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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Fresh appeal over fatal road collision in Weybridge

Police have made a fresh appeal for witnesses after a fatal road collision in Weybridge on Thursday.

Detectives believe a woman in her fifties may hold the clue to what exactly happened in Thames Street in the early afternoon.

The woman who was wearing a Waitrose uniform witnessed the incident in which the driver of a Citroen Xzara died.

The driver was in his seventies and attempts to revive him at the scene failed.

Anyone with information should contact the non-urgent police line on 101 - the reference to quote is P14112085.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Harlequins silence Tigers' roar at the Twickenham Stoop
Last night saw a clash of the Titans as Harlequins welcomed Leicester Tigers to the Twickenham Stoop.

It was a game important to both the teams with the home side desperate for points, chasing a play-off place. For the visitors, the goal is to remain in the top four and push for a top two finish for a home advantage.

Tigers kicked off and immediately were awarded a penalty. Flood sent the ball between the posts and the visitors were already 3-0 up within the first minute.

Play resumed but was then put on hold whilst a debate ensued as to whether Quins were taken out on the air. The home side were awarded a penalty which Evans placed in touch for an attacking line-out. They kept possession, formed a maul and pushed forward but Tigers were awarded a scrum allowing Youngs to clear.

Both teams were keen to make an early impact but a fumble by Quins allowed Tigers to collect and break through the home side defence for a try. The TMO (Television Match Official) was called into play with a questionable forward pass but it was awarded and converted. Six minutes into the game and Leicester had increased their lead to 10 with no reply from the hosts.

Harlequins did pull three points back through the boot of Evans a minute later.

The home side attacked from the restart but a penalty went against them and Tigers kicked to the corner for an attacking line out. The pressure relieved momentarily as Leicester knocked on handing a scrum to Quins in front of their own posts. They managed to clear but not far as Quins sliced the kick back into touch.

Tigers recycled the ball really well but a thumping tackle handed Quins the put-in at a scrum as the ball spilled forwards.

This lead to a superb break by Quins, moving the ball out wide early and allowing Brown to make strides up the field. Unfortunately a chip over is collected and taken into touch by Leicester. The home side won the ball and continued to push but the try line remained ever distant. The fans began questioning refereeing decisions, to the point of chanting 'we want Barnes' - who for this game was the fourth official and who normally has requests to get off the field whenever he is at The Stoop.

Tigers earned a penalty, cleared into Quins' half and won their line-out. They kept pressing but Quins were equal to them, matching the attack with a very firm defence. A scrum followed by a penalty went the way of the hosts, who cleared into the visitors half.

Leicester came again and Brown made an important save, which would surely have ended in another 7 points to the visitors. Flood did add another three points to the Tigers' scorecard in 25th minute after Quins were ruled offside.

Within three minutes those points were cancelled out by Evans. Quins were awarded a penalty after Leicester came off their feet in the ruck. They sent the ball into touch for an attacking line-out in the visitor's half and were promptly awarded another penalty within kicking distance of the host's number 10.

The Tigers response was a relentless attack which was only halted through a forward pass. Quins had the put-in at the scrum and were later awarded a penalty after Leicester failed to release a tackled player. They sent play back to the other end of the field where Tigers were handed a scrum. They then earned a line-out just outside Quins' 22.

Leicester threatened once again but a penalty went the way of the home side after Tigers were ruled to have blocked play. Quins kicked the ball back into the visitors half for an attacking line-out. They crossed the try-line but it was deemed to have been held-up.

Undeterred the home side pressed forward again and were awarded a penalty try with 3 minutes left of first half. Evans added the conversion, bringing the scores level.

It was such a tense game and Conor O'Shea came to the touchline for the final minute of the half, where Tigers kicked into touch ending the first 40 minutes.

Half Time at The Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 13 - 13 Leicester Tigers

At the restart Harlequins gathered their own kick and pushed early but the chance was wasted when they attempted to kick through the defence, all to easily collected by the opposition. Tigers sent it into touch and Quins had a line-out still within the visitor's half.

Again, possession was short-lived as Leicester earned a penalty, opting to kick the ball into touch deep within Quins territory. Never shy of playing with ball in hand, the home side powered their way out of their own half and kicked for a well-placed line-out just 10 metres from the line.

Positive play from Quins saw them force a knock-on from Youngs. The scrum was just metres from the try line. Another wasted opportunity, however, as the home side were accused of failing to drive straight therefore handing Leicester a penalty.

They kicked for a line-out which they also gathered but Tigers are again penalised for blocking. Evans attempted a kick between the posts but pulled it wide of the uprights.

Despite the tense play there was a belief within the Twickenham Stoop that Leicester Tigers could be beaten.

Quins attacked again and a chip through sent both teams scurrying to the try line. Leicester's Scully versus Harlequins' Brown. Both dived for the ball and the referee chose to bring the TMO into play. The try was not given and the chant of 'you don't know what you are doing' echoed around the stadium.

The home-side were awarded a scrum on the 5 metre line and again made it over the try line. Still not given - this time it was held-up.

Another scrum to Quins who continued to progress towards the line until a pass out wide was intercepted by Tigers. Thankfully for the home fans, he was tackled early and so could not score a break-away try.

