Wallington Road Works
Work to improve traffic flow on Butter Hill in Wallington starts on Monday and will continue for up to seven weeks.
Currently the road and pavement are too narrow and inconsiderate drivers endanger pedestrians by mounting footpaths in order to get past each other.
The £90,000 scheme will widen footpaths, create better crossing points and change traffic priorities.
During the first phase of the works, Leechcroft Road will be closed for 2 to 3 weeks. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 am
River Crane is polluted
Dog lovers are being urged to keep their pets on a lead if they’re walking by the River Crane to avoid pollution which has spilled into the water.
Fish have died in the river in North Feltham and the water turned black in Twickenham with fish there reported to be in distress.
The source of the pollution has been traced to a pipe upstream of the A30.
The Environment Agency says it is a significant incident and are working in minimise its impact. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 am
Friday, 4 October 2013
Battersea Gun Arrest
A man’s been arrested in Battersea after being found in possession of a gun.
A member of the public spotted that the 47 year old had the handgun stored in a case on the back of his motorbike.
They called police, who then arrested him outside an apartment block on Hester Road.
He’s been bailed until later this month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 pm
New Malden Drug Raid
Police have carried out a drugs raid in New Malden.
About 20 officers swooped on an address in Egmont Road just before 6 this morning.
One man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences and remains in police custody. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 pm
Boris speaks out
Boris Johnson says suggestions he's being lined up to replace a Reigate and Banstead's MP is "codswallop".
The London Mayor has dismissed reports that he is seeking a return to the Commons in the seat of Crispin Blunt.
He's the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Youth Justice.
Instead, Boris is urging Reigate Conservatives to re-select Mr Blunt after he was forced to re-apply for selection. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm
Gun seized in Streatham
Police have seized what they believe to be a semi-automatic handgun after carrying out a pre-planned raid in Streatham.
Two men, one aged 49 and the other 32, have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to danger life. Ammunition for the gun was also recovered.
Both suspects remain in custody. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm
Can you help run Lambeth's youth services?
Lambeth Council has announced that it’s looking for exemplary people from the community to help run youth services in the borough.
The bold move will see residents being put in charge of part of its budget.
It aims to radically change the way services are commissioned for young people.
The council says 9-millions pounds worth of funding will be commissioned by The Young Lambeth Cooperative. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm
Pet theft in Woking
Police are appealing for help after a large scale pet theft from a house in Woking.
50 canaries, 5 ferrets and a pedigree dog were stolen sometime overnight on Wednesday evening.
The dog, a white and red saluki called Dolly, is worth around one thousand five hundred pounds.
nyone who has any information is asked to call Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Victorian dream re-ignited
Crystal Palace, the Victorian exhibition centre which was once the largest glass structure in the world, is to be brought back to life.
Shanghai-based developers ZhongRong Group plans to invest 500 million pounds to build a replica of the iron and glass building in London. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm
Heathrow will not raise passenger charges above rate of inflation
Heathrow Airport has been told it can't raise its passenger charges above the rate of inflation.
The Civil Aviation Authority rejected a request for a 4.6% rise above RPI for the next five years.
Heathrow's chief executive Colin Matthews warns this could have serious and far-reaching consequences for investment in the airport. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm
Police appeal in Chertsey
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a vehicle drove into a ditch outside St. Peter's Hospital in Chertsey this morning.
Officers were called to the scene at around 9.50am after a grey Honda CR-V failed to negotiate a bend on the exit road from the main car park.
The vehicle left the road and travelled 20ft down an embankment. Emergency services attended and the driver, a man believed to be in his 70s, was discovered unconscious and freed from the vehicle.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transferred to the emergency department of the hospital where is currently in a critical condition.
Officers are currently investigating whether the man may have suffered a medical episode at the wheel and are appealing for anyone who may have seen what happened to come forward.
Any witnesses are asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number p13300818. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm
Agreement met for former Hounslow Borough Commander
Hounslow Police’s former commander has reached an
agreement with the Met over his discrimination and employment tribunal claim.
No compensation has been paid, but the force will pay part of his legal costs. The amount is not being released.
50 year old Dizaei lost his appeal against convictions for misconduct and perverting the course of justice.
He was jailed in 2010 for framing a businessman after a row outside a restaurant in Kensington. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
Wandsworth Council rehomes almost 200 families
A disabled woman has won an appeal which could pave the way for others to challenge the Government's spare room subsidy.
The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, said that due to her condition she wasn't able to share her bedroom with her husband.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council originally rejected her argument.
But a tribunal ruled they hadn't taken her disabilities into consideration
Meanwhile, Wandsworth Council says it has so far rehomed 190 families into the right sized houses to help them make the rule work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm
Bercow in bother in Chelsea
Commons Speaker John Bercow has been accused of behaving like an 'arrogant toff' by a motorist who claims he clipped her car.
