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Friday, 31 August 2012

Elmbridge Choir sing to 'Get Kids Going'

The Paralympics got underway in London this week.

This sporting event has already inspired people to go out and make the most of their talents.

Musician Judith Kelly and song-writer Katy Haymer joined forces to write a song using the ideals of the Paralympics.

'Light The Flame' has Andy Abraham on lead vocals with Katy Haymer on support and Elmbridge Choir singing backing vocals.

Any money raised will be directed to 'Get Kids Going' - a charity helping disabled youngsters to get into sport.

Kingston's Jack Binstead is one such athlete who will benefit from the support of 'Get Kids Going'.

He joined Judith and Katy in the Radio Jackie studio:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Stab Death Update
Tributes have been paid to a have a go hero stabbed to
death as he tried to stop a burglar.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council worker Piotr Mikewicz was attacked on Wednesday at a lawyer's house in Shepherds Bush.

Six have been arrested in connection with the 40 year old’s death - including a 30 year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder.

The flag at Hammersmith Town Hall is being flown at half mast.

Richard Cassell, who owned the house where the attack took place, says he’s devastated and Piotr was a part of the neighbourhood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

Former legal advisor released on bail
Former News International legal advisor Tom Crone has been released on bail following his arrest in connection with alleged phone hacking.

The 60 year old was picked up at his home in Wimbledon early yesterday.

He was questioned for a number of hours before being bailed until October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Sutton's David Weir in action later
Great Britain are off the mark at the London Paralympic Games.

Two gold medals were won yesterday.

Cyclist Sarah Storey got GB's first - which was followed by swimmer Jonathan Fox later in the evening.

Hannah Cockroft is perhaps the highlight of the day as the athletics programme gets started.

The double world champion goes in the T34 100-metres.

David Weir is also in action in the T54 5-thousand metres.

In the velodrome, swimmer-turned-cyclist Jody Cundy goes up against compatriot Jon Allan Butterworth in the C4 and 5 1-kilometre time trial.

GB's 5-a-side football team get their campaign going against Spain.

And in the pool, brothers Sam and Oliver Hynd go head to head in the S8 400-metres freestyle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Transfer deadline approaches
A number of deals are getting closer to being completed on the final day of the transfer window.

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is poised to finalise his move to Fulham.

Joey Barton has completed his medical at Marseille but QPR say the paperwork is yet to be done.

Italian side Juventus say the expect to complete the signing of Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner, who has been on-loan at Sunderland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Street cleaner dies after stabbing
Police are continuing to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder after a street cleaner was stabbed trying to stop a burglar making a getaway.

The eastern European man died in hospital after the attack on Wednesday afternoon in Rylett Road in Hammersmith.

Another five people are being held on suspicion of assisting an offender.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

South West London tops table of parking enforcement officers
There are claims that councils across the country are increasing the number of traffic wardens in order to rake in millions of pounds from motorists.

Councils in South West London appear to prolific according to figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request.

Those councils appearing in the top ten for the number of parking enforcement officers include the London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Ealing Council.

Topping the list with the most parking enforcement officers in the country – is the City of Westminster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am  

Valuable coins stolen in Woking

Surrey Police are appealing to people in the coin trade for information after a collection of 1-thousand commemorative British coins were stolen from a house in Woking last Friday.

Burglars took the limited edition coins from a property in Goldsworth Park.

The collection valued at around 50-thousand pounds, included Royal Mint coins marking anniversaries such as the Battle of Britain and Prince Charles’ 60th birthday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 am  

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Paralympics start with a 'Big Bang'
Day 1 of the Paralympics has seen success for Team GB.

Medals have been won in swimming, cycling, judo and powerlifting. Chertsey-born Paralympian Hannah Russell proving she is one of the greats.

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne looks at the first day of the Games:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm  

Have a summer clearout and recycle in Richmond
With September fast approaching, Richmond Council is encouraging people to consider a late summer wardrobe clearout and take unwanted items to one of several new textile recycling banks around the borough.

Since July, European Recycling Company (ERC) is the Council’s new contractor for textiles recycling, providing textile and shoe banks at 31 recycling sites across the borough. With the launch of the new banks, Richmond Council aims to emphasise the need to reuse or recycle unwanted garments and reduce the one billion garments thrown away every year in the UK.

