Police renew appeals after arson in Woking
Surrey police are renewing appeals for information after an arson attack on Woking Palace.
The attack on the 12th century moment caused several hundred pounds worth of damage.
Anyone who was around the area on Good Friday are being advised to contact police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm
John Kercher publishes book
The father of murdered Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher has published a book to celebrate his daughters life.
In it, John Kercher tells of the moment he found out about his 21-year-old daughter's death.
Meredith was found with stab wounds whilst in Perugia, Italy in 2007.
The book is set to be published later in the month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Schumacher quickest in China
Woking based Lewis Hamilton has rolled in second place in the latest practice session ahead of Sunday’s F1 Chinese Grand Prix.
He was 4 places ahead of Mclaren team mate Jenson Button.
Michael Schumacher clocked the fastest time,qualifying takes place tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm
Wandsworth warns over pension plan
Centralising the £143 billion local government pension pot could result in rising a costs and council tax increases.
That’s according to Wandsworth Council.
The London Pension Fund Authority has suggested creating a London Pension Mutual worth around £30 billion.
But Wandsworth is warning that a rush into centralising pensions' fund management and investment decisions would lead to loss of local control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm
Police search for missing boy
Police in Wandsworth have launched a search to try and find a missing 10 year old boy.
Reece Dunn disappeared from his home near Wandsworth Common yesterday afternoon at around 4 o’clock.
He’s around 4ft in height, was wearing grey tracksuit with green strips and a denim cap.
He’s know to visit Battersea Park and Clapham Junction. Anyone with information are being told to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm
Surrey look to wrap up Middlesex tail early
Honours were just about even at the end of yesterday’s opening day in the County Championship cricket match between Middlesex and Surrey at Lords.
After rain affected play on day one Middlesex resume their first innings later on 225 for 9.
Bowling for Surrey, England pacer Jade Dernbach has so far taken 3 for 33.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am
Earl's Court regeneration hit by brothers arrest
Residents of Earls Court opposing a regeneration scheme hope the arrest of two billionaire developer brothers will force the plan to be derailed.
Thomas and Raymond Kwok, who run Hong Kong’s largest property company, have been held on suspicion of bribery by authorities in their homeland.
Their company has a 50-perecent stake in plans to turn the Seagrave Road car park in Earl’s Court into an 808-home development.
The project is seen as the first stage of a much wider regeneration of the area which would see the demolition of hundreds of homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 am
Kingstonian march into Senior Cup final
Kingstonian reached their first county cup final since 2006 after yesterday’s semi-final win over Cray Wanderers.
Gary MacDonald scored twice for the K’s in their 5-2 win at Kingsmeadow.
Kingstonian will now face Hendon in the London Senior Cup final next Wednesday at Imber Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 am
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Lewis Hamilton struggling in China
Lewis Hamilton is set to be hit with a five-place grid penalty at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.
It's because his McLaren needs a new gearbox.
The Woking driver says he's confident the car is fast enough to allow him to get back towards the front as the race goes on.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
Congregation flocks to vicar's new Church
A Church of England vicar from Croydon has converted to the Catholic Church – and taken half of his congregation with him.
Father Donald Minchew quit St Michael’s and All Angels Parish Church for St Mary’s – which is just 500 yards up the road.
Seventy of his flock then followed him.
He says the Church of England has become ‘like a buffet’, with people ‘picking and choosing’ which doctrines to follow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Wandsworth CAB on the move
Wandsworth Citizens Advice Bureau has moved from its offices in Balham to new premises in Battersea.
The charity's new office is located in York Road.
People will be able to access face-to-face advice at the new offices, via drop-in sessions and also by appointment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
Police appeal after officer injured near Woking
Detectives in Woking are appealing for the help in identifying a man suspected of assaulting a police officer and car theft.
A black Porsche Cayenne Turbo was stolen from an address in Frimley sometime on Tuesday.
The car was spotted some minutes later by a police officer on patrol in Brookwood.
The officer got out of his car to go and speak with the driver but the car made off colliding with the officer, who suffered arm injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
Dog found after Wallington break -in
A family’s distraught 2 day ordeal to find their missing dog has come to an end.
7 year old Staffordshire bull terrier, Harley disappeared after a burglary at the home in Wallington on Tuesday.
Harley’s owner, Colin Harding was contacted this morning with the news he’d been found in a near by car park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
Investigations continue in Claygate
Police say they are struggling to identify the body of a man discovered in Woodland in Claygate.
The discovery was made by a horse rider close to the A3 on Tuesday afternoon.It’s thought the man is in his 30’s or 40’s.
