Landlords in Surrey could axe radio link system
Landlords in Surrey have threatened to leave a radio link system intended to keep pubs safe because they claim it is too costly.
Two-way radios link pubs directly with police and the CCTV control centre.
But landlords could turn their backs on the scheme after being told they have to pay £400 each year to continue to use the radios.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm
Surrey man killed in New Forest crash
A man from Surrey has died in a four-car crash in the New Forest.
The victim in his seventies was killed when his Daihatsu collided with 3 other cars on the Ringwood flyover last night.
Police haven't yet released details of his identity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
More help for people with dementia in Surrey
A group of advisors has been deployed in Surrey to help people with the dementia live independently in their own homes.
Specialist are visiting individuals and their families to act as a guide and help them navigate the system to get help or access local services.
They will provide information and advice on the choices available to the 14,000 people in Surrey with dementia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm
BAE systems reports a drop in orders
BAE systems has reported a fall in both new orders and profits for last year.
The firm which has a base in New Malden is Britain's biggest manufacturing employer, has had a drop in revenue and profit.
It follows cuts in defence spending by the British government and the withdrawal of the US army from Iraq.
The company still made 2 billion pounds in 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Distraction burglary in Hersham
An elderly woman in Hersham has become the latest victim of an attempted distraction burglary.
On Sunday, the 84-year-old answered her front door to the offender who was pretending to be a policeman.
He claimed to have seen a man enter the first floor of her house in Vaux Crescent and needed to search the property.
The suspect is white, between 35 and 40 years old, stocky build and about 5 foot 7, wearing a wooly hat and dark clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
11 arrested after protest near Heathrow
Eleven people have been arrested after a protest outside an immigration centre near Heathrow airport.
Members of the No Borders Network were trying to stop a flight deporting illegal immigrants to Ghana.
Police say the demonstration lasted from 6 o’clock yesterday evening until the early hours of this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
Number 10 helping Battersea
A year after joining Downing Street, Larry the cat is helping other feline friends to find homes.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has said that since his rehoming to number 10, they’ve seen a 15% increase in cats being adopted.
Last year almost 2 thousand 7 hundred lost and unwanted cats were taken in by the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm
Rise in unemployment
Unemployment in the UK continues to rise.
In the three months leading to December the total number of people out of work rose by just under 50,000 to 2.67 million.
London has also seen increases in unemployment and it now stands at over 425,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm
Flat damaged by fire in Chelsea
20 firefighters have dealt with a fire in a flat in Chelsea.
They were called to Swan Walk just before mid-day.
Part of a flat on the second floor of a four storey building was damaged by the fire.
Two people escaped before fire crews arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Attempted distraction burglary in Hersham
A Hersham woman in her eighties was the victim of a distraction burglary where the offender claimed to be a police officer.
The incident took place in Vaux Crescent between 8pm and 8.30pm on Sunday the 12th of February.
The 84-year-old pensioner answered the door to the suspect, who told her that he had just seen a man enter her home by using a ladder to get to a first floor window.
The victim and the offender went upstairs to search the property and a short time later the suspect told her that the man who had broken into her house was now in custody and he quickly left the scene on foot.
Nothing was taken.
The suspect is described as a white man, stocky build, between 35 and 40-years-old, around 5ft 7ins tall who was wearing a woolly hat and dark clothing at the time of the offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 pm
Two doctors from Kingston perform life changing surgery
Two doctors from Kingston Hospital will travel to Bangladesh to perform life changing surgery on up to 150 Bangladeshi people later this month.
The trip is being funded by Global Aid Trust charity.
Mr Hooman Sherafat and Dr Ziaul Haque will perform cataract surgery on some of the poorest people in the country who don't have access to medical facilities.
The majority of cataracts they will operate on will be so far advanced that the patient will be blind because of it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Amanda Knox prosecutors appeal begins
The prosecution in the trial of Amanda Knox who was cleared of the murder of the Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher has begun the process of appealing the verdict.
Knox stood trial along with her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, for the murder in Perugia 2007.
Italian prosecutors say the decision to acquit the pair last year was "contradictory and illogical."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm
Kingston busker lands record deal
Kingston’s Clarence Street is famous for its eclectic array of buskers.
But now one of them has hit the big time.
29 year old guitarist Tristan McKay, who now lives in Tooting, took to performing on the streets after he was made homeless.
He was spotted by an assistant of Martin Levan, who has worked with the likes of Rod Stewart and Pink Floyd.
He’s now landed a record deal and says he cannot believe the dream he has held for so long is finally coming true.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm
Amanda Knox set for book deal
The student acquitted of the murder of Cousldon student Meredith Kercher, looks set to receive 600 thousand pounds for her memoirs.
24 year old Amanda Knox was freed last October after spending four years in an Italian jail. She is now studying at Washington University.
21 year old exchange student Meredith died in Perugia in 2007. One man, Rudy Guede, is serving 16 years for her murder.
Knox’s book will allegedly focus on her time spent in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm
Police make new appeals
Police are appealing for information two years after a Valentine's Day murder.
Mark Corcoran from Croydon was attacked near the Crystal Palace football ground, after an FA cup match.
