Small businesses save thousands thanks to tax relief
Wandsworth Council’s pink letters to businesses encouraging them to apply for a tax break has brought results.
More than 56% have now responded.
Small traders in the borough are now saving more than 975 thousand pounds through the Government’s retail rates relief scheme.
Businesses that complete the application form and send it back to the Council can get a discount of up to a £1000 for the current year and a further £1000 for next year.
To be eligible, the rateable value for the business must be under £50,000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm
Epsom and Ewell parks celebrated
Five green spaces in Epsom & Ewell have been awarded Green Flag status, putting them among the best in the UK.
The awards were given to Epsom Common, Ewell Court Park, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Rosebery Park and Nonsuch Park by Keep Britain Tidy.
The charity’s green flag is a sign that the space has the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm
Breaking records at Ride London
Ride London cyclists started the biking weekend off by breaking a world record.
Six hundred and forty five cyclists created a, bell ringing orchestra, that played in unison for six minutes to open the event.
The group played a specially composed tune at 9 o clock this morning in Guildhall yard in the City.
They beat the previous German record of 5 hundred and 3. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm
Appeal to find a missing man in Chertsey
Surrey police are asking for help to find a man who’s gone missing from Chertsey.
James Phelan is 42 and was last seen in the A&E of St Peter’s hospital at 7 pm last night.
Officers say they are concerned for his welfare as he has a number of medical issues.
James is described as white, six foot one, of a slim build with dark brown hair that is receding at the front.
If you have seen James – call Surrey police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm
Zac Goldsmith rules himself out of the running for London Mayor
Richmond Park's MP has declared that he will not run for the job of London Mayor when Boris Johnson stands down.
It was only yesterday that Mr Johnson said that he felt that Tory MP Mr Goldsmith would be the perfect candidate to take over the role.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am
12 teenagers learn about successful NHS leadership at Kingston Hospital
12 young people have had the chance to visit Kingston Hospital to learn about successful NHS leadership.
The 15 to 18 year olds were from a charity called The Challenge, which works with organisations to create unique learning experiences.
While at the hospital, they met the Chief Executive, Kate Grimes, and other Board Members to hear about their careers.
They also got lessons in leadership and heard of advice they would have given to their former selves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am
Croydon looks at creating civil service hub
A new civil service hub could be created in Croydon after the government chose the town as one of 20 local authorities to become part of its One Public Estate programme.
The council will get funding and training to look at the feasibility of moving the existing civil service presence in Croydon into new premises as part of a regeneration of the town centre.
The plans for a ‘mini Whitehall’ would bring up to 10 local and central government services together on one site.
Locations which are under consideration include Ruskin Square, which has been derelict for 30 years, and West Croydon Interchange. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am
Missing man may be in Croydon
Bromley Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing 21 year old man who has connections with the Croydon area.
Shahab Mohammed, who is also known as Shad Shamshokhail, is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and may be confused.
He is of Middle Eastern appearance, 5 foot 6 inches tall, slim build and has short black swept back hair.
At the time he disappeared, he was barefoot and wearing a grey t-shirt and jogging bottoms.
Anyone who has information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the police 101 or call Missing People on 116000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am
Friday, 8 August 2014
Stabbing in Streatham
Police are appealing for witnesses after a stabbing in Streatham.
Officers were called to Palace Road about 11.40 pm on Thursday where they found a 27 year old man suffering a stab wound to his chest.
He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious, but stable, condition.
Police believe the stabbing may be connected to the theft of a black Aprilla Moped registration MV03 FDY on Athlone Road that happened shortly before.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm
Rugby Club gets vital repairs following harsh winter
A rugby club left badly affected by the winter floods is to benefit from a make-over thanks to a nearby builders' merchant.
Elmbridge Eagles, in Esher, has been selected as the winning applicant to scoop a revamp from Selco Builders' Warehouse.
A special make-over day is taking place tomorrow.
Elmbridge Eagles Rugby League Club has one senior team which plays in the London Men's League and three junior teams.
The club, which celebrates its 20th year next season, went through an extensive renovation last winter but this year was badly affected by the record-breaking rainfall.