Police are still treating his death as “unexplained” until a post-mortem can be carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm
Woman injured in Tooting
A 75 year old woman is in a serious condition after a road accident in Tooting.
A van and pedestrian were in collision just after 11 in Tooting Bec Road.
The woman suffered serious head and pelvic injuries and has been taken to St George’s hospital in Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Police investigate after Woking Palace damaged in arson attack
Woking Palace has been damaged by an arson attack.
The historic monument, in Carters Lane, is believed to have been set on fire late last Thursday night.
Officers are describing the attack as ‘mindless vandalism’
Police are appealing for anybody with information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 pm
Sutton Council takes steps to tackle child abuse
Sutton Council is teaming up with children’s charity, Banardo’s, in a bid to protect local children from abuse.
Extra training will teach professionals how to spot signs of child sexual exploitation.
As well as this, more services will be put in place to help victims.
The Council says that signing up to the campaign is just one of the steps it’s taking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 pm
Libraries Row Rumbles On
The campaign to oppose the use of volunteers to run Surrey libraries has moved on a step.
Members of SLAM – the Surrey Libraries Action group has written to the county council urging it to abide by the law.
The council was recently told by the High Court that it had acted unlawfully by making volunteers manage and deliver library services in Surrey.
SLAM says in the letter that the county council should consult users of the service to mitigate the impact of removing paid staff from the libraries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Building Work To Begin On New Bridge
Building work is due to begin on a new pedestrian bridge over the Basingstoke Canal in Woking.
The existing bridge linking the town centre and a section of the canal towpath will be closed to allow construction to start.
The new crossing is to be called Bedser Bridge in recognition of Surrey and England cricketing heroes Eric and Sir Alec Bedser from Horsell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm
Kingstonian Face Cray In Cup Clash
Kingstonian take on Cray Wanderers tomorrow night for a chance to make the final of the London Senior Cup.
The winners of the last four clash will face Hendon at Imber Court next week.
The game gets underway at 7.45 at Kingsmeadow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
Cash Machine Stolen
Detectives in Spelthorne are appealing for witnesses after a cash machine was stolen from a bank in Ashford.
The incident took place at the HSBC in Church Road between 4:15am and 4:30am on Saturday.
The offenders are all described as being white men all wearing jeans, dark coloured tops, dark gloves and had their faces covered.
A silver Land Rover Defender was left at the scene and a dark coloured Audi, believed to contain the cash machine, was last seen on the Clockhouse Lane roundabout heading towards Feltham and the A30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Alzheimer Centre Set Up In Chertsey
The Orchard centre in Chertsey has begun a new chapter in supporting residents.
The Alzheimer's society will provide a day centre exclusively for those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
The centre will provide up to 25 clients a day with activities, entertainment, care and support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
Reeves of Croydon arsonist sentenced
The man who burned down the Reeves furniture store in Croydon during last summer’s riots has been sentenced to 11-and-a-half years in prison.
Gordon Thompson changed his plea to guilty after two days of his trial at the Old Bailey in February.
The store’s owner Trevor Reeves spoke outside the court after this morning's verdict.
Record year for Heathrow Airport
Heathrow has seen 70 million passengers pass through its terminals in a year for the first time.
The UK's busiest airport achieved the milestone during the 12 months to March.
Airport operator BAA says the figures reflect the airport's "resilience" amid challenging economic conditions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm
Appeal to find ring stolen from Carshalton
Police are trying to trace a diamond ring stolen during a burglary at a house in Carshalton.
It happened sometime over the weekend of the 31st of March to the 1st of April on Northwood Road.
The ring is thought to be worth around 20-thousand pounds and is said to have ‘great sentimental value’ to the owner.
Officers believe it may have been sold on in Sutton, Croydon or Merton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm
QPR face crucial Swansea clash
QPR welcome back Bobby Zamora after a virus for tonight’s game with Swansea.
Joey Barton is also expected to return.
But Shaun Derry serves a one-game suspension after losing an appeal against his red card.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
Staff at Croydon NHS winning fight against MRSA
Croydon NHS Trust is celebrating a milestone today.
Officials say there has not been a single incidence of hospital acquired MRSA for a whole year.
Staff have been focussing on seven specific areas over the last two years including improving hand hygiene and deep cleaning wards.
The news comes after fourteen cases of the bug were recorded in the year ending April 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm
Police appeal for help to find stolen dog
A family’s distraught after their seven-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier disappeared after a burglary at their home in Wallington.
Harley went missing from East Avenue last night.
Burglars forced entry, searching two upstairs bedrooms and left leaving the front door open.
