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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Surrey Police faces privitisation

Surrey’s chief constable has replied to a suggestion by a senior MP that a private police force would not be answerable to the public.

It’s been reported that commercial firms would take over some duties of police officers in the county and - in the West Midlands.

The chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee MP Keith Vaz is to write to Lynne Owens.

But the Surrey police boss Lynne Owens says the public accountability will remain the same.

In an interview she said bobbies would remain on the beat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm  

Feltham stab victim remains in critical condition
A man in his early 20’s remains in a critical condition in hospital after a stabbing in Feltham.

The Metropolitan Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses to the assault which happened around 5 o’clock on Friday evening in Elmwood Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 358 0300 or call Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

10p journeys for Putney MP
The MP for Putney has claimed for two 10 pence journeys on expenses according to the Daily Mail.

The claims were made for an intern who travelled on buses while working for Justine Greening.

Her department says it is standard practise to claim for people working for MP’s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Hounslow van thieves sentenced
Three Lithuanian men living in Hounslow have been jailed for a series of van thefts across the South East.

The trio were linked to 26 stolen vehicles which were stored at a unit in Southall and another in Dartford.

Kent police said that during an 8 month period 150 Mercedes Sprinter vans were reported stolen in a 10 mile radius around Heathrow.

The Defendants also took vans in Kent, Surrey, the Thames Valley and London.

Some of the vehicles had been broken up and driven to Europe.

One of the Defendants, 33 year old Arunas Gambarovas, had similar convictions in France and Germany.

They received sentences between 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

Protecting Whitton High Street
Richmond Council is stepping in to protect the character of Whitton High Street, by giving greater protection to the buildings.

The shops which are now occupied by Lidl and Kneller Furnishings were erected in the 1930s and 40s and the Council wants to save their distinctive art deco features.

Formal Building of Townscape Merit status has been given to the buildings. This means that extra consideration will given on any future planning applications to keep their unique features.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 am  

The Staines woman who tried to be a man
A Staines woman is in jail this weekend after disguising herself as a boy to date 15 and 16 year old girls befriended on Facebook.

20 year old Gemma Baker faked her online profiles to pretend to be male and wore hats and baggy clothes when she went to meet her victims.

She admitted sexual assaults between November 2009 and May 2010.

She’ll be sentenced on Monday at Guildford Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 am  

Witnesses needed to Feltham assault
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Feltham.

They were called to the scene around 5 o’clock on Friday evening in Elmwood Avenue.

They found a man, believed to be in his early 20s, with a stab injury. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 358 0300 or call Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 am  

Pedestrian killed in Egham crash
A pedestrian has died in a collision on the A30 London Road in Egham.

The woman in her 20s was treated by paramedics at the scene but died of her injuries.

The collision at the junction with St. Jude’s Road just before midnight involved a black Mini Cooper.

The A30 was closed to allow an air ambulance to land.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened and they can be contacted by calling 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 am  

Friday, 2 March 2012

Two rescued in Hounslow
Two people have been rescued after they became trapped when a ceiling collapsed in their third floor flat in Hounslow.

It happened on Sandown Close yesterday morning.

A woman and a teenager were released by firefighters and treated by London Ambulance Crews.

The cause of the collapse is unknown at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Jumbo turns back to Heathrow after staff illness
It’s been revealed a jumbo jet heading for South Africa turned back to Heathrow after 11 of the cabin crew fell ill.

The pilot was 3 hours into the flight last night when he radioed controllers to alert them to the problem.

Singer Gary Barlow was one of the passengers on board and British Airways is now investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

Police re-appeal to find mother and son in Sutton
Police continue to appeal regarding the whereabouts of a mother and her young son in Sutton.

28 year old Lauryn Bateman and 14-month-old Terry John Lee were last seen a week ago in the Robin Hood Lane area.

At the time they went missing, Terry was under the care of the local authority and his mother, Lauryn was visiting him under supervision.

Lauryn lives in the Caterham area and is about 5ft with neck length dark hair.

She was last seen wearing a grey top, black leggings and UGG boots.

