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Saturday, 3 July 2010

Richmond Council warns new television owners to be careful with packaging

There are warnings this weekend for those who have bought new televisions to watch all the sport this summer.

Leaving the box and packaging outside for collection could be a signpost for criminals.

Richmond Council is encouraging people to recycle the packaging at centres to avoid opportunist thieves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

Carshalton primary school pupil wins national competition
A Sutton pupil’s design has beaten thousands of others to win a national competition.

Jamie Marks, who’s 7, from Victor Seymour Infants in Carshalton has been selected by the Walk to School campaign.

His badge design will be used to reward children who walk to school at least once a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 pm  

Thousands celebrate Pride in London
Thousands of people have taken part in the annual Pride event in London today.

Celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture, the London event is one of the biggest in the world.

This year, the Gay Liberation front is commemorating its 40th anniversary, the group which organised the first pride event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm  

Addlestone drugs den closed
Police have successfully closed a drug den in Addlestone following a raid.

Two people were arrested on suspicion of supplying class B drugs.

Runnymede Safer Neighbourhood Team obtained a closure order for 81 Surrey Towers, Garfield Road.

However, the order only lasts for three months
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Eco Teams hope to make Sutton greener
A new project is launching in Sutton to help people reduce their impact on the environment.

The Eco Teams are a small group of people who discuss how to make simple changes for a greener lifestyle.

Households taking part will typically cut energy bills by nearly 200 pounds a year and reduce waste by 20 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

DLR passenger arrested
A man was arrested on board the Dockhands Light Railway after becoming disorderly with a knife.

Another passenger was injured in the incident that happened on board a train around seven o’clock this morning.

No other passengers on board were hurt.

Despite the trains not having human drivers they do have CCTV, passenger alarms and patrols.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Richmond benefit cheat fined
Another benefit cheat has been caught.

43 year old Scott Rice from Richmond claimed nearly 2 thousand pounds in benefits by providing fake tenancy documents.

Magistrates sentenced him to 60 hours of unpaid work and he’ll have to pay £750 in court costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Calls to ban Wimbledon ticket touts
Being a ticket tout should be illegal at Wimbledon.

That’s the call from a Labour MP.

Backbencher Sharon Hodgson is putting forward a private members bill to prevent the reselling tickets at all major sporting events, including the Grand National and Six Nations Rugby.

At the moment, it's only illegal to resell tickets for professional football matches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Five arrested over West Norwood murder
Police have arrested a fifth person over the murder of a boy outside a school in West Norwood yesterday morning.

15 year-old Zac Olumegbon suffered multiple stab wounds during a fight.

A post mortem examination will take place today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am  

Friday, 2 July 2010

Treasury chief investigates secret of Sutton’s success

Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, today made a high-profile visit to Sutton to learn how its innovative savings programme could be duplicated by councils across the country

Alexander, the Treasury minister in charge of savings, toured the flagship Liberal Democrat borough on the first of the series of factfinding visits he will be making to authorities and organisations ahead of the Spending Review in October.

He came to Sutton to learn more about how the council works with other public bodies and involves local residents in its work as part of its efforts “to do more for less”.

Afterwards Alexander, who will make the key decisions about the country’s spending plans, said: “I think the way they are doing it in Sutton has really interesting lessons for the way we can make savings across the board.

“I was very struck by the way the police and the council are working together… in a way that is both saving money and improving safety.

“It’s a classic example of how by breaking down barriers between what might traditionally have been very discrete and different services you get better results and make savings – that’s what doing things more efficiently is all about.”

The Minister talked with the council’s leadership about the Smarter Services Sutton transformation and efficiency programme, which aims to save £30m over the next four years – while also redefining what the council does.

He then met with frontline staff and residents to discuss a series of initiatives, including how the provision of social care is being transformed in the borough; how young people are involved in decision-making processes, and how people are being encouraged to change the types of travel they use.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

International Youth Arts Festival comes back to Kingston
Following a successful first year, the International Youth Arts Festival is back in Kingston.

Starting today it runs until July 11th with over 100 events planned across the area.

