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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Protest over student accomodation in Hampton Wick

Residents in Hampton Wick are being urged to protest against a new planning application for student accomodation.

Richmond council's received an application for the conversion of Brentham and Bermuda House on the High Street.

Now the Hampton Wick Association has launched a campaign to resist an expansion in student numbers in the area.

The association has the support of the local Conservative Councillor Tony Arbour who has objected to the proposal.

There've already been complaints about anti-social behaviour by students living at Kingston Bridge House.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 pm  

Hammersmith Flyover
Motorists in South West London are facing disruption following the closure of the Hammersmith Flyover.
Structural defects were spotted yesterday and repairs are not expected to be completed before early January.
Football fans trying to get to Boxing Day matches face additional problems because of the 24 hour tube strike on the same day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

No longer the best in Elmbridge
After three years as the best place to live in Britain, Elmbridge has been beaten by the district of Hart in Hampshire.

The award was given by Halifax after looking at a range of indicators including crime, salaries, hours of sunshine and life expectancy.

Elmbridge came second in the listing while Epsom and Ewell were number 10.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am  

Tenants scammed in Sutton
Prospective tenants are being warned to be wary after a scam successfully conned two people in Sutton.

A 25 year old man and a 39 year old woman each paid a deposit and a month's rent for a flat they wanted to rent.

After being shown the flat in the High Street and signing a tenancy agreement, the victims found the keys they'd been given didn't work.

They responded to an ad on the Gumtree website by someone who used false names and bank details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 am  

Friday, 23 December 2011

Bridge re-opens in Woking
The Woking Park Access Bridge between Woking Park Car Park and Kingfield Road has reopened to traffic.

The bridge, which closed in July, now features a wider and higher mouth and will be able to cope better in heavy rainfall.

Parking facilities have been improved and a cycleway and footpath has also been installed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Hammersmith flyover shut after safety concerns
The Hammersmith flyover is closed and will not reopen until at least January after an inspection revealed safety concerns.

TFL’s been monitoring the flyover for over 2 years and recent results identified a structural defect which needs further assessment.

Engineers will be working over the holiday period and local traffic diversions are in place to avoid disruption.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Man from New Addington convicted of armed robbery
Two men have been found guilty of an armed robbery involving two million pounds worth of cash.

46 year old Trevor Mair from New Addington and his accomplice 36 year old Jonathon Haynes from Surrey pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear.

They will be sentenced in the New Year.

The court heard that the pair robbed two men who were working for the Royal family of Dubai.

It was in June as they collected money for their employer at a bank in London
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Surrey names new Chief Constable
Lynne Owens is the new Chief Constable of Surrey Police.

She began her career in the Met and transferred to Surrey Police in 2002 and was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service 3 years ago.

She takes over from Mark Rowley who's moved to the Met.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Fire damages restaurant in Chelsea
Around 20 firefighters have tackled a fire at a restaurant in Chelsea.

The blaze damaged a ventilation shaft running between the ground floor and roof of the four floor building in the Kings Road yesterday.

Seven members of staff were evacuated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Man from Effingham guilty of manslaughter
A man from Effingham has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after he admitted killing a man.

42-year-old Jimmy Connors pleaded guilty to manslaughter at a pre-trial hearing at Guildford Crown Court.

In July, 54 year old Robert Patrick was found unconscious at Connor's home on Calvert Road and he later died in Hospital.

A post mortem found he suffered head injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Battersea issues a warning to pet owners
Families are being reminded to take care of their pets during the upheaval of the festive period.

Battersea Cats and Dogs have made a free online video showing you how to avoid dog attacks in the home.

Christmas is usually a time when everything is flipped on its head, creating a change in daily routine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Christmas cheer from South West Trains
South West Trains have announced a Christmas treat for commuters – but you’ll have to wait until at least 2013 to get it.

Services from Weybridge via Staines and Hounslow via Richmond and Brentford will be lengthened to 10 carriages.

Meanwhile there’ll be an additional morning peak-time Hounslow to Waterloo service.

Extra money will be invested at Wimbledon and Clapham stations – new jobs are also expected to be created.

But SWT says the improvements won’t kick in until May 2013 – and completed until July 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Police reveal level of nuisance 999 calls last Xmas
Police have revealed almost a thousand nuisance 999 calls were made in London last Christmas and New Year.

The busiest hours for operators were between 9 at night and 3 in the morning.

