London’s Mayor appears to be in a no-win situation with campaigners against a new airport in the Thames Estuary saying better use should be made of Heathrow and Gatwick, while campaigners around Heathrow and Gatwick say no more capacity should be allowed there.
Boris Johnson has suggested building a new airport near Gravesend to the east of London but the idea has received heavy criticism.
Meanwhile airlines say the lack of capacity in London is forcing them to look abroad, which could mean UK passengers in future have to route via the continent to get to far flung places. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:57 am
Surbiton Farmers want music
Surbiton wants to prove its got talent as the Farmers Market opens auditions for singers and musicians to perform this summer.
They want to enhance market days with entertainment.
The try outs take place at 4 pm this Sunday at the Gordon Bennett Bar and Kitchen.
There’s a grand trophy and market goodies for the winning acts.
For more information contact David Jacobson by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am
Hounslow looking for foster parents
Hounslow Council is using Foster Care Fortnight to find loving homes for 315 children in its care.
They’ll be setting up information stalls at various venues, starting with today in Staines High Street, to give the public more information about how they can help vulnerable children.
You can learn more on the council’s website at Hounslow.gov.uk/fostering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 am
Charges on deaths of Wandsworth children
A 34 year old woman has been charged with two counts of murder following the death of two children in Wandsworth on Wednesday.
The post mortem examinations of the children were held on Friday but no formal cause of death has been given as the results of various tests are still to come back.
A 10 week old boy and a 14 month old girl were found dead at a property in Killarney Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am
Fight for A&E at St. Helier Hospital
MP for Sutton and Cheam, Paul Burstow, has started a petition to campaign against a recommendation that A & E and Maternity units at St. Helier Hospital are closed.
On Wednesday a panel for NHS South West London said that the hospital should become the centre for planned surgery with the loss of the two other units.
Burstow says this is a flawed decision and that the panel have ‘ignored pressure on all the A & Es and maternity units in South West London.’
The decision is not final and begins the process which will include public consultation.
The petition can be found at www.paulburstow.org.uk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am
Vale Primary School has talent
An Epsom school is hoping to share a spot in Olympic history.
A group of children who attend The Vale Primary School have made it to the shortlist of Surrey Schools Have Talent.
They’re hoping to be voted top so they can perform at the torch relay event in Guildford on the 20th of July.
To view a video of their act and vote, visit www.gosurrey.info/havetalent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am
Friday, 11 May 2012
Roadwork delays in Surbiton
Roadworks in the Brighton Road in Surbiton are here to stay until May 24th.
They were due to finish this afternoon.
Kingston Council says they are overrunning because of a delay with gas mains replacements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
Kalou praises Di Matteo
Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou says former boss Andre Villas-Boas left the club in a mess.
They've turned a slump in form around since Roberto Di Matteo took over as interim manager reaching the Champions League final.
Kalou says the Italian deserves plenty of praise
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
Passenger numbers up at Heathrow
There was a rise in the number of people passing through BAA's airports last month.
Nearly 9-point-09 million passengers travelled through the six airports in April - up nought-point-1 percent on April 2011.
At Heathrow, a total of 5-point-8 million passengers used the airport - fractionally up compared to the same month in the previous year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm
Alonso fastest in Spain
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has gone fastest in first practice ahead of Sunday's Formula One Spanish Grand Prix.
Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel was second quickest.
Woking based McLaren driver Jenson Button finished the session fourth on the timesheets - with Lewis Hamilton eighth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm
Quins make one change
Harlequins make one change for tomorrow’s semi- final clash with Northampton at the Stoop.
Karl Dickson comes into the starting line up in place of Danny Care who hasn’t recovered from injury.
The winners will face either Saracens or Leicester Tigers in the final at Twickenham later in the month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm
Dementia awareness week
A specialist dementia care centre in Surrey is urging people to look out for the carers of those suffering with the disease.
The Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society in Banstead is highlighting the plight of the so-called 'silent-sufferers' ahead of Dementia Awareness Week.
The Society promotes the need to help family members who fulfill the role of primary carer, saying that they have an increased risk of depression.
Dementia Awareness Week is from the 20th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Strike action continued
London's bus drivers could go on strike as a union says they're not getting paid enough for the extra work they'll be doing during the Olympics.
