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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Road Rage Causes Traffic Jams on Feltham High Street

A spat of Road Rage sparked even longer traffic delays in Feltham this afternoon.

Two motorists started arguing following a collision on the High Street.

A spokesman from the Met confirmed there was a dispute between the two parties which lead to the lengthy delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Chemical Scare Closes Kingston A&E
Kingston Hospital's Accident and Emergency department was closed for four hours last night following a chemical scare.

Nurse's alerted a rapid response team after a patient was admitted smelling strongly of fumes.

Patients were re-located to other wards around the hospital and ambulances were sent to neighbouring hospitals whilst it was investigated.

Following tests, the substance was found to be non-toxic and managers were able to re-open A&E by 11pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Fire next to Angel Pub Thames Ditton
Surrey Fire brigade controlled flames which broke out at a cottage in Thames Ditton next to the Angel Inn.

Five fire engines attended the blaze when it broke out on Saturday at Green Cottage on Angel Road.

At one stage Angel Road was closed in both directions.

One fire engine was still in attendance at 4 pm as officers salvaged the scene.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

Pensioner found
A 92 year old man missing from Kingston hospital has been found safe and well in Wandsworth.

William Knight who suffers from Alzheimer's was seeking medical attention at the hospital for a knock to the head.

He was found just after 3 on the afternoon of Saturday the 16th of December.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Missing pensioner
Police are urging residents and shoppers in Kingston to be on the lookout for a 92 year old man missing from Kingston hospital.

William Knight who suffers from Alzheimer's was seeking medical attention at the hospital for a knock to the head.

He was last seen in the reception at 10.10 on Saturday morning.

He was last seen wearing a green or grey barbour style wax jacket with black trousers, black jumper and brown/ black shoes.

He is a bald white man with glasses who stands at 5ft 2" tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call officers on 101.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Friday, 16 December 2011

Reward to trace Elf in Wallington
A reward of £200 is being offered for the safe return of ‘Chippy’.

He's the cheerful elf, who was stolen from a colourful Christmas display at Woodcote Green garden centre in Wallington.

CCTV images shows two women and a teenager unplugging him and carrying him off.

Police say the missing elf is 2ft high, with a pink face, and was wearing a green hat and waistcoat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

20 thousand donate to shoebox appeal in Surrey
People in Surrey have donated more than 20 thousand boxes to Operation Christmas Child.

Schools across the county took part in filling shoeboxes full of gifts that are being sent to countries including Bosnia and Kenya.

Schools in Cobham, Addlestone, Epsom and Woking are among those contributing.

It is the biggest annual project run by Samaritan’s Purse, the evangelical Christian humanitarian aid charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Low turnout in Feltham and Heston
The turnout in Feltham and Heston was the lowest in a by-election for 11 year.

It was just 28.8 %.

The previous lowest was in West Bromwich West in November 2000 at just over 27 %.

The by-election was prompted by the death last month of former Labour MP Alan Keen.

Winning candidate Labour's Seema Malhotra secured victory with a majority over the Conservatives.

The Liberal Democrats held on to third place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

Redskins gear up for goodbye
It will be the end of an era in Streatham tomorrow.

The Redskins play their last game at the rink before moving to Brixton.

Coach Barry Spours says the game against Milton Keynes will be an emotional one:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Man from Banstead delivers his daughter
It’s every expectant father’s worst nightmare – helping your partner to give birth alone.

Max Higgins from Banstead was put in a tricky situation when his wife Dawn went into the last stages of labour.

999 operator Charlotte Higgins from Fetcham talked him through the birth step by step.

Isabella arrived just after 5 on Tuesday weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces.

Rugby player Max says his abiding memory is being told to get some warm towels and give his hands a good scrub.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Harlequins team news
Harlequins head out to Toulouse following this season’s first loss, showing a few changes from the team which played last Friday.

In the backs, Tom Casson returns from an ankle injury.

Ugo Monye is ready to start again after returning from injury over the past two weeks.

Joe Marler came off against Toulouse with an abdominal injury last week which keeps him out this weekend.

He's replaced by Mark Lambert.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

Champions League draw
Chelsea take on Napoli and Arsenal face AC Milan in the Champions League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Labour increase majority in Feltham and Heston by-election
Labour has held the Feltham and Heston constituency following a by-election.

Seema Malhotra topped the poll in West London with an increased majority.
It's a seat her party has held since 1992.

