Elections for the Hampton Wick Police Liason Group
Keen members of the community in Hampton Wick are being encouraged to apply for the posts on the Police Liason Group.
The PLG at the furthest end of Richmond borough monitors crime locally and keeps contact with police.
Anyone who wants to stand for the Chairperson or Secretary of the group or nominate anyone else should contact current Chairperson Maurice Press - ahead of the next meeting on November the 2nd at Bullen Hall in the evening.
Call for co-ordinated transport engineering works
With closure of tube and rail connections for engineering work, travelling for Chelsea and Fulham fans is more difficult this weekend.
It's the second weekend the two companies have failed to co-ordinate where work's being done.
Wandsworth's cabinet member for transport, Councillor Russell King's told them they need to work together more closely if they want the public to keep any confidence in them.
He stressed that while upgrades and improvements are welcome, there is growing concern about paralysis of the system when several projects are undertaken at the same time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am
Whitton seeks Artist in Residence
Whitton wants to use artwork to promote an identity for its future.
The town's looking for an artist in residence to take over an empty shop for a month and create artwork with the inspiration of the community.
The plan is to have workshops to encourage all ages to take part.
The project which will start at the end of November came out of a survey of residents who said they wanted to celebrate their local area. They were also worried by the high number of empty shops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am
Wandsworth consults on constituency changes
Changes to parliamentary constituencies are set to reduce the number of London MPs from 73 to 68.
The Boundary Commission's proposing to have 76 thousand electors in each constituency instead of the present 67 thousand.
In Wandsworth the three present constituencies would become four – Battersea and Vauxhall, Clapham Common, Putney and Streatham & Tooting.
The public's invited to have their say on the proposed changes at two meetings at the town hall – on the 31st October and the 1st of November.
More information about the proposed changes can be found on the Council's website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am
PM meets veterans at Headley Court
The Prime Minister's said he wants to see the same level of care for the rehabilitation of injured service personnel as provided by Headley Court.
He met British military veterans who had lost limbs at the Epsom facility as the Government announced investment up to £15 million to improve NHS care for specialist prosthetic and rehabilitation centres.
The move has come after concerns from armed forces charities that civilian services could not fully support veteran amputees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am
Tagging a Stanwell Benefit Cheat
A Stanwell woman's to be electronically tagged and under a night curfew after being convicted of benefit fraud.
49 year old Kim East pleaded guilty to nine charges.
She claimed nearly 6 thousand pounds in income support, housing benefit and council tax benefits that she was not entitled to receive.
She was registered as unable to work but then failed to tell Spelthorne Council when she started a job.
In addition to repaying the money, she will also have to pay costs of £365.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am
Friday, 21 October 2011
Police appeal for witnesses to Esher bar attack
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to in connection with an assault in a bar in Esher.
Two men in their 20’s needed stitches to facial injuries after the fight in the Aquum Bar in the early hours of the 14th August.
Officers would also like to hear from anyone in the High Street area at around 2am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
TV chef appeals for missing apprentice
TV chef Jamie Oliver is leading an appeal to help trace one of the apprentices from his Fifteen restaurant.
26 year old Kevin Boyle, from Purley, hasn’t been seen for nine days.
The chef is white, stockily built, around 5 foot 6 tall and has receding fair hair.
He’s known to frequent Crystal Palace football club and Purley Baptist Church.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am
Three arrests after Croydon gun raid
Three men have been arrested after police raided houses in Croydon and Lewisham.
A number of handguns and a significant amount of ammunition were recovered from the properties.
It’s the culmination of a ten month operation targeting the supply of firearms and ammunition to gang members.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am
Surrey Police 'knew about Milly phone hacking'
The Chief Constable of Surrey Police has confirmed they knew Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone had been hacked.
Mark Rowley said the News of the World made a call to them in April 2002, which showed it had accessed her voicemail.
But in a letter to the parliamentary committee into phone hacking he said the priority at the time was to find her.
