Labour Wins Colliers Wood
The Labour Party’s candidate Caroline Cooper-Marbiah has been elected as councillor for the Colliers Wood ward.
She won last night’s by-election by the large margin of 1,244 votes.
Conservative Peter Lord was third ahead of UKIP’s Shafqat Janjua.
The turnout was 29.85%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Young Royal Marine Dies in Accident
A Royal Marine from Kingston has died while snorkelling in Egypt.
23-year-old Lieutenant Damien Matthew Moran from 40 Commando Royal Marines was taking part in Adventure Training at the weekend.
Lt ‘Day’ Moran – a former pupil at Tiffin Boys' School – was known to be a keen diver and held recognised diving qualifications.
The cause of death is currently under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 pm
Hunt for missing Epsom Hospital patient
A woman from Ashtead being treated for mental health problems has absconded from Epsom Hospital.
21-year-old Emily Burnett walked out of the facility just before 6pm yesterday.
She’s white around 5ft 1ins tall, of slim build, with shoulder-length, straight blonde hair.
She was wearing a brown striped jumper with a picture of a skull on it, and yellow plastic rimmed rectangular glasses.
Emily was spotted in Clapham Junction last night.
She is not believed to pose a threat to the public but does need to complete her treatment.
Anyone who has seen a woman matching Miss Burnett's description should call Surrey Police immediately on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm
Lucky escape for Ashtead Pub worker
A pub worker has spoken of his lucky escape after nearly gassing himself while at work in Ashtead.
Jason Smith unwittingly mixed descaler and bleach at the Leg of Mutton and Cauliflower, while cleaning the toilets.
He actually produced chlorine, and the fire brigade had to be called out, which said he was lucky he didn’t fall unconscious.
The method was used in chemical warfare during the First World War. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
Witnesses to a fatal stabbing in Ealing are still being asked to come forward
It’s believed the 22 year old man was stabbed to death on Tuesday afternoon following a mass brawl outside Costcutter.
Police found his body outside Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College, about a mile away.
An 18 year old man, also injured in the fight, has since been released from hospital. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
Works start in Mitcham
Refurbishment works to update Mitcham and Purley fire stations are set to get underway next month.
The green light was given after the designs and funding was finally signed off.
London Fire Brigade has been handed over 51 million pounds to transform nine stations altogether.
Eight are being completely rebuilt, with Mitcham built on a new site. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm
Trams might not be the answer for Sutton
London’s deputy Mayor for transport has said that tram links are only an intermediate measure.
Isabel Dedring says any extra rail capacity provided by trams would be absorbed by the expected soar in population over the next 20 years.
Boris Johnson has already backed plans to bring the existing Croydon tramlink to Sutton.
Ms Dedring says new roads would benefit everyone. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm
More problems on Kingston's roads
A number of properties and businesses Kingston have been affected by a burst sewage pipe this afternoon.
It happened in Park Road near the Pottery Restaurant
Thames water says a team will be on site for repairs for several days.
The problems aren’t helped by closures for repairs to the Kingston Fatberg, which was discovered at the end of July on nearby London road.
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Streatham Death Charges
Three men will appear in court today in connection with the death of a Polish man in Streatham.
Pawel Pacholak was found dead in Albert Carr Gardens in January.
Victoras, Valodia and Juruius Tarasov will appear before Camberwell magistrates charged with manslaughter. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
Great Train Robber Remembered By Croydon Son
The son of Great Train Robbery mastermind, Bruce Reynolds, is to unveil a sculpted headstone at his father's grave in London.
Nick Reynolds' who lives in Croydon says he hopes today's anniversary brings some sort of closure.
His father died in February aged 81.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the robbery, which saw 15 men attack a Royal Mail train in Buckinghamshire, stealing more than 2-and-a half million pounds. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm
Croydon Riots Two Years On
It’s two years since the riots hit Croydon.
Insurance companies have dealt with over 2,000 claims London wide so far – with some yet to be finalised.
One of the most infamous pictures that emerged at the time was Croydon’s House of Reeves being burned to the ground.