The ball made its way into the hands of Brown who again had the try line in his sight. He spilled the ball during a tackle handing a scrum to Leicester. Good work by the home side earned them a penalty. Evans went for the posts and pulled Quins into the lead for the first time this game 16-13 after 59 minutes.

From the restart Tigers pushed up the field quickly. They took a quick penalty and crossed the line. Quins were in the lead for less than a minute before the converted try put the visitors back on top 16-20.

Flood was then substituted.

Tempers really started to fray after a scrum was awarded to Leicester which was then upgraded to a penalty after Quins were accused of collapsing the scrum. In off-ball action Leicester's Matera was shown the yellow card for tackling Ward. Robson joined him in the sin-bin for coming to Ward's aid and retaliating.

Play continually changed sides and substitutions were made. Fa'asavalu came on in place of Wallace. Botica also came on in place of Evans at a time when Quins were awarded a penalty. Botica kicked to the corner - the home side needed the win and penalty kicks at this point just would not suffice.

They retained line-out ball, formed a maul, then sent it wide to Brown who crosses for a try. The conversion was unsuccessful but it gave them a one-point lead over Leicester with 8 minutes remaining.

The visitors then knocked on handing a scrum to Quins. Things then worsened for the visitors as their number 7 Salvi was sent to the sin-bin for a professional foul, momentarily reducing Tigers to 13. Quins again kicked for a line-out in the corner.

Easter jumped well and secured the ball and when the subsequent maul collapsed. they send it out wide. A knock on handed a scrum to Leicester. With 5 minutes left, Robson and Matera returned to the field having fulfilled their 10-minute sin-bin.

The volume in the Twickenham Stoop was deafening.

A penalty was awarded to Leicester as Quins went off their feet in the ruck. They kicked for a line-out which was still within Tigers' territory. Things improved for the home side after they were themselves awarded a penalty off the back of the line-out. Botica kicked between the posts, increasing their lead to 4 points with just two minutes left.

It was very tense with a penalty being awarded to Leicester who took it quickly. The Quins defence were working very hard, overturned the ball and kicked it back into Leicester's territory. The visitors collected but knocked on, handing a vital scrum to Quins who did not mess around. Care fed the ball, it was hooked back, out to Care who passed it back to Botica. He in turn kicked it high into the stands to end the game.

14,800 supporters watched Harlequins take another big step forward to a play-off place, beating Leicester Tigers.

Full Time at The Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 24 - 20 Leicester Tigers

Danny Care was named Man of the Match.

NOTE: Following the premiership games today, 5th placed Harlequins trail 4th placed Leicester Tigers and third placed Bath by 6 points. There are a maximum of 10 points up for grabs for Quins - next in the premiership they are away to Exeter but have home advantage for their final game of the season against Bath.

Next week Harlequins are away to Northampton Saints in the Amlin Cup semi-final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

London Fire Brigade warning on e-cigarettes
The London Fire Brigade wants people to be aware of the possible fire hazards in using e-cigarettes.

This comes after a fire in east London where a woman suffered burns when she lit an e-cigarette while she was attached to an oxygen cylinder in hospital.

Although e-cigarettes are usually considered safer than regular ones, there is a danger if people use incorrect chargers which can over charge them with possible explosive results.

The Brigade warns people not to leave the devices charging overnight or when they are sleeping.

Additionally, they should avoid naked flames or oxygen equipment when using e-cigarettes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Man dies in Weybridge crash
Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident in Weybridge in which a man in his 70s died.

The accident happened around 2.20 pm Friday in Thames Street.

Anyone who saw the crash or the man’s grey Citroen Picasso before the accident should contact Surrey police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 am  

Friday, 18 April 2014

Don't get hit with a bank holiday parking ticket says Wandsworth Council

Wandsworth Council says motorists are being advised to take special care where they park their cars on bank holidays over the weekend.

Drivers can park for free as long as they like in marked bays in the borough’s controlled parking zones on both Good Friday and Easter Monday.

But they should avoid parking on a yellow line, as this could be hazardous or cause an obstruction.

However, motorists using the car parks in Battersea Park will still need to pay and display a ticket, as there is no free parking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

London Welsh visit hospital for Easter

London Welsh stars have been handing out Easter Eggs at a Children’s hospital.

James Tideswell, Nathan Vella, James Tincknell and Ollie Stedman all made an appearance at the hospital in Oxford.

And they were accompanied by the club’s mascot, Dewi the dragon where they visited children’s wards such as Kamran’s ward and Melanie’s Ward.

The event proved extremely popular with the children and it was reported Dewi the dragon stole the limelight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Petition to save Kew Gardens

An e - petition to save Kew Gardens has been launched on campaign website change.org.

It has been created by Prospect, the union for engineers and scientists, who claim Government cuts, are threatening the historic gardens.

Kew has been told to expect further funding cuts of up to £1.5 million before the end of 2016.

And over 120 jobs could be lost.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Robson to miss Wimbledon
Britain's top women's tennis player, Laura Robson, is out of this year's Wimbledon championship.

She'll have what’s being called "minor wrist surgery" and will also miss the French Open.

