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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Harlequins vs Saracens at The Stoop in Twickenham

Overcast, damp in the air, spots of rain. A lot of talk amongst the supporters that a fair-weather game would see Quins dominate; rain and Saracens would come out on top. A contest of Premiership Rugby Union at The Stoop in Twickenham.

An early advantage to Quins with a line-out in the Saracens half. They took it well with strong passing. The visitors conceded a penalty after putting hands in the ruck, gifting the home-side an early 3 point lead after just 3 minutes.

The Saracens restart was taken well by Quins' no. 15 Brown, but it was a heart-stopping moment for Quins' fans when their attempted kick to safety was run-down and the TMO (television match official) declared no-try.

A thumping tackle by Quins' no. 11 Monye stopped Saracens from coming back up the field but an infringement by Quins allowed Saracens a line-out in the home-side 22. Good passing but no forward movement. Quins stole the ball and kicked down the field.

The first scrum of the game came 8 minutes in following a knock-on by Quins in their own half. The visitors passed the ball out wide to Strettle who was tackled 5 metres from the line. Saracens attempted a chip-over but Monye was there to catch it, call the mark and kick to safety.

This time Quins broke with fancy footwork from Monye. Saracens no. 15 was shown the yellow card after deliberately blocking the Quins' number 11 after he had kicked the ball on. Evans doubled the lead to 6 points through the penalty which followed. 13 minutes in and Saracens had no points on the board.

Quins defence was hitting hard yet Saracens kept coming. The home side earned a line-out and they formed a maul, progressing up the field, until the referee blew for a Saracens penalty; Harlequins penalised for holding on.

An easy kick for Farrell and Saracens finally had points on the board.

Quins looked alive when then they had ball-in-hand and Monye would have crossed for a try if it was not for the fact the ball was passed behind him and his momentum too strong to prevent the ball from going into touch.

Evans, however, made it three from three penalty kicks after Saracens were penalised for not releasing. Harlequins were 9-3 ahead after 28 minutes.

Saracens started to fight harder for the ball, attacking rucks and scrums, stealing the ball. A scrum was awarded to the visitors, which then changed to a penalty after it collapsed. Saracens took it quickly and crossed the Quins' try line.

Whilst the referee asked the TMO for a decision; Harlequins and Saracens decided to continue the debate in their own way; Williams - his 200th appearance for Harlequins, held up the ball meaning no-try for Saracens, however Quins' number 6 Fa'asavalu was sin-binned for his part in the affray.

The visitors attack again and Quins are penalised for pulling down the maul; Farrell kicks for the posts and brings Saracens to within 3 points.
Quins, however, were not going to let Saracens have the last word of the first half. Evans steered the ball between the posts for another 3-point penalty after the visitors were penalised for holding on.

Half-time came with a sense of relief all round after the visitors made their way back over the line at the end of 40 minutes, but once again a try was not awarded.

Half-Time: Harlequins 12 - 6 Saracens

The second half started with a few testing kicks back and forth. Brown was up to the challenge for the home side. The Quins' maul was again very strong and ploughed through the defence. This was a good performance from Harlequins.

Small errors, however, prevented points being added to the board.

Saracens were awarded a penalty after dominating in the scrum but Farrell had one of his off-moments and missed the opportunity of adding another 3 points.

It was not long before Saracens were back in Quins' territory. Strettle slipped through the staunch home-side defence and Ashton crossed for a try under the posts. This time the TMO did award it after checking replays for a suspected forward-pass.

The conversion by Farrell put Saracens ahead for the first time in the game.

Quins still kept their wits but a Saracens' line-out saw the visitors form a maul and move on up to the 5 metre line. Quins' number 1 Marler was shown the yellow card after brining down the formation just short of the try-line.

Try-saving tackles were made by the home-side but the visitors still added points to the board, pulling away through penalties.

17 minutes left and Saracens were now 19-12 ahead. This increased to 22-12 through the boot of Farrell.

Less than 8 minutes left and Evans was given the opportunity of trying to salvage a losing bonus-point for Harlequins after Saracens were penalised again for holding on.

This time the uprights refused to let the ball go over.

Both teams continued to break the other's defence, yet each time another score looked possible, more errors crept in handing play to the opponents.
Saracens slowed the ball to run down the clock and eventually the final whistle blew.

Harlequins did not get their 1-point losing bonus; Saracens, although victorious, were unable to continue their run of maximum-point wins.

This game, although disappointing for Quins not to win after a strong first-half, showed a lot of strength, determination and progression. It also proved that Saracens, despite having a great start to their season, could be pushed and could be challenged.

