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Friday, 15 March 2013

#chesneychallenge update



He may have finished his mammoth Comic Relief Challenge, but James Beckley is still reaping the rewards.

The medical records manager at Epsom Hospital has raised over £1,000 for the cause by listening to his favourite song the 1991 hit The One and Only by Chesney Hawkes on loop since 7 o'clock last night.

That's 444 times.



He finished just before the live Comic Relief show started tonight.

James did so well that he was even able to meet his hero when Mr Hawkes paid him a visit during his challenge at Epsom Hospital today - although he couldn't remove the headphones.

James told Jackie News he was mostly concerned about what ''the wife'' would say, as some of his challenge was undertaken at home.

James has well and truly beaten his £450 target - but to add to it, find the hash tag #chesneychallenge on Twitter.

Here he is speaking to Jackie News before his challenge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 pm  

Man Charged With Murder in Streatham
A 42-year-old man’s been charged with the murder of a child in Streatham.

The 3-year-old boy was taken to St George’s Hospital where he died on Monday evening, of multiple injuries.

The accused is remanded in custody until next Tuesday when he’ll appear at Woolwich Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Hip Hip Hooray
One of the country's oldest employees has celebrated his 90th birthday - with another day at work.

Albert Billington's colleagues at B&Q in Bristol treated him to a ride in a vintage Bentley to get him to work for a birthday treat.

Mr Billington, who left B&Q Sutton when he was 80, has worked for the company more than 23 years and is currently employed as a store greeter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

#ChesneyChallenge
A supervisor at Epsom Hospital is gearing up to start his mammoth Comic Relief Day Challenge tonight.

James Beckley will listen to the number one hit The One and Only by Chesney Hawks on loop for 24 hours . . . that’s 444 times.

He’ll start his feat at 7 o’clock finishing when the live programme starts tomorrow night.

James has already raised over £800 smashing his original £450 goal.

James will get to meet his idol when he visits Epsom hospital tomorrow to check on his progress.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

Could Surbiton provide the first female Pope one day?


Pope Francis has visited Rome's main Basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary. He’s due to hold his first mass as Pope this evening.

Thousands around the World gathered to watch as white smoke billowed out of the Sistine Chapel last night marking his selection.

One of those was Ann Haydon, Principal of Surbiton High School.

We caught up with her earlier to get her feelings on this moment in history - and whether she'd like to see a woman in the top job.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Double fatality on A3 between Hook and Esher
Two people have died on the A3 this morning.

It’s believed a man jumped from a bridge in Long Ditton on the Northbound side of the A3.

While emergency services were at the scene, there was separate fatal accident involving a parked ambulance and a motorcyclist on the Southbound stretch.

Two air ambulances, one from Surrey and one from London were called in.

Police say the A3 is likely to be closed for several hours between Esher and Hook.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Heathrow rally taking flight


Eight MPs have confirmed they will join Boris Johnson at the planned mega rally opposing Heathrow expansion.

People are being asked to gather in Barn Elms Playing Fields in Mortlake for one hour only on the morning of Saturday April the 27th.

It’s hoped the mass turnout will help persuade the Government to ditch plans to expand the airport once and for all.

Zac Goldsmith is one MP who will be there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Well wishers continue to support injured rugby player
The parents of a City worker left fighting for life after being hit by a falling telegraph pole in high winds in Wandsworth say he’s a “fighter” and are praying for him to pull through.

Nick Fletcher was yards from home on Monday evening when strong winds of up to 50mph brought down the telegraph pole.

The 27 year old is an amateur rugby player with London Cornish.

Director of rugby and head coach Dickon Moon says everyone at the club wishes him well.

A joint police and Health and Safety Executive investigation has been launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Woman injured in crash
A woman’s been injured after her car was in collision with a bus in Mitcham.

It happened on London Road shortly before 8 o'clock this morning.

It’s believed the 58-year-old had collapsed at the wheel before the accident.

She was treated for minor injuries and taken to St Helier Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Richmond's residents asked to take action
People in Richmond are being asked to dispose of their rubbish properly to stop it becoming a food source for foxes.

Residents are being told to secure their waste securely in time for collection day.

The council says foxes will happily rip plastic bags and the mess left behind is both unsightly and costly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Cameron gets a grilling

David Cameron has been quizzed over health reforms in West London during Prime Ministers question time.

MP for Hammersmith Andy Slaughter



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Woking Assault Charges

Four men have been charged in connection with a serious assault that took place in Woking at the weekend.

Two men in their twenties were attacked as they got into a taxi on The Broadway at around 2.30am on Saturday.

Three of the four men charged with various types of assault are from Addlestone:

Twenty four year old Charles Knight and 26 year old Stephen Knight both from Emley Road & Joseph Keyes who’s 27 and from Rowhurst Avenue.

The fourth man is 24 year old Stuart Mutlow from Bridge Wharf in Chertsey.

All four appeared have been released on bail until the next court hearing on May the 7th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Bus stop teething problems in Richmond rectified by Council
Richmond Council has listened to the views of residents and visitors and swiftly moved bus stops outside the station due to safety concerns.

