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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Harlequins are back to winning ways at the Twickenham Stoop

The sun was shining brightly over the Twickenham Stoop. Expectation was high with the return of Chris Robshaw, Danny Care and Mike Brown back in the Harlequins squad following England duty. Today they faced 10th placed London Irish in a must-win game if Quins' were to have any chance of making the playoffs this season.


Harlequins' Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne after the game:


   




Match Report:

The home side kicked off and gathered but were penalised for holding on, allowing the Exiles to kick for a lineout deep in Quins territory. They were forced to defend their line early on. However a mistake by the visitors allowed the home side to kick into touch near the half way line. There was solid work by Quins pushing up the field but when Evans' attempt at a kick through to break their defence was blocked, momentum was lost.

The visitors powered up the field but a knock on handed the scrum to Quins who then earned a penalty. Evans failed to find touch and London Irish came again. Quins forced another knock on from the Exiles and dominated in the scrum - Evans finding touch this time in the visitor's 22. Slowly the home side gained ground. The supporters in the Stoop held their breath as Evans once again attempted a chip over the London Irish defence. This time it worked and the no.10 caught the ball, crossed the line and converted his own try. 14 minutes in and Quins were 7-0 up.

London Irish restarted the game and although Quins caught the ball, momentum went with the visitors after Harlequins were penalised in the ruck. It was almost a disaster for the home side after they fumbled on their own line however they still managed to clear the ball. The Exiles came again but Quins were able to steal possession. It only lasted a moment as the home side were penalised for coming in from the side. Further misery for Quins who were then penalised for bringing down the maul, although subsequent replays tended to indicated a London Irish player had lost his footing and, on falling to the ground, tripped the rest of the maul.

London Irish attacked again but Quins were patient - an attempted offload by the visitors went forward, handing the scrum to Quins. The home side were dominating the scrum today and the clearance kick paved the way for a lineout in the visitor's half. A decision by the referee to give a penalty to London Irish did not go down well with the supporters in the stands and when the whistle blew again in quick succession, the visitors opted for a kick between the posts, opening their scorecard after 25 minutes.


The restart was kicked long but a good chase kept London Irish pinned down. Harlequins earned a lineout in the visitors half. Play was halted briefly after a suspected neck injury but thankfully no one was hurt and play resumed with a scrum to Quins in front of the posts. A maul formed but failed to progress, handing play to the Exiles. Their possesion did not last long as they were deemed to have knocked on. A Quins' scrum turned into a penalty after London Irish were offside. Evans went for the posts and added another three points, leaving the Exiles requiring a converted try to equalise.

Another long restart and after an attempted kick by Quins failed to make any ground, the visitors pressed again, only to be penalised and marched back another 10 metres for dissent. London Irish, however, stole the lineout and wasted possession, kicking so far up the field Quins were able to touch behind their own line. Unfortunately on the restart the home side were penalised allowing the visitors to double their score.

The first half was strewn with penalties - some deserved, some questionable. Final play of this half went to a London Irish penalty, bringing them within a point of the home side.

Half Time: Harlequins 10-9 London Irish

The second half started with passion from Quins who made good movement up the field. A kick by Care started a race with Brown only just beaten to the chase by London Irish who were forced to gather on their own line. The visitors should have taken the lead after Harlequins were penalised for not rolling away but the penalty was pulled wide of the posts.

London Irish came again but were stopped short of the try line. It was the turn of Quins to press, gaining ground through Easter and Smith. The home side then kicked for a lineout deep in the visitors' territory following a penalty. The Exiles went down to 14 men after Yarde was shown a yellow card for tackling a player without the ball. Evans added three points.

The restart was long but collected well by Quins. An attempted kick was partially blocked, giving London Irish an attacking platform. Quins were then penalised for interference but a lineout to the visitors in the Quins' 22 was stolen by the home side. They earned a scrum, followed by a penalty and Evans kicked long for a lineout. It looked promising for the home side after retaining posession however they were penalised when their maul made little ground.  London Irish attempted to kick to safety once play resumed but Quins charged it down - unfortunately the ball went into touch before anyone could gather for a try.

