Sutton Police Hunt
Police in Sutton are appealing for help in locating a 23-year-old man who’s wanted on recall to prison.
Officers are following a number of lines of enquiry to locate Perry Whewell who has known connections in Sutton, Wallington and Carshalton.
He was sentenced in June 2012 to two years and ten months imprisonment for burglary and was released in January this year.
He’s been recalled to prison after failing to comply with his conditions of release. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:57 pm
Stray puppy “Robshaw” sup-paw-ting namesake in the Six Nations climax this Super Saturday
As the England Rugby starting XV prepare to ratchet up the points in their final RBS Six Nations match against Italy tomorrow, a nine week old patriotic puppy at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is hoping his luck will be as good as his namesake, the England Captain's talent.
The gutsy, stray Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Robshaw is backing the big men in white to win their twentieth consecutive match against Italy.
Staffie Robshaw’s early life has been ‘turned-over’ since he came through Battersea’s doors, after he was found cruelly dumped in a duvet in West Ham.
He was brought to the famous charity shivering and scared, but he's slowly putting in the hard yards to earn a place in a winning team.
Battersea has placed Robshaw with a temporary foster family where he's enjoying attending training sessions, and showing he's got the skills and ability to make any starting XV.
If you can take Robshaw off the bench and give him a try, please contact Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on 0843 509 4444.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
Teddington Pensioner Fined
A trip to the shops has cost a pensioner from Teddington more than 300 pounds after using a photocopied disabled parking permit.
77-year-old William Millar admitted using a fraudulently obtained Blue Badge, when he appeared before Lavender Hill magistrates this week.
Millar had bought the counterfeit badge for 70 pounds from someone he met at a barbeque, while on holiday in Ireland two years ago.
The pensioner said he had believed the permit was legitimate - He was fined £110 and ordered to pay costs.
A Helping Hand For Hounslow Residents
Families in Feltham struggling to get onto the housing ladder are being given a helping hand thanks to the council’s first-ever shared ownership scheme.
Four two-bedroom apartments are being marketed as part of the first phase of Manor Lane Estate regeneration.
Buyers will be able to buy a 45 percent share in the new homes – making them affordable for households with an annual income of 33,000 pounds.
They’re available for people living or working in Hounslow who’ve been unable to buy a house on the open market posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm
Call to restrict the so called "Lycra Brigade" in Richmond Park over safety fears
Cyclists in Richmond Park are a law unto themselves and need to be regulated.
That’s the view of some residents calling on Royal Parks to remind bike riders that they also need to stick to the 20mph speed limit.
The most common complaint seems to be racers travelling three or four abreast.
Listeners have told us that while they might tolerate and enjoy the annual Ride London Surrey Cycle 100, the route is not a racetrack, and was never designed to be.
One woman, who wished not to be named, claims her dog was injured by cyclists after two of them misjudged the width of the road, lost control, and veered into her path.
Kingston Councillor, and regular user of Richmond Park, Andrea Craig, says the minority are spoiling it for everyone.
We are still awaiting a statement from Parks Police.
The Royal Parks, which manages Richmond Park, issued this statement.
We have to balance the needs of everyone who uses or passes through the park including pedestrians, children, runners, horse riders, cyclists and motorists.
We urge all park users to be considerate towards each other, observe speed limits and recognise that Richmond Park is, first and foremost, a place to experience relaxation, peace and quiet and the beautiful natural surroundings. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
The controversial Lionel Road stadium, for Brentford FC, has been given the go ahead.
The Parliamentary Under Secretary Of State has confirmed Hounslow Council's decision to grant planning approval for the 20,000 seater stadium.
The application was referred to the Secretary of State’s office after English Heritage objected to the application due to their perceived impact of the proposals on nearby heritage assets in Kew.
After carefully reviewing the information provided to him by his case officers, the GLA, Hounslow Council as well as various representations sent to him by supporters and opponents of the scheme, the Planning Minister confirmed the decision.
The Minister saw the wide ranging benefits these proposals would bring to Hounslow and London including 910 new homes on a brownfield site.
An End In Sight For Flood In Woldingham
THE torrent of water is finally subsiding in Woldingham, to the relief of many.
The underground Caterham Bourne sprang to the surface about six weeks ago, and has since brought chaos to the area.
