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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Vital to bring medicine when admitted to hospital

It’s vital to bring any medicine your taking when you go into hospital.

That’s the advice from the chief pharmacist at Epsom and St. Helier Hospitals.

Any medication that a patient’s taking, even if only occasionally is important for diagnosis and treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Springfield Hospital new sensory room
A new sensory therapy room opened at Springfield Hospital this week.

The space provides a relaxing and stimulating environment for young inpatients of the Adolescent Resource Centre.

The centre caters for 12 to 17 year olds, who were involved with project from the start, giving their own design ideas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

Sutton repaid fraud money
The people of Sutton have got half a million pounds back from fraudsters in the Borough.

In the past year, 150 fines have been issued for benefits cheats. More have been prosecuted, cautioned or fined than in any other of the five South West London boroughs.

Among them was 50 year old Maria Cloherty of Worcester Park, who claimed she had forgotten about a property that she rented out, when she said claimed she had no other income.

She was told to repay 28 thousand pounds in benefits plus an extra 5 thousand pounds costs and carry out 150 hours of community service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

Business opportunities for Merton's young people
Young people in Merton are getting the chance to have some practical experience running their own businesses.

The Volunteer Centre wants 15 to 19 year olds to set up and operate their own companies.

Teenagers in the scheme will learn how business works and gain valuable skills -- and have something positive to put on their CVs.

For more information, log on to volunteer centre merton dot org dot u k.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Friday, 23 April 2010

Thornton Heath murder trial verdict
Three men have been found guilty of killing a twenty four year old man for his Blackberry in Thornton Heath.

Saravanakumar Sellapan died from head injuries after being attacked on his doorstep in Langdale Road last October.

The two 18 year olds and one twenty year old were cleared of the charge of murder but found guilty of manslaughter and robbery. They will be sentenced at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

Anglers warned in Woking
Anglers in Woking are being warned to be careful after a spate of car break ins.

2 thousand pounds worth of fishing equipment was taken from a car in West Byfleet this week.

In Byfleet – rods, tackle and bait was taken from another vehicle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Restaurant owner fined for hygiene offences
The former owner of a Chinese restaurant in Wimbledon’s been fined for neglecting to keep the premises clean.

Health inspectors found the Confucius infested with mice and cockroaches.

49 year old Chung Chui Kwok was fined 5 – thousand pounds.

The restaurant is now under new management with a clean bill of health.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Warning to Surrey house sellers
Homeowners in Surrey are being warned against a new scam in which crooks offer to sell their properties for free.

The con has left thousands of sellers out of pocket across the UK.

The bogus agents cold call homeowners and within a few days tell the seller they have a buyer who’s already paid out a deposit on the their home.

The crooks then ask for a percentage of the property’s value.

Once the money is handed over the rogue agents disappear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Man jailed for drug offences
A man who tried to barricade himself into his bedroom in West London when police raided his flat for drugs has been jailed for 9 years.

Officers found 30 – thousand pounds worth of opium hidden in a vase at the address in Acton.

35 year old Mohamed Asghari – who’s an Iranian national was also found to be unlawfully in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Man injured after Egham car- jacking
A man’s been injured after a car jacking in Egham.

The 39 year old victim was sitting in his BMW on station Road yesterday afternoon when he was punched and dragged out of the vehicle.

The suspect then got into the X6 and drove off at speed.

The car was later found abandoned in Herefordshire.

Police believe the suspect is white – about 30 - with mousy brown receding hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Surrey Comet reports on "virtual" Chessington
Families planning a day out at Chessington World of Adventures can now take a virtual walk in the park.

A street view tricycle with a camera attached has filmed 360-degree street level images of Chessington and also Thorpe Park.

But the Surrey Comet which has a story about the latest stunt by Google, was unable to find any animals in the pictures.

So the question of whether the monkeys would have their faces blurred out to protect their identities remains unanswered.

A spokesman for Google said the photos would help families plan their trip.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Calls for speed limits for emergency vehicles
The family of a grandfather killed by a police car on an emergency call out in Esher has called for a maximum speed limit for emergency vehicles.

75 year old Archibald McIlveen died when he was hit by PC John Wright’s Mondeo as he crossed the Hersham Road in 2008.

His daughter Tracy wants a blanket speed restriction on all police cars.