The Committee Chairman Keith Vaz says the police should have launched a criminal investigation into the paper’s methods.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Marta Andreasen wants public apology over Galileo
The EU Satellite launch will be delayed again until tomorrow.
The Galileo cost twenty-two point six billion euro, three times over budget.
It’s been criticised for poor management, ongoing delays and its technology that already exists in the form of GPS.
Former EU Chief Accountant and UKIP MEP Marta Andreasen represents the South East.
She thinks MEPS should make a public apology to tax payers for the waste of time, effort and resources surrounding the project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm
New warnings for people living in Hammersmith and Fulham
People in Hammersmith and Fulham are being warned they could face more noise if they live under the Heathrow flight path.
The airport operator BAA are beginning trials allowing the use of two runways simultaneously.
HACAN Clear skies campaign claims 150 thousand residents haven't been properly informed of the changes.
The first trial begins next month and runs until February next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm
Police hunt distraction robbers in Sunbury
Police are trying to trace two distraction thieves who conned an elderly couple in Sunbury.
The pair pretended they were unwell to gain entry to the house.
They stole credit cards making withdrawals quickly from locations in Spelthorne and parts of London.
The first suspect is a white man with short dark hair and unshaven.
The second is an Asian woman of large build with her hair in a ponytail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
If you fancy a kip – you can now have a nap at Heathrow...!
Passengers can enjoy their hours in transit in comfort under a duvet and rooms come complete with bed, shower, television and even a mini-bar.
The airport say they are the first airside bedrooms in Britain and cost around £20 for 2 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
Dog saved from fire in Mitcham
Fire crews have tackled a fire at a house in Mitcham this morning.
Most of the ground floor and half of the first floor were damaged in Hatton Gardens and the whole of the property had smoke damage.
The fire's believed to have started by the careless disposal of cigarette ash in a bin.
Neighbours were alerted to the fire by a dog barking.
The animal was rescued but suffered from smoke inhalation.
The fire severely damaged the property and has destroyed a lot of possessions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Shared Chief Exec at Councils
Two South West London councils have agreed to share a chief executive as part of moves to save money.
Hammersmith & Fulham have agreed for Derek Myers to take over as chief exec – saving 200-thousand pounds a year.
Myers has been in charge of Kensington & Chelsea council since 2000.
He’ll replace Geoff Alltimes who’s retiring after 30 years service as Hammersmith & Fulham chief.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
Pub damaged in Barnes
A pub in Barnes has been damaged by fire.
Crews were called to a two storey building on White Hart Lane last night just before 8.
It's believed the fire was accidental but a full investigation is now underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm
Man falls to his death in Brentford
Police have named a man who fell to his death from the fifth floor of a tower block in Brentford yesterday.
Christopher Hajduk, in his mid fifties, fell from the fifth floor of the building in Claypond Gardens at about 2:10pm.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are not treating his death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 am
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Man collapses in Ashford
A man has died after collapsing in the street in Ashford.
The man, who was in his late 60’s or early 70’s, was found on Woodthorpe Road in the early hours of this morning,
The road was closed for an hour while police carried out house to house enquiries.
They’re currently not treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm
Woman given curfew for using blue badge
An Earlsfield woman has been issued with a three month curfew order and must wear an ankle tag.
It's after being caught fraudulently using a blue badge that her family had reported lost.
Rukhsana Waheed was using her mother's disabled parking permit to go on shopping trips even though she was perfectly healthy and had no difficulty walking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm
Will Torres play for the blues tonight ?
Chelsea must decide whether to recall striker Fernando Torres for tonight's home Champions League match with Genk.
Torres has missed the last two league games whilst he serves a three-match domestic suspension but is available for European fixtures.
But the team have scored eight goals in his absence and Daniel Sturridge may be retained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm
Police investigate robbery in Ashford
Police are investigating after an attempted robbery on a young woman in Ashford.
The victim got off a train and was approached in Clarendon Road by two or three men on Monday night.
The suspects claimed they had a knife and tried to rob her but she retaliated and they ran off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm
Crackdown on drivers across London
A thousand police officers have been deployed across London to seize vehicles in a crackdown on uninsured drivers.
