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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Parts of M25 closed off

Parts of the M25 will close tonight for roadworks.

The Highways Agency is carrying out works to extend the variable speed limits between junction 9 for Leatherhead and junction 10 for the A3.

Works, which will be ongoing until mid-April, will allow the installation of eight new gantries over the motorway.

It's all part of a project to extend the M25 controlled motorway system.

The system, which uses traffic sensors to calculate optimum speed limits to keep traffic moving, is already in place between junctions 10 for the A3 and 16 for the M40.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest live travel updates throughout the night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 pm  

Disabled sex attacker from Roehampton is jailed
A man with Cerebral Palsy has been jailed for three years for sexually attacking two men with severe physical disabilities.

47 year old Christopher Killick from Roehampton, targeted the pair from 1991 to 2005 on the grounds he thought they would never be able to complain.

A jury at the Old Bailey heard his victims, who also suffer from cerebral palsy, testified through a special voice machine.

He appeared in court in his wheelchair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm  

Free school for Hammersmith could get go ahead
The Education Secretary says he's open to a free school being established in the department's London headquarters.

Michael Gove says walking past classrooms of children, on their way to work, would remind civil servants of their mission.

Eight sites in the Capital, including ARK Conway in Hammersmith, are close to final approvement.

There have been 249 proposals put forward by groups keen to set up a free school.

Most of those are in the early stages of approval.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 pm  

Chelsea clings on
Chelsea are still in the FA Cup, but the holders aren't definitely through to the fifth round.

They came from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Everton, meaning a replay at Stamford Bridge next month.

Here's boss Carlo Ancelotti.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm  

Woman and child escape fire in Tooting
Investigations are continuing today after a fire broke out in Tooting yesterday afternoon.

Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a blaze in a house and garage on Trevelyan Road.

The ground floor, first floor and roof of the two storey end of terrace house and the whole of the garage were damaged by the fire.

A second end of terrace house was also slightly damaged. A woman and a child left the property before the Brigade arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm  

Plane on course from Heathrow to Egypt is diverted mid flight
Thousands of British holidaymakers are still in Egypt, despite the rising tensions.

Thomson and First Choice say more than 11-thousand of their customers remain in the country.

A BMI plane heading for Cairo was forced to turn around in mid-air after the company decided it was too dangerous to land.

Earlier, a plane on course from Heathrow to Cairo had to be diverted to Greece mid air after a note containing the word bomb was allegedly found on board.

The EgyptAir jet had 251 passengers on board when it landed at Athens International Airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm  

Surrey drivers urged to stay vigilent to theft of parts
There have been a series of thefts of catalytic concerters from cars parked across Surrey.

Recent incidents took place in car parks in Sunbury, Staines, Chertsey and Weybridge.

Police say thieves tend to target Peugeot and Citroen cars with petro engines, as these vehicles often have two catalytic converters.

The devices cost more than £1000 to replace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 pm  

Pedal power hits Kingston

RNLI members and volunteers from the Chiswick and Teddington teams took to their bikes this weekend for a 32 hour non stop cyclathon to raise money for the lifeboat charity.

They were hoping to spin 768 miles - a task which they managed to complete.

Volunteers are the heart of the RNLI. They rely on more than 40,000 - on lifeboats, at stations, on beaches, and in fundraising.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. They provide a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the coasts of the UK and RoI, as well as a seasonal lifeguard service on many of the busiest beaches in England and Wales.

The RNLI also works to promote sea and beach safety.

Some crew members and most lifeguards are full time. They work with other staff to ensure comprehensive safety coverage around our islands. The RNLI is an independent charity with a board of volunteer trustees.

Our reporter Rob Romans [pictured on the left] helped out today, managing 2.5 miles today.

It's not to late to donate. Click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 pm  

Save Hounslow's Libraries!

Hounslow's residents have been campaigning again outside Bedfont Library today.

The centre on the Staines Road is in danger of closing down because of Government funding cuts.

Today's peaceful protest is the second in the space of a week.

