Passengers stranded at Heathrow Airport
Passengers are stranded at Heathrow Airport following the dispute at Quantas Airlines. Flights have been grounded in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm
History of Wimbledon RFC stolen
The hunt is on for a precious manuscript which was stolen from a car in New Malden on the evening of Thursday October the 27th.
3 files of research for a book about the history of Wimbledon Rugby Club were left on the back seat of a silver Passat Volkswagen.
The car and research belonged to Noel Ahearne, the under 18’s manager at the club.
He’s made a heartfelt appeal to anyone who may have found the files containing the story of WRFC to contact the club on 0208 946 3156 or Radio Jackie on 0208 288 1300.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
Corrected name for Para Olympian who had his wheelchair stolen
A British athlete who’s face is on the front of phone books all over London has had his specially adapted wheelchair stolen in a car theft in Chiswick.
The white BMW X 5 was taken in Merton Avenue in the early hours of Saturday October 22nd.
Along with the chair which belongs to GB para-Olympian Ade Adepitan, crutches and a basketball were stolen.
The athlete appeared on BBC TV in programme trailers featuring him in action in a wheelchair.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
The surname of Mr Adepitan was originally released incorrectly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm
Friday, 28 October 2011
The Queen becomes patron of Magna Carta Trust
The Magna Carta Trust has confirmed that the Queen has agreed to become its Patron.
It will be in time for the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in June 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
Martin Jol defends Fulham
Fulham manager Martin Jol insists the club do have ambition.
Owner Mohamed Al-Fayed this week hit back at former coach Mark Hughes' suggestion that the Cottagers didn't think big enough for his liking.
Jol also feels the west London club are looking forward and is backing Fayed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
New rail plans unveiled
Plans for a new direct rail service from south London to Heathrow have been unveiled by Wandsworth Council.
The proposal - which is based on BAA's Airtrack scheme - would provide four trains an hour from Waterloo to Terminal 5 with stops in the borough at Clapham Junction and Putney.
The plans avoid routeing extra trains through level crossings in Mortlake and Egham.
Wandsworth Council says this was a key problem with the original scheme which was scrapped by BAA in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
Lewis Hamilton gets grid penalty
Lewis Hamilton's been handed a three place grid penalty for the Indian F1 Grand Prix.
The Woking racer and also Sergio Perez were found to have ignored yellow flags in the first practice session this morning.
Ferrari's Felipe Massa finished the day fastest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm
Police hunt car thieves who stole a wheelchair
Police are investigating after a specially adapted wheelchair was stolen in a car theft in Chiswick.
The white BMW X 5 was taken in Merton Avenue.
Along with the chair which belongs to GB para-olympian Ade Odedoyino, crutches and a basketball were stolen.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Surrey Police prepare for increase in burglaries
Surrey Police will today launch a campaign aimed a reducing domestic burglaries in the county during the winter months.
Surrey sees around a 33-percent increase in domestic burglaries between the months of October and December when the clocks go back and the evenings get darker.
The campaign, titled “Burglars take more than you think - Don’t make it easy for them”, includes a short film and radio adverts urging the public to protect their homes and possessions and not to make life easy for burglars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 am
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Ex Putney Vicar resigns from St Paul's Cathedral because of the riots
A vicar who left a church in Putney in 2009 to become a Chancellor at St Paul's Cathedral has resigned in light of the protesting.
Dr. Giles Fraser, disagrees with plans to forcibly move campers saying he could not support the possibility of "violence in the name of the church."
He made the announcement on Twitter, saying he regrets his decision.
A meeting is to take place tomorrow to resolve the deadlock between anti-capitalist campaigners and the City of London Corporation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
Police name man beaten to death in his own home
A property developer who was beaten to death in his home has been named by Met Police.
Detectives say 58 year-old William John Saunderson-Smith lived a complex and reclusive life at his home in West Kensington.
