Newspaper strikes off
Strikes by journalists in South West London have been called off.
The dispute between Newsquest London and the NUJ sparked after sports and leisure pages were under threat.
But after two days of negotiation agreements have been made ending industrial action early.
Staff returned to work in Sutton and Twickenham this morning after calling off their the last two days of a four day strike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
Police hunt conmen in Wallington
Police are investigating after conmen in Wallington tricked their way into a 79 year old woman's home and stole cash and her bank card.
The victim was duped by two men who turned up at her property and spoke about garden maintenance.
Both suspects are white, aged 40,and of medium build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Chelsea's new manager meets the media
Chelsea’s new manager Andre-Villas Boas has met the media for the first time today.
The 33-year-old has been given the task of putting the club back on track after a disappointing last season.
There were also problems off the field – with Ashley Cole and John Terry making the papers for the wrong reasons.
Villas-Boas says he expects the players to be role models both on and off the pitch.
You can hear more from that press conference on our Red Button service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm
Cows on the move in Petersham Meadows
Cows grazing in Petersham Meadows are to be moved after 200 years following concerns for their safety.
The National Trust, which owns the land near Richmond Park, has decided to padlock them in an enclosure at weekends.
It’s after a dog attacked some a herd in May.
The cattle belongs to a farmer from Guildford who pays a fee to graze them there for 6 months of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Carshalton man jailed for drug offences
A man from Carshalton has been jailed for 15 months for growing cannabis.
36 year old David Mark Hutcheon had set up a factory at his home in Beacon Grove and another at a rented shop in Beynon Road.
He pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown court following an operation by Sutton police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
Ken Clarke speaks about Milly Dowler trial
Kenneth Clarke says he recognises the "appalling" treatment of Milly Dowler's family at her killer's trial.
But the justice secretary has told the House of Commons the case does not alter an accused's right to a defence.
Levi Bellfield was sentenced to a whole-life term last week after being convicted of murdering 13-year-old Milly, in 2002.
Details of the Dowlers' family life were revealed by the defence during Bellfield's trial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
Sutton teacher recovers after lightning strike
A teaching assistant in Sutton is recovering after being struck by lightning.
The bolt knocked 25 year old Tom Langham to the ground at Hackbridge Primary School.
He was taken to hospital and is expected to be discharged later today.
The lightning strike yesterday afternoon disrupted power supply to computers and set off the school's burglar alarm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Man stabbed in Epsom
Police are investigating after a man was found in Epsom with knife injuries.
Officers believe the 36-year-old arrived at Epsom General Hospital in a silver Vauxhall Astra last night.
It's not known how the wound on his left forearm was caused and a police cordon was put in place after blood was found in Dorking Road.
Officers are also making enquiries near to the Queen’s Head pub in South Streetafter a witness reported hearing a disturbance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Djokovic waits for news on Pierre
Wimbledon Tennis star Novak Djokovic is still waiting to hear whether his poodle will be allowed in the country.
The tournament ends on Sunday.
Pierre is a regular travel companion of the Serbian, however it’s rumoured he is still awaiting his pet visa.
Djokovic will take on practice partner Bernard Tomic in tomorrow’s quarter final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm
Arrests after raids across South London
Ten people have been arrested after police carried out raids across south London this morning.
The operation in Wandsworth, Merton and Croydon targeted a suspected gang of thieves operating in Tooting and Streatham.
They are being questioned about 45 to 50 robberies on schoolchildren, lone women and convenience stores.
A range of electronic equipment, including laptops and mobile phones, as well as two knives has been recovered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm
Tom Brake hopeful after meeting with Brazilian minister
Tom Brake says his meeting with a Brazilian minister was productive and he's hopeful and investigation now can move forward.
The Carshalton and Wallington MP was discussing the case of Neil Juwaheer who died in Brazilian police custody in July 2007.
He died while in Brazilian police custody in July 2007.
Police claimed that the Carshalton Beeches resident had died of a drugs overdose, but an independent coroner’s report found the cause of death to be severe head trauma.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
Heathrow more stressful than moving house..?