In Croydon, 8 libraries are facing the axe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

Sutton prison guards charged with sex offences
Three former prison officers from Downview prison in Sutton appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday charged with having 'sex for favours' with female prisoners.

Russell Thorne and Christopher Bevan from Sutton and Simon Dykes from Westcott are accused of having sex with nine prisoners over the past four years.

The men deny the 10 charges. They were released on bail and will stand trial on the 6th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 am  

Richmond and Croydon need more Foster Parents
A shortage of foster parents has led an agency to target their recruitment to areas with the largest need.

There's a shortage of 10 thousand carers nationwide, but Foster Care Associates are particularly looking for more people willing to foster in Richmond, Croydon and across Surrey.

They offer services to both children and parents. Carers provide guidance and support to parents in a family environment to help them develop their skills.

The FCA are looking for people who have the enthusiasm and commitment to help others reach their parenting potential.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 am  

Friday, 28 January 2011

Body found on Mitcham Common could have been victim of murder
Police have today confirmed that they may be treating the discovery of a body on Mitcham Common as murder.

The remains were found by walkers hunting for scrap metal near Red House Road on January 17th.

They are believed to have been there for some months.

A post mortem was unable to determine the cause of death but did reveal that the corpse belonged to a man aged between 50 and 70 years old.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm  

Fulham Manager not hopeful
Fulham manager Mark Hughes says he's almost given up hope of signing Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips in the transfer window.

Hughes says the west Londoners are unlikely to reach an agreement with his former club about a possible sale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Sutton's residents join forces to tackle potholes
An army of Big Society volunteers is being recruited to help in the fight against potholes.

According to the latest figures, an average of around 10 potholes dot every mile of road in England and Wales, and the total number will pass two million for the first time this year.

Sutton Council is now enlisting the help of its residents following the worst December in 100 years.

A network of “road stewards” from Belmont & South Cheam Residents’ Association has surveyed the roads throughout its area to identify potholes and reported them to the council for repairs.

Now it is calling on residents in other parts of the borough to help out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 pm  

Crane Park Playground Row
Residents protesting at the siting of a playground in Crane Park in Whitton have won a partial victory.

Councillor Christine Percival says she’s willing to listen to the campaigners even though wide consultation took place before Christmas.

The Conservative councillor for Heathfield Ward Alan Butler has been lobbied by a group of walkers who say a playground would be misused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

Mark Hughes says Kukuta will be a big player for them
Fulham boss Mark Hughes says new loan signing Gael Kakuta will be a big player for the club.

The Cottagers have signed the Chelsea midfielder until the end of the season.

Hughes has also revealed a deal to bring Paul Konchesky back to Craven Cottage is unlikely to happen before the transfer deadline.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Surrey Police send a warning to motorists
Police are warning car owners to be wary after a number of catalytic converter thefts.

A Grey Peugeot was targeted while parked on Church Road in East Molesey last Monday.

While another Peugeot had it’s converter taken from Marks & Spencer’s car park in Weybridge yesterday.

Similar thefts have taken place in Runnymede and Spelthorne.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Professor from Kingston helps the elderly
A Kingston University professor is developing a hand-held computer – aimed at helping the elderly find their way around.

Professor Nigel Walford hopes the device will allow people with mobility problems to navigate their way around town centres.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Warning across Wandsworth
Shoppers in Wandsworth are being alerted to a potential health scare involving counterfeit designer jewellery that may be on sale.

Trading standards officers have issued the warning after discovering high levels of nickel in fake jewellery and cufflinks.

The hazardous items were recovered as part of a huge haul of jewellery that was seized during a raid on a private address and a storage unit in Battersea.

Fake designer jewellery, handbags, watches and sunglasses with a street value of around 2 million pounds were confiscated in the raid.

The goods were being sold at markets and car boot sales in Wandsworth, and Kempton Park as well as on the internet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Chelsea make shock bid in run up to transfer deadline
Chelsea are expected to approach Liverpool with an improved offer for Fernando Torres.

The Reds have reportedly rejected a 35-million pound bid for the striker.

