Hammersmith Flyover closed overnight and Sunday
The Hammersmith Flyover will be closed again overnight and until 5 pm tomorrow. Cracks were discovered in the concrete before Christmas and repairs have been going on since then.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm
Friday, 27 April 2012
Cannabis factory in Cheam
Three men have questioned on suspicion of drugs offences in Cheam.
The arrests are in connection with the discovery of a cannabis factory in a house in Malden Road.
The trio have all been bailed until May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
Jewellers from Weybridge fined for unhallmarked jewellery haul
Two company directors in Tooting have been fined following one of the largest seizures of unhallmarked gold jewellery in the UK.
Trading Standards discovered nearly 6,000 items worth about £750,000, during an inspection of Rathy Jewellers.
Tharshika Jewellers Ltd director Arunan Sivagnanalingham from Weybridge and Rajtharan Mahalingham from Harrow, were ordered to pay just over 9 thousand pounds in fines and costs.
It’s after they pleaded guilty to charges under the Hallmarking Act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
Heathrow Terminal 5 deemed "mega-shambles"
Passengers arriving at Heathrow Terminal 5 last night have described their experience as a “mega-shambles”.
Thousands of travellers are said to have walked into unmanned desks, broken equipment and a lack of Border Agency Staff.
Tennis star Andy Murray was one of the people caught up in the turmoil, he tweeted a picture of the chaos.
Immigration Minister, Damian Green has been hauled in before MP’s to address the situation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Surrey to host another cycling event
Surrey is to host final stage of Tour of Britain cycle race.
It takes place in September, starting in Reigate and finishing on the cobble stones of Guildford’s steep High Street.
In recent years the race has attracted Tour de France stage winners such as Britain’s Mark Cavendish.
Dorking, Shere, Mayford, and West Horsley are also on the route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
Twickenham man starts 'polite' campaign
A new campaign is encouraging people to celebrate politeness and good manners throughout the country.
If you’ve ever been pushed, shoved, or had to endure loud mobile talk during your commute, this might be a solution.
At least that’s what Andrew Jackson from Twickenham hopes with the first annual Good Manners Day next week on May 1st.
Just a month ago, Jackson decided to do something after a frustrating journey to Clapham and began to tweet for his cause.
He now has over 900 followers and some prominent supporters, including some MPs, to help him spread the word.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
New bee project
A team of UK conservationists are heading to Sweden to collect queen bees.
It's in an attempt to reintroduce the short-haired bumblebee which was officially declared extinct here in 2000.
They'll be collecting dozens for release which will then be held in quarantine at the Royal Holloway University in Egham.
They will then be released in a special habitat that's been created in Kent, where it's hoped they'll re-colonise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Mourinho supports Chelsea
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
It’s after his side lost to the German club on penalties.
Chelsea progressed to the final by beating Barcelona with 10 men after John Terry was sent off.
Mourinho says he obviously want Chelsea to win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Two former health centres to be demolished
Two former health centres in New Malden are to be demolished.
The fate of the Crescent Resource Centre and the Causeway Centre was sealed after councillors decided a newer development is needed.
Work on demolishing the dilapidated buildings will begin next month.
The council is yet to decide what will replace the existing centres.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
Lush Kingston spreads the word against animal testing
To publicise World Day for labatory animals Lush Kingston's Chris Smith sat in a dog cage for twelve hours dressed as a rabbit.
Lush is runnung a campaign to end animal testing for cosmetic purposes and is encouraging members of the public to sign a petition which will be sent to the EU.
To find out more go to Lush in the Marketplace Kingston
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Animals Asia Exhibition Opens Today
An exhibition has opened in central London today in support of the Animals Asia Foundation.
“Moonstruck” specifically focuses on the plight of bears farmed for their bile in China and Vietnam.
50 drawings and 50 sculptures of the bears by artists Richard Symonds and Suzie Marsh are hoping to raise awareness of the charity and its work.
Wimbledon resident Maren Dallman, Co-ordinator of the London Animals Asia Support Group, is urging Londoners to get involved:
The exhibition on Southwark Street runs until Saturday, more details on their website: www.animalsasia.orgposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm
Tooting hospital turns to robotic surgery
St. Georges in Tooting has become one of a handful of hospitals in the UK to use robotic surgery to help treat bladder cancer.
Patients can choose to have a robotic cystectomy, to remove all or part of the bladder, as opposed to traditional open surgery techniques.
Senior urology consultant Matthew Perry says the new treatment ensures patients will recover 'faster' and are less likley to suffer from 'complications'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
Police park at Battersea for Olympics
Battersea power station will turn into a police car park for the Olympics.
