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Saturday, 17 March 2012

FA Cup Tie abandoned

The FA Cup quarter final tie between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers has been abandoned after the Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch.

The 23-year-old went down with several minutes remaining in the first half.

A defibrillator was used on the pitch to try to resuscitate him.

He's now been taken to hospital and there's no word on his condition.

It's understood his manager Owen Coyle is with him.

As he was taken off, fans held their heads in their hands - with some in tears.

The Football Association has taken to Twitter to release a short statement, which reads: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Fabrice Muamba and his family right now. A wonderful person."

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, who played with Muamba at Bolton, has tweeted: "Hope Muamba is okay. Thoughts with him."

And Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has said: "Come on Fabrice Muamba, praying for you."

Our reporter at White Hart Lane is Kevin Hatchard. He describes what happened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 pm  

England vs Ireland Legends at the Twickenham Stoop







It was a night for rugby fans to remember.

England versus Ireland Legends at the Twickenham Stoop.

Heroes such as Martin Corry, Austin Healey, and Jason Robinson for the home side faced up to the likes of Shane Byrne, Mick Galway and Justin Bishop to name but a few of the grand masters of rugby union.

The Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup was the prize.

A great atmosphere, plenty of action and money donated to worthy charities.

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne was pitch-side:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Friday, 16 March 2012

THIS WEEKEND: Mum takes on mammoth challenge for charity close to her heart
A mum from Raynes Park will be taking on an incredible seven runs starting on Mothers’ Day.

Stephanie Nimmo wants to do something to mark seven years since her daughter started using the Shooting Star CHASE Childrens’ Hospices

Daisy suffers from little known Costello Syndrome, which means she is more susceptible to cancer, heart problems and growth issues.

Stephanie explains why she owes so much to the hospices.



To find out more about Shooting Star Chase and the work it does, click here

To sponsor Stephanie, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 pm  

Purley Festival due to make welcome return


The people of Purley are gearing up for a week of fun and entertainment.

The Purley Festival is making a welcome return to the area from June 25th to July 1st.

It’s a much needed morale boost following last year’s riots and the recent news that Croydon has lost out on Jubilee City Status.

Event organiser Fiona Lipscombe says it’s a reason for the community to come together.



For more information, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 pm  

Sally Gunnell backs running clubs in South West London and Surrey
Running clubs are springing up in South West London and Surrey as the excitement of the Olympics builds up.

A new initiative called RUN BRITAIN has the backing of international athlete Sally Gunnell.

There are already running clubs in Kingston, Richmond, Hounslow, Sutton, Croydon, Putney, Woking and Leatherhead.

And you can find more information at royalcaribbean.co.uk/runners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Two women arrested in Wallington
Two women have been arrested and questioned after a man suffered injuries in his kitchen in Wallington.

Police were called to a property in Hurricane Road in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Both women in their forties have been bailed to return to Sutton police station in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Bodies of those killed in tragic Switzerland crash returned home
The bodies of 28 people who died in a coach crash in Switzerland have been returned to their native Belgium.

The 22 children and 6 staff were killed on their way back from a ski trip on Tuesday.

A British boy is among those who died - 11-year-old Sebastian Bowles moved to Belgium from London with his family two years ago.

Peter Vanvelthoven is the town mayor of Lommel, where some of the victims went to school.

He has praised the Swiss authorities' response to the crash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Road safety campaign launched by students
Students at Royal Holloway have launched a campaign to make roads in the area safer.

It comes just 2 weeks after a student at the University was killed crossing London Road on the A30 in Egham.

The junction has been the cause of numerous accidents over the past few years.

Runnymead Council are currently in the process of investing 10,000 pounds into pedestrian crossing facilities at the black spot.

Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East, supports the campaign, and thinks progress must be made as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Man attacked in Cheam
A man’s been kicked and punched in the face following a disturbance in Cheam.

The 21 year old is being treated for serious facial injuries after a fight between a group of men and women outside goals soccer centre.

It happened on Saturday 3rd March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Clashes over futures of Heathrow Airport and London tube
The future of Heathrow Airport and the London tube have been discussed by the four candidates to be London Mayor.

