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Friday, 24 September 2010

Run for Kingston Mayor's Charity Appeal

The Profeet Run Kingston charity event is coming up on the 10th of October but if you're quick you can still grab one of six free places to take part.

The organisers Human Race are making the offer, but you need to take it up this weekend to save the £22 entrance fee.

You'll also be expected to raise at least £30 for the Mayor's Charity Appeal which is supporting the Fircroft Trust and Cairn House this year.

The run has two distances – 16 miles or 8.2 miles. If you're up to the challenge, contact the Mayor's office to get your place.

To secure your free entrance contact:
The Mayor's Office, Guildhall, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8547 5027
[email protected]

For info about Profeet RunKingston:

For info about The Fircroft Trust:

For info about Cairn House:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 pm  

Egham Crash
A man remains in a stable condition after a serious road accident in Egham.

The driver in his fifties suffered injuries after his car hit a wall on the A30 yesterday.

Police are appealing for witnesses to last night's crash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Care homes in Hounslow deemed unfit for purpose
Two care homes in Hounslow have been deemed unfit for purpose.

Feltham Dene Care Home and John Collin House are to be closed by Hounslow Council ahead of the 2013 deadline.

A public consultation is underway for residents, family members and carers over transfers.

Development of a new centre is underway on the Sandbanks site in Bedford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Chelsea line up against Manchester City Confirmed
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed his team to play Manchester City in the Premier League tomorrow.

It's an unusual step for a manager to name their starting eleven a day in advance of a top-flight contest.

Frank Lampard won't be involved, though, and Ancelotti has been giving an update on his fitness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Woking man jailed for producing cannabis
A drugs gang has been jailed for a combined total of 15 years.

They were producing cannabis on an industrial scale with a street value of around a million pounds.

57 year old Raymond Reid from Woking was jailed for 6 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Woking based McLaren practice ahead of Singapore
Practice takes place today ahead of this weekend's Singapore F1 Grand Prix.

Woking based McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton goes into the race trailing championship leader Mark Webber by 5 points.

Hamilton failed to complete a single lap in the last race in Italy, while team-mate Jenson Button was second.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Officers appeal for stolen arrows in Epsom
Officers are appealing to the public after arrows were stolen from an archery club in Epsom.

The burglary happened earlier this week when the thieves cut through security.

460 aluminium arrows were stolen at the site in Reigate Road, worth approximately £3,000.

Police believe there is no risk of harm from the arrows but they could be sold for their crap metal value.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Police investigate attack in Ashford
Police are investigating after a man was attacked in Ashford.

The 49 year old was jumped from behind by a masked man as he walked along Percy Avenue.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises to his face and hands
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Wimbledon man charged with child porn offences
A man from Wimbledon's in court charged with child porn offences.

27 year old Ashley Johnson is accused of possessing indecent images of children.

He will appear at Camberwell Green court later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Croydon Athletic return to action
Croydon Athletic return to action tonight after their owner Mazhar Majeed stumped up the cash to keep the club afloat.

The Rams were forced to prove to the Ryman Leauge they could find the money to complete their season.

The Croydon Advertiser reports Majeed’s assets have been frozen whilst police investigate an alleged cricket match fixing scam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

AFC Wimbledon top of Blue Square Premier
AFC Wimbledon moved back to the top of the Blue Square Premier League after last night's exciting come-from-behind 2-1 win over Crawley Town at Kingsmeadow.

Manager Terry Brown was thrilled with his teams performance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Merton tackles hate crimes
Merton Council is putting a stop to hate crimes.

Since they launched the campaign in June, there has been one conviction in the borough.

The perpetrator received a 12-month community order and had to pay £200 compensation to his victim in a homophobic attack.

The campaign is supporting individuals who are experiencing hate crime or abuse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Wandsworth yob banned from all pubs
Time's been called on a Wandsworth lout's string of yobbish behaviour.

22 year old Ricky Jenkins has a string of alcohol related convictions for vandalism and violence has been banned from entering any pub in the whole of England and Wales.

Kingston Crown Court heard he had a lengthy record of going into local pubs, getting drunk and then either attacking other customers or smashing windows.

He also has previous convictions for possessing drugs, drink driving and offensive weapons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Robbery at Epsom archery club
Officers are appealing to the public after arrows were stolen from an archery club in Epsom.

