Epsom derby Update
Dancing Rain ridden by Johnny Murtagh has won the Oaks at Epsom.
The twenty to one shot finished ahead of Wonder of Wonders with Izzi Top third.
Favourite and 1000 Guineas heroine Blue Bunting was fourth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
Ecoli message from Epsom and St Helier hospitals
The recent E.coli outbreak in northern Germany has prompted the most senior microbiologist at Epsom, Sutton and St Helier hospitals to issue words of advice to local people.
Dr Sharon Chambers is the lead doctor for infection control and prevention at the Trust. She said: “This particular strain of E.coli (a rare type known as VTEC O104) usually causes self-limiting gastroenteritis, an unpleasant illness that nevertheless resolves itself, but can also cause serious diarrhoea and ‘haemolytic uraemic syndrome’ (HUS) which results in kidney failure.
“It has already caused approximately 1,200 cases of infection in Germany and, sadly, 18 deaths. So far in the UK, there have been three cases, but this has been restricted to people who have recently been to Germany.
“Anyone returning from Germany who is unwell – including if they have bloody diarrhoea – should seek urgent medical advice from their GP and make sure they mention where they have travelled to and from.”
The Health Protection Agency, who are the UK’s experts on E.coli, are advising travellers to Germany, particularly the north of the country, to follow the advice of the German authorities and avoid eating raw tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce whilst abroad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am
Lecturers call for Thames users to wise up
A campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the dangers of the River Thames.
The move follows the death of promising Kingston University law student Niall Pawsey last month.
The 20 year old drowned after trying to swim across the river in what’s believed to be a dare.
University lecturers have created a petition for people to sign to show they’ve understood the risks.
Livingstone in hot water over comments on former Wandsworth Council leader
London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone has been accused of reaching ‘new depths of bad taste’.
It’s after he compared Boris Johnson’s new chief of staff to Serbian war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.
Speaking at a public event in Bromley he labelled former council chief Edward Lister ‘the beast of Wandsworth’.
Livingstone then went on to call Mr Lister ‘the Ratko Mladic of local government’.
Mladic is due at The Hague tomorrow accused of ordering the killing of 8,000 men and boys in 1995.
The incident was the worst massacre of civilians in Europe since the Second World War.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm
Police continue to question men over Stockwell shooting
Police are continuing to question two men in connection with a fatal shooting in Stockwell.
25 year old Sadiq Adebiyi was shot dead outside the tube station yesterday morning.
The 19 and 21 year olds from Battersea were arrested yesterday.
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm
Queens Jubilee plans revealed
Plans for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next year have been announced.
There'll be special events taking place every day, over a four-day weekend.
On the Saturday, the Queen will kick off the celebrations at the Epsom Derby.
There'll be a concert - and the Queen will also take the Royal Barge along the Thames in the Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm
Hughes set to leave Fulham?
Mark Hughes is the strong favourite to become the new Aston Villa manager after Gerard Houllier left the club last night.
Hughes' deal at Fulham has expired and he's yet to decide whether he'll accept their new contract offer.
Sacked Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is also thought to be in line for the job at Villa Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm
Awards all round
A group of young people in Sutton have been presented with a national award for their efforts to make a difference in their local communities.
The Young Advisors were handed the Diana Award, Certificate of Excellence for helping to give young people in Sutton the chance to get involved and contribute to decision-making at the council.
Three of the group were presented with the award at a ceremony at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf.
The award, named after the late Princess of Wales, is given to young people who have worked in groups to perform outstanding contributions to the community, going beyond what is necessary in order to benefit others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Ringo Starr performs to select crowd ahead of his European tour
Former Beatle Ringo Starr performed at a Dunsfold Park in Surrey this afternoon for a handful of fans and bucket load of journalists ahead of his European tour.
He unveiled his All Starr Band in an aircraft carrier at the location best known for the filming of Top Gear.
The five piece band is set to perform at Hampton Court on the 17th June.
Ringo Starr told Jackie's Adam Leone he's delighted to be playing with a band.
Nationwide manhunt comes to Surrey
Wiltshire police is asking people in Surrey to be on the look out for a convicted sex offender.
64 year old David Glynn from Salisbury was found guilty of an indecent assault on a young woman in 1995.
As part of his sentence he is required to let police know his movements.
However, he failed to let officers know his whereabouts after his last move.
Anyone with information needs to contact DI Mike Selbie on 0845 408 700.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm
New artwork gets Mitcham seal of approval
Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis unveiled a brand new work of art at the newly refurbished, award-winning Mitcham Junction station this week.
The specially-commissioned mosaic was designed by local mosaic artist Karen Parry. Merton Council asked the artist to develop a design inspired by the wildlife on Mitcham Common and local features such as the historic cricket pavilion and tram..
