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Saturday, 17 July 2010

Spelbound compete in the World Championships in Acrobatic Gymnastics

Britain’s Got Talent winners Spelbound are competing in the World Championships in Acrobatic Gymnastics this weekend.

The Spelthorne group who train in Bedfont are in Poland for the competition.

One of the gymnasts, Adam Buckingham told us how difficult it can be for the sport to be recognised.

Their coach Nick Griffith told us how they would like it to be made an Olympic sport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Egham Leisure Centre attempts to brake world record
Star jumps will be the order of the day at Egham Leisure Centre next Sunday.

They’re attempting to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in two minutes.

A Guinness World Record adjudicator will attend the Runnymede event, where at least 250 people are needed to take part.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Wandsworth prisoners set for compensation after food poisoning
More than 300 prisoners in Wandsworth are to get up to five thousand pounds in compensation each after they got food poisoning from sandwiches.

The Mirror claims the eggs in their food weren’t cooked properly.

Dozens of wardens at Wandsworth Prison also got ill.

The total bill is expected to reach half a million pounds and according to the paper, inmates are looking forward to their payments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Goldtrail Travel goes bust
A New Malden travel company has gone into administration this evening leaving 16 thousand people overseas.

Goldtrail Travel Limited operated flights and holiday packages from various UK airports to Turkey and Greece.

The Civil Aviation Authority is making arrangements for customers of the company to be flown home at the end of their holidays.

There are no more outbound flights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am  

Pet attacks in Runnymede
Police in Runnymede want help in finding who’s been shooting cats in the borough with air rifles.

There have been five incidents in recent months.

The latest victim was a black cat in Virginia Water who died from the injuries earlier this week.

Surrey Police say they are determined to track down the offenders and they’d like to hear from anyone who's had a pet that's been injured in this way or has information that could help their investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 am  

Election Expenses row for Richmond Park MP
Richmond Park’s MP has appeared on Channel Four news tonight to refute claims he breached election spending limits.

After an extended row with the presenter Jon Snow over whether he had refused to give the programme an interview when the story ran last night, Zac Goldsmith said the allegations were nonsense.

A report by Channel 4 news and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism said that the cost of election materials such as jackets and signs did not match what had been claimed electoral expenses.

Mr. Goldsmith said the report of his expenses had been scrupulously prepared and added he will make a complaint to the broadcasting watchdog, Ofcom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Friday, 16 July 2010

Student lands dream TV role down under
A British teenager is swapping Essex for Erinsborough - after winning a dream role in Neighbours.

18 year-old Gabriella Darlington, from Chelmsford in Essex, will star as Poppy Rogers.

She’ll start filming on Monday. Olivia Kennett from Brentford narrowly missed out on the role. She made it to the final four. 1,600 applied.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Guildford firm amongst those fined
Families affected by the Buncefield oil depot explosion say the fines for the companies involved aren't even a slap on the wrist.

Five firms in cluding TAV ltd have been ordered to pay 5-point-35 million pounds between them - and more than 4 million in costs.

They breached health and safety and environmental offences.

The explosion in Hertfordshire in 2005 could be heard 125 miles away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Feltham girl drowned trying to rescue cousin
It’s emerged the Feltham girl who drowned in a lake in Gloucestershire had been trying to rescue her cousin.

15 year old Kajil Devi died while on a family day out at the Cotswold water Park on Sunday.

But its emerged she fell into the water while trying to stop the boat her 8 year old cousin was in from drifting too far away.

Her brother today paid tribute to her but said she could hardly swim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Hounslow's Polyclinic introduces breast cancer screening unit
Breast cancer screening is now available in the Heart of Hounslow’s Polyclinic.

Previously only mobile screening vans had been available for women.

However a unit has now been developed on site for so women aged 50 to 70 can be screened every three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

New book contains short stories set in all London Boroughs
The publication of a new anthology, 33 London, explores this busy and exciting city.

The new book contains a short story set in each of the 33 London Boroughs.

A diversity of authors contributed to the book which has two volumes, one for London East and the other London West.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Bus pass entitlement age to be raised from 60 to 65
Elderly people face having to wait longer for their bus pass.

Transport Secretary & Runnymeade MP Philip Hammond says he plans to increase the entitlement age from 60 to 65, by 2020.

