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Friday, 30 August 2013
Women wanted in Staines theft
Surrey Police has released CCTV images of two women they’d like to speak to in connection with a theft in Staines.
On Monday the 19th of August at 11am a woman in her seventies had her handbag stolen from her shopping trolley in the Elmsleigh Centre.
The bag contained money which she had taken out to give to her grandchildren, personal items, and photographs of her recently deceased husband.
You can see the images on our website radiojackie.com/news and if you recognise either of them then call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 pm
Sutton & Cheam MP explains Syria abstention
The Lib Dem MP for Sutton & Cheam has explained why he abstained from voting in the crucial Syria vote.
Paul Burstow says he could not vote for a step towards military action.
He doesn't believe that international intervention would help diplomatic relations or long term security in Syria.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
Fraud arrests in North Surrey
Police have arrested two men in connection with fraud offences in North Surrey.
The arrests have been made after people had personal details obtained by suspects acting as bank employees or police officers.
The men, in their 20s, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit theft and fraud and have been released on police bail until next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Putney MP misses crucial Syria vote
The MP who said we must put our hands in our pockets for Syria missed the crucial vote yesterday.
Justine Greening, the Tory MP for Putney, missed the Commons vote on Syria as she didn't hear the bell that alerts MPs of a division.
The Secretary of State for International Development was discussing a different foreign policy matter in a room near the Commons Chamber with junior foreign minister Mark Simmonds, who also failed to vote.
The pair apparently didn't hear clerks ring the bell to alert MPs of a second vote.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm
Fulham apologise over controversial TV camera
Fulham have apologised to fans affected by a camera blocking their view of the pitch.
New broadcast regulations required a camera in the central area of the Johnny Haynes stand.
Many supporters now have a restricted view despite paying over £700 for season tickets.
Tommy Guthrie, Supporter Relations Manager, has said that he hopes to find a better solution before the next home game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm
Addlestone Murder Charge Court Appearance
A teenager is due to appear at Guildford Crown Court today, after being charged with the death of a 17-year-old in Addlestone.
Jonathan Beaumont, from Chertsey, was assaulted on Monday and later died of head injuries at St. George’s hospital in Tooting.
The defendant appeared at Guildford Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm
City of London gets first woman headteacher
One of London’s most distinguished all-boys private schools has appointed its first ever female head-teacher.
Sarah Fletcher, who’s currently head of Kingston Grammar School, will take over at City of London School next year.
The school’s Present head-teacher, David Levin, is to step down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am
Thursday, 29 August 2013
We're 'hard done' by in the South when it comes to ale
Drinkers in London and Surrey are paying 65p more for a pint than their Northern counterparts.
A survey by the Good Pub Guide has revealed those in Staffordshire enjoy the cheapest ale at an average of £2.95 per pint.
But in London, that price rockets to £3.60. In Surrey, it’s only marginally cheaper at £3.20.
A reason could be that beer brewed by the pubs themselves, is around 40p cheaper than the average pint.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm
Epsom robbery update
Police have released new information about a robbery in Epsom.
Two men targeted bookmakers Coral in Chessington Road two weeks ago – threatening staff and stealing cash.
Detectives have released images of two men and are also trying to trace a small black hatchback which may be connected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm
Chelsea signing news
Chelsea have completed the signing of hugely successful striker Samuel Eto'o.
He moves from Russian club Anzhi on a one-year contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm
Epsom MP Calls For Police Investigation
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has called in police to investigate claims of fraud involving prisoner transfers in London.
Security firm Serco are alleged to have recorded prisoners as being delivered ready for court, when they hadn’t.
City of London police are now looking into the possible breach of their 285-million pound contract with the Ministry of Justice.
Epsom’s MP says the “taxpayer must know that their money is being properly used”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am
Chertsey Teen Murder Charge
A teenager from Chertsey has been charged with murder.
It follows the death of 17 year old Jonathan Beaumont, also from Chertsey, after an assault in Addlestone on Bank Holiday Monday.
Yesterday’s post mortem confirmed that Jonathan died the next day in St Georges in Tooting as a result of head trauma.
