Runnymede residents can have another chance at £100 draw
Residents in Runnymede who take part in council consultation have been given another chance to win a hundred pounds.
It’s part of a scheme to encourage residents to respond to an online questionnaire.
The results will help to form Runnymede Council’s Corporate Plan.
The questionnaire can be seen at runnymede.gov.uk and the deadline to enter has been extended to Sunday the 9th of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Richmond to refund parking fines
Richmond Council says it will repay over one million pounds for parking fines that shouldn't have been issued.
Council Leader, Lord True, admits the tickets were issued 'when the authority should have known better.'
Between April 2009 and April 2011, around 18 and a half thousand tickets were paid on supposed violations caught by the CCTV patrol cars.
On an appeal by a motorist, the parking tribunal service ruled the Council was in the wrong.
They will be writing to the registered owners of the vehicles issued tickets through the camera car asking them to apply for a refund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 am
Friday, 16 September 2011
Cigarette Gang Used Fake Boarding Cards
Gang members who smuggled 2.3 million duty-free cigarettes onto London’s streets have been sentenced to a total of 10 years.
They used fake boarding cards to pass airport security at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.
Once through, they stocked up on thousands of cigarettes to sell on the black market in pubs and car boot sales.
It’s been estimated they evaded duty taxes of over half a million pounds between February 2009 and May last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm
Dernbach looks set to play for Surrey in final
Jade Dernbach has been included in Surrey's 14 man squad for tomorrow's CB40 final against Somerset at Lords.
He's the Lions leading wicket taker in the competition this season.
It's Surrey's first Lord's final in a decade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Unexploded mortar found in Laleham
An unexploded mortar device has been found in a garden in Laleham.
Police were called to the address in Blacksmith Lane this afternoon.
The area has been sealed off with a hundred metre cordon.
Officers are in consultation with the Bomb Disposal experts on how to safely remove the device.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm
Tramlink could be extended to Sutton
The Croydon Tramlink could be extended to Sutton if the Council’s bid is successful.
Leaders from Merton and Sutton Council have joined forces, to push for bringing trams back to the town centre.
It’s one of a number of possible routes being evaluated by the TFL to expand the Tramlink network.
Merton Councillor Stephen Alambritis says; “ extending the tram route will be a huge benefit to businesses and communities in the area.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm
McLaren to create more jobs in Woking
Hundreds of new jobs could be created in Woking.
F1 team McLaren has unveiled plans to build a new applied technology centre next to its Head Quarters.
It's estimated up to 300 construction workers will be needed for the project and about 400 direct jobs will be created.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm
Tributes to a Tolworth Pupil
Police have named a child who died while at school in Tolworth yesterday.
It’s believed 5 year old Samuel Orola had been playing on a climbing frame at Tolworth Infants when he fell off.
The ambulance service was called to the school on Douglas Road just after one o’clock.
He died upon arrival at hospital.
His death is being treated as unexplained. A post mortem will take place on Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Heathrow goes Futuristic
It's more science fiction than fact - but driver-less pods are now transporting passengers around Heathrow Airport.
The Automatic vehicles have been officially launched after a trial and pick people up between the car park and Terminal 5.
The 30-million-pound system uses lasers to navigate - and will cut the number of bus journeys around the airport by 50 thousand a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm
New Malden station vandalized
People heading southbound from New Malden are being advised to seek an alternative due to vandalism to the station during the night.
Emergency services are assessing the entrance to the south bound platform.
Commuters are being advised to go to either Wimbledon or Surbiton stations if their heading to the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am
Surrey Police clamp down on anti-social cycling
Cyclists travelling through Leatherhead to Box Hill could find themselves with a-thousand pound fine.
Surrey Police are making threats that if they spot any “Anti-social” cycling, they will take action.
The fine applies to those not cycling in single file, big groups or those that make other road users slow down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am
Man left in critical condition following accident in Chiswick
A man has been left in a critical condition after a lorry collided with a car on Chiswick High Road this morning.
The accident happened in the early hours of this morning on the north side of Kew Bridge.
The driver of the car was air lifted to hospital for his injuries.