There will also be canteens and briefing marquees for the 12,000 officers who will be based there during the Games.
The listed building and surrounding land has been chosen as one of the sites for a huge police “marshalling and briefing” encampment.
Officers from 11 forces around the country will be on duty at Olympic venues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
Police investigate assault in Claygate
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a young woman was assaulted in Claygate.
A 17-year-old walked out of an alleyway into Raleigh Drive on Monday morning.
She was approached from behind and grabbed around the waist.
The victim screamed and pushed the man away.
The suspect is a bald white man who was wearing sunglasses.
Detectives believe he may have got into a silver 4x4 vehicle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Cahill hopes to make final
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill says he is 'praying' to be fit in time for the Champions League final.
The former Bolton Centre back limped off with a hamstring injury during the blues dramatic 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp.
John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic will be suspended for the final while David Luiz also remains a doubt with a hamstring injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Sentenced increased for Feltham man
A man at the very heart of the looting and rioting in Croydon last August has had his sentence significantly increased.
20 year-old Adam Ahmadzai, from Feltham, led an attack on a police line, robbed a bus driver, ransacked a shop, hijacked a van and attacked and mugged a man at a cash machine
He was given 48 months in a young offender institution in January.
The Court of Appeal has increased it to seven years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm
How much do you value your smile?
Did you know that a child needs assistance brushing their teeth until they reach the age of eight or nine?
May is National Smile Month [May 20th - June 20th] and we’re being reminded about the importance of looking after our teeth.
A special event is being held at Tangley Park in Hampton to raise awareness of the problems related to bad oral hygiene.
Oral Health Advisor Janet Hiscoke says youngsters can pick up bad habits from their parents.
For more information on National Smile Month, click here
The CDS will be at Sainsbury's Tangley Park Hampton, for two days 30th and 31st May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am
Appeal to identify man in connection with Hammersmith assault
Police have released an image of a man they want to talk to in connection with an attack on a UK diplomat in Hammersmith.
George Fergusson was blinded in one eye after the assault on Friday evening as he was walking through Margravine Cemetery and Park.
A small amount of cash was also taken from him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am
Chelsea make Champions League final
Chelsea are through to the Champions League final after one of the unlikeliest comebacks in the history of the competition.
The Blues beat Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp.
The Premier League side had captain John Terry sent off and trailed 2-nil.
Striker Fernando Torres then scored late on to put the tie beyond doubt.
The Spain international says it's one of the club's greatest moments.
Roberto Di Matteo took over as manager on a temporary basis after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas – there are now calls for him to get the job full-time.
Di Matteo says his side deserved to see off the defending champions.
Ban on baskets in blooming Shepperton
Shepperton’s to take part in the South East in Bloom competition despite a ban on hanging baskets.
The judging is to take place in July so work has started on drought-resistant plants in flower beds.
Local schools are designing murals to be displayed.
And Shepperton residents and traders are among 7 organisations working towards the town’s blooming entry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Serial Rapist Convicted
A serial rapist from Teddington has today been found guilty of three counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
41-year-old Brian Witty from Twickenham Road was convicted by a jury at Kingston Crown Court of assaults dating back to 1995.
Witty, who’s a Territorial Army Captain, was finally charged in 2011, after he raped a woman he met through a dating website.
He will be sentenced in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm
Merton Schools Honoured
Three Merton Schools have been given the distinction of the ‘Teaching School’ Status.
It’s part of a new nation-wide scheme aimed at further raising teaching standards.
Cricket Green, Perseid and Hillcross were among only 100 schools across the country to be recognised as outstanding in their field.
They will be used to lead other schools in improving education standards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm
Charity Run For The Haven
A man’s planning to circumnavigate Britain by foot and bicycle in an attempt to raise £100,000 for a breast cancer charity.
Ettienne De Beer is dedicating the journey of over 4,000 miles to his wife Trisha, and as a thank you to The Haven Centre in Fulham.
He says The Centre was ‘the magic key’ to her recovery from breast cancer after she had a mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
If successful, the personal trainer from Penge will be the first man to run and cycle around the mainland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Tools Stolen From Parked Car in Mitcham
There’s been another theft of tools from a parked van. This time in a night-time smash and grab in Mitcham.
Thieves shattered the driver’s window of a heating engineer’s Ford in Budge Lane, some time on Sunday night.
They made off with over £2,000 worth of expensive power tools.
Early last month there were 17 similar crimes in the borough and police are urging drivers to remove expensive equipment from parked vehicles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm
Investigations continue in Claygate
A police investigation continues after the body of a man found in Claygate was identified.
