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Friday, 15 May 2009

Job cuts at Surrey Uni?

Jobs could be going at the University of Surrey.

Academic and support staff have been warned of up to 65 proposed cuts.

The University and College Union says the plan makes a mockery of the site’s commitment to help businesses through the recession.

The Guildford based University says it wants to concentrate its resources on departments that are achieving financial viability.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

Walton Doctor takes to the ice for charity
A Harley Street doctor is swapping her stethoscope for a pair of skates to raise money for breast cancer research in Surrey.

After a close friend contracted the illness, Dr Charlotte Hawkins from Walton decided she wanted to help.

She will perform at the Spectrum Ice rink on Sunday in a dance show, despite suffering various injuries during training.

To support her, just turn up to the event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

News round up at 4pm
Day 8 of the expenses revelations - and now the most high profile victim.

Shahid Malik has stepped down as Justice Minister pending an investigation into his conduct.

It's over the rent he paid for a property in his constituency.

He denies any wrong doing.

A British marine has died in an explosion in southern Afghanistan.

The member of The Royal Marines Armoured Support Group, was killed yesterday near Lashkar Gah. His family has been informed.

Three new cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Scotland.

That's as the government orders 90 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine.

Repossessions are still on the up.

12 thousand 800 homes were repossessed in the first three months of the year.

But analysts say that's not as bad as previous expectations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Swine flu update
Up to 90 million doses of a pre-pandemic swine flu vaccine have been ordered by the government.

The total number of confirmed cases in the UK has reached 85.

Three new cases have been found near Glasgow - and another four cases in schoolchildren in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Surbiton pensioner speaks of pirate attack
A pensioner from Surbiton’s been speaking for the first time publicly about how Somalian pirates nearly ruined her trip of a lifetime.

Murial was on board HMS Melody on a cruise from Durban to Genoa when it came under attack 600 miles off the coastline.

Nearly a thousand passengers were on board the cruise ship when the attempted hijack happened 2 weeks ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Police investigate stabbing in Sutton
Police have arrested 3 people in connection with a stabbing in Sutton.

The victim – a man in his twenties suffered a knife wound to his back last night in Lenham Road.

Police want to trace a light coloured hatchback seen in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Howell re-signs for Harlequins
Top try scorer for Harlequins, David Howell has signed a two year contract extension with the club.

Australian born Howell is in outstanding form and will play until 2011.

He is thrilled to continue his career in the capital and now calls London his home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Fulham gear up for the Magpies
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson says he knows how Alan Shearer is feeling as Newcastle continue to fight their Premier League relegation battle.

The Cottagers narrowly missed out on the drop last season.

This term they're battling for points to qualify for European football.

Hodgson says they'll be going all out for the win at St James' Park tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Woking man jailed for manslaughter
A man from Woking’s been jailed for manslaughter.

39 year old Joseph Sewell from Horsell pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey and was sentenced to two and a half years.

59 year old Keith Hanna died from a bleed to the brain after a fight with three men in a layby in Chertsey in July last year.

Two other men were convicted of public order offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Motorcyclist killed in M3 crash
A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash on the M3 in Surrey.

The rider of the black Harley Davidson was a woman in her late forties.

It happened when her bike hit the central reservation this morning on the slip road between the M25 and M3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Webber hopes for Euro glory
Andrew Lloyd Webber will be flying the flag for England when Eurovision comes back to our screens tomorrow night.

He’s penned the song for the UK’s entrant Jade Ewen.

Over the years the voting has become increasingly political with countries voting for their allies.

Ex Jackie presenter Russ Spencer was in Scooch – the UK’s 2007 entry.

He says the rules have been changed for this year’s competition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

London postal workers balloted on strike action
Postal workers across London are to start voting next week on whether to launch strike action.

They're involved in a dispute with the Royal Mail over jobs and working conditions.

The Communication Workers Union's accused the company of deliberately running down the service ahead of the Government's controversial plan to part-privatise the business.

