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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Met Police issues picture of shooting victim

The Met’s issued a picture of a victim following a murder in West Ealing.

It happened on Wednesday when there were reports of shots fired at Glenpark Court in Felix Road W13.

32 year old Dothan Gordon was found dead at the scene – his 28 year old partner was taken to hospital – she’s stable.

The image can be seen at bureau/Bur21/mdr43-12Gordon.jpg
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Private ambulance in collision in Staines
There’s been a collision involving a private ambulance in Staines on the A30.

It happened on the eastbound carriageway which is now blocked.

A car was also involved near junction 13 of the M25 at the Crooked Billet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Rolling road block on A 3
There’s been a rolling road block on the A3 Southbound at Wisley – police are said to be stopping cars.

Motorists are warned to expect delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

Oxshott collision
There’s been a collision between a car and a bike on Sandy Lane in Oxshott.

It happened at the junction with Warren Lane and the road has been blocked in both directions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Kingston collision
3 cars have been involved in a collision in Kingston near the University.

It happened in Penrhyn Road.

The road is not blocked but there may be delays as one of the drivers is said to be waiting for his car to be removed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Housing Development
London Irish Rugby Club will go ahead with plans to develop a housing estate, along with a Rugby Centre of Excellence.

Planning permission has been given for 206 homes including 60 for sheltered accommodation and 40 for so called affordable homes, at the site in The Avenue in Sunbury.

The club has been told that it must build the Centre of Excellence first before work on the housing estate begins. The community must also be allowed to use the facilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Friday, 22 June 2012

McLaren slow in Valencia practice 2
Current world champion Sebastian Vettel has finished fastest in second practice at the the F1 European Grand Prix in Valencia.

The Red Bull driver finished ahead of Force India's Niko Hulkenberg in second, and Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi in third.

It wasn't a great session for the Woking based McLaren team - Jenson Button was 12th, with Lewis Hamilton 14th.

It was a better afternoon for fellow Brit Paul Di Resta though - he was an impressive sixth in his Force India.

Qualifying for Sunday's race takes place tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Women's draw Wimbledon
The women's draw for next week's Wimbledon tennis Championships has been made.

Number one seed Maria Sharapova has a first round meeting with Australian Anastasia Rodionova.

Britain's Laura Robson faces a tough test as she takes on 2010 French Open winner Francesca Schiavone.

National number one Elena Baltacha goes against Karin Knapp.

Heather Watson faces Iveta Benesova and Anne Keothavong plays Spaniard Laura Pous-Tio.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Police close investigation in Sutton
Police in Sutton investigating a suspected assault have found it to be not to be suspicious.

A 70-year-old man was found unconscious inside his flat in Benhill Avenue earlier this month.

The man’s now in a stable condition in hospital.

No further action will be taken against a 28-year-old man and 30-year-old woman who were arrested at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Police in Kingston investigate fresh leads
Police investigating an attempted kidnapping in Kingston have fresh new leads to focus on.

It’s thanks to a recent appeal on Crimewatch.

The victim a 23-year old woman was walking home after a night out in Clapham last August.

Whilst she was walking down Orchard Road when she was approached by a suspect driving a black coloured vehicle - believed to be a Range Rover.

He tried to make conversation and gradually became persistent in offering to give her a lift home which she declined.

The suspect then got out of the vehicle and approached the victim,
grabbing her and attempting to force her into his car.

The victim managed to set herself free and ran away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Landmark ruling on custody photos
A police decision to retain photographs of two suspects who were never charged has been declared a breach of human rights.

In a landmark case two judges ruled as "unlawful" the Metropolitan Police policy on custody photographs.

The policy is based on the home secretary's code of practice on the management of police information and related guidance.

In one case a 60-year-woman from Chelsea was arrested on suspicion of assault and had DNA samples, fingerprints and photographs taken.

The CPS decided not to charge her but the Met refused the "distressed" woman's request to destroy her records.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Mens draw - Wimbledon
The draw for the first round of next week's Wimbledon tennis Championships has taken place.

British number one Andy Murray opens against Russian Nikolay Davydenko.

Novak Djokovic will start the defence of his title against Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Six-time winner Roger Federer meets Albert Ramos.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Man jailed for drug offences
A man from North London's been jailed for 3 and a half years for trying to smuggle around three hundred and seventy thousand pounds worth of cocaine by hiding it inside his wheelchair.

29 year old Daniel Roque Hall was stopped by Border Force officers at Heathrow who found almost 3 kilos of the class A drug in the seat.