The man being held, who is also 17 and can’t be named for legal reasons, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Guildford Magistrates Court later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am
Sutton Lib Dems Back Beddington Scheme
Sutton Liberal Democrats have given their backing to the London Assembly’s decision to uphold permission for an incinerator to be built.
Sutton Council granted the planning permission and an environmental permit for the plant in Beddington, which is predicted to cost £200million.
The plant will be able to deal with around 200,000 tonnes of waste a year, across the boroughs of Sutton, Kingston, Croydon and Merton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
A man missing from Epsom has been found safe and well
40 year old David Morter Smith disappeared on August the 9th.
He was located in Ealing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm
Pilot dies in Redhill crash
A man has died at Redhill Aerodrome after the light aircraft he was piloting crashed.
The plane ditched at the end of the runway shortly after midday.
A police spokesperson says he suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Richmond benefit cheat claimed despite £16k savings
A benefit cheat who amassed nearly £14,000 by falsely claiming Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support and Council Tax Benefit despite having undeclared savings of £16,000 has been brought to justice.
Natalya Grigorovich, swindled taxpayers’ money that could have been used for people in genuine need by failing to declare she had £16,000 tied up in a property.
Grigorovich attracted the attention of Richmond Council’s Internal Audit and Investigation Team who worked in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions in a joint investigation to unearth her crimes.
The 36-year-old, of Queens Road, Richmond, pleaded guilty to four charges of fraud at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court last week.
She was given a nine month conditional discharge, ordered to pay legal costs of £85 and received a £15 victim surcharge.
Grigorovich had already repaid the benefit overpayments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
Poaching reaches critical level
Poaching of wild elephants has now reached a critical level.
That’s according to an animal charity based in Leatherhead who say one is killed by poaching every 15 minutes.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is holding a fundraising walk on Saturday September 14th to raise money to help in their conservation work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Police are investigating the murder of a man at a fairground in Southall.
Officers were called to Southall Park around 9pm on Monday after reports of a large group of men fighting.
The man believed to be 23 years of age died at the scene following head wounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Richmond prepared for snow
The mercury may be hitting 25 degrees but Richmond Council are already prepared for snowy conditions.
Brand new gritters equipped with two thousand tonnes of salt will be deployed throughout winter to keep Richmond roads clear.
Councillor Chris Harrison says the area is better prepared than ever before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm
Man wakes up next to fox
A man woke up at his home in Hampton Hill to find he had been asleep with a fox.
Leon Smith was conscious of a creature climb into his bed and nuzzle his neck but thought at first that it was his cat.
When he turned over to hug his girlfriend he found he was holding the fox.
Smith managed to snap a picture of the trespasser before he finally succeeded in getting rid of it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Modelzone to be dismantled
Modelzone is disappearing from the High Street, with the loss of 126 jobs.
Deloitte, which was appointed administrator in June, says it received no viable offers for the business.
The remaining 18 toy shops including one in Croydon will shut in September.
Deloitte says the company has been generating losses, with increasing online competition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
PC found guilty of Islington assault
A police officer from Croydon has been found guilty of assaulting a prisoner.
PC Rohan Scarlett punched the prisoner in response to being spat at following transportation from Islington to Lewisham.
His colleagues had to pull PC Scarlet off the prisoner and arrested him on suspicion of GBH.
He appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court and was found guilty of common assault.
Mr Scarlet will be sentenced later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
North Cheam hospice petition reaches 5000 signatures
A hospice in North Cheam has collected over 5000 signatures in a petition to secure its future.
St Raphael’s is largely dependent on the financial and practical help of St Anthony’s
Both the hospital and hospice are run by a charity called, Daughters of the Cross which had decided to sell off the hospital.
The hospice allows people with terminal illnesses respite care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Roman stops funding Russian football
Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich is stopping his funding for Russian football.
His spokesman at the investment firm Millhouse says the National Football Academy had "fulfilled its objectives".
Reports say the NFA funded some 130 new pitches and spent up to £129 million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm
The Wombles of Wimbledon are making a TV comeback
The children's show first became popular in the 1970s.
The new episodes will be animated using CGI.