There is a long way to go in this rugby union Premiership season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 pm  

Spelthorne backs Heathrow expansion
Spelthorne Council is backing the future expansion of Heathrow, but not the South West option which would affect Stanwell, Stanwell Moor and Ashford North.

The Council’s Cabinet wants the airport to remain as the leading airport in Europe.

But they said the south west option would cause enormous environmental problems for Spelthorne residents, cost more than proposals for the north west side of the airport and take three years longer to build.

The Davies Commission is reducing approximately 50 submissions to a handful of options for consultation in December. A final report is not expected until mid 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Healthier in Kingston
People in Kingston are healthier than the average for English people.

Life expectancy is longer and death rates have fallen from all causes in the last 10 years.

The Public Health England profile found that the borough had lower rates of early death from cancer, heart disease and strokes.

Road injuries and deaths, along with deaths linked with smoking and alcohol related hospital stays were also better.

One figure that was higher than the average was for the number of sexually transmitted diseases. However, this may be the result of improved testing and diagnosis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

Friday, 27 September 2013

Civic Reception Cancelled in Respect of Deceased Mayor
The annual Civic reception for the Business sector in Spelthorne will be cancelled this year as a mark of respect to the late Mayor who died in August.

74-year-old Councillor Isobel Napper who‘d only been voted in, in May of this year passed away after a short illness.

The new Mayor will be inaugurated at the next full Council Meeting on Thursday the 24th of October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

Fulham Man Found
A man who was reported missing from Fulham has been found.

Robert Ridley was located in a South London hospital this evening.

It’s believed the 87-year-old who has dementia was admitted after falling in the street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm  

Mourinho 'not bothered' by comments
Chelsea go to London rivals Tottenham in the Premier League tomorrow.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas worked under Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

He claims their relationship has broken down, but Mourinho says he’s not bothered by his former colleague’s comments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Concern for missing Fulham man
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a missing 87 year old man from Fulham.

Robert Ridley left his home just after mid-day yesterday to go to a bank in South Kensington and hasn’t been seen since.

Officers believe Mr Ridley’s freedom pass was last used to exit Parsons Green Underground station just after 2 yesterday.

He suffers from dementia and was last seen wearing a grey suit, blue shirt with a dark coloured tie with brown shoes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Teenager in court accused of murder in Croydon
Police have today named the 17-year-old who died on Wednesday in Croydon as Fico Dougan.

A 16-year-old boy appeared at Croydon Youth Court today charged with murder.

He’s been remanded in custody and will appear in court again on Tuesday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

Mata could start soon for the Blues
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it won’t be long until Juan Mata is back in his starting eleven.

The Spaniard has been out of favour for much of this season.

But the Blues boss has been impressed by Mata’s attitude.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

New restaurant at Brixton prison
A restaurant staffed by prisoners but open to the public is set to open at Brixton prison.

It will start next year in conjunction with The Clink Charity which already operates two inmate-run restaurants including the one at High Down prison near Sutton.

The 100-seat restaurant will teach prisoners new skills for future jobs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Works on Feltham arena set to start
Work to improve the Feltham Arena site is set to begin on Monday.

The works will include re-seeding the surface soil with grass and areas of wildflowers to improve the appearance and safety of the area.

Hounslow council is currently in the process of assessing the long-term options for the future of the site.

A spokesman for the council says residents will be fully consulted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Man in court charged with Heathrow bomb hoax
A man’s appeared in court charged over a bomb hoax that led to an aircraft being diverted to Stansted Airport.

The Sri Lankan Airlines plane flying from Colombo to Heathrow was forced to make an emergency landing in September.

49 year old Alan Patey of no fixed abode, entered no plea at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court.

He was remanded in custody to appear in court again in December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Ealing Gun Find

Two men have been arrested in Ealing on suspicion of firearms offences.

The first arrest was made at about 1.30 yesterday afternoon after armed officers stopped a vehicle in Uxbridge Road in Hanwell.

A 23-year-old man was detained and a firearm, believed to be an imitation, was recovered from the vehicle.

A short time later a 26-year-old man was arrested at an address in Southall.

A CS gas canister and a firearm, also believed to be an imitation, were recovered.

The operation was intelligence led and both men remain in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

Fulham Man Missing

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a missing 87 year old from Fulham who suffers from dementia.

Robert Ridley left his home at midday yesterday to go to the Bank of Scotland in south Kensington and hasn’t been seen since.

He was wearing a grey suit, blue shirt with a dark coloured tie with brown shoes.

If you’ve seen him then call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Missing Walton teenager found
A teenager who went missing from Walton in the early hours of this morning has been found safe and well.

