Football matches and sporting fixtures off
A number of football matches and sporting fixtures have been hit by the cold weather.
The match between Preston and Brentford is off as is AFC Wimbledon’s game away at Cheltenham.
Carshalton’s key match against Newport County has been posponed as has the match between Northwhich and Hampton and Richmond.
Sutton United’s match against Eastbourne Borough is off and Kingstonian’s match against Margate also postponed.
Sandown Park has also postponed events on Saturday February the 4th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm
Rugby Union 6 Nations gets underway
Rugby Union fans do not have to wait any longer for the start of the 6 Nations Tournament.
This weekend France get the competition underway with a home advantage against Italy. Scotland play host to England and on Sunday Ireland are looking for revenge against the nation which knocked them out of the world cup - Wales.
With changes to the management of France, Italy and England, this tournament is wide-open.
For a 6 Nations preview go to the Radio Jackie red button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am
A hold on Surrey community libraries
On National Libraries Day, plans to create community libraries in Surrey have been kept on hold Friday by the High Court.
It backed an earlier temporary order which stopped progressing the scheme before there is a judicial review of the Council's plans.
But Byfleet library -- which is due to launch today – can go ahead.
The Court decided a judicial review should take place the week starting the 20th of February.
Surrey wants communities to take over the day to day running of 10 smaller libraries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 am
Police are appealing for witnesses to a stabbing in Ealing Broadway.
The victim was stabbed in the arm at premises in The Mall just before 6 pm on Thursday, the 19th of January.
It's believed he was approached by four men. One of them spoke to him and tried to steal his mobile, using a knife to threaten him.
The victim refused to hand over the phone and ran off but was caught in Mr. Ben Barbers Shop.
The suspect fled and may have got on a 207 bus.
He's described as black, aged between 18 and 25 and is about 5 foot 8 inches tall. He was wearing a baseball cap, dark puffer jacket and dark blue baggy jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 am
Chiswick man jailed for child pornography
A paedophile in Chiswick hoarded so much obscene material in his home that it took a seven tonne lorry to take it away.
It was found at the two bedroom flat of 48 year old Joseph Faul in August 2010.
He pleaded guilty to 19 charges including making and possessing indecent photos of children and possessing extreme pornography.
He was given a 12 months jail sentence at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday and placed on the sex offenders' register for 10 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 am
Friday, 3 February 2012
Ed Davey speaking on his new role after taking over as Energy Secretary
Chris Huhne's successor at the Department for Energy is describing his decision to stand down from the cabinet as a sad day for Whitehall.
Ed Davey says Mr Huhne had a real vision for a green economy.
The Eastleigh MP is facing charges of perverting the course of justice over an alleged speeding offence.
Environmental groups say Mr Davey will have to hit the ground running - but he says he's ready:
Three injured in Bedfont crash
Three people have been injured after a collision involving a bus and a car in Bedfont this afternoon.
The crash happened on Staines Road at the Junction with Hatton road just before two o’clock.
The injuries aren’t being described as serious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Boost for health in Tooting
A new medical centre is to be built in Tooting.
It will house 23 consultation rooms, four treatment areas and office space.
Existing buildings in Tooting High Street will be demolished to make way for the centre over the ground and first floors.
The scheme also features a pharmacy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
Hampton cup game is off
Hampton and Richmond cup clash tomorrow is off.
The FA trophy tie against Northwich Victoria has been postponed until Tuesday night and will played at Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Air ambulance arrives in Reigate
We’re getting reports of a number of road closures in Reigate.
It’s believed a man has fallen off a roof in Bell Street while carrying out work.
All the emergency services are on the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
John Terry loses England captaincy
John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy for a second time.
He won't have the armband for Euro 2012, as his trial over racial abuse allegations begins after the tournament.
The Chelsea defender denies the claims against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Kingston MP promoted to Cabinet
Kingston and Surbiton MP Ed Davey has been appointed as Energy Secretary, replacing fellow Lib Dem Chris Huhne who's stepped down from his post.
There have been some other changes in government.
Norman Lamb takes on a role as Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Meanwhile Jenny Willott is to become an Assistant Government Whip.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm
Energy Secretary to be prosecuted
The Energy secretary Chris Huhne is to be prosecuted over allegations he aksed his ex wife to take a speeding penalty for him.