Thousands of pounds had to be spent to repair the flood damaged clubhouse, including costly roof repairs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am
Redevelopment in Staines-upon-Thames
People in Staines could soon be buying luxury riverside apartments after the council put Bridge Street car park up for development.
The council says it’s expecting high bids for the plot which, once developed, could form an attractive landmark at the town’s entrance.
The current council plans to up-grade the town and establish a vibrant hub around the River Thames.
The sale of the Car Park plot will unlock funding for the projects which are hoped to attract more prosperity to the town. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am
Bomb threat teen arrested
A teenager from Sutton has been arrested after making a hoax bomb threat at one of the World's most famous hotels.
The 17-year-old boy allegedly told the Met Police that an explosive had been placed underneath a taxi parked outside the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
His call was transferred from Scotland Yard to the Las Vegas Police Department, who dispatched officers to the scene on Monday at around midnight.
He was arrested exactly one hour after making the call, according to British Police.
The youth, who was arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax call, has been bailed until later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am
Couple to "wed London"
A couple of riders will get married as they Ride-London this weekend.
44 year old Gary Watson and 41 year old and Lisa Russell from Raynes Park, will exchange vows at Richmond Park’s Pembroke Lodge during the cycle race.
The couple met while travelling in Australia in 1996.
They've since completed marathon bike expeditions in Iceland and Norway.
It's unclear whether they'll be wearing wedding attire or plain old cycling shorts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am
Stabbing in Clapham
A man has been stabbed in Clapham.
Police were called shortly after 4am to the scene outside Clapham North Underground Station.
The victim, believed aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital suffering from a single stab wound. The injury is being treated as life threatening.
There have been no arrests.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am
Surrey Cricket League preview
We’re all set for another busy weekend in the Surrey Cricket League, weather permitting.
The pick of tomorrow’s fixtures in the Premier Division sees 1st play 3rd as Old Thorntonians play Balham & Tooting in Tolworth.
In Division One, Beddington Village are still searching for their first win of the season as they play Reigate Priory in Reigate.
The stand out tie in Division Two sees 2nd-bottom Burgh Heath play 3rd-from-bottom London Welsh in Burgh Heath.
And in Division Three, 2nd-placed Ali take on bottom Ham & Petersham A in Lower Morden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Advice from Sutton Police
Police in Sutton are reminding us to be on our guard against the ‘bank courier scam’.
That’s phone calls pretending to be from a bank asking for account details and PIN and for the cards to be collected by cab or courier.
There have been six reports of it over the last four weeks in the borough, targeting victims in their 60s, 70s and 80s.
The tricksters have stolen nearly £44,000 from their victims’ accounts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Polish tweeting from Hammersmith and Fulham Police
The Met’s first dedicated Polish tweeting police officer is now gaining new followers following his first tweet on Monday.
Adam Pawloswki, a Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant from Hammersmith & Fulham, was born in Poland.
He’s lived in London for 11 years, and is tweeting news, appeals and crime prevention advice in his native language.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am
Thursday, 7 August 2014
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Further arrests after Lyne shooting
Detectives have made further arrests after a man was shot in the legs in Lyne.
The shooting happened in April at an address in Hardwick Lane.
Two men, both in their 40s from Berkshire, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder before being bailed.
Four people, who had previously been on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, have had their bail extended until October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
Sister of man who died in police custody criticises time taken to decide whether to bring charges
The sister of a man who died in police custody has criticised the length of time prosecutors have taken to decide whether to bring charges.
40-year-old Sean Rigg, who had schizophrenia, died at Brixton police station after being arrested in Balham High Street in August 2008.
At a protest in London, his sister Marcia has said she believes the delays are a tactic to wear families down and make them give up.
An inquest into the death found in 2012 found police had used “unsuitable force”.
In April, a file was passed to prosecutors to consider whether two serving Met Police officers should face charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Fire has broken out at Merton Adult Education Centre in Raynes Park
Part of the kitchen on the ground floor of the site in Whatley Avenue was damaged by the blaze. There were no injuries.