The burglary happened earlier this week when the thieves cut through security.

460 aluminium arrows were stolen at the site in Reigate Road, worth approximately £3,000.

Police believe there is no risk of harm from the arrows but they could be sold for their crap metal value.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Scare in Sutton
Hundreds of shoppers, office and retail staff were evacuated this morning after a security alert in Sutton town centre.

The Met says an unidentified bag was found close to Debenhams– but it’s since been given the all-clear.

The force says the evacuation is standard procedure for such incidents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Former Kingston Grammar pupil awarded the George Medal
An Army expert who has cleared more roadside bombs than anyone else in history has been awarded the George Medal.

Sergeant Major Karl Ley made safe 139 improvised explosive devices during a six-month tour of Afghanistan.

He's one of more than 130 servicemen and women being honoured for their bravery – and is joined by a former Kingston Grammar school pupil.

Flight Lieutenant Ian Fortune's been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying his helicopter and injured troops to safety, despite being shot.

He said anyone else would have done the same.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

Croydon Athletic live to see another day
Croydon Athletic return to action tonight after their owner Mazhar Majeed stumped up the cash to keep the club afloat.

The Rams were forced to prove to the Ryman Leauge they could find the money to complete their season.

The Croydon Advertiser reports Majeed’s assets have been frozen whilst police investigate an alleged cricket match fixing scam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The countdown to the Ryder Cup begins
The build up's started to the Ryder Cup

The 3 day competition sees Europe take on the USA on Friday at Celtic Manor in Wales.

Former pro Doug Mclleland from Silvermere says it going to be a close fight:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Blitz Author Joins the Troops at Epsom for

The acclaimed author of ‘Firefighters and the Blitz’, recently released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the conflict, is attending the finale raceday at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday 2nd October and will be carrying out a book signing for racegoers.

As an author, journalist and contemporary historian, Francis Beckett is best known for known for his biographies of four former prime ministers: Attlee, Macmillan, Blair and Brown. His latest book, ‘Firefighters and the Blitz’, was released in the UK last month and tells how firefighters were as crucial as the army in the Second World War.

Beckett will travel to Epsom on a day which not only signals the end to Epsom’s flat season but also the final day of the Tompkins and May Derby Series. To add to the occasion 500 free tickets are being donated to the charity Tickets for Troops in support of the Armed Forces.

Tickets for Troops is an organisation dedicated to offering free tickets for events to soldiers, sailors and airmen. All serving military personnel are eligible for tickets to attend the afternoon of thrilling racing, as well as any veterans who have been medically discharged through injury since 2001.

The book signing will take place in the Queen’s Stand at 12noon and then again, immediately following the second race.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Merton council cracking down on dog mess
An operation to crackdown on dog mess is underway!

Merton has joined an army of eighty-five councils in the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign

Roadshows across the borough are offering residents free dog –chipping, waste bags and advice on dog ownership.

The tidy up doesn’t stop there, more wheelie bins and extra street cleaning are also being considered.

Stephen Alambritis from Merton Council wants to get value for taxpayers money.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

M25 closed for over 2 hours
Parts of the M25 were closed for over two hours this morning after an Audi collided with a tractor near Cobham.

The drivers of both vehicles escaped uninjured although the car suffered extensive damage.

Police were called to the motorway at 11.30, just two hours after two other accidents caused problems at Leatherhead’s junction 9
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Detectives investigate Chertsey assault
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault in Chertsey.

Two men in Guildford Road approached a 23-year-old man last Friday.

After a verbal alteraction, the men pushed the victim to the ground, then stamped on him, breaking his wrist.

Officers are tracing 2 people in a white van and a couple, who left the scene before police arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Six children escape Croydon fire
Six children have escaped a fire in Croydon.

The blaze broke out in a house of converted flats in Oliver Grove just after midnight.

The front of the building collapsed, and most of the second floor was gutted.

A further 24 people were evacuated from neighbouring properties as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Family of Tooting terror suspect speak
The family of Tooting terror suspect Babar Ahmad say they’re saddened the case has taken so long to come to court.

Four police officers appeared in court yesterday charged with attacking him after his arrest in 2003.

Babar is awaiting extradition to the US despite never being charged with any crime.

