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Saturday, 26 June 2010

Shooting Star celebrates fifth birthday in style

A massive garden party was held today to celebrate the Shooting Star Children's Hospice 5th birthday.

The party was put on by the neighbouring Buckingham School with a fairground, fun and games and music for all the visitors.

It costs £9,000 a day to keep the site running and today also doubled up as an open day so visitors could take a look around the hospice and meet the team.

The event was opened by Richmond's Mayor David Marlow [pictured with Jackie's Lucy Mayer and The Shooting Star's Mike Hey].

Cllr Marlow says the people of South West London should be proud to support such a worthy cause.

Tune in to Jackie News next week to hear the full interview.

Meanwhile it's been announced, Children's hospices in England have been given a 30-million pound boost by the government.

The extra cash will pay for more support for young people who're desperately ill.

The organisation Children's Hospices UK has welcomed the money, saying too many centres have to rely on public donations for funding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Merton food waste recycle scheme extended
A further 10 thousand Merton households will benefit from the Council’s food waste collection service.

A pilot scheme running since last September has been deemed a success, recycling more than one thousand tonnes of leftover food.

Merton’s new participants will be provided with a ventilated caddy and a lockable garden bin.

Instead of heading to landfill sites, the waste is recycled into compost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 pm  

Listed 'drum' in Balham to be put on show
A grade II listed 'drum' in Balham is to be bought back into public view.

The drum is a circular pillbox building, providing access to a deep level air raid shelter below.

Currently, it’s hidden behind a high wall on a derelict site on Balham Hill.

Wandsworth Council plans to restore the site and expose the drum to the street.

Two new buildings will be constructed to provide 62 new flats.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Son charged for Croydon woman's murder
The son of a Croydon woman whose body was found on Thursday has been charged with her murder.

58 year old Beryl Gilchrist was discovered by police officers just after 8 o’clock in her house on Miller Road.

34 year old Jermaine Gilchrist from Huddersfield was arrested at the scene.

He was remanded in custody when he appeared at Croydon Magistates Court this morning.

He will appear at the Old Bailey on the 30 th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 pm  

Hotel for Clapham Junction approved
Plans to build an eight story hotel in Clapham Junction have been approved.

The site on Falcon Road, will comprise of 70 guestrooms with a separate restaurant and retail unit on the ground floor.

The original plans were for a 16 story tower, but Wandsworth Council promptly rejected the idea.

A small block of flats will also be built on the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 pm  

Congestion Charge opposition gaining momentum
Opponents of the west London congestion charge say they’re getting enormous support to have the area scrapped.

A consultation is taking place to see whether people want it to remain. If not, it could be gone by Christmas.

The group say the charge has created an invisible Berlin wall, dividing communities and stopping shoppers coming to local stores. The campaign is backed by Hammersmith and Fulham council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 pm  

Lembit Opik for Mayor?
Lembit Opik is offering to run for Mayor of London if the Lib Dems will have him.

The high profile former MP has turned to comedy since being thrown out of his seat by voters at the last election.

The Lib Dem’s say at this stage no decisions have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Friday, 25 June 2010

Territorial Army officially thanks Epsom and St Helier hospitals

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust has officially been thanked for the support it has given the armed forces after two members of staff – nurse Elaine Howlin and radiographer Karen Dear – recently returned from tours of duty in Afghanistan.

The Commanding Officer of 256 (City of London) Field Hospital (Volunteers), Colonel Peter Gilbert TD, RAMC (V) presented two limited edition prints of a war-scene painting to the Trust’s Chief Executive, Samantha Jones, to officially thank the organisation for its support ‘releasing’ the territorial army volunteers for operational duty.

Major Howlin and Captain Dear were stationed at Camp Bastion Field Hospital from October 2009 to January 2010.

Colonel Gilbert, who works as a GP in Rochester, has been in the Royal Army Medical Corp Regular and Territorial for 36 years. He said: “Territorial Army medics are a vital part of the Army medical service. The support of NHS trusts has been absolutely fundamental to the continued running of the field hospital at Camp Bastion.

“We are extremely grateful for the continued support of Epsom and St Helier hospitals, and for the support they have shown Major Howlin and Captain Dear.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Sutton strikes a winner with World Cup school dinners

World Cup-themed meals are being served up in Sutton’s schools for the England football matches.

With every game, the children have been enjoying traditional English food as well as native dishes from the country of the opposing team.

