IPCC investigate claims over Milly Dowler case
The police watchdog says its investigating claims that a Surrey Police officer gave information about the Milly Dowler murder probe to the News of the World.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it was looking in to the allegations after it received a voluntary referral from the force.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Thursday, 11 August 2011
London - Surrey Cycle Classic - where to watch and map of route
Sporting enthusiasts will be getting a glimpse of the Olympics a year before the events this weekend.
148 elite cyclists will be taking part in the Surrey-Cycle Classic.
Rider Mark Cavandish will lead team GB.
Surrey’s Cabinet Member for Community services, Denise Saliagopoulos:
Where to watch the London- Surrey Cycle Classic on Sunday August 14th
The Mall - start 09.00 and finish 12.10
Fulham - 09.05 and 12.05
Putney - 09.10 and 12
Richmond Park - 09.15 and 11.55
Richmond - 09.20
Bushy Park - 09.30
Hampton Court Palace - 09.35 and 11.40
Walton-on-Thames - 09.45
Ripley Village - 10.05
Gomshall - 10.25
Westcott - 10.30
Dorking - 10.35
Box Hill (restricted access) - between 10.40 and 11.20
Esher - 11.35
Kingston - 11.50 (at which point riders will begin their return to central London, via Richmond Park, Putney and Fulham.
Croydon Tramlink remains in dire straits
Croydon’s Tramlink network is still suffering after Monday’s rioting.
The service is suspended between East Croydon and Reeves Corner.
The overhead line cables were burnt out - buses are accepting tickets instead.
There’s no word of when repairs will be finished.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
CCTV image released of man following assault in Ealing
Detectives have now released CCTV footage as part of their investigation into the serious assault of a man in Ealing during Monday nights riots.
The 68 year old was attacked at about 10.45pm on Springbridge Road and remains in hospital in a critical condition.
The man suspected of carrying out the assault is described as black, with a big build, wearing a white t-shirt with writing on the front, and dark
coloured jumper over his shoulders.
Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the incident room on 020 87214205.
Or to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
Businesses in Wandsworth to receive loans to rebuild their shops
Businesses in Wandsworth damaged during the riots, are being offered loans from the council to help rebuild their livelihoods.
Traders can apply for the funds through the Town Centre Improvement scheme, which has changed following the unrest.
The council has already started to identify those who are eligible to apply.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
17 year old female arrested in Croydon
A 17 year old female from Croydon has been arrested on suspicion of burglary.
It is in connection with the violence and disorder in the town centre Monday night.
Cyclist seriously injured in Walton
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a crash in Walton.
The rider was in collision with a car just after two this afternoon in Rydens Road.
He has serious injuries and has been flown to a hospital in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
Appeals to trace owner of dog found in riots
A young dog found wandering the streets after the riots in Hackney is recovering in South West London.
The Staffie was discovered scared and alone by a policeman in the early hours of Tuesday.
He took the dog to the Blue Cross Animal Centre in Merton High Street – where he’s been nicknamed Blaze.
He is not microchipped and welfare officers are appealing for his owners to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
Surrey schoolgirl blogs her football success
Every year two members of Surrey County FA’s Football Futures Programme are selected to attend the National FA Football Futures Camp.
Josh Godfrey and Charlotte Cox were chosen out of 43 young people involved in the scheme aged between 14-19 to go to this year’s five day event, which was being held at The Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford.
The five day course gives the opportunity for like-minded young people to come together and take part in football workshops, learn new skills and develop their leadership skills.
Charlotte kept a diary during her time at the camp and here is how she got on during her five days in Hereford....
Name: Charlotte Cox
Favourite Player: Michael Dawson (I even walked out with him when England played France U21 at White Hart Lane!)
After a three-hour journey I arrived at Hereford. Everyone from The FA was really friendly and helpful when I was checking in and I was given a goody bag consisting of lots of sports clothes and equipment .
After a few ice-breakers we began our first activity which was talking about The Respect Campaign, where we discussed which areas of the game that could be improved. We decided a big problem in football was over-enthusiastic parents in football which can take the fun out of playing.
The second day began bright and early at 7am as we had four workshops to complete! The first one was about refereeing and was held by Premier league official Michael Oliver.
We also had workshops that day on coaching and how to work with Under 11s, and the final session saw us learn how teams are run – looking at everything from the players to the managers as well as parents and physios.
An evening activity was organised at night during our stay and tonight’s was a quiz – which we lost!
The highlight of my third day at the National FA Youth camp was a demonstration given by blind footballer John Gribson. He was absolutely amazing. John would run at walls and stop only 10cm away from them, just using the echo off the wall.
I held my own workshop U11s in association with Surrey Police and intend to incorporate something like this into my presentation.
The other sessions that day covered media training and disability football. That evening’s activity was a really fun – we did our own version of the X-Factor with lots of singing and dancing.
My fourth day included information on becoming a Football Development Officer (FDO), which is what I would like to do when I’ve finished my education. An FDO helps to develop and raise awareness of the game in each county, and helps to run coaching and refereeing courses.
The evening activity this day was the best of the lot – a fancy dress disco, with the theme being ‘Superheroes.’ I went as RESPECT-REF, which saw me dress up in my referee’s kit with a red cape and mask, complete with oversize whistle and A4-sized red and yellow cards!
The whole week absolutely flew by and I was so sad when it came round to the last day. After breakfast we had a closing ceremony which included awards and speeches. It was really emotional for everybody – even some of the boys had tears when we parted ways - and I made loads of really nice friends at the camp. It was great to be with loads of like-minded people and we’re already planning a reunion.
I will never forget the Football Futures Camp – it really was a fantastic week!
If you are interested in getting involved in the Football Futures Programme, please visit Surrey County FA’s website www.surreyfa.com or contact Michelle Jeffcoate on:
Tel: 01372 384747 Email: [email protected] posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm
Jackie reporter & former policeman Alan Walsh gives his view on England's riots
David Cameron says plans are in place for water cannon to be available to police to deal with any further riots.
The Prime Minister insists the fightback is succeeding.
He says there's evidence a "more robust approach to policing in London" had resulted in a much quieter night across the capital.
Radio Jackie newsreader Alan Walsh spent 30 years as a policeman in London working on the front line during many riots including Brixton in the 80's.
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