The move, announced in Alistair Darling's last Budget, is predicted to save 60 million pounds annually.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Harlequins' Luke Williamson retires from game at end of season
Harlequins' Luke Williamson has announced he will retire from the game at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old Australian is currently sidelined with a foot injury.

He joined Quins in 2008 and has made 36 Super League appearances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Four people injured in car crash
4 people have been injured after a crash in Fetcham.

The accident involving 2 cars happened on Wednesday night on Cobham Road.

An investigation is underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Funding for new secondary school in Kingston is scrapped
Funding for a new secondary school in North Kingston was scrapped last week when the government axed the Building Schools for the Future Programme.

However, Council Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Education Liz Green told Radio Jackie the new school will be opened in 2015 as scheduled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Channel 4 defend report about Richmond Park MP
Channel Four says they stand fully behind their report about Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith's electoral expenses.

Mr Goldsmith claimed the broadcaster was trying to trash his reputation, and had not offered him a right of reply.

In a statement Channel 4 News said he was given ample opportunity to respond on the record to their questions.

They refute any suggestion that the Tory MP was targeted simply because he is a high-profile figure.

The Electoral Commission's received a report on the allegations.

Mr Goldsmith says Channel Four is guilty of 'the worst kind of dishonest journalism'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 am  

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Trust invites local people to have their say in ‘The Big Conversation’

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is asking patients, visitors and local people, as well as its staff and volunteers, for their views on car parking at Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals.

The review, called ‘The Big Conversation’, was launched on Monday (12 July) and means that people can easily give their views on a variety of aspects of parking at the Trust’s hospitals.

Local people can visit for more information and to complete the survey, or email [email protected] for more information.

Hard copies are also available from the main reception areas at Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

Man charged with manslaughter to appear in court
A man will appear at Croydon Crown Court on Monday charged with manslaughter.

50 year old Martin Newman from Romford also faces charges of importing Cocaine into the UK.

It’s after a 63 year old man died and two other men were hospitalised after consuming a toxic substance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

New crime figures in Surrey and across London have dropped
Crime in Surrey and across London is down by 1 per-cent – nationally the figure is 9 per-cent.

In Surrey there were increases in the number of violent crimes, robberies, burglaries, and drug offences.

But the county saw a drop in sex offences, vehicle crime, and criminal damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Men accused of drug offences appear in court
Four men accused of drug offences have appeared in court.

All are accused of conspiring to supply more than 6 million pounds worth of cocaine.

30 year old Rhys Boughton from Staines and 3 others were remanded in custody and will re-appear in court in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Shocking new figures on rail crimes over past year
People are being warned about the dangers of trespassing on railway tracks.

This comes after Network Rail released shocking new figures about the number of rail crimes over the past year.

Almost 1,000 incidents of trespass and vandalism involving young people have been recorded in London and the South East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Commander of Merton Police leaves to join MET's human resources department
The commander of Merton police is leaving.

Chris Bourlet had been in the position for 3 and a half years and is moving to the Met’s human resources department.

Chief Superintendant Dick Wolfenden will cover the post until a full time replacement is appointed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Donations for stranded fire victims
People are being asked to donate their unwanted goods to those left stranded by Monday’s fire in Kingston.

The Madingley Block on the Cambridge estate went up in flames leaving its residents temporarily homeless.

The top four floors of the 15 storey block were left entirely gutted. The council is trying to rehome those residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Life imprisonment for two men after double murder in West Norwood
Two men have been sentenced to life in prison after a double murder in West Norwood.

Claudio Lamponi, from Norwood, and Massimo Manai have been told they must serve a minimum of 33 years behind bars after the gruesome murder of Luciano Sciano, and his flatmate Donald MacPherson.

49 year old Sciano suffered 26 separate knife wounds after being caught out while watching television.

60 year old MacPherson was attacked while he slept and had his face smashed in with a clothes iron.

The father of four suffered 80 injuries.

On sentencing Judge Richard Hone told the murderers that the sentence reflected the seriousness of their ‘evil deeds’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Proposal to install a water pipe across Banstead Heath
Sutton and East Surrey water says it wants to install a water main across Banstead Heath instead of under the A217.

The pipe, which will cost 2.5 million pounds, would mean the land popular with walkers is dug up.

Its so water can be carried from Mogador to storage reservoirs three miles away at Burgh Heath.