Children from Aragon Primary School helped piece together thousands of mosaic tiles. It took six weeks to complete and three days to install on the wall.
Councillor Alambritis presented Southern Railways facilities manager Paul Trevett and area manager Mark Epsom with a highly commended London Transport award for transforming the station and making it more user-friendly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am
Serious attack in Croydon
Police want to speak to these two men in relation to a serious assault on a 26-year-old man on Saturday 16 April at approximately 1.30am
Two men, who may be from Croydon or have travelled in from the surrounding area, attacked a man inside Crystal’s nightclub in Whitehorse Lane.
The victim sustained serious head injuries and required hospital treatment. The suspects are described as two white men.
The men in these photos may not be connected with the offence and may be innocent.
Anyone who recognises either of the men is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference numbers 36787 and 36788.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Appeal for missing Epsom man
There’s increasing concern for a man missing from his home in Epsom.
25 year old Karl Tucker, who has learning difficulties, hasn’t been seen since Sunday afternoon.
He was out with friends in Morden Park.
Karl is white, 6 foot 5, thin with brown hair and was last seen wearing a grey Adidas hoody, combat trousers and black shoes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm
Richmond Council to reform spending system
Richmond Council is due to discuss, next week, whether it should reform the system for spending its spare money.
The proposal is part of the council's work to “bring greater clarity” to the system.
Councillor Geoffrey Samuel said it is fair that people understand how their money is being spent or saved.
Under the new policy, local residents would have a say in the process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm
Appeal for witnesses to attempted abduction in Worcester Park
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man attacked a young girl in Worcester Park.
The 11-year-old was out walking her dog along Bridgewood Road when he got out of his van and grabbed her arm.
When the girl screamed he let go of her arm climbed back into the grey Transit and drove off.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident on the evening of Saturday 21st May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Surrey bowler called up by England
Uncapped Surrey seamer Jade Dernbach has been added to the England squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Friday.
He comes in as a replacement for the injured James Anderson and will battle it out with Middlesex’s Steve Finn for a place in the final eleven.
Otherwise England are unchanged from the squad which secured a dramatic victory over the tourists in Cardiff yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm
Monday, 30 May 2011
Naomi insists she's not over reacting
Streatham born supermodel Naomi Campbell says she has not over reacted by calling Cadbury’s racist.
The supermodel has threatened legal action against parent company Kraft, following the launch of its Bliss bar.
The advert for the bar in the papers uses the line Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town.
Campbell claims it is referring to black people as chocolate.
The ad has since been removed from circulation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 pm
Hamilton 'joke' causes controversy
Woking based F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has finally accepted defeat.
The McClaren racer caused controversy after the Monaco Grand prix with his off the cuff comment that he was unfairly reprimanded because of the colour of his skin.
He joked to a BBC reporter ‘Is it cos I’m Black,’ after he was called to account for his part in two separate incidents during yesterday’s race.
He now says the whole episode was taken out of context and what he said was stupid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm
Fire in Putney
Investigations are continuing after fire broke out at a florist’s in Putney on Saturday.
Fire crews were called to the Upper Richmond Road just before 4pm.
Part of the ground floor was damaged in the blaze but no one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:33 pm
Apology for Teddington actor
Celebrity hairdresser James Brown has apologised for hurling a barrage of racist abuse at a black actor at the Baftas.
Ben Douglas from Teddington, said he was verbally addressed with a racist word eight times at the awards ceremony.
However, he refused to name the person who was responsible.
Mr Brown has now claimed responsibility and says he blames his drinking for the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm
Fire in Thornton Heath
Fire has broken out at a block of flats in Thornton Heath.
Crews were called to the London road just before 4 o’clock this afternoon.
Around 100 people were evacuated and the roof of a storage area has been badly damaged.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm
Father questions Afghani war
The father of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has spoken out for the first time since his death on Friday.
Marine Sam Alexander from Hammersmith died in an explosion in Helmand Province.
Stuart Alexander has questioned the UK’s presence in the country in the Independent newspaper, which he writes for.
The 26 year old soldier leaves behind a wife and baby son.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm
Row over Outer London Fund
Richmond Tory councillor Tony Arbour has hit back at criticisms of the mayor’s plans to rejuvenate outer London boroughs.
Lib Dem Mike Tuffrey claims the fund is being paid for by 40 million pounds of borrowing.
But Mr Arbour says the money will help four areas in South West London:Twickenham,Brentford,Whitton and Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm
Teen rappers from Kingston Vale
Two teenage boys from Kingston Vale are through to the semi finals of Britain’s got Talent.
14 year old Jamie Herring and 13 year old George Emery are the first rappers on the TV show according to their mother Linda.
Jamie goes to Southborough Boys School and George attends Chessington Community College.
The act called Follow the right path are in the final 50.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm
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