to look for crack houses and other class A drugs.

11 people have been arrested.

Radio Jackie reporter Sarah Onions was on the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Body found in Thames at Hampton Wick
A body has been pulled from the Thames in Hampton Wick.

The discovery was made at Raven’s Ait just after 8am.

Police were called to the Surbiton side of the river where they retrieved the body of a man.

An investigation is underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Marathon man ready to take up huge challenge this weekend
A man from West Molesey will run 4 marathons in 24 hours.

36 year old David Hegarty will start the 26 mile runs at 5pm on Saturday.

His final marathon will be the main London marathon on Sunday. He's hoping to raise over £2,000.

The father of two told Jackie News he’s running for the newly merged Shooting Star Chase Hospice, as they deserve it.



To support David in his mammoth challenge, please click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Police tackle pickpocketing in Sutton
Police in Sutton are tackling pickpocketing in the town centre by having uniformed and plain clothed officers on duty.

People will also be given crime prevention advice when a unit is set up on the High Street during ‘anti-pickpocketing day’

This comes as a 20-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of pickpocketing an elderly lady in a discount store.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Search for injured boy in Kingston
Police are appealing in a search for a badly injured boy who left Kingston Hospital this morning.

The 15-year-old was bleeding heavily from the wrist, but left before medics could properly treat him - and its feared his injuries could be serious if not treated.

He’s tall, thinly built and was wearing a dark blue jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information on the boy is advised to call the Met Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Traveller community crack down
Travelling communities in Surrey are being warned of Bank Holiday Crackdowns.

Town Halls are being urged to take firm action against groups who may attempt to take advantage of the holidays coming up.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is to consult on new planning guidelines that will give more power to councils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

MP's join Alternative Vote debate
Kingston MP Ed Davey will be joined by Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith at a debate about the Alternative Vote tonight.

Representatives from those for and against a change in our voting system will be at the Richard Mayo centre in Kingston.

A referendum on replacing the current ‘first past the post’ system will be held at the same time as the local elections.

Tonight’s meeting gets underway at 6 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Police appeal for owner of stolen moped
An arrest of a 19 year old man for theft of a moped has prompted a police appeal to find the owner.

The police caught a man trying to smash a lock off the bike after receiving a phone call from a local resident in Wallington.

Police are urging the owner of the five year old silver Gilera to come forward or to contact them on 0300 123 1212.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

London Ambulance jobs to go
London Ambulance Service has announced that nearly 900 jobs are set to go over the next five years.

Around 560 front line jobs will be lost - while another 330 will go from management and support services.

The losses come as the service aims to save over 50-million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Series of manhole thefts across Surrey
There's been a series of manhole thefts across Surrey.

Ten were reported missing in just one morning recently – four of which were taken in Claygate.

So far more than a 100 manhole and drain covers have been stolen from Surrey's roads this year costing the taxpayer around 40 thousand pounds.

Surrey's transport spokesman Ian Lake has branded the thieves idiots who clearly have no regard for safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Man jailed for knife attack in Walton
A man from Walton has been jailed for 3 years after attacking a man in his flat with a kitchen knife.

53 year old Liam McCullagh carried out the attack after a drunken fight last November.

His victim lost his middle finger and sustained serious hand injuries and needed plastic surgery.

Police say it was a brutal and savage attack and have welcomed the sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Police look for four football violence suspects
Police are trying to trace four football fans after violent clashes broke out between rival Millwall and QPR supporters.

Rangers fans were seen throwing missiles towards Lions supporters after their Championship match at the New Den last month.

One Millwall fan was arrested at the time and police are now trying to trace one QPR and three other Millwall supporters.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Harris Hawk stolen in Shepperton
A valuable bird of prey has been stolen from a recycling centre in Shepperton.

The Harris hawk was taken on Sunday from the Civic Amenity centre off Charlton Lane.

Three birds of prey guard the area and scare away others animals
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Universities set tuition fees
Up to 30 universities across the country are to charge the full tuition fee level for 2102.

According to figures released today,Surrey University is among those who plan to charge the full 9-thousand pounds.

St Mary’s University College in Twickenham will set theirs at 8-thousand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Chelsea fully fit
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has a fully-fit squad for the first time this season ahead of tonight's big Euro clash with Man United.

Yossi Benayoun and Alex have returned from injury.

The blues are one-nil down from the first leg – with the winners facing either Inter Milan or Schalke.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Firefighters tackle common blaze in Wandsworth
Firefighters battled for three hours last night to keep a grass fire on Wandsworth Common from spreading to homes.