The company says it would cause more disruption if the busy A road was dug up instead of the common land.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Crime falls across the country
The latest crime statistics out today shows that nationally crime has fallen. The stats combine results from the British Crime Survey and police reported crime.

Michelle Quinn reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Three men in a crumbling car....

We’ve all heard of three men in a boat, but how about three men driving 10 thousand miles in 21 days in a crumbling car?

Three South Londoners are doing just that in the Mongol Rally, raising money for Help for Heroes and an orphanage in Mongolia.

To sponser them go to

Will Berry who’s from Barnes told us what the challenge involves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

Detectives continue investigating rapes in Woking
Enquiries are continuing into two rapes in Woking.

An 18 year old was attacked in Boundary Park last Friday and a 25 year old was assualted in Goldsworth Park on Sunday night.

Detectives are carrying out house to house enquiries and looking at CCTV in the area.

Chris Smith from Surrey Police gave us this update.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Claygate dentist fills his time with sponsored charity walk

Staff from dental practice raise money for Shooting Star with coast to coast walk

A dentist from Claygate has completed the first half of the Coast to Coast walk across the north of England. Along with his practice manager Pauline Davis, Roger Davis completed the 90 mile walk in aid of The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, which provides care, support and advice for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families.

Patients and staff at the Hare Lane Dental Practice in Claygate supported the pair by raising £700 in sponsorship. The route, which is 190 miles in its entirety, takes walkers across northern England and passes some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the country.

Roger said: ‘It was rather challenging with some long days and steep climbs. The route over the Lakeland fells isn’t signposted, so we did manage to get lost a couple of times!’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Young and old line up to dance together in Sutton

Teenagers and older people proved age was no barrier at a special event which aimed to close the generation gap this week.

Dancing moves to give Dizzee Rascal or Dizzy Gillespie a run for their money, helped around a hundred residents to find some common ground and get talking.

The intergenerational sports and lunch event, organised by Sutton Council, which sought to create greater understanding and affinity between the two age groups, took place at Westcroft Leisure Centre on Wednesday.

Fifty youngsters from Carshalton Boys Sports College and 50 older members of Evergreens leisure club took part in games of table tennis, bowls, short tennis and badminton before sharing lunch and then line dancing together.

With the boys aged between 11 and 14 and the Evergreens ranging from 50 – 90-years-old, the activities were designed to be suitable for all abilities as well as being fun and interactive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Londoners rarely travel outside the M25
People in Wandsworth are the most likely to travel outside the capital at the weekend.

That’s according to a new survey that found Londoners rarely travel outside the M25.

On average people in Croydon leave the city just 6 times, compared with Wandsworth’s 8 times a year.

Andrew Robertson from the Association of Train Operating Companies told us why he thinks Londoners are reluctant to leave.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

Beckham in Bedfont
He’s used to the luxuries LA has to offer – but today David Beckham was in Bedfont.

The footballer gave an exclusive interview to yahoo dot com web chat.

He was speaking about England’s world cup exit and says the players, not Fabio Capello, must shoulder the blame.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

New Victim Support drop in service in Chessington
The Victim Support service in Kingston has set up a new drop in centre in Chessington.

Statistics show that one in four women and one in eight men are expected to experience some form of domestic violence during their lifetimes. An increase in cases was also seen during the World Cup.

The drop in centre is at the Hook Centre in Chessington every Friday morning. With two independent domestic violence advisor's, a specialist children's worker and black and minority outreach worker, the centre is equipped to support victims from across all social, economic and cultural boundaries.

Ramona Aboukeer and Julia Metcalfe from Victim Support told us why the service is needed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Surrey school buses to be cut back
School bus services are being cut back in Surrey.

Officials say the service is costing too much and being underused with each pupil being subsided by 750 pounds a year.

Discussions have been taking place with headteachers to make sure that those who most need the journeys still get them.

The changes will be introduced next year and will save the county around 800 thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

New fire engines for Surrey
Surrey is to buy a whole fleet of new fire engines.

Officials think they will save money as they’ll be more fuel efficient and they’ll be more reliable.

The current fleet would have needed around five and half thousand pounds of work just to keep them on the road. Instead they’ll be sold off at auction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Egham house severely damaged in arson attack
A suspected arson attack at a house in Egham has left the owners with more than a thousand pounds worth of repairs.