Most calls were from Croydon, Ealing Newham, Haringey, Brent and Barnet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

Surrey fires expected to increase in festive period
The number of house fires in Surrey is expected to double during the festive period.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is appealing to the public to take extra care avoiding leaving cooking or candles unattended.

The service says it had to deal with 56 house fires last December, twice the monthly average.

A spokesman for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said fairy lights, Christmas trees and candles all need to be treated carefully.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Police officer sacked for sex attacks
A Metropolitan Police officer based in Ealing has been sacked for sex attacks on two colleagues.

The 40-year-old constable assaulted the two members of staff during a campaign of harassment.

The officer was found guilty of misconduct despite no criminal actions being launched against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

French police to investigate Tory MP
A Conservative MP's facing investigation by the French police after going to a Nazi-themed stag party.

Aidan Burley was at a restaurant, when one person was filmed wearing an SS uniform.

Some of the actions of guests included a toast to the Third Reich.

Nazi emblems are illegal in France.

Burley, who served as a parliamentary private secretary to Transport Secretary and Putney MP Justine Greening, was sacked this week after attending the party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am  

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Terry plays against Spurs
John Terry will play for Chelsea against Spurs tonight.

The blues are struggling with a shortage of centre half's as David Luiz is injured and Alex is unavailable.

It means Ivanovic will partner Terry at the back.

Chelsea have been linked with Bolton defender Gary Cahill and boss Andre Villas-Boas says that could be an option in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

BA agrees to buy BMI
There’s some good and bad news for workers at Heathrow.

The owner of British Airways has agreed a deal to buy BMI for 172 and a half million pounds.

It means IAG will get up to 56 extra take-off and landing slots at the airport – but there WILL be job losses.

Lufthansa currently owns the loss-making BMI - but IAG hopes the sale will be completed in the first three months of 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

KP extends Surrey deal
Kevin Pietersen has extended his contract at Surrey.

The England batsman says he will stay for the remainder of his international career.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

WWF to confirm Woking start date soon
The company building WWF-UK’s new headquarters in Woking will confirm a start date for the work in the new year.

The car park at Brewery Road will be redeveloped to build the wildlife charity’s new Living Planet Centre.

There were objections about a proposed new bridge linking Horsell and Woking with the new WWF building.

The council reduced the height of the bridge and changed the design after complaints from locals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Surrey Police issue internet warning
Surrey Police are warning parents and children to take care after a man was arrested in Kuwait on sexual abuse charges.

Authorities in the UK worked with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to make the arrest.

It came after a report in Yorkshire of a child being convinced to perform a sexual act on a webcam over the internet.

Police then connected it to a number of similar incidents across the country.

The CEOP & Surrey Police have issued the following advice:

Generally, the offender’s method has been to use an instant messenger service and pretend to be a friend of the targeted a victim. During subsequent conversations, the offender directed victims to an internet link.

When clicking on this link, victims were asked to provide their e-mail account(s) and password(s), allowing the offender to take control of their login information. The offender was then able to take control of and hack of the victims’ accounts, changing their passwords and security information.

The offender would then inform the victims’ that their account had been hacked and they no longer had control of it. The offender continued the threats, saying that personal information about them would be sent to friends and family on the internet, unless they continued to perform sexual acts via the webcam.

If you think you or a friend has been a victim of the above crime, or wish to discuss any related concerns in greater detail, please call the NSPCC helpline number - 0800 614 458. Your call will be answered by a fully briefed NSPCC Helpline officer, who will be able to offer you the appropriate advice and support.

Information shared, will be treated confidentially unless there is anything to suggest a child is at risk of harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Brentford players get in the festive spirit
Brentford’s footballers are getting in the Christmas spirit tonight.

They’ll be at Griffin Park where they will be picking up presents to distribute to children’s hospices in the area.

Anyone who wants to donate a present, join in with the carols and brass band should head to the ground from 5.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Mixed news for Heathrow airport workers
There’s some good and bad news for workers at Heathrow.

The owner of British Airways has agreed a deal to buy BMI for 172 and a half million pounds.

It means IAG will get up to 56 extra take-off and landing slots at the airport – but there WILL be job losses.

Lufthansa currently owns the loss-making BMI - but IAG hopes the sale will be completed in the first three months of 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Chelsea captain John Terry to face Spurs
John Terry will play for Chelsea at Tottenham tonight - a day after saying he'll fight "tooth and nail" to prove he's not guilty of racially abusing an opponent.

