750 thousand pound pot for local charities
A community café, a meals on wheels service and a scout hut have all received part of a 750 thousands pound pot of cash.
The money was distributed by the Surrey County Councils leader according to the councils communications department.
17 schemes in all took a share of the money. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am
Bravery award for Croydon robbery
A man who was shot in the stomach when he tried to foil a robbery at a Croydon jeweller in 2009 has been honoured for his bravery.
Colin Thomas, who was 24 at the time of the robbery, received the Binney Award at the Police Public Bravery Awards at the service’s annual conference in Manchester.
Mr Thomas was working in the shop when the robbers threatened customers and staff with hammers. They ran away when he chased them but one of the thieves turned and fired at him at point blank range.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am
New test track for Headley Court
Injured soldiers at the military rehabilitation unit at Headley Court in Leatherhead have a new test track to help them learn how to use prosthetic limbs.
The outdoor circuit’s been built by staff from Sutton and East Surrey Water.
It includes paths, steps and ramps made from various materials and set on cambers and slopes to improve the soldiers’ motor skills.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 am
Croydon wins Portas Prize
Croydon’s been named as one of 12 towns to receive funding under the so-called Portas Pilots scheme.
The project was set up by retail expert Mary Portas to help revitalise run down towns.
370 applications competed for the grants which total 100-thousand pounds.
Croydon wants to ‘transform the riot stricken area’s historic Old Town market into a thriving market and cultural quarter’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 am
Friday, 25 May 2012
Monye and Care back for Quins
Harlequins head into tomorrow’s Premiership Final buoyed by the return to the starting line-up of Ugo Monye and Danny Care.
The two England internationals have recovered from injury.
Quins take on Leicester Tigers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
Nine arrested at Heathrow
Nine people have been arrested today by Customs officers at Heathrow on suspicion of drug and cigarette smuggling.
Around 90 investigators from HMRC raided a warehouse at the airport.
8 residential and three business properties in Stanmore, West Drayton, Southall and Frimley in Surrey were also searched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
Man jailed for sex attacks
A former TA Captain from Teddington has been jailed for a series of rapes and sexual assault.
Forty one year old Brian Witty was found guilty of 4 attacks across South West and central London.
Witty will initially serve a minimum sentence of 8 years for the offences which happened between 2005 and 2008.
He’ll only be released later if he is proven to no longer be a danger to women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm
Police appeal after collision in Woking
Police are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision involving a child pedestrian in the Maybury area of Woking.
It happened yesterday afternoon in Princess Road when a 6 year old boy was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.
The child was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with head and abdominal injuries.
He’s currently in a serious but stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
Police believe abduction attempts 'not linked'
Police in Kingston continue to investigate three alleged abduction attempts reported around schools in the last week.
Originally detectives thought that two of the cases were linked but say that’s now unlikely.
Police would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen or comforted a child in distress at Knollmead Primary School in Tolworth on Monday morning.
Detectives are encouraging parents and the wider community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm
Councils in Epsom & Ewell, Woking and Tandridge consult residents
Residents of three Surrey boroughs are being invited to attend meetings of the county council’s local committees next month.
The local committees were set up in 2002 to bring the council’s decision-making closer to local residents.
They make decisions on certain local services, particularly highways, and monitor the quality of all services locally.
Epsom & Ewell, Woking and Tandridge Local Committees will hold meetings in June.
Details are available at the Surrey County Council website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
Surrey missing children event
Today is the 'Big Tweet' day.
The event marks International Missing Childrens’ Day.
Surrey Search and Rescue is offering its support by re tweeting a different missing child appeal every half an hour throughout the day.
140 thousand youngsters disappear in the UK every year.
The charity is asking you to help raise awareness by also re tweeting the featured appeals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
Harlequins bid for history
Harlequins know they have a chance to make rugby union history this weekend.
They're going for their first Premiership crown at Twickenham Stadium tomorrow.
But they'll take on a Leicester side competing in their eighth successive final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Thousands prepare to get their running shoes on for charity
Two charity workers will be going the extra mile this Sunday.
Emily Mayer and Sarah Hollands are taking part in The Bupa London 10,000, a 10K run through the capital.
All proceeds will go to Shooting Star CHASE Children’s Hospices based in Hampton and Guildford, where they work.
Since the two hospices merged last year, there has been a 15% increase in the amount of families that need looking after.
The girls told us the run is about backing the new personal best campaign, where fundraisers are urged to push themselves to the max.
To get involved or be part of this Sunday’s cheer squad, click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm
Chelsea Champions League heroes set to leave
Chelsea duo Salomon Kalou and Jose Bosingwa look set to leave Stamford Bridge.
Both players started Saturdays Champions League final win over Bayern Munich and the Blues look set to let the pair leave on free transfers.
This news comes after Didier Drogba announced he was leaving the club on Tuesday.
London Welsh 'disappointed'
London Welsh have expressed their 'grave disappointment' at being denied a place in the Guinness Premiership by the RFU.
