A road in Putney was closed for over five hours earlier after a 28 tonne crane and its tower toppled over.
The machine was being used in some building works in Oakhill Road when the accident happened.
No one was injured and recovery work is still on going.
Stay tuned to 107.8 Radio Jackie for the latest travel updates throughout the afternoon.
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Nottinghamshire hope today to extend the best record in this year's YB40 cricket.
The Group A leaders would go onto 18 points with a win at Sussex.
Also in that group, Northamptonshire host the Netherlands, and Kent have Warwickshire.
In Group B, table-toppers Hampshire take on Surrey, while Durham head to Derbyshire, and Lancashire play Scotland in Glasgow.
Group C pace-setters Somerset welcome Yorkshire, and Gloucestershire go to Middlesex, who lost by 11 runs to Glamorgan last night. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Harlequins have announced that they have signed winger Paul Sackey
He joins the Twickenham club as injury cover for Ross Chisholm who has torn a ligament in his knee.
Quins are the ex-England international’s first club back in London after he left Wasps to play in France three years ago. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Tolworth Girls' also basking in A'level success
TGS saw an overall increase at A and As levels with 99% pass rate at A2 and an overall increase in B and C grades.
There were also very many impressive individual achievements with an increased number of students achieving three or more A*and A grades at A2 and also A grades at AS level.
AS results show an overall improvement with particular successes in the Sciences and the Creative Arts.
A spokesman for Tolworth Girls’ School says they are delighted with these results and believe that the improvement is due to a broad and balanced curriculum and targeted individual care and support. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Cineworld beating the recession
Cineworld has reported a pre-tax profit rise of 24.1% for the first half of this year.
The cinema chain, which has its Headquarters in Chiswick, made £16.5 million in the 6 months to June.
The company says it was driven by increased box office sales.
They were up 10.5% to £131 million - thanks to
blockbusters including Les Miserables, and Iron Man 3. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm
Game, set and final match for Wimbledon champ
Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has announced her shock retirement from tennis at the age of 28.
It's just over a month after winning her only Grand Slam title - she made the decision due to persistent injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
Coombe Girls' is driving the next generation of academics
Coombe Girls’ in New Malden has received its best ever results at AS Level.
The school in Clarence Avenue accepts both male and female students at sixth form level.
Headmistress Deborah Walls says she couldn’t be happier.
These pupils are thrilled their hard work paid off.
More reaction live on air 107.8fmposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am
Radio Jackie speaks to injured serviceman as support for Headley Court continues to grow
Over £8.5 million has now been raised for The Help for Heroes rehabilitation centre at Headley Court.
The site, used by injured servicemen and women, was opened in 2010 by Prince William.
But there are fears the centre is very limited and may soon be replaced by a bigger one in the Midlands.
An outline planning application has been submitted to Rushcliffe Council to turn Stanford Hall, an 18th Century estate near Loughborough, into a bigger, more accessible replacement.
One of those who has used Headley Court, is Corporal Rory McKenzie, who lost his leg while on duty in Basra.
Radio Jackie's Roger Dwarika has taken the time to speak to Corporal McKenzie about his experiences at Headley.
Please be aware, this interview contains audio that some may find upsetting.
Dreamliner is more of a nightmare . . . .
Japanese Airline ANA say they've found an electrical wiring problem in the fire extinguishers of the engines of three of its Boeing Dreamliner jets.
The problem was first discovered during pre-flight maintenance of a jet at Tokyo airport.
The Dreamliner has suffered a series of problems since its first commercial flight in December - one of the most recent being a fire on board an Ethiopian airways aircraft at Heathrow Airport. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
Radio Jackie takes to the air for Wings and Wheels 2013
Wings and Wheels is back at Dunsfold Aerodrome this bank holiday.
It’s a chance for both aviation lovers and petrol heads to indulge themselves.
But on a more serious note, the event is being held in support of Help For Heroes the charity that supports wounded servicemen and women.
We spoke to James Burns, one of the charity’s co-ordinators.
Jackie's Roger Dwarika took to the skies with glider pilot Guy Westgate to see what all the fuss is about.
Heathrow Perfume Theft
A warehouse worker is facing jail after she stole bottle of perfume bound for the duty free shops in Heathrow airport.
Unfortunately for Hasmik Blaszyck, the particular bottle of Swarovski perfume she stole was one of only 500 made in the world and retailed for £760.
Police were able to match a unique number on a bottle found in her West London home, to the box left behind when it was stolen.
She was found guilty of theft at the Old Bailey, despite her claims she received the bottle from a work mate who had taken it.
She will be sentenced next month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
There’s been a spate of break-ins at pubs across Sutton and Carshalton
In the last few days four establishments have been targeted.
On Monday, The Butterchurn on Erskine Road in Sutton had its fruit machine hit and The Greyhound on the High Street in Carshalton had a bottle of champagne stolen.
Yesterday, the Fox and Hounds, also on the High Street in Carshalton, had its fruit machine targeted.
Two weeks ago, the Lord Nelson on London Road in Sutton, also had its fruit machine raided.
Sutton Police is asking landlords to be extra vigilant and to tighten security. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Is it too late for Battersea favourite?
A hundred pubs in England have been given listed status to help stop them from closing.
But it may have come too late for one.
The Castle in Battersea has appeared on the list, however, on its website, it says it has closed its doors for good.
If a pub is given listed status by the council, the community has to be told of any plans to shut it down at least six months before.
It’s estimated up to 26 pubs close a week at the moment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am
New Hunger Strike For Battersea Man
A former MI6 officer has embarked on a week-long hunger strike in support of a Battersea man imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.
Shaker Aamer is the last British person being held at the military base in Cuba.