Robson, from Wimbledon, has only managed to play two matches this year, and the problem with her wrist is a long-standing one.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 am  

Hospitals talk over sale of NHS land in Chelsea
Two hospitals at loggerheads over the proposed sale of NHS land in Chelsea have held talks to resolve the issue.

The Royal Brompton wants to sell part of its site to fund a multi-million pound renovation.

But the Royal Marsden wants one of the buildings set to go for extra cancer services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am  

Harlequins still confident of making play-off
There's a huge game between rugby union Premiership title contenders this evening.

Harlequins aim to keep their play-off push on track when they host defending champions Leicester at The Stoop in Twickenham.

Kick-off is 7.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Woman arrested for dating fraud
A woman who claims she was being harassed by a local Croydon newspaper reporter has been arrested on suspicion of fraud.

33-year-old Neelam Desai threated journalist Gareth Davies after he contacted her for comment on allegations that she was involved in an online dating scam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Did you witness this verbal attack?
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was verbally assaulted by two men from their car on the M25.

The victim was driving on the anti - clockwise stretch on Monday at 5pm when the 20 minute attack happened.

It was at junction 13 for Staines that she noticed a Ford transit pick up pull up beside her.

The suspects began laughing and pointing at her, as well as hooting and taking photos .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

Clifford Trial Update
A second juror at the Max Clifford sex trial won't take any further part in it after being discharged by the judge.

Earlier in the case, another was sent home for revealing they knew one of the witnesses giving evidence.

The 10 remaining members of the jury are considering their verdicts on the 11 charges facing the celebrity publicist from Hersham - all of which he denies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Crash appeal
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured following a single vehicle accident in West End near Woking.

It happened yesterday afternoon when a black VW Golf hit a wall in Scotts Grove Road.

The driver of the car, a man in his thirties, sustained serious head injuries and was air-lifted to St Georges Hospital where he remains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Police continue to investigate in Purley
A front garden in Purley remains sealed off following the discovery of human bones on Monday.

Detectives were called to the semi-detached house after gardeners made the grim discovery as they lifted paving stones.

The 1930’s house in Riddlesdown Road is yards from an ancient Saxon burial ground.

Officers have however called a halt to the work until scientists verify the age of the remains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Fire broke out at a house in Osterley last night
Firefighters were called to a property in Penwerris Avenue where they found the loft conversion alight.

The Brigade was called at 7.59 and the blaze was under control by 10pm.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Man remanded
A man from Hounslow, accused of attempting to murder three women with a hammer in their hotel room, has been remanded in custody.

32-year-old Philip Spence appeared at Southwark Crown Court also charged with aggravated burglary.

Three women were left in critical and serious conditions after being attacked at the four-star Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch on the 6th of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Kingston’s new look Riverside will be officially unveiled tonight


The area by the bridge has been cleared up, and a number of new restaurants introduced.

Entertainment starts at 7.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

Surrey Police appeal

Detectives are appealing for help after a robbery in East Molesey in February.

It took place between 10.30pm and 11pm on Bridge Road, as two men walked towards Wolsey Road.

As they approached the victim, one of the men stole his mobile phone and ran away down Palace Road.

A third man came out of the Albion pub to run after the suspect.

Meanwhile, an altercation took place between the victim and another suspect.



If you recognise any of these men you should contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

With the Easter weekend comes delays and longer journeys
Travel correspondent Lucy Mayer tells us what we should be looking out for.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 am  

Middlesex score big win in county cricket
In county cricket’s Division One yesterday Middlesex scored a convincing 10 wicket win over Nottinghamshire at Lords.

There were nine wickets in the match for discarded England pacer Steven Finn.

Sussex made it two wins from their opening Championship games after a 7 wicket win at Warwickshire.

In Division Two Michael Carberry scored an unbeaten century as Hampshire beat Gloucestershire by 8 wickets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 am  

Heathrow Express workers to strike
Workers on the Heathrow Express rail link have voted to take industrial action.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union says hundreds of its members, including drivers and station staff, are involved in a dispute over cuts.

The union says Heathrow Express is planning to make 6-million pounds of savings over the next five years, which it claims could lead to 200 job losses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

Ealing hairderesser upsets North Koreans with Kim ad
North Korean diplomats have complained to the British government about a London hairdresser using a picture of Kim Jong-Un in a promotion.

A poster at M and M Hair Academy in South Ealing shows the North Korean leader alongside the words "Bad Hair Day?"

The Foreign Office has confirmed it's received a letter and says a response will be issued in due course.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 am  

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Update: MAN FOUND

Police are appealing for help in finding a vulnerable man from Wandsworth.



79-year-old Wesley Wright was last seen leaving his home at about midday yesterday to visit a friend in Tooting but never arrived.

Mr Wright has his freedom pass, which was last used just after 15.30 this afternoon on the number 95 bus from Greenford travelling towards Westfield in Shepherds Bus.

The pass has been used on a number of night buses and this morning on the number 282 in Ealing.

Wesley is black, 5'7", with grey receding hair.

He was wearing a light blue sweatshirt under a black hooded top with a zip up the front, light blue jeans, a black and navy baseball cap and a pair of tinted glasses.

There’s a photo of him on our website radiojackie.com/news.