Terry is due to appear in court in February charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.

The club say he has their full support.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are kitting their stewards out with headcams ahead of tonight's match with John Terry's Chelsea.

The club say they want to remind fans they have a zero-tolerance approach towards foul, abusive, homophobic or racist language.

Spurs insist they've used the cameras before and it's not a specific policy for this game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Croydon North MP calls for killers' immigration details
The MP for Croydon North, Malcolm Wicks has spoken out about the Home Office’s refusal to give information about a man convicted of murder.

Darren Deslandes was shot outside of the Newton Arms pub in 2009 on New Years Eve.

His killer, Saturday Hassan was found guilty of the murder last year.

His victims’ parents, Wintworth and Lurline Deslanders want to know if he’s in Britain legally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Number of people claiming JSA in Hounslow on the rise
The Borough of Hounslow has recorded the biggest growth in the amount of people claiming Job Seekers allowance.

According the Trade Union Congress there’s now over 500 people claiming payments.

It means that for a second year in a row, nearly 35 thousand people in the UK will be claiming benefits over the Christmas
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Crime increases on London Tramlink
Overall Crime on the London Tramlink has gone up 15 per cent in the last year.

The latest figures from TFL reveal that robbery offences between Croydon and Wimbledon has increased by 600%.

Criminal damage on the line has gone up over a third as well.

As a result Transport for London is to dispatch more Tramlink officers and assess walkways and crossings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Vince Cable to keep fuel handout
The MP for Twickenham has said he’s going to keep the state handout for fuel rather than give it to less well off pensioners.

This is in spite of earner over a hundred and thirty thousand pounds a year.

Hundreds of better off pensioners have given away their 200 pound allowance under the Community Foundation Network.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 am  

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

John Terry is to be charged with racially abusing an opponent
England football captain John Terry is to be charged with racially abusing an opponent.

The Crown Prosecution Service says he has a case to answer over an incident with QPR defender Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's Premier League game against them on October 23rd.

He'll appear before West London Magistrates' Court on February 1st.

Terry denies the allegations against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Battersea Power station to go on market soon
The administrator handling the sale of Battersea Power Station has confirmed it expects the site to go on the market early in the New Year.

Ernst & Young say the sale could take up to nine months to complete.

The site's previous owners went into administration last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Zamora likely to be back for Fulham tonight
Fulham welcome back striker Bobby Zamora for tonight's clash with Manchester United.

Midfielders Simon Davies and Steve Sidwell are still missing along with defender Zdenek Grygera and goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Sir Alex Ferguson may include Javier Hernandez, who has recovered quicker than expected from injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

QPR team news
QPR manager Neil Warnock must decide whether to replace goalkeeper Radek Cerny with fit-again Paddy Kenny for tonight's clash with Sunderland.

Anton Ferdinand and Jay Bothroyd are doubts and Danny Gabbidon could miss out with a gashed leg.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Announcement in Terry race row case 'to be made this afternoon'
The Crown Prosecution Service says there'll be an announcement this afternoon about its investigation into England football captain John Terry.

It's been looking at claims the Chelsea defender racially abused QPR's Anton Ferdinand during a match in October.

Terry denies the allegations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Surrey scientists to research birdsong benefits
Conservation charities and scientists in Surrey are beginning research to find out whether birdsong has any impact on people's mental wellbeing.

Surrey University,the National Trust and Surrey Wildlife Trust, will look for effects on mood, creativity and behaviour.

Though many people say they enjoy birdsong and other natural sounds, there is a lack of academic evidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Croydon North MP backs family over deportation issue
The family of a man murdered outside a pub in Croydon has been refused the right to know if his killer has been deported.

Saturday Hassan was given three life sentences for shooting dead Darren Deslandes after a New Years party at the Newton Arms.

Darren’s parents Wintworth and Lurline were told they couldn’t have the information about Hassan – in order to protect his privacy.

Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks has described the situation as ‘total nonsense’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Volunteers needed to help in Claygate clubhouse construction
The hunt is on for skilled volunteers to help complete the construction of a new clubhouse in Claygate.

The first stage of the building is nearly complete – but people are needed to help with decorating the inside of the club.

Once completed the clubhouse will be used by the football and cricket clubs – as well as being a facility open to the public.

If you'd like to help then you can contact Russ Guyatt at [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

In the Npower championship, Crystal Palace beat Birmingham City one-nil.

In the Blue Square south - Sutton United drew against Truro City two–all.