Festival Director Aniela Zaba:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Twickenham junior advances to Wimbledon boys semis
Twickenham junior Oliver Golding has advanced to the semi-finals of the boys tennis competition at Wimbledon.

The 16 year-old beat Argentina’s Renzo Olivio in three sets yesterday.

He’ll now meet unseeded Australian Ben Mitchell in the semis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 am  

Surrey score pulsating win
Injury hit Surrey scored a pulsating 42 runs win over Derbyshire in their County Championship Division 2 clash at Chesterfield yesterday.

Derbyshire were bowled out for 365 in their second innings chasing a victory target of 408.

Chris Tremlett led Surrey’s depleted bowling attack with 4 for 94.

Final scores: Surrey 391 and 253.

Derbyshire 237 and 365.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 am  

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Sarah Payne remembered

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Hersham schoolgirl Sarah Payne.

The 8 year old was abducted from a cornfield near her grandparents’ home in West Sussex.She'd been playing with her two brothers and sister when she wandered off to find her parents after a minor argument.

Her body was found 16 days later in a nearby field.

Loner Roy Whiting was jailed in 2001 for her murder. In a landmark ruling in 2002, his term was extended to 50 years. He had this reduced by 10 years on an appeal earlier this month.

We asked Sarah's sister Charlotte [pictured above, centre] if a balloon release at Imber Court was a fitting tribute to her.

Photos by Darren Graham Photography
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Balloon release marks 10 years since Sarah Payne disappeared

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Hersham schoolgirl Sarah Payne.

The 8 year old was abducted from a cornfield near her grandparents’ home in West Sussex.

She'd been playing with her two brothers and sister when she wandered off to find her parents after a minor argument.

Her body was found 16 days later in a nearby field.

Loner Roy Whiting was jailed in 2001 for her murder. In a landmark ruling in 2002, his term was extended to 50 years. He had this reduced by 10 years on an appeal earlier this month.

4,000 balloons were released from Imber Court at 1.30. Event organiser Terri Stockley Hetherington.

Statement from Sarah's mum Sara.
The 1st of July has always and will always be a very difficult day for us to deal with. However, it has always been a tremendous comfort to us that so many people still remember our wonderful, vibrant, happy little Sarah, who was indeed taken from us all too soon.
This year is especially poignant as it is the 10th anniversary and we would like to thank everyone who has taken a moment to remember our Sarah.
We would especially like to thank Terri and all those who have helped her with her ‘balloon release’ event on the 1st July. It is so lovely to hear that Sarah is to be remembered as the wonderful little girl she was by the people from the area where she was born and raised. With my most sincere and heartfelt thanks Sara Payne.

Sara and Michael Payne speaking after they heard Whiting's sentence had been reduced on appeal earlier this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Third anniversary of the smoking ban
Today is the third anniversary of the smoking ban.

Legislation introduced in 2007 divided opinion but it has been a huge success in helping people give up smoking.

NHS Sutton and Merton have helped almost 9 thousand people quit the habit since 2007.

Sue Tree who manages the Stop Smoking Service told us they’ve seen an improvement in hospital figures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

London motorists asked how much they should pay for parking fines
Motorists in London are being asked how much they should pay for parking fines.

People will also be questioned about what levels of fines should be imposed for entering bus lanes and how much it should cost to be released from wheel clamps.

It’s part of a three-month consultation by Councils and Transport for London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Sandown prepares for the Coral-Eclipse
Sandown Park is busy getting ready for the biggest social event on its calender this weekend.

It’s the Coral Eclipse Day, one of the top flat racing events in the country.

David Mackinnon, who’s Managing Director there told us how they’re preparing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Police bogged down in "well-intended bureaucracy"
British policing is being bogged down in "well-intended bureaucracy" according to a police watchdog.

The Chief Inspector of Constabulary says forces are taking an overly-cautious approach - with many officers pulled off the beat to meet guidelines.

Sir Denis O'Connor – Surrey’s former chief constable cited police walking drunks home because they are worried about them dying as an example.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Surrey drinkers warned of bogus booze
Drinkers in Surrey are being warned against dangerous bogus booze.

It follows an investigation by trading standards.