When England played Slovenia this week the options were: Rooney’s roast pork and gravy or Bosanki’s Perogi bake (cheese and potato bake) served on-side with Capello’s carrots; Koren’s Prazeno Rdeco Zelje (red cabbage) or Ferdinand’s football potatoes; followed by Stevie G’s strawberries and Shaun Wright-Phillips’ shortbread.

The pupils had previously enjoyed Howard’s vegetarian hot dogs with onions, Meghni’s meat balls and Ziani’s orange and mango smoothie in honour of the team’s other group opponents, the USA and Algeria.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Body identified
Police have confirmed a body found on Ockham Common land is that of missing Byfleet man Michael Hayward.

The 43 year old diabetic known as Jack, went missing on June 8th.

Officers aren’t treating his death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Verdict awaiting on Kingston man
A man has been found guilty of taking part in Britain's biggest jewellery heist.

Aman Kassaye was convicted of kidnap, conspiracy to rob and possessing a firearm over his role in a 40 million pound jewellery robbery in central London.

The jury have yet return verdicts on his six co-defendants, including Thomas Thomas from Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Compensation payout for disgruntled BA passenger
A British Airways passenger has been awarded over 2,000 pounds in compensation after he was ordered to sit away from a child on a flight from Gatwick last year.

33 year old Mirko Fischer was asked by cabin crew to move as they have a policy of not allowing single men to sit next to solo child travellers.

He had swapped seats with his pregnant wife for the journey to Luxembourg.

He accused BA of harassment and sexual discrimination.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Exclusive arts fair comes to town
The biggest arts fair since the Great Exhibition of 1851 has opened in Chelsea today.

Customers are able to view the artwork and antiques displayed at the former Chelsea barracks site.

One of the pieces on show is Picasso’s Verre et Compotier valued at 800 thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

All over for Isner
Tennis record-breaker John Isner has finally hit the wall at Wimbledon.

A day after his 11-hour win over Nicolas Mahut, he's been knocked out in the second round.

He was thrashed in straight sets by Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands.

Elsewhere, comeback queens Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin have both recorded straight sets wins.

They'll meet in the next round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Help for troubled families
Families facing eviction in Spelthorne are being given help to get back on the housing ladder.

The A2 Dominion Family Intervention project will help those affected by drug abuse, unemployment and anti social behaviour.

It’s the brainchild of the borough’s housing team, social services and the police.

Key workers will be responsible for up to six families per year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Surrey doctor spared prosecution
A Surrey doctor will not be charged for taking a man to a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland.

Former GP Michael Irwin from Cranleigh was arrested after the death of Raymond Cutkelvin in 2007.

Mr Cutkelvin’s partner Alan accompanied the pair to Dignitas after Raymond had made the decision to end his life.

He will not face prosecution either.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Youth magazine sidelined
Richmond’s youth magazine is the latest victim of the recession.

The final edition of Outskirts will be published next month.

Earlier this month, resident magazine Arcadia was discontinued despite only being published four times a year.

Outskirts cost 36 thousand pounds a year to run and was not deemed to be cost effective.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Ballack's on the move
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has returned to Germany.

He's signed a two-year deal with his old club Bayer Leverkusen after being released by the Blues at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old former German captain and Wimbledon Village resident missed the World Cup after picking up an ankle injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Appeals in Fulham continue
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a woman was killed in a car accident in Fulham on Wednesday.

60 year old Mary Anne Hodges was hit by a security van as she crossed the Kings Road.

The air ambulance was in attendance but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses are being asked to contact police on 0208 041 9011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Parks campaign gets a helping hand
Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind the campaign to keep Bushy and Richmond Parks free.

London’s Mayor has confirmed he isn’t supporting the Royal Park’s plans to install metres within the green spaces.

MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith says plans to charge drivers have been scrapped.

But the Royal Parks Agency has said it will press ahead with its proposals in order to save money.

84 percent of people came out against the plans during a consultation. This didn't stop Labour Parks Minister Margaret Hodge giving the green light.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

The PLATINUM ABBA Tribute Concert held in the grounds of Nonsuch Mansion Gardens in Nonsuch Park, Cheam on Wednesday 24th June was a sell out. Over 650 people enjoyed a beautiful summer evening with picnics, with the magnificent Nonsuch Mansion as the backdrop to a two hour concert. The evening was the finale event of the St Raphael’s Hospice 2010 Summer Festival, aimed at raising money and awareness of the hospice and its work – the total raised for the hospice was £25,000

Fundraising Director, Keith Witham said: “ We are delighted, not just because £25,000 been raised for St Raphael’s, but the Summer Festival has involved some 2,500 people who supported one or more of the events, which has helped raise awareness of the hospice and its work for the local community, supporting nearly 900 terminally ill people every year. The Festival is certainly something we will be repeating for 2011”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Murder in Croydon
Detectives are investigating the murder of a woman in Croydon last night.