He suffers from the early stages of dementia so if you’ve seen him please contact Wandsworth CID on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm  

Can you help BTP in Hersham?


British Transport Police has released the images of two men officers would like to speak to about a series of incidents at Hersham station.

Officers have been called to the station numerous times following reports that the tickets machines have been tampered with.



Detective Constable Tony Bronger said: On nine separate occasions we have been called about someone tampering with the ticket machine at the station.Each time the culprits have managed to block the change return slot – preventing customers from accessing their change after purchasing tickets. We believe the thieves plan to return to the machines at the end of each day in a bid to gather all the change given out by the machine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Litter clampdown in Surrey
Motorway junctions, train stations and town centres are being targeted as part of a countywide litter campaign launched by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

Be fantastic, recycle your plastic!


This Easter, Woking residents are being asked to join John, Woking’s ‘Fantastic Mr Plastic’, and recycle their plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays using their blue-lidded recycling bin or sack.

Last year, Woking Borough Council collected nearly 34,500 tonnes of household waste, of which 1,851 tonnes was recyclable plastic.

However, only 238 tonnes of plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays were put in recycling bins.

The rest was put in black bins, resulting in 1,613 tonnes of valuable resources being lost.

Throwing plastic away in the black bin costs more than it would to recycle.

In fact, if residents did recycle all their recyclable plastics last year, they could have saved around £130,000 in disposal costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Appeal from Police in Brighton


Police in Brighton have launched a manhunt for 31-year old Dean Kiely, who the Probation Service want returned to prison as he has breached the conditions of his prison release licence.

Kiely, who is described as white, and 5'11", is of proportionate build. He has a scar from his nose to his right cheek, and a 1" horizontal scar on his forehead.

He had been serving a prison sentence for disqualified driving and handling stolen goods imposed at Croydon Crown Court last September.

A Sussex Police spokesman said; "Kiely comes from Brighton but also has links to Sutton in South London and we think he may currently be in that area."

Anyone who sees him is asked to dial 999.

Anyone with other information about his recent movements can call Sussex 101 or email [email protected] serial 715 of 25/3.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Shipping containers removed


Spelthorne Council has successfully removed shipping containers and a caravan from a site located on Sheepwalk in Shepperton which did not have planning permission.

This was the culmination of several years’ legal action to prevent the site owners from developing this 34 acre Green Belt site with hard standing, siting caravans and containers and using it for waste disposal.

A team of bailiffs entered the site at 7.30am with full legal authority and took away containers and a caravan to their store in South Wales.

If the goods are not collected by the owners they will be sold to cover the Council’s costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Jury still out
The jury in the case of publicist Max Clifford is still considering its verdicts after being sent out yesterday.

The 71 year old from Hersham denies 11 counts of indecent assault relating to seven alleged victims aged from 14 to 20.

The accusations concern alleged offences between 1966 and 1984.

Jurors at Southwark Crown Court were told by the Judge in his summing up to ignore recent sex offence allegations against other high-profile figures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Putney Police Station Becomes Child-Friendly
A family-friendly interview suite – the first of its kind in London – has opened at Putney Police Station.

It’s designed to be an engaging, comfortable place where families in crisis can relax and includes toys, art supplies and computers for children of all ages.

The Police ‘Child Abuse Investigation Team’ are celebrating the so-called ‘Bright Space’ saying they’re committed to improving the service provided to child victims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Police Search In Croydon
Police surrounded an area of Croydon today after a man believed to be a wanted suspect was recognised in a street.

More than 20 police officers, a police helicopter and a dog unit were called to Waddon Road and the surrounding streets.

Officers believe the man’s wanted in connection with various offences including assault.

He managed to escape but detectives are continuing the search.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Gym Ceiling Collapses
The ceiling at Virgin Active Gym in the Chiswick High Road collapsed this morning.

Three people were injured after it fell onto them as they were on the rowing machines.

One was taken to hospital and the other two were treated at the scene.

The partial collapse is believed to be connected with ongoing building work at the gym.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Residents at a care home for retired seafarers’ in Banstead, are helping tackle dementia by offering themselves up to a new study


The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is involved in a programme which investigates what effects live music has on the mind.

Organised by charity Music in Hospitals, it includes monitoring cortisol and saliva levels to assess the impact on a resident’s mood.

High cortisol levels are an indicator of stress whereas increased saliva is an indication of happiness.

Chief Executive Brian Boxall - Hunt says donations mean studies like this can happen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Kingston will officially launch its proposal to become a Business Improvement District on May the 8th


A BID is an area within which businesses pay an additional tax in order to fund projects within the district's boundaries.

The council hopes winning it, will add to the town’s attractiveness for investors and visitors.

Earlier this year, Kingston was awarded up to £30 million in funding to create a mini Holland cycling scheme.

These people say the town is on the up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Infrared cameras are being used to catch fly-tippers round the clock in Hounslow
Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Why Londoners Avoid Bowel-Screening
New research shows Londoners have the worst record in the UK, of avoiding simple bowel-screening tests which could save thousands of lives each year.

Today’s been dubbed ‘Lift the Lid day’ by charity Beating Bowel Cancer – it’s been launched to help break the taboo and encourage people to talk about the disease.