They found 17 cases of customers being conned with the drink either watered down or a counterfeit product.

Fake champagne selling for £20 actually contained wine and also fake vodka containing high levels of methanol.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Sutton residents targeted by fraudsters
People in Sutton and being warned about a ‘phishing’ scam by fraudsters claiming to be working for the Council.

The fraud aims to get people to give out their bank details by convincing they are in the wrong council tax band and owed money.

A man from Wallington reported the cold caller to trading standards after he became suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Olympic sprinter loses out to horse
A sprinter has just lost out on his toughest race.

Olympic sprinter Jamie Baulch went head to head with a thoroughbred race horse last night at Kempton Park.

He was beaten by half a second over the 100- metre course.

10 thousand pounds was raised for charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Surrey firefighters could share equipment with neighbouring counties
A plan for Surrey firefighters to share specialist equipment and facilities with neighbouring counties has been put forward in a review of the service.

Surrey County Council said it carried out the review to improve safety and provide better value for money.

Services could be run with counties such as Sussex, Berkshire and Hampshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Cockney accent dying out
The Cockney accent could disappear from the East End within the next thirty years.

It may have be spoken in London for more than 500 years - but a study by Lancaster University reckons it's moving further East.

Instead an accent called 'Jafaican' - a mix of Cockney, Bangladeshi and West Indian could become common.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Surrey press for win on final day
Injury hit Surrey will push for a win on today’s final day of their division 2 county match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield.

The home side will resume their second innings on 136 for 1, needing a further 272 to reach their victory target of 408.

Surrey made 253 in their second innings but are being hampered by the loss of seamer Tim Linley who damaged his right foot on day two.

Scores: Surrey 391 and 253.

Derbyshire 257 and 136 for 1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Marathon effort from Richmond lecturer

A 24 year old sports lecturer at Richmond College is preparing for the challenge of his life.

Jason Arday will run a mammoth 30 marathons in 35 days starting on Monday July 19th.

He’s hoping to raise £5,000 for the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in Hampton and homeless charity Shelter.

To help Jason beat his target, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

Olympic Torch visits Coombe Boys School

The Olympic torch came to Coombe Boys School this week as part of it's journey around the country.

The boys were taking part in the schools annual sports day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Fears grow for stability in South Africa
Football fever may have taken over South Africa, but concerns are growing for the future of the country once the party’s over.

President Zuma and ANC Youth Leader Julius Malema have been charged for inciting hate crimes at the International Criminal Court.

Reporter Adriana Stuijt (pron: state) says the ANC isn’t acting to stop the escalating problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Surrey on top in county cricket
Surrey resume later on 50 for 1 in the second innings of their County division 2 match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield.

Surrey have an overall lead of 204 after making 391 in their first innings.

Tim Linley led the way for Surrey’s bowlers taking 4 for 13 as Derbyshire were bowled out for 237.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Man charged in connection with Ashford bank seige
A man has been charged in connection with a three-hour siege on a Barclay's bank earlier this week.

Around 15 people were taken hostage at the branch in Ashford on Monday.

36-year-old Matthew Nutley will appear at Staines Magistrates' Court later today.

He faces charges including robbery, false imprisonment and two counts of making threats to kill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 am  

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Gordon Ramsay's Chiswick pub to stay closed permanently
Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay has been forced to shut his Chiswick Gastro pub because it was in the wrong place.

The 43 year old is renowned for his work turning restaurants in trouble around.

However The Devonshire has failed to meet expectations and bring in the money needed to survive.

A small fire in the kitchen last week forced it to close – it will not reopen.

Ramsay’s company reported losses of 4.3 million pounds last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Surrey Council leader elected chairman of regional body
Surrey County Council leader Dr Andrew Povey has been elected chairman of a key regional body representing more than 10 million people.

He’s taken over as chairman of South East Strategic Leaders.

It’s an organisation dedicated to improving services to the public and shaping government policy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Paralympics sporting festival hits Surrey

Around 150 students from 10 Surrey schools took part in a range of spoting activities at the Children's Trust in Tadworth today.

