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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Vince Cable lets loose at the Lib Dem Party Conference.

Twickenham MP and Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has renewed his attack on high earners in Britain at the Lib Dem Party Conference.

Mr Cable told the Gateshead conference that government intervention should be a force for the good and he criticised the nightmare of red tape for small businesses.

He spoke of the grim legacy of broken banks which are now reluctant to take risks but he reserved his attack for fat cats and told party supporters that financial markets have failed.

He also criticised an obsession with short-term results and supported greater shareholder control over companies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Jail for manslaughter of Wallington man
A man’s been jailed for 6 years for the manslaughter of a Wallington man.

32 year old Peter Attwell was found not guilty at the Old Bailey of murder on the 8th of February but he had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

At 3.30 in the morning of the 14th August, police were called to an incident in St Andrew’s Road in Coulsdon. They found 35 year old Paul Coleman lying unconscious with a head injury.

He was air ambulanced to hospital but died the following day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 am  

Eco Park is approved for Shepperton
Plans for a new eco park in Shepperton were given the go ahead by Surrey County Council on Friday despite fierce opposition from local residents and Spelthorne Council.

It was referred to the government for a review, but Community and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles decided in December a review was unnecessary and sent the plans back to Surrey Council.

The development at Charlton Lane will add a gasification facility and an anaerobic digester in addition to the current recycling centre.

These new processes will break down biodegradable material creating biogas which will be converted into green electricity.

Opponents believe the added facilities will increase pollution and traffic congestion in the area.

Surrey Council says it will save landfill taxes of £600,000 a month and deal with rubbish in a more environmentally friendly way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 am  

Croydon crash kills pensioner
Police are appealing for witnesses of a three car collision in Croydon in which a pensioner died.

The woman in her 70s was pronounced dead at the scene in Melfort Road on Thursday.

Two other people were taken to hospital. One remains in hospital in a stable condition and a male has been discharged.

A 22 year old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed until May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 am  

Friday, 9 March 2012

Terry Could Face Stoke
Chelsea captain John Terry is in contention to feature against Stoke City says Roberto Di Matteo.

The Italian says that every member of the squad is ‘available for selection.’

Terry has not featured for the blues since January after he suffered a knee injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Di Matteo Hits Back At Szchezny Claims
Chelsea’s interim coach Roberto Di Matteo says Wojcech Szchezny doesn’t ‘know what he is talking about’.

The Arsenal stopper says that the English players ‘run the dressing room’ at the blues.

The former Chelsea midfielder rejected the claims saying the polish international does not ‘know’ the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

'We Are All Responsible' Says Di Matteo
Roberto Di Matteo says that everybody at Chelsea has to take ‘collective responsibility’ for the clubs failings this season.

The interim coach also says that the priority now is to ‘win games’ in order to secure a top 4 finish.

The blues are fifth in the Premier League and are 3 points behind Arsenal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Torres Receives Di Matteo Backing
Chelsea’s Interim Coach Roberto Di Matteo says he has ‘300% confidence’ in goal shy striker Fernando Torres.

The Italian also says that he will ‘persevere’ with Torres for as long as it takes until he regains form.

The Spaniard has only scored for the blues five times and has not found the net for club or country since last October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Esher Prepare For Vital Playoff Match
Esher Rugby Club take on London Scottish in a vital relegation playoff match today.

Coach Mike Schmid says he’s confident the players will rise to the occasion after the E’s won their last three games.

Schmid also says that all of Eshers dual registered Harlequins players will be available for selection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Appeal for witnesses over stabbing in Feltham
Police in Feltham are making an appeal for witnesses to come forward following a stabbing in Feltham last Friday evening.

22 year old Lee Collins was with friends when he was approached by 3 suspects just off Clifton Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0300, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Criminals' cash to be spent on community safety
Newly-approved plans at Wandsworth Council will see ill-gotten gains reclaimed from criminals used to improve community safety.

The order was made after two people convicted of selling fake goods were prosecuted.

Over 12,000 pounds soon to be recovered will be paid into the Wandsworth Community Safety Trust.

The money will help extend coverage of existing 'No Cold Calling Zones', which are identified hotspots for doorstep crime and distraction burglaries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Pensioner burgled by fake Police Officer
A burglar posed as a police officer to enter a pensioner’s house in Stanwell, and steal her money.