It was vacated after the death of Alan Keen last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 am  

It's official - Staines gets a name change
Spelthorne councillors have unanimously voted to change the name of Staines.

The town's new name will be Staines-upon-Thames and it's hoped that the change will improve the perception of the area as a place to visit, live and work.

In yesterday's vote of the 35 councillors who were at the Council meeting 25 voted in favour of the change.

The name change follows a public consultation in October.

There will be a formal celebration and inauguration of Staines-upon-Thames on May 20th, 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Warning to home-owners in Wandsworth
In the run up to Christmas, people in Wandsworth are being warned about bogus dustmen asking for a seasonal tip.

The advice comes after reports of strangers claiming to be dustmen approaching householders for a festive bonus.

Dustmen employed by the council’s contractor Biffa, are strictly forbidden from asking for tips.

The council says the callers are opportunists hoping to cash in on peoples’ generosity over Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Kauto Star boosts ticket sales
Ticket sales for Boxing Day at Kempton Park have tripled since it was announced racehorse Kauto Star will be running.

The racehorse will take part in the King George VI Chase.

Long Run was last year’s winner but Kauto Star won the race for 4 consecutive years since 2006.

Another win for Kauto Star would create a new record.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Tolworth plans on display again
Plans to transform Tolworth Broadway will go under the spotlight again at a meeting tonight.

In October Transport for London pledged 1.6 million pounds for the Greenway Project after two years of planning and consultation.

The initiative will see the removal of barriers, more greenery and a speed limit of 20 miles per hour introduced.

The committee meeting is taking place at Dysart School in the Ewell Road from 7 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Putney man fined for noisy parties
A 60-year-old man from Putney who plagued his neighbours with loud music and noisy parties has been fined.

Raymond Shettle who lives on the Ashburton estate, was prosecuted by the housing department.

Magistrates heard that he'd been served with a noise abatement notice in March last year following numerous complaints.

But the warnings fell on deaf ears and Shettle threw five more noisy parties.

He was fined £100 and ordered to pay costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

'Torres not for sale' - Villas Boas
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has insisted striker Fernando Torres is not for sale "at any price".

He was responding to the suggestion Torres will be sold during the January transfer window following a frustrating year at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

No More Scrap For Cash
Campaigners across the country are calling for a change in the law surrounding scrap metal.

So far over forty five thousand people have signed the petition including Richmond Council.

They want the Government to make it more difficult for thieves to sell stolen scrap metal to dealers.

It’s following a string of thefts nation wide including bronze statues and war memorial plaques.

Currently dealers pay in cash for any metal they want to buy.

Campaigners want this changed, so scrap can only be paid for by cheque or directly into the seller’s bank account.

This would force thieves to use a bank account which would then leave a trail and could be used as evidence by police
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 am  

New Guidelines for Sutton's Pubs and Clubs
Sutton’s pubs, clubs and bars are being urged to adopt a new code of practice to keep their customers safe.

It will see licensees working alongside police and the council to further reduce the number of alcohol fuelled violent offences.

The code includes refusing to serve anyone who’s drunk, removing trouble-makers and signing up to the Behave or be Banned Scheme.

Pubs which continue to serve under 18s are liable to prosecution and having their licenses reviewed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

Businesses Get a Boost in Sutton
More than a hundred businesses in Sutton have signed up to a campaign to boost trade.

The Sutton Business Improvement District is a business led and funded initiative.

Still in the early stages, the plan is to bring all the businesses in the high street together.

All town centre traders are invited to attend the BID’s next meeting on 10th January to identify the project’s main aims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 am  

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Richmond burglar jailed for five years
A man’s been jailed for 5 years for a burglary in Richmond.

Marc Kaye from East London, was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court last week.

The court heard that Kaye forced entry through a window of a ground floor flat in Kew back in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Fake vodka could have caused blindness
A shopkeeper in Ashford who sold fake vodka that could cause drinkers to go blind has been fined.

The toxic tipple was found to contain 235 times the legal level of methanol when tested in a lab.

Surrey's Trading Standards uncovered 14 bottles of the counterfeit Glen’s Vodka on sale at the Daily Needs convenience store in Staines Road West.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Fulham in Euro action
Fulham know only a win tonight will guarantee their place in the knockout phase of the Europa League.

They're at home to Danish side Odense.

