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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Spelthorne Protest Against Fire Cuts

Campaigners have staged a protest against plans which would leave Spelthorne with the least fire resources in Surrey.

The Fire and Rescue Authority proposes that Spelthorne has one fire engine at one fire station instead of two engines at two stations.

Consultation has finished and Surrey County Council's cabinet is due to make a decision in February.

The protest was organised by Save Our Services in Surrey, which is made up of trade unions, community groups and residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Wandsworth wants young achievers
Wandsworth Council is looking for young achievers for their 22nd annual Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Awards.

The event recognises outstanding efforts or overcoming a challenge. Previous winners include 17 year Sharnough Dauley-Hill for her charity work and 19 year old Rachel Penfold for her determination in pursuing a career in the construction industry despite having few GCSEs.

Nomination forms can be found at the borough’s libraries, youth clubs, schools and council reception areas.

Candidates must be aged under 19 and either live or study in Wandsworth. The deadline for nominations in the 16th of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

Friday, 6 December 2013

Police appeal after fatal crash in Croydon
Police are appealing for information following a fatal road collision in Croydon.

Officers came across a collision on Sunday afternoon involving a car and a pedestrian at Portland Road junction with Woodside Avenue.

A 78 year old man - was taken to hospital and has now died.

The driver of the car, a 42 year man , wasn’t arrested at the scene but will be assisting police with their enquires.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Wigan talk to Bees boss
Wigan have been granted permission to speak to Brentford's Uwe Rosler about becoming their new manager.

Rosler has been in charge at Griffin Park since 2011, but looks set to succeed Owen Coyle at the DW Stadium.

Wigan hope to appoint the 45 year old before tomorrow’s game with Millwall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Man jailed for his part in Mitcham 'honour' killing
A man convicted for his part in the ‘honour’ killing of young Iraqi, Banaz Mahmod, has been jailed for eight years.

33 year old Dana Amin from Mitcham, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice and preventing the lawful and decent burial of the 20-year-old.

The court heard that in January 2006 Banaz Mahmod, an Iraqi Kurd from Mitcham, was strangled, stored in a suitcase and her body driven away from London to Birmingham.

The victim’s father 58 year old Mahmod Babakir Mahmod and her uncle Ari Mahmod were both jailed for life for her murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

New stadium gets the go ahead
Hounslow councillors last night approved Brentford FC's plans for a new 20,000 capacity stadium at Lionel Road.

The proposals, which included outline plans for 910 homes on the site, were approved by the council's planning committee after a four and a half hour meeting.

Three members of the planning committee stood down last month over fears there was a conflict of interest.

Conservationists have also campaigned against the plans saying the proposed stadium is too close to historic Kew Gardens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
His death has been announced in the last hour (9pm UK time).

The former president's friends and loved ones gathered at his house in South Africa earlier, at the time describing the 95 year old as 'on his death-bed'

Mr Mandela had been very ill on and off for the last year.

He had returned home on September the 1st in a critical condition after being in a Pretoria hospital for almost three months - the fourth time he had been admitted to hospital since last December.

He had battled a series of lung infections and respiratory illnesses in the past few years.

Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison after being found guilty of being sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow his country's government before being released in 1990, became South Africa's first democratically elected president, holding office from 1994 to 1999.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

In 2001 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and in 2004 retired from public life.

Reporter Alex Crawford is in South Africa.



President Obama has paid tribute.



In London, stars of the new film about Mandela's life had gathered to watch the premiere of Long Walk to Freedom in Leicester Square.

Guests including Mandela's god-daughter, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were informed of his death as they watched the film. William and Kate were informed of his death discreetly by an aide shortly before the end of the film.

A two minute silence was then held.

Prince William was heard to say after the screening I just wanted to say it's extremely sad and tragic news.

Radio Jackie pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died today at the age of 95.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

A teenager from Surbiton is proving you don’t need a TV show to have the X Factor


19 year old Tchengiz Siddiqi is celebrating the release of his first Christmas single, Open It Up.

He’ll appear at The Hard Rock Café’s Fight for Life childrens’ cancer charity event on Tuesday Night in Piccadilly.

