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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Downs Syndrome Museum

A museum about Downs Syndrome has been opened in Teddington.

Normansfield hospital on Normansfield Avenue was the home to Dr John Langdon-Down’s revolutionary work which established how patients were treated.

Ian Jones-Healey is the archivist at the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability and he welcomed Richmond mayor to officially open the new centre.

More information can be seen at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Full Time at The Stoop in Twickenham
Harlequins returned to the field after the half-time break trailing Leicester Tigers 3 - 7.

The home side were determined to make amends following their first-half performance. After 10 minutes the Quins secured another 3 points from a penalty.

Although the Tigers were gifted their own chance at 3 points just a few minutes later after Quins failed to release a tackled player, the visitors did not capitalize and the ball was struck wide of the posts.

Leicester looked threatening and it was not long before they scored their second try of the game after they chased down the ball. The conversion again sent wide.

Although Harlequins scored from another penalty, the Tigers were determined to keep their own momentum going. A long throw from a Quins line-out reached opposition hands which was then run in for their third try. This time they added the conversion.

In a bizarre turn of events in the dying minutes, Quins threw away a great chance of crossing the try line and knocked-on. The teams, however, were called back. A yellow card reduced the Tigers by one in the last 30 seconds and Quins were given a penalty, which was sent wide.

A disappointing performance from the home side, clearly missing their elite.

Full time in the Anglo-Welsh Cup: Harlequins 9 - 19 Leicester Tigers
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

Half-Time at The Stoop in Twickenham
Harlequins started strong in their attack but were weak in defense.

Within 5 minutes poor tackling by the home side allowed Leicester Tigers an easy try. A successful conversion gave the visitors a 7 point lead.

Quick ball from the Quins allowed them to gain a strong attacking position and score a penalty kicked in front of the posts.

The first-half continued with pressure from both sides but neither were able to get the upper hand.

Half time: Harlequins 3 - 7 Leicester Tigers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Anglo-Welsh Cup action from The Stoop in Twickenham
Rugby Union side Harlequins are in action this afternoon. They face Leicester Tigers in the LV=Cup.

Both teams are currently second in their respective pools and both are in the hunt for semi-final paces in this Anglo-Welsh Cup.

The Quins have several changes to their side with players involved in England and England Saxons training.

This is set to be a tough game, kicking off at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Friday, 27 January 2012

Woman jailed for stabbing in Battersea
A woman's been jailed for 12 years after a vicious robbery in Battersea.

Andrei Vidasinhas was convicted of GBH and attempted robbery at Kingston Crown Court.

She attacked the victim in Bramlands Close last July stabbing her 4 times while trying to steal her handbag.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

PSG sign Chelsea defender Alex
Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Chelsea defender Alex.

The Brazilian's moved to the French club after spending 8 years at Stamford Bridge.

PSG are managed by former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Hampton re-sign Powell
Hampton and Richmond have re-signed Darren Powell.

The 35 year old made his first steps in senior football with the Beavers in the 1997-98 season before a move to Brentford kick started his career.

During his career, he played at the highest levels, spending time at Crystal Palace and will be available for tomorrow’s game at Havant & Waterlooville.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Fulham in cup action
Fulham travel to Everton in the FA Cup fourth round tonight looking for their first away win since last October.

The west Londoners will be looking to Clint Dempsey to continue his impressive scoring form, after his hat-trick against Newcastle last weekend.

Manager Martin Jol says the American could play a vital part this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

Ferdinand to get police escort
Anton Ferdinand will be escorted by police to and from Loftus Road for tomorrow's cup clash with Chelsea.

The Sun says the Rangers defender has forked out 30 thousand pounds on extra personal security.

It's the first meeting between the two clubs since Chelsea skipper John Terry allegedly racially abused Ferdinand last October.

Terry will appear in court next week to face charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Police search for man missing in Surbiton
Police are concerned about the welfare of man who’s gone missing from his home in Surbiton

55 year old Phillip Ian Melham was last seen by his partner on Tuesday at their home in Catherine Road.

He's white, 6ft 1in tall with blue eyes, and short
receding grey hair.

He usually carries a white England rucksack with him.

He’s known to use public transport and ride a black mountain
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Eight arrested on suspicion of drug offences
Police have arrested eight people on suspicion of conspiracy to supply approximately 11 kilos of cocaine.

The haul has an estimated street vale of over £1.5million.

