Police seize cars
The Met Police have had their most successful day seizing uninsured vehicles on the streets of London.
Operation Cubo on Thursday resulted in 580 vehicles being taken. They also made 64 arrests for other offences including drugs possession and drink and drug driving.
The operation meant Roman Way in Croydon was closed during the afternoon rush hour, also affecting the Trams.
Since the launch of this operation in October last year, the police have seized nearly 37,000 vehicles.
One of their trophies, a Ferrari worth more than £200,000, is being displayed outside Scotland Yard. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am
Names for new Twickenham schools
New Catholic schools coming to Twickenham have been given their names.
St Richard Reynolds Catholic College and Primary School will be the titles of the secondary and primary schools to open at the Clifden Centre which is currently used for adult education.
Both schools are taking applications to start in September 2013. An open day will be held on the 20th October at the Centre.
The British Humanist Association is trying to stop the opening of the schools and has taken court action to request a judicial review of the council’s decision to approve the Church’s plans. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am
Friday, 28 September 2012
Man dies after lorry mounts pavement in Putney
A pedestrian has been killed after a collision with a lorry in Putney High Street.
The accident happened just after 4.30pm near the Exchange Shopping Centre.
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Photo courtesy of @rhysdurhamposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm
Great Bookham Crash
A motorcyclist has been badly hurt in a crash in Great Bookham.
The man came off his bike at around 3 o’clock this morning on Leatherhead Road near Eastwick Road and Crabtree Lane.
The male rider was taken to St George’s in Tooting where he is being treated for serious injuries.
Police are investigating whether any other vehicles were involved.
An ‘Evening of Reflection’ featuring a chronological timeline from slavery to the election of Barack Obama as the President of the United States forms the centrepiece of Black History Month’s launch event on Monday 1 October .
The Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Sean Brennan, will officially open the event at the Europa Gallery in Sutton Library and guests will be able to enjoy music from Wallington Girls School choir, performance poetry and a selection of Caribbean food and drink.
William Essel, Chair of Sutton Black History Group, said: “Black History Month is important because it helps young people identify with their past and provides an opportunity to reflect on where we are coming from, as it’s been a long struggle to reach where we are today. It is also an excellent opportunity to inform and integrate the wider community in Sutton.”
The Month is intended to attract people of all ages and key events include ‘Fun With Crafts’ at Honeywood Museum on 11 October, with children aged two and above welcome to come and join the fun.
On 13 October, the ‘Conversation for Change Concert’ will take place at Fairfield Halls, Croydon; organised by the Desmond Tutu Foundation and attended by the Archbishop himself.
The Month’s finale comes on 27 October when guests will enjoy an evening of Black British poetry, music and drama accompanied by African and Caribbean cuisine from 6-10pm at The Sutton Life Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am
Chiswick Lifeboat Launch
Mercedes Formula One Team Boss Ross Brawn will name one of the RNLI’s newest lifeboats in Chiswick at 13.00 today, Thursday 27th.
The new E class search and rescue boat, the Brawn Challenge, has been named in honour of the sportsman.
It’s after he spearheaded a fundraising drive, which raised the 350 thousand pounds needed to fund the new vessel.
Fulham based cleric is to go
Radical Fulham cleric Abu Hamza could be sent to the United States within days after losing his final appeal against extradition.
Judges at the European Court for Human Rights rejected his - and four other terror suspects' - applications.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am
Boat Race protestor in court in Isleworth
The man accused of disrupting this year's Oxford-Cambridge university boat race has appeared in court.
36 year old Trenton Oldfield has denied a charge of causing a public nuisance at Isleworth Crown Court.
This year’s Oxford-Cambridge university boat race was brought to a halt when Oldfield jumped into the River Thames. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 am
Monday, 24 September 2012
Brentford pair to pay for environmental impact of waste oil.
Two men from Brentford have been ordered to pay more than sixteen thousand pounds for running and storing an illegal waste oil collection.
49 year old Barry Wiltshire of Cherry Crescent in the town and 50 year old Kevin Muir of Carville Crescent pleaded guilty at Feltham Magistrates Court.
The pair were fined nine thousand pounds with costs of more than seven thousand pounds.
The Environment Agency said the men under the business name BKM were risking a severe environmental impact. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 pm
Murder charge in Guildford
An 18 year old boy has been charged with the murder of a teenager in Guildford on Saturday night.
Liam Martin of Roundhill Way has been remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Magistrates Court tomorrow.
It follows the death of 19 year old Jake Bates from the town in Roundhill Way.
A post mortem examination showed he has been stabbed in the neck. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 pm
Croydon Police bike ride for charity
Nine officers and staff from the Met police cycled two hundred miles from Croydon to the Netherlands to raise money for charity.
The police from Croydon and Sutton raised more than four thousand pounds for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.
They also honoured World War Two veterans by laying a poppy wreath in Arnhem.
This is the fifth consecutive year that the trip has been organised and more than twenty four thousand pounds has been raised for the charity - in total. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm
Weather warning for Souh West London
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Surrey and South West London.
Forecasters have predicted heavy rain, winds of up to 55 miles per hour.
It's likely to cause disruptions to travel and there's a risk of flooding. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Distraction theft in Sutton
Police are trying to trace a man who tricked a pensioner out of £400 in Sutton.
The 77-year-old man in Sutton answered his front door and allowed inside a man who said he wanted to check his pension book.
Police say it happened sometime on Friday morning.
Tributes pour in for wine merchant from Putney
Tributes are pouring in for the man who died in a skydiving accident at the weekend.
53 year Patrick Sandeman from Putney collided with another skydiver whilst falling in Peterborough.
He founded the Lea and Sandeman wine company in Chelsea during the 80’s.
The editor of Decanter Magazine Guy Woodward, tweeted saying he was a “fantastic wine merchant.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm
Hounslow faces calls for airport referendum
Councillors in Hounslow are being urged to follow Richmond Council’s example and allow residents to vote in a referendum for or against expansion at Heathrow Airport.
The council’s ruling Labour group is being urged to look at Richmond and Hillingdon who’ve promised an aviation referendum on the need or not for a third runway.
A spokesman for the council said it was prepared to consider the idea. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 am
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