The ballot will cover 159 workplaces in Greater London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Lewis Hamilton says he's disillusioned
Lewis Hamilton says he's become disillusioned with Formula One after his turbulent start to the year.

The 24-year-old's comparing his situation to wrongful imprisonment.

The Woking driver’s reputation has been hit by a lying scandal surrounding the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

He says all the fun has been taken out of his job.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Joe Cole doesn't want Hiddink to leave
Joe Cole says Chelsea's players are resigned to losing manager Guus Hiddink at the end of the season.

The Dutchman's only at Stamford Bridge on a short-term basis and looks set to return to his regular job as boss of Russia.

Cole says the squad will be sorry to see him go.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Brazilian convicted of murder
A Brazilian man's been jailed for 21 years for killing a British teenage girl and dismembering her body.

Mohamed Santos told the court he'd been smoking crack cocaine for 4 days when he stabbed Cara Burke from Southfields to death last July.

He stuffed the body parts of the 17-year-old in a suitcase and dumped them on a riverbank.

He calmly told the court how he snapped following an argument.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Man coaxed from house in Tadworth after threatening to kill himself
Police negotiators were called to an address in Tadworth this afternoon after a suicidal man threatened to set fire to his house.

The 49 year old was coaxed out of the property on Oatfield Road just off the Switchback.

Officers were alerted to the problem after a worried neighbour called them at 3 o’clock. No other houses were evacuated.

The road which runs alongside Epsom Downs was shut for just over an hour.

The man, who hasn’t been named, has been arrested for a threat to commit criminal damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm  

Residents in East Sheen prepare to go to war with developers

Our gardens are not up for grabs! That’s the message from residents in East Sheen.

The people of Avenue Gardens cul- de -sac will stage a War of the Roses protest on Monday afternoon.

The community group is calling for support to help put an end to the over development of their quiet street.

Developers Grayswood Properties is seeking planning permission to build nine homes on the site of one house.

To support the campaign turn up to the demonstration at 4.30 on Monday afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Man from Cheam returns from North Pole
A man from Cheam has been speaking about the ‘world’s toughest’ race.

61 year old Roger Davies has just returned home after trekking 300 miles on foot to the North Pole.He was raising money for the Tadworth children’s trust.

Temperatures dropped to minus 40 and he lost 2 stone in weight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Lord Attenborough issues a reassurance
Lord Attenborough's issued a reassurance that he's still "very much alive and kicking".

The 85 year old film maker from Richmond has kept a low profile since injuring himself in a fall just before Christmas.

He needed hospital treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Dad and daughter prepare to trek for charity

A Cobham boutique owner is ditching her lavish lifestyle to head off to Peru for charity.

23 year old Cara Mitchell will set off for the trek in Machu Picchu with her father on May 28th.

They’ve raised almost five thousand pounds so far for the Chase Childrens' Hospice in Guildford.

It looks after children who won’t live to adulthood.

To donate to the cause please log onto
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Man in court accused of murdering a teenager from Southfields
A man's due in court in Brazil accused of murdering a teenager from Southfields dismembering her body and stuffing her torso in a suitcase.

17 year old Cara Burke was killed in the South American country last summer.
Mohamed D'Ali Carvalho Santos confessed to killing her while under the influence of drugs.

His lawyers plan to argue for a reduced sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Mitcham man raise money for breast cancer care
A man who cared for his terminally ill mother, who died of breast cancer, is performing a stand up comedy show at London's Bloomsbury Theatre in her memory.

Boe will be performing in support of and to raise money for Breast Cancer Care next Friday evening.

The Mitcham based comedian is a regular on the comedy circuit, having appeared at prestigious comedy clubs Jongulers and the Comedy Store.

For more information visit
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Families react angrily to refusal for public inquiry at Deepcut
The families of soldiers who died at Deepcut Army barracks in Surrey have reacted angrily to another refusal for a public inquiry.

Armed Forces Minister Bob Ainsworth says details revealed in Board of Inquiry reports into two of the deaths don't change the Ministry of Defence's position.

Those inquiries agreed with the open verdicts recorded at their inquests.

