Missing woman south of Godalming
Police are searching for a missing 22 year old woman in the area of Hydon Heath and Busbridge Woods – south of Godalming.
Heliki Vahi has been missing since Wednesday afternoon.
Detectives are searching on the ground and by air.
She's described as white with a fair complexion and dyed orange hair, styled in dreadlocks.
Anyone who sees Helike who is orginally from Estonia should phone 101 and quote reference M/11/1098.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm
Friday, 4 November 2011
Photographer makes appeal to find stolen equipment
A photographer from Thames Ditton is making an appeal after she had valuable equipment stolen during a burglary.
Catherine Harvey had clients photos, a nikon camera and a laptop pinched from her home on Warwick Gardens on Monday.
Her equipment is estimated to be worth nearly 5 thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
Man arrested on suspicion of illegal payments
A 48-year-old man's been arrested by police investigating allegations of illegal payments made to officers by journalists.
The man, who's believed to be a journalist, was arrested at about 10.30 this morning at an address outside London in connection with allegations of corruption.
Scotland Yard says he's not a police officer and is being questioned at a police station in South West London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
Barn Elms ruled out of Thames Tunnel
Thames Water has announced that Barn Elms playing fields will no longer be the site for the construction of the Thames Tunnel.
The decision to place the main drive shaft for the proposed ‘super sewer’ in the area was put up for public consultation.
But after a number of protests from residents, councillors and MP’s Thames Water has decided to look for another site.
A new consultation will begin today and run until February next year
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm
Investigation after fire in Barons Court
A woman’s been taken to hospital after a fire in a four-storey block of flats in Barons Court.
A quarter of the second floor flat was damaged – while the woman suffered smoke inhalation injuries.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm
Vince Cable apologises
The Business Secretary Vince Cable has apologised after sensitive documents were found in bins left outside of his constituency office in Twickenham.
The documents included correspondence from other ministers and personal details of his constituents.
Mr Cable says he takes "full responsibility" for what he's described as an "unacceptable breach of privacy".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Deal agreed to buy BMI
International Airlines Group - which owns British Airways and Iberia - is to buy BMI.
IAG has agreed to buy the troubled airline from German carrier Lufthansa.
The move gives BA more room to grow with greater access to takeoff and landing slots at Heathrow.
The deal is subject to regulatory clearance but Virgin Atlantic has already voiced opposition to the takeover, saying it's "disastrous for consumer choice and competition".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Police hunt armed robber in Windlesham
An armed man wearing a balaclava has attempted to rob a post office in Windlesham.
The man entered the post office in Updown Hill carrying what appeared to be a handgun.
He demanded staff hand over money but fled empty-handed when the alarm was activated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm
Cyclist injured in Egham
A cyclist has suffered head injuries in Egham in the early hours of this morning.
Officers were called to Prune Hill, close to the level crossing just before 6 this morning.
A woman in her forties was found lying in the road.
She's now in a stable condition in hospital.
Police are appealing for information to help establish the exact circumstances surrounding how the woman sustained her injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm
Cricketers jailed for betting scam
A judge has accused four Pakistan men of damaging the integrity of cricket.
They were involved in a spot-fixing betting scam against an England match.
Croydon based agent Mazhar Majeed was sent to prison for 2-years and eight months.
Former captain Salman Butt received 2 and half years.
Bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were jailed for 1 year and 6 months respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm
Sewage spill investigation underway
An investigation into a large sewage spill in Feltham may take 'many weeks to complete'.
The Enviroment Agency says it's now in the process of interviewing people and taking samples.
The pollution happened in the River Crane last week killing at least 3 thousand fish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Sutton steps up fight against memorial thieves
Sutton Council is stepping up the fight against thieves who steal metal from war memorials.
Plaques were recently taken from the Carshalton war memorial.
Now the remaining memorials in the area will be forensically marked with smartwater which can be seen under a UV light.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
Double yellow lines for New Malden's residents?
People in a part of New Malden are up in arms over the council’s suggestion to implement double yellow lines.
Residents in Chestnut Grove received a letter last week asking them to voice their opinions on the matter via a survey.
The road is situated between two schools and also near New Malden station meaning parking is notoriously bad.
However some residents don’t have drives and are questioning where they would park if the lines were implemented.
To have your say go to Kingston Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Michael speeds into McLaren
Sam Michael is to join McLaren as sporting director for the final two races of the Formula 1 season.