The textile banks can accept clean clothing, paired footwear, hats, scarves, gloves, bed linen, sheets, pillow cases, handbags, towels, belts and stuffed toys. The banks are in the following locations across Richmond upon Thames:

Black Horse Public House, Queens Road, Richmond, TW9 1XF

Bush Road, Kew, TW9 3AH

Cambrian Centre, Cambrian Road, Richmond, TW10 6SP

Castelnau Library, Barnes, SW13 9RT

Cedar Road car park, Cedar Road, Teddington, TW11 9AN

Hampton Hill Junior School, St James Avenue, Hampton Hill, TW12 1QU

Hampton Library, Rosehill, TW12 2AB

Hampton Road (junction Sixth Cross Road), Twickenham, TW2 5NJ

Heathfield Library, Percy Road, Twickenham, TW2 6JL

High Street (opposite Holly Road), Hampton, TW12 1NH

Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BH

Holly Road car park, Twickenham, TW1 4HF

John Dee House, Mortlake High Street, East Sheen, SW14 7ET

Normansfield Avenue, Teddington, TW11 9RP

Old Deer Park car park, Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2RA

Princes Road (junction Stanley Road), Teddington, TW10 6DQ

Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 9SA

Richmond Adult Community College, Clifden Road, Twickenham, TW1 4LT

Richmond College, Craneford Way, Twickenham, TW2 7SJ.

Richmond Road (opposite Morley Road), Twickenham TW1 2EF

Sheen Lane Centre, East Sheen, SW14 8LP

South Worple Way, Mortlake SW14 8ST

Station Approach, Kew, TW9 3QB

Taylor Close car park, Hampton Hill, TW12 1NW

Tesco’s, 22 – 28 Broad Street, Teddington, TW11 0HN

Twickenham Green, First Cross Road, Twickenham, TW2 5QD

Woodville Road (Ham Day Centre), Ham, TW10 7NT

Sainsbury’s, Tangley Park Road, Hampton, TW12 3RN

Townmead Road Reuse and Recycling Centre, Kew, TW9 4EL

Whitton Library car park, Nelson Road, Whitton, TW2 7BB

Wickes DIY store car park, South Road, Twickenham, TW2 5NT
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Trial continues of care worker
The trial continues today of the woman accused of drugging six dementia patients at the care home in Hayes where she worked.

37 year old Mirela Aionoaei is accused of using un-prescribed anti insomnia pills and anti depressants on patients so she could sleep.

The drugs given in 2010 were so powerful the poisoned patients at Ashwood Care Centre, were relegated to wheelchairs.

Aionoaei has pleaded not guilty to six counts of administering a noxious or poisonous substance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Search intensifies for missing girl
Police are appealing for help to find a teenager who went missing from her home in Hayes.

14 year old Margaret Connors was last seen on Monday when she left home claiming to be attending the Notting Hill Carnival.

She failed to return and was reported missing by her increasingly concerned family.

Margaret is described as white, 5 foot 9 inches tall, of medium build with long dark brown hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing a 'Paul's Boutique' hooded pink jacket, a white tank top, dark blue ripped jeans, blue open toe sandals and carrying a pink handbag.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

Chelsea Ladies in action later
Chelsea Ladies take on Birmingham City Ladies in the FA Women’s Super League later.

Tonight’s match will feature some of the Team GB Olympic players.

Kick off is at 7.30 at Staines Town FC.

Everyone is welcome to turn up and watch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

How has your NHS Trust fared?
Nine of London's NHS trusts are at the bottom of a league table measuring cancer patients' experiences in England.

The survey from Macmillan Cancer Care is based on Department of Health data.

The best rated was Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust in Yorkshire.

Imperial College NHS Trust which looks after Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea and St Mary’s hospitals was worst.

Here outpatients often wait longer than 30 minutes to be seen and have bad access to clinical nurse specialists.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Freddie Fintoff has a new role
A trust set up after an accident in Wimbledon has a new patron.

England cricket hero ‘Freddie’ Flintoff will take on the role at The Tom Maynard Trust to help aspiring disadvantaged cricketers.

The charity was set up after the 23 year old Tom, a Surrey player, died after being hit by a tube train at Wimbledon station in June.

The trust will provide financial help along with training, education, kit and equipment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Man stabbed in Shepherds Bush
A have a go hero has suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a stabbing in Shepherds Bush.

The man, believed to be a street cleaner in his 30’s, was stabbed in the torso in Rylett Road just after 2pm yesterday.

He was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

The suspect is believed to have run from the scene towards Goldhawk Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

Should the Gatwick Express be extended?
The Gatwick Express should stop at Clapham junction.

That’s according to Wandsworth Council’s Travel Choices initiative.

It’s also calling for rail services between London and Gatwick to stop at Balham.

The councillors ideas are part of a response to a consultation on the franchises for Thames Link, Southern and Great Northern railways.

They say it would ease congestion at other stations and create a shortcut to the airport for south Londoners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Have your say on council tax benefit changes before it is too late
People in Reigate and Banstead are being urged to have their say on council tax benefit reforms.

From April, it will be abolished as part of the Government’s changes to the welfare system.

All councils must set up their own schemes to replace it – but Government funding from will only cover 90% of the cost.