He stumbled into a local shop - but died from stab wounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
House damaged in gas explosion in Hounslow
The roof of a house in Hounslow was blown off by a gas explosion last night.
Fire fighters were called just after eight, to reports of an explosion and small fire on Wellington Road North.
Two men who suffered burns were taken to hospital and three other people left the house before fire fighters arrived.
Twelve people from neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
Explosion in Hounslow
2 men were hurt in an explosion in Hounslow.
The blast happened just after 8 on Monday evening in Wellington Road North in a terraced house.
Seventy percent of the roof was damaged.
The two men were taken to hospital by ambulance - one with burns to his hands and face and one with burns to his hands.
3 further people escaped from the scene before London Fire Brigade arrived.
12 people living in nearby homes were evacuated to be looked after by police and the local authority.
Officials from the gas board attended the scene and an engineer from Hounslow council examined the house to see if it needed to be classified as a dangerous structure.
Wellington Road North was closed after the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am
Monday, 13 February 2012
Bats block development in Surbiton
The Royal Parks is fighting development plans in Surbiton to protect colonies of rare bats.
Kingston council planners want to build 64 new flats and a car park at the Surbiton Filter beds.
But eco-experts say that plans would destroy the rare Daubenton's bat's roosting area and damage the colonies which fly around Richmond and Bushy parks.
Kingston council planners say they are delaying their decision due to “unresolved ecological issues.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 pm
Dizaei guilty of corruption
Scotland Yard commander Ali Dizaei faces a return to jail after being found guilty of corruption for a second time.
He's been convicted unanimously at his retrial of misconduct and perverting the course of justice at Southwark Crown Court.
He was first convicted of framing Waad al-Baghdadi in a street row in 2010 - but he walked out of Leyhill open prison a year later after the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction.
He was a former Borough Commander at Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Police appeal to find missing girl in Kingston
Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 15-year old girl who has been reported missing in Kingston.
Ananiya Varma was last seen at her home address in the early hours of this morning.
Ananiya is described as being of Asian appearance, approx. 5' 1" tall with long, black, shoulder-length hair.
It's believed that she maybe in the Kingston, Wimbledon or Putney areas
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Police investigate Faberge egg theft in Sutton
Police in Sutton are appealing for information about a limited edition Faberge egg, which was stolen in a burglary in Worcester Park.
It was taken in a raid in Bridgewood Road on Friday.
The egg, which is described as being by Theo Faberge, is signed and numbered on the bottom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Officers save woman and dog in Richmond
The Metropolitan Police have revealed that two off duty officers rescued a woman from a frozen lake last week.
They were walking in Richmond Park when they noticed the ice give way under the woman, who was trying to retrieve her dog from the water.
Officials are reminding people to avoid trying to walk on ice while the cold weather continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
Hamilton in 'good place'
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says he is "in a good place" mentally after a winter spent analysing his mistakes from last season.
The Woking driver is aiming to create an environment in which he can perform more consistently than last year.
It was announced last week that Didier Coton, who previously worked with Mika Hakkinen, would join Hamilton's management team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
Building damaged in fire in Mitcham
Investigations are underway into the cause of a fire at a warehouse in Mitcham this morning.
Part of the first floor and roof of the building on Streatham Road were damaged.
The road, which was closed in both directions, has no re-opened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Police hunt distraction burglar in Morden
An 83-year-old woman in Morden has become the latest victim of a distraction burglary.
She had £240 cash stolen after she allowed in a man who said he was from the council.
He claimed he could show her nearby properties where the drains had become blocked.
Police believe the caller had an accomplice who stole the money whilst the woman was being kept talking in the garden.
The suspect is a white man, aged 30-35, slim build and 5ft 8in with short dark hair and had a ‘weather beaten’ face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Chris Tarrant lends support to Princess Alice Hospice, Esher
'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' host Chris Tarrant will be the quiz-master at a charity trivia evening in Surbiton.
The event, for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, takes place at the Holiday Inn in Surbiton on March 24th.
Organisers are hoping to get more money than the 7-thousand five hundred pounds raised at the event in 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am
Fire damages flat in Tolworth Broadway
Fire investigators continue to investigate a fire in Tolworth Broadway yesterday which badly damaged a flat above a shop.
Fire-fighters were called at about ten-to-five in the evening to tackle the blaze above the Pound Value shop.
It took six fire engines and around 30 fire-fighters from 5 different station's to bring the blaze under control just before 7-o'clock.
Five people from a neighbouring flat managed to escape and there were no injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Singing legend Whitney Houston dies aged 48
A true superstar, an icon and a powerhouse.
They're just some of the tributes being paid to Whitney Houston's who's been found dead in a Los Angeles hotel.
It's not clear HOW she died, but police are investigating.
Whitney is one of the biggest selling artists of all time.
Music broadcaster and critic Paul Gambaccini says Whitney broke new ground.
Whitney - who won six Grammy awards - was due to attend this year's ceremony tonight.
Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer of the awards.
These fans holding a vigil outside the hotel in LA, say they're shocked by the news.
Spotlight singer Jennifer Hudson will replace Whitney at tonight's Grammy Awards.
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