South West London and Surrey football results
In League One this afternoon, Brentford continued their promotion charge by thrashing Crewe Alexandra 5-0 at Griffin Park.
AFC Wimbledon also enjoyed a successful day, defeating Portsmouth 4-0 to give them their first home win since September. The win lifts the Dons to 9th in League Two
And in the Skrill Premier, Woking defeated bottom club Hyde 3-2. The win takes Woking a point clear of the relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm
Five Arrested After Tadworth Assault
Five men have been arrested after a man in his 30s was taken to hospital with head injuries following an assault outside a pub in Tadworth.
The attack happened just before 1’o’clock this morning outside the Fox and Hounds in Walton Street.
The five men, all aged between 19 and 25, are being held on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.
The victim's injuries are not life threatening. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
A Call for Young Musicians in Spelthorne
Budding musicians in Spelthorne are being offered help to prepare for a new music festival next summer.
Music 4 Life will teach young people aged 14 to 19 how to write, produce and record songs, and perform at BoomBox Live which will take place at Brooklands College in Ashford next June.
Workshops are being held at Ashford Youth Centre on Tuesdays and Fridays where tuition is available from music professionals. Any school or pupil interested in taking part should contact [email protected]
The programme is part of A2 Dominion’s youth enterprise scheme and is supported by area schools and charities.
When you think of fairy tales, they don’t get much better than Disney
Now, the magic is being brought to life for thousands of sick children this Christmas, thanks to Disney Kingston.
Youngsters in the borough are being invited to take their letter to Santa to the store in the Bentall Centre instead of leaving them under the chimney.
That way, every one posted will mean a soft toy gets sent to charity Believe in Magic.
The charity arranges wishes for terminally ill children ranging from dressing as a princess, to spending a day with the England football team.
It's all part of the nationwide Share in the Magic campaign running until Christmas Eve.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm
Fatberg misery over . . . for the time being
Motorists plagued by the on-going Fatberg sewer repairs in Kingston might want to pay special attention to this news story.
The works on London road are over . . . for the time being.
As of 11 o’clock this morning, all restrictions were removed and lanes reopened.
However, it’s not the end, as the council says it will still need to meet with Thames Water to discuss future works due to start in January.
Problems first arose in June when the 15 tonne ball of congealed fat was discovered after residents in nearby houses reported difficulty flushing their toilets.
However, works were forced to continue after the mass was removed three weeks later, because it had embedded itself so strongly in the top soil under the road network.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am
Kitty manages to 'mind the gap' on tour of London
Stunned morning commuters had to vie for a seat on the Victoria Line with an unusually furry passenger making its way to Battersea Dogs & Cats' Home.
A voyaging ginger cat - named Oyster by the animal charity’s staff –managed to grab a seat on the train carriage at Seven Sisters station during the hustle and bustle of rush hour last Friday.
Luckily, a volunteer from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home boarded the same carriage as the male moggy and managed to coax the independent feline into an empty cat carrier she had with her. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
Commissioner lights up 'Give a Gift' Christmas tree
The Commissioner has launched an appeal to make sure that over a thousand children in care across London get a special Christmas gift delivered to them this year.
Members of the public are being urged to give a gift by collecting a tagged ribbon from a Christmas tree outside New Scotland Yard or by visiting and clicking on the virtual MPS Christmas tree by clicking here
The gifts will be for children aged from one week to 17 years and benefit those in care across the London boroughs of Lambeth, Westminster, Southwark, Camden and Hammersmith and Fulham.
These children are currently being cared for by foster parents or are in residential care homes.
This year’s appeal builds on the success of last year’s MPS Christmas wish list tree which saw 230 children benefit from the goodwill of Londoners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am
Man detained by police dies in Chertsey hospital
A man who was taken ill while in police custody in Staines has died in hospital.
33-year-old Terry Smith, from Stanwell, was detained under the Mental Health Act on Tuesday.