The Liberal Democrat MPand Vicky Pryce face charges of perverting the course of justice.
They're due to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on Feburary 16th.
Meanwhile in the last few minutes - Chris Huhne says he's innocent of all charges and announces he's standing down as energy secretary.
Reports coming in suggest Kingston and Surbiton MP Ed Davey could move into the cabinet to replace Huhne.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am
Pensioner dies following accident in Leatherhead
A woman has died in hospital following a vehicle accident in Leatherhead yesterday afternoon.
A single decker coach and a Honda Jazz car were involved in the crash on Randalls Road.
The woman, in her 70's, was a passenger in the Honda and had to be cut from the car by fire-fighters.
She was taken to a London hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
She's yet to be formally identified.
Surrey Police are appealing for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 am
Ewell woman found guilty of benefit fraud
A woman from Ewell has been found guilty of benefit fraud.
Lorraine Flower fraudulently claimed over 6-thousand 800 pounds after failing to declare that she'd received two payments of approximately 50-thousand pounds from the sale of her former matrimonial home in 2008.
This affected her entitlement to housing and council tax benefit.
Redhill Magistrates Court ordered Flower to repay all the fraudulently claimed benefits.
She was also fined 465-pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am
Thursday, 2 February 2012
Thornton Heath mother meets gang members
The mother of a teenager murdered in Thornton Heath, has met gang members to try and deter them from a life of crime.
The group, aged 14 to 20, sat and listened to a number of people affected by gang crime, including mum Nicola Dyer.
Her son, 16 year old Shakilus Townsend, was stabbed to death in a planned honey trap attack in 2008.
After the meeting at Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday, Ms Dyer said those involved in gangs need to hear how their crimes have affected victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
Man injured in Leatherhead
A man’s suffered serious chest injuries in Leatherhead.
A car and a coach were in collision on Randalls Road, just after one.
He’s been taken to St.Helier Hospital
Ambulance crews are still in on the scene, where a woman is trapped in a car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm
Cold weather set to continue
It looks as if the big freeze is set to continue well into the weekend.
Londoners are being told to prepare for widespread snow and more sub-zero temperatures.
Forecasters say it could drop to minus 5 in the capital.
The mercury could drop to a chilly minus ten elsewhere in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
Three debuts for England in six nations
England have named three uncapped players in their starting line up to face Scotland in rugby union's Six Nations on Saturday.
Centres Owen Farrell and Brad Barritt get their first call-ups, along with Northampton's Phil Dowson.
Charlie Hodgson will start the match at fly half, with Harlequins Chris Robshaw captaining the team for the first time.
His Quins team-mates Jordan Turner-Hall and Mike Brown are on the bench – Joe Marler travels as a reserve.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Man rescued in Hayes
A man's been rescued after a fire broke out in his second floor flat in Hayes.
It happened in Uxbridge Road in the early hours of this morning.
The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen. Part of the second floor flat was damaged by the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am
New report supports third runway at Heathrow
A new report claims that says a third runway at Heathrow is the best way to keep London as a leading world city.
London First says increasing flight capacity would boost the economy.
John Stewart is the chair of HACAN, a campaign group against aircraft noise
He says a third runway would be bad news for Southwest London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am
Radio Jackie's Neil Long completes zumba mankini challenge
Our very own Neil Long was involved in a workout with a difference in Kingston last night.
The self-proclaimed ‘star of the station’ was doing his very first zumba class – wearing only a mankini.
This is how he got on. . .
He wasn't alone though, as well as a class of regular Zumba devotees, he was joined by Jackie's Jane Sims, Jan Ashley and Lucy Mayer, pictured by Darren Graham.
Police hunt thieves in Cobham
Police are appealing for information to trace thieves who stole 18-thousand pounds worth of tools from Cobham.
The storage huts and containers on Beechwood Drive were broken into last week.
An angle grinder, cordless drills, several sanders, a hedge trimmer and leaf blower were among the items taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
O'Shea extends Quins contract
Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Stoop until 2014.
Head Coach John Kingston and Skills Coach Colin Osborne have also re-signed for the Twickenham based club.
Quins currently sit top of rugby union’s Premiership.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Police search for missing Staines man
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 40-year-old man from Staines who has been missing since last week.