All four officers entered not guilty pleas and will stand trial next month. They have all been granted unconditional bail until then.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Richmond to improve reputation
Richmond is racing for it’s reputation this weekend.

Local residents will be cheering as more than 300 boats take part in the “Great River Race”.

The event is a snub to the New Economics Foundation, which claimed Richmond was a “clone town”.

More than 20 local firms are promoting their services in the “VisitRichmond” zone on the riverside during the day.

A childrens’ play zone, food and drinks will also be available.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Egham house raided
A house in Egham’s been raided today as part of a crackdown on stolen vehicles.

A 52-year-old was arrested – in connection with the inquiry.

Police also discovered what’s thought be a cannabis factory in a separate raid on a farm in Ottershaw.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Southern Gas engineers cause water leak in Kingston
Southern Gas engineers have been left feeling a little bit sheepish today.

It’s after they were called to a gas leak outside Kingston station yesterday afternoon.

However, while they were fixing the gas leak, they inadvertently caused a water leak.

One lane has now been cordoned off while repairs are made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Croydon man thrown out of seaside hotel
A cancer patient from Croydon says he was thrown out of a seaside hotel, after being accused of writing a negative review on a travel website.

Adrian Healey stay at Blackpool’s Golden Beach was cut short, when a manager demanded they leave.

He was accused of warning others against booking there, on Trip Advisor.

The hotel’s owners blame Mr Healey’s aggression for the decision to end his stay there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Epsom MP candidate for "Bigot of the Year"
The MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling could win the rather dubious title - “Bigot of the Year”.

His name’s been put forward by the Pink Paper – following his comments about B&B owners turning away same-sex couples.

The annual survey from gay rights charity Stonewall also celebrates those who’ve made a positive impact on the lives of gay people in Britain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

McLaren confident ahead of Singapore Grand Prix
McLaren are confident that significant improvements to their car will put them on a par with Red Bull and Ferrari at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

They hope upgrades including a new front wing will see them keep pace with their title rivals.

The Woking team have struggled on similar street circuits so far this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Audio and footage of Chelsea barrister stand to be released
Footage and audio of the stand-off between police and a Chelsea barrister is to be release to the public.

An inquest's been hearing how Mark Saunders was shot dead by after a five-hour siege.

The operation began after the 32 year-old fired a shotgun at his home on Markham Square in 2008.

Alistar Bunkall says the only piece of footage held back by the court – is a 999 call made by Saunders halfway through the stand-off.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Brett Johnson to return to AFC Wimbledon
Brett Johnson could return for AFC Wimbledon to face promotion rivals Crawley after a two-game absence.

Luke Moore is likely to miss out with an ankle problem but fellow striker Mark Nwokjeki could be handed his full debut.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Microsoft to create 150 work placements
Computer giant Microsoft is to create 150 work experience placements to help boost the employment prospects of young people.

The firm has appealed to other companies to join its Britain Works programme, which it says could help hundreds of thousands of youngsters improve their chances of finding a job.

25-year-old Francis Kelly, from Croydon – joined the scheme after being forced out of the military.

He says learning new skills got him out of a rut and gave him back his confidence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Nestle Croydon jobs under threat
A thousand jobs could go at Croydon’s biggest private sector employer.

Nestle’s looking to move out of the borough after 45-years.

The Croydon Guardian says the foodmaker blames rising maintenance costs at St George’s Tower for the move.

It’s claimed Nestle is close to signing a deal to relocate to East London – although they’ve yet to confirm the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

British cheese sales rise
To those that say Britain stopped exporting long ago – stand to be corrected.

It seems the rest of the world can’t get enough of our cheese.

The Leatherhead Food Research centre says demand’s risen sharply – with cheddar and blue cheese proving most popular.

We sold nearly half-a-billion pounds worth to Germany last year, while sales in Spain reached 300-million.

Outside the E.U, more than a billion pounds worth was sold.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Esher boy robbed by two yobs
An 11-year old boy has been robbed in Esher by two yobs wearing ski masks.

The victim was riding a bike through woodland near Arbrook Common, when he was attacked yesterday morning.

The suspects are thought to be in their mid-teens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Twickenham man to appear in court over Camberwell fire
A Twickenham man's appearing in court later charged with the murder of a toddler who died after being rescued from a fire.

The 19-month-old girl died in hospital following the blaze at a flat in Camberwell on Saturday.