She has a piercing in her right nostril and a tattoo on her left arm with the name "Gavin".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Missing man - renewed appeal.
Surrey Police has renewed an appeal for information for a man who disappeared a year ago.

58 year old Brian Hynard was last seen by his wife on March the 1st 2011.

His car was found in Brockham and he was last seen wearing walking gear – it’s thought he was heading to Box Hill.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Mr Hynard should contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Fire in Merton
Fire broke out in a house in Merton in the early hours of March the 2nd.

A quarter of the first floor was damaged by fire – two men and one woman managed to escape from the blaze in Sydney Road.

They were treated for the effects of inhaling smoke by London ambulance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

NHS recommends closing A & E in south west
An NHS review has recommended a reduction in the number of Accident and Emergency departments in south west London.

In its Better Services Better Value review published yesterday NHS South West London recommends three A & E’s in the south west rather than the current four.

Doubts now surround the future of emergency care at Kingston, St Helier, St George’s and Croydon university hospitals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am  

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Led Zeppelin fans flock to Mortlake

Tribute bands are big business these days and they don’t come any bigger or any more professional than Letz Zep.

Last year saw the band perform on four continents and 2012 will see them delighting faithful Zeppelin fans with dates in Spain, France, Scandinavia, South America and London on the 8th March.

On Tuesday Letz Zep vocalist Billy Kulke celebrated at popular live music venue, the Charlie Butler pub in Mortlake, by cutting a ribbon revealing a remarkable new artwork.

Crispin Mallett, the music-mad landlord of the Charlie Butler, loves rock and Led Zeppelin in particular, and he came up with the idea of decorating one of the walls of the pub with a mural of the cover sleeve of the 1979 Zeppelin album In Through the Out Door.

Crispin invited artist Stuart Webb to create the masterpiece. He has been hard at work on the painting for the last couple of months.

Jackie News caught up with him at the grand unveiling.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

William and Kate Express Sadness Over Sutton Cancer Deaths
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said they’re very saddened at the deaths of two cancer patients they met last year.

19 year old Beth Ansell, and Amanda Slann who was 17 both passed away within days of each other last week.

The pair met William and Kate last year when they opened an 18 million pound cancer unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Scales Backs "Drop The Dons" Campaign
Former Wimbledon midfielder John Scales is backing the Local Guardians “Drop the Dons” campaign.

The aim is to get Milton Keynes Dons to drop the “Don’s” part from their name.

More than 1800 people have signed the petition and the issue was even debated in the House of Commons.

Ex Spurs man Scales says he sees it as his duty now to support AFC Wimbledon and stand shoulder to shoulder with the fans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Chelsea Defender Criticised By Brazil Boss
Chelsea defender David Luiz has been criticised by Brazil Manager Mano Menezes.

Luiz has come under fire following some high profile mistakes for his club this season.

And last night the Brazilian made another error to gift Bosnia and Herzegovina a goal in his countries 2-1 friendly win.

Menezes said after the game “Individually, he was not up to his usual standards, and he knows that.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Policeman Blinded By Raoul Moat Found Dead
The police officer who was blinded by Raoul Moat has been found dead.

Officers have cordoned off David Rathband’s home in Blyth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Business Leaders Warn Osborne
The Chancellor's being asked to drop the 50p tax rate in this month's budget.

More than 500 business leaders have written to George Osborne.

They say the rate is "damaging".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Coulsdon Mother Speaks Out Over Suicides
A grief stricken mother from Coulsdon has spoken out about so called “mail order” suicide kits.

Patti Boyle’s son Kevin, took his own life after paying an off-shore company, which promised “painless deliverance”.

Kevin was found at the end of January in Farthing Downs.

The company which is no longer in operation required no proof of ill health but just a photocopy of a passport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Security Forces Search For Hounslow Resident
British and Kenyan security forces are searching for a woman who is originally from Hounslow because she’s believed to have connections with al-Qaeda.

The woman is thought to have been operating with Samantha Lewthwaite - Lewthwaite is the widow of 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsey.