However, the temporary reservoir scheme constructed to help relieve the flooding might have to last for up to six months.
Government funding will be sought for a link-up to a waterworks at Godstone as a long-term solution - this would ease the pressure on the waterworks at Kenley. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am
Woman Snatched At Crystal Palace
A police investigation’s been launched following the alleged abduction of a woman outside Crystal Palace station.
Officers were called at around 5.30pm on Wednesday and shortly after, stopped a van in Beckenham Road and arrested the driver.
The 26 year-old woman was also in the van. She was unhurt.
A 25 year old man remains in custody on suspicion of abduction and criminal damage.
Relief Hero Seeks Public Support for Flood Victims
16 year old Zafar Ahmad from Southfields, a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, will be presented with a 'Flood Hero' award by ITV Daybreak tomorrow morning.
As part of the AMYA's emergency relief initiative, Zafar was one of the many hundreds of volunteers who have been assisting families affected by the floods around the country including Staines, Chertsey, and Somerset areas.
During the half term holidays in February, Zafar made the most of his free time and volunteered almost every day to help in every possible way, whether it be filling and delivering the sandbags, or the massive clean-up operation of the St. Paul's Church in Staines, he always stepped up to assist.
Jamal Akbar, one of the AMYA Regional coordinators for Charity, Community and Welfare Programmes, put Zafar’s name forward. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
Clifford trial update
One of Max Clifford's alleged victims has told his sex assault trial she was NOT 'obsessed' with the PR consultant.
The woman - who says he abused her as a teenager in 1977 - claimed he told her he'd been encouraged to take her virginity by an actress.
Max Clifford, from Hersham, denies 11 indecent assault charges. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
Hacking trial update
The phone hacking trial's heard Rebekah Brooks told her mother not to watch the news when allegations about the News of the World accessing the voicemails of Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler emerged.
Deborah Weir's been giving evidence to the Old Bailey - saying her daughter 'wasn't very easy' to get hold of once the claims were made, days before she resigned as the paper's editor.
Brooks denies all the charges against her. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
Man in court charged with Sutton murder
A man’s appeared in court charged with the murder of a six-year-old girl in Sutton.
He’s been remanded in custody.
He will appear in court for a Plea and Case Management Hearing in May. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm
Amount of retail space needed is to be explored in Richmond
The health of Richmond’s Town centres is to be researched thanks to a study commissioned by the council.
It will update previous work which predated the recession and form the basis of the long-term planning of the major town centres.
Part of the study, which will be published in June, will include on-street visitor surveys.
In Kew, there is already an initiative in place giving drivers 30 free minutes parking to help encourage people to use the high streets again
MP Zac Goldsmith was behind the campaign.
We’ll have a special report on the future of the high streets in tonight’s Podcast, available on the red button from 6 o’clock.
The family of a missing man has issued an appeal today,urging Londoners to help trace their missing son.
The parents of 28 year old Marc Hutton, have made the appeal following no contact from their son since Friday, the 28th of February.
Marc’s disappearance has been described by his family as out of character and as the days pass they are becoming ever increasingly worried and concerned for his welfare.
Marc was recovering from minor knee surgery which had taken place on the 19th of February.
His family and friends believe that Marc may have suffered an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic used during the operation and are extremely concerned.
The last know sighting of Marc was by friends at 11pm at his home address in Sefton Street.
He is described as a white man, 6 feet tall, of proportionate build with short dark hair.
Marc may be using crutches following his knee surgery.
Police investigating Marc’s disappearance continue to pursue all lines of enquiry and there is no indication that he has used public transport or accessed his bank accounts since he disappeared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm
Man arrested in Tadworth
A man has been arrested after a store worker was threatened with a golf club in Tadworth.
Police are investigating the incident at the Newsagents on Shelvers Hill.
A man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of affray, assault and driving while unfit due to drink or drugs.
He has been released on bail until May while the investigation continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Park in Wandsworth to have new trees planted
A park in Wandsworth is set to be improved with a new avenue of cherry trees.
Thirty new trees will be planted to replace dead and dying trees in King Georges Park.
The new trees will restore the cherry tree avenue which is one of the parks oldest and most loved features.