14 year old Jerome Ellis was located by a police officer just after 5 o’clock this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm  

Chelsea's van Ginkel out for 6 months
Chelsea have confirmed Marco van Ginkel will be out for around six months.

The Dutch midfielder had an operation today after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during their League Cup win at Swindon on Tuesday night.

Van Ginkel was making his second start for the club after a summer move to Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

New study about Heathrow
A study investigating the impact of closing Heathrow by 2030 claims that more than 100,000 people would loose their jobs.

The Heathrow economic Impact Study was commissioned by, the Western Wedge communities, who currently generate £8 billion in the region.

They say that closing Heathrow will mean businesses relying on good air connections would choose to move out of the area to a new hub.

The study suggests by expanding Heathrow, jobs and the regional economy, will be protected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Doubts over van Ginkel's season
Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel could be out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury he suffered in Tuesday's League Cup win at Swindon.

It's understood he's tore a cruciate ligament.

Van Ginkel was making his second start for the club after a summer move to Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Police are searching for a missing boy from Walton

Police are urgently trying to trace a 14-year-old boy who’s gone missing from Walton this morning.

Jerome Ellis left an address where he had been residing just after 5 and hasn’t been seen since.

Officers are extremely concerned for Jerome's welfare and a number of searches are currently being carried out with the assistance of a police helicopter.

He’s white around 5ft 4 inches tall, medium build with short black hair.

He may be wearing a purple hooded top.

Officers are asking anyone who spots him to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Tooting Mental Health Trust Public Meeting Today

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is holding its annual public meeting today.

It starts at 5.30pm at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting.

The Trust's work and performance over the past year will be discussed.

Members of the public will also have the chance to talk to staff and feedback their views.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Croydon Murder

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a murder in Croydon yesterday.

The victim – a 17 year old boy - was found with stab wounds in a house on Ockley Road at lunchtime.

He was taken to a south London hospital by London Air Ambulance in a critical condition but was pronounced dead a short time later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Hand grenade discovered in Bedfont
An area in Bedfont is back to normal after police sealed it off after a hand grenade was discovered.

It was found near Fairholme school in Peacock Avenue this afternoon.

The grenade was de-activated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Firefighters strike ends

The first walkout by firefighters across England and Wales in more than a decade has come to an end.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union went on strike for four hours over pension changes - claiming it'll mean staff having to work until they're 60.

The Government says current arrangements are not sustainable and their offer is generous.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

New recruitment service in Wandsworth
Wandsworth Council have launched a new recruitment service to help unemployed residents in the borough.

Wandsworth WorkMatch aims to help people secure new jobs, apprenticeships and training roles.

The service will offer support to jobseekers, and includes help with CVs and interview skills.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Men jailed after Beddington burglary
Three men have been jailed for 14 months each for a burglary in Beddington.

A security guard spotted them going backwards and forwards between an electrical warehouse and a van on the Beddington Trading Estate last month.

When police arrived they found the van unattended and with a number of tools and items of equipment in the back.

The three were arrested shortly after.

David and Nicholas Pettengell, from Raynes Park, along with Reece Dungey, were sentenced at Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Some residents in Worcester Park are up in arms after a new one way system has caused traffic and early morning noise in a residential street
People in Windsor Road say the traffic is now so bad they're often blocked from exiting their driveways.

They're also complaining about the noise every morning from delivery lorries.

The new one-way system is currently set to be reviewed in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Surrey winter weather plan approved
An action plan to keep Surrey moving in severe winter weather has been approved.

More than £2.5 million is being spent on using more than 40 specialist vehicles, hi-tech monitoring equipment, weather stations and 16,000 tonnes of grit.

In a separate decision, the council has also put aside £5 million extra into repairing the 200 roads in most need of fixing from cold weather damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Delays at Heathrow
There have been long queues and delays at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 today following the breakdown of the baggage belt system.

The problem was due to an IT glitch, which engineers are fixing.

The airport says partial check in has been restored, and additional staff have been drafted in.

There are no further expected delays on flights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Staines Con Warning
Detectives are warning residents to be aware of an alcohol and cigarette scam in Staines.

A fraudster has approached a number of businesses and shops in the area offering cheap tobacco and alcohol.

The offender takes money from the victim and then disappears without providing the goods.

He is described as Asian with an English accent between 45 and 55 years of age, of large build and approximately 6ft tall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Shooting Star CHASE Bike Ride

Shooting Star CHASE's Hospice to Hospice Charity bike ride returns this Sunday.

The ride links the two children's hospices in Guildford and Hampton, and starts and finishes in Painshill in Cobham.