A Jury found PC Wright not guilty of causing death by dangerous driving as he had his lights flashing and his alarm on.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Tycoon fixer declared bankrupt
A tycoon fixer from Egham who’s fighting a bitter divorce has finally been declared bankrupt.

Scot Young’s estranged wife Michelle claims he has nearly half-a-billion pounds hidden away.

A court’s heard she’s down to her last 13-grand in savings and her rich lifestyle is being supported by family friend Sir Phillip Green.

Mr Young says he’s unable to pay the 30-thousand pounds month maintenance to his wife ordered by a judge last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Police investigate assault in Thorpe
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in a parking dispute in Thorpe.

A 46 year old man from Byfleet was injured after a fight in Chertsey Lane on Monday.

It’s alleged he was attacked with a piece of wood after parking across a driveway.

A 33 year old man’s been arrested on suspicion of common assault and released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Fulham boss -"happy"
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson says they can be "very happy" with a nil-nil draw in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final with Hamburg.

But the result has come at a cost.

Top scorer Bobby Zamora has aggravated an Achilles injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Surrey Comet reports on murder trial
A jury at the Old Bailey has heard claims a Korean labourer bled to death after being brutally stabbed by a New Malden businessman.

35-year-old Seung Hong’s accused of murdering his employee Myung Jang.

It’s after the pair were allegedly involved in a fight on the Kingston Road over unpaid wages last July.

According to the Surrey Comet Hong claims he stabbed Mr Jang while unconscious because of a blackout caused by diabetes.

He denies murder and the trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Two shoddy builders jailed
Two shoddy builders have been jailed for a combined 26-years for conning homeowners out of thousands of pounds.

One of their victims – an elderly woman in Walton - was tricked into spending 16-thousand pounds on unnecessary roof repairs.

39-year-old rogue trader Billy Smith was sentenced to just over three years for each of his seven charges – and must serve the terms concurrently.

Smith’s 20-year-old son Riley, from Fetcham admitted two counts of fraud, but was spared jail with a 9-month suspended sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Rogue trader caught out at Kempton Park market
A market trader caught selling almost 27 thousand pounds of fake clothes at Kempton Park market has been jailed for 4 months.

Dodgy dealer Baldish Singh Sangha was caught selling fake Nike, Fred Perry and Ralph Lauren goods during a sting by trading standards.

An investigation revealed the 40 year old had earned almost a third of a million pounds from selling counterfeit goods.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Essien could miss World Cup
Chelsea's Michael Essien could miss the World Cup with Ghana after struggling to overcome a knee injury.

The 27 year old looks unlikely to play again this season and says his World Cup campaign could be in doubt.

Mikel has been named in Nigeria's World Cup squad of 44 and says he intends to be at their training camp in England at the end of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm  

Lightwater mum goes on trial
The mother of two toddlers, found dead in the boot of her car, is due in court today.

Fiona Donnison, who's 43 and from Lightwater, is charged with the murder of three year old Harry and his sister Elise, who was two.

They were discovered at Heathfield in East Sussex in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

Fulham salvage a draw in Germany
In Europa League first leg semi-final action last night Fulham played to a goalless draw with Hamburg in Germany.

While Liverpool lost 1 nil in Spain to Atletico Madrid.

The return games are on next Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Epsom station plans come under fire
A government advisory group has told Epsom Council its plans for the train station are “disappointing”.

The report by Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment claims the scheme should not be allowed to go ahead.

Developers Kier is proposing 124 flats, a hotel and shops in place of the current station.

The taxi rank will also be scrapped with drivers forced to pick up fares on the main street instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Police name canal suspect
A man suspected of a series of canal boat burglaries in Surrey has been named by police.

35 year Kedach Mustapha is wanted in connection with break-ins at moored vessels along the River Wey.

The latest offence happened at Papercourt Lock in Ripley on Wednesday morning.

Police say there have also been burglaries on the canal at Triggs Lock in Sutton Green and in Pyrford near Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Drug gang jailed for Surrey supply route
Four members of an organised crime gang running drugs into Surrey have been jailed for 6 years.

The group included 36 year old Courtney Simpson from Hayes.

Police discovered stashes of wrapped packages of heroin and cocaine ready for supply at an address in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Police appeal after Epsom fight
Police are making appeals after a man in Epsom suffered a fractured eye socket in a fight.

