Rhino fundraiser offered BBQ lesson by fire crews
London Fire Brigade is offering to give fire safety advice to a barbecue-a-day fundraiser after pictures of him cooking caused concern.
Matt Hartley, from Wimbledon, plans to have a barbecue every day for a year in a bid to raise funds to adopt a rhino.
Pictures in the press showed Matt cooking under a gazebo which is a huge fire risk as the heat from a barbecue can easily catch the flammable material alight.
Fire crews from Wimbledon are inviting Matt to visit them for a unique lesson in barbecue safety.
If he attends and takes the Brigade’s advice firefighters have promised to sponsor him in his fundraising efforts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
New Malden murder update
A man has admitted hiding the body of businesswoman Carole Waugh in a lock-up garage in New Malden last year.
41 year old Rakesh Bhayani pleaded guilty to concealing her death and body at a hearing this lunchtime.
But Bhayani, and another man, Nicholas Kutner ,who’s 48, deny her murder. They’ll stand trial in October.
The oil executive was reported missing on May the 7th. Her body was found three months later in a garage off Lime Grove in New Malden. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm
Two men in court over New Malden murder
Two men are due in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in New Malden.
Carole Waugh, who lived in Marylebone, was discovered dead in a garage in Lime Grove in August last year.
41 year old Rakesh Bhayani and Nicholas Kutner who’s 48, will enter pleas after being charged with murdering the 50 year old oil executive.
The two are also accused of fraud. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Inquest rules in Fulham woman's death
The family of a young woman who fell to her death after a night of heavy drinking, has spoken of their loss.
20 year old Grace Granville lost her balance and fell over the bannisters of the flat where she lived in Fulham in March.
The inquest into her death this week heard how she was at the top level of alcohol intoxication when she died. The next level is a coma.
The youngster was pronounced dead after being taken to St George’s in Tooting. The inquest ruled a verdict of accidental death. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
Gloriana in boating accident
The Queen’s Jubilee Row barge the Gloriana has had a run in with Kew Bridge.
The one million pound vessel crashed into the structure last night after its engine broke down and it began to drift uncontrollably.
An RNLI crew tried to redirect it, but it ended up colliding with the bridge instead.
The Crown was knocked off, and the gilded wooden carvings that run along her side have also been extensively damaged according to witnesses.
The boat was due to appear at a special coronation regatta this weekend.
Photo courtesy of @MyNameIsDelme
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm
Debenhams is urging the high street to get real.
The department store has banned the use of the airbrush in promotional photos.
The retailer has stores throughout South West London and Surrey including in Wimbledon, Sutton and Hounslow.
A spokesman told us their designers are no longer using camera trickery, and they are urging other retailers to follow suit. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm
Murder Kingston Update
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of another man in Kingston on Monday.
44 year old Andrew Nichols was remanded in custody following this morning’s appearance at the Old Bailey.
He’s accused of stabbing 28 year old Colin Bolton at an address in the Kingsnympton estate.
He spoke only to confirm his name at the hearing and will appear in court again for a plea hearing on August the 28th. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm
By election to be held in Beverley Ward
A by - election is to be held on July the 25th following the resignation of Kingston Council Leader Derek Osbourne.
The Lib Dem quit following his arrest on Tuesday on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.
The role is currently being performed by Deputy Council Leader Liz Green.
Mr Osbourne has been bailed until August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm
Kingston is getting ready to bloom again.
The annual Kingston in bloom Festival is back. It's a chance for residents to show off their gardening skills.
Prizes are awarded to the best gardens in the borough in seven categories.
To nominate yourself, or your neighbour before the July 24th deadline, click hereposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Infant school rated outstanding in every category by Ofsted
Staff and students at St Elphege’s RC Infant School in Wallington are celebrating after achieving an outstanding rating in their recent Ofsted inspection. This rating is the highest possible grade from Ofsted.
Ofsted breaks down its inspections into five categories – overall effectiveness, achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management – and the school was ranked as outstanding in each category.
Headteacher Frances Hawkes said: Everyone is delighted with this report which is a tribute to the hard work of staff, children, governors and parents.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
Cruicial meeting held
A decision on the future of services at Epsom and St Helier hospitals has been delayed until after the summer.
The team behind the controversial Better Services Better Value Review issued the statement earlier today.
The team proposed putting plans to downgrade units, including A&E and maternity the sites, out to consultation - this proposal was backed by GPs.
It’s thought today’s decision was made so residents, usually on holiday over the summer, will be able to take part in any consultation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Have you got what it takes to Walk the Walk?
Stars from the BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing are heading to Battersea Park on Sunday 30th June, for The SunWalk London organised by Woking-based breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.
