Boy compensated after wrongful birth at Tooting hospital
A boy, who was left severely disabled after birth, has been awarded 6-point-6 million pounds in compensation from the NHS.
Leo Whiten, who's now aged seven, can't speak or walk properly after suffering brain damage when he was delivered at St George's Hospital, in June 2004.
The hospital, based in Tooting, admitted 'serious shortcomings.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm
Delays of up to 7 hours on M25
One person is believed to have been killed after a lorry veered off the M25 and through the central reservation ploughing into a car on the opposite carriageway.
The accident happed at 4.15pm at the start of the rush hour at Junction 7, the turn off for the M23.
The motorway remains closed in both directions with delays of up to 20 miles and police say it will remain closed well into this evening.
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm
Sunbury police make an appeal
Police in Sunbury are reviewing CCTV footage after a car had chips and sauce thrown all over its roof.
Its believed the incident on Heathcroft Avenue was racially aggravated.
To make things worse the chips were placed to spell a racially offensive word.
The incident took place on Sunday 31st July at around 2 am
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
Claygate campaigners prevail
Plans to implement metered parking in Claygate have been scrapped thanks to a campaign run but local shop keepers.
Campaigners protested outside of County hall in May when they heard about the changes.
There were fears the scheme would have an effect on trading in the area.
Thanks also the campaign, other areas with the same plans will be given an initial half hours free parking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am
Man jailed over death of of Baby P freed from Wandsworth Prison
A man jailed over the death of Baby P will be freed from Wandsworth prison today.
39 year old Jason Owens has served just over 2 years behind bars.
It was the fourth anniversary of Peter Connelly’s death who was subject to a daily barrage of abuse.
Owens was convicted in November 2008 for allowing the abuse the continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Jury hears of suitcase murder
The Old Bailey's heard how an aspiring dancer's body was found in a suitcase at Heathrow in 1999.
28 year old Fatima Kama had been stabbed repeatedly before being taken to one of the airport car parks on the Heathrow Express from Paddington.
The Canadian's body was found after the suitcase was spotted on a trolley.
Former air steward 42 year old Youseff Wahid denies murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm
A new consultation is underway for South London Waste Plan
Another consultation is now underway into the controversial South London Waste Plan after more opposition from residents.
A number of councils have been asked to designate sites that could be used for waste incineration.
Suggestions put forward include The Wimbledon Dog Tracks at Plough Lane and a field near Chessington World of Adventures.
The consultation is running across Kingston, Croydon, Merton and Sutton.
The closing date for comments is the 20th September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm
Twickenham MP unveils more copyright laws
People who share music and films online could have their Internet cut off.
Studios and Music firms are agreeing to send a list of those suspected of file sharing to Internet firms.
The moves comes in as yesterday Business Secretary and Twickenham MP unveiled a shake up of copyright laws.
If you get accused, then it would cost you 20 to appeal. Consumer groups are worried innocent people will be targeted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Solicitor representing the Dowler family speaks out
The solicitor acting on behalf of the family of murdered Walton School girl Milly Dowler has urged journalists to admit phone hacking.
Mark Lewis claims to have been contacted by several reporters who say the act took place.
He also claims that officers have been approached asking for an exchange of information for cash.
Mr. Lewis suspects that its not just the News of the World who are guilty in the whole saga.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm
Bad news for the Albert Bridge in Chelsea
Albert Bridge in Chelsea will not reopen until the end of the year at the earliest.
The route that links Chelsea and Battersea has been closed for road works for a year and a half already.
The council is blaming health and safety problems for the delay.
Residents and businesses have reacted angrily saying the council had denied the works would over run.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
LOTTERY FUND ALLOWS FISHER BOY'S AIRPORT PROJECT TO TAKE OFF
History students from The John Fisher School in Purley have been awarded £12,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £1000 from the Historical Association to make a short documentary about the history of Croydon Airport.
