John Terry has been found not guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.
The Chelsea and England footballer has spent the week on trial accused of hurling a racist insult at the QPR player during a match last year.
There were loud cheers from the public gallery when the chief magistrate announced his verdict.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
London Welsh start season against the Tigers
The fixtures are out for the new rugby union Premiership season.
Newcomers London Welsh will begin against Leicester on September 2nd.
A day before, the traditional Twickenham double header will see defending champions Harlequins face Wasps, while London Irish will take on Saracens.
The dates and kick-off times have thus far been confirmed for the first 8 rounds of games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
Health Lottery funding helps 5 South West London groups
5 groups from South West London have been awarded funding, using money raised through the Health Lottery.
Projects awarded funding include Croydon People First and the Women’s Empowerment Project in Sutton.
Money will be used to help support parents with babies and those with learning difficulties who face health problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
QPR release midfielder
QPR have received some bad news as they head of on their pre-season tour of Asia.
Midfielder Akos Buzsacky has failed to agree terms on a new contract at Loftus Road, and has been released.
The Hungarian international joined the Hoops from Plymouth Argyle in 2008.
In a statement the club wished Buzsacky all the best for the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
42 miles of roadside barriers will be used for the Surrey cycle races
Surrey will create the largest Olympic venue of the Games from scratch this summer.
545 roads will need to be closed to stage the road cycling races.
It will feature 42 miles of roadside barriers – enough to lap the running track of the Olympic stadium 170 times. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
Four people taken to hospital following fire in Isleworth
Four people, including a child have been taken to hospital following a fire at a petrol station in Isleworth.
A petrol pump and two cars were destroyed by the blaze on Great West Road last night.
It’s thought they were suffering from shock and minor injuries.
Firefighters managed to prevent the fire from spreading to the rest of the petrol station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
Kingston 'wheel' sculpture to be unveiled later today
There is under 2 hours to go until Kingston's wheel sculpture is unveiled in the Market Place.
The 205 decorated wheels will represent the 205 countries competing in the Olympics.
Children, community groups and businesses from the borough all took part in the making of it. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
M4 has now reopened between Junction two and three
The M4 has now reopened between Junction two and three following emergency repair work on a viaduct.
It will be a key link road for Olympic athletes arriving into Heathrow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
Hammersmith climber named amongst avalanche deaths
The mountaineering world has led tributes to one of the UK’s most respected climbers killed alongside two other Britons in an avalanche.
Roger Payne, originally from Hammersmith, was among nine people who lost their lives after being hit by a massive wall of snow in the French Alps.
Reporter Robert Nisbet is in Chamonix and says the mood there is grim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am
Merton residents are being asked for their opinions about a redevelopment project
Merton Council is asking residents to have their say about the future look of the Rainbow Industrial Estate in Raynes Park.
Landowner, Workspace Group, wants to hear what people think about their ideas for the redevelopment of the site.
Residents and business’s have until the 25th of July to send their views and comments for consideration. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am
Wandsworth Council has launched a free app
Wandsworth council has launched a free iPhone app to help Battersea businesses bounce back from last summers riots.
The new “at the junction” app gives residents and visitors a definitive guide to Clapham and the surrounding area.
It contains an interactive map, directory, places to eat and drink, community news, events and exclusive offers.
Local businesses can have a free listing in the app.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am
Man arrested in Croydon in connection with a murder inquiry
Another man’s been arrested as part of a murder inquiry in Croydon.
The 32 year old was detained this morning in Croydon.
26 year old Trevor Ellis died from gunshot wounds in Duppas Hill Road last August.
9 others have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Police will not charge Harlequins' player
Harlequins’ scrum-half Danny Care will not be charged in relation to an alleged sexual assault back in March.
On receiving the news from the Crown Prosecution Service, the Twickenham-based Rugby Union player is said to be ‘relieved and happy’ that ‘the process is now finished’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm
Surrey Police suspend privatisation
Surrey Police have voted to suspend the plans to privatise various roles in the police force today.
It’s after security firm G4S failed to get enough staff for the London 2012 Olympics.
Surrey and the West Midlands forces had drawn up a shortlist of six groups that were bidding to take over some functions including G4S.
UNISON have welcomed the move, and urged other police forces to follow suit. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
Trust fund set up in cricketer Tom Maynard's memory
The family of Tom Maynard have given the go-ahead for setting up a trust fund in his memory.
The 23-year-old Surrey cricketer was hit by a London Underground train in Wimbledon last month.
The Trust will initially help the development of aspiring disadvantaged cricketers. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm
Lollipop ladies and men a thing of the past in Wandsworth?
Wandsworth Council has decided to end school crossing patrols, putting the jobs of lollipop ladies and men in danger.
The Tory-controlled authority says it'll save £200,000 a year, with the council needing to make 70 million pounds worth of savings in 4 years.
The GMB union has condemned the move, accusing the council of threatening the safety of children.
The council denied that it was cancelling the service all together, pointing out teachers and volunteers could take up the role.
They also deny that they are putting children's safety at risk, arguing that primary school children walk with their parents or carers.
Bomb Squad called to Thames Ditton yesterday
Residents in Thames Ditton experienced some drama yesterday when the bomb squad arrived.
Surrey Police say the squad was called after calls were received from the public about a suspicious device having been found at a residential address.
It turned out to be a hand grenade on which the Bomb Squad later carried out a controlled explosion on nearby land owned by a local golf course.
No-one was injured during the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am
Ealing Terroism suspects have had their periods of detention suspended
A group of three men who were arrested in Ealing last week on suspicion of terrorism offences have had their periods of detention extended by Westminster Magistrates Court.
Although the Met Police have not disclosed where exactly the men were arrested, Scotland Yard has said that the operation has nothing to do with the Olympics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
A Woking band is to be celebrated this afternoon
Woking band The Jam is being celebrated this afternoon.
A sculpture in their honour is being unveiled in the town centre at three o’clock.
Rick Butler, the bands drummer will reveal the statue.
It’s been commissioned by Barrett Homes as part of the £250m redevelopment of Woking town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am
Crash in Tolworth
There was a big crash on the A3 this morning.
Emergency services were called out just after seven fifteen to an incident involving at least 4 vehicles.
It happened on the south bound side just after the Tolworth underpass.
All 3 lanes were closed but have now re-opened.
Fire, police and ambulances were all at the scene and cutting equipment was used to get into a car.
One person has been injured as is now in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Crackdown continues on bike theft in Sutton
Sutton police are continuing their crackdown on bike theft.
The Safer Transport Team have security-marked more than one hundred bikes for free.
A police spokesman said they are also continuing to use a range of tactics to combat the stealing of bicycles.
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