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Friday, 29 July 2011
Road reopened as of 7pm
Coombe road in New Malden has been blocked off near the station as police investigate a suspect package.
Officers were called to the scene within the last hour and are currently searching the area.
It's believed a railway worker left a small amount of explosives on a bus.
They are allegedly the type of explosives that are routinely used during railway engineering works.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm
Hindhead tunnel - fully open
The Hindhead Tunnel in Surrey fully opens today four years after work started.
Since Wednesday motorists heading south have been able to use the new road tunnel, now drivers heading north can use it too.
The A3 now completely bypasses the Devil's Punchbowl, and traffic using the road will no longer be reduced to just one lane.
The road improvement project has cost £371 million pounds to build and the road tunnel stretches 1.2 miles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm
Mayoral reception honours achievements of AFC Wimbledon
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Kingston (Councillors Patrick Codd and Geoff Austin), held a private reception for players and officials of AFC Wimbledon last night.
The reception was to recognise AFC Wimbledon’s extraordinary achievement of gaining promotion to the football league just nine years after being founded by its fans.
AFC Wimbledon play their home games at Kingsmeadow Stadium in Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm
Duke of Edinburgh still a success in Richmond
There has been a massive increase in the number of young people undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Richmond over the past two years.
1,100 young people started the renowned award programme in April 2010 to March 2011, compared to the 900 people who took part in the previous year - an increase of 22 percent.
The DofE was created as an incentive programme to inspire and support young people from all backgrounds, promote their self-development and encourage them to fulfill their potential through a series of activities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm
Planning application submitted for new homes in Battersea
A planning application has been submitted by Royal Mail to create up to 1,800 homes and a new primary school in Nine Elms in Battersea.
The mixed use scheme would also provide space for new shops, businesses, postal services, cafés, restaurants, bars and a variety of leisure facilities.
The proposal for the 13 acres site, which is currently used as a mail centre, has been designed by Allies & Morrison Architects.
The completed development would include a significant part of a proposed 'Linear Park' which would run from Battersea Power Station to Vauxhall Cross.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
People urged to have their say on bus routes in Balham
People who want to have their say on plans to extend a bus route into a residential street in Balham have until 5pm tonight to register their views.
TFL is consulting on proposals to extend the 255 bus route into Old Devonshire Road.
If approved, buses would start running along this residential street at 5.50am and continue throughout the day and night until 12.50am - six days a week.
Buses would run every 12 minutes in both directions, reduced to a 20 minute frequency in the evenings and on Sundays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm
Appeal from Police in Worcester Park
Police are on the hunt for a man after an indecent assault in Worcester Park.
The 23 year old victim was approached on Monday evening on Kingston road, where he touched her and whispered in her ear.
The suspect is described as White in his late 20’s, around 5ft 6 in height, with short brown hair.
He spoke with a distinct accent, which the victim believes to be South African.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Fire in Wandsworth
Around 15 fire fighters have had to tackle a blaze in Wandsworth.
The fire broke out in a property on Beckford Close.
There’s been no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am
Epsom and St Helier pay out compensation and admits liability
An 11-year-old girl has been awarded a multi-million pound compensation package after being left brain damaged at birth.
Epsom and St Helier trust settled for an undisclosed fee after admitting liability for the complications.
The High Court heard how Ellie Franklin was starved of oxygen which led to cerebral Palsey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Drug arrests in Tooting
Arrests have been made after residents in Tooting complained about drug issues in the area.
Officers obtained a search warrant for the property in Graveney on Church Road where they found a large quantity of Class B drugs.
A large amount cash was also found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Surrey opening batsman retires from cricket
Surrey opening batsman Michael Brown has announced his immediate retirement from cricket.
He's told the club's website: "Injuries made it difficult to maintain the high standards he requires of himself."
The 31 year old batsman played 96 first-class matches, scoring more than 5 thousand runs at an average of 34 but has struggled with shoulder and elbow injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm
Clapham combats antisocial drinking
Clapham roads could be labelled alcohol “saturation zones” in an attempt to combat antisocial behaviour.
Councillors are considering labelling Clapham High Street and surrounding roads following a number of resident complaints.
It would mean residents or statutory bodies could reject new applications or applications for extended alcohol licenses.
57 per cent of all reported crime and antisocial behaviour in the area takes place around licensed premises.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm
Surrey FA rewards grassroots football
The Surrey County FA has handed out a number of awards to reward grassroots football.
The Association is committed to recruiting new volunteers that can have a positive contribution to football in Surrey.
The FA has even set up a volunteers ‘Football Futures’ Programme which is designed to mentor young leaders and provide them with the skills and experience required to make a real difference.
