Appeal to find missing woman in Ham
Police are urgently trying to trace a vulnerable woman who’s missing in Ham.
24 year old Mary Gilmore was last seen at the Cassel hospital earlier.
She’s white about 5 foot 4, with short blonde hair that’s shaved at the back and sides.
She’s wearing a khaki coat and blue leggings and is carrying a satchel.
She’s known to go to the Kingston area and any-one with any information should call 999.
Source: Twickenham police – CAD number 6157 posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm
Pics Of Riot Suspect Published
Eighteen months on from the 2011 summer riots and Wandsworth Police has issued a photo of a man they want in connection with the disorder in Croydon and Wandsworth on 8 August that year.
The image comes from hours of cctv footage that the operation Withern Team at Croydon has been working through.
If you recognise the man you can contact Crimestoppers - which is completely anonymous and independent from police - on 0800 555 111quoting reference 114818.
Helicopter Crash Funeral
The funeral of the pilot who crashed a helicopter into a crane in Vauxhall will take place later today.
50 year old Peter Barnes died along with pedestrian Mathew Wood from Sutton in the accident last month.
Mr Wood’s funeral will take place next Friday.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm
Missing Addlestone Woman Found
A pregnant woman who went missing from her home in Addlestone has been found safe and well.
Thirty One year old Ewa Czerepowicz was found in Sunbury this morning. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm
Youth Club in Epsom Celebrates 35 Years
A youth club promoting the integration of people with and without disabilities is celebrating its 35th birthday.
Epsom & Ewell PHAB Club involves children of all abilities in a variety of activities: sport, arts & crafts, music, drama as well as day trips and activity holidays.
Previous members of the Club include Paralympian David Weir.
Julia Giles is one of the leaders: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Cycling extravaganza coming to Surrey
The world's largest cycling festival will take place in London this summer.
Mayor Boris Johnson will take part in the 100-mile race, starting from the Olympic Park and ending in Surrey.
It's taking place at the beginning of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm
Rogue Trader promises to behave
Rogue Trader Gareth Walker has been persuaded to sign a form promising not to rip off customers – or face being dragged through the courts.
The 37-year-old builder of Primrose Close, Wallington, who traded as Dragon Build, was made to sign a formal undertaking by Sutton Council after being named and shamed on Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders show in September.
Investigations by the council’s own Trading Standards team unearthed evidence that between June 2010 and October 2012 Mr Walker, of Primrose Close, Wallington, was involved in around £200,000 of work that was either unsatisfactory or incomplete.
One victim, Lyndsay MacEwen of Worcester Park who paid Mr Walker £100,000, told investigators there was, ‘no way we would allow him on site again’, adding, ‘he is a liar and a crook’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Statement from Surrey County Council on death of pensioner
Police have started an investigation into the death of a pensioner left without care, in her own home, for nine days.
81 year old Gloria Foster from Banstead was found dehydrated and starving - after the company that provided her care, CareFirst 24 in Sutton, was shut down suddenly by border agency officials.
David Hodge is the leader of Surrey County Council.
Tributes to a Freeman of Merton
Councillors in Merton will tonight pay tribute to a former deputy leader.
Danny Connellan died this week after 23 years' public service.
An Honorary Freeman of the Borough, the 83-year-old was best known for his success in arranging to relocate Tooting and Mitcham Football Club.
He stood down in 2006, having represented residents of Figges Marsh. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm
Night Bus Call For Carshalton
MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, says he’ll press TfL for a “fair deal” when it comes to night bus services for the area.
The N213 route was axed in 2009 when TfL argued it was underused.
But now there’s no transport links for those commuting outside standard working hours and those travelling at night.
London TravelWatch, an independent comsumer watchdog for London’s travelling public, says people’s safety is being put at risk and suggests extending the operating hours of the 154 route. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:58 am
Croydon Theft Sentences
A gang of youths have been sentenced at Croydon Crown Court, charged with dozens of major mobile phone thefts.
The 12 youths targeted branches of Carphone Warehouse, O2 and Vodafone stores all over London in a three month spree last Summer.
Top of the range handsets and tablets valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds were stolen from 45 separate stores.
Seven of the 12 can’t be identified because of their age. 6 of those are from Croydon while the other offenders, who are 18, are from Tooting Bec, Thronton Heath and Lambeth. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 am
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
New Addington murder investigation update
A neighbour of the grandmother of murdered Raynes Park schoolgirl Tia Sharp has been charged with wasting police time.
40-year-old Paul Meehan, from Croydon, will appear at before magistrates on February the 28th.