It was to celebrate children with severe physical and learning disabilities in the world of sport.

Jackie News' Natalie Osborne was there along with former cricketer Phil Tufnell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Clapham Junction improvements called off
Plans to upgrade Clapham junction station have hit the buffers.

The refurbishment has been axed by the coalition Government.

Network rail had been looking at improving platforms 9 to 14 at the station – which is the busiest in Europe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Ashford recovers after yesterday's siege
The streets of Ashford are returning to normal today after an armed robbery yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to Barclays Bank on Church Road when a man marched in and held everyone inside hostage.

Negotiators eventually ended the three-hour siege and armed officers detained the 30-year-old suspect.

Jackie reporter Deborah Martin was at the scene.

She spoke to Toni James, who was on her way into the bank with her daughter when the gunman was inside.

She was confronted by armed officers

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Child Services in Surrey face major changes
There could be major changes to Child Services in Surrey.

Surrey County Council will vote on recommendations made by a report later today.

One recommendation is to place more children currently in homes with foster parents.

The council runs seven children homes, and the changes could mean savings of three hundred thousand pounds.

Staff would hopefully be redeployed, but the report suggests jobs can’t be guaranteed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Planned Northern Line closures cancelled
Planned closures on the Northern Line this summer have been cancelled by Transport for London.

On Sunday TFL announced that it had bought contractor tube lines, which had been in charge of upgrades to the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee lines.

With all its maintenance now in house, TFL has decided to return to its normal schedule.

The Bank and High Barnet branches had been due to shut at 9.30pm on Monday to Thursday from next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Tributes paid to Croydon teenager
Tributes have been paid to a Croydon teenager who died to protect her younger brother.

14 year old Lillian Groves was knocked down by a car as she rescued 8 year old Oliver from the road on Saturday evening.

She was taken to hospital but died on Sunday morning.

A 35-year-old man has been bailed until September.

Police would still like to hear from anyone who saw the accident on Headley Drive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Middlesex interested in Kevin Pietersen
Middlesex are interested in signing England's Kevin Pietersen.

The batsman, who lives in Chelsea, has been linked with a move to London.

It’s after announcing he will leave Hampshire when his contract expires this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Surrey drivers warned after recent thefts
Police are warning drivers to be careful with their keys after two high performance cars were stolen from driveways in Surrey Heath.

An audi worth thirty thousand pounds and a BMW were taken early on Thurdsay morning after thieves got in to two houses to take keys.

PC Debbie Reece of Surrey Police said that the thieves are oppportunists, and warned car owners to keep windows and doors locked at night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

London drug gang jailed
Four men have been jailed at Kingston Crown Court for their part in a 1-million pound drugs conspiracy.

All pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs.

They were part of a gang cutting and distributing cocaine and cannabis through a network of safe houses in London.

They was sentenced to 12 years in total.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Tadworth teen charged with robbery and possession of a firearm
A teenager has been charged with robbery and possession of a firearm after two dog walkers were robbed of cash in Tadworth.

The 18-year-old was arrested on last night by police investigating an incident in woodland near The Avenue on Sunday afternoon.

Two women were approached by a man and made to hand over cash.

The teenager is due before South East Surrey Magistrates' Court later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Half of London parents admit fuelling teens summer drinking
New research has shown that almost half of London parents buy alcohol for their 16 and 17 year olds.

Drinkaware say that parents are often unintentionally fuelling summer drinking.

Siobhain McCann from the charity told us what their recent survey found.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Hostage speaks after bank siege in Ashford

A man held hostage in an attempted bank robbery in Middlesex has been speaking about his traumatic experience.

15 people were detained by a gunman during a three-hour siege at a Barclays in Ashford yesterday.

Dan Beedell said a gun was put to his head and hostages were forced to put on matching boiler suits.

A man in his 30s is in custody after being arrested.

Photos by Darren Graham Photography
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 am  

Monday, 28 June 2010

Armed police have sealed off an area around a bank in Ashford.

Just before four this afternoon police received reports of a man with a firearm entering Barclays Bank in Church Road.

A number of people were in the bank at the time and its believed the man is still inside the premises.