Tchengiz dropped in to the studio to give us a special acoustic treat, and explain how music has been a life - long dream of his.



You can download the single on iTunes now.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Kingston Man Missing



Police are asking for the public’s help tonight in finding a man missing from Kingston.

Twenty two year old Stephen Carl Johnson was last seen yesterday and it’s thought he’s either in London or Farnborough.

Stephen is slim, white, around 5’11, with blue eyes and short brown hair.

He may be wearing blue jeans or grey tracksuit bottoms with a navy blue jacket that has thin red strips on arms and black trainers.

If you’ve seen him or know where he is then call the Met on 101

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Christian care worker loses court appeal
A Christian care worker who refused to work on Sundays has lost her latest legal appeal.

Celestine Mba claims she was constructively dismissed by Merton council because of her religious beliefs.

But the Court of Appeal has decided not to rule against a tribunal which had cleared the council of any wrongdoing.

Merton council leader Stephen Alambritis says he’s “pleased with the outcome”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Burglary in Sutton
Police are appealing for information about a blue BMW and a white panel van following a burglary in Sutton.

The burglars triggered the alarm on Wednesday morning before silencing it.

Two men were seen leaving the property and putting a safe into the BMW parked outside before speeding towards The Downsway.

The suspects are described as two males wearing hooded tops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

New borough for London?
London could be about to get another borough.

Radical plans on the site of Heathrow airport were unveiled earlier today.

The development could only go ahead if Heathrow was closed and another airport opened in the South East.

The existing two runways would become waterways and there would even be a new high-speed rail route connecting it with a new airport check-in at Ebbsfleet within 30 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

HGV driver banned for drink driving
An HGV driver has been jailed for 18 weeks for drink driving and given a three year ban.

52 year old Marian Piziuk was found to be four times the legal limit when he was stopped on the M25 at Staines yesterday.

He was arrested after police received numerous calls that an articulated lorry was being driven erratically.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Dog Recovery


A couple from Parsons Green are celebrating their dog’s recovery after he ate an entire bottle of herbal sleeping tablets.

Gumbo, a two and a half year old Puggle, fell unconscious and was given emergency treatment at the Stone Lion Vet Hospital in Wimbledon.

The Steadmans are now encouraging other dog owners to keep all types of medicine away from their pets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Fire in Morden
A fire has broken out at a shop in Morden, damaging a flat.

Two fire engines were called to London Road after a roof on the first floor caught fire.

No-one was injured and the fire is now under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Weather Update
Parts of the UK are braced for the most serious tidal surge for more than 60 years this evening.

Most of the coastal areas at risk are in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex, although there are also warnings for north Wales and Kent.

More that 10-thousand homes are being evacuated.

Earlier gales in Scotland brought down trees and power lines - more than 100 thousand homes are without power.

There have also been travel problems forcing the closure of the road and rail network.

And a driver's died in West Lothian after his lorry toppled over in high winds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

The RNLI has been proving its worth . . .
The team, which helps those in need on the water, has saved a man from drowning in the Thames at Chiswick.

The charity has four lifeboat stations along the river.

The Chiswick team was alerted after the man was seen in the water near Battersea heliport yesterday afternoon.

His condition is unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Woman identified in North Sheen
A woman found dead in North Sheen at the weekend has been formally identified as 43 year old Bernadeta Nawracaj.

Officers attended an address in Lower Mortlake Road following concerns for the welfare of a resident there on Saturday.

On entering the address, they discovered the body of the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination held at Kingston Mortuary on Sunday established the cause of death to be head injuries.

Four people - two men and two women - have been arrested in connection with the incident.

They remain in custody at various London police stations. Enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Apprentice winner speaks about cancer battle
The Apprentice’s first ever winner has spoken out about his battle with cancer.

36 year old Tim Campbell, who won the BBC talent show in 2005, was told he had testicular cancer on the eve of Movember.

He was already raising money for the cause by growing a moustache.

Mr Campbell underwent treatment at Chelsea and Westminster hospital earlier this month.

He hopes more people will see that testicular cancer, which has a 95% success rate if caught in time, doesn’t have to be a death sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Plans for new free school in Hammersmith
One of the founders of the UK computer gaming industry wants to set up a free school to teach children about technology.