The Exiles received the news before yesterdays Championship Play off final first leg win against Cornish Pirates.
The Richmond club says they believe they met the necessary criteria to compete in the Premiership and were planning to ground share with another top flight club.
London Welsh say they will appeal the RFU's decision. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm
Boris endorses new police scheme
London’s Mayor got to practice his Kung Fu moves in Wimbledon earlier.
Boris Johnson met young people involved in a police scheme to learn martial arts at the Nuffield Health and Wellbeing Centre.
The seven-week course for 11 to 18-year-olds is designed to steer young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
New Riverbus contract announced
Commuters who use riverbus services to travel around London will soon see more boats running everyday and more choice of where to get on and off.
That’s according to TFL who’ve appointed a new operator to run the Putney to Blackfriars route.
The 5 year contract, which starts on October has been awarded to KPMG Thames Clippers. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Johnson a 'doubt' for England
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson is a doubt for England’s friendly against Norway after missing training with a toe injury.
The former Chelsea man is the only specialised right back in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012.
Chelsea’s Champions League heroes, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill and Frank Lampard will be rested for the match in Oslo. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
Surbiton fall UPDATE
A man’s died after falling from a building in Surbiton.
Emergency services were called to the YMCA in Victoria Road just after 10 this morning.
There’s no further details at the moment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Police presence increased outside schools in Kingston
Kingston police have stepped up their patrols around schools following three reported incidents of strangers approaching children.
On Thursday 17th May staff in a Surbiton primary school alerted police after a girl was allegedly approached by a man and a woman in the grounds of their school.
A second incident was reported on Monday 21st May at another primary school in Surbiton, where a man alegedly grabbed hold of a boy just after 9am. The boy was able to break free and alert staff. It is believed a woman was also present, described as white of slim build with long black hair wearing a red hooded top and red trousers.
The third reported incident occurred later that afternoon around 3.15pm at a primary school in Worcester Park. A man was seen on a push bike weaving in and out of cars in the car park. He cycled away when confronted.
In two of the incidents the male suspect is described as white in his twenties wearing a woolly hat.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kingston Police.
Didier Drogba will leave Chelsea
Didier Drogba is to leave Chelsea the club has confirmed.
The striker enhanced his legendary status at Stamford Bridge further on saturday, equalising and scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final.
The Ivory Coast Captain scored 157 times for the blues and is expected to join former teammate Nicolas Anelka in China.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Didier Drogba statement
'I wanted to put an end to all the speculation and confirm that I am leaving Chelsea. It has been a very difficult decision for me to make and I am very proud of what we have achieved but the time is right for a new challenge for me.'
'As a team we have accomplished so much and have won every single trophy possible. Saturday was a very special moment for everyone at the club and for all the fans, and I am very proud to have played my part in bringing many trophies to this club, which has been my home for the last eight years.'
'I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the club especially Roman and my team-mates, many of whom have become very close friends and will be my friends for life. I would also like to say a very special thank you to the Chelsea fans who have shown me so much love and support over the years.'
'I wish the club all the best and continued success for the future - you will always be in my heart.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Richmond to celebrate in style
People in Richmond will be celebrating the Jubilee and Olympics in style this summer.
That’s thanks to a grant from the Council’s Town Centre Opportunities Fund.
Each of the 14 villages in the borough will see the money being spent on flags and decorations.
The grant aims to bring a splash of colour to local high streets and encourage residents to get involved in the historic celebrations. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
Body discovered in Kingston
Police have confirmed a body was found in Kingston last night.
It was discovered at the Latchmere Road recreation ground.
Detectives says they are not treating the woman’s death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm
Stone thrown at car on M3
Detectives are examining CCTV footage after a stone was thrown at a car on the M3.
The black Mini Cooper was hit as it passed under the Windmill Road bridge in Sunbury.
Police say a group of five or six youths threw an object off the bridge which hit the windscreen.
The windscreen cracked but the driver an 18-year-old woman from Egham was able to keep control of the car.
Around £300 worth of damage was caused to the vehicle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
Surrey County Council cabinet member 'steps down'
A member of Surrey County Council cabinet has stepped down.
Tim Hall is leaving for family reasons.
In a statement he says he will remain a county councillor and looks forward to continuing to serve the people of Leatherhead and Fetcham East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
No decision made on Drogba future
Didier Drogba’s agent says reports in France suggesting that the striker has decided to leave Chelsea are not true.
The Ivory Coast captain equalised for the Blues before scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Both the forwards representatives and Chelsea say no decision has yet been made on Drogba’s future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
Chelsea Flower Show gets underway
It's the public opening of the Chelsea Flower Show today.
The World Famous show attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe.
It's been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital every year since 1913, with gaps only during the two World Wars.
We caught up with Joe Swift who's not only designed his first Chelsea Garden ever this year, the Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden, but has won a prestigious Chelsea Gold Medal for it:
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