Croydon aerodrome had major military significance as part of London's air defences in World War One and in World War Two it played an active role in the Battle of Britain and became a base for the Royal Air Force Transport Command. In between the wars it was the official customs airport for all international flights and ran scheduled passenger, mail and freight flights to many European destinations. Famous highlights are Cobham's return from his five-month African trip in 1926; Lindbergh's visit after his first Atlantic solo flight in 1927; Bert Hinkler's first flight to Australia and Amy Johnson's return flight from Australia.
Its decline began after the war when it became unsuitable for the larger, faster heavier aircraft. Major airlines relocated to Heathrow and by 1959 Croydon airport was no longer a viable airport.
The twenty John Fisher School boys involved in the project are looking to interview people who have any memories of the airport. Tanya Smith, Head of History at the school explains the importance of the film: "We are hoping to raise awareness of our incredible local heritage and to make links between young and older people. This is taking History out of the classroom and into the community. It is a great opportunity for our students"
If you have any stories or memories about the airport, no matter how small, please contact Tanya Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively, you can write or telephone The John Fisher School.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am
Tributes paid to canoeist killed in Richmond
The family of the canoeist who drowned in the Thames at Richmond on Sunday say they are heartened by the wonderful tributes they’ve received.
The body of 17 year old Will Carus from Kent was discovered on Monday, a day after he disappeared during a river race.
His family also say they are consoled by the fact that he died doing something for which he had an absolute passion.
Post mortem results are due back this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Streatham woman writes to relieve pain of others
A 26 year old who’s been battling cancer for ten years has written a novel about her experiences.
Natasha Vince from Streatham was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma when she was just 16 years old.
She started jotting down her experiences and has now turned them into a novel Kiss from a Rose posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Murdoch attacker jailed
The man who threw a foam pie at Rupert Murdoch has been jailed for six weeks.
Jonathan May-Bowles - who calls himself Johnny Marbles - pleaded guilty to assaulting the media boss, who was giving evidence to MPs about phone hacking.
The 26 year-old from Croydon will serve three weeks of the sentence and has also been fined 250 pounds at City Westminster Magistrates Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm
Richmond kayak victim named
It’s thought a kayaker who drowned in the Thames at Richmond had suffered an epileptic fit.
The body of William Carus was pulled from the river yesterday – a day after he disappeared during an amateur race.
The 17 year old from Kent was an experienced Kayaker but had not been wearing a life jacket.
Other competitors reported seeing him reach the shore after his boat overturned and therefore didn’t stop to check he was ok.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
Witness appeal after fatal Clapham collision
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died in a collision with a van in Clapham.
The woman, in her 40’s, was on her bike when the incident happened on Cavendish Road just after 11am.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the van has been arrested and bailed to return later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
Police continue search for potentially armed man in Tadworth
Police in Tadworth are still hunting a man following a domestic dispute yesterday.
Officers were called to a property in Chetwode Road just before midday to reports of a man acting erratically.
He disappeared before police arrived and witnesses reported seeing him carrying a firearm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Mitcham woman rescued from burning building
A woman’s been rescued from a bedsit in Mitcham after a fire late last night.
The blaze broke out on Melrose Avenue shortly before midnight.
Part of the ground floor bedsit was damaged – there are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm
Flooding at South Croydon station causes more travel chaos
A landslip caused by flooding from a burst water main is causing rail chaos on busy commuter routes for a second day running.
Passengers travelling to Gatwick for flights are being advised to allow extra time to reach the airport.
Many services have been cancelled and buses are replacing trains on some routes following the flooding close to South Croydon station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Crimestoppers launches its current most wanted list
Crimestoppers has launched its latest campaign to find ten of its most wanted fraudsters in the UK.
45 year old solicitor Ajayi Seun is one of them. He's wanted in Suffolk for allegedly conning mortgage lenders and banks out of a massive 12 million pounds.
He’s believed to have committed the offences between 2004 and 2009.
He was arrested but released on bail when he failed to report to bail.
He was registered at an address in Carshalton in May but hasn’t been seen since.
