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Saturday, 26 May 2012

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 here
posted 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.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Tooting thief caught red handed
A thief has been caught red handed stealing from a parking pay & display machine in Tooting Broadway.

Vasile Jurisnicz was jailed for 4 months after undercover officers spotted him acting suspiciously.

He was seen tampering with a machine and officers found a quantity of coins in his pocket along with a piece of equipment he had used to break open the machine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

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.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Murder Investigation Opens
The family of a London businessman struck down by a car in the Ukraine has welcomed the opening of a murder investigation into his death.

47 year old Barry Pring from Battersea was killed in Febuary 2008 when he was waiting for a cab on the outskirts of kiev.

Police in the Ukraine have now upgraded their investigation from an unexplained traffic accident.

It is thought that the new approach by Police has been prompted by the intervention of Foreign Secretary William Hague.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

False Tip Off
A mother and her two young daughters have been left traumatised after Police armed with Tasers burst into the family home in Croydon

47 year old Charmaine Williams, and her children were sleeping when Police smashed through the front door on Stanley Road last Friday.

Its after officers received a false tip off regarding a hostage situation.

Mrs Williams will now complain to the independent Complaints Commision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Bert heads the betting ahead of Wimbledon Derby
Coolavanny Bert is the current favourite to win the 84th Greyhound Derby at Wimbledon this Saturday at 4-1.

Taylors Sky will also be looking to become only the fifth dog to win the race twice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Man pleads not guilty to causing a public nuisance
A man accused of stopping the University Boat race has pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing a public nuisance.

The race was stopped last month when the Oxford and Cambridge boats side by side near Chiswick.

35 year old Trenton Oldfield from East London entered his plea at Isleworth Crown Court.

He will stand trial in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Get your cycling gear on for Surrey's Air Ambulance




Did you know almost half of the call outs attended by the Surrey Air Ambulance are for traffic accidents?

That’s one of the statistics the team is hoping to raise awareness of when the Double 100 Bike challenge returns on June 10th.

The annual event is a 100 mile or 100 kilometre ride, starting and finishing at the ambulance base in Dunsfold Park.

Team member Jamie Cheshire says the air ambulance really works as the fourth emergency service.



For more information on the event, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Fingerprint scanners to be introduced in London
New mobile fingerprint scanners which can check a person's identity in two minutes are being rolled out across the MPS.

From today they will 'go live' across as part of the Commissioner's commitment to make better use of technology to fight crime.

The MobileID is about the size of a mobile phone and allows police to
read the fingerprint checking with the national database.

In total, 350 devices will be deployed over the next
month including in Croydon and Lambeth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Pietersen hails Windies win
England's Kevin Pietersen believes the tough first Test against the West Indies will help them through a hard summer of cricket.

The match went into the final day and the home side were wobbling for a while before they claimed victory.

The Surrey batsman says it's the type of game they needed with South Africa to come later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Hazard on Chelsea radar
Eden Hazard's agent says the in-demand player will decide his future after the upcoming international friendlies.

Manchester United and City, as well as European champions Chelsea, are believed to have lodged bids for the Belgian.

The midfielder's representative, John Bico, says an agreement has been reached with all the interested teams.

A final decision will be made shortly after he plays for his country against England on the 2nd of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Assembly member call's on Boris to make Heathrow decision
London Assembly Member Tony Arbour is calling on Boris Johnson to reaffirm his opposition to a third runway at Heathrow.

The member for Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow says if the government reversed its position it ‘would be disastrous’.

The government is currently holding a consultation on future aviation policy – amid growing pressure to look into plans to expand Heathrow again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Care 'I deserve second chance'
Twickenham-based Quins scrum-half Danny Care believes he deserves his second chance.

The disgraced Harlequins player has been recalled to the England squad for the summer tour to South Africa, and his club face Leicester in the Premiership final on Saturday.

Care says the various drunken incidents came about as he'd lost his love for the sport.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Quins star up for the cup
Harlequins winger Ugo Monye says he can’t wait for Saturday’s rugby union Premiership Final.

He’s hoping to shake off an injury in time to take on Leicester at Twickenham.

Monye says his team will be pulling out all the stops after a long season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Man charged with murder in Tooting
A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of another man in Tooting.

29 year old Daniel Janik, also from Tooting, is accused of killing 24 year old Przemyslaw Lepkowski, from Thornton Heath.

Lepkowski died in hospital on Monday night after being found seriously injured in the early hours of Sunday – he’d been strangled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Two men from Sutton face GBH charges
Two men have been charged with GBH and carrying an offensive weapon after a man was assaulted outside a pub in Sutton.

The 47 year old was attacked outside The Grapes pub on the High Street in March.

Darren Flood, from Carshalton, and Lee Flood will appear before Croydon Crown Court on separate dates in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Man from Sutton charged with arson
A man from Sutton is due in court today charged with arson.

Lee Songhurst is accused of starting a fire at a flat on Sutton Court Road earlier this month.

The 28 year old will appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Surrey torch-bearers
A Surrey teenager carried the Olympic flame on the first day of the torch relay.
15 year old Hattie Devereux from Fetcham had overcome kidney and major spinal surgery.

After running with the torch in Newquay in Cornwall – Hattie said it was the most amazing day of her life.

Eric Smith - a 76 year old former helicopter rescue winchman from Woking also carried the torch on the first day of the relay.