Meanwhile Chelsea’s move for Benfica defender David Luiz looks like being completed in a 26 million-pound deal.

The Portuguese side informed their country’s stock exchange a bid had been made and authorities here have granted the Brazilian a work permit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Missing teenager found
A teenager missing from Teddington has been found safe and well.

14 year old Jake Hussey hadn’t been seen since leaving for school yesterday morning.

He was found late last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 am  

Heathrow night flight ban to benefit economy
A report launched in the House of Commons yesterday shows a ban on night flights at Heathrow could benefit the economy.

The report commissioned by campaigning organisation HACAN Clear Skies says the ban could benefit the economy by as much as 860 million pounds a year.

The saving would be in the monetary costs associated with sleep deprivation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Wimbledon look to regain Conference top spot
AFC Wimbledon are in action in the Conference tonight.

They travel to Gateshead and a win could see them go back to the top of the table.

Match time is 7:45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 am  

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Police issue urgent appeal
Police are urgently trying to trace a teenager who's gone missing in Teddington.

14 year old Jake Hussey disappeared this morning.

He's white about 5 foot 11 with brown hair and was wearing his school uniform.

Police say they are concerned and are urging any-body who knows his whereabouts to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

New play "Shanked" to hit Merton
The issue of knife crime is being tackled with the help of using the theatre.

A play entitled “Shanked” is getting its wheels rolling with the help of volunteers, the Met Police and Merton Council.

Since last year, knife crime in London has risen by 3.9 per cent.

Natalie Flynn who wrote “Shanked” spoke to Jackie News.

Auditions start on the 30th January, with the play set to tread the boards in March
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Fatwa issued on the streets of Tooting against the Home Secretary

Police in Wandsworth say they are working with the council to get rid of a number of controversial posters that have appeared over the last few days in Tooting and Balham.

The flyers declare Fatwa on Home Secretary Theresa May.

The term, which sometimes means an Islamic death sentence is for the abduction, kidnapping and false imprisonment of various radical clerics including Abu Hamza.

Our reporter has been onto the streets of Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Surrey CC reveals number for pothole repairs
Potholes across Surrey have been repaired at a rate of about one every 10 minutes since the new year.

That's according to new information released by Surrey County Council.

It says crews had dealt with 3,500 potholes following damage caused by severe winter weather.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

QPR boost defence
Championship Leaders QPR have re-signed defender Danny Shittu from Millwall on a short-term deal until the end of the season

The Nigerian International made 182 appearances for the club over a five year period between 2001 and 2006

Shittu will wear the number 41 shirt and could be included by manager Neil Warnock in Ranger's trip to Hull on Saturday
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Quins star to skipper England Second XV
Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw has been named as captain of the England Saxons side.

He’s one of four Quins players to make the line-up for England’s second string when they play Italy A on Saturday.

Mike Brown, Ugo Monye and Joe Marler will start, while George Robson is on the bench.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Hayes MP makes a plea about a paper
A number of Labour MPs including Hayes and Harlington’s John McDonnell, are putting pressure on the BBC.

13 of them have signed a parliamentary motion calling on the corporation to give greater prominence to a daily newspaper.

The motion says The Morning Star, which was founded in 1930, offers alternative reading to the well known papers.

The motion expresses concern that the socialist paper is rarely on TV or radio.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

Increased profits for BskyB
BskyB - the owner of Sky News - has reported operating profits of 520 million pounds for the six months to the end of December.

That's up 26 percent compared to the same period last year.

The Isleworth based company has also announced record sales of 1-point-2 million products in the 3 months to the end of year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Star signing announced by Surrey
Surrey have signed Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat as their overseas player for the summer.

The 28-year-old has previously played for Sussex, Kent and Scotland.

He’s the third highest wicket taker in Twenty20 cricket and helped Sussex win the Second Division of the County Championship last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Another gold for Wallington Paralympian
Wallington’s David Weir has won his third gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships.

The Paralympic athlete added the 5000m T54 gold to his medals for the 1500 and 800m.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Residents evacuated after Battersea explosion
Nearly 50 residents had to be evacuated from flats in Battersea after a water tank exploded.