The Australian joins the Woking based team from Williams where he was technical director.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm
M4 is now quicker for drivers
Motorists heading into Heathrow on the M4 have shaved 60 seconds off journey times after a controversial bus lane was scrapped.
The motorway’s third lane was reopened last year – after Lord Prescott turned it into a bus lane in 1999.
The Highways Agency came up with the figure after comparing journeys captured on camera between January and June to last year.
Next year the bus lane is to be temporarily restored for the Olympics – after which it’s likely to be scrapped altogether.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Police confirm body found is missing Ewell man
Police have confirmed that a body found in the River Thames was that of missing Ewell man Toby Goaman-Dodson.
The 29-year-old was last seen on the 13th October when he boarded a train in North London.
His body was discovered in the Thames near London Bridge on Monday.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm
Libraries popular in Croydon,Hounslow and Sutton
Library services in South West London are as popular as ever.
New figures show Croydon is third in a league table of the number of visitors with 1.1 million each year.
Hounslow is 10th with just over 700 thousand visits and Sutton 15th.
The top visited library in the UK is in the one in Norwich.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Man jailed for bike theft in Kingston
A man from Hampton has been jailed for five months after being found guilty of stealing a bike from Kingston.
Scott Mills-Jones was caught on CCTV taking the 500-pound bicycle in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
Police investigate knifepoint robbery in Weybridge
Police are investigating a knifepoint robbery in Weybridge.
Three suspects threatened staff at the Blockbuster store in Queens Road on Monday night.
They went behind the counter and one of the men threatened the member of staff with a knife.
The other two suspects loaded bags with DVDs and various computer games for the Xbox and Playstation 3 consoles.
It's believed they made off in a white Vauxhall Combo van.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Police make drugs seizure in Tooting
More than £2.5 million pounds of cocaine has been seized by police in Tooting.
During the operation five men - aged between 25 and 45 - were arrested and 70 kilos of cocaine and a million pounds of cash were seized.
Five men have been taken to police stations across South London where they remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
Man attacked near Sunbury Cross
Police in Spelthorne are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and his car stolen in the early hours of this morning.
A 69 year-old man was driving a black Kia Magentis just north of the Sunbury Cross Roundabout at ten-to-three this morning.
He pulled into a lay-by off the A316 Country Way to make a phone call.
The victim was then approached by the suspect.
He was hit over the head twice, his car-keys stolen before the suspect drove off in the black Kia.
The suspect is described as a white man, 5ft 6ins tall, of athletic build with cropped hair and was wearing a dark t-shirt, jeans and trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Jackie's presenters go all out to wait on diners at exclusive charity auction and dinner
Radio Jackie’s presenters are celebrating after another record breaking charity dinner and auction last night.
A massive £5,700 was raised during the event at the Wharf restaurant in Teddington.
The centre looks after 10% of London’s breast cancer sufferers and 25% living in Hammersmith and Fulham.
It’s tradition for Jackie’s presenters to wait on their guests during the annual charity night.
But did we live up to head chef and proprietor Ray Neve’s high standards? posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
New rules for Kingston's pubs and clubs
Central Kingston is now a cumulative impact zone.
This means pubs and clubs in the designated area will have to prove any future proposals won’t add to drunken disorder.
It was previously the case that any objectors to drinking applications had to prove their case but the new rules mean the emphasis is clearly on management.
The decision was reached at a licensing meeting last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
Free grit scheme extended in Sutton
A free grit handout in Sutton has proved so popular, the council is extending the offer.
Around 8 thousand residents have already collected their bags in time for the winter weather.
It’s now being repeated on November 12th and 13th. If you are elderly or infirm, you can arrange for a delivery.
To find out where your nearest pick up point is go to Sutton.gov.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm
Do you live under the flightpath?
Those keen to voice their concerns over Heathrow’s new runway trials can now do so on the Richmond Council website.
From today, for four months, the airport is experimenting with using both runways.
Usually runways are switched at 3pm to give residents a break from noise.
Those who wish to can report whether they feel noise levels have risen or fallen – they need only leave their postcode.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm
Parts of the M25 were closed for over nine hours today after a lorry spilled a load of diesel.
The accident happened just after 4.30 this morning at Junction 8, the turn off for Reigate.
The clockwise stretch was closed causing 19 mile tailbacks and delays of almost 2 hours for commuters.