They clashed at a hustings in the Capital ahead of the elections of 3rd May.

Boris Johnson attacked Ken Livingstone for his promised Tube fare cuts, but the Labour candidate accused him of "sitting on money" rather than helping commuters.

Lib Dem Brian Paddick urged "smarter" use of Heathrow to increase capacity, while the Greens' Jenny Jones suggested a congestion charge around the airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Big Brother star mugged in South-West London
TV presenter Brian Dowling says he felt "physically sick" after being mugged by two robbers who he says held a knife to this throat.

The Big Brother star was close to his home in south-west London on Wednesday when he had his phone and cash stolen.

A Scotland Yard spokesman says police are investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Fresh set of strikes Heathrow
Workers on the Heathrow Express will stage a fresh set of strikes in a row over disciplinary action against two rail workers.

Members of the RMT union will walk out for nine hours next Saturday and for 12 hours the following day.

The union's already held two strikes in protest at the sacking of a driver and disciplinary action against another worker.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Ovarian cancer awareness campaign
A campaign's been launched to raise the profile of ovarian cancer which claims the life of a woman in the UK every two hours.

The symptoms include stomach pain, persistent bloating and needing to go to the toilet more frequently.

GP, Dr Rob Hicks is urging more women to find out the facts about Ovarian cancer and take action sooner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Passengers stuck on Thorpe Park's newest rollercoaster
Rollercoaster fanatatic’s were left stuck on Thorpe Park’s newest ride.

Visitors to the attraction in Chertsey were stuck halfway up a steep ascent of The Swarm ride for several minutes.

Thorpe Park said a small problem led to the system shutting down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Hospital car parking charges increase by up to 100%
More than one in four hospital trusts in England have increased car parking charges for patients and visitors, according to new data.

Some costs are said to have increased by 100 per cent.

London has the most expensive car parking charges
While – in Surrey, Ashford and St Peter’s charges £2 for the first hour, £3 for one to hours and £4 for two to three hours.

Michael Watson is from the Patients' Association.
He says there seems to be a distinct reluctance among NHS bosses to do anything
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Sutton head teacher to support struggling schools
A head teacher from a Sutton primary school has been selected for a top role in supporting struggling schools.

Alexander Clark from Avenue Primary in Belmon – is one of only 95 headteachers in the group - National Leaders of Education.

He’ll be offering extra help to schools in challenging circumstances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Epsom doctor backs online test for asthma sufferers
A senior doctor from Epsom, Sutton and St Helier hospitals is backing an online test for asthma sufferers.

Dr Veronica Varney wants more people to take Asthma UK’s ‘Triple A Test’.

It takes people through a series of questions to determine if they are at high risk of an attack and offers relevant advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Youth services cuts to blame for gang violence
The founder of the Damilola Taylor Trust says cuts to youth services are to blame for a rise in gang and street violence.

Gary Trowsdale, set up the charity after 10-year-old Damilola died after being stabbed in Peckham in 2000.

He claims the cuts are leaving youths with nothing to do but hang around on the streets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Tooting resident win MasterChef
A woman from Tooting has been crowned the winner of MasterChef.

29 year old Shelina Permalloo is the second woman to win the culinary challenge in eight years.

Her winning menu was made up of an octopus starter, mutton curry and a dessert of mango cannelloni filled with lime curd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Surrey's residents urged to visit 'Green Homes' event
Local residents are being urged to attend Surrey’s Green Homes event on March 24th and 25th.

The event organised by Action Surrey, the county’s free energy advice service, will show residents how money can be saved on energy bills.

The weekend will see Surrey homeowners, who’ve implemented energy saving ideas, opening their doors to visitors.

They’ll share their knowledge and experience of reducing fuel bills by generating their own renewable energy.

About 30 homes will be available to view.

Residents can view and choose the homes they’d like to visit for free but booking is required at www.actionsurrey.org/surreygreenhomes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

Police search for dangerous dog owner in Worcester Park
Police continue to search for three people after a man was bitten by a dog in Worcester Park last month.