He died as a result of a head injury sometime overnight last Thursday, but no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
Clocks ticking for businesses damaged by the riots
Businesses in areas like Croydon and Battersea affected by this summer's riots will have until the New Year to claim financial help.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles will announce an extension to the deadline for applications later.
Applications for the 20-million pound High Street Support Scheme were due to close in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm
Man from Bookham in court in connection a robbery
An man from Bookham appeared in court charged in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store.
24 year old Gary Egan was arrested and charged with one count of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.
He was remanded into custody and will appear at Guildford Crown Court next month for a preliminary hearing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Paedophile entering the UK has been arrested at Heathrow
A paedophile convicted of abusing young boys at an orphanage in Cambodia has been arrested after flying back to Heathrow Airport.
Nick Griffin left the UK in 2006, and ran the centre in Cambodia for five years.
New allegations have been made about Griffin when he was a scout leader in North Wales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm
Tooting's MP speaks out over government knife sentencing plans
Teenagers who threaten people with knives could face automatic jail sentences in the future.
New plans would see 16- and 17-year-olds convicted given a four-month term.
It's a surprise move from the government.
Shadow Justice Secretary & Tooting MP Sadiq Khan says it's not the issue they should be focusing on. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Vince Cable fined
Business Secretary Vince Cable has been ordered to pay a 500-pound penalty by HM Revenue and Customs after it emerged he had not paid up to 25-thousand pounds in VAT on his media work.
In the two years before he became minister, the Twickenham MP is said to have made a considerable sum from media work and book deals.
He earned an estimated 192-thousand pounds on top of his MP's annual salary of 65-thousand 738-pounds but did not tell HMRC that his income had exceeded a pre-set threshold.
A statement from his office said the mistake was made "unknowingly".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am
Oceana club goes into administration
The UK's biggest night club owner which operates Oceana in Kingston has announced that it's appointing administrators.
Thousands of jobs are now at risk after Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland pulled the plug on Luminar.
The company, which runs Liquid, Oceana and Lava & Ignite clubs in town centres across the country, says it has no other option.
Shares in the group, which employs 3-thousand full and part-time staff and operates 75 venues, have been suspended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 am
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Labour criticises new staff report
Labour are criticising a government-commissioned report which says companies should be able to sack lazy staff without an explanation.
The document by the venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft suggests the move will free up business and boost growth.
Unions say it'll horrify workers.
The Shadow Business Secretary & MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna thinks it's misguided.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
Surrey's Chief Constable off to the Met
Surrey Chief Constable Mark Rowley has been appointed as one of two new Assistant Commissioners at the Met Police.
He’ll be joined in the role by Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Simon Byrne.
New Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe says they’ll bring ‘huge levels of operational experience’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm
Cyclist injured in Tooting
A cyclist has been taken to hospital following an accident in Tooting this morning.
There was a collision between a car and rider in Summerstown just after 7 o’clock.
The cyclist was taken to St George’s hospital as a priority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm
Heathrow cuts losses
Heathrow airport operator BAA has cuts its losses after seeing an increase in passenger numbers over the past nine months.
Pre-tax losses for the period were 147 million pounds – down from 193 million in 2010. BAA says the number of passengers served at it’s airports rose by over 4 per cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm
Cable fined over VAT
Twickenham MP Vince Cable has been fined for allegedly failing to pay up to 25 thousand pounds in VAT.
According to The Sun he was given a 500-pound fine for not paying tax on his media work.
An aide to the Business Secretary said he made the mistake ‘unknowingly’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Thieves target electrical store in Sutton
Thousands of pounds worth of electrical equipment has been stolen from a store in Sutton.
Thieves smashed a hole in the roof of Currys digital in the High Street late on Sunday night or early on Monday morning.
They stole £42,000 of laptops, camcorders, cameras and other IT equipment.
They escaped with their haul the same way as they had entered - through the roof.
Police were only alerted when staff turned up for work on Monday morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
Man jailed for stealing an ice cream van in Egham
A man from Sunbury has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of stealing an ice cream van in Egham.
