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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Londoners are top of the speeding league

The number of speeding drivers in the UK has reached its highest level in five years – with the most people fined in London.

Just over seven thousand of the capital's motorists got caught putting their foot down.

The president of the AA Edmund King says the rise reflects digital speed cameras working 24 hours a day.

More than 115,000 people were fined by magistrates last year overall.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 pm  

Twickenham Mp lobbied over City Link jobs
Business Secretary and Twickenham MP Vince Cable has been urged to step to try and save two thousand City Link jobs.

Union officials say the workers will lose their jobs on New Year's Eve because of the collapse of the parcel delivery firm.

The RMT union has been in talks with administrators all day, but union leaders say they're no closer to a deal.

They've asked Mr Cable and the government to help negotiate a rescue package.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 pm  

Harlequins impress but fall short in front of a sold-out Twickenham
A bitterly cold day here at Twickenham Stadium.  The skies, already overcast and grey were darkening quickly as we got closer to 1630hrs kick off.

It's the Big Game 7 - Harlequins versus Northampton Saints.  Quins were hoping the home fans would be singing loud and proud as 8th placed Quins faced the top of the premiership table - albeit a side without their captain, Dylan Hartley, who was sitting out the first of three games following his red card last weekend.  Quins, however, were still without Wallace, Robshaw, captain Marler and Evans. Number 8 Nick Easter was captain for today's clash.

Northampton Saints got proceedings underway but the first penalty went the way of the home side who kicked into the visitor's half for a line out.  The ball was knocked on by Quins in the lineout; Saints had the put-in at the scrum.  Good work from Quins stole possession but it was short lived. Saints, however, kicked the ball out into touch within the home side's half.


Quins retained possession and Lowe made a strong break through the Saints defence bringing play back into the visitor's 22.

Strong work from the home side ripped apart Northampton's defence.  Care was able to rescue a spilled ball and passed it out wide where fast hands ensured the ball landed safely with Lowe who crossed for a try under pressure.  Swiel missed the conversion.  Harlequins 5 - 0 Northampton Saints after 7 minutes.

The restart was kicked long into Quins territory but feeling confident they ran it from deep, chipping through for Saints to retrieve.  The visitors sliced it into touch.

Harlequins earned a shot between the posts after Saints failed to release a tackled player.  The stadium fell deftly quiet and this time Swiel's boot was true and Quins found themselves two scores ahead after 10 minutes. 8-0.

Myler, however, kicked three points of his own after Trayfoot was penalised for obstruction. Northampton Saints were now in the game after 12 minutes.

The fans sang out in the stadium after re-set scrum after re-set scum held up play - referee Wayne Barnes always a stickler for detail.  Saints were awarded a penalty and kicked long but not into touch.  Brown made a strong run through the Saints defence but a penalty was awarded to the visitors.  This time they found touch in the home side's half.

The visitors retained possession, passed it out wide and attempted to chip over.  Monye collected and kicked it into touch.  Following the lineout Saints earned another penalty and instead of going for the posts they opted for another attacking lineout - they wanted the try.

Saints got the ball, formed a maul and powered over the whitewash - Samu Manoa scoring the try.  Myler added the conversion pulling Saints into the lead after a quarter of the game: 8-10.

Things went from bad to worse for Harlequins who handed another penalty to Saints.  They secured lineout ball and box-kicked on.  Yarde collected but was immediately enveloped. Fortunately he was not released again and so the home side were awarded the penalty and lineout on this occasion.

Keen to avoid kicking, they ran the ball.  The risk with this strategy is sloppy passing and the ball was knocked-on.  After advantage was played for Saints, a scrum was awarded.  Saints were being warned by the referee to use the ball which they failed to do.  Scrum awarded to Quins.  This was upgraded to a penalty.

The lineout ball was gathered by Robson and a maul formed but the ball went forward and another scrum, then penalty, was given to Northampton.  They kicked long but failed to find touch.  Brown sent it back again. Eventually play settled with Quins attempting to run out of their half. After being pinned down, Care opted to box-kick out, handing possession to Saints who ran it straight back. Robson stole possession in a ruck but again the visiting defence held firm.  Penalty to Northampton after Quins failed to release the ball.

Play was brought just outside of the home side's 22.  Quins stole the lineout; Monye making strides and Brown, whilst attempting to chip though, kicked it against the Saints where it went into touch for a Quins throw.


The home side retained possession and were awarded a penalty after Saints failed to release a tackled player.  Swiel found touch just outside the visitor's 22.

Yarde again made strides, then Monye and Lambert. Hopper, however, spilled the ball in a tackle.  Saints kicked high and Monye gathered for Quins.  Tempers frayed as Ma'afu made a high tackle. He spent 10 minutes in the bin and Saints found themselves down to 14 men.


A positive kick from Swiel earned Quins a lineout on the visitor's 22.  Another lineout and Quins formed a maul.  Care was being warned to use it and he did, sending it out to Hopper.  Play moved back infield and Quins were penalised for obstruction.  Wayne Barnes had a quick look at another potential high tackle but deemed it legal.

 
Play continued with a penalty and lineout to Saints in the Quins half.  They retained possession; Quins stole the ball but were penalised.  Myler added another three points to the Saints score and with just 2 minutes until half time, Quins found themselves 8-13 behind.

