Serious collision in Streatham
Police are investigating two collisions in South London, which left one woman dead and 2 men critically injured.
The first collision happened at just after 5 this morning between an Audi and Volkswagen in London Road, Croydon at the junction with Ederline Avenue.
The victim in the Volkswagen was seriously injured and taken to hospital whilst the man inside the Audi escaped the scene.
Afterwards, around 5:30 am., the same Audi was involved in a second collision with two people on Streatham High Road, near a bus stop.
A woman, believed to be in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, whilst another man was taken to hospital in critical condition. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm
Attempted bank robbery in Shepperton-CCTV image of suspect
Police have released CCTV images, of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery at a bank in Shepperton yesterday.
Just after 4, the man walked into Barclays Bank in the High Street and put a note under the counter demanding money.
He claimed to be armed, but no weapons were seen.
After staff activated an alarm, the man fled the scene.
Fears for missing Chiswick girl
Police are concerned for the safety of a 10 year old Chiswick girl who was last seen around 4 Friday afternoon as she was leaving Southfield Primary School.
Sadia Mohamed is black, 5 foot 6 inches tall and of slim build.
She was wearing her school uniform of a white shirt, blue jumper, black trousers and a blue blazer with the school’s logo.
Anyone with information that could help to find her should call police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 am
Police investigate Croydon murder
Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a 25 year old woman in Croydon.
They were called to a disturbance in Duppas Hill on Thursday afternoon when they forced entry to the property.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 28 year old man with injuries was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 6 year old girl was taken into foster care.
Anyone with information should contact the police or Crimestoppers anonymously. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 am
Train Station improvements in Twickenham
Redevelopment of Twickenham train station can now go ahead after a decision by a High Court Judge on Friday.
Richmond’s planning committee approved a scaled back plan for the site last December, but the Twickenham Residents Action Group sought to challenge their decision.
They pursued their fight to a hearing at the High Court, but the judge backed the Council and refused to allow an appeal.
Lord True, Leader of the Council, said he hoped that the developers could get back on schedule and have the station ready in time for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
The station will get a new entrance and ticket hall, lifts, a public plaza and the development of flats above. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am
Bank robbery fails in Shepperton
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man attempted to rob a bank in Shepperton Friday afternoon.
He walked into Barclays Bank in the High Street and put a note on the counter demanding money. He claimed to be armed, but no weapons were seen.
He fled the scene when an alarm was activated.
The suspect is described as around 40, about 5 foot 7 inches tall, and was wearing glasses. He was wearing a black fleece, a black woolly hat and brown boots.
Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 am
Friday, 21 December 2012
Claygate's most famous resident gets hitched . . . again
It is thought Sally Humphreys became the third Mrs Ron Wood today after marrying Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie in a secret ceremony in London.
The 34 year old has been dating the 65 year old for several months, but has known him for a number of years.
Ronnie was married to Jo Wood until 2008 and the pair shared a house in Kingston Hill - they got divorced and he moved to Claygate.
Guests are thought to have included Sir Paul McCartney. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm
Shepperton High Street closed
Police are investigating what appears to be an armed robbery at Barclays Bank in Shepperton.
Stay tuned for more info as we get it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm
Surrey Life Shooting Star CHASE Carol Concert hits all the high notes
A record congregation joined together to enjoy the sixth annual Surrey Life Shooting Star CHASE carol concert on Wednesday evening.
The chapel at St George’s College provided the beautiful backdrop for the festive evening of music, carols and readings all in aid of local children’s hospice service Shooting Star CHASE.
The congregation were entertained by carols and festive songs from the Elmbridge Choir, violinist Lettice Rowbotham who performed an original composition and Charisma, a five piece vocal group made up of 13-15 year olds, whose performance included self-penned song ‘Shooting Star’.
Madeline Castrey, who formed the group in order to help raise money for Shooting Star CHASE, wrote the song which the group have recorded and are selling in aid of the charity.
There was also a special performance by Thomas, a teenager supported by Shooting Star CHASE, who performed with his family and Charisma, a piece of music he had written himself whilst working with the music therapists at Shooting Star CHASE.
BBC Newsreader Nicholas Owen and DJ Mike Read led the Christmas readings along with Shooting Star CHASE Chief Executive David Burland, who welcomed the guests to the special evening. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm
West Molesey Crash
There’s been a serious crash in West Molesey this morning.
A male cyclist and a car collided on the High Street just after seven o’clock.
The injured man has been taken to St George’s in Tooting with head injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Kingswood Man In Parachute Emergency
A grandfather from Kingswood who had a heart attack during a parachute jump at 12,000ft is recovering at home.
Dave Coveney collapsed as he was preparing to jump out of the plane at an airfield in Kent.
Airfield staff gave the seventy four year old emergency treatment as the plane descended.
Paramedics had to shock his heart posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm
Elmbridge Collection Service
Elmbridge Council and British Heart Foundation Shops have joined forces to offer Elmbridge residents their Clothes and Collection Service in 2013.