The four award winners worked very hard volunteering at their respective clubs over the past months and logged many hours volunteering in order to receive the award.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm
Three sentenced following the death of a baby
Two men and their mother have been sentenced to 51 years in prison following the death of a 19-month baby.
28 year old Richard Kwayke from Twickenham was found guilty of the murder of his daughter Siariah Letang last month.
His brother Dimitri was found guilty of manslaughter.
The pair set the toddler’s grandparent’s house on fire in Camberwell last September in a revenge attack over a custody battle.
Their mother was found guilty of perverting the course of justice after covering for her sons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm
Mother of murdered school girl becomes latest victim in phone hacking scandal
It appears Sara Payne is the latest victim of the phone hacking scandal.
The 39 year old’s daughter Sarah was murdered in 2000 in West Sussex by convicted Paedophile Roy Whiting.
The News of the World led a campaign on behalf of the family from Hersham to bring her killer to justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm
Hamilton postpones challenging the Red Bulls
Lewis Hamilton believes he may have to wait until next season to truly challenge the Red Bulls.
The Woking driver returned to winning ways at the German Grand Prix on Sunday, with championship leader Vettel only fourth.
But Hamilton says he thinks he will have to wait until next year before his car is as good as theirs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm
Local solicitors deliver aid to orphans
A team of solicitors from Wimbledon are embarking on a journey to deliver aid to orphans in Bulgaria.
The group of twenty will be delivering items that are on a “wish list” written by the orphans.
Among the items are wheelchairs and zimmer frames.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm
Surrey drivers keep to speed limit
It seems Surrey’s drivers are doing a better job of sticking to the speed limit.
Income from speed cameras in the county has decreased according to the Surrey Safety Camera Partnership.
The number of speeding offences on the A3 at Tolworth has dropped over the last few years from 86 a day in 2005 to 10 a day in 2009.
Not all the offences led to fines with any money collected going straight to the Treasury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm
Yorkie bar star faces jail for killing terminally ill wife
The star of the original Yorkie chocolate bar adverts is facing jail after admitting killing his terminally ill wife.
Pensioner Stuart Mungall denied murdering former actress Joan at their home in Tooting last December.
The prosecution's accepted his guilty plea on the grounds of diminished responsibility, because of depression caused by the strain of caring for her.
He smothered her with a pillow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Croydon police capture wanted man.
Police in Croydon have helped capture a man wanted on recall to prison.
The Met had issued an appeal to help find Anthony Brown earlier this week.
He was wanted for breaching the terms of his license.
The 36 year old was arrested by officers last night in an undisclosed location within Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm
Mayor's bikes head to South West London
Boris Bikes are heading to south west London.
The popular cycle hire scheme will be expanded to Wandsworth, Fulham, Lambeth and Chelsea by next summer.
Each day, about 22 thousand people use more than 5 thousand hire bikes in the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
Detectives release E-fits following burglary in Leatherhead
Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary at a property in Leatherhead have released E-fits of two men they would like to speak to.
It happened at an address in Clements Mead 2 weeks ago.
Two suspects forced their way into a flat and threatened the occupants punching one of the victims in the face.
They then conducted a search of the property and stole a quantity of cash and a computer games console.
The first suspect is around 20 and of mixed race and the second is white and also around 20.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Champagne Charlie arrested
A conman known as Champagne Charlie who persuaded office workers in Kingston to buy bottles which never materialised has been arrested.
64 year old John Clugston of no fixed address got away with more than eighteen thousand pounds in cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 pm
Calling all women in Surrey
If you thought football was just for men . . . think again.
Surrey County Football Association is searching for female referees.
It’s running its next course in Croydon on the 12th, 13th and 20th of August at Monks Hill Sports Centre.
The course is open to try and dispel the myth that the sport is only suited to men.
The FA says previous experience isn’t needed and the jobs are open to any-one aged over 14.
There will be both practical and written tests.
Click here for more information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Surrey solicitor guilty of wife's death
A solicitor has been convicted of stabbing his wife to death in Lower Ashtead.
Guildford Crown Court heard that Richard Davies Jones killed 31 year old Laura when she tried to leave him.
The former Army Officer was found alongside her in a pool of blood outside their home in Woodfield Lane last December.
Jones, who had had an affair, also had stab wounds and had claimed he had killed her in self defence.
The mother of five had only had her youngest child six weeks before she died
Four jurors broke down in tears as a victim impact statement was read out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm
Train firm ordered to change wording
A train company which runs a Gatwick to London service has been ordered to change the wording on its web site.