Quins again pushed up the field working strongly as a team but a knock on handed possession to London Irish. They kicked following a scrum and Brown collected. Keeping ball in hand he headed back up the field. An unfortunate interference by the referee paused play but the scrum was awarded to Quins who were looking strong. The Exiles were not going to give in and stole possession. Quins, not to be outdone, regained the ball in the break down, progressed up the field and Care kicked to start another race. The visitors again got back to their line in time to collect and clear.

The home side, however, were soon awarded a penalty and they chose to kick for a lineout deep within the London Irish 22. Quins kept possession and formed a maul. It was brought down and in the ensuing penalty Quins again opted for an attacking lineout. They gathered, formed another maul, then Care sent it wide to Smith who crossed for a try. Evans missed the conversion but they were now double the Exiles' score. Brown was the next to score for the home side after Quins dominated another scrum and sent the ball wide.

Determined to get the all-important fourth try, Harlequins continued to play with ball in hand. They earned a penalty which Care took quickly. The clock ticked over to 80 minutes and although the home side were determined to keep the ball alive, the next infringement was made by Quins, ending the game.

Full Time: Harlequins 23 - 9 London Irish

Harlequins are back to winning ways but it was a tough game with more improvement required.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

Noise compensation for expanded Heathrow Airport
Noise compensation for an expanded Heathrow airport could cost the taxpayer £110 million more than expansion at Gatwick.

Officials at Gatwick airport say that anyone receiving more than 57 decibels of noise would get £1000 of compensation each year, as well as £3000 towards noise insulation.

Wandsworth council say if a similar scheme was introduced at Heathrow, it would put a much bigger burden on taxpayers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

Football today
In the Premier League, Crystal Palace host leaders Chelsea this afternoon, who will be looking to extend their lead at the top.

On Sunday, bottom side Fulham welcome Everton to Craven Cottage.

In the championship today, playoff contenders QPR play Blackpool at Loftus Road.

In League one, second place Brentford travel to Oldham.

And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon go to Mansfield.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Surrey County Council is launching an initiative to help companies struggling to pay bills.
Surrey County Council is launching an initiative to help companies struggling to pay bills.

The Federation of Small Business is behind the scheme, which will make big firms pay bills faster, and give smaller ones more time.

There are 60,000 firms with less than 250 staff in Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

AFC Wimbledon in action
AFC Wimbledon are in action today, away at Mansfield.

Listen out for details in Radio Jackie bulletins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Fire risk for high rise Londoners
Three quarters of a million people living in high rise flats are at risk of running into danger if there is a fire in their building.

A survey by the London Fire Brigade found at 60% don’t have an escape plan.

Half of them said they would get out of their flat even if the fire was somewhere else in the block -- which can be the most dangerous thing to do when a fire is not affecting your home.

The Brigade has launched a new campaign to help landlords and tenants have a clear idea of what to do in a fire.

You can find out more at their website at www.knowtheplan.co.uk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 am  

Surrey is good for NEETS
Surrey has hit a national low – for the number of young people registered as not in education, employment or training (NEETS).

According to the Department of Education’s figures, just 1.8 percent of 16 to 19 year olds in Surrey come into this group.

That’s much lower than the national average of 5.3 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

Woking election fraud
Five people have been charged with conspiracy to defraud in relation to a local election in Woking which was held in May 2012 in Maybury and Sheerwater.

Shaukat Ali, Parveen Akhtar, Shamraiz Ali, Sobia Ali Akhtar and Abid Hussain are all from New Haw. They were released on bail and are due to appear at Guilford Magistrates Court on the 15th of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 am  

Friday, 28 March 2014

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Happy Birthday Radio Caroline!


Switching on the radio and hearing our favourite commercial station is something we all take for granted.