62-year-old Olympic volunteer Peter Bone from Worcester Park was attacked by the Staffordshire type dog in Central Road on February 18th.

Mr Bone received 6 stitches and has been left with a scar on his leg.

Police are appealing to the three people, two women and a man, who were with the dog to come forward and assist them with their inquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 am  

Thursday, 15 March 2012

The legends of Rugby Union play for Charity in Twickenham
Saturday sees the culmination of the Rugby Union 6 Nations. England play host to Ireland in the final match of the 2012 championship.

Before then, all eyes turn to the Stoop - the home of the premiership league leaders Harlequins.

The retired legends of England and Ireland come face to face Friday evening to battle it out over the Stuart Mangan Memorial Trophy.

Players, such as Jason Leonard, Austin Healey, Mick Galway and Nick Poppelwell join captains Martin Corry and Shane Byrne in a match aimed to raise money for charity.

Former England international Chris Sheasby is playing for the England Classics Friday evening:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm  

Dame Jacqueline Wilson book signing
Popular children’s writer Dame Jacqueline Wilson will be at Surbiton Library Hall on April 5th between 2-5pm.

Wilson will be reading some of her best-selling books and signing them.

Tickets for the free event can be collected from the library.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Wife Carrying Race returns
This Sunday the annual Wife Carrying Race returns to Dorking.

Hopeful contestants carry a partner of choice for 250 metres along a race course broken up with obstacles and water hazards.

In addition to gaining the legendary title of 'British Wife Carrying Champion', the winner will receive a barrel of Pilgrim Ale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Thornton Heath murderer sentenced
A 16-year-old boy who murdered another teenager in London after robbing him of his mobile telephone has today been sentenced to a minimum of 14 years' in prison.

Nathan McLeod, from Thornton Heath, was convicted of the murder of 15-year-old Temidayo Ogunneye from Peckham.

McLeod, who was just 15 years old when he killed Temidayo, also pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery.

Two others were found not guilty of the murder but pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Sutton and East Surrey water apply for drought permit
Sutton and East Surrey Water is applying for drought permit to allow it to fill its reservoir.

The continuing drought has forced the firm to apply to the Environment Agency to help it to fill Bough Beech Reservoir in Kent.

The reservoir is only 78 per cent full and usually at this time of the year it would be close to being full.

If granted, the permit would allow Sutton and East Surrey Water to take more water from the River Eden.

A similar permit was granted during the 2005 and 2006 drought.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Dial 101 for non-emergencies
The Metropolitan Police Service is reminding Londoners to dial 101 in a non-emergency.

An awareness campaign has been launched, which will include leaflets and text messages.

101 was launched last year to ease pressure on 999 calls, and can be used to report a crime that has already happened.

If an immediate Police response is required, people should continue to call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Memorial plaques stolen from church yard
Detectives are investigating after the theft of two bronze memorial plaques from a church yard in Old Woking.

The metal plates, valued at £5,000, are used to record details of people who have died and were in the grounds of St Peter’s Church in Church Street.

The plates, which were screwed onto brick, are 4ft square.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Seventh man arrested in connection with Croydon killing
Police investigating a murder in Croydon have arrested a 7th man in connection with their inquiry.

The 21 year was detained on Tuesday and later released on bail pending further inquiries.

26 year old Trevor Ellis from Brixton died from a gunshot wound during last summer’s riots.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Missing racing bike found in Carshalton
A stolen £1,000 ‘Trigon’ Racing bike has been recovered by police in Carshalton.

The bike had been reportedly abandoned and was found in an alleyway behind houses on Sunday.

The police are urging the public and the owner to come forward and contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Vandals deface vehicles
There’s been a further outbreak of spray painting on cars – this time in Woking.

£300 of damage was caused to a grey Renault Scenic in Knaphill between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

White lines had been spray painted onto its panels and bonnet by vandals.

Officers believe this incident is linked to similar offences which have taken place in the county including Runnymede – the Mole Valley and Elmbridge.

In one case a blue MG was damaged with white paint causing one hundred pounds of damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Kingston Alumni awarded by Royal Television Society
A former non-English speaking taxi driver has been awarded a highly prestigious award from the Royal Television Study.