An argument started between the victim and 2 men on push bikes outside the White Horse pub on Saturday night.

The 27 year old victim was attacked and left unconscious in Ebbisham Road.

A 22 year old man from Epsom has been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Kingston's private hospital under threat
Kingston’s private hospital the New Victoria could have fallen victim to the recession.

The specialist hospital on Coombe Lane West has an annual turnover of 14 million pounds and employs around 250 staff.

However, its bank Anglo Irish says it can no longer support the financial structure.

Administrators have now been called in to try and sell the business.

Only three years ago, residents next to the hospital sold off their properties in the belief the hospital would be expanding further.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Arriva taken over
The bus and rail firm Arriva has been taken over by a German company.

Deutsche Bahn have paid nearly one point six billion pounds for the transport operator.

The group has several routes in Weybridge, Wandsworth and Croydon.

This is the first foreign take-over of one of the UK's big five bus and rail businesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Jenson Button makes a move
Formula One world champion Jenson Button is moving to Guernsey.

The Woking driver is said to visit the island regularly to visit his agent.

The McLaren driver, who is top of the championship standings, is expected to move to the island later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Police search underway
Police are stepping up their search for a three-year-old boy who's been missing for nine days after he was taken by his father.

Bedfordshire Police say Nathan Williams, who'd recently moved to Isleworth with his mother, was taken against her wishes last Tuesday.

His 27-year-old father from Luton, also called Nathan Williams, hasn't been in contact since.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Go slow in Chelsea
Chelsea’s parking attendants are on an unofficial go slow – meaning hundreds of motorists are escaping fines.

They’re claiming plans to freeze their pay for the second year running is making them less eager to work.

The action, which hasn’t been organised by a union, will cost the council thousands.

The authority raked in more than 30 thousand pounds a day in penalty notices in 2008/2009.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Jewellery heist trial continues
A man accused of carrying out a 40-million pound jewellery heist apparently wrote a letter apologising for his role in the crime.

Woolwich Crown Court has been read a letter found in the prison cell of Craig Calderwood.

Part of it said: "I'm truly sorry for the crime I committed. . I'm not that person".

He and eight others including Thomas Thomas from Kingston deny conspiring to rob Graff jewellers in London's Mayfair last August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Fulham face Hamburg tonight

Tonight's Europa League match is Fulham's most important game this season.

The German side is also banking on the European competition to prove themselves after a disappointing season in the Bundesliga.

Hamburg fan Jim Curtis told us his predictions for tonight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Fulham get Europa League boost
There’s some good news for Fulham ahead of today’s Europa League semi-final clash with Hamburg.

Clint Dempsey’s set to return from a thigh injury.

Manager Roy Hodgson has a full squad to choose from after all his players came through their 17-hour coach journey to the German city unscathed.

Ryan Babel returns to the Liverpool squad for their first leg semi-final game against Atletico Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 am  

Norwood carjacker jailed
An armed carjacker from Norwood has been jailed - after being caught by DNA from his pet dog.

Dog hairs and blood samples were matched to Peter Mahoney's Staffordshire bull terrier - after the car he stole was found burnt out.

He shot his victim in the face with an airgun.

The 33 year-old’s been told he'll serve at least four years behind
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 am  

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

New trophy unveiled at Epsom Downs

The new Epsom derby trophy was unveiled today.

The Asprey’s designed piece will be the first to be given every year to each winner.It’s hoped the trophy will become an icon of the event.

Highlights of the day included the announcement of Ian Balding as Guest of Honour for this year’s Investec Derby Festival who, following an emotional interview, unveiled the new perpetual Investec Derby trophy.

The afternoon concluded an a high for Her Majesty The Queen, who is not only celebrating her Birthday today but also a win with her horse, Quick Reaction who won the fifth race of the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

Police deny claims about Jill Dando case
Scotland Yard has denied claims scientists have found compelling new DNA evidence in the Jill Dando murder inquiry.

Detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting of the TV presenter, on the doorstep of her home in Fulham in April 1999.

The re-examination was ordered after Barry George was acquitted of her murder in 2008.

The Sun reported "conclusive" DNA evidence had been found, but police say there's been "no specific breakthrough at this time".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

Surrey Police officer walks free from court
A police officer who killed a pensioner in Esher by hitting him at 77 mph in his patrol car has walked free from court.