However, before the birth of Radio Caroline 50 years ago today, the likes of Radio Jackie might not have been on air at all.

Lucy Mayer has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

Mitroglou still out for Fulham
Kostas Mitroglou will miss yet another game for Fulham this weekend.

The Greece international has only started once for the Whites since joining in January for 12-million pounds.

The striker is still out with a knee injury, and boss Felix Magath says it’s frustrating for everyone.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Tooting MP apologises
The MP for Tooting has apologised for posting a joke on Twitter about a cabinet minister dying.

The joke was made by former party leader Lord Kinnock in a private letter to Sadiq Khan.

Lord Kinnock suggested Mr Khan should persuade Eric Pickles to take part in the London Marathon so there was a helpful by-election.

The Labour MP has since deleted the message and apologised to Mr Pickles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Kate Bush's comeback better than expected
Some tickets for Kate Bush's 22 comeback concerts are already being re-sold for £1,500 each.

They were only put on sale this morning, and went within 15 minutes.

The singer's gigs at the Hammersmith Apollo this summer are her first in 35 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Battersea development will not be affordable to the masses
A one bedroom flat at London's redeveloped Battersea Power Station will set you back £1 million.

Other guide prices include two bed apartments from £1.5 million - and four bedroom homes starting at £4 million.

254 homes are planned for the site, with a London only sales launch on the 1st of May.

There'll also be a six-acre park, offices, and 200 shops and restaurants.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Bus crashes into flats in Putney
A bus has driven into flats by Putney Bridge Tube Station.

The double decker 85 hit the building in Ranelagh Gardens at around half past 10 this morning.

No passengers were on board at the time.

Buses are currently on diversion and are not stopping by the station.



Twitpic: @oliversblack
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

Umunna wants public apology for 1985 Brixton shooting
Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has called on Scotland Yard’s chief to give a “meaningful apology” for the police shooting of a woman in London in 1985.

Riots erupted in Brixton after Cherry Groce was accidentally shot by officers.

She was paralysed and died in 2011.

Mr Umunna said Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe should give a “full public apology”.

The Met revealed that it has said sorry privately to her family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 am  

More help for small businesses in Surrey
Surrey County Council is launching a scheme to help prevent smaller companies suffer potentially crippling cashflow problems.

The initiative backed by the Federation of Small Businesses will see big firms securing new council contracts having to pay suppliers within 30 days of being billed.

Currently some of the council’s major contractors take much longer to settle invoices received from small and medium-sized companies.

There are around 60-thousand SME’s – firms with less than 250 staff – in Surrey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 am  

Button hopes to continue strong start to F1 season
Practice takes place this morning ahead of Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix.

Woking based McLaren's Jenson Button will be looking to continue his strong start to the season after being promoted to third following the opening race in Australia.

Fellow British driver Max Chilton wasn't far away from the points but Lewis Hamilton retired after 2 laps.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Thursday, 27 March 2014

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Mitcham and Morden MP presents petition
It emerged last month the £219m redevelopment of St Helier Hospital is unlikely to go ahead.

Today, MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhain McDonagh presented a 13 thousand strong petition to save St Helier at the CCG headquarters in Wimbledon.

We asked Siobhan what the next step is for the Save St Helier campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Further investigation into Savile claims
There's to be a further investigation into claims Jimmy Savile abused children in more than 20 children's homes and schools across England.

Allegations dating back to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s have been handed to the Department for Education, following a review of documents by the Metropolitan Police.

They include The Ride Children’s home in Hounslow and Beach Holme and Broomfield children's homes in Surrey.

Education Secretary Michael Gove has asked for the claims to be investigated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Fulham re-sign midfielder
Malian midfielder Mahamadou Diarra has rejoined Fulham on a free transfer for the rest of the season.

The former Real Madrid player has been without a club since leaving Craven Cottage last summer.