Police officers believe the pair were involved in raising funds for a bomb attack in Mombasa’s busiest shopping centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Tramlink could be extended to St Helier
Momentum is building for the proposed extension of the Croydon Tramlink.

If plans get the go ahead, it could branch out from Morden Road to St Helier and Rose Hill.

The London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth and Conservative Spokesman on Transport, is Richard Tracey.

He says people do want it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Pinewood Studios Makes Financial Loss
Pinewood Studios in Shepperton has made a 3.9 million pound loss because it was unable to build sets on greenbelt land.

The historic film company wanted to build replicas of Paris, Amsterdam and New York.

The 200 million pound, “Project Pinewood” was rejected by the Department for Communities and Local Government in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Merton Council Receive Transport Recognition
The London Transport Awards have recognised Merton Borough Council’s redevelopment schemes over the past year.

The six nominations that Merton received are the highest number from any of the London councils this year.

The refurbished forecourt at Wimbledon Station has come in for praise and has been nominated for Rail Station of the year.

The London transport awards ceremony will take place on March 21st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

South West London women being encouraged to cycle
Women across South West London are being encouraged to cycle their hearts out this month.

They’re being asked to take part in the Breeze Event – a gentle ten mile ride around Richmond Park.

The aim is to get women on their bikes.

Richmond councillor Katharine Harbourne is championing the first event on the 17th.

For more information on how to take part, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Tramlink back to normal in Croydon
The trams came to a standstill in Croydon this morning after a man threatened to jump from scaffolding in Church Street

It's believed he climbed onto the scaffolding at 2.40am. He has been taken to hospital after officers spent two and a half hours trying to talk him down.

Trams were severely delayed through the town centre but services have now resumed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Details emerge after M3 accident
Details of a fatal accident on the M3 on Tuesday have been released.

A 57 year old man from Camberley was killed when his car left the road and crashed into trees before stopping down an embankment

The motorway was cordoned off between Junction 2 for the M25 and Junction 3 for Bagshot for over an hour.

A Surrey police spokesman says a passenger in the car, a man in his 30s, was taken to Frimley Park Hospital with minor injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm  

Appeal for a review into Thornton Heath businessman murder case
The family of a man killed in a brutal axe attack in 1987 are calling for a judicial review in police handling of the case.

Daniel Morgan, originally from Monmouthshire, ran his company Southern Investigations from Thornton Heath.

There have been five failed murder investigations.

MP Tom Watson is also backing calls for a review.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

River Wandle gets a deep clean

Along with 5,000 other National Trust employees around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Hilary McGrady, the National Trust’s Director for London and the South East, got Leap Day off work to volunteer in Wandsworth.

The ‘Local Leap’ celebrated the importance of volunteering as the Trust, which itself enjoys the support of more than 62,000 volunteers, continues to build links with its local communities.

The Local Leap also marked the centenary year of the death of one of the charity’s founders, Octavia Hill, who was passionate about the role that volunteering could play within society.

Hilary chose to spend her leap day helping the Wandle Trust, an environmental charity which has been working to clean the River Wandle, a unique urban chalkstream which flows for 11 miles through the London Boroughs of Croydon, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth and Morden Hall Park – a National Trust property.

For 150 years the river was treated as a flowing dustbin and polluted with industrial waste but gradually its habitats, biodiversity and ecological sustainability are being restored.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

BREAKING NEWS: Stabbing in Hounslow
Police are investigating a stabbing in Hounslow.

Officers were called to Martindale Road at 1.30 this lunchtime, where they found a man in his 20s.

He was taken to a South East London hospital by air ambulance where his condition is described as serious.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Scott Parker Named England Captain
Spurs midfielder Scott Parker has been named as England’s Captain ahead of tonights friendly against Holland.

The former Chelsea man beat other candidates such as Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard to the armband.

However it remains to be seen whether Parker will keep hold of the captaincy for Euro 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Dizaei Released From Prison
The former Met Police commander Ali Dizaei has walked out of Wandsworth jail after serving just 14 days.

The 49 year old Scotland Yard chief was jailed this month for corruption but has been let out earlier than expected – he’s been electronically tagged.
He was found guilty for framing an innocent man and had already spent 15 months in jail.