Four young soldiers died of bullet wounds in separate incidents between 1995 and 2002.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Plans for Clapham junction station considered
A major redevelopment proposal for land at Clapham Junction station will be considered next week.

The scheme includes the construction of more than 500 new homes and two new station entrances at St John’s Hill and Grant Road.

The developer plans to provide new ticket halls, escalators and access improvements to platforms, and taxi facilities

Other features include new shops, restaurants, cinema, a health club and medical centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Surrey police authority hit out at capping
Surrey Police Authority has branded the decision to cap it's budget as “irrational and unreasonable”.

Local Government Minister John Healey confirmed that the Authority has to set a lower council tax and re-bill every Surrey household – at a cost of £1.2 million.

The Authority claim that they will begin a Judicial Review to challenge the decision through the courts.

Chief Constable Mark Rowley is subsequently planning for cuts – which its claimed will affect funding for front line policing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Surrey police helicopter vandalised
Surrey police has confirmed its helicopter is grounded after being vandalised.

The chopper had windows smashed at Fairoaks airport near Chobham – part of the base was also vandalised in the attack 2 weeks ago.

The helicopter has made more than 500 flights this year.

Surrey is now having rely on the help of other forces choppers until its own is back in the sky.

It’s hoped repairs will take days and not weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

U2 tribute band give a helping hand to Leatherhead Theatre
Europe’s leading U2 tribute band has announced it will be donating a percentage of ticket sales to the Leatherhead Theatre.

ZU2 are playing a gig at the troubled playhouse on May 30th.

They’ve decided to give some of the money raised to the campaign Save The Theatre –

which is fronted by actor Sir Michael Caine.

Lead singer Russ – AKA Bono – says theatres such as Leatherhead have an important role to play in the community.

Radio Jackie has also got behind the campaign by giving away tickets every evening this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals get patients thumbs up
A new survey shows patients rate their experiences at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals higher than before.

The Inpatient Survey shows improvements in nine out of ten areas including nurse numbers and patient respect.

Last year the trust only received positive results in five out of ten areas.

The survey by the Care Quality Commission gave an overall rating for the trust as excellent at 92 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

Sutton's singing policeman
A Sutton PCSO is swapping his uniform for a microphone to appear on TV .

The BBCs “ Tonight's the Night” programme selected Brad Ward for his spirited involvement in the community.

A film crew surprised Brad at work and told him he would be performing in front of a live TV audience and celebrity John Barrowman.

The programme airs on Saturday the 16th of May at 6:50pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 am  

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Swine Flu case at school in Hampton
Swine flu has been confirmed at a school in Hampton.

Hampton Independent School for Boys was closed at the beginning of the week after a year 7 pupil fell ill.

It wasn’t clear if the boy who's believed to live in Surrey and who had been to Mexico - had a cold or a strain of H1N.

Today it was confirmed and a school spokesman says the site will remain closed until Monday at the earliest.

There’s further worry as it emerges pupils from the school shared a coach with girls from Lady Eleanor Holles.

Parents of children on that coach have been contacted by email and a clinic is being held at the school this afternoon.

Examinations at the boys school will still take place this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Prince Charles stands by comments
Prince Charles is not backing down following complaints about his attack on modern day architecture at a ceremony last night.

He labelled modernist architecture brutal and insane at the 175th anniversary of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The primary cause of his outburst was the current one billion pound regeneration of the Chelsea Barracks site.

He’s calling for a more traditional building to be erected on the land rather than the glass design that’s been by Lord Rogers that’s been commissioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Credit crunch hits Chelsea flower show
Organisers at the Chelsea flower show say they are going back to basics.

It’s all part of the drive to save money as the credit crunch takes its toll.

This year’s event, which starts on Tuesday, will press ahead without several of its big sponsors after they pulled out.

There will only be 14 garden shows this year compared to last year’s 22.

In a statement today organisers said they’ll be making the most of environmentally friendly and low cost materials.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

The Queen looks to Epsom
The Queens hopes of a first British Classic success in more than 30 years may become clearer later today.