Swiel made strides forward but ran into Dickinson who tackled him to the ground.  Quins retained possession but progress was slow. A sloppy pass meant Yarde had to back track and gather under pressure.

The home side earned a penalty after Saints collapsed a scrum and they took it quickly, eventually kicking it into touch to end the first half:

Half Time: Harlequins 8 - 13 Northampton Saints

Quins started the second half and good follow-up pressure earned the home side a shot between the posts.  Swiel missed and the scores remained the same.

The afternoon worsened for Swiel who had a kick charged down.  Hopper ran back to retrieve but was beaten; George North crossing for a try in the corner.  Myler adding the conversion and Quins found themselves 8-20 behind.

Brown gathered a box-kick and earned a penalty.  This time Evans was instructed to go for a lineout.  Ward delivered, Robson caught, a maul formed then Care sent play infield.  Progress was again slow but territory was being gained.  Hopper ran at pace into the defence but could not get through.  Still they drove on.  Penalty awarded to Quins and Danny Care took it quickly.  A pass was intercepted but Swiel, making amends for his earlier misses with the boot, made an important tap-tackle, preventing what was sure to be a runaway try.

Scrum to Quins.  It was reset. Despite the scoreline, the home fans were desperately trying to spur on their side.  A successful scrum and fast hands but again the home side could not break the visiting defence.  Yarde and Lowe both crossed the game line but passes were weak and sloppy. Eventually a penalty was awarded to Quins.  A cheer resonated around Twickenham Stadium as Swiel took Quins into double figures: 11-20 with 27 minutes left.


The respite was short lived after Saints were awarded a scrum in front of the posts.  This was upgraded to a penalty after the scrum was turned, Collier being the guilty man.

Myler extended the gap to 12 points with 25 minutes left.  No sooner had the game restarted than Saints earned another penalty and lineout.  Play was brought into the home side's 22.  They threw short and passed quickly but their intention was spotted and Haywood was taken into touch.


Quins secured their lineout and Easter followed by Monye made breaks.  Slow and steady play continued up the field; Swiel so close to scoring - he broke through but was brought down short, despite his best efforts to stretch his body.  Quins opted to grab and drive before sending it out to Clifford to score.  Harlequins 18 - 23 Northampton Saints with a quarter of the game left after Swiel added the conversion.

Brown securely gathered the restart.  A penalty was taken quickly by the home side - a converted try would put them back in the lead.  A forward pass, however, handed a scrum to Northampton.
It was upgraded to a penalty and they kicked for a lineout outside Quins' 22.

Saints retained possession, formed a maul and were awarded another penalty after the home side were penalised for not releasing.  Again, they opted for an attacking lineout.  Robson was replaced by Twomey for the home side.

Saints retained the ball and attacked the line. The Quins defence was strong but play was brought back after no advantage was achieved by the visitors.  They opted for another lineout which Quins stole.  Dangerous play as the home side attempted to run out of their own half.  They box-kicked as far as the half-way line but Saints were relentless in their attack.  Within minutes they were back attacking the line.

Again play was brought back after Quins were penalised for failing to release a tackled player.  Monye and Ward left the field, replaced by Chisholm and Gray.

Another attacking lineout for Saints.  They formed a maul and again powered over but Quins stole the ball. Wayne Barnes halted play to deduce whether a try was scored. Quins fans held their breath and a great release of tension was felt when he ruled 'no try'.  The ball had been spilled.

Scrum to Quins 5 metres from their own line.

Despite a strong effort from Northampton Saints, the home side were able to clear their lines - the ball still within their own half.  Saints were awarded another penalty and again opted for an attacking lineout.  One more score would have put the game out of Quins reach.  They formed a maul but Quins stood firm.  They sent the ball in field and despite an attempt by Gray to keep the player from grounding, Fotuali'i confidently placed the ball over the line.  It was converted with just 7 minutes left: Harlequins 18 - 30 Northampton Saints.

Scrum to Quins inside the Saints' half. Penalty to the home side.  Care, always eager, took it quickly and gained a lot of ground before being engulfed.  Quick hands by Quins, recycling the ball.  Replacement Sam Twomey crossed for the try; Swiel converted.  Just under three minutes left with one try separating them.


Yarde danced his way up the field; Brown crossed the game line.  Penalty to Quins and again they took it quickly.  A sloppy pass and the ball was fumbled.  Any last gasp hope that Quins could upset the inevitable was lost.  Saints fed the scrum and were awarded a penalty after the home side were penalised for not hitting straight. They kicked for a lineout; the clock had counted down.

A gutsy performance from Harlequins who played with real flair and pace. On this occasion they fell short. This performance, however, gives hope to the rest of the season as the side, missing key players, were able to bring the gap back down to just a single score. Needless penalties cost them dear today.

Full Time: Harlequins 25 - 30 Northampton Saints

82,000 sold-out stadium.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 pm  

Advice from Fulham gym
With a number of us eating a lot at Christmas, a lot of us will be looking at getting into better shape.

But fitness instructor Pamela, from Slice Studios in Fulham, says if you want success, it may not be the right time to prioritise your fitness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Crash in Croydon kills two people
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a Boxing Day car crash which killed two people.

Police were called to Purley Way, Croydon shortly before 3PM.

A 53 year old male and 15 year old teenage girl travelling in Renault Megane were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Driver of a Kia Cee’d, which was the other vehicle involved in the collision, was not injured and has not been arrested.