Councillors say they must now decide where to find the remaining 10 percent – about £700,000
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Roehampton through the eyes of a Computer
Wandsworth council has come up with an innovative way of getting residents to share their ideas on improving the area.

It has recreated Roehampton Town Centre online, enabling people to take a virtual tour of the streets.

The web initiative will allow internet users to post comments on certain spaces they think need improving.

Others will then be able to see the comments and add their own.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Are we changing our minds about speed cameras?
82% of people across the country now think it is ok for authorities to use speed cameras.

That’s according to findings by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity the Chiswick based IAM.

37% of people in the South East also think it’s acceptable to use them at the side of the road to identify vehicles thought to be speeding.

Only 7% of those questioned in the South East thought it was not acceptable practice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Missing Twickenham Tourist Found

A tourist who went missing in Twickenham has been found safe and well in Southall.

Sixty nine year-old Sundararaj Gnanasigamani was reported missing from the Crane Park area on Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Time to get on your bike again


A cycling event with a difference is coming to Surbiton on the 16th of September.

The very first Seething Trycyclingathon has been created to encourage people to get back on their bikes following the success of the Olympics

There will be three routes, one for the experienced rider, one for families and one vintage ride for cyclists in fancy dress.

Organiser Robin Hutchinson says not many people know that Surbiton has such a rich cycling history.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Merton Train Service Appeal
People in Merton are calling for plans to terminate south London’s Thameslink trains at Blackfriars Station to be scrapped.

The Department for Transport is currently consulting on the new 7-year Thameslink franchise.

Lib Dem campaigners say South West London will lose its direct link to the City, St Pancras International and Luton Airport from the ‘Wimbledon loop’.

Lib Dem councillors from across south west London, including those serving in Sutton and Merton have submitted petitions along with residents’ responses to Transport ministers.

The Department for Transport announced that the consultation would be extended until 14 September "Due to the general high level of interest in this consultation".

The nine stations in Merton that would be affected by this proposal are:

St Helier, Morden South, South Merton, Wimbledon Chase, Wimbledon, Haydons Road, Tooting, Mitcham Junction and Mitcham Eastfields.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Chertsey Paralympian Goes For Gold
Thursday morning will see the first matches of Paralympic table tennis.

The sport was in the very first Paralympic games in 1960, 28 years before its debut at the Olympics.

With 29 medals to be won this year, team GB have the potential to carry on their Gold success.

Olympian Joanna Parker from Chertsey says it's a very diverse sport:







posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Staines Pub Silenced
A pub in Staines has lost its appeal to house live music at the weekends and on bank holidays.

During a 3 day trial, Staines Magistrates Court heard how police had been called to Forest and Ocean in the High Street a number of times.

Incidents included physical violence and noise and environmental health breaches.

Spelthorne Borough Council’s original decision to ban live and recorded music and karaoke at certain times was upheld.

The Council was also awarded costs of over six thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

St Helier Help For Sri Lanka
A collection of hearing aids at St Helier hospital, is now winging its way to hearing impaired children in Sri Lanka.

The old models are to make the 5,000 mile trip to St Joseph’s Deaf School in Ragama.

This is the second such contribution made by St Helier’s patients.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Paralympics open in London 2012
Today is the day of the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games.

London 2012 once again welcomes the best athletes in the world.

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at each of the sports to be featured in these Games.

We have spoken with athletes, coaches and visited local clubs where you can go along and try out your chosen discipline.

If you have missed the podcasts then catch up now:

Paralympics - A look ahead to London 2012 

Paralympics - A focus on Wheelchair Fencing

Paralympics - A focus on Sailing

Paralympics - A focus on Judo and Powerlifting

Paralympics - A focus on Cycling and Equestrian Dressage

Paralympics - A focus on Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball

Paralympics - A focus on Wheelchair Rugby

Paralympics - A focus on Football and Goalball

Paralympics - A focus on Boccia

Paralympics - A focus on Rowing and Swimming

Paralympics - A focus on Wheelchair Tennis and Table Tennis

Paralympics - A focus on Shooting and Archery

Paralympics - A focus on Athletics

Paralympics - A focus on other sports and organisations behind the scenes

Paralympics - A focus on David Weir and Jenny Archer


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Paralympians to stay in Egham for duration of the Games
More than 170 athletes and coaches are staying at Royal Holloway College in Egham ahead of the Paralympic Games.

The Egham campus of the University of London is hosting teams from countries including Brazil, China and Russia.

A Paralympic village has been set up on the campus, with athletes staying in the university's student accommodation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 pm  

Girl sentenced for murder in Battersea
A 16-year-old girl has been detained for a minimum of 10 years after she was found guilty of murdering a teenager with an Afro comb in the street in Battersea.

Rebecca Douglas attacked Julie Sheriff in the head with the comb's metal handle in a row in May last year.