Enticement runs in this afternoons meeting at York, one of the key trials for next months Oaks at Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

AFC Wimbledon release 9 players
AFC Wimbledon have released 9 players.

Among those going are Belal Aiteouakrim, Tom Davis and Anthony Finn.

There are still ongoing talks with a number of other players.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

South London woman meets lawyers
A pregnant British woman accused of drug smuggling in Laos has met her UK lawyer for the first time in the presence of senior government officials.

Samantha Orobator from South London, has been held in jail in the country since last August.

A lawyer from legal charity Reprieve attended the meeting yesterday - alongside three representatives of the British Government.

Samantha's mother has also now arrived in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

Walkers set to raise money for hospice
Hundreds of walkers in Esher will be taking part in the 17th “Towpath Trundle” event for the Princess Alice Hospice this weekend.

Last year 1,800 participants raised over twenty thousand pounds.

You can help by taking part in the sponsered walk on Sunday 17th May at 11am.

It starts at Saddlers Ride, Molesey or Walton Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Kingston University opens pharmacy
Kingston University have opened a new pharmacy to help students practice working in real life situations.

The £420,000 centre boasts 40 drug-dispensing stations, a pharmacy counter and a consulting area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Police in Woking issue a warning
Police in Woking are warning young people that robust action will be taken against those committing arson or criminal damage this summer.

The Safer Neighbourhood Team is urging parents to know where their children are and what they are doing.

The advice follows an arson attack outside homes in Bankside near the canal on Saturday.

Eight bins were completely destroyed.

They were near houses and a car and the seat of the fire was near four garages overhung by trees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Thousands of commuters suffer delays
Thousands of commuters have faced delays in London this morning.

All trains had to be stopped from going in and out of Waterloo for a short time because of a security alert.

Officers say services are now getting back to normal.

A suspect vehicle had to be checked out by police near the railway line in Ponton Street in Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Fire in Ealing under investigation
Fire-fighters were called to the scene of a house fire in Ealing this morning.

Half of the first floor, as well as part of the loft extension were damaged, before the fire was put out at 4.30.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Former Surrey cricketer in court
Former Surrey cricketer Chris Lewis refused to answer questions when he was stopped at Gatwick airport for alleged drug smuggling, Croydon Crown Court has heard.

41 year old Lewis was stopped after arriving on a flight from St Lucia last December.

Lewis, and co defendant Chad Kirnon, both deny conspiring to import cocaine.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Pregnant teenager charged with drug smuggling through Heathrow
A pregnant teenager has been charged with attempting to smuggle £80,000 worth of cocaine through Heathrow.

Nineteen-year-old Katherine Lennard was stopped by UK Border Agency officers on Sunday.

The cleaner from Gillingham in Kent had arrived on a flight from Costa Rica via Madrid.

She pleaded guilty to charges by HM Revenue and Customs in front of magistrates and is due at Isleworth Crown Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Zambia Bike Challenge
A group of Hampton Hill residents will cycle more than 500km in five days across Zambia this month in a charity fund raising trek.

Charity, African Revival, say the money will go to projects that provide water and sanitation for local people.

They are aiming to raise more than £3000 in sponsership.

You can help by visiting
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 pm  

Surrey appoints new Deputy Chief Constable
Surrey police has appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable.

Craig Denholm’s served a number of roles at Surrey including Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander.

He replaces Lynne Owens – who’s left to become a deputy Assistant Commissioner at the Met.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Bins stolen in Sutton
Police are investigating a spate of bin thefts in Sutton.

In the last 2 weeks more than 20 of them used at flats or housing estates have been stolen.

Many are large metal recycling bins.It appears they are being taken for their scrap metal value.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Homeowner in Woking fined
A homeowner in Woking has been fined for building an unsafe and unauthorised loft conversion.

As a precaution the council removed the tenant from the property.

Yasin Altaf was found guility and fined almost £1,500.