He lives near Tia's grandmother Christine Sharp in New Addington, whose boyfriend Stuart Hazell is due to stand trial for the 12-year-old's murder later this year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm
The case for a 12 billion pound cross-London rail scheme to open in the early 2030s has been put forward by business leaders.
Crossrail 2 would connect south-west and north-east London via a tunnel beneath the heart of the capital.
The line would take in areas such as Wimbledon, Kingston, Twickenham, Hackney, Islington, Tottenham, and Hertford East. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm
A homeless dog from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been given a new start in life thanks to a couple in Scotland, who made an 800 mile round trip to London to adopt him.
The German Spitz, named Benny, caught the eye of Murieston resident Jacqueline Fordyce who saw him on Battersea’s website and made the long drive south from the Edinburgh area to the world famous animal charity in Battersea to meet him.
Like 40% of Battersea dogs, four year old Benny was brought into the Home by his owners as they could no longer care for him. He was at the charity for 100 days – over twice the average stay for dogs – before finding his dream Scottish home.
Battersea takes in around 6,000 dogs and 3,000 cats every year, and rehomes all over the UK. If you can offer a home to a Battersea animal please contact 020 7622 3626 or click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Sudden arrival in Carshalton
A baby girl is doing well at home in Sutton after making a very swift entry into the World on January the 28th
7.5lbs Mukei Choi arrived suddenly in the car park of St Helier hospital after her mother went into labour in the car.
To hear the interview in full stay tuned to 107.8 Radio Jackie
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
Kingston 6,000 Year Old Find
A team of Archaeologists from Kingston University have excavated a 19th century garden in Surbiton, at a former waterworks site on campus.
They identified the garden and found fragments of pottery, clay smoking pipes and some metal tags,
That may reveal names of people growing food in the area during World War II.
The team even managed to spot flint that could possibly be the remains of a tool, which may be over 6,000 years old. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am
South West London Police Stations Rarely Visited
Police stations in South West London are visited on average only about twice an hour.
According to the Evening Standard the figures will give a boost to plans to close many stations.
London Mayor, Boris Johnson says that 65 stations could close to save money.
The Standard revealed that Wandsworth’s 5 stations had the lowest number of customers with an average of just 1.22 visitors an hour.
Figures for the rest of our area:
Lambeth ; 1.98
Kensington; 1.44 posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 am
Developers looking for new opportunities need look no further than the Leatherhead Bypass.
Mole Valley Council and Merton College are in the process of finding sites along the busy road that could be overhauled.
Those interested would need to clarify how their development ideas would bring more people to Leatherhead as well as provide housing and employment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 am
The treat was all part of a competition run on Radio Jackie Breakfast.
Five youngsters got to take their whole class to the screening before it goes on general release later this week.
The winning schools were Corona Theatre School in Hampton, Cheam Common Junior School in Worcester Park, Coombe Hill Junior School in New Malden, Bishop Perrin in Whitton and Cuddington Community in Worcester Park.
Here’s what some of the lucky winners had to say after the event.
Sutton Council’s Customer Services rated ‘Excellent’ for the 15th year
A year of hard work and innovation has seen Sutton Council’s Customer Services team retain their excellent rating for the 15th year running.
The Customer Service Excellence standard, which is monitored by the Cabinet Office, checks that services meet the Five Es – efficient, effective, excellent, equitable and empowering – and always put residents’ needs first.
Research has shown that customers value timeliness, information, professionalism and staff attitude above all else and the assessor checks these as a priority while also looking at developing customer insight, understanding the user’s experience and robust measurement of service satisfaction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am
Man faces court over Isleworth muder
A 23-year-old man will appear in court today charged with the murder of Darryl McClymont in Isleworth.
The 23-year-old, from Neasden, was stabbed last month.
Richard Relvas will face Croydon Magistrates Court.
He’s the fourth person to be charged in connection with the murder.
Today saw the start of the new Rugby Super League season.
London Broncos suffered a 28-14 home defeat at the Twickenham Stoop against Widnes Vikings.
The Broncos made a disappointing start to their Super League campaign with an error-strewn performance against a tough Widnes side. But missing their major signings, Kevin Brown and Gareth Hock, they more than made up for it with hard work, determination and commitment.
The home side had their chances but just couldn't take them until the contest was effectively over.
A late rally, when they scored 14 points in seven minutes, will give head coach Tony Rea something to work with, but the loss of David Howell with a broken arm and Craig Gower with a groin injury will have added to his problems.
Rea admitted his side made too many errors. "There was a concentration issue" he said. "Dealing with the emotion of the game is the bit we probably got wrong. There was a different expectation on that game compared to what the place has been used to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 pm
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