Wandsworth Council have planted over one thousand trees in the town centre and along residential roads since November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm
Tesco drop plans to build supermarket in Tolworth
Tesco have dropped plans to build a supermarket in Tolworth in favour of plans for new housing.
The supermarket giant had submitted three plans to the council since 2002 to build on the old Toby Jug site.
Tesco will hold a community consultation later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm
Astro Turf stolen from Sutton Tennis Club
A 15 metre strip of astro turf has been stolen from Sutton Tennis Club.
Thieves cut through the fence at the back of the club on Tuesday night and escaped through the same route.
The astro turf stolen is valued at one thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm
Public meeting for St Helier Hospital
A meeting will be held at Merton's Civic Centre tonight, to see how the campaign to save services at St Helier is going.
Hosted by the KOSHH group, key speakers will include Olivia O'Sullivan, from the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign.
It was announced last month that £219 million promised for redevelopment at St Helier, has been pulled, despite the controversial BSBV review being scrapped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Success in Sutton MP's campaign for standardised cigarette packaging
The MP for Sutton and Cheam has had success in his campaign for standardised cigarette packaging.
The Children and Families Bill currently going through Parliament had not included any measures to address children starting to smoke.
But The All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health chaired by Paul Burstow successfully introduced measures to the Bill.
The measure would require all cigarette brands to use standardised packaging with uniform colours and strong health messages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am
Good news for Surrey residents affected by flooding
There’s good news for people affected by the flooding in Surrey earlier this year.
More than 446 million pounds is likely to be paid out to people across the UK whose homes, businesses and vehicles were damaged.
The Association of British Insurers estimates around 276 million pounds will to be paid to around 9-thousand home owners whose properties were flooded.
It's thought 149 million pounds will go to businesses.
22 million pounds will be paid to vehicle owners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am
Epsom and St Helier endoscopy units praised
The endoscopy units at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals have been rated top notch.
They’ve been awarded full accreditation from the national body that monitors safety and quality in endoscopy services for the 3rd year running.
The units where patients with certain digestive and respiratory problems are diagnosed and treated are compliant with national guidelines.
This includes adequate staffing, good training, high levels of cleanliness and the maintenance of patients’ privacy and dignity. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am
Consultation for 20mph speed limit in Balham and Tooting neighbourhoods
Consultation is underway in Balham and Tooting to see what support there is for the introduction of 20 mile-per-hour speed limits.
The council is asking the 30,000 people who live in Bedford in Balham and Furzedown in Tooting if they want a lower limit where they live.
Both consultations run until next month.
They’re being carried out after a petition to the town hall asking for lower speed limits in the neighbourhoods.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am
Cobham TV presenter recovering after mini-stroke
Chris Tarrant’s daughter says he’s doing well after suffering what's been described as a 'mini-stroke'.
The TV and radio presenter, from Cobham, fell ill on a plane travelling back from Asia where he'd been filming.
He’s currently in hospital and daughter Fia says recovering more and more every day.
His manager says he'll hopefully be discharged by the end of the week - but will remain off work for the time being.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 am
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Kew business owners pleased with parking initiative
London’s Mayor Boris Johnson visited Kew this afternoon (pictured with Jackie's Emily Dexter).
He toured the town centre, met traders and saw how the area is riding the economic downturn.
A recent initiative allowing half an hour’s free parking to shoppers has been heralded a huge success by councillors and residents.
Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith and Conservative Councillor Andrea Craig led the campaign to introduce the initiative.
Sara Novakovic, who owns Oliver's Wholefoods, says it’s good for business.
Sutton School Girls Sentenced
Two schoolgirls have been sentenced in court for sending abusive and threatening messages via social media to teachers and staff at the secondary school they attended in Sutton.
The abuse even extended to the family members of those teachers and staff.
The girls, both aged 15, had waged a campaign of harassment via social media on Facebook and deliberately set out to cause alarm and distress.
One girl had previously been convicted of harassment and the other girl was tagged and put on a curfew to restrict her movements.
Both have now received a Youth Rehabilitation Order for 12 months.
Teething problems for T2?
Passengers waiting to use Heathrow's Terminal 2 when it opens in June, are being told to expect teething problems.