The torch will pass through Surrey in July – at Egham on the 10th and Felbridge on the 17th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 am  

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Ice cream van in collision in Wimbledon
Two motorbikes collided with an ice cream van in Wimbledon earlier this evening.

One of the cyclists sustained minor injuries and the other received head injuries and is in hospital – after the incident in Copse Hill.

The van driver has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

Sutton Mayor names chosen charity
Mental Health issues are top of Sutton Mayor’s agenda.

Sean Brennan took over the post after stepping down as leader of the council, a position he held for ten years.

He’s named the Sutton Mental Health Foundation as his chosen charity for the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Wimbledon station update
Police have had to talk down a woman threatening to jump at Wimbledon station.

All services in and out of the station were halted just after 3.15.

A woman in her 20’s is being questioned by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Murder investigation in Tooting
A murder investigation is underway in Tooting after a 24 year old man was found seriously injured in the early hours of Sunday.

Przemyslaw Lepkowski from Croydon was discovered at the property in Eastbourne Road.

He died from his injuries at St George’s last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Police warn parents to be vigilant after abduction attempt

Police are investigating an abduction attempt of a young boy in Kingston.

He was picked up by a man before he could enter his school on Monday morning but was dropped in the ensuing struggle.

Police believe the suspect’s white, with a tanned complexion, about 25 year's old, and wearing a black jumper ,blue trousers and a black woolly hat.

Police also want to trace a woman.

She’s white, with long black hair, slim build and wearing a red hooded top and red trousers.

Police say no further details can be released at this stage but are warning all parents to be vigilant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Can you help save St Helier?
Momentum is gathering to try and safeguard the future of St Helier’s A&E and maternity units.

Following last year’s failed merger bid, the hospital is now at risk of losing two of its key departments as well as its Childrens’ ward.

Campaigners are planning public meeting. Resident Michelle Baker had all three of her children at the hospital.

She told us, if the maternity unit hadn’t been there, her happy ending could have been very different.




To join the campaign, search for save St Helier Maternity on Facebook
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Tributes continue to pour in for Bee Gee Robin Gibb
The World of Music has been paying tribute to Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

The 62 year old passed away on Sunday after a lengthy battle with colon cancer.

The singer sold more than 200 million records and notched up dozens of hits with brothers Maurice and Barry

Radio Jackie’s Programme Controller Dave Owen, says the star didn’t only influence music lovers, but other artists as well.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

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:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Monday, 21 May 2012

Warning to homeowners in Hounslow, Twickenham and Ealing
Police are appealing for information on a linked series of burglaries in
Hounslow, Twickenham and Ealing.

It’s believed that at least 30 residential burglaries have been
committed by one person in these boroughs over the last month.

The suspect has targeted flats in blocks owned by professionals who are work during the day stealing cash and jewellery.

The suspect’s believed to be a white man aged in his mid to late 30s
and of slim or medium build.

It’s believed he may be using the mainline trains or tube to travel to the venues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Police confirm identity of body in Great Bookham
Police have confirmed that a body was found on Great Bookham Common has been identified as missing woman Aleksandra Miklas.

Officers were called to the area on Friday following a report of a possible sighting.

Following a search, a body was found in a wooded area.

The death isn’t being treated as suspicious.

Mrs Miklas, who’s Polish but was living in Little Bookham, was reported missing last Thursday
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Hazard considering move to Chelsea
Lille midfielder Eden Hazard says he's considering a transfer to European champions Chelsea.

The Belgium international was believed to be on the verge of a move to Manchester, with both United and City interested in signing him.

Lille's sporting director, Frederic Paquet, says the 21-year-old will leave the club soon, but he has no idea where he will end up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm  

A Royal visit to Chelsea Flower Show
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be among the first to see the exhibits at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Held in the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital it will be open to the public tomorrow.

Some 157,000 visitors are expected to attend the event in the first week
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Man missing in Barnes
Police are appealing for help in tracing a man missing from his home in Barnes.

47 year old Turlough Ian White was last seen 2 and a half weeks ago.

He’s white, medium/stocky build and approximately 5 foot 9.

He has short light brown receding hair and a mole on the left side of his neck below his ear.

He’s believed to be wearing a dark blue anorak and blue jeans.

Police and his family are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Man dies in crash in Tooting
A man in his 70’s has died after being involved in a collision with a lorry in Tooting.

It happened on Friday morning on Mitcham Road.

The driver stopped at the scene and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Wilkins pleads not guilty to drink driving
Former Chelsea player and coach Ray Wilkins has pleaded not guilty to drink driving.

He was charged after being arrested near his home in Cobham earlier this month.

Wilkins, who won 84 caps for England, is due to face trial in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Body of man found in the Thames
The body of a man believed to be that of missing New Malden resident Martin Ratner, has been found in the Thames at Wapping.

The 67 year old walked out of his home in Coombe on Tuesday May 8th.

Police are still working to establish a cause of death.

The discovery was made by police on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Auction for RFU Injured Players at Twickenham
The England Rugby Union team will be taking to the field at Twickenham next Sunday.

It's their first outing since Stuart Lancaster was named England Head Coach.

They face the Barbarians, a team of invited players from different clubs around the world.

The RFU Injured Players Foundation are hoping the game will raise some much-needed funds.

5 pairs of tickets to the Pitch View Suite are up for auction. Other extras are thrown in for the highest bidders, including signed merchandise and tickets for the post match reception.

The aution closes on 22nd May.

To place a bid and for more information go to the RFU Injured Players Foundation website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

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