Staines by another name?
Residents of Staines are to get their chance to say if their town's name should be changed to Staines upon Thames.
Spelthorne Council has voted to have a public consultation during the month of October.
It's open to anyone in the borough to give their views on the Council's website at www.spelthorne.gov.uk.
Local businesses hope that a change in name will improve perceptions of the town which has been mocked in an Ali G film and by comedians.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am
Isleworth Pub fined over staff death
An Isleworth pub has been fined 12 thousand pounds at Feltham Magistrates Court and ordered to pay a further 10 thousand in costs for serious health and safety failings which lead to a death in September 2008.
The incident happened at the Bridge Inn Pub when 73 year old Catherine Maher, a member of the bar staff, fell down the pub's cellar steps and died from severe head injuries.
Hounslow Council investigated and found the Bridge Inn Partnership - who own the pub - failed to ensure a safe working environment or to carry out a sufficient risk assessment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am
Cutting Food Waste in Hounslow
Hounslow residents are being given the chance to win restaurant vouchers and food hampers in exchange for cutting food waste.
77 thousand tonnes of food was thrown away in West London last year.
The borough's teamed up with the charity Wastewatch to launch a 'Love Food Hate Waste' programme.
They want people to pledge to cut their household food waste.
Tips on how to save up to £50 a month can be found at www.westlondonwaste.gov.uk/pledge.
The campaign's team will be holding cooking lessons and workshops over the next 8 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am
Friday, 23 September 2011
Trouble at the top of Surrey County Council
Trouble at the top of Surrey County Council has taken an unexpected turn.
A spokesman for Surrey County Council has revealed that the recently sacked, Deputy David Hodge is now leading Surrey's Conservative group.
With the support of other councillors, he's replacing his sacker, and former County leader Dr. Andrew Povey.
Earlier today, Ian Lake, who was in charge of transport for the county was sacked over what's being described as a “disagreement”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm
Half-marathon runner pays tribute to Kingston cancer victim
A man from Kingston is running a half marathon on Sunday in memory of his friend who passed away three weeks ago.
Ian Freedman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just six months ago.
Peter Edward is taking part in the ‘Run To The Beat’ Half Marathon at The 02.
He paid this tribute to Ian.
For details of how you can donate to Peter’s charity, Pancreatic Cancer UK, go to www.justgiving.com/Peter-Edward-running-in-memory-of-Ian-Freedman
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Update on Croydon fire
Firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze in Croydon that started in the early hours of yesterday.
Parts of the warehouse on Purley Way, which is used for the manufacture of rubber products, are still on fire.
Three gas cylinders are also being cooled down – to prevent them from exploding.
It’s not yet clear what started the fire – an investigation is due to begin shortly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm
Battersea sees an increase
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is seeing an increasing number of pregnant dogs arriving at it's doors.
The Charity says many of these animals are being dumped by owners who failed to get their pet neutered and who are unwilling or unable to cope with the consequences.
The number of births at Battersea, has shot up with 32 puppies born so far this year compared to only six for the same period last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Police arrest two on suspicion of robbery
Detectives have arrested two women in connection with an attempted robbery in Warlingham.
A 28-year-old from South Croydon and a 26-year-old from Croydon were arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Both suspects are at Reigate Police Station assisting police with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am
New Malden school parents call for TFL apology
Parents at a school in New Malden are demanding an apology from Transport for London.
It’s after a group of inspectors seemingly targeted new pupils from the Holy Cross school travelling home on the bus.
Six young girls were taken off the free bus, issued with fines and left on the side of the road – because they didn’t have an Oyster Card.
One of the girl’s parents, Karen Cracknell, spoke to Radio Jackie's George Alderman.
Another of the girl’s parents, Louisa Dunne, says three policemen at the bus stop should have done more for the children.
When asked TFL declined an interview but did release the following statement:
‘Although the Revenue Protection Inspectors dealt with this situation according to TfL policy, we recognise that the situation could have been handled differently and perhaps more sensitively.
Passengers who wish to submit an appeal against the penalty fare can do so following instructions included in correspondence that will be sent to them confirming the penalty fare and their right to appeal.’posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am
Police release video of Croydon riot suspects
Police stepped up their campaign to bring to justice those involved in last month’s riots on BBC’s Crimewatch last night.
They showed a video of suspects wanted in connection with people forcing their way into and looting PC World in Croydon.
So far more than two and a half thousand people have been arrested – with over one and a half thousand charged.