Fraud cost the UK an average 38 billion pounds last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 am
Monday, 1 August 2011
Burst watermain in Croydon affects air travel
Holidaymakers heading for Gatwick have had their rail journeys seriously disrupted after a burst water main flooded train tracks.
Passengers were advised to allow three hours for journeys to the airport following the flooding close to South Croydon.
Trains operated by the Gatwick Express, Southern and First Capital Connect train companies were affected.
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm
Manhunt launched in Tadworth
Police are warning people in Tadworth not to approach a man following a domestic dispute at a house in the area.
Officers were called to a property in Chetwode Road just before midday to reports a man was behaving erratically.
Witnesses reported seeing the suspect carry a firearm. He has not yet been traced.
Police say anyone who may have spotted him should call 0845 125 22 22 straight away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm
Police searching for missing kayaker find a body
Police searching for a 17-year-old missing from the River Thames have recovered a body.
The body was found near to Orleans Gardens in Twickenham.
Officers have been searching the Thames since yesterday lunchtime after they received reports of an upturned boat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
Lottery cash to revitalise Wandle Valley
Plans to revitalise the Wandle Valley by improving the local environment and celebrating the river’s historical legacy have moved a step closer with the award of a cash windfall from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The HLF has awarded £78,000 to a consortium of four boroughs, including Sutton, which will now aim to revitalise the Wandle Valley as a major community asset to people living in Sutton, Wandsworth, Merton and Croydon.
The money will be used to draw up plans to protect the valley's open spaces and diverse natural environment and encourage greater involvement in the life of the river by its neighbouring communities through volunteering and education. It will also aim to maximise the area's potential for sustainable transport, health, tourism and leisure.
The award is the first urban landscape improvement scheme that the HLF has made under its Landscape Partnership (LP) programme*. The organisation has also set aside a further £1.9m to develop the project further in the coming years, if the next round of proposals meets the HLF’s funding criteria.
Picture shows pupils from Sutton Grammar releasing trout fry into the River Wandle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
Search continues for missing kayaker
Police are continuing to search the River Thames near Richmond for a missing kayaker.
The missing person is thought to be a 17 year-old boy.
London Coastguard were alerted yesterday afternoon to reports of an upturned boat and floating oars by the crew of a ferry.
Three lifeboats and a police helicopter were involved in the search, which resumed this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
Investigations underway into Feltham fire
An investigations underway after a fire in Feltham.
The blaze broke out in a two-storey house on Swan Road in the early hours of this morning.
Around a quarter of the ground floor was damaged – there are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Kingston doctors 'under pressure'
Doctors in Kingston say they’re being put ‘under strain’ after a number of care home patients were transferred to them at short notice.
Forty-eight residents from Kingston Care Home were transferred to six smaller practices after being de-registered.
GP’s say they were given ‘insufficient notice’ of the move – with patient records not being transferred fast enough.
The company responsible for the transfer denies the claims and says they’ve had no complaints from patients.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm
Rescued biker’s skydive for charity
A husband and wife donated almost £1,500 to life-saving charity, Surrey Air Ambulance, as they were reunited with the paramedic who helped rescue them.
Motorcyclists Sheila and Wayne Smith, from Staines, were involved in a road traffic collision on the A24 at Dorking two years ago.
Mr Smith sustained a fractured tibula and fibula and was knocked unconscious while his wife escaped with minor injuries.
Two years later, the couple were reunited with Clinical Manager, Gary Wareham, as they handed over a cheque following a sponsored skydive by Sheila.
If you would like to make a donation to the Air Ambulance please call 01622 833833. Alternatively cheques can be made payable to Surrey Air Ambulance and posted to Wheelbarrow Park Estate, Pattenden Lane, Marden, Kent, TN12 9QJ
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Boy missing in Thames at Richmond
A search is underway along the River Thames at Richmond for a missing kayaker - thought to be a 17-year-old boy.
His upturned boat and oars were spotted by the crew on a ferry just after midday.
Two lifeboats and the police helicopter are involved in the search.
Next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 pm
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