Cyclist injured in Chobham collision
Surrey police are appealing for witnesses to a collision between a van and a bicycle last Monday.
The incident took place on the Bagshot Road in Chobham around 8am when the woman cyclist suffered facial injuries and was taken to hospital.
The driver of the transit pick-up flatbed failed to stop.
Anyone who saw what happened or can help with information is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 am
Police pursuit car in Weybridge accident
Surrey Police are investigating a three vehicle collision in Weybridge involving one of their police cars.
The incident took place in Brooklands Road during a pursuit of a green Suzuki Swift just before 5pm last night.
The driver of the Suzuki left the scene on foot, but a man was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of failing to stop for police, failing to stop at an accident, burglary, theft and dangerous driving.
A woman in her 30s was treated for what are believed to be minor neck injuries.
Any witnesses to the collision or events leading to it are asked to contact Surrey police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 am
Proposal for two new Surrey fire stations
Two new fire stations would be opened if plans by the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are approved by Surrey County Council.
They’d be placed in Horley and Burgh Heath, creating a chain of fire engines from Epsom down to Horley.
An engine would be moved from Epsom to Burgh Heath and one from Reigate would go to Salfords.
Residents can have their say in an 8 week consultation period which starts on Monday (10th December) by completing a questionnaire at www.surrey-fire.gov.uk/psp, emailing comments to [email protected] or calling 0346 009 009. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 am
Friday, 7 December 2012
Appeal to identify man that fell from plane
Detectives are releasing images of a man they wish to identify after his body fell from the under carriage of an incoming flight to Heathrow airport.
Police were called at 7.55am on Sunday the 9th of September to Portman Avenue, Mortlake following reports of a dead body.
London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man has never been identified but he is believed to be an African man aged between 20 and 30 years old. He is 5 feet 4 inches tall and of slight build.
He was wearing jeans, a grey hoody and white trainers.
Substantial enquiries have failed to identify the man and officers are releasing two images in order to unravel the mystery around his identity.
The first is an e-fit of the man's face; the second a picture of a tattoo from his left arm. The tattoo is a very distinctive emblem with the letters ' Z ' and 'G ' clearly visible.
He was not a member of air crew or a passenger.
A post-mortem was held at Kingston Hospital Mortuary on 11 September and gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.
An Inquest has opened and adjourned at West London Coroners Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 pm
Call For Volunteers In Epsom
Extra volunteers are desperately needed at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.
Charity, the League of Friends of St Helier and Sutton hospitals, has raised more than 5 million pounds over the last 60 years.
They’ve used that money to pay for life saving equipment and support.
To get involved go to Epsom hyphen sthelier.nhs.uk/supportus
A thousand people are also needed to join a panel of patients and residents that will meet regularly and give vital feedback.
That can range from the quality of food, to the care provided by doctors and nurses.
Gold Standard For Wandsworth
Police in Wandsworth are urging jewellers, goldsmith and pawnbrokers to sign up to a new Gold Standard.
The scheme, which is being launched today, is aimed at trying to protect businesses against the trade in stolen gold.
Members receive a yellow window sticker and posters to demonstrate their membership – which it’s hoped will deter criminals.
Under the code retailers would be asked to obtain the name and address from every customer and capture and retain transaction footage on CCTV. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
New Chelsea signing
Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign a Brazilian defender called Wallace.
The 18-year old will stay with his current club until the end of the season.
Wallace is an under-20 international for the Samba Boys and described by the Blues as an attacking right back. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm
Images released in hunt for missing teenager
Police investigating the disappearance of missing teenager Shelley Pratt are today releasing CCTV stills of her last confirmed sighting in Croydon.
The stills, which were taken on the 8th of November, show 14-year-old Shelley at George Street tram stop in Croydon Town Centre at approx 9.30pm.
It is not known if Shelley, who was on her own at the time, boarded a tram or where she was heading.
She is seen wearing her school uniform trousers and a distinctive dark purple hooded jumper with the slogan 'I love London.'
Earlier that day, Shelley was seen at approx 3:30pm after she got off a route 196 bus on Portland Road outside the Harris Academy. Shelley then started to walk south down Portland Road in the company of one other girl and a boy.
Shelley is described as white and around 5ft 6inches or 5ft 7 inches tall with long brown hair
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm
Help create special memories for over 600 families this Christmas
Hampton and Guildford based Shooting Star CHASE, has an important job this Christmas; as well as providing vital care and support to the 620 families who depend on the service 365 days a year, they will work to create very special memories that can be treasured forever.
Shooting Star CHASE is asking for donations this festive season, to help them to continue creating memories for children like Daisy in 2013.
Daisy is eight years old and lives in Wimbledon with her family, who have been cared for by Shooting Star CHASE since Daisy was diagnosed with Costello Syndrome, a very rare medical condition when she was six months old.
‘It’s impossible to put into words what Shooting Star CHASE means to families like ours,’ says Daisy’s mum, Stephanie. ‘We look after Daisy at home as much as we can, but when I desperately need a break, I know Shooting Star CHASE is there for us.’