Help wanted to trace missing teenager with Kingston connections
Police in Hertfordshire are appealing for help to trace a missing 15-year-old girl.
Amelia Fairchild hasn’t been seen since last Friday afternoon.
She has family in Kingston and could also be anywhere in the Croydon or Brixton areas.
She’s white, around 5 foot 4, with long dark wavy hair, green eyes and has a number of piercings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Police car involved in crash in Surrey
Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after one of its cars was involved in an accident on the northbound A3 yesterday.
The marked vehicle, which was displaying blue lights, was responding to an emergency call when it collided with a black Toyota Avensis at around 4:20pm.
There were no injuries but both vehicles were damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
Licence review for Woking kebab shop
A kebab shop in Woking has had its licence reviewed after continuing to sell food after hours.
Diamond Kebab on the Broadway was also criticised for failing to maintain an effective CCTV system.
Their licence has been suspended for a week to allow staff to be trained in regard to late night refreshment and using CCTV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm
Health chiefs in Surrey encourage MMR jab
Health Chiefs in Surrey are urging parents to get the MMR jab for their children following an outbreak of measles.
New figures show there were 115 cases in Surrey and also Sussex in the first six months of this year.
That's more than double the number for the whole of last year.
Dr Angela Iversen from the Surrey and Sussex Health Protection Unit says the virus is spreading through un-vaccinated children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm
Vulnerable woman found safe and well
A vulnerable woman who went missing from Hampton Wick has been found safe and well.
78 year old Cecily Penny suffers from Alzheimers and disappeared yesterday just after 1pm.
She was found safe and well in Kingston town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm
Quins boost league squad
Harlequins Rugby League have signed Australian Prop Jarrad Hickey for next season.
The 26 year old joins from Wakefield Wildcats and will be part of pre-season training ready for their 2012 campaign in the Super League.
He has also played in the NRL with Canterbury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm
Croydon fire update
50 firefighters remain at the scene of a large fire at a warehouse in Croydon.
Fire crews were called just after 1 this morning to Purley Way.
The two storey warehouse has been badly damaged by the fire and part of the roof has collapsed.
Some parts are still on fire.
Three gas cylinders are inside the building and a temporary hazard zone has been set up.
The warehouse contained a number of tyres which created a large amount of thick, black smoke.
Firefighters are likely to remain at the scene for most of the day and the cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Police search for missing man
Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who's been reported missing after he absconded from a hospital in Surrey.
27 year old David Hutchinson was a patient detained under the Mental Health Act at a unit in Dorking.
He was last seen running near to the Royal Surrey hospital in Guildford yesterday afternoon.
He's white, 6ft , medium build with short dark hair and scar on his right arm.
He was wearing light blue jeans, a dark navy jacket, possibly a green striped t-shirt.
He's known to have connections to the Sussex area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Surrey Council Leader to stand down
Surrey County Council's Leader Dr Andrew Povey is to step down from his position next month.
In an official statement he said he intended to stand down at the next Full Council meeting on October 11.
Dr Povey who became council leader in 2009, has indicated that he wishes to develop his own business interests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
URGENT APPEAL to trace woman in Hampton Wick
Police are urgently searching for a vulnerable woman who's missing in Hampton Wick.
78 year old Cecily Penny suffers from Alzheimers and was last seen just after 1 this afternoon.
She's white, small, with white hair and wearing a green jacket and black skirt.
Officers believe she maybe in the Twickenham Road area.
Anyone with any information should call police immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm
Harlequins re-sign back rower
Harlequins have re-signed back rower Maurie Fa’asavalu.
It will see the Samoan remain with the club until at least the end of the 2013/14 season.
Fa’asavalu, who is currently at the World Cup with Samoa, joined Quins from rugby league side St Helens last season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm
Good news for drivers in Woking
There's some long awaited good news for drivers in Woking.
Woking Borough Council and its contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick, have announced that Kingfield Road Bridge will reopen next month.
It will open by Wednesday 19th October.
It was closed as part of the Hoe Valley Scheme to allow the old Victorian structure to be demolished and a new bridge to be constructed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm
Police investigate 'nasty' attack in Carshalton
Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack on a 20-year-old man in Carshalton.
The man was walking along Westcroft Road with headphones when he was hit over the head with a heavy metal object.
Two other men joined in the attack kicking the victim.
The victim suffered a head injury.
One of the attackers is white, aged late 20's or early 30's with a slim face short blond hair and is clean shaven.