At St George’s Hospital in Tooting over 86,000 people were invited to come for screening last year, but only just over half that number were screened.

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK - yet more than 90% of cases could be prevented if caught earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

Hounslow Man Arrested
A man from Hounslow’s been arrested following a media appeal for witnesses.

The 21-year-old’s been detained on suspicion of two counts of indecent exposure onboard Southwest train services in March.

He’s been released on bail until a date in May, pending further enquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Police ask for help finding missing vulnerable woman from Croydon


73 year old Pauline Lake was last seen at her home address of 12 Birdhurst Gardens at approximately 7pm.

Pauline told her husband that she was going out for a walk and did not return.

Pauline suffers from type 2 diabetes and dementia.

Her mental health and dementia have dramatically worsened in the last few weeks.

This is the second time she has gone missing in three days.

Pauline last went missing on the 13th of April and on that occasion was located in Northamptonshire.

She has no known links to that area and is believed to have used the transport system randomly.

Anyone with information is asked to call Croydon Missing Persons Unit on 0208-649-0016 or Missing People on 116000.

Police can also be alerted via the 101 number.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Ambulance service asks for public’s support over Easter weekend


South East Coast Ambulance Service is asking the public for its support over what will be a busy long Easter weekend for its staff.

The Trust has plans in place to manage an expected increase in demand but is reminding the public that 999 should only be dialled in an emergency.

Last year between Good Friday and Easter Monday, SECAmb received more than 9,500 999 calls across Kent, Surrey and Sussex – an increase of around 5% on the previous weekend (22-25 March 2013).

While ambulance crews will always be sent to the most serious emergencies, close to 1,000 of these calls were able to be dealt with by clinical advice being provided to callers over the phone.

NHS 111 centre staff are also preparing for busy Easter period.

The service, run by SECAmb in partnership with Harmoni across the region, which was launched just over 12 months ago has provided help and advice to close to a million callers since March 2013.

With the potential for the fine weather currently being experienced across the region to continue over the weekend, SECAmb is also urging people to enjoy but be sensible in the sun.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Missing man in Wandsworth

There is growing concern this morning for a man who has gone missing in Wandsworth.

79 year old Wesley Wright was last seen at 12pm leaving his home address to visit a friend in Tooting.

He suffers from dementia and other health problems and is not believed to have any medication.

He is described as black, bald and wearing glasses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 am  

London councils make £285,000,000 from CCTV

Councils in London have raised £285,000,000 in parking and traffic fines from the use of CCTV in 5 years.

That’s according to a report by the pressure group Big Brother watch, which collected the data from freedom of information requests.

Hammersmith and Fulham council were the top earners in South West London, raking in over £18,500,000 in fines.

This ranks the fifth highest of any council in the UK.

Camden council made the most nationally, receiving over £36,000,000 in the five year period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Arrests made after fight in Kingston town centre

5 men have been arrested on suspicion of affray after a fight in Kingston town centre this afternoon.

Police were called to outside the Rotunda on Clarence Street at half five following reports of a fight in progress.

No serious injuries were reported, and police are asking for anyone who saw the incident to get in touch on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 pm  

Stolen Jewellery Found in Suttton

Police are seeking the owners of items of jewellery found in a jewellery box floating in the River Graveney.

The box was recovered by a member of the public on Tuesday the 25th March.

It was found to contain the business contact details of a Sutton resident whose home was burgled on the 19th March.

While some of the salvaged items came from this burglary, police believe other pieces may have been discarded from other thefts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

Investigation launched after human bones found at an address in Purley
Police have launched an investigation after human bones were found at an address in Purley.

Officers were called to the property in Riddlesdown Road as builders were carrying out work on the driveway.

Several bone parts - including what appeared to be a human skull and a femur - were seized and taken for analysis.

Experts have since confirmed, by looking at photos, that the bones are human, and they have now been taken for examination to establish their age.

The cause of death is unexplained. No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Clifford Trial Update
The jury in the case of publicist Max Clifford has retired to consider its verdicts.

The 71 year old from Hersham denies 11 counts of indecent assault relating to seven alleged victims aged from 14 to 20 between 1966 and 1984.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Appeal after hit and run in Carshalton
Police are appealing for witnesses after two girls aged 14 and 16 were injured by two cars that failed to stop in Carshalton last Saturday.

The girls were crossing Welbeck Road on their way home at around 9.30pm.

A silver Nissan and a light-blue Vauxhall, thought to be racing each other, ran into them and drove off.

Both girls were badly hurt and one is still in hospital with head injuries, a broken pelvis, broken wrist and bruising all over her body.

It’s thought the drivers may live in the area. Julie Hall, who’s a relative of one of the girls, believes they will be indentified.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Successful “Out of Hours” Noise Service Returns


Following the success of last year’s “Out of Hours” Enforcement Service, the Council in partnership with Surrey Police, are re-launching the service.

It will run from Saturday to the 27th of September, dealing with noise and any taxi and licensing issues on a Saturday night.

The service sees an officer from the Council’s Environmental Services Team working alongside a police officer between the hours of 8:30pm on Saturday evenings and 3am on Sunday mornings reacting to reports of noise nuisance and dealing with any taxi and alcohol licensing infringements.

