Unusual horse set to star at Kempton
Punters shouldn’t have too much trouble spotting a horse in a race at Kempton Park on Saturday.
Modern Society is one of only two ‘painted’ racehorses in Britain.
The two-year-old thoroughbred is a skewbald, meaning his body is made up of white and brown patches.
Modern Society first ever race is the 1.35pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Police urge drivers to take extra care after Surrey car break-ins
A recent surge in Surrey car thefts have led to police calls for extra vigilance.
10 vehicles have been broken into since Thursday, with criminals hitting Cobham, Thames Ditton, Walton-on-Thames, New Haw and Shepperton.
Thieves are usually targeting car parks and gain entry by smashing windows or forcing door handles.
Police say that drivers should not leave valuables in plain view and wind windows up as far as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm
Campaigners say library plans will be quashed
Campaigners fighting Surrey Council over their community library scheme are confident the plans will be scrapped.
A judge upheld their view that the council's decision was unlawful yesterday.
10 libraries would be run by volunters under the plans, but exisitng staff would lose their jobs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm
Chertsey hospital asks non-emergency patients to stay away
A hospital in Chertsey says that only those in serious need should come to their A & E department.
St Peter's hospital's expecting a boost in numbers over Easter as more people enjoy the holiday period.
Only those suffering trauma, had an accident or developed a serious illness should come come to the emergency ward.
All other concerns should be dealt with by a local pharmacist, GP or walk-in centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm
Kingston clinic hosts Flat Head Syndrome open day
The Steeper clinic in Kingston is holding an open day to raise awareness for Plagiocephaly, a condition common in young babies.
Widely known as Flathead Syndrome, external pressure is placed on the side of a baby's head before or during birth, leaving the skull less rounded than usual.
1 in 3 children are born this way, but most babies grow out of it after 6 weeks.
A small number require further treatment, but this is not usually available under the NHS.
Cases have increased dramatically in the UK, but health professionals still consider the syndrome to be a cosmetic issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
Big night of Champions League football for Chelsea
Britain’s last remaining side in the Champions League are in action tonight.
George Alderman reports. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am
Hersham mother's campaign helps over 200 families
Sarah's Law has helped protect more than 200 children from harm in its first year.
It allows parents to check if someone with regular access to their children has a history of sex offences.
Sara Payne, from Hersham, campaigned for the law after losing her eight-year-old daughter to a convicted sex offender in 2000.
Official figures show at least 160 disclosures relating to child sex offences have been made in the last 12 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am
Police continue to investigate Croydon murder
Police are searching for a second suspect following a murder in Croydon on Saturday.
Officers were called in early on Saturday to reports of a stabbing outside a pub in the High Street.
The victim, who died at the scene, has been identified as 25-year-old Chris Isted from Croydon.
One man was arrested at the scene and has been bailed to appear in court on May the 23rd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am
Motorcyclist injured in Croydon
A man has been seriously injured after a collision between a motorbike and car in Croydon.
It happened on Mitcham Road shortly after 1 o’clock this morning at the junction with Sumner and Grafton Road.
The man is in a stable condition in hospital – his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Fire at Wentworth Golf Estate
Firefighters were called earlier to a fire at Wentworth Golf Estate.
The blaze started at around 2pm at nearby Chobham Common before spreading to Wentworth’s Edinburgh Course.
More than 40 firefighters and six fire engines dealt with the flames which spread across 25 acres.
It comes just days after fire crews put out a blaze at the UK’s largest cemetery in Brookwood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm
Charity shop in Woking raided
A charity shop near Woking has been raided in broad daylight.
Thieves stole £500 from an unlocked safe in the Woking Hospice Shop in Horsell yesterday, while the 65 year old assistant was closing up for the night.
She describes the burglars as being tall, white and between 35 and 40.
One had cropped fair hair and wore a white T-shirt, the other was described as very skinny, wore a blue T-shirt and had a pitted face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm
Surrey Library plans branded 'unlawful'
Controversial library plans put forward last year by Surrey County Council are branded unlawful.
The community scheme would see ten libraries run by volunteers, and existing staff lose their jobs.
But the council failed to pay attention to the fact that paid staff were more experienced in helping vulnerable users.
Mr Justice Wilkie said that that training for volunteers had not been fully discussed.
But Surrey County Council argued that his ruling did not mean the scheme could not go ahead.
The judge will make a further ruling in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm
Police appeal after burglary in Wallington
Police are trying to trace a number of Swarovski crystal ornaments that were stolen during a burglary at a house in Wallington.
They were taken from a property in The Chase and the collection is valued at around £1,000.
Other items taken during the burglary include a solitaire diamond pendant, Fugi camera, Samsung notebook and Sony TV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
Robbers in Sutton jailed
Three men and a youth who took part in robberies in Sutton have been sentenced to a total of 4 and a half years in prison.
They approached and intimidated their victims into giving up their mobile phones.
All four were arrested ten minutes after police received reports of three robberies at Rosehill Woods in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
Bluebells bloom early at Kew
Bluebells at Kew Gardens' are the earliest blooms on record to date.
They've broken all previously recorded opening dates at Kew.
The bluebells in Kew's conservation area began blooming on March 29th.
Previously the earliest recorded opening time for bluebells at Kew was April 2, both in 2002 and 2007.