Like every child supported by Shooting Star CHASE, when Daisy comes to visit she makes a special scrapbook of her stay, a treasure trove of precious memories for her family. ‘I’m so grateful to have the scrapbook, believe me,’ says Stephanie. ‘Happy memories are everything to parents like me who know that our beloved children will not survive to become adults.’
Daisy visits Shooting Star CHASE’s Hampton hospice Shooting Star House regularly for ‘symptom control stays, where the palliative team from Great Ormond Street monitor her to ensure she is receiving the correct medication for her constant pain.
She also loves doing arts and crafts when she spends the day in the hospices day care provision, Sparkle Day Care.
Sandi Hillery, head of Shooting Star House, says: ‘We are so grateful for every donation this Christmas. This time of year is always very special, and we try to make it as memorable as possible for every family. We are really looking forward to celebrating Christmas Day at Shooting Star House with children, teenagers and their families this year.’
To hear Daisy’s story in full tune in to ITV’s Text Santa on 21st December 2012 or to donate to Shooting Star CHASE’s Christmas campaign visit shootingstarchase.org.uk/christmas posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm
Homecoming parade for Hounslow's Soldiers
A special Homecoming parade for the 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards, who are currently serving in Afghanistan, is taking place in Hounslow this morning.
The parade, which began at 11 o'clock at the top of Hounslow High Street, features some 350 returning troops and a 60-piece regimental band.
The troops will march along the pedestrian section and turn “eyes right” at the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, before continuing down Lampton Road and into Lampton Park.
At the park the names of the Battalion’s fallen soldiers will be read out by a Battalion member, and the Leader of Council, Cllr Jagdish Sharma, will lead a minute’s reflection in memory of the fallen.
The troops and their families will then be coming into the Lampton Park Conference Centre for a reception hosted by the council. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
Sutton Council helping its traders
Sutton Council is helping traders in the battle to win crucial Christmas business by offering free parking to shoppers in the vital weekends leading up to the 25th December.
Gibson Road multi-storey in Sutton along with four sites in Wallington and two apiece in Carshalton and Cheam will be absolutely free during the weekends of the 15th and 16th of December and the 22nd and 23rd.
In total, almost 1,500 parking spaces will be available at the nine sites as councillors seek to support town centres in their fight with neighbouring boroughs to attract Christmas shoppers.
And the plan will also help people wanting to exchange those unwanted Christmas gifts with the offer extended to Parking for a Pound on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am
Images released in Sutton theft investigation
Police in Sutton have released images of two men they’d like to speak to who they think can help them with theft investigations in the High Street.
It’s after a 65 year old woman had her handbag, which contained cash and her phone, stolen from under a table in the Grapes pub last month.
A similar incident occurred in the same pub and the Starbucks coffee shop the week before.
Golf club in Banstead targeted by thieves
A number of trophies have been stolen from a golf club in Banstead.
Thieves broke into Cuddington Golf Club in the early hours of Sunday - taking around 30 pieces of silverware.
It’s thought to have happened sometime between midnight and 6 in the morning. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am
Monday, 3 December 2012
Walton man jailed for fraud
A 45 year old man from Walton has been jailed for 5 years for fraud offences.
Simon Maxwell pleaded guilty to two charges of conspiracy to commit fraud relating to the sale of Olympics tickets.
A third charge was ordered to 'lie on file.'
He was sentenced to five years in jail for the first charge, and 30 months for the second charge, to run concurrently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm
Beckham's speedboat fails to sell at auction in Weybridge
The boat David Beckham used to transport himself and the Olympic torch up the Thames in the Olympics opening ceremony failed to reach its reserve price at Brooklands today.
He piloted the Bladerunner RIB 35 craft down the river and under Tower Bridge - the vessel was expected to fetch up to £250,000 but the highest bid was only £180,000.
Bonhams said the speedboat had been stripped of its "Olympic paraphernalia" but retained its torch bearer seat and the four fake rockets used to emit smoke during the spectacle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm
Fire in Fulham this morning investigated
Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a small fire in a shop with flats above on Fulham Road, Fulham in the early hours of this morning.
Three people left the flats above before the Brigade arrived. They were all uninjured.
The fire was contained and caused little damage to the shop
The Brigade was called at 00.54 and the fire was under control by 01.47.
Fire crews from Fulham, Chelsea and Hammersmith fire stations attended the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm
Rugby World Cup 2015 update
England and Wales have been paired together with Australia in Pool A at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Scotland are in Pool B with Samoa and South Africa.
Ireland will have European clashes with France and Italy in Pool D.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm
Paralympian from Wallington handed highest honour
The London 2012 Paralympic hero David Weir is being awarded the freedom of the city of London.
The six time gold medal winner will be recognised for his achievements as a new programme of grants for sports opportunities for disabled people is launched.
Nicknamed 'The Weirwolf of London' the wheelchair athlete picked up 2 of his golds in Beijing and the 4 more at this year's games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm
''No truth'' in claims
Chelsea insist there is "no truth" in reports linking Avram Grant with a return to the club.
A number of this morning's newspapers suggested he could join interim manager Rafa Benitez as an advisor - after the Spaniard's difficult start to life at Stamford Bridge.