This year the service has been enhanced to enable the service of Fixed Penalty Notices with fines of £100 for domestic premises and £500 for commercial premises where permitted night time noise levels under the Noise Act 1996 have been exceeded.

Further information on the “Out of Hours “Enforcement Service is available from the Council’s website www.elmbridge.gov.uk/noise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Fulham Fans Feeling optimistic
Fulham fans were feeling optimistic they'll avoid relegation from the Premier League at an open training session this morning.

Felix Magath's side have won their last two games, which leaves them two points from safety with four games left.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Rise to the Challenge in Brentford on Sunday 4 May
Residents of Hounslow and neighbouring boroughs are being invited to get active on the first May bank holiday weekend and join the ISIS Challenge 2014.

The Challenge, which is being organised for the third year in a row by the Brentford Football Club Sports Community Trust, includes a 1K and 5K run in the beautiful setting of Syon Park and a paddleboard time trial on the Grand Union Canal at Brentford Lock.

The day will be topped off with a free-to-enter family fun day, a Youth Football Tournament and an awards presentation in Syon Park from 12 until 4pm.

For race times and entry details, click here – entries close on 30 April 2014.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

Awards set to thank the borough’s everyday recycling heroes
The Recycle for Woking Awards have been launched.

As part of the year-long Everyday Heroes recycling campaign, the awards aim to showcase and celebrate heroic feats of recycling in the borough.

The online nomination process for the awards on July the 11th, is now open. Nominations can be received for the following five categories:

Greenest Managing Agent

Residents living in a flat or apartment, can nominate managing agents who are committed to providing first-rate recycling facilities and services. Alternatively, managing agents providing such services can also submit a nomination on behalf of the organisation.

Green School of the Year

It’s a fact that schools produce a lot of waste. This category will commend the school with the greenest credentials; one that goes above and beyond to employ resourceful recycling practices and instils them in its students’ everyday behaviour.

Young Everyday Recycler of the Year

This award is for a young recycling superstar, one that recycles everyday, encourages others to do so and may even have introduced recycling initiatives to their classroom or school.

Recycling Hero of the Year

For this category, the Council is searching for an individual who has excelled at improving recycling in their area. They might have offered advice, helped neighbours or worked with the Council and/or managing agents to improve recycling facilities.

Collection Crew of the Year

Come rain or shine, collection crews are out collecting resident’s waste and recycling on a daily basis. Residents who would like to show their appreciation for their local crew can do so in this category.

Nominations to the council close at midnight on the 20th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Police 'On Top Of' Flood-Related Crimes In North Surrey
Police are continuing to give extra protection to residents in north Surrey whilst the area recovers from the floods earlier this year.

A major intelligence-led crime prevention operation has been in place since the adverse weather hit the region two months ago.

There are high-visibility patrols in vulnerable areas as well as the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition to spot vehicles that have been used for criminal activity.

All this has led to low levels of crime, but Surrey Police is urging local communities to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Vegetables Make Prizes In Sutton
Twenty five lucky Sutton council residents have won a week’s worth of organically grown vegetables - just by revealing their favourite vegetable.

Last month, the town’s Housing Partnership teamed up with Sutton Community Farm to run a competition for tenants to win a 'VegBag'.

Miss Pincho from Carshalton whose favourite vegetable is the aubergine, was very pleased to take delivery of her prize last week.

The farm’s just one of the partners that SHP work with to promote healthy eating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident in Feltham.
A car veered off course and hit a tree in the early hours of Sunday April the 6th in the Chertsey Road.

The driver was treated at the scene before being taken to St Mary's Hospital where he died from his injuries the following day.

He has been formally identified as 22-year-old Paul Buckmaster from Sunbury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

A Runnymede Rescue
A vulnerable resident was rescued from a fire at her home thanks to a Runnymede Community Alarm Service.

The Council say their system had been triggered after the blaze set off the Telecare smoke alarm at Meadowlands in Addlestone, last week.

The resident, who’s not been named, failed to hear the warning.

Once Safer Runnymede were alerted they called the emergency services and the pensioner was safely led from her smoke-filled home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Centenary commemorations continue in Richmond
Poppy meadows have been sown across Richmond to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.

The seeds at six spaces, including Hampton Common and Old Deer Park, will be in flower by the summer.

Meadows will continue to be grown at other locations in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to commemorate the centenary.

The biggest threats to poppy meadows are weeds and heavy rainfall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Fire In Tooting


The London Fire Brigade are currently tackling a fire in Tooting.

Fire-fighters were called at around 20 past five this morning to the blaze in a 3-storey building under construction in Mitcham Road.

Six fire engines and 30 personnel are in attendance – the road has been closed.

Twitpic: @LondonFire
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Hammersmith Hospital helps improve heart attack surival rates

Survival rates for serious heart attacks have doubled in London after patients were taken directly to specialist hospitals such as Hammersmith.

It’s rather than taking them to the nearest Accident and Emergency.

The research comes from the London Ambulance Service who found in 200 patients there was a 66 per cent survival rate.

This has doubled from 30 per cent.