Southern claims its Gatwick to London Express was “The fastest way” to get from the capital to the airport.
However the Advertising Standards Agency has argued that the claim was misleading.
The ASA have said the train operator have to make sure their claims are more robust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Water from Goldsworth Park lake in Woking has had to be drained to put out a fire 2 miles away.
A flooring warehouse in Greenbay’s Industrial park caught light in the early hours of yesterday morning.
40 fire fighters have had to tackle the blaze due to the contents of the warehouse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
BAA loses 250 million
Airport operator BAA lost almost 250 million pounds in the first half of the year, despite a 7 percent rise in passenger numbers to over 41 million.
First half revenue at its six UK airports rose by over 12 percent, with passenger numbers at Heathrow up by more than 9 percent.
BAA has been given three months by the Competition Commission to begin the sale of Stansted airport, and either Glasgow or Edinburgh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm
Hindhead tunnel opens
The Hindhead Tunnel in Surrey has been officially opened after a four and a half year construction project.
The 1 mile stretch on the London to Portsmouth A3 cost 371 million pounds.
It will improve journey times by cutting out a notorious bottleneck around the Devil's Punch Bowl.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm
Twickenham man gets 'record' fine
A man from Twickenham has been hit with a record fine for demolishing his 19th century house.
The Council gave John Johnson permission to build a 2 storey extension in Trafalgar Road.
They didn't agree to the demolition of the whole property in the conservation area.
Johnson was fined 80 thousand pounds and ordered to pay costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm
Developer asked to withdraw in Brentford
A developer has been asked to withdraw its plans to build more than 300 homes in Brentford.
Invista Real Estate wanted to construct on the Reynard Mills Industrial estate at Windmill Road.
Hounslow Council though it would be significant over development at the site and wouldn't recommend its approval.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
New Malden man guilty of rape
A taxi driver who attacked a young woman in West Byfleet as she walked home from a night out has been found guilty of rape.
26 year old Masood Ahmed from New Malden, was arrested hours after the attack last August.
The victim had been out with friends in Woking when she decided to make her way home.
She was walking along Parvis Road towards Weybridge when she was approached by Ahmed who threatened her with a knife and attacked her.
The victim eventually found her way back to Parvis Road where she flagged down a passing taxi.
Within hours a section of the road had been cordoned off.
Among the items recovered was a petrol receipt for an Esso petrol station on the A3 at Robin Hood Way.
CCTV showed Ahmed buying fuel just hours before the assault.
He's due to be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
Help for bird lovers in Reigate and Banstead
Bird lovers in Reigate and Banstead are being taught to feed the creatures properly.
Members of the public will be able to swap their own stale bread for a special bag of bird feed which is more nutritious - it’s part of Love Parks week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am
Police investigate armed robbery in Sunbury
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in Sunbury.
On Saturday afternoon men armed with machetes, metal bars and hammers struck at the Booker Cash and Carry store in Windmill Road.
The suspects smashed their way in threatening and assaulting staff and stole items from the safe making off at high speed in a blue Laguna.
The victims sustained injuries to their arms and heads as a result of the attack.
A 45-year-old man from Shepperton was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released on police bail until September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am
Man guilty of rape in Tolworth
A bricklayer has admitted raping a 14 year old girl in Tolworth on Easter Sunday.
39 year old Andrew Percival pleaded guilty to the charge at Kingston Crown Court.
Witnesses to the attack in April say they heard the girl screaming ‘please help me.’
He’ll be sentenced on August 12th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Police search for 'angry' gambler in Walton
Police are trying to trace a man who smashed up a gaming machine in Walton.
The suspect who was playing roulette pulled it over after becoming angry when he lost and stormed out off the bookmakers in Molesey Road.
500 pounds worth of damage was caused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am
Birth rate reaches a record high in Wandsworth
The annual birth rate in Wandsworth has risen again to reach a new record high.
The total number of babies born to mothers living in the area was 5,400, an increase of nearly 100 births compared to the previous year.
The number of babies born each year in Wandsworth has increased by 29 per cent over the last ten years.
Wandsworth's birth rate was the third highest among all 33 London boroughs. Newham came top with just over 6 thousand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am
Twickenham MP and Business Secretary Vince Cable
Twickenham MP and Business Secretary Vince Cable says Britain's banking system needs genuine competition to end a ‘rip-off culture’.
In a speech today he’s due to indicate that it should be made easier for customers to switch banks, saying they’re more likely to change their spouse than their bank account.
He will also make a call for a separation of retail banks and so-called casino investment banks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am
Man banned from trading in Surrey's markets
A man has been banned from trading in Surrey markets for 2 years.