Unite says it plans to ballot up to 21-thousand of its members about a walk out.
There are calls for drivers to be given an extra 500-pounds to work during the Games - when an extra 800-thousand passengers are expected to travel on buses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm
Toddler and baby murdered in Wandsworth
A woman's been arrested on suspicion of murdering two babies.
A 10 week-old boy and his 14-month old sister were found dead after police were called to a home in Wandsworth, last night.
It's being reported the woman in question is the childrens' mother.
Officers say the youngsters appear to have been smothered.
Neighbours say the family had only been in the property in Killarney Road for a matter of weeks.
Post mortems will be carried out in due course.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
Drivers warned about repairs in Putney
Engineers are to begin emergency repairs to the road surface in Putney High Street today.
Motorists and bus passengers are being warned they are likely to face lengthy delays.
The work is to repair part of the carriageway that has partially collapsed at the junction with Lacy Road.
Traffic flows along the high street will be controlled by a three-way set of traffic lights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm
Moore signs new AFC deal
Sammy Moore has signed a new contract at AFC Wimbledon.
The 24-year-old midfielder voted the club’s player of the Year.
Manager Terry Brown says Moore is a crucial part of his plans and that he aims to make greater use of the midfielder's attacking instincts next season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
Care back in England camp
Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care has been recalled to the England rugby union squad for their tour to South Africa.
He's back after being left out for the Six Nations on disciplinary grounds.
Quins skipper Chris Robshaw has once again been named as captain he’s one of nine players in the squad from the Twickenham based club.
Head coach Stuart Lancaster has also named 13 uncapped players in the 42-man party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm
Woman arrested in connection with babies deaths in Wandsworth
A woman's been arrested on suspicion of murder after two children were found dead in Wandsworth.
The 10-week-old boy and 14-month-old girl were pronounced dead at the scene after officers were called to a property in Killarney Road last night.
The woman who's in her mid-thirties is in custody at a South London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm
Queen's Diamond Jubilee marked by the Muslim Community
Muslims from across Britain are heading to the Tower of London this afternoon to honour the Queen in her 60th year.
They’re marking the launch of their 25th annual charity 10 Kilometre walk taking place this Sunday.
The event is expected to raise up to half a million pounds for the Queen’s chosen charities.
The community has also launched a bus advertising campaign to congratulate Her Majesty on her Diamond Jubilee.
Naseer Dean is representing the Ahmadiyyah Muslims from Morden’s Baitul Futuh Mosque.
He says you don't need to be a Muslim to take part, and today’s launch shows the true meaning of the faith.
Anti-social Croydon granny to lose home
A grandmother from Croydon faces being banned from her own home for repeatedly playing rap music through the night.
It's alleged that 71 year old Joan Nisbet played music by Eminem and NWA so loud it nearly drove a neighbour to suicide.
Other neighbours have said they had to build a 7 foot high fence around their garden after seeing her and a boyfriend naked.
Now Croydon council have applied for a closure order to be put on her property after she continued to abuse her neighbours despite a restraining order.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am
Olympic tickets for cycling at Box Hill and Hampton Court
The next round of London 2012 Olympic Games tickets go on sale this month – including tickets for the Cycling Road Race at Box Hill.
Surrey Police is urging residents to only buy tickets through the official channels.
The London Organising Committee announced yesterday that 900,000 contingency tickets will go on sale from Friday morning.
New tickets – including the Cycling Road Race at Box Hill and the Cycling Individual Time Trial at Hampton Court Palace – will also go on sale from the 29th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 am
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
New book uncovers Fulham FC's secrets
Broadcaster David Hamilton has turned his hand to writing.
The lifelong Fulham supporter has combined his love of the team with his work behind the scenes at the club as a match day announcer.
The result is a Fulhamish Tale – a collection of David’s personal stories about the historic club.
David tells us he hopes there will be something in the book that even the die hard supporters didn’t know.
The book is out now, if you'd like to purchase a copy, click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm
An article published on 23rd December 2011 entitled ‘Man from Chelsea jailed for GBH’ could have suggested that Mr Amir Amirani was imprisoned as a result of involvement in the murder of Marvin Henry.
Two other people and not Mr Amirani committed the crime described in the article.
