Warning to Sunbury parents whose children attend the Pavillion Day Nursery
A nursery in Sunbury has been shut down for a deep clean after a child has been diagnosed with Eco-Li.
Parents whose children attend the Pavillion Day Nursery are to receive a letter from the health protection agency warning of the dangers.
Doctors believe an unconfirmed case might have sparked the outbreak.
Symptoms include mild and bloody diarrhoea, stomach cramps and fever.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 am
Bidders invited to run Wandsworth and Croydon Libraries
Organisations are being invited to bid for the taking over of Libraries across Wandsworth and Croydon.
Council leaders are saying the move to hive off library services will generate savings and lower overhead costs.
If Wandsworth and Croydon councils find a suitable bidder, you could see a coffee bars spring up in you’re local library.
If the plan’s successful library services would remain free to use and the buildings would still be owned by the local authority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am
Primary schools in Wandsworth to have intake numbers increased
A number of primary schools in Wandsworth are to have their yearly intake numbers increased.
In total, 210 places are to be added to Riversdale, West Hill, Hillbrook, Smallwood, Swaffield and Penwortham Primary Schools.
Its all in a bid to satisfy the demand for places.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 am
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Wandsworth and Croydon seek new library management
Wandsworth and Croydon Councils are looking for organisations to manage their library services.
Bidders are being asked to come up with new ideas for improving the running of libraries.
They are also advised to pitch any additional services they could provide such as café’s, or online movie streaming.
The local authority would still own the buildings and core library services would remain free to use.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Appeal to trace stolen puppy in West Ewell
An appeal is being made after a German Shepherd puppy was stolen from a pub in West Ewell.
Kaiser, a red and black 5 month old puppy, was in a purpose built pen in the garden of the Eight Bells in Kingston Road, when he was taken on Monday.
He's easily identifiable as he has a unique tattoo of his registration number in his ear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm
Two major accidents in Surrey
There have been two major accidents on Surrey’s motorways this morning – causing major delays for drivers.
A man’s been taken to hospital suffering from burns after a collision between two vans and cars on the M25.
The victim, in his 60’s, is being treated at St George’s hospital in Tooting after the crash between Chertsey and Wisley.
Meanwhile the air ambulance has landed on the M3 after a van and car collided in Sunbury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm
Man guilty of 'taxi touting' in Richmond
A man's been found guilty of taxi touting in Richmond.
56 year old Najeer Akhatar a minicab driver of Maidenhead was found to have no insurance.
It followed an operation by Safer Transport Command officers to catch illegal cab drivers.
Legally, only black cabs can pick up passengers on the street without a booking.
All other cabs − even those licensed by TfL − must be pre-booked with a licensed operator.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm
Police investigate 'con' in West Ewell
Detectives are reminding people to be vigilant after a cold-caller attempted to con an elderly man in West Ewell.
An 82-year-old received a phone call from a man claiming to be from the water board.
The caller claimed drainage work had already been carried but the water company needed to do further repairs at a cost of £3,000.
The victim was then told someone would arrive at his home later the same day to collect the money.
The man went to his bank and attempted to withdraw the money but a bank employee became suspicious and reported it to police.
A teenager's been arrested on suspicion of fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Police appeal to find missing woman in Croydon
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a woman missing from a care home in Croydon.
69 year old Maria Santos-Gouveia was last seen on Sunday.
There have also been unconfirmed sightings in the Crystal Palace Triangle area, and near to Anerley Station,
Maria is white, around 5' 3", of medium build with short dark/greying hair.
She was wearing a black and white checked nightdress, brown jacket and also wears glasses with thick, clear frames.
She suffers from a number of medical issues, including diabetes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm
Simon Choat a lecturer at Kingston University talking about going on strike
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
Osborne backs Northern Line extension into Battersea
Chancellor George Osborne has backed plans to extend the Northern Line to Nine Elms in Battersea.
The extension was one of several infrastructure projects backed by the government in yesterday’s Autumn Statement.