He had failed to comply to building regualtions in a house he owns in Courtenay Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Parents call for public inquiry
The parents of an army recruit who died at the Deepcut barracks have expressed anger after being told they can't discuss the details of an MoD report.

They say it contains very serious allegations about the death of Private Geoff Gray at the Surrey base in September 2001.It was released to them today.

An open verdict was recorded after his inquest.

After seeing the Board of Inquiry report Geoff and Diane Gray are calling again for a public inquiry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Legal and General consults on job cuts
Legal & General’s started consulting on plans to cut 560 jobs.

They could go in its savings business.

The planned cuts will be made up of 300 full-time staff and 260 contractors and temporary workers.

The cuts come on top of up more than 400 job losses among support staff that were announced earlier this year.

Legal & General currently employs about 8,500 people.

Its main offices are in London, Kingswood, Cardiff, and Brighton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Richard Briers plants carrots in Sipson
The actor Richard Briers has thrown his weight behind the campaign against a third runway for Heathrow Airport.

He's planted some carrots in the village of Sipson, which will be bulldozed to make way for the expansion.

Environmental campaigners have bought the green field site to try to block the developers.

The actor's rubbished claims a third runway's crucial to London's business community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Heathrow deportation protest
A group of activists have staged a protest near Heathrow Airport in an attempt to halt plans to deport Iraqi refugees on a chartered flight.

Members of the Federation of Iraqi Refugees demonstrated outside the Colnbrook detention centre.

Some encased their arms in glass, plastic tubes and concrete blocks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Nutritionists in Leatherhead urge families to work together
Nutritionists in Leatherhead are urging families with obese or overweight children to sign up for a programme to help them reach a healthy weight.

The scheme is free and called MEND which stands for “mind”, “exercise”, “nutrition” and “do it”.

Alma Griffth from MEND says it's a lifestlye change and the whole family needs to be on board.

The next programme starts on Thursday.

To find out more go to
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Carshalton MP speaks to Home Affairs Committee
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake will speak to the Home Affairs Committee later as the investigation into the policing of the G20 protests continues.

The committee will also hear from protested Nicola Fisher and Northern Ireland Police chief Sir Hugh Orde.

They'll also be shown video footage of alleged police violence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Play tonight highlights domestic violence
A one off play will be staged at Richmond theatre tonight to highlight the plight of women suffering domestic violence.

Look Back in Anger is a new production aimed at raising funds for national charity Refuge.

Volunteers dedicate their time to looking after women and children who have experienced domestic violence.

The World’s first refuge was opened in Chiswick in 1971.

Today over a thousand women are supported through the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 am  

Richmond are club of the year
Richmond Volleyball Club has been named Sports Club of the Year.

It beat more than 150,000 clubs across the UK to win the award from the Central Council of Physical Recreation.

It's the first time that a volleyball club has won it.

Richmond received the prize from Olympic Gold medallist Rebecca Romero last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Monday, 11 May 2009

Chinese woman deported for selling fake goods
A Chinese woman selling fake goods in Sutton has been deported.

It follows a joint operation by trading standards and police.

Thousands of pounds worth of goods were seized from the Cute Inn stall in the St Nicholas Centre last week.

They included bags, purses, toys and household items.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Harlequins charged with misconduct
Twickenham based Rugby union side Harlequins have been charged with misconduct after an incident during last month's European Cup defeat to Leinster.

Quins fly-half Nick Evans was substituted but ended up coming back on in controversial circumstances for the end of the match.

He replaced apparently-injured teammate Tom Williams, who it's thought was caught winking as he left the field.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Londoners most likely to fight or flirt
Londoners are the most likely to fight or flirt at work in order to make the day go quicker.

That’s according to the survey by National Office Week which showed that four out of 10 workers have wanted to hit a colleague in the last year.

A third also said they flirt with there co workers to make the day go faster.

The poll also found that since the recession a third of people can’t see the point of there job and believe office life was better 50 years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Youth in court charged with GBH with intent
A 15 year old boy from Hammersmith will appear in court today charged with GBH with intent.

The youth – who can’t be named for legal reasons - is accused in connection with a stabbing in East Sheen last week.