Ian Livingstone, who founded Games Workshop, aims to set up the school in Hammersmith.

The secondary would focus on science, technology, engineering, art and maths.

All pupils aged 11 to 18 would be taught computer science.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Opposition to Putney Common road
Hundreds of people have come out in force to say no to building a road across part of Putney Common.

Plans are currently afoot to erect a new primary school on the site, but access would need to be maintained via a new route.

The school would be paid for with 24 luxury flats on the other half of the four million pound site.

Over a thousand residents have so far signed a petition against the plans accusing Wandsworth Council of over development.

The Friends of Putney Common lost a judicial review last month against the council, questioning the legality of the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Immigration operation in New Malden
Six illegal workers have been arrested following an operation by Home Office immigration enforcement officers in New Malden.

Acting on intelligence, officers raided the Jin Go Gae Korean restaurant in Burlington Road last night.

Four employees were found to have overstayed their visas.

The business could now face a fine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Ham rejuvenation
We’re being asked to put forward our thoughts on plans to rejuvenate an area of Ham.
 
Ham Close is owned by a housing provider and is home to 192 people.

The council wants to look at including the space in its borough wide rejuvenation project – the Uplift Programme.
 
Opportunities to have your say will include information on the Council’s website and two visioning events in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Chief Exective appointed at Mole Valley District Council
Mole Valley District Council has appointed its new Chief Executive.

Yvonne Rees will take the post, while also continuing as Strategic Director at Surrey County Council.

She joined Mole Valley on an interim basis 15 months ago and has been appointed permanently to the dual role with effect from April next year.

The arrangement will save around £100,000 of public money a year as her salary will remain the same.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Confidence high at London Scottish
London Scottish fly half Dan Newton says that there's a positive atmosphere in the camp after last weekend's victory over Moseley.

That result was Scottish's fourth successive win, and has taken them into the top three of the Championship.

He says they needed to work hard to beat Moseley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

March against Wandsworth Council cuts
A demonstration is set to take place tonight against the latest cuts at Wandsworth Council.

Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council and Wandsworth Labour Group are staging the rally ahead of the next council meeting.

It's expected that councillors will ratify making 28 members of staff redundant in an effort to cut the council's budget.

Colin Crilly, spokesman for Wandsworth Against Cuts, explains why he believes the march is necessary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Nigella in court
Nigella Lawson's arrived at Isleworth Crown Court, where she's expected to give evidence in a fraud case against her two former assistants.

Francesca and Lisa Grillo are accused of embezzling money from her former husband Charles Saatchi - charges they deny.

The trial has also heard claims the TV chef used drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Bus attack update
Police investigating an attack on a young woman on a bus en route to Clapham Junction have charged two men.

25 year old Kieran Brown from Harrow has been charged with actual bodily harm.

He was bailed to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' court on Monday, the 16th of December.

22 year old Joel Clue from East Dulwich, has been charged with common assault.

He was bailed to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' court on Thursday the 19th of December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Nurses encouraged to take part in research


The launch of a dedicated group to encourage nurses to take part in research and development could lead to improved care for patients.

The Nurse Research and Development Forum at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, endorsed by Director of Nursing Andrew Dean, will officially launch on Monday with the aim of boosting the number of studies into life on and off the wards.

Guest speakers at the Springfield University Hospital-based event will include Professor Alan Simpson, who gave this year’s Eileen Skellern lecture, Jacqueline Sin, Research Fellow at the National Institute for Health Research, and Professor Michael Ussher of the Division of Population Health Science and Education at St George’s, University of London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Addlestone Racer To Return

A former motorbike racer from Addlestone who found himself at the centre of a murder probe in Dubai after his wife’s death is set to fly back to the UK.

Sean Emmett was unable to leave after police confiscated his documents after his wife Abbie fell from a hotel window in February.

He’s announced on Twitter that he’s finally had his passport returned and is due to fly home.

Emmett, who won 19 British Superbike events during his career, was never arrested or charged over her death.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Richmond's Poppy Factory takes on the Santa Run


A team from the factory is going to take part in the run in Victoria Park this Sunday.