23 year old Gurnek Singh Ghosal also failed to stop for police so officers pursued him across Surrey.
During the pursuit the van rammed an unmarked police car causing extensive damage.
The crash also left two police officers injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm
Boas stands by captain Terry
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas says the club fully stand-by John Terry.
The Blues captain was alleged to have made racist remarks towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand during their Premier League clash on Sunday.
Villas-Boas says Terry's denial should've closed the matter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Surrey sees a series of car thefts
Four cars have been stolen in Surrey in the last few days by thieves stealing keys from inside the owners house.
2 cars in Esher, one in Warlingham and another in Camberley have all been taken since Friday.
Police say most thieves are opportunistic so make sure your house isn’t their golden ticket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Police in Sutton investigate more cons
Detectives are investigating four more reports of tricksters, including bogus bank officials and bogus solicitors, seeking to con elderly people in Sutton.
In all cases they tried to gain bank details.
In three of the four reports no money was stolen but in one case a resident lost £28,000.
In another case, one of the residents had her post redirected to a confidential address without her knowledge.
The approaches include telephone calls to residents’ home landlines and callers at their front door.
Police say if residents receive any suspicious calls or visits they should call police immediately on 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Police investigate sex assault in Bookham
Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a teenager in a car in Bookham earlier this month.
A 39-year-old man from Leatherhead has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault near to the petrol station on the Leatherhead Road.
He's been released on bail until next month November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
Police investigate Horsell robbery
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man claimed he was robbed in Horsell near Woking.
The alleged victim was standing by Basingstoke Canal when three men approached him.
It’s believed they then threatened him with a knife before making off with 500-pounds from his wallet.
The three suspects are all thought to be black men in their 20’s and were wearing dark clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Garvan in Eagles squad for cup clash
Crystal Palace take on Southampton tonight in the 4th round of the Carling Cup.
Eagles midfielder Owen Garvan could be added to the squad.
The Irishman has been out with a knee injury.
In League 1 – Brentford are in action at home to Stevenage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
Poems at tube stations
A set of poems commemorating the lives of those lost in war are now on display on all of London’s tube trains.
The six poems have been released in time to coincide with the sale of poppies ahead of Remembrance Sunday next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm
More problems for commuters around East Croydon
Tens of thousands of rail commuters who suffered travel chaos this morning are being warned to expect the same this afternoon.
A signal failure at East Croydon meant First Capital Connect, Southern, Gatwick Express and London Overground services were delayed.
Trains were reduced to a crawl as they waited to pass through the station.
A spokesman for National Rail has apologised to those affected – but says a lot of safety testing still has to be carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm
Monday, 24 October 2011
Police investigate cigarette thefts in Surrey
Detectives are investigating two burglaries at two Co-Op convenience stores in Surrey.
Both happened last Monday after access was gained to branches in The Upper High Street in Epsom and Redehall Road in Smallfield.
Three suspects, all white men, gained access to the Smallfield store and stole an estimated £5,000 worth of cigarettes.
Two suspects, wearing black motorcycle helmets forced their way into the Epsom store stealing cigarettes worth thousands of pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm
Postal scam warning in New Malden
People living in New Malden are being warned against an age old postal scam that is currently doing the rounds.
Cards have been posted through front doors from a company called the Parcel Delivery Service.
On them, they say a package is waiting and you need to ring a number to claim it.
However this is a premium rate number and some victims have already been billed over 300 pounds to call it.
If you receive one of these cards please contact the Royal Mail Fraud office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm
Jewellers shuts in New Malden
A jeweller in New Malden has been forced to shut up shop.
Ratnams on Burlington Road has been raided three times within two years.
In the last raid on October 6th, thieves made off with around 150 thousand pounds worth of jewellery.
Mr Ratnam says he now has no choice but to shut the shop which has been in business for 12 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
Police hunt distraction burglar in Worcester Park
Police are appealing for help in tracing man who conned a 93 year old out of four hundred pounds in Worcester Park.
