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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Mum from Croydon fails to hit the right note with Jessie J

A young mum of two from Croydon is through to the next round of the BBC's talent show The Voice after being picked for Tom Jones' team.

25 year old Cherelle Basquine wowed the welsh crooner with her voice alone in the fifth round of the blind auditions tonight.

However, the young mum failed to impress the only female judge Jessie J with her rendition of Cheryl Cole's hit Call My Name.

It wasn't her singing that came in for scrutiny. When asked for her thoughts on the performance, the Price Tag singer said of Cherelle's diction, My mum drummed it in my mind when I was young. Fink is think. It's not fink, it's think. It was after she mispronounced the word on numerous occasions during the song.

It didn't seem to bother Sir Tom though, who said the problem could be worked on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm  

More Young Enterprise success for Sutton Grammar
Sutton Grammar School once again produced the winners of the Best Overall Company award in this year’s Sutton and Merton Area’s Young Enterprise Awards Evening.

Altitude - a team who have produced a technology-driven wristband for leisure use they call a Grip – scooped the award in the face of fierce competition from six other young teams – three from Merton and three from Sutton.

One of the judges, David Barber of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sutton, confirmed that the overall level of achievement was extremely high: ‘We had real difficulty in reaching unanimity, such was the high standard of all the teams who reached the final this year,’ he said, ‘though we all agreed we had rewarded true vision and innovation.'

Through the current academic year companies, comprising students aged 15-19 years old, from schools across both boroughs have been developing a product or service and selling and marketing it to test its viability, as a priceless exercise in entrepreneurship prior to entering the real World of Work.

The area final brings together the most promising of these young enterprises.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Jo does personal best and helps raise money for charity


A member of staff from the Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC) at Epsom Hospital is on course to raise £2,500 after running the London Marathon last weekend.

Jo Wilkinson is a service manager at the internationally recognised EOC – the UK’s largest hip and knee replacement centre – and for the second year running she took part in the capital’s 26.2 mile race, raising money for research at the centre.

The emotionally charged occasion – coming just six days after the terrorist attacks on the Boston Marathon in America – was the ‘hardest thing I have ever had to do’, said Jo.

But Jo said it was the thought of all the patients she hopes to help through raising money for research at the EOC, which kept her going.

Jo now hopes to reach her target of £2,500 and if you want to sponsor her you can make a donation at: www.justgiving.com/EOCmarathon2013. Every penny raised will be used for further research into hip and knee replacements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

SW London's residents say ''No'' to Heathrow expansion


London's Mayor Boris Johnson, joined a host of cross party MPs including Richmond Park's MP Zac Goldsmith [pictured], this morning, for what was billed as the biggest anti - Heathrow expansion rally London has ever seen.

Hundreds gathered at Barn Elms Playing fields in Mortlake to protest against expanding the West London airport.

Before the event, Zac said: "This an opportunity for everyone living under the Heathrow flight path to come together and make clear their opposition to further expansion. We have done so in previous campaigns, and we will keep doing it until this Government gets the message. I want Ministers to be left in no doubt that if they give expansion a green light, they will face a campaign on a truly massive scale."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Friday, 26 April 2013

19 year old jailed for Sutton knifepoint robberies
A 19 year old man has been jailed for six years for carrying out six knifepoint robberies in Sutton.

Edson Masadza threatened to stab his victims if they didn’t hand over their mobile phones and wallets.

He pleaded guilty to the offences at Croydon Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Wallington Paralympic hero honoured
Paralympic hero David Weir is to be presented with an Inspirational Performance Award tonight.

The Wallington wheelchair athlete will be given the award at a special ceremony at Surrey’s cricket ground The Oval.

Weir, who won four gold’s at London 2012, is also being recognised for setting up the Weir Archer Academy.

The training facility at Kingsmeadow aims to inspire a new generation of athletes with a disability.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Missing Woking Man Found
A man missing from Woking has been found safe and well.

48 year old Paul Pantlin hadn't been seen for a week.

He returned to an address in the town last night.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Police step up patrols in Hersham
Police have increased patrols following a suspicious incident involving a teenage girl on her way to school in Hersham this morning.

The girl was walking along Primrose Road at around 8 when a man in a vehicle stopped and asked her for directions.

When she refused and starting walking away the man grabbed at her clothing.

The girl ran away and reported the incident to her school.

The man is described as being of mixed race, aged in his late 40's, of slim build, with dark freckles or liver spots to his face and large ears.

He was driving a dark green vehicle, which is believed to have four doors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Fire at Wandsworth Prison
There’s been a small fire at Wandsworth prison.

An inmate set fire to his cell.

The prisoner suffered smoke inhalation and was treated by medics at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Missing people found in Balham and Kingston
A man from Balham who went missing has been found safe and well.

80 year old Fitz Collamore had disappeared from St Michael's Church on Cobham Close near Wandsworth Common on Monday.

Meanwhile, another man missing from Kingston has also been found safe and well.

