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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Harlequins in action at the Stoop

Things are hotting up in the Rugby Union premiership.

In an attempt to regain the top spot of the premiership table, Harlequins welcomed Bath to the field of battle.

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne watched today's action from the Stoop in Twickenham:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm  

Witness appeal following collision in Banstead.
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a collision in Banstead in which a cyclist suffered serious injuries.

The collision, which occurred in Hillside at its junction with Buckles Way involved a grey Fiat Bravo and a pedal cycle.

The cyclist has been taken by air ambulance to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with life threatening injuries. The driver and passenger of the Fiat Bravo were not injured in the incident.

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922, quoting reference P12083938.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Roads Update 12.41
The A3 is currently blocked Southbound just before you reach Esher Common because of an accident.

Queues are so far back to Tolworth.

Stay tuned to 107.8 Radio Jackie for up to the minute reports throughout the afternoon, and please ring the Studio on 0208 288 1078 if you have an update.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Mugs gallery in Hammersmith and Fulham
A mugs gallery of criminals has been released on the internet by Hammersmith and Fulham police.

The video shows stills captured from sting operations, where the criminals were caught on camera without realising.

The operation has been so successful with 49 arrests already, that more homes and vehicles are being kitted out to catch the thieves in the act.

They are so unaware of what’s happened that most lean right into the camera revealing without any doubt, who they are.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-08Gjf8vIS4
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Plans for a Magna Carta centre in Egham
Runnymede Council is putting in a bid for lottery funding to help build an £8 million visitor centre on the site where the Magna Carta was signed.

They want the project to be completed in time for the 800th anniversary in 2015.

The Council hopes that half of the cash needed will come from the lottery and the rest from sponsors.

The proposed centre on the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds would include an exhibition space, café and an amphitheatre for open air performances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

St Peter's Friends told to go
In the year that the Friends of St. Peter’s Hospital celebrate their 60th anniversary, they are being made to give up their café in the main reception of the Chertsey hospital.

The Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust has agreed a multi-million pound catering contract with a private company.

The Friends claim they weren’t consulted with the proposed changes although the Trust denies this.

The Friends who have contributed around one and a half million pounds to improve the hospital have been asked to leave by the 1st of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am  

Woking man runs UK racecourses
A Woking man has gone that extra mile for Sport Relief.

Not being content with doing just one mile, 30 year old Richard Ward decided he wanted to run one mile at each of the 60 racecourses in Britain this week.

He completed his challenge on Friday at Newbury.

He ran the 60 miles in under 480 minutes. And that means bookmaker William Hill who put a £500 bet on it taking him that long will be adding £1,000 to Richard’s sponsorship.

You can sponsor Richard by going to http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/richardward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

Friday, 23 March 2012

Harlequins hope to regain their league leader status at the Stoop in Twickenham
In Rugby Union, Harlequins have lost their premier league-leader status.

It’s after Saracens beat Sale earlier this evening.

The Quins can retake the top spot if they beat Bath at the Twickenham Stoop tomorrow afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

Man is fighting for his life following an incident in Kingston
Two men were taken to hospital following an incident in Kingston.

Police were called to Union Street at 6 o'clock this evening following reports of a fight.

Both males were found with ‘slash-type’ injuries. One has since been discharged whereas the other is thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

Four men have been arrested and remain in custody.

Investigations continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

Drug gang jailed
A trio from Kent including a father and son have been jailed for a total of nearly 26years for conspiring to supply half a million pounds worth of cocaine within London.

51 year old Lloyd McCalla, his 30 year old son Ryan and 27 year old Carlene Wilson were sentenced at Croydon Crown Court for conspiracy to supply the Class A drug.

The group were arrested in July 2010.

Officers discovered them in possession of a bag which contained a kilo of high purity cocaine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Carshalton man jailed for stabbing
A man who stabbed a male drinking partner in the neck after a night out in Carshalton has been jailed for 6 years.

29 year old Wayne McClatchie from Carshalton pleaded guilty to GBH on the 44 year old victim.

In October he made an offensive remark towards the victim’s girlfriend resulting in his brother being attacked.

McClatchie later spotted the couple and attacked the man in Stafford Road stabbing him in the neck and chest.

The victim’s still recovering and has so far been unable to go back to work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Danny Care questioned about alleged assault
England rugby player Danny Care has been questioned about an alleged assault on a woman in Leeds.

The 25-year-old Harlequins scrum half denies the claims and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

It follows an alleged incident earlier this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Second theft of cigarettes in Surrey in two days
Several thousand pounds worth of cigarettes have been stolen in Tadworth

The robbery took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the One Stop shop on Cross Road.

Two suspects entered stealing £3,000 worth of cigarettes.

Over £2,000 worth of damage was also caused to the cabinets where the cigarettes were being kept.