The offender told the woman he was investigating a report that her home was being burgled.

After the suspect was found in the victim’s bedroom, he quickly left the address.

The criminal is described as a muscular 6ft tall white man in his mid-twenties, well spoken with short black hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

NHS should pay for telehealth care equipment "like iphones"
The health care minister is suggesting that the NHS should pay for telehealth care equipment like iPhones.

It would mean nurses would have to pay monthly contracts for basic equipment like a blood pressure monitor.

The Sutton and Cheam MP, Paul Burstow hopes the strategy would lower the cost of telehealth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Scotland offers to provide water to South England
Scotland has offered to provide water to the South of England, if supplies run low.

Last month a drought was declared in the South East - with residents there warned that possible measures like hosepipe bans might be needed over the summer.

But the Scottish Infrastructure Minister has written to the UK government offering to help.

Alex Neil says "it's only right".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Postman jailed for killing cat
A postman from Feltham has been jailed for six months for killing a cat because it jumped inside his mail trolley.

Alan Vincent repeatedly bashed the lid on top of 14 year old tortoise shell Tiddy before throwing her over a bush.

Neighbours in Reading, where the incident happened, say they heard the cat screeching in pain and saw Vincent hitting it.

He claimed he had been trying to remove the animal after it became trapped – but a judge disagreed with his version of events.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Wandsworth freezes council tax for the fifth time
Wandsworth has confirmed its freezing its share of their Council tax bill for the fifth year in a row.

It means residents in an average sized Band D property in Wandsworth will be paying £679.

It’s the lowest amount in the country and around half the London average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Banks no good for recovery
Banks are hindering the economic recovery.

That’s the message from Twickenham MP Vince Cable.

The business secretary is accusing finance bosses of failing to do their bit in the wake of another recession.

Speaking at a trade and industry banquet last night, he said firms are unable to access the money they needed to develop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Heathrow tested in preparation for Olympics
Heathrow has been tested with thousands of extra bags.

The ‘run through’ was designed to assess its readiness for the London 2012 Olympics.

Operator BAA sent 3,000 pieces of luggage through handling at Terminal 5 in two hours yesterday morning.

It’s estimated that as 'host airport' Heathrow will welcome 80% of all Games passengers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Commuters shocked at declining state of station
Commuters in New Malden say they are shocked at the seemingly declining state of the station.

A number of rats have reportedly been seen hiding in rubbish, building up on the derelict land beside the High Street entrance.

A spokesman for Kingston Council says a team is looking into the matter.

The council was forced to act last month after businesses on Tolworth Broadway complained that fly tipping was becoming a problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Fresh concerns over European Arrest Warrant
There are fresh concerns over the European Arrest warrant.

It’s after a man cleared of attempted murder in Portugal 18 years ago, has been recalled to court after authorities there reopened the case.

Critics say the EAW is one sided and used to pursue British citizens for minor offences, instead of concentrating on acts of terrorism.

Maggie Hughes’s son Robert was attacked and left for dead in a bar in Greece in June 2008.

The Wallington footballer’s alleged attackers have been extradited and are currently awaiting trial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

New England rugby head coach won't be Jack White
Another big name is out of the running to become the new England rugby head coach.

Jake White - who won the World Cup with South Africa in 2007 - says he won't be applying.

Twickenham-based RFU are hoping to make an appointment before the end of the Six Nations later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Golf Club closes it's gates
Richmond Council is disappointed with the actions of a golf club in Twickenham.

The nine-hole course at the David Lloyd Health Club has permanently closed it's gates for public access.

It comes following a Health & Safety Review after alleged acts of vandalism last year.

The council insists it will continue the conversation with the Health Club in an attempt to reopen the popular walking route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

New Vineyard Community Centre in Richmond
The new Vineyard Community Centre was officially opened yesterday in Richmond.

A number of churches and other local interests worked to make the centre a reality after the Vineyard Project was closed last year after 33 years in operation.

The centre works with homeless and disadvantaged people.

Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith helped with fund-raising ventures and cut the ribbon at the launch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Fire at Twickenham care home
An investigation is underway after a fire at a residential care home in Twickenham.

It broke out in Kneller Road in the early hours of this morning.

A care worker and seven of the residents managed to escape into the back garden before crews arrived on the scene.