The girl and male are thought to be related and the next of kin have been informed.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 am  

Friday, 26 December 2014

Boxing Day sales
We all know Boxing Day sales can be a bit chaotic for shoppers, but what are they like for small businesses?

We asked Matthew Shearing, who runs All Good Gifts on Northcote Road in Battersea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

SW London football
Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year in the football calendar.

There's a full fixture list today – Thomas McIlroy reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Chiswick teenager charged with handling stolen goods
A teenager from Chiswick has been charged with handling stolen goods.

On Tuesday 18-year-old Montell Moore was involved in an incident in which it’s alleged a man with a gun was seen on a moped in Thames Street, Chiswick.

No firearm was recovered but Moore’s also been charged with driving with no license or insurance.

He’ll appear at Feltham Magistrates Court on January 12.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Surgery blame Spelthorne Council for increased pressure
A health centre is blaming Spelthorne Council for increased pressure on its surgery.

Staff at Sunbury Health Centre say the council continues to grant planning permission and allow new housing developments in the area without consulting health professionals.

It’s estimated that by 2017 the health centre will have a practice population of 23-thousand patients.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 am  

Kingstonian entertain Hampton in local derby
In this afternoon’s big Boxing Day fixture of matches Premier League leaders Chelsea are at home to West Ham while Crystal Palace take on Southampton at Selhurst Park.

Queens Park Rangers, who haven’t won away all season in the league, travel to Arsenal.

In the Championship high flying Brentford entertain Ipswich at Griffin Park.

Fulham are at Bournemouth.

Wimbledon are at Portsmouth in League two action.

Woking travel to Eastleigh in the Conference.

There’s a big local derby in the Ryman League – Kingstonian play Hampton and Richmond at Kingsmeadow while Leatherhead host VCD Athletic at Fetcham Grove.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 am  

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas for a professional sportsman
A lot of us have a habit of overeating at Christmas, but what about professional sports people, what do they eat at Christmas?

We asked London Scottish prop Mark Lilley if he can overindulge with no game until the New Year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Christmas Day messages
We have Christmas Day messages for Jackie listeners from the following people.

Deputy Mayor of London for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh:



Battersea MP Jane Ellison:



Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod:



Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell:



Epsom and Ewell MP and Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling:



Mole Valley MP Paul Beresford:



Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith:



Runnymede and Weybridge MP and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:



Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow:



Tooting MP Sadiq Khan:



Twickenham MP and Business Secretary Vince Cable:



Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond:



The Bishop of Kingston Richard Cheetham:



Canon John Clark from the Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon:



Rector Richard Sewell from St Mary's Church in Barnes:



Mayor of Kingston Ken Smith:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Warnock believes Palace need more firepower

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock says they've already made bids for new strikers.

The transfer window opens early next month, and Palace sit just above the Premier League relegation zone.

Warnock believes they need something extra up front.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Racing is back at Kempton Park this Boxing Day and beyond


General Manager Phil White tells us what's in store.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Handmade jewellery stolen in Carshalton burglary

Police in Carshalton are appealing for information after two items of handmade jewellery were stolen in a burglary.

The items were taken between 5 and 11pm on Monday from the house in Poulton Avenue.

The thief gained entry to the property by smashing the rear patio doors.

A matching silver bracelet and necklace, made by the victim’s father, were stolen.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Warning from Epsom and St Helier hospitals ahead of Christmas festivities
Doctors across the country are warning us to think twice before entering A&E this Christmas.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals have also seen a steep rise in the number of patients coming through their doors.

In the first two weeks of December, 5,958 patients went to A&E. That’s an 11% increase on the same period last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

14 year old left with broken cheekbone after assault in Hammersmith

Police have made two arrests following an assault on a 14 year old girl in Hammersmith that left her with a broken cheekbone.

The attack happened at around half one on the afternoon of Sunday the 7th of December in Blacks Road.

The victim’s mother was parking her car when she became involved in an argument with two women in another vehicle.

One of the suspects then hit the girl in the face, leaving her with the injuries.

The two arrested women, aged 42 and 35, have been bailed until late January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Richmond burglary victim appeals for return of ring

A woman from Richmond is appealing for the return of her late mother’s engagement ring, which was stole in a burglary.

It was among items taken from a house in Pagoda Avenue in the robbery in November.

The victim’s late mother was a nurse who cared for victims of the Blitz during World War Two, and died last year age 95.

The engagement ring is described as a single stone diamond ring mounted in a platinum eight claw setting, with two baguette diamonds on each shoulder and a platinum band. The centre diamond is 1.50 carat and the baguettes are 0.50 carats. The ring's total weight is 3 grams and the size is M.

Other jewellery stolen included a single stone diamond ring with a gold band bequeathed to the victim by her paternal grandmother, a 9ct yellow oval Omega watch with a lattice effect bracelet, given to her by her late father and a small rectangular face white gold Mappin and Webb watch with a diamond clasp, bequeathed to her by her godmother.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Harlequins player given "no explanation" why he was dropped from national team

Scrum-half Danny Care says he never really got an explanation as to why he was dropped from the England rugby union side this autumn.

The Harlequins player lost his place in the team after the defeat by South Africa.

He tells Sky Sports News he's desperate to be involved in next year's World Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

Metropolitan Police have Christmas warning

Electronic gifts may be the top of many festive wish lists but they are also wanted by opportunistic thieves.