The Brigade was called at 12.30 this lunchtime, and the fire was under control by 2 o’clock.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm
New AFC Wimbledon loan signing
AFC Wimbledon have signed Gillingham defender Adam Barrett on loan.
The 34-year-old has signed a deal until 4th October.
He’ll fill the void at centre-back after Andy Frampton broke his ankle last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm
Clooney and fiancee are one step closer to marriage
George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin are one step closer to the altar after registering their marriage in London.
The couple have posted their banns at Chelsea Old Town Hall.
The notice, which must remain in place for 16 days before they can marry, lists the wedding's location as Italy - where the actor owns a home. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
Hounslow police officers plead not guilty to assault causing ABH
Three police officers based at Hounslow have today pleaded not guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm.
Police Sergeant Jason Moody, PC Carl Hollman, and PC Ed Griffith will appear at Southwark Crown Court later this month.
The trio, all in their thirties, have been placed on restricted duties pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm
Police looking for information regarding death of man in Chiswick
Police are appealing for information regarding the circumstances leading up to the death of a man in Chiswick.
27-year-old Marcin Wroblewski from Poland was found dead in May in the Thames close to Chiswick Bridge.
A post-mortem gave the cause of death as drowning.
The police want to try and establish how he entered the river and speak to anyone who may have seen him before his death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm
Teenager from Epsom Sentenced for Racially Motivated Attack
A 16-year-old from Epsom has been given a nine-month referral order a for racially motivated attack.
He admitted the charge of racially aggravated actual bodily harm at Guildford Magistrates Court on 6th August.
A man suffered head and facial injuries while a woman also received minor injuries during the attack on the 1st July.
He’s been ordered to pay £250 in compensation to the victim, as well as receiving a 12 month restraining order, meaning he can’t contact the victim or enter the park where the incident took place.
Murray wins first match since Wimbledon
Andy Murray needed less than an hour to win his first match since his quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon.
He beat Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-2 in their second round tie at the Toronto Masters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm
Audi stolen in Walton
Police are appealing for information after the theft of an Audi in Walton.
The red Quattro S3 was stolen from a home in Rydens Road on Tuesday morning.
The house was broken into and several sets of keys were stolen, one of which was for the Audi.
The drivers drove off at speed towards Stanwell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
A doctor at a private hospital in North Cheam has been charged with various sex offences
Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates via video-link – and will next appear in court on the 19th of August.
The 61 year old physician from Banstead was arrested after officers visited St Anthony’s Hospital in London Road in April.
He was charged with 29 counts of voyeurism, as well as two counts of making indecent images of a child, one count of voyeurism covering 70 unknown victims and two counts of possession of extreme pornography. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm
No More Gap at Norbiton Station
Passengers at Norbiton Station will no longer have to ‘mind the gap’ after a successful campaign to get the platform refurbished.
Kingston and Surbiton MP Ed Davey has worked with others in the area to get Network Rail and South West Trains to carry out the changes.
Design work’s started, with work planned to start next year.
It’s hoped the gap will be closed by the end of 2015. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm
Avalanche in the Italian Alps Kills a Putney Man
A businessman from Putney has died in an Avalanche while climbing in the Italian Alps.
40 year old Shay Casey was climbing on Monte Rosa in Valle d'Asota with friends when the mountain gave way. He was thrown 50 metres causing head and neck injuries.
Originally from Cork in Ireland, his family said he was an experienced outdoor sportsman.
His body has been recovered and the Department of Foreign Affairs is helping the family. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm
Constance Briscoe, the woman jailed for lying to police, has been dismissed as a judge
The 57 year old from Clapham was handed a 16 month term in May.
It was for trying to pervert the course of justice as part of the investigation into former cabinet minister Chris Huhne's speeding points.
It transpired she had lied to police in a statement, falsified a statement and provided a false document to an expert witness.
Her dismissal has been confirmed by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
Giant Jenga coming to Vauxhall
A controversial building to be known as the Jenga Tower due to the way it looks, has been given the go ahead in Vauxhall.
Residents have complained the 50-storey skyscraper will rob surrounding homes of sunlight and ruin views of the city.
The site, approved by Lambeth Council, will see 450 new apartments, a private gym and cinema, winter gardens and office space.