It’s hoped the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station will create 25,000 jobs and provide 16,000 new homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am
Investigation begins into Thornton Heath shop fire
An investigation is under way after a fish and chip shop in Thornton Heath caught alight yesterday.
The fire brigade was called at around 4pm.
Four fire engines and twenty fire fighters had the blaze under control within an hour.
The ground floor of the shop on Brigstock Road has been damaged by the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am
Tadworth resident fined for benefit fraud
A man from Tadworth has pleaded guilty to benefit fraud.
60 year old Kenneth Allen failed to inform the authorities he was working.
From October last year to February this - he fraudulently received 2 thousand 7 hundred in Housing and Council Tax Benefit and Income Support.
He’s been ordered to pay a £310 fine and repay all the money he illegally received.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am
Funds raised for Woking charity at police officer memorial service
A Woking charity is set to benefit after hundreds of people gathered at a memorial service for a Surrey police officer.
The service was held at Guildford Cathedral yesterday in memory of detective Heather Cooper.
She was found dead in woodland in Sussex last October – a man will appear in court in the New Year charged with her murder.
Domestic abuse charity Your Sanctuary will receive just over a-thousand pounds after a collection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
School strike closures Wednesday November 30th
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm
Strikes set to hit SW London and Surrey
Surrey and South West London are bracing themselves for the biggest strike in 30 years.
Public sector workers are walking out over planned changes to their pensions.
Latest figures show 147 schools in Surrey won't be open tomorrow, with a further 58 partially closed.
Rallies are being held in Woking, Leatherhead and Kingston.
Meanwhile, London Ambulance service are warning that people with minor injuries may not receive help during tomorrow’s strikes.
Patients with back pain, upset stomachs, or small cuts may have to wait longer for an ambulance or have to seek help elsewhere.
But London Ambulance say they will still continue to provide a ‘safe’ service and will prioritise seriously ill or injured patients.
And The government’s insisting that border controls at Heathrow airport ‘won’t be relaxed’ during tomorrow’s strikes.
Home Office minister Lord Henley said border security remains a ‘top priority’ and contingency plans are in place.
But Hayes & Harlington MP John McDonnell says the airport should be shut on safety grounds.
The airport says passengers could face possible 12-hour delays getting through immigration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am
Woman charged after racist video posted on internet
A woman's been charged after a video was posted online showing a passenger shouting racist abuse on a tram.
The incident happened on the Croydon to Wimbledon Tramlink route - police are yet to clarify exactly where or when the incident happened.
34-year-old Emma West, from New Addington has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.
She’ll appear before Croydon Magistrates’ later after the video went viral on Facebook and Twitter yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am
Claygate and Hersham cricket clubs join forces
Claygate Cricket Club have announced they’ll be joining forces with Hersham next season.
The clubs will jointly run two league teams on Saturdays and one on Sunday – as well as Sunday friendly sides and colts teams.
They’ll also share responsibilities for day-to-day running and organising social events, as well as sharing facilities.
That includes the new clubhouse on the Claygate Recreation Ground – which is currently under construction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am
Police appeal after Sutton pub attack
A man’s in hospital with serious head injuries after being attacked outside a pub in Sutton.
The 50-year-old had gone out for a cigarette at The Gander Inn on Saturday night when a man followed him and attacked him.
Police would like to hear from anyone in the St Dunstan’s Hill area at around 8 o’clock that night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am
Drink Driving Warnings to be Added to Alcohol Labels
The Institute of Advanced Motorists is calling for drink driving warnings to be put on the labels of alcoholic drinks.
The announcement comes at the start of the IAM’s Christmas Drink Drive Campaign.
In 2009 one in five motorists killed in crashes were over the legal limit and a further fifteen hundred seriously injured.
The alcohol industry has agreed to provide health information on eighty per cent of alcohol labels in the UK by 2013.