The body of the victim, who's believed to be in her 50s, was found just after 8pm at a house on Miller Road.

Police believe she had been assaulted - a post mortem will be carried out. A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Hamilton and Button look forward to Valencia
Practice gets underway today for Formula One's European Grand Prix.

British pair Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are first and second in the drivers' championship going into Sunday's race in Valencia.

The Woking based McLaren drivers are ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Bookie shop in Haslemere robbed
Surrey Police are appealing for information following a robbery at a betting shop in Haslemere on Tuesday evening.

A member of staff was threatened with a weapon before the suspects grabbed 370 pounds from the till.

They ran off in the direction of the Waitrose car park.

Both intruders, described as white, were wearing balaclavas at the time of the offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Sutton ball girl gets a royal surprise
Marianna Spring has presented her Majesty with a posy of flowers - but was only told moments before.

The 14 year old says she was thrilled and very nervous.

The Queen's visiting the All England Club for the first time in in 33 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Richmond Park's MP is guest judge

Richmond Park's MP Zac Goldsmith was invited to judge The Kew Midsummer Fête Friendly Dog Show on Saturday 19th June on Kew Green. The Dog Show was one of the highlights of a very successful Fête that raised money for a range of local charities.

Competition was fierce with Kew’s prized pooches competing in six different categories with the winners from each category going through to the ‘Best in Show’ finale.

Local vet, Tim Richardson kindly agreed to help Zac make his decisions. Zac said, “It was a daunting task, and particularly the ‘dog that looks most like its owner’ category. But Tim is a pro, and I blame him for all the unpopular decisions”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Meanwhile people in parts of Richmond and Twickenham have no idea what’s going on at the World Cup.

EDF engineers are investigating a huge power cut on one of their main voltage lines.

It means residents lost power just as Jermain Defoe scored the first goal of the match 23 minutes into the game.

Engineers have been unable to give us an estimated fixture time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Another suspect package investigated in New Malden
Police have investigated another suspect package in New Malden.

It’s the second such incident in the space of a week.

Last week police were called to a flat in Martin House near the Fountain Roundabout after a chemical substance was reported.

This morning’s alert at the Post Office on the High Street turned out to be an abandoned suitcase.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Schoolchildren see how Kingston hospital works

This week Kingston Hospital invited health and social care students from Holy Cross School to attend a special education day on-site at the hospital. The students listened to talks from clinical departments, including A&E and the Day Surgery unit. The day finished with a discussion about data protection within the NHS, which ended with a quiz and a prize of a £50 voucher that was kindly donated by John Lewis.

Ms Nicki Murphy, Head of Health and Social Care at Holy Cross School said:

“Thank you to all involved for an excellent afternoon, it was a fantastic opportunity for our A level students to gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of a number of the practitioners within the hospital - The students were thoroughly engaged and really enjoyed the whole event.

“Well done to Kingston Hospital for the excellent organisation of the event, the timings and the very exciting quiz - The prize was also very much appreciated by the students.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Surrey Council welcome budget cuts
Surrey County Council has responded positively to yesterday’s budget and the measures announced to tackle the deficit.

In a statement the council thanked The Chancellor for his support of their plan to freeze council tax next year.

Council leader Dr Andrew Povey has already announced a staff pay freeze and launched ‘Public Value Reviews’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

School feels the wrath of angry parents
Children at a school in Berrylands are to be let out early so they can watch the England Game.

Parents of youngsters at Christ Church Primary received letters last week saying they could collect earlier if they wished.

But the move has prompted an angry response among working mums and dads who says it’s inconvenient.

Teachers say after school clubs will be running as usual for those who are unable to collect before the three o’clock match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

‘No ID, No Entry’.
That’s the reminder from Police in Sutton.

Anyone who doesn’t provide ID when they enter a pub or bar in the high street will be turned away.

The policy is being employed between Thursdays and Sundays every week.

During the World Cup all bars and clubs showing live football will have door staff on duty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Wandsworth man facing jail
A man from Wandsworth is facing jail after he admitted insider dealing.