Police say they believe it could be linked to a similar offence at the Co-Op store in Epsom which took place the night before this theft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Private firms want to take on policing services in Surrey
A large number of private companies in Surrey have expressed interest in carrying out policing services.

Surrey Police invited firms to bid to help in certain roles – as they look to save £28 million by 2015.

A spokesperson says having private firms working alongside the force could mean victims can check the status of their case easier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Woman in Mitcham burned in the face and robbed
A 21 year old woman had the top layer of both eyes burned off in an unprovoked chemical attack in Mitcham.

The victim had just left Croydon Tramlink, when she was approached by two women holding what appeared to be a water bottle.

One of the suspects sprayed the contents of the bottle into her face, burning her eyes – leaving her temporarily blind.

They then stole her purse containing £15 in cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Rail services at Gatwick are not on par with Heathrows'
According to a new report Gatwick needs better rail links if it is to compete with Heathrow.

Arup, the firm designing the HS2 terminal at Euston station, says the rail links were "critical" in attracting new airlines.

Guy Stephenson from Gatwick said rail links to the centre of London were faster and more convenient than from any other London airport.

But he admitted that passengers' impressions lagged behind Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

TB is on the rise in London
New figures show tuberculosis has increased by 8% in London.

The Health Protection Agency says there were 3 and a half thousand new cases in the capital in 2011.

The rise is thought to be connected to a rise in homelessness in the city.

Nationally TB increased by 5% with just over 9 thousand new cases reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Surrey tourism set for bumper summer
Tourism in Surrey is already benefiting from the upcoming Olympics.

A spokeswoman for Guildford Tourist Information Centre said there have been many early hotel bookings and an increase in phone enquiries.

There have been 55 per cent more enquiries in January and February compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile Surrey County Council has been holding a series of workshops to help businesses benefit from pre-games training camps and how to successfully bid for 2012 contracts.

The next one is scheduled for March 28th.

You can get all the details at the council’s website-www.surreycc.gov.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 am  

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Police appeal after abduction in Woking
Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was abducted in Woking, driven to another location and assaulted.

The 19 year old victim had been involved in an altercation on Chertsey Road early Sunday Morning.

He was then approached by two men at the junction with Duke Street and forced into a blue Toyota Avensis.

He was taken to the Maybury Area and left severely bruised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Cars damaged in West Byfleet
Police are urging motorists to be extra vigilant with their vehicle security following thefts from cars in Byfleet and West Byfleet.

Cars have been targeted in the Dartnell Park area.

Sat navs, valuables and money have been stolen recently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Police investigate series of distraction burglaries in Surrey
Detectives are investigating a series of distraction burglaries and thefts across Surrey which the offenders claim to be police officers.

Detectives are looking at around 30 cases across the county.

Over the last three months offences have been reported in Elmbridge, Spelthorne, Epsom,Mole Valley and Guildford.

Last Friday a 90-year-old woman in Hersham was targeted by thieves who showed her a false silver badge before stealing handbags and cash.

This week Crimestoppers offered a £5,000 reward for information about the offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Police investigate indecent exposure in Walton
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself to two 14-year-old girls in Walton.

It took place close to the entrance to Walton and Hersham Football Club on Saturday.

The suspect’s a white man in his late twenties or early thirties.

He’s around 6ft, medium build, with short brown hair and facial stubble.

He was wearing a blue top and black tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down each leg.

Police are carrying out an extensive investigation including reviewing CCTV footage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Fraudsters in Sutton pose as fraud investigation team
A woman from Sutton has had 8-thousand-pounds fraudulently taken from her bank account.

It comes after the 57-year-old was tricked into giving up her credit and debit cards.

She received a call from someone claiming to be her ‘bank’s fraud investigation team’ stating that her card had been cloned.

The caller then arranged for a ‘courier’ to pick up the card.

The woman has since learnt how much was taken from her accounts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Heathrow Express strikes called off
The RMT union have called off more planned strikes on the Heathrow Express.

It’s after a dispute over disciplinary action taken against two workers was resolved.

Members had already walked out twice and more strikes were planned for this weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Budget - main details
A Budget for the millions - not the millionaires is how ministers are describing today's tax and spending plans by George Osborne.

The Chancellor's raising the tax threshold to just over nine thousand pounds next April - meaning we'll all be 220 pounds better off.

But there's been criticism of the politically sensitive decision to reduce the highest rate of tax from 50 to 45 pence.

To fund the cuts - spending has been slashed elsewhere and pensioners are going to feel the pinch.


The Treasury's admitted 4-and-a-half million will be worse off because additional age-related allowances are being phased out.


The thorny issue of child benefit allowance has been reassessed.


Households with at least one person earning above 50 thousand pounds will see their payments taper off.