Three arrests were made in Northampton with the remaining five people arrested in Kingston, Southwark and Bexley.

Approximately £30,000 cash was also recovered after officers carried out extensive searches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

23 charged with drug offences after raids
Twenty three people have been charged with a variety of offences in connection with the supply of Class A drugs.

They are all due to appear before magistrates at Guildford today.

Police carried out a series of raids across Surrey yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Surrey wants Olympic volunteers
Surrey County Council is issuing a call for volunteers to help make Olympic history.

People have until the end of the month to apply to be Surrey Ambassadors on the days the Olympic cycle events and torch relay take place in the county.

Ambassadors need to be 18 or over and be able to commit to at least two days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Kingston to get first "zero carbon" home
A couple have been given the 'green light' to build Kingston's first “zero carbon” home.

Last month Kingston Council approved plans submitted by architect Andrew Tetlow and his wife to construct a new eco home in Surbiton.

Most of the three bedroom house will be built from wood timber and will feature emission technologies to reduce carbon.

Homes are one of the biggest sources of carbon and it has been proposed that the zero carbon standard should apply to all new homes from 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Hoops boost their defence
QPR have signed Nedum Onuoha from Manchester City.

The defender's joined the club on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Onuoha becomes Mark Hughes' second signing since he took over as Rangers new manager earlier this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Fisher off the pace in Abu Dhabi
The biggest names in golf are in the Middle East for the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Rory McIlroy and Sweden's Robert Karlsen are joint leaders on five under after the first round.

Cheam's Ross Fisher is on 1 over.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Police in Surrey carry out drug raids
25 people are in custody following a series of dawn raids aimed at tackling the supply of Class A drugs.

A six-month intelligence-led operation by Surrey Police led to searches this morning across Surrey, and at properties in London and East Sussex.

Officers say they also seized a significant amount of drugs and cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Boris thinks about Hammersmith tunnel
London’s Mayor is persisting with his idea of removing the Hammersmith flyover altogether.

Boris Johnson says the best thing would be to replace the ailing structure with a tunnel.

Only one lane in each direction has reopened since it was closed amid safety fears on December 23rd.

Engineers have promised it will be open fully in time for the Olympics but Boris says repairs may only make it last 15 years more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Kingston Council rubbishes traders' claims

Kingston Council has denied a part of Tolworth is a health hazard.

A number of complaints have been made about Broad Oaks behind Tolworth Broadway after weeks of rubbish were allowed to build up over Christmas.

Although it is the traders’ responsibility to keep the area clean, it is constantly plagued by fly tippers, so hard to keep control of.

A spokesman for the council says an Environmental Health inspector visited the site and found no hazardous substances or waste.

The rubbish, which consisted of two mattresses, has now been cleared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Wandsworth may get employ new powers to tackle drinkers
Wandsworth council is set to employ new legal powers that give additional support to the police’s efforts in tackling problem street drinkers.

Councillors are expected to approve the use of Designated Public Place Orders to tackle specific problems in clearly defined areas at a meeting tonight.

A DPPO is designed to tackle nuisance, annoyance and disorder caused by the consumption of alcohol in public places.

It gives police additional powers to prevent street drinkers from disturbing residents and engaging in anti-social behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Fire and Ambulance services discuss sharing stations
Discussions are underway looking at the possibility of some London Fire and Ambulance crews sharing stations.

In its response to a GLA report into the future of the London Ambulance Service which was published late last year.

The Fire Authority report suggests that more joint stations and headquarters and collaboration between control rooms could deliver a better service to Londoners and save money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Big Lottery Fund to Help Vulnerable Children in Croydon
Croydon Family Power has been awarded money from the Big Lottery Fund which helps the UK’s most vulnerable children.

The project supports children aged five to ten years old, growing up in families experiencing complex problems such as unemployment, homelessness, poverty, health problems and domestic violence.

Jackie spoke to Mark McGann whose Director of the Big Lottery Fund. He says this programme is focused on supporting the children within these troubled families.

The money will be used to fund professionals who offer families the support they need.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Drug Swoop Across Surrey
Seventeen properties including addresses in Epsom, Ewell and Spelthorne were searched in a drugs raid early this morning.

Surrey Police says the aim’s to remove those supplying Class A drugs from the streets.

It’s the largest co-ordinated activity in the borough since 2006 and has taken six months of under cover investigation to achieve.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Eight Out of Ten Benefit Claimants ARE Fit to Work
New sickness benefit checks have revealed eight out of ten claimants are fit to work.