Bobby Zamora returns, after missing the weekend Premier League loss at Swansea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Sara Payne out of hospital
The mother of murdered Hersham schoolgirl Sarah Payne has returned home after collapsing and being taken to hospital.

The child protection campaigner is resting at home with her family.

She suffered a life-threatening stroke in December 2009.

Sara Payne's daughter was murdered by paedophile Roy Whiting in West Sussex in 2000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

New Commander in Wandsworth
Wandsworth has named a new borough commander.

Chief Superintendent David Chinchen is the borough’s new top policeman.

He will be taking charge of the police division where he first served as a young constable in 1981.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Rat to blame for explosion in Merton
It's come to light that an explosion at a pharmacy in Merton on Monday happened because staff found a dead rat.

Unable to get to the rat, which was behind a cabinet, staff at the Abbey Parade store lit a scented candle to mask the rotting rodent's scent.

When the smell continued, a pharmacist sprayed air freshener which was ignited by the candle.

The explosion blew out the front of the store and left the ceiling collapsed.

A man has been treated for minor hand and facial burns. Nobody else was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 am  

Teenager questioned following indecent assaults in Morden
Police have questioned a 17 year old in Morden Park as part of investigations into indecent assaults in and around the area.

The teenager has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police say they are carrying on high visibility patrols in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 am  

Epsom father hits out at NHS
The father of a child with a rare form of cancer is criticising the NHS for not funding treatment abroad.

Nick Bird from Epsom has so far raised over 80,000 pounds in order to pay for immunotherapy for 8 year old Adam.

He says NHS Surrey refused to fund the drugs – but claims other NHS Trusts have done in the past.

A spokesman for the Surrey trust says decisions are made based on individual cases.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 am  

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Wandsworth man jailed for looting
A man from Wandsworth has been sentenced to more than three years'
in prison following the disorder in Clapham in August this year.

31 year old Danny Finnan was sentenced for his part in the looting.

He pleaded guilty to committing a burglary at Ladbrokes in Lavender
Hill.

He also pleaded guilty to a second charge of going equipped to steal during which he was found in possession of two face masks and three black carrier bags.

Police say the sentence reflects the huge impact on the community of Clapham Junction where jobs, people's lives and homes were affected by the disorder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Report says High Street needs more help
A government-commissioned report says we need cheaper parking and a national market day, if the high street is to survive.

Politicians asked Mary Portas - known as the Queen of Shops - to come up with an action plan to save Britain's struggling retail industry.

She's found half of our spending now takes place away from the high street.

Consumer Affairs Minister and Kingston and Surbiton MP Ed Davey says they need to change people's attitudes to shopping.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

Quins Danny Care is fined
An England rugby union star has been arrested and fined for being drunk and disorderly.

Danny Care was detained early on Saturday.

The Harlequins scrum-half was released by police after paying an 80-pound fine.

He says "it was a silly thing to do", and he's apologised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

Sara Payne rushed to hospital
Child protection campaigner Sara Payne has been rushed to hospital after collapsing at her home.

Sara from Hersham ,whose daughter Sarah was murdered by a paedophile in 2000, suffered a massive brain seizure in 2009.

At the time she was given a 50/50 chance of living.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

South East MEP says UK should leave European Union
The EU's former Chief Accountant Marta Andreasen says the UK should just leave the European Union.

MEPs from across Europe have threatened the isolation of Britain in Europe after the UK's veto of treaty changes.

Speaking in Strasbourg Marta Andreasen says the Conservative Party is deluded if it thinks that it can still wield any influence at European level.

The UKIP member for the South East says from sitting at the top table we have been relegated to getting whatever scraps the rest of Europe chooses to throw our way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Ashford shopkeeper fined over fake vodka
A shopkeeper in Ashford who sold fake vodka that could cause drinkers to go blind has been fined.

The toxic tipple was found to contain 235 times the legal level of methanol when tested in a lab.

An inspection by Surrey's Trading Standards uncovered 14 bottles of the counterfeit Glen’s Vodka on sale at the Daily Needs convenience store in Staines Road West.

Further investigation revealed the store had received two cases of the fake booze.

Shopkeeper 36 year old Jagjeet Singh Chopra, was fined £16,000.

He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing counterfeit goods and two counts of placing unsafe food on the market.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Two from Surrey given suspended sentences
A businessman from Surrey and his employee have been given suspended jail sentences for illegally trying to export parts to Iran which could be used for weapons.