Jamal Osman, a Kingston University Journalism student, created a 10-minute documentary Somali Olympic Dreams.

He travelled to Mogadishu to meet athletes who run daily through the city’s ‘road of death’.

The RTS judges called the film a ‘remarkable project which was ‘heart-warming, uplifting and heart-breaking by turn’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

No more than four dogs each in Richmond
People in Richmond who own more than four dogs may have to find a new place to walk them soon.

Proposals to control the number of dogs on public land, including parks and open spaces, have been revealed by the council.

It’s hoped the plans to extend existing control orders will ensure irresponsible dog walkers can be tackled ‘swiftly and effectively’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Preparations in place for opening race weekend
The stars of Formula 1 are preparing for the opening race weekend of the season.

First practice takes place late tonight in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton is second favourite with the bookies to claim the drivers' championship this year, after finishing fifth in 2011.

The McLaren man says he's starting from scratch now.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Wandsworth Council Stop Fraudsters
Fraudsters who conned nearly 2000 music fans out of cash for tickets they never received have been stopped.

Wandsworth Trading Standards discovered that the fake online sellers had registered a council building as their trading address.

Investigators tracked the Internet Service Provider Number and shut down the bogus sites.

£40,000 acquired by gang responsible has been frozen and will help to reimburse at least some of the victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

Vandalised cars in Woking
There’s been a further outbreak of spray painting on cars – this time in Woking.
300 pounds of damage was caused to a grey Renault Scenic in Knaphill between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

White lines had been spray painted onto its panels and bonnet by vandals.

Officers believe this incident is linked to similar offences which have taken place in Surreyincluding Runnymede – the Mole Valley and Elmbridge.

In one case a blue MG was damaged with white paint causing one hundred pounds of damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

West Ealing murder enquiry
A murder inquiry is under way after a death in West Ealing.

Police were called yesterday to reports of a woman stabbed at an address in Sherwood Close.

A 59 year old woman was taken to hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

A 52 year old man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Benefit fraudster sentenced
A woman from Hounslow has been sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months, for committing benefit fraud worth almost £58,000.

Ade Bosede Osinloye, from Hounslow, pleaded guilty to six charges.

She provided the council with false information and failed to notify them about changes in her circumstances.

Between 1996 and 2008 she was overpaid housing benefit of 48 thousand pounds and council tax benefit of 9 thousand.

She was also ordered to do 240 hours of unpaid work and has to repay the full amount.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Croydon pipped to the post in city bid
England, Wales and Scotland have each been awarded a new city to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

St Asaph in Wales and Perth in Scotland are now cities and Armagh in Northern Ireland has been granted a lord mayoralty.

Chelmsford pipped Croydon to the civic honour in England following a national competition.

Speaking on a visit to Croydon earlier this year, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he doubted he’d be able to influence the vote.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Merton's libraries launch art activity projects
Merton Council's libraries are to hold art activity projects aimed at specific target groups.

A share of 20,000 pounds was awarded from Arts Council England and the Local Government Association.

Project events will include poetry reading and writing workshops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Sunbury rapist sentenced to six years
A man from Sunbury has been sentenced to six years after being found guilty of raping a woman in Chertsey last year.

20 year old Matthew Duggan was sentenced to three years in a young offenders institute and a further three years on licence.

The assault on the 19-year-old victim took place in a field off Mead Lane in Chertsey in July last year.

The victim sustained 33 separate injuries during the attack.

As part of his sentence Duggan will also be placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Police appeal after Ashford robbery
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 19-year-old man was targeted during a recent robbery in Ashford.

It happened in Feltham Road, and involved three men grabbing a passer-by and stealing his mobile phone.

The suspects then took off in a black ford focus.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Increasing number of vehicles at Heathrow sparks fears of worsening air pollution
A new report says the increasing number of vehicles using the road to get to Heathrow is worsening air pollution in the area.

The Plane Speaking study says two thirds of 69 million passengers getting to the airport used cars or taxis.

It said with bigger planes and the redevelopment of Heathrow, the number of passengers could rise to 95 million.