Since the new assessment system, thousands have stopped claiming hand outs, however there are still over nine hundred thousand people who have been on incapacity benefit for over a decade.

Employment Minister and MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling says the majority of new claimants are able to work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Hounslow's in the Middle of an Educational Surge
Children from low income families in Hounslow are more likely to get significantly better GCSE results than those in other boroughs nationwide.

Think Tank Centre Forum has ranked Hounslow 8th out of one hundred and forty eight councils with forty seven per cent of pupils achieveing five or more GCSEs grade A* to C.

Hounslow received its best ever GCSE results last year despite having over eight hundred pupils classed as poor.

However, in nearby Hammersmith and Fulham, only fifty one percent of students gained the same grades despite the authority having significantly less children classed as poor in its schools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 am  

Children's Trust Tadworth
A petition's been started to improve road safety by the friends and family of a child who's been left critically injured after a hit and run.

Eleven year old Miles Rogers is still in rehab at the children's Trust in Tadworth after being knocked down in October.

The accident happened outside the Sheppey Rugby Club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 am  

Streatham Fire
A man's had a lucky escape after a fire tore through a house in Streatham.

Four fire engines and around twenty firefighters attended the blaze on Abercairn Road yesterday evening.

It turns out no fire alarms were fitted and an investigation is now underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 am  

Star Trek Croydon
A man from Croydon has taken himself off Job Seekers Allowance, because he's started building Star Trek props.

36 Stefan Blakemore was diagnosed with Aspergers as a child and wasn't able to get a job.

He made replicas of items seen in the sci-fi programme in his garage, and started selling them at conventions.

He's now looking for a bigger workshop to bodly expand his business.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 am  

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Number of spectators has increased for Surrey Olympic Cycle Race
The amount of people allowed to view the Surrey Olympic Cycle has been increased following a surge in demand.

The number has gone from 3,500 to 15 thousand on the zig zag stretch on Box Hill.

The move comes after months of negotiations between the London Organising Committee and the National Trust.

The rest of the route through the Surrey countryside and 6 London boroughs remains free for spectators.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

Two jailed for money laundering
Two men have been jailed for a total of 17 years for laundering 20 million pounds of criminal cash through a foreign exchange counter.

45 year old Andrew Barnett from Twickenham and 41 year old Daniel Keenan from Egham Hill pleaded guilty.

They sparked suspicion after they made 22 separate cash transactions of more than £400,000 in a 10-month period.

Detectives arrested Barnett after he changed half a million Euros in cash at a money service bureau in Marble Arch.

Keenan was jailed for 11 years and Barnett for six years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

People asked for opinions on Mitcham leisure centre
People living near a leisure centre in Mitcham are being asked for their views on its redevelopment.

Canons wants to upgrade its site which includes tennis courts and a multi use games area, as well as erect a number of flood lights.

Two pre - planning meetings are taking place where residents can see maps and drawings of the site.

They’re taking place on Friday 27th and Sunday 29th between 12 noon and 4pm at the centre on Madeira Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Praise for Surrey police
Surrey Police has been recognised for the way it handles sensitive crime data.

Inspectors visited the force last year as part of a national audit.

They found that staff working in the control room and contact centre were well equipped and informed to deal with emergency calls.

They also noted that victims of crime and non emergency calls were treated in a knowledgeable way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

More people in Surrey could watch Olympic cycle race
An extra 11,500 spectators could be allowed to watch the 2012 Olympic cycling race when it comes to Surrey in the summer.

Box Hill is being described as the "best vantage point" for the road race.

Concerns have been raised about the amount of spectators and the damage they may do to surrounding wildlife.

However, the National Trust says it will work to accommodate the crowds and also improve the habitat in the long run.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Chelsea could sign Genk midfielder
Chelsea are in talks to sign teenager Kevin de Bruyne from Genk.

A spokesman for the Belgian club says its director has flown into London to discuss the deal.

It is believed the midfielder could sign by the end of the week, but be loaned back to Genk for the rest of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

North Cheam fire update
About 50 people have been evacuated from an area of North Cheam after a fire.

30 firefighters are tackling a blaze in a range of garages behind Evans Autos on London Road.

An evacuation zone has been set up because there's propane gas cyclinders in the garages.

Around 50 people living nearby have been moved away.