Anton and Erin, Nicole and Matthew and Darren and Lilia will be holding exclusive “Dance the Dance” workshops, with fans able to meet and chat with the stars at the end of each show.
You can also go to the website to sign up for one of three Power Walking challenges – 5k, 10k or Half Marathon.
Mayor of Sutton Sean Brennan congratulated Lloyd’s TSB staff in Sutton High Street for their vigilance in preventing a 48-year-old customer from withdrawing £16,000 to pay for minor building work.
Staff at the bank became suspicious after the customer explained the money was to pay for builders who had cold-called at his home on the A217 in North Cheam just two days earlier in May.
The builder’s verbal estimate covered some roofing work, which should have cost only a fraction of the amount being charged.
The bank called police and PC Simon Curzon spoke to the customer and the builders. The customer’s savings are still in his account and the builders have not returned.
Presenting the bank with a commendation certificate today, the Mayor said bank staff had set an excellent example of how banks are working with the police and council to keep Sutton safe.
The certificate marks the success of the ‘banking protocols’ - a partnership agreement between banks, police and Trading Standards to protect customers from unscrupulous traders and fraudsters.
The banking protocols were launched in Sutton Town Centre and have since been extended to Worcester Park and North Cheam.
The scheme is currently being extended to Cheam Village where all banks there are due to have been visited by police and Trading Standards by the end of this week.
A roll-out to Wallington Town Centre is scheduled shortly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm
Village newsletters go digital in Richmond
Residents in the borough can now get the latest news about their area via their Richmond Account following the launch of the new village e-newsletters.
In the All in One and last resident surveys, respondents said that they wanted to be kept more informed about the work of the Council and specifically how it impacts their local area.
Last year the Council launched a series of Village Newsletters which were printed and sent to each household in the borough.
Not only do the newsletters contain information from the Council, but importantly they showcase what work is being carried out by local community groups or individuals and let people know about how they can get involved.
The first three editions were sent in paper format and they have now been moved online and sent via email to nearly 25,000 residents who have signed up to a Richmond Account.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm
Council tenant in Egham evicted after persistent anti-social behaviour
64 year old James Edwards of School Lane was finally evicted from his council owned property on Friday May 31st after three and a half years of persistent anti-social behaviour.
The Council issued proceedings in North Surrey County Court and following a two-day trial, an order for possession was made in March. Possession was to be obtained within 42 days.
Complaints were received about a noise nuisance with Mr Edwards banging around in his property and coming and going throughout the early hours of the morning, keeping his neighbour awake for long periods of time.
This escalated to visitors calling at all times of the day and night, typically staying for short periods of time, though on a few occasions two particular individuals stayed for weeks at a time.
Surrey Police executed two search warrants at the property between November 2011 and January 2013.
Swabs taken from inside the property during the second warrant tested positive for Cocaine, Heroin and MDMA also known as ‘Ecstasy’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm
Tributes to legendary horse trainer
Legendary trainer Sir Henry Cecil died this morning aged 70.
He was responsible for Frankel, widely regarded as the greatest racehorse of all time, and had 25 British Classic winners to his name.
Cecil excelled with fillies, and trained six 1000 Guineas winners and eight Oaks victors, with his last Epsom heroine being Light Shift in 2007. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
UPDATE: Kingston Murder
A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Kingston last night.
Police were called to the Kingsnympton estate in Kingston Hill just after 6 o’clock.
The 28 year old, who is believed to have died from stab wounds, was pronounced dead at the scene.
He’s been unofficially named as electrical engineer Colin Bolton from Richmond.
A post mortem is taking place this afternoon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm
Film release Inspires NHS drive for young Blood
The NHS Blood and Transplant division are looking to recruit a new generation of blood givers following a steady decline in the number of young people coming forward.
They’ve teamed up with new cinema release, ‘World War Z’ to drive the initiative. It’s hoped that youngsters inspired by the film will be looking to do their bit in the fight for humanity and in their own small way…save the world!
Just one blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.
NHSBT needs 200,000 new registered donors each year to keep donor levels stable, as each year illness and other factors mean people take a break from donating. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
Hats off to the volunteers in Surrey
End of year statistics released by the crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers have revealed an impressive 1270 pieces of information were passed on to Surrey Police between April 2012 and March. This is an increase of 13.3% when compared with the previous year.
Various campaigns such as the recent “Rat on a Rat” Facebook advert, sponsored by the Police & Crime Commissioners office, have been launched in the county to help bring local criminals to justice. The Crimestoppers’ Surrey Committee is absolutely delighted by these results.