It’ll take five years to construct alongside a smaller tower block. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Drugs shortage spurs woman to speak out
An allergy sufferer from Battersea says she’s horrified she hasn’t been able to get hold of potentially lifesaving equipment.
21 year old Nia Hatton has been affected by increased demand for an Epi-Pen known as Jext.
EpiPen is the best-known brand of injector which administers adrenaline to patients who have had an anaphylactic reaction.
But there is a chronic shortage of them following a recall last year.
An investigation by the Evening Standard has found over a third of London pharmacies had no EpiPens in stock at all. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm
What makes the perfect marriage?
It seems trust is the key to a happy marriage - that’s according to us here in the South East of the country.
New research has revealed what residents in different regions around the UK believe are the most important factors are for a happy union.
The findings make interesting reading – with those living in the North East saying having money is important.
People in Wales claim sex is the key to lasting love.
Londoners want regular date nights and those in the East want similar intelligence levels to their partner. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm
Famous Stars Support Richmond Theatre After Funding Cuts.
A host of famous actors, including Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench have signed a petition after a Richmond theatre lost funding worth nearly four hundred thousand pounds.
It amounts to about a quarter of The Orange Tree Theatre’s earnings each year.
Richmond's Samantha Bond as well as Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tenants were some of 1200 signatures that signed the petition.
The Arts Council, who withdrew the funding, say they can still support the venue with other options, but recently appointed Artistic Director Paul Miller says they’ll have to make “under the hood changes” to their finances. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am
Man to take part in charity challenge to help premature babies in South West London
A man whose daughter was born two weeks prematurely will Ride London this weekend to fund more incubators.
Jamie Lloyd from Wimbledon will take part in the road race to raise money for neonatal charity Ickle Pickles.
It’s thought 20,000 babies are born prematurely every year.
QPR sign new player
QPR have signed midfielder Jordon Mutch from Cardiff.
He moves for a fee believed to be around 6 million pounds. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm
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Epsom & St Helier's A&E departments recognised
Epsom and St Helier's accident and emergency departments have been recognised as the best in London.
They treat the most urgent cases within the maximum of four hours 97 per cent of the time.
That's 2 per cent over the NHS standards.
New figures also show that the Trust is also constantly ranked within the top five in London for overall A and E services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Fulham shop left damaged by fire
Fire has damaged a shop in Fulham.
It broke out in Jerdan Place just before 5am.
Part of the ground floor of the shop and treatment rooms were damaged, but there were no reports of any injuries.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
Former Radio 1 DJ admits to 29 sex offences
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has admitted 29 charges of sex offences against young boys.
The 73-year-old appeared at Southwark Crown Court where he denied 12 further charges.
He will go on trial on November the 24th.
It’s not yet clear if any of the charges relate to the teenage discos he used to attend in Walton in the 70s and 80s known as the Walton Hop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
Chelsea and Fulham MP criticises council over digging during Lights Out hour
Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands has hit out at Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
He posted on Twitter that it was a 'poor decision to dig up North End Road with pneumatic drills during Lights Out hour'.
A council spokesman said: "Last night, the council proudly supported the Lights Out initiative by turning out the lights in the main buildings it controls. The essential repairs on North End Road were undertaken by contractors and planned and approved months ago. Unfortunately, because of the tight deadline engineers would not have been able to stop for an hour without delaying the reopening of North End Road to traffic and preventing market traders from starting work early this morning."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm
Men taken into custody centre after being found in refrigerated lorry in Cobham
Sixteen men from Ethiopia have been taken into a custody centre after being found in a refrigerated lorry in Cobham.
Police responded to a call yesterday from a lorry driver on the M25 reporting that he could hear someone in the back of his vehicle.
The lorry was searched at Cobham Services and 16 men were found in the back and detained on suspicion of entering the country illegally.
Paramedics were called but none of those arrested required any treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am
You don’t need to go to Provence to experience beautiful lavender fields
Lucy Mayer has been to Mayfield Lavender Fields in Banstead, and brings us this special report.
Tonight the country will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I by turning their lights out between 10 and 11.