A first floor flat was badly damaged on York Road after the explosion on Tuesday night.

One man was taken to hospital.

Residents were allowed to move back into the property after about an hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Chelsea's Van Aanholt to Leicester
Chelsea have confirmed that we have reached agreement with Leicester to loan out Patrick van Aanholt until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old left-back has played eight times for Chelsea, six times this season, and scored his first goal for the club against Newcastle in the Carling Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

New appeals to find missing woman
Police are re-appealing for help in trying to trace a woman from Woking who's been missing for six months.

38 year old Jacqueline Dorey hasn't been seen since July and police are urging any-one who knows her whereabouts to contact them.

She is white about 5 foot 2 with shoulder length ginger hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Substantial amount of gems stolen in Bookham.
Police are appealing after a smash and grab raid in Bookham.

Two men armed with sledgehammers smashed the front of a jewellers in the High street yesterday afternoon just before 4.

They stole a substantial amount of gems and its believed they made their getaway in possibly a grey or silver Renault Espace.

Police say they would have attracted a lot of attention as they attempted to smash the windows and are appealing for help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Fulham sign Kakuta
Fulham have completed the loan signing of Gael Kakuta from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The 19 year old has moved to Craven Cottage on loan for the remainder of the season after the 19-year-old passed a medical.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Tributes to a man killed in Isleworth
The family of a man killed in a car accident in Isleworth has paid tribute to him.

29 year old Rukesh Bissendary died last Tuesday morning after his Citroen Saxo was in collision with a lorry on the A4 Great West Road.

He died at the scene from severe chest injuries.

His family say he was a kind and loving young man whose heart was always in the right place.

He’ll be missed by his wife, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, family and friends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

More money invested for homes in Richmond
Richmond is to spend an extra 700 thousand pounds on new homes.

The aim is to take pressure off the housing waiting list.

The money will be spent on building ten new homes with the plan to have a total of 27by the end of March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Police in Banstead on the lookout for 'friendly' thief
Police have arrested a suspect after a thief tried to befriend a woman before threatening her and stealing her money.

The 55-year-old victim was waiting for a bus on Banstead High Street on Monday afternoon.

While at the bus stop another woman approached and started talking to her.

The woman then left the stop to get some money from a cashpoint – where the thief cornered her and took the cash.

A 27 year old woman was arrested in Epsom this morning and remains in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Roehampton professor says speed of technology equals more stress
It seems the speed of technology is putting us all under a lot more stress, according to a professor from Roehampton University

Robert Edelmann is a Professor of Forensic and Clinical Psychology and says that whereas in the 80's we would have accepted a game taking half an hour to load on a computer, nowadays we expect it to be instantaneous and when it's not, we get anxious.

Professor Edelmann thinks things will only get worse as we begin to expect more and more of our lives to appear in an instant in front of us.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Animal lovers in Epsom stop work
A group of badger activists have stopped development work on an area of land near the railway in Epsom.

According to the group, diggers suddenly appeared to clear the land but they were stopped by members of the Milbridge Wildlife group.

They claim there is an active badger set on the site in Mill Road and this is protected by law.

The council is now being called on to carry out a full environmental survey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

GMB union issues a warning
A union is claiming changes to unsocial hours payments for ambulance staff will have a "devastating effect" on workers.

The GMB is objecting to plans by South East Coast Ambulance Service to change how the payments are calculated.

Secamb said the changes, to be brought in from April, followed the introduction of new rota software.

The ambulance trust serves 4.5 million pound people across Surrey, Kent, and Sussex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm  

Fire damages Streatham flats
An investigation is underway after a house fire in Streatham.

The blaze broke out yesterday in a two storey house converted into flats on Barcombe Avenue in the early hours of the morning.

Around half of the ground floor was damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Foxes chase Chelsea full back
Leicester City are close to wrapping up a loan deal for Chelsea left back Patrick van Aanholt.

The 20 year old was on loan with Newcastle last season and has been targeted by Swansea City.