Neighbours helped firefighters put out the blaze when it broke out on Monday night in Vicarage Road.

No-one was injured.

Detectives are now trawling through CCTV as part of their investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Spurs lure Joe Cole
After signing an extended deal yesterday Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is stepping up his bid to lure Joe Cole to the club.

The former Chelsea winger was released when his contract expired in the summer.

But a potential stumbling block could be Cole’s excessive wage demands.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Telephone fraudsters target Spelthorne residents
Spelthorne Neighbourhood Watch are warning residents of a telephone scam.

A security company using the name SAS has been offering free alarm installation.

But Surrey Police have confirmed the offer is a scam and are advising people not to pass on any personal information.

Anyone who think they may have come into contact with the company should call 0845 125 2222.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Kingston fire investigation is ongoing and residents could be homeless for months
Investigations have started into what caused a 15 storey tower block to catch fire in Kingston yesterday.

Crews battled for over three hours to get the blaze on the Cambridge estate under control. A 32 year old woman remains in police custody after being arrested last night.

It’s just over a year since 6 people died in a tower block blaze in Camberwell.

An investigation revealed hundreds of blocks in the capital don’t undergo vital fire safety checks.

Although Kingston wasn’t found to have any dangerous tower blocks, this resident thinks lessons haven’t been learned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Girl tells of rescue at Cambridge Road fire
The mother of a ten month old baby trapped in a burning building in Kingston has spoken of her terror.

34 year old Sharon O’Shea was locked out of her 15th floor flat on the Cambridge estate when fire broke out yesterday.

Passer by 22 year old Tommy Mackay went into the burning building to rescue Layla. He managed to kick the door down and return the baby safely to her mother.

Tommy says the conditions on the way back up the block were bad.

This girl witnessed the rescue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Fire brings Kingston to a standstill

Fire crews have tackled a large blaze at a block of flats in Kingston.

It broke out in a tower block in St Peters Road on the Cambridge Estate.

The blaze gutted the 13th, 14th and 15th floors of the 15 storey Madingley building.

There are no reports of any injuries. Over 100 fire fighters were in attendance using cranes to douse the smoke.

The whole block and surrounding homes have been evacuated for the night.

The residents forced to leave have been taken to nearby Piper community hall.

"We are assessing what people's needs will be," a council spokesman said.

Some residents told us they were unhappy with the response from the brigade and lessons should have been learned from the Camberwell tower block fire that killed six people last July.

This woman lives on the ground floor.

One listener sent us in this footage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Children given afternoon out to remember

Disney Pixar gave Shooting Star an exclusive preview of Toy Story 3 (which premiers on July 19) at The Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly Circus.

The Batkin family from Kingston, were one of the many families who attended, pictured with Patron with Tony Hadley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Woking sex attacks are investigated by police
Police are investigating two sex attacks in Woking.

A 25 year old woman was raped in Goldsworth Park on Sunday night.

On Friday another attack happened in Boundary Park.

Police are investigating similarities between the two incidents.

The suspect’s white with a tanned complexion, aged between 30 and 35 – about 5 foot 9with a podgy build.

He was wearing black trousers, shoes and a top.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Surrey County Council's review of services could save millions
Surrey County Council could save nearly 23-million pounds over the next four years.

The authority is carrying out reviews of all its services.

Areas affected include children's care, the fire service, recruitment, advertising and waste disposal.

About 11-million pounds would be saved by increasing independence for people with physical and sensory disabilities.

Cutting agency staff and advertising costs would save 4 million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

Police urge public not to call 999 when reporting non-urgent incidents
The MET are asking people not to call their emergency line unless absolutely necessary.

Calls to the number are 10% higher during June and July.

When reporting a non-urgent incident people should call 0300 123 1212.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Fulham want US national coach as new manager
It's claimed Fulham want to hire the coach of the US national side to be their new manager.

Bob Bradley's side won Group C at the World Cup - finishing ahead of England.

Fulham are looking to replace Roy Hodgson, who's left to take over at Liverpool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Chatsworth Primary School go green
Chatsworth Primary school in Hounslow has been named as one of London’s greenest.

More than 50 schools have been taking part in the Capital Growth Scheme over the last 6 months.

During the contest, pupils had to prove why they were best at being self sufficient.