The report suggests extending the London Underground's operating hours to Heathrow to cut pollution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Youth unemployment continues to rise
Younger people are still struggling to get jobs, with yet another rise in youth unemployment.

More than one in five 16-to 24-year-olds is out of work.

The total unemployment rate in the three months to January was also up - rising 28 thousand to 8-point-4 per cent.

Jobless women accounted for most of the increase.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Oyster Card equivalent launches outside of London
A new ticket scheme will allow passengers outside of London to travel by bus and rail with one smart card.

Stagecoach Group has joined up with South-West Trains to launch the pilot today.

Similar to London's oyster card, passengers simply hold their smart card over special readers on the bus or at the rail platform.

The initiative currently involves season ticket holders travelling between Basingstoke and any smart card enabled system outside London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Third runway at Heathrow would not increase emissions
A former Conservative environment minister says the government should drop its opposition to a third runway at Heathrow.

Tim Yeo says a change in EU aviation rules means it would not lead to an increase in emissions.

He also says it’s vital to ensure Britain continues to have a ‘world class’ transport system if it wanted to be a ‘world class’ economy.

But Transport Secretary & Putney MP Justine Greening says she will not consider a third runway and Labour say it’s ‘off the agenda’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Wheelchair bound man gearing up for Mile at the Mall

Across the length and breadth of the country, people are currently gearing up to do the Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 25th March.

But for one man, doing the Mile at the Mall in London will be a truly momentous achievement.

Wheelchair-bound pensioner Alan Oliver, 71, suffered a massive stroke six years ago that left him paralysed down one side of his body, and he was told he’d never walk again.

Having been an active and sporty person growing up, this was devastating news, so Alan was determined to get back on his feet again. He has been doing rehabilitation work twice a week to build his up his strength, but what really gave him a boost was meeting TV personality David Walliams before he did his epic Thames swim for Sport Relief.

Last year, the comedian visited Wandsworth Older People’s forum which uses Sport Relief cash to improve the lives of older people within the borough.

Alan explains: “I used to swim in the Thames when I was a kid so I was willing David on during his challenge.

“His swim was so impressive that it inspired me to crack on with my rehabilitation treatment and I thought, ‘What can I do to help someone else?’

“When I saw an advert for the Sport Relief Mile I thought, ‘I’m going to train for that’. I can’t do the whole mile but my aim was to walk 100 yards which is a long way for me. Now it looks as though I might be able to do 300 to 400 yards.

“I’ve seen some of the great things that Sport Relief has done on the telly and I hope other people feel encouraged to take part in the Sport Relief Mile too.”

Alan may not be able to complete a full Mile on the day, but he’ll give it his best shot and his heroic effort will still be nothing short of a miracle.

Join Alan in taking part in one of hundreds of Sport Relief Mile events happening across the country on Sunday 25th March. There’s a choice of distance – 1, 3 or 6 Miles – so absolutely everyone can be a part of something truly great.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Croydon misses out on City Status
Chelmsford, Perth and St Asaph have been awarded city status to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Armagh in Northern Ireland has been granted a lord mayoralty.

The awards have been made by the Queen on the advice of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, following a competition to bid for civic honours launched in December 2010.

Last month, Mr Clegg visited Croydon, which was in the running for the accolade, and expressed his sympathy with the town, which is currently in a state of rebuild following last August's riots.

He told reporters he was glad he didn't have to make the final decision as it was such a hard choice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Jailed former Police Officer launches another appeal against sentence
Former Hounslow police commander Ali Dizaei has lodged another appeal against his latest convictions.

Dizaei was jailed last month for an attack on a website designer outside a Kensington restaurant in 2008, in an argument over a website.

It’s believed he’ll present fresh evidence in an effort to clear his name for the second time – after being cleared of a previous conviction last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Police issue advice on distraction burglaries
"If in doubt, keep them out" – that’s the advice being issued by Surrey Police.

It follows an attempted distraction burglary in Egham on Friday.

A woman in her eighties opened her door in Spring Rise to a man claiming to be a police officer – but after confronting him he ran off.