One person has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Woman charged over teenager buried in garden
A 50-year-old woman has been charged by police investigating the murder of a teenager found buried in a garden in Eltham.

The remains of 18-year-old Stephen Ojerinola of Camberwell were dug up in November last year, seven months after he went missing.

He is believed to have died from stab wounds but may also have suffered a head injury.

Vera Packer was yesterday charged with preventing a lawful and decent burial of a body.

She’s the third person charged in connection with the murder and will appear at Croydon Magistrates Court on March 20th
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A new homeless project is launched in Richmond
The new Vineyard Community Centre was officially opened yesterday in Richmond.

A number of churches and other local interests worked to make the centre a reality after the Vineyard Project was closed last year after 33 years in operation.

The centre works with homeless and disadvantaged people.

Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith helped with fundraising ventures and cut the ribbon at the launch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Fire damage to flat in Brixton
20 firefighters have tackled a blaze in a maisonette in Brixton.

It broke out on Grantham Road just before 11.

Around a quarter of the maisonette, which is on the 9th and 10th floors of a high rise building, was damaged by fire.

There are no reports of injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Man jailed for fraud
A man from Wandsworth who masterminded the UK's biggest Ponzi scam has been jailed for more than 14 years.

41 year old Kautilya Pruthi was described as a career fraudster who persuaded nearly 800 people to invest.

His victims, who included cricketer Darren Gough and actor Jerome Flynn, lost £115m.

A Ponzi scheme is one in which returns to investors come from money paid by subsequent investors, not profits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Green training rolled out
The Energy and Climate change secretary is to roll out £3.5 million worth of “green” training.

Kingston and Surbiton MP Ed Davey wants to improve energy efficiency across millions of commercial and residential properties.

It’s all part of the Green Deal Roll out due to come into play later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

New plan to tackle street drinkers in Wandsworth
Wandsworth Council and police are taking joint action to tackle problem street drinkers on Putney’s Ashburton estate.

Additional powers have been granted to prevent anti-social behaviour from a hardcore group of street drinkers who live on the estate.

The officers can now instruct people to stop drinking in public places and if necessary confiscate their alcohol.

Anyone who fails to comply could face an on-the spot fine or prosecution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Surrey Council Invites Residents To Attend Meetings
Surrey County Council has invited residents of four boroughs to attend meetings of the local committees this month.

The local committees were set up in 2002 to bring the council’s decision-making closer to Surrey’s residents.

This month’s meetings are scheduled for Waverley, Spelthorne, Woking and Guildford.

Details on times and venues can be found at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Campaign Calls For Cameron To Rethink Cuts
A campaign group made up of one hundred major charities is calling on the government to rethink cuts to disability benefits.

David Cameron insists the disability living allowance has been replaced by a different system with less bureaucracy.

But campaigners fear the 24-billion pound cuts will badly affect the 7-thousand people in Sutton who are on the allowance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Torres Turned Down Penalty
Chelsea’s Juan Mata says Fernando Torres turned down taking a penalty in the blues victory over Birmingham city.

The Spanish midfileder says he offered the £50 million striker the ‘the chance’ to score but Torres refused the opportunity.

The ex Liverpool forward has not scored for club or country since last October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Surrey's residents invited to shape local democracy
Surrey County Council has invited residents of four county boroughs to attend meetings of the council’s local committees this month.

The local committees were set up in 2002 to bring the council’s decision-making closer to Surrey’s residents.

This month’s meetings are scheduled for Waverley, Spelthorne, Woking and Guildford.

Details on times and venues can be found at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

New band hopes to make waves at National competition

A band from Epsom is hoping to make it through to the next stage of Live and Unsigned in Hayes this Sunday.

Mothership, which specialises in early 70’s rock, was formed last summer by four boys from South West London.

Over a thousand people auditioned for the annual competition taking place at the Beck Theatre.

It’s a chance for unknown artists to get the recognition they deserve.

And, as Mothership guitarist Ben Lochrie explains, it’s nice to be part of something that hasn’t been manufactured by a TV show.

To find out more about Mothership, click here

To cast your vote for Mothership, and find out more about Live and Unsigned, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

John Lewis Cut Bonuses
Staff at John Lewis and Waitrose are having their bonuses cut for the first time in three years.