The 53-year-old homeowner has told police that Harley is highly unlikely to have left the house on his own and he can only suspect that he’s been stolen.
No other property was taken in the burglary.
Harley is black brindle Staffordshire bull terrier with a white chest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm
Body found near Claygate off the A3
A body was discovered late Tuesday afternoon near Claygate village off the A3.
The victim is believed to have been in his late 30's or early 40's.
A Met Police spokesman confirmed that a post mortem examination will take place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am
Tooting landlord fined more than six thousand pounds
A landlord from Tooting has been fined more than six thousand pounds after council officers discovered filthy rooms and fifteen people in a rented property.
The flat in Holbeach Mews in Balham also lacked a fire alarm, fire doors and fire fighting equipment.
Officers for Wandsworth Council found that the stairs were obstructed by clothes, shoes, furniture, household articles and refuse.
Hassan Akhtar Niazi of Vant Road pleaded guilty before Richmond Magistrates Court to four offences under the Housing Act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 am
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Couple Charged With Fraud
A couple have been ordered to pay back a total of 112 thousand pounds after they led a luxury lifestyle on fraudulent earnings.
52 year old Roy Sciberras from Wallington, and 54 year old Teresa Newman from Essex have been ordered to pay back the cash following their convictions for fraud.
The extent of their lavish lifestyle was funded by fraudulent mortgages, re-mortgages and loans.
Officers found the cash had paid for a new home, holiday property in Turkey, foreign travel trips, a new car and cosmetic surgery fees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm
Lady Gaga Is Coming To London
Lady Gaga's announced two UK dates as part of her Born This Way European tour.
She'll be supported by The Darkness, who are best known for their track I Believe In A Thing Called Love.
The concerts will be at Twickenham Stadium on September 8th and at Manchester's M-E-N Arena on September 11th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
Pub's In Chelsea Suffer From Rent and Tax Increases
Chelsea’s pubs are closing at a rate of more than two per year.
The number of pubs in the borough has fallen from 168 to 110 over the last 32 years.
Increasing rents and a tax on alcohol are being blamed by landlords, as well as the emergence of more and more housing developments.
The council is now considering drawing up a list of all pubs residents would like to see protected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm
Boat Race Invader Is a Failed Rower
It has emerged the man who sensationally interrupted Saturday’s historic boat race near Chiswick, is a failed rower.
The headmaster at Bradfield College in Sydney, says Trenton Oldfield dropped out of the 15,000 pound a year school at the age of 16.
35 year old Trenton was educated in Australia before moving to the UK in 2001.
He was arrested after wading into the water during the race in protest at elitism, narrowly avoiding serious injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
Stolen Chihuahua Found
A Chihuahua stolen on Hampton Common in a knife point robbery has been found.
Resident Lawrence Peters witnessed the attack and offered a reward for the dogs safe return.
But he says that he will not hand over the reward until the perpetrators have been prosecuted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
Wimbledon Hire New Chief Executive
There's a new boss at the home of Wimbledon.
The All-England Lawn Tennis Club has hired Rugby Football League chairman Richard Lewis to be its new chief executive.
He'll exit his current post at the end of the month after ten years with the governing body.
Lewis says he's leaving with a mixture of sadness and excitement.
Maurice Watkins will take over as interim chairman of the RFL.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm
Experts Gather In Surrey To Remember Titanic Anniversary
Experts from across the globe are gathering in Surrey this week to mark 100 years since the sinking of the world’s most famous ship.
A number of events are taking place in and around Godalming to remember those who lost their lives on board RMS Titanic.
The most important of the events, is a memorial service planned for Sunday at the grave of Chief Telegraphic Officer Jack Phillips.
His monument is the largest memorial honouring a single victim of the disaster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Appeals For Witnesses Following Weybridge Robbery
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Weybridge last night.
Two masked men raided Corals in Church Street.
One of the men made their way into the shop and demanded money from the female cashier.
They took a quantity of cash before escaping on foot.
The suspects are both of average build and wearing dark clothing with masks covering their faces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
Epsom Hospital Set Up Council Help Groups
Epsom hospital has announced that they will be setting up help groups for patients and loved ones who are affected by cancer.
These meetings will take place every Wednesday, between the 18th April and 30th May.
The courses will take place at Macmillan Butterfly Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
Di Matteo Retains Top Four Hope
Roberto Di Matteo says he believes Chelsea can qualify for the Champions League despite the 1-1 draw at Fulham last night.
The blues could have gone level on points with spurs, but Clint Dempsey’s late equaliser cancelled out Frank Lampard’s opener.