The Brigade says it fully supports this event, but wants to remind people to take extra care, especially those who plan to light a candle.
Top candle safety tips are:
1) Always place your candles/tea lights in a suitable fire resistant candleholder.
2) Always put the candleholder on a heat resistant surface like a ceramic plate.
3) Keep candles/tea lights away from curtains, furniture and anything else that can catch fire.
The Brigade will also be marking the occasion and staff at stations, control and other offices will turn off all non-essential lights for the hour. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm
Man jailed following designer bag shop raid in Chelsea
A 31 year old man has been jailed for 42 months following a raid on a high class bag shop in Chelsea.
24 handbags including Hermes Birkin, Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton valued at more than £100,000 were stolen during the raid which took place in May.
A customer who was in the shop at the time had her £1,600 bag snatched from her by the masked raiders.
Christopher Gibbs pleaded guilty to burglary at Isleworth Crown Court on the 31st of July.
On the 24th of May, three masked men ran into Designer Exchange, a boutique second-hand bag shop in Egerton Terrace.
They grabbed 24 bags from the shelves as well as one belonging to a customer who was in the shop with her 12-year-old son at the time.
Staff managed to activate an alarm which filled the shop with thick smoke forcing the suspects to flee the premises. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm
Former aide to Prince Philip in court
A former personal assistant to the Duke of Edinburgh has denied sexually abusing a girl in Putney the early 1970s.
79 year old Benjamin Herman appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court today charged with three counts of indecent assault.
The alleged victim was around 12 years old at the time.
Herman, from Hook, Hampshire, denied all the charges and was granted bail, to appear at Kingston Crown Court on the 18th. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm
Henman back on court
Former British no 1 Tim Henman will support the Sutton Tennis and squash tournament this month.
The tournament takes place between 17th and the 23rd of August and will attract players from within the world’s top 500.
Tim will appear at the club on the 19th of August and will run a junior clinic with youngsters hoping to follow his footsteps.
The event will raise money for The Royal Marsden Hospital. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
Success for Addiscombe Champ
A Tae Kwon Do Champion from Addiscombe has become a World Record Holder for the second time.
40 year old Lisa Dennis smashed 923 roof tiles in a minute – and it was captured for an Italian TV show.
Her and fiancé Chris Pitman are both Guinness World Record Holders, and coach the next generation at a Tae Kwon Do School they run together. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
17-year-old from Streatham among those sentenced after honey-trap to steal mobile phone
Three people have been sentenced at Croydon Crown Court after attempting to rob a vulnerable adult.
The trio were involved in what was described in court as a honey-trap, set up to steal a mobile phone from their 24-year-old victim in Norwood.
18-year-old Reece Mummery, from Croydon, was sentenced to three years and nine months in a Youth Offending institute.
29-year-old Roger Miller from St. Leonard-on-Sea in Sussex received a five-year-prison sentence.
And a 17-year-old girl from Streatham was served with an 18-month youth rehabilitation order, and a tagged curfew for six months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
New captain for Quins
Harlequins have a new captain.
Joe Marler has been named as skipper taking over from Chris Robshaw who has captained the club for the last four seasons.
Joe came through the Harlequins Academy and made his senior debut in 2009 and has so far made 100 appearances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Finn signs new deal at Middlesex
Steven Finn has signed a new three year contract with Middlesex County Cricket Club.
The 25-year-old made his debut for Middlesex in 2005, aged 16, and was leading the county attack by 2009.
He's also played 80 times for England, taking 174 wickets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm
Water works causing havoc once again in Ottershaw
Business owners in Ottershaw are calling on Affinity Water to stop works that have started today on the A320.
They claim trade is suffering and they were never informed that the works, lasting three weeks, would be taking place.
Residents say the first they heard about it was when a sign appeared last week.
Noah Le Mare owns Wey Farm Boarding Kennels. He says the closure has come at the worst time for him – when people go away.
Statement from Affinity Water:
“We are upgrading some of the underground network of pipes that supply water each day to customers in the area. This represents an investment of £0.8million. Some of the existing water mains were laid more than 50 years ago and have given many years of good service, but have now reached the end of their useful lives.