Chatsworth grew rhubarb in the headmaster’s shoes. They’ll get a master class from a top celebrity gardener yet to be decided.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Blind man admits groping woman
A blind Croydon man has admitted groping a woman.

55 year-old Neil Middleshurst inappropriately touched a female passenger as he was being transferred from Springfield Hospital in Tooting where he is a patient, to his mother’s house in Sutton.

He’ll be sentenced at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Tributes to Feltham girl found dead in lake
Tributes are being paid to a girl from Feltham who’s died.

The 15 year old was pulled from a lake at Cotswold Water Park in Gloucestershire on Sunday after she went missing.

She’d been on a day out with her parents when they lost sight of her.

She died in hospital in Swindon yesterday afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Monday, 12 July 2010

Radio St Helier marks 40 years of broadcasting

Old and new friends gathered at Radio St Helier recently to celebrate the radio station’s 40th birthday.

Former volunteers and special guests, including ‘Ab fab’ actress June Whitfield CBE and Minister of State for Care Services and MP for Sutton and Cheam, Paul Burstow, mingled with current members and presenters at the birthday bash. Also in attendance was the Deputy Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Sheila Andrews and Trust Chairman, John Davey.

Radio St Helier, which is run entirely by volunteers, first broadcast on 6 June 1970 and 40 years later, is still going strong. To mark the milestone, the station made a nine day external broadcast on the FM frequency and the internet. During that time Radio St Helier, which is usually only heard by the patients within the hospital, was able to reach further into the local community and around the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Sutton High Street was turned into a rainforest today.

It’s to kick start the borough’s summer festival.

The centre of town was transformed into a piece of the Amazon by pupils from Stanley Park and Beddington Park schools.

There was a bird display with a 10 foot giant puppet the main attraction of the day and a carnival procession.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Getting to the bottom of the hole mystery

Sutton Council is appealing to residents to fill them in on what caused a 5m deep hole to appear on Sutton Green.

The mystery hole was discovered on Tuesday (6 July) by Sutton Council staff and has now been cordoned off ahead of excavation work being carried out.

One theory put forward is that the roof of an old World War II air raid shelter, which was buried under the park, has caved in.

Staff from the borough’s archives have dug through council records from 1939 and 1940, revealing that plans were made to create three air raid trenches on the Green.

An aerial photograph of the area also seems to indicate the presence of three structures. However, in the absence of firm evidence, Sutton Council is appealing to residents who know anything to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Merton Priory could become a World Heritage Site
Merton Priory is one of nearly 40 places across the country competing to become World Heritage Sites.

Located just under the Merantum Way Bridge, the remains of the Augustine Abbey are looked after by the Merton Priory Trust.

Marcus Beale, who’s the Chairman, told us why the Priory should be a World Heritage Site.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Expert Patient Programme for Kingston residents
Kingston’s Expert Patients Programme helps sufferers of long term illness become ‘self managers’ of their condition.

Almost thirty percent of people are effected by long term illnesses such as epilepsy or arthiritis.

Hans Schrauder, who’s the coordinator, told us what the programme involves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Pupils learn about the work of police dogs

Youngsters got the chance to see how police dogs help catch criminals during a police visit to St Mary’s Junior School, Carshalton, on Monday.

Specialist officers from the Met Police Dog Training Centre at Keston provided live demonstrations of a dog following a scent and a man being chased and caught by a dog.

Officers from the Carshalton Central Safer Neighbourhoods Team showed the youngsters some of their police equipment and what it is used for, explained how finger prints are taken and provided advice on personal safety.

The children were also shown a number of jars containing different drugs and they were told about the impact that drug taking could have on their lives.

The police visit was organised by PCSOs Jaime Boulton and Helen Dolce from Carshalton Central SNT as part of their team’s continuing community engagement programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Puppy love in Sutton

Officers at Sutton Police station had to cope with a real handful of mischief on Thursday when they temporarily took over the care of a tiny Staffordshire puppy called Bruno.

He was brought in by officers who had been called to a disturbance at an address in Carshalton.

On arrival at the address, officers found that no crime had been committed.

However, the disturbance led to the man at the address leaving immediately to spend some time with a friend whilst the woman at the property stated that ‘if he was leaving, the puppy had to go too!’

So the puppy was brought back to the police station.

