Save our Services St Helier Funday goes off without a hitch
Today's family fun day has hopefully left a lasting impression on healthcare bosses who want to shut A&E and Maternity.
It's all part of a plan to slash £370 million from NHS budgets in South West London.
Thousands of people have signed a petition to keep the units open, a consultation starts later this month.
MP for Carshalton Tom Brake, pictured with Jackie's Lucy Mayer, says today should send out a clear message that the units are needed.
Stay tuned to Jackie to hear the latest developments and interviews.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm
Friday, 7 September 2012
Teenager awarded for act of bravery
A Merton teenager’s bravery was acknowledged with a certificate and gift after saving the life of a two-year-old girl while on his summer holiday.
Kevin Fisher, aged 16 was recognised for his bravery after a potential life threatening accident happened while he was on holiday in Gloucestershire.
Whilst fishing by the lake at Hoburne Cotswold Holiday Park, a young girl fell into the lake. Kevin heard the screams, which proved to be crucial as the young girls mother could not hear from her position. Kevin managed to pull her out.
Merton’s cabinet member for children’s services Councillor Maxi Martin and director of children’s schools and families, Yvette Stanley presented Kevin with a brand new fishing rod, net and mat during his visit to the Civic Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm
New centre named after Croydon Police Officer
Croydon’s new Custody Centre in Windmill Road was officially named after Berin Underwood, a former PC in Croydon, who was tragically killed on his way to a night duty at Addington police station in 2002.
The building was formally named ‘Berin Underwood House’ at a ceremony on Wednesday.
PC Berin Underwood was killed in an accident in Addington Road when he was on his way to start a night duty at Addington Police station on 12 November 2002.
He was travelling on his motorbike, when a car, driving on the wrong side of the road hit him - he was 39 years old at the time.
The driver of the car was subsequently found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.
Berin had been with the MPS for just over a year, but in that time he had already established himself as an outstanding officer and was extremely well-respected by his colleagues at Croydon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Teachers decide to strike
Today (Friday 7 September) the NUT announced members have voted in favour of both strike action, and action short of strike action to protect pay and working conditions. In the NUT's ballot 91.6% voted in favour of action short of strike action and 82.5% voted in favour of strike action with a turn out of 27%.*
We will be campaigning alongside the NASUWT to ensure that the onslaught of attacks on the teaching profession stops. Working together, the NUT and NASUWT represent 85% of teachers in England and Wales. Details of the next steps in the campaign will be outlined on Monday 10 September.
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers' union, said:
"The NUT is left with no option but to take action to protect the well-being of our members and restore their rights to do their job thoroughly and properly. Teachers are being undermined by a Government whose almost daily criticisms and erosion of working conditions and pay, coming on top of previous attacks on pensions, are unacceptable. This negative approach to the profession has to stop.
"No other profession comes under such continual scrutiny and no other profession has accountability systems based on so little trust. This is bound to lower morale. It is time for Government to stop dictating to teachers and address the problems which they are creating. It is time to listen to the profession." posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
Manhunt launched in Wandsworth
A man has gone on the run in Wandsworth.
30 year old Daniel Paramasivan has been recalled to prison for breaching conditions of his license.
Members of the public are being told not to approach him.
Daniel also goes by the aliases Peter Joseph Allan and John Peter Cripp.
Anyone with information should contact PC Moxham on 020 8247 8501 posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm
Toddler dies at nursery in Wimbledon
Details have just been released following the death of a toddler at a nursery in Wimbledon.
The 22-month-old was taken by ambulance to St George’s hospital after she stopped breathing while playing at Dicky Birds.
She later died following the incident on August 23rd.
The cause of death has not been revealed but Ofstead has suspended the nursery’s registration pending an investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
St Helier Petition
Campaigners fighting to save vital units at St Helier hospital will hand a petition to Sutton’s MP this lunchtime (Friday).
The maternity and A&E departments could close following the recommendations of a health review.
The Better Services Better Value plans are trying to slash 370 million pounds from hospital budgets in South West London.
Campaigners will meet at Noon at Paul Burstow’s office in Gander Green Lane.
Chatsworth Primary School Staggers Opening
Chatsworth Primary School in Hounslow is staggering its re-opening this year.
Some classes go back today, some tomorrow and some next week.
Parents should call the school if they are unsure when their children should return.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am
Mitcham Death Investigation
Investigations are continuing to find out how a couple drowned in the Norfolk Broads.
Annette Creegan from Mitcham and her boyfriend were discovered in the water after Ms Creegan’s 13 year old daughter was found alone and stranded on a nearby boat.
It’s thought the 49 year old had been strangled and the police are treating the incident as domestic. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Double Gold for Sutton's Hero
Sutton-born David Weir claims victory for a second time in the London 2012 Paralympic Stadium.
He adds the T54 1500m title to the 5000m he won Sunday evening.
Road training in Richmond Park with cyclists keeping the pace assists in his ability to sprint on track.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm
Sutton's MP misses out in Cabinet reshuffle
It’s also been revealed that Sutton’s MP Paul Burstow has lost his position as care services minister.
He’s been replaced by Lib Dem Norman Lamb. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
Boating victim named
Police have named the woman found dead in the Norfolk Broads at the weekend as 49 year old Annette Creegan from Mitcham.
A post mortem yesterday revealed the likely cause of death as strangulation.
Her body, and her boyfriend’s, were found in the water after Ms Creegan’s 13 year old daughter was discovered alone and stranded on a nearby boat.