45 year old Dr Ramin Pouladian-Kari was jailed for 12 months, suspended for two years.

And 32 year old Arbrene Hussain was sentenced to six months, which was also suspended for two years.

Both were found guilty of knowingly attempting to export electrical switchgear parts.

Customs said the goods, valued at £135,000, could have been used in the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Think tank study on London health
A new report says London's NHS is in "urgent need of change" but there is a risk there will be no one in charge to push that change through.

The King's Fund says there could be a "responsibility vacuum" in organising services when the strategic health authority is abolished in April 2013.

The independent think tank's study also warns there were huge health inequalities across London.

The government says a commissioning board would shape services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Serious road traffic accident on the Cheam Road
Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the A 232 Cheam Road near the Banstead Road.

It happened on the afternoon of the 12th of December at about half past 3 and detectives are anxious to find anyone who saw the incident involving a grey Mazda 6 estate and a blue Ford Fiesta.

They are particularly concerned to hear from anyone who noticed the manner of driving in the collision.

Police can be phoned on 01483 639922 on the Surrey Police Collision Investigation Unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

Santa Fun Run in Richmond
The weather outside is frightful…

But that didn’t stop a dedicated group of runners, taking part in a charity fun run in Richmond at the weekend.

Dressed in Santa Suits, hundreds turned out for the annual Santa Fun Run in Old Deer Park, despite the chilly temperature.

The event’s raised over seventeen thousand pounds for The Princess Alice Hospice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 am  

Your Chance to Find out About Life-Saving Treatment
If you’d like an insight into the work of a hospital’s busy A&E department here’s your chance.

Next Monday, St Helier Hospital is hosting a special event for local people to find out more about life-saving treatment.

The event’s being led by emergency medicine consultant Dr Roberts.

He says "forget TV programmes like Casualty and Holby City, you can find out how we treat patients who need emergency, sometimes life-saving care following an injury."

The afternoon will include talks on different types of trauma, such as car accidents and falls ans well as 'specific patient scenarios' to discuss how each individual would be treated.

The meeting will take place on Monday 19th December, from 3-5pm at St Helier Hospital.

To book a place contact [email protected] or call 020 8296 3554
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 am  

Runnymede Police Appeal for Help over Stolen Property
Surrey Police are appealing for help to reunite a collection of suspected stolen property with its rightful owners.

The collection includes several bracelets, brooches, cufflinks and watches.

They were recovered by Runnymede detectives in Englefield Green last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 am  

Monday, 12 December 2011

Richmond Council Encourage Residents to Get Involved
Community matters. That’s the message from Richmond Borough Council.

On Thursday the council will discuss proposals to put community involvement at the heart of everything it does.

They want to encourage residents to get more involved and make a contribution with local issues.

These include supporting social enterprise and improving communications so people know what’s going on locally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 pm  

Judgement day for Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station may be placed in administration today as the owner’s creditors try to recover a debt of £324 million.

After a High Court action by the banks, Ernst & Young are looking for a new owner for the site.

Real Estate Opportunities were given planning permission for over 3000 homes at the site.

But they have been unable to meet repayment deadlines
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

Murder for a few pounds
It's claimed a chef was stabbed to death for just 12-pounds as he celebrated his 30th birthday.

Krzysztof Rusek was found dead in a garden area off Lillie Road in Fulham in June.
He’d been out celebrating with his girlfriend.

A court's heard four teenagers on trial for his murder got away with just a few pounds in coins from one of the victim's friends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Sutton Council wins award
It’s good news for Sutton Council today as it’s named the best in the country for customer service.

It’s after 99% of people who telephoned the council this year said they were satisfied with the service they received.

The award was based on feedback collected and analysed by the company GovMetric.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

Car crashed into house in Richmond
One person has been injured after a car crashed into a house in Richmond.

It's believed 2 vehicles were in collision in Sheen Road sending one into the property.

It happened just after 3 this afternoon. It's not known the extent of the damage to the house.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Chelsea take on City
Chelsea can do themselves a big favour in the Premier League title race tonight.

They'll at home to table-toppers Manchester City.

Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas knows a loss tonight would put them some way behind the leaders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Kauto Star confirmed for Kempton Park
Legendary steeplechaser Kauto Star has been confirmed for the King George the Sixth Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

The 11-year-old will aim for a fifth victory, in what's one of the biggest races of the year, with Ruby Walsh on board.

