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Saturday, 6 October 2012
Wimbledon's MP officially opens Cobham service station
Britain's largest ever petrol station has been officially opened today, with a little help from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Stephen Hammond.
The new service station on the M25, was finished last month, despite a campaign by some residents to get it banned.
It has however been praised, for getting hundreds of people into work.
The new station is situated near to junction 10 at Wisley, and fills a 65-mile gap between service stops on the motorway.
Lanes on both carriageways were narrowed during the works, and diversions put in place.
Planning permission for the service station, only the fourth on the M25, was granted in 2005.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm
Shepperton woman tricked in distraction burglary
Staines police are hunting three men in connection with a distraction burglary in Shepperton on Friday, the 28th September.
A woman in her 70s answered her door in Upper Halliford to a man claiming to be from the water company who had come to check her pipes. He took her into the kitchen but she became aware two other men were in the house.
She asked them to leave but found that jewellery and money had been taken.
One suspect is a white man around 25 years old, 5 foot 10, of slim build with dirty blonde hair and a slight Irish accent.
The other two men were also described as being in their mid 20s, around the same height with slight Irish accents.
Anyone who can help police with their enquiries is asked to contact them on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am
Travellers told to leave Tooting Common
Travellers who set up camp on Tooting Common have been given 24 hours to leave or risk their vehicles being seized.
They have until 2.30 this afternoon to move on.
Camping overnight on the common without prior authorisation is a criminal offence.
Wandsworth Council is asking residents who witness any incident involving travellers on council-owned land to contact the town hall’s emergency response team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 am
Friday, 5 October 2012
Surbiton School Celebration
A school in Surbiton is celebrating having delivered 200 books to rural Ghana.
Teachers Suzy Pret and Sharon Stead from Surbiton High lead the scheme, which involved pupils writing the books content.
Surbiton High has now been nominated for the Outstanding Community Initiative at the Independent Schools Awards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
New Haw Library Take-Over
Volunteers have taken control of the second library in Surrey to be run by local people.
They took over the day to day running of the New Haw branch early in October.
Under the partnership, Surrey County Council will continue to provide the building, books and computers.
Byfleet library was taken over by volunteers in September.
The other branches to become community partnerships include Ewell Court, Stoneleigh, Tattenhams, and Virginia Water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am
Helping Troubled Teens In Kingston
Love Kingston, an innovative appeal aimed at helping troubled teenagers, homeless people and victims of domestic violence, was officially launched on Thursday night.
The campaign organised by Kingston Voluntary Action has chosen five charities to help provide ‘pathways out of poverty’.
One of the charities is Oxygen which works with hard to reach young people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am
Inquest begins into man's death in Battersea
The inquest into the death of a chartered surveyor killed by a falling concrete block in Battersea began yesterday.
27-year-old Peter Westropp was struck on the head as he sat drinking with friends outside Le Bouchon Bordelais restaurant and bar on Battersea Rise last August.
Peter’s father John Westropp told Westminster Coroner’s Court that family and friends are still in the process of coming to terms with the tragedy.
The inquest is expected to last five days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 am
Thursday, 4 October 2012
No quick solution in murder investigation
The prosecutor in charge of finding the killers of the French Alps attack says there will be no "quick solution".
Around 100 police officers in Britain and France are investigating the deaths of engineer Saad al-Hilli from Claygate, his wife Iqbal, her mother and a passing cyclist last month.
The couple's two daughters survived.
Annecy's chief prosecutor Eric Maillaud says they're still trying to figure out why they were killed in the first place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm
Fire Guts Singer's Kensington Home
‘Smoke Without Fire’ singer Duffy found out last night that’s not always true….
The Evening Standard says a fire on Kensington High Street that’s left roads closed this morning was in the star’s rented flat on St Mary Abbotts’ Terrace.
More than 60 fire-fighters tacked the blaze in the 10 floor block of flats where Duffy has the £12m penthouse.
She and 20 other residents were evacuated unharmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Police hunt two men after shop raid in Bookham
Police are hunting two men after jewellery and cash were stolen in an armed raid on a shop in Bookham.
The pair threatened staff at Christian Jewellers with sledgehammers on Saturday.
They fled through an alleyway next to the shop which leads to a car park where the driver of a car, believed to be a black Audi, was waiting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Woking residents are warned to fill in their voters registration forms
Woking residents are being reminded that time is running out to fill in their voter registration forms.
Voters have until next Monday to complete them ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on November the 15th.
Anyone who doesn’t meet the deadline could face a fine of up to 1-thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
Sutton named as one of the top places to bring up a child
Sutton has been named as one of the two best places in London to bring up a child.