Pete Avery from the UK Border Force says the find wasn't surprising as officers are trained to “expect the unexpected”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Plans for Springfield hospital site approved
Councillors in Wandsworth are disappointed at a decision by a Whitehall planning inspector to recommend the redevelopment of the Springfield Hospital site.

He’s backed an appeal submitted by the hospital trust.

The decision means that hospital chiefs can now proceed with their plans to build a new psychiatric hospital on the 33 hectare site in Tooting.

It will also have more than 800 homes, a care home for the elderly, a school, plus office and retail accommodation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Police confirm body is missing Thornton Heath man
A body recovered from the River Thames in central London has been identified as a missing man from Thornton Heath.

74 year old Harry Bhageerutty hadn’t been seen or spoken to for 10 days.

He worked as a tailor in Saville Row.

Police continue to make enquiries to establish his movements prior to his death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

McLaren 4th and 8th in practice
Pastor Maldonado has set the pace in the first practice session for Sunday's European F1 Grand Prix.

The Williams driver was fastest in Valencia, ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

McLaren’s Jenson Button was fourth, with his Woking team-mate Lewis Hamilton back in eighth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Ex-England cricketer signs up to Strictly Come Dancing
Ex-England cricketer Michael Vaughan has signed up to Strictly Come Dancing.

The Ashes winning skipper is the first to sign up for the next series - which will also see Darcey Bussell replace Alesha Dixon on the panel.

Vaughan follows other England cricket stars Darren Gough and Surrey’s Mark Ramprakash onto the dance floor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Londoners spend an average of 66 hours in traffic
London’s commuter belt is the most congested area in the UK.

The news comes as it is revealed only three European countries have worse rush hour traffic than us.

Drivers in Belgium topped the list last year spending 55 hours stuck in jams. Holland and Italy were next.

Londoners stuck in the commuter belt spend an average of 66 hours in traffic. Manchester was next up at 45 hours.

The figures have been compiled by media traffic supplier INRIX.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Parent from Kingston makes 'POP UP' zebra crossin
A parent in Kingston has made a ‘POP UP’ zebra crossing out of drainpipes, party balloons and lino.

Yannick Read turned inventor after requests for a proper crossing were turned down by Kingston Council.
The device, which takes less than a minute to set up, was created in his garage.

He told the Evening Standard although his tongue-in-cheek version is “almost certainly highly illegal” the issue behind it is deadly serious.

He said he was “incensed” when Kingston Council said there was no need for a crossing outside Alexandra Infant and St Paul’s C of E Junior School.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Surrey libraries have undergone a digital revolution
Libraries in Surrey have undergone a digital revolution.

The County Council have introduced a free online app that allows people to reserve, renew and browse for items at home or on the move.

Free Wi-Fi has also been installed in every branch.

Councillor Helyn Clack says it’s vital they adapt to keep up with change, or risk becoming extinct.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Police investigate an armed robbery in Battersea
Police are investigating an armed robbery in Battersea.

Officers were called on Monday afternoon to a pawnbrokers in Northcote Road.

At this early stage it’s believed two men entered the shop and
threatened customers and staff with a firearm.

They made off with a quantity of cash, leaving the scene in a car, believed to be a black Audi.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

New parking rules across Southfields
Changes to parking rules across Southfields come into effect today.

It’s to coincide with day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

For the duration of the tournament all the area's existing parking zones will be combined to form one single tennis event zone .

It will also include some streets in the area that do not have existing parking controls.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Police trying to trace a man in Woking
Police in Woking are trying to trace a man who committed an indecent act on a canal bridge as a group of young girls passed by.

It happened on the bridge at Bridge Barn Lane 2 weeks ago.

The suspect is an Asian man, aged between 35 and 40, about 5ft 8” and of a skinny build.

He had black, brushed back hair and round glasses and was wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms and a blue hooded jumper.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Cargo handlers at Heathrow are going on strike
Cargo handlers at Heathrow will walk out for two days from next Wednesday.

275 of the airports handlers will strike in a row over pay rates.

Flights handled by Singapore and Korean airlines are thought to be the worst affected.

Passenger flights will also be hit hard as there will be delays loading luggage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Patients affected by doctors strike
Hundreds of patients across Surrey have been affected by doctors striking.

Disputes over pensions are thought to have disrupted 105 routine appointments at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.

The NHS says that 40 out of 500 doctors were taking action at the two sites.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said the strike penalised patients.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Big Breeze Ride in Richmond
Women across Britain are being urged to get on the bikes this weekend.