John Lewis Partnership has announced a payout of 14-percent of salary for all of its 77-thousand UK staff

That compares with 18-percent last year. The group recorded a 4 per cent fall in profits to 353 million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Salcido Leaves Fulham
Fulham have confirmed that Mexico defender Carlos Salcido has left the club.

He joined the whites from PSV last season making 26 appearances, but has struggled to make an impact this term.

The club says that they wish the right back well with his new club Tigres.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Surrey Council In Shake Up
Two new cabinet members have been announced in a shake up of Surrey County Council.

John Furet will head up Transport and Environment while Denise Le Gal will be in charge of Change and Efficiency.

County Council leader David Hodge confirmed the news after Denise Saliogopolous and Ian Lake stepped down yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Kingstonian Documentary Airs Tonight
A documentary featuring Kingstonian will air tonight.

“Kingsmeadow” is a groundbreaking film that will showcase the warmth and intimacy of Non-League football.

Kingsmeadow will include behind the scenes footage of what goes on prior to an important game.

There will also be interviews with K’s manager Alan Dowson and long serving midfielder Simon Huckle.

Kingsmeadow begins at 18:30 on ESPN.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Croydon Resident Jailed For Life
A man from Croydon has been jailed for life for killing his wife, after she told him she was leaving for another man.

Gary Brockwell told police he ‘flipped’ when wife Gaynor confessed to having an affair and then strangled her at their home last October.

The 48 year old will have to serve a minimum of 12 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Six British Soldiers Missing
The Ministry of Defence says SIX British soldiers are missing - presumed dead - in Afghanistan.

They were caught up in an explosion in Helmand Province. Five of the soldiers were from the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment - the other was serving with the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

Defence Secretary & Weybridge MP Phillip Hammond says the incident ‘brings home the dangers that are faced on a daily basis’ by our Armed Forces.

The families of all six soldiers have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Epsom and St. Helier Receive Cash Injection
Epsom and St Helier NHS hospital trust is welcoming a cash boost this morning.

They’ve been awarded £5.5 million pounds by the Coalition Government for an Urgent Care Centre at St Helier.

The extra money for patients in Sutton comes as over £330 million pounds is invested in the NHS to be spent on providing state of the art equipment and improving patient care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Cech Wants Blues To Kick On
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says last nights 2-0 victory over Birmingham City was the “first step” to improving the clubs recent form.

The Czech Republic stopper also says that it is vital the Blues continue to “play well” and carry on “winning games”.

Goals from Juan Mata and Raul Meireles mean Chelsea face Leicester City in the FA Cup Quarter Finals in two weeks time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Weybridge MP reacts to deaths of six British servicemen in Afghanistan
The Ministry of Defence says SIX British soldiers are missing - presumed dead - in Afghanistan.

They were caught up in an explosion in Helmand Province.

Five of the soldiers were from the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment - the other was serving with the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

The families of all six soldiers have been informed.

Defence Secretary & Weybridge MP Phillip Hammond says the incident ‘brings home the dangers that are faced on a daily basis’ by our Armed Forces.

Prime Minister David Cameron has also given his reaction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Woman arrested after car overturns in Sutton

A woman has been arrested after a car overturned in Sutton late last night.

Three other cars were damaged in the incident on Albion Road shortly before midnight.

The 25 year old has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking, driving under the influence, while disqualified and without insurance.

She’s in custody – while enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

New arrest over murder of Brixton teenager
A 22 year old man has been arrested this morning in connection with the murder of a teenager in Brixton.

17 year old Kwame Ofoso-Asare was stabbed while on the way to visit a friend last Friday.

It follows a series of police raids yesterday – as part of an investigation into a number of stabbings across south London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

HGV Rescued
A 100ft HGV which blocked the one-way system in Kingston for about 24 hours has now been removed.
The huge lorry was heading for a construction site beside John Lewis when it got stuck across Cambridge Road.
Traffic teams waited until after the rush hour this evening to move the vehicle as street furniture needed to be taken out of the way.
The rescue was successfully carried out at about half past eight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm  

UPDATE: Lorry successfully moved

A 100 foot long lorry stuck in the Kingston one way system cannot be moved until tonight.

The HGV was on its way to a construction site beside John Lewis when it got stuck in Cambridge Road last night.

Traffic teams say they will wait until after rush hour to move the lorry, as street furniture needs to be moved.