The popular characters were also chart stars - releasing 8 top 40 singles, including 'Remember You're a Womble'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm
A man who carried out a series of burglaries targeting vulnerable people has been jailed.
41 year old John Connors was sentenced to 8 years after being convicted of 11 robberies across Acton and Hammersmith.
He would trick his victims into letting him into their homes by pretending he was from the Water board.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm
Apology at last
The England team has apologised for their "inappropriate" behaviour in the aftermath of their Ashes triumph.
It follows reports some players urinated on the pitch at The Oval – the home of Surrey.
The final Test finished as a draw as England wrapped up a 3-0 series win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
An idea to make Cardiff Airport a new hub airport has taken flight
The Western Gateway plan wants to extend Cardiff's runway so larger aircraft can land and to build a high-speed rail line link to London.
It would be an alternative to Heathrow, hopefully putting an end to the controversial third runway dilemma.
The plan won 54% of an online vote offering 11 competing ideas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
Chelsea complete signing
Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazilian forward Willian.
He's been granted a work permit, which allows him to move from Russian club Anzhi.
They've paid around 32-million pounds for the player, who had looked to be bound for Tottenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm
Police have launched an investigation following the death of a teenager in Addlestone.
Officers were called to a park off Burleigh Road after 4pm on Monday after reports of a serious assault.
A 17 year old from Chertsey sustained serious head injuries and taken to St Georges hospital where he died yesterday.
A second man, also 17 years of age and from Chertsey, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
Anyone who may have witnessed the assault should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Development grant for villa
A Regency Villa in Kew designed by the landscape artist Turner in 1813 has received a development grant.
The house, that’s threatened by damp and neglect, has been placed on the English Heritage Buildings at risk register.
A grant of nearly £135,000 from the Heritage Lottery fund will cover the first stage of restoring the Sandycombe Lodge.
Later this month the Turner house trust will launch a £2 million appeal to restore the house to its original Turner design.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm
Stations up for sale
Norbury and Kenley police stations are both being formally put up for sale next week.
The sale of the buildings is part of the most significant transformation of the police estate across London in the history of the Met.
Both stations, along with South Norwood have been closed to the public and are no longer operational.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm
Foxtons to float on the stock market
Estate agent Foxtons has announced plans to list itself on the London Stock Exchange.
The company plans to raise 55 million pounds though a share sale as it seeks to benefit from the housing market recovery.
It has 40 branches in London, and two in Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
Will he stay or will he go?
It's understood that Wayne Rooney will not hand in a transfer request at Manchester United, but is said to have unresolved issues with his club.
The problems are thought to be where he plays in the team, and why Sir Alex Ferguson said he'd submitted a formal transfer request last season.
Chelsea have had two bids for the striker rejected.
Manager Jose Mourinho says he wants movement on a deal in the next couple of days or they'll move on to other transfer targets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Major roadworks affecting Weybridge
Seven Hills Road is shut for emergency repairs due to subsidence.
The road is expected to remain closed until the weekend at least.
We’ll keep you fully updates with travel reports throughout the period.
Or find more @Jackie_travel on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm
Missing person appeal
Police are trying to trace three members of party of Sea Scouts from Canada who have been reported missing while travelling through London.
70 year old Mervyn Morash, a leader with party, and two Sea Scouts were last seen at Waterloo underground station yesterday.
They were with other members of their party travelling from Kingston through to Kings Cross to board a train up to Durham.
While at the station the three members of the party boarded a tube train at Waterloo but the other members of the party didn't manage to make it onto the train.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm
Drugs arrest in Ashford
A man in Ashford Common has been held in connection with the supply of drugs.
The 19 year old was arrested at a house on Feltham Hill Road, and released on bail until late September.
A number of bags of cannabis and drug-related paraphernalia were seized from the address.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm
Monday, 26 August 2013
Improvements coming to Hounslow's high street
A project’s been approved to renew and revitalise Hounslow High Street.
New seating, paving and trees will be introduced and new facilities for outdoor events and performances will be provided.
Two million pounds in funding for the project will come from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.
It was established to support economic growth in London’s high streets.
Work on phase one begins in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am