Battersea calls for stricter regulation
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home wants better regulation over the way pets are sold online.
The charity says they've got to deal with hundreds of abandoned cats and dogs bought over the internet.
It's warning potential pet owners to be cautious when purchasing pets through websites as they may be buying banned breeds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm
Police search for missing man
Police are appealing for assistance in tracing a vulnerable man who has been missing from Kingston for 2 weeks.
34 year old Mark Andrews is white, slim with shoulder length fair hair.
Enquiries so far have suggested that he may have left the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm
Middlesex plan to keep it the same
Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser says he's not planning to make dramatic changes to his squad following promotion to Division One.
The county will play in the top flight for the first time since 2006 after winning the Division Two title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm
Blaze damages industrial unit in Uxbridge
A number of industrial units have been damaged after a fire in Uxbridge.
The blaze broke out in five units on Arundel Road in the early hours of this morning.
Part of the ground and first floors were damaged – along with a car.
The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm
Kings Speech heads to Richmond
The Oscar winning film The King's Speech is being brought to the stage.
The story about how King George the Sixth conquered his debilitating stammer, made famous by Colin Firth, was originally written as a play.
It will receive its premiere in Guildford in February, followed by dates in Richmond, Nottingham, Bath, Brighton and Newcastle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm
Stone thieves abandon haul on M25
Thieves who stole 12-thousand pounds worth of stone slabs from a driveway in Tadworth have been forced to abandon their haul on the M25.
It's after the suspension on the van they were using to transport the slabs broke under the weight – causing the tyre to blow out.
The van was left on the hard shoulder of the motorway between junctions 9 and 10 – the thieves then ran off.
The stones have now been recovered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Button fastest in Japan
McLaren's Jenson Button has topped both opening practice sessions at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso was second in his Ferrari.
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel was third for Red Bull, followed by his team-mate Mark Webber.
Button's Woking based McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton ended the opening day in a disappointing 8th place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
US want to extradite sex offender
One of America's most wanted paedophiles has been secretly living in Putney.
Convicted child molester Shawn Sullivan, who lives off Lower Richmond Road, was finally picked up by the Met Police last year.
In December the 42-year-old was granted bail and must wear an electronic tag.
US authorities want Sullivan to be extradited to face charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
Have you got room in your life for a cat in need?
More and more cats are being dumped because their owners can’t afford to care for them.
Cats Protection in Epsom says the charity has around 7,000 felines in their care nationwide.
They’re blaming the economic crisis for the rise in abandoned cats and are desperately appealing for adopters.
Pictured, are just some of the cats needing homes, Bertie and Nell.
Volunteer Sally Dawkins says kittens are hard work and families should think about taking on an older animal.
For more information please call 0208 393 3437 or click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Streatham Redskins team news
Streatham Redskins coach says they are ready to play against Wightlink despite their heavy defeat three weeks ago.
The South London side were thrashed 14 nil in that clash.
Streatham’s captain Ed Koral and Norman Pennington seem to be in contention to start on Sunday.
Coach Barry Spours says net minder Will Sanderson may also be included.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm
England rugby team news
England have left Mike Tindall out of their rugby union World Cup quarter-final line-up against France.
He'll be replaced at inside centre by Toby Flood, with Jonny Wilkinson staying at fly-half.
While Harlequins number 8 Nick Easter has also been recalled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm
Youth sentenced to detention order
A 17-year-old from Sutton has been sentenced after pleading guilty to burglary during August’s riots.
The youth, who can’t be named for legal reasons, has been given a four month Detention and Training Order.
He’d stolen a packet of cigarettes from a convenience store on Lind Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
SWT increases Oyster card top up machines
South West Trains has announced that passengers can now top up their Oyster cards at all of its ticket machines in the capital.
They say it’s a ‘significant improvement’ for commuters.
It comes over a year after they extended the Oyster pay as you go service to stations in Zone 6 – which includes Surbiton and Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm
Sara Payne takes legal action
The mother of murdered Hersham schoolgirl Sarah Payne is the latest person to take legal action over alleged phone hacking.
Sara Payne is suing the owners of the News of the World, News International.
She campaigned with the paper to introduce ‘Sarah’s Law’ which allows parents to see the addresses of convicted paedophiles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Four dogs seized in Southfields
Four suspected dangerous dogs have been seized in Southfields.
Four suspected pit bull type dogs were confiscated in a series of raids on addresses by police acting on intelligence provided by the council.