The study is the first to show the benefit of granting paramedics and ambulance technicians “complete autonomy” to decide where to take patients who have gone into cardiac arrest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 am  

Monday, 14 April 2014

Chelsea Assisatnt Coach says Demba Ba needs more pitch time

Chelsea assistant coach Steve Holland says Demba Ba deserves his time in the spotlight.

The striker, who has often been third choice this season, scored the goal that took them to the Champions League semi-finals last week and also got the winner in the 1-0 Premier League victory at Swansea yesterday.

That result keeps them in contention for the top flight title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 pm  

Missing West Ken Woman Found

Police in Hammersmith have found a vulnerable woman who went missing this morning.

Eighty three year old Judith Anne Talbot-Weiss had disappeared from her home on Stanwick Road at 09.30 am.

Judith suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia.

She was discovered safe and well this evening.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm  

Balham Man Jailed

A man from Balham Hill who attacked a tube worker has been jailed for 4 months.

33-year-old Otaniyen Ekiomado punched the Customer service assistant in the head at Oxford Circus station last August.

He was arrested and charged with assault and causing actual bodily harm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm  

West Ken Woman Missing

Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable elderly woman missing from West Kensington.

Eighty three year old Judith Anne Talbot-Weiss has been missing from her home on Stanwick Road since 09:30hrs this morning.

She’s white, 5'02", slim with white hair in a bob.

She was last seen wearing a brown tweed jacket and purple trousers.

Judith suffers from Alzheimers and dementia and is known to go to open spaces and parks.

If you see her call Hammersmith Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm  

People of Hampton Hill being encouraged to recycle coffee waste



Hampton Hill is one of the first locations in the UK to join a brand new nationwide recycling scheme set up by Kenco and TerraCycle called the Coffee Packaging Brigade.

It aims to save coffee packaging waste from landfill.

A collection box for people to drop off all brands of coffee refill bags, coffee bean bags, plastic coffee jar lids and single serve coffee sticks and sachet waste packaging is now situated at the Sainsbury’s Local in High Street Hampton Hill.

Each unit of coffee packaging waste collected by the community earns money for the Hampton Hill United Reformed Church which will be used to fundraise for Place To Go, a project to remodel the front of the church and provide space better to serve the community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Improvements to the M25
Drivers on the M25 are reaping the benefits of record roads investment.

It’s after the first section of a new generation of motorway management opened this morning.

An 8 mile section of the motorway in Hertfordshire’s the first in the country of a new style of ‘smart motorway’ schemes.

Pioneering technology and use of the hard shoulder as a permanent running lane combine to reduce congestion and ease traffic flow.

A similar scheme, between junctions 5 and 6 on the Kent/Surrey is due to open next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Refurbishment plans for Heathrow's runways
For the next seven months most of Heathrow’s night flights will land on the southern runway.

It’s while the northern landing strip is being resurfaced.

It means people living under the southern runway flight path are now experiencing more aircraft noise than usual between 4.30am and 6am.

The project is expected to last until the end of October .

The southern flight path cuts across Battersea, Wandsworth Town and Putney.

Heathrow says the work is essential and can’t take place during the day because the airport is too busy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Could the controversial BSBV review be back?

(Picture, Dr Tiz North)

The Keep Our St Helier Hospital Party is urging all election candidates for Merton and Sutton to challenge the SW London Collaborative Commissioning Group (SWLCCG) on its plans for St Helier Hospital’s vital services.

The move follows SWLCCG publicising information about the hospital’s future from its Twitter account.

The account stated that there will be no announcement about changes to St Helier Hospital services in June.

Instead, SWLCCG told Twitter followers that in June, they will release a “five ­year strategy to set the standards and outcomes commissioners
want to achieve” and that “details of how they will achieve them will be the next step.”

“These tweets raise more questions than they answer,” says Dr Tiz North, KOSHH Party candidate for Sutton South.

“Is this a case of Bette Service, Better Value in a new guise? Will the CCGs come up with the same strategy via slightly different means, such as applying the unrealistic London Quality Standards? And why is this information only shared via Twitter and a link buried on their website?"


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

'Onesies' Regretted
Onesies are predicted to be the biggest fashion regret in the next decade for Londoners, according to new research.

The ‘Fashion Never Forgets’ study surveying 1,000 men and women in the capital, revealed the comfortable one-piece is set to follow in the footsteps of the shell suit.

It also predicted that other highly regretted fashion trends will include jumpsuits, animal print and leggings.

The research celebrated the national tour of the ‘Elephant Parade Exhibition’ that seeks to raise public support for Asian elephant conservation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Goats Are Coming To Esher Common
Surrey Wildlife Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council are working on a conservation project that will see a small herd of goats grazing on an area of Esher Common.

15 male goats will arrive this month and stay for the summer, grazing in a small paddock on the south side of Esher common.

It’s hoped they’ll keep the birch, gorse, willow and other invasive scrub under control, helping to restore the rare and precious heathland habitat for wildlife.

A small area of the Common’s been selected for this trial and temporary fencing will be erected to protect and confine the goats.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Shop burglar jailed for two years in Croydon


A burglar has been jailed for two years, having been arrested by police after they found medicine, toiletries and bolt cutters stashed in his car, which was parked only yards away from a pharmacy he had burgled.