The £2.5bn, 40,000sq metre terminal will be named after the Queen.
Heathrow bosses say the challenges of opening the new building should not be underestimated.
They also say they have learnt from the mistakes of Terminal 5’s opening in 2008, when hundreds of flights were cancelled, tens of thousands of bags went missing and hundreds of thousands of passengers faced delays or cancellations.
Hampton consultation… Have your say
A village consultation that will give Hampton residents a say on improvement they would like to see made to their community has been extended until Friday, April the 4th.
An online questionnaire went live last Monday on the Council’s website to find out what further improvements the community and visitors would like to see in Hampton Square and the surrounding area.
The square and surrounding area is an important centre which provides a range of services and facilities for residents.
Developed through the Council’s Uplift programme, Hampton Square includes an impressive illuminated water feature, seating, landscaping and space for a whole range of community activities.
Hundreds of residents enjoyed the new and improved square when the first Christmas tree was installed during the festive period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am
Barnes towpath transformed
A towpath in Barnes has been upgraded thanks to Richmond Council’s innovative Uplift regeneration project.
Dramatic improvements have been made to the Leg o Mutton towpath and Small Profits Dock open space since work began in February.
The work at Small Profits included the removal of overgrown shrubs, upgraded pathway and improved access around the open space.
A perennial urban meadow has also been planted at the same location, a first for the borough.
The towpath improvements saw barely passable sections of towpath upgraded to improve accessibility and enjoyment for residents and visitors alike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am
Professor Green's been charged with drink driving
The rapper was arrested in November.
Police detained Professor Green at his home in Lewisham last year after they'd been called to reports of a man being robbed.
The 30 year old, who's married to Made In Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh, has now been charged with drink driving.
He'll appear before magistrates next week.
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to pursue allegations that he had perverted the course of justice. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am
Labour says no to EU referendum
Ed Miliband is to make a speech tomorrow outlining Labour's policy on Europe if he wins the next general election.
The party leader will say he will not hold an In-Out referendum on membership - unless Brussels takes more powers from the UK.
Shadow Business Secretary and Streatham MP, Chuka Umunna, tweeted that the policy shows that Labour are putting national interests ahead of party ones. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Twickenham gallery gets Art Council grant
Volunteering opportunities at a Twickenham gallery will be boosted following a grant of just over £70,000 from Arts Council England.
Orleans House Gallery, on the riverside, will use the money to recruit and train new volunteers.
The gallery is currently showing an exhibition on the works of acclaimed portrait painter Rose Dempster Bonnor. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 pm
Commons Vote Increases Concern Over Croydon Hospital
Labour has failed to get enough MPs from other parties to help it block measures it says will give ministers the power to close hospitals.
An amendment to the Care Bill was rejected in the commons this evening by a majority of 58.
The Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham 30 NHS Trusts are now at risk of having services downgraded.
Among those are Croydon and Ealing.
Last year, a judge told the government it had acted unlawfully over its plans to scale back Lewisham Hospital.
It looks like MPs will debate a controversial measure which would give ministers the power to close hospitals.
Clause 119 of the Care Bill would allow administrators appointed to oversee NHS trusts in England that are struggling financially to make decisions over the future of neighbouring trusts as well.
It comes after the government's response to a court ruling last year which stated ministers acted illegally in proposing a downgrading of maternity and A&E at Lewisham.
Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are currently fighting to keep units open, despite the controversial BSBV review being scrapped completely at the start of the year.
Campaigners from KOSSH (Keep Our St Helier Hospital) were out in force in Sutton at the weekend, after it emerged £219 million worth of funding promised to St Helier is to be withdrawn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am
Airport bosses meet for aircraft noise summit
The summit is being held to discuss solutions to the issue of aircraft noise.
Representatives from Heathrow, Gatwick and the Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise (Hacan)will all speak at today's event at City Hall.
The Mayor of London's aviation adviser Daniel Moylan and Philip Graham, from the Airports Commission, are also attending.
A public consultation on Heathrow expansion is taking place until Sunday, with Richmond Park's MP Zac Goldsmith urging residents to take part.
Last summer, he delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street (pictured above) signed by those who didn't want the airport to expand.
Gatwick is currently undergoing trials to see if the length of time between planes taking off can be reduced.
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