Tolworth Girls' School celebrates its 80th Anniversary
Former pupils and teachers of Tolworth Girls' School came together with current staff and students to round off the 80th anniversary of the school.
Now an academy, the school has seen many changes over the years.
Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne spent the morning on the site at Fullers Way North. She met two pupils separated by 80 years: Gladys aged 91 and Ella aged 11.
Ella explores her first year at Tolworth Girls' School:
Gladys compares differences between education when she was at school and the current systems:
To hear the full interview with Gladys, wisit the Radio Jackie red button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
Getting smart with rubbish in Merton
Merton Council is trying out a hi-tech approach to use the sunny weather to help deal with the rubbish left by people enjoying the local parks.
New bins are using solar power to operate internal compactors to compress the rubbish and increase the capacity of each bin.
The smart bins also send a signal to the parks team to tell them when they need to be emptied. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am
Wandsworth tackles affordable housing
Nearly 1,000 affordable homes are to be built in Wandsworth in the next 5 years as part of the Council’s programme for improving housing opportunities.
The Council plans to directly support development of up to 200 low cost rent homes during this period.
Six million pounds is being earmarked for projects to create new homes.
It also wants to give higher priority to working households when properties are allocated and to help unemployed young people find work as well as getting their own council home. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am
Hounslow looks at licensing Landlords
Landlords in Hounslow may be required to get a licence from the Council for houses with multiple occupancy.
Currently the local authority is running a pilot scheme affecting a limited number of Landlords, but councillors want this extended and will consult on the proposals next week.
Licensing would set a maximum number of tenants and impose safety requirements for appliances and smoke detectors. It would also require tenants are given written agreements.
Failure to comply with the terms of the Licence could lead to criminal prosecutions against the Landlord with fines up to £20,000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am
Friday, 26 July 2013
Highlights of last night's FLT20 game at Lords
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O'Shea: a change from rugby for one weekend only
Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea is the latest sportsman to announce he’ll be cycling next weekend’s Ride London.
He’ll be joined on the 100 mile route by Quin's Academy Coach Jim Evans.
O’Shea is raining money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am
Thursday, 25 July 2013
US FAA tells airlines to remove or inspect beacons in Boeing 787
America's aviation safety watchdog has issued new advice following a fire on board a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Heathrow airport earlier this month.
The F-A-A says airlines should remove or inspect emergency beacons, after a blaze was traced to one of the units. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
Richmond Green Improvements
A consultation is underway about plans to restore bollards and railings to Richmond Green.
It was surrounded by cast iron ornamental posts linked with chain until the metal was needed during the Second World War.
Earlier this year friends of Richmond Green started a campaign to mark the Diamond Jubilee – by replacing them all with half being plain and half with the crest of the Queen.
So far they’ve raised £90,000 of the £125,000 target. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm
Elmbridge Council By-Election
A by- election will take place tonight to fill a seat left vacant on Elmbridge Council.
It follows the resignation of Simon Dodsworth last month in Weybridge South.
The former deputy leader resigned from the council after being offered a job abroad. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm
London to crackdown on thieves
Those who target the public’s phones and valuables should be aware that 7,500 officers are out in force across 32 boroughs.
80 arrests have been made so far today.
They will be using a range of tactics including carrying out street briefings and plain clothes patrols in robbery hotspots.
High visibility patrols are taking place in key areas of the city to let Londoners know what the Met is doing to tackle crime. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm
A victim of an aggravated burglary in Woldingham will speak publically for the first time on BBCs Crimewatch.
She will feature on tonight’s programme that will reconstruct the events that occurred at the property on Slines Oak Road in May.
Emily who was home alone at the time, was tied up and threatened with a knife.
The reconstruction will also feature an emotional plea to anyone with information regarding the burglary to come forward.
Unloved Battersea dog gets a brand new makeover in hope of a new home
Tia the Yorkshire Terrier cross is almost unrecognisable from the dog she was just over a week ago.
The four year old stray underwent a transformation from shaggy to sleek under the care of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and is now seeking a new home where she can remain in tip top condition.
Tia’s coat was so badly matted and the long fur had become tangled and dirty.