Police say it was a particularly nasty attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm
Police in Woking send letter to burglars
Police in Woking are sending a letter directly to the top ten convicted burglars, who either live or offend in the area.
It's to warn them that they are using of a unique forensic marking product.
SelectaDNA is now being used in residential and business properties throughout Woking.
The marking kit contains a unique synthetic code which when applied cannot be seen by the naked eye but can be recovered by specially trained staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm
Images of Wandsworth riot suspects released
Police in Wandsworth have released more images of people wanted in connection with last month’s riots.
They’re wanted for a variety of offences including burglary, assault, arson and criminal damage.
To see the images go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/metropolitanpolice/sets/72157627587427911/
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am
Cyclist injured in Esher collision
A man’s been injured after a collision between a car and scooter in Esher this morning.
The male motorcyclist injured his wrist in the incident close to the level crossing on Hampton Court Way just before 9 o’clock.
The driver of the car was unharmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am
Shortage of London consultants leads to 'needless' deaths
Hundreds of people die every year in London’s hospitals because of a lack of consultants available at weekends.
A report by the strategic health authority says there are more than 500 avoidable deaths in the capital every year.
It also revealed ‘stark’ differences in consultant hours across London’s hospitals.
While Croydon Health Services could expect an on-call consultant 9 hours a day, King’s College only had cover for 2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am
New Malden psychic exposed?
A clairvoyant from New Malden has been accused of using off stage helpers during her shows.
Psychic Sally, or Sally Morgan, angered fans at a performance in Ireland when they heard a man seemingly tell her what to say.
But she’s denied any claims of fraudulent behaviour – saying they’re ‘utterly balderdash’.
A spokesman for the theatre in Dublin said the voice belonged to a lighting technician.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
International Day of Peace comes to Tolworth
Today Is International Day of Peace.
Millions of people around the world will mark the event which aims to promote tranquility and harmony.
Students at Tolworth Junior School will also be celebrating. They'll be wearing white and lighting white candles.
Eight year old Aliyah Sulaman has put her thoughts into words.
Eight year old Miles Ellis has also created a poem.
Irma Tiskute is ten years old.
And finally, here is nine year old Ella O'Malley
Photo courtesy of Surrey Comet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 am
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
New unit opens at St George's in Tooting
A new resuscitation unit at St George's Hospital in Tooting has officially opened.
The Mayor of Wandsworth Jane Cooper, officially unveiled the £1.4m unit.
The unit has been expanded and refurbished as part of the hospital’s development as a major trauma centre.
The facility provides eight resuscitation bays each with a large bed space to allow emergency care staff to manage the most complex of cases.
It also houses a dedicated overhead x-ray system built into the ceiling of the department.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Decision due on damaged building in Whyteleafe
Engineers say a building damaged by a fire in Whyteleafe may have to be demolished.
The blaze broke out just after midnight at the three-storey property on Godstone Road.
The road is expected to stay closed until tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Bungee jump didn't cause Easter injury
England & Harlequins number 8 Nick Easter, did not injure his back doing a 134-metre bungee jump according to the RFU.
He pulled out of the 41-10 rugby union World Cup win over Georgia, Thomas Waldrom has been called up as temporary cover.
Apparently Easter trained OK after his bungee jump, but then felt tightness in his back before the game against the Eastern Europeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm
Two men from Sutton jailed for rape
Two men from Sutton have been jailed for a total of 36 years for raping 2 young women.
28 year old Jermaine Kraftner and and 36 year old Corrie Pinney were convicted of numerous offences including 7 counts of rape.
22 year old Cassie Webb from Croydon who was present during one of the attacks was convicted of aiding and abetting ABH and sentenced to 150 hours community service.
On sentencing police say both are dangerous sexual predators and London will be safer with them both in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm
Drogba back for Chelsea
Didier Drogba will play his first game in nearly a month when Chelsea take on Fulham in the Carling Cup tomorrow night.
The striker has been out with concussion, but is now ready to return.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm
Payout details emerge for Milly's family
The family of Milly Dowler has been offered a deal worth around 3 million pounds in compensation, after the News of the World hacked into the murdered schoolgirl's voicemails after she disappeared from Walton in 2002.
2-million will go directly to the family and 1-million will go to charity straight from the pocket of News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch.
Legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg thinks the media tycoon wants to settle the embarrassing saga as soon as possible. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am
Monday, 19 September 2011
Sutton Benefit Cheat Caught
A mother of three from Sutton has pleaded guilty to benefit fraud after falsely claiming she was a single parent.