Twelve local volunteers currently play an integral role in engaging with local communities and spreading awareness of the charity and the anonymous reporting facility it provides to the public to pass on information about crime without revealing the callers identity. Yesterday the Crimestoppers’ Surrey Volunteer Committee met at Reigate Town Hall for their annual meeting and to celebrate another successful year.
With the charity celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, these statistics represent a continuing awareness and trust of Crimestoppers as both a charity, and an organisation that aids the fight against crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Most Deprived Area Of Surrey In Woking
The Maybury and Sheerwater areas of Woking are the most deprived in Surrey.
That’s according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation.
The reports look at a mixture of economic, social and housing issues in order to achieve a single deprivation score for an area.
As a result of the latest report, back in 2010, Woking Borough council is due to consult on a massive regeneration project for Sheewater. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm
New Haw company prosecuted for fly tipping building material at Addlestone Scout Hut
On Friday Mr Pasqualino Enzo Guarino (Director of PM Homes Ltd) and PM Homes Ltd, of Woodham Lane, New Haw pleaded guilty at North Surrey Magistrates’ Court to illegally dumping waste at the 1st/4th Addlestone Scout Hut, Spinney Hill in September 2012.
Mr Guarino and an unidentified male were recorded on the scout club’s CCTV dumping the waste material, which included corrugated cement roof sheets.
Mr Guarino and PM Homes Ltd also pleaded guilty to failing to supply Runnymede Borough Council with waste transfer notes for all waste handled by them in the course of their business between the 1st of July 2012 and 8th October 2012.
Mr Guarino was fined £150 plus Costs of £200 and £15 victim surcharge totalling £365. PM Homes Limited was fined £200 plus Costs of £200 and £15 victim surcharge totalling £415. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Appeal following daylight attempted robbery of woman in Weybridge
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery of a woman near Brooklands Industrial Estate in Weybridge.
The offence occurred during daylight hours, between 7.40pm and 8pm, last Friday at the junction of Wellington Way and Sopwith Drive.
The victim, a woman in her 30s, was walking along Wellington Way when she felt someone pull at her bag from behind.
She was then punched to the side of her head causing her to fall to the floor and kicked while on the ground. Her mobile phone was broken in the incident but nothing was stolen.
The victim has seen two white men making off from the scene. One of the men is described as having long, light brown sideburns and a spot or birthmark on his cheek.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area, in particular a number of drivers who are reported to have driven past the victim.
Anyone with any information which could help identify these cowardly individuals is urged to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference EL/13/3700. Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm
Parents in Richmond urged to use the MMR catch up campaign
Richmond’s Director of Public Health, Dr Dagmar Zeuner, has urged parents to vaccinate their children against measles, as the NHS launches its MMR catch up campaign.
Dr Zeuner, has warned that the latest figures for the borough reveal that only 88% two-year-olds have had their first MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination and by the age of five 79.5% have had both doses needed to maximise protection.
While these numbers are at their highest level and there have been no cases of measles in Richmond for the last 12 months there are still large numbers of unimmunised children who are vulnerable to measles.
The most vulnerable group are 10 – 16 year olds that missed their MMR vaccination in the 1990s because of now discredited concerns about the vaccines safety.
This has resulted in a large number of now 10 – 16 year olds that have still not received their MMR vaccinations. To ensure that this group of children and teenagers are protected a MMR catch-up programme will commence in June. In Richmond, un-vaccinated and partially vaccinated 10-16 year olds will be eligible to receive the MMR vaccinations through their GP practice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm
A man has been stabbed to death in Kingston.
The attack happened at an address at Thursley House in Kingsnympton Park at about six o’clock yesterday evening.
London's Air Ambulance was called out but the man, believed to be in his 20's, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A murder investigation has been launched and an incident room set up. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am
Man dies in fire in Croydon
A fire caused severe damage to the ground floor and basement of a derelict building on The Waldrons in Croydon yesterday afternoon.
Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus searched the basement and found a man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Thirty five fire fighters and officers tackled the blaze and said they faced challenging conditions searching the basement in the dark environment.
The Brigade was called just before 3pm and the fire was under control by 6pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am
Marine Policing Unit launch Marine Watch in Teddington
Londoners can now register their boat and all the property onboard, including outboard engines on one intelligence database as part of the Marine Watch registration scheme launched yesterday at Teddington Lock.
The new registration scheme ensures that all enforcement agencies work together with communities to make rivers and waterways safe for all by identifying suspicious behaviour and anti-social activity to reduce crime.
The Canal and River Trust, Environmental Agency and London Port Authority are just some of the agencies which have signed up to the scheme which was officially launched by the MPS Marine Policing Unit.
Richmond Park's MP makes a stand against expansion
Zac Goldsmith visited 10 Downing Street last week to deliver a huge protest poster against Heathrow expansion.