It is currently parked in the bus lane.

Anyone looking to attend tonight’s AFC Wimbledon game at Kingsmeadow is being asked to leave plenty of extra time.

To make matters worse, a burst water main has closed nearby Kingston Hill for several days, and there are roadworks outside Bentalls.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest traffic updates throughout the afternoon.

Photos courtesy of GStranks on Twitter and Andy in Kingston

To view the live removal, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

Mr Motivator's call to motivate

After massive success in 2011, the Marie Curie Cancer Care Cycle Jamaica is running for a second year, on September 13th 2012.

Participants are cycling inland to the coastline going East to West cycling just over 380km and are joined by our very own Mr Motivator who cycles the route with the group.

Participants take in the sites of Robins Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth Bay, Montego Bay and Negril.

An average days’ cycling is 60-70km which equates to 4-5 hours, this challenge is 5 days cycling with 8 days in total.

Every £20 raised pays for an hour of nursing care in the home of a terminally ill patient, allowing them the choice to die at home, surrounded by loved ones.

Registration is £250 and a minimum sponsorship of £3,250, 8 day trip with 5 days cycling – led by Mr Motivator.

For more information please call the Treks and Cycles Team on 08700 340 040 or visit
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Surrey County Council Pair "Stand Down"
Ian Lake and Denise Saligopoulos have been told to stand down from Surrey County Council’s cabinet by leader David Hodge.

In a brief statement Mr Hodge says the decision relates ‘to matters that are now being referred to the council’s Standards Committee’.

A spokesperson for the council says they’ll not be commenting further on why the members for Transport and Olympics have gone.

More details are expected to be released in the coming days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Tremlett Hopeful For Swift Return
Surrey bowler Chris Tremlett says he hopes to return to fitness in time for this summer’s Test series with South Africa.

He’s recovering from an operation on a bulging disk in his back that saw him return early from the series with Pakistan and miss the trip to Sri Lanka.

But Tremelett says he can ‘bounce back’ and recover in time to play Championship cricket for Surrey in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Tappin Denied Bail
Retired Surrey businessman Christopher Tappin, who was extradited to the U.S. to face arms dealing charges, has been denied bail.

A judge in El Paso in Texas was told by prosecutors that the 65 year old may be a danger to the community if he was released - and was a flight risk.

His wife Elaine described the decision as heartbreaking and an outrage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Sven Wants Chelsea Job
The odds for former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson to take the now vacant Chelsea job are currently 50-1.

This comes after the Swede yesterday declared his interest in the post following Andre Villas Boas dismissal on Sunday.

Eriksson also says that it was “understandable” that AVB was sacked following a run of poor results.

Former Blues boss Jose Mourinho is the bookies favourite to return to Stamford Bridge with his odds currently at 2-1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Local Cancer Charity Launch Online Course
A cancer support charity in Battersea is taking to the internet to help people suffering from the pressure of coping with the condition.

Paul’s cancer support centre in Clapham Junction’s been helping sufferers and their relatives cope since 1993.

They’ve now decided to launch an online course so more people can benefit from their techniques.

For more information, go to our website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Drought's Worsened in Sutton and East Surrey
The drought’s worsened in Sutton and East Surrey’s Water supply, meaning water restrictions before the summer are more likely to be introduced.

Rainfall for February was twenty four millimetres more than half the long term average for the area.

A second dry winter in a row, means boreholes which store ground water are at record lows and show no signs of recovering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

Teenager Charged with Attempted Murder
Detectives investigating the stabbing of a teenager in Central London last night have charged a sixteen year old boy with attempted murder.

He will appear in custody at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court today.

The eighteen year old was stabbed in Gloucester Road and remains in a critical condition in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 am  

Sentenced for Stealing from a Pensioner
A post office cashier from Southall’s been jailed for stealing twenty thousand pounds from a deaf customer.

Jeyaruban Aivayokini was found guilty of theft and sentenced to three years imprisonment at Isleworth Crown Court.

Police were alerted to the thefts by a deaf plus care worker after it was discovered a sizeable amount of the victim’s pension had been withdrawn from her account.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 am  

Monday, 5 March 2012

Behave or Be Banned in Sutton and Merton
Around thirty people a week are being banned from pubs and clubs in Sutton and Merton for anti-social behaviour.