Shooting Star CHASE is hoping for 650 riders, one for every family it cares for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Visitors Clothes Scare Animals At Chessington

It’s claimed Chessington World of Adventures have banned visitors from wearing animal print.

Animals at the theme parks’ zoo are thought to have been left confused and scared by seeing people in leopard print clothing.

Bouncers have reportedly been employed to ensure people change into more suitable garments supplied by Chessington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am  

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Update on Wandsworth cycling contra-flow plans
Wandsworth Council have agreed to hold consultations on whether cyclists could be allowed to ride both ways down some one-way streets in the borough.

The proposals affect nine roads, and residents living there will be asked for their thoughts on the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Surrey man found guilty of murder begins appeal
A man found guilty of murdering his wife in a car crash in Aberdeenshire has begun his appeal against the conviction.

Malcolm Webster was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering Claire Morris in 1994.

He was also convicted of staging a similar attempt to murder his second wife in New Zealand.

Webster, from Surrey, maintains his innocence and an appeal hearing is under way in Edinburgh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Addlestone man stranded in Dubai asks government for help
A former superbike racer who’s been stranded in Dubai for seven months since his wife fell to her death is calling on the UK government to help him return home.

Sean Emmett's wife Abbie died in February and her death was later recorded as suicide.

Mr Emmett, from Addlestone had his passport taken away and said he didn’t know why it hadn’t been returned.

The Foreign Office says it couldn’t interfere in the UAE's legal process.

The couple had been in Dubai on a 48-hour stopover after their honeymoon in Cape Town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Case dropped against Shepperton woman
Cases have been discontinued against two people who were charged in connection of the death of a jewellery designer in West Sussex.

52 year old Gary King from Kent, was accused of murder, conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

39 year old Rebecca Rogers from Shepperton was accused of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Lewes Crown Court officials said the cases had been dropped against both.

Four other men will go on to face trial.

All are charged with the murder of 59 year old Michael Griffiths whose body was found by fire crews after a blaze at his house in Fernhurst in January.

They are also accused of conspiracy to commit a burglary with intent to steal and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Break-ins in Carshalton
Four vans have been broken into overnight in the area near Carshalton Beeches train station.

Tools were taken from three of the vans, and Sat Nav systems were taken from two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Tributes paid to police officer
The family of a police officer who died following a collision in Sutton have today paid tribute to him.

PC Andrew Duncan who was taken to hospital following a collision in Rosehill and died in the early hours of Sunday.

The 47-year-old officer was married with two children, a son and a daughter.

Today his wife Claire said in a statement Andrew was a fantastic husband, father, son and brother.

And they are left with a huge void in our lives, but we have some fantastic memories that we will always treasure."

A 25 year old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving; failing to stop at the scene of an accident and driving without insurance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Appeal for witnesses after Walton collision
Police are appealing for witnesses after two people were involved in a serious collision in Walton last night involving a silver Toyota Corolla.

Officers were called to Molesey Road at about 10.30pm as the car collided with the two parked vehicles when travelling from the direction of Hersham towards Hampton Court.

The driver, a 19-year-old man and his passenger, a 17-year-old man, were found unconscious and taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Roehampton redevelopment plans under consultation
Wandsworth Council have launched a six-week consultation looking at different options for the redevelopment of part of Roehampton.

The local authority wants to spend millions on pounds on the Alton area, which is one of the most deprived parts of the borough.

The proposals hope to improve some of the outdated housing and to create a safer and more attractive place to live.

There will be drop-in sessions at Roehampton Library where residents can discuss the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

South West Trains issue apology
South West Trains have apologised for disruption to commuters.

There were no trains between Barnes and Clapham Junction until 8.45 yesterday due to overrunning work on the track.

Normal service wasn't restored until 11am.

A half day refund will be paid to those affected by the delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

More arrests after police officer death
Two more men have been arrested as part of an investigation into the death of a police officer in Rosehill in Sutton.

A 19-year-old and a 23-year-old are in custody at a police station in South London.

25-year-old Gary Bromige has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving along with three other counts.

He’s been remanded in custody and will appear at Kingston Crown Court in October.

Two other men were arrested and bailed on Sunday, whilst a woman was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

Esher & Walton MP hits out at firefighters' strike
Esher & Walton MP Dominic Raab has labelled tomorrow's strike by the Fire Brigades Union as irresponsible.

The Conservative MP says FBU leaders are out-of-touch and are wielding undemocratic powers.

He's calling for changes in the law to ensure a strike can only go ahead should the majority of a union's members back it.