Benitez is yet to see the team win in his first three games - and supporters have voiced their discontent at his appointment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm
Will the High Court speak out on HS2?
Opponents of the Government's HS2 high-speed rail scheme have asked the High Court to declare the project legally flawed.
The first phase of the 34 billion pound plan would see a new line running from London to Birmingham.
51m - an alliance of local authorities opposed to HS2 - say there's been been no proper environmental assessment for the project.
Nathalie Lieven QC said in Camden alone between 200 and 500 homes could be demolished.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm
Flyover remained open despite ''risk of collapse''
Its claimed the Hammersmith flyover stayed open for weeks after a report warned of a small risk of collapse.
The flyover shut for repair in December last year - but a report shown two months before is said to have shown a possiblity of "sudden and catastrophic collapse."
Years of gritting had caused salt damage to internal cables of the bridge used by over 90,000 vehicles every day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm
Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess, from all at Jackie News
Full statement from William and Kate, surrounding this afternoon's announcement.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.
The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm
Egham Safety Roadshow
The Egham safer neighbourhood road-show opens on Wednesday, giving residents the opportunity to meet officers and discuss issues.
The team will offer advice on noise, anti-social behaviour and disputes between neighbours and answer problems raised by visitors.
The events will be held in Nightingale Shott and Spring Rise in Egham from 2.30pm. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm
Chocolate Dog Warning
Christmas is traditionally a time when we reach for chocolate.
But one woman from Wimbledon is warning us why we might need to be extra careful with our treats.
Jenny Lloyd says she’ll be hiding the chocolate this year.
It’s after her 10 year old springer spaniel Mo was poisoned after rooting it out last Christmas day.
Chocolate is toxic to dogs, releasing a poison once eaten, which can prove fatal. Dark chocolate is the worst.
Mo had ingested ten times the fatal dose and had to head straight to the vets to have her stomach pumped.
After 24 hours of touch and go she was allowed home – but Jenny says for any dog owners thinking of indulging themselves, remember to keep a close eye on your pet.
of many reasons why we are so useful to South West London...
our very own news team bringing you stories that are relevant to you
and your area.
If you have a press release
or would like to send in news then pop off an e-mail to [email protected]
Rod enjoys and plays all sports and could have been a cricketer if hadn't taken his eye off the ball at a crucial moment.
Lucy is the Senior Broadcast Journalist at Jackie and also the Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.
Leigh-Ann loves news and current affairs. She started life in Zimbabwe, but lives in Clapham. She's embraced life here and loves making the most of everything the area has to offer.
Sarah was schooled in Kingston and she likes jogging around Bushy Park.
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.
Deborah may have started life on a farm in Ohio, USA, but is a long time resident of South West London. Her current loves are fusing glass, good meals out, and dancing.
Dave never cooks and likes a glass of red wine while not drinking Guinness. He is also a chocoholic.
Natalie presents both news and travel - more on Presenters page.
Andrew is Wimbledon born, loves challenges: trekking Nepal, diving with sharks, snowmobiling the Arctic. He says there's nothing better than being just outside your comfort zone as you're only here once.
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.
Paul grew up in Fetcham and now lives in Teddington with his wife, two cats and a dog. He supports Fulham and plays in a band.
Haz is from Hampton and loves all genre in music, but has a soft spot for reggae and Bob Marley.
Emma used to walk past Jackie when she was younger and wonder what it looked like inside. Now she knows.
Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.
Juliette says she's generally one of those people who hates to miss out on things, so she can sometimes be quite hard to pin down! She's probably at a gig, theatre, bar, pub, or on a walk.
Ellie is from Thames Ditton and is learning Hindi very slowly.
Rosalyn hails from Richmond via Paris but she has a big love of Scottish rugby.
Martha was originally called Lettuce, but thankfully her parents saw sense.
Scott has lived around Kingston all of his life, but has a special connection to Richmond Park. He loves watching sport.
Iona enjoys writing plays, poetry and kayaking.
Ed was born and raised in South West London. Having competed in alpine skiing at the Olympic Games, he’s a lover of speed on a motorbike, car or on skis.
Grace wants to be the next Mary Berry, failing that, she's happy being a journalist! She recently started a vinyl record collection and loves old movies.
Katie is a Kingston girl who loves sport. She’s played hockey for England, but now enjoys cycling in the Surrey Hills with a good coffee and cake to finish.
Adam is passionate about football and Jaffa Cakes.
David presents both news and travel - more on Presenters page.
Katie has learnt to speak Spanish, Arabic and the odd bit of Persian. But when all seems a bit too much like hard work, she'll be playing the piano or guitar or just watching Netflix.
Holly would love to have a job that pays her to travel round the world and is a firm believer houmous goes with almost anything.
Sandra wants to travel the world in 60 days.
Warren loves rowing, playing piano and drums (not at the same time though!), and old BBC comedies.
Jamie’s hobbies include acting, writing, and eating cake.
Tayo used to watch Sir Trevor McDonald present the news and that inspired her lifelong dream of becoming a broadcast journalist. She is also a keen baker.