Too small to be accommodated in the kennels in the back yard, Bruno was temporarily housed in the headphone cabinet in station’s control room where he received a regular supply of dog biscuits and attention from visiting officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Snaphappy International! goes global

Photographs currently on show at the Rose Theatre Kingston will also be displayed in public spaces across the world, including Kingston’s partner cities of Gwanak-gu, Korea and a Korean Subway [pictured] and Oldenburg in Germany.

Snaphappy International! is a global photography project for young people aged 7 to 18 from Kingston and its partner cities. Young people were invited to take photographs that show why they love their home town or city - a place, a sight, their home, their school, or anything that is important to them – and provide a written commentary about why they chose this to photograph.

Snaphappy International! exhibitions will be held in; Oldenburg; Gwanak-gu; Kingston, Jamaica; Moster, Norway and Hohhot in Inner Mongolia, China.

Gwanak-gu’s exhibition is already under way in prominent locations, including the City Hall and an underground station. Oldenburg is planning an exhibition in their culture centre in the autumn.

The images for the exhibition can be viewed online at a site developed by the IT team in Gwanak-gu -

The website will stay live so that any young person can submit an image of their own for others to see. For further information, please contact [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

We’ll help you stay on the ball with new telephone call
Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals are extending the reminder service they offer to patients, as people failing to turn up to their appointments continues to cost the Trust millions of pounds per year.

Earlier this year, the Trust launched a messaging service which sends a text message to patients reminding them of their appointment details approximately one week before they are due in to the hospital.

Now, as part of the ongoing challenge to reduce the number of people who do not attend their appointments, the Trust has launched a new telephone service which calls patients – reminding them of their appointment and confirming their attendance.

Charlotte Hamilton is Deputy Director of Operations and she is spearheading the Trust’s work in this area. She said: “Our aim is to ensure as many patients as possible receive the care that they need. By providing a reminder, we can help those patients who may have forgotten their appointment and also make it easier for patients who wish to cancel or rearrange their appointment to do so.

The service is free of charge for those who wish to participate and if you do not wish to receive a call or text, opting out is simple. To opt out of the service, you will need to call our appointments centre on 020 8296 2968. Calls to this number are charged at a standard rate.

Patients can also change or cancel their appointments by calling the appointments centre direct on 020 8296 2968 or by visiting the Trust’s website -
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Shots fired in Streatham
Police are appealing for information following a shooting incident in Streatham on Saturday afternoon.

Officers were called to Adare Walk after reports of gunshots.

No one was injured but several cars were damaged.

The gunman is thought to be in his late teens and described as being of mixed race.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am  

Surrey score emphatic win
Surrey’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the county Twenty20 competition are still alive.

The Lions scored an emphatic 8 wicket victory over leaders Sussex at Arundel yesterday.

Skipper Rory Hamilton-Brown hit an unbeaten 87 to lead Surrey past Sussex's total of 121 for eight with eight wickets and 10 balls to spare.

Final scores: Sussex 121 for 8.

Surrey 122 for 2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am  

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Epsom Doctor Jailed
A doctor from Epsom’s been jailed for four and a half years for sexual assaults.

45 year old Adil Shareef was found guilty of one count of indecent assault which took place when he was a doctor at Epsom’s Old Cottage Hospital surgery in 2003.

He was also found guilt of three counts of sexual assault on patients and one against a female member of staff at the Fountain Practice in Ewell between 2004 and 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Youth Consultant to be sentenced
A youth consultant has admitted grooming a 13 year old girl for sex online.

Simon Beard appeared in court for a plea hearing via video link from Wandsworth prison.

The 56 year old’s job was to advise young people on their sexual development.

The National Youth Agency worker had arranged to meet the girl for sex at Gunnersbury Tube Station in April when he was caught by undercover reporters.

He’ll be sentenced on August 6th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

Richmond residents to enjoy council tax freeze
Richmond Residents are to enjoy a council tax freeze next year.

The council has announced bills will be frozen even though its going ahead with planned budget cuts.

Over a million pounds is to be slashed from its funding. A spokesman maintains frontline services will be safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

Shepperton woman admits two charges of benefit fraud
A Shepperton woman has admitted two charges of benefit fraud at Staines Magistrates Court.

Greta Bridges received more than £15,000 in benefits between 2007 to 2009 which she was not entitled to because she failed to declare she had started work.

