Verdict on Kingston Mosque attack
Three men have been found guilty of racially aggravated criminal damage and violent disorder for an attack last November on a Kingston Mosque.
21 year old David Morris from Epsom, 19 year old Alfie Wallace of Shepperton and Martin Pottle, 23, of Hanworth were told they may be jailed but have been bailed until sentencing on the 27th of April.
The men had been part of a mob that threw sticks, beer bottles and bacon at the place of worship.
Six other men were found not guilty of any charges.
Police are still hunting the rest of the gang who took part in the attack which could have numbered as many as 30 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am
Runnymede wants young athletes
Runnymede Borough Council is looking for young athletes to represent the borough at the P & G Surrey Youth Games in Guildford in June.
They need youngsters from 7 to 16 for a variety of sports categories.
Training for the event is free and starts the week beginning 16th April.
For more information or to book training sessions, contact Emma Parnell at Runnymede Council offices on 01932 42577 or visit www.rbcyouth.co.uk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 am
Friday, 30 March 2012
A&E departments face closure in south west London
An NHS shake-up will mean that a number of A&E departments across the capital will close.
Middlesex Hospital and Park Royal will be downgraded in a bid to save £20 billion.
A&E departments in Hammersmith, Ealing and Charing Cross hospitals are also being considered for the axe.
If the plans go ahead millions of Londoners will have to travel further for emergency treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
Surrey police recieved "donation" from Murdoch
Surrey police has admitted it received a “charitable donation” from one of Rupert Murdoch’s subsidiary firms.
Technology firm, NDS gave the force £2000 pounds to spend on new equipment.
Surrey police have defended their decision to accept the cash by saying it has gone along with Home Office rules.
NDS is currently caught up in an investigation by Ofcom over allegations they assisted with the demise of ITV Digital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Galloway shocks Labour in Bradford poll
George Galloway is once again an MP after a victory in the Bradford West by-election.
He helped his Respect Party to more than 18-thousand votes to deliver a bitter blow to Ed Miliband.
The Labour Party went into the poll as the overwhelming favourite - defending a majority of 5 and a half thousand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am
Brentford consider new contract for Bean
Brentford manager Uwe Rosler is considering offering midfielder Marcus Bean a new deal at the end of the season.
Bean’s contract at Griffin Park ends in the summer and he was expected to leave after failing to tie up new terms.
But Rosler says he may still offer the 27-year old a new contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am
Police investigate shooting incident in Battersea
Police are appealing for information after a shooting incident in Battersea yesterday afternoon.
Officers were called to York Gardens shortly before 2:20pm following reports of gunshots.
On arrival officers found a 20-year-old man suffering a suspected gunshot wound to the torso.
He was taken by London Air Ambulance to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Officers from Trident Gang Crime Command are looking for two suspects who were seen on a black motorcycle prior to the shooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 am
Thursday, 29 March 2012
GP backs cancer campaign
A GP from Hounslow is backing a national cancer awareness campaign.
Bowel Cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in England and the second most common with around 33,000 new cases each year.
The sooner a patient is diagnosed the better their chances of successful treatment.
Dr Richard Baxter says anyone concerned should visit their doctor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Cyclists face fines
Cyclists riding through London's Royal Parks could be handed on the spot fines for using footpaths.
The change in laws are meant to bring in line eight parks across the capital.
The areas affected include Richmond Park, Bushey park and Kensington Gardens.
Dog owners who let their animals foul in the park and people who litter could also face the same penalty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Parents sue NHS
The parents of a child born under an emergency C-Section are suing the NHS for 10 thousand pounds.
Saima Fiaz and Saqib Thandi are demanding damages from St George’s in Tooting after allegedly developing post-traumatic stress.
After their son's birth in February 2010, the couple are claiming they weren't properly informed of the risks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Kingston & Surbiton MP Ed Davey renews advice in case of a fuel strike
Ministers have adjusted their advice AGAIN on fuel - telling drivers to keep their tanks two-thirds full.
Labour leader Ed Miliband's accusing the government of "presiding over a shambles."
Yesterday they had to backtrack over suggestions drivers should keep jerry cans in their garage in case of a possible strike by tanker drivers.