The family run furniture store had been there for over 140 years – it now looks as though it may never be fully rebuilt.
The annual family racing festival is back at the racecourse on the bank holiday weekend.
It's a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes at the training yards, the horses and their trainers.
It's also a chance to show support for stable staff in support of Epsom Racecourse Staff Welfare.
The racing yards will be open for you to see the horses in their home environment and talk to the trainers and stable staff who look after them.
There will be a courtesy bus service between Derby Stables Road, the gallops and the racing yards. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm
Murder sentencing update
Three men have been jailed for a total of over 35 years for the kidnap and murder of a Polish man.
The body of 27 year old Andrzej Kulesza, was discovered dumped in a field in Northamptonshire in April 2011.
The three men, including Artur Janik from Woking, were jailed for a variety of offences including murder, false imprisonment and preventing the lawful burial of a body. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Police are appealing for help after a robbery in Croydon
Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Croydon.
A 30-year-old woman had her mobile stolen on Saturday 27th April in Norbury Avenue.
Officers are urging members of the public to identify pictures of two men in connection with the incident.
If you have any information regarding their identities call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Pressure is mounting on charity bosses who receive seemingly excessive annual salaries
International Development Secretary Justine Greening says the finances of major aid organisations must be open to scrutiny.
The MP for Putney says transparency is key, because these charities receive hundreds of millions of pounds from taxpayers.
One of the bosses scrutinised is Matthew Frost – Chief Executive at Teddington based Tearfund.
In 2010 it’s thought he received £89,000 – that rose by 3% to £92,000 last year.
Tearfund was named along with 13 other charities that comprise the Disaster Emergency Committee, including Oxfam and Age International.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Young man stabbed to death in Ealing
A 22 year old man has been stabbed to death in Ealing.
He died after a brawl yesterday afternoon in The Mall.
It’s thought up to 17 youths were involved in the altercation.
Police discovered the victim allegedly dumped outside the doors to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Appeal for information to trace family missing from Woking
Surrey Police is appealing for information to help trace a family who have gone missing from their home in Woking.
Saima Ayyaz, 34, and her three children, aged between three and 14 years old, left their home address at around 11am on Monday, the 15th of July.
Police are carrying out enquires to locate them and are appealing to the public for help.
Saima (pictured) is described as Asian, around 5ft 3 inches tall, medium build, long dark black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a long black coat and blue jeans.
It is believed the family may have links to the Luton, Fareham and London areas.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference M/13/781, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
Richmond Council ramps-up park patrol safety
Park patrols are being ramped up after Richmond Council started a new pilot contract with Parkguard and announced it is on the look out for another Street Environment Inspector.
The innovative Parkguard service has enabled a Parkguard officer to patrol 16 priority parks across the borough at key times during the week.
Launched in July for an initial three month period, the Parkguard service provides out-of-hours support to parks, and importantly its users. The pilot targets activities such under-age drinking, vandalism, graffiti, and general anti-social behaviour and will allow the Council to pursue prosecutions through the courts which could lead to short prison sentences.
The Council is determined to stamp out anti-social behaviour and in this time of economic hardship, the Council is even appointing an additional Street Environment Inspector so the existing team can dedicate more time to patrolling parks and open spaces and to ensure that byelaws and control orders are adhered to.
The Parkguard and Street Environment Inspector are exciting and varied roles and hold a number of delegated police powers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm
Major regeneration plans give Arts and Culture in Twickenham a welcome boost
Major regeneration plans for the Former Royal Mail Sorting Office in Twickenham will create 110 new homes plus a community building which will bring theatre, live music, and film screenings have been approved by Richmond Council.
The regeneration project, which has been two years in the making, will see an eye grabbing community building constructed at the main approach to Twickenham Town centre, opposite Twickenham Station.
The distinctively designed community building will serve as a landmark for everyone who enters the town centre from the Northern approach.
A second two to five storey building will be constructed next to the community building and provide 110 much needed new homes.