39 year old Anjam Ahmad became the first person to plead guilty to a criminal charge of insider dealing filed by the financial services authority.

The former AKO Capital worker has been told by a judge that no promises can be made as to what sentence he will receive.

The charge relates to transactions involving 22 different companies between June and August last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Fire in Raynes Park
An investigation’s been launched after a fire in Raynes Park yesterday.

Crews were called to a blaze at a two storey house in Cambridge Road just before 8pm.

It took fire fighters over three hours to get the blaze under control.

There was extensive loft damage – two people managed to escape before the brigade arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Greedy GP jailed
An NHS consultant earning 300 pounds an hour has been jailed for 9 months for committing benefit fraud.

Zahid Ali from Kingswood attempted to get away with claiming housing benefit of 15- thousand pounds on two properties belonging to his wife.

The judge branded him deeply, greedy, manipulative and cunning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Thousands to be spent on keeping Surrey's countryside
Surrey County Council is to spend 200 thousand pounds on training people to look after the countryside.

The authority has been handed the cash on the provision it will train up nine recruits over the next three years.

They’ll learn how to preserve Surrey’s heathland, chalk downland and ancient woodland.

The money has come from the Heritage Lottery Fund under its skills for the future programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

Bullying on a downward spiral in Sutton
Bullying in Sutton’s schools has been reduced by 25 percent this year alone.

That’s according to new figures from the National Foundation for Educational Research.

Schools in the borough offer counselling services to victims of bullying as well as mediation work with perpetrators.

Over a thousand children took part in the survey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

Ban on face paints after problems in Lightwater
BP has launched a national withdrawal of a brand of England World Cup Face Paints.

It comes following advice by Surrey County Council Trading Standards.

Four children in Surrey required medical treatment after reacting badly to the paint.

They suffered skin irritation, swollen eyes and breathing difficulties.

A BP spokesman said the company removed the product as soon as they were told of the problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

It's pay back time as the Chancellor announces his emergency Budget.
George Osborne has revealed huge spending cuts and tax rises in his plans, which will hit almost everyone in the UK.

VAT's going up from 17 and a half percent to 20 in January.

Britain's benefits culture - child care and housing benefits - are also among his targets, to save the country 11 billion pounds over 4 years.

The so-called 'sin taxes' on cigarettes and alcohol remained unchanged.

Meanwhile Capital Gains Tax is going up - but only for higher rate tax payers.

They'll pay 28 per cent from midnight. Mr Osborne says the changes are unavoidable because of the mess the previous government's left us in.

Labour and some union bosses argue the cuts will be bad for economic recovery.

However ratings agency Fitch believes the Budget will "materially strengthen confidence" in the nation's public finances, and protect the UK's gold-plated AAA credit rating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

A walk in the park for Hampton Hospice supporters

More than 250 walkers have raised thousands of pounds for Shooting Star by taking part in the charity’s Three Parks Challenge. Walkers of all abilities chose from a 3, 8 or 15 mile route, taking in the glorious sights of Bushy Park, Hampton Court Park and Richmond Park along the way.

Shooting Star, which provides care, support and advice for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, launched the challenge last year raising over £50,000 for its care services.

After completing the walk, entrants celebrated their success with a congratulatory BBQ.

‘It’s been really inspiring to see everyone walking together,’ says Mark Poulson from Southall, who walked 8 miles with his family in memory of his daughter, Lydia.
‘A great walk with great people. We definitely want to do more next year!’

Click here for details of how you can support the Shooting Star
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

Fan from Crystal Palace to go on trial
The football fan who berated England’s players after wandering into their dressing room after the Algeria World Cup match last week will go on trial on Friday.

32 year-old Pavlos Joseph from Crystal Palace appeared at a special World Cup court in Cape Town yesterday when the trial date was set.

At a court appearance on Sunday he was banned from attending future World Cup matches and released.

Relatives of Joseph say the situation “has got completely out of hand.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

'No ID, No Entry' in Sutton's bars and clubs
‘No ID, No Entry’.

Police are reminding visitors to Sutton High Street that they will be turned away by door staff at bars and club if they don’t show their photo ID.

The policy is being employed on the High Street between Thursday and Sunday every week.

During the period of the World Cup all bars and clubs showing live football will have door staff on duty.

Visitors will have to show photo ID - a driving licence or passport.

Failure to do so will result in them not gaining entry to the premises.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Monday, 21 June 2010

Cyclists flock to Brighton for the BHF

Thousands of cyclists took to the streets yesterday as they cycled from Clapham Common to Brighton for the british Heart Foundation.