27 year old Richard Curtis Kwayke from Twickenham is also accused of the attempted murder of four other people as will as arson.

A woman's also appearing in court charged with perverting the course of justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Skyline change for Battersea..?
A huge stretch of the Thames at Battersea could be transformed thanks to controversial architect Lord Rogers.

He’s submitted a housing plan to Wandsworth council to build a number of steel and glass towers ranging from 12 to 20 storeys.

He’s also proposed putting a hotel on the land which sits between new Covent Garden market and Battersea power station.

It’s hoped work with start next year is planning permission is granted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Hughes - not happy
Fulham's manager has heavily criticised Stoke's Andy Wilkinson for a reckless tackle on Moussa Dembele.

Wilkinson was booked for scything down the striker, who had to be carried off, during stoppage-time of the Carling Cup clash last night.

Mark Hughes says the tackle that took him out was an absolutely ridiculous challenge at that stage of the game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Pubs across Woking targeted
Police are investigating a series of pub break ins around Woking.

Thieves have targeted the Mayford Arms, the Anchor in Knaphill,
the Plough in Horsell and the Princess pub in Maybury.

Detectives are also investigating a burglary at a vets in Knaphill.

Police are looking at possible links between all the offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Everton boss hits out
Everton manager David Moyes has accused a Brentford fan of throwing a bottle into his side's supporters after their Carling Cup third-round loss.

The Merseysiders were beaten 4-3 on penalties at Griffin Park.

Everton are second from bottom in the Premier League and are still searching for their first win of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

AUDIO: Vince Cable Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2010 speech in full
Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched a searing attack on those in the City, who he blames for crippling the economy.

He has delivered a rousing speech to round off the first Liberal Democrat conference since

they entered coalition - admitting it's "exhausting'" being in bed with the Conservatives.

And he condemned the "outrageous" scale of bank bonuses after the credit crunch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Twickenham's Vince Cable talks ahead of speech at Lib Dem conference
Twickenham MP Vince Cable's addressing delegates on the last day of the Lib Dem conference - with an attack on unrestrained capitalism.

The Business Secretary will talk about the importance of market competition and warn about the damage caused by short term investors.

But the head of the business group, the CBI, is describing Mr Cable's language as emotional.

Dr Cable insists his agenda is 'pro-business', but there's a need to protect taxpayers as well.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

New Malden mum supports plan for antenatal care in schools
Critics are concerned that the idea of sending midwives into schools could "normalise" teenage pregnancy and increase the problem.

The recommendation has been made by the health watchdog NICE, which suggests antenatal clinics should be set up in schools.

Leah Moyse – a young mum from New Malden – thinks it's a good idea - and describes her experience of antenatal care as a schoolgirl.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Reward offered in murder invesigation
A twenty thousand pound reward is being offered for information about a murder near Crystal Palace’s football ground.

26 year old Mark Corcoran from Croydon was stabbed on Whitehorse Lane and stumbled to a nearby shop where he died, on Valentine’s Day.

A man was arrested at the time but was later released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Drogba looks for quadruple
Chelsea’s Didier Drogba believes his side can go for the quadruple this season.

They face Newcastle in the Carling Cup tomorrow night where Carlo Ancelotti is expected to use many of his youth players.

Chelsea have scored 21 goals this season and conceded just one.

The striker admitted it would be “very difficult” to win 4 trophies but the Carling cup is one they “should look to win”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Investigations continue after fatal North Cheam blaze
Investigations are continuing today after a man died in a house fire in North Cheam.

The blaze tore through the house on Kingsbridge road on Saturday morning.

The elderly man was discovered in the kitchen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Deepcut plans cause outcry
Plans to build over a thousand homes on Surrey’s controversial Deepcut barracks are causing outcry amongst residents.

The land at the Princess Royal Barracks will be sold off by the MoD when the army leaves in 2013.

The training base came under fire between 1995 and 2002 when four soldiers died in mysterious circumstances in separate incidents.

A consultation on the plans ends on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Oxshott man faces possible extradition
A man from Oxshott is facing extradition to Spain after a boat was found with 8 million pounds worth of cannabis on board.

The UK bound catamaran was travelling between Morocco and Spain when it was stopped by police and the drugs squad.