Firefighters are walking out from 12 noon until 4pm tomorrow due to a row over pensions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Hammersmith Flyover Repair Timetable Revealed

The final phase of maintenance work to the Hammersmith Flyover is planned to start next month.

The remaining 11 of the flyover’s 16 spans will be strengthened in a similar way to the five spans were strengthened last year.

The bearings carrying the structure will also be replaced, carriageway drainage will be renewed and the entire flyover waterproofed and resurfaced.

Work will take place at night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Kingston Regeneration Project Underway

Mass regeneration works start in Kingston’s Ancient Marketplace today.

It’s all part of the Council’s plans to turn the area into a fully functioning food court.

Work is due to last until March.

The area has been at the centre of controversy after three traders were evicted earlier this year because they didn’t fit in with plans for the space.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Monday, 23 September 2013

Witnesses wanted for Ewell collision
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a motorcyclist and a car in Ewell.

It happened at a junction on Derek Avenue last Friday at 6pm.

A black Ford Focus and a brown Lifan motorcycle were involved.

The rider, a woman in her 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment for suspected spinal injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Wandsworth Council to decide on cycling contra-flow proposals
Wandsworth Council will make a decision today on whether cyclists could be allowed to ride both ways down some one-way streets in the borough.

There are nine roads where 'contra-flow' cycling facilities are proposed, all of which have relatively low traffic volumes.

Proposals to allow bikes to pass through five 'no through road' junctions will also be discussed.

Councillor Russell King believes the changes would make it easier and safer for cyclists to travel in Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Brentford take on Leyton Orient
Brentford face Leyton Orient at Griffin Park in League One tonight.

The match is manager Uwe Rosler's 100th league match in charge at the Bees.

Brentford are currently 10th in the table, but they'd move up to 7th with a win against unbeaten Orient.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Chelsea: Mata wants to win League Cup
Chelsea's Juan Mata says he hopes to add the Capital One Cup to his trophy collection this season.

It's the only English competition that Mata hasn't won since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2011.

He's been out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho so far this season, but is expected to start for the Blues at Swindon tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Mesca: Fulham will win against Everton and Cardiff
Fulham youngster Mesca believes they'll bounce back after defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.

The midfielder, who made his debut at Stamford Bridge, thinks home advantage will help Fulham beat Everton and Cardiff this week.

He says they'll have the crowd behind them at Craven Cottage which will give them the confidence needed to win.

Fulham face Everton tomorrow evening in the Capital One Cup, and Cardiff on Saturday in the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Wimbledon regeneration plans unveiled
Proposals for Wimbledon to replicate Barcelona have been unveiled.

Richard Rogers, the architect behind the Millennium Dome, points to Las Ramblas as inspiration for his designs to pedestrianise part of the town centre.

He was speaking at the Future Wimbledon Conference, which was designed to help shape the future of the area.

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond supports Lord Rogers' ideas, saying that the town naturally lends itself to pedestrianisation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Break-in at Epsom DIY store
A man in his 40s has been arrested after a break-in at a DIY superstore in Epsom at the weekend.

It happened at the Homebase Store on Reigate Road.

Twelve Karcher pressure washers were taken.

A man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and remains in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Computers stolen from Epsom college
Four Apple Mac computers have been stolen from a college in Epsom.

Police say the thieves caused around 200 pounds worth of damage after breaking in through a ground floor window.

They ask anyone who saw anything suspicious at Epsom College last week to contact Surrey Police or Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Final phase of Hammersmith Flyover maintenance to start
The final phase of maintenance work to the Hammersmith Flyover is planned to start next month.

The remaining 11 of the flyover’s 16 spans will be strengthened in a similar way to the five spans were strengthened last year.

The bearings carrying the structure will also be replaced, carriageway drainage will be renewed and the entire flyover waterproofed and resurfaced.

Work will take place at night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Man charged over officer's hit-and-run death in Carshalton
A man has been charged over the death of a police officer who was killed in a suspected hit-and-run collision in Carshalton.

Traffic officer, 47-year-old PC Andrew Duncan died in hospital yesterday morning after being hit by a car during a speed enforcement operation on Reigate Avenue.

A 25-year-old man will appear at South Western Magistrates' Court in Battersea today charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Two other men remain in custody and a woman has been bailed until October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am  

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Policeman Dies In Carshalton
A police traffic officer has died after being hit by a car he was trying to stop for speeding, in Carshalton.

47 year-old PC Andrew Duncan was attempting to get the vehicle to pull over on Reigate Avenue on Friday.

It was found abandoned nearby.

A 25 year old man’s been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

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Clare is a playwright, an experienced voiceover artist and the narrator of several audio books. She loves dogs and ballet!

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