All money raised will go to funding research and finding cures for the different types of heart disease.

Team Free Wheelers from Wimbledon [pictured] managed the feat in just over 5 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 pm  

England fan has his day in court
The England football fan who says he wandered into the England dressing room by mistake will stand trial in South Africa on Friday.

Pavlos Joseph from Crystal Palace is charged with trespassing after the match against Algeria last week.

He could face a hefty fine or six months in prison. He says he was looking for the toilet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Town Hall bosses asked how is the money being spent?
Hammersmith and Fulham Council has been forced to reveal the extent of its outgoings as town hall bosses are forced to publish all expenditures over 500 pounds for the first time.

It’s emerged a handful of independent and private schools have been handed grants of up to 20 thousand pounds by the council.

Schools including Latymere Upper School and Fulham Prep were given cash to provide extra care for pupils and help with facility hire.

The Tory run council is the first in London to publish its spending details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Surrey mum appears in court
A woman's appeared at the Old Bailey, charged with murdering her two children whose bodies were found in the boot of a car.

Three-year-old Harry Donnison and two-year-old Elise were left in separate holdalls near the former family home in East Sussex in January.

43 year old Fiona Donnison from Lightwater has been remanded in custody for a plea and case management hearing in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Man arrested in connection with Surrey death
Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of 38 year old Sarah Thomas.

Her body was found in Nutfield High Street by Police responding to a 999 call shortly after 6pm on Monday May 10th.

The man was arrested in the tourist resort of Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.

Police have not said if it is 39 year old David Baxendale whom they were looking to question.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Man who stalked elderly women in Croydon appears in court
A former minicab driver has denied a series of rapes and sexual assaults on elderly women over a 17 year period.

Delroy Grant - who's 52 and from south-east London - has pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey to nearly 30 charges.

He's accused of breaking into victims' homes between October 1992 and May last year.

Grant will go on trial at Woolwich Crown Court next March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Veg van parks up in Epsom

An eco-friendly initiative to bring locally-sourced fruit and vegetables to the patients, staff and visitors at St Helier Hospital has been launched.

The Veg Van, a converted milk float that is powered by electricity, rolled into the hospital grounds and set up stall in the Re:treat restaurant, offering people the chance to buy fresh, local and seasonal fruit and vegetables – including strawberries, asparagus and many other portions to go towards your five-a-day. The Veg Van will be back in the restaurant every Wednesday from 12pm – 3pm.

Marilyn Knight manages the catering services at the Trust. She said: “The Veg Van is a brilliant idea. It’s kind to the environment because it’s driven by electricity and the locally-sourced produce means that they have cut out a lot of food miles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Flag raised to support Armed Forces Day

Support for Britain’s Armed Forces was marked today with the raising of a special flag in Sutton town centre.

The Union flag – with the words “Armed Forces Day, Show Your Support” on it - was hoisted in a ceremony this morning.

The event was attended by the mayor of Sutton, Cllr Margaret Court, MPs Tom Brake and Paul Burstow, and members of the Royal British Legion, the Air and Sea Cadets, the Royal Naval Association and the Territorial Army.

Cllr Court said: “The flag is a symbol of the support we feel towards our brave warriors – the men and woman that are our sailors, soldiers and airmen.

“Your support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for our troops and their families. The UK Armed Forces magnificently defend the UK and its interests. They put themselves in harm’s way to protect our way of life and defend our nation’s interests.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

The hunt for Sutton street pastors...

At the ripe age of 83, you’d forgive Sheila Brown for staying at home and taking it easy.

But not so – she walks spends her Friday nights, walking the streets of Sutton.

Sheila’s one of the town’s 40 street pastors – local church volunteers, who give up their time to help people get home safely after a night out.

The team is on the lookout for new recruits.

They’re using Sheila as their poster girl – testament that anyone can help out – irrespective of age.

You can contact them on 07525 828640... or at their website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Fan from Crystal Palace faces court at World Cup
An England football fan who burst into the team’s dressing room in South Africa after their draw with Algeria is to appear in court later.

Mortgage advisor Pavlos Joseph from Crystal Palace claims he accidentally found himself face-to-face with David Beckham whilst looking for the toilet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am  

Wimbledon serves off
Wimbledon starts today.

Defending men's champion Roger Federer will get things underway on Centre Court against the Columbian Alejandro Falla.