40 year old Pc John Wright was responding to a report of an intruder at a house when his car hit Archibald McIlveen.

The 75 year old died instantly in Hersham Road.

The jury found the officer not guilty of causing death by dangerous or careless driving.

Mr McIlveen was crossing the road to catch a train home to Islington after babysitting for his son.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Jewellery heist trial continues
Mobile phone footage of a 40-million pound jewellery heist has been shown to a jury.

Woolwich Crown Court also heard details of how the shop assistant at Graff's in London's Mayfair was kidnapped at gunpoint.

The prosecution claims the robbers including 45 year old Thomas Thomas from Kingston used professional make-up artists to disguise their appearance.

Nine men deny conspiracy to rob the store in August last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

General Election 2010 Swingometer !!!
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Jewellery raid trial is underway
The trial of nine men accused of Britain's biggest jewellery raid – including a man from Kingston - has started.

Woolwich Crown Court's been hearing how robbers terrified staff at gunpoint at Graff in Mayfair, in a meticulously planned 40-million pound heist.

Prosecutors say the gang used professional make-up artists to disguise their appearance and shot at anybody who tried to stop them escaping.

45-year-old Thomas Thomas and eight other defendants deny conspiracy to rob the store last August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

Fraud risk down
People in London and Surrey are less likely to be the victims of fraud than they were two years ago.

According to a national study people in Northern England are now far more likely to fall victim to fraudsters.

Kingston and Guildford are among the towns and cities least at risk.

Two years ago, they were considered ID fraud blackspots, along with Clapham, Chiswick and Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Streetcar is sold
Wimbledon-based car rental firm Streetcar has been bought for 30-million pounds.

The UK’s largest car-sharing operator has agreed a take-over with American giant Zipcar.

The group will still manage British operations from Wimbledon.

Streetcar has around 50-thousand members who pay a fee to rent cars by the hour or day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Essien looks to be out for the season
Chelsea's Michael Essien is unlikely to play for the Premier League leaders again this season.

He’s been sidelined since tearing a hamstring against Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League in December.

The 27-year-old then hurt his knee on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola in January
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

More nurses for Hampton hospice

The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice is recruiting five Paediatric Nurses to provide more support for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

The announcement comes after funds were made available specifically to increase care services at the Hampton-based hospice, which serves families in the western half of London and north Surrey.

The yearly £200,000 investment will pay for the nurses salaries, pensions, taxes, training and other costs, and according to Chief Executive Dalton Leong, it wouldn’t have been possible without support from the local community. ‘In the last five years we have expanded greatly. Today we support more than 250 families and we’re wholly committed to supporting even more in the next five years. These new roles have been made possible by years of generosity from our supporters and we are indebted to their continued passion and hard work.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

RNLI to run, not row

A trio of RNLI lifeboat crew members who give up their time to help save lives on the River Thames will be raising money for the cause by running in the Virgin London Marathon this weekend.

Andy Mayo and Laura Ashman, from Chiswick RNLI lifeboat station, and Major General Keith Cima, from Tower RNLI lifeboat station, will all be taking part in the flagship running event on Sunday 25 April.

All three will be trying to raise money for the RNLI charity, which relies on voluntary contributions to help save lives at sea and on the River Thames. In 2009, the four RNLI lifeboat stations covering the tidal reaches of the river launched 749 times, rescuing a total of 278 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Business as usual at UK airports
British skies have begun to re-open for air travel.

The Transport Secretary Lord Adonis says test flights showed aircraft could cope with the level of volcanic ash above the UK.

The cloud from Iceland has caused severe disruption for days - leaving many stranded abroad.

It's thought passengers who are due to fly will be put before those who have been delayed already.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Schools enjoying quiet time
The Icelandic eruption may be causing chaos for air passengers, but schools under the flight path say they prefer seeing no planes in the sky.

The flight path lies directly above parts of Richmond, Hounslow, Ealing and Hayes.

People in Richmond Park have also commented on how nice it is to use the green space without having to listen to the roar of aircraft.

Although they have conceded it is not very realistic to ground flights permanently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Stolen bags in Brompton
A number of Chanel bags have been stolen from a raid in Brompton.

Smash and Grab raiders riding mopeds targeted the Chanel store on the Brompton Road just after midnight.