Julie, originally of Sierra Leone, died almost five months later from a brain injury inflicted during the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

Body found in Hayes
Police searching for missing 48 year old Ian Beaver from Hayes have found a body.

The discovery was made last night off Hayes End Road.

It has not been formally identified.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

Does Feltham's Mo have the X Factor?
Tom Daley is the latest member of Team GB to be linked to a guest spot on the X Factor.

Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah are already rumoured to be making an appearance in a special Olympic edition of the show.

Contestants will reportedly sing Olympic-themed songs and get performance advice from the athletes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm  

Government reiterates its position on Heathrow
Downing Street has insisted that the Government will not back down on its opposition to a third runway for Heathrow.

Senior Conservative backbencher Tim Yeo has challenged David Cameron to show if he's a "man or mouse" and defy his critics by reversing policy on the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

Fatal fire in Croydon
A man has been killed by fire in Croydon.

Fire fighters were called to a caravan in Strathmore Road just before 11 o’clock last night.

The body of the victim was found at the scene. Another man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Police and the fire brigade are investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

KINGSTON WOMAN FOUND
A woman from Kingston police described as ‘high risk’ has been found safe and well.

Thirty-two year-old Nadine Steer from the Cambridge estate was found overnight having last been seen early on Monday morning.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

PUTNEY MP UNDER PRESSURE
Putney MP Justine Greening is under pressure today.

As Transport Secretary she’s being urged to re-think the decision to hand the West Coast mainline rail franchise to FirstGroup.

Labour is calling for a delay until parliament returns so MPs can debate the issue.

The deal is due to be finalised today (Tuesday 28th August).

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against the decision.

Richard Branson, whose Virgin Trains currently runs the service, has also spoken out against the decision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

COBHAM FREE SCHOOL TO OPEN
A free school will open its doors in Surrey next month in a former gospel hall.

The Cobham Free School has filled most places for its first reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes, and already has a waiting list for its reception year.

An old police station, which is still being developed, will become the school's main base by January.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

WANDSWORTH PRISON OVERCROWDED
Wandsworth Prison is one of the top ten most crowded prisons in England and Wales.

That’s according to the Prison Reform Trust which claims that around two thirds of jails in England and Wales are operating at an overcrowded level.

The Trust says there are nearly 7,300 more people in the system than there should be.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

Monday, 27 August 2012

KINGSTON WOMAN MISSING
A woman from Kingston is missing.

Thirty-two year-old Nadine Steer was last seen in the Cambridge estate area at about six o’clock Monday morning.

Kingston Police is describing her as a high risk person.

Nadine is white of Stocky build with long wavy dark brown hair.

She was wearing a black top and three-quarter length jeans.

If you think you may have seen Nadine then contact Kingston Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Shepperton Man Arrested
A man from Shepperton has been arrested following a serious crash on the M23 near Gatwick Airport.

Three cars were involved in the incident in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Three people were hurt in the collision.

One man was seriously injured and remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A 22 year old has been held on suspicion of dangerous driving and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Paralympics - A focus on David Weir & Jenny Archer
The Paralympics are now just days away.

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne joined a training session with Paralympian David Weir and his coach Jenny Archer in Richmond Park.


David Weir speaks of his hopes for London 2012: Jenny Archer shares her views about keeping David at the top of his sport:

For the full interview go to Radio Jackie's red button: Paralympics - A focus on David Weir and Jenny Archer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Chiswick nursing home fails to ensure dignity

A nursing home in Chiswick has come under fire for failing to ensure the dignity and privacy of its residents.

The Quality Care Commission made an unannounced inspection of the Chiswick Nursing Centre in Ravenscourt Gardens last month.

It revealed that the home’s disregard for resident’s dignity was below an acceptable level.

Inspectors also said the home was failing to involve them in decisions about their care.

The CQC says it will take action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 am  

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Streatham Stabbing Charges
Two people will appear in court on Monday charged with the murder of a 24-year-old man in Streatham.

Hanad Osman was stabbed in the neck in Gleneldon Mews on Tuesday August the 21st.

26-year-old Ayanle Adan and 25-year-old Ahmed Hassan will appear before Camberwell Green Magistrates tomorrow.

Three other men arrested in connection with the investigation have been released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Magna Carta Opinions Sought In Runnymede
Runnymede Borough Council’s been asking people for their ideas on how to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

And can have your say today if you’re going along to the Egham Royal Show.

There’ll be a stall there where you can tell the council and the National Trust what you think should be done.

There’s a prize draw for people taking part but if you can’t go to the show you can still have your say.

There's an online survey and the full terms and conditions are available on Runnymede Council's website at www.runnymede.gov.uk/mcconsultation

For those without internet access a paper copy can be sent out by contacting Runnymede Council's Performance and Projects Manager, Sarah Walsh.

Deadline for completed surveys is Monday 3 September 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

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