The work in Guildford Road started on 4 August and is due for completion in three weeks time. Letters were delivered to residents in the area directly affected on 14 July and a further letter was sent to businesses and properties on the diversion route on 28 July. We have also visited local businesses to discuss the diversion route and access.
This work will be carried out within a road closure with diversion signs in place locally. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses.
We would like to thank customers for their patience while we carry out this important work."
Stay tuned to Jackie Travel for more info, or follow us, @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm
Two people taken to hospital after accident in Twickenham
Two people have been taken to hospital after a road accident in Twickenham.
It happened just before midday at the junction of Chudleigh Road and the A316 Chertsey Road.
The injured man and women were in a car that was involved in a collision with a transit van.
They've got serious injuries, but they're not thought to be life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Lidl is feeling the wrath of Epsom’s MP
Chris Grayling says he is furious that the supermarket chain has demolished the historic building on the Organ Inn Crossroads.
Lidl bought the site in Ewell following KFC’s failed bid to build there – but its plans for a supermarket have so far been vetoed too.
Mr Grayling told us that bosses have acted appallingly.
Lidl has posted this message on its website.
As a retailer we value the continued trust placed in our company and our products.
Our commitment to our core principles of simplicity and customer focus together with responsible use of natural resources and respectful relations with our customers, employees and business partners is key to our success as a business. To ensure this continuous commitment in all areas of our business, we have determined a code of conduct as well as corporate and management policies.
We are conscious of our responsibilities to society and the environment and continually apply ourselves to improving in all areas of our business: environment, climate protection, employment, community action and our product range. As part of Lidl’s motto “On the Way to a Better Tomorrow” we ensure customers and interested parties are always fully informed of our responsibilities in all we do.
We are aware that we can only fulfil our responsibilities with the help of our motivated and committed employees. One of our primary concerns is, therefore, to remain a responsible and appealing employer.
It is our goal to ensure that you continue to place your trust in us. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am
Chelsea midfielder leaves on loan
Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan.
The Spaniard only recently signed a new three-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Valencia, hasn't played a competitive game for Chelsea since December 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am
Poppy’s set to sniff out narcotics in hospital wards
She may be cute but don’t be fooled by appearances Poppy, who works for South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.
She has got a very serious job to do – keeping hospital wards free of narcotics.
The 15-month-old pedigree Labrador has just completed her Basic Narcotics Proactive Course and has joined her partner Paddy in the only Metropolitan Police-licensed NHS narcotics search dog team in the country.
Paddy, who has been hard at work since May 2010, Poppy and their handler, Julie Traynor, have now started work at the Tooting-based Trust and other NHS facilities around London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am
Lights out at 10pm
We're being asked to turn our lights off between 10 and 11 this evening, leaving a single light or candle on.
It's part of the Lights Out campaign, marking the start of the First World War one hundred years ago.
There are also public commemorations, such as a candle vigil at St Peter's Church in Hersham.
Organiser of the campaign, Sarah Goodfellow, says they've had great help from the British Legion.
You can listen to our interview with Sarah in full here.
Heathrow continues to experience growth
Heathrow Airport continues to perform well.
Figures for the last six months show that revenues are up 7-point-4 per cent and there’s been strong passenger satisfaction.
John Holland-Kaye, the airports new Chief Executive Officer, says that their refined third runway proposal can deliver over 100 billion pounds for the British economy and over 100 thousand new jobs by 2025. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 am
Finn back in England cricket squad
Middlesex pacer Steven Finn has been recalled to the England cricket squad for the first time since being sent home early from the Ashes tour.
He replaces Liam Plunkett - who will miss the fourth Test against India with an ankle injury. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 am
Surrey 'Lights Out'
Lights across the country will be turned out tonight to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.
It’s part of Lights Out, a project aiming to achieve a nation-wide switch-off from 10 until 11pm.
It's the hour in which Britain declared itself at war with Germany 100 years ago.
In Surrey, a commemorative service takes place at St Andrews Church in Cobham; there’s a reflection service at
the Clock Tower war memorial in Epson and there’ll be a children's candlelit procession at Sir Edward Stern Sports Ground in Chertsey.