He’s returned to his home in Acton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

New Heathrow Terminal To Receive Topping Out Ceremony
Completion of major work on a new £2.5bn terminal at Heathrow is to be marked with a topping out ceremony.

The finished Terminal 2 will open in 2 years and be capable of handling 20 million passengers annually.

It’s part of a 4 billion pound programme of development at the airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Firefighters Tackle Wimbledon Blaze
Firefighters saved millions of pounds worth of new cars when they tackled a fire in a car park belonging to a car auction centre in Wimbledon.

The car park in Waterside Way contained over 2000 top-of-the range cars but fire crews managed to limit the damage to only 15 vehicles.

Last night’s fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in one of the cars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Chisora Cast Into Boxing Wilderness
British Boxer Derek Chisora has been given an indefinite ban from the sport by the World Boxing Council

Chisora has also been hit with a heavy fine after slapping Vitali Klitchko before there world title fight earlier this month

The Londoner also brawled with former British Boxer David Haye and spat at Wladimir Klitchko, Vitalis Brother

The WBC said in a statement that it “was one of the worst pieces of behaviour ever displayed by a professional boxer”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

Police investigate indecent exposure in Sunbury
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself to an 18 year old girl in Sunbury.

The incident happened around 5 pm on Sunday in an alleyway off Ashridge Way.

The victim who’s from Sunbury saw the suspect as she was walking down the alley.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20’s or early 30’s – of chubby build and around five foot six in height.

He was wearing a green T shirt – dark blue jeans and a dark-coloured woolly hat.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference SL/12/1252or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Former Hinchley Wood schoolboy missing
The Met Police has issued an appeal for information about a missing man who went to school in Hinchley Wood.

Andrew Cooke was last seen two weeks ago at an all night party in Chingford. He’s 29 and is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, of slim build and with a pierced left nostril.

He has a pale complexion and dark ginger hair and he has a tattoo on his right arm.

Andrew was wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans or trousers, a dark zip-up coat and possibly, a grey woollen beanie-style hat and a blue and black tartan scarf.

His father Graham who’s lived in Thames Ditton for 25 years has spoken of his family’s distress.

Andrew attended Hinchley Wood School and Esher and Brooklands Colleges and recently lived in Surbiton.

Anyone with information should phone 0207 232 6246 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. In addition, a Facebook campaign's been set up by Andrew's friends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Police Appeal for Witnesses for Mitcham Accident
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident in Mitcham.

The crash happened at about quarter past eight this morning in London Road, opposite the junction with Crescent Grove.

A silver Peugeot hit a white refrigerated lorry and the driver of the car, a 35 year-old man from Carshalton, died at the scene.

The driver of the lorry stopped and there have been no arrests.

Anyone with any information about the accident is asked to contact the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm  

Gary Masons Family To Take Legal Action
The family of the late boxer Gary Mason are taking legal action against a van driver they blame for his death.

The former heavyweight fighter was hit by the vehicle while cycling near his home in Wallington last January.

A coroner's ruled it was an accident but Mason's relatives have decided to prepare a civil case against Piero Zanelli.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Streatham Redskins Attendances Falling
The number of fans going to watch Streatham Redskins has dropped recently.

That’s according to the clubs website.

The South London ice hockey team relocated to Brixton just after Xmas with the aim of bringing in more supporters.

They face Romford this week-end.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Police Investigate Man In Connection With Leatherhead Attack
Police are investigating after a man in his 30’s was assaulted in Leatherhead.

The attack took place in the High Street 10 days ago but police have just released details.

The victim was taken to Epsom Hospital but was later transferred to St Georges in Tooting for treatment for facial injuries.

The suspect is a white man, in his early 20s, slim and around 5ft 10ins tall with short brown hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Twickenham Residents Embrace Discount Vouchers- Says Survey
A new survey has revealed the middle class are most likely to use online discount vouchers.

