Police make 3 more arrests towards Operation Elvedon
Police yesterday made three more arrests in connection with allegations of making illegal payments to public officials.
Among them is a journalist who was held at an address in Croydon.
A former prison officer and a woman were arrested in Northamptonshire.
All three have been bailed.
33 people have now been arrested in Operation Elveden.
Scotland Yard said the arrests were made after receiving information from News Corporations Management Standards Committee. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Richmond Park MP tells Cameron not to back down over Heathrow airport
Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith has urged David Cameron not to bow to pressure and do a U-turn on Heathrow.
On Wednesday the Prime Minister refused to rule out reconsidering expansion of the airport after the next election.
An increasing number of back bench Tory MP’s argue that a bigger Heathrow is needed to significantly improve Britain’s connections to China and other new markets. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
Savings scheme for Surrey children in care
Surrey County Council’s Children’s Minister has urged other local authorities to follow their lead by launching a savings scheme for children in care.
Minister Tim Loughton said the idea was “very innovative.”
Under the scheme cash young people pay into a savings account is doubled by the council. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm
Friends Life T20 cricket competition
Surrey made it two wins from two starts in the Friends Life T20 cricket competition yesterday, following their 28-run win over Middlesex at Lords.
Scores: Surrey 149 for 4.
Middlesex 99 for 8.
Surrey won on the Duckworth Lewis Method. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
Mole Valley council puts in place precautions for heavy rain
Mole Valley council has delivered sandbags to residents living near the River Mole – as a precaution.
It’s as further heavy rain has been forecast for the weekend.
The Environment Agency says up to 20mm of rain could fall across the region today and into the weekend.
The Met Office says further downpours could lead to surface water issues and localised flooding. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm
New image of a 2012 hopeful has been painted in Isleworth
From today millions of passengers flying into Heathrow will be able to see a giant image of a 2012 heptathlon hopeful alongside the words 'Welcome to our turf.
The image of Jessica Ennis has been painted on to Thornbury Playing Fields in Isleworth about three miles from Heathrow Airport.
The creation needed over 600 litres of red, white and blue weatherproof paint and it took two days for the painters to complete.
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