The campaign was launched by Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe is designed to disrupt other criminal activity.
160 cars have been seized and 10 people arrested on suspicion of drug, immigration and theft offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
New 'floating' development in Surbiton ?
Plans have been unveiled for a development of town houses, flats, a restaurant and marina to be built on pontoons "floating" beside the Thames in Surbiton.
The floating suburb has been proposed by Hydro Developments for a 6 hectare site.
It's part of a former water treatment works once owned by Thames Water.
Kingston council is expected to make a decision on the plans by the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
Temporary plaques at Carshalton war memorial
Temporary plaques are to be placed on Carshalton’s war memorial after heartless thieves stole the original brass ones.
The new plaques will eventually be carved from Portland stone – but won’t be ready in time for Remembrance Sunday.
Sutton Council says despite the ‘sickening’ thefts Carshalton’s war heroes won’t be forgotten on next month’s ‘special day’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm
Bees keep keeper
Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee has extended his contract at Griffin Park until 2013.
The 29 year old has played in every game of the Bees' League One campaign so far this season, keeping six clean sheets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm
Ramires misses Chelsea Euro clash
Chelsea are unlikely to have Ramires fit for tomorrow night's Champions League game at home to Genk.
The Brazilian midfielder hasn't trained today after injuring his knee against Everton - he could return in Sunday's game at QPR.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm
Man jailed for rioting in Croydon
A man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for his part in criminal activity carried out at the time of August’s riots.
19 year old Grishaj Gridi, from New Addington, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods last month.
It’s after he was found in possession of two mobile phones stolen from stores during the looting and rioting in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm
Two quizzed over attack in Chiswick
Two people have been questioned in connection with an assault in Chiswick.
A man in his fifties was found in a restaurant in Chiswick High Road on Saturday with cuts to his forehead and arms.
A woman was also found at the venue suffering swelling to her face.
A 40 year old woman and a teenager have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm
Monday, 17 October 2011
Transport dept dismiss claims about Greening
The Government is dismissing claims that the new transport Secretary won't treat aviation fairly.
Putney MP Justine Greening was promoted to the role on Friday – but in the past has campaigned against a third runway.
Her constituency is under Heathrow's flight path.
BA boss Willie Walsh has reportedly raised concerns about a possible conflict of interests.
But Greening's Transport department says she would carry out her duties fairly and responsibly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm
Police search for missing man from Epsom
Police are appealing for help in tracing a 29-year-old Epsom man who has been missing since last week.
Toby Goaman-Dodson hasn't been seen since last Thursday afternoon.
He boarded a train at Hornsey Station in North London and hasn't been seen since.
His family have not heard from him since and are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
He's white, around 5ft 9", broad build with dark brown hair and heavy stubble.
He was wearing blue jeans, a dark grey jumper, grey boots and a red striped scarf.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm
Hundreds of goods seized in dodgy trader crackdown
A major operation against dodgy traders in Sutton High Street led to the seizure of a treasure trove of counterfeit and faulty goods.
The two-day crackdown, called Operation Clean Sweep, was carried out by police and Sutton Council trading standards officers in the High Street.
More than 1,200 items were seized, including faulty mobile phone chargers and fake accessories supposedly from the likes of Apple, BlackBerry, Ed Hardy, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.
A supply of shisa – the tobacco smoked in hookah pipes – was also confiscated after it emerged import duty had not been paid on it.
A total of seven shops and 17 market stalls were targeted during the operation, which involved 10 police officers and eight staff from the council’s Business Development and Regulation Service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
Hands off Twickenham Station!
Twickenham Station is for life.
That’s the view of over 4,000 residents who are trying to block plans to grossly redevelop it.
Solum Regeneration has so far submitted three plans for an eight storey tower block to be built above the existing station.
But Twickenham Councillor Scott Naylor says developers should be trying to preserve this little piece of history.
A meeting is taking place tomorrow evening at York House for anyone who wants to attend, from 7.30pm
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