Diarra had been suffering with a knee injury, but has since returned to full fitness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Gordon Ramsay returns to Chelsea restaurant
Gordon Ramsay has bought a restaurant in Chelsea where he kickstarted his career more than 20 years ago.

He’s spending over a million pounds on the building where he was given his first head chef position in 1993.

It was then a restaurant called Aubergine but it’s now an Italian called 11 Park Walk.

He says he plans to open a 60-seater restaurant by August, but not under the Aubergine name.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Man who escaped from Tooting mental health unit found
Police searching for a paranoid schizophrenic who escaped from a mental health unit in Tooting say he has now been found.

47 year old Mark Ricketts was discovered on a bus in Lewisham in the early hours of this morning.

He will now be returned to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Images released of man involved with racially motivated attack on bus from Heathrow


Police have released images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a racially motivated attack at Heathrow Airport.

The victim, who’s of Polish descent, was waiting for a 423 bus after completing a nightshift last month.

She received a barrage of racial abuse while waiting at the bus stop, before the suspect followed her onto the bus.

He continued to racially abuse her, before punching her in the face.

The victim ran off the bus, but the suspect remained on it, and was captured on CCTV doing chin ups before getting off in Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Are apprenticeships the way forward?


Figures show the number of people out of work in the UK fell by 63,000 to 2.33 million in the three months to January this year.

In Kingston, the council is heralding the success of its apprenticeship scheme, in getting people back to work.

Lucy Mayer brings us this special report on the popular initiative.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Epsom MP Speaks Out About Cyber Bullying

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary and MP for Epsom and Ewell, has backed longer sentences for those convicted of cyber bullying.

An amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill tabled by MP Angie Bray on Monday could see online stalkers and twitter trolls face two years behind bars.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Grayling said the amendment would help to toughen up existing laws and make the rules as robust as possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

New School For Woking

Hundreds of places will be created at a school in Woking under newly revealed plans.

The proposals will add 300 secondary places at St John the Baptist Catholic Secondary School and boost sixth form capacity by 100.

Surrey Council has already signed off the first stage of the scheme which includes new classrooms, changing rooms and games areas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 pm  

Boris Johnson answering your questions in Old Malden tonight


The big Clegg / Farage debate might be live on TV, but in Old Malden, a debate of its own is going on.

Residents are quizzing London's Mayor Boris Johnson at Richard Challoner School.

Residents and schoolchildren will be able to ask Mr Johnson questions about transport, employment, housing, policing and fire strategy amongst other subjects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Football League's race to Amsterdam
The Champions League may be a race to Lisbon this year, but in the Football League it’s a race to Amsterdam.

They’ve announced a bike ride from Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium to Ajax’s Amsterdam Arena.

It’s raising money for Prostate Cancer, and will have riders from each of the 72 Football League clubs.

Mark Burridge is representing Brentford.



To listen to our interview with Mark, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Tooting's MP is awarded for road safety
Tooting’s MP Sadiq Khan has won a national award for road safety.

The charity Brake and Direct Line Group honoured Khan for his campaign to increase the number of 20mph speed limits in Tooting.

After tireless campaigning for 7 years, the council finally agreed to Khan’s proposals this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

MEP Sarah Ludford challenges UKIP opposite to a debate.
London MEP Sarah Ludford has challenged her UKIP opposite to a debate on Europe.

She says a discussion with Gerard Batten will give locals different views before they vote on EU membership on the 22nd of May.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage will debate with Nick Clegg this evening on the future of the UK in Europe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Estate agents charged £3000 for illegal signs.
Three Estate Agents in Elmbridge have been over £3000 for illegal advertising.

Boyce Thornton was fined £1000, Aston Mead Estate Agents £1500 and APW Management £750.

Elmbridge council said they're disappointed by the firms who disregarded the rules by displaying boards on highway verges or attached to street signs.

Councillor Mary Sheldon says she hopes the fines send a clear message.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Criticism over plans for new houses in Chessington
Kingston & Surbiton MP Ed Davey has hit out at Conservatives over plans to build thousands of new homes in Chessington.