The Council’s collection contractor will make three scheduled collections of clothes, shoes, books, CDs, DVDs, toys and bric-a-brac.
The first collections start in January.
The Council will make savings by not sending the items to a landfill.
The savings will be donated to nominated local charities, Oasis Childcare, Walsingham Care and the Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm
Mortlake Body Update
Detectives are a step closer to identifying the body of a stowaway which fell from the undercarriage of a plane landing at Heathrow.
Police have been able to analyse a SIM card found on the man and believe he was from Mozambique.
The body was found on September 9 on Portman Avenue in Mortlake. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am
SW London Police Station Closures
Nearly half of London’s police stations could be closed under radical new plans.
According to the Evening Standard the number could be cut from 133 to 71 to tackle the Met’s 500-million pound budget shortfall.
Stations in Kingston, Richmond, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Merton and Sutton would be affected.
Borough’s would be left with just one 24-hour station but there would be and expansion of contact points in supermarkets and libraries posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Ant & Dec lead the festivities at Downing Street Christmas party for childrens' hospices
The Prime Minister and Mrs Cameron hosted a Christmas party for children, teenagers and families at No.10 on Monday.
Shooting Star CHASE children’s hospice was amongst five charities enjoying the day.
Representing Shooting Star CHASE were Ant & Dec and Patrons Philip Glenister and Michael Ball, who danced along to the song ‘Gangnam Style’ with the children.
Children supported by the charity, their siblings and parents enjoyed afternoon tea and a special visit from Father Christmas before meeting The Prime Minister and his wife, Samantha Cameron.
Mrs Cameron spoke of her family experience of Shooting Star CHASE and said that their son Ivan, who was supported by the charity, very much enjoyed coming to Shooting Star CHASE’s Hampton hospice Shooting Star House.
With some Christmas carols around the tree and the hugest Christmas tree cake made entirely of chocolate, families left No.10 with real reindeer waiting to lead them out of Downing Street. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm
Star of Downton Abbey becomes owner with Highclere Thoroughbred Racing
Actor Hugh Bonneville has become the latest high profile owner with Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Europe’s leading racehorse syndication company.
The British actor, who plays Lord Grantham in the popular ITV Drama Downton Abbey, of which the eagerly anticipated Christmas special will be shown on Christmas Day, is now part owner of two race horses in one of the Highclere syndicates.
The horses will be trained by Richard Hannon and Sir Michael Stoute next season.
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing is the leading racehorse ownership syndication company in Europe.
Since its creation in 1992, 30 per cent of HTR’s syndicates have horses that have won or been placed in Group or Listed races.
Highclere is unique compared to other syndicates in that it puts together small, exclusive groups of people to share in a number of horses, thereby making ownership considerably more fun and cost effective. Syndicates usually run for three years, after which the horses are sold on.
Motivator went on to win the Epsom Derby in 2005.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
SW London Hacking Arrest
A man arrested on Wednesday morning at his home in South West London by detectives investigating allegations of phone-hacking has been released on bail.
The 46-year-old was held on suspicion of perverting the course of justice as part of operation Weeting.
He’ll return to a south London police station in February pending further inquiries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm
Wandsworth Charger Warning
Trading standards officers in Wandsworth are urging bargain hunters to steer clear of cheap mobile phone and laptop chargers.
The warning comes after a cheap phone charger nearly caught fire the very first time it was used by a resident.
The episode has sparked an urgent investigation by trading standards which has revealed a shockingly high number of faulty chargers on sale.
Visits to 25 shops across the borough in the past few days has netted a haul of nearly 1,000 phone chargers and over 200 laptop computer chargers that are believed to be unsafe.
Tests carried out on a small sample has revealed they don’t meet safety standards. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am
New Signs For St George's
New signs are being put up at a hospital in Tooting to provide clearer information for patients.
The emergency department at St George’s has installed a new signage system which could help reduce violence and aggression towards staff.
A range of signs throughout the department convey essential information to patients at each stage of their care.
St George’s is one of the first emergency departments in the country to implement this new system.
Researchers will evaluate its success as it could be rolled out on a national level. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Paralympic hero David Weir is worth his weight in gold – quite literally
The wheelchair athlete was at H&T Pawnbrokers in Sutton this morning to have his four gold medals officially weighed.
They came in at 434 grams each – which means £17,000 pounds will be donated to charity Get Kids Going, on top of £50,000 already donated by the store.
H&T CEO John Nicols handed over the cheque this morning.
He said having worked with Get Kids Going! for the last 15 years, we’re so pleased to help such a worthy cause. David is an inspiration to the next generation of disabled youngsters that Get Kids Going! works with. The Paralympics has helped to see people regardless of disability and David is as the forefront of that.
H&T Pawnbrokers has been a big part of the fund raising efforts that Get Kids Going! work hard for.
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