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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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?"
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
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.
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Warren loves rowing, playing piano and drums (not at the same time though!), and old BBC comedies.
Jamie’s hobbies include acting, writing, and eating cake.
Tayo used to watch Sir Trevor McDonald present the news and that inspired her lifelong dream of becoming a broadcast journalist. She is also a keen baker.