Crews expect to be on the scene for the next few hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

Staines street shut off after collision.
South Street in Staines was closed for more than three hours after a collision between a pedestrian and a black BMW.

A man in his seventies was taken by ambulance to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

The pensioner was treated at the scene first but there are no reports of any serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information about the incident should call Surrey Police on 101 - quoting reference P12024460 - or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Driver advised to avoid M25 at Wisley
Motorists are being advised to avoid the clockwise carriageway of the M25 close to junction 10 at Wisley.

It follows a single vehicle collision this afternoon.

Emergency services were called after a lorry collided with a barrier on the hard shoulder just after 1.

The driver's been taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Two lanes of the clockwise carriageway have now been reopened but motorists are advised to avoid the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Fire fighters fight blaze in North Cheam

Fire fighters are at the scene of a blaze at Evans Autos in North Cheam.

They were called just before 3pm to 673 London Road.

We'll keep you fully updated with travel throughout the afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

New moves on daylight
There's new moves to give us more daylight later in the day.

The Daylight Saving Bill ran out of time to be voted on last week but could now be given a new lease of life.

Twickenham MP Vince Cable says he’s in talks with Kingston and Surbiton MP, Ed Davey on another attempt to get the bill heard.

The move could see an hour of light shift from morning to evening to help cut carbon emissions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Apprenticeship boost in South West London
Youngsters across South West London looking for an apprenticeship are to benefit from 1.25 million pound handout.

Sutton, Wandsworth, Merton, Croydon, Kingston and Richmond councils made a bid for the cash from the European Social Fund.

It means over next two years around 700 people will be given opportunities through various programmes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Surrey fights for its library plan
Surrey County Council is asking the High Court to reverse a temporary order blocking plans for its libraries.

It's idea is for communities to take over the day to day running of ten libraries in Surrey including Ewell Court and Stoneleigh.

Surrey says it understands some people don't agree with the plan but its also received a lot of support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Offenders set to work in Sutton
Criminals ordered to complete a stint of community service have been set to work on sprucing up a scout hut in Sutton.

2nd Cheam Scout Hut will have its gutters cleared, ceiling painted and its overgrown trees cut down.

The work continues over the next 6 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Woman bitten in dog attack in Epsom
Surrey Police are appealing for information after a woman and her dog were attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Epsom.

The incident took place at Epsom Park on London Road on Saturday afternoon.

The woman was bitten on the hand while she was trying to free her dog while the Labrador needed veterinary treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Police investigate hit and run in Epsom
Police are searching for a young woman with blonde hair, who may have been involved in a suspected hit and run in Epsom.

A cyclist was left with chest injuries after being in a collision with a black ford fiesta or focus on Kiln Lane 3 weeks ago.

Police say the car would have been damaged and would like anyone with information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Man Charged with Boxing Day Murder
A man’s been charged with murdering a teenager in London’s Oxford Street on Boxing Day.

18-year-old Seydou Diarrassouba from Mitcham, was stabbed to death outside a sports shop.

Thulani Khumalo is due to appear before magistrates in Hendon tomorrow.

Seven other men are still on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm  

Merge meets criteria
Two NHS trusts seeking to merge with Epsom and St Helier hospitals in Surrey and South London have met the criteria for the move.

That's according to health chiefs.

Epsom and St Helier NHS is seeking to demerge its hospitals, under the move.

Ashford and St Peter's is bidding to merge with Epsom Hospital and St George's in London is bidding to merge with St Helier.

Both bids still have to go before the boards and the health authority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Hampton and Richmond game is off
Hampton and Richmond's cup game tonight has been postponed due to a water logged pitch.

The second round replay in the FA Trophy against East Thurrock will now be played on the 31st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Oscar Nomination List
List of 84th Annual Academy Award nominations announced today:

1. Best Picture: "The Artist," 'The Descendants," 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," 'The Help," 'Hugo," 'Midnight in Paris," 'Moneyball," 'The Tree of Life," 'War Horse."

2. Actor: Demian Bichir, "A Better Life"; George Clooney, "The Descendants"; Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"; Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"; Brad Pitt, "Moneyball."

3. Actress: Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"; Viola Davis, "The Help"; Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"; Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"; Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn."

4. Supporting Actor: Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"; Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"; Nick Nolte, "Warrior"; Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"; Max von Sydow, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."

5. Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"; Jessica Chastain, "The Help"; Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"; Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"; Octavia Spencer, "The Help."

6. Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"; Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"; Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"; Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"; Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Prison administrator convicted of misconduct in a public office
A prison administrator who had an affair with an inmate has walked free from court.

Claire Steers who worked at High Down in Sutton was convicted of misconduct in a public office.

However she was let off after the female Judge sympathised with her situation.

Susan Matthews told Steers she wasn’t the first or last to make a fool of herself in the name of love.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Police release details of car damage suspect in Walton

Police have released CCTV images of a suspect attacking a car in Walton.

It took place in the early hours of New Years Eve.

The grey Audi Q5 was on display outside a dealership and was scratched up to 40 times.

The suspect’s a white man wearing a dark jacket and trousers and white trainers, and carrying a rucksack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Police re-appeal over car jacking in Sunbury
Detectives are re-appealing for information after a car jacking in Sunbury.

It took place in the grounds of Groveley Recreation Ground last Monday afternoon.

Two men threatened a 30-year-old woman from Sunbury and demanded her car.

The first suspect is a white man in his mid twenties, slim and around 6ft.

The second is also as a white man in his mid twenties, stocky build, 5ft 8 and was wearing dark clothing.

The stolen vehicle was found abandoned in Sunbury several hours after the robbery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Police investigate after girl approached by man in Epsom
Police are investigating after a nine-year-old girl was approached by a stranger in Epsom.

It took place on Sunday January 8th when the girl was walking in the Downland Way / Upland Way area with her family.

Police say the man left in a grey or silver small hatchback or MPV style vehicle.

He's white, around 40 to 50-years-old, with short grey hair, spoke with a southern accent and smelt of cigarettes.

Police says they are increasing patrols and are sending letters to parents who have children in local schools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Palace take advantage into second leg
Crystal Palace take a narrow one-goal advantage into the second leg of their Carling Cup semi-final at Cardiff tonight.

Palace have rested a number of players in the league in anticipation of reaching the final at Wembley.

Tonight they welcome back Dean Moxey and Alex Marrow from injury – while Sean Scannell returns after a ban.

It’s been a fairytale run in the competition so far knocking out Manchester United at Old Trafford on the way.

All this after the club nearly went out of business eighteen months ago, to be saved by a fan’s consortium.

Their last and only cup final win was back in 1991 – when they won the now defunct Zenith Data Systems Cup.

But the omens for tonight are good – Palace have never lost to Cardiff in six previous cup clashes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

A third of streetlights replaced in Surrey
Surrey County Council’s project to reduce light pollution by installing new streetlights is a third of the way to completion.

Countryside campaigners are the latest group to back the plans to replace nearly 90-thousand orange lights with white lamps.

It’s thought they will save 12-million pounds and reduce carbon emissions by 60-thousand tonnes over the next 25 years.

The majority of the streetlight replacement work has been carried out in Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Guildford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Landlord in Mitcham fined
A landlord in Mitcham has been fined around 13-thousand pounds for a string of offences.

Vipinchandra Malkan managed a number of properties on London Road.

Last January, an inspection found one house to be in multiple occupation, as well as a neighbouring property.

Both were found to have inadequate fire safety and shared facilities were dirty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Tremlett out of second Test match
England bowler Chris Tremlett looks unlikely to be fit for the second Test against Pakistan on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Surrey paceman who bowled only 21 overs in the first Test, taking no wickets, did not take part in training today due to a sore back and side.

England are looking to bounce back from last week's 10-wicket defeat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Plans turned down in Wandsworth
Plans to redevelop part of the Prices Candles Factory on York Road in Wandsworth have been rejected.

Wandsworth's planning committee said they wouldn't provide enough affordable housing.

The proposal was to demolish most of the site's existing buildings to create 116 new homes, of which 17 would have been available through shared ownership.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Monday, 23 January 2012

Funding blues for Richmond
It’s bad news for Richmond Council today as it missed out on a second phase of grants from the Mayor’s Outer London Fund.

It means that projects which needed this round two funding will have to be reviewed.

Richmond received £1.2m from the fund last year, which went towards ‘street scene’ projects in Twickenham, Whitton and Barnes
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

Smash and grab in Staines
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a smash and grab burglary in Staines yesterday.

A group of men smashed the window of H. Samuel in the Elmsleigh centre at about 5.40am.

They stole several thousand pounds worth of jewellery before making off in the direction of Staines Bridge.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Sutton officer retires after 30 years service
A superintendent from Sutton Police Station is retiring after 30 years in the service.