There are also events in Leatherhead, Ewell and Hersham. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 am
Sunday, 3 August 2014
QPR striker joins up with teammates for pre-season
QPR striker Loic Remy has joined up with the rest of his teammates the R’s pre-season tour of Ireland.
The French international spent last season on loan at Newcastle.
A move to Liverpool this summer fell through due him allegedly failing a medical.
But it remains to be seen whether he’ll still be at Loftus Road when the transfer window shuts come September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm
Could Fulham striker be heading back to Brentford?
Fulham striker Marcello Trotta could be heading closer to a return to Brentford.
That’s after the Italian, who spent the last two seasons on loan with the Bees, was tagged in a photo on Facebook posing next to a Brentford kit.
However, it’s not known when the photo was taken.
Trotta is reportedly unhappy at Fulham, and is thought to have handed in a transfer request earlier this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm
Chelsea lose 3-0 in pre-season friendly
Thibaut Courtois has made his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt.
The Belgian, described by Jose Mourinho as the best young goalkeeper in the world, played 45 minutes in their pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen.
Didier Drogba also played for the first time since rejoining the club.
They were unable to stop Chelsea from suffering their first defeat of pre-season though, with the Blues losing 3-0. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm
Claygate football club hoping it has two new Ghanaian fans
A football team in Claygate is hoping that it’s managed to get two new fans in Ghana.
Claygate Royals, which has a number of youth teams and a men’s veterans team, holds a summer school for children aged 3 to 13 every year.
This year two Ghanaian children, Peter and Daniel, who are on holiday in Claygate, have signed up for the two week course.
The club’s chairman has given them the full strip and boots to take back to Ghana with them to remember their time with the Royals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm
Chelsea legend joins Premier League rivals
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Frank Lampard will be joining the club on loan.
The former Chelsea star will play for the Premier League champions until January as he looks to maintain his fitness before making his first appearance for Major League Soccer side New York City.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm
A wanted man is arrested in Croydon
A man on the run from police has been arrested in Croydon town centre thanks to a tip-off from a member of the public.
33 year old Jurius Tarasov, from Brixton, failed to appear at a sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey on the 25 July.
Jurius, and his 35 year old brother Valodia Tarasov from Norbury, were convicted of manslaughter at the court last month.
Bench warrants were issued for both brothers when they failed to show up for sentencing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
A woman dies in head-on collision in New Addington
A woman has died after a head-on collision with a bus in New Addington.
The 39 year old car driver died at the scene of the accident in Homestead Way.
2 fire engines and crew from Croydon were called out at 12:13 this morning.
There are currently no other reported injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
A boost for Kingston business students
The new Dean of Business at Kingston university plans to increase the number of international opportunities for students.
Professor Ronald Tuninga says giving business students a global experience can really kick-start entrepreneurial thinking.
The university’s business school is currently one of the highest performing in the country with many students launching start-ups.
With the government withdrawing funds from university education Professor Tuninga wants to explore ways that ensure it stays affordable. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
Epsom MP blames compensation culture on high assesment fees
Epsom’s MP and Justice Secretary says that high fees for whiplash assessments are to blame for the large number of claims.
Chris Grayling revealed that Claim Management Companies have an incentive to seek out people with a possible case.
Companies have been charging up to 700 pounds for an initial report.
From October this fee will be slashed to a maximum of 180 pounds.
It’s hoped this will help tackle the growing number of fraudulent cases. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am
South London Military Wives choir performing at Royal Albert Hall tonight
Five women from South-West London and North Surrey will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall tonight.
They’re from the South London Military Wives Choir, based in Kingston, and will be taking part in a special Prom to commemorate the First World War.
The women are Heidi Cox and Sally Gosling from West Byfleet, Kate Husband and Lucy Bannister from Kingston and Louise Watts from Putney.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Kingston university's clearing system ready for results day
A-level students whosw results don’t match their University offer will still have a chance to get a place at Kingston.
100 hotline operators have been employed to take calls from students through the clearing system which opens on results day – the 14th of August.
Last year there were more than 15 thousand attempted calls to the hotline.
The University says hundreds of students get into suitable course through clearing every year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am
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