Church Road and Fordbridge Road are shut.

Police are advising people to avoid the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Wimbledon touts employ solicitors to avoid prosecution
Touts are allegedly employing solicitors to help them avoid prosecution.

Illegal tickets to see Andy Murray at Wimbledon can go for up to 20 thousand pounds each.

Police have set up a dispersal zone around the tennis tournament
but some touts are able to escape arrest by exploiting a loophole.

As the tournament is not classed as a designated sporting event, touts are able to use certain wording when selling tickets on.

This leaves police powerless to act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

500,000 roadworks to take place in London this year
Road works are taking over London.

Figures from Transport for London show there will be 500 thousand works in place this year.

That’s 69 for every mile of the Capital’s 7,250 mile network.

In Chiswick works on the Hogarth Flyover that were due to finish this week have been extended until next weekend.

The London Ambulance has reported 20 minutes delays in dealing with some situations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Mitcham student to receive prestigious Diana Award
An A level student from Mitcham is to receive a prestigious award for nursing her friend while he was dying of cancer.

18 year old Sophie Hartwell moved Chris Day into her family home for the last month of his life.

He passed away in February.

Sophie is one of 70 people to receiving the Diana Award, named after Princess Diana, at a ceremony today.

She says she took Chris in as he had no links with his birth parents and nursed him from her bedroom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Foxes terrorise Wimbledon family
A family from Wimbledon say they are being held hostage by foxes who keep breaking into their garden.

Simon and Rachel Harrison say they won’t allow their two year old son Daniel to play outside in case the animals turn vicious.

The pair claim Merton Council has refused to cull the animals which are apparently running wild.

There are an estimated 10,000 in the capital.

A spokesman for Merton says they’d never ignore a call for help and a pest control officer will visit the Harrisons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Kingston art fraudsters to be sentenced this week
Two men will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court this week, for selling fake artwork on eBay.

Grant Champkins-Howard from Croydon and Lee Parker sold works they claimed were by the famous street artist Banksy.

The pair admit conspiracy to defraud.

They’re reappearing on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Gardeners warned of soil dryness due to warm weather
Gardeners are being issued with a warning.

The RHS at Wisley says soil dryness has already reached levels usually seen in late July and August.

They say 4 inches of rain is needed to restore full moisture capacity to the soil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Stewardess arrested at Heathrow for trying to smuggle 3kg of cocaine into the UK
An air stewardess has been charged with trying to smuggle 3 kg of cocaine into the UK.

Elphia Dlamini was arrested at Heathrow off a flight from South Africa on Saturday morning.

The 42-year old was a crew member on a South African Airways flight from Johannesburg.

A sniffer dog found 120-thousand pounds worth of the Class A drug.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Fetcham woman defrauded out of life savings speaks out about her ordeal
A former legal secretary from Fetcham who was defrauded out of almost 200-thousand pounds has spoken out about her ordeal.

The woman was duped by a man who said her roof needed fixing and then be series of other fraudsters.

The victim who wishes to remain anonymous says she feels awful and silly after losing her life savings.

Police are hoping her appeal may encourage people with information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Manhunt launched after Dorking robbery
Surrey Police have launched a manhunt, after an antiques shop in Dorking was robbed.

It happened at seven in the evening, the Sunday-before-last Antique Elegance on West Street.

The men stole several oil paintings and furniture in the raid.

The men are both white, in they’re late-fifties with scruffy grey or white hair.

They were seen leaving in a dirty, white Mercedes Sprinter van, but with a dark coloured sliding door.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Unite reject latest offer from British Airways
The Unite union says there's "nil" chance it'll recommend the latest pay offer from British Airways to its Heathrow-based members.

The offer was made to cabin crew on Friday.

Unite has made something of a compromise though.

It’s agreed to postpone a strike ballot of cabin crew for further action over the summer holidays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

Ali Dizaei to appeal again
Sacked police commander Ali Dizaei is to ask a panel of judges to reconsider his appeal against his conviction and sentence.

The 47-year-old was jailed in February after being found guilty of attempting to frame an Iraqi businessman when they fell out over money.