That’s the message from the Met Police, who also revealed that thefts of mobiles in London have dropped by nearly 34 percent this year.

Those heading out for a Christmas tipple should be careful though: 30 percent of phone thefts happened in pubs, bars or clubs last year.

People are being reminded to never leave their valuables unattended and to activate all their phones security features.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

QPR striker in line for England call up?

England coach Gary Neville has offered hope of an international call-up for in-form strikers Harry Kane and Charlie Austin.

QPR's Austin is the highest scoring Englishman in the Premier League with 11 goals, while Tottenham forward Kane has 13 in all competitions for his club.

But Neville says they're keen to avoid picking what he calls "one-cap wonders".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

GP's to open 7 days a week in Hammersmith and Fulham

People in Hammersmith and Fulham will now be able to see a GP seven days a week, thanks to a new service launched by the NHS.

Five surgeries across the Borough will offer the service, which allows patients to see a Doctor without an appointment on the weekend.

It’s hoped this will free up A and E departments for those who have life threatening conditions.

The surgeries offering the service will be:

Brook Green Medical Centre
Bute Gardens, London, W6 7EG

Cassidy Medical Centre
651a Fulham Road, London, SW6 5PX

Palace Surgery
510 Fulham Palace Road, London, SW6 6JD

Dr Jefferies and Partners, The Medical Centre
292 Munster Road, London, SW6 6BQ

Parkview Practice (Dr Canisius and Dr Hasan)
Cranston Court, 56 Bloemfontein Road, London W12 7FG
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

UKIP's general secretary leaves job
Ukip's general secretary has left the job - despite being cleared by an inquiry looking into allegations he sexually harassed a woman planning to run for the party as an MP.

It concluded Roger Bird's relationship with Natasha Bolter was consensual.

The Mole Valley election candidate says he's resigned by mutual consent because of the 'unfortunate publicity' around her complaint.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

Four masked men break into bank in Raynes Park
A bank in Raynes Park was robbed by what's believed to be four masked men today.

Officers were called to Barclays in Coombe Lane at around 12.30pm.

We're told the suspects entered the bank and assaulted a female member of staff after demanding money.

They left with a quantity of cash before police arrived.

The staff member was treated at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm  

Police at scene of incident in Raynes Park
There is believed to have been an attempted bank robbery in Raynes Park this afternoon.

We'll bring you more as we get it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Sutton Police hunting for stolen jewellery


Police are appealing for information about these two items of hand-made jewellery which were stolen in a burglary in Poulton Avenue, Carshalton, on Monday evening.

The matching, solid silver bracelet and necklace belonged to the female victim and had been hand-made by her father.



Entry had been gained to the premises by smashing the glass in the rear patio doors.

Neighbours reported hearing 'banging' at around 5.30pm. Police were not called at this time.

If you are offered these items or see them for sale, or if you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, you should contact officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

A "working group " is set up to look at issues affecting Richmond Park


Royal Parks has agreed to look into the possibility of implementing road based cycle lanes in Richmond Park.

Around 400 people turned up for a meeting on the issue of cycling in the park last week.

MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith chaired the debate in Richmond.

He said there were equal amounts of people representing cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.

But, Mr Goldsmith said a major concern for the majority who attended, is the so called lycra brigade who use the park for training sessions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Man jailed for rape and sexual assault
A former school bursar who raped a woman and sexually assaulted a second woman, has today been jailed for more than six years.

45 year old Kamran Ali from Carshalton was sentenced at the Old Bailey earlier.

He was found guilty of rape and sexual assault at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

The court heard that Ali was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman.

He also took photos of her on his phone without her knowledge and downloaded images from her social networking accounts.

Ali, who was working at a prep school in Wimbledon, also took a strand of her hair and told her he would keep it in a book.

Ali was also convicted of raping another woman at his home three months after the first victim made an official complaint in September 2013.

A short time after the first allegation against him was made, another woman came forward and reported to police that Ali had raped her on several occasions between October 2013 and January 2014.

He was arrested and denied all the allegations made against him.

Ali received six years for the rape and six months for the sexual assault. The sentences will run consecutively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Donations made in memory of former councillor


Donations are being made to food banks across Lambeth in memory of a councillor who passed away earlier this year.

44 year old Mark Bennett died suddenly in February from a heart attack.

Lambeth council says it will make donations to the food banks this Christmas in his name.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Stephen Greenhalgh is promising to cut rail fares for Londoners if he is elected Mayor after Boris Johnson


Mr Greenhalgh is currently deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.

He cut council tax five times in six years when he was leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

He says his experience there will allow him to make changes if he wins the Mayoral bid.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Police appealing in Weybridge one week on from alleged assault
Police will be out and about in Weybridge this afternoon a week on from an alleged assault.

A woman told officers she was approached by a man who threw her to the ground in a wooded area near Station Approach.

The incident happened just before 5pm last Tuesday.

The victim managed to escape unhurt and raise the alarm.

Police are hoping the move will prompt any witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Battersea MP speaks on Guantanamo detainee
The MP for Battersea has reiterated her view that the contained detention without charge of the last British prisoner in Guantanamo Bay is unacceptable.
45 year old Shaker Aamer, a Saudi national who lived in Battersea with his wife and children has been held at the US military prison since 2002.

He’s been cleared for release since 2009, but on the condition that he returns to Saudi Arabia rather than the UK.