36 year old Mark Anthony Brown from Surbiton was found dead in Woodland close to Glebelands and the A3.
A post mortem examination has been carried out and the cause of death has not yet been established.
His body was found two weeks ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Flat damaged in Streatham
A flat in Streatham has been badly damaged by fire.
It broke out in Bournevale Road last night.
The fire is believed to have started in a utility cupboard and severely damaged the ground floor flat.
The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Robin Gibb continues to improve
Robin Gibb woke from his coma while music from his latest composition was playing.
His son Robin-John says the 62-year-old had been given less than a 10 per cent chance of survival.
Family members are also said to have played him Bee Gees tunes - and noticed Robin was trying to mouth words to the songs.
Doctors at the hospital in Chelsea say they're stunned by his turnaround.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm
Surrey reviews its library plans
Surrey County Council will take a decision on its controversial libraries plans ..again.
It follows a recent judicial review.
Earlier this month, Mr Justice Wilkie upheld a technical challenge over a decision to create 10 community-run libraries staffed by volunteers.
The council has now decided to bring the proposal back to a Cabinet meeting in June.
In the weeks leading up to that meeting, the council will carry out a further consultation.
The 10 libraries affected include Byfleet, Ewell Court, New Haw, and Stoneleigh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
Robshaw nominated for player of the year
England captain Chris Robshaw leads the nominations for rugby union's Premiership player of the year.
The Harlequins skipper faces competition for the prize though.
Team-mate Mike Brown is also nominated, along with Brad Barritt of Saracens, Leicester's Julian Salvi, James Scaysbrook of Exeter and Nick Wood, who plays for Gloucester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Apprenticeships in Sutton
The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has praised the rise in apprenticeships in Sutton.
New figures shown that nearly 700 young people started an apprenticeship between last August and January.
That’s a rise of 70 percent on the previous year during the same period.
MP Tom Brake claims the apprenticeships are part of a LIB Dem drive for a balanced economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 am
Monday, 23 April 2012
Fulham killers jailed
Four teenagers have been jailed for the manslaughter of a chef on his thirtieth birthday.
Krzystof Rusek was stabbed in Fulham in June last year when he was confronted by four youths in the Lillie Road area.
The gang demanded money and mobile phones from Rusek and his friends whilst brandishing knives before attacking their victims.
Ruairi Bicknell, Akeem Salako, Stefan Morgan and Ben Wiles were all jailed to a minimum of six years in prison at the Old Bailey.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Scola described the youths as living “a life without boundaries.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm
World Book Night
This evening is World Book Night. It will be celebrated in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the USA.
20,000 passionate readers will gift 24 copies of one of their favourite books to encourage those who don’t regularly read to fall in love with reading.
In addition World Book Night will be giving a further 620,000 books over the course of the year directly to the hardest to reach readers.
This will be through prisons, care homes, hospitals, sheltered housing, homeless shelters, libraries and other partner charities.
25 titles have been specially chosen and printed in World Book Night editions including “Pride and Prejudice” and “The Book Thief”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm
Wandswoth Council welcomes new microchipping proposals
Wandsworth Council has welcomed new proposals that could require all dog owners to have their pets microchipped.
The Government has today announced plans to consult on new legislation that would make microchipping of dogs compulsory for all owners.
Since January 2009 Wandsworth Council has insisted that all residents living on its housing estates have their dogs microchipped.
As a result of this rule, 2,270 dogs whose owners live on local housing estates have been chipped and registered.
In addition to this, the council has also chipped and registered a further 2,000 dogs on a voluntary basis from other residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm
Kate Moss to renew wedding vows
They've been married less than a year - but apparently Croydon supermodel Kate Moss and Jamie Hince are to renew their wedding vows.
The pair will say 'I do' once again at this year's Isle of Wight festival in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm
Chelsea believe they can deny Barcelona Champions League final place
Chelsea have the belief they can deny Barcelona a place in the Champions League final.
That’s according to former Blues striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.
The 33 year old who also played for Barcelona, says Roberto di Matteo's side can cling on to their 1-0 lead in tomorrow’s second leg at the Nou Camp.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm
Didier Drogba travels to Spain
Didier Drogba has travelled to Barcelona with the Chelsea team today.
The sides meet in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tomorrow.
Drogba missed the weekend draw with Arsenal with a knee injury but is expected to be named in the starting line up at the Nou Camp.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm
New Dreamliner unveiled today at Heathrow
UK airline bosses finally get to inspect Boeing's new "green" Dreamliner passenger plane today following numerous production problems and delays.