And in a few hours' time smokers will see the price of their cigarettes go up by 37 pence a pack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

McLaren confident
McLaren are confident their new car is good enough to be competitive at all circuits.

It’s after Jenson Button won in Australian on Sunday.

The Woking team’s technical director Paddy Lowe says pre-season testing has demonstrated the car's versatility.

The Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend is held at Sepang.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Police investigate attack in Woking
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 42 year old man was viciously attacked outside Woking station.

Officers were called to Albion Square just after 3am on Sunday to reports of a man trying to break up a brawl outside a fast food restaurant.

He suffered a suspected broken cheek bone and multiple cuts and bruises to his face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes stolen in Epsom
10 thousand pounds worth of cigarettes have been stolen in Epsom.

The robbery took place in the early hours of yesterday morning at the Co-Op store on Upper High Street.

Damage was caused to the front door and frame as well as to the tills and cabinets where the cigarettes were held.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Reward for information after Walton burglary
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of 5 thousand pounds leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a violent burglary.

A 90 year old woman was robbed of several hundred pounds by two men at her home in Walton last Friday evening.

One of the suspects claimed he was a police officer investigating another burglary.

Both men are described as white and in their 20s. Both had their faces covered and were wearing dark clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Mother convicted for destroying clothes
The mother of a teenage looter responsible for the death of a pensioner during last summer’s riots has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

31 year old Lavinia Desuze from Hounslow, was convicted after she destroyed the clothing worn by her son.

17 year old Darrell Desuze pleaded guilty to manslaughter and violent disorder.

68 year old Richard Mannington Bowes was fatally assaulted in Ealing.

Both will both be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Armed Robbery in Fulham
Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery in Fulham this morning at around 8 o clock.

The thieves struck at PC World/Curry’s Megastore at Hurlingham Retail Park, before it opened to the public for the day.

The suspects entered a warehouse at the rear of the store, forced staff to open a safe, and made off with an unknown quantity of cash.

The robbers were black and wore dark clothing; their faces were covered.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 pm  

Croydon Blast Latest

Officers say the explosion at Croydon Police Station this morning was not terror-related.

Seven people were injured after the blast in Park Lane. One is still in a serious condition.

A police representative said they’d like to reassure the public that a full operational
service is continuing and that policing of the borough has not been disrupted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm  

Two jailed for armed robbery
Two men have been jailed for armed robbery after stealing two million pounds from the Royal family of Dubai.

45 year old Trevor Mair from New Addington and 37 year old Jonathan Haynes from Horley in Surrey have been sentenced to 9 and 14 years respectively.

One of the robbers pointed a firearm at one of two men collecting the money on behalf of the Royal family.

It happened in June last year outside the National Bank of Dubai in Knightsbridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Chelsea sack midfielder
Chelsea have sacked midfielder Jacob Mellis after he admitted setting off a smoke grenade at the club's training ground in Cobham.

The 21-year-old was a regular with the reserves.

He'd also played for the first team.

It's the same training ground where Chelsea defender Ashley Cole accidentally shot a work experience student with an air rifle last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

Explosion at Croydon Police Station
Four people have been injured in an explosion at Croydon police station.

It happened in the basement this morning.

The injured are believed to be contractors who were working inside the building on Park Lane.

One man has been flown to hospital with serious burns, another taken to St Georges in Tooting with facial burns.

Two others have suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.

Scotland Yard says there's nothing at the moment to suggest it was a criminal attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

PM admits need for more airport capacity
Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted that the need for more airport capacity in the South East needs to be looked in to.

There are growing calls for a new airport to be built in the Thames Estuary.

Last week, Sir Richard Branson called for a third runway to be built at Heathrow to avoid Britain ‘coming to a full stop’.

Transport Secretary & Putney MP Justine Greening is expected to announce a review of airport capacity later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Police in Sutton investigate 'dating' scam
Police in Sutton are urging people who sign up to dating agencies to be wary of sending money to online partners they have never met.

It’s after a 44-year-old woman from Wallington was scammed out of £20,000 over a period of seven months.

The woman, who has learning difficulties, received a number of requests for money after chatting online with a man claiming to have moved from Kent to Malaysia.

He then started to claim that he had fallen on hard times and made frequent demands for money via text messages to her mobile phone.

Police say that this was an internet scam with the perpetrator operating outside of UK legal jurisdiction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Tenth arrest in connection with Croydon murder
Police investigating the death of a man in Croydon have arrested a 10th man.

26 year old Trevor Ellis died after he was shot in the head while sitting in his car in Duppas Hill last August.

A 24 year old was arrested last night and has been released on bail until next month.

Nine men have so far been arrested in connection with the inquiry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

CCTV image released in Croydon card fraud investigation

Detectives in Surrey have released an image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with an on-going fraud investigation.