Chiswick High Road remains closed, and so far no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am
Lib Dems win Surbiton Hill by election
Liberal Democrat candidate John Ayles has won the Surbiton Hill by election.
Ayles a resident of Surbiton for the past 25 years took 997 votes, 112 clear of nearest rival Conservative Party candidate Nick Kilby.
Labour's Katie Hill was third with 349 votes.
The by election was called after Lib Dem councillor Umesh Parekh resigned last month to take up a post with Friends of the Earth.
Surbiton Hill by election results summary:
Lib dems: 997 votes Conservatives: 895 votes Labour: 349 votes Christian Peoples Alliance: 171 votes Green Party: 81 votes James Riding (Independent): 21 votes
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Boy dies in school playground in Tolworth
A five year old boy has died after apparently falling off a climbing frame at Tolworth Infants School today.
Paramedics were called to the scene just before 1pm, but he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Witnesses told Jackie News, children playing nearby were ushered away very quickly once the seriousness of the situation was realised.
Councillor Derek Osbourne, Leader of Kingston Council, told us: Kingston Council is saddened by the news of a tragic accident at Tolworth Infants School today, where a child lost his life. Our collective hearts go out to the family and friends of the child and to the whole school community. The Council will provide the support that is required for all those who are struggling to come to terms with this news. Paramedics arrived on the scene quickly following the accident but unfortunately the child died before reaching hospital. A full investigation will take place to understand the cause of this distressing accident.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 pm
New world record for Cobham stuntman
A stuntman from Cobham has smashed a world record which was first set in the James Bond Film, Die Another Die.
64-year-old Rocky Taylor drove a spinning car through a 13 by 19ft pane of glass – the largest size of glass ever used for the stunt.
Earlier this year the veteran daredevil jumped off flaming scaffolding at Battersea Power Station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
Esher MP calls for new foreign policy
The MP for Esher and Walton has called for a new foreign policy which acts in Britain's favour.
Dominic Raab suggests in the Telegraph that ties with the commonwealth have waned in recent months.
He’s also calling for foreign policy which uses Britain’s links with the US even more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm
Police appeal after fatal crash in Egham
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Egham in the early hours of this morning.
Just before 3am, a black Audi A3 was travelling on Stroude Road when it lost control on a bend and struck a tree.
The driver of the vehicle, a man believed to be in his 20s, was unconscious having suffered serious head injuries.
He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
A male passenger suffered minor head injuries and was taken to St Peter's Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm
Man jailed for attacks in New Addington
A man who attacked two takeaway delivery drivers in New Addington has been jailed for nine years.
20 year old Michael Dineen was convicted of robbery, grievous bodily harm and owning a dangerous dog.
He ordered meals to lure both men before subjecting them to "continuous and gratuitous violence.
Croydon Crown Court heard that Dineen stole the men's money and mobiles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Richmond Council tracks down drivers
Thousands of motorists are being tracked down by Richmond council.
It's so it can repay them 1 million pounds in wrongly issued fines.
Around 18 thousand drivers were penalised after the council operated CCTV "spy" car caught them committing parking and moving traffic offences.
The council has now voted to track down all affected motorists to offer them refunds, which will range from about £60 to £100.
The cars will remain off the roads until a major review has been carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
7.7 billion Euro's of EU funding for Greece revealed
It's been revealed that 7.7 billion Euro's of EU funding for infrastructure projects in Greece has been lying dormant.
The EU believes that they could help stimulate growth in its economy.
South East MEP Marta Andreasen believes Greece should now return to the Drachma.
Speaking as the European Parliament debated the Greek crisis, she says it's time for Greece to leave the Eurozone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
Surrey promoted to League 1
Surrey have been promoted.
They've beaten Derbyshire in the final County Championship match of the season at the Oval.
The wins means the Lions are promoted to division 1.
Middlesex should join them if they beat or draw their game against Leicestershire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm
Investigation after fire in Hounslow
An investigation is underway after a fire broke out in Hounslow last night.
Six fire engines were called to Lampton Road.
A quarter of the three storey derelict hotel has been destroyed.
Police aren't treating the blaze as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm
Police make new appeals after M3 crashes
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the M3 motorway near Chertsey.