The pacy Dutch defender has made six appearances for the Blues this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Crimewatch appeal tonight
BBC’s Crimewatch will tonight feature an appeal to trace the killer of a man shot dead in West Norwood.

Portuguese national Ricardo Cunha was shot in the head as he looked out of his window last September.

Police say it could be a case of mistaken identity.

They’ve revealed that a 1920’s British Webley Revolver was probably the murder weapon and they think it was fired during another shooting, this time non fatal,in Brixton last September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Increasing concern for missing New Malden man
Police are re-appealing for help after an elderly man went missing from New Malden.

85 year old Patrick Scanlon hasn’t been seen since Monday – and police are concerned as he’s slightly deaf and forgetful.

He’s around 6 foot 1, with an Irish accent.

It’s thought he left home in a faded orange/red Vauxhall Astra with an old style, empty roof rack.

He was last seen wearing a beige fleece top, blue jeans and black lace-up shoes.

Anyone who has any information should contact Kingston Police on 0300 123 1212 quoting reference 11MIS002752
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am  

Prolific burglar jailed
A serial burglar, who targeted homes across South-west London, has been jailed for four years.

Chris Wilson was arrested after police raided his house in New Addington and discovered stolen goods totalling £10,000.

After his arrest the 41-year-old admitted carrying out burglaries in Sutton, Croydon, Merton and Kingston.

Speaking after his sentencing at Croydon Crown Court police said the public was now ‘safer with him behind bars’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 am  

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

New system by Surrey Police helps to reduce burglaries
A new DNA scheme used by Surrey Police has resulted in a significant drop in burglaries across the County.

Selecta DNA is a uniquely coded, non toxic liquid that’s used to mark homeowners’ personal items such as laptops.

New figures reveal burglaries from homes in Epsom and Elmbridge fell by 68 percent in the six months since the launch of the project last Spring.

That’s compared to 58 percent for the same period in the previous year when the scheme wasn’t running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

Lambeth housing officer gets a suspended sentence
A senior council housing officer who helped her sister queue jump a housing waiting list has escaped jail.

43 year old Anthea Barrett from Clapham was sacked after 20 years at Lambeth council after officials realised she’d given single mum of three Samantha Herbert a council flat upgrade.

She was handed a 3 month jail sentence suspended for two years.

Upon sentencing the Judge told her what she did was stupid and ultimately cost her her honest reputation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Sex attacker sentenced
A man from South London who carried out a series of rapes and sexual assaults in Staines has been jailed for 9 years.

18 year old Omobolanle Akinloye was convicted of four charges at Guildford Crown Court.

He attacked one woman at her home – the other on a bridge in Kingston Road last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Woking Council can't fund cycle race
Mixed news for cycling fans in Woking as the Council confirmed today its in negotiations to host the final leg of this year's high speed professional cycling series

Held in June, this would be the tour's third visit to the town centre after huge successes in 2009 and 10

Council Chief, Ray Morgan said his town would be delighted to host the final again, although funding will have to come from local private sector businesses
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Dramatic escape from a Streatham fire
A man had to smash his way through a window to escape a fire in Streatham Hill in the early hours of this morning.

Half of the ground floor of the two-storey house on Barcombe Avenue was damaged.

Two men have been taken to hospital.

The cause of the blaze is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Sutton’s Mr History throws in the trowel

Sutton Council’s very own Mr History is stepping down after over 36 years working for the borough.

John Philips first joined as a trainee librarian in Sutton Central Library in 1974.

After working in different roles within the library service, the council made the most of his lifelong interest in history and archaeology and appointed him Heritage Manager in 1993. He was put in charge of Special Heritage Projects in 2002, a post he held until he retired on 20 January.

Mr Phillips is known to many Sutton staff, students and members of the local community because of the archaeological dig that he runs every summer, often in the grounds of Carew Manor. The medieval manor house, Sutton’s only Grade I listed building, has been a particular interest of Mr Philip’s throughout his career.