Under the Behave or Be Banned scheme, this is not just for behaving drunken and disorderly on a night out.

Anyone arrested for offences like shoplifting or card fraud during the day - could also be banned from pubs, clubs and shops across the borough.

Shops and clubs that are members of the scheme, share information with details of people who have been banned under BOBB.

Offenders are increasingly telling police, the bigger punishment is being banned rather than cautioned or fined.

Members include Revolution and Chicago's, The Treasury, Ivory Lounge, M&S, BHS, Asda and Morrisons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 pm  

Surrey action group aims to raise cash
An action group opposed to Surrey County Council's plans to replace paid staff with volunteers at some libraries is seeking to raise money.

The Surrey Libraries Action Movement needs to finance a judicial review in the High Court.

The Legal Services Commission has asked people in Surrey to contribute, saying the case is in the public interest.

The review is due to be heard at the High Court in 2 weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Woman from Staines jailed
A woman from Staines who dressed up as a boy to get dates with her female friends has been jailed for 30 months.

Gemma Barker was 19 when she disguised herself so she could have sexual encounters with her 15 and 16-year-old victims.

The 20 year old was told by the Judge that only a custodial sentence was appropriate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Battersea cancer support centre takes to the internet
Cancer sufferers and their relatives have a new way of dealing with the stress of the condition thanks to a charity in Battersea.

Paul’s Cancer Support Centre at Clapham Junction has been helping sufferers and their relatives cope since 1993.

They’ve now decided to launch an online course so more people can benefit from their techniques.

For more information go to
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Create a card for your mum this Mothers' Day and help a great cause

The Haven in Fulham, which helps care for anybody affected by Breast cancer, is asking people to make a hand made Mothers' Day card and donate the money they would save to the charity instead.

Text MUMM00 £3 to 70070 to donate to The Haven and then present your mum with your handmade card.

Send pictures of your card to [email protected] and it may even appear on our website.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Local Mosque Revives Ancient Sport
A Woking mosque is reviving the ancient sport of horseback archery.
The weekly classes are being held at the Shah Jahan Mosque, along with riding lessons at a nearby stable.

It’s thought the sport, which is an activity recommended by the Prophet Mohammed, is enjoying something of a revival.

The British Horseback Archery Association was set up in 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Gang From South-West London Jailed
A gang of armed robbers who carried out a series of cash in transit thefts across south west London have been jailed.

Nine men, aged between 19 and 21, have been sentenced to a total of 57 years – while a 17 year old was given a rehabilitation order.
The gang used guns, knives and hammers to carry out the thefts across Wandsworth, Hammersmith, Fulham and Chelsea.

During their six-month crime spree they committed 54 offences – one person was stabbed and they also opened fire on two occasions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am  

Support Grows For Airport Expansion
MP’s, Business Leaders and trade unionists are calling on the government to support airport expansion, including Heathrow.

In a letter to the Sunday Telegraph they say that the country was in a fragile state and could not afford to cut out jobs and growth.

However, the government has already ruled out a third runway at Heathrow and is considering all other options.

A review of airport capacity is due to be published later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Man Arrested After Stabbing in Feltham
Police continue to appeal after a stabbing in Feltham.

A 22 year old man remains in a critical condition after being attacked in Elmwood Avenue on Friday.

A man’s been arrested in connection with the investigation and is being quizzed at a West London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

LMA Boss Slams Chelsea
The Chief Executive of the League Managers Association says Chelsea’s sacking of Andre Villas Boas is an “embarrassment.”

Richard Bevan also says that Chelsea have not yet learned how to build a “successful football club.”

Bevan says AVB was “frustrated and saddened” after being dismissed on Sunday following the blues 1-0 loss at West Brom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Harlequins player Care cautioned
Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care has been arrested and cautioned for a third drink-related incident in three months.

He was found relieving himself on the steps of a hotel following a night out in Leeds.

The 25 year-old - who's been dropped from the England squad - says it's more to do with a small bladder than excessive drinking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Women's Institute set-up branch at Bronzefield prison
The Women’s Institute has set-up a branch at Bronzefield Prison in Ashford.

The programme allows offenders to learn about baking cakes and floral arrangement.

Inmates at the top security prison for women also participate in other activities such as craft events.

The venture targets prisoners on resettlement programmes and aims to prepare them for release.
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