Crossrail 2 proposals endorsed by the Conservative Deputy Mayor of London could see 70-thousand new homes in the town.

The Energy Secretary says it’s the equivalent of building another borough.

He’s backed a Lib Dem petition to oppose the development, saying it shows the Green Belt isn’t safe with Kingston’s Conservatives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Kingston Safety Scheme
Lorry drivers are getting on their bikes in a scheme to improve road safety in Kingston.

Free training is on offer to firms whose lorries use Kingston’s roads in an effort to prevent collisions and incidents between large goods vehicles and cyclists.

Around 100 drivers have taken the one-day course in Kingston already which is funded by TFL.

In 2013 there were 14 cycling deaths in London, nine of which involved lorries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

The Sounds of Spring - music to tweet to


A beatboxer has vocally recreated the nation’s best-known songbirds to encourage us to get outdoors.

The album of tweet music was commissioned by the National Trust and features the voice of Jason Singh.

Research has found that listening to birdsong makes people calmer, but 19% of city dwellers say they hear more plane noise than birds.

Jason visited National Trust places for inspiration including Polesden Lacey in Great Bookham.



Jason creates all of the sounds with his voice.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

Police Search for Missing Man in Tooting


Police are trying to trace a man who’s absconded from a mental health facility in Tooting.

47 year old Mark Rickett went missing on Saturday and extensive efforts are underway to find him.

He’s black, 6ft 2 and of a large build and when he went missing he was wearing a blue tracksuit top and bottoms.

He suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and has a history of violence.

He doesn’t have his medication with him so police are concerned for his wellbeing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Man from Morden jailed after being spotted by off duty dog handler
A man from Morden has been jailed for 18 weeks after pleading guilty to burglary with intent to steal.

An off duty police dog handler spotted Daniel Hilton at the Co-Op in Carshalton in the early hours of Saturday.

He’d smashed the glass with a hammer and when challenged tried to escape.

But the 38 year old was detained by a German shepherd and arrested at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Twickenham: Missing Girl


Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety and wellbeing of a missing 14-year-old girl.

Last Tuesday, Chaenan Bertinelli left the care home where she was staying in Hertfordshire.

She took her belongings and it was later established she had visited family members in Richmond.

While being taken back to the care home she ran off near Apex Corner on the A316.

It is believed she has returned to the Richmond and Twickenham area.

Chaenan is described as white, 5ft 3ins and of medium build with hazel eyes and very long straight ginger hair dyed bright pink.

She was last seen wearing a dark grey Adidas hooded top, a dark blue coat, light blue jeans and black Adidas trainers. She was carrying a light blue JD drawstring bag.

She has a tattoo on her stomach of a ribbon and uses a pump for asthma.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask for Twickenham Control Room.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

School closures
Schools across South West London and North Surrey will be affected by the NUT strike tomorrow Wednesday 26th March.

This is the status of schools in the area as we know it.

We will be updating the list as we get more information.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Missing woman found
Police were appealing for information about a 77-year-old woman from Hammersmith who had been reported missing last Wednesday.

Zainab Mohammed was found safe and well on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Hampton Court skier retires
Alpine skier Chemmy Alcott has today retired from racing.

The former British champion, from Hampton Court, competed in four Winter Olympics, finishing 19th in the women’s downhill in Sochi.

She told us why she’s made the decision.



To listen to our full interview with Chemmy, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Councils lose out
Nine London councils have lost their High Court challenge against the Mayor on the amount of rent landlords can charge on new affordable homes.

Boris Johnson wants to raise it to 80% the going market rate.

It's currently around half that - with authorities worried that would squeeze hard-pressed families out of the property market.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Man facing jail in Carshalton
A man is facing jail after confronting police officers with a ten inch long kitchen knife in Carshalton.

The 23 year old became agitated after officers asked to carry out a search warrant at an address in Culvers Way on Sunday evening.