The IAM believes drink driving warnings should be included.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 am
St George's Healthcare Trust Launches Public Consultation
St George’s Healthcare NHS trust has launched a public consultation on its plans to develop neurohabilitation services.
The proposal is to relocate the majority of services currently provided at the Wolfson Neurohabilitation Centre in Wimbledon to Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton.
Patients requiring more complex care will be treated in a dedicated facility to be based at St George's Hospital in Tooting.
Consultants, nurses and therapists have designed the new plans.
It’s designed to improve the care offered to patients in South West London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 am
Monday, 28 November 2011
A 26 year-old man has died after apparently setting fire to himself in a street in Chelsea.
Paramedics were called to Pond Place just after 8pm on Friday after neighbours reported seeing a 'fireball' outside their homes.
Several passers-by tried to help him and put out the flames, but he died at the scene – believed to be his girlfriend’s house.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm
Careless Council in Chelsea
It’s been revealed personal details of some of Chelsea’s residents including photographs were left in a pub by a council employee.
The incident was one of four since July 2008 where sensitive information has been lost by the council, or left in a public place.
The documents showed the names, addresses, dates of birth, health and income reports of a number of residents receiving benefits.
The council has promised a thorough investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm
Appeal to reunite lost cat with owner in Osterley
A man from Osterley who stopped to rescue a cat which had been hit by a car and left for dead is trying to reunite it with its owner.
Jason Taylor was on his way out shopping when he passed what he thought was a dead animal on the road.
Upon his return he realised that it was in fact a tortoiseshell feline.
The cat, which is being looked after at an RSPCA centre in Putney, underwent almost £500 worth of treatment paid for by Mr Taylor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm
Depressed doctor commits suicide
An inquest has heard a woman from Ealing drowned herself in the Thames because of the pressures of her job.
Doctor Sumayya Dukes had been working long shifts at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington when she was signed off with stress.
The 24 year old was due to start back at work last January however her body was found by passers by at Mortlake.
A post mortem confirmed she’d overdosed on anti depressants before she drowned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm
Safe Local Hospitals
Epsom, Sutton and St Helier hospitals are amongst the safest in the country.
That’s according to the Dr Foster hospital Guide 2011.
The survey showed that the hospitals had some of the lowest mortality rates in England and Wales.
The announcement comes on the same day as it was revealed that assaults on hospital staff are up 14% on last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm
Abuse on a Croydon Tram
An arrest has been made after a woman was filmed shouting racist abuse on a tram from Croydon to Wimbledon.
The clip has been viewed more than 10,000 times on Youtube.
The video shows the suspect sitting with a child on her lap - using offensive and abusive language towards other passengers.
British Transport Police has confirmed a 34 year old woman was arrested this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm
Hamilton and Massa end feud
Lewis Hamilton has brought an end to his long-running feud with Felipe Massa.
The Woking driver gave the Ferrari man a hug after the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The duo had not been on speaking terms after colliding six times this season.
Massa says he was pleased that Lewis came around to him saying it was a very nice gesture on his part.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
Report out into riots
The first report into the summer's riots has found they weren't about or caused by any single issue.
The government's just published its preliminary report into the disorder in August.
It says the police in Tottenham and the rest of London should have been more robust - as that would have prevented the riots spreading.
An independent panel's collected evidence from 20 locations, including Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
New report on Northern Line extension
An independent study will show extending the Northern Line to Nine Elms could deliver a multi-billion pound growth injection to the UK economy.
Preliminary findings from the Volterra Partners report indicate that a two station tube extension could maximise development in the area.
It says it could add an extra 17,000 jobs and 7,500 homes to the area-wide regeneration programme.
The on-going study is expected to be published within the next two weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
Commuters battle signal delays
London commuters faced significant rush hour delays this morning after a series of problems on the railways.
A signalling problem at Lewisham led to delays for passengers travelling on trains run by Southeastern.
And South West Trains could not call at Chessington South, Chessington North, Tolworth or Malden Manor stations because of a broken-down train.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
Update on fire in Uxbridge
Fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in Uxbridge.