According to the study, people in Twickenham top the list of areas happiest to embrace the vouchers.
It comes as an attempt to cut down their weekly bills, while keeping up appearances and maintaining a certain standard of life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Police Release E-Fit Image Of Indecent Exposure Suspect
An e-fit image of a man connected to a sexual exposure has been released by police in Walton.

A 24-year-old victim was walking to the High Street when a man approached her and grabbed her shoulder.
She then got into her car as the suspect walked up to it and exposed himself.
The man is white, in his early 30s, between 5ft 8 and 9 inches, of slim build and was wearing dark trousers, fleece and hat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

"Cruelty In a Concrete Jungle" Campaign Underway
The World Society for the Protection of Animals will launch a new campaign today called ‘Cruelty in a Concrete Jungle’.

London’s mayoral candidates have been asked to pledge to properly resource specialist wildlife police officers in the capital.

It comes as the charity fears that wildlife crime will grow.

Last year, the Met was in charge of the world’s largest seizure of rhino horn in Kensington including 129 individual horns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Brixton Resident Has Face Rebuilt
A man from Brixton has had his face rebuilt after he shattered his skull when he fell from a drainpipe.

Surgeons at Kings College Hospital used injections of fat from Tim Barter’s stomach to repair his temple.

The 32-year-old from Brixton is the first person to undergo this type of procedure in Britain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Violinist Pleads For Safe Return Of "Perfect Instrument"
The professional violinist, who had her instrument stolen on a train at Whitton, is pleading for its safe return.

Catrin Morgan discovered her 25 thousand pound violin was missing from an overhead rack when she left the train on February 8th.

The 30 year old says she spent years looking for the perfect instrument and finally got it in France last June.

CCTV images have been released of a male suspect removing the violin from the train and walking off with it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

St Georges Hospital Is Good For Your Heart
A study has found that St George’s Hospital in Tooting has the best repsonse rate for treating heart attack patients in London.

This years MINAP research found the hospital treated 90% of patients in under 150 minutes.

It’s one of 8 specialist heart attack centres in the city and has one of the largest cardiology units in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Traffic Warden Wins Tribunal Case
A parking warden from Wandsworth has been awarded twenty-thousand pounds for unfair dismissal.

It comes after 44-year-old Hakim Berkani revealed they were forced to issue 10 tickets a day.

A tribunal judge found he was fired for his ‘opposition to the respondent’s clandestine quota system’ and his trade union activities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

The Search Is On For Lost Time Capsule
A terminally ill woman from Surrey is appealing for help to find a time capsule she buried as a child in Worcester Park.

64 year old Delia Beer, from Box Hill, was told she had six months left to live in October.

She’s created a ‘bucket list’ of things to do before she dies – including finding the capsule.

Former pupils and teachers from Green Lane primary are being asked to come forward to help in the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Police Worried Over Missing 82 Year Old Woman
Police are growing increasingly concerned for an 82 year old woman missing from Surrey.

Elizabeth Saunders left a care home in Ash Vale yesterday afternoon and hasn’t returned since.

She’s white, around 4 foot 10, slim with grey hair which is brushed back.

Elizabeth suffers from arthritis and may be confused about where she is.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Pearce Expected To Select England Captain Today
Stuart Pearce is to name his captain today ahead of England’s game against Holland on Wednesday

Among the leading contenders to be named captain are Spurs midfielder Scott Parker and Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard

This comes after Chelsea’s John Terry was stripped of the captaincy earlier in the month
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

AVB Fears That He Could Be Sacked
Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas has told a Portuguese radio station that he could face the sack at the end of the season.

Villas Boas told TSF that he fears the “cultural pattern” of sacking managers at Chelsea means his job is not safe.

Chelsea lie fifth in the Premier League and face season defining games against Birmingham and Napoli over the next two weeks
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Celebrate Rare Disease Day with the Royal Holloway University
On the rarest day of the year, 29th February, the Royal Holloway are hosting a special event.

The university in Egham is celebrating Rare Disease Day with lectures, activities and experiments.

This international event aims to raise awareness of conditions which do not attract much publicity.

Dr Rafael Yanez is from the School of Biological Sciences. He explains what people can learn from the day:

To hear the full interview go to the Radio Jackie red button.