Richard Holmes was last seen at his home address and hasn't been in contact with friends or family since.
He regularly goes on long walks, often travelling a significant distance, and has previously been known to walk from Staines to Camberley and Windsor and also to parts of Sussex and Essex.
He's white, 5ft 10ins tall, medium build, brown eyes, short dark brown hair, unshaven and has a tanned complexion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm
Police investigate stabbing in Wimbledon
A teenager is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in Wimbledon last night.
It happened on Queens Road - the 18 year old was later found injured in Putney Heath.
No arrests have been made.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
McLaren unveil new F1 car
McLaren have unveiled their new car at the team's HQ in Woking.
Both drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton were at the launch.
Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh says the cars prospects look good and fresh thinking has been applied to every major system on it.
The season kicks off in Australia next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am
Toxic chemicals missing in Woking
Police are investigating after chemicals described as "very toxic" have gone missing just outside Woking.
Three packages disappeared from Enthone, a company based in Sheerwater.
Two of the packages contain gold potassium cyanide, which produces the deadly gas hydrogen cyanide if it comes into contact with water or acid.
Police have have advised anyone who believes they have come into contact with the packages to seek urgent medical treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Worcester Park firm turns to Youtube to catch suspected thieves
A company in Worcester Park has released a 'You tube' video after a theft at their offices.
The video shows three youths entering 'More than Lofts' in Central Road last month.
Police are investigating.
The firm says it will also remind other shop owners in the area to be vigilant. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
The NHS warns of the dangers of cold weather
The Met Office is warning that there is a very high risk of severe cold weather for the rest of this week.
Temperatures are likely to be below zero, especially at night.
The NHS are reminding us that the cold can be hazardous to health, particularly for the elderly.
It’s important that people take care of themselves and also look out for their neighbours.
Around 27,000 more people die in England during the winter months than at other times of the year and that figure can greatly increase during severe weather.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm
Shepherds Bush fire update
Fire fighters are still at the scene of a fire at a former dairy in Shepherds Bush.
The blaze broke out on Wood Lane this morning just before 10 o'clock – up to 75 fire fighters were on scene to get the fire under control.
An acetylene gas cylinder has also been discovered, which has now been cooled and disposed of.
A further 40 cylinders of various types that were not involved in the fire were also removed to safety.
But a range of workshops and warehouses were damaged, as well as around 20 vehicles.
100 people were evacuated from the building – no one is thought to have been hurt.
Thick dark smoke caused long delays on roads around Shepherds Bush and White City underground station was closed for over five hours.
Photo courtesy of Jenni Crane
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm
Merger plans rejected
It's back to the drawing board for St Helier hospital today after St George's announced it would not be completing a merger.
Radio Jackie's Lucy Mayer has spoken to Director of Communications at St Helier hospital, Antony Tiernan.
Man collides with bus in Kingston
A man has been hit by a bus in Kingston.
The accident happened just before 3.30 in Eden Street.
He was treated at the scene by a cycle paramedic and taken to Kingston Hospital where his condition is unknown.
Eden Street is currently sealed off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm
New mediation service in Kingston
People in Kingston are being offered a new service from Kingston University and the police.
‘Don’t get mad, get mediation’ aims to stop any potentially serious disputes that may result in violence.
The service hopes to be a solution for neighbours or families to restore good relationships.
It was initially designed to help student disputes and will run as a trial period until the end of March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm
Man tricked at Sutton cashpoint
A 74 year old man has been tricked out of £700 in Sutton as part of a cash machine scam.
A young woman let the victim in front of her in the queue outside Lloyds TSB in Cheam Road.
She then told him the machine had swallowed his card like it had hers – another man also claimed a similar problem.
The pensioner later found out from the bank that cash had been stolen from his account.
Police say both of the suspects are both in their twenties, wore black clothing and had Eastern European accents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Redskins boost defence
Streatham Redskins have boosted their defence ahead of this week-ends two games.
English National League player Luke Reynolds joins from Wightlink.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm
Football transfer news
Chelsea are closing in on two teenage stars – before football’s transfer window slams shut tonight.
The Blues have tied up the signing of Belgian Kevin De Bruyn – that’s according to his club Genk, who he’ll be loaned back to.