It’s the Big Breeze Ride – an opportunity to get girls cycling.

According to British Cycling, just one in fifty women get a on a bike once a week.

Councillor Katharine Harbounre is championing cycling in Richmond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Ealing police issue CCTV footage of a woman who stole a phone
Police in Ealing have released CCTV footage of a woman stealing a mobile phone in Boots in the Ealing Broadway Centre.

The theft happened on Wednesday the 23rd of May when a shopper let her phone on the counter by accident.

But when she returned the phone had gone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Man killed in Ealing
A 32 year old man has been shot dead in Ealing.

The incident happened earlier this afternoon in Felix Road.

We're told a woman has been taken to the West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth with serious injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Seedings for Wimbledon tennis are out
The seedings for this year's Wimbledon are out.

As expected British tennis' number one Andy Murray is 4th behind number one seed Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Maria Sharapova is the top ranked women's player.

The full draw is made on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Charity reminds dog owners to use identification on their pets
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is reminding dog owners across the UK to ensure their pets have adequate identification.

The charity says it expects to see a rise in the number of stray dogs during England’s quarter-final game against Italy on Sunday.

During the last World Cup in 2010 Battersea saw a 70 per cent increase in the number of stray dogs it took in.

In the 24 hours following England’s quarter-final defeat to Germany, the charity took in 19 strays, almost 60 per cent above the Home’s average daily intake.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Parking tickets wrongly issued in Hounslow
Over 200 parking tickets in Hounslow were wrongly issued to people who had made RingGo payments.

Residents and visitors frequently use the cashless facility throughout the UK-where they pay for parking by mobile phone.

But one councillor believes the figure could be more than double the stated number and has queried the statistics.

Councillor Ed Mayne claims- after they were given incorrectly, traffic wardens failed to follow the correct procedure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Manhunt in Sunbury
Police are appealing for help to track down a man from Sunbury, wanted for recall to prison.

37 year old Nathan Smithers breached conditions of his Home Detention Curfew licence earlier this month.

He was convicted in January for theft from a motor vehicle – and has links to Ashford and Stanwell.

He’s white, medium build around 5 foot 9 and has dark brown hair.
Anyone who sees him is urged not to approach him but contact police immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Surrey County Coucil encourage people to waste less food
Every day in Surrey, people throw out enough bread to fill a double decker bus.

Enough salad will be binned this summer to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool.

All of this waste costs the taxpayers in the county alone 6.7 million pounds.

These statistics are part of Surrey County Council’s ‘Love Food Surrey campaign’ which encourages people to waste less food.

By shopping smarter and re-using leftovers- the average family could save up to 50 pounds on their monthly shopping bill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Ice cream vendor cools down M25 drivers after standstill
There’s always an opportunity to make a fast buck. That’s the motto of one ice cream vendor stuck on the M25 yesterday evening.

After coming to a standstill between Wisley and Chertsey – the man in question began selling cold treats from his van.

The drivers all managed to keep their cool stepping out of their cars and purchasing ice creams while the accident was cleared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

New towpath in the borough of Richmond
A new towpath between Mortlake and Barnes Bridge has been improved.

Thanks to a 30 thousand pound grant, Richmond Council was able to upgrade it to a granite surface.

This should help prevent large puddles forming after high tides and rainfall-encouraging people to use it regularly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Ticket touts at Wimbledon tennis have little chance of cashing in
Ticket touts hoping to make a quick buck at the Wimbledon tennis championships are being told they have little chance of cashing in.

New special measures are being deployed including introducing a special two week dispersal zone.

It applies to the area around the All England Club and police have already written to known touts warning them to steer clear of the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Jewellery stolen in Chertsey last week
Police are appealing for information after jewellery was stolen during a burglary in Chertsey last week.

It took place in Little Green last Tuesday.

Burglars entered the property by forcing open a downstairs window.

But members of the public have recovered several pieces of jewellery close to the victims address.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

'4am' confusion in a Laleham pub
A pub in Laleham got a surprise when 2 policemen, a licensing officer and council official walked through their doors earlier this month.

They’d come to query about an advert they saw:

Live music from ‘4am’

Staff explained that it was a name of a band performing- not that there would be music from 4 in the morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Police recover a rifle in Thornton Heath
Police have recovered what’s believed to be an AK47 rifle from a house in Thornton Heath after it was discovered under floorboards.