Mr Amirani was not convicted of the murder of Marvin Henry or involved in those proceedings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm
Residents and visitors are being asked what they think of Balham town centre before, during and after a £1.9million investment programme.
An online survey will be used to track how satisfied people are with the area and how they rate its 'look and feel'.
The improvement package is designed to smarten up the area, attract new investors and encourage more people to explore the town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm
The Leveson Inquiry has been hearing evidence from police investigating the alleged hacking of Milly Dowler's mobile phone.
Officers have told the inquiry that we will never know whether the Walton school girl's voice messages were deleted by a third party, or whether they were wiped automatically.
There was public outcry last year when it emerged that Milly's mobile was hacked by journalists after she went missing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Two men go on trial in October
Two men accused of murdering a teenager from Mitcham on Britain's busiest shopping street will face trial in October.
23-year-old Jermaine Joseph and Thulani Khumalo, who's 20, are charged with stabbing Seydou Diarrassouba on Boxing Day last year.
The 18-year-old was killed after a fight broke out in a Foot Locker store on Oxford Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
Missing man from New Malden
A 67 year old man has gone missing from New Malden.
Martin John Ratner was last seen yesterday morning at 9.15.
His wife says it’s out of character for him to disappear and he did not have mental issues.
His car was left near to Norbiton railway station in a car park and his mobile phone had been turned off.
He’s described as white, five foot ten tall, of slim build, clean shaven with short grey hair.
He was wearing a dark grey overcoat, black trousers, a jumper and shirt.
It’s thought he may have gone to Westminster.
Anyone who spots Mr Ratner should phone 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 am
Westbound M3 link road to M25 at Thorpe closed for 3 nights
Road users are advised that the westbound M3 link road to the clockwise M25 will be closed overnight for three nights while routine inspection work is carried out.
The work near Thorpe at junction 12 is ahead of planned maintenance due to start later this month.
The westbound M3 link road to the clockwise M25 will be close between 10pm and 5am each night. Drivers and motorcyclists will be directed to follow diversion signs via the M25 at junction 11.
There's more information at www.highways.gov.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 am
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Have a go super star hero!
Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman has been praised for saving a jogger’s life after he had a heart attack in Hyde Park.
The 74 year old superstar called for an ambulance after 27 year old Sam Dempster collapsed.
The lawyer was taken to the Royal Brompton where he is still recovering following the incident ten days ago.
Mr Dempster has thanked the Rain Man star and credited him with saving his life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Police appeal for help in finding missing sisters
Two sisters from Streatham remain missing today.
16 year old Abeneeka Bangura left her home in Moorcroft Road to go to school last Tuesday morning – she didn’t arrive.
On Saturday, her 13 year old sister Asima disappeared while on a shopping trip in the town centre. It’s thought they are together.
Both girls are classed as vulnerable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Delays for commuters heading to Gatwick
Train commuters heading to and from Gatwick are facing long delays after a vehicle hit a bridge in Salfords and then a signal failure caused havoc at Three Bridges.
People using Southern between the airport and East Croydon were delayed by up to an hour.
Four trains firms in all are reporting delays.
Disruption is due to last into the afternoon, we’ll have a full travel update in 20 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Appeal on the trams
Police are appealing for witnesses to a violent attack on a man as he waited for a tram.
The 30 year old victim was at Sandilands yesterday when he was approached by three men.
They began talking to him before punching him in the face and stealing his phone and smashing a bottle over his head.
The victim stumbled aboard a tram to East Croydon, where the incident was reported to police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
The name Charlie is ''Top Dog''
What’s in a name? That’s the question Battersea Dogs and Cats home is asking.
The charity has released the top ten most popular names for pets for last year.
The winning names for dogs are Charlie for a boy and Bella for a girl.
Surprisingly for cats, the top names are Charlie again, and Coco for a girl.
Names that also made the grade are Rocky, Ruby, Tigger and Princess.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Diabetes warning for Surrey
More than half of adults in Surrey with diabetes are not getting basic checks or access to services that will help them manage their condition.
That’s according to new research from Diabetes UK.
The charity claims 53% don’t have access to the nine checks recommended by the national institute of health and clinical excellence.
If not treated properly, diabetes can lead to complications including heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and amputation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Image released in Surrey Police vehicle crime crackdown
Police have released a number of images of people they’d like to speak to in connection with a crackdown on vehicle crime in Surrey.