Seven ''Santas'' have been taking part in rigorous training to prepare them for the feat.

The Poppy Factory is there to help get disabled war veterans back to work.

To support their challenge this weekend, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Money stolen from blind woman in Sutton
A street vendor has admitted stealing £50 from a blind woman in Sutton.

22 year Razvan Dumitru who was selling the big issue outside Morrisons on Saturday has admitted the offence and will be sentenced at a later date.

The victim who’s in her sixties was feeling for a £1 coin to give to him when he stole the cash.

A woman spotted him carrying out the theft and he was detained by members of the public and off duty police officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Teenage girl followed by man in Wallington
Police are investigating reports a teenage girl was followed by a man after getting off a bus in Wallington.

The 15 year old was walking home along Demesne Road and Ferrers Avenue last Wednesday evening, when she noticed someone trailing her.

She then crouched under a car to hide from the man – who’s described as Asian, aged around 25 to 30, 5 foot 11 tall and slim.

He was heard to say “Where did she go” and then walked back from where he’d come from, before the girl ran home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Man removes caravans from back garden in Stanwell
A man from Stanwell has been forced to remove a caravan site from his back garden.

Cecil Wiggins had repeatedly ignored a council notice to stop keeping caravans there.

He was also told to remove an associated toilet block and metal boundary fence.

He’s been made to pay a fine of £2,000 and nearly £1,000 in costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Arrest after attack on woman on a bus
A man has been arrested in connection with an attack on a woman on a bus heading towards Clapham Junction station.

The 22 year old victim fell to the floor of the bus unconscious after being confronted by a group of young men in August.

A 26 year old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after attending a police station in south London earlier today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

St Helier responds to complaints
The NHS website set up so patients can write comments about hospitals in a trip advisor style, has been flooded with complaints.

Care Connect was set up in August and patients give the hospital a score out of five and post their comments.

But is seems some hospitals aren’t faring so well.

One comment, allegedly from a parent visiting St Helier in Carshalton, gave it a score of 1 and saying it was appalling all round.

The Hospital issued this statement to us earlier.

As a Trust, we are absolutely committed to listening to what our patients have to say about the experience they have in our hospitals – whether they have positive feedback or want to report something that has caused them concern – we value every thought and opinion.

In addition, we truly believe in being an open and transparent organisation and where necessary, will always face up to and investigate the concerns of our patients. This is a particularly important part of the work we are undertaking to ensure that a situation similar to that highlighted in the Francis report (which looked into failings at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust), could not happen at our hospitals.

As such, we offer a number of different ways for patients and their loved ones to have their say about our services. Either online on our website, by letter, through social media sites such as Twitter or simply by contacting our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), the people who use our hospitals can let us know what they think in a way that is convenient to them.

It is because of our commitment to listening to and acting upon patient feedback that we agreed to take part in the pilot scheme of the new Care Connect website. Since joining the scheme at the end of July, 99 people have left reviews about St Helier Hospital, with the vast majority of people rating our hospitals with the highest possible mark.

The full breakdown is as follows:

42% of people gave us a five star rating
12% gave us four stars
7% awarded us three stars
9% gave us two stars
16% gave us one star.

Whilst we are delighted that the vast majority of the reviews we had were very positive, we will of course, investigate and rectify problems identified in any less positive reviews.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Syon Park lights up for eighth year


Brentford's historic Syon Park has been lit up for all to see.

It's all part of the Enchanted Woodland - a mile of illuminated paths throughout the gardens of The Duke of Northumberland's home.

The shapes and textures of Syon’s fine old trees are celebrated, before visitors get the chance to watch a light show in the Great Conservatory (pictured).

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Relate Mid Surrey wishes you a Merry Christmas


Relate Mid Surrey is a non profit-making charity providing a service to anyone who is dealing with difficulty within their relationship.

Through counselling services they help couples withstand the pressures that lead to relationship breakdown and limit the damage that commonly accompanies this.

They helped over a million people this year.

Reports to the charity typically go up over the festive period due to the sometimes high levels of stress associated with Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

House O' Christmas returns to Bedfont


This is House O' Christmas in Longford Avenue - back for its 24th year.