Officers are looking at a number of reports of thefts of bank cards and PIN numbers.

It’s resulted in money being taken from victims across the county.

Police are keen to speak to a woman pictured in CCTV taken from Natwest Bank in the Whitgift Centre in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

South west London's football teams gear up for night of action
There’s a busy night of football for sides in south west London.

In the Championship, Crystal Palace take on Barnsley at Selhurst Park tonight.

Brentford are at Bournemouth in League One – while AFC Wimbledon travel to Oxford in League Two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Redevelopment plans for Wandsworth given the go ahead
The next stage of Southside Shopping Centre's redevelopment programme has been given the green light by Wandsworth Council.

A planning application to redevelop the 'Arndale Walk' wing of the centre has been approved.

The existing building frontage along Garratt Lane and on the corner of Wandsworth High Street will also be redeveloped.

There would also be new investment in the public space immediately outside the shopping centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Monday, 19 March 2012

UPDATE 10.25PM: Incident closes Surbiton Train Station
Surbiton Station was closed during this evening's rush hour.

It's after a man, believed to be in his early 20s, was hit by a train.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is being treated as non suspicious.

Another man, believed to be a station guard, was treated for leg injuries after trying to help the man to safety.

The busy station was packed with commuters including school children on their way home.


South West Train services: Disruption on South West Trains between Waterloo and Guildford, between Waterloo and Dorking, between Waterloo and Hampton Court and between Waterloo and Chessington South.

Affecting all suburban and mainline services via Wimbledon. Waterloo-Hampton Court trains run Surbiton-Hampton Court.

Delays of up to 45 minutes and cancellations can be expected until the end of service.

Disruption on South West Trains between Waterloo and Salisbury, between Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour, between Waterloo and Alton and between Waterloo and Weymouth
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Two men sentenced for robbery in Walton
Two men have been sentenced to a total of 13 years and nine months in prison for their part in a string of armed robberies across London, Surrey, Kent, and Buckinghamshire.

28 year old Steven Shields was sentenced to seven years and three months and 34 year old Jamie Kell was sentenced to six and a half years.

They had previously pleaded guilty to the robbery of a cash in transit van and conspiracy to commit commercial robbery.

In July last year a guard was delivering to the NatWest Bank in Walton when two men grabbed a cash box.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Judicial Review Underway Regarding Surrey's Libraries
A judicial review into plans to remove paid staff from 10 libraries in Surrey is due to get underway today at the High Court.

The Surrey Libraries Action Movement challenged the County Council’s decision to run a volunteer pilot scheme.

The council claim the decision will save costs, while maintaining the libraries services – but critics claim it could force them to close.

Among those carrying out the pilots are libraries at Ewell Court and Stoneleigh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Increase in the number wage confirmed
Business Secretary Vince Cable has confirmed an increase in the minimum wage.

The adult rate will go up by 11 pence to £6.19 an hour – while the rate for apprentices goes up by 5 pence.

The government has also backed the recommendation by the Low Pay Commission to keep the rate for 16-20 year olds the same.

Twickenham’s MP says he believes it ‘strikes the right balance between pay and jobs’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

Women's rugby union Six Nations review
England's women notched up their seventh consecutive rugby union Six Nations title at Esher rugby club on Saturday.

Radio Jackie's Melissa Wright takes a look back at their campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Olympic Torch Relay Route Released
A street by street map of the Olympic torch relay has been released showing how it will travel across the country.

Some of the flame's more unusual journeys include travelling on a chair lift at the Needles on the Isle of Wight, abeseiling down the Dock Tower at Grimsby and being rowed at Henley-on-Thames.

Around 7,000 torchbearers have been chosen to take part in the 8,000 mile relay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Developers plan to demolish former TV studio in New Malden
Developers say they plan to demolish a former television studio in New Malden and replace it with 50 new homes.

Barratt Homes want to transform the Brycbox House site in Cocks Crescent into a block of 40 flats and 10 houses.

Kingston Council has received several objections to the development and will make a decision on the application at a meeting on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Sunday, 18 March 2012

England's women triumph in Six Nations rugby
England’s women rugby team has won a record seventh successive Six Nations crown after yesterday’s win over Ireland at the Esher Rugby Club.

Led by a try from captain Katy McLean England won 23-6.

Our reporter Melissa Wright was at the match.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Twickenham film studios face closure
Top film director Steven Spielberg is among those supporting a campaign to prevent the closure of Twickenham Film Studios.

The studios have been used in recent blockbusters such as ‘War Horse’ and ‘The Iron Lady’.

Actors and local residents are also behind the campaign.

According to administrators the studios, located in St Margarets, hasn’t made a profit for the last three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 am  

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