He threatened to stab officers as well as himself and a police dog, before he was eventually distracted and arrested.

He was later charged with affray, pleaded guilty, and has been bailed until sentencing on July the 14th.

Another man arrested at the house on suspicion of robbery, has also been bailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Pawnbroker appoints administrators
Pawnbroker Albemarle and Bond has appointed administrators, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk.

Last night, lenders said they didn't consider options to save the business were "capable of being completed".

The group, based in Reading, has 188 shops across the UK, including in Sutton and Morden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Meredith Kercher Inquest Ruling
Croydon Coroner’s Court has ruled student Meredith Kercher was "unlawfully killed" when she was stabbed in Italy.

The 21-year-old from Coulsdon was killed at the flat she shared with American Amanda Knox in Perugia in 2007.

Knox, and Italian Raffaele Sollecito, were found guilty of Miss Kercher's murder in 2009, but cleared two years later on appeal.

However, in January their guilty verdicts were reinstated at Italy's highest court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Woman charged following collision in January
A 21 year old woman has been charged with dangerous driving following a collision in Ripley in January.

Perri Game from Oxford, was arrested at 3.40am on the 29th of January after her car collided with an unmarked police vehicle.

The incident caused the A3 to be closed for several hours.

She'll appear at South West Surrey Magistrates Court on April the 10th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Re-appeal in Weybridge
Police are re-appealing for witnesses following an altercation in Weybridge in the early hours of Sunday.

A 38 year old man was involved in a fight outside Waitrose where he was knocked unconscious.

The alleged offender is described as a white man, aged between 20 and 25, with short brown hair and facial stubble.

It’s believed the fight was over a kebab queue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Hersham PR consultant trial update
A woman's told the Max Clifford trial that he made her perform a sex act on him when she was 16 years old.

Reporter Tom Parmenter is at Southwark Crown Court.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Could you be a Highways volunteer in Hounslow?
If you live in Hounslow, you are being given the chance to assess the condition of your streets.

Hounslow Highways is hoping to recruit a number of volunteers - one for each of its 20 wards.

The purpose of the street volunteers is to keep an eye on the condition of the borough’s roads and provide feedback.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Economy is calling time on our pubs
26 pubs are closing across the country every week thanks to a combination of rising rents and falling trade.

Now, Richmond council is joining forces with other authorities nationwide, to safeguard its drinking establishments.

Along with The Campaign for Real Ale, they’ll all support a proposal to Government to make sure planning permission is required to change the use of a pub or demolish it.

CAMRA estimates a third of pubs are lost or converted without planning permission.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Police trying to find owners of missing jewellery found in a stolen car in London

Police are trying to trace the owner or owners of several items of jewellery and watches recovered from a stolen vehicle in London.

The car was taken during a burglary at a home in Broxbourne on January 2nd.

When the vehicle was returned to the owners they didn’t recognise the valuables left inside.

And Police are eager to track down the owners of this jewellery - asking anyone was has any information to please call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am  

Kingston Council urges people to be vigilant to bogus calls and letters

Kingston Council has launched a month-long campaign to combat phone and post scams.

The council has urged anyone receiving scam mail and calls not to respond.

Council Leader Liz Green says if you’re being pestered, just hang up straight away and don’t give your personal information out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 am  

Council Tax Woking
Woking Borough Council has identified nearly 300 cases of residents falsely or mistakenly claiming the Council Tax Single Person Discount.

The authority says it saves the Borough more than £100,000 after reviewing the records of more than 12,000 Woking taxpayers.

They were listed as living alone and claiming a 25% reduction on their Council Tax.

The Council says it’s also investigating an additional 400 claims, which may lead to further savings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 am  

Monday, 24 March 2014

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Radio Jackie's 10 minute podcast of all the day's news for South West London and North Surrey is now online.

You can listen every evening from 6.