He will still be passing on his local knowledge in his retirement, as he plans to give talks on Sutton’s past and will be showing visitors around local Edwardian villa Russettings as part of the London-wide ‘Open House’ event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Jailed fireman praised for 7/7 courage
A fireman jailed for drug smuggling has been praised for his courage in rescuing victims of the 7/7 bus bombing.

The coroner at the inquest into the Tavistock Square bombing told Simon Ford no-one could doubt his bravery.

Lady Justice Hallett thanked him for all he did on 7th July.

Speaking from prison via videolink Ford told how he used his hands to pull metal off one victim – who died a week later.

The 41-year-old and a fellow fireman also used one of the buses blown out windows as a stretcher to rescue two others.

Ford was convicted as part of a 33-man drug ring after he was found dividing up cocaine at his Chertsey flat in 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

It's a NO from Spelthorne Council
Plans to extend a waste recycling facility in Shepperton are inappropriate for a greenbelt site.

That's according to a report by Spelthorne council.

The report found there were "no very special circumstances" to allow the development in the greenbelt.

It said the scheme went beyond the boundary of the site in Charlton Lane and would have an adverse impact on the wider area because of the loss of landscaping.

The facility would be used to heat waste to produce gas for energy, and process about 60,000 tonnes of household waste every year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

AFC Wimbledon team news
AFC Wimbledon will again be without defender Ryan Jackson for tonight's trip to Bath as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.

Defender Brett Johnson could feature for the first time since November but will face a late fitness check.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Concern for missing New Malden man
Police are growing concerned for an elderly man missing from New Malden.

Patrick Scanlon is in his mid-80’s and suffers from memory loss and confusion.

It’s thought he left home in a faded red 1980’s Vauxhall Astra with an empty roof rack, heading in the direction of Hampton.

He was last seen wearing a beige fleece top, tatty blue jeans and black gardening shoes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Man in his 50's hospitalised after Mitcham crash
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a car collided with a tree in Mitcham last night.

Police were called just before 11 o’clock to the incident on Croydon Road at the junction of Carshalton Road.

Three other passengers are being treated for minor injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Monday, 24 January 2011

Police appeal after fatal crash in Isleworth
Police have named a man killed in a road accident in Isleworth.

A car was in collision with a lorry on the A4 Great West Road last Tuesday.

Police say the front seat passenger was 29 year old Rukesh Bissendary from Hounslow who died at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Saved by her own
A Surrey Air Ambulance paramedic had to be airlifted by her fellow crew members after a horse riding accident.

32-year-old Natalie Brodrick was thrown off her horse and landed on her head.

She suffered a reduced level of consciousness

She phoned for help and the Air Ambulance arrived quickly, only then did the crew find out who their patient was.

Ms Brodrick was discharged from hospital later that day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Death of body found on Mitcham Common "unknown"
The cause of death to a body found on Mitcham Common is unknown, according to the results of the post-mortem.

Doctors reached the decision at St Georges Hospital in Tooting on Friday.

Walkers found the remains last Monday afternoon near Red House Road – a notorious fly tipping spot.

The case has been passed on to the coroner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Fulham Road due to reopen after building collapse

The Fulham Road in Chelsea remains closed this afternoon after a load of scaffolding collapsed yesterday afternoon.

No one was injured in the accident and investigations continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Mystery hole shuts road in Thames Ditton
The Portsmouth Road in Thames Ditton could remain closed for days to come.

It was shut yesterday after a six feet wide pot hole was discovered.

However, the council now says it could be more than a pot hole and investigations are due to start tomorrow.

A spokesman told us the problem could be rain related.

Do you have a problem with pot holes in your area? Give the Jackie News team a call on 0208 288 1300 or email [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Sky Sports presenters stood down
Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys have been stood down from covering tonight’s Chelsea - Bolton match.

The pair are under fire after they were recorded saying they ‘couldn’t believe’ a woman was an assistant referee between Wolves and Liverpool on Saturday.

Sky Sports have apologised for their comments - which were made off air.