Trainer Paul Nicholls will also run Master Minded, ridden by Daryl Jacob.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Gridlock on A3 after Rolls Royce breaks down
A broken down Rolls Royce which led to gridlock on the A 3 has finally been recovered.

The drama began just before 7 this morning when the Rolls Royce came to a halt in the Hook Underpass causing gridlock on one of the main routes into London.

Thousands of cars were stuck in huge traffic jams on the A3 Northbound.

Many drivers have told Jackie news it took them 3 hours to get from Ripley to Tolworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

New warning to Londoners from Fire Service
People who return from a night out and start cooking while drunk have become the targets of a Christmas safety campaign by London Fire Brigade.

Well-educated professional under-35s cause a quarter of accidental house fires in London many after drinking during the evening.

They are being encouraged to bring back a takeaway instead of making meals.

LFB said it had studied three years of data on the causes of blazes around London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Man gets TV back
A vulnerable man from Carshalton has been reunited with his TV after a conman tricked him out of it.

The 46 year old was targeted by someone believed to be his friend, who removed the 32 inch telly from his flat in Stafford Road.

Police say the act was callous, as the TV is his window on the world.

The unit was taken to cash converters where it was sold before finally being tracked down and returned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Man injured in Merton
A man's been taken to hospital with hand and facial burns after a minor explosion in Merton High Street earlier.

15 fire fighters attended the scene at a shop in Abbey Parade just after 12.30.

It’s believed an aerosol can came into contact with a lighter – causing it to explode. There were no signs of any fire.

A temporary exclusion zone was set up for drivers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Cable theft in Twickenham causes disruption
Network Rail has confirmed that a signalling problem which disrupted rail services through Twickenham today has been caused by a cable theft.

More than 100 metres of copper cabling has been stolen, which has had a serious impact on South West Trains services throughout the morning.

Network Rail engineers are currently on site to identify how quickly the cable can be replaced to allow the signals to become operational again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Minor explosion causes travel chaos
A man has been taken to hospital with hand and facial burns after a minor explosion in Merton High Street earlier.

15 fire fighters attended the scene at a shop in Abbey Parade just after 12.30pm.

It’s believed an aerosol can came into contact with a lighter – causing it to explode. There were no signs of any fire.

A temporary exclusion zone was set up for drivers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Avenue Centre
The future of the Avenue Centre in Hampton Wick is again in doubt.

Campaigners say Richmond Council is proposing to sell off 70 percent for private development.

It comes as the nearby Hampton Wick Infants School is to increase its numbers to about 90 children each year from the current figure of 60.

Local parents argue that the land around the Avenue Centre should be used instead to support the expansion of the school in Normansfield Avenue.

More information from the protestors’ view can be seen on Facebook under Hampton Wick Parents Against Avenue Centre Private Development.

That's at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hampton-Wick-Parents-Against-Avenue-Centre-Private-Development/253154361409237

The Avenue Centre in Normansfield Avenue has catered for people with special needs.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Union wants third Heathrow runway
Union leaders are urging politicians to reconsider plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

One of the UK's largest unions, GMB, argue that an extra runway is important for the future of the country's economy and jobs in west London.

Anti-expansion campaigners say the union and the aviation industry should forget the idea and move on.

The previous Labour government had paved the way for a third runway but that decision was overturned by the coalition government.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Property in Caterham damaged by graffiti
Surrey Police are appealing for information after vandals damaged property in Caterham with graffiti.

Officers say they are looking for the authors of the tags "Zoro" and "Mash" which have appeared on buildings across the town over recent weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Brentford go marching on
In the Championship yesterday Crystal Palace won 1-nil at Nottingham Forest.

Brentford registered a 2-1 win over Hartlepool at Griffin park in League One.

At Kingsmeadow AFC Wimbledon lost 2-nil to Accrington Stanley in League 2.

Woking stretched their lead in the Conference South to 9 points after a 4-1 win over Sutton.

While in the Ryman Premier League Tooting and Mitcham lost 3-nil at home to Hendon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 am  

Kingston council fear impact of budget cuts
Kingston Council is warning that a double tax rise and continued spending cuts could hit residents in 2013 if council tax is frozen next year.

The warning comes against the backdrop of the council accepting a 2.1-million pound government grant to keep council tax at the 2010 level for the second year running.

A spokesperson for the council said the grant will be removed after one year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am  

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Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

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