Jane Ellison says the situation should have been resolved by now.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Hounslow man among most wanted
A 30 year old man from Hounslow is among twelve of the Met’s most wanted this Christmas.

Danny Cooper is wanted for alleged burglary.

58 year old Victor Valko is also wanted by police in Hounslow for GBH.

Others include men and women from Ealing, Greenwich and Chelsea for crimes including theft, fraud and failure to appear in court.

A force spokesman said the Met is intensifying its crackdown on the capital’s most evasive suspects this Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

Police unable to trace owner of saw
Police have come into possession of a concrete saw which they believe may have been stolen.

It was found on a man in Sutton earlier this month.

Enquiries so far have been unable to trace the owner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Magath criticises Fulham
Former Fulham manager Felix Magath has criticised his old club.

He took over at Craven Cottage in February, before being relieved of his duties in September, with Fulham struggling at the foot of the Championship.

Since he’s left, the Whites have improved under new manager Kit Symons leading them to 13th in the table.

But Magath’s told German press Fulham were unsuccessful when he was in charge to the players’ disciplinary problems and their ‘very sensitive’ nature.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Vulnerable man who died cannot be named
A vulnerable elderly man who died less than 48 hours after leaving a Banstead care home cannot be named on the orders of public officials.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, which claims his death and all details about it have been kept secret by the NHS, Reigate and Banstead Council and the coroner.

The 85-year-old died less than two days after the closure of the Merok Park nursing home, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

The coroner’s office has said there was nothing suspicious about the death, but it couldn’t identify the dead man due to the Data Protection Act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Record funding for potholes in South East
It's been announced today that a record £778 million will be spent on improving roads in the South East of England between 2015 and 2021.

The investment, revealed by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, amounts to £130 million a year, enough to fix around 2.4 million potholes.

It has also been announced today that £578 million has been set aside for an incentive fund scheme that'll start in 2016.

That will reward councils who demonstrate they're delivering value for money in carrying out cost effective improvements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Mourinho praises captain
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes captain John Terry is playing just as well now as during his first spell in charge.

The former England skipper scored within two minutes of his side's 2-nil win over Stoke - which gave them a three point lead at the top of the Premier League for Christmas.

Terry's now scored in 15 successive top flight seasons.

Mourinho says age appears to be no barrier for the 34-year-old defender.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 am  

People queue from 6:30am for Doctors appointment in Sunbury

People have been queueing from 6:30am for a Doctor’s appointment at a surgery in Sunbury, according to today’s Daily Mail.

More than 30 were outside the Sunbury Health Centre before opening yesterday morning to get a same day appointment.

The surgery was originally designed for six thousand patients but now serves nearly nineteen thousand due to new housing developments.

Patients told the paper that they face waits of up to two weeks to see their GP.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am  

QPR open contract talks with top scorer

QPR are understood to be holding contract talks with top scorer Charlie Austin.

His goals have been instrumental in Rangers dragging themselves out of the Premier League relegation places.

Austin's hat-trick sealed victory against West Brom on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 am  

Monday, 22 December 2014

Arrest made after £10,000 stolen from Poundland in Epsom

Police have made an arrest after ten thousand pounds was stolen from the safe of the Poundland Store on Epsom High Street.

Officers were called to the shop on Sunday morning following reports of a burglary, and found the money missing.

They arrested a man in his forties later that day: he has been released on bail until late February.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 pm  

Former QPR defender "fighting for life" after being hit by lorry

Former QPR defender Clarke Carlisle is fighting for his life after being hit by a lorry this morning.

The 35 year old, who also served as Chairman of the Professional Footballers Association, was airlifted to hospital following the accident in North Yorkshire.

The reason for the incident remains unclear although police say they are “pursuing all avenues”.

Carlisle is considered one of the most intelligent footballers of his generation and has appeared on “Countdown” and “Question Time”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Man jailed for two additional years after fatal punch
A cyclist who served 18 months in prison for punching a pedestrian in Chessington, leaving him in a coma, has been jailed for an additional two years.

Michael Broom landed a single punch on Mark Haley, causing serious brain damage, after a petty dispute in August 2011.

But after two years in a coma, Mr Haley contracted a fatal chest infection, which doctors say was a direct result of the brain injuries inflicted by Broom.

Today, 50-year-old Broom pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

UPDATE: Missing teenager from Twickenham
Police were appealing for help in finding a missing teenager from Twickenham.

Sam Jeffries returned home today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Esher fails to pick up the pace


After the disappointment of last weekend’s fixture against Wharfedale being cancelled due to snow, Esher were looking to continue their strong form at home with the visit of rivals Richmond.

However, things didn’t get off to the best of starts as Richmond scored the game’s first try with their flanker crossing in the corner.

Former Esher full-back Kirby was wide with the conversion. The visitors led 5-0 early on.

But the response from Esher was swift as they created a well-worked try for Spencer Sutherland who went over unopposed in the left corner.

Cross pushed the conversion wide but the home team had drawn things level at 5-5.

Richmond then extended their lead to 8 points with a penalty kicked by Kirby and a try for winger Freeman.

Kirby couldn’t convert the score but gave Richmond a 13-5 lead.

Esher quickly clawed themselves back on to level terms. First a sweetly struck penalty from the boot of Cross. Then a great try from a quick tap. The ball was spread wide sending Joe Brown on a scything run and he delayed the pass beautifully for Sutherland who grabbed his second of the game. Cross couldn’t convert but Esher had drawn level once more at 13-13.