James Good was arrested by officers when police were called to Bywood Avenue, Ashburton, on the morning of the 27th of February after staff at the pharmacy discovered their store had been broken into overnight.

Good was charged in February, with two offences of non-residential burglary relating the Bywood Avenue break-in and a similar offence at a pharmacy in Addington Road, South Croydon, which happened on the 25th of February.

He was sentenced to two years imprisonment for each of the two burglaries he was charged with, to be served concurrently.

He pleaded guilty to both offences and a further 17 burglaries were also taken into consideration by the judge.

The other 17 burglary offences were taken into consideration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Centre reopens
The newly renovated Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling centre reopened today after five weeks of closure.

Richmond Council has completed major improvements to safety measures and increased the speed of service at the depot in Kew.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Marathon runners celebrated


Yesterday's London Marathon was the perfect opportunity to promote various charities nationwide.

A team of five runners was aiming to raise over £7,000 for the Surrey Care Trust - which could pay for youth counselling for 9 months.

Fil from Surbiton (pictured), finished the mammoth task for the charity, in 3 hrs 45 minutes.

Juliette Gillard is in the fundraising team.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Free Micro-Chipping In Sutton
Dog owners are being invited to get their pets micro-chipped for free at an event being held this Wednesday in Sutton.

It’s been organised by officers from the town’s safer Neighbourhoods team and Housing partnership – ahead of legislation making the process compulsory from 2016.

The micro-chipping, which is available to all types of dog, is being funded by the Dogs Trust – in addition you’ll be able to get pet care advice.

The event’s at Waterstones on the High Street between 11am and 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

Beware When Boating On The Thames
Boating season on the River Thames may be affected by fast flowing currents caused by the winter floods.

The Environment Agency’s advising caution when on the non-tidal river, from Lechlade in Oxfordshire to Teddington.

About 2,500 million tonnes of water flowed down the Thames over the winter and it’s still flowing in from the river's tributaries and from groundwater.

The boating season traditionally starts on the Easter bank holiday weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Road repairs being speeded up in Surrey
Surrey County Council says it’s repaired about 18-thousand-500 potholes across the county in the first two months of this year.

Winter floods left damages estimated at 15-million pounds and the council has begun a major operation to speed up repairs on roads.

They plan to fix up to another 17-thousand potholes over the coming weeks.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

Farah vows to run London Marathon again
Mo Farah says he won't give up on the London Marathon yet.

The Feltham raised, double Olympic track champion finished eighth in yesterday's event, which was his debut over the distance.

Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang won the men's elite race, while compatriot Edna Kiplagat claimed the women's event.

Wallington’s multiple Paralympic gold medallist David Weir was second in the men's wheelchair race, behind Switzerland's Marcel Hug.

Meanwhile the former long distance runner Brendan Foster has sparked criticism after suggesting on BBC Sport that Farah shouldn’t run another marathon.

He said Farah should look to defend his 5-thousand and 10-thousand metre titles in Brazil 20216.

Many Twitter users agreed Foster was very “negative”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 am  

Energy Secretary backs UN climate change report
Energy Secretary Ed Davey is backing the findings of the latest UN climate change report.

The report says that greenhouse gas emissions have reached unprecedented levels.

If current trends continue global temperatures could rise by as much as up to 4.8 degrees Celsius, levels deemed to be catastrophic for the planet.

The Kingston and Surbiton MP says the report should be taken seriously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am  

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Surrey Council Saves Millions
Surrey Council says it has saved its taxpayers over 100 million pounds in four years by striking better deals.

That sum would be enough to develop a third of the school places the council needs to meet the demand from surging birth rates.

Renegotiating contracts with businesses, building firms and a joint purchasing scheme with East Sussex council, generated the savings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm  

Accidents in Tooting and Kingston
Two bikers have been injured in separate crashes in South West London today.

The first happened just after 11 this morning in Tooting.

A car and moped collided on Fishponds Place at the junction with Hebdon Road.

The man riding the bike, who’s believed to be in his late teens, has been taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

The second happened this afternoon in Kingston.

A motorbike and car collided outside the Shell garage on Richmond Road.

The rider is not thought to have been seriously hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Crime stoppers Reward Epsom Robbery
Crimestoppers is offering a £3,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction, after a violent armed robbery in Epsom.

The criminal made off with the till drawer after the attack on Thursday the 6th February at the Vetry’s convenience store on East Street.

They fired the gun several times and a shop assistant was hit twice in the face – she required hospital treatment for her injuries.

The suspect’s described as white, around 5ft 7inches tall and of slim to medium build – their face was covered in the robbery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

Recycling Easier In Mole Valley

A scheme for recycling textiles and electrical goods in Mole Valley has been simplified to attract more users.

Instead of putting out different items for collection on different weeks, people will now only have leave out two separate bags.

It’s hoped the change will cut down on the amount of waste sent to landfills.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

A new currency for Kingston.
Kingston could become one of the few places in the UK to have its own currency.

It is argued that the Kingston pound could help boost the economy and increase work opportunities for residents.

A BBC report on economic decline in major cities outside of London found that Bristol, who run the biggest local currency in the country, is thriving economically.

Organiser of the Kingston pound, Andrew Connolly, says the currency will trial next month at the Surbiton Food Festival.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

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