Surrey residents offered help with boilers
There’s help for Surrey residents who need to repair or replace their boiler, but don’t have the cash.
Action Surrey will install a free gas condensing boiler for people who own or privately rent their home and have a G rated boiler -- if they are in receipt of certain benefits.
To find out if you could qualify, go to www.actionsurrey.org for more information. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 am
Surrey looks at reducing overcrowding on trains
Overcrowding on Surrey’s trains is to be reviewed after the 7.32 am Woking to London train was found to be one of the most over filled trains in England.
The Department of Transport found that service was carrying 64 percent more people than its maximum capacity of passengers.
Surrey County Council is looking at ways to reduce overcrowding by increasing capacity and using longer trains.
It will also be studying rail access to Heathrow and Gatwick and signalling technology. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am
Jail for robbery attempt near Heathrow
Ten men have been sentenced to a combined total of 60 years in jail after pleading guilty to conspiring to commit a robbery.
Among them, Christopher Coy and John Roberts from Staines were given 6 years each in jail and Alistair Slark from Wraysbury received a sentence of 6 and a half years when they came before Kingston Crown Court.
The gang was arrested as they gathered in several vehicles, some which were stolen, in possession of CS gas, cable ties,and radios while wearing balaclavas and gloves.
It’s believed they were about to carry out a robbery near Heathrow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am
Friday, 4 January 2013
Survey In Favour Of Third Runway
According to an Ipsos Mori poll more than two-thirds of the bosses of the UK’s top companies are in favour of a third runway at Heathrow.
The annual industry survey also revealed that 95 percent of the top bosses interviewed want to see an increase in Britain’s overall airport capacity. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm
Sutton MP On Winter Fuel Payment
David Cameron has rejected calls to means-test winter fuel payments.
A report from ex-care minister & Sutton MP Paul Burstow says targeting the allowance would help pay for long-delayed reforms.
But the Prime Minister says he's sticking to an election pledge not to cut state help for pensioners. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am
Police investigating a domestic dispute in Chertsey are urging a man who intervened to contact them.
Officers say a man and woman had a verbal argument at about 3:15pm near the Sainsbury supermarket in Heriot Road on Tuesday.
The passer-by who tried to intervene was then punched in the face.
The attacker is alleged to have grabbed the woman by her hair and dragged her along the pavement.
Officers say they’d also like to speak to two other men who sat with the woman. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am
Feltham's MP wants more support for women in business
A scheme which offers young entrepreneurs loans of up to 2-and-a-half thousand pounds is to be expanded.
The government also announced yesterday that an extra 30-million pounds will be injected into the scheme.
But Labour MP for Feltham and Heston Seema Malhotra has accused the government of not doing enough to help women launch their own businesses.
She’ll launch a pilot scheme in her constituency next month in an effort to mentor women looking to start their own businesses. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am
Thursday, 3 January 2013
A dean at Kingston's University has received a prestigious prize recognizing her lifetime's work.
Edith Sim has devoted over 30 years to researching enzymes that help the body absorb drugs.
Her work has implications for the treatment of breast cancer and infectious diseases like tuberculosis.
The Professor was awarded the prize from the British Pharmacological Society. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm
Epsom ASBO Breach
A man from Epsom has been charged with breaching his Anti-Social Behaviour Order.
Leonard Young who lives on Gatley Avenue was given the ASBO in November.
Under its conditions he’s prohibited from, amongst other things: behaving in a manner either verbally or physically which is likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress or being drunk in any public place.
The 42 year old has been bailed to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates Court on 11 January 2013. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Puppies face tough start to New Year
With no food or water and filthy coats, the 12 week old English Bull Terrier cross puppies were trapped inside a small box and were very scared and cold.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Centre Manager Kaye Mughal explains: We found the puppies in a small plastic box by our gate, so they were clearly dumped deliberately. Given the timing we’re worried they were bred as Christmas presents by someone looking to make a quick buck, but when they failed to sell they were disposed of. Dumping animals without food or water near a busy main road could have disastrous consequences, but thankfully we found these pups quickly, and they’re now recovering from their ordeal.
Discovered just hours before the dawn of 2013, Battersea staff decided to name them Midnight, Big Ben, Chimes, Bubbles and Fizz.
Between Christmas Eve and the 1st of January, the charity’s three centres received 96 dogs and 52 cats. They included 11 cats and 36 dogs at Battersea Old Windsor, half of which were strays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm
Family devastated at loss
A junior trader from Purley shot dead during a New Year's Eve celebration in Thailand has been described as ambitious and well liked.
It's understood a Thai man has admitted killing 22 year old Stephen Ashton in a resort bar on the island of Koh Phangan.
His family say they are devastated at their loss.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm
Police appeal for man to come forward over Uxbridge crash
Police have released an image of a man they’d like to speak to in relation to a serious road collision in Uxbridge.
A woman had to be cut from her car after the incident on Sunday evening, which also involved a blue Honda Civic.
The people in the Honda fled the scene – while she remains in a critical condition in hospital. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm
Police have recovered the vehicle of a man who was murdered in Isleworth on Saturday night.
23-year-old Darryl McClymont, from Isleworth, was stabbed in Ferney Meade Way.
His silver Mazda 3 was located in south London.
Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses and information.
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