They’re also thought to be in the hunt for 18-year-old Nottingham Forest striker Patrick Bamford in a 1.5-million pound deal.
QPR are being linked with signing three players – including former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse.
Fulham look set to lose out to Liverpool for the signature of Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
London fire makes savings
A total of 9 million pounds has been saved by London Fire Brigade.
It's after the number of false call-outs crews attended dropped over the past four years.
LFB says it went to just over 40 thousand false calls in 2011, triggered by automatic alarm systems, compared to 48 thousand in 2008.
But it said crews are still being called out to a false or hoax call every 10 minutes which is costing 37 million pounds a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
Firefighters tackle blaze in Shepherds Bush
Around 75 firefighters are currently tackling a fire in Shepherds Bush.
The fire is believed to be affecting a dairy and other industrial units on Wood Lane.
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
Police hunt robber in Rosehill
Police are searching for a man who raided a phone shop in Rosehill.
The suspect rode up to the Carphone Warehouse store on a bicycle before entering and taking a number of phones and cash.
He stuffed the items into a postbag and then made off on the bike yesterday morning.
He’s black and was wearing a high visibility Royal Mail uniform.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
London and Surrey braced for ' cold snap'
People across South West London and Surrey are being warned to brace themselves for snow showers.
It's as temperatures across the country plunge.
A high pressure system over Scandinavia and western Russia is set to push Arctic winds towards Britain.
The Met Office has now issued a warning of severe cold weather across much of England until at least Thursday.
Cold weather during the daytimes and widespread frosts are expected in London and the South- East this week, with temperatures dropping to -4C by Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Big blow for St Helier hospital today
St George's has decided not to merge with St Helier hospital.
The Surrey based hospital needs to attain foundation status by 2014. Something it cannot financially do alone.
A hospital spokesman issued this statement.
St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust have informed us and our strategic authority, NHS London, that they cannot proceed with their bid to merge with St Helier and Sutton hospitals.
Throughout the process St George’s have been very positive about the strategic opportunity to merge and the benefits this could bring to patients.
However, due to the financial challenges facing hospitals in south west London and the inability to pre-empt the outcome of the Better Services Better Value review, which is looking at how NHS services are provided across south west London, they do not feel able to proceed at this time.
This is because the review, which will be open to public consultation, could have a significant impact on the financial income of all hospitals involved.
St George’s have however expressed a full commitment to working closely with St Helier and Sutton hospitals in the future.
For more information about the work of the Trust visit our website: www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/epsom_sthelier) or find us on Facebook (facebook.com/epsomsthelier).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am
Monday, 30 January 2012
West London doctor not guilty
A doctor accused of manslaughter after a man died in police custody in West London has been acquitted.
56 year old Dr Hisham El-Baroudy was cleared of a charge of gross negligence manslaughter after Andrzej Rymarzak died at Chelsea police station in 2009.
Southwark Crown Court heard how he had said that the 43 year old who had taken drugs and alcohol, was fit to be detained.
After the verdict, the Judge said the doctor's actions had been "negligent", but not criminal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm
Local mum for Mayor
Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones is backing a mother from New Malden to be the next London Mayor.
Siobhan Benita left her job in the civil service earlier this month to run as an independent candidate.
Mr Jones asked his twitter followers to support her claiming she has “the determination and experience to make a real difference”
Benita has previously worked with Jones on a youth enterprise project and has promised to campaign heavily on youth issues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm
Footballer Lee Hughes charged with sexual assault
Notts County have revealed one of their players has been charged with sexual assault.
35-year-old striker Lee Hughes was arrested last month after police were called to a hotel in Croydon where the League One team were staying.
It's over an alleged incident involving a woman the night before Notts played an FA Cup game against Sutton United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Shop in Croydon damaged by fire
Part of a shop in Croydon has been damaged by fire.
Around 30 firefighters tackled the blaze in North End last night.
Part of the shop on the ground floor and areas on the first and second floors were damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm
Wolfson centre to move
The fate of Wimbledon’s Wolfson Neuro-rehabilitation centre has finally been decided.
Its services will be moved to Queen Mary’s Roehampton in March.
The current site on Copse Hill is to be sold to generate funds for improving the service.