A 15 year old remains in a stable condition in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Motorcyclist injured in Walton on Thames
A motorcyclist has been seriously injured after a crash in Walton on Thames.

The rider in his twenties suffered broken legs and arm in the accident in Walton Road on Saturday evening.

He’s now in a stable condition in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Middlesex go to Kent
Middlesex travel to Canterbury today as they take on in form Kent in the Friends Provident Trophy.

The home side moved up to second place in their group after wrapping up a comfortable four wicket win yesterday.

The Panthers have won only one of their first three games in Group B, to leave them second from bottom.

They’ll be hoping Australian batting sensation Phil Hughes, who’s already notched up three hundreds this season, can inspire them to a vital win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Passengers at Heathrow increase
The number of passengers going through Heathrow airport rose last month.

Airport operator BAA says Britain's biggest airport saw a 2 point 6 percent hike in passenger traffic to 5 point 6 million.

The late timing of Easter provided a boost across all of BAA's airports.

An overall 2 point 3 percent decline in passenger numbers was a marked improvement on the 11 point 3 percent plunge in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Vote on policing issues in Surrey
Police are urging people in Surrey to vote on the policing issues they're most concerned about.

The issues they vote for will be priorities for policing teams to tackle over the next few weeks.

There will be Neighbourhood Panel meetings for people in Fetcham on Monday the 18th of May, and Ruxley and Longmead on Thursday the 21st of May.

Anti-social behaviour and speeding were raised at the last Longmead meeting.

More permanent road patrols, speed checks, and high visibility patrols were introduced as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Paul Burstow calls for whistleblowing nurse to be reinstated
The MP for Sutton and Cheam is calling for a nurse who was struck off for whistleblowing to be reinstated.

Paul Burstow has tabled a parliamentary motion in support of Margaret Haywood, who filmed the abuse and neglect of older people at Royal Sussex Hospital.

She had the consent of all of those in her footage.

Over 38,000 people have signed an online petition in support of Ms Haywood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

First UK prison restaurant opens at High Down
A gourmet restaurant is being opened in High Down Prison today.

'The Clink' is the first commercial restaurant ever to be opened in a gaol in Britain.

It'll serve meals to staff, visitors and commercial customers.

It's designed to help prisoners gain catering qualifications and experience working in a fully operational restaurant environment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Hampton school closed due to suspected swine flu
Hampton school in Middlesex has been closed for a week because of a suspected case of swine flu.

Doctors are not yet sure if the boy who contracted Influenza A has the virus.

The school has warned teachers, pupils and parents to watch out for symptoms.

Seven new cases of swine flu were confirmed in England yesterday - taking the UK total to 55.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Concerns over transport in Carshalton
Not enough staff at train stations and high rail ticket prices are the major concerns of commuters in Carshalton, Wallington and Hackbridge.

That's the result of a survey carried out by the MP for the area, Tom Brake.

It also showed that two thirds of people were worried about the availability of parking as stations.

The liberal democrats are proposing investing billions in public transport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Former Surrey cricketer on trial for drug smuggling
Former England and Surrey cricketer Chris Lewis goes on trial today accused of drug smuggling.

Lewis and basketball player Chad Kirnon are charged with trying to bring cocaine worth two hundred thousand pounds through Gatwick Airport.

The forty-one year old all-rounder played 32 Tests and 53 one-day internationals in the 1990s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Garratt Lane fire
Reports are coming in that a block of flats in on fire on Garratt Lane in Wandsworth.

Police and fire services are now at the scene and an evacuation is underway.

Roads in the area are closed including Garratt Lane and Wandsworth High Street

There are no reports of any casualties at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Surrey help for rare disease
This week sees an awareness day for a little known disease called Fibromyalgia.

It affects the nervous system, causes chronic pain and can leave sufferers severely disabled.

As many as one in fifty of us suffer from it.

In Surrey volunteers are running a support group for those affected.

It's being held on Monday at Long Ditton's St. Mary's church community hall from 11am to 1pm
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

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