Among them is a man who officers believe may be able to help them with inquiries into an incident at the BP garage on London Road in Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
Deja vu for Chelsea tonight
Chelsea and Liverpool go head to head once again at Anfield tonight – with a number of players on both sides expected to be rested.
The Premier League clash comes just 3 days after the teams met in the FA Cup final.
Blues midfielders Raul Meireles and Jon Obi Mikel are out injured – while defenders Gary Cahill and David Luiz are also expected to miss out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
Parking still a hot issue at Surrey County Council
Despite the plans being scrapped – proposed car parking charges are still a hot issue for Surrey County Council.
Lib Dem Transportation spokesperson Stephen Cooksey will challenge leader David Hodge at their AGM later today.
It’s after the Information Commissioner found the council failed to provide a business plan for the proposals and comply with time limits.
Surrey says the decision is ‘disappointing’.
Plans to install meters in Claygate and Thames Ditton villages were dropped last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
New manager for Kempton Park racecourse
Phil White has been named as the new General Manager of Kempton Park racecourse.
It’s after Amy Starkey moved to takeover at Newmarket.
37 year old White, who currently works at Epsom Downs, will make the move to Kempton after this year’s Derby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Courtrooms in south west London to close during Olympics
Almost half of the courtrooms handling London’s most serious cases will be closed during the Olympics.
The closures will be put in place because of concerns about travel problems for witnesses and jurors getting to and from the courts.
Kingston Crown Court will be closed completely when the cycling time trial passes nearby on the 1st of August.
The Old Bailey will see half of its 18 courtrooms closed during the Games – Croydon 8of 12 and Isleworth 8 of 13.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Monday, 7 May 2012
Thames Flood Alert
A flood alert’s been issued for the Thames between Putney Bridge and Teddington Weir.
There could be problems at the next two high tides which are at four-thirty this afternoon and quarter to five tomorrow morning.
Areas that could be affected are Putney Embankment, Chiswick Mall, Strand on the Green and Thames Bank at Mortlake.
In Twickenham Ralelagh Drive, Friars Lane, Water Lane, Riverside and the Embankment could be affected as well as the Towpath below Teddington Lock posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm
Thornton Heath Man In Drug Arrest
Four more people have been charged after an investigation into the illegal exportation of the stimulant khat to America. Officers swooped on homes in London, Coventry and Cardiff last week as part of a police probe into a suspected smuggling network.
They'll appear at Westminster Magistrates’ today to face a conspiracy charge relating to the alleged mislabelling of parcels.
On Saturday three other people, including a man from Thornton Heath, were charged with similar offences in connection with the suspected smuggling network.
They will appear before Southwark Crown Court on July 6.
New Surbiton Hospital To Be Named
A campaign’s been started to have the new hospital in Surbiton named after a 19th century pioneer who founded the town. Surbiton resident Bob Phillips is spearheading efforts to get the new hospital on Ewell Road named after entrepreneur Thomas Pooley.
Pooley moved to London in about 1830 and laid the foundation for modern day Surbiton.
There are concerns that his contribution has never been properly recognised.
Fatal fire in Tooting
An investigation is under way after a fatal fire in Tooting.
A woman was found dead after the blaze in a ground floor flat on Huron road on Friday afternoon.
Four fire engines and twenty officers were on the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am
Elderly woman is Spelthorne hit by distraction burglars
Police in Spelthorne are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 80’s was the victim of a distraction burglary in Stanwell.
The incident took place at around 9pm last Wednesday at an address off Cordelia Road.
The victim answered a knock at her front door from a man claiming to work for the council and that upcoming cable laying could cause damage to her garden.
A second suspect entered the property and stole a black leather handbag containing a small amount of cash, a mobile phone and several bank cards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am
Energy giant fined for trickery
Energy giant Scottish and Southern Energy was yesterday fined 1.25-million pounds for using doorstep sellers to trick people into switching their energy supplier.
Trading Standards officers pursued the company after discovering its sales agents were using misleading sales scripts on people’s doorsteps.
The punishment marks the end of a landmark prosecution by Surrey County Council Trading Standards that was the first of its kind against one of the ‘big six’ energy firms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 am
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