Cyclists stage ''die-in''
About 1,000 cyclists took part in a so called ''die-in'' protest last night outside Transport for London's HQ in Southwark.
It's in a call for the Government to improve cycle road safety in the city.
The vigil follows the deaths of six cyclists killed in a two-week period, including 43 year old Roger William De Klerk outside East Croydon station.
Organisers want 10% of each London borough's transport budget to be spent on cycling infrastructure.
TfL maintains it is spending £1bn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Chipping day in Croydon
Earlier this year, the Government announced that all dogs in England must be microchipped by April 2016.
To support and promote the vital initiative, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is working with housing association Amicus Horizon to offer free microchipping, name tag engraving and advice about responsible dog ownership at its Canine Care Days on Wednesday at the Queens Community Centre in Croydon.
More than 65% of all dogs arriving at Battersea are not microchipped and the charity believes being able to identify dogs will help to reduce the problem of stray dogs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 99 year old woman died in a collision
On Wednesday at 11.35am, London Ambulance Service and the Police were called to Stockwell Park Walk close to the junction of Brixton Road, following reports of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian.
The 99 year old female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The male lorry driver stopped at the scene. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.
He has since been bailed until a date in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
Did you know the man in the well?
Detectives have now identified a man whose body was discovered in a well in Warlingham on the 15th of November.
Officers are satisfied the deceased is Damian Chlywka, a 32 year old Polish national who came to the UK in 2008.
Police have also made two further arrests for murder.
Two men aged 41 and 33, were arrested yesterday and taken into custody at South London police stations. They have now been bailed to return on a date in mid-January, pending further investigation.
Police were called after workmen discovered his body in a well outside an address in Audley Drive.
Specialist officers, including Metropolitan Police divers, attended the scene and recovered Damian's body which had sustained injuries consistent with an assault, prior to being placed in the well.
Mr Chlywka's body was bound before being placed in the well and it is believed he had been there for around two years.
A post-mortem examination did not provide a cause of death and further tests are being conducted.
Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons, who leads the investigation, said: "Damian had lived at various addresses across London including two known to be in the Croydon area. At one point he had lived at 11A Audley Drive.''
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm
Friday, 29 November 2013
Harmondsworth detainee to be deported
Lawyers for a failed asylum seeker on hunger strike have confirmed he is to be removed from the UK.
45 year old Isa Muazu, who is at Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre, is, according to them, near death.
However, the Home Office says he is fit to fly back to Nigeria.
The Court of Appeal has also ruled against his argument he was being unlawfully held.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm
Kingston has remembered the hundreds of people around the world who have been killed just because they are transgender.
Council leader Liz Green joined members of the Kingston LGBT Forum, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who live in the borough.
Over two hundred and thirty people were murdered last year around the globe with victims being as young as 13.
Harlequins team announced
Harlequins make one change for Sunday’s rugby union Premiership game against Newcastle Falcons.
Sam Smith starts on the left wing in place of Ugo Monye who picked up a knock during last week's game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm
A flat in Hammersmith has been damaged by fire.
The blaze broke out in on Margravine Road last night.
Part of a four roomed flat on the second floor was damaged by fire and smoke.
An elderly woman from a flat above was treated for slight smoke inhalation.
The fire is believed to have been caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm
Bamboo sticks used in burglaries in Richmond
Police in Richmond have warned against leaving keys in visible places after a number of letter box burglaries.
Opportunist thieves have used magnets taped to the end of bamboo sticks to burgle homes in Barnes and Teddington.
The council and police say valuable possessions and keys should be kept out of sight in drawers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm
Aliens predict Crystal Palace survival
A woman in Bromley has claimed that aliens have revealed to her that Crystal Palace will stay up this season.
52-year-old Stephany Cohen claims that she is in contact with “grey aliens, Cat People and half-alien, half-reptile reptilians”.
She says the aliens are being positive as Tony Pulis has a very good work ethic and his forte is defensive organisation.
The spiritual healer also told the News Shopper that the aliens showed her that she was Joan of Arc in a past life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
UPDATE: Man missing from Addlestone
A man who had gone missing from Addlestone town centre has been found safe and well.
29 year old Ricky Land was located this morning. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
UPDATE: Epsom stabbing
A 16-year-old boy from Thornton Heath has been charged in connection with an assault in Epsom where a man was stabbed.
A 24-year-old is being treated for serious but not life threatening injuries after being stabbed during a fight on Wednesday afternoon.