As major works to Richmond Town Centre gradually come to an end as part of a £1.5million programme, concerns were raised about the initial placement of bus stops opposite the station due to people alighting from the bus and crossing the road directly to the station, rather than walking to the designated crossing.

Noting the safety concerns, Richmond Council says it immediately worked with TfL to move the stops much closer to the designated cross, to improve convenience for bus passengers and ensure the safety of those on foot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Parents reminded to check their eligibility for free child-care
Richmond Council is reminding parents of two year old children in the borough that they may be eligible for 15 hours of free childcare from September this year.

Following a trial in pilot areas last September, the scheme, which promises good quality and flexible child-care, will be rolled out across the country to eligible children following their second birthday.

To be eligible, children must meet nationally set criteria and be registered with their local Children’s Centre.

For further information please contact: the Family Information Service, your local children’s centre, health visitor or other professional.

Alternatively, contact Richmond Council’s Early Years team on 020 8831 6267 or email fis@richmond.gov.uk or visit www.richmond.gov.uk/fis
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

New skate park for Shepperton
A new skatepark costing £135,000 is opening in Shepperton this Saturday.

It's been designed by young people in Shepperton and also includes a multi-use sports facility.

The funding was provided by Spelthorne Council and also Surrey County Coucil.

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony from Spelthorne Mayor Robin Sider will take place at noon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Perfect partner needed
The Post Office is looking for a retail partner to run its office in Raynes Park.

People in the area have been worried about the future of the post office in Amity Grove.

West Barnes Lib Dem Cllr Iain Dysart wrote to the Post Office which confirmed that although it is looking for a commercial partner, there will still be a site in the area.

They also said that any changes would be put to a public consultation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Sutton Burglary Warning

Elderly residents in Sutton are being warned about a recent spate of distraction burglaries.

The latest incident happened last Friday, when a 78 year old woman was tricked into letting a man into her home on Ridge Road.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Corrigan tells Radio Jackie any information relating to the crimes could be useful.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Huhne waking up to life in prison
Former minister Chris Huhne has spent his first night in prison - the start of an eight month sentence for perverting the course of justice.

He will serve his time at Wandsworth prison.

His ex-wife Vicky Price also got the same jail term for taking his speeding points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Fire in derelict pub
Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict pub on Norbury Road in Thorton Heath yesterday afternoon.

A small part of the ground floor was damaged in the blaze but no one was injured.

The Brigade was called just before 3pm and the fire was under control by 3.40pm

The cause of the fire is under investigation by LFB and the Metropolitan Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am  

Tolworth Disruption 'Minimal'

People worried about the works due to start on Tolworth Broadway, are being told disruption should be minimal.

The council’s 3 million pound regeneration Greenway scheme starts next week. It’ll last approximately six months.

During that time, the central barriers will be removed, pavements widened and lighting improved.

But a council spokesman says resurfacing is not due to take place until the end of August and the route will only be closed for two nights
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Croydon Used As 'Guinea Pig'

The work and pensions secretary has denied that Croydon Council is being treated like a “guinea pig”.

Iain Duncan Smith was responding to comments from Tottenham MP David Lammy about a pilot scheme to cap benefits in four London boroughs.

Household benefits have been capped at 26-thousand pounds a year for Croydon, Haringey, Bromley and Enfield.

Mr Duncan-Smith says he thinks it will be “a tremendous success story”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am  

Monday, 11 March 2013

Two Attacked In Woking

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were seriously assaulted during an unprovoked attack in Woking.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Broadway.

Two men were trying to get into a taxi when they were attacked by a group of 4.

Both victims suffered head and facial injuries during the attack.

Four men arrested in connection with the investigation remain in custody.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Plans continue in Tolworth upgrade
The face of Tolworth will change forever on Tuesday March the 19th.

The barriers that have blighted the Broadway for many years are finally coming down.

It’s all part of the council’s £3 million regeneration plan to upgrade the route.

Business owners are being invited to join in with the removal, taking place at 10am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Name change for popular charity
The Landirani Trust is soon to be renamed African Vision Malawi.

The move has been made to help assist with wider recognition and fundraising.

The Charities Commission has approved the new name and it will start using it from April the 1st. The new website address will be www.africanvision.org.uk

In Malawi the charity will continue to be known as the Landirani Trust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Richmond Flights To Divert Over Windsor

According to plans drawn up by the Department of Transport Heathrow intends to divert hundreds of night flights away from the homes of residents in west London.

However according to the Daily Mail the quieter nights in Richmond and Hounslow will mean more noise for thousands living in the Windsor area, including the Queen.

Under the plan there could be an extra 1-thousand-700 night flights over Windsor Castle which will begin at 4am.

Windsor MP Adam Afriyie has called on residents to oppose the plan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Illegal Hounslow Housing

Hounslow Council has set up a team to tackle the blight of illegal dwellings that are built and let out as residential accommodation.

They’ve warned rogue letting agents that they could be prosecuted for advertising illegal backyard dwellings.

The council is currently working to identify suspected properties where outbuildings have been illegally converted into residential use.

More than 100 letting agents have been contacted urging them not to market illegal developments built without planning permission.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

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