Along with a number of other prisoners he’s on hunger strike in protest against their detention without charge or trial.
They are now joined by Harry Ferguson who used to work for Britain’s foreign intelligence service.
He says it’s nothing compared to Shaker’s ordeal, describing the force feeding process as ‘simply torture’. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
Surrey Canoe Club Moves
Surrey Canoe Club has secured funding to move to a new home.
The club will be relocating from Surbiton to Staines.
They have been given £50,000 of Olympic Legacy Funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.
The development provided by Spelthorne Council will allow the club to increase the number of sessions being offered.
There will also be disabled access to develop talent for the Paralympics. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am
A&E Blow To Hammersmith Hospital
Four West London hospitals including Hammersmith have been dealt a blow in their battle to keep their A and E units open.
A legal challenge fighting the closures has been rejected.
Ealing Council asked for a judicial review of the proposed downgrade of Ealing hospital, but the request was turned down by a High Court judge.
The council says the changes would leave three London boroughs without a major hospital despite having the same population as Leeds.
They say they will now seek an oral hearing at the High Court. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Man wanted for re-call to prison
Surrey Police are appealing for help to trace a man who’s wanted for re-call to prison.
Robert Keogh was released on licence from prison last month after serving time for theft and assault charges.
The 36 year old has failed to attend a probationary hearing in Guildford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm
Man stabbed to death in Guildford
A 49-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found stabbed to death in Guildford.
Officers were called to a property in Cedar Way, Bellfields around 10am this morning following a report of "violence against a person".
The woman is currently in police custody. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
Cameron Goes To The Dogs
Prime Minister David Cameron visited Battersea Dogs' & Cats' Home today to mark an historic milestone for the 152 year old animal charity - a celebration of its one thousand volunteers.
The Prime Minister met Battersea's 1000th active volunteer James Moore and many other volunteers at the iconic centre that has formed a key part of the London landscape since 1860.
Mr Cameron thanked them for donating their time to the charity’s three centres - which this year already amounts to a staggering 50,000 hours.
James Moore joins the charity’s cattery and will help care for some of the Home’s 190 cats, making their stay as comfortable as possible.
Over three million dogs and cats have been rehomed by Battersea.
Battersea has seen a huge increase in volunteering, with a 45% increase in applications from all across the UK.
The Home’s volunteers come from all walks of life, with many full-time professionals amongst those keen to offer their free time to support Battersea's vital animal welfare work.
They include police officers, Chelsea Pensioners, business managers, nurses and those now retired from full time work and their contribution to Battersea is worth almost £500,000 a year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
British Transport Police is appealing for witnesses after a man and woman were assaulted on the Underground in Hounslow last month.
At 3pm on Monday 8 July a man made homophobic remarks towards three men and a woman standing on the platform at Hounslow East.
The argument continued on the train and the woman was assaulted by the man.
A member of the public then intervened and he too was assaulted by the man.
A 27-year-old man from Hounslow has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further enquiries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm
Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day
The day formed part of The FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations at the weekend, with each County FA running three dedicated football events.
In Surrey, a Level 1 Coaching Course was held in Croydon and a Walking Football Tournament and Girls’ 4v4 Festival were held at Fulham FC’s training ground in Motspur Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am
Second car boot raid ends in pirate DVD seizure
Hundreds of pounds worth of bootleg Hollywood blockbusters were seized over the weekend following an unannounced swoop on a car boot sale.
A joint operation involving trading standards officers from Sutton Council’s Business Regulation Service and officers from Sutton Police targeted the car boot sale at Beddington Park on Sunday.
Officers seized almost 100 pirated DVDs of hit films – including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Mr and Mrs Smith and Abba inspired musical Mamma Mia – as well as handfuls of fake Hello Kitty jewellery.
Ten other sellers were told to remove a few counterfeit DVDs and fake mobile phone covers from sale and provided with a timely warning and advice on how to stay within the law in the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am
Epsom Church Lottery Win
The National Lottery has come to the rescue of a church near Epsom.
St Mary’s in Headley needs funds to carry out essential repairs to the spire.
This week the 150-year old parish church found out that it’s to get initial support of more than £12,000.
If all goes according to plan it could get the full grant of £90,000.
It’s part of a funding scheme to distribute more than £12m from Heritage Lottery Fund to help historic places of worship. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am
Epsom Child Health Warning
Epsom and St Helier hospitals are warning children not to bounce their way into A and E this summer.
It’s after a surge in the number of accidents youngsters are having on trampolines.
Dr Ruth Charlton is encouraging kids to use the trampolines responsibly.
And to jump alone - as many injuries are caused through multiple people jumping. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 am
Monday, 12 August 2013
London Underground ticket offices at risk of closure
There’s been a fierce reaction to leaked reports that Transport for London is looking at plans to shut every single London Underground ticket office.
Tooting and Balham’s MP, Sadiq Khan is pointing out that Boris Johnson promised to keep a ticket office open at every tube station.
Mr Khan is describing the proposals, first leaked to the Evening Standard as “a complete betrayal.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm
Man arrested as part of investigation into Jimmy Savile
An 80-year-old man has been arrested over sex crime allegations linked to disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile.
The pensioner is being held at a south London police station on suspicion of sexual offences.
He is the 14th person to be arrested under Operation Yewtree, the investigation prompted by abuse claims made against late DJ Savile. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
Chiswick Crash Claims Two Lives
A motorcyclist and pillion passenger have died in a crash in Chiswick this morning.
The incident happened just before 2 O'clock this morning on the North Circular just north of Chiswick roundabout.
The rider was thought to have been in his mid-thirties while the passenger was a child, possibly about 10 years old.
No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.
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