The elderly resident answered the door to his flat off Cheam Common Road on Friday afternoon.
He allowed the suspect, who is described as a black man with short afro hair, look around his sheltered accommodation.
The man, who was asking for sponsorship, made off with a wallet and some credit cards which have been cancelled.
Anyone with information should contact Sutton police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm
Two rescued in Streatham
An investigation’s underway into a fire in Streatham.
Two people had to be rescued from the third floor window of the shop and flats on Streatham High Road yesterday morning.
They were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation injuries.
Five people were rescued from a flat roof at the rear of the property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am
Murder investigation underway in Mitcham
A murder investigation is underway after a man was stabbed in Mitcham.
It’s thought the victim was killed after a fight broke out at a community centre on South Lodge Avenue on Saturday night.
No arrests have been made so far – police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am
Police investigate copper cable thefts at St Helier
Police say thieves who stole copper cables from an electricity substation in St Helier are lucky to be alive.
The earthing wires were found to be missing after a routine inspection last Wednesday.
The substation, which supplies electricity to most of Sutton and Carshalton, is surrounded by eight foot high fencing.
Officers say the thieves could easily have been electrocuted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am
Two defeats for Streatham Redskins
It’s been another disappointing weekend for Streatham Redskins ice hockey side.
They lost 11-3 at Romford Raiders on Saturday – before going down 8-4 to the Bristol Pitbulls last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Richmond Park's MP expected to vote in favour of a referendum
Richmond Park's MP is expected to defy the Prime Minister later.
Zac Goldsmith is expected to vote in favour of a referendum on our membership of the EU along with a few other Conservatives.
David Cameron's being accused by Labour of failing to unite his party on Europe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am
Henman rallys support for a tennis centre in Chiswick
Former British number one tennis player Tim Henman has appealed to Hounslow Council to make a popular centre a permanent fixture in the borough.
The Dukes Meadow Tennis Centre in Chiswick has been refused planning permission to construct a tennis dome.
The tennis ace is rallying support for a bubble structure which would cover five courts at the centre allowing children to play in rainy and wintry conditions.
However, because the site is on metropolitan open land, which should be clearly distinguishable from built-up areas, Hounslow Council officers are likely to recommend that the planning committee refuse permission.
The matter will be discussed on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am
Sunday, 23 October 2011
New Zealanders celebrate the World over
In rugby union, New Zealand have ended 24 years of hurt by beating France eight points to seven in the World Cup Final in Auckland.
The All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock's try put them in the front in the 15th minute - but Thierry Dusautoir hit back with a try for the French in the second half.
Despite a great effort by France it was the Kiwis who held on for the victory.
These New Zealand fans, living in Wimbledon, entertained pub goers in Wimbledon Village with an impromptu performance of their native Haka after their historic win earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm
Murder investigation launched in Mitcham
A man's died after being stabbed in Mitcham.
Police were called to a community centre in Pollards Hill last night following reports of a fight.
A murder investigation has started - no arrests have been made so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm
Surrey Police will be getting into the spirit of Halloween this week.
They will be driving around in a pumpkin themed police car painted orange to try and reduce anti-social behaviour.
The 'pumpkin patrol' will be on the road for the next two week and follows a similar successful campaign last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm
Surrey road repairs
Road the size of 25 football pitches has been repaired in Surrey this year after last years biting winter just in time for possibly a new one.
The County Council says if things get bad again they'll grit an extra 110 miles of road this year with the extra salt they've purchased.
Farmers will also be recruited to help clear rural roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm
Fire in Streatham
Around 30 fire-fighters have been called to a blaze at a four storey building in Streatham High road.
Part of the second floor of the shop and flats were damaged.
Two people had to be rescued from a third floor window using a ladder, another 5 were rescued from a roof at the back of the property.
It took the fire brigade 2 hours to get the blaze under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm
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