In the Blue Square Premier - Hayes and Yeading lost to Fleetwood one-three.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 pm  

Elmbridge Burglaries
Detectives in Elmbridge are appealing for witnesses following two linked burglaries last week, where elderly victims were targeted.

Both crimes were carried out in the early hours of last Wednesday – one in Thames Ditton and the other in West Molesey.

Neither of the victims was harmed, but both were left shaken and upset at discovering intruders in their homes.

The houses are being examined forensically and local officers are carrying out regular patrols in the areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 pm  

Londoners urged to give blood
Londoners are being urged to give blood this Christmas.

Figures show fewer people donate blood over the festive period compared with the rest of the year.

The number of appointments for December is already 15,000 less than last year.

John Canning from the NHS says with the figures being so low, donating blood this Christmas is even more important.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

Police re-appeal over attempted rape in Croydon
Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to an alleged attempted rape in Croydon.

A 19 year old woman was attacked in a passage way in Robert Street, which leads to Fell Road in September.

The man who attacked her was frightened away when the woman fought back and shouted for help.

Officers are appealing for help identify the man who's possibly of Eastern European origin.

He's in his mid to late twenties and approx 6 foot tall.

He was slim with tanned skin and black wavy hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Twickenham station plans get green light
Controversial plans to redevelop Twickenham station have been given the go ahead.

The Council’s planning committee last night approved the development which includes a plaza, station entrance, riverside walk and block of flats.

The Mayor of London still has to give his approval.

Those against the plans say creating a high rise block above the station will change the features of the historic town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Two men robbed in Woking
Police are appealing for witnesses to a double assault in Woking.

Two men were robbed of their wallets and mobile phones while walking along Grove road yesterday afternoon.

They were approached and attacked by up to five men, suffering severe cuts and bruises to their faces.

Police want to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity at around 5 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Two attempted abductions in Streatham
Police have released a description of a suspect believed involved
in the attempted abduction of two young girls in Streatham.

Officers are investigating two cases of attempted abduction last month , which they are treating as linked.

A 12-year old girl was walking to school along Woodbourne Avenue when she noticed a white van with a black roof rack driving slowly alongside her.

The driver attempted to engage the girl in conversation and encouraged
her to come over to him. She ignored his request and ran away.

An 11 year old girl reported a similar incident in Becmead Avenue.

The driver of the van is tanned, white and aged between 30 to mid 40s with scruffy black/brown hair with tints of grey.

Police have increased patrols in and around the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Children of New Malden unite against trouble
Children from Burlington Junior Upper School have become Christmas recording artists this year.

Teacher Sarah-Louise Macdonald, has led the choir to success by writing them their own christmas song.

The song is called 'Children of the World' and is a plea to children throughout the world to unite against troubles, especially during the festive period.

The choir has professionally recorded the song and 'released' their CDs for sale at school.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Severe Delays on M25 Junction 10 - Junction 11
There are severe delays on the M25 clockwise following a fatality at Chertsey.

Surrey Police have closed the motorway between Junction 10 and 11after a silver BMW collided with the back of a lorry around midnight.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, but has not yet been named.

The carriageway's expected to remain closed for several hours and will particularly affect motorists travelling to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Motorists are being asked to avoid this section of the motorway until it's been cleared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am  

Monday, 19 December 2011

Tougher Action on Pedicabs in Central London
A major crackdown's been launched against pedicabs in Central London.

Mayor Boris Johnson's teamed up with police in a campaign to keep the public safe.

The new get-tough approach outline's the potential risks involved with travelling in pedicabs which are often unroadworthy and uninsured.

They're not licensed or regulated and can cause serious disruption to road users.

Riders often disobey road rules and there's currently no requirement for them to have a CRB check.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 pm  

Local Filmaker Heads to Sundance Festival
A team of local film makers will see their short film screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah next year.

The film – Long Distance Information – was produced in Wandsworth and funded from the Council's Short Film Fund which aims to help film makers break into the industry.

Written and directed by Douglas Hart, the black comedy's set on Christmas Day and explores the strained relationship between a father and his twenty year old son.

For more information on the fund, contact Maria Horn at the Wandsworth Fund Office on 0208 871 7119.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 pm  

Zaha missing for Palace tonight
Crystal Palace will take on Birmingham tonight without Wilfried Zaha.

The striker, who has just signed a new 5 and a half year deal, is suspended following his 5th booking last weekend.