He was joined by Lord True, Mary McLeod MP, Syed Kamall MEP and Councillor Tony Arbour.
The poster was tied between goal posts at a community 'mega rally' against Heathrow expansion, organised by Zac earlier this year in Barnes.
Boris Johnson spoke at the rally and was one of the first to sign the petition, which bears the signatures and protest messages of well over 1,000 residents living under the flightpaths.
In the past fortnight, Zac has had numerous Heathrow-related meetings with among others: Sir Howard Davies and representatives of the Airport Commission, Heathrow bosses, Treasury Ministers, campaigners and independent transport consultants.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am
Monday, 10 June 2013
Willy Wonka comes to Woking
The 70’s classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will be brought back to life in Woking this weekend.
The classic childrens’ film will be screened at the New Victoria Theatre, with a special appearance by the original Veruca Salt.
Can you help police in Worcester Park?
Detectives are appealing for information following an indecent exposure in Worcester Park.
The incident happened last Thursday afternoon when a 15-year-old schoolgirl was walking through the area.
The suspected offender is a white boy, aged around 13 or 14-years-old, of slim build with black short wavy hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
UPDATED: Elm Guest House inquiry
More than 300 lines of inquiry are being pursued by police investigating alleged child abuse at a guest house in Barnes during the early 1980s.
Two people have been arrested but no charges have been brought.
The inquiry is examining claims a paedophile ring, with links to the then government, abused boys at Elm Guest House.
Detectives are also looking into links between the guest house and the former Grafton Close children's care home in Richmond. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Blaze tackled in Croydon
Fire has broken out in a derelict building in Croydon.
Part of the building in Davenant Road was damaged following the blaze which broke out just after two o’clock this lunchtime.
The Brigade was called just before three o’clock.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm
Suspected fire at Epsom Hospital
Below is the statement released by the hospital trust regarding this morning's suspected fire.
We can confirm that at approximately 10.30am this morning, the fire brigade was called to Epsom Hospital, as smoke from the hospital’s boiler room (also known as a plant room) accidentally re-entered the hospital and triggered the alarm system.
As the cause of the problem was investigated, the affected areas were evacuated quickly and calmly, but no inpatients (those staying in a bed) needed to be taken out of the hospital. The areas affected included the Bradbury wing and maternity.
At 11.50am, the issue was resolved and the evacuation order was stood down. The hospital is now running as usual, and patients due to have an appointment and those who need urgent treatment in A&E (accident and emergency) are asked to attend the hospital as normal.
Dr Ruth Charlton, Joint Medical Director said: “I’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to our patients and their visitors during the evacuation.
“I’d also like to thank the fire brigade for their speedy response and our own staff for their calm handling of the situation.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm
Cats in crisis at Battersea
Concerned staff at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are urgently appealing to cat- lovers to rehome a rescue moggy this summer after a huge surge in feline residents has pushed the charity’s cattery to maximum capacity.
Battersea currently has more than 150 cats at its London centre and has taken around 2,600 calls from cat owners wanting to bring in their pet since the start of the year.
A sudden surge in arrivals is believed to be caused by the rise in litters during the summer months when the warm weather stirs cats’ instincts to seek out a mate.
Handsome two to three year old Malcolm, is one example of a perfect companion who is dreaming of a garden to sunbathe in. The white and black active boy was brought into Battersea in March as a stray, like 46 per cent of all cats brought to the rescue centre, and is looking for a second chance in a permanent home.
Mums and their babies protest against proposed closures at St Helier
A group of Mums posed with their babies on Saturday to help save St Helier Hospital.
In a graphic display of their passion to stop the much-loved local hospital from losing its Maternity, Children's and A+E services, the babies wore t-shirts spelling out the words "Save St Helier" to draw attention to the proposed cuts.
The photograph re-enacts the group Local Mums Online's famous photograph taken last September where mums painted the words "Save St Helier" on their pregnant bellies. Since then the babies have all been born but St Helier Hospital is under renewed threat.
Talks to secure the downgrading of the iconic South London hospital moved a step closer to completion this month with GPs from Sutton CCG voting to accept BSBV proposals to cut frontline services and go out to public consultation. St Helier Hospital currently looks set to lose its Maternity, Children's and A + E services unless steps can be halted by the public consultation in the Summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am
Biker Killed In Croydon
A motorcyclist’s died following an accident in Croydon on Sunday afternoon.
Police were called to St. Peters Road at about 1:45pm after reports of a collision involving a black VW MPV and a motorbike.
Paramedics also attended the scene but the 55-year-old man was pronounced dead.
The VW was abandoned by two men who made off on foot.
One of them was subsequently arrested at a nearby address on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
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