British hopes once again rest on the shoulders of Andy Murray.

He begins tomorrow against Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am  

Surrey go down to Sussex
In county T20 cricket yesterday Surrey Lions suffered a 39 runs defeat to Sussex Sharks in their South Group match at the Oval.

Surrey collapsed from 57-1 to 119 all out chasing their victory target of 158.

Scores: Sussex 158-7.

Surrey 119 all out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 am  

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Bridge incident in Kingston
Police officers in Kingston have persuaded a woman from jumping off the bridge.

Drivers near Kingston Bridge faced disruption for nearly 3 hours.

Motorists were advised to avoid the route.

Scotland Yard spokesman Andrew Spencer confirmed that officers were able to lead the young women to safety just after nine o’ clock on Sunday evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

Police hunting missing Byfleet man find body

Police searching for missing 43 year old Michael Hayward found a body in Ockham Woods yesterday.

The 43 year old went missing from his home on June 8th after complaining of feeling unwell.

His car was later found abandoned in a car park in Wisley.

A post mortem and official identification are due to be carried out today. Police aren't treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Surrey's cyclists have pedal power

Over 20,000 cyclists have set off on a London to Brighton bike ride today in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

The monster group set off from Clapham Common at 6am and are hoping to be in the Sussex town by 1pm.

All money raised will go towards funding new research into the causes and cures of heart disease.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

To bow or not to bow?
British tennis star Andy Murray says he hasn't decided yet whether to bow to the Queen when she visits this year's Wimbledon championships.

Speaking ahead of the opening matches at the All England Club, the Scot says it should be down to "personal preference."

He could play in front of the Queen on Centre Court on Thursday.

It will be the monarch's first visit since 1977.

What do you think? should he bow to the Queen? Email [email protected] and we may publish your comments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

South East ambulance crews see increase in calls
Ambulance crews across the South East saw a 10% increase in calls on the night of England's first world cup game.

More than 850 were made to the service which includes dealing with calls from Surrey.

Its now urging fans to be sensible and stay safe ahead of Wednesday's big game against Slovenia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Surrey Police consultation ends
Surrey Police's period for consultation with public over how to cut spending has ended.

Their proposals will go to the Police Authority at the end of the month.

Among the expected propasals will be closing or repositioning underused police stations.

Temporary superintendent for North Surrey, Sharon Bush, says the cost of running small stations such as Ashford, with 7 visits a day, and Sunbury, with only 4, was too high.

She said they wanted to find other places where they could be available to the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Talks for new secondary school in North Kingston
Local residents are being given the opportunity to express their views about proposed plans for a new secondary school in North Kingston.

The borough faces an overcrowding issue and the site on Richmond Road is being developed to address the problem.

Over 4000 home-owners and businesses in the immediate area are being consulted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Surrey Fire Service doubles water service capacity
The Surrey Fire Service's planning to double its water rescue capacity with the purchase of a second boat.

Station manager for Spelthorne, Allen Grant, told a neighbourhood panel in Ashford that the money had been allocated for the purchase.

He hopes it'll be based at the Sunbury station.

He's training his team to deal with water incidents and told Radio Jackie there was growing need for this.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

Brazil and Ivory Coast clash
The highlight of the World Cup today sees Brazil clash against Sven-Goran Eriksson's Ivory Coast in Johannesburg.

The Swede will be looking for revenge of sorts.

The South Americans knocked England out in the quarter-finals in 2002 when he was in charge.

In the other matches Slovakia play Paraguay before Italy take on New Zealand.

Yesterday Cameroon became the first team to be eliminated after losing to Denmark.

The result also sent Holland through to the last 16.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am  

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Lucy is the News and Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

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Chloe presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

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Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

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Jacqui enjoys all sports and has had a go at most! She loves talking, current affairs, music, and walking her polar-bear-sized dog.

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David´s philosophy is you only live once so go out and grab every opportunity no matter how small.

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Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.

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John lives in Hounslow. He enjoys beer and singing with barbershop quartets and choruses, though not necessarily in that order.

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Amelia Beltrao
Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

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Abby is from Southfields and her favourite band of all time is The Killers.

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Back in the UK after six years in Brazil, Nick is missing the sun. He's a big fan of cricket, stand-up comedy and all things radio.

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Michael enjoys reading, swimming and playing songs on guitar.

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Annie grew up in Molesey. You can often find her cycling (badly) along the tow path by the river in Kingston or walking her dog Scout in Bushy Park.

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