He passed away at St Peter’s hospital in Chertsey on Wednesday night.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am
Unique toe nail treatment comes to Hinchley Wood
It’s thought over two thirds of people in Surrey could be walking around with fungal nail infections - and not know it.
Sally Pembery has introduced a new treatment, known as Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy, at the Hinchley Wood health centre.
It’s one of just two machines in the country which uses high intensity LED lights to treat the problem.
She says it should be rolled out nationwide.
You can find out more by visiting sallypembery.co.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Murderer Loose In South West London
A convicted murderer who’s escaped from custody could be on the loose in South West London this evening.
John Murch fled from a hospital in Gillingham in Kent on Sunday after being transferred there from prison suffering from chest pains.
There are reports he's been spotted in Richmond Town centre and on Sheen High Street.
The 52-year-old was serving a life sentence for killing a man in a street in Liverpool.
Murch is of medium build, 6ft tall with grey/brown hair and hazel eyes.
He has a distinctive tattoo on his right arm saying 'Liverpool FC Liver Bird'.
He is known to wear a flat cap and dark coloured pin-striped suit.
Police say he’s not considered to be a direct threat to the public but anyone who spots him should call 999. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm
Ewell Stabbing Arrests
11 people have now been arrested following a disturbance in Ewell on Monday night.
It’s after a 15-year-old boy suffered stab wounds following an altercation involving a large group of people.
Other arrests include two people on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, one on suspicion of public order and one on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle.
Hook Scout and Guide band hit the charts
The 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band will be hoping to hit the Christmas charts this year after being included on a charity album.
They were chosen among hundreds of entries from across the country to the Bright Sparks project.
It’s the brainchild of former Liberty X member Tony Lundon – who’s doing his bit to help raise the profile of scouting.
Hook’s assistant bandmaster Karen Shortland tells us how the money will help them.
You can find more details if how to get a copy of the album at brightsparksproject.com
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Staines Police Station Incident
A man is in a critical condition after an incident at Staines police station.
The 33 year old was detained under the mental health act and arrested on suspicion of a drugs related offence.
It's understood his health deteriorated and he was taken to St Peter’s Hospital. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 pm
Best Bar None Named In Kingston
Kingston Council has announced the winners of its Best Bar None awards.
In collaboration with the police, fire brigade, local businesses and charities it recognises clubs, bars and pubs that promote safe, sensible drinking and cut crime.
The winners were:
• Best Pub - The Ram (runner-up, Druids Head)
• Best Club - The Hippodrome (runner-up, McClusky’s)
• Best Independent Venue – Acorn 20
• Best Staff Member - Simon Goodman, Bishop Out of Residence
• Best on the Door - McClusky’s
• Best Atmosphere - O'Neills
• Best Behind the Bar - Woody’s posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 pm
New Head Coach For Fulham
Fulham have appointed Rene Meulensteen as head coach.
The Dutchman will work alongside manager Martin Jol.
He’d previously worked as coach at Manchester United for more than a decade before leaving this summer.
He was also one of the favourites for the current vacant managerial post at Crystal Palace. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm
New Host For Chelsea Flower Show
Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh is stepping down from the BBC's Chelsea Flower Show coverage, after 30 years as its host.
The show is undergoing a revamp next year.
BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth will join the new-look presenting team, along with Gardeners' World host Monty Don.
Woman takes on Chessington World of Adventures single handedly
A woman has launched a petition against what she is calling the inhumane treatment of animals at Chessington World of Adventures.
Cheryl Leanaghan from Walton paid a visit to the theme park’s new safari attraction Zufari over the summer because she loves wildlife.
However, Cheryl says she will never go again - and here she explains why.
Cheryl, who captured the picture above, says the animals should be rehomed, and will take her petition to Kingston MP Ed Davey on Friday.
The theme park is yet to respond to our request for an interview or statement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm
New development set to boost Earlsfield economy
Earlsfield's economy is set for a boost after planning permission was given for a security firm to establish a new headquarters on a derelict industrial site in the area.