The initial accident took place last Friday morning.
A white van, travelling northbound from Bagshot towards Chertsey, left the carriageway and ended up in a ditch.
Several minutes later a red Volvo came around the same bend and left the road before colliding with a safety barrier.
After the crashes police received reports that a number of vehicles had ignored warning signs displayed on electronic gantries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Two accidents in South West London
A man in his eighties has suffered chest and leg injuries in a road accident in Hackbridge.
The cyclist was in collision with a lorry on Hackbridge Road at 11:30 this morning.
Meanwhile a pedestrian has been injured in Wandsworth.
The 47 year old man was in collision with a lorry in the High Street just after 10 this morning.
He's suffered a shoulder injury and has been taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
Woman jailed for benefit fraud
An ex-resident of Surbiton and Croydon has been jailed for eight weeks after pleading guilty to benefit fraud.
27 year old Victoria Coker falsely claimed housing and council tax benefit for properties in both areas at the same time.
Each council has now recovered both properties.
She was also ordered to carry out 200 hours community work and pay costs of over 3-thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm
Harlequins re-sign Gray
Harlequins have re-signed Jo Gray.
The former England under 20 hooker made 27 appearances for the Quins last season.
He's signed until the end of the 2013/14 season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
Investigation into fire in Hounslow
A fire broke out in Hounslow just after eleven o'clock last night.
Six fire engines attended the blaze at a derelict hotel in Lampton Road after people were reported trapped inside.
But when firefighters arrived, no-one was found,although a quarter of the three storey building had been destroyed.
Police aren't treating the blaze as suspicious but an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am
Former racing driver dies in crash in Putney
It's emerged the victim of a fatal crash in Putney Heath at the weekend was a former champion racing driver.
26 year old Dane, Christian Bakkerus, died after his car overturned on the A3 at Tibbets ride in the early hours of Saturday.
He was taken to hospital but passed away on Monday night.
His career highlight was a British Formula 3 win in 2006.
But he left the sport after crashing out of the tough 24 hour race in Le Mans last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am
Warning over TB
London has more overall cases of TB than anywhere in Western Europe.
It's as new figures show cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis appear to be on the rise across Europe.
GPs and A and E doctors are now being warned to be on their guard for TB that won't respond to even the world's most powerful drugs.
The World Health Organisation says it's spreading at an "alarming rate."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am
Mo Farah warns rivals
Ahead of next year's Olympic Games,Feltham based athlete Mo Farah insists his rivals are yet to see the best of him.
It's despite a stunning win in the 5-thousand metres at the World Athletics Championships earlier this month.
Farah says a new set-up behind the scenes means there's plenty of scope for improvement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Smash and grab at Richmond jewellers
Smash and grab raiders have struck in Richmond.
Four masked robbers riding two motorbikes used a sledge hammer to smash their way into Ernest Jones in George Street.
It’s believed they made off with a couple of Rolex Watches during the raid at 9.30 this morning
The store has been targeted three times in the last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm
Man convicted of a series of petrol thefts
A man's been convicted of stealing petrol from garages in Hampton, Twickenham and Feltham.
Staff at a petrol station on the Uxbridge Road, saw 31 year old Mikal Riley from Hampton, drive into the garage.
He was wanted for stealing fuel from stations by removing his car number plates before driving onto the forecourts.
The staff refused to switch on the pump and called police.
He was ordered to pay back the value of fuel stolen which was more than 500 pounds and disqualified from driving for 12 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm
Michael joins McLaren
Woking based Formula 1 team McLaren have announced Sam Michael is joining as Sporting Director next season.
He’s been involved in the sport for 18 years – starting his Grand Prix career with Team Lotus in 1993.
Michael joins from WilliamsF1 – where he has been a company director since 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Collingwood misses out on central contract
Middlesex’s Eoin Morgan and Surrey’s Chris Tremlett have been awarded 12-month central contracts with England for the first time.
The ECB have announced a total of thirteen cricketers who have been given the deals.
Surrey’s Kevin Pietersen has had his contract renewed – along with Middlesex pair Andrew Strauss and Steve Finn.