The teenager has been charged with wounding with intent, possession of a pointed article in public and possession of a class B drug with intent to supply.
He’ll appear before magistrates in Redhill later today. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am
Car stolen in Weybridge
Police are appealing for help to trace a car stolen from Weybridge.
A man disturbed an intruder at their home on Oatlands Avenue – the suspect then threatened him, took his keys and drove off in his car.
It’s a metallic grey Audi A7, with the number plate AW11 PAW.
Officers would like to speak to anyone in the area at around mid-day on Wednesday or who may have seen it being driven down the A3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am
Latest on Epsom stabbing
A 16 year old boy remains in police custody after a man was stabbed during a fight in Epsom.
Another 16 year old, arrested at the time of the incident, has been released on bail.
A 24 year old man is being treated at St George’s hospital in Tooting for serious but not life threatening injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which took place on Wednesday afternoon, to come forward. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am
Celebrities condemn planned demolition of Earls Court
Personalities from the fields of art and music have joined forces to voice their opposition to the planned demolition of the Earls Court exhibition centre.
Figures such as Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys and designers Ozwald Boateng and Bella Freud have written to the Evening Standard newspaper.
They’ve condemned what they call the “cultural vandalism” of the venue.
The famous exhibition and concert venue is due to be knocked down in 2015.
It’ll give way to an 8-billion pound redevelopment of land in west Kensington and Earls Court.
Police Hunt For Car In Richmond
Police in Richmond are asking for help in finding a vehicle this evening.
They like to hear from anyone who spots an Audi Q7 SUV.
It’s grey and has the number plate LG12EEX.
If you’ve seen it then call 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm
Man found guilty of murder of millionaire found dead in New Malden
A man has been found guilty of the murder of millionaire Carole Waugh, whose body was found in a lock up off Lime Grove in New Malden.
A jury at the Old Bailey today found 41-year-old Rakesh Bhayani guilty, but cleared 48-year-old Nicholas Kutner of the charge.
Appeal after Epsom robbery
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a teenager was robbed by a man with a suspected firearm.
The 18 year old was forced to hand over his wallet and mobile phone after being approached at around 10 o’clock last night.
The robbery took place in an alleyway between Kiln Lane and East Street.
The suspect is a white man, around 6 foot tall, in his early 20’s and was wearing a black tracksuit and balaclava.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm
Surrey Police dismiss Head of Finance
Surrey Police has today dismissed its Head of Finance for gross misconduct.
Allegations of failure to disclose a change in personal circumstances and mishandling of internal information were found to be proven against Paul Bundy.
He’s been dismissed, subject to any appeal, with immediate effect.
Surrey Police says the misconduct didn’t relate directly to the financial responsibilities of his role and didn’t involve leaking to the media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm
Richmond braces for chilly weather
As Arctic winds plunge the weather into sub zero temperatures and the nation is braced for freezing conditions, Richmond Council is more prepared than ever before for the winter that lies ahead.
It has invested in a fleet of state-of-the-art gritting vehicles with the latest 21st century gadgetry and has stockpiled hundreds of tonnes of salt.
They include; tracking devices, cameras to the rear of the spreader and inside the vehicle to ensure salt is delivered adequately, and digital route planners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am
UPDATE: St Helier Secret Ballot
The results of a secret ballot sent out to Sutton’s GPs by Paul Burstow and Tom Brake have shown that an overwhelming majority do not support the downgrading of the A&E and Maternity Units at St Helier.
Not a single GP voted in favour of the downgrade.
32 GPs voted against closing the maternity and A&E services at St Helier, with 0 voting in favour.
32 voted in favour of a separate process run by Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group, with 1 against.
The ballot was sent out in early November to all GPs in Sutton, asking if they were for or against the downgrading St Helier.
Tens of thousands of people in the local community have also signed petitions against the downgrading.
Recently, the Better Services Better Value (BSBV) review for St. Helier was delayed for a third time after the Surrey and South Downs CCG voted against the potential changes.
Hear Lucy Mayer's interview with Tom Brake on our Red Button, located via our homepageposted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am
Reward offered to find killer of Croydon teenager
Detectives are offering a 10 thousand pound reward for information to help track down and arrest a convicted murderer who is on the run.
Lerone Boye, who is 27, has not been seen since mid-October, when he escaped from the John Howard Centre in Homerton, east London.