Wandsworth Council’s planning applications committee has given the go-ahead for an empty warehouse and railway embankment building in Thornsett Road to be replaced with a new development – which will become the new base of operations for Banham Security.
The scheme involves the demolition of the existing warehouse and railway embankment building and the creation of a part four/part five storey building, along with renovation work to a two-storey building.
Banham is relocating from its current Vauxhall headquarters, which is needed by Transport for London as part of its plan to extend the Northern Line into the borough.
Go-ahead for the development comes soon after the council announced it was looking to create a new school on the Atheldene site in Garratt Lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm
Cyclist hit by bus outside East Croydon station dies
A cyclist has died after being hit by a single decker bus outside East Croydon train station.
The man, believed to be in his 40s, became trapped under the vehicle in Station Approach just before midday.
The victim was treated at the scene and taken to St George’s Hospital by air ambulance where he later died
Twitpic: @Gareth_Davies09 posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm
Kingston's MP speaks up
Power companies shouldn't treat their customers as "cash cows", according to Energy Secretary Ed Davey.
Kingston’s MP delivered the warning to the industry's annual conference on the day another of the big six suppliers raised its prices.
EDF Energy is putting up tariffs by 3.9% from January for its five and half million UK customers.
Mr Davey says the whole industry must justify increases in bills.
Image released after three train staff members attacked in Sutton
British Transport Police have released an image of a man they’d like to speak to after three staff members at Sutton train station were assaulted.
One man was elbowed, another punched and a woman was pushed in the attack last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm
Investigations underway into Woking bomb threat
Surrey Police are investigating after online messages at the weekend alleged an explosive device had been planted at Woking College.
Officers have searched the area and say there’s no indication that the reports are true or that there’s any threat to the public.
However, they’re continuing to work with college authorities and are taking the matter seriously. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am
Ashtead death "not suspicious"
Police are yet to formally identify a man found dead in the street in Ashtead.
Officers were called to Berry Meade on Friday evening where they discovered the body of a man who’s believed to be in his 40’s.
He’d suffered a suspected stab wound to the chest.
His death is not being treated as suspicious and police aren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am
Pressure grows on Fulham boss Martin Jol
Time could be running out at Craven Cottage for Fulham manager Martin Jol.
The Dutchman is currently the bookies’ favourite to be the next manager to leave his post in the Premier League.
The Whites have slipped into the relegation zone after losing 4-0 to Liverpool at the weekend. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am
UPDATE: Major morning rush hour delays on M25 and A3
A lorry fire on the M25 is still causing major delays between Chertsey and Reigate.
The vehicles’ breaks caught fire between Junction 10 at the A3 and 11 for Chertsey in the early hours of this morning.
Meanwhile, there’s also congestion on the A3 after an earlier collision between two cars at Hook.
A man has been taken to Kingston Hospital with back injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am
Lorry fire causes M25 rush hour delays
A lorry fire on the M25 is causing massive delays between Chertsey and Reigate.
The vehicles’ brakes caught fire between Junction 10 at the A3 and 11 for Chertsey in the early hours of this morning.
Attempts are being made to recover the lorry, which is fully laden with 21 tonnes of plastic pellets. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am
Home Office considers tougher measures for terror suspects
The Home Office is considering banning terror suspects from visiting controversial mosques.
It's understood the proposals also include a clamp down on how much time is spent in a Muslim temple.
The Defence Secretary and MP for Weybridge Philip Hammond says monitoring must be tightened after suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed fled a mosque in a burka - he's still on the run. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Ring of Red on the M25
Hundreds of bikers wearing red took to the M25 this afternoon to form a giant poppy in honour of those who have lost their lives in conflict.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm
Kingston failing vulnerable children
Kingston council is making improvements on systems to help detect and look after neglected and abused children.
It comes after an inadequate Ofsted report in both 2012 and 2013.
Six months after this year’s May report sees a new ‘Early help service’ where people with concerns can come forward.
Councillor Green, leader of Kingston council says safeguarding vulnerable children is now a priority.
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