She’s been given a 12 month community order under which she must perform 40 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £100
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Rising numbers of STI's in Kingston
Eight hundred Chlamydia cases were diagnosed last year at Kingston’s sexual health clinic, the Wolverton Centre.

Kingston Hosptial has launched a new website to address the rising numbers of STI’s in the area.

The website will provide information and advice about sexual health and services at the clinic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Richmond Council pledge half a million to fix potholes
Richmond Council has pledged half a million pounds to take the borough’s pot holes to task.

The cash injection was announced at a meeting on Tuesday night.

The Council’s glossy magazines are also to be axed to save money –

and moves have been taken to scrap the ineffective CO2 based parking charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Kingston parents urged not to panic over the Education Secretary
Parents in Kingston are being urged not to panic following the recent announcement by the Education Secretary.

Hundreds of schools had their regeneration hopes dashed after Michael Gove axed the Building schools for the future programme.

Mums and Dads were hoping the scheme would provide a new 8th form entry secondary at the North Kingston Centre site.

It was just one of the projects dumped.

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith agrees with Mr Gove’s decision – but says the fight for a new school will continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Fears for London Underground expansion
There are fears for the future of London Underground’s expansion plans.

Runnymede & Weybridge MP – and Transport Secretary – Phillip Hammond is looking to weild the axe on various projects.

The Teasury is thought to be looking at cutting the country’s transport budget by as much at 40-percent.

Earlier this year it was announced Northern line users would be forced to change at Kennington to access the West End from the south.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

5 Hammersmith policmen hailed as "the incredibles"
Five policemen have been hailed The Incredibles after chasing and disarming a teenager with a gun.

PC’s James Berry, Stuart Higgs, Jonathan Lowe, Dion Bird and Adrian Pine have been honoured at the Police Bravery Awards.

While on patrol they responded to reports of two teenagers stealing a moped in Hammersmith.

They tracked the pair down and were fired at three times by one of the suspects before managing to arrest one of them.

They were handed their awards at a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Weybridge-based recruiters returns to global jobs market
One of the world's biggest recruiters says confidence is beginning to return to the global jobs market.

Weybridge-based Michael Page International's announced a gross second quarter profit of 111-million pounds.

That's a 14 per cent rise on the first three months and an increase of more than 30 per cent on the same period last year.

The firm puts its performance down to greater permanent recruitment activity and diversification of its business overseas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Brixton teenager remanded in custody
A teenager accused of killing a 15-year-old boy outside a school has been remanded in custody.

Zac Olumegbon, from Brixton Hill was stabbed at the gates of Park Campus School in West Norwood last Friday.

A 16-year-old, who can't be named due to his age, was charged yesterday with Zac's murder and with causing grievous bodily harm to a 14-year-old.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Norwood Scout leader sentenced two years in prison
A scout leader who sexually abused an 11-year-old girl – was caught out when his victim tried to blackmail him seven years later.

Andrew Deaves from South Norwood reported the girl – whose now 19 – to police when she demanded cash.

But it was Deaves who was arrested – after the girl accused him of abusing her on a summer trip in 2002.

He admitted three charges at Croydon Crown Court – including gross indecent with a child.

He’s been sentenced to 2-years in prison.

A blackmail charge against the girl was dropped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Tooting school boy given life sentence
A 15 year old schoolboy has been handed a life sentence for killing his ex girlfriend in a house fire.

Akmol Miah, was found guilty of murdering Maleha Masud and her sister Nabiha at their home in Tooting last June.

He set fire to the house, which also injured the pair’s mother and brothers, in a revenge attack.

The teenager from Croydon has been told he must serve a minimum term of 23 years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Feltham young offenders institute to display gay posters on its walls
Feltham young offenders institute is being urged to display posters of gay and bisexual men on inmate’s walls.

A Government report on the youth prison says the move would help combat homophobia.

Over 650 inmates are housed there and there are on average 70 violent incidents a month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Police appeal for assault in Woking
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Woking.

The 18 year old was approached by a man on Chertsey Road in the early hours of this morning.

The suspect led the victim towards Boundary Park, where he sexually assaulted her in a secluded woodland area.

The suspect is white, aged between 30-40, of slightly heavy build, and was wearing dark clothing.

Detectives want to speak to a man - wearing a red t-shirt and baseball cap - who talked to the suspect.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

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