Here's the Energy Secretary & Kingston MP Ed Davey. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am
Weybridge's MP makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
The Defence Secretary has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan.
Philip Hammond's arrival in Helmand Province comes just days after two British troops were shot and killed by a rogue Afghan soldier.
Weybridge’s MP says the UK is committed to supporting security forces in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
Middlesex gear up for new cricket season
With the weather set to get colder next week, it can only mean one thing – the English cricket season is about to start.
Middlesex will spend this season in Division One of the County Championship after gaining promotion last year.
One of the stars of their campaign was fast bowler Toby Roland-Jones – who took 30 first class wickets.
It’s led to him being tipped as a future England international – but he says that’s the last thing on his mind at the moment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Councils in the South East employ fewer women
The number of women employed by councils in the South East has dropped since the last election.
According to analysis by the GMB union of the latest official figures for employment in councils women make up 75.6 per cent of the total drop in the number of employees in councils.
The drop in women employed in local government and schools accounts for 68.2 per cent of the drop in numbers employed by 375 councils in England and Wales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 am
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Motorcyclist injured in crash in Kingston
A motorcyclist has been injured in a crash in Kingston.
The rider was involved in a collision with a car at lunchtime outside the station.
The rider's been taken to Kingston Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm
MND Association gears up for awareness campaign
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is gearing up for their Team Optimism Campaign.
It will take place in June with the aim of raising awareness of the disease and encouraging people to do something optimistic to beat it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm
Father jailed for selling cocaine
A middle-aged father from Brixton who sold crack cocaine while carrying his 13-month-old baby daughter in his arms has been jailed for 4 years.
47 year old Albert Polack and two other men associated with a gang were all sentenced at the Inner London Crown Court.
The court heard he had been seen in the park area selling wraps of crack cocaine he kept hidden in his mouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
'Crackhouse' shut down in Addlestone
A ‘crack house’ has been shut down in Addlestone.
Police closed the flat on Church Road because of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.
The closure order will last for three months.
Anyone entering the flat before June faces prosecution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Woman and child rescued in Brentford
A woman and child have escaped from a serious house fire in Brentford.
The blaze broke out in Walnut Tree Rd in Brentford this morning.
The fire badly damaged the ground and first floor and completely gutted the property’s staircase and roof.
The woman and child managed to get out of the terrace house before the fire crews arrived and were treated on the scene by ambulance crews.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Major bridge engineering works underway in Surbiton
Major engineering works have started in Surbiton.
It’s taking place on the Upper Brighton Road and will last until Friday.
Network Rail are replacing the ageing railway bridge which spans the Upper Brighton Road.
Southern Gas Networks will also replace old cast iron gas mains with new pipes and Kingston Council will be improving the area’s lighting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm
Surrey batsman unbeaten in pursuit of record chase
England’s cricketers need another 229 runs to win the first Test with Sri Lanka in Galle.
They’ve finished day three on 111 for 2 in their pursuit of a record breaking 340.
Surrey’s Kevin Pietersen is unbeaten on 29 and has put on over 50 runs with Jonathan Trott – who has 40.
Captain and Middlesex batsman Andrew Strauss is one of the men out – along with Vice-captain Alastair Cook.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
Man assaulted & robbed on doorstep in Ealing
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and robbed outside his home in Ealing.
The 48 year old was just about to walk through his front door last Thursday evening when he was grabbed round the throat.
He was then dragged to the ground and held down while the suspect removed his watch.
He ran off with another man towards Jubilee Road – both are black around 5 foot 8 and were wearing hoddies and jogging bottoms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Strikes cause south west London schools to close
A number of schools have closed across south west London today due to a strike by teachers.
In Wandsworth seven primary schools have shut- while some are operating partial closures.
In Richmond four schools are closed – while in Kingston two schools are closed and there are eight partial closures.
The National Union of Teachers and University and College Union are staging a walkout against the government's changes to pensions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Kneller Gardens, Whitton gets a touch of civic pride
An art student from Richmond College designed a sculpture for a community garden in Whitton.