The confidence being shown by the home side was beginning to grow. They soon scored a wonderfully worked try. Another quick tap was taken and Cross set up full-back Chisholm on a great run. The ball was recycled and spread wide to flanker Garner who showed a clean pair of heals to cross in the right hand corner. Outside-half Cross landed a fantastic touchline conversion to give Esher a 20-13 lead at the break.

It was Richmond who started the second half the fastest as an overlap out wide presented centre Keville with an opportunity which he duly took. Kirby converted to bring the teams level once again five minutes in to the half.

The home side then made life difficult for themselves as try scorer Garner was sent to the bin for not retreating ten metres. Richmond were quick to capitalise on the one man advantage as a series of powerful runs and clever offloads created the gap for replacement Tom Sargeant who dotted down to score. Kirby converted and the full-back also added a penalty shortly after to extend the lead to 10 points at 30-20.

Esher responded, making the game a very close affair in the final stages as winger Wright crossed in the corner with Chisholm converting superbly from the touchline to bring the home side within 3 points.

However, it was Richmond who had the last say as winger Browne went over.

Kirby converted to seal the game for the visitors and end Esher’s hopes of a comeback. Final score-line read Esher 27-37 Richmond.

Esher go on the road for their next two games away to Macclesfield (January 3rd) and Fylde (January 10th) but return to Molesey Road to face Hartpury College on January 17th.

Pic: Leo Wilkinson
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Update on planned strike affecting Heathrow
A two-day strike planned by airport ground handling workers has been suspended.

Members of the Unite union working for dnata at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester had been due to walk out tomorrow.

But a new pay offer's been made and will now be considered by workers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Heathrow expansion should not even be an option according to MP


Richmond Park’s MP says he is having to spend too much time battling Heathrow.

Zac Goldsmith has always been anti - expansion.

He says he had hoped that after four years as an MP, the issue would have been sorted now and expansion would be off the table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Sutton teenager 'denied' normal life
MPs have been told a 14-year-old girl from Sutton is being denied a normal teenage life.

That's because the NHS is refusing to fund an operation to ease Lauren Dobbe's chronic stomach condition.

Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow has accused NHS England of playing 'a game of pass the parcel' with the teenager, who has to be fed through a tube.

The former health minister presented a petition to Parliament in a bid to force the NHS to pay for a £17,000 gastric pacemaker to ease her constant pain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Schurrle quashes talk of Chelsea exit
Chelsea's Andre Schurrle has rubbished talk of him looking at leaving Stamford Bridge.

With Willian, Eden Hazard and Oscar playing regularly behind Diego Costa, the German has had his chances limited this eason.

But in a blog post, the 24-year-old says he feels comfortable playing for the Blues and wouldn't consider a move away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrested at Heathrow
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was arrested by armed police following a temper tantrum after she was refused access to the first-class lounge at Heathrow airport.

The 42 year-old socialite, swore at officers and tore out her hair extensions in fury before she was handcuffed by police and led away on Saturday afternoon.

Miss Palmer-Tomkinson, who has a history of drink and drug problems, had been due to fly out to the exclusive ski resort of Klosters.

The dramatic arrest was captured on video with onlookers describing her as ‘ballistic’ – it’s believed she was cautioned and released without charge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Billie Whitelaw dies in London
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her roles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 82.

Made a CBE in 1991, Billie worked in close collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett, who described her as a perfect actress.

She died in the early hours yesterday at a nursing home in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Croydon X Factor winner has Christmas 'number one'
X Factor winner from Croydon Ben Haenow has won the race for the Christmas number one.

The former van driver sold 214,000 copies of his single, Something I Need, originally recorded by US pop band OneRepublic.

Ben said "It's an incredible end to my year adding that he’s “absolutely shocked and “can't believe it."

The top-selling album in the run-up to Christmas was Ed Sheeran's 'X'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Croydon family set up a charity in memory of their son
The family of a teenage boy who died after taking drugs at a rave in Croydon have set up a charity to prevent other needless deaths.

16 year old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs went to the party in January and three days later he died of multiple organ failure after taking ecstasy.

His parents Fiona and Tim have now set up a Foundation in his name to fundraise and help young people become more informed about drugs.

In August, 18-year-old Nicqueel Pitrora, was jailed for five years for being involved in the supply of a class A drugs, to Daniel and his friends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Flood prevention funding plans drawn up
A funding bid for a £4.9million flood prevention scheme is being drawn up.

That’s after homes in Croydon, Whyteleafe and Woldingham were under water when the Caterham Bourne flooded in February.

A “major incident” was declared in Kenley, Purley and South Croydon.

The money, from Tandridge District and Surrey County Council will pay for new drainage from junction six of the M25 to Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Grayling says more expected of role models
After looking like he might be offered a route back into football with the club bottom of League Two, it's back to the drawing board for Ched Evans.

Hartlepool United say they won't be signing the convicted rapist, after manager Ronnie Moore suggested the possibility on Saturday.

Evans had been due to train with former team Sheffield United following his release from prison, but that was scrapped after heavy criticism.

Justice Secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling says that professionals who are considered role models should expect to be treated differently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am  

Woman missing from Hounslow
Police are appealing for help in tracing a woman missing from Hounslow.

Twenty-three-year-old Amber Young was last seen on Wednesday December 10th on Hanworth Road.