Three people had to be rescued from the burning shop and flats – while 10 others were evacuated from nearby buildings.
It broke out on Parkfield Avenue shortly after 7 o’clock this morning.
The fire is now under control – but pockets of flames are still being dampened down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm
Harlequins' amazing run continues
Harlequins are nine points clear at the top of rugby union's Premiership following yesterday's 39-8 victory against Newcastle at the Twickenham Stoop.
That win makes it thirteen straight victories in a row for Conor O'Shea's men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 am
Labour select candidate for Feltham and Heston by-election
The Labour Party last night selected local campaigner Seema Malhotra to be their candidate in the Feltham and Heston parliamentary by-election next month.
The by-election will be fought on the 15th of December and follows the death of Labour MP Alan Keen who lost his battle with cancer earlier this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 am
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Full-time score from the Twickenham Stoop
A competitive game from start to finish.
The score line reflects the strong performance by Harlequins but not the immense workload of Newcastle. It was a tough game with many hard tackles - Harlequins player Jordan Tunner-Hall limping off the field.
Such was the determination of bottom of the table Newcastle that they were down to thirteen players at one point, two having been sin binned.
Danny Care made an impressive return to the game scoring a try and commanding the field of play. The Quins made opportunities and took them. They remain unbeaten this season.
Full time score: Harlequins 39 Newcastle Falcons 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm
Cabinet votes to protect transport services in Richmond
Transport services for vulnerable adults and children will be protected by Richmond Council.
That’s the decision from the latest cabinet meeting.
The Council provides a home pick-up service to and from day centres and schools as well as a shopping bus.
Currently around a hundred older vulnerable people and three hundred children with special needs use the service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm
Drug Smuggler Sentenced at Southwark Crown Court
A drug smuggler’s been sentenced to eleven years in prison at Southwark Crown Court.
52 year old Munir Khalid hid nearly six kilos of heroin in shirt collars and shirt boxes.
The estimated street value is over four and a half million pounds.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import a Class A drug.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
Half-Time action at the Twickenham Stoop
The first 40 minutes of this AVIVA Premiership match between Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons has been far from easy. Although top of the table Quins lead into the break, bottom of the table Newcastle have held their nerve.
Two tries, one conversion and a penalty for the Quins - a single try for Newcastle.
At half time at the Twickenham Stoop it's Harlequins 15 Newcastle Falcons 5.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Jackie presenter in race to reach top of the charts
There’s another pop star vying to beat X Factor to the top spot this Christmas.
It’s none other than Radio Jackie’s Drive presenter Mick Brown.
He’s re-releasing the 80’s hit Haven’t stopped dancing yet, which he recorded with fellow DJ Pat Sharp for charity.
Pat is currently in the jungle as part of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity.
Mick says re-releasing the single is his way of supporting Pat . . . . and having a bit of fun at the same time.
You can download the single on Itunes now! and you can catch Mick on Drive every week day between 4pm and 7pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm
England's women's rugby team triumph at Twickenham
England's Womens' rugby team was in fine form last night beating the world champions New Zealand 10-nil at Twickenham Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am
Surrey consumers warned to lookout for fake vodka
Surrey County Council Trading Standards is warning consumers to be on the look-out for an illegal drink called 'Drop Vodka'.
The unsafe 'vodka' contains potentially dangerous chemicals that pose a health risk.
Although not spotted in Surrey yet it has been found for sale in off-licences, corner shops and petrol stations across the country, including just over Surrey's border in Aldershot.
Tests on the illegal drink showed the presence of propan-2-ol which is commonly found in industrial solvents and methanol and could be harmful to peoples health.
Surrey Council Trading Standards has warned all relevant businesses in the county to remove 'Drop Vodka' from sale if they had it in stock.
To reports the sale of the 'vodka' or any other fake items call Consumer Direct on 01622 626520.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am
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