The suspect is described as a white man in his thirties, slim build, 6 foot tall and was wearing a long dark coat, dark trousers and a dark woolly hat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Investigation into Croydon Murder
Detectives in Croydon have launched a murder investigation following the death of forty eight year old Rajendra Patel.

He was assaulted at his home address on the 21st February. He went to hospital and received treatment. But last Thursday Mr Patel returned to hospital and died the following day.

Officers are appealing for thirty seven year old Daniel Bannister to get in touch as they believe he may have what they say is “information vital to the investigation”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Rugby Legends all set to entertain at Twickenham

A packed weekend of rugby is coming to Twickenham.

Saturday sees the culmination of the Rugby Union 6 Nations. England play host to Ireland in the final match of the 2012 championship.

Before then, all eyes turn to the Stoop - the home of the premiership league leaders Harlequins.

The retired legends of England and Ireland come face to face Friday evening to battle it out over the Stuart Mangan Memorial Trophy.

Players, such as Jason Leonard, Austin Healey, Mick Galway and Nick Poppelwell join captains Martin Corry and Shane Byrne in a match aimed to raise money for charity.

RFU Injured Players Foundation, RPA Benevolent Fund and IRFU Charitable Trust are all in for a share of the £150,000 that the players are hoping to raise.

Kick-off is Friday 16th March at 7.45pm.

For tickets and more information visit www.englandirelandlegends.co.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Pensioner foils distraction burglary in Egham
''If in doubt, keep them out'' - that is the advice being issued by Surrey Police.

It follows an attempted distraction burglary in Egham on Friday.

A woman in her eighties opened her door in Spring Rise to a man claiming to be a police officer.

He quickly held up a card when the victim asked for identification, but refused to allow her to inspect it.

The suspect then asked to be let into her house and wedged his foot in the door to stop her from closing it.

The victim pushed the man away and he left the area on foot, around 6.45pm.

The suspect is described as a white man in his thirties, slim build, 6ft tall who spoke with a southern accent.

He was wearing a long dark coat with the collar up, dark trousers and a dark woolly hat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Car Vandals Strike in Surrey
Surrey Police are appealing for information after a number of vehicles in Mole Valley were damaged with spray paint.

The vandals struck late last Sunday night around Capel, Leatherhead and Abinger.

In each area a number of cars were targeted, amounting to several hundred pounds worth of damage.

Officers believe the events are linked to similar recent acts of vandalism throughout Guildford, Woking, Surrey Heath and Elmbridge.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 pm  

Runnymede gang charged
A gang who burgled 20 houses across Runnymede have been charged by Surrey detectives.

The gang included a 14 year old boy from Staines and all were charged with conspiracy to commit burglaries from homes.

Three of the gang live in Egham. They include 21 year old Nathan Herbert of Pooley Green Road, 18 year old Kerry Harden of Rowan Avenue and 20 year old Jack Jorden of Mullens Road.

The offences took place between June and December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm  

Richmond promotes town centre
More than a quarter of a million pounds will be spent by Richmond Council to promote its town centre.

Over the next two years the Council is seeking to attract visitors and bring new businesses to the borough.

The last 'All in One' survey by residents showed that local high streets were in need of improvement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Teenager from Hounslow admits manslaughter
A teenager's facing a lengthy jail term for what the judge has described as the most serious crime committed during last summer's riots.

Richard Mannington Bowes was trying to put a fire out in Ealing when he was punched to the ground and died in hospital a few days later.

Darrell Desuze who's 17 and from nearby Hounslow, has admitted manslaughter.

Investigating officer DCI John McFarlane says it was a horrible attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

AFC take on Bradford tonight
The scramble to pull further away from the League Two relegation zone hots up tonight when AFC Wimbledon face Bradford.

The Dons, who sit nine points clear of the bottom two, won their first match in seven against Dagenham & Redbridge at the weekend.

Bradford are just two points behind the Dons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Former BA worker takes fight to European Court
A former nurse and British Airways worker are taking their fight for the right to wear a cross at work to the European Court of Human Rights.