The head of the women’s Football Association has labelled the comments ‘disappointing’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Chiswick High Road re-opens
Six people have been arrested in what police are describing as a ‘pre-planned’ operation in Chiswick.

Chiswick High Road has now re-opened after fire-arms officers carried out raids this morning.

The suspects are being held at various stations in West London.

Traffic congestion in the area has now eased.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

Lampard misses tonight clash with Bolton
Chelsea will be without Frank Lampard for this evening's Premier League clash at Bolton.

He picked up a calf injury during training last week, but had been expected to feature for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Meanwhile John Terry has travelled with the squad to the north-west.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

ET phone home
Engineers from Surrey are planning to put a mobile phone in space.

The team at Surrey Satellite Technology want to see if the sophisticated capabilities in today's phones will function in the most challenging environment known.

It will be used to control a 30cm-long satellite and take pictures of the Earth in the mission later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Investigation after Woking pub fire
More than 30 firefighters tackled a blaze which severely damaged a pub near Woking on Saturday.

Six crews were called to The Rowbarge Hotel in St John's Road.

Firefighters used an aerial ladder to bring the flames, which destroyed most of the roof, under control.

The first floor kitchen was also badly damaged by the fire.

An investigation into the cause has been started.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Police investigate attack in Woking
Detectives in Woking are describing as ' cruel and heartless' an attack on a man in a wheelchair in Woking.

The 49 year old was travelling along Denton Way in Goldsworth Park on Friday night when he was punched by the suspects who stole a gold necklace.

He suffered cuts and bruises.

One of the suspect is white with tanned skin and short gret spikey hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Former Cards player may return
Former Woking midfielder Steve Thompson is considering a return to the cards.

It could be as a coach under newly-appointed manager Garry Hill.

The 48-year-old joined the first team for training on Saturday after their Blue Square Bet South match was postponed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Police close Chiswick High Road
Chiswick High Road remains closed as police continue a pre-planned operation.

Fire-arms officers are on the scene and police have confirmed a number of arrests have been made.

The suspects are being held at various stations in West London.

Police say they’re hopeful the road will re-open within the next hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

Plucky Dorking pensioner beats the burglar
Police are appealing for help after a plucky Dorking pensioner sent a burglar packing from her home.

The 96-year-old year old lady was woken in the early hours of the morning on Friday in her house on Harrow Road East.

When she found the man searching the property she told him to ‘get out’ – and he left empty-handed.

Surrey Police would like to trace a white man, in his early 20’s with short, dark hair and a chubby face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

A former Surbiton resident to become an East End star
David Essex is joining Eastenders.

The 70’s singing heart-throb and former Surbiton resident will appear as Alfie Moon’s Uncle.

The 63 year old, who was born in East London, was also President of Long Ditton Cricket Club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am  

Campaign begins to rid Epsom of waste lorries
The Lib Dems are spearheading a petition to stop the use of Epsom town centre and its residential roads by huge commercial waste lorries.

Local councillor Alison Kelly says the area has become a convenient dumping ground.

Epsom currently processes waste from four other boroughs.

Residents are also subjected to high levels of vibration and noise pollution.

A similar campaign four years ago eventually had to be suspended after a stalemate with Surrey County Council’s contractor SITA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 am  

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Crane Park Playground Row
A Conservative councillor for Richmond says the borough must think again over a playground in Crane Park.

Alan Butler and a large group of protestors say the siting of the proposed play area must be reconsidered.

Sixty people and dogs turned up for a rally at the site near Shot Tower.

Protestor Richard Lailey says young children could use the facility for some of the time but at night and in the winter it would be abandoned to hooligans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 pm  

Wimbledon move back to the top
In League One action yesterday Brentford went down 2-1 at Oldham.

In the Conference AFC Wimbledon moved back to the top of the league after an emphatic 5 nil win over Southport at Kingmeadow.

There were two goals each for James Mulley and Luke Moore.

Nearest rivals Crawley were held to a goalless draw at Grimsby.

Kingstonian suffered a minor setback in the Ryeman League going down 2 nil at Cray Wanderers.
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