Officers say she hasn’t been in contact with family or friends which is out of character.

Amber, who’s also known as Ambre, is white, 5-feet-5 and of a slim build with straight shoulder length blonde hair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

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Symons pleased with McCormack despite lack of goals
Fulham manager Kit Symons has admitted Ross McCormack hasn’t scored as many goals as the forward would’ve liked.

The 28-year-old has only scored six goals since arriving at Craven Cottage in the summer.

But Symons says he’s pleased with McCormack’s contribution to the team, as he’s had a hand a lot of the goals the team’s scored this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

GP's advice over festive period
During the festive break there is a tendency to drink more with friends and colleagues at Christmas parties.

According to a GP from Sutton, we might not realise that we are still over the legal drink-drive limit hours after a drinking session.

Doctor Jephcott speaks to Jackie and gives listeners the following advice:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Epsom and Ewell MP says veterans will be offered a tailored approach to turn them away from crime
From January every prisoner coming into custody in England and Wales will be asked whether they have served in the armed forces.

The move is part of an effort to improve the way veterans are treated in the justice system.

Justice Secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling says veterans will now be identified at an early stage - and offered a "tailored approach" to turn them away from crime.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Three arrested after offering gold rings in exchange for money
Three men have been arrested after reports of men stopping traffic in Cobham today claiming to have run out of fuel.

They were offering a gold ring in exchange for money to buy more.

The car that was supposed to have run out of fuel also managed to travel to Weybridge and Thames Ditton.

The three men are currently in custody for fraud and theft offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Woman from Epsom criticised after posting footage online
A mother from Epsom has come under criticism for posting footage online of her children being told they were on Santa’s naughty list.

32-year-old Laura Cole’s video has been viewed over 100,000 times on YouTube.

Her children, eight-year-old Tyler and four-year-old Freya, burst into tears as they were told the news.

But psychological therapist Emma Kenny has warned that posting disciplinary videos online can leave a child open to bullying.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Consultation on park redevelopment
Hounslow Council is inviting people to give their views on redevelopment plans for Avenue Park in Cranford.

It wants to provide better sport and physical activity facilities in the park.

Among the ideas in the frame are an outdoor gym and a multi-use games area.

There’ll be an online display of the proposals on the council’s website until the 12th of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Domestic abuse posters to go up in Hounslow
Posters designed by two 15-year-old students urging teenagers to speak out on domestic abuse will be going up around Hounslow next week.

Wiktoria Grabowska from Heston Community School and Anel Pieterse from the Green School in Isleworth designed the posters as part of a council competition.

It’s part of a programme to prevent domestic violence in the long term by helping young people to recognise unhealthy and abusive relationships.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Elmbridge 2nd most desirable place to live in the country
Elmbridge is the 2nd most desirable place to live in the UK.

That’s according to a survey carried out by Halifax which saw the borough come 2nd only to Hart in Hampshire in the top 50 list.

The survey took into account life expectancy, crime rates, education and weather.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Harlequins move up the English Premiership table after taming Newcastle Falcons
A chilly but sunny afternoon at the Twickenham Stoop as two teams one position apart in the English Premiership table went head to head. Newcastle Falcons last beat Harlequins in 2011, although they came close with a draw in 2012. Today Harlequins were without some key players: Robshaw, Wallace, Easter, Evans and captain Marler. George Robson took over the captaincy for today's game.

Newcastle Falcons got the game underway and their no. 14 Sinoti posed an early threat as he ran at the Quins defence at pace and cut straight through - the home side missing the grunt of Robshaw. A tight hold of his shirt, however, prevented a runaway try and delayed the attack long enough for the home side's defence to regroup.

After a reset scrum Quins were awarded a penalty which Brown kicked into the opposition half for a lineout - nicely thrown by Gray, tapped to Dickson by Robson, who in turn recycled quickly.

Their pressure paid off and before long Harlequins earned a shot between the posts following an infringement from the Falcons. Swiel steadied himself before splitting the posts, handing Quins the lead by 3 points after 9 minutes.

Play was halted momentarily whilst video footage was replayed showing Newcastle Falcons taking out Quins in the air. It was turning into a brutal game at times with Hopper taking on defenders head on. Dickson also thought he was in with a chance for a score but was taken out in the chase after chipping the ball over the opposition. It was decided there was no wrongful infringement and play continued with a lineout from touch.

Newcastle Falcons did have pace once they started to build play however Quins were good at preventing this from happening too frequently.

The visitors time and again worked their way into the hme side's territory but forced errors broke momentum. A scrum was awarded to Quins in their own 22 and they attempted to clear their lines. A kick from Brown was charged down however, luckily for the home side, it was from an offside position.

This infringement did allow Quins to clear their lines and this led to both teams kicking for territiory, until Falcons placed it into touch within the home side's 22.

More errors from the Falcons, however, handed play back to Quins in the form of a scrum following a knock on.

The ball was retrieved and kicked long; the visitors returned it and Brown called for the mark. This allowed for another lineout near the half way line.

A scrum was awarded to Quins. Following a reset scrum the ball was retrieved and kicked long for the visitors to start their way back up the field. They attempt to chip over but Yarde gathered well for the home side. Quins box-kicked out of the ruck handing play once again to the visitors. They earned a penalty and opted for the posts. A chance to level the scores went begging, however, as Socino pulled it wide after 27 minutes.