Police have not yet formally identified the male victim. Their deaths are being treated as a domestic incident. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Wimbledon Mum's business in line for National award
The nominees for the prestigious What's On 4 Me 2012 Awards have just been announced - and a mum from Wimbledon is among them.
The programmes are now in their sixth year and celebrate the best activities throughout the UK - both for children and adults.
Wimbledon business mum2mum market is a nominee in the ‘Best day out, Festival or Show’ category for their pop up indoor baby and children’s market that allow local mums to sell their outgrown kids items on to other mums.
They received at least 3 nominations and will now go through to the national voting stage.
Mum2mum market organise nearly new sales of baby and children’s clothes, toys, books and equipment.
Mums book a stall through the website Mum2mummarket and sell their outgrown kids stuff to other mums.
Relief over proposed Kingston Arena
Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, welcomed the news that Kingston Arena Ltd has decided to withdraw its appeal against the council’s decision not to grant the venue, Gala Bingo Hall, an entertainment licence. The appeal hearing, scheduled to be heard in the magistrates court on October 1st -5th, will no longer take place.
Zac joined local residents, ward councillors, and the council to oppose the licence, because of the risk that that it would have resulted in an increase in antisocial behaviour. Evidence prepared for the court stated that it would have been very difficult and expensive to maintain public safety and prevent nuisance associated with thousands of visitors descending on the venue.
Commenting Zac said: I am pleased that Kingston Arena Ltd saw sense and withdrew their appeal. The proposal entered by Kingston Arena was unsuitable for the location, and there was a genuine concern about crime and public safety. I am glad that residents didn’t have to fight this case in court.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am
Christians to go to European Court of Human Rights
Four Christians who claim they lost their jobs because of their beliefs, will take their cases to the European Court of Human Rights later.
The group includes Nadia Eweida, a British Airways Clerk from Twickenham.
She was stopped from wearing a cross to work.
All four lost their separate employment tribunals. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am
Update: New Malden death
A woman arrested in connection with the inquiry into the alleged murder of Carole Waugh has been bailed.
The 63 year old from Hertfordshire, was held on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud on Monday.
Miss Waugh's body was found in a garage in Lime Court off Lime Grove in New Malden on the 2nd of August.
The 50-year-old was reported missing in May.
Two men have been charged with her murder. Fifteen people have so far been arrested in connection with her death. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am
MP for Epsom is shuffled
Chris Grayling will take over from Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke, it has been announced.
The Prime Minister is having his first major reshuffle since the coalition came to power in 2010.
A series of ministers are leaving the cabinet.
Baroness Warsi has been demoted from her role as Tory Co-Chair. She takes up a post in the Foreign Office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am
Monday, 3 September 2012
Man remanded in custody charged with stabbing of have a go hero
A man has been remanded in custody charged with stabbing a street cleaner to death in Shepherds Bush.
40 year old Hammersmith and Fulham Council worker Piotr Mickiewicz died last Wednesday in Rylett Road.
He’d been trying to prevent a burglary at the home of a solicitor.
30 year old Roger Philip Buckingham has been scheduled to appear at the Old Bailey on December 10th. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Pregnant mums protest at St Helier maternity closure
A group of pregnant women protested against proposals to downgrade St Helier Hospital this weekend by revealing their bumps to the cameras.
The mums are angry that NHS South West London intends to close the maternity and A&E services of St Helier hospital. The site needs to find another hospital to merge with to attain Foundation status by 2014. St George's recently pulled out of a proposed merger.
The ladies were led by Kathy McGuiness, the founder of Carshalton Mums and www.localmumsonline.com
Explaining the stunt Kathy said:
The welfare of our unborn children is at risk and we won’t stand for it. Pregnant mums want to go somewhere local, we don’t want stress when we’re at our most vulnerable. We shouldn’t have to traipse across London for our maternity care. We are outraged at the proposals and will do everything we can to stop them.
Councillor Ruth Dombey Leader of Sutton Council, who supports the protest added: The proposals to downgrade St Helier hospital are madness and local people are furious. Sending Sutton residents to Tooting and Croydon for their A&E and maternity services is ridiculous and even dangerous.
Epsom Downs Restaurant raises money for a Kidney Charity
A restaurant in Epsom Downs is helping to raise money for the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer.
Enim Ali, owner of Le Raj in Fir Tree Road, has obtained an Olympic Torch for the next couple of weeks.
He is offering visitors the chance to be photographed with the Torch in exchange for a small donation.
The award-winning restaurant had the honour of providing food in the Olympic Park during the Olympic Games.
Radio personality James Whale, who himself had Kidney Cancer, was at a charity lunch at Le Raj and spoke to Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Sunday, 2 September 2012
A man is charged with murder of Hammersmith street cleaner
A man has been charged with the murder of a Hammersmith and Fulham street cleaner.
Piotr Mikiewicz was stabbed in Shepherds Bush on Wednesday and died in hospital the following day.
Local man Roger Philip Buckingham is accused of the killing. The thirty year old is also charged with a burglary in the area, possession of an offensive weapon and theft of a vehicle. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Five other people who were arrested have been released on bail. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
New risk of flooding in Putney
After a wet summer, The Environment Agency are once again, warning people of the risk of flooding. The stretch of the Thames from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir is a particular concern.
Low lying land is most likely to be affected.
Residents are being reminded not to walk or drive through flood water.
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