The blaze mostly affected the railway embankment and at one point was only two feet away from buildings.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are now underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Monday, 11 April 2011

Free river fun for kids in Kingston
Frazzled parents wondering what to do with the children on school holiday can take advantage of a free activity near the river in Kingston.
The Woodcraft Folk is offering two taster sessions on Friday April the 15th between 12.30 and 1.30 and another between 2 and 3 pm.
And Anna Macafferty – leader says she and the kids get a buzz from parachute games.
She can be contacted on 0208 399 3614 or through www.woodcraft.org

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

A better power supply for residents in Surrey
A 5 million pound upgrade of the electricity distribution network in Leatherhead and Reigate has finished.

UK Power Networks says the work would ensure it continued to provide a reliable service.

The company has spent money on replacing ageing equipment and constructing two substations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

Kingston's famous residents win fence battle
Kingston Council has lost an ongoing privacy battle with some of its famous residents.

Former Tennis star Annabelle Croft and Chelsea footballer Florent Malouda have won the right to keep a barrier in place – separating their homes from the rest of the Coombe Park estate on Kingston Hill.

Residents are furious, claiming the barrier inhibits access to some homes.

The council says it could not afford a £100,000 high court battle to have the barrier removed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

London's air is dirty

Lib dem MEP Sarah Ludford, campaigner for clean air in London has quizzed the environment commissioner.

She has questioned the Janez Potocnik what plans should the government and mayor take to clean up the polluted air.

The European commission has put off taking the UK to court on the condition it puts an action plan by June to tackle the issue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 pm  

Fatal road accident in Kingston

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a fatal road accident in Kingston.

50 year old motorcyclist Marc Cleverley from Chessington was severly injured in the crash on Friday afternoon in Fairfields South.

He died in hospital on Saturday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Police uncover cannabis factory
A 15 year old boy has been charged following the discovery of a cannabis factory at his home near Woking.

Police carried out a raid on the property on Greyfriars Drive in Bisley last week.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due before magistrates on Thursday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Local rugby club to raise money for charity
Family and army comrades of a soldier who died in 2009 are holding a sporting event at the Harlequins stadium.

Craig Hopson was a soldier from West Yorkshire who was killed by an improvised explosive device in Helmand.

The match will be held on Friday to raise funds for the ABF Soldiers’ Charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Call for better laws to protect stalking victims
This week is 'National Stalking Awareness' week and there are calls for a stalkers register to be set up.

A number of charities say anti-stalking laws must be strengthened, to stop cases leading to violence, rape and murder.

British Crime Survey figures show up to five million people a year suffer from stalking or harassment.

Surrey Police are throwing their 'full weight' behind the week's activities in an effort to increase awareness about the crime in the county.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Nepotism in local Politics
Feltham and Heston MP Alan Keen is among 7 MP's who are still employing their children despite coalition promises to open up jobs in politics.

The register of Members' Interests shows Mr Keen is paying his children from the public purse.

Rules brought in last year state MP's can only employ one family member.

129 MP's employ relatives in their offices, including five Cabinet and two Shadow Cabinet members.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Car accident in Richmond
Three people have been taken to hospital after an accident in Richmond.

It happened on Chertsey road just before 10am this morning.

A man has been taken to Hospital with serious injuries.

Two women are being treated for minor injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

More men in Surrey volunteering for charity
The number of men volunteering in charity shops in Surrey has doubled over the last 3 years.

According to the British Heart Foundation 1 in 3 volunteers are men compared to the 1 in 6 three years ago.

The BHF says the increase is due to the rise in unemployment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Fire in Ealing
A baby is being treated in hospital after a fire at a block of flats and shops in Ealing.

The blaze broke out on Royal Parade in Western Avenue shortly before 9 o’clock last night.

Around 20 people had to be evacuated from the building.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Airport passenger numbers on the rise
The company which runs Heathrow and five other UK airports says passenger numbers grew by almost 1% in March, compared with the same month last year.

BAA handled 8.3 million people.

The increase at Heathrow was 2.3%, and at BAA's three Scottish airports it was 5.8%.

Stansted suffered a 7.4% fall in numbers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

New bird hide in Byfleet
A derelict old pump house overlooking the River Wey in Byfleet has been transformed into a new bird hide.

It's been funded by a grant of £16,000 and will enable visitors to view birds and other wildlife at Manor Farm.

The Surrey Wildlife Trust says it attracts skylarks, linnets and kingfishers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Richmond 'Fairer Parking' system delayed
The implementation of Richmond Council’s Fairer Parking system is to be delayed until June 10th. The system was due to start at the beginning of this month. It’s been delayed to ensure the maximum number of residents get a new Richmond Card entitling them to parking discounts. Under the system local residents will get discounts on parking and be able to use 30-minutes free parking in all high streets. The card is free to local residents but to date only a small number have been taken up. The Council now plans to issue a minimum of 10-thousand ‘free trial’ Richmond Cards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

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