It's official – Heathrow is our most stressful airport.
Research has found some Britons find a trip through the site in West London as stressful as moving house.
Gatwick came second, followed by Manchester.
Four in ten of the 2,000 questioned said the whole airport experience puts a downer on the actual holiday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm
Woman robbed in Woking
Police are investigating after a man knocked a woman to the ground and attempted to steal her handbag in Woking.
Officers want to speak to a man who came to the victim’s aid following the robbery in Denton Way on Friday morning.
The victim in her 40’s, suffered minor leg injuries.
The suspect's a white man, around 5ft 10ins tall,and wearing dark clothing
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Fire at Surrey golf club
There’s been a serious fire at a Surrey golf club.
The blaze at Surrey Downs club started at around two o’clock this morning.
More than 20 fire-fighters and 4 engines were involved in putting out the fire.
Surrey Fire Service says the cause of the incident may be suspicious and an investigation is underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
Fire damages shop in Teddington
A shop with flats above it has been damaged by fire in Teddington.
Part of the shop on the ground floor was affected by the blaze last night.
There were no reports of any injury.
The cause of the fire is under investigation
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
Fire crews called out to remove pigeon
A woman called firefighters to get rid of a pigeon trapped behind her bedroom wardrobe because she was too frightened to do it herself.
The Evening Standard is reporting crews went to her home in Wimbledon in the middle of the night in a fire engine.
It took 15 minutes to remove the bird.
London Fire Brigade said it was unusual to respond to this type of call.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Monday, 27 June 2011
500 million pounds owed to Councils across London
Town halls across London have failed to collect more than 500 million pounds of council tax.
The Evening Standard investigation shows Londoners failed to pay £117 million last year alone.
The five worst local authorities account for nearly a third of the total bill.
Worst collection area is Labour-controlled Lambeth council which is still owed more than £51 million pounds.
Next is Tory-run Croydon which is owed £35 million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
Hotspot for property - South West London
Southwest London has become the hottest property market in the country.
Prices soared by more than 9-per cent in the first three months of the year.
Wandsworth has seen the sharpest rise at nearly 13-per cent – ahead of Merton with just over 8-per cent.
The average house price in the prime areas of Wimbledon and Wandsworth and Clapham now stands at over 1-million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm
Homes in Mitcham wait for reconnection
Around 100 homes in Mitcham are still waiting to be reconnected – 11 days after gas mains were damaged.
A burst water pipe caused flooding on Phipps Bridge Estate.
Properties on Gale and Illingworth Close are still affected – Southern gas Network hope to reconnect them by the end of the day.
The company have also promised to pay compensation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Major delays in Battersea
There are major road delays in Battersea after scaffolding collapsed onto a bus in the early hours of this morning.
The incident happened on York Road at 3.30.
Police remain on the scene – where the road remains closed.
There are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am
Praise for bank manager in Cheam
A bank manager from Cheam has earned the praise of police after stopping an elderly lady falling victim to a ‘bogus builder’.
The 81-year-old, who suffers from confusion, told bank staff she needed 3-thousand pounds cash for gutter clearing work.
The concerned bank manager instead phoned police – who later discovered two men claiming to offer their ‘help’ in the area.
When a reputable scaffolding firm turned up at the woman’s house later that day they carried out the work for free.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am
Lewis says he's not quick enough to win at Silverstone
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says his car isn't fast enough to win the British Grand prix.
The Woking driver struggled for pace at yesterday's European Grand Prix, finishing fourth.
He says he's not looking forward to the Silverstone race because the desire to win is even greater because it's my home country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Utility firm repairs road damage in Woking
Surrey County Council has got a utility firm that caused £40,000 worth of damage to a road in Woking to redo the repairs.
Southern Gas Networks dug trenches along Boundary Road to lay gas mains but failed to properly repair the damage it caused.
When Surrey County Council inspected the site it discovered long sections of trench were left without support, causing cracks and depressions which could lead to potholes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am
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