He was sentenced to 28 years for the murder of 17-year-old Kelvin Chibueze, who was from Croydon.
He was stabbed to death at a party in Ilford in 2011. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 am
Monday, 25 November 2013
New Malden school’s healthy lifestyle lessons a recipe for success
A school in New Malden has become the first in the borough to win a prestigious accolade for teaching youngsters about healthy lifestyles.
Children at Burlington Junior School kept chickens, collecting the eggs for cooking lessons, and grew fruit and vegetables in an allotment for the school kitchen.
Now the school has received a Healthy Schools London Bronze Award. Healthy Schools London is an awards programme sponsored by the Mayor of London, designed to improve the health and wellbeing of young people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
London MEP after change in European law
Bike deaths in London could be reduced with a change in European law, according to a Lib Dem MEP for the capital.
This comes as a road safety campaign has been launched following the deaths of six cyclists in a fortnight.
Operation Safeway will target cyclists, drivers and pedestrians at the 166 junctions with the worst safety records in London.
Sarah Ludford is urging Brussels to propose new rules.
A lollipop lady is marking 35 years in the job in New Malden.
Deirdre Haycock has seen schoolchildren and the public safely across the road since 1978, and for the last five years has been stationed at the crossing at the junction of South Lane and Sheephouse Way.
Kingston Council hopes that Deirdre’s example and love of the job will help to recruit more community-spirited people needed for its school crossing patrols.
There are ten school crossing patrols across the borough, with three vacancies at the moment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am
Surrey Charity offers Christmas advice
Relate says Christmas can be fabulous, but when you’re celebrating with others it’s sometimes difficult to make sure that everyone’s happy.
Councillors say; We all have different expectations of what makes a perfect Christmas and it’s important to make sure you think about this before the big day comes around. Try to make it clear right from the start that you might not be able to please everybody.
What you want
We’re not just talking presents here. It sounds obvious, but unless you know what would make the perfect Christmas for you, you can’t expect anyone else to guess. For some people, the perfect Christmas is quiet, snug and cosy – for others, it needs to be a full house! Take a bit of time to work it out, and don’t be afraid to assert yourself.
What others want
Asking for lists from your nearest and dearest will help with your shopping, but it goes deeper than that. Whether you’re celebrating with one other person or the whole clan, it’s a good idea to do a bit of asking around first to find out what sort of Christmas people want. The only way you can come up with something to suit everyone is to find out what people really think makes a good Christmas Day for them. If you have kids, why not get a big sheet of paper, divide it into sections and get them to draw pictures of what they most love about Christmas.
The middle ground
This is the tricky bit! If you’re very lucky, you might have found that everyone you’re celebrating with has the same idea for a perfect Christmas. If so, enjoy it! But if not, the key is to make sure everyone has a little bit of what they want.
Follow these tips for communicating about Christmas:
· Keep talking and being honest.
· Don’t overpromise – if something is impractical, or too expensive, it’s ok to explain why it can’t happen.
· Try to compromise. For example, your partner might want to spend a cosy Christmas alone together, whereas you might want to be with your family. Compromise by waking up together and having a special breakfast before joining the family for Christmas dinner.
· If someone’s wishes can’t be accommodated, explain why and see if it’s possible to do something similar at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am
Annual photo competition brings back memories of summer
It might be nearly Christmas but that doesn’t stop us enjoying this striking summer scene that has scooped first place in a prestigious photographic competition.
The picture beat off more than 700 others to win Mayfield Lavender’s annual photographic contest.
Chetan Deka, took the image of the Banstead based lavender farm.
Chetan said: “Photography is my passion, it’s more than just a hobby. For me it’s a way to capture time and beauty for eternity.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
Santa Claus is coming to town
Father Christmas kicks off his fundraising drive in aid of life-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance next week.
He will be swapping his sleigh for a truck as he rides through Sutton, Nonsuch, Cheam, North Cheam and Worcester Park.
There will be seven mobile street collections starting on Monday at Sparrow Farm Road in Worcester Park, at 5.45pm.
This is the 26th year that Christmas collections have been held by Sutton Nonsuch Rotary Club who last year raised £8,300 for charities.
Shoppers will also get the chance to meet Santa and his helpers at store collections outside Sainsbury’s in North Cheam and Tesco on the Sutton bypass.
For more details about the collections go to www.nonsuchrotary.org or to help out as a volunteer email [email protected]posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am
Surrey Police launches campaign to raise awareness of rape and sexual assualt
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