42 year-old Nathalie Pulford was dining in Chelsea when she says she saw Mr Bercow bump her car while parking.
He denies the allegation.
Ms Pulford has told the Evening Standard he was 'really haughty'. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm
Hundreds of people are expected to attend two consultation events on a proposed Islamic Centre for Worcester Park
The South West London Ismaili Community, has recently purchased the dilapidated Worcester Park Tavern.
It proposes turning it into a religious and educational centre.
However, the plans would not include changing the building into a mosque, just redeveloping the inside.
But some residents have expressed concerns about the amount of people that would visit and what exactly the centre would be used for.
The Tavern was taken over by squatters in the summer. Sutton Council was unable to evict them. They are no longer there.
The consultation events are taking part at St Mary’s Church on Friday the 11th of October from 7.30pm, and Saturday the 12th of October from 10am.
If you cannot attend the event, you are being invited to email your queries to [email protected]posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Parents in New Malden urged to look out for residents
Parents dropping their children off at a school in New Malden are being reminded to make sure they park legally.
Over 100 penalty notices were issued last year in the Groves area.
Corpus Christ School in Chestnut Grove has highlighted examples of bad parking which include blocking driveways, and sitting on zig - zag markings.
Cyclists are also being warned they will be handed a fine if they are spotted cycling the wrong way down the one way part of the street. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
Happy Birthday to the FA and LU
The Football Association and London Underground have teamed up to create a reworked Tube map to mark their joint 150th anniversaries.
All 367 Tube, Docklands Light Railway and Overground stations have been named after footballers and officials.
If you travel on the District Line – Fulham Broadway is now known as John Terry and Wimbledon Park is Alan Hansen.
South Kensington station has changed to Diego Maradona. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm
Police name man in Croydon crash
Police have named a man who was killed in a road accident in Croydon.
He’s been formally identified as 48 year old Abdullah Haji Weli Bakar from Croydon.
A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a head injury.
The victim’s car was being towed by an AA van along Coombe Lane yesterday morning when the crash happened. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm
Chelsea fifth cheapest for replica shirts
Despite the rising cost of following football, British fans appear to be getting a good deal when compared to other teams in the Champions League.
Chelsea fans pay on average 49 pounds 99 for a replica shirt – the fifth cheapest price for a shirt of all the teams in Europe’s top competition.
Arsenal fans pay a penny more at 50-pounds.
The most expensive would be a Zenit St Petersburg shirt, at just over 87-pounds – while the cheapest is a Benfica top at just over 25-pounds. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm
Hounslow launches a petition on spitting
People living in Hounslow can now back a council petition to ban spitting in the borough.
The ban will mean anyone caught spitting in public could face an on-the-spot fine of £80.
To introduce the ban the council needs widespread public support in order to get government approval to implement the by-law.
Waltham forest was the first borough to introduce the ban earlier this year.
You can sign the petition at the civic centre or on the council website. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm
Surrey encourages more food recycling
A new Facebook app has been launched by Surrey County Council to encourage people to share recipes which turn leftovers into tasty treats.
The council wants to reduce the 75,000 tonnes of uneaten food which is thrown away in Surrey every year.
It says even though a third of food waste is collected and recycled, the cost of dealing with it adds up to 6 million pounds a year.
Free away travel for Fulham fans
Fulham fans can now travel for free to away games in the Premier League.
The club will operate up to 4 free coaches for each away fixture for the rest of the season.
Fulham will also cover the cost of away match tickets for all junior season ticket holders and members. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm
New Richmond health and social care service
Vulnerable people in Richmond will be able to access a new service that brings health and social care together.
The service, aimed primarily for the elderly and those with a permanent disability means nurses, therapists and social workers will form a single entity.
The aim is to ensure people receive seamless care from hospital to home.
It means that investment from the NHS and Council is stretched further. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
Missing Epsom woman found
A woman missing from Epsom has been found safe and well.
38 year old Tsion Dessalenge was located by police in central London yesterday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm
Police looking for Wallington burglars
Police are trying to track distraction burglars who tried to trick a pensioner in Wallington.
The smartly dressed suit wearing suspects conned their way into the 91 year old's house claiming they worked as security experts from the Council.
She became suspicious when one of them used a ‘dirty rag’ when touching anything and refused to show identification and left.
Both suspects are white.
One is aged 40-45 and about 5ft 6in tall and had short black hair - the other suspect is aged 30-35.
It’s believed they were driving a black saloon car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Men released on bail after Sutton burglary
Two men have been released on bail in connection with a burglary in Sutton.