The conservation behind Queen Charlotte's Cottage is managed as native woodland and contains one of the biggest natural bluebell woods in the London area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am
New Olympic food inspection team
Ten top food safety inspectors based in Olympic venue cities are to ensure British food is safe for the Olympics.
The elite food safety squad has been picked by the Food Standards Agency to ensure all food sold, cooked and eaten during London 2012 is safe.
The team which includes Andrew Bradley from Merton will carry out extra inspections on food businesses around Olympic venues and training camps in the run-up to and during the Games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Police appeal in Epsom
Police are asking for information from taxi drivers to help them find the killer of a recluse.
Winston Fernandez was found dead at his home in Epsom on the 13th of February.
Officers believe he may have been visited at home by prostitutes in the months leading up to his death.
A 37-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder in West Kensington in London last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Decision on oak tree expected soon
An ancient oak tree could be taken down in Surbiton, because one of it’s top branches is unsafe.
It’s believed to be hundreds of years old.
The oak overlooks Brunswick surgery on Oak Hill road, and staff have closed the car park as a precaution.
Surrey NHS are waiting on a surgeon’s report to see whether the branch can be removed, or whether the whole tree has to be taken out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am
Sutton youth team through
Football and - Sutton's Youth Team has advanced to the semi-finals of the Lucas Fettes Ryman Youth League Cup.
Sutton conceded two late goals which took the game into a penalty shoot-out.
They won that 6-5, Elliott Orris saving the visitors' seventh penalty in sudden death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 am
Monday, 2 April 2012
HIgh Court Judgement due on Surrey libraries.
A High Court judge is about to give a judgement on a Surrey plan to let volunteers run 10 libraries. Campaigners opposed the county council move claiming it was flawed. Surrey backed the plan because it argued it would enable all 52 libraries to stay open. Now campaigners say that the judicial review judgement will be handed down in writing on April the 3rd. Surrey hoped to run a number of libraries using volunteers including Byfleet Ewell Court and Stoneleigh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 pm
Massive concrete beam arrives in Kingston
Kingston town centre is again dominated by the arrival of a concrete beam for the construction of flats at Kingston Heights.
The beam is one of a number which are being used to cover the old electricity sub station.
Police were escorting the super-size lorry on Monday evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 pm
Chelsea assess defender Luiz
Chelsea defender David Luiz is being assessed today and could miss Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg with Benfica.
He has a suspected ankle ligament injury, and had to be replaced by Gary Cahill just before half-time in Saturday's 4-2 win over Aston Villa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Police in Surrey crack down on drink fuelled violence
Police in Surrey say they are cracking down on alcohol fuelled violence and disorderly behaviour this April.
It’s by working closely with licensed premises, targeting police patrols in known hotspots and taking robust action against offenders.
Police say statistically April sees a spike in alcohol fuelled violent crimes and disorder that often leads to injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Battersea issues a warning over chocolate
With the Easter holidays approaching, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is offering advice to pet owners.
The world-famous animal charity is reminding pet owners of the dangers chocolate can pose to their dogs.
It may be appealing to your dog, but chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs.
It can cause an upset stomach, a high temperature, an abnormal heartbeat and dehydration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
Witnesses sought for Battersea robberies
Police are appealing for help to trace two men suspected of committing burglaries in apartments in Battersea.
35-thousand pounds worth of jewellery was stolen from viridian Apartments near Battersea Power Station in February.
The same men were the caught on CCTV leaving the Howard Building in March – where 145-thousand pounds of valuables were taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm
Mitcham Rugby host a charity memorial match
A memorial rugby match is due to take place in Mitcham next month.
Yardley & District RFC will travel to Mitcham Rugby Club on Saturday 12th May for a game to honour the memories of two soldiers.
Daniel Simpson and Joe Murphy died in Afghanistan in 2009.
The match is hoping to raise money for the Rifles’ charity ‘Care for Casualties’.
Former Mitcham coach, Phil Brown, explains more about the day: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Olympian to run for Tadworth charity
Double Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell is to run the London Marathon this month to raise money for the Children’s Trust in Tadworth.
The children’s charity provides intensive rehabilitation for children who have suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident or serious illness.
Cracknell, who suffered a brain injury in 2010 when he was hit by a truck whilst cycling across America, will complete the run on April 22.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 am
Hospital staff in Isleworth see rise in assaults
A staff survey at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth has revealed 125 incidents of assault against employees last year.
Of the workers who completed the questionnaire 5 said they had experienced physical violence from colleagues including managers.
Some reported being physically assaulted by patients while others said they suffered verbal abuse from the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Harlequins stay on top
Harlequins are this morning six points clear at the top of rugby union's Premiership.
The leaders saw of Saracens 24-19 yesterday in front of a record-breaking crowd of 83,671 at Wembley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am
Private company to run health services in Surrey
A private company has been given the job of running community health services in Surrey in a deal worth 500-million pounds.
Virgin Care will manage health services in south west and north west Surrey.
A spokeswoman for NHS Surrey said the contract signed with Virgin also included some county-wide services such as prison healthcare and sexual health services.
The deal was signed on Friday and became possible after the Health and Social Care Bill received approval from the House of Lords.
Meanwhile the Unison union says it has concerns about NHS privatisation.
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