Armed with search warrants, one dog was seized from an address in Keevil Drive, another in Wainford Close and two more in Potterne Close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
Figures released on dog micro- chipping in Wandsworth
More than 2000 dogs have been micro-chipped and registered in Wandsworth since new housing tenancy conditions were introduced 2 years ago.
It's a condition of tenancy that housing estate residents must get their dogs chipped and registered on a borough-wide database.
The Council says the rules have been welcomed by the vast majority of Wandsworth residents and leaseholders.
Since they were introduced 1160 dogs have been micro-chipped and a further 954 dogs that were already been chipped have been registered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
Police make new appeals after fatal crash near Heathrow
A man has died after a collision between two cars on the M4 close to Heathrow Airport.
Jamal Mahamaud was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on the westbound section between junctions 2 and 3.
A post-mortem gave the cause of death as severe head and neck injuries.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident on the evening of Friday the 30th September to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm
Man "serious" - after Clapham shooting
A man remains in a serious condition after being shot in Clapham.
The victim was taken to hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after the shooting on Clapham High Street just before 10 last night.
The Met's Trident Unit, which investigates gun crime in the capital's black communities, has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm
Surrey PCSO admits wasting police time
A former Surrey Police Community Support Officer has admitted wasting police time.
It follows an investigation by the Force’s Professional Standards Department.
46 year old Kim Boichat who was based at Mole Valley, appeared at Aldershot Magistrates Court today where she pleaded guilty.
She was suspended from duty in July, and has now resigned from Surrey Police.
The investigation followed allegations she had been the victim of crime receiving harassing letters and text messages.
Boichat will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm
Lewis Hamilton defends his driving style
Lewis Hamilton has defended his driving this season.
The Woking based driver says he's not doing anything wrong.
The McLaren pilot has been in trouble for a spate of crashes including a clash with Ferrari's Felipe Massa at the last race in Singapore.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Blow for Epsom and St Helier NHS trust
Epsom and St Helier hospitals will not be merging with Royal Surrey County.
It’s a blow for the Trust which needs to complete a merger in order to attain foundation status by 2014.
In a statement issued this afternoon, bosses confirmed the RSC will not be submitting a merger application.
They are now waiting to see whether Ashford and St Peter’s will submit an application to merge before the deadline next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
Man sentenced to life for Sutton murder
A man’s been sentenced to life in prison after brutally murdering a pensioner in Sutton.
45 year old Stuart Crawford beat Michael Ryan to death at his flat on Devonshire Road in 2008.
Crawford then used the 67 year olds documents to withdraw 6 and a half thousand pounds – before fleeing back to Thailand.
Mr Ryan’s body was eventually found in his flat by his daughter later that year and an international arrest warrant was issued.
Crawford, who was extradited back to Britain in January, must serve a minimum of 26 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm
Driver has a lucky escape in Woking
Police say a section of Chertsey Road in Woking may be closed for the rest of the week.
It’s after a water main burst near to the McLaren Headquarters in the early hours of this morning – causing part of the road to collapse.
One car, a silver Vauxhall, became stuck in the hole.
Stay tuned to Jackie for travel updates throughout the period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Fire engulfs part of West Drayton
15 fire engines and around 75 firefighters spent the day at the scene of a large blaze at an industrial wood recycling plant in West Drayton.
Fire engulfed half of the site on Sipson Road near Heathrow - including 2 JCB diggers and 50-thousand tonnes of wood chippings.
The road will remain closed until the end of the week.
An investigation has been launched.
Yesterday eight people were injured at a blast at an industrial estate in Newchapel near Lingfield. Three remain in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm
Is it the end of the road for Stanford Bridge?
A group of Chelsea fans are weighing up an offer that could play a key role in whether the club moves to a new, bigger stadium.
The west Londoners want to buy back the parts of Stamford Bridge they sold to supporters in the 1990s so that, if they decide to move, they would be able to profit from the sale of their current home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm
Kercher family to appeal judgement
Amanda Knox is on her way home to Seattle after she was acquitted of murdering Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher.
Prosecutors - who saw their case collapse over discredited DNA evidence - have confirmed they will appeal against the verdicts.
Last night, the American and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito walked free.
They have always denied killing Meredith in Perugia in 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm
A man is found guilty of murder in Sutton
A man's been found guilty of beating to death a 67 year old man he met on a holiday, raiding his bank account before killing him.
Stuart Crawford of no fixed address withdrew £7,000 from Micheal Ryan's bank account while staying with him.
Mr Ryans body was found rolled in a rug and then pinned under a bookcase at his home in Sutton.