Police were called yesterday by a man who, whilst carrying out renovations to his home in Warwick Road discovered the firearm.

It’s now been sent for forensic analysis in order to establish if it’s genuine and enquiries are underway to find the owner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Two men guilty of trespass at Heathrow
Two men have been given suspended sentences after pleading guilty to trespassing at Heathrow airport.

30 year old Andrew Mason and 46 year old Anthony Ashby were given six week sentences, suspended for 6 months.

They’ve also been given a 3-month curfew and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court next month for an ASBO hearing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Warning for Wimbledon ticket touts
Ticket touts hoping to make a quick buck at the Wimbledon tennis championships are being told they have little chance of cashing in.

New special measures are being deployed including introducing a special two week dispersal zone.

It applies to the area around the All England Club and police have already written to known touts warning them to steer clear of the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Fire investigation in Fulham
Initial investigations into a fire in Fulham yesterday morning are pointing towards a magnifying glass.

A 22 year old woman was asleep in her bedroom when she was woken by smoke.

It’s believed the mirror was left next to the window, reflecting the sun onto the curtains, causing them to catch fire.

The blaze was contained to the bedroom and all four occupants evacuated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

'4am' causes confusion in Laleham
A band’s name has caused confusion in Laleham.

The Feathers pub advertised live music from ‘4am’.

Two licencing officers and two police officers visited the pub the day before the gig to try and stop the performance going ahead.

No action was taken when they were told it was the name of the band.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Tributes to Tom Maynard
The family of Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard say they’re ‘grateful for all the kind messages of sympathy’ since his death yesterday.

The 23 year old was killed by a London Underground train near Wimbledon Park station.

In a statement the family say the news has come as a ‘devastating blow’ and have asked to be able to grieve in private.

Tributes have been paid at England’s one-day match with the West Indies today – with a minutes silence and both sides wearing black armbands.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Monday, 18 June 2012

School pays tribute to former pupil, Cricketer Tom Maynard
The 23 year old died just after 5am, after being hit by a District Line tube train near Wimbledon Park.

Millfield is saddened by news of the death of former pupil Tom Maynard, professional cricketer for Surrey, at just 23.

Tom attended Millfield from 2002-2007, impressing with his displays for the school's first XI.

After school he joined Glamorgan County Cricket Club before moving to Surrey in 2011.

A promising young batsmen, Tom toured Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with the England Lions earlier this year.

Our thoughts are with Tom's family, friends and colleagues, and also with the teachers and coaches at the school who remember Tom.

Tom's timeline to success;

Born in Cardiff, Maynard attended Millfield School and made his way up the ranks with Glamorgan, starting in the county's Under-17s side at the age of 15.

By the time he was 16, he had reached the Glamorgan 2nd XI. He made his debut for the Glamorgan First XI on 10 June 2007, playing in a Friends Provident Trophy match against the Gloucestershire Gladiators at Colwyn Bay.

He hit 71 runs off 75 balls, including seven fours and three sixes. Maynard's Twenty20 Cup debut soon followed, as he played in Glamorgan's three-run defeat to the Warwickshire Bears on 24 June 2007

Tom signed for Surrey from Glamorgan in January 2011.

Capable of hitting boundaries all around the wicket and particularly dangerous in the One Day game, Maynard enjoyed an exceptional first season at Surrey and was rewarded with selection in the England Performance squad.

As well as breaking 1,000 first-class runs in a season for the first time, Maynard also scored heavily in the CB40 and FLt20 – not missing a single game throughout the campaign.

Earlier this year he was selected to play for the Sylhet Royals in the inaugural BPL T20 competition, where he hoped, providing he was available he would return next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm  

Arson in Wallington
A woman in Wallington has pleaded guilty to arson.

35-year-old Karen Queen went to bed with the gas cooker switched on and caused a huge explosion when she woke up and lit a cigarette.

The force of the blast in Morton Close blew out the back wall of the flat into the garden.

It caused 50 thousand pounds worth of damage and Queen received extensive burns.

Fire examiners say the explosion on the top floor of the three-storey block could have endangered anyone who may have been in the garden at the time.

She’s been released on bail and will be sentenced next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Police trying to contact two men in connection with last summer's Ealing disorder
Police have re-released CCTV images of two men they’re trying to contact in connection with last summer’s disorder in Ealing.

On August 8 last year a local shop was broken into and set on fire.

The premises sustained substantial damage and four residential flats above were destroyed.

