Top GCSE results reinforce reputation
Sutton’s reputation as one of the best areas in the country for education has again been confirmed with today’s outstanding GCSE results.
Pupils from the 14 London Borough of Sutton secondary schools were among the 750,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland picking up their GCSE results today.
Early indications show that grades in Sutton are set to remain exceptionally high with 76 per cent of young people gaining five or more A* - C grades including English and maths while 94 per cent received five or more A - Cs at any subject.
Both of these figures show an improvement on the 2010 results in Sutton and are expected to be well above the national average.
One of the schools celebrating was Carshalton High School for Girls, which recorded its best ever results. All pupils passed their exams, and an impressive 90 per cent achieved five or more A* to C grades.
Twins Vipna and Vinal Patel took home 24 A*-B grades between them. Vipna said: “We worked really hard for these; I don’t think exams are getting easier – we’re just working harder! We’ve not told our parents yet, but I think they’re going to be really happy.”
Suspect wanted in connection with Tooting stabbing
Police are appealing for help to trace a man who they’d like to speak to in connection with a stabbing in Tooting.
A 28-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after the attack on Derington Road on the evening of Friday 5th August.
It’s thought he was stabbed in the chest after an argument.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm
Third man arrested in connection with murder of Croydon teenager
Three people have now been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Croydon teenager.
17 year old Kelvin Chibueze was killed after an argument with another group of people at a party in Ilford last week.
A 19-year-old remains in police custody, while two 30 year old men have been bailed while police carry out further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm
Man in his 20's shot in Croydon
A man’s in hospital in a serious condition after being shot in Croydon last night.
Police were called to the incident at an address on Moorland Road shortly before 9 o’clock.
The victim is believed to be in his 20’s.
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am
Police search for missing Fulham man
Police are appealing for help to trace a man missing from his home in Fulham.
60 year old Abdurahman Mohammed hasn’t been seen since leaving his house for a walk on Monday evening.
Officers are particularly concerned as he suffers from dementia, diabetes and high blood pressure.
It’s thought he may have left home without any money or medication.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Man from Isleworth showcases his musical talent
A singer songwriter from Isleworth is hoping to hit the big time.
25 year old Louis Harris Tench is getting ready for the release of his soul ballad King.
He popped into the Jackie studios to tell us where the inspiration for his music has come from.
For more information on Louis and his music, click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Monday, 22 August 2011
Man guilty of Heathrow suitcase murder
A man has been found guilty of murdering a woman whose body was found dumped in a suitcase at Heathrow airport.
Former air steward Youseff Wahid was extradited from Bahrain last year - he'll be sentenced in October.
The body of 28 year old Fatima Kama was discovered in July 1999 by Heathrow passengers.
She'd been on a visit from Canada, and was described as a 'vivacious and attractive Holly Golightly character'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm
Man seriously assaulted in Chessington
A man’s in a critical condition in hospital after being seriously assaulted in Chessington.
He was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after the attack on Hook Road at around 6pm yesterday.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm
Surrey youngsters go football mad
Several teams from throughout the County enjoyed a guided tour of Wembley Stadium last week thanks to a scheme organised by the Surrey County FA.
Clubs that had achieved Charter Standard status were offered heavily discounted tickets to visit the famous 90,000-seat arena and on Friday over 30 excited parents and children travelled up to the home of English football.
The Surrey-based clubs treated to the amazing experience were the Dorking Saints, Claygate Royals, Kingswood Falcons , Esher FC, Guildford Saints, Horsley FC and Cranleigh Youth.
The tour started with a look at the crossbar from the 1966 World Cup Final, made famous by Geoff Hurst’s shot which, after hitting the underside of the frame, bounced on the line but was the goal was still given.
The group was then taken to down to the changing rooms, where several shirts – including Wayne Rooney’s, Steven Gerrard’s and Jack Wilshere’s jerseys were on to display – with the group getting their photos taken with their favourite players’ top.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
Gym to raise vital funds for charity
The River Club in Old Malden is doing its bit to help charity.
Its agreed to lower its joining fees in September with the full amounts going to The Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.
Bosses say they made the decision after seeing the amazing work done by the charity.
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