Jason and Lisa Hoban spend about six weeks putting up all the decorations. All money raised goes to charity.

This year, special post boxes have been attached for people to donate money. The chosen charity is Shooting Star CHASE Childrens' Hospices.

Some money will also go to the Alfie Barrett Fund.

The 5 year old has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma.

He hopes to undergo treatment called Proton Beam that can only be given in America.

Alfie is due to start the treatment on the 6th of January.

Picture: Darren Graham Photography
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Monday, 2 December 2013

Help In Woking From Angels

A group of residents in a part of Woking are coming together to help elderly and vulnerable neighbours this winter.

The ‘Horsell Snow Angels’ will clear snow and ice, walk dogs and do errands like shopping when the weather gets tricky.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

Surrey Dementia Help From China


David Cameron's announced the first deal to come out of the biggest-ever British trade delegation to China.

A series of healthcare deals worth more than 120 million pounds to the UK have been signed.

They include a joint project between the two countries evaluating new treatments for dementia.

Dementia diagnosis rates in Portsmouth are the best in the South East at just under 64%. In North West Surrey it’s 47.7% and 44% in the Surrey Downs region.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Image released in connection with assault in Purley

Police in Croydon are releasing an image of a man they wish to identify in connection with an assault at a kebab shop in Purley.

The attack happened in September at a fast-food restaurant in Purley High Street.

The suspect assaulted the victim - a 33-year-old man - leaving him with head and facial injuries, including a fractured jaw.

Police are now releasing a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Four arrested after woman's death in North Sheen
Police are treating the death of a woman in North Sheen as suspicious.

Officers were called to an address on Lower Mortlake Road yesterday at about 2pm after reports of concerns for the welfare of a resident.

The body of a woman, believed to be 43, was discovered.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four people, two men and two women, have been arrested in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 am  

Spelthorne residents fight planned fire station closure
Spelthorne’s residents are being urged to sign a petition opposing Surrey County Council’s plans to close both local fire stations.

The council wants to replace them with one.

Opponents of the plans include residents associations and local politicians.

They argue that the proposed changes will make Spelthorne the least fire resourced borough in the county.

A demonstration’s been planned for December 7th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 am  

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Immigration raids in Banstead areas
Four men have been arrested in Surrey after raids by immigration enforcement officers.

Two Indian men, in their 40s, who’d overstayed their visas, were arrested at Woldingham Village Stores on Wednesday.

A 24-year-old Sri Lankan national and a 26-year-old man from Pakistan, in breach of visa conditions, were arrested at Papa John's in Banstead High Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Government promise on energy prices
The Government’s promising to take steps to cut rising energy costs.

They intend to set out measures to reduce domestic energy bills by an average 50 pounds a year.

But Shadow Business Secretary and MP for Streatham, Chukka Umunna says their proposals don’t go far enough.

He says Labour’s promised 20 month price freeze would be far more effective:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

Texting Drunk Drivers in Surrey
Surrey Police has introduced a scheme allowing people to report those they suspect of drink-driving, by text.

The project will run until New Year's Day and will enable people to inform the police in confidence.

Officers want people to text the word ‘POLICE’ to treble six, double four followed by the details of the driver, or to simply call 999.

Drink or drug drivers could be banned from driving, fined up to £5,000 or face a six-month prison sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Brixton born Jean Kent dies
Actress Jean Kent, one of Britain’s biggest stars in the 1940s and 50s, has died aged 92.

Her death was announced yesterday by close family friend, author and former film critic Michael Thornton.

Born in Brixton, her real name was Joan Mildred Summerfield – She made 45 films and starred alongside Marilyn Monroe, Michael Redgrave and Laurence Olivier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 pm  

Woman assaulted in Clapham Junction


Police are appealing for information after a young woman was knocked unconscious during a violent attack on a bus.

The assault took place in the early hours of Thursday the 29th of August on a Route 334 bus heading towards Clapham Junction.

One of a group of men poured a can of drink over the 22-year-old victim’s head and pulled her hair, then kicked her in the stomach.

The main suspect is described as a light skinned black man of around 20 years old and of slim build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 pm  

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