Play resumed and Quins won turnover ball - their play at the breakdown was improved this week. Possesion was short lived, however, as they handed a penalty to Newcastle who kicked long for a lineout.

The visitors kept possession and strung passes together making further progress up the field. A knock on handed a scrum to Quins and this was upgraded to a penalty. Dickson attempted to take it quickly but was called back. Brown instead kicked long and Quins were able to steal possession back, making a run for the try line. Hopper was unlucky with his chase for the ball and the play came to nothing.

Quins, not deflated by this, again made strides up the field with a lovely offload from Brown to Clifford. Tackles from the Falcons prevented quick progression and a knock on eventually handed a scrum to Newcastle; upgraded to a penalty.

They kicked for a lineout just outside the Quins 22 and the visitors really pressured the defensive line. The home side earned a respite as the Falcons were themselves penalised. Brown was the elected kicker but again missed touch.

Despite this Quins regained possession quickly and made strides up the field. The ball was chipped through and allowed to run into touch in the Falcon's 22. The ensuing lineout was not thrown straight and a scrum was awarded to the home side. They earned another penalty and opted for the corner instead of an easy three points through the posts. The lineout was stolen by the Falcons who kicked it out as far as Yarde. Quins were then penalised for holding on and Newcastle sent the ball back for a lineout just inside the Quins half.

Again the Falcons were looking dangerous but spilled the ball whilst approaching the try line. Quins kicked the ball back after winning the scrum but Newcastle simply came again. Alex Tuilagi crossed the line for a try after the Television Match Official ruled there was controlled downward pressure even though fans interpreted the replay as a dropped ball.

Socino added the extra 2 points and Newcastle Falcons found themselves in the lead against the run of play going into half time.

Half Time: Harlequins 3 - 7 Newcastle Falcons

Swiel kicked off the second half for Quins. There was an urgency about their play, knowing they had not been performing as they should.

A scrum was awarded to the Falcons and they recycled the ball quickly. After sending it high, however, the visitors handed possession to Quins, albeit short-lived as they sent the ball out into touch.

Slowly but surely the visitors made strides up the field. Play was slowed as the Quins defence put in hit after hit. The home fans raised their voices in an attempt to spur their side on. Hopper, however, was then penalised for holding on and the Falcons had an attacking lineout in the Quins 22. They claimed the ball and formed a rolling maul before sending it out wide. Quins were up to the challenge and won a penalty after the visitors held on.

The home side won the lineout but knocked on handing a scrum to the visitors. They made quick work up the field but were penalised.

In a much-needed replacement, cheers eminated from the fans as Monye took to the field.

Play, however, was all Falcons until Quins forced a turnover ball. The volume in the stands increased, urging their team on. The referee declared a knock on and allowed the Falcons to play advantage, sending the ball deep into Quins territory.

The home side, desperate to retain possession, opted for a short throw and box-kicked out straight into the hands of a waiting Sinoti. Falcons sent the ball back and this time the home side opted to run with it, earning themselves a penalty. Swiel opted for the sticks and the three additional points brought them just 1 point behind the visitors with 23 minutes remaining.

Momentum continued with the home side as they earned the put-in at the scrum. It was fast play from Quins which earned them a penalty after obstruction. The home side tried to take it quickly but were again called back. Swiel again struck the ball between the posts and Quins retook the lead 9-7 with 19 minutes left.

A cheer rang out through the Stoop as Danny Care took over from Dickson and he made his mark quickly, dancing through tackles. Quins earned another penalty and continued to play it safe with Swiel splitting the posts once again, extending the lead to 5 points.

Following the restart a maul formed and Care sent the ball wide to Brown who sent a well placed kick into touch taking play back into the visitors territory.

Brown, Care, Yarde and Monye combined well and the team earned another penalty and another three points were added to Swiel's tally. Newcastle now required more than a converted try with 11 minutes left.

The visitors won a lineout in Quins territory however the home side were up to the challenge with Monye flattening Powell. Another lineout went to the Falcons which turned into a maul. Hopper, however, found himself on the wrong side of the ruck which consequently formed and Newcastle kicked long for a lineout just outside the Quins 22. The visitors retained possesion but kicked for territory; Quins returning the ball and forcing a knock on from their opponents. A scrum was awarded to Quins on the half way line.

Twomey came on for Matthews with just 7 minutes left.

Quins recycled the ball well and players supported each other. Progress was slow but they gained vital territory after kicking to the corner. Falcons had a line out deep in their own territory and earned a penalty allowing them to kick to safety, making the half way line. The visitors then earned another penalty. Too far to kick for the posts, they tapped and ran quickly but the ball was intercepted and kicked long by Quins for territory.

More misery for Newcastle followed as Cato was penalised for holding on allowing Swiel to kick long. He, however, failed to find touch.

The visitors came again but were penalised in the Quins half. The home side kicked for a lineout just over the half way line. Robson collected and formed a maul. Steadily they pushed up the field and no sooner than the clock counted down than the ball went into touch to end the game.

An unconvincing win from Harlequins but a win all the same. The moved up to seventh in the table.

Full Time: Harlequins 15 - Newcastle Falcons 7

They will need to up their performance when they face Northampton Saints in the Big Game 7 at Twickenham Stadium on 27 December.

Director of Rugby for Newcastle Falcons (former Harlequins Director and international England player) Dean Richards shared his views on the game:
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