The centre rehabilitates patients who have received head and brain trauma.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm
Molesey boat club submits plans
Molesey Boat Club has submitted plans for a new “State of the art” rowing centre.
The landmark scheme includes a gym and a rowing tank for teaching youngsters how to row on dry land.
The funding will come from the Olympic 2012 legacy fund
Molesey’s Captain Andrew Triggs-Hodge is passionate about the impact it could have.
He says it will help confirm the club as the country’s top all round rowing centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm
Robshaw new England captain
Chris Robshaw has been confirmed as England's new rugby union captain.
The 25-year-old Harlequins skipper has only made one international appearance to date.
He'll take charge for England's opening match at the Six Nations - against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm
Clegg visits Croydon
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in Croydon on Friday visiting victims of last August’s riots.
House of Reeves was burned to the ground after 150 years in business.
The family has often said they want those involved to take responsibility for their actions.
Mr Clegg spent time looking at the old site which is slowly being rebuilt, as well as talking to the family in their temporary store across the road.
Jackie's Lucy Mayer asked the Deputy Prime Minister if he felt justice was being done.
Mr Clegg was accompanied by Lib Dem London Mayoral Candidate Brian Paddick and Carshalton and Wallington's MP Tom Brake.
He told Radio Jackie that on the night of the riots last August, London's Mayor should have been on the scene, and he is giving his full backing to Brian Paddick in his race for the top job. The elections take place in May.
Mr Clegg said Mr Paddick, who grew up in nearby Sutton, is perfect for the role because of his work within the police force.
Charity workers were also invited to meet the Deputy PM and put forward their views.
One of those in attendance was Tony Harrison, from the Croydon African and Caribbean Family Organisation, or CACFO.
He is keen to press ahead with the rehabilitation of rioters so they won’t turn to crime again.
Photo courtesy of Grant Melton
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am
Chelsea set to sign new midfielder
Belgian teenager Kevin De Bruyn is expected to complete a move to Chelsea today.
The Genk midfielder is reportedly in London having a medical with the Blues.
It’s thought he’ll be loaned back to the Belgian side for the rest of the current season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am
John Terry could get time off
Chelsea are considering giving John Terry time off as he fights to clear his name over allegations of racist abuse towards QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
The England captain's court case is due to begin on Wednesday.
He denies any wrongdoing.
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says he would be prepared to let the defender have time off should a trial take place during the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
Road crossings in Lambeth unsafe for visually impaired
New research has revealed that Southwark and Lambeth have some of the highest numbers of road crossings unsafe for the visually impaired in London.
A total of 38 crossings controlled by Transport for London (TfL) in Lambeth and Southwark fail to the meet the national standard.
Lobbyists are calling on TfL to make the crossings in question safe.
The national standard requires crossings to have either an audible sound or a rotating cone to help people with impairments.
More than 2,500 people are registered as blind or partially sighted in the two boroughs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 am
Man caught fly-tipping in Wallington
A man has been ordered to pay Sutton Council 300-pounds costs after being found guilty of fly-tipping in Wallington.
38-year-old builder Seth Russell of Mitcham was spotted by alert members of the public dumping bags of soil and gravel in a garage service road on Lavender Hill.
Russell was also given a 2-year conditional discharge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am
Sunday, 29 January 2012
New approach to disabled support
Surrey Council has announced new plans to help disabled people live independently in their homes.
The plans will involve partnership with an outside organisation and is part of the council’s ‘one team’ approach.
The Surrey Disabled People’s Partnership will provide information, advise and support to more than 1400 disabled residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
Hounslow tackles alcohol crime
Police in Hounslow want to make it harder for new pubs and off-licences to open in the town as they try to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime.
According to officers there has been a increase in the number of late night drinking establishments.
They are hoping to use legislation introduced as part of the Licensing Act to stem the problem.
A spokesperson for Hounslow police said there would be public consultation before any decision is taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Cobham resident reunited with stolen silverware
A Cobham resident has been reunited with silverware stolen from him over Christmas.
A group of children stumbled on dumped silverware, including jewellery and memorabilia, in Guildford earlier this month.
Police were able to link the items to a burgled property in Cobham.
Surrey Police are reminding residents to mark their property with a postcode.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am
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