55 year old Tony Bradley had disappeared on Tuesday afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm  

Sutton Employment Boost

Recent Figures have been released showing that unemployment in Sutton and Cheam is falling.

People claiming job seekers allowance in the borough is down this month to 2.7% according to the Office for National Statistics.

MP for the area Paul Burstow says the figures show that 'Sutton is resilient and hard working and that is paying off'.

Sutton and Cheam is now ranked 530th out 650 constituencies for unemployment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Kingston Man Missing

Police are appealing for information in tracing a man missing from Kingston.

55-year-old Tony Bradley was last seen yesterday afternoon in the York Road area.

He’s white 5 feet 9 inches tall and of a slim build with greyish brown hair.

He was wearing a blue polo shirt, black track bottoms and a black Helly Hansen jacket with reflectors.

If you’ve seen Tony please call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Parliament To Discuss Battersea Hunger Striker

A debate about the case of Shaker Aamer, the last British man held in Guantanemo Bay, is being held in Westminster Hall this morning.

It’s in response to an e-petition to the government calling for his release, which passed the 100,000 signatures needed to ask for a debate in Parliament.

Aamer, whose family lives in Battersea, has been held at the American military base in Cuba for over 11 years now.

He is on hunger strike along with over 80 other prisoners, and has now gone 71 days without food.

Joy Hurcombe from the Save Shaker group says they hope the debate will get the attention of the US government.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Council Resignations

The future of a radical plan to combine the services at three Tory councils has been questioned following the resignations of their chief executives.

Derek Myers head of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham and Mike More, Westminster’s chief officer both announced yesterday they would quit later this year.

They pushed for the implementation of the plan in 2011 to combine services to save millions of pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Balham Man Missing

A vulnerable pensioner from Balham is missing this morning.

Eighty year old Fitz Collamore Police suffers from dementia and diabetes.

He was last seen at lunchtime yesterday at St Michael's Church on Cobham Close near Wandsworth Common.

Mr Collamore is black, slim and 5ft 6 tall.

He was wearing a beige coloured jacket, green jumper, light coloured trousers and a brown checked flat cap.

If you’ve seen him or know where he is then let Wandsworth CID know.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Addlestone Fire

Runnymede Council is praising fire fighters after a blaze in an Addlestone tower block was swiftly brought under control.

The fire broke out on a third floor balcony at Surrey Towers on Saturday morning.

The homes were quickly evacuated and nobody was hurt.

Residents who were displaced by the fire have been found temporary accommodation in a hotel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Surrey Energy Scheme

More than 11,000 people have signed up for an energy switching scheme in Surrey.

Surrey County Council set up a collective last year with the aim of using the buying power of thousands of residents to bid for lower prices.

Suppliers were selected earlier this month in an auction which SCC said would save Surrey residents just over half a million pounds.

Surrey is linked with more than 60 other councils in the deal.

People who have signed up are being notified of the final details and will have until early May to decide whether to complete the deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Cheam Raid Arrests

Three illegal workers have been arrested after a raid on a restaurant in Cheam.

Police went to the Royal China on London Road last Saturday.

Two Chinese men, aged twenty-two and twenty-three, had overstayed their visas whilst a third, aged thirty-nine entered Britain illegally.

They will now stay in immigration detention whilst awaiting deportation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

Monday, 22 April 2013

Hounslow Business Success

Hounslow is one of Britain’s best places for ambitious businesses to invest according to a latest study.

Research and strategy consultancy Local Futures says the west London borough is the fourth best out of 3-hundred-and-25 local authorities in its economic score.
The study reveals that Hounslow is placed in the top 20 percent in the country in several key indicators vital for businesses to flourish.

They include high productivity levels and a strong business and enterprise culture.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Leatherhead Fundraiser

A community band in Leatherhead are launching a single today to raise money for the elderly.

Working with The Beeches Care home, The Anchor community Band has written a song featuring some of the older residents.

Money raised from sales will go to the charity, 'Contact the elderly,' who help to combat loneliness and social isolation for people over seventy five.

The launch party is open to the public and will be held today at the Beeches Care home between 2:30 and 5pm.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Richmond Referendum

From today registered voters in Richmond will receive a ballot card for the local referendum on the future of Heathrow Airport.

It’s hoped that residents will have their say on the proposal for a third runway as well as increasing flights in and out of the airport.

Richmond Council has organised a number of information events around the borough to help residents make an informed decision.

There’ll be a number of information stalls and a large Question Time event next month.

The first stall will be on King Street in Twickenham tomorrow from 10am.

All the details are available at the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Hanwell Hit And Run

A woman remains in hospital this morning in a serious but stable condition following a ‘fail to stop’ collision in Hanwell on Saturday.

The incident happened in Clock Tower Mews at about 7:10pm when the 44-year-old woman was hit by a black Mercedes which had been reversing.

She sustained serious leg and pelvic injuries.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

He’s been bailed to return on a date in July.

Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

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