An old shrub bed has been restored in the centre of Kneller Gardens which will feature the work of Cuong Van Huynh.
Richmond’s Civic Pride Fund and the British Airports Authority at Heathrow contributed one thousand pounds to pay for the new feature in the gardens on the Meadway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 am
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Tributes for Woking Teenager
Tributes have been paid to a schoolboy from Woking who died after falling from the 11th floor of a building in Dubai.
15-year-old Harry Harling moved to the United Arab Emirates with his family nine years ago.
Dubai Police are investigating the circumstances of his fall, but are not treating his death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm
Wandsworth Parents Advised To Check Websites
Parents of children at school in Wandsworth are being advised to check their schools' websites this evening.
It’s to confirm if they will be affected by the teacher’s industrial action tomorrow.
The latest figures show that most secondary schools will be at least partially closed, but only seven of the borough’s primary schools will be shut.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm
Grass fire in Brookwood
A large grass fire has broken out at Brookwood Cemetery.
Currently the blaze is over an area of around two and a half acres on land at the Cemetery Pales site.
Six pumps, two water carriers and four Land Rovers from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm
Thousands sign petition
The pressure to save Twickenham Studios has stepped up a gear today.
More and more high profile celebrities, including director Steven Spielberg, are putting their names to the campaign to save it.
The studios were used for filming the recent cinema hit, War Horse, as well as iconic films like the Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night.
Almost four thousand people have signed the petition to save the struggling site from becoming a victim of the recession.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
Police investigate brawl in Sutton
Police are appealing for witnesses following a brawl at a pub in Sutton on Saturday night.
It’s understood the fight at the Butterchurn, which resulted in two people being treated for injuries in hospital, involved Arsenal fans.
Witnesses reported seeing a commotion in the pub in Erskine Road at around 10.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm
Police appeal after fatal crash
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal road traffic collision in Southall.
It happened in Norwood Road when a man and lorry were in collision.
The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to the Royal London Hospital where he died on Sunday.
He was 76 year old Gurmit Singh Shinmar from Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
A paedophile who sexually abused boys in the 1980s and 90s has been jailed for 6 and a half years.
Youth worker 52 year old Edward Wright from Streatham was convicted and sentenced today at The Old Bailey.
An investigation was launched after a victim came forward.
He was also convicted of possessing indecent images of children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm
Leveson Inquiry latest
The head of an internal police inquiry into the hacking of Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s phone has called press coverage of the case ‘mischievous’.
Surrey Police’s Jerry Kirkby has told the Leveson Inquiry reporters pressed officers on theories about her disappearance without any evidence.
Milly was abducted and killed on her way home from school in Walton in 2002.
The Leveson Inquiry was set up after it was found News of the World reporters hacked into her voicemail after her disappearance.
The results of the internal police investigation are due to be published in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm
Man injured in Chiswick
A man has been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car and a motorcycle at the Chiswick roundabout.
The 29 year old is being treated for chest and abdomen injuries.
The accident happened just after 8:30 this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
Report gives Sutton a boost
Sutton is one of the best places for business owners to invest money in Britain.
That’s according to a report which says it’s one of the 10 ‘least risky’ towns to invest in – thanks to its thriving High Street.
The report looked into various factors including the number of empty shops, footfall figures and the types of businesses in the area.
Council member Jayne McCoy says it shows the High Street has ‘weathered the recession and bucked the national trend’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
Two areas in Hounslow get air quality boost
Two air quality hotspots in Hounslow are set to benefit from a grant to reduce air pollution and implement measures to improve air quality.
55 thousand pounds is coming from Defra.
The funding will focus on two areas, Chiswick High Road and the Great West Road in Brentford.
The money will be used to carry out a specialised traffic surveys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am
Sutton Council switches to committee system
Sutton Council is shaking up the way it makes decision.
The Council is re-jigging its structure.
A new committee system is being brought in replacing a leader, deputy and 8 executive Councillors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
Fastest drummers roll into town
On Saturday, Mashu Studio brought their Fastest Drummer Contest to the Jolly Farmers in Purley.
The competition, which was raising money for Hackbridge Primary School, gave participants the chance to win five free drum lessons to the person with the fastest time.
