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
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.
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