Four masked men smashed down the shop’s main glass door before taking the bags and escaping.

Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Croydon game in memory of soldier
Tonight’s match between Croydon Athletic and Folkestone Invicta will be played in memory of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Rifleman Peter Aldridge was killed while on foot patrol in Helmand in January.

The 19 year old used to live in Folkestone but moved to Croydon with his family.

The game at Folkestone will be free in the hope fans will donate money they would have spent to charity.

Matches usually draw in crowds of around 400 fans. It’s hoped 3,000 will turn up tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Two jailed for Ewell attack
Two yobs who attacked a man and left him brain damaged after mistaking him for a paedophile have been locked up.

Filipe Nunes David was knocked off his bike and battered about the head with a pole in Ewell.

Brett Carslake from Epsom was given a minimum of five years.

17-year old Jamie Bailey was given a five-year sentence.

Another teenager was given a supervision order.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

Driver hurt in M25 crash
A driver’s been airlifted to hospital after a crash on the M25 in Surrey.

The accident happened between junction 9 Leatherhead and junction 8 Reigate just after 9.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Six rescued in Wimbledon
Six people have been rescued from a burning building in Wimbledon.

Fire crews were called to some flats above the Curry Royal restaurant on Hartfield Road just before 2 this morning.

All those rescued were treated after suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Best win - Button
McLaren's Jenson Button has described his Chinese Grand Prix victory as the "best" of his Formula 1 career.

He held off a late challenge from his Woking team-mate Lewis Hamilton and took the world championship lead.

The victory was Button's second of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Heathrow campaigners celebrate
Campaigners against expansion at Heathrow are celebrating.

It’s after a judge ruled the Government has to pay sixty per-cent of their costs for a recent court case.

The case claimed the public consultation on a third runway and sixth terminal was flawed.

The judicial review was brought by a coalition of organisations including Richmond and Wandsworth councils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police search for missing Kingston man
Police in Kingston are making an urgent appeal to track an elderly man who went missing this morning.

Reg Walters is in his seventies and was last seen outside Kingston Hospital just before midday.

Reg is white, with grey hair and was wearing a brown jacket and glasses.

Police say they’re very concerned for his safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Prize Wimbledon

The winners of this year's Wimbledon singles competitions are in the money.

The All England Club has increased the prize by 150-thousand pounds in both the men’s and women’s sections.

Chairman Tim Philips:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Next Round by Rail

Fulham players and coaching staff set off for Hamburg today for their Europa League semi-final clash travelling by road.

It’s the furthest the club has ever been in a European competition and their fans are making similar record attempts just to get to the game.

Kalem Aftrab is going via France, Belgium then onto Germany

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Blindfolded marathon

Running the London Marathon is a challenge in itself, but two men from Surrey are making it even harder.

David Boon from Walton on Thames and Surbiton's David Hartley are raising money for Guide Dogs, with one running dressed as a dog and the other completely blindfolded.

They hope to raise £15 thousand for the charity.

David Boon told us how the idea came about

To sponsor them go to
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Cobham Stranded
More than half of planned flights are expected to operate across Europe today - although very few of these will be in the UK.

The only airports which are open here are in Scotland and Newcastle Airport.

Diane Bird from Cobham was meant to fly back to Gatwick with her family over a week ago although she isn't complaining.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Fulham set off for Hamburg
Fulham football club set off for Hamburg today for their Europa League semi final clash.

The players and coaching staff will be making the journey by road taking in over 600miles of English, French Dutch and German country side.

The club have sold over 2,500 tickets for the match, Russell Cooper was late in booking a flight so has now opted to travel by Motor Bike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

New trophy for the Epsom derby
The new Epsom derby trophy will be unveiled tomorrow.

The Asprey’s designed piece will be the first to be given every year to each winner.

It’s hoped the trophy will become an icon of the event, as Rupert Trevelyan, Managing Director at the racecourse explains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Monday, 19 April 2010

Chief Executive of Hampton based hospice to depart

Dalton Leong is to leave the Shooting Star Children's Hospice after five years.

He's been key in building the site and keeping it running. It costs over £8,000 a day to run.

It hasn't all been serious work though, Dalton has appeared on stage at the Epsom Playhouse [pictured] in its version of Summer Holiday.

He's also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the cause and will run in this Sunday's London Marathon.