Paul Collingwood has not.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Possible buyer for Latchmere House
Kingston Council says it is looking to the possibility of purchasing Latchmere House.
The open prison in Ham was closed last month as part of Government cuts.
The council is on the lookout for land which could be transformed into a much needed secondary school.
There are calls for the site to be protected under listed status – which means development wouldn’t be possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
New constituency boundaries ?
Business Secretary & Twickenham MP Vince Cable is leading a backlash against plans to re-draw the constituency borders.
The planned shake-up would see Mr Cable go up against Richmond Park’s Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith.
He’d need to win over two thirds of Mr Goldsmith’s existing constituency to hold onto his seat.
Cable says the plans would be like going back to the ‘19th Century’ and failed to include the ‘identity of communities’.
Meanwhile his Lib Dem colleague Tom Brake would have to fight Conservative Richard Ottaway for the new Purley & Carshalton seat.
And Tory MP Jane Ellison would go against Labour heavyweight Kate Hoey for the Battersea & Vauxhall seat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
It's a big night of local football in a variety of competitions.
Chelsea are in Euro action against Bayer Leverkusen.
Championship side Crystal Palace will be looking to claim a Premier League scalp as Wigan visit Selhurst Park in the Carling Cup.
In league 1 – Brentford are at home to Colchester United and in League 2 AFC take on Northampton at Kingsmeadow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
Monday, 12 September 2011
Meetings in Wandsworth to discuss riots
The first of a series of public meetings into last month’s disorder at Clapham Junction takes place tonight.
It's at the Battersea Arts Centre and is open to anyone directly or indirectly affected by the riots who wishes to give their views on what happened and why.
Further meetings will be held in Tooting tomorrow and Wandsworth on September 19.
The meetings will be chaired by a commissioner, Neil Kinghan, who has been asked by the council to carry out an independent review into the troubles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm
Breast Cancer charity looks to the future
The Haven breast cancer centre in Fulham is celebrating eleven years of service.
The site on Effie Road looks after an average of 40 people every day suffering from the disease.
Juanita Tennison Danecourt has been using the centre for two years.
She says the information you get in hospital is nothing like the support you get at the Haven.
For more information on the work done at the centre, click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm
'Postcode lottery' for bowel cancer survival rates
Five thousand lives could be saved every year if an end is put to a ‘postcode lottery’ of bowel cancer survival rates.
Charity Beating Bowel Cancer has released a league table of the best and worst performing areas in the country.
Deaths from bowel cancer in Kingston are one of the lowest in the country – but Richmond has one of the worst mortality rates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm
Warnock tips Barton for England
QPR manager Neil Warnock's tipped Joey Barton for an England recall, ahead of what's likely to be his club debut tonight.
The controversial midfielder's in line to face his old club Newcastle in the Premier League at Loftus Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm
Police re-appeal after fatal crash in Banstead
Police are appealing for information after a man died in a road crash in Banstead.
He spotted walking in the middle of a main road and was in collision with a car.
Police say he was seen in Croydon Lane.
The man, who was in his 30's, was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Record month at Heathrow
Heathrow has had its busiest August on record.
Owners BAA say the airport handled 6-point-6 million passengers last month.
It's a rise of nought-point-7 per cent on the same month last year, with over 82-per cent of seats filled on all flights.
Overall, BAA's six UK airports handled 10-point-7 million people, up nought-point-2 per cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Twickenham's Oliver Golding triumphs at US Open
Twickenham's Oliver Golding has won the junior singles title at the US Open in New York.
He came from a set down to beat junior world number 1, Czech, Jiri Vesely 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the final.
It was the former child actor's first taste of Grand Slam success after reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon last year.
One of Oliver's biggest fans, his mum, was unable to watch him play the final after being called up for jury service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Witness appeal after fatal collision in Banstead.
Detectives have appealed for witnesses after a man died following a collision with a car in Banstead. The man was spotted walking in the middle of Croydon Lane in the middle of the night. The main road was closed for a few hours after the incident at 1 am. Anyone with any information should contact the police on 01483 639922 and quote reference P11 26 73 55.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm
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