However the Italian coach says that the race for a top four finish will go down to ‘the last day’ of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
Hamilton Looks For Consistency
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says he’s taking a new approach this season - aimed at scoring regular points.
Last year the Woking driver’s title hopes were hit by several non-finishes.
He says last year taught me the value of consistency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am
Family From Epsom In Horror Car Crash
A woman has died and an 18-month old baby is critically injured after a road collision involving six members of the same family.
A man and woman from Epsom were among those injured in the crash in Warnham in West Sussex on Sunday morning.
The 60 year old man is being treated for serious chest injuries – while the 58 year old woman suffered whiplash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Woman Charged With Ewell Murder
A woman is due in court charged with the murder of a man in Ewell.
37-year-old Natalia Woolley from West Kensington is accused of killing Winston Fernandez.
He was found with multiple injuries at his home back in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
Former Chelsea Player Arrested
A former Chelsea footballer was arrested for a violent 3am argument with his girlfriend.
21 year old Jacob Mellis and his 19-year-old partner were taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey after neighbours heard screaming.
It comes after he was sacked from Chelsea for setting off a smoke grenade at the club’s Cobham training ground.
The couple were released from Staines police station on Sunday after both were handed cautions for common assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
'Cheam' Teenagers Have Book Published
Two teenagers from Cheam have written the parent’s ultimate dream book – a guide on how to raise teenagers.
Cheam schoolgirls, Megan Lovegrove and Louise Bedwell, based it on their own experiences and interviews with 100 of their peers.
The 17-year-olds were selected to write the book after a publisher asked pupils from 50 schools to take part in a creative writing contest.
It covers subjects from sex and drugs to not banning your child from social networking sites to tidying their bedrooms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am
Monday, 9 April 2012
Croydon model in photo shoot blunder
Supermodel Kate Moss is at the centre of the latest airbrushing debate.
It's after she was photographed with her daughter Lila Grace by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino, for the September issue of US Vogue.
A series of wedding photos featuring Moss and her family are the main focus of the edition.
However, in one of the black and white shots, it appears part of nine year old Lila's hand has been airbrushed away.
Campaigners are calling for airbrushing to be banned from magazines as they fear its widespread use is partly to blame for a rise in eating disorders amongst youngsters.
Earlier this year, the Editor of Italian Vogue expressed her distaste for airbrushing, however later admitted that there are very few photographers who don't use it.
US Vogue is yet to comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm
Woman mugged at knifepoint in Hampton
A Hampton man witnessed a woman mugged at knifepoint and her dog stolen. It happened last Wednesday at 6.30 on Hampton Common off the Buckingham Road. 3 men approached the dog owner and asked her how much she wanted for her pet. When she refused they stole the golden Chihuahua. Speaking exclusively to Radio Jackie local resident Laurence Peters realised what he had seen later on when police spoke to him. The crime’ s being investigated by Hampton North Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0207 161 9155.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Terror suspects from Tooting face extradition
Two men from Tooting suspected of involvement in terrorism will find out tomorrow whether or not they’ll be extradited to the US to face trial.
Babar Ahmad and Abu Ahsan are accused by US prosecutors of running an extremist Jihadi website from London.
Both have been held in prison for seven years and five-and-a-half years respectively without trial.
They’re appealing to be prosecuted in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am
Surrey return to the top flight with a win
Surrey marked their return to top-flight cricket yesterday with an 86 runs win over Sussex at the Oval.
They needed just 43 minutes on the final morning to take the last two Sussex wickets to secure their first win in county cricket’s top division since 2007.
Sussex’s Luke Wells frustrated Surrey’s victory push before being last man out for 108.
Final scores: Sussex 196 and 255.
Surrey 264 and 273.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Surrey look to wrap up win
In county cricket Surrey will look to wrap up victory against Sussex when play resumes later on the final day of their Division One match at the Oval.
Sussex will start on 240-8 still needing 102 more runs to get to the target of 342 set by Surrey.
Pacer Stuart Meaker celebrated his call-up to the England Performance Squad by taking three wickets.
Luke Wells is unbeaten on 96 for Sussex.
Scores so far: Surrey 264 and 273.
Sussex 196 and 240 for 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 am
Man charged after stopping University boat race
A 35 year old man's been charged with a public order offence, after yesterday’s University boat race was dramatically halted.
Trenton Oldfield's been bailed to appear at Feltham Magistrates’ Court on April 23.
Oldfield, who said he was protesting against elitism, is accused of swimming into the path of the Oxford and Cambridge crews at Chiswick, narrowly avoiding their oars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am
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