Chas Bailey has worked in the borough for the last 7 years, and prides himself on the part he's played in reducing crime.

He says the introduction of technology in the past 30 years has helped police officers to do their job more efficiently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

More details released on hacking investigation
More details have been released about how the News of the World managed to hack Milly Dowler's mobile phone in the days after she went missing.

A journalist told police that they got the murdered Walton schoolgirl's number and pin from other children.

Chairman of the Culture Committee John Whittingdale says journalists then impeded the police investigation into Milly's death by insisting she was alive - based on what they'd heard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Reeves family speak of re-building Croydon store
The family who own the House of Reeves furniture store that was burned down during the summer riots have spoken out about the rebuild.

They say they will not build an exact replica of the previous building because it was so old.

Croydon Council will hold a meeting this week to discuss a ‘planning brief’ for the redevelopment.

But a draft brief drawn up by officials indicates they would accept ‘the reconstruction of a facsimile’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Man jailed for sex offences
A former racing driver has been jailed at Isleworth Crown Court today
for child sex abuse offences committed in Hounslow in the 1970's.

67 year old Christopher Skeaping was sentenced to
seven and a half years in prison.

Detectives are also taking this opportunity to appeal for further
possible victims of Skeaping's to come forward and speak to police.

It's known that he lived in Hounslow in the 1970's and Bracknell in the
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Taarabt wants to stay at Rangers
QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt says he wants to stay at the club.

He’s revealed he would have left the club if Mark Hughes hadn’t succeeded Neil Warnock as manager.

The Moroccan is currently on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

New development approved at Nine Elms
A planning application to create 456 new homes in the Nine Elms regeneration zone has been approved.

The new development would also provide commercial space for new shops, cafes, restaurants and offices.

The site is located on Queenstown Road to the east of Battersea Park and is currently occupied by an office building.

As part of a legal agreement the developer will pay more than 12 million pounds towards local infrastructure upgrades.

These include two new Northern Line stations and an expansion of the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Asda opens 25 new stores
Asda has announced they’re to open 25 new stores this year – including one in Mitcham.

It’s hoped it’ll help create 5-thousand new jobs across the UK.

Prime Minister David Cameron has called the news ‘a boost for the economy and for people seeking jobs’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Missed appointments cost Epsom and St Helier
Missed appointments at Epsom and St Helier NHS trust have cost their hospitals over 5-and-a-half million pounds.

They say that the funds lost between 2010 and 11 could have paid for 226 nurses.

The trust is urging people to let staff know as soon as possible if they have to reschedule.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Lewis Hamilton expected to testify
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is expected to be called to testify in the trial of former Force India driver Adrian Sutil.

The German is charged with causing grievous bodily harm in an incident involving Eric Lux, an executive of the Renault team.

Hamilton, a close friend of Sutil, was in the nightclub at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

London has the most complained about Councils
New figures reveal London is home to half of England's most-complained about councils.

Birmingham topped the list with 257 complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman, it was followed by Southwark with 198 and Lambeth with 186.

Croydon had 121 and Hammersmith and Fulham 115.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Conservatives in Surrey accused of making secret decisions
Surrey County Council's Liberal Democrats have accused the council's Conservative administration of making important decisions in secrecy.

The charge comes following the announcement that a 2.99 percent rise in Council Tax is to be proposed.

The Lib Dems claim that at Friday's Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting they were denied papers to properly examine the proposals for the County's 2012/13 Budget.

They also say that a “Draft Budget Book" should have been published already giving Surrey's residents and businesses one month to examine the detailed plans and comment on them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Police investigate arson attack in Ashford
Police in Spelthorne are appealing for information following an arson attack on a property in Ashford.

The incident at an address in Metcalf Road happened just after 2am yesterday morning.

Two men were in the building at the time but both escaped uninjured.

Police are reviewing CCTV footage and are keen to get any information about a dark coloured estate vehicle which was seen in the area around the time of the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Court injunction stops Surrey library volunteers plan
A High Court injunction has prevented Surrey County Council from replacing paid staff at libraries in the county with volunteers.

Surrey Libraries Action Movement (SLAM) had issued court proceedings on Tuesday to block the action.

The council has been ordered not to take any steps to implement the plan, affecting ten libraries, until a further order from the court.

The libraries which the Conservative run council wants volunteers to run include Byfleet, Ewell Court, New Haw and Stoneleigh.
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