49 year-old Graham Jardine was found guilty of selling fake cosmetics at Kempton Park market.
During raids last year he was twice caught selling counterfeit goods by local Trading Standards officers.
Among the almost 2-thousand items seized were fake make-up from brands such as YLS and Chanel.
He was also given a suspended 3-month prison sentence at Staines Magistrates Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am
Monday, 25 July 2011
Fatal accident near to Heston services
A driver's been killed in a crash on the M4 near to the Heston services.
The accident happened around 1:30 this afternoon when a car hit the central reservation on the westbound carriageway.
The motorist believed to be male was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm
QPR boost their defence
QPR have signed Wales defender Danny Gabbidon from West Ham on a free transfer.
The 31-year-old has agreed a one-year deal after his contract at Upton Park expired.
He'd been training with QPR and has already played in three pre-season friendlies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm
Fulham sign midfielder
Fulham have confirmed the signing of Palermo midfielder Pajtim Kasami.
It's for an undisclosed fee.
The 19-year-old Switzerland Under-21 international has agreed a four-year deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm
Surrey Police says information wasn't passed to newspaper
Surrey police says there's no suggestion an officer taken off the Milly Dowler murder investigation leaked information to the News of the World.
It emerged last week an officer was removed from the case in 2002 for disclosing information to a retired police officer who then reported it to senior officers.
A Surrey police spokeswoman says the information disclosed was private and confidential.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm
Richmond's Green Flags
Richmond’s won 3 community-based Green Flag awards.
Kew Green and Cambridge Gardens in Twickenham are flying the flag as well as The Orchard in Hampton Wick.
The Friends of the Orchard celebrated the win with a fair and a jazz band.
Jane Harnden,Treasurer, told Radio Jackie News it’s been a secret place for Teddington children.
Labels: Keep Britain Tidy
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am
Flat fire in Hounslow
A woman’s recovering after being rescued from a flat fire in Hounslow.
The blaze broke out last night – part of the first floor flat on Hanworth Road was damaged by fire.
20 firefighters attended – two fire engines came from Heston and two more engines came later to help.
The woman was treated by London Ambulance for the effects of smoke.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
Sunday, 24 July 2011
No libraries to close in Richmond
Richmond Council has announced that none of the borough's 12 libraries will close.
The council has to make savings of half-a-million pounds over the next two years but has come up with a plan to get the community more involved in the running of libraries.
After consulting residents a proposal for 'village libraries' is to be tried in Ham, Hampton Wick and Kew.
The community groups and residents will be supported with funding and advice from the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Croydon insurance firm wins award
The insurance firm LV which has a major call centre in Croydon has won an award.
According to the website Insurance Daily, the firms call centres were rated on innovation, staff engagement and social responsibility amongst other categories.
The firm say it all thanks to the hard work of their staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm
Drug education centres could be shut down in Merton
It's feared that more drug education centres for young people could be shut down after they were closed in Hammersmith and Fulham, and Merton due to budget cuts.
According to the charity Drugscope, it's because local authorities are cutting back funding.
In government published research earlier this year, drug education for youngsters was found to be cost effective
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm
Modern day tributes to Amy Winehouse roll in
A selection of tributes and condolances for Amy Winehouse on Twitter.
MrsLRCooper lilyrosecooper (fomerly Lilly Allen)
"Its just beyond sad, there's nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace."
"she was my musical soulmate & like a sister to me. this is one of the saddest days of my life"
MissKellyO Kelly Osbourne
"i cant even breath right my now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!"
EmmaBunton Emma Bunton
"Such sad news about Amy Winehouse. My thoughts are with her family."
"#DearAmy U made a MAJAH impression on this industry and throughout the world, in such a short space of time..too short! #ICONSneverDIE"
piersmorgan Piers Morgan
"Such desperately sad news re Amy Winehouse. Supreme natural talent, terrible self-destructive addictive personality. #RIP"
OfficialMelB Melanie Brown
"i still can not believe amy isn't with us any more,we have lost an amazing artist!!!! so so so so sad,my thoughts go out to her loved ones."
thewantedmusic the wanted
"Never more alive in her music that will live forever #RIPAMY"
katyperry Katy Perry
"RIP Amy Winehouse. May she finally find peace."
"Stay with me forever now.Amy Rest In Peace.Marvin x"
"Times like this remind me why its so important to live live to the fullest!! Amy Winehouse you will be a LEGEND in all out hearts! OritsÃ© â?¥"
The singer's official website was taken down within minutes of reports of her death yesterday afternoon, with fans unable to access it. Today a simple picture stands in its place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am