We sent our Live Music reporter Miss G to investigate.
Teens guilty of Fulham manslaughter
Four teenagers have pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey today of being involved in the manslaughter of a chef in Fulham.
Krzysztof Rusek died in June last year.
Police were called to reports of a man stabbed in a park area off Lillie Road.
All four will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm
London children get reading and break record
Thousands of children across London have set a new record after taking part in the world's biggest reading lesson.
Schools all over the capital took up the challenge, sitting down at exactly the same time for the special lesson.
Model Elen Rivers joined pupils at St Mary’s in Battersea to read Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Born to Run.’
It's the largest mass literacy class of its type ever organised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm
Environment Minister visits Surrey
A new campaign’s been launched in Surrey today to promote tourism.
Environment Minister Richard Benyon visited the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Defra is funding a new campaign called Our Land which aims to help boost thousands of businesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm
New crime reporting intiative
Teenagers are now able to report gang, gun and knife crime online via their mobile phones.
The Fearless Website, part of Wallington based charity Crime stoppers, now features an anonymous form for phone users.
Gang crime is thought to account for 22 percent of crime in the Capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm
Trio guilty of GBH
The family of a five year-old girl left paralysed after a grocery store shooting in Stockwell, say 'justice' has been served.
Three men, including a 19 year old from Streatham, have been found guilty of causing GBH to Thusha Kamaleswaran.
She was shot in the chest at her uncle's shop in Stockwell Road last March.
It’s thought she was the unintended victim of a gangland shooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm
Battersea calls more action on dangerous dogs
Days after five police officers were attacked by a dog in East London, there's a call for the government to do more to deal with dangerous dogs.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home says irresponsible ownership needs to be tackled as a matter of urgency.
Chief Executive Claire Horton says the animals are being misused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm
Hamilton admits he needs to improve his race pace
Lewis Hamilton says he needs to improve his pace in races after finishing third in the Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Woking based McLaren driver started from pole.
He lost the lead through pit-stop problems but admitted he had not been able to keep pace with winner Fernando Alonso.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm
Fulham - no new injury worries
Fulham manager Martin Jol has reported no fresh fitness worries ahead of tonight’s game with Man United.
Sa, Sidwell and Grygera all remain sidelined by injury and wont be involved at Old Trafford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm
Woking releases benefit fraud figures
13 benefit fraudsters have been caught in the last year in Woking.
The Council’s revealed all were illegally claiming housing and Council tax benefits to the total tune of more than 50 thousand pounds.
All have been prosecuted.
A further 15 people were given an official formal caution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
New report on dementia
Nearly three quarters of people in the South East say they feel that society is not geared up to deal with dementia.
That’s according to a new report by Alzheimer’s Society published today.
The report found that three in five people diagnosed with dementia are left feeling lonely, four in five feel anxious or depressed and nearly half have lost friends.
Alzheimer’s Society is calling for a radical shift in the way society treats people with dementia to ensure people with receive the support and respect they deserve.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Tories consider U-turn on Heathrow expansion
Boris Johnson insists he won't allow a third runway to be built at Heathrow Airport. There's been speculation senior Tories want to revisit the idea, over-ruling a pledge in their 2010 manifesto.
The Conservative Mayor of London - who's fighting for re-election in May - says the move would be an environmental disaster.
John Stewart chairman of the anti-airport expansion group HACAN says it’s disappointing that some Tories are still trying to keep the issue alive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Harlequins are back on top
Harlequins have overtaken Saracens to move back to the top of rugby union’s Premiership table thanks to yesterday’s 14 points to 6 win over Bath.
Leicester have the chance to re-take third place if they can beat London Irish this afternoon.
Northampton currently occupy that position after beating Wasps 32-15 at Franklin's Gardens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 am
Man dies after road accident in Egham
Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic accident on the A30 Egham by-pass yesterday evening.
Officers were called to the scene after receiving reports that a man had been knocked from his motorcycle just after 7pm on the A30 by Junction 13 on the M25.
The man, believed to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have spoken to a number of witnesses but urge anyone else with information about the incident to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 am
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