Battersea takes in any dog and cat regardless of its age, breed, temperament or medical condition.
Last year the charity took in 2372 stray dogs, many of which were in a poor condition needing medical attention or treatment for skin conditions or the signs of neglect.
The charity believes that more and more people are taking on animals without realising the costs involved in caring for them and urges potential owners to properly research their responsibilities before taking on a new dog or cat. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Vince Cable Criticises Banks
The Business Secretary Vince Cable, who’s also MP for Twickenham, has once again accused the Bank of England of restricting the economic recovery.
In an interview with the Financial Times Dr Cable suggests banks and building societies are being made to keep unnecessary levels of capital to protect against potential future losses.
In March, the Bank of England said banks needed up to £27 billion - a decision banks say will hamper their ability to lend. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
Surbiton High On Top Again
A school master from Surbiton was one of the winners of this year’s prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Promotion.
The event is sponsored by Twickenham MP Vince Cable’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
Ian Smith who’s vice Principal at Surbiton High School for Girls was one of eight individuals nominated by their peers for outstanding voluntary efforts to support and encourage UK entrepreneurship.
They attended a celebratory event held in their honour and were presented with their Grants of Appointment by Dr Cable. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Hounslow Illegal Immigrant Scheme
A pilot scheme that aims to encourage illegal migrants to leave the UK voluntarily has been launched in Hounslow and five other London Boroughs this week.
Vans displaying large adverts will be used to highlight the advantages of returning home voluntarily.
Along with leaflets, posters and messages in newspapers it’ll make it clear that enforcement action will be taken if they don’t leave.
The ads on the vans will show how many illegal migrants have recently been arrested in the area.
They will also show a text number that migrants can message to arrange their return. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
Ashford Damage Sentence
A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to pay more than £1,000 following a series of criminal damage incidents in Ashford.
Christopher Jones Mode of Woodhurst Road, Acton also pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug.
He was sentenced at North Surrey Magistrates Court for ten incidents of tags being painted on a number of commercial premises and roadside furniture in May and possession of cannabis.
Breaking News: A future King is born
The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy weighing 8lbs 6oz. The baby will be known as the Prince of Cambridge. The first time the title has been used in over 100 years.
Kate gave birth at 4.24pm. Palace sources said the couple chose to delay the release of the news by four hours to allow them to spend quality time together.
It is believed Prince William broke the news to The Queen, his father and brother.
In a statement, Clarence House said Mother and Child are doing well.
Kensington Palace decided to change protocol about the announcement of the birth, just before 8pm. A short time later, the news was announced by way of a statement, it was not until around an hour later that the news was posted traditionally on an easle outside Buckingham Palace.
Kate gave birth on the hottest day in seven years at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. The Duchess is expected to leave hospital in the next day or so, and retreat to her family home in Berkshire to be with her mother.
Speaking outside No 10, Prime Minister David Cameron said the nation should feel proud and it was a very special day for the warm and loving couple.
The baby is the first great - grandson for the Queen, Her Majesty already has two great grand - daughters.
Prince Charles has released a statement saying he is thrilled to have entered grandparenthood and he and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.
Prince William will stay with his wife in hospital overnight.
The fountains at Trafalgar Square are running with blue water to mark the occasion as well as a gun salute, and all babies born today will also receive a special commemorative coin. The exciting news is also displayed on London's iconic BT tower tonight.
Kensington Palace has said the name is to be announced at a later date.
Stay tuned for all the latest news live as it happens on 107.8fm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm
First cars cross Walton Bridge
The first cars have gone over the newly built Walton Bridge this morning.
The £32 million construction took a year to build and was completed earlier this month.
It’s the first new road bridge to be built over the Thames since 1993 and it replaces two temporary bridges connecting Walton and Shepperton. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm
Carshalton man wanted for recall to prison
Police in Sutton are calling on the public’s help to trace a man wanted for recall to prison.
42 year old Lee Norris was sentenced to 48 months in jail in November 2011 for malicious wounding.
He’s now wanted by police after failing to comply with the conditions of his release from prison in May.
He was last known to be living in Carshalton and has links to the Brentford and Chadwell Heath area.
Anyone who sees him is urged not to approach him but to call 999
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