Two other men from Sussex were arrested at the scene – they’re due before Westminster magistrates this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Bees team news
Brentford will hope to welcome back on-loan striker Robbie Simpson from a hamstring strain for tonight's Carling Cup Clash with Everton.

But midfielder David Hunt is out with torn ankle ligaments.

The Toffees are likely to play a strong line-up, with Tim Cahill and Phil Neville hoping to return after injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

D - day for Croydon Athletic
It’s the deadline tonight for Croydon Athletic to prove they can complete this season’s fixtures.

If the Rams fail – the Ryman Leauge and the FA will drop the club indefinitely.

Doubt was cast over the future of the club after owner Mazhar Majeed became embroiled in the cricket match fixing scandal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Buses damaged in Streatham fire
Two double decker buses were gutted in last night’s depot fire in Streatham.

Fire fighters were at the scene of the Arriva depot for over three hours after they were called at 7 o’clock.

Nearby flats had to be evacuated – but no one was injured.

Investigators say it’s too early to tell how the fire started.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Information night in Cheam on breast cancer
One in nine women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.

St Anthony’s hospital in Cheam is trying to change that statistic by making women more aware of the early signs.

An information evening will be taking place at St Bede’s Conference centre on the hospital grounds on October 7th.

It’s to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month taking place throughout October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Diesel thieves strike in Chertsey
Lorry drivers have been told to be on the lookout for diesel thieves after 500-pounds worth was stolen in Chertsey.

The lorries were parked in St Peter's Way last Tuesday when the diesel was siphoned, as the drivers slept in their cabs.

The victims say they’re being specifically targeted when their guards are down – and are warning others to beware.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Esher and Walton tops tax poll
Esher & Walton’s been named the inheritance tax capital of Britain.

The Surrey borough joins Chichester as one of the areas people are most likely to be stung by the dreaded death duty.

The figures, from money experts The Motley Fool also show single men and widowers are the most typical inheritance tax payers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Vince Cable warns banks
Vince Cable is warning banks will face tougher penalties unless they start lending again.

The Telegraph reports the Twickenham MP and Business Secretary is threatening to go on the “war path” unless small firms start to see more support.

His comments follow figures showing lending to businesses fell for a fifth consecutive month in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Zac Goldsmith beats David Milliband
Tory millionaire Zac Goldsmith has been named the sexiest MP on a set of new political Top Trump style cards by Sky News.

The MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston pipped Labour leadership favourite David Miliband to the number one spot.

The top woman is ex-GMTV reporter Gloria de Piero, while Eric Pickles takes the crown as least fanciable MP in the house.

The tongue-in-cheek cards also mark MPs on their majority, years in Parliament and trouble-making ability.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Women helped to spot signs of breast cancer

One in nine women will develop Breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.

St Anthony’s hospital in Cheam is trying to change that statistic by making women more aware of the early signs.

An information evening will be taking place at St Bede’s Conference centre on the hospital grounds on Thursday October 7th at 6:30pm.

It’s to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month taking place throughout October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Monday, 20 September 2010

Looking to move home..?
If you fancy a stately home set amongst Surrey’s woodland, it could all be yours for a mere 20 million pounds.

Leatherhead’s famous Cherkley Court has gone on the market.

The house was first built in 1871 before being remastered in 1893 after a disastrous fire.

It was home to baron Lord Beaverbrook and his family for over 80 years.

But the revenue brought in by public weddings and visits is not enough to keep it open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Police in Kingston make appeals
Police in Kingston are making an appeal after a serious assault in Hampton Wick earlier this month.

A 25-year-old man was found badly injured on Green Barge Walk, in the early hours of Sunday the 5th.

It's thought he’d crossed Kingston Bridge from the town centre, prior to the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

AC Milan are linked to Brede Hangeland
AC Milan are being linked with a move for Fulham defender Brede Hangeland.

Fulham will be keen to hang on to the highly rated defender.

He signed a new contract this year but Milan are reported to be ready to pay six million pounds for the Norwegian International.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Cable says "double dip recession now improbable"
Business Secretary Vince Cable says the risk of a double-dip recession is now "improbable".

Speaking in Liverpool at the Lib Dem conference, he insisted there was "no sign" of the economy retreating into the red despite the coalition's spending cuts.