The hospice will continue to honour its commitment to families in South West London caring for children with life limiting illnesses.

Dalton told us; ‘It has been an incredible journey and there have been so many special memories along the way,I will leave with a heavy heart having been part of Shooting Star for so long and helping to build the charity into a care service which continually strives to meet the changing needs of the children and families we support. '
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 pm  

Power cut in Kingston
More than a 1000 households and businesses in Kingston have suffered a power cut.

A fire at a local substation caused the blackout just after 1 this afternoon.

The blaze also damaged some nearby cars.

Engineers have now restored power to about 600 homes and say they are working to fix the problem.

EDF energy are apologising to customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Mutu hit with drugs ban
Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has been hit with another lengthy drugs ban.

He's been suspended for nine months.

It's after traces of a banned substance were found in his system - which he insists came innocently from slimming pills.

Mutu was sacked by Chelsea in 2004 after being banned for cocaine use.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

3 to be sentenced after cyclist was attacked in Epsom
A man and two teenagers are due to be sentenced after attacking a cyclist in Epsom.

39 year old Filipe Nunes David was left with serious head injuries while out on his bike in Epsom last August.

20 year old Brett Carslake from Epsom and the two 17 year olds pleaded guilty to a charge of grevious bodily harm last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Fulham match will go ahead

Fulham will have to play their Europa League match against Hamburg on Thursday.

The semi-final first-leg was under threat as flights have been grounded because of a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland.

But UEFA says the game must be played.

That won't please Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson who had this to say yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Surrey's Air Ambulance back in action

Surrey’s air ambulance is back in the skies.

It was grounded last Friday because of the Volcanic Ash.

This morning it’s been cleared for flying – but only to emergency calls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Family make it back to Woking in time for exams
A father from Woking has been forced to shell out 8-thousand to get their son back to the UK to sit his A-Level exams.

Ken Caskie’s hired a private boat to take them across the Channel.

They were holidaying in Madrid before the ash crisis began.

They’d spent a nearly a thousand pounds getting from Madrid to Calais, but their hopes were dashed when they were told all ferries were full.

But the Caskies have finally got Max home safely to sit his Psychology exam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Motorcycle crash victim named
The motorcyclist who died in a crash in Surrey has been formally identified.

37 year old Jason Mickelburgh from Sutton was thrown from his bike after a collision with a car in Betchworth.

A man arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving has been bailed until June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Kingston man on trial as part of Britain's biggest jewellery robberies
Nine men, including a man from Kingston are on trial this week accused of a one of Britain’s biggest jewellery robberies.

45-year-old Thomas Thomas is accused of taking part in the 40-million raid on Graff jewellers in New Bond Street in August.

A gang forced staff to fill bags with more than forty pieces of jewellery including earrings, necklaces and watches.

Gunshots were also fired as the gang made its getaway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Lungworm on the increase in Surrey

A warning’s going out to dog owners across Surrey and South West London.

Vets say lungworm is on the increase.

Some slugs and snails carry infected larvae and if eaten by a dog can cause circulation problems.

Senior Vet Sean Wensley:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

The Royal Navy set to rescue stranded Britons
The Royal Navy is to help rescue stranded British travellers.

The decision's been made at a meeting of COBRA - the government's emergency planning committee.

It's the fifth day of grounded flights caused by a cloud of volcanic ash.

UK airspace won't re-open until at least one A-M tomorrow.

Many other travellers are trying to book ferries back to the UK.

Jackie’s Alan Walsh is stuck in Jersey:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Surrey pensioner escapes crash unhurt
A Surrey pensioner has escaped from a fatal car crash unscathed.

The 62-year-old man collided with a Triumph motorbike in Brighton on Saturday.

The motorcyclist and his pillion passenger were both killed in the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Heathrow expansion could make the country £5 billion worse off
A report claims the country would be £5 billion worse off if a third runway's built at Heathrow.

The New Economics Foundation says around half that figure's a result of the negative impact on areas around the west London airport.

The think-tank includes things like congestion and community blight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

McLaren take the two top spots at the Chinese Grand Prix
The Woking based McLaren team are celebrating a one two at yesterday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

Britain's world champion Jenson Button won the race and jumps to the top of the drivers table.

Lewis Hamilton fought hard to come through the pack and finish second.

Nico Rosberg finished third.