Simply click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

Tennis roadshow serving up success in Roehampton


The Schools Tennis Road Show visited the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton last Thursday with the aim of helping teachers and schools to inspire pupils to take up tennis and emulate Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

This year’s Road Show, organised by the Tennis Foundation with support from the Lawn Tennis Association, has visited 16 towns and cities across Great Britain.

More than 3,000 people have attended the Schools Tennis Road Shows since they began in 2009.

The Schools Tennis Road Show aims to help teachers bring tennis to life for their pupils and will provide an overview of all the support available to schools, highlight new resources and products, and demonstrate practical ideas for delivering tennis lessons in a school setting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Clifford Trial Update
The trial of Max Clifford has heard he lunged at one of his alleged victims after taking photos of her in her underwear.

Because the woman had landed a part on the Bond film Octopussy she went to see the Hersham based ‘PR Guru.’

She said he convinced her to do a lingerie photo shoot in his office, but she accused the publicist of going too far.

She said, "suddenly he was on top of me, his hands were everywhere".

To get away she kicked him between the legs and ran.

Max Clifford denies all the allegations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Anti Third Runway Competition Launched


Campaign group HACAN has teamed up with Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park, to launch a nation-wide video competition to highlight opposition to the third runway at Heathrow.

Entrants to the competition will be asked to submit a video, no more than 2 minutes in length, outlining the reasons why a third runway should not be built at the airport.

The shortlisted entries will be judged by a celebrity panel, headed up by Hugh Grant and Gyles Brandreth at a gala night in the Richmond Theatre in front of 800 guests on 18th June.

There will be a £10,000 prize for the winner.

The closing date for video entries is 1st June.

More details about the competition can be found by clicking here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Vision for world class life science cluster unveiled for Sutton


Sutton Council has outlined its vision for a world-leading life science cluster in the Borough that will create new jobs, and educational and training opportunities.

The Sutton for Life initiative aims to harness the strength of two world-leading organisations in cancer research, education and treatment: The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

The institutions are co-located with Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The three institutions are located on a 20 hectare site at Belmont, south of Sutton town centre, and share over 100 years of experience of research, development and patient care.

Sutton Council’s economic investment arm Opportunity Sutton is working with all three partners to develop a master plan which outlines the expansion to accommodate a range of health-related and other developments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

The hunt continues for our missing soldiers
Ten soldiers, including one from Boxhill, who died in World War One and whose bodies were found in France five years ago have been named.

It's after DNA analysis of samples from relatives was taken.

The Ministry of Defence has been tracking down potential relatives in the hope of identifying them.

The remains were spotted during construction work near the French village of Beaucamps-Ligny.

They were found alongside five other bodies which are yet to be named.

Meanwhile, the hunt is on to try and find the relatives of a number of soldiers from a part of South West London, killed in World War I.

Graphic designer Geoff Simmons has launched the project Summerstown 182 to commemorate the centenary.

It’s named after the 182 soldiers from Summerstown, which lies in between Wimbledon and Earlsfield, who lost their lives 100 years ago.

He’s already found details for the other 164 listed on a plaque in St Mary’s Church in Wimbledon Road, but has nothing for the other 18.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

TV presenter Ant decked in Chiswick
TV presenter Ant McPartlin and his mother have been assaulted after they had dinner at a restaurant in Chiswick.

Details of the incident on March the 13th have only just been released.

The Saturday Night Takeaway star was having dinner at Old Station House gastro pub when a number of people started to film him through the window.

The 38 year old went outside to ask them to leave but the group put him into a headlock, according to The Sun Newspaper.

It's claimed his mother Christine was also pushed to the ground when she attempted to intervene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Girl still in hospital after being struck by train in Hammersmith
A young girl is still in hospital after being struck by a train in Hammersmith on Friday afternoon.

The child, believed to be 11, fell onto the westbound District Line track at around 3.20pm.

Bystanders said she was saved by an off duty police officer who came to her rescue.

She was said to be conscious as she was treated by paramedics at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Croydon priest confesses to sham marriage ceremony
A Catholic priest from Croydon has been suspended after admitting his involvement in a sham civil partnership.