The road is now being resurfaced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm
Man collapses on Richmond Bridge
An 80 year old man collapsed on Richmond Bridge earlier.
The elderly pedestrian suffered a heart attack just before half past twelve.
Richmond Bridge was closed briefly while paramedics attended to him.
He was taken to Kingston hospital where his condition is unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm
Shooting Star CHASE sparkles during a visit from The X Factor
Children and teenagers cared for by Shooting Star CHASE have met this year’s X Factor finalists during a special visit to celebrate their charity single.
The final 16 contestants visited the charity’s Guildford hospice, Christopher’s, following the announcement that their cover of Rose Royce’s ‘Wishing on a Star’ will be raising money for ACT & Children’s Hospices UK.
The sixteen acts performing on the single are the boys: Frankie Cocozza, Craig Colton, Marcus Collins and James Michael; the girls: Janet Devlin, Amelia Lily, Sophie Habibis and Misha Bryan; the groups: Nu Vibe, Little Mix, The Risk and 2 Shoes; and the overs: Kitty Brucknell, Johnny Robinson, Jonjo Kerr and Sami Brookes.
They spent the morning meeting children and teenagers cared for by Shooting Star CHASE, which cares for over 500 families with a child or teenager not expected to reach their 19th birthday in Surrey, western London and West Sussex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am
Monday, 31 October 2011
New Heathrow flight paths
New flight pattern timetables for Heathrow will be dropping through doors today.
People living in Battersea, Wandsworth and Putney will receive a letter from airport operator BAA.
It’s after the announcement Heathrow is to use this month to experiment with using its two runways simultaneously.
The idea is to try and reduce flight delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm
Draw for FA Cup
The draw's been made for the first round of the FA Cup.
Sutton or Leatherhead will play Kettering.
AFC Wimbledon will play Scunthorpe and Brentford are also at home to Basingstoke.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm
Warning from McLaren boss
Woking based McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is warning that the Formula One season is stretching teams to the limit.
Next season there will be a record 20 races in the fixture calendar.
Whitmarsh feels too much time will be spent travelling the globe, and they will struggle to focus on every individual Grand Prix if more are added.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Clean up starts after sewage spill in River Crane
A major clean up has started after raw sewage spilled into the River Crane in Feltham.
The Enviroment agency is calling it a 'major incident'.
Thames Water says a jammed valve in a major sewer serving Heathrow led to the sewage spilling from Saturday afternoon until early today.
People are being advised to keep themselves and pets out of the water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Battersea issues 'halloween' warning
Battersea Dogs & Cats home are reminding us that it’s not just people who may be getting a fright tonight.
Last year’s Halloween and Bonfire night was one of Battersea’s busiest periods for reports of lost pets.
Sean Welland, from Battersea says keeps pets away from the front door and keep them in a secure room.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am
Investigation underway after fire at petrol station shop in Chelsea
An investigation’s underway after a fire at a petrol station shop on the Fulham Road in Chelsea.
Part of the ground floor and roof were damaged after the fire broke out shortly before 5 o’clock this morning.
Five people left the building before fire crews arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
New grading system for fires in London
More than 2,000 homes across London are being lost to fires each year according to new figures released today by London Fire Brigade.
It's causing an estimated £120 million worth of damage.
The Fire Brigade has taken a new approach and designed a system to rate the severity of house fires.
The index ranks fires as severe, significant, moderate or slight.
It shows that in the last year more than 2,200 fires, a third of all house fires, were severe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am
Ashford and St Peters look to merge with Epsom
A Surrey NHS trust has confirmed plans to merge with Epsom Hospital are under way.
The chief executive of Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals says the trust was continuing to prepare a bid and would submit it next month.
Earlier this month, the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust pulled out of a potential merger with Epsom.
Public meetings have been arranged for Wednesday and also for next week so members of the public could find out more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am
Police search for missing woman in Surrey
Police are searching for an Australian woman who's gone missing while visiting family in Surrey.
34-year-old Gail Chandler was last seen in the early hours of yesterday morning near St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey.
She's white, of medium build and with long dyed blonde hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Man charged with Mitcham murder
A 28-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Akilakumar Kanthasamy in Mitcham last Saturday.
Kanthasamy was stabbed during a fight at a community centre in South Lodge Avenue in Pollards Hill.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three other men and a woman were arrested by police in connection with the incident but all have been released with no further action.
Dwayne Roberts will appear by virtual court at Camberwell Magistrates tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 am
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