The Twickenham MP also signalled that he believed cuts would be made at the cost of the UK's new nuclear deterrent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Big spending over for Chelsea
The owner of Chelsea Football Club Roman Abramovich says the days of big spending are over.

It’s reported players have been told there will be very few major signings in the future – and warned that bonuses would be cut.

Apparently, coaching staff and catering costs at Cobham have also been slashed.

The club’s racked up losses of just under half-a-billion pounds since 2003.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

4 Counties interested in Owais Shah
Middlesex batsman Owais Shah has revealed 4 counties are interested in signing him for next season.

The 31 year old was told last month that his contract at Lord's was not being renewed next season.

He's confirmed that Essex are one of four clubs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Monye out for 3 months after surgery
England winger Ugo Monye will be out of action for up to 3 months after undergoing surgery on his big toe.

The 27-year-old Harlequins player, who has been a member of the England Saxons squad this season, underwent a "successful" operation on Friday.

The injury will keep Monye out of England's autumn internationals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Surrey County Council fined
Surrey County Council has been fined for refusing to provide transport to school for a boy with learning difficulties.

The 6 year old lives with ADHD.

The County Council turned down an application for free transport to school despite both of his carers also suffering health problems.

The local government ombudsman has ordered the Council to pay the youngsters mother and grandmother 2 thousand pounds compensation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Walk to find love
Single people are being urged to walk to find love.

On Sunday October 10th participants will try to find a new partner as they compete in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon.

History buffs are also encouraged to take part but the groups will be separated by different coloured bibs.

Proceeds will go towards supporting projects in London's eight Royal parks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Warning in Horsell about 'gardening scam'
Police are warning home owners in a village near to Woking about bogus gardeners operating in the area.

There's been 2 cons recently in Horsell where people have paid for non exsistent gardening services.

Recently an 87 year old paid out 75 pounds to have the branches of a tree cut.

The suspect is white – around forty with brown slicked back hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Songs of Praise comes to Carshalton
The BBC is to shoot an episode of the religious series Songs of Praise in Carshalton next month.

The one-off episode is being filmed at the Methodist Church on Ruskin Road – and will be aired on the 22nd November.

Filming is expected to take place 14th October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

Thames Water announces review on sewage network
Thames Water has launched a consultation on plans to reduce sewage levels in the River Thames.

The firm says London’s Victorian sewer network is not big enough to cope with a modern city.

Details on the Thames Tunnel are going on display at Wandsworth’s Southside shopping centre, the Putney Exchange and the Battersea Arts Centre.


Wandsworth’s Southside Shopping Centre from 30th September until 2nd October.

Putney Exchange Shopping Centre and the Battersea Arts Centre, from 7th October until 9th October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Twickenham Stadium exposed in Halal meat scandal

Twickenham Stadium has been blasted in a Mail on Sunday Investigation which claims the popular sports venue only serves Halal chicken.

The MoS expose named a number of venues including Wembley and Twickenham that refuse to warm customers they are eating the specially prepared meat.

Halal is where the animal has its throat cut without being stunned first. Something animal welfare campaigners claim is inhumane, and not British.

Halal is the process used by Muslims, who are allowed to eat non- halal meat if there is not a halal version available.

A spokesman for Twickenham told the Mail's reporter Our consideration is more for those who want halal, to ensure they get it.

They claim they don't advertise the fact they sell it, because it has never been an issue.

The RSPCA maintains people have the right to know where their meat has come from and how it has been killed and cooked.

Jackie News has requested an interview from the Stadium and is awaiting an answer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Fulham Footbal Club donates 80 thousand pounds to the Dispossessed Fund
Fulham Football club has donated 80 thousand pounds to the Evening Standard's Dispossessed campaign.

The premier league team said it was motivated to act after reading the stories about poverty in the capital.

The players managed to raise 40 thousand pounds which was then doubled by club chairman Mohammad Al Fayed.

The series follows people in London who have been affected by financial problems - and their roads to recovery.
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Surrey police warn North Surrey residents of increasing burgularies
Surrey police are reminding people to secure their property after a spate of burglaries in North Surrey.

On each occasion, access was gained through the patio doors.

Several items were taken from a property in Chertsey, totalling £3,000.

Another property had been damaged after an attempted break in, in Thames Ditton.

Police are advising residents to secure all their doors any time they are out and fit a house alarm.

You can visit their website for further information on how to stay safe.
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