Nadia Eweida, from Twickenham, was suspended by BA for breaching it’s uniform code – but lost an appeal in 2010.

Meanwhile, Shirley Chaplin was told by Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust her necklace breached health & safety.

Their case is expected to be heard later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Surrey police meet private firms
Surrey and West Midlands Police are holding a joint meeting today with private firms interested in taking on some of their work.

They’ve invited bids from companies to provide services such as CCTV monitoring and guarding crime scenes to help cut costs.

The decision has been widely criticised by the union UNISON over fears it could lead to a reduction in accountability and safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Monday, 12 March 2012

Arrest at Heathrow
Two Israeli men have been arrested on a flight from Las Vegas to London Heathrow.

Armed police were called to meet the British Airways plane at Terminal 5 this afternoon.

The pair allegedly made repeated and threatening comments about Iran.

The pilot became concerned and contacted London, where the pair aged 28 and 33 were arrested on arrival.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Speed limits challenged in Kingston
The family of an eight year old boy killed in a cycling accident in Kingston are calling for a reduction in speed limits.

Ali Nasralla died last week after a collision with black cab on Robin Hood Way which split his bicycle in two.

His father Murtadha Nasralla has said that the speed limit should be reduced to 20mph on roads near schools.

The driver of the cab was not arrested at the scene but the police investigation is continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Newman off to Kent
Middlesex’s opening batsman Scott Newman is joining Kent on loan.

He will be there for the first two months of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Young sporting stars recognised in Wandsworth

Thursday night saw the return of the annual Active Wandsworth Awards.

The event was a celebration of residents’ sporting achievements over the last year – the majority of them youngsters.

Handing out the trophies was double Judo Olympian Winston Gordon [pictured with one of the winners], who has taken part in games in Athens and Beijing.

He’s thrilled at the amount of grass root talent that appears to be emerging.


For details on this year's event, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Police appeal for help to find a missing woman
Police are appealing for help to trace a woman missing from a hospital in Hammersmith.

Hannah MacDonald hasn’t been seen since being dropped off near her home in Fulham last Tuesday.

She suffers from temporary amnesia and bouts of depression and often visits Ham Common and Hampton Court Palace.

The 31 year old is white, 5 foot 10 and slim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Richmond businesses go green
More than 50 small and medium sized businesses in Richmond have saved over 29-thousand-pounds between them.

It comes after the firms joined forces with Richmond Council and introduced ‘green’ improvements as part of the GoGreen Plus programme.

The businesses improved energy efficiency by switching off lights and machinery, recycling and reusing different materials.

Almost 40 more businesses are expected to achieve similar savings as part of the project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Parents informed after man exposed himself to primary school pupil
Parents at West Ashtead Primary school have been informed after a man exposed himself to a pupil on Friday.

The incident happened in an alleyway between Taleworth Road and Old Court.

The man’s in his late 40’s, white, around 5 foot 6 tall with balding hair and was wearing a light grey hoody and black jogging bottoms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Woking Council needs your views
Woking Borough Council is asking people who live, shop and work in the area for their views on the next stage of town centre improvements.

A public exhibition is being held on the revitalisation of Commercial Way.

The exhibition will feature design concepts including a clutter free pedestrian street with new paving, street furniture, signage and lighting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Heathrow Express staff continue strike action
Workers on the Heathrow Express will stage another strike later in a dispute over disciplinary action against two colleagues.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union will walk out for 24 hours just after midday.

It's the second walkout in as many months after a driver was sacked and a union rep suspended for voting in favour of strike action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am  

Housing associations in Surrey make top list
Social organisations in Surrey have featured prominently on the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies List for 2012.

Richmond Housing Partnership in Teddington, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity in Leatherhead and Ability Housing Association based in Staines all make the list in the category of ‘Best Non-Profit Organisation to Work For.’

The annual lists of the best companies to work for in the UK began in 2001 and the award is highly valued by its winners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Heathrow Express staff strike again
Staff at Heathrow Express rail service will stage another strike today.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union will walk out for 24-hours from just after mid-day.

The workers, who also went on strike last month, are protesting over disciplinary action against two employees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am  

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