The project is part of Richmond Council’s Twickenham Area Action Plan which sets out an overall strategy for Twickenham town Centre until 2027.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm
Kingston's Fatberg removed
Repairs have started after Britain's biggest ever "fatberg" - the size of a double-decker bus was removed from a sewer in Kingston.
The 15 tonne mass of food fat mixed with wet wipes and sanitary products was formed in drains under the London Road.
Thames Water says the sewer was almost completely clogged with over 15 tonnes of fat.
Repairs on 20 metres of damaged pipe are expected to take six weeks. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 am
Monday, 5 August 2013
Another man is jailed in Tia Sharp murder case
A man's been jailed for five months for lying about seeing schoolgirl Tia Sharp alive, when she'd actually already been murdered.
Paul Meehan, who's 40 and from Croydon, told police he'd seen her walk past his house when she vanished in New Addington just over a year ago.
Stuart Hazell, who was the partner of Tia's grandmother, was jailed in May for murdering the 12 year-old. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm
Bad luck for cycling champ
Olympic cycling champion Joanna Rowsell has confirmed she's suffered a broken collarbone.
The cyclist from Cheam crashed during the RideLondon event at the weekend.
Rowsell is due to have an operation on Thursday, and says it's too early to confirm when she'll be able to return to action. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Another conviction in case of Tia Sharp murder
A neighbour of the grandmother of murdered Raynes Park High schoolgirl Tia Sharp has been convicted of wasting police time.
Paul Meehan, who's 40 and from Croydon, claimed he'd seen her alive when she disappeared from New Addington last year.
Stuart Hazell, who was the partner of Tia's grandmother, was jailed in May for murdering the 12 year-old. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Twickenham's MP expresses his concern
Vince Cable's spoken about his concern about zero hours contracts.
The Business secretary says his department's investigating to make sure workers' rights aren't being abused by the contracts which offer no guarantees of work.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found up to a million people are employed in this way - four times as many as the government previously estimated.
Possible New School For Earlsfield
Earlsfield could be about to get a new primary school.
Wandsworth Council says it is looking into the feasibility following a rise in the number of youngsters born in the town.
One of the sites already being investigated at is the Atheldene Centre in Garratt Lane.
The number of babies born in the town in 2003 was 225. In 2011 it was 354 – a 57% increase. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
Sunday, 4 August 2013
On your marks, get set . . . . pedal
More than 20,000 cyclists set off on a 100-mile race across South West London and Surrey just after 6am.
The race route heads along a similar one to last year's Olympic cycle road race - it is one of the UK's biggest cycling events.
In Merton, this picture of road attendants preparing for the ride was captured by the Council.
London's Mayor Boris Johnson launched the event by waving a Union Jack flag at the start line at the Olympic Park in Stratford.
The keen cyclist was captured making his way up Box Hill a few moments ago by @AndyBoxHillNT
The Prudential RideLondon Classic starts 12.45pm and professional riders [who set off later than the amateurs] will race over 140 miles through London and Surrey before finishing on The Mall at around 6 o'clock.
@directoronabike captured this shot as the amateur cyclists came through Thames Ditton earlier
Ride London Map and Times: for the latest travel updates see @jackie_travel
The event will begin at 6:00 when amateur cyclists will set off trying to complete the 100 mile course. Time are approx:
06:00 START Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 0
10:20 Hampton Court Palace 24 miles
12:10 Newlands Corner 45 miles
13:05 Leith Hill Summit 55 miles
14:00 Box Hill Summit 68 miles
14:40 Leatherhead 73 miles
17:50 FINISH The Mall 100 miles
At 12.45 the professionals will then set off.
Start: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 12.45pm
Hampton Court Palace 1.42pm
West Horsley 2.20pm
Newlands Corner 2.30pm
Abinger Hammer 2.35pm
Holmbury St Mary 2.40pm
Forest Green 2.45pm
Leith Hill 3.04pm
Leith Hill 3.40pm
Leith Hill 4.18pm
Box Hill 4.40pm
Finish: The Mall, 5.56pm
You'll hear up to the date travel reports throughout the day live on air 1087.8fm, or follow @jackie_travelposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am
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