Palace will also be without Dean Moxey, Lee Hills and Alex Marrow who are all out injured until the New Yea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Fulham post record profits
Fulham have posted record profits of 4-point-8-million pounds for the past financial year.

The club also announced record revenue of more than 77-million pounds and increased attendance at Craven Cottage to an average of 98-percent capacity during the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Post Office worker robbed in Epsom
A Post Office worker in Epsom has been handcuffed by two men while they stole thousands of pounds from a safe.

Two men barged into the building on Kingston Road on Friday afternoon while the victim was locking up.

The men threatened and pushed him to the floor.

The robbers then forced him to reveal the security code before escaping with thousands of pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Quins boss happy after away win
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea says it feels like his side have won the Heineken Cup FINAL after beating Toulouse away in Pool Six.

It finished 31-24 - Quins becoming the first side to win a European match at Toulouse for nearly three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Bank scam warning in Wandsworth
Fraudsters have been targeting shoppers in Wandsworth in a new bank card scam which has already fleeced people out of thousands of pounds.

Wandsworth Council and Wandsworth police are warning people to be aware of the con, which sees criminals pose as bank fraud department employees.

Victims are phoned and told there have been unauthorised purchases on their bank card for hundreds of pounds at well known department stores.

They tell the victim they need to return their card/s - and instruct them they are in the process of sending a courier to collect it.

Once their card/s has been obtained, the swindlers call back and request to be given the relevant PIN number/s.

Wandsworth police say there's been 10 victims of the scam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Heating problems for school in Banstead
A junior school in Banstead is shut tomorrow because of heating problems.

Warren Mead won't open on the last day of term.

It's expected to school will re-open on January 4th – but parents are asked to check nearer the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Two men convicted of assault in Sutton
A man from Morden's been given a suspended jail sentence after taunting a woman in a mobility scooter and punching her husband in Sutton.

The woman suffers from arthritis and has a heart condition but 28 year old Simon Feeney accused her of not really being disabled.

Her husband told Feeney to leave them alone but instead he punched the man several times and was then joined by 35 year old Kevin Healy.

As police tried to arrest Feeney, he shouted racial abuse and spat at the officers whilst Healy from Carshalton punched one of the officers.

Feeney was sentenced to 8 weeks in jail suspended for 12 months and Healy was sentenced to community work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Eagles look to extend unbeaten home run
Crystal Palace will be looking to carry on their impressive run of home form when they face Birmingham in the Championship tonight.

They haven’t lost a game at Selhurst Park since September – a win tonight could move them up to seventh in the table.

Palace will be without teenage sensation Wilfried Zaha, who’s suspended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Police investigate distraction burglary in Carshalton
Police are investigating after a 90-year-old woman was robbed in a distraction burglary in Carshalton.

The suspect tricked his way in saying he wanted to fix her taps and stole £200 in cash.

The suspect's a white man, around fifty, 5ft 6, of medium build with blue eyes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Dogs abandoned in Putney
Staff at the RSPCA's Putney Animal Hospital are now caring for three dogs after they were abandoned outside their centre on Thursday night.

The lurcher dogs, including a 6-month-old puppy, were tied to a railing in freezing conditions in Clarendon drive.

A note explained that their owner had been made homeless.

The RSPCA said it wants to remind the public that it is criminal offence to dump animals in conditions that are likely to cause them suffering.

Anyone who knows the dogs owner is being asked to contact the RSPCA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 am  

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Harlequins face tough encounter in France
Harlequins are at four time champions Toulouse today in rugby union's European Cup.

The French side ended Quins' perfect start to the season just over a week ago at the Twickenham Stoop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 am  

Driver fails to stop after accident in Leatherhead
Surrey Police are appealing for information after a hit-and-run accident in Leatherhead yesterday evening.

The collision, which involved a vehicle and a cyclist, happened just before 7:20pm in Kingston Road.

The driver failed to stop.

The cyclist, a man in his 40's, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to St Georges Hospital.

The vehicle involved is believed to be a silver car, possibly a Vauxhall Astra.

Officers are urging the driver to make contact with the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Tory MP sacked for attending Nazi stag do
A Tory MP has been sacked as a Commons aide for going to a stag do where guests were dressed as Nazis.

Aidan Burley worked for Transport Secretary and Putney MP Justine Greening.

He says he deeply regrets the inappropriate actions of guests.

They included toasts to The Third Reich.

The Conservative party says the Staffordshire MP has behaved in an offensive manner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

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