Police say they’ve also recently obtained images of another man they would like to speak to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Memorial service to be held in Staines today
A memorial service is to be held today to remember the 118 people who lost their lives when a plane crashed in Staines 40 years ago.

Flight BE548 crashed shortly after taking off from Heathrow airport on its way to Brussels.

It was the worst air disaster in Britain until Lockerbie in 1988.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Plans to merge BMI with British Airways
Talks are to be held at Heathrow airport today over plans to merge BMI with British Airways.

The GMB union say they fear large scale redundancies at airports including Heathrow, Edinburgh and Belfast.

They say if BA goes ahead with the redundancy plans they will ballot staff for industrial action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Surrey County Council's leader signs new pledge
Surrey County Council’s leader has signed a new business pledge

David Hodge has signed a deal to work with the Institute of Directors to boost business in the county.

The two organisations also set out a commitment to seek apprenticeship places for young people close to their home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses after serious collision near Wisley
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious injury collision on the M25 near Wisley.

Officers were called yesterday afternoon to a two vehicle collision on the clockwise carriageway involving a military truck and a silver BMW car.

As a result of the initial collision the BMW further collided with the central reservation.

The driver suffered a serious head injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Next season football fixtures
The football fixtures are out for next season.

Among the opening day highlights, Southampton will return to the Premier League with a visit to defending champions Manchester City.

European champions Chelsea travel to Wigan, Fulham host Norwich and QPR welcome Swansea City to Loftus Road.

In the Championship Crystal Palace begin their campaign with a home tie against Watford.

Brentford travel to Bury in League One – while AFC Wimbledon take on Chesterfield at Kingsmeadow in League Two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Police investigate allegations of line judge injury at the tennis
Police are investigating allegations of assault by tennis player David Nalbandian.

It's after a line judged was injured during the Queen's Club Championship final in Kensington yesterday.

The Argentine was disqualified after he kicked an advertising board which injured an official during the second set against Marin Cilic.

He later apologised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

McLaren boss says this year's title race is very close
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh says he believes this year's title race is so close that every single point a driver scores could be crucial.

After seven races, only three points cover the top three drivers with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton leading.

The Woking team’s boss says in the past there was an emphasis on big results but this year it seems that minor points placings could provide a decisive edge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

London companies say they can cope during the Olympics
Around 80% of companies in London report they are confident their businesses will be able to cope with any travel disruption posed by the Olympics.

Of the 100 companies surveyed almost have has asked staff to change their working hours and 40% are encouraging employees to re-route their journeys.

Transport for London says businesses need to make plans now.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Sutton to keep free pest contol services
Sutton Council has voted to keep free pest control in the borough.

Last week, Councillors discussed plans to end the service - saving a possible thirty-six thousand pounds from the budget.

But in the end they thought it was important to keep it in order to support families who may not be able to afford pest treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Feltham resident to take part in Olympic Torch Relay
A Feltham resident has been picked to take part in the Olympic Torch Relay.

Later this month, Kurtis Dodge will carry his flame over 300 meter's in Yorkshire.

All of his charity proceedings raised, will be going to the Tadworth Children's Trust.

He tells us it's a massive honour to have been chosen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm  

Police officers surprise after a routine stop on Putney Bridge
Two police officers got the surprise of their lives after stopping a biker on Putney Bridge.

Traffic officers were carrying out routine stops after dark when they realised the person they’d pulled over was actually Prince Harry.

Details of the incident, that is believed to have happened around six months ago, have only just emerged.

It’s reported the third in line to the throne had a female passenger with him, and his bodyguards were quick to point out he’d done nothing wrong.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Greek conservative leader starts coalition talks
Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras will start coalition talks this afternoon after coming first in national elections.

It follows weeks of uncertainty over the debt-crippled country’s future in the Eurozone.

But while some people in Athens are happy others are not so sure about their future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

Surrey Police promote 'Gold Standard'
Surrey Police are encouraging jewellery traders to sign up to a newly launched “Gold Standard”.

It’s a national voluntary code of conduct that aims to prevent selling precious metals in quick anonymous sales.

The scheme promotes the principle of the ‘responsible trader’ and provides both retailers and customers with greater security.

It will reduce the risk of traders inadvertently becoming handlers of stolen property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Surrey cricketer dies
Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard has died.

The club has confirmed he was hit by a District Line train on the London Underground in the early hours.

The 23-year-old batsman turned out for the side at last night's Twenty20 contest with Kent.

He was widely tipped to play for England after turning out for England Lions last winter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

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