Thomson Airways, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are adding the Boeing 787 to their fleets over the next few months.
They'll be at Heathrow to look at one of the planes which are designed to carry up to 290 passengers and be far more fuel-efficient.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Woman shot in Sutton
A woman’s been shot with an air gun in Sutton.
The 45-year-old victim was standing with her husband and a friend at the junction of the Newlands and Sandy Lane South early last Friday evening.
She was taken to hospital with a severe graze.
The air pellet seemed to come from a 4 by 4, which immediately drove off.
The police want to speak to a heroic motorcyclist who chased the car until it was lost from sight.
The mysterious rider gave the car’s registration number to another witness but he left no contact details for himself.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm
Plans for a new midwifery unit in Surrey have been approved
Plans for a new midwifery unit have been approved in Surrey.
The new unit at Ashford and St Peter's Hospital will be for women who have uncomplicated pregnancies.
It will feature three rooms, each with a large birthing pool and will be run by midwives rather than doctors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Sutton man given 5 year ASBO
A man who police say ‘targeted and took advantage of vulnerable adults’ in Sutton has been given a five year ASBO.
Jose Ramon, from Sherbourne Court, often approached people for money or for their property which he then sold on.
The 36 year old is now banned from targeting vulnerable victims in the block of flats where he lives and across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
TFL names expected "Hotspot" stations during the Olympics
Transport for London has named dozens of 'hotspot' stations expected to be exceptionally busy during the Olympics.
They're anticipating an extra million trips will be made every day during the busiest times.
Hotspots include Wimbledon and Earl’s Court tube stations and London Waterloo National Rail station.
They've also warned that the second week of the Paralympics coincides with pupils going back to school after the summer holidays.
Mark Evers, from TFL, says commuters may have to come up with alternative plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Bee Gees Singer's Recovery
Doctors are praising Robin Gibb after the star's health took an unexpected turn for the better in hospital.
The Bee Gees singer fell into a coma after developing pneumonia as he fought advanced cancer of the colon and liver failure.
Gibb, who’s in a Chelsea hospital, is now conscious, breathing on his own and talking to his loved ones.
His physician has called him "an extraordinary human being".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
Thames Water - Water Meters
It looks like Britain's biggest water supplier will get permission to force customers to install meters.
The Government’s considering a request by Thames Water to fit 85,000 devices initially in London and south-east England.
The company says it will help tackle shortages - although some campaigners are against them.
Many homes in Surrey could be affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
National Police Dog Trials to be hosted by Surrey Police
This year’s National Police Dog trials will be hosted by Surrey Police in Guildford.
The trials, which began in 1963, is an annual competition for police dogs and their handlers from across the UK.
The 3-day event takes place at the forces headquarters at Mount Browne between April 27th-29th.
The open day for the public will be on Sunday 29th April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm
Rain frustrates Surrey
Rain had the last word at the Oval yesterday as the County Championship Division One match between Surrey and Worcestershire ended in a draw.
When the showers came at 3:30pm Worcestershire were 94 for 1 chasing a victory target of 246.
Surrey were dismissed for 224 in their second innings. Final scores: Surrey 140 and 224.
Worcestershire 119 and 94 for 1.
Title holders Lancashire lost by 5-wickets to Warwickshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 am
Man arrested in connection with Hammersmith assault
A 29 year old man's been arrested after the next governor of Bermuda was partially blinded in a mugging in Hammersmith.
British diplomat George Fergusson lost the sight in his left eye following the attack in the Margravine Cemetery and Park on Friday night.
He's still due to take up his new post next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Harlequins go down to Leicester at the Stoop
In rugby union’s Premiership Leicester have closed the gap on leaders Harlequins after yesterday’s 43-33 victory at the Twickenham Stoop.
In other results Sale beat Gloucester 24-19 - and London Irish were 25-16 winners at Worcester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am
British diplomat assaulted in Hammersmith
Police are appealing for witnesses after a senior British diplomat was attacked and robbed in Hammersmith.
56-year-old George Ferguson, of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was assaulted and robbed of a small quantity of money on Friday at about 7:30pm while walking in Margravine Cemetery and Park.
He suffered cuts to the face including a serious injury which threatens the sight in his left eye.
Mr Ferguson, who is shortly to take up the post of Governor of Bermuda, remains in hospital.
The suspect is described as a black male, aged between 25 and 35, and around 5 feet 10 inches tall.
He was wearing a dark hooded top and dark glass.
There have been no arrests yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am
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