Crawford was convicted of the murder and will be sentenced tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm
The verdict's in over North Cheam
Residents have outlined their vision for a new North Cheam.
The area is to benefit from two million pounds worth of works thanks to Mayor Boris Johnson’s Outer London Fund.
More than 160 people have given their views to the council.
The main bone of contention is the derelict Victoria House, which many want redeveloped or demolished.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
Monday, 3 October 2011
UPDATE: Pair cleared of killing Coulsdon student on appeal
Amanda Knox has been cleared of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy.
The American's ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was also acquitted after a successful appeal.
They have always denied killing the 21 year-old in Perugia in 2007.
Hundreds of people gathered in the streets outside the court shouted "shame" when they heard about the decision.
Amanda Knox has been told she must pay 22-thousand Euros in compensation to Patrick Lumumba, a barman she falsely accused of the murder.
Knox is now likely to return to the US with her family at the earliest possible opportunity.
Prosecutors are expected to appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 pm
Camilla invloved in Molesey meals on wheels
Camilla is officially backing TV chefs the Hairy Bikers’ plans to improve meals on wheels.
The Duchess donated the fish pie recipe that was served up on the pair’s recent visit to a care home in East Molesey.
They’re touring the country urging councils to only use fresh ingredients in the meals and use volunteers where possible.
The service was introduced after the Second World War and the amount typically spent on a meal is one pound twenty five.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm
Killer who left a body in a suitcase at Heathrow convicted
A man who killed a singer and left her body in a suitcase at Heathrow Airport has been jailed for life.
28 year old Fatima Kama from Canada was attacked at her brother’s flat in North London in 1999 by Youssef Wahid.
The 42 year old then put her body in a suitcase and travelled to the airport before dumping it in a car park.
Wahid, who then fled to Beirut for 11 years, has been handed 24 years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm
Major Fire in Lingfield
Emergency services have spent the day dowsing a major fire on an industrial estate in Lingfield.
Police are now warning anyone living near the estate to keep their windows shut.
8 people were injured in the explosion at Hobbs Industrial Estate in Newchapel this morning
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm
Knox and Sollecito cleared
An Italian court has cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher in Perugia in 2007.
The pair - who were convicted in 2009 - have always denied killing the 21 year-old.
The judge ruled that the appeal would be upheld because the evidence was unreliable.
Knox collapsed in tears as the verdict was read out. She is expected to return to the United States very shortly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm
Kercher family await ruling on Amanda Knox appeal
The relatives of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher are waiting to hear if two people convicted over her murder will be freed.
An Italian court's considering their verdicts in the appeal by Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito.
This morning Knox made a statement to the court in Perugia saying she'd lost a friend and wanted the truth about Meredith's death to come out.
Speaking through a translator, she accused the Italian authorities of betraying her trust and manipulating her.
Charity fun day with a serious message to take place in Epsom
There’s growing support for a charity fun day taking place in Epsom this weekend.
Graham Clements from the town is helping organise the event on Sunday in aid of Count the Kicks and Sands.
It’s after his sister Jenny sadly lost her baby Jessica at 26 weeks.
Graham spoke to Radio Jackie:
The event starts at midday on Sunday at the Harrier Centre in King George’s rec and includes an auction, which Radio Jackie has contributed too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Residents uneasy over latest Heathrow runway plans
Campaign group HACAN say plans to trial a new ‘10 minute rule’ at Heathrow airport have caused alarm amongst residents.
Airport operator BAA has announced plans to allow planes to use both runways – if they’re running ten minutes late or more.
Currently runways are switched each afternoon to give residents respite from noise.
The first trial is due to start at the beginning of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm
Surrey library demonstrations set to continue
A campaign group says they’ll continue to oppose plans to remove paid staff from libraries across Surrey.
The Surrey Libraries Action Movement held a number of demonstrations over the weekend against the proposals.
Surrey County Council has given the go-ahead for a number of libraries to be run by volunteers – including Ewell Court and Stoneleigh.
The council say it will save money and allow them to stay open – SLAM argue it will force the libraries to close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm
Sunday, 2 October 2011
The Beavers go down in FA Cup qualifier
In the London Championship Derby yesterday Crystal Palace and West Ham drew 2-2 at Selhurst Park while Brentford were beaten 4-nil at home by Huddersfield in League 1.
In League 2 AFC Wimbledon moved up to fourth in the table after a 3-1 home win against Gillingham
And in FA Cup second qualifying round action Hampton and Richmond went down 6-2 at Southern Premier League side Arlesey Town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am
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