The former Hounslow Commander believes he has grounds to prove his trial was unfair and that his four-year jail term was too harsh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Sutton Young People’s Champion Wins National Award

Sutton’s “young people’s champion” has won newcomer of the year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Daniel Ayeni, who manages the Manor Park Children’s Centre, picked up the award for his leadership and outstanding contribution to providing local community services at the Children’s Star Awards.

Mr Ayeni has been instrumental in setting up a successful group which allows fathers to attend play sessions with their children. He has also had substantial success in encouraging minority groups to use the service.

He received his award at a gala dinner in central London last Wednesday, hosted by BBC Political Correspondent Reeta Chakrabarti. The event was also attended by clinical psychologist and TV personality Linda Papadopoulos and Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Businesses in Wandsworth urged to "Go Green"...
Commercial waste in Wandsworth is coming under the spotlight.

A scheme – helping traders send less rubbish to landfill’s been launched in the borough.

The Go Green Plus project aims to halve the amount of waste sent to the tip.

More than a hundred businesses have already used it.

Further information on Go Green Plus can be found at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Hamilton tops F1 drivers championship
Britain's Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead at the top of the Formula One Drivers' Championship to six points.

The Woking based McLaren driver finished second in the European Grand Prix, behind Sebastian Vettel who moves up to third.

World champion Jenson Button was third in Valencia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am  

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Supersize Surrey
Calling all TV star wannabes!

Channel 4's Supersize Versus Superskinny is looking to recruit volunteers from Surrey and SW London for its next series.

Participants are put through a rigorous 12 week programme with the help of professional doctors and dieticians.

Researcher Avril Bevan says now's the chance to get some help - whether you're overweight, or drastically under.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

Operation Lockout in Richmond
People in Richmond are being encouraged to Love Thy Neighbour.

A new campaign has been launched by the council to help the vulnerable and elderly.

A network of nominated neighbours will keep an eye on the less able as part of Operation Lockout.

They'll report suspicious behaviour to help combat break ins and distraction burglaries.

The initiative has been hailed a success in nearby Fulwell and Hampton Hill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Lavender Hill festival
The Lavender Hill Festival takes place today.

Market stalls will line the pavement between 11 and 5 and the entire street will be decked-out in lavender.

The festival has been organised by Wandsworth Council and the local buseiness community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

Heatwave hits Surrey
Forecasters are predicting that today will be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures soaring past 30 celsius.

The hottest place yesterday afternoon was Wisley which reached 27.7.

The bookies have now slashed the odds that the highest ever UK temperature will be beaten.

That honour lies with Brogdale, bear Faversham in Kent, which notched up 38.5 in 2003.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Ambulance Crews across South-east
Ambulance crews across the South East are getting to patients faster.

New figures show crews reached 76% of life threatening calls within 8 minutes.

The service has also seen a 6% increase in 999 calls over the last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home anniversary
Celebrations to mark the anniversary of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home continue this weekend.

The famous centre opened its doors 150 years ago but the only recently started taking in felines.

Most are re-homed, with only the very sick and dangerous being destroyed.

The sympathetic mantra has been the same since the Pathe news of the 40's.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Litter crackdown in Wandsworth
A big crackdown on litter lout's is underway across Wandsworth.

Anti-litter squads are clamping down on people who throw their rubbish on the streets.

People who drop any kind of litter, including cigarette butts and chewing gum, will be handed an on-the-spot £80 fine.

The operation, which will be carried out in the coming days, will focus on the area around the Southside shopping centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 am  

Hamilton and Button hunt victory in Valencia
Sebastian Vettel will start the European Formula One Grand Prix on pole position later.

The Red Bull driver will be joined on the front row by team-mate Mark Webber.

Woking based McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton is third on the grid with Jenson Button back in seventh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Woking woman charged for running brothel
A Woking woman has been charged with managing a brothel.

28-year-old Hanna Morris has been is charged with managing a brothel in the Constitution Hill area of the town.

A 50 year-old woman and a 39 year-old man have also been charged in connection with the running of the brothel.

The three are due to appear before Woking magistrates on Tuesday July 8th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

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