The men, aged 31 and 41 were being questioned at a South London police station on suspicion of a break in at a supermarket in Rosehill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Wimbledon Loop proposals rejected
Network Rail has confirmed that the Wimbledon Loop service will continue to run into central London.
The proposals to terminate the train at Blackfriars has been overturned after opposition from local transport campaigners.
The Department for Transport has issued an invitation for train franchisees to bid for the new service.
The franchise will be offered to a single company in an attempt to offer a more consistent service.
Currently service on the loop is run by three train companies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm
Kew Gardens branch fall death: more could have been killed
An inquest into the death of a woman killed by a falling branch at Kew Gardens has heard it was a fluke only one person died.
31 year old Erena Wilson, suffered fatal head injuries when she was hit by the Lebanese cedar branch last September.
She had been walking with friends when she was struck – and it seems there were no warning signs about dangerous branches.
A date for the full inquest has yet to be fixed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Former Kingston Council leader admits child porn offences
Former Kingston Council leader Derek Osbourne has admitted possessing and distributing more than 5,000 indecent images of children.
The 59-year-old ex-leader from New Malden pleaded guilty to 17 counts of making and distributing images at Southwark Crown Court.
The charges included making 50 level five images – the most extreme category possible.
Osbourne was told by the Recorder that a prison sentence was a "virtual certainty".
He will be sentenced in four weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
Pilot forced to leave cockpit after becoming unwell
It’s been revealed a British Airways pilot was forced to run to the toilet to ‘throw up’ as an overnight flight from New York approached Heathrow for landing.
The Captain of the Boeing 747 was required to follow emergency safety procedures before landing the plane normally following his co-pilot's bout of sudden illness.
The news comes a week after the British Airline Pilots Association revealed a poll of 500 pilots showed six out of 10 said they had fallen asleep in the cockpit. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm
Police in Sutton are appealing for help to trace a man
24 year old Jamie Halifax lives in Worcester Park and is wanted in connection with a burglary at a hairdresser’s in Central Road.
He’s also wanted after failing to appear at Croydon Magistrates Court accused of having an offensive weapon in Sutton in July.
Police say if you know of his whereabouts call 999. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
Wimbledon's Laura Robson is out of the China Open tennis in Beijing.
The British number one only picked up three games on her way to a second round defeat to German Angelique Kerber.
She lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
Monday, 30 September 2013
Epsom's MP speaks out at Conference
Prisoners will have to pay for any damage they do whilst in jail.
The justice secretary says they'll now be billed for the cost of repairs.
Chris Grayling's told the Conservative party conference it's time the tax-payer didn't have to fork out. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Kercher retrial underway
The retrial of Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito over the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher is underway.
The two were freed on appeal after their convictions were overturned in 2011.
Sky's Europe Correspondent Robert Nisbet says Amanda Knox isn't in court.
Fatberg is here to stay
Work on Kingston’s Fatberg could last well into the new - year.
The infamous sewer was handed its name after contractors learned it was blocked with congealed fat and items such as nappies.
A bus sized lump of substance was removed from under London Road in July.
But Thames Water says the weight of the fat in the pipes has pushed the sewers deep into the subsoil.
The utilities firm is currently working on replacing the brick sewers with modern pipes. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm
Kercher trial update
The retrial of two suspects over the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher in 2007 has opened in Italy.
Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito were found guilty but then aquitted in 2011 - in March both their acquittals were overturned. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
Hunt continues for dangerous man
Police believe an on-the-run prisoner, who's serving a life sentence for murder, may be in South West London.
Derek Wayne Passmore left Ford Open Prison in West Sussex in June and did not return.
Officers believe he is staying in Richmond or Hounslow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Celebs urge us to adopt felines
International film and TV actor Anthony Head and his daughter Emily, who starred in blockbuster film The Inbetweeners, swapped Hollywood for Battersea to help Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s feline stars step into the lime light.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Little Britain actor visited the animal charity with his daughter to appeal to cat lovers to rehome the centre’s long-stay moggies.
The film star family duo also got the chance to play with the world-renowned rescue centre’s kittens and learn about the growing number of cats desperately needing Battersea’s help.
Battersea cares for an average of 400 dogs and 190 cats across its three centres at any one time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm
Retired Surrey businessman to complete jail sentence in UK
A retired businessman who was jailed by a court in the US after admitting selling weapon parts to Iran has been returned to the UK to serve the rest of his sentence.
66-year-old millionaire Christopher Tappin, from Orpington in Kent, had been serving his 33-month sentence in Pennsylvania.
He’s currently at Wandsworth prison where he’ll serve the remaining 14-months.
Tappin is the former director of Surrey-based Brooklands International Freight Services. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am
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