Father Donald Minchew of St Mary’s Catholic Church helped a Pakistani national get a British passport in 2008.

A statement read out to his congregation yesterday said Father Minchew deeply regretted his action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

BHS stores to enter supermarket price war
Businessman Sir Philip Green has entered the supermarket price war.

The billionaire retailer, who also owns Topshop, says he aims to undercut competitors with the start of food sales at BHS department stores.

According to the Sunday Times the first two shops, in Staines and Warrington, will open within days, with plans for about 140 food outlets.

There’s been mixed reactions to the plan.

Rivals think BHS is too small to make an impact in the food sales market.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 am  

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Collision Wandsworth

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Wandsworth between a VW Polo, a Ford Mondeo and a 156 bus.

The accident happened on Saturday afternoon around 4.28pm in Buckhold Road and has left a man in a critical condition.

The London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service took eight people to hospital.

Two people from the VW Polo remain there.

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit at Hampton Traffic garage would like to hear from you if you witnessed the collision.

You can contact them on 0208 941 9011
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Epsom Police Charity Run
Surrey officers have run the sports relief mile this morning dressed in full riot gear and carrying shields.

The team of eleven, which included officers from the Epsom station, took part in the event at Nonsuch Park.

They ran the full course in the kit which weights three stone and have raised £350 so far.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Church Painting Ewell
A painting is to be auctioned to help to pay for equipment for a church in Ewell.

“Before the Sepulchre’ by Adrian Allison was discovered in Ruxley Church, before the congregation moved to a new building.

It’s now based in a new £3.2 million building in Ruxley Lane.

The painting will be auctioned on Wednesday in West Sussex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

Euromillions Winner Coulsdon
Euromillions winner Neil Trotter from Coulsdon has been linked to a string of repulsive online messages.

Some of them praised the extremist British National Party.

According to the Mirror the expletive strewn comments were written under the username “Chameleon”.

It’s the name of the 108-million pounds winning mechanic’s car business in Mitcham.

Trotter endorsed calls by BNP leader Nick Griffin to sink boats carrying illegal immigrants from Africa.

He said that idea was “spot on”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm  

Market Brentford
Work to revitalise Brentford market place has begun.

The makeover is funded by over 2-million pounds from the GLA’s Outer London Fund, Hounslow Council and business.

The work includes new York Stone paving, new benches, fountains and trees.

It’s expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Croydon Catholic priest suspended
A Catholic priest from Croydon has been suspended after admitting his involvement in a sham civil partnership.

Father Donald Minchew, helped a Pakistani national get a British passport in 2008.

At the time he was an Anglican vicar but converted to Catholicism in 2012.

Father Minchew said in a statement that he deeply regrets his action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Riot police in Nonsuch Park


Surrey officers have run the sports relief mile this morning dressed in full riot gear and carrying shields.

The team of eleven, which included officers from the Epsom station, took part in the event at Nonsuch park.

They ran the full course as a unit, finishing together in a line as they would in a real life public order situation.

Inspector Craig Knight says running in line means officers are able to look after each other.

The officers have raised £350 so far - if you would like to donate go to:

http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/surreypolicepsu_230217

Photo taken by Inspector Knight's son Morgan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Campaigners oppose redevelopment deal for Warren Farm
Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight to save Warren Farm sports ground.

Last week the High Court rejected calls for a Judicial Review of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the site in Southall.

The Hanwell Community Forum had wanted the court to look at Ealing Council's decision to give land - rent free for 200 years - to Queens Park Rangers football club.

QPR plans to use it for their new training and academy headquarters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 am  

Brentford market to get makeover
Work to revitalise Brentford market place has begun.

The makeover is funded by over 2-million pounds from the GLA’s Outer London Fund, Hounslow Council and local business.

The work includes new York Stone paving, new benches, fountains and trees.

It’s expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
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