35 year old Maria Rowlingson told Sutton Council she lived alone with her children when in fact her husband also lived with them
She claimed nearly 17,000 in tax credits, income support and council tax benefits over a three-and-a-half-year period.
She was finally caught after a tip-off to the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm
Armed Robber Sentenced
A prolific armed robber who targeted betting shops in Wallington and Thornton Heath has been sentenced today.
52 year old Joe Williams was arrested in August by the Met Police Flying Squad following a thorough investigation.
The court heard how Williams was a serving prisoner who was on day release when he committed the robberies.
He has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm
Pitch damage repaired at AFC Wimbledon
AFC Wimbledon are in the process of repairing damage to their pitch.
The club says they believe some-one broke in on Saturday night and set off a sprinkler which caused the foot deep hole near to the centre circle.
The turf should be fixed for Saturday when Kingstonian take on Hendon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
Surrey firms strike Olympic gold
Surrey firms have won 90% of the value of all Olympic contracts in the South East.
Together they are worth more than £740 million pounds.
In a speech to Surrey's business community Cabinet Member Ian Lake praised local firms.
He stressed the importance of an Olympic “economic legacy that will stretch far into the future".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm
Two injured after crash in Roehampton
Two people have been taken to hospital after a collision between a car and bicycle in Roehampton this morning.
A 31-year-old man has been taken to St George’s in Tooting as a priority – suffering from head and leg injuries.
A 20-year-old woman is also being treated for neck injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
Boris says no prison for violent drunks
The Mayor of London says violent drunks should be allowed to stay out of prison as long as they "stay off the booze".
Boris Johnson says anyone convicted of alcohol-related violence should attend a police station twice a day instead, to take a breathalyser test and prove they're sober.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he claims a similar scheme in South Dakota has cut the prison population by 14-per cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm
Final meeting in Wandsworth to talk about riots
The final public meeting about August’s civil unrest will be held on tonight at the Wandsworth Civic Suite.
This will be the last chance to have your say about the causes and impact of the troubles.
The council's appointed an independent commissioner, Neil Kinghan, to review the events at Clapham Junction and elsewhere in the area.
He will chair the meeting, which will also be attended by senior council and police leaders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
Michael Winner ties the knot
Film director Michael Winner has finally tied the knot.
The 75 year old married 70 year old Geraldine Lynton-Edwards after 50 years of courtship.
The happy couple arrived at Chelsea Old Town Hall earlier in a black rolls Royce.
The groom was dressed in a dark suit and white open-necked shirt.
The bride wore an ivory coat over a white, knee-length dress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
Surrey campaign groups continue to oppose library cuts
Residents are grouping together to protest against cost cutting plans for Surrey’s libraries.
Surrey County Council plan to replace paid workers with volunteers at libraries including Hersham and Shepperton.
Campaign groups Surrey Library Action Movement and Friends of Ewell Court library are holding a public meeting in Byfleet tomorrow.
SLAM member John Godfrey & Cathy Scott, from Friends of Ewell Court library spoke to Radio Jackie's George Alderman. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm
Sunday, 18 September 2011
For Surrey, life begins at CB40
The county cricket season is now at an end, and it's been quite a week for Surrey.
They beat Somerset to win the CB40 final at Lord's yesterday, which follows up their promotion to Division One of the County Championship.
Rain stopped play several times before Surrey claimed victory.
Captain Rory Hamilton-Brown led from the front as Surrey won the match by five wickets at Lord's on the back of his 78 from 62 balls.
The win saw the Brown Caps lift their first trophy since they won the Pro 40 and Twenty20 double in 2003 while for Somerset it was their fifth straight cup final defeat
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am
BA still want third runway
British Airways still hasn't given up on the idea of building a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
In a formal submission last week BA urged Hillingdon council not to approve any development of villages that could “jeopardise future development of a third runway”.
Last year the government scrapped its plans for the runway after residents, green groups and council's won a high court ruling against the proposed expansion.
The council has rejected the airline's request.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 am
Harlequins welcome three millionth fan
Harlequins continued their winning start to the Rugby Union season with a convincing 49-6 victory over Gloucester at the Stoop.
They picked up a bonus point for the win.
It wasn't the only thing the Quins were celebrating yesterday as they welcomed their 3-millionth fan through the gate since the start of Premiership rugby in 1997.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 am
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