For more information visit
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Saunders signs new contract at Brentford
Key midfielder Sam Saunders has signed a new contract with Brentford.

The 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a new deal that keeps him at Griffin Park until the end of the 2012-2013 season.

Saunders has hit the net 8 times in 29 games so far this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

Petition launched to save youth centre in Epsom
A youth centre in Epsom which is being moved from their base by Surrey County Council has launched petition to ensure the group is given a suitable alternative home.

Epsom Phab has operated from the Linton's youth Centre in Linton's Lane for the last 30-years and provides a range of activities for disabled and able bodied children.

The petition aims to ensure that the new location be accessible, have plenty of space and be within Epsom and Ewell.

Club representatives are scheduled to meet the council to discuss the issue on March 5th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Monday, 27 February 2012

"Lewis Hamilton Could Leave McLaren" Says Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says Lewis Hamilton may leave McLaren at the end of the season if he struggles to mount a serious title challenge.

The Woking driver's contract expires at the end of this season.

Ecclestone says he thinks if he doesn't perform this year, Hamilton will be looking
to move on, and the team may also be willing to sanction a parting of the ways.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Hounslow Council Back Fairtrade Fortnight
Hounslow Council is urging residents to think about farmers living in developing countries during the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign.

Starting today for two weeks, buyers are challenged to buy two or more Fairtrade products such as tea, coffee or bananas.

Fairtrade products meet a minimum social, environmental and economic requirement for international farming communities.

Retail sales from people buying Fairtrade products in 2011 are estimated at 1.3 billion pounds, an increase of 12 percent from 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Surrey Police Warning Over "Distraction Burglers"
Surrey Police are once again warning residents to remain on their guard against distraction burglars.

Two 90 year old’s in Molesey and Sunbury were targeted by people claiming to be police officers.

One of the victims allowed them into their house, where they took money – the other refused to let them inside.

Officers are reminding people not to let unexpected callers in, to check for identification and if in doubt call the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Fulham Swoop For Former Real Madrid Star
Fulham have signed former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra.

The Malian has been without a club since leaving Monaco in the summer.

The move is subject to a successful visa application.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Heathrow Express face more disruption
Heathrow Express services are expected to suffer further disruption today after workers went on strike yesterday lunchtime.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) walked out for 24 hours just after mid-day.

The action is in support of a sacked driver and the suspension of an RMT local official.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Concern over asbestos related deaths in Kingston
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has expressed concern that the number of asbestos related cancer deaths in Kingston is alarmingly above the national average.

Nearly 30 people died of asbestos related cancer in the borough between 2006 – 2010.

The association wants the government to set up a fund for sufferers.

Many can no longer trace the employer who exposed them to the deadly mineral.

In recent years there has been several asbestos scares in Kingston, including a discovery at Tiffin Girls' School in 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 am  

Police concerned about mother and child missing from Caterham
Police say they're becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a mother and baby missing from Caterham.

28 year old Lauryn Bateman and her 14-month-old son Terry John Lee were last seen on Friday afternoon in the Robin Hood Lane area of Sutton.

Lauryn is of petite build, 5 feet tall with neck length dark hair.

She has a piercing in her right nostril and a tattoo on her left arm with the name “Gavin”.

Terry was wearing a blue all-in-one-suit.
The child's under the care of the local authority and his mother was visiting him under supervision.

If you have any information on their whereabouts please contact Wallington police on 0208 7217404 or the MPS non-emergency line 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 am  

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Harlequins suffer setback
In rugby union Premiership action yesterday leaders Harlequins suffered a 29-23 defeat at Gloucester.

Leicester moved into third spot after a 42-15 win over Newcastle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Sutton woman to run for epilepsy
A mother from Sutton is preparing to run a marathon in support of her four-year-old epileptic son.

Lisa Gill will run in April's Brighton marathon in support of the Epilepsy Society.

Miss Gill who works at a care home in Banstead, begins her fund-raising effort on Tuesday, February 28th with an afternoon of tea, cakes and a raffle at the Sunrise Care Home on Croydon Lane in Banstead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

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