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Thursday, 25 August 2011

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.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Reeves family speaks out over Community Payback Scheme

Community sentences are to be revamped - making them tougher for unemployed criminals.

They'll now be made to do four days work and spend the fifth looking for a job.

At the minute they can do as little as six hours a week.

The scheme has been brought to the forefront following the recent rioting.

Many feel that the rioters and looters should be forced to do community work to help rebuild the communities left devastated.

However, Trevor Reeves, one of the owners of Reeves of Croydon which was burnt to the ground, is not in favour of the scheme.



To see how you can help with the rebuild of Reeves, click here

Hear the full interview by clicking the Red Button on the Jackie homepage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

An army of cleaners takes to the streets in Croydon
A group of friends in Croydon who rallied together to clean up their street has turned into an army of 40 thousand people.

Dan Hicks has volunteered to run the task force after recent violence left the borough with a 20 million pound repair bill.

Just one night of launching his campaign, he’s attracted 8 thousand followers.

A community day is being organised to renovate areas hardest hit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am  

Tributes are paid after the death of a girl
Tributes are pouring in for a student who passed away shortly after finding out her friend had also died.

23 year old Yasmin Sagliano suffered a fatal heart attack after the death of 25 year old Portia Jones from Chessington.

The pair grew close as they both battled Cystic Fibrosis.

The condition damages internal organs and effects nearly 9 thousand people each year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Kingston University takes a look at knife crime and gang culture
Academics from Kingston University have been working on a scheme to reduce knife crime and gang culture.

The Centre for Abuse and Trauma studies are analysing methods used to deter teenagers from gang culture.

They’re looking at St Thomas’s in Central London as a base for their research.

So far its understood that it’s the same teenagers being admitted.

In one instance, a 17 year old from Southwark has been in hospital thirty three times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

London conman has been given a prison sentence
A conman known as 'Champagne Charlie' has been sentenced to five years behind bars after committing numerous fraud offences across London.

65 year old John Clugston posed as a business man at offices, offering cut-priced Bollinger Champagne.

Once he'd been handed the money, which was often over a thousand pounds, he'd leave and not return.

It's believed he gained over nineteen thousand pounds in total across a number of London boroughs, including Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 am  

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Children speak out over closures
A record number of people want the childrens’ heart surgery unit at the Royal Brompton to stay open.

More than 75,000 people have responded to a consultation about the proposed closure of the unit.

Four options were put up for discussion – none of them included keeping the unit.

Around ten percent of those who made their feelings known were children. More than 22,000 people responded by text.

The consultation also received 25 petitions, one of which was signed by over 400,000 people.

Most of the organisations that voiced their opinions, said it would be preferable to remove the heart unit from Southampton or Leeds instead of London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

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 here
posted 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.

For more information click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Man assaulted in Chessington
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Chessington yesterday evening.

The man, in his 50's, suffered serious head injuries in the incident near Hook Road at about 6pm.

He was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in East London where he remains in a critical condition.

A man in his 40's has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

He remains in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

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