Hamilton and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel have been reprimanded for dangerous driving.

They raced each other in the pit-lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Surrey cricketers beaten by Sussex
Surrey were yesterday beaten by 10 wickets by Sussex in their County Championship division 2 match at Hove.

Surrey’s second innings ended on 243 a lead of just 32.

Sussex reached the target without losing a wicket.

Final scores: Surrey 205 and 243.

Sussex 416 and 33 without loss.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Youth stabbed in Croydon named

A 16 year-old boy stabbed to death outside a party in Croydon has been named as Wesley Sterling.

The teenager died near the Croydon Sports Arena yesterday.

Police have bailed a 15 year-old boy arrested in connection with the investigation until June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 am  

Surrey go down by ten wickets

Surrey were yesterday beaten by 10 wickets by Sussex in their County Championship division 2 match at Hove.

Surrey’s second innings ended on 243 a lead of just 32.

Sussex reached the target without losing a wicket.

Final scores: Surrey 205 and 243.

Sussex 416 and 33 without loss.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 am  

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Kingston Readers Festival
Kingston Readers Festival gets underway in the next few days.

The event brings a whole variety of authors to the town to talk about their work and the ideas behind it.

Some of the events are free.

The event used to be held at borders in Kingston but it's closure meant a few changes were needed as organiser Sandy Williams explains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Transition Town Kingston
A campaign designed to get people in Kingston to take environmental action themselves was launched yesterday.

It's called "Transition Town Kingston".

Speakers include environmental campaigners and speakers all with the aim of reducing carbon emissions.

Founder member Shaun Chamberlain says there are a lot of groups taking part.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Kingston resident is raising money in London Marathon
If you are taking part in next Sunday's London Marathon then we hope your training is going well.

It all seems to be about hitting your peak at the right moment.

Well Kingston doctor Martin Wolfson is one of those people taking part. He's raising money for the Princess Alice Hospice.

He has some very quick and simple advice for fellow runners.

To give support visit
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Volcanic ash disruptions remain
The flight restrictions in and out of Britain airports show no signs of ending, with a ban on air travel extended until seven o'clock this evening - at the earliest.

Volcanologists are warning the eruptions in Iceland - that have caused the disruption - could last for months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Three men in Acton left in Hospital
Three men are in hospital after they were stabbed in Acton.

Police say one of them is in life threatening condition.

The men - all believed to be eastern European - were attacked by a gang in the area early this morning.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Jenson Button wins Chinese Grand Prix
Britain's world champion Formula One driver Jenson Button has won the Chinese Grand Prix.

He finished ahead of his team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a one two for McLaren.

Mercedes Nico Rosberg came third.

Button now leads the Championship table by 10-points from Rosberg.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Wimbledon improvements seen as mixed blessing
Plans to redevelop Wimbledon town centre could be a mixed blessing.

2 million pounds is to be pumped into developing the town centre from Merton council and TFL.

But the project will last for 18 months and traders fear it could cause massive damage to their business in that time. They're to meet officials on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Polish community pays its respects to Polish President and his wife
Hounslow's Polish community will be out in force today as the funeral of their country's president and his wife take place.

Lech Kaczynski and his wife were killed when their plane came down over Russia last weekend.

They'll be buried in Warsaw.

Tributes will also be paid to the 96 dignitaries who were on board the flight.

They include Heston Bronislaw Gostmski who used to hold Sunday mass at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Investigation continues into Twickenham fire
Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire in a 2 storey shop in Twickenham in the early hours of Friday morning.

A flat on the first floor of the property on Staines Road was damaged by the fire.

A stairwell leading from the ground to the first floors and a roof was also damaged by the blaze.

It took 30 Fire-fighters from Kingston, Twickenham, Feltham, Richmond and Heston stations to bring the fire under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 am  

Chelsea stumble in Premiership title race
The Premier league title race has been thrown wide open following Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Chelsea at White Hart Lane yesterday.

The Blues had captain John Terry sent off.

They’re just one point ahead of Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson’s side beat local rivals City 1-0.

Fulham moved into 10th spot after a goalless draw with Wolves at Craven Cottage.

In the Championship QPR lost 1-0 at home to Cardiff while Crystal Palace played out a 1 all draw at Derby.

In League 1 Brentford and Bristol Rovers finished goalless.
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