The other being Islington.
According to a recent survey by Children’s saving provider, Family Investments, Sutton came out ahead of areas including Banstead.
The results came after comparing stats on house prices, education statistics and expected annual salaries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Surrey Police urge people to be on their guard
Police in Surrey are warning people to be on their guard against a recent scam operating in Woking, Guildford and Surrey Heath.
Since April 2011 officers have received sixteen complaints about loan companies cold calling members of the public.
As part of the scam, the victims are requested to purchase UKASH vouchers before the loan is authorised.
But the loan never materialises and the UKASH vouchers are used by the loan company.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm
Surrey Batsman Pietersen tours with England cricket team
Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen will return to the England cricket team for the tour of India.
The ECB have confirmed they’ve reached an agreement with the player for him to come back into the side after he was dropped in the summer.
Pietersen fell out with his teammates after admitting sending text messages about them to their South African opponents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Wandsworth Council launches WAND card
Wandsworth Council has launched a card that will help disabled children get out and about.
WAND cards enable youngsters from birth to aged 19 get concession prices and extra support at venues around the borough.
The card can also be used as a form of ID to stop parents having to explain their child's disabilities every time they go out.
Councillor Kathy Tracey says that she hopes that everyone who is eligible applies for the card and that more venues sign up to the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm
Private eye arrested in Surrey
A private detective from Surrey was arrested yesterday by police investigating computer hacking.
58-year-old Jonathan Rees, who runs Southern Investigations from Thornton Heath, was seized in a dawn raid at his home.
A 61-year-old former journalist was also arrested at his home in Kent.
Both were held - as part of Operation Kalmyk - on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act and other alleged criminal breaches of privacy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 am
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Epsom Murder Charge
A woman is in court today (Tuesday) charged with the murder of an elderly man in Epsom.
38 year-old Natalia Woolley from West Kensington is appearing at Guildford Crown Court.
69 year-old Winston Fernandez was found with multiple injuries in his house in Longdown Lane North in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm
A man from Surbiton, who police have been hunting for several months, has been arrested.
Sean Heiss, wanted in connection with his mother’s murder, was arrested after a woman was stabbed to death in Barcelona.
Mr Heiss left his home in Surbiton soon after his mother Margot Sheehy was killed in Kingston in June.
He was allowed to walk away from a Spanish Police Station months ago after a blunder but was arrested last Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
Renewed Appeal After Walton Attack
Police are again appealing for witnesses to come forward following an assault last Saturday in Walton-on-Thames.
The assault took place at the main gate of the Walton stadium on Stompond lane after the match with Brentwood.
The victim, a man in his thirties was treated by ambulance crews at the scene before being taken to hospital with head injuries.
Two men, both in their forties and from Essex were arrested and later released on bail while the investigation continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am
New Addington Assault Appeal
Police are making a fresh appeal for witnesses one year on from a violent assault on a father and son in New Addington.
Tonight will mark the time last year when officers were called to reports of fighting in Central Parade.
Two men, one in his 20s and another in his 50s, were discovered suffering head injuries.
The younger man is still in an unresponsive state in hospital despite undergoing surgery.
Four people including a 16 year old boy have been arrested but released without charge.
Police will be out and about at the time of the incident, 8.45, leafleting the area and speaking to residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
Turning Fulham Pink
October is breast Cancer awareness Month and Fulham’s the Haven is asking for support to turn the community pink.
The Haven is encouraging businesses to help them emulate last year’s success of Fulham in Pink.
On Friday 19th October the Haven will be turning Fulham Broadway pink with 1000 pink balloons.
Local businesses will be transformed with pink window displays and special pink menus and people are also encouraged to wear pink.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am
Twickenham Parks Improvement
Residents in Twickenham are urged to have their say on Parks improvements.
It’s after the council launched ‘Live life in local parks’ a £3m programme aimed at improving parks and open spaces.
Resident’s views will be sought on various proposals including enhancing Holly Road Garden of Rest and Champions Wharf.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am
Monday, 1 October 2012
Kew comic in court
The girlfriend of TV comic Justin Lee Collins blackmailed the TV presenter in an attempt to get £20,000.
That's what a Jury at St Albans Crown Court heard today.
38 year old Anna Larke, allegedly told the former Friday Night Project host that she would "go to the police" and "hurt" him if she did not get the money.
Ms Larke described the claim, made by Mr Collins' defence counsel, as "absolute lies".
Mr Lee Collins denies harassment and the case continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm
Duo appear in Court over fatal stabbing
Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with the murder of a young footballer in south London.
Junior Nkwelle - who was 15 - was stabbed outside a block of flats on the Loughborough Estate in Brixton last Thursday evening.
A 14 year-old girl and a boy - aged 16 - will next appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm
Former Croydon Brit School pupil is the new Bond singer
Adele's been tweeting some behind-the-scenes pictures, confirming that she IS recording the theme to the new Bond film Skyfall.
One of the photo's shows the song credits - and reveals the track is written by Adele and Paul Epworth who co-wrote and produced her massive hit Rolling in the Deep.
The film, starring Daniel Craig as Bond, premiers next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm
Bodies of family from Chertsey discovered in Andover
The bodies of a man and two young children from Chertsey, have been found next to a car on a bridleway in Andover.
Fifty-one year-old Michael Pederson was discovered yesterday evening alongside Ben and Freya Pederson, who were 7 and 6 years old.
Hampshire police aren't looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Police were alerted at around 6.15pm after a member of the public discovered the bodies.
The Coroner has been informed and post mortem examinations are due to take place.
The IPCC is to investigate Surrey Police after it emerged Mr Pederson was known to the force.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:33 pm
Surrey Police led investigation into Sir Jimmy Savile
It's been revealed that Surrey police was investigating Sir Jimmy Savile five years before he died, over allegations of indecent assault at a children's home in the 1970s.
No charges were brought against the TV presenter, and his family say they're disgusted and disappointed about new allegations of abuse being made against Sir Jimmy in a documentary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm
Developers get green light
The renovation of Cherkley Court in Leatherhead can go ahead, despite complaints from residents.
Mole Valley Council has finally approved a planning application from developers Longshot following a lengthy review process.
The developers say they want to retain the features of the Grade Two listed French chateau which was home to Lord Beaverbrook.
The house and gardens were closed to the public in 2010 after the site was sold.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm
Terror suspect launches High Court bid to stay in UK
Terror suspect Babar Ahmad has launched a High Court bid to halt his extradition to the US.
The computer expert from Tooting has been held in a UK prison without trial for eight years after being accused of raising funds for terrorism.
He was expected to be sent to the US within weeks after the European Court of Human Rights ruling on September 24th.
It decided that extradition would not breach his human rights, or those of four other suspects, including radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
Duo due to be sentenced
Two men are due to be sentenced for two attacks on a 19 year old girl in Sutton High Street.
The teenager was first pounced on outside Thomas Cook on the evening of May 8th, after a night out with her friends.
She was then attacked moments later outside a kebab shop.
19 year old George Williams, and 20 year old Daniel Bicknell pleaded guilty to Actual Bodily Harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
Morden Muslims Leaflet
Morden’s Muslims are exercising the real meaning of the Prophet Muhammad.
The recent anti Islam film has caused widespread anger amongst muslims Worldwide, as Muhammad was a Messenger of Peace.
Worshippers of the Baitul Futuh Mosque will be out leafleting over the next few weeks to try and dispel any bad feeling about the recent activity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
Surrey police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted following a football match in Walton on Saturday evening.
The victim was assaulted at about 5:40pm at the main gate of the Walton & Hersham Stadium on Stompond Lane after Walton’s FA Trophy match against Brentwood.
The man, believed to be a Walton supporter, was treated by ambulance crews at the scene before being taken to hospital for treatment to head injuries.
Two men were arrested at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am
Wimbledon Business Award
A business in second hand baby and children’s goods, started by a Wimbledon mum, has won ‘Best New Business’ at the Merton Business Awards.
Mum2mum market, the idea of Cath Harrop, demonstrated extraordinary growth after being in business for only a year.
The judges highlighted the markets shrewd way of operating and its competent management approach.
The next Mum2 mum market takes place in Wimbledon on Saturday October 6.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am
Merrick signs contract extension with Harlequins
Talented Harlequins lock forward George Merrick has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.
The 19-year-old from Sutton will stay at the Twickenham club until the end of the 2014-15 season.
Merrick joined the Harlequins Academy full time last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am
Hounslow uses Twitter to tackle rubbish
Hounslow Council has turned to social media in its drive to tackle litter, graffiti and fly-tipping.
Residents are being encouraged to report any rubbish or grime they see in the borough to the council via Twitter so it can be dealt with promptly.
A spokeswoman for the council said Twitter will not replace its other methods of reporting but compliment them.
The initiative was launched during the just concluded Social Media week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 am
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Full-Time at the Twickenham Stoop
Going into half-time at The Stoop: Harlequins 13-9 Saracens.
The start of the second half saw the visitors come within 1 point of Quins after Farrell kicked a penalty within 4 minutes.
It looked as though Saracens were keen for a try of their own and forced the referee to pause play and visit the TMO - a decision of 'No Try' was the outcome.
Substitutions on both sides as well as erratic play saw possession change regularly.
A Quins line-out was deemed not to have been thrown straight so Saracens were awarded a scrum. However one thing Harlequins were dominant in during today's game were the scrums - they earned themselves turnover ball.
With the Saracens then bringing the scrum down - a tactic they used more frequently as play went on, Quins had a shot at the posts. Evans missed.
Advantage gained through the collected restart by the home side was lost after the ref blew for obstruction. This gave Saracens an attacking platform. Driving forward, they were awarded a penalty which Farrell put away. The visitors took the lead 13-15.
Quins changed tactics and as they approached the line decided to chip through - this turned out to be bad judgement as the ball rolled into touch despite a number of available players. Saracens cleared.
Play was halted once again approaching the final quarter of the game; the TMO was asked to make judgement on an alleged dangerous tackle by Quins' Robson. This came to nothing and so play continued with Saracens in possession.
Again, the ball moved from one team to the other and another infringement in the ruck allowed Evans another shot at the posts - again missed.
He did however score when the next opportunity came just a few minutes later giving them the lead once again 16-15.
More points went begging after Saracens were penalised for pulling down a maul but the boot of Evans was not on target.
When Farrell was given the opportunity to give Saracens the lead, he took it.
The final whistle blew with Harlequins 16-18 Saracens.
This was a game Quins could have won - Evans, usually so reliable, missed 4 penalties. Saracens gained all their points through the boot of Farrell - penalties given away too easily. It was a game the home-side will be thinking back on with regrets.
For the first time this season, Harlequins lose a premiership game. They slide to 2nd in the table; Saracens climb two places to 3rd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm
Duke's former girlfriend due in Court
A former girlfriend of the Duke of York is due in court facing a theft allegation.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Koo Stark's accused of stealing a painting from the Notting Hill home of her former partner.
The Met Police confirm the 56 year old has been summonsed to appear before Hammersmith Magistrates.
The actress dated Prince Andrew when he came back from the Falklands War.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm
Ryder Cup update
The first of the day's deciding singles in the Ryder Cup golf are under way.
Europe are looking to make a fast start as they try and overturn a 10-6 deficit.
Luke Donald's match with Bubba Watson is the first of twelve pairings.
A few moments ago, Donald was two up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm
By election to be held in Croydon after death of MP
Ed Miliband has paid tribute to the former Energy Minister, Malcolm Wicks, who's died at the age of 65.
The Labour leader has described the MP for Croydon North as a thoroughly decent, intelligent and compassionate man whose death leaves a huge hole in the party.
Mr Wicks - who had cancer - held several ministerial positions under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm
Second arrest in teen murder investigation
A 16-year-old boy's been charged with the murder of a teenager.
15-year-old Junior Nkwelle was stabbed outside a block of flats on the Loughborough Estate in Brixton on Thursday.
A 14-year-old girl has also been charged with his murder.
The pair are due before Camberwell Green Youth Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm
Half-Time at the Twickenham Stoop
Coming into this weekend Harlequins topped the premier league table, 1 point ahead of second place Northampton Saints.
Heading into this game and Quins were pushed into second place. This afternoon a win would take them back to the top spot.
Standing in their way are 5th placed Saracens.
Within 2 minutes Quins were in the lead through a Nick Evans penalty.
Brown collected the re-start well but the home-side making school-boy errors in the ruck passed possession back to the visitors.
Play continued to switch sides on a regular basis but a well-taken line out by the Quins and subsequent penalty award gave them the opportunity to add to their lead. The posts, however, kept the ball out and handed it back into the arms of waiting Saracens.
12 minutes down and the visitor's no. 10 Farrell was gifted a penalty kick in front of the posts, leveling the score.
Evans once again took the lead for the home-side through a penalty following an offside tackle.
Farrell leveled and it looked like this was to be a game won or lost on penalties.
The scores reached 6-9 to Saracens after Quins number 4 was sin-binned for an illegal tackle. A man down and the Quins still fought on: Danny Care took a tap-kick and sprinted across the line for the first try of the game in the 37th minute. Evans converted.
Half-time Harlequins 13 - 9 Saracens at the Twickenham Stoop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm
Man assaulted after match in Walton
Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted following a football match in Walton yesterday evening.
The victim was assaulted at about 5:40pm at the main gate of the Walton and Hersham Stadium on Stompond Lane after Walton’s FA Trophy match against Brentwood